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PLEAS CONTINUES ATTACKS;
G. O P. COUNTY FILINGS SLOW;
SANDERS PREDICTS VICTORY
Last-Minute Rush by Re
publican Aspirants
Possible Here.
FOUR POSTS UNSOUGHT
Democratic Voters Lead
in New Registrations,
Says Supervisor.
BY CARL THORRAHN
Marion County Republicans,
tagging far behind the Demo
(rats in the scramble for
places on the May 5 primary
ballots for county officers, to
day had filed only five decla
rations of candidacies. Four
posts are as yet unsought by
the party.
No G. O. P. declarations of in
tention to run in the primary have
been filed for the offices of Treas
urer, Surveyor, Sheriff, or Com
missioner of the Third district.
Democratic party leaders be
lieve, however, that with Saturday
as the deadline for filing both at
the Secretary of State's office and
the office of County Clerk Glenn
B. Ralston, a last-minute rush may
complete the Republican ticket for
the primary.
“Sitting on Petitions”
Republican primary candidates
filing to date are William Henry
Harrison, John L. Niblack. Thomas
McNulty, for Prosecutor; Walter
Capp, for Couny Commissioner of
First district; and Austin H. Todd,
for County Coroner.
One prominent Republican, in at
tempting to explain the slowness of
the G. O. P. filings, said:
“The boys seem to be sitting on
I heir petitions trying to hatch out
some support.”
Two slates of candidates, one
hacked by the regular Republican
organization and another by a "re
organization" group in the party, t
are expected by observers to be
placed on file before midnight,
Saturday.
Surprise is expressed by William
P. Flanary, supervisor of vote reg
istration, that the majority of the
new voters registered at the seven
branch offices and at the court
house is made up of Democrats and
not Republicans.
Office to Kept Open
He said the last day for register
ing for the primary is April 6 and
pointed out that the 10.000 voters,
reregistering because of address
changes, have for the most part
been Democrats.
Meanwhile the office of Secretary
of State August Mueller planned
to stay open until midnight, Satur
day, io receive last-minute entries
in races on both party tickets.
Candidates for the Democratic
nomination for Governor today
were urging all state convention
delegates to file their intentions by
Saturday night.
W. W. Spencer, Democratic mem
ber of the State Election Board,
said that he believed Saturday was
the last day for delegates to file,
while Fred C. Gause, Republican
state election commissioner, said he
believed the law permitted filing as
late as 20 days before the primary.
Due to the conflict in opinions of
the Election Board members the
Democratic State Central Commit
tee sent out word to gubernatorial
candidates of the necessity for im
mediate filing of delegates.
Harry C. Fenton. Republican
State Committee secretary, said no
instruction are being issued by his
headquarters, on the assumption
that delegates may file as late as
April 15.
7000 ETHIOPIANS DIE
IN BATTLE. _IS REPORT
Overwhelming Victory at Lakr
Aschangi Claimed by Italy.
By United Press
ROME. April I.—Seven thousand
Ethiopians were killed in a major
battle in the region of Lake As
changi in Ylthiopia yesterday, it was
officially estimated today.
The official estimates gave the
Italian losses as 12 white officers
killed and 44 wounded: 51 white sol
diers killed end 152 wounded, and
800 Eritreans dead or wounded.
The Somaliland Aviation Corps
bombarded general headquarters of
the Ethiopians defending Harar at
Bullale. south of Daggah Bur.
OSCAR LEE, CITY REAL
ESTATE AGENT, DIES
Pneumonia Brings Death to Native
of Monroe County.
Oscar Lee. local real estate man,
died in his home, 4302 College-av,
early today of pneumonia after an
illness of two weeks, a native of
Monroe County, Mr. Lee was 60.
He had been in business here mast
of his life.
Mr. Lee was a member of the
Memorial Presbyterian Church and
is survived by the widow. Mrs. Maude
E. Lee. and a son. Dudley Parker
Lee, New York. Funeral services
have not been arranged.
fthnnlder Injured in Fall
Fred J. Ketler. 68. of 535 E. 12th
st. is recovering at City Hospital
today from a shoulder injury lie
received when he fell from a step
ladder at 1134 g’ark-av yesterdav.
Hb was cleaning wallpaper at the
time of the accident.
The Indianapolis Times
FORECAST: Cloudy and colder with rain, sleet or snow tonight and lowest temperature between 28 and 30 degrees; tomorrow continued cloudy and colder.
VOLUME 48—NUMBER 18
a... ... —. y/tZuSsaBB
EVerett Sanders
COOLIOGE AID IN
CITY FOR TALK
Former Secretary Hopes to
Take Active Part in
State Campaign.
BY ARCH STEINEL
Between brushes ot lather and a
sweep of a barber’s razor, Everett
Sanders, former secretary to Pres
ident Coolidge, sat today ia his
Columbia Club room and orally
shaved off Democratic claims of
victory in the November election.
One swoop of the razor felled
stubble on a pink cheek as Mr. San
ders placed the Republicans in the
category of a “minority” party and
then raised it to a majority status
by claims that it will win in Indiana
as well as in the nation.
The barber dallied over a facial
corner as.Mr. Sanders said: “The
Republican Party is in the same
situation with reference to its presi
dential nominee that every minority
party has been in my own recollec
tion since 1904.
"In the years the Democrats were
out of power they too did not know
whom they would nominate. We
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TROLLEY PROPOSAL
HEARING DATE SET
Public Session in City Hall
to Be Next Week.
A public hearing is to be held in
City Hall at 10:30 next Wednesday
morning on the Indianapolis Rail
ways' proposal to pay the city $275
a mile annually for upkeep of
streets over which it track
less trolleys. Hubert S. Rile , Works
Board president, announced today.
The utility has asked the Works
Board for a 20-year franchise, and
proposes to make payments on a
sliding scale. The company, Presi
dent Charles W. Chase said, is
willing to pay $137.50 a mile the
first year, and increase that to
$380.76 the eighth year.
Plans of the street car company
call for operation of trackless trol
leys over 49.3 miles of city streets
when its expansion program is
completed, it was said.
COUNTY IS ORDERED
TO PAY RACK WAGES
Court Rules Slash Was
Made Illegally.
In a declaratory judgment handed
down today, Remster A. Bingham,
special Circuit judge, ordered the
County Council to make emergency
appropriations of $31,788.75 to pay
back salaries of court employes.
Judge Bingham ruled that the
council had no authority to reduce
salaries of court reporters and bail
iffs. as fixed by the judges in 1931
through 1935.
Ten reporters were awarded a to
tal of $22,738 and six bailiffs
$9050.75.
Quiet, Please
Never having had any trou
ble with swinging doors or
loaded cigars, Leo O'Connor,
deputy prosecutor in Municipal
Court, always had assumed he
was too smart to be fooled on
April l. He know* better now.
His fumble came as he was
calling traffic violators to the
bar of justice. Reading quickly
through the names on the af
fidavits, he shouted. “Ima
Nutt." No one came forward.
He bellowed still louder, "Ima
Nutt. Ima Nutt.”
The light finally struck when
Judge Dewey Myers leaned
over and said. “I wouldn't ad
mit that in open court, if I
were you.”
Sergt. John Madden, sus
pected of putting the phonev
paper in the stack, was hard
to find at headquarters today.
Rival Party Gleeful Over
Democratic Dissension;
Watch Greenlee.
i
M’NUTT GROUP SILENT
McHale, Simmons, Coy.
Attacked by Former
Patronage Secretary.
Republican leaders today
saw Pleas Greenlee as a “lone
: wolf” battling to win the
| Democratic gubernatorial
j nomination and threatening
I to split his own party in the
j process.
Mr. Greenlee’s third attack on
what he terms "McHale-ism,”
launched last night in East Chi
cago, brought continued silence from
his own party’s leaders as he turned
his campaign oratory against Virgil
Simmons, state conservation direc
tor.
Omer Jackson. Democratic state
central committee chairman, said,
"We have no comment to make.”
K. M. Kunkel, assistant conserva
tion director, refused to reply to
day to a charge by Mr. Greeniee of
an alleged irregularity in purchase
of land in Wells County from fish
and game funds.
Simmons Out of Town
Mr. Simmons, who earlier refused
to comment on attack upon him by
Mr. Greenlee, was reported to be
in Ft. Wayne and could not be
reached for comment on the charge.
In turn, G. O. P. leaders dis
cussed the possibility that Mr.
Greenlee soon might expand his
recent attack on alleged “McHale
ism.” in the Republican Party.
“I think from what I've heard
he’s creating quite a disturbance ir.
his own ranks.” said John K. Ruck
elshaus. prominent Republican. “It
seems he's shooting the works and
it looks as though he’s a lone, wolf
in the manner in which he is fight
ing for the nomination.”
Sees Stir of Feeling
: A. O. Meloy. former U. S. marshal
and chairman of the Republican
Reorganization Committee in Mar
ion County, said;
“I wouldn't want what’s happen
ing in the Democratic Party to
happen in our party. It seems to
me his charges are a pretty serious
matter and are creating considerable
feeling.”
"Just let them talk long enough.”
declared Bert Fuller, former cam
paign manager for ex-Governoi
Harry G. Leslie, Republican, “and
they'll beat themselves. It looks like
Greenlee is trying to split his party."
In the Springer-for-Governor
headquarters in the Claypool, at
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OARP AID INDICTED
THRICEJROUPTOLD
Evidence Is Presented to
House Committee.
Bi/ United Prms
WASHINGTON, April 1. Evi
dence that Edward J. Margett, Cali
fornia state area manager for the
Townsend Plan, had been indicted
three times, today was placed be
fore the House old-age pension in
vestigators after much committee
argument.
Robert E. Clements, resigned Old-
Age Revolving Pensions secretary
treasurer. told the committee that
Dr. F. E. Townsend. head of the
OARP. refused to discharge Mar
gett, despite Clements’ recommen
dation.
“Townsend said he didn’t believe
the charges.” Clements said.
Committee counsel James R. Sul
livan said that Margett would be
subpenaed to testify.
All of the indictments were re
turned by the Kings County
(Wash.) Grand Jury.
COLD TO CONTINUE
WEATHER MAN (AYS
Mercury May Go Lower
Tomorrow, Too.
The cold snap, which dropped the
temperature into the thirties this
morning, is expected to continue
here for at least 36 more hours, the
Weather Bureau said today.
The bureau forecast rain, sleet or
snow for tonight, and then as a
cheery reminder said the mercury
probably would dip even lower to
morrow. This city is on the north
ern edge of a large cold area, it
was said.
3-POINT GAINS SHOWN
ON STOCK EXCHANGE
Many Issues Make New Highs in
Active Trading.
Hu United Pres*
NEW YORK. April I.—The stock
market climbed to gains of more
than three points today—many is
sues making new highs for the year
—in slightly more active trading.
Leading industrial shares were in
demand as General Motors went to
anew high since 1929 at 69 and re
tained most o|r the gain.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 193(1
LEADING FIGURES IN LATEST HAUPTMANN DEVELOPMENTS
min
Robert H. Elliott
. . . Official Executioner
JAPAN, MONGOL
FORCES CLASH
Battle of Major Import Is
Reported; Fight Is Still
Continuing.
(Copyright. 1936, bv United Press!
MOSCOW. April I.—Japanese-
Manchukuoan forces fought sol
diers of Outer Mongolia in the
frontier area today while two great
military powers watched develop
ments tensely.
As they fought, an unmistakable
Russian warning that there was
danger of a Russian-Japanese war
was on its way to Tokyo,
Official reports from Ulan Bator,
capital of Outer Mongolia, and
from Hsinking, headquarters of the
Japanese army in Manchukuo, in
dicated that the fighting not only
was continuing but that forces
bigger than those of the numerous
previous clashes were engaged.
The Ulan Bator dispatches, pub
lished here, said that a large
Japanese-Manchukuoan force with
tanks, airplanes and artillery
clashed fiercely with Mongolians at
Mongoli, 28 miles inside the Outer
Mongolian frontier. At first repelled,
the dispatches said, the Japanese-
Manchukuoans obtained reinforce
ments and resumed the offensive in
a fight that was continuing still.
From Tokyo came a dispatch re
porting that a Japanese-Manchu
kuoan force clashed with 12 Mon
golian airplanes on the frontier near
Lake Boi for one hour.
These reports came just after
Boris S. Stomoniakov, Russian vice
commissar of foreign affairs, told
Tamekichi Ohta, Japanese ambas
sador, that Japan was under serious
responsibility for the clashes. He
said that the most energetic meas
ures to end them were urgently
necessary.
FOUR-MONTH TRUCE
PROPOSED BT NAZIS
British Cabinet Studies
Hitler Peace Offer.
Bn United Pres*
LONDON. April I.—Germany to
day offered the Locarno Treaty
powers a four-month period of mili
tary inactivity on the Rhineland
frontiers while negotiations could be
started for anew political deal for
Europe.
The cabinet went into session at
once to consider the note and at the
same time to arrange for general
staff talks with France-and Belgium
on a plan of mutual defense.
By United Press
VIENNA, April 1. —Chancellor
Kurt von Schuschnigg, addressing
the Federal Diet today, announced
the introduction of compulsory mili
tary service in Austria.
Thus Austria follows Germany in
renouncing any obligation further to
observe the repressive clauses of the
World War treaties.
F. 0. BELZER NAMED
TO WELFARE BOARD
Scout Executive Accepts
Post Block Declined.
F. O. Belzer, Indianapolis Boy
Scout executive, today accepted an
appointment to membership on the
Marion County Welfare Board,
which is to administer here social
security laws passed by the special
session of the General Assembly.
Circuit Judge Earl R. Cox offered
the post to Mr. Belzer yesterday
He takes the place of Meier S. Block,
Indianapolis merchant, who declined
the appointment.
The board is to name a county
welfare director. Other members
are E. Ert Slack, the Rev. Linn A.
Tripp. Mrs. Margaret Ruddell and
Mrs. Marie R. Woolling.
Seeks More Safety Markers
Mayor Kern announced today
that the Safety Board was attempt
ing to make a budget fund transfer
in order to install more stop lights
and warning markers for railroad
underpasses.
Times Index
Births 18 Movies *BS
Books 13 Mrs. Roosevelt 9
Bridge 13 Music 11
Clapper > 13 Pegler 13
Comics 21 Pyle 14
Crossword ... 10 Radio 11
Editorials 14 Serial Story . 10
Fashions 9 Simms 13
Financial .... 20 Short Story .21
Gardening .. 10 Society 8
Hoosier Editor 14 Sports 16
Johnson 13 State Deaths. 18
Merry - Go-R'd 13 j Want Ads.... 18 <
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Paul H. Wende!
. . . New Suspect
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Ellis H. Parker
. . . Hoffman's Prober
*Thank God, ’ Anna Weeps;
Mother Clings to Hope
Aged Parent Happy, but
Fears Son Still
Will Die.
By Untied Perms
KAMENZ, Germany, April 1. —
Frau Paulina Hauptmann alternat
ed today between hope that her son
miglT live and fear that despite the
delay in his execution, he would die
this week as the kidnaper and
murderer of the Lindbergh baby.
She was roused from bed in the
early hours of this morning at the
home of Fritz Ebert, her lawyer,
and his wife, where she had gone
because she could not bear to re
main alone in her own little home
to await what she thought would be
news that Bruno Richard Haupt
mann was dead.
"My God! I had so hoped for de
lay,” she said, standing trembling
in a brown dressing gown, her white
hair falling over her shoulders. "But
it is only for two days.”
She was so overcome that she
could do little more than mumble
as she continued, tears welling
from her blue eyes.
“I could not sleep tonight. But
this news gives me new hope. I will
do all I can to free him. But how
can a poor woman like me help my
dear Richard, so many miles away?
Oh! that the wonder of Heaven
has come to save my son from those
hard-hearted people. I thank God
for those few hours more. I hope
he may spare me from more suffer
ing and misery such as I endured
yesterday.”
She untied a bundle of letters
from her son to reread them trem
blingly. What she fears to be his
last letter is on the way to her now.
ALDRIDGE SEEKS POST
Former Pittsburgh Tirate Pitcher
Files as Candidate.
Victor E. Aldridge, former Pitts
burgh Pirate pitcher, today filed his
intention to seek the Democratic
nomination for state Senator from
Terre Haute at the secretary of
state's office.
"I have had a lot of batters
swinging at my stuff.” he said, “but
this is th,e first time I ever have
tried to throw ’em past politicians.”
Bruno, in ‘Last’ Letter,
Protests His Innocence
By United Press
TRENTON, N. J., April I.—Bruno Richard Haupt
mann was as surprised as any one in the world today
that he still was alive.
lie betrayed in a letter written to Gov. Harold G.
Hoffman a few hours before the scheduled hour of his
execution last night that he had abandoned hope, al
though still protesting innocence.
“Mr. Wiientz,’' he wrote in a parenthetical statement to Atty.
Gen. David T. Wilentz. “with my dying breath I swear by God that
you convicted an innocent man. You know you have done wrong on
me. God will be judge between me and you.”
Gov. Hoffman made the letter public after the execution was
delayed.
Its text:
“Trenton, March 31, 1936.
“Your Excellence Governor:
“Harold G. Hoffman.
“Your Excellence:
“My writing is not for fear of losing my life. This is in the
hands of God. it is His will. I will go gladly. It means the end
of my tremendous suffering. Only in thinking of my dear wife and
my little boy, that is breaking my heart. I know until this terrible
crime is solved, they will suffer under the weight of my un
fair conviction.
“For passing away, I assure your excellence that I am not guilty
of this crime. Over and over again I was trying to convince the
prosecution that they murder an innocent man. I offer myself to
any test what science may offer—but I was beggin’ in vain. I did
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Enierod Ser<tnd-Cln Matter
at Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind.
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Mark Kimberling
. . . Bruno’s Keeper
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Miss Emma Wendel
. . . Sister of ‘Suspect’
Condemned Man’s Faithful
Wife Puts Mourning
Clothes Away.
By United I'less
TRENTON, April I.—Anna Haupt
mann thrust an unopened cardboard
box into the darkest cprner of her
hotel room closet today and uttered
a. prayer that she would never have
to open it.
The box contained her mourning
clothes.
She had purchased the mourning
costume yesterday while she sobbed
in agony and gave up hope that any
thing could save her husband from
death in the electric chair.
Today she struggled hopefully
back from the chasm of despair,
which engulfed her last night at
8 p. m.. when Hauptmann was sched
uled to die—and when a semi
miracle occurred to save him, at
least until Friday.
If ever a woman walked in the
valley of the shadow of death, Anna
Hauptmann stumbled hopelessly
there last night until she learned of
the reprieve to her husband and fell
sobbing across the bed crying out
his name and saying: “Thank Goa.
Thank God.”
Then, with the news still ringing
in her ears, she picked up a photo
graph of her husband and one of
the 29-month-old baby Mannfried,
and looked at them until tears
dimmed her eyes again.
“I never really gave up believing
that he would live,” she said, trying
to act as if she meant it. “Things
were very black but even then I
didn’t really think so, I kept saying
to myself that he would live.”
Those who had seen her rock her
self in despair were skeptical. It
seemed impossible that she could
have expected that her husband
would still be alive this morning.
DIRIGIBLE HEADS SOUTH
Hindenburg Moving Along Coast,
Ready to Cross Atlantic.
By I niled Press
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN. Germany,
April I.—The new dirigible Hinden
burg, on its maiden cruise to Rio
de Janeiro, was moving down the
Atlantic coast today preparatory to
its flight across the South Atlantic.
SET HAUPTMANN
DEATH DATE FOR
FRIDAY AT 7 P. M.
Study of Wende! Case to
Be Resumed Tomorrow,
Is Report.
‘ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN’
That’s Prosecutor’s View
Following Talk With
Foreman.
By Untied Prc s*
TRENTON, N. .T., April 1.
—Prosecutor Everett Mar-!
shall today said he had been
informed that the “runaway” j
Mercer County Grand Jury,!
which prevented Bruno Rich
ard Hauptmann's execution
at the last moment, would de
fer further consideration of
the case until tomorrow.
Mr. Marshall said his informa
tion came from Allyne Freeman,
political friend of Gov. Harold G.
Hoffman and foreman of the
grand jury which took out of Mr.
Marshall's hands the investigation
of disputed “confessions” by Paul
Wendel that he murdered the
Lindbergh baby.
“But anything can happen,” Mr.
Marshall added, reflecting on the
dramatic and unusual manner in
which Mr. Freeman telephoned
Warden Mark O. Kimberling at 8
last night and asked him to de
fer the execution.
Though Hauptmann had been
shaved and had sent a last letter
to the Governor, Mr. Kimberling
put off the execution for 48 hours
or more.
Jersey Justice Tangled
In view of the reported postpone
ment of further grand jury action,
there was increasing bel:°f that
Mr. Kimberling might set Friday
night, as the new execution time
for Hauptmann, barring the pos
sibility of further unforeseen de
velopments or the granting of a
judicial stay.
Choice of Friday night would give
additional time for clarification of a
confusing situation in which “Jersey
justice” has become entangled and
would make it easier for prison of
ficials to perfect their arrangements
anew. ,
Three "Confessions" Studied
Mr. Marshall, who is a Democrat
and who joins with state police in
dismissing the Wendel confessions
as valueless, said Mr. Freeman told
him the grand jury would consider
"routine” matters in its afternoon
session today and would go back to
the Wendel matter tomorrow morn
ing.
The grand Jury, composed of 22
men and one woman, has three
"confessions” purportedly made by
Wendel. a disbarred Trenton attor
ney, after he was seized by un
known persons in New York City
Feb. 14.
Later he was returned to New
Jersey and placed in the hands of
Ellis Parker, detective of Burling
ton County, who long has been
working with Gov. Hoffman in
their efforts to prove that Haupt
mann was not the Lindbergh kid
naper or at least did not commit
the crime single-handedly.
Counter Move Launched
Atty. Gen. David T. Wilentz
forced Mr. Parker to surrender
Wendel to Mercer County authori
ties, to whom he promptly re
pudiated the “confessions.” Mr.
Wilentz and Mr. Marshall wanted to
dismiss the murder charge against
Wendel forthwith. Then the grand
jury took matters out of their
hands yesterday.
In bringing the Hauptmann case
to a. new anti-climax last night. Mr.
Freeman told Mr. Kimberling that
the jury had found “very interest
ing” angles in the Wendel phase of
the case and wanted more time to
investigate.
Asa counter move, the prosecutor
and state police were investigating
circumstances of Wendel's deten
tion. with the possibility that action
might be instituted against those
involved.
GROSS LEVY, POSTAL
RECEIPTS SHOW 6AIN
Tax Collections Increase 3
Million, Jackson Says.
Final tabulation of state gross in
come tax returns show that 52.000
more taxpayers filed last year than
in 1934, Clarence a. Jackson, divi
sion chairman, announced today.
In 1935, returns were received
from 354.610 people, and collections
totaled $16,015,220. In 1934 only
302,555 returns were filed, and $13.-
220.933 was collected, a gain of al
most $3,000,000. he said.
Postmaster Adolpn Seidensticker
announced today that postal re
ceipts for March showed an increase
of $11,318.34 over postal revenues for
March. 1935.
Receipts this March were $340.-
165.35, and $328,847.01 March. 1935.
This was a gain of $46,000 for the
first, three months this year over the
corresponding period last year.
FINAL
HOME
PRICE THREE CENTS
Hauptmann, Saved by Last-
Minute Request, Expects
‘Better Things.’
SLEEPS LATE IN CELL
Anna Visits Husband Again;
Grand Jury Probe
Is Delayed.
BULLETIN
By l niled Pi cks
TRENTON, N. J., April
I.—Bruno Richard Haupt
mann's execution was reset
today for Friday 7 p. m.
(Indianapolis time) by
Chief Keeper Mark Kim
berling: of State Prison.
Kimherlinjf decided to
give Hauptmann an extra
24-hours so that the grand
jury, which is considering
the alleged confession of
Paul Wei\del, will have
plenty of time to complete
its investigation.
Ity United Press
TRENTON, N. J., April
I.—Paul H- Wendel, who
wrote, then repudiated, a
confession of the Lindbergh
crime that delayed the ex
ecution of Bruno Richard
Hauptmann, asked the Mer
cer County Grand Jury to
day for permission to ap
pear before it and explain
his strange role in the case.
(Copyright. 1936. hv United Pressl
TRENTON. N. TANARUS„ April 1,
—Promise of “important de
velopments” in the strange
case of Paul H. Wendel ap
peared today to be Bruno
Richard Hauptmann’s only
hope of living out the week.”
The Mercer County Grand Jury
which last night obtained a 48-
hour delay in the execution of
Hauptmann while it investigated
further Wendel’s repudiated con
fession that he killed the Lind
bergh baby, resumed deliberations
this afternoon.
Members hoped to reach a deci
| sion on whether Wendel should
! be indicted.
The jury foreman. Allyne Free
man, asserted that there were "in-
I teresting angles” in the Wendel
| case and other sources said that
! “big developments” might be ex
pected.
Wilentz “Very Confused”
But Atty. Gen. David T. Wilentz.
pausing in the corridor of the
Statehouse, his coat flung over
his arm, his cigar protruding care
lessly from a corner of his mouth,
told reporters:
"I'm a very confused young man.
Nothing can surprise me these
days.”
Hauptmann, with his head clipped
and a little spot shaved at *he
back of his head where the electrode
of the death chair was to have
been placed, slept until almost noon
today. He broke down and wept
yesterday when he was prepared
for death. He was mumbling a
prayer in his cell when word canje
that death had been held back
again.
Having gone without sleep for
36 hours. Hauptmann was ex
hausted and quickly fell into a deep
slumber which was unbroken at
breakfast time and continued
throughout mast of the morning.
Wife Visits Him Again
Shortly after 1 p.,m.. Mrs. Haupt
mann arrived at the prison and
went in to visit her husband. She
was calm, but unsmiling as she
entered the prison where last night
she had made preparations to claim
the body of her husband. Instead
she saw him alive again today.
Freeman is a friend of Gov.
Hoffman. At least four members of
the grand jury were described as
Republican followers cf the young
Republican Governor. Marshall, a
Democrat, preserved a frigid silence.
He slammed the door of his office.
He was furious.
The jury continued to deliberate
last night while Defense Attorney C.
Lloyd Fisher rushed back to the
death house and laughingly in
formed his client that for 48 hours,
at least, his life had been spared.
Hauptmann smiled, he seemed
pleased, yet, as Fisher described him,
"he took it in his stride.”
“Better things will come from
this. Lloyd,” he said.
Streets around the rambling state
prison, which is enclosed by a high
brick wall, were packed and jammed.
Newsreel men had set up their
flares and they cast a weird, flicker
ing light over the upturned, sweat
ing, frenzied faces of massed hu
manity.
The word passed that Hauptmann
had been jerked back, at the very
last moment, from death. There
wa3 an instant of silence, then
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