San Antonio Express, March 27, 1936

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March 27, 1936

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San Antonio Express (Newspaper) - March 27, 1936, San Antonio, Texas Alice Roosevelt on Wash- ington. One of the most brilliant women of the capital now a feature in San Antonio Express. VOL. 87 Li'I Abner strip in San An- tonio Express promises to be one of the most popular. Also a Sun- Jay Express comic feature. 'T'HAT it may become part of the community's National Music Week is fitting, as it is to be an outstanding: mu- sical event of the South Texas school children's songfest, originally set for April 17, will be held on May 5 at Eagle Field. More than 10 thousand child voices will join in singing typical Texas pongs. Emphasizing the patriotic aspect of the the Texas child in the great company will carry a Lone Star Flag. The colorful massed effect will be memorable. Though the event is planned pri- marily'for pupils in the State De- partment of Education's 18th dis- 17 counties cen- tered in will be open to children in public, parochial and private schools all over South Texas. QSCAR E. charge of Centennial activities for the San Antonio is receiving songfest entries at the Board of Education offices; so considerably more than children may join the chorus. Like the events to be held about the same time in other principal cities, the San Antonio songfest will be a semi-final competition for par- ticipation in the National Folk Festival at Dallas (June South Texas pupils will be chosen here for the child be heard on the festival program. Most of Texas' 1% mil- lion school children are practicing for that event and many a group SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 27, 1936-TWENTY PAGES Dimes of A ged Pay Fat Salaries To Pensioneers Crowd of Workers Get Their Share First, Witness in Inquiry Testifies WEST GULLIBLE Best Pickings for Organizers In California and Nearby States has been past. rehearsing for weeks the children's repertory might be varied, the Texas Centennial publicity committee en- gaged John A. Lomax to compile a booklet of "Songs Texas which has been distributed to all schools. Besides the familiar pa- triotic airs, the collection (28 songs) embraces cowboy ballads, Negro spirituals, old hymns and other folk music. As Mr. Lomax writes in his introduction, "Some of these songs sprang out of the soil of the Southwest like praii-ie grass. No one knows the author of the music or the words. Texas certainly has the right to claim them as her own." Not the least benefit to be derived from the Centennial observance will be a better appreciation of Texas' own music and other native particularly by the young folk. However, San Antonio's entire Music Week program will be de- (By Associated Press> WASHINGTON, March 26. A charge than one state manager o the Townsend old age pension or- ganisation received 1o monthly in commissions was placec today before a special House in- vestigating committee. Near the end ot a long J.'rst-day interrogation of Robert K. Clem- ents, recently resigned nationa secretary, the committee's youth- ful-appearing counsel, James Sul- livan, said Edward James Margett had been receiving sucn commis- sions in California. Clements said he was unable to confirm the figures without refer- ence to his files. But he reminded that tile state managers had to split with congressional district or- ganizers and pay office and othei expenses. The 41-year-old witness, who earlier bad paid tribute to Dr. F E. Towr.sencl and absolved com- mittee investigators of charges of using "back-alley" methods, said the state managers receive 40 pei cent of all clues collected from new members of Townsend clubs. These clubs, linked bj Old Age Revolving Pensions. Ltd. the national organization, have sprung up throughout Ui3 nation in support of Dr. Townsi-ncl's plan to pay Federal pensions of a month to all persons over 60. Clements said the state manager! also receive 20 per. cent of al or sums which the clubs turn in to national headquarters. He conceded that national head- quarters had no knowledge of ex- penses of the state officers, but agreed to furnish a complete list of the managers, their salaries and commissions. was spent in of Clements' Most the day tedious questioning personal history, queries as when, paying income taxes, ana details of his real estate business In Cali- fornia. Sullivan stressed in including such he first started questioning Clements' early Admitted lack of formal education along economic lines before lie joined with the California physician in the effort to persuade Congress to ac- cept Townsend's plan to "end the gOUTH TEXAS' NEED of its own distinctive -weather-fore- casting service so that it would rot have to depend upon the late and rather uncertain daily predic- tions devised in New Orleans was evident long before San Antonio became an aviation center and be- fore the Winter Garden and the Lower Rio Grande Valley devel- oped extensive truck-farming and citrus fruit interests. Those enter- prises with many million dollars invested, and with flyers' and air passengers' lives at stake and the national defense involved render that need more imperative than ever before. Ranchmen in the Hill Country, no less than Lower Rio Grande Valley orchardists, should have early, dependable forecasts of the approaching norther or probable frost. Perhaps lambs should be sheltered from chill winds or smudge-pots be lighted to protect a valuable grapefruit crop. "MOREOVER, local tourist agen- cies must answer inquiries all the time, which demand up-to-the- minute knowledge of weather con- ditions throughout the region. For the aviator, of course, full, ac- curate information as to flying weather is indispensable. Those and related services could be pro- vided best by placing a district office of the Weather Bureau in San Antonio. For obvious reasons, forecasts made up some 500 miles away in entirely different atmos- pheric conditions can be only apr proximately right. To be sure, the meteorologist has- all the data temperature, barometer-readings, wind-velocity, humidity and so on scientific records -do not tell him everything. He needs to be on the ground. what was al officers did not know going on in various re- voted to Texas' own musical her- depression." itage. Its general theme, "Music j Clements denied Sullivan's asser- L'ndcr Six has attracted j national notice. The general pur- pose of the program will be to call to music-lovers' attention what va- rious elements Spanish, French, Irish, German, Anglo-American, Indian and Negro have contrib- uted to Texas' song. gional and area headqufH'ttrs. Bond Chief Reqnirrmcnt. He conceded, however, the i vestigation by national officers of backgrounds of state and regional managers in many instances- had been sketchy, except such as was necessary when they posted the required bond for their positions. Clements was unable to say how many Townsend clubs wei'o in ex- istence when national headquarters were moved from Los Angeles to Washington last year. did say, however, that there are 1.1CO clubs in California, the birtli-ylace of the movement. The membership of these clubs, he said, ranged from 100 up to 000 in the Los Angeles Club. It was developed the organiza- tion has divided the country into four regions headed by regional managers and that each State has one or more area managers. Clements testified money col- lected from individual clubs Is de- posited in a State area account on which only the regional manager may draw. The regional manager, he explained, deposits these receipts in a regional fund on which only National headquarters may draw. Fancy In California. California, the witness contin- ued, has six area managers who receive 10 cents on each new mem- ber, 10 cents on each renewal and 40 per cent oJ the club nr payments fixed by Nationa! headquarters. Regional managers, Continued t-r. Page 3, Column 6. Weatherman Sez "Cloudy" N'AGE PARENTS DON'T HAFT A WORRY ABOUT WHEN THEIR1 GAIVLI START' LOOKIN'DOWN San Antonio and vicinity: Bartly cloudy and cooler wjtli moderate northwest to north winds. East Texas: Part- ly cloudy, cooler in southwest portion Friday; Saturday partly cloudy. Mod- erate northwest to north winds on the coast. West Texas: Pair, cooler in southeast portion, warmer In the Panhandle Fri- day: Saturday fair. SAN Hourly Temperature ANTONIO, Tex., March 25-26, 8 p. m........ 9 p. m........ 10 p. m........ 11 p. m........ 12 Midnight.... 1 a. m........ 2 a. m........ 3 a. m........ 4 a. m........ 5 ,a. m......... 6 a. m........ 7 a. m........ 8 a. m........ 63 9 a. m........ 67 10 a. m........ 69 11 a. m........ 72 12 Noon........ 73 1 p. m........ 74 2 p. m........ 76 3 p. m........ 78 4 p. m........ 79 5 p. m........ 80 6 p. m.........79 7 p. m...'..... 76 SURGEON Dr. Thomas Parran Jr., 43 year-old New York State Health Commissioner, whos nomination for the post o: Surgeon General of the Uni ted States Public Health Service was sent to the Sen ate by President Eoosevelt Revenue Program Denounced As "Political Cam- ouflage" (By Associated WASHINGTON, March program intended to pro- luce nearly for Fed- eral expenses ran Into immediate Republican protest today as it was .ccepted by the House Ways and Means Committee as a. basis for public hearings. Branding the proposal as "po- itical Representative Treadway 'Rep.) Massachusetts, anking minority member of the committee, said the suggested taxes vould indirectly "soak the poor in he worst fashion of any suggested tin that eVer has been before the ountry." Another committee- man, Representative Reed of New fork, asserted "the program is a indicative attack on business in "eneral." Without changing a comma, the ommittee agreed to hold its hear- ngs, starting Monday, on a report 'f a subcommittee recommending hiefly a new form of corporation axes based on proportions of in- ome withheld from distribution nd a levy on unpaid, or refunded llegal AAA processing taxes. Chairman Doughton 'orth Carolina, emphasized that he committee had. approved the eport solely for purposes of hear- ngs and that its suggestions were till subject to alteration in the ull committee. The report ignored President Roosevelt's suggestion for new processing taxes on a broader base. The new corporation tax is esti- mated to yield annual- y of additional government rev- nue and the recapture tax a tern- Continued en Page 3, Column 5. STATIC TUMBLES PLANE WITH FIVE :our Men and Woman Killed In British Search- light Test (By Associated Press) LYNDHURST, Hampshire, Bng. men and a woman vere killed late-tonight when an airliner crashed here. The accident wasi believed due o static disturbances, which were eported by other pilots flying in his region. The machine was said to have ieen let out by a commercial com- iany for use by the army. All those killed were civilians. The airliner was one of several under contract to the air ministry nd army authorities' to' fly about t night, giving searchlight detachr nents '.practice in locatltig -aircraft. All of the plane's occupants were ead when police arrived. No wit- lesses to the crash were 'found. A .second machine returning to Iroydon airport at London reported eing struck by .lightning'-' .jyhich 'recked its radio apparatus. GERMAN ATTITUDE EDEN TELLS Briton Lectures France as .Well as Hitler in Renew- ing Amity Plea WON'TJEBOUND Berlin Even Refuses Pledge Not to Fortify Rhine- land, Minister Reveals (By Associated Press) LONDON, March Eden, foreign secretary of Great Britain, called upon Germany anew to "do something to allay the anx- ieties of Europe" today in a ringing re-affirmation of Great Britain's obligations under the Locarno treaty in the House of Commons' debate. This reafflrmatlon means that Great Britain continues ready to fight for France and Belgium it they are attacked by Germany. But in the strongest speech he has made since becoming foreign secretary, Eden asserted: is fantastic to suggest that we be tied to the chariot wheels of this or that foreign country." He said any new German pro- posals, which he declared were necessary, will be given a full ana fair hearing by Britain. France, he demanded, must have an open mind as well. Germany, he dis- closed, has refused to guarantee not to fortiy the Khineland. Lectures Both Sides. The speech surprised political quarters by its strong talk to France as well as to Germany. "I do not intend to approach the problems of the immediate future with the idea of being bound by di- vergent policies, either to France or he asserted. "Our policy is the covenant and our membership in the League of Nations. We know our obligations and we are prepared to fulfill them, but what is uppermost In my mind and what I believe is uppermost in the minds the afreat mass of people in this country, is that we must persist in our search for peace on an enduring foundation." Eden painted a particularly jrave picture of the situation, Bay- ing. "I do not view the future wirh i light heart." The recent Locarno ho told a packed house, cajne when 'peace was in the balance." He said he felt that these proposals allayed the "immediate prospects of steps being taken which might lave led to war." "If the House will weigh the danger of war against this docu- he continued, "I am con- vinced their judgment will be the same as that of the government, which was that it was worthwhile." Eden said if success is to crown he coming negotiations, Germany must be ready to make a contrlbu- ion. "None has been forthcoming the chancellor's offer not to ncrease the number of troops that originally entered the said BLONDE TO TELL OF FATAL TRYST AT DEM TRIAL Defense Counsel Indicates He Will Introduce Sev- eral Letters STATE RESTS CASE Police Testimony Offered in Effort to Weaken Self- Defense Plea" Continued or. Page 3, Column 4. CALIEORNIA FRUIT Severe Cold Causes Heavy Losses; Freeze Again Forecast (By Associated Prut) NEW YORK, March self-defense pica disputed by a battery of police officers, Vera Stretz tonight prepared to take the witness stand and tell a gen- eral sessions jury tomorrow why she ended her ill-starred romance with four well-placed bullets. On her own story of what hap- pened before she killed Dr. Fritz Gobhardt in his skyscraper apart- ment last November rests her chief hope, defense counsel said, of escaping the electric chair. An added sensation was promised when Defense Counsel Samuel Lel- bowitz indicated he would Intro- duce several of the letters ex- changed by the 31-year-old ash blonde stenographer and her mar- ried former employer, head ot a German Import-export firm. Judge Cornelius Collins directed Assistant District Attorney Miles O'Brien to turn the letters over to Lelbowitz and adjourned court for the afternoon so the defense lawyer could study them and have them translated from German to English. To Be On Slnnd 2 Days Miss Stretz. who sobbed convul- sively and moaned "I want to go home" at sight of the bloodstained gown taken from Gebhardt's' body, will be on the stand about two days, her attorney said. The State closed Its case against her with a burst of police testimony against her lawyer's contention that she shot to protect herself from a "brutal and unnatural" assault. "There was no- assault." detec- tives quoted her an saying- when she was arrested shortly after the killing. Leibowitz tore into the detectives on cross examination and declared they were not telling the truth when they said there was no sten- ographic record of the statements she made after arrest. "It is my contention." he roared "that they have added on assault business to forestall an> defense of self-defense." When Judge Collins suggested he could obtain tha grand jurj minutes Leibowitz demanded a mistrial, but was promptly over- ruled. Motive Advanced Prosecutor O'Brien made no ef- fort to advance a possible motive fo the killing. He confined his evi- dence to the fact that Gebhardt'n body, clad in a nightgown, was found sprawled in his 21st floor bedroom, early on the morning of Nov. 12 and that Miss Stret? was arrested shortly afterward on the third floor of the building. In her bag, police testified, were a revolver with four discharged chambers and a stained night gown. She had a room on the 19th floor. On the stand at the time of the mistrial motion was Detective John A.-Hawthorne who testified that Detective John B. Kaiser had asked Miss Stretz if Gebhardt assaulted her. "And she said, 'no he did not' Hawthorne related. PRICE 6 1865 Hoffman Finds 'Expert' ToDispute Attic Evidence FloorNailHolesPlugged Plane Hits Popocatepetl Plunging 14 to Death Ten German Tourists, 6 of Them Women, and 4 of Crew Die at Volcano. (By Auieltttri Print AMECAMECA, Mexico, March 26. Fourteen persons, including a Ger- man prince and a German prin- cess, died today when the huge trl-motored airplane In winch they were riding, crashed on thp rocky "saddle" between two voicnnoei Ten of the victims were Euro- pean tourists, among them Adolf Prince Schaumburg-LIppe and Elisabeth Schaumburg-Lli.-pe. The four others were an aviation offi- cial and three crew member Hurtling down on the mow-clad bridge between the volcanoes of Popocatepetl and IztlaclHuntl, the Plane scattered its wreckage over the mountainous plateau, caught fire and burned. The bodies of the passengers and crew were seared beyond recognition. The plane was owne-.'l by the Compania Mexicana de Aviacion. Officials said It was the firs', crash in the history of aviation in Mex- ico. In Mexico One Wcvk. The Hamburg American line, which brought the tourUt-3 to this country, said eight of rhe dead passengers of the plane were Ger- mans, one was a Hungarian and one an Austrian. They reached Vera Cruz March 20 aboard the Iberia. The list of the passenger victims, as announced by the Hamburg- American Line follows: Adolf Prince Schamburg-Llppe, Elisabeth Princess Scha'imbtirg- Llppe, Slegmound Baron vc.n Stle- ber. Frau Dora Victoria Thein, Margarethe Harder. Franleln Elis- abeth Schroer, Fraulein Liesbet Pust, all Germans; Dr. Kleiner von Rohonczy, a Hungarian, Franz Igler, an Austrian. Thein. Fraulein Fraulein Marie The others Barchers. an killed were Instructor ii (By Associated Press) SAX FKANCISCO, -March Blighting frosts left a wide swath I damage today in California's rtiit bearing valleys, reversed the ownward peach market trend and aused growers to load up their mudge pots for another expected vernight attack by 1he cold. Despite the red-hot glow of housands of smudge pots and .'armth of many bonfires, growers eported extensive damage to vir- ually all fruit crops as the result t. freezing temperatures for two uccessive nights. The State Department of Agrl- ulture said it was too early to esti- nate loss in dollars, but reports ndicated the two-day freeze had eft a wide path of damage from orthern valleys nearly to the Mexican borders. Temperatures ropped to as low as 24 degrees. Major cling peach packers with- rew all offerings of a large hoi li- ver from the 1935 pack, which hey had been pushing at reduced trices in anticipation of a heavy 936 crop., Other crops reported extensively amaged Included grapes, plums, pricots, cherries, prunes, pears, Imonds, walnuts and truck farm egetables. The Southern California citrus rop appeared to have escaped ox- ensi :e damage, but growers said here would be some losses. The cold wave, sweeping down rom the North Pacific, spread into Arizona, where apples, peaches and ears were.reported heavily dam- ged, arid eastward' into New Mex- co and Texas. Plums, peaches nd pears In southern New Mexico nd the El Paso'region of Texas .-ere reported nearly wiped out. Weather bureau observers said atherlng-clouds might check the eeze in Northern California to- orrow. but predicted more frosts onight. PIGEON OFFERED TROLLEY SERVICE Car Company Will Carry It If Flying Weather Bad (By priss) PORTLAND, Ore., March Blue Boy, a trained pigeon today won the confidence and support of the 'Portland Street Car Company nt whose expense he has been operating. The pigeon rides downtown every morning with his owner. Urban Kubat. 13, on a weekly street car pass. Urban then to Blue Boy and ittaches the pass the pigeon flies home. Papa Kubat then goes to work, carrying Blue Boy in the same fashion. Again the pigeon files home with the pass, which Mama Kubat then uses. William L. Lines, general man- ager, decided today Blue, Boy's activities were o.k. with the street car company anC. added: "If low ceilings, poor visibility, storm conditions or other factors which make for poor flying condi- tions ever prevail, all the Kubat family has to do It to put Blue Boy on the street car with his pass. of course, and the motorman is hereby Instructed to see that he gets off safely ;.t the proper stop." PSYCHIATRIST SAYS CONGRESS NEEDS HIM (By Prtsi) TUCSON, Ariz., March 26. Declaring congressmen, by their actions have proved conclusively they need a psychiatrist in their midst, Dr. L. Cody Marsh of Oracle, Ariz., announced his candidacy to- day for the Democra.Uo nomination for Congrejs. Pan- American Airways who hcd been loaned to the Compania Mexi- cana, and the three crcv men, Kodolfo radio iterator: Daniel Madrigal, steward, registered a Costa Rioan, and J. ciado Acosta, the pilot. The party left Mexico City this morning for Guatemala In a ship chartered from the Compania Mexi- cana de Aviacion, a. subsidiary of Pan-American All-ways. Twenty minutes later, observers in the little town of Amecameca. at the foot of Popocatepetl, watched the giant air liner falter as the pilots sought altitude to fly over Million Dollars Hung Out to Dry In Flooded Bank (By Associated Press) CHICOPBE, Alass., March 26. One million dollars worth of negotiable securities, hung on a line to dry In the bankrooms of the Chicopee Falls Savings Bank, presented an unusual, sight today. The securities were removed from the flooded vaults of the Third National Bank and Trust Company in Springfield, where the Chicopee Falls Bank has kept some of its securities. OHIO RIVER FLOOD Swpllen River Surges Qyer Banks in Wheeling, But Causes Little Damage (By Associated Press) WHEELING, W. Va., March 26. Flood dangers subsided tonight along the vast Ohio Valley after a new upsurge in the rivers that in undated low-lands but scarcely ob structed the gigantic reconstruc tlon movement, now in full swing i many northern cities and town ravaged by the disaster tha wrought death and destruction las week. Carrying off the overflow fro: melting heavy snow's in Pennsy vanla, the Ohio surged over it Adrian banks again i> Wheeling and neigh boring towns, flooding river-fron homes and buildings just recover ing from thf- previous flood. Th damage was estimated in negligi ble figures. The river was receding furthe Pres- south. At Cincinnati, 350 miles be low Wheell.ig, river men viewed th recession a; a sign the river wouli carry away the crest without trou THEATRIC VISIT Continued on Page 5, Column 2 PLANE BELIEVED LOSTINJATALINAS Searchers in Air and on Foot Seek Ship in Arizona Mountains (By Assocltled Press) TUCSOX, Ariz., March search for four Phoenix business men missing since they took off from the Douglas ail-port shortly before midnight Wednesday shifted to the snow-capped Santa Catallna Mountains late today. With a dozen planes covering the mountainous region and searchers on foot scouriftg canyons and des- ert, E. V. Pettls, Department of 'omrnerce Inspector, appealed to J. S. Marriott, supervising aero- nautical engineer, Los Angeles, 'to sent from have additional ships March Field, Calif. The search swung Into the San- Catallnas, northeast of here, after Don Moyle, former trans-Pa- cific flyer, reported he heard a. plane flying east in that region about midnight. Moyle lives on a 'anch at the foot of the mountain range. The .missing plane, which took off from Douglas for Phoenix at p. m., should have been in -hat area about the time Moyle said he heard the motor. Piloted by Paul Odneal, the ship carried as passengers Harold A. Marks, 31, attorney and national executive of the U. S. Junior Cham- >er of Commerce; John Powles, 35, iecretary of the Phoenix Junior Chamber of Commerce, and Paul Sweeney, .34, drug store executive. Searchers expressed the opinion he missing plane encountered fog and enow as it neared Tucson and crashed against, one of the many ocky crags jutting out of the desert. Snow was falling over the moun- ains. Tops of Santa Catalina leaks, rising to an elevation of feet, were cloaked by clouds. Lee More, Phoenix pilot who olned the search, reported this af- ernoon he encountered 'several now storms while flying over the Tucson-Douglas route. A ther- Contlnued on Page 3, Column 3. ble. Below Cincinnati, hundreds o families had evacuated their homes In 50 miles above Wheeling, where the Ohio is form ed by the Monongahela and the Al legheny, the river fell steadily. Restatira'nts Closed In Wheeling, where severa drowned in last week's flood tha caused damage estimated at in the state, refugees were prevented from moving back into their homes at some points. Authorities here took drastic ac- tion to prevent any possible out- break of disease. Just hefore lunch time, the city-county health depart- ment ordered all restaurants In the flood area to close until next Mon- day as an emergency measure to permit authorities to examine al food supplies that might have been contaminated. Groceries also were closed. Industry took big strides toward rehabilitation. Steel mills In -the Pittsburgh area were belching smoke again and mercantile estab- lishments and almost every line of business spurred the recovery drive Thousands or workers were back on the job. Some department stores were ready for business on a par- tial basis. Refugees The Red Cross was shouldering the bulk of the task of feeding and clothing the hapless victims. The death total in Western Pennsyl- vania remained at S3, but addi- tional uncounted victims of pneu- monia and shock were reported in scattered areas. Red Cros-f officials estimated they would have to care for Continued un Page E, Column 1. KEEPING VETS ON KEYS RAPPED Officials Should Know Site Unsafe, Eagle Charges (By Priss) WASHINGTON, March charge that "government men should have known those sand spits were. not safe places" was made today by Representative Sagle Texas, as a House Committee began investigating the deaths of 25P veterans in relief camps on tha Florida Keys. Eagle, a member of the veter- ans committee which Is making inquiry, said the victims were n the camps by government Invl- ation when they were killed by a hurricane. "It would be monstrous if this government did not do something 'or these men's he added. These and other comments by committee members indicated to ao'rne observers considerable >athy for a bill by Chairman Ran- dn Mississippi, to provide compensation tor their Prosecutor Declares Gover- nor Convinced When Shown Tampering (By Associated Press) TRENTON, N. J.. March Governor Harold G. Hoffman said tonight a Federal wood exj.ertwho accompanied him on today's In- spection of the attic of Bruno Richard Hauptmann's former home in the Bronx did not believe rail 16 of the Lindbergh kidnap ladder came from the attic floor- ing. Earlier a high prosecution offi- cial said an examination at one ot the joists of the Bronx attic had convinced Hoffman rail 16 of the kidnap ladder was not framed. The examination was irade at Columbia University aft'er the gov- ernor in persons visltud Haupt- mann's former home and inspect- ed the attic. The official said that Arthur J. Koehlcr, Federal wood expert, whose testimony at the Flemins- ton trial was in part responsible for the death verdict against Hauptmann, was present when the test was conducted. Hauptmann, convicted of the kidnap-slaying of the Lindbergh baby, is under sentence to die in the. electric chair next Tuesday night. .Toisls Split Open. The prosecution official ssaid that rail upright of the ladder which the state a. part of floor- laid en the jowls, and ft Loney Amateur Expert (By Associated press) WASHINGTON. March Arch W. Loney, reported to have recommended a 30-day reprieve for Bruno Richard Hauptmann, is in charge of material inspec- tion in the Public Works Admin- istration's engineering division. PWA sources said Loney had "considerable experience with although he was not employed by PWA as a wood expert. He was described as a former lumber dealer. nail of the type used In Ire floor was inserted into one of ihe holes. It stuck half way, the officials said. Whereupon the governor 5-ugsest- ed that four or five of the joists eawod off and taken to Colum- bia University for a test. At the university ih.> Joists vere split open and It was found that at one time the liule had >enetrated all the way through the thickness but apparently some- htng had happened to the wood o change the diameter of the hole. When the governor saw I his, the official said, he said; "I am satisfied that Bornmann (Lewis .7. Bornmann, stai-e. troop- er) and Koehler were right." Another Story. But the governor issued a sum- mation of a report he paid was made to him by Arch of he Department of the Interior, Washington, in which Loney said he examination "of the flooring with calipers showed a variation etween ladder rail 16 and the :ood used for the attic floor." At the end of his long statement he governor said his examination f the disputed board wi.-uld be arried on further. An authoritative source disclosed oney telephoned Attorney General Continued on Page 3, Column 1. These Of Opportunity If you are planning to give at- ehtion to opportunity's knock, ead the Want-Ad lutings in Sun- ay Express, There you will see hoice buys in properties of all inds, rental: vacancies, used auto- mobiles, all models offered at rices that are reasonable. If you ave anything to sell or exchange estate or personal property a Want-Ad in this popu- ar and complete Sunday news- Japer that has more circulation in his market than any other medium. Want-Ads are received at this office anytime, but not later than 4 p. w.. Saturday for the regular classifications in Sunday edition. After 4 until 6' p. m. they can be insert- ed under "Too Late to Classify." The Sunday Express Grutcft Tnuu OuflcM 811 ;