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fee 1 WEATHER r Fair Monday, with rising temperature; probably cloudy and warmer Tuesday. METROPOLITAN FINAL EDITION 1831 OVER A CENTURY OF SERVICE 1932 THREE CENTS 1 02nd Year. No. 26 MONDA Y, M A Y 30. 1932 18 Pages fo) T JV UttWU E ilJLMUUUMLLUJ JVJ Free Press Staff Is Awarded Pulitzer FIVE MEMBERS WIN HONOR ON LEGION STORY Selection Made from More Than 1,000 Exhibits JUDGES OUTLINE MERIT OF AWARD NEW YORK. May 29 A "spot news" story of the parade of the American Legion at its 1931 con vention in Detroit, representing the co-ordinate efforts of five reporters of The Detroit Free Press, who were forced to write their story against press time, has been se lected for the Pulitzer prize in re porting, President Nicholas Murray Uutier, ot v,oiumDia university, an nounced here today. The joint effort of W. C. Richards, r. n. Martin, J. S. Pooler, F. D. Webb and J. N. W. Sloan, selected bv the special committee appointed by President Butler from the 15 The Free Press story that won the Pulitzer prize will be found on Page 4 nominations for the award sub mitted by the Jury after examine- tion of more than a thousand exhibits, doubly stresses the importance of the time element In modern newspaper work. Five Men Share (1,000 In announcing: the final list of Dominations for the 11,000 prize, which is now to be divided equally among the five Free Press reporters, Carl W. Ackerman. dean of the school of journalism at Columbia University said: "Because of the Importance of the time element in modern newspaper work, the Jury submitted several exhibita of reporting against press time. "This is one of the most difficult and exacting phases of modern journalism because it calls for individual initiative, resourcefulness, and judgment applied in a co-operative effort. "In few professions or businesses are there better examples of Individual activities-combined toward an end that is socially important." Other Teams Mentioned Two other teams of two reporters each received honorary mention for reportorial work. Frank W. Griffin and Harry E. Kalodner of the Philadelphia Record received recognition for their series of articles exposing solicitors for charity funds who diverted to themselves a large part of the money collected by use of the mayor's name. Harry Bloom and J. Howard Henderson, of the Louisville, Ky., Times, were given recognition for their expose of frauds practiced by County Clerk W. G. Stlglltz on the State and on individual motorists in the collection of motor license taxes. The committee of judges which made the award to the Free Press staff members was composed of Dean Ackerman, Dr. Charles P. Cooper, professor of journalism at Columbia, and Arthur J. Sinnot, managing editor of the Newark Evening News. The final choice was made from a total of 118 nominations submitted to the advisory board of the Pulitzer School of Journalism. Lindbergh Search Base Transferred HOPEWELL, N. J., May 29 (A. P.) The Lindbergh estate today ceased to be the base of operations in the search for the murderers of the flier's baby, which was transferred to the State Police Training School at Wllburtha, not far from Trenton. - HAVING a house to rent, and wanting a tenant as quickly as he could get it, Mr. E. H. Saunders, of 5051 Underwood, placed a small advertisement in the "Rental" columns of Free Tress Want Ads, describing the opportunity. Sixteen words in ONE advertisement only were sufficient to secure a desirable tenant for Mr. Saunders. When you have a flat, a bungalow, a house, an apartment, a duplex to rent, entrust the j'ob to Free Press Want Ads. Call Randolph 9400. I Wppf m Li 1 imntel AAi 1 JAMES S. TOOLER Prize Won by Teamwork in a Fight Against Time Newspaper Classic Firing Line, All "The Legion Marched." And the Free Press reporters wrote. And in their writing there was woven the newspaper classic of the year 1931, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for reporting, which to American Journalism Is aa the Kentucky Derby to sport lovers. Its historic traditions rank It as the highest honor that can be con ferred upon any worker In the craft. The genius ot the story rested In Its continuity and graphic unbroken tempo, catching the spirit of the. greatest pageant of modern times as though It were the studied and leisurely effort of one mind. Yet It was the handiwork of five reporters, writing "on the firing line" amidst the tumult and the Insane uproar and writing, writ ing, writing for nine straight hours fighting always against time to make the edition. Theirs no chance to polish a phrase, theirs no opportunity to PRESIDENT HOLDS ECONOMY PARLEY Talks with Senators on Revenue Bill WASHINGTON. May 29 fA.P.) The billion dollar revenue bill and the prospects for Governmental economy were discussed tonight at a lengthy conference between President Hoover, Senate Republican leaders and Secretary Mills. In addition. Vice President uurtis, Under Secretary Ballentine of the Treasury and George L. Harrison, governor of the New York Federal Reserve Banks, participated in dis cussions which began at the White House shortly after 8 p. m. and did not end until almost 11:30. The Senators present were Wat son of Indiana, the majority leader; Chairman Smoot of the powerful Finance Committee; -McNary. Ore gon Republican, assistant leader; Moses of. New Hampshire, and Reed of Pennsylvania, all powerful and influential in party circles Returning ' from his Virginia fishing camp late today, the Chief Executive called tne suaaen con ference. . There was a thorough going over of all phases of the tax bill, includ ing "IB i.lO pri UClil mouia..Tuirin sales tax. There was also a full I discussion of the prospects of re-; ducing Government expenses to i balance the budget I "After the conference Secretary ! Mills said: "What we discussed was the financial program as it relates to the revenue bill and the economy meaaure." 70 Mutineers Fight Way Out of Prison TEGUCIGALPA. Honduras, May 29 (A. P.) Seventy or more long-term prisoners escaped from the Old Colonial Prison at Fort Omoa after a mutiny in which they battled the authorities for several i hours today. WINNERS OF PULITZER STORY PRIZE FRANK D. WEBB M. C. of 1931 Produced on in Day's Work look over what had gone before; theirs but to write what they saw in the throbbing panorama that swept before them, hour after hour. TmMr achievement speaks for Itself. When the final unit of the mighty army had passed and a sea of humanity broke at last over the restraining police walls and the streets ran riot with a bedlam of unleashed human emotions, five exhausted reporters came back to their City Editor. They had begun work in the brightness of the morning's sun and when they had finished It was far Into the night. "A good Job," said the City Editor, and they smiled happily. It was all In a day's work. Here are the valiant five who on that day and night added another laurel wreath to the historic traditions of The Detroit Free Press In the one-hundred-and-first year of its being: William C. Richards, 46 years old. received his education at West High School, Rochester, N. Y., and at the University of Michigan. He has made a deep study ot foreign affairs and of social service work. Received first award in 19.10 from the American Social Work Publicity Council for the moat notable article on social work written in 1929. He joined the Free Press staff In 1916, and is the author of the column "That's How They Told It To Me," which appears every Sunday In the Free Press. He is now an associate editor of the Free Press. He wrote the lead for the story. Douglas D. Martin, 45 years old, Is a graduate of Benton Harbor (Michigan) High School. He has had a wide experience in the newspaper field, having filled at ' "im time nearly' '"v pOb.tlon on 0 newspaper, and has contributed numerous articles to leading magazines. Aside from other talents, he Is a poet ot fine ability. He Is now associate editor of the Free Press In charge of the Sunday department. He wrote the finish of the story. Frank D. Webb, 34 years old, was educated In Ypsilanti (Michigan) High School and at the University of .Michigan. For soma time he was connected with New York news-, papers. Since joining the Free Press staff in 1924, he has served In ; practically every editorial capacity, i James S. Pooler, 27 years old, was educated In Shehoygan (Wisconsin) High School and received his U.S. degree at the University of Detroit. He is the author of several plays. He joined the Free Press staff In 1923. "Jimmy" is now the motion picture critic and on the side writes some of those delightful captions which give an added sparkle to the Free Pi ess Rotogravure section. John N. W. Sloan, S3 years old, waa educated at Lansing (Michigan) High School and received his B.A. degree at Columbia University. He is a student of Romance languages and la keenly interested In comparative literature. For the past six years he has been a member of the Free Press staff. otTDooR ruanr.y datii STARTS TOMTE AT ARCADIA Air. RICHARDS DOUGLAS I). MARTIN THREE NATIONAL AWARDS "pHE Pulitzer Prize to the members of The Detroit Free Press staff for the finest reportorial work of the year, makes the third National award for merit given this paper in the past three months. Out of 1,467 American newspapers the Free Press was chosen as one of the six most beautifully laid out, typed and printed in the United States. This certificate of merit was given by the N. W. Ayer & Son advertising agency, of Philadelphia. The judges were three of the outstanding newspaper and type experts of the Country. Again, the famous Rotogravure section of this paper won signal honor, when one of the photographs taken for its pages, by Staff Photographer Harlan Walker, was hung in both the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia International Salons of Photography the two outstanding photographic exhibitions of the year. The Pulitzer Prize now comes for brilliant reporting. In reporting, in make-up and in art the Free Press has won the commendation of the experts of the Nation. With we hope pardonable pride, the Free Press calls the attention of its readers to these awards for merit won in three major fields of journalistic activity. Ford and Firestone Inspect Cars in Speedway Classic Sons of Motor Industry Pioneers Also See Final Practices for Race Swrial (o frrf Vrrtt ind rhi-Mo Trlbiint driving, come on down to the turn," INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 29 Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone Sr., pioneers in the automobile industry, came to the speedway this morning and spent the day looking over the cars that will start in the annual 500-mile race tomorrow morning. " With their sons, who are following them In business, the pair of veterans, two of the wealthiest men in the world, were guided through the rows of ahtdu where mechanic were squirting and wiping oil . in the final grooming of their sleek little runners. Ford asked a thousand technical questions and bent his head between hia knees to sec mechanical parts. Watch Driver Practice Three or four'of the drivers were on the track most of the morning in their final practice spins around the two and a half mile brick oval. "If you want a kick out of this Start the Day Right With the Free Press Pages Editorial 8 Edgar A. Quest, Poem 6 Good Morning 6 Windsor News .'. . 3 Around the Town 5 Culbertson on Bridge 8 Society 8 Radio Programs 9 Personal Problems 9 Dorothy Lee 9 Minute Mysteries ..i 10 Crossword Puzzle 10 Grantland Rice 11 Westbrook Pegler 11 The Screen 14 Financial 15 Comics 17 "The Bride's Boat," Serial... 17 Pictorial Review 18 Dr. Evans on Health 6 George Matthew Adams 8 Quillen'a Observations 6 Everyday Psychology JOHN N. W. SLOAN suggested their guide, Steva Han-nagan. Ford led the way talking with an automobile engineer about the pair of four wheel drives that are making their first appearance on the race track. Firestone followed. Billy Arnold, 1930 champion, In his Miiler-Hartz front wheel drive, bumped around the bend doing something better than 100 miles an hour. Ford Chine Himself "Look at that driver fight the wheel to balance with the rear skid," said Ford, squinting bis grey eyes and wrinkling his keen face. "Here comes another." It was Lou Schneider, last year's winner. Others roared by. A photographer jumped up and chinned himself on a rafter of the shelter. "I used to do that," said the aixty-elght-year-old manufacturer. ( Ford jumped to the rarter, nang-! ing by his hands. Hia thin arms bent, vibrating with the strain. Up j came his chin. Twice he pulled up I his weight. On the third time he ; was stuck for a moment half way ; up. He lifted his knees, gave two i vigorous kicks and made it. j A reporter asked the manufae-I turer if the day reminded him of his own racing career a quarter of : a century ago. Edsel Wants to Rao "I only raced once In my life," ' he said. "That waa against Alex- ander Winton, in 1901. We made a mile a minute with two cylinder I engines. If you are going to write anything about that race, don't forget that Mr. Winton's car also ! finished and that the reason he j didn't win ia that his motor over-! heated." ! Firestone, Jr., onset ved that to-I morrow's race was bringing to-'; gether a greater variety of ma- chines than ever before entered ' In the contest. He referred to the f tudebakers. Hudsona, Hupp. Chry-i Continued on Page 2, Column 1 POLICE SEARCH F0RD0CT0R0F DEAD BURGLAR Pals Abandon Thug as Bullet Wound Saps His Life JANICKE PAYS FOR REVENGE Exonerated by a jury of a highway robbery for which he served SO months of a life sentence at Marquette Prison, Joseph Janicke tried crime as his revenge against society, police asserted Sunday, and paid with his life. His body, pierced by a policeman's bullet, was found face down In the gutter at 4847 Otis St. Sundaysix days after he was shot in an attempt to burglarize a drug store at Jefferson and Dickerson Aves. Hunt for Quack Doctor When Coroner James E. Burgess and Wayne County Medical Examiner Werner C. Kersten found that Janicke's wounded chest had been expertly dressed and treated, Detective Lieut. Paul VVencel said he Instituted a search for a quack doctor who did not report the case to authorities. Meanwhile Andrew Zuzelski, 26 years old, 3314 Theodore St.; George Stein, 27, and his borther, Edward, 22, of 3322 W. Hancock Ave., were held for questioning when they appeared at the morgue and asked to see the body. According to Walter Janicke, the 65-year-old father of the dead bandit, the three told him Saturday night that his son was seriously ill and would be treated at Receiving Hospital. After calling at the hospital during the night and early morning, the father believed their tale a hoax, he said, until he was notified that his 30-yprtr-old son "was dead and hia body waa in the morgue. Held for questioning also was Frank Ha lias, who was released from prison with Janicke after a new trial had been granted on the same robbery armed charge. Police say Janicke and Hallas were the last of the old Paul Jaworskl gang whose members robbed the Detroit News business office. According to Patrolmen John Eldred and Eldred Baughman, who were detailed to protect the Dicker-son Ave. drug store, Janicke was one of two men who Jimmied the window of the shop and entered last Monday morning. Janicke's 15-year-old sister, Mary, who lives with her father at 4624 Dubois St., said he had left the house last Sunday night saying he was going to Pontiac to get a Job. Instead, however, police say, he entered the drug store. Ordered to halt, he opened pistol duel with the officers and was shot through the chest with one of the 13 bullets fired by the policemen. Staggering to the window, he was dragged outside by two more companions who loaded him Into a touring car while his first confederate covered the retreat. All escaped. Report Not Made Although both officers were positive Janicke had been wounded, the report required by law from the physician who attended him never materialized. Police began In Inquiry into the activities of a quack doctor's ring that catered to wounded criminals. With the death of Janicke, officers stated, the ring may be apprehended. Dressed only In a pair of trousers, unlaced shoes and a shirt that had been buttoned awry, Janicke's body had evidently beentaken to Otis St. early Sunday morning and Continued on Fage t, Column 4 CADDIES ATTACK STRIKE BREAKER Pursue Fleeing Man into Church KANSAS CITY, May 29(A.P.) Strike-breakers and attempted violence today entered a wage controversy between members of six leading Kansas City golf clubs and their dissatisfied caddies. Bag totera walked out yesterday in protest against a fee of 75 cents for 18 hole. The caddies had been receiving a dollar until a few months ago. Players at most of the clubs carried their own clubs today. The Oakwood Club reached a compromise and paid the boys 85 cents. Unemployed men from a charity organization were pressed Into service at the Kansas City Country Club and were paid on a dollar basis. Charles McCabe, who volunteered for duty at the Indian Hills Club, waa chased from the scene by indignant boys. He sought sanctuary In a church where services were going on. Ushers expelled the strikers when they sought to enter. PLOT CHARGES DROPPED BERLIN. May 29 U. P.) Charges of treason filed against Adolf Hitler'a Nazis on the basis of documents seized during raids by Prussian police on the party's branches on March IT. cava been dropped by the Reich's attorney, Prize MEMORIAL DAY FAIR, WARMER Smiling Skies to Favor Many Events Scheduled Here and Elsewhere Detroit's schedule of Memorial Day events have promise of fair skies and warm variable winds, according to Forecaster Norman B. Conger. The events: 9:45 a. m. Joint observance by Wayne County Council of American Legion and United Spanish War Veterans In Roseland Park Cemetery, Twelve Mile Road and Woodward Ave. 10 a. m. Naval service at Belle Isle; children to acatter flowers on the water. 1:30 p. m. Regatta of Detroit Yacht Club. , 2 p. m. Annual parade starting at Vernor Highway; South on Woodward, East on Jefferson to Veterans' Building on Hastings St. 4:30 p. m. Service for all War Bead In Veterans' Building, 704 E. Jefferson Ave. Parades and Memorial services in most suburbs and Michigan towns. Tigers play two games at St. Louis, beginning at 2:30 p. m. Tournaments at all Golf clubs. National balloon race starting at Omaha at 5:45 p. m. Indianapolis 500-mile automobile race at 11 a. m. TRIBUTES PAID TO WAR HEROES Patriotic Services Are Held in Churches Gathered In spiritual conclave In the churches throughout the City Sunday, the living honored America's war dead by sermons and music keyed to motifs of respectful remembrance, .-.-w-- ?- Along with commemorating war heroes by appropriate ceremonies, some ministers decried war and sought to solace members of the congregation for the deaths of relatives and friends during the past year. The advent of Memorial Day was marked in many churches with programs of a patriotic nature. Mammoth rarade Monday Meanwhile, numerous organizations completed plans for Monday's mammoth parade. Del A. Smith, general manager in charge of operations of the D. S. R., announced the final schedule for the re-routing of D. S. R. street cars and busses off the line of march. "What Is Right With America 7" was the subject of the Rev. Leslie A. Bechtel's sermon at an evening service at the Calvary Presbyterian Details of the memorial exercise for the Polar Bears' heroic dead will he found on Page 2. Church, Grand River and Vlcks-burg Aves., sponsored by the Joint Memorial Day Association. "Although America is sorely tried by financial stress and worry," Dr. Bechtel stated, "we can draw strength and courage from the past, with its heritage of unflinching sacrifice. In our courageous dead we have a lesson that will serve to inspire our darkest hour." Their Name Live On At Wesley Methodist Church, Temple and Grand River Aves, devotions were held to honor those of the congregation and Sunday School who have died In the course of the year. The Rev. Gordon Phil-Hps, speaking on the subject "And Death Shall Be No More," pointed out that the dead live more truly than the living In a sermon of comfort for relatives and friends of 25 deceased parishioners. Memorial Day, instituted to express the gratitude of a Nation redeemed from alavery and disunion, has been perpetuated because the Nation which the Union soldier fought to preserve, still calls for defenders, the Rev. Augustus P. Reccord, pastor of the First Unitarian Church, told his congrega tion in a talk entitled "Why Memorial Day?" Pastor-Chaplain Speaks Taps were sounded at a full military service In Northminster Presbyterian Church at 11 a. m. and the Rev. Hugh Jack, pastor, and chaplain with the rank of captain of 551st Michigan Infantry, preached to veterans of all wars on "Defence, Not Defiance." Col. Oscar A. Jones, Highland Park's only G. A. R. veteran, was the honored guest at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in an Continued on Page 2, Column 6 FIVE KILLED IN SPAIN AS STRIKE IS CRUSHED MADRID. May 29 (A. P.) A widely heralded syndicalist strike to be joined as well by Anarchist and Communists, apparently collapsed today under stern Government precautions and because of the lack of co-ordination among extremists. A Nation-wide check of disorders Indicated that five persons had met death in various disorders. The greatest displav of strength occurred in a demonstration at Seville. This waa quelled after a dozen or to persona bad been wounded. 3 COMPANIONS ESCAPE DEATH IN RIVER CRASH Two Swim to Safety as U. S. Mail Boat Saves Girl 11?- A HT PintlTP TO RESCUE MAN Harold Corrigan, 27 'years old, 5v3 Fernwood Ave., waa drowned late Sunday night when a power-cruiser he waa driving struck A spile near the Canadian shore, opposite the foot of Twelfth St. After an Ineffectual attempt to save Corrigan, Miss Winifred Moore, 30, 12075 Chene St., swam ashore with Dr. Norman La Marche, 39. 8530 Woodward Ave. The other occupant, Miss Clara Werner, waa rescued bv the crew of the United States Mail Boat, the C. F. Biel-man, Jr., after they heard her screams on the American shore. Tratrd at Hospital Misses Moore and Werner wer advised to. stay in Grace Hospital, Windsor, for treatment for exposure. Dr. La Marche, after receiving treatment, left the hospital. According to the story told by Miss Werner to the mallboat crew, the accident was entirely unforseen. After the crash, Corrigan fell into the water. The othprs clung to the boat as the stern of the boat sank and the bow tilted upward. When it became apparent that Corrigan could not aid himself. Miss Werner told the crew, Misa Moore went to his rescue. ' Corrigan seized her and both were In danger of death when Dr. La Marche joined them, she said. Rearue Attempt Falls Seeing that continued rescue efforts would result in the death of all three, Miss Werner said, the physician and Miss Moore swam toward shore about 30 feet away. Left alone on the sinking boat. Miss Werner screamed in terror. The mallboat crew, Capt. James Mahon, Carl Boyer. Hans Yoki and Bert Gumming, heard her but at first did not consider the matter seriously. Practical Jokera often scream Jn mock terror, they aaid. When the screams continued after five minutes they put out their boat from Its dock at th foot of Twelfth St. and found her sitting on the cabin almost unclothed from her battle to keep out of the water. Drag River for Body Taking her aboard, they provided her with clothing and then landed her In Windsor where she waa taken with the others to tha Grace Hospital. While on the mail boat she related details of the accident to the crew. According to her atory to them. Corrigan was a poor swimmer and also apparently was injured in the accident. 8he could not give a reason for keeping the boat so far in to shore. Canadian police officers were dragging the River at the foot of Riviera Ave., Sandwich, where the accident happened, for Corrigan'a body. Dr. La Marche's story, told In the hospital, differed only in a few respects from the story told by the excited Miss Werner to the mail- boat crew. About 4:40 p. m. Sunday, he said, ' the party left the Detroit Yacht changed their minds and went to Amherstburg instead. They dined there and started back. Corrigan, who was engaged to Miss Moore, asked permission to steer and Dr. La Marche. owner of the boat, gave permission. nr. La Marche said he was In Continued on Page 8. Column t MacDonald Urges 1 rade Lonterence LONDON, May 30 (Monday (A.P.) A plea for converting the Lausanne Reparations Conference next month into a conference on world trade was made today by Prime Minister MacDonald in an Interview with the political specialist of The Daily Mail, who visited him at Lossiemouth, Scotland. Looks Like Budapest Expects Dictatorship BUDAPEST. Hungary, May 29 (A.P.) The Mayor of Budapest hu ordered all women employees of the City to learn shorthand and typewriting. Dismissal is the alternative. CLARENCE M. BURTON TAKEN SERIOUSLY ILL Clarence M. Burton, president of the Burton Abstract & Title Co. and regarded as the outstanding authority in Detroit historical matters, is critically ill at hia home. 121 W. Boston Blvd. Mr. Burton Is 79 year? old. He is suffering from a paralytic condition. Tuesday Shoppins Bargains In today's Free Press you will find a full page of buying opportunities for Tuesday shopping. Turn to this page now and carefully consider every item and price in each advertisement.

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