New Castle News, March 18, 1937

New Castle News

March 18, 1937

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New Castle News (Newspaper) - March 18, 1937, New Castle, Pennsylvania NEWS PHONES 4000 Telephone Your Items To The Call 4000. NEW CASTLE NEWS WEATHER Light Rain Tonight: Friday Fair; Saturday Showers. FIFTY-SEVENTH 118 NEW CASTLE, PA., THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1937. PAGES THREE CENTS A COPY GIVEN FREEDOM AMELIA EARHART LANDS PLANE AT HONOLULU First Lap World Flight Is Completed Amelia Earhart And Com- panions Land At Hon- olulu This Morning MAKES FIRST HOP ON SCHEDULE TIME "Perfect Says Amelia On Landing After 2400 Mile Trip (BULLETIN) (International News Service 1 WHEELER FIELD, Honolulu, T. H., March 38. Earhart--brought her silver-colored seven-ton transport plane to a landing here today and thereby wrote another chapter in her spectacular flying career. America's No. 1 woman pilot, with three male aides, swooped down out of a soft Hawaiian sunrise to complete the first lap of her con- templated equatorial circuit of the globe. This lap was the dangerous 2400 miles of rolling Pacific between Oakland, Cal., and Honolulu. Miss Earhart landed at a. m., j a.'m. PST.) Time Is IS Hours And 4a Minutes Her time for the 2400-mile flight xras 15 hours and 48 minutes. She took off from, the mainland at p. m. (PST) yesterday. Miss Earhart was given a roaring reception by a crowd of more than C.OOO persons. She smiled as she stepped from (Continued On Two) Amelia And Her Flying Companions On Flight Police Holding Two In Canton Murder Probe Husband Of Victim And Divorcee Are Under Technical Arrest BOTH ARE PLACED IN CANTON JAIL Political Candidates Must Post Cash Fee To Run Under New Code Continue To Maintain In-1 nocence Of Sensations Loom (Internationa] News Service) HABRISBUBG. March ing next September, political can- didates will be required to back their campaign hopes with hard cash, and, in effect, wager that they will poll from two to five of every hundred votes cast. This provision, intended to curb ballot-crowding and prevent un- necessary discarding of voting ma- chines, is one of the most important features of the new election code which the Earle administration has presented to the legislature. The complete code, as summarized by Secretary of the Commonwealth David L. Democratic state "insure free, honest and fair elections" and make secure "the sanctity of the ballot box and voting machines." Must Put Up Fee By requiring advance pooling of j fees, the new code will prevent free- I for all contests for party nomina- tions and eliminate conditions which, in the past, have forced many communities to supplement j voting machines with paper ballots, or use paper ballots exclusively while machines stood idle. The proposed graduated scale of (Continued On Pagi .Two) Jury Considers Case 21 Hours To Reach Verdict Esposito Will Be Trans- ported Back To Canadian Line By Authorities TWO OF JUEORS FOR CONVICTION Agreement On Acquittal Finally Reached At O'clock Today AMELIA EARHART, CAP-. HARRY F. J. NOONAN Flying companions of Amelia Earhart Putnam, on the1 first leg of her flight around the world are shown in this photo. Left to right, they are Paul Mantz, Amelia, Capt. Marry Manning and F. J. Noonan. Captain Manning was to act as navigator over the Pacific. Mantz was scheduled to go only as far as Honolulu and Noonan was to be dropped miles farther on at Howland island. Press PA NEWC OBSERVES Trad Trial Is Will Reopen Divorce Started In Court Case Of Mrs. Simpson One Juror Had Been Selec- ted At De- layed At Start TRACI ACCUSED IN DUKES' DEATH! (International News Service) LONDON, March di- vorce case of Mrs. Wallis War- field Simpson against Ernest Alftrich Simpson will be re- opened in the London divorce court tomorrow, It was learned today. An application by the king's proc- terlocutory decree at Ipswich Assizes last fall, accusing her husband, a former officer in the Coldstream Guards, of infidelity. Departure of Mrs. Simpson for Prance and abdication of King Ed- ward VIII from the throne of Eng- land followed granting of this de- tor "for directions7' in the case will j Since that time, there have been It looked this morning as if the was trying to catch up with last year's recorc' snowfall, happened about the same period, the huge flakes starting to fall shortly before 8 o'clock, kept coming down steadily for a time. During March of last year, 18 inches of snow fell betwen March 16 and March 21. Robins and roses. There seems to be plenty of the former but not so much of the latter. The latest rob- in to be seen hopping around in the snow was seen by Mrs. Carl Anderson of Weigletown, Pa Newc is told. Pa Newc's remote control system brings in a startling bit of news this morning seems that a from. Bessemer. mother goat on It the farm of Joe Yardis gave birth last night to quintuplets. Mother and young ones are said to be doing fine. Pa Newc hasn't seen them with his own eyes as yet but that is the report and you can take it or leave it, friends. sfc 5K Target shooting has certainty be- come popular in New Castle. There are seven clubs, if you count the two at senior high school. And the city has some darn good marks- men too, If you please. Requiring all candidates who de- sire to run for office to post cash sums which will be forfeited if the candidate does not poll a certain proportion of the vote cast, will save a lot of tabulating work for elec- tion boards in this locality in the future. The cash fee requirement is a part of the new election code which is now before the state legis- lature as an administration meas- Sam Traci, of Cleveland, O.. went on trial today in Lawrence County court on the charge of murder of Policeman Robert H. Dukes. Traci is the second man to stand trial for the crime, Angelo Pedonesi being acquitted for the same crime on Thursday, March 11. At noon today, one juror. Arlina Patterson, a house- keeper of the sixth ward had been accepted. The case did not get under way until about ten thirty due to the fact that twelve jurors of the panel were oil the Esposito case. The com- monwealth and the defense finally agreed to -waive these twelve out of the panel and Traci was arraigned. With this 12 out and the number excused in the past few days there are but thirty-five in the panel. Un- less one juror out of three can be accepted it will be necessary to sum- mons extra talesmen. Wife With Him Sitting with Traci this morning was his wife and a male relative from Cleveland. The alleged crime for -which he is standing trial occur- red on February 9, when Policeman Robert H. Dukes was engaged in a fight in an alley near 903 Moravia (Continued On be heard by the president of the divorce court, Sir Boyd Merriman. The king's proctor has the power to intervene in a divorce case be- tween the time an interlocutory de- cree is granted and the divorce made final. Mrs. Simpson was granted an in- repeated reports appeals had been made to the king's proctor for in- tervention in the divorce action on grounds of "collusion." One such appeal was said to have been made by a firm of London so- licitors acting on behalf of an' un- (Conttaneil On Two) Grove City, Pa., Workers Given Mrs. May C. Zerner Suffers Broken Hip Raise In Wagesiu Brought TO jameSOn Mem. orial Hospital From Cali- fornia Last Evening (International News Service) i SHARON, Pa., March j than employes at the Grove j City, Pa., and Mount Vernon, O., plants of the Cooper Bessemer Corporation today were granted a wage increase of six-cents-an-hour, to be effective April 1. An additional two-cents-an-hour increase will be added on July 1, it was announced. The Fessler Machine Company of Sharon gave its 35 employes a ten per cent wage boost, to be retroac- tive to March 16. Daily Weather Report Bradford Woman Lou Gehrig Has Found "Not Signed Contract Discount Clerk Acquitted In Trial In Federal Court At Erie Gehrig Will Get For 1937 Seaion With Yankees U. S. weather reports for the 24- hour period ending at 9 o'clock this! plended nollo rnoniine follow: fense> to two Maximum temperature. 44, Minimum temperature. 30. Precipitation .02 inches, snowfall. River stage. 6.5 feet. Statistics for the same date n vear follow: Maximum temperature. 32. Minimum temperature. 27. Precipitation, .64 inches, six Jnch- snow. (International Xews Service) ERIE, Pa., Mar. Hazel A. Benson, a discount clerk, today was acquitted on all 30 counts of an indictment arising from the al- leged shortage in the closed Commercial National Bank of Bradford. Pa. Federal Judge R. M. Gibson or- dered a directed verdict of acquittal for the weeping defendant on three counts and the jury after brief de- liberation freed her on the other 27 counts. The next defendant called to trial, Howard Benson, her brother, who was a discount clerk in the bank, contendere (no de- indictments, one of 30 counts charpins false entries and I sues. ;lic other cliarKir.i an overstatement of S150.000 to the Federal Reserve bank of Philadelphia. His co-defendant on the indict- ment charging the overstatement. Floyd R. Parmenter, a trust officer, cashier and director in the bank, i pleaded not guilty and was at once placed on trial on that one charge> (International News Service) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March Gehrig. "Iron Man" main- stay of the Yankees' heavy hitters, has signed a one-year contract for and will receive a bonus of S750 for scratching his signature to the document. Col. Jacob Ruppert, owner of the world champion Yankees, an- nounced the end of Gehrig's pro- longed holdout siege tills afternoon. WARM SPRINGS, Ga., March 18. Roosevelt brought his first week at Warm Springs to a close today, adhering closely to a vacation routine which temporarily is keeping him silent on current is- Mrs. May C. Zerner, widow of Dr. H. E. Zemer is in the Jameson Me- morial hospital here, recovering from the effects of a broken hip which she suffered at Long Beach, Calif., ten days ago, while visiting her sister, Mrs. T. M. Ward.- Mrs. Zerner expressed a desire to return here as soon as she could be removed and Dr. Mildred Rogers went to Long Beach and accompan- ied her here. They arrived last eve- ning. It was stated today that she stood the trip well and was resting comfortably at the hospital today. Her daughter, Mrs. Harold Phil- pott, of Harrisburg. came here yes- terday to be with her mother during her convalesence. By ALVJN L. KRIEG Jnlernationaj Xews Service Staff Correspondent i CANTON, 0., March 18. S. Cable, husband of the victim in. Canton's sensational murder mys- tery, and Miss Theresa Xnd- wig, divorcee with whom he had had an affair for seven years, wore placed under technical, arrest today apd held for investigation. At a. m. today, IB hours after Cable was spirited away from his home by detectives, a squad of six Canton and Stark county au- thorities brought Cable and the woman to city jail. Some Progress Made Police Chief Ira Manderbaugh issued a statement saying the au- thorities "had made some progress" in the case. Cable was booked on investiga- tion, and Miss Ludwig was- hdd un- der the original technical charge of suspicion on which she was booked Monday. Police court officials said the two can be held for 72 hours under the technical charges placed against them. Tlie sensational new develop- ments came one week to the day after Mrs. Hose Cable, 48. Cable's socially-prominent wife, and mother of two children, was felled by a shotgun blast fired through the breakfast room window in the Cable home in a fashionable section of Canton. Rushed Into JiH Tlie two in custody were rushed into the jail while reporters and photographers, anticipating an an- nouncement, assembled outside the office of Chief Manderbaugh, on the second floor of the police depart- ment building above the jail. No one was permitted to ques- tion either Cable or Miss Ludwig. The man, a well-to-do contractor, was placed in a cell some distance from the jail entrance, where he could not be seen by newspapermen. Miss Ludwig was placed in the (Continued On Papt Two) Franklin Girl Struck By Auto; Dies In Hospital Controversy Rages Over Justice Maxey (International News Service) j FRANKLIN, Pa. March bv an automobile, nine year old j Betty Breeze, a third ward school I girl, died of a fractured skull at the Franklin hospital today without re- j gaining consciousness. i Shortly before noon yesterday, she and another girl were said to have darted from between parked cars into the path of a coal truck near the .-cliool building. The driver. Manuel A. Beers, made a desperate but vain attempt to avoid hitting her, witnesses said. {International News Service) SOMERSET, Pa., March storm of controversy raged today about the figure of Supreme Court Justice George W. Maxey, follow- ing his acquittal of State Trooper Anthony Sanute, charged with an alleged "third degree" killing of el- derly' Prank C. Monaghan, Union- town hotelkeeper. Judge Maxey ordered Sanute freed when the jury in the case failed to reach an agree- ment after hours of deliberation. Judge Maxey's action, which Special Prosecutor Charles J. Mar- giotti termed "the greatest mis- carriage of justice in Pennsylvania served to shunt into the background for the time being the case itself while attention was fo- cused about the figures of the su- preme court justice and the com- monwealth's attorney general. Rumors Develop Rumors flew thick and fast as to what might happen now following the sensational closing of the second of the "third degree" trials. Chief among theme were: 1. Tlie attorney it was said, might resign unless Judge Maxey is withdrawn from further consideration of the "third degree" cases. 2. Judge Maxey may institute contempt of court proceedings against the attorney general follow- ing his trenchant statement against the Judge for freeing Sanute. 3. The action of Judge Maxey hi ordering a jury, which was re- liably reported to have stood 9 to 3 for conviction, to free Sanute might precipitate a state-wide judi- cial crisis. Maxey Silent Judge Maxey himself, however, (Continued On Pap. Two) Teachers Dine Wednesday Night Dr. John Coleman, Of Geneva College, Is Prin- cipal Speaker Of Evening VIVID CHAPTER IN OCEAN HOPS BEING WRITTEN Ur.ti'tiijiUonal News b'erviccl AIRPORT, OAKLAND, Cal. March most vivid chapter in the progress of transportation had been writ- ten today over the Pacific be- tween the California coast and Honolulu. The airplanes over this 2400-mile expanse of water were "jammed." Amelia Earhart, on the first leg: of her projected round- the-world flight, passed two pant Pan American Airways Clipper ships. These were the Hawaiian Clipper, routinely carrying six passengers to the islands, and the Pan American Clipper, enroutc to Auckland. Both of these ships left Oakland shortly the aviatrix took off. Seyffert Named Troop Captain j Appointment Of Connnand- ing Officer For Troop F Is Made Today GOEHRING NAMED FIRST LIEUTENANT Orders were received today from j the Adjutant-General of Pennsyl- vania. appointing George F. Seyf-1 fert as captain of Troop F. 103rd j Cavalry, succeeding Captain George Twenty-one hours after the jury took the case. Eocco Esposito was found not guilty of the murder of Francesco Romeo. The jury in Lawrence County court returned its verdict at o'clock this morning. It took the case at o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The length of time taken to re- turn a verdict is thought to be a record in Lawrence county murder cases. The reason for the Ions pe- riod was due to the convictions of two jurors who felt that a convic- tion of some kind was justified. Or. the fourth ballot taken Wednesday afternoon the result stood nine for acquittal and three for conviction. On the fifth ballot the result was ten for acquittal and two for con- viction. This was about supper time Wednesday evening. Debate All Night All through the night the jury de- bated the evidence, taking ballots at intervals with the two still un- convinced. About eleven o'clock this morning the final ballot showed an unanimous acquittal verdict. When the verdict was announced by Foreman William J. Quinn there was a demonstration in court room number two. Many of the specta- tors broke out into applause which was quickly hushed by the court crier's gavel. The calm demeanor which lias marked Esposito since his return from Kirkland Lake, Ontario, in January, cracked when he realized that he was acquitted. As the jury passed by him in the corridor he shook hands with each of them, but he was unable to speak. Tears coursed down his face and he fi- nally gave up the attempt to speak. "I Am So Happy" Later when he had recovered j composure he was asked how he j felt about the verdict. A wide smiie j covered his face and he said, "I'm so happy I car.'t talk." Technically Esposito is stil! in i (Continued On Pag1. Two) Name Governors For Motor Club Governor, Detroit Mayor, And Large Police Squad Halt Sit-Down In Store DEATH RECORD George Sowash, 60, Ellwooti City. Miss Frances T. Younp, New Gal- ilee, R. D. I, By JAMES L. KILGALLEN International Sftrvlcu Correspundonl DETROIT, Mich., March Governor Frank Murphy and the netroil police department played roles in to an end early today of a mysterious- ly cDllcd sil-down. strike in the Frank and Scdar Department store, in the heart of the down- IOWTI district. It the first time the police swung into action on a large scole since the rash of sit-downs broke out n week ago last Monday with the seizure by strikers of the eight automobile plants of the Chyslcr Corporation. The Chrysler situation remained in status quo, however, with the strikers still holding complete pos- session of the Chrysler properties in defiance to a court In- junction ordering them to vacate the plants. Three Hundred Officers Act Three hundred blue-coated police- men wore suddenly thrown around the Frank and Seder store last night. A sit-down had been in pro- gress about five hours. Somebody lind gene into tlie store late in the afternoon, blew a whistle and said. "It's a Customers were ejected. Simultaneously with the arrival of the police. Governor Murphy put In au unexpected appearance at the (Continued On Tiro) MISS VANDIVORT IS TOASTMISTRESS Principals and teachers of the city and county schools gathered at the Cathedral last evening for their annual dinner party, over two hun- dred being present for the occa- sion. The affair was sponsored by the New Castle branch of the Pennsyl- vania State Education Association, of which Miss Helen A.1 Maxwell, is president. Miss Maxwell introduced Miss Mary E. Vandivort, member of the Senior high school faculty, who presided as toastmistress. Dr. C. C. Green, superintendent of the New Castle schools, spoke on new legislation, and John C. Syling, county superintendent, brought greetings from the teachers of the rural section of the county. Pep singing during the course of the evening was led by James Bowman, of the Ben Franklin faculty. Dr. John Coleman, member of the Geneva College faculty, was the principal speaker of the evening, his subject being "Facisni and Democ- racy." Dr. Coleman touched on the different principles of the European forms of government. Ills address being most interesting. S. O. McCullough. principal of the Mt. Jackson school, gave a finan- cial report during the course of the evening. A social session followed at close of the program, games various kinds being enjoyed those present for the occasion. F. Mitchell, who resigned some time j i ago. Captain Seyffert has been the j j first lieutenant of the troop for sev- j cral years. i Replacing him as first lieutenant j is Lieutenant William Goehring, I Jr.. who has been the second lieu-! tenant for some time. Raymond F. j Atkinson, who has been a sergeant, has been appointed second lieuten- ant. The ranks arc effective as of March 15. 1937. The appointments will meet with the satisfaction of the troop mem- bers and the All three of the men have demonstrated ability along military" lines. Lieutenant Atkinson is a graduate of the C. M. T. C. camps and is eligible for com- mission in the signal reserve. State Trapper i Here Tomorrow i Representative Of Game Com- j mission Will Give Instruc- j tion At Y. M. C. A. I Following the election of govern- ors which has been under way for several weeks by the New Castle Motor club, the following men were announced as being; the winners to- day. The announcement came from B. N. Hanlon. manager of the club. Frank L. Burton. John E. Elliott. James P. Foster. Frank S. Hoyt and George w. Muse. The tellers in the election were Fred C. Wolford. Or- ville Poiter and Louis G. Genkinser. The vote was close, all fifteen nom- inees getting a heavy vote. Arthur Mometer the of by Chtxuncey Loguc. representative of i the Pennsylvania Game Commis- sion, will be hero tomorrow nnd will illustrate methods in trapping, par- ticularly the trapping of vermin. i.; a pimp conservation measure at the Y. M. C. A. at p. m. This meeting is open 10 anyone interested in trapping. ;md a attendance Is. looked for. panlculnr- ly of sportsmen who aic interested iii the conservation of the wild life of Pennsylvania. There's net'er much you cart a'o March, he's a bteferv fluftery sort a guy. one day he Woiw a grampus in chaff, one day Us warm and balmy and dry, One caii it rains like the tail of n flood. next dan you freeze ns you hurry clony. The one thir.g on March can always be sure, is you will most alw-ays be icrong. He o.'Hs'i'r.t and ir.utti'm bloiKf Ins cool caurse. holding and tcltinuit; the day nnd niyh! through, but 'or thai April ivllows him soon, with sunshine spring, weather's just forty tiro. ;