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CHAPTER ONE
TW 0 young men leaving an
Eastern Army camp in the
fall of 1017, both in a great
hurry, both carrying suit
cases and wearing on their
collars the shining new bars
of second lieutenancy, bumped
squarely into one another.
Each muttered ‘Pardon!" at the
same time and hastened on his way.
Each was about to be sent overseas.
Each was going home first, for a
brief visit with an adored wife and
child. Each, during that visit, took
on hi.s knees his baby daughter and
caressed her, and wondered if he
would come back to the things he
loved —home and wife and child.
Brian Chalmers, turning 2-year
old Elaine back to her sedate Eng
lish nurse, pulled one of the child's
sunny curls teasingly. "Good-by,
Beautiful! You'll be asleep when I
pull out in the morning. If I don't
romp back, don’t take any wooden
nickels or stepfathers!’'
The child laughed with delight at
the jolly, meaningless words her fa
ther was saying. She liked his
pungent, tobaccoish, shaving cream
.smell, and the feel of his lean, hard
cheek against her own.
She liked his big polished boots
and the funny belt that went around
his waist and up over his one shoul
der. " Bv Daddy!" she said kissing
him rapturously.
"She likes men." the child’s moth
er drawled. She was a beautiful
woman in a clinging sea-green neg
ligee. with a face that was rather
soft and petulant. "She's going to
be man-hungry, that girl. A little
witch. I'm already jealous of her.”
The man drew his wife to the
arm of his chair and buried his face
in the scented lace of her negligee.
"You like men, too,” he accused.
‘lf I’m blown to atoms over there
you’ll select the best-looking mourn
ing in town. You'll wear it becom
ingly for a year, and the day you
step out of it you'll marry Higate
Deal!"
"Darling!” she remonstrated.
"Must you be spiteful about all the
men who have nice safe jobs in
Washington?”
"No,” answered Brian Chalmers.
"Only when they're your old suitors
and still in love with you. Gwen,
you’ll take good care of Elaine,
won't you?”
The woman's eyes opened in sur
prise. “What a thing to say to
the child's own mother! Please re
member, dear, that I love her, too.
I put in hours and hours selecting
her little frocks and toys.”
I know.” the man nodded impa
tiently. "But I'm thinking of her
character. Gwen, and things like
that. I want her to grow up to be
f*ne and straight and dependable.”
He paused uncertainly and lit a
cigaret. "Lord. What do I want
for her?” He looked after the lovely
child as she toddled up the broad
stairway, holding tightly to her
nurse's hand. ‘ I suppose I just
want her to have anything in this
world that will make her happy.
Yes.” he repeated it, rather like a
prayer, "—anything in the world
that will make her happy.”
a a a
THE other young man was
named George Woodson. He
and his wife. Eleanor, were so beau
tifully and simply in love with each
other that this short leave of his
was like a bit of heaven in a sea
of horror. Through every hour of
its radiance sounded the relentless
drum-beat of approaching separa
tion, of submarine-infested seas,
and a war to be fought.
They were restless in their love
and foreboding. George said. "Let's
walk along the river this evening.
It's swell in October—”
"I'd thought of a picnic supper
there,” Eleanor replied. "At the
little cove where we used to go when
we were engaged. But there's Baby
Ruth. dear. She has a croupy cough
and we shouldn't leave her. Mrs.
Gary would come in to look after
her. but I'm just afraid—do you
mind terribly? I’ve a party for us
in the icebox. A cold chicken and
all the things you love—"
George Woodson took hi.s wife in
his arms. "Mind, dear? It doesn’t
matter to me where I am just so
you are near enough to touch. Tell
me. Eleanor! If I don't come back,
will you promise—?"
Her dark eyes widened in pain
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FRAZIER-LEMKE BILL
SIGNED BY ROOSEVELT
President Puts Name to Farm
Mortgage Moratorium Law.
By l nit>li Prert
WASHINGTON. Aug. 28.—Presi
dent Roosevelt today signed the
Frazier-Lemke bill amending the
bankruptcy law to give farmers a
three-year moratorium on fore
closures on mortgaged property.
The bill would permit farmers
to go into Federal Court, after
claiming bankrutpcy. and arrange
to have payments on their mort
gages deferred as much as three
years.
Times Index
Page
Bridge 10
Broun 13
Comtes 21
Crossword Puzzle 21
Cunous World 21
Editorial . . . 14
Financial 15
Junior Aviation 4
Pegler 13
Radio 11
Sport* 16-17-18
Stamp* g
Theaters 19
Woman’s Pages 8-9-10
N'w guaranteed tires 15c wk. Save
$1.06 up. Hoosier Pete.—Adv.
The Indianapolis Times
Unsettled tonight followed by showers tomorrow; continued cool.
VOLUME 47—NUMBER 147
HAMILTON DIED
IN APRIL, 1934,
‘G-MAN’ BARES
Dillinger Pal Shot Down by
Agents Near St. Paul,
He Testifies.
FIND BODY IN ILLINOIS
Federal Men Refuse to Give
Source of Tip; Positive
of Identification. t
By I ailed Prrxx
OSWEGO, 111.. Aue. 29—John
Hamilton was snot and mortally
wounded in a gun battle with Fed
eral agents at South St. Paul, Minn.,
on April 23, 1934, it was revealed
today at an inquest which followed
discovery of his body in an aban
doned gravel pit near here.
P. D. Brown and Daniel P Sulli
van. special agents of the Depart
ment of Justice working out of Chi
cago, testified at the inquest that
they were duty bound to keep con
fidential the source of their infor
mation that led to discovery of
Hamilton's body.
They did reveal for the first time
some of the details of the long
search that the Department of Jus
tice prosecuted for Hamilton for
nearly 18 months while rumors were
rampant in the underworld first
that Hamilton was dead and then
that he was alive.
Wore Bullet-Proof Vest
Agent Brown disclosed that exam
ination of Hamilton's body convin
ced the agents who found it that he
was wearing a bullet-proof vest at
the time he was shot in the South
St. Paul battle but the vest was in
sufficient armor against the power
ful rifles in the hands of the Federal
agents.
The agents revealed that for
months they had been acting on the
assumption that Hamilton was dead
and had been searching for the
body.
"We dug into the ground looking
for a shallow grave in at least a
dozen different spots before we fin
ally found the right one,” Mr.
Brown testified. His story reflected
what had been the watchword of
the G-men, "Find Hamilton, dead
or alive.”
Three particles of lead, possibly
from one bullet, were found in the
small of the back when an autopsy
was performed early today.
Lye Tossed on Body.
There was not much left to identi
fy the desperado who apparently
had been buried by Dillinger him
self and other gangster confiderates
nearly a year and a half ago. Nat
ural decomposition had been aided
bv lye spilled over the outlaws face
and tell-tale right hand from which
three fingers previously had been
amputated.
The entire right hand had dis
integrated. but identification was
obtained from the teeth, traces of
reddish brown hair and the height,
5 feet B’a inches.
But the “G men” who had con
ducted a relentless search for Ham
ilton apparently aid not need much
identification. They appeared con
vinced of the reliability of the in
formation which led to the search
here.
Hamilton, widely known as the
machine gunner of the gang on its
forays into banks, also was the
"brains” of the outlaw band, Fed
eral men revealed.
PUBLIC TO SEE FALL
OF SKY RIDE TOWER
Giant Steel Pillar to Be Toppled at
Chicago Tomorrow.
Hy (niti H Vrt •*
CHICAGO. Aug. 29.—The one re
maining tower of the World's Fair
sky ride will be sent crashing to the
ground in a exhibition to
morrow afternoon, it was announced
today.
The west tower, a huge mass of
structural steel weighing 1500 tons,
was dynamited at dawn two months
tgo. The east tower, located on an
island in Lake Michigan, will be
sent crashing northward by burn
ing 10-foot segments out of each of
the north legs with thermit, which
generates enough heat to melt the
steel.
A huge crowd is expected to view
the spectacle from the mainland.
‘Let’s Have a Hamburger, ’
Kern’s Greeting to Star
And Miss Chatterton Agrees: Air Derby Fliers Head for
Toledo After Banquet at I. A. C. Here.
Planes in the Ruth Chatterton Sportsmen Pilots' air derby took
off this morning from Municipal Airport for Toledo in their cross-country
flight which will wind up at Cleveland to op-m the national air races.
They spent the night in Indian
apolis as guests of the Indianapolis
Chamber of Commerce and were en
tertained at a dinner at the Indian
apolis Athletic Ciub.
Shortly after Miss Chatterson,
pacemaker for the flight, and veteran
screen and stage star, had eaten a
sumptuous meal at the banqet. she
was introduced to Mayor John W.
Kern, who had missed the dinner.
Miss Chatterton.” Mayor Kern
said. “I want to talk to you. but I'm
half starved. Let s go somewhere and
get a hamburger.”
And Miss Chatterton. clad In
watermelon colored dinner jacket
and white trousers, did.
Previously she made a short talk
on bhalf of the aviators, express
mf ' heir for the wel-
t *
Duce Puts
Italy on
War Basis
Mussolini Defies League,
Mobilizes Economic and
Financial Resources.
iCopyright. 1935, by United Press)
WITH THE ITALIAN ARMY.
BOLZANO, Aug. 29.—Fascist Italy
was put on a wartime basis today by
a cabinet steeled to defy the League
of Nations and wage war if need be
on two continents.
Economic and financial resources
were mobilized in a series of decrees
of startling scope that indicated
Benito Mussolini was prepared for
a three-year struggle.
The dramatic “war” cabinet meet
ing which Mussolini called at the
government palace here, interrupt
ing gigantic army marfeuvers,
proved worthy of its name.
If there had been any doubt in
the mind of any statesman regard
ing Italy's course, it was dispelled
by a communique issued soon after
the meeting ended last night.
The communique covered every
phase of the Italian-Ethiopian
crisis, outlined Italy’s case, covered
all questions which statesmen have
been asking and provided means to
wage war against anybody who
wanted it.
It was announced that there
would be another cabinet meeting
on Sept. 14. The League of Nations
council meeting is set for Sept. 4,
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SOUTH BEND IN
GRIP OF UNREST
General Strike Imminent:
Milk Drivers Renew
Demands.
By Timex Special
SOUTH BEND. Aug. 29.—Labor
unrest in this thriving northern In
diana city noted chiefly for its Notre
Dame University football teams ap
peared ready to burst into the open
today.
Milk truck drivers were prepared
to walk out this afternoon unless
their demands for a $5 increase,
from S2O to $25 a week in minimum
wages, and a closed shop were met.
Street car and bus drivers have
been on strike for 14 days, crippling
transportation for 150,000 residents
of South Bend and nearby towns.
Progress toward an agreement in
the street car strike led officials of
the Central Trades and Labor
Council to cancel plans for dis
cussing a general strike last night.
But the labor situation remained
tense today and a general strike
remained a distinct possibility.
Milk dealers have announced they
will not meet the demands of drivers,
who said a strike was certain un
less an agreement was reached. All
dairies in South Bend and Misha
waka, serving about 135,000 persons,
will suspend deliveries if the strike
is called.
A year ago the same union went
on strike and an agreement was
reached in three days. Stores and
hospitals were permitted to obtain
limited supplies of milk at dairies.
Unions are strong in nearly all
the industries here, including the
Bendix, Studebaker and Oliver
plants Bendix, as a manufacturer
of carburetors, brakes and other au
tomobile accessories, is a key unit
in the auto industry and a general
strike would have repercussions in
all automobile centers.
FEAR DOG-NAPING OF
7-YEAR-OLD PET
“Peggy” Still Missing After Disap
pearing at Legion Parade.
It is kidnaping or ••snatch” in the
underworld, but in the mute wags
of the canine coterie today they’re
talking waggishly of a ‘dog-nap
ing.”
For ‘‘Peggy.” 7-year-old German
police dog. who has been missing
since Monday from her master, G.
W. Thompson. 38th-st and Orbison
av. telephone Ch. 2362-2. is still in
the limbo of the lost.
‘•Peggy” disappeared because she
apparently loved a parade—or at
least she loved to see her master
march in the American Legion
parade. She disappeared from his
car at an auto parking lot.
come and hospitality. She described
herself as- not very young in years,
but awfully young in spirit.”
For the winner of the Indianap
olis leg of the cross-country race to
Indiananclis. Mrs. Grace Prescott.
San Diego, there was almost a fam
ily reunion at the airport yesterday.
On hand to greet her were her
cousin, W. Stuart Bussey; her two
aunts. Mrs. Anna Bussey. Indian
apolis, and Mrs. Willard Schrader.
Monrovia, and her grandmother,
Mrs. Barbara Dietz. Other rela
tives at the airport were Mrs. John
Hoffmark and Delores Hoffmark
and Billy Schrader.
Mrs. Prescott's score at the ter
mination of her Indianapolis flight
was 911.7 outr©,f possible 1000 points.,
INDIANAPOLIS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1935
QUEEN ASTRID OF BELGIUM KILLED
IN AUTO CRASH; KING IS INJURED
KIDNAPED BY
‘LOVER,’ SAYS
CITY WOMAN
Forced in Auto at Point of
Gun, She Says: Ohio
Man in Jail.
Clarence R. Dooley, 33-year-old
steeplejack from Dayton, 0.. pon
dered in a jail cell today the im
petuous “overture” he made yester
day to a 28-year-old Indianapolis
married woman he told police he
"couldn’t live without.”
He is held under $3500 bond
pending trial on a felony charge,
and is accused of having entered the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Snyder, 625 E. 22d-st yesterday aft
ernoon, brandishing a large, Ger
man-made revolver.
He approached Mrs. Ann Book
waiter. the object of his affections,
she said today, and threatened to
kill Mrs. Snyder, her sister, and the
two small Snyder children if Mrs.
Bookwalter did not accompany him
in his car.
Clad Only in Pajamas
Although she was clad only in
yellow pajamas. Mrs. Bookwalter
said she went with him at the point
of the gun, and entered the car. He
drove, she said, with one hand,
keeping the gun pointed at her with
the other and threatening to kill
her if she tried to get out.
He drove downtown, around the
Indiana War Memorial, and back
to the 22d-st address, Mrs. Book
waiter said, where he was arrested
by policemen who had been sum
moned by the Snyders. He surren
dered without resistance.
Although Dooley told a version of
the adventure that was compara
tively calm, claiming that he had
not drawn the gun and would under
no circumstances have harmed any
one in the Snyder home, police
asked for high bond and Municipal
Judge Dewey Myers this morning
set it at $3500.
Love-Life Complicated
The case was continued until
Sept. 4. The love-life of Dooley was
complicated further this morning
when Miss Katharine Mueller of 814
N. Meridian-st, volunteered to po
lice that Dooley had been engaged
to marry her last October.
At that time, she said, she bor
rowed SSO for incidental marriage
expenses and turned it over to
Dooley. She said he then disap
peared.
Mrs. Bookwalter is married to
but separated from Alton P. Book
waiter. 513 S. Drexel-av. She said
she had known Dooley for several
years.
SECURITY PROGRAM IS
‘FAKE,’ CHARGES HUEY
Kingfish Says President Is Trying
to Hide Facts From People.
By l ulled Prrxx
NEW YORK. Aug. 29.—Senator
Huey P. Long, whose filibuster killed
the appropriation intended to
launch President Roosevelt’s social
security program, charged this aft
ernoon that the President is “trying
to keep the people from finding out
what a fake the program is.”
Shover Clings to Derby
Lead; Leonard 700 Behind
Street Commissioner Continues to Pile Up Votes as End
of Gallop Nears; Pastor Close Third.
Holding on like a leech. Claude E. (Slim) Shover. city street com
missioner, clung to first place in the race for the Brown Derby today.
Shover was leading Arthur <Pee Wee) Leonard of the city fire de
partment by a margin of 700 ballots as the race began its last four
days of balloting.
Final dated ballot in the Brown
Derby and the contest to become the
city’s most distinguished citizen will
be printed in Monday's edition of
The Indianapolis Times. The victor
will be named in Tuesday’s edition
of The Times and on Sept. 5 he will
be crowned at the Indiana State
Fair.
Closing some ground the Rev. R.
M. Dodrill, pastor of the Broadway
Baptist Church and teacher of the
101 Men's class, remained in third
place in the Derby race.
Jake Feld of tire fame; Sheriff
Otto Ray, and Donald Neal of the
Meridian Warehouse Cos., were with
in striking distance of the third
place candidate.
Hope that photos of the ten Derby
leaders might be printed in tomor
row's ed'tion of The Times waned
today as all candidates refused to be
■ mugged.” Not a single photo had
been received at The Times up to
noon today.
Time is drawing short to vote for
your favorite candidate and his
right to wear the fall top-piece and
receive the silver plaque crowning
him the city's most distinguished
resident of 1935.
Dictionaries, and elocution teach
ers. were sought today as the Derby
leaders practiced on speeches to be
given in front of the State Fair
race rrcek on the night of Sept. 5.
Who'll be the King? Vote today
on Page 22 for your head-piece
hunter. The ballot will be legal
tender in the race until Saturday
noon.
Repeat? Vote as often as you like
but vote]
ASTRID OF BELGIUM LOSES LIFE IN AUTO CRASH
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Leopold 111 and Astrid, King and Queen of the Belgians
Bad Enough
Car With Pieces From
1913 On Passes Test
for Times Event.
I’d like to enter my auto in the
Worst Auto Contest.”
Those were the words of a man
who approached the Worst Auto
Editor yesterday in nis office in The
Indianapolis Times.
“That’s fine,” said the editor.
"What make is it?”
“Everything from 1913 on,” the
man said.
You could have knocked the
Worst Auto Editor over with a blast
from a 1913 auto tire pump.
“How's that?” he managed to get
out.
“Well,” the man explained, “it’s
a Model T Ford and the switch box
is of the 1913 variety. From then
on it has parts from every model.
Will it do?”
“It sounds bad enough. Better
enter it.”
And that, worst car owners, is the
kind of competition you’ll have this
year in the Worst Car Contest to
be staged Sept. 6 at the State Fair,
and for which entries are to close
Sept. 3.
There are prizes totaling $75. And
remember, your worst car must be
good enough to get from downtown
to the fairground and around the
race track twice under its own fee
ble power.
KILLER TAKES POISON
AS OWN EXECUTIONER
Chooses “Hemlock Cup” to Hanging,
Dies Instantly.
By United■ Prexx
REVAL, Estonia. Aug. 29.—Leo
pold Otsa, convicted murderer, took
the “hemlock cup” in the military
prison today and executed himself.
The deadly gas of cyanide potas
sium worked instantly and he
dropped dead. He was the second
man to choose the poison death un
der the new Estonian law giving a
condemned person the choice of
taking poison or being hanged. The
fi’-st occurred eight days ago
Otsa. 23, was convicted of double
murder and robbery.
the derby standing
Claude E. (Slim) Shover 5275
Arthur (Pee Wee) Leonard... 4433
The Rev. R. M. Dodrill 3098
Jake Feld 2216
Donald Neal 1498
Sheriff Otto Ray 1021
C. E. (Pop) Young 919
Howard C. Smock 918
Dr. William A. Kemper 839
Dr. Walter Neukom 813
Labor Dag Treat
The Indianapolis Times on Labor Day will give you a real treat.
In a four-page section in color, you will see the latest photos of
the Dionnes. Don't forget that the Dionne children are reaching
one of their cleverest stages in life now because Dr. Dafoe has said
that they soon will toddle.
Pages one and four of this section will consist of the color photos
of the children while on another page will be a life size portrait of
Annette Dionne, the chipper little lady who recently won The Times
Dionne bathing beauty contest.
The other page of the section will give you advance details on
the great new series by David Dietz. Times Science writer, who tells
the story of the Diesel engine and forecasts its future. The series
will start Tuesday in The Times.
In addition to the section. The Times, on its feature page Mon
day. also will bring you an eight-column wide physical map of
Ethiopia that will be invaluable to you and your family in tracing
the coming martial events in Ethiopia.
In other words, Monday's Times will be packed with interesting
news and features and. of course, you want to read the latest news
on the Indiana State Fair.
Order your Times now. Call RI. 5551 and ask for the circulation
department. Then delivery of your Monday Times will be guaran
teed.
Entered si Se'’nnd-C! Matter
at TostoiTice. Indianapolis, Ind.
THOMAS DEFIES
TROOPS, SPEAKS
Socialist Party Chief Leads
Terre Haute Protest
Against Militia.
By Timex Special
TERRE HAUTE, Aug. 29.
Without interference from Na
tional Guardsmen or local police,
Norman Thomas, leader of the
Socialist Party, promptly at 12:30,
began his speech of protest against
military rule in Vigo County. More
than 2500 people heard the speech,
delivered from the east steps of
the Courthouse.
BY JOHN THOMPSON
Times Staff Writer.
TERRE HAUTE. Aug. 29.—Nor
man Thomas, standard bearer of
the Socialist Party, today came to
the home of martyred Eugene V.
Debs, to lead a public protest against
martial law in Vigo and Sullivan
Counties.
While the leader of the national
Socialist party prepared to speak at
12:30 at an open-air meeting in de
fiance of military orders, legal ex
perts prepared to attack the con -
stitutionality of the military rule
clamped upon the county following
the general strike here early in
August.
Application will be made in Fed
eral Court next Tuesday for an in
junction restraining Gov. Faul V.
McNutt and local authorities from
carrying out the objectives of mar
tial law. The suit will be filed in
the Southern District Federal Court
by Joseph Jacobs, Chicago, attorney
for the Labor and Socialist Party
Defense League.
Powers Hapgood. Indianapolis
Socialist leader, whose military ar
rest last Sunday precipitated the
present crisis, also was to speak at
this afternoon’s meeting.
Word came from Indianapolis
that Adjt. Gen. Elmer F. Straub,
after a conference with Gov. Mc-
Nutt. had issued orders that the
troops here shall not act excepting
in case of extreme emergency.
The area around the site of the
proposed meeting was calm as time
for the speeches approached. Prepa
rations were being made for 2000
spectators.
SCIENTISTS SKEPTICAL
OF MARCONI INVENTION
His Claims of Wave Rav Device
Called Extravagant.
By United Preen
WASHINGTON. Aug. 29—Radio
engineers were skeptical today of
reports from Italy that Guglielmo
Marconi was approaching perfection
of an ultra-short wave ray device
which would stop airplane motors
in flight.
One scientist compared the an
nouncement to that several* years
ago of a so-called “death ray” but
said he could not understand how
Marconi, one of the greatest living
scientists, would make extravagant
claims unless he could back them
up.
Hourly Temperatures
6a. m 55 10 a. m 66
7a. m 57 11 a. m 66
Ba. m 62 12 (noon).. 68
9 a. m 64 1 p. m 71
Lovely Monarch Dies Instantly When She Is
Hurled From Machine on Shores of
Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.
LEOPOLD LOSES CONTROL OF AUTO
Ruler Reported to Have Suffered Fractured
Jaw in Tragedy; Overcome by Death
of Beautiful Young Wife.
By United Pres*
ZURICH, Switzerland, Aug. 29.—Death struck again at
the tragic Belgian royal family today when a car driven by
King Leopold 111 skidded on the shores of Lake Lucerne,
catapulting Queen Astrid against a tree and killing her
instantly.
The car plunged into the lake. The king, bleeding from
face wounds, extricated himself from behind the wheel and
dashed to his prostrate wife, lying about two yards from
the tree.
lie took her in his arms and kissed her, calling her
name. Dazed, it was a moment before he realized she was
dead. He lowered her gently to the ground and began to
shout for help.
Pedestrians came running.
When doctors arrived, they
could only confirm that the
queen was dead. She had
struck the tree with her
head, crushing the skull.
The young monarch and his
queen, devoted to each other and
their three children, were on a se
cluded day's outing on beautiful
Lake Lucerne. It was believed they
were en route to the Chateau de
Gessler at Kuessnacht, scene of the
William Tell legend.
The accident occurred in the out
skirs of Kuessnacht. Police believe
Leopold was driving about 50 miles
an hour. The road runs for some
distance about 10 yards from the
lake. It is bordered on both sides
by a six-inch cement curb, fre
quently interrupted by footpaths.
Crashed Into Fruit Tree
The car, swerving to the side, ap
parently caught the right front
wheel in one of the openings, put
ting the front wheels astride the
curb. It ran that way for about 12
yards until it crashed into one of
the fruit trees along the road.
Out of control, it swerved sharply
and plunged toward the lake. The
violent wrench catapulted the
queen through the windshield
against the tree. She was cut se
verely on the chest by glass. The
chauffeur, sitting beside the king,
also was thrown clear.
Two other touring cars were im
Belgium, Still Grieving Death
of Albert, Shocked by Tragedy
By Ini ted Prexx
BRUSSELS, Aug. 29—The shocked grief of the Belgian nation over
the loss of its queen was expressed by the government today in an official
proclamation. Witn all flags at half mast and shops, schools and places
of amusement closed, the government made the following announcement:
“Still bowed in grief over the
death of King Albert, Belgium today
mourns the death of a queen whose
youth, grace and kindness con
quered the people.
“A shocked nation shares the
great grief of King Leopold, rallies
faithfully about him and sorrowfully
and tenderly bows before the royal
children, now motherless.”
It was learned the three children
arrived this morning from Switzer
land, unaware of the tragedy, and
were taken to Stuyvenberg Castle,
near here, where the king and
queen formerly lived.
Advices from Switzerland quoted
the grief-stricken monarch as blam
ing himself for the fatal crash. He
was reported as explaining that he
had glanced for a fraction of a
second at a road map which Queen
Astrid was studying. In that brief
instant that he had taken his eyes
off the road, the automobile swung
off the road and crashed.
Funeral arrangements will be
G-MEN TRACE KARPIS
TO SARATOGA SPRINGS
No. 1 Public Enemy Used Hideout
at Nearby Lake, Agents Claim.
By L nited Prrx%
SARATOGA SPRINGS. N. Y.,
Aug. 29. —Federal agents followed
the trail of Alvin Karpis, the na
tion’s public enemy No. 1, through
this resort today.
The agents, it was reported, un
covered evidence that the much
sought mobster recently used a
hideout near Loughberry Lake, only
a short distance west of Saratoga
Springs.
Federal agents and police, it was
learned, had planned to raid the
Loughberry farmhouse, but the
gangster had disappeared.
3 DROWNED. 2 MISSING
Wall of Flood Water Hits Tucson
Bus in Underpass.
By t'nited Pre*t
TUCSON. Ariz.. Aug. 29—Three
persons were drowned and two
others were swept away and still are
missing, when a wall of flood water
struck an El Paso-Tucson bus in an
underpas near Dragoon, 76 miles
east of here today, it was reported
here.
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mediately behind the royal auto
mobile at the time of the accident.
They and pedestrians were able to
give a clear account of the trag
edy.
The water off the road is reed
grown and only knee deep. The
king, apparently not badly hurt,
climbed out of the car and stag
gered to his wife. The chauffeur,
hurt in the knee, limped away for
help.
Jaw Fractuivd, Is Reported
According to the Exchange Tele
gram. physicians said King Leo
pold suffered a fracture of the lower
jaw. An arm was so deeply gashed.
Dr. Steineger, summoned from
Kuessnacht, had to take several
stitches. There was no anxiety con
cerning the monarch's condition,
however.
The royal household at the villa
confirmed that King Leopold s con
dition w-as not serious. The retain
ers admitted he had a badly cut
arm but made no mention of a*
fractured jaw, saying only that he
had cuts at the corners of his
mouth.
The body of the queen lay on a
stretcher on the ground floor of the
villa. The king was on the second
floor, so overcome he was still un
able to talk.
The royal children. Josephine
Charlotte, 7; Crowm Prince Bau
douen, 4, and Prince Albert, 14
months, left the villa last night for
Brussels. The king and queen, left
alone, started for a drive in the
mountains. The fatal crash came
10 minutes after they had left the
villa.
completed tomorrow after the ar
rival at 9 a. m. of a special train
from the frontier town of Arlon,
bearing the king, Premier Van Zee
land and members of the cabinet,
accompanying the queen's body.
By I nited Prext
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29.—Presi
dent Roosevelt today expressed to
the king of the Belgians the sym
pathy and condolences of the
United States in connection with
the death of Queen Astric.
The President's message, direct to
King Leopold, said:
“Mrs. Roosevelt and I have been
deeply moved at the tragic news of
the death of her majesty the queen.
We hasten to extend to your majes
ty our heartfelt sympathy.
“The people of the United States
will share the grief of the Belgian
people in the lass of a queen who so
graciously personified the ideals of
Belgium.
“I earnestly hope that your majes
ty will rapidly recover from the in
juries which I understand you have
personally suffered I send you my
affectionate regards in this hour of
your great sorrow.”
B't t nits i Pren *
NAPLES, Italy. Aug. 29 —Dowager
Queen Elizabeth, the sorrowful
queen who has never recovered
from the shock of King Albert's
death, had not been informed late
today of the death of Queen Astrid.
Neither had Crown Princess Marie
Jase. Leopold’s sister. Crown Prince
Humbert, who is at Bolzano for the
army maneuvers, asked that the
news be withheld until he can in
form them in person or by tele
phone.
Prince Humbert fears the shock of
the accident, coming so soon after
the death of King Albert, might
prove tragic for the queen mother,
who is in delicate health.
Physicians have been in almost
constant attendance at her side
since King Albert’s death. It is
public knowledge here that she has
been lasing weight and that she suf
fers greatly from insomnia.
Elizabeths tragedy-mark'fd life
touched the hearts of Americans
when she visited the United States.
Those who saw her enter the Wal
dorf-Astoria in New York in the
same white cape and veil she had
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