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Titusville Herald (Newspaper) - June 17, 1931, Titusville, Pennsylvania WEATHER UeueraHy fair wild warmer an ESTABLISHED JUNE 14 1865 FIRST DAILY PAPER IN THE OIL REGIONSCIRCULATION OVER5000 DAILY Published in Titusville Pa Birthplace of Oil and Natural Gas Industry VOL 67 NO 3 Original TITUSVILLE PA WEDNESDAY MORNING JUNE 17 1931 rim TV in uulLl I 1U Two on Tax Evasion Charges and Other on Liquor Conspiracy SENTENCE DEFERRED ON DEFENSE MOTION Thousands Jam Streets and Court Room to Catch Glimpse of Gang Leader Al Pleads Guilty JSyJIia CHICAGO June Alphonse Ca pone scarf aced czai of Chicagos gangs pleaded guilty to three federal indictments today surrendering in a threeminute federal court hearing to a mass of evidence and a striking re cord of prosecutions Two indictments charging him with evading income taxes and another naming him and 08 others for con spiracy to violate the prohibition laws on 5000 charges were read in Federal Judge James H Wilkersons court After each indictment the burly gangster meekly said guilty On a defense motion the court deferred sen tence until June 30 Fifteen minutes after he had en tered the federal court building Ca pone was gone escorted through the crowds by a squad of police a mon arch stripped of his realm still the object of almost unparalelled curiosity Thousands jammed the streets cut side the federal building rushing from one entrance to another in hopes of catching a climpse of the notorious Capone and tried to crash the closely guarded doors of the court room Possible 34Year Term In throwing himself on the mercy of the court Capone became subject to a possible 34 years imprisonment and a fine Maximum sentence on the liquor conspiracy count is two years A 32year sentence is possible pnder the two income tax indictments but precedent would indicate a much lighter sentence The longest sentence for income tax a plea of guilty has been two years Of Capones henchmen who have been brought to trial on such charges two who pleaded guilty re ceived sentences of 18 a two who fought the charges were sentenced to five and three years respectively For Capone the hearing was a se vere blow the certain abdication for a time at least of the throne he has held for ten years excep tion of a year spent in a Philadelphia jail for carrying concealed weaporis and a federal sentence of six months still under appeal for contempt of Continued on Page Seven Scarface Al Capone who for many years has ruled as king of gangsters yesterday pleaded guilty to three federal indictments Two were for evading tax payments and the other for conspiracy to violate the prohibition law and subject him to a possible 34 years impris onment THREE CENTS RELATIVES OF NEW YORK GIRL AC March on Washington Pa Syndicalism Law Invoked in Ohio RESULT OF JAIL RIOTS COLUMBIA Pa June Two killed and a third in today when a locomotive tender and two cars of a 71car Pennsylvania railroad freight train plunged over an embankment into a creek after running into a washout at Manns run about six of here E B Cantwell 50Wilmington Del engineer and A L Heyden 36 Phila delphia fireman were killed J R Bard WilrnicgtohV conductor was in jured Gantwell and Heyden were crushedbetween thevlocomotive boiler and thetender Bard who was in the locomotive cab was thrown into the creekwhere he lay unable to move because of injuries for nearly two hours He was taken to a Lancaster hospital Rock and earth washed from the hillside at one side of the tradfc by rains last night clogged a culvert The backedup water made the road bed too weak to hold the weight of the locomo tive railroad officials WASHINGTON June A citation for gallantry wasawarded to day by the War Department to Jacob B Kyle of Johnstown for heroism in action during the Wprld war The citation of Kyle formerly a pri vate and sergeant of the 26th infantry first division reads For gallantry in action near Paris Soisscns road France July 19 1918 During a heavy machine gun and ar tillery bombardment Private Kyle dis played unusual coolness and bravery in removing a mortally wounded com rade from an exposed position in front of the companys lines to the first aid station Heimmediately rejoined his command and continued in the ad vance llic Aysoeitiled Press PITTSBURGH mine march of an estimated 10000 strikersand sym pathizers on Washington Pa to de mand a dole for unemployed miners and the issuance of an injunction restraining the National Miners Un ion from interference with operations at the Wildwood mine of the Butler Consolidated Coal company were to days principal developments in the western Pennsylvania coal strike From communities throughout the county the dole marchers con verged uponWashington early in the afternoon and presented their de mands to the county commissioners The strikers asked a dole of for each xinemployed miner with additional for each dependent free gas water light and heat nonevic tion from company houses free food for children and milk for babies withdrawal of all police officers and United Mine Workers of America gangsters from the strike area and freedom to picket and meet without molstation When the county commissioners in formed the strikers that they had no authority to grant such demands a spokesman for the men said The next time we come we will have 50000 with us We will fight for these things until we get Charge ST CLAIRSVILLE O June Ohio criminal syndicalism law was invoked today in connection with disorders arising from the strike ofmore than 3000 coal miners in counties Charges of violating the statute were filed against Leo Thompson 23 Pittsburgh strike leader arrested last week when a crowd stormed the Bel mont countv jail in an attempt to se cure release of several strikers in volved in other disorders Calls Unionizing MOUNDSVILLE W Va Jun J McQuade Pittsburgh president of the Ben Franklin Coal company announced tonight that he was calling to Moimdsville 300 miners employed at the Panama mine of his company to meet at p m Wed nesday purpose of having the minesorganise a local union of the United Mine Workers of America and j to own checkweighman For the past ten years the Panama mine has operated en a nonunion basis Officers Follow Half Hundred New Trails in Starr Faithful Case SIFT REPORTCfRL HAD BEEN DRUGGED Two Men Alleged Companions on Fatal Day Are Sought for Questioning fly AxuuviiilKtl 1rcxn NEW YORK June half a hundred new trails the state today pursued clues to the mysterious death a week ago of StanFaithful beautiful young Greenwich village girl At Mineola her mother sister and step father were questioned afc length again for intimate facts of her life The Nassau county district attor neys office was a beehive of activity Prosecutor Elvin Edwards adhering to his belief the 25yearold girl was mur dered pressed his search for two men with whom Starr told her mother she spent a part of the day before her dis appearance Edwards described the men as Jack reenway and Bruce Winston These he declared are highly import fent If we can find them and learn where Miss Faithful was the day before she disappeared well have the mys ery solved I believe He etnphasized they were sought merely for questioning Starr had said he was with them in the apartment of Harry Stoner an artists Stoner said theyhad not been there statement was issued in Boston by Alexander Whiteside an attorney in behalf of farmer Mayor Andrew J Peters of the Massachusetts city de claring that Peters had no evidence to give in the inquiry Has No Information Mr jiawaras Knows Mr Peters has no information to give and never has approached him about the case Mr Whiteside asserted The girl was a distant cousin of Mr Peters wife he said Mr Peters has told me that never in his life did he have any improper relations with her in anyway whatsoever District Attorney Edwards said he attached great importance to the re port ofDr O Gettler of Bellevue hospital noted toxicologist that the girl was under the influence of a sleeping potion veronal when she met death by drowning in the surf at Long Beach Her body was found there last Monday by a beach comber Edwards intended tie said to try to find where the girl got the drug De tectives visited every drug store in Long Beach today in an effort to find the source Bungalows Are Visited Detectives also visited a score of bungalows at the resort some of them Murdered Heiress Here is a recent photo of Miss Starr Faithful of New York beautiful 25yearold heiress whose body was washed ashore at Long Beach Long Island Police are convinced the girl had been beaten before being thrown into the sea unoccupied Last night the prosecutor inspected someof these dwellings In only one was anything like a clue found he said It was a newspaper Continued on Page Three Crawford County to Get 686 Labor to Be BRINGS TOTAL TO 61940 HARRISBtTRG Jihe Construction of 38287 miles of light type road was ordered today by Sam uel Si Lewis secretary of highways The highways to be improved are scattered through 40 counties and the work will be begun at once with local labor employed on each project The new projects coupled with the 23662 miles of similar ordered last week represented a total of 61940 miles which Lewis and con stitutes the start of an extensive pro gram approved by Governor Pinchot as part of his plan to reduce mud mileage andbring the state highway GALVESTON Tex June Miss Belgium Miss Netta Duch ateau was crowned beauty queen of the universe at the 12th annual inter national beauty pageant here tonight She defeated Miss United States Anne Lee Patterson of Ludlow Ky on the first ballot of the judges Third place went to Miss Memphis Tenn Lena place was gen Miss Germany Daisy FreiReceiyers Authorized to f MissUniverse is 17 years old and has long dark hair She was almost systemup to date Lewis explained that lowcost read does not indicate a certain max imum or minimum allowance oi cost per mile but a special type of road j designed to earn traffic the year round Cpstpermile will vary ac cording to the localityand the nature of the One road may havea fine foundation of limestone to begin with and require very little change Another road of clay maw require a foundation and increase the total cost of improvement The current order includes the fol lowing counties and road County Length Armstrong721 Bradford1080 Cambria 1850 Clearneld273 Crawford 686 711 ALL HOPES OF Fll V4N1SH InLL TAl null Among Those to Whom Hoov er Referred in Tribute to Harding ASKED TOUNDERGO PHYSICAL CHECKUP Says He Will Go to Hospital at Any Sentence of One Year 1H Hie AsHOuiatcd Press WASHINGTON June 16 Any hopes that Albert B Pall might have had of a presidential pardon were ap parently Tended Hoovers speech at CX Praise for Warren G Harding from the President was accompanied by a denunciation of those who had be trayed him Fall was Hardings interior secre tary His part in leasing naval oil reserves contributed to the scandals which followed Hardings death It ledtoo to a sentence of a year in prison and a fine for accept ing a bribe from Edward L Doheny wealthy oil operator Palls long fight to have the con viction reversed has failed and execu tive Clemency was his one remaining chance of having his sentence entirely lifted He may not go to jail howev er because of ill health No names were mentioned by Pres ident Hoover in speaking of the men who betrayed Harding but he said it was later provedin the courts of the land that tHese men had betrayed not alone the friendship and trust of their staunch and loyal friend but they had betrayed their country Before his conviction in 1929 the supreme court in passing on a phase of the oil leases called Fall faithless public officer Ready For Examination EL PASO Tex June Albert B Falli former secretary of the nterior announced today he had been advised that government coun sel in Washington wanted him to eni er a governmental hospital in El Paso for I shall reply that I am ready to go at any time hesaid I have noth ing to conceal from any reputable physicians1 The onetime member of President Hardings cabinet is under sentence of a year in prison on conviction of con spiracy to accept a bribe from E L Doheny oil magnate in the leasing of he Elk Hills naval oil reserve in Cal fornia The sentence included a fine if theamount of bribe Falls physicians have stated that His physical condition is such that it vouldbe dangerous for him to go to Vashington tobe committed to prison n accordance with a decree affirmed iy the United States supreme court Action Is Held Up Action in the case has been held up ending a physical examination at the lands of physicians to be designated the government The elderly former secretary for ieralyears has been suffering from a ung ailment Fourphysicians recently concuned n a statement that Fall was suffering rom chronic pleurisy with tendencies o contraction of bronchial pneumo ia V FalL wouldbe expected to remain at he hospitar for several days observa tion The hospital is on the Fort Bliss army reservation near El Paso Hoover Denounces Those Who Betrayed President Harding Hope For Fall Fades The last vestige of hope that a presidential pardon would begiven Albert B Fall above was dis persed yesterday when President Hoover denounced those who be trayed President Warren G Hard ing at the dedication of the Harding Memorial at Marion O Fall who was a member of the Harding cabinet has been sen tenced for accepting a bribe SITS KIEL SHIPS BETTER HIE Nautilus Crew JJusy Repairing Engines Batteries STILL LONG WAY TO GO Hy the Associated Press WASHINGTON June Hu bert Wilkins and his crew aboard the submarine Nautilus worked busily at repairing engines and charging bat teries today as me oaioiesmp Wyo ming towing the disabled submersible made slightly increased speed toward Queenstown Ireland Wyoming towing Nautilus speed six knots said a message to the Navy Department late this afternoon Weathergood sea smooth all going well Nautilus still repairing engines and charging batteries The message relayed from Admiral Claude C Bloch aboard the Arkansas added that the Wyoming had made 180 the nautical miles Nautilus in a since picking up stormy sea early overcome by excitement after the ver dict was announced and had to leave the stage for a time wal NEW LOWPRICED CAR NEW YORK June ter P Chrysler chairman and dent of the Chrysler Corp said today in response to inquiries that the de cision to manufacture a new low priced car was not intended as a measure to direct competition against Ford Motor Co alone Sell Oil Gas at Refinery Monday and was still 785 miles from Queenstown x Until today the Wyoming had been unable to do better than five knots due to heavy weather The chief of naval operations here was advised today by W Herbert j Adams New York representative of Wilkins that in accordance with the navys telegraphed request of yester day he was taking steps to have a tug sent out from Queenstown to re lieve the Wyoming PITTSBURGH June Federal M Gibson today gave ohoTher mission to receivers for the Butler County Oil Refining company to sell j to the Ultra Penn Refining company i the oil gas and other products in the j refinery at Bruin for Sevj eral weeks ago the court authorized sale of the companys propertv and pipe lines to H H Philips for Philhic ivnc iiTirforcfnnrt rr ho o iSlCai equal 01 HIS W1I6 BUTLER June Ves chi 51 charged with the murderof his wife Santi 44 at Freeport on May 4 testified in his trial here today that he him down During an illness the defendant re him and FIIEOFHU r He and Coolidge Pay Ex President Tribute at Dedi cation of Memorial at Marion 0 MANY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS PRESENT Hoover Says Crime Did Not Touch Character of calls Alaska Trip By the Associated Press MARION O June the stately marble memorial to Warren G Harding President Hoover today hal lowed his name and memory witha denunciation of those who betrayed his trust Mr Hoover leveled his accusation and condemnation of those few men who betrayed their friend and country in dedicating the memorial of the 29th president Calvin Coolidge successor ofWarren Harding and a host of those called to pffiical life by the late president joined in the simple ceremony before a vast throng of citizens on the broad grounds surrounding the memorial on the edge of Marion Mr Coolidge accepted the memorial oh behalf of the nation Almost in the shadow of the willow watching over the tomb of Harding the President and Mr Coolidge de clared their tributes to the public ser vice of their former chief Favorite Hymn Sung Intent silence held the audience as Mr Hoover who served in the scan dalseared official family of the late president raised his accusing voice As the President concluded the male chorus sang Mir Hardings favorite hymn The End of a Perfect Day As the hymn was sung the President and Mr Coolidge placed wreaths on the tombs of the late president and Mrs Harding Warren Harding said the President in a low voice had a dim realization that he had been betrayed by a few of the men whom he trusted by men who he believedwere his devoted friends It was laterprpyedr inthecourts of the land trayed not alone the friendship and trust of their staunch and loyal friend but they had betrayed their country That was the tragedy of the life of Warren Harding Condemns Crimes There are disloyalties and there are crimes which shock our sensibilities which may bring suffering upon those who are touched by their immediate results But there is no disloyalty and no crime in all the category of human weaknesses which compares with the failure of probity inthe conductof public trust Monetary loss or even he shock to moral sensibilities Is per haps a passing thing but the breaking down of the faith of a people inthe lonesty of their government and in he integrity of their institutions the owering of respect for the standards of honor which prevail in high places are crimes for which punishment can never atone Those acts never touched the char acter of Warren Harding The President recalled his jour ney with Warren Harding on his fatal Continued oh Pace Sir Philips was understood to be an or ganizer of the Ultra Penn company his life Dr C A Rodgers testified that an in 1927 showed and not the phy corn said plained at the time the that he was afraid of his wife WASHINGTON June The future activitiesof the Radio Cor poration of America hung tonight upon che Radio Commissionsinterpretation of less than 200 words in the federal law regulation radio broadcasting and communication I This section of the statute makes it mandatory upon the commission to refuse licenses to those finally ad SPRINGFIELD 111 June Illinois1 most sacred posses ion the body of the martyred Eman ipator the tomb of Abraham Lincoln onight was under guard to keep its newness untouched for the dedicating hand of President Herbert Hooverto morrow All hotels in the city were filled to night and turning guests away in a great ingathering that drew from a dozen midwestern states Legislators opening the last week of the 57th assembly worked at full speed so as to have ample time to greet the chief executive at a joint session to be held state arsenal shortly after his train arrives tomorrow morning In deference to President Hoovers wishes all of them are to Personalities Behind the Barrymore Warns Government Will j Find Unemployment Curej NEW YORK June EDITORS NOTE This is an other in the series of stories deal ing with the little known facts of prominent personalities By HUBBARD HEAVY ernor Albert C Ritchie warned Ameri Copyright 1931 The Associated 1rcss ary pets Barrymore sometimes adds see his copy of Caxton the first Eng extraordinary newcomers like ClemenHshprintsd book but he couldnt find tine the Japanese monkey a tame St judged guilty of attempting to monopmeet him and grasp his hand olize radio communications R C A was held by the United States district court of Delaware to have violated the antitrust laws in the sale of radio tubes The supreme court refused to review the case letting the decision Stand Upon the commissions interpreta i His home on a mountain ridge is so i uijuu me mtciutcm opossum or a Soutn American to find that he has prepared a tion of the word guilty rests a con jou which he has ordered by cable jroad map which he sends with invitajsiderable portion of the case from its native habitat ican business tonight that if it does HOLLYWOOD Cal June Malcney a black vulture from South not find the remedy for unemployment j Barrymore thinks he is called eccentric America is the stars special pet just I government will seek to find it HAWKS OFF AGAIN CROYDON England June Frank Hawks took offtoday at a m a m EST on the first leg of a projected round trip flight to Rome between dawn and darkness I because he likes odd pets He may be i now The business that reaps the profits right he owns Hollywoods largest and of its labor when times are good must i most vuried private collection of bird not turn labor over to citizsns relief jfish and animal life committees for food and clothes and Dolores Ethel Mae infant daughter the necessities of life are hard the Maryland executive told the convention of the Advertising Federa tion of America The Barrymores are almost the only people hereabouts who actually keep chickens I NANTES France June i Seventyseven victims of the 450 be ilieved to have drowned in the sinking work and even his life in accordance PHILADELPHIA June of the excursion boat St Philibert itn the readings of the stars j w F Fancourt past potentate of Luibeen accounted for but not all He is a long winded telephone conj Lu temple was today elected presidentOf them have been identified tions to guests who never before have visitsd him He sometimes plans his j NAMED STATE PRESIDENT versatlonalist and frequently he talks to his yearold daughter from the Barrymores collections include first studio the child hasnt replied yet of John and Dolores Costello Venetian glass ivory firealthough John says she will any day more is growing up surrounded by cats i arms old prints and antique church now and dogs chickens and rare birds gold vestments His books are not cata fish and rabbits To this list of ordinlogued Once he inviteda friend up to i Continued on Page Two of the Pennsylvania shrine council at the annual convention here The The bodies of two men were washed ashore this afternoon at Pornichei meeting was presided over by three others were found during Milnie of Erie who is past president of j the morning the council Delegates attended from Pittsburgh WilkesBarre Reading Al toona and Harrisburg One of the two washed up this af ternoon was that of Captain Ollive of i the illfa ted steamer THURSDAY JUNE 18 IS GOLDEN RULE DAY IN TITUSVILLE
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