The Miami News from Miami, Florida on January 16, 1929 · 1
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MIAMI DAILY NEW HOME EDITION AND METROPOLIS VOLUME XXXIV. NO. 31. WEATHER: Mostly cloudy. MIAMI, FLA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1929 ASSOCIATED MtKSS LEASED WIBB DISPATCHES FIVE CENTS TUB DAJLT NETVS !i ieflicated t the Osst I- terej'.a of Uiatnl and Florida. It ta boneat In fta convictions and ta boneat with thm public, because It baa do entansKnc alliance. READY TO QUIT, AYS SANDINO 0 NICARAGUANS Withdrawal of U. S. Forces From Country Condition He Names PROPOSAL IS MADE IN FORMAL LETTER Paper, Printing Project, Says Authenticity Unquestioned TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Jan. 16. (JP) Withdrawal of American marines from Nicaragua is the condition upon which Gen. Augustino Sandino, Niearaguan rebel leader, is willing to lay down his arms. Letters written by Sandino stating this and that he will not deal with the United States were made public by the newspaper Kl Sol, whose editors announced authenticity of the documents was be yond question. One letter is an answer to Rear Admiral David Sellers, U. S. N., com manding the special service squadron in Central American waters, and to Brig. Gen. Logan Feland, commanding the marines in Nicaragua It reads : "Patriotism compelled me to repel force by force and I must absolutely reject any interference by your government in the internal affairs of our country and demonstrate that the sovereignty of a people cannot be diw-rusKcd but only defended by arms in my hand. "It is in this sense that I say that I could enter into a settlement for peace only with Moncada in spit" of the fact that he became a traitor to (CONTINUED ON PAGE FOCR) 300 BELIEVED LOST AS SHIP STRIKES ROCK Only 23 Known Survivors in Disaster Off Chinese Coast HONGKONG, Jan. 16. (JP) More than 300 lives apparently Vje lost today in the sinking ry the Chinese, steamer Hsin-wah. The vessel sank few minutes after s'rikin a rock off Waglan. Only 23 survivors were known to have been picked up.- One survivor said the vessel carried 300 Chinese passengers and the crew down with her. The survivor said the vessel, owned by the Chinese Merchants Navigation Co.. left Swatow yesterday noon and encountered heavy seas and a strong wind. At 3 :40 a. m. today the ship struck : rock and filled rapidly with water. It was believed only one lifeboat was launched. In this were a boatswain. .15 members of the crew and for.- pnssengers. The lifeboat was tossed about on the b-;ivy seas for about an hour and was sighted by a junk just as the Hsimvah keelea over and sank. The junk brought the 20 survivors to Hongkong. Another junk picked up Chief Officer Jaeobseu and two Chinese. All wore lifebelts but were so numbed by cold thsit thej- were - unable to grasp ropes thrown to them. The fishermen jumped into the water and lifted them aboard he junk. Searcu, for other survivors was being continued this afternoon. The Ilsinwah was of 1.940 tons. The ship was commanded by Captain Jensen. The chief and second engineers were British and the other officers were t'.'h r Russian or Chinese. The vessel carried a crew of 103. There were about 30 women and children among the 300 passengers. MARTINSVILLE WINS Indiana Qukit Defeat National Champions by 29 to 1A MARTINSVILLE. Ind.. Jau. 16. t.Pl The Ashland. Ky.. high school basketball team, winners of the national high school championship at the I'niversity of Chicago last spring, was defeated here last night by Mar-tinsvill" high school, runners up in the Indiana state tourney last spring. The score was 29 to 16. Iiuliaua schools are not allowed to compete in the national championship and last night's game was arranged soon after Ashland won the national championship. KILT If" CONCEPT fn DAVrftCVt Pailk-, Roy D. Smith, Conductor Wednesday, 7:30 p. m. j "fiawh "lnviftiivi" Ki'Jirl ojferture. Rosamund-'" ....Schubert VliNe solo, "Nightingale" ...Don Jon Hale Thares Selection. "Sweet Old Songs' . .Dalby Violin solo, "Spanish Dance" Rehficld Marian Barry Taylor (a) ''Simplicity" Lee (b) "That's How I Feel About You" Davis & Gottler "Dreams" Wagner "Second Mazurka" Godard The Dances from Henry VIII" German Tenor solo. "Bonnie Maggie Tamson" Lauder Bobbie Brollier grar Spangled Banner 30 Rare Old Watches, Packard Collection, Deeded to Institute CLEVELAND, a-Jn. 18. Thirty rare old watches rained at $100,000 have been deeded to the Iforological Institute of Washington by the Cleveland Museum of Art. The watches were collected by the late James Ward Pickard, ' automobile manufacturer, who regarded watchmaking as the finest example of the metal workers' art. He died last March and left the collection to the Museum of Art. Mrs. Packard approved of the gift. HOOVER DELAYS TRIP TO MIAMI AS WORK GROWS President-elect to Finish Conferences Before Coming Here WASHINGTON, Jan. 16. (JP) The capacity , of President - elect Hoover for high pressure work rarely has been more clearly demonstrated than during the period since his return from his good will tour of Latin America. Following his usual custom of applying himself to the job at hand, the president-elect has decided to continue his conferences here during the remainder of this week instead of leaving for Florida tomorrow, as he had planned some days ago. This means that he will not be able to find the time to make the eontem plated tour of the West Indies before his inauguration as he still has his in augural address to prepare and there are more conferences late in February and early in March before, coming to final conclusions on some of the major appointments which must be an nounced by March 4. For today the president-elect had one of the largest engagement lists of any day since his return to Washiug-ton. On it were the names of four senators, 14 members of the house, one Republican national committeeman. W. G. Skelly of Oklahoma, and several others, including former Senator Joseph Frelinghuysen of New Jersey. The senators were Robinson of Indiana. Brookhart of Iowa. Edge of Xew Jersey,' and Jones of Washington. The house members include Johnson of Washington, Johnson of South Dakota, Welch and Mrs. Florence P. Kahn of California. Bowman of West Virginia. Leavitt of Montana, Britten and Hall of Illinois. Lehlbach of New Jersey. Iladley of Washington. Cooper of Ohio, Hoch of Kansas, Mapes of Michigan, and Linthicum of Maryland, who is a Democrat, the fourth of that party to call within two days. Hoover Is Eligible For Fishing Prizes When President-elect Hoover comes to Miami he will be eligible to compete for trophies donated by the Miami Anglers' club. Mr. Hoover was made an honorary life member of the club at a meeting Tuesday night. An embossed resolution adopted by the club will be sent to Mr. Hoover after his arrival here, together with a list of prise fish caught this season by members. Charles W. Zaring presented the resolution. Officers of the club were nominated as follows : William E. Arnold, president: C. W. Zaring, first vice president ; George L. Pfeiffer, second vice president ; It. M. Erdman, third vice president : W. H. Combs, sr., fourth vice president ; George B. Romfh. treasurer, and H. W. Mittag. secretary. . The election will be held Feb. 5. MID-WEST AGAIN FACES COLD WAVE Sub-Zero Weather and Possible Blizzard Follows Hard on Two Other Frigid Periods CHICAGO, Jan. 16. (X) Having just pulled up on the plus side of zero after two successive sub-zero experiences the middle west read with resignation predictions of "snow and colder" for tonight and tomorrow. The weather bureau thought the snow might be delivered by a blizzard. . A drop to five or more below zero was predicted to accompany the snowfall, which was expected to start late today. Temperature readings in the Chicago forecast district early today were several degrees above zero, and toe forecast said they might go '-as high a? 25 above before tumbling again. EDISON IS NEARING HIS FLORIDA HOME Fort Myers Prepares to Give Inventor Warm Welcome on His Arrival Wednesday Night FORT MYERS, Jan. 16. (.Y) Thomas A. Edison is coming back to his winter home here tonight. The silver haired inventor, who will pass the i2nd milestone of his eventful life next month, expects to rest and experiment in his search for a plant which would give the I'nited States an emergency supply of rubber in time of war. Many local friends will be on hand to give Mr. Edison a rousing "welcome home." as he steps from his traiu. Mr. Edison's laboratory has been put in readiness for his coming, and a corps of assistants will be on hand to start as early as possible on the rubber experiments. PRIEST FOR MARSHAL FOCH PARIS, Jan. 16. (JP) A priest arrived at Marshal Ferdinand Foch's home this afternoon and stayed for 2 minutes. He gave no indication of his mission when he left just before 4 o'clock. OIL. GAS WASTE CHECK IS URGED IN BAR REPORT Committee Favors Steps for Conservation of Resources UNIT OPERATION HELD ADVISABLE Permanent Body for . Teaching of Patriotism Is Indorsed " Report of the committee on conservation of mineral, resources, recommending to congress certain acts designed to promote the conservation of petroleum and natural gas, through the control of over-production and' waste, was received Wednesday by the executive committee of the American Bar association now in session at the Nautilus hotel. The report was approved, but was received and filed without definite action at this time as to which of the acts should be recommended. The report of the committee pointed out -that petrrdeum and natural gas are irreplaceable natural resources and that the competitive drilling of the country's oil and gas jmioI.s not only prevents the petroleum industry from overcoming the vice of over-production. but increases development costs.. If America were deprived of ade quate petroleum supplies, industry would suffer and, in lime of war, th'? government could not supply the neel of the military, naval and aviation units, the rciort jMiinted out. The report carries two xeparnte recommendations. One points out that the most practical remedy for tn (CONTINUED ON PAGE FOl K) 12TH AVE. SPAN OPEN THURSDAY Noon Program Set for First Such Event Since 1925 Format opening of the 12th ave. bridge is scheduled for Thursday noon, it was announced Wednesday by II. N. Wilson, of the city engineering department. Members of the city commission will attend the bridge opening in a body although no dedication program has been outlined. The bridge is the first to be opened n the city since 1925 and is the first to have been completed in new building projects spanning Miami river. Some delay in steel shipments from Belgium has caused postponement of the opening date several times. Two more bridges, one at S. E. Second ave.. and the other at S. W. First st.. will be opened late in March or early in April, engineers report. The 17th ave. bridge, now under construction, probably will be oiened in May if present schedules are maintained. MAN'S KILLING SAID JUSTIFIED Bing at Inquest Quotes Dying Veteran to Free Woman "I don't know what the lady will say about it. but anything s,he says will be the truth. She was justified. This dying etattement given by Alfred Miller, truckman and war veteran, shot by Mrs. Josephine Eisoor, 1912 N. W. 24th st., when he attempted to force his way into her home Jan. ft w-g revealed by George Bing. investigator for the state attorney, at a combined preliminary bearing and inquest late Tuesday. Mrs. Eisnor told the story of how she was forced to ,hoot to defend her-nclf and wiA dismissed upon motion of Richard II. Hunt, assistant state attorney. She had been at liberty on her own recognizance since the shooting. A coroner's jury returned a verdict of "justifiable homicide" at the same time before Warren I- New-; comb, peace justice. Miller was a veteran of the Spanish-American and World wars and bad lived in Miami one year. Funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. Wednesday at the Ahearn funeral home. Burial will be in Woor'lawn Park cemetery. MEN AND LIQUOR SEIZED IN BAY Two Pri-oners Deny Ownershiu of 9 1 ! Sacks of Whisky Found in Boat With Them ' Ninety-one s-aiks of liquor. 546 bottles, were s-eized in Biscayne bay Wednesday morning by a cosst guard patrol boat manned by Guy Barron and Van L. Moore. The liquor was found on a gasoline launch, which was chased for a short distance. William Hart, not a movie actor, and his brother, George, who were in the launch, "were arrested. When arraigned before U. S. Commissioner J. F. Spitler the brother- admitted the whisky was on loard but said it did not belong to them. Both m"n were held on bonds of SL500 each, which were provided promptly. ' SIX OF FAMILY DIE IN TENEMENT FIRE NEW YORK, Jan. 16. (P) Six members of one family lost their lives in a fire that swept a five-story tenement in E. hours after they had moved into the house. Five other persons, one of smoke and burns. One hundred families were driven to the street from the burning building and two adjoining dwellings Three of the dead were identified as Mrs. Just in a Marti nez, 45, and two young grandchildren. The children's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Diomsio Esposito, MYSTERY HIDES SMITH'S TOPIC IN RADIO TALK Democratic Leader Will Speak Wednesday to Nation NEW VOKK, Jan. 16. (.P) Alfred E. Smith will address the nation tonight over a 'coast-to-coast radio hook-up. The subject of his discourse will not be revealed until he face the microphone. Even Democratic leaders, including Chairman Johu J. Raskob and Gov. Franklin D. Roose velt, professed ignorance of the topic on which their party' recent presidential candidate would speak. Governor Roosevelt indicated that by virtue of Mr. Smith's position as the titular head of the party, it was his privilege to make the radio address without consulting party leader regarding its subject. The speech, which will be begun at S :3U p. ni.. will be broadcast over a chain of 30 stations linked with WE A F of the National Broadcasting Co. The stations are : WTIC, Hartford; WJAR. Provi deuce; WTAG, Worcester; WCSH. Portland. Maine; WRC. Washington; WGR. Buffalo; WCAE. Pittsburgh; WTAM. Cleveland: WWJ. Detruit: KSD. St. Louis; WOC, Davenport: WOW. Omaha: WTMJ. Milwaukee: WHAS. Iuisvillc; W.MC. Memphis; WSB. Atlanta; WFAA, Dallas; KPRC. Houston; WOAI. San Antonio; WEBC, Suicrior. Wis.; KSL. Salt Lake City; WRVA. Richmond; WJAX. Jacksonville; WGN. Chicago; KGO and KPO. Shin Francisco ; KFI. Los Angeles; KGW. Portland, Ore.; KOMO, Seattle, and KHQ. Spokane. COl'NT. CHINti.OIKS- - TOKIO. Jan. 10. (.Vi Count Sutemi Chiuba, aged 72, lord chamberlain to the emperor, died today after a short illness. He was ambassador to Washington from 1911 to 1920 and ln served as ambassador to Berlin and Ijondou. He was graduated from an American university in ISM. WHEN THE BARRIER SPRINGS At Hialeah Thursday Turf Devotees Will Follow the Races in the Miami Daily News & i w n w John J. Fitr Gerald Selections by Fitz Gerald, Hermis and Sharpshooter. A leading story descriptive of the day's racing. "Who's Who at the Races written by Daily News society reporters. Complete entries and scratches and last but not least A COMPLETE RACING CHART on every race, compiled by Fitz Gerald. No product is more perishable than news. This newspaper is offering you the complete word picture of the races as they are run WHILE THEY ARE NEWS. You don't have to wait until the next day if you are a reader of the MIAMI DAILY NEWS 112th st. last night, a few them a fireman, suffered from and another child were missing, A Line From Will Editor Daily News: Borah and Kellogg wanted peace without explanation. Jim Reed and Moses (imagine these two wanting samu thing).. They wanted peace in- . eluding explanation. They all compromised with the following footnote to Europe: "We bad the treaty explained. (But don't let that mislead you.) We learned no more from the ex planations than we did from the treaty. "So we hereby sign blind. In order to hurry on with the cruiser bill, and trust and pray that there is nothing in the treaty that interferes with the Monroe doctrine, farm relief, prohibition or birth control." Yours, WILL ROGERS. New York, 'Jan. 16, 1929. CRUISER BILL FOLLOWS PACT BEFORE SENATE With Peace Move Approved Group Now Ponders Larger Navy WASHINGTON, Jan. 16. (JP) The Kellogg multi-lateral treaty renouncing war is ratified and today the senate turned to another bill favored by President Coolidge the construction of 15 cruisers for the navy. After two week of quarreling over au interpretation of the pact pledging the nations of the world to resort to peaceful methods in the settlement of disputes, the senate late yesterday ratified the treaty, 85 to 1. Senador Blaine (Rep.. Wis.) voted against it. Chairman Borah of the foreign relations committee, in charge of the treaty fight.' broke the stubborn dead lock resulting from the demand for an interpretation by assenting t a report by the foreign relations committee embodying its construction of the pact. Senators Reed of Missouri ; Moses ( Rep.. N. II.), and Bingham (Rep Conn.), had held out for the inter (CONTINCED OS FAGE FOLK. Based on the formula that only the best is good enough for readers of the Daily News, this newspaper has made more elaborate preparations than ever before to provide up to the minute coverage on the races. John J. Fitz Gerald, turf expert of New York's racing authority "The Morning: TELEGRAPH" will head the staff of writers reporting the races for Daily ews readers. A direct wire from the Tockey club to the News Tower will pour almost 10,-000 words daily of racing news into the City, Home and Pink Editions of this newspaper. Some of the highlights of this blanket coverage will be : "Turf in Review," Fitz Gerald's daily column of track gossip. OLD ROAD BOARD BOOKS SAID SHY EXPENSE FACTS Balance on Hand Against This Said to Be Only $108,843 FINDING IS GIVEN TO CARLTON, AMOS Names of All Bidders on Contracts Also Are Withheld By CECIL. R. WASHES Imperial U MUanl Dally New-si TALLAHASSEE, Jan. 16. Two glaring irregularities in the minutes of the state highway department are considered critically in an auditors' report for the 15-month period ended Dec. CI. copies of which hare just been sub mitted to Governor Carlton. Ernest Amos, state comptroller, W. S. Mur- row, state auditor, and members of the state highway board. ' Failure of the minutes to snow the amount of expense accounts of board members approved by the board in a general way. and also to show the names of all bidders on all contracts. together with the amount of each bid are the defects which aroused the criti cal comment of the auditors. The re port is signed by W. M. Wsinwright. Kent Fendleton. S. A. Aahuish and W. M. Smith, auditors acting under the direction of Mr. Murrow. The report of these auditors also shows the estimated unpaid bills of this department to be Sl.S9fi.S5JS.94. and that a balance of only S108.S43.95 exists to meet the bills. The total ex penditures for the 15-montb period is set forth as $18,775,511.57 and the receipts as S 1 704.094.8 L The nn- (COMINTID ON PACE FOl'R WOODMEN HEADS FREE 0FFRAUD Court Denies Defendants Guilt But Legality of Sale Unsettled OMAHA, Jan. 16. (5) Without deciding the legal questions involved. District Judge W. G. Hastings has found that W. F. Fraser, sovereign commander of the Woodmen of the World Life Insurance association, and other officials, were not guilty of fraud in connection with the sale of the Woodmen building here early in 1326 for approximately l.miO.OUO. Suit to tet aside the sale was in stituted by W. B. Pri-e and otberi.4 members of the Woodmen of the World. Fraser de E. Bradsbaw, general counsel, and John T. Yates, sovereign clerk, were defendants. "It seems to me that so far as the question of these officers being guilty of fraud and bringing about this sale for their own personal profit and gain." Judge Hastings said, "the plaintiff has failed to prove this to lie a fact. But the question of authority of the Woodmen officials to dispose of this property till bothers me and I am not prepared to decide that point at this time." HOOVER TO ORDER RUM INVESTIGATION Pre.ldent-elert Agrees to Name Special Commission to Prone Violations, Court Arts WASHINGTON. Jan. !. (.1) Precidnt-Iect limner is to apioint a special mnroiuion soon alter March 4 to invri-tigate prohibition and general law violations aa well as court procedure and to make recommendations looking to improvement of tb whole situation. This developed tooay after a conference between Mr. Hoover and Sen ators Jones of Washington' and Edge of New Jersey, reective leaders of the senate dry and wet forces, who advised the next president of their decision to abandon their resolutions to authorize a prohibition inquiry. The senators said Mr. Hoover agreed with them tbat legislation was unnecessary at this lime and tbat a'l that would be required in any event would be a measure appropriating money for the expenses of the commission. This will be offered at th special session of tb new emigre to be called in the early spring. HORSE SHOW NEARS j EqueslrUn of Mate Gather at Tam pa for Three-Hay Meeting ' TAMPA. Jan. !!. ( .V) Milady j and her escort, attired for a canter through the park were her.- today! trom all pail of the state for the! annual Tampa Horse Show- assmia-j lion s tbree-nicht pr .gram to open fo-jday of the Kth annual eonvcnliou 'yrxnrif Humphry. J,,, l.,, night at Plant field. Approximately! the Lutheran sjnod of Georgia and . M .. f f - , HrH ,,-l - , 24' bor.se had been entered when the j lits closed last night. Twenty-three! events had been listeJ for irformers ranging froni the tiniest Shetland to the mighty chsreer. showing all the different gaits. Thomas M. Wilson of Bowling Green. Ky.. rated as an outstanding judse of bfnse. will select the winners. AIR PILOT KILLED - 1 TOLEDO. Ohio. Jan. 1. f.P) Pilot Ted Hay of Toledo was killed instantlv todav when a wing on the machine tore a h was coming into tb field hte. His plane fell about! 1X feet. Mrs. G. L Vanderbilt Said Record Holder For Beauty Help Ad NEW YORK, Jen. 1 .) Mrs. Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt b credited by society gossJps with having broken the record for the. site of emoluments for lending a prominent name to the advertisement of beauty skis and the like. Hitherto the high figure was held by Anne Morgan, who got $5,000, which she turned over te a woman's club. FLORIDA LABOR REORGANIZATION MOVE LAUNCHED State Federation Called Failure at West Palm Beach Meet WEST PALM BEACn, Jan 16. (P) A movement for the reorganization of the Honda Federation of Labor was under way today following a meeting here of officers and tm niber of the West Palm Beach and Miami Central Labor unions, at which a charge was made tbat the state body baa "failed to fu net ion and that a "complete reorganization is necessary if the interests of orgs nixed labor are to be served." For the purpose of taking action on the reorganization . proposal, repre sentatives of the two labor chapters called a meeting of each of the 10 central bodies of the state and a Bom ber of individual union organizations to be held in Orlando on Feb. 10. "Invitations will be sent to all central organizations and all local unions in the state immediately, said C F. Johnson, president of the local unit. "and each central organization and local nnion will be invited to send three representatives to the Orlando meeting. "The state executive committee, composed of the president, the three vice presidents and the Mvretary-tressurer, also will be invited. The Mate federation is headed by J. M. Atkins of Pt. Petersburg as president and Kirby Clarke of Miami as secretary-treasurer. Central labor bodies are functioning at Orlando, Tampa. Saraaota. Miami. St- Peters burg. Jacksonville. West Palm Beach, Pensacola. Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Joining at the meeting, which was held late last night, were Pfewdent W. IT. MiRer and Secretary J. U. Watts of the Miami council. Labor Seeks Fmni For Compensation Lmvo Chief puriKwe of the meeting at West Palm Beach, according to members of the Miami delegation, was to devii mean of raising a fund with which to send a delegation to Talla-haee in support of a workman's com pensation art to be presented at the next session of the legislature. - Dissatisfaction with the present state federation is aid to have grown largely out of its failure to provide funds for this urpose. Six delegates from the Miami Central Labor nnion attended the meeting with power to act for their body. MISSION BLAST FATALTO TRIO Several Seriously Hurt As Explosion Wrecks Building TF.URE HALTE. Ind.. Jan. 10 i.V) Tbre persons mere killed and several other criouly injured late yesterday when an explosion of ess in the hnxmnt of a "rescue bom-?" wrecked the three-story building and buried eight person beneath d-bris. F. D. Sherman. Oak Park. III., bond salesman, who was standing on iho street in front of the building, wss struck by a Urge pile of bricks nni killed instantly. Hahecb Nasher, a Syrian grower, whoe stote was next to the mission, died in a hospital from nhock wooo after the blast. Alex Lloyd. -V). laborer, wn caught by falling walls and crusbl. His mangled body was dug frm the ruiu. Fue othr iersons, all suffering from burns and bck. were taken to hospital, where they were expected to recover. Coal thrown into the basement was said to have broken a gas pipe and the escaping gas was ignited by a stove. LUTHERAN SESSION ELECTS OFFICERS (The Kev. I. I. Weslnger, Lakeland. Heads r lorida Group at Jacfc- somtlle Convention JACKSONVILLE. Jan. VI i.V Address by missionaries fp-m Afii'a. India and Japan featured the third Florida today, foliomin; elects.;) of oifit r. Georgia officers lf el nrrr: Th llev. . A. Keiser. Augusta. I'resi-jjj dent: the Ilev. L. Boyd Hann. Macon.) secretary Ir. K. L. Gnann. Savannah. treasurer, and D. E. Wilson. Atlanta.' ,,. statistical secretary. Florida offieers were: The Rev. D. Wessinger. lakeland, president :( in eitj court Wednesday on charges of the Bev. T. K. Finck. St. Petersburz. placing adulterati ve, in meats. The vice president: the Iv. J. H.if'Ue was suspended on good U-havior. Richard. West Palm Beach. srmrt : ! Health authoritiri charged Broc ks tjeorge A. Schroeder. Lakeland, treas urer, and E. R. Sheldon. St. Peters- hurj. statistical secrefarv. A public meeting will be be(d nijhu BEACOM MANOR BLAST PROVING MIAMIPUZZLER Mystery Shrouds Cause of Early Morning Sleep Chaser RED HAIRED GIRL SEEN NEAR PLACE Small Hole in Ground Only Trace Left for - Police Inquiry People living near 5- W. Third St., 22nd and 23rd aves are trying to learn if they were bombed early Wednesday , and if so who did it. - Police have ascertained there was an explosion and a red-beadd woman in the neighborhood bat that is about all. According to police, residents were awakened at 2UX1 a. m. by a loud noise. AU windows in a bouse occupied by W. G. Sorge, 2222 X. W. Second terrace must be replaced as a result. Other nearby houses also lost windows. Resident from Chicago slept peacefully in the borne atmosphere, but others ran to doors and saw smoke from the explosion. Police arrived within a ,bort tim as a result of frantic telephone calls and were told of the explosion and of a red-beaded woman and a man in an automobile with radiator steaming who were seen in the neighborhood. The exact spot of he Wast was located at a point in S. W. Third t. between 22od and 23 ares. A check of hospitals revealed no (rONTIMED ON FAGE HARSH CALLED MENTALLY POOR BY SPECIALIST Alleged Student-Slayer Has Life-Long Defects, Defense Holds ATLANTA. Jan. 16. () Initiating a plea of mental irresponsibility the defense at the murder trial of George Harsh today called as its first witness Dr. G"org" It- Carhart. Milwaukee physician, who testified that the youth apparently had been handicapped for life by mental or physical defect which appeared during a ieriod of illness shortly after his birth. Dr. Carhart is a neighltor and family physician of the Harsh and was present ta the defendant's birth. He dmwritxsil the accused as svbola- tically Inadequate and unable to learn and pointed to a kidney ailment which Harsh suffered in early .hildbood and which remains today as a physical handicap. Harsh. h- tet-tifit!, was fed arti ficially six weeks affr nis birth an-1 was ill for a period of is- months thrreafler, adding that bis mental and physical defrcts appeared appartt during that tim. The defendant's mother solled as Dr. Caihart ds-rib-d the rirruta-stanccs of his birth and early lif-. Harsh" father, be continued. did of a disordered artery at the base of the brain in the prime of life while enjoying the reputation of an exceptionally shrewd, honest business m i. The state rtst-d its case today shortly after the jw-nina of the second day f th- trial. Har-h. former t glethorj'e university student and a meuilter of a pmtnimnt Milwauk family. i accused of the murder of Willard Smith during the holdup of a drug store of which Smith was manager. It Iwcaroe known today both Harsh and It. G. Gallogly, his alleged accomplice, had filed answers to three civil suits instituted against them seeking total damage of ?15-t.(ino in connection with the slayirg tf Smith and S. II. Mek. gnw-rry store Herk. another all-K"d victim of th pair. In each case denial of virtually every charge was entered. AFGHAN FIGHTING SAID CONTINUING Abdieation of King Fall to Halt l risingt a ( mintry Ilemains Confused LONDON. Jan. fi. tJVt British official advices stale that fighting continues at Kabul d-piSe the abdication of Amanuliah as kins. The situation in Afghanistan is c-n-fused. but it i mlieted thai I'achai Sakao. the ret I lder. has entered the capital. There i ii appr hen.n recanl'n 1 I.. . . . i tk. Itnf i.'i m 1 ,1 1 .! ... sir I made of o.iiim--nt iti the fi rman an- oilier continental pre- implieatirg Great Britain in AManuIUu s iowu- MKAT MAN l HMD IB. L. Brooks, operator of a market , at l"."s N. W. G'iih st.. wa fioed f Z'i placed a chemical in meat he sold tn make them aprwar fresh. Brooks said if tb adult -rati ve. srere in the meals to-lhey bad been plard tb'te before h purihased th' m.

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