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Condon Tells Story of Ransom'
Negotiations and His Effort to Induce "John" to Return Baby (Continued From First Page.) Interrupted time after time by the prosecution and defense. "I object to what he said at that time," Fisher would thunder. "Now, just don't tell us what you said. but only what you did," Wilentz gently cautioned. Condon is almost old enough to be Wilentz's grandfather. Condon taught "boys" of WilenU's present age about the time the attor ney general was born. The prosecutor handled the vener able witness with the patience he might employ with a child. Condon was a difficult student. Wi lentz was a tireless, kindly teacher. Condon would grin sheepishly after every technical error in his testimony. Condon at length told how he and Retch finally got to Woodlawn Ceme tery. "I got out of the car and went over to the space in front of the gates. I took out the letter and read it again." "What happened?" Returned A^ain to Car. "Nothing fer a while," said the doc tor, noting that a man walked down the street in the meanwhile. He went back to the car for a few minutes. Then the kidnaper signaled him. he said. "1 saw a handkerchief being waved." Condon described the first time he met the ransom collector. "Who is the man who spoke to you between the gates of the cemetery?" Wilentz asked. "John." "And who is John?" "Bruno Richard Hauptmann." Condon said: "The man was inside the ccmetery gate." Q. And then what happened? A. Well, he kept waving the hand kerchief through the bars of the gate. Q. Then? A. Then I went and said, "I know you." Alarmed bv a rustle in the ceme tery. John quickly scaled the cemetery fence, "turner fashion," Condon re lated. John ran, saying "cops" were there, he added. * Called "John" Cowardly. As "John" fled into Van Cortlandt Park, Jafsie dramatically continued: "I .aid. 'Hey. come back here. Don't be cowardly. Here I am a poor school teacher and you're leaving me here to be drilled.' " Jafsie related how he caught up with John and sat down with him on a park bench. Condon described the cemetery scene dramatically. "He told me. 'It's too dangerous. It's 20 yea.'t or burn." "Then he asked me. Would I burn if the baby were dead?' "I told him not if he hadn't killed the baby and if he would tell all about it." Condon said he himself took the safety pins from the baby is bed "with, as you might say, 'French leave.' " He said he had them when he met "John" in the cemetery. " 'I'm only the go-between,' he told me." Condon said. Condon recounted how he promised to help John all possible if he co operated, " 'but if you fail me, I'll follow you to Australia.' " Baby's Return Promised. " 'We won't. You will get that baby and put it in its mother's arms.' " Condon told how he besought John to quit me gang he said he repre sented. but John said the "leader" would "smack him down." " 'Are you a German!' " Condon said \ he asked him and "John" replied, , " No, a Scandinavian.'" John also told him that night the abduction had been "prepared a year already," but was adamant when j Jafsie pleaded to be taken to the I baby." the witness continued. "You have nothing to be afraid of. I've been square all my life and I'm square now. "I'll go as a hostage to the man j who has the baby. I have three toys belonging to the baby. "I couldn't see the child," Condon continued to relate. "He said they'd 'drill' him. "I said. 'Don't be afraid. Do what you think is right. Do it for your mother's sake.' " Asked to See Baby. Condon said he urged the ransom collector to take him to the baby. "That was all I wanted," he declared, "to take that baby back to its mother's arms." "He said they'd flash a light from a ι boat," Condon went on. "And I said i Col. Lindbergh would go anywhere in : a plane to recover his little child." Condon continued, "he said he'd send me the baby's sleeping suit." "Is this it?" Wilentz handed him an exhibit. "That is the baby's sleeping suit I received, Condon said. Condon said the cemetery conversa tion lasted an hour and 10 or 15 minutes. The fantastic conference that cold night in Van Cortlandt Park eventual ly broke up. after John promised to send him the sleeping suit. Court recessed for 10 minutes at 11:39, E. S. T., with the Bronx edu cator still on direct examination. Condon left court during the recess, but he was back on the stand, genial and smiling, when the session re sumed. The spectator jam seemed to have increased during the recess. Some were I even standing on the edges of Juitice Trenchard'a bench. Jury Listen· Intently. Condon's testimony had drawn the attention of the jury. The four women in the bo* bent forward as the old man recited hi· adventures with "John" and the ransom. When the Jury returned to the box the members regarded the teacjriei curiously. Then they looked at Haupt mann, who leaned back in his chair. The former German machine gunner seemed undaunted. Condon carefully adjusted his tie. brushed imaginary dust from his sleeves, adjusted his coat and faced the Jury as he resumed his story. The next chapter was how the sleep ing suit arrived at his Bronx home ι in accordance with "John's" promise. "I opened it in my parlor. Q. Who was present? A. Col. Lindbergh and Col. Breck inridge. The letter which Condon identified as coming with the garment was read to the jury by Wilentz. It gave fresh instructions for the negotiations, di recting an advertisement be published in a New York paper: "I accept. Money is ready." Hauptmann Watches Jafsie. Hauptmann's arms were folded across his chest. He stared, red of face and lean of jaw. at Condon. He paid no attention to Wilentz as the attorney general read and spelled his way through the grammatically and orthographically incorrect ransom note. He told how he placed the ad be ginning "I accept. Money Is ready." in a New York paper, after conferring with Col. Breckinridge. "Following that did you receive an other letter or note?" "Yes. I did." Wilentz established the dates of the receipt of the note. "I brought Col. Lindbergh into the living room, then I spread the sleep ing suit on the piano, and he saw It." Condon said, extending a hand as though offering the garment to the flying colonel. "I asked Col. Lindbergh if I was doing right, and he said it was all right. "Then I went ahead and did what the notes said for me to do." As the note was being offered in evidence Jafsie stared hard at Haupt mann from under his shaggy brows. Wilentz again carefully read this note to the attentive Jury, stressing the bad spelling. The note follows: "Dear sir: You and Mr. Lindbergh know ouer program. If you don't ac cept den we will wait untlll you agree with ouer deal. We know you have to come to us anyway But why should Mis. and Mr. Lindbergh suffer longer as necessary. We will note communi cate with you or Mr. Lindbergh until you write so in the paper. lareiui riot is uaimea. "We will tell you again: this kid naping cace whas prepared for a year already so the police won't have any looks to And us or the child. You only puch everyding further out did you send that little package to Mr. Lindbergh it contains the sleeping suit from the baby. The baby Is well." Jafsie put on his glasses to scruti nize the note. He peered at It long, his head moving as he scanned line after line. He rubbed his chin frequently. It was minutes before he looked up. Then he said. "Yes, sir, that is the letter I received at my home." Turning from the jury, Wilenti asked Condon if he had Inserted an other ad In the papers as the result of this latest note from John. "I did." said the doctor, with a nod of his head. Reilly, always ruddy of face, was a beet-like crimson. He sat at the defense counsel table, his lower lip drawn over the upper. Counsel Shows Impatience. At times he bowed to »me\l the white carnation in his lapel. He shifted his glance from his knees to the floor, to Wllentz and infrequently to Condon. He was biding his time—but not with any show of patience. Other members of the defense staff watched the proceeding* soberly. Col. Lindbergh, one knee thrown over the other, his hands folded over the uppermost knee, watched the drama before him with keen interest. He has always been attentive at the trial. Today he was particu larly so. The advertisement was not read In court, and the trim attorney general offered Jafsie a ransom letter post marked March 29, 1932. Jafsie said the communication ar rived at his Bronx home. He perused It with exacting carefulness. " That is the letter I received," he said emphatically. Wilents took the letter and walked over to the Jury. Once more the Jurors heard another of the strange epistles John sent Jefsle. Wilenti read slowly. It was: "Dear sir: It is not* necessary to furnish any code. You and Mr. Lind bergh know ouer program very well we will keep the child In our save plase until we have the money in hand but if the deal is note closed until the 8 or April we will uk for 30000 more also note 70000-100000. "How can Mr. Lindbergh follow so Stout Matron Juror Yawns At Mystery of the Century By the Associated Press. FLEMINGTON, N. J., January 9.— | Behold Mre. Vema Snyder, seated In | chair No. 3 in the Hauptmann Jury I box—yawning. That's how she regards the dra- ! matic murder trial at times, especially I when the attorneys begin to argue over such legal technicalities as ad missability of the kidnap ladder. Her stout legs swing in unison, the feet lifted slightly from the floor, and sometimes her Angers drum on the chair arm. One sees Mrs. Snyder, ■who weighs 250, also nodding her head. Mrs. Snyder did drop her listless demeanor when 87-year-old Amandus Hochmuth identified Bruno Haupt mann. Her massive form leaned for· ward, and she looked at Hochmuth. She was interested. Wears Coat in Court. She is as puzzling as the Lindbergh case itself. She sits through oppres sive heat with her beige coat on, its striped flat fur lying about her neck. But at dinner, in the Union Hotel's cooler dining room, she is seen coat less, in a handsome black dress. Aa the trial progresses, this Jury's characteristic attitrés are stamping ι hemseivp* on the public mind. The people who finally get In remember ■/* Mrs. Rosie Pill In her poppy-printed dress and Mrs. Mary Brelsford, the former lodge matron, sitting under the American flag. Mrs. Brelsford chewed cum at one session, and so did many In the eourt room. Mrs. Pill, who is heavier than Mr». Snyder but doesn't look it, holds the same position day after day—a grand motherly figure in spectacle·. She sits well back in her chair, her hands : on the arms, and apparently follows every word. Mrs. Pill is the Califon widow who does bead work. Take Duty Gravely. Three others who seem to take the duty gravely are Mrs. Ethel Stockton, the youngest woman on the ]ury, who has followed the testimony with un wavering attention; Charles Walton, sr., the gray-haired Jury foreman, and ; George Voorhees, a Clinton township farmer who has an open, serious face. Eleven of the twelve jurors are parents, and a few are grandparents. Often Mrs. Stockton leans far forward to miss no detail, and some times she props her chin on her hand. She is slender, has red-brown bobbed hair and regular feature·, and wean do makeup. Robert Cravatt, the one bachelor on the jury, is another close listener. He wears glasses, and appears to weigh < the testimony with a scholarly air. * Hauptmann Ponders "Surprise" Testimony ι 111 ι* 11 ι^-ew··! μη VMtt&imammmmS&mmmaimBSk many false clues he knows we are (he right party ouer signature is still the same as in the ransom note, but if Mr. Lindbergh likes to fool around for another month we can't help it. "Once he has to come to us anyway but If he keeps on waiting we will double ouer amount there is abso lute no fear about the child. It is well." Wilents gave Condon still another note—a ransom note enclosed in the usual transparent envelope used by :he State to preserve these documents. Sara He Received Letter. "Yes. air; I received that letter," he replied after inspecting it carefully. The note was admitted in evidence and once again Wilentz read to the lury. It said: "Dear air: Have the money ready by Saturday eve we will inform you where and how to deliver It. Have :he money in one bundle we want you to put it a sertaln place there is no rear that somebody ela will take it. we watch everything cloaely pleace lett us know If you are agre and ready for action by Saturday evening—if pes put in the paper "Yes everything OK "It la a very cimble delivery but we find out very son if there is any trap. After 8 houers you gete the adr. from the boy, on the place you find two ladles. They are innocence. "If It is to late we put it In the New York American for Saturday morning. Put It in New York Jour nal." Identifies Ad in Paper. The retired teacher then identified the ad he placed in the paper, follow ing his receipt of that note. "I accept. Money is ready," said the ad which appeared April 2. It Was on that day the ransom money was brought to Condon s Bronx home, Jafsie said. It was on this day. too, he went on. that a note from John waa delivered at his home. The Jurora seemed even more tense is they leaned forward to hear Wilentz read this note, the next to last m the Ill-fated ransom negotiations. The note said: "Dear air: Take a car and follow Trement ave to the east until you reach the number 3225 East Tremont ive. "It Is a nursery "Bergen •Greenhauses florist "There Is a table standing outside right on the door, you And a letter undernead the table covert with a itone read and follow instruction Jon't speak to anyone on the way. If there ia a radio alarm for police car wt warn you. We have the same iquipment. Have the money in one Mmdle. We give you \ of an houer to reach the place." Relates Story of Ride. - Jafsie then, In his pedagogical way, aegan the tale of the ride he and the lying colonel took to the ransom pay nent rendezvous. Following the kidnapers' lnstruc ;lon, the doctor aald, they drove to a treenhouse, where he found another lote beneath a stone under a table In front of the place. Wilenta showed him a piece of μ per. Condon identified the note as "the >ne I received. It was under the itone." Wilenta read the note: "Cross the street and follow the fence from the cemetery to 233 street [ will meet you." Receaa for lunch was taken at 12:32 p.m. As the court filled up for the after ιοοη session, Wilenta said Condon srould require "about a half hour nore" to conclude his direct testl nony. "Do you expect defense croes •xamLnstion will require the rest of fee afternoon," be waa asked. t, "If it doesn't, I'll be very much surprised," he replied. Reilly Promises Lent Quii. Reilly said of his cross-examination plans: "We'll take all of the rest of the afternoon, oh. yes. We ll go over all the ground very thoroughly. "Our crass-examination will prob ably take a full day and a half," he estimated. Mrs. Ralph Hacker. Condon's daugh ter. entered the court near the end of the noon recess. Hauptmann. with a wan smile on his ashen face, talked quietly with his counsel in the minutes before court convened. He seemed to be a little tired. Court resumed at 1:46 pm. fJafsie took the sland again. Wilentz picked up the questioning rrcm «here he left off—the trip of Jafsie and Lindbergh to St. Raymond's Cemetery to pay the $50,000 ransom. There followed a long descriptive narrative of the geography of St Raymonds Cemetery. Lindbergh followed closelv the doc- ' tor's description of the route he took after he had left him to pay the ransom. The flyer nodded in apparent un- , conscious agreement at times "I showed him »Col. Lindbergh) the note," related Jafsie, describing his actions after getting the note at the greenhouse. Followed Note Directions. I then walked across the street following the directions of the note ,"-Lthen wallced "long the east side! or Tremont avenue past the entrance of the gate of the cemetery." He said he saw no one and was re tracing his steps to report to the colonel when he heard himself hailed In a loud voice. Then, °' a sudden, I heard be hind me a voice calling: " Hey, doctor. Over here!"· Con don said. Dr. Condon lengthened the "o" and rolled the "r" in "doctor" to give It a slight foreign accent. 'Then I walked back toward the voice, which seemed to come from a mound in St. Raymond's cemetery "It was very dark. But I stood In the light of the street lamp " he continued. ' "There was a hedge fence about 5 ! feet tall." he said, describing the spot whence came the voice. Q. Is that a continuation of the cemetery? A. Yes. sir. Q. How far did you go? Heard Voice Again. A. I went about 10 feet, and there again I heard the same -voice as I heard when I was up on the corner when he called "Hey, doktor." Q. Then what? A. He said, "Have you got the money?" the same, as he said the n'Kht I met him at Woodlawn Ceme- i tery. I said. 'Col. Lindbergh has It ' " Condon continued. "He said, 'Is he on?' "I said, Ί don't know.' *'He said, 'Give me the money.· "I said, 'not 'till you give me a re ceipt—beg pardon—a note, saying we'll get the baby." Sanson» Reduction Asked. "I said. 'Col. Lindbergh is not so rich. Why don't you be decent to him?' " 'Well, I suppose if we can't get 70 we'll take 50. In 10 minutes I get the note and come back.' " He told how he returned to Col. Lindbergh and got the box containing $50,000, Lindbergh first removing the addition*] $20,000 which had been brought along. He returned to the rendezvous at the hedge, be said. Q. What happened then? A. He was crouched down under the hedge. I said, "Come on, stand up like a man; I have the money." I said. "Come on, give me the note." "He put his hand In a coat pocket. \ Ά "I could look down on him as he vas crouching there, and I said give me the note.' " Gave Money to John. The witness then described how he extended the money to • John" on his left arm in the box. "I took the note from his left hand and he took the money with his right." Jafsie said he started to depart to jring the sealed note to Lindbergh. "Vait," John cried, Jafsie testified. "John" then took the money out of the box to make sure it was "all right," he explained. The witness then quoted John as saying: "All of them said your work was perfect." "I said. 'There is no other way to act. The truth should be told to a kidnaper as well as a judge.' " I said. If you're giving me a chance to get that baby, it's all right. If not, I'll follow you to Australia.' "Then he said 'good night,' and I said 'good night, John.' " Wilentz then again asked him. "Who is •John?'" ·' 'John' is Bruno Rudolf—or rather Bruno Richard Hauptmann." Condon corrected himself. Instructions Read. After Condon's identification of Hauptmann for the third time, the note instructing searchers to go to a boat was read to the jury. It was: "The boy is on boad Nelly it is a small boad 28 feet long two person are on the boad the are innosent. "You will find the boad between Horseneck Beach and Gay Head. "Near Elizabeth Island." He said that Col. Lindbergh and his attorney. Col. Breckinridge were present when the note was ready. He said the three of them started on the hunt. Q. Where did you go* A.Down to Seventieth street near Central Park west * * · it was the late Senator Morrow's library. Traveled Through Night. Q. Prom Senator Morrow s where did you go? A. We went in an auto to Bridge port. Q. Traveling through the night? A. Yes, sir. Q. Who drove the car? ' A. Col. Lindbergh. Jafsie said the party arrived at Bridgeport about 4 or 5 a.m. and left again at daybreak. Q. What did your party do then? A. We went in an airplane from Bridgeport to the vicinity of Gay Head. "How long were you in the air?" he was asked. Jafsie said he kept no track of the time, but it wa.s several hours. Q Did Col. Lmdoergh And his baby? A. No. Did Not Find Boat. Q Did you find the boet Nellie? A. No. Q Did Col Lindbergh find the boat Nellie? A. No. Q. Who piloted the plane? A. Charles E. Lindbergh. "Jafsie" gave the wrong middle I initial for the Nation's most cele brated aviator. He said that a Government boat, "a revenue cutter," was in the loca tiçn specified in the note. Finn Carefully Checked. A1 Reich, the ex-prizefighter who was Jafsie's aide and companion dur ing the ransom negotiations, went back to the witness chair as the day's first witness. The crowd in attendance was so great that Sheriff John H. Curtiss double-checked all court room passes, first at the entrance of the court house and then again at the court room doors. Justice Thomas W. Trenchard. who arrived with his usual punctuality, had difficulty making his way through the press of spectators in the aisles. Even Hauptmann's path was crowded as he was led in by his guards and he had to thread his way carefully. Pale as usual, he wore a far-away, set expression until his wife arrived and sat nearby him. Then his features softened as he smiled at her. Mrs Hauptmann's eyes looked tired and her face was deeply lined. They talked together. Chief Defense Counsel Reilly was a fresh-appearing, commanding figure as he strode into the court, a large white carnation/in his buttonhole. He conferred with his associate». C. Lloyd Fisher. Frederick A. Pope and Egbert Rosecrans. while Hauptmann and his wife continued their conversation. Attorney General Wilentz, looking crisp and jaunty, led the prosecution's staff into the noisy room just before court convened. Col. Lindbergh, Col. Henry Breckin- ; ridge, his friend and legal advisor, and Dr. Condon came in together, but not ! until several minutes after court had ! started. Condon had conferred with prosecu- ! tion attorneys and Col. Lindbergh in an ante-room for several minutes prior to his entrance. Condon followed a few paces behind Col. Lindbergh and Col. Breckinridge. The three sat together at the right end of the rail. Lindbergh wore the same gray suit he has worn every day since the be ginning of the trial. Dr. Condon was dressed, as yester day, in a solemn black suit, red knitted tie with white stripes and celluloid collar. Keich Describes Tripe. Describing the night of April 2, 1932. when the ransom was paid. No. 1—Hand to chin, Bruno Hauptmann ponders the story ol Amandus Hochmuth, aged Prus sian veteran, who testified yester day. Hochmuth identified Haupt mann as the man who drove a car near the Lindbergh heme on the day of the baby kidnaping. No. 2—New photograph of the crib from which Charles A Lind bergh. jr., was kidnaped, showing the screen which protected the baby from drafts. No. 3—The child's nursery, shown in copy taken yesterday in court. Note the kiddie car and china fowli in the room. No. 4—Associated Press Wire photo, taken at Las Angeles, shows Charles Garrick. 29. of Whittier, Calif. Garrick. in a lengthy state ment to police, said Hauptmann was one of four persons in a car who gave him a "lift" near the Lindbergh estate on the afternoon of the kidnaping. —A. P. and Wide World Photos. Reich said he was at Jafsie's Bronx home, together with Col. Lindbergh, Col. Breckinridge. Ralph Hacker, Con don's son-in-law; Mrs. Condon and Mrs. Hacker. He was asked if he drove the car to the ransom payment «pot. "Col. Lindbergh drove the car," he said, explaining I suggested they use my car." The $400 radio taken from Haupt mann'i Bronx home and the chest of carpenter's tools found in his garage were in the court house for use as exhibits later in the day. The State has announced that a woman acquaintance of the Haupt- ; manns once saw a large sheaf of bills in the radio. ' The State says it will link the tools ι to the "kidnap ladder " Put $70,000 in Box. Directed by Wilentz. Reich told of the preparation of the $70.000 ransom money in the box ordered by the kid naper. "It was there when it was packed I helped bring it up that afternoon from the banker'» home." he detailed, explaining the money was brought to Condon's in two packages, one of $50.000 and one of $20,000. "That was the afternoon of the night of the final pay-off." Wilentz concluded direct examina tion of Reich with a short series of questions regarding the ransom pay· ' ment. Q. You saw the $70,000? A. Yes, it was packed in a wooden box. Q. And you were present at Dr Condon's home when he and Col Lindbergh left to pay out the money? A. Yes. Q. How long did you wait there? j A. About a half hour. Q. Who was there? A. Besides myself, Mrs. Condon. Col Breckinridge, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hacker, ι Mrs. Hacker Is Dr. Condon's daughter.) Cross-Examined. Wilentz then turned the witness over to Rellly for cross-examination. "Are you Dr. Condon's bodyguard?", Reilly began. "fio. I just go with him." The huge open-faced pugilist an swered questions easily. Dr. Condon, studying Reilly closely, j paid little heed to the witness. Q. Have you any means of Income other than a* a referee? A. I own some real estate. LEGAL AIDES PLAY BIG ROLE IN COURT Associates of "Star" Law yers Watch Proceed ings Intensely. By the Atsociited Press. FLEMINGTON, N. J., January 9 — At the prosecution and defense tables in the Hauptmann murder trial sit legal aides to the principals, schooled by long study and experience in the grim business before them. The associates of Attorney General David T. Wilentz at the prosecution table, who rarely address the court, but who follow his development of the State's case with unabating attention, include three men frcm his office at the State Capitol. They are Joseph Lanisan, whose activities during his ir.ir.y years' con nection with the Siate legal depart ment have made him familiar with crime prosecution in many a New Jersey county: Richard Stockton, 3d, descendant of an old family, «hose knowledge of legal precedent makr* him useful in conforming the evidence to the rules, and Robert Peacock, whose interviews with many of the witnesses have placed the evidence and exhibits to be produced at his nnger tips. Prosecutor Present. With these are the prosecutor of Hunterdon County, youthful Anthoijy M. Hauck, jr., :n whose jurisdiction the crime was allegedly committed, and the county's leading lawyer, formei Judge George K. Large, who kr.ows law and criminal trial procedure from long practice. Edward J. Reilly, the Brooklyn crim inal lawyer who seeks to free Haupt mann of the murder charge, has as sistance from three a torneys, trained by experience to give a def^ndint the utmost during his day in court. C. Lloyd Fisher of Flcmington. al though a young man. has been en gaged in active practice in the county for more than 10 years, giving atten tion to much criminal work. His con nection with the Lindbergh c-ime i« not new. for he defended John Hughes Curtis, the Norfolk boatbuilder who was ccnvicted two years ago of ob structing justice in the case. v»aicnrs vtneniz. In a similar capacity. Frederick A. Pope of Scmerville assists the defense. Pope net only is thoroughly familiar with the rules of evidence and pro motes many of the objections to the State's methods, but he ha* had per sonal experience in litigation with At torney General Wilentz. He Is able to foretell with considerable accuracy the course the State counsel will pursue. Fourth at the defense table !s Eg bert Rosecrans of Blairstown. knewn in Western Jersey for his success in obtaining acquitals in hcmicide cases. Hi« advice in defence attack on the State's case as it unfolds is often fol lowed by Reilly. DIES TO SAVE HORSES BELLINGHAM. Wash. (JP\.—Adolph Scrieber. 38. a logger, sacrificed his own life that his team of horses might be spared. After successfully frightening hi' team from the path of a falling tree which had caught against another while he was clearing a logging camp road. Scrieber was hit on the head by a limb. He died a few hours later. Reilly was told by the witness that Condon sometimes came to City Island. "That's where I live," Reich ex plained. Reich said he did not remember Dr. Condon coming to City Island during ransom negotiations in March. 1932. Who Suggested Payment? Reilly swung abruptly to the mat ter of the ransom payment. "At whose suggestion was the $70 000 brought to Dr. Condon's home?" "Anything that was done at the time was done with the consent of Col. Lindbergh, Col. Breckinridge, and Dr. Condon " "Did you hear Dr. Condon suggest it would be a good idea to have the monev in the Bronx." "No." "Who knew the money was to be in the Bronx that night?" "Col. Lindbergh. Col. Breckenridge, Dr. Condon and myself." "So after the money was there in the Bronx, there comes the instruc tion to pav the money in 30 minutes." "Yes." Reich said the police knew the pay off was to be made, but were not aware of at what place. Reilly pressed Rcich to explain why he did not follow the doctor and the flying colonel to protect them, end why he did not take a more important role in the proceedings. "I wasn't an executive in this: I was just a dot on the eye,'* the ex pugilist replied, and the court laughed heartily. y , CREDIT... is the oil that keeps business running ... use it for your progress. Credit if power. The men or woman with established credit doesn't have to do — say—or pay — any thing that may b« demanded — in order to get necessary cash. Declare your independence by establishing your credit with Morris Plan. You will be among those who refuse to be «hard up» all their lives —who learn by borrowing how easy it is to get ahead. Morris Plan makes loans of $120 to $25,000 for any worthy purpose. . MORRIS PLAN BANK I 1408 H Street N.W. " Washington, 0. C. » Under Supervision U. S. 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