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   Zanesville Signal, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1937, Zanesville, Ohio                               J Prints the News THE ZANESVILLE SIGNAL TebtheTmh VOL. NO. 306 MONDAY APRIL 1937 THREE CENTS OHIO CASE SENT BACK REPORT SHOWS SHORTAGES IN CITY ACCOIMS Fox and Mick Cited For Deficits In Ceme- tery Funds of were found in accounts of City of Zanesvllle in a lengthy report filed with the state bureau of accounting today by r State- Examiner John H. Powetae copies of which have been distributed to city FranK U former director of Greenwood la responsible for 71 of this the re- port reveals. The audit covers the period from March 1935 to June 1936 In all city accounts save the cemetery and thia covers the period from March 1935 to Sept. 1936. The examiner said Fox and M. R. a cemetery had collect ed the money from the sale of lots without turning it in Fes also was held liable for an additional collected but which he later made restitution. Concerning made by the examiner col- and deposit of cemetery charges when made by M. were so made as to preclude any dis- claimer of knowledge therefore or evasion or responsibility therefore by Frank L. Fox. director of Greenwood Findings for and re- also were made against Fox and R. H. a cemetery la- for overpaid compensation. The examiner also reported that the Law Library association had been overpaid by and asked return of thft amount to the city. Other minor items 'n the shortage were found to be dxie to duplication of payments on invoices and have since been rec- When it was apparent that there discrepancies in the Greenwood cemetery Fox was relieved of duties there. Later charges of embezzlement were and when found guilty in common pleas court here last he was sentenc- ed to a term in the Ohio peniten- tiary Concerning other city departments investigated during the audit the ex- aminers were profuse In their praise of the efficiency and accuracy 'found William E. former city and Cecil W. in- were highly praised for their The report stated City Auditor Henry Stemm and his Miss Mary Snider. impartial and watchful of city's interests In all transactions and that everything had been found legal and up to the ex- acting standards of state system of accounting Miss Bess Byrne wfti commended for her accuracy in the handling of municipal court affairs and the rec- ords there were set forth as a model for other similar offices in the state Council records were found properly kept and filed. Mayor Wetherald WRS commended for the cooperation he gave the ex- aminers in delving into the city's financial and was highly com- plimented for the aid and assistance Denhardt Unworried at Murder Trial Two daughters of Mrs. verna Garr Taylor are pictured at outside the courtroom of New where they testified ther mother had no reason to commit suicide as claimed by Brig. Gen. Henry H. left. charged with murdering socially prominent Mrs his indicated no as the courtroom picture was snapped. The two daughters arc Mrs Allen H- and Fiances Taylor. Between them is Dr. E. S. Garr. COMPROMISE ON Laundry Truck Driver Now COURT LOOMING In Forefront of Murder Case Four Justices Appears Best Plan Now Open For Contro ersy April 2C tors who declined to be quoted by name said today an administration spokesman had discuftfted compromis- ing the supreme court dispute by authorising four new but had turned down suggestions for only There also was R possibility Uic ment or on the evr of the senate Judiciary com- mittee's first closed session to bcgm voting on the ccurt The meas- ure would permit appointment of six new justices if members over 70 do not retire A possible supreme court decision today on the unemployment insur- ance provisions of the social security act and on validity of supplementary siate observers might have. some effect before tomorrow's com- mittee session. Arguments were heard April 8 and 0. There were no signs of an agrce- court would f announce at noon whether it would pass on old age Commonwealth Carefully Guards Young Man Who Drove Widow Home From Business House out the muddU pension provisions the act before ed affairs at Greenwood cemetery. Arrest Couple On fj Charges of Forgery adjournlng for the summer Opponents Indicated they April cou- identifying themselves as Mr. and frs. Joe W. Bush of Canton were un- anest here today as officials necked up on forgery charges on in six Ohio towns Police Chief Gail Sesler said the r cashed a check for at a sat and then tried to tried cash one for like amount at a icry. .said Canton when in- icd of the raided the Bush at Canton and found 600 alt for 40. Staler said each checks bore the forged slgnfc- of an Insurance company and that had printed on a press found In the ilcr said forgery charges against couple were on file in Martiris New Sandusky and Ravenna. planned to confer today with cutor Robert Hastings on rr charges should te filed t the pair or whether fchould be turned over to one of ier towns. ih gave his age as and Mrs. as 24 Guilty Pleas to feterfering With Strike Conn April H. president of pleadfd inno- In federal court today to a of iciatlng a federal law a strike at the Mlddle- with Rand waa Pearl head of ft New York strike- who also entered innocent indictment charged Rand and th sending some 57 men York to Mlddletown to in- peaceful picketing and conduct cf the strike of Signs Guffey Bill April HeMcvclt today itjned the Ouf- bill marking a ntre mpi stabilize the j i through fling alone. would fight all modifications in order to lores a test on the bill as it stands. The opposition strategy will be to seek Hist to split the presidents pro- posals into two separating the supreme court issue from recom- mendations to speed up judicial processes. Senator van Nuya said he would ask for an early vote. Check-ups of committee members' present attitudes indicated that not more than nine were prepared now to vote to report the bill favorably. If the committee should split final- ly along these there would be a 9 to 9 sending the bill to the senate without recommendations. Some members said there was little with the present lineup in the for a favorable report on any court legislation unless the president shoiUd step in with a promise acceptable to a majority of 18 Thia was regarded as however. New April Chester youthful laundry cftiVerT today stepped into the forefront In the mutder trial of Brig Gen. Henry H. Denhardt who Is charged with k 111 In g pre Mrs Verna Darr Taylor. The car-old driver of a truck lor the laundry operated by the 40- year-old widow was Injected into the trial by the defense Tho Special Prose- cutor J. Ballard Clark has in- stiuctcd the joung to talk with and efforts to locate him have been futile witnesses have testified J frequently drove Mrs. Taylor home from her a lew blocks dis- tant. Tho commonwealth carefully guarded the young man and even the people of La where he have Joined to prevent newspaper- men from seeing the young man. Tho defciwe introduced the name into the testimony early last week but since has not referred to him. Adding further to an- other special Wirt Saturday denied the state waa inter- ested in Woolfolk but the next day Clark said on my instruc- tions stayed in Wirt Turner's office- aJl day State experts featured today s court room activities. They were called by the commonwealth to back up con- tentions the on the general's overcoat were blood. A new angle entered the case over the week-end when the state intt- Congressional Party Weathers Bad Storm April con- gressional party returning from a tour cf the Virginia peninsula dock- ed if somewhat to- day after riding out what marines said sue of the worst spring storms in Chesapeake bay history. Some members of the party report- ed minor injuries Many were ill. ship of a 9400-ton carrying Vice Presi- dent Garner and nearly a hundred senators and camo in on schedule but the flood tide and winds delayed It an hour and a half in docking. Debarkation Anally began about 7.30 a. in and who had gone through the storm less disturbed than moatf was one of the first to go ashore. The ship ran into the full force of the gale almost immediately after leaving Old Point where for two days the and their families made headquar- ters while touring the peninsula mated gcrgt John T of the XxjulsvUle police would give a practical demonstration of the paraffins test to the Jury. Tests made of both the gen- eral's and Mrs. Taylor's hands by the Loulsx llle policeman and according to his Tailor's test was negative while that of the general was poslthe. JUDGES GATHER IN OUSTER SUIT O April 28 Judge Ttofcort P presiding at a Ecioto-Sandusky conserxancy court Scaring on a petition to oust tricts ruled today to bar all arguments respecting the mcnt of the directorate Tho Scioto-Sandusky Conservancy seeking removal of the charged that the districts first board was forced to resign and that the present directors were cd for political The court docs not care to hear argument as to why these directors were said Judge Duncan as lie opened the hearing with hts 16 fellow judges of the district. The court appointed them and MOVEMENT FOR PREVENTING OF MAJOR STRIKES President Intervenes In Threatened Railway Walkout Washington. April President oRosevelt Intervened today to prevent a strike of 000 railroad and shipping em- ployes In the New York metro- politan area. He appointed an emergency board of three to try to work out a settlement. Queenly Queen they have functioned. We are inter- d in hearing only why they should or should not be A motion by directors to strike out most of th t matter contained In the association's petition W S. counsel for the direc- read their answer which a general denial. The answer government moved today to that the district had entered a con- Contemplated Strike of Busmen Quite Annoying April Brtt- 3c ran Pa.. April The ccndi tion of BUbop Thomas C. former Cleveland prelate of the Roman Catholic church who has been ill for mere thnn a reported nlghW a threatened strike by 030 busmen which might bring a major transportation while the city Is Jammed with coronation crowds. Officials of the ministry ol labor's conciliation department scheduled conferences with members of the traffic and transport board and representatives of the Transport and General Workers' union. They hopod at least to get the busmen to agree to a truce until af- ter King George Is crowned May 12 The government feared that if busmen adhered to their announced intenton of quitting work at mid- night Friday the dispute might spread to the city's streetcar and subway workers. tlngenfe fee contract with the Reese Engineering company of but denied It was for the purpose of obtaining exemption from supervision by the United States army engineers construction of dams and reser- voirs contemplated by district. Mud and Only Output of Explosion Mo Wells tossed a burnltig match to the ground near the mouth of a pipe leading to an underground gasoline un- used for 17 years. Mud and pebbles bubbled from the pipe Then the a few feet exploded. Wells Is well. He wasn'i hurt. The Associated Peace negotiations were under way today to end labor disputes in two widely separated cities. Personal intervention by President Roosevelt waa expected to prevent a threatened walkout of railway clerks and freight handlers of metro- politan New York. A fight between rival workers' unions balked efforts of the national mediation board in Washington to effect a settlement. A 48-hour truce agreed upon by both each wanting to represent the will expire at noon to- day. The president's ob- uould take place be- fore a walkout becomes effective. At Governor Frank Merrlam was scheduled to meet representatives of striking Stockton cannery workers and the newly-formed Cannery Workers un- ion in the hope of ending a 10-day- old involving men. Dudley union and J. Paul fit representing tho were to confer with the governor at a morning session. The Richmond. assembly plant of the Ford Motor company was to resume operations today after be- ing tied up by a short sit-down strike which closed the plant Friday. The settled in- volving union charges of discrimina- tion against members of the United Automobile Workers and refusal by the plant management to meet with employe-appointed shop stewards. Following a conference with Ford Ed A. W. vice presi- understanding has been cd as to the relationship of the griev- ance committee to the management and has been accepted by both Questions regarding union recogni- tion went unanswered. Whether men would rcaume work on the Parker dam at Ariz. depended on orders from fed- eral authorities at Washington. It is understood the C. I. O. de- manding a day wage Increases and the right of workers to bargain col- lectively. Shoe plants In strike-harassed Lew- Iston and Me resumed op- erations today. Sixty-four thousand workers in 19 factories went to their Jobs through cordons of J5teel-hel- meted National Guardsmen while ne- gotiations toward final settlement of the general strike progressed. At General Motors their 16-day strlKe answered the call of plant's whistles early today and trooped back to their benches. Tl1 ey haa won pay raises and shorter hours in an agreement sign- ed Friday Strikers even asserted they had gained company recognition of their the United bile Worfcers of although the accord specified It was between of Canada axid the employes of the company at Osha- The men Mid women quit April 8. Ohio River Rising and Flood Fears Increase fcist O April Swollen by steady rains over the the Ohio river waa rising toward flood stage in the valley at tho rate of half a foot an hour day. Lockmastcr E M. Ellis At dam No. 8 said the atreajn was expected to rush over its banks in here Tues- day about 3 a m. at 33 and dieted night. inches today. The river at 9 a. m. had passed the 5-foot mark and was rising rapid- ly under the pressure of Beaver Beaver river and other tributaries The stage will exceed 35 feet here at noon. Warnings were issued to houseboat owners and lowland dwell era at Smith's Jethro and WelJs- near here and W. to- day by lock officials A queen who looks the part Is lovely Ellen pictured here as she donned the diadem and royal robes designed for her reign over tfce Kentucky Derby parade and ball before the annual turt classic at Louis- ville. May 8. WINDSOR WINS RGHTJWBOOK Publishers Com- Agree to Take Volume Out of Circulation r.f of crest of 43 Tuesday The precipitation was two April Duke of Windsor uon from his of self-exile today a right to have a British book about him taken out of circulation. ItyQ .publishers of It was not only took the fast-selling volume from English bookshops but wrote the duke a note of apology. That upon the demand of the former monarch's who threatented legal action unless amends were made by today. The action by the publishers came on the of tomorrow's ex- piration of the six tion necessary to make the divorce of Wallis Warllekl Simpson final under English law. Six months ago in the ancient town of the Ameri- can fiancee of the Duke of Windsor obtained a preliminary divorce decree from Ernest Aldrich and started tho momentous c-vcute which were climaxed by Edward s abdica- tion in December Her within the next two will take the necessary legal steps to make the decree final. Then Mrs. Simpson will be completely free to marry the in after the coronation fanfare for King George VI has died down for the it was learned to day thnt Fdward read passages of i at only recent h He was for some of the phrases accused him of ruddling and while he was on the throne. Geoffrey Dcnnise wrote the book. Immediately Edward instructed his London A. G. to take vigorous action. Allen issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the William Helnne- rnann. an injunc- tion by today unless the book were withdrawn and an apology Issued. White Edward and Mrs fclmpj presumably made their wedding brother who the Ohio Supreme Court Order For Refunds Reversed By High Tribunal State Must Institute Further Pro- ceedings to Determine Value of Property April court sent back to Ohio today for further proceedings litiga- tion brought by the Ohio Bell Tele- phone company in protest against an orcier by the state public utilities commission directing it to refund to Its subecrlbers for 1D25 to 1932 inclusive. Justice cardozo delivered the opir- ion of the court which reversed a de- cision by the Ohio supreme court proving commission's action. Cardozo said it would first be nec- essary for the state courts to insti- tute further proceedings to determ- ine value of the physical commission contended that the amount of tbe refund constituted excess earnings it fixed as fair rates of return per cent for 1925 to 1929 six and one-half per cent for 1930 and 1931 and five and one-half pet cent for 1932 and 1933. Under the valuation of the Intrastate portion of company's property was fixed at of 1925. Later valuations were de- termined annually by applying a price trend percentage to the value for tho preceding year and adding the net additions. Ohio Bell contended the method of fixing the valuation no weight to reproduction cost and was on secret which the company was nofc allowed to amine or New rates for the beginning April were issued by the com- mission last Jan. 29. It said they rep- resented reduction of contest- ed of approximately per year and that Ohio Bell had con- sented to the cut The supreme court also declared unconstitutional In 1871 Georgia law prohibiting insurrection against the tinder which Angelo Cincinnati negro Communist organ- sentenced to an IB to 20 years penitentiary term. Justice Roberts delivered the 5 to 4 decision holding that the law lates the guarantees of liberty em- bodied in the 14th Justice Roberts asserted In con- cluding his opinion as construed and ap- amounts merely to a drag net George succeeded Edward celebrated his 14th wedding anniver- sary with Queen Elisabeth. There a quiet family luncheon at Windsor. Union Carpenters Build Home In Day's Time Port April of speed. AJI a courtesy to Mrs Bryan widow of a fellow union the carpenters' union built her a four-room house in a day's time. Construction was begun at 8 a. and finished by Forty carpenters did the work. Squeeze Plays Aimed to Push Through Legislation April 26 gctieial assembly girded to en- ter late today the throes of log-roll- ing and squeeze play Incident to.ob- ta4nmg rnactmrnt of bills before ad- Thursdaj. Sine die adjournment was set for May 10 These tactics to flare open tonight following tho return of legislators from a end recess nil bought evidence of them was recn last when thr houae toojt from its judiciary com- tnltue a bill to reduce the life of de- ficiency from 5 to 2 yeans. TVs had the M'l t the hoiife commuter to report It out for consideration. One of the most intent lights of the session Is anticipated In the sen- ate oTer the biennial state budget approved by the houce at The new taxcV group of the upper chamber Is demanding a reduction and plans to offer a substitute biil to carry out tts de- In addition to thr proposed COO saving in genrrr.l state operation the plan of the ncy group contemplates additional of approximately in Ilcjuor highways and other Activities not Included in general expanse budget Then- total budget for all including earmarked according to Sen. Horace W. Baggott one of the group Ls To finance expend l he said there would be total of Baggott the new group's budget would finance all state activities And provide In addition sufficient funds for relief There have been rumors that the ex en if It withstands the as- sault of the new may get into a aquccze play with the of parochial and private school These unverified reports were that parochial school may attempt to block of any budget until house has had opportunity to vote on the parochial school meas- The house education committee voted indefinite postponement of the bill to provide a state subsidy of 500000 a year for porochlaland pri- vate thus barring the meas- ure from coming to a vote in the houftc The senate had the bill. Legislative leaders also anticipated the Income tax group may aerapt repiisals against senate on Inperunt bill in effort to force tWh upper chamber to act on the in- come tax bill which the hotifte approved. Such attempts In previous failed to force the senate to icW DEBATE FEDERAL EDUCATION BILL April catea cf federal aid for education In- lerpreted tho Harrison-Fletcher bill today an placing wholly In the hands of states the determination of methods for expending any funds al- lotted to them. The on which the house edu- cation committee will resume hear- ings would appropriate the first year to help the states finance their increasing the amount an- nually until a maximum of 000 was reached. Senator Pat Harrison of Missis- sippi and Representative Pelt- Cher of urged congres- sional approval on the ground the measure would assure equal educa- tional opportunities in all sections of the country. Both rejected the idea that the plan would lead ulti- mately to federal control of the schools. The question of how the states which may enmesh anyone agitates for a change of If a jury can be persuaded that ought to foreseen would have some effect on UM future conduct of others. reasonably stand- ard of guilt is prescribed. 80 vagut and indeterminate are the boundaries thus set to the freedom of speech and assembly that the law necessarily vio- lates the of liberty em- bodied in the 14th decision reversed a ruling toy the Georgia supreme court upholding statute which waa passed durtnf reconstruction TELLS POLICE OF GUN SLAYINGS Domestic Trouble Leads to Three Deaths add Then to Suicide April 36 domestic trouble authorities held caused 23-year-old John Owens to go berserk and kill his law and brother-in-law with a gun before taking his own life tor poison in the room of a woman who claimed to have loved him. Benjamin B. fa- near death from wounds Inflicted yesterday by who spared only his f- year-old Janet he turned the White home into ft shambles. the sobbing child toW shot mama and ma Owens' victims were fiarah his Mrs. and Chester Btr son. Harry 17. a believed minor bullet wounds when Owens fired on White after pumulnf him through a nearby yard. Owens' body found tererftl hours later In room of a 34- year-old waitress acting Foltee Chief Hay Brown identified Klrkcr. A note beside the body here at five till 10 thUi morning. Be sure mother baby. Tell them all good luck. I Jove you. you think don't take Just try loved him and ho loved Brown quoted the waitress never had any and seemed to be getting along all right with his wire. 1 can't understand why he would do anything Miss Kirker claimed she had not seen Owens after the but Brown said the waitress Mfccd ft taxi cab driver lo notify police body was in her room. The officer said Miss Kirker told might administer the proposed fund in connection with agitation in some areas to Include parochial 'chools in public school tions Such legislation was tabled by the Ohio legislature last week. The Harrison-Fletcher bill contains neither a provision to aid parochial nor one to exclude them. Some of the measure called for allo- cations to state educa tlon depart- menta for expenditure under existing state school laws. They suggested It would permit aid for parochial and public schools alike If such financing was provided by state laws. Kills Wife and Attempts To Take Own Life Aprit shot and killed tonight and her Uno E. a was seriously wounded. Lieut. John Whitman of the homU aquad said Hepola killed his wife and attempted to kill himself. His condition was critical. Lieut. Whitman said Hepola had just been released from the peycho- pathlc ward of receiving hospital where he was placed after threaten- ing his wife previously. Hepola had been a policeman ten years and was cited seven times for bravery. Predict River Crest Marietta. April rnmsnt engineers predicted today that the Ohio and Muaktngum riv- would reach a crest of 30 six feet under flood by At 10 today the tlvera at 30 having fallen slight- ly but a aecuna expected to start during the Af- ternoon. Rainfall in the upper klnguoi valtey WM rtportrt M light. him she had Owens about been seven woman released after ing. Brown wrote in 'formal report on the doroestio trouble plus drinking on the port of He motive WAS obecure In light of avail- able Sheriff Earl Brandel said and neighbors asserted there had been no evidence ol previous in Owens' domestic affairs. Police aald showed Saturday night. He left the four- room White where ily had been living since Ohio river at 6 a. and ob- tained his shotgun from a friend. The bartender killed wife and her mother at range M vending into their heads. The brother-in-law slain in his bed. Working In White rushed Into the hearing the blasts. Owens followed f his father-in-law when he ran for help. He shot White In the their investigation had been drinking Rain OHIO' Occasional rain tonii not mucn cnftnee m turf CHy T Cmil- m. tin lestllle .......51___Cloudy Atlanta Clear Boston ..........44.... Clear Buffalo .........44.... Cloudy IncinnAtl ......48 ...ClftUdf Col ambus 40. Clear .A8. ...Clear Paso Kansas City Log Angeles Miami VttnnfnpolU KPW Orleans ___ 42.... S2....C rith 44 Pttmfx O. Afrril for 54 Hours fttdlnf a Rain haa fallen fttm 'tin and Ohio valley to UM with htavy prtdpitattc from New Pi and North wm rtittat.   

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