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HYATTSVH1E tt
IN KIDNAPING FAILS
Mysterious Car in Garage
Now Believed Property
of Salesman.
A clue leading to the belief that Baby
Lindbergh and his kidnapers might be
in Washington or vicinity apparently
collopsed early this afternoon after the
police had ordered an Intensive search
of all hotels and rooming houses for a
couple and curly headed child who left
an automobile In a Hyattsvllle, Md„
garage at midnight Tuesday.
The car, which bore Pennsylvania
tags, was still In the garage today, al
though the proprietor said the owner
premised to return for it Wednesday.
' Investigation by The Star and Asso
ciated Press disclosed that the tags were
issued to a Harrisburg. Pa . chocolate
salesman, who had been away from
there since last November.
He is the father of two children, one
aged 212 years. Although the police
had not located the couple or child late
this afternoon, the fact that chocolate
boxes were found in the machine and
that the owner had called at the garage
on two previous occasions during the
past three weeks seemed to remove sus
picion from the automobile which had
been described as similar to that be
lieved used by the kidnapers.
Police, however, made photographs of
the child's fingerprints found on the
car, which will be forwarded to the
Lindbergh home.
Officials at the Rush Motor Cc,
where the Pennsylvania automobile was
abandoned, first notified police of the
Incident this morning.
They told police the man and woman
drove Into the garage about midnight
Tuesday. The baby, wrapped in blan
kets, was held In the arms of the
woman.
The man, who was driving the ma
chine, according to garage officials,
asked to be allowed to leave his ma
chine overnight, signifying his inten
tion of returning for it the following
day. The couple failed to return, and
Officials grew suspicious.
Investigating, Detectives Larry O’Dea
and Paul Jones of Washington found
that a car of similar description had
stopped for oil and gas at the King
Motor Co., on H street northeast, on
Tuesday night. They were attempting
to determine the time the car was seen
at the Washington motor company in
order to figure whether it could have
been driven from the Lindbergh's New
Jersey home to Washington in the time
that had elapsed after the kidnaping.
J. J. Crowley, chief of the Prince
Georges County force, ordered his men
to search Hyattsville and the vicinity
for the couple and child.
The proprietor of the King Motor Co.
told police he has a "regular customer”
with a car somewhat resembling that
described by Hyattsville authorities. He
consented to go to Hyattsville and look
at the car in question.
Detective Sergt. Fred Sandberg,
Washington fingerprint expert, went
to Hyattsville early this afternoon and
obtained fingerprints from the car. An
attempt will be made, he said. If New
Jersey police have fingerprints of the
Lindbergh baby, to check them with
those taken from the machine.
In the car were found samples of
candy and Ice cream cones, which
police suppose the owner of the ma
chine was selling.
The police enlisted the aid of ail
local radio stations in the search for
the couple and child. At Intervals of
a half hour the following announcement
was being broadcast:
“About midnight Tuesday evening, a
man and woman with a 1H-year-old
baby wrapped in a blanket, drove to a
garage at Hyattsville and left their
Studebaker automobile, stating they
would come for It Wednesday morning.
Thgy have not returned for the car
and Inspector Burke requests all hotels
and rooming houses to notify him im
mediately if they have seen a couple
with a baby since Tuesday night”
EflIENDS ENTER GARNER
: IN NEBRASKA PRIMARY
Filed With Secretary of
j State Bears More Than Re
quired Signatures.
W
if the Associated Press.
LINCOLN, Nebr., March 3 —Nebras
pans favoring nomination of John N
Gamer, Texas Democrat for President,'
Were practically assured yesterday of
opportunity to cast a preferential vote
for him at the State's primary election
April 12.
Petitions advocating his candidacy
Mid bearing 2,285 signatures taken in
the five congressional districts were filed
tote yesterday with the Secretary of
State. The law requires only 100 names
from each district.
Unless the Speaker of the House de
clines this courtesy filing, it was ex
plained at the office of the Secretary of
State, his name will appear on the
Democratic ballot.
BARNESVILLE LEAGUE
ASKS POWER RATE CUT
■oeclil Dispatch to The Star.
BARNESVILLE, Md., March 3.—
Lower electricity rates for the Bames
ville area were under consideration by
the Community League here. The vice
president. Mrs. John O. Pyles, presided.
A committee was named to circulate
petitions in behalf of reduced charges
and report at a general meeting next
Wednesday evening. Composing the
committee are Forrest Gott, Reginald
Darby, Mrs. Lawrence Price, Leonard
Hays and J. R. Lillard.
1 It was decided to hold a card party
and Mrs. Reginald Darby was made
chairman.
Following the business session, chil
dren of the Bamesville School rendered
a program. William F. Prettyman of
Rockville, president of the Montgomery
County Bar Association, spoke on
Caorge Washington.
VETERAN BILL OFFERED
Representative Milligan Proposes
Local Medical Examiners.
A bill to abolish all regional offices
el the veterans’ administration and to
designate local medical examiners for
veterans was Introduced today by Rep
resentative Milligan of Missouri as a
Democratic economy measure.
Churches of All
Faith Join Prayer
For Stolen Baby
By the Associated Press,
r NEW YORK, March 3 —Cath
olic, Protestant and Jew united
yesterday In prayer to a common
God for safe return of the kid
naped baby of Col. and Mrs.
Charles A. Lindbergh.
The prayers were uttered by
the Rev. Joseph Patton Mc
Comas, vicar of St. Paul's
Chapel. Trinity Church; Mgr
William E. Cashin, rector of St.
Andrew's Church and Rabbi
Samuel J. Levinson of Temple
Beth Emeth, and were broadcast
over the municipal radio station,
WNYC. *
Latest Photographs in Kidnaping of Lindbergh Baby
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KIDNAPERS SOUGHT
ON MEXICAN BORDER
Callei Orders Close Watch on Pos
sibility Criminals May Try
to Enter Country.
By the Associated Press,
MEXICO CITY. March 3.- The en
tire Mexican border was on the look
out last night for the kidnapers of
Charles August Lindbergh, Jr.
Gen. Plutarco Elias Calles, minister
of war, who was a close friend of the
late Dwight Morrow, the infant’s
grandfather, ordered all northern mili
tary commands to be on watch along
the frontier and at airplane landing
fields. Similar orders went out to im
migration and customs guards.
The kidnaping of the infant son of
Col. Charles A. Lindbergh and Anne
Morrow Lindbergh, whose father was
Ambassador to Mexico at the time of
the flyer’s courtship, caused a great
sensation here.
A stream of cablegrams was sent to
the Lindberghs from friends here.
President Ortiz Rubio, Foreign Secre
tary Manuel C. Tellez and J. Reuben
Clark, who succeeded Mr. Morrow as
Ambassador, asked to be kept closely
informed of any developments in the
search for the kidnapers.
---•-—
SUNDAY CLOSING FOUGHT
__
Senate Group Believed Opposed to
Barber Shop Plan.
Although the poll being taken of the
Senate District Committee on the bill
to require Sunday closing of barber
shops in Washington has not been com
pleted. Indications today were that the
measure may not receive a favorable
report Chairman Capper, who was in
structed to poll the committee, expects
to report the result at a meeting to
morrow afternoon. It Is understood
considerable opposition has developed
in the committee
Senator Copeland of New York Intro
duced the bill as a health measure for
barbers. It has been objected to by
Seventh Day Adventists and by or
Snizations that object to Sunday
jlslatlon.
DRIVER FAINTS AT WHEEL
Three Car* Damaged and Colored
Man Goes to Hospital.
Three parked cars were slightly dam
aged near Sixth and H streets today
when Philip Cook, colored. 40, collapsed
at the wheel, and his light delivery
truck crashed into a line of automobiles.
He was removed to Emergency Hospital
and treated for cuts about the face.
Cook 16 employed by Walter R- Sacks,
dairy products dealer.
KIDNAPERS SCORED
BY BRITISH PRESS
Open Challenge to Civilized Order
and TJ, S. Public Seen in
"Monstrous Crime.”
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, March 3.—The kidnaping
of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, jr.,
aroused the entire British pressto In
dignant editorial comment today.
Under the caption “A Monstrous
Crime” the Daily Telegraph said:
"Few more open challenges to civil
ized government ever have been ven
tured. Every citizen of America, who
is able to do so, feels he has to play
his part in rescuing Charles Augustus
Lindbergh and the whole world will
enter into acute anxiety of his parents
and share in a hope for the child’s
speedy recovery.”
“If this cruel and miserable method
of intimidation with a helpless child
as its victim,” the Manchester Guardi
an said, "is really the work of ‘racke
teers’ and if the outcome of it is not
a genuine and determined effort to end
the whole deplorable business in all
its ramifications, then the rot must be
sunk very deeply into American life.”
—----m ■■ .
LINDY SENT SYMPATHY
OF VIRGINIA ASSEMBLY
Legislators Offer State's Aid and
Get Bill Fixing Death Penalty
for Kidnapers.
By s Staff Correspondent of The Star.
RICHMOND. Va., March 3.—The
Virginia General Assembly yesterday
unanimously adopted a Joint resolution
expressing sympathy for Col. and Mrs.
Charles A Lindbergh upon the kid
naping of their baby and calling upon
citizens and officers alike to give any
aid possible
Shortly after the adoption of the
resolution. Delegate J. G. Williams of
Culpeper offered a bill which would
make kidnaping punishable by death.
The resolution was offered by Dele
gate Charles w Moss of Richmond,
who declared that the Lindbergh baby
i ‘Is an uncrowned prince In the United
States."
G EAT AUNT WORRIED
Miss Alice Morrow in Constant
Touch With News Agency.
ISTANBUL. Turkey, March 3 (IP).—
Miss Alice Morrow, great aunt of
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., kept
in constant contact with the Turkish
News Agency today for latest reports
on the news of the baby's kidnaping j
Miss Morrow lives at the American Col
lege for Women on the Bosphorus,
where she serves as a volunteer boglcst.
j Wed A. Taylor has Just completed M
I years with a railway in BnglandL
Upper left: The last photograph made of Charles A. Lindbergh, 3d, before he was abducted from his nursery room
in the Lindbergh home. It was taken about two weeks ago and was distributed to the press by Col. Lindbergh himsel
after the kidnaping. Upper right: A view from the air of the home and grounds of the Lindbergh estate near Hopewell,
N. J„ as the search for clues was conducted from there. Arrow points to the window of the nursery room through which
the baby was abducted by means of a ladder. Insets shows both sides of the unsigned postcard which was dropped in
a mail box yesterday at Newark, N. J„ and which started authorities on an intensive hunt there to develop any possible
importance in the card. Lower left: The crudely-constructed ladder by which the baby was reached is seen raised to
the nursery window as State police yesterday attempted to reconstruct the crime in detail. Lower right: A view of
the crowd of newspaper reporters, photographers and others who gathered at the Lindbergh home before police
cleared the estate of all visitors last night as a sudden development in the case.
—Star Staff, A. P. and Wide World Photoa.
HICKSON sums
ILLITERATE CLAN
Psychologist Thinks Kidnaper
May Be Found in Jersey
Cranberry Bogs.
By the Associated Press.
PITTSBURGH, March 3.—A sugges
tion that the kidnaped Lindbergh baby
may be found among the “Pineys” in
the cranberry bogs of New Jersey was
made last night by Dr. William J. Hick
son. former Chicago psychologist.
Dr. Hickson, visiting relatives in Pitts
burgh, recalled an extensive study he
made of the “Pineys.”
“I worked for 18 months for a Vine
land, N. J., Institution for the feeble
minded,” Dr. Hickson said.
"An area about 25 miles square, part
of it near the home from which the
Lindbergh baby was stolen, contains
about 400 or 500 weak-minded descend
ants of a clan which has persisted
from Revolutionary times.
“The Pineys live by cranberry pick
ing, stealing and assorted minor crimi
nalities. They are illiterate and suffer
from mental illnesses.”
These, the psychologist believes, are
the type who would perpetrate the dar
ing kidnaping which has brought into
play the full resources of the law and
has aroused the sympathy of the Nation.
Dr. Hickson says he found the Pineys
unhealthy in mind and body, living
without the law a precarious, makeshift
existence in the pine woods.
COLORED MAN FINED
$200 ON RUM CHARGE
Was Arrested in House at Hyatts
ville Containing 500
GEallon Still.
By a Staff Correspondent of The Star.
HYATTSVILLE, Md, March 3 —
Frank Harper, colored, who was ar
rested in a house on Wells avenue
north, said by police to contain a 500
gallon still, the largest ever found in
a house here, drew a fine of $200 on
charges of possession of liquor when
convicted by Judge J. Chew Sheriff in
Police Court yesterday.
Emma Rhine, elderly Riggs road resi
dent, who was arrested several weeks
ago by County Policeman William E.
Clifton, forfeited $50 collateral.
Caroline Barton, colored, of North
Brentwood, was fined $50 for possession,
but appealed. She was arrested by
County Policeman Claude Reese. A
similar fine was imposed on Ell* Brooks,
colored/of Melrose, convicted of main
taining a disorderly house on complaint
of Policeman Clifton.
Twenty-two persons arrested in a
raid in Melrose Bottom, led by Chief
of Police Albert Anderson of Hyatts
viUe, forfeited $4.50 coUateral each on
charges of disorderly conduct.
Wilbut Nash of Beltsville, accused of
assault and battery by Mrs. Marie
Elliott, was acquitted when the prose
cuting witness said she would accept
an apology, and Mr. Nash said he was
sorry they had a disagreement.
WILL PLAN BANQUET
Special Dispatch to The Star.
CLARENDON, Va., March 3.—The
Banquet Committee of the Arlington
County Civic Federation will hold its
first meeting in the rooms of the Cham
ber of Commerce, Kelleyj Building, to
night, to complete plans wx the annual
banquet.
Baby Liked Rough
Play, Lindbergh’s
Butler Reveals
Declares He Wishes He
Could Get His Hands
on Kidnapers.
By the Associated Press.
HOPEWELL. N. J., March 3.—Ollie
Wakeley, butler-chauffeur for the Lind
berghs, expertly balanced an armload
of sandwiches and coffee for the State
troopers yesterday and declared with a
Scotch burr that he’d "like to get his
hands on the one who stole the baby.”
His young face was lined with worry,
and he seemed to welcome an oppor
tunity to talk with somebody about the
case.
“My wife was so crazy about that
baby,” he said, “that she’s been In a
terrible state ever since this happened.
“Sometimes I used to be afraid the
colonel would object to the way she
fussed around the little boy. The col
onel always insisted that the boy should
not be idolized. He used to tell me to
forget that the little fellow was Col.
Lindbergh's son—Just to treat him like
any other baby.
“The baby was very Intelligent. He
liked his father to play with him, too.
And the colonel used to rough-house
him and push him over on the floor.”
Then Wakeley seemed to realize that
he was talking to a reporter.
“I can't say any more. My job Is
valuable,” he declared, and hurried
away.
10 LOCAL POLICE
Motorist Certain Kidnaped
Child Was in Sedan
Passing Red Light.
Public anxiety for the safety of the
kidnaped Lindbergh child resulted In at
least a dozen telephone calls to head
quarters last night from citizens whose
suspicions had been excited by various
automobiles.
One man, who did not disclose his
identity was certain the Lindbergh In
fant was In an automobile which ran
through a red light on Rhode Island
avenue last night, apparently coming
Into the city from Baltimore.
The man reported the machine, a
large sedan, was bearing New York
tags and occupied by a man. woman
and child. The woman, according to
the citizen, apparently was trying to
shield the child from scrutiny when
the machine passed his automobile.
The Informer, however, was unable
to supply the license number of the
machine, although he described it in
detail. Other calls came from persons
who saw automobiles which, they
thought, should be traced In the Na
tion-wide search for the missing child.
Police on their part were scanning
all cars arriving in the city following
a teletype and radio message yester
day which said: “Look out for and
arrest occupant of an automobile bear
ing Pennsylvania tags 4476-B. Hold
car and all occupants. Flash Detec
tive Bureau. They are wanted for the
abduction of Col. Lindbergh’s child.”
While aU reports of suspicious auto
mobiles were investigated, police found
nothing to indicate that the i kidnapers
might have come this way.
Swimming tigers have been caught in
fishermen’s nets off Singapore, Straits
Grave Tactical Error Likely
to Result in Capture,
Criminologist Says.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
NEW YORK, March 3 (N.A.N.A.).—
The superintendent of a detective
agency which has been internationally
famous for many years, Dut who re
fused to permit the use of his name
or that of the agency, pointed today to
errors which may result in the capture
of the kidnapers of the Lindbergh baby.
"Every criminal catches himself,”
said this authority on crane detection,
"and the kidnapers of the Lindbergh
child will not be an exception. They
thought they were committing a ‘per
fect crime.’ They took every precaution
to leave no trace, and when they
realised footprints were inevitable they
removed their shoes. But with ail these
precautions they committed one grave
tactical error which is very likely to
cost them their freedom. They carried
the ladder to the house.
"There is a vast dlflerence between
an amateur ladder-carrier, so to speak,
and a professional and tne footprints
left on the Lindbergh lawn will tell the
story. If the kidnaper is a laborer ac
customed to working with ladders, a
painter, a carpenter or something like
that his footprints will be In a straight
line. If he is unused to putting up
ladders the footprints will show distinct
signs of wavering.
Needed Confederate.
"This may seem at first glance a
very slim clue, but you can’t imagine
how important such information is
when a suspect is picked up.
"Another thing which leads me to
believe this is a far from perfect crime
is that the kidnapers inevitably must
have had a link either with some one
in the house or some one closely con
nected with the house.
"When a burglar wishes to steal a
woman's jewels he knows that all he
has to do is wait outside the house
between 6 and 8 In the evening, when
she is likely to go to her room to dress
for dinner. After he locates her room
the rest is easy. He knows every woman
hides her jewels in the top drawer of
her dresser. No confederate is neces
sary to pull off such a job.
Nurse Complicates Situation.
“But in kidnaping a baby an en
tirely different procedure is necessary.
The child is frequently put to sleep
early, perhaps even before electric
lights are necessary, so the kidnaper
must learn in some other way the loca
tion of the room. Even more important,
he must know the layout of the rest of
the house and the habits of the occu
pants to determine the time when suc
cess would be most likely. In the case
of a child such as the Lindbergh heir
the situation is further complicated by
a nurse, who is In almost constant at
tendance. A confederate familiar with
the houshold routine thus becomes an
absolute necessity.
"With these two red herring-proof
clues, the chase Is off to a good start,
but the police are facing a tremendous
task. They will be hounded and har
ried at every turn by a hundred thou
sand cranks who remember what they
never knew and see what they never
s^w. The first week may be devoted to
nothing but chasing these wild goose
stories.”
(Copyright. 1»W. by the North American
Newspaper Alliance. Inc.)
Maserati, Italian Racer, Dies.
BOLOGNA, Italy. March 3 <A>).—
Alfleri Maserati, noted builder and
driver of racing automobiles, died today
after an operation Maserati won the
■Monsa International In 1931 and had
raced aft Indian apohs several times.
LINDBERGHS WAIT
IN.VAIN FOR CHILD
Area Near Home Cleared
m Hope of Aiding in
Baby’s Rescue.
(Continued Prom Writ Page.)
enoe with police authorities Jersey City
police were ordered to search all bqard
lng houses and hotels. Instructions
were to look for "a man, a woman and
a baby.”
The post box In Newark in which the
postcard to Col. Lindbergh was mailed
yesterday was kept under police eye
throughout the night. Police had a de
scription of the man believed to have
posted the card. Newspapers, announce
ments from the stage and the radio
i were enlisted In Newark to spread the
man's description. He was described
as about 40 years old, short of stature,
weight about 150 pounds and with dark
hair. He wore dark clothing and a
derby.
It was an uncertain clue at best, but
nothing was being left unturned.
Search already has been started* for
every one of the fifty or more men en
gaged In the construction of the Lind
bergh home. This action Is predicated
on the police belief that the kidnapers
apparently were thoroughly informed as
to the location of the nursery, for they
came bringing a three-piece ladder
Just long enough to reach the second
story window opening into the child's
room.
Col. Lindbergh and his wife, the for
mer Anne Mdrrow, mad? it clear that
their Interest was solely with their
stolen child and was not concerned with
the capture and punishment of the
kidnapers. The never talkative flyer
maintained his silence throughout last
night, leaving al lannouncements of
the progress of the hunt to State police
and the Oovemor's office at Trenton.
It was quite clear, in statements made
by those In close touch with him, that
Col. Lindbergh Is ready and eager to
negotiate for the baby's return and to
meet the kidnapers’ ransom demands.
Police continue to guard the contents
of the note presumed to have been left
on the nursery window sill by the ab
ductors. Even the figure $50,000, gen
erally understood to be the amount spec
ified as ransom, Is without confirma
tion from the Lindbergh’s. Whether
the money has been obtained and is be
ing kept at the estate now, or whether
arrangements have been made Is equally
uncertain. »
Reporters Asked to Leave.
Col. Lindbergh asked newspaper men
last night to leave the estate. He ex
plained that the establishment of press
headquarters in the garage and the
constant movement of scores of news
mon and photographers throughout the
vicinity of the farm made it difficult
to deal with the kidnapers. The Lind
bergh telephone line was so clogged
with calls that it would have been diffi
cult for the abductors to communicate
with him, even had they sought to
do so.
The appearance of the flyer last
night at the entrance to the roadway
'eading to the estate and his statement
!o troopers there that he was confident
he child would soon Be returned was
taken by many as indicative of the
possibility he had been m communica
tion with the kidnapers and perhaps
had effected arrangements for the
child’s early return.
One trooper said:
"We want you newspaper men and
everybody else to be out of the way
because we expect somebody to call
who might be frightened away at the
sight of so many persons.”
This, however, was just one of the
scores of rumors than flew through the
Sourland Hill country.
There was indication that if the
Lindberghs expected the baby to be
returned to them it would not be dur
ing daylight hours; for State troopers
Indicated with the changing of shifts
at 8 o’clock this morning that the re
strictions against newsmen would prob
ably be lifted during the day. This
was taken to mean that there was no
thought that the kidnapers would at
tempt to make the return, if one is
immediately contemplated, at least
until after dark.
Tells of Trained Nurse.
In Philadelphia last night a
telephoned the city dear of a news
paper and said: "You may say that a
trained nurse is taking care of the
Lindbergh baby. Thar* all.” The
speaker then hung up and efforts to
trace the call failed.
Whether this call, and perhaps the
postcard posted in Newark were gen
uine, or the work of cranks, authorities
could not say. The reference to the
care of the child followed publication
In Wednesday afternoon newspapers of
stories that Mrs. Lindbergh was worried
that her child might suffer from lack of
proper attention and diet. The child
has been under treatment for a severe
cold for several days.
Dr. E. M. Hawks of Polyclinic Hos
pital, New York, expressed the opinion
that a child of 20 months would not
su?il mcre>y because his kidnapers
might not know the science of infant
feeding. "A child of that age,” Dr.
Hawks said, "Is much hardier than an
infant and, if healthy, could go for an
^definite time without serious harm.”
Communications by the hundreds
have reached the Lindbergh home,
carrying expressions of sympathy and
111 ™any cases suggestions.
One telegram was from Pat Crowe,
who figured in the famous Cudahv kid
naping several years ago and who now
is devoted to a work of fighting .rime.
I would be willing to serve as a go
between, take the money to the kid
napers and return the child to you. I
advise you not to offer any reward for
the recovery of the boy and apprehen
sion of the criminals, but I do advise
payment of the ransom if that is within
your power.”
Believe Baby Is Nearby.
A feeling that the baby may be se
creted in the broken country some
where near the Lindbergh home still
persists among many of the searchers.
Airplanes sooming overhead and
hunts among the gullies, eaves and
thickets of the neighborhood still go
on, although the search has already
been extensive.
There are many hiding places like
the “rock house," a cleavage large
enough to conceal a man, in which
John Hart, a Revolutionary hero, is
said to have hidden from redcoats.
The entire mountain area was photo
graphed from the air with "Hying
speed" by a special aerial photograph
ing fleet of four planes. The result
may have some value if the kidnapers
took the child Into the mountainous
country.
Tne fleet, flown by pilots who recent
ly photographed the Miss Isa tsslppl for
the Federal flood relief program, de
livered strip maps which were being
“built” Into a special Mosaic map last
night at the Curtiss-Wrlght aerial pho
tography studios In New York.
Last night M»j. Thomas Lanphier,
former commander of the Army 1st
Pursuit Group and close friend of Col.
Lindbergh, landed at Roosevelt Field, N.
Y., after a four-hour flight over New
Jersey. He refused to discuss the re
sult of his search, but' It waa learned
he had let off two State troopers In
Princeton.
These troopers discovered two shacks
In the mountains, previously unknown
to police. The troopers, It was under
stood, were to conduct a foot party to
Investigate the cabins.
NEW YORK POLICE AID.
Lindbergh’s Former Guard Sent to New
Jersey to Help In Search.
NEW YORK, March 3 fr*).—Sergt.
Jasaea Finn, who guarded OoL Pharma
LIFE .TERM FACES
BABY KIDNAPERS
Eiglrt Other States FVovfde
Death Penalty for Such
Crimes.
By the Associated Praia.
The kidnapers of Obi. and Mrs.
Charles A. Lindbergh's baby face a
maximum penalty of life Imprisonment
If captured and convicted. But eight
States have provided a death penalty
for crimes such as theirs.
They are Alabama, Delaware, Illinois.
Kentucky. Missouri, Nebraska, Texas
and Virginia.
Montana provides a minimum penalty
of one year, with no maximum specified,
and the sentence provided in other
States ranges upward to life.
Here are the maximum penalties pro
vided by each of the 48 States:
Alabama, death; Arizona, life im
prisonment; Arkansas, 21 years; Cali
fornia, 20; Colorado, 7 for each person
kidnaped; Connecticut, 30; Delaware,
death; Florida, life; Georgia, 7; Idaho,
25; Illinois, death; Indiana, life; Iowa,
life; Kansas, 10; Kentucky, death;
Louisiana, 20; Maine, 20; Maryland. 21;
Massachusetts. 10; Michigan, life;
Minnesota, 40; Mississippi, 10; Missouri,
death; Montana, no maximum; Ne
braska, life, if Injury done, death;
Nevada, life; New Hampshire, 30;
New Jersey, life; New Mexico. 99;
New York, 50; North Carolina, 20;
North Dakota, 20; Ohio, life; Oklahoma,
10; Oregon. 25; Pennsylvania, life;
Rhode Island, 10; South Carolina, life;
South Dakota, 15; Tennessee, 20; Texas,
death; Utah, 10; Vermont, 25; Virginia,
death; Washington, 10; West Virginia,
10; Wisconsin, life, and Wyoming, 14.
MRS. HOOVER SEEKS
NEWS OF KIDNAPING
First Lady, Fearing for Lindbergh
Baby, Sends for Latest Reports
While on Florida Cruise.
By the Associated Press.
GREEN COVE SPRINGS. Fla., March
3.—Great anxiety was felt by Mrs. Her
bert Hoover today over the fate of the
kidnaped Lindbergh baby, and she sent
a secret service agent ashore from the
motor ship Sequoia to receive latest
news of the search.
He telephoned to Jacksonville and
Associated Press dispatches, saying no
definite trace of the child had been
found, were read to him. This news,
in turn, was relayed to Mrs. Hoover.
Plans for the continuation of Mrs.
Hoover’s Southern cruise aboard the
Sequoia were not announced. After
leaving Jacksonville yesterday it was
reported the motor ship would proceed
to the mouth of the St. Johns River for
a voyage down the Florida east coast
via 8t. Augustine and Daytona Beach.
Instead, the boat headed in the oppo
site direction up the river snd anchored
here last night. It was reported the
party might proceed to Palatka before
returning to Jacksonville to resume the
cruise down the east coast.
WAR ON KIDNAPERS
PROPOSED IN HOUSE
Cooper of Ohio Demands Prompt
and Drastic Congres
sional Action*
By th« Associated Press.
War against organised kidnapers was
urged before the House today by Rep
resentative Cooper, Republican, Ohio.
Cooper recalled that within 10 hours
of the kidnaping of the Lindbergh baby
a similar crime was perpetrated in his
State.
“I urge Congress to take prompt and
drastic action.” Cooper said, "to pro
vide the extreme penalty for crimes of
this character. These recent kidnapings
emphasize the need for legislation mak
ing punishable by death such offenses.
“It has gone to the state.” he added,
“where they cannot even hold a funeral
in Chicago unless Mr. Capone and his
gang approve.”
Representative Sabath, Democrat,
Illinois, rose to the defense of Chicago.
“I deplore kidnaping as much as any
one,” Sabath said, “but I also deplore
the statement about the City of Chi
cago.
“I am sick and tired of hearing Chi
cago berated by certain gentlemen
when they have nothing else to talk
about.”
Action on the Cochran bill to make
Interstate kidnaping a Federal crime
was deferred today by the House Judi
ciary Committee.
The measure again will come up for
discussion Tuesday. Some committee
members felt congressional action
should await solution of the Lindbergh
kidnaping case.
A. Lindbergh during the boisterous days
after his Atlantic flight, was sent to
the Lindbergh estate today to represent
Police Commissioner Edward P. Mul
rooney during the search for the kid
naped Lindbergh baby.
The decision to send Sergt. Finn, It
was learned, was reached at a lengthy
conference last night oetween Mul
rooney, Chief of Detectives John J.
Sullivan and Harry Bruno, who waa
Col. Lindbergh's personal representa
tive at the time of the ocean flight.
Sergt. Finn will not take active part
in the search around Hopewell, N. J.,
as that is being handled by the Jersey
authorities, but will act as liaison man
between Col. Lindbergh and Commis
sioner Mulrooney in connection with all
New York angles of the case.
At the conference in Bruno’s apart
ment a telephone call was put through
on Col. Lindbergh’s private number and
he approved the Finn assignment.
It developed at this conference that
Bruno had received many telephone
calls from persons believing they had
clues which might solve the mystery
of the Lindbergh child's whereabouts.
Because of this Mulrooney and Sul
livan kept in close touch with him
today, believing the kidnaper, fearful
of detection if he tried to telephone
Col. Lindbergh direct, might call Bruno
to relay through him the terms mi
which the baby would be returned. Ar
rangements were made for Instant com
munication between the Bruno office or
home and the Lindbergh estate In case
such action should be taken by the
kidnaper.
Visit Headquarter*.
A woman from the Lindbergh house
hold, accompanied by a man, visited
police headquarters today and looked
over the rogues’ gallery pictures In the
Bureau of Criminal Identification.
Police declined to discuss the Identity
of the two persons and were reluctant
to discuss the matter, but it was learned
from a high police official that the
woman waa a member of the Lindbergh
household.
The two first visited Commissioner
Mulrooney and then wfte taken over a
circuitous route through a series of of
fices to a rear stairway to the Bureau
of Criminal Identification.
Three New Jersey police officials also
visited Commissioner Mulroonev and
remained In conference with him for
about 15 minutes. The officers ap
peared surprised when reporters Identi
fied them as New Jersey police otakals
and refugad to mato apg atf.rmeaC’

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