- 00 - - returning dropping NEW NOBILE REPORT EXPLAINS HOW SIX MIGHT STILL BE SAFE ROME, July 6 (A P.) The dramatic story of how the north pole dirigible Italia met its Txazic fate Mav v. V. I. l - J n "1C " received from General Umberto Nobile. This rerxirt admits of the theory i ., - t, t, ..n. - . k.. kumu4 - f. - i the stern compartment in which nine ! men Including Oeneral Vobile were ! men. Including General Nobile. were working, had dropped on the ice. At the same timef the general said he believed the column of dense black smoke which the survivors of his group saw arising might have been caused by the burning of fuel reser voirs which had fallen or been thrown overboard purposely. In this case he felt the six men carried off in the bag might still be safe. The general reported thst st the moment of the catastrophe he feared some of the groups of valves might have remained open because of ice. and ordered Renato Alessandrinl. envelope attendant, to verify the state of the valves in the rear of the dirigible. Alessandrinl hastened "off. but had time to go only a few yards before the occupants of the rear compartment were hurled on the ice below. Thereafter reflecting after the fall." General Nobile continues. "I came to exclude the possibility of gas escaping from the valves and considered it much more probable that the bags were torn, several circumstances leading me to think so. That being the case, it is understandable how the dirigible, discharging in its shock with the ice more than two tons of weight in persons and material, momentarily lightened and rose up. In fact, we saw it fly a prey to the wind3 at an angle of 110 degrees and soon after it disappeared among the clouds. Man Seen en Beam. There is no doubt in my mind that the Italia was able to remain in the air only a short time, because, as it continued to lose gas. it must have descended. Moreover, at the moment of the shock the motorist. Lieutenant Ettore Arduino. was seen to pass along the dirigible's beam. He regarded us with stupefied eyes, but was absolutely unharmed. In view of his experience, there is no doubt he must have tried to cause a descent of the bag as rapidly as possible, knowing the ind was taking the dirjgible from the earth. "Based on these three considerations I concluded that the Italia must have been able to remain in the air only about a half hour at the most and at the speed of the wind could not have been blown more than twenty or thirty kilometers. "Several days after the disaster I learned from my Comrades circum - AL CAPONE, GANG RULER, WOULD LIKE TO QUIT BUT MUST "STICK" tCoprrnht 19 CHICAGO, July 8 (U.P.) It Is midnight. Mich" Is not yet deserted. The dingy rain - beaten gray of a stone structure at the corner of Michigan boulevard and Twenty - third street mingles with the drabness of Its environing structures on the edge of An electric sign suspended over the : doorway of the stone building an - j nounces the Metropole hotel. A "for hire " taxlcab serves as a leaning rwtt for thr rr,.n rfiminn. live of stature, whose careless posture ln no way conceals their furtive, ever - watchful glances up and down the boulevard. They are outposts of Al Scarface) Capone's stronghold wherein Uvea the lord of Chicago's gangland, whose death long ago was decreed by his rivals, but whose cunning and power of organization have retained for him a dominant position in gangland. Altogether, there are perhaps ten men. members of Al Capone's gang. planted about tne entrance of the Metropole hotel. Entering the hotel, one faces only more furtive glances, and soon the curt nuestinnlnir of aerloua inivrln Individuals who brush close and ask of you your business. Four nights up. Al Capone Is preparing for bed. In a suite of rooms off a wide areaway Al enters his room but only after his trusted bodyguards have inspected every opening, have fastened securely the steel sheetings at the windows and the door. The lights are dimmed and Capone INSURANCE STATEMENTS. Statement of Condition of tha Fraternal Protective Association, Inc. rV.ton. Maaa. ;v: Bean at Oi the 11 t lr of December. 1 S7. Henry B!i!nra PrVnt. Charlea L. Tebbeta. Secretary. ET ASSETS OF COXrAXT. Caah n banka on tnt?rt i1 not cn iniere - t 141.30 7 t Bomla and atocka own - jd imir - ket raluei 316 530 CO Accru'd eecontiea i Intereat and renta etc.! 4 4ia Other aecuntiea. ch tn otfio 2.913 3a Interest oa bon.a ta ha"v1 of atata treaaurer ot Mum - chueetta 2 50 rrctniima and accntta duo and in. proceaa c - t collection 102 SO Total net art 54S3.J55 Si LlABtLTTlES. Amturt dt.se and not dua banka or other creditAra $ Reeree ir amount r - eeaary to rc'oaure outatandioc naka AdaRc prnniuma Loea oa4:uated aod in aua pcn - c . . - BiUa and aocoimta unpasd.... Proieatcd cbcka and inocau 297 44 m.s sa 33.673" 60 44.37 4" 873 99 duo eoljection 437 6S Other habthuea et tha coav - I?aar 7.592 92 Total SabUitiea . . . .$160.onvi 45 Surplus JHI: 3 - , Total S46S.S55 gi Greatest aaBouct ta any ooa t?of Yndiaaa. '0 00 Of fica of Com ml aai oner of Tnonraace: I. th undrrurned. Commas oner of In rr ranee - ol Indiana, hertbr certify tha the above ta a correct copy of the atatemrt of tha condition ot the abure mentioned com 1any on tho Slat day of December 1977. aa rhowu by the onj'nil atatament. and tha tha aajd onrtnal lataneot aa sow ca 111 h; hs office. In testimony whereof, t hereunto wab - efiba rnr uatno asd aff:x tn ofAnt aea: this 15th aa of Am! IPC a CLARE"CE C WXo?r3 I SEAL Cvtiuiuscieiber. 25 while returning to Spitsbergen n official rervirt vhcb baa boen ' ' ' ' ! stances appearing very grave to me: j twenty minutes after the drop several oI them had seen on the horuon. to - ward ast - column of i dense black smoke. In the discus - , sion of that circumstance, the hy - ; pothesis prevailed that the bag "in j rSSE85f there would - be no hope that any of our comrades could escape death. Fate Seemed Better. I "I ought to admit that given our condition which in those first days we judged absolutely desperate, the fate we supposed had befallen our mates of being, killed immediately seemed much better than our own as we feared we were destined to a slow anguished death by hunger. "I then thought over the different circumstances. If the smoke had been produced by the dirigible catching fire. the ship would certainly have been seen falling. At any rate, it would have been difficult under the cloudy sky for the flame not to be noticed by any one at such a short distance as ten to fifteen kilometers. "Even lf true that burning rubber gives a black, dense smoke, a similar smoke may arise also from the combustion of benzine, oil. etc. I then thought that the oil and fuel reservoirs had fallen or been thrown overboard In order to slow up the descent. In that case one could hope that the dirigible might have fallen without catching .re and that our companions might be safe. . "Following these considerations. I secommend exploring with the greatest attention a t - ector sixty degrees wide with its apex at our tent on an axis of 110 degrees over a distance of twenty kilometers. If, unfortunately, the smoke column was produced by the dirigible's burning, then her enormous skeleton, many meters high and 10 meters long, should be found. - If God wills that despite the fire all or part of me persons were saved, they will be found about the dirigible, but If in the first twenty kilometers nothing remarkable Is found, keeping In mind that the fuel reservoirs might pass unnoticed, that would mean that the smoke had nothing to do with the bag's catching fire. In this case, it would be necessary to pursue the search for another twenty kilometers. In order to find the dirigible, unless I am completely mistaken in Judging the sagging produced by the noticeable loss of gas, which Is difficult to believe for the reasons given." Chicago's famous "Boul" Chiragos "black belt." dons his silken pajamas and climbs ln bd - Nerer Without Guards. i In his bedroom are more armed ' lutJ.uit . ew - jL. M . , I "JUJaua'vis. inry are never irom nis side. Al Capone is a gentleman in appearance, a meticulous individual and one who Is even old - maidish in his habits. Breakfast is brief. Al's food Is carefully Inspected. He eats heartily. His six - foot - one - inch frame carTies almost 200 pounds of bone and muscle. After breafkast, surrounded by the same bodyguard, he Journeys to a nearby barber shop and always surrounded by the bodyguard, some inside, some outside Al takes a seat ln his accus tomed chair. , Al's barber Is tried and trusted. He Is ever watchful for the Jumpy nerves of his distinguished patron. There is a wide scar on the left side of Capone's face the scar of a knife duel ; 111 Brooklyn which must be treated i trureiuuy, At the slightest movement of an other customer. Capone sits upright ln his chair. His bodyguards swarm about him. Capone returns to the "throne room" of the Metropole. Here, in a high, steel - backed chair he meets his men, salesmen, runners, cookers, collectors and lieutenants. The guards remain throughout the corridors, even within the throne room. Goes to His Home. Often these conferences continue throughout the day. More often, however. Capone prepares to leave with his bodyguard for the residence of his wife and children on the southwest side. He goes with his guard to the home, eaters and blends himself with a home life not altogether in keeping with his gangster habits. He may scrub floors, he may don an apron and "tend the dishes" while his j guardsmen play with the children in the yard. Before dark. Capone returns. It is a rule. He seldom stays out after dark. One variation marks this visit with his family. Al journeys by automobile, with his Italian chauffeur, to the Hawthorne Inn. his Cicero headquarters. Here another armored room is waiting. He sees more lieutenants, hears reports of his activities, and draws' plans. Al is a god among his men. known as a squire - shooter, a gentleman. Once in a while Capone stays at the Hawthorne Inn for the night. Usually, however, he returns to the Metropole. Moneys collected from gambling concessions and other activities are brought to the Metropole. Al Capone's beer salesmen, his collectors, are the most highly trained specialists of any sales profession in existence. Al him - I self came from Brooklyn seTen years 1 "o as a salesman for Johnny Torrio, who preceded Capone as gang ruler. Noted for His Sobriety. His conferences over, Capone dines. He is noted for his sobriety, and his only habit is that of smoking heavy clear Havana cigars. He has service In the same gurded dinir room, and retires again to the throceroom. where as Is ctistomary he sees "friends" who constantly seek nirn for aid. The "friend'' may be a little news - boy. with papers left from the day. He eels a bill several times the value ); , his papers. Or it may be a black - shawled Italian woman. Al Capone Is generous. A few years ago he was reputed to be worth $2,000,000. Most of that has gone to charity, of the type described above Al's m known $100 a week and board and i high &S roorr. HU l.cmn rtraw, perhaps more, with commissions Al's two brothers live in Chicago. and are associated variously with him in his enterprises. One brother. Tony i Capone. a younger brother, was shot J in one of the first gang slsyings of Chicago's history. Golf Once a Week. n a A1 Journeys to a pri - lf accompanied, of courJ bv nls guard5 pgolf attlre u in keeDine with the latest mode. He hkrs golf, and chafes under the strain which bears on his nerves he seeks to "just live like a human be ing." There IS a note OI disappointment In the conversation of Al Capone. He seeks to "step out of the racket. He ( is disgusted and wishes to "raise his , kids up to be gentlemen." and to live with his wire in nappmess tine ne knew before he became Chicago's gang ruler. He will admit it was lust for money and power that drove him. a native Caprlcian of not more than thirty - seven years, to strive for a power which "gained, he can not relinquish except by death. "I love life." Capone says. "I don't want to be killed. There Is no need fighting: there is enough business for us all: why kill each other trying to be & hog ? "If I were left alone and allowed to pursue my own life. I'd retire, spend mv days with my family." But Al Capone must "stick." Twice before he has tried to "step down." Each time he has been made the mark of an assassination attempt, and he must "stick" until, as have all others of his type and power, the sentence of death which gangland has decreed for him is fulfilled. DELAY FOR STEPHENSON State Claims Insufficient Notice ef Petition Hearing July 1. ip.ntl to The lndianapolia New) . , ww r aa at a! LAPORTE. Ind.. July 6 While the j state todav won a sngnt tecnnicai victory in Its motion to quash service on Walter H. Daly, warden of the Indiana State Prison, in a mandamus suit of D. C. Stephenson, on the ground that no summons had been issued ln the case. Robert Moore and Morris Chudom, of Gary, attorneys for Stephenson, expressed satisfaction ln the ruling of Judge John C. Richter. of the Laporte circuit court, when he ordered that Stephenson be produced ln court July 18 for a hearing on the motion. Stephenson has asked in a petition to interview his attorneys in private conference. Judge Richter ordered a summorut. In ordering Daly and the board of trustees of the prison to have Stephenson ln court. Judge Richter said: "It is a pretty serious case when a man is held for murder and is not permitted to know anything about what litigation is going on about him." Stephenson also charged in his petition that becaaise of being unable to confer with his attorneys he has lost considerable money. The attorneys do not know some of the details of his estate, he alleges. The state was represented by V. E. Whitaker. assistant attorney - general. Lloyd Hill and Paul Newman, also attorneys for Stephenson, attended the proceedings. SALESMAN KILLS SELF Fire Shot Through Head In Front of Cousin's Home. Special to Tha Indianapolla wewl FRANKLIN. Ind.. July 6. Claude Hendricks, age fifty - four, formerly a resident of this city and a traveling salesman for the Gray Oarment Company, of Chicago, shot and fatally wounded himself shortly after midnight Thursday ln front of the home of his cousin. Frost Tllson. ln this city. Hendricks had climbed Into an automobile, which was parked at the curb, and shot himself through the head with a revolver. He died an hour later. Jesse Jones, night policeman, was called to the scene of the suicide by riersons who said Hendricks was asleep ln the machine. There was evidence that Hendricks had been drinking, the officers said. Hendricks, a member of a prominent Johnson county family, was engaged ln the dry goods business here for many vears. the firm being known as Hendricks & Webb. He left this city fifteen years ago and has since lived ln Chicago. Nearly twenty years ago he married Miss Gertrude Deck - W 4 I I r V XV W A V sf - banks Comer Marajrt ; !