The Evening News from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on February 6, 1928 · Page 1
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rsn JV w Jl ma WEATHER: Cloudy tonight; rain tomorrow; wanner. NUMBER 3403 fWiS'gS&ZJSSS. ' HARRISBURG, PENNA., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, '1928ftBu5pt KrAlES I Ml Mural Hi CRUSHED TO DEATH IN EXCAVATION GREENSBURG, Feb. 6. Caught in a fall of dirt and rock while working in an excavation here today, Edward Folk, 52, a stone mason, was crushed to death. TWO BURNED IN MYSTERY BLAST SHARON, Feb. 6. John Kiko, 42, and his wife, Mary, 37, were in a hospital here today seriously burned as a result of a mysterious explosion at their home. WOUNDED BY BULLET AS HE WORKS PITTSBURGH, Feb. 6. Grant Shaner, 60, garage proprietor of Harwick, near here, was shot and seriously wounded today while at work. His assailant escaped. ARCHITECT ENDS LIFE BY GAS WINCHESTER, Mass., Feb. 6. Henry M. Haven, Boston architect, who was one of those technically indicted in connection with the collapse of the Pikwick Night Club building, and the loss of fifty-five lives in 1925, took his life by inhaling illuminating gas at his home here today, according to police. BUILDING DESTROYED IN $40,000 FIRE . HASTINGS, Feb. 6. A two-story frame building, occupied by three business establishments and apartments, was destroyed by fire here today. No one was reported injured. Property loss was estimated at Wins Divorce Suit Against Ten-Cent Store Magnate Introduce Records to Strengthen Claim That Young Killer Is Crazy By United Press COURTROOM, LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6. The defense cross-examined state alienists today, scoring repeatedly against the experts tesr tifying that William Edward Hickman is sane. ' In an attack on the statements of Dr. Victor Parkin, former member of the lunacy commission of Los Angeles County, the defense ' introduced records of cases the witness had committed to the Pat-ton Asylum. After maneuvering Doctor Parkin into a position where he admitted that Hickman might be a "constitutional psychopathic inferiority" type, Defense Attorney Richard Cantillon began questioning Doctor Parkin on his own records. Doctor Parkin previously had said the lunacy commission did not commit a "constitutional psychopathic inferiority" to an asylum, but his records indicated, a case of y 1 $40,000. Millersburg Man Granted Divorce After Legal Fight of 3 Years After a three-year legal battle mm Recount Is Begun Today in Wilson-Vare Contest YOUTHS NABBED IN SHACK ADMIT SEVERAL THEFTS Alfred Lutz, 17, who was residing at the home of . Mrs. Sarah Hess, at 1315 Bartine street, and a 14-year-old companion were arrested by City Detective Joseph Rineer yesterday in a shack at Fourth and Kelker streets, after neighbors grew suspicious of the activities of" the boys and complained to the police. The youths confessed to a number of petty thefts, including the stealing of a blanket and light from an automobile, the foraging of several ice boxes for food and several bottles of milk. Lutz said that he was compelled to leave the Hess home and, not having any other place to go, decided to utilize the shack. The younger boy assisted him in moving his belongings and in obtaining food, he said. Veteran Fireman Falls Dead Fighting Blaze Bu United Press ' PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 6. A veteran fireman fell dead from heart disease PRICE TWO CENTS LANDS ON FIELD NAMED FOR U. S. MARINE; HAVANA IS NEXT FLIGHT PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 6. Col. Charles A., Lindbergh landed at the United States marine flying field here at 1.51 p. m. today his last intermediate stopping place on his long, triumphant good-will tour toward the . Pan-American conference at Havana. A frenziedly enthusiastic crowd, the most incongruous of his long flight, awaited the American flier. American marines, in occupation here, mingled with- officials and wondering 'natives from the in-teridr some of them from districts where the dread secret voodoo magic is not only believed in but practiced. , The landing was made at a field named after an American marine Bourne Field. Lindbergh's arrival was a repetition of the others of his tour the greatest occasion in years for the country and the greatest reception ever given a foreigner. , It was estimated 100,000 people were at the field or along the route to the home of American' High Commissioner Russell, where Lindbergh was to be a guest until his departure Wednesday for Havana. - - ROBBERS VISIT HOME OF STATE POLICE OFFICER I . Although police reported that only eight homes were visited by ! Harrisburg's house-to-house rob bers last night, it was learned through other sources that the residence of Maj. C. M. Wilhelm, deputy superintendent of State police, at 2335 Derry street, and a number of other houses in Derry street, near his home, were also visited by the burglars. At the Wilhelm home the intru ders narrowly escaped being caught by the State Police officer shortly after 2 p. m. Members of the iamuy were awakened by a report like a pistol shot, made when the lock on the kitchen window was snapped. Finds Door Open Hurrying downstairs, Major Wilhelm found that the intruders had fled through the kitchen door, which was found standing open, 1 ! Turn to Page Two HEMAWEI WILL IS FILED HERE The Harrisburg Hospital, Polyclinic Hospital and the American Hospital in Tripoli, Syria, are named beneficiaries in the will of Kamel Hemawei, of 3232 North Second street, who died suddenly in Havana, Cuba, on January 28. He left . an estate estimated at $50,000. Ahmed T. Hewawei, of Steelton, a brother, receives the income from a $20,000 . trust fund. After his death the income is to go to the widow of Kamel Hemawei, and after her death the principal will he divided equally between the Harrisburg and Polyclinic Hospitals. . The income from another trust fund of $10,000 will be paid to a sister, Sharaf Saleh, of Tripoli, Syria. After her death, the principal will be paid to her children, or, if she leaves no children, to the American Hospital in Tripoli. The remainder of the estate is given to the widow, who is named co-executor with the Common wealth Trust Company. Hemawei was one of the builders of the William Penn Hotel. He retired several years ago. , ADMITS HE SET FIRE BROOKLIYN, Feb. 6. George Fleiger, 16, confessed he set lire to an apartment house, hoping the flames would spread to an adjacent office building and destroy the offices of a concern whose employes had teased him. ; Elmer D. Keiter, of near Millersburg, was granted a divorce today from Verna M. Keiter, of Berrys-burg. The husband alleged cruelty. Mrs. Keiter contested the divorce. Because his wife was cruel to him on. his wedding day, Albert IRicth, of Harrisburg, R. D. 4, was given-a divorce from Margaret E. Rieth, of Lancaster. The first anniversary of their marriage will be February 15. Under a decree awarded Mrs. Ruth M. McKeLvey, of ZXS, Herr street, William F. McKelvey is prohibited from marrying Mrs. Mabel Maxwell, of this city, in this State. Mrs. Maxwell is named co-respondent in the suit. Cruelty and infidelity were alleged by Mrs. McKelvey. Five other divorce suits in which decrees were granted today, conditional on the payment of the court costs are: Mary B. Kasper, 1624 State street, against Joseph F. Kasper, Baltimore, cruelty; Samuel M. Mazzy, 508 Reily street, against Nettie Mazzy, Philadelphia; desertion; Rose A. Hoover, 251 North street, against Owen J. Hoover, 654 Schuylkill street, desertion; John D. Frenie, 1307 North Third street, against Catherine Frenie, 1607 Susquehanna street, desertion; John E. O'Brien, 109 North Second street, against Alva N. O'Brien, Spokane, Wash. THREE DROWN IN SUBMERGED CAR Bv United Press OAKLAND, Maine, Feb. 6. Three women were drowned here when they attempted to cross the thin ice of Mess'alonske Lake in an automobile. , Mrs. Eugene W. Strong, 40; Mrs. Harry Ware, 35, and Miss Natalie Cole, 25, all of Waterville, were drowned in eighteen feet of water when the car crashed through the ice. Brett Morse, 35, also of Waterville, crawled from the submerged machine, came to the surface, and was rescued by the husbands of Mrs. Strong and Mrs. Ware. Morse was driving the automobile at the time of the accident. t .1 " A- Of- MRS. DORIS International Xeies Service NEW YORK, Feb. 6. Mrs. Doris-M. Kresge today in Supreme Court won the right to a divorce from her husband, Sebastian S. Kresge, multi-millionaire ten-cent store magnate and Anti-Saloon League backer. , A jury, following brief consideration of the charges of misconduct against Kresge, five of them concerning Gladys Adele Fish, returned a verdict against Kresge, who had not contested the action. Justice Tierney was expected later today to enter an order granting Mrs. Kresge an interlocutory decree. Mrs. Kresge was not awarded alimony because she and her husband reached a property settlement before the action was begun. Spectators were startled at the hearing when Justice Tierney was heard to say: "Hypocrisy!" The comment was .made when counsel for Mrs. Kresge, answering an inquiry on the part of the court, explained that the defendant was the wealthy chain-store operator and that he had recently gained wide notice by a heavy donation to the Anti-Saloon League. This came after witnesses had told of finding Kresge with Miss Fish in the apartment he alleged they maintained as "Mr. and Mrs. Jones," and after a detective told of trailing the capitalist from a Methodist church direct to a rendezvous with Miss Fish. I At 7V-. TUG ABANDONS SEARCH FOR TEN ADRIFT ON ICE By United Press CLEVELAND, Feb. 6. Observers in an airplane, chartered by the Cleveland ' Press, today failed to find any trace of the ten fishermen reported -marooned on an ice floe after a four-hour flight along the southern shore of Lake Erie. By United Press BUFFALO, Feb. 6. After bucking savage ice floes along the Canadian shore of Lake Erie, the tug Edward -E., manned by coast fuardsmen under command of Capt. 'aul H. Forner, returned to its base today, where the report was made 4hat no trace could be found of the ten fishermen who have been stranded on an ice field since yesterday afternoon. Patrols of coast guardsmen during the night scanned the Canadian and American shores for signs of life from the lost men, but found nothing but ice fields devoid of life. Sea of Ice Drifts Lake Erie today was a veritable sea of ice drifts and the fate of Torn to Tage Thirteen CHARGES BECK WAS ELECTED BY SPECIAL GROUP By United Press WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. Seating of Representative James M. Beck, Republican, Pennsylvania, would open the way for establishing in Congress a "highly intellectual" group, having nomes here, who would be employed by special interests to shape legislation, Representative Kent, Democrat, Pennsylvania, said today. Kent was submitting his final argument before a House Elections Committee in the contest brought on the jrround that Beck is not an inhabitant of Pennsylvania. Kent said Beck is guilty of no wrong-doing, but that he is a resident of Washington, not Pennsylvania. If the precedent is broken in Beck's case, Kent said he could visualize a situation where a group J of men living here would be controlled by persons and corporations whose 6ole interest would be to shape legislation in particular ways." "Such a condition would, without doubt, eventually bring about a dissolution of this powerful government," Kent said. Kent added that former Representative James M. Hazlett, brother-in-law of Senator-elect Vare, of Pennsylvania, had held his seat in Congress, after being made recorder of deeds, until ten or eleven days before the general election in order that no possible opposition could be made against Beck. Nomination papers must be filed at least thirty days before an election. ; "All this goes to prove that Mr. Beck was designated as the legatee of Mr. Vare's Beat," Kent said. This plan could not be worked out in 1926, Kent said, because of "the te rrific opposition" which developed against 'Vare's primary expenditures. . To Pass on Camp Hill Country Club Project Camp Hill citizens are considering establishment of a country club and interested parties will meet tomorrow night in their high school auditorium to try to raise $16,000 which, it is believed, will finance the initial undertaking. An option has been obtained on the seventy-acre Gross farm, north of Thirty-second street, Camp Hill, with a view to establishing a club there if the proposition receives the necessary encouragement. One of "Dolly Sisters" 7 Wins Half a Million PARIS, Feb. 6.i-Jenny Dolly, one of the famous "Dolly Sisters," has won half a million dollars at Monte Carlo within the past three weeks, according to reports received here today. Miss Dolly had a streak of luck at baccarat. that kind had been sent to Patton Asylum. By United Press COURTROOM, LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6. The trial of William Edward Hickman became enmeshed in medical terms today as Dr. Paul Bowers, state alienist, resumed the stand. William Edward Hickman is suffering from autographia and not dermatographia, as had been indicated in a test in the courtroom Saturday, Doctor Bowers said. Simply Nervous Condition ' While dermatographia is a symptom of dementia praecox, autographia is simply a nervous, condition that may be found in normal persons, Doctor Bowers testified as the state attempted to break down the effect of the test made on the slayer. Dr. H. E. Schorr, formerly con-Turn to Page Twenty-two in two aisles in the chamber, one of the largest in the building. The feminine counters swept Tnto" Ihe roomTTTheydoTTed their hats and coats and shivered. They summoned Ripley and Sen. Charles A. Waterman; Republican, of Colorado, chairman or the sub-committee. Also a messenger was dispatched for Col. Edmund P. Thayer, secretary of the Senate. "Proceed," Says Senator Reed Meanwhile the attentuated Sen. Jim Reed, long cigar held on the starboard side of his mouth, emerged from his office on the fourth floor, followed by the three supervisors, Ripley, Robert Carson, former Philadelphia magistrate, and representative of Mr. Wilson; and County Commissioner Harry Kuenzel, of Philadelphia, chief watcher for Vare. Senator Reed walked down a hallway to a room at one corner. Opening the door, he revealed Turn to Page Thirteen Larry Semon, Movie Comedian, Is "Broke" By United Press ,LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6. Larry Semon, film comedian, not only is "broke" but is in debt to that extent of $80,000, he asserted when cited to explain why he failed to pay a court judgment of $293 awarded the Reliable Collection Agency in connection with an insurance premium. Semon attributed his financial difficulties to failure of motion pictures he had produced. Last Mexican Veteran Of War With U. S. Dies MEXICO CITY, Feb. 6. Capt Antonio Rincon Gallardo, the last Mexican veteran of the American-Mexican War of 1847, is dead here. He was 94 years old and had enlisted at the age of 13 in the national guard formed to resist the American invasion. He took part in the battle of Churubusco and later in life fought with Porfirio Diaz against the French. ganization and it will be conducted by technical experts, trained in the work, who will be under the direction of Mark G. Holtzman, secretary of the System. Grover C. Frantz, chairman of the Chamber's industrial committee, regards this analytical study the first step in determining means for industrial development. Good Results "The Chamber has accomplished a surprising amount of good results with its industrial promotion work," Chairman Frantz declared. "It has materially assisted several Turn to Page Twenty-two WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. While Senator Jim Reed's "slush committee" was moving swiftly today with jt.s investigation of Philadelphia election methods, the sub-committee of the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee, appointed to conduct of a recount of the Vare-Wilson ballots, continued idle. After postponing the recount ' from this morning until this afternoon, the sub-committee decided, after another pow-wow, not to start it until tomorrow morning. In the meanwhile, the Jim Reed committee had completed its examination of registration, voters' check and tally lists and other papers employed in the first ten divisions of the First Ward of Philadelphia in the senatorial general election of November 2, 1926. While the sub-committee was marking time, ostensibly because of the resignation of Leon Ripley, a New Hampshire lawyer and politician, from the post of supervisor of the recount, the Jim Reed committee plunged into the second ten divisions of the First Ward of l.'hiladelphia this afternoon. No announcement was made of whatever disclosures of election ir-' regularities were discovered in the first ten divisions of this ward. An atmosphere of secrecy was carefully preserved. WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. Developments in William B. Wilson's contest for William S. Vare's seat in the U. S. Senate today were: "Slush fund" committee began examination of registration lists and tally sheets of Philadelphia election districts. Privileges and Elections sub-Committee postponed beginning of recount of Allegheny and Philadelphia ballots from 10 a. m. to 2 f p. m., because of cold room and shivering girl counters. Leon D. Ripley, of New Hamp-sire, resigned as chief tabulator of recount. Vare filed an answer to Wilson's petition, denying conspiracy to falsify Pennsylvania senatorial election in 1926, and describing Wilson challenge as "cowardly attack and 'wanton assault.' " About twenty pine tables, each twenty by three feet, and resting on wooden trestles, were arranged -fi it : " M. KRESGE ' THREE CHANGES ARE ADOPTED IN FOOTBALL RULES By United Press' NEW YORK, Feb. '6.-rThree important corrective changes in the football rules for 1928 were announced today by the National Football Rules Committee. - They are: 1. The .lateral pass . rule was amended so that any backward pass (except a pass from the snapper back) which is clearly thrown a distance of approximately two yards, and not merely handed to another player, if it hits the ground is a free ball, but is dead at the point of recovery. 2. The fumbled punt rule was amended so that the kicker's side may recover any muffed punt or any ball which may be fumbled during the course of a run back, but may not advance the ball beyond point of recovery. 3. The screened pass rule was amended so that no player of the side which makes a forward pass who has crossed the line of scrimmage shall interfere with an opponent until the ball has been touched except in an actual attempt to catch or bat the ball himself. road, including the F. II. Davis, John W. Reily estate, Lesley Mc-Creath and W. F. Martin homes, as well as buildings of the Martin Construction Company, the commissioners here insisted on shifting the road eastward, so as to avoid taking those houses and the State engineers agreed . to make that change. . 120-Foot Right-of.Way The new concrete river road will be thirty feet wide with a 120-foot right-of-way extending down to the river edge. ' Highspire-Middletowri Road In this same session the county commissioners also agreed with the State engineers to pay the land Turn to Page Twenty-two 1 100 Episcopal Women Will Attend Auxiliary Meetings land another was injured early today during a fire which caused $25,000 damage to the home of R. R. Fernow, Cynwy-a. Joseph L. Cox, 65, collapsed and died as he waa helping to couple hoBe. Fire captain William Super was badly cut by flying glass. MORE MONEY FOR SCHOOLS WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. Cities of the United States are steadily increasing the amount of money put into public school education, the Department of Commerce reports. The rate of increase is much more rapid than for other municipal expenses. HANGS SELF WITH SCARF LONG ISLAND CITY, N. Y Feb. 6. Using his own scarf, Warren Jackson, accused of hitting a friend on the head with a brick, hanged himself in a jail cell. St. Stephen's Dr. Oscar F. R. Treder, rector of St Stephen's. At a business ses sion at 9.15 o'clock Mrs. H. G. Hartman, of Lancaster, will give the president's address and Mrs. John C. Kunkel, of Harrisburg, will make the response. The Rev. Dr Treder will make an address of welcome. Reports of committees will be read. Mrs. M. C Adams, president of the provincial auxiliary, will talk on the--auxiliary's work at 10.15 o'clock. Mrs. E. L. Herndon will give her second lecture at 11.15 o'clock. At noon the Rev. Archibald M. J udd, executive secretary of the diocese, will conduct prayers. v Mrs. Reed, a missionary to Liberia, will talk at the closing session Wednesday afternoon. Elections will be held and resolutions acted upon at this session. Bishop and Mrs. Darlington will be hosts at a tea at the See House, Wednesday afternoon, following adjournment of the auxiliary. All Riverside Buildings as Far as Fort Hunter to Be Razed to Widen Driveway Plans Made for Complete Industrial Survey In Harrisburg Two Days at One liiinflrpd Hlpratp frnm the TTni-riehiiro TlinrPRA will ntteriH thft twenty-third annual meeting of the woman's Auxiliary to xne iMaijonai Council of the Episcopal Church, which will convene in St Stephen's Episcopal Church here tomorrow afternoon. The auxiliary will be in session until late Wednesday afternoon. Afro V.. T, TTcrndon. educational secretary of the Diocese of Bethle hem, will speak at the opening ses-cJr.n ut 3 3ft n'rWk tomorrow. The Rev. Paul Atkins, of York, will conduct the quiet hour at 4.30 o'clock. Committees will organize and nominations will be' made at 5.30. Tomorrow evening at 8 o clock Riahnn .Tamps W. Darlinirton and tka Rr Rpv. nr. Frank W. Sterrett Mshop coadjutor of the diocese of Bethlehem, will speaK at a missionary mass meeting. PntYimnniATi will he corullirtpd Wednesday morning at 7.30 o'clock by Bishop Darlington and the Rev. All properties on the west side of the river road, between the northern city limits and the lower end of Fort Hunter, including a church, several dwellings, road houses and gasoline filling stations, will be razed this year under the State's plan, agreed to today by the Dauphin County Commissioners, for building a concrete primary highway between the city and the Dauphin Narrows. . The county commissioners' agreement in the proposition carries the obligation lor the county to pay the damages incident to the condemnation of the real estate in the path of the right of way. At Fort Hunter, where the State had proposed taking additional properties on the river side of the As a means of determining how Harrisburg is situated with respect to number and location of possible factory sites and to determine also what types of industry this city , Is best able to accommodate, the Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce announces today it has engaged the Hockenbury System of this city to make a complete industrial survey here. - In addition to showing the community's possibilities, the study also will give the Chamber a complete picture of existing industrial enterprises. This survey, which begins immediately, is the 406th undertaken by the Hockenbury or

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