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   Charleston Gazette (Newspaper) - November 23, 1929, Charleston, West Virginia                                Did You Know- That the Sunday "blue law" proposed In Manila has been de- clared unconstitutional? The Charleston Gazette "The State of The Associated Weather Forecast Cloudy, probably occasional snow Saturday and Sunday, slow- ly rising temperature Saturday. Established 1887. Charleston, West Virginia, Saturday Morning, November 23, 1929. Five Cento Mistrial Seen For M'Manus; Juryman Is 111 Long Awaited Story of "Tiltmic Thompson" Is Disappointing to Spectators Witnesses Unable To Clear Rothstein Case judge Orders Juror to Ps Careful, Pending Probe oh Monday NEW YORK, Nov. Alvln C. Thomas, who prefers to be known merely "Titanic" but who recently nan been dubbed "Titanic Thompson" by someone unknown to him. told his long awaited story today in the trial of genial George McManus, accused of the murder of Arnold Rothstein. But he may hove to tell It all over again, along with the other witnesses who have testified thus far, for to- night a member of the jury was re- ported 111. Judge Churles Nott ordered that the Juror take good care of him- self over the week) end and Monday he will be examined by physicians. On t outcome of that examination will depend whether the case goes on or whether a new Juror will be selected Irom the special panel and the evi- dence be started all over again. In addition w Titanic, today's wit- nesses were Little Meyer Solomon, bet- ter known as Meyer Boston, betting commissioner, and ntlss Marguerite Hubbel. a dainty, fair-skinned pub- licity agent from Montreal. Tells of Card Game Boston, like Titanic, told about ci.rd game at Meehan's apart- ment a year ago last September which the state maintains was the starting point of the Rothstein murder. Hiss Hubbell had occupied a room on tte mme floor of the Park Central hotel AS the room in which the state main- tains Rotnstein was shot. She testi- fied she had heard "an explosion" fol- lowed by a lot of loud talking but she didn't know then aad still doesn't Know whether It was a gunshot or Just an automobile backfiring. She had Jumped when she It, she said, but told herself that was silly to be frightened so she went right on reading her newspaper and never In- vestigated. Titanic, to whom great Interest was attached, proved a tall, slender fellow of the plainsman type, swarthy of skin. akd with a lot of black hair which trimming. was dressed In brown. On the witness stand he waa a dour looking figure, his rnouth drooping at the corners, and his fac masked with a look of ex- ceeding sadness. He claimed Los An- geles .as hit said at recent years he had his time among Los Angeles. San Francisco. New York and occasionally Milwaukee. He now runs a night club In New York but up to six months ago had beer, a Jewelry salesman at the race tracks, he said. Also he la a professional golfer and he boasted that he "always" able to beat "Nigger Nate" Raymond at golf. "You play him an at- torney asked. "I've played him said Ti- tanic. He told of having been at the half Tarn 7. Col. 1.) Two Men Arrested For Holdup Here Local Man Confesses to Part in Robbery of Harry Wilson Charged with the highway robbery of Harry Wilson, an American Oil com- pany filling station employe. Robert Ray of Wyoming street and Lloyd Car- ney of Piedmont road were arrested yesterday by city police. Wilson was robbed of 943 on the night of November 3 on Morris street. A lone bandit, who held him up at tho point of a gun, knocked him In the head with the pistol and rifled his pockets when he attempted to resist. Wilson was not badly hurt. The Investigation that led to the ar- resta waa begun two days ago when Irving A. Cohen, former city detective, gave police Information concerning the robbery. Detective John Wooster Im- mediate began work on the case which culminated In the apprehension of the two men yesterday morning by Wooster and' Dectetives D. W. Cunningham. Wilson Eisner nnrt Clarence Peters. After a grilling by Chief of Pellet John Britton that lasted severs.! hours. confessed his In the robbery yesterday afternoon and implicated Carney the man who had plotted the holdup. Carney also was question- ed by the chief but denied any con- Tirm U 7, Col. 5.) Willie Willis BY VOUEKT (jUll.LEN Grasshoppers Attack Morocco Resort City MAKRAKECH. Morocco. Nov. attack- ed this resort city today, driving natives Into the desert, nnrt air- planes were to fight off the Insect horde. The grasshopper scourge lias leveled crops In wuthern Moroc- "co, and troops with flame throw- ers have been called out In the emergency. Native soldiers cap- tured sacksful of the grass- hoppers near Kabat and retailed them nt cut rates to civilians who regard them as delicacies. Indefinite Stay Seen for Snook Execution May Be Delay- ed Pending Supreme Court Review of Case President Sets April 1 Census Starting Date Hoover Calls on Citizens of Nation to Furnish Prompt Responses to All Inquiries Promises Information Will Be Confidential Huntington Men Gain Liberty After Georgian Is Convicted Employes Under Penalty to Protect People in i Huge Undertaking WASHINTON, Nov. dent Hoover issued a proclamation to- COLUMBUS. Ohio, Nov. 22. Dr. James H. Snook, under sentence o[ death for the murder of Theora K. HIx, will be given an indefinite stay of execution pending a review of his case before the state supreme court, Chief Justice Carrlngton T. Marshal. of the state's highest trlburml. told attorneys lor the condemned man late today. Judge Marshall made this statement at a conference with Snook's counsel nnd Prosecutor John G. Chester, Jr., today, after the court of appeals had refused the former Ohio State univer- sity professor's plea for a new trial. The justice Instructed E. O. Rlcketts of Snook counsel, to file both a mo- tion for leave to file ft petition In er- ror, alleging mistrial, and a petition of right, In which It is expected that attorneys for Snook will set forth grounds for a later appeal to the United States supreme court. The chief justice declared he would refuse the stay If all petitions are not filed Monday, and all questions laid before the court simultaneously. Chester said he would waive all pro- ceedure to prevent the stay, since the scheduled date of execution is only a week away. The appeals court had found that Dr. Snook had been mistreated by the prosecutor before he confessed and that the prosecutor has used Improp- er language In summing up, but held that the manner In which Snook cut the girl's throat after slugging her with a hammer Indicated deliberation and premeditation. The court 'labeled the killing as "a most vicious and brutal murder, designed and executed by a cool, calculative individual and no excuse for justification thereof to be found Jn the record." The defense had claimed that Snook was not given a fair trial: that his first confession waa forced by vio- lence; that the lower court erred In certain Instances; the conduct of the prosecutor was improper; and that Dr. Snook was rushed into jail with- out sufficient time in which to pre- pare a defense. It was the opinion of the court that Snook's first confession was forced from him by violence, but this was not true of the second confession, made to newspaper men. Even without the confession, the court held, the rec- ord "is sufficient to support the ver- dict of the jury." Ministers of State Will Meet May 14-15 CLARKSBURG, Nov. Ths West Virginia state ministers' confer- ence will hold its fourth annual meet- Ing May 14-15 at Jackson's Mill, a commission representing the confer- ence decided today. The commission organized for the coming year by electing the Rev. Dr_ P. L. Bruce, Fresh Creek, president; the Rev. Dr. Fred Slaughter, Clarks- burg. vice president, and the Rev. A. H. Rapklng, Weston, secretary. A church survey of several counties was ordered. I clay lor the fifteenth decennial cen- sus to begin next April 1 and called upon the country to give prompt and accurate responses to all inquiries in order to make "this great and nec- i essary public undertaking a success." j The president said there faced be no I fear on the part of any citizen that j there will be any disclosure of Informa- tion dlvy'-ed to census takers, point- Ing that employes are under heavy i penalty for permitting any Informa- tion given them to become known. The Proclamation The president's proclamation read: By the president of the United States of America. A proclamation. Whereas, by the act of congress ap- proved June 18, 1929. the fifteenth decennial census of the United States Is to be taken beginning on the first day of April nineteen hundred and and Whereas, a correct enumeration of the population every 10 years Is re- quired by the constitution of the Unit- ed States for the purpose of deter- mining the representation of the sev- eral states In the house of representa- tives; and Whereas, it is of the utmost Import- ance to the Interest of all the people of the United States that this census should be a complete and accurate re- port of the population and resources of the nation: Now, therefore, I, Herbert Hoover, president of the United States of Amer- ica, do hereby declare and make known that, under the law aforesaid, it is the j duty of every person to answer all questions on the census schedules ap- I plying to him and tae family to I which he belongs, and to the farm oc- cupied by him or his family, and all i other census schedules as required by j law, and that any person refusing to do so Is subject to penalty. Keplles Required The sole purpose of the census is to secure general statistical information regarding the population and resources o! the country, and replies are required from individuals only to permit the compilation of such general statistics. No person can be harmed In any way Turn to Col. 6.) Bills Are Lacking In Aid Fund Fraud Lawmakers Quit To Finish Code Study in March Three Disputed Features of Pending Report Are Eliminated Before Adjournment Voluminous Document Is Ordered Printed Indicted Two Years After Double Slaying BUTTON Nov. years after the slaying of Jefferson L. Harris, 65, and his wife. 63, In their home of Laurel Run. William Owens. 35, Brax- ton county, today was indicted for the double killing. The Indictment was returned after Owens .was alleged to have confessed committing the crimes, admitting he shot the couple In an attempt at rob- bery. He was said to have exonerated Prank Owens, his brother, and Taylor Land, Implicated In a previous state- ment. No Indictments Returned Says District Attorney; Probe to Continue No Indictments were by the federal grand jury In the West Vir- ginia state aid fund graft, District At- torney James Damrort announced yes- terday after the jury had made its final report for the term to District Judge George McClintic. It was intimated that the district attorney's office will continue Us in- vestigation of the confession made by Campbell Botton of Chesapeake, who pleaded guilty Wednesday tc an indict- ment charging use of the United States malls to defraud. He and Hubert Ste- wart of Charleston received checks through the malls on forged claims filed on the state aid fund for vet- erans. Stewart also pleaded guilty. Mr. Damron, speaking for State Service Officer C. M. Jones, who ad- ministers the state aid fund, charged Top photo shows Anhrey Carlisle Hoover of Huntlnfton, and his brlile or a few months, at Orltla, Gu., where Harris ftllch, a Georgian, was tried ami convicted for the murder nf Harry Lovlnc, also of lluntlngton. Delow Is -lames Q. Hoover, brother of Alihrrr Carlisle, and their mother, Mrs. l.ctlu Utiover of llunttnctun. The Hoover youths were with Loving when he Irrt West Virginia an n hltrh hiking trip and were Indicted with Slljfh for (Mr murder u'hen a Ixidy round In the of Klle.h> home wan Idftilirird us that of After conviction the Hoovers were freed lint thr.v furnished a small sum as surely pendlnf any further i Katltm Hint may he made hy OeorfU) Prison Sentences Dealt Out In Quick Order by McClintic Drama Enters Federal Court Proceedings; 117 Cases Pass Before Judge as Men, Women and Boys Ranging From 14 to 58 Years Hear Dictates Both Houses Adopt Plan of Procedure Without Opposition By an overnight sgreement, the state legislature yesterday eliminated three controversial features from the pending code report, ordered the ponderous document printed and decided to sd- Journ until March 12 "for final consid- eration" of the eight year old problem of adopting a state code. Leaders expected that adjournment until that date will be taken today after passage of an epproprlatlon meas- ure to cover the expenses of the ex- traordinary session called by Governor Conley at the request of the legislature to consider the code report. Present statutes relating to primary elections, prohibition enforcement and marriage licenses were restored to the code report by action of both houses In adopting a resolution originating in the senate. The ssme resolution au- thorized the printing and distribution of copies of the report as amend- ed and set the date for reconvening of the extra session. No Opposition Appears In contrast to tho spirited debate Thursday night over the proposal to print the code report and take a re- cess for the purpose, the plans of pro- cedure were adopted without opposition by both houses. A technical objection was met in the senate by a 15-minute recess to permit study of the resolu- tion, which was passed at the conclu- sion of the recess and then adapted in the house of delegates without debate. The controversial features of the code report eliminated by the legisla- ture would have provided for nomina- tion of state and national officers, In- cluding delegates to the national con- vention, by party convention, would have made certain changes in the pro- I hlbUlon enforcement laws and would j have provided for a notice of Inten- tloi. to obtain a marriage license and a physical examination of th'j male ap- plicant. Women's organizations and others had asnt protests to the legisla- ture against the 'ntloo o[ code committee In fnvictduig In 'report recommendations for revision of the primary Isw while the Anti-Saloon league had opposed changes suggested by the committee in the prohibition enforcement law, which the league maintained "practically destroys our 'home brew1 bill" and eliminated the enforcement fee. The legislative action restored to the code report the Senate Adjourns Special Session Tariff Bill Laid Aside as Lawmakers Begin Nine Day Rest Turn lo Fate 7, Ol. A.) WASHINGTON, senate adjourned ten p. m. Nov tonight sine die at "That cut pla-- on my eye is where puf was learn in' me to dodge his wicked left." H Con Threatens Legal Action Unless Term Is Increased Sing Sing Inmate Demands Court to Boost His Sen- tence of Five to Ten Years to Ten to 20, Quot- ing Baiunes Laws; But Cop Gets Best Letter By SAM LOVE I joe Bernner's case Is different, Joe, I'nlted Press Staff Correspondent i aged 24, Is already an Inmate of Sing NEW YORK, Nov. of the i Sing with bright prospects of staying oddest looking monkey wrenches ever j there until he Is 34. Judge Taylor flung Into an august bit of machinery I imposed a sentence of from five to have been tossed at the local wheels ten years on him for third degree rob- of justice In the few days, but none any queerer than young Joe Bernner's threat to take legal action against county Judge Taylor in Brook- lyn unless the Judge added ut least ten more years to the Bernner sen- tence In Sing Blng. Young Joe's Inexplicable enthusiasm for Jail today struck all beholders BS taking the cake. Connoisseurs pro- nounced his direct action methods even better than Bridget Ferry's plan to wear golden crown into court to testify that the lovely Mr. McManus "second was a grand fellow what do the second Rothstein case anyhow. Bridget Parry, according to some I theories. Is merely spurred by a spirit of rivalry among state witnesses in tho Rothstein-McManus trial to which can give the best character testi- monial to the defendant. And her crown, It is hazarded. Is intended as no more than a gesture to lenr" addi- tional weight to her words and keep her up among the leaders at the final tally. bery, and Joe went to Sing on Ma} 6, apparently closir- that mat- ter. But Joe is one or these jailhouse lawyers, the judge learned today. He sat around and looked up the law on his case and decided that the Judge had been In error. Under the Baumes laws, which are made to order for anyone with a passion for staying In jail, Joe reached the conclusion that the Judge rightly should have sent him up for from ten to 20, years offender. o the judge and called nls honor's attention to the fact that he was arrested In Pennsylvania in 1921 for the felony of bringing a stolen automobile Into the state. Joe got no action. Ho wrote to the Judge that this charge was not pressed In Pennsyl- vania and he was returned to Brook- lyn, where he pleaded guilty to petit larceny and received a suspended sen- tence. Nothing happened Today Joe wrote to the Judge again, (ric.it Turn to 1 Cel. Raw spots in human nature were revealed as 117 cases passed in review before Judge George W. McClintic in United States district court yesterday. The men, women and boys who came to the bar of the court ranged in age from 14 to 58 years. The judge, in addition to clearing the docket of many old cases, was keeping pace with his grand jury, which has ground out more than 100 indictments a day since it began its investigations at noon The grand Jury made Its final report late yesterday afternoon. The many acquittals returned at the Huntington term of court In September Is attributed as the cause for the nu- merous demands for trials at this term or court. So far, however, a trial jury has not been placed in the box The Judge infonned the petit jurors yesterday that ne expected to have need for them today. Tough Boy Grows Tearful The dramatic Incident occur- ring In court yesterday afternoon was the tearful scene staged by G. H. Nuckols, a 23 year old youth of Ansted, and his father. Nuckols, a large, upstanding fellow, v-as accused tay the Judge of "playing the part of an outlaw" around Ansted until "several good citizens" com- plained, "You've been betting In the pool rooms at Ansted that no one could convict you and that you would be home the Judge commented on Nuckols plea of guilty to transport- Ing liquor. "I'll give those good citizens a rest by sending you to Chllltcothe reforma- tory for two the judge declared Theer came a flood of tears from the youth and his father. "My God I This will kill my mother." the boy sobbed, with his fact buried in his arms on the clerk's desk. "You can't dc this to he ex- claimed. "Let me explain." he plead- ed, and poured out a stumbling storj ot a purchase of home, brew which hi and another boy made, and lost to the officers after their cir was wrecked Still protesting, the youth was led to the prisoners' corner, and from there taken to jail. Rls father followed, an- nouncing his Intention of "getting him out." Wife Wiilli With the walls of the wife, who was In the corridor outsldp the court room. sounding In t.ls ears, tho Judge sen- tenced Vincenzo James Romeo of Blue- field to serve five years In Atlanta. It was the longest term Imposed yester- day. Romeo pleaded guilty to manu- facturing liquor. The Indictment re- cited that raiding officers found 60 gallons of liquor, SOO gallons of mash and a gallon still In his home He said he had In prison before, but was understood to say It was an "alien WASHINGTON, Nov. more than half way through its stupendous task of rewriting the house tariff bill, the senate today found Itself unable to make any more headway, and laid the bill away for settlement In the next session. Hence, three sessions ot congress will be required to dispose of a bill which some hud predicted would be on the way to the wlilte house within three months after itn Introduction In the special session. Framed In the last session of the 70th congress, the bill was passed by the house May 28. Senate finance committee republicans rewrote the measure and reported It September 4. Five days later consideration began In the senate. When debate ended today, committee amendments to nine of the fifteen rate sections of the bill had been acted upon, A start had been made on the wool schedule with adoption of the house Increase from 31 to 34 cents a pound In the basic raw wool levy, but when a long discussion loomed on compensa- tory rates to be applied to woolen manufacturers, the remainder of this schedule was put over. So was silk for the same reason. Besides the majority of the wool rates, the entire schedules relating to sugar, rayon, papers and books, sun- dries, and the free list remain for ac- tion Individual amendments to all schedules also be disposed of be- fore the measure can be put to a final vote. Chairman Smoot of the finance com- mittee announced he would bring the bill up again as soon as the Vare case I Is disposed of next month, It F tit 7, Col. 7.) Death Nears For Tiger of France' Uremic Poisoning Goes Rapidly Through Body of Clemenceau PARIS. Nov. CLemenceau, 88 year old tlget of France, was near death early today, the victim of uremlc poisoning spread- In? quickly -3ugh his system. Dr. Lucien Degennes. leaving the bedside at midnight, said Clemenreau's condition was but that he prob'. would live through the night. France's wartime premier was In a somnolent state. His kidneys had not functioned for many hours. Degennos snld. Frequent Injections of morphine were -'ven to relieve the pain of hepatic colic when the tiger, with ef- fort, opened his eyes. Throughout the evening and Into tlu morning a little knot of faithful per- sons kept watch In tiger's room There were Francois Pletrlz. to whom Woman Gives Birth To Her 25th Child PORTLAND, Me., Nov. local records of vital statistics were broken tonight when Mrs. Francesco Sangello of this city gave birth to her 35th girl. Of the 25 children born to Mr. and Mrs. Sangello. there were three sets of twins. Twelve are now alive. The mother U 42 years of aft. and her husband, a la- borer, 47. The couple were mar- ried In Italy 25 yean ago. At the SangeAo nome both mother and baby were reported "doing; nicely." Ceremonial Of Shrine Closes iM Torn to 1, 4.1 Thousand Visitors Greet Imperial Officer at Meeting Here More than visiting Shrlners from all sections of West Virginia and from temples in adjoining states par- ticipated yesterday in what was de- clared to be the largest ceremonial ever held by Nobles of the Mystic Shrine in this state. Prom the time of the opening of the business session early yesterday morn- Ing, the day was crowded, with Shrine events, including the parade through the business section at noon, followed by the drill of the uniformed bodlss on Lee street, between Hale and Dick- inson, the ceremonial session In the afternoon, dinners and ending with dances last night. In spite of the steady fall of snow, the drill on Lee street was spectacular and was witnessed by several hundred persons. The nest event occured at the Scottish Kite temple in Capitol street, where the ceremonial started. Following the first section of the ceremonial, the Shrlners were enter- tained with a pleasing program of dancing and music by a group of local young women. The remainder of the ceremonial session followed In the afternoon, with 100 candidates received In the temple. The participating Shi'iners were en- tertained at dinner in two sections, dinner being served at both the Scot- tish and the Masonic temples. From nine unll one o'clock, dances were held at both the Daniel Booae hotel and the Scottish Rite temple. Walter S. Sugden of Slstersvllle, 11- lu-sCrious imperial duter guard, was the guest of honor at the ceremonial. When Introduced to the assembled Shrlnere, it was pointed out tllat" in a few years he will be the illustrious ImperlsU potentate of alt In North America, following the of the fehrine organization In elcit all Its officers from year to year. Among other visitors were Ben C, Hamilton divan with patrol and band of Osiris temple. Wheeling; Walter E. Huff, potentate of Nemesis temple, Parkersburg, with his divan and marching units; Lawrence S. Wood and A. P. Dawson of Eazim temple, Roanoke, Va.; Sam Lambert, presi- dent of the Bluefield Shrine club, and others. The public feature of the day's ac- tivities was the parade of brilliantly uniformed nobles. The massed Shrine bands gave a concert at noon on the postofflce steps, hundreds of shoppers and clerks listening. The parade formed at Kanawha and Broad streets, marched through business section and halted on Lee street, In front of the public library building, where the drills were held. A large crowd gathered in the trlnagle between Capitol and Hale streets to watch the ceremony. The entire schedule of events was run off smoothly. In spite of the snow- fall. Special delegations were assigned by Charles F. Armitage, potentate of Beni-Kedem temple, to look after the welfare ,and comfort of visiting po- tentates and other officials and other committees functioned perfectly dur- ing the day. The visiting illustrious outer guard, Mr. Sugden, was greeted with acclaim everywhere he went and late in the evening he advised his Hosts that the entertainment was even too elaborate for an Imperial officer. Coakley Honored CLARKSBCHO. Nov. 22 Coakley, Rochester, Y., supreme commander of the MacCabecs, was honor guest and principal speaker to- day at a state meeting of the order. Approximately 300 members of the order were present. Running Start Given Business At Conferences Hoover to Place Burden of Carrying Through Shoulders of U. S. Industries on Railroad Heads Vote Program of Expansion Chamber of Commerce to Meet December 5 to Take up Big Task WASHINGTON, NOT. Business has been given a 'running start for the winter and President Hoover prepared tonight to shift M the shoulders of Industry Itself talk of following through for a new wave of prosperity. Reports of expanding operations In many lines reached the president to- day. Heads of the construction Industry told him In conference that In 19SB there would be at lean In state and federal road building an estimated by count and municipalities. This total ot does not Include public building construction and private operations which may run the totaV well over the maximum originally estimated. Railroad heads meeting In Chicago telegraphed the president they would buy at least of steej next year and that normal would be enlarged as much -as, pos- sible. "This the white said, "will assure larger employment In the railway equipment Industry next year and a very substantial ad- dition to the railway demands tof steel." j Confident Buying Power Supported by the more confident buying power released by assurance of no wage cutu and Henry Ford's announcement he would in- crease pay for hundreds of workmen, these developments heightened patlon In tile business world ot quid results. Other developments of significance. today: I The United States chamber of com- merce called a general business con- ference here for December S when bus- iness lUell will shoulder the nwibelielng industry, turuf-nrtct at the president's procram. boswl. tb t-i-l per cent of rediscount, rate at .the Chicago Pedi- eral Reserve bank which wlli make money cheaper for middle-western In- dustry. Heads of public utilities announced they would meet in New York Tues- day to formulate development pro- grams involving expenditure of mil- lions in expansions of electric power plants, street railways and gas plants. The president's law enforcement commission undertook a nationwide survey of the effect of slums on erima which may lead to a biff building pro- gram for congested city districts. Tax Cat Feature In addition to these current devel- opments, there Is the 000.000 tax (PleiM Turn te Pare 7, Col. S.) Good Laid to Rest Near Birth Place Four Persons Hurt as Snow Lays Blanket Over Section Slippery Streets Responsible for Minor Automobile Accidents; Bridges and Hills Offer Difficulties for Motorists in and Around Charleston Torn. to rate 7, Col, I.) Four persons were patients at local hospitals last night due to automobile accidents which authori les attributed mostly to the season's first general snow storm. The slushy, slippery streets also caused several minor BUtomoblle col- lisions in which no one was Injured. Probably the most seriously bur', was Virginia Cox, six year: old, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Cox of Mar- lon avenue. The little girl received a broken leg when she was struck about one o'clock yesterday afternoon by an automobile driven by Mrs. E. L Splcer of St. Albans, It was said lust night at the St. Francis hospital, where she was taken after the acci- dent. The child, who was enroute to school, stepped Into the street Into the path of the automobile near her home, It was said. tVnuttn Is Hurt Mrs. Mazle Mlddleton of Clendentn street received bruises when she was struck by an automobile driven by Lee Zokalb of Washington street. It was while she was crossing Laldley street about o'clock last night police said. She was taken to the St. Francis hospital where It was said her condition was not serloui. Ben Starks of South avenue and P. O. Payne of Kemp avenue wera hurt when their automobile collided with an InWmirban car near the traction company barn on Virginia street about o'clock last night. Both were taken to the Mountain State hospi- tal. Payne received a broken shoulder bone. Starks was bruised. First Snow Wednesday The first snow fell he.-e for a few minutes Wednesday night. It soon disappeared. Starting early yesterday morning a steady snowfall descended upon most ol the entire state and continued until last night. About two Inches of snow fell here. Weather forecasts stated last night that more snow may be expected today. The most difficulty encountered here was on the various hill streets. During the dinner hour, last night, at least a dozen automobile drivers had difficulty In climbing Bridge avenue Cars equipped with chains were not Impeded Two or three machines slipped off the road Into the soft earth in the ditch. Motorcycle patrolmen were forced to abandon operations almost completely However, there were few speeds to chase as the majority of motorists Turo U Fate 7, 1.) Hundreds Gather to Pay Final Tribute to Late Secretary of War CEDAR RAPIDS, lova. Nov. James W. Good, late secretary of war, was bprled this noon. Hundreds of sorrowing lowans, who had known "Jim" Good while he was a Cedar Rapids attorney, united with officials of the state, the nation and the army in according htm a last ute. As taps were sounded the cabi- net officer was laid to rest beside parents only a few miles from the farm on which he was born 63 years ago. Although the ritual at the cemetery was essentially a military one. scrvicec at the First Presby-erlan church con- sisted of simple words of comfort and eulogy by Dr. Robert Little, the pas- tor, and Dr. Harry Morehouse president of Coe college, of which Good, was a graduate and trustee. Mourning in the church were Mrs. Good, her two sons, her father, C. J. Deacon, and a score of other relatives. They were seated beside a delegation from congress and the administration. Crowds which could not be accom- modated In the church stood la cold along the route of cortege. At the head of the coffin laj a personal wreath from President ana Mrs. Hoover, a circle of palms, Senate Does Nothing, Nobody Is Hurt-Will BEVERLY HILLS, Calif, NOT. was the first time Mr. Henry Ford had ever attended one of these big financial pow- wows. He didn't know that all you was supposed to do was pass a resolution and then adjourn, he thought you had to do some- thing definite, so he .alsed every- body's salary. The senate get sore when Mr. Hoover declared a national day of Thanksgiving to celebrate their closing. Nov.- I kinder string with the senate on this. They didn't pass the tariff bill for the thing wasn't any good. Never blame a legislative body for not 
                            

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