8 Nisan 1931 Tarihli Evening Star Gazetesi Sayfa 1

8 Nisan 1931 tarihli Evening Star Gazetesi Sayfa 1
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WEATHER. <U. S. Weather Bureau Forecast.) Fair and warmer tonight and tomor row; lowest temperature tonight about 47 degrees. Temperatures—Highest, 67, at noon today: lowest, 39, at 8 p.m. yesterday. Full report on page 4. Closing N. Y. Markets, Pages 13,14 & 15 Olj I t/u# post office, Washington. I). C. BIG BILL THOMPSON DEFEATEDBYI9I.9I6 VOTES BY CERMAK Democrat’s Majority Largest Ever Given for Mayor in Chicago’s History. FORMER IMMIGRANT BOY WILL TAKE OFFICE SOON! Retiring City Head Says He Will Continue to Work for Good of j Municipality. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, April B.—The political career of William Hale Thompson, as mayor, today lay buried beneath a rec ord-breaking blanket of votes which elevated to the mayorship. Anton J. Ccrmak, one-time immigrant boy from Bohemia. ■'Big Bill, the Builder," and a past master of the art of American politics, was swept out of office by his Demo cratic opponent by the overwhelming majority of 191,916, thus becoming the worst beaten mayoralty candidate in the history of the city. The vote, Thomp son, 475,613; Cermak, 667,529, was in sharp contrast to the previous record majority of 147,477 by which Thompson won in 1915. The result by which the "cowboy” mayor’s aspirations for a fourth term were abruptly ended, was haled by his opponents as a “new deal for Chicago.” Says City Redeemed Self. "Chicago," said Robert Isham Ran dolph, president of the Chicago Associ ation of Commerce, "has redeemed it self. We’ve had enough of Nero fiddling while Rome burned. We had told the world that we are prepared to regain our business level and restore our good came.” The mayor-elect, who expects to take office soon—possibly within the next veek —tock his elevation to the mayor ship of America's second city quietly, declaring the “whole world would not be disappointed in the new administra tion. He took a nap after the close of the polls, awakening to find himself winning. , _ . "Criminals,” he said, will find no • hiding place here. Our streets will be safe. Industry and commerce will find the highest encouragement. We shall at once set ourselves to the task of preparing our house for those who shall visit us at the century of progress ex hibition. This truly begids a new day lor Chicago.” Bedlam broke loose in the streets of downtown Chicago as shouts of frenzied Cermak supporters haled hi* victory over the master showman. Bombs and bullets added to the din, but they were fired harmlessly into the heavens. The outburst of enthusiasm was cne of the loudest since the signing of the armi stice. There were no disorders last night or during the day’s balloting. "Big Bill” Smiles. But for "Big BUI.” who entered the campaign after a bitter partisan cam paign fight announcing he would never seek public office again, there was no cause for rejoicing. He smiled, con gratulated his victorious opponent and then served notice that the vote that reduced him to the rank of a private citizen would not deter him in efforts to aid Chicago. “I will,” he said, “redouble my efforts for completion of the waterways to bring to Chicago a greater prosperity and to this end I have chartered the Missis sippi River steamship Cape Girardeau and will leave on a tour of the Illinois, Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee Rivers April 9. • • * I love Chicago and believe in the destiny of our city.” Thus the man who once said he would "bust King George of England on the snoot,” greeted the result of the Demo cratic boom which not only removed Thompson, but apparently swept into the council chamber enough Democratic counciimen to give Cermak a working majority. The returns indicated the ratio would be 26 or more Democrats to 24 or less Republicans. It was the second big victory for a Democrat within the past year the other having been that of James Hamilton Lewis, elected to the United States Senate last November, over Ruth Hanna McCormick. Republican nominee. There (Continued cn Page 2, Column 8.) FOREIGNERSASKED TO LEAVE MADEIRA Lisb'n Acts to Safeguard Visitors Before Acting Against Rebels. Br the Associated Press. LISBON, Portugal, April B.—Evacua ton of foreign residents of Madeira was provided for and closing of all ports of the island group was ordered in an emergency cabinet decree published to day. The decree intimates that all resi dents of the island who have accepted posts under the rebel Junta set up there will be dismissed and tried in special courts. The decree affirmed intention of the government to suppress the revolt which, apparently instigated by political de portees. has overthrown the Lisbon authority in Funchal. An offer will be made the garrison at Funchal and the military junta there to allow them to return to the government fold, where after, in the event of its refusal, mil itary measures, made possible by a large expeditionary force sent to Ma deira, will be undertaken. BANDITS ASK $20,000 Negotiations Conducted for Release of Missionaries in China. PEIPING. China, April 8 MP).—Ne gotiations for the release of Rev. Bert Nelson, formerly of Minneapolis, and Rev. K. N. Tvedt, American Lutheran missionaries, who were captured by bandits in Honan Province last Fall, were proceeding today. The bandits are demanding $20,000 for their release. It was hoped the amount might bo reduced. A letter frc~i r " ’■> —ir\ received jjere, said .1. \. - -eli. ROSENDAHL TO BE COMMANDER OF NEW NAVY DIRIGIBLE AKRON Former Los Angeles Skipper Regarded as Foremost U. S. Zeppelin Authority. Is Ranking Officer to Survive Destruction of Shenan doah in 1925. By the Associated Press. Lieut. Comdr. Charles E. Rosendahl, who knows more about airships in fair I sailing and disaster than any other American, today was named the first skipper of the Navy's new queen oi the skies, the dirigible ZRS-4, better j known as the Akron. Rosendahl was ordered to the naval air station at Lakehurst, N. J., Apr:* 15, to bcg.n assembling a crew for th ,; new airship from the personnel trainee" aboard the Los Angeles, the dirigible given to this country by Germany un der the treaty of Versailles. Trial flights are to be conducted in July. Rosendahl is a survivor of the Shen andoah disaster, and was for three years captain of the Los Angeles. The Akron, named for her birth - (Continued on Page 2, Column 4.) CRAIN FACES PROBE IN NEW YORK CITY District Attorney Takes Stand to Fight Charges of Inefficiency. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, April B.—Thcmas C. T. Crain, Manhattan's silver-haired district attorney, took the stand today to fight charges of inefficiency on which the City Club demands his removal. He be- 1 gun immediately to answer questions about his investigations of racketeering. Commissioner Samuel Seabury, hear ing the charges for Gov. Roosevelt, pref aced the proceedings with a statement that the accusations "do not in any j respect call into question the honesty and integrity of the district attorney.” Hearing Formal and Dignified. The atmosphere of the hearing room was formal and dignified. Both Sea bury and Crain wore frock coats and 1 striped trousers. So did John Kirk land Clark, inquisitor for the commis sioner, and Samuel Untermyer, attor ney for the district attorney. Attorney Clark's first questions laid the groundwork for getting into the record details of Investigations into al leged racketeering at the Fulton Fish j Market, in the sale of milk and ether business enterprises, and the organ, tion by Crain of a citizens' committee to look into racketeering last year. Grand jury minutes in the Fulton Fish Market investigation were identi fied and placed in the record. An investigation of all municipal affairs has been voted by the Legisla ture. The members of the Investigating Committee were appointed yesterday. Mayor Walker Is continuing prepara tions for a vigorous defense of his ad ministration in reply to charges filed against him with Gov. Roosevelt by the City Affairs Committee. Legislative Probers Named. The legislative committee to investi gate the city government from street sweeper to Judiciary and the mayor was named yesterday. The Republican leaders of the Legis lature selected Senators Samuel H. Hofstadter, New York, and Leon F. Wheatley, Hornell, and Assemblymen William J. Lamont of Orange, Abbott Low Moffat of New York and William F. Potter of Suffolk. The Democratic leaders chose as their two appointees the youngest and oldest Democratic members of the Legislature in point of service, Senator John J. McNaboe, serving his first term in the Legislature, and Assemblyman Louis A. Cuvillier, who began his service in the Lower House in 1907. Both represent New York districts. Ex-Informer Threatened. An attorney threatened to punch Chile Acuna, ex-police informer, on the nose. The trial of four vice squadsmen was going on. Samuel Liebowitz, defense j attorney, became angered at Acuna’s actions and declared himself of a mind , to lay a punch on Acuna's nose. Nelson Ruttenberg, fourth deputy po- : llcc commissioner conducting the trial, promptly told Liebowitz any more such j threats would result in Liebowitz's be- ; ing ejected as counsel. butler would like TO BE U. S. SENATOR! Has Not Had Time to Think It Over, Marine Corps Gen eral Says. ' PHILADELPHIA, April 8 UP). —"I would like to be a United States Sena tor from Pennsylvania,” said Maj. Gen. Smedley D. Butler of the Marine Corps here today. “But,” he added, “I haven’t had , time to think seriously about running for the Senate, and will not give the matter any consideration until my lec , ture tour is over on April 15. “When I retire from the Marine 1 Corps, around the end of September, my future plans will be definite. There , is nothing to stop me from seeking ; the nomination in the 1932 Spring pri , mary, if, after consideration, I decide that is the thing I want to do.” i SING SING CONVICTS DESCRIBED AS PROLIFIC LOVE-LETTER WRITERS E ! Parole Commissioner Asserts They Give Only Street Address and "Develop Genius for Expression.” v .. - t i 1 By the Aiiocleted Press. f NEW YORK, April B.—Convict* at J ’ Sing Sing are prolific and In some case* 3 excellent writer* of love letter*. i e Bernard J. Fagan, commissioner of r ‘ the State division of parr!?, told about 1 it at s meeting o* conc?”~-"' !** The convicts get the the love Uht Jtbmmn Skf. \ ✓ J X WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION WASHINGTON, IX C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 1931—THIRTY-SIX PAGES. *** LIEUT. COMDR. CHARLES E. ROSENDAHL. GRIEFMEN RETURN; PLAY HERE TODAY Earl Clarke to Be Honored in Contest With Braves. Sam Jones May Hurl. The Griff men are home. Washington was to have its first glimpse today of the ball team Walter Johnson confidently predicts will win the American League pennant. A long and unusually successful training grind at an end, it was a cheer ful band of athletes that filed through Union Station shortly before noon out into a winey Spring day, to be greeted j i by a sizable group of the “faithful.” Will Play Braves. At 3 o’clock they were to meet the Boston Braves of the National League In an exhibition contest that was to sea- j tuer Earl Clarke, a Washington youth ! for whom many have forecast a bril- I liant career. In honor of him it has i been designated “Earl Clarke day” at the ball park and many of his old play mates of the sandlots were expected out to give him a "hand.” Clarke la a center fielder and holds the all-time major league record for chances accepted in one game. He made 12 putouts and 1 assist to beat a mark which had stood since the early days of the American League. Sam Jones was the probable Wash ington pitching choice. Manager Bill McKechnie of the Braves was uncer tain who would be his selection. Charley Wilson, the Boston third baseman, got to town a day earlier than his mates to undertake a bit of serious business. Charley was mar ried here yesterday. The bride was Maureen Collins of Rochester, N. Y. Tomorrow the Griff men will play the Philadelphia Nationals here. Al though not counted among the stronger teams of their league, the Phillies have been making It hot for the world cham pion Athletics in the annual Phila delphia city series, having won two games to the Mackmen's one. President Gets Pass. President and Mrs. Hoover will be on hand at Griffiith Stadium April 14 to see the Washington and Philadelphia clubs open the 1931 American League season. Assurance of this was given by the President today to Clark Griffith, president of the Washington club, who called to present to the President a season pass contained in a morocco wallet with the President’s initials on the cover in silver. Mr. Griffith also left with the President a handsome wallet for Mrs. Hoover, made of alliga tor leather, highly lacquered and trim med in silver, containing an annual 1 pass. President and Mrs. Hoover have not missed an opening ball game since they have occupied the White House and each year have attended one game of the world series. —■ —■■■■ - 3,000 REDS DRIVEN OUT OF CHINESE CITY Bombing Planes Dislodge Invaders. Hwangchow Is Reported Virtually Destroyed. | By the Associated Press. HANKOW, April 8. —Three thousand Reds who attacked and captured Hwangchow, 50 miles east of here, were driven from that city today. Hwang chow was reported virtually destroyed. Six thousand Reds attacked Fungkou, 80 miles west of Hankow, but the mil itary defenders there repulsed them. The Invasion of Hwangchow was short but violent. The attackers began an orgy of looting as soon as the city fell early in the day. Government bombing planes were sent from here to dislodge the Invaders. Hwangchow, situated on the north oank of the Yangtse River, is considered an Important center because of its proximity to Hankow, Hanyang and Wuchang, the tri-cities of Central China. It had a population of 30,000 in 1924. lorn from matrimonial bureaus and. In writing, give only the street address of the prison In Ossining. “Driven by their loneliness and the monotony of prison life to express themselves on paper,” Mr. Fagan said, “men In prison become prolific letter -■' i ecreet lines develop a genius ... c.;„" e.laa.” IfINAL BREAKDOWN I IN NAVAL PARLEY SEEN IN LONDON Intense F-Power Rivalry Ex pected Unless France Yields in Demands. GREAT BRITAIN LINKS ARMS WITH ITALY Failure of Conference May Give Rise to Friendlier English Feel ing Toward Germany. BY CARROLL BINDER. By Cable to The Star. LONDON, England, April B.—The Anglo-Franco-Italian naval agreement, which raised the hopes of peace lovers throughout the world, Is admitted even by the British to be dangerously near final breakdown. Unless the French admiralty yields—and there is not much reason to expect this—naval rivalry may burst out intensely and the United States and Japan, as well as Great Britain, may lose the laboriously achieved limitations and economies of the London Conference. The rapprochement between France ; and Great Eritain, which prospered during the first days of the mutual re- j sentment at the Austro-German Cus- j toms Union, has withered startlingly, and Great Britain is linking arms with Italy in stiff resistance to the French naval demands. Great Britain more over is showing a friendlier eye to Ger many, whom she momentarily disliked for the secrecy over the Austrian pact. Sharp Contrast Shown. When this correspondent first dis closed that the French policy was threatening naval agreement, the Brit ish deprecated the report and en deavored to persuade the correspondents that the drafting was progressing nor mally. The Labor government’s passion for successful conclusion of the pact, for which Foreign Minister Arthur Henderson, First Lord of the Admiralty A. V. Alexander and Robert L. Craigie ! have striven so hard, sustained them j through many days of wrangling with I the French. Now faced with failure and the pos i sibility of being cbliged to spend large I sums for additional armament to keep pace with the French, the British reveal the real situation from their standpoint, which sharply contrats with the French presentation. The London version portrays the French navallsts as not only seeking to scrap the preliminary agreement but dooming in advance the forthcoming disarmament conference by striving for a fleet which in all but capital ships would be almost equal to the British and in submarines would be superior. Not even the Labor govern ment is willing to abandon Great Brit ian's historic naval supremacy in that fashion and the admiralty would not permit any govemenmt to do so if it wished. See Claim for Free Hand. The British consider the French de mand nothing less than a claim for a free hand for construction in the years 1935-1936—the last two years of the London Naval Treaty. The United States, Japan. Great Britain and Italy would thus be restricted by the treaty terms for six years, while France would be limited for only four. Great Britain has flatly notified the French that it will not entertain such a project. There must be a six-year agreement for all or none whatever. Italy shares this British view. The British refute the French con tentions regarding over-age vessels with the allegation that the British fleet will also comprise a large proportion of over age vessels in 1936, which will be re placeable gradually by building started after that date if necessary. Would Open Escape Clause. Should the French persist in build ing, the British will be free to do like wise under the escape clause of the Lon don treaty. But then the United States and Japan would be free to increase their navies proportionately and the ! situation would be as inimical to peace and economy as it was before London, save for Anglo-American parity. The government organ, the Herald, editorially warns Paris that the “agree ment must be based on the prinlciple of applying to France and Italy the limita tions already accepted by Great Brit ain, America and Japan or it cannot be signed by Great Britain.” And with out agreement, the Franco-Itallan po litical strife will be resumed, i All of which intensifies interest in the visit of German Chancellor Hein rich Bruening and Foreign Minister Julius Curtius to London early in May. (Continued on Page 2, Column i.) WUPPER SENTENCED TO 210 YEARS IN JAIL $1,000,000 Bank Embezzler Also Fined SSOO Each on 20 Forgery Charges, i ' By the Associated Press. WEST POINT, Nebr., April B.—Paul 1 Wupper, w’ho embezzled $1,000,000 | from his bank at Beemer, today plead [ ed guilty to 20 counts of forgery in l District Court, and was sentenced to a 1 total of 210 years in prison. He also was fined SSOO on each count. He was arrested in Philadelphia a few days ago for bigamy. District Judge Clinton Chase sen , fenced the former mayor and bank , president, on his plea of guilty, to 20 years in prison on the first forgery charge and 10 years on each of the other 19 charges. The sentences are ► to run consecutively. The charges in volved forgeries totaling $35,000. Wupper, who is 54 years old, also was charged with the embezzlement of $67,000 from the bank, which failed in September, 1928, but this count was not i pressed by County Attorney Harvey f Ellenberger. The former bank president will be s taken to the State penitentiary, at Lin s coin, as soon as his commitment papers !, are ready. r When asked by the district Judge If s he h* ' '•v t’Mrs'j. to say, Wupper muhulc.l ‘ -hi -or*.” THE END OF THE SHOW. FARM AID FAILURE, ! SAYS GRAIN LEADER 'Program Menaces Coming Crops, Chicago Trade Board Head Declares. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, April 8. —President James C. Murray of the Chicago Board of Trade declared today that the stabili zation program of the Farm Board "has failed completely In the attempt to maintain the markets on any satis factory level.” In an address before the Chicago Association of Commerce he said the Farm Board's operations "have only resulted in accumulations which are a menace to the coming crops.” "Passage of the agricultural market ing act, intended to be of benefit to the farmer, has admittedly failed of its pur pose. Ably managed by honest men interested in the working out of a definite scheme of farm relief, the op eration of the act has again demon strated the futility of interference with the normal action and reaction to supply and demand,” he declared. Others’ Experiences Cited. Through the act, he said, the Gov ernment has advanced “large sums for the purpose of building up co-operative companies, under obligation to market their grain through the single channel approved by the Farm Board.” But it has been clearly demonstrated in the experience of other countries that "the unit system of marketing through one national channel is not a success, and that a free and open market, one carry ing a wide public interest, is the only sound and safe means of disposing of staple crops.” Mr. Murray said the Board of Trade strongly recommended the following: “First, that the Government should at the earliest possible date divest it self entirely of the business of mer chandising grain, to the end that the marketing of the surplus already stored up shall be handled by the regular dealers in the domestic and export trade with the least possible disturb ance to the marketing of the coming crops. Open Market Held Essential. "Second, that in assisting the devel opment of co-operative marketing, as required under the terms of the act. Government funds should not be used at lower rates of interest in the mer chandising of commodities in competi- ! tion with the established trade. "Third, that the maintenance of a free and open market for grain, with a wide public interest, is essential to the best Interests of the producer and consumer. “Fourth, that the market should be relieved of unnecessary detailed gov ernmental supervision and bureaucratic control.” TWO KiLLEbr3HURT IN AQUEDUCT BLAST Explosion 60f Feet Below Street Level in Bronx Entombs Men. Sixty Others Escape. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, April B.—Two men were killed, three seriously injured and 60 escaped death last night in an explo sion in a part of a 22-mile aqueduct be ing constructed from Yonkers to Long Island City. The dead: Edelmino Fernandez, 27 years old, su perintendent. Weiman Moffett, 30, superintendent in charge of blasters. The aqueduct, being constructed at a cost of $44,000,000 and with Patrick J. McGovern as contractor, has been called “the Black Luck Tunnel,” because a dozen workers have been killed in its construction. The explosion occurred in the Bronx portion of the tunnel, 605 feet below street level. Seventy charges of dyna mite had been laid. The dead and injured were buried un der tons of rock and dirt. Other work ers were blown from their feet. The uninjured quickly dug out their com panions. The Bronx homicide squad and other police officers began an Investigation. Chile Has Light Earthquake. SANTIAGO, Chile, April 8 (A*). —A light earth shock was felt here today, starting at 4:25 a.m. and lasting for 20 seconds. No damage was reported. Radio Frcgrams on Page C-Z Cow Saves Own Life By Flashing Light To Call Assistance By the Associated Press. SAYRE, Pa., April B.—Della, a Holstein cow, owned by George Smith of Ulster, was recovering today from an attack of Indiges tion because she summoned a doctor in time. Every day when the time for rations arrives, Della pulls an electric light cord tied to a stanchion of her stall. Early to day the light flashed on, and when Smith hurried to the bam he found the cow suffering from indigestion. He called a veterina rian, who said Della would have died had she not received prompt treatment. COUNTERFEIT BILL SUSPECTS ESCAPE Two Wanted for Flooding Cumberland Valley With Bogus $5 Currency. Special Dispatch to The Star. HAGERSTOWN, Md., April B— Two men, thought to be counterfeiters, who have literally flooded the Cumberland valley section with bogus $5 bills, es caped arrest by a Department of Jus tice agent by a margin of about 5 minutes here today, when they left their rooming house just before the investigator arrived to take them into custody. Authorities say the men made their escape in an automobile bearing District of Columbia tags. The men. who arrived at the home of Mrs. Bertha L. Finfrock several days ago. driving a car with Ohio license plates, registered under the names of A. M. Kilburne and Famham Kil bume, father and son, respectively. They at first had refused to register at the rooming house, but at Mrs. Fin frock's insistence they did so, adding they were from Baltimore. The $5 bills, nearly SIOO worth of which have been turned over to police, have been passed in various towns throughout the Cumberland Valley, starting at Harrisburg, Pa., and includ ing Frederick and Westminster, Md. Complaints continue to flow in from all sections of the counterfeit money. Mrs. Finfrock informed authorities that she noticed during the stay of the men that they kept in their room sev eral bottles of different colored Ink and what appeared to be dies. The counter feit bills are very poorly executed, police say. The landlady at the boarding house said the tags on the machine the men drove evidently were changed during, their stay at the house. LAWLESSNESS SPREADS i Palestine Government Believes Crimes Political in Nature. JERUSALEM, April 8 UP). The Jewish Telegraphic Agency said today that lawlessness was spreading in the neighborhood of Yaggour, near Haifa, wnere three Jewish workmen were shot and killed Sunday night as they were returning home from a nearby cement factory. Reports here said that unidentified persons were demolishing telephone stations and cutting wires between Acre and the Arab village Shefaram. The agency said that the Palestine government was more and more in clined to believe the crime political in nature. COLLEGIAN MORE "HIPPEROUS” THAN DAD, SAYS RENSSELAER HEAD Declares Student of Today Drinks No More Than Fathers Did, But Must Carry Liquor'on Hip. Ey the Associated Press. TROY, N. Y. t April B—After 56 years’ observation of college men, Dr. Palmer Chamberlain Ricketts, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, finds students of today more “hipperous” than those of half a century ago. That’s the chief difference he has found. Modem students are as well balanced and as hard working. College men now drink no more than their fathers did, he explained, but now they have to carry their liquor on the hip, hence “hipper*’ and “hipperous.” “I’ve only been teaching 56 years,” he rr’f. “rnJ human nature doesn’t change m so short a time.” v" . . ■" ~| “From Presn to Homo Within the Hour ” The Star's carrier system covers every city block and the regular edi tion is delivered to Washington homes ( as fast as the papers are printed. Yesterday’s Circulation, 116,303 OP) Mean* Associated Pre**. T\\ O OEJsTS. !N[W CLUE FOUND ! IN MURDER PROBE # . Bloody Handkerchief Discov ered Near Grave of Slain Marine. A bloody handkerchief found In the woods In which the bullet-riddled body of Pvt. Emanuel Thorne, 25-year-old Marine, was buried in a shallow grave dug by his slayer, was expected to be turned over to Prince Georges County investigators today. The handkerchief, considered the most important clue thus far in the in vestigation of the mysterious murder, was picked up by a man who was dump ing rubbish in the woods on March 15. 1 He communicated with Constable Earl Blackwell of Capitol Heights, Md., who already had found an automobile be- I; lieved to have been used by the killer. Beth car and the handkerchief were found on the same day, causing Black well to place the time of the murder as about midnight, March 14. Brawl Is Reported. At that time, Blackwv.il declared to day, a drunken brawl in which several shots were fired is known to have oc curred in a garage not far from the woods in which Thome’s body was found. Blackwell heard of the shooting at the time, he said, and rushed to the garage, but was told nothing had hap pened. On the night of the battle in the garage an ambulance was summoned to Greater Capitol Heights, but the crew was told the alarm was a false one, according to Blackwell. The ambulance returned to Washington, stopping at Fifteenth and H streets northeast, where the driver told a curious bystander of the call to the Maryland town. Black well has talked with the man who saw the ambulance, he said, but has been unable to learn whether the vehicle be longed to the various Washington hos pitals or was privately owned. Since the discovery of Thorne’s corpse, however, Blackwell has investi gated the disturbance in the garage. His probe, he asserted, has convinced him Thorne was slain in the garage and that his body was placed in the auto mobile, carried to the edge of the woods and dragged from the machine to the place of burial. “Only a drunken man would have made such a botch of disposing of his victim,” Blackwell declared. Stain Found on Car. “The layer of dirt covering the body was only an inch or two thick and a sober man certainly would have buried his victim deeper than that.” The automobile, found abandoned on Crystal Spring road, about two blocks from the improvised grave, bears a dark brown stain, believed to be blood, Blackwell continued. The stain, he said, “looks as though somebody tried to wash it off.” Blackwell said he has the names of several persons who witnessed the fight in the garage and that he plans to question them today. He also plans to interview the man who found the hand kerchief, which bears no initials or other mark of identification. The man claims to have seen an au tomobile near the woods early on the morning of March 15, however, and Blackwell is endeavoring to learn the identity of the occupants. The machine, Blackwell said, probably was the same one which he is now holding in a Cap itol Heights garage. Vincent Selbicky, a member of the Marine Band, in the rear of whose home Thorne’s body was found, was question (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) Dr. Ricketts entered Rensselaer as a student and remained as an instructor, eventually to become a directdt, and finally president. At 75 he works 10 hours a day. His relaxation is the reading of horror stories. The roster of engineers who have achieved eminence in their profession includes the names of many who learned the fundamentals and the ideals of their caiHni frewi him. A large share of pended upon buildings «nd equipment at ftensselaer was dona%d by these former students as a testinmnial of the '■stm-in In which they IWldiPiC.,” as 1 he Is known on the LONGWORTH. ILL WITH PNEUMONIA, HAS “GOOD NIGHT” Wife Arrives at Curtis Home in Aiken, S. C., Where Speaker Is Guest. n PHYSICIANS TO ISSUE TWO BULLETINS DAILY President Hoover Assigns Personal Physician to Keep Him Informed in Case. By the Associated Press. AIKEN. S. C„ April B.—Nicholas Longworth, for six years Speaker of the House, lay seriously ill here today from pneumonia. Mrs. Longworth was at his bedside. The former Alice Roosevelt, daugh ter of President Roosevelt, arrived her* to be with her husband this morning at 10:20 o’clock. She was summoned last night after physicians attending Long worth revealed a heavy cold he had had for 10 days developed Into pneumonia Monday night. Dr. R. H. Wilds of Aiken, said there had been no change in Longworth’* condition since late yesterday, but added that Longworth had a ‘good night.” Confer With Mrs. Longworth. The physician and his associates on the case. Dr. Thomas G. Brooks of Aiken and Dr. V. P. Sidenstricker of Augusta, conferred with Mrs. Long worth soon after her arrival. Although they had said there would be an official bulletin on Longworth’s condition after the conference, none was issued immediately. Later, Dr. Wilds announced the first formal bulletin would be issued at 8 p.m. today. He said bulletins would be issued tomorrow at 9 a.m., noon and 9 p.m. He said Longworth rested comfortably during the morning. Longworth’s pulse, he said, was 110, his temperature 101 and his respiration 23. He said the patient’s blcod pressure was satisfac tory. Dr. Wilds said Longworth had lobar pneumonia. Only the right lung Is af fected. Crisis in Three to Five Days. “A crisis, if there is one,” Dr. Wilds said, “will probably come in from three to five days.” Mrs. Longworth brought Miss Eliza beth Nelson, a nurse, of Baltimore, with her from Washington this morning to attend Longworth. Longworth is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis of Washington. He was here for a vacation when he be came ill. An oxygen tank was used in treating him yesterday. His physicians said it was used solely as a precaution. Longworth, a Republican, began his service in Congress in 1903. He repre sents the first Ohio District. HOOVER SHOWS CONCERN. Assigns Personal Physician to Keep Him Informed. President Hoover, in his concern re garding the condition of Speaker Long worth, has requested that he be kept posted as to the progress of the lat ter’s illness. This morning Mr. Hoover had hi* personal physician, Capt. Joel T. Boone, make inquiries by long-distance tele phone regarding Mr. Longworth's con dition. Capt. Boone reported that hi* advices were that the Speakers’ illness was substantially as reported In the papers today. MACHADO MOVES TO AVERT CRISIS Grants Three Important Conces sions to Opposition Trying to Oust Him. By the Associated Press. HAVANA, April 8. —Presiden* Mach ado, in an effort to avert wha‘ appear* to be an almost unavoidable Ais is la the Cuban political situation, has de cided to make three important conces sions to the opposition which is trying to oust him. They are: First—Agreement to permit return to Cuba of more than 60 political pris oners recently transferred to the Isl* of Pines Prison from Principe Fortres* here. Second—Granting of liberty to Col. Aurelio Hevia, Nationalist chieftain, who has been held somewhat as hos tage by the government for many weeks. Third—Agreement to liberate Maj. Manuel Espinosa, former presidential • aide .de camp, who was court-martialed on charges of an attempt against the President’s life, and reaccused yesterday by a palace guard as having been an anti-administration plotter. The first concession is expected to placate the students, and the second is considered a compromise move in the direction of the Nationalist Union, principal organized body seeking Gen. Machado’s removal. The third is ex pected to block criticism of the public, which- has been given to understand that the court-martial trying Espinosa found him.. innocent. Two general amnesty proclamation* published in the official gazette today pardon persons charged with offense* through the medium of the press against election judges of the electoral law. MURDER l§ MYSTERY Doctor Called to Office — Finds Man Stabbed to Death. CHICAGO. April 8 (/P).— Dr. James Patejdl was enjoying an evening home last night when the telephone rang. He answered. “There’s an accident case in your of fice,” said the caller, who failed to reveal his identity. Hurrying to his office he found sit ting In his chair William Lewi*, 35 dead from a knife wound In his side. surrounded the slaying-

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