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(U. β. Weather Bureau Forecast.)
Pgir with lowest temperature about 30
degrees tonight; tomorrow cloudy with
slowly rising temperature, followed by
rain. Temperatures—Highest. 46, at 4
p.m. yesterday; lowest, 34, at 7:15 em
today. Pull report on page A-14.
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Completes Hop
of 2,400 Miles
Over Water.
Reaches Speed of
150 M. P. H. in
Fast Flight.
12 (A1).—The Mackay Radio re
ported at 10:49 a.m. (P. S. T.)
today that Amelia Earhart
Putnam, flying from Honolulu
to Oakland, said she had
sighted Santa Cruz, 75 miles
Bouth of here.
8» the Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO. January 12 —
Half way to the Pacific Coast on her
hazardous flight from Honolulu,
Amelia Earhart Putnam raced with
» storm today to keep a rendezvous
with the California morning sunshine.
Over the last half of the 2,400-mile
Stretch—one never flown alone before
by any flyer—the 36-year-old blond
who "soloed" over the Atlantic,
sought to outwit the storm gods. She
fought her way steadily along the
steamer lanes throughout the night,
seeking favorable winds at one alti
tude and then another.
Miss Earhart may stretch her coast
ward dash to Salt Lake City, Utah, if
weather and fuel conditions are favor
able. her husband, George Palmer
Putnam, announced in Honolulu.
The New York publisher, who was
staying up all night to receive the
cryptic reports of his wife's progress,
explained that in this way Miss Ear
hart might break her own non-stop
distance record set in July, 1933, with
a dash from Los Angeles, Calif., to
Newark, N. J
Putnam added at once, however,
that the aviatrix intended to stop at
Oakland and would continue past
Oakland only if conditions were "most
Keassnring Ο. K. Flashed.
At intervals she flashed a reassur
ing "O. K."
The storm gods flooded her take-off
field late yesterday and spattered her
shiny monoplane with the red mud
of Wheeler Field as she bumped and
swayed down the treacherous run
way. Unappeased. they gathered their
forces in the tempest cauldrons off
Vancouver Island, British Columbia,
and prepared to drench the coast
States with rain and snow
The weather report at Oakland Air
port, her intended destination, was
for clear weather in the morning, but
probably rain in the afternoon as the
Vancouver Island storm rolled south
At Half-Way Mark.
il was anucipaiea, nowever, mai
Miss Earhart might reach the airport
by 9 a.m., (Pacific standard time) or
shortly thereafter, should she hold
the steady pace achieved in the early
hours of her flight. The aviatrix her
self, after 7 hours of flight, estimated
she had come half way. This was in
line with the Oakland estimates.
She took oil on the flight scarcely
a month after Capt Charles T. P.
Ulm, George Littlejohn and J. L. Stall
ing were lost in an attempt to reach
Honolulu from California.
But the woman who set records not
only for women but for the world at
large by her trans-Atlantic flights,
disdained all warnings of foolhardi
ness and took off m spite of the
The Winter season, with its unset
tled weather and unpredictable
storms; lack of pontoons to permit
the plane to sit down on the water;
the inaccessibility of the plane's radio
equipment and the unnecessary risks
attendant on so long a solo flight, were
some of the arguments advanced
against the blond air transport execu
tive's project.
Prank A. Flynn of San Francisco,
a member of the National Aeronautic
(Continued on Page 3, Column 5.)
By the Associated Press.
(All times Eastern standard time.)
10:15 pm.—Took ofT from Wheeler
Field, near Honolulu.
10:21 p.m.—Heading for Diamond
Head, altitude 2,000 feet.
11:15 p.m.—"Everything Ο. K."
12:40 a.m.—"Flying 8,000. Weather
overcast outside."
1:15 ajm.—Flying at 3,000 feet
through fog.
3:15 am.—"Everything Ο. K." At
β,000 feet, over low clouds.
8:40 a on.—All well, flying at 6,000
feet over low, scattered clouds.
4:19 am.—"All Ο. K." Thanked
husband for broadcast greeting.
4:48 am—"AU Ο. Κ."
β: 15 ajn.—"I should be almost hall
way. Ο. K." At 8,000 feet.
8:57 ajn.—"All Ο. K."
6:17 am.—Flying in scattered clouds
with visibility good; "Ο. K."
• :50 am.—Scattered clouds continue;
•visibility fair. "All Ο. K."
7:15 am.—"Flying at 8,000 feet;
overcast; visibility fair."
7:49 am.—"Am still Ο. K."
9:15 am.—"I'm becoming quite
10:40 am.—"All is well."
Cat Fulls Wire in Pipe.
MONROE CITY, Mo., January 12
(Λ*).—Dorothy Jones, 14, and her pet
cat solved a perplexing problem of
how to lead an electric wire through
a 40-foot conduit.
The girl tied the wire to the leg of
the cat and called tabby from the
I other end.
An Associated Press Wircphoto from San Francisco showing Amelia
Earhart examining her high wing monoplane at Wheeler Field, Hawaii,
in preparation for her flight across the Pacific.
Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto.
President to Offer Only
Broad, General Plan
to Legislators.
By the Associated Press.
Although President Roosevelt will
lay a broad general program for social
security before Congress next week,
congressional leaders understood to
day he would place on them the re
sponsibility of drafting the detailed
Under this procedure it will be left
to Congress to decide, for Instance,
whether the pay roll tax to finance
unemployment insurance will be 3
or 5 per cent, and whether the fund
will be financed entirely by em
ployers or partly by employes.
Generally, It is understood the re
port of the Committee on Security,
which the President will lay before
Congress, will point toward a bill
of the kind introduced last session
by Senator Wagner. Democrat, of
New York and Representative Lewis,
Democrat, oî Maryland on unemploy
ment insurance.
Pension Plan Guarded.
Recommendations on old-age pen
sions were being even more closely
guarded. Speculation has centered
on monthly pensions of (40. but there
has been no reliable confirmation.
The report was said, however, to
leave the door open to a system under
which the Government would pay
either one-half or one-third of the
old-age pensions, with the States
paying the balance. Estimates of
the cost for the first year vary from
$75,000,000 to $100,000,000.
With additional proposals for ma
ternity aid, health Insurance and an
nuity system for workers, the program
was said to involve a long-range plan
which would not become fully effective
for a generation.
Some Workers Excluded.
Out of a White House conference
yesterday congressional leaders gained
these impressions:
That the unemployment insurance
system will cover only industrial work
ers of the lower wage classes and that
agricultural workers, railroad em
ployes. school teachers, domestic help,
municipal employes and higher paid
workers will be excluded.
That employers of 10 or less persons
will be excluded.
That the Federal Government should
be custodian far all funds, with ad
ministration left to the States.
Levy on Worker· Opposed.
Some conferees argued that employes
should contribute perhaps 1 per cent
of their salaries to unemployment in
surance, but Secretary Perkins, chair
man of the Security Committee, op·
posed this.
The Wagner-Lewis bill provided for
a S per cent pay-roll tax from which
all contributions to a State Insurance
fund could be deducted if the State
law were approved by the Secretary of
Labor. The bill provided a minimum
compensation to unemployed workers
of $7 a week, or their normal pay for
24 hours of work.
Gen. Calles Is 111.
LOS ANGELES. January 12 (/P).—
Gen. Plutarco Ellas Calles, former
President of Mexico, must undergo an
operation for a gall bladder ailment,
Dr. Verne C. Hunt said today.
"Gen. Calles will be operated upon,"
said Dr. Hunt after a visit to the el
derly political leader's beside late last
night. 'His condition is improved.
He bad a fair day."
Residents Say They Have
Been Advised to Return
After Vote.
I (Copyright. 10.15. by the Associated Press.)
ritory, January 12— Jewish residents
of the Saar Territory said today they
had been advised to go to Germany
tonight and return next week, after
the voting is over in tomorrow's
They said they were "advised" to
return with passports stamped show
ing they had abstained from voting in
the plebiscite.
The "advice," they said, came from
the Nazis. Under the conditions men
tioned, they said, they may escape re
prisals if the Saar returns to Ger
The Jewish population of the terri
tory is small, amounting to only one
half of 1 per cent.
Meanwhile Nazis and Communists,
bitter irreconcilables, looked forward
to a supreme test in tomorrow's Saar
For Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler and
his followers the balloting will repre
sent the first trial of their policies in
a free election.
Communists and Socialists view the
vote as a last stand against the
European dictatorships which one
after another have crushed their
Leaders of the (Nazi) German front
express hope the plurality in favor
of the Saar's reunion with the Father
land will reach 90 per cent. Such a
victory, they believe, would strikingly
confirm the overwhelming indorse
ment accorded Hitler in the Nazi-con
trolled election last August.
The vigorous efforts made by the
German front to realize its hopes are
interpreted here as an indication of
the Brown Shirts' determination to
show the world that elections in Ger
many are not influenced by force.
A plurality of only 65 or 70 per
cent, some circles believe, would in
dicate strong anti-Nazi sentiment in
the territory, for many Saarlanders
who are not sympathetic with the
Hitler regime are expected to vote
for reunion with Germany as a
patriotic duty.
St. Paul Union Men and Employ
ers Continue Conferences.
Board Again Meets.
By the Associated Press.
MINNEAPOLIS, January 12. —
Prospects for settlement of the garage
workers' strike in St. Paul appeared
brighter today, representatives of
union men and employers said as they
continued conferences.
Meanwhile, the Regional Labor
Board resumed meetings with both
sides in the Minneapolis strike, in
which seven men have been shot and
wounded in disturbances the past
Pour men were wounded In a skir
mish at one garage here yesterday. L.
E. Baker, president of the Trl Motor
Co. plant was shot through the hand
when a group of strikers and sympa
thizers entered the place in an effort
to persuade four mechanics employed
there to Join the unira.
Three other men were slightly
wounded when A. P. Crounse, vice
president of the firm, a special police
deputy fired a gun. Crounse and
Baker were severely beaten.
Lut Wednesday three other men
were shot and wounded at another
Union men ask wage and hour ad
justments and recognition of their
Brisk Business
Department store sales in
Washington for the month of
December were up 20.9% over
the same month of a year ago.
This increase was the largest
for any city in the Fifth Fed
eral Reserve District, in which
Washington is located/
Yesterday's Advertising
(Local Display.)
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4th Newspaper... 15,407
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Total (nAtSSS.) 62,963
The thorough coverage of
its circulation makes The
Star the first advertising
choice of Washington mer
chants who are sharing in
this Increased volume of re
tail cales.
Move to Increase Supreme
Court Membership Consid
ered Among Senators.
"Chaos" Stressed Again in Final
Arguments if Ruling Upsets
Present Order.
Br the Associated Press.
Just In case the Supreme Court
should rule against the Government
In the momentous gold clause case,
some Senators are discussing legisla
tive plans to avoid what one leading
advocate of a cheaper dollar called
the "ruination of everything."
"There has been discussion and un
doubtedly a program will be ready."
said Senator Thomas, Democrat, of
Oklahoma, but he quickly added:
"We have every confidence the Su
preme Court will sustain the admin
istration and the Congress. An ad
verse decision would have such a
widespread effect it would ruin every
More Court Members Discussed.
Thomas told newspaper men that
one idea under tentative discussion, of
which he was not the author, would
provide for increasing the member
ship of the Supreme Court by two or
three to make more certain the re
covery program would "get a new
A prominent member of the Bank
ing Committee, however added that
the committee had not discussed the
impending decision.
Upon the decision hang the fate of
the New Deal monetary program and
the question whether there shall be
an increase of some $69,000,000.000 in
private and public debts. After Chief
Justice Hughes had asked further
questions about the Government's
rights in relation to contracts, the
court heard final arguments yesterday
in the last of five gold cases.
The complainants challenge the
Governments power to abrogate
clauses calling for payment in gold or
its equivalent. In brief, the question
is whether a $1,000 gold security
should be worth $1.890 In the new, de
valued currency, or Just $1,000.
1 President Roosevelt and Treasury
officials declined comment, though
fiscal officers were known to be watch
ing the case closely. Moet officials
who would say anything predicted a
Government victory.
There was much unofficial specu
lation as to what would be done if
the decision went the other way. Some
thought the Treasury would continue
to pay dollar for dollar, face value,
in the new currency until Congress
ordered it to make a change. Some
others suggested the President might
take control over the currency, as he
did shortly after assuming office, by
proclaiming another emergency.
The verdict cannot come before
February 4, according to those fa
miliar with the procedure of the high
est tribunal.
Attorney General Cummings closed
aiguments yesterday with a suggestion
the court might want to order a re
argument. He requested the case be
kept open for that purpose.
Explains Government Decision.
He has contended "chaos" would fol
low an adverse decision and in sum
ming up yesterday asserted:
"Permit me to say that what was
done was not done thoughtlessly, but
after the most careful, painstaking
study and consideration and with con
secrated devotion to deal rightfully
with all our people. * * * The course
(Continued on Page 4, Column 6.)
Exchange Bates Not Affected by
Purchase Price Change.
I ΤΟΚΙΟ, January 12 OP).—The
finance ministry announced today an
increase in the government's gold pur
chase price from 2.95 yen (about
$8.26) per gram to 3.09 yen (about
The new price, effective today, still
is well below the world price, and will
not aSect exchange rates or Interna
tional commerce.
The finance ministry action merely
means the government is paying more
to the domestic producers who are
forbidden to export the metal.
i Gotta Get on the Trail
U. S. Planting of Vast Tree Belt
In Midwest to Start in Spring
4,000,000 Saplings Will Be Used in
Launching Project to Conserve Mois
ture and Provide Windbreaks.
j (Copyright 1935 by the Associated Press )
Four million trees will be planted
next Spring, it was announced today,
as a start on the Forest Service's
vast shelter belt designed to sweep
from Canada to the Texas Panhandle.
The American Tree Association de
clared that 23 of 30 planting areas
had been selected tentatively, each
calling for planting of 139,000 trees
in strips 5 miles long and 10 rods
wide. They will be established in
the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Okla
homa and Texas.
Meanwhile, the Forest Service has
collected sufficient seed of acclimated
species to provide about 100.000,000
seedlings for planting in 1936.
Designed to provide windbreaks for
cultivated land, the project was in
dorsed by President Roosevelt and
set in motion with an allotment of
$1,000,000 in 1934. When completed
It will provide a belt of trees planted
in the 10-rod-wlde strips over a 100
mile-wide area.
Trees are to be planted in 19 rows
with intervals of about 6 feet. The
outside rows will be such trees as
chokeberry, kumac and willow; the
next rows Russian olive or mulberry,
osage orange or apricot; the next rows
of green ash, American or Chinese
elm, oak, hackberry, Texas walnut,
black locust or pecan, and the center
rows of cottonwood, willows and black
Paul H. Roberts, acting director of
the project, said in an article in the
Forestry News Digest, publication of
the tree association, that plans for
1935 "provide for planting the favor
able places first, using past experi
ence and study as a guide."
Work next Spring, he added, "will
be distributed so as to yield the best
possible results of a demonstrational
or an experimental nature."
The association estimated that 140
man-days of work will be required for
each mile, or a total of 21.000 man
days on the areas contemplated. Ad
ditional employment is expected in
nursery cultivation of young trees and
in surveying other areas.
"The function of the project is to
establish tree shelter belts in the rela
tively treeless Middle West to reduce
the destructive effects of wind, thus
conserving moisture, stabilizing the
productiveness of the land, developing
game and recreational resources and
making the countryside a better place
in which to live," Roberts declared.
Police Reveal Children of
Boston Banker Guarded
for Two Months.
By the Associated Press.
NEWTON, Mass., January 12.—A
threat to kidnap the 6-year-old son
of Thomas P. Beal. president of the
Second National Bank of Boston, was
revealed today.
Demands for $25.000 and warnings
that Thomas P. Beal. Jr., would be
"destroyed" unless immediate pay
ment was made, were first received by
the Beal family two months ago.
An unobstrusive but heavy guard
of State and Newton police have been
at the Beal home, 47 Lawrence road,
in the exclusive Chestnut Hill sec
tion, since receipt of the first threat
ening letter, and special guards have
protected the boy and his sister, Ju
dith, 7.
Work Secretly Two Months.
Federal agents and postal Inspectors
have been working on the case sec
retly for the last two months, during
which telephoned threats, repeating
the first written demand, have been
All police agencies engaged In the
Investigation were agreed today that
the letter and subsequent demands
were not the work of cranks.
The first letter was said to explain
in detail the method by which Beal
was to pay the $25.000. The phone
calls were reminders of the details
contained in the epistle.
State police, who revealed the kid
nap threat early today, would not dis
cuss the case further.
Both Children Guarded.
The 6-year-old son of the bank
president Is being accompanied by a
special guard constantly and is not
allowed to leave the family grounds
even for school. Similar precautions
are being taken for Judith.
Floodlights were placed on the roof
of the Chestnut Hill home. Every
foot of the estate is reached by their
rays and any person, moving even in
the sheltered driveways, would be im
mediately thrown into relief.
Mrs. Beal is the former May L.
Morgan, New York and Boston social
Beal Is the third member of a fam
ily which has become internationally
famous in the banking world. His
grandfather was assistant to Secretary
Chase of President Lincoln's cabinet
and his father was once president of
! the bank Beal now heads.
Manufacturer Dies.
LIMA, Ohio, January 12 (JP).—Frank
O. Wright, 63, retired vice president
of the Ohio Steel Foundry Co., died
here yesterday. He formerly lived at
Oil City, Pa., where he was connected ι
with the American Steel Foundry Co.
Report Predicts 1,000,000
of 11,000,000 Jobless Due
to Get Work.
Bj the Associated Press.
Gradual business improvement In
1935 was forecast by the American
Federation of Labor in a report pub
lished today. But it estimated the up
swing would mean jobs for only one
out of about every 11 workers now un
It placed the number of jobless at
11,459,000 and said there was prospect
for employment of only 1,000,000 of
Adoption of the proposed 30-hour
week throughout industry would pro
vide work for another 4,000,000, the
federation's monthly report of busi
ness conditions said. It added that
President Roosevelt's program aiming
to employ 3,500,000 on Government
projects was the only other immediate
hope of reducing unemployment.
The report found that business was
better in 1934, but labor made no "sig
nificant gains."
"Industrial profits increased, busi
ness failures decreased and the busi
ness community was In a better posi
tion to carry on profitable business
activity at the end of 1934 than at the
beginning," said the summary. It
found that general recuperation "un
questionably is progressing through
out the business community."
On the other hand, it reported, aver
age workers' real wages were lower
than at the start of last yfear, at which
time individual income was described
as still being t813 below the amount
needed to keep a family "in health and
Sailroad Official Dies.
- PATCHOGUE, Ν. Y„ January 12
<JF).—Hal B. Pullerton, 79, retired ag
ricultural director of the Long Island
Railroad, died yesterday. He was a
native of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Interlocutory Injunction Is
sued Against Law in Suit
of Standard Oil.
Br the Associited Press.
NEW ORLEANS, January 12 —Fed
eral District Court officials announced
here today that an interloctuory in
junction had been issued by the court
restraining enforcement of the Huey
Long dictated legislative act which
authorizes State supervision of indus
trial pensions.
The order was directed against the
State attorney general. Gaston L. Por
terie, on suit brought by the Standard
Oil Co. of Louisiana, which operates
an extensive refinery business in
Baton Rouge, and the Standard Pipe
line Co., an affiliate of Standard Oil.
Hearing on the company's applica
tion for a permanent injunction was
set for January 19 before a special
three-judge Federal court to be com
posed of two district Federal judges
and one circuit Judge.
The act, passed by the last special
legislative session of 1934, provides for
supervision of the pension system by
a State committee and was declared
by Long to be aimed at companies
who "discharge employes a short time
before they are eligible to receive pen
Guardians of Quintuplets Be
ported to Have Sought Offer
After Refusing Others.
By the Associated Press.
TORONTO. January 12.—Lloyds of
London, which underwrites everything
from ocean liners to the weather, has
refused to insure the Dionne quin
tuplets, it was reported here today.
The guardians of the famous infants
were reported to have approached
Lloyds after turning down offers of
several Canadian and United States
companies to insure them for $100
each, the limit allowable under the
insurance laws.
Attorney General A. W. Roebuck,
however, has expressed himself as
opposed to insurance for the children.
If they live. Roebuck says, insurance
will be of no use to them and if they
die it will not be needed.
Bookmakers' Places Are Closed
After Slaying.
MIAMI. Fla„ January 12 (Λ*.—Onlj
"curbstone" handbooks operated here
today as bookmaking establishments
driven to cover last week by the "heat'
of an investigation into the slaying
of a gambler, gave up the struggle
as the authorities jammed down the
At the same time. State Attornej
N. Vernon Hawthorne and his three
special assistants went into the back
ground of bookmakers' strtfe and it!
connection with the "one-way" slay
ing of George "Skeets" Downs, pro
fessional gambler.
Police forces bore down on estab
lishments who braved official ire by
remaining open and took into cus
tody not only operators but customers
Koosevelt Leaves White House
for Short Auto Trip.
President Roosevelt left the White
House shortly before noon today for an
automobile ride into the nearby coun
try with the intention of returning
to the White House in time for
Pilot Fights Off Insane Man
As Plane Hurtles Through Air
By the Aisoclited Press.
LIMA, Peru, January 12.—The story
of how an air pilot fought off a mad
man who attacked him while a pas
senger airliner was speeding high in
the air was told today by passengers
who witnessed the struggle.
Just after Reserve Capt. Carlos
Martine* de PiniUoe had taken off
from Chiclayo with a load of passen
gers for Picaemayo, one of the occu
pants, a man named Francisco 8am
ane, was seized with a fit of insanity.
He rushed to the pilot's compartment
uui start*} halabnrUr Um pilot while
the horrified passenges watched fear
Pilot de Pinilles tried to beat off
the attacker with one hand while he
guided the ship with the other. Ke
sent the big plane roaring through
the air at top speed in an attempt to
reach a landing field In time to avert
He finally succeeded in subduing
the deranged passenger and brought
the plane down safely at its destina
Samane, who had boarded the plane
with hla wife, had to be placed in
shackles when police took him from
ttta air User at the and of ttw trip,
Handwriting Experts for
Hauptmann Work on Mis
sives to Lay Blame at
Door of Dead Friend.
Prosecution to Attempt to Prove
Defendant Was Spending Lind
bergh Cash Before He Met For
mer Partner, Whom He Claims
Left Money at His Home.
By the Associated Press
FLEMINGTON, N. J., January 12.
—A contest of German handwriting
experts was drawn up today for the
trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann,
both prosecution and defense an
nouncing they have engaged such
authorities to determine the author of
the Lindbergh ransom notes.
The defense said it would attempt
to prove through its expert that the
writer of the ransom notes was Isador
Fisch, the German furrier from New
York City who died early last year
in Leipzig.
The prosecution announced that It
has tngaged Joseph Schulfhofer· a
German expert now residing in
Birmingham. Ala., in an attempt to
prove that the script was written by
Edward J. Reilly, chief counsel for
Hauptmann. said his expert, Augustus
Streicher of Stuttgart. Germany, will
arrive Tuesday aboard the Ile de
France to match Schulfhofer's testi
Reilly also said he will have on
hand a wood technologist during the
coming week.
The wood expert was not identified,
but Reilly said that he would be
ready to testify in the event that th#
prosecution again strives to introduce
as evidence the ladder which the
State avers was used in the commis
sion of the Lindbergh kidnaping.
Tailing advantage of a week end
recess in the trial, the defense author
ities also sought flaws in evidence
presented by the State that the notes
were written by Hauptmann himself.
Reilly said:
"We will prove that Fisch not only
collected the ransom but also wrote
the ransom notss."
Ever since his arrest, the Bronx
! carpenter has insisted that the
: $14.600 in ransom money found In his
possession was given to him by Fisch.
his fermer business partner, who died
obscurely in Germany.
"The State produced evidence ct
extortion against Hauptmann," Reilly
said, "but so far there is no evidence
of murder."
Denies Extortion.
The burly attorney said the defense
expects "to prove Hauptmann inno
cent of extortion as well as murder.
He nferely received, unwittingly, some
of the ransom money from Isador
Anthony M. Hauck, jr.. Hunterdon
County prosecutor, said, "the State is
ready to refute any charge that Fisch
had anything to do with this case.
We are prepared to break down com
pletely Hauptmann's alibi involving
Fisch as the man from whom he ob
tained the ransom money."
State's attorneys, discounting the in
jection of Fisch to the fore of the case,
said handwriting authorities have pro
nounced his script dissimilar to that
of the ransom missives.
Hauck asserted witnesses could be
produced to show Hauptmann was
spending the ransom money before he
met Fisch. Federal agent Frank
Wilson testified yesterday that the
first bill turned up five or six days
after the ransom was paid April 2,
1932, and Hauck said the State
could prove that Hauptmann and
Fisch did not become acquainted until
August of that year.
After Agent Wilson testified that
he had no knowledge of any ransom
money being located since Haupt
mann's arrest, another of the Lind
bergh bills was located in Gettys
burg, Pa.
It was paid by Mervin E. Tipton,
proprietor of a shoe repair shop, to
his landlord, and after both men
noticed it was drawn on the Hunter
don County National Bank, it was
found that the serial number,
A001005, tallied with that of one of
the ransom notes.
Unable to Trace Bill.
Tipton was unable to shed any light
on the source of the $10 bill, and the
Department of Justice was notified.
While defense experts pored over
the ransom notes and samples of
Hauptmann's hand in the writing ex
hibits, under the watchful eye of a
member of the prosecution at Tren
ton, the old Hunterdon County Court
—scene of the trial—was virtually
Sheriff John H. Curtiss ruled that
his men had enough to do during
the week, handling the capacity
crowds, without showing sightseers
about during the recess. Still the
visitors came, to see the town—and
perhaps the eight men and four
women of the jury, out for a consti
tutional or going for a bus ride.
Wood experts planned to examine
the kidnap ladder to develop a refu
tatlon of State testimony tracing the
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