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July 13, 1923

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette from Lancaster, Ohio · Page 8

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Friday, July 13, 1923
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Dewey Smoke, 25, Drowns While Swimming In Sycamore Creek,Near Pickerington,Last Eve. THE EAGLE RECEIVES THE FULL LEASED WIRE REPORT OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. THE WEATHER Fair tonight and SSunday except probably thunder showers Sunday near Lake Erie. Slightly warmer tonight LANCASTER DAILY EAGLE JUS PBICE TWO CENTS LANCASTER, OHIO, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 14, 1923 - VOLUME XXXIH. NO. 84. Receiver Asked For R. L Pollings Co. lrAHCHIVE® In Three States - Had Offices In Lancaster 200 SUITS FILED BY THIRTEEN STOCKHOLDERS IN COLUMBUS Company Had Their Headquarters In Columbus But Maintained . Brokerage Branches In Many Of Ohio's Principal Cities— ^General Charge Made That Officers Of The Ohio Co. Are Dominating The Policies of The Subsidiary Concerns Through Nominal Directors (By Associated Press.) COLUMBUS, 0., July, 14.— Appointment of a receiver for the :R. L. Dollings Company, of Ohio the R. L. Dollings Company of Indiana and the R. L. Boilings Company of Pennsylvania and the International Note and Mortgage Company was asked\in suit filed in local courts today by 13 stockholders. .The Dollings Companies are dealers in securities, The Ohio company has its main office in Columbus and maintains branches in most of principal cities - of the state. It has 26 subsidar - ' ies, according to the j>eiition. The | general charge iimtdejttait officers of the Ohlfcoj^fipw; dominating through nominal directorates. , Those who are asking1 the receiver ship declared that the officers or the company hud refused to pay them back the amount of their stock sub scriptions upon demand as they said the agents of the company nrfd pro inised ond. that the concern and sub - sidaries is being managed for the "purpose of selling stock and notfor the benefit of the stockholders. The petition alleges that the company has sold between $60,000,000 and $75,000,000 stock to approximately 80^000 persons and that William G. Benham, as president of the Ohio Company and.Dwight Harrison as vice president and secretary, have been dominating the 2C subsidiary companies through nominal director - It is charged that as preferred stock holders they cannot have a voice' in the company unless four dividends are passed and that the - company has paid dividends from capital assets to prevent this condition from arising. The petition asserted that the International Note and Mortgage Co. wan incorporated in Ohio with $10 000.000 preferred stock, and a company by the same name was incorporated in Indiana with $2,500,000 preferred stock. This stock, it was alleged, was sold and the proceeds loaned to the It. L. Dollings Company of Ohio and Indiana, with security and by them loaned to subsidiary com panics. Have Office Here The R. L. Dollings Company have offices' in Lancaster and I have been doing a big business Many Thousand of Wollars having been invested through this agency. A receivership does not necessarily imply that there Is any financial difficulties and our despatches from Columbus do not estimate the assets and liabilities. • It is a big concern and those acquainted. with their affairs and .the juanner of operation, do not think that" "there will be any - lo3s to the - stock holders or to the many investors in the securities they handle. PHILADELPHIA, July 14 — Wi] Ham G. Benham, president of the R L. Dollings Companies of Ohio and Pennsylvania, said here today that the receivership implication was. a surprise to him. There was no intimation that such action was contemplated, he said. Mr. Benhum was here in connection with affairs of the Pennsylvania Company. COLUMBUS, July 14. — Mr. Harrison said no statement would be made concerning the receivership petition until officers of the company hud gone over it. He said ho knew nothing about the move until this afternoon. Penn. Convicts Escape Over Wall (By Associated Press.) • PHILADELPHIA. July 14.— Six convicts escaped from the Eastern State Penitentiary today after beating a guard. They escaped over a wall, held up a motor truck and fled in the directioin of Fairmount Park. All were said to be armed. ABRESTED AT SPRiNgHELD, OHIO (By Associated Press.) . . DAYTON, O., July 14.— In default of bond of $16,000 each. Don Putnam, alias Osborn and his niece. Rose Putnam, alias Osborn who . were ar: rested in Sprlnfleld late Friday for an alleged attempt to blackmail $100 000 from John L. Bushnell, presi dent of the Firjt National Bank ,at Springfield, were confined 1 in the Montgomery county jail here this morning. Both were arraigned before Unit ed States Commissioner Carl Lenz Fri day night, waived preliminary hear - < ing and were bound over to the fed eral grand Jury on charges of attemp ting to impersonate federal officers. The pair who were arrested are! said" to have come from Hollywood, Calif., arriving in Springfield Sun day evening.' . They are 'said to have gone to Bunnell's place of residence Monday and ' mended $1100,000 from ji— "\V V of killing him if , d as federal - agents, it is claimed, nd threatened arrest on a charge of violating - the Mann White slave act. According to. federal authorities. the - persons arrested are said to have admitted having obtained $10,000 fromBushell while he was in Los Angeles in Novmeber 1922. At*that time they posed as federal agents, and threatened him with arrest, it is alleged. Found Dead In Air Shaft (By Associated Press.) PHILADELPHIA, July 14.— Clarence B. Sweet of Bluefield, W. Va. president of the National Lumber Company, was found/dead today at the bottom of an air abaft of the Bellevue - Stratford Hotel, w" re ' he (By Associated Press.) FRENCH LICK. 1ND., July 14 — Whether Democratic leaders from the middlewest will support or oppose the proposed candidacy of Governor Al Smith of New York, for the nomination for the presidency at the national convention next year was expected to be developed to some extent here today. Charles F. Murphy. Tammamy Hall chieftain from New York, and a strong ^supporter of Governor Smith for the presidency, arrived last evening to confer with George E. Brennen the Chicago leader and with "Tom" Taggart, boss of Indiana. Brcnnan was expected to arrive here today and the tria planned to spend the, week end in conference. ' Lesser political lights pointed out that the New York governor who signed the repeal of the prohibition enforcement law,vJa^this state, may South Euclid (By Associated Press.) CLEVELAND, July 14.— Fire, sweeping through South Euclid early, destroyed the Henry Prasse Company basket factory, spread to four dwellings, driving 25 per sons to the! streets in their night attire and for a time menaced the entire village. Cleveland heights fire apparatu>|. called to help check the flames! ar rived in time to save the dwelling houses and keep the blaze from, spreading through the village. • The total loss is esttmajed. at |5^| . - e:,t. They declared that . AL. SMITH OF N. Y. t TIMBER FOR NEXT YEAR rural states are not as liberally inclined as New York and that the party lead ers from tins section may desire to support some candidates less moist. Considerable "interest is attached to the attitude Mr. Brennen holds toward the New:, York gov It is known that some leaders from the middlewest arc anxious to throw their support to Governor Smith on a ''beer and light wines" platform. Mr. Murphy made the trip to French Lick to make a survey of the situation and it was said unofficially, to insist that Smith's name go before the convention next year, and to make friends for hn candidate. To date no definite announcement has been made by Governor Smith as to whether he will be a candidate. E LIS ON ANNIVERSARY OF BATTLE INDIANAPOLl^'july""— The an nual parudc following an addrebs by General John J. Pershing with automobile races at the Indianapolis motor speedway later in the day and banquets in the evening, featured tbday's activities of the fifth annual reunion of the Rainbow Division Vet erans' Association which will clo~c Sunday. Veterans today were recalling that five years ago tonight the last great offensive of the Germans was opened on the plains of Champagne, where the Rainbow division was stationed as a part of the fourth army, which ended in a victory that turned the tide of the great war in favor of the allies. It was to this impending bat tic that General Henri Gouraud. com rounder of the fourth army, and now :i guest of honor with General Pershing of the Rainbow veterans referred to in his order of July 7, 1918, which concluded: "For this reason your general admonishes you that jou will break up the attack and it will be a bcuu - tfiul day for France" and gave the American dough boys one of their favorite by - words '"a beautiful day.' Two "buddies' made the reunion realistic of war days when they carried out .a pact that they would bathe in the pool at the soldiers and sailors monument in Monument Circle at the first Rainbow reunion in Indianapolis an! brought many laughs to the pedestrians when they hopped in and came out the other side Just as a policeman hove into sight. In the war days it was no uncommon sight to. see a doughboy disporting in the pool. The election of officers and the iFire Sweeps Mrs. Bergdoll On Way To Visit Son, Draft Evader (By Associated Press. 1 WASHINGTON. July 14— A passport will be Issued by the state department to Mrs. Emma C. Bergdoll, of Phila., who has asked for permission to visit her son, Grover Cleveland Bergdoll, fugitive evader. The department decided to grant her request when it was learned that the alien property custodian, who has charge of a considerable amount of the Bergdoll property, j could see no objcc.ion. i Not Guilty On Double Murder Charge (By Associated Press.) NEWARK, N. J.. July 14.— A supreme court jury returned a verdict of not guilty against Mrs. Mary F. Creighton last night and for the second time in three weeks, she was acquitted of a charge of murder. After standing as co - defendant •with her husband on a charge of poisoning her 19 - year - old brother. Charles Avery, and being acquitted on June 22, Mrs. Creighton was placed on trial alone for the death of Mrs. Annie Creighton, her mother - A third indictment is pending against Mrs. Creighton. It charges her with attempting to obtain chandise from a Newark department store under false pretenses. Ohio Village Found Short (Bv Associated Press.) COLUMBUS, July 14— Findings for more than $4,000 were - returned against officials of the cillage of Newtown, near Cincinnati, in a report ofStatc Examiner C. J. Smith to State Auditor Traccy. More than $1,700 of this amount is found against Police Justice Jas. Myers, for fees collected and not ac counted for. Of the amount against Myers. $1,403 is duo the state for fees collected in liquor cases and accounted for by the justice. Weather For Week (By Associated Prew.) WASHINGTON. July 14— Weath er outlook for the week beginning Monday: OHIO VALLEY— Generally fa temperature near or somewhat abo* normal, but oocasional and scatte cd local thunder showers are pr bable. GIRLS OF GERMAN ARISTOCRACY LEARN FARM WORK A blue blooded potatoe picker. The baroness right and her friend, Prank in Dry Officials Seize With Detroit Runners part of the week. Boats In Battle Dog Gives Life To Save Mistress (By Associated Press.) LIBSON, July 14 — Bobby, a Shepherd dog. gave his life yesterday to save his mistress, Mrs. O. W. Burlingamc, when he leaped and seized a copperhead snake in mid air. after the snake had struck at Mrs. Burlingamc. Bobby killed the snake, but not before it had sunk its fatal fangs into his head. The Burlingames live on a farm three miles east of Lisbon. JOHNNY BULL Tl (By Associated Press.) LONDON. July 14. — The members of the British cabinet will forego their usual golf, cricket and tennis, over the week end so as to give undivided thought to Great Britain's forthcoming reply to the1 German memorandum regarding reparati It is desired to find the best form of ^xprension so as not to run cou to French sensibilities. It is no whoped to have the < plete draft finished by the latter Pi - eniW Baldwin is expected either on Monday or Tuesday, to reply in the affirmative to J. Ramsay McDonald's query in the bouse of commons this week as the whether o copy of the reply will be communicated to the United States government. It is expected that Washington will be acquainted with the contents of the document at the same time as the allied powers. IESTFIS (By Associated Press.) WALLACE. July . 14— Mise. - y stalks today in the little towns ol Burke and Mace, mining centers scv eral miles cast of here, after a devastating fire, starting about one P. M yesterday \ifternoon. and sweeping its way through nearly a mile and a halt of homes, stores and mining works. At midnight last night no death had been reported but the entire town of Burke was destroyed and virtually every home in ruins. The loss is put at $1,500,000. Mace.adjoining Burke on the west suffered less seriously, the flames having been fanned by a west wind away from the conflagration's starting place. About a thousand persons are said to be homeless. They were driven ahead of the fire towards Thompson Falls. Men. women and children were frantically trying to save their belongings from the onslaught of the flames, last night. Many lost all they possessed. SPOKANE. Wash.. July 14— Yes terdays fire in the Cocur D* Alene lead - silver mining district brings to mind the fire which in August, 1910" raged for weeks, costing the lives of about 200 persons and causing property loss of a million dollars in Wallace, Idaho, alone. Anotherr tagedy to the" two towns was suffered 'the night of February 27, same year, when snow slides 1n at work '. « the $e^the , ■ .rtcjt took 21 lhrea. Tw <jf (By Associated Press.) DETROIT, July 14.— Federal prohibition agents assisted by. representatives of the treasury department ment laht night and early today seiz cd 200 motor boats, off Ecorse, Wyandotte and Trenton in the down river district. The operations were conducted in the face of an angry mob, who according to the officers, attempted at one time to dynamite a small bridge giving egress to a boat well. » The boats were seized on - the ground that they did not come up to government requirement* as to equip ment. With seals affixed to their engines, the vessels were put out $f plained their failure to equip - them in accordance with federal naviga tion laws. They were towed to docks along the river front and plait binder smard. 4?^r..ifrontTla«es - hf'#gpfc*T*aid temp - aflen;te, • j - n >m x*t>itP: ^ffcrjfcawt*. .iu npni on gangs oi men. , Thc'anost serious clash cames when a quantity of beer was - found' in ,a boat well. Three successive - attempts were made to destroy a small bridge leading to the well. A handful of federal agents hold the bridge against an attempt to dynamite it, and later dispersed a gang of men armed with crow bars, who said they had been sent by the owner of the property to demolish the bridge. An attempt to set fire to the bridge also was frustrated. \ Action of the treasury department in joining forces with the prohibition agents is expected to make operations of the down river rum runners increasingly difficult, according to James It. Davis, federal prohibition director for Michigan. Owners at all the boats seized will be required \o explain to the authorities their failure to comply with tho navigation, laws and also will be warned to register their craft. Registration will °nable the authorities to keep a close check on the owners of virtually every power boat on the river,. Mr. Davis said. .. . , "The treasury agents hare Joined forces with the prohibition "department and we propose to run ' every unregistered boat out of American waters,," said Mr. Davis. LetUsHop^v^ NEW YORK. July 14— Elbert H. Gary, head of the U. S. Steel Cqrpor aticn. today stated that abolition 6C the 12 hour day in the steel tfwdk* try, recently pledged President" Har.d ing. would begin within the next Ordered Girls To ^ vjg "Get Some Clothe* On Or Go Home" (Bv Associated Press.)' WHITE PLAINS. N. Y.h July 14. - — An edict against sleeveless dresses, sheer material in other parts of gowns and other evidence of scantiness in apparel of feminine employes has beett'"5! employed by J. Crawford Stevens, president of the West Cnes ter Title and Trust (Jpmpnny. He revealed today' , that he had sent one girl home to ."get some clothes on*. Then he issued an ultimatum in the form of a note in each pay envelope. Each of the SO girls were told to either dress in a manner becoming to a business offife or "get out." The effect was satisfactory. Mr. Stevens said today the girls had obeyed the order. - . "Any objections to boMted hair?" he waa asked, v. •♦Not the *U Hit .'. ^ reply. ; y J 2t; — - News* ARCHIVE*

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