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DON'T BELIEVE HOTEL HEIRESS WAS A SUICIDE \ Prosecutor Hints Murder Murder Of Young Woman After Party WAS MARRIED ONLY FEW WEEKS Body of Statler Heiress Found in Closed Garage Garage Wednesday (By Associated Press) PINEHtlRST, N. ,C., March 2—Solicitor 2—Solicitor Roland Pruett investigating the mysterious death of Mrs. H. Bradley Davidson, 22, pretty heiress of E. M. Statlar, hotel magnate, said he had information .apparently at variance with testimony at the inquest inquest hearing. Among other things, Pruett said, further investigation of the carbon monoxide death was "certainly^necessary." "certainly^necessary." Found slumped'in her auto in a closed garage AVeclnesday morning after spending practically all night at a charity ball and night club, Mrs.-Davidson .was first said to have died at Moore comity hospital. Pruett said today, however, that he. was reliably informed rigor mortis had started to set in when servants first discovered the young woman. Also instead of being in the driver's seat o£ the car the body was in a kneeling kneeling position on the running bpard, •'-tlre 1 '""head' lying" aerbsfs" 'her-artvt "off the floor board.- • (By Associated Press) PINEHTJRST, N. C., March, 1.— Solicitor Roland Pruett today injected injected the possibility of murder into the. mysterious jdeath of Mrs 1 .. H. Bradley Djavldspn Jr.,' 22-ye:ario4d heiress 1 o£ the late E. M. Statler, hotel magnate. Announcing postponement of an inquest inquest until Tuesday the solicitor said facts before him so far were insufficient insufficient to determine whether the else was one of "accident, suicide or murder." A portion of his brief statement raised a question--as to tbe original public information regarding the time of death. First reports were that Mrs. Davidson Davidson died; at the hospi,tal ; Irom carbon monoxide poisoning after a servant had found her unconscious beneath the steering wheel of her automobile in a closed garage. In his statement the solicitor said FEAR HEIRESS SLAIN Mr. and Mrs. H. Bradley Davidson, Jr. Circumstances of the death of Mrs. H. Bradley Davidson, Jr., 22- year-old heiress of E. M. Statler, hotel operator, at Pinehurst, N. C., were investigated by a coroner's coroner's jury. Bride of less than two months, the former Elva Stat- ler, was found dying in the garage garage of the Davidson's winter home from carbon monoxide poisoning. The Davidsons are shown in a picture taken only a few weeks ago during their honeymoon at Pinehurst. M'MORO MAN IS INJURED; AUTO HIT BY TRAIN (By Associated Press) HERRIN, 111., March 2.—W. I>. Owen,- --iS-i". of -Murphysbovovis in a critical condition in Herrin hospital from injuries received last night when the auto he was driving was struck by an. Illinois Central train at grade crossing near Zeigler, north of here. 40 Candidates for Track At College Coach Leland Lingle has started work building his track team for the current season with only twelve o£ his 1934 men. Losses by graduation graduation have emptied the javelin and hurdle departments. The loss of such outstanding stars as Hippo Brown, javelin thrower, Kenneth Cole, star high jumper, John Knash, all-round weight man, and GHEE Devor, Harold Lemme, Pud Smith, Paul Fegley, John Crisp, Russell Deason, and Jesse Duckworth have dimmed percentibly the prospects foi the season. that when found in the car "the body was still warm" at 9:05 a. m. He also gave. authoritative foundation foundation 1 to reports which have been current for two days that Mrs. Davidson, Davidson, instead of being dressed for golf, as reported, was only' partly clothed. The solicitors startement, which was not amplified, said: "I am not satisfied with the facts. To be perfectly frank, I am puzzled. I do not know whether it was a case of suicide accident or murder. I have heard enough since I have been here to make me feel that a full investigation investigation is necessary to meet the ends of justice, because of circumstances surrounding the case. "It is a peculiar situation for a woman to go for an early morning ride with only mules, a skirt and sweater on. Other facts include one that the butler got up at 7:30, looked in front of the home for the car and discovered that it was in the garage. He made no investigation immediately, immediately, but went to the garage to wash the car and found the body. The body was still warm at the time, 9': 05" In postponing the inquest's adjourned adjourned session, Acting Coroner Hugh Kelley said the delay was out of deference lor the family, which had a brief private funeral service this afternoon, and to give the Sheriff Sheriff and solicitor time to prepare for questioning witnesses. However a group of newcomers in the sprints department give promise of attaining new laurels for the college this year. A fleet colored lad named Eugene Pay ( ton,, laSf. year state champion 100-yard dash man, Dale Hill, Murrell Loy, and Kelton George have already reported reported to Coach Lingle for early season instruction in form and training methods. H. SCHOOL WINDS UP SEASON BY BEATING HERRIN Community High invaded Herrin ast night and defeated the "Tigers" 28 to l^r This was ite laSt"game'"b'£ :he season for the locals and gave Carbondale a fifth place standing in the ::Big Eleven" conference. Eldorado, Eldorado, Johnston City and Ma?jon are in a deadlock, for first place, each losing two games. Murphysboro is in undisputed fourth place. The game last night found Capt. Hall and his teammates operating on the Tigers' right from the start and the score at the half was 13 to 6 for the "black and white" squad. This lead was increased and the third Quarter ended 23 to S, while the filial score was 2S to 17. Capt. Hall and Cox played a great floor game. Groves was in on every play on defense, as was Brewer, Barger Barger and Heller. Biggs and Cherry seemed to control the center position, position, while Reeves with his speed was out in the open all the time he was in there. Summary of the game is as follows: follows: Carbondale os. Player F.G. F.T. P.F. "Coal Stretches In way for out spring he City, gravel county Sand to Friday principal not week, filed The location engineering through where have Right road, been owners location more Supt. aid highway men Town •the Route on Browning Robinson, Named Deputy Warden Browning Robinson, opponent of Congressman Kent E. Keller in the primary last year, has been appointed appointed deputy warden at the Joilet prison. prison. Robinson is a former sheriff of Franklin county and became widely known when bis forces resisted an invasion of Progressives ifrom the north several months ago. RETURNS TO FORMER POSITION WITH LOCAL J. V. WALKER STORE Watch out for the hard-boiled man who doesn't look it. Jimmie Alexander- formerally o Carbondale, " has come back to the local J. V. Walker & Sons' clothing store. Jimmie has been with th Walker organization for. severa years, and worked here for quite t while at one time, where he madi a world of friends and acquaintances After working at the different tow Jimmie says that he likes Mt. Ver non the best of them all.—Mt. Ver [ non Register. G., Hall, Capt -4 Cox — 0 Reeves 1. Biggs 2 Cherry 3 Groves 0 Heller ... 0 Brewer 0 Barger. 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 6 Title ST. 2—Basketball conference championship College will of for first and a College blue night 31 last Wesleyan 10 Totals 11 Herrin Pos. Player , F.G. F.T. P.F. McVey 4 1 0 Thetford 0 3 3 F., Taylor 0 0 C., Cluck ——1 0 G., Pengilly ; 0 0 G., Hewlett 0 1 G., Creek -_-,-0 1 G., Calipear 0 1 i 2 1 0 4 0 Totals '- 5 7 11 The reserves lost a thrilling overtime overtime battle to the . Herrin - reserves by a score oE 21 to .20. Lutz, Adams and McGinnis set the pace for the reserves. Ellis, V. Cox, Harris, Hert-ter, Hert-ter, Gill, Brooks and Hill also played a good game. Last night's encounter ended the regular schedule for the locals, however, however, next Wednesday night the black and white squad will meet Ava in opening game o£ the state district tournament at Murphysboro. This is the first of a series of tournaments tournaments which determines the annual high school state champion. The winner and runner-up in each dis- (Continued on page 3) was auto will I. to who two met, are and Alexander, Democrat that

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