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Sunday, June 20, 1937
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THE ENQUIRER, CINCINNATI, SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 1937 21 RIVER COUNTY Agog Over Trial Of Four Charged Willi Vole Irregularity. Lawrence Folk Await Start Of Proceedings Monday Against Four Accused. Ironton, Ohio, June 19- (UP) Lawrence County waited tensely tonight for the curtain to rise on Its biggest sensation in 25 years the trial of six persons charged with vote tampering. The case, termed "the worst election fraud In the state's history" by Secretary of State William J. Kennedy, will open before a crowded courtroom Monday with the Judge of a distant county presiding. Judge Philip Wieland of Morrow County was assigned to the bench when Judge Jnmes Collier of Lawrence County declined to hear the case. The trial will come as a climax to months of intensive Investigating by Attorney General Herbert 8. Duffy and his aides. Six persons were indicted by a special grand jury last month for the alleged irregularity in vote-counting and "breaking and entering" the Board of Elections office. Dan C, Rapp, former Deputy Auditor, and John Zeek, a Property Appraiser and a former Courthouse custodian will face trial later. Those to be tried Monday all Republicans are Pearl Pratt, County Auditor for 10 years; Miss Elizabeth Griffith, an auditor's office employee and former Relief Officer; Wade Webb, former Deputy Sheriffs nd Common Pleas Court Bailiff, and William Dickens, lumber dealer and winner in a recount for the office of County Commissioner. , It was the recount to a large extent that drew the State Into the alleged Irregularities. Dickens, the Republican candidate, opposed the late Harry H. Banton, Democratic choice, in a bitterly contested race for County Commissioner in the last election. When the votes were counted, SALE OF READY MADC AWNINGS 7Qc Double Window ...1.49 Torch Drops .1.95 Porch Awnings 5.95 Ace Awning Co. Pearl and Vine Sts. Banton was declared winner by more than 400 votes. Dickens demanded a recount. About 10 days later, the Elections Board announced re-check showed the Republican ahead by more than 100 votes. Democrats charged the election had been "stolen" for Dickens. Banton filed suit in Common Pleas Court charging the ballots had been tampered with between the original count and tha recheck. The Court allowed Banton's' claim and the Democrat was seated. STATE TAKES HAND. A report was made to Governor Davey, and Duffy and the State stepped in. A special prosecutor was appointed, and the inquiry begun: Thomas A. Burke, Cleveland, special prosecutor for the state, charge someone broke into the election board office and altered the ballots. He contends he has evidence which definitely connects the county officials with the alleged alterations. The four defendants say the affair is a 'political frame-up." One of their attorneys, L. R. Andrews, promised a "big surprise" for the stale when the trial opens. Banton died May 14, leading to an Interesting twist in the affair that resulted in bitter criticism by Republican forces throughout the state. The predominantly Democratic Legislature pa3sed a bill changing the method by which commissioner's vacancies should be filled. Under the old regulations. Republicans charged, the post would have gone to a Republican. Instead, Gorge E. Clark, a Democrat, of Athalia, was appointed. MAN, SON DIE. Boy Drags FhIIipp To Death After Calling For Help In Fear Of Drowning In Ohio. SUSPECT In Kentucky Bank Theft Arrested At liberty Five Persons Held Bv Indiana l'ulire. Liberty, Ky., June 1-(AP) Apprehended as he started across a trestle over Green River near here, a man giving his name as "Blaokie" Ryan was held here today as a suspect In the 13.000 robbery of the Peoples Bank at Dunn-ville, Thursday. The man held here is believed to be William James Ryan of Indianapolis, Ind., one of three men named In Federal warrants as the trio who are alleged to have robbed the bank. Earl Wines of Indianapolis, another suspect, was apprehended shortly after the robbery. Judge Fines Blind Man $100; Calls Him Bootleggers' Tool Louisville, Ky., June 19-(API-Robert H. Tichy, 34 years old, was dragged to his death in the Ohio River late today by his 11-year-old son, William, who drowned with him. The tragedy was witnessed by Mrs. Tichy and their 13-year-old daughter, Dolly Mae. Coast guardsmen dragged for the bodies. Young William, described by his friends as a good swimmer, called for help about 20 feet from shore. His father, also an excellent swimmer, and others nearby rushed to his side. Tichy reached his son, who grabbed him tightly around the neck in a death struggle. Efforts of other swimmers to aid father and son were futile as they swept along by a strong current. Indianapolis, Ind., June 19 (AP) Detectives said today they had failed to connect four men and a woman seiied In a raid here with the $3,000 robbery of the Peoples Bank In Dunnvllle, Ky. The raid was made this morning after Information was received that the automobile used by. the bandits was owned by a woman living here, However, the woman reported the car stolen two days before the robbery. Earl Wines, Indianapolis, under arrest in Kentucky as one of the bandits, was said to have named his two companions. Chief of Detectives Fred Simon, who Inquired from Kentucky authorities if Wines was the man of that name who served a prison term for the $31,000 robbery of branch of the Union Trust Company, 11 years ago, said he had not received any reply. Witt, SltPftTCM lO THH BNgriRBB. Hamilton, Ohio, June 1 Municipal Judge Elmer Davidson today spoke of Louis SchwarU, 46 years old, 123 Pershing Avenue, as "tool" In tha widespread distribution of liquor on which th Ohio tax has not been paid. SchwarU Is blind. SchwarU, found guilty of Illegal possession of liquor, was sentenced to 30 days In Jail, suspended, and was fined $100. Schwarts was fined $50 on the same charge last December. Judge Davidson ordered forfeited $200 bond filed by Milton Gregory, Central and South Avenues, when Gregory failed to answer a charge of selling liquor without a permit Frank VonderHaar, 816 South Eighth Street, ! surety on tha bond. Two fines, each for $25, were lev-led against Mrs. Myrtle Williams, 42, 528 Sycamore Street, on charge! of possession and illegal sale. George McDonald, 43, 300 North Eleventh Street, was fined $29 for Illegal possession and $5 for breach of peace. Anthony Dellagatto, 42J Henry Street, was fined $50 for possession of untaxed whisky, and Earl Luns-ford, 319 Maple Avenue, was fined $28 on a like charge. Judge Davidson continued the hearing of a charge that Sheldon Campbell, 1145 Bonacker Avenue, I possessed untaxed liquor. 1 CONTINUANCE Granted To Third Man Accused Of Hamilton Offiier'g Slaying Rose May Not (! On Trial Before July. COUNTY BOSSES ACT TO SUPPORT DAVEY I told police the boy ran from behind two parked cars directly Into 'ha path of his machlns on First Avenue. jp s - jhu trfmfc 07t f mind mi J. PEYTON SIMPSON. Lawrcncehurg (Special) J. Peyton Simpson, 80, Anderson County's oldest merchant died at his home at Glensboro this morning. j Funeral services will be conducted I at the Glensboro Christian Church ! Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock I by Rev. Ezra Sparrow. Burial will be In the Best Burying Ground, the Masonic Lodge having charge of the rites at the grave. Mr. Simpson Is survived by seven children, two daughters and five sons, the daughters are Mrs. C. L. Drls-kell of Shelby County and Mrs. H. N. Ockcrman of Mount Washington. The sons are Charles, Peyton, Jr., Alfred, Adolphus, and Edward Simpson of Anderson County. Drunkenness Is a Disease! This FREE Booklet Explains Fact That Every Person Should Know HERE is a treatise written on the dli-ease of ine hriety snd it cure, written especially for the Keeley Intitute. It is based on 57 years' experience, embrsang the treatment of more than 400,000 patients, including men snd women front all walks of life. It tells you "why" the medical profession recognizes drunkenness si a oisratt; whatfamousmedical authorities tayabout the disease of drunkenness . . . and "how" drunkenness can be cured. The booklet is free, snd mailed in aplain envelope. Write t once for your copy. NOW I "Then an n Keelcj InitltatM la Ms HMt ef Ohio." Addrett ft. T. Nelxon, Secretary rVa liNvi 1 1" lNi a a a lift 11 1111! innmnn-) E EE! THREE KILLED IN CRASH. Smithton, Pa., June 19 (AP) Three persona were killed today in the collision of their automobile with a Baltimore & Ohio passenger train on the outskirts of this town. The dead were Mrs. Ada Lape, 40 years old; her daughter, Mary Jane Lape, 16, and Edward Stimmel, 23. The car was dragged along the tracks for 50 yards. TWO DIE AS BRIDGE FALLS. .Williamsport, Pa., June 19 -(AP) Two men were killed and two were injured today in the collapse of the Montgomery River Bridge, west of Williamsport. The dead: Clifford D. Miller, 37 years old, Montgomery, and Raymond J. Hill, 25, near Williamsport. Official Seeks Proof On Tax Payments By Cream Dealers Frankfort, Ky., June 19 (AP) The Court of Appeals was asked today by Attorney General Hubert Meredith to rule ice cream dealers be required to show proof they actually paid ice cream taxes themselves before recovering payments. The court recently held the tax invalid, The attorney general said It would be Inequitable and unjust to permit the dealers to unduly enrich themselves by recovering from the Treasury the amount of this tax they collected from their consumers. He argued collections should be permitted to remain in the Treasury to benefit the public who paid the tax. MAILMAN IS ACCUSED ON CONTEMPT CHARGE TWO WOMEN Are Killed In Automobile Crash Twin Brother Of One Yietim Is Injured In Aeeidenl. Owensboro, Ky., June 1-(AP) Mis. Adam Logsdon, 25 years old, and Miss Nola Anderson, 30, both of Louisville, were killed in an automobile accident two miles east of here tonight. James Anderson, Louisville, twin brother of Miss Anderson, was injured and Clarence Morris, Owensboro, who has been working at LouiHvllle also was injured. Both were removed to the Owensboro City Hospital. The extent of their injuries have not been determined. The occupants of the car were on the way to Owensboro to visit relatives when their car left the highway at a bridge over Tellow Creek and turned over. FULL TICKET POSTED BY G. 0. P. FOR PIKE srns'inr, diptc to ths iwQinisi. Lexington, Ky., June 19 Federal Judge H. Church Ford Saturday issued an attachment for Burl Stafford, Rowan County rural mail carrier, and instructed United States Marshal John M. Moore to have him brought forthwith into i District Court at Lexington on a contempt charge, The attachment was issued after Stafford failed to appear In United States District Court today to Bhow why he should not be held In contempt for failing to go before United States Commissioner J. W. Riley at Morehead on May 17 to testify In the case of the government against Jimmle Conn, charged with operation of a still, Subpoenas for Stafford's appearance at Morehead and Lexington had been served by Deputy Marshal M. G. Magsnn. ROTARY TO HEAR RACER. ai'BfUL DISPATCH TO THB KSQrlRWK. Connersville, Ind., June 19 Ab Jenkins, noted race car driver and endurance driver, who is associated with the Auburn Automobile Company, will be the speaker at the regular meeting of the Rotary Club. PKt'Ul. D1SPITTB TO THS fcNQtflRKB. Pikeville, Ky., June 19 Pike County Republicans, in convention here today, nominated a full ticket for county offices for the November election. The slate was selected by a committee from the different voting precincts of the county and ratified by the Chairmen of the various precincts, most of the 89 pre-cincls being represented. The following is the personnel of the ticket: Charles Trlvette, Jo-hancy. State Representative; Ester Hopkins, Good, County Judge; Jean L Auxler, Plkevtlle, County Attor ney; D. T, Keel, Pikeville, Sheriff; Amos Coleman, Stone, County Court Clerk; E. B. Blackburn, McAndrews, Jailer; Cecil Ramey, Raise, Sur veyor, and John W. Call, Pikeville, Coroner. The convention was presided ovsr by John Scott, County Chairman. The Democrats will select their candidates for county offices at the August primary. HARRY B. MILLER DIES. IVKi lih DISPATCH TO THS IHQUIiei. Richmond, Ind., June 19 Harry Byrum Miller, S6 years old, native of Darke County, Ohio, retired businessman, is dead at his home in Cambridge City. Survivors are his widow, Cassada Miller, and one daughter, Mrs. Abriam Miller, Cambridge City. Miller was In the milling and grocery business and served as Postmaster of New Paris, Ohio. SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED. spkoui, nisr.m'K to ths SHgnritKR. Connersville, Ind., June 19 Scholarships at Indiana University, equivalent to cancellation of contingent fees for one year, have been awarded to Christine Alexander of Connersville and Nathan Alver-eteln of Harrlshurg. John Seele of Connersville was named alternate. Scout Jamboree Arranged By Man Who Was Cripple In Orphans' Home, Threw Away Crutches, Rode Bike. I'm, we know you're tired of playing I'uri tan. lint it's the thanre, of our life, to gel your hands utathed. A Daily Cartoon Starring the Amazing Little Rancnl, J A S 0' IE it Will appear in The Enquirer beginning Tomorrow. You'll say when you nee Frank Owen's Jasper that here's a comic character lhat parks more laugh lo ihe ounce than any other in America. Watch for Jasper in THE ENQUIRER New York, June 19 (AP) A reception by 25,000 boys awaits James E. West when he goes back home this month, back to Washington, D. C. The boys, a mere fraction of the million and more enlisted In the Boy Scouts of America, will be attending their first national Jamboree. Dr. West, looking over that army of youngsters encamped in their 350-acr c tented city along the Potomac, can recall the first group of children with which he worked. Still a lad himself and the only one among a group of 180 in a Washington orphanage with no known relatives, he became the big brother to 60 others younger than himself. He was forced Into that job because, being crippled, he was unable to do the heavy work assigned to other boys his age. Besides tending the children, studying at high school four days a week a privilege he had to beg and acting part-time as night watchman, he did the laundry for the entire orphange. That was the kind of a fellow Jimmy West was throwing away his crutches and learning to ride a bicycle and walk when a prospective employer demanded It, reading law at night, running a T. M. C. A. night school without a cent of money, persuading President Theodore Roosevelt to establish a Juvenile court in Washington. And that was the kind of a fellow the founders of the Boy Scouts wanted for a chief executive In 1910. Dr. West hesitated, then took the job, leaving a growing law practice in Washington. He was one of those people who came to New York to stay six months, 26 weeks. Instead, he remained 26 years and la now In his twenty-seventh year as chief scout executive. "I Just got busy and I've been busy ever since," he said. During that time, he has been the national leader of 7,665,851 boys and adult leaders affiliated with the scout movement, now attracting a million a year to its standards. The national Jamboree of the scouts this year is a new venture for Dr. West, postponed from 1935, when the Infantile paralysis scare cancelled It. "It's a tremendous undertaking," ha said. "It's unbelievable what's involved." The cost of food alone for the 10 days June 80 to July 9 will be $350,000, The butter bill will be $22,000. "The jamboree 'will be self-liquidating," he added, "the most unusual thing In that respect we have ever had. We are trying to make this a lesson in self-reliance." Every man and boy at the Jamboree will pay his own way. Congress and the District of Columbia have been asked for nothing except the use of land for the encampment. Even in that case, the scouts have promised to restore the camp site to its original condition and wiil spend $16,000 to replant It. TIRES, 14 WATCHES STOLEN. pwur. nurT h io inn kvi tbbh. Richmond. Ind., June lPollce tonight were searching for thieves who stole 14 watches valued at $450 from the display window of the Davis Jewelry store, 827 Main Street, and obtained tires from two gasoline filling stations In West Richmond. Volgt Dietis, New Paris Pike, reported to police that two men who had secreted themselves in the rear of his automobile forced him to dr ive to Glen Miller Park, where tney took $12 from him and ordered him oitt of the vehicle. Police found the automobile on Water Works Road. arvm irtv TO THl l.lqriMI. Hamilton, Ohio, Juns 19 At the request of defense attorneys, Common Pleas Judge P. P. Boll announced today an Indefinite continuance of ths trial of Charles Vincent Rose, 24 years old, Meta-mora, Ind., the last of three men to answer to an Indictment charging ths murder of Patrolman Arthur Sponsel, of Hamilton. Judge Boll notified tha 75 prospective Jurors not to report for duty Monday. The three men defendants were Rose, William Hobbs, S2, 808 Smith Street. Hamilton, and John Agnew, 84, R. R. 8. Hamilton. A Jury in Judge Boll's court yesterday found Agnew guilty of homicide committed In an attempted burglary, but saved the defendant from the electric chair by recommending mercy. Just a week before, a Jury In the same cuurt found Hobhs guilty under the same count of the Indictment but did not recommend mercy. Judge Boll indicated that Rose probably would not be tiled before July, Judge Boll Is expected to consider a motion for a new trial in the Hobbs case before deciding on the Rosa trial date. IPIM'UI. aiirAtVK TO THl MKqi'tkKM. Springfield, Ohio, June 19-Dem-ocratio County Chairmtn from Champaign, Clark, Darke, Miami, Madison, and Shelby Counties met here tonight with Executive Committee Chairmen and voted unanimously to Instruct Stata Senator James M. Matthews to support Governor Davey's budget program at the special legislative session starting Monday, Senator Matthews represents the six counties. The meeting was addressed by Ray M. Arrlson, Ohio Finance Director, who made a plea for the Davey program. BOY, 7, HIT BY AUTO. srarui msFATva to ths kkvimmh. Middlotown, Ohio, June 19-Nick Miller, 7 years old, 1911 South Street, suffered head cuts and other minor Injuries late today when he was run down by an automobile at First Avenue and Canal Street. Berry Williams. S8, 1804 Ixigan Avenue, I osnir'ii m ssh aW MONDAY 14c Wi CARRY A FULL LINE) Of WuWm i PRODUCTS! lood Vision h?3h score! Oood visiona better vacation! You'll feel better, look better, work better with proper glasses. 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