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   Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - February 20, 1929, Florence, South Carolina                             VOL. COVJEJR.S JE ASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA. Did You Ever Stop To THINK? UM OP BY CUST by the Uni-l ted States Senate of the! Jones bill making first of- fenders, along Wilh the big liquor gang leaders, liable to, a maximum penalty of 000 fine or 5 years in prison or both, is a pitiful admissioi by thc great law making body of the failure of thc NEWS LIBEL BILL COLUMBIA. S. C., Feb. 19 government to enforce the prohibition law. will not bring prohibition. The fact "f the business is that the United States Government has played hide and seek with the prohibition law. The ef- fect at enforcement has been so feeble and futile that th bootleggers and the many lacturers laugh at the whol business and continue thei unlawful barter unafraid. Willebrand _' may think the new lav will make her position mon. secure but the chances arc that it will prove a boom erang. Federal court judges as a rule are fair and unbias ed, and uivder the bill they are given wide latitude in making, the punishment fit the crime. until after March 4 will Calvin Cool- idge commit himself to any of the many business propo- sals he has received. In turning a deaf ear to all pro- positions Mr. Coolidge is tak- ing a fine stand. He rebukes direct question of Its jassage fol lowed an hour of debate during which J. E. Hurley of Barmvell am H. B. Herbert of Columbia led tht fight for It enactment as a measure of Justice to the ne spapers. De- bate against the bill was led by O D. Johnston of Spartanburg, B. K Keenun of Alken and others. Ear.icr in the evening the' house by a vote of 75 to 16 refused to kill the J. R. Smith bill requiring full strength crews on railroad trains. The "111 was later passed on second read- "g- A long debate preceded its passage during vlilch D. E. Patterson o! -'har.cston made a spirited defence of tlie right of organized labor to support a measure In furtherance of public safety and the welfare of workers. The house- adjourned at p. m. to meet tomorrow mornlnr at o'clock. The Smith and Herbert bills fur- nished the only material for action during a house session of two and one-half hours. The following new bills were In- THAT '.reduced tonight: Wlllebrandt Laurens Delegation: County supply Sullivan, Blackmon and Huff- To regulate operation of motor vehicl transporting passengers. Su.llvan: Prohibiting public utll -les charging In advance fo service or material rendered. Ways and Means Committee- Ri pealing certain sections of the sta tutc rein ting to state aid for echo construction. Beaufort Delegation: To abando certain Beaufort county roads _Beaufort Delegation: To add a rda n that county to the state hlgnwa ystc-m. J. S. Smith: To establish a rura o.lce system for Chesterfield count} Dillon Delegation: To define th -umber of rural policemen In Dllloi ounty. Marlboro Delegation: To define ccr iln sections of the Ian- relating t, uj.lc schools In Marlboro county Bennett: To further regulate Shan shlng in streams. J. M. Thomas: To exempt from llendale county taxes for a five period certain manufactories nd hotels in that county. the publicity seekers by his 'sta'to" 'Abbevnu Bounty. Georgetown Delegation: A concur rent resolution to authorize int'o- silence. Then, again, he im _.a presses upon the people the re that he is still the sident of The United States. f letters of th. Florence county Y. M. C A., boys speak for them selves. Several of them are published in the paper today and there will be more to morrow. Read them and judge for yourself the value of the work Dr. Johnston i doing in this county. Cigarette types of tobacco constitute nearly three fourth of the total American iobacco prod'uc tion. It is for the cigarette type of tobacco that the lands of this section are best a- dapted. This being the case why is it that the farmers of thc Pee Dee section arc not wealthy? The answer is that they lost their opportu- nity when they abandoned the cooperative association. eight years fat- alities from automobile accidents jumped in South Carolina from 91 to 279, or an increase of 206 percent, during the same period .motor registrations increased only 113 percent. Careless, thoughtless and reckless driving by an irresponsible people is the reason for the incieasc in loss of life. I'llTV llt'KT Finn NEW YORK, Feb. 10 Fifty persona were Injured, four men and tu-o women seriously, and 200 pas- sengers were affected by smoke nnd fumes tonight when fire broke out In tho first car oi a Jersey bou.id fiovou car Hudson tube train, l.oon feet west of tho Christopher Street Station, In Manhattan, idge' over tho Black and Waccan Georgetown county. juer TO HECEivT home, she said NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 10 rate of Mrs. Lola R. Wclsbrod on trial tor her lire In connection with th. ratal shooting or her divorced hus baud. Detective Daniel A. Welshrod Dec. G last probably will rest with til Jury before morning." After a supper recess which cam. i the midst of thc cross cxamlni tion of Mrs. Weisbrod the trial mov ed ahead with all parties arparcnth wirecd to argue the case tonight am' give It to thc Jury as soon as jwss-1 Formore than throe hours this aft- rnoon thc widowed divorcee told obbiiig story of-her lire, climaxing t- with a dramatic recitation or the actual killing, which she said vn- done In seir defense. She admitted the truth or testl- lony or state witnesse thai she had ailed her former husband on thr oil-phone asking him to conic to icr. within an hour or thc time of ie snooting. He came to ho nd urged her to B0 to California' him. She refused she said. Fin Hy. after half an hour or conversa- 1011. she asserted hc became angered a turele. she said, she leered f would kl'l her. and reaching un- OU'" I.EXTKX SICHVIriiS ll'EI.I. ATTKXDKI) Lrnten services at St. John's Enl  valet Costes." When the French government of- fered o permlum for rights that would demonstrate that tlie capltol >f Indo-Chlna could be reached yllh nail from Paris within five d.iys, both -be rcusm-the.world filers volunteer- ed for the test, but they chose dif- ferent crews nud started In different Planes... New Major Genera! Brig. Gen. Frank Parker, com- mander of first division during World War, hns been promoted te major ncneralshlp. He fs a Soutli Carolinian. VATICAN TO GIVE ROTABY CLEAN BILL VATICAN CITY, Fob. 10 iternatlonal Rotary Is about to be von a clean bill of health by the uthorlllefi of the Holly See, Relia- bly Informed circles of the Vatican tonight said this reversal of a form- er ruling was due largely to the fav- 'HESIOENI-ELEGT RETUeNSJO CAPITAL WASHINGTON. Fell. 18 _ President-elect Hoover returned to Washington totlny from hi, Floricln vacation with the Intention of hold- ing an cnrly conference with Presi- CoolidRc frain he 'PAT CROWE, BANDIT STILL VERY "DEAD OH Buffalo PolicV Insist He I Killed Himself; New i York Says Not NRVV YORK. Feb. 19 VMS a iralnroblier. and whei. of a ,-entury ago when Pa; iiekldliappcd Mdward A. Cmlnliy. Jr. Ihere may well have been offered for ids oi1 dive." Ami though there is no reward on-, for him now that's just what Pa'; Crowe was or there VMS a difference or offlcla' opillon us 10 which. Police in Buffalo. H. Y.. insisted (hat a man who committed ihrrp Pat Crowe, bill New Yorl; City pollen equally conviel-i. Unit man ta.kcd to today was Pa. Crowe. After publication of the story oi Pat Crowe's demise, police headquar- ters here received a call torn a man known along the Bowery as Pat Crowe who challenged the Buffalo suielde'i right to the name. "I don't know how they ever Idon tified that Buffalo suielde as me." lie relnp of rovcni'iient over the March 4. Thus M-IU uc furnlslnxl another ?vld--'llce of the continuity of til 'wo Republican administrations, will the next chief executive pledged u carry on tho mnjor policies or hi predecessor to which lie gave pruls. -n his acceptance speech last All gust. The return at the prcsklent-clcc cabinet discussion in Wasli- ngton nnd brought forth some nev peculation. There wns i, suggostioi Irit Instead of hecoinlng .Srcretnn I State. Henry L. stlinsoii would be- amed Attorney General and lhat .llllam J. Donovan, now assistant to ho Attorney General, vnuld be made ecretary of War. Tlie name of Senator Hori.li of Ida- o. a'so got bock Into the cabinet Iscusslon with the attorney general. lilp but Intimate friends of the uenalor declared he would not a. member of Mr. Hoover's illclal famly. prcferrliiB to retain his RJslllou as of the Senate Relations Committee. To Hoover Injured When Hit By Girl Driver ploce souad HIM, WASHINGTON. Feb. II! _ Vlthout a record vote the house to. lay passed the While bill to extn-n 'or a year the admini.nrativo power." of the radio eommlsslou. The mea- sure now goes to tile M-nato. orable impression Sutton of Tamuico. T'. president of the International On-an laaltlon. Mr. gutton canio Iiere in the faci- of a ruling against Rotary by tl, congregation that of the Priesthood would not h. alloved to join Rtary Till ruling came shortly after Osservaton Romano, the newspaper used by  oil La., was pciimiw fatally nreJ, and Dan Lcary, pnol 'hrcveport. with mes when the plane n, which -lej had J.ist taken off from tin- vlni; field here, crashed Into a ousetop. this iftei-iuKMi The pl-ine had ilr.ri. on gas for a non-stop night h Dial, daughter of Foremer of _ Mr. Hoover suffered n fractured to tlie body tly other injuries. Presldeut-EI Hoover wns notified expect- Kl to visit his cousin at tho haspi- the collision ana n-ltb the 'f hystanders lifted the nto her car and took bin, to the al She drove to the K Henderson. plane and r.-uh fir be.oie tt..; Henderson had pr( ceded the Officials at the field saiil I'lane had on altitude lihout fid feet when the motor ap- parently stalled. Tin., plane aid JKJ.HSI-i not fiuffk.Jtl t to glide back to tht; arui craj.bcj Inlo Uie housetop The motor roof Willie tl rolled rrom [I tlie groniul. Two the at th botli tin- Is tc up. th ve..l througli th and and crashed i COLUMBUS. Ohio. convicts, among then, Pat M. JoniKiu. slayer of Don n. Mcllctt -'anton editor, and olher life term murderers, made a clean break rrom Onlo penitentiary early todaj iy .sawing throujjl! cell barn aiid soili- ng one ol tin; prison buildings 'with an ImprovlMd ladder made from mattresses. Their dash for freedom wan not discovered until several hour., nfte, .-hey lied and they left scnrcclv a trace behind. Search was being made for Ilicm throughout Ohio and cuiToilnillni' states loulghl but Warden P F Thomas found It nearly Imposslbl, to organize a detlnltc hunt for there >vas no derinlte clew to which direction they had taken. Police de- partments In tin, nelKhborliu. stales were advised by radio to be on Ihe lookout lor the fugitives Shortly before this morning Don Bonzo, rccrd "It nt tho ,rn-l- LATEST HELD Detectives Decline To Reveal Contents Of K. K. Letter SAN PRANCIS20. Feb. II) (frn Bafllpil by conflicting clu.-s In their i-florts to solve the disappearance of 4-year old Djrls Smith Murohy P-illre of Francisco Bay'rc- .elon conrcnlratrd tonight on n v-.irrh the writer of mysterlovri ler.., puruortiri; to be from tho child's kidnaper. Aiiotlir-r of the letters, which Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Murphy, thc fosler-fatlu.r and her molh- have al Intervals by iail Don, dlsapiwircd from 1 plii.vcrounrl he-e last Frldav. was delivered during the day. The envelope bnre the words. Ibis is the last time I will tell K." In the previous nolei. slane-l 'K- the pui.x.rled kidnaper dc- the child would come to no harm and one promise was inado "Hl'mKl rnniran M.-.theson, captain of detectives, said thr, contents of todays letlcr could not he dlvulir- because the threatened -lariu" ,f -ho lellnr were made public. A uole received yesterday from -K. K." said, "I on- ion, was startled at the sight of tl liattress ladder swinging hi tlie win from the roof of the record offlc He sounded an alarm and exainliu lion revealed thc empty cells of Hi fugitive convicts. Besides McDennolt, these convict scaped: James A. Walton, alias Walder ouvlcted of robbery In Cleveland W. Young. .10. servini, life for murder In Washington county Mike .lacko. 21. nerving life for Cleveland slaying. Joe Busso, allan Joseph Don Sac Ine. Cleveland robber. Late In the afternon atithorltle uir Marietta. Ohio, lhat nin answering the description of had been surrounded there lit he proved to be an innocent The escape was e.irrled out durhi" ie heaviest snowstorm of the win'-' and the tracks left by the men TO all but obliterated by the lime ie break was dleovered. esmpi-d uninjured. 'Jl'KIIVSKY Cl.ril tre Of II. VI At Churl JV, 4, At I lord la, Al lib Carnon tn'II.VM. FINALS mrevlllc, Va.: Or.lv. College (W. Va i iihurc.: Citadel Wo.' irrs, Va.: Polytechnic. nan College 10. Poincar? Government Gets By On Six Vote Margin PARIS. Feb. Premier Raymond Point-arc, by the small mar Jin of votes today saved his oov- ernmcnt from a sudden onslnuBlit by the radicals who had null him last November. The allack In the Chamber of Deputies came when the relatively Inollciislve and harmless ludlciary reform lull was called for discussion. The Prei-iler was confined to 111; because of a slight attack ol jrlppe nud his as leader of he Polucarc Cohorts VMS taken by j ly wanted her with mo for'n while because ..lie rese.M.ilcs niv dead v.fo niueh child n'-obably Is held pris- oner In the city by some crunk, who might be crazy ,-nouch to car- ry out his or her threat, and for that reason I am keeping the con- tents of to.lay's letter secret." said UH> detective cJpTitMr. MoamVhtle reports r-Jt conHIct within the missing girl's family "allied strength with a stutomeiii by Hie Brandfalher, C. W. Wasson, that he Doris was held by friends. slid Doris lived with him "everal months In 1027, but that 'icr mother luslsled the child was tielni? won away from her and dc- mnncled her back. Police, '.still were investigating :he iiosslbilltv Unit tlie child's fath- Edward Smith, may have ieen counecled with the dlsappcar- ince. iviatlves raid Smith was an jiillMcd man In the Navy an-'l r-D- eully retiirued to this country. The father lost eiisto-ly or Doris h :i divorce three years 1130. OneniM-y c.iliv. Clul h' that the of the fir. ion of the K! ,-f. me .leffcrvin I "n m. 'oy Knri secretary of iuernsey Cattle club 'OLle.e. o 'arms. New York, w: pther Int. tx- on Ihe nrGLra i fii.i.iici: aoxiNc 5; Duke 2. I 'I r.us.se Col. Lindbergh To Hop Off Today On West Trip NKW YORK, l-'cb. The ulr traiiKiKH-t mi- I "our .Darlington Men Are n Jail On Robbery Charge DARLINGTON, Feb. 10 !s lie- cvi'tl ttiiu tin.1 locsil pollCL1 Inrrc hiu up the serifs of rubburk-s ul Lliofts of curs liuvr .sccint'd u be mi oj.crjLMim1 here ilurhig the aat SCJVI.TU! niontlih, They have rmijjht nnd in Jail negro men who luivo confes-ii-d to the uslnij of cars without, the uf the 0 w i u-rs ami also ID tin; trikhig of 11 res and from the curs. In ;uhlHiun to thut four white iiu-M liavu been pliiceu In j.m raid confossetl to breaking into 1 he store ol thc Manu- luriiiK eonipuny und t-cvorul luin- d dollars worth of goods hiivo iji-ru rt- covered I ruin Hit1 of thi'se boy.s. The [Kjllcc tlcpurtjnt'iit hns dillg- S. I, Martin and oiHirL' foiTi- tii 'XT VL- nuicli criHllt for tlio ralchln- of Lhv.-ie culprits and the ttcovrry of btuli.r. MEBITATIOKS By J. T. Alii-y MAIITIN'S CO.MMTIOX Friends of w M M.xrtln, who has xm a pitlent el Tim Mcl.eod In- llrmnry for several days following appendix opera-Ion, be- tHft-i Icirn mat his eomlltioi, )lon considered us ciuournglng. O' OkE 15 EN cTiOSRS 5OAA 'EM 15 Al. :i u'cloi-k lilK 1'iiVl. S. H-inalneil In a erlllral iitiullllon an. I lli'l'i- leu Ills leiineri had been mod. Ho ,1111 Cnpi. liefer I, Miner. "5 Muni a I'liiiipili-iillini Ii. ,u- Ide, i hlef nl iihlch is pneumo- nia. the s no nulh matter. The voted on ho I ho Minnie s ty to consider the lullon was not South Can.Hna: MoMly cloud ami e.Dder Hi.. luiilly rlnllih itllli I'Mlilef uu t Cdasl. that for onn fitui niulfi- nil clronin- IKJIX In Minnld hnvo mi lo know Hbout It an I "Our llinttfitlons with out, nuitiin in I.IH nd thirty-fiv 'Is remarks inium, st exclusively to v of the mow- lea for the earclul the memlwrs of North Canillnn: .Mostly flnmii .MM! rnlilcr shinvcrs In Cast ThlliMln Mir rtintHv hiiiiiv fllinlc- mi'l ...lilci- In lAlrcini' cust 'y fair wllh slnwly oath and tlrn be Inkei (Copyrijhi, 1929. by Tht Ilrll ij Columbia. ,vb. 10. M', -'J'he.lO to 10 75.000.000 Midway homl'issue l.s I frm or .ffomri f '5'S by Srmtor n n of Marlboro, to mihmll. Hie iiroposltlon 'i i of i ho -tart ilefent- by ii vole of.H2 lo 10 Tonight's session, the lunnost or ''if- yc-nr. attiMvled 1-v vl.-i- Itflra nnd only elglu of Ihe fortv- senators nhscnt. Before ,1 vote tiiken on Ihe tiro He inntle irnen-Jmnit of Senator J. n. Dry. --n.Hrr.tlo.ihv of OrennvlVe. the o'l-.a f which wnn nlmo.Al. Iclentienl with Ihnt of the seiKilor. Th i vita :o.sl n vole ol   

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