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UU -PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1931 - MMMMBMM I ! FOREIGN NEWS j Noted Fliers Die in Crash GROENER CITES EXPERT CITES FOREIGN NEWS' RISING IMPORT TOOK NO PART IN CONSPIRACY, SAYSROSSITER Denies Knowledge Of Prisoner Shuffle In Rum Case. ''If- -1-. yYa I iv W t - a .4 I 1 "J ' : A : . 1 ( ' . ( - X Ctd .' ' 1 ,, I l.MHEIiTO MAniI.E.. FAUSTO CECCOXI. When their plane crashed into the ce?an near Tisa. Italy, yesterday, while they were on a flight from Sesto Calende to Rome, Colonel Umherto Maddalena, Captain Fausto Cecconl and Lieutenant Giuseppe Damonte, noted Italian fliers, -were killed. Maddalena and Cecconi are shown above as they set world's records for distance and endurance over a closed circuit last summer. Two Frenchmen recently broke their records. LEWIS SCORES CRITICS COMING FR0R1ENGLAND Nobel Prize Winner Delivers Lecture In New York. WOMEN HIS AUDIENCE Gives List of American Writers, Who, He Says, Are Doing Great Work. NEW YORK, March 19. (United News.) Sinclair Lewis stood on a lecture platform In town hall today and delivered himself of a diatribe against English literary giants "who come to this country and try to tell us how they would have written our books if they had written them." Lewis, making his first public appearance since his arrival from Stockholm, where he received the Nobel prize for literature lectured onf'American Literature Comes Of Age." He thinks the art of letters has reached a very agreeable stage in this country and that the future holds many great things. After finishing his talk, which lasted an hour, America's most famous novelist was mobbed by 100 women admirers, each armed with a copy of one of his books and desirous of having the author's name written on the fly leaf. Nearly AH Women. The author's audience was almost 100 per cent women and a good many of his listeners were equipped with ear trumpets. He spoke, out manfully, however, and there was only one cry of "louder" during the Bpeech. He made frequent reference to our American civilization' with its bathtubs, automobiles and electric toasters, but most of his attack was directed against British lecturers. He was especially concerned about J. B. Priestly. "Mr. Priestly said," Lewis declared, "that he may write a novel about an American girl who uses the words 'swell' and 'lousy.' He said that she would probably be more lousy than swell. I heartily agree with him." Lewis was fulsome in his praise of both Earnest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe. He considers these two young American novelists to be representative of the trend toward a greater future in American literature. What most pleases the holder of the Nobel prize is that America finally has broken away from the traditions of English literature. Lists American Writers. Original writing of great quality is being produced, he said, by such Americans as H. L. Mencken, Vachel Lindsay, Theodore Dreiser, Edgar Lee Masters, John Dos Passos, Sher- wood Anderson and Carl Sandburg. The birth of the new American lit erature came 30 years" ago, Lewis said, with publication of Dreiser's "Sister Carrie," and Norris "The Oc topus." ... As for the new generation, of novelists, Lewis said he believes they live in an era containing more opportunities than any other period of history. He suggested possible themes for the Empire State building and . the people who work in it. Another could be produced about the struggle of the New England farmers. Still another about some titan of finance, like Charles G. Dawes, Owen D. Toung, J. P. Morgan or Dwight Morrow. Expert on Utilities Retained for State HARRISBERG. March 19. CD- Governor Pinchot today advised Rep resentative D. Glenn Moore, Wash ington, chairman of the House inves tigating committee, that he had em ployed Arnold H. Hirsch of Philadel phia temporarily on certain matters connected with the regulation of pub lic utilities. In his letter to Moore the governor said that because of Hirsch's "unusually thorough acquaintance with many phases of public utility regulation" he suggested that the House committee avail Itself of Hirsch's services if it should so choose. DUAL SERVICE BOARD INQUIRY THOUGHTENDED Senate Group Has Held Last Session, Is Indication. READY TO START REPORT House Committee Likely To Continue Its Probe Hearing, Pinchot Experts Report. By JOHN K. MORROW. Staff Correspondent of the Post-Gazette. HARRISBURG, March 19. Capitol Hill has probably seen the last of the double-barreled investigations of the Public Service Commission as the Senate probers have apparently quit in disgust while the House probers are foggily staggering through extended reports and charts submitted by Governor Pinchot's experts. The Senate group lild what is likely to be their last session yesterday and will probably meet in executive session Monday to formulate their report on their findings and observations of the activities of the Iublic Service Commissioners, notably James S. Benn. House Group's Plans. The House committee will probably contine along the same lines as before with no one of the seven representatives on the committee knowing what it is all about and with Attorney Harold Evans, Pinchot counsel, directing the course of the probe. The Senate committee is ready, ac cording to observers, to quit their probing and get down to work on the enactment of laws. Senator Clarence J. Buckman, of Bucks, flung out a challenge to the committee yesterday morning that was not taken up by the committee and which he did not press himself. "It has been alleged that there has been a lot of lobbying done here at Harrisburg from outside of the state, from Wall street , if you please," Buckman declared. "There has been very little said about the activities in connection with the election of the president pro tern. We have not called State Chairman General Martin, we have not called Mrs. Scran-ton and there has been very little said to this committee on that subject." Neither side in the fight for the presidency of the Senate wants to have its activity in that matter aired so thai Buckman's challenge without a request was hurriedly passed over and they w-ent on hearing testimony about the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company. The Senate committee came to the conclusion yesterday that they were accomplishing very little. They rushed into the investigation of the Public Service Commission early in February aftor a battle wifh Governor Pinchot over the method of procedure which the probe should take. Organize Own Irobe. Ths , governor wished to name' some members of the probe commit tee and rushed such a bill through tho House. The Senate did not wish to have him interfere with their activities, so they organized their own probe and started to work on February 16. The House committee formed weeks after the Senate had begun its probe will probably continue for at least six weeks longer. Neither House nor Senate committee members are all in accord, however, and it is not beyond doubt that both majority and minority reports will be submitted to both branches of the Legislature. The majority report of the Senate committee will probably follow the lead of Senator W imam n. Earnest, Dauphin, its chairman, in recommending changes in the public service law and criticizing th3 work of Benn as a commissioner. The minority report, which will probably be drawn by Senator George Woodward, Philadelphia, wi'.I demand Benn's scalp, in the form of a rejected nomination. The majority, report of the House committee will probably follow the Pinchot idea and attack the entire commission and recommend a fair rate board but the House minority will probably recommend changes in the public service laws similar to those offered by the Senate majority Nixon-Nirdlinger Tots Go To Visit Mother in Jail French Magistrate Gives Theater Man's Slayer Permission to See Children for First Time Since She Was Arrested for Slaying. OWN LOYALTY Will Always Support With Army Kek-hswehr, German Minister . Of Defense Declares. BERLIN, March 19. CS1) General Wilhelm Groener, minister of defense, in an address to the Reichstag today promised the nation that as long as he heads the German armed forces the Reichswehr can be counted upon as a most loyal supporter of the Republican constitution. His add r e s s was made in connection with the Groener ' second reading of the defense ministry's budget. General Groener was once the kaiser's quartermaster general. "From the first day of ministerial activity," he said, "I left no doubt that there cannot be a higher and more ideal task than defending the Fatherland and that the nation's defensive force must at all times proudly acknowledge Itself to be the first servant of the state as the rock on which the state rests." British Pilot Killed While Doing Stunts BOURNE, Cambridgeshire, Eng., March 19. (.? David Angell, young pilot of the royal air" force, was killed today while doing aerial stunts for the residents of his home town. While doing acrobatics close to the ground Angell's plane struck a tree in a field which belonged to his father. He was burned to death. It was the twenty-fourth air fatality in the royal air fWTce since the first of the year. - Quakes Cause Loss In Philippines . MANILA, March 19. W Earthquakes shook the northern and southern regions of the Philippine Islands today. A shock at 1:16 p. m. hit Ilocos Norte province, on the northern end of Luzon Island. Church towers and old stone buildings collapsed and there was some damage to government structures. The postmaster at Laoag reported several government employes had been bruised when they rushed, panic stricken, for exits. Two women school teachers and some of their pupils were injured by falling bricks at Bacara. The quake was felt very strongly in the central part of the island and in Manila. Mawson Airs Shift Of Magnetic Pole HOBART, Tasmania, March 19. CP) The magnetic South Pole has moved 100 miles northwestward since his last visit to it. Sir Douglas Mawson said today when his exploration ship Discovery put in here because of a coal shortage. The explorer said many discoveries of new land had been made in the Antarctic and much Mawson scientific mate rial had been gathered. The ship will return to the Antarctic after a few days, when repairs have been made to its engine and boiler. Slayers of American Missionaries Caught NANKING, March 19. CT The slayers of Mrs. Vera White and Mrs. V ictoria Miller, American mission aries, at Tunnanfu Sunday night. have been captured by provincial authorities, the foreign office was in formed today. The two women were killed in their sleep with hatchets while their hus bands were absent from the Seventh Day Adventist Mission at Tunnanfu. Mrs. White's home was in Battle ground, Wash., and Mrs. Miller's home was in Spokane. San Salvador Poet Finds Ancient Books SAN SALVADOR, March 19. IT) A number of books more than four centuries old and several navigation charts left here by the Spanish mariners of the sixteenth century have been discovered by Juan Ulloa. the poet, director of the National Library. Zog Sails for Home On Italian Cruiser VENICE, Italy. March 19. King Zog dt Albania left here for home today aboard the Italian scout cruiser Quarto after a week's rest. ..T-.-.'f.-.-iffA.-y.' Wit SUBSTITUTE BARES PLOT Heard Accused Lawyer Say "We Put It Over," At Party, He Asserts. By ROIIKKT TAVUIK. Poat-Gaiett Staff Correspondent. ERIE, Ta., March 19. Samuel Y. Kossiter, prominent Erie attorney and son of Judge U. F. Rossiter, today took the stand in Federal court here in his own defense, issuing peneral and categorical denials and explanations of his part in the "prisoner substitution" case in which the Government seeks to convict him and two other men of conspiracy. Rossiter told his story amid frequent clashes between defense and Government counsel, brought about by hi elaborate answers to questions ut by Assistant United States Attorney James I. Marsh, prosecutor. Time after time United States Attorney Louis K. Graham, assisting Marsh, jumped to his feet to complain that Kossiter, not content to answer questions, kept on talking and explaining further the circumstances of his connection with the case. Judge Nelson McVicar more than once admonished the defendant. Knew of Alias. Marsh brought out that Kossiter. t one time, told Lester Beals. another defendant, that he could not represent him in court because he knew the name, "Fred Black." under which he was arrested, was an alias. Although he was in court when Beals pleaded guilty with the substitute, he did not inquire Into the case, although, as an attorney, he Is an officer of the court, Rossiter admitted under cross-examination. Rossiter took the stand as the first defense witness after the Government rested its case this afternoon. The other defendants. Joseph D. Donovan. Erie auto dealer, and Lea Is, will not be called to testify. Albert L. Thomas, chief of defense counsel, said. The court refused a motion put by Attorney Joseph A. Richardson for a directed verdict of acquittal for all three of the defendants shortly after the government rested. The jury was excused while Richardson, a former assistant United States attorney, put his motion. Kuftftiter Denies Guilt. Under direct examination by Thomas, Rossiter made specific denials of guilt to all six of the conspiracy counts in the indictment against him. He answered firmly "Absolutely Not'1 to each question, and followed it up with "I had nothing to do with it. I didn't know it u done until' afterward. I didn't know of any arrangements." Rossiter said he represented a "Joseph Jarvis" and Heals, only for the purpose of arranging bail before United States Commissioner Enoch Filer, of Erie, and that he told them to get another attorney, as he was going abroad during the next term of Federal court. Later, when Jarvis and Beals decided to plead guilty, Rossiter decided to take another defendant to court at the same time. He said he next saw "Jarvis" after the pleas bad been taken and later became suspicious and discussed the case with his father, after which he went to Pittsburgh to explain to Judge R. M. Gibson, on whom the ahuffle was perpetrated. Rosr:r explained the fact that he was in the same court room when the substi- ! tute pleaded guilty without bein; aware of the switch by saying that be was busy and that the other case did not concern him. Substitute Hares I'M. James rat rone, who also use the rame of Joseph Warner, the substitute who took the place In jail of Stanley Wells, wealthy Canadian rum runner, testified for the Government this morning, tilling of Wells' arrangement for the substitution, calling Donovan "the fixer" in the case and elaltorating on the story of the New Year's Eve dinner party in the Fort Tin Hotel. Iitts-burgh. at which attorneys, prisoners and Wells met around a festive board after the hoax was put over on the court At this party, held December 31, 1?29. Patrone testified, "V.'e were ail having a little drink and Mr. Rossiter got up on the table and made a leech." Under cross examination, he sate he came into the room in time to hear tho endins of Rossiter's speech, which was "We put it over." Thereupon, Rostlter slipped off the table, the witness said Attorneys Max V. SchoonmakT. son of Federal Court Judge K. P. Fchoonmnker. and Leonard Krieger. his partner, who presented the pleas In court, were at the party also. Patrons said. Wells, who escaped the "rap'" by the subterfuge after tonit guardsmen captured his speed boat ne;ir Erie, went with his substitute. Beam, and Attorneys Schoonmaker and Krieger as far as the door of Judgw' Gibson's court room on the day th plews were entered. Patrone said. He said he wasn't sure that he had sai-i Wells would plead guilty if the coast LADY DIANA'S MATE WINNER Beauty's Husband, Backed by Baldwin, Victor in Spirit Ballot Con-,, test in May fair. LONDON, March 19. UP) A. Duff Cooper, Lady Diana Manners's husband, tonight won a by-election in the St. George's division of Mayfair, polling 17,242 votes against 11,532 for Sir Ernest Petter, running as an independent conservative. It was a victory for Stanley Baldwin, whose leadership of the Conservative party had been challenged by the Beaverbrook and Roterhmcre press, supporting Sir Ernest. The election had focussed the attention of the whole nation and not the least interesting of its features was the fact that the servant vote was regarded as likely to determine the result, since in Mayfair the servants outnumber the masters considerably. 11 Hurt, 140 Jailed In Rioting at Tokio TOKIO, March 19. VP) Opposition to the government of Premier Hamagughi culminated today in street fighting in which 11 demonstrators and several policemen were injured. Carrying banners reading "Dissolve the Corrupt"Diet" and "Overthrow the Reactionary Hamaguchi Cabinet," the paraders attacked with sticks police who barred their way, to the Diet building. The 6,000 policemen guarding the parliamentary building charged into the crowd and arrested 140 of tho demonstrants. Post Card Avalanche Swamps Pilsudski FUNCHAL, Madeira, March 19. (iP) Far away from his family and the Poland which he has dominated for a decade, Marshal Joseph udski today lebrated the day of his name-saint. Joseph. Such a celebration takes the place of the birthday anniversary in Poland as in most Catholic c o u n-tries. Since coming here in Decem Tilsudski ber xhe marshal has greatly benefited by the long rest, and Is said now to be in better health than he has enjoyed for years. Most of the five million postal cards which the Polish government printed and distributed with the re quest that every patriotic Pole send one to Funchal to arrive here today have reached the marshal. Gale-Driven Rains Lash All Portugal LISBON, March 19. CD Gale- driven rams drenched Portugal from end to end today, flooding sections of Lisbon and turning the River Tagrus into a lashing menace. Waves broke in Black Horse square, where the stocK exenange and government buildings are. Houses were unroofed, falling signs and broken windows injured pedes trians. Water was six feet deep in the lower sections of the city. The provinces reported heavy damage. At Setil the wind sent freight cars rolling down the track to smash into uprooted trees. Hailstones broke every window in one village. The storm continued undiminished to night. U. S. Demands Probe Of Arrest in Chile SANTIAGO. Chile, March 19. Larry K. Bethune, American manager for the General Motors Acceptance Corporation in Chile, was free under bail tonight. Ambassador William S. Culbertson, however, sent the foreign minister two formal notes asking an official investigation into the circumstances under which the American was held incommuni cado for two days in connection with a 12.000.000 civil suit against his firm. Bethune was arrested Tuesday night in connection with a suit by a Chilean distributing firm involving commissions on automobiles sold for General Motors. Coal Strike Feared In Southern Wales LONDON, March 19. W After a full delecata conference of the miners' federation. Secretary A. J, Cook announced today that Tom Richards, fed eration presi dent, had ad mitted there was great likelihood that the coal miners of Sou Wales would de. tide to strike when they con ferred at Cardiff Saturday. The miners principal grievance at present is the wage reduction imposed recently after a strike had been settled. Iceland Farmers Save British Crew REYKJAVIK, Iceland, March 19. CD farmers who worked all night succeeded today in saving the entire crew of the British trawler Lord Beaconsfleld, which went aground yesterday on the south coast of Iceland east of the river Kudafljot. King Alfonso Bids Londoners Farewell LONDON, March 19. Wr King Alfonso of Spain held a farewell reception today at the Spanish Club and will start home to Madrid tomorrow. He has spent much time during his brief London visit at the bedside of his mother-in-law, the all-in Princeee Beatrice. tW Pils m-k l ce fa if i It i-y 5 1 A. J. Cook. ,1) son and lS-month-old daughter since she was brought to jail. Magistrate Vachler, who yesterday decided she must stand trial, but not for first degree murder, today signed the order permitting the children to visit their mother in jail. Efforts to obtain her release on bail have been unsuccessful. Her attorneys are trying to have her brought to trial as soon as possible, probably May. YALE'S HONOR ROLUSGIVEN PittsburgKers Are On List for First Term. NEW HAVEN, Conn.. March 19. Honor students for the first term at Yale University totaled 699, it wan announced at the college tonight. The total represents 27.5 per cent of the undergraduate enrollment. The class of 1922, with 210 honor students, led the list; the class of 1931 had 199; the class of 1933, 120. and the class of 1934, 170. Among the seniors who received high honors were Henry J. Heinz. II. Pittsburgh, business manager of Yale "News;" John T. McClintock, Jr- Huntington. W. Va, business manaper of the Yale "Literary Magazine." Among the juniors on the honor list were George H. Hamilton of Pittsburgh, next year's Yale "Literary Magazine" chairman. Among the sophomores on the honor list were Paul Block, Jr.. son of the publisher of the Pittsburgh Tost -Gazette, and Nicholas V. F. Miinwn, Muncy, Pa., member of the crew, boxing, football and wrestling teams. MRS. HOOVER GOES TO CAMP Change Mind About Visiting Her Son, YifltH Recreation Snot in Mountain. WASHINGTON. March 19. Lit Mrs. Hoover tonight was at the President's recreation camp high in the Virginia mountains after changing her plans for visiting her conval escent son, Herbert, Jr., at Asheville, N. C. The first lady of the land had planned to drive to A(heville, reach, ing there some time tomorrow, an'.1 to remain with her son until shortly before the President's return from the Caribtean. About noon, however, Mrs. Hoover, accompanied by Mrs. Ray Lyman Wilbur, wife of the interior secretary, who is with the chief executive, and Miss Sue Dyer, White House guest, set out by automobile for the Rapidan camp. ADMITS KILLING REALTY DEALER Slayer Walks Into Meeting and Explain Why Victim, Former Employer, Is Absent. vv x unn, .aiarcn uri aia- rio Moramarco strode into a hearing room in the Bar Association building today and explained why Cornelius Kahlen, 75, wealthy real estate operator and party to the proceedings then in progress, was not present. "Mr. Kahlen will not be here to day," he said. "I have murdered him." Police found the body in Kahlen's expensively furnished up-town apartment. He had been stabbed "possibly 20 or 30 times," Medical Examiner Thomas A. Gonzales said. Moramarco, a former employe of Kahlen, was accused of intimacies with the real estate man's elderly wife in separation proceedings. Instituted mora than a, jmlt afo. RafoT.'iX- r "u""ei Leader fir Y i c ref8' Is alebpeaker. SEES FIELDER SERVICE Block Journalism Course New Haven Closes For Year. Special to the litr NEW HAVEN. '': f'-'P.n.. -Mar.h iiecause new nu'; which are jet ob.s,- is.- are an. wieir development v. ill civilization not ik.h- Pn'" sr;i mankind, the s,i ,". , spondent of the f a more lofty and im:,-,r than the editnr r v - ' according to Samuel v '.fi- British journalist, this ai,T Yale TTnivor,!,. a -f-nocast Mr. Ratcliffe. who h; international question, , e tr,e t rf the lecture rfi rnitftu f - this year by Paul RVk to Dromr, p.-omo- studies leading to standing of the rr"es a ,7 force and its relations to the reshaping world opinion of tw ""ua, cum tu u:n revo aeveiopmenis o ion- ment as has India will bring the corre.voncw in foreign lan-i3 into a miicn of his task mornentoa and nivch have such world ir.'.,'t J' tfni to bring a true sense of t.) . tween nations. Describes India Conferrntt. In detail, he described the rwini table on Indlia which t.sls recent held in London which introduced ni. iions ana races unknown to w other after they met tinder tierress. ing- conditions. Telling their story, eivuig- jj io me wona tnroush the medium or the newspaper and ths foreign correspondent cleared away misunderstandings and brought about results which seemed impossible at the start of the conference. Mr. Ratcliffe eulogized the foreipi correspondents who have made his tory as journalistic pioneers who have created a ro!e which has become the most valuable in the present newspaper field. He spoke of the packet boat of John WaJ'er of the London "Times," of the elder Bennett of New York, the first use of the cable for foreign news servV-n, by George VT. Pmaiiey, the covering of Europe in ths Franco-Prussian. war by Archibald Forbes ad. pi her foreign correspondents, and the international tangles made and revealed by Henri De Blowitz. continental correspondent of the Lcr.dcs "Times," with his famous scoops. Tells of Famous "Keats." The first International n?wwf) "beats" of history. t'.'.cwed by ti-e modern corypsponden,iv t rt-veaM a new growth in the tew:. ot journalism, he said. The temptations of v w- spondent, tests which -show w"'t he can be trusted by his own r:7'. form a part of his carer fckii measures his strength. The van sums spent by the New Tori "Times" and the Chicago "Da"y News" in revealing to the wor'.d th astounding changes in Russia. Mr, Ratcliffe said, will bring rich re- wards in definite news and financial returns, "Everv iournaiist can recall ti name of some famous correspond whose dispatches were W colored. Their copy might be tr liant, but it was always urJ.? suspicion. Honor is due certain newspaper on both sides of the Atlantic their endeavor to provide, amid the unending pressure from ir.ter-natiorAl quarters, as clear a strto of interpretation as possible." Describes Ideal Correspondent. Mr. Ratcliffe cited the Manchw:f "Guardian," whose special researa into Russian problems, his shd i flood of light upon affair' of !k,! country. He cited Arthur Hansoss and the late William Ih'.ho. M examples of the invaluable cerr-spondent under presmt Kurorts condition, and praised Fir Wiiss. Lewis,, the present Waslimrta correspondent of the Lr" "Times," as an example pf the corre-enAn.limt t-Vin Ueprs intini.i!1 ow'a i with nubile men without devt&ns? from the strictest line ' pretation. Pola Negri's Divorce Decree Is HeldU PARIS, March If. - Lnlver. Service.) Neither Tola N?n " Prince Serge Mdivani w ere T -; . . i aHv ! the film actress' suit for divert Decision was reserves. The actress, throusl pleaded the princes her !an'f' nl.iifferen-:' as basis for her action wiilincnoss to abandon the and resume marital r.-';': " the attorney sa"i, t,ie '""'n' " ! - Gazette and the Chf-a'' Southampton aivi j 1 who lives at the Hotel f lest" of New York' ar aces has ignored him a ashamed of him "-' : ..1 h:iS crashed Park avenue s liO-3 Now he reveals th. is the gi-and-dausl'U' who waa keeper of a Me saloon opposite House on Michigan cago. The social re: Ing of either Mi'e but lists Mrs. Sno M. Sladden." A postal card ask rten in answer hpr ;rs of M ;,i-i 1 He a Ill l"- -(" .V will be delivered to hr If Pierre tomorrow niorsun . A a U rrnfl1 to answer the posta "- will be issued. 1' l i'i: u r I- . i. Hi' f It . r 8 I- 1H i) I: I !i1 NICK, France, March 13. iV) Permission was given Mrs. Charlotte Nash Nixon-Nirdlinger today to see her two children for the first time sines she was arrested last week for slaying her husband. The former Atlantic City beauty pageant girl, who maintains she shot her husband, Fred Nixon-Nirdiinger, a Philadelphia theater owner, in self defense, had not seen her 3-year-old First Conductor On Electric Car Is Dead in South RICHMOND. Va.. March 19. (-T) Walter B." Eubank, 70, conductor of the first electric street car ever to be operated, died here yesterday. The first electric car made its maiden run here on the morning of January 9, 1SSS. guardsmen who captured him appeared at the hearing. Patrone, an unemployed painter from Buffalo, said he first heard of the proposed substitution from a friend, a Buffalo bookmaker. He was told Wells would pay $1,000 if the sentence was 60 days and $500 If a suspended sentence were given. He went to Fort Erie, Ontario, to see the rum runner, he said, and was shown a letter from Pittsburgh. $1.:50 Trice of "Fix." "Wells showed me a letter which said $1,250 and the ca.se is fixed." the witness testified, "and told me, 'if you like it, we'll go to Pittsburgh and see this man that's going to fix it.' " It was testified yesterday that Attorney Schoonmaker's fee for the case amounted to $1,250. They arrived in Pittsburgh the day before the pleas were made. Patrone said, and at lunch in the William Penn Hotel. Donovan and Schoonmaker conversed in whispers. Wella also talked with Donovan In "sort of a whisper" which he could not hear, I'atrone said. Later Donovan called Rossiter at Erie and told him "O. K. bring your clients in. Bring Lester," Patrone said. The next day, Patrone told the court. Krieger coached him in what to tell the judge to say that he was married and the father of two chil dren. He didn't recall whether Krieger asked him if he was willing to plead guilty for Wells, the witness said. Later. Rossiter joined the group outside the court room, saying ."Hello, Bill. Hello, Stanley," Patrone said. Patrone pleaded guilty last Saturday in Pittsburgh to the. conspiracy indictment. Wells has never been apprehended on the charge. Rossiter was still being cross-examined by Marsh when today's session ended. The defense tomorrow will place on the stand a number of character witnesses, including bankers, business men and prominent clerics of Erie, including Right Rev. John Mark Gannon, Catholic bishop of Erie. The trial may end late tomorrow, it was indicated. ing a declaration that men generally rank higher in honesty than 1 Jo women, although ths women rank higher in other virtues. The statement followed a study of the history of co-education, and while ths Waynesburg co-eds resented the implication on their ver-sx-itjj ths. young men upheld their prr.'idsnt la hi statement. Actress Claims Heart Balm L L 'w-.:t.-. ,w. V ltM!' Rich Widow's Father Asks Court Make Her Feed Him Society Beauty Revealed as Granddaughter of Chicago Saloonkeeper When Destitute Parent Assumes "Family Skeleton'' Role. Special 'to the Pittsburgh Post College Head Finds Youths More Honest Than Co-eds Women Students Rank Higher in All Other Virtues, According to President Paul R. Stewart Of Waynesburg; Statement Starts Controversy. it NEW YORK. March 19. The bright, gold curtain hiding the past of Mrs. James H. Snow-cfen, ranked as society's beautiful widow and one of Manhattan's richest, was ripped away today by her father suddenly appearing in the role of "family skeleton." . The father, walked into Flushing B'amily Court and demanded that Mrs. Snowden be forced to support him. He is in danger of starving or becoming a public charge, he said. The destitute father of the society woman worth several million dollars is George T. Meech, once a Broadway actor but now trying to make living at 65 by handling real estate deals. Weak, feeble, impoverished little Meech says his daughter who is one of the moat lavUh entertainers at Special to th. Plttihorgn Pet Gwtt. WAYNESEURG. Pa.. March 19. Although his students have not railed a strike from class work as have those of his neighboring colleague. 8. g. Baker, president of Washington and Jefferson, Paul H. Suwart, president of Waynesburg College, found himself th centsr of IoUum controversy today follow It IT A ItOZKJ.LK. A $100,000 broach of promise action has been filed against Robert W. Major, director of a school of acting, by Rita Rozelle, 21, a motion picture actrecs. She charges Major expressed a wish to marry ber while shetattended the school last fall and that last October he attacked her. In the above picture Miss Rozelle Is displaying at a recent Los Angeles beach fashion show a beach suit that permits the absorption of the maximum benefit of the ua' raya, ; - Jl", ' "" n

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