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TKE AMERICAN PAPER FOR AMERICANS THE WORLD'S mm 'AY. GREATEST 2 y"f NEWSPAPER FoundedJunelO,1847 jj j 4 1L SG PAGES TbHrSPORTS VOLUME CXVI NO. 277 ,CREG. V. 8. PAT. OFFICE B) 1957 BV THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE 1 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF FOUR SECTIONS-SECTION 0N8 F MICE SEVEN CENTS " " L3 Z3U ni (r M A A UVJUVJ Gimrd 7 0 ume .JAPANESE COURT GIVES Gl 3 YEARS FOR KILLING Judge Assails ''Excessive Mischief,' but Places Part of the Blame on Native Scavengers Central U. S. Hit by Snow, Wind Storms (:, . ) MAEBASHI, Japan Nov. 19 Tuesday ID- A three-judge Japanese court today convicted Pvt. William S. Gir-ard of Ottawa, 111., of killing a woman brass ' scavenger on a"childish whim" and Kawachi - yi-cu u i hi under suspended sentence for three years. Either prosecution or de- fense may appeal within 14 days, but there were signs that both were satisfied. The soldier also was put on probation for an .additional year during which he must keep out of trouble in Japan. But the judge said if Girard returns to the United States as he will if the sentence is not challenged his conduct in America will not concern Japan. Girard Shows Strain Girard, the United States army, and Japanese metal scav engers who trespass on American firing ranges all drew rebukes in the decision of the judges for the circumstances that led to the death of Mrs. Na'ka Sakai, 46, last Jan. 30. Girard showed heavy strain as the suspense built up during the reading of the 4,000 word, judgment by Presiding Judge Yuzo Kawachi. Girard's hands trembled, but the tension left his face as he heard the English translation of the sentence. The suspension provides Girard, whom the court described as a simple soldier, immature in his thinking, must show good behavior for four years as an aftermath of the case that strained American- ' t $ 3T T 1! SI ft 1 'it 1 1 Wo' William Girard AP Wirephoto: By Radio from Tokyo Mrs. Haru (Candy) Girard holding Buddhist rosary and praying yesterday for husband's release. Japanese relations. He is also to pay part of the court costs of perhaps. $20. Trespassers Scolded . Kawachi scolded the trespassing Japanese metal scavengers. ; 'They cannot escape being shouldered with the burden of half the criticism," he said. " It is not appropriate to place the entire responsibility upon a simple-soldier, the accused, immature as is his thinking." Explaining the suspension, the -judge said: "The court Continued on page 4, col. 3 Chicago Boy Scout Leads Troop to Sing for Queen TBT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Slashing winds and torna does, flash floods, lightning and heavy snowstorms struck at wide areas of the mid-con tinent and the south yester day, killing at least 14 per sons. At least 25 deaths were at tributed to the three days of bad weather. Nebraska listed six persons killed in snow bound highways over the week end, and tornadoes killed three in Alabama Sunday. Property damage ran into the millions from devastating floods in 'Kentucky and Missouri and tornadoes in Ala bama and Mississippi yester day. Several hundred families were evacuated because of the flash floods in Kentucky and Missouri which followed six days of rain. National guardsmen were called out to aid the evacuation in Ken' tucky. ' , State-fly-State Survey Here 1 is the state-by-state picture of the affected areas: ALABAMA " Tornadoes whipped thru Birmingham and a number of rural communi ties. Twisters also hit Rosa, Susan Moore, Forkland, and Tuscaloosa. Alabama police reported three persons were killed, two others are believed dead and property damage is high, Twisters struck the western and northern industrial areas of this southern steel center Among the hardest hit was a 10 block area in Ensley. It was damaged heavily and looting was reported. - Anna Ruth Freeland, 14, was drowned in a flooded stream 50 miles north of Birm ingham when she slipped off a log. Gerlous Hyche, 49, a miner, was killed in the ruins of his home. Home Blown into Creek Ralph Dodd was killed near Snead's Crossing, 50 miles northeast of Birmingham, when his home was blown into a flooded creek. His wife and a child, also in the home, are missing. Seven other persons were injured in that area and two others in Marshall county, further to the northeast. KENTUCKY Floods, tor nadoes, and electrical storms battered central and western sections of the state. Hopkins-ville, a town of about 13,000 La the tiobiuwm Palladium BY ARTHUR VEYSEY Chicago TriboM Presi Service LONDON, Nov. 18 John Edward Robinson, 13, Chicago Eagle Scout, will never forget tonight. The youngest American ever to appear at the home of London vaudeville, he led 120 Boy Scouts onto the stage of theater for a joyal command performance, got kissed by Judy Garland, was hugged by Britain's Grade Fields and bowed to Queen Elizabeth. " We Americans gotta stick together,-" said John Edward when he and Judy met' in her dressing room before the annual royal variety show. Kiss Startles Him "You're right," said Judy and gave him a big kiss. "I wasn't scared," he confided afterwards, "but I was surprised, all right." ( For the show John Edward wore a bright scarlet Scout uniform. With the other Scouts he sang a tribute to the queen that went: "Freedom belongs to you. You are the emblem of our flag, red, white and blue." The queen, looking down from the royal box, smiled at the tribute. Pals with Gracie During the rehearsals, John Edward and Gracie Fields became great pals. " You're a mighty handsome youngster," she said to him. He said Miss fields was all right, too. The British star asked him if he planned to come to Italy. He said that when he finished at the Quigley preparatory seminary in Chicago he planned to study for ,the priesthood and would certainly come to Rome some time. " Good," said Miss Fields. "When you do, you must come down to Capri to visit me." A hug sealed the bargain. John, whose parents live at 4916 W. 32d st, Cicero, "will spend the next four days with a British Scout who will show him the sights. Continued on page 14, col. 1 THE WEATHER TUESDAY. NOVEMBER It. 15I CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Windy and colder with a few snow flurries today; high, in lower 30s; partly cloudy and cold tonight; low, about 27; northwesterly winds 20 to 30 m. p. h. Tomorrow: Partly cloudy and a little warmer. ILLINOIS: Windy, cloudy, and colder today with soma snow flurries north portion; partly cloudy and a little warmer north portion tomorrow. TEMPERATURES IX CHICAGO 7 a. m...4J 8 a. m...44 ta.m...44 10 . m-. .46 11a. m...47 Noon 48 1 9. .48 2 . H...48 S. ... 51 4 p.m.. .52 5 P. m .-5S . m..160 7 9. m...50 8 9. BI...45 p. n...41 10 p.m.. .38 m. . 86 Midnigat.34 1 a. m...34 2 a. at.. .33 3 a. ..32 4 a. m..'3i 5 a. m-.'SO C a m.12 tHiga. Low. Unofficial. THE MOON , Lm O N.w Wnina first Ca. ut u ta m Nav. 14 N.I 5-20 Nov. 21 N.22-2 Nov. 2 Dk. 7 SuBriw, 6:43. Sunset, 4:28. Mooiuet. 3:11 . an. Morning Man: Jupiter and Man. Evening Mar: Venal. For 24 hoars ended midnight, Xo. IS: Mean temperature, 48 degrees; normal, 38; month's excess, 53; year's excess. 83. Precipitation, .53 inch; month's excess, 1.60 inches; year's excess. 12.78 inches. Highest wind Telocity, 6 a. m., 03 per cent; Relative humidity. a. m 85 per Vent; iraon, 87; 6 p. m., 88. Barometer, a. m., 28.78; 6 p. m., 28.12. Map and ether reports en pigs 14 JUST AS HE WAS READY TO LAUNCH IT r . ....... ....... PASSTIIE HAT TO HELP HOFFA Downstate Teamsters Sold $1,040 Notes Fifty downstate officials of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have been asked to contribute $1,040 each to a legal defense fund for James R. Hoffa, president elect of the scandal rocked union, it was learned yesterday. Irvin Breidenbach, presi dent of the Springfield local, said that officials of the Team sters Joint Council No. 65 were'asked for contributions at their monthly meeting in Springfield Nov. 8. The down-state joint council includes 14 locals in Illinois outside the Chicago area. Faces Two Trials Hoffa was elected president of the union six weeks ago, but has been barred by federal court order from taking office. No- date has been set for his trial in Washington on charges of rigging the Teamsters' Miami convention to insure his election. In another case in New York, Hoffa is awaiting trial on charges of perjury and conspiracy to wiretap his De troit union headquarters. At the Springfield meeting, said Breidenbach, the purpose of the Hoffa defense fund and the manner in which contributions to it should be handled were explained by Elvin Hughes, Rock Island teamster boss and president of the downstate council. Asks Promissory Notes Breidenbach said that Hughes asked for contributions thru promissory notes for $1,040 made payable tp Harold J. Gibbons, St. Louis teamster boss and vice president of the international union. The notes to Gibbons were payable at the rate of $44 a month for two years. Breidenbach said that Hughes placed a stack of the promissory notes on a table and invited the union officials to take one. " We all took the notes," he said. " Hughes didn't use any pressure." Hughes, in a telephone in- Third Law of Motion Puts Zib in Rockets CRIME EXPERTS STUDY DEATH FARM'S SKULLS Bachelor Admits He Butchered Woman; Cannot Recall Slaying Any One X t f BY PAUL HOLMES (Other picture on page 8, 7, and 8) tChkaga Tribvn Press err tee Wautoma, Wis., Nov. 18 Evidence mounted tonight that Ed Gein, 51, mild mannered bachelor owner of a scrub farm 22 miles west of here, who today confessed dissecting tho body of a slain Planficld business woman, may be a cannibal. Whether he may also bo a mass murderer, as suggested by 10 human skulls found in his dilapidated frame home, or a pillager of fresh graves, as he tearfully insisted in an interview with Waushara county officials, was an unanswered question. Technicians in the of fice of the state crime labo Gein in custody yesterday. ratory, located at Madison, subjected the skulls to scientific tests tonight in hopes of finding evidence to show whether they are the remains of persons who died violent or natural deaths. Indications of cannibalism were summed up tonight by Earl Kileen, Waushara county district attorney. Body Found Hanging by Heels He said that the decapitated ' body of Mrs. Bernlce Worden, ' 58, widowed proprietor of a hardware store in Plainfield, was found hanging by the heels from a hook in Gein's woodshed with all vital organs removed. "The body was cleaned and dressed like a freshly butchered animal," he said. "Gein has admitted that he BY ROY GIBBONS SCIENCE EDITOR (Third in a Series) - Early experimenters with j powder-driven rockets errone- j ously believed that the reason i those crude missiles were! driven upward was because they generated what was called " a strong wind " escap ing from their nozzles. It took another 150 years before Sir Isaac Newton, of gravitational fame, discovered the real propulsion cause, which he set forth in what is named his " third law of mo tion." Written in Latin That maxim, written in crisp Latin, states-briefly that for every action in one direc tion, there must be an equal reaction in the opposite diree tion. ' This is the principle which governs the flight of today's modern rockets, enabling the rockets to fire their "re action " motors which al ready have sent two sputniks circling the earth. A similar launching is expected to have an American "moonlet" in orbit before long. Explanations of how the " third law " operates are seen in the recoil of a cannon as it fires its shell miles ahead, or a rifle's "kick" against the shoulder of the marksman when the bullet leaves its muzzle. The same effect also is observed when a chair is toppled by a cat leaping from its back to reach milk upon the sideboard, or the backward thrust of a rowboat SATELLITE SKETCHES Turn to the back page for a full page of sketches illustrating the launching of earth satellite and its life and death in the upper atmosphere.' t e r v i e w from Collinsville, Madison county, declined to discuss the matter. He said the promissory notes were none of the public's business, and that the money involved is not union funds. Members of the Chicago joint council No. 25 said last night that there had been no move to extend the collection of the promissory notes into the Chicago area. Peter J. Hoban, president of local 753, Chicago Milk Wagon Drivers union, who opposed Hoffa at the Teamster convention election, said, " We haven't heard a thing about contributions to a Hoffa fund in our council." when you jump from it to the river's bank. Thus it is with the new outer space rockets, which move ever faster upward in a direction opposite to the hot gases belching from their tails, completely independent of the air-lift necessary to sustain a bird or an airplane in flight. That is why rockets canjGein apparently used as his dining table. leave our atmosphere and cruise in near outer space, requiring only enough thrust to push them forward or upward into a void where they function even better because there is no air to slow their flight 18,000 Miles an Hour To keep aloft in a free " fall " around the earth, a satellite discharged from a rocket's third stage must be traveling at about 18,000 miles an hour at, an altitude of about 300 miles. - If it travels faster than that, it will fly off into outer space. But it can't get up that speed immediately upon leaving the ground. j A miss of even V2 degrees rfrom the earth's horizontal plane can fumble a rocket's successful flight. At 300 miles overhead, however, it will en counter practically no air re sistance because, at that height, air molecules are more than 40 miles apart, compared with the one one-millionth of an inch which separates them at sea level The Third Stage Spin motors mounted on the rocket's tail will impart pinwheel rotation to the satellite and also to the rocket's third stage just prior to the time the moonlet is ejected from its protective cone' by gentle action of a spring released thru detonation- of an explosive-filled holding bolt. Once on its orbit, the satel lite is kept coursing by a com bination of two other natural laws. These are gravity and cen- t TRIBUNE Photo) Gein's farm house near Plainfield. Wis. Body of Mrs. Wordln and remains of other humans were found in shed at right did the butchering and tells us he thought he was dressing a deer." Kileen disclosed that the woman's heart was found in a dish on a table in a room adjoining the woodshed which Denies He Has EatenfHuman Flesh- "I asked if he intended to eat the heart and he said he did not," Kileen said. "I asked him if he intended to eat the flesh of the woman and he said no. He denied that he ever has eaten human flesh." Kileen said he has personally come to no conclusion on the question of cannibalism but he is impressed by the fact that Gein regarded the torso as that of a deer and may have been acting under a delusion that he was dressing a deer. Gein poured out his story of the dissection this afternoon after a return to the district attorney's office here b--f ,. WiUPlCf . WHERE GEIN'S VICTIM WAS KILLED IN STORE SATURDAY l ainurirtn L 'iT I fi & V V ! r " VwAUTom FIND REMAINS OS 10 HUMANS AT FARM HOME OF GEIN GEIN HELD IN JAIL rr m una nS X. IPPUTM -a U Til) rfi& ' I tWRO FOND UU UO 70MU.ES'-' I V Map shows location of the Gein farm in relation to Plainfield and Wautoma. from his farm where he was taken by Kileen and Sheriff Arthur Schley for an inspection of the premises. In a series of often vague and sometimes evasive answers to questions from Kileen, Gein admitted that he visited the Worden hardware store Saturday morning and made a purchase of half a gallon of automobile anti-freeze solution from Mrs. Worden. He Insisted that he has no memory of killing her. Gein said he suffered a memory blackout after he paid Mrs. Worden 99 cents for the anti-freeze. The next thing he remembers, he said, was dragging her body across the floor of the hardware store. He does not know if he struck her or shot her, but doubts that he shot her because he had no weapon with him. Waushara county officials said there was a hole resem Continued on page 12, col. 3 Continued on page 6, col. 3

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