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Seabury on Same Train From
Albany—Hearing Resumes
Bt the Assoeiited Press.
NEW YORK. August 27 j/PV—Hailed
by a brass band. Mayor James J.
Walker was bark m New York today
to prepare for the final stages of his
= defense against removal charges.
The opinion was expressed in politi
cal circles here that the hearing being
held before Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt
at Albany would end next week. The
Governor adjourned the hearing last
night until Monday.
Seabury on Same Train.
Samuel Seabury. whose "coneliliions"
that Walker was unfit to retain his of
fice. led to the hearing, arrived on the
same train with the mayor last night.
He left the station grinning while the
band greeted Walker with "Hail to the
Miss Day, Office Secretary, Tells of
Checks Received.
ALBANY, N. Y.„ August 27 (/Pl.—A
hitherto unrecorded account of Russell
T. Sherwood, missing figure in the cas» ί
of Mayor James J. Walker of New York. !
was recited to Gov. Roosevelt yesterday j
by the young woman who took over j
Sherwood's work after his disappear
The young woman. Miss Mildred Dav.
efflcp secretary for the law firm of
which Walker was once a member, was ι
ptit on the stand as,a defense witness '
In the Governor's hearing of demands
for the removal of Mayor Walker. The
bulk of h'r testimony, however, was
drawn from her by the cross-examina
tion of Samuel Seabury. chief of those
calling for the ouster of the mayor.
When her low-voiced testimony was
finished she had told Gov. Roosevelt
that she had received checks sent to
Sherwood after his disappearance a year
ago and totaling about $2.000; she had
deposited the money in her personal
account and her safety deposit box "for
safe keeping, knowing he (Sherwood)
would ratify anything I did for him."
The last time he visited his office, in
August. 1931, she "urged him to take
a vacation because he looked so miser
able" and "he said he might."
The Sherwood matter threaded through
a larg* share of the day's proceedings.
France J. Maclntyre. a member of the
law firm employing Sherwood, pictured
the accountant as a "student type of
jean": said that he was paid a S3.000
retainer yearly by the firm, and that
he had had no communication with
Sherwood since the latter came into his
c&ze "the latter part of July. 1931."
Pclice Commissioner Edward P. Mul
rrcney of New York testified that Mayor
Walker had requested the Police De
partment to aid in locating Sherwood
after the accountant had disappeared
and ignored a subpoena to appear be
fore the Hofstadter Legislative Investi
gating Committee. The committee
summoned Sherwood to tell of the de
tails of a joint bank account main
tained by Sherwood and Mayor Walker.
Seabury sought to read into the rec
ords newspaper headlines concerning
Sherwood's appearance in Mexico City
In October, 1931. John J. Curtin, chief
of Walker's counsel, protested.
Gov. Roosevelt halted the wrangling
"Mr. Curtin. If it will help your con
ecience at all as counsel, I will put it
this Way: That I am putting these
(headlines) into the record myself in
order to refresh my own recollection of
the great public notoriety in regard to
this whole case at the time to which
these articles refer as an aid to my
public recollection."
A Walker witness today challenged
testimony given previously to the legis
lative investigating committee by one
of Walker's cabinet members. Walter
R. Herrick, park commissioner. The
witness was Edward L. Stanton, former
secretary ox wic »««·/«*·
Stock Purchase for Mayor.
Herrick, in his appearance before the
Hoistadter Committee, testified he had
purchased—he "assumed" for the
mayor—300 shares of Interstate Trust
Co. stock. The money for this trans
action, Herrick said, "came from the
City Hall." The stock later appeared
as collateral put up by an officer of the
Equitable Coach Co. to cover a loan for
the financing of a campaign to get a
city bus franchise.
Herrick told the committee he dealt |
■with Stanton in several telephone con
versations. Stanton denied this in his
testimony before the Governor tbday. 1
"I don't think," Stanton said, "Mr.
Herrick know where the money came
The Governor and his counsel. Mar
tin Conboy, pressed Stanton for an ex
planation of Herrick's testimony, the
Governor saying he was "mystified by
this whole business."
"I have," Stanton replied, "no ex
planation except that Mr. Herrick as
sumed something. I take it my recol
lection is as good as Mr. Herrick's."
Through the testimony of State Sen
ator Samuel H. Hofstadter, youtliful
Republican chief of the legislative in
vestigating committee, Curtin managed
to get one single sentence of testimony
ior which he had been striving to the
Governor's ears. Hofstadter was put on
the stand today, the only Republican
leader to give evidence at the hearing
to date.
Has the committee," Curtin asked
with a glance at Seabury, "ever filed
any charges against the Mayor?"
"The committee has filed no charges,'·
Hofstadter answered.
"Did Judge Seabury ask ?" Curtin
atarted to say.
"Wait a minute! Wait a minute!" in
terjected tne Governor. "What is the
relevancy of that?" and he directed
Curtin to withdraw his question.
Mr Roosevelt refused two days ago
to allow Curtin to show what he con
tended was the political inspiration be
hind the effort to oust the mayor. Cur
tin sought to put half a dozen promi
rent Republican leaders on the stand
to question them along this line.
The hearing was adjourned until
Monday night after Curtin had an
nounced he had "run out of witnesses."
"You might call for volunteers," the
Governor observed.
Sherwood Clients Recalled.
While Miss Day was on the stand she
recalled Beatrice Lillie. the acress. and
Mike McTigue and Johnny Dundee, pro
fessional pugilists, were among Sher
Wood's clients He "had several broker
age firms, too," she said
Curtin asked if he could have Miss
Day's private testimony before the
Hofstadter Committee, but was refused.
. "What are you trying to do? Im
peach your own witness?" the Governor
·' Aiter testifying she deposited checks
lor Sherwood in her own account, Cur
tin asked if she had read about a fine
being imposed on Sherwood.
"I heard about it afterward." she said,
and aded the sheriff had never asked
'her for any of the money.
Seabury handed her a check book
which he described as "Mayor Wal
"I never saw it before." the mayoi
Interrupted. Miss Day said there wai
no other writing on it other than Sher
When Seabury read a list of namei
from the stubs. Including that of Sen
ator John A. Hastings, the mayor saic
"I insist the judge should not be per
mitted to make that statement foi
newspaper publicity unless he can sub
mit proof. Hastings went down t<
Madison Square Garden and boughi
tickets for a fight. I advanced th<
, money for a lot of people. They paie
Hastings and he paid me."
Seabury referred to a stub showlnj
Hastings sent the mayor $300.
During Stanton* testimony concern
Noted Flyers Meet
MRS. AMELIA EARHART PUTNAM, the only woman to make a solo
flight across the Atlantic, and who further added to her laurels by
completing the first non-stop flight across the continent ever made by
a woman, is shown here as she dined with Capt. James A. Mollison,
Scotch airman, the first to ever make a westward solo flight across the
Atlantic. Miss Earhart congratulated Capt. Mollison cn his feat and wished
him luck on his return flight to England. In turn, the captain congratulated
Mrs. Putnam on her accomplishments. —Wide World Photo.
Draft Pact Gives Tokio Right
to Defend New State
of Manchukuo.
Gen. Muto who cumulates the posi
tions of commander in chief of the
Japanese forces on the Asiatic main
land. governor of the leased province
of Kwantung, and ambassador extra
ordinary to Manchukuo—until he be
comes accredited to the court of Pu-Yl
—arrived in Manchuria yesterday car
rying the draft treaty between Japan
and Manchukuo. The treaty will have
to be accepted integrally by the Man
chukuo government preparatory to the
"de facto" recognition of that coun
try by Japan.
According to reliable reports, the
treaty containing 10 points, has the fol
following main provisions:
1. Japan undertakes all responsibility
for the defense of the new state.
2. Maintenance of internal order Is
declared to be the mutual concern of
Japan and Manchukuo.
3. All established Japanese rights and
interests in Manchuria are acknowl
The other clauses of the treaty per
tain mainly to Manchukuo's represen
tation abroad, to economic and financial
questions and to the internal organ
ization of the new state.
Japan Going Ahead.
Japan is determined, according to au
thentic reports from Tokio, to proceed
with the policy inaugurated by the ex
treme Nationalists a year ago, regard
less of what the rest of the world may
think or say. The Tokio government
seems to be confident that none of the
major European powers will take any
drastic action as a result of Japan's
recognition of Manchuria, but appears
to be uncertain about the attitude of
the United States.
Although the majority of the Tokio
cabinet believe that America will do
nothing more than lodge a new protest,
drawing the attention of the Japanese
government to the nine-^ower pact and
the Kellogg-Briand pact. Tokio is tak
ing all precautionary measures not to
be caught unawares by some unexpected
Japan has purchased since last year
a large quantity of raw materials neces
sary to her industry, but she has not
enough oil in the country in the
eventuality of her not being able to
purchase it from California. The Tokio
government is consequently seeking
some alternate source of supply and
has sent Kojiro Matsukata to Russia
to open pourparlers with the Soviet
government and ascertain whether
Russian oil could replace eventually the
American oil.
Large Purchase Considered.
Mr. Matsukata is at present in Baku,
where he has opened negotiations with
the representatives of the Russian gov
ernment concerning a large purchase
of oil.
In the meantime Japanese diplomats
in London and Paris are active in en
deavoring to ascertain what the position
of the French and the British govern
ment would be in case of a showdown
at Geneva when the Lytton report is
The Japanese government is deter
mined to ignore the report of the League
ot Nations Commission and its recom
mendations, should it be wholly un
favorable to Japar%
Henry Coyle, 71, Once in Business
Here, Had Been in Poor
Health Recently.
! Henry Coyle, 71_ a retired jewelei
j and former resident of Washington, wa!
found hanging early today from a ga;
let in the home of his daughter. Mrs
Ethel Boyce, 1039 Lawrence streel
I northeast.
ι The body was discovered by Mrs
j Boyce when she returned from down·
ι town. She notified police, and Dr. A
1 Magruder MacDonald. acting coroner
1 pronounced the man dead. Dr. Mac
1 Donald later issued a certificate ο
Prior to 1910 Coyle lived in this city
but later moved to Wilson. N. C.. when
he conducted a jewelry business. Re
tiring several years ago. he had madi
frequent visits to his children here an<
had lived in Mrs. Boyce's home mori
than a year before his death. Mem
bers of the family said Mr. Coyle hai
been In poor health recently and wa,
at times despondent.
Besides his daughter he is survive*
by two sons, Ο. E. Coyle of Wasbingtoi
and Milton G. Coyle of Wilson, N. C
and eight grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have not beet
ing the Interstate Trust Co. stock pur
chase, he told of a talk with Herrick.
"I said to him. 'Walter, whatever pu
it into your head that I had anythini
: to do with that stock?' And he an
swered 'It'e my opinion,' " Stanton tee
> tlfied.
Europe Assumes Plane Lostj
on Hop to Oslo Is Down
Without Fuel at Sea.
(Continued From First Page.)
they should be able to remain afloat for i
several days.
During the days of preparation for |
the flight of the Green Mountain Boy
Lee and Bochkon attained great popu
i larity with the townspeople of the two ]
j cities which their flight was to adver- [
! tise.
j The 100 or more who backed the ven
! ture, and scores of other Interested citi
zens, telephoned constantly to news
paper offices for information concern
ing the flight.
"Both men are able flyers," Hunting
ton said, "with very good judgment. I
feel they are safe somewhere between
: Ireland and Norway.
"From reporte of storms over the
Eastern Atlantic Ocean and the North
Sea I am convinced they used their j
: judgment and picked out a spot in what j
probably is an isolated section of Hol
land. Denmark, even Norway.
"Even if they were forced down at ]
sea they should be able to keep afloat j
: for several days."
Huntington pointed out that the
flyers carried a number of flares and
planned to leave the empty gasoline
cans in the fuselagr of the plane to
give it buoyancy.
In ^addition, he said, they carried a
hack saw with which to cut the engine
from the plane in case of emergency
and their equipment also Included a
collapsible rubber boat and a quantity
of concentrated food tablets.
Solberg and Petersen Give Up Flight \
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland, August
j 27 Off").—The Newfoundland govern
ment steamer Argyle called at Mera
■ sheen Island in Piacentia Bay to pick
j up Thor Solberg and Carl Petersen,
] who have dismantled their ill-fated j
i airplane and abandoned for the present {
I their plans for a transatlantic flight.
The steamer had orders to .get the
flyers at Darbys Harbor, where their
1 plane crashed Tuesday night while
j they were bound from New York to
i Harbor Grace to refuel for the ocean
dash to Oslo. Norway. The plane was
to be dropped at Argentia and brought
to St. John's by rail for shipment to
New York.
Unfavorable Weather Holds L'p Return
NEW YORK, August 27 Capt.
James A. Mollison, Scotch transatlantic
flyer, who plans a return flight to Ire
land; was held in New York today by
unfavorable weather.
He said today weather reports along
the coast and off the Grand Banks
were unfavorable and that he would
not start his return flight until Dr.
James H. Kimball, meteorologist of the
United States Weather Bureau gave the
"go ahead" signal.
Mollison's honors in recognition of
his westward crossing of the ocean to
day included a visit by Mayor James
J. Walker and a gold medal from the
city. Mollison and the mayor met last
; night In the flyer's hotel suite.
The mayor said:
"I felicitate you especially on the
ride you have taken, because it's more
comfortable to take yourself for a ride
I than to be taken for a ride. Some
I time I'll tell you more about that lat
; ter phase."
Flying Family Weather-Bound at Port
PORT MENIER, Anticosti Island,
Quebec, August 27 (Λ3).—With no sign
of improving weather condition.·:, the
"Flying Hutchinsons" remained here
today. George Hutchinson, his wife,
two youns daughters and crew ot four
waited ior better weather so they might
continue on their trip to Europe by
the Northern route.
The amphibian City of Riohmond
will ride at anchor in the bay here
until Hutchinson believes the thirci leg
of the flight, to Labrador, is free from
danger. They arrived here Wednes
day from St. John, New Brunswick.
The flight began in New York Tues
The cautious attitude of the party
is exemplified in a story Hutchinson
told yesterday concerning the two chil
dren. Kathryn, 8, and Janet Lee, 6.
In 8t. John, Hutchinson said, they
nearly had an automobile accident ow
ing to a flat tire. The children de
clared: "We won't travel again by au
tomobile. Only by plane."
By the United St3tes Soldiers' Home
Band at the bandstand this evening at
5:30 o'clock. John S. M. Zimmermann,
bandmaster; Anton Pointner. assistant:
March, "NitHungen" Wagner
Overture. "The Hymors of Donnv
j brook'' Volti
Idylle, "Woodland Whisperings,"
Scenes from the opera "L'Africaine,"
Characteristic. "Grand English Mili
tary Tattoo" Rogan
Valse de concert. "Invitation to the
Dance" Von Webei
Finale, "nie Monarch". Walter M. Smith
"The Star Sjpaagled Banner."
Managers of New York-Cleve
land Race Crash on
Jersey Mountain.
AKRON, Ohio. August 27 (Λ»Κ—
Roy Hunt, Norman. Okla.. leader
of the western wing of the trans
continental air derby, brought his
ship down at municipal airport
here at 12:50 p.m.. Eastern stand
ard time, aiding another 215 points
to his string. He has victory in the
race clinched.
HARRISBURG, Pa . August 27 WP).—
Thirteen of the 23 pilots who took off
from Roosevelt Field. Long Island, early
today in the Leeds-Lawrence Air Derby,
landed at the Harrisburg airport just
before 10 o'clock (Eastern standard
time) today. Visibility to the west was
so poor that it was announced they
would be held here indefinitely. Jack
Wright of Utica. Ν. Y., was the first
pilot to set his ship down.
Derby Managers Crash.
SUMMIT. N. J., August 27 (/Pi —Col.
Harley W. Lake, an oil company offi
cial. and manager of two air derbies
from Roosevelt Field, N. Y„ to Cleve
land, and his assistant. James D
Guthrie, treasurer of Roosevelt Field,
crashed today in a fog on a mountain
in Wachtung Reservation. Both were
Lake, hurt about the knees, refused
treatment, but Guthrie, injured in the
chest, was taken to Overlook Hospital.
It was expected he would have to stay
there for a day or two.
They developed engine trouble at
2.500 feet while flying over a densely
wooded hill. Lake started down, at
tempting to pick out a cleared space
for landing, but fog obscured his view
and he crashed. He said it was his
first crack-up in 21 years of flying.
Fog Over Jersey Causes Return of
27 (/P).—Twenty-six planes took off for
Cleveland in two air derbies which are
events in the national air races, but
iog over New Jersey caused several re
turns and brought the plane carrying
the two managers of the derbies down
in a crash.
The plane that crashed was piloted
by Col. Harley W. Lake, manager of
both the Leeds and Lawrence derbies.
James D Guthrie, treasurer of this
flying field, who was acting as Lake's
assistant, was in the plane as passen
Planes piloted by James H. Riggs of
St. Louis, R. D. Jackson of Salem. N.
Y.; Victor Pixley of Elkhart. Ind., and
Robert Blickle of Pittsburgh were
forced back here by fog. Higgs and
Jackson were accompanied by their
wives. Mrs. Blanche Noyes of Cleve
land was forced to land at Jersey City,
N. J.
Four of the original field of nine
in the Lawrence derby did not start,
which, with the two who returned, re
duced the contestants m this event to
three. They were William Barclay
Harding, Kolmdel. N. J.: C. H. Tay
lor, Little Rock, Ark , and Mrs. Peggy
Remey of New York. This event was
sponsored by Charles L. Lawrence, as
president of the Aeronautical Chamber
of Commerce. It carried no prizes.
> The first of the pilots m the Leeds
event took off at fi:30 a.m.. Eastern
standard time, and the last ship was in
the air an hour and a half later. The
trip to Cleveland was to be made in
four jumps, with stops at Harrisburg,
Pa.; Wheeling, W. Wi., and Akron,
The contestants remaining in the
Leeds Handicap race were M. A. King,
Fairmount, W. Va.: Lloyd Tost, Mid
dletown, Ν. Y.; Roland Newmann,
Caldwell. N. J.; Albert Stackpole. Har
risburg, Pa.; A. S. Fell, Albany, Ν. Y.;
R. C. Havens. Bradford, Pa.; Eugene
Detmer, Tarrytown, Ν Y.; Cecil H.
Coffryn, Brooklyn, Ν. Y.; Leslie B.
Cooper, New York; Charles Prohinsie,
Brooklyn; John Wright, Utica, Ν. Y.;
Robert Blickie. Pittsburgh; William
Rausch, White Plains, Ν. Y.: Carl Dix
on, New Britain, Conn.; Mrs. Blanche
Noyes, Cleveland; Edwin Voras, Elk
hart, Ind.; Miss Jessamine Goddard,
New Tork; Clyde Pangborn, New York;
Bertram J. Goldsmith, Allentown, Pa.,
and F. W. Zelcer, New York.
East and West Winjs Point Craft to
CINCINNATI, August 27 (^.—En
trants in the National Air Derby got
away at 10:55 am. Eastern standard
time on the last laps to Akron and
Cleveland today, with John Hardesty,
Taft, Calif., leading the parade.
Hardesty is a member of the West
ern division of the derby, that section
starting first, with the Eastern crew
leaving a half hour later.
More than three score pilots pointed
their craft toward Cleveland for the
final daih of one of the greatest flying
races in history—the 1932 Transcon
tinental Air Derby.
Unless hit by unforeseen misfortune
on the final lap of the winner will be
Roy Hunt of Norman, Okla., who flew
into Cincinnati yesterday with 1,591
points, a commanding lead over his
fellow competitors.
Stiff competition remained, however,
for the second prize and other awards.
The flyers will be due at the Cleve
land airport at 2:30 p.m. (Eastern
standard time), as the crowning event
of the opening program of the national
air races.
All Hunt had to do to win the first
sweepstakes prize, consisting of $2.000
in cash, an automobile and a trophy,
was to complete the final lap without
disqualification. His point score was
265 in excess of his nearest competitor,
Eldon Cessna of Wichita, Kans., who
by a perfect final lap could gain only
Flying in two groups the derby flyers
started their contest last Sunday, the
Eastern group from Washington. D. C.,
and the Western group from Los Ange
les. They united at Bartlesville, Okla.
Hunt and Cessna both were mem
bers of the Pacific division and for
that reason Cessna, despite his point
score, will not receive better than third
prize, if Hunt takes first, for the rules
prevent the first and second awards
from going in the same division.
Two flyers were almost "neck-and
neck" for point-score lead in the East
ern group at the start of the last lap.
J. C. Huffman of Cincinnati had 1,072
points and Chappy Lenox of New
Haven, Conn., had 1.036. Nelher could
be sure of a final lead until acroes the
finish line.
150 Men and Women Pilots Gather
at Cleveland.
CLEVELAND. August 27 (JP).—The
1932 national air races today unfolded
the twelfth chapter in American avia
tion's epic of speed and sport.
Answering the lure of glory and gold
were morç than 150 men and women
pilots. Theirs was the task to fill the
iresh pages with the glamorous story
they will have 10 days to tell.
In the foreground of the classic's in
augural were the travel-weary derby
flyers, completing a week's sweep from
the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and
turning the task of placing the finish
ing touches on the day's cross-country
Mess Time for New York's Bonus Army
'■ "W ~~TI
Bonus Army veterans lining up for mess call at their new quarters on the banks of the Hudson River between
72nd and 79th streets, New York, with the Riverside Drive Apartments in the background. —Wide World Photo.
— g 1 _
Californian Who Heads Cen
tral Committee Is Presi
dent's Close Friend.
By the Associated Press.
A quiet, gray-haired man from Los
Angeles, today takes over the reins of
President Hoover's newest business re
habilitation machine.
He is Henry M Robinson, banker
lawyer-business man, who yesterday
was named chairman of the Perma
nent Central Committee created by the
President's business conference to co
ordinate Government and business ef
forts toward recovery.
Just as Col. Edward M. House be
came an historic figure through close
association with President Wilson, and
just as Frank Stearns will be recorded
as President Coolidge's closest friend.
Robinson has become so Identified with
the present administration.
Guest at White House.
Today, as for weeks past, Robinson's
temporary address was listed as 1600
Pennsylvania avenue. Washington, D.
C.—in other words, the White House.
Coming to the Executive Mansion
several weeks before the President's re
cent acceptance speech, he has re
mained since as a guest, except when
accompanying Mr. Hoover on brief
trips. A frequent visitor in the Na
tional Capital during the past three
years, he always has stopped with the
Chief Executive and First Lady.
Little publicized. Robinson has per
formed numerous missions for Mr. Hoo
ver and is generally known as one of
his closest personal friends and non
governmental advisors.
Robinson is approaching his 64th
year. He is of more than medium
height, slim and is keen of wit, but de
liberate of speech.
His public record is a distinguished
one. Born in Rav?nna, Ohio, he was
a student at Cornell University, and
later practiced law in Youngstown,
Ohio, and New York before turning
westward to enter business in Cali
Member of Defense Counsel.
He first stepped into the national
spotlight as a member of the Council
of National Defense in 1917-18. and so
distinguished was his record there that
he was named a mersber of the Su
preme Economic Council at the Paris
Peace Conference in 1919.
Robinson again performed outstand
ing work as a member of both the com
mittees creating the Dawes' plan in
1924. After the close of the war he
served as one of the first commission
ers of the Shipping Board, as a United
States member of the first international
labor conference, as a member of the
President's second industrial conference
and as chairman of the Bituminous
Coal Commission in 1920.
After returning to private business
and becoming an officer or director of
nearly a score of pronvnent corpora
tions and banks. Robinson attended the
International Economic Conference in
1927 as chairman of the American dele
Robinson's Immediate personal plans
j were uncertain today, but White House
aides said they expected him to re
! main as a guest for at least a day or
1 two more.
picture to two groups from New York,
amateurs in one cavalcade and private
flyers in the other.
Sharing in the cpenlng honors for
skill rather than speed was a quintet of
foreign pilots headed by Flight Comdr.
R. L. R. Atcherly. whose bag of tricks
has featured the air races for two years
His comrades, new to the classic and
the American public, were Emil Kropf,
German stunt ace; Cel. George Kos
fowski, Poland; Lieut. Jean Assolant,
who flew from Maine to Spain in 1929:
Lieut. Andrea Zotti. Italian aerobat. and
Lieut. Placido D'Abreu, Portuguese ex
pert in inverted flying.
In the background for the moment,
in pits and hangars, were the new, sleek
racers which carry the 1932 hepes for
definite challenges to speed marks both
of the races and of the world.
The Nation's fleet-of-wing, with their
trlmmed-up models, face the goal of
wiping out the last remnants of the
military regime •which, in the hey
day of Army and Navy speed rivalry,
hung up a record that has withstood
Since 1929. when Doug Darts, speedy
Atlanta flyer, marked commercial avi
ation's first high speed victory over the
service pilots, civilian racers have had
the field alone.
Each succeeding year has marked a
slimmer margin between a 248-mile-an
hour gait set by the Army Air Corps
before it and the Navy retired from
competition, until in 1931 the late
Lowell Bayles set the modern mark of
236.24 miles an bour.
This and the military mark are to
be attacked in the current meet.
Women Seek New Records.
The women, competing for the first
time on even terms with the men, also
had visions of new records and at
least one, Mrs. Mae Haizlip, St. Louis
mother, who placed first once and sec
ond seven times in the 1931 races, was
waiting on the field for a speedy mount.
Her plane, a low-wing monoplane
with a 260-horsepower engine, was ex
pected from New Orleans and though
it has not yet been clocked, Mrs. Haizlip
predicted It would be capablfe of be
tween 230-215 miles An hour,
Committee Head
First Lady Leaves Early for
Retreat and President Will
Follow Later Today.
With a small party of friends as their
guests, President and Mrs. Hoover will
spend the week end at their mountain
retreat on the Rapidan River In Vir
ginia. Mrs. Hoover left the White '
House shortly after breakfast this
morning and the President intends to
leave this afternoon and indulge in a
roadside picnic lunch on the way.
Among those in the patty will be
Paul Shoup, president of the Southern
Pacific Raiiroad; Walter S Hallanan,
oil producer of West Virginia: Henry
M. Robinson, Los Angeles capitalist;
Walter F. Dexter, president of Whit
tier College: Henry L. Stoddard, writer,
of New York, and Mrs. Stoddard: Dr.
W. H. Wiimer, eye specialist of this
city and Baltimore, and Mrs. Wiimer;
C. C. Teague, former member of the
Federal Farm Board; Mark Sullivan
writer, of this city, and Mrs. Sullivan;
Lawrence Richey, one of the President's
secretariis. and Capt. Joel T. Boone,
White House physician.
In anticipation of this week end holi- '
day the President made only one en- 1
gagement, that with Charles S. Bar
rett. former president of the Farmers'
Union. Mr. Hoover was gratified at
reaction to the speech he delivered yes
terday before the conference of business
and financial leaders at the Department
of Commerce, in which he gave as
surances that the country has over
come a major financial crisis.
Although the President only made one
engagement, he had several unsched
uled callers, among them being Andrew
W. Mellon, Ambassador to Great Brit
ain; Secretary of War Hurley. Post
master General Brown and Harvey
Couch of the Reconstruction Finance
Corporation. The President posed in
the rear grounds for a group photo
graph with more than 1.000 rural mail
carrirs from eall parts of the country,
who stopped in Washington following
their convention in Baltimore.
In planning his trip the President
was unable to say at noon whether he
will return to Washington on Monday j
or Tuesday.
Cleveland Union Makes Part-Time
Jobs for Unemployed.
CLEVELAND, August 27 <A>).—A
five-day working week was adopted by
the Cleveland Typographical Union.
Local No. 53. by a vote of 326 to 274
yesterday. Secretary Earl A. Williams
said the reduced working schedule,
which goes into effect Monday, will
enable approximately 350 members of
the uniop to obtain work for at least
one day èach week.
Counsel Lays Plan on Notice
State Will Rest After
Court Convenes.
HOUSE. Va., August 27.—Counsel for
former County Clerk William H. Dun
can, charged with embezzlement, were
preparing the defense today, following
an announcement by the prosecution
last night that they would rest their
case 10 minutes after court convenes
Monday morning.
Although defense attorneys have not
divulged the precise nature of the de
fense. they will offer to the charge that
Duncan converted to his own us? a
check for $7,815 place! in his cus
tody during a land condemnation case,
they have frequently alluded to the fact
that he rightfully commingled his pri
vate and public funds in one bank ac
count. "■·
It is expected they will offer evidence
in an attempt to prove he was unaware
of a shorts ge in his accounts and that
if he withdrew the proceeds of the
$7.815 check he did so unwittingly and
without an intention to embezzle the
Judge Walter T. McCarthy ordered
adjournment until Monday at the re
quest of Defense Attorneys Leo P.
Harlow and Amos Crounse, it having
been p-inted out that the case could
not be concluded this week.
Near the end of yesterday's hearing
the prosecution introduced evidence in
support of their contention that more
than 100 checks, totaling in excess of
$40.000. had been drawn against Dun
can's bank account between May, 1930,
and April, 1932, and that the canceled
checks had disappeared.
Prosecutors Collins Denny, jr., and
Lawrence Douglas also called witnesses
in an effort to prove Duncan drew
duplicate pay roll checks and that the
proceeds Irom cashing these alleged
duplicate checks were not accounted for.
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hotel employes said probably was re
ceivd by falling into the tub.
Mr. and Mrs. Zihlman. residents of
Silver Spring. Md.. were attending the
Mo-fe international convention here.
The former suprfme dictator of the
order last saw his wife alive about 6
p.m., when he departed to enter the
Moose parade.
Early in the evening hotel employes
found the door to Mrs. Zihlman's room
open and warned her she should keep
it closed, despite the heat, because of
the possibility of thieves entering.
Later in the night a watchman again
found the door open. Not receiving an
answer when he knocked, he entered
and found the body.
Active in Politics.
Mrs. Zihlman. a native of Cumber
land was well known throughout West
ern Maryland. She had been active
in State and national political cam
paigns with her husband for many
years, particularly since the granting
of woman's suffrage.
In many of her husband's campo ns
for State offices and the House Mrs
Zinlman took the stump and spoke
throughout the district, winning many
votes for her husband.
She was born in Cumberland 44 years
ago. the daughter of Charles and
Catherifie J. Dahl. Her father was a
merchant tailor in Cumberland.
She is survived by her mother, who
lives in Cumberland with a sister, Miss
Madeline Dahl; another sister, Mrs.
George W Mehlberth, of Silver Spring,
Md.; a brother, Bernard Dahl. of
Cumberland, and an adopted daughter,
Suzanne Zihlman
She was a member of St. Peter and
Paul Catholic Church in Cumberland.
Mr. Zihlman was a member of Con
gress from the Sixty-Fifth to the
Seventy-First Congress, being defeated
at the last election by David J. Lewis.
For several years Zihlman was chair
man of the House District Committee
and took an active interest in the affairs
of the District of Columbia.
Famous Vaudeville Actress of Generation Ago in Critical
Condition Under Sister's Care.
By the Associated Press. .
HOLLYWOOD, Calif.. August 27.—I
Separated from her fortune and In a
critical condition as the result of
months of illness. Eva Tanguay, famous
stage and vaudeville artist of years ago.
is under the care of her sister here.
Miss Tanguay had a sinking spell
! Sunday which brought her almost to I
the point of death, but since then has
rallied. Her condition today was still
•ritical. however. She is suffering
from a heart ailment, Bright's disease
and rheumatism.
The actress' fortune was depleted
through Wall Street loeses. bank fail
ures and the awtlng °i vaudeville. Mis.
Walter Gifford, the sister, watches over
her during the day and they have man
aged to get together iunds to employ a
night nurse.
"We are hopeful for Miss Tanguay
and .doing everything possible, but
things do not look very bright for us,"
said Mrs. GifTord.
Not many years ago Miss Tanguiy's
fortune was estimated at between $1
500,000 and $2,000,000 Her sister said
she now faces eviction from the modest
little cottage because of a sheriff's
Miss Tanguay made her fame in
vaudeville houses of the world a gener
ation ago and ' became famous singing
Her popular song. "I Don't Care," _
Hoover, Mills and Meyer Pic
tured as Leaders in New
Offensive Operation.
At the meeting of the Nation-wide
tanking and industrial committees at
Washington yesterday President Hoover
did an unusual thing He made, of
course the opening speech. As he con
cluded there was, as usual, a clearing
if ways rn the assumption that the
Président would, according to universal
custom, leave the room and return to
the White House.
The President, however, stepped to a
chair, sat down and listened to the
speeches of Secretary of the Treasury
Mills Gov. Mever of the Federal
Reserve System. Chairman Pomerene of
the Reconstruction Finance Corporation
and othprs, whose addresses lasted two
hcurs. It was on the President's part
an extraordinary departure from cus
tomary practice
It would be difficult to remember an
occasion in recent years when any
President, after making his own address,
remained for the re?t of the prcgram.
That Mr. Hoover had important matter»
awaiting him at the White House goes
without saying. Equally it goes without
saying that his remaining at the ses
sions of this conference implied on his
part a sense of its importance and his
sympathy with it.
Victory Envisioned.
As one looked upon three men on
the platform. President Hoover. Secre
tary Mills and Gov. Meyer, one had
the feeling of seeing three heads of &
great army at a moment when they
are about to enter upon victory. As
one listened to their plain tales of
what had been done and what is now
being done, one saw this depression
clearly in terms of a war. It was in
terms of war they talked about it. When
a man of the practical temperament
and exact mentality of Eugene Meyer
describes the fight against depression
as "a war, in its early stages defensive,
but now offensive,'' he means just that.
Fanciful imagery for the sake of or
nateness has no place in the solid, sure
footed personality of Eugene Meyer.
As Gov. Meyer talked, as well a*
President Hoover and Secretary Mills,
one saw suddenly the pattern of what
has happened, and one realized it was
warfare. To condense what Gov.
Meyer raid, there were in the world in
March last year four great financial
powers. Great Britain, France, Germany
and the United States. Within six
months, two collapsed, Germany in July
last year and Great Britain in Septem
ber. At once. Gov. Meyer said, th·
world assumed the United States could
not stand. The world began to with
draw gold from America in sums so
large that Ave months of withdrawal at
the early rate would have destroyed us.
The w orld, that is individuals in Europe,
demanded that individual Americana
pay their debts. The world began to
sel', frantically the American securities
ίο ownea.
United States Fought Defensively.
Against these furious onslaughts,
America at the time could only ught
defensively. It was like Gen. Foch dur
ing the great German drives of the
early part of tha great war. This de
fensive war on our part was successful,
and was successful largely because of
those three stuidy men on the pl»tlorm.
President Hoove*. Secretary Mills and
Gov. Meyer. America did not fall.
This defensive part of the war came
to an end at a time's? definite that
Secretary Mills fixed it as July 27,
barely four weeks ago. It was on that
day the three leaders took up the of
fensive part off the war. the American
drive for recovery, similar to the allies'
drive against Germany during the latter
part of the Great War.
Their assembly of offensive weapons
for victory was curiously similar to an
operation in war. President Hoover
and his associates organized institution
after institution, resource after resource,
adapted to attack against depression
along; a dozen different fronts. One of
the institutions was this assembly of
committees of business men and bank
ers in each of the 12 Federal Reserve
districts, now assembled in Washington.
President Hoover was careful to say
that much remains to be done and that
victory depends on the aggregate of
efforts of individuals all over the coun
try acting along the familiar American
line of individual initiative. As the
President put it. the battle of Chateau
Thierry has been won, the aggressive
attack of the enemy has been overcome,
but there remains now the forward
push of America analogous to the last
four months of the great war. That
victory is certain, and is only a mat
ter of time, could be seen in the quiet
confidence of the Preisdent, Secretary
Mills and Governor Meyer. The three,
in their strong, dependable person
alties, made on this audience of two or
three hundred American business men
the impression that Foch must have
made on his associates when, after long
endurance and patience, he knew the
time for offensive battle for final vic
tory had come.
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rived. It was the same old story—
civilians start wars and the Army stops
Intelligence Organization Has Made ne
Col. W. H. Wilson, attached to the
ofl\ce of the director of Army intelli
gence. said he had no knowledge of
the discovery of the printing press de
scribed by Assistant Secretary Davison.
He said the Army Intelligence Service
does not conduct investigations into
civil matters in peace time and that it
had nothing to do with this case.
Col. Wilson said he had a "vague
recollection" of a letter being received
from a person in the Middle West re
porting the existence of some such
printing prees. He said they had no
record of the disposition of this letter,
but that in the normal course it would
have been turned over to the Depart
ment of Justice. He added that he
knew of no Army agency which would
have conducted such an investigation.
Assistant Attorney General Nugent
Dodds. who has been in charge of the
Federal investigation of the bonus riots
here, said he has never seen such a
letter and had never heard of the
printing press. Mr. Dodds said he felt
sure he wt uld have been advised if
any such information had been received
at the Department of Justice.
Employes of Mr. Davison's office were
endeavoring to reach him in New York
by long-distance telephone in an effort
to ascertain the exact language he used
In reference to the discharge papers.
It was said no comment would be
forthcoming until this information had
been secured.
Robert Jackson, 1500 block of Seventh
.street, reported to police today that $500
worth of wearing apparel had been
stolen from his business establishment
at that address.
He said two colored men were seen
to leave his place with the clothes, but
made their escape before they could be
stopped. Police believe the men were
using a car reported stolen her# 1»

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