Charleston Daily Mail (Newspaper) - January 16, 1935, Charleston, West Virginia
WEST VIRGINIA: Rain or sleet tonight; Thursday rain and warmer, colder Thursday night.
ROOSEVELT INVITES U. S. ADHERENCE TO THE WORLD COURT
TWO SLAIN BY BANK BANDITS
ACT FOR PEACE
President Implies His Opposition to Curbs Upon Membership
DEBATE IS STARTED
Johnson and Borah Will Lead Opposition With Robinson Favoring
■\ WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (AP).— American adherence to the World court to further “peace" was asked of the senate today by President Roosevelt as the capital hummed m with unanswered speculation over ♦J possible administration monetary moves.
Mr. Roosevelt turned aside all queries from the press on use of the government's $2,000,000,000 stabilization fund to halt extreme fluctuations caused in international exchange by nervousness over the forthcoming supreme court ruling on the administration’s action in stopping gold payments on con- j tracts.
But observers considered it significant that even then Secretary Mor-genthau and Attorney General Cummings were in conference. Mr. Mor-genthau directs the stabilization fund while Mr. Cummings has the last say on the legality of federal moves.
The brief Roosevelt message to a
Townsend Pension Bill Introduced in House
WASHINGTON. Jan. 16 (APL— Confidence that the Townsend plan would pass congress this session was expressed by Representative Mc-Groary, Democrat, California, as he introduced a bill for $200 a month pensions for all United States citizens over 60 years old.
Mr. Roosevelt’s own social security program is to go to the capitol tomorrow along with a 30.000-word report covering old age pensions, unemployment insurance and public health.
Belief that a bonus bill will be presented to the house which “all bonus advocates will support’’ was expressed by representative Vinson, Democrat. Kentucky, who introduced the American Legion’s plan.
At the same time, however, backers of the measure presented by Representative Batman, Democrat. Texas, went ahead with plans for a meeting tomorrow night to decide the best way of getting his bill on the statute books.
Mr. Vinson, reminded that major difference between his and that proposed by Patman was in the method of payment, said “that
Three Captured, Another Is Suicide iii Illinois After Foray, Gun Battle
CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 16, 1935
Criminal Trials Halted by Most SUBMIT BILLS Magistrates After Court Ruling ON HOME RULE
Clarification of Procedure Awaited; Swamping of Higher Courts Predicted by Officials
PRICE 5 CENTS
I Wednesday that, in view of the state
IIM rnHlMFIFT FI i supreme court ruling Tuesday holding iii VAJniiriiLLiU j that thev cannot collect their fees
from the criminal cases they hear, they are .shelving all misdemeanor cases coming before them until something definite is worked out in the courts.
The exception is Justice J. A. de-j Gruyter, Sr., who said that he had a j misdemeanor case coming up before I him Wednesday afternoon and that he 1 was going ahead and try it. Tile case, concerning parents arrested on a truancy warrant, provides for a fine. In
Cashier and Sheriff Killed Bul Robbery Is Foiled; Another Injured
LA SALLE. 111., Jan. 16 (AP).— running gun fight through three counties ended today with the capture of three bank robbers and the
suicide of a fourth. Before they were ----- —^
j j .. ti__v j i j I will continue to issue felony warrants
rounded up the robbers had killed two ,____,, , , • .
. tand handle felony cases where the
men, a sheriff and a bank cashier, and ■ onjy action could be that of the grand
Justices of the peace in the Charles- j a person demanded an immediate
ton district, with one exception, said I hearing on a misdemeanor charge.”
j-- Public officials have not yet begun
to grope their way out of the ruins of the state’s justice of the peace structure, which was created at one blow by a ruling of the supreme court.
All, however, were agreed that something would have to be done, and quickly, to prevent courts from being swamped by the mass of petty criminal cases which ordinarily would have been disposed of by the district magistrates.
In holding that the system through : which every justice of the peace sets
Three Different Proposals Introduced in Senate; Two for Pensions
2 GANG MEMBERS, WOMAN, ARE KILLED BY FEDERAL AGENTS
LIONS’ IDEA OFFERED
Barnhart Files Local Club Measure; Smith Would Aid War Orphans
Wickets holding back the pent-up
view of the ruling of the~supreme 1 up a fund from *ines with tbe sheriff, j bills in the possession of its members
fe°cUt‘his'fefd tha‘ hC W°Uld "0t COl‘ I *°r"hUfei'bms"gtaS’thl 'pre-I having bcen raised on the
All the justices asserted that they
will be put up to means committee.”
INFLATIONISTS HEAR COUGHLIN
Detroit Priest Criticizes Federal Reserve System at Capital Session
WASHINGTON, Father Charles E.
Jan. 16 (UP).—
j wounded two others
A 13 year old boy hostage of the robbers was freed unharmed.
The robbers escaped from Leonore after killing Charles Bundy. the cashier, and wounding Charles Eeipp. a member of the La Salle county j board of supervisors. Police of surrounding towns and counties were I warned.
At McNabb, near Peru, deputies under the command of Sheriff Axline caught up to the fleeing men. The robbers took to a field and engaged in a gun battle with the officers. In the exchange of shots Sheriff Glenn Axline. of Marshall county was slain.
The bandits were surrounded in the ! field.
Three men entered the bank as i Bundy and Fiepp were opening for i business. The bank officials routed the bandits and cashed one of them into a corn field, while the other two '
| sped away in an automobile.
; Bundy and Fiepp captured the man J ; who had fled through the corn stalks and were returning with him when : the other robbers returned in their car.
I The bandits opened fire and Bundy ! fell fatally wounded. Another shot j felled Fiepp. The freed robber ran ;
; to his rescuers and the men fled.
Justice G. J. Finney said that he “didn’t know what would happen if
EXPERTS POINT TO HAUPTMANN AGAIN
Til rec More Testify He Wrote Lindbergh
Hansom Notes; Defense to Contend That Fiseh Had “Hot” Money
priest, told a conference of monetary
, , j ' reformists today that congress would
senate already debating the issues said .,
adherence to the 13-year-old tribunal invite revolution unless it exer- j
would “in no way diminish or jeopar- j cised complete control of the nation’s
dize’’ the “sovereignty of the United * currency values.
States. ’ | At a meeting called bv Senator El-
“I urge.” he said, ‘that the senate s mer Thomas. Democrat. Oklahoma, consent be given in such form as not : to discuss monetary legislation. Coueh-to defeat or to delay the objective of . Im appealed for speedy ‘correction of
adherence.” the financial ills from which we are
Mr. Roosevelt also made Known at j suffering.” #
his press conference that he is ex- ; Speaking for his National Union of ploring the possibilities of an inter- ; Social Justice, the priest told the IOO national agreement for the control representatives of agricultural and fi-of cotton surpluses. nancial organizations that “our pres
The brief presidential message urged Gnt predicament has been brough
that ratification “be given in such —* -- ...
Associated Press Copyright
FLEMINGTON, N. J., Jan. 16.—Three more state experts today insisted that Bruno Richard Hauptmann was the writer of the 14 Lindbergh ransom notes, but the defense—striking again at the dead Isa-dor Fisch—scored slightly in a fight to establish differences between Hauptmann's admitted handwriting and that found in the notes. --- On
siding magistrate an interest in' the i senate met Wednesday afternoon at
outcome of cases before him. and ; 2 o’clock prepared to receive other therefore is unconstitutional, the su- I mcasures
preme court stripped from the jus- j ‘ "’ __ .
tices the right to try misdemeanor I When President Charles E. Hodges cases. on Tuesday announced that the sen-
Auditor Edgar B. Sims, foe of the ate was prepared to receive bills and (Continued on Page 14. Column \) j petitions, the response wras immediate.
--------- although the volume was not heavy.
Included in the nine measures that were launched upon their legislative journeys were two that are designed to set up a state old-age pension system. and three which would allow' towns of more than 2.000 population to draft their own charters by which thy will be governed.
Senator Earl Smith of Marion, proposes in a bill that the state pay $150 a year and grant free school matriculation to all children between 16 and 21 years old whose fathers were killed in service during the World war.
The judiciary committee of the senate met briefly Wednesday but adjourned without considering any of the bills before it.
To Senator Earl H. Smith, of Marion county, went .he honor of introducing the first senate bill. It was the old age pension system similar to the one he proposed at the last session of the legislature.
Under Senator Smith’s bill, there would be created in the department of public welfare a “division of aid for the aged,” the chief of which would be appointed by the head of
In the Legislature
Convened 2 p. rn.
House concurrent resolution raising joint committee to study alcoholic beverage control up for consideration.
Nine bills, including three home rule measures, two for old age pensions and one to extend the moratorium on tax delinquent land penalties until June 3 introduced.
Convened 2 p. rn.
Received 25 new bills.
Five bills introduced.
Speaker announced committee assignments.
Adopted and sent to senate Thomas resolution to create joint committee of 16 to draft liquor control measure.
Adjourned at 2:45 p. rn.
Fred Barker and Mother, Hunted in Kidnap Case, Slain in Florida
BATTLE FOR HOURS
Others in House Give Up After Two Perish When Their Break Fails
25 BILLS FILED BY DELEGATES
OKLAWAHA, Fla., Jan. 16 (AP) —Gangsters who barricaded themselves in a summer home here and fought it out with federal agents surrendered this afternoon after two men and a woman of the band had been killed. Agents described i the outfit as members of the gang I who kidnaped Edward G. Bremer, St. Paul banker, about a year ago.
_ At Washington, the department
Municipalities Would Have 'of justice said two of those killed
™ Tri I were Fred Barker and his mother,
Right to Tax Beer Linier I -- -
One of Measures
Thirty-two bills, one of them offered by Delegate Ward Wylie to set up a system of trial judges to take over the duties of justices of the peace, were introduced in the house on Wednesday afternoon. Another
I “Ma" Barker, both long sought for ; the abduction of Edward G. Bremer, St. Paul banker.
The other was believed to be Al-I vin Karpis, who also has been hunted in connection with the Bremer case.
After a blazing battle with machine guns the agents resorted to tear gas. Two men identified as “Karpis” and
law Plane Off On Driver Badly Hurt 2.000-Mile Flight W hen Car Collides
NORFOLK. Va.. Jan. 16 (AP).— !
Speeding from Norfolk to Coco Solo, I ____
tarTbipIanl XPm'flSStUSSgM I Ira 35 »>“• of
across tti Spanish Main today with near Big Chimney, was sci
“all well aboard.'’ j jured Wednesday
She is on a non-stop flight of about
the ransom note writer, seventh expert to testify, v.
the first. Albert S. Osborn, who gav his testimony last week.
Osborn, the is the son of e
New rules in the house of delegates
form as not to defeat or to delay the objective of adherence.”
This was interpreted in senatorial circles as representing opposition to any new reservations.
Mr. Roosevelt asserted that for years both Republicans and Democrats in party platforms had favored adherence.
about as a result of monetary culties.”
upon congress to “recover” its constitutional regulate the value and money, and added that:
“Unless you do that, you are invit ing revolution.’"
-lously in-morning at o’clock when his ca/ collided with the engine of a New York Central freight train at the Wilson crossing, near Conner’s green house in the Elk river road. He was taken to the Staats hospital in a Bartlett ambulance.
At the hospital attendants said his condition was serious. He received a
fractured hip. a fractured shoulder
Wilson, widow of the wartime prest- blade and a broken skull. He also was dent, was aboard. ■ j treated for severe shock.
----■ ♦ The train that figured in the acci-
Imillet ri'tl Hniu(s Hear I dent left the Charleston yards at 7:30
IIMltLiridl nOUJ i. ntdr o’clock, en route for High Top. on Blue
2,000 miles as a fuel consumption test.
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 16 (UP).— The Florida Flyer, huge airliner with 13 persons aboard took off today on a dawn-to-dusk flight to New York and return.
The plane was piloted by Captain Eddie Rickenbackei. Mrs. Woodrow
in cross-examination, acknowledged differences between cortin letters and words in the notes as 7:45 compared to Hauptmann's admitted writings, ’but insisted “there was no discrepancy which indicated a different writer in all these documents.” Tells of Differences in Letters
His acknowledgment of differences between certain “D's.” certain “A's,” certain “RY in the writings, and his
.Minimum Age of 65
Conditions of eligibility set up in the
Smith bill for a pension specify that. speeded up action on legislation
the applicant must be a resident of the I..... . -------
state not less than IO years, of the United States for 25 years and of the county in which" he applies for one
of the 32 was a state liquor mo- „ _ _ ____
nopoly plan. presented by Delegate I ‘ Barker” immediately made a break
_ . _ . . from the barricaded house and were
Lewis E. Lantz. j promptly mowed down by the within the concurrent resolution on a1- \ ering fire of the federal men.
coholic beverage control was re- I lt was "ot immediately stated how
.... ..A I many had surrendered,
ferred to the judiciary committee. 1 —
six hours the battle
The agents suffered no known casualties.
For nearly raged.
The beautiful summer home, belonging to Carson Bradford, president of the Biscayne Kennel club at Miami,
vt? hr* J vnwiftJ ii ±---- J1
1 year: that he must not have an income in excess of $360 per year and have no relative responsible under the law to support him. The applicant cannot have real <>r personal property valued at more than $5,000 and cannot dispose of property in order to qualify for a pension.
h °,pen‘n* the gathering, Mr. Thomas “The sovereignty of the United a ° nl arf t J * k U !pofe uas to, agree on ;
States.” he said, “will be in no way a VnnnrM-Jw1^ . °.ut inflation, diminished or jeopardized by such reserve ex-* ti! a'tack on tbe federal! action. At this period in international j sourrpc ‘ VUu™ came from several relationships, when every act is of \ th mn uh Y9lce Principally
moment to the future of world peace. I .i^h ^thr Coughlin, the United States has an opportunity ] J * as come to abolish the
once more to throw its weight into the i qajd A e once and for all.” he scale in favor of peace.” U Up j ^ ‘ ^ie greeted his demand.
The protocol for adherence to the iQ it«>if “if,? „S°nfr,e5ls should take. ,, vl " ------- —1-----— n r,
court was before the senate as the I re?ll|'a(p c.?nstitutional right to j ers Ydh the aims and purposes of the j c
message arrived from the White from “th ! and ta^e if away j employment service.
House. Senator Robinson, the Demo- ! with hrul k3 fs 'v'ko stole it.” j He said that it was being poi
cratic leader, opened debate for pro- WOl u ,uanc s, congress at out *° *be employers that the
ponents of adherence yesterday. Sen- Evervthino L things began to hum. ,s not a relief organization, but ators Johnson. Republican. California tomnrrrm- th* reaOine,ss to receive! terested only in placing q and Borah. Republican. Idaho, were sfriai csident s message of workers on jobs at no cost to the em
leaders of .he opposition. 1 tor unemnl^ZZ.r,e':ea,mghis Plans
_ , _ i0r VnernPJ°yment insurance, old ace
I Pensions and other measures.
Mail Who Lost His ; •-oTher°Jc?,me a. disclosure that a half
Of Job Service Plans
Thomas E. Jeffers, manager of the Charleston office of the West Virginia Employment service, reported Wednesday that representatives of the office were making personal cal.ls to almost all private industries in Kanawha valley to better acquaint employ
brought to your attention by opposing counsel which in any way changes your opinion on the writer of these documents?"
“No,” Souder said.
The state considers the handwriting evidence one of its strongest weapons for placing Hauptmann in the New Jersey electric chair for the kidnaping the hill and crashed into the head of and murder of baby Charles A. Lindale engine that had just reached the jr.
admission that he had not though he Hie age minimum set in the bill is examined 8.000 papers in the case. \Hry -vears- and the pension itself would compared two writings of the word not be more than $1 per day,
please,’ caused the prosecutor to ask J . Senator Smith declared his bill con
“Has anything beer
Wednesday with 25 bills placed before
the delegates _ __________________
The clerk of the house turned over 'v^° dad p-’nted it two months ago to , .. . . .. , , . . . a man who gave his name as T
to the chairman as the body went into . Blackburn, was shot full of holes
session at 2 p. rn., the 25 bills' handed I To queries, an agent replied the
I mnKctore <•
him Tuesday by delegates, all now i J’er5. “me"?*?era of the
. cady for thou cc^.mees .o beg... I “rn r^ „ughy „ action. The subject matter of the bills I . H 6
was kept secret until the session began.
Delegate George Oldham, of Ohio.
creek. New York Central officials said that it had been.reported to them that Sergeant’s automobile came speeding down off the Mink Shoals hill, swerved around another ear that had .stopped at the crossing at the foot of
Gang Hunted Months
WASHINGTON. Jan. 16 (AP).— introduced a bill to permit cities and I Two of the three killed in a machine
towns to place a tax on 3.2 per cent I sun battle with federal agents today
- — --11 ''un* I beer equal to that levied by the state. ' Oklawaha, Fla., were identified by
forms to the federal bill now before J Thc purpose is to aid municipalities i the department of justice as Fred
congress. In each county an adminis- | to increase avenue to meet their bud- and hls. mother, “Ma ’ Barker.
trance board could be set up. consist- i , h H
ing of members of the county court. ’ "
The members would draw no extra Liquor Plan Adopted
salary for their work. Aside from the naming of commit-
Senator Barnhart’s home rule bill tee lists by Speaker John J. Pelter.
was the same as that which has been the most important business transacted - — .....
proposed by the Lions club. It pro- I at Tuesday's session was the adoption ment said, she was holding a machine vides that a city council upon a two- I Delegate James Kay Thomas’ eon- | gun in her hand and part of the drum
~-J'“ - • - “ ’ of cartridges had been exhausted.
order j pointmen! of a joint committee to j Bremer_was kidnaped on January
both long sought for the abduction of Edward G. Bremer, St. Paul banker.
None of the 15 federal agents who surrounded the house in Oklawaha was killed or injured.
When “Ma” Barker fell, the depart-
billion dollar plan to eliminate grade _ # hi WX* crossings probably would be a major
I 111 illlllC I/ICS part of the administration’s $4,000 -
^ rS 111 x 000.000 program of work relief. There
- came also from Representative Snell.
Shock and loss of blood Wednes- ; Republican floor leader, a statement day were fatal to Join Loudermilk, that this “colossal sum” of four bil-53, a minor of Mammoth, whose legs lion might be used to influence the were severed at the knees late Tues- HL6 election. He called the un-dav in a mine accident. . balanced budget “another shock to
Tile body was removed to the Pe- j business.”
rinne mortuary, at Cedar Grove. He . ---
died in a Charleston hospital. • . -r-
Loudermilk. an employee of the» Zephyr lie im es low Kanawha and Hocking Coal and Cokt j OMAHA, Neb.. Jan
plover or employee.
Trial of Crouton For
Woman Slaying Sot
MORGANTOWN. Jan. *16 (AP).— Loran Croaston pleaded not guilty today of a first degree murder charge brought against him for the slaying of Mrs. Nellie Rumon, whose body was found in a shallow grave 14 miles from Morgantown. His trial in the circuit court was set for February ll.
Prosecuting Attorney John V. Sanders charged the irian confessed he fired six shots at Mrs. Runion and buried her in a ditch.
... thirds vote and petition of 15 per cent J current resolution providing for ap-
had just reached the bergh, Jr. ; Gf the city’s qualified voters mav order j pmntment ot a J°mt committee -----
j The expert Osborn revealed shortly a referendum upon the question of 1 draw up a measure to legalize the sale j 17. 1934. Taken from St. Paul, he was
i ~ „ before noon recess that it was he who i naming a i-hartU- ne I of alcoholic beverages under the re- i released on February 7 near Roches-
“ Sn *mP,°yee °f 'he Car" ..........-..... • bribers of .he'ommSn may, but P"*> "hich beCOmCS 0f" j J*r- «»».. ^ «>e payment of *200.
not have to be. set out in the refer- I er a hhn oLm'mnanipH bv some de- k t + * inc
i nudum unction Tf nut thev -shall hn ' Although accompanied bv some ae- ; At that time the department of jus-j endrin, petition, lf not. they shall be bate adopt10n of the resolution came tjce nanie(i Arthur “Doc” Barker, be-
111 rn vntersnS ^ by 006 about without difficulty on a vive voce jieved to be a relative of today’s caste votei s. 'vote. It was sent to the senate for - ^ t,— •-
Seventeen Iinlieled For Hiding Nelson
What Experts Said
per cent of the
Within 60 Days
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16 (UP). Because a woman j were under indictment
Hero is what the experts said: ,
Cassidy: “If Mr. Hauptmann wrote . 1 n , , .. , — i„p«. frpp.mnnino mnhs
those request writings and standard I vsnes- De beld at the next legulai countv',’offered opposition to the reso- ^ 1 tY„ in tbe United States
writings, I feel compelled to say he ^ y electl”n* lf li. comes ^ : lution. by calling it “dangerous” and: n*rt‘ of justice nuns have
wrote those ransom notes.” | days, or at a special election if it is , warning the house that the commit- Depa rn of J g nillinsrp-
Souder: “If Mr. Hauptmann wrote J farther away. The nine persons receiv- tee might cause delay to solving the practically obliterated the Dillinge,
IP- rpmioit 1 — ’
with conspiracy (Baby Face) Nelson self from federal authorities for sev eral months on the Pacific coast
upon these standards, Bruno Richard I Hauptmann wrote all the ransom 1 notes.”
company, was knocked down and run Iron Horse is still good.
over bv a mine motor.
Bandit Gets Commuted Sentence After Probe
One of the first commutations to be fipproved by Frank R. Hill, state par-|don attorney, who announced that it I was going to be difficult for an armed lobber to obtain clemency, was to a -man accused of armed robbery.
However, Mr. Hill said, there is a -valid explanation The sentence of Lovell Pauley, who I
/x steam locomotive last night pulled the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroads streamline Zephyr into Omaha 3 hours late. Its motors had failed near Hamburg. Iowa. The Zephyr was taken on to Lincoln— under steam power.
Mayor's Party Bark
Mayor De Van, Fire Chief Louis Mc-Lane, Harry L. Mathews, Dr. W. L.
Price. Joe Silverstein and Hugh Mart-inger. fire department mechanic, re- Nevada, turned to the city Tuesday night after ! inspecting fire-fighting equipment in Cincinnati and Columbus.
The indictments were returned after j hi ms iesnmon\
d the die-whcn he
He said he prepared the carefully-worded article in 1932, and previous . Lindbergh suspects had written the been arrested. Those indicted, the same sentences when their handwrit-government charged, enabled Nelson j mg specimens were taken. to escape traps as he fled from one i The defense, which is openly trying hideout to another in California and i to implicate T': ’
Eight of those named already
Survey in Rural Electrification, To Employ 475, Announced by Beehler
Three State Highways Become U. S. Routt's
Three state routes have been changed to United States routes by the state road commission at the orders of the American Association of State
Fisch in the writing of I thc notes, bore down on the possibility I that a clever penman imitated Haupt-! mann’s hand in the notes. Fisch, who died in Germany of tuberculosis last March, was named by Hauptmann as the real owner of the $14,600 ransom money found in Hauptmann’s garage.
Trace Money to Fisch As the state hastened to wind up its evidence, the defense countered today
the highest number of votes shall ' lute the charter commission.
r charter framed by such a ehar-commission, the bill sets out, shall be submitted to vote within 30 days after completion of the charter, and ; within one year after election of the disclosed i charter commission.
; “Every incorporated city or town I of more than 2.000 population shall have and is hereby granted, in addi-i tion to the general powers conferred by this chapter, the authority to exercise all powers relating to municipal affairs which shall be set forth or provided for in any charter, part of charter or amendment thereto, adopted by the voters of such city and not in conflict with the constitution and laws of this state,” the bill reads.
In the home rule bill advanced by (Continued on Page 14. Column 2) j
liquor problem. Mr. Neal pointed out and “Pretty Boy” Floyd gangs, that 31 counties voted “dry” last No- i “Ma” Barker has been mentioned as vember in casting majorities against J the brains of the group and was said repeal, and he cautioned against any | to have directed their activities in a invasion of the right of these counties i number of bank robberies throughout to remain dry. | the Middle West.
As State-Wide Vote \ The Barkers* home is in Oklahoma.
Delegate Lloyd Erhardt. of Tucker1 Machine guns sawed-off shotguns county; who also comes from a “dry” j revolvers and tear gas bombs all county, asserted that the vote in his 1 were brought into play.
section was not interpreted as “a county vote” upon the prohibition question, but was regarded as a “state-wide vote.” and since the state as a whole voted to repeal the amendment, his belief was that “most of the dry counties” will favor state control. He spoke for the resolution.
Delegate George A. Rairden, of Mason county, whose “dry” attitude has been unchanging, said he was for the
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Although named principally as the abductors of Bremer, justice officials let it be known that inquiries would be made to determine whether the gang had been responsible for the kidnaping of William Hamm, also of St. Paul. Ransom of $100,000 was paid for Hamm’s release.
was sentenced in Kanawha county to Confirmation of Previous Story Carries Stroms Hint That
serve IO years for the armed robbery : wn r» . * r. .
of an Elk Refining company filling Government Will J roviile I’nulls
station, was cut in half. I
It developed upon investigation, Mr. Hill said, that the robbery was not armed, but unarmed, and he declared that both the judge who sentenced Pauley and the prosecuting attorney recommended the commutation.
study will bo
I Formal announcement of a plan to I (her
conduct “a comprehensive rural elec-Jmine the practicabTlity of o trification ■" ”r—4
was made Beehler
thus confirming an outline of tho j is to bf plan which was published in the Daily Mail last Sunday.
made to deterger means
Highway Officials, which designates ! with a disclosure it has a witness to United States highways. I testify Isador Fisch attempted to sell
State route No. 25 has been changed I dim money.
to United States route No. 35 from i Henry Kress, private investigator Kanauga. O . through Point Pleasant. Ifor the defense, said two other men and Red House to Charleston i were involved in the attempted trans-
State routes No. 13 and 2 have been ! fot, °< *ho. Lindbergh ransom wealth , ti •« ie. i r* „• M im aild that he believes the prospective
changed to Y,mt-d Slates route N.s119 wit Gustav Lukatis of New York. from Point Marion. Pa., through Moi -: -
...ovwvouiih/ vi uicri means
ion survey in West Virginia” j, of electrification of such rural areas, ade Wednesday by William N. J The announcement gave further % state relief administrator, i credence to the belief that the survey
infirminrt on /intl • »■*•»» /s r a U .. - -
a part of a nation-wide survey. reflecting plans mentioned by ; President Roosevelt as fitting in with j About four weeks will be required his national recovery program and *
—--I ior taking the survey and about 475 hinting broadly that the administra-
i enumerators will be e rn p I o y e d j tion plans to extend electric lines Tuesday was made dark by low throughout the state. It will be un- wherever they are needed, dense clouds and was uncomfortable; der the direct supervision of C. L. “It is thought that the federal gov-
len, director of the works division eminent may help to finance the cyclometer moving between 41 and 24 of the relief administration, whose tension of these electric lilies into degrees. Wed • headquarters are in the Peoples Ex ” nesdav morning change bank building was warmer and The purpose of the .survey, accord rain was the of- ing to Mr. Beehler’s announcement, ficial prediction is to determine the possibilities of ex for the day. tending present electric service --
Sun rose .. 7:54 farms and rural communities through-Sun sets ... 5:27 j out the state. It will show the actual Moon rises 11:40 ! physical location of each farmhouse,
Temperature* I school house, church, store, filling Max. Tues- 'station, garage, repair shop. industry
day 41 and other business or building, where
Min. Tues- i electric current for any purpose can
VV i^l * day 29 be used, and the practicability of ox-
• I• MpiI I J j.3Q p m Wed- tending present electric lines to give
nesday 41 th
antown, Grafton. Buckhannon, Weston. Spencer, Clendenin, Charleston. Marmet, Madison. Logan and Williamson to Pikeville, K.v.
‘the key to the solution of the
Appalachian, Wheeliny Companies To Lower Electric Rates for Cities
uiiiTipalities to Benefit by Reduction; Pledge Cooperation iii Replying to Ktimp
K Tvwer -tkia MWS FAU IDOWU) BC
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tension of these
the rural areas where they may be considered feasible.” Mr. Beehler said, “and, also to help finance, on some easy payment plan, the installa-I tions for homes, etc., including the to j purchase of labor-saving electric devices.”
“The construction of these new rural electric lines with homo and other installations incident thereto, will give employment lo many thousands of workers, thus helping to relieve the unemployment situation,” he continued.
fice after Hauptmann’s arrest and as serted:
“My information shows that he more . than likely wasn’t mixed up in the Lindbergh kidnaping.” j Lukatis was quoted by Kress as say-The recognition of three West Vir-1 •"« three men. one of whom he idem gin ions as members of the rode au- I F,sch’ tned to scl1 hjm some
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Plans to make a “material reduc-Kiess said Lukatis came to his of- lion” in the charges for street lighting
in all cities and towns served by the Appalachian Electric Power company and the Wheeling Electric company were in the hands of Governor Rump on Wednesday.
N. M. Aj'gabrite. executive vice president of the Appalachian company, and an officer in the company owning
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thority for the window glass manufac- ! , money at 15 cents on the ; Governor Rump from Florida that the
luring industry has been announced I d(?. !ar> and that ho had about *a0--1 two at Washington by the national indus- J
trial recovery board, according to F. Witcher McCullough, state director of the national emergency council. The members are:
Eugene Holland. Holland Glass company, Clarksburg; J. B. Scohy, Schoy Sheet Glass company, Sistersville: and W, M. B. Sine, Adamston Flat Glass company, Clarksburg.
“I didn’t intend to buy thc money,” Kress said Lukatis told him. “but I returned two or three nights later with two other fellows just to cheek up on their racket. They had .suddenly moved.”
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Each county will have its own quota necessary service. I of enumerators who will be under a
The announcement said that detail county supervisor. Six district super-
The New. at maps will be prepared showing the j visors will be employed. The enu-
. ( O o feet falling The Kana- proximity and availability of service j merators should complete then* work
ha at Kanaw ha Falls 4 2 feet, fall- from existing electric systems, and, within four weeks. Other members of
g. cloudy; at Charleston, 7 feet, pool;] where it is not feasible to extend ex-j the survey staff will be encaged ahmif Point Pleasant, 14.5 feet, falling, listing power distribution lines, a fur-J eight weeks. “ a jout
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BERLIN. Jan IG (AP).—The German government today ordered the confiscation of estates belonging to
companies are making analyses immediately and promise to present the plans within two weeks.
The message was a response to a letter written by the governor last week to those companies and 20 others asking them to help municipalities by lowering their rates on all Seeks Federal Assistance j public utilities services.
, , , » , , J “Your communication with refer-
detective asserted he had tiaced ence to street lighting costs for mu-
two cl the men asserting. nicipalities has been received,” Mr.
‘If the department of justice uull Argabrite told the governor, offer to cooperate with me on the iii- j -There is no doubt that in order to
formation I have. I feel certain that ] meet your desires on street lighting
costs tile matter will necessarily have
within tw’o or three weeks at the outside. we can put behind bars the principals in the kidnaping.”
The defense drew up Lukatis’ story in support of Hauptmann's conten-
to be considered entirely aside from all questions of economics. We are immediately analyzing for both companies every phase of this problem • - y0U
ment came into power.
, j ft .*4 welkin LU ail
ie elusive Fisch# j attempt to eliminate all inequalities
(Continued on Huge 14, Column 3) I with respect to present costs for this
service and will net a material reduction in practically all instances.
“We are sincerely interested in your motive in undertaking to lighten the burden of the various municipal governments served by these companies and we are going to try and make a contribution toward that end that will be substantial.”
Governor Rump had told the utilities companies that he was gravely concerned about the fiscal affairs of municipalities throughout the state and he did not care to go into the economics questions regarding the rates at this time. ,
He urged that the utilities seek to i establish what are known as “promotional rates” as a help to the cities and towns.
The municipalities whose streets are lighted by the Appalachian company include Charleston. Huntington. Bluefield, Logan, Welch, Milton, Wayne, Barboursville, Nitro, St. Albans, Dunbar, Marmet, Cedar Grove. Glasgow', Montgomery, East Bank, Fayetteville and Oak Hill.
Those served by the Wheeling Electric company include Wheeling. Moundsville, Benwood, McMechen and several other towns in that territory.
Mr. Argabrite is a vice president of the American Gas and Electric company, of which the Wheeling company is a subsidiary. *
Car Crashes Kill One and Injure Six
BECKLEY, Jan. 16 (AP).—One man was killed and six persons injured in a series of automobile accidents in the vicinity of Beckley.
Levi Rose, 69, a farmer, of Camp creek, was killed when his automobile struck an embankment and overturned. A passenger. Pearl Duncan, of Princeton, suffered a broken right arm.
A few’ hours earlier, five persons w'ere hurt in a triple collision near Glen Hedrick.
Automobiles driven by James Hoisted. 68, of Beckley, and by R. M. Phillips, 22, of Beckley, collided headon, injuring both men and Mary DeHart. a passenger in Halsted's car. Shortly afterward a third car driven by F. M. Brill, of Beckley, crashed into the wreckage, injuring him and his companion, Jean Moyer, 20, of Beckley.
Horse s Kick Fatal
MIDDLEBOURNE, Jan. 16 (AP).— George Freeman. 79. a farmer living near Camp Mistake, Doddridge county, is dead of kicks .received from a horse.
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