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MORE UNIT RULE
DISPUTES LIKELY
Rival Headquarters' Lists
Vary on States Which
Use System.
8t thf A*s'>ciated Press.
CHICAGO. June 2D.—The unit rule,
whk:h has already caused several minor
disruptions in the Democratic Conven- ί
tion, holds the possibility oi further
trouble as the meeting progresses into
new roll calls.
The rule, under which a majority of
•the delegates may cast the entire vote
of a State, has many Interpretations.
The convention itself must rule when
a State delegation gets Into a dispute
Itself—as Iowa and the District of Co
lumbia did yesterday.
In some States the primary law pro
vides that the convention votes be cast
as a unit. In others State Conventions
determine the question, by Instruction,
recommendation or inference. In some
cases the delegates themselves decide.
Split Vote in Iowa Allowed.
Rival headquarters' lists vary as to
the States which vote under this rule.
It was generally agreed that Iowa and
the District of Columbia were under
the unit rule, but yesterday Iowa was
permitted to split its vote on per
manent chairman, while the District of
Columbia was held to the rule. Kansas
was to have operated as a body, but
by ar.a.&:mous consent srt aside the rule
temporarily so that those delegates who
wished to vote for a fellow Kansan,
Bhouse. could do so.
The conveni'on manual, compiled by ■
•Representative Cannon of Missouri,
says the convention may, by agreeing
to a motion to suspend the rules, ab
rogate the unit rule by a two-thirds
Vote.
List* I'sing Role Compiled.
Both the National Committee and the
Rooeevelt headquarters compiled lists
using the unit rule. They agreed that
the following States were under such
rule on all matters: Georgia. 28 votes;
Iowa. 26; Kansas, 20; Kentucky, 26;
Louisiana. 20; Maryland 16; Michigan.
38; Mississippi. 20; Nevada. 6; New
Mexico, 6; Oklahoma. 22; Rhode Island,
10; Texas, 46; Virginia, 24; Wyoming.
6; District of Columbia. 6; Puerto Rico,
i: Canal Zone. 6; Philippines, 6.
States which were to vote as a unit
only on president were Colorado. 12;
Connecticut. 16; Deelaware. 6; Maine,
12; Minnesota. 24; Tennessee, 24, and
Hawaii, 6. '
The Roosevelt headquarters also listed
Among the unit rule States Idaho. 8;
South Carolina, 18; Utah, 8, and Ver
mont, 8.
VON PAPEN DEMAND
TO REVISE TREATY
MADE AT LAUSANNE
_ (Continued From First
to demand fiat cancellation yesterday,
withdrawing their former suggestion for
a compromise on a common cash box,
into which Germany would make pay
ments whenever she was financially
Able.
Premier Herriot of France said he
was willing to bargain France s right to
recèive the reparations payments for
economic advantages and in the inter
ests of peace ang security, but that It
was evident the German chancellor,
since his visit to Berlin last Sunday,
was unable to accept anything but out
and-out cancellation.
In the event of an adjournment, it
was said, the conference would not
legally die and the "stop-gap" agree
ment made by tfte powers to suspend
payments from tfte' end of the Hoover
moratorium on June 30 to the end of
the conference would be effective until
the conferees met, again.
Germany long has demanded elimi
nation of the corfidor to the sea ceded
to Poland by the treaty of Versailles.
France has consistently supported the
Polish contention that the corridor
safeguards the peace of Europe.
The Polish-German boundary dif
ferences are rooted In almost 10 cen
turies of Intense hostility.
Before the World War the German
boundaries on the east included all the
Baltic seacoest from around Heligo
land (except for Denmark) to the
Memel border.
Poland and the eastern nations
of post-war days, including' Memel
(League of Nations State), Estonia,
Latvia and Lithuania, all were under
varying Russian domination.
The treaty of Versailles recognized
an Independent Poland, whose heart
w-is Warsaw, and gave to the, Poles a
corridor carved out of l^ssla and
bordering on the Baltic, whose center
was the free City of Danzig.
Germany contends that Europe can
not have a lasting peace so long a<
East Prussia ana Memel are surround
ed by Polish territory. Poland insists
that h:r new boundaries safeguard
peace, and some unofficial elements have
demanded further territory to brace
the corridor, such as acquisition of the
free City of Danzig
PREDICT HERRIOT DIFFICULTIES.
PARIS. June 29 (JP).—Some of to
day's newspapers predicted difBculties
for Premier Herriot when he reports to
the Chamber of Deputies on the situa
tion at Lausanne and Geneva
The cabinet has approved his course
step by step, but it was said that some
of the more radical members of the
Radical Socialist party share with the
Socialists the opinion that Herriot
should accept the Hoover plan to re
duce armaments by one-third and also
should agree to cancellation of repa
rations.
The newspapers said this trend of
opinion was manifested at yesterday s
meeting of the Radical Socialist Par
liamentary party.
GUESTS DROP TO FLOOR,
BUT HOST IS KILLED
Br the Associated Près*
; CHICAGO. June 29 —A shotgun blast
shattered a window in the home of
George Brooks at suburban Calumet
City early today and the visitors fell
flat on the floor.
All but Brooks. Seeming to know
that killers were after him, he dashed
out the door on the opposite side of the
bungalow. In a moment su more shots
rang out and they found his body,
Jelled by six bullets at close range.
Police said they suspected Brooks was
» bootlegger.
Three men in the house at the time
%"ere held for the inquest.
K. OF C. TO INSTALL
P"red J. Bice to Officiate at Cere
mony of Five Councils.
Fred J. Rice, State deputy supreme
knight of the District of Columbia
Knights of Columbus, will officiate at
Installation ceremonies for the newly
elected officers of the flee local councils
at a special meeting at Knights of Co
lumbus Hall tomorrow night. Grand
knights and all other officials of Wash
ington. Carroll. Keane, Potomac and
Spaulding Councils will be installed.
A pert of the meeting will be given
over to discussion of plans for the
Oolden Anniversary National Conven
tion of'the organisa tien, which will be
held H^re in August.
Shading of Words
Chief Difference
In Wet Plank Fight
By > Staff Correspondent of The Star.
CHICAGO, June 29 —The shade
of difference In words engrosses
the Resolution Committee on the
liquor plank.
The ultra drys advocated "we
eubmlt."
The middle grounders ai^ued
for "we propose," on the ground
that it is a constitutional term
and stronger than "submit" with
out saying "we recommrnd."
The wets, led by Senator David
I. Walsh of Massachusetts, con
tended for going the full distance
and saying frankly just what is
meant by using the words "we
favor."
DRY HEAD SES
ROCKEFELLER PLEA
Woodcock Declares Stand for
Repeal Based on False
Premises.
By the Associated Press.
Amos W. W. Woodcock, prohibition
director, dtsagrees with the premises on
which John D. Rockefeller, jr.. criticizes
and advocates repeal of the eighteenth :
amendment.
In a letter that appeared in today's '
Congressional Record, the chief of Fed
eral prohibition forces held it was ob- '
vious that Rockefeller "has based his
conclusions to some extent upon mis
Information."
Woodcock's letter, written to Senator
Sheppard. Democrat, of Texas, co
author of the eighteenth amendment,
said:
Hits Vague Statement.
"Mr. Rockefeller states that drunk
enness generally has Increased. TTiis
Is a very general statement and by no
means definite. It is not stated
whether drinking has increased this
year, last year, or in the past 10 years,
or whether there is more drinking new
than before prohibition."
The prohibition director added that:
Surveys in New York and Detroit
prove "the direct opposite" of statements
that speakeasies have replaced saloons
unit for unit.
It IS OIIUCUIC to analyze a gênerai
statement" that the illegal sale oi
liquor supports "a vast army of law
breakers. "
"J* may be and possibly is true in
-ne limited instances," that other
wise law-abiding citizens openly dis
regard the eighteenth amendment be
cause of pique at what they feel an
infringement of their private rights.
Close Study Ursed.
"It would take a volume to analyze ,
the crime situation in the United |
States" in a study of whether prohlbi- !
tion has brought an increase in law
breaking.
Confinements in Federal prisons
naturally have increased because "there
is a growing tendency on the part of
States to let the Federal Government
do most of the enforcement of the,
prohibition act."
Consumption of liquor in the fiscal j
year ending June 30. 1930. was "mate
rially less than in the last year of un
restricted manufacture and sale of
liquor (1914)."
Statistics on arrests for drunkenness
are misleading because the law now
is more strictly inforced.
FOUR CHILDREN DIE
IN POWDER BLAST
Younjfstere Build Fire in Can of
Explosive Found in
Building.
WHEELOCK. Vt„ June 29 (ΛΊ.—
Leonard Cloukla, 3, died today, the
fourth child of Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Cloukla to die from injuries suffered in
an explosion m the Clouk'.a poultry
house yesterday.
The three others, Carroll, 8: Alta. 6.
and Roy, 4, died within two hours
after the explosion.
Sheriff F. A. Flint said the children
had found a can of blasting powder
in the poultry house. They used it as
a stove and were lighting a fire in it
when the powder became ignited and
wrecked the building. All four of the
children were hurled into a nearby
field, their clothing abler.e
POSSE RIDDLES SLAYER
OF SHERIFF AND WOMAN
Br the Associated Press
OPEL1KA, Ala., June 29 —A crazed
colored man, running amuck with a
shotgun and razor here today, killed hi?
wife and Sheriff W. S. Jonee. wounded
two others and finally was slain by a
posse.
The sheriff went to the home of the
colored man. Charles Miller, to arrest
him for slashing his wife's throat and
shooting Taylor Matthews and his wife
A volley of shots felled the officer *s he
entered the door.
Miller fled, but the posse overtook him
in a cornfield three miles away and
riddled him with 150 bullets.
i
AGENT SLAYERS DIE
IN ELECTRIC CHAIR
Colored Convicts Deny Guilt
Again as Final Hour
Approaches.
John Borum. 28. and John Logan,
26. both colored, were electrocuted in
the District Jail today for the murder
of Prohibition Agent Lamar W. York,
who was shot and killed when he at
tempted to arrest them on liquor charges
in April 1930.
Borum. who recently was converted
to Catholicism, heard high mass in the
rotunda of the jail this morning The
mass, celebrated by Rev. John B. Af
fleck of Catholic University, was at
tended by jail officials and prisoners.
Logan was not present.
Lor·" Goes First.
Logan went to the electric chair first.
He was escorted by Rev. James L. Pinn,
colored, pastor of Good Will Baptist
Church.
Two minutes later the current was
turned on, sending 2,100 vol s through
his body. After two mlnutrs, the elec
tricity was turned oft and Acting Cor
oner A. Magruder MacDonald and Dr.
Walter K. Angevina, jail physician,
pronounced him dead at 10:07 a.m.
Borum followed him to the chair four
minutes later. With Father Affleck
leading him in prayer, Borum, weaken
ed by tuberculosis of his throat glands,
hobbled into the death chamber, sup
portfd by two guards.
The current wai turned on at 10:13.
Doctors pronounced him dead six
minutes later.
Both men went to the chair protest
ing their innocence. In a letter ad
dressed "To the Newspapers.'' Borum,
who had spent most of the time since
his conviction in the jail infirmary,
thanked Col. William Peak, superin
tendent of the jail, and others connect
ed with the Institution for their "kind
ly and courteous treatment." The let
ter began and ended in verse.
Taken to Supreme Court.
Both men. together with Milton Guy,
also colored, were tried and convicted
in District Supreme Court. The case
was carried to the United States Su
preme Court, however, and Guy was
acquitted because of lack of evidence,
while the conviction of the others was
upheld.
The appeal to the highest tribunal
attracted wide attention, the men's at
torney's contending the conviction was
invalid because each man was acquitted
of firing the fatal shot but convicted
with the others of slaying the agent.
» -
NEWFOUNDLAND PREMIER
CHOOSES NEW CABINET
F. C. Alderdice, Sworn In as
Prime Minister, Also Becomes,
Minister of Finance.
By the Associated Press.
ST. JOHNS, Newfoundland. June
29.—F. C. Alderdice. sworn in last night
as the new prime minister of Newfound
1UIIU, l/UUU I aiiilUUiluCU lilC Ui
his cabinet as follows:
F. C. Alderdice, prime minister and
minister of finance and customs; J. C.
Puddester, secretary of state; L. Ε
Emerson, minister of justice; H. W.
Quinton, minister of public works;
Williah C. Winsor, minister of posts
and telegraphs, and William J. Walsh,
minister of lands and fisheries.
It was understood the department of
lands and fisheries will be divided at
ths next session of the Legislature,
making two portfolios, agriculture and
mines, and marine and fisheries. John
Stone has been mentioned as a possible
sppointee as minister of marine and
fisheries.
BAND CONCERTS.
By the United States Marine Band
this evening at the United States Capi
tol at 7:30 o'clock. Taylor Branson,
leader; Arthur S. Witcomb, second
leader.
Overture, "La Gazza Ladra" Rossini
Hungarian Romance" Bendix
Valse caprice, "Toronto Bay". ..Qagnler
Grand scenes from "Le Cid". .Massenet
"Second Polonaise" Liszi
Saxophone solo. "Serenade" Drigo
Characteristic, "Darkies Jubilee,"
Turner
Nocturne. "Dreams of Love" Liszt
"Carnival in Paris" Svendsen
Marines' hymn, "The Halls of
Montezuma."
"The Star Spangled Banner."
By the United States Navy Band this
evening at the bahd stand. Navy Yard,
at 7:30 o'clock. Lieut. Charles Benter.
leader; Alexander Morris, assistant
leader.
March, "National Emblem" Bagley
A Southern rhapsody, "Virginia," Wood
Grand scenes from the opera
"Salvator Rosa'' Gomez
"Victor Herbert's Favorites,"
arr. Sanford
Suite—
"Where the Waters Meet Parama."
"Passillo" Galmany
"Silver Spray."
Dunza."
Overture, "Solemnelle—1812,"
Tschaikowsky
Suit*—
■ Londonderry Air" arr. Grainger
"Praeludtum" Jaernefelt
"Passillo Remember" Puello
Introduction to Act III of "Lohengrin."
Wagner
March, "Comairons" Benter
"Anchors Aweigh."
"The Star Spangled Banner."
FEAR BANKRUPTCY;
or NITRATE GROUP
Bankers and Davila Junta
Seek to Protect American
Owned Combine.
By the Associated Press.
SANTIAGO. Chile, June 29.—The i
Socialist Junta of Carlos Davila and \
bankers were seeking today to avoid a :
major crisis in the financial affairs of
the $300 000.000 American-controlled '
Cosach nitrate combine, but had reach
ed no agreement to forestall bankruptcy
or dissolution on Saturday.
Obligations to bankers for working
capital are due on that date, and unless
they are renewed, the company faces
insolvency.
The bankers and Enrique Zanartu.
Davila's finance minister, were striv
ing to agree on a method of renewing
these obligations.
The bankers have promised renewal
if the government will protect the !
i Cosach combine in the event the gov
| ernment starts small nitrate plants to :
i rehabilitate the unemployed, and s?lls |
J its product for whatever price it can get. |
I The finance minister countered with
■ a suggestion that the bankers allow ;
400.000 tons of nitrate to be sold im
mediately to pay Cosach's debts.
The bankers said they regarded this
! as dumping and Impossible of execu
I tlon, while the finance minister held j
; firm and said that if the bankers re
fused the proposal, he was willing for
I the company to be dissolved or go into |
! bankruptcy.
Bankruptcy would mean the bond- !
holders in New York. London and else- |
! where would take over the nitrate
j plants, a step that might lead the gov
! ernment to attempt to terminate pri
( va te control and to takr over the prop
; erty. At present the government and
j private owners are partners in the
I combine.
CONGRESS MAY SPEND !
4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY
AT WORK, SNELL SAYS
(Continued From First Page.)
the $2,300,000,000 relief bill would ccn
I elude their work.
The Senate sent the $319,000,000
: Navy appropriation bill to the White
House today for President Hoover's ap
proval. It agreed to the conference re
port, adopted yesterday in the House,
without discussion. It was the third of
the 10 supply bills to be sent to the
President.
The War Department bill has not yet
come out of conference. A deadlock on
the provision to retire 2.000 Regular
Army officers must be broken before
the conferees report.
The Senate passed the $1,056,000,000
Treasury-Post Office measure and today j
took up the $22,000,000 second deflclencv j
j bill, the last of the money bills it has
to pas?.
There were, however, numerous snags ι
that temporarily delayed progress. The j
Treesury-Post Office bill had to go to
conference since it was $3.000,000 under
the House's allowance. Several other
supply measures were in conference.
House and Senate conferees, how
ever, agreed yesterday on the $982,000.
000 independent offices appropriation.
; splitting the difference between the ι
ι $600,000 reappropriation the Senate
; wanted to allow the Farm Board and
! the $1,000,000 the House voted.
jTRAYLOR MANAGER
DECLARED OFFERED
BRIBE OF $10,000
I
(Continued Prom First Page.)
Intention of withdrawing hie name
! from the convention.
Asked for a description of his mid
; night visitor, Scofield said:
"When I get mad. and it doesn't
; take very much to make me mad, I
| don't remember things very well. As
ι far as I can recollect the man was tall.
' broad shouldered, had gray hair, had
! dark jowls, was dressed in a dark coat
j and light trousers "
Scofield said his wife was In the
; headquarters during the visit.
| James Roosevelt, the Governor's son.
' and Ike B. Dunlap, a Kansas City real
| estate man, who has been active in
| Roosevelt's behalf, called on Scofield
i at the Traylor headquarters.
After a 15-minute conversation.
, young Roosevelt left saying they had
aaic&d for a description of the man·. He
: added that Scofield had said he was
unable to *pe the individual's face be
cause his h».t was pulled down over his,
head.
j Young Roosevelt said the Roosevelt
people would make every effort to clear
up the story.
Dunham expressed the belief that
, the visitor to the Traylor headquarters
"might have been an interloper by some
one who butted in and didn't have
anything to do with any one's cam
paign."
"Traylor forces,'' Dunham said, "have
no desire and would not seek to dis
credit Gov. Roosevelt in any way."
"Scofield at first decided not to say
anything about the incident." Dunham
said, "but a Chicago newspaper re
ceived an anonymous telephone call
of the incident, called Scofield. and he
made the incident public for his own
protection and the protection of Mr.
Traylor."
On Way to Join Bonus Veterans Here
BAND OF 600 SHOWN LEAVING DETROIT.
'Scene at Detroit yesterday as over 600 war veterans lelt to Join the Bonus Expeditionary Forces In this city. Be
fore leaving, the men marched to the City Hall and registered a.s vwers. so that, if still in the Capital by election day,
they can vote by mail. They are here shown in iront of the City will talcing up ft last-minute collection before their
departure. —Wide World Photo.
Will Decide Fate of Curtis
JURY IN LINDBERGH BABY HOAX TRIAL.
1">HE jury in the case «gainst John Hughee Curtis, Lindbergh hoaxer, photographed yesterday in the court house
at Flemington, N. J. Front row. left to right: William Harrison, Miss Grace Apger. H. Philhower. Mrs. Mar
garet Stone. Miss MP.rie Rogers and Lelia Aupaugh. Standing, left to right: Clarence Hamm.Nçraig Skillman,
Sam Search, Mrs. Louella Herder, Chester Bowlby and Henry Biles. --A. P. Photo.
TESTIFIES LINDY
TRIED TO SWIM SEA
Witness Says He Attempted
to Leap Overboard When
Storm Interfered.
fContinued From First Pa ge l
lad been in touch with the actual
kidnapers.
Insisted Story Was True.
"I was puzzled," Haskell testified, "«a
I asked him Now that it is all over,
tell me, were you ever in touch with
the kidnapers?'
"He most indignantly said. 'Yes, the
story is still to be told. It's in Norfolk.' "
Kaskeh said Curtis told him he had
confessed that all his stories of nego
tiations with the kidnapers were a hcax
in order "to get some sleep."
Curtis has since repudiated his con
fession. and even the prosecution Is dis
regarding *it, attempting to prove in
stead that Curtis really was in touch
with the kidnapers and by his false con
fession hindered their capture. Col.
Lindbergh, how.ever, testified yesterday
that he did net think Curtis had ever
been in contact either with the kid
napers or their representatives.
Special Agent Testifies.
After Haskell was excused Frank J.
Wilson of Baltimore, a special agent of
the Revenue Department, was called as
tne fourth prosecution witness.
Wilson testified that at the Lindbergh
home in Hopewell on the night the
baby's body was found Curtis described
to him in detail the members of the
gang he said he had been dealing with.
He said Curtis named the band as
John. Dynamite, Eric, Nils and Sam
Goldberg, "a great big Norwegian Jew. '
Curtis also described a woman called
Hilda, who he said was Dynamite's
wife, and gave smallest details of the
alleged kidnap schooner. He gave
Hilda's telephone number as Freeport
5630, which he said was at her Long
Island home.
Wilson testified that widespread Fed
eral activities were undertaken as a re
sult of Curtis' story. Coast Guard boats
and planes were mobilized to acour
South Jersey waters for the kidnap
craft Ella Brisson, Coast Guard activ
ities at Woods Hole were discontinued
and a search for the ship Nellie, under
taken because of information given by
Dr. Joho F. Condon, was also halted.
Stopped Two Searches.
Col. Lindbergh testified yesterday he
was convinced Dr. Condon, the "Jafsie"
who paid a futile $80,000 ransom, had
really been in contact with the kid
napers and was stil! one of the most
important factors in the case.
Wilenn tnlH r\f efnnnlnn tni/k
of the Coast Guard searches as a re
sult of Curtis' story. Col. Lindbergh
leaned across the table and whispered
to Assistant Attorney Oeneral Joseph
Lanigan. who is participating In the
prosecution.
The descriptions of the kidnapers
which Wilson raid Curtis gave him on
the; night the infants' body was found
follow :
"DYN"—42 years old: 5 feet 10 inches;
160 pounds; Scandinavian descent;
ruddy complexion; sandy hair.
"Sam Goldberg"—A Norwegian Jew
with large features, 35 years old, blaclc,
gre?sy hair; gaudy dresser.
Eric" or "Nils"—Typical Scandi
navian. 5 feet 8 inches, slender.
"John"—Scandinavian, brown suit,
neat, 35 years old. 5 feet 10 inches,
athletic, sandy hair, spoke broken
English.
"Hilda Larsen"—Wife of "Dyn," 5
feet 6 inches, 37 years of age, light
complexion, good looking.
After Wilson had told in detail of
conversations with Curtis and official
action taken as a result, a 5-mlnute
recess was taken during which Lan
ingan said the State would try to con
clude its case today.
Denies Criticizing Police.
Wilson resumed the stand after the
recess and told of Curtis and two State
trocpers going to Cape May, N. J., the
day after the baby's body was found, ir.
an effort to verify part of Curtis' story.
"They returned the next day," he
said, "and reported that they were un
able to locate or verify various facte
and details of his statement.
"Curtis said he couldn't under
stand it."
The defense then tock the witness.
Lloyd Fisher, chief defense counsel,
asked Wilson if it was not true that
he had publicly criticized the New
Jersey State police for their handling
of the case.
"I believe the State police have han- ι
died this case In a very excellent way," I
he replied.
Wilson testified that Curtis was
treated with "consideration and cour
tesy" at the Lindbergh home between
May 12. when the baby was found dead,
and May 18. when CurtU was taken to
tail. It was during that period that
Curtis made hts confession.
Court adjourned for lunch at 11:40
a.m., to resume at 12:50 p.m.
Testimony Held Offset.
Just before court convened prosecutor I
Anthony Hauck said he considered
Lindbergh's testimony that he believed
Curtis had never been in contact with \
the kidnapers of the Lindbergh baby
was offset by ensuing testimony of
Edmund B. Bruce of Elmira.
Hauck had stated in his opening ad
dress to the jury that the prosecution
would prove that Curtis had been In
negotiation with the kidnapers and
then by his formal confession that all
hie activities had been a hoax had hin
dered capture of the criminals.
In some quarters It seemed that the
Lindbergh testimony, given under cross
examination yesterday ( jeopardized the
State's case, in that it expressed an
opinion in direct opposition to what
the State is trying to prove.
Lindbergh was followed on the etand
by Bruce, an bid friend of Curtis and 1
hie associate lit 'activities incident to I
the alleged negotiations with the kid»
napers. Bruce expressed the opinion
that Curtis had been in touch with the
real kidnapers, and that while he con
sidered Curtis "a liar." he believed him
not guilty as charged In the present
indictment.
Considered Curtis "Liar."
"Col. Lindbergh was a witness with
one opinion." Hauck said today, "and
Bruce was another with another view
The jury can form its conclusions from
the testimony of either.
Bruce had testified that he consid
ered Curtis a liar bîcause he said he
had obtained $1.000 from Mrs. Bruce
by misrepresentation. It was in con
nection with an effort to regain this
money that Bruce met Curtis shortly
after the Lindbergh baby was stolen.
He failed to get the money, but he be
came interested In Curtis' story of
negotiations Intended to obtain return
of the baby and stayed to help him.
Curtis prepared today to "say plenty"
in defending himself. The boat build
er's attorneys announced he will take
the stand, probably in a day or two.
The nature of his defense has not been
disclosed.
ROSNFR PLEADS POVERTY.
Claims He Received Nothing for Serv
ices in Lindbergh Case.
NEW YORK, June 29 (Λ").—Morris Ros
ner. who was engaged by Col. Charges
A. Lindbergh to assist in the search for
the lattcr's kidnaped son, later found
slain, testified in a civil action today
that he received no remuneration for
his services and that he is now pennl
lees and being supported by his wife.
Rosner h defendant in a suit for
$1.500, the amount of court costs in
another action which ne brought
Τ Inst a corporation for alleged breach
contract. He won tne suit in the
first court, but the verdict was reversed
by the appellate divijlin and he was
ordered to pay the costs.
COLORADO WRECK
TOLL MAY BE EIGHT
Three Known Dead and Five los
ing Were Member$ of Group
of Fifty Itinerant»
By the Associated Près*
CASTLE ROCK. Colo.. June 29 —As
rescuers today continued their scarch In
the twisted debris of a wrecked Santa
Pe freight train for victims, they re
ported three known dead with the pos
sibility five others may have been killed.
The three dead were members of a
group of 50 itinerants, and survivors
told trainmen they could not find five
they knew were on the train. The three
were identified as Everett Knox, Col
orado Springs; a 17-year-old youth
named Coburn, Ashland, Κν., and an
unidentified youth of about 20, also be
lieved to be from Ashland.
Collapse of a flood-weakened bridge
over an arroyo caused the wreck yes
terday. Eighteen cars of the train
piled up within four car lengths, creat
ing a jumble of twisted metal and
splintered wood. A cloudburst turned
the Arroyo, ordinarily a dry wash, into
a raging torrent.
REAL ESTATE* RECOVERY
PREDICTED AT SESSION
By the Associated Press.
CINCINNATI. June 29—Delegates to
the convention of the National Associa
tion of Real Estate Boards were told to
day to keep their heads up, for better
times are coming and they will profit.
There is no mystery about the real
estate cycle, said Ma). Α. Β Kissack of
St. Louis. "Even a meager knowledge
of its workings,' he said, "gives the
assurance that again will come the up
ward swing Into brighter times. The
sudden Increase In the value of the dol
lar since 1929. with Its accompanying
lower rents and values with commodity
prices Is one of the primary causes of
the drastic liquidations through fore
closures."
W. C. Miller, Washington. D. C.. as
sured the delegates that "real estate
will emerge from the present un
stabllired markets as the most secure
and stable commodity in our entire
economic structure."
Parachute Record Set.
ORLY. France. June 29 (JP).—Rene
Machenauti claimed a world record for
a parachute leap today, when he de
scended 7,500 meters. The mark he
claimed to have bettered was 7.000
meters, by the Belgian, Willy Coppens.
Confesses Slaying
Of Lindbergh Baby
With Six Others
Man Surrendering to Po
lice in Chechoslovakia
Withholds Name.
By the Associated Press.
WAAG-NEU8TADIL. Czechoslovakia,
June 29.—An unidentified man claim
ing to be an American citizen, but re
fusing to reveal his name, surrendered
to police here yesterday, saying he was
one of seven persons who kidnaped and
murdered the Lindbergh baby.
The seven, he said, went to London
after the murder. There they received
money from America, he added, and
went to Paris, buying an automobile
and trying to reach Soviet Russia. On
the way he mysteriously lost his com
panions, the man said.
He was elegantly dressed, but was
penniless, lacked identification papers
and was exhausted to the point of col
lapse. He was arrested by tfie police,
who were skeptical, however, believing
his «tory only an attempt to get free
passage to the United States.
HELENS 10 MEET
IN TENNIS FINALS
Miss Jacobs Wins While Mrs.
Moody Is Overwhelming
Favorite to Survive.
By the Associated Press.
WIMBLEDON. England, June 29 —
Helen Jacobs. California girl, swept
! over Mme. Rene Mathieu of Frnnce,
; 7—5. 6—1, today to win her ssmi-firial
match in the women's tennis singles
and all but guarantee an all-Amerlcin
} final.
The Berkeley girl was the first to
I reach the final round, but tomorrow
j Mrs. Helen Wills Moody, seeking to re
gain the championship she did not de
I fend last year, will meet Mary Heeley,
3ritish junior title holder In 1928. in
I the second semi-final. Mrs. Moody is
! an overwhelming favorite. Victory for
her will duplicate the final round of
1929. when the four-time Wimbledon
' tingles champion conquered Miss Jacobs
in straight sets.
The woman singles final will be played
Friday.
Miss Jacobs had an easy time beat
ing Mme. Mathieu, relying chiefly on
chop strokes to break up the French
woman's change of pace and fine driv
ing.
Although Mme. Mathieu carried the
first set to deuce, the California girl's
cut shots baffled the Frenchwoman
when she put on the pressure needed
to pull out the set. Miss Jacobs nevei
was pressed in the second set.
Miss Elizabeth Ryan, former Califor
nien now living in London, and Enrique
Maler, Spanish champion, advanced in
(he mixed doubles by defeating Mrs. Β
C. Covell of England and Jack Clem
enger of Australia. S—7, 6—2, β—0. Ne
other Americans played mixed doubles
today.
Wilmer Allison and John Van Ryn
American Davis Cup doubles team
defeated Roderich Menzcl of Czecho
slovakia and J. S. OllifT of England lr
four sets, β—4, 3—6, β—6, β—3.
φ
D. C. CHIEFS FACE
BIG PAY SLASHES
Patrick, Crcsby and Glauford
- Await Baling on Econ
omy Bill.
Reductions in salary ranging from 40
to 49 per cent are faced by the three
retired Army generals now holding high
positions in the District government,
according to the general interpretation
of a provision of the general economy
measure passed last night by Congress.
The unofficial interpretation of the
bill is that Gen. Mason M. Patrick,
chairman of the Public Utilities Com
mission, will take a reduction of 49 per
cent from the combined salary he now
receives as a retired officer and as chair
man of the commission should he elect,
in compliance to the measure, to waive
his retirement pay.
Ποη Wprhprt R Prrmhv Cnmmi*.
! sioner in charge of police, feces a cut
I estimated at 45 per cent, and Brig. Gen
! Pelham D. Glassford, chief of police, a
I" cut of 40 per cent.
These reductions in their salaries will
j come about beginning July 15. if thej
! elect to waive their retirement pay and
! to accept their District government pay
reduced 8.3 per cent. This is based alsc
on the general assumption that the
wording of the measure does not mean
the permanent loss of their retirement
pay. but that it would be restored at
the end of the operation of the economy
bill
These official* today were withholding
final decision pending an official ruling
by Controller General McCarl.
Gen. Crosby said he planned now to
draw no salary until there has been an
official interpretation of the measure.
H? pointed out that if the waiving of
his retirement pay might jeopardize the
payment of that compensation in fu
ture years, he would prefer to pass up
his District pay and draw the other.
Even if that were the case, he indi
cated. he would continue as District
Commissioner to the end of his present
term. next. April 10.
Gen. Crosby now has a combined sal
ary of $15,000, of which $9,000 is pay
as Commissioner. Gen. Patrick now rc
I ceives a salary of $7,500 as a member
! of the Public Utilities Commission and
#6,000 as retirement pay. Gen. Gla.«s
, ford now receives a total salary of
$12,000. of which $8,000 is for his work
as chief of police and $4,000 retire
ment pay.
CALIFORNIA EMPLOYES
GO ON 5-DAY WEEK
Reduction in Salary Made to Meet
20 Per Cent Decrease in
Revenue.
By the Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 29.—All
California State employes will go on a
five-day week, starting July 1.
Gov. James Rolph, jr., said the *tep
would be equivalent to a 141 « per cent
reduction in pay and would result In
an annual saving to the State of
$4,000,000.
Adoption of the abbreviated week, the
Governor said, was made necessary by
a decrease of about 20 per cent In the
State's revenue.
"No employe will lose his or her
position." he added, "and no employe
receiving less than $100 a month will
be affected."
Gov. Rolph said he would voluntarily
go on a five-day week so far as salary
is concerned, although he would con
tinue to worltfcia regular schedule.
'
Discussion Is Centered on
$500,000,000 Program
for Public Works.
! By the Associated Press
Congressional conferees neared an
agreement today on the controversial
public works program of the $3.300.000,·
000 unemployment relief bill.
No formal agreement was reached,
but conferees said discussion centered
about the $500.000.000 public works pro
gram of the Senate bill and that an
understanding was not far off.
President Hoover has denounced this
section of the bill in terms so harsh
that they were interpreted by some as
foreshadowing a veto.
Treasury experts have proposed to the
conferees, however, elimination of the
bond Issue proposal, so the public works
lit the measure could be covered by the
usual method of Treasury financing In
stead of a special issue of obligations.
Favor Construction Loans.
Whether this would make the bill
acceptable to the President was not re
vealed to the conferees, but the Senatt
group was reluctant to cut out of their
measure this feature of financing,
which, they have contended, would pre
vent the program from being a burden
on the Treasure
The conferees reported there was a
tentative agreement to accept the Sen
at's proposal for expanding the borrow
ing power of the Reconstruction Cor
poration by $1.500.000,000 for construc
tion loans.
Senate conferees have agreed to the
broad proposition of liberalizing their
bill to allow loans to private Industry
under strict regulation, but the exact
terms of a compromse on this feature
have not been worked out.
The administration has sought power
to make loans to private industry and
this was allowed under the House bill,
but the Senate measure strictly limited
loans to self-liquidating projects of a
public character.
Garner Sees Compromise.
Speaker Garner predicted at his press
conference that the conferees would
reach an agreement late this afternoon
or tomorrow.
He said that with a Democratic House,
Republican Senate and Republican
President, the legislation must be a
compromise with concessions from both
sides.
Asked whether he thought Congres»
should remain in sesslcn until Presi
dent Hoover had signed or vetoed the
relief measure, the Speaker said he saw
little chance of passing any legislation
over a veto.
RAICHLE IS CLEARED
OF PERJURY CHARGE
BY DIRECTED VERDICT
(Continued From First Page.)
Government had been t*ken by
Drise by a portion of the testimony
given by one oi its witnesses on cross
examination. He asked and received
permission to call him back to refresh
his recollection." „
The Government then called Jonn «.
Edwards. Jr., a former vice president
of the F. H. Smith Co.. who * m con
victed on conspiracy-embezzlement
charges In 1930 after a trial in which
pvidence was Introduced which resulted
in the indictment of Raichle.
Statement Is Recalled.
Edwards admitted that in November,
1031 he made a statement to Assistant
Attorney ^>neral Charles Β Rugs, and
5>th W. Richardson, in which he statea
on seven occasions that Raichle had no
knowledge of the false documents al
leged to have been Introduced in the
19Ru*g*and Richardson were assigned
bv Attorney General Mitchell to review
» the evidence against R*>chle »f^c?m
plalnts had been received by the Justice
Department that he was being p-rse
Edwards also admitted that on two
occasions he had testified under oath
! before grand juries here without impli
cating Raichle in any way In the prep
aration of the spurious documents.
' Did you tell the grand Jury you had
led Raichle to believe the documents
were authentic?" Burklnshaw asked.
"Yes, Pitts told me to," Edwards re
plied.
Prepared In Florid*.
The witness admitted he and Pitts
prjpared the spurious documents in
Florida shortly before the trial in 1930
and that Pitts told him not to let
Raichle know they were net authentic.
He also admitted he had told Rugg and
Richardson that Raichle was concerned
primarily with a defense to a portion of
the indictment against Pitts and him
self which had nothing to do with the
charges against which the false docu
ments were prepared.
When Edwards was on the stand ves
terdey he made no reference In his
direct examination ta this statement
given Rugg and Richardson and he de
nied several portions- of it while being
cross-examined. The Government to
day turned over a transcript of the
statement to the defense.
Edwards' testimony yesterday was the
subject of a whispered conversation be
tween counsel at the bench immediately
preceding the unexpected adjeumment.
According to the transcript of this con
I versation, Dodds told Justice F. D. Letts
the Attorney General had called him
by telephone.
"The Attorney General called me,
Dodds said, "and said some one in con
, nee Lion with the case had called him.
He wants to talk to me. It may save
us from putting on more witnessea.
Implicated In December.
I Burkinshaw, according to the tran
script then interposed and said Ed
I wards didn't implicate Raichle in the
case until last December. He told Just
ice Letts he was trying to e.iclt thi·
Information from Edwards when De
fense Attorney James O. Moore inter
rupted with an objection. Juft.ce Lett·
after this conversation announced an
adjournment for reasons, which appear
sufficient to the court "
i Moore, after Edwards completed his
testimony today. ask^d
verdict for acquittal for Raichle. He
said both Pitts and Edwards had been
impeached and that their testimony
should not be aUowed to go to the
ι jUEdmund M Toland. a local attorney,
tsstified Dodds told him prior to the
trial m 1930 that he would bum
Raichle'e buttons oft If he took another
crack at him." The witness said Dodds
had a letter from Raichle to which he
referred in saying "this ta the second
I crack he has taken at me Toiana
admitted Dodds had *
friend at that time to be careful of any
connections with the defense at that
tFThe Government sought to sh°w by
Toland that Raichle knew some note·
introduced at the trial in 1930 were not
authentic, but his twtimony on tWs
point was stricken from 'he record
when he said he could not recall whether
Raichle had referred in » conwrsatlon
to these notes actually told
the trial. Toland had sald Raichle told
him that Pitt» wanted him to goto a
local paper dealer »nd find ort whetto»
the blank note paper they were seumg
I at that time was the same "iS&JSS
in previous years. The not* lnteoducea
at the trial were dated ^k soma
months prior to the time of their In
troduction. 1·—*

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