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North Dakota’s
Oldest Newspaper
ESTABLISHED 1878
City Dads Announce Police Plan
Spanish Mobs Burn 21 Catholic Churches
NEW GOVERNMENT '
SO FAR IS UNABLE
TO RESTORE ORDER
10 Other Religious Buildings
Damaged; Monks and Nuns
SOLDIERS ARE SWEPT ASIDE
Early Estimates Put Damage at
$30,000,000, Outside of
Records, Valuables
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Madrid, May 12. (/P)--Jeering,
cheering mobs which swept police,
civil guards and soldiers aside, attack
ed and burned churches and church
buildings in the cities of Spain Tues
day as the month-old republican gov
ernment strove with all its resources
to restore order.
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Five churches and convents were
burned before dawn in Seville. Mar
tial law was declared and troops were
placed on the streets in an effort to
control the throngs which ranged the
city, destroyihg monuments which
marked the centuries of Roman
Catholicism in Spain.
Similar conditions prevailed in Mal
aga, where two churches and church
buildings were burned dining the
night; at Cadiz, where four churches
and convents were burned; and at
Alicante, where four churches and
convents were partly destroyed by fire
and looting. Mobs at Zaragoza, Cor
doba and Bilbao attacked and wreck
ed church buildings in those cities,
but did not bum them.
With cavalry, infantry, tanks and
machine gun squads patrolling the
streets of Madrid, the capital, was
restored to tranquility during the
night, but not before 10 churches, con
vents, monasteries and other ecclesi
astical buildings had been burned to
the ground while the mobs held off
‘ firemen and prevented their fighting
the flames.
Nuns Are Respected
A nation-wide checkup showed 21
church buildings destroyed by lire,
and perhaps 10 more badly damaged
but not burned. Inmates of the build
ings in every case fled, and while a
few monks and priests were beaten
there were remarkably few casualties
among them. Nuns in almost every
case were respected by the crowd.
Estimates on the number of religious
workers fleeing Madrid alone ran as
high as 50,000.
Efforts to estimate the physical
damage were mere guesswork, but
some calculated it as high as 150,000,-
000 pesetas (normal value $30,000,000).
This did not account for priceless
manuscripts, church services, paint
ings and vessels which were destroyed
or stolen. Police arrested several
looters on whom they found gold and
(Continued on page six)
ANDERSON, LEACH
ELECTION WINNERS
W. F. Kunze, Incumbent Mayor
of Minneapolis, Is Poor
Third in Race
Minneapolis, May 12. {IP) The
Parmer-Labor party, which named its
first governor in the last election, ap
peared as a new power in this city’s
political field Tuesday.
As a result William A. Anderson, Its
candidate, will contest with former
Mayor George Leach for mayor in the
city election June 8. With Mayor W.
F. Kunze a poor third, they were
nominated in the primary Monday.
Complete unofficial returns from
the city’s 353 precincts Tuesday gave
Anderson 37,628 votes to 28,500 for
Leach, who was defeated by Mayor
Kunze two years ago. Kunze polled
18.274.
Other totals for mayor were: T. J.
Caton, 4,114; C. A. Weaver, 3,630; G.
A. Powers, 414; Arthur Kasherman,
283, and J. E. O’Rourk, 228.
Anderson’s success in the primary
brought into the mayoralty field a
bonafide labor candidate for the first
time in a decade. He had the en
dorsement of 64 labor organizations
and campaigned principally on an is
sue of Improving the employment
conditions and promising to rid the
city of vice.
A grand jury investigation of vice
conditions just completed and result
ing in five indictments against police
men for wilful neglect resulted in
campaign attacks against Kunze.
Deny Reconciliation
Of Helen and Carol
Bucharest, Rumania, May 12.— (JP) —
An official denial was published here
Tuesday that Queen Helen or King
Carol, estranged Monarchs of Ru
mania, had become reconciled.
It was said that no reconciliation
was even contemplated, despite re
ports current here with Queen Hel
en’s sudden return from Belgrade
that she and Carol would resume
their domestic life, which was Inter
rupted by his romantic Interlude in
Paris with Mile. Magda Lupescu,
led-haired daughter of a Rumanian
scrap iron dealer.
Flee From Rioters
THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE
I Violinist Dies
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EUGENE YSAYE
BISMARCK-TO-FARGO
AIRMAIL-PASSENGER
SERVICE IS PLANNED
Flying Schedule for New Serv
ice Not Arranged, Postal
Department Says
St. Paul, May 12 .—(AP) —Passengers
will be carried over the proposed air
mail route from Fargo to Bismarck,
C. G. Chadwick, traffic manager of
Northwest Airways, Inc., announced
here Tuesday.
Establishment of the route Is
planned June 1. The flying schedule,
Chadwick said, is to be determined
by the postoffice department and has
not been completed.
“Our company must conform to the
schedule planned by the postofTice
department,” Chadwick said, "but it
is reasonable tp suppose that It will
be necessary to add another plane to
supplement the Fargo-Pembina-Win
nipeg hookup.”
YOUTH AMTS 1
MURDERED COUPLE
Ray Wilt, 17-Year-Old Ohio
Farm Hand, Captured After
Nine-Day Search
Canton, Ohio, May 12.—(^P)—Au
thorities announced Tuesday Ray
Wilt, 17, farm hand, has confessed he
killed Edward B. Thomas, 46, invalid
farmer and his wife, Ethel, 44.
Officers said Wilt who had worked
for Thomas claimed he killed the
couple because Mrs. Thomas made
him mad by “holding out part of my
pay for an old suit Thomas gave me.”
Wilt, who disappeared nine days
ago from the Thomas farm, was
arrested late Monday near Car
rollton. He had been sought since
the hacked bodies of the Thomases
were discovered in a colthes closet at
their home Sunday. They had been
dead about a week.
The boy, said by neighbors and his
father to be mentally subnormal, at
first asserted that a man living near
Waynesburg, not far from the
Thomas farm, killed the couple 10
days ago and threatened his life too
if he “squealed.” He admitted hiding
the bodies in a closet, attempting to
clean up blood stains in the kitchen,
and driving off in the Thomas auto
mobile, taking a radio with him.
BANS THWART
REVOLUTION PLOT
Luis Cabrera, Former Minister
of Finance, Said Princi
pal Leader
Mexico City, May 12.—(AV-The
government, through General Mijares
Palencia, chief of the federal district,
claimed Tuesday to have thwarted a
revolutionary plot of grave propor
tions.
The principal leader of the plot,
Luis Cabrera, General Mijares Pal
encia said, was arrested Saturday and
at his own request was allowed to
leave the country for Guatemala. The
investigation of the plot is continu
ing, the general declared, with a num
ber of well known politicians and for
mer army officers involved.
According to the government an
nouncement plans have been laid for
an armed movement against the Ortiz
Rubio administration to take place
about now, but discovery of the con
spiracy by police investigators pre
vented its materializing.
The conspirators met in a private
home in Mexico City. Cabrera, min
ister of finance during the adminis
tration of General Venustiano Car
ranza as president, was alleged to
have visited Puebla and other cities
in shaping up the plot, which had
widespread ramifications.
There has been no Indication of
public discontent recently and Mexico
City as well as the rest of the country
has been quiet.
VSAYE, VIOLINIST
OF INTERNATIONAL
FAME, SUCCUMBS
72-Year-Old Musician, Who
Lost Leg Year Ago, Stricken
by Kidney Ailment
HAD JUST PRESENTED OPERA
Belgian, Who Did Not Win Re
nown Until Late in Life,
Decorated by Kings
Brussels, May 12.— (IP) —Illness of
many months’ duration caused the
death early Tuesday of Eugene Ysaye,
world famous violinist. He was 72
years old.
Ysaye In 1929 underwent amputa
tion of a leg. A year ago his condi
tion was thought to have improved so
he was past the danger point, but an
aggravated kidney malady soon
caused him to take to bed again. ‘
His death succeeded by two months
one of his greatest triumphs, presen
tation of his opera, “Peter the Miner,"
written in Walloon dialect. Queen
Elizabeth went to Liege to hear it and
arranged a broadcast so that Ysaye
from his bed might listen to it also.
Ysaye’s first public appearance after
amputation of his leg was as honor
guest at a dinner given by King Al
bert at the Royal Palace at which
President Doumergue of France was
present. The French conferred upon
him the honor of commander of the
Legion of Honor.
About a year before Queen Eliza
beth of the Belgians decorated him
with the cross of a grand officer of
the Order of the Nile, which King
Fuad of Egypt conferred upon him
when he visited Belgium.
Unknown In Youth
Although he made his' first public
appearance as a violinist at the age
of seven, Eugene Ysaye as a youth
did not attract much attention.
It was his good fortune, however,
to have contact with some of the
great masters of the latter half of the
19th century and from two of them
he received encouragement and as
sistance.
There was some difference of opin
ion as to whether the young musician
possessed extraordinary ability and
talent. Opinion still was divided aft
er Ysaye appeared for the first time
before Joseph Joachim, often called
in his time “the greatest of living vio
linists.”
Ferdinand Hiller, celebrated pian
ist, recognized genius in Ysaye, intro
duced him to Joachim, and arranged
to have the young man play for the
great master. Hiller accompanied his
protege. Joachim listened in silence
and when Ysaye concluded, his only
remark was “I never heard the violin
played like that before.”
It was an ambiguous comment, but
whether it was tinged with praise or
blame it was regarded as illustrating
the salient feature of the art of
Ysaye—his originality in technique
(Continned on page Six)
WOUNDED YOUTH HAS
CHANCE TO RECOVER
Wilford Rorvig, 18, Rothsay,
Minn., Doesn’t Know How
He Was Shot
Fargo, May 12.— (JP) —A chance to
recover was given Wilford Rorvig,
Rothsay, Minn., Tuesday by his phy
sician in a Fargo hospital, where the
youth was brought late Monday after
he had been found in an automobile
on Trunk Highway No. 64 near
Barnesville, Minn., with a bullet
wound near his heart. Improvement
was noted in his condition.
How the wound was inflicted, how
ever, is still a matter of conjecture,
all attempts by officers to have the
youth explain being met with the
prompt answer: “I don’t know.”
The boy was employed on a farm
near Rothsay, Sheriff Archie Whaley
said. A checkup in that vicinity failed
to reveal any motive for the shooting,
the sheriff declared. A packed grip
and the wrappings and cost tag of a
new .22-caliber, single-bolt rifle and
the rifle itself were found at his
side.
The boy is an orphan, his mother
having died several years ago. His
father was killed in an automobile
accident on the same highway on
which the boy was found, near Car
lisle, south of Rothsay. •
According to the attending physi
cian, the bullet took a straight course
through his body, emerging from the
back. Apparently it missed the heart
by 9l narrow margin.
The lead pellet was found in the
upholstery of the car by officers who
investigated.
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WOMAN IS ELECTROCUTED
Virginia, Minn., May 12.— (A I )—Mrs.
Grace Maclver, 28, wife of Dot J.
Maclver, news editor of the Virginia
Daily Enterprise, was killed by elec
tricity while attempting to recover an
electric heater which had fallen into
a bathtub filled with water.
ELECT HURON MAN
Huron, 8. D., May K.
Walker, Huron, was named president
elect of the South Dakota Dental so
ciety*
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY, MAY 12, 1931
Gunman’s Girl May Hold Fate
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Helen Walsh, above, girl friend of Francis “Two-Gun” Crowley, Is expected
to give testimony that will help New York police send the 20-year-old gun
man to the electric chair for two killings. She was caught with him and
Rudolph Duringer when 100 policemen besieged an apartment with machine
guns and tear gas bombs. Crowley Is accused of shooting a policeman and
another man. Officials say Duringer admits killing Virginia Brannen,
“dime-a-dance” girl.
17. S. Army to Abandon
From 20 to 30 Posts
BIG POSTAL DEI®
PREDICTED Bl TALK
BY POSTAL OFFICIAL
Assistant Postmaster General
Expects $40,000,000 Ad
dition to Shortage
Laredo. Texas, May 12.—(A*) —A pos
tal deficit of about $140,000,000 at the
close of the present fiscal year was
predicted Tuesday by Assistant Post
master General Tilton in an address
before the convention of Texas post
masters.
Tilton said this deficit would repre
sent an increase of more than $40,-
000,000 over the $98,000,000 loss for
the last financial year.
“The constantly increasing deficit
in the postal receipts as compared
with the postal expenditures has been
the cause of grave concern,” Tilton
said.
Explaining that while part of this
deficit should not be charged against
the postoffice department because it
was due to the franking system, he>
pronounced ■ the present . total so
enormous as to defy adjustment for
years to come unless postal rates
should be raised.
Neither congress nor the public in
general, Tilton said, had approved
Postmaster General Brown’s proposal
of a 2V% cent first class postage rate,
but he contended this method the
“most simple and positive” to over
come the deficit.
He also advocated a parcel post
rate adjustment which would in
crease the revenue by approximately
$7,500,000; and an Increase in size and
weight of parcels accepted for mail
ing which would bring in about $5,-
000,000 more.
These two measures will come up
for hearing before the Interstate
Commerce Commission late this
month, he said.
Blind Widow Leaps
Nine Floors to Death
Chioago, May 12.—(A»> —Mrs. Mary
Whipple Jacobs, 61, widow of Col.
William Vaughn Jacobs, wealthy
banker who founded Glencoe, 111.,
leaped nine floors to her death Mon
day night from her suite in an apart
ment hotel. Her body fell through
the top of a motor car.
Mrs. Jacobs recently suffered an
affliction of the optic nerve and was
virtually blind. Specialists told her
the condition was incurable.
Medical Graduates
Growing Van Dykes
Morgantown, W. Va„ May 12.
(A I )—Whiskers, black ones, brown
ones, some yellow ones, and a few
red ones, are sprouting on senior
chins at the medical school of
West Virginia university.
The Idea is that members of the
class will appear with regular
“Van Dyke” beards at commence
ment June 9.
We must, the classmen tola
each other, have something -to
distinguish us from the ether
graduates. The beard idea went
over big with all the seniors, that
is all but one—the lone girl in the
elan;
President Hoover Announces
General Staff Is Seeking
* to Cut Expenses
Washington, May 12.—(/P)—Presi
dent Hoover said Tuesday that the
general staff of the army planned to
abandon between 20 and 30 army
posts in various parts of the country.
Post concentration, the president
said, was necessary if the army ob
tains the maximum use of its facili
ties and operates in the most econo
mic manner possible.
The army, he said, has abandoned
13 posts during the last two years.
Mr. Hoover said he would appoint a
committee from the army, the justice
department, agriculture department,
and the veterans bureau to investi
gate the possible use of the abandon
ed posts by those departments.
This, he said, should effect econo
mies in the work of those depart
ments. Some of the posts, he added,
might be of great value to the states
as institutions, educational or other
wise.
Such use of the posts he believed
would relieve the feeling of depriva
tion which local communities have
when army posts or other government
activities are moved elsewhere.
Youth Found With
Wound Near Heart
Fargo, N. D., May 12.—(A*) —A bul
let hole in his body, just below the
heart, Wilford Rorvig, 18, Bamesville,
Minn., is in a local hospital. Offi
cers Tuesday sought an explanation
of the shooting.
He was found in a car near Bames
ville on highway 64, unconscious, a
rifle by his side, by Nar McGrath,
postmaster at Bamesville, who
brought him to Fargo.
The gun was a new one, and Ror
vig had unwrapped it only a few
minutes before the shot was fired, it
is believed. Wrappings for the gun
lay in the car. and a tag still was at
tached to it. The bullet passed
through the boy’s body and lodged in
the upholstering of the car.
Rorvig was an orphan. He had been
employed on a farm two miles south
of Rothsay.
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Likely you’ve suns jazz ever
since you can remember. And
maybe you've danced jazz ever
since the fox trot took the
crown away from the good old
twodtep. And that’s a long
time ago.
Bat when?
You can find out when jazz
was first written, if you’ll turn
to page 4 and read,
‘THIS CURIOUS WORLD”
ADVOCATES OF WAR
DEBT CANCELLATION
CRIB BY DAVIS
Pennsylvania Senator Charac-
terizes Men Who Suggest
It as ‘Gimme Boys’
SUPPORTS TARIFF POLICY
Says Speeches 'Boldest Affront
of Their Kind Ever Of
fered to Nation’
Coatesville, Pa., May 12. (JP)
Classing as “Gimme Boys” Interna
tional Chamber of Commerce speak
ers who asked revision of the United
States war debt and tariff policies,
Senator Davis said Tuesday these de
mands were the “boldest affront of
their kind ever offered to our nation.”
The Pennsylvania Republican spoke
at services dedicating the new Veter
ans’ hospital here. After summariz
ing the costs of the World War, and
referring to President Hoover’s state
ment to the International Chamber
of Congress that five billion dollars
was being spefft annually to maintain
armament, Davis said;
“The effect of this militaristic per
fection prevailing in many quarters of
Europe already has Intruded itself in
the Internal affairs of the United
States, as was disclosed recently at
the conference of the International
Chamber of Commerce, when spokes
men for leading world powers flatly
and bluntly demanded the United
States reduce or eliminate its tariff
safeguard so that our home markets
may become a dumping paradise for
le products of Europe. Furthermore,
they insisted that the United States
should cancel the war debts owed to
it by European nations.
Offer Small Market
"As bait they offered our country a
small foreign market in exchange for
a wide open door into our home mar
kets. . . . **
"These economic demands voiced by
foreign spokesmen constituted the
boldest affront of their kind ever of
fered to our nation or any other na
tion not in the vassal class. No pirate
of the Spanish main nor any racket
lord was more audacious in their
ruthless edicts.
“My opinion of these foreign
‘Gimme Boys’ can be summed up in
no better manner than in the words
(Continned on page Six)
AGED TURK HAS NOT
RETURNED HOME YET
Wife and Great-Great-Grandson
of Zaro Agha Are Worried
in Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey, May 12.— (JP) —
Where, oh, where can my sesqul
centenarian be, is the worry haunt
ing Mrs. Zaro Agha just now.
The old man is gadding about
Europe and does not come home. His
65-year-old wife and great great
grandson expected him back in Istan
bul in time for the annual mutton
festival and sacrificed a big ram in
preparation for the homecoming, but
Zaro failed to turn up.
Now they are really worried. Amer
ica was to them a land of milk and
honey where their old man was safe.
So many people are hacked to pieces
by motor cars and water buffalo in
the streets of Istanbul that even
Zaro’s misadventure with New York
traffic did not seriously bother them.
But Europe is a different and wick
ed matter, and even veiled Mrs. Zaro
has glimpsed enough of European
ways In Istanbul to judge that it is
not the right life for a 157-year-old
Kurd.
The great great grandson goes day
after day to meet Incoming trains and
boats but he has no luck—Zaro has
not appeared and Mrs. Zaro is be
ginning to appear more angry than
anxious.
Zaro Agha, who claims to be 157
years old, came to the United States
last July and sailed April 9 for
Europe, ostensibly to return home.
He was equipped with a new set of
false teeth.
ZARO AGHA TAKES
LESSON IN FLYING
London, May 12.—(ff)—Zaro Agha,
Turk who claims to be 157 years old,
took his first lesson in airplane fly
ing at Brooklands field Monday.
He enjoyed his experience and
momentarily took the controls. He
hopes to have another try at it As
far as can be learned he is not at
all anxious to get home.
Hague Youth Hurt
In Auto Accident
Ignats Schmaltz, Hague youth, is
in a local hospital suffering from la
cerations about the face sustained in
an auto accident three miles west of
McKenzie about midnight Monday.
His mother and a second child re
ceived minor injuries.
He was brought to the hospital at
12:45 a. m., where he was given medi
cal attention.
His condition is not serious, ac
cording to hospital attendants.
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Students of the Missouri College of
Agriculture at Columbia, Mo., gave
Rebecca Stepp, above, the Horn of
Plenty and set her up as queen of
the 26th annual Farmers’ Fair. She
rode at the head of a collegiate farm
ers’ parade a mile long. Her home is
Trenton, Mo.
CONVICT-LAWYER
BULLET VICTIM ON
NEW YORK STREET
Roy H. Sloane, Who Acted as
Own Lawyer in Winning
Freedom, Is Killed
New York, May 12.—(/P) —Roy H.
Sloane, 30, ex-convict who acted as
his own lawyer in successful efforts
to get out of Sing Sing, was killed in
front of a cafe early Tuesday by shots
from a passing automobile.
Sloane, at first identified as John
McDermott, dragged himself along
the streets 150 feet before he collapsed
at a policeman’s feet. He died in
the Jewish hospital without regaining
consciousness.
A man and woman in the cafe told
police that four men drove uo in a
large sedan, shot Sloane. and dashed
away again before they could obtain
the license number.
Sloane, police said, stole automo
biles to obtain tuition for college. He
was sent to Sing Sing for theft, stu
died law in prison and by legal tech
nicalities obtained a new trial He
won himself an acquittal but before
the case was decided prison Keepers
found brass knuckles in his possession.
He was sentenced to seven years
more <or an attempt to escape from
prison and demanded release on
grounds that he could not have tried
to escape from prison, when he was
illegally incarcerated. The court of
appeals granted him a new trial,
arguments being made by a regular
lawyer retained by his mother, Mrs.
Anna B. Sloane, author and lecturer.
The escape case was then dismissed
and he received a suspended sentence
for possession of concealed weapons,
which meant his freedom.
Two months after his release, he
and Jack Giller were arrested in a
Fifth avenue building, where they
had attempted, police say, to steal
$25,000 worth of diamonds. He was
out on bail in that case when shot.
Sloane at one time was a student
at Columbia university and Carnegie
Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh,
Pa.
BRIAND FAVORITE
TO WIN ELECTION
Veteran French Foreign Minis
ter to Oppose Paul Doumer
for Presidency
Paris, May 12.—(A*>—Aristide Brl
and, veteran French foreign minister,
Tuesday seemed slated for election to
the French presidency by the nation
al assembly upon the first or second
ballot Wednesday.
Friends of M. Briand and ot Paul
Doumer, the president ot the senate
and his principal opponent, engaged
in wide canvassing in an effort to se
cure votes for their leaders but it was
not believed generally that Senator
Doumer could stave off beyond the
second ballot the absolute majority
necessary for Bland’s election.
The candidacy of Jean Hennessy,
wealthy French distiller, a member of
the chamber of deputies and former
minister, was not considered in politi
cal circles as affecting the situation.
If M. Briand is elected he will be
the 13th president of the third French
republic.
N. P. DEPOT BOBBED
Crookston, Minn., May 12.—(VP) —
While C. W. Taylor, ticket agent, was
out to lunch, a thief broke into the
Northern Pacific depot and stole $55.
KILLED BY TRAIN
Little Falls, Minn., May 12.—<)P) —
John Thom, Jr., 19, Swanville, suf
fered fatal injuries under a freight
train while catching a ride.
The Weather
Fair, slightly warmer Tuesday might;
Wednesday Increasing cloudiness.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
DENY REQUESTS TO
PUT FULL CONTROL
IN HANDS OF CHIEF
Bismarck Dads Declare They
Will Supervise Department’s
Work Closely
TWO ARE NOT REAPPOINTED
Petition Signed by 250 Persons
Presented at Commission
Meeting Monday
Formal statements of its policy with
regard to the Bismarck police depart
ment was made by the city commis
sion Monday night following present
ation of a petition which, in effect,
asked that the commission adopt a
“Hands-off” policy and place com
plete control of the department In
the hands of Chief Chris J. Martin
eson.
The statement contained a refusal
of the request contained in the peti
tion and made it clear that the com
mission would closely supervise the
department’s work in the future.
Other developments disclosed later
that Policemen W. I. Franklin and
David Smith will not be reappointed
and will end their service on the po
lice force May 15. The commission
will meet Thursday night to select
their successors.
Although definite confirmation was
lacking Tuesday, It is expected that
William Ebeling, former member of
‘the force,” will be named police
captain and will be second in com
mand to Martineson. The statemeno
made it clear that there is no present
intention of removing Martineson as
chief.
Rumors Cleared Up
The petition and the answering
statement by the commissioners
brought to light a situation of which
rumors have been heard in Bismarck
for many weeks.
The text of the petition, signed by
250 persons, follows:
“We. the undersigned taxpayers,
representing more than two million
dollars worth of property, and citi
zens and residents of the city of Bis
marck, do hereby respectfully 6tate
that we deplore the present police
situation; that it appears that there
is a lack of harmony in the police de
partment. It appears that certain
employes have been removed and
others substituted against the wishes
of the chief of police. This can mean
but one thing, that the general public
cannot expect or hope for the degree
of police protection which they are
(Continned on page Six)
UNABLE TO IDENTIFY
SIX MEN AS SLAYERS
Hope of Connecting Gang With
St. Valentine's Day Mass
acre Fades
Chicago, May 12.— (JP) —The possi
bility of finding in the capture of six
suspected members of the Fred Burke
gang a solution of the St. Valentine’s
day massacre of seven George Moran
gangsters in 1929. faded Tuesday.
Three witnesses who viewed the
suspects found themselves unable to
identify any of the sextet.
Held over the week-end at Morri
son, 111., following their arrest Friday
in East St. Louis, the six were brought
here Monday.
Thomas P. O’Connor, one of them,
was identified, police said, in connec
tion with the robbery of the First
State Bank of Plano. 11l The police
reported that he also was identified
with Howard Lee and John Britt, his
associates, of participation in the
$2,800,000 robbery of the Lincoln Na
tional Bank and Trust company at
Lincoln, Neb.
Edward O'Hara also was suspected
with O’Connor, Lee and Britt, in the
Lincoln robbery, but since the connec
tion was somewhat vague, police de
cided to turn him over to officers of
Terre Haute, Ind., where he is wanted
for two slayings.
Meanwhile the trio wanted In Lin
coln sought freedom at a habeas
corpus proceedings before Superior
Judge John P. McGoorty Tuesday.
County Attorney Max G. Towle Lin
coln, representing Nebraska, said he
had several means of preventing their
release and expressed hope of ’laving
the men started back to Nebraska by
Wednesday.
Kills Self When Her
Cooking Is Criticized
Los Angeles, May 12.—(JP)—Detec
tives attributed the suicide of Mrs
Eleanor Wright Fisher at her Holly
wood home Monday night to banter
ing about her cooking in the presence
of a guest.
James B. M. Fisher, an executive
for the Motion Picture Producers and
Distributors association, stated he
said to his wife:
“You’ve burned the peas. My, hot
you’re a terrible oook.”
Charles Baron, a friend, waa at the
dinner table with them.
Jumping to her feet, Mrs. Fisher
cried: “Jim Fisher, If you don't taka
that back. 111 kill myself.’’
The men said they took tills to be
more of a joke than a threat. Investi
gators decided she hid meant onhr
to frighten her husband, but had be
come hysterical and putted tha trtotir,

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