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14 Whole No. 23,102 "Member ASSOCIATED PRESS A UR SD A Y. MO MI MARCH 16,1933 Member M. I. A.

SERVIC 3 Cents a Copy, i 'I TODAY By ARTHUR BRISBANE Things Happen. Small Beer Is Here. Why Must We Sit In? Ask Dr. Klein. (Copyright, 1933); ONE "thousand more banks and the Stock Exchange are open.

The house passed the beer bill In accordance with President Roosevelt's brief urgent message, without delay and by a vote of 316 to 97, Speaker Ralney asking to be recorded as voting "Aye." The senate will pass the bill before the end of this week and you may be drinking legal beer by the first of April. Each state will decide for itself whether beer may be sold within its borders, and how, if at all, the beer may be sold. TTncle Sam may say with Falstaff's "Prince Hal," "Doth it not Show vilely in me to desire small beer?" But Uncle Sam has an excuse. He wants beer to balance his budget. What our "best financial minds" ha ve not been able to do, the humble, industrious beer drinker is expected to accomplish.

It will be very small beer, only 3.2 percent alcohol. But, "small favors thankfully received," by the thirsty, tired of bootleg poison and "home brew" trash. With 1,000 more banks reopening. the dollar is strong in Europe, not that that makes much difference. us.

i State banks are expected to start branches under the existing laws, and perhaps that is not very good news. A country that has had banks "popping like champagne corks in the old days." thousands and thousands of them, should be cautious about starting new banks. Before anything is started somebody should find out how it is that in many European countries no bank his ever failed, and how it happens that while more than 5.000 banks have failed in the United States, only two have failed in Canada, and that without loss of a dollar to any Canadian. THE futile League of Nations, snubbed by Japan in connection with the Chinese matter, still "fusses around," and you learn, to your surprise probably, that "the United will sit in" and discuss Par Eastern matters with the league. It is stipulated that this country will "not allow the league to bind the United States as regards Chinese matters." But why should the United States meddle in Asia at all? Have we not enough to attend to here? We certainly don't intend to spend men or money in the Far East, or meddle with Japan's proceedings there.

Why should "sit in?" IP Income tax puzzles you, read the "1933 Cumulative Supplement to Federal Income Taxation," Just published by John' Wiley ft Sons In New York. It is written by Joseph J. Klein, who is a doctor of philosophy. of taxation in the College of the City of New York, and, more important, the best informed man in the country on income tax. 1 All that you want to know about taxation, and much more, you.

will find in Dr. Klein's book. Common sense Americans, In and out of government, will be interested In Dr. Klein's statement that increasing taxation does not necessarily mean greater revenue. On the contrary, it demonstrates the soundness of "The Law of Diminishing Returns." DR.

KLEIN points out that American Industrial enterprises and Jayrolls have been based on a will ngness to "take risks." When the government arranges to take for itself fifty five percent of anything that an enterprising man may earn, the inclination to "take diminishes. When President Roosevelt has finished with other matters now pressing on him. he will, doubtless, look Into the advisability of taking more than half of what a man earns. If he earns anything, at a time when enterprise and willingness to "take a risk" are essential to recovery. Europe is not thinking much about us.

however, our banks, beer, dollars, or how we feel. Just at present Europe has a real war scare, which approaches hysteria in England. Every member of the British cab (Turn to Pate Sixteen) BEVERLY HILLS, March 15. My bank opened today, Intend of being there to draw my llllle dab out, I didn't even go to town. Show you I heard Roosevelt on the radio.

Banker should have over their desks this motln, "God bin Roosevelt, God bless radio" and then, 9. God bless Interest." Bnt I am telling you that Roosevelt should rome ahead of Interest. And all In the world It took to do these things was to forget about war debts, disarmament, China's plight, Germany's plirht and lust concentrate one week on "America's plight." America, can carry herself and get along la pretty fair ahape, but when ha stops and picks up the whole world and puts It on heri shoulders, the just can't "get It Yours, Clfll MKa(kl lnleu. Is. ECONOMY BILL PASSES SENATE BY 63 13 VOTE Sharply Trims Down Veterans'' Pensions and Civil Pays FEW AMENDMENTS Measure Grants Extra ordinary Powers to Roosevelt WASHINGTON, March 15 'w After three days and two nights of furious debate, the senate tonight gave overwhelming approval of the bill granting President 'Roosevelt Here's What Economy Bill Will Permit WASHINGTON, March 15 (IP) In brief, here is what the emergency economy bill does: President Roosevelt sweeping authority to, readjust the amount of benefits received by veterans.

Empowers the Chief Exeutive to lower the compensation of government employes in conformity to the ratio by which the cost of living has dropped since 1928. Monthly pensions for1 disability shall range from $6 to 1275 a month and for death from $12 to $75. A new survey will be made of grants to veterans of the Spanish American war and wars since to determine whether they should be continued. The salary rut applies among others to military personnel, the vice president, speaker, senators and representatives. power to reduce veterans' beneflt and federal, pay to the extent of half a billion dollars.

The vote 62 to 13 sent the bill back to the house for action on a host of senate amendments. Most of them were unimportant and none would curtail sharply the sweeping economies proposed to cut down the big federal deficit. If the changes made are acceptable to Mr. Roosevelt, the house will coh cur. If not, the measure must go to conference.

Even in that event, however, party leaders were confident the bill would be in the Chief Executive's hands by tomorrow night. The house passed the bill last Sat urday by 266 to 138. Chairman Harrison of the senate finance committee, who steered the measure through the senate, predicted no trouble in getting an agreement with the house over the changes, even though It might go to con ference. Senator Robinson, of Arkansas, the Democratic leader, estimated the senate amendments would cut the proposed savings at a maximum by $10,000,000, but this still kept the estimate of the total economies around the $300,000,000 mark. Those Opposing Bill Only four Democrats and nine Re publicans voted against the bill on the final roil call.

They are: Demo crats Long, Clark, McCarran, Mc GU1; Republican a Couzens, Dickinson, Frazier, Hatfield. Nye, fat terron, Robinson, of Indiana, and Steiwer. Paired against the bill were: (Torn to Psge Fire) HOOVER WILL START TRIP TO WEST TODAY To Go by Train Instead of Panama Canal NEW YORK. March 15 (If) After attending the funeral of an old friend, completing arrangements for the financing of three relief organizations in which he Is interested, and winding up his personal business, former President Herbert Hoover prepared tonight to leave for the West. He will start from New York by train tomorrow afternoon, spend Friday night in Chicago with a friend, and leave the mid west rtfy on Saturday for his home in California.

His original plan to go by boat via the Panama Canal has been abandoned. SHAMOKIN WOMAN SAVED FROM CHAIR HARRISBURO, March IS VP) Mrs. Mary Stanktewlci of Shamokln today was saved from the electric chair for the hammer slaying of her husband. Acting on recommendation of the state pardon board, Governor Pin, chot commuted the middle aged housewife's sentence of death to life Imprisonment for her participation in the crime. The attorneys based their plea on the difference between the sentence lmposd on Mrs.

Stariklewlcs ind that given her Invalid stepson, Clem Kle eelsrkl who was sentenced from 10 to 30 yetn for hu participation in the crime. Cenf Shodts Wdds at Colleague I Iplllllliilllllllpf It 7 i Senator Connally WASHINGTON, March 15 (P) As Senator Logan of' Kentucky looks at it, a fellowhas to occupy his time on the senate floor some way, so he chooses to practice up his target eye with paper wads and a rubber band. The neck of Senator Tom Con nallly who sits a few feet in front of his Kentucky party colleague, bears mute evidence of the accuracy of the aim, Connally avows. SEEK LIGHT RATE CUT FOR JOBLESS Unemployment Relief Board Will Ask Mcco to Make Reduction Seeking to reduce the electricity bills which it pays for the unemployed, the Unemployment Relief board will ask the Metropolitan Edi son for a conference to discuss bulk payment of such bills and a lower ra te. Xv The decision to try to find some way of reducing electricity bills was made yesterday after the board first decided not to pay them and later, after a protest had been lodged by the Taxpeyars' Protective league, rescinded its order.

Learue Lodges Protest Sixty members of the league, headed by Lincoln Stelgerwalt, Erich Kruss, George Moore and Irvin Weber, called upon the board at its meeting in Judge Schaeffer's chambers yesterday afternoon, about an hour after it learned of the decision not to pay electricity charges against the Jobless. The arrangement by which the board will pay such bills Is tentative, pending the outcome of negotiations with the Meco. To March On Capital At a special meeting yesterday at the Labor Lyceum, the league also decided to march upon Harrlsburg with unemployment relief demands in April. It will be joined by the United Workers' Council, composed of union workers, jobless, and former service men. The council will call a state conference of labor and the unemployed at the capital April 2, and the march expected io take place a day or two later, while the state conference is in session.

About 3,000 members of the Taxpayers' Protective league, plus many hundreds more from other organizations, are expected to participate in the march, according to officials of the league. League units in Shamokln and Lebanon are expected to send delegates. Demands On Legislature Among the demands to be made upon the legislature, which have not yet been specifically formulated, are requests for old age pensions, unemployment Insurance, minimum wages, cash payment of relief, and additional relief appropriations. Branch league meetings were held last night at Lebanon, Topton, and Kenhorst. The ledgue yesterday Issued, the following statement concerning a meeting it will hold Friday at city hall, when Charles Sands.

lormer city employe under the Socialist ad ministration, will sneak: Te Lecture On Conditions "At every public meeting of the Taxpayers Protective league we have had speakers address them on the (Tarn te Pat Two)' i jy Senator Logan "But it didn't bother me any, so I didn't say anything to him except laugh with him," Connally subsequently told newspapermen. Asked about the firing, Logan chuckled and observed: "Well, a fellow has to pass the 1 time away some way. "Tom's head is in my way, too. I can't see around It. I thought maybe I could chisel It down a little so I could see what was going on." MAY VOTE AGAIN ONSUNDAYSPORT McClure to Ask State Senate to Reconsider Blue Law Upholder HARRISBURO, March 15 IF) Re consideration by the state senate of the Schwartz Bunday sports bill is to be proposed next Monday by Sen.

John J. McClure, Delaware, organ! ration Republican leader. McClure. Who voteofVoalnst the bill llait Tuesday, said he will be prepared to offer amendments to the measure If a majority of the senators vote for reconsideration. Would Require Referenda The proposed amendments by McClure would require two simultaneous referenda at the November municipal election to determine whether Sunday baseball and football shall be legalized.

One referendum would be on a state wide basis to determine whether a majority of the voters favor a change in the Sabbath observance laws. The other would be, a municipal referendum to determine whether that community will license Sunday sports. If the state wide vote Is for Sunday sports the statejaw would be changed. If it is against Sunday sports there would be no change in the jgw. The municipality votes for Sunday sports, the council would have to adopt an ordinance permitting such sports.

If the voters reject Sunday fports in the municipal referendum. that community would be closed for Sunday sports. If the state iote rejects Sunday ports and the community votes for them, Sunday sports still would be Illegal. This would not legalise Sunday baseball for the 1933 season. The Schwartz bill was defeated by the senate, Tuesday, by a vote of 26 to 24.

To reconsider any measure passed or defeated by a branch of the legislature, a motion for reconsideration be made by a member who voted with the majority. As McClure voted "no" on the bill he is eligible to move for reconsideration. EINSTEIN WILL NOT REENTER GERMANY NEW YORK. March 15 VP) Prof. Albert Einstein announced himself as a voluntary exile for the present from Germany when he arrived here today from California.

His announcement was made In a note answering a written question of newspapermen. How long he will remain out of Germany Einstein's message said he does not know. But he "will not put foot on German soil so long as conditions in Germany are as at present." He sails Saturday for Antwerp, there intending to decide his future course. MRS. ROOSEVELT SHOOES OFF POLICE Just Won't Stand for Being Guarded, She Says NEW YORK, March 15 lD Mrs.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, back in New York for a vlait of leu than 46 hours, shooed away the police detailed to guard her today, walked down Fifth avenue, bought, a tea strainer for the White House, lunched at the Women's Trade Union leagud and attended a wedding, wearing her inaugural gown. Her encounter with the police occurred as she drove up on the qp pnelte aide of the street from the Women's Trade Unton league, on lower Lexington avenue. She arrived In a taxicab. Four policemen were lined up la front of the league.

atorKeptBu8y "What are you doing here?" she demanded of one of the policemen. "We've been detailed to guard you, ma'am," he replied meekly. "I don't want any guard," Mrs. Roosevelt replied firmly. "I dont need any guard.

Nobody is going to harm me. I want you to go away." "We can't." the policeman replied. "The captain sent us. We've got to stay. They've sent police details to every place where you're going today." "What can I do to get rid of you, please?" said Mrs.

Roosevelt. "You might tend for the cap i RECORD UPSMG GREETS OPENING ON WALL STREET Statistics for Many Years Shows No Parallel for Upsurge WET STOCKS BOOMED Bonds Also Rise Sharply; Commodity Markets Will Open Today NEW YORK. March 15 (IP) One of the most brilliant recoveries in security prices in the history of the New York Stock Exchange today attested the sweeping restoration pf financial confidence which has swept the country with the reopening of thousands of sound banks. Shares surged up $2 to $16 in scores of favorite issues, and as measured by price averages, the percentage grain over the final level of March 3, when the market closed for Its first important shutdown In 19 years, was more than It percent, a single day's upsurge for which records of many years show no parallel. The advance in bonds was Just as striking.

Many issues were swept up $10 to more than $50 per bond of $1,000 par value, and even several of the United States government issues, which normally move so narrowly that changes are reckoned in 32nds of a point, shot up as much as iiu to $30 per $1,000 bond. The stanaara Statistics price average ox oo domestic corporate issues, tabulated since 1926, registreed the sharpest advance In its history. The eeneral level of shares re rained all of the sharo losses' of February, and setting back ta the best level since January 31. Bonds, as measured by the average of 60 issues, recovered the severe losses or the five davs before the national bankinsr holldav was declared, when these issues. were severely depressed by banking pressure to convert re sources Into cash.

Open Commodities Today The big commodity markets such as the Chicago grain pit and the New York and New Orleans cotton ex changes were, not slated to open until tomorrow, but staples In other markets joined the swift ascent of secu rities. Silver futures In national metal exchange jumped about a cent an ounce, the March delivery closing at 28 'a cents. While there was little trading in copper, future quotations were boosted 8 10s of a cent a pound Raw hide futures gained about a cent a pound, and smaller advances were registered in such staples as raw silk, sugar, coffee, cocoa, and crude rubber. Speculative interest in commodities was as keen in securities, and many of the more smartly advancing shares were tho.se calculated to ben eflt from better prices for raw staples for instance sugars, coppers, farm Implements and shares of mall order companies. The opening xf the Chi cago Grain Pit and the New York Cotton Exchange tomorrow was awaited with keen interest, in view of advances in foreign markets and in domestic dealings for immediate de livery in those staples since tlie mar keLs rimed.

While the pronounced strength of bonds scarcely bespoke incipient inflation, for the je fleet of inflation upon the fixed income securities is academically regarded as adverse, brokers reported that the speculative public was undeniably Imbued with the idea of rising staple prices, either through inflation, or a lifting or pressure by the restoration of finan cial and the banishing of panic psychology. Wet Stocks Advance The American dollar dipped rather sharply in relation to other leading currencies in the early dealings, but soon strengthened, the pound sterling, after rising 2 Cents to $3.47 fell back to $3.45 (Turn to Pas Sii) MRS. WALKER DENIES ANY SETTLEMENT MIAMI. March 15. Mrs.

Janet Allen Walker, estranged wife of former Mayor James J. Walker, of New York, today emphatically denied a report her husband, whom she is suing for divorce on a charge of desertion, has settled $100,000 on her. "There ha been no settlement, nor any discussion of such," Mrs. Walker declared. tain," the policeman suggested after a moment's thought.

Mrs. Roosevelt passed on Into the club and right upstairs to a telephone. Indirectly she got in touch with Commissioner Edward P. Mul rooney. A few minutes later a police captain appeared.

"They told me to send 10, but I only sent four because I knew you wouldn't like It," he said soothingly. "Well, please take them away." Mrs. Roosevelt smiled. don't need them." 12 MORE BANKS IN RURAL BERKS RESUME TRADE Two State and 10 National Institutions Get Permits 7 GORDON OPTIMISTIC Expects All in State to Open by Saturday, Some Under Restrictions Twelve more banks in rural Berks yesterday were given permission to fopen their doors for the resumption of normal business. Two were state banks, the rest national.

The 12 bring the total number of banks operating on an unrestricted basis in city and county to 19. The list: Farmers National Rank and Trust company, Boyertown. National Bank and Trust Company of Boyertown, Boyertown. 1 First National, Bally. First National, Bernville.

First National, Shoemakers vllle. Wernersville National Bank and Trust company, Wernersville. National Bank of Topton, Top ton. Kutxtown National bank, Kuts town. First National bank, Lees port First National bank Oley.

Trust company, Wyo missing. Temple State bank," Temple. There are now 19 out of 29 city and county banks operating without any restrictions except those on gold and hoarding. In addition, the Pennsylvania Trust company and the Farmers National Bank and Trust company, Reading, are operating under the Sordoni act, permitting limited withdrawals. Shillington, Mohnton Bank' The Shillington Bank and Mohnton Trust company also announced last night that directors had decided they should re open under the state Sar doni act, permitting the deposit of Hew accounts and the limitation upon withdrawals from accounts as of March 4.

The five rural banks which opened yesterday were: Hamburg Hamburg Savings and Trust company. Kutttown Fanners Bank and Trust company. ML Penn Mt. Penn Trust company. Robesonia Rohesonia State Bank and Trust company.

Womelsdorf Womelsdorf Bank and Trust company. The directors of the Shillington Bank and Mohnton Trust company issued the following statement: "The Shillington Bank and Mohnton Trust company, announces a statement issued by the President, George H. Leininger, that the two banks will operate under the Sardonl act, starting March 16, 1933. "The board of directors of the Shillington Bank 'and the Mohnton Trust company at a meeting held on March 15, 1933, decided 'to take advantage of the Sardonl act passed by the Pennsylvania legislature. Under this act, restrictions are imposed upon withdrawals of deposits and the companies will continue as provided by that act.

The companies will continue to receive deposits which will be segregated from prior accounts and held as trust funds subject to withdrawals in full at any' time by check without notice. "Full restrictions are thus placed on all checking and saving accounts as of March 4, 1933. Money deposited since then subject to no limitations. "The board of directors announced that business continues on a restricted basis pending further word from the secretary of banking at Harrlsburg, Pa." EXPECT ALL STATE BANKS TO BE OPENED SOON HARRISBURO, March 15 (IP) Tired but smiling after a week of intensive work and sleepless nights, Dr. William D.

Gordon, secretary cf banking, closed his desk tonight, predicting all state supervised banks will be oien by the end of the week. Of the 423 state banks, 348 were open on a full basis today, and 13 were operating with deposit restric tion under the Sordoni act. The remaining 62. Dr. Gordon said, will be opened with restriction by Saturday, Of these, 20 are in cities which have clearing houses and 42 are In other cities outside of Phi a delphla.

KEEP ROOSEVELT IN NAVAL POST March 15 VP) The tradition of a Roosevelt as assistant secretary of the navy was continued today with President Roose velt naming Henry Latrobe Roosevelt, a sixth cousin, to this post. It was said at the White House that the President had left the selection of an assistant secretary to Secretary Swanson and that when he proposed another Roosevelt It rime is a surprise to the Chief Executive. The President Immediately accepted the suggestion. Indian Chief Guilty lit manslaugl 'iter; May Get 6 12 Years Aguinaldo to Make First Visit to U. MANILA, March 15 (IP) Etnillo Aguinaldo announced today he will make his first visit to the United States, against which he led the Filipino Insurrection more than 39 years ago, as a member of the new Philippine Independence mission.

The mission will be headed by Manuel Quezon, outstanding political figure of the island and president of the senate. Quezon sails Saturday with Rep. Francisco Varona and Carlon P. Romulo, newspaper editor. Aguinaldo and others plan to depart in early April.

All will converge on Washington in hopes of obtaining better terms for a grant of 1 Philippine independence. STATE OUTLINES Reading Lawyer Accused of $129,000 Mortgage Bond Fraud Ralph H. Mengel went to trial late yesterday afternoon before Judge Forrest R. Shanaman on two charges, one of larceny of collateral mortgage bonds, and the other of fraudulent conversion of bonds amounting to $129,000, alleged to have, been the property of the New Home Savings and Loan association, according to Emanuel Weiss, assistant district at' torney, who had Just finished his opening address to the jury when court was adjourned until 9.30 this morning. In the original action, started June 3.

1932, Mengel and his brother, the late J. Hain Mengel, who com mitted suicide on June 7. 1932, were charged jointly. The information was sworn to by John L. Riioads.

sec retary of the New Home Savings and The larceny and fraudulent con version of the mortgages is alleged to have taken place in a period between February, 1928, and October, 1929. Strong Array of Talent Mengel, who has previously had trial of the case postponed on ac count of illness and is free on bail. appeared in court yesterday. He will be defended by a strong array of legal talent, including a former Berks Judge and district attorney, John B. Stevens and Oliver M.

Wolff, respectively. Paul H. Price is also attorney for the defense. Stevens replaced Wilson H. Rothermel, who appeared for Mengel at the alder manic hearing.

Assistant District, Attorney Weiss is being assisted by John O. Rothermel, solicitor for the savings aud loan association. One of the principal witnesses against Mengel at a bearing last June before Alderman Oliver J. Wolff was R. Harry kauffman.

assistant treasurer of the savings and loan association. At that time he asserted that he had seen the late J. Hain Mengel take papers out of the safe and carry them into the office of his brother Ralph. After that, Kauffman testified, the mort gages were missing. Told of Hearing Conversation Kauffman also told of listening at the door of Ralph Mengel's office, and asserted that he heard Ralph tell his brother that he would take care of everything and that J.

Hain should not worry. Testimony at the hearing before Alderman Wolff developed that vari ous persons other than the Mengels had access to the safe. Ralph Mengel is an attorney and was counsel for the saving and loan association, and, with his brother, conducted a realty business for many years. STATE EMPLOYMENT SHOWS AN INCREASE PHILADELPHIA. March 13 iJPh Factory employment in Pennsylvania Increased two percent while wage payments and working time rose three peroent from January to February, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank reported today.

Increases in employment, payrolls and employe hours actually worked in February as compared with January were somewhat larger than usually," the bank stated. Last year at the aame time em ployment registered only a slight gain, while wage payment ana worung time declined." SENATE REFUSES TO CUT MILEAGE WASHINOTONi March 15 TV The senate today refused to reduce the mileage allowance for members of congress from 15 to five rents. It de feated. 42 to 35, an amendment to the economy bill to bring about this reduction offered by Senator Borah (IL, Ma), IENGEL CHARGES Running Wolf Weeps and Prays as He Awaits Jury's Decision OUT FOR 41 HOURS Not Expected That New Trial Will Be Sought For Slayer Dry eyed but shaking as with the ague, Chief Running Wolf last night heard a jury convict him of the voluntary manslaughter of his wife, Etta Hunt For four hours and a half the jury, deliberated his fate, while the Mescalero Indian whom the state wanted to send to the electric jrhair alternately wept and prayed the prayers of a man In the shadow of another Golgatha, "Our father who art in heaven he Intoned aloud while a few feet away his keepers, bored with the long wait for the verdict, played pinochle and only occasionally spied upon the kneeling, stooped figure to see that he was not trying to destroy himself. Though it is likely that Wolf, who has adopted also the name Carl William Taylor, will be sentenced by the court en banc Saturday morning, that point had not been definitely settled last night.

It was not considered likely, however, that Wolf's attorneys, would seek a new trial. The' Indian was represented by M. Bernard Hoffman, who tried the case, and made the final argument to the Jury, and Martin L. Long, who mRde the opening address to the Jury Ind helped prepare the case for trial Voluntary manslaughter carries with It a Jail sentence of from six to 12 years. 100 In Court To Hear About 100 men and women, some of them pierely curious and some friends and relatives of the lawyers in the case, sat through the long hours while the Jury debated its views of the evidence and reached a decision.

Though the atmosphere was tense as the Jury filed in and the black robed Judge took his place on the bench, there was no confusion when the verdict was announced. Immediately, however, Hoffman stepped across the front of the courtroom to shake hands with District Attorney John P. Wanner, who tried the case for the state, and In the minutes that followed there was much hand shaking among the principals who have held the limelight for three days. Hands Folded In Prayer Through it all the chief sat with stooped shoulders and bowed head. his hands folded in prayer before him.

Only when the clerk chanted the murder trial ritual and said, "PrLsoner, look upon the Jury," did Wolf raise his head and look squarely at the inscrutable faces which gave no clue to his fate. Tlie Jury was given the case at 5:10 p. m. and filed back Into the courtroom at 9:50 p. m.

A tlustaff followed upon the lieels of the last Juror, bearing tho evidence gun. bloody dress, bullets. The Chief, wearing a bright red shirt with huRe white polka dots, and his inevitable vest beaded with Iks head designs, tottered in next, supporting himself on the railings and jury box. Sheriff Schlapplg was next to him. Judge Schaeffer.

already on the bench, waited a few minutes. Long was beside his and District Attorney Wanner and County Detec tive Marks were at the Common wealth's table. Hoffman long before had slipped out. saying he was going to a motion picture show. He came In presently, and Deputy Clerk of.

Quarter Sessions Jacob Quinter started reading the rubric which is a relic of the English com 0190 law. Hoffman Thanks Jury When it was over, Hoffman begged the Indulgence of the court to express his thanks to the Jury. Schaeffer excused the Jury from duty Thursday morning because of its long shift last night. The trial which has attracted more attention than any in years was history. The star witness yesterday was General Pelham D.

Olassford, for mer chief of police in Washington, D. C. He knew Wolf when the Indian was with the Bonus Army, and told the jury the Mescalero had an "excellent reputstion." He knew him very intimately, Olassford said. Opens New Line to Him Wanner asked the towering, lean general whether Wolf had been known as Anacostla an 'a "lar.y Indian." Hoffman seized upon the question to open up a line of questioning which, until Wanner opened it, had been closed tight to htm. Under Hoffman's questioning, Olassford told how Wolf had brought food into the camp, had hustled around and solicited free milk for the children and babies In the csmp, and had organised the "Lost Battalion." a group of nondescripts without lead ership, and led them out of Wash ington when trouble seemed to imminent.

"Did he cause any trouble?" Hoffman asked. "Quite the opposite." said Olasa (Turu te Page Two) i 1 4.

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