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Charleston Daily Mail (Newspaper) - April 29, 1934, Charleston, West Virginia Warmer WEST VIRGINIA—Fair and warmer Sunday and Monday. 38 PAGES And 32 Page Baby Section VOLUME LXXXII.CII ABLEST OX, WEST VIRGINIA, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 1*0, 1034 PRICE 5 CENTS SENATE VOTES AIR MAIL BILL AFTER ATTACK I. C. C. to Control Service Under Measure Favored bv Administration Attacks Air Mail Bill CLAIMED SHAMEFUL New Policy Is Contrary to American Principles, Fess Contends WASHNGTON, April 28 (UP) The senate approved the administration’s air mail bill without a record vote today, preparing the way for ultimate control of the nation’s commercial aviation structure by the interstate commerce I commission. The bill was disposed of by a I voice vote after roll calls on three counter proposals showed that opponents were helpless. President Roosevelt’s suggestion for appointment of a commission of experts to draft a permanent government air policy was written into the bill before it went to the house for final congressional action. In rapid order administration forces rejected three major amendments: One. by Senator Warren R. Austin. Republican. Vermont, to restore all cancelled contracts pending enactment; by the next congress of permanent J legislation based on an investigation of the aviation situation by a commission of five members. Another, by Mr. Austin, to restore former contracts and give them a maximum life of ten years. Another by Senator Pat MeCarran, ’ Democrat, Nevada, to create a federal aviation commission to regulate air lines, determine fair and reasonable; rates and issue certificates of conven- I icnce and necessity for mail routes, j Passage of the measure followed1 more than a week of debate in which Republicans, led by Mr. Austin, and Senator Simeon D. Fess, of Ohio, at-tacked the administration's air policy ; as "shameful” and ‘‘contrary to American principles.” Senator Kenneth D. McKellar, Democrat. Tennessee, co-author of the bill, i obtained speedy approval of an amendment to establish a commission of seven members to study the confused aviation situation and report recommendations to the next congress. Another McKellar amendment directed the I C. C. to assume jurisdiction over the air mail structure within nine months after the enactment of the bill. Pending commission control, marl would be flown under temporary contracts on which bids recently were opened by the post office department. One of the most controversial pro-; visions of the measure, requiring former contractors to reorganize their companies in order to become eligible for new contracts-, remained intact despite Republican objections that it would constitute a ‘‘most sillv procedure.” SIMEON D. FESS Saving Predicted ST. LOUIS. April 28 < UP t.—A saving of more than 510,000.000 annually in cost of operating the nation's air j mail service was predicted here today J by Postmaster General James A. Far- j ley. After laying the cornerstone of the new S4.569.000 federal building here, Farley -aid in an address that during the last year of the Hoover adminis- j tration the United States spent 520.- j 000.000 on its air mail service. "We confidently expect to give I more, better and safer serv ice for j less than half this amount.” he said. Dunbar Man Shot With Officer s Gun Ottie Lathey, 24 years old, of Dunbar suffered a bullet wound in tlie leg Saturday evening during a scuffle with J. M. Goad. Dunbar policeman. following Goad’s attempt to arrest J Witnesses said Lathey and another n-.an resisted Officer Goad, who drew his pistol. Joe Huddleston th'n went to Goad's assistance. Fearing that the officer would be shot. Huddleston knocked the weapon down, witnesses said. The gun discharged and a bullet struck Lathey. The wounded man was brought to ’he Mountain State hospital. He was released alter receiving medical treatment. Lannon Compares Plight To Thai of Paul iii Rome JACKSON, Miss.. April 28 'UP).— I Likening his plight to that of Paul in ancient Rome. Bishop James Cannon. Jr.. sent his felicitations by telegram today to the quadrennial conference of the Methodist Episcopal church. South. Tho bishop is en route here from Washington, where he was acquitted yesterday of charges of violating the corrupt practices act. He is scheduled to preach tomorrow in the Fondren Presbyterian church. “It is high time for this country,” says a leading editorial writer, “to take account of stock, to balance its ledgers, to inventory the alarming drift toward the Left which increasingly characterizes our affairs, governmental, financial and social.” But in such a survey we would emphasize that the dominating motive should not be that of political partisanship. The drift of the Washington government is no longer a question of partisan politics: it is no longer a matter between Republicans and Democrats; it is one to which the whole body of Americans must give their sober thought. No citizen of well-balanced mind will contend that the present administration at Washington is wholly bad or wholly good. The one certainty is that it is not Democratic. “I don't believe in all this New Deal.” exclaimed the Democratic Vice President, John N. Garner, not expecting to be quoted; “And you don’t believe in it,” addressing Democratic Senate Leader Robinson; “And you don’t believe in it,” turning to Senator Harrison, chairman of the finance committee. News Items of Interest In “Classified' ’ Today Lost gold handle pen knife with i I dials F. M. J 5. Rt ‘ward. Cl assi f leat ion 8. Mod* ^rn efficiency apar Intent, Virgin a street near slatt cap- itol. ( lassifaration 20-B. Oper ting for yet ing l a d y Stenog apher with i ugh school ©ducat ion for posit) on rn city. Class if leat ion 37. I?™ DIXIE ST.—East End Fur- nishr* 1 apartment. n< ecorat- ed. L iving room, bori room, dmfng room. kitchenette wi :h sin <, pn- vale >ath. Man and wife. Rent reasonable. Dial 20-349. The above apart merit was rented after only 2 inse J* | 1() I] < in the Daily Mail Cl assi!led. Ror Result s Call 22-141 Another distinguished Southern Democrat, long conspicuous in the councils of his party, an ardent supporter of the Roosevelt candidacy, recently was invited to become a member of the American Alliance, an anticommunist organization. The reply which he wrote has leaked out; “If the Democratic party,” he said, “had declared for the things that our party is now doing in Washington, how many states do you suppose it would have carried? Suppose the platform had declared for the killing of pigs, the plowing under of crops, the plowing under of wheat, the deliberate debasement our currency, the teaching that the way to have a return of prosperity :s to work as little as possible, spend more than we have, and borrow what we cannot repay; recognition of Russia, the proposed reduction of foreign debts, the running of all private business by various commissions and bureaus in Washington, the enormous increase in the public debt, etc., etc. It probably would not have carried one state. So what is the use of having any organizations protesting against the spread of communism in the United States? Communism is not much worse1 than what is now being done in Washington.” So the profound issue raised j by the visible drift of the nation-I a1 administration to the1 Left is j not to be discussed from the | standpoint of political partisan-j ship. It is to be discussed in I terms of what the administration i is really doing—under whatever ; name or label. It surely is not Democracy which is functioning in Washington. It. may or may : not be considered Americanism. I The important point is that it is { something utterly new to our ; social scheme, and it is necessary | therefore that all citizens should be informed about it, in order that an articulate public opinion may be exerted to influence its j course. ONE IS HELD IN RACKET PROBE Obtaining Money on False Pretenses Charged in Auditor's Inquiry Insulins Boat Due in IS civ York on May 7 OTHERS ARE SOUGHT r'“* Complaint by Resident of Ward Made in Auto Insurance Case Study the Thing That Is! Earnestly we must hope for the truth of the assertion, in these times so often heard, that the “common man” is now, as never before, most deeply attentive to and interested in the government of the United States. It is both natural and imperatively necessary that this be so. It is for the reason that most profound changes in our scheme of government are taking place. The citizen may approve, or he may disapprove, of what is going on; but the indispensable requisite is that he shall recognize the fact that he is living in a new era; that his government is drifting towards something which was never contemplated by the founders or by any generation since until the present. One man was under arrest, two men had been questioned briefly at city I police headquarters and others were I reported sought in an investigation | by the state auditor's office and state i j police Saturday of what they claimed is an automobile insurance racket operated in Charleston. The man held is John Patrick Ma-; loner, of Pittsburgh, who was taken I I into custody on a warrant issued by j I Justice of the Peace Edwin S. Wat- j • son on the complaint of a man named I Carruthers, of Ward. He was re-i leased under $1,000 bond for a hearing Thursday afternoon before the justice. He is charged with obtaining money under false pretenses. Two other men had been docketed I for investigation at city police hcad-; quarters in connection with the case, but later were released by the city officers. No charge was placed against them. ! Early Sunday it was reported .hat others were being sought for questioning. According to officials, Maloney operated an agency in connection with a local detective agency and offered motorists throughout southern West Virginia a special automobile ‘'protective” policy. The policy supposedly provided protection against arrest for motor violations as well as theft, according to the auditor’s office. Activities of Maloney have been I under investigation for several days by Harlan Justice, deputy state insurance commissioner. JAPAN CLOSES WORLD FUROR Modifies Eastern Doe!rine and Reaffirms Right of Others in China BRITAIN IS SATISFIED POLITICIAN LINKED TO KIDNAPING CASE Trented Dillitiger Original Declaration Held Misleading, Erroneous, in Foreign Office Note SAMUEL INSULL AND CUSTODIAN The icy reserve of Instill has thawed and so the former utility magnate posed for this picture on board the S. S. Exilona, which is bearing him to America for trial. With him is Burton Y. Berry, United States legation secretary at Istanbul, in whose custody he is returning. Ile is expected to reach New York on May 7. Abduction a Hoax, Ohio Youth Admits FINDLAY, O.. April 28 (UP) -Donald Schoonover, 21, for whom officers a week ago were scouring highways and gang haunts after his disappearance and receipt of a ransom note by his relatives, tonight told Sheriff Lyle Harvitt here a fantastic story of how he hid under a barn two days and two nights because of "worry over debts.” The youth’s automobile was found parked near his farm home last Sunday night. In it was a note which said he had been kidnaped and that instructions would be sent later for payment of S9.000. Authorities expressed doub* that the iote State Plans to Send Children In Poorhouses to Summer Camp Period of Training Proposed by Welfare Bureau; Tucker County Site May Be Used A move to take from county poo mentally normal children under 16 Saturday by the state department LOAN OBTAINED BY LOCAL BANK Depositors iii Charleston I rn*t Company \V ill Receive Payment [houses throughout the state all the who are inmates of them was begun of public welfare and Francis W. • Turner, its director. The proposal call for a three-months "conditioning period” at a CCC ■ camp in Tucker county which no longer is in use. After that the children would be placed in private homes through the dependent-children’s division of the welfare department, lf it is carried out the plan would be >srd that a sur- LONDON. April 28 (UP).—Japan has modified the world’s interpreta- j tion of her “hands off China” declara- I tion so radically that the incident j may now be regarded as closed, in j the opinion of the British govern- ; rn out. Koki Birota, Japanese foreign min- j ister. delivered to Sir Francis Lind- j ley, British ambassador at Tokyo, the j text of a memorandum which has ; been given earlier in the day to | Joseph C. Grew, United States am- ; bassador. It was understood the declaration i reaffirmed Japan’s recognition of the i rights of other powers in China, and i thus was regarded as a distinct soft- j ening of the "hands off” statement { made by a foreign office spokesman j last week. It was officially intimated here that j 1 Sir John Simon, foreign secretary, I would make an announcement in the : house of commons on Monday, de- I ; daring that the assurances given by I j Birota to Lindley were considered j "most satisfactory.” Tt was assumed that the United ! St* w, which throughout the discus- I sion has exchanged views with the j British would be satisfied with the ; British view.    I The opposing attitudes of Britain J and the United States over the Japa- i nose statement were considered rec- J onciled by far-reaching assurances j of Hirota in Tokyo that Japan would I respect the rights of third powers in China and stand by the "open door” commitments of the nine power treaty. Hirota’s attitude apparently retracted the statement on April 17 of Eiio Amati, foreign office spokesman, which was interpreted by other powers as proclamation of an Asiatic Monroe Doctrine by Japan. I . S. Dissatisfied WASHINGTON. April 28 (UP).— Ute United States, it was indicated tonight, still considers Japan's "hands of? China" policy an open question and is not receptive to Tokyo's wish that the incident be dropped. HELD BY POLICE McLaughlin, of Chicago, Denies Taking Part in Bremer Abduction GOVERNOR GUARDED Posses in Arizona Renew Search for Gang Who Hold Young Girl DR. N. G. MORTENSEN Admitting he treated wounds of John Dillinger and his chief aide, John Hamilton, on March 15, and failed to notify authorities, Dr. Mortensen, St. Paul, Minn., health department chief, has been suspended. 14 MEN, WOMEN GET SENTENCES Six Receive Terms From MeClintic in Liquor Conspiracy Case Twelve men and two women, who pleaded guilty to various violations of federal laws during the April term of United States district court, were sentenced Saturday by Judge George W. MeClintic. Included among the inn vever. age threaten!!1. lr uted ic grandm at a farm sd ay, grim death under other. ileal and youth was abducted arrived Tuesday, hot manding ransom and I to the victim. A wide search was entreaties of the frau The youth appeared his home early Wedn* hysterical, telling of ; tors who. he said. re a car near the scene a nee. Sheriff Harvitt exa< ted the s1 the hoax abduction from the after long questioning. He s the officer the spot under th* where he had concealed himself, wit out food, from Sunday night un Tuesday night. He told of sending the ransom notes, explaining he was Mr cy ; o dt i ui der inc dis .av bv ho A pj ii of ii by the Recc -poratinn of &560 OOO I th Ti le b bu of ie bv his cap-:ed him from his rea p pear- VO it h od Corm Tnt do de jail >, i n k i n iced S or W. , will I de po: a •hich C. >c ii st day Git I struction Fi-liquidating 1 Charleston closed soon rtum of 1933, by Banking en. for distr ibu-’1 the closed it ion that mad* Th s of ange a! of . Lead camp my poo men '•.cia part men I mal chil ies an horn s have been ■i for taking Mine w 111 in Tuck-iiccommo- of persons taken from the ie unemployed would be pu’ it the camp for the three-id, d iring with the chil- receive ;#.tdern;c inst me nu ii •Tr im UY debt and worried.” I "heav I The youth told Sheriff Harvitt he still had $450 which he was known to ; have had when he disappeared, money I he earned in the trucking business. Mr Carl Approves Grant For Ohio Flood Project ZANESVILLE. O.. April 28 (UP). -The last barrier tonight was believed removed for the start of work on the flood control and water conservation project in the Muskingum valley. Comptroller General McCall, in Washington, released a federal public works administration giant set aside for the work when he was satisfied the state and its subdivisions had fulfilled their part of the contract with the government. The federal government will supply $22,OW OOO and Ohio and its subdivisions are expected to supply approximately $12,000,000 toward the work which involves construction of a scries of dams along the Muskingum and its tributaries, involving an area of a score of counties stretched from Akron to Marietta. Rejected. Tries to Kill Self CLEVELAND. April 28    (UP).—    ' Love for a girl who refused to give up the city bright lights fur the solitude of a farm home was given today as tin* reason for attempted .suicide of a young Geauga county farmer. Theodore Bajorek sn >n be j a ade d not for rehabilit: lank. Mr. Given said that on would begin as soon as f the loan are worked out, ii bt: "as quickly as possible." is nothing for depositors to batt iv." the banking com rn is--id. "An announcement will soon of procedure for those SU ade ha vt instrwetidn behavior. h ivgi enc. An effort I P abl correct '(in coni \v w ill I POM to sa v I n g ce ive Given of the til the know* tv. eon The cr d creditors, who are the those with trust accounts. od ui full while other de-their funds are in ig accounts, will renal' dividend. Mr. im ate of the amount iild not be made un acted in es and to make in private homes, was the first important taken by the department separation from the fed-organization, which lay by the relief ad-Mr. Turner’s request !‘s, whet I or checki a "substai said an es dividend e claims is to be be- amount of pretence i. but it is expected 25 and 30 per cent, amount of the state’s deposit at the time the bank closed was not announced. Gut Mr. Given said it was considerable. Loans for three other banks, all of them small, and authorization of the reopening of another bank also were announced by the commissioner. The three banks receiving loans from the R.F.U., to be distributed among depositors are the Farmers and Merchants bank of Hamlin, $55,000; the Bank of Whitesville, $45,000; and the Williamson State bank. $45,000. The Mercantile Bank and Trust pa ny at Moundsville will open day morning on with a guarantee Moundsville^ only bank. an unrestricted on all deposits1. eom-Mon-basis It is ur em Ft* IO IT) ct ta tire c with fed over the camp cr count} date 300. A staff ranks of t on duty at months pen dr en would lion as well sanitation a would be i faults may their lives a them accept The move project under under it- new era I-state relief was approved Fr ministration He had asked that the department be relieved of relief connections in order to devote its time and attention to it original duties, one of which is caring for crippled and dependent children. The department Saturday announced its new status with a sign directing persons seeking information concerning relief offices on the top floor of the main unit of the capitol. The sign, hung outside tile welfare offices, read: "No relief matters handled here.” Letters also were being sent out Saturday by Mr. T'on^u1 to county relief officers advising them that he and the department no linger are connected with relief. In presenting his request for tile division to the relief administration, Mr. Turner had pointed out that tile stream of visitors to his office seeking information or advice on relief matters prevented him from running his department. Hearing Galled Iii In this respect, at least, the official attitude here differs from that of Great Britain which apparently has accepted the Japanese explanation. Japanese circles indicated they expected no further reverberations from the April IT statement of their foreign office spokesman. Joseph B. Barnage Is Taken iii Death Word was received in Charleston on Saturday evening of the death at Lakeland, Fla . of Joseph B. Ramage, 80 years old. formerly of Charleston, who has been living in Florida for the last several years. He was a retired coal operator and was well known in the county. Surviving him is a daughter. Mrs. Frank Pilcher, of 3 Pinehurst drive. Funeral services and burial will be held at Lakeland. West Sillers to Get News of Naval Plant I "Interesting news” concerning the naval ordnance plant at South Charleston was promised by Walter M. Lynch, secretary of the West Side Business : Men's association, at the association’s meeting Monday night. The association recently began a movement seeking to have the plant used in the government’s naval building program W. C. Carver will address the gathcr-mg. Boy Kicked iii Head By Horse Is Injured Badly Lernax Nelson, ll years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Nelson, of Bancroft, was in the St. Francis hospital Saturday night with a fractured skull j ce iv cd when he was kicked in I head by a horse at Bancroft on Sat-I urday afternoon. I His condition was reported as seri- ! GUS. rc~ '■ the the ' Ex-Dry Adrift Killed CLEVELAND, April 28 (UP). Police tonight were investigating the mysterious slaying of William Freeman, of Cleveland Heights, former Ohio prohibition agent and police tipster, whose body was found slumped in a small sedan Contested Election Motorists Cautioned as Governor Proclaims Safety Week for State Safety week from May 13 to 20, inclusive, for West Virginia was proclaimed Saturday by Governor Ko nip as Colonel p. D. Shingleton of state police simultaneously issued instructions to all state troopers to cheek on accidents and lights: and brakes of automobiles. The governor’s proclamation cited 356 deaths in automobile accidents in West Virginia last year and pointed out that the nunibci of automobile deaths exceed the number of fatalities in coal mine. . “Much of this appalling loss,” he I continued, "is the result of errors of drivers and pedestrians arid it is fliting and proper that Tiaffic Safety week be proclaimed and observed throughout this date to the end that the citizens of West Virginia who enjoy th*- lawful use of oui public highways may be encouraged to observe Hie law and the rules and regulations, for the operation ol motor vehicles. to respect the rights of others and to civie organizations to cooperate with state police in observing safety week "so that safety on our highways may be promoted, that life and health may be conserved, that human suffering may be preventer! and .sorrow alleviated an*l that our people may be happier and more prosperous because of their individual contributions to the ately of humanity and the preservation of property." Colonel Shingleton also directed captains of both companies of state police lo seek the cooperation of newspapers, American Legion posts, automobile clubs and the schools in ofa-serving the week. He also directed that a careful check and report bo made of I he number of deaths bv automobile accidents during the* week, the number of person: injured, tile number of accidents in winch no one win hurt, the number of accidents cause.i by drunken drivers and the numbei I Opponents to the Republican con-test of the South Charleston city election. through Charles Love, counsel. Saturday night filed a demurrer and , a motion to uuash the contest proceedings. at n special meeting of the I suburban council. Mayor I. ll. Oakes sot Monday I night. May 7. as the date for a hearing I upon the demurrer, i The demurrer set out that tile grounds for tho Republican contest, which was instituted on behalf of Dr. Roy Ray. candidate for mayor, and j the six defeated councilmen, are in-I sufficient in law. j Dr. Ray contends that the Democrats were elected by votes cast in the No. I precinct by residents of the I Armor Park and Lock Six govern-I ment reservations. He seeks to have I the 198 votes in that precinct thrown I out. i The newly-elected city officials u ill 1 take office on May I but, according I to law, the contest must be held bo-: fore the old council However, since I the mayor and five Democratic councilmen were reelected, the two bodies i are almost identical. E. T. Williams Gels Post iii Washington ; E T. Williams, for many years I Charleston agent for the American, Railway Express company, has been j its book: WASHINGTON. April 28 (UP).— The weekly weather outlook for the period April 30 to May 5, inclusive: Ohio Valley: Showers over North portion at beginning of week and rather general .showers Thursday or Friday. Cooler Monday night and Tuesday. Warmer middle of week, and cooler about Friday. 14. who will leave the city jail to begin serving their sentences within a few days, j were four men and two women who j admitted participation in a liquor ring I which ran whiskey into Charleston from Kentucky and Ohio and sold , wholesale to bootleggers. I Confessed members of the gang J were: William S. Johnson, sentenced to a year and a day in Lee Hall. Fort Eus-'tas. Va.; Elmus Bush, year and a day in Lee Hall; Margaret Bono, a year and a day in the federal reformatory for women at Alderson; Leotha Smith, j 60 days in the Kanawha county jail; and john Thomas, four months in ; the Pocahontas county jail. I All were indicted for conspiracy to violate the internal revenue act by j concealing untaxpaid whiskey, ac-. cording to G. T. Danforth, federal i agent in charge of the alcoholic bever- I mer. : ages division of the internal revenue I bureau. The officer ordered the ar-, rest of the six following an investiga-: tion in Charleston last February. I Henry Woo. of Charleston, worker I in a Chinese restaurant, was sentenced to two years in the reformatory at Chillicothe, O.. for a violation of the Harrison anti-narcotic act. He .    .. was convicted during a recent term of j    j I United States court in Huntington, i and had been arrested by federal I agents in a raid on the employees’ I quarters in the Chinese restaurant. He was charged with possession of i smoking opium. I Alva Boggs, of Clay county, was ; I given the heaviest sentence of the 14 j I men and women. He drew live years; j in the federal prison in Atlanta, for j i a violation of the Mann act. Boggs j I confessed participation in a white j I slave ring which transported young ! I women from West Virginia to Can- j ton. O. Others sentenced and the violations j j they admitted wore: J. C. Hicks, of Logan county, a year , : and a day in Lee Hall, violation of I World war veterans act; Leonard j Fairfax, of Fayette county, three j years in Lee Hall for possession of un- j taxpaid whiskey; Walter Treadway, of Fayette county, three years in Lee Hall for possession of untaxpaid whiskey; Tony Spindling, Terry F. Workman and Ed Sanders, all of Charleston. two years each in Lee Hall for posession of untaxpaid whiskey. By The United Press John J. (Boss) McLaughlin, ! prominent Chicago politician, was ; arrested Saturday in connection | with the kidnaping of Edward G. I Bremer, St. Paul banker, on Janu-jary 17. I Although he indignantly denied that he had anything to do with the ! abduction, McLaughlin, a former j state representative, was held under bond of $100,000 for arraignment on May 7. Meanwhile, in Arizona, heavily-; armed state and county officers renewed their hunt for the kidnapers of June Robles. 6 years old, who was abducted three days ago. The search had been held in abeyance at the request of the child’s parents who agreed to pay $15,000 ransom demanded for the child’s release. At Columbus, Ohio. Governor George White scoffed at reports that the Dillinger gang planned to kidnap him and his daughter Mary. Two national guardsmen were assigned to the executive mansion, however. "There’s nothing to it,” the governor insisted. Throughout Minnesota and half a dozen other midwestern states, posses renewed the far-flung drive to apprehend Dillinger. George (Baby Face) Nelson. 22-year-old killer for the mob, was believed nearing the end of the trail of depredation and violence which has marked the progress of the gang. Dillinger himself was believed in hiding in the Wisconsin woods. Politician Arrested CHICAGO. April 28 (UP)—The trail of the $200,000 paid the kidnapers of Edward G. Bremer, St. Paul banker, led today to the arrest of John J. (Boss) McLaughlin, prominent Chicago Democratic politician, j McLaughlin, a former state repre- ■ sentative was seized on a warrant is-: sued by United States Commissioner j Edwin K. Walker on a charge of con-I spiracy in connection with the kid-j naping of Bremer last January 17. ; The arrest of McLaughlin in his ; home resulted from information given I department of justice agents by Wil- ■ Ham E. Vidler, ex-convict and reputed I gambler. The agents found $2,665 of I the Bremer ransom money in Vidler’s I pockets. j District Attorney Dwight H. Green i swore out warrants charging Mc-j Laughlin and Vidler with "conspiring I to kidnap Edward Bremer ... in St. j Paul on January 17, 1934.” The com-! plaint charged Richard Roe and John I Doe "did kidnap and transport Bre vi cst Coast Shaken SAN JOSE. Calif.. April 28 (UP)— A sharp earthquake jolted San Jose and Santa Clara today but caused no carnage. Business Gain Shown by Increase In Telephones, Meters for Utilities Is use every needless Ie iii juries th The gov enoeavc ■ nf Iii*1 in retd " OI ui ge ld proven! tin Cl aud of ai re Each 6 p. rn. ors wi highways the! e v. ii all troupe horns. drunken drivers*. night during the week from to ! I p rn. all available troop-i rheck automobiles en Hi*1 ’s for defective lights and ill be a one-day chock, with ju defective brakes and transferred to the Washington office I of the company and will leave in the near future. Mr. Williams will return from I Washington, where he has been conferring on his new post, Monday, ii* ; will be chief clerk in the office <u the general manager of the South Atlantic division. More telephones, gas. water and electric meters are in use in the Charleston industrial arca now than were in use a year ago. according to records obtained from the public service companies that provide those services. The reports of these companies arc taken to substantiate bank figures, and business conditions generally, which for the last several months have shown steady gains in virtually all lines. The United Fuel Gas company reports that it has 450 more domestic meters in the residences of the district. including Charleston. South Charleston, St. Albans, Dunbar, Nitro and other communities, than it had on at this time a year ago. From the West Virginia Water Service company it was learned that there had been a gain of 469 water meters in service over last year. The number of meters on its books at the end of March was 15,096 as compared to 14,-627 on March 31, 1933 ported that it was undergoing heavy losses because many persons were having their telephones taken out, reports now that this loss has stopped entirely and that the company is experiencing a gain in subscribers. It added, however. that while the gain is taking place, it has not yet been sufficient to run the present number of subscribers up to the total of a year ago. The fact that the loss of subscribers has stopped and that gains are showing the company construes as a strong indication that business generally is increasing. Similar gains ate noted by the Appalachian Electric Power company. which, has reported an approximate gain of Kl per cent in the amount of domestic consumption of electricity as compared with last year. This applies throughout the territory it serves, including Charleston and South Charleston The pick-up in domestic consumption of electricity began about a year ago. and there are now about 800 more Two Others Are Hunted Green did not identify the other two men sought in the abduction, and said that when, and if, they are arrested they will be arraigned before Commissioner Walker and removal proceedings instituted to take them to St. Paul. McLaughlin was indignant concern-He was questioned for I several hours. He and Vidler were j arraigned late today before Commis-j sioner Walker and ordered held on j $100,000 bond each for a hearing May I 7 on the government’s request for re-j moval to St. Paul. I McLaughlin’s 17-year-old son was j arrested by federal agents on the floor j of the board of trade, where he was i employed as a messenger boy. He I was taken to the federal building for j questioning. Harold Nathan, assistant chief of j the federal bureau of investigation j under J. Edgar Hoover, arrived from | Washington and immediately went I into conference with department of j justice operatives. Nathan was as-; signed to the Bremer kidnaping investigation several months ago. McLaughlin’s arrest was not Us ! first brush with federal authorities. I He was seized last fall on a charge j of complicity in the $250,000 loop mail robbery of December, 1932. He was at liberty on bond pending trial. Linked to Mail Robbery He was linked by federal agents in the mail robbery with Edgar B. Lebcnsberger. his partner in a night club and gambling establishment, and Gus Winkler, notorious gangster. Lebcnsberger shot himself to death a few hours before a warrant was issued for the arrest of himself and McLaughlin. Winkler was shot to death several weeks ago in front of Commissioner Charles H. Weber’s beer depot. Melvin H. Purvis, chief of the Chicago office of the department of justice, division of investigation, declined to reveal the information obtained from Vi Ider which caused the arrest of McLaughlin. The politician admitted an acquaintance with Vidler but denied giving him any of the money found on the (Continued on Page 12. Column 7> A. W Levin on SHOPPERS AND BUYERS Department Stores GUIDE Page Sec. Cox Bros Women’s Ready-to-W’ear J Quality Shop ... .............. Dress Shop .................... The Vogue .................. . j Betty’s, Inc .................. Diamond Bros................. i Darling Shop ................. H. O Baker Wood rums’ ; Kcarse i Rialto ..... : Virginian Greenbrier I Capitol Co Furniture Theaters Tile Chesapeake and { phone company, w hich Potomac T a veal ago lo ck re Miscellaneous The Elite Laundry Co..... Kanawha Banking &: Trust Men’s & Boy’s Snop ....... Hollywood Beauty Parlor ,    ,    ,    ,    i Charleston Laundry Co. ... domestic electric meters in service j Lincoln Boot Shop ........ than st this lime in 1933.    Clutter Typewriter Co...... The electric company during the dc- Arter Paint & Glass Co. .., pression years experienced losses z,mme,Ra,tcn (.Continued on P Co. age 12, Column 8) St Save Supply Co. j Capitol Light Co. 1r 7 ID 12 ;
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