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DAILY NEWS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY IS, 1933 Mary Lee Puts the Indian Sign on Mitzi Laxity of Police Let Gungirl Kill, Parents Assert By GRACE ROBINSON. In a sensational witness stand attack in Newark's County (' 'A Ay: Court, the parents of Ethel Sohl yesterday charged that a high police official was morally responsible for the robbery-murder which has brought their 20-year-old girl face to faca Mitzi May fair (left) has packed up for Tennessee after learning that her "big blonde brute. Albert Hoffman, had written to Mary Lee (right) of Indian descent, and called her: "My exalted one. I3Bng UBiTTjinte it IEns dDHatt ILodv By GUY RICHARDS The love idyl of tiny Mitzi Mayfair and Albert Hoffman, the big beverage man, is off again snuffed out like a light by honey-haired Mary Lee of Oklahoma Indian ancestry. Mitzi has packed up for Tennes- with the electric chair.

Actine Cant. Jascrth C.nrnm head of the prosecutor's homicide squad, failed to act when, two weeks before the murder, they begged him for help with their incorrigible daughter, the parents, Patrolman and Mrs. Frank Strouse, swore. riea "Covered Up." Furthermore, they declared, the authorities, advised by Prosecutor William A. Wachenfeld.

"covered up" all reference to their plea when Mrs. btrouse demanded its insertion in a statement she gave police. The expurgated statement was taken after Bunny Sohl had been arrested for the murder of William Barhorst, for which she and her 17-year-old pal, Genevieve Owens, are now on trial. The charges of "failure to prevent" a crime contrasted oddly with the "marijuana dream" described by Dr. James C.

Munch, narcotics expert and bulwark of Bunny's "Mexican reefers" defense. The slender blonde girl has told the jury that she was crazed by these cigarettes when she shot the bus driver to death 'and committed three earlier robberies. Munch described the effects of the weed on the brain and then told of his own experience in the "third stage" of a marijuana jag. In an Ink Bottle, "I was within an ink bottle, related the bespectacled professor from Philadelphia's Temple Uni-League of Nations. "I peeked over League of Natiohs.

"I peeked over the edge of the bottle and wrote a book. "I stayed in this Ink bottle 200 years. After that I flew around the world a few times. Then I was back in my chair. The clock showed I'd been 'gone only fifteen minutes." Judge Daniel J.

Brennan appeared rather astonished at all this. Prosecutor Wachenfeld angrily charged the learned professor with "romancing." But Dr. Munch went smilingly on. "Space vanishes. You can walk Ha Escape I me, Dut apparently not lor long." Hoffman ducked a forthright reply on this point.

Said he, on the matter of the quoted letter: "The comparison that I made between Miss Mayfair and Miss Lee was absolutely made before I ever went out with Miss Mayfair and was intended to compliment Miss Lee." (Other picture on page 1) Killed by Scalpel Monticello, N. Feb. 11 (U.R). Dr. Joseph Altwer, 73, a bachelor, 1 Arden New York City, was found dead today in a boarding house.

His jugular vein was severed by a scalpel from his pocket emergency surgical kit. lie WonH Let COURT SEEKS REUNION OF FRANKEL, SON Eleven year old Howard Frankel, the recalcitrant runaway who refused to live with Howard Frankel Another week with his uncle. his mother, was ordered yesterday to stay another week in the temporary custody of his elderly uncle, whose sympathetic understanding has made Howard a changed boy. The order was issued by Justice Herbert A. O'Brien in Brooklyn Children's Court pending an effort to persuade the New Jersey courts to relent in an order forbidding the boy to see his father, Julius Frankel, of Linden, N.

J. Justice O'Brien explained that Advisory Master in Chancery Dougal Herr, who decreed that the youngster should be taken from the father and placed in custody of his Mrs. Rose Frankel, will return from a cruise on Tuesday. At that time, O'Brien said, he would ask Herr's permission for the elder Frankel to attend a hearing in Brooklyn next Friday. from former Children's Court Justice Peter P.

Hanson, the youngster's impartial guardian, indicated yesterday that Howard's nervous condition and general health had improved since he became the ward of his uncle, Henry A. Cooper, 3209 Fulton St, Brooklyn, Feb. 4. Mrs. Frank Strouse She tried to eavm her daughter.

across the ocean. You can jump to the Panama Canal. The things you do seem to be right. The weakling feels he can right a prize fighter," effects which supposedly lured Bunny Sohl into committing the $2.10 murder. Mrs.

Strouse, a smartly-garbed blonde matron, told the jury how she bad tried to break off Ethel association with the Owens girl. She went to the Owens' slum home at 12:30 A. M. one morning, but failed to persuade her daughter to leave. So, on Dec.

8, she and her husband went to ask aid of Cocozza, who had helped them when the girl was sent to the House of. Detention. Judge Brennan leaped to Co-cozza's defense. "I'm not going to have a false inference created before this jury that Capt. Cocozza was remiss in his duty," thundered the court.

"He was under no legal obligation. But Mrs. Strouse finally was allowed to tell her story. "We went to Mr. Cocozza and I told him, 'Ethel's acting very crazy.

Can't you do something about it-have her examined, maybe and possibly put her Cocozza said he would take action, but, Mrs. Strouse added, "evidently" he forgot. She said that when police quizzed her after Ethel's arrest for murder, she had demanded that mention of her visit be inserted in her statement, but had been told that Cocozza "didn't think it would be good material to put in the report." The trial will continue today. Heir's 1st andld Marries Another JSiv-rialto TUeXcf Reno, Nev Feb. 11.

Mrs. Marion Ticknor Cluett, who divorced George B. Cluett 2d, shirt and collar heir, two years ago and. then reconsidered, divorced him" again today and then quickly steps to preclude any probability of a third marriage to him. She motored to the home of her attorney and became the bride of CadwaiSader W.

Kelsey, widower and farm machinery executive, of Troy, N. Y. Her second divorce, like her first from Cluett, was obtained on charges of cruelty. see rst Htnim -F tUs-k mh4- knTn been, and Hoffman reluctantly ad' mitted yesterday that "she has rung the curtain down." Meanwhile, Mary Lee gorged her heart with a letter from Hoffman which said, among other things, "It is you I love, my exalted one. Hoffman, young scion of the ginger ale and root beer family, taiKea lor the hrst time about the ups and downs of his romance.

He confessed that things had come to a pretty pass. Accuses Impostors. Referring to reports published in the West that he was getting a divorce, Hoffman said: "Impostors have posed as me and used my name. I am not mar ried and I have never been to Reno, but all this stuff has been just too much for Miss Mayfair. She has rung the curtain down and dis appeared.

I guess I'm out." Hoffman had little to say about aiiss Lee, like Mitzi a dancer But Mary, among whose forbears were Osage tribesmen, was san gume. She kicked up her heels in her room at the Hotel Belvedere and remarked: "I know -Albert thinks the world of Mitzi, but if we are to compare wnat he thinks ot both of us let use his own words froni a letter he wrote me. Quotes Love Letter. Mary fetched the missive and quoted: "Answering your inquiry about Mitzi Mayfair, she is very, very lovely, very lovable, admirable, angelic, adorable, cherubic, but not to be compared with you. "It is you I love, my exalted one.

You are the better dancer not just as as you say but that hasn't anything to do with my love." Mary rested her case with that evidence. She has known Hoffman, whom Mitzi described her "big blonde brute," for nine years, ever since she danced at the Everglades Club in 1929. Hoffman, she said, even quoted Kipling and Schopenhauer to prove his love for her. "xor a while, she added, "AI- i f( It i itews foo Genevieve (Chippy) Owens is held fast in the iron grip of Under Sheriff Joseph Giuliano as she arrives at court..

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