The Circleville Herald from Circleville, Ohio on March 29, 1940 · Page 1
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The Circleville Herald WORLD, NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS BY INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE WEATHER n Showers; colder tonight; fair and colder Saturday. Two TelepHom FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NUMBER 77. CIRCLEVILLE. OHIO, FRIDAY, MARCH 29, THREE CENTS, WELLES' REPORT TO F. D. DEEP SECRET Sumner Welles Happy to be Home T AUGHING merrily, Sumner Welles, under secretary of state, happy to ho home from Ills arduous fact-finding tour of western European capitals, is .interviewed by ships' news reporters in New York. Nazis Say British Air Force Falsifying Facts Of German Area Raiding NEW YORK, March 29 Discrepancies between German and Allied claims legaiding military engagements can be explained by the alleged court maitial and suicide of a British aviator, accused of giving false repoits of air successes, it was asserted today In a German broadcast intercepted by the Columbia Broadcasting System. (EDITOR'S NOTE: The International News Service London buieau leported that the London Daily Mail on March 20 reported that Wing Commander Richard Blomfield committed suicide by gas at his Fain-horough home and that he died without knowing the decision of a FATHER ADMITS KILLING INFANT FOUND IN SACK PHILADELPHIA, March 29-Crackmg under the strain of per sistent questioning, Michael Meni-chella confessed today that he kill ed his infant daughter with butcher knife because the "witches made me," detectives said. The purported confession of the 40-year-old relief worker, who for 24 nours had insisted stoutly that "witches and a big black dog" were responsible for the murder of his 16-dny-old daughter, Beatrice, was disclosed by Detective Sergeant Daniel Cronm. The child's body her head almost severed was found in a sack in a coal bin of her home by patrolmen shortly after the Meni-chellas reported the baby kidnaped. COLLECTION DAY Tomorrow will be regular collection day for The Dally Herald carriers. Please have your change ready. OUR WEATHEP MAM I.OI'AI. Thursday High, U. court martial which he faced three weeks previously. Findings at th lime of Blomfield's death wcr net promulgated and the Daily Mail made no mention of the charges against him. (An air ministry spokesman stated that the trial was held in Camera and that the charges not made public. He declined further comment.) The broadcast, directed to "Am erican listeners," cited what it said was an aiticle in the London Daily Mail regarding the British airman. Here, in part, is the German broadcast: "The London Daily newspaper Daily Mail printed the sensational report today that a British flight commander, Richard Craham Bromfield, committed suicide hi his cell while awaiting the verdict of his court martial. . , . "Flight Commander Bromfield was arrested a short time ago chaiged with having submitted to the air ministry false repoits concerning alleged successes scored in the Bay of Helgoland against German war planes. "The report submitted to his superiors after returning from the Bay of Helgoland boasted of successes that had never taken place, of destroyed German planes that had never flown out and of bomb ing achievements which were the product of imagination. "Following the trial of the court martial, Flight Commander Richard Graham Bromfield killed himself in his cell by taking poison. Meanwhile the Daily Mail has seized the occasion to point out recent simialar cases. One in particular has aroused considerable attention in London. A Royal Air Force officer, D. P. C. P. Wood, was dismissed from the Royal Air Force a short time ago for submitting reports of spectacular air dories which were later-found to have been Invented by him. . . . American radio listeners can rest assured that before long the screpancy between the Geiman gh command's naval bulletins and those issued by Mr. Winston Churchill In all probability will ex pose the same sensntional explanation as the one that has now exposed Sir Klngsley Wood's (Brlt- sh air secretary) spectacular vic tories in the air to be pure fic- CCC JOINS HUNT FOR COON REICHLEY A 6 ED HOCKING 'SANTA GLAUS' MISSING MONTH 30 Enrollees Join Sheriff Joe Farbeann In Effort To Find Clues SON EXPRESSES WORRY Search Of Home Fails To Reveal Evidence Of Whereabouts LOGAN, O., March 29 Thirty CCC enrollees, aided by Sheriff Joe Farbeann, today took up the search in the deep hollows of the Hocking Parks district for some clue to the disappearance of Conrad H. (Coon) Reichley, 76 Reichley, who has a large flowing white beard, played Santa Claus in Logan every Christmas. Ho has been missing since March 7. In an inteiview of Ranger S. A. Reichley, Old Man's cave, a Logan newspaper was given all the facts concerning the disappearance that he could muster. He had made a trip to Roseville, Crooksville and Zanesville earlier in the week but none of the relatives or friends had seen the aged man in those cities. Telephone calls to other . rounding towns and cities have failed to furnish a clue as to his whereabouts. He had told the ranger son that he planned to visit another son, William, of Columbus on Maich 24, but a call there disclosed he had not been Is Widely Known Marked by his gray locks and I flowing white beard, he was lenown by thousands in this dis-I trict. No reports have been received from any of his acquaint- who have joined in the efl'oit to find "Santa Claus" and he is known to them, since he started to portray that character in Logan some yeais ago during the holiday season. The fact that the aged man failed to have his name listed among the Republican candidates for central committeeman from Benton Township made the son apprehensive last week. He had circulated his petition and was planning to present it to the (Continued on Page Four) YOUTHFUL CRIME RING BROKEN UP AFTER KILLING PORTSMOUTH, March 29 State police today expressed the belief that an incipient juvenile crime wave in southwestern Ohio counties was broken up by the arrest of three Wilmington youths whose companion was accidentally killed in a quick getaway after a robbery. Patrol Corp. John W. Brooks said the three boys, Robert Abbott, 18; Orville Hampton, 20, and William Harrison, 17, have confessed robbing William McKee, a West Union grocery truck driver, of $150 Monday night in a care fully planned -holdup. A fourth youth, John Baldwin, , va3 mortally wounded, Brooks said, when Abbott recklessly tossed a shotgun into the bandit car, the impact discharging the weapon and fatally wounding Baldwin. The wounded youth was aban doned on the doorstep of a West Union physician but was dead when the doctor found him. His (Continued on Page Four) MRS. JOHN EITEL DIES Mrs Carrie May Eltcl, widow of John Eitel, died Friday t 1:15 p. m. at the home of her on, Charles, 517 North Pickaway Street. Mrs. Eitel, who had been ralyzed for the last 12 years, had been critically 111 for the last 10 days. Funeral arrangements ill be announced Saturday, Cooking School Comes To Close Memorial Hall Crowded For Final Session Of Event; 1,000 Present Thursday; Home Economics Classes In Attendance Climaxing one of the finest events of its kind ever conducted in this commuhity the third and final progiam of the 1940 Cooking School, sponsored by The Dally Herald and the Ohio Fuel Gas Co., was presented Fiiday afternoon in Memorial Hall before a capacity crowd of enthusiastic honiemakers. For an hour and a half the audience witnessed a novel program of EXPLOSION ENDS LIVES OF FOUR Lawrence County, Family Loses Father, Three Youngsters IRONTON, March 29 Ray Leedy, a hrickworker, and three of his children were burned to death today when a stove explosion ignited their home at Bloom Switch, 20 miles noith of Ironton. His wife and two other children were burned severely and were in critical condition in Portsmouth hospital. r Mi. According to Coroner W. W. Lynd, who conducted an inquiry at the site, the family was trapped when the stove exploded as Lcedy attempted to light it. Mrs. Leedy was burned when she attempted to rescue her children. GERMANS CLAIM; SIX MERCHANT SHIPS DAMAGED BERLIN, March 29 Six mer chant vessels were damaged, a seventh was set on fire and a patrol boat was sunk by German warplanes which bombed a British convoy near the Shetland Islands last night, the German high command announced today. (The British admiralty contended only one German plane participated in the attack and that no damage resulted.) Details regarding the attack were contained in the German war communique, which stated: "There was nothing particular on the Western Front. "The German air foice which attacked a British convoy off the Shetland Islands damaged six merchant ships, set fire to one merchantman and sank one patrol boat." A previous announcement said the German planes also attacked a French destroyer in the English Channel. The attack was carried out last night despite adverse weather conditions, according to the announcement, which added: "The German battle planes dispersed the convoy, hitting several ships with bombs. All the Ger man planes returned undamaged to their bases. "Reconnoitering continued throughout the day over the North Sea, Britain and France, yielding valuable results despite strong defensive action. Two reconnoitering planes failed to return to their home bases." F. D., JR. PAYS $13.50 ON SPEEDING CHARGE WILMINGTON, Del., March 29 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., son of the President, left $13.50 fine and costs here today after plead ing guilty to charges of speeding on Glasgow Road enroute to New York. Young Roosevelt was picked up by Private William Leach and taken before Magistrate William B. Davis, of New Castle, "There is no excuse for It, but 1 was in a hurry for an appointment In New York and did not rea lize the speed," Davis quoted him as saying. food preparation which produced an array of attractive servings that drew long applause. "After Hours in the Kitchen" title of the third day session was a fitting climax to a successful event. The hall was beautifully decorated by the Brehmer Gieen-houses. The list of awards made at the final session of the School will be announced in Saturday's Daily Herald. More than 1,000 persons were present for Thursday's session including Home Economics classes of Monroe and Scioto schools. Washington Township sent its class to the Wednesday session and Jackson Township attended Friday. Groceiy bags were awarded Thursday to Mrs. Simon Peters, Stoutsville; Altha Ella Dumm, South Washington Street; Mis. Wilbeit Turney, 201 East Mill Street; Mrs. Carl Burger, 590 East Main Street, Mrs. George Shook, Route 5; Mrs. George Mes-sick, Ashville; Mrs. Claience Dean, Route 2; Mrs. Glenn Hines, 153 Walnut Street; Mrs. Russell Jones, 146 East High Street; Iona Niles, Route 5; Mrs. Jack Mes-slek, Ashville; Mrs. Floicnrr Heffner, Route 2; Mrs. Maivin Hinton, Lockbourne, Route 1; Mrs. Wendell Evans, New Holland; Mis. Richard Fellmeth, 135 Fast Union Street. Those receiving Grand Theatie tickets were Mrs. Jack Jonas, 13S West Main Street; Mrs. H. C. Hines, Ashville, Route 2; Mis. Roy Fiaunfelter, Kingston, Route l; Mrs. Evelyn Wilson, 202 Logan Street; Mrs. D. R. Pfoutz, East Franklin Street; Special awards include oven-ware platter, Mrs. Melvm Mett-ler, 335 East Main Street; box of candy from Wiltich's, Mrs. Harry Trump, Route 3; kitchen set from (Continued on Page Four) MAYOR AND CHIEF WARN AUTO DRIVERS, CYCLISTS ABOUT TAGS DEADLINE Mayor William B. Cady and Police Chief William McCrady issued a final waining Friday that arrest for failure to display 1940 license plates on automobiles on April 1 will result in fines of 523. Anyone operating a motor vehicle without such plates, whether owner or driver will be subject to arrest. Chief McCrady also warned boys that bicycle license tag sales will close Saturday and he urged all boys owning bicycles to apply for their tags early. "June Mad", Junior Class Play, Provides Highly Entertaining Evening at School By Lyall Crydi "June Mad", the delightful three act comedy presented Thursday by a splendid cast of members of the Junior class of Circleville High School, kept the capacity audience roaring with laughter during the entire evening. The fast moving play practically made heads spin with the effort to get the snappy lines. Each character was absorbed in a problem. As the solutions to these were worked out, the youthful actors ran true to type in a manner which left nothing to be desired by the highly entertained audience. All acts of the play toolc place in tho living room of the Woods' home in Lynbrook, a small town in the Mlddlewest, the action, of Uvo FATE OF TRADE TREATIES RESTS ON VIC DONANEY Ohio Senator May Decide Reciprocal Issue Now Before Congress INFORMED POLLS HEARD One Says That New Deal Has Sufficient Support To Win Approval WASHINGTON, March 29 Tall, grey-haired Vic Donahey of Ohio, who keeps his own counsel and is retiring from politics this summer, was "spotted" today as perhaps the key man in the impending senate -votes on the Roosevelt-Hull reciprocal trade treaty piogram. So evenly were opposing lines drawn that both sides admitted Senator Donahey, a Democrat, might cast the deciding ballot on the Pittman amendment requiring senate ratification of the trade pacts. Neither side professed to ltnow the Ohio senator's decision. A unanimous consent agreement scheduled the roll-call ou the Pittman amendment at 4 p. m. s Adoption of the ratification measure would effectually negate the entire tieaty program, if the house concurred. Its rejection would point to unhampered adoption of the pending resolution to extend the treaty law three years beyond its June 12 expiration dale. The house already has ap-pioved extension. Vic In .Middle Two polls legurded as "informed" circulated the senate as the vital vote neaied. With (Continued on Pago Four) MONEY OF PEN, CONVICTS TAKEN AT STATE FARM LONDON, Maich 29 The Madison County prosecutor has been asked by Superintendent W. F. Amiine to investigate with a view to grand juiy action charges that state funds and those of prisoner s at the London prison farm have been embezzled by convicts, it was disclosed today. Reports of shortages have been current for some tune and, ac-coiding to the superintendent, they were veufied by state examiners. An investigation was prompted by complaints of prisoners to the state welfare department that they were not credited with all the money to which they were entitled. The shortage was said to approximate S1200. It also was revealed that Thad D. Plummer, of Putnam County, who was released last June on paiole, has been returned to the prison farm on the basis of facts uncovered during the investigation. Plummer was returned soon after Attorney General Thomas J. (Continued on Pago Four) plot being confined to three June days of one week. Penny Wood, the daughter of the house, a slightly moonstruck, 'teenage girl, was very convincing in her thrills of happiness and doldrums of disappointments during the course of the plot. Chuck Harris, who built himself a glider, had youthful troubles involving a father with little sympathy for his hobby, and a case on Penny, who was for the moment attracted by Roger Van Vleck, a college friend of her uncle, G. Mervyn Roberts. Van Vleck, a fast worker, had a s-pcclal line which he used on the 'women'. Mrs. Wood, the mother, passed her time helping everyone, especially Effie the cook, who never could get her meals prepared for Attacks Dewey pHARGING that Thomas A. Dewey, New York district attorney, showed an "utter lack of sympathy with traditional American foreign policy," Representative George H. Tinkham (R) of Massachusetts, only bearded congressman, declares ho believes Dewey unfitted to become the Republican candidate tor the presidency. 27 Taken To Homes In South Two Families On Relief Removed By County To Legal Residences Removal of 27 additional per sons from . Pickaway County to their legal residences in Kentucky and West Virginia was completed Thursday by the Pickaway County relief office working in conjunction wjth the sheriff's office. The move was made in an effort to relieve the county's relief load. Twenty-two of the persons carted away are members o one family, residing in one house on a Wayne Township farm for the last several months. They include grandparents, parents, children and in-laws, five of the group being adults and the other 17 children. They were taken to Greenup, Ky., where D. H. Marcy, relief director, said they legally belong. The other five persons were taken to Huntington, W. Va. from Wayne Township also. Maicy said that removal of these 27 boosts the total of persons restored to their legal residences to more than 250 in the last several years. The removals are made in trucks for which the county pays the expense. "But the expense is a minor item compared with the amount these non-resident reliefers cost the county," Marcy said. He was assisted Thursday by Deputy Sheriff Earl Weaver. 134 MINERS REPORTED KILLED IN CHINESE PIT TOKYO, March 29 At least 131 miners were reported killed and 159 were injured today by a coal mine explosion at Tsingtsing, China. Another 70 men were reported missing. the additional guests appearing just as the family was ready to be seated. Effie's real problem, however, was the adjustment of her slip. Playing the part of the general factotum of the house, Elmer Tuttlc was so thoroughly in character that he almost stole the show, much as the audience was intrigued by the love interest of the plot. Milly Lou, the problem child who 'hung around', made life miserable for Roger Van Vleck with her attentions. Dr. Wood was the busy physl-clan, leaving all home problems to his wife. Mr. Karris presented a real showing as the puzglcd widower left with two children to bring up. Not alone- did he face tho (Continued on Fage Four), POLITICOS HINT DRAMATIC MOVE TO BRING PEACE Spokesman For Executive Silent After Conference . Of Three Officials MORE TALKS PLANNED Under Secretary May Go To Georgia Retreat With The President WASHINGTON, March 29 President Roosevelt today resumed his conferences with Secretary of State Hull and Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles on the report which the astute Welles brought back from Europe's warring nations. At the same time, Mr. Roosevelt scheduled his first cabinet meeting in three weeks, recent ones having been cancelled because of a cold which kept the chief executive In bed. WASHINGTON, March 29 President Roosevelt today studied a compiehensive report on the odds of war or peace in Europe, compiled by his most astute diplomatic obseiver and based on the direct statements of the "big four" In old world politics. But whether the President would use his newly-gained information as the basis for some dramatic move in the chaotic international game was one of the most closely-guarded secrets in the history of Washington "i-fficlakTom: White House and State Department spokesmen not only refused to speculate on the President's future course themselves, but sharply warned the press against speculation. The long-awaited report of Sumner Welles, under secretary of state, on war prospects in Europe was handed to Mr. Roosevelt last night during a conference with Welles and Secretary of State Cor-dell Hull. Welles' observations were based on a month-long tour of Europe, during which he talked intimately with Chancellor Adolf Hitler of Germany, the then Premier Edouard Daladier of France, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain of Great Britain and Premier Benito Mussolini of Italy. Thus his (Continued on Page Four) KNIGHT TEMPLAR INSPECTION RITE HELD THURSDAY The annual inspection of Scioto Commandery No. ?.35, Knights Templars, by Judspn C.Kirig of Lisbon, eminent grind senior warden of the Grand 'commandery of Ohio, was conducted Thursday evenng in Masonic Temple. A short business session preceded an excellent dinner at 6.30 p. m. served by the ladies of the Eastern Star. After dinner the "Order of the Temple" was exemplified In a manner which elicited the praise of the inspecting officer and dis tinguished guests from the Grand Commandery and the following chapters, Garfield No. 28, Washington C. H.; Englewood No. 59, Chicago; Mount Vernon No. 1, Co lumbus; Lancaster No. 2, Lancas ter; Columbus No. 69, Columbus; Chillicothe No. 8, Chillieothe; St. Luke's No. 34, Newark; Calvary No. 13, Portsmouth; Logan No. 78, Logan; Miami, No. 22, Lebanon; St. John's No. 20, Youngstown, and Crusade No. 23, Mexico, Mo. A rigid inspection of uniforms and equipment by Sir Knight King preparation for the triennial conclave of the Crand Encampment of the United States to b held in Cleveland, July 13 to 19, was a feature of the opening. ST. BERNARD PUP BITES BOY; 25 STITCHES USED FOMEROY, O., Match 29 Six teen year old Don Mullen wai given anti-rabies treatment tody after being bitten and badly mtnglvd by his 165-pound St. Bernard pup. Twoivly-fivo stitch wort requir ed to clojo wounds In Dor.'i fi ricr tho hujju pUp tracked him Mlo waiting to t 'ltd. Th dff as killed.

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