The Evening Sun from Baltimore, Maryland on November 22, 1930 · 1
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Saturday, November 22, 1930
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Closing Prices On New York Stock, Curb And Baltimore Exchanges THE WEATHER THE EVENING Cloudy fe partly cloudy ni colder to-V Sunday. t r Detailed report on Pace 2 IMblUbxI untt wmk-it, The A. 1 abau Comrm. Bitand aa mcob4- eka mium at BsltlBont FMtoaoes, Copjrtiht, IKS). $ Tba A. U. AMI Cmpur. VOL. 42 PAIR CIRCULATION OCTOBER Ki'SSlM 300,840 8UNDAT 193.62a BALTIMORE. SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 22. 1930 18 PAGES 2 CENTS EUEME nn 11 SUN aw row Manslaughter Charges CORONER'S JURY DECLARES NURMI KILLER UNKNOWN Verdict Brought In At Inquest Into Takoma ' Park Case MANSLAUGHTER WRITS FOR PAIR SWORN OUT Companions Of Dead Man Held In $1,000 Bail Pending Action Special Dispatch to Tht Evening Sun KockviIIe, Aid., Psov. J.Z After a coroner's jury had returned' a verdict that Aarvi Nurmi, 20-yenr-old Census Bureau clerk, had died as a result of a bullet wound inflicted by persons unknown to the jury, Scrgt. Earl Bur dine, of the Montgomery county po lice, obtained warrants charging man slaughter against Henry W. McGuire, 29, and John J. O'Brien, both of Washington, who bad been held in connection with Nurmi' s death. Immediately after Issuing the war rants on oath of Sergeant Burdine Justice of the Peace John J. Jones and acting coroner held each man in $1,000 bail for grand jury action. Attorneys: for the two men declared that they expected to furnish the bail for the ac cused later in the day. Dozen Witnesses There Nearly a dozen -witnesses testified at the inquest, Including Andrew Nurmi the victim's , father. McGuire and O'Brien, upon the advice of counsel. declined to testify at the inquest. At the time McGuire and O'Brien were arrested for investigations both admitted drinking heavily with Nnrmi In his home at 102 Grant street in Takoma Tark, Md., prior to the find ing of his body in the driveway, but denied knowledge of how he obtained the bullet wound in his skull. Nurml Owned Weapon The weapon used in discharging the fatal bullet belonged to Nurmi, the police said. Efforts to obtain finger prints on the handle of the .23-caliber pistol failed. For some time the police worked oirjteached a new climax here today as I theory that Nurml had committed suicide in view of acquaintances reporting that the Census Bureau clerk had been, depressed. Doctor Discounts Theory Dr. William V. Pratt, who, with Dr. Gilbert Hartley, performed two autopsies on the body, declared that death was directly due to a fractured skull caused by the bullet He declared that no powder burns were on the man's head at the point where the bullet entered and that the weapr.n lined must have been held at a distance of more than ten inches. n further declared that it was possible for the man to hare shot himself, despite an improperly set broken arm. which prevented him from raising it as high as his head. Victim Diseased Pr. Pratt said that an examination of Nurmi's body showed him to be a victim of tubercnlosis, heart and kidney trouble and tlint he probably would not have lived a long life. The victim's father, a relative of Fnaro Nurml, famed Finnish runner, testified that an imp-operly set broken srm prevented his son from shaving without difficulty and that It was his " opinion his son met death during a drunken brawl. Received Tip Police received an anonymous tip yesterday that a third man bad wit nessed the shooting Wednesday night and today Vy attempting to learn the identity of the eyewitness In an effort to clear tip the mystery of whether Nurml had committed suicide or was murdered. Nurml was buried this afternoon In the Fort Lincoln Cemetery. Jobs For 100 In Carolina Wilmington. N C Nor. 22 (P) One hundred Wilmington jobless will go to work Moods morning. Construc tion of a road around the municipal park and other projects of the city's employment problem will assure them stead; rli fur Bra months. Good Evening By CLARK S. HOBBS Today, and every day hereafter, Mr. Hobbs' Good Evening Column," Including The Sun Square Traffic Cop, will appear in the first column of the serial page. XL H DETOUR n ri This change, made necessary by mechanical reasons, will assure the appearance of Mr. Hobbs' column regularly in the same position in all editions of The Evening Suit. Turn To Page 8 On Inside Pages Today Page Radio Programs...,.,,.,... 5 The Serial 8 Uncle Yi;,'jily 8 The Daily Pattern.... 14 Graham McNamee.... 3 Society.";. . '. . '.... ." .7. ..... 7 Theatrical Attractions 7 Sports. . . . . 10 Bowling. . .. . 11 Comics.. 0 Financial 13-13-14 Reviews of Books 6 GILMAN, TOME GRID FEUD IS RENEWED Ancient Enemies Meet Fourteenth Annual Football Battle In By Ralph Brackbill Tort Deposit, Md., Nov. 22 A 14-year-old football feud, growing more liitter ' with each passing ' season, Gilman Country School's football war- riort came to grips with the gridiron stalwarts of Tome School. As the game started the sky over head was steel gray and added little to the setting, otherwise picturesque. But the thousands of partisan rooters, massed on opposite sides of the field needed no contributions from the weather gods to fire their spirits. Gilman Out In Force On one hand was the entire Gilman student body, which made the trip by rail, bus and automobile. They scoffed at the experts who had Installed Tome a slight favorite to win. They could vision naught NF victory for the Bo- land Park eleven and added their full lung power to Oilman's cause. Tome's supporters were equally en thusiastic, their claims buoyed by the fact that the Tort Deposit gridders had made a splendid showing this year In spite of an unusually hard schedule, Outcome Called Toss-Up - In the final anslysis, however, to day's game stacked up as a toss-up, Like in Army-Navy, Hopkins-Mary land and City-Poly scraps, previous records mean nothing when Tome an Gilman clash. Each points to this one game and on It hinges the success or failure of their season. Th cry of "Beat Toms" was the slogan of the Roland Parkers. In the fourteenth annual game today, Oilman visualised chance to corns up to even terms with Tome in the number of games won and lost over the thirteen- year period preceding todsy's battle, Tome entered the game holding seven victories. Gilman had won six and the Blue and Gray cohorts were clamoring ruthlessly: for ths victory thst would square matters. In keeping with the custom of other years, Oilman flsunted a backfield witard today just as fill man folk hsve Continued On Pig 2,CoJumn1 FEDERAL AGENTS PROBE INCOME OF At CAPONE Revenue Men Also Press Inquiry Concerning Other Gangsters NVESTIGATORSREFUSE TO DISCLOSE DATA Findings To Be Kept Se cret Until Grand Jury Acts By the Associated Press Washington, Nov. 22 Investiga tion of the income of Al Capone Chicago gang 1-ader, with a view of compelling him to pay the Govern ment taxes on any amount he failed to report, or face prosecution in the Federal courts of Chicago, was being pushed today by the intelligence sec tion of the Internal Revenue Bureau The investigation was announced early last summer. Officials refused to discuss the case today, other than to say it was being continued, as were those into the income of other Chicago gangsters. " . Grand, Jury To Decide ; They said all matters for Indictment were for the grand jury to determine after the case was turned over to the Department of Justice by the Inter nal Revenue Bureau. Justice officials handling tax mat ters said they were cooperating in the move to check gangster incomes. "We are not staging a parade with a brass band," one authority said. It was Elmer L. Irey, chief of the Intelligence Division of the Internal Revenue Bureau, who revealed the in quiry concerning Capone's income was being expedited. Ten prohibition agents have been added to the force in the Chicago dis trict to strengthen the Government's drive on the underworld and many more may be sent there later. Woodcock's Men Assist Director Woodcock, of the Prohibi tion Bureau, revealed the move o- day saying his men had Been in structed to cooperate with other Fed-! eral agencies fighting the gangsters, If Congress approves his request for iiOO additional agents, he said, a con siderable number of these would be sent to Chicago. The ten new men are in addition to those replacing vacancies which re sulted after the bureau's stat investi gator in the District, Alexander G Jamie, and bis assistant, Don L, Kooken, were given indefinite leave of absence to assist the Chicago Citizens' Committee, Probing "Whole Mob" , Chicago, Nov. 22 VP) To today's report from Washington that Federal forces are focusing their inquiry upon Scarf ace" Al Capone, the boss of Chicago gangs, A. P. Madden, head of the intelligence aection of Internal Revenne, said Capone was only one of many whose incomes are under Investi gation.- "Everybody knows we've been Inves-tatre'. 'Vwhole mob," he said. tigat. The Government for many months Continued On Page 2, Columns 2 Barkeeps And Clerk Share In $1,000,000 Stake Three Belfast Men Hold Devon, Winner Of Manchester Handicap. Half Interest Sold To London Accountants By tht Associated Press Belfast, Northern Ireland, Nov. 22. A couple of Belfast bartenders, woo have been polishing glasses for I comfortable number of years, split half a million dollars today with a clerk in the flster Department of Agriculture because Glorious Devon led the field home In the Manchester November Handicap. They would hare had a million to share if they hadn't tskn on a fourth partner, who bought ball their lucky Flashes Four Boys Badly Hurt By Powder Explosion Special Dispatch to The Evening Sun larksburg, W. VaM Nov. 22 Four boys are in serious condition in a hospital and two of them may die as the result of the explosion of a can of blasting powder they found while playing at Bowden. They ignited it with a match and set their clothing afire. They are Dolan, 4; Paul, 11, and Willard Vance, 13, sons of P. M. Vance, and Denver Sponaugle, 15. U. S. To Investigate Robinson's Arrest Washington, Nov. 22 U.R Secretary of Stale Stimson in-structed the American Embassy at Mexico City today to investigate the arrest of Theodore Douglas Robinson, former Assistant Secretary of the Navy, on charges of attempting to export Mexican gold. , Soviet Police Arrest 91 For Plotting, Report Berlin, Nov. 22 tfP) A Tele-graphen Union- dispatch from Kovno, Lithuania, today reported that the Soviet secret police had arrested ninety-one persons at Khatkov on a charge of conspiracy. High officials of the - Ukrainian Government were among those held. Levine Appeals To U. S. For Help Washington, Nov. 22 W An appeal for assistance from attorneys of Charles A. Levine, American aviation enthusiast held in Austria on a counterfeiting charge, was received at the State Department today from the American Legation at Vienna. - Imprisoned Officer Plans Hunger Strike Madrid, Nov. 22 (U.R1 Commander Ramon Franco, who was sentenced yesterday to eight' months in prison for political activities to which the Government objected, announced ' today that he was starting immediately on a hunger strike. Man Is Found Dead In Hagerstown Hotel Hagerstown, Xov. 22 W) The body of J. H. Matthews, 45 years old, of Martinsburg, W. Va., was found this morning in his room in the Patterson Hotel, opposite police headquarters. Nearby was a small caliber pistol and a note indicating suicide because of ill health. Arthur Moore Gets Denver Land Office Washington, Nov. 22 Arthur Moore, Salt Lake City, today was appointed chief of the field division of the Gcncrnl Land Office at Denver, succeeding Ralph S. Kelley, recently dismissed as a result of charges involving oil sale leases in Western States. Lottery Ticket On Glorious ticket In the Dublin Hospital Sweep-stskes on the rsce for $11,500. Frank Ward and John Torney, against whose mahogany bsr many a Belfast insn has lesned, bought the ticket originally with Matt Preacott, who works In the office of the Ulster Minister of Agriculture. Vancouver Man Wlna 1400,001 Eleven Americans snd Canadians fig uved In the winning, and A. Pawe, of Continued On Pag 2, Column I Filed In Nurmi Case S500 FINE MOST IF CONCENTRATE IS HELD ILLEGAL Only Single Volstead Act Provision Applicable, Says Woodcock DRY LEADERS START FIRE ON GRAPE JUICE Willebrandt Refuses To Reply To Dr. Clarence True Wilson Washington, Nov. 22 (U.R) The Gov ernment will be unable to Invoke the more severe penalties prescribed for violations of the prohibition laws if It is held illegal to advertise and sell the new grape concentrate which is easily converted into wine. It was revealed today by Prohibi tion Director Woodcock that a 1000 fine would be the maximum penalty for first offenders. This development complicated further the problem con fronting prohibition enforcement offi cials as a result of the activities of Fruit Industries, Ltd., of. California The grape concentrate is produced by this cooperative organization, which Is being aided by federal Farm Board loans. ' Couldn't Use Jones Law Woodcock explained that even if the Government decided to prosecute .all such cases despite the St. Louis raid there has been no indication that such a broad attitude would bs assumed- Federal prosecutors would be unable to employ the stringent Jones law. This law, Woodcock pointed out, provides only for increased sentences for manu facture, sale, transportation, Importation and exportation of intoxicants. Since the grape product first was introduced in Milwaukee, the only action taken by ofiicinls here was when Woodcock described as "perfectly correct" the raid of St. Louis Federal agents on the store of one Max Rader. According to Woodcock, the only recourse of the Federal Government In such a case Is Section 18 of the Volstead act, which provides : Sole Applicable Provision "It shall be unlawful to advertise, manufacture, sell or possess for sale any utensil, contrivance, machine, preparation, compound, tablet, substance, formula, direction or recipe advertised, designed or Intended for use in the unlawful manufacture of intoxicating liquor." In Section 25 It Is stated that In States where a special penalty la not provided the fine shsll not be more than $500. Meanwhile, dry leaders here opened their attack on the grape concentrate, termed by Dr. Clarence True Wilson, of the Methodist Board of Temperance and Public Morals, "more dangerous to the success of prohibition than any evolved since tbe Eighteenth Amendment." Willebrsndt's Attitude Mrs. Mabel Walker Willebrandt, former Assistant Attorney-General in charge of prohibition enforcement, now counsel for Fruit Industries, would make no rejoinder to Dr. Wilson's statement that "a very shrewd lawyer put a desl over on us." FOOTBALL 1 Quarter"-12 1 4 NAVY 6 MARYLAND 0 YALE HARVARD NOTRE DAME NORTHWESTERN -Quarter- 1114 ri Arm ........... I 12 ' Ursinus ......... I a , Dickinson Swarthmore r'ordham Bucknell I Mlchitaa I , Chicago I nL' Rooters For Poly And City Raise Bedlam At Stadium Contest Of Old Rivals Is As Regards Football, Crowd Put By James P, Poly and City had their annual hour of glory (with time out for the bumps, bruises and sprains that go with glory in football) st the Stadium this afternoon. All the students and faculty members of the two Institutions and most of their families, relativea and friends turned out for the forty-second renewal of Baltimore's oldest football enmity. When the game1 began there were 15,000 or 20,000 wildly partisan and particularly uproarlout young fans In the stands. The less conservative estimated insisted that the correct figure WILL BE ARRAIGNED IN WIDOW'S DEATH Chester Smith, 45, Faces Murder Charge In Hagerstown After Street Shooting SAID TO HAVE CONFESSED Tells Officers He. Meant To Hit Escort Of Former House-, keeper By th Associated Press Hagerstown, Nov. 22 The alleged slayer of the woman who was bis housekeeper for months, Chester Smith, 45, faced arraignment for mut- der today. Held in Jail here following the slaying on Church street, near the public square, at Boonsboro. near here, Smith was to be Arraigned before Magistrate Itichard Unify.. Mrs. Anna Smith, 33, the mother of three children, two of whom were with her and a man, Karl Griffith, 20, died within two hours after she was struck by the single shot allegedly fired by Smith last night. Authorities were at a loss to determine whether Smith fired st the woman or at Grif fith! with whom he had been at odds over Griffith's attentions to M Smith. The latter was not related to her former employer. Smith, a plasterer, told authorities after his arrest that Mrs. Smith, a widow, had been his housekeeper from October of Isst year until a few weeks ago. Since she left his home, he ssld, they hsd been holding trysts in the cemetery at Boonsboro, snd had kept in communication by writing. Last night, be said, be had an en-gsgement to meet her at the home of Mrs. Meta Harr.whom Mrs. Smith wss visiting, but said he was refused admittance. An hour later he met Mrs. Smith and Griffith and the two children, Kenneth and laabelle, oi the street. He exclaimed, "Let's hsve this out now!" according to witnesses, and then fired one shot. It took effect on an artery and Mrs. Smith died at a hospital. Says God Prompted Him "God was In my heart when I did it!" Smith exclaimed to officers after Continued On Page 2, Column 2 J ri 0 0 7 0 0 0 r-Quartert- 12 I 4 ri City College - Poly N. V, U 20 7 Rutgers ......... I Vlllsnova 7 Georgetown ...... I I West Va... I W. tntf J,... I lt' Noisiest, If Not Greatest Of Baltimore Season. Near 20,000 Connolly . was 20.000. The bedlam certainly bore out their estimate. While the contest was not, perhaps, the greatest football spectacle Baltimore will see this fall, it was undoubtedly the noisiest. Everything Used For Nslse No mere handful of persons like 15,000, even though they were persons of high-school age, could have made such ' a steady and deafening din. Everything that could possibly add to the racket was used by the noise makers. They employed big and little mcga- Contlnued On Page 2, Column 7 NAVY LEADING TERPS IN GRIDIRON CLASH State Elevens Renew Football Rivalry That Was Discontinued In 1917 STANDS FULL FOR CONTEST Ingram Makes Last-Minute Changes In Midshipmen's Starting Line-Up By Randall Cassell Annapolis, Nov. 22 For the first time since 1917 the football teama of Navy and the University of Maryland met here this afternoon before a capacity crowd of 23,000 fans. The Free' State's Capital began to receive its crowd at an early hour, and long before gaum time aevornl specla- tors were occupying their spaces In the Navy stands. The Navy Plebe-Wrst Virginia freshmen game gnve early arrivals n chance to get warmed up for the big ottractlon of the afternoon. The day was rather warm for good football and a light rain around noontime had made the air a bit muggy. The gridiron, looking fresh and green from the rainfall, was slippery snd not exactly conducive of good run ning. ' Roblson Arrives Early Admiral Samuel g. Itobison, head of the Aaval Academy, was among the early arrivals and his party occupied a box In front of the Middy section Secretsry Adams of tbe Nsvy was among those present. Bill Ingram, Nsvy's head football coach, made several changes in his line-up. He announced definitely that Oscar Ilngberg would not play full back and that Jimmy Campbell would take his place In the varsity line-up. Joe Tschirgl, Navy's elusive running bark, was not to be lined unless the pressure to be put on by Maryland would be too great. Tschirgl is being saved for bigger game, that, of course, is nothing less Important than the Army. Sir Ilonatd Lltidsey, British Ambas sador, and Gov. Albert C. Ititchie were likewise on hand. The teams look the field as follows: NAVY MARYLAND Torgenson . ,,L.K.... Duly nowsirom (ej ,. Usher I nderwood . .!..(. .... . Harden Tullle C. . ........ Faber Gray IMS Kralmvic Chamber . , . R.T (arils Hvng ..RE..,,.,. Ronney rlauer U.B... I'onpelman Kirn ....... ..L.H.... Chalmers Gannon ...... R. M , , Merger Campbell ,,..K.B. May Tar Killed By Rammer San Pedro, Cel., Nov, 22 UB Michael Andray, 20, first-class seaman on the tt S. H. New Mexico, was killed Wednesday night when he was struck by an electrically driven power ram mer while working In the forward turret, It was lesrned todsy when the New Mexico put Into port here. An drsy's body wss shipped to his home In Lakewood, Ohio. Dies Of Cuban Riot Wound Havana, Cuba, Nov. 22 (U.R Arluro Tsgle Soria, 24. of Key West, Kla. died from a bullet wound rceled dur ing fighting between police and stu dents in recent anti-Government dem ont rations here, POLY GRIDDERS AND CITY IN TIE IN SCHOOL CLASSIC Crowds At Big Bowl Early As Ancient Rivals Renew Hostilities DRIZZLE, GRAY SKIES GREET FIRST ARRIVALS Contest Is Forty-Second Annual Meeting Of Two Elevens ' By Paul BrodcricJc Poly and City College, Jlultimore's time-honored schoolboy rlvuln, clashed at the Stadium today in the forty-second annual gridiron clash between the two teams. At the kick-off, which saw a heavily favored Engineer eleven battling City's huskies for a fifth b-g and permanent possession of TliK Lvkninu SfN tro phy, a rngliiij ciiiluiaiustic crowd strictly pnrticiiu In every reiect rose with a mighty shout of encouragement to the' return! ve favorites. Drlnle Threatens Game Early in the afternoon a steady drit- sle threatened lo mnr the game, but as the crowd became more tixnble in Hi hour preceding game time the rain halted and the ami. tried hard to peep through the lemleu November skies. Hut the jolly crowd, that poured through the many gates of the Hlndium was satihfied. Itain seemed a remote possibility, and 4he full attention of the Poly ami City rooters was directed to the important business in hand of spurring on their favorites. This forty-second (muni fray found the Kngineers more slenined up ever, inasiimi'lt as the Collegian viewed with alarm the posxitiiliiy of this strong Poly eleven ael.inij This Kvs.mxo 8i;w .rophy for all time. Poly, by virtue of lis victories over the Collegians during the past four years, stood on, the threshold of a deciding voetory, Ily winning five year he miieh-foiighl-for prize can be se cured for good by Tech. On the other hand. City was prepared to fight with everMhlng available to ward off the Impending disaster. The Stadium began taking on a colorful aspect shortly after the noon hour had struck. The first of the early crowd tho Orange and Uliie of Poly and the Black and Orange of City peeping out from under painted slick ers and trench coats began filing through the gates. Vocal Duet On It was esrly, but the early birds found ample entertainment by engaging in an impromptu vocnl duet, shouts snd cheers of derision from the west side, where the City, College cohort were assembled, being answered by noisy partisans gathering on the east side, where tho Engineer rooters located. An hour before game time the enl-legion cheer leaders, garbed In white trousers snd orange ai.d black jersey and armed with huge megnihone, took their nosls In front of City's stands. A marked difference In the volume of the cheerlnfc Was tinted a the cheer director turned hand spi-luc ami otherwise cavorted shout the field. Five minutes later the City Cnllese aouad, headed by Capt. Webster Lucas, trotted out for early signal and punting practice. The Orange and ISIaelt outfit, numbering forty-two griilderi, appeared rather large. Vic ftchmid, oil-legisn mentor, wesved his way in nml out of his 'iiad, devoting ntlen' ii.ri to Courtney Foos, star punter of (he Collegians. Poly's squad, smaller both In the size of the players and In numbers, was lolling in front of the Ktniliuia sdminlstrstlon building and a few inin. utes before 2 o'clock City's warrior cantered back to the dressing rimintj, and tbe Engineers trotted on the uVId, to be greeted by mighty roar Umil the Poly stands. George Holmn amt Tom HtiMlson, Tech's coaches, sent tlielr charges through kicking nut ''tinning drill'. All fears of rainy afternoon were) distilled as Tech went throug'i It drill, for I he aim came out strong lor few moment and while rain cloud

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