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Rochester, New York
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Monday, May 17, 1937
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ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONTCLE. MONDAY, MAY 17. 1937 STATE HOLDS PAIR SOUGHT IN SLAYINGS Gun Charge Takes Precedence Over 4 Murders Poughkeepsls UP) A minor charge of fun-totlnn temporarily halted last night a three-stats con test for tha privilege of trying Les ter Brockelhurst, 23, alleged mid- western "crime touriat," for mur der. As emissaries of Arkansas and Illinois gathered for a conference today to decide whether they or Texas had first claim on the Rock-ford, 111., youth, local authorities prepared to press chargei of illegal possession of a revolver against him, Assistant District Attorney Ell Gcllert aald a scheduled hearing before Justice of tha Peace Seeley A. Johnson In Dover Plains, where Brockelhurst and' his companion, Bernlce Felton, 18, were arrested last Thursday, would be held re- rardless of the outcome of tha conference. Three Charges Illinois wants tha former Sun day School teacher for the mur der of Albln Theander, 47, a Rock- ford tailor; Texas for the slaying of Jack Griffith, a Fort Worth tavern proprietor, and Arkansas for the shooting of Victor Gates in what Gellert described a "six-week crime tour." t Robert Nash, an Illinois district attorney, arrived yesterday to join Sheriff Paul Johnson of Rockford In pressing their claim to the youth, while two Arkansas officials, Deputy Prosecutor Joe P. Melton and Sheriff Troy Car-mil of Lonoke County, ara on the way. From Texas, Gov. Allred sent a request to New York's Governor Lehman for Brockelhurst, but Gellert said ha did not know whether that state would be represented at the conference. Murder warrants hava been received from all three and a federal warrant charging the pair with Interstate transportation of a stolen automobile also has been filed. Quiet ht Oils Brockelhurst and his companion spent yesterday quietly In their cells and Sheriff Johnson, who said Saturday ha wanted to question them In connection with the slaying of Herman Luhrsen at Brockton. 111., last Feb. 12, did not go j Bear them. j Abraham Felton, father of the girl and who sponsored her companion's parole from Joliet Penitentiary, where he served a short sentence for art armed Chicago robbery, was en route here from his home In Rockford. Gellert said the hearing before Justice Johnson would be held at 10:30 a. m. (EST), but added tha conference "probably will be held as soon as tha men from. Arkansas rnve." ...... ... , A I Smith Embarks on Europe Trip r i; EV -r ifj .1 Skilled mariner on heavy political seas, Al Smith sailed with Mrs. Smith on his first trip to Europe aboard liner Conte di Savoia. Their six-weeks tour will include visit to Home and Ireland, home of Mr. Smith's father. AF Wirephoto CROSSES SAVE JEWISH SHOPS Engl ish Predicted As World Tongue - ChicagoOS' English was predicted as the universal language yesterday by the Rev. Dr. Puncan Hodge Browne, rector of St. Jamea' Episcopal Church, in a coronation commemoration service. . Doctor Browne said tha coronation of King- George VI with its accompanying broadcast talk to the empire presaged development of English aa the world language. "Science has made this world audition possible," he said In a service authorized by tha Archbishop of Canterbury for use In English churches, "but tha scientific fact still has all the history of magic for those who took part In it. This flight of words Indicates alearly that soma day mankind will again be of one speech, aa by tradition it was before the confusion of tongues at Babel." Adjutant General Of GAR Dies at 92 Pittsburgh UP John Little, 92, of Wilkinsburg, national adjutant general and stats commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, died yesterday in hospital of pneumonia. He was tha last member of Post 187. GAR. ior 15 years Little was a guard In Memorial Hall, a soldier's memorial, in Oakland. Ha took an active part In ail GAR encampments. Brzesc, Poland K.T) Crucifixes and pictures of tha Virgin Mary and Christian saints were displayed in Brzesc shops and homes yester day to protect them from anti-Semitic diwordrra. Such displays apparently averted attacks, but some hoiMes lacking them were broken into during the night. A special committee appointed by the ministry of the Interior arrived from Warsaw to Investigate the disorders of last Thursday, when a policeman was stabbed fatally by a Jew. The mayor of Brzesc, the war-lime Bresr-Lltovek, posted a public appeal for peace at street Intersections and other vantage points, regretting that "certain conscienceless circles took control of tha town." "I fail to understand," tha mayor's poster said, "why anybody should want to punish so many innocent people. The events of May 13 brought shame upon the good name of our city." The Thursday disorders were projected against a background of growing anti-Semitism noticed in Poland for some months. Anti-Semites were particularly aroused by the killing of a Gentile policeman by a Jew. Radical anti-Semites hold that every time Jews act provocatively, not only the offenders but tha entire Jewish population should be punished. Warsaw authorities were worried lest Whitsunday bring anti-Semitic disturbances, especially in villages where the people gathered for spring festivals. Jews, however, kept to their houses, and tha day passed quietly. PARKERSREADY TO TAKE STAND Newark, N. J.M.VAn end of the Parker conspiracy trial late this week with a directed verdict of acquittal was predicted yesterday by former Gov. George S. Sil ver, one of defense counsel for ; Hml CCC Area to War Against Camp Flies Columbus, Ohio .T") MaJ. Gen. William K. Cole, commander of the Fifth Corps Area which includes Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana, declared war yesterday against files in all CCC camps In tha division. General Cols said concerted warfare against flies wss one of the most important phases of tha fight against communicable diseases. Kllis II, Parker Sr., Burlington County detective chief, and his son, Ellla Jr. The government, Sllzcr said, had failed to prove any violation of federal law by the Parkers In the alleged ,. kidnaping and torture of Paul H. Wendel in Now York to force him to confess falsely that ho kidnaped the Lindbergh baby, and It would be unable to do so "no matter how long they try." U. S. Attorney John J, Qulnn said he expected to complete his case by Friday. The trial will enter its fourth week today. Sllzcr, saying he was confident Federal Judge William Clark would direct the Jury of eight women and four men to acquit the Parkers, declared if the defense plea for directed acquittal were denied he would need "at least two weeks" to present the defense. 829,193 WORKERS NOW LISTED ON U. SAYROLLS Largest Official Family Since World War Washington iJP Uncle Sam's official family Is larger than at any time since the World War. Civil Service Commission statistics showed a total of 829.193 persons on federar payrolls Apr. 1, In addition to legislative, judicial and military branches of government, which remain relatively constant The figurs includes civil service and non-civil service officials and workers. This classification stood at 917,- 760 Nov. 11, 1918, dropped to 815,-772 June 30, 1923, then began a 10-year gradual climb to 872,091 June 30, 1933. It stood at 824,259 11 months ago. Totals Tabulated ' The commission tabulations disclosed that Apr. 1, employes of regular government departments totalled 649,877; new agencies, 52,-407; emergency agencies under works program, 126,909. Last June 80, this total was 144,095. The largest single group of new employes, 30,032, were employed in Works Progress Administration offices here and :n the field. Home Owners Loan Corporation employed 15,351; Treasury, 14,993; emergency conservation work under Jurisdiction of Agriculture Department Administration, 14,240, and Tennessee Valley Authority, 13,558. The commission figures showed the total of 824,259 persons outside legislative, Judicial and army branches last June 30 was 56 per cent higher than in 1926; civil service employes of the government rose 18 per cent from 422,300 to 498,725 in that decade and non-civil service workers increased mors than 200 per cent from 106,- 242 to 325,534. More Workers Civil service atractcd 10 per cent more workers under President Roosevelt than President Hoover and non-civil service employes rose 180 per cent in same period from 1933 to 1937. The records showed two per cent Increases In civil service and non-civil service totals between Coolldge and Hoover administrations. Congressional records showed President Rosevclt asked the Senate to confirm 31,581 nominations in his first term; Hoover, 30,202. Hen- ate confirmations totalled 31.337 855. respectively. The Seiv ttte approved 1-M2t of Roosevelt's postmasters and 13,882 of Hoover's. It rejected 1,667 of Hoover's nominations submitted after the 1932 elections. The Senate confirmed 18,928 of Roosevelt's 18,4 nominations for masters and military service and Civilian positions other than post- 11,009 of Hoover s 11,417. . Free Brake Testing Has a Catch in It Utica LT)-It costs nothing to have your brakes tested In Utica's new safety campaign but you will probably donato anyway. For after the job is done, a pretty girl, in a dashing red beret and jacket to match, will appear and "put the touch" on each driver. The idea is sponsored by the Utica Safety Council and the money raised will be spent for safety work in the public schools. Aged Farmer Has Time of His Life Conducting Own Funeral Ceremony Coatesvllla, Ind. Clt Wads Millman had tha time of hi life yesterday bs preached his own "funeral sermon." The SS-yaar-old sccentrlo farmer minus a collar and tie, but wear ing a striped shirt and an un pressed suit became so worked up he cqueakily sang a solo, "when the roll Is called up yonder I'll be there." "When my times comes, all I ask Is that they let me dia unremem- bered and let ma die in my grav unmolested," ha aaid, pausing to .bits into an orange and take a Delicious Full Count Daily and Sunday X EVENING DINNER Soap r CochsU: fl f Meat m fhh: IIJ (C a iVsfalsblw, Oss.nN nG : ssrt, Tea ar Caffes' J J Fill Cure LmehHit, 33 UN ELYS (I lit At. swig of water from a medicine bottle. The fanfare mads that of a circus seem puny. Hundreds of packed automobiles paralysed traf-fia around tha frame Canaan church, three miles northwest of hers. Families brought their lunches. Soma hsd breakfast under trees around tha church, for approximately 20 carloads spant the night there waiting for the service. Allen Campbell, undertaker, esti mated 8,000 had crowded Into the vicinity. Mora than 800 jammed tha little church that normally Holds less than 100. Every Inch of space contained a listener. Outside, men took turns standing on shoulders. Prior to tha servtca, Mlllman posed in front of hi tombstone. imported from Swltserland. and aid, "Hain't that a fin stone. Didn't I mak a fin selection T It's th best in tb United States." Tamar Haber, 96-year-old sistsr of MUlman, refused to attend the service. She said, "it's tbs silliest thing I aver heard of." ' Mlllman replied. "Well, we're two people. Your getting old and stupid." exclusive new Lonclla Sheer 1)V AVit) laurels to florals in cool Summer prints! .95 A Nelly Don favorite for tea, and even by-the-lake dancing! Triple sheer Lenclia print in aqua, rose, navy, black, copen., brown. Sizes 14 to 44. One of several styles notably priced at $7.95. (Home Frock Shop). You can explain Nelly Don's tuccesi in "detail" a. Shirring in multiple rows. b. Shirring outlined with contrasted en-tredeux. a. Mandarin collar and blouse. Novelty buttons. d. Flattering drop shoulder sleeve. . Contrast taffeta bow. f. Gored skirt. Back and front pleats. Third Floor Doctors to Fight Typhoid In Flooded Alaskan Town Fairbanks, Alaska (AP) Doctors in flood-stricken Fairbanks prepared yesterday for general inoculation against typhoid among the town's 2,100 inhabitants, as damage mounted to unofficial estimates of $6r0,0Q0. Refugees gloomily watched the'f 1 subsiding Chena and Tanana rivers, ice jams in which caused the floods by backing water into the town. Persons who inspected the nearly three-fourth of Fairbanks still covered by water said it would be several days before residents could return to their wet, muddy homes, or before affected business houses could reopen. Additional precautions were taken to prevent disease from contaminated drinking water. Flood waters, which rose last Thursday, spread over vast reaches outside Fairbanks and the full extent of damage to roads, bridges and mines was unknown. The Alaska railroad, traffic on which was halted by the flood, reported preparations were being made to run a train from Seward, the southern terminal. 'Another train may leave Fairbanks. Aviators returning from flights over the flooded area said there was little apparent change, but they did not expect another heavy rise in the rivers unless sudden warm weather sent snov water rushing down from the hills or new Ice jams developed at critical points. Boston VP) New England streams, swollen Saturday from heavy spring rains, receded yester-j day under a clear sky. Signs of possible floods were absent. 1 Massachusetts state police head-! quarters reported all Massachu-i setts rivers were dropping and highways clear. In some sections! water and small landslides blocked ! some roads. I The Pemigawasset River at ! Plymouth, north of Concord, N. H., dropped four feet during the night. Only between Manchester and Nashua was higher water reported. 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