Warren Times Mirror from Warren, Pennsylvania on September 21, 1934 · Page 1
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Warren, Pennsylvania
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Friday, September 21, 1934
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THE WEATHER Fair tonight, slightly warmer in extreme east portion; Saturday partly cloudy, possibly showcj-s and cooler near Lake Erie. Warren temp.—high 73; low 59, WARREN TIMES-MIRROR THE ONLY PATER IN »lANY HOMES—THE ONE PAPER IN MOST HO»£ES GOOD EVENING While the police are trying on their new halos it may be well to remember that the Lindbergh would still be a mystery except for a quick-witted garage man. VOLUME THIRTY-FIVE WARREN, PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 193 4 PRICE THREE CENTS KIDNAP SUSPECT HELD WITHOUT BAIL PRESIDENT UR6ES IMMEDIATE END OF STRIKE QUESTIONING REVEALS HE LIVED 2 MONTHS NEAR MORROW HOME Stolid German, Bruno Hauptmann, Examined In Police Line-up This Morning and Held Without Dail Until Monday; New Jersey Asks Extradition on Murder Charge; Has Plausible Alibi WAS PUNNÍNG TO RETURN TO GERMANY New York, Sept. 21.—A stolid, mild-mannered German, who fidgeted during extensive questioning in the police lineup, displayed no emotion today when a magistrate held him without bail on a charge of receiving $50,000 paid by Col. Charles A, Lind- Dergh two years ago in a futile attempt to ransom his kidnaped son. The German, Bruno Richard Hauptmann, 35, looked at the floor of the Bronx courtroom during his arraignment on a formal charge of extortion. He said nothing except to consent to detention until Monday. This consent was necessary because the legal limit for holding a prisoner under a short affidavit is 48 hours. Meanwhile, New Jersey, where the Lindbergh baby was kidnaped and slain, moved to obtain custody of the prisoner on a charge of homicide. An extradition warrant charging that crime was signed by Governor A. Harry Moore aa the first step in an attempt to have Hauptmann taken there. A conference w'as slated this afternoon to determine additional action. This move gave emphasis to a .statement by Assistant Chief Inspector John J. Sullivan in the police lineup. Sullivan told the assembled detectives ‘Ve have a perfect extortion case,” and said there was no doubt in his mind that “he will have to answer a more serious charge.” Dispatches from Germany, where Hauptmann was born in the tow'n of Kamenz, disclosed that the arrest of the alleged extortionist Wednesday w^as opportunely timed as Hauptmann apparently v'as (Turn to Page Thirteen) LINDBERGH MAY BE FLYING EAST Los Angeles, Sept. 21—(/P) — Colonel and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh are reported today preparing to fly back to New York w^here Bruno Hauptmann Is held in connection with the kidnaping and death of their first son. The flying Lindberghs themselves are in seclusion. Secrecy which has surrounded their movements since they flew into Los Angeles Monday at the end of a leisurely cross-counti’y flight, w'as redoubled even before news of Hauptmann’s arrest reached here. It was said they knew in advance that an arrest was expected. Even officials of the airline with w’hich the Cobonel is connected, and Mrs. Lindbergh’s sister, Mrs. Aubrey Morgan of Pasadena, denied knowledge of the couple’s whereabouts and rumors that they had been in touch with the Lind­ berghs. A variety of messages for the couple which poured in from all parts of the world following Hauptmann’s arrest, remained un­ received and unansw’ered. FORMER BANK HEAD CONFESSES FRAUD Erie, Sept. 21,—C.T’i—After pleading guilty to embezzlement of .S50,000 from the closed Jefferson County National Bank of Brookville, L. D. Shannon, former president, faces three years imprisonment in the federal penitentiary at Lewisburg. Shannon, a Democratic candidate for state treasurer in 1932, was sentenced yesterday. AS IN NAZILAND Berlin, Sept. 21—(^)—The German public learned from the front pages of metropolitan dailies today that a suspect in the Lindbergh kidnap­ ing case had been arrested in New York, but no paper carried his name or the fact that he is a German. Morning newspapers said the name was being withheld by American authorities. When told by the Associated Press that Hauptmann formerly lived in Germany police and other officials expressed the greatest interest and pressed for more details. GAS STATION BOY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR KIDNAP LEAD Curiosity Aroused By Gold Certificate, Station Attendant Notes Hauptmann License Number, Reports to Police CHECK SERIAL NUMBER New York, Sept. 21.—(^)—The importance of figures in the Lind- bei'gh case was emphasized in the events that led to the arrest of Bruno Hauptmann, suspected receiver of the ransom money. He tendered a $10 gold certificate to a gas station attendant in payment for gasoline. The rarity of gold certificates since the bills w^ere called in by President Roosevelt several months ago aroused the attendant’s interest. He jotted the man’s automobile license numbers down on the bill. The actual lead to Hauptmann’s arrest was given by Johnny Lyons and Walter Lyle, gas station attendants. The Hauptmann sedan drove up several days ago and Hauptmann asked for “five gallons of ethyl.” 70 pay the 98-cent bill Hauptmann dug a gold certificate from his pocket. Lyle, who took the money, commented on the rarity of gold notes. “Yes,” Hauptmann replied. “I’ve only got about a hundred of them left myself.” Stalling for time, Lyle sought to engage the man in conversation. Hauptmann, however, asked curtly for his change. As he drove aw’ay, Lyle scribbled the sedan’s license plate number across the face of the bill. The certificate’s serial number was checked against the list of bills that made up the ransom payment. Thus it W’as was found that (Turn to Pagu Thirteen) Handcuffs Click on Suspect STATE ONIONS TO VOTE DEMOCRAT Harrisburg, Sept. 21.— (<T)—The political policy committee of the Pennsylvania Federation of Labor, finding the Democratic state platform and candidates endorse the national recovery program, recommends trade unionists support that party in the November election. “The organized labor movement of this country has declared for the New Deal,” said the report, announced yesterday at the office of John Phillips, president of the state federation. “The Democratic party candidates in this state stand for the New Deal. “The Republican leadership, through National Chairman Fletcher, has declared against the New Deal. “We, therefore, urge upon our people favorable consideration of the Democratic candidates running on the Democratic platform as the candidates entitled to the .support ; of the trade unionists of this state, ; in keeping with the policies of the American Federation of Labor.” Held under a technical charge of having received part of the $50,000 Lindbergh ransom money paid in 1932, Bernard Richard Hauptmann, handcuffed, here is pictured in a New York City police station after his arrest. KIDNAP SUSPECTiBEDFORD MAN HAS PECDLIAR ACQUITTED OF TEMPERAMENTlMURDER CHARGE I ’ i Hauptmann Typical Stolid Marshall Steele, Accused of Teuton; Neighbors Con-^ Shooting Son’s Fiancee, fess Not Understandingi Is Freed; Sons and Him; Tell Of His Only! Daughters Testify Passion, Hunting Against Him BOASTED OF “STOCKS” REMAINS SILENT MAKER QUIZZED MRS. PINCHDT IN PICKET LINE IN PHILAJIELPHIA Truckloads of Strikers Barred From Mill Zone, Governor's Wife Gets Police Permission to Lead Them In Parade; Phoned Police Superintendent MILL OWN e F ironic TYPHOON«*;« KILLS 867 ODD *SITUATION READY TO IN JAPAN Pinchot Taking Stump For ‘‘Entire Republican Ticket" Would Mean In- dorsement of Senator COMPLY Philadelphia. Sept. 21—(*4’) — Striking textiie workers cheered Mrs. Cornelia Bryce Pinchot, W'ife of Pennsylvania’s governor, today as she joined them in a march around one of Philadelphia’s mills. Mrs. Pinchot promised w'orkers at a rally last night that she would go “where I am needed most,” and where police are concentrated against the pickets. Dressed in a blue coat suit, blue hat, and red slippers, Mrs. Pinchot appeared at the Continental Mills, Inc., the plant headed by Cofonel Millard Brown, president of the Philadelphia Textile Manufacturers Association. She found 40 pickets on duty, with police approval, w'hile several truckloads of strikers were being held back, unable to get through police lines. Straightaway she went to the nearest pay telephone and called poHce Buperintendent Joseph Le Strange. The superintendent, upon her promise “there will be no disorders” gave permission for the full complement of pickets, headed by Mrs. Pinchot, to circle the mill twice. Colonel Brown, learning of Mrs. Pinchot’s presence at his mill, said: “I’m glad Mrs. Pinchot has foynd one of the many Philadelphia factories where American principles stili are maintained and w’here the right to w’ork still exists.” Worst Typhoon In a Generation Kills Hundreds, Wrecks Cities in Japan; 67 School Houses in Osaka Collapse, Killing VOTED FULL PAY 421 Children and Teach- lons 1 I iir \\r 1 Harrisburg, Sept. 21-(.l ) — ers; lldal Wave Wrecks The “relief cri.sis” special session P I p..- of the Pennsylvania legislature has vOaStai V/ltieS j passed on a wave of political discord. Outstanding/in the session which closed yesterday, was the power behind the Republican majority, which smashed frequent Democratic “revolts” to enact Governor Pinchot’s program for relief w'ith a minimum of delay. From the outset, Pinchot’s pro- Reed, Whom He Termed President Issues Personal ‘‘Messenger Boy of Mel- Appeal To End Strike On Basis of Special Mediation Board's Report; Strikers Speeding Vote To Accept Report; Arranging Manufacturer’s Conference TOKIO ESCAPES MAJOR DISASTER Bl'LLETN Tokyo, Sept. 21 —(-T)—At least 1,346 pernonH were killed and 4,203 Injured today by a typhoon which swept central and western Japan. Tokyo, Sept. 21. — (.P) — The most destructive typhoon in a generation lashed the teeming cities in the heart of Japan today, leav- REPORT SUGGESTS SPECIAL BOARDS Hyde Park, N. Y., Sept. 21- President Roosevelt today issued a personal appeal to the textile strik- posal to “borrow” the money from i ers and manufacturers to end the state funds met with Democratic opposition. The minority demanded and fought for “direct action,” textile strike immediately. His statement backed up the same proposal made laist night by urging a tax upon utilities’ profits, > the speciai board of inquiry by but to no avail. j Governor Winant of New Hamp- Confirmation of Pinchot’s five ! shire. The president’s declaration ing 867 known dead, more than public service commissioners ended | today, made public through a sec- 3,000 injured, and scores mi.3sing. Newspapers estimated that Ofi- aka City alone suffered damages of about $90,000,000. The bitterest tragedy w-as enacted in the flimsily built school- a seven years’ feud between the i retary, Marvin H. McIntyre, fol- executive and the Republican ro- ganization-controled senate, w'hich so often had refused to approve his appointees. With it came the prediction that houses of Osaka and Kyoto where pinchot will stump the state for children w'ere just beginning their {j_he entire Republican ticket. And lessons when the gale roared up; ticket is headed by Senator from the south to death-dealing fury. In Osaka, 67 schoolhouses collapsed, killing 421 pupils and David A, Reed, w’ho defeated Pinchot for the nomination for United States senator in the May pri- Iwvs: “In formally approving the report submitted to me by the board of inquiry for the cotton textile industry I want to express the very sincere hope that all employes now out on strike will return to work and that all textile manufacturers will take back employees without discrimination. At the same time I am confident that manufacturers teachers and injuring i maries; the senator the insurgent i Outside the Osaka scho^, »6 [ iaid the government in th« were killed and 617 injured Four Z Merlons" and who calid the OHIO MUNITIONS BrLLETIN Kamenz, Germany, Sept. 21 — (/p)—lx)cal residents said today that Bruno KIchard Hauptmann, arrested in New York In the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, was the town’s bad boy. Even before he was ordered to jail in 1923, he had been in frequent conflicts with the police. In those early days he always was let off, but finally a court sentenced him to prison. Hauptmann’s father is dead, but his mother is living. New York, Sept. 21 — f.T’) —Bruno Richard Hauptmann, marked by authorities as the recipient of the Lindbergh ransom money, is a man of strange moods and contrasts. A carpenter by trade, an alien and unemployed, he bears nevertheless every evidence of intelligence—a high, broad forehead, wide-set blue eyes, a long straight nose. His gray checked suit is shabby, his blue patterned tie stringy, his brown shoes run down, yet his clothes are obviousy of good quality. A t>T)ical Teutonic stolidness — sullenness, some have called it— (Turn to Page Thirteen) London, Sept. 20—On track of a bed on a boat, so headed home. Besides, these Elnglish are making life miserable for us poor Americans since we can’t even win a race where wind is involved, a thing we were preeminent in. C’an’t make ’em believe we l)oen wanting to lose that cup for forty years. What’s this about my western hoys losing a polo game? I got to get home and start brain trusting for ’em. Hold ’em cowboys. Yours, (¿1 1833 McKaught Syndicate. In*. Bedford, Sept. 21.—(A*) —Gray­ haired Marshall Steele was acquitted today of a murder charge by a jury which tried him for the .^laying of 15-year-old Emma Snyder, fiancee of his son, William. After deliberating nine hours, the jury had reached a verdict at 2:30 a. m. and then retired, leaving Us sealed decision to be opened in court this morning. Sons and daughters of Steele had testified against him during the trial. He was charged with killing the girl, fiancee of his son, William, with a rifle on the night of September 8, 1933. Steele denied the chargcs. The prosecution had charged that shells found at the spot w'herc* Miss Snyder w’as slain came from Steele’s rifle. The elderly farmer admitted this, and explained he had been shooting the day before at a hawk threatening chickens m bis barnyard. Quiet and composed, Steele’s expression did not even change when he heard the verdict. Judge James told Steele he had entered the court room an accus- (Turn to Page Thirteen) Washington, Sept. 21.~f.TM — The senate munitions committee today was told that almost every nation in the League of Nations has organized chemical and poison gas warfare units within their armies in violation of League rules of warfare. The statement was made in correspondence from Turkey to the Lake Erie Chemical Company of Cleveland. The letters said Turkey had no desire "to fall into the same situation as manchuria,’’ and had decided to build a camouflaged lethal gas plant. Evidence was presented that officials of the Lake Erie Chemical Company in January, 1933, sought to enlist aid of American Legion officials in bringing pressure to kill the arms embargo bill. In w’riting to F. C. Huber, South American agent for Lake Erie, President Goss said the mo.st pow'- erful lobby in Washington w’as that “conducted by the American Legion.” thousand buildings were destroyed. Osaka’s electric plants are out of commission; there are no street cars or newspapers. Her waterworks are damaged badly. Thousands of homes are w’ithout drinking w’ater, and reservists began hauling water in trucks. Communications are disrupted. The seas swept in with tidal w’ave proportions, flooding many lowiying areas of the coastal villages. ■The insane asylum on the outskirts of Osaka was washed away and its 60 inmates are missing. The big leper ho.spital in O.saka was destroyed and it is believed betw’een 40 and 50 of its inhabitants were drowned. Nine trains were cither derailed or overturned. Near Otsu a passenger train was overturned, killing 10 persons and injuring 165. The central meteorologi* al observatory at Tokyo reported the typhoon averaged 90 miles an hour at many points for half an hour, but the Osaka observatory reported the velocity momentarily reached 120 miles an hour. The typhoon roared northward along the coast of the sea nf Japan. Tokyo W'as spared its main force. governor “a common scold and an un.,crupulous politician.” ,«>' A cintrover-sy over how much “erc.se of a »P'nt of cooperation the assembly was to receive ,or i its seven day.,’ work developed in- ' Rowevelt tnoroughly read to a major tight and held the leg. | discu.ssed the report of the islature in session until late yes-1 special board in a conference yesterday. terday with Frances Perkins, sec- The house wanted the lawmakers retary of labor, and Governor to receive their full legal pay of W’inant. $500; the senate thought .?250 was Secretary Perkins enthusiastic- sufficient. ¡ally endorsed the principles enunc- The “compromise” provided for ! iated by the special inquiry board, the full pay, with the provision i It is believed Mr. Roosevelt Is that any legislator “may” turn ' ready to have tne special board all or part of his pay back to the serve as a committee of arbitra- commonwealth. I tion shoukl the strikers and manu- --------------- j facturers agree. George A. Sloan, the spokesman for operators, annoimced he would “confer promptly with members of the cotton textile code authority so as to determine what means they (Turn To Page Thirteen) CORLEY WINS IN MASS. PRIMARY SHIP TAKE PROBERS A RECESS G. A. R. VETERAN LEADER IS DEAD FOUR APPOINTED BY PINCHOT TO REMAIN Harrisburg, Sept. 21.— (.!’) — Mis.s Charlotte E. Carr, secretary of labor and «industry, and the three members of the state milk control board, continue in office through interim appointments by Governor Pinchot, made necessary because the senate did not act on their confirmation. The milk board members are Edward A. Stanford, of Whitemarsh; John A. Barney of W’ater- i ford, and Howard B. Steele of . Pittsburgh. SCHNADER URGES JOB INSTEAD OF RELIEF JURY CONSIDERING MAILED BOMB CASE Erie, Sept. 21 —(.T) A federal court jury today continued its deliberations in the case of John Lukas, a miner, accused of sending a bomb in the mails which exploded at Washington, D. C,, and injured two employes. Testimony in the case was completed yesterday, after government investigators said the bomb package was addressed by Lukas from Wildwood, Pa., to his wife in Czecho-Slovakia. Lukas was arrested at Wildwood on June $5. The bomb package exploded a w'eek before. It had been forw’aided to the W’ash- ington postoffice because of improper wrapping and addressing, it was testified. Boston, Sept. 21, f.T'» James M. Curley, three times mayor of Boston, original Roosevelt man in i Massachusetts and ardent cham- i pion of the New’ Deal, swept to ; victory in yesterday's state-wide i primary to become the Democratic , party’s nominee for governor. j York, Sept. 21 (.P) A last He defeated Cencral Charles H. f witnesses came be- Cole. political allv of Governor Jo- ^ mqu.ry board in- seph B. Klv. Dimocrat and out- ^HBUe fin ; spoken critiV of the .New Deal, by:cleaned up tes- a sweeping majority. timony from survivors prepara- , . ; . ^ ^ i tory to recalling the ship s officers Lieutenant Governor Ga.spar ^ ; Bacon, who, like Ely, has been vig- Pncvrf- Tr Brownsville, Sept. 21 i/Ti Dr. Louis F'. Arensberg, national i commander of thf» Grand Army of I the Republic in 1924 and 1925, died > early today at the age of 91. I He had been living at his home 'in Arensberg F"erry near here. Roger Toole, of Brooklyn, a ship’s waiter, testified today he saw no one fighting the fire on the bla/e-swcpt port side of the ship, but he helped to put hoses on the fire on the “C” deck. He did not know his fire station, he said. , Harry K. Steuber, of Rutherford, renomination, .swept ^ fireman, testified he assist- Dr. Arensberg, a native of Pitts- opposition to two oppon-; ¡jj playing hose to the bridge, burgh, served two terms in the. but “didn't know what to do be: Pennsylvania general assembly and . senatorial nom- cause people were running up and 'for the la-st 32 years was president Robert Morns \\ ashburn.' clown. ^ . • 66-vear-old former leerislator and ■ “vvv of the southwestern Pennsylvama newspaper columnist, who enter“ ^ the race only when prominent member.': of his party had .seriously entertained the sugg"estion that the Republicans endorse Walsh. < orous in his criticism of many fea- , tures of the national administration, downed P'rank A. Goodwin, former state registrar of motor ! vehicles for the Republican nomination for governor. U. S. Senator David I W’alsh. hat did you do then?” “Someone shouted to shut off the water.” Arthur E. Bagley. ordinary seaman, testified that stew’ards of the Morro Castle seldom attended Sunday fire drils. Harrisburg, Sept. 21.— ('.'!»)—The businessman is urged by William A. Schnader, Republican nominee ' for governor, to take a greater in- I terest in “employment.” I Addressing the Pennsylvania I Millers and Feed Dealers A.ssocia- tion last night, he said: “We have centered our attention on the relief problem too much. To get business men to interest them- ,'ielves to a greater extent in em- ' ployment is the biggest problem i that confronts us.” BROOKVILLE TO HAVE HASTINGS MEMORIAL Brook vllle, Sept. 21. f.T’) — Plans are under w'ay for a memorial in BrooKville in honor of Charles Elliott (“Andy”) Hastings. I of this city, who gained athletic I fame at the University of Pitts; burgh. He died several months ago. Before leaving the university to ; serve overseas during the World War, Ha.stings establi.shed several i track and weight records. Pennsy Mutual P'ire Association. He also was president the board of trustees of the Pennsyl[ vania Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home i at Erie. Since 1913 he had been I national surgeon general of the Union 'Veterans Legion of the Civil War. In every war in which the United States engaged since the Civil War, Dr. Arensberg had an honor- ; -----------able di.scharge. Huntingdon, Sept. 21. (.P) He is survived by four children. Striking textile workers captured * The funeral will be Sunday with the firehouse from deputies and i Valentine today buriaif in Pittsburgh persons w’ere injured in the i appointed police commission________. fir3t violence of the nationwide! succeed General .Tohn F. strike in Huntingdon today. | O’Ryan a few hours after O'Ryan A crowd of men and boys, rein- announced his resignation, forced by a “flying squadron from Shamokin, stormed a mill, smashing windows. UGUARDIA APPOINTS HUNTINGDON STRIKE O’RYAN SUCCESSOR New York. Sept. 2i—(',TM —Chief RAILROAD STRIKE TIES UP TRAFFIC Baltimore. Sept. 21 f.T’i All transportation men of the Wasta- ington, Baltimore and Annapolis 1 Railroad Company w-ent on strike state police wa.s ■ this morning, stopping all its ser- vent a new out O’Ryan resigned at the end of his vacation and indicated he will continue in office until the pres- Deputies used tear gas to dis- cnt phase of the LiLndbergh kid- perse the crow'd, while a detail of j nap case—the arrest and investi- summoned to pre- ; gation of Bruno Hauptmann as outbreak. • the receiver of the $50,000 ransom ivice among the three cilits. I Seven arrests were made C’oney —is cleared up.

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