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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - September 24, 1933, Galveston, Texas w. L. MOODY co. BANKERS KSTABUBHED ISM. Oro 92ND 167. QALVE3TON, TEXAS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1933.-TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES TEXAS' OLDEST JvEWSPAFES ESTABLISHED 1842 PLOT TO KIDNAP WEALTHY GIRL BARED Urschel Case Judge Hands Down Revolutionary Rulings SWEEPS ASIDE DEMURRERS OF MAN IS FREED Judgement on Two Others Held Off and Four Remain Dubious of Fate Oklahoma City, Ok., Sept. 23. rulings by Federal Judge Edgar S. Yaught today swept aside demurrers of nme defendants in the Charles ,F. Urschel kidnaping conspiracy trial, won freedom for one man and a deferred judgment for two others. Harvey Bailey and Albert Bates received no consideration from the judge, who overruled defense mo- tions-without comment Guilt Said Equal. Judge said the three Shannons from Wise, County, Tex., were "Just as guilty" If they har- bored the kidnapers and held their victim, "as If they had kidnaped transported and later collected the ransom." Charles Wolk, one of seven de- 'sndanus from Minneapolis and St Paul, was ordered released. Isadore Blumenleld and Peter Valdar will learn Monday morning whether they must trust their cases to the jury. The four others .Barney Ber- man, Clifford Skelly, Sam Kronlck and Sam Kozberg .wire given no encouragement by the judge, who declared that they may not have known they were handling Urschel money, but that they knew they had "hot'' money in their possession. The prosecution traced and of the paid for Ur- Echel'H release to these four. "No Greater Menace." "This Is a revolutionary proceed- ing said Judge Vaught when defence attorneys had fin- ished arguing their assertions that the prosecution had been insuffi- cient to convict "Kidnaping is as bad as mur- der, If not worse. There Is no great- er menace In the country today. In interpreting the act under which thin case is heard I bear In mind that Ita purpose Is to prevent all The law in the case Is the new "Lindbergh" act passed by con- URSCHEL CASE, Page 5) HOUSTON SELECTED AS NEXT MEETING PLACE OF AS- SOCIATION, In. the final nuslness session of Its two-day annual convention here the Texas Circulation Managers' Association yesterday afternoon elected as president E. C. White, circulation manager for the Hous- ton Chronicle, who succeeds L. E. Brumleu, circulation manager of ihe Houston Post. August Weber, circulation manager of Ths Galves- ton News and Tribune was elected vice president to succeed Harry McNeil of the Corpus Christ! Call- er and Times, while H. E. Mur- phree of the Houston Chronicle was re-elected to his tenth consecu- tivo term ns secretary-treasurer of the association. Matters of Importance to newspa- per circulation were discussed and ten new members were enrolled. Tho membership consists of nbout 45 membrca who represent tho larger papers of the state. The association was puest of The News Publishing: Company last night at a seafood dinner nt John's Oyster Resort, a luncheon at the Buccaneer Hotel and a boatsall on the harbor, the latter sponsored by the Galvfiston Chamber of Com- merce. President White, presiding (Sen CIRCULATION MEN. Page 5) The Weather Galventor. and cloudy Sunday, with llttio chance in temperature; moderate to fresh easterly to northerly winds. cloudy Sunday and Monday; probably showers In lower Rio Grande Vnlley. Moderate to fresh easterly winds on ths coast Wrntliw OtitJook. Southern nnd West Gulf Jn South Texas first part of week, probably In north portion nbout mid- nlo of woek; otherwise fair. Tcni- pcrfttin-M mo.itly nbovo normnl mrly In coolnr In interior In middle or ialUr part of woek. On Trial Marlnus Van der Lubbe 24-year-old brickmason and alleged Dutch communist party leader, was one of five defendants who went on trial in Leipzig, Germany, charged with the burning of the German .reichstag building last February. (Associated Press photo.) DMITROFF AKD COITRT HAVE FIERY EXCHANGES DuTUl, ING TRIAL OF FIVE MEN. Germany, Sept Fiery exchanges between the court and Georgl Dlmltroff, -Bulgarian refugee, during which he admitted he would have committed suicide during his imprisonment If given a today marked the trial of five men charged with burning the reichstag building. Both Dlmltroff and 'Blagol Pop- off, another Bulgarian defendant who was placed on the de- nied any connection with the blaze. The remarks' of the defendant, once leader, of the Bulgarian com- munists, brought a rebuke from Justice Wilhelm Buenger that 'TTou're altogether "too and a" threat of special measures "un- less you moderate yourself." "Sentences Meaningless." Typical of Dimltroff's attitude was his rejoinder to a question as to what sentences were Imposed on him in Bulgaria. (Dlmltroff, as well as the other Bulgarian defen- dants, Popoff and Wassil Taheff, have been accused of. bombing a cathedra! In which 200 people were "I have heard I have been con- demned to said Dimltroff, (See FIRE TRIAL, Page 9) FATHER OF STATE SEN. HOLBROOK CLAIMED BY DEATH Eastland, TCI., Sept. D. Holbrook, 85, pioneer West Tex- an and father of State Senator T. J. Holbrook of Galveston,
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