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OAKLAND TRIBUNE, MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1932 HOOVER PLANS FOR DRAMATIC CAMPAIGN FINISH 1 D PRESIDENT MPS FIGHT IN MIDWEST Contemplated Dramatic Dash ".Would Include Trip to s. Home in Golden State . (Continued From Page 1.) ""ihe heart of one of the moat doubtful areas In the country, It was . understood, while a Minneapolis speech has been rumored off and on all during; the campaign. ' ' The President, in his Detroit speech) criticized the financial record of the Democratic House of Representatives, listed 10 Indies - tloiw ef business recovery, and ..pleaded for surport so that the ad-mlnistraion's program to defeat . 'the depression could be carried on to completion. I t H challenged his Democratic opponent to "disavow" such bills, 'passed by the Democratic House as 'the bonus measure. , Among Indicators of business recovery he named the return flow 'of sold, decrease In hoarding. Increases In manufacturing production, and In Imports and exports, recently. , Henry M. Robinson, Los Angeles Danker and chairman of the central committee of the banking and , Industrial committees In the 12 ,1'ederal Reserve districts, conferred 'with the" President yesterday. Rob-'lnson Is a White House guest, as 'wag also for a brief time Henry ' Tord and Mrs. Ford. ' 'Whit House aides said that rHoover and Robinson, during their conference in the Lincoln study, where the President prepares most cf his campaign speeches, discussed economic and banking conditions. JHoover Undecided on . ,, .Transcontinental .Trip Washington; oct. u.up) Secretary Mills and Postmaster-, General Brown conferred with president Hoover nearly two hours ;today on the course of the Republican campaign, but left the. White House without completing new Plna, , Hoover may speak In Indlanap-,oli this week, before appearing In New York next Monday, but Mills aid he had not decided finally to Co Into Indiana, ' Neither has the Chief Executive ' reached a decision on a transcontinental trip before November t. His callers indicated he was disinclined ' ,to take such a journey, Homeless Denied -Use of Hospital j Acting on recommendation of City Manager Osslan E. Oarr, the City Council today rejected a project to acquire the old Emergency , Hospital as a lodging house for the . (tlnerant unemployed. , "The project," said Carr, "Is actuated more by a desire for a free boarding house than a desire to go to the municipal wood yard on Eighth 8treet where men must work for their1 board and lodging. The wood yard's facilities are not fully used and I can see no reason Why the elty should look for any ether building until It Is fully .used." j . The council members, however, agreed to see if the wood yard can , lift lta one-day limit of stay for . unemployed men. Spokesmen for the unemployed declared that they . can stay only one day, even though they work for their meals and lodging. Council members said C they might stay longer If they will ..continue to work for It. A conference wltl b held with the wood a yard superintendent. f Petitions In favor of a parade In , honor of the Soviet Union, mostly j, mimeographed, were filed. r Roosevelt 'Deals Are Told by Thomas BALTIMORE, Oct. , !4. UP) The assertion Franklin D. Roosevelt "is again doing business with Tammany" was made by Norman Thonla, Socialist candidate for President, In an address at a Socialist rally here last night. Thomas said the governor of New Tork State and Democratic presidential nominee "was more obedient to Tammany than any ether Governor In recent years," and since the resignation of Mayor Walker a Mayor of New York City "is trading his endorsement of s Tammany man . . . for machine gupport at the polls." 'After laying the Empire State Governor proved himself "unable or ' unwilling either to regulate banking or to curb Wall Street," Thomas asserted "what Is still Worse la the political company Governor Roosevelt keeps." - Thomas named as examples of Roosevelt's company: Vincent As-tor, William Randolph Hearst, Frank Hague of New Jersey, John Vance Garner, Huey Long, and Owen D. Young. Al Smith Speaks In Newark Tonight NEWARK, N. J., Oct. 24. UP) Alfred E. Smith, who had the support of, New Jersey Democracy at the k recent Democratic National Convention, will speak to thousands jn a campaign appearance st the 1 11th Infantry Arrnjjry tonight. i The former governor, who has called for complete victory for the Democratic party November 8, will apeak In detail on national Issues tor ho first time In the campaign. Seventyflve amplifiers have been reeted so that he can be heard utslde the armory as well as in, and the apeech will be carried on a natlon-wld network of the National Broadcasting Company. The fdra la scheduled for 10 p. m. 1 ietern Standard time. , - h r . FAREWELL BABY fee A l'f ' ' j0' '.-..4, . , , ... iiii ' ' ';, W4. fan w "'if? - ,.' 0 '(. i'.,l'ft Tiny Helen Shirley Jackson, daughter of Mrs. Arline Jackson, and the last baby' to be born in Fabiola Hospital, which will close its door November 1 . The closing is because of lack of funds with, which to carry on the work of the past 56 years. TRIBUNE photo. Last Baby Is Born Before Fabiola Hospital Closing Nurses at Fabiola Hospital are giving special attention this week to a little newcomer, tiny Helen Shirley Jackson, who throughout Ufa will have the distinction of being tho last baby born In the hospital before Us closing, November 1, Little Helen Shirley was born October 18 and has another sister at home, Lois Clair, according to Mrs. Arline Jackson, mother of the children. The birth of Fabiola Hospital's last baby marks the pasnlng of an organization, originally drafted by 18 women founders' and maintained for the past 66 years by voluntary contributions and revenue from those patients able to pay In full. Mrs. J. r. H. Dunn, president of the Fabiola Hospital Association for the past 16 years, declares the move has been forced through lack of funds, but points out that the work of the Fabiola Hospital Association will remain active with the possibility that at some future date operation may be resumed. Pratt Replies to Rolph's Charges; Denies Politics (Continued From Page 1.) heard that Black had me slated for the Job as head of the state nursery. "I understand that he has picked William Scofleld, a timber appraiser for the state board of equalization and former secretary of the Humboldt Redwood Reforestation Association to succeed me. "W. II. Smith, the Governor's secretary, sent Dan Hlood, director of mt I ii i n I rcaiHirccs, a letter instructing lilin u 'fire' me. Then there was another letter, signed "William," that said It had been decided that I was to get another Job. "Blood told mo he had refuted to do anything without direct instruct Iouh f linn the Governor. "1 went and tallied to Hlack analn. He lold me he thoiiKht. 1 had better take the nursery Job and that ho thought it could be made to pay $3600 a year. He said if the state would not pay that much he would make up the difference from funds of tho California Forest Protective Association, of which he is executive secretary. PRATT 1 VTKMS TO FIGHT FOR JOB "1 lold him I Intended to fight for my Job and I still Intend to do just Hint." Pratt is a graduate of the Yale School of Forest y and worked for the federal government In this state from 1905 to 1914. From 1914 to 1918 he. was assistant professor of forestry at the University of California. When appointed by Governor Stephens, Pratt's office staff consisted of one clerk. There are now apprexomately ;0Q men under him. lllood declared today that he had received "no direct word" from the Governor with regard to Piatt and refused to discuss the reported letters from Smith. "Personally, I am entirely satisfied with Pratt, both from a standpoint of efficiency and freedom from political activity," Blood said. CAFE MAN HlCLlt V.P SAN (FRANCISCO, Oct. 24. George Kostas, night manager of a cafe at 219 Sixth Street, was held up at the point of a pistol early today and robbed of $10, a. 7 - , " , ' ' : - " : ". j ' ' & 'jft "If someone came and dropped the money In lap, I'd open up again tomorrow," Mrs. Dunn said. The present maternity wing war added to the hospital in 1924. quarters before that time having been around the corner from Its present location. The first baby on the hospital record whs that ot Mrs. Mnrgarct Munther, born on December 7, 1 R S 3 . From 1883 until 1891 few babies were born at the hospital duo mainly to the fnc.t that confinement cases were at the time usually cared for at the patient's home. Abaut 110 births are recorded for the years from 1891 to 1900. According to Mrs. Dunn, with the rapid' strides of modern life, from tho year 1900 on obstetrics became a good part of the work of tho hospital. "In making an approximate survey of the number of babies born nt Fabiola from 1900 to the present time," said Mrs. Dunn, "1 should say that about 14,175 Infants have been born tinder our roof. Perhaps at some future time, If we nr a!! to open again, we may double that number." Dudley Field Malone Drops Roosevelt and Will Support Hoover (Continued From Page 1.) times an assoclnte of Malone In legal matters, commented on Mn-lono's statement after appearing In ft debate last night with Heywood the latter wnaA candidate for Governor. Arthur Oarfleld Hays, many Broun, Hays supporting Hoosevelt and Broun favoring Norman Thomas, the Socialist candidate: "1 om afraid ho (Malone) Is voting not so much for Hoover as nsnlnst Roosevelt. It Isn't hnrd to understand his personal resentment, since we all know his friendship for Al Hinlth and Jimmy Walker." MAIiO.VK'S ATIITrDE TANGLKS SITUATION Malono's action Is another evidence of the tangled New York stnto political situation. If followed by large number of Walker sympathizers, tho action would result in loss of ninny thousands of voles In New York City for Roosevelt, Senator Robert F. Wngner, and Lieiitennnt-Covernor Herbert II. Lehman. The Republican candidates who would profit by such a shift are Col. William J. Donovan, cnndldate for Governor, and George Medalle, candidate for the Senate. Such ticket scratching will not be uncommon. The New York Sun, a Republican newspaper, has announced its support of Hoover and Lieutenant-Governor Lehman. The Dally News. Independent, has divided Its support between Roosevelt and Donovan. Donovan has made an effective appeal for sup-prut among groups of New York City Democrats. Registration here, however, Is 300,000 above that of X'.i2H, a record year. Democrats see in that a tremendous Tammany - Lehman -O'Brien-Roosevelt, vote, enough to wipe out any upstate Republican plurality. Thirty-six upstate cities generally Republican, so far reported, showed' about 10.000 drop In registration figures. Democrats attributed the decline to a lack of interest in the national ticket. Republicans predicted record vote in rural districts where registrar tion is not required. 4 Roosevelt Shoulder Pat Costs Man $25 ATLANTA, C.a., Oct. 24. UP) It cost V. Z. Turner. Atlanta business man, $25 to pat Franklin D. Roosevelt on the shoulder. As he reached over to greet- the presidential nominee, someone patted him on the hip and a moment later he discovered his wallet containing ROOSEVELT T W 2 SPEECHES Democratic Candidate Will Talk at Atlanta Tonight And Baltimore Tomorrow By F. G. VOSBURGH Associated Press Staff Writer. ATLANTA, Oct. 24. Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt busied himself today with preparation of the last two big speeches of his swing to the West and South. After a welcome yesterday and an automobile trip to Warm Springs, Georgia, whnro ifce spends as much time as possible in the In vigorating waters, the Governor tackled the addresses scheduled for Atlanta tonight and for Baltimore tomorrow evening. It was the first night he had spent off his special train since he started from Albany last Tuesday. The Governor has a speech-manufacturing technique all his own. He accepts and considers suggestions from all who offer them, receiving a flood of memos which an aide, said totals "literally hundreds." They come from advisors and well-wishers, some well-known and lpfluentlal, others humble and obscure. First to go through this material Is Professor Raymond Moley of Columbia University, the Governor's expert economist, but Roose velt usually digs Into the pllo himself, before taking up his pen or calling for a Menographer. FOREIGN' RELATIONS Tho Governor has been giving some special thought to foreign relations and Indications were seen that he would discuss that subject before the end of the trip. Yesterday he said to a welcoming crowd of his neighbors at Warm Springs, "only two weeks more and then I'll he back." It was explained he expects to rest for a week or ten days at Warm Springs after election. Georgians, who call him an adopted son cf their state, hulled him along tho 60-mile drive which has been named In his honor the "Franklin IJ. Roosevelt Highway." On his arrival In Atlanta in the morning, he told tho smiling, shouting crowd, "I'm not going to talk politics because it's Sunday, anyway I don't ha,ve to talk politics In Georgia." MRS. HOOSEVELT LEAVES Jjrs. Roosevelt left the party heVe toj return by airplane to Now Yotfk to resume her achoolteach-Ing duties. Ahead of the Governor today were a motor trip around tfie city, parade, conferences with Democratic leaders assembled here, the address at 9:15 p. m., C. S. T., at Atlanta Auditorium and finally departure nt 10:30 p. ni., for Baltimore by way of Raleigh and Richmond, where brief stops are planned. Senators Byrnes of South Carolina and Plttman of Nevada are traveling wllh the Roosevelt party, the former planning to stump Delaware, New Jersey and Rhode Island In behalf of the Roosevelt candidacy. Mussolini Calls On U. S. to Cancel or Reduce War Debts (Continued From Page I.) trate the attention of France on tomorrow's session of tho chamber of deputies, where the entire debt question Is expected to be aired. Interpellations on the debt qucs-$20,000,000 in Interest on the debt to the United States are expected to be deposited in the chamber. Opinion as expressed in nutho-ratlve quarters appears to be divided Into three categories here: 1 That France should make no payment of the December interest because It would servo as a dangerous precedent and create the belief that the entire' debt will be paid. O That the payment due In Pe- cemher should be made with the reservation that this payment he taken into account when the debt Is finally adjusted. O That negotiations regarding debts between the United States and France should be hurried immediately after the American elections on November 8 with the hope that the problem' would be solved before the date the Inter-eat Is due, December IB. French opinion recognizes that the problem is complicated by the so-called "commercial debt" due on war stock purchases a debt which is linked to the so-called "political debt," hut which France accepts must be paid. Meanwhile, Premier Fxlnonrd Herriot also was giving his attention to the disarmament problem. En route from Lenz, where lie urged world eaee, the premier Inst night siild he was confident Europe Mould evolve a system of security ngnlnst war. Speaking briefly at Arras, M. Herriot said the difficulties of the external situation should not be exaggerated. "We will succeed In surmounting these difficulties," he said. "I ask you to have confidence In our will to organize peace based on disarmament through security" CAR CONDUCTOR ROBBER SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 24. A bendit early this morning held up Clarence Behn, 64 Majestic. Street, conductor on s. Mission street car, and escaped with $7 without the motorman being aware a robbery was In progress Man, Given Life, Tries To Hang Self In Courtroom Spectators in Turmoil as Bailiffs Battle to Balk Slayer's Suicide Plan SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24. A moment after he had been sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, Domlnick Stanza., 34, attempted suicide today in the courtroom of Superior Judge Louis H. Ward. As he stood before the bench, Stanza whipped an Improvised noose from his pocket, slipped it over his head and fastened the rope to a brass railing In front of the clerk's desk. He was choking when Bailiff Thomas Lbftus and Police Inspector Harry Husted reached him and fought desperately against iholr attempts to prevent him from strangling himself. Stanza was convicted by a jury last Thursday night on a charge of first degree murder growing out of the slaying of Cordon George, 87, of 2207 Seventeenth Avenue, on March 2, last. Tho .jury recommended life imprisonment. SHOT TO DEATH George was found shot to death In the plant of the Stauffer Chemical Company, of which he was superintendent, at 161 Utah Street. He was a nephew of the late F. M. Smith, famous California pioneer and horax magnate of Oakland. Suspicion turned to Stanza, a discharged employee, and a search vvns launched for him. Several weeks later he wa arrested. Today, accompanied by Nate Coghlan, his attorney, he appeared before Judge Ward for sentence and stood quietly beside Coghlan before the bench while judgment was pronounced. Coghlan gave notice of appeal and started to walk from the courtroom. Hut Stanza remained In the dock, arguing with. Judge Ward. "Tuke this man from the courtroom," the Judge ordered. But no sooner had he spoken than Stanza pulled out tho noose and tried to strangle himself. COURT IN TURMOIL The courtroom was thrown into a turmoil as the spectators shouted, rose from their scats and started to run from the room. Judge Ward rose from his chair and leaned over the bench as Loftus and Husted grappled with Stanza, who lushed at thorn with fists and feet, whllo they fought to loosen the nooso about his neck. Finally the officers subdued the would-be suicide, removed the noose, and manacled his hands he-hind his hack. Ho was taken back to the county Jail and Superintendent Dennis Hansen announced ho would be removed immediately to San Quentln to be held pending the outcome of his appeal. TIE PUIYERS All Are Victims of Broken Necks Received During Games Over Week-End LOS ANGKLES, Oct. 24. (UP) Tho first football fatality of 1932 In the Los Angeles metropolitan area was Robert Houtz, M, Alhnm-brn High School player, who died yesterday of a broken neck received Saturday In a game with Southern California University freshmen. COLDWATER, Mich., Oct. 24. CUD Injured in the second quarter of a Sunday football game here Theodore Tremple, 2(1, of Fort W'Myne, Ind., died almost instantly of a broken neck. ST. LOUIS, Oct. 2 3. UP) Thomas Bagwell, 16-yeor-old high school football player, died today of a fractured vertebrae of the neck suffered In a game October 14. Bagwell, playing left end for Sol-dan High School in a game against Christian Brothers' College, was Injured when he plunged into a "wedge" formed by players of the opposing teom to run interference for the ball carrier. Several youths of the opposing team fell on Bagwell when tho group went down in a heap. Insull Extradition Up to Greek Courts ATHENS, Oct. 24,KUP) Samuel Insult's escape from extradi-' tion to Chicago on embezzlement charges appeared ktoday to rest with the Greek courts after President Zaimls authorized Minister Simopoulos at Washington to exchange ratifications of the Greco-American extradition treaty. American officials admitted that Insull might be safe because he arrived In Greece before the treaty was ratified. They expect, however, that the Greek courts would rule in favor of extradition if Insull appeals, which he is expected to do as soon as the extradition papers are served. : Insull hotly denied reports of his voluntary surrender to the United States legation. Windmill Tower Fire Is Spectacular BERKELEY, Oct. 24. Berke-leyans turned out In large numbers last, night to witness a spectacular fire" In an old windmill tower In the rear of the home of Mrs. R. Hall. 1309 Blake Street. With wind blowing sparks, householders of the neighborhood became fearful and a second alarm was turned In. The windmill was almost demolished with a loss of 200. PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICANS FOR HOOVER Maneuvers of Johnson More Than Offset hy Mohiliza-tion of President's Aides By ANTHONY F. MOITORET Progressive Republicans of California, responding to the challenge to their loyalty contained in Senator Hiram W. Johnson's latest bolt from the party, today began mobilizing for active aid In the campaign to re-elect President Hoover, and thereby offset the maneuvers of their former leader In backing the candidacy of Gov-ernnr Roosevelt. Under the leadership of Chester Rnwell, who was one of Johnson's, associates in the prngressj vo wins of the Republican party in the past, the loyal Republican progressives have organized the California Hoover Progressive Club. It will work as an auxiliary to and in cooperation with the Republican State Central Committee, and serve to counteract the Johnson-Roosevelt sponsored Progressive Republican Roosevelt League. Vice-presidents of the pew Hoover organization are Irving Martin, Stockton; Rex B. Goodcell, Los Angeles; M. B. Harris, Fresno; H. C. Nelson, Eureka, and Mrs. 8an born Young, Los Gatos. CHAIRMEN CHOSEN Six chairmen have been named for six California congressional districts and the work of organizing Johnson's former followers In these districts will go forward immediately. District chairmen already named are Ralph Rull, Eureka, No. 1; Ellis Franklin, Colfax, No. 2;. Mrs. Lester Hinsdale, Sacramento, No. 3; Claude Fellows, Kan Francisco, No,, 4; T.,M Wright, San Jose, No. 8; L. L. Dennett, Modesto, No. 9. Among the policies of President Hoover which the committee says should commend the President to every California progressive are his advocacy of a high wage scale, his efforts to secure an increase of jobs and their wider spread, his continued support of measures tending to preserve American standards of living and his opposition to tariff policies Intended to put American labor into direct competition with cheap foreign labor, and the social aspects of his reconstruction, finance mid home loan programs. HFRLJBEING FIRST "The essence of progresslvlsm Is Interest In the individual well-being of the masses of people," said a statement issued by the club today. "At the present time such Interest best can be manifested in supporting those candidates whose election offers the greatest, assurance of early recovery from the great economic storm that has swept the entire world. "After port has been reached' varying theories of navigation can be debated at will. At the present time we believe it Is the duty of progressives to support the captain who has shown skill In handling the vessel when the tempest, was at Its worst and who now is very evidently bringing the ship safely into port." Charles C. Teague of Santa Paula, former member of the Federal Farm Hoard, today issued a warning to the farmer against being made a pawn of the Democrats in the present campaign-. FALSE PROMISES BARER "It's about time the Hhnm was torn from the false agricultural promises of the Democrats," said Teague. "In the first place, the Democratic, candidate for President has broadly hinted that he'll have the tariff changed in order 'to bring about tho equality of protection between the agriculturist and industry.' This, on the surface, sounds fine, but just what would it mean0 Simply this: Greater distress for the A.merican farmer. "Over 1)0 per cent and in the ense of many products, more than 93 per cent of the American farmer's production is sold right here In this country to American consumers. Most of the customers are located In the large industrial centers and cities. Tear down the industrial protective tariff rates, and inevitably more foreign-made goods would be consumed in these very centers. The farmer is selling almost his entire output right here at home, so let's let well enough alone." Three radio speeches for the Hoover-Curtis ticket were scheduled for this evening. E. F. Hut-ton, San Francisco business man, will speak between 5:30 and (! o'clock over station KGO. Former Lieutenant Governor H. L. Carna-han will talk over KFRC between 8:15 and 8:30 o'clock. Mark L. Requa, Republican national committeeman, will broadcast over KNX from 9:15 to 9:30 p. m. Japan Negotiates With Rebel Chief TOKYO, Oct. 2 4 UP) The Japanese government reported today it was making progress in its negotiations to obtain cessation of the hostilities of Gen. Su l'ing-Wen toward the Manchukuo government in Manchuria. The military leader, who has waged relentless guerrilla warfare against the government founded with Japan's aid, has agreed to relowsa Japanese prisoners taken by his forces when they seized the cities of Manchuli and Hailnr three weeks ago. it was announced. MONEY BACK WITH INTEREST BERLIN. F. Kramer, Berlin resident, has his 'pocket book- back and 20 marks more han the 50 which It contained when he lost it eight years ago. He had long since given up hope of ever seeing it again when a messenger boy delivered it to him recently with a note from the finder, thanking him for J tho us 1 the money. MINUTE MYSTEBY CanYou Solve It? BY H.A.RIPLEY Dr. Fordney is professor of criminology at a Tamous "university. 'His advice is often sought by the police of many cities when confronted with particularly baffling cases. This problem has been taken from his case-book covering hundreds of criminal investigations. Try vour wits on it! It takes hut ONE MINUTE to read! Every fact and everv clew necessary to its solution are in the story itself and there is only one answer. How good a detective are you? A Million to One "T DONT care what they tell you," sobbed Bertha Billings. "Jack Fuhey and Harry Winters were friends'." ' "Here's the bullet, professor, interrupted the police surgeon who had been summoned to the road-house. "Thirty-two caliber. Entered the left side of the neck and lodged just back of the fitht shoulder. He lived about ten minutes." "Several people here say they heard Fahey and Winters arguing," said Fordnev. "That's a lie. They were loudly discussing a bet, but there wasn't any argument." "I understand Jack was extremely jealous of you," stated the professor, taking in the vitaT beauty of the girl. "That's not true. Jack knew I was a straight shooter he had nothing to worry abont." "Tell me wbat happened." "I was just stepping into the ear when Jark took his revolver out. He'd been held up twice going home from this place and he want-,.ed to make sure it was loaded. He dropped it and it went off.. Then I saw-Harry fall to the road." "Whatdid you get out of him?" inquired Fordney as Kelley entered from another room where he bad been questioning I'ahey. "O, tlicy had lime enough to make their stories agree. He says that as Bcnlm sat down in the car he accidentally dropped his gun and it went off, plugging Winters." "Well," mused Fordney, "that could happen, all right. Though the chances are just about a million to one against it. Nevertheless, bold them. Winters was murdered!" HOW DID THE PROFESSOR KNOW? Solulion to "Class Day" (Problem Printed Saturday) VIII' will have to stay after school: It is Impossible to place a marker. In any ordinary book, between pnges 11 and 12. Look! lie's trying it! Prny thve Hike care that tah'xl my book in hand, to read it ux lU tlial, is to understand. Hen John- S. MENJOU T Til Bile; What's It About?' She Asks Questioners, hut Admits She Knows Answer HOLLYWOOD. Oct. 2.1. () Kathryn Carver has a matter before her that is a poser. . She knows the answer hut not the reason for it. The stage and screen actress, re-turning to her home over the weekend froni a hospital, where she has been recovering from a nervous breakdown, said she. was puzzled by the announcement of an attorney Inst week' that her husband, Adolpho Menjou, film star, is contemplating divorce. "I'll bite; what Is it all about?" Miss Carver iuosl ioned Inquirers. "It nil seems so vajjue." The attorney said a Kuropcan tour by the couple bad failed to bring about a reconciliation. Upon their return, the actress said she was on Ihc veruo of a breakdown, having been, ill before they left homo. "I'ntil I Kot better nothing Is being done," she said. "No property settlement has been arranged; r, divorce complaint has been filed but I guess that is Inevitable. There is no chance for a reconciliation." They were married in 1'aris in 1 9 2 S and separated first a year ago. 2 Killed, Many Hurt In German Clashes BERLIN, Oct. 24. (A) Two persons were killed and many injured in week-end political clashes, as preparations for the November 6 general elections grew intense. A National Socialist storm trooper was plain in a hattle between Nazis and Keichsbannermen at Castrop-Ilauxel. Another Nazi was slain at Lung-stab. Dortmund, in a fight over handbills in a hostile neighborhood. Five Nazis were seriously injured in Dortmund encounters, and Communist casualties were at lenst 12. Adolf Hitler, the Nazi leader, last night declared in an address :ft Zwickau, that ho would take nothing less than full leadership of the German government after November C. Safe Crackers Find No Work for Them BERKELEY, Oct. 24. Safe crackers who entered the Tunnel Road Grocery, Ashliy and Domingo Avenues, during the night, found nothing for them to "crack." J. I. Clark, proprietor of the grocery, shut the safe door but didft't lock It. He knew there were only books and papers there and this was also discovered by the prowlers who ransacked the" place. Thirteen dollars was taken from the cash register. I N 1 SU! PATROL CHIEF VANISHES IN CRASH PROBE Attempts to Hush Details of 7.r)-Foot Car Plunge After Woman's Rescue, Fail REDWOOD CITY, Oct. 2 4. A mysterious automobile accident, In which the victims. Captain James B. Logan of the San Mateo County state traffic squad, and a Bur-lingame woman, Identified as Mrs. Jean Lawry, wife of a Federal special agent, plunged down a 75-foot embankment in the captain's official car, was under state Investigation today, E. Raymond Cato, chief of the stole highway patrol at Sacra-men! o. ordered the investigation afler being advised that an evident attempt had been marie to "hush up" the crash and conceal the identity of the woman, who was believed to have escaped injury. .Mrs. Lawry, whose husband, F. L. Lawry, 2301 Hale Drive, Bur-lingame, Is special agent for th United States Internal Revenue Department in San Francisco, declined to discuss the crash. LWIAX DISAPPEARS Captain Logan was reported t be suffering from injuries to the hrad and back. "He was "not available," and his family said they did not know his whereahouts, although they admitted he had "been in an accident." , The officer was treated hy Dr. Harry Mason of Redwood City, who professed to nave no knowledge of bow Logan was hurt. The attempt nt concealment of Mrs. Lawry's identity, according to Invest igiitora assigned by Cato, extended to the point of removing the registration certificate from lier automobile, which was towed to n Redwood City garage. She is ropoeted to have left her car on the Canada road, near the Skyline lioulevard, yesterday, after it stalled, and entered Logan's official state patrol ear on the drive here that ended with the 75-foot plunge. CAR TLLLS STORY The captain's machine hurtled down the Canada road emhank-mont and was completely wrecked. First information of the crash came upon discovery of 'the car several hours later. A traffic captain's hat and a woman's purse lay near by. The machine was spattered with blood. It was not known bow the captain and his companion left the scene. Mrs. Lawry referred all Inquiry "to headquarters." Her husband admitted he had heard "of the Logan , incident" but said his wif bail not told him the details. He denied that she had been Injured. "Tho -port came to me from another source," Lawry said. "I don't want to have anything to do wit h t his matter." Lawry would not admit or deny that his wife was a victim of the crash with Logan. HISHAXD SILKXT "If she was In the car, and the car went down 75 feet, she certainly would havo been hurt," he said. "Any Information will hav to come from her. She is the person Involved, not I." The license plates on Mrs. Lawry's car, 1H-165, had not been removed with the registration certificate, and they gave the first clue to her identity, George Moynahan, deputy chief of the highway patrol at Sacramento, declared that "an apparent effort Is being made to cover up this accident, and we Intend to get all the facts." Russell Bevlns, chief of the division of registration for the motor vehicle department, said he had learned that Logan had responded to a call on the Canada road, found a woman in an automobile which would not start, and took her in his official car on the drive back to Redwood City. Levins stated he had been told Logan applied his brakes too quicMy on a curve, and the car leaped the bank. Rich Gold Strike Made by N. Z. Miners WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Oct. 24. (P) A stampede to the banks of the Kawarau River In Central Otago has followed the disclosure of a gold strike described as the richest find of alluvial gold known in this generation. It was the find of two unemployed miners. R.F.C. Aid Is Asked to Build Half a Bridge WASHINGTON, Oct. 21. (UP) A lady in lioston, who wants to borrow at three per cent so she can loan at seven, and Mississippi "gentleman" needing funds for raising goldfish, are anions the latest applicants for Reconstruction Finance Corporation loans. Some other odd applications: From some financiers who want to build a bridge half way across the St. Lawrence river "some Canadian group certainly would build the other half." From the Reno, Nevada, man who wants a medium-sized sheep so he ran go into the wool business. From a syndicate anxious to make artificial lakes in Alabama for duck shooting purposes. From promoters who want to pipe fresh water from the' Florida mainland tr islands off the coast. $25 gone. , 'V. ' 1

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