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PUBUC UU3ARY I WEATHER Generally fair and cooler Fri-dav ; moderate temperature and cc'ar on Saturday. mi 5 METROPOLITAN 1 oEtftwt FINAL 1831 A. CENTURY OF SERVICE 1Q31 S31 A CENTURY OF XSER.VICE 1Q3 G EDITION 101 st Year. No. 60 DETROIT, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1 9 3 i T W E N T Y - T W O PAGES PRICE: THREE CENTS IB mm 0) 6) IF HUE FOBCE. EM HEAT KILLS 10 AS RELIEF NEARS HERE i Two Lose 1 heir Lives While Seeking to Cool Off MANY TREATED AT HOSPITALS DETROIT TEMPERATURES a. in. Thur. 83 83 4 p. m 81 82 5 p. m 85 82 1p.m. 85 83 7 p. m 85 81 8 p. m 86 87 9 p. m 83 85 10 p. m.. 80 93.811 p. m. 78 86 Vi p. m 78 81 1 a. m. Fri.. . 77 82 i a. m 78 7 a. m.. It a. m.. 9 a. m.. in a. m.. 11 a. m.. 12 noon . J2:1.1 p. 3 p. m. .. InofBclal With eight persons dead of the day's heat and two drowned In efforts to cool off, Detroit Thursday evening began to breathe more easily as the thermemeter receded slightly from the altitudes of the previous eight days and promised to drop substantially. Norman B. Conger, government meteorologist here, said Friday will be "generally fair and cooler, with moderate winds becoming northerly." The country to the west reported cooler weather, but there were enough deaths to bring the hot weather toll to more than 1,100 iince the beginning of the heat wave. Predicting clear skies for -Saturday, the weather bureau Indicated that Independence Day will be comparatively cool. Mr. Conger said that while there have been thunderstorms on all sides of Detroit there was no certain prospect of showers Friday. List of Victims The heat victims were: JOSEPH ODARSKI, 64 years old, 1117 Oak street, Wyandotte. MUS. BERTHA BOURLE, U, of M301 Exeter avenue. i ANTHONY POLASKV, 18, of 6179 Craig avenue). ABE BLEW, 88, of 640 East A!'nndrlne avenue. - SIMON WEISS, 80, of 818 Edmund place. MRS. TILLIK TABZYNSKI, 8194 Olympla avenue. GEORGE L. WEST, 85, of 4051 Eleventh street, Ecorae, CHRISTIAN MOLOCI, 45, of S303 East Fort street. . Those who were drowned: CLARENCE IIARBRUEKER, 15, of 8S04 Fulton avenue. JOHN H. WISIOLOWSKI, 23, of 45i8 Thirty-first street Mrs. Tarsynskl's skull was fractured when she fell as she was overcome by the heat at her home. Mrs. Bourle collapsed and died in her home early Thursday morning. Polascky, Blew and Weiss also were stricken in their homes in the forenoon. Obarski was stricken while at work In the Michigan Continued on. Puge 8, Column 1 LIMIT ON VET RISKS NEARS Claims Must Be Filed By Friday Midnight Midnight Friday is the deadline for claims against the government on lapsed war risk Insurance nol- Hph. Gregory H. Frederick, United States district attorney, warned Thursday. , At that time the statute of limitations becomes effective, Mr. Frederick said, and veterans who find that they are disabled as a result of war service may no longer t! claims under the theory that heir iniurles were received when 'he policies were in force. Those having claims must make them to 'He bnited States veterans' bureau y Friday night or they will be invalid. Mr. Frederick announced that Chnrles W. Jones, United States veterans' bureau attorney, has been appointed as a special assistant '""met attorney to handle suits in !"deral court arising out of such in-'ursnce claims. NEXT to RINGSIDE THRILLS Your Enjoyment of the First, Com-im..ete Stories of the Sci im eling-Stribling Bout The Battle for the Heavy, weight Championship will be described by Grantland Rice Foremost Sports Writer 'n America, and other noted authorities SPORT PAGES-SATURDAY'S FREE PRESS DIES SMILING AS SON SINGS Radio Ballad Floats to Mother as She Mourns Infant, Lapses Into Coma. Mrs. Catherine Ahern lay listening to radio music as she suffered from sunstroke and mourned the death of her new J'.t) 1 born son. TV.- . . . t.t BUIIg W OB v, liuii oi o i n e r of Mine." and it fj was being sung Dy ner lo-year-old son, Norbert. over Station WMBC. "Isn't he sweet to do that?" whispered Mrs. Ahern. Then she cloned her eyes, smiled and lapsed Into un consciousness. She was taken fmm hr hnm. NORBERT 16237 Sorrento avenue, to Receiving hospital and died 12 hours afterward without re gaining consciousness. She will be buried Friday, following services in the home. Mrs. Ahern leaves her husband. James, and five children. She was 38 years old. Watermelons' Weight Balks Thieves Flight The weight of three watermelons, taken from a railroad refrigerator car, so hampered 18-year-old George Grajzel, 9262 Herkimer avenue, that he was unable to escape with his companions when police pursued them, Judge John P. Scallen, of the recorder's court, was informed Thursday. After lecturing the youth upon the evil of stealing watermelons, or anything else, the court placed Grajzel on six months' pro bation. Alfonso Still Is King, He Tells Maharajahs By Cable to Free Pret snd rhiruo Tribune London, July l Aiionso is sun king of Spain in his own mind. A few days ago he received a letter signed by the Maharajahs of Pa-tiala, Baroda, Sikaner, Alwar and Nawaganer, ell personal friends. Alfonso replied by cable that he had not resigned from the throne nor had any intention of doing so, but that he hadt, temporarily sus pended his exercise of sovereign powers as king of Spain. Church 'Stay-Aways Now Will Lose Alibis Currituck, N. C, July 2 (A. P.) The "no way to get there" excuse will pass out of existence for Methodist churchgoers In this section Sunday. Free transportation, both to and from services, in a brand new bus Is to be offered members of the congregation of the Memorial Methodist church of Currituck. The Rev. J. A. Tharpe, pastor, will dedicate the bus and christen It "Miss Memorial" at services Sunday. Airplane Hitch-Hiker Gets Ride to Hospital San Diego, Cal.. July 2 (U.P.) J. C. Penny, a sufferer from chron ic appendicitis, who lives in the mountains 75 miles from San Diego, today stood in the middle of a field, waved his arms at an air plane and hitch-hiked his way by air to a hospital. When seized with an acute attack of his malady, he took this means of saving his own life when Fred Steves, San Diego pilot, flew over his ranch. Police Shot at Dog Wounds 4 Children Milwaukee, July 2(A.P.) Four children were wounded today by bullets from Policeman H. T. Gil-lard's riot gun which ricocheted from the pavement when the officer fired at a dog. Joseph Aliota, 13 years old, Angcline Valenza, 9, Vincent Russo, 8, and Vincent Randaczgo, 3, were injured. The Valenza girl may die. Huge Tarpon Leaps In Ex-Governor's Boat St. Petersburg, Fla., July 2 (A. P.) Former Governor Keith Neville of Nebraska, narrowly escaped injury near here today as a huge tarpon he had just hooked leaped wildly and lander in his boat. Mr. Neville jumped aside just as the 70-pound fish came hurtling through the air. He had a similar experience with an even larger fish near here in 1911. Camouflage Is Unable To Save Rum Cargo Montgomery, Ala., July 2 A. P.) A carload of liquor, billed as grape juice from Brooksville, Fla., to Waupaca, Wis., was seized in the railway yards here today by federal officers, who estimated the value of the shipment at $150,000. They said the car contained 600 cases of bottles, about 60 of which contained grape juice. Heat Halts Business; Speeds Fan Factory Bpvcfa! to The Free Preaa Adrian, Mich., July 2 (A. P.) While several industries were closed here today because of the Intense heat, a factory which specializes in electric fans was put on a 14-hour schedule in an attempt to fill increasing orders. The temperature here at 11 a. m. was 93. rACEH (F.I.KRRATR TOMTK A K 'A 1)1 A. 1 lianita. i Dane. Floors. Outdoor Garden and Indoors. Patriotic features. Lad. 15c; Men ISe. I III! Ill 1 jtamS. k. ML ' if PLAN TO CUT ENTIRE DOLE THREATENS 25,000 Jobless Homes Would Be Without Welfare Help SICK AND AGED ONLY TO GET AID A special meeting of the public welfare commission has been called for Monday morning, at which time President Harry H. Andrews will seek to eliminate from the welfare rolls the 25,000 families of the unemployed, and return the department to Us normal task of caring for the sick, the aged and others in distress through causes other than unemployment. Mr. Andrews announced late Thursday that the special meeting had been called, after he had conferred with Thomas E. Dolan, superintendent of public welfare. Municipal Lodges to Close President Andrews' threat to drop the unemployed from the dole lists was first made at a meeting of the common council, when the resolution of Councilman William P. Bradley to reduce the welfare expenditures to. $300,000 was discussed by Mayor Frank MMrphy and welfare department executives. Mayor Murphy opposed the plan of the welfare president, but Mr. Andrews reiterated his threat following the session with Mr. Dolan. The municipal lodging houses for homeless single men were ordered closed by unanimous vote of the council in its third special session of the week, held at noon. Mayor Murphy vetoed the resolution closing the lodges more than a week ago. It was originally introduced by Councilman George A. Walters and carried by a vote of six to three. Council Over-Rides Veto . The council voted unanimously Thursday to over-ride the veto. The lodges were ordered closed and the inmates informed they could obtain lodging and shelter at the county infirmary ' at Elolse. It was announced at the Flajier lodge, West Fort street near . Twenty-fourth, Thursday night that the institution would be closed Monday at 8 a. m. Mr. Walters argued at the special session that the Infirmary at Eloise, recently enlarged by the county, could accommodate the 2,000 men. "I think you gentlemen are monkeying with a problem that contains a lot of dynamite," said Mr. Andrews. "What are we going to do with these 25,000 families? "I do not want to be responsible, as a commissioner, for cutting down the allowance to $300,000 but If you persist in this stand I will have to introduce a resolution to cut these people off the list." "We have discharged a great number of men from the city pay rolls recently," said Mr. Bradley, "I know only a few of that number, but of that few six are planning to leave the ity for a farm, believing they will be better off there. If that is so. why wont our action in arbitrarily limiting the dole have a similar effect on a number of these 31.000 recipients of aid?" As a compromise, Mr. Dolan suggested the deficit allowance for July be fixed at $300,000, with the under standing the department would use up its annual budget allowance, $200,000, during that period. STRANGERITE SHOCKS COURT 'Love Brands' Cut in Detroit Pair' Arms A strange ritual, in which a young wife, the daughter of a Detroit police sergeant, and a man with whom she is said to have formed an intimate friendship, carved their names in each others' arms amazed the morals court of Pittsburgh Thursday, according to a dispatch from that city. The girl, who gave her name as Mrs. Genevieve Finney Monarch, of Detroit, told the court that the first "branding" took place in Detroit more than a month ago. Used Pen-Knife "We used a pen-knife to carve the letters," she said, displaying the name, "Edward Monarch" on her loft arm. "With my name cut into his flesh and his cut into mine, it is a bond that should hold," she opi.. d. Sergeant Harry T. Finney, of the Petoskey station, who lives at 5376 Seebaldt avenue, said Thursday evening that he had a daughter named Genevieve who ran away from home last Monday. He said she had a friend named Ed and had gone out with him against her mother's orders on the evening of her disappearance. Separated From Husband Mrs. Finney said that her daughter had, when 16, married a Detroit man, from whom she separated. The girl wearing male attire was arrested with her companion, Ed ward Monarch, Thursday morning in Pittsburgh. Monarch had the name "Genevieve Monarch" carved in his right arm, Pittsburgh police reported. TMVrE fiRAYrroSK MRDRVt COTTON PICKERS TOMORROW Adv. He Fought For Decency; Predicted Prohibition y' ffyjjf df$ FRANK H. CROUL Former Police Head Warned Brewers of Their Fate They Got Him By MALCOLM W. BINGAY. Frank Hobbs Croul left upon the city of his birth an imprint that time will not eradicate. He was the. founder iafact of the metropolian .police department of Detroit. He became police commissioner in 1909 and in four years changed it from what was little more than a village constabulary to what was recognized in police circles of the world as the finest disciplined force in America. He was able to accomplish this without ever playing politics or indulging in any political ambitions. Made No Promises The great outside world knew little of the quiet man as a business leader. It was as police commissioner that they knew of him, respected him, admired him and loved him; made of him an institution, i , ' He never made a speech in his life, he never made a political prom ise of any kind, be never granted interviews except wherein they per tained to matters of police administration. With the simplicity of a deeply sincere man he spoke of himself always as merely a servant of the people while in office, but never for publication. His position was unique in the political history of Detroit. He was appointed by Mayor Phillip Breitmeyer inJ909 following the letter's election. In those days a police commissioner was appointed for a term of four years and once appointed could not be removed except for cause. Mr. Croul took the office with a clear understanding that there would be no political strings attached. Entered Difficult Situation The department had been completely demoralized by the constant play of politics before this. There was practically no control of the rapidly growing automobile traffic. The department was conducted on the lines laid out for village life, or little more. Saloons ran wide open and the Royal Ark, a saloon keepers' organization, dominated the city government to the ex-Contilnued on Page S, Column 5. offessome A. T. & T. DATA Michigan Bell's Aide Gives Firm's Stand Thomas G. Long, attorney for the Michigan Bell Telephone company, Thursday offered to meet 37 of the 5R requests for Information of Harold Goodman, special assistant Michigan attorney general, at a meetings of attorneys in the telephone rate case with William S. Sayres, Jr., standing master In chancery. Mr. Long agreed to give part of the information in five other of the requests but said his company would contest Mr. Goodman's legal right to the information in the remaining 16 requests. Mr. Sayres set another meeting with attorneys for Monday at 1 p. m. to arrange for the legal arguments on the right of Mr. Goodman to request the disputed information after Mr. Goodman said that the state could not determine the exact costs of services furnished the local company by parent organizations without the data. Among other requests Mr. Long agreed to satisfy was one for a list of executives of the American Telegraph Telephone Co. drawing more than $25,000 a year. He refused requests for minutes of the beard of directors of the A. T. T. since 1916 and studies of business of the holding companies for thr past 10 years, TOUR FLIERS AWAITING GUN Notables Arrive at Ford Airport Ford airport, where the National Air tour will start at 9 a. m. Saturday, is a hive of aeronautical activity as the take-off hour comes nearer. Planes skim the runways and soar on preliminary tests. Newcomers settle to earth and mechanics pause a moment to see who will alight when the ship rolls up to the service hangar. Nearly every arriving ship brings some notable in aviation circles. 20 Ships to Compete William B. Stout, Ralph Upson, William B. Mayo. Major James H. (Jlmmie) Doolittle, and others equally notable rub elbows with me chanics. Thursday afternoon brought Louis A. Ysncey to the field. Pilot Yancey, in 1927, flew across the Atlantic to Rome with Roger Q. Williams. Yancey arrived at Ford airport In sn autogiro, which will accompany the tour. In the tour will be about 20 competing ships and half a dozen or more escort planes carrying officials and correspondents. The itinerary calls for 6,500 miles of flying. Mayo Is Chairman Planes awaiting the starter's signal range in size from such small ships as the Aeronca, Bull Pup and G-B Sportster up to Ford tri-motor transports. The tour's first stop will be at Walker airport, Canada, Tour officials are Mr. Mayo, chairman of the tour committee; Major Doolittle, referee, and Major Roy Collins, manager. ChildHurt, Wants Own 'Nice Doctor Is there a doctor in the house? Little seven-year-old Dorothy Whipple. 1535 Joseph Campau avenue, was instituting Friday a city-wide search for a doctor, and It had to be a special doctor, too any old one wouldn't do. She dashed from between parked cars at Philip avenue near Vernor highway Thursday and was struck to the pavement by a car driven by Leigh Howe, 19, of 1603 Gladstone avenue, the police reported. "I want my doctor," she cried to attendants at Receiving hospital. "I can't remember his name." Her parents were blank on the matter. "Let's see," they said. "There was that doctor for the measles, who used to see if she could say 'Ah,' and there was one with the castor oil complex. . ." No," moaned little Dorothy. "I mean my doctor. The nice one I like 'cause he's so nice." Considering Dorothy was suffering a badly fractured left leg, hospital people didn't wait for the popular medic to be found. Instead, they set the leg themselves. "But It won't be half as nice." wailed Dorothy. "Not half as nice as if my doctor had done it" rtRRwoRKi, jF.rrF.Rsos nr.H July 4th. Spectacular Free Pieplay. Adv, FLIERS GET BROADWAY RECEPTION 'Big Show' Is Hardest Leg of Trip for Post, Gatty PLEA FOR A U. S. MEDAL PLANNED New York, July 2 (A. P.) Wiley Post and Harold Gatty covered today perhaps the most nerve-wracking stretch of their record-smashing trip around the worldthe six miles between the Battery and Forty-sixth street. With such flerce-sounding places as Blagoveshchensk, Khabarovsk and Novosibirsk behind, they faced the showers of ticker tape and con-fetti, screaming sirens and boat whistles, hurrahs of thousands and the stares of lines of humanity along Broadway and Fifth avenue. Wife Joins Harold Gatty Only the Winnie Mae herselj, sturdy maid of the world skies, had a chance to take the day quietly. She stood, line a patient charger, in her Roosevelt field hangar. Into which she had been rolled when the world-rounding flight ended last night after eight days, 15 hours and 51 minutes. She could have started out and done it all over again, mechanics said, if she'd wanted to. The day began for Harold Gatty, navigator of the flight, when his wife, after a plane-train trip from Glendale, Cal., crept Into his room at his hotel and awakened him with a kiss shortly after 9 o'clock this morning. Mr. and Mrs. Gatty and Mr. and Mrs. Post, together with Florence C. Hall, millionaire oil man who backed the flight, breakfasted lightly, and then the procession of welcome began. There was no privacy for the fliers or their wives. New York's enthusiasm over their feat was too great for that. On the city tug, Macom, which took them from the foot of Forty-tourth street to the Battery for Uie start of their triumphant ride to city hall and then back to their hotel, they were photographed again and again. Between trips from the pilot house to pose lor newspaper photographers or to record for the "talkies," they were besieged by reporters and members of the mayor's reception committee, all desirous of learning the details of their flight Boisterous Welcome Given They told little, however, and probably thanked the nearly incessant roar of sirens for the "quiet" It gave. Both fliers helped make some of the noise of their own reception. They pulled the levers that released blast after blast from the Mocat.i's siren. Post, especially, enjoyed the experience. At the Batterv Jrew York gave its loudest greeting. Scores of tugs, boats and ferries joined In adding to the roar, as flreboats threw streams of water into the air and crowds ashore waved. L'p Broadway to city hall the fliers rode in an automobile while ticker tape fell about them In an endless stream. Mrs. Post and Mrs. Gatty, with F. C. Hall, followed in another car in which also rode their official New York hostess. Miss Evelyn Wagner, secretary of Mayor Walker. Strung out in a long line behind came two score automobiles bear-Continued on Fags .1, Column 1. TROOPS HALT CHURCH FOES Mob Burns Capuchin Home in Spain Comma, Spain, July 2 (A. P.) Three thousand rioting men and women tonight burned down a Catholic monastery and were fought off by police and soldiers with fixed bayonets when they attempted to fire two other Catholic institutions. The Capuchin monastery of San Jose burned to the ground and the flames destroyed four homes adjacent. All the priests escaped. The mob stormed out of a bull ring early in the evening after an anti-Catholic meeting, charged across the city to the monastery, set it afire, then streamed to the Jesuit college. Troops reinforced police when the situation threatened to get out of hand. Driven back by soldiers, the mob fought with stones, sticks and knives in a desperate effort to break through the lines. There is no martial law yet, but troops were posted at strategic points throughout the city. The provincial governor reported to the minister of Interior at Madrid that the situation was under control. BIRTH CONTROL APPROVAL GIVEN Newly Merged Church Action Is Not Opposed Seattle. July 2 (A. P.) Approval of voluntary parentage through birth control was formally given by the national council of Congregational and Christian churches to-day. - 'i he proposal, reported favorably by the seminar on the family and youth, was adopted with practically no opposition. It was based on the recent report of the Federal Council of Churches. SKE NOTICE TO riBLlC, PAKE 14 LINDBERGH'S TICKET LOST; HE MUST WAIT Hotel Doorman Halts Flier Going to Luncheon for Post and Gatty. New York, July 2 (A.P.) Colonel Charles' A. Lindbergh, who also flew the Atlantic once, had a hard time today getting into the luncheon to the globe fliers, Post and Gatty. Just before the luncheon hour at the Ritz, Lindbergh strode up to the door of the ballroom, where the guests were assembling. The door-msn barred his way. "Where's your invitation?" they asked. "I am Colonel Lindbergh." the flier explained. "I was invited." "You can't get In without an Invitation," was all the satisfaction he could get. Lindbergh began fumbling In his pockets for the invitation. At that moment some members of the reception committee approached, and apologies were made. PARiSAIDS DEBT PLANS France Yields to U. S. Accord Near on Moratorium Paris, July 2 (A. P.) Settlement on a very favorable basis of the Franco-American negotiations con-tering about President Hoover's proposed war debt holiday tonight was expected within a few hours. It was learned from reliable sources that an agreement had been reached on certain of the outstanding Issues on which the French and American viewpoints disagreed France has agreed to give Germany more than five years to refund a loan based on the unconditional reparations, and 10 or more years probably will be granted. France also was said to have reconsidered her suggestion that some of this money be loaned to Jugoslavia and other small European nations whose needs would be provided for by other means. y Near Accord WHh Britain ' :It was learned also that Franc and Great Britain are approaching an agreement on the question of the guarantee fund under the Young plan. This was one of the points about which Franca was most concerned. A conference scheduled for tonight between Secretary Mellon and the French representatives was postponed so that Mellon and Ambassador Edge might confer with Washington on counter proposals submitted unofficially by the French government The American representatives are to meet Premier Laval again tomorrow. The French proposals were drafted at a special meeting of the cabinet, with President Doumer attending, today. The prevailing impression tonight was that the conversations were proceeding satisfactorily, and that a special conference of the Young plan powprs is not necessary. (Copyright. 1931. br The Aflinclaled Preen Britain Agrees to Parley With 'Young Plan' Powers Ixmdon, July 2 (A. P.) The British government intervened dramatically tonight In discussions of President Hoover's moratorium plan by announcing its "willingness" to hold a conference of the powers chiefly concerned if the negotiations at Paris should break down. Great Britain has advised France that the French proposal regarding the Hoover plan constitutes an entire alteration of the Young plan in regard to the question of guarantees, and it is understood that the proposals are unacceptable to Great Britain. Officials would not confirm this Information. "Should no early solution be found," a government communiaue said, the government "have express ed inetr willingness in order that an agreement should be reached with a minimum of delay to hold a meeting of the powers chiefly concerned at an early date." MICHlGANTOTAX ONTARIO TRUCKS Ruling Affects Farmers Who Market Produce Here Frank D. Fitzgerald, secretary of state, Thursday ruled that Canadian farmers who make dally trips to Detroit with produce, must pro vide tneir trucks with Michigan licenses. He made the rullne while visiting the Detroit branch office of the secretary of state at 3136 Cass avenue, of which Joseph J. Burman is manager. After the ruling was made. In vestigators were sent to the East ern and Western markets and 20 Canadian farmers were instructed to obtain licenses. Mr. Fitzgerald announced that the state received $105,000 in malt taxes from June 3, when the new malt tax rate became effective, un til the end of June. On that basis he estimated that the Detroit area will produce more than $1,000,000 in malt taxes in a year and the year's receipts for the state he estimated to reach $2,500,000, or $500,000 more than was anticipated by the legislature. HELEN KELLER HONORED Belgrade, Jugoslavia, July 2 (A. P.i King Alexander today conferred the order of St. Sava upon Helen Keller, blind American author. Radio Program Amusements Page 10 Pag 14 END COMES AFTER LIFE OF SERVICE Ex-Leader Stricken Wednesday With Pneumonia ACTIVE 50 YEARS IN CITY GROWTH From dawn Friday to Saturday afternoon the flag on police headquarters will hang at half-mast in tribute to Frank H. Croul, twica Detroit police commissioner, who died Thursday at 3 p. m. of pneumonia In the Charles Godwin Jennings hospital. Recognized as the man who ac complished more for the Detroit po lice department than any other pub-lie official, Mr. Croul was mourned not only by the members of tha department who worked under him, but by man;' high In industrial and financial circles in tha city who knew him as a frtend, advisor and associate. For half a century he had been active in tha business life of the city. Funeral Private While tributes to him and his work were forthcoming from every quarter, and a host of friends extended their sympathy to his family, it was announced Thursday, night by Mrs. Josephine Croul that the funeral services will be simple and private, in accordance with his often-expressed wish. The rites will be conducted Saturday at 11 a. m. in his residence, 540 Mc-Dougall avenue, by Rev. 8. S. Mar quis, of Christ Episcopal church, of Crsnbrook. Interment will follow at Elmwood. Had Mr. Croul refused to neglect his persona) business to accept tha post of police commissioner, first offered him In 1909, he would hava been little known to the public. Even in the department he had few intimates, but the rank and file of the police force soon came to regard him as a friend and gava him the respect and loyalty that few men have the opportunity, ta. receive during thetr lifetimes. One of those who knew him well and worked under him during bis two administrations was William P. Rutledge, who later succeeded him as commissioner. Ills Men Speak "No man in public Ufa was abls to do more for Detroit than did Frank Croul," Mr. Rutledge said Thursday night "He took over tha Detroit police department on July 1. 1909, when it resembled the police force of a big village, and built it up so well that before he ended Continued on Page t. Column L U. SfGREATEST, SAYS PREMIER MacDonald Praises Moratorium Plan London. July 2 (A. P.) Prima Minister Ramsay MacDonald, speak ing tonight at the Independence day dinner of the American Society In London, said: The Boston tea party meant "that you are abls to celebrate this day; that you ars able to lift up your heads to the world, that you have been able to build up by patient labor, by courage and self-respect, the greatest nation that now exists on the face of this earth. He paid a glowing tribute to President Hoover's moratorium ' proposal, which he described as an act of "great wisdom, courage and deep Insight." Describing the world's economls difficulties as a result of over-pro duction in the western hemisphere and under-production In the east ern, he declared: "Those of us who have been bending our heads in front of those difficulties, confessing that we were baffled by them, now begin to see a way out, to see hope. It that is so, it Is very largely owing to that wise and courageous act of tha president of the United States." ROBBER IS SLAIN Boston, July 2 (A.P.) A highwayman was shot and ked in the north end today as he attempted to flee after robbing Alfred Beck, collector for a real estate firm. Beck waa shot in the ankle by the robber, while his guard, Fred Colo-bellt, was clubbed with a pistol butt. A second robber escaoed. Toil ay is I lie llav to Order Your SUNDAY WANT AD in Tin: FREE PRESS Phone Randolph 9400 or. if mor convenient. branch office. Cunningham Drug atort, 106S Woodward

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