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Publication, Still Banied,
Won’t Quit Forecasts
Because of Error.
■7 th. Associated Press.
NEW YORK, November 13.—The
Literary Digest, whose 16-year record
for accurate forecasting of election
results, was wrecked In the Rooeevelt
landslide, answers questioners of its
straw vote method* In an article pub
lished today with another question:
“So what?”
‘ So we were wrong,” the Digest
answers, “although we did everything
we knew to assure ourselves of being
As to whether it will change Its
methods In future election years, the
Digest says “we’ll cross that bridge
when we come to It.”
Net to Quit Polls.
As »n answer to the question of
whether it will conduct another poll,
the article says:
“Should the Democratic party have
quit in 1924 when it reached a modern
low ebb * * •? Should the Repub
lican party have quit in 1912 when It
carried only two States?”
After pointing out four previous Di
gest polls "were right,” the article
disputes several “familiar” explana
tions of its error this year, and de
clares it is still trying to find out why
It Indicated a Landon victory in the
face of the Roosevelt landslide.
The Digest says "we had no stake
In the result other than the wish to
preserve our well-earned reputation
for scrupulous bookkeeping."
Contention that Digest ballots did
not reach the ‘‘so-called ‘have-not’
strata’’ who in the 1936 election were
reported "all on one side.” is denied
In the article. It holds that the Presi
dent received majorities from all
Allentown, P«., Blanketed.
“The fact remains,” It states, “that
(besides the 'have-not*') a majority
of farmers, doctors, grocers and can
dlestick makers also voted for the
Furthermore, the article asserts that
ballots reached every registered voter
In Allentown, Pa., and other cities,
every other registered voter in Scran
ton, Pa., and every third in Chicago,
and yet the result* from these towns
were "as badly off as we were on the
rational total.”
It expresses the belief that a ma
jority of ballots went to Roosevelt
voters of 1932, as "the 1936 mailing
list was the 1932 mailing list," but it
■aid that a majority of replies came
from apparent Republicans.
But "the fact is we've always got
too big a sampling of Republican vot
ers," it said, and yet "in 1932 * * * we
overestimated the Roosevelt popular
vote by three-quarters of 1 per cent.”
Chicago Error Cited.
“In 1928,” the article continued, "in
Chicago, we underestimated the Demo
cratic vote by a little more than 5 per
cent, overestimated the Republican
vote by the same margin.
"We wondered then, as we have
wondered before and have wondered
since, why we were-getting better co
operation In what we hpve always re
garded as a public service from Re
publicans than we were getting from
Democrat*. Do Republicans live nearer
mail boxes? Do Democrats generally
disapprove of straw polls?”
The article also discounts the argu
ment that "we sampled too many vot
ers," pointing out that the Baltimore
Bunpmpera poll, “a lot nearer right in
Maryland,” went to many more per
Institute of Public Administra
tion Cslsl for Enlargement of
Enforcement Agencies.
1) ths Associated Press.
NEW YORK, November IS.—Assert
ing the bootlegging business “is m
highly organized since repeal as it was
during prohibition.” the Institute of
Public Administration last night called
for an enlargement of law-enforce
ment agencies.
The institute, announcing the first
of a series of conclusions based on a
two-year study of the liquor problem,
estimated 40.000.000 gallons of un
taxed liquor were produced in 1935 as
compared with the withdrawal of
82 816,000 gallons of tax-paid spirits.
Luther Gulick, director of the insti
tute, which has engaged in the study
of State and national governmental
problems since 1921, said the organl
ration reported the results of the sur
vey “not because the institute has any
Interest in the liquor problem as such,
but because the key to success or fail
ure is apparently in administration.”
"At present we lack the police man
power to defeat the bootleggers; we can
eliminate some of them and only
harass others.” the report said. “The
alcohol tax unit should have at least
a thousand additional men. State
liquor law enforcement units should
also be considerably Increased.”
Franklin Warner X. Cutcheon
Planned to Leave Long Island
for California Today.
|Y the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, November 13.—Frank
lin Warner M. Cutcheon, retired civil
worker and lawyer, former secretary
general of the American Red Cross
and special legal adviser to Gen. John
J. Pershing during the World War,
died yesterday at his home at Locust
Valley on Long Island.
A sufferer for several years from a
heart ailment, Mr. Cutcheon had re
turned from his Winter home in
Santa Barbara, Calif., last month and
had expected to leave today to return
to Santa Barbara for the Winter.
He retired in 1934 after practicing
for nearly 40 years In St. Paul, Minn.,
and New York.
In 1920 he was.named director of
the United States War Finance Carp,
and from 1927 to 1929 served as one
of the American members of the Rep
arations Commission.
Honors were bestowed upon him by
several nations.
His widow is the former Sarah Gib
son Flanrau of Boone County, Ky.,
whom he married in 1891.
Bird Abandons Foot Ball.
A kingfisher perched on a goal post
viewed a.foot ball game at Hastings,
New Zealand, until a wall-kicked ball
drove the bird away. "
W ay side
Random Observations
of Interesting Events
and Things.
OL. E. W. STARLING, chief of
White House Secret Service,
which guards the President,
had to Uke some of his own
medicine the other day.
Bound for the Armistice ceremo
nies at Arlington, he attempted to
drive past one of the sentries who
had strict orders to keep every one
out of a certain part of the grounds.
••You can’t pass here,” said the
.The colonel told the sentry who he
was. The sentry said he was sorry,
but order* were order*. It took the
commanding officer to get Col. Star
ling to his destination, but he Anally
got there.
* * * *
One of Judge Edward U. Cur
ran's most ardent admirers is
totally unknown to him and so far
the admirer doesn't even know the
The "affair” began when a prac
tical-joking Police Court lawyer
picked a faded yellow dahliq out of
a waste paper basket. He handed
if to the first woman he met in the
hall, a rather homely-looking one,
with the statement:
"Judge Curran wanted me to give
you this lovely flower."
"Who is Judge Curran?m the
honored one wanted to know as
she took the flower and pinned it
to her coat lapel with the remark:
"That’s the nicest thing that ever
happened to me."
* * * *
'T'HE Post Office Department has no
i 1 fault to find with the old saw,
"When as In Rome, do as the Romans
do," but It does believe firmly that
when Greeks send letters from Amer
. tea they should do as Americans do.
Harllee Branch, second Assistant
Postmaster General, tells postmasters
throughout the country that “It has
been brought to the attention of the
Department that many letters and
other articles of mail destined to for
eign countries bear addresses written
in foreign languages only.
| “This is particularly true," Branch
I said, “of articles intended for Greece.
Inasmuch as the characters, print or
script, of Oreek and many other for
eign languages, are not always under
standable by the United Stateaspostal
clerks engaged In distributing mail
for foreign destinations, frequently
' there is doubt as to the proper ex
change office in the country involved."
He has asked postmasters to remind
i employes of the Department's regula
tion! regarding foreign addresses.
* * * *
TOURING one of the recent game*
at Catholic University an ardent
rooter was enjoying the grid sport
from a 40-yard line box. and whet
ting his already keen enthusiasm by
an occasional nip from a pocket con
Bill Coyle, the aports announcer,
following the plays along the aide
lines with his portable mike, was
having tongue trouble with the names
of the players of both teams. The
names of the young collegiate atal
warts had a distinctly Russian
Lithuanian—Hungarian—Polish flavor
—that kind of flavor which has flocks
of B-N-S-K’a right together.
There was a sharp blast from an
official's whistle as a replacement
man rushed in from the visiting
team’s bench. "Substitution, Smith
replacing Kazilizitch at left half for
A. B. C. University,” bawled Coyle
over the public address system.
Came a shrill yell from that box
on the 40-yard stripe: 'Hey—they
can’t do that—hey, umpire, referee,
penalize ’em! Th’ dirty bums have
rung in an American on us!”
* * * *
rJ'HE propensity of public enemies to
adopt nicknames is already known,
increased perhaps by the notoriety of
“Machine Gun” Kelly. “Pretty Boy”
Floyd, “Baby Face” Nelson and others,
but G-men's weakness tor nicknames
la not as widely known.
Here are Just a few sobriquets from
#ie Federal Bureau of Investigation:
“Baby Face” Abbaticchio, “Osmosis"
Walsh, “Ag’lner” Meek Ins, “Censor”
Jenkins, "Prof” Temple, "Daddy”
Cunningham and “Chico” Cassidy,
a * * *
The hull market that followed
the election has created a seating
problem in Washington brokerage
rooms and has fired anew the spirit
of possessiveness which marks a
full-time stock or commodity trader.
This possessivepess manifests it*
self in connection with choice seats
before the ticker tape or the elec
tric or chalk quotation board. The
full-time operators become wedded
to their seats and believe in rights
of squatter sovereignty. The influx
of new customers has upset their
At last report, however, the pros
were reporting early and clinging to
their old seats.
Peace Time Mark Set by Mint,
With 480,554,280 Pieces.
Record peace-time coinage during
the first 10 months of this year was
reported yesterday by the Mint.
During this period, it said, 499,554,
280 coins valued at $32,297,238 were
issued, compared with 434,141.000 val
ued at $28,188,143 in the correspond
ing 1935 period.
Last year recorded the previous
peace-time high, and officials said in
dications were that tM total for 1936
would be well ever thfor 1935.
Would Not Change Thing,
He Says—Sees “Gain
All to Good.”
TOPEKA. Ktiu. November IS
(NANA).—Qov. Alf M. Landon, the
Republican nominee for the presi
dency, looks back over the terrific
campaign waged throughout the Na
tion and finds the net gain is "all to
the good." A week after he began
getting the election returns which in
dicated his defeat for the presidency,
the Kansas Governor sat In his of
fice In the State House at Topeka
and viewed the last six months In
And he smiled broadly as he looked
back over the most hectic year of his
life and contemplated the trials and
pleasures, and, as he weighed these
carefully In the balance of his own
mind, he remarked, "The net gain
U all to the good."
There had been brought before him
some of the ordeals of the campaign,
things which may have been greatly
disturbing at the time. As he thought
of these and discussed some of them,
he continued to smile and again he
‘The net gain la all to the good.”
Realised “Desperateness."
“It is an experience that cornea to
few men." said Gov. Landon. ‘T did
not go Into it unwillingly. I knew
the desperateness of the situation, as
I saw it and I did not run from the
gruelling task that faced me.
“There Is great satisfaction to any
man to receive the thousands upon
thousands of letters I am getting now
and know the writers feel the job has
been well done. These letters come
from every section of the country,
from men and women of every walk
of life, and reading them cannot help
but give ope a glow of gratification
that is full recompense for aU the
hard work of the campaign."
Gov. Landon has had long experi
ence in politics in Kansas, but It was
only after he was elected to a second
term as Governor that he became a
National figure and a potential can
didate for the presidency. During his
lifetime, he had visited every section
of the country. But during the cam
paign just closed, he viewed the coun
try with different eyes than ever
“What a world of beauty there la In
the United States," he remarked.
"What vastness, what desolation, what
richness, all combined within a tingle
“And the people of this great coun
try are marvelous. They are earnest,
active and enthusiastic. They are
friendly and fair, live decent lives,
take their politics seriously and atu
diously. Thy country has been welded
from so many races and types that
. the most Impressive thought that
cornea to one. traveling it as I did.
; is that it could be made into such a
homogeneous structure as we have in
this country.”
"What about presidential cam
paigns as an American institution?”
he was asked.
"I think they are wonderful." he
replied. "They should be maintained
as they are now. They bring the
people into closer relationships with
| their Government. They bring home
j to the people many facta of wide Im
portance to them in their ordinary
lives and business activities. They
develop enthusiasm and deep interest
in public affairs, which many are too
prone to neglect. The presidential
campaigns are too Important for the
whole people of the United States to
even contemplate a vital change in
it, in my opinion.”
"Would you. if nominated again,
undertake the same type of form of
Sees Course Correct.
“Absolutely,” was the emphatic re
ply. “Of course, there were mistakes
made. That is natural. Also, possibly,
we made a few more mistakes because
of the disorganized condition of the
i Republican party in so many 8tates
; as the result of the elections of two
and four years ago. But If I had it
; to do over again, I do not know of a
single vital change which we would
make in the campaign.
"I think John Hamilton accom
plished wonders in the way of organ
j izatlon of the Republican party in
the few months he had at the begin
ning of the campaign.
"We stuck to what we believed were
the fundamental issues of the cam
paign throughout. We tried not to
waver or wander from them in any
"What wu t.h* thrill that.
I came to you in the campaign?"
"There were many of them." he
said. “I think possibly the outstand
ing one was the amazing crowd, the
parade, the reception of my own home
Stale when I made my acceptance
speech on the State House steps in
Topeka. But there were many oth
ers where I got a real thrill.”
"What was the most severe shock
that came to you during the cam
Hit# Booing of President.
"The booing of the crowd when the
name of the President of the United
States was mentioned.
"To me, that was the most severe
stricture upon the fairness and de
cency of the American people. I bad
not experienced it before, and I un
derstand it just started in the cam
paign four years ago. I feel that the
President of the United States occu
pies too big an office that a discus
sion of his policies should be greeted
with boos. It was really distressing
to me. and I hope it can be stopped.”
In this connection, it may be re
marked that no candidate for the
presidency was ever denied a hearing
in Kansas, and every one of the five
candidates made at least one speech
within tbis State during the cam
ten now than at any similar period
of the campaign.
■‘Really - he said, “I think possibly
the greatest thrill of all Is the letters
I am getting now. The expressing of
loyalty and friendship, of confidence
and faith are overwhelming."
Takes Letter from Pile.
Gov. Landon picked one off a pile
that had Just been handed him. It
came from Vermont. It read:
“You made an honest campaign for
good government, and put up a good
fight. I have been a Democrat all
my life. I didn’t vote for you, but
that does not mean that I do not ad
mire you and the things that you
fought for. As good Americans, we
should stand together and fight for
what we believe to be right. The
only master that I recognise is my
conscience and my God.”
Another letter, this one from Cin
"You have fought the good fight,
you have perform*! a great aerviei
Gov. Hoffman Asks if Time
Extension Is to Be
- Allowed.
•* th* Associated Press.
TRENTON, N. J„ November 13.—
Qov. Harold Q. Hoffman asked Presi
dent Roosevelt today whether he In
tended recommending to Congress an
extension of time for States to comply
with the Federal loclal security act or
whether collection of the unemploy
ment Insurance tax would be deferred
until a majority of the States com
The Governor made public a tele
gram to the President in which he
said the State had not yet enacted
legislation to conform to the provi
sions of the Pederal act relative to
old age and unemployment insurance.
Hie State 8oclal Security Com
mission, meeting in Newark today, Is
expected to recommend a State un
employment Insurance program,
which may be submitted to a special
session of the Legislature next month.
State authorities have estimated that
If the State fails to enact a State pro
gram by January 1, the effective date
for the unemployment tax, the State
may lose $13,000,000 benefits the first
“In view of short time remaining
for legislative action this year," the
Governor's telegram said: “I respect
fully request advice as to whether
there will be presented to the Con
gress executive recommendations for
legislation to extend the time In
which States may comply with the
provisions of the Federal act or to
defer the • • • collection of the tax
until a majority of the States have
so complied.”
- ■■ ■ • . ' W
New Yorker Loses Fight Against
Faying $15,000 Yearly to
Freida Hempel.
■T the Assoelrteo Press.
NEW YORK, November 13 — Au
gust Hecksher, wealthy real estate
operator and philanthropist, was or
dered today by the appellate division
to continue paying $15,000 yearly to
Frieda Hempel, former opera star,
under an agreement he signed in 1928.
Despite Hecksher's contention he
was a "victim of extortion," the ap
pellate court upheld an order of
Supreme Court Justice Bernard L.
Shientag last June, under which the
philanthropist was ordered to pay
Miss Hempel. $3,879.48. which she
said was due her last December.
Counsel for Hecksher asserted Jus
tice Shientag's ruling was a summary
proceeding which denied him a trial
on his claim that even if the agree
ment were good it was broken by
Miss Hempel's continued "annoyance"
i to him in violation of the agreement.
“It is the contention of the appel
lant (Hecksher) that he has been the
1 victim of extortion and it appears
1 conclusively that the instrument upon
which this suit is based was given to
obtain relief from further attempts
at extortion.** said Georgs F. Thomp
son, counsel to Hecksher. “These at
tempts have been renewed constantly
up to the Summer of 1935 and In
strict violation of the agreement upon
which this action is predicated.'*
Mra. Maxwell W. Tracy'a Con
dition “Encouraging"—In
jured as Horae Tell.
B? the Associated Press.
13.—The condition of Mrs. Elizabeth
Tracy, 26, daughter of Maj. Gen.
Charles E. Kilbourne, who suffered
: serious injuries Wednesday when a
saddle horse fell upon her as she was
about to mount, was described as "en
i couraging’’ last night
| Gen. Kilbourne. commander of the
; 6th Army Corps Area, said his daugh
i ter had rested comfortably throughout
the day. During a moment of con
sciousness. the general said, Mrs.
Tracy spoke to her parents, telling
them ‘‘not to worry.”
Mrs. Tracy is the wife of Capt.
Maxwell W. Tracy, who was called to
her bedside from bis station at Port
Monroe, Va.
Bottle Tell* Ocean Drift.
When a quartermaster on the Aran
dora Star threw a bottle overboard
near Jan Mayen' Island In the Arctic
Ocean, In July, 1634. he did not ex
pect to receive on official letter of con
gratulation, but that Is what hap
pened. In a letter of commendation
; from the Meteorological Office he has
been informed that the bottle has
turned up off the coast of Roeshlre
near Loch Alsh, Scotland. The official
meteorologists will try to trace the
course of its two years’ drift from the
point where it entered the water half
way between Iceland and Spitzen
for the American people, even though
they may not, at the moment, recog
nize it. You have taken the first steps
to show a way along the path to
which our people will surely return,
let us hope before the cost and sac
rifice will have been too great."
Throughout the thousands of let
ters and telegrams the Governor is
receiving* is an expression of approval
of the educational work accomplished
by Gov. Landon in his campaign and
by the other speakers who partici
pated in it.
“The spirit of America Is the guid
ing hand in our allairssaid Oov.
London. “The expressions of con
gratulation for a good fight well done,
the commendations, the expressions
of loyalty and friendship which have
come in such large numbers cannot
but give satisfaction and at the same
time impress upon one the wide re
sponsibilities which are developed
during the course of a campaign
“As I look back now, I would not
want to change one of our most im
portant institutions. I would not
make any material changes in oui
plan of campaign. I would ask the
American people, or a part of them,
that they treat the name of the Pres
ident with the respect which the
office deserves.
“But the friendships one makes,
the loyalty and work which are under
taken in his behalf, the expressions ol
the finest spirit of true Americanism
makes me return to my original view:
“The net gain Is all to the good."
(Ceprrisht. 19|dL br th« North American
Mtviuw AlUaaes, Xae.) -
Cars Swarm Over New ’Frisco Bridge
Aerial photo showing some of the tens of thousands of cars that swarmed over the San
Francisco Bay Bridge yesterday when it was opened. Picture includes east part of the suspen
sion section, Yerba Buena Island and the cantilever span, —Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto.
National Guard Figure Is
Arrested at Inquest
for His Fiancee.
Br the Associated Press.
NEW CASTLE. Ky., November 13.—
Brig. Gen. Henry H. Denhardt. ac
cused of shooting to death Mrs. Verna
Garr Taylor, comely 40-year-old La
Grange. Ky., widow, secluded himself
at the home of friends in Louisville
today, awaiting an examining trial
here November 20 on a murder charge.
He was at liberty on $25,000 bond.
Dr. Arthur T. McCormack, head of
, the Kentucky Health Board and his
friend since boyhood, said he advised
! the general, who has been ill since
the tragedy, to go to Louisville for a
I rest. He had been treating the general
j for an "overwrought condition" at
t Denhardt's home on an 800-acre es
i tate near La Grange. It was not dis
closed where Denhardt would stay in
The arrest of the 60-year-old sol
dier, lawyer, politician, whose colorful
career included service In three wars
and bitter clashes in Kentucky politi
cal campaigns, abruptly halted an
inquest yesterday afternoon into the
death of Mrs. Taylor. Her body, shot
through the heart, was found in a
roadside ditch near La Grange a week
ago tonight. Denhardt's .45-caliber
revolver lay nearby.
Denhardt, the first witness called
by Conner D. L. Ricketts, declined, on
"advice from my counsel" to testify.
"I would like to testify very much,”
he said nervously, "but my counsel
Insists that I should not. I have
argued with them for hours about it.”
orviucr signs warrant..
As his attorneys started to argue a
motion by Commonwealth's Attorney
H. B. Kinsolving to continue the hear
ing Indefinitely, up stepped Evan Har
rod, strapping sheriff of Henry County.
"Mr. Denhardt,” he said, "I have a
warrant for your arrest.” The war
rant, charging murder, was sworn to
by,Dr. E. S. Garr, La Grange, brother
of Mrs. Taylor. *
While an estimated crowd of 1,200
spectators in the court room gasped,
the sheriff, his prisoner and attorneys
left the room and walked to the
chambers of County Judge A. S. Mor
gan. There bail was arranged by Dr.
Arthur T. McCormack, head of the
Kentucky Health Department and boy
hood friend of Denhardt.
Meanwhile, the coroner announced
the inquest would recess immediately
without examination of the 10 other
witnesses subpoenaed. Denhardi’s
counsel sought to have the hearing
Claims to Know Slayer.
Defense attorneys refused to discuss
the situation, but Denhardt declared:
"If they had let me testify. I’d have
told them quick who killed her.”
The body of Mrs. Taylor was found
by four men, including Denhardt, who
began searching for her after two shots
were heard.
Denhardt told the coroner he and
Mrs. Taylor were motoring in the coun
try, attempting to relieve her head
ache. The car stalled, and while they
waited for help Mrs. Taylor left him
to seek a “lost glove.”
The coroner quoted the general as
saying he believed Mrs. Taylor took
the gun from his ear and killed her
self because her two *teen-rge daugh
ters opposed her marriage to him.
Dr. McCormack said Denhardt, dl
vorced from his wife three years ago. I
and Mrs. Taylor expected to be mar
ried soon, culminating a romance that
began last June.
Wounded in 1931 Duel.
Denhardt served as Lieutenant Gov
ernor of Kentucky from 1923 to 1927.
In 1931 he was wounded seriously by
a pistol shot as a result of a political
He was adjutant general of the ,
State during the Ruby Laflocn ad
ministration, 1931 to 1935. and led
State Militia into occupations of sev
eral counties to investigate disorders
and supervise primary elections.
He was indicted last year for crim
inal contempt after leading a Na- '
tional Guard expedition into Harlan
County in violation of a temporary
order issued by Circuit Judge James
M. Gilbert. Gov. LafToon arranged
for dismissal of the charges.
Denhardt resigned as adjutant gen- j
eral in December. 1935, following
election of Gov. A. B. Chandler.
Clashing Views Are Presented
in Test Case Before
Supreme Court.
By the Associated Press.
Clashing views on the constitution
ality of the New York unemployment
Insurance act were presented to the
Supreme Court yesterday as argu
ments were closed and the case went
to conference for decision.
Defending the legislation, which
taxes employers to aid those out of
work. Henry Epstein, New York solici
tor general, contended It was a func
tion of the State to prescribe for so
cial ills.
Frederick H. Wood, New York at- j
torney. asserted unemployment was
not the fault of the employers, but
grew out of a variety of national and
world conditions that aflect supply
and demand.
Another opposing lawyer, James
McCormick Mitchell of Buffalo, ar
gued the legislation would increase
unemployment because employers
would tend to reduce their force to
keep from paying taxes into the Job
less fund.
A decision on validity of the act,
which embodies New Deal principles
and is supplementary to the Federal
social security law, is possible on De
cember 7. The ruling, Epstein said,
will affect unemployment insurance
acts in 14 other States.
Lake to Be Surveyed.
Lake Tsana, which discharges Its
waters into the Blue Nile, is to be
surveyed by an Italian expedition,
whose members will report on the
hydraulic and agricultural possibilities
in the region. 1
mm makes
lob Two-Thirds Done, He
Says—To Decide on
Trip Sunday.
President. Roosevelt la two-thirds
inished with the budget for the next
Iscal year, he said at his press con
erence today. Estimates for two
nore Federal departments were com- i
ileted yesterday, he said, and he will
x pretty well through with the job
before he leaves next week for South
ern waters.
Although every indication points to i
bis going to Buenos Aires for the !
opening session of the Inter-American
Peace Conference December 1, Mr.
Roosevelt said the definite derision ;
would be postponed until Sunday. i
Other questions brought these re
He agreed with Chairman Arthur E
Morgan of the Tennessee Valley Au
thority that certain minor amend
ments to the T. V. A. act might be
necessary to stress a little more the
population and social factors In the
Tennessee Valley. This did not mean,
however, that power development
would be submerged In the general
No special Federal mediation was
planned for the Immediate future In
the maritime strike.
He discussed yesterday with Charles
Sawyer, Democratic national commit
teeman from Ohio, the majority given
the New Deal in the recent election
with business leaders.
He has not received an Invitation
to attend any conference in London.
He is not framing any anti-war
legislation nor any other legislation.
He said he was not in a framing
He had no comment on the tribute
paid Chairman James A. Farley of
the Democratic National Committee
by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
He expressed hope that John O.
Winant would return to the Social
Security Board, from which he re
signed to answer Republican attacks j
on the social security act.
No plans are under way now for
new -labor legislation.
He hoped that the farm tenant bill
would be enacted.
New Railroad Opened.
Providing the shortest possible con
nection between European Russia and !
the Soviet Republics of Central Asia, i
the Ural-lletsk Railway, 200 miles
ong, has Just been opened.
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Donald Parker, Serving Life *
Sentence, Accused in
Storekeeper Slaying.
By a Staff Correspondent of The Star.
ROCKVILLE, Md„ November 13 —
The lone survivor of the notorious
“Black DiHinger” gang, which terror
ized Prince Georges County two years
ago, was indicted by the Montgomery
County grand jury today for the slay
ing of Horace Waters. Germantown
merchant, during a hold-up on Jan
uary 20, 1932.
The indictment named Donald '
Parker, 27-year-old Washington col
ored man, who is serving a life sen
tence in the Maryland Penitentiary,
at Baltimore, in the killing of John
T. Geary, jr., 43, at Priest Bridge,
on Memorial day, 1934.
The slaying of Geary, also a mer
chant, occurred during a hold-up.
Came From "Tip.”
In announcing the indictment of
Parker, who will be brought hero
shortly for trial, States Attorney
James H. Pugh named James A. Gross
and Gordon Dent, both colored, the
other members of the "Black Dillin
ger” gang, as accomplices in the
Waters’ slaying They were hung last
June for the murder of Geary, but
Parker's sentence was commuted to
life by Gov. Nice.
Authorities said information which
Jed to indictment in the five-year-old
murder mystery came in the form of
a “tip” from an inmate at the peni
tentiary. Parker Is said to have boast
ed to fellow prisoners following th#
execution of Gross and Dent that
their deaths removed all witnesses
that he would be afraid of In the
Waters case.
The slaying of the elderly store
keeper occurred early in the evening,
while Waters was engaged in filling
the orders of three customers. Two
armed colored men entered the store,
snd one of them shot and killed the
storekeeper when he failed to obey
their command to “stick ’em up.”
Escaped in Automobile.
They escaped in a waiting automo
bile, driven by an accomplice, without
getting any money.
It is believed that Waters, whose
hearing was impaired, failed to under
stand the command of the bandit pair.
Police said that Parker was not the
gunman in the hold-up. but accom
panied the slayer when he entered the
store. One of the customers, police
say. has identified Parker as the gun
man's companion, while another told
officers after seeing Parker at the pen
itentiary that he was “almost certain”
of identification. The third customer •
is dead.
The first “tip” on the murder mys
tery was obtained by police a year ago
and the indictment of the Washington
man brought to an end an intensive
investigation staged by Police Chief J.
William Garrett, Sergts. James 8. Mr
Auliffe and Ray Bodmer of the Mont
gomery County force and Detectiva
Sergt. Steward Deal of Baltimore.
At the “Black Dilllngers" trial it was
testified that Parker waited in an
automobile outside Geary's store while
Dent and Gross went inside, rifled the
cash register and killed Geary.
Former Assistant Pastor of Cal
▼ary Baptist Church Hers
Dies of Heart Attack.
Rev. Dr. A. Freeman Anderson, 73,
minister of the First-Park Baptist
Church at Plainfield, N. J„ since 1929,
and formerly assistant at Calvary
Baptist Church here, died today of a
heart attack in Presbyterian Hospital,
New York, it was learned through the
Associated Press.
Dr. Anderson was assistant pastor
of Calvary Baptist Church from 1900
to 1903 and again assistant from 1914
to 1924. He conducted a eulogy serv
ice for the late President Warren G.
He also had served as paster of a
church in Normal Park. 111. He is
survived by his widow, Mrs. Lulu An
derson, and two sons.
— " • - —
Texas Growers Demand Investi
gation by Federal and Stats
Br ti e Associated Press.
GONZALES, Tex., November 13.—
A growers' strike becalmed this vast
turkey market last night on the eve
of the annual holiday buying rush.
A quarter of a million turkeys—po
tential Thanksgiving dinners—strutted
the Gonzales ranges,' while growers
stubbornly refused a top price of 12
cents and demanded an investigation
of a “uniform market" and alleged
“price fixing.”
The average price for No. 1 birds
last year was 25.13 cents.
Seven leading raisers telegraphed
Attorney General Homer S. Cummings
and State Attorney William McCraw
urging investigation of what they
termed anti-trust law violations.
By the Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO. November 13 —
Federal Inspector* here said today the
body of a baby was found in a pack
age opened at the dead letter office of
the post office. They said that due to
Its condition they could not tell its
age or sex.
The package was addressed to the
"St. Mercie Hospital, San Frisco ’
bore 81 cents postage and gave an
Oakland return address as "3745 Mal
There is no St. Mercie Hospital in
San Francisco.
Postal inspectors called police and
Deputy Coroner Thomas F. Gavin.
CAMBRIDGE, Maas.. November 13
(JP).—Dr. Harlow Shapley, director of
the Harvard Observatory, skid last
night Harvard had received reports
from Poznan Observatory, Poland, it
had been unable to confirm a Polish
astronomer's reported discovery of a
new asteroid.
The Harvard Observatory an
nounced Monday that a Dr. Kwiek of
Poznan had reported the new star
like body in the constellation of Ceuts. »
Dr. Kwiek said it was a peculiar type
of small asteroid similar to the "Del
*te Object,” which stirred astrono- m
a last 8pring. t *

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