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   Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - August 24, 1933, Galveston, Texas                                disgrace Wf hive merited, it is almost always in our power to re-estab- lish our reputation. Rochefoucauld. W, L. MOODY CO. (UNI NCOSPORATED) BANKERS UU. tt.OM.6M. 92ND 136. GALVESTON, TEXAS THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1933. ESTABLISHED 1842 EIGHT DIE IN FIERCE ATLANTIC GALE Government Hurls Challenge to Underworld SPEEDY TRIAL Labor Appeals for Changes in PROMISED 14 INDICTED IN URSCHEL CASE Witnesses Receive Massacre Threat hut U. S. Defies Hoodlums to Act Oklahoma City, Ok., Aug. 23. a federal grand jury swiftly indicted 14 persons in the Charles F. Urschel kidnap- ing case today, the government issued a dramatic challenge to underworld confederates of those indicted to "meet us with your own weapons.-" Rushing through a secret hearing to the indictments in only five federal prosecutors turned Immediately to plans for a speedy trial of those held, including Har- vey Bailey, in jail at Dallas, arid Alfred Bates held at Denver. These two notorious hoodlums together with George (Machine Gun) Kelly, still at large, were named as the principal criminals in the blanket Indictment. Seven Names Unknown. The indictments for the first time definitely placed the. amount of ransom at r Names of -fourteen indicted were withheld. However, L. L. Drill, SL Paul.district attor- ney said late today he was advised five Twin. Cities men were Indicted. They were Sam Kozberg. drug com- pany official; Sam J. Kronlck, Min- neapolis Barber Supply Company proprietor: Pete Hackctt. Charles Wolk and Barney Herman. Names of two of those indicted were not available from any source The others indicted were Mr. and Mra. R. G. Shannon and Mr. and Mrs. Armon Shannon, at" whose home near Tex., Bailey was captured by a posse of officers nearly two weeks Urschel haa identified a shack on the Shannon farm as the place whore he was held for nine days. Challenge Issued. The sensational challenge to out- lawry came Immediately after the grand jury Tcccssed and on the heels of word that the lives of wit- nesses in the cane had been threat- ened by letters and telephone calls, H was issued by Joseph B. Keenan. special assistant United States at- torney concral assigned to stamp (Sec URSCHEL CASE, Page 13) National Code for Retailers Accused Cecil Smith of Texas, second ranking polo player in the na- tion, was arrested on charges pre- ferred by. Eugenie-Rose, 19-year-old of PJvanston, III., who said he attacked her. (Associated Press SMITH DEPARTS FOR LONG ISLAND; YOUNG NURSE SHUNS .FURTHER PUBLICITY. SUPPORT OF RELIEF BOND ISSUE AND NRA PROGRAM PLEDGED. of the 18th amendment nnd modlff- iui instill ui UIG amendment ami modification of the law was adopt- ed by the Gnlveston County demo- cratic executive committee In spe- cial session last night. The resolution also pledged the support of the executive committee to the bono IKSUC for rc- llftf nnd nupport of the president ami thR national Industial recovery act. It was offered by George N. Dcffernrl, rommittoemnn from Prc- clnrt No. 8. The committee also adopted a resolution on the death of Snul W. Levy, n. member of tho executive rommlttfift, commending hla service to the dPmocratji of Texas nnd praising his faithfulness and citi- zenship. On recommendation nt P. ,1. Van- Irin thnt committee nnmc n successor to Mr. Levy, E. R. Checs- horough wnc elected. There was nnrnn dfnciiflMon when Mr. Vautrln made the nomination, which was seconded by Chnrlea McCubhlns. Mr. Deff-srarl suggeat- (SPO REPEAL ACTION, Pago 13) r The Weather Gfllvcston nnd rloudy Thursdiiy; not much change In temperature; light, to moderate phlflinff winds. Texas: Pnrlly Imnly Thursday nnd I'Yidny. Unlit to modern tc cfnilhfM'ly wlndu on thft const. Loiilnlnmi: Pnrlly clmicly, prolv nhly tlnimleiHhowe'ra In Kontlipnat portion Thuradny nnd Frldny. I Light tn modrrntn variable winds on cnn.H. Chicago, 111., Aug. Eugenia Rose, 23-year-old Evan- aton nurse who accused Cecil Smith. America's second-ranking polo player, of criminal assault, to- night announced-she would not ;rosecuto the case, scheduled for a coring Friday. Authorities, notified In a letter from her of the decision, cancelled the bond posted by Smith and his friends. Smith left immediately for Long Island, N. Y., where he is overdue for a polo tournament scheduled next month. Miss Rose said in the letter the reason she dropped the caso WOE thnt she expected to marry soon and wished to avoid publicity. Smith was accused of attacking her In n wooded arpn ns he took her home from a hospital whore she had been assigned to care for a teammate injured during the East- West polo meet here. Dislikes' Publicity. Dr. R. T. Rose, elderly dentist of Coopcrtown, N. D., and father of tho cirl. took the letter to Police Magistrate Willis R. Brlghtmfre of Kvnnston in which his daughter's decision was given. "I do not wish to prosecute Mr. Cecil Smith on the charge of crimi- nal assault. I expect to be married and I do not want any more pub- licity. I will not appear against Mr. Smith and I wish you would there- fore dismiss the case at once." Smith before departure com- mented: "I r.m pleased to learn that Miss (See CHARGE DROPPED, P. 13) MORE PAY AND SHORTER WORK Demand Presented at Hearing on Agreement Washington, Aug. Labor's appeal for more liberal wages and shorter working hours than 'the industry pro- posed was laid today before the recovery administration in hearings on n proposed trade code for America's retailers. C. C. Coulter, secretary-treasurer of the Retail Clerks' International Protective Association, urged a 40- hour instead of 44 as pro- posed by the retailers, and pay rates running from to weekly instead of ?12 to Said Necessary. Miss Rose Schneideman of the NRA labor advisory hoard, in- dorsed Coulter's proposals, and said part-cTrhe country's Twying' power In carrying on the general recovery campaign. A 40-hour week, she estimated, would put 400.000 of the unemployed retail stpre workers back In their jobs. A. D. Whltcslde, deputy admin- istrator conducting the hearings on the- complex retail code problem, shortly before had .been told by Dr. Paul Nystrom of New York that a work week based on the hours of operation would put back to work days. Nystrom, for years marketing professor at Columbia University, proposed a 40-hour work week for (See INDUSTRIAL, 13) COMMUNISTS, NEWEST WORRY OF GOVERNMENT, PLAN DEMONSTRATIONS. Havana, Aug. nnd police were ordered to go on guard in the streets and parks of the capital tonight after authorities received a report that demonstra- tions were planned by communists, the newest trouble of the new Cuban government. The organization had been denied a permit to parade in observance of the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo VanzetU in the United States six yenrs ago. A threatened march on the presi- dential palace today failed to mate- rialize, but reports continued to tell of almost dally demonstrations in Eastern Cuba, especially ftt San- tiago, the capital of Orlente Prov- ince. The communists here, it was learned at their headquarters in Zulueta street, laid plans to march (See HBD MENACE. Page 13) Colorful Field Meet To Be Held Tonight at Ball Park Amateur diamond performers of Gnlveston County will tnke the field tonight nt. Moody Stadium in (ho interest of the Boost era Boy Band, crack GO-plece muaical outfit of the Gnlveston Uoosters Club. Thfi hand, prominent In the civic activities of Galvcston, will receive nil gate receipts of ri gigantic field meet and all-star baseball game. All money taken in nt tho gates of the stndium wlil he used In supply- Ing the hnnd for tho coming season with musical equipment. The af- fair will get under way promptly at o'clock. Admission prices arc; AdulU 25c; children 7-12 yearn of ago Ific; chil- dren under 7 yonra of age will he admitted free. Tickets are good for nny eoat in the grandstand, Corps of committee 'vorkfiin have put In many hours of work ami much planning to nmkc thn event one of color, entertainment nnd ronl enjoyment for tho ninny fans who arc expected to Attend. Bull players from every organized bnnc- ball league In tho county will par- ticipate in tho field meet nnd two crack hnll lonmn mndo up of picked plnyfirs from the various loops will meet in fin all-star game after the field meet [9 completed. A colorful nnd entertaining spec- tacle, the field meet will see 100 participants compete in an effort (See FIELD MEET, Page 13) Fighting Priest Declares Hoover Philosophy Back Of Bank Closing Detroit, Mich., Aug. Ills voice ringing through a courtroom jammed to the doors the Itcv. Fr. Charles E. Cough- Hn today denounced the "philos- ophy" of Herbert Hoover durlnf? his administration, condemned local hanking methods, and charged two clotted national banks here were "wrecked by the philosophy thnt money In the hands of the masses wns a men- ace." His dramatic testimony came during his first day on the wit- ness stand before the one-man grand jury Investigating the clos- ing of the two banks, the First National Bank-Detroit and the Guardian National Bank of Com- merce. The nationally -known priest spared no words In his charges; his testimony ranged from a lengthy and colorful explanation of his theory of, the business de- pression to breath-taking attacks on local bankers. Hoover, he declared, was "a concrete example of the exploita- tion of the few by the and he submitted for the record an article from a London mining magazine of 1912 which he de- clared the former president wrote. It was entitled "The Economics of a Boom." Coughlln said it; dealt with exploitation and high finance In mining. He said expressed in .the article was of fhe former president's administra- tion. "Hoover, tried to cure this damnable depression by pouring; in gold at the top while the peo- ple starved at the cried Ooughlin, rising from his chair and pounding the witness table with-both'llste. (See BANK PROBE, Page 13) CITY OFFICIALS ASSUME AR- BITRATION ROLE IN SAN ANTONIO. San Antonio, Tex., Aug. Mayor C. K. Quln and the city com- missioners Wednesday stepped into the picture as arbitrators in the strike of 300 girl cigar rollers and other employes of the Finck Cigar Company. The strike has been in prepress since Aug. 4. The situation approached a crisis Wednesday with n melee between pickets and strikebreakers at the factory. A score of policemen were called to restore order and 15 po licemcn remained on guard at the plant throughout the day. It was learned late in the day thnt both the strikers and the plant management will submit re- ports to the city commission Thurs- day in on attempt strike and make to settle the arrangements whereby the employes will return to work under the provision of the NRA code which has been adopted by the cigar industry and ac- cepted by the Finck concern this week. Conference Held. Street Commissioner Paul E, Stcffler and Park Commissioner Ja- cob Rubiola visited the scene of the strike and returned to city hall with Mrs. H. W. Ernst, spokes- woman of the strikers. The offi- cials and the woman were in con- ference with Mayor Quin and other city comrrfissiontrs during the afternoon and were joined later by Ed Finck, proprietor of the company. City officials stepped Into the picture RS arbitrators because of tho seriousness of the situation as demonstrated at the plant. Three policemen were disarmed in the melee caused when striking work- ers blocked the paths of automo- (Sce CIGAR STRIKE. PaBe 33) Honor Ten Millionth Fair Visitor Miss Evelyn Ruehmann, farm girl of Stockton, Iowa, was showered with'gifts when she became the ten millionth visitor to enter the .world's fair gates in Chicago. Rufus C. Dawes, president of the .exposition, shown witb her. (Associated Press Deadly Sleeping Sickness Spreads to Nearby States; Possible Carriers Hunted the, ing in widened to include victims in: Oklahoma and Kansas, federal, state and city officials con- centrated tonight.on a story of insects suspected as possible carriers of infection which has been fatal to 22 persons. n. Dr. J. P; Leake. United States public health physician, has report- in ed belief the cnrrent'-malady of en- cephalitis was not due to water. He expressed uncertainty regard- ing the possible spread of infection by insects. I As a result the United States public health service has ordered Dr. L. L. Williams Jr., medical 'en- tomologist, to St. Louis as a third c the iment STORY OF FANCIED WRONGS RELATED TO EXPLAIN. DEATH PLOT. St. Paul, Minn.; Aug. Police Chief Thomas Dahill and James F. Lynch, assistant county attorney, today, .served, warrants charging kidnaping and assault upon Dr. II. Hedherg, chiroprac- tor, to climax a story involving reputed drugging of a proml physician and an attempt upon his life. The warrants' charge the chiro- practor with engineering the kid- naping of Dr. E. J. Engberg, secre- tary of the Minnesota state board of medical examiners, last July 12, and leaving him drugged in an au- lohilo parked on railway tracks, ledberg was found, semi-con- DUS and suffering from abrasions and minor injuries, Sunday, and' still Is in a hospital. Dahill and Lynch, after issuance of the warrants, related a story of fancied wrongs to explain the at- tack upon the physician. Some time ago the state medical board through Its attorney, Manuel Brist, ordered the chiropractor to remove the sign "physician" from his office window, Hedberg became (See HEDBERG ARREST, P. 13) BLUE SHIRT BANDEFIED Dublin, Irish Free State, Aug. 23. Eoln O'Duffy tonight de- fied the government's ban of blue shirt national guard by ad- dressing a rally of the organiza- tion. Eighty Of the guardsmen were In uniform. The government yesterday ban- ned the blue shirts, at the same time setting up a military tribunal to try political offenders. The situation was described a? t.ense In political circles. (See ENCEPHALITIS, Page'13) CONCERNS The following '.Galvestonians en- rolled Tuesday and Wednesday as blue star members of the NRA by signing pledge cards that they have added employers and Increased their weekly pay rolls: Mo' Rehbei ploye i 522.50. Iitor .Parts, ded, weekly Garner's Laundry, two employes, weekly increase. Allen's two employes, weekly increase. Sherwin-Williams Paint Co., one employe; weekly increase. Palace Cigar and -News Stand, one employe, weekly increase. Pratonus Ice Service Co., one employe, weekly Increase. W. Bottling Company, one employe, weekly increase. Rex Laundry, four employes .-idd- ed, weekly increase McBride's Inc., two employes add- ed, weekly Increase Madden Furniture Company, weekly increase Kahn and Levy, four employes, added, weekly increase, Central Drug Store; three em- ployes added, weekly increase My Poultry Market, two em- ployes vz.fi time, weekly increase Damage Soars Into Millions as Beach Resorts Flattened Battered Steamer Staggering to Port; With One Lifeboat Left; Wind Uproots Trees, Unroofs Houses and Spreads Pestruction Over Big Area LATE BULLETIN. Vo., Aup. hurricane fate of the Chesapeake Line bay boat City of Norfolk and her forty passengers due here from Baltimore early yesterday had not been reported at 2 a. m. today. The vessel, bearing amonf? others A. L. Stephens, president of the owning company, was known to have been' caught' In: the midst of the terrific storm which lashed the bay. By Associated Press. A spinning northeast storm accompanied by the tail-end of a tropical hurricane, beat against the Atlantic seaboard last night, churning up waves that endangered shipping, causing huge property damage, and bringing death to coastal dwellers. Eight deaths were recorded as the storm battered a high tide against the Virginia shore, wrecking beach resorts and in- undating the Norfolk waterfront. At least two fatalities were charged to the storm along the coast north of Virginia. The steamship Madison, bound down the coast, was reported limp- ing into Norfolk after having been battered all day off Chesapeake Light. Blown far off.her regular course, the steamer last was re- ported about 50 miles up the coast from Norfolk, proceeding slowly. The vessel, with 37 passengers and a crew of'50 or 60 aboard, had sent out. SOS signals when the storm" threatened her superstruc- ture and washed awav all but one ifeboat. She was being convoyed nto Norfolk by a coast guard boat. North Carolina reported heavy damage beach highway be- tween Kitty Hawk and Nags Head, with communication lines down. About 40 residents of the Aibe- marle Sound mainland were re- (See gpASTAL STORM, Page 13} JULY ENDS WITH FAVORABLE TRADE BALANCE; EXPORT BUSINESS 'BOOSTED 21 PER CENT. Washington, Aug. ris- ing price ievel at home- and quick- ening of busines -activity through- out the world resulted in the United States increasing its foreign com- merce during July and ending the 'month' with a favorable trade bal- ance. The commerce department an- nounced today exports increased 21 per cent' to and im- 17 per cent to favorable trade ports advanced for balance of for July. The gains in the trade were con- trary to the usual seasonal trend and represented the third consecu- tive monthly advance, and thu sec- ond month in the present year in which trade was larger than in the corresponding month of 1932. In June, foreign commerce re- sulted in an unfavorable trade bal- ance of approximately with exports of and im- ports of June was the only month this year the United States failed to have a favorable balance. In the first seven months of 1933 foreign trade, while below a year figo, .resulted in exports of and imports of this was a decrease of of exports and a drop of in imports as compared, with the same period last year. The export of in ear- marked gold brought the total for (Sec FOREIGN TRADB, Page 13) Texas Exhibit at Century Oi Progress Is Dedicated Chicago, VIU., Aug. Horned toads and opera shared at- tention today as Texas celebrated her day at a century of progress international exposition. In a program, short and "wise- Texas late this afternoon "Golden Be Harvests-Bargains Will Offered by Merchants Today Merchants or Galvestan will present residents of both city and tho mainland with n rare opportuni- ty today to avnli themselves oi present low and the many umitmnl hnrpninn to he offered In n wide vnralety of quality mc-rchnn- dlttc nro expected to prove a mag- net for literally thousands of shop- pern who wltih lo taltft nrtvnntngc of those prices before they begin mov- ing upward. Tho occasion of thta remarkable opportunity Is the "Golden Harvest" city's day. annual which promises to be a snles event of the magnitude and probably of more interest than nny other of the year. A large number of progressive merchants nrc co-operating in the affair, nnd the nature and extent of the bargains which they are ot- ferlng the buying public may he found In their naverttaoments ap- pearing in The News today. Attractive displays have been ar- ranged and cli preparations have been made for Galveston'a great August bargain day. Owners and operators of leading stores are joining hands in an ef- fort to give residents of Galveston nnd mainland communities n splen- did nrrny of outstanding bargains, this In the fnco of steadily rising prices. It Is explained tnnt the nnmml clearance period Is nt hand. Mer- chants must make room in their stores for Incoming goods. All present 6tccks must be reduced, re- gardlrss of sacrifice In prices, and despite the fact that there are still several weeks of summer weather ahead. Officials pointed out thnt Golden Harvest Day presents a genuine opportunity to secure seasonal mer- chandise at nlmoat incredible sav- ings. Thrifty shoppers will come (lown- (Seo GOLDEN HARVEST, P. 13) dedicated her exhibit, and it eludes in addition to displays of art. history, natural and industrial wealth of the state, a collection of mounted rattlesnakes, centipedes scorpions, tarantulas, and five live horned toads. The opera, a presentation of Verdi's "Aida" by a cast composed mainly of Texans was given tonight and closed the day's program, which attracted residents of the Lone Star State, according to Claude Carter of Harlingen, one of the dedication speakers. Col. Joe Edd Win free of Houston. a member of the staff of Governor Miriam "Ma" Ferguson, who of- ficially represented the state, was accorded a military reception when he nnd his party arrived nt thr cnlrance to the fair. A troop of United States cavalry. statio roop of ned on i. i.he fair grounds, was lined up in honor of the. executive After Inspectoin of the troop, tho Texans were welcomed by Ruftih C. DHWCS, president of the cxposl- tion, then forming a parade, head- ed by the cavalry troop, they pro- ceeded to tho court of hall of stale: (Sec TEXAS DAY, Pngo CAPITAL FEARFUL AS FUR? OF STOHMFELT; TREES trPROOTED, ROOFS DESTROYED, Washington, Aug. nation's capital quailed tonight be- fore a fierce tropical while governmental agencies went swiftly Into action to safeguard shipping in the raging Atlantic. Many of the great trees'lining the boulevards were torn out by the roots. Power lines were felled and traffic paralyzed by the gusty gale of near-Irjrrlcane force which tore in from the sea to accompaniment of torrential rain... The navy department's hundreds of employes were sent home early by special order of Adm. William H. Standley, aciing secretary, to get them safely in their homes be- fore p. ii-. when his experts had informed, him the full force of the storm would strike. Other fed- eral offices did likewise. The.weather bureau issued word the storm was fast beating out its (Sec CAPITAL BLOW, Page 13) MOTHER OF SLAIN GIRL SAYS BELIEVES HEM TO BE INNOCENT. Bryan. Tex., Aug. trict Attorney John R. Grace of Robertson County said tonight ha would not oppose a reasonable bond for the release of Ervin Con- way, 23. charged in the slaying of his fiancee, Miss Elizabeth Ladelle Hammond, 20, Baylor co-ed. The district attorney said his de- cision was reached after he had considered an application for a writ of habeas corpus filed today by counsel for the accused youth, Conway, in the county jail at Franklin, tonight semed in better spirits after a visit with Mrs. Ray- mond Hammond, mother of his fi- ancee, who left the jail proferslng her belief in the innocence of the university post-graduate student. "I said Mrs. Hammond, "that Ervin is as innocent of that (See CONWAY BOND, Page 13) Gin Marriage Law Is Effective to Sept, 1, County Clerfy Finds Because the new marriage license law passed at the last session of the legislature does not become ef- fective until Sept. 1, instead of earlier as wns at first thought by County Clerk George F. Burgess, couples who to get married must still file notice of their inten- tion to marry and then wait thrftfi days before they can procure their mnrriape licenses. But this, however, will only be required until Sept. 1. After that the filing of a notice of Intention will not be required under the new law, but the medical examination of the bridegroom will atil bo re- quired. Some confusion over tho datt when the new law becomes effec- tive caused County Clerk In announce several weeks agn (See MARRIAGE LAW, Pago   

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