Zanesville Signal, February 12, 1931

Zanesville Signal

February 12, 1931

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Zanesville Signal, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1931, Zanesville, Ohio THE ZANESVILLE SIGNAL VOL. LI, NO: 248 ZANESVILLE, O., THURSDAY EVENING, FEB. 12, 1931 PRICE: THREE CENTS BANDITS FOILED IN ATTEMPT TO SECURE RICH MAIL HAUL FEDERAL RELIEF FUNDS PROMISED FOR DROUGHT STRICKEN OHIO COUNTIES Inside Bags Was Defaced Oh Way Back to U. S. Treasury Bears Son Washington, Feb. bandits, invaded Union station, black- lacked a mail clerk, seised three reg- istered pouches consigned to the fed- :ral got a mess of worth- less currency lor their pains. The money with which the rob- ocrs escaped was destined from the New York federal reserve bank to the treasrurv's reduction division to be round" into pulp. But already the ills having a face value of (id been cut in half in New York and perforated. The pounches contained bank notes scheduled to be taken out of circula- Pope -Addresses Universe by Radio Vatican City. Feb. 12. Pc-pfe Pius SI today broke down the barriers vhich had separated the head of the iomanv Catholic church from the vorld for three score years and seat ils voice by radio to all parts of the vorld. Observing the ninth anniver- sary of his coronation. Pope Pius inaugurated the powerful new Vatican wireless station with an address wishing "the peace of Christ" for of the faithful. The pope sent his blessing to all the peoples of the earth ,to his ministers, to the priests, all of the faithful, the missionaries, the ROTernments and their peoples, the rich and the poor, the em- ployed and the unemployed, the afflicted and the suffering. After 'broadcasting the pope's radio neseage, which was. then: translated 'rom the Latin for. broadcasting' to international radio audience, the xratiff v left the radio station and rent directly. to the papal .academy rf sciences.: where an extraordinary lession was lield in Celebration of the wronation anniversary, the inaugura- ;ion of the new station and to in- stall Sepatpr Guglielmo Marconi as a. Sin the ceremony at finy. Father. Giuseppe Glanrranceschi, lead of the papal "science academy. chinked .the .potlff for his speech naugurating- the .-station. Father Oianfranceschl proposed ;hat Marconi be made a. member of ,he academy in recognition of his ef- rorts in' providing the papal state nth the station. Marconi briefly thanked .Father jlanfranceschi for.his invitation to jecome a member of the academy, rhc famous Inventor said, however. ;hat the new station was due entirely ;o the I interest -efforts of Pope ?IUB. He said he was happy to ac- :ept the membership Invitation. Pope Pius then spoke-. in Italian aying he' was grateful that God al- .owed him to live, to see so many marvels developed by science. He Daid tribute to Marconi as an inver.- -.or who had permitted the 'divine of Christ, uttered by the human of Christ's vicar, to be heard ;hroughout the world. PLUNGES TO DEATH WHEN AUTO DIVES IN MAUMEE RIVER O., Feb. A Toledo rode at furious speed to his leath in the Maumee River early to- lay when his car plunged over the locks and into 12 feet of water at :he foot of Jefferson avenue. The victim was Walter Waslelewskl. 11, formerly an employe of the Wil- ys-Overland plant. Mrs. Helen McLaughlin, sister ot :he youth, who identified the body, .aid she believed he had been beaten >cfore he met death. The cause of the fatal plunge has kot been ascertained. The only wlt- to the accident, a watchman. the car was traveling at a high ate of speed. 5URNED TO DEATH HOMEJGNITES 7ROM STOVE FIRE Akron, O., Feb. 12. Betty Sourek, 6. and her brother, Joseph. 6, were 'Urned to death and three other members of the Sourek family were njured when their home on Ghent oad, three miles from here, was des- royed by flro today. The blnio broke out while Joseph ourek. Sr., 45. father of the children nd an Akron attorney, was starting stove fire. Sourek was burned critically and la wife, Grace, 44, an authoress, and notlier daughter. Rose. 14. were in- ured when they leaped from a sec- nd floor window after the flames ut off escape by the stairs. First warning' that the house was blaze cnme when Sourek. his cloth- ig in flames, rushed screaming into is .wife's bed chamber. Mrs. Sourek and Rose extinguished Is flaming clothing with a blanket nd helped him through a window. Tien they Jumped. Betty and Joseph, Jr., were trapped i their rooms and their charred odles were found after the fire died own. Mrs. Sourek is the author of "Wlld- a novel published two years jo. and of several short stories. The Sourek home wns in an Iso- ited section and the house was des- before help arrived. DIDJA' NOTICED a, steak in the mouth is two in the mind? Oh, me, ft nice comfortable feellnR some 0 lucky birds are getting these tion by the treasury.. Such notes are cut in half, and cancelled before being shipped to the treasury to be de- stroyed. The treasury issued orders to the secret service to investigate the rob- bery to find out whether the bills had been cancelled. Peter Johnson, of Belleville, N..J., the clerk in charge of the mail truck, waa felled by lead pipes wielded by tho bandits. The two escaped through the crowded, concourse as Johnson fell unconscious to the floor. United States postal inspectors were rushed to the scene at once while police throughout the-city were notified by radio. It was said to be the first ina'll robbery ever staged in the capital. Inspectors were waiting word from New York as to the exact contents of the pouches. W. A. Offut, chief of the reduction division in the office of the comp- troller of the currency, said all old bills are mutilated before being ship- ped'to the treasury by the Federal re- serve. They are cut in half and care- fully perforated. Later at the treas- ury are macerated and boiled to Jcanson. the mall clerk. Is. an old sraployee with a good record. He told police he took the mail off a New York train shortly after .2 a. m. He placed the ;three pouches on the fax end of a'truck which a negro helper was pulling. As they neared the entrance to the station concourse, leading to the local post office, the bandits slugged John- son with heavily-padded lead pipes These were left a small hand- ,bag at the scene of the robbery. The helper .thought the bandits had guns. He fled and later was found hiding under some luggage In the station. Johnson, however, said the bandits had no guns. Details Missing New York, Feb. York pos- tal Inspectors said today that they had received: only scanty information concerning the Washington postal robbery, that they had no local in- formation concerning contents.of the pouches, and that they expect to take no part in the investigation which will be conducted from .Washington 1HZE WHITE OFUiiYHEAO Say Coooer Disappointed Them First Columbus, O., Feb. Governor George White was scored today by of- ficials and members of the -Ohio Li- brary association for the attitude he allegedly haa assumed in connection with the recent election of John Henry Newman, Columbus, as state li- brarian. The accusations against the chief executive were launched during the course of a private conference held by members of the association in the Deshler-Wallick 'hotel here. Charges were made that Governor White "soft soaped and. double crossed the association members" and did not keep a pre-election promise that he would'not tolerate election of a poli- tician as head of the state library. The association members ex- pressed Indignation at the elec- tion of Xcwman, holding that the stale iihrnry was an educational institution and thus should not be headed by a "politician." "The library has been looked upon by recent governors as a "soft spot for lame one of those present at the conference declared. Tho statement was also made that former Governor Cooper promised the library association that he would not make any recommendations as to the election of a library chairman until he had consulted with the associa- tion's members. "We relied en Governor Cooper, too. but shortly after he made his prom- Iso to us George B. McCormicK of Lima, was elected as an association member said. Among those present were Paul North Rice, of the Dayton Public li- brary, president the Library asso- ciation: Carl Vitz of the Toledo library, chairman of the legislative committee of the association: Miss Linda A. Eastman, librarian of the Cleveland Public library; Miss Mil- dred Landoe. librarian of the Green county library at Xenia; C. R. Wilson, president of the Ohio Library Trustee association; and W. H. Collins, librar- ian of the Akron library. At the conference the members dis- cussed the fcasbillty of an interview with Clifton in the course of which they would present a formal protest against the election of Newman. A decision was reached that such a step would be taken but the plans were terminated when it was learned that Clifton was out of the city. Rico then suggestsd the members arrange for an audience with Gover- nor White The appointment was made for this nftemoon. It was un- derstood the member would present a formal protest to the governor. CALIFORNIA PAPER ADDED TO CHAIN Los Angeles, Feb. Los An- geles Evening Express founded in 1871 and the oldest dally newspaper In this city, has been purchased by Paul J. Block, head of nn eastern chcin of newspapers, according to an announcement In the paper today. Block will assume control next Mon- day. M'LAGLEN TO WED Hollywood, Feb. Rob- ert McLaglen, 42, brotrw. of Victor McLnslcs, screen star, and one ot eight brothers who guinea fame In the World war, will be married next Monday to Marian Lord., 36. actress. McLaglen served with distinction In the British army. SON TO RE JOIN FATHER INPEN AFTER GUILTY BURGLARY PLEA Jesse Rox Commits An- other Crime While On Parole NEA New York Bureau. A second son has been born to the Countess Bernadotte, daughter of H Edward Manville, wealthy American manufacturer. Her marriage to Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden attract- ed international attention. A .con- gratulatory message was received; by the couple at Pleasantville, N. Y., from King1 Gustav, uncle of Count Semadotte. The former Estelle Man- is shown here 'in a recent studio portrait. 122nd Anniversary Cele- brated Today Washington, Feb. capital led the nation in tribute to Abraham Lincoln today en the 122nd anniver- sary of the birth of the emancipator. President Hoover, Vice President Curtis. 'Chief Justice Hughes and prominent members of the cabinet and congress were scheduled for Lin- coln day. addresses here and elsewhere throughout the' country. .Mr. .Hoover's addess was t obe de- livered-tonight-'over a radio hookup. The was to speak from the historic Lincoln room on the second floor; of. the White House-, used by Lincoln as a.' private 'office and study- duririg: the Civil war. Vice President Curtis, Chief Justice" Attorney' General Mltthcli, Secretary at Interior Wilbur, Secretary of X-abor. noak and Hugh Guthrlc, K. ter of Justice and attorney gen- eral of Canada, ore to speak at Lincoln day celebrations here. The Republican national committee announeeu .today .that numerous Lin- coln day rallies would be held in various' cities with the following speakers: Secretary of Agriculture Hyde. Louisville; Senator Reed, Repn., Meadvillc, Pa.: Assistant Attorney General Richardson, Toledo; Assist- ant. Secretary of Agriculture Dunla.p. Norwalk, O.; Executive Director Lu- cas of the Republican national com- mittee, Nashville: Assistant Secretary of Treasury Lowman and Second As- sistant Labor Secretary Husband. El- mira, N. Y.; Assistant Attorney Gen- eral SiSEOD, Albany, N. Y.; Rep. Fort, N. J.. Greensboro, N. C.; former Gov- ernor, W. L. Harding of Iowa, Kansas City, Mo.; former Governor D. W. Da- vis of. Montanar, Huntfngton, W. Va.; Rep. Hooper, -Mich., Baltimore: Rep. Eaton N. J.. Trenton, and Rep. Welch, Calif.. Philadelphia. EXPECT TO AGREE TODAY ON DRAFT FOR BONUS LOANS Washington, Feb. 12. The house ways and means committee was ex- pected to agree today on the gen- eral draft of a bill to extend the loan limit on World war veterans' adjust- ed service certificates. Republican leaders plan to bring the bill before the house Monday and pass It then under suspension of rules. Tho committee had one other meas- ure before It today, that of Rep. Fish, Repn.. N. Y., for optional cash pay- ment of 25 per cent or the full ma- tured value of the certificate. The sentiment of the committee, how- ever has crystallized behind the com- promise loan bill sponsored by Rep. Bacharach, Repn., N. J. "Brig. Gen. Frank T. HInes. admin- istrator of veterans' affairs and treas- ury officials and actuaries were called in today by the committee to help In working out details of n loan bill. Tho committee expects to complete tho draft for the measure today, but a formal report may not be made un- til later. WOMAN CONVCTED OF CHILD'S DEATH Morgantown, Ky.. Feb. Dent Kcown, 25, mother of three children, today had been charged with manslaughter in conectlon with the death of James Bellies, 9. who was said to have been the victim of alcoholic poisoning. The boy was alleged to have drunk liquor obtained at the home of Mrs. Kcown. A warrant has been issued for tho arrest of Mrs, Keown's hus- band. A charge of selling liquor and possessing parts of a still also has been placed against Mrs. Keown. PARROT FEVER NOT ALARMING AS YET New York, 'Pcb. fever (pslttlcossis) mystery disease that took a toll in human lives In the United States a year ago, has taken one life In Brooklyn and caused ill- ness of four relatives. This was revealed today with an- nouncements by Health Commissioner Wynne and representatives of the United States public health service sent here to investigate, that "there was no cause for The Brooklyn case, they' said, was Isolated, already "under complete control." Tho victim of the 'disease, S. L Bruck, died January 18, Be causa he looted his uncle's home and made away with his brother's clothing, Jesse Box. 28, will soon re- join his father In Ohio penitentiary and begin serving a sentence of from five to 30 years. Rox was indicted by the January grand Jury for breaking an entering an inhabited dwelling and when his case was'called for trial In common pleas court Thursday morning, changed his plea from not guilty to that of .guilty and "immedi- ately was sentenced. According to county authorities, Rox broke into the farm home of his uncle, Samuel Rox, Coopermill road, last Dec. 27. He stole sweaters, shirts and wearing apparel, valued at about S50. Clarence Rox, a brother, claimed to be the owner of the merchandise taken and was -the prosecuting witness In the case. William Rox, father of Jesse, was sentenced to Ohio penitenti- ary for 19 years in 1928, when found guilty of stealing an auto- mobilei In Franklin county. At the time ot the father's sentence, Jesse was also an .inmate or Institution, having been incar- eratcd there on- a theft charge. Younfe now returns to the penal Institution to rejoin his fath- er and begin paying another debt to society. Rox was on parole from the penitentiary when arrested for the theft of his brother's, clothing last December. In passing sentence .Thurs- day, Judge C. F. Ribble acted on the recommendation of Prosecuting Attor- ney C. S. lor mercy. The maximum sentence in a. case of this nature, it was .explained, is life prisonment. It Is believed the Rox case is with- out precedent In. this county and haa attracted considerable attention throughout tms' section of the state. After being Indicted, Jesse Eox en- tered a plea of not guilty to the seri- ous charge but today changed his plea and-admitted his guilt. OF GUILT LIE Also Protests German Disarmament Berlin, Feb. 12. The reichstag, opening its campaign against the "war guilt lie." adopted a resolution today asking the government to seek abolition of that part of the treaty of Versailles, which, places responsi- bility for the world conflict on Ger- many. Another resolution protesting against the disarmament ot Germany while other powers were failing to observe their arma- ment agreements under the treaty also was adopted. The resolutions were introduced by the Peoples party and the Cath- olic party. The reichstag adopted tlicm wjtli rising votes. The adoption of the protest mea- sures came after the legislative body had rejected Communist and Fascist motions to discontinue the Young plan payments, withdraw from the League of Nations and create a fron- tier guard against Poland. The reichstag adopted a motion, however, favoring opening of nego- tiations immediately with signatories of the Young plan in the hope of obtaining a revision. The vote on this motion, which was Introduced by the Christian Socialists, was 314 to 46. A similar motion but one which also embodied a request for an imme- diate moratorium under the Young plan was rejected. The government parties and Social- ists supported the first Young plan revision motion, the Socialist speaker recalling that Chancellor Heinrich Bruening had announced the govern- ment's Intention to start such nego- tiations as soon as the international situation warranted. PROPOSE PROBE OF MICHIGAN UNIV. FOLLOWING RAIDS Lansing. Mich., Feb. legisla- tive inquiry into conditions at the University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, where 83 students were arrested yes- terday when five fraternity houses were raided and liquor confiscated, was to be proposed in the legislature today by Rep. Frank Darin of River Rouge. Darin said his resolution would point out that since the university was supported by public funds the citizens of the state, the students and thcrl parents were entitled to an Investigation. Tho students taken, la the raids are scheduled to appear Friday when the county prosecutor will have decided what action if any will be taken. This afternoon the senate committee on students affairs was to meet and con- sider the situation. Alexander G. Ruthven. president of the university, intimated tho university might take disciplinary measures. HUNTINGTON BANKS JOINED BY MERGER Huntlngton, W. Va., Feb. Merger of two state Twentieth Street Bank and the Bank of announced here today by D. A. Hall, president of the combined institutions. The new' institution, serving the shop and mill district in East Hunt- lngton, will be known as the Twentieth Street Bank. It will nave deposits of more than of Hay Mid, New Governor ISN'T TELLING ALL HE KNOWS ABOUT CASE IS POLICE THEORY Discover Discrepancies in Laub's Original Stories NEA London Bureau. Descendant of a. family famed in Ireland's peerage, the Earl of Bess- borough, above, has unexpectedly been appointed governor general of Can- ada. His name had not been men- tioned among the probable successors to the post formerly held by Lord Willlngdon., who named viceroy of India, .Lord Bessborottgh has had wide excerience in parlia- mentary and miltary affairs and in business. PERSONS 1 ANONYM! NOTES Practice Becoming Nui- sance, He States Sheriff William Curtis tossed a stack of'letters into his waete-basket Thursday morning and at the same time scored writers who seek to give Information con- cerning liquor law violations, thefts and other practices. The sheriff .branded such let- ters as a nuisance. Anyone who hasn't rthe. backboiie to sign his own name: ti> sucli Jetter, has no business give out information about, persons: rrllegedlv breaking the 'law, Cur- tis stated. "All of these are disregard- the sheriff continued, "and 1 shall continue to disregard them tin- less they.are signed by the writers. "Some people seem to have the idea that all that is necessary Is- to write a letter to the sheriff and he will be forced to Investigate this cass or-that Well, this-off ice Is always ready to take action on any cases of lawlessness, but.I must have mote lOUtiuStion tot probing than merely an anonymous the sheriff concluded, firmly. Deputy sheriffs also said today they had received various anonymous letters, but that they had given them the same treatment 'as that used by the sheriff. CLAIMS SURGEON FAILED TO REMOVE PACKING OF GAUZE Portsmouth. O., Feb. Wil- liam A. Quinn, prominent Ports- mouth physician, was made delcnd- and in a damage suit for filed In'common pleas court today by Mrs. Flora canter, who charges the de- fendant left a gauze packing in her abdomen alter an Mrs. Canter said she submitted to an operation March 28, 1930 and she failed to recover. She was forced to remain in bed several months and that on Nov. 4, examination revealed the gauze in her abdomen, her petition stated. Tho gauze caused infection which developed Into an hernia, she said. Mrs. Canter said she has been physi- cally incapacitated from doing her household duties. She is the mother of eight children. MARIETTA MAN TO START FOR MIAMI ON ROLLER SKATES Marietta, O., Feb. Hall, 27, today had completed his training program and was ready for his roller skate Journey from Marietta to Mi- ami, Fla. Hall will leave Saturday morning on his ball-bsaring flight to the south. He will leave from Marietta police, headquarters and will report to police In cities along the route His spin will be made along U. S route SO, by way or Lancaster. O. Cincinnati, Winchester, Ky., and At- lanta. Hall formerly was a glass worker at Hartford City, Ind. He said he got his start as a skater by winning an endurance championship In Hart- ford City. He declared he expected to make sixty miles a day on his trip to Miami. He has promised he' will refuse automobile rides along the route. SMITH APPOINTED TO LIBRARY POST Columbus. O., Feb. ment of Carl W. Smith. Kenton, for- mer newspaperman of that city and Marlon, as assistant state librarian was announced today by Governor George White. Smith was the Democratic nominee for secretary of'state in 1928 and the nominee of his party for congress from the eighth district last Novem- ber. He was at one time postmaster of Kenton, LICENSE CATS? O., Feb. P. Romo- ser had before city council today a proposal that all Loraln cats be li- censed and forced to wear bells around their necks. The measure wes designed to protect the city's birds. Cleveland, Feb. notorious underworld character, familiarly known aa "Hymie the was sought in Pittsburgh today by Detec- tive Bernard Wolf on suspicion that the gangster was the trigger-man In the murder of William E. Potter, for- mer councilman. revealed-that Wolf has been in Pittsburgh since yesterday after- noon, trailing the gunman reported to Cleveland police to have fired the shot that took Potter's life Feb. 3, in an apartment here. Detective Inspector Cornelius W. Cody declined to state whether "Hyrniel the Gunman" and the mys- terious "M. J. Markus" who rented the murder suite on Jan. 27, are one and the same man. Disclosure ot the Pittsburgh phase of the murder Inquiry tains as "Markus" was traced- to Detroit through a letter sent by Fred C. Laub, the apartment- liouse custodian, to the owner of the building, the Hev. Fr. Milan Hraniloyich of Chicago. As Laub became the key flgure in the murder Investigation, po- lice officials "today Interrogated him further on the letter lie sent to the apartment house owner. .Laub, ill at the prison ward of city hospital with Influenza, was ques- tioned this forenoon. Police here today received a long distance, telephone, call from. John Echelberry, a merchant policeman at Kent, informing them he had seen a mtm answering the description ot accormmnled by a pret- ty blond woman at" 4 a. m. Feb. 4 saveral hours after the time fixed for Potter's murder. Echelberry said he saw the couple In a Kent restaurant. Marked discrepancies were revealed between Laub's account to -police of renting the murder apartment to a mysterious "M. J. Marktts" on Jan. 28 and his reports to the owner of the building who lives in Chicago. When detectives went to home early today to further question him' he protested-he was ill with in- fluenza and he was removed-to the prison ward of City hospital under police guard. His wife was brought to the'police women's bureau. This., followed the revelation- that Laub wrote .the Rev. Hranllovlch on Feb. 2 that "Markus" had telephoned him Irom Detroit to arrange for rent- ing the suite. During repeated ques- tionings by police Laub had made no mention of such call. Laub told police that "Markus" came to the apartment Dulldlnff Jan. 28, paid a deposit on the suite and telephoned several days later when he sent a messenger with to complete payment on the first month's rent. He said "Markus" represented himself as a chain store manager from Philadelphia. "The alleged dis- crepancies In his stories, police said, substantiate the ort-ex- prcssed accusation that "Lauo Isn't tclllns all he knows Rav. Hranllovlch, reached in Chi- cago by telephone early today, re- lated that he first received a let- ter from Laub dated Jan. 31, advis- ing that he had obtained a renter for the suite. The second letter, dated Feb. 2. he said contained the deposit and1 advised that the apartment had been rented to "a man named Markus." This letter related, he said, that the man had telephoned from Detroit and said he would pay the balance of the rent when he moved in. "Markus" said he would arrive in Cleveland Tuesday, according to the letter. Potter was murdered Tuesday night, Feb. 3. NEA Cleveland Bureau. estate left by the late Mrs. Charles P. -Taft of Cincinnati will be divided between her two daughters, .Mrs, Albert S. Ingalls above, of Cleveland, and Mrs. Louise Sample of Cincinnati. Mrs. Ingalls Is the mother of David S. Ingalls, as- sistant secretary of the navy in charge of aeronautics Taft Heir MONEY ON WAY SAYS GUMMING IN CONFERENCE WITHSQUTHARD Ohio's FAITH IN BANKER FOR JHECKS Says Daugherty Asked Him to Sign Washington -C. H., Feb. neys for Mai B. Daugherty, on trial here on one of 18 indictments chang- ing mishandling of the funds of the Ohio State bank. were, expected, today to attempt to disprove damaging evi- dence offered yesterday by John.Per- rlll, a farmer, who testified lor the state. Conn Mattern, Dayton attorney di- recting Dougherty's defense, was tc continue cross-examination of Perrill today..Matterh began a rigid examina- tion of Perrill Just before court ad- journed yesterday seeking, to show thaj tho' transaction. between Penill and Daugherty. legal. Perrlll testified that Daugher- ty asked him to. sign two checks, totaling 55000, .In order to take care of difficulties of the hank. Perrill declared he had no money In the' but that he signed the checks because of his long friendship .with Daugherty and because Dangherty told him he would "take care of It." said he did not recall signing a .note lor although a note said to have been signed by 'him was exhibited -The witness told of depositing 83000 in the bank with the intention of applying J2000 ot It on a note ho owed. He said the 82000 never was credited to the note. Stato Bank Examiner Claude Z Hummell also went on the witness stand and identified notes, checks and deposits slips which the state will use in the case. __ State Banking Superintendent O. C. Gray was the first witness. He said he thought the Ohio State bank solvent until It was closed on May 12, 1930, Columous, O. Feb unaf, are soon to be spent in drought stricken Ohio emergency v health work, Dr H. a. state health director, announced to- day He said lie had this assurance-- from Surgeon General Hugh S Cumming of the United States public health service upon Tils re- turn from Memphis, Tenn, where he and the health directors ot 20 other states in the drought met with Cumznlnj'to discuss tlie distribution of appro- priated by congress for that par- pose- Just what Ohio's slyrerwlU be caa" not be determlnei.until Its needs arrived at by a survey of the 25 coun- ties affected he said. The survey being conducted under direction! of Dr. Southard, probably wlU completed this week It Is not known whether fund" will be distributed on, an area or. population basis. Many are wholly within the drought area while only tho southern port of Ohio la affected. Tha federal money Is to be spent for prevention control only, f the health directors agreed, and the Red Cross Is to be asked to take care of individual cases where the distribu- tion ot medical supplies Is necessary. The fund Is to be handled tnrougH the state health officers. aoon-M Ohio's needs are determined Dr. Southard will requisition the general for the amount needed. DROUGHT RELIEF PROGRAM THROWN BACK TO HOOVER Washington, Feb. careful- ly-evolved relief compromise worked out by Republican and Democratic leaders has been' thrown back to President Hoover and Secretary of Agriculture Hyde for further Inter- polation. The president and Hyde thus tar have refused to- say, the S20.000.000 relief measure will extend to food loans. The senate, acting on a mo- tion proposed by Senator Borah, Repn., Idaho, proposes to place the administration on writ- that question. As a result, the compromise is threatened with discord, although there Is a fair pros- pect of salvage. Hyde's reply to the question pro- ocninrterl In Borah's parliamentary coup probablv wns to bs received by the senate about noon today. The United Press was inlormcd author- itatively following conferences par- ticipated in by Mr. Hoover. Hyde and Republican leaders, that the agricul- ture secretary plans to avoid defin- itely committing himself to the vse of government money for purchase ol food. Instead, it was learned, Hyde is expected to take a middle ground, probably pointing out that after a farmer obtains a loan under the com- promise plan It might be left up to him to decide If he is to use it for food as well as crop supplies. RECORDS FAIL TO CONFIRM CHARGES Washington. Feb. of the Interior Ray Lyman Wilbur to- day told the senate public lands com- mittee that an exhaustive search of interior department records "conclus- ively proved there was no basiV' for the charges of Ralph S. Kelley that the interior department permitted oil companies to gain control of oil shale lands in the west. Wilbur said that he had done ev- erything in his power "to ascertain whether or not there was grain of truth in the Kelley The investigation, he said, proved not, SAWED BARS FROM JAIL AND ESCAPED DOWNRAINSPOUT Napoleonic.. Feb. pris- oners, supposedly with outside aid, escaped from the Henry county Jail hore during the nirrht hv sawlnn bars from a window and sliding down a ralnspout. It was discovered tcday by Sheriff George Bowerman. The fugitives are Ivan Zlegler and J. R. Ruslin, Toledo, both charged with burglary; Charles Moon. Fos- toria, held In a robbery, and William Startauck and Dick Cox. Napoleon alleged hip-pocket bootleggers. Three other prisoners retused to flee. They were George Zimmerman Toledo, charged with burglary Jointly with Zlegler; Gale Bocher, Napoleon held on a 1'Iquor charge, and Fred Ludeman, Jailed In default of fine for alleged larceny. Sheriff Bowerman's theory Is that an accomplice in an auto passed the saw Into the Jail during the night and took all to Toledo where Zieg- ler has a police record. Both Zlegler and Zimmerman were recently indicted for Bur- glary ot the Co. IN A CLAIRE TALKS OF TEMPERAMENT AND SILLY THINGS Chicago, Feb. Claire, the actress, and her actor husband, John Gilbert, sro living apart because, she disclosed while stopping here en route to Hollywood, they can, afford to do so and she "would rather be her hus- band's mistress than his housewife.' Admitting that she was tempera- mental and "not so easy to get'along Miss Claire said she didn" think the public should "worry" abou how she and Gilbert lived because they were being "different" merely bsca-uso they realized they to "preserve their happiness." "We are both stars." she pointed out, "and both inclined to be ner- vous. Actors and actresses have many thinga in their work that need ad- justments. Throwing two such peo- ple into the same home with dall; need for so many adjustments is a bed thing for happiness in marriage "Marriage should be an individual she continued. "The certifi- cates are all alike, except in name but the lives of the married persons can't bo arranged like patterns.' To preserve a marriage, the two persons must two their heads and figure out tho best thing for them, not follow custom." MINERS ENTOMBED Pelplng, Feb. of mi- ners were reported still entombed tc- day by an explosion In the- Fushun mines Jn Manchuria. The explosion occurred. Sunday. Share of priation Has Not Been Determined 'M FINAL EFFQRT TO STARIE0 4i Irene and Dague to'Die February 23 New Castle. Pa., -Feb. desperate struggle to save gunglrl. Irene Shrdederfromthft'. electric chair: was under way here today. Within a. week, the fate of the blond ex-jvait- ress will be deflnitery sealed. Irene's .hopes for a cpmmuntedr sen- tence will go traveling over the Penn- sylvania- hills to Harrisbiirg "; week, when her attorneys. will make their final plea to the state pardon" board. If the board refuses to intervene, Irene and her salesman-lover, Glenn- Dague, have but ten days more of; Ife. Their execution has been set for the morning of Monday, Feb. 23, The Treno Schroeder who sits today in a barren cell In the 80- year-old Jail here is Just as calm as the Schroeder who last March 21 stood before Judge R. Hlldelirand and heard a jury pronounce her doom. If she must die, she has resigned herself to her fate. But she still cherishes thtt hops that the pardon board' will Intenenc The two attorneys who lengnt persistently to save her from the chair' were in conference today, perfecting: final plans for their appearancer be- fore the board Wednesday The at- torneys Thomas W Dickey, New Castle, former district attorney of. Lawrence county, and Benjamin Jar- rett. Farrell. former state senator. Defense counsel has outlined three- chief arguments for presentation to the four board members. They will contend That execution of a woman. Is against the public policy of the com- monwealth. That the shot which killed Cor- poral Brady Paul of the state high- way patrol was fired by Patrolmen Ernest Moore, Paul's companion, and not by either Irene or Dague. That Judge Hlldcbrand erred in not permitting the defense to introduce! evidence designed to show that Irene had an "irresistible Impulse" to steal and rob. They will trace, step by step, tho tragic happenings on Dec. 27, 1929, when Corporal Paul and Moore stop- ped the car bearing Irene Dague, Tom Crawford. Irene's brother, and four-year-old Donnie, the gun girl's son, on the Butler-New Castle pike. Paul was shot to death, and Moore was wounded. Irene and her com- panions were escaping from a. store holdup in Butler. DEMPSEY TALKS OF DOMESTIC BLISS Youngstown. O., Feb. day said Jack Dempsey, former heavyweight champion, here to re- feree a prize fight show tonight. "I want to settle down, and have a real home, and children, and everything." Denying stories published In some newspapers quoting Mrs. Dempsey saying she did not want babies or a- home to- interfere with her career, the former heavyweight champion, said he was present during the inter- view which resulted In the "Don't get me wrong." he explained, "we have a. nice home- now. But you see, I want to keep actlye, work- Ing for a while yet. I want to stay in the game, rcfereelng fights, whlck Is my racket, and earning living." WARMER Cloudy followed by occasional rain tonight and Friday: slightly warmer In southeast portion to- night; slightly colder to north portion. Friday. mm Jlh.HVUcer. ;