Ready to Take Stand in Own
Defense in $12,000,000
Py the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. May 30.—Pictured by
State witnesses as the "boss" of a
512,000,000-a-year vice syndicate,
Charles (“Lucky”) Luciano tonight
was prepared to take the stand in
his own defense Monday and issue a
blanket denial of the characterization.
As Special Prosecutor Thomas E.
Dewey rested his case against the 10
alleged leaders of the huge combine
last night, Luciano told reporters:
‘T certainly expect to be acquitted.
I never was engaged in this racket
Identified as "Boss.”
Several of Dewey's 46 witnesses,
most of whom were engaged in the
white slave traffic themselves, identi
fied Luciano as the man they under
stood to be the boss of the racket.
One of them, Nancy Presser, a
platinum blond who said she had been
on intimate terms with Luciano, at
tributed to him an ambition to or
ganize the city's bordellos along chain
Operators of disorderly houses told
of being assaulted and otherwise in
timidated when they demurred at
paying tribute to Luciano's co
defendants. One madam testified hei
“joint was wrecked" when she failed
to leap at an opportunity to join the
Luciano told interviewers, however
that he earned his living at the race
tracks and in other legitimate gam
bling enterprises. He never saw eighl
of the men accused of being hb
lieutenants, he said, until he wa;
hailed Into court with them.
Dewey Charges Threats.
Among those who fell in this cate
gory was Nancy Presser, the girl wh<
claimed to have been his intimah
Dewey, charging that some of hb
witnesses had been threatened out o:
court, disclosed that Miss Presser hat
changed her address suddenly aftei
The number of defendants may b<
reduced from 10 to 9 when the tria
Is resumed Monday. Jack Ellenstein
a booker of prostitutes, negotiatet
through his counsel over the week ent
for an opportunity to plead guilty,
i Three other bookers turned State’i
evidence at the start of the trial.
AIR CRASH KILLS
Companion Is Injured as Plan
Dives Into Boston
By the Associated Press.
BOSTON. May 30.—An Army plam
roomed out of a loop and nose-dive<
Into Boston Harbor late today, carry
ing one mechanic to his death am
causing "probable fatal” Injuries t<
Somewhere tonight in Boston Har
bor was the body of Robert Tanckei
24. address unknown—drowned o
killed, police said, when the plan
His companion in the Army ship
which Lieut. John E. Curran assert
ed the two mechanics took withou
permission, was in Carney Hospital
Police gave his name as William E
Hallawah, 24. of Charlottesville, Va.
Dr. R. J. Duffy said Hallawah wa
suffering from a compound fracturi
of the jaw, a possible fracture of th
skull, a broken rib and possibly in
temal injuries. "His condition is crit
leal,” said the doctor, "his Injurie
are probably fatal.”
Army officials told police the me
ehanics had taken up the plane
brought here only yesterday fron
Langley Field. Va . for a test flight.
While scores of small craft cu
through the rough seas in the harbor
the Army plane looped and stunte<
over the harbor.
PLANTER FOUND DEAD
AS FIRE RAZES HOME
Left Leg and Arm and Top o:
Head Severed From Body
Ex the Associated Press.
ANGUILLA, Miss.. May 30.—E. W
Cook, prominent Sharkey Counts
planter, was found dead in the charrec
ruins of his home early today, his lefi
leg and left arm and the top of hit
head severed from his body.
A coroner’s jury was called and offi
cers began an investigation.
Cook, who usually paid his planta
tion workers on Saturday, was re
ported to keep large sums of monej
In an iron safe at his residence. Th<
condition of the safe made it impos
sible to determine whether it had beer
The town marshal of Anguilla
which the Cook plantation adjoins
discovered the house in flames, bu
his efforts to arouse Cook, asleep ir
the side of the house not burning
Were futile. The home was destroyed
Mrs. Cook was in Shreveport anc
her husband was alone in the house
Old Horse Thieves
In Northivest Area
Montana Sheriff Rounds
Up Band After Wave
By the Associated Press.
JANESVILLE, Wis., May 30.—The
Old-time horse thief, the original
public enemy of the West, is threat
ening a come-back.
A Montana sheriff, H. P. Lowe oi
Roosevelt County, said he rounded up
a band of them here tonight.
Horse stealing has been "spread
ing alarmingly” in his territory, Sher
iff Lowe declared. Wholesale thefts
occurred, he said, during 40 below
rero weather in January. They were
discovered by ranchers during the
Tracing some of the missing ani
mals, Lowe said he found that 17 head
of a herd of 25 stolen from four
Montana ranches had been driven 80
miles overland and shipped to Janes
After identifying the horses here, the
sheriff arrested Fred Radons, 61, of
Outlook, Mont., and three other men
on charges of grand larceny. He said
the horses had been sold.
of Interesting Events
and Things, s
THIS Is a story that gets a guf
faw around police headquar
ters, and may have been do
ing it for years, for all the
operative who Just heard it knows.
It has the tone of a classic, but he
never has heard it before.
The story concerns two rookie po
licemen who picked up a drunk in the
northeast section. They decided he
was the kind of drunk who should be
sent to jail instead of to his home.
That necessitated a call for the wagon,
so the three of them, the officers and
their prize, started looking for a call
box. They walked and walked and
walked, and looked and looked and
looked, but never a patrol box did
they see. .
The walk gradually evaporated the
alcohol out of the system of the pris
oner, and becoming sober, it was
necessary, the officers thought, to turn
him loose. They did, but that wasn’t
the last they saw of him. He showed
up about an hour later, still sober
and in a helpful mood.
“You fellows are absolutely right,”
i he greeted them. "I've looked this
whole section over, and there isn't
a single call box around.”
* * * *
It is said to have happened in a
downtown theater. There was a
news reel shot of some ditnng
champion streaking into a pool in
a graceful plunge. Then, so the
commentator could slip in a wise
crack. the film was reversed and
the swimmer streaked from the
pool up through the air and back
onto the diving board.
"My goodness." gasped an ample
lady to the left of the operative,
"How in the world did he ever do
i * * * *
THEY'RE whispering this tale about
a flyer over at the Naval Air Sta
tion, and maybe it is being whispered
about other flyers elsewhere.
It seems the pilot for weeks had
been putting in all his flying time on
s land ships, and hadn't so much a$
1 looked at a seaplane or an amphibian.
■ ' Then one day he was assigned to test
l a seaplane, just arrived at the station.
> Everything came off perfectly until
time to land.
Absent-mindedly, the flyer nosed the
• ship toward the field. The mechanic,
r wise in the vagaries of aviators’ minds,
5 kept quiet until he saw the pilot was
really intending to land.
- “If you don't mind me saying so.”
' he shouted to the flyer as the earth
: rushed up, "this is a seaplane, and
• there aren't any wheels on it.”
The pilot wasted no time on dis
, cussion. He swung over and made
| the river just in time. The plane
, floated to a stop out in the middle of
' the potomac. The pilot turned to his
J "F'ewens sake,’’ he begged, “don’t
mention a word of this. The boys
would razz me off the reservation.”
“Never fear,” replied the mechanic.
[ “Mum's the word.”
With that the flyer loosened his
; belt, climbed from the cockpit and
, dropped to the ground. Rather, he
1 hought he was dropping to the ground
—until its splashed.
* * * *
Two boys from Tennessee, now
employed in Washington, passed in
the street the other day and one
of them still is ribbing the other
about the achievement of a life
The ribber remembered, when
he saw his victim, that the latter
always had expressed a desire to
drive through a city with a police
escort. He had it, all right, a
motorcycle officer in front and an
other behind him; the double
honor being due to the fact that
the man under arrest had talked
back pretty volubly and the officers
were determined that he wouldn’t
get away. He eventually did after
paying J5 for the escort.
* * * *
BROADCASTING does not turn out
always as it is scheduled. Four
newspaper men were chosen to do the
' iamlliar “man-in-the-street” interview.
At the proper time they gathered
at Twelfth and F streets to question
passers-by on their opinion of the
Seeing the radio equipment was
missing, the scribes anxiously waited.
It is hard to get a crowd to step until
the microphone comes into evidence.
The deadline came and still no
radio operators. One of the would
be broadcasters called the studio.
Imagine his amazement when he was
told that the broadcast was on!
It turned out that the control had
been put up at the wrong location,
and the announcer, all alone, was
desperately trying to fill up the 15
minute period by his own chatter.
Finally the reporters appeared on the
scene and gave final aid by being
* * * *
'T'WO persons in Washington, at least,
turned first to the sport pages
of their newspapers this morning to
see how Bill Lannigan. Duxbury, Mass.,
finished in The Evening Star Mara
They were two who saw Bill when
he arrived in Washington late Friday
night, too. Bill’s traveling gear con
sisted of a r~'r of tennis sneakers,
no socks, an odd coat and trouser
hook-up and his method of travel ap
parently was any conveyance that
happened to be immediately at hand.
Bill was fatigued, so obviously fa
tigued that the two Washingtonians
walked up to a man with whom he
had been talking and asked about him.
"Who the heck is that guy and how
did he get so tired?” they asked.
“That,” said the man who knew,
"is Bill Lannigan. a marathoner, and
he probably just finished his final
FAX BILL FACING
Republicans Call Confer
ence-Passage of Compro
mise Plan Predicted.
Ej the Associated Press.
Clashing opinions sounded yesterday
over the Senate Finance Committee's
revised bill to boost income sur
taxes and levy heavily on corpora
tions, with battle lines forming on
Senate Republicans were called to
confer before the opening of floor de
bate this week to determine their at
titude toward the bill.
Senators who forced committee ap
proval of the compromise bill, which
ignored President Roosevelt's call for
higher taxes on undistributed cor
poration income, predicted It would
be passed by the Senate.
On a third front, administration
forces served notice they would flght
on the floor to shove the bill back
into line with White House wishes.
Black Writes Minority Report.
Senator Black, Democrat, of Ala
bama, spent yesterday morning writ
ing a minority report and said he
would attempt to insert more drastic
taxes on undistributed corporation
profits when the bill comes before the
ornate iur uuiiMurx nuun,
Congressional leaders, pressing for
adjournment next Saturday night,
hoped meanwhile to obtain prompt
Senate approval of the $2,370,000,000
deficiency-relief appropriation bill.
But with the entire adjournment
situation pegged on the tax bill, many
were openly skeptical of reaching the
June 6 goal.
The Senate Committee bill would
increase surtaxes on individual income
surtax brackets between $6,000 and
$50,000; tax corporation Income at
15'2 to 18 per cent; levy on undistri
buted corporate earnings at a flat 7
per cent rate, and subject dividends
in the hands of shareholders to the 4
per cent normal income tax.
Parley Is Called.
Senate Minority Leader McNary of
Oregon told party members to stand
by for a parley tomorrow or Tuesday,
after copies of the tax bill in its final
form and the majority report on it
Although McNary did not offer any
forecasts as to how Republican senti
ment would crystalize, a number of
minority members said they expected
to combat the tax bill, but to favor
it in preference to any measure that
would approach more closely to that
passed by the House.
The acting Finance Committee
chairman. Senator King, Democrat,
Utah, said he hoped to start the bill
through debate tomorrow' and ob
tain final action on it in two days.
But with the measure far afield
both from that passed by the House
and that urged by President Roose
velt, a sharp and prolonged confer
ence fight with the House apparently
was assured unless the Senate makes
Harrison's Aid Sought.
Supporters of the compromise pri
vately expressed hope they could
count on the help of Chairman Harri
son of the Finance Committee in their
drive to jam the legislation through
the Senate w’ith no major alterations.
When the compromise originally was
worked out, Harrison told four differ
ent committee members he would
He has been ill for several days,
however, and there was no certainty
that he would be able to return for
the start of floor skirmishes. Dur
ing his absence the one per cent
boost in income surtaxes was added.
Black said his minority report would
recommend retention of the present
12*2 to 15 per cent corporation tax
with graduated levies superimposed on
corporation earnings not distributed in
The latter would not apply to the
first 20 per cent of retained profits,
but on the next 20 per cent the rate
would be 20 per cent, and on all with
held earnings beyond that, the tax
would be 30 per cent.
$600,000,000 Yield Seen.
The Senator said his plan would
produce more than *600,000,000.
Senator La Follette i Progressive,
Wisconsin) said he expected to sign
Black's report, but whether there
would be other signatures remained
Asked whether he considered the
compromise measure satisfactory, King
"There is no tax bill that is satis
factory. This is a compromise bUl and
it meets the situation. It will supply
more money than the President asked
The President wanted *620,000,000
of permanent revenue and $517,000,000
The latest Treasury calculations
show the Senate bin would bring in
some *620,000,000 of permanent Fed
eral income and $82,000,000 of tempo
rary. King has contended, however,
that the Treasury is at least $87,000 -
000 too low on its estimates of perma
China to Build Plant.
Kwantung, China, is preparing to
start erection of its $10,000,000 pro
vincial steel works, which will pro
duce 100,000 tons of steel a year.
OF $13,000 BY PAIR
Richmond Attachment Pro
ceeding Starts Hunt for
By the Asreclated Press.
RICHMOND, Va.. May 30—The
fleecing of Richmond banks was dis
closed in attachment proceedings in
City Circuit Court today, designed to
prevent two men from withdrawing
an estimated balance of $2,000 to their
Police said they were looking for
two men who operated under the
names of Fred B. Reeves, John Y.
Clancy, B. R. Swift and E. C. Pitt.
They had conducted a novelty shop
here from the middle of April until
last week, officers said. Bank offi
cials said the total loss might reach
Check Forging Alleged.
The pair are wanted specifically
for the alleged forging of two checks,
aggregating $8,200, in the name of T.
Justin Moore, Richmond attorney. The
forgeries came to light, police said,
when Moore was informed his ac
count was overdrawn Thursday. An
examination showed the signatures to
The attachment papers disclosed
that Moore's name was forged to a
check for $3,700, made payable to
Pitt and indorsed by Pitt and F. B.
Reeves and to a second check for
$4,500, payable to Swift and in
dorsed by Swift and Clancy.
Four Names Reported Csed.
Authorities said the two opened ac
counts under the four names in four
banks here after beginning business
as a curio shop and establishing
credit. How they secured Moore's
checks remained unknown.
Bankers said the number of per
sons who were victims of the swin
dle would remain unknown pending
examination by depositors of their
next bank statements. The forgeries
might have escaped detection until
that time, had the alleged swindlers
not overdrawn the account.
The $2,000 was attached after the
check-up revealed that of approxi
mately $15,000 on deposit under the
four names, all had been withdrawn
except that amount. The curio shop,
meanwhile, has closed.
The banks were protected by for
Boy Guilty of Extortion.
OKLAHOMA CITY. May 30 (A>).—
Manning Bulla, 19, pleaded guilty to
day to attempted extortion of $300
from Mrs. Wire Franklin, wife of
an Oklahoma oil man, and was paroled
after being sentenced to 18 months
The youth said he “just made up”
the threat May 18 to Mrs. Franklin
“because he heard some one say it
Myers Forum Speaker
E three years’ work of the
Farm Credit Administration
will be reviewed for the Ameri
can public tomorrow night by
Gov. W. I. Myers of the administra
tion, whose subject will be, ‘‘The
Comeback of Agriculture.”
He will speak over the National
Radio Forum, arranged by the Wash
ington Star and broadcast over a
Nation-wide network of the National
Broadcasting Co., beginning at 9:30
It will be . in the nature of a third
birthday anniversary celebration, as
the Farm Credit Administration,
under President Roosevelt, completed
its third year May 27. Gov. Myers
is a practical farmer, formerly was
professor of agricultural economics
at Cornell University, and was secre
tary of the local co-operative credit
agency, the National Farm Loan
Association for his home community
near Ithaca, N. Y., where he operates
a large poultry ranch.
With this background and as
governor of the administration, he is
adequately equipped to discuss the
growth of co-operative credit during
the past three years. He plans to
show how the co-operative agencies
have taken over most of the load
formerly handled by direct Govern
_W. I. MYERS.
Without going too far into the field
of statistics. Gov. Myers expects to
present a '‘humanized" picture of the
status of the American farmer, and
the progress that has been made in
the handling of farm mortgage in*
“Fugitives” Return Home
When some one told Julia Ann Scrivener, left, and June
Gwin they faced jail for tearing up some old canceled checks
they decided to run away to Virginia. They are shown returning
after an adventuresome trip of five hours■—Star Staff Photo.
-- A _
(Continued From First Page )
for the rest of our lives for tearing
About two months ago, according to
the parents of the children, the two
found a bunch of cancelled checks.
They played with them for a while,
then tore them up. One of their
neighbors told them, jokingly, that
they had tom up $5,000. This latter
phase of the check story did not get
to the parents until last night, but
they have known for some time that
the girls were trying to run away.
“About a month ago I found their
suitcases all packed with every stitch
of clothing they had," Mrs. Gwin said
last night. "I tried to get them to
tell me then why they wanted to run
away, but they wouldn't,"
The girls had 49 cents between
them, all of it saved up—a penny or
two at a time—during the last two
“We thought that would take us to
Hot Springs,” June told reporters.
Her grandparents live in Hot Springs,
Austin Gwin, taxicab driver and
father of June, drove his cab to the
ends of all street car lines looking for
the girls when he learned they had
run away. Frank Scrivener, father of
Julia Ann, is a clerk for the Southern
When the two children left home
they carried two dresses and other
clothing in paper bags. “We were
afraid to take the suitcase because
mother would have noticed," Julia Ann
Finally Tell story.
Bit by bit. the parents and the re
porter got the story of what actually
happened to them. Here is how Julia
Ann told It:
"We slipped out while nobody was
looking and started walking. We
got to the Speedway and went around
it three times before we could find
the Lincoln Memorial. Then we went
across the white bridge (Arlington
Memorial Bridge) and then walked
for a long time. We started to walk
across a field when we heard a po
liceman’s whistle. That was what
we were afraidest of and we started
"The policeman got out of a ear
and chased us. He caught us and
asked us our names. We didn't say
nothing. He asked us where we lived.
We didn’t say nothing. He asked us
where we were going. We didn’t say
nothing. And then he asked us a lot
more things, but we didn't say noth
"Then he put us in the car with
another man and drove around and
crossed the white bridge again. He
asked us again where we lived and we
told him Warner street. He said he
didn't know where Warner street was
and put us out on the Monument
grounds and asked us if we knew
the way home. We told him we did
and promised to go right home. We
tried to hurry, but we were getting
pretty tired and we sat down sev
eral times to rest . . . and besides It
was getting awfully dark.”
The first place the children went
when they got back in their neigh
borhood and before they went home
was to a store where they spent five
cents for candy.
The parents spent the evening at
home, explaining that tearing up
canceled checks is . not a terrible
crime, after all.
ACTS TO END STRIKES
Spanish Government Moves to
MADRID. May 30 UP).—Spain's gov
ernment clamped a hard hand on
strikes and disorders tonight.
Almost 200 syndicalist leaders were
arrested. Conferences were begun
with Socialist leaders to end the period
of wide-spread strikes.
A special Judge was sent to Yeste
to investigate a fight In which 15
peasants and one civil guard were
The civil governor of Sevilla re
ceived reports that "grave events"
were transpiring in the town of Ca
sa lia de la Sierra, where a general
strike recently was declared.
The governor was en route to the
scene to investigate.
Firemen Quench Passing: Blaze.
KANKAKEE, HI. (JP).—As Hugh
Lewis drove past Fire Station No. 3
> short circuit in the battery cable
5f his car set the machine afire. Fire
men grabbed extinguishers, flagged
down Lewis and put out the blase
without moving a truck.
CUT IN RAIL FARES
IN EFFECT TON IT
New Schedule Will Go Into
Force Under Protest of
By the Associated Press.
Although already the target of a
court attack, new low passenger fares
ordered by the Interstate Commerce
Commission as a means of bolstering
travel by rail will go Into effect at
Fares as low or lower than those
fixed by the commission already are
In operation In Southern and Western
territory. In the East, however, all
major carriers except the Baltimore
St Ohio said they would conform to
the reduction ruling "under protest."
They then filed a suit in New York
Federal Court seeking to Invalidate it.
These roads contended the new
charges would cut seriously into their
revenues. In addition, they argued,
the commission’s action was "caprici
ous" and exceeded Its statutory au
thority by assuming control over mat
ter* which should be left to the dis
cretion of railroad management.
aurcnarge wipea uui.
After a lengthy study, the com
mission fixed fares of 2 cents a mile
in coaches and 3 cents in Pullmans,
compared with the present basic fare
of 3.6 cents for both classes of trans
portation plus a Pullman surcharge.
The surcharge, which averages four
tenths of a cent a mile, was ordered
Splitting five to four, the commis
sion majority said there had been
Increased travel in the South and
West since passenger fares were re
duced in 1933. and that this indicated
similar results could be accomplished
in the East.
“There is no reason to believe,” the
majority held, “that the average per
son living in the East is not just as
willing and able to travel by rail
as is the average person residing in
the South or in the West.
“It seems reasonable to asume,
therefore, that a reduction In the
fare in the East would be as attrac
tive to the traveling public and as
likely to stimulate increased passen
ger miles as was the fare reduction
made in the South and in the West."
Optimistic for Future.
The commission took an optimistic
view of future passenger traffic, say
ing “the passenger market for the
future looks as promising as at any
time in the history of the country,”
"The railroads cannot hope to share
reasonably in that market except at
fares more nearly commensurate with
the cost and convenience of travel
by highway and with changed eco
The commission said dwindling pas
senger revenues made "immediate
extraordinary measures imperative in
order to enable the railroads to con
tinue in the passenger business.”
But the Eastern roads, which carry
more than 60 per cent of the Nation's
railroad passengers, contended revenue
increases similar to those in the South
and West could not be realized in
A large portion of their business,
attorneys asserted, came from com
muter travel, which would not be
Increased by a fare reduction. They
said also that even should passen
ger figures swing upward because of
a reduction, there also would be a
sharp increase in operating costs, off
setting any possibilty of a net revenue
After the commission handed down
its ruling, the Eastern roads re
quested reconsideration, submitting an
alternate proposal of their own.
These carriers suggested that they
be permitted to establish "experi
mental'’ faxes of 2.5 cents a mile in
coaches and three cents in Pullmans
for a period of 18 months. During
this time, they said, revenue results
of the lower rates could be measured
and the I. C. C. would have concrete
data on which to base any future
Transportation Co-ordinator Joseph
B. Eastman cast a deciding vote
\ against the roads’ proposal when the
commission divided its votes evenly.
Although the commission had set
June 2 as the deadlme for new rates,
the railroads later Informed the com
mission they would put the new
schedules into effect at midnight May
31, to simplify their books. Whether
the rates will remain in effect for
more than a brief period depends
on how and when the court rules
on the Eastern carriers’ suit.
Under the direction of Patrick J.
Farrell of Vermont, former member
of the I. C. C., commission attorneys
are mapping a defense to the action.
U. S.-BRAZIL TRADE
Cabinet Member Says Proposed
Treaty With Reich Will In
volve $30,000,000 Exchange.
—^ ***'• *»owi«iru rress.
RIO DE JANEIRO, May 30—A
member of the cabinet said today that
the proposed commercial accord with
Germany in its revised form involved
a reciprocal exchange of mercandise
valued at more than *30,000,000.
He emphasized, however, that
Finance Minister Artur Souza Costa
had agreed that the United States
Brazil treaty of February 2, 1935,
would be safeguarded.
Germany's signature to the pact
has been pending for a week It was
learned officially that the accord had
been revised since May 23 to raise the
proposed sale of Brazilian cotton to
Germany from 62,000 to 80,000 metric
At the current average price and
free rates of exchange this would
mean a sale of *19,200,000 of the
equivalent of 352,000 bales of the
United States standard size.
The agreement also specifies vary
ing amounts of cocoa, tobacco, vege
table oils, lard and nuts which Brazil
ORBETA SUCCEEDS RIGGS
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, May 30
(iP).—Gov. Blanton Winshtp today
named Maj. Enrique Orbeta, U. S. A.,
retired, to be Insular police chief, suc
ceeding the late Col. Francis E. Riggs,
assassinated February 23.
Orbeta, 49, was born In Puerto Rico
and educated In Spain and the United
His appointment followed an un
successful attempt to offer the post to
Brig. Gen. Pelham Glasford- former
District of Columbia police commis
New Rail Rates
Changes in Effect Tonight
and Other Cities.
The following table shows rail rates
effective tonight between Washington
and other cities. Where Pullman
la used, there la, of course, In addition
to the train fare given below, the
charge for the extra accommoda
City Class Coach
Pittsburgh ..._I 9,10 ( 6.10
Cleveland .. 13.05 8.70
Akron . 12.85 8.45
Chicago - 23.15 15.45
Louisville ......_ 19.80 12.15
St. Louia . 27.15 18.10
Cincinnati _ 16 80 11.20
Cumberland __4.60 3.05
Connells vllle ....... 7.45 4.95
Wilmington __.... 3.30 2.20
Baltimore _ 1.20 .80
Philadelphia __ 4.10 2.75
New York_ 6.80 4.55
The Pullman rates (lower berth) to
the cities named are: Pittsburgh,
12.50: Cleveland. *3.00: Akron, *3.00:
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Two Dead, Third Missing as
Heavy Rains Add to Swol*
Br the Associated Press.
GRANADA. Colo., May 30—Flood
waters twirled over portions of the
Southwest dust bowl tonight, leaving
two persons dead, a third missing and
several towns inundated.
Just one year ago ona of the worst
floods in the West's history took more
than 100 lives in Colorado, Nebraska
The dead in today’s flood were Don
Gates, 27, of Denver, drowned near
Stratton, Colo., and Mrs. John Dyatt,
caught in flood waters near Goodland,
Kans. An unidentified youth was
missing at Carlton, Colo.
Republican River Overflows.
The high waters poured down the
Arkansas and overflowed the Repub
lican River 100 miles to the north.
The Republican was one of those
whose waters, a year ago, caused
$13,000,000 damage and heavy loss of
life in the three States. It was reced
A week of rain saturated Eastern
Colorado prairie lands, and heavy
storms, last night brought precipita
tion that ran oft almost as fast as It
fell, filling dry gulches and stream
beds to overflowing.
The 400 residents of Granada fled
from their homes, recalling a flood
last July 12 on Wolf and Granada
Creeks in which nine persons drowned,
water was 18 inches deep in streets.
Holly, east of here; Wiley, northwest
of Lamar, and Carlton were flooded.
The Arkansas River from Pueblo to
Lamar and beyond the Kansas bund
ary was out of its banks tonight and
Lamar was threatened with high
Santa Fe Road Washed Away.
The Santa Fe Railroad on both sides
of Granada was washed away and
several highway bridges were torn
out. At Coolidge. Kans., water flowed
over the Santa Fe Railroad tracks.
The Arkansas River cut a channel
10 feet from the Lamar irrigation
canal and official^ said if it broke
through- into the canal Lamar might
Gates- body was recovered today.
His wife and small child and sister-in
law, Miss Mary F. Ewing, 20, Nelson,
Mrs. Dyatt was drowned as she and
her husband attempted to reach high
ground after their home at Smoky
Gardens, Kans., was flooded.
1924 OLYMPICS STAR
FOUND DEAD IN AUTO
Heart Attack Blamed in Death of
Former Syracuse TJ. Back
By the Associated Prfss.
WEST LONG BRANCH. N. J.. May
30.—Chester A. Bowman, 34, who
competed successfully in the 1924
Olympic Games at Paris and starred
in the baclcfield of Syracuse Univer
sity's foot ball team, was found dead
at the wheel of his automobile today.
County Physician Harvey W. Hart
man said he believed death had re
sulted from a heart attack. He said
Bowman had been in poor health for
some time. He said he would sign a
death certificate tomorrow.
The body was found in a garage
near Bowman’s home by Assistant
Monmouth County Prosecutor Ed
ward Juska and William P. Beatty,
foot ball coach at Long Branch High
School, both friends of Bowman.
Bowman ran fourth in the 100
meter dash at Paris and was a mem
ber of the United States 400-meter
relay team which set a record of 41
seconds in the 1924 Olympic Games.
He won numerous national A. A. U.
titles and held several national rec
ords for varying lengths of time. He
ran the 100-yard dash in 9}s seconds
PLOT IS THWARTED
Paraguay Blocks Attempt at
ASUNCION, Paraguay, May 30 (fP).
—Official* revealed today that an at
tempted counter-revolution plot was
thwarted last night with the arrest
of several politicians.
Official* of the government of Pres
ident Rafael Franco claim those ar-.
rested were adherents of the former
regime of President feuseblo Ayala,
which was overthrown by those favor
ing Franco last February.
Officials said the arrests were made
without any difficulty and there were
no other incidents as a result of the
Dispatches last night reported from
Buenos Aires there had been an armed
Polish Session Called.
WARSAW, Poland, May 30 C^).—
Parliament today was summoned into
executive session June S to grant the
President special powers to issue de
ems concerning the country's defense.
Mayor of Tientsin and Cus
toms Chief Reported Re
moved by Japanese.
Chinese-Japanese relations be
came once more seriously strained
the middle of last week when
3,000 additional Japanese troops
were landed at Tangku for service
in Tientsin and Peiping. Chinese
officials protested at once and
called on the 11 nations signer
to the Boxer protocol to use their
Influence to halt the Japanese.
By the Associated Press.
PEIPING, May 30—Tension In
North China between Japanese and
Chinese is growing hourly as the re
sult of a series of incidents during f
the last two days.
Chinese sources, with no immediate
direct verification, said the mayor of .
Tientsin and the Tientsin customs
superintendent had been ousted from
unite uy Japanese Army uniters.
The mayor, Hsiao Chen-Ying. is
generally regarded as one of the most
astute of Chinese politicians. The
customs superintendent is Lin Shi
Chinese interpreted these reports as
signifying Japanese determination to
dominate increasingly the affairs of
A detachment of 650 Japanese
troops arrived here late today, bring
ing the local Japanese garrison to a
strength of 1,300 men.
A Japanese military airplane flew
over the city this afternoon making
Students Go on Strike.
Local students followed the example
of their colleagues in Tientsin by de
claring a strike in eight schools and
colleges as an anti-Japanese protes*.
They walked out of their class rooms
for a five-day period, demanding
Chinese government resistance to the
Japanese consular authorities at
Tsingtao reported the local Japanese
Residents’ Corp., at an emergency
meeting, had "considered steps to deal
with the recrudescence of Chinese ac
tivities against Japanese ’’
The authorities stated the action
! was the result of an alleged assault
by Chinese students on a Japanese
schoolgirl in which the girl suffered
a broken arm.
SABOTAGE IS CHARGED.
Bridge and Track Blown Up Between
Tientsin and Tangku.
TIENTSIN. May 30 OP)—Chinese
and Japanese made accusations and •'
counter accusations today concerning
two acts of railroad sabotage last nigh;.
A bridge and a portion of track /
were blown up on the line between
here and Tangku.
Although no one was hurt, the de
tonations of the explosives surcharged
the political air with danger.
The Japanese immediately indicated
they believed the sabotage was an
answer by Chinese to the reinforce
ment of Japans garrisons in North
China. Chinese authorities openly
hinted Japanese were responsible to «
create an excuse for further conquests
on Chinese territory.
Confer on Explosions.
Lieut. Gen. Kanichiro Tashiro,
newly-arrived commander of the aug
mented Japanese forces in North
China, conferred at length with his
aides concerning the explosions.
The military authorities were not
inclined to discuss the incident, but
intimated it would be "settled locally.•’
Expert observers said the two blasts *
might result in a repetition of the
Mukden incident of September, 1931, ,
which plunged Japan and China into
war and culminated in Japan creating
the empire of Manchukuo out of Man
Unidentified persons blew up the 4
Chuanliangchen Railway Bridge on
the Tangku-Tientsin line near Tangku
last night. Early today the rails were
blown up at Chankuelchuan, 6 miles
east of Tientsin.
The Tientsin-Mukden express was .
flagged, before it could plunge into
the gap, by a Chinese trackwalker.
The express backed away to Tientsin
and reported the sabotage.
When Chinese railway officials at
tempted to send out a repair crew,
however, Japanese Army authorities
intervened and refused to permit the
repairmen to leave.
Machine Guns Dispatched.
Instead, a Japanese machine gun
detachment was dispatched to the
scene and officers made a close exam- ,
ination, including flashlight photo
graphs of the scene.
The last train to cross the spot,
previous to the blasting, was a Japa
nese military special which departed
for Tangku at 11:14 p.m. with 30 of
After the Japanese inspection was
completed, the track was repaired and
the Mukden express left at « a m.
Much apprehension was expressed
by Chinese that Japan would take
drastic military action.
The Japanese military authorities
complained that the railway authori
ties were negligent and demanded
that, henceforth, a pilot train precede .
all passenger trains in this territory.
Japanese said they believed the
sabotage was the work of Chinese
extremists, whom they also charge
with responsibility for the recent
Chinese student demonstrations
against the Japanese.
Chinese said that a Japanese mili
tary transport train, bearing hundreds
of soldiers, was to have come here
from Tangku last night but that Its
departure was suddenly cancelled
without explanation. They said they
viewed this act with suspicion, in
sinuating the Japanese knew the
sabotage was under preparation.
Guardianship of Child Star Sub
ject of Conference.
HOLLYWOOD. May 30 UP).—Mem
bers of the Bartholomew family met
today in a private conference aimed at
settlement of the guardianship of 12
year-old Freddie, $l,000-a-week film
Freddie, the family’s chief money
earner. was the only Bartholomew not
talcing an active part.
Conferees were Freddie’s father, Ce
cil Lewellyn Bartholomew, who ar
rived Friday from England; hla moth
er, Mrs. Lilian May Bartholomew, who
has been here six weeks seeking to
wrest custody of the boy from his aunt, ,
Miss Myllicent Mary Bartholomew; »
the aunt, and Freddie's grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Robert Bar
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