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   Titusville Herald  (Newspaper) - December 19, 1935, Titusville, Pennsylvania                                Weather SNQW AND COLDIill Details on Classified 1age Vol 71 No 161 Ksttihlishcd Juno 14 1863 First Daily 1apur in llic Oil Region TITUSVILLK 1A THJmSDAY MOKN1NG DECEMBER 19 J93 Published in Titusville Pa Birthplace of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Means Associated Press New Demands For Return Of Direct Aid Are Forecast for Job ol Helping johless on Keliei Tor First Time Pro vides New Problem Harry Hopkins Sharp Expansion Of Work Relief Noted The Great Game of Politics By FRANK R KENT Copyright 1935 by Tlia Baltlmora Sun Bul One Is just Playing WASHINGTON Dec 18 VIEWED from the practical angle the Republican situation seems simple enough and can be briefly stated the party has two outstanding personalities Hoover and Senator rteither of whom it is held can be nominated and neither of whom if nominated would be supported by the friends of the other CONCEDING the necessity for unity the obvious Republican problem is to nominate a candidate whom both M Hoover and Mr Borah can strongly and only one shoe identified by Police support standing him upon a platform j Chief James Welsh as the missing to which they both can subscribe These Caleb JMilne fourth was found by a lemawl a retum thc FedI are the only two Republicans with a SgSy SSSK real personal following Mr Hoovers It town early today is true is very much larger than Mr The grandson of a wealthy retired Borahs but the Borah following does Philadelphia manufacturer was found Hut Hopkins Also Reports Adverse Afiecl on Aid Sit uation in Some Cities The Prcsx WASHINGTON Dec new re lief the jobless who are seeking relief this winter for the first brought forecasts of a Original Broke Three Cents Kidnaped ipi i i Laleb IVlime Found Bound On Highway O J Sick Bewildered Youth Has No Socks and Only One Shoe When Discovered Near Dovleslowu Family Is Believed To Have Paid Youths Lips Sealed with Tape and Wrists Bound to to Hospital Kidnaped Returns Anxofuilcil 1rcnit DOYLESTOWN Dec bewil 110 socks cral dole Harry L Hopkins WPA administra tor reported it had become apparent that in many cities the depletion of individual resources aggravated by the growing winter needs adversely affect ed the relief situation during October and November After noting a sharp expansion of the work relief program in November Hopkins made known that the number of families and single persons on relief in large cities at the end of that month was 94 percent smaller than a month before Ill 42 of thc 145 cities covered in the report he said the decline was 5 per cent or less while the relief load actual ly increased in 27 others Renewal of Demand Seen Hopkins statement brought immedi ate interpretations from many observ ers that demands for continued direct relief by the government already heard in several quarters would be renewed Although full official figures were lacking it has been estimated that less than half the nearly 11000000 out of work ill September according to semiofficial figures thus far have re ceived relief Shortly after issuing his report Hop kins held a luncheon conference with President Roosevelt presumably to dis cuss need for relief funds beyond the 3500000000 to be asked of Congress for permanent public works The Presidents statement yesterday that he would ask this sum for specific projects was followed by hints in offi cial quarters that the the administration expects to have left over from the present fund might be enough to provide for the needy from July 1 until the following January exist In regard to personal strength they are in a class by themselves Most observers believe that with a Hoover Borah supported ticket Mr Roosevelt against whom the tide is clearly run ning now can be beaten easily with j murmured1 either disaffected the Roosevelt chances j were bound to his knees when lie was amid persistent reports that the fam ily had paid ransom to kid napers The youthful actor and mystery writer was ill from exposure and him arc enhanced i Reports that thc family had paid a I ransom met with denial at the Milne IF for different reasons they share j house and Department of Justice the widely held conviction that the agents refused to break thc silence issues involved transcend in importance party or personal considerations and ley Ilave maintained since the search However the rambling estate on the Continued on Page 6 San Francisco Currant Bushes Be Destroyed Gooseberry Bushes A 1 s o Doomed in 14 Counties in Fight on Blister Rust HARRISBURG Dec rant and gooseberry bushes were or dered destroyed in 44 Pennsylvania counties and in sections of two others by the Department of Forests and Waters today in a fight against blister rust Thomas C Buchanan secretary an nounced the establishment of two blis ter rust control areas effective January 15 The first area covers 44 counties as well as 13 townships in Dauphin county and the second Fairview town ship in Erie county All landowners within the areas must destroy currant and gooseberry bushes no person may plant them and author ized agents of Department of Forests and Waters are empowered to remove and destroy any or all currant and gooseberry bushes on private or public lands The first control area covers Adams Armstrong Bedford Blair Bradford Cambria Cameron Carbon Centre Clarion Cleatfield Clinton Columbia Cumberland Elk Forest Franklin Ful ton Huntingdon Indiana Jefferson Juiiiata Lackawanna Luzernc Lycom ing McKean Mifflin Monroe Montotir Northumberland Perry Pike Potter Schuylkill Snycler Somerset Sullivan Susquchanna Tioga Union Warren Wayne Westmoreland and Wyoming counties and 13 townships in Dauphin county that the Roosevelt reelection would I outskirts of Philadelphia was brilliant be a national they share i ly lighted until late in the night dis that belief then it does seem to put closinB Gmen in confernce with mem 1 bers of the family Found Lyingin Ditch The Philadelphia motorist found the young man in a ditch along the heavily traveled Old York road about seven miles cast of Doylestown Gerhart said he stood in the middle of the road and stopped Robert Kean er 26 his brother John and Max Riskin 21 and Lance Smith 29all of Philadelphia The boys helped Gerhart carry the boy to his car and they sped away to the office of Dr Bradford Greeb Dr Greeb removed the adhesive tape from the youths mouth and released pied by Former bound to his ice Wo man s ExFollies Beauty Plunges 12 Stories from Room Occu liii Tin Amtoeintetl Irrxn SAN FRANCISCO Dec Stcck 38 former Broadway beauty plunged 12 stories to her death today and police launched a swift investiga tion ol a gay party that preceded thc tragedy Charles Dullea captain of police inspectors said the titianhaired Ziegfeld Follies star of 1921 apparently clung in desperation to a window sill before dropping down the light well of a hotel Dullea asserted the woman fell from a window in a room occupied bv her former husband Thomas L Mntkins bond salesman and that Matkins left the hotel about five minutes after a Coroners Jury Says Death Accidental but Urges Fur ther investigation Man Over Garage Did Not Hear Motor Quits as Secretary Caleb Milne 4th kidnaped from his apartment in New York City Saturday was found bound gagged haggard and ill 011 a highway near Doylestown Pa last night after the youths wealthy family was said to have paid ransom for his release Earle Decides T es knees A short time later Dr Greeb rushed Milne to the Doylestown Emergency hospital Police expressed the opinion that the boy had been held captive since he dis appeared five days ago from his New York apartment Police Chief Welsh said he identified the boy from photographs and added theres no doubt that its Milne eeK Force WASHINGTON Dec clerk heard the thud of her body at i cisi9n to 1rive funds to give the the bottom of the light shaft Matkins with an attorney appeared before police several hours later for questioning nation an air force second to none1 emerged today from a conference be tween General Malin Craig army j chief of staff and Chairman McSwaiii was presented by Evi DSC of the House military com crett E Saxe liquor salesman who said i mttec Miss Steck was his wife He was treated at a hospital a few hours before Miss Stccks death for a head wound McSwaiii arranged to go before a House appropriations subcommittee tomorrow to press for inclusion of he said she inflicted by striking him money for 800 uptotheminute fight with her slipper was bcincr nice to Matkins Saxe told police because she wanted to have her boys with her for Christ mas and he had custody of them The sens Thomas Jr 19 and Robert 18 arc students at a private school in the Santa Cruz mountains south of here Saxe was quoted by police as saying Mifs Steck struck him with her slipper in front of a nightclub where she was an entertainer because he refused to join the party with Matkins Musi Contribute Aid Ade quate To Meet Needs of Half of Uiiemployables He Savs ing planes in the War Departments appropriation for the next fiscal year At a cost of around an nually including accessories and ground equipment he said 800 planes would have to be provided yearly for three years to meet what the War Itij The AssiiKiulcilIrcisH HARRISBtJRG Dec Earle decided today that the very min imum share which Pennsylvanias 67 counties must contribute for unemploy ment relief next year is an amount adequate to meet the needs of onehalf of the unemployable needy in each county The governors decision was disclosed to 20 county controllers who met with thc State Emergency Relief Board Pressed for seme definite estimate of thc amount each county will have to provide Governor Earle explained that it was impossible at this time to reach an exact figure because of the variable factors of work relief and general im provement in private industry Sources close to the governor said he anticipates the Federal social security legislation will take care of the remain ing half of each countys unemploy unable to work through conditions other than the state enacts conforming legislation Governor Earle also disclosed the ap pointment of Henry L Cannon Ebens burgr controller of Cambria county as thc second member of his special com mittee which will draft a longterm relief program Dr Herbert F Good rich dean of the University of Penn Tells of Monoxide Found in Blood and Alco hol in Brain BULLETIN LOS ANGELES Dec The puzzling death of Thelma Todd took on another baffling an gle loniglit in the report of Mrs Carmen West estranged wife of Miss Todds business partner that she saw the blond actress with a man of dark complexion nearly a clay after she was supposed to have died Hoare Quits As British Foreign Secretai J French Cabinet Threatened by Herriots Decision To Resign but Minister Re considers liii Tin Aniijciulal lrcxn LOS ANGELES Dec Tlie baf fling death of pretty Thelma Todd after a nightclub film party was or dered investigated by a grand jury tonight along a totally new angle A coroners jury recommendation for further inquiry was included in a re port after an inquest today that death of the blonde movie actress appears to have been accidental Immediately Capt Clyde Plummer chief of the district attorneys staff announced orders for an investigation of the new angle but he kept the details secret The 30yearold actress was found Monday in her automobile which was parked in a garage 400 feet up a steep incline from her apartment The cor oners jury was told by an examining surgeon she died of carbon monoxide fumes Roland West movie director and business partner of the actress in a roadside cafe underwent long ques tioning at the inquest concerning her movements the night of the party He professed to be her best friend taut denied there was any romance between them Some Ouesttons Unanswered Questions not answered at the in quest What was the hour of Miss Todds death 2 When did she go to the garage 3 Why did Miss Todd apparently undergo a marked if momentary change of spirit at the Saturday night Hollywood party immediately after talking with Sid Grauman theater op erator and three other persons 4 To whom was she referring when she or someone impersonating her tel ephoned Mrs Wallace Ford that she was bringing someone to Mrs Fords home Sunday afternoon and you will drop dead when you see who it Inquests Developments The inquest developed that 1 No one saw Miss Todd alive after she left her chauffeur Ernest O Peters about a m Sunday near her cafe above which she and West had apart ments 2 No one could account for her provide 50 percent of their presence in her car in che garage Sir Samuel Hoare resigned foreign secretary of Great Britain at London yesterday because of re percussion from his espousal of the recent African peace proposal He is expected to make an explanation to Commons today sylvania Law School was appcintcd chairman of the committee last week Although the counties will be re says ooKsNotClosed runos Case Hoffman Declares He Be lieves Lindbergh Kidnap ing Not Fully Solved unemployable needs the state prob Crawford Co CCC Camp 7V Be Demobilized Department considers minimum needs ally W1n ccntmte caring for all needy The department with S17500 000 Wl11 reman aiter the WPA reaches available now is preparing to let 1 ltsLgoal ot contracts for a fleet of powerful bomb c tOKl tnc controllers that some ing and pursuit planes It placed a counties arc facing financial difficulties order for 100 attack ships bcpfufe of real estate He i L SfMft MtpV r rlictn t Ttf orH TTTTM yesterday WPA Workers Aid Drive For Safely at Sharon Details of New Milk Order Are Kepi Secret HARRTSBURO Dec longawaited order sotting up new mar ket and price regulations for the dairy industry was handed to Governor Earle today but a round table conference will be held Monday before its details are made public Thc order replaces that originally scheduled to become effective Septem ber 1 but suspended to allow further hearings after vigorous protests I lameslowii Coaster 13 Dies as Sled Hits Truck JAMESTOWN N Y Dec First coasting victim this winter Rob ert John 13 died in a hospital to night a few minutes after a sled struck the rear wheel of a heavy truck at thc foot of a hill Three other boys sliding with him were injured GREENVILLE Dec Officials of a CCC camp at West ford Crawford county disclosed today they received an order for demobilization No date has been set for break ing camp it was said but the ex ecutive personnel was instructed to be ready for transfer between Jan uary 10 and 10 said they expressed dissatisfaction with the comparative small sums contributed for relief purposes by Allegheny and Philadelphia counties where she and West kept their auto mobiles 3 No one heard the motor of her car running although autopsy officials concluded she died of carbon monoxide fumes and West testified he believed she had struggled to get out of the vehicle 4 Miss Todd was given a key that would have admitted her to the side IIn Irrnt TRENTON N J Dec nor Harold C Hoffman reiterated be lief today Bruno Richard Haupt manns conviction did not close the books of the Lindbergh baby kidnap murder case Hauptmami under sentence to die the week of January 13 in the electric chair is preparing a petition for clem ency to the Court of Pardons of which the governor is a member The gov ernor said thc court may meet between Christmas and New Years Questioned about his remarks at Allentown Pa last night where he was quoted as saying there were a number of elements of doubt in the case Governor Hoffman said the doubts were raised by the defense and other persons and were not neces sarily his own You cant quote me he saying there is any element of doubt as to Hauptmanns guilt The courts have passed on that Pressed whether he believed the case had been fully solved the governor who visited Hauptmami in his death cell two months ago said emphati cally in my opinion it has not No state official is warranted in thinking thnt it has and saying that the books are closed In his Allentown conversation which he said was no interview the gov ernor observed that some of the Lind bergh ransom money had been de Sharp Reverberations Heard Throughout Europe Rome Claims Victory in 3Day Battle on Northern Ethiopian Front Jill T7ie Associated Press Sir Samuel Hoare coauthor of the AngloFrench plan for African peace resigned as British foreign secretary last night while international reverber ations of the illfated proposals for a time threatened the French govern ment of Premier Laval Lavals ministerof state Edouard Herriot announced he would quit to day but later withdrew his decision Sir Samuel promised a personal ex planation to Commons today in ah ap parent effort to save Prime Minister Stanley Baldwins government from re sponsibility for the scheme Baldwin facing a crisis in the tem pest aroused by the peace plan accept ed the resignation Criticism of the prbi pbsals assailed as a prize for Italian aggression had spread even to the ranks of the Tory party Sharp echoes of the peace scheme were heard throughout Europe Most important were these announced he would re main in his cabinet post although he resigned as Radical Socialist leader Late last night he announced lie would resign from the cabinet today mainly because of Lavals weak support of the League His decision not to quit heartened supporters of the govern ment already shaken by Hoares re signation Lacks Support In League Great Britain and France refused to support tiie peace plan Geneva virtually insuring it wouldbe killed by the League of Nations couri oil Ethiopia assailed the proposals Italy was not present The council took no immediate action Grand Fascist Councif discussed the peace terms for three hours adjourning without announcing a decision Previously II Duce and Queen Elena had proclaimed the 31st day of sanctions as one of victory and faith and anationwide of wedding rings for the cause II Duce scored crooked Europe and said Italy would fight to the end for her rights quarters in Paris reflected a spreading tendency toward letting the two African belligerents fight it out Officials said they could see no concil iatory solution if the AngloFrench plan is scrapped As for the war itself Rome claimed a victory in a fierce threeday battle on the Takkaze river front in northern Ethiopia and listed the dead Ethio pians more than 500 Italians and Askaris 272 not one of posited by an unknown J J FaulkDispatches from Asmara indicated ner that 500 fingerprints had been I Italian tanks and machine guns broke found nn fhn inrlrinr jinri nni nno nF Up the attack by 30000 Ethiopians who sought to recapture Aksum the sacred city cf their empire Italian outposts however were forced to retreat after them Hauptmanns and that there was conflicting testimony over rail 16 the pan of thc ladder the state contends came from Hauptmanns at tic entrance to her apartment but West Governor Hoffman SHARON Dec 18 Workers the WPA helped keep traffic orderly j today at 17 street intersections in Sharon Sponsors of thc safedriving cam paign say 10000 pledges to be careful have been given in five days Churches schools industries and civic hureascd Business Cheers Shenango Valley j organizations have joined the move ment Tin Itll WASHINGTON Dec reached Others at the meeting in eluded Daniel B Bell acting budget di Ccnservaticn Corps workers were listed rector Secretaries Wallace Ickes and today as contributors of to i Perkins Rcxford G Tugwell rescttle aid needy families back home through their government salaries Robert Fechner director announced ment administrator F A Silcox of thc Forestry Service Frank C Walker of the Emergency Council and national SHARON Dec pay rolls nnd increased sales cheered busi I ness in the Shcnango valley today Retail transactions in Sharon for the first half of December show a 20 per cent increase over last year and came close to 11 ui 1930 level Increased confidence distribution of funds by closnd banks and more money among the buyers were cited by mer chants as factors in thc upturn of Christmas trade Figures slinw the following sales in creases in comparison with a year ago furniture 30 percent department stores 20 percent mens clothing 15 percent hardware 10 percent CHRISTMAS DINNER STOLEN NEW CASTLE Dec Russo asked police today to help him with his Christmas dinner He com plained that a thief stole thc fine goat he was fattening in his shed for the YulcUde feast the figure after attending a White park officials House conference which discussed Those at the conference werereluc methods to reduce CCC enrollment j tant to discuss it Many of the CCC from its present strength of 460000 to 300000 The reduction involves the elimina tion of 972 camps by next July j to bring the total down to 1456 for the permanent 300000 enrollment Heads now apportioned to soil conser vation forestry and other services rep resented and rivalry among the offi cials to keep as many camps now as signed to them as possible WHS reported The CCC workers most of them of various government agencies wiihyouths are paid a month of which ing to retain as maiy of the camps i they retain for pocket money now apportioned to them as possible Fechner estimated that 50000 checks discussed with President Roosevelt which camps should be discontinued Fechner said no final decision was representing had been sent to the families this month in advance of Christinas j during the hour or more between the time it was found by the maid and i the time the police arrived j Joked About Locking Door 1 jokingly warned her the door would be locked at 2 a in and she allegedly promised him she would return home by a m was happy except possibly i for some apprehension over a extortion threat against her friendly with her former husband Pat di Cicco and financially independent the chauffeur on this one j occasion did not accompany Miss Todd i from the sidewalk up thc stairs to her I door He said he never before had tector test savage handtohand combat Mark Tiny Erie Baby Said To He Holdinn Her VIl ERIE Dec said tonight that Donna Ann Roth weighing one pound and 15 ounces is holding her own in her incu bator Thc physicians striving to save thc babys life said they were en couraged but refused to speculate on whether shell survive The baby was born Saturday night to Mrs Donald Roth 31 Soars as F D R and Aids Work Intently on ing of 1937 Budget ans Quick Acting Driver Saves Dangerous Crash ppearaiiee jf a lift Tin AxKOrinlril Irrnt i NEW YORK Dec Re BUTLER Dec thinkI publicans it was learned tonight are ing and action by a baking truck driver 1 bringing strong pressure to bear upon avoided the possible explosion and clcj Gov Alf Landoii of Kansas to influence struction of several hundred gallons of him to make a speaking appearance in gasoline today the East Lawrence Bryan Warren O swerved A high Republican source sympa his machine into a culvert to avoid thclic to Governor Landon as a possible colliding with a Pennsylvania Refining company gasoline truck which was stalled on thc slippery highway candidate for the next Republican presidential nomination said some of Landons eastern supporters question Bryan was unhurt but his truck was 1 the wisdom of Landons apparent wrecked strategy WASHINGTON Dec 18 President Roosevelt and his advisors concentrated intently today upon the shaping of a 1937 budget intended to slow down the climb of a public debt already past thc mark On the crest of the months huge borrowing program the debt rose to day to OG7 the highest point it has ever attained and a figure not far short of the total predicted by the chief executive for the end of the present fiscal year next June 30 With less than three weeks remain ing for the completion of the budget Mr Roosevelt and his helpers con centrated upon bringing expenditures and receipts closer together next year and thereby preventing increasesin thc debt similar to those of recent years Adding item to item including a re duced allocation for the CCC they still left a blank for the most im portant figure of for relief of the unemployed Two totals meanwhile were genr erally expenditures will be somewhat higher than this years and Congress will that he would be firing his shots into be asked for something like s iii East This source said it was presumed to he a strategy of avoiding any appear ance of seeking strong esatern support Governor Landon may hope the East will come to Kansas but the way to get it there is to lead it by the nose he said It was believed in some quarters Gov ernor Landons close advisers feel that it is too early for him to plan any ex tensive speaking engagements that thc campaign is a long way off and 911 Pngc 5 ooo for public works   

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