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I.OGAN* OHIO, THURSDAY w £ik: ■ ' Fair and slightly * end north portions fair and slightly warmer. m 'i in west t. Friday , • Sils i 1 AND DEMOCRAT-SENTl J NEWS SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS—WORLD’S LARGEST NEWS GATHERING ORGANIZATION One Hundred 2, 19:57 PRICE THEY Here William H. Curry For the first time in the history of the International Livestock Exposition in Chicago, a "corn king” has repeated. He is William H. Curry, of Tipton, Ind. Mrs. Rosalia Karr Latest slaying to mystify authors ties is that of Mrs. Rasalia Karr, shot to death with another man in the front seat of a parked auto Mn a "lovers’ lane” near Pittsburgh. Both Mrs. Karr and her companion, William H. Forsythe, of Avalon, Pa., and the father of four children, apparently wert killed by rifie shots. Mrs. Nancy Clurk Mrs. Nancy Clark, estranged wifv of a former deputy district attorney in Los Angeles, David Clark, asserts that she knows who killed Les Bruneman, "big shot” gambler, shot to death last Oct. Police quoted Mrs. Clark as saying that an enemy of Brunema^ employed the gunmen to pit Bruneman "on the spot.” PACKAGE OBVIATES NEED EOlt CALENDAR Add another certainty to death and taxes—the arrival of Mrs. Roxie Cupp’s Christinas package on December 1 each year. Since 1931 Mrs. Cupp has received from her sister. Mrs. Ida Fallon of C hicago, III,, a Christmas package on this date—and it happened again this year. And In each of the six years, M. 8. Krown, Logan parcel post carrier, has delivered the package. Laurelville Postoffice Robber Gets 28 Years COLUMBUS MAN FOUND GUILTY IN U. S. COURT CAR THIEVES AWAIT CHILLICOTHE HEARING “Don’t Cheat On Us Alice,” Ringleader of Trio Shouts To 16-year-old Moll Awaiting Juvenile Authorities Charge of Menacing Clerk Nets Leroy Bussart 25 Years Found guilty of menacing Mrs. Florence Pontius with a .32 revolver during the holdup of the Laurelville postoffice last June 28, Leroy Bussart, Columbus insurance agent, was sentenced to 28 years in a federal penal institution by Judge Mell G. Underwood yesterday. Bussart had pleaded guilty to robbing the postoffice of $89 and a book of 88 money order blanks. He was tried yesterday and convicted by Judge Underwood on a second charge of menacing Mrs. Pontius, clerk in the postoffice, with a revolver. Conviction on the second charge carried a mandatory sentence of 25 years. Bussart got three years on the robbery charge, making total of 28 years. The terms will run consecutively. CLERK MAIN WITNESS Principal witness was Mrs. Pontius, who testified that Bussart carried a gun when ne held up up the postoffice. Introduced as evidence was the tire tape Bussart used to tie Mrs. Pontius before escaping with the loot. Bussart took the stand in his own defense to deny that he used a gun in the holdup. He had previously signed a confession, admitting that he carried a gun during the holdup. Postal inspectors who worked on the case also testified. Bussart was arrested in Detroit several weeks after the robbery when he tried to pass one of the money orders in a department store. He then used the name of John Meade, lie had previously been reported missing from his home in Columbus by his wife. He was indicted two weeks ago by a federal grand jury. Three Niles, O., youths were removed today from the ! Hocking County Jail by United States Deputy Marshals Stan- 1 ley Sparnon and Frank Brugner. They were taken to Chillicothe where they will be raigned before U. S. Commissioner Forest Claypool charges of transporting a stolen car across state lines. Still parked in front of the jail* was the car the three stole last ar- on Named Health Winners in 1937 4-H Club Contest SOBS BRIEFLY, BUTFEELSSURE OF NEW TRIAL Son, Left Behind in Cincinnati, Will Visit Mother in 3rd Floor Cell Friday night in Warren, with two bullet holes through the rear end giving mute testimony to the wild ride through Lancaster Sunday night which ended in their arrest. HOLD GIRL IN JAIL Still in jail was the 16-year-old girl, Ruth Peckens, who was with the boys in the car. As the three youths waited in the jail corridor this morning to be taken to Chillicothe, one of them. Frank Sbda, yelled to her: "Goodbye Alice, don’t cheat on us. See you in a couple of years.” There was no answer from the women’s section of the jail. She is to be turned over to juvenile authorities from Toronto, O., her home, where she was “picked up” by the boys Saturday night. Pete Polinsky, 20, ringleader of the trio, who drew police fire when he picked up a shotgun during the chase Sunday night, seemed little affected today as officers took him and his companions, Soda and James Myrno, 19, out of the local jail. A handsome youth, he walks with a pronounced limp, part, of his foot having been cut off by a street car a few years ago. o—— ------‘ HATCHET MEN WHET TOOLS IN ASSEMBLY HALL $2,831,333 Administration Budget Introduced In House Buckeye Sheriffs Linn lit* Fnrhpsirm I the governor’s original budget at tne nUllUI X <11 UCttllll | SpeCiai session last summer COLUMBUS, O., Dec. 2—(AP)— Sounds of the senate “hatchet men” whetting their weapons became audible today after the administration budget, calling for $2,831,333, had been introduced in the house. Before the senate was a supplemental bill asking only $100,000 additional for five departments next year and providing nothing for the remainder of this year. Of the total administration budget, $603,759 would be provided for the remainder of this year and $2,277,574 for next year. Sen. Emerson Campbell <D-Belmont), chairman of the senate finance committee and one of the "hatchet men” who chopped down These six boys and four girls are the new national 4-H club health champions for 1937, selected at International Livestock Exposition in Chicago. The 10 winners, chosen from 35 state champions, were declared so nearly perfect that examiners made no distinction in their scores. First row, left to right, Georgia C Poynter. 17. Livingston. Ky : Dnnnn lit Oxenter, 15, Kunkle, O.; June Modlin, 17, Beaver City, Neb. Second row, left to right. Junior Clayton, 17, Van Meter, la.; Barbara Sargeant, 15, Salem, Ore.; Junior Joyner. 17, Marlow, la. Third row, Donald R. Wielage, IS. Dorchester, Neb.; Ned Crawley, 17. Prospect, la.; Louis W. Shaipe, 17, r* Vn : Albert' W Olson. 19. Dwight, Kas. COMPROMISE ENDS 16-STATE BUS STRIKE CLEVELAND, Dec. 2 — (AP) —-Nine Greyhound bus lines resumed normal operations in 16 states today—a compromise agreement negotiated by a federal labor conciliator, ending a strike of drivers called by the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. John L. Conner, the federal labor* : -----------conciliator who flew here from LEWIS, GREEN CONFER TOD AY Fight Over Dead Horse Continues A wrangle over a dead horse continued in Common Pleas Court loday as C. D.' Fout filed an answer to an action for money put against him by William Cameron. Caineron had claimed that Fout rold him a horse for $135, that the horse had *-een warranted as sound and healthy, but died of shipping fever within two weeks after delivery. In his answer, Fout denies that he warranted the horse to he physically sound. He admits that the horse had shipping fever but says he advised Cameron against taking it home in a truck. The two men had traded teams and Cameron had pau: $150 to boot, Fout claims. Cameron asks judgment of $141. ------------o-----------VISITS SLAYER SON SANTE FE. N. M., Dec. 2—(AP)— Le.» Cassidy of Dresden, O., was here today to visit his son, W. B. Cassidy, wh6 is in the state penitentiary charged with the murder of Rose Garcia, a housemaid. ACCUSED SLAYER DIES DAYTON, O., Dec. 2-r- (AP)—Oliver Oswald, 65, who was held to the grand jury on a charge of second degree murder in the fatal shooting of Charles Snyder in a marital quarrel, died last night. was Hocking bounty Sherff Joe Far- jeann ;lected me of four ;rustees o f he Buckeye issociation at he annual convention held yesterday in association was Joe Farbeann president of the George Benham, sheriff of Clark County. Other officers are: Martin O’Donnell. Cleveland, and James O’Reilly, Lucas County, vice-presidents; Charles Radcliffe, Pickaway County, reelected treasurer; Opha Moote, secretary; William Souter, Erie County, William McElroy, and Phillip Kloos, Montgomery County trustees. There were 50 sheriffs and more than 250 deputies and associate members present yesterday. --------------- o------------FITZGERALD CALLS SPECIAL MEETING Mayor Kenneth Fitzgerald today issued notices for a special meeting of City Council to be held at 7 p. m. tomorrow night. Purpose of the meeting is to provide money to operate the city street department. A $600 appropriation ordinance will be read for the third time and four votes will be enough to pass it. Councilmen Meldrim and Mauk did not attend the last meeting called to consider the same measure. introduced the bill almost simultaneously yesterday with the administration offering. He said that before any defin*te allotments were made to the tax and civil service commissions, the highway and liquor department', and the fire marshal’s office, the senate finance committee woulct make a thorQUgh investigation of their needs. The committee would be able to act without special appreciations and would have authority to make a legal investigation of those departments which special committees, appointed last spring, might have lacked, Campbell said. Governor Davey vetoed from the biennial budget, appropriations for the special committees. Campbell said his bill was only a "partial” one and that “some additions’’ would be made as soon as departments furnish their available balances. The total will “not approach” that of the administration budget, he asseUed. Meanwhile Rep. William H. Whet- ro (D-Lawrence), chairman of the house labor committee, declared he would oppose any tampering with the state unemployment insurance pensions law until he was assured (PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 4) Washington when the strike was called Thanksgiving Day, announced the settlement reached last night, was "satisfactory to both parties.” Conner said thaat under the terms of the agreement, the companies granted wage increases but refused BRT demands for a closed shop. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY All terms of the contract become effective immediately with the exception erf one-fourth of a cent per mile for "star” drivers, (men with three or more years of service) which becomes effective July 1, 1938. Ivan Bowen, counsel for the Greyhound companies, said the agreement to all intents and purposes wiped out the company ultimatum that striking drivers must have returned to work by noon yesterday to be considered still in the employ of the companies. "All drivers are recognized now as during and before the strike, as Greyhound employes,” Bowen said. “That is tantamount to no discrimination.” CHINESE RAID JAP POSITIONS SHANGHAI, Dec. 2—(AP)—Two Chinese airplanes raided Japanese positions at Shanghai today in the Mrs. Westenhaver Is Seriously 111 CHAMPION STEER SOLD CHICAGO, Dec. 2—<AP)—Ashbourne Orange, grand champion steer, of the 38th international livestock exposition, sold at auction today for $2.35 a pound. 65 cents less than the price paid for the last three kings of cattle. Wilson and Co. bought it for the Palmer House, Chicago. Mrs. Lydia Westenhaver, one of the oldest residents of Hocking County, was seriously ill at her home on East Main St. today after suffering a stroke yesterday. Mrs. Westenhaver was 95 years old on her last birthday. She is the widow of William Westenhaver, a grandson of Christian Westenhaver, the first settler in the vicinity of Logan. first aerial attack in more than a month. One bomb dropped near the former anchorage of the Japanese flagship Idzumo, near the Japanese consulate, but did no damage. Japanese said the Chinese planes operated at a height of 10,000 feet successfully evading pursuit craft. They declared, however, that in an air battle near or over Nankins six Japanese planes shot down 13 of China’s new Soviet-built airplanes. China was said to be massing a fleet of 300 Russian-built warplanes for a renewal of aerial attacks on Japan’s advancing armies Wcl’dlnformed and responsible foreigners at Hankow, one of China’s new seats of government 300 miles up the Yangtze river from Nanking, said at least 20 twin-en­ gined bombers had arrived there. The planes were being tuned up at airfields in the vicinity who saw them in flight said they were 800 horsepower craft with a 250 mile- an-hour speed. ------------o------------ WASHINGTON. Dec. 2—(API- Organized labor staked its hopes for peace and unity on a momentous conference today between John L. Lewis and William Green, one-time coal miners who new divide the leadership of some 7.000.000 union members. Neither Lewis, chairman of the Committee for Industrial Organization. nor Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, would disclose what demands and concessions they carried to the conversations (beginning at 10 a. m.. E. S. T.) Informed persons said, however, (PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 4) ‘ By EDWIN B. GREEN WALD COLUMBUS. O., Dec. 2—(AP)— Anna Marie Hahn sat in the hush of a special cell atop Ohio penitentiary’s hospital building today, awaiting her scheduled march, three months hence, to death in the electric chair. The stocky, blonde Bavarian brought here last night from Cincinnati, where she was convicted cf the poison-murder of aged Jacob Wagner, remained confident she never would have to make the short walk across the prison yard to the cubicle of death. Locking back from the auto that sped her here from the city of her crime, she declared spiritedly: “I’ll be back here for another trial.” She took that calm confidence with her into the hurriedly-fitted quarters in the heart of the 103-year-old midtown prison. She sat down in a rocking chair, flung baefs her heavy brown fur coat, and looked up at Mrs. Raymond Kies and Mrs. Maude Burkhart, matrons who accompanied her on < what might prove her last journey. FAINTS AT WILMINGTON Suddenly tears welled in her eyes and she sobbed for a moment. The Matrons, , drying their own eyes, bade goodbye to their charge and left the 31-year-old woman to new watchers. It was the first time she had broken, with the exception of a near-collapse at Wilmington during the trip, since she wept uncontrolled a few minutes after a jury of 11 women and one man condemned her to death a month ago. Charles Stagnaro, Hamilton county chief court bailiff who also escorted Mrs. Hann, said that at Wilmington she crumpled forward in "pretty much of a faint.” Coffee, obtained at a roadside diner, revived her. he related. Quickly regaining her composure. (PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 4) FIGURE SHOE PRODUCTION WASHINGTON. D»C. 2—(AP)— Productions of boots, shoes and slippers in Ohio during October totaled 1.158,000 pairs, the commerce department reported today. PRESIDENT IMPROVES MIAMI, Fla., Dec. 2—(AP)—Official word from the yacht Potomac off Garden Key in the Dry Tortugas today was that President Roosevelt’s tooth infection was showing “continued improvement.” The Potomac, with the Chief Executive and seven fishing companions aboard, anchored off Garden Key again last night. Naylor Ordered Back To *.Convicts COLUMBUS, O., Dec. 2—(AP) — Arch W. Naylor, star witness yesterday before a special grand jury investigating Ohio’s parole system, was called back today to help “Identify” convicts from Ohio penitentiary. Assistant Alt). Gen. George Hurley, heading the investigation in the absence of Aity. Gen. Herbert S. Duffy, declined to disclose the. reason for the identification, lie asserted, however, that Naylor, a friend of Leland S. Dougan, former chairman of the state parole board, .would not actually testify today. Naylor wil be recalled to the stand tomorrow. Two prisoners were taken to the attorney general’s office, where the grand jury sits. One was Harry liutler of Clue- land. • serving a one to 15-year term for burglary and larceny comittmed while he was on leave of absence from the London pris­ on farm. His crime resulted in the discharge of C. B. Rule, a probation officer, in whose custody he had been placed. When Kutler completes his penitentiary term for a tire theft which took place when he supposedly was visiting his sick mother in Cleveland, he must re­ turn to the London Prison Farm to finish his criminal sentence. The other prisoner brought in was Tony Gallant of Toledo, serving life for murder. The first witness called today was George Meighan ,a guard at the penitentiary. Hundreds Flock to Cooking School — Last Session frid (SEE PAGE IB) _____________________

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