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Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - December 15, 1931, Cedar Rapids, IowaThe Cedar rapids Iowa evening Gazette and Republican. Tuesday december 15, 1931.erlovich found not guilty of helping Rob Ottumwa Bank jury reports Adir a a All night session state claimed Dea Moines Man. Drove bandits car denials of defense Well supported. Ottumwa dec. 15. Map a a jury in the Wapello county District court today found Dewey m. Berlo Vich former Des Moines paving Salesman not guilty in connection with the $40,000 robbery of the Ottumwa savings Bank sept. 9, 1930. Judge c. F. Wennerstrum instructed the jurors and their deliberations began at noon yesterday. Previously the court had overruled a defense motion for a directed verdict. In the trial on a charge of Bank robbery the state sought to prove that Berlovich drove the automobile in which the robbers escaped. The defense countered with testimony to prove that Berlovich at the time scarcely could drive a car and that he was in Des Moines that Day transacting business. Don Carlos an employee of a Gas company was the states key witness. Carlo6, who during the Holdup drove his truck alongside the bandits machine said on the stand he recognized Berlovich As the Driver of the robbers automobile. Frank von Schrader president of the Bank and Max von Schrader cashier described the Holdup and told of going to st. Paul in connection with the hearing there of William Hildebrandt who was accused of participating in the crime. Objections to state questions regarding the presence of Berlovich at the st. Paul hearing were sustained by the court. On the other hand the defense introduced testimony of eight Des Moines residents to show that the defendant spent sept. 9 there at one place executing six notes five of which were offered in testimony. Roger West a Des Moines police official testified Berlovich could not drive an automobile until late in 1930. The trial started dec. 8. class of Millersburg consolidated school will present the play Quot the reckless jewel a at the school auditorium dec. 18 and 19. The play is under the direction of miss Aileen Flinspach. Members from the freshman class will give specially numbers during the evening. A is Fisfis amp i i1�� no oink Romiti robbers special to the Gazette Republican Mechanicsville dec. 15.�?the a Junior class of Mechanicsville High school will present the play a meet Uncle Sally a a three act com a Edy thursday at 8 . In the school a auditorium. The play under the direction of miss Harriet re Ger deals with the efforts of a brother and sister Ben Blanc a Young lawyer taken by John Eggert and Betty Blanc his sister by Lillian Conner to pro Bif shot a Bank bandits Are rounded up and organizations broken loot Cut in half this year. Des Moines. Dec. 15.�? api tireless efforts of peace officers have sounded the death Knell of the Quot big shot Bank bandits in Iowa believes attorney general John Fletcher. The invasion of organized gangs of Bank robbers which began in 1930 was stemmed by the a heavy Harvest of criminals reaped by the peace officers a he said today in statement discussing the situation a tru Art Cut. Vekna Ward. Duce Ari Uncle on Short notice when in Iowa their real Uncle does t arrive As he pointed out that the character expected. A i of the robbers this year had under Verna Ward As Sally Sherwood tone a change that the thirty Roba College student takes the part of Bercs were of the Quot hit or miss a Uncle Sally. Others in the cast Are piety a lacking organization and As follow Jenny a swedish Cook showing that the Large gangs have Alma Busch Bob Durant Bettye a been broken Fiance Donald Eichelburger 8nor a commends police Kins a Cockney Butler Lawrence _ j Immy Shroff is and is for thei a i in the fight against Bank Snodgrass an Osteopath Lowell Dauber miss Muggs Dean of Ketch us College Adria Kahler the Rev. Or. Wright a preacher Hollis Krum robbery. During -1930 in Iowa 61 persons took part in the robbery of Twenty Roy William Hawkins Ben and Imo Lin Tina to Sun a Betty s Uncle Dean Warmuth. I�00 a it. $112.017,35, thir two Belle Plaine bootleggers get. Jail sentences special to the Lesette Republican Vinton dec. 15.�?two Plaine men entered pleas of guilty to charges of bootlegging when brought before judge b Tankers Ley in District court Here yesterday. Charles Frondle 47, arrested last to two of the sixty one have been convicted two have been killed one committed suicide on apprehension and Many others have been arrested and convicted m other states. A but few of the total number engaged in the -1930 Bank robberies have avoided conviction a Fletcher said. A the 1930 Harvest of criminals Belle was a Beavy loss to that fraternity the More desperate characters of the country have been put away for life. Loot much leu. A this year the number of Bank robberies increased to 30 but the amount of loot was Only $48,364.91, eel a Aero i tiv Nch a ii a Tonto or less than half that of 1930,�?� he pm e county _ jail and James said the number of tos to Jait for Nfn Emorris Wito was 40 As compared with 61 ??0tankesxnvesterdflv aft eight of the 1931 robbers have Vernoon Alfted a cases Luc apprehended As the Roc of Knupp against John f. Strellner. In which the plaintiff is bringing a a Wing Sis to Fletch suit to collect a note for $3,125,1 p goes on in etcher dated april 23. 1923. The parties ,.,to this action Are brother and Sis Ottumwa nth ter and Are children of the Lato Prev Jmie a j Joachim and Gertrude Strellner a Hannoh he of pay of ? Pioneer residents of Benton county. A a Goff a the conviction of three men arrested at Ottumwa with asserted Bank robbery equipment the shooting of a potential Bank robber and the arrest of another at Des Moines and the recent arrest of four men attempting a night Des Moines Bank robbery. A books i Christmas under this alluring title we have issued an illustrated Catalon describing 400 of the most popular books of 1931. It will be most useful for everyone who likes to begin his Book shopping at Home. We shall be Happy to Send a copy free to anyone who asks just As Long As they last. Phone write or come to the store for your Christmas Book Catalon. This year give books. Morris Sanford company installs dial to to a Watt a pub ii a c Iowa City dec. 15.�?o.d. Fortier of Cedar rapid is handling the commercial work of installation of dial Telephone service in Iowa City. He acted in a similar capacity in Cedar rapids when the dial service was installed there this year. Together with two other men who will come Here from Cedar rapids or. Fortier will form a committee operating three branches of dial service commercial Plant and traffic. Stock of Wellman clothing store i destroyed by fire up rent to the gasetterfbubllr0. ,. Wellman dec. 15.�? die Stock of the Helmer clothing company was destroyed by fire Here this morning and the building owned by the Odd Fellows Lodge was damaged to the extent of about $2,000. The fire is believed to have been smouldering most of the night but was not discovered until 6 30 . The proprietor is in Chicago and his loss has not been estimated. The Odd Fellows occupied the second floor of the building. University. Of Iowa a Ranka Twenty fourth in enrolment total Iowa City dec. 15.�?the University of Iowa with 4,578 full time students ranked Twenty fourth in enrolment among american colleges and universities during 1931, according to Dean Raymond Walters of Swarthmore College. Including part time students the report shows Iowa in Twenty fifth place with 7,906 students. Four Hundred and forty four institutions with 599,124 full time students and 926,611 grand total were included in the report. The largest University was California which including both los Angeles and Berkeley branches had 18,342. Columbia with 15,109, Minnesota 12,539, Illinois 12,152, new York University 11,857, and Ohio state 10,691, were those above the 10,000 Mark. Face tax refund Des Moines dec. 15.�? a officials of Des Moines Polk county and the Des Moines school District today faced a possible tax refund of nearly $1.000,000 As the result of a United 8tates supreme court decision in the Polk county Bank tax Case. The court held thai the tax on the Iowa Des Moines National and Central state Banks was invalid since it was discriminatory in effect taxing National Bank shareholders More than the tax imposed on other moneyed capital in the hands of individual citizens. Plan artificial Lake. Iowa City dec. 16.�? up a a tentative project for construction of a state Park with an artificial Lake near Here was revealed today by mrs. R. H. Volland member of the state Board of conservation. She said scar fifty of natural lakes in Southeastern Iowa has led to speculation on the possibility of building artificial bodies of water. A desirable site for such a project is located near Here she said. Iowan in Denver jail. Denver dec. 15.�? apr Frank Davis 39, of Shenandoah Ian a and e. D. Elliott 42, of Homeworth o., were arrested yesterday at Lyons colo., by Federal secret service agents who said they fit the compete equipment forthe a on Kerfeit Long of quarters in a Boute they occupied there. Both men Are in the Denver county jail. Oelwein Bank closes. In the a mate of but la re a. Oelwein dec. 15.�?the Aetna state Bank of Oelwein failed to open this morning and was turned Over to the state banking depart ment for liquidation. At the last report the capital was $50,000 and deposits $767,000. Wednesday bargains women a finest Grade Brown ease gift slippers leather soles military Heel Black Satin upper red Rosette trim. All sizes to 8�? fire Sale clothing and accessories Abramovitch a bargain Center 223 first Street s. E. Complete Stock of merchandise overcoats suits sweaters underwear hats Caps and shoes rubbers boots trunks bags and suit cases. Menus new overcoats $4.95 up Winter and dress caps.35c up All kinds of work and dress shirts.29c up overalls and jackets.45c up overshoes Low 2 and 4-buckle .80c to $1.49 rubber and leather boots. .$1.95 up new shoes All kinds.98c up boys dress pants 98c menus $1.25 up Wool army blankets.$1.25 women sad leather House slippers leather sole and military heels. All colors 59c�? pair 140 pairs of women a shoes broken lots from higher priced lines. Sizes 2 to 8�? 1 boys misses and children a first Quality rubbers All sizes to big boys 6�?59c. Women a 1-Snan gaiters or 4-Bnckle overshoes. All sizes to 6. 59c pair wednesday is Dollar Day pair 1 m i s s e so and children Sall rubber 3-snap gaiters. All sizes to 2�? 1 b o y so misses and child rents High shoes Tan or Black Elk uppers. All sizes to 2�? $1 menus firestorm dress rubbers to fit any shoe All sizes to 12 women s 4-snap All rubber gaiters a All sizes to 8�? while 300 pairs last 77 i menus All Wool spats an Ideal Christmas gift All sizes 1 menus and women a sheepskin Wool lined laced Wann igans sizes to 12. 1 the fair shoe dept. 218 first Avenue a. L. Woerderhoff Auto registration decreases 28,245 big drop during last year in number of passenger Veridea licensed in Iowa Mora truck Des Moines dec. 15. Map motor vehicles registered in tows in 1931 numbered 752,415, it was shown today by final figures compiled by the Secretary of state s office. Automobiles made up 669,343 of the total while 78,472 truck 1,580 motorcycles and 3,020 trailers also were registered by the motor vehicle department. The total registration a a decrease of 28.245 from last year when 780,660 motor vehicle owners took out licenses. In 1930 there were registered 705,341 automobiles 72,095 trucks 1,668 motorcycles and 1,556 trailers. When the Sale of 1931 licenses was discontinued on nov. 30, the total registration included 747,815 Ca s and trucks As compared with 777,436 in 1930, Polk county led in the number of All classes of motor vehicles registered during the year with 43,440 automobiles 5,170 trucks 189 motorcycles and 155 trailers. The registration of automobiles and trucks by counties in 1931 included county cars. Trucks. Black Hawk .18,138 2,062 Cerro gordo.10,511 1,287 Clinton .11,613 1,280 Dubuque .13,513 1,585 Johnson. 9,396 1,053 Llorin .22,880 2,668 Marshall. 9,131 1,102 Muscatine. 8,195 1,037 Polk .43,440 5,170 Ottaw Ottamie .17,633 2,004 Scott .21,123 2,582 Woodbury .24,915 2,965 motoring Story chapter Angel. Chapter Angels. Mrs. Walter James Pioneer resident of Wyoming dead special to the Oraette . Wyoming dec. 15.�?mrs. Walter James age 88, Wyoming s oldest woman died late yesterday due to ailments of age. She and or. James would have celebrated their sixty eighth wedding anniversary feb. 24. Mrs. James was born in Jefferson county n. A a a and came with her parents to this Vicinity when she was 10 years old. As. Mary Sherman she was married at Ana Mosa in 1864 to or. James a civil War Soldier Home on furlough. They lived on a farm in Madison township until about forty years ago when they came to Wyoming mrs. James death is the first in the family. Surviving besides her husband Are six children mrs. Ida Oesterle of Prosser wash., Phillip James of Wayne neb., mrs. Lot tie Porter of Anamosa George Dan James of Olin Sara Kegley of Cedar rapids and mrs Olive Roose of los Angeles 19 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 . Tomorrow at the methodist Church with the Rev. G. H. Good Rick in charge. Ceta 60-Day sentence come Back for More la Thi . Iowa City dec. 15. A Tom kettles might just As Well have saved time for himself and police judge c. L. Zager Here yesterday. In the morning he appeared in police court and pled guilty to intoxication and disturbing the peace but not guilty to resisting an officer. The judge sent him to the county jail for 60 Days and in the afternoon when he was found guilty on the third charge added Mother 30. Mrs. R. A Greenberg who has been on a suspended sentence during Good behaviour was sent to the county jail for 30 Days for violation of the condition. Two men Olie Livermore and John Ihrig were fined $5 and copts each on charges of intoxication. Simpson students demand dancing College authorities refuse to remove Ben due to endowment status would reduce the income. Indianola dec. 15.�? up a officials of Simpson College had before them today a petition from students asking the right to hold College dances and it apparently was a matter of finances rather than a question of morals that caused the authorities to hesitate. If official Sanction is placed on a proposed College dance the school As a result will be deprived of some of its endowment bequests and subscription funds according to president John l. Hillman. Addressing the students who seek to have dancing included As one of their extra curricular activities at Simpson or. Hillman outlined the financial situation to them explaining that professors possibly would be forced to take salary cuts and some scholarships might be withdrawn. A you must use your reason about this matter Quot he said. But the students 350 Strong attended a mass meeting shortly after they heard their presidents arguments and about 270 of them signed a petition requesting the dancing privilege for the rest of the present school term at which time the Issue would be settled by student vote. The students have engaged an orchestra and have sold tickets for an All College dance scheduled for tomorrow night. They asked for an answer to their petition by tomorrow noon and if none is forthcoming said they will hold the dance on schedule. Simpson College u a methodist school and receives Aid from the Church. She was Only a woodcutters daughter but she got on quite Well with the Fellers. Aged Man of causing death of school teacher Knoxville Dee. 15.�? apr Harvey Tindle 68, of Banta City late last night was found net guilty in connection with the death of miss Esther Fitch former Bua aay school teacher last february. The Marion county District court jury which heard his Case deliberated several hours before exonerating him of accusations of performing a criminal operate lbs which allegedly was followed by the death of the 22-year-old woman. Miss Fisch s Home was in Adel she taught in Allerton at the Elma of her death. Stan Wood work of preparing the Stanwood school grounds for landscaping was begun her yesterday when workmen started cutting Down Trees from in front of the school buildings. The program for beautifying the grounds la sponsored by the Stanwood alumni association and will include the planting of shrubbery ornamental Trees and vines in accordance with plans made by a competent landscape architect the coat of Thia undertaking will be paid out of a fund which has been accumulating in the Treasury of the alumni association. Howard Haea Meyar la chairman of the commute. In charge of the work a stir lad by mrs. Etta Smith Alfred Meyer Ruby Robson and James Saith Iowa City the University of Iowa chorus and orchestra win present Berlioz or a Torio,.�?othe childhood of Christ a in the memorial Union at 8 . Tomorrow the presentation will Taka the piece of the Vesper services which customarily Are held the sunday night preceding the Christmas vacation. Prof. Pulp Greeley Clapp head of the school of music is directing the which includes six soloists. was written by Berlita during the years 1850 to ism and a Ras Milrat publicly heard in i a entirety just before the Christmas season of the latter year. A a you la like trading at Smulekoff to smile Kosfa a special 0x12 Rug with Thi suite save $50 we be reduced thai group $50 during this special event and you get a 9x12 it. Seamless Rug besides this new mohair suite dress up your living room for Christmas with this handsome overstuffed suite covered in the new persian mohair. You Al like the reversible Spring filled cushions the pleasing lines of the Davenport and High Back lounging chair. Measured by every Standard. You la find this to be the greatest value you be Ever seen. Remember a 9x12 seamless Rug is included absolutely free with this 2-piece suite. 9x12 Rug free�?$5.00 Down delivers Smulek Ofsa a 107-115 third Avenue Southwest Cedar rapids Foremost Home furnishes

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