The Evening News from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on March 23, 1929 · Page 1
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ISmtdng GOOD EVENING:' Spring- means storms and floods in South. WEATHER: Cloudy probably showers tonight and tomorrow. NUMBER 3753 Published Err Bvenln Except Bandar by The Patriot Company ! HARRISBURG, PENNA. SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1929 Entered aa Seeond-Claca Matter at the Poat Office at Harrtaburc PRICE TWO CENTS , $2 BILLS HHWO-DOLLAR bills, unpopular every place except at the race courses where the usual bet of the pikers is $2, seem to be getting more numerous hereabouts. "It is funny," said the manager of a chain store today, "how almost everybody seems to dread a $2 bill. j iuck is widespread, women wno come here with various bills in their pocketbooks root through them until they find $2 bills they know they have and unload them quickly. m AGAIN : ""VNE week recently I put a pri-vate mark on every $2 bill that I took in. The bills went to bank every day and I believe that more than half of them turned up either late the same week or the following week. Even today, three weeks after I did the marking I run across an occasional bill that I took in before. "Nobody seems to like to carry the bills, and everybody when asked about the superstition makes about the same stock reply. It is, 'Oh, I'm not a bit superstitious about it: if. someone gave me a million of them I would be satisfied. SILVER "fXUT on the West Coast where I ; " worked until recently two-dollar bills are scarce. The silver dollar, rarely seen here in circulation, is popular there and so is the two-dollar bill. There are so few of them that there is actually a demand for them. "I asked a hotel clerk for some small change, laying down a two-dollar bill. He seemed delighted to get the bill and put two silver dollars from his own pocket into the till as he slipped the note into his own jeans. ; AW REASON 'rpHE last time I had one of 1 those,' he said, 'I bought fif teen gallons of gasoline and got more than two dollars in change. The garage man had never seen a two-dollar bill and must have thought it was a five.' "Although you often hear persons say around here that they want to get rid of two-dollar bills because they are so easily mistaken for five and one-dollar bills, there is no more reason why this should be so than that a one-dollar bill should be mistaken for a live-dollar bill." Fourteen Injured as Large Bus Hits fiuto By United Prest TOLEDO, Ohio, March 23. fourteen persons were injured when a Yelloway Bus crashed into an automobile, near Genoa, today, then caromed into a bridge abutt-ment. The occupants of the auto, which bore a Michigan license, were seriously injured. Eleven passen gers aboard the bus were hurt. HOOVER DROPS YACHT LUXURY WASHINGTON, March 23. Yachting on the Mayflower is too expensive a luxury for President Hoover. Although Calvin Coolidge, apostle of economy, enjoyed the Presidential yacht, notwithstanding an annual expenditure of $300,000 in maintenance, Mr. Hoover does not believe the taxpayers should be charged that much to maintain the vessel. So it will be put out of commission. It will be tied up at some Government dock and its nine officers and crew of 148 traditionally looked upon as the "pampered pets of the Navy" will return to active duty. With a demand for increased naval personnel to man the larger vessels coming into commission, Mr. Hoover feels the Mayflower crew can be used to better advantage elsewhere. Twelve-Story Of f ice Building Planned for Third and Pine Streets A twelve-story office building will be erected at Third and Pine streets, facing the Capitol, it was announced today by Ray S. Shoemaker, contractor, who is a member of the syndicate which yesterday revealed its plans to put- a twenty-four-story hotel at . Third and Locust streets. Shoemaker closed the deal this week for the purchase of the Dr. J. Ross Swartz property, which has a frontage, of eighty feet on Third street and thirty feet on Pine. He said the tenants will be notified at once to vacate, for he wants to get the operation started in six weeks bo the building can be completed in August Will Cost. $300,000 It Is to be a brick, stone, steel and concrete building, and is to cost $300,000, he said. There are to be seven offices on each floor. Five of them along Third street Parents Hear Cries as Roof , Where Boys Had Climbed, Disappears TORNADO, FLOOD IN SOUTH, WEST; SEVEN ARE DEAD . By United Press . Flood waters from the Missis sippi river and some of its tribu taries harried residents of bottom Jands today in the Middle West and other thousands in the South dug away wreckage after a tornado twisted from Alabama into Georgia, killing at least seven persons and leaving a trail of desolation. The southern storm, preceded by a drenching rain, dipped to earth at widely separated points in Alabama and Georgia. Damage was heavy in the two states but had not been estimated today. Five negro school children were killed at Merrellton, Ala., when the tornado struck a church being uesd as a class room and wrecked it. One of those killed, John Henry Turn to Page Nine WHP 'HOPES' TO BE LINKED WITH HOOKUP OF WEAF The Harrisburg radio station, WHP, formerly WMBS, which has just been taken over by a stock company made up in part by local radio distributors, is looking for-ward to hooking up with the WEAF network of the National Broadcasting Company, it was said today by Roy W. Shreiner, chairman of the organizing committee, who revealed . other details of the station's plans. If the Federal Radio Commission permits an increase of power from 500 to 5000 watts, as will be sought Turn to Page 'Eight Second Man Arrested In Juniata Barn Fires MIFFLINTOWN, March 23.-Elmer Imes, 35, was arrested yes terday by State police in connection with the burning down of a num ber of barns in Juniata County in the last six months. His arrest follows closely that of Clayton Bender, 20, on the same charges. Missing Man's Body ,1s Found in Creek ' v ' Bv United Press LANCASTER, March 23. The body of John Knoepfle, 55, missing from his home nere for several weeks, was found floating in the waters of Mill creek, near here, by Richard Rauser, 16. Identification was made with difficulty. : j Mrs. Louise Mastbaum Wins French Divorce ' International Newt Service PARIS, March 23. The Seine court today granted a" divorce to Mrs. Louise Mastbaum Wolf from Elias Wolf on ground of desertion. They were married in Philadelphia on May 20, 1926. are to be twelve by twenty feet, and one at each end will be 15.5 by twenty-eight feet.' Shoemaker said he will own and control the building, which he said will be fireproof and will contain two high-speed dual-controlled elevators. C. J. Lappley, local architect, said he already has prepared the preliminary plans. These were discussed this afternoon at a conference between Shoemaker and thel architect. The S. W. Shoemaker contracting firm, headed by Ray S. Shoemaker, will erect the structure, and then will have its offices in it. The Hockenbury System also will move there from the Parkside Building, Third and Locust streets, which Is the site of the proposed Harris-burger Hotel. Other tenants of the Parkside Building also are expected to be taken care of in this new structure, Shoemaker announced, , -f ; : ; ; , .. , , . By United Press ROCKWOOD, Term., March 23. Twenty-eight members of a Boy Scout troop were swept away on the roof of their bungalow when a sudden rise in White creek flooded the summer resort of Tarwater, six ;Jes south of here today. The boys had taken refuge on the roof when the water began to rise. Crowds on the bank of the river, including mothers and fathers of the boys, could hear their cries but were unable to find boats to help them. Boats were later brought overland from the Tennessee river, reports said, and rescue work was begun. , FAITH HEALER IS CHARGED AS GIRL'S SLAYER Hy livilcd Press ALLENTOWN, March 23. Charles T. Belles, self-styled faith healer, was charged formally with the murder of Verna Octavia Delp, who came to him for "treatments." The mechanic, who has the reputation of being a leader of Lehigh County's powwow doctors, was taken to a little room near his cell in the jail and the charges of murder were read to him. Belles showed no emotion and made no sighs of witchcraft like he did when he entered the prison last night. '-: ' V Dallas Dillinger, defense attor ney, was with Belles at the time of the reading of the charges. Neither the attorney or the client would make a statement. Belles Remains Silent The murder charges were made on the oath of Corporal Earl Hams, State trooper who has been leading the investigation into, the mysterious death of the 21-year-old girl and the connection of the three Turn to Page Four Not Needed, Roof The House Burned By United Press GREENVILLE, March 23. Or-ville Boyd went to a nearby village to buy some roofing material for his home. While there he received a telephone call from his mother, telling him the material was not needed. He returned home and found the house had been destroyed by fire. FALLS DOWN. STACK TO DEATH International News Service READING, March 23. Alvin E. Kelly, 25, of this city, is dead today, as the result of a 66-foot plunge down the chasm of a narrow stack, which he was dismantling at RobeSonia, the furnace of the Bethlehem Steel Company. SAFE IS FORCED AND GIN FOUND A large safe at Burdie's Place, a cigar store at 913 North Third street, over which city police maintained careful visril since Thurs day afternoon, was foribly opened shortly before noon today. It contained a tin cracker box in which police say they found four pint bottles of gin and eighty empty pint bottles. Police decided to break off the combination knob of the safe lo gain entrance after the efforts of several locksmiths to open it without damaging in, had proved unavailing. After raids by city police Thursday afternoon at the cigar store, of Turn to Page Eight Weather Outlook for March 25 to 30 International News Service WASHINGTON, March 23. Weather outlook for the period March 25 to 30, inclusive. North and Middle Atlantic States: Rains at the beginning of the week and again about Thursday and Friday. Otherwise generally fair. Temperature above normal, especially over the Middle Atlantic States Monday, colder Tuesday and Wednesday, warmer by Thursday and colder at the end of the week. British Rum Seek Safety ... Senora Marcela Caraveo, left, i hauhau, Mexico, and Senora J. G. Tm:;, aY ' ,' f SET I . . - . ... . chieftain, have been rushed by special tram from the war zone to insure their safety. Senoras Caraveo and Escobar are now in El Paso, Texas. $318,000 SHARE OF RAILWAYS IF IT USES BRIDGE Definite action will probably be taken within the next : week by State authorities " regarding the questions of cost 'to the utilities that propose using the State Me morial Bridge in State street, or thoseythat are benefitted because of the construction of the bridge. - At the present time the Depart ment of Properties and Supplies is endeavoring to deal with the Harrisburg Railways. Company which not only wants to place its tracks on the bridge, but also wants to continue use of Commonwealth avenue for its system. Engineers have estimated that the fair allocation of costs would mean that the traction . company would pay $318,000 to the State if it wants to use the bridge. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company's share has been vari- . i Turn to Page Nine "Thrill" Murderer Mistrial Is Ordered International Xee Service ATLANTA, March 23. A mis trial was ordered again today in the trial of Richard Gallogly, alleged "thrill" murderer of William Smith, a drug clerk. The mistrial was ordered by Judge John D. Humphries, . when the jury announced this morning they had not been able to reach an agreement since receiving the case at 6.15 p. m. Thursday. .. Gallogly's previous trial also ended in a hung jury and a mistrial. In view of the two mistrials, counsel for the erstwhile college student announced they intended to apply for bail. , . , ; Commence Work on ( S uper Coal Breaker MT. CARMEL, March 23 Work on the first , of a series of super coal breakers to be erected by the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company in its recently announced improvement program has started. Clemenceau and Poincare, Foes for Years, May Bury Hatchet as They Mourn Foch PARIS. March 23. The mutual grief of two of France's most distinguished statesmen in the death of Marshal Ferdinand Foch may result in a reconciliation between Premier Raymond Poincare and Georges Clemenceau for the first time in years. As distinguished- representatives of foreign nations at the funeral of Marshal Foch arrived here today, it was learned that the aged Clemenceau had sent his first amiable communication to Poincare since the start of the political quarrel. They became foes years ago as a result of a dispute when Poincare was president of France and Clemenceau was premier. , The white-haired "father of victory" replied in friendly terms to the premier's invitation to attend the funeral for Foch. . on U. S. Soil International Newsreel wife of the rebel governor of Chi- Escobar, right, wife of the rebel SPECIAL CHURCH PROGRAMS FOR PALM SUNDAY Palm Sunday Will Be Rainy and Colder, Weatherman Believes Palm Sunday in Harrisburg and vicinity probably will be marred by colder weather and occasional rains, according to C. S. Ling, head of the local weather bureau. The day is expected to be mostly cloudy. Palm Sunday, the last Sunday of Lent and the first day of Holy Week, will be marked by special services and musical programs in most churches of the city tomorrow. Commemorating the triumphant entry of Christ into Jerusalem, the day is one of the most solemn of holy days. It takes its name from the palms which were strewn in Christ's path as He entered the an cient city. Palms will be blessed in the Roman Catholic and the Protestant Episcopal churches. Those attend ing the services will receive strips of palm leaves iollowmg tne benediction. Bishop Philip R. McDevitt, of the Harrisburg Diocese of the Ro Turn to Page Four ILL FARMER, 75, HANGS HIMSELF HAGERSTOWN, March 23. Joshua Stuller, 75, a farmer, was found hanging by his neck, dead, when his' son John, with whom he lived, opened the door of the barn on the latter's farm near Ringgold today. John Ferguson, of Smith-burg, acting coroner, gave a verdict of suicide. ' Stuller had been in ill-health for several years, according to rela tives. "I am deeply touched by your in vitation but I regret to state that my .health may not permit me doing more than I have already done in paying my . respects to Madame Foch." ' Although each had admired the other's qualities of leadership, Clemenceau and Poincare had quarrelled bitterly over political issues. During the World War they worked together for the general cause but personally remained arch enemies. Clemenceau continued his uncompromising attitude after Poincare became premier, especially in regard to the Ruhr occupation. Not until today had Poincare made a move to heal the old wound but then he personally invited Clemenceau to join the French leaders at the state funeral, ' Boat Sent to Bottom BUILDING PERMIT IS ISSUED FOR 24-STORY HOTEL A building permit was issue! by the City Building Inspector today for the new Harrisburger Hotel, which, it was announced yesterday, is to be built at Third and Locust streets by a syndicate of local men who are organizing the Harrisburger Corporation". The city received $1200 in cash for the permit, which estimated the cost of the building at $600,000, exclusive of the site and furnishings. The permit also stipulates that this first unit is to be eighteen stories, built of brick, stone, steel and concrete and that ultimately it is to be a twenty-four-story building, as previously announced. S. W. Shoemaker & Son has the contract, and work is to be started July 1, Turn to Page Four Office-Hotel Building May Adjoin Penn-Harris Reports in business circles have persisted for several days to the effect that a combined business and hotel building will be erected adjoining the Penn-Harris Hotel. Directors of the Penn-Harris admitted that there has been much talk about enlargement but they said "it has not yet got beyond the talk stage." It was explained that ground adjoining the hotel is pri vately owned and that if a combination building is erected, an arrangement might be made whereby the hotel part of this new building would be conducted by the Penn-Harris. An addition of 150 to 200 looms has been suggested. POETIC LETTERS BECOME FACTOR IN INMAN CASE International Hews Serines RENO, Nevada, March 23. Behind closed doors the Inman divorce battle was to be resumed today in Judge George A. Bartlett's court. Walker P. Inman, multi-millionaire heir to the Duke tobacco fortune, is seeking a divorce from Mrs. Helene Garnet Patton Inman, daughter of a Kokomo, Ind., minister, who in turn is seeking the decree on a cross complaint and $250,000 as a property settlement. Further legal pyrotechnics was expected today over the manner of identification of poetic love let ters alleged to have been written to Mrs. Inman by John Steele, the actor. Late yesterday Mrs. Sarah McKenn, of - Brooklyn, identified the letters as having been read to her by Mrs. Inman who told her they were from Steele. The de fense objected to direct identifica' tion of the letters, claiming that the witness should be required to recal their contents. . Mrs. Inman probably will occupy the unique position of being a witness for both her husband and herself before the case is finished, Counsel for Inman called her late yesterday to identify a letter care fully pieced together from Irag- ments thrown m a waste basket. GERMANY OFFERS TROTZKY HAVEN By United Press BERLIN, March 23. The German cabinet will grant Leon Trot- zky permission to enter Germany, it was stated on reliable authority today. The cabinet will meet Monday to grant authorization for the entry of the former Red army leader to undergo medieal treatment at the hands of German specialists, it was said. 'Trotzky is now in Constantinople, where he was sent after his exile from Soviet Russia. It was understood that the German permit to Trotzky would be valid for six months. It would be granted on the assumption that Trotzky would come to Germany only for medical treat ment. Trotzky, who has promised German authorities that he will live a retired life and not engage in political activities, has been anxious to go to Bad Wilduneen. a water ing resort near Frankf urt-on-Main. March Bids to Set Record for Warmth March this year will be - the warmest ' on record at the local weather bureau, if the present high temperatures continue for nine more days, it was announced by Charles S. Ling, local meteorologist. . . An excess of 130 degrees in temperature has already been registered in the first twenty-two days of the month for a daily excess of 5.9 degrees. This year's excess is nearly double that for March, 1928, when an excess of 70 degrees was produced. FRENCH PEOPLE MOURN AT BIER OF WAR CHIEF ' ' Bw United Press PARIS, March 23. The body of Marshal Ferdinand Foch lay in state at his home on the Rue de Grenelle asrain today while final de tails were being completed for the greatest funeral ever accorded hero of France. Gen. John J. Pershing, of the United States, was invited to be a pallbearer, together with Minister of War Paul Pamleve, French marshals, high generals of the Allied armies and a private soldier chosen from among French war veterans. President Dourmergue will march airecuy Denina tne caisson on which Foch's casket will be borne. Along the route of the funeral cortege statues of Joan of Arc and other outstanding martial heroes of France will be draped with crepe. The site chosen for the interment of the remains of Marshal Foch is m the St. Amrose chapel of the Church of the; Invalides. & few steps away from the tomb of Napoleon. The government decided against the pleas of many that Foch be buried beside the unknown soldier. The public will be permitted to view the casket again today for, seven nours, according to an announcement this morning, due to the failure of thousands of persons who desired to pay a last tribute to the warrior to gain admission to the home yesterday. Street to Bear Name The municipal council of Paris has planned to name a street after Foch and, it was understood, the Turn to Page Three General Sarrail, War Hero of France, Dies , Bn Uuted Press PARIS, March 23. Another of France's war heroes died today as the final details were being made for the funeral of Marshal Foch. Gen. Maurice Sarrail. former commander of the sixth army corps of the third army, and for-! merly commander in chief of the French armies of the Orient, died at the age of 73. . He was the possessor of the Grand Croix of the Legion of Honor, the Medaille Mili-taire and the Croix De Guerre. Steward Is Arrested ' As Diamond Smuggler ' Tiv V'-'ted Pt c . NEW YORK, March 23. Lieslie Metcalee, steward on the Cunard liner Aquitania, was arrested last night just before the ship sailed and charged with smuggling diamonds into the United States. Although no jewels were found in his possession, Alvin Sylvester, assistant United States attorney, said the stewart brought eight packages of, uncut diamonds into this country. The gems were valued at $150,000, Sylvester said. Graf Zeppelin Monday on Aerial 'Joy Ride' To Orient; 3 Women Aboard International News Service FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany, March 23.-r-Three women will be included among the twenty-five passengers on the great dirigible Graf Zeppelin when it starts at approximately 2 o'clock Monday morning on its longest passenger flight to the Orient. This trip is expected to exceed in distance the trans-Atlantic flight of the Graf to the United States last year. It may break all flight records. There will be seventy persons aboard in all. The three women passengers are Lady Drummond Hay, who was a passenger on the trans-Atlantic journey; Frau Tony Sender, a Socialist deputy of the U. S. SKIP SINKS SMUGGLER OFF LOUISIANA; ONE SAILOR KILLED International Newt Service NEW ORLEANS, March 23. The British auxiliary schooner I'm Alone," plying out of Belieze and described by coast guardsmen as a notorious liquor smuggling chaft, lay on the bottom of the sea off the Louisiana coast today, sunk by the guns of the crack coast guard cutter Dexter. One member of the I'm Alone's crew, a negro, was either killed or drowned in the battle. His body was recovered. All other members of the schooner's crew were taken aboard the Dexter from the floundering craft. The Dexter then reported the affair and proceeded toward New Orleans. It will put in here sometime during the day. ; The Dexter, it was said, had been acting under orders to capture the alleged contraband ship, which was said to have long evaded the dry craft in plying illicit cargoes from Belieze, Honduras, to the United States. WASHINGTON, March 23. The coast guardsmen who sank the British schooner I'm Alone with gunfire off the Louisiana coast late yesterday were "entirely within their rights," and will be backed to the limit, it was asserted here today, by Rear Admiral F. C. BH-, lard, commandant of the U. S.' Coast Guard. Meanwhile, the State Department was anticipating an inquiry from the British government concerning the facts in the case, although none had been made this forenoon. HOOVER TO HEAR REBELS' VERSION OF REVOLUTION By United Press JUAREZ, Chihuahua, Mexico, March 23. Determined to present to President Hoover and the United States Government the cause and aims of the revolutionary movement in Mexico, a commission appointed by Gen. J. G. Escobar, commander-in-chief of the rebels, was on its way today to Washington. Heading the commission was Gerzyn Ugarte, former private secretary to President Carranza and special envoy to South America. Members of the commission said President Hoover will be told the Turn to Page Four , i Delay Argument in Witchcraft Cases Bv United Press YORK, March 23. Arguments for a new trial in the case of two of York's three withcraft murderers, set for Monday, again will be delayed. John Curry, 15, and John Bly-myer, 33, convicted of the murder and sentenced to life imprisonment, are asking for a new trial, while Wilbert Hess, convicted of second-degree rnurder, has not appealed. Judge Henry L. Nues will not be in York Monday and it will be impossible to hear the arguments until he returns. Will Leave Reichstag, and Countess Hella von Bradenstein Zeppelin. Others aboard the Graf will be Minister of Justice Koch; Paul Loebe, president of the Reichstag, and former Minister of Transportation von Guerard, ' , Since the French restricted the trans-France route to the high mountains and the English forbade flying over Egyptian soil, Dr. Hugo Eckener, had of the Zeppelin works, may decide to fly over Austria, directly to Palestine, aN though special stamps show th Zeppelin over the pyramids. This trip has been designated as the first aerial "joy ride" in his tory. The cruise is expected to last about four days.

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