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San Antonio Express (Newspaper) - March 26, 1936, San Antonio, Texas Alice Roosevelt mgton. One of the most brilliant women of the capital now a feature in San Antonio Express, I i'1 new comic j-i i Aoner jn gan An tonio Express promises to one of the most popular. Also Sun- iay Express comic feature. VOL. 86 SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, JMARCH, 26, PAGES PRICE 6 1866 CAN ANTONIO will be largely represented, and actively will participate in the all-day program, at Goliad tomorrow, by which that community and Texas generally will pay respect to the memory of Col. James Walker Fannin and the 400 men who died with him 100 years The ceremonies will be impressive, as were those in and before the Alamo on March 6, which honored Travis and his men. and San Antonio are linked together in history. The communities have a. joint heritage of heroic and in human annals. To be sure, that heritage belongs to all Texans, to Americans in general, to all peo- ples who honor heroism and devo- tion to sacred the charge to keep is peculiarly San Antonio's and Goliad's, because they possess the ground in which those deeds were wrought a cen- tury ago. Those events gave the Texans at the San 'Jacinto their battle-cry, itself deathless, "Re- member the Alamo! Remember pERCEIVING the significance of the link between the com- munities on this Centennial occa- sion, ssveral San Antonio patriotic, civic and religious societies are sending delegations to take part in the Goliad celebration. Moreover, it is expected that many public- spirited San Antonians will visit Goliad on their own account. Cer- tainly all who can do so should at- tend the ceremonies, thereby ac- knowledging a debt which never can be a brave civic heritage. Outstanding on the all- day program will be the pontifical high mass celebrated by Arch- i bishop Drossaerts at the restored Mission la Bahia de Espiritu Santo, Friday morning. FATHER FOLK of Austin, who is serving on the Centennial Historical Committee, later will unveil memorial markers, dedicat- ed to the early mission-builders and to the Goliad martyrs. Gov- ernor Ailred, State Superintendent Woods, L. W. Kemp of Houston and others will speak the homage due the memory of Fannin and his men. School children from many communities will sing mass songs. Historical which the San Antonio groups also will par- ticipate, will depict the moving events of 100 years ago. In re- turn, Goliad will take part in San Antonio's splendid Parade and Battle of Flowers next month, the two weeks begin- ning next Monday, Bexar County Chapter, American Red Cross, will sponsor a first aid normal course, to equip men and women as lay instructors in that vital subject. Classes will be held in the Express Publishing Com- pany Building auditorium from 9 o'clock a. m. until noon daily, ex- cepting Saturday and Sunday. Dr. R. H. Muirhead, National field representative, will give the les- sons. Prospective students are enrolling this week at Red Cross Thousands Flee Flood Renewal On Uppe r Oh io Pittsburgh to Parkersburg Scene of Repeated Water Danger QUIET BELOW River Stationary From Ports- mouth to Cincinnati Above Flood Level headquarters in courthouse. Bexar County OED CROSS has been doing such educational work among in- dustrial plants, utilities and rail- roads for more than 25 years past. During that period the occupa- tional death-rate has been reduced by more than half. The National Safety Council's latest issue of "Accident Facts" estimates that the improvement represents 000 lives saved, and 3% billion dollars saved to workers, their families and the public generally. Considerable credit for thai achievement belongs to the Rec Cross, not alone for its first-aid have kept many a hurt from bringing serious conse- also for instruction and drill in safety practices, which have saved many from accident. the industrial accident rate has dropped steadily, the hazards of both home and highway have increased alarmingly. For last year the National Safetj Council reports person: accidentally killed at home and killed in street and high way traffic. Eed Cross official; have become convinced that first aid and related educational work can be made as effective in the home and on the road as it has proved in the factory. Therefore the two new fields of service hav been organized and are being worked as rapidly as the available personnel and material resource will allow. (By Associated Press) CINCINNATI, March sands of residents of the Upper Ohio Valley fled their homes again tonight before onrnshing tributary headwaters that sent the Ohio River surging from its banks- into already flood-ravaged lowlands. The river pushed several feet above flood level from Pittsburgh to Parkersburg, W. Va., 170 miles upstream. Relief workers and Works Prog- ress Administration employes de- layed the task ot rehabilitation from last week's dis- aster. Meteorologist "W. C. Devereaux predicted the water would flatten out before ti reached Point Pleas- ant, W. Va., and Galllpolis, Ohio, where the river remained about 10 feet above the 40-foot flood level. From there to Cincinnati, the river was stationary at around eight feet above flood level. Dev- ereaux predicted the crest' here would fluctuate between 59 and 60 feet for four or five days before moving onward into lowland terri- ory well-prepared for advancing Ide. Despite Devereaux's prediction hat its 60-foot sea wall would ontinue to keep it safe and dry, 'ortsmouth anxiously watched the irtually stationary river. The water there had dropped >nly seven-tenths of a foot from a high stage of 53.4. Some feared lew water pouring into the Ohio rom the Scioto, Big Sandy, Ka- lawha and Muskingum rivers cause the Ohio to mount above the sand. bags, that topped he wall by two feet. A stage of 32 feet was reached ate today at Bast Liverpool. Ob- ervers expected it to reach a 40- oot crest by midnight. Flood stage s 33 feet. Prepare to Evacuate A 32-foot stage, rising at a rate of three-tenths a foot an hour vas reported at Steubenville. Resi- dents prepared for a 37-foot crest possibly by noon tomorrow. At Welisburg, water started to creep into lowland areas, where prepared to evacuate lomes to which they recently re- urned. Business men said the new rise may again send the river nto the business district. Lockmaster J. R. Hill of Martins Ferry, predicted a crest there of 10 to 42 feet and expressed fear he water again would sweep over Wheeling and Wheeling Island, where nearly a score died last week, and inundate Bridgeport, West Wheeling and Bellaire. W. C. Devereaux, Cincinnati meteorologist, predicted the river at Ashland, Ky., where !he crest s 50 feet, might rise to 63 feet, slightly higher than the former flood that pasesd Monday, Gallipolis expected an 18-inch rise tonight. Porneroy, which takes ita floods as an annual event, still had wat- ers in its streets. Its business houses were boarded up and cleared of stocks before the first flood. Devereaux said the river would continue to fall below Point Pleas- ant but that the high level of the Big Sandy at Ashland, Ky., would lold It up in the Ipwer valley. Hiali Stage for Several Pays. He predicted the stage at Cincin- nati would range from 5'J to 60 feet or slightly above for four or five days, then drop slowly bar- ring further heavy The Mahonjng River, which emp- ties into the Ohio below Pittsburgh, receded from a crest of GO inches after overflowing its banks at War- ren, Youngstown and Nlles, .O., and ilooding roadways. Ohio rivers not tributary to the Ohio also burst their banks from Monday's heavy rains. The San- (By Associated press) N. Y., March dents of Rensselaer Polytechnic In- titute today organized a "Profiteers if Future Wars." Princeton already has its Veter- ans of Future .Wars. Buell Webster of Waterbury, onn., president, told reporters, 'We're' going to get in on the gravy, instead of being made into gravy." He said a member would be en- .itled to "a free medical examina- .ion showing he has flat feet, istigmatlsm, partial deafness or other disability exempting him rom military service." The organization said it would 'lobby" for payment in. advance of profits from contracts-as-yet-to-be- et for war supplies for future bat- Continued on Page 3, Column 2. Weatherman Sez "Cloudy" IT WELL TO BE CAREFUL OF FOUKS WHO MAVE. LOST THEIR SENSE OFSHAME San Antonio anc vicinity: Cloudy with: local showers; somewhat cooler; moderate to fresh south to northwest East Texas Cloudy, local show- ers, cooler in wes' and north portions Thursday; Friday partly cloudy, cooler in east and south pprtions. Moderate to fresh south to northwest winds on _____.....__ the coast. West Texas: Partly cloudy, colder Thursday; Friday fair. Hourly Temperature SAN ANTONIO, Marcn 24-25, 1936: 8p.ro..........75 Op.m..........73 lOp.m..........71 llp.m..........69 12 Midnight.. ..67 2a.m..........64 3a.m...........63 4a.m..........62 Sa.m..........61 6a.m..........60 7a.m..........61 9a.m........-65 lOa.m..........67 lla.m..........70 12 Noon........72 1p.m..........73 2p.m..........75 3p.m..........71 4p.m..........7! Sp.m..........8 6p.m.. 7 p.m.. Future Prof iteers in War Organize Among Students Think They Could Use Some Cost-Pius Gravy Now Continued on Page 3, Column 7. CALIFORNIA FRUIT Orchardists Get Out Smudge Pots; Gales Lash Coast (By Associated Press) SAN FRANCISCO, March A mass ot frigid !alifornia's blossoming fruit crops and vegetable gardens tonight. Orchardists, .put on the alert by widespread freezing temperatures ast night, gathered smudge pots, vorn out automobile tires, old crank case oil and. brush piles to )urn among their trees in an'effort .o keep the temperature above the killing poipt. Temperatures as low as 26-were reported generally through the great fruit valleys in the northern part of the atate last night, and the forecasts were for even slightly colder weather tonight. In the Sutter-Yuba "Peach Bowl' north of Sacramento the damage to that crop was estimated as high as 75 per cent in some places. Prunes, cherries and walnuts also were hurt. A Marysville grower purchased old tires to burn in his peach orchard tonight. Gales Lash Const. The unseasonal cold, sweeping down from the north, was preceded by a storm which left snow on coast range mountains as 'far .south as the Mexican border. Gales lashed the Southern Cali- fornia coast, at times reaching a velocity of 50 miles an hour at Redondo Beach where a fishing boat was driven ashore. Los Angeles had its coldest day of the year, with the mercury fall- ing to 42 degrees. Below freezing temperatures were reported as far south as Riverside, in the Los Angeles area, where a low of 31 degrees was recorded. Blizzard Closes Roads. GALLUP, N. M., March roads north and w.est of Gallup, in- cluding the Transcontinental High- way No. 66 were closed today by a blizzard that swept over most of Continued on Page 3, Column 6. VEILS BIG CHECKS: DISHEDOUTBYAAA Wallace Gives Farmers Pro- tection Denied Business And Industry DATA DEMANDED Paid One Benefi- ciary for Not Raising Hogs Vandenberg Says By DAVID LAWHENCE (Copyright, 1936, San Antonio Express) WASHINGTON, March Chester Davis, head of the Agricul- tural Adjustment Administration and one of the key men in the New Deal, may find himself per- sona non grata with certain other officials of the Roosevelt regime and various members of Congress who believe in pitiless as well as pitiful publicity, Davis -insists that there is such thing as confidential treatment of the private affairs of a citizen even if it does involve the pay- ment by the government to the citizen of certain benefit checks or subsidies. Over in the securities and ex- change commission, they have adopted just the opposite view. They feel that everything a cor- poration pays out in the way of salaries should be made public. In the House ways and means com- mittee also they hold that all salaries in excess of a year should be held up to public view. A movement in the House of Representatives led by Taber of New York, and now a resolution in the Senate introduced by Arthur Vandenberg of Michigan, would require the publication ot the names and addresses of all persons who receive in excess of year from the government for AAA benefits. S219.825 for Hogs The Michigan Senator says he knows of one corn-hog contract "where the beneficiary was paid in two years for not rais- ing hogs.'' He speaks of another example of a cotton con- tract in which was paid out for not planting acres." But Davis, Sn a1' letter to Chair- man Jones of the House agriculture committee, says all this Is confi- dential information. He writes: "The Adjustment Administration has attempted to protect the in- terests of individual contract sign- ers by withholding public an- nouncements on individual contract figures. These contracts were an agreement between the Secretary of Agriculture and the individual contract signers. It has been held that the individual producer was entitled to confidential treatment of the contract information. "It is apparent that unethical use might be made of this contract in- formation if it were made public and fell into the hands of those who might to exploit the contract signers commercially or otherwise." SEC Adiiinnnt But precisely these arguments were prese'nted without avail to the SEC. Many large businesses offered to tell what salaries were paid to groups of executives or to reveal how many' salaries of a given amount were paid, so long as it would be possible to with- hold the names of the recipients. The contention was that rival or- ganizations could then make higher offers for valuable men and that internal jealousies would be cre- ated which would cause damage to the companies. The SEC was adamant against such pleas, though in two instances the Federal courts have issued re- straining orders against publica- tion of certain data relative to the finances of companies whose se- curities are listed in the public ex- changes. As for the action of the House Ways and Means committee in Continued on Page 3, Column 3. Jeremiah Conies Back After Loss Of First Mural Satirizing New Deal With Exhibit of 10 in Gotham Gallery Wallace Willing To Bare Payments By AAA--Later Too Busy Writing Checks To Tell Now (By Associated Prtti) WASHINGTON, March retary Wallace said today that if Congress desires, the names of AAA contract signers and'subsidies paid them could be included in a forth- coming survey of the old farm re- lief set-up. He told reporters the survey will be made as soon as liquidation of the crop control programs is com- pleted. Wallace added, however, that he would "hate to stop" AAA machin- ery now sending to farmers the balance of due on 1936 contracts. To comply with provisions of a resolution Introduced by Senator Vandenberg Michigan, re- questing names of farmers who re- ceived a year or more In payments, Wallace said, would mean halting the flow of past due checks. Special House Committee to Open Public Hearings Today (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, March Forecasts of additional resignations in the Townsend old age pension organization were heard tonight as a special House committee pre- pared to open public hearings to- morrow in Its Investigation of the movement. Robert E. Clements, subpoenaed as the first witness In the inquiry, resigned yesterday as secretary of Old Age Revolving Pensions, Ltd. The co-founder of the plan to pro- vide persons over 60 with a month pensions said he differed with Dr. F. E. Townsend over policies, and objected to "political maneuvering." Although Chairman Bell Missouri of the committee was one ot those who predicted further resignations, national headquarters spokesmen insisted none had ma- terialized today. Clements, whose resignation Is effective April 1, said he was "more anxious than they are to have an investigation." "We have nothing to he added. "1 have been responsible for financing the Townsend plan. I have collected around and I have accounted for every postage stamp." Clements said the organization up to Jan. 1 had spent about 000 and had about now on hand. "We've built the biggest organ- ization in the country and it could not be duplicated at 10 times the he asserted. It was reported in some quarters that Clements' resignation has been sought by Dr. Townsend for sometime. A member of the in- vestigating committee said private! ly that dissension had been repori- ed to the committee several ago. Bell said his committep was thoroughly prepared to inquire into all Jetails of the Townsend organization and that he expected Clements would be on the witness stand several days. A number of subpoenas for other leaders of the plan have been is- sued but Bell declined to disclose their names. It was generally ex- pected that Dr. Townsend would follow Clements as a witness. Committee investigators have been at work several weeks in var- ious parts of the country and Bell was hopeful the committee's work could be completed here. The House voted for the Continued on Page 3, Column 4. (By Associated Press) NEW YORK, March 25. Ten murals caustically ratirizing the New Deal were placed on display here today by "The Defenders pf Democracy, which described national, non-partisan, organization of .volun- Itself as non-profi teers. Th profit, orga f e paintings, each tour and a half by eight feet in size, are by the anonymous artist Jere-Miah II, and are described as his answer to the destruction' pf his first satire of the present administration while it was on display. r.t Westches- ter Institute of Fine Arts at Tar- rytown, N. Y., in 1034. The exhibiting committee Is headed by Laurance S. Brigham of New York, and includes Mrs. Grace L. H, Brosseau of New York, past president of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Fred G. Perkins, York, Pa., storage battery manufacturer who was imprisoned for violation of rthe NRA, and Mrs. George Howard, of New York, president of the New, England So- ciety; Miss Elsie -Ferguson, the actress, and Louis M. Bailey, na- tional director of the Defenders of Democracy. Generally titled "The More Abundant the murals are individually titled with quotations from speeches of the President and include caricatures of President Roosevelt, and several members of his cabinet. One labelled "The Way We Do Things Is The Measure of Our Sincerity" depicts a seduc- tive woman labelled "AAA" cut- ting the hair (labelled "Independ- of the farmer who has gone to sleep op the soft bed ot "processing taxes." Behind a cur- tain the President and Postmaster General Farley are represented with fetters ready to bind the farmer when his independence is lost. a figure made up Another represents dressed in coat of pieces labelled "AAA, TVA, WPA, etc., playing on the pipe of folly and leading a pro- cession of brain trusters in aca- demic gowns, who in turn are dragging the "Congress" down the road of "Chaps" to the mouth of the monster "Revolu- tion." It is labelled "On Our Way." The other paintings are similar In theme and manner at presen-; tation. STUDENT FINDS OUT WHY BRIDGES FALL; ENGINEERS WRONG (By Associated Presi) TROY, N. Y., March Prof. Thomas R. Lawson, head of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Civil Engineering De- partment, said tonight an R. P. I. student has apparently de- termined why heavily riveted bridges and structures some- times fall, even when bearing stresses well within their sup- posed margin of safety. Lawson said experiments con- ducted by Stephen H, Badgett of Brooklyn, president of R. P. I's chapter in the American So- city of Civil Engineers, showed "the first rivet of a series in an ordinary steel joint takes half the load on that joint, while nearly all the other half, is distributed among the next three or Tour riverts." "The remainder of the rivets carry little, or none of the load and the stress is not equally distributed among them all, as we have supposed in engineer- ing-practice. The latter as- sumption is current in the en- gineering field where steel work is designed. LawBori said that Badgett's experiments showed that the extra rivets beyond the first four or five "might as well-be left out of the joint for all the value they are in adding LOVER WITNESSES SAY Counsel for Vera Stretz Launches on Self-De- fense Plea, the the of the 10 TAKE STAND Defendant Directs Them to Scene of Shooting Two Men Testify (By Associated Prell) NEW YORK, March State witnesses today quoted Vera Stretz, attractive stenographer, as saying "I ehot him" shortly after the body of her married admirer was found in his tower apartment here last November. At the same time defense coun- sel launched on a self defense plea in the hope of saving the 31-year- old ash-blonde from the electric chair, obtained testimony that sh sent help to Dr. Fritz Gebhardt's room after shooting him. Dr. Gebhardt, 43, president of a German importing firm, died al- most immediately from four bul- let wounds, and Miss Stretz was arrested shortly afterward on other floor of the building. Production of the revolver which she used to end an Illicit love af- fair sent Miss Stretz into fresh paroxysms of weeping. There were other exhibits that caused her to shudder and turn her stained, rose-colored night gown found with the revolver In her bag after the killing, the two police photographs of body, the empty shells and miscellaneous other contents her bag. Tco Witnesses Heard. Ten witnesses testified for prosecution" on the fourth day of her trial. The substance of their testimony was that shots were heard in Dr. Gebhardt's 21st floor apartment about on the morn- ing of Nov. 12, 1935, that Miss Stretz rang the elevator bell at the 19th floor and told attendants to go to his room, and that she next was found in the corridor of the third floor, where she said, "I shot but refused to tell why The State has hinted, at pre- liminary hearings, that she was jealous of a "third while the defense contends she fired to protect herself from unnatural advances. Leslie Tail, assistant manager of the apartment hotel, and Albert Kopf. a guest, told of finding her on the 19th floor. Tait said they had not yet traced the shots or found the body. "She salci, 'Did you find him? How was "I said, 'Yes, he's fine. Whom do you "Then she said, 'Go to Room 2114." Kopf, in his testimony, added that she said, "there's a man there who may need some help." Directs Men to Room, "In other Defense Coun- sel Samuel S. Lelbowitz asked Talt, "it was this defendant who direct- ed you to that room wasn't Tait said yes. After finding the body, he went on, they called the police. Patrolman John Holden then told' of encountering Miss Stretz on the third floor. 'How is he quoted her as saying. "He's all Holden said he replied, "what did you do to "I shot he quoted her again. Continuing, he testified: did you do I asked her. She said, 'I will not say any more until I see my lawyer." He took her bag and arrested her. Bernard D. Weimar, building engineer, said he was present when Miss Streta told Patrolman Holden that she had "shot him." Holden told of taking her to Room 2114, where the body lay. Hoffman Makes Final Decision Against Respite Edward Revives Distribution of Maundy, Money (By Associated Press) LONDON, March the second time in 200 years the reigning sovereign of Great Brit- ain will attend personally the Maundy service in Westminster Abbey on Maundy Thursday, April 9. King Edward announced to- day he would distribute the gifts of "Maundy money" to as many deserving old men and women as the king is years of age. The king will be 42 on June 23 and this number of recipients will receive the specially-minted silver Maundy money, which subsequently is sold to connois- seurs. This distribution of alms is a relic of the ancient commemora- tion of Christ's washing the feet of the disciples. It was con- ducted with varying degrees of faithfulness by kings, clergy and monks until .the 16th Century. James II was the last monarch personally to perform the rite. After his time, the lord, high almoner deputized for the sov- ereign until the abolition of the practice in 1750. Tells Court Shooting Acci- Charges Dismissed (By Associated Frets) SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March -LJvermore Jr., 16, exon- erated hto mother, Mrs. Dorothea Livermore Lorigcope of shooting him last Thanksgiving by terming the affair an "accident." The boy's testimony caused Jus- tice of the Peace Ernest Wagner to dismiss charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to commit murder against Mrs. Long- cope. Taking the witness stand at Mrs. Longcope's thrice-postponed pre- liminary hearing, young Livermore, namesake and son of Jesse Liver- more Sr., well known Wall Street operator, said he staged a mock death scene to chide his mother for requesting him to stop drink- ing. "I lay on the floor enacting the death scene and pushed the .22 calibre rifle into my mother's he said. "She was reluctant to take it and as I tried to force it into her possession, the gun went off." The youth, who last week left a Santa Barbara hospital, replied with a strong "no" to the question if he believed his mother intended to murder him, and declared "It was merely an accident." Mrs. Longcope, he said, had then and still has a "strong love" for him. He Is now living with her in the Montccito Mansion where the shooting 'took place. Dr. Neville Ussher testified to the seriousness of the chest wound that kept young Livermore hovering between life and death for months, and denied that he heard Mrs. Longcope say, "I have shot my son." Dr. Ussher said his examination1 of Mrs. Longcope early Thanks- giving morning showing her to be under the influence of alcohol. She would be incapable pf remem- Contlnued on Page 3, Column 3. Continued on Page 3, Column 2. Hard-Working Homing Pigeon Carries Trolley Pass and Saves Its Owners 20 Cents in Car Fares (By Press) PORTLAND, Ore., March The Portland Traction Power Com- pany today fixed a calculating eye on a hard-working homing pigeon which has been saving its owners about 20' cents a day in carfare. "That's a new said H. C. Brumbaugh, a company official, when he learned the pigeon had been trained to carry a street car pass homeward from1 outlying points so the members of the urban Kubat family can .use the pass sev- eral times dally. "We certainly hope the rest ot Portland doesn't start doing said Brumbaugh. "I'm afraid there isn't anything we can do about it Despite the accomplishment of the Kubat bird, Ralph H. Gundlach, University of Washington psychol- ogist, revealed in Seattle that a study of homing pigeons showed their no-called Instinct to fly home- ward was a myth. Gundlach said it was a matter of training. "They get lost In unfamiliar areas just like a child would get Qundlach. When young Urban Kubat to work he takes the pigeon with him. Arriving at work, Urban at- taches the family street car pass to the bird's wings and releases him. Four minutes later the pigeon is back home. Urban's father collects the bird and the pass and repeats the performance. Then Mrs. Kubat uses the same system. Street car company officials said the system was permissible because weekly passes were good for rides whenever presented. Single car- fares are 10 cents 'each. Gundk.ch said he had conducted numerous experiments with pigeons. "I've raised pigeons In a labora- tory without windows and when they were released at various dis- tances from home later they were lost and just perched in trees until we recovered he said. "We've also experimented with them in a 'problem box' In a labora- tory, so that they had to pick a 'north' outlet to reach their food and and would-do yo If they Mad any directional Ther failed to do It." Hauptmann's Only Recourse Now Is Some Unexpect- ed Court Action JAFSEJUIZZ OFF Governor Won't Go to His Bronx Home Nor Specify Questions (By TRENTON, N. J., March Governor Harold G. Hoffman, who saved Richard Bruno Hauptmann fro'm execution two months ago, said tonight he will not do so again on his own Initiative. Haupt- majin's only hope, the Governor said, lies in judicial intervention. The Governor spoke a "few after Hauptmann, in a last-min- ute, desperate move, asked the Court of Pardons for the second time to commute his death sen- tence to life imprisonment. The same eight men who will decide whether to hear the appeal reject- ed Hauptmann's first request for clemency on Jan. 11. "I stand on my Jan. 17 state- the Governor said, that I would not grant a further reprieve unlesa a situation arises which the Attorney General would agree war- ranted asking the court for an- other extension." Asked if failure of mercy plea and an appeal for 9. new trial would mean the Bronx carpenter would die next Tuesday night for the Lindbergh baby kill- ing, the Governor said: "It looks much that way." Rejects Condon's Terms. The Governor said he still de- sired to question Dr. John F. (Jafsie) Condon, Lindbergh ran- som negotiator, but would not ac- cept Dr. Condon's terms under which the proposed Interview- would be held. The Governor said he would meet Dr. Condon any place except his home, where Jafsie suggested the meeting take place. In presence Attorney General Wll- entz. Dr. Condon set .forth his terms in a telegraphed reply to the Gov- ernor's suggestion that, they meet in New York in some place mu- tually convenient to both. In the same telegram Jafsie said he doubled the Governor's good taste and sincerity, and questioned the reasons why the Governor wanted to Interrogate him at this late date, since he had been available at all times for questioning, prior to sailing for Panama early in January. He returned March 17. In his reply, Jafsie also suggest- ed the Governor submit to him a list of questions he wanted an- Won't Submit Questions. "I do- not ask for any hospi- the Governor said, "and neither do I propose to submit a list of questions, replies to which might be dictated by anyone. I had only a sincere desire to obtain a complete solution to this crime. I felt that Dr. Condon could aid. I am asking the Attorney General to arrange a conference on this basis." The Governor was asked if his decision not to grant Hauptmann another reprieve was "final." He said he had faith the Attor- ney General would consent to a judicial stay of execution in the event of a "confession of such a nature as would make it neces- sary to continue a man's life to prove the statements" or in event of some other developments. He declined to disclose the con- tents of a paper he received from United States Attorney General Homer ,S. Cummings containing Information reported to have been obtained from Gaston B. Means, now serving a term in the Federal penitentiary at Leavenwofth, Kan., for having extorted a large sum of money from Mrs. Evalyn WaNh McLean, Washington society ma- tron, who has been Interested in the Lindbergh crime. The Governor said he had been requested to say nothing about it Hauptmann Hopeful. Hauptmann, stoical as ever. looked upon his pardons court ap- plication hopefully, and In tho gloom of. the death house told Anna, and his attorney, C. Lloyd Fisher, he was confident "everything would be all right." He maintained his attitude of Continued on Page 3, Column Next Sunday Civil Service vs. Spoils System
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