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H I BODY IS FOUND NEAR NEW JERSEY HOME OF FAMOUS AVIATOR By thf Associated Press. TRENTON. Mav 12.—Gov. A. Harry Moore late today said lie had been informed by Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf of the State police that the kidnaped Lindbergh baby was found dead near the famous flyer’s estate at Hopewell, N. J. Schwarzkopf informed the Governor that latter said that the body was found by neighbors near the Lindbergh home. Today’s developments answered a question that had puzzled the Nation since Tuesday night. March 1—“Is the Lindbergh baby alive or dead?’’ Gov. Moore said lie had no further details regarding the mat ter. Shortlv before the Governor's announcement was made Col. Schwartzkopf had summoned all reporters to the Lindbergh home. A formal announcement was to be made there. A brisk wind whistled through the clear night outside the Sourland Mountain estate of the famous flyer as Mrs. Lindbergh, assisted bv Rettv Gow. the nursemaid, put her 20-month-old son to bed at 7:30 o’clock. Mrs. Lindbergh last saw the baby in his crib with Miss Gow bending over him. I hen she went downstairs. Half an hour la'cr the* nursemaid stopped on her way to the kitchen to sav the child had gone to sleep. At 10:30 Miss Gow ran into her mistress’ room and asked it Col. Lindbergh had taken the baby. When the mother was un able to answer, the nursemaid, followed by Mrs. Lindbergh, ran down to ask the father himself. After a brief search of the estate, Col. Lindbergh called police —a call that set into motion the greatest manhunt the Nation had ever witnessed, a hunt that was followed closely for weeks by kings and presidents, and millions of citizens around the world. The day-to-day “diary" of developments in the Lindbergh baby kidnaping case is a melodramatic “true detective" story re plete with a riot of fluctuating and conflicting emotions, keyed to high points of the unfolding drama. It is a story of initial anguish, of hope, of false leads, of double crossing. of despair, of renewed hope and of prayer. The developing steps in the mystery that shocked the world, as reported by the Associated Tress, follow: Discovery of the Kidnaping. March 1—At 10 pm. nurse Betty j Gow discovettr Charles Augustus Lind bergh, jr„ missing from his crib in the second-floor nursery of the Lindbergh home at Hopewell, N. J. A three-sec- ; tion ladder lies outside. A warped wooden shutter to a window of the baby’s room was unlocked and the baby had been carried away through the window, police said. Dirt tracks were j found on the windowsill and on the floor. A small box lay beneath the window. Footprints appeared in the ground outside. March 2—Sympathy and interest of the Nation mobilize widespread search. Mrs. Lindbergh discloses baby had a cold and makes public diet which had been fed him, with plea to kidnapers to follow it. A friend of Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh tells reporters ransom note was found pinned to win dowsill. Generally reported to demand (50.000 for baby's return. Parents ready to pay demanded ransom. Flood of crank letters, tips and theories be gins. Hundreds Are Questioned. March 3—Gov. A. Harry Moore of New Jersey announces no negotiations opened with kidnapers and no progress ; made in solving case. Hundreds of per sons, including servants, taken to im provised police station within Lindbergh estate. All are released. Lindberghs authorize radio appeal for son's relum. March 4—Col. Lindbergh and his wife sign dramatic statement offering to treat directly and confidentially with abductors. Henry Johnson, sailor friend of Miss Gow. detained by poire in West Hartford, Conn., wno announce milk bottle found in his car and a letter and card addressed to Lind berghs discovered in the Hartford mails almost simultaneously. March 5—Belief 20-month-old baby will soon be returned announced by Gov. Moore as consensus of conference of Eastern law enforcement chiefs, which included a representative of President Hoover; Jersey State police say Johnson not wanted in case, but Hartford authorities take him secretly to Newark for questioning. March 6—Sunday passes apparently without w'ord of kidnapers or baby, and late at night Col. and Mrs. Lindbergh announce publicly they have authorized •Salvy” Spitale and Irving Bitz, New York underworld characters, to nego tiate for them with kidnapers. Churches throughout nations prayed for baby's recovery. Hopewell and vicinity visited by driving rain and snow. Two Notes Received. March 7—Associated Press learned au thoritatively that Lindberghs received two notes from kidnapers cn Sunday. Notes written in same handwTiting and on same paper as original. Gov. Moore announced willingness to withdraw armed force from Lindbergh estate. Number of State troopers reduced and Go1. Moore assures kidnapers all mail will be opened by Lindbergh family end only those they wish police to have given to authorities. March 8—Police give note of en couragement. "Progress" was being made, they said, A close friend and adviser of Col. Lindbergh leaves estate hurriedly for unannounced destination. Troopers take extraordinary precau tions to prevent his being followed. March 9—Gov. Moore expresses be lief baby will be returned “alive and safe." Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, head of State police, says Mrs. Lind bergh's health is such “we cannot in terfere" in secret negotiations being Pressed under direction of Col. Lind ergh. Johnson continues to be de tained at Newark. March 10.—Rumors circulate that baby found five miles from Hopewell, but police at Lindbergh home deny. Police say they know nothing of pos sible connection with case of special car on Broadway Limited from Chi cago March 10.—Johnson arrested on charge of violating Immigration laws. State police announce that if he were freed of connection with kidnaping he would be turned over to Federal au thorities for deportation Kidnapers reported to have increased ransom de mand materially. “Scarface Al” Ca pone offers to aid hunt for baby If re leased from Jail In bail he agreed to furnish himself. Ships arriving In Eu rope searched. * March 11—Morris Rosner, mystery figure" reputedly with underworld con nections, as personal representative of Col. Lindbergh, views possible kidnap ing suspect in Tombs at New York. Suspect taken secretly to Hopewell. Dis closed that Mrs. Lindbergh was on same floor as baby's nursery when kid naping was discovered. Lindbergh was on first floor and belief he might have taken boy from crib delayed sounding of alarm. State police discontinue j "question and answer" method of In forming reporters of progress of case | Issue bulletins three times daily. March 14—New Jersey State police announce that new clue points to "sus picious gang" from Denver. March 15—Police seek foreign-born j couple who worked for Franklin Park, j N. J., woman who said she believed j wood in kidnapers’ ladder and chisel found on scene came from her home.! William Gleason taken into custody on strength of story told by Tombs pris- ] oner of a “jail-born" plot for Lindbergh kidnaping. March 16—Franklin Park woman ac cused police of failure to follow her clue: says she was not shown ladder or chisel; reveals that one of her serv ants used family car night of kidnaping, returning mud spattered, with speed- I ometer registering 60-mile trip. March 17—Conference of unusual se- j crecy held at Lindbergh home. Bur- | glary suspect in Pocatello, Idaho, con- | fesses he drove kidnapers’ auto. Police j doubt story. March 18—Henry "Red" Johnson Is taken to Lindbergh home to be inter- i viewed by flyer. Visit Without Significance. March 19—Henry • Red” Johnson j taken over Lindbergh grounds by police. George Malden arrested at South Plain field. N J., as a suspect, following an other attempted kidnaping. Paul and Kate Engstenberg. servants, who left their place ot employment In Franklin Park the day after the kidnaping, make complete statements and are allowed to return to work. March 20—Police declare Johnson s visit to Lindbergh estate without sig nificance and denv Malden had any part in Lindbergh kidnaping. Mcrch 21—Message found on carrier pigeon, forced down by storm in Con necticut. stating baby is sofe, but held on ship outside United States jurisdic tion. Leads Investigated at Hopewell prove false. March 22—Police raid Bronx apart ment in search for Harry Fleischer, member of "Purple Gang" of Detroit. Fleischer not fund, but Walter Cohn and two women questioned without re sult. New clue to identification of kid n'p ladder found. March 23—Fleischer still sought by the New York police. H. Wallace Cald well, former president of Board of Edu cation in Chicago, calls at Lindbergh home. Police say his information is of no value. March 24—Norfolk. Va., newspapers report babv on yacht In Chesapeake Bay. Police continue search for Fleischer and Able Wagner, "known kidnapers." New Jersey State police reported without funds as result of heavy expenditures In search. March 25—Dean Dobson-Peacock. Rear Admiral Guy H. Burrage and John Hughes Curtis, Norfolk Intermediaries, say negotiations under way indicate re turn of baby in a few days. Hopewell police say the Norfolk clue Is "of no special significance.” March 26—Norfolk intermediaries hopeful of immediate return of child Harry Fleischer sought in Washington Two Chesapeake Bay boats searched at Baltimore. Photos Identified. March 27—Rum runner at Hopewell Identifies photos of Fleischer and Wag ner as two men he saw on a boat with baby on March 2. New Jersey officers search Eastern Shore of Maryland and stop boats in Chesapeake Bay. March 28—Dean Dohson-Peaeoek leaves Norfolk for Hopewell, N J Col Lindbergh expresses only mild Interest in Norfolk developments Search for Fleischer and Wagner continues. March 29—Dean Peacock returns to Norfolk Intermediarlea there still op timistic, predicting baby's return in 48 lours. March 30—Norfolk men see results BABY LINDBERGH. I In 24 hours. Hopewell police continue to label their Informstioo M of “no special significance.” March 31—Norfolk group maintains silence Clues investigated by New Jer sey police prove empty. April 1—Admiral Burrage at Norfolk claims new development In case, but refuses to amplify statement. New Jer sey State police admit Maj. Charles H. SchoefTel sailed for Europe a week ago, but decline to name boat or destina tion. Philadelphia police set watch on house. Baby thought found in Pots dam. Germany. April 2—Norfo'k trio continues to await developments. Kansas City po lice search for Martin Depew, wanted in another kidnaping, as Lindbergh suspect. Hopewell police report “usual number of elimination" of clues. April 3—Yacht held in readiness for , Norfolk intermediaries. Col. Norman Schwarzkopf of New Jersey State police denies knowledge of move Tents of Sal vatore Epita'e and Irving Bltz, under world go-betweens. April 4—Two Cuttyhunk. Mass., fish ermen report seeing Col. Lindbergh and three other men in search of yacht Sallie. The quartet flew an amphibian plane and refused to make known their identity. Maj. SchoefTel arrives in London. April 5—Air of optimism marked at Lindbergh home on Sotmland Mountain as Lindbergh admits having made two mysterious flights In three days, April 6—John H. Curtis announces at Norfolk that he has contacted, kid napers. and that Lindbergh baby is well. Col. Schwarzkopf denies repeated rumors that baby has been returned. April 7—Lindbergh asks Norfolk trio to continue search. New Jersey State police abandon hope that Henry "Red" Johnson csn aid them, and .announce he will be turned over to immigration authorities. April 8—Norfolk intermediaries await new summons to parley. Johnson turned over to immigration authorities on charge of Illegal entry Into United States. Classified advertisement in New York paper, signed "Jafsie,” asking "better directions” and "Have you crossed me?” believed to have connec tion with kidnaping. April 9—Mai. Schoeffel leave# Lon don for undisclosed destination on Con tinent Police scout suggestion that brush fire on Lindbergh property has any connection with ki.cnaping. Nor folk negotiators mark time. April 10—Col. Lindbergh .'Authorises statement by poUce that he paid $53,000 ransom April 2, but that baby has not been returned. Banks notified to be on lookout for series numbers on $5, $10 and $20 bills, constituting ransom pay ment. April 11—Lindbergh discloses that ransom note had been left In room at time of baby's kidnaping, and that he is convinced ransom money was paid to right parties. Author of the "Jafsie" ads identified as Dr. John F. Condon, educator and welfare worker. John H Curtis again leaves Norfolk for Hope well. April 12—Hunterdon County grand Jury opens probe of kidnaping. New Jersey police seek woman in green au tomobile after a $20 bill, identified as part of ransom money, is passed in a Greenwich, Conn., bakery. Lindbergh falls to establish contact with kidnap ers. April 13—Another $20 bill passed In New York Police in Stockholm, Swe den, asked to search for baby. Dr Condon reports renewed contact with kidnapers. D. D. Dickerson, New York, arrested in St. Thomas, Ontario, as suspect. Search for Fleischer still on. April 14—Secret Service men fail to trace $20 bill passed in New York. Maj. Schoeffel arrives In Vienna. D. D. Dickerson cleared of connection with case. April 15—Norfolk men Indicate they have fresh information. Negotiators at Hopewell devising swindleproof scheme to regain baby. Lindbergh pleads for secrecy in dealings with kid napers . April 16—Burrage and Curtis return to Norfolk alter fresh contact with kidnapers. Search for Fletcher turns to Glasgow, Scotland. April 17—Rigid alienee maintained by -Norfolk Intermediaries. Lindbergh maintains contact with "jafsie.” AMERICAN GIRL GOLFERS PRACTICE FOR TOURNEY Glenna Collett Vare and Helen Hicks Draw Big Galleries in Round on British Course. By (he Associated Press. LONDON, May 12.—The American girl golfert, here to play Joyce Wethsr ed's English team, practiced today over the Sandy Lodge course. Mrs. Olenna Collett Vare and Helen Hicks, former and present American champions, Carried the biggest galleries on their practice rounds. Some of the American women used the bigger Amer ican ball effectively in the stiff wind, impressing the onlookers. The other members of the American team were Virginia Van Wie, Maureen Orcutt, Mrs. Opal S. Hill, Mrs. Leona Cheney, Mrs! Harley Higble and Marion Hollins, captain. • - ■ —: • ■ ■ " - — * PRESIDENT SHAPES IDLE RELIEF PLAN Hoover and Robinson Agree Balancing Budget Must Be Part of Program. By the Associated Press, A compromise Federal relief program took shape today at conferences revolving about the White House anu the Reconstruc tion Finance Corporation and par ticipated in by Republican and Democratic leaders. As the discussions concluded, President Hoover in a statement revealed the aim as being to com bine, simplify and “put into con crete form’’ various relief pro posals. First of all, however, is placed a balancing of the budget Senators Watson and Robinson, Republican and Democratic lead ers, respectively, were visitors at the White House. Others there during the morning were Presi dent Dawes of the Reconstruction Corporation, Eugene Meyer, gov ernor of the Federal Reserve Board, and Secretary of the Treas ury Mills. The President went over the situation separately with Watson at breakfast and later with Robinson. Declining to discuss details, Watson stated later a "tentative agreement" was in prospect. -»-- — CALLED TO WASHINGTON i . * By the Associated Press. PRAGUE. Czechoslovakia. May 12 — Abraham C. Batchesky, American Min ister to Czechoslovakia, was sumironed to Washington today on an official mission. No details were given here and there was no indication what the purpose of hie visit was. He will sail tomorrow on the Mner Bremen from Bremerhaven. a. BANKER 1$ BEATEN Bandits Escape With $1,500 After Tying Up Cashier in East Falls Church. ■ Armed bandits this afternoon robbed the E?St Falls Church Branch of the Falls Church Bank of $1,5 0 after ■ slugging and binding A. H. Barbor, cashier of the branch. Following the hold-up, the three bandits escaped In a new sedan bearing unidentified deal ers’ license plates. According to the Arlington County police, Barbor's life was saved when the automatic pistol in the hands of one of the robbers failed to discharge. The two bandits then struck Barbor over the head with their guns and ran to their waiting car wrhich was manned by a third. Party Is Released. Shortly after the hold-up, police fol lowed a sedan on the Lee Highway to ward Palls Church. Its occupants, in cluding two young men, who bore a slight resemblance to the bandit, and an elderly couple were brought tack to the branch bank. When Mr. Barbor looked at the two younger men, he said: •'They're the guys.” Coming outside the cashier’s cage, however, for a closer scrutiny of the suspects' faces, Mr. Barbor said the youths "aren’t quite as rough-looking around the face as the hold-up men were.” They were detained for a short while and then released. Gives Description of One. The only definite description which Mr. Barbor was able to give was of one of his two assailants. This man was described as being 5 feet 8 or • inches tall, extremely rough faced, with a small black moustache. According to police, after Barbor had been struck down he lay unconscious for a short time. Coming to, he strug gled to a telephone. Into which he mut tered "police." The operator sum moned A. W. McPherson, proprietor of a filling station, who is a special of ficer. McPherson ran to the bank. He said a rope or heavy twine dangled from Barbor’s wrists, and Barbor was dazed. Saw Men Enter Bank. H. H. Anderson, real estate man with offices adjoining the bank, told police he saw the bandits as they entered the bank. “They walked right across my front porch," Andersen declared, "and I said to myself, ‘There go two tough-looking customers. I didn't see them any more though, and I didn’t hear anything in the bank. I didn’t see a car. and, for all I know, they could have just walked down the street toward the boulevard.” EXCHANGE HEAD PRAISED NEW YORK. May 12 MP}.—Richard Whitney, president of the New York Stock Exchange, received praise for hi* 1 activities in behalf of the exchange during the “unprecedented economic catastrophe" in a resolution adopted by the exchange's Governing Committee. Mr. Whitney recently was re-elected for a third term. Radio Programs on Page C-2 I SEEN IN GAS ROW; j Effort to Remove Chief De nied by Out-of-Town Stock Interests. SESSION* .CALLED OFF ON COMMISSION ORDER Rumors of Rift Follow Conference on Control Issue—$110,000 Offer to Quit Reported. Reports that out-of-town interests controlling the Washington Gas Light Co. are planning to oust George A. G. Wood as president, circulated in public utility Circles today as the board of directors called off a special meeting at the direction of the Public Utilities Commission. The meeting was scheduled to have taken place at 12 o’clock noon, but be fore that 'time the commission com municated with Wilton J. Lambert, general counsel for the company, end notified him ef an order previously issued by the commission forbidding a session of the directors. Lambert assured the commission the session would not be held. ' 5110,000 Offer Denied j. me purpose 01 tne meeting was veiled in secrecy, but an official of the company indicated several hours before it was called off that an important an nouncement might be forthcoming. One of the reports was to the effect that Wood had been offered $110,000 by the out-of-towm interests to cancel hts contract and resign. Wood could not be reached for a statement. How ever, Lambert denied emphatically .hat there is any basis for the rumors. Unless Wood accepts the reported , offer and cancels his contract, it was said be cannot be legally removed. In view of the recent order of the com mission forbidding voting of the ma jority stock. This order affects 109.176 ■ of the 130,000 shares of stock outstand l ing, which is controlled by out-of-town j interests. The order was designed to ; wrest control of the company from the [ out-of-town interests. Wood is reported to be the highest ! paid public utility executive in the Dis trict. His salary is $30,000 a year. Stormy Session Bared. Rumors of a rift in the relations be tween Wood and some of the owners grew out of a brief but stormy session of the stockholders Monday, which was adjourned because of the lack of a puorum. GET GOLDEN EAGLETS _ i Girl Scouts to Be Honored at Court Next Saturday. Eight %girls will be awarded golden ! t rgifts at the annual court of awards ; r»l the District Girl Scouts, at 10 a.m., ; Saturday, in the Central High School Auditorium. The golden eaglet is the l highest honor the Girl Scouts of Amer ! ica can confer on a member. The girls to whom the eaglets will ; be presented are Virginia Dyer, Mary ; Mann Kirk. Prances Thompson. Alice ! Crawford. Betty Jeffers, Dorothy Law, , Mary Louise Miller and Ruth Magnus ! son. Mme. Mav. wife of the Belgian j Ambassador, will present the awards. Thirty-three first-class badges and ' five gold stripes, the latter for 10 years' ; service, also will be awarded. ! --. Wall Street Trading at a Glance By the Associated Press. NEW YORK. May 12.—The stock ' market turned emphatically reactionary today, particularly in the rails, but steadied somewhat during the late afternoon trading. Union Pacific, after dropping 4'2 points, recovered 1 and fractional recoveries from the lowest were numerous. But the late tone was heavy. The turnover was under a mil lion shares. Issues off a point or two Included United States Steel. American Telephone, American Can, Sears, Na tional Biscuit, Standard of New Jersey and others. Bonds. The bond market followed an irreg ularly lower trend, although some high , grade issues generally displayed resist ance to liquidating flurries. Corporate loans were unsettled by heaviness of the rails, a number of the most specula tive mortgages losing from 1 to around 5 points. New York Central 5s of 2013 were down 5 V* points while Northern Pacific 4s. Southern Pacific 4'2s, Southern 4s. Missouri Pacific 5s and 5 V^s, Union Pacific 4s, Erie 5s, Great Northern 4'is. Frisco 4'is and Nickel Plate 4'is and 6s were under pressure. Curb. The Curb Market was heavy at the close, having drifted lower throughout ' most of a dull session. Utilities and I industrials returned general losses, sl l though in few instances did declines amount to a point. Most of the oil leaders were about steady especially Standard of Indiana which resisted pressure. A break in wheat. In sympathy with foreign markets and reflecting bearish Canadian crop news, was a dishearten ing influence. Prices were 1 >/2 to 15* cents lower at the close. Corn lost a4 to 1 ceat. Cotton was barely steady, closing 40 to 30 cents a bale lower. TODAY’S HOME RUNS American League. McManus. Boston, fourth inning. National League, Hasgrave, Boston, eighth. < :. J. Moore. Chicago, ninth. * I --- Bleacher Prices Cut in Half by Association Clubs By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, May 12.—American Association club owners voted to , sell bleacher seats at 25 cent*, in I an effort to stimulate attendance, at a special meeting today. The former price was 50 cents. It also was decided to admit ladies for 25 cents every day ex cept Sundays and holidays. The 25-cent bleacher seats will be restricted to a number decided upon by each club. Boys under 12 years also will be admitted for 25 cents each day except Sundays and holidays. The revisions will be effective June 1. The question of reducing player salaries was discussed, but no ac tion was taken. AKRON CREW CU1 AF1EREOSSOFGAS 24 Men Go Ahead by Plane When Big Ship Starts Last Leg of Trip. By the Associated Pres*. j GAMP KEARNEY, Calif., May 12. | —The dirigible Akron, with a re ; duced supply of precious helium gas. resumed Its Interrupted journey at 11:40 j a m. (P. S. T.) today from Lakehurst. j N. J., to Sunnyvale, Calif., after 24 i members of the crew of 80 had left the , giant airship to make it more buoyant. It was reported to have only 67 per ! cent of the helium gas with which it left the East Coast early last Sunday. This was revealed to be the reason | why part of the crew was ordered from | the ship this morning to continue their j journey to Sunnyvale by naval trans port planes. It also was one of the reasons for the ; delay In the departure set for 10 a.m. i Quite a bit of the gas was valved out yesterday in making the mooring here which resulted in the killing of two of the ground crew and carrying of a third for two hours dangling at the end of a 306-foot trail rope. The loss of helium also * explained why the great sky liner will not under take to cross the mountains in South ern California and fly up the valley. The northern route will be along the ! coastline, close enough, if visibility per ! mits. for people of the coastal towns to i see the ship. I Commenting upon the death of two l bluejackets yesterday and the thrilling two-hour ride on a rope through the air by a third, when the Akron dragged from its landing mast, naval officers said the £an Diego ground crew was inexperienced In handling such a big ship. -. H. S. NEW INVOLVED IN POSTAL INQUIRY Fenner Head of Department Said to Have Sought Withdrawal of Bid Protest. By the Associated Press. Correspondence purporting to reveal that former Postmaster General Harry E. New sought to straighten out the finances of a disappointed postal bidder to get him to withdraw a protest that the award was illegal, was offered to day to a Senate committee. The correspondence from the files of P. W. Chapman & Co. of Chicago rep resented that Chester Hanson, unsuc cessful bidder for the Back Bay postal station, in Boston, had threatened to demand a congressional investigation of the award, but withdrew It when New promised to negotiate to release i him from an embarrassing financial j position. ] Chairman Blaine placed the corre spondence before the Special Commit tee investigating postal leases. Raymond D Brown of Indianapolis, successful bidder for the contract, was on the witness stand and denied any knowledge of the arrangement. The lease calls for an annual rental of $66 - 000 for 10 years. _ DEGREE FOR FIRST LADY j Mrs. Hoover will leave Washington! j tomorrow night for Wooster, Ohio, , where Saturday she will receive an honorary degree at Wooster College. This will make Mrs. Hoover's seventh degree, the others having been con ferred by Swathmore, Elmira, Goucher, Radcliffe. Whittier and Mills Colleges. She will receive ‘ literarum humani orum doctor.” This degree is being j given in recognition of Mrs Hoover's work in social service, and it will be conferred upon her incident to the celebration at Wooster College of the i 125th anniversary of the founding of that institution. Mrs. Hoover is expected to return to Washington Sunday morning. HELD IN KIDNAP THREATS Extortion Attempt Suspect Placed I Under $20,000 Bonds. I NEWTON, Mass.. May 12 MP).—Ettore ! Pellegrini, 42. charged with attempted extortion as a result of letters sent to ! two Newton residents threatening them and their families with kidnaping and torture, was held in $20,000 bonds to day for a hearing May 26. He pleaded not guilty. Letters were received yesterday by Leslie D. Hawkridge, 41. and Frederick C. Kennard. 68. demanding $4,000 and $5,000, respectively, "by order of Mr. Capone and company,’' with the threat that if they failed to follow instructions Vwe will do as they did to Lindberghs' son.” MEANS ARRESTED AND FACES CHARGE OF DRUNKENNESS I Newspaperman Says He Was Attacked In Fourteenth Street Drug Store. SUBMITS TO INTERVIEW IN PRECINCT CELL BLOCK Detective Asserts He Mistook Lee Somers for Former Under cover Man. Gaston B. Means was back in jail this afternoon—this time on charges of drunkenness and disoderly crnduct. Released on *50.000 bond only 34 hours ago, after his indictment on charges of embezzling *104.000 in an alleged Lindbergh ransom fraud, the adventurous detective got into a fight in a downtown store this afternoon and was taken to the first precinct station. There he was also charged with assault ing Lee Somers, a reporter fer the Washington Times. Somers told police Means assau’ted him in Schulte's drug store, in the National Press Building, after he had mistaken him .for a Department of Justice agent. Demanded Credentials. Somers told other newspaper men he had an appointment to meet Means in the Willard Hotel, but when the former Justice Department agent failed to ap pear he left the hotel and walked across Fourteenth street. Then,” Somers continued, “I saw Means near the National Press Build ing. He invited ms inside the drug store to have a drink. When we got inside, he demanded to see my creden i tials Then He said I was a Justice Department man. He struck me in the chest during the argument.” | Means was with his wife at the time I he met Somers. She left him, however, when police took him to the first pre cinct. M. G. Johnson, the manager of the store, called a policeman from the cor ner when the argument grew heated, and the arrest followed. Means was ordered held until he “could sober up," and Capt. W. E. Holmes said he would have to post $65 collateral for his release, $50 on the assault charge, $10 on the drunkenness charge, and $5 on the disorderly charge. Allowed to talk to newspapermen, the heavy-set Means was brought out of the cell block Into the entrance hall, where he was interviewed. Minus tie and belt, which had been taken from him when he was placed in the cell, he stood in front of the cell block door and denied he had struck Somers. MASONIC ORDER DEDICATES TEMPLE Rain Prevents Attendance of Thousands at Alexandria Ceremonies. Freemasonary, in the presence of President Hoover and high officials of the Government, solemnly dedicated to Masonry, virtue, universal benevolence and the memory of its greatest son the imposing $5,000,000 George Washington Memorial Temple at Shooter's Hill, Alexandria, today, Undaunted by a steady downpour, Alexandria bravely conquered its bitter disappointment as scores of delayed special trains failed to reach the city in time for the colorful p.rade of mili tary and Mas'nic forces which preceded the formal dedication ccremcnies. Weather conditions which upset pre vious estimates of a 75.000 attendance necessitated the holding of ritual cere monies within the auditorium, where President and Mrs. Hoover, members of the cabinet, the H:use and Senate and other high dignitaries assembled at 1 o'clock. The President witnessed the major portion of the dedicatory ceremony but left a few minutes after 2 o'clock, shortly before the dedicatory address was delivered. Roaring salutes from 21 guns of the 16th Field Artillery stationed back of the memorial signified the President's arrival. Answering salutes from 21 guns on the historic U. S. S. Constitu tion and from five Coast Guard vessels echoed from the Potomac. Lieut. Gov. Price of Virginia, in the forced absence of Gov. Pollard, was in the reviewing stand with members of the George Washington Masonic Me morial Association and other high dig nitaries of the order as the five di vislons of the parade, dwindled to some (Continued on Page 3, Column!.) U. S. ENVOY TO PRAGUE WOMAN EXPERT HELD Check Charge Against Miss Faber, Financial Economist. NEW YORK, May 12 OP).—Miss Louise Faber, a financial economist, »ho„ police said was a graduate of a university in Miami and had taken, a course at Cambridge University Eng land. was held In $1,000 bail today for passing a worthies* check drawn en a Dayton. Ohio, bank and for obtaining merchandise at a store under false pre tenses. Miss Faber, the daughter of Charles W. Faber Dayton, gave a check for $110 she was leaving court after ar ranging an acjjdumirtnt on the false pretense charge,when arrested on the check charge. , • I