The Montgomery Advertiser from Montgomery, Alabama on July 12, 1931 · 1
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Sije Local ,C6tton Strict Middling 1.71 Middling IJ5 Strict In Middling MS The Weather ALABAMA: TirUj ct jdy l-dy aad Monday, MonM Mettled. VOLUME CHI NO. 193 rll rj aa Nlrkl arrlce MONTGOMERY, ALA, S U N D AY MORNING, JULY 12, 1931 86 PAGES Price 10 Cents Airport Awaits Rival Planes In Reliability Test fjFirst Of Contesting Ships Expected Over Capital During Forenoon Today i Autogiro On Tour Many Noted Fliers To Be Guests At Banquet At ', Jefferson Davis Tonight Slipping across the skies in a race gainst time, contestants for the Edsel Ford reliability trophy win cross the finish line at Montgomery Airport this morning to end another lap In the National Air Tour's zig-zag course across the United States and part of Canada. The first of the contesting ships is expected over the airport about 10:30, though the escort of ships carrying flight officials and airplane manufacturers probably will arrive some time earlier. Almost every type of successful flying machines built by modern engineers are included in the array of ships, some of them contestants and others non-contestants. Lewis A. Yancey, celebrated trans-Atlantic flier, will drop from the clouds in an autogiro, the "windmill plane." This ship is built along lines similar to the one that attracted attention some months go by landing on the White House lawn, Eddie Stlnson. native Alabamlan and dean of American aviators. Is president of the company building the ship he will bring to earth here this morning. He Is flying a Stlnson with a 115-horse-power Lycoming motor. Stlnson was in eixth place last nighty Wartime Ace In Tour Capt. Walter Henderson, who rejoined the tour yesterday after being forced down in Kentucky Thursday, Is a wartime pilot of International reputation, having served in the famous 85th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, Capt. Henderson fat credited with 11 enemy planes during the war. He is flying here In a Buhl Bull Pup, powered with a Szekely 45 horsepower motor. Harry L. Russell, pilot of the model 13-A Ford trlmotored plane, and winner of last year's tour, seems destined to repeat this year, barring accident. As the chips poised last night in Birmingham lor the hop-off this morning for Montgomery, Russell was far in the lead in points amassed on the flight thus far. Russell accompanied the late Floyd Bennett and Bernt Balchen when they tested the Ford trimotor "Floyd Bennett" in the icy wastes of Northern Canada. James H. Smart, 24-year-old pilot of the other Ford entry, flying a model B-AT-0 all metal monoplane, was in second place last night ; ; , Lowell R, Bayles is flying Gee Bee Sportster, powered with a 110-horsepow er Warner Scarab engine. , Jack B. Btory will be at the controls of the famous Buhl "Sun God, alrse- dan that- established a new non-stop record in a refueling flight across the continent In 1929. Australian Flight Veteran - Capt William N. Lancaster, flying Klnner-Blrd open biplane in fifth place. was co-pilot with Mrs. Keith-Miller, ' (Turn to Page 10) Candler Flight Is Halted At Dallas DALLAS, TEXAS, July 11. (IP) Mr. fend Mrs. Asa Candler, Jr., Atlanta, Ga., attempting a speed flight from Burbank, Calif., to Savannah, Ga., halted their Journey here late today because of bad weather. Piloted by Beeler Blevins, the low wing six-passenger cabin plane took off from Burbank, Calif., at v. 08 a.m, (Montgomery time). The ship was halted at. El Paso, Texas, at 12:15 p.m. Montgomery time), and took off again at 12:38 after refueling. The nlane -was landed here at 4:19 b.m. and shortly afterward it was an rounced the flight would not be resumed until 6 am. tomorrow. Mr. and Mrs Candler were .making the trip in an ef-Jort to demonstrate the ease and com fort of a swift flight across the Southern United States. Still Outfit Seized By Federal Prohi Agents MOBILE, ALA., July 11. (fP) A large copper liquor making outfit, 10 gallons of liquor, a new automobile and 800 gallons of bear mash were seized today by Federal raiding officers from Mobile at point on Dog River near Hurley, Miss., according to Judge A. W. Hargett, deputy prohibition administrator who led the raid. Two men who were at the still made their escape. Ozark Couple Injured In Highway Wreck OZARK, ALA., July 11. (Special.) Miss Sara Dowling and Hnlman Johnson, both of this city, were injured when the automobile In which they were riding overturned on the highway near here this afternoon. The driver of the car, Douglas Brown, and his companion. Miss Laura Enslln, were uninjured. Miss Dowling and Johnson were Tiding in the rumble seat when Brown lost control and the auto plunged over. Miss Dowling received a broken collar bone and severe cuts, while Johnson was badly cut about the head and body. Three Wounded During Demonstration In Cuba SANT1AOO, CUBA. July 11. (IP) Three perosns, including a policeman were wounded severely when communists attempted to stage a demonstration at a free food dUpensary here today. One of the demonstrators waved a ted flag while another exhorted the bread line crowd to revolt. Police attempted to diapers the crowd qluetly but when they failed they opened fire. A number of arrest were made. Seek Distance Mark ' "" wife iiliiil . ( -y illiiix iiflij LE BOTJKGET, FRANCE, July 12. (Sunday) (JP) Joseph Lebrix and Marcel Doret happed off from Le Bonrget Airdrome at 4:43 a.m. today (9:43 p.m. Saturday, Montgomery 'time), on their nonstop flight to Tokyo, Japan. The getaway was without incident The motor of the "Hyphen" was started at 4:40 a.m., and, after short warming-up, the plane started down the runway, lifting slowly after a long run, under its heavy load of fuel. Fall Must Pay Debt To Nation Harding's Cabinet Officer Is Ordered To Jail By Supreme Court Justice EL PASO, TEXAS, July 11. (JP) ' ' Dr. J. H. GambrelL of El Paso, today ' recommended to Fran Hogan, Wash-... Ington counsel for Albert B. Fall, - that the former secretary, of the Interior be imprisoned In the New Mexico State - Penitentiary rather than the El Paso County Jail GambrelL who is Fall's personal physician, said he telegraphed ' the recommendation on his own initiative after talking to the former secretary. Fall, who ig In III health, expressed no objection to the suggestion, the physician explained. WASHINGTON, July 11. (JP) Final defeat in his long struggle to escape prison came today to Albert B. Fall Haramg's secretary of the Interior. Justice Bailey in the District of Columbia Supreme Court refused to suspend sentence because of Fall's ill health. Fall was convicted in October, 1929, of accepting a bribe of 1100,000 from Ed ward L. Doheny to influence the lease of the Elk Hills, Calif., naval oil reserve to a Doheny company. The former cabinet officer was sentenced to a year in Jail and fined $100,000. Only two things remain to be settled before Fall goes to prison. One will prob ably be disposed of Monday. It Is whether he is willing to have his sentence changed to a year and a day In a penitentiary. This would give the Attorney General the power to send him to a prison where the climate is better for him than .that of Washington. The suggestion that the sentence be modified came frcm Justice Bailey. He said physicians who had predicted a prison terra might cause Fall's death apparently felt much of the danger would grow from his transfer to Washington from the drier air of the West. Fall Has Tuberculosis Fall has latent' tuberculosis and chronic pleurisy, in addition to heart trouble and hardening of the arteries. Frank Hogan, who has defended Fall since his indictment in 1924, said he would have to consult his client. He nromised to communicate With him at once, adding he expected the answer be fore Monday. The Summer vacation oeriod for Justice Bailey's court begins Tuesday. The Judge said he wanted to dispose of the case before the recess. Department of Justice otnciais ex pressed the opinion the Attorney Gen-pi-Rl would not have to send Fall to a Federal penitentiary. He may be told to go only a few blocks to the El Paso, Texas. 1all. He went to the Texas city wmi weeks im from his ranch at Three Rivers. N. M. If Fall opposes modification or me sentence. Justice Bnlley on Monaay (Turn to Page J, CM. 4) Post And Gatty To Tour Europe OKLAHOMA CITY. OKLA., July 11 (IPt After a tour of the principal cities of the United States, Wiley Post and Harold Gatty, argonauts of a round-the-world fame, will cross the Atlantic to visit whatever European cities Invite them. In making this announcement today, F. C. Hall, who sponsored the globe-circling flight, said the fliers would go to the old world by steamer.. Hall said Post and Gatty would return to New York from Claremore, Okie., Wednesday and map their nationwide iti nerary from there. After the tour, they will plan the trip to Europe, the itinerary possibly extending the tour around the world by slow stages. Many cities In this country and abroad already have invited the filers. Hall revealed that the Smithsonian In stitution in Washington has made a re quest that the Winnie Mae. round-the- world plane, be piaeed on exhibition there In a place of honor beside the Bpirtt of St. Louis In which Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic. Oatty was confined to Ma hotel room today becauxe of a aliirht stomach ailment. No doctor was called. New Traffic Bill After Monopoly On Accessories Measure Now Pending In House Proposes Czar With Unlimited Powers Hides Trade Grab Commissioner Could Give As Many Jobs As He Chose, With No Curb By ATTICUS MULLIN One of the most important bins left before the House is the substitute for House bill 506 which creates a traffic department in Alabama and lets the head thereof be named by the House and Senate on nomination of a House and Senate committee and also creates an unlimited number of Jobs and makes it possible for certain persons to have a monopoly of the automobile accessory business in Alabama. One of the first things the bill does is to create "Vehicle Commissioner'' at a salary of $4,800 a year. The Gov ernor of Alabama who is the chief ex ecutive officer of the State will not be allowed under the bill to have voice in the newly created department, the bill providing that the highway committees of the Senate and House meet and submit report to the two bodies who shall elect It is provided in the bill that the term of office of the "Vehicle Commissioner" will expire on the second Tuesday of February, 1935, and at that time the Senate is to elect his successor. The proposed bill gives power to the "Ve- hide Commissioner" to enforce rules and regulations concerning motor vehicles as to equipment. This means that the "Vehicle Commissioner" will be all pow-erf ul in selecting equipment that auto' mobiles will have to carry and creates an accessory monopoly, in the opinion of those who have studied the bill. The bill not only creates (he lucrative "Vehicle Commissioner" Job, but also gives the "Vehicle Commissioner" un limited authority to employ deputies, as sistants and clerks and fix their salaries. All this is without any authority from the Governor. Under the terms of the bill there would be an unlimited supply of agents, moving over the State at the expense at the taxpayers. It is proposed to take from the highway department all monies now being received from lines for traffic law violations and put it Into this special fund tor the 'Vehicle Commissioner' and Ws unlimited personnel, r - .'-.--Nigger" .yrmtSkf But What le regarded as the real "nigger in the woodpile" in the bill is article 15 beginning on page 30 or the printed MIL On page 31 It is provided that automobile ''headlamps must be of a type which has been approved by the commissioner." And on line nine of page 31 it is provided that "headlamps on "motorcycles shall be of a type which has been approved by the commissioner." And on line 13 on page 31 of the bill it is provided that "rear lamps must be of a type which has been approved by the commissioner." And in lines 18 and (Turn to Page I, CoL 1) Convicts Kidnap Guard And Flee JEFFERSON CITY, MO., July 11. (M Two Missouri Penitentiary convicts today kidnaped a guard in the crowded business district of the city, forced a convict chauffeur to drive into . the country, where they forced him out of the car, and drove away with the guard. The guard, Harry Williams, had accompanied the convicts, R. E. Miller and Harry Wellman, to a physician's office by automobile. When they returned to the car, they forced the driver, Jack London, to drive them northwest from Jefferson City. London reported he was thrown from the car at Elston, 18 miles northwest of here. He said the two convicts threatened him with knives, apparently stolen from the physician's office. Two carloads of guards were rushed to Elston, where they picked up London and continued to search for the small brown sedan in which the escaped convicts were riding. Late today Williams notified officials be was safe in Kansas City, the two convicts having forced him from the car near the city limits. Youth Is Acquitted Of Slaying Step-Father WELCH, W. VA.. July 11 . (IP) Lonnle Lynch, 18, was freed today after a hearing on charges of slaying his stepfather, Raymond Craffln, last Tuesday. Magistrate S. M. Burgess held the evt dence produced was insufficient to hold the boy, who said he shot his stepfather to protect his mother from abuse. Navy Dirigible Leaves T? n ' r r ror u-uise uver ucean LAKEHTJRST, N. J., July 11. (IP) The Navy dirigible, Los Angeles, took off at e o clock tonight for Fort Pond Bay. N. Y., where she will make contact with the tender Patoka. The airship will use the Patoka as a base and cruise over that area for two or three days. Commander A. H. Dresel was in charge of the big craft which carried a crew of 42, 13 officers, one officer passenger and two newsreel photographers Famous French War Artist Dies At Paris PARIS. July II. Jean Lmils Fo- rain, famous war artlrt snd president of the Society of rrench Humorists, died here tonight M. Foraln was 79 years old. Tie was a member of the Royal Academy, a commander of the Legion of Honor and he won the Croix De Ouerre with the citation of the Order of the Army during the World War. Einstein Joins Communists 3 4 Plea For Doomed Negroes Scientist's Name Signed With Three Others To Cablegram From Berlin Albert Einstein, famous German scientist and originator of the theory of relativity, is one of the signers of a cablegram received at the office of Gov. Miller yesterday, urging clemency for the eight negroes under sentence of death for criminally assaulting two white girls in Jackson County. The cabled message from the German capital, signed with the names of Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, Kaethe Kollwltz and Alfons Goldschmidt, said: "Hundreds of representatives of intellectual Berlin beg you in the last hour for the sake of humanity to stop the sentence against the eight young negroes of Scottsboro." There can be little doubt that the "Albert Einstein" whose name is signed to the cable, and the famed Prof. Albert Einstein, who recently visited this country, are one and the same, when reference is made to a press dispatch from Berlin under date of July 4.- This dispatch announced that sup porting the committee formed in New York by Theodore Dreiser, to save the eight negroes convicted at Scottsboro, from the electric chair, a German committee had been formed by Prof. Al fons Goldschmidt, traveler and noted lawyer. It was further stated that Prof. Goldschmidt "had obtained the adhesion of Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, Leon Feuchtwanger, George Ledebour and other prominent scientists, authors and public men." From the wording of the cablegram it is obvious that those who sent it were laboring under the erroneous impression, apparently shared in by practically everyone outside the boundaries cf Alabama despite repeated announcements through the press to the contrary, that the eight negroes were to be electrocuted July 10, the execution date set by the trial court. As a matter of fact all of the defendants have appeals now pending in the Supreme Court of Ala bama, and carrying out of the death sentences is suspended until that tribunal 22,000 Kansas Oil Wei Close - :;r: 300 Independent Owners Decide Move Tn Effort To Raise Crude Prices WICHITA, OUt, July, 11. JP) Immediate shutdown of Kansas oil weUs, estimated, to number 22,000,. was agreed upon by more than 300 independent ope rators at a conference here tate today to consider remedy for low prices for crude oil. - t- - . - , . I Speakers declared that present prices ef from 10 to 22 cents a barrel posted by purchasing ' companies were under the cost of production. . In Joining the producers' strike under way in other states of the mid-continent area, the operators estimated the suspen don in Kansas would throw 300,000 men out of work. . - , , - The wells affected by the shutdown agreement have a dally production of ap proximately 102,000 barrels, with a poten tial of more than 200,000 barrels. The suspension will not apply to wells subject to introduction of water. They will be permitted to remain on pump to prevent destruction. Although the suspension agreement Is to become effective at once, no other meeting of the producers will be held to complete final arrangements of details. The vote followed a speech by Thur- man Hill, member of the Kansas Public Service Commission, blaming a "stupid Congress" for the plight of the industry. Perhaps the proration law could be strengthened," he said. "But would that benefit producers without a tariff and limited embargo? The first remedy is a special session of Congress." Hill praised the Kansas operators for their orderly production, adding they "should have been rewarded with a price increase rather than having their bread and butter taken away." Hillig And Hoiriis Leave For U. S. CHERBOURG, FRANCE, July 11. WP) Otto HlUig and Holger Hoiriis, trans-Atlantic airmen, climbed aboard the steamer Mauretanla en route for New York at 8:30 p.m. today from a special tug which they hired to take from here to catch the ship. They landed here this afternoon from Le Bourget field near Paris, too late to take the pilot vessel which carries passengers out. They also were without the proper departure papers when they arrived, and had to rush at the last minute to procure them. The fliers failed to catch the liner Bremen yesterday and took a special plane from Paris today to fly here. Daisy De Boe Denied Motion For Rehearing 8 AN FRANCISCO, July 11. (IP) The State Supreme Court today denied the petition of Daisy De Boe, convicted of grand theft on complaint of Clara Bow, the motion picture actress, for a rehearing on her application for a writ of habeas corpus. The actress' former secretary, who has been at liberty under a 15.000 bond, must return to Jail to complete an 18 months' sentence. She has served two months. Mobile Woman "Indicted For Shooting Attorney MOBILE. ALA, July 11. (TV-The Circuit Court Orand Jury of Mobile County returned a true bill today against Mrs. Willie Mv Claunon, 35, of this city, charging her with murder in the first degree In connection with the slaying of Atty. Foster K. Hale, Jr. Hale was shot to death in his office by the woman on June 14 last. The Claiwon woman slmed a confes sion admitting the killing, claiming that tbe attorney Had wrecked her life. She will be tried some time later in the month. acts, which will be at least several months hence, a the court is now in recess. . Many other messages regarding the Scottsboro cases were also received at the executive department at the capital yesterday. There was one from "Campers of Camp Klnderwet," in Ontario, Canada, who, protesting against the execution of the negroes, "demanded" their "immediate release." There was one aba signed "Zurov, Secretary," from Elizabeth, N. J, which stated that a hundred negro and white workers had held a meeting there, and demanded the "unconditional release" of the Scottsboro defendants. From Cincinnati came a communication that a protest mass meeting at that place had "demanded the immediate release" of the negroes. Another message in the form of a telegram was received from Bryn Mawr, Perm, which urged that every step be taken to make sure "Justice is accomplished." The telegram was signed "Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry." These and other messages received, were filed with similar ones that have been arriving for days. Fort McClellan Gets Glean Bill Meningitis Menace Over, Say Health Authorities After Thorough Survey After completing a thorough survey and investigation at Fort McClellan, which was launched immediately following the dearth there last Thursday of meningitis, of "Jimmy" Moore, former star end of the University of Alabama football eleven, authorities of the State Health Department gave assurance yesterday that no further outbreak of the disease was anticipated, and that there was no cause for anxiety. The investigation was conducted by Dr. D. O. Gill, epidemiologist of the State Health Department, and Mrs. Catherine Mayfield, assistant director of the State Laboratory, who were assigned to this duty by Dr. J. N. Baker, State health officer, under whose direction the survey was carried out. . Dr. Baker stated that the experts after looking the situation over, found no additional cases. Cultures were made, he said, from all contacts in that portion of the camp reservation where Moore was quartered, and these cultures are now under laboratory examination.' They wiD Iprobably be reported on seme time today. din hottid be found and Identified by means of the cultures, they would be strictly Isolated, the State health officer said, tmta their condition bad satisfactorily cleared up. Swimming pools at the camp have been closed. ft was shown by the investigation, he added, that the situation , was being handled with the greatest care,- every precaution being taken by both the State health authorities and the Federal Gov ernment, to see to It that there was no spread of the disease. The section of the camp where Moore was taken ill, it was learned, was that devoted to Citizens Military Training Camp activities. Yesterday during the forenoon, Dr. Baker and CoL Hartley A. Moon, Adju tant General, were In conference with the commanding officer at Fort McClel lan, who stated there was no uneasiness being felt there. The investigation of health, authorities was wound up In time for the arrival there tomorrow of between ' 1,100 and 1,200 enlisted men, and some 40 commissioned officers of the 31st Division, National Guard, for the annual field training encampment of two weeks These troops are from Georgia and Florida, and few from Alabama. Dr. Gill, who conducted the survey, has within the past year, successfully coped with an outbreak of meningitis at Kilby Prison and several State prison camps. There was a vast difference, it was pointed out, between living conditions at a prison and at a military post, inas much as quarters provided for troops at Pert McClellan are adequate, roomy and well ventilated; soldiers In training spend most of their time in the open, and there is no crowding or necessity for it. Dry Agent's Slayer Sentenced To Die COLLINS, MISS., July 11. WV-Guy Faifley, Covington farmer, was convicted early tonight of the murder of Prohibition Agent Homer L. Everett. A Covington County Circuit Court Jury debated the verdict less than an hour, The verdict carries the death sentence. Fair ley was not placed on the stand to defend himself after his son-to-law, William Fatrley, had testified today as star witness for the prosecution that he was in an automobile with Guy Fairley when the latter fired buckshot Into the head of the prohibition agent from a speeding automobile, killing Everett and sending his car into a ravine. Guy Fairley will be sentenced by Judge Edgar Lane at 1 p.m. Monday. It was expected that William Fairley, who was Jointly indicted for murder and pleaded guilty several days ago, will be up for sentence at the same time. Everett was slain May 2 as his car was pnsslng over a bridge a few miles from Collins en route to testify as a witness in Federal Court at Jackson. Williams testified that he drove the automobile as Guy fired and said that the murder plot was planned by his step-father because Everett "had turned him (Guy) up for violating the prohibition law." Federal Judge Rules On Validity Of Theft Law ATLANTA. OA, July 11. (IP) Judge Marvin Underwood in Federal Dis trict Court here today held that a conviction under Federal laws for selling a stolen auto Is valid enly when the defendant Is tried in the district where the sale occurred. v He made the ruling In an application by Joseph Vlntlniglla. Cleveland, Ohio. restaurant operator, now a prisoner In the Federal Penitentiary here for a writ of habeas corpus. Consul Jailed r THC ARREST of Adolfe Demin-guea, (above) acting Mexican consul In Chicago, became an International affair when the Consul General asked Gov. IxmU L. Emerson to investigate the ease. Domingues was held In jail four hoars after he had been sentenced for contempt of court, (Associated Press Photo). MEXICO CITY, July 11. (JPh Foreign Minister Estrada today received by telegraph the reply of the United States Government to his protest against the arrest of the acting Mexican consul at Chicago. He refused to comment on the reply. . GermanCabinet Studies Crisis Seeks To Avert Financial Crash; Luther Returns From Unsuccessful Trip BERLIN, Jury 12. (Sunday) (IP) Chancellor Bruenlng and members of the German ' cabinet adjourned this morning at 2 a.m. tired and haggard after an all night meeting spent In discussing what were called "Spartan moves"; to avert a financial "crash in Germany. . They decided to meet again at 11 ajn. and announced no definite decision as the result of the conferences tonight, A semi-official communique Issued after the adjournment said the entire cab inet might be called together Sunday afternoon. - ' At 1 ajn, a number of leading Ger man banker were called to the Chancellory to participate in the conference. No official explanation tor the calling of the tankers was atren, but it was understood a message from Washington was being discussed. , . Ambassador Sackett remained at the American embassay throughout the night to await further news from Washington. The cabinet session began after the arrival of Reichsbank President Hans Luther by airplane from Paris. President Luther came home without having obtained French assistance for a German loan and with no hope of obtaining it without what were considered "Impos sible" political concessions. Among the moves considered tonight by the Cabinet was the appointment of a special "commissar of devisen" (foreign exchange) with authority to seise foreign currencies and other media of payment, Including precious metals, in "the interest of national safety." "Stampede" Feared The most pressing problem before the Government, however, was what to do Monday to safeguard the Reichsbank. Cabinet members feared the public reaction to today's phenomenal outflow of devisen, which amounted to approximately $25,000,000, might take the form of a stampede away from the mark. The acceptance of international banking support at the price of what were (Turn To Page 2, CoL 2) Denmark Protests Norwegian Action COPENHAGEN, July 11. (,ip) A complaint against the Norwegian occupation of Eastern Greenland was addressed to the Permanent Court of International Justice at The Hague tonight by the Dan- isn uovernment. The complaint alleges that Norweirlan hunters, in flying the Norwegian flag over the section last month, and the proclamation of occupation from Oslo, constitute a violation of Danish rights. The note pleads that the occupation be declared null and void. At the same time, the Danish represen tative at Oslo was Instructed to protest vigorously to me Norwegian uovernment and inform it of the complaint made to The Hague. Police authority In Eastern Greenland was telegraphed todav to Laugue Koch, leader of a Danish ex ploration expedition there. President Of Venezuela To Take Oath Monday CARACAS. VENEZUELA. Julvil-( Juan Vicente Gomes will take the oath of office as President before the Congress Monday. The day will be made a legal holiday. Gen. Gomel was formerly President and dictator of Venezuela for many years. Ha succeeds Dr. Juan Bautlsta who resigned recently. Aircraft Company Official Killed In Plane Acicdent NIL EH, MICH., July 11. (IP) Fred Seller, 38. general manager of the Heath Aircraft Corporation, of Nlles, was killed today when his airplane went into a spin and crashed near the city limits. fwo Colorado Men Die In Plane Crash TRINIDAD. COLO., July II Martin J. 01eaon and F. L. Haaeltlne, Trinidad biulnexs men, were killed late today when their airplane fell at Trtnl-dd Airport from a hI(tht nf 800 feet The cause of the crash was unknown. Miller Declares War On uangs In Birmingham Governor Takes Steps To Prevent Recurrence Of ; Bombings And Deaths Forces Mobilized County And City Officers Are Ordered To Employ 'Necessary Measures' ; BIRMINGHAM, ALA, July 11. Wr MUton McDoff. chief ef the Felice Bnreaa of Identif ieation, o-Jilght announced Kidredge McCoy, former city fireman, had been identified as the driver of an automobile mounted with twe machine gone, which entered a garage a few minutes after a bomb was hurled iota the Pure Milk Company's plant, '' causing two deaths, last night. McDurf said Clyde Dearborn, me-ehanie at the garage, picked McCoy ont of a group ef eight ama as the driver of the machine . which entered the plaee and left harrfedly after he had noticed tbe Machine gone and a box of explosive! in the tonneao. , Witnesses said the small eoapo from which the bomb was thrown wag trailed by a heavy sedan an-wertng the description of the ear which Dearborn said wag broaght . into the garage for minor repairs. BIRMINGHAM, ALA, July 11. Gov. Miller today declared war on "gangster methods" and took steps to prevent a recurrence of last night' bombings in which two persona were ' killed, 30 Injured, and a milk plant and barber shop wrecked, in what waa de scribed as milk and haircut "price wars." The Governor, here for a meeting of : the Board of Trustees, State Training School for Girls, late today called the City and County- Commissioners Into conference to discuss immediate action , and authorised a reward of $1,000, the limit .the State can offer, for arrest and conviction of persons responsible for the bombings. - , Following the conference. Chief nf Police Fred H. McDuff waa Instructed to cake any measures he considered necessary to "combat such outrages" and ho -in turn called In his detectives to map out a Plan of warfare. . Meanwhile, Milton O. McDuff, chief at the Police Bureau of Identification, continued to question XUredge McCoy, too mer city fireman, taken into custody by ponce investigating tna oomotng of tha Pure Milk Company! plant which resulted in the two deaths. Seesaw Victim Ch The second victim of . the mftk ' plant bombing waa added today when Ned Van Merkestyn. 30, high school athlete, died from Injuries suffered when a plate glass window waa blown out by the explosion. Richard Richardson, 11, negro, waa killed by flying debris while walking toward the, plant when the bomb exploded., Soon after the milk plant was bombed ' a mlssle was thrown into a barber shop owned by J. D. Ammons, in Central Park, a suburb, demolishing the shop and damaging an adjoining drugstore and Jewelry shop, Ammons told police he had been warned several days ago by a "committee" that if he failed to Increase his hair cut price from 35 to 40 cents, he need not be "surprised at anything that happens." - Another Shop Warned ' ' C: H. Parks, who oneratea a barber shop around the corner A rom Ammons "s place, reported to police he was warned !n a telephone call today that if he failed to increase the price of his hair cutting from 25 cents to 40 cents, his place would be blown up. He said the 40 cent price went Into effect in his place Immediately. Police said they had a description of a small coupe from which the bomb was thrown Into the milk plant, and another machine armed with machine guns which followed a short distance, behind. The second machine, which they said was used as a "coverup," was reported to have stopped at a garage after the bombing for a minor adjustment. A mechanic furnished a description of the car and its occupants. The attack on the milk company was the third on milk distributors In recent weeks. On two prevloui occasions bombs were directed at trucks outside the city limits transporting milk for Foremost Dairies. The -operators appealed to Gov. Miller who Instructed sheriffs of an counties through which the trucks passed to protect them against violence. Robbins,, Jones ' Start To Seattle NOME. ALA8KA. July 11. UP) Reg L. Robbins and Harold S. Jones, Texas aviators who were forced to abandon a non-stoD Beattle-Tokyo night near her Thursday, began a return trip to Seattle today. They left Nome at 1:40 p.m. (6:40 Montgomery time) for Solomon, where their monoplane Fort Worth was left at the end of the unsuccessful flight. Tne aviators departed from Nome in a refueling plane which preceded them to Alaska. The two men plan to make another bid for the 129.000 prize offered for the first non-stop flight between the United States and Japan in about a week. 17 Persons Are Freed Of liquor Ring Charge NEWARK. N. J., July 11. (ffV-even-teen men accused by the Government of being In a syndicate which Imported and distributed mllllona of dollars worth of liquor, were acquitted by a Federal Court Jury today. Alex Lillian, Jr.. whom the Government charged with being the mauler mind of tbe ring, was among thrrte acquitted. The Juror, who had listened to testimony of 125 wltneweor once reported to Federal Judge J. Lyle Glenn a verdict could not be reached and were Instructed to return a findings on the facta rather than the law Involved. Twenty-two other men m'.vt reported for the trial on indictments naming a total of 81, were dismissed en directed verdicts by Judge Glenn.

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