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FIRE CAPT. MURDER WARMING UP
Oil Gave Out
But The Plane
Landed Safe
Came Down at Rockland,
Maine—The Plane Is in
Good Condition and
Will Probably Proceed
When It Gets Oil Supply
—First Interruption
Flight
of
GENERAL BALBO
THANKS PRESIDENT
i Now York, July 25 — (UP) —
One of the fleet of Italian sea
planes which left New York this
morning for Shedlac, N. B., was
forced down by loss of oil at
Rockland, Me., Mackay radio re
ported this afternoon.
The piano I-Gall of the sixth
triad, commanded by Captain
dalle, came down safely, radio ad
vices to Mackay said.
Tfc* co-pilot, of the plane Is Cap
lain Cllngherl, and it carried al
so Sergeant Mechanic Bartlllni
and Corporal W. T. Plosi.
It was the first, forced landing
made by many of the fleet of sea—
iplanes since the departure from
^taljr, and the first mishap of any
kind since one plane was wrecked
fCoritlnued on Page t.)
SCREEN STAR IS
INDIGNANT AT
' PARIS WRITER
Jeanette MacDonald Was
Very Much Libelled—
Sued and Got Judgment
of the Court
New York, July 25.—(UP)—
Without benefit of camera or di
rectors, Jeanette MacDonald, film
star, worked herself Into a fine
dramatic frenzy to-day as she re
lated the circumstances that led
her to sue a Parisian oolumnlst for
libel because he wrote an imagina
tive interview that started with a
iklss and “got worse on that point.”
Miss MacDonald arrived from
(Prance on tho lie De France. “It
was disgusting,” Miss MacDonald
said gesturing with red-tipped fin
gers.
"He said he found himself in my
bedroom in Paris and that when I
was about to have him thrown out
|he explained that he was the
anonymous press agent who started
that terrible Umberto rumor—that
Princess Marie Jose of Italy, had
Shot me and thrown acid In my
ifneo after catching mo riding with
prince Umberto, her husband.
I "It was a most disgusting (article.
rTho writer said that I said ‘You
are here for money,’ and he said
he replied ‘I do not want money. I
nnn Victim atrl + Vl Vftil ' Thtt
story got worse from there on.”
The actress triumphantly point
ed out that she won her suit, the
writer being forced to apologize.
! “But I didn't get any money,”
she said.
During the interview Robert
Richie. Miss MacDonald's fiance
and manager stood nearby. The
actress was asked when they Intend
getting married.
“Tbcro Is something holding me
back from murrlage,” she said.
"Can you show me one successful
Hollywood marriage?"
UNDBERGHSTO
STAY SIX WEEKS
IN GREENLAND
They WUI Ply Over the In
land Ice Area That Has
Not Been Explored
Much
Gotrhaab, Greenland, July 25—
(UP)—Col and Mrs Charles A.
Lindbergh will remain here for
etz weeks to fly over the but sketch
ily explored Inland Ice area as
well as n\ong the Greenland coasts.
It was made known today, originally
planning only to survey possible
routes for a northern trans-Atlan
tic air route, the Lindberghs have
decided to fly well over the north,
west and south coasts, and then
across''the Inland Ice burrler. rising
from 8000 to 10.000 feet high.
The depot ship sent here for
them has been ordered to Holstens
borg, 820 miles north of here on the
west coast, where they will estab
lish a base for tbelr northern
flights Later the Lindberghs plan
to fly southward and Anally to
cross the groat barrier to Bcoresby
Sound, on the eaat coast, before re
turning lo Labrador. Ctrl and Mrs
Lindbergh said they planned an
other flight to Greenland next year,
to continue their explorations.
EXPLOSION OF
STILL ALMOST
WRECKS HOME
Railroad Hill Street House
Badly Damaged — No
One Hurt—Owners Be
ing Held tor Trial
A two-story frame building:,
owned by Mr and Mrs Anthony
Stulplnls at 15 Railroad HU1 street,
was completely wrecked at 7:30
o'clock this morning when a 25
gallon capacity "moonshine" still
exploded in the basement. No
one was injured.
Victor, 11-year old son of the
owners, escaped injiAy when he
was tossed out ef bed on the sec
ond floor. He dashod, out to the
bock yard to dress and scampered
away.
The owmri were arrested and
charged with illegal manufacture
of liquor. Arraigned before Judge
Edward Mascolo in city codrt they
(Continued on Page 4.)
NATION MADE
REPLY TO THE
PRESIDENT
Americans All, They Were
Quick to Send Word—
AH Will Jump in and
Help
(The text of President
Roosevelt’s speech will be
found on Puce Four.)
By FREDERICK A. STORM
(United Press Stuff Correspondent)
Washington, July 25—(UP)—
Pledges of allegiance approach
ing war time fervor poured in on
the government today as Ameri
cans answered President Roose
velt’s call for a United and imme
diate offensive to conquet the en
emy of depression.
“It will be done,” was the sl^gan
of thousands of messages which
streamed to the White House In
response to President Roosevelt'
appeal to all employers, large and
small, to sign an agreement Axing
fair and uniform wages for all and
spreading employment by short
ening working hours.
"A common covenant,” the pres
ident called it—a covenant "in the
name of patriotism and human
ity.”
The way to better times lor ull
has been carefully charted, Mr
Roosevelt said In his natlon-w)de
appeal last night and “It Is time
for. courageous action. 1
The president barely had An
(Continued on Page 2.)
BURGLAR WAS
FOUHD IN HOME
OF POLICEMAN
New Haven— (UP)— Louis
Costello, 18, of Albany, N. Y.,
made a serious mistake yester
day cveninic when he wander
ed into the home of ltobert
W. Welch, who hapiiens to be
a supernumerary policeman.
Welch rfeturnod home and
started into his bedroom. He
saw Costello rummaging In a
dresser drawer. He was
smoking a cigar and apparently
was unworried and unhurried.
Welch discovered Costello had
taken his arvlce revolver when
he arrested him for the youth
drew it from his pocket and
tried to use it. Welch subdued
him and took him to police
headquarters wjierc lie was
charged with burglary and at
tempted robbery.
Left New York Waters at
10 O’Clock This Morn
ing — Greatest Scene
Ever Witnessed By Any
Air Squadron—Making
for New Brunswick
BV MARION F. COLLINS
(United Press SUIT Correspondent)
New Lork. July 26— (UP)— Gen
eral Itnlo Balbo, Italy's dynamic
air minister, today led his fleet of
24 warplanes out of New York,
homeward bound after the most
spectacular mass flight In history.
The first triad of air galleons
rose from the waters of Jamulca
Bay at 1 n. m., K. D. S. T., follow
ed In rapid succession by the re
mainder of the winged squadron,
and headed due north for Shedlac.
N. B., the first port of call on the
return voyage to Orbetcllo, Italy.
From Shedlac, the flyers hope
(Continued on Page 2.)
Final News Flashes
ROOSEVELT GETS SADDLE HORSE
Washington, July 25.—(UP)—A saddle
horse born in Kentucky and bred in Missouri will
be presented to President Roosevelt today by a
group of his admirers in the latter state. The
presentation in the White House grounds will be
made by Senator Bennett Clark of Missouri. It
was reported that the president planned to name
the horse NIRA for the national industrial recov
ery act.
ONE DOCTOR IS SUSPENDED
Hartford, Conn, July 25.—(UP)—The Con
necticut medical examining board, meeting here
to consider the credentials of 34 who took the
state medical examination several weeks ago, to
day recommended the practicing license of Her
bert T. Thurber, of Voluntown, be suspended.
Dr Thurber was convicted in superior court here
September 3,1932 on a charge that he performed
an illegal operation.
PROFITS OF GENERAL MOTORS
New York, July 25.—(UP)—General
Motors Corporation in the quarter ended June
30 had a net profit of $41,198,169 after deprecia
tion, interest, federal taxes, etc, equal after the
preferred dividenda to 90 cents a commqn share
on 43,014,409 shares outstanding.
SOCIAL REGISTERITE SUES
Reno, Nev, July 26.—(UP)—Ellen Sher
man Appleton, Boston social registerite today
filed suit for divorce from William C., Appleton
of New York city. She charged extreme cruelty.
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THEY HAD AIRY GREETINGS
FOR EACH OTHER--!
“tarn sorry you were not able to'go to Home" • . . “I would have
lifted Very much to have gone. but I could not” ... So the conversa
tion began when tlic outataiidhur air herttes of the day, General Italo
Balbo (right), leader of Italy's air arhiuda, culled at the New York
hotel of Wiley Post to congratulate him on his round-the-world flight
•‘Oil Port! Magnlfleor Magnlflco!” Balbo told him.
PLANE OFWILEY
POST OFFERED
TO MOLLISONS
ButCapt Jimmy Said He
Would Not Want to Risk
That Wonderful Record
Breaker
By JOHN R. BEAL
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
New York, July 25.—(UP)—
James and Amy Molllson, not yet
recovered from Injuries received In
a crash ut Bridgeport, Conn, nt the
end of their transatlantic flight,
talked today of attempting to breuk
the long distance record with a
flight to Bagdad. Arubia, 5,000
miles away In a borrowed plane.
Their plan, when they took oft
from Pendlne Hands, Wales, Satur
day In tho Seafarer, was to fly to
New York, thence to Bagdud, und
then return to London. . The crash
(Continued on Puge 2.),
CITY MERCHANTS
ARE REQUESTED
TO BE PRESENT
Meeting Will Be Held Here
To-morrow to Make
Plans to Join Recovery
Movement
pichurd C. Fisher, vice-president
and general munager of It. I1'.
Worden and Sons, Inc, of this city,
and Ralph Paine of the Howlund
Hughen Company, two local men.
■•■ho i.ma. l.non in olnap tnnch with
the national movement being
pushed In conjunction with the fed
eral recovery act, will uddress the
meeting; tomorrow morning at 10
o'clock of all Watcrbury retull
merchants culled lor the Chamber
of Commerce hall. Joseph Sugen
hclmcr, chairman of the executive
committee of the Merchants’ bu
reau. today reiterated his state
ments of yesterday to the Dptfect
that every merchant In the plfy
should be on hand so that the local
code of selling, hours and wage#
pan'be set In cooperation with the
national drive for rohuhllltatlon.
Mr Fisher Is a member of tht
national committee drafting thi
-business program for the Ice cream
dealers of the country. Mr Paine
has Just returned from Plilladcl
(Continued on Page 2.)
MORE DISBURSEMENTS
f Cambridge. Mas, July 25—(UP)
—Because of the rlso In food costs
the Cambridge city council hai
ordered the board of public welfare
I to Increase welfare dUibursementi
I by 10 per cent.
$7,000 BONDS
WILL HOLD MAN
FOR WITNESS
Simon Yanovich Captured
By Deputy Sheriff Gray
and Judge McEvoy
Takes Quick Action
Defaulting In $7,000 bonds, Sim.
on Yanovich, 40, was ordered to
New Haven county jail as a ma
terial witness to the "Murder In
the Flats” by Judge Frank P. Mc
Evoy, acting as a judge of tho su
perior court In an unusual criminal
process In superior court this
morning.
He Is un cyo-wltnesa to the slay
ing of Tony Varneskl, 45, at the
Golf Lots on June 18tli. Ho was
arrested this morning at the flats
by Deputy Sheriff John L. Grny
on a warrant Issued by Clerl:
George H. Freeman of tho super
ior court. Tho statutes provide for
such nctlon In criminal procedure.
Yanovich was presented before
Judge McEvoy in chambers of su
(Contlnued on Page 2.)
JIM FARLEY HAS
HIS HANDS FULL
AT WASHINGTON
He Has Plenty of Jobs to
Apportion, But Has
More Than Plenty of
Seekers
BY HAY MON D CLAPPER
.(Copyright JV83 by United Press)
Washington, July 2D.—(UP) —
Sunny Jim Farley, postmaster gen
eral. chairman ot the democratic
national committee, chairman of
the New York state democratic
central committee, chief patron
ugo dispenser at Washington and
(he most prominent political fig
ure In the Koosevelt administra
tion, is being recognised here as a
new kind of spoilsman.
His Job Is to reward the faith
ful who deltvored In nominating
and electing Mr Roosevelt and to
build up an organisation for the
re-election fight. He has set him
self to that taBk In a way distinct
ly new In politics.
When Farley was appointed
postmaster general, It was general
ly accepted among politicians und
by the public that he would deal
out Jobs to democrats as fast as
he could. Senators, congressmen,
i national committeemen, and origin
al Roosevelt men rubbed their
i hands and looked expectant. They
(Continued on Page 2.)
Mrs. Costello Helps
Out Sweetheart Day
After Husband Died
EVERY STATE
IN UNION GAVE
QUICK REPLY
Steady Stream of Tele
grams Poured Into the
White House Through
out the Day
Washington, July 26.—(UP)—
President Roosevelt’s plea for pa
triotic and united action In the na
tional recovery program was an
swered today by pledges of coop
eration from every state in the
Union.
A steady stream of telegrams
from large Industries and Individ
ual shop owners carried the whole
hearted response to the president's
appeal.
Many of the telegrams said that
the Increased wages and shorter
working hours of the voluntary
blanket agreement were being put
Into effect immediately. Tho re
sponse indicated that the blue eagle
symbolizing cooperation under the
recovery act would be hanging
soon In windows from one end of
the country to the other.
The White House sent to the
HRA more than 3,000 telegrams
(Continued on Page 2.)
Took Money From Bank and Sent It to
Policeman McMahon to Help Him
Pay Police Funds That He Had
Once Loaned Her
POLICE INSPECTOR PUT OVER
JUMPS BY DEFENSE ATTORNEY
By MARTIN KANE
(United Press Staff Correspondent) ,
Courthouse, Salem, Mass, July 25—(UP)—How Mrs
Jessie Burnett Costello, the day after her husband’s death,
got $378 or $387 from a bank and sent it to her policeman
sweetheart, was told at today’s session of her murder trial.
This testimony, presented to the jury by a fireman
friend of Fire Captain William J. Costello, whom the comely
widow is accused of killing with cyanide, was intended to
support the government’s claim that Mrs Costello supplied
funds to make up for a deficit in the police accounts of Offi
cer Edward J. McMahon, so-called “Kiss-and-Tell Cop . |
According to the state, McMahon had collected a sub
stantial sum of money in connection with the policemen’s
ball and had entrusted it to Mrs Costello. It is alleged she
spent the money or part of it, but made restitution imme
diately after her husband’s death from poison.
LEADER ID LUMBER
INDUSTRY SCORED
BY GEN. JOHNSON
William Denman of West
Coast Lumber Interests
Has Been Persistency
Causing Trouble About
the Code — Johnson
Gave Him Rebuke To*
day
Washington, July 25 — (UP) —
Administrator Hugh S. Johnson to
day Interposed In the dlsputo which
has developed In the hearings on
tho lumber Industry's proposed
code of fair competition and rep
rimanded William Denman, repre
senting west coast lumber interests.
toy statements made at the hear
ings. „
Denman, former chairman of tho
shipping board nnd now represent
ing the Coos Day Lumber company,
has been loading minority opposi
tion to tho lumber code and has
engaged In nlmost dally clashes
with Dudley Cates, assistant ad
ministrator who Is presiding at the
hearings.
Johnson commented on Den
man’s statement ‘‘to the effect that
Mr Cates had suggested in tho
hearing that there be no represen
(Contlnued on Page 8.)
Mollison Plane
to Be Dismantled
and Shipped Home
Stratford. Conn, July 25—(U.P.)
—Mechanics to-day began disman
tling tho airplane Seafarer, »n
which James and Amy J*ollli«on
crashed here Sunday night after
completing a trans-Atlantic flight
from Englund.
Tho wrecked plane was towed
from the marsh at the edge of the
flying field, to the hangars. The
motors and all fittings and harts
that can bo salvaged will be crated
and shipped back to England. Tiny
Taakcr, airport manager said, i ne
motors, necordlng to Tusker, were
found to be undamaged and In ex
SEARCHING FOR
BRUTAL SLAYER
OF LITTLE BOY
Hideouts Along Water*
fronts of San Diego Are
Inspected for Trace of
the Murder Fiend
- Sun Diego. Calif, July 25—(U.P.)
—Hideouts alone (he waterfront
were searched to-day In the re
mote hope that the slayer of seven
year-old Halbert Aposhlnn conceal
ed himself here Instead of fleeing
after mutilating the boy and oust
ing his body Into the bay. The body
was found yesterday by members
of the crew of the U. 8. S. Dobbin.
The ears had been severed, eyes
gouged, tongue silt and wrists
slashed. The sadistic slaying closely
parulled that of Marlon Parker
in Dos Angeles, for which William
Edward Hickman wus hanged.
Dalbert'dlsappenred Tuesday af
ternoon while on an errand for his
parents. Mr and Mrs George Apos
hlan, owners of a clothing store.
He was seen Wednesday on a wa
terfront street by Ed Rose, a taxi
driver. From the condition of the
body, authorities said it had been
In the wuter at least 72 hours.
STUDIES LEGALITY
OF DOG RACES
Boston. July 25—(UP)—Daniel
Needhum. state commissioner of
public safety, today investigated
the legality of dog races at Law
rence, where spectators may pur
chase $2 "options" on the dogs,
with the privilege of buying the
dogs if they win or selling the “Op
tions" back to the owners, often at
Increased prices.
Twelve s(ate troopers visited
(he races yesterday and the “op
tion" system was halted pending
a determination of whether It Is
ceiicni conuHiwiif
Markets At a Glance
By UNITED PRESS
Stocks irregular as leaders meet moderate selling
after early rise.
Bonds advance; corporation issues strong.
Curb stocks ease moderately after early rise.
Chicago stocks quiet and mixed.
Call money 1 per cent.
Foreign exchange strong against dollar.
Wheat bulges more than 4 cents; corn and oats
strong.
Cotton steady at gains of more than 75 cents a bale.
Rubber holds gains of 19 to 26 points.
For Final Stock Prices See Page 8
ine wuneu, f iicinau ncuwtva
J. Sherry* testified he hed - long, '.y
been friendsly with Costello and
once had endorsed a 1500 note for
him. After Bill's death, he said,
he talked with the widow about .
the cemetery which Costello wouW
be buried.
Sherry said Mrs Costello wanted
her husband burled in a Protestant
cemetery. When a Catholic ceme
tery was mentioned, the witness
testified. Mrs Costello reminded
him that her husbnnd’s uncle, Ed
die Costello, was burled thero, and
exclaimed:
"Can you Imagine mo getting
Into that grave with that drunken
bum! I’d be sitting up In the grave
lighting with him all the time.”
After this conversation. Sherry
lestifled, Mrs Costello asked hint to
Jrlve her down town. He sold she
brought along a policeman's uni
form, holster, revolver, and flash- f
light. She put them in the tonneau
ind told him to drive to a bank en
routo to McMahon's home.
(Continued on Page 8.)
FLAMES PROVED
THERE WAS GAS
IN WELL BOTTOM
Lighted Match Dropped
Into the Well Proved
That the Workmen Told
the Truth
Farmington, Conn, July 25—(U.
P.)—It took sheets of yellow flame
to convince C. B. Wooldridge of
tVest Hartford that Francis Guer
tln also of West Hartford, and
Fred Bruso were not fooling when
they said they were overcome by
gas while digging a well here.
Skeptical of thq men’s claims,
Wooldridge asked Gucrtln to drop
a lighted match In the well and
”se what happens.” Gucrtln did
find yellow flames shot skyward.
The performance was repeated
with the same results yesterday for
Police Chief Alfred C. Fuller, who
wuh Investigating, and for curious \
visitors.
President Ernest E. Eysenbach
of the Hartford Gus Company ad
vanced the theory that tho gas well
Is the result of a pocket of marsh
gas und will burn Itself out soon.
TREASURY BALANCE
'KlSHTCKeO US.
fATtHTOt
weae! hcre!
WHAT« TWe I-PCX
OF «3rtCK(N<i r
vbUR uea <aj LZ
that vogs
r\ mouth
Washington, July 25—(UP)—Th*
treasury net balance for July 22
was $837,082,506.75.

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