Daily News from New York, New York on May 24, 1936 · 346
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Daily News from New York, New York · 346

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Sunday, May 24, 1936
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SUNDAY NEWS, MAY 24, 1038 Tick Tock Loses Head For Murder of 12 Boys Schwerin, Germany, May 23 (.P). An old hobo watch re pairer, hailed by children in Southern Germany as "Uncle Tick Tock," paid with his life on the chopping block today for the murder of twelve boys. The 'wandering jeweler, named in court records as Adolf Seefeld, 65, confessed the killings before his decapitation and showed how be Administered poison to th3 children. In addition to the twelve victims for which he received twelve sentences of death and an order for emasculation, Seefeld admitted he tilled "numerous others," Uncle Tick Tock, convicted after trial at Schwerin last February, left the bodies of his victims in the woods. Expert toxicologists vho examined the bodies were unable to say whether Seefeld had poisoned or strangled the boys. Before pronouncing the death sentences, the presiding judge declared he was convinced the itinerant watch repairer had murdered at least thirty children and caused the moral degeneration of at least 100 more. The diary of the benevolent ap pearing hobo showed a careful list of dates and places he visited. These entries corresponded with the finding of the children's bodies. Numerous witnesses testified Uncle Tick Tock had been seen with the boys before they disappeared, to be found dead later in the woods. Stolidly indifferent, Seefeld's only s J i f 4 ' 4 s, 4 LI' Adolf Seefeld Chopping block mnJs "Unci Tick TWA V lit: answer to the charges was "I had nothing to do with it." His record showed he spent twenty-three years of his life in prison. Condemning Seefeld to die on the block, the presiding judge said the Nazi system "would not permit monsters like Seefeld to be repeatedly let loose" from jail to continue their criminal careers. 1:1 t USTJJ 1 THE GREENWICH V i t J YOU'LL NEVER REST TILL YOU OWN II Genuine lizard strap and the here -and -there lizard touches stamp The Greenwich as a 1936 spring fashion leader... and the blessed comtort it wilL.give your feet stamps it "unquestionably Coward". When the Coward Comfort Counsellor tries it on you. you'll agree, nothing like it has ever touched your feet before. "Lizard trimming highlights . the smart strap shoe." At Coward, The Greenwich in bUck mat, blue or white kid, lizard trimmed, $8.85. M 3 11 1 J COUIMO 370 CrMnwUh StrMt fpSfrtlWt. (10W.34) 37 Wwt 47th Straat Fvltaa a Hoyt SlrNti, Ikly. fmpirm Stat Star op Thvnday until HH I V Snake in the Wires : Darkens Topeka i Topeka, Kan, May 23 (Pj. A hungry bull snake apparently on a hunt for bird eggs put Topeka in darkness for a short period last night. Lights all over the eity went out, elevators stopped between floors, radio programs came to a audden end, electrical machinery ceased running. Electricians found a three-foot snake had climbed to a sub-station, 12 feet above ground, where it came into contact with high voltage wires. The reptile was electricuted and its body created a short circuit. INFANT SMOTHERED Theodore Duenashie, a month old, was smothered early yesterday when he slept with his mother, Irene, in her apartment at 219 . 12th St. Police said the death was an accident. Belgians CMaFge Sep Pliotegfapliesl FFite (Havaa-K. T. New Wireless) Brussels, May 23. Charges that the giant German Zeppelin Hindenburg was being used to take aerial photographs of Belgian fortifications under construction on the Reich frontier were made here tonight. The charges came soon after the Hindenburg had completed its second round trip to the United States, making a record flight of forty-eight hours and seven minutes on its return. The complaint was made by Lieut. Col. Tasnier, and was called to the attention of War Minister Albert Deveze and Premier Paul Van Zeeland. En route to Lake-hurst last Thursday, it was said, the Hindenburg flew over the Evere, Gossoncourt, Aerot, Nomes and Liege regions, where Belgium's continuation of the French "Maginot Line" is being rushed to completion. : War Minister Deveze fs reported planning emergency legislation to protect Beligum from air spy ing. Current laws permit foreign aircraft to fly over Beligan territory, but aerial photography is banned. Ob two occasions, recently, France has granted special permission for Zeppelins to fly over her territory, but both times the ships were routed along specified courses which took them many miles west of the "Maginot Line." OPPOSE WAR, LIQUOR Augusta, Ga., May 23 (JP). Southern Presbyterians opposed offensive war, gambling, liquor and lynching today after adopting a policy of non-interference in governmental affairs. Sale STERN & R O T H E ft $ 1 PS (2i?YG2aD ""Drtnkmaster" Sg2 20 pieces complete Reproductions of a modern set that sold for 5.001 8 glasses . . . 8 coaster-ashtrays, 2lz qt. pitcher. Large ice tub. 14-inch service tray that doubles as a cold meat and summer salad plate. 14-inch hors d'oeuvre dish. Mail and phone orders filled: LOngacre 5-6000. STERN'S FIFTH FLOOR a I jds LPs K--5 W4 . -. Vv i-tsrz &sr--Z Stop Press 'News! 237 Handmado 9x12 i. wero 24.50 Issdna UDmgjgjefis ES.0 They're all pure wool and all hand made- every smidgen of them. In designs that are a delight to look at, In colors that are fresh and lively and bright as birds. Their backgrounds are deep beige so that they key easily to all types of furnishings. And they can be used all year around. . stern s fourth floor STERN BROTHERS 42nd STREET WEST S5 .. ... ... ...

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