First day of trial 1931

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ii ." n . i ri "v li n iititkii it it Vr -rft-n nia -a- r rmi nt tirti-iirn HHiir'Tmr iit-i tt t -i ---:-'''-' ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH PAGE rA" i j ! of OTTO KAHN, SUED BY SINGER JAKES STAND Lydia Lindgren Seeks 5500,-000, Alleging Financier Broke Agreement. SINGER SUING BANKER & "by of of a by and that pay the By the -Associated Press. XF.W YORK Sont Otto If. T- u t. , i Kahn, financier, took the witness stand today to tell why he does not believe he should pay Mine. Lydia Lindgren, blonde prima donna. $500,000 for which she has filed suit. He was preceded on the stand by the blonde opera singer herself, who spent several hours telling the jury just how she arrived at the figure of $500,000 as the amount she maintains Kahn owes her. Mme. Lindgren testified $130,-000 of the amount she is seeking represents money needed to replenish a depleted $150,000 trust fund she said Kahn had established for her in 1926 "out of the goodness of his heart." An additional $30,000. she continued, was an income of $3000 a year for 1 1 years which she said was stipulated in Kahn's will and which she said she thought she was entitled to have now in a lump sum. The rest of the $300,000, Mme. Lindgren declared, was due her for damages to her career in connection with the settlement out of court of a slander suit she brought against Mme. Julia Claussen, Metropolitan opera star. The singer has contended she settled the suit out of court on the basis of an agreement with Kahn that he would pay her the $130. 000. "At the request of Kahn," her counsel said in opening the case in a Long Island City court, "Mme. Lindgren withdrew her action against Mme. Claussen. Kahn promised to pay her $100,000 in cash and secure a career for herself and her husband. "He paid her $13,000 and then stopped. She has not seen him since he persuaded her to with draw the slander suit. This suit is to recover the $100,000 and for damages sustained by Mine. Lindgren by reason of his failure to keep his verbal agreement." The plaintiff sang with the Chicago Opera Company and in concerts but never in prominent roles at the Metropolitan. She was an associate in that organization of Mme. Claussen and her complaint against her former friend in the slander action recited that Mme. I i" . t 1 i I GIVES 80-ACRE TRACT F OR 1NIC CHILDREN Mrs, Mary Huthmaker Donates Kirkwood Property for Home. SOF- Mi-- Ao-Mrrt"! Vrr-?t Thoto. LYDIA LINDGREN, Claussen had circulated stories in volving her with Kahn. Mme. Lindgren's counsel said she met Kahn in 1914 soon alter ner arrival in America and that he managed an audition for her. George W. Whiteside, counsel for Kahn. admitted Kahn paid Mme. Lindgren tho $13, "00 but said the payment was actuated by his kindly feeling toward struggling musical artists and to some extent by publicity given to the slander suit started bv Mme. Lindgren against Mme. Claussen. "The defendant," Whiteside said, "did not promise to pay any more, but thinks he might have suggested that he would send Mme. Lindgren a Christmas present." 30. of The the recommending H. C. G. LUYT1ESJR. DIVORCED Special to Pfit-DiMateh. DENVER, Colo., Sept. 30. Mrs. Edith Luyties yesterday obtained a preliminary decree of divorce from Herman C. G. Luyties Jr., son of the late Herman C. G. Lutics, wealthy chemical manufacturer of St. Ixiuis. She charged mistreatment. A hearing will be conducted Saturday to determine the custody of their young son, Herman III. Luyties was in court. He spends much of his time at his ranch in Western Colorado. The marriage took place on May 1 3, 1925, at Evergreen, Colo. A Masonic home for children H to be developed on an 50-acre tract at the southern limits of Kirkwood presented to the order by Mrs. Mary Huthmaker. Formal announcement of the gift m mad vesterday at the Masonic Temple at th opening of the annual sion of the Grand Lodgo of sourl. W. W. Martin, president of tk" , Masonic Home of Missouri at 53 5 7 Delmar boulevard, said real estatti men had appraised the tract worth $100,000. About 40 acres of it is timber, and tho rest hn been cultivated. Half of the prop erty is within the Kirkwood city limits, and fronts on Big Bend road. Mrs. Huthmaker. 81 years old. tho widow of Peter Huthmaker, -v farmer, who once operated a meat market at Twelfth street and Lucas avenue. He died about six years ago. They had no children or other near relatives and Mrs. Huthmaker said (she decided after some deliberation to establish a home for children before her death. None of her family was a Mason, and Grand Master William K. Gentry said officers or the oruer were surprised recently when Mrs. Huthmaker made 'her wishes known to them. The large frame house on tho property which has been the Hutn-maker homo for many years In to be torn down and Mrs. Huthmaker will build a small home on a - -acre tract adjoining the larger one. Tliis property will go to th Masonic order after her death. Martin said it is planned 1o build about 10 homes for children on tho "cottage plan." each to provide quarters for about 15 children and a house mother. There will also be a gymnasium and chapel. The "cottages," ho said, will cost about $30,000 each. Ho anticipates that about six will be completed within a year. About 140 children are eared for at present in the Delmar boub -vard home. As they are tan;-ferred to the Kirkwood home, additional spaco will become available for the use cf old people there. II inc. L r ivl VI l n I r VJ r in I 1 i is. i v jvi r y-v i i g

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  1. St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
  2. 30 Sep 1931, Wed,
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