Zanesville Signal, February 11, 1931

Zanesville Signal

February 11, 1931

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Zanesville Signal, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1931, Zanesville, Ohio JPri Prints the News THE ZANESVILLE SIGNAL VOL. LI, NO. 247 ZANESVILLE, O., WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEB. PRICE: THREE CENTS COMMISSIONERS TAKE HIGHWAY PROBLEM TO STATE OFFICIALS BOTTOM DROPS Oft OF SCHEME AND FINANCIAL WIZARD FORCED TO QUIT White and Merrill to Consider Proposal On Road Into Morgan-Co Crowning their efforts to give] 'uskingum county two hard surfaced ichways connecting Zanesvllle wltn :organ county, local commissioners c! County Engineer George R- present their proposition Governor White and State High- ay Director O. W. Merrill, c.t Colum- us Friday afternoon. Tne road In question stretches ,-om Young Hickory to Chandlers- ille and the distance, yet unpaved, 11 miles in length, gjjhighway was hard surfaced from ninworgan county line to Bristol last "south Klver road, which ex- ii-nds along Muskingum river into Morgan county, is an ade- quate thoroughfare but In times of water becomes inundated frequently, thus severing the ar- trrv of traffic north and south along the river. With the road improved between Chandlersviile nnd Young Hickory, an auxiliary route would be available far if- mote from the flooded lowlands. While South River road is "noted >r its beauty and pictresque scenery. le new highway under consideration ould likewise route traffic through le hill section of southern Musking- m county and at the same overlook ie river which has come to be nown as the "Hudson of the West." Aside from providing an" auxiliary ighway, the ridge road would make i Ideal main market road for per- ms residing in the communities irough which the throughfare avels. Zanesville business men are :euly interested in the county's pro- In Inducing the state depart- cnt to pass proper to ive the road. Such an outlet would make for bet- r trade among residents of Bristol, ctmg Hickory, Zeno and likewise ould further the prime aim of road ;TA IF EF A DA D CASE GHE8TY C. Gray First Witness Called to Stand Courthouse; O., Feb. 11. -yytit witnesses were called by the ate today in the trial of Mai S. 68, former-president of the Ohio State Bank, who is ac- ised of criminal responsibility In the ink's closing. The jury' was completed late yes- rday when the thirteenth, or alter- ite, Juror was. chosen, and testi- ony began today immediately after a prosecution and defense com- cted opening statements tc the jury. Louis J. Schneider, Cincinnati, who Is assisting County Prosecutor S'nrman K. McLean, charged In bis opening statement, that nauglierty defrauded the bank of S72.000 through misapplication of funds and fake loans. "We will prove that he domino- led operations of the Schneider said. "The evidence will show that Dauglicrty misapplied funds and altered the records so as to 'cover up'." Daugherty, brother of former U. S, General Harry M. Daugh- ty is accused in 17 indictments of nous charges of fraud. He Is being led on the specific charge of mis- 'Plylng by using the name of Merrill, a farmer. Conn J. Mattern. Dayton, of the fense counsel, said in his opening iternent that Daugherty "will take e witness stand with all his 70 ars burden on him and will tell you out these transactions." Mattem went Into detail concern- K a merger in which three local nks were combined into the Ohio ate Bank, and said he would prove at failure of the bank wes In no iy due to mismanagement by Daugh- fhe state's first witness was O. C of Cadiz, state superintendent banks. He said that on May 12, tthe day the bank closed, he at the batik three hours for a POO check with which Daugherty cl to strengthen the bank's ds- sted reserves. He said Daugherty ;lted him in Columbus the night eviouily and said the bank's re- were in danger and asked what n to bo done. Otr.y said he told Daugherty to raise e money and that Daugherty prom- c! to have the funds the next :rnlng. When he failed to appear ay said, he took over the bank behalf of the state. DISON BIRTHDAY 1ADE AN EVENT N SUNNY SOUTH ?t. Myers. Fin.. Feb. ri .Mate leaders Joined here today honoring Thomns A. Edison on the cf the noted inventor's 84 th today. SdiFoh broke the steady routine his synthetic rubber experiments grant his usual birthday mter- w, participate in a parade, and wlt- formal dedication, of the Edit-on bridge over the Caloosn- Uihce. Edison birthday traditionally is 'cstlvc occasion and usually brings ;ether two of the aged Inventor's sc personal friends, Harvey 3. Flre- ne nnd Henry Ford. Although Plre- "c Is here. Ford was unaccountably '.'.inp. ceremonies Incident to Uic dcdlention were given ndclcd or by the parade, which Included lllnntly garbed Scmlnole Indians. by Chljjr Medicine Man Jose Billy I Abraham Lincoln, original guides 'he Tamtam! trail. DIDJA' NOTICE- builders to get "Musklngum county out of the mud." Just what action would be forth- coming from the conference with the governor and Merrill, Is a matter of conjecture. However, county com- missioners are of the opinion tiie state Officials will act favorably to- ward the project. Weds Actress Rural Police System Un- der New Name Columbus, O., Feb. the guise of a "safetv police" meaure the legislature had before It today a bill to establish a. state police force or constabulary, numbering from 50 to 300 officers with genera! police powers. The bill was introduced by Rep. J. A. Jones Portage county. It is expected to have the backing of rural and farm organizations which for years have been advocating the creation of a state police force. Efforts will probably be made to en- list in its supnort the Ohio Automo- bile association, through linking the proposed police with the automobile drivers' license bill initiated by the association, it is believed. The bill provides for a "state safety police" which shall enforce the state laws and maintain safety on the highways-. The proposed police force would be under control of a state board comprised of the highway di- rector, agriculture director, con- servation commissioner, state forester and motor vehicles com- missioner, authorized to appoint a police superintendent at an an- nual salary of a year. The superintendent, with the ap- proval of the board, would be em- powered to appoint a "state safety police force" of a "sufficient number to enforce the laws of the but not more than 300 nor less than SO men. The bill does not fix the salary to be paid the police, but specifies that all costs of the proposed force shall .be-paid from the general revenue or the state. Annual cost of such a force. In- cluding equipment and other ex- penses, is estimated at from to a year, depending on the number of police commissioned. The proposed officers also would be given "general police powers which may be exercised at any time" and would be required to set as "peace officers of the state." Specific provision is made, however, that "the safety police force shall not te used as a posse in any municipal- ity having a regularly organized po- lice force" and that "no officer or member shall be used in an industrial dispute." Seventy-four bills were introduced in the assembly at Tuesday's sea- Turn to Page Five FIRE INTERRUPTS FIRST AID CLASS AT HEADQUARTERS Firemen receiving first-aid instruc- tion from A. R. Lauffer. Ohio Power Co. instructor, were interrupted by an alarm from Box 64 at o'clock Wednesday morning. Soot In a chimney at the residence of William Carlisle, 921 Putnam avenue, burned with no damage. The first aid class started Monday and will continue for 10 days. Bandaging and a study of the several pressure points on the body were stressed at the meeting Wednesday morning. About. 20 firemen of the two platoons responded to the fire. NEIGHBORS DF MURDER SUITE HELD BY POLICE FOR GRILLING Reasons for Detention Re- main Mystery; Probe Continues NEA New York Bureau Marriage of Eoger Wolfe Xahn (be- orchestra leader, aviator and son of Otto H. KaHn, famous banker and art patron, and Miss Hannah Williams musical comedy actress, was revealed two weeks after their secret wedding at the Kalin es- tate at Cold Spring Harbor. Long Is- land. The bride was reported to have abandoned her stage career at the re- quest of her f atber-in-law. Prominent Students Caught in Raids peaplo who lose. Interest i> 'lrif money, lore Interest in noti -UK; BURNS FATAL TO SISTER OF LOCAL WOMAN WEDNESD'Y Mrs. Elizabeth Lorenz. aged 85, died at o'clock Wednesday morning in City hospital, Coshoctcm. as the re- sult of burns received when her dress caught fire from an open grate at her home in Coshocton last Thursday. Sho was terribly burned atout the body. Six years ago this month. Mrs. Phoebo Landerman. Coshocton. a sis- ter of Mrs. Lorenz was burned to death in practically the same manner. Mrs. Lorenz is well known in this city, where she had often visited her sister, Mrs. Caroline Haehnlen, Undcr- xvood street. Besides tlie sister. Mrs. Lorenz la survlx'ed by one son. Henry Lorenz. and one daughter. Mrs. Thomas Ror'son. Coshocton. Funeral arrangements are Incom- plete. FRANCE PLANS TO BUILD WARSHIPS OF LATEST TYPE Paris. Feb. French neval building program for 1031-32 has been completed for submission to the chamber of deputies late this week. osklng for speedy construction of hall a dozen formidable warships .of the latest fighting type. Tho program, total.1) 42.000 tons of projected ships, nnd definitely ends the " bxilldlns truce" with Italy as a result of failure of negotiations between the t.wo countries for n lim- itation ogrecment. Tlie naval building budget will tlmntc an expenditure of 364 francs (a-bcut BI03.4S8.300) for the year, an Increase of 111.000 frolics over the 1930-31 naval budget. Tho report of the naval ministry which will bo- presented to the cham- ber discusses the of the Lon- don noval treaty and also pnys con- flblo nttenuon the Frnnco- n limitation deadlock, which c'.rlxrn couiitriM tows.-rl what resembles a naval bulldma race. Ann Arbor. Mich., Feb. 11. In the most extensive raid ever conducted on the campus of the University, of Michigan, five fraternity houses were invaded this morning by Ann Arbor police. They said liquor was confis- cated in each house. Warrants charging disorderly con- duct have been Issued for 83 students. The houses raided were those of Delta Kappa Epsiloii. Kappa Sigma Phi Delta Theta, Theta Delta Chi and Sigma Alpha Bpsilon. The raids were made after po- lice hail arrested Joseph Looney and Shirley O'Toole, whom police said later admitted they had de- livered liquor to the fraternity houses. Tlie youths were riding about in an automobile when they attracted police attention. No liquor was found In tlieir car. They were Held pending further Investigation. After getting Information from the O'Toole youth as to which houses had been supplied, the police started on the raiding expedition. Names of students who face charges were not made public, but it was learned that a number of the most prominent men on tlie campus were Involved. At least one varsity football player was included on the list. The fraternities were among the most prominent at Michigan. The raids, which started early, were led by sergts. Sherman Mortcnsen ajid Norman Cook. They entered the frat houses and aroused the sleeping students as they searched the premises from top to bottom. Police listed the results of their liquor findings as follows: Phi Delta Theta, 12 quarts and 12 pints of whiskey in two suitcases. Delta Kappa Bpsilon, 10 quarts of whiskey and a half case of beer. Kappa Sigma, two suitcases full of whisky. Theta Delta Chi, one suitcase full of whisky. whisky. Alpha Epslloa. quarts of Cleveland. Feb. mysterious figures entered the William E. Potter murder investigation man and who live in the neighbor- hood where the ex-councilman was trapped and shot to death a week ago. Identity of the new informants was closely guarded by police. They were rushed into central police station early today and questioned by De- tective Sergeant James Hogan. head of the homicide squad, behind closed doors. After questioning was com- pleted they were escorted from the station by police. No one was per- mitted to interview them. It was learned, however, that the couple was questioned about hearing shots indicating that they live in a building adjoining the one where the murder occurred. Detectives apparently hoped that the two had seen the fleeing killers and would be able to give a more complete description of them. Four persons were held for fur- ther questioning in the case last night. J. J. Radlich, also known as Gray, and Mrs. Betty Gray, who live In a suite directly under the one where the murder was committed, were locked up for the night In order that they might be farther questioned today. The others held were two west side men, said to be bootleggers, who were picked up on a "tip" that thej- might have some con- nection with the case. A blond woman, said to be the sweetheart of one of the pair, also Is sought. No trace has yet been found of the mysterious "M. J. who rent- ed the apartment where the murder was committed, or of the blond wom- an reported to liave been seen in hia companv in the building. "Markus" rented the apartment on Jan. 28 and' paid 865 lor the first mouth, according to Fred C. Laub, manager of the 'building. Potter's body was found there- last Sunday. The murder apparently was committed Tuesday night, Feb. 3. Potter was last, seen alive that evening. .Meanwhile D. L; Cowles, police Bal- listic expert., is ejrarplnlrg. an old- fashioned revolver which was found yesterday, and which is be- lieved to be .the weapon with which Potter was killed. The gun was found at the home of Patrolman Harry Miaer. It had been given to Mizer by Meyer Weis- man who found it on a lawn near tlie scene of the niurder. Two bullets had been fired from the gun and there were clots of hair and blood on the butt. Mizer was suspended yesterday for falling to re- port possession of the gun soonest. Potter was buried yesterday in Cal- vary cemetery. -Funeral services were held in the Church'of Christ the King in East Cleveland; Edwards lor capture and convic- tion, of the killers may total as proposals to post reward of SSOOQ each by the city and county are be- ing considered by officials. The Cleve- land News posted a 85.0OO reward yesterday. W E T S OF ILLINOIS PREDICT PASSAGE OF REPEAL BILL Springfield, 111.. Feb. 11. The O'Grady repeal bill, proposing to do away entirely with state enforcement of prohibition, was sent to the state senate today after being passed In the house of representatives by a vote of 91 to 58. Under terms of the bill. Illinois would repeal Its search and seizure act and follow the system of several other states in leaving prohibition, en- forcement entirely to the federal gov- ernment. The measure was proposed by Thomas J. O'Grady of Chicago. Ultimate passage of the bill was LAKEWOOD MAN IS SUPT. OF BANKS T 0 SUCCEED GRAY predicted by wet sympathizers, who claim a majority of one in the sen- ate. Their victory in the house was more decisive than they had antici- pated. The vote on the repealer was taken late last night after hours of de- bate All day yesterday and for four .hoars last night, the question Tras I before the house. Deponents spoke ifor hours cgainst It and some of its supporters spent oUier hours explain- ing their stand. Galleries and aisles were packed both for the day and night sessions Many supporters explained their stand by declaring they were follow- de- A Beauty From the Carolines That members of the North Carolina State College Forestry Club are no backwoodsmen can be seen in their choice of charming Miss Betsy Shore, above, of Raleigh, a club sponsor. Miss Shore Is a graduate of Peace Institute and prominent in Raleigh society. FOR AM .S State Relief Program Is Well Under Way Columbus, O., Feb. was being furnished by the Red Cross to animals as .well as humans In the drought stricken area, of .Ohio-today. Harry A. Ciatori, secretary of the Na- tional Orange; reported" to Gen'. Henderson, the state relief worki that It has been found necessary to furnish food for cows and chickens in Coehocton county Ja order to preserve the milk and egg supply. In some cases the Red Cross and other relief agencies are furnishing fcod for horses so their owners might continue to have their use in mak- ing a living. The same conditions prevail to a greater or lesser extent in other counties, according to General Henderson. In Washington C. H., Fayette coun- ty, according to the report of the state health department nurse, the Mothsrs club is furnishing milk and lunches to school -children, and plans are being perfected for converting the hospital of the county children's home into a dormitory to care for children who are in need. A survey of Washington county re- vealed one unemployed man in urban districts to two In rural, according to C. S. Slade. assistant sanitary engineer of the state health department. Judge Samuel Scnlup, Cam- bridge, chairman of the Guernsey countv relief committee, has re- ported to General Henderson that In addition to selcctlnj; m-Mi who are to be given work by the state highway department, his committee Is registering every un- employed person. General Hender- son believes all county commit- tees should follow that plan. Organization of county committees in Hocking and Morgan counties, with Judge A. M. Elllnger heading the former and Judge L. Tarbert the latter, has besn. reported. General Henderson soon will be able to pvit under contract in national guard construction work. This work will include the enlarge- ment of the water filtration plant at Camp Perry. About 86000 is being expended monthly by combined relief agencies in Portsmouth and Scioto county to feed the needy, it was reported. An increase in communicable di- seases, which WBK be expected to MILLS OP SOLD OSED TO N S Attacks Compromise Plan Offered New York, Feb. is in- jurious to the country can not be bsnelicial to World war veterans. Un- dersecretary of Treasury Ogden Mills told the New York Bond club discussing veterans' com- pensation proposals now before con- gress. "We have all sympathy for vet- erans who ore unemployed or In Mills said, "and under- stand, how under tlinse circum- stances tlicy would look hopeful-. 3y 'to their" adjusted service cer- tificates as a means of obtaining further ready funds, even at tnc sacrifice of their ultimate re- demption valnc. "But, from the standpoint of all the veterans and their families, it is not to their best interest for the gov- ernment to offer all. irrespective of need, an inducement to cash their endowment policies." Flotation of a government bond 1s- suo of e, billion dollars or more to pay off the certificates would disrupt the bond market and prolong the busi- ness depression. Mills said, citing the same objections referred to by Sec- retary Mellon and business leaders at recent congrsslonal hearings. Predicting a government deficit of "not less than half a billion dollars" at the close of the current fiscal year. Mills said the treasury was not In a position to undertake flotation of such a huge bond issue except at an excessively high cost. This would re- sult lii a tax increase, he added. Mills opposed-not only the plan, for Immediate cash, retirement of the certificates, but also the compromise proposals to permit additional bor- rowing by veterans to the extent of about a billion dollars. Either plan would injure government finances and the bond market, he held. USED BRAINS AND NOT. TURRET GUN TO MAKE CAPTURE York, Feb. 11. A customs Inspector who substituted brains for manpower engineered' the capture today of 25 rum runners. cases of high-grade liquor valued at 8100.- 000 and three motor trucks, worth each. Custom Inspector John Beacn, ______ __ __________ company a drought, has teen dls- 1 cruising in patrc! 548 covered In but few localitler. the darkness, heard the hum of a fast ing to Dr. H. G. Southed, state health director. The rain and snow of the earJler part of the week has caused smaller pier in the Red Hook section streams In many of the counties to flow for the first time in months, re- ports said. Every effort was being made to conserve this water. ing the will of the people as ,s T- t. 11 T T dared in last fall's state election. Columbus. O., Feb. J. Ful- ton. Democrat, Lakewood. was ap- pointed state superintendent of banks by Governor George White to- day. Fulton will succeed O. C. Gray, Republican, Cadiz, who was appoint- ed by former Governor Cooper. The salary Is 875OO a year. Fulton Is a national bank examiner, i T-I -rr Tir-i m the Cleveland district. He prc- Occupied Chairs of City Officials For An Hour; Wil- vlously served six years in the state banking department. ,He is married and has two chil- dren. He has lived in Lakewood for boat running without lights near the statue of Liberty. He trailed around Governor's Island and to the past eight years. He formerly wns a resident of Galllpolls. His appo'ntment wlu !sent' the senate late this afternoon confirmation. for LOVE. UNDAUNTED BY PRISON TERMS New York, Feb. A love affair which began In Hollywood four years ago and was Interrupted by prison sentences of both principals was cul- minated today by the marriage of Paul Kelly, actor.' and Dorothy Mac- nctri-ss and widow of Ray Ray- mond, comedian, for whose death Kelly served two years In San Quentln prison. Kelly, who will open tonight In a new plfty. "Hobo." at the Moros Thea- ter, served 25 months In prison and -.8 months on parole after his convic- tion on a charge of Raymond died a fist flint, with SCOUTS DID PRETTY GOOD JOBJ3F IT, TOO Chairs of City Officials For An H liam Decker 'Officiates As Mayor It Is doubtful if the average citi- zen noticed anything different about Zanesvtlle Wednesday afternoon, but from 1 to 2 o'clock, municipal affaire were governed by Boy Scouts. Tho town was "run" by the every office from mayor to plumbing inspector being occupied by a khaki- clad youth who. while having the time of his life for the brief period, was learning something definite about civlo affairs. Tho mayor's chair In city hall was occupied by William Decker, a Boy Scout of Troop 4: He answered the telephone with a confident ring In his volco that had the parties at the other end of the line asking: "Is this Mr. Whereupon Mayor Decker was called upon to explain that he was merely a part-time mayor, but please could he do anything? It a of Brooklyn. Signalling four guards. Beacn worked around to the street en- trance of the pier. In the dim light l ho could see the trucks backed up end more than a score of men busily loaded and unloading cases of liquor. His small crew was hopelessly out- numbered, but Beach decided on a ruse. "Ahoy at the end-of the he shouted, "you fellows take that crowd by the truck. You in the ware- house get that gang. We'll take care of these." Tho rum runners shrank Into the shadows as Beach and his men, still exhorting Imaginary assistants, rush- ed out with drawn revolvers. Two patrolmen, attracted by Beach's voice, called patrol wagons and aided in herding the astounded rum run- between the two. police ntatlon was capably handled. No serious outbreaks or riots were reported. Scott Power waa an chief of the fire department, ners to the barge office. One of the Ho waa replaced by Harold Kllngen-j trucks was marked "The P.CA Stores, smith of Troop 17. while Roydenllnc.. of Cleveland, Chicago, Pitts- Browning of Troop 19, was his assist- ant. Other boys holding public offices were: service director. Harold Green. Troop 7, assistant. Holland Sellers. Trocp, l; safety director, Clinc Reed, Troop 2, Assistant, Roger Higgle, Troop 16; Miperlntcndent of school. Eugene Whittltnger, Troop 29: assistant, A. W. Regan, Troop 7; plumbing inspector, Charles Atwcll, Troop 19: assistant. Ronald Cllne, Troop 38: waterworks director, George Mohler, Troop S; as- sistant, Orvllle Warner, Troop 17: health commissioner. Jamen Kippcs. Troop 15: assistant, Ray Non-ls, Troop 32; auditor, William Johnston. Troop Ths pollco department looked tol36; Roy Granger, Troop 32. n....m..m. GIHwpie of Trcop IS. as its lead- Emerson Fraunfelter took the place of, iv in an argument over Miss fnr hour. Ralph Factor, a, mem- Executive H. T., and Paul Kava. I bcr of Troca 28. waa hia aeigisUot fit Iraoc. 3. AM .hit Militant, t burg and Detroit." DELAY ACTION Columbus, O., Feb. ac- tion on the Drivers License bill. In- itiated by the Ohio State Automo- bile association, has been postponed until next Tuesday night by motor vehicle committee of house. the tlie IN ADS Payton, O.. Frlgidalr corporation today an- nounced that It. will spend OOO.OOO on nrivertlMnj; and pro- moilon during 1MI. The alr here slightly above nnrrrm with mem. oa> t Borrowed From Many Friends and Paid Some SO Per Cent Interest Belvldere, HI., Feb. finan- cial dream of Belvlders's "King Midas" has ended, leaving him, he admitted today, with nothing but debts and a determination to "face the music, whatever the tune may be." "I am penniless and admit- ted Albert W. Benham, who climbed spectacularly from the position at shipping clerk to become the town s wealthiest appearing man and the idol of persons to whom he paid SO percent interest when times were bard. Benham. !n a written statement to the press, blamed his failure to "cir-i cumstances" and de-' IR ALS THINK Cl 1 E EN INE Sagle to Investigate Work Done Muskingum county commissioners will confer with Deputy State Mine Inspector Elmer Sagle Wednesday af- ternoon .for the purpose of determin- ing the present status of the mine fire on the OrviUo Dozer property at Cannelville. County officials have ex- pressed the opinion that the con- flagration has been sufficiently checked and that It will soon bum out. For the last several weeks workmen have been digging a huge ditch through a section of the mine, head- ing off the names. Tractors and shovels were used in excavating the underground passage. The purpose or the meeting to- day is to decided if further work will be necessary before the fire can be safely, extinguished. The .burning mine has proved a men- ace to the entire countryside in tile vicinity of Cannelvillc and companies .operating pipe lines, oil nnd gas wells, and hiffli-tcn- alon power lines through that sec- tion of the county, have been showing great concern over tlie spread of ;tlie.'flames. These com- panies also .tolnca with the coun- finances---for bringing about some method for the underground blaze. Already the fire has been costly to Dozer as It ruined hundreds of tons of coal and reduced' the top soil of adjacent land practically useless for vegetablo life. The tire has gained considerable ex- ploitation through newuMpers in va- rious parts of the -country and. al- though it has not been as dangerous as some of the Journals would have it appear, the conflagration nevertheless proved a source of great worry to those directly in' its- path. County commissioners and officials of the companies whose holdings are located in the vicinity .-of the burn- Ing mine were quick 'to act In an ef- fort to curb the flames which, might have caused much more damage had no steps been taken to snuff out the flre. Glaring that If he, had been left alone. the system" eventually would have worked out to "world's advantage." Estimates of the total amount Benham's friends, many'of them working people, might lose '.r from about to more than That further official consider- V ation would be given his failure- w'as Indicated last night when State's Attorney Alex Storm said the grand Jury probably would be recalled next "week to hear more testimony. Benham, who is 40, Is a native of Belvidere and worked many years in. factories here. A hard worker, he rose. steadily until he became chief ping clerk at the National Sewing Machine plant, a position he held lor, 20 years. About two years ago he begin tor-'-r rowing money from his fellow em-- ployes, paying them back each week-. with large interest. His fame began to spread. came from.other towns 's lend him money. Sometimes he them 10 percent Interest, SO. He retired as a shipping Bockford he organized the Biaclc- ,rj hawk Finance company, to "buy or sell anything, anytime." He became recognized ui Belvidere's wealthiest man and i'ttutV greatest friend, of the 'working, with a little money to ..Invest. Bank officials estimated .that. -with-. In a few months more than: a- .quar- v ter dollars -was from, their institutions by who lent the money to A few weeks ago Benham national attention. were threatened. He welcomed.' Last week he still appeared confident. Last night he announced he waa..: "broke." Benham's wae bit- ter. He declared he waa through, with the "business and asked Jiothr Ing except to be "let alone." His. Blacfchawk company he had turned over to It his. home for the consideration of tl-' "I have paid out-every cent to he stated, "aim I myself to pay back every cent :I t Itx an unwritten ham Indicated he'had accepted loana from about 300 persons arid that the original Investments were due most of them, J. a SNIFF DIES 36 HOURS AFTER MOTHER'S PASSING Only 36 hours after the death, en his 94-year-old mother, Mrs. Rebecca Sniff. Joseph H. Sniff, 72, died early Wednesday at Bethesda hospital fol- lowing an Illness of six weeks from dropsy. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and Fultonham Pres- byterian church. Ho had spent Ills entire life in the West Pike neigh- borhood, about six miles from this city. Surviving are his widow and two daughters. Miss Nettie Sniff of the home, and Mrs. Ralph Lee of Mox- hala Park: thre brothers. Samuel T. and Herschel Sniff of Zanesvllle. and W. B. of Saskatchewan. Canada, ard three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Morgan. Miss Katherine Sniff, Zanesvllle, and Mrs. Frank Davey of Coopermlll road. DEFIANT ATTITUDE TAKEN BY BROWN T 0 SENATE GROUP Washington, Feb. General Baown today refused to re- veal to the senate committee investi- gating postoffloe leases information, re- garding his recommendation last Sep- tember that the government cither purchases certain leased'property or condemns it. The refusal precipitat- ed a bristling exchange between Brown and Chairman Elaine, who had requested the Information. Brown told Blalne the Information was "confidential" and that to reveal it, would be "incompatible to the public interest." Blalne pressed his questions and Brown waa equally persistent In refusing to talk. BANKING RESOURCES SHOWING NEAT GAIN Washington, Feb. re- sources of the reporting Nation- al banks In the U. S., Alaska and Ha.walt on Dec. 31, date of the recent bank call, amounted to 828.799.684.- 000, an increase of over resources three months earlier. Comp- troller of the Currency Pole announc- ed today. HINT URUGUAY ON BRINK OF REVOLT Montevideo, Uruguay, Feb. telegram .from Rivera, published to- day by the newspaper El Dla, claim- ed thai rumors of a revolutionary movement In Uruguay, were Increas- ing dally. The telegram said troops patrolled Rivera, which Is on the Brazilian fronler. every night while reports were received that a revolt planned by followers of Nopomuceno Saravia jtt, WEED 001 10 COMPROMISE ON Expect Favorable Action, on Remainder Washington, Feb. house ways and meaTts committee today eliminated all veterans' bonus pro- posals brought before It, except: the Bachrach plan to -Increase the loan limit on certificates and the Fish'plan. of optional payment in cash of 25" per cent of the full value of World war veterans' certificates. Voting down hills to pay In cash cither the present face value or the full mnture value of the .certificates, the committee decid- ed to call Dirsctor Frank T. I lines of the Veterans' bureau and treas- ury experts tomorrow to advise it regarding the Bacharach and Fish plans. The committee's action cleared, the way for compromise, with thejposslliinty that a decision may be reached tomorrow In view of the rapidity with which It dls- posed of the cash proposals today. It waa learned authoritatively after the meeting today that the- 'commit- tee will report out a bill, probably 1p- mcrrow. similar to the Bacharach measure, which, in addition to In- creasing the loan limit to SO per cent, also will provide for reduction, of- In- terest on loans from 6 to 4 per cent. Republican leaders, it was learned also, are planning to bring upi the measure Monday under a suspension of the rules and pass It that day. There is to be much opposition to this procedure, however, since Repub- licans and Democrats generally ere united to act upon a compromise bill. The plan proposed by Rep. Fish, Rcpn., N. T., would allow veterans the option of taking now 25 per cent in cash of the full matured value of the certificate, the remainder to be left to his account. The committee estimated today this plan would cost If all took advantage of it, the lowest of any proposals be- fore it. The proposal of Rep. Baeharach. Repn., N. J., to increase the loan value from 22 "xi to 50 per cent. It was fig- ured, would cost If all veterans borrowed money under it. FORGERY ALLEGED ONE DAY BEFORE BANK IS CLOSED Charged with forgery of a chedc for 88 on Zanesville Building and Trades council which was 'drawn on the State Security bank Jan. 4, Roy Blggam. 34. of 13 Bridge street, pleaded guilty when arraigned Wed- nesday morning in municipal court and was ordered held for the grand Jury. Bond was set at The affidavit was signed by Watt M. Barnett. president of State Secur- ity bank. Biggam is alleged to have forged the name of F. C. Bolden. secretary and treasurer of the trades council, to the check. State Security bank failed to opett Its doors Monday morning, Jan. 5. WARMER Increasing cloudiness, not to tonight: Thursday cloudy, slightly warmer In south and slight- ly colder in extreme north por- tion possibly followed by rain In extreme WPst portion in afternoon or at night. ;