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ESTABLISHED 1873
Gifford Pinchot Wins Nomination
MacDonald
CONFIDENCE VOTE TO
BED FOLLOWING
UNEMPLOYMENT RIFT
>
Prime Minister Believed in Po-
MIGHT ASK DISSOLUTION
Situation It Outgrowth of Mot
ley Resignation Following
Rejection of Plan
London, May 22.—(/P)—The minis
try of J. Ramsay MacDonald, second
labor government In the history of
Great Britain, girded itself today for
a battle for existence.
It was expected at a meeting of the
parliamentary labor party this eve
ning the prime minister will ask for
a vote of confidence In the ministry’s
unemployment program. Falling to
Achieve it, he probably will ask king
George to dissolve parliament and
then will take the question to the
country.
The situation is the outgrowth of
the resignation of Sir Oswald Mos
ley, labor convert from conservative
and independent ranks, as chancel
lor of the Duchy of Lancaster, after
Mr. MacDonald and the ministry had
failed to endorse plans put forward by
Sir Oswald for handling of unem
ployment.
The resignation has brought to a
head the long forming dissatisfaction
with the government's failure to de
crease the number of men without
jobs and materially to better condi
tions among them. As strong as is
this dissatisfaction among the ranks
of the opposition it has reached
something like mutiny among the
left wing members of the labor party
Itself.
V
It wa6 believed in government
circles that the parliamentarians
meeting tonight would give Mr. Mac-
Donald tba vote of confidence he will
request.
PERSHING, CLAUDEL
LAUDWAR MOTHERS
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jf
Ceneraf Expresses Admiration
for ‘Women Here on This
Sacred Pilgrimage*
Paris, May 22.— (JP) —Ambassador
Claudel, of France, and General John
J. Pershing, for the United States,
today voiced the sympathies of their
nations to the more than 200 gold
star mothers who are visiting mili
tary cemeteries where their boys are
buried.
At a luncheon given by the Amer
ican xlub in Paris to Ambassador
Claudel, one of the largest compan
ies in the history of the club was
present, with General Pershing
among the notable guests.
After welcoming M. Claudel as a
“great ambassador.” General Persh
ing turned immediately to the pil
grimage of the American war moth
ers and wives. It was the only pro
per thing, he said, for the American
government to arrange for the visit
of these mothers to the graves of
their sons. Speaking in solemn tones,
General Pershing asked all present
to stop and think of the meaning of
this visit.
“These American mothers,” General
Pershing said, “are bringing to France
again the spirit conveyed during the
war by their heroic sons. They are
reviving the splendid spirit of co
operation, devotion and patriotism. I
hope all will give a thought to the
significance of this splendid pilgrim
age.
“These war mothers represent a
cross section of the motherhood of
America. What greater tribute can
we pay to all the motherhood of
America than to voice our respect and
admiration to the women who are
here on this sacred pilgrimage?”
Compromise Limiting
Presidential Rights
On Duties Discussed
Washington, May 22.— OPh-A com
promise on the flexible amendment
to the tairff bill whereby the presi
dent’s power to change customs du
ties would be sharply curtailed was
discussed by the conferees today with
prospects of final adoption.
I Defendant Says He
I Was Acquitted and
| Calmly Leaves Jail
Colorado Springs, Colo., May 22.
GP) —Leon Guerant, whose trial began
> yesterday in district court on charges
J of automobile theft, shortly thereaft
er told his jailer he had been acquit
ted. took his cap and coat from his
cell, and walked to freedom.
“I’ll be back later for the rest of
my belongings,” he said. Guerant had
not returned today. Neither had any
additional progress been made m his
trial which hardly ras well under
way*
North' Dakota’s
Oldest Newspaper
sition for Good Vote From
Parliamentarians
THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE
On Trial
Dr. Max Meyer, psychology profes
sor of the University of Missouri, is
on trial before the board of curators
on charges of insubordination. The
action grew out Of a sex question
naire controversy started more than
a year ago.
$12,500,000 WILL BE
USED FOR NINE-FOOT
MISSISSIPPI CHANNEL
‘Work Should Bo Started This
Summer* if Bill Is Enacted,
Shipstead Says
Washington, May 22.—</P> —About
$12,500,000 today had been made
available during the next two years
for development of m nine-foot chan
nel in the upper Mississippi river.
Senator Shipstead, farmer-labor,
Minnesota, said after the vote which
brought about this increase, that if
the rivers and harbors bill is enacted
at this session, work on the project
“should be started this summer.”
The total was increased to that
amount by action of the senate com
merce committee in approving an ad
ditional authorization of $7,500,000
for the project after the house had
approved $3,000,000 additional in the
rivers and harbors bill for improve
ment work on the upper Mississippi
river.
Since there is a standing authoriza
tion for the existing project to spend
$2,500,000 a year for two years, the
total was boosted to more than 12
million. This action of the senate
committee yesterday was a comprom
ise on the Shaw proposal for a $15,-
000,000 authorization.
Move for consideration of the pro
ject began early in the executive ses
sion. Senators from the northwest
asserted the house action in reality
did not approve a nine foot channel,
although it was contended that it
did.
Declaring a nine-foot channel, at
an ultimate cost of $98,000,000 from
the Twin Cities to St. Louis, would
be assured by the bill with the
amendment adopted, Shipstead ex
pressed gratification.
Minneapolis Man Is
Backed for Federal
Minnesota Judgeship
Washington, May 22.—(/P)—Ap
pointment of Ernest Michel of Min
neapolis to the newly-created federal
judgeship in Minnesota was urged on
President Hoover by Senators Schall
and Bhipstead of Minnesota today.
Senator Shipstead also presented
the names of other lawyers endorsed
for the position but both said Michel
had the strongest support in Min
nesota.
Congress created the fourth judge
ship recently.
Mandated Syria Given
Republic Government
Paris, May 22.—(/P)—France today
gave a republican constitution to all
mandated Syria except the state of
Lebanon, which already is a republic.
High Commissioner Ponsot, at Bei
rut, proclaimed the constitution to
day and will call elections shortly at
which all male citizens of legal stand
ing and twenty years old may vote.
Television Radio Talkie, Child
Of Electrical Science, in Debut
Schenectady, N. Y„ May 22.—(/P)
The Television radio talkie, youngest
tmj most precious child of electrical
science, had its world premiere as a
theatre attraction here today.
Audiences witnessed the unpreced
ented spectacle of an orchestra in the
theatre being led by the life size radio
television image of its conductor, who
in a laboratory a fe miles distant
wielded his batqp as he received the
music of his men by telephone. Mer
rill Trainor, laboratory assistant of
Dr. E. F. W. Alexanderson, television
pioneer, was seen and heard as he
explained the wsy in which the pic
tures and the sounds reached the
theater Other performers contrib
uted to th* demonstration by *es
Government Prepares for Battle
BRITISH TROOPS ARE
SENT TO SALT DEPOT
TO PREVENT RAIDING
Nationalist Headquarters An-
nounce That Next Mass
Raid Will Come Sunday
REPORT BOMB CASUALTIES
Run on the Bank of India, Which
Was Begun Yesterday, Is
Continuing Today
Bombay, May 22.—(/P) British
troops—a contingent from Hyderabad
regiment—were sent today to the gov
ernment-operated salt depot at Dhar
asana to prevent further raiding by
Indian Nationalist volunteers.
Simultaneously Nationalist head
quarters there announced the next
mass raid would take place Sunday
Hitherto only police, some armed, but
principally armed with laths, or
staves, have been depended upon to
maintain order at the salt depots.
Police and troops raided the Na
tionalist camp at Untadl, near Dhar
asana today, and destroyed it, re
maining in complete control of the
area. At Wad ala a party of 100 raid
ers divided themselves into two
batches, and were arrested. Of a
second party 18 were arrested but the
remainder succeeded in getting away
with some salt.
The British government issued a
statement saying only three or four
of the Nationalist vounteers injured
yesterday in the clash with police
during the raiding at Dharasana were
hurt seriously. The government esti
mated 2,600 volunteers took part in
the raid.
The communique added that the
all-India national congress estimated
the total number of seriously injured
at 170. Other estimates were as high
as 634. Injuries received by police
were limited to bruises and scratches.
Alarming news came from the
northwest frontier, a report from
Peshawar saying severe casualties had
been inflicted by British bombers on
the forces of the Hajl of Turangzai.
A run on the Bank of India, begun
yesterday, continued today.
* ____________
CURTIS DECLARES HE
WAS JUST ATTORNEY
Denies Charges That He Had
Offered to Get Building
Contracts by 'Pull*
Chicago. May 22.— (fP\— An investi
gation of complaints that certain con
tractors sought "influence at Wash
ington” to gain government contracts
centered today around Harry K. Cur
tis, whose father is vice president of
the United States.
Curtis, a Chicago lawyer, was ques
tioned at length yesterday by Pat
Roche, special investigator for the
state's attorney, who is conducting
the inquiry. He told of his dealings
with and of legal work done for a
group of contractors, but declared his
part had been merely that of an at
torney.
There have been no charges, Roche
made clear, that any “pull” was ever
exercised in behalf of the contrac
tors; and Curtis said any statements
tending to place him in an improper
position in the affair were untrue.
Curtis told Roche that last No
vember he was visited by Mike Mal
loy. well known about the loop.
“He asked me if I could get any
government contracts,” Curtis said,
“and I replied that of course I could
not."
Later Malloy returned, Curtis said,
and declared he represented a group
of contractors who wanted Curtis to
find out dates on which bids were to
be received by the government, and
to get Information as to specifications.
Curtis said he accepted this commis
sion.
ARCHITECTS HONOR FIVE
Washington. May 22.— UP) —Five
Americans, including John D. Rocke
feller, Jr., today were nominated for
honorary membership in the Amer
ican Institute of Architects by the
board of directors of the institute in
convention here.
ture, vocal music and instrumental
selections.
The demonstration was arranged
by Dr. Alexanderson, who is consult
ing engineer of the General Electric
company and k the Radio Corporation
of America, to show the possibilities
of television as a mode of entertain
ment. Dr. Alexanderson has been
experimenting with television for
several years. His first demonstra
tion, in 1927, was a picture In a three
inch aperture. An image 14 inches
square was exhibited at the New
York radio show last fall. The pro
jection today was on a screen six feet
square, with all the grey shades be
tween white and black being produc
ed. registering the shadows of the
features and goring both depth and
detail to the picture.
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1930
16 ‘WHO’S HOODLUMS’ ARRESTED
AND NINE ARE AWAITING TRIALS
4
To See Explorer
Dad First Time

Malcolm Hanson Jr. is an excited
little boy these days. Eighteen
months old, he soon will see his dad
—chief radio operator of the Byrd
Antarctic Expedition—for the first
time. He was bom after Hanson set
sail for the long sojourn in South
Polar regions. Here you see him play
ing at his home in Washington,
where his mother is teaching him to
speak the two words, “Hello, daddy.”
190SMALLBOYSAND
he wasn’t treated right.”
26 NUNS ESCAPE AS jstsss?s?a& , ss:
prop piiTC m ill njuri
riKc uu i o mmm
... activities during the past month of
the ‘‘public enemies.”
The letter, signed by the commis
sion’s president, Frank J. Loesch,
said: “Inquiry is being made from
almost every large city in the country
concerning these men so they may be
apprehended if they appear in those
places. From as far away as Scot
land come requests for their finger
points and descriptions.”
$350,000 Milwaukee Orphanage
Razed During Night; Fire's
Cause Is Unknown
Milwaukee. May 22.— (fP) —The 190
small boys and 26 nuns at St. Aemil
ian's orphanage of the St. Francis
order trooped down the fire escape in
their night clothes shortly after 1 a.
m. today as fire destroyed the $550,-
000 building.
Though the fire broke out in the
dead of night when all were asleep,
none was killed or injured.
A party in a passing automobile
discovered the fire. They hurled
bricks through the windows to arouse
the nuns and children. The sisters
took charge of the children and di
rected them without panic to. the
fire escapes and safety.
Firemen from Milwaukee were
called to aid the volunteer fire-fight
ers who answered the first alarm.
The orphanage is just outside the
Milwaukee city limits and on the
shore of Lake Michigan.
The origin of the fire was not de
termined.
All the boys at the orphanage are
under 15 years of age. They were
asleep on the second and third floors
of the four-story brick and frame
building.
Other buildings on the St. Francis
seminary campus were endangered by
flames which shot 100 feet in the air.
Cannon’s Vindication
Made More Definite by
Reelection to Office
Dallas, Tex., May 22.— (JP) —A ma
jority of the committee on which
temperance and social service of the
Methodist Episcopal church, south,
rest, today voted to retain Bishop
James Cannon Jr., of Washington, D.
C„ on the board of temperance and
social service.
Josephus Daniels, Raleigh, N. C.,
chairman of the committee, who had
fought Bishop Cannon throughout
the quadrennial conference, gave no
tice that he and a minority of his
group would bring in a second list of
nominees to the floor of the confer
ence.
Immediately thereafter, the confer
ence by viva voce vote elected Bishop
Cannon and the other members of
the board nominated by a majority
of the committee on temperance and
social service.
Grand Forks Men Win
Dead Brother’s Estate
Columbus, Ohio, May 22.— UP —
Percival Montgomery and Ohmer Lee
Montgomery, Grand Forks, N. D., to
day established in court their rights
as heirs to the $6,000 estate of “Eu
gene Hart,” killed here Dec. 3. 1928,
In an automobile accident.
Their rights were established defi
nitely after a two-year investigation
in which it was found the man known
as Hart was Calvin Joshua Mont
gomery, brother of the North Dakota
men.
WOMEN MINORITY INCREASED
San Salvador. May 22—(<P —The
place where Columbus landed has
4.?4? more *-omen than men now. The
census shows 50,270 and 45,422. .
Leo Mongoven, Bugs Moran’s
Bodyguard, Is Held After
Threatening Bankers
CARRIED PAIR OF PISTOLS
Racketeer, Declared One of
Principal ‘Bad Men,' Had
$2,472 in Cash
Chicago, May 22.—(TP) —The law is
putting crimps in the “Who’s Hood
lum” list made public recently by the
Chicago crime commission.
Sixteen of the 28 “public enemies”
have been arrested since the commis
sion’s first letter April 23, and nine
now are awaiting trial. The commis
sion made this known yesterday in
letters to law enforcement officers.
Even as the letter was in the malls,
police arrested another “public
enemy”—Leo Mongoven. known as
the bodyguard of George (Bugs)
Moran, who himself is one of those
listed in the “Who’s Hoodlum.” The
commission’s letter said Mongoven
was in Ohio, but the police arrested
him in the Madison-Kedzie State
bank.
Carried Two Pistols
Two .45 calibre pistols were
strapped beneath the coat of the man
whom the crime commission has de
scribed as one of the city’s principal
“bad men.” Police who made the ar
rest heard later Bugs Moran also re
ported to have been in Ohio, was
across the street at the time nis aide
was arrested.
Police were told that Mongoven had
been trying for several days to force
officials of the Madison-Kedzie State
bank to buy from him $5,000 in bonds
at face value although the bonds were
understood to be worth only half that
sum at present. Last Saturday, they
said. Mongoven threatened that
“somebody would be bumped off if
Man Held for Theft
Of Auto Gets Out of
Mandan Jail, Escapes
Morton county and Mandan of
ficials today were continuing a search
for Willard Seaver who escaped from
the county Jail there Wednesday.
Seaver was held awaiting sentencing
on an automobile stealing charge.
Seaver made his escape about 5
o’clock yesterday afternoon when a
maid in the sheriff’s residence opened
a door leading into the jail. He
pushed her aside, ran outside and dis
appeared over the hills just north of
the building. Several office employes
at the court house saw Seaver run
ning and aided in giving the alarm.
Although officers were on his trail
within two or three minutes, no trace
could be found of Seaver.
Seaver recently was arrested at
Witchlta, Kansas, and brought to
Mandan. ' Sheriff Henry Hanatmann
said Seaver had served prison terms
at Alcatraz in California for larceny
and at the Montana state peniten
tiary at Deer Lodge for forgery.
Minot Recall Case
Becomes Entangled
Minot, N. D., May 22.— UP) —A hear
ing by Judge Fred Jansonius of Bis
marck on an alternative writ of man
damus against the Minot city auditor
in a recall election dispute, became
somewhat tangled shortly before noon
today when both sides rested without
having presented any testimony on
the merits of the case.
Such was the status of the pro
ceedings when 'Judge Jansonius or
dered a recess until this afternoon.
The entire time of the court, since
the hearing opened yesterday after
noon, has been occupied by the hear
ing of arguments on a demurrer and
several motions, all of which he has
overruled.
2 Children Seriously
Burned in Farm Fire
Thief River Falls, Minn., May 22.
(£”)—Two children were burned seri
ously when fire destroyed the farm
home of their father. Emil Larson,
farmer living 15 miles southwest of
Thief River Falls, Wednesday.
Harry, one of the children, had
started a fire in the kitchen stove
with kerosene, when an explosion oc
curred, and in a few minutes the
flames spread. His sister Lillian also
was burned. Other children, sleeping
upstairs, had to jump from the win
dow. The home was destroyed, loss
being estimated at $5,000.
PROHIBITIONIST IS DEAD
Minneapolis, May 22.— (JPy- J Q.
Steenson, 55. former assistant super
intendent of the Minnesota Anti-
Saloon Leagu*. and prohibition ad
ministrator for Mioaetota during tfcs
World wax, died hera
GRAF ZEPPELIN CUTS
ACROSS EQUATOR AND
NEARS END OF FLIGHT
Giant Dirigible Is Expected to
Land in Pernambuco Be-
tween 3 and 4 Today
TO VISIT RA2ILIAN CAPITAL
Takeoff on Trip to Havana Is
Planned by Dr. Eckener for
Sunday or Monday
Rio Janeiro, Brazil, May 22.—(AP>—
The dirigible Graf Zeppelin, bound
for Pernambuco and Rio Janeiro,
crossed the equator this morning and
made her first appearance in the
southern hemisphere.
Dr. Hugo Eckener. who was making
his first crossing of the equator, be
came a member of Neptune’s band in
accordance with the time-honored
tradition of the sea. He was baptised
by other members of the party who
already had their papers as Nep
tune’s sons and daughters.
The Graf expected to reach Per
nambuco this evening, stop over sev
eral hours, then go one to Rio Janeiro.
After a brief stay at the Brazilian
capital Eckener planned to return to
Pernambuco so as to be able to start
for Havana Sunday or Monday.
The dirigible was sighted off the
Island of Fernando Do Noronha at
10:25 a. m. E. S. T. today. Fernan
do Do Noronha is about 175 miles
from Pernambuco, where a mooring
mast has been erected to receive the
Great German airship.
Pernambuco has unofficially re
ported that the Graf Zeppelin will
arrive there between 3:00 p. m. and
4:00 p. m., E. 8. T.
VALLEY CITY WOMAN
IS MYSTERY FIGURE
Edna Colton, Delirious in Min
neapolis Hospital, Uniden
tified Until Today
Minneapolis, May 22.— (/Pi— The
mystery shrouding the woman
brought to General hospital late Wed
nesday in delirium faded today when
detectives found a relative living
here.
The woman, the relative said, is
from Valley City, N. D.. and came
here last week. An estate, reputed
to be of some proportions, is held in
trust for her by her guardian at Val
ley City.
She was taken to a private institu
tion Monday, and later sent to Gen
eral hospital by officials of the pri
vate hospital. Detectives were baffled
by her ravings and sent telegrams to
North Dakota authorities in an ef
fort to identify the woman.
Information from Fargo said she
was Edna Colton. Valley City, who
sometimes was known as Billie Bissle,
or Biffle. She is said to have a hus
band here. A brother-in-law iden
tified her at the hospital today. She
was arrested at Fargo recently police
said, for the theft of her guardian’s
car but the case was dismissed.
Texas Negro, Killer
Of White Neighbors,
Electrocuted Today
Huntsville, Tex., May 22.—(JP)—
Jordan Scott, negro farmer of Moody,
Tex., was electrocuted at the peni
tentiary here at 12:07 a. m., for the
murder of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pedi
go. his white neighbors, March 7,1929.
Trembling violently. Scott made a
lengthy statement as he stood before
the chair, admitting guilt, expressing
remorse and asking divine forgive
ness.
La Moure Woman Hurt
As Train Hits Auto
La Moure. N. D., May 22.—(JP) —Mrs.
B. D. Triplett, La Moure, was injured
when her automobile was struck by a
train near here. She was taken to a
Jamestown hospital.
BOZEMAN GETS SNOW
Bozeman, Mont., May 22.— UP>—
Bozeman and vicinity was greeted
with five inches of snow after a rec
ord warm spell.
American War Mothers Impressed
With Gentlemanliness of Germans
Thiaucourt, France, May 22.— )JP) —
General Otto Gessler, former minis
ter of war in Germany who is lead
ing a party of former war officers on
a tour of inspection of the German,
French and American cemeteries war
zone, stood at attention as 23 Amer
ican gold star mothers today arrived
at the gates of the St. Mihiel ceme
tery. The Germans clicked their
heels and bowed as the mothers
alighted from their busses
The American mothers under the
impression the former German min
»
Victorious
GIFFORD PINCHOT
COMMITTEE SEEKING
RECALL OF DETROIT
MAYOR ON 12 COUNTS
Bowles Charged With Discharg
ing Police Commissioner
for Enforcing Law
Detroit, May 22.— (JP)—A citizen’s
committee, represented to include a
number of persons who supported
Mayor Charles Bowles for election
last fall, today was ready to circulate
petitions for recall of the executive.
The petitions made their appearance
last night and contained 12 charges
against Mayor Bowles.
In order to bring about a recall
vote, 89;497 signatures of registered
voters are necessary. Members of the
oommit*ee indicate*' they expected to
have the required number of names by
Saturday.
The move to recall Mayor Bowles
followed his dismissal of Police Com
missioner Harold H. Emmons, whom
he appointed. One of the charges
against the mayor is that he dis
charged Emmons for “ordering en
forcement of law.”
Emmons ordered a series of raids
on gambling places last Saturday
while Mayor Bowles was at Louisville
attending the Kentucky derby. The
mayor indicated he believed the police
commissioner “doublecrossed” him in
raiding racing “handbooks” while the
mayor was attending a horse race.
Although dismissal of Emmons is
regarded as having precipitated the
recall move, the petition also alleges
the mayor “substituted secrecy for
frankness In public business,” and
“seeks to weld street railway and
other city employes into a political
machine.”
Stege Thinks Bodies
Of Gang Victims Are
Being Cremated Now
Chicago, May 22.—UP)—Commis
sioner of Police John Stege today said
he had instituted search for an im
provised crematorium in which he
believes the bodies of two hoodlums,
missing for weeks, have been burned
to prevent their Identification and
forestall a ballistics examination of
slugs taken from their bodies.
Because several bodies have yield
ed slugs which ballistics experts say
were traced to guns of known crim
inals, Stege said he was certain
gangdom vengeance was deserting the
practices of dumping ride victims’
bodies into roadside ditches in favor
of the crematory.
Mcßride Predicts Wet,
Dry Fight to Finish
Washington, May 22.— (JP) —A finish
fight between those for and against
prohibition was heralded before the
senate lobby committee today by F.
Scott Mcßride.
Questioned by Chairman Caraway,
the witness said it was “probably a
good thing” for the issue to be agitat
ed by the wets.
“I think it will have ,to be fought
out and settled for all time by a con
test of that kind,” he asserted.
Hie discussion followed testimony
that the league was attempting to
raise a fund of $300,000 a year to make
a campaign in favor of the eighteenth
amendment similar to the one before
prohibition was adopted.
ister and his officers, who were all
in civilian clothes, formed the recep
tion committee charged with welcom
ing them, returned the salute. Lat
er when informed of the identity of
the party all the mothers expressed
pleasure. “They were such nice men,
so gentlemanly,” they said.
This was the mothers’ second visit
to the cemetery and they planned to
spend the remainder of the day at
Nancy.
Ft? route to the cem.et.erv the moth
er? dro v e over the famous St Miiuei
battlefield.
The Weather
Mostly fair tonight and Friday. Codec
tonight, with light to heavy frost.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
FRANCIS S. BROWN'S
EARLY MARGIN WIPEP
OUT BY FINAL RALL'
Additional Returns in Pennsyl-
vania Senate Battle In-
crease Lead of Davis
BALLOT BOXES IMPOUNDED
More Than 1,500,000 Votes,
Half Million Less Than Hoo*
ver Received, Cast
Philadelphia, May 22.—<£>)—A
plurality of 12,279 for Gifford
Pinchot over Francis Shank
Brown for the Republican nom
ination for governor was shown in
unofficial returns from all but
83 districts in the state In Tues
day’s primary.
The tabulation for 8,638 dis
tricts of the 8,701 in the state
showed for Pinchot 627,798; for
Brown 615,519 and for Thomas W.
Philips, wet candidate, 283,650.
Philadelphia. Pa., May 22.—(*■)—
Gifford Pinchot’s plurality over
Francis Shunk Brown for the Repub
lican gubernatorial nomination crept
slowly upward with the tabulation
today of additional scattered districts.
With 182 districts missing Pinchot
had a lead of 11,859.
Unofficial returns in Tuesday’s pri
mary from 8,519 districts of the 8,701
in the state for governor gave Pin
chot 621,013; Brown 609,154 was
Thomas W. Phillips, Jr., wet candi
date. 260,872.
Additional returns in the senatorial
fight served only to Increase the big
plurality given Secretary of Labor
James J. Davis over Senator Joseph
R. Grundy.
The unofficial vote from 8,307 dis
tricts for senator gave Secretary Da
vis 715,454; Senator Grundy 476,806;
and Francis A. Bohlen, wet, 325,574.
P. S. Stahlnecker, manager of the
Pinchot campaign, said that he had
been informed 42 ballot boxes in
Lackawanna county had been im
pounded at the instance of Pinchot
supporters. He said in one Lacka
wanna county district 615 votes had
been reported for Brown and 9 for
Pinctf l *. ••
More than 1.560,000 votes were cast
in the Republican primary in the
state, or approximately half a million
less than the total rolled up for Presi
dent Hoover in the 1928 election.
OSTER’S CHANGE OF
VENUEFLEA DENIED
Trial of Hazelton Man Probably
Will Begin Next Week in
Linton Court
Judge Thomas H. Pugh, Dickinson,
today was appointed by the state su
preme court as trial judge in the case
of Jacob Oster, confessed slayer of
John Petersen, Hazelton farmer who
was shot to death March 24. Oster.
charged with first-degree murder, is
expected to be tried at Linton next
week.
Late yesterday Judge Pugh denied
a motion for change of venue by Os
ter in dltsrict court at Linton.
Babe Ruth Clouts Out
Three More Home Runs
In Doubleheader Today
Philadelphia, May 22.— (JP) —Babe
Ruth continued his record smashing
feats of home run hitting today by
hitting two homers in the first game
against the Athletics and a third in
the second inning of the second con
test.
The third homer of the day and
the sixth in two days brought his to
tal for the season up to 12. It tied
him with Hack Wilson of the Chi
cago Cubs for major league leader
ship.
Jack Quinn was pitching against
the Yankees when the Babe hit his
third homer of the day.
100 Lives Feared Lost
As Pilgrim Boat Burns
Port Sudan, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan,
May 22.—<£>>—The French steamer
Asia, with 1,500 pilgrims aboard,
bound for Red Sea Ports, wss on fire
in Jeddah harbor today and it was
feared 100 lives had been lost.
The fire proved uncontrollable and
the ship was abandoned. This after
noon it was impossible to approach
the vessel. The pilgrims were e r
route to Mecca. Moslem Holy City.
The cause of the fire was not known.
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Bathroom Baritones
And Bathing Bassos
Scored by Chicagoan
Chicago, May 22.— (JP)— Singing in
the bathtub is to Alderman E. J.
Kaindl a flagrant waste of good
water.
The alderman and his committee
have been investigating the water sit
uation. In the committee report just
made public Alderman Kaindl men
tions that bathroom baritones, tub
tenors, and bathing bassos are re
sponsible for the waste of a lot of
water and one of the reasons Chica
goans use more water per capita than
any city in the world, ■

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