The Evening Sun from Baltimore, Maryland on May 1, 1934 · 1
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orncn copy ' (;' tpBHOBSSSCBOEE 6 STAR Wall Street Close i 1 Hi it THE WEATHER ' Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday; little chafryt in Jemperature. (Detailed report on I'SffeSl I VOL. 49 May Day Paraders i My Ml HOUSE APPROVES REPORT ON NEW U. S. TAX BILL Action Of Conference 'With Senate Okayed Despite Fight REPUBLICANS HIT ACT'S PROVISIONS Couzens Amendment Still Must Be Voted Upon By Henry M. Hyde Washington, May 1 The conference report on the tax bill was adopted by the House this afternoon by a roll call vote of 252 to 109. ' Just previous to the roll call, the House had divided on the issue the surprising result being that only eighty-one members rose to be counted in favor of adopting the report, while sixty-two voted against it. "I object to the vote on the ground that no quorum is present," said Re publican floor leader Snell, of New York. . .. Roll Call Automatie "A roll call is now automatic," ruled Speaker Hainey. , Bells sounded all over the Capitol and members came swarming back into Jhe chamber. It-was noticeable that Representative " tajRT McDuffie (Dem., La.), one of ihe leaders of the House, and many other Democrats voted aaginst the report. . But for the speech of Representative 'y Allen Tradway (Rep., Mass.), in oppo-ltion, the debate on the bill was per-vtory and was heard by many less half the membership of the "I .ediately after the approval of sad, 'oference report, adding $417,000,-tionaf.he tax bill of the country, the f urthe took up the Couzens amend just swhich would still further in Thf income taxes by the addition of aentar cent, of the regular tax to the partit due. "I Back To Conference k-ye action of the House today sends "tax bill back to conference with W Senate, the sole issue remaining ing the Insistence of the House that iie Couzens amendment by stricken out. ' The new revenue till as reported ty the conference was read before the vote was taken. Babble Of Conversation While the reading clerk droned through the long document a babble of conversation filled the great chamber, so it was quite Impossible to follow it. Careful observation, showed Continued On Page 3, Column 1 On The INSIDE Page Good Evening 18 Dick Tracy 27 Pop 27 Strange As It Seems. ... 27 The Bungle Family.. ... 20 Anagrams ?0 Aunt Ada's Advice 0 Ben Webster 18 Comics. . 27 Culbertson on Bridge 18 Crossword Puzzle... 27 Editorials. 19 Fashions 20 Financial 28-31 For Film Fans 20 Hollywood Talkie-Talk 18 ... Horoscope. . . 18 i;JU4 14 Sports. 24-26 It-" i-yflspi'n Tommy 27 18 17 2 18 Toonerville Folks Jf ' Uncle Wiggily,.... , Weal her. Who's News Today THE EVENING PAID OIRCl LATION APRIL 279,214 !! buhdat Snipers Fire' On Cuba Communists' Parade, Kill One, How The World Celebrated May Day By the Associated Preul Disorders, although largely kepi within close bounds, spread over the world today as radicals celebrated May Day. , Shootings in the United States, Cuba and Austria claimed casualties. Police and Communist rioters fired pistols in the air in Paris, but an attempt there to parade through the city was blocked when gendarmes dispersed a gathering. One man was seriously wounded at Lake Charles, La., when fifteen shots were fired into a meeting of 300 striking longshoremen. Miners Fall To March In Havana, citizens fired into a Communist parade from the housetops. Four batteries of Missouri National Guardsmen, aided by scout planes, guarded the strip coal mine area along the Kansas-Missouri border near Min-den, Mo., but an announced march of miners failed to materialize. A reversal of the usual May Day action was made at Scranton, Pa., when thirty-two striking school teach- Continued On Page 4, Column t 4 KILLED IN CRASH OF BRITISH PLANES Royal Air Force Officers Victims Of Collision Over Airdrome By the Associated Pressl Cranwell, England, May 1 Four Royal Air Force officers were killed today when two airplanes collided over the airdrome and smashed to earth All four were dead when emergency squads reached the wreckage. The officers killed were Flight Lieut. Joseph Tanner. Flying Officer D. J Douthwaite and -Flight Cadets John Plugge and Askell Rutherford. Eleven Killed This Year tCranwell is the headquarters of the Royal Air Force College and likewise contains the R. A. TV electrical and wireless school. The collision was the worst disaster the Royal Air Force has suffered since February, 1933, whe nfoirr of its flyers were killed at Wexcombe, Wiltshire. Eleven R. A. F. men have been killed this year in six accidents. Today's crash came as the two planes were, flying in , training maneuvers above the airport Sling-Shot Sniper Says Ennui Had Him Movie Projectionist! Admitting Offense, Tells Police He Was Bored In Booth , Seattle, Wash, May 1 (P) A sixty day suspended sentence was given Roy Martin, 36, motion-picture thea ter projectionist, in Police Court after he pleaded guilty to being the mys terious sling-shot shooter whose mis sites have stung passers-by and brok en windows near the theater since La bor Day. Martin said the monotony of being alone in the projection room, together with the fact that he could hear the noise of the talking pictures without bcin gable to understand the words, caused him to start shooting at pedestrians through a hole in, the pro jection room wall. He said he will pay the 3200 damage to windows. Flashes Farmer Utility Official Treated For Poisoning Chicago, May 1 (RWillard Caulflcld Sharp, 50, identified by papers as i former vice-president of Middle West Utilities Company, was found poisoned in his hotel room today and was rushed to the County Hospital for emergency treatment. 189,021 PROF Wound Six Shots Blaze From Rooftops N. Y; Marchers Peaceful ' By the Associated Press Havana,' May 1 Bullets fired from roofs into the ranks of 10,000 marching Communists today killed one man and wounded six. Four of the wounded were marchers, one was a policeman and one a soldier. A dozen rifle shots were fired at 10.15 A. M. in the middle of -the town. The shooting apparently was done by civilians. The demonstrators were marching down Reina street when the shots rang out. Observers saw groups of civilians standing on the housetops. Police Use Tear Gas The firing turned what had been a fairly orderly procession into a bedlam The marchers scattered for shelter and police fired their tear gas uns. The observers were unable to identify the persons who fired and counted olny six persons among the casualties. Police asserted, however, that one marcher had been killed. After the shooting soldiers and police, armed with rifles, pistols and clubs, ran Continued On Page 4, Column 3 KILLED DEFENDING HIS SICK FAMILY Father Shot In Resisting Mob Attack On Home In ' - ' Closed School Dayton, Tenn May 1 (U.R) George Marler, 43, was held in jail here to day, charged with killing Albert Bergdort, 28, when the latter resisted efforts of a mob to eject his stricken family from a schoolhouse. Bergdort, his wife and two children, with their belongings on a pushcart, arrived here recently. Bergdort asked authorities for permission to stay at the closeed schoolhouse until his wife and children recovered from the measles. Permission was granted. After moving into the schoolhouse the two children developed pneumonia. A group of citizens, allegedly led by Marler, went to the schoolhouse and demanded that Bergdort leave. Bergdort resisted their attempt to force their way into the building. Some one fired a shot and Bergdort collapsed, fatally wounded. Hides $180, Learns Porter Discarded It Boss Camps In Junk Yard Until Cart Arrives With Old Paper And Cash Chicago, May 1 (IP) Stephen Rhode and Joseph O'Brien operate a saloon. They are afraid of robbers, which explains why whoever locks up for the night hides the day's receipts in some new hiding place. The other night Rhode had his turn and decided to place $180 in a bundle of old papers in the basement. Old papers being old papers the porter decided it would be a fine idea if he gave them to a junkman with a white horse. So he did. Rhode was agitated. He got a list of the junk yards, picked out a likely one and camped there. Finally the white horse showed up. So did the junkman. The old papers and the money were under the seat Rhode got his cash back. Snake!" She Cries; Policemen Find Belt Oenver Woman Calls Officers To Kill Knitted Strap She Dropped In Yard Denver, May 1 WV-There's a big snake in my back yard," shrieked a feminine voice in the ear of am op erator at police headquarters. Officers hastened to the home of Mrs. Charles H. Thomas. They had no trouble. The "snake- proved to be a knitted belt coiled in the grass. Yes, Mrs. Thomas did re member dropping the belt BALTDIORE. TUESDAY. MAY 1. 1934 Battle In Havana; Seven Shot ru EASTERN SHORE POLICEMAN DIES OF STAB WOUNDS Harry Daugherty Allegedly Cut By Man Facing Arrest SUSPECT BROUGHT HERE FOR SAFETY Sheriff Says Murder Charge Will Be Placed Against Prisoner Special Dispatch to The Evening Sun Crisfield, Md., May 1 Officer Harry Daugherty, the policeman who was allegedly stabbed by Howard McClellan, a colored man, on Sunday night died at the hospital here shortly after 2 A. M. today. He had been stabbed in the head, in the back and slashed about the arms. Sheriff Luther Daugherty said that a murder charge would be placed against McClellan, who was locked up in the Baltimore City Jail yesterday after the Sheriff captured him near Marion Station. A crowd of men and boys, including special deputies, had hunted for the suspect illnightthrough swamp and woodland. ' Will Remain Here Fearing an outbreak of feeling against the colored man, Sheriff Daugherty had three State policemen take him to the Baltimore jail. He will be. kept there, the Sheriff said today, until time for his trial. 'The next grand jury will not convene in Somerset county until September, but it was learned here that county officials are considering the recall of the last jury. Under this plan McClellan might be tried In a few weeks if the grand jury returned an indictment against him. An official inquest into the death of Daugherty, a relative of Sheriff Daugherty by marriage, was scheduled today at the office of Fred Holland, Crisfield coroner and magistrate. Suspect Denies Charge According to Sheriff Daugherty, the dead policeman went to the home of McClellan Sunday night to arrest him. McClellan had been accused of threatening a colored woman with a gun. A short time later the officer was found unconscious in McClellan's home, and the colored man was missing. The sheriff went to the farmhouse of Joe S pence, a relative of the suspect and found McClellan there. The suspect denied stabbing the officer. Sheriff Daugherty today said he had sent commitment papers for McClellan to Warden Harry C, Martin, of the Baltimore jail. . Harry Daugherty is the fourth n-.cmber of the Daugherty family to be attacked by colored men in this section, it was recalled today by friends of the dead officer. John H. Daugherty, a night policeman, was shot and killed twenty-seven years ago. His assailant was Continued On Page 2,Column 5 Birth OfBooping Traced Back To A Witness In Helen Kane's Says Actress Took Cue From "Baby Esther" Jones In 1928 New York, May 1 A medley of strange, unintelligible sounds came today from the courtroom where Helen Kane's big boop-boop-a-deen trial is being heard. There was a "boop" or two, then a "doo-doo-doo," finally "wha -da-da - da!" The, noises came during the at tempts of the defense to show that the art of "booping" was not original with Helen Kane that the responsibility rested with others who had preceded her on the stage. Miss Kane is seeking $250,000 dam ages from Max Fleischer, cartoonist, the Fleischer Studios and the Para- mount-Publix Corporation on the ground that the eBtty Boop screen cartoons constitute larcency on her mannersms and song technique. Lou Bolton, theatrical manager. said that one of his stage protesges, AT STEEL GO. AWED ITS EMPLOYES IN VOTE, II, S. SAYS J NRA Spokesman Reads Affidavits To Show Weirton Coercion QUOTES ALLEGED THREAT TO WOMEN Reports Country Club Party Given Girls Before Balloting By the Associated Pressl Wilmington, Del, May 1 The Weir ton Steel Company was charged today by the Government with threatening and intimidating its employes to assure the election of collective bargain ing representatives satisfactory to the company management. Pleading the Federal Government's petition for an order restraining the steel company from Interfering with workers in their selection of representatives, James L. Fly, Special Deputy Attorney-General, read from a sheaf of affidavits which cited specific instances of alleged coercive tactics practiced by foremen and supervisor of the Weirton plants. , Twenty Women Sign Affidavits He alleged the company sought to influence women employes by giving parties at which "everything was free." One affidavit signed by twenty women employes declared a plantl supervisor called them into his office and informed them, "Friday is going to be a big day, and if you don't vote for the right people on this day, It is going to be too bad for you. The mill will not have any orders, and we will have to lay girls off." Fly contended such practices consti tute a violation of the NIRA and the steel code, which guarantee to workers the right to make a free choice of representatives to negotiate with their employers. Points To Circumstances Judge John P. Nields interrupted to ask if "company excursions and pic nics are to be forbidden." Fly replied: "Under such extraordi nary conditions, yes, because here is a company that had never done a thing of this sort, and right on the eve of an election, at a time when the law charges powerful employers with solemn obligation of keeping hands off for the first time in three decades. he throws a party like that" Ernest T. Weir, chairman of the board of the Weirton Steel Company, was a spectator in court but took no part in the discussion. Charges "Obstruction" Fly charged that the employes' union plan now in effect at the company's plants is "obstructive" to the aims and purposes of the NIRA. Fly spoke for five and a half hours yesterday and said he hoped to con Continued On Page 2, Column 1 'Wlia - Da - Da' $250,000 Betty Boop Suit Esther Jones, a egro woman, had Interpolated songs with syllables simi lar to Miss Kane's as long ago as 1923 In April, 1928. Bolton continued, Miss Kane attended a performance of "Baby Esther" in a New York night club. Just a few weeks later, he testified. Miss Kane began to "Boop" at a thea ter here. Then followed an exhaustive retracing of the history of "Boop-boop-a-doopery." "What sounds did 'Baby Esther in-temolate?" asked Lauui Phillins. a de fense attorney. "Boo-Boo-Boo!" recited Bolton. "What other sounds?" , "Doo-Doo-Doo!" "Any others?" "Yes, Wha-Da-Da-Da!" said Bolton. The court stenographer broke down Continued On Page 3, Column 2 SUN Published mry wcck-dty by Hw A- . Abctl CotspMBy. filtered a tartnd-clctt Batter It BaJtiaor Fort S80QL00QL000 "They Took Our Guns Away!" These three policemen were disarmed in a Chicago suburb yesterday by four men identified as members of the elusive Dillinger band.' Left to right: Lieut. Joseph Hage-meister and Patrolmen Gus Nance and Harry Waylai.d. Wayland is Reports Kidnappers Ready To Free Girl Informant Says June Robles Is Safe And $15,000 Ransom Will Be Rendezvous United Preu. Tucson, Arlr.., May 1 June Robles, 6. granddaughter of a wealthy retired cattleman, will be released by her kid nappers within two or three days upon the payment of $15,000 ransom money, it was learned from s reliable source today. , - All police activities, Including those of Federal Department of Justice agents, were suspended to facilitate negotiations. Bernabe Robles, the grandfather, was assured that the girl was safe and being held captive near Tucson during a secret thirty-hour trip he made Into Mexico, the informant said. The ran som money will be paid, it was said, at IGNORES U.S. STAND ON FAR EAST POLICY Jaoan Doesn't Mention Hull Statement On "Hands Off" In China Pledge By the Associated Pressl Tokyo, May 1 The communication of Cordell Hull, United States Secre tary of State, on Japanese policy in the Far East was pointedly ignored in written communique given by the Foreign Office to the Japanese press tonight. Although the Hull statement was published complete in local afternoon newspapers, and was the principal topic of discussion in diplomatic and official circles, the communique does not mention it except to reiterate its contention that the head of the American State Department indicated the United States' unwillingness to accept the Japanese "hands-off-Aiia" stand. Reviews Exchanges The communique, which reviews the recent declarations of Foreign Minister Koki Hirota. Ambassador Joseph C. Grew of the United States, and Ambassador Sir Francis Lindley of Great Britain, was so timed and framed as to give the Japanese people the impression that Tokyo had the last word in the past fortnight's International exchanges, leaving definitely on the records of the world declaration of Japan's unique posiuon in East Asia. The communique, which a high of ficial said he hoped would close the controversy definitely, contains the Japanese text of Hirota's April 26 notes to Ambassadors Grew and Lindley in which were contained the keynote of Japan's position as follows: "Japan cannot remain Indifferent to anyone taking action under any pretext which is prejudicial to the maintenance of law and order in East Asia for which she, if only in view of her Continued On Page 3, Column 5 34 Associated Press Photo wearing t bandage on the top of his head where he was clipped by a machine gun in the hand of a man identified as Homer van Meter, pal of Dillinger. The police pursued the gangster auto and caught up with it in a filling station, only to run into a battery of machine guns. Paid At Secret In Mexico Copyriphf, 1934J a secret rendezvous across the border in Sonora. One condition of the purported agreement was the kidnappers be guaranteed a cessation of all police activities. Investigators Withdrawn The 73-year-old cattle baron scarcely had returned from his secret mission last night before Joseph Dunn, in charge of twelve Federal agents here, announced they would be withdrawn from the case. Police and county au thorities previously had surrendered jurisdiction to Dunn. The sudden withdrawal of the ln vestigators was construed as evidence Continued On Page 2,Column 6 DOG DRAGS MASTER OVER CLIFF TO DEATH Retired Merchant Killed Plunge In New York Park By New York, May 1-A park watchman saw an elderly, gray-haired man walking on a path along the edge of a steep cliff in Highbridee Park. The man held a large brown police dog on a leash and both were strolling slowly. The master paused to inspect blooming plant and the dog, appar ently intent on some sound or scent that had aroused hit canine curiosity, tugged at the leather strap. Suddenly the dog lunged over the edge of the embankment and Albert Birchler, the watchman, saw the man thrown off his balance and sent rolling down the cliff. It was a 100-foot drop to the Harlem River Speedway, with small bushes and ledges guarding the first sixty-feet and then a sheer plunge of forty feet Dog Lands 8afaly Dog and master rolled together down the steep slope until the leather leash was snagged by a shrub at Jie edge of the cliff. The strap gave way a few inches below where It was wrapped tightly about the man's right hand and he plunged over the precipice to the asphalt speedway. The dog dug its feet into the sod and landed safely on a ledge ten feet below the brink of the cliff. The body of the man, who had been killed by the fall, was identified sev eral hours later, after police had rescued the - J. by the license tag on the dog's collar. He was August Mosel. 63 years old, a retired merchant The identification was made through rec ords kept at the License Bureau. A daughter, Mrs. Henrietta Loweiutein. Continued On Pag 2,Column 7 PAGES 2 CENTS PEGORA REPORTS THIS 6-YEAR SUM DESPITE SLUMP, Gives Senate Probe Data Supplied By Exchange Firms Themselves CUSTOMERS SHOWN ON INCREASE AGAIN 269,915 Margin Traders , On Books Last June. "Insiders" Lose By the Associated Preul Washington, May 1 Evidence that New York Stock Exchange member firms have made nearly a billion dollars in the past six years, despite the depression, was presented to l Senate Committee today, Ferdinand Pecora, counsel for the Senate Stock Market Committee, placed before its reassembled members data showing that exchange firms averaged almost $2,000,000 apiece In net profits during the two boom and four depression years. Gathered from the firms themselves, the statistics showed they had a total gross Income of more than $2,000,000,000 during the six-year period. Impetus For Control Plan During the high-time years of 192J and 1929 their grosa annual revenue averaged far more than $1,000,000 apiece. These and a mass of other hitherto undisclosed statistics relating'to market' operations were presented to the committee as Stock Exchange control legislation approached the test In both Houses of Congress. Concededly the disclosure of this data was timed to put the bill "over the top." The move followed close after charges in the House yesterday of a "vicious" csmpaign of "misrepresentation" against the legislation by the New York exchange. Losses Also Recorded The figures showed that some of the firms suffered huge losses along with gains. Evidence furnished by Pecora showed that one of the biggest on both sides of the ledger was Goldman, Sachs It Co., which reported net profits of $6,691,578 1 1928 and $7,900,642 in 1929. but losses of $9,049,742 in 1930, $2,183,003 In 1931 and $322,820 in 1932. The firm returned to the right side of the ledged in 1933 with a profit of $270,731 for the first eight months. Morgan Profits Listed The 1930 figure was chiefly attribut- table to operations in securities, in cluding pools, which brought loss of $9,264,943. J. P. Morgan and Company listed the following profits from commissions on stock market transactions: 1928 $546,842. . 1929- $I,177.r.5. 1930- $754.0U. 1931- $603,705. 1932 $567,022. 1933 5495,377. Lehman Brothers, with which Gov ernor Lehman, of New York, was connected, made some of the handsomest profits in the boom days $12,-479 693 in 1928 and $12,401,011 in 1929. Losses of $1,502,882. $2,915,363. $1,204.- 236 and $137,163 weer sustained in 1930, 1931. 1932 and the first eigmt months of 1933. Whitney Firm Profits Richmard Whitney t Co. headed by the president of the New York Stock Exchange, showed the following profits, respectively, for the six years: $313 - 140. $1,112,231, $526,226, $231,307, $170,- 702231.197. Kaen, Taylor 4 Co. headed by Sena tor Hamilton Kean 'Rep. N. J). showed the following profits and losses: 1928- $2I0.293. 1929- $345.971. 1930 $.365,936. 1931- $195,905 (loss). 1932 1194.010 (loss). 1933 $152,146. Depression's Effect Shown Buried in the mass of statistics was an amazing story of the depression's effect It showed that member firm profits dropped from $349,000,000 in 1928 to a loss of $6,000,000 in 1932 and rose again to $96,000,000 for the first Continued On Page J, Column 41,

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