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THE NEWS-HERALD STOGK FINAL THE WEATHER Partly cloudy tonight; Saturday fair, with rising temperatures. Leased Wire Service of The United Press. Exclusive NEA Pictures and Features. 56TH YEAR NO. 16,361. FRANKLIN AND OIL CITY, PA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1933. THREE CENTS numrre tats;: tlliilYULJ IfiAa Betrothed to Woolworth Heir AVOIDANCE TO FIRM MEMBER Vice President of Dillon, Read Blamed for Avoiding Payment of $95,000 on Transaction Netting $800,000 Profit. SOLD SECURITIES IN CANADA By LYLE C. WILSON, United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Oct. 13. Income tax avoidance of at least $95,000 in 1929 on a securities transaction involv' ing a profit of more than $SOO,000 was charged today by Senate investigators to James V. Forrestal, a vice president of Dillon, Read & Company. It was shown that Forrestal avoided the tax by creating a Canadian corpor ation through which the securities sales were made. Forrestal was questioned by Ferdinand Pecora, committee counsel, about Canadian and Delaware corporations organized by him to obtain "tax advantages." Through these corporations, Forrestal sold 16,788 shares of United States and Foreign Securities Corporation common stock in the summer of 1929. He acquired 20,000 shares from Dillon, Head & Company paying from 20 cents to ?10 a share. The stock cost Forrestal $139,2.. He said the 16,788 shares sold through his Canadian corporation netted him a little more than $800,000. Forrestal soil the bargain stock to the Canadian corporations owned by himself and his wife. Pecora asked whether income tax was paid on any profit on the sale. Forrestal replied there was "no profit under the law." Pecora Finds Profit. "But there was in fact, a profit?" Pecora said. "Yes," Forrestal replied. "That's what you mean when you say there was no profit under the laws of our country," Pecora said. "Tes, that's right," Forrestal said, and told Senator Couzens, Repn., Mich., that the Internal Revenue Bureau had made no investigation of tax question with respect to the Beekman Corporation, Ltd., of Canada. "I am told they looked at my personal return in 1929 tout not at the company return," Forrestal said. "Did the company file a return in 1Q29?" "No." "In 1930, 1931 or 1932?" Forrestal first replied "no," but cor-Continued on Page 6.) m Senator Fay Says Pinchot's Talks Delaying Peace GREENVILLE. Oct. 13. IT 'Governor Pinchot was criticised sharply by State Senator Frank Fay today for his attack on United .States Steel Corporation officials in a sneech here yesterday. Kay issued a prepared statement charging the Governor was "retarding the orderly and peaeeful return to our normal relationships" between labor and capital. Fay, former president of the Pressed Seel Car Company, praised the steel corporations for the social work they have been doing in the Greenville section. The Governor's statements in his speech yesterday were 'false, misleading and meant to make emnloyes of the forporation (U. S. Steel) in this district distrustful," Fav sabl. One might overlook extravagance ind malice in a soan box orator." Fay rote in his statement, "but when inch statements are made bv the Chief Executive of the Commonwealth, with all the power and authority of his office 'behind him. it takes on an air of (Continued on Page 0.) Enocut ivc Council off Labor Federation is KG-NamodUnaninnoiicSy Progressive Elements Defeated in All Their Drives, Still Claim to Have Made Progress During Convention. MEET NEXT IN SAN FRANCISCO WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 UP The American Federation of Labor's annual convention drew toward its end today with only a few controversial matter remaining to tie settled and with the conservative element firmly iu control. The executive council, headed by William Green as president, was swept back Into office yesterday by unanimous votes. The younger, so-called progressive element within the federation, while defeated In all efforts to drive a wedge Into the Inner councils, seemed satisfied that they made progress during the meeting. A number of them privately declared their Intention to return home and continue efforts to develop strength and support for their policies. The 1!V!4 convention will be held In San Franclvo. The Federation today declared a boy- H ; i 01 - en Jf) ' . 1 A wedding ceremony that will be an event in high society early this winter will unite Miss Dorothy Fell, above, daughter of Mrs. Ogden Mills, wife of the former treasury secretary, and Woolworth Donahue, heir to the Woolworth millions. Their engagement was announced recently. LABOR BOARD FACING FIRST TEST OF OPEN DEFIANCE BY NINE KENTUCKY OPERATORS By JULIUS FRANDSEN, United Press Staff Correspondent.. WASHINGTON, Oct. 13. The National Labor Board, facing its first case of open defiance of employers, today prepared to command nine western Kentucky coal operators to appear before it and answer the complaints of union miners. The operators ignored a summons to a hearing yesterday on charges that they had discharged 400 employes for joining the United Mine Workers of America and had refused to deal with workers who did not join a company union. BRINGS TEST FOR AGENCY. The operators' action brought an initial test of the powers of the agency set up by President Roosevelt to adjust of permanent arbitration machinery under mca codes.,, outcome of tne Kentucky case, it.'Was beUey'. will sc a prece'ieut whichwlll define the scope of the board's authority. Chairman Robert F. Wagner declared the Kentucky operators would be required to appear. He said the board was backed by all the power of the recovery act, wnicn proviues ror injunction proceedings, nnes ana otuer sanc tions against violators of the law. Union Officials About Pittsburgh Silent on Modified Check-Off PITTSBURGH Oct. 13 IIP Union officials here were silent today on the "captive" coal operators' acceptance of a modified check off system, and awaited the resumption of conferences with operators' representatives before too hastily predicting an end of the strike. The operators willingness to deduct union ones rrom tneir wortiers wages for payment to "any organization" to which they lielong. while not. formal recognition of the United Mine Wick ers or America, went a long way inward satisfying the demands outlined by the strikers in the past. Philip Murray. Intii-naiii.nal U. M. W. A. vice president, said he had not studied the operators' new position ami would not comment until he had, and had eotiferred with his associates. Murray reiterated progress was being made in his conferences with Thomas Moses. II. C. Frick coke com pany president. He satd he was hold- other quarters. ing himself ready to accept Moses' next j The Woirton, W. Va., Steel Company Invitation to a meeting between the , rejected a recommendation by the jwo. ' board that it take back all strikers The conferees have not discussed the; without discrimination and submit dis-check-off system as outlined by the op- putes to the txiurd. Strike leaders In-erators, Murray wild. j formed the board the men would re- Picket bands of strikers, chiefly j (Continucd on Page 6.) SLAYER OF CHICAGO POLICEMAN GOES TO HIS DEATH IN CHAIR CHICAGO, Oct. 13. UP Morris Cohen, 38, the first man to be executed In Chicago's Intensive campaign against crime launched lnst summer, was electrocuted today for the slaying of a policeman two months ago. The condemned man entered the glass-paneled death chamber in the Criminal Courts building at 10:09 a. m., and wfcs pronounced dend by 12 physicians seven minutes later. Cohen was convicted and sentenced to deuth nine days after be killed Joseph Hastings, on duty on the Navy pier, when the policeman sought to arrest him in connection with a robbery. colt against goods made In Germany and In other countries whose government hare opposed free trade union organization. The boycott, originally planned for Germany alone, was extended to other countries when the Federation's resolutions committee reported its belief that it would be "unwise" to single out one government. (C.) Bachrach labor disputes pending establishment hile the Labor Hoard wrestled witn the Kentucky coal dispute. Adminis tration officials were hopeful that the agreementof steel companies to a mod Wed "check-off" system under which they would collect union dues from un ion members in captive mines would bring an end to the long strike in Pennsylvania fields. They were cautious In tneir com ments, however, as it appeared fur ther negotiations would te necessary between Thomas II. Moses, president of the II. C. Frick Coke Co., who has been representing the captive mine owners in conferences with Philip Mur ray, vice president of the United Mine Workers. It was uncertain also whether the "check-off" would satisfy insurgent union strikers who have been demanding that the Frick Company sign a direct wage contract with the union. In addition to the direct refusal of the Kentucky coal companies to heed a telegraphic summons from the Labor Hoard, the board also was faced with serious challenges of its authority from turn to worK it tne company agreed to let the ward mediate. But Fresl- dent Eruest T. Weir, Jr., replied that j he would not consider arbitration until after the strikers returned. The board expected to consider today Its next move in this case. KELLYS WILL BE PLACED IN DIFFERENT PRISONS; TO MAKE TRIPS BY AIR OKLAHOMA CITY. Okla.. Oct 13. UP Swift flights to widely separated Federal penitentiaries today awaited George (Machine Gun) Kelly and his youni? wife. The last, of those convicted In the Charles F. Urschcl kidnaping, ! they were given life sentences. j Kelly was to foe sent to Leavenworth prison, probably today. U. S. Marshal W. O. Geers said, with transfer later ! to Atlanta or the new Alcatraz Island prison In San Francisco Bay likely. ! Geers had no orders for disposition of Kathryn, forced to discard modish dresses, furs and jewels for denim, but thought she would be sent to a prison for women at Cincinnati. DIES OF HIS INJURIES. ALTOONA. Oct. 13. UP Anthony Kelly, 18, Johnstown, died in a hospital today of Injuries suffered In an automobile accident on the Oesson Mountain road last night. IMPORTANT NOTICE, V. F. W. AUXILIARY. The members of the V. F. W. Auxiliary will meet at the Armory tonight at 7:30 to go to the residence of our lute member, Mrs. Albert E. Borring-er. Sr. It 4-t Dance, P. II. C, Friday night. U M W. A TO TAKE HAND IN PENNA. STRIKE John L. Lewis Warns Local Union Heads in Fayette District Against Ousting William Feeney as President. POLICE DISPERSE PICKETS By United Tress. PITTSBiURIGH, Oct., 13. The United Mine Workers of America stepped firmly into the Western Pennsylvania soft coal strike today to suppress an insurgent movement among its membership. John L. Lewis, international president of the U. M. W. A., telegraphed local union heads in the Fayette County fields that if they ousted William Feeney as president of District No. 4 the new officers would not be recognized. , A meeting had been called for today to select new district officers. Martin Ryan, leader of the "insurgents" in Fayette County, frequently has led attacks on Feeney during strikers' rallies. The district president was booed from the speakers' truck at one meeting recently. Anthony Cavalcante. local attorney and personal observer for Governor Pinchot In the Fayette field, said he understood the local district leaders would follow Lewis's advice. Lewis's telegram was the 'first time national U. M. W. A. officials bad reached a hand into the Fayette field to bring under control a faction of the strikers which has persisted in the strike and sought sympathy strikers, despite the fact that some of their employers have U. M. W. A. contracts. Feeney's ousting was recommended by Ryan recently at a mass meeting in Washington County. Ryan accused him of "selling out" the miners through settlement of the strike, and said he and other union officials were attempting to "sell out again." State police from Greensburg dispersed between 800 and 1.000 pickets at two mines belonging to the Jamison Coal and Coke Company and the Humphrey Coal and Coke Company in Westmoreland County today when the pickets attempted 'to keep workers from entering the pits. The pickets came from the Standard, Hecla, Calumet and United mines of the Frick Company, and attempted to blockade roads leading to the workings, 'but the police cleared a lane and took the miners through. TO AID STATE III HUSBAND'S TRIAL Harry B. Lynch Will Retain Lawyers to Assist in Prosecuting Son-in-Law for Murder. CASE COMES UP NEXT MONTH PITTSBURGH. Oct. 13. UP A prominent McKeesport father strengthened his forces today in his attempt to convict his son-in-law of the murder of his daughter. Harry B. Lynch, whose doubt that his daughter shot herself led to a reinvestigation of her death and murder charges against Robert S. Soles, her husband, will retain lawyers to aid the Commonwealth in its prosecution, It was learned today. Lynch never accepted the suicide ruling that was written down in the coroner's office after Mrs. La Rous Soles, 40, died from the bullet wound. murmuring "I did it myself." Even a note in her handwriting Indicating suicide failed to convince him, and he Insisted that District Attorney Andrew T. Park re-Investigate. iSoles was held for Grand Jury action yesterday on a general murder charge as a result of that reinvestigation. Tark said he would present the case to the November Grand Jury. The hearing before Alderman Thomas A. Flanlgan yesterday brought many bitter clashes between Soles's at torney, Oliver K. Eaton, and Park. Eaton's attempt to force introduction of the written confession of murder which Park claimed Soles had made was overruled by Flanlgan. Eaton hinted coercion, pointing out that Soles was questioned almost 15 hours before he allegedly ndmltted he shot his wife on June 19 during an argument after she upbraided him for drinking heavily. Detective Peter A. Connors denied there was any violence, however. . WINTER NEEDS. Overcoats, $0.75 to $15; Spaide Dan iel shirts, $1,411; one and two-piece underwear, 25c ; men's suits priced $3 to $ Workingmens Store, 31 N. Thlr- teenth Street. It IIOLGATE TOYS Shop of Gifts and Books, 1310 Lib erty Street, Franklin, Pa. 21-frltf DANCE TONIGHT, SIGARCRKEK. Roy Wolfe Orchestra, 0 to 1. TM AMERICAN DESTROYERS ARE SAILING FROM CUBAN PORTS PINCHOT LETTER AS TO DAVIS CASE NOW IN SAFE OF SENATE HARRISBURG, Oct. 13. UP Interest was aroused in political circles today regarding the contents of Governor Pinchot's "mystery letter" to the United States Senate after the acquittal of Senator James J. Davis in New Xork on charges of violating the lottery laws. The Governor sent the letter 12 the Senate shortly before the first trial of the Pennsylvania Senator, which ended in a mistrial. Pinchot refused to disclose its contents, and issued instructions that the letter should not be opened until after the Davis trial for "fear of prejudicing the case." Since then the letter has been locked up in the safe at the office of the secretary of the Senate, and its contents may now be' disclosed. Weekly Income of Delaware County Ring Exceeded $5U,-000, According to Prosecutor. M'CLURE TRIAL IN 10TH DAY By PAUL COMLY FRENC H, United Press Staff Correspondent. PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 13 UP An unusual method of court procedure was suggested today by defense attorneys representing State Senator John J. MeClure when they asked for permission to make a blanket objection to all testimony of all government witnesses. The request, made by William T. Connor, marked the opening of the tenth day of the conspiracy trial of !Mc-Clure and 77 co-defendants! The request was made, attorneys Baid, because it "would save time and expedite the trial," but Judge George A. Welsh said motions for objections would liave to le filed for each wit ness. Tribute levied on Delaware County speakeasies by an alleged gigantic "protection ring" totaled "millions ol dollars" during the past ten years, the United Press was Informed today. While Chet A. Keyes, special Federal prosecutor conducting the trial, refused to discuss the exact sum collected, it was learned from reliable sources that the weekly income of the reputed "ring" exceeded $.0,000. The trial, which lias been the most dramatic ever held in the United States yVmtnufrt on Page tf.; Sheriff Killed As Pals Release Robber Suspect Lima, 0., Officer Shot Down Without a Chance as Croup Arrives to Free John Dillinger. LIMA, "., Oct. d3. UP Harry Picrpont, alleged bandit who recently escaped with others from tie penitentiary at Michigan City, Ind., was identified tentatively today as the, slayer of Sheriff Jess L. Sarber. in a jail delivery here Ttminday night. Sheriff Sarber was slugged and shot by one of three well dressed men who took John Dillinger, confessed bank robber, from a cell in the Jail and fled. Fred I'lerpont, brother of the fugitive, was arrested at hia home near Leipsic, O., when he was unable to es-plaln satisfactorily the presence of a large new sedan loaded with gasoline and oil in Ma yard. He denied knowledge of whereabouts of hi brother. He told police the car was left at his home to be repaired. Barber's wife and Deputy Sheriff Wilbur Sharp were With Sarber wheu three of the me nentered the Jail. The man Identified as Copeland demanded Dillinger. Sarber asked for his credentials, and Copeland produced a pistol. When Sarber reached for hds, he was shot. Mrs. Sarber and (Sharp were quickly locked in a cell. While one man opened IMllinger's cell, the others stripped the lail of all arms and ammunition. The four, their arms loaded with shot guns, raced out to two automobiles waiting outride with a confederate behind each wheel. The cars were last seen speeding toward the Indiana line. Dillinger was brought here a week ago from Dayton. lie was charged with robbing the Hluffton, O., Commercial Bank of S'-'.-W. HAT SALE. Great sale on hats. All hats 10 per cent, off for cash. See Mr. Fine's nice line of fur conts. M EAXOR-SM I LEY MILLINERY. 13oct-lt P. II. C. barn dance, Monday night. Refreshments and door prize. Admission 2.. 13-.1t EMM 'SPESKS' Easing Tension in Provinces Makes Gesture of Confidence Possible-Will Remain in Cuban Waters. MAY VISIT GUANTANAMO HAVANA, Oct. 13. UP American destroyers steamed from their posts along the Cuban coast today in a gesture of confidence that there would be no incidents endangering American lives. American Ambassador Sumner Welles ordered the destroyers to leave Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Manzantillo and Puerto Padre, all potential danger spots, because of the easing tension in the provinces. All American ships will remain in Cuban waters, however, ready to race to any spot where there is trouble that might en-, danger Americans. ONLY SMALLER PORTS AFFECTED. Only the smaller norts xrftrp pffppt-pi hv wiw i-rr i,. ?f ,irtB. - tr stood other ships would leave if the PfQCt'nn Tl ... C -mr i . """u,: xvomuu uiau nun iu.urun a revolutionary regime. It was understood some nf tho , - and Americans were anxious because Guiana c-uws hi uuauianamo uity, Grau San Martin government. EXILED PRESIDENT OF CUBA MISSING FROM REFUGE IN MONTREAL MONTREAL. Oct. 13. TJIP-JGeneral Gerardo Machado, exiled president of Cuba, has disappeared mysteriously from his refuge in Montreal where he had been in strict seclusion since his sensational flight from revolution in Havana six weeks ago. He is no longer at the Mount. Royal Hotel. Enquiries disclosed that all his heavy .baggage left two weeks ago for an unannounced destination. The suite he occupied is closed and the guards no longer patrol the corridor. The ex-president made his last "public appearance" last Wednesday when he drove about the city. As Cubans enjoy the same privileges as Canadians in the matter of temporary visits to the United States, it is presumed that Machado quietly crossed the border without attracting notice. It would be almost Impossible for him to have sailed for Europe secretly. Enquiries at the various steamship offices were fruitless. Roosevelt Won't Change Date For Thanksgiving W A SH I XGTOX, Oct. 13. UP Tnauksgiving will lie proclaimed for Nov. 30, the last Thursday in the month as usual, in spite of pleas from organizations that its observance be advanced a week in order to facilitate and lengthen the Christmas shopping period, the White House said today. President Roosevelt, it was said, feels that even if he were disposed to change the date, the time for the celebration has been fixed in many states by legislative action and to proclaim Thanksgiving earlier would mean confusion. At the same time friends of the President represented him as believing that tradition of Thanksgiving on the last Thursday should remain unbroken. rinchot to Follow Example. HARBI'SBUBG. Oct. 13. UP Gov ernor Pinchot said today he would fol low the example of President Roosevelt and proclaim Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania the last Thursday in November, according to tradition. FORMER JUDGE DIES. WEAVER, Oct. 13. UP Funeral services will be held here tomorrow for Richard S. Holt, 73, former Reaver County Judge, who died yesterday fol lowing a long illness. He served as Judge of the Beaver County courts from 11XH until 1914. LAST MINUTE FLASHES 23 Japanese Killed in TOKIO. Oct. 13. UP A Japanese killed engaging bandits in Kirin province. Manchuria, on Monday, it wan announced officially here today. Nine Japanese were wounded in the sharp fight ing. Reading Company Fireman Killed by Engine. IIARRISBURG, Oct. 13. UP Iievi Mease, 64, a Reading Company fireman, was struck and killed by a locomotive today in the Rutherford yards of the company. He died berore an aniDtiiauce reacnea me narnsourg Mospimi with him. 3,000 New York City Filling Stations May Close- NEW YORK. Oct. 13. UP A shutdown of 3,000 New York City iude- nendent filling stations as a protest oil may be attempted soon, It was indicated today. Independent deulers also considered a march on Washington to demand that Federal authorities adopt a price-fixing system that would give them a fair margin of profit on sales. Reorganization Plans Approved for Fire More Banks. WASHINGTON, Oct. 13. UP Reorganization plans hare been approved for five more banks. Comptroller of Currency O'Connor reported today. These Included Boulder (Colo.) Bank; First National Bank. Dover, Pa.; First National Bank, Reading, Pa., and Citizens National Bank, West Alexandria, Ta. In the period from September 30 to October 10. 23 national banks had obtained licenses to reopen, freeing frozen deposits of $32,8W,000. Continuance of Extortion Conspiracy Case Involving 49 Denied. SCRANTON, Oct. 13. UP Forty-nine persons from various sections of Pennsylvania, charged with conspiracy and extortion in connection with a reputed "liquor protection ring," will go on trial within a few days, their plea for a continuance denied by Federal Judge Johnson. Included among the defendants are George Green. Scranton City detective and former deputy V. 8. marshal ; Justice of the Peace Thomas J. Rogan. Olyphant ; William T. Ramsy( former mavor of Chester, and Chief of Tollec .1 Vnnce. Chester. ".j ' j ii o il an unuiri situation continued quiet, and thus give . , .... . .... cnance to demonstrate tne stability of his sin j,.-, vy ..v fev tut uuammiaiuu uunci of a reported increase in typhoid and wnose otticiais refuse to recognize the Macon is Flying Over Carolinas, On Way to Calif. Naval Airship En Route to Sunnyvale, With 14 Officers, 55 Enlisted Men, 2 Passengers. WASHINGTON, Oct. 13. UP The naval airship Macon cruised southward over the Caroliuas early today en route to fleet maneuvers in the Pacific and her recently completed home base at Sunnyvale, Calif. Fourteen officers, 53 enlisted meu, and two civilian passengers were alniard. The dirigible left Lakehurst, N. J., at (5:05 p. in., last night. The Macon"s itinerary will be at Dresel's discretion and depend upon weather conditions encountered on the trip, but a route which hus formerly been used under, favorable eouditiou is by way of Atlanta, Ga., Macon, C;i., Fort Worth, Tex., El Paso, Tex., eroding the mountain run;e at Eagle Pass, near Van Horn. Tex., Yuma, Ariz., and San Diego. From San Diego the slii probably will follow the sea to Sunnyvale, the Navy announced. Lieut. Frederick X. Trapnell vd aboard with one of four navy fighting planes with which the craft is equipped. The other three left iu advance of tbe dirigible. T. P. Lampe, chief cartographic engineer of the naval hydrographic office, made the trip to obtain first hand knowledge of prominent and important natural features, such as rivers, lakes and mountains from observations from the air. D. J. Scbniulcr and C. W. Bohrer, both of the Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation, Akron, O., also were aboard. The ship carried fuel for ,".1M() miles of cruising enough to keep her in the air 100 hours. The distance from Lak'1-hurst to Sunnyvale is about 3.00O mile. FI R SALE. Mr. Fine will be with us agiiin today and Saturday. If you did not see his display of furs, you have no idea of the values he is offering at thi sale. Easy payment plau arranged if desired. MEANOR-SMILEY MILMXERY. 13oct-lt ATTEXTIOX, REBEKAHS. Rebekahs will meet in 1. O. O. V. hall at 7 o'clock this evening to go in a body to the home of our late sister. Mrs. Martha Berringer. 4 Welton's Market, on Uth St. Plen ty or home-killed pork, sausage made from this pork; good side pork. Plen ty of good eggs; home-killed poult r. Phone 4i. ' It Encounter With Bandits. sub-lleutenant and 22 of his men were against wholesale prices of gasoline and ,'

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