Daily News from New York, New York on May 3, 1935 · 61
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Daily News from New York, New York · 61

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Friday, May 3, 1935
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DAILY NEWS, FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1935 63 'ADMITS HE SET FIRES; SA YS "I AM A FIEND" Chicago, May 2 W. Heiv bert Carle Peterson, fiction writer and clerk in a publishing house, today confessed he was the firebug responsible for nearly a score of apartment house blazes in the Rogers Park ' residential district, one of which resulted in the death of an aged widow. "I am a fiend a fiend," was the way the blonde 30-year-old writer described himself in a diary confiscated by police. Police Capt. Patrick J. Harding said that phrase recurred in the midst of Peterson's routine chronicle of his outwardly quiet life. One other phrase which aided police in obtaining Peterson's confession was "I can't help my will, so help me God." "What prompts you to set the fires?" Peterson was asked. "Just something that comes over me on the spur of the moment," he answered. In a detailed statement, Peterson told how he sallied out early in the morning on April 23, crept into the entrance hallways of the various apartment buildings, and touched off wads of newspaper inserted under the hall carpets. STATE IS PONDERING TRIAL OF SCHULTZ Albany, May 2 7P).New York State is awaiting the outcome of the second Federal trial of Arthur (Dutch Schultz) Flegenheimer on an income tax evasion charge be- lore determining yhether it will take action to recover taxes due the State. f K , Herbert Carl Peterson " am a fiend a fiend." DIVORCEE ACTRESS STILL OBEYS EX; HE'S HER DIRECTOR Hollywood, May 2 (U.R). Gertie Messinger, film actress, continued to take orders from her husband, David H. Sharpe, film producer, today in spite of the fact she had been awarded a divorce. Sharpe is producing a series of movie shorts in which the actress is featured as the leading lady. She won the divorce on the grounds her husband threatened to throw her mother out of their home. Miss Messinger was awarded custody of their, two-year-old daughter, with $40 a month for the child's support. Mothers to Show Diaper Speed Chicago, May 2 (U.R). The Chicago Better Homes Exhibit today invited mothers of babies less than a year old to enter the first mid-West diaper changing contest. The race will be against time each mother using her own baby and an expert will be on hand to judge technique. AT THE CAPITOL The .Saxon Sisters, Mitzi May-fair, Trainor Brothers, Rose Blaine and the Musketeers appear with Abe Lyman's orchestra at the Capitol this week in a "Waltz Time Revue" . . . Gracie Barrie heads the Palace stage show today. TRUCK STRIKE ENDS Hartford, Conn.. May 2 (U.R). Transportation operators today abandoned hope for settlement of the walkout of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts truck driv ers and announced strike breakers would be hired. Elinor Amt' free leaflet fur Grad uates will prepare you for June, Send aelf - addreaned, stamped envelope to Jinri Information Bareaa, ZZV I-;. 4Zd Si IV. V. RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL 50th St. & 6th Ave. Doors Open 11:30 A.. NOEL COWARD in "THE SCOUNDREL" I by Ben Hecht and Cborles MacArthur PUture at 12:23. 2:41. 5:18. 7:5. 10:15. ON ITHI . . TM Mnr,a kM. "TH( FISH ERMAN'S LEGEND"; "Ntfht a0 Day", saaaj. soactaclo from tho famous Colo Portarsona. orooucaa fey LoonMorf: armohawy otxaosuo smaar oarocuo of Erne Paoaa. 1st Mou. foots rosorvod. COIumbwt 5-4533 4 use ! ) IN i t- i : . . i g Wa3 f la directed by arcmo mayo mm -ia to warner bros. present the world's greatest song and dance combination... in a bradford ropes story. . . supported by 8 big stars including glenda f arrell, helen morgan.patsy kelly surrounded by 100's of bobby Connolly girls. abe lynian f calilornians with ms new 'walts-timo reruo) wna saJton sisters and mitzi mayfair others a k, P-at d-Of Id X H J Koto Co The Nowa CONTINUOUS 8A.M..5A.r,l. Cmm Early! Aroid th Crowd! STRAN B'woy A 47th 15c H 1 P. M. WORLD PREMIERE JHIV1E3 Joins Uncle Sam's Agents and Halts the March of Crime in IS rrj Vol FIRST PICTURE OF ITS KIND FIRST SHOWING IN NEW YORK - A tint Nala fitter. t Co ml in Irr net h&' qu U en cot 1 Cot tw e&t the A tb ani enj act a I unl . a t . rV ' AWaraorBraa Bit MADE FOR THE MILLIONS WHO LOVED LITTLE WOMEN & ANNE of GREEN GABLES Mm mm I " 'r ill lawnli TODAY at 11:30 A-M- Am.rica'. Favorite Story-- i ft I r-1 6y Nm Rcvuc with KATHRVN PARSONS JOSEPH t. HOWARD ROSITA ORTEGA Botacia nironr euiifTrB hum, ritnut m nu j i u CAE FOSTER CIRLS THIIHI oi-ivn "1... c..ao.Port.r'. Great" $!' " 111 JOHN STUART BEAL ...L,sn wr IDLER VIKuinn Aa " I.. Jf V ...... asV. K jal nwatJa. ar-c ANY DAY 9C: 251anyscatOO in 15' I ' - - wr-i.i inicmt t p, .wii.MCRS or! Intaiew Bovvcf wttar Mttusl COME EARLY! DOORS OPEN 9:30 A.M. I ieVU tttrrtmf - tlLmC CHAKLEt , MARCH LAUGHTON s-:;.v,D. r i v o l i T0l St. 1RVlT075t- M AY f A I tfl Bead the SUNDAY NEWS. Caatfoai

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