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TORNADO RIPS ACROSS SOUTH; SIXTEEN DEAD Many Are Reported Hurt, Cordele Property Loss Put at $250,000. RED CROSS SENDS HELP Buildings Are Flattened as Gale Cuts Wide Swath Through Town. By United Pre** Tornadoes, storms and floods ravaged the South today, killing at least 16 persons, injuring scores and leaving an estimated property damage of more than $500,000. Seven deaths were reported at Cordele, Ga., where a tornado ripped through a three-block lane of the residential area. Three were killed in other Georgia storms, one was killed at Hampton, S. C., and a tornado that struck Con cord, N. C., left SIOO,OOO damage but no deaths were reported. Two were killed at Washington, Ga., one at Sassar, one at Dawson and one at Dalton. A woman, Mrs. Willie McCool, was killed when a tornado struck in the Hannah’s Church com muni‘ r in the western part of Alab .na. By T'nUcd Press' * CORDELE, Ga., April 2.—Cutting a three-block swath entirely through the city of Cordele, a tor nado today killed at least seven persons, injured dozens more and caused $250,000 property damage. Hundreds were without homes as the storm smashed the lane for about seven miles through Crisp County and Cordele. The city stadium was turned into a hospital to aid in caring for the injured. Ambulances rushed others to Macon and Americus for treat ment. The American Red Cross dis patched disaster workers to the stricken city, while Gov. Eugene Talmadge stood ready to giVe any aid needed. Sheriff J. H. Pitts of Crisp County, indicated National Guardsmen may be needed. Other Storms Sweep South The dstructive tornado here was (he worst of a series of storms that swept the South. Concord, N. C., was struck by a tornado today, with $50,000 property damage occur ring. Another storm struck last night near Athens, Ga„ causing property damage and killing cattle. Power lines were down in Cordele. The storm struck its worst blows at a residential section and a Negro district. The grammar and high schools were demolished. Mrs. Pitts, wife of the sheriff, said the scene of destruction was terrible, with many homes reduced to kindling. “The storm swept clear through the town, but it did not hit the business section,” she said. 1 Listed Among Dead Houses were flattened and the dead and injured are being removed as soon as possible. It was difficult to learn the names of the dead, but among the first listed were a Mrs. Mimms, wife of a Baptist preacher, Bill Braswell, and Mr. and Mrs. Vivian Hyman. After smashing through this city of approximately 7000, the storm also struck Penia, a little settlement five miles east of here. It was re ported great damage was done there. Red Cross Sends Aid By t nited Prei WASHINGTON. April 2. The American Red Cross today rushed disaster workers to Crisp County, Georgia, where a severe tornado struck early today, causing wide spread damage and loss of life. STOCK RISE CHECKED BY LATE-HOUR SALES Steel, Auto Shares Hold Part of Early Gains; Case Drops. By United Press NEW YORK. April 2.—Profit taking checked a rising market on the Stock Exchange early this aft ernoon. The list had had a substantial rise after a firm opening. Later trading quieted and prices slipped back from the tops, only to resume the forward trend at midday 1 . Steel and automobile shares held part of early gains that ranged to more than a point. Copper resumed upturn; me. entile issues continued strong and Westinghouse Electric gained more than 3 points. Sim mor-3 Cos. made anew high. Losses were shown by Case, West ern Union and other leaders. COUNCIL TO ARBITRATE NEW HORSE-AUTO ROW Equestrians Want Right-Of-Way Over Motorist in Parks. The horse and the auto squared awa* at earh other for another bat tle of protocol today, and the horse was told to take its appeal to City Council. A delegation from the Indianap olis Haddle Horse barns asked A. C. Sallee, parks superintendent: to rule that equestrians be given right-of way over autos where bridle paths cross park department noulevards. Mr. Sallee told the delegation that the law makes no such provision and suggested that they draw up an ordinance and present it to council at its next meeting. Delegates in dicated they would. The Indianapolis Times FORECAST: Cloudy and colder tonight with lowest temperature between 20 and 25; tomorrow fair and cold. VOLUME 48—NUMBER 19 236 Drivers Ignore New ‘Fix-Proof’ Traffic Tags; Police Outline Campaign Second Notices to Be Sent Those Who Have Not Appeared by Deadline; Only 14 Pay Fines for Violations . of Local Ordinances. Believing something about the new triplicate, “fix-proof” stickers lias backfired, Capt. Lewis Jonnson, police traffic department head, prepared today to send out second notices to all but 14 of the 250 people who received the tags. He declared he was amazed to learn that only 14 people have paid a total of S2B since the drive started Monday. This, he pointed out, is in MONGOLS DENY JAPAN CHARGES Claim Victory in 2-Day Clash With Forces of Manchukuo. By United Pri es MOSCOW, April 2.—Outer Mon golia, claiming a decisive victory in a two-day battle with Japanese- Manchukuoan forces, denounced to day as “shameless lies” Japanese versions of the fighting. Mongolian officials said a dis patch from Ulan Bator, capital of the republic, charged that Jap anese army leaders were deliberate ly trying to create a false impres sion. It was indicated that the fight ing was on a bigger scale, and the resulting anger on both sides more intense, than had been the case in any previous frontier incident. Official dispatches from Ulan Bator said that the Japanese-Man chukuoan invaders tried to take by storm the outer Mongolian city of Tamik Bulak, 28 miles inside the Mongolian frontier. After a battle that lasted Tues day and Wednesday morning, the dispatches asserted, the “invaders” were driven back over the border into Manchukuo. Russia was expected to make an other and possibly even more stern protest over the battle than that which Boris S. Stomoniakox. as sistant commissar of foreign affairs, made to Japanese Ambassador Tamekichi Ohta Tuesday. Manchus Protest Battle By United Press TOKYO, April 2.—The Manchu kuoan government has sent a sharp protest to Outer Mongolia against a two-day battle on the frontier. It was understood that the note alleged Mongolians were the aggres sors, attacking a Japanese-Manchu kuoan force on its own soil. FRANCE DENOUNCES HITLER PEACE PLAN Wholly Inadequate, Says Paris; Demands Parley. (Copyright. 1936. by United Press) PARIS, April 2. —France today denounced Germany’s proposals for European peace consolidation as ut terly inadequate. She pressed for joint French-Belgian-British gen eral staff consultations and a meet ing of the Locarno powers. Foreign Minister Pierre Etienne Flandin summoned the principal French ambassadors in Europe to Paris for a conference tomorrow. They will consider the Gez-man pro posals. It was expected that a cabinet meeting would be called as the re sult of a conference between Flan din and Premier Albert Sarraut. Whatever is done regarding the proposals made by Hitler, the gov ernment wants to make sure that they do not interfere with general staff conversations on a plan of mutual French-Belgian-British ac tion in event Germany attacks France or Belgium. COL. LEA IS PAROLED FROM CAROLINA PRISON Publisher Last of Trio to Be Freed in Bank Crash Case. By United Press RALEIGH, N. C., April 2.—Prison gates opened today for Col. Luke Lea. former Uhited States Senator from Tennessee, newspaper pub lisher, banker and political boss, the last of three men to be freed after conviction in 1931 of an alleged sl,- 300.000 fraud that wrecked the Cen tral Bank and Trust Cos. of Ashe ville, N. C. A parole, granted by Gov. J. C. B. Ehringhaus after Lea had served one year, 11 months of a six-to-ten year sentence, became effective at 10 a. m. Home-Made Bidding Deals Pair Out of Bridge Tourney Two Indianapolis bridge players, who use a system of bidding one of invented, have been ruled out of masters play in the tenth an nual national inter-club contract bridge tournament of the American Bridge League, scheduled to begin Saturday in the Indianapolis Ath letic Club, they said today. The players are Dr. Louis Segar and Easley Blacxwood. Metropolitan Life Insurance Cos. general agent. They offered to waive in writing all masters points, emblems and cups that might accrue to them, and to be considered as not to have played if jtfiey should get a first. sharp contrast to collections under the old tags, which often ran be tween $25 and SSO a day, and on one Saturday went to S2OO. The police department was pro vided with 650 of the new type pasteboards, and 250 already have been given out. The 72-hour limit on many of these expires tonight. Capt. Johnson pointed out that the warning cards, which are to be made out in duplicate, will give violators additional time to pay. Hint at Trouble “If they don’t show up at the traffic office then,” he said, “they will be in trouble. Warrants are to be sent out for their arrest.” Chief Morrissey declared today that he did not intend to “hedge on this sticker question.” “We have Mayor Kern and the Safety Board behind us,” he said, “and we intend to carry the com plete program through. We may get some heat from politicians, but I hope the newspapers will aid us in building up a favorable public opinion.” He added that the department wants to get the “sticker problem cleaned up by June,” so it can de vote more of its time to other work. $2 Payment Required • Stickers, which are used for minor traffic violations, do not require an appearance in court, but merely payment of $2 in the traffic divi sion’s office. Detective Lieut. Harvey Hires, of state police, paid for a ticket he re ceived yesterday, and tcld Capt. Lewis Johnson the state policemen he sent to city headquarters had misunderstood his instructions. He said a hotel doorman had mis parked his car, but that he had in tended to pay the fine. Frank T. Sissons, an attorney, said his client was going to fight the new stickers in municipal court on the grounds that parking limit signs can not be seen at night on poorly illuminated streets. Auto Owners Censured Two auto owners who refused to sign drunken driving affidavits against a motorist- who had reim bursed them for damage done to their cars were sevefely censured today by Municipal Judge Charles J. Karabell. “It is men like you who make it impossible to get convictions on drunken driving charges,” Judge Karabell said. The motorist, Elbert L. Miers, R. R. 10, Box 241D, was fined sls and costs on a charge of drunkenness. Because he had been convicted once before, according to police, on drunken driving charges, Virgil Johnson, 735 N. Pershing-av, was held to the Marion County grand jury today. He was fined $37 and sentenced to 30 days on charges of drunkenness, no driver's license and no license plates. STATE TO RECEIVE $450,000 ROAD BIDS Muncie-Anderson Highway to Be Improved. Four improvement projects on Road 67 between Anderson and Muncie and in Muncie, expected to cost approximately $450,000, will be eligible for bids April 21, James D. Adams, State Highway Commission chairman, said today. Two of the projects are for grad ing and structures on the new loca tion of Road 67 between Anderson and Muncie. The portion of the road involved is from the new An derson bypass almost to Muncie. The other two projects are for improvement of anew route for Road 67 traffic through Muncie. DENIES MOVE TO SAVE VERA FROM EXECUTION Jurist Turns Down Motion to Drop First Degree Charge. By United Press NEW YORK, April 2.—Vera Stretz must face the possibility of death in the electric chair when a jury late today or tmorrow delib erates the charges against her for the killing of Dr. Fritz Gebhardt, her German lover. Judge Cornelius F. Collins, at the convening of court today, de nied all defense motions, including one tc throw out the first-degree murder charge against and confine the jury to counts of second-de gree murder or manslaughter. They explained to the local com mittee, they claim, that they wanted merely to test their bidding system in masters play, and that they would, at any time, explain any bid ding points either of them made to any one in the game if requested to do so. A member of the local committee today said that this reason was given Mr. Blackwood and Dr. Segar for the refusal to let them play: “The system, while an excellent one, is too confusing for the major ity of players. It is entirely arti ficial and. in rz much as they would be the only two in the whole tourna ment playing it, the request was de THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1936 JOEL A. BAKER NAMED COUNTY WELFARE HEAD Board Begins Its Duties With Selection of Court Aid as Director, BELZER ACCEPTS POST Scout Chief Replaces Block; Office to Be Rented in Private Building. With the appointment of Joel A. Baker, 211 Beverly-dr, Criminal Court investigator, as county wel fare director, the machinery for administration in Marion County of the recently enacted social se curity laws was ready to begin functioning, (EDITORIAL, PAGE 18) The Marion County Welfare Board took over all county welfare work today, and announced that no immediate changes in the per sonnel of departments, now under its jurisdiction, are to be made. Board members named Mr. Baker at a private session in the Indian apolis Athletic Club yesterday eve ning. The salary was fixed'at S4OOO a year. L. Ert Slack, former mayor, was elected board president, and the Rev. Linn A. Tripp, social service director of the Indianapolis Church Federation, was chosen vice presi dent. Belzer Withholds Vote Other members of the board are Mrs. Marie R. Woolling, Mrs. Mar garet Ruddell and F. O. Belzer, In dianapolis Boy Scout executive. Mr. Belzer was named a member by Judge Earl R. Cox of Circuit Court, after Meier S. Block, presi dent of William H. Block Cos., de clined the appointment. After accepting the post yester day, Mr. Belzer refused to take part in the election of the director. He said he had been a member of the board only two or three hours, and was not acquainted with the appli cants. Office Space to Be Rented Space in a downtown office is to be rented immediately and the welfare departments are to be moved from the Courthouse. Judge Cox asked that this be done in order, he said, to divorce this new department from politics. The board will be in charge of the expenditure of approximately $14,000,000 yearly in the work of paying old-age and blind pensions, administration of the Board of Children’s Guardians’ Home and care of dependent children. The 3200 persons now on the old age pension rolls automatically are to be dropped from the list under terms of the welfare act, but all are entitled to reinstatement at the pleasure of the board, it was an nounced. New Investigations Due Although pensioners received their April checks today, they must be reinstated under the new welfare setup to be entitled to additional payments, Mr. Slack explained. New forms are to be provided by the state welfare board, and all cases are to be reinvestigated, he explained. This work will con tinue for several weeks, and until all cases are checked the board de cided to re-enroll all pensioners temporarily. When notified of his appoint ment, Mr. Baker immediately re signed his post as court investigator, and was sworn in as director by Glenn B. Ralston, Circuit Court Clerk. He issued the following state ment: “There must be no politics in any of the work that is to be done under the new welfare board. The work must be pitched on the high plane that actuated the men who wrote the provisions of the law. “No one will be placed in any po sition that is not peculiarly fitted for the job. “The present setup for : irving the blind, the widows, the neglected children and other activities that are actually functioning will not be disturbed until it can be done for their benefit. “It is essential that the old-age pension department be revamped immediately, as the new law has vitally changed its complexion. We (Turn to Page Three) MILK PRICES ARE SET Local Administrator Announces List for March 16-31. Milk prices for the delivery pe riod from March 16 to 31 for dis tributors were announced today by Leon C. Coller, local milk adminis trator. They are $2.20 a hundred weight, Class I; $1.61 a hundred weight, Class 11, and $1.41 a hun dredweight, Classs 111. nied for the benefit of the majority, and the best interests of the tourna ment.” ’ Dr. Segar and Mr. Blackwood have been playing their system ior the last two years with what they de scribe as great success. Mr. Black wood, whose he toby is mathematics, invented the system. In the Columbia Club Contractors’ Club season, now about to end. they stand tops at .5623 per cent, with Ed Gates and Joseph Zeller, next rank ing pair, and both past national title holders, at .5490 per cent. Joseph Cain and Edson Wood, two of the present co-hokiers of the & - fc ‘ '■ : * STILL CONFIDENT OF ‘BETTER THINGS’ 1 Ifcjjjf ip m Raised from the depths of despair to a feverish* new hope, Mrs. Anna Hauptmann is shown here with C Loyd Fisher, her husband’s counsel, after the attorney had broken the news to her of the re prieve. “Now I shall be able to go to bed and sleep,” she declared, expressing confidence that the turn had come for her husband. Democrats Make Truce; G. 0. P. Waits Hoover Talk Greenlee, Townsend, Others to Attend Banquet Here Tonight. (Other Political Stories, Page Six) Truce over a banquet board is to be the Democratic political bill of fare at 8 tonight when Pleas Greenlee, M. Clifford Townsend and a proxy for E. Kirk McKin ney, all Democratic gubernatorial candidates, are scheduled to speak at a dinner in Walker’s Casino. The Negro meeting is to open the Indianapolis campaign for con vention delegates by Mr. Greenlee. Omer S. Jackson, Democratic state chairman, and Mayor John W. Kern are other guests invited to the rally of precinct workers. Pledges Armistice The former secretary to Gov. Mc- Nutt said today upon his return from a Lake County trip, where he charged the party teamed with “McHale-ism,” that he would re frain from further attacks at to night’s dinner. “I have never attacked my op ponents for the nomination and do not intend to do so at tonight’s meeting,” Mr. Greenlee said as he pledged an armistice in hostilities and a temporary cessation of an oral barrage against Democratic ad ministration leaders. Lieut. Gov. Townsend said he ex pected to attend tonight’s meeting, to be held under the auspices of the Democratic Workers’ Committee. Mr. McKinney, out of the city, is to be represented by Reginald H. Sullivan, former Mayor, his head quarters reported. Charges Discussed Meantime, both Democrats and Republicans, in hotels and offices of Statehouse, City Hall and Court house, discussed charges by Mr. Greenlee against leaders in the administration of Gov. McNutt. Mr. Greenlee proffered today to back up charges of alleged expense account abuses by Virgil (Skits) Simmons, Conservation Depart ment head. Prank McHale, termed a “back room” boss by Mr. Greenlee, was “too busy” yesterday to reply to Mr. Greenlee’s charges. HOLIDAY BEGINS MONDAY Children, School Teachers to Have Week’s Vacation. i Approximately 60,000 Indianapolis public school pupils and 1904 teach ers are to have spring vacation next week, Supt. Paul C. Stetson an nounced today. Chicago title of the American Bridge League, are next with .3425 per cent, and Frank Buck and Lawrence Welsh, other co-holders, follow -with .5367 per cent. Walter Pray and John Vitale, past title holders, are still lower at .5220 per cent. Neither Dr. Segar nor Mr. Blackwood has ever won a master’s point. When they wrote the committee they inclosed this brief description of their bidding system* “When we open the bidding, our first bid and first response are ar tificial. The lower the bid. the smaller the hand in high-card val . , Entered as Recond-Clts" Matter at I'ostoirice. Indianapolis. Ind. Ex-President, to Confer With Party Chiefs before Speech. Indiana Republicans today planned week-end trips to Port Wayne to hear former President Herbert Hoover speak Saturday night. Prior to Mr. Hover’s speaking engagement he is to confer here with Republican Party leaders. He is to be the guest of Warren C. Fairbanks, president and general manager of the Indianapolis News, at an informal dinner tomorrow night at the Columbia Club. Forty guests have been invited. “The dinner-meeting here has no political significance,” Mr. Fair banks said. Denies Political Significance Following the dinner, the former chief executive of the nation is ex pected to go to Fort Wayne to spend the night. Presence of Everett Sanders, for mer national Republican chair man, in Indianapolis, and an al most daily 'commuting to this city of James E. Watson, former U. S. Senator, gave credence to rumors of a party conference, G. O. P. leaders declared. Three hundred and fifty mem bers of the Hoosier Republicans, Inc., a reorganization group, in the party, are to go to the Fort Wayne meeting from Indianapolis. Executive Session Called The Hoosier Republicans are to have headquarters in the Indiana Hotel, Fort Wayne. An executive committee meeting is scheduled for 4 Saturday with Samuel Boys, Plymouth, state president, presiding. Members of the Republican state central committee and state party leaders are expected to attend the rally. Harry C. Fenton, state G. O. P. secretary, said today that organiza tion leaders would not attend in a group and do not plan any private gatherings in honor of Mr. Hoover. Times Index Births 26 Merry-Go-R’d 17 Books .......17 Movies 22 Bridge 17 Mrs. Roosevelt 13 Barnes 17 Music 20 Clapper 17 Pegler 17 Comics 29 Pyle 18 Editorials 18 Radio 20 Fashions 13 Serial Stsry . 14: Financial 28 Society 12 j Gardening .. 14 Sports 24 ; Hoosier Editor 18 State Deaths 10 Johnson 17 Want Ads 27 ues. An opening bid of one club in dicates a minimum hand. An open ing bid of one diamond is a hand slightly stronger, and so forth, and the responding bid likewise shows the high card values held in the hand. “On subsequent rounds of bid ding, we are liable to bid any four card suit, no matter how weak the suit might be. Our overcalls are normal with the exception on an overcall of one no-trump, which shows the hand stronger than an informative double would show, but does not necessarily show a stopper in the opposing suit.” BRUNO’S HOPES FOR STAY ARE RAISED BY QUIZ Brooklyn Prosecutor Opens Investigation of Suspect’s Torture Story. HELD 10 DAYS, IS CLAIM Beaten, Kicked and Forced to Admit Crime, Is Lawyer’s Charge. By United Press NEW YORK, April 2. District Attorney William F. X. Geoghan of Brooklyn an nounced today that a “search ing investigation” was being made into charges that Paul Wendel, disbarred Trenton lawyer, had been kept prison er in a Brooklyn house and tortured into making a con fession, later repudiated, that he kidnaped Charles A. Lind bergh Jr. Geoghan stressed that he was not interested in the truth or falsity of the alleged confession, but simply wanted to determine whether a crime had been committed Wendel. He said that one of his assistants, William F. McGuinness, a stenog rapher and a county detective, visited Wendel in the Mercer County jail yesterday. Held 10 Days, Is Claim Wendel told McGuinness, Geog han said, that he was about to enter a hotel in Manhattan on Feb. 14 when a man approached and told him “De Louie wants to see you at headquarters.” Wendel identified “De Louie” as a Trenton detective. “Another man behind him pressed a gun against him, according to his story,” Geoghan said. “He was or dered into a car parked near the ho tel. He said there were four men in the car.” Then, according to Wendel’s story to McGuinness, he was driven to a place near Coney Island where he was held prisoner for 10 days “and tortured into making a confession.” Wendel, Geoghan said, was cer tain he could identify the house where he was imprisoned. “Punched, Kicked, Threatened” “He said his captors told him they wanted him to sign a confes sion to the kidnaping of the Lind bergh baby,” the District Attorney said. “He said they took the manacles off from time to time and strung him up by his thumbs on a board leaning against the wall with his arms outstretched and chains on his ankles.. “Wendel said they punched and kicked him and took lighted cigarets and placed them close to the corner of his eyes. After one week of the torture, at their dictation, Wendel claims he drew up a confession in longhand which he signed. The confession was deemed unsatisfac tory and he says he was forced to make another. “On Feb. 24, Wendel said, he was taken by two men in an automobile to the home of Ellis Parker in New Jersey.” MERCURY IS DUE TO DROP AGAIN TONIGHT Temperature May Go to 24, Is Forecast. The mercury, which started on a toboggan ride two days ago, is ex pected to continue its downward course today, J. H. Armington, Fed eral meteorologist, said. Tonight it is expected to stop some place between 20 and 24 de grees. Tomorrow should be fair but cold, he said, and maybe the weather will be warmer tomorrow night. This temperature, Mr. Armington added, is 11 degrees below normal for the season. Although a blustering snowstorm whipped over some sections of the Midwest and hindered automobile and airplane traffic in Chicago, Mr. Armington is expecting only light snow flurries here. The 44.4-foot flood crest of the Ohio, reached after a 26-foot rise in 14 days, began a gradual recession today. U. S. SHOWS SURPLUS; IT’S FIRST IN A YEAR Treasury in “Black” by $175,000,009 for March, Is Report. By Vnilfil Prrst WASHINGTON, April ?.-The United States Treasury today boasted its first monthly surplus since March, 1935. The govern ment was in the “black” by al most $175,000,000. the daily state ment for the end of March re vealed. An excess of receipts over ex penditures of $173,274,170 was shown as compared with $50,224,266 at the same date last year. Nevertheless, the government Is in the “red" $2,237,130311 for the fiscal year, which closes on June 30. Last year at this time the deficit was $2,199 698 969. FINAL HOME PRICE THREE CENTS Gov. Hoffman Testifies a* Inquiry Into Wendel ‘Confession.’ \ SILENT ON REPRIEVE! Executive May Act if Jury Fails to Complete Case, Is Hint. (Copyright, 1936, by United Press) TRENTON, N. J., April 2. Bruno Richard Haupt mann’s chances of escaping the electric chair tomorrow night increased rapidly today as the Mercer County Grand Jury opened new lines of in quiry in its consideration of the Lindbergh baby murder. Gov. Harold G. Hoffman, who be lieves Hauptmann did not commit the crime alone, was the first of several new witnesses to go before the grand jurors, indicating that their investigation might extend far beyond 7 p. m. (Indianapolis time, tomorrow), the time set for Haupt mann’s execution. There was no official word from the jury as to how far it would in quire into the murder and the case of Paul H. Wendel, who wrote and tile* repudiated a confession to the crime. Wilentz, Jafsie May Testify But with the appearance of Ue Governor to urge that the nr>yste)*y be solved before Hauptmann Is put to death; with the preparations of Atty. Gen. David T. Wilentz to go before the jury in opposition to any such delay, and with reports that Dr. John F. (Jafsie) Condon, who paid over $50,000 ransom to the kid naper just four years ago today, would be called, there was every in dication that the jury would be un able to complete its inquiry before the hour now set for Hauptmann’* death. • Wilentz, state police superin tendent, H. Norman Schwarzkopf and Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony M. Hauck made every ef fort to force the grand jury to drop the murder charge placed against Wendel and thus permit Haupt mann to go to the electric chair this week. But so heavy was the tangle of political animosities, so powerful was the momentum of sensational developments in the climactic hours of the case that it appeared only drastic action could force the jury to bring its inquiry to an end to morrow. Kimberling Studies Delay Whether Hoffman, under such circumstances, would issue another reprieve was uncertain, but Head Keeper Mark O. Kimberling of the state prison, already has announced that he will delay execution until Saturday or Sunday if necessary, unless the grand jury has reached a decision before then. Federal investigators made their first appearance in the case when Edward C. Dougherty, Philadelphia district supervisor of the alcoholic tax unit of Pennsylvania, ap peared at the Statehouse and made available records concerning the ac tivities of Wendel from March to November, 1932. Dougherty was the first Federal officer actually to appear in the case, although there have been re ports that the Department of Justice is investigating Wendels charge that he was kidnaped in New York and tortured. Wendel’s Record Bared According to Wilentz, the records show that in March, 1932, about the time of the abduction of the Lindbergh baby, Wendel was al leged to be under the alias of Christ Narr and connected with a com pany which was negotiating for construction of a huge still near Scranton. Pa. The plant was seized before.the still could be put into operation. The exact significance was not disclosed but it was inferred that a man involved in a project of that magnitude would not have had time lor a kidnaping at the same time. Hauck, meanwhile, charged ih&fc Hoffman was attempting to block his investigation of an attack by five men yesterday on the caretaker at the Lindbergh home in the Sour land Mountains—scene of the kid naping. Gov. Hoffman testified for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Upon completing his testimony he descended the nar row, winding private stairway to the county prosecutor’s office. A few minutes later he came out and with guards holding back every one who attempted to speak to him, went down the elevator and drove away in his automobile. As the Governor’s automobile sped away from the Courthouse Wilentz stepped out of his office at the Statehouse several blocks away and (Turn t® Page Three) f. and. r7is nearing u. s. Observers Believe Presidential Cruise to End Soon. By IJnitta Prrtt MIAMI, Fla., April 2.—President Ftoosevelt cruised leisurely through Bahaman waters today, his course bringing him gradually ewser to American shores. Indications were that the Presi dent probably will remain aboard his yacht Potomac until the end of the week, then come ashore and re turn u wm. h™.