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Member to Face Court Charges Members' Prom Osceola, J. L. Williams, Is Defendant PAPERS WITHDRAWN Strenuous Efforts Made to Keep Allegations Secret Is Charged , Charges of collusion between J. L. Williams, member of the State Highway Commission, chairman of the St. Francis Levee District in Eastern Arkansas,, and president of the defunct Bank of Osceola, and N. E, DeCamp, superintendent of the Gravelle Construction Company of Osceola, were contained in a suit filed in chancery court at Osceola February 4, it has been learned by the Arkansas Democrat. The suit was brought by Walter E. Taylor, bank commissioner, against of Osceola, insolvent. The Another Taft tod Expected to Announce Plan For Sale of Cars j Gr«(f3ll Construction Company, a co- partnership composed of Peter Gravelle and E. E. Gravelle, intervened in the action as plantiffs against the Bank of Osceola, J. L. Williams, N. £.. DeCamp, R. H. Bowden and the St. Francis Levee District. ' Papers Withdrawn Papers in the suit were withdrawn from the court, and efforts made to prevent its contents from becoming public. The Democrat, however, obtained a copy of the complaint. Every effort was being made, apparently, to smother the contents of the suit. The charges* as shown in the copy obtained by the Arkansas Democrat, however, were verified by E. E. Gravelle, junior member of the firm making the complanit. He told a staff reporter for the Democrat that additional exhibits would be filed later. That the suit mqy have far-reacht „ effects, was apparent. The state highway audit commission is expected to take, cognizance of some of the allegations, which if sustained may call for action by Governor Parnell. The complaint sets out that the con- struction'company .during 1930 and. 1931 had contracts for road work from the state highway commission and for levee work for the St, Francis levee board, ' ' ' ' • During •out DoCamp, ,wh'o. had charge Of affairs here for the Union Construction Company, which had the Slbeck con-; tract for the West Twelfth street paving district, was superintendent for the Gravelle company, and as such had athority to draw checks to pay expenses of operatnig the company. Many Charges In 1930, the complain), charges, Williams, DeCamp and R. H. Bowden en- terted into nn agreement that resulted in funds of the company, deposited in the Bonk of Osceola, headed by Williams' personal account. Notes and debit slips, unauthorized, also were charged against the company's accounts, the complaint charges. On September 24, 1930, the cashier of the bunk entered and charged against the account of the Gravelle company a debit slip in the sum of $2,005.40, and at the same time placed a like amount to the credit of Mr. Williams, the complaint charges. A copy ol the Sobit slip was made a part of the' complaint. On November 3, 1931, the St. Francis Lcvce board was indebted to the Gravelle company in the sum of $2,087.40. Mr. Williams, as president of the St. Francis district board, collected the account fr^> mtho board, the complaint charges, and deposited it in his bank at Osceola, On the same day, the charge says, Williams obtained adebit clip against the account for '$1,000 and transferred that amount to his personal account. The complaint sets out that on November U', 1930, a debit slip for $1,414.89 wns charged against the Gravelle company and a like amount credited to "Bowden Howell, which account, the plaintiffs believe and allege, wus a mere blind and that the sum of money was in fact finally passed to the defendants, J. L. Williamr. and R. H. Bowden, or to one the other at said parties." Other unauthorized charges, in-» Here the camera has Caught rarely photographed Charles P. Taft—lawyer son of the late William Howard Taft —as he addressed a civic reform organization in New York the other day Leap Year Is no time to fall for an aviator. . '<.-• State Democratic Meet Is Set April 1 Williamson Issues Call for Committee to Assemble to Select Delegates LITTLE ROCK.—(tf>)-Chairman Lamar Williamson issued a call recently for a meeting Friday, April 1 o- ihe state Democratic central com mlttea to select the 18 delegates to the Democratic national convention in Chicago in June. Mr. Williamson said the Democrati women's organization had asked tha half of the delegates named be wo men. He said he would put the pro posal before the committee. Tre delegation will be selected on the basis, of two from each of th severi congreissional districts, andfou large,, Mr. Williamson said some lime ag he would urge that the delegation g uninstructed. The committee also will be calle< upon to decide a contest in Critten den -county. Slain Gang Chief s Widow Questioned Financing Plan U Hinted f Many Rumors About Price* ' PLANT IgTO RESUME Two New Models— Four and Eight Cylinders Announced DETROIT, Mlch£.(/p)~When Henry •"ord tbld about the V-typo eight, and :he improved four he is soon to produce, he hardly scratched the surface of what fellow leaders Of the industry would like to know about his plans. Leader* of the, automotive world generally; believe another announcement 'will be , forthcoming, probably with Introduction of the new .models, of new plans tile. Ford Motor Company has for tre breaking down the sales resistance which has all but throttled the 'industry for the last .wo years.. .?''...• Only production plans were covered in Thursday's announcement. The rest was left to rumor, and there arc plenty dt them. , One is that n*new financing plan is being, or has been formulated. The rumor is not subject to confirmation, but repeatedly it has been suggested that the new Ford will be offered for $100 down, with twp years allowed to pay 6ff the balance. Whatever may',:.be tre specific plan, automotive met! are convinced any changes made will represent an casing of credit to potential buyers. While Thursday's long-awaited announcement served to clarify the atmosphere to a high degree, still another field was left open for speculation—that of price. There was no mention at all of what the new cars will seel for and the unofficial explanation was that prices will be fixed when production costs become available. There was a belief— no more than that— that tr e company hopes those costs wilt justify marketing the new eight at the price of the old four. Although the new Ford fours will not;be Introduced until about the first of March and the eights some time later, the quickening of the tempo in the' 'automobile and affiliated industries resulting from Thursday's an- ctedto come mush todenhamer Talks To Missouri Pacific Boosters Club Meet Gangdom's guns h^d added to their foil. And •here' you see an aftermath of the killing of Vincent 'Baby, Face" Coll, as the youthful?*acket leader,'* widow was questioned by New York police in quest of clews. 'Coll had been married only a month hen a machine Igun In the hands of an underorld rival ended his career as a gangster. t , Victory For Demos Seen By Harrison Senator Says No Need to Fear War Between U. S. and Japan JACKSON, Miss.—(fl 5 )—Senator Pat- Harrison, of-Mississippi addressing the Mississippi legislature predicted a Democratc victory this year and said there was no need to fear a war between the United States and Japan. "It is a 100 to 1 shot," Senator Harrison said, "thtat the Democratic party will win in the presidential campaign this year and we will have no trouble in finding a frist class canddalct in finding a first class candidate," Senator Harrison snid that Alfred E. Smith, the 1928 Democratic standard bearer, in his recent statement in New York, "has not declared himself an active candidate for president." On the appointment of Andrew Mellon as ambassador to Great Britain, Harrison said the Hoover administration "wanted to get rid of Mellon as secretary of the treasury and literally kicked him upstairs." War with Japan is "inconceivable and one of the least causes for worry," he said, ' duction, payrolls wjll mount— although Ford warned Thursday that only former Ford employes will be taken back. There were 65,000 men at work there Thursday, on part and full time basis, a gain of 8,000 'since the first of the year- Then, when the plant is on a normal production basis, 3,200 of the 5,600 Play Concert Here Committee From Various Schools to Sponsor Ticket Sales .The Ouachila College Band of Arkadelphia, who are touring the state at this time will be in Hope, Friday night, February 19th. ' •"*!' Committees who will sponsor the sale of tickets for the occaision have been announced by Mrs. Charles Haynes. These workers have been so.-- lected from the various school wards of the city as follows: • ;'Oglesby; ;Mrs. Joe Houston, Mrs. D. L. Bush, Mrs. Jeff Murphy. High School; Mrs. J. T. West, Mrs. W. C. Andres, Mrs Bert Keith, Mrs. Tom ^inser, Mrs. R. V. Herndon. A Junior committee'has also been named from the high school. They are; Martha Cantieyi Xanthippe Porter, Margurite Powell, Frances Sue WU- Jones.Mirs. ris,'Miss' .'•;•' ; Paisley; Mr%l Tom Coleman, Mrs. Ched Halt Mrs. Dewey Hendricks, Miss Elizabeth Arnett, Miss Helen Belts. Y ...jii, ".-. • • • All nteraoers of the committees are requested to meet with Mrs. Haynes following ft Founders Day program at the Paisley'school on next Wednesday New Credit Relief ! Bill Is Reported Amendments Seek to Lim! it Loans to Smaller Banks . .WASHINGTON—President Hoover's latest credit relief bill to case fedeal reserve discount regulations and authorize the issue of more than $2,000,000,000 in new currency was ordered {•ported favorably Friday by the senate 'banking and currency committee. ' -The committee yoted 'amendments, one of which will limit one of the loan provisions of the bill to small banks by fixing the population of the •town and the capital assets of institutions from which applications for assistance will be. received. This provision deals with loans by the reserve banks to individual banks. Senator Glass, democrat, > Va,, said today that this provision was intended to aid small banks but that as drafted it would permit large as rwell as small 'tent*; P*yi Tribute to Abraham Lincoln • in Address „ SPEAKSjON SAFETY Tells of Work Sponsored by American Legion in Past Years Accidents' and deaths were vividly brought to the attention of some lour hundred members of the Missouri Pacific Booster's .Club and to the public Friday night in an addrses by Major O. L. Boderthamer of El Dorado. After psjllng justifiable tribute to Abraham Lincoln, and complmenting the employes at the Missouri Pacific to their Company in agreeing to a 10 to their ..company in agreeng to a 10 per cent ytkge cut in orer to aid in a readjustment of the economic conditions of today and to, also render assistance ,to,relieve thelbnemployed of the railway fraternity, Major Bodenhamer then launched into the phase of safety as if applies to the public welfare, and outlined the concerted effort which is being put forth in this state by the Missouri Pacific and other ralway employes, the American Legion Department of Arkansas, operating under the direction of the National Department of the* American Legion, and also the efforts of the Arkansas Industries Association in creatng Local Safety Councils. ^ ; Text «4 Address Major Bodenhamer, in part, said: ".::.ot only : haVe the railroads and their employes been leaders in trans- portation'service but they (have likewise been leaders' in Vnany, other phases Of American life—and I propose to discuss just one of those phases of activity in which you have been and are now vitally interested. While it' has been called by many names, it is generally recognized as through With itel linotype* anil 4thJ* equipment will: be on He had had a 'iifteen-minute talk with President Hoover, and here Oen-> eral John < J. Pershlng, now fully- recovered from his recent illness, is pictured as he left the White House the other day. The biggest task will of the Duple* ''press, . constructed in the building nearly a mouth' eluding one of $1500 to the Union Construction Company, were made aaginst i cuit court, the company's account by DeCamp the complaint charges. The complaint asks a judgment against the St. Francis Levee District for $1,000, and an accounting and judgment of an undetermined amount against the Bank of Osceola Williams, DeCamp and Bowden. DeCamp was in charge of the af- fiiir.v of the Union Construction Company which leased the Pulaski county asphalt plant during the adminis- trutlcu of W. F.' Sibeck as county judge. He was re-ported to be a partner of O.. O. Odgen of New Orleans in the construction firm. The company manufactured paving iiKiUriul.y ;il the county plant and suld the mixture to the county for $10.50 per ton fc-r paving a portion of the West Vwclfth street pike at u cost of more than $.)*),UUO for about three and one- hali miles. This same company in bid- dinv fo ra contract on another Pu- lasfci read turned in :; bid much low.r than the contract price oa the Wes. 'xwel/th tired deal. Ths Union Construction Company has an appeal pending in circuit court wi'tra it is spoking judgment for $13,236 from the county as the balance UL.C on thu Sibeck contract. About $;j,COO was paid before Judge Sibsck lei. office and Die unpaid claim was denied by Judge Ross Lawhon, Sibeck's successor. The company appealed from Judge Lawhon's action in denying the claim. The appeal is to be heard Saturday by Judge Richard M. Mann in Second division cir- firms which serve Ford supplies al- afterhoon.i at which time instructions ways are working on Ford orders, J - - . . MAPPER FANNY SAYS; REG. U. 8. PAT. Off. There is also the factor of keen competition in the low priced field, which automobile men consider necessary to stimulate buyer interest. That is now in prospect, and approximtely 75 per cent of normal automobile production is in that field. ' Chevrolet, General Motors' representative in the low priced class, unofficially has estimated its output this month at 55,000 units and has predicted it would ^maintain the 1932 employment average of 35,000 men. The Chrysler Corporation which produces Plymouth, is reported 1 to have stepped up its February schedule to 21,000 units, a 40 per cent increase over January. Saenger Manager to Leave Sunday Schuster to. Stuttgart— Successor Is E. S. Hecht, of Pensacola, Fla Howard Schuster, manager of the Saenger theater since the middle of last year, will leave Sunday for Stuttgart, where he is to take charge of the Majestic, it was announced here Saturday by Malco' Theaters, Inc. Mr. Schuster's successor in Hope is E. W. Hecht, former manager for the Publix-Paramount theater at Pensacola, Fla., who arrived hero Friday. Mr. Hecht was accompanied by Mrs. Hecht, driving through from Pensacola. Mr. and Mrs. Schuster and small son will leave Hope Sunday after making many friends during their stay in this city. They came here last summer from Fort Smith. Mr. Hecht assumes direction of the Saenger Sunday. will be given theni. . Th e Quachita College band, is reported to be one among the best college bands of the state and is the official band of the U. D. C. in Arkansas. A part of the funds derived from the sale of these concert tickets will be used to defray the expenses of Dr. Hegger of Chicago, who is to be a speaker in this city within the next few weeks. the "Safety First" campaign. "For many years our, raiwlays. have fostered a campaign which has had for its purpose the reduction of accidents to property. and to Human life. As a result of their campaign, they have reduced. losses to.' such an . . extent that the year 1930 showed the low casualty list of approximately. ' ' ------ - — B0oyltt who get tq tUu top ol Hie ladder still buvv to wtxrfc. Two Guilty in Torch Murder; Get 21 Years RIF'LEY. Tenn.—(/P)—Albert Moore and Harrison Yon, both about 30, Thursday were convicted of the "torch murder" of Mrs. Mary Moore, 42, the former's stepmother, by a circuit court jury which fixed their punishment at 21 years in the state penitentiary at . .ashville. Horse Vs. Auto STOCKTON, Cal.—The auto may be ruler of the road sinpe it replaced the horse, but that doesn't give it lice 11 ""! . i,,t^ - horse-drawn buggy. Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Saunders are suing E. A. Litts for $4652 damages for injuries alleged to have been received Negro Sought in Murderjrf Child Suspect With Mole on Face Accused of Brutal Slaying PHILADELPHIA.— (/P) —A negro, with a button off his overcoat, and a mole on the side of his face—two important clues—was arrested for questioning with the kidnaping and brutal slaying of seven-year-old Dorothy Lutz, only child of a widowed mother. The suspect said he is Gilbert Eaddy, 40. No specific crardge lias been placed against him, but _ detectives said the more they question him the more they believe he is the man wanted for the feindish crime. Dorothy disappeared last Wednesday while roller ska.ting. She was last seen alive by a neighbor who noticed her talking with a negro who had a mole on the side of his face. A button which police said had apparently been torn from an overcoat was found beneath the child's body on the second floor of an unoccupied house. Two other suspects were also being held by police. They are Michael Mantycha, who lives less than 10U yard's from where the girl lived, and Arthur Jones, negro. •-»-*"«» Florist Is Convicted of Driving While Drunk TEXARKANA—Eugene Garrett. 68. florist of Texarkana, was convicted in llic Texas side District Court at Boston Thursday afternoon on a charge of driving an automobile while drunk, •and fined $250 au<J prohibited from driving a car for two years. The jury j was out a little less than an hour. Several weeks ago a car. said to have been driven by Garrett, ran into a filling station at Spruce and Nineteenth streets and injured fatally J. W. Hicks, owner of the station. Witnesses of the accident said that Gurrett also is under indictment on a murder charge in connection with ire death of Hicks and the trial ot this $2MurderferMOst Go to Death Chair Youth Confesses to Killing Auto Salesman to Obtain Money WACO, Texas.—A district court jury Friday sentenced William Beck, 19, former University of Texas student, to death in the electric chair for the slay- Ing of O. L. Jones, automobile salesman last September 3. The defense gave notice of appeal. Beck confessed the crime following his arrest in a Wichita Falls hotel and said he shot the salesman 'who had given him a 'lift in his car to obtain money and 1 received but ?2, Efforts wore made to show him insane as the result of a baseball striking him in the head in 1929. In contrast to the tears of members of his family, Beck heard the death verdict of the jury without a show of emotion. The stillness of the court room' that followed reading of the death sentence was broken by the sobbing moans from Mrs. J. J, Beck white- haired mother of the condemned youth. Two of Beck's sisters, who sat near her, also sobbed. The boy's father sagged in his chair when he comprehended the verdict, then he broke into tears. Court officials immediately called the county nurse who gave what com? fort they could to the women. Beck sat through the scene of sorrow without exhibiting any emotion. Members of the family of Jones, for whose death Beck is condemned to die, were present in the courtroom but they showed no emotion. Jones' widow, their son. Lee Jones, and several other relatives of Jones were in the courtroom. They left immediately for the office of District Attorney Willard McLaughlin. Members of the jury'were visibly affected by the sobs of the women of Beck's family as they broke under the strain. The jurors refused to talk about the verdict. In a few minutes, Sheriff Leslie Stegall cleared the spectators from the court in order to allow the Back family some privacy. Then Beck was taken back to jail. "This is the first jury to vote death ugainst 192 clients that J have defended," said Buck Wynne, Wills Point attorney, chief counsel for Beck. He appeared visibly affected. Burns in Explosion at Capital Fatal for Boy when Lilts' cur ran into tJjeir buggy- wise is set f° r next week. LITTLE ROCK.-i/H)— Burns received when the gasoiue tank of his de- ivery truck expoded Thursday night caused 1he death Friday of Way man Axley, 16. He was employed by bis father, who operates a laundry. Axley struck a match wihel seated in the truck to examine bis delivery orders, and ill- Celine exploded. : 49,000 injured n .which case/ ^-ifi^^pt^^oipa^sl^lpr Surely this record speaks well for the sincerity of our; railroad's and" their employes in this. great movement. Praises American Legion ' ' For the past .five years the American Legion has fostered through its -several units this same kind of a campaign for the purpose of educating the public Upon the loss which is being sustained annually by accidents of all kinds. "This year the Arkansas Industries Association, which is composed .of individuals and firms-interested in the progress, prosperity and well-being of Arkansas, has announced that a care- fullly planned safety first campaign would be one of its major projects for the year 1932. The men who compose this association and especially those men who guide its destiny, are sincere} unselfish and ambitious for the well-being of this great commonwealth; and they are, therefore, entitled to the support and confidence of all citizens whether they be members of this association or not. While the program of this association is a constructive one, and while many •phases of that prgoram are as important if not more so, than this safety first campaign, still I propose to discuss with you this one activity in the hope that we may see still more clearly the necessity of being more alert during the year 1932 than ever before. "The loss in life and in property, caused by preventable accidents, continues to mount year after year. While the railroads have; 'during the past 15 years, been able to reduce the number of their accidents and the resulting loss therefrom to a minmum during the year 1930, still the rest of American life has, during that same period, increased its list of accidents to the tune of about 298 per cent. It is not difficult .therefore, to determine the reason for the decrease jn railroad accidents as compared to'the increase in the sum total of all other types of accidents. The railroads set their hands and hearts to solve the problem. They educated their em- ployes. The whole system was on the alert. This safety thing; after all, is pretty much a question of alertness to certain rules and regulations. "The world today, and especially the people of the United States, is mad with enthusiasm, with the rush and hustle of business, and with the spirit of haste and reckless energy. We, as a people, do not stop to think ol the potential danger cf accidents. The railroads had to pay and to pay dearly for the loss of lite and of property which resulted from their early accidents; but the American people, as a whole, have not yet been brought to their senses, and every cons'ructive organization in America, can well afford to lend a hand to the task of bringing about a proper appreciation of this program through an educational program as to the enromous losses which W9 sustain year after year." Fulton Green On Trial For Robbery Claims Was Once Partner of, Notorious Bandit, ' Tom Slaughter DEQUEEN, Ark.—Fulton Green, charged with robbery of the Bank of Horatio, from which $8,000-wa« taken more than a year ago, went to trial in circuit court here Friday* • Selection of the jury occupied the morning session of court Friday, and at noon nine jurors hadbeen selected. It was expected-that testimony .from the J!0 witnesses summoned, '^ "" press, all in one unit, icross the tniatiess ; tween Saturday , night ' tion time Monday. With • it tnay be jrtaceet over* in by Sunday. , , %"*. Floor space. of the >e'w\ 3,200 square feet as < 2,0«rfor the old one. offices -will occupy a" Walnut streeVwith a » „ dividing the office ,space,ir chanical department. •'-/ Carpenters;' painter^ '- J gas-fitters finished ' —and Monday The ., „. ffrrn at Ftake, tlake ahd-Cttlton. Green was said to be a'partner of Tom Slaughter,' one of the most notorious desperadoes in the history of the southwest, before this .bandit was clain by a member of his own gang aftey escaping from the state penitentiary at Little Rock. -Green was recently captured^ in California and brought back to^Akansas to face trial in two bank robberies. He has been held in the Little River county jail at Ashdpwn as a precautionary measure. Another sign of returning normalcy is the recently reported fact that U- S. Marines are still chasing Sundmo >» Nicaragua. Two Girls Held On Attack Charge Charge Paid With Taking Man in Alabama For Ride DECATUR, Ala.t~(/P)~Lorraine and" Hilda Hargrove, of Ardmore, Ala,, were placed in the Limestone county jai) at Athens Friday charged with assault with intent to murder in the shooting of Jack Carter, 19-year-old youth taken for a ride January 20. The sisters were arrested on a warrant sworn to by J. J. Solomon, uncle of Carter, after they were brought here by Sheriff N. L. Baker, of Limestone, and . questioned by Morgan county authorities. Plans to bring the girls before Car. ter were abandoned when his physician said his condition would not permit and they were taken to Athens, where the warrant foij their arrest was sworn out. Sheriff Baker declined to say what evidence he had against the girls, Carter was found on the Bee Line highway near Athens early the morning of January 21 with a wound in his chest. He told officers he had been picked up in Athens by two girls, carried out on the highway and shot. The youth said he had met one of the girls at a dance and tha\ he knew her as "Carolyn." „ 0. K, Allen Denies Huey to Run State Louisiana Governor-Elect Says Long Does Not Hold the Reins FORT WORTH, Texas. —Former- Governor Huey P. Long's "governmental reigjj" in Louisiana is ended 1 so far as O. K, Al^en, governor-elect is concerned. •People who think Long will hold the reins of government after I am inaugurated nejft May are sadly mistaken," Allen said in . an interview here while en route to Paris, Texas for a visit Saturday. Allen, who was fleeted by a huge majority, will hf the first governor to occupy Louisiana's new $5,000.000 capitol. DEQUEEN, Ark.-$heriff Jim* ton reported* Thursday night >« J less search for two men wlT tmept to hold up the First'I Bank of DeQueen was, frusta noon through the heroism, o£ Hunsucker, assistant cashier,,",, '"The sheritt said h? had', t olearn whether the men had e in an automobille. or had dashed from the bank on foot. A/f search along the highways o t ,K^ r ^ }S county Thursday night had proved- to' no avail. . „ When one of .the youthful rot slid a note into the paying cage, ing, "You are stuck up;, get 'b sack up the cash,'' Hunsucker;,t him to go to another window andt suddnely ducked beneath the cou yeling lor the cashier, B. P. Jflj* to set off the burglar alarm. The robber who presented ,_„ , V( jammed his J^elf-drawn gun back'ii his pocket a,nd, with his coning^ who had been guarding the front dorog dauhed from the building. Whether, i they escaped in a cat or on foot was not established but a hastily formed < posse started a search along highways leading out of the 6ity, t>l ^ 'I knew they were not the minute they came into the said Hunsucker, "and thought they were going to try a holdup. This be* lief was strengthened when they went* to.two separate desks in the tabby and started writing. "I eased down the cage and saw • that one of them was writing on t&S„ back of a check. Then I was certain: Mr. Mitchell had jflst stepped into the back of the bank, The robber passed the note across to me and Is asked him, to step to the front window. When he started to comply, I dodged behind the counter and yelled for the cashier to set off the alarm. "Mr. Mitchell ran out with a ria* gun and we took up the chase bu$! T failed to find them-" One of the robbers was described' as being red faced and red haired- The other was dark, Both were in their twenties. Red haired youth had several days growth of beard on his fac:. The first robbery of the bank occurred December 36, 1930, two men; obtaining $14,000 after holding Hunsucker and others at bay with gU4is. Charles Tobin a cripple, later was arrested and sentenced to seven years;-; in the penitentiary The second holdup, December 6, 1931, netted $7,000, two bandits escaping. Protestants, Catholics ajid Jews to Hold Meet WASHINGTON.-(/ip)-A(ii attcfnRt, to eradicate prejudices created by religious differences will be made at a conference here on March 7 to be at^ tended by hundreds of prominent Catholics, Protestants and Jews- President Hoover has beejj invited; to open the meeting. Those who wiU speak include Newton D. Baker. Q| Cleveland, Rogers W. Straus of New York, Professor Q»rU,on J. H. Hay«* of New York and Bishop James f. Fieesiaa ol Washington

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