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VICTIM IS UNABLE
TO PICK KIDNAPERS
V *
Road House Proprietor Fads
to Recognize Five Illi
nois Sfl'spects.
By the Associated Pres*
CHICAGO. Septerft brr 10.—Hope that
th’fe perpetrators of a, spries of kianap
lngs‘ had been capture i at Decatur went
glimnVring today wift'i the failure of
James SJackett. Blue I\ land road house
proprietor, to recognise any of the five
men as who tcolc $75,000 for his
ransom.
Hackett had gone to liecatur yester
day to attempt identil V aticn of the
prisoners, Monte Moore, Morris I.ut
trell. Henry Esslinger. Joseph Yates and
William Wallace. The fact that Fred
J Blunter. Monroe, Wis.. brewer, and|
Ralph Wohrenberg of Spring field. 111.,
l ac! been released by their .kidnapers
near Decatur had made the reported
arrest of the band there seem plausible.
Traces Bribe Charge.
Yesterday Patrick Roche, chief in
vestigator for the State’s attorney here,
announced that Hackett had identified
Moore as one of his captors. Rocb.e
further announced he had infoianation
•hat unnamed police had accepted a
$50,000 bribe from the kidnapers.
Hackett and I iout. William Cusitck of
the Chicago Detective Bureau today
said they were not permitted to see
any of the five prisoners while at De
catur and they returned here last night
in their automobile while the Decatur
officers brought the gang in another
car.
Arriving here. Hackett looked at tlie
men and could not recognize them.
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I Roche hakS not disclosed the source Os
his report of the alleged bribe. j
The five prisoners were to be held In j
custody In the hope that John J. Lynch.
' wealthy turfman, or other victims of
recent kidnaplngs may identify them.
Charges bv Roche that police officers
received a $50,000 bribe drew fire from
Acting Commissioner of Police John H.
Alcock last night. ~
Promises Suspensions.
Deploring Roche's refusal to identify
the officers. Alcock said:
"Charges of bribe-taking and graft
against policemen reflect great discredit
upon the Police Department. But if
any evidence is given me that these
officers were Chicago policemen I will
immediately file charges against them
before the Civil Service Commission
and suspend them.”
! Roche had said that Hackett’s kid
napers were stopped by the police
shortly after they had accepted $75,-
000 to free the gambler. The police,
Roche said, found the money in the
men’s car, recognized them as possibly
connected with the Hackett abduction
and demanded two-thirds of the $75,-
000 to release them.
HUGE AMPHIBIAN PLANE
COMPLETES LOAD TEST
I By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. September 10—The
largest amphibian plane ever ob
structed flew to Floyd Bennett Field
today from the Sikorsky factory at
Stratford. Conn., to complete a success
j ful ground load test, in which it lifted
I 34.000 peunds of lead.
The giant plane is designed to carry
40 passengers and a crew of 5.’ It has
| a wing spread of 114 feet, weighs 22,000
pounds and is equipped with four 575-
horsepower Pratt-Whitney motors. It
was designed by Igor Sikorsky.
On the load test the plane took off
! after a run of 2.000 feet, circled the
' field and landed gracefully. The lead
represented the weight cf 40 passengers
and fuel for 500 miles of flight.
The machine was to be taken later
todav to Bridgeport, Conn, where it
will attempt a take-off from water
1 tomorrow with a similar capacity load.
TfTP! lEVENipre STATE, WASHTNOTON, T). 0., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, mV
m d. c. ms
EXPECTED IN FALL
Census Bureau Estimates*
Enrollment Based on /;
April Count. \■' j
*
When school bells ring in thei Dis
trict of Columbia on September 21, it
is estimated that 75,326 students, from
7 to 20 years of age and 12,076 sUudents
over 21 years old will answer the call.
The estimate is based on the school
census taken in Washington on April 1,
1930, and announced today by the
Census Bureau.
Tlie bureau said the total census here
of persons between the ages of 7 and
20 years is 98,904, revealing that 33,578
persons were out of school when the
census was taken.
The Census Bureau’s estimate of
75,326 excludes entirely the approxi
mately 13,560 kindergarten and first
grade children definitely expected to
enroll in the public schools. The fig
ures exclude also the nearly 2,800 non
resident pupils who attend the public
schools of the District. Likewise, the
kindergarten and first grade pupils in
private and parochial schools, estimated
at 2,500, are omitted from the total ac
credited to schools located in Wash
| ington.
Public school estimates alone place
\ the number of students expected to en
' roll during the first month of the school
I year at 80,000.
25 Per Cent Increase.
During the last decade school at
tendance has jumped more than 25 per
j cent. The following table shows the
' total attendance here on April 1, 1930,
and the percentage In attendance in
1920:
Total Attending Percentage.
Persons, population, school. 1930. l«o
7 to 1) years 47.808 46.871 87 6 93 5
14 to IS years 13.734 12.163 65 5 83.3
16 to 17 years 13.365 9.051 67.7 44.8
18 to 30 years 24.996 7.441 29 8 16.3
In 10 years the number of those at
tending school here over 21 years old
.increased about 50 per cent. The total
was 12,076. as against 6,177 in 1920.
I The bureau found in its 1930 national
count that of 38,387,032 persons*be
‘ tween 5 and 20 years old, 26.849,639, or
69.9 per cent, were attending school.
Ten years ago, 21,373,976, or 64.3 per
cent, of 33,250,870 between the same
ages were students.
Older Students Gain.
An Increase In older children attend
ing classes over the number 10 years
ago was shown. There remained, how
ever, a sharp decrease in school popula
tion in children 15 and older, although
a slight gain was shown In 1930.
The largest Increase In older students
was reported In the 21 and over divi
sion, which showed 1,034,782 In school,
against 344,789 10 years ago. The total
of eligibles In this division was not
' given.
Girls and boys were about equally
divided In the total school citizenry. Os
the 19,112,883 gills, 13,327,871 were In
, school, while 13,521,768 of the total of
19,274,149 boys were enrolled.
Os the urban population, between 5
' and 20, 72.3 per cent, were in school;
1 rural farm districts, 66.4, and rural
non-farm or villages, 69.3 per cent. The
bulk of students 21 and over came from
the urban areas, accounting for 738,-
193; 143.283 In the rural sections and
| 156,217 In the villages.
The report recorded 97.5 per cent of
foreign-born white children between 7
and 13 In school, and 87.3 per cent of
i the colored children. The number in
I the age groups of foreign-born and col
ored. likewise, declined as the children
| grew older.
7 to 13 Leading Classes.
The highest percentage and largest
■ number of pupils was found in the 7
■ Sto 13 year classes, which in 1930 ac
, ■ counted for 16,398.400, or 95.3 per cent
of 17,209,566, against 13,869,010 In 1920,
90.6 per cent of 15,306,793.
Among the 4,878,084 of 14 and 15
years old, 4,158,378 attended school, as
compared with 3,124,129 out of 3,907,716
in 1920, respectively, 88.8 and 79.9 per
cent.
The dropping out of classes was
more marked in the 16 and 17 year di
vision with only 2,669,857, 4>r 57.3 per
cent of 4.663.137 in 1930. as compared
with 1,644,061 in 1920 42.9 per cent of
3,828,131.
In the 18 to 20 year aeetlon 1,456,-
784 were reported In school. 21.4 per
cent of 6,815,710, against 814.651, or
14.8 per cent of 5,522,082 counted In
1920.
CHILDREN ON* ADVENTURE
ARE FOUND NEAR RIVER
Edward Sitler, 3, and Brother,
Oliver, 7, Missing From Horn*
Six Hours.
Located by police late yesterday ap
proximately a mile from their home,
927 Maryland avenue southwest, about
’ six hours after their departure, Edmond
H. Sitler, 3, and Oliver S. Sitler, 7,
brothers, were of the opinion today that
adventure alone Is not so good.
, It was getting dark when the boya
were finally located by a policeman
I near the waiter front and taken home.
The boys were reported missing by
their mother, Mrs. Oliver S. Sitler,
, about an hour after their departure.
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LONG ILLNESS FATAL
Special Dispatch to The Star.
WINCHESTER, Va„ September 10.—
Rites were held yesterday at Berkeley
Springs. W. Va., for Mrs. Maggie Heat
mole Skelton, 65 years old, wife of the
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Rev. S. D. Skelton of the United Breth
ren Church, whose death Monday fol
lowed a protracted Illness.
Surviving are her husband, two daugh
ter*, Mrs. Pearl Haddox, Berkeley
Springs, and Mrs. Elsie Lauderback,
Winchester, and three sons, George
Skelton, Berryville, Va.: Harry Skelton,
Front Royal, Va., and Elbert Skelton,
Port Republic, Va. One sister and one'
brother also survive.
During a mine fire at Bangalore, In
dia, recently, special gas masks wcnj
i sent from London by airplane and fly
ing boat.

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