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Tuesday, September 29, 1931
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Average DAILY CIRCULATION Sept. 21st to Sept. 26tll 41,506 Member Audit Bureau of Circulation Twenty Pages 180 Columns r 1 NA) H SEVENTY-SEVENTH YEAR Tonight Fair LANSING, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1931 Wednesday Fair, rising temperature .j. PRICE THREE CENTS STATE SIX BOMBINGS TE1FI HIT BEMEB PEOPLE i Theater Shaken by Terrific! Explosion after Man ! Runs from Alley j PEOPLE STAY IN STREETS; Residents Are Afraid to Return to Homes; Police Officers Mystified DENVER. Colo.. Sept. 29 i.-P) The explosion of a group oi" bombs, one of which endangered the lives of 50 children in a church school, occupied the attention of police here Tuesday. Six bombs in all were fired within a few hours of each other Monday night, resulting in the destruction of one home and a general panic in North Denver and two suburbs. The first three did no damage. Police originally ascribed the first reported explosion in Valverde. to small boys, but abandoned this theory after a terrific blast rocked the Holy Family church in North Denver. Fifty members of a church school club dashed terrified from the building. The blast stopped the motion picture machine in the Oriental theater across the street and hundreds of theater patrons rushed for exits. Mrs. Mary Jackson, who lives near the church, told police she saw a 'stout man" leave a car, walk up a. alley behind the church school and run out later, a second before the ex- j plosion. A few minutes later a bomb blast! rocked a neighborhood a few blocks! distant, shattering vrindows and! knocking goods from store shelves fori several blocks around. Police were investigating these explosions when a fourth blast wrecked and set fire to a house owned by Custer Rand in Barnum, another suburb. Rand, who lived next door, could not be found Monday night. i After the bombing of Rand's i house, police and firemen learned of! two other explosions in the sparsely ' settled suburb earlier in the evening which made a great noise but did no damage. ' Thousands of persons stayed in thej streets until daylight, afraid to re turn to their homes. Police reserves were held in all stations and firemen on leave were recalled to duty as the city hunted vainly for the bomb throwers. , T KILLED BY POLICE Shots Fired by Detroit Officers Fatal to Suspect Who Tries to Flee DETROIT, Sept. 29 (A A Port Huron. Mich., youth who failci to halt at a policeman's orders died Monday night of a wound inflicted by the patrolman. The shooting is being investigated. The youth was Jack Sorenson. 20. who told officers before his death he had come to Detroit to drive back an automobile for a friend. He said he did not know he was running from a policeman and refused to give the name of a companion, seated with him in a parked car when the officers arrived, who escaped. Two police crews hurried to Franklin and Riopelle streets late Monday on an underworld tip. broadcast over the police radio, that a saloon was to be hijacked. The officers said Sorenson and his companion, seated in an automobile near the intcrsecton, fled at their approach. Patrolman Earl Berry fired at Sorenson but missed. As the fleeing youth boarded a passing truck, Berry said he fired again. Sorenson fell to the pavement, wounded in the back, the bullet passing just above his heart. At Receiving hospital, he first said his name was Hunt. Later, he gave his name as Sorpnson and said Hunt was the name of a relative living in Detroit. He denied any knowledge of a contemplated robbery. DEFECTIVE CHIMNEY SETS FIRE; LOSS $185 Blaze Sweeps through Living Room of South Washington Residence; Had Just Been Decorated Fire caused by a defective chimney swept through the living room of the home of J. E. McDonald, 1708 South Washington avenue,, shortly after 6:50 o'clock Monday evening, causing damage estimated at $185. Both Mr. and Mrs. McDonald were in other parts of the house when the fireplace set partitions on fire and before the blaze was discovered it had gained considerable headway. The house had just been redecorated. Of the loss, $35 was on the content. Toes Amputated With Pen Knife COPENHAGEN. Denmark, Sept. 29 .-P! A story of how a member of the expedition of the late Dr. Alfred Wegener had his 10 toes amputated in mid-winter on the Greenland ice cap came to light Tuesday. Dr. Johannes Georgi, German scientist, said he and Dr. Ernst Sorge neither of them surgeons operated on Dr. Fritz Loewe, whose toes had been frost bitten on a trek from the coast to the central camp. They used a pair of tin-cutting shears and a small pocket knife in weather that was many degrees below zero. .The operation took 90 minutes and Dr. Loewe was said to have borne up with fortitude. He's New Head OfM.S.C. Unit ft - I PAUL A. HERBERT Professor Herbert is the new head of the forestry department at Michi gan State college who took over the duties left vacant by the death of Prof. A. K. Chittenden He "is a native' of New Jersey and received his B. S. and M. F. degTees from Cornell university, completing work for the latter degree in 1917. He spent one year in the army and then, became assistant professor of forestry at Cornell and also had charge of experimental work in forestry there. He first came to Michigan State college in 1922, when he was named assistant professor of forestry and re-(Continued on Page 18, Column 5) Dealers to Meet Committee Of Council Seeking Change in Method CITY STORE IS OPPOSED More Attacks on Present Welfare System Mark Aldermanic Session A committee from the Lansing Home Defense league and the Lansing Retail Grocers' and Meat Dealers' association will meet with the welfare committee of the council at noon next Tuesday to discuss the welfare department store question. The council meeting Monday night was the scene of two attacks on the grocery distributed method used here. M. C. Goossen, who spoke a week ago, urged the council to abandon the store and issue orders for food to independent merchants. O. A. Sabrowsky delivered another attack on the present policy, claiming that it would be cheaper to operate through merchants who are in business and are compelled to pay overhead expenses. Aid. L. J. Smith, of the third ward, pointed out that, if there are 250 independent merchants in the city, 1 each would gain about four faml-i lies if the present method of buying supplies wholesale and then distributing them through a central warehouse were abandoned. Aid. Fred L. Kircher fathered the motion to provide for a meeting between committees. Urge Growers Only at Market a petition signed by 112 persons ! to dealers, and the stalls be rented only to farmers and growers. This was referred to the market committee. Anthony Spaniolo, who had a fruit store at 1601 East Michigan avenue, asked the city to reimburse him for his losses sustained during the construction of a tunnel for school children, under the avenue. He said that he had lost so much business that he was forced to close his doors. Thirty persons asked that he be given consideration. EAST LUG Lansing Line's Proposal Approved by College City Aldermanic Body Michigan Cab company, which operates a line of taxicabs in Lansing, was making plans Tuesday to open a cab stand and station in East Lansing. E. A. Mackey, president and general manager, announced. The East Lansing city council Monday evening approved an application of the company for such a stand. Mr. Mackey said that a stand would be established in the downtown section of the College City where cabs would be available to the public. The service will be operated in conjunction with the company's cab station here. LANSING JUDGE HELPS DISBAR STATE LAWYER Collingwood Is Ode of Three Who Hear Case Brought against Former Prosecutor of Leelanau Counly LELAND, Mich.. Sept. 29 (P) Carey J. Cole, former prosecuting attorney of Leelanau county, was disbarred Monday night by a court of three judges which heard testimony of 16 witnesses on allegations that he had misappropriated funds entrusted to him by clients. Judges Fred Lamb of Cadillac, Charles B. Collingwood of Lansing, and Frank L. Covert of Pontiac comprised the trial court. Assistant Attorney General Paul Eger conducted the prosecution, A principal witness was Circuit Judge Farm C. Gilbert, whose investigation of Cole's activities while prose- jcutor in 1930 started the disbarment proceedings. io coin i GROCERY PUN KELLEfl GIRL IS S IF Officials May Order Body of Her Uncle Exhumed for Examination PROBE IS CONTINUED Young Woman Will Be Tried As Accessory after Torch Murder of Four ANN ARBOR, Sept. 29 HP) As the ! "e a" Brand jury investigation of the Katherine Keller case moved into its second day at county building, information has been disclosed that a recommendation may be made to have i the body of the late Darwin Z. Curtiss Ypsilanti municipal judge, removed from its vault for examination of the stomach contents. It was learned that although the immediate cause of death was given as pneumonia, officials on the grand jury inquiry may settle their dcXibts on the question by having the body examined for evidence of poison. The death of the late uncle to Miss Keller on Feburary 1, 1931. was sudden, and considerable speculation on the cause recently has been aroused. It was intimated Tuesday by Judge George W. Sample that the inquiry-may last the remainder of the week. It is understood that Prosecutor Albert J. Rapp, Carl A. Lehman, his assistant, and Edward A. Bilitzke are making no effort to unearth any evidence except that directly connected with the Keller case. Judge Sample has stated that should no true bill be returned I j1'; a pritncipal ill "4 Wl. V11VU lJP JilUIlV-UliUl VU Ult accessory after murder charge, a j count on which she was bound over to circuit court from Justice Jay H. Payne's court. Lewis Osbon. proprietor of a gas station in Ypsilanti, was the final witness of the morning session. The other two witnesses heard Tuesday morning were Mrs. Amanda Wiggett, laundre.9, and Guy Simmons, a taxi-cab driver who is reported to have driven Miss Keller either before or after the slaylngs. Mrs. Luella Smith, mother of Fred, was expected to take the stand Tuesday afternoon as was Mrs. Hallie Hart. It also was reported as probable that George Peppiett and Mrs. Helen Twist, both of Ypsilanti, would be called to testify as to their acquaintanceship with Miss Keller and Smith. Two Salvation Army women were at the county building Tuesday and it was said they might be called late Tuesday afternoon. It was indicated that should a trip to Marquette branch prison be necessary for the purpose of interviewing David Blackstone, negro slayer. Judge Sample would adjourn the inquiry until the interviewer returns. There is a strong probability that some official may go to Marquette, it was said. Jewish Ladies' Aid Society's $100 Donation Carries Out Tradition The first contribution to the Community Welfare fund campaign, which will open November 2, was received Tuesday from the Jewish Ladies' Aid society, it was announced by F. M. McBroom, director of the fund. This is the third consecutive year the Jewish Ladies' Aid society has held the honor of making the first contribution to the fund. The amount of the contribution was $100. The Jewish Ladies' Aid society has been in continuous service in Lansing for nearly 50 years. The funds of the society are raised through membership dues, rummage sales, and various social activities. The funds are used exclusively for charitable purposes, dispensed regardless of race, creed, or color. The society also voted donations to the Mary Talbert day nursery for colored children and to the special fund administered by the Social Serv ice bureau for defravinp exnenspj; nf i Jewish transients. ' Officers of thesociety areMrs. Louis Simon, oresirienf Mrs n A Mnr- ton, secretary, and Mrs. N. H. Present, treasurer. The Weather Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday; slowly rising- temperature, lowest Tuesday night about GO degrees. GENERAL WEATHER CONDITIONS The pressure continues high and the weather fair and cool generally over the eastern halt ol the country. The center of the high pressure area overlies southern Michigan, northern Ohio, and western Pennsylvania. Frost is reported In the latter section Tuesday morning. The indications are that the weather will continue xair in Michigan Tuesday night and Wednesday. The pressure is! falling and the temperature rising, however. In the Rocky moun tain region and the weather is becom ing unsettled in that section. These conditions will nrnhftblv ririf slnniW nntvarri and reach the lake region on Wednesday! nignt or murFaay, So far no rain of consequence is reported, in fact only two stations reported rain this morning, Abilene, Texas and Portland, Ore., the rainfall being but .02 Inch in each place. HOURLY TEMPERATURES 6 a. m 44 11 a. m. . . . . 4.1 . S7' ..SI, 9 a. m. io a. m. . M r nnr Airr mnr HHbl LilM HUt TO WELFARE FUND Confidence Man Trims Detective Nemesis of Crooks for 22 Years Is Taken In for Life Savings LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 MV-For 22 years Anthony Connelly was a nemesis of crooks, A year ago he retired from the local police depart ment- a e n lia,.tannnf lifn savings of $20,000 in a bank and de - parted lor Ireland to visit his aged mother. Today Connelly was without his $20,000 but he was on the trail of " his man" in Montreal, Canada, and he had taken a vow not to give up I until he had brought to justice the'riy TfiTAI RATP AT tfl man who duped him out of his sav-rlA I U I HL nS I C HI -JO ings. . I The story of Connelly's misfortune was told by his former superior of ficers. Connelly met a man on a transatlantic liner. Together they found a pocketbook containing several telegrams giving tips on horses. The purse belonged to a "betting commissioner" whom they later were able to nvouw il. The so-called commissioner sup-i plied them with tips on horse races : $994,962 by the board of education which netted them more money. at its regular meeting Monday eve-When three of them-Connelly, hisjni Thjs fe a decrease of 5173477 companion and the "commissioner . , , . , . at the suggestion of the latter decided j compared with the 1931 budget which they would make a killing by each .totaled $1,168,139. placing $20,000 on a certain horse. Connelly returned to Los Angeles, withdrew his savings and placed them with the "commissioner." He's still looking for him. After several days in the local po lice record room Connelly picked out a bunco man's picture as the likeness of the man who took his money: TheUor 1930j mciudmg tne on'e mm tax, former lieutenant went to Montreal in an effort to bring the man to jus tice. El n t, j; Foster to File Proceedings Himself Unless Disbarment Petition Appears IWSKTQ TRIAI RF PIUFW lltolo I o ImHl- DC Uivcin Target of Charges Arising & to From Bond Firm Probe Thinks Culver Dodging Unless proper disbarment proceedings directed against him are instituted within 12 hours Senator Joe C. Foster of East Lansing plans to initiate an action of his own to clear his professional reputation as an attorney, he said Tuesday. Representative Charles H. Culver of Detroit, attorney for Peter A. Miller. Detroit real estate operator, charged with neriurv in connection with the I I one-man grand Jury Investigation of!from tne state for the school for the the Federal Bond and Mortgage company of Detroit, has promised that he will seek disbarment of Senator Foster on a charge of violating professional ethics. He charges Senator Foster with revealing information given him by his former client. Miller. Representative Culver also declared he would seek removal of John Wendell Bird, Ingham county prosecuting attorney, for revealing grand Jury testimony. Ask Miller Charge Dropped Meanwhile Judge Leland W. Carr has under advisement a petition asking that charges against Miller be dropped. It was filed by Barnard Pierce, Lansing attorney, after Miller pleaded not guilty to a charge of perjury, which resulted from testimony he gave at the grand jury investigation of the Federal Bond and Mortgage company before Judge Carr. Senator Foster declared Tuesday that "if the charge against me had been one growing out of past differences in the state legislature between Representative Culver and myself I would have let the matter pass unnoticed but a reflection on my professional career cannot be made without being proved. "I have waited patiently for nearly two weeks, only to have Mr. Culver announce that he must delay longer to (Continued on Page 8, Column 3) GET $10 III LOOT jUse Knife to Pry Lock; Bur- .... Tnlro 9 fl fnoVi 6larS laKe aSfl, Valuable Goods Goods valued at about $400 and a small amount of cash were stolen from the apartment of Miss Lucy Ford and Mrs. Ethel Conn, No. 14, Central apartments, sometime Monday afternoon, according to police. The theft was reported to officers at 6 o'clock. The loot included $2.50 in cash, a fox fur, fur coat, dresses, a traveling bag, and other clothing worth $392.50, the owners said. Police detectives who investigated found that the lock to the door was opened with a case knife. A barbe; shop at 1433 Perkins street, owned by Vern Towner, was also entered. It was reported to police that a burglar who removed the glass from the front door of the shop took a set of electric clippers, hand clippers, razor strops and hones, and six razors. LINDBERGH ON THIRD AERIAL FLOOD SURVEY NANKING, China, Sept. 29 OP) Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh, accompanied by Dr. Borcic, health expert of the league of nations, were en route to Hankow Tuesday on their j book which each dole beneficiary must third aerial survey of flooded regions carry, and which is of greater im-of China. Although no definite plans , portance to him than the Magna awaited the arrival of the Lindberghs I Charta. at Hankow, it was believed here the! There are several unemployment Jj couple would spend several days inifcooks: one for adult man, one for a ' sBjthe vicinity of the tri-cities of Han-j boy of 16 years, under 18. who draws j ..mmkow, aanyang, and Wuchang. SCHODL BUDGET UNDER MILLION nrv nil n n rt n. m Di bUAHU i 1 RedUCtlOn 01 $173-177 from Current Year's Total Means Lower Tax 'Provision Made for Tax De linquency in Figures; Suspend Building Budget for the Lansing school dist I .i, , . moo 0 ' iui jc" nao ock oh The tax rate per $1,000 assessed valuation, exclusive of the one mill tax, was also reduced 50 cents per $1,000 as compared with a year ago. The tax rate voted by the board for the coming year as $' , which, with the addition of the one mill tax, will make the school tax rate $8. The rate was $8.50 and for 1929, $9.50. According to Spencer D. Kelley, president of the board, the rate authorized for next year is the lowest school tax rate in the state outside of Detroit. Delinquency Heavy An even lower alternative tax rate appearing on the budget was $6,154 per S1.000 which would only provide $874,-761 for the 1932 budget, according to the school district's assessed valuation of $142,136,697, as of 1931. This rate, I it was pointed out by R. W. Cooper, isecretary of the board, would provide j no addi-tionaI funds t0 offset delinquent taxes, so it was rejected. totaled $420,210.98 and it was esti-' mated in the budget that the uncol- lected taxes durinS tne coming year j WOuld show an increase over this fig- ure. An estimated surplus of $201,- i -396. in tne f,'nd new buildings i and sito;. tnepther with a snrnlnj: f a surplus of $228,331 provided for by fixed charg- ;es. taxes, and contingencies, will offset the present amount of delinquent taxes, it was pointed out. The taxes returned delinquent for 1930 totaled $271,766.33. Have Outside Income The estimated income for 193:2 from other than direct taxation is $383,636. Of this amount $200,000 will come from the primary school fund, $142,-136 from the one mill tax, $8,000 from a legislative appropriation for the school for crippled children, $6,500 from the Smith-Hughes act, $2,000 aeai, ana o,uuu irom luiuon. ine tuition collected from September 15, 1930. to September 15 of this year totaled $34.752.9. Practically every item in the budget showed a decrease as compared with last year's budget. No provision was made for the purchase of new sites or erection of new buildings during the coming year. The amount estimated for furniture and equipment for instruction was $23,000. The financial statement showed a ledger balance of $1,177,323.53 as of September 15 and a cash balance on hand of $755,714.54. Receipts collected from book fines and rentals from September 15. 1930, to the corresponding date of this year totaled $2,366.7G and county fines received during the same period amounted to $4,875.52. The board also voted to place in the fund for the repair of buildings a sum of $12,755.01 which was paid into the board as interest on delinquent taxes. ATHLETICS TO LEAVE FOR SCENE OF SERIES PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 29 (5) Determined to set a new- record by winning their third consecutive world baseball championship, the Philadelphia Athletics entrain Tuesday night for St. Louis. The Athletics will arrive in the Missouri metropolis shortly after 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, too late for a workout at Sportsmans park, where the first game of the series is to be played Thursday. Onlv 50 Cents of Dole Dollar Reaches Persons Who Need Aid Twenty Percent of Money Used to Administer System, Says Senator Allen; Third Goes to Those Who Would Get Along Well Enough Without It; Actuarial Basis Is Lost 'Tills is the third of a series of articles by tile Hon. Henry J. Allen, ex-governor of Kansas, based upon first hand. Intimate study of conditions in every section of the British Isles, describing the history, current situation, and the social and economic effect of the dole on every class of population. These articles will appear in The State Journal). By SEN. HENRY J. ALLEN I brought away from Kew 32 separate and distinct specimen blank forms used in the record work of making the register of those eligible to receive the dole. The blanks cover more specifications than an old time tontine life insurance policy. They had to do with "receipt, reconciliation and certification of benefit accounts." They provided "investigations," "classifications," "contributions," "compliance with rules, "non compliance," stamps to be affixed to the unemployment (less man a boy of in under si, andj Truce Looms in Sorority Case Likely to Permit Co-Eds to Stay in Restricted Zone Until Christmas Civic committee of the East Lansing city council Tuesday had under advisement a request that members of the Kappa Delta sorority be allowed to remain in their sorority house at 500 West Grand River avenue. East Lansing, at least during the school term and indications were that the girls might be permitted to occupy the house until Christmas. The controversy which arose when the Kappa Delta girls moved into the house, located in an exclusive residential section in which sorority houses are not permitted by the zoning ordinance, was referred to the civic committee with power to act after Dr. R. M. Olin, director of the college health service, addressed the council Monday night in behalf of the sorority members. It also was indicated that Harry D. Hubbard, city attorney, would institute proceedings to test the validity of the East Lansing zoning ordinance so that its regulations could not be questioned in future disputes. A delegation of property owners in the restricted area appeared before the council, agreeing to allow the girls to occupy the house until Christmas. They felt, however, that further extension of time would set a bad precedent. Dr. Olin told the East Lansing council members that the girls wanted to abide by the council's wishes but that it would be inconvenient to move during the college term. He said that while the sorority members had been advised against moving into the restricted area they had been told that the ordinance would be taken care of. He also added that the girls realized they had been badly advised and were being used for the purpose of breaking an ordanince. .An attempt to refer the controversy to the board of appeals failed when it was pointed out that the board already had declined to recommend a change;""- " in the zoning ordinance. ER B! STREET CAR Earl Little, 41, Fatally Hurt; Thought to Have Fallen Under Truck 1 ; known here. CORONER PLANS INQUESTj According to press dispatches Hag- . berg was followed by the bandits for 'several miles before they stopped him Believe Negro Lost Lite Be-j between the towns of Godley and cause He Forgot Coat, Left Earlier Car Earl Little, 41, living at Jolly Cor-! ners, sustained fatal injuries late. Monday night when he was run overl by a street car at Detroit street and , East Michigan avenue, a block east of; the city limits. j The car was operated by William , Hart, 1417 Vine street, who told Cor-! oner Ray Gorsline that he did not sec ' the man before the accident. It is believed that he fell under the rear trurKs as ne was running lor the car coroner Gorsline found that Little had taken another car which passed about 12 minutes before the car oper ated by Hart. He reached for his pock et when he boarded it, but told the motorman to let him off at the next corner. He did not have an overcoat on at this time, it was said, but did have an overcoat on when the accident occurred. Went Back for Coat It is believed that he discovered that he had forgotten his coat when he reached for his purse, and that he got off the car to go back for it. The coroner has been unable to discover where he left the coat. When he was found his purse and a street car check were in the overcoat pocket. Coroner Gorsline planned to sum mon a coroner's jury for an Inquest and expected to take the members of the jury to the scene of the. accident Tuesday forenoon. Little, a negro, leaves a widow, Mrs. Louise Little, 10 children, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Little of Reynolds, Ga., three sisters, and a brother. James Little of Albion. Funeral serv ices will be held at the Buck Funeral home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The body will be taken to Georgia for interment. a book for a man of 21 and under 65. Each book contains blank designations for the weekly report of 52 weeks, upon which the weekly record of the holder of the book is entered each week. At the end of the year the books are cancelled and new ones issued. Then there are blanks to contain records of "special claims which expire in 61 days," blanks containing "occupation" declarations and "alternative occupation declarations," a report on "special qualifications," a blank containing "benefit rate and period," with excerpts from the insurance acts, and separate blanks for declaration as to what the insured did on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with instructions on how to answer. Blanks also are provided for "arrears," for "transfer of claim from one local office to another," a "benefit pay sheet," a "weekly summary of all forms," with a "tear off portion," "a full record of unemployment" and an "invoice of closed claims" with "relevant docu- ments attached." These had to do with the paper work of the unemployed. (Continued on pSe 8, Column u ! L L I N1 LI I S THUGS HOLD UP LOCAL i MM AND GIRL H. V. Hagberg, Employe ofj Local Store, Is Victim of j Machine Gun Bandits ! REVEALED AS KIDNAPERS Trio Caught Later in Lansing Auto Admit Abducting Eep. James Curran Press dispatches Tuesday told a story of a Lansing man, who undoubtedly had a narrow escape from death at the hands of three Chicago gunmen early Monday w hen they held him up near Bloomington, 111, took his car, in which he and a giri companion were riding, and $125 in money, and escaped. The man was H. V. Hagberg, collection manager of the Bishop Furniture company. The thugs, it was revealed, were the confessed kidnapers of Representative James Curran of the Illinois legislature. They were captured Tuesday and confessed to the kidnapping after Mr. Curran had identified them. When arrested the thugs were driving an Oldsmobile sport coupe bearing Michigan license 499-196. Records at the secretary of state's offices here Tuesday revealed the license plates to have been issued to Hagberg. The car apparently was undamaged, except for a shotgun charge which had been jfJfed through one door, accidentally. Left Lansing Saturday Two of the three men held by Chicago police of the Homewood station, jgave their names as William Sholty. 1 42, and Bruno Miles, 18, both of Chi-Icago. Arrested with them was Harold McCarthy, 30, also of Chicago. Sholty and Miles blamed McCarthy as the instigator of the kidnaping plot. McCarthy refused to talk, Chicago advices said. Hagberg. officials of the Bishop : companv said Tuesdav. left here late Saturday night for Bloomington, wiiere nis motner resides. As iar as i, they knew he made the trip alone. The identity of'the girl who was with him at the time of the holdup is un- Dwight. There Hagberg and his companion were ordered to drive down a gravel road by the bandits who represented themselves as officers, according to the story Hagberg told police. While he and his com- (Conttnued on Page A, Column 6) TO BE ELIMINATED j Commissioners Decide to Un dertake $6,000 Program Extending Mains Board of water and electric light commissioners Monday night approved a program of water main extension to cost approximately $6,000 in order to provide additional employment. The work is to consist of elimination of "dead ends" and the connection of mains to provide circulation of water. Most of the work will be short stretches of half a block or so. In some instances water mains extend for half a block or more and then end so there is no circulation of water. The program will provide for connection of such "dead ends" with other mains. Otto Eckert, superintendent of the board, said that the work is something that -will have to be done and that the present was decided upon as the best time to do it. MAY FORCE RAILROADS . TO USE EASTERN TIME Hearing on State's Petition to I. C. C. Is Scheduled for October 15 In Detroit A hearing on the state's petition to the interstate commerce commission to compel all railroads to operate under eastern standard time is scheduled for October 15 in Detroit. The legislature enacted a law effective September 18, last, placing official Michigan nderu eastern standard time. The railroads are now operating under central standard time. The state believes confusion will be avoided if the time schedules of railroads, courts and industries are standardized. Stove Blast Burns Fatal MUSKEGON. Sept. 29 (Pi Arthur Smith, 47, of Minties Grove, near here. died Monday night in a Muskegon hospital of burns suffered earlier in the day when an old stove exploded at his come. Where to Look- weather i Washington Sidelights 6 Dr. S. Parkes Cadman 6 New York Day by Day 6 Our Boarding House 9 Radio Program 10 Theater 10 Serial Story 12 Comics 12 Daily Cross-Word Puzzle 14 Health Talks 14 Dorothy Dix 14 Bridge Game 14 Society ,...15 Believe It or Not 16 Sports 16-17 Markets 18 Chinese Official Is Mob Victim C. T. WANG Mr. Wang, foreign minister of China, was seriously injured when a mob of Chinese students invaded his office at Nanking, beat him and tore his clothes for his failure to induce the league of nations to intervene in the struggle between Japan and China in Manchuria. cm PROJECT TESTS PLANNED Can't Enlarge City Hall Present Foundation Is Found Inadequate if SEE COST AS aj -j -j r nnni J I O.UUU ; I Some Officials Think Pur- ; ! chase Of Post Office StrUC- i. tnrp Wiqpr StPD t lure wiser ssiep I Cost 'of constructing an additional two stories on the city hall would be in the neighborhood of $175,000 in I event the present; foundations of thelg survev. It was said, i municipal structure would support the j Mayor Peter F. Grav said Tuesday I added weight without extensive; he was In favor of such a plan be-change, it was learned Tuesday morn- caue it not only would give a number ing. I of men a chance to work in return - At the. same time it was learned that test borings would be necessary in order to determine whether two stories could be aded to the present building with safety. It will be necessary for the city council to authorize such tests before they are made, however. Richard Rey, assistant city engineer, is working on plans and estimates for the proposed addition to the city hall and plans to submit his work to the council next Monday night. Mr. Rey said that in event test borings reveal the proper conditions two stories could be added but that such tots would have to be made before work could proceed on the project. The present city hall was not con-! thne ago. structed on piling and the reported Has Bad Reputation Now presence of water sand under the! The Lansing airport, located on building also is a complication which state-owned land, has gained the rep-would have to be cleared up. It isiutation among local and visitir.g fly-claimed by some city officials whoiers for undependability, particularly have studied the situation that the! in the spring. At that season of the present building would not safely carry additional weight. Mutz Presented Plan Aid. John Mutz, of the fifth ward. Introduced the resolution September 14 directing the city engineer to pre pare plans and estimates of the cost; of the project to provide additional room for municipal offices. Proponents of the plan point out the present low building costs as auspicious conditions under which to enlarge the city hall if such a plan were found feasible. Purchase by the city of the site of the present post office to be held for future use for the city is looked upon as a better plan by Aid. Frank Thoman, of the sixth ward. He pointed out that there probably would be no private bidders for the post office lot when it is auctioned by the federal government. j Alderman Thoman said purchase ofj the property might not necessarily j mean location of a new city jail and: police headquarters on the site but I that the present building harmonizes j witn the city hall and that such a deal would provide the city with room for future expansion. The alderman suggested the possibility of the future need of a city- county building which might result from consolidation of counties with Lansing designated as the county seat. AKRON UP NINE HOURS IN FIFTH TEST FLIGHT New Navy Dirigible Must Be in Air 75 Hours before Accepted by Government; Hops All Successful AKRON, O., Sept. 29 (P) The log nf tVio TT K G Alrrnn hnro t ho rpnrfi of its longest flight so far Tuesdav as I ' j 1 tne giant. zeppeuu u ueuig giuumcu for the fifth test flight. The Akron was up nine hours Monday and Monday night for measurement of its turning radius. Although it will be some time before results of the data are calculated. Rear Admiral George C. Day of the naval board of inspection and survey said the flight was "very successful."! The ship must be flown 75 hours i and meet all tests before it is ac- cepted by the navy. j POLICEMAN IS KILLED FRUSTRATING HOLDUP ST. LOUIS. Sept 29 Patrolman Adolph Kreldler, 56, was shot and killed Monday night as he frustrated a holdup on the upper decks of a motorbus here. Kreidler, a passenger on the bus, stood up and reached for his pistol when a robber told the conductor, "this is a holdup." The robber fired three bullets into the officer's body, leaped from the bus and escaped. Kreidler was not in uniform. L GROUP MOVES TO DRAIN iLOCALAiRPQRT j Welfare Aid Recipients to i Lay Tile under Plan I Of Committee MAKING SURVEY TODAY. Head of Council Committee Makes Inspection Trip With Engineer Prospects that the Capital City airport will be soon converted from an undependable field at times literally a sea of mud into a well-drained and otherwise first class flying field were brightened Tuesday with the announcement that a survey Is underway to improve the field in the near future. Action to develop the airport was taken by the industrial relations committee of the city council. Aid. Frank H. Thoman of this committee and a member of the city engineering department were to make the survey Tuesday. Labor will be provided entirely from the lists of persons receiving welfare aid from the city, according to the plan announced by Alderman Thoman, and the expense of title and other materials to be used will be borne by the airport fund of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, amounting to approximately $1,200. To Drain Field, Add Runway ! Preliminary plans call for the con-' struction of the drainage sj'stem and development of another runway at the nirrjort. At Dresent the field has run- ! ways running east to west and north j t0 EOUth- and the proposed strip would be from southwest diagonally across tlie field to the northeast. ' In PreParation for the TOrk- cin" ders are now being hauled t0 the Ileid j where they will be used in construct- ing the drainage system. Just how j many men will be put to work, and i how long the improvements will take .Ann n nnr rui npiDrminnn niu a nrr -for aid from the city, but would ac- complish a much needed civic development. The exact amount of money available in the Junior Chamber of Commerce's airport fund was not known by officers of the organization Tuesday, because of the fact that the proceeds from this year's air circus have not yet been fully determined. The proceeds from last year's circus amounted to $847. according to Charles Barber, president, but this amount was depleted by $240 this year for construction of a well. It was felt that water service of some sort was absolutely essential at the airport, and the improvement was completed a short year, air mail service in the past has often been suspended because of inability safely to land and take off. Through the establishment of a suitable drainage system, this fault will be removed, and the construction of one additional runway should make the ieId attractive to many pilots of other cities and states, local air cn- thusiasts believe. FRATERNITY HOUSE Christman Company Building $50,000 Home for Delta Sigma Phi Group Excavation work has been started on the site of a three-story home for the Alpha Pi chapter of the Delia Sigma Phi Fraternity, Inc., by the H. G. Christman Lansing company, general contractors. The site is located just east of the East Lansing city limits on Grand River avenue between the highway and the Red Cedar river. The property has a frontage of 155 feet and is 295 feet deep. Montgomery Ward & Co. Is financing the structure rnd will furnish the building materials. It is estimated that the project will cost $50,000. The exterior will be of Indiana limestone and with the beautiful setting on the river bank the building will stand out as one of the most impressive in the College City. The Christman company recently completed work on a new home for the Kanna Kanna Gamma sorontv on the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority on M. A. C. avenue and is now moving its equipment to the site of the Delta Sigma Phi house. Will Rogers Says: Special to The State Journal: HOLLYWOOD. Calif., Sept 29 To show you what our smart men know: they led us to believe that the world was coming to an end when England lost her gold standard; now we come to find out that things are picking up on what they thought was a calamity. Other nations are going to silver voluntarily. Sure, use silver for money; use as many things as you can for money and more trading and business will be done. Astor made a fortune trading chewing tobacco for skunk skins. Poor Bryan, he ran for president Just 38 years too soon. Yours, Will Rosers ITER CTIOi OF

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