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Zanesville Signal, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1931, Zanesville, Ohio Prints the News THE ZANESVILLE SIGNAL VOL LI NO 247 ZANESVILLE O WEDNESDAY EVENING FEB THREE CENTS COMMISSIONERS TAKE HIGHWAY PROBLEM TO STATE OFFICIALS BOTTOM DROPS Oft OF SCHEME AND FINANCIAL WIZARD FORCED TO QUIT White and Merrill to Consider Proposal On Road Into Crowning their efforts to county two hard surfaced connecting county local commissioners County Engineer George present their proposition Governor White and State ay Director O W Merrill us Friday afternoon Tne road In question stretches -om Young Hickory to ille and the distance yet unpaved 11 miles in length was hard surfaced from county line to Bristol last south road which ex- along Muskingum river into Morgan county is an quate thoroughfare but In times of water becomes inundated frequently thus severing the ar- of traffic north and south along the river With the road improved between nnd Young Hickory an auxiliary route would be available far mote from the flooded lowlands While South River road is noted its beauty and scenery le new highway under consideration ould likewise route traffic through le hill section of southern m county and at the same overlook ie river which has come to be as the Hudson of the West Aside from providing an auxiliary the ridge road would make i Ideal main market road for ms residing in the communities which the avels Zanesville business men are interested in the county's In Inducing the state cnt to pass proper to ive the road Such an outlet would make for r trade among residents of Bristol Hickory Zeno and likewise ould further the prime aim of road TA IF EF A DA D CASE C Gray First Witness Called to Stand Courthouse O Feb 11 witnesses were called by the ate today in the trial of Mai S 68 of the Ohio State Bank who is ised of criminal responsibility In the closing The jury was completed late rday when the thirteenth or ite Juror was chosen and ony began today immediately after a prosecution and defense com- opening statements tc the jury Louis J Schneider Cincinnati who Is assisting County Prosecutor K McLean charged In bis opening statement that defrauded the bank of through misapplication of funds and fake loans We will prove that he led operations of the Schneider said The evidence will show that misapplied funds and altered the records so as to cover up Daugherty brother of former U S General Harry M ty is accused in 17 indictments of nous charges of fraud He Is being led on the specific charge of by using the name of Merrill a farmer Conn J Mattern Dayton of the fense counsel said in his opening that Daugherty will take e witness stand with all his 70 ars burden on him and will tell you out these transactions Mattem went Into detail K a merger in which three local were combined into the Ohio ate Bank and said he would prove at failure of the bank wes In no iy due to mismanagement by fhe state's first witness was O C of Cadiz state superintendent banks He said that on May 12 day the bank closed he at the batik three hours for a POO check with which Daugherty cl to strengthen the bank's sted reserves He said Daugherty him in Columbus the night and said the bank's re- were in danger and asked what n to bo done said he told Daugherty to raise e money and that Daugherty to have the funds the next When he failed to appear ay said he took over the bank behalf of the state DISON BIRTHDAY AN EVENT N SUNNY SOUTH Myers Fin Feb ri Mate leaders Joined here today honoring Thomns A Edison on the cf the noted inventor's 84 th today broke the steady routine his synthetic rubber experiments grant his usual birthday w participate in a parade and formal dedication of the bridge over the Edison birthday traditionally is occasion and usually brings ether two of the aged Inventor's sc personal friends Harvey 3 ne nnd Henry Ford Although c Is here Ford was unaccountably inp ceremonies Incident to Uic were given or by the parade which Included garbed Indians by Medicine Man Jose Billy I Abraham Lincoln original guides he trail builders to get county out of the mud Just what action would be coming from the conference with the governor and Merrill Is a matter of conjecture However county com- missioners are of the opinion tiie state Officials will act favorably ward the project Weds Actress Rural Police System Un- der New Name Columbus O Feb the guise of a police the legislature had before It today a to establish a state police force or constabulary numbering from 50 to 300 officers with police powers The was introduced by Rep J A Jones Portage county It is expected to have the backing of rural and farm organizations which for years have been advocating the creation of a state police force Efforts will probably be made to en- list in its the Ohio bile association through linking the proposed police with the automobile drivers license initiated by the association it is believed The provides for a state safety police which shall enforce the state laws and maintain safety on the The proposed police force would be under control of a state board comprised of the highway di- rector agriculture director con- servation commissioner state forester and motor vehicles com- missioner authorized to appoint a police superintendent at an an- salary of a year The superintendent with the proval of the board would be em- powered to appoint a state safety police force of a sufficient number to enforce the laws of the but not more than 300 nor less than SO men The does not fix the salary to be paid the police but specifies that all costs of the proposed force shall from the general revenue or the state Annual cost of such a force In- equipment and other ex- penses is estimated at from to a year depending on the number of police commissioned The proposed officers also would be given general police powers which may be exercised at any time and would be required to set as peace officers of the state Specific provision is made however that the safety police force shall not te used as a posse in any ity having a regularly organized lice force and that no officer or member shall be used in an industrial dispute Seventy-four bills were introduced in the assembly at Tuesday's Turn to Page Five FIRE INTERRUPTS FIRST AID CLASS AT HEADQUARTERS Firemen receiving first-aid tion from A R Lauffer Ohio Power Co instructor were interrupted by an alarm from Box 64 at o'clock Wednesday morning Soot In a chimney at the residence of William Carlisle 921 Putnam avenue burned with no damage The first aid class started Monday and will continue for 10 days Bandaging and a study of the several pressure points on the body were stressed at the meeting Wednesday morning About 20 firemen of the two platoons responded to the fire NEIGHBORS DF MURDER SUITE HELD BY POLICE FOR GRILLING Reasons for Detention Re- main Mystery Probe Continues NEA New York Bureau Marriage of Eoger Wolfe be- orchestra leader aviator and son of Otto H KaHn famous banker and art patron and Miss Hannah Williams musical comedy actress was revealed two weeks after their secret wedding at the Kalin tate at Cold Spring Harbor Long land The bride was reported to have abandoned her stage career at the re- quest of her f Prominent Students Caught in Raids who lose Interest money lore Interest in noti BURNS FATAL TO SISTER OF LOCAL WOMAN Mrs Elizabeth Lorenz aged 85 died at o'clock Wednesday morning in City hospital as the re- sult of burns received when her dress caught fire from an open grate at her home in Coshocton last Thursday Sho was terribly burned atout the body Six years ago this month Mrs Phoebo Landerman Coshocton a ter of Mrs Lorenz was burned to death in practically the same manner Mrs Lorenz is well known in this city where she had often visited her sister Mrs Caroline Haehnlen street Besides tlie sister Mrs Lorenz la by one son Henry Lorenz and one daughter Mrs Thomas Coshocton Funeral arrangements are plete FRANCE PLANS TO BUILD WARSHIPS OF LATEST TYPE Paris Feb French building program for has been completed for submission to the chamber of deputies late this week for speedy construction of hall a dozen formidable warships of the latest fighting type Tho program 42.000 tons of projected ships nnd definitely ends the truce with Italy as a result of failure of negotiations between the countries for n Tlie naval building budget will an expenditure of 364 francs for the year an Increase of 111.000 frolics over the naval budget Tho report of the naval ministry which will bo- presented to the ber discusses the of the don noval treaty and also con- the n limitation deadlock which what resembles a naval race Ann Arbor Mich Feb 11 In the most extensive raid ever conducted on the campus of the University of Michigan five fraternity houses were invaded this morning by Ann Arbor police They said liquor was in each house Warrants charging disorderly con- duct have been Issued for 83 students The houses raided were those of Delta Kappa Kappa Sigma Phi Delta Theta Theta Delta Chi and Sigma Alpha The raids were made after lice hail arrested Joseph Looney and Shirley O'Toole whom police said later admitted they had de- livered liquor to the fraternity houses Tlie youths were riding about in an automobile when they attracted police attention No liquor was found In car They were Held pending further Investigation After getting Information from the O'Toole youth as to which houses had been supplied the police started on the raiding expedition Names of students who face charges were not made public but it was learned that a number of the most prominent men on tlie campus were Involved At least one varsity football player was included on the list The fraternities were among the most prominent at Michigan The raids which started early were led by Sherman Norman Cook They entered the frat houses and aroused the sleeping students as they searched the premises from top to bottom Police listed the results of their liquor findings as Phi Delta Theta 12 quarts and 12 pints of whiskey in two suitcases Delta Kappa 10 quarts of whiskey and a half case of beer Kappa Sigma two suitcases full of whisky Theta Delta Chi one suitcase full of whisky whisky Alpha quarts of Cleveland Feb mysterious figures entered the William E Potter murder investigation man and who live in the hood where the was trapped and shot to death a week ago Identity of the new informants was closely guarded by police They were rushed into central police station early today and questioned by De- Sergeant James Hogan head of the homicide squad behind closed doors After questioning was com- they were escorted from the station by police No one was mitted to interview them It was learned however that the couple was questioned about hearing shots indicating that they live in a building adjoining the one where the murder occurred Detectives apparently hoped that the two had seen the fleeing killers and would be able to give a more complete description of them Four persons were held for ther questioning in the case last night J J also known as Gray and Mrs Betty Gray who live In a suite directly under the one where the murder was committed were locked up for the night In order that they might be farther questioned today The others held were two west side men said to be bootleggers who were picked up on a tip that might have some con- with the case A blond woman said to be the sweetheart of one of the pair also Is sought No trace has yet been found of the mysterious M J who ed the apartment where the murder was committed or of the blond an reported to liave been seen in hia in the building Markus rented the apartment on Jan 28 and paid 865 lor the first mouth according to Fred C Laub manager of the building Potter's body was found last Sunday The murder apparently was committed Tuesday night Feb 3 Potter was last seen alive that evening Meanwhile D L Cowles police listic expert is an fashioned revolver which was found yesterday and which is be- to be the weapon with which Potter was killed The gun was found at the home of Patrolman Harry Miaer It had been given to Mizer by Meyer man who found it on a lawn near tlie scene of the Two bullets had been fired from the gun and there were clots of hair and blood on the butt Mizer was suspended yesterday for falling to re- port possession of the gun soonest Potter was buried yesterday in vary cemetery services were held in the Christ the King in East Cleveland Edwards lor capture and tion of the killers may total as proposals to post reward of each by the city and county are be- ing considered by officials The land News posted a reward yesterday W E T S OF ILLINOIS PREDICT PASSAGE OF REPEAL Springfield 111 Feb 11 The O'Grady repeal proposing to do away entirely with state enforcement of prohibition was sent to the state senate today after being passed In the house of representatives by a vote of 91 to 58 Under terms of the Illinois would repeal Its search and seizure act and follow the system of several other states in leaving prohibition en- forcement entirely to the federal The measure was proposed by Thomas J O'Grady of Chicago Ultimate passage of the was LAKEWOOD MAN IS SUPT OF BANKS T 0 SUCCEED GRAY predicted by wet sympathizers who claim a majority of one in the ate Their victory in the house was more decisive than they had pated The vote on the repealer was taken late last night after hours of de- bate All day yesterday and for four hoars last night the question Tras I before the house Deponents spoke ifor hours It and some of its supporters spent hours ing their stand Galleries and aisles were packed both for the day and night sessions Many supporters explained their stand by declaring they were de- A Beauty From the Carolines That members of the North Carolina State College Forestry Club are no backwoodsmen can be seen in their choice of charming Miss Betsy Shore above of Raleigh a club sponsor Miss Shore Is a graduate of Peace Institute and prominent in Raleigh society FOR AM S State Relief Program Is Well Under Way Columbus O Feb was being furnished by the Red Cross to animals as well as humans In the drought stricken area of Harry A secretary of the tional Orange reported to Gen Henderson the state relief worki that It has been found necessary to furnish food for cows and chickens in county Ja order to preserve the milk and egg supply In some cases the Red Cross and other relief agencies are furnishing for horses so their owners might continue to have their use in ing a living The same conditions prevail to a greater or lesser extent in other counties according to General Henderson In Washington C H Fayette ty according to the report of the state health department nurse the club is furnishing milk and lunches to school and plans are being perfected for converting the hospital of the county children's home into a dormitory to care for children who are in need A survey of Washington county re- one unemployed man in urban districts to two In rural according to C S Slade assistant sanitary engineer of the state health department Judge Samuel bridge chairman of the Guernsey relief committee has re- ported to General Henderson that In addition to who are to be given work by the state highway department his committee Is registering every un- employed person General son believes all county tees should follow that plan Organization of county committees in Hocking and Morgan counties with Judge A M heading the former and Judge L Tarbert the latter has besn reported General Henderson soon will be able to under contract in national guard construction work This work will include the ment of the water filtration plant at Camp Perry About 86000 is being expended monthly by combined relief agencies in Portsmouth and Scioto county to feed the needy it was reported An increase in communicable di- which WBK be expected to MILLS OP SOLD TO N S Attacks Compromise Plan Offered New York Feb is in- to the country can not be to World war veterans Un- of Treasury Ogden Mills told the New York Bond club discussing veterans com- proposals now before con- gress We have all sympathy for erans who ore unemployed or In Mills said and under- stand how under circum- stances would look to their adjusted service as a means of obtaining further ready funds even at tnc sacrifice of their ultimate re- But from the standpoint of all the veterans and their families it is not to their best interest for the to offer all irrespective of need an inducement to cash their endowment policies Flotation of a government bond suo of e billion dollars or more to pay off the certificates would disrupt the bond market and prolong the ness depression Mills said citing the same objections referred to by Mellon and business leaders at recent hearings Predicting a government deficit of not less than half a billion dollars at the close of the current fiscal year Mills said the treasury was not In a position to undertake flotation of such a huge bond issue except at an excessively high cost This would re- sult lii a tax increase he added Mills only the plan for Immediate cash retirement of the certificates but also the compromise proposals to permit additional rowing by veterans to the extent of about a billion dollars Either plan would injure government finances and the bond market he held USED BRAINS AND NOT TURRET GUN TO MAKE CAPTURE York Feb 11 A customs Inspector who substituted brains for manpower engineered the capture today of 25 rum runners cases of high-grade liquor valued at 000 and three motor trucks worth each Custom Inspector John Beacn company a drought has teen 1 cruising in 548 covered In but few the darkness heard the hum of a fast ing to Dr H G Southed state health director The rain and snow of the part of the week has caused smaller pier in the Red Hook section streams In many of the counties to flow for the first time in months re- ports said Every effort was being made to conserve this water ing the will of the people as s T- t 11 T T dared in last fall's state election Columbus O Feb J ton Democrat Lakewood was pointed state superintendent of banks by Governor George White day Fulton will succeed O C Gray Republican Cadiz who was ed by former Governor Cooper The salary Is a year Fulton Is a national bank examiner i T-I m the Cleveland district He Occupied Chairs of City Officials For An Hour served six years in the state banking department He is married and has two dren He has lived in Lakewood for boat running without lights near the statue of Liberty He trailed around Governor's Island and to the past eight years He formerly a resident of His wlu the senate late this afternoon confirmation for LOVE UNDAUNTED BY PRISON TERMS New York Feb A love affair which began In Hollywood four years ago and was Interrupted by prison sentences of both principals was today by the marriage of Paul Kelly actor and Dorothy and widow of Ray mond comedian for whose death Kelly served two years In San prison Kelly who will open tonight In a new Hobo at the Moros ter served 25 months In prison and -.8 months on parole after his tion on a charge of Raymond died a fist flint with SCOUTS DID PRETTY GOOD IT TOO Chairs of City Officials For An H liam Decker Officiates As Mayor It Is doubtful if the average zen noticed anything different about Wednesday afternoon but from 1 to 2 o'clock municipal affaire were governed by Boy Scouts Tho town was run by the every office from mayor to plumbing inspector being occupied by a clad youth who while having the time of his life for the brief period was learning something definite about affairs Tho mayor's chair In city hall was occupied by William Decker a Boy Scout of Troop He answered the telephone with a confident ring In his volco that had the parties at the other end of the line Is this Mr Whereupon Mayor Decker was called upon to explain that he was merely a part-time mayor but please could he do It a of Brooklyn Signalling four guards Beacn worked around to the street en- trance of the pier In the dim light l ho could see the trucks backed up end more than a score of men busily loaded and unloading cases of liquor His small crew was hopelessly out- numbered but Beach decided on a ruse Ahoy at the the he shouted you fellows take that crowd by the truck You in the house get that gang We'll take care of these Tho rum runners shrank Into the shadows as Beach and his men still exhorting Imaginary assistants ed out with drawn revolvers Two patrolmen attracted by Beach's voice called patrol wagons and aided in herding the astounded rum between the two police was capably handled No serious outbreaks or riots were reported Scott Power waa an chief of the fire department ners to the barge office One of the Ho waa replaced by Harold trucks was marked The Stores smith of Troop 17 while of Cleveland Chicago Browning of Troop 19 was his ant Other boys holding public offices service director Harold Green Troop 7 assistant Holland Sellers l safety director Clinc Reed Troop 2 Assistant Roger Higgle Troop 16 of school Eugene Troop assistant A W Regan Troop 7 plumbing inspector Charles Troop assistant Ronald Troop waterworks director George Mohler Troop S Warner Troop health commissioner Jamen Troop assistant Ray Troop 32 auditor William Johnston Troop Ths department looked Roy Granger Troop 32 of IS as its Emerson Fraunfelter took the place of iv in an argument over Miss fnr hour Ralph Factor a Executive H T and Paul Kava I bcr of Troca 28 waa hia fit 3 AM hit Militant t burg and Detroit DELAY ACTION Columbus O Feb tion on the Drivers License In- by the Ohio State bile association has been postponed until next Tuesday night by motor vehicle committee of house the tlie IN ADS Payton O corporation today an- that It will spend on and during The alr here slightly above with mem t Borrowed From Many Friends and Paid Some SO Per Cent Interest HI Feb cial dream of King Midas has ended leaving him he admitted today with nothing but debts and a determination to face the music whatever the tune may be I am penniless and ted Albert W Benham who climbed spectacularly from the position at shipping clerk to become the town s wealthiest appearing man and the idol of persons to whom he paid SO percent interest when times were bard Benham a written statement to the press blamed his failure to and de- IR ALS THINK Cl 1 E EN INE Sagle to Investigate Work Done Muskingum county commissioners will confer with Deputy State Mine Inspector Elmer Sagle Wednesday for the purpose of ing the present status of the mine fire on the Dozer property at County officials have ex- pressed the opinion that the con- flagration has been sufficiently checked and that It will soon bum out For the last several weeks workmen have been digging a huge ditch through a section of the mine ing off the names Tractors and shovels were used in excavating the underground passage The purpose or the meeting day is to decided if further work will be necessary before the fire can be safely extinguished The burning mine has proved a ace to the entire countryside in tile vicinity of and companies operating pipe lines oil nnd gas wells and alon power lines through that tion of the county have been showing great concern over tlie spread of These com- panies also with the bringing about some method for the underground blaze Already the fire has been costly to Dozer as It ruined hundreds of tons of coal and reduced the top soil of adjacent land practically useless for life The tire has gained considerable ex- through in rious parts of the and though it has not been as dangerous as some of the Journals would have it appear the conflagration nevertheless proved a source of great worry to those directly in path County commissioners and officials of the companies whose holdings are located in the vicinity the Ing mine were quick to act In an fort to curb the flames which might have caused much more damage had no steps been taken to snuff out the Glaring that If he had been left alone the system eventually would have worked out to world's advantage Estimates of the total amount Benham's friends them working people might lose r from about to more than That further official V ation would be given his Indicated last night when State's Attorney Alex Storm said the grand Jury probably would be recalled next week to hear more testimony Benham who is 40 Is a native of Belvidere and worked many years in factories here A hard worker he rose steadily until he became chief ping clerk at the National Sewing Machine plant a position he held lor 20 years About two years ago he begin rowing money from his fellow ployes paying them back each with large interest His fame began to spread came towns s lend him money Sometimes he them 10 percent Interest SO He retired as a shipping Bockford he organized the rj hawk Finance company to buy or sell anything anytime He became recognized ui Belvidere's wealthiest man and greatest friend of the working with a little money to Invest Bank officials estimated that In a few months more a- v ter dollars from their institutions by who lent the money to A few weeks ago Benham national attention were threatened He welcomed Last week he still appeared confident Last night he announced he broke Benham's wae ter He declared he waa through with the business and asked Ing except to be let alone His company he had turned over to It his home for the consideration of I have paid cent to he stated aim I myself to pay back every cent t Itx an unwritten ham Indicated accepted loana from about 300 persons arid that the original Investments were due most of them J a SNIFF DIES 36 HOURS AFTER MOTHER'S PASSING Only 36 hours after the death en his mother Mrs Rebecca Sniff Joseph H Sniff 72 died early Wednesday at Bethesda hospital lowing an Illness of six weeks from dropsy He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and Fultonham church Ho had spent Ills entire life in the West Pike about six miles from this city Surviving are his widow and two daughters Miss Nettie Sniff of the home and Mrs Ralph Lee of hala thre brothers Samuel T and Herschel Sniff of and W B of Saskatchewan Canada ard three sisters Mrs Carrie Morgan Miss Katherine Sniff and Mrs Frank Davey of road DEFIANT ATTITUDE TAKEN BY BROWN T 0 SENATE GROUP Washington Feb General Baown today refused to re- veal to the senate committee gating leases information re- garding his recommendation last tember that the government cither purchases certain or condemns it The refusal ed a bristling exchange between Brown and Chairman Elaine who had requested the Information Brown told the Information was confidential and that to reveal it would be incompatible to the public interest pressed his questions and Brown waa equally persistent In refusing to talk BANKING RESOURCES SHOWING NEAT GAIN Washington Feb re- sources of the reporting al banks In the U S Alaska and on Dec 31 date of the recent bank call amounted to 000 an increase of over resources three months earlier troller of the Currency Pole ed today HINT URUGUAY ON BRINK OF REVOLT Montevideo Uruguay Feb telegram from Rivera published day by the newspaper El Dla claim- ed thai rumors of a revolutionary movement In Uruguay were ing dally The telegram said troops patrolled Rivera which Is on the Brazilian fronler every night while reports were received that a revolt planned by followers of Saravia jtt WEED 001 10 COMPROMISE ON Expect Favorable Action on Remainder Washington Feb house ways and meaTts committee today eliminated all veterans bonus brought before It the Bachrach plan to the loan limit on certificates and the of optional payment in cash of 25 per cent of the full value of World war veterans certificates Voting down hills to pay In cash cither the present face value or the full value of the certificates the committee ed to call Frank T I lines of the Veterans bureau and ury experts tomorrow to advise it regarding the Bacharach and Fish plans The committee's action cleared the way for compromise with that a decision may be reached tomorrow In view of the rapidity with which It posed of the cash proposals today It waa learned authoritatively after the meeting today that tee will report out a probably mcrrow similar to the Bacharach measure which in addition to In- creasing the loan limit to SO per cent also will provide for reduction of- In- terest on loans from 6 to 4 per cent Republican leaders it was learned also are planning to bring upi the measure Monday under a suspension of the rules and pass It that day There is to be much opposition to this procedure however since licans and Democrats generally ere united to act upon a compromise The plan proposed by Rep Fish N T would allow veterans the option of taking now 25 per cent in cash of the full matured value of the certificate the remainder to be left to his account The committee estimated today this plan would cost If all took advantage of it the lowest of any proposals be- fore it The proposal of Rep N J to increase the loan value from 22 xi to 50 per cent It was ured would cost If all veterans borrowed money under it FORGERY ALLEGED ONE DAY BEFORE BANK IS CLOSED Charged with forgery of a for 88 on Zanesville Building and Trades council which was drawn on the State Security bank Jan 4 Roy 34 of 13 Bridge street pleaded guilty when arraigned morning in municipal court and was ordered held for the grand Jury Bond was set at The affidavit was signed by Watt M Barnett president of State ity bank Biggam is alleged to have forged the name of F C Bolden secretary and treasurer of the trades council to the check State Security bank failed to Its doors Monday morning Jan 5 WARMER Increasing cloudiness not to Thursday cloudy slightly warmer In south and ly colder in extreme north tion possibly followed by rain In extreme portion in afternoon or at night
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