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Accuser and Accused in Killing Slain Editor's Widow Lashes At Governor ' Mrs. Walter Liggett, upper left, who accuses Governor Olson, upper upper right, "of either ordering or giving 1 permission for" the machine machine gunning of her husband. Lower right, Isadore Blumenfeld, named by Mrs. Liggett as the actual actual slayer of the crusading editor. Seven Workers Succumb in Fire At Parker Dam Blaze Traps 90 in-Bunks; Five Severely Injured. Others Escape By Associated Press LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3—Seven of 90 workmen who went to sleep in a dormitory at the Parker dam construction construction camp perished today when a sudden fire trapped them in their bunks. Five other workmen suffered critical injuries and 16 more were given hospital treatment. The identified dead: Harold Herman, San Bernardino, Cat.; Joe Peterson, Boulder City, Nev.; Otto Doran, Parker, Ariz.; Albert Albert Johnson, Los Angeles. These three, critically burned, are expected to die: Robert Burrit, Parker, Parker, Ariz.; Carl Mucham, address unknown; Leland Jenson, Vallejo, Cal. A. J. Johgewald, Salome, Ariz., and Jack Turner, Memphis, Tenn., received broken bones and internal injuries in leaping from the building. building. Their condition was critical. Doctors Summoned All doctors and nurses in Needles, Cal., a railway division point, were summoned to the camp. The dormitory and a mess hall, also destroyed, were operated by Anderson Bros., subcontractors for the Six Companies, builders of the dam, said I»os Angeles officials of. the metropolitan water district of Woman Claims Murder Ordered or Permitted' Again Names Kid Cann Slate's Attorney Halts Questioning After Bitter Tirade Gold Shipments Leave U. S. for France, Holland By Associated Press WASHINGTON, Feb. 3—The flow' of gold across the Atlantic was reversed reversed today after adding about $2,000,000,000 $2,000,000,000 of the monetary metal to the United States' supply in the last 16 months. Secretary Morgenthau announced the treasury had licensed $5,240,000 for shipment to France and $365,000 to Holland. J Reports from financial " centers said the foreign exchange market apparently had been influenced by the drive in congress for printing press money, instead of taxes, for paying the soldiers' bonus and farm subsidies. But Secretary Morgenthau restricted restricted comment merely to saying the French franc had risen to the point where banks could profit by exporting gold. If the franc stays above the gold By United Press MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 3 —The widow of Walter Liggett threw the sensational assassination of her husband husband at the doorstep of Governor Floyd B. Olson today, echoing the crusading editor's long and bitter feud with the chief executive. She accused the governor of "either ordering or giving permission permission for" the machine gun slaying of her husband at the rear of his apartment last December 9. "This murder never could have been committed without his permission," permission," the dark-eyed widow said from the witness stand at the trial of Isadore (Kid Cann) Blumenfeld. "He either ordered it or gave permission permission for it." Mrs. Liggett, dressed in mourning clothes and showing severe emotional emotional strain which bordered on collapse, collapse, was under cross-examination for more than two hours today. Twice Defense Attorney Thomas McMeekin took her through the ordeal ordeal of telling how she saw her husband husband shot down before her eyes. When, she left the stand she •was fighting to retain her composure. Not Unexpected The startling testimony in w^iich she brought in the name of Governor Governor Olson was not unexpected. Her husband had waged a merciless battle battle against Olson in his Midwest American, a weekly publication. He repeatedly had printed a series of charges demanding Olson's impeachment impeachment and had planned personally personally to present the charges to the legislature. "Right after my husband's death I telephoned my mother in New York," Mrs. Liggett said as she sought to bring out the motive for the murder. "I told my mother 'Governor Olson's Olson's gang got Walter., She asked if the was I had seen the man who did shooting. I answer, "Yes, It Kid Cann.'" McMeekin, who questioned- Mrs. Liggett gently instead of in his famed fiery cross-examination manner, manner, asked if she associated Cann with Olson. "My association is that the murder-could murder-could not have been committed without his permission," she said. McMeekin abruptly announced he was discontinuing "this line of questioning." questioning." Names Slayer Mrs. Liggett again named Blumenfeld Blumenfeld as the man whose face she saw behind the machine gun from which flames were spurting. Asked (Continued on (Colnmr n*Pa 11 On e) Ten)

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  1. The Salt Lake Tribune,
  2. 04 Feb 1936, Tue,
  3. Page 11

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