The Escanaba Daily Press from Escanaba, Michigan on December 21, 1927 · Page 1
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Escanaba, Michigan
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THE ESCANABA DAILY XIX. NO. 233. [Assqclated Press Leased Wir# New» Service] ESCANABA, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1027. LITTLE HOPE FOR MEN [10 PAGES] SINGLE COPY 6 CENTS SUBMARINE SHOULD BUILD BOWLDER DAM, ‘ SAY UTILITIES TO OPPOSE CONSTRUCTION OF COLLATERAL PROJECT California Officers Hunt Slayer of Marion NOT GUILTY Î BY DAVID liAWRlCNCB. (CtprrlfM ItS7. kr tlM Metntta frwi) Washington, Dec. 19.—The utll- I Ity Interests of the country »r** not 'going to oppose the construction of Boulder I)am. They will, howler, oppone any collateral project which Involve* government operation of water power. This statement of policy was conveyed to the secretary of the Interior, Hubert Work, today hv Philip H. Gadsden, chairman of th«* executive committee of the National f Ttlllty associations which represent the electrie, pa* and street railway Industries. "Th*1 utility lnterents most pmphatirally favor flood control on the Colorado and all other rivers of this country,” wrote Mr. Gadsrien. “and believe in the con- REMUS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF MURDER JURY DELIBERATES 19 MINUTES; INSANITY IS PLEA Georg«: Remus, ex-king of boot- struction of a dam at Boulder if leggers, was found not guilty of necossarv for that purpose. All right minded people realize the two women yesterday. He was transcendant importance of pro- charged with killing his wife and tectlnc our citizens against the his defense plea was based solely menace of flood waters. They do j on insanity. not believe, however. that the i --------------------government should go Into the competitive business of selling electricity at Boulder Dam or anywhere else.” Relief—Not IlUHlnew* Mr. Gadsden says that any measure designed to control floods ojvfor irrigation or reclamation f^fnuld be passed and the government's obligation to the people discharged “without establishing the government In anv kind of competing business," or upon any: condition requiring the govern-« ment to get its money back. No j such principle, he adds, has been applied to the sums already expended on rivers and harbors— that is the government has made the expenditures without looking on it as a money making or revenue getting project. This outline of policy is significant because for many months the friends of Boulder Dam have been insisting that the utility interests were attempting by lobbying and otherwise to defeat the construction of Boulder Dam. It Is true that several pub- expressed Cincinnati, Ohio, I>ec. 20— OF )— George Remus late today was found not guilty of murder, solely on the «round of insanity. Nineteen minutes of deliberations sufficed for the two women and ten men of the Jury to do all they possibly could towards freeing the “King of Bootlegger»,” two days less than eleven weeks after he shot and killed his wife, while she was on the way to court to divorce him. The charge as given to the Jury Shook, who Tony A chard of Clare May Oppose Senator Karcher Lansing. Mich., Dec. 20—(/p)— Tony Achard, of Clare, a member of the board of state fair managers, may oppose Senator Horatio Karcher for nomination in the twenty- eighth senatorial district next year, a request for an opinion received by the attorney general today indicated. A ruling was asked by A, C. Hard ‘FORMER EMPLOYE OF as to whether a member of the fair board could aslo hold office as a senator. The attorney general ruled on the qualification as a senator would probably retire the officer as a member of the fair board. IDENTIFY MAN WHO KIDNAPED SCHOOL GIRL BANKER COMMITTED CRIME, BELIEF (tIRL MURDERED murder by a Jury of ten men and'Judge ( hester R denied Remus a verdict of out Los Angeles. Dec. 20 (7p) Defying capture at the hands of the greatest force of officers ever assembled for a man hunt in the west, William Edward Hickman, identified as the kidnaper and slayer of Marian Parker, 12-year-old school girl, was still at large late today. Spurred on by th«* positive identification of Hickman as the youth responsible for the abduction and killing of the child and tin* arrest of another youth. Milton Jakowsky, believed to have been an accomplice, police in I»s Ang«*les and -------------- j southern California pressed for- Tulsa, Okla.. Dec. 20— (JP)— Mrs.! ward the hunt relentlessly. Evangeline Lindbergh rested in Eight thousand men combed Lon Tulsa tonight, having completed an* Angeles and Its environs, while other lap of her aerial Journey from ether thousands prosecuted a LINDY'S MOTHER REACHESTULSA Rests in Oklahoma City on Trip to Visit Son in Mexico FIND BODIES OF 2 MENJN WOODS May Have Been Involved in Liquor Trading in Illinois right acquittal, and his case automatically was certified to the probate court for a sanity hearing. Within thirty minutes after the acquittal the papers were laid be- Detroit to Mexico City to visit her search throughout th«* Pacific south- fore Judge William H. Leuflers. famous son, Col. Charles A. Lind- west for the killer on whose head but he declined to act until tomor- bergh. row morning. The giant tri-motored, all-metal Meanwhile. Remus was forced to monoplane carrying Mrs. Lindbergh remain in Jail by the law that per- and four other persons covered the mitted no bail for a person held for stretch from St. Louis to Tulsa In a sanity test and also because he flVp hours and 11 minutes. A stop to refuel was made at Springfield, Galena, 111, Dec. 20—(£»)—Bound together at the wrists with a piece of new rope, the bodies of Ray McGrath and Claude Tiberghein of Dubuque, bullet-pierced, were found in a woods near here today. Each was abojit 33 years old and both married. Several vardB from the bodies two pistols were found. After a coroner’s Jury found the men had died from bullet wounds , ___ . inflicted by an unknown person. 11«, utility men have expressed J * tU opinion that the high dam on authorities began investigating the the Colorado wasn't necessary for j possibility that McGrath and Ti- flood prevention and that if the herghein were involved in liquor friends of flood control were real- ration ly bent on that object and not i operations, forcing the government into the was under conviction for contempt ! of court for an outburst in which I he verbally attacked the prosecutor's staff in the closing days of his five weeks and two days long trial. Would Have Freed Him. In his Jail here.however, Remus was host to a merry ante-Christmas party. There rushed at least four of the Jurors and there was a con- a reward of $100.M0 has been placed. In the arrest of Jakowsky, authorities believed they had found tho man who gave Hickman information concerning the Parker family during the kidnaper’s ransom nego- Mo, where a crowd of 7.000 to tiations with Perry M. Parker, hank 10,000 gathered to welcome the mother of the noted conqueror of the Atlantic. A large throng greeted Mrs. Lindbergh on her arrival In Tulsa. At her request there was no formal reception and she was escorted immediately to a hotel where an In- power business they would select the lower dam which involves less expense. Seven KtHtew Affected The ramifications of the fight have extended Into seven states touching the Colorado river and even now there is no agreement among them as to the way the water shall be used. The utility Interests are going to oppose any provision of the bill which does not provide for the leasing to private owners of any waterpower developed on the vari- 5l|r>dam8 built to prevent floods. (Contlaued On Pace Two.) stant stream of well-wishers hurry- formal dinner was part of the pro- ing to congratulate the man whose gram tonight. life had been in Jeopardy only a Mrs. Lindbergh was attired In a few minutes before. 1 black coat, trimmed with black and "You know what I said In the ( white fur collar. She wore a black Jury room.” Robert E. Hosford, felt hat and was apparently not painting contractor. Juror No. 12, fatigued by the aerial Journey when remarked to a cheering group gath- Hhe emerged from the cabin. ered about Remus in the Jail. “I said, ’Let’s go out and give him his Christmas present. Let’s make him happy on Christmas. He wasn’t last.'M Hosford told newspaper men that if the court had permitted, the “We made the trip from St. I j O u I s so swiftly that I can hardly believe I am In Tulsa,” she said. “There has been no trouble and no discomfort to the trip since we left Detroit Monday.” The party will depart early Wed Sheriff Frank Kennedy of Dubuque, informed Abraham Hathaway, sheriff, and E. L. Duirestein, coroner of Jo DavieBS county, the men recently had been in Jail at Manchester, la., on liquor charges. Wives of McGrath and Tiberg­ hein asserted their husbands left Dubuque last night obtensibly fori '‘transitory maniacal insanity,” with Jury would have returned a verdict nesday for San Antonio on the next freeing Remus outright. stretch of their Journey to Mexico “We thought Remus had been City. Brooks said he expects to greatly wronged, and that persecu -1 enter Mexico Thursday. tlon had lasted long enough.” said ------------—— Hosford. To Remus. Hosford and Mrs. Ruth Cross, the 22-year-0ld “baby” of the Jury, said: “We were with you from the start.” Remus, who set up a defense of Road Report Upper Peiniula roads which are maintained open for wheel traffic this winter •re aa follow*: Faderal Htvhwaya U. B. 2—Sault St*. Marie, Piekford. Moran, Rexton, En*adine, ManUtique, Rapid River, Gladstone, Eacanaha. Spalding, Norway. Iron MounUin (U. S. 2 through Wisconsin doubtful. Uae 46 and 69 to Crystal Falla) Cryatal Falla. Iren River, Waterameet. Wakefleld, Bessemer and Iron wood. U. 8. 31 — St. Ignace to junction with V. S. 2. U. S. 41—Menominee. Stephenson, Spalding. Escanaba. Gladstone, Rapid River, iTS-enary to Carlshend not open). Carla- W.d-Marquette (Marquette to Negauneo •fat open). Negaunee, Ishpeming, Michigamme. L’Anae, Baraga, Houghton, Hancock (Hancock to Calumet not open). Calumet, Mohawk, Phoenix. U. 8. it2—Crystal Falls to Covington. State Highways M-5—Cedarville to junction with U. S. 2. If-It—State line, Watersmeet, Bruces (Crossing, Mass City, Painesdale, Houghton. Hancock, Lake Linden and Calumet. M-28—Sault St*. Marie. Brimley, Newberry, McMillan, (McMillan to Seney not open) Seney. Wetmore, Munising, Chatham, Skandta. Marquette, Negaunee. Ish peming, Michigamme, Covington, Sidnaw, Kenton, Trout Creek, Bruces Creasing, Ewen, Bergland, Wakefield. M-35 Escanaba. Gladstone. Rock, Little Lake, Gwinn, Palmer, Negaunee (Negau. nee to Skanee not open) Skanee, L’Ansc, Baraga, Alaton, (Alston to Lake Mine not open) M-26—Rockland, Ontonagon and ten M-45 State line—Iron Mountain, Randville, Sagola. Channlng, Republic to U. S. 41. M-48—Detour, Piekford, Rudyard (Rudyard to Trout Lake not open) Trout Lake. Rexton. Garnet, Newberry. M-67—State line to Quinnesec. M-47—Trenary to M-28. M 19 — Narenta to Whitney (Whitney to Foster City not open) Foster City, Metropolitan, Randville. Sagola. CrysUl Falls. M-77—Junction with U. S. 2—Blaney, Germfask, Seney, Grand Marais. M-M— Junction with M-28 to Germfask. DAILY BULLETIN U. 8. 2—-Blocked between Engadine and M-77. M-3&—Blocked between Brimley and Strong«. Ail other road« open. Schulsburg, Wls. They said a friend was to drive them there. A Galena man told the coroner he saw the men receive a suit case from an early night train from Chicago. After that their movements are obscure. Officers are seeking the friend who drove them across the Mississippi river. There was no evidence of-ajtrug- gle in Tapley’s wood and meagre footprints in a light snow were too faint to aid officers In their Investigation. The two men. McGrath well dressed an clean shaven, and Tiberghein In shabby attire and with several days’ growth of beard on his face, wore bound facing each other. Each had several bullet wounds In his head. They were found about fifteen feet from the Galena-Chlcago highway. himself as chief counsel, received the verdict with a wild shout: “I wanted American Justice and I thank you folks.” he said. Tears were streaming down his face as he left the court room where cheers still were echoing and was hurried the short distance down a corridor equally alive with cheers to the elevator which took him to the Jail two floors above. Blame Prohibition Law. “I was prevented this morning saying what I thought about the Judge, not including a verdict of straight acquittal,” he shouted to friends and newspaper men through the steel-barred elevator door, “but now I can say it. That was the first time such a charge ever was KIDWELL TURNS ON GOVERNMENT Juror Says He Was Intimidated by District Attorney’s Office (Continued On Page Two..' Tosses Baby from 6th Floor Window; Mother Flings Self to Death New York. Dec. 20—(¿P)—A gold- And the two climbed slowly up en-halred baby girl with a doll the stairs from floor to floor, the clutched in her arms was tossed one Intent only on death, and the from a sixth-floor window to her other cuddling her little doll of In­ death today by her own mother, nocenee close under a rouuded, pretty chin. At the fourth floor landing, a window was found open, Indicating to the police that tho woman had halted there, looked out to gauge the distance, decided that a Jump who flung herself from tho same window to die hesido her daughter on the stones below. The mother was young Mrs. Elizabeth Levine, whose mind was believed weakened by a recent from there might not mean certain nervous breakdown, but who car- (ieath, and climbed farther up. ried her plan with all tho cool cal- The mother and child were seen culation of a surveyor. f0 reach the sixth floor, tho little Having abandoned any plan she girl was heard to scream In terror may have had, police believed, to as her mother’s plan first became use her own home for tho suicide evident to her, and an open window and killing because it was not high told the rest of the story, enough, the mother was seen to An Iceman who heard tho two enter the six-story Marbridge Hall crashes In the paved rear court apartment building on Eastern was first to reach the scene. The Parkway, Brooklyn, leading the child, lying among the fragments daughter, Ruth, two and one-half of her doll’s painted head and still ySars old, by the hand. clutching the stuffed body In her “Hurry,’' the mother was heard little arms, was dead. The mother to Bay, as the baby lagged. “Hur- did not regain consciousness and ry, we have no time to lose,” 1 died on the way to a hospital. Washington, Dec. 20— (JP )—Ed ward J. Kidwell, Jr., who lias been the Jack-in-the-box of the scandal growing out of the shadowing of the Fall-Sinclalr oil conspiracy Jury, turned on the government today and testified he had been Intimidated by the district attorney’s office. Called as a government witness In the criminal contempt hearing against Harry F. Sinclair, W’llllam J. Hums and their associates, Kidwell, who was on the Jury, charged that James F. O’Leary, an assistant district attorney, had forccd him to sign an affidavit that Frank J. O’Reilly, a Burns detective, had approached him. He sworo ho had told the prosecutor that tho part of his statement concerning O’Reil­ ly was not true. Kidwell further testified that OT^eary had told him that the government was compelled to press affidavits, filed by Don 1\. King, a newspaper reporter, and J. Ray Akers, a former street car conductor. which charged Kidwell with loose talk hut that If he would sign the affidavit referring to O’Reilly ho would be taken care of. In addition to being Induced to sign a falso affidavit, tho Juror said he was kept In tho district attorney’s office. There, ho declared, William .T McMullln who, acting as a government Informer while working for the Burns agency, told him If he would Identify O'Reilly as tho man who had approached him It would “end the case.” Seven Men Entombed by Mine Explosion Marlon, 111., Dec. 20—(/P)— Seven men are said to bo entombed In the Breltz coal mine near Johnston City, 111., following an explosion between 6 and 9 o’clock tonight. The mine rescue team from Herrin was sent to the 1 scene of the explosion. official and father of Marian Jakowsky, in the belief of investigators, acted as an Intermediary for Hickinan, who graduated as an honor student at Central high school in Kansas City in 192(5. and is said to be 19 years old. Tries to Escape. Police said Jakowsky came to Ijos Angeles five weeks ago from Washington, D. C., where he Is be-1 lieved to have been a government employe. He is known to have | been friendly with both the Parkers and Hickman. His age was given as 25 and he was said to be single. | Earlier in the day it was reported Jakowsky was from Kansas City. Jakowsky attempted to over-. power guards at the city Jail this morning, but was subdued by four, men and locked In another cell while crying that he would take his own life. A heavy guard was maintains! about the Jail because of threats voiced on the streets against tho prisoner. Although taken into cus tody last night his name was with-: held until noon today. Announcement that Hickman had 1 ben identified as the youth who I lured the girl away from school! last Thursday, and on Saturday j night delivered her torso to her father in exchange for a ransom of $1,500, was made after police had compared finger prints from the slayer's car and ransom notes with those In Hickman’s police record. His photograph from the police files was Identified by Miss Neona Britten, teacher, who was tricked into permitted Marian to accompany the kidnaper by his story that her father had been injured. Police Hunt Auto. Parker ^ILLNESS OF fdlKC GRAVE REIGNS OVER VESSEL This is Marion Parker, little Los Angeles girl who was found murdered a few days after she had been kidnaped. Discovery of her body was made by her father, who had Just paid ransom money for her safe release. The crime has stirred Los Angeles as has no murder in many years. The above picture was taken a few days before the girl was kidnapped. Remains of King Ben Taken from Colony in Undertaker’s Hearse Belief that Hickman was stil in Los Angeles or vicinity was strengthened when Jack Woods, attendant of a filling station, Identified the hunted youth’s photograph as that of tho driver of a blue Cadillac automobile, which eluded a hot pursuit here at dawn today. The driver of the car obtained five gallons of gasoline from Woods and sped away without paying for it. Woods gave chase In another car but was outdistanced. Squads (Continued On Page Two.) Benton Harbor, Mich., Doc. 20 -- (VPi All that is mortal of Henjamln Purnell, self-styled “seventh messenger,” was carted out of the j House of David colony in an un dertaker’s hearse, the resurrection | having failed to materialize. The body of the aead 'king’’1 who for 2:'» years held temporal and spiritual sway over the several bun rded believers in his doctrine of the doctrine of the “immortality; of the body," went from the colony unmourned and unsung Hut a sin gle follower, Frank Wyland. Pur-! nell's bodyguard in life, followed1 the hearse. There was no funeral procession. llowover, the remains of him who proclaimed himself the chosen one to lead 144,000 to life eternal will not be buried. The body will be permanently embalmed and, if the ‘plans of the colony leaders mater- j ialize, will be placed in a mauselum on the colony grounds where th«* faithful may witness that the king’s ; body can never fall into corruption Since Benjamiu’s death, last Fri- \ day, his body lay untoiu hed by tho hands of those of the faith. To accept the fad that Benjamin had died according to the king's teach Ings. will be to admit ho had sinned. Even today when the j committe« WEATHER body was removed, twenty members of the cult stood in the death chamber awaiting the prophesied awakening. Dewhirst Disappointed. A half hour before the mortican arrived, Mary Purnell, the former king’s consort, came to look and then roturntM silently to Shiloh Perhaps the most disappointed and surprised ligure in the colony VETERAN DIVERS BELI HY E SAILORS ARE DEAD Provinretown, Mas?., Dec. 20— t/T*)— Tho stillness of the grave reigned tonight in the depths fo I'rovinctown harbor where lies the shattered hulk <>f 1*. S. S. S-4. and her crew of two score. Not since an hour before noon bad tho reseu»» fleet above grimly bolding at anchor against a seemingly Interminable gale, been able to catch the faintest echo of the tapping which for 60 hours signalled the pathetic watch of six men trapped in the forward topedo room. About 11 a. m., the microphones of the S-S. sister ship of the stricken submerslhlp. record- I ed the barest whispers of sound through the double barrier of steel bull and sea While conveying no intelligible message they were interpreted as Indicating that the dying men were making a last d»vspcrate attempt to do something for themselves Then the stillness of the grave came over the dark hulk lying prostrate on the ocean floor. II«*»r Tlin*e Tap*. While thf» hearts of naval officers directing the rescu« rose In their throats, the faint ray of hope remaining was enough to keep them feverishly preparing for the moment when the seas might quiet enough to permit the resumption of diving. It wa-s pointed out that light might endanger the black gaseous chamber for many hours after the men had grown too weak to respond to signal and had lapsed Into unconsciousness. After several hours of sending oscillating signals which was first believed must have sounded loudly onoueh In the forward chambers at fi-02 of the S-4 obtained a faint message of three taps interpreted by some as an acknowledgment. “Your wife and your mother are praying for you,’’ the S-8 was trying to tell Lieutenant Graham Newell Fitch, one of the six men. whether he received the message was not known, although two hours later the S-S heard a faltering tapping, as though someone In the torpedo room dying of suffocation, were helplessly trying to tap a code message. Officers pinned their hopes on the possibility of getting air to the men before death might end their valiant struggle. If an air line could be connected with the chamber, Rear Admiral Phillip Andrews, commander of the first naval, said' “We can take our time cutting a larger hole to get In oxvsren or other supplies. If we can get them In. they can live for months.” No Hope Remains. But the admiral concluded that WjLsbington, Dec. 20 (/p)-After the men could be saved by “nothing short of a miracle.” Roar Admiral Prank H. Brumby, in charge of the rescue work, was held aboard the mine sweeper Falcon in Provincetown harbor all day by the steady gale which swept over Cape Cod Capt. Ernest T. King. In charge of the divine operations, and Lieut. Com. Edward Ellsberg, in charue of salvage work, agreed that there remained practically no hope of saving the six men. The hope that some of the men might be able to project themselves out in torpedo cases ended when submarine experts pointed out that there would be no compressed air to work the projection tubes Officers had expected that at least one of the men might brave BILL PASSED TO SETTLECLAIMS To Return All Confiscated Property Taken From Germans approving an amendment which would prohibit (»rover Cleveland llergdoll, notorious draft dodger, from benefiting by its provisions, tho house today passed a bill to provide for settlement of all German and American claims arising from tho war. For the second time in as many years, the measure now go«»; to the senate. Last session it failed to come to a vote in the senate. The house vote today was 3:t5 to 26 for acceptance of the bill in virtually the same form as passed last year, and as recommended . bv the wavs and means LAKE MICHIGAN Winds mostly moderate northwest to southwest; generally fair Wednes-1 Is 11. T Dewhirst, former Callfor- day. ! nia Judge, a devout colony member. LOWER MICHIGAN— Fair Us legal counsel, and now it lead Wednesday and Thursday except j er. according to Wyland. for cloudiness; not much change j Purnell was to have arisen, like in temperature. I Lazarus, on the fourth day after UPPER MICHIGAN - Mostly fair Wednesday and Thursday; not much change In temperature. TWii|>c natures—Ixm Ills death nnd until the appointed hour pillars and prophets of the sect stood and sat about the bier awaiting the mystic hour. It was All claims not exceeding $100,000 held by American citizens against Germany would be paid immediately tinder the terms of the bill and SO per cent of German property still held by the I’nited States would be returned at once. An appropriation of $100.000,000 would be authorized, half of which would be applied at once to settlement of Gorman claims resulting from seizure of ships, radio stations and patents during the war. All claims of th»» citizens of both countries would ultimately bo paid nnd the 20 per cent of German property retained would ultimate" ly be restored ('piHkse^l By < '«v. The Bergdoll amendment, offer- till ./ f* Alpena ____28 Marquette __ 22 ¡out of deference that the religious j ed by Representative Tarver, Dem- bellefs of the cult members that Benjamln’s body had been per- mltted to He undlsturbed untll tool day and lt was becatise of these 18 belletti that announccment of death 30 was wlthheld untll yesterday morti lng 2 Coloney officiala indicatori they _________ . _ 16 I would oppose anv attempt of Mrs. Galveston __ 36 Salt Lake __ 12j\V. H. Evans of Portsmouth. Olilo, Grand Rapida 26 S’n Francisco 44 l to obtnln possesslon of Purnoll’s Jacksonvllle_ 28 Soo, Mieli. __ '>■ ri\ Mrs Evans ls a riaughter Atlantic City 24 Medicine Hat 14 Boston____24 Memphis_____20 Buffalo ____22 Milwaukee _ l i Chicago____14 Minneapolis- Cleveland__2 6 Montreal____ Denver____18 New Orleans Detroit____26 New York __ 32 Duluth____ 6 Port Arthur- 2 Escanaba__22 St. I^ouis _ Kansas City- 18 Tatnna------ 31 Los Angeles- 46 Washington. 24 Louisville 1* Winnipeg __4 of Purnell and the wife ho deserted in Kentucky 25 years ago. So far as ls known rumell made no will. ocrat. Georgia, was not opposed, it would prevent any payments to fugitives from Justice. The Georgia member said that it was aimed at tho former Philadelphian now reported in Germauy. What little opposition there was was led by Representative Cox Democrat, Georgia, who Insisted that any retention of German nroperty constituted confiscation in violation of international and national laws His views were supported by Representative Cooper, Republican, Wisconsin. « *ad, but tntf, that one by one Th<* day» are slov»ly dropping. And shortly you'll have no more tune To do yout Christmai shopping.

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