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7:15 am. today. Pull report on page 9.
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No, 33,532. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1936.—FIFTY PAGES. ### <*> Mean. Associated Pre... TWO CENTS.
REDFERN HELD PRISONER
BY GUIANA SAVAGES, SAY
FLYERS WHO FOUND HIM
- «•«_- ____
■i ii — •;
Kept by Awed
Tribe, They
Assert.
POISON SPEARS
BAR REMOVAL
Pilot Disappeared
in 1927 on U. S.
Brazil Hop.
By the Associated Press.
GEORGETOWN, British Guiana,
February 20.—A new story that Paul
Redfern, long-lost American flyer, is
alive among savage South American
Indians, who will not permit him to
escape, was brought to civilization to
day by Alfred Harred, reporter of the
newspaper Banier of Paramaribo,
Dutch Guiana.
Harred claimed that he and Art
Williams, former United States Army
pilot, found Redfern and talked to
him, but were unable to remove him
from the jungle. Williams helped
teach Redfern to fly.
There was no official confirmation
of the story, although Harred claims
to have been a member of the Dutch
Section Boundary Commission, en
gaged in surveying the frontier where
British Guiana, Dutch Guiana and
Brazil meet, and where Harred claims
to have found Redfern.
Reported Living in Guiana.
The story is that Redfern is living
In the Tumuc Humac Mountains,
Western Guiana.
Williams himself could not im
mediately be reached for comment
on the story, which is similar to that
first told by Tom Roch, German
American explorer, two years ago.
Harred's story, in substance, as
published by the Banier and reported
In Georgetown, follow's:
After Redfern started out on Au
gust 25, 1927, from Brunswick. Ga.,
on an attempt to fly to Rio de
Janeiro, he crashed in the Tumuc
Humac Mountains.
Redfern was crippled by the crash,
but was held in awe by the Indians
because he came out of the skies.
Harred said that after he and Wil
liams flew into the interior they saw
remains of Redfern’s plane hanging
on the branch of a large tree.
Later they found the missing Ameri
can. dressed in ragged undershirt and
drawers.
Surrounded by Indians.
As they chatted with him, they said.
600 Indians with poisoned spears and
other weapons surrounded them.
‘When the Indians saw we intended
to take Redfern away,” said Harred,
"they threatened us with spears.
“On Redfern’s advice, we left, wait
ing four days in the district in the
hope of effecting a rescue, but eventu
ally ve had to return without him.”
Harred said Redfern's arms and
legs were broken in the crash of his
plane, but that medicine men had set
the bones. He said Redfern walked
With crutches.
Flying for 5 Months.
Williams has been flying a five
seat flying boat carrying supplies for
the last few months to the Dutch
Guiana Boundary Commission.
He has been using the numerous
rivers running through the back
country area, where the commission
Is working, as landing ports. His wort
(See REDFERN, Page A-3.)
V. C. BURKE’S NAME
IS SENT TO SENATE
President Forwards Nomination
to Be New Postmaster of
District.
President Roosevelt today sent to
the Senate the nomination of Vincent
C. Burke, deputy first assistant post
master general, to be postmaster of the
District of Columbia.
William M. Mooney, whom Burke
will succeed, ./ill be appointed assistant
postmaster.
Both Burke and Mooney are what
are described as career men in the
postal servke, each having more than
30 years’ Service to his credit. Post
master General Farley, upon whose
recommendation the President ap
pointed Burke, said that his interest
In recommending the latter was to
reward some one of the postal service
and to main tain the high efficiency of
the local post office.
Burke is a native of Kentucky. For
a number of years he was in the in
spection service of the Post Office De
partment.
When Postmaster General Farley an
nounced several days ago that Burke
had been selected for the local
postmastership and that Postmaster
Mooney would be retained in the ca
pacity of assistant postmaster, he said
that Burke would not take over his
duties for probably a month.
Paul Redfern (center). Just before he hopped off from Glenn Island
Beach, Ga„ on his flight to Brazil. Others shown with him are: Paul
Warner (left), chairman of the committee sponsoring the flight, and Capt.
I. M. Scarrett (right), Inspector of the Department of Commerce.
_ ❖
Mrs. Redfern, who is awaiting
the return of the flyer.
—Wide World and A. P. Photos.
“SECOND CHOICE”
Landon’s Friends May Want
Kansan on Idahoan’s
Slate in Ohio.
BY G. GOULD LINCOLN.
The problem of naming a “second
choice" for the Republican presiden
tial nomination in the Ohio primary
is giving the supporters of Senator
Borah of Idaho food for thought.
The Ohio primary law specifically
states that all candidates for delegate
to the national party conventions in
the primary must state on ballots
their first and second choices for the
presidential nomination.
Friends of Gov. Alf M. Landon of
Kansas, who also are supporters of
Senator Borah, it was reported today,
believe it would be advantageous to
have Landon go on the Borah delegate
slate as second choice. If there is
any such plan, however. Senator
Borah knows nothing of it, he said
today. Furthermore, some of the
Borah supporters insist the suggestion
is "out of the question.”
Democrats Solve Problem.
The Democrats have solved the
problem of first and second choice for
the presidential nomination in the
Ohio primary by putting President
Roosevelt forward as their first choice
and Vice President Garner as second
choice.
If Gov. Landon’s name is to be used
in the Ohio primary, either as first or
second choice, he has to give his as
sent in writing. Whether Gov. Lan
don would be willing to give such as
sent for second choice when he is
clearly a candidate for the presidential
nomination was another question.
It might be expected that the Borah
people would prefer to have their sec
ond choice in Ohio a man who would
be entirely favorable to the nomina
tion of Senator Borah. If that were
the case, it was said today, they might
put forward Representative Fish of
New York, an ardent supporter of
Senator Borah, who has, for the time
being anyway, sunk his own presiden
tial aspirations in favor of the Ida
hoan.
Any selection of a second choice
by the Borah people in Ohio might
be construed as a preference on their
part for a vice presidential candidate
(See BORAH, Page 4.)
Bine Streak lc j
Noon Edition j
The NOON EDITION of The Star will continue to
be sold by newsboys and newstands throughout the i
city at ONE CENT per copy until further notice.
PROBERS WOULD
CALL TOWNSEND
Representative Bell Asked
for Information by Pen
sion Advocate.
BACKGROUND—
Vision of plenty and happiness
for everybody over 60 years of age
was painted by Dr. F. E. Townsend
in Long' Branch, Calif., in the
Summer of 1934.
The $200-a-month pension plan
became a stirring political issue in
California, where it was indorsed
by Gov. Merriam, Republican, who
defeated Upton Sinclair and his
E. P. 1. C. platform.
Economists, labor leaders and
the New Deal have condemned the
plan unequivocally, but Townsend
claims ever-increasing strength.
Representative Bell. Democrat, of
Missouri, probable chairman of the
1 House committee to Investigate the
Townsend and other old-age pension
movements, said today he was "sure
this committee will want to interro
gate Dr. Townsend.”
The Misiourian made the state
ment in answer to a telegram from
Gomer Smith of Los Angeles, who
telegraphed Bell that he was the per.
sonal attorney for Dr. P. E. Townsend,
founder of the old-age pension move
ment which bears his name.
Smith's telegram said:
"He (Dr. Townsend) is recovering
from flu and neither he nor I can be
in Washington before two weeks. We
both desire to be present beginning in
vestigation and will appreciate your
deferring commencement for two
weeks.
Information Asked.
“We desire to offer committee every
assistance and will appreciate your
telegraphing me, collect Biltmore Ho
tel, Los Angeles, attitude your com
mittee our request and date of In
vestigation.”
The House voted 240 to 4 yesterday
to set up a committee of eight mem
bers for the inquiry. Bell, author of
the inquiry resolution, said that as a
doctor of “ills which afflict our social
structure,” Dr. Townsend is a “charla
tan and quack.” He said he cast no
reflection on Townsend’s medical
record.
At Townsend headquarters a corps
of officers and employes gathered with
smiling inquiries around reporters.
“How much is Congress going to
spend on the investigation?” was the
question reiterated on all sides. “It is
wonderful publicity.”
“Forces Plan to Vote.”
Robert E. Clements, national secre
tary and co-founder of the plan to pay
everyone 60 years of age $200 a month
pension, said:
“These monkeys have played right
into our hands. They are giving us
the biggest piece of publicity we ever
could have hoped to get. • * * We
shall be exr aerated and our pension
plan forced to a vote.”
In a formal statement Clements
charged that the investigation was
“pure and unadulterated political per
secution.”
On the House floor, Representative
Celler, Democrat, of New York charged
that the Townsend organization
yielded $2,000 a week each to Dr.
Townsend and Clements. He said
Townsend was “either a fool or a
knave.”
Representative Blanton, Democrat,
of Texas told the House he wanted
the investigating committee to sift re
ports that grocers in certain cities had
been forced to turn over to Townsend
clubs a stipulated fee on purchases
made b* -Tub members.
Defended by Smith.
Defense of the Towmsend plan was
made by Representative Smith, Dem
ocrat, of Washington, who said there
was "no justification” for the inquiry,
and Representative Main, Republican,
of Michigan, who said he detected
"symptoms of political jitters."
Plane Pulls 5 Gliders.
MOSCOW, February 20 Of5).—An
air train, consisting of a plane and
live gliders, ascended 3,150 meters
(almost 10,336 feet) today to estab
lish what aviation officials described
as a world altitude
trains with more than
I

SHIFT TO HOUSE
Unanimous Indorsement Is
Granted Plan to Grant
26 and 15 Days.
OVERTIME WORK PAY
YET TO REWORKED OUT
Logan Measure to Put All Agen
cies in Civil Service Is Again
Postponed.
BY J. A. O’LEARY.
The Senate unanimously passeu the
Government employes leave bills this
afternoon, and sent them back to
the House for action on amendments.
The House may concur in the
changes or ask for a conference, but
in either event the expectation at
the Capitol is that the measure,
which has been tied up in the Senate
since last session, will go through now.
One bill increases the annual leave
from 15 days to 26 days, exclusive of
Sundays and holidays, and allows
unused leave to be accumulated up to
a limit of 60 days. The House bill
would have restored annual leave to
30 days, exclusive of Sundays and
holidays, and an allowance of 120
days on cumulative leave. The other
bill reduces sick leave from 30 to 15
days, with the same limitation of 60
days on the accuiiulation of unused
leave. The House measure would
have allowed the 120-day accumula
tion of sick leave also.
No Resistance Met.
When the bills were reached on the
call of the calendar today, they went
through without a word of debate, the
objections of Senator McKellar of
Tennessee having been met by the
amendments agreed to in the Senate
Civil Service Committee last week.
One of the Senate changes strikes
from the House bill the provision un
der which overtime work could have
been added to annual leave, but the
committee announced several days ago
it favored a further study later of
some method of compensating em
ployes for overtime.
Another amendment postpones the
effective date of the leave changes
until July 1. Under the House bill
the date was July 1. 1935.
Deadlock Ended.
The leave bills passed the House last
August, but failed to come to a vote
in the Senate before adjournment.
Since Congress returned last month
they again have been objected to,
until the Civil Service Committee, in
conference with Senator McKellar,
worked out the compromise which
proved acceptable to him and brought
about today’s favorable action in the
Senate.
j Several other civil service bills that
have met with Senate opposition in
| the past were objected to again to
day by various Senators, and post
poned. One was the Logan bill tc
place all positions in the executive
branch of the Government until civil
service and to require those holding
non-civil service jobs to take a non
competitive examination. Another bill
postponed was the measure seeking tc
prohibit Government employes from
seeking political support in obtaining
promotions.
KIP RHINELANDER
DIES OF PNEUMONIA
Scion of Prominent Family, In
volved in Divorce Sensation,
111 but Few Days.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. February 20.—Leon
ard Kip Rhinelander, member of a
socially prominent family involved in
a sensational divorce case in 1929
died today of pneumonia at Long
Beach, Long Island.
In 1929 Rhinelander was granted a
divorce decree in Las Vegas. Nev.,
from Alice Jones, who, testimony
showed, was the daughter of a colored
cab driver.
Society was startled by their mar
riage October 14, 1924. Rhinelander,
who had come into a fortune, then
was 22 and his bride was 23.
Rhinelander had been ill only a
few days, and his condition was not
considered serious until yesterday,
He died at the home of his father,
Philip Rhinelander, descendant of one
of the oldest families in the State.
He had been working in the office
of the Rhinelander estate, which con
trolled large real estate holdings in
New York and on Long Island.
PRESIDENT TO GIVE
JEFFERSON ADDRESS
New York Dinner Invitation Ac
cepted—Gov. Lehman Only
Other Major Speaker."
President Roosevelt will make the
principal oration at the Jefferson day
dinner in New York City April 18 next.
President Roosevelt accepted this in
vitation today when it was formally
presented to him by Thomas J. Mc
Mahon, president of the National
Democratic Club, and Cornelius F.
Collins, judge of the Court of General
Sessions, New York, chairman of the
Jefferson day dinner.
This dinner will be held at the
Commodore Hotel, and the only other
major address of the evening will be
delivered by Gov. Lehman of New
York.
Wife Accuses Blond.
LOS ANGELES, February 20 OP).—
A "blond in Agua Caliente” was only
one of several things John D. Sprec
kles, 3d, heir to a sugar fortune, had
to answer for in Divorce Court today.
Mrs. Roxana Gloria Spreckles testi
fied yesterday he was attentive to other
women, one the "blond in Agua Cal
iente,” and another, a "red-haired girl
on hii yacht.” |
f V^LTER.IF YOU CAN MAKE A A
( DOLLAR GO THAT FAR. I MAY
\ RECOMMEND YOU To AID J
SECRETARY
--- ^
MIEN CASE
Surprise Is Sprung by De
fense at Court-Martial
Trial.
(Picture on Page A-3.)
BY REX COLLIER.
The defense abruptly rested Its case
in the "breach of honor" court-martial
; of Col. Joseph I. McMullen this morn
ing, after introducing brief testimony
to show that Col. McMullen's ques
tioned trip to California at the expense
| of Joseph Silverman, jr„ was made be
cause his son. Bruce McMullen, was
"desperately ill.”
The unexpected announcement of
conclusion of the defense case by Wil
liam E. Leahy, chief counsel, took the
prosecution entirely by surprise.
Lieut. Col. Charles W. Thomas, jr..
trial judge advocate, was granted a
recess to decide on the question of re
buttal testimony, after he had advised
the court of generals and colonels that
he was "surprised” at the sudden ter
mination of testimony.
McMullen Not on Stand.
The testimony ended without the
appearance of Col. McMullen on the
stand in his own defense, although
defense lawyers had said yesterday
that both he and Bruce would testify.
Counsel held long conferences yester
day afternoon and last night, at which
decision was reached to have neither
of the McMullens testify.
The fifth defense witness had given
brief testimony and Leahy had read
to the court a stipulated statement
by Robert Pechner, director of the
C. C. C., when the dramatic an
nouncement. "the defense rests,” was
made by Leahy.
nppaicuti.v uic tuuu cvo u»uv.u
surprised as the prosecution, as prepa
rations had been made to continue
the trial at least the remainder of
this week.
Only two witnesses appeared for the
defense today, and both testified re
gal ding the urgency of Col. McMul
len’s trip to San Francisco on Janu
ary 20, 1934. The trip was made by
Col. and Mrs. McMullen with round
trip railroad tickets given them by
Joseph Silverman, jr., indicated dealer
In surplus Army goods.
The Fechner statement declared Mc
Mullen had never tried to influence
him regarding a Silverman contract for
selling back to the Government surplus
Army underwear needed by the C. C. C.
boys. It was McMullen’s work on this
contract that led to his court martial
on grounds that he accepted a “re
ward” of railroad tickets from Silver
man.
After a short recess the prosecution
notified the court it would be unable
to reach a decision as to its future
course in the trial until 1 p.m., and
the trial thereupon was adjourned un
til that hour.
Chief Clerk Testifies.
The testimony concerning Bruce’s
illness was given by Miss Edna Fussell,
chief clerk in the patent section of the
Judge Advocate General’s Department,
of which Col. McMullen was chief, and
by Miss Lucille Butcher, secretary to
the chief of staff.
Miss Fussell said Col. McMullen re
ceived a telegram January 19, 1934,
telling of his son’s critical condition,
and that she aided Col. and Mrs. Mc
Mullen in getting “off on the train"
the next day.
Miss Butcher said Col. McMullen
came to Gen. Douglas McArthur’s
office and received permission to make
the California trip.
Miss Fussell declared she never saw
Silverman in McMullen's office, nor
did she ever receive any phone calls
or letters from him for Col. McMullen.
She said, in response to a question
by William E. Leahy, chief defense
attorney, that Col. McMullen had
“tried to retire” several times and that
he had been sick for the past year
and a half.
Readers9 Guide
Pages.
After Dark_ B-6
Amusements_B-18-19
Answers to Questions_A-8
Comics _C-8
Editorial_A-8
Finance . A-15-16-17
Lost and Found_A-9
Radio_C-4
Serial Story__B-16
Short Story_C-6
Society_B-2
Sports. C-l-2-3
Washington Wayside.B-6
Woman’s Feature*-^-C-5-6-7
Gould Heiress W( Is
Wyoming Cowboy
Following Divorce
ANNE GOULD ELSBURY,
By the Associated Press.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., February 20.—
1 The former Anne Gould Meador. 22,
granddaughter of the late Jay Gould,
and Herman H. Elsbury, 24, Cody.
Wyo., cowboy and “dude wrangler,”
were believed on their way to New
York City today after their surprise
marriage here Saturday.
Elsbury, in a “supergallon” som
brero. whipcord riding breeches and
cowboy boots and the railroad heiress
in a gray traveling suit, were wed by a
(See BRIDE, Page A-5.)
CITY FEELS PINCH
OF COAL SHORTAGE
Dealers Unable to Fill Orders
for Some Grades—Mer
cury Hits 14.
The first pinch of the coal shortage
which the severe Winter has brought
to the Middle West was felt here
today when several small dealers re
ported they were unable to fill orders
for some grades of coal.
This particularly applied to the so
called Virginia anthracite, the mining
of which has been delayed by the
weather. However, large dealers re
ported they were able to supply all
demands and even the small dealers
had ample supplies of Pennsylvania
anthracite.
With the temperature dropping to
14 degrees early today, the Potomac’s
Ice thickened, postponing the danger
of an overflow.
Probably Snow Tonight.
Increasing cloudiness, probably fol
lowed by light snow tonight or tomor
row, was the forecast. The low to
night is expected to be about 22.
Tomorrow, the Weather Bureau said,
probably will be slightly warmer, but
not enough change Is expected to
cause any appreciable thaw on the
river.
The country’s egg yield has dropped
with the mercury and prices have
risen, the Agriculture Department re
vealed today. Production the first
part of February was less than the
five-year average for the month.
Warmer in Chicago.
Wanner weather, with the mercury
.rising to 15 or 20 degrees above zero,
was the forecast for Chicago today,
but Prof. Selby Maxwell, long-range
forecaster, predicted another cold
(See WEATHER, Page A-37)
ALARM RINGER FREED
Charles Brown Called Fire Appa
ratus When Home Was Flooded.
When the* first floor of Charles
Brown’s home on Fiftieth street north
east was flooded by water from a
broken main nearby, he resorted to
a fire alarm box to call for help, he
told Judge Ous A. Schuldt in Police
Court this morning, when he was
arraigned on a charge of turning in
a false alarm.
After Policeman C. E. Chaney had
testified water had already covered
the floor when he arrived, Judge
Schuldt ruled that Brown had not
violated the law, since he had no
other means of communication and
that the alarm was pulled for sn
emergency. The court took his per
sonal bond. ^
GUN SALES CURB
VOIEDBYSENATE
Old Army Machine Guns
Available to Gangsters,
Arms Probe Told.
By the Associated Press.
While its munitions investigators
listened to testimony of sales of old
Army machine guns, the Senate today
passed legislation prohibiting ship
ment of all firearms and ammunition
in interstate commerce except by
licensed dealers.
The bill, sponsored by Senators
Copeland, Democrat, of New York:
Vandenberg, Republican, of Michigan,
and Murphy, Democrat, of Iowa of
the Anti-Crime Committee, now goes
to the House. It was approved by
unanimous vote.
The measure, which provides pen
alties of $2,000 and five years' im
prisonment for violations, would take
effect 30 days after passage.
Testimony that thousands of machine
guns—mutilated but repairable—were
being sold by the Army while the
Justice Department was trying to pre
vent their delivery to gangsters was
given before the Senate Munitions
Committee by Jacob Paley, New York
junk dealer.
Bouglrt Vast Quantities.
He testified that in addition to 3,834
machine guns he bought in 1933, other
quantities were being offered "almost
every week” at Army depots in various
parts of the country.
At the same time, he said, the Jus
tice Department "was checking up on
me almost every day” to find where
the guns were being sold.
“Here was the Government,” he
said, with a characteristic outspread
ing of hands, "selling guns with one
hand and belly-aching about it with
the other.”
Protests Stopped One Deal.
Paley said peace officers and
licensed dealers protested so vocifer
! ously about a sale of “two immense
lots” scheduled at Middletown. Pa.,
June 26, 1935, that it was withdrawn.
Paley said Sergt. Henry Butts, ball
istics expert of the New York City
Police Department, had said he would
“have it stopped, and it was stopped.”
"They announced at the sale at
Middletown.” Paley went on, "that
(See ARMS, Page 4.)
3 WOMEN OVERCOME
BY LEAKING FUMES
Four Other Persons Made 111 hy
Oas Believed to Have Come
From Furnace.
Three women were rendered uncon
scious early this afternoon and four
other persons made ill by fumes
believed to have leaked from a furnace
in a building at 1326 Fourth street
southwest.
Those overcome were Miss Esther
Kolker, 22, of the Fourth street ad
dress; Mrs. Mabel Tippett, 33, of 1330
Fourth street southwest, and Mrs.
Sylvia Lohman, 23, of Baltimore, visit
ing.
Made ill were Judith Deckelbaum,
5; James H Deperini. 30, a painter,
of the 400 block of Eleventh street
southwest, working in the building,
and two colored women, Victoria
Cooper, 35, of the 200 block of
Fourth street southwest, and Estelle
Ball, 35, of the 400 block of New Jer
sey avenue southwest, both of whom
were working around the kitchen.
The Fire Rescue Squad was called
and immediately began administering
first aid to those more seriously af
fected. All of those affected were on
the first floor of the building, a part
of which is occupied by a store.
Firemen succeeded in reviving those
overcome after administering oxygen
and first aid for approximately half
an hour.
Bio IS SHOWN
ELECTRIC CHI;
FIS 10 BREAK
Acts Like Caged Animal in
Grilling to Obtain True
Story.
REFUSES TO CONFESS
ANY PART IN CRIME
Leibowitz Withdraws From Case,
Believing Hauptmann Has
“Played His Last Card.”
(Copyright, 1036 by Associated Press )
TRENTON, N. J., February 20—The
electric chair in which Bruno Richard
Hauptmann has been doomed to die
the week of March 30 was shown to
him in a dramatic episode in the death
house yesterday, it wfas learned today.
Hauptmann peered into the death
chamber during the interview with
Samuel S. Leibowitz, New York attor
ney, and C. Lloyd Fisher, chief
counsel.
“Hauptmann was like a caged ani
mal,’’ said a person who was present
at the interview.
“He continually grasped the bars of
his cell with white, clenched fists, and
thrust his face between the bars.
Wire Screen Kemovea.
“During the interview Leibowitz in
sisted that a wire screen be removed
from behind Hauptmann's cell. When
this was done. Hauptmann could reach
through the bars and touch the green
door leading to the execution cham
ber. and by extending his hand could
look through the little peephole in the
door.
“Leibowitz opened the peephole and
Hauptmann looked through. He stared
at the electric chair for a minute and
i blanched. He shivered and sighed and
: lost his voice momentarily, but no
! tears came to his eyes.”
Hauptmann Knows He's Lost.
It was after this interview' that
Leibowitz announced his withdrawal
from the case in an announcement
indicating he believed the condemned
man was guilty.
“Hauptmann understands very
clearly that his last card has been
played and he has lost,” Leibowitz
. said.
Leibowitz and Fisher told Haupt
; mann. according to a reliable source,
that there was no new evidence and
Gov. Hoffman had told them he would
not grant Hauptmann another re
i prieve.
“The scene In the death house was
worse than anything I have ever seen
in any electrocution chamber,’ this
source said. “Leibowitz and Fisher
were deeply affected.
“Leibowitz did most of the question
’ ing and never raised his voice above
a conversational tone. It had a hyp
notic effect on the prisoner.
“There w'as no bulldozing, but
I Hauptmann frequently raised his
1 voice.
Hauptmann Blames Writing.
“Leibowitz did not request Haupt
mann to change his story, but in point
ing out the numerous flaws in Haupt
mann's defense, he gave the prisoner
every opportunity to tell the truth if
he had not already done so.
J “Hauptmann said. ‘Dot handwriting
i is the w'orstest thing against me.’
j “He was inclined to dismiss all
phases of the kidnap evidence against
him with a shrug, remarking ‘Dot's
not so.’
j “He discussed more avidly, however,
the extortion evidence, the handwrit
, ing and the money, but he did not
change his story on them or any other
phases of the case one bit.
“Leibowitz tore several sheets of
paper into 100 pieces and asked
Hauptmann to write numbers on
three of them. Hauptmann wrote
(See“HAUPTMANNrPage A-4.)
White Home Held
A Great Teacher
By Mrs. Roosevelt
Says She Has Learned
More About Different
Phases of Life.
Three years in the White House
lias taught Mrs. Roosevelt three dis
tinct lessons, she said today.
“I have been forced to organize my
life better,” she said, "to economize
time.
“I have learned more about dif
ferent phases of life.
"And,” she climaxed her inventory
or knowledge, "I have learned that
the only thing that really matters is
the inner conviction that you are
attempting to do what you consider
your job. Outside of that, nothing
really counts.”
The President’s wife outlined the
educational benefits of life in the
White House at the request of con
ference reporters, who pointed out
that she is rounding out her third
year as mistress of the Executive
Mansion.
She elaborated on the knowledge of
conditions in various sections of the
country which she has acquired since
her White House residence, but de
clined to state what she considers
"her job.”
Auto Permits Lost by Youths
Involved in False Fire Alarms
The two youths, given suspended
sentences by Judge Isaac R. Hitt after
they pleaded guilty to turning in seven
false fire alarms during one night,
have lost for an indefinite period
their permits to drive in the District
because of their action, it wu learned
today.
The Board of Revocations and Sus
pensions Tuesday held that Adams
Martin Wyant, 18, of 2311 Con
necticut avenue, son or the Jate Rep
resentative Wyant of Pennsylvania,
and Waldo Wilson Whitehead, 18, of
3016 Tilden street, • used a motor car
for illegal purposes" during their gay
ride over icy streets the night of Jan
uary 25.
The permit suspension orders are
now in precinct stations awaiting
service. The permits probably will be
surrendered some time today, accord
ing to the boy^, attorneys.

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