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WEATHER.
(U. S Weather Bureau Forecaitl
Fair and warmer today: tomorrow,
increasing cloudiness, possibly followed
by rain: colder Monday night; moder
ate to iresh southwest winds. Temper
atures—Highest, 74, at 3 p.m. yesterday;
lowest, 43 at 7 a.m. yesterday.
Full report on page 9.
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TEN CENTS
ELSEWHERE
HOOVER PICKS OHIO
FOR NEXT ADDRESS
IN CAMPAIGN TOUR
Cleveland May Be Selected
as Wider Trip Is Urged,
But Not Decided.
NEW JERSEY ASKS AID
FROM CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Minnesota and Other States Pre
dict Big G. 0. P. Gains if Presi
dent Will Speak There.
President Hoover has selected Ohio
for his next major campaign speech,
but he has not yet decided whether he
can extend his original campaign pro
gram by Including a swing farther Into
the Midwest, and probably to the Far
West, as has been urged upon him by
many of his friends and political ad
visers.
The date and place in Ohio where
the speech will te delivered have not
yet been decided. Indications are
Cleveland, Cincinnati or Columbus will
be the city selected. Word has been
received at the White House from Ohio
party leaders urging selection of Cleve
land. and saying they have already con
tracted for the huge city auditorium.
These advisers also pointed out that
Mr. Hoover's presence in the Lake City
probably would have a better political
effect than in any other part of the
State.
Since the President's return from his
Des Moines trip he has received re
quests from party leaders in many sec
tions for him to include their particular
Etates in his speaking program.
West Held Crucial Area.
The President and his close advisers,
however, have reasons to feel his cam
paign unquestionably needs strengthen- j
ing in the West and Midwest. Alarm
ing reports have been received from !
campaign managers in the Western
section and because of this the Presi
dent is giving serious consideration to
suggestions to extend his Ohio trip to
a real invasion of the West, which
would include personal campaigning as
f3r as the Rocky Mountains. He is
being urged also to come to Detroit,
Mich., where Gov. Roosevelt is said to
be strong at this time.
Pounds Nominated
By Gotham G. O. P.
For Mayor's Race
/
71-Year-Old Candidate to
Oppose O'Brien, Choice
of Tammany.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, October 8.—It's Lewis
H. Pounds, organization Republican,
against John P. O'Brien, Tammany
Democrat, for the next mayor of New
York.
Prom Brooklyn, and former State
treasurer, Pounds was nominated unan
imously tonight in a citywide G. O. P.
convention.
Like that of the Democrats lart
Tuesday, tonight's was a convention Li
formality onl;', to comply with the law.
Fully 3 licurs before th? approxi
mately 9.000 delegates gathered in
Me^ca Temple, οίΐ Broadway on Fifty
fifth street, the five borough organiza
tion leaders had agreed upon Pounds.
Uproarious throughout, the conven
tion assumed the nature of a campaign
rally, tossed into a climatic furore with
the surprise visit of Col. William J.
Donovan, the Republican nominee for
Governor.
For all of 20 minutes. the horns,
(Continued on Page 4, Column 7.)
Recommends Lehman as
Successor and Hits G. 0. P.
in Hyde Park Talk.
By the Associated Press.
HDYE PARK. Ν. Y. October 8 —
With Alfred E. Smith definitely aligned
on his side for the remainder of the
campaign. Franklin D. Roosevelt spent
today among his neighbors of Dutchess
County and recommended to them his
old co-worker, Herbert H. Lehman, for
governorship.
Appearing as the honor guest of the
Franklin D. Roosevelt home club on a
flag swathed platform in the county
fair grounds at Washington Hollow,
the Democratic presidential candidate
told the several hundred persons of his
home county about the cross-country
campaign trip he just finished and of
his ideas of the economic interde
pendency of all sections of the country.
It is doubtful π Mr. Hoover win
reach a conclusion regarding this im
portant matter of political strategy
within the next few days, however.
Senator Kean of New Jersey, Re
publican national committeeman for
that State, called upon the President
yesterday and urged him to make at
least one speech in that State before
election day. The Republk:an leader
irankly said that the situation in his
State is not promising and much work
must be done before election day ii the
Republican ticket is to win.
Minnesota Asks Help.
Senator Schall. one of the Republic
en leaders of Minnesota, while feeling
that Minnesota will remain in the Re- !
publican column, admitted that he was :
glad the election would not be held |
tomorrow, and, like the New Jersey ;
Senator, said a visit on the part of the
President to that State would remove
any doubt as to the outcome in No
vember.
He said the President's Des Moines
speech had a tremendous effect
throughout the country and no doubt
■won him many votes. He expressed
the belief that a few more speeches like
that would sweep the country for Mr.
Hoover.
Mi. Hoover's campaign, as originally
arranged, called for only three major j
speeches out of Washington and it was I
definitely understood that one of these |
would be either in New York City or
Eoston. Developments in the past two ]
or three weeks have prompted some of !
the President's advisers to suggest
abandoning a perfonol visit to New ;
York or to New England, because i(
was thought he already had won that
section, and to devote his fight to the
Midwest and then on to the Rockies
and. if possible, to the Pacific Coast,
■where his Democratic opponent is
credited with being in the lead.
There is also some talk of President
Hoover making a personal trip to his
old home at Palo Alto, Calif., to cast a
ballot on election day and to receive
returns on election night at his home
there as he did on the night of his vic
tory four years ago. It is not neces
sary for the President and Mrs. Hoover
to go to Palo Alto to vote, however, as
thev may remain in the White House
and cast their ballots by mail.
.Si7 DND LIFe'iS TAKEN
IN OREGON FOREST FIRES
Fighter on Wilson River Blaze
Killed by Falling
Snag.
By the Associated Press.
PORTLAND, Oreg., October 8.—A
second life was added to this week's
toll of destruction by Western Oregon
forest fires when John A. Guiry, 51, of
Portland, a fire fighter on the Wilson
River blaze near Forest Grove, was
struck and killed by a falling snag.
Another fire fighter lost his life earlier
In the week in the blaze that destroyed
tho mill town of Cochran.
Elsewhere through Western Oregon
and in Southwestern Washington the
fires that swooped unseasonally to
bring unprecedented destruction to
homes, an entire town, valuable timber,
railroad properties and logging camps
were reported under control today.
• ·»ν gtvu^vu WC1UIC illlJl, 1111 -
Lng the fence about the race track,
sitting on the grass that bordered the
track and half filling the band stand
behind him as the candidate outlined
his views that all prosperity roust flow
from the raising of the economic level
of the different branches of agriculture.
Mr. Roosevelt said he was convinced
that If the prices of major agricultural
commodities, wheat, corn, cotton and
tobacco, could be stabilized at a rea
sonable level, the prices of others would
automatically advance.
Hirher Price Hope.
As the automobile of tlje Governor
drove through the crowd to the speak
er's stand and he walked to the stand,
escorted by a State trooper, there was
a cheer from the crowd. Mr. Roosevelt
sat and listened while Dr. J. Lewis
Amster. the chairman of the club's
Committee on Arrangements, intro
duced Lehman, who in turn Introduced
the presidential candidate.
A warm October sun beat down upon
the open stand and a shirt-sleeved mar.
passed through the crowd selling lem
onade from a white pitcher. In the
center of the race track lines of au
tomobiles were guided into parking lots
by State troopers.
Lehman told the crowd that he came
as an admirer of the guest of honor—
"the next President of the United
States." The lieutenant governor told
of his long association with Roosevelt
and said that if he went into the guber
natorial office to succeed the candi'late
he would "have the examples of Alfred
E. Smith and Gov. Roosevelt to live
up to."
As Mr. Roosevelt came before the
microphones a man in the crowd
shouted:
"Duchess County's President."
"That's something," said the candi
date. tmlling. "that I haven't heard
since I left here."
He told of the crowds he had en
(Contlnued on Page 4, Column 3.)
FUND PLANNED TO SEND
5,000 MEXICANS HOME
Michigan Governor's Proposal De
signed to Cut Welfare Expendi
tures in Communities.
y
By the Associated Press.
LANSING, Mich, October 8 —A plan
to reduce welfare expenditures in a
number of Michigan communities by
aiding the voluntary return of approxi
mately 5,000 Mexicans to their native
land was announced today by Gov. Wil
ber M. Brucker.
It Is estimated transportation costs
will average $15 per person and the
communities In which the Mexicans now
live are to be asked to defray this ex
pense. The approximately 5,000 are
members of about 1,100 families, and all
are reported as anxious and willing to
return to Mexico.
Gov Brucker raid the President of
Mexico and the Governors of all Mex
ican States have promised to place the
returning frmilles on farms and feed
them until they can harvest crops.
If the proposal materializes special
trains *111 leave from Saginaw, Detroit,
Port Huron and possibly other points
early in November.
FISHMONGER, CLAIMING ROYALTY
AS PARENTS, SEEKS £6,000,000
Proof Promised That He Is Son of Emperor Maximilian
and Empress Charlotte of Mexico.
Br the Associated Press.
LONDON, October 8.—The Sunday
Dispatch says a London fishmonger has
laid claim to the $6,000,000 in jewels
and bullion that lies in 30 fathoms of
water off the Virginia capes in the hull
of the liner Merida.
The fish peddler, William Brightwell,
was quoted as basing his claim on his
previously advanced statement that he
it the son of the til-fated Emperor. Max·
imilian of Mexico, and the "mad Em
press" Charlotte, who died in 1927.
Brightwell's attorneys said they had
served notice on the organizers of a
salvage expedition now preparing to re
trieve the treasures from the Merida
that Brightwell is the son and heir of
Maximilian and Charlotte, and that
they are prepared to furnish proof when
the occasion arises.
The link between the jewels and the
(Continued on Pace 2, Column 2.")·
f
DEMOCRATS MI
|ON RESENTMENT OF
MIDWEST TO WIN
Farmers and Businessmen
Lay Low Agricultural
Prices to Hoover.
IQWA TIDE IS BELIEVED
TURNED TO REPUBLICANS
Improvement in Administration's
Pcsiticn Is laid to Des Moines
Address of President.
BY G. GOULD LINCOLN.
8ta(t Correspondent of The Star.
OMAHA, Nebr., October 8.—In the
great block of farm States from Michi
gan to Scuth Dakota and from Minne
sota to Nebraska, the one outstanding
Issue In the presidential campaign up
to date Is the low price of grain crops
and live stock. The farmer In Illinois,
like the farmer In Nebraska, Wisconsin,
Iowa and Michigan, Is sufferng and has
suffered greatly. Business in these
farm States feels the plight of the
farmer as strongly as the farmer him
self. Resentment at the conditions on
the farms is aimed at President Hoover
and the Republican administration. It
is on that resentment alone that the
Democrats are counting to win. The
wet and dry question is figuring but
little, so far as can be observed. In the
election campaign, except In the big
cities, Chicago, Detroit, St. Paul, etc.,
where it may operate somewhat in favor
of the Democrats.
The speech of President Hoover In
Des Moines last Tuesday was the one
great development, from the Republican
point of view. In these Western States,
during the week just closed, Mr.
Hoover's visit to Icwa, it is believed, has
saved that State for the Republican.-;.
His speech, listened to by thousands
upon thousands of farmers and business
men in all these Western States, has
undoubtedly won back to the Republi
can fold many of the voters in all these
States who had strayed to the Demo
cratic camp. Even the Democrats ad
mit this. They are sending former Sen
ator James A. Reed of Missouri, vitriolic
"Jim" Reed, to Des Moines this week
to reply to the President and to cap
that, the Roosevelt campaigners ar
ranged to get Senator Gecrge W. Norris.
Republican insurgent, who is supporting
the Democratic national ticket, to speak
also in Des Moines October 22.
Tide Turns to Boosevelt.
With the exception of Michigan and
Iowa, which today seem to be inclining
tc Hoover and the Republicans, all of
these seven States which I have visited
either look to be surely Democratic or
are leaning sirongiy uiai way. r.ven ui
Michigan and Iowa there Is strong
anti-Hoover sentiment.
But the tide in those two States
seems to be on the turn, aided by a
revitalized Republican organization. It
is probably swinging more and more to
Hoover in these other States, which
ordinarily are strongly Republican, al
though the evidence at hand is that
the swing must reach far greater pro
portions than it has up to date II
Hoover is to carry them.
One thing that has interfered with
a greater swing to the Republican side
is the failure of farm prices to increase
since President Hoover made his ad
dress in Des Moines. Wheat, for ex
ample, is 4 cents lower and corn 2 cents.
What the Republicans are praying for
(Continued on Page 4, Column I.)
Snow Falls in Montana.
HELENA. Mont.. October 8 <4>).—
Snowfall cf varying depth was reported
today from most sections of Central
and Northern Montana and a scattered
area in Wyoming.
Miles City. Mont., had a 10-inch
blanket on the ground.
The storm grounded airplanes and
Interfered with play on many foot ball
fields.
TODAY'S STAR
The Star's weekly political review
urill be fc-und on Pages B-4 and B-5.
PART ONE—20 PAGES.
General News—Local, National and
Foreign.
Schools and Colleges—Page B-3.
PART TWO^IO PAGES.
Editorials and Editorial Features.
Veterans of Foreign Wars—Page 4.
District of Columbia Naval Reserve—
Page 4.
Marine Corps News—Page 6.
Serial Story, "Station L-O-V-E"—
Page 6.
News of the Clubs—Page 6.
Army and Navy News—Page 6.
Fraternities—Page 7.
W. C. T. U Activities—Page 7.
Parent-Teacher Activities—Page 7.
District National Guard—Page 7.
PART THREE—12 PAGES.
Society.
PART FOUR—β PAGES.
Amusement Section—Stage, Screen and
Music.
In the Motor World—Page 4.
Aviation Activities—Page 4. I
Public Library News—Page 4.
Radio News—Page 5.
American Legion—Page 6.
Disabled Veterans—Page 6.
Y. W. C. A. News—Page 6.
American Legion Auxiliary—Page 6.
PART FIVE—4 PAGES.
Sports.
PART SIX—14 PAGES.
Financial and Classified Advertising.
Spanish War Veterans—Page 13.
Organized Reserves—Page 14.
D. A. R. Activities—Page 14.
Gold Star Mothers—Page 14.
PART SEVEN—16 PAGES.
Magazine Section
Reviews of New Books—Page 11.
Notes of Art and Artists—Page 12.
Cross-word Puzzle—Page 13.
Boys' and Girls' Page-r-Page 14.
High Lights of History—Page 15.
Those Were the Happy Days—Pegs 16.
GRAPHIC SECTION—« PAGES.
World Events in Pictures.
COLOR SECTION—8 PAGES.
Holly of Hollywood; Keeping Up With
the Joneses; Mutt and Jeff; Reg'lar
Fellers; Mr. and Mrs.: The Timid
Soul; Little Orphan Annie; Moon
MulUns; Tarzan.
LAMB1
THF. LOST IS FOUND!
Texas Supreme Court Orders
Name Placed on Election
Ballot.
I By the Associated Press.
AUSTIN, Tex., October 8.—Mrs.
, Miriam A. (Ma) Ferguson was certi
fied officially today as the Democratic
nominee for Governor of Texas under a
Supreme Court decision ordering her
name placed on the November general
election ballet.
The court ruled against Gov. R. S.
Sterling, who .contested Mrs. Ferguson's
nomination on the allegation that up
ward of 50.000 illegal votes had been
cast In the August run-οΠ primary In
favor of his opponent. Mrs. Ferguson
deteated Sterling by about 4.000 votes
in the primary.
In comDliance with a writ of man
damus. Mrs. Jane Y. McCallum. secre
tary of State, telegraphed certification
of the nomination to all county clerks,
authorizing them to have the name
printed on the ballot. The tolls were
paid by James E. Ferguson, husband of
the nominee and himself a former Gov
ernor.
The court expressed no opinion on
ι the merits of Sterling's charges of
j fraud, or his primary opponent's counter
j charges of illegal voting in favor of
Sterling. The decision held that it
would be impossible to try the contest
and obtain a final judgment before
November 8 Dismissal of Sterling's
action in District Court was upheld.
The court ruled that Mrs. Ferguson's
certificate of nomination, issued by the
State Democratic convention, was
valid and gave her a title to the nom
ination that could be set aside only by
a final judgment of a court of compe
tent jurisdiction. Since the court con
cluded it was Impossible to obtain a
final Judgment in time, it declared Mrs.
Ferguson had the right to have her
name appear on the ballot.
A plea that "the intense feeling inci
dent to this, as well εβ other political
campaigns, will cease," was made to
night by Mrs. Ferguson.
She expressed the hope "everybody
will not turn their attention to a Demo
cratic victory. State and national, in
November, from which the people expect
relief from our present economic trou
bles.·'
"As Governor." she said, "I promise
to give my undivided time and atten
tion to the affairs of the office. Of
course, my husband will help me as he
should, and as every one expects he
will."
SUPPORT G. O. P. CANDIDATE.
Anti-Ferguson Democratic Organization
Will Bolt Nominee.
DALLAS. Tex., October 8 (/P).—An
organization of Democrats opposed to
Mrs Miriam A. <Ma) Ferguson as Dem
ocratic nominee for Govenor of Texas
today anounced its support of Orville
(Continued on Page 4, Column 4.)
Foot Ball Results
With 25,000 on hand to see Ala
bama trounce George Washing
ton. 28-6, at Griffith Stadium,
and the largest throng ever to
attend a game at Maryland U.,
where V. P. I. won decisively.
23-0. foot ball swung into its full
stride yesterday despite unseason
ably warm weather. Gallaudet
was nosed out by Washington
College in its contest. 6-0, while
American U. went down fighting
against Hampden-Sidney by a
31-20 count.
Michigan and Purdue register
ed spectacular conference vic
tories in the Midwest over North
western and Minnesota, respec
tively. 15-6 and 7-0, while the
feature in the South was Tulane's
34-25 score over Georgia.
Chicago, playing Yale In the
East for the first time, achieved
a 7-7 draw, but the biggest upset
was Ohio Wesleyan's 19-12 vic
tory over Syracuse. Navy easily
defeated Washington and Lee, 33
0; Army swamped Carleton, 57-0;
Columbia vanquished Princeton,
20-7; Dartmouth was able cnly
to eke out a 6-0 verdict over
Lafayette: Indiana surprised Ohio
State with » 7-7 tie; Notre Dame
opened It* season by burying the
Haskell Indians. 73-0. and Ne
braska conquered Iowa State,
12-β.
In the South, Florida defeated
Sewanee, 19-0; Tennessee con
quered North Carolina, 20-7;
Kentucky sank Georgia Tech,
12-8, and Auburn downed Duke,
18-7.
Mfl BRIDGE
ASSURED BY R. F. C.
Loan Promised for Structure
41/2 Miles Long Over San
Francisco Bay.
By the Associated Press.
The Reconstruction Corporation yes
terday agreed to lend California enough
money to assure construction of a i'-j
mile bridge across San Francisco Bay,
the largest structure of its kind ever
projected.
The span, a toll bridge, will connect
the San Francisco side of the bay with
Oakland and Alameda County, linking
population totaling 1.200,000. It will
form a direct automobile route between
San Francisco and points east and
north of that city.
The corporation agreed to buy $62,
000,000 of bonds provided the State will
supply the remaining needed $8,000,
000. It also required that the State
place operation of the structure in the
hands of the State Highway Commis
sion until the bonds are paid off. It
it estimated the bridge will pay for
itself in 25 years.
__ Besides the San Francisco loan, the
(Continued on Page 8, Column 1.)
Validity of Treaty of 1907 Is;
Controverted—Fixes Zones
in China.
Bj Cable to The Star.
LONDON, October 8 —The Japanese
government several weeks ago offered a
formal alliance to Prance, the Sunday
Times will state tomorrow, but the ;
offer was declined.
"The offer was carefully examined at )
Quai d'Orsay (French foreign office),
but all idea of accepting it was aban- 1
doned after a veteran French diplomat,
who has had considerable experience
in Far Eastern affairs, placed on record
hie emphatic opinion that to accept It
would be "dishonorable,' " the news
paper reports. "It was considered that
it would be a breach of faith with the
other powers to conclude such an alli
ance while the investigation by the
Lytton cdtnir.tssion into Japanese action
In Manchuria was proceeding."
Japan Aided by France.
Incidentally, this paper's diplomatic
correspondent says that the Lytton re
port would have dealt considerably
more severely with Japan save for the
opposition of its French member. Gen.
Henri Claudel, whose "standpoint
throughout was favorable to Japan."
The writer declares that, behind the j
scenes in France and elsewhere, a live
ly controversy is proceedine regarding
the question of the validity of the
Franco-Japanese treaty of June lu, |
1907, and especially of the letters ex- ;
changed between the two governments ι
defining the object of the accord.
The treaty contained no time limit
and the letters exchanged bound France
and Japan, while respecting the "inde
pendence" of China, to recognize Chi
nese regions where their respective spe
cial rights and interests would be recip
rocately upheld.
Southern China for France.
In the case of France, these regions
were the three Southern Provinces of
China. In the case of Japan, they
were Fukien in the South, and in the !
northeast those areas cf Manchuria and ]
Mongolia In which Japan claimed spe
cial rights.
The present controversy turns upon
whether this treaty and the letters de
fining it. have been superseded by cov
enant, which binds the members of the
League to abrogate international obli
gations inconsistent with the terms of
the covenant.
(Copyright, 1933 Λ
WOOL DEALER DEFIES
PICKETS IN DAKOTA
Truck Load Dumped in Ditch, He j
Refuses to Heed Warning to
Halt Sales.
Br the Associated Press.
MINOT, N. Dak.. October 8.—Dump
ing et a truckload of wool in a roadside
ditch drew a fiery declaration of defi
ance from the owner tonight.
Elmer Rose, local hide and fur com
pany manager, said his firm's marketing
would continue next week despite warn
ing of pickets who commandeered his
truck and rolled off 3' 2 tons of wool.
He said he would not institute crimi
nal action against the 25 pickets, but
that marketing of wool snd hides, which
are under the Ward County Farmers'
Holiday Association ban on n:n-perish
able products, would not be discon
tinued.
Walter Ham, driver of the truck, told
officers fence posts In the road forced
him to stop near here late yesterday.
Ham said pickets b:arded the vehicle,
forced him to drive back 2 miles and i
remove the load. After picketing ceased I
at β p.m., company employes reloaded I
the wool and brought it here.
Holiday Association leaders said they
halted a company truck last week and
let it proceed after being assured by
the driver no mere wool would be mar
keted by the firm.
Pickets have been on roads near here
more than a week in their attempt to
raise farm products prices by curtailing .
marketing.
SIX EARTH TREMORS
No Damage, However, Reported in
California Valley.
BRAWLEY, Calif., October 8 (Λ">.—
A series of six earth tremors started
here just before midnight and con
tinued at intervals until this afternoon.
No damage was reported anywhere in
the Imperial Valley, but the shocks were
sufficiently strong to rouse residents
here from their deep.
There was a sharp tremor at 1:15
PJB. ^
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MERLANE, FREQUENT TARGET
OF GANGS, DIES NATURAL DEATH
Inventor of Underworld "Ride," Tried for
Murder, Shot Often, Succumbs
»
to Pneumonia.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, October 8.—Prank Mc
Erlane, ruthless, mad killer who cheated
the enemies that tried to kill him in his
own way, died in bed today.
Prosecutors of two States had tried to
put him away for murder.
His common-law wife had shot and
wounded him.
Gunmen sought him out in his hos
pital bed, but their bullets failed.
Pneumonia took him at last, in a hos
pital down at Beardstown, 111., but a
peaceful death was denied him, even
though it was natural. In his last hours
he struggled violently, screamed in his
delirium—fearing, perhaps, the foes of
the underworld in which he had lived a
violent life; fought against four strong
men who endeavored to quiet him in his
cot and knocked out a nurse at his bed
side.
For 21 years he had been feared and
hated as a cruel wanton slayer.
He had been the inventor of the gang
land death ride, had helped engineer a
famous jail-break, but had never been
convicted of murder.
It was back in 1923 that McErtane
and a coterie ol Oapcoe gunner*, n
putedly Ralph Sheldon. Joe Saltis and
others, hijacked a truckload of beer In
bound from Joliet. Morrie Keane and
Thomas Egan, the drivers, were bound
hand and foot and tossed into McEr
lane's car.
What was to be done with the prison
ers?
McErlane, in answer, is alleged to
have turned toward the rear seat, fired
a blast from his shotgun into Keane's
body, reloaded, emptied it again at
Egan. It was the first gangland "ride."
McErlane was arrested, Indicted, but
"beat the rap." The prosecutor drop
ped the charges.
Time and again he proved his im
munity.
Nearly 15 years ago he figured in a
sensational escape from the old Cook
County Jail. Lloyd Bopp had been con
victed of the murder of Herman Malow,
an Oak Park policeman. McErlane
was awaiting trial. One night Mc
Erlane, Bopp. Earl Dear and "Big Joe"
Moran. a safeblower, now in Joliet
Penitentiary, captured a county Jail
guard, locked htm up, crawled through
bars already sawed loose and dropped
down a rope to freedom.
A year later McErlane was caught—
but the penalty was only three years
• (Continued an Page a, Column 4.)
DETECTIVE CHIEF
TO CONTINUE ΠΕΗΤ
AGAINST REMOVAL
Reports Following Statement
Deploring Revolt Spiked
by Burke.
CASE EXPECTED TO GET
PRECEDENCE TUESDAY
Glassford, Blaming Protest Move
on "Individual," Exonerate»
Inspector.
Inspector Frank S. W. Burke an
nounced last night he Intended to carry
out his plan to fight the efforts of
Supt. Glassford to remove him as chief
of detectives, despite reports to the con
trary.
The rumors were predicated on
Burke's statement deploring the action
of a group of members of the depart
ment in urging a special meeting of
the Policemen's Association to con
demn Glassford's recent administrative
shake-up.
The statement had been taken as an
indication that Burke had changed his
mind and would accept a reassignment
without protest "for the good of the
service." Burke, however, said there
was absolutely no foundation for such
reports, and that he is prepared to go
before the Board of Commissioners
Tuesday and make a vigorous fight for
the retention of his present position.
Chief Blames Individual.
Aside from the Burke case, Gen.
Glassford has another unpleasant mat
ter he expects to dispose of this week ;
which grew out of the short-lived revolt ;
against his plans to oust the detective
chief. The outbreak, he said, was "de- !
liberately and viciously" inspired by an
"individual" among a small group of
policemen for the purpose of discredit- :
ing him and forcing his resignation, ι
Glassford declined to name the "in
dividual." but said he had decided on
a course of action which he also re
fused to disclose. "When that action ι
is taken." he told newspapermen, "you
will know about it."
The superintendent explained that
Burke was not the "Individual." "I
am confident," he said, "that Inspector
Burke is not the type of man who
would do a thing like that."
Indications at the District Building
are that the Burke case will be taken
up as the first order of business when
the Commissioners convene Tuesday for
their semi-weekly board meeting. The
outcome, however, is problematical.
Gen. Crosby Is Silent.
MaJ. Gen. Herbert B. Crosby, Com
missioner In chaire of police, has per
sistently refused to discuss the case,
except to publicly assure Burke an
opportunity to defend himself against
Glassford's charges of lack of co
operation and "temperamental incom
patibility." Commissioner Relchel
derfer has been out of the city during
the cor.troversy, and his position also
1s unknown.
Glassford. nevertheless. Is confident ι
the Commissioners will support him,
and if they approve the Burke reas
signment. he is ready to make recom
mendations for several other important
personnel changes. Including the pro
motion of Capt. Edward J. Kelly to the |
rank of inspector and his assignment
as chief of detectives. He refuses to
indicate what he will do if the Com
missioners turn down his recommenda
tions.
Unaware of Contents.
Although Glassford's written expia- :
nation to the Commissioners as to his
reasons for recommending Burke's 1
transfer have been at the District Build
ing since Monday, the detective chief
is yet unaware of their contents. He
is inclined to believe now that whatever
defense he makes will have to be done
orally and without seeing the charges
in advance.
As a prelude to the action of the
Commissioners Tuesday, the Public
Order Committee of the Washington
Board of Trade may consider the po
lice situation at its monthly dinner
meeting tomorrow night at the Raleigh
Hotel. Inspector Burke is a member
of the committee, but he does not ex- .
pect to attend.
GETS 10 YEARS IN THEFT
Slayer of American Awaiting Trial
Is Sentenced.
VERSAILT.ES. Prance, October 8
(4>>.—Guy Da vin, 25. Frenchman, who
will go on trial next month for the
murder of Richard Wall, an American,
was sentenced today to 10 years in
prison on several charges of theft com
mitted before Wall was killed.
Richard Wall, formerly of New York,
was killed m December, last year.
Davin, police said, confessed that he
had robbed and slain the American
and thrown the body into the Seine,
from which It was later recovered.
CURTIS GETS MORE TIME
Trenton Prosecutor Consents to Ap
peal Continuance.
TRENTON, N. J., October 8 UP).—
Prosecutor Anthony M. Hauck of
Hunterdon County said today he had
consented to continuance until January
of the appeal of John Hughes Curtis
from his conviction on a charge of ob
structing the search for the kidnapers
of the Lindbergh baby.
He said he and Ryman Herr, defense
counsel, had agreed to submit the case
of briefs to the Supreme Court.
TWO ARMY HORS
ON STREET
Gallant Fort Myer Steeds, 2i
Victims of Enfo

Two gallant old Cavalry horses, one
22 years old, the other 20, dropped dead
In their tracks from exhaustion yester
day afternoon as Port Myer's Troop E,
13th United States Cavalry, wearily
skirted Dupont Circle on the final lap
of a gruelling 25-mile march from the
Army maneuvers at Port George O.
Meade, Md.
The two faithful mounts died "with
tbslr boot· on," thus upholding thé beat
WORLD SECURITY.
WIIHIO-YEARARMS
CUT. AIM OF PARIS
Geneva Delegation Reported
Offering Plan for Study
of Conference.
MAXIMUM REDUCTION
ACCEPTED AS FIXED
Premier Herriot to Visit London
Wednesday to Discuss Reich
Equality Demands.
By the Associated Press.
PARIS, October 8.—Dispatches from
Geneva tonight said the French delega
tion there had formulated a plan link
ing the ideas of universal security and
progressive disarmament over a 10-year
period.
The Ha vas (French) Agency in a
Geneva report said Premier Edouard
Herriot of France would make a speech
in Alsace tomorrow that would contain
special mention of the French sugges
tion.
It was added that the plan would be
offered to the world disarmament con
ference at Geneva after it had been
definitely approved by the French war
council and cabinet.
The plan will suggest progressive dis
armament in two stages of five years
each and treat as universal rather than
strictly French the problem of security.
Sets Disarming Limit.
The first part of the proposal, called
the maximum, sets forth the extreme
limit to which France is willing to dis
arm providing the powers submit to
severe armament control and engage
themselves to enforce sanctions.
The second part, called the minimum,
will describe the point beyond which
France feels unable to disarm provid
ing the conditions of security are no
greater than a certain degree believed
by France to be indispensable.
These reports followed upon the
statement in Le Temps here that the
Hoover disarmament program of a gen
eral one-third cut in arms "offers
ground for a possible understanding
among all nations."
(As quoted in London last night,
Geneva dispatches said the new French
plan of disarmament was a combina
tion of President Hoover's proposal and
of the French security ideas based on
a League of Nations police force.)
Herriot te Visit London.
Meanwhile Premier Herriot was un
derstood to be planning a trip to Lon
don next Wednesday to confer with
Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
about Germany's demand for equality
in armament·.
The foreign office announced Thurs
day that the proposed four-power arm·
meeting at London had been post
poned indefinitely, explaining that
France and England would continue
informal discussion of the problem.
The premier's trip would be in con
formity with this plan.
In addition to the German question,
the premier plans to continue with Mr.
MacDonald the disarmament conver
sations which were begun at Geneva.
Norman H. Davis. American delegate
to the Geneva conference, already has
gone to London after having exchanged
views with M. Herriot. Le Temps said
today that the meeting between the
American delegate and the premier
confirmed "once more the excellent
spirit of confident collaboration char
acterizing relations between Paris and
Washington."
Confers With Tyrrell.
Premier Herriot conferred with Lord
Tyrrell, the British Ambassador, at
length today, the two of them discuss
ing the German equality demands.
M. Herriot gave a resume of the
French position of acceptance of the
British proposal for a conference, with
the conditions that the exchange of
views be held at Geneva and not limited
to the four big powers.
The premier's position was outlined
as being that the entire question of the
equality of armaments should be treated
basically as one of security.
Later the premier talked with Arthur
Henderson, president of the Disarma
ment Conference, who stopped in en
route to Geneva. They talked about the
program of coming meetings at Geneva
"in order to facilitate the continuation
of the work undertaken."
HOPE RISES IN LONDON.
Three Powers Are Understood T·
Favor Conference.
LONDON. October 8 OP).—Govern
ment officials indicated today that they
were more hopeful about the disarma
ment situation. This feeling was
predicated on an authoritative state
ment that France, Germany and Italy
favored an early exchange of views as
suggested by Great Britain when the
powers were Invited to confer in Lon
don.
The opinion expressed by observer»
here was that if there is a genuine
desire to bridge the gap caused by Ger
many's withdrawal from the confer
ence at Geneva, the matter of a place
and date for a four-power meeting
could be arranged without difficulty.
Norman H. Davis, American delegate
to the Geneva Disarmament Confer
ence. will go tomorrow to the country
home of Sir John Simon, British for
eign secretary. He will spend the night
there, returning to London Monday
morning, and with Sir John he will dis
cuss disarmament in general and naval
arms in particular, "nils afternoon Mr.
Da ris consulted with Ambassador An
drew W. Mel'on.
Sources close to American officialdom
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ES DROP DEAD
IN LONG MARCH
! and 20 Years Old, Called
reed Economy.
tradition* of the service. "Dead cf
heart failure due to overexertion" will
be the final official insertion on their
records at Fort Myer. For eight days
they had stood the relentless grind of
field maneuvers. At the end their
hearts simply gave out.
Lawrence Halstead, an agent of the
Humane Society, saw what had hap
pened from a passing street car and in
response to his request a veterinarian
and an Army truck were dispatched
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