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Charleston Daily Mail (Newspaper) - February 10, 1937, Charleston, West Virginia FAIR WEST VIRGINIA: Fair and continued cold Wednesday night; Thursday fair with rising temperature. FINAL EDITION VOLUME 88 TITE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE UNITED PRESS CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY IO. 1937 18 PAGES FIVE CENTS COURT’S REFORM IS DECLARED WAY TO DICTATORSHIP HOUSE ATTACK Ohio Leader Urges Body to Do Ow n rn Legislating WASHINGTON. Feb. IO (AP) —In the first burst of Democratic opposition on the house floor to President Roosevelt’s court re-form program. Representative Lamneck, Democrat, Ohio, suggested today it might lead to a “•pitier, a Mussolini or a Stalin government.’’ Lamneck spoke shortly before the house planned to take up a bill for retirement of supreme court judges at 70—a part of the judiciary reform plan recommended by Mr. Roosevelt. “How long’’ the Ohioan asked. “Will we permit the executive branch of government to do our legislating fo>- us? Should Meet Challenge ‘‘I hope the time has arrived when we will meet this challenge to the usurping of our powers and duties and serve notice thai we intend to insist that the executive occupy his portion: that the iudiei-arv shall occupy its position, and that the legislative branch of government will do the lob the constitution intended it to do. ’ Lamneck spoke shortly after President Roosevelt had arranged a series of conferences with congressional leaders on his court eforni proposals. The meeting was designed, some officials believed, to In Congress By the Associated Pre** Senate Wednesday Routine business. La Follette committee continues investigation of industrial espionage Finance committee considers extension of reciprocal trade agreement*. Subcommittee on appropriations takes up independent offices bill. House Wednesday Considers bill for voluntary retirement of supreme court justices at 70. Military affairs committee continues hearings on bill to take profits out of war Flood control committee opens hearings on ways to prevent further floods. Congress Tuesday House approved extension of President's pow cfs to negotiate reciprocal trade agreements. Senate in recess. amplify and expand his aims. White House aides announced the conferences as IO Democratic representatives banded together to unite opposition to the President's program. two minor phases of which w«-re on the house calendar for immediate debate. Five Democratic senators were sin,mooed to the White House for a discussion this afternoon. Thev were Senators Neelv. of West V -g:n;a: McCain an. of Nev ada: McGill. of Kansas:    Hatch, of New Mexico, and Hughes, of De I aw arc. Supporting President MeCarran. who once served as c hief justice of tile sum erne court of Nevada and Hughes arc s.uunoi ne the President. The others have not publicly committed themselves ort Ins plan. Senator Logan and Repre*entat e ''•' son. both Kentucky Democrat*. .ere invited to confer with Mr Roosevelt later this afternoon Thev were asked to come to discuss other matters a- well a* the judiciary recommendations. Logan once served as chief justice of- his states court of appeal'. The IO hone Democrats who joined in opposition to tire P.r-:-i Continued on Page 18. Column 5» Rivers- Weather Cold and cloudy weather made up the morning here on Wednesday. The temperature dipped to 27 5 degrees for the night s low mark ai d at 8 a. rn. Wednesday it had onD risen half a degi cc Ti e lowest temperature for February thus far : * ll degree.', which was. registered on the tm rd day <>f the mo1 th. Snow flu - Streams Rise; Snow in Valley A touch of winter visited Charleston Wednesday. Snow flurries fell during the morning and the temperature dipped to the 20 s. At 2:45 p. rn. the thermometer reading was 29 degrees, v Inch was almost two point,* above the night's minimum. The temperature at noon was 27.5 degree* -the same as the night's Sow mark. Precipitation during the I a > I few days has sent the waters in the Elk river over its banks at the low points. The Kanawha river at Charleston had risen to 18.2 feet Wednesday and was stationary early in Cie afternoon. This river stage i.' about 12 feet above the the pool stage. At Kanawha Fall*, rainfall measured .38 of an inch and the river stage at that point was 12.2 feet and rising. At Hinton the stage of the New River was 5.6 feet, rising. Rainfall there since Tuesday was measured at 14 of an inch. The Ohio river at Point Pleasant was 28 feet, rising. No rainfall was reported at Point Pleasant. An inch of rain fell Tuesday at Clay and aided in sending tile stage of the Elk river at that point to 6 2 feet. DROUGHT AREA POLICY URGED Roosevelt Put* Long-Run Plan Before Congress to Revamp Economy WASHINGTON. Feb. IO i APL— President Roosevelt urged congress today to formulate a "long-run” policy for readjusting the agricultural economy of prairie states combating | drought and dust storms. I In transmitting a report from his great plains drought committee “for ; the information” of congress, the President suggested a fedcral-state-private alliance in a "new economy' based on conservation and effective utilization of water resources. The committee report stressed the need for a permanent change in farming methods in the drought-: deva'tated prairie region. It pro-■ po'ed n eat inn of a new federal agency to direct the program in cooperation with states and private organizations. "If economic deterioration of th*1 great plains regions . . . is to be stopped it will be only because the I nation takes the situation in hand promptly, emphatically and completely.” said the commission in a 194-page report to the Pre'idem. ( overs W ide Region The area involved covers much of the land between the Mississippi river and the Rocky Mountains from I Canada to Mexico. Morris Cooke. W ho recently resigned a^ rural electrification administrator, is chairman of the committee The President said the report indicated the problem v a* "much more fundamental” than merely relieving a "courageous and energetic people who have been stricken by several years of drought during a period of economic depression " "Depression and drought have only accentuated a situation which has been long developing.” Mr. Roo.'evelt said, adding: "Ti e problem is one of arresting tile decline of an agricultural econ-omv not adapted to the climatic conditions because of lack of information and understanding at the tune of settlements, and readjusting that economy' in the light of later experience and of scientific information now available.” Can Re Solved Hr said the problem was one that "can be solved but the solution will take tune " "Therefore.” the President added. "a policy should be determined, a long-run program formulated, and execution begun w ithout undue delay." The committee of experts said tile problem of the area was "arresting the decline of an agricultural economy not adapted t«> tile climate conditions and of readjusting ti s economy m the light of experience and scientific information now available " < Continued on Page IR (’n. mm ?■ < Ties fell during the temperate the night's mu t a lion here si’ measured .10 ; e da At e had fallen im urn mark. ce Tuesday ll a rn. back to Preen p. ■ at noon \\ a cwt mo ‘mc* for At Sun rose Sun 'sets' ;.44 nesday .28 2 45 p. rn. Wed ne'dav ____29 Min. Tuesday ..... 2Y    5 Max Tuesday ....... 52 River Stage* The Kanawha at Charleston. IT 9 feel, ) ming. at Kau a w ti a Fall*.    12 2    feet,    rishis: .36 nu n ran. Tlte New at    Hinton,    5 6 feet. n mg: .14 inch ram. The Ohio at Pl. Pleasant. 17.9 feet. rising Temperatures at 8 a. rn. from representative cutie* reported to United States weather bureau: 1    a.    - JST IT*' rn. Temperature* 8 a. rn Wed - New York Breton .. Miami ........ Chicago ...... Denver S>n Francisco New Orleans 32 Columba* its S‘ Louis 74 Sector . 2 Pittsburgh I?. Le Mc Rock 4ti Parkersburg 40 Elkin*..... 14 he 20 IO .na 22 2R 2« .20 Want Garter Snakes at A Dime Apiece Farmers of West Virginia who read the agricultural advertisements in tile Market Bulletin monthly publication of the tate department of agriculture, soon will find one of the most unusual ads in the history of the publication. The next issue of the Bu’lctm va i carrs this advertisement Wanted Live garter snake* 'Pen cent each and postage ■ i be paid fur these snakes up unto .June I. 1937. As they are poi Sect. iv harmless they may bf mailed They should be put iii .-mall wooden boxes or heav cardboard boxes with a few nail hole for ventilation. marked perishable, and addressed to a. M. Reese de partment of botan*/ and zoning• , Morgantown, W. Va.” In a letter to W. Ch Handlan. editor of tim Bu elm Reese ex plained that Pete! Hampstead a graduate .student of the state university. is doing ic'-earrh woi k "ii snake* and needed scores of toe small reptiles. Mentioned for Supreme Court Posts I HOUSE TO ACT ”    ’    ON    DISPUTED REVENUE BILL Fight Is Expected oil Exclusion of Sales lax Cuts A resolution condemning President Roosevelt's reorganization plan for the U. S. supreme court vv as introduced Wednesday in the state senate by Senator L. O. Curtis, Republican. of Roane county. It called the plan an attack on the court to insure the passage of legislation that has been dc-i dared unconstitutional. The 1 resolution was sent to the judiciary committee. The house labor committee reported out favorably on a bill • creating an examining board for miners. A strong house movement, evidently headed by Delegates J. ; Alfred Taylor and George W. Oldham, came in evidence Wednesday with the objective of resist ins the omission of foodstuff exemptions from the consumers sales tax. The deletions were favored by Hie finance committees of both senate and house, in reports filed ; Tuesday. The measure was to come up a* a special order of business on second reading in the house at 2:15 o'clock, and w as on the same position on the regular calendar in the senate Indi-Mcntioned for possible appointment to lite supreme court under cation.* in the house were ’hat an the reorganization plan are: top row, left to right, Donald Rich- k -n°    T    bul    ^ecJncsda-’ cc    1    °    probably would be marie. berg. Judge Florence E. Allen of sixth circuit court of appeals Another bill expected to attrap and Felix Frankfurter: second row, Attorney General Homer S.    much interest as it progresses is a Cummings, Senator Robert F. Wagner and Solicitor General Stan-    niea*uie on fir.*; reading in toe house ley F. Reed: bottom row. James H Landis, Robert H Jackson.  --- assistant attorney general: Lloyd K Garrison, dean of University of Wisconsin law school, and Samuel I. Rosemary of New York supreme court. In thr Legislature Senate Wednesdav WOMAN FREED DENTISTS OPEN IN BET KILLING AREA MEETING Virginia Wife Released iii Kanawha L!ini<* In Br Cor Up /enod - p. ’n passage eve* t- )ge 25 per cent of !’;ie membership of the co on interstate cooperation Senate Tuevdav n nm' A: -out ti ■ > Vh Second Trial \ftcr Her First Font irtion \ddrcs*cd h\ Brown; Flan Banquet Ac ie f I g c ‘pled a conf! feet ive date HOPEWELL. V, IO Tim I I I V a ga it nat Iv on-a-in-la- Mr Kat rh 18. charged it" slaying How aid W AP AI req u ir id passe i a I - ■I Wed start of her schcdu rn Hopewell circuit Tile 18-v cai -old romance sat w cep; wealth'.* Attorney offered a motion charge Judge Marshall plied: "I think ‘he moth ‘he case ;.* nol pr The judge, who si dict of a jury which victed the girl of slaughtei veal pc; deled Lr Mrs Abel fir** trial th; Watkins to w and then she her bedroom Since Judge Peterson first conviction and set veal* the girl acquired a \ a 11 < distr Pe’ c: I* pre Di Charles Tile p >thcr sect I the Reft r fifth ani bv the K« for dont!-option of ti tate associ ms beld une lected bv ho D Cc mer aud t>e i lea-e o iii of voluntary man-i recommendad a five-term. immediate!' oi-Mr-. Abernathy bv testified at hoi die had a date with a bet I rom her * stor im when he invaded known ti Dr Bi o’clock subjects trends ii fee’s of act on til RegisL at 9 o'ch pal speaker for t Homer C Bro the American D< cho is intern, ntal circles v after! u inclu ital I fede House Wednesday Convened at 2 p. rn Consideration of revenue cia) order of busine** Fair trade practices d< a'id five other bills up on reading for passage House Tuesday Re coted bill requiring th tioiia! committeemen be popular party vote Parsed and sent to senate bill prohibiting commis.'inner* of account from passing upon th Ll* own accounts Pa-sod and sent to 'enate bill requiring free >afetv equipment for miners Passed and sent to senate bill requiring pas moot of prevailing wage stale to workers engaged upon public works. Adjourned at 7 p rn. • I (ion he den r-t -pc bena at I h e i e FL S< vie th od-to Pro- Briefly Stated I Airplane < rash—Eleven as dead after air plan rn San Franci.-co bay. .Mattson Kidnaping .Luo Donald, ex-convict. I * poet rn Mattson kidnai < on11 Reorganization—T part of Roosevelt s •'< ganizatiou program, b Auto Strike Gov i i nor IO; on N; lock The fir t . in., was T E Mot cai cli I a hoi at*u ■ of t* | Randolph company. H ade the "Technical Review of "f five Aspect of the (told C; band. ' U*ed bv Average I). ----------- duce Small Castings His lecture aud demonstrator were followed by lunch. Speaker.' fin the afternoon vert to be Hi Frank St,mr. profe *<>r el crown and bridgework at the Oho State linnet-it- and Dr Brown A banquet for the dentists will be gin at 7 o clock. Early Wcdiiesdav representative! (Continued on Page IR Column 7’ Ping ct up bes iii' trom issuing injunction* rn labor dispute.*. A sirni-lar bill now is being studied by the .-enate judiciary committee The houae labor committee Tuesday reported the Full our favorably. Committees Inactive House committee* were inactive Wednesday because of the bod.' * late session Tuesday. The dee is :on to bring up the revenue bill Wednesday a* a special Ci der was made Tuesday atte Chairman Junius M Strouss. of the finance committee, had reported out Mc- .-' i.- - hill fa v mtinued Pi 18. ( I ) Ads and Ethics Debated In Labor Act llit- 1 a ti oms act v al guarantee charges Join Press. iii I l w. agau 75. one of Jai • taHiles.* steel, a Lee Dav Is st Ax die. f i Est I f T - aft*, , rn id In < ol* rr-ution- }>i(W , in ar- Tile ’ 'CSII; Shed iu< oi s Pi tt' - bv til: ! dent ii- , t " I I \ u rom- i undo] Hic Water Hoi to I pa MV • you stoa is scu re h fed- i tim * of hioii •haiige door. In (lase of Toothaches Hunt for Obscure Sign, Doctor Advises Doubting Editor h'lcgate ’ long a illuminated u h subjects a* of a lie obb SEC I ight—North American pa ny and American Work.' and Electric con two of major power sv drop fight and register wo eral securities and cxc commission. Drought .Mes>age — P * Roo.sevolt ,t.-k congree long-run policy for contiol of drought and dust storm.*. \\ e ride I Kidnaping—Faut H W codol take.'* stand in trial of three men accused of kidnaping him < ^ i si at ive to find la w s I d e ii t to oi tat t and denies ] pi onrranged. Dentists Mr clof Kanawha e’\ ojvened a ent. abduction wa -Fifth anmia Valle i city clinic Dental soriel th 65 pies- ld lac req 11red to wear v lien they go nosing tails. i good dent I ’ voi is to look until find a mail. dignified ob-sign upon an office door -ign being the name of an I practitioner. Open the walk in and you will meet tim one sought rhus did Delegate J () Bailiff of Wyoming county a doctor bv profession tell the home Tuesday how any one of lh* members who might be stricken with tooth ache. stomach ache or anv other ailment, while in a strange town, city or place. could find the pi opei one to relieve them of their nu. i i v in an ethical way. The question came up during consideration of the so-called "practice of dentistry” bill-de-prolnbit dentist.* from rn any wa except F>v I placing small "dignified 1 Sign eel am ort i upon their office door* or bv running -mall “card*" in ncvvspapei* Delegate J Alfred Taylor of Layette county a newspaper nub-lilier and editor, led the fight a ca inst the bill and offered many amendments to strike from it w hat he called undesirable feature- became, he said they Tint onlv invaded the freedom of the m< Iud abo took awa. individual liberties Most of lu.* amend moots were lost (>n<* rd Mr Tavlor’s amendment plopped that the lull's (Cohibition against the mo of electric or "glaring signs bv den* LM be -Irickcn out In support of his idea that large sign.*, especially “glaring' ones, might be used bv a dentist to call attention to his place of practice, Mr. Taylor said that a year ago he was in Jacksonville. Fla., and needed a dentist in a hurry. He looked for a sign. lie said— Delegate Bailiff interrupted to sav that that wan t the wav to find a good dentist Delegate Taylor asked Dr. Bailiff what lie won*- propose then rn tile way to bod a good rj rn it t arid the W\o (Continued on Page ll, Column 6t 11 GIVEN UP AS DEAD IN AIRLINER’S CRASH INTO BAY OF SAN FRANCISCO Wendel Denies His Kidnaping PLANE NEARLY Was Prearranged With Parker; REACHES PORT Charges New Jersey Detective Was Brains of Plot; Aided iii Lindbergh Probe NEW YORK. Fob IO 'AP*.— Paul H Wendell, former Trenton, N. J lawyer, today testified that Ellis H. Parker, Sr., chief of Burlington county. N. J . detectives had assigned him to es tab list! some “contact with the underworld'' in the investigation of tile Lindbergh kidnaping. Wendel. complaining witness in the trial of three men charged with kidnaping him and torturing him into confessing falsely to the Lindbergh kidnaping, said he agreed to help Parker. “I told him.” said the middleaged witness, "that I had one (contact* in Chicago. He said he had another in New York. "And why.” queried Defense Counsel Burton Turku* on cross-examination, • did Parker want to know your contacts with the underworld?'' "Because he wanted to get the baby back,” responded Wendel. Wendel. on the stand a second da\. had told the Kings county court and jury that he considered the defendants. Murray Bleefeid. Harry Weiss and Martin Schlos* man, mere "dupes” for Parker, whom he called the "brains'' of a plot to kidnap him early rn 1936 and delay electrocution of Brum* Th LEWIS DELAYS MOTOR PARLEY Hope Brid That Meeting of Hi* A(hiM>i> May Be Peace Factor DETROIT. Fob. IO 'AP*. -Representative' of General Motor* Corp and labor considered a definite plan of 'tiake settlement for two and three quarter hours today, then recessed for two hour* Governor Frank Murphy sam “The situation was unchanged from last night ’ and announced that another conference would be-g n at J 30 or 4 o clock tins aft- DETROIT. Fob IO *AP» John L. Lewis, director-general of 'trikes against Gene a1 M hor* automotive unit*, anet the board of strategy of the United Automobile Workers of America met today •. a poshly significant se**ion that delayed the opening of toe thirteenth assembl' of Governor Frank Murphys strike lilt- ut>aia or strategy, once empowered to cal! a general strike of all union mem Lei - employed bv Genera! Motors, has the authority to approve a proposal for settlement of the bifei dispute that lias halted the corporation* pa' se tiger car production. Negotiator* working ii constant communication vv it h Washington sought in today > cnnfcience to close the last gap separating position* of the union and General Motor representative. who have explored a number of settlement possibilities. Scan (I la *s Agreement Before the conferee* in today'* meeting, it was learned authoritative!.'. were proposals based on toe reedit agreement that ended the Libby-Ow ens-Ford glass strike at Toledo This provided for lecogn -Loo of the glass worker.*' federation as bargaining spokesman for it* members only Tile automobile workers’ demand that the union be recognized a* sole bargaining agency in at least 20 of General Motors' 69 automotive plants ha* been the stumbling block rn I (ton Strike Front B> The Associated Pros Hopes for settlement of Gen-* al Motors strike rise as negotiators meet tor thirteenth tune. Governor Frank Murphy sos “not a great deal separate.* them:’' extent ut union recognition still reported as gap to be bridged Undisclosed new proposal for solution reported under consideration. President Roosevelt reveal' Ie urged both side- to etui their depute quickly. Trade journal sav* 40 poi cent of motor industry's potential production lo*t with General Motor* v irtually idle. Chrysler corporation announce* wage increase aggregating $13.-000.(MIO to $14.OOO.OOO annually peace negotiation*. Recession from this stand, it was under-tood, would be accompanied by definite guarantees that the corporation would show no partiality to other bargaining agencies in any negotiations foi settlement of disputes. William S Kmidsen, executive vat*' president of General Motor*, and hi* ;»*.-oi'nit es arrived at the conference loom at 10 45 a in. to find Governor Murphy and James F. Dewey, federal labor department conciliator, ahead' present. Delays Appearance I.ewis. chairman of the committee for in lustred organization which i* supporting tile auto strike*, delayed his appearance while he talked to the union board of strategy. Lee Pressman. C. I O. counsel, and Wyndham Mortimer, union vice president, were the union repre-iContinued on Page 18 Column 2» — Mart a savings account. Savings carn currcnl rate of IS per annum. Insured for safe!' up lo V>.OOO br an agency of I *. government laming* begin immediately. Charleston federal Savings & Loan A«*n. —Adv. Richard Hauptmann who died April 3, 1936. for the Lindbergh ! slaying.    j Wendel denied that his alleged ; kidnaping was •prearranged" ! with Parker. , “I took Parker and his secretary. Anna Barling, to Leonia. N. ! J . to see a man named Frank I Calabrese in 1932 before the body of the Lindbergh baby was found.” He informed Parker of this, Wendel told Burton B. Turk us. defense counsel, shortly after the Lindbergh kidnapping in March, 1932 when Parker conferred with him about the ease. Some time in March of that year, he admitted, he got $200 from Parker for expense* for himself and Calabre.*e. the money was given with the understanding that they were to go to Chicago, | but they did not go. Wendel said, though Calabrese “made a contact there.’’ “Why did Parker want to know your contacts with the underworld?" Turku.* asked. “Because lie wanted to get the baby back Wendel replied. Wendel testified yesterday that he was forced by torture to “contes* kidnaping the Lindbergh baby. HUNT ANOTHER IN ABDUCTION Ex-Loiivict Is Seized in Mattson Lase; Reputed Companion Sought SEATTLE. Fob. IO (AP J.—State Patrol Chief William Cole set out today in que.'t of a "red-haired w oman” for questioning as the reputed eon pan ion of a man held a* a suspect in the kidnap-kiUmg of 10-year-old Charles Mattson, Tacoma physician’s son. Cole *a;d De expected to pick up the woman at Steilacoom, near Tacoma. and that questioning her might shed further light on the prisoner* activities. Families of the three children who witnessed 10-year-old Charles Mattson’* abduction from his Tacoma home December 27. denied a Seattle police officials statement that the youngsters would seek to identify the suspect in a police lineup. Denies Police Report Charles' mother. Mrs. W W. Mattson. in Tacoma, said “there is nothing to the report” that her son. William. 16. and daughter, Muriel. 14. would come here to confront the man. "The children are not going to Seattle to look at the man," she said. A similar denial was issued by the family of Virginia Chatficld, 15. who was a Mattson house guest and also -«iw the masked man seize Charles and leave a note demanding $28,000 Tile ransom never was paid, as Charles’ nude and battered body was luund near Everett January ll. beton. Charles' father could contact the kidnaper. Police Officer's Report A Seattle pollee officer, who demanded his name be withheld, had said the three children would see the suspect, who gave his name as H. A. Po*t 32. former San Quentin (Calif.* prison inmate. Police here identified the man as James G. McDonald, former inmate of San Quentin penitentiary iii California and arrested here several times on minor charge*. They said the latter name was an alias. The man steadily denied any connection with the crime but William Cole. chief of tile Washington state police, said he fitted the bearded kidnaper s description and his movement.* at tile time of tile kidnaping were suspicious. Found Near Everett Little Charles' nude and battered body stabbed iii the back—was found frozen near Everett. Wash.. ending efforts of his father. Dr. W. W Mattson. Tacoma physician, to alive for a demanded him ransom $28 OOO. Me Donald contradictor y 'Continued i his *tatcnicnts termed by Police Detective A. >n F’sge IS Columti 6 > Field Attaches See (Taft Fall Into Shallow Water SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. IO (AP)—Its ll occupants given up for dead, a wrecked United Airlines plane was found early today under water in south San Francisco bay where it plunged last night after passing up a landing field. “There is no possibility anyone on board is alive,” said B. M. Doolin, San Francisco airport manager, after inspecting the wreckage. Several prominent westerners, including a millionaire, were on board. Later shifting tides pushed over the wreckage of the 12-ton ship, submerging it as a derrick and deep sea diver prepared to go to the scene, one and one-fourth miles from Mills field. The tragedy increased to 43 the number who have died in Western transport crashes since December 15. Rams Nose Into Bay When found, the plane lay on its back with only about IO feet of the fuselage protruding. Its nose was rammed into the muddy bottom of the bay within a few miles of the airport over which it flew a few' minutes before it dived into the bay about 9 o'clock. PST. last night. William Reed, noted diver, said the most practical procedure was to lift the plane by derrick and remove the bodies after the wreckage has been ferried to the United Air Line* shops in Oakland, across the bay from the airport. An eyewitness said the plane Pilot W as Veteran LOS ANGELES. Feb. IO (UPV — A. R (Tommy i Thompson. 40, Pilot of tile United Airlines transport which crashed in San Fran-ci.'Co bay. was one of the most experienced flyers on the Pacific coa*t. his fellow pilot* said todav. The flyer had more than 10.000 hours in the air. most of them over the Los Angeles-San Francisco run He was considered a cool pilot capable of meeting virtually anv emergency without losing his head Thompson war a widower, residing in Burbank Cal. He lias two children. Thomas. IO. and Janet. 8 His wife died several years ago. Tile co-pilot Joe De Cessaro. was 29. He resided in North Hollywood with his w ife and a baby. He had been w itll United Airlines for several years The stewardess. Ruth Elizabeth Kimmel. was graduated from Bryan Memorial hospital nursing school rn Lincoln. Neb., in 1934. She resigned as hospital supervisor two veals ago to take the stewardess position. Mardi Gras In South Ends In Death of Five NEW ORLEANS. Feb. IO <APi— New Oilcan* counted five dead. lei; :t* bruise', held its head and • wrv ev cd littered streets today in Lenten penitence it* gay Mardi Gra* «i memory. A* tilt' chimes cathedral tolled 200-year old French carnival was over. But the courts of Rex. Mardi Gras ruler, and Comus, one of the most exclu. ive carnival organization.'. danced until dawn in municipal auditorium and plebeian stragglers wended the streets past daylight. Four persons died in automobile accidents and a Negro woman wats wounded fatally by an accidental discharge of a pistol in a barroom. A masker was injured critically toppling from a tin rd-story gal-the heart of the French Five persons were stabbed of old St. Louis midnight in the quarter, the in lo ITV : IX quarter made a loud noise when it hit—a “big wham." Occupants Announced The ll occupants, announced by United Airline officials were: Rodgers Meyer, Ridgewood, N. J. M. I.orgc, 2100 Hauser boulevard, Los Angeles. Mark Fontana. 57, millionaire manufacturer and yachtsman, San Francisco. J. F. Gilmore. 3855 Santa Fe avenue, Los Angeles, R. Margaroni, San Bruno. C'alif. II. B. Friedlander. 2602 East 25th street, Los Angeles. John Grennan. Sr., prominent real estate man. Berkeley. Calif. ■* His daughter, Gertrude, a socially prominent bride-to-be. Pilot Tommy Thompson, one of the West's veterans. Co-Pilot Joe de Cessaro. Stewardess Ruth Kimmel. Cause Undetermined Tile cause of the accident- prior to la*t night 32 persons had died since December 15 in Far West transport era*hcs^ can not bo determined official.* said, until after toe plane has been salvaged. Airport attendants were mystified when the plane, coming into the airport from 1-o.s Angeles, obtained (Continued on Page 18. Column 4* Ken Murray: NEW YORK. Feb. IO—Looks as if Franklin Roosevelt is the second American to fire a shot heard 'round the world when you realize the magnitude of the conflict he ho.* stai ted w itll hi.s supreme court recommendations .    . . In (ne game of political pool, F. D. IT is getting tned of trying to vvm at nine-ball, and now wants the filii rack of fifteen. There may    have    been    some question over    who    killed    Cock Robin Filii Franklin never had am doubt about who put the finger on the Blue Eagle. Student* of    political economy predict that this will cause the biggest battle    evet    waged    over any principle of government since the Civil war . . . After it s over, I .suppose someone will write a book called “Gone With the Nine." I don't know whether Mr. Roosevelt will go down in history a.* the greatest president of the Democrats, but it s a cinch they'll have to admit he was the life'of the party. ;