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ESTABLISHED 1873 Floyd Again Evades Capture Storm Lashes Washington-Or eaon Coast 16 DIE AS 83-KIILE GALE SIKES AREA; FLOODS TWO CHS Waters of High Tide Damage Large Sections of Aber deen and Hoquiam SEVERAL SHIPS WRECKED Liner Preside nt Madison Swerves From Mooring, Crushing Two Vessels Seattle, Wash., Oct. 22.—(API—An October storm lashing at the coast of Washington and Oregon, Monday left at least 16 dead and a huge shipping and property loss in its wake. The gales, which reached a recorded velocity of 83 miles an hour, had sub sided, but two flooded cities, damaged shipping, wrecked buildings, power and communication line tangles, debris strewn areas,—and the death list re mained. 1 i, Striking with fury shortly after daybreak Bunday, the storm swept over this region all day, subsiding only after nightfall. The waters of high tide flooded the business sections and a large part of the residential sections of both Grays harbor cities, Aberdeen and Hoquiam. With six feet of water at South Aberdeen, residents were either res cued by police in small boats, or re mained marooned until the water fell. More than half the houses in Hoquiam were flooded. At the height of the gale, the steam ship Floridan sent out SOS messages from the mouth of the Columbia, the trans-Atlantic liner President Madi son swerved from its mooring here to crush against two other vessels and sink the small steamer Harvester, and the Tacoma-Seattle boat Virginia was wrecked at Olalla, her 30 passengers being saved with difficulty. Tugs were busy Monday trying to pull the President Madison free, but It was wedged tightly. The coast guard cutter Haida was racing out of the sound to go to the Floridan, which later, however, fought its way to safety off shore, when it came upon the sinking Purse Seiner Agnes. Two men were sighted dead in the water as the Haida approached, and a third, exhausted, let go the res cue ship’s line and was lost. Two others had previously been lost, and two were saved. The known dead: Captain Bernard Thomas and four members of the crew of the small Purse Seiner Agnes, which sank off Port Townsend. Besides the captain, those lost were Leonard Torget, Leon ard Berg, Ed Peterson and Howard Anderson, all of Seattle. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Christiansen, each 45, Tacoma. Mr. and Mrs. John Dybal, operat ors of a fish trap. R. M. Johnson, Portland. Elmer Lee, 30, Bremerton. Chris Paetow, 25, Portland. Jun Yook Tung. John Reno, Seattle, Wilder Larson, Bellingham and an unidentified man. NYE GOGS TO AH) 808 LA FOLLEITE Senator Will Return to State to Resume Speaking Schedule Jamestown, N. D., Oct. 22.—(AP) —On completion of a political address here Sunday, U. S. Senator Gerald P. Nye went by airplane to Wisconsin where he will campaign in behalf of Senator Robert M. LaPoUette. Nye plans to return to North Da kota at the end of the week to re sume his speaking schedule which will take him into the western part of the state and then back into the Red River Valley. His schedule includes an address next Sunday before a Joint meeting of Fargo churches on the munitions in vestigation, and a political speech October 30 to be broadcast by radio starting at 10 p. m. from Minot. Grand Forks, Fargo and Bismarck stations. The eve of election, November 5, Nye completes his series of political addresses at Lidgerwood. In his speech here Sunday, Nye urged reelection of Congressman J. H. Sinclair and election of Thomas H. Moodle, Democratic candidate for governor. Sinclair and Gov. Ole H. Olson also spoke. Nye declared Sinclair, because of his membership on Important con gressional committees, could do more for North Dakota than any other man. Sinclair told of his long term In office, declaring that his member ship on the appropriations committee would be of great benefit to the state In aiding to bring relief to its citiz ens. PLANE WRECKAGE FOUND Melbourne, Australia, Oct. 22.—(P1 —Wreckage of an airplane found near Wilson's promontory was be lieved Monday to be part of an air ways liner missing with 10 passen gers since it left Launceston Friday tor Melbourne. It was believed the naohiiie crashed into' the sea in this vicinity. ' Offers Body For Tetj BBMp^H John C. Hawkins, 24, sentenced In Los Angeles to hang for murder, is shewn signing a document giving permission to Or. Robert E. Cor nlsh, California scientist, to attempt his -life restoration” experiment after Hawkins' execution. (AssocL ated Press Photo) STATE CONFERENCE OF SOCIAL WORKERS WILL OPEN SUNDAY Robert T. Lansdale, Washing ton Relief Official, Among Speakers Fargo, N. D., Oct. 22.—(AV-Robert T. Lansdale, administrative assistant in the federal relief administration, Washington, and outstanding per sons in social and health agencies will be speakers at the 12th annual meeting of the North Dakota state conference of social work opening in Grand Forks Sunday and continuing through Oct. 31, announces Father Vinoent T. Ryan, Fargo, president of the state conference. Sessions will continue through Oct. 31. Mr. Lansdale’s address at the opening meeting Monday night will be on “Federal Government and Re lief." “Because of the growing interest in social problems, the conference this year has been organized on a larger scale than any heretofore attempted," states Father Ryan. “In addition to Mr. Lansdale, several speakers na tionally known in the field of social service will address the sessions." Among the speakers will be W. 8. Ford, regional engineer for the FERA, who will speak on “The Place of Work in Family Rehabilitation"; Miss Loa Howard, regional case supervisor, FERA, whose subject will be “Social Aspects of the FERA”; Dr. P. W. Covington, field director of the inter national health board of the Rocke feller Foundation, talking on “Public Health Problems Today”; Miss Eula B. Butterin, director of public health nursing, University of Minnesota, who will talk on “Public Health Nurs ing Service’’; Rev. J. M. Campbell, rural life director, Ames, lowa, talk ing on rural life problems. State speakers will Include Judge A. M. Christianson, Bismarck; E. A. Willson, FERA administrator for North Dakota; Herbert Smith, Bis marck, state director for federal transient bureaus, and J. M. Gillette, head of the sociology department, University of North Dakota. The opening session of the confer ence will be Sunday night. Movntng and afternoon gatherings Monday will be taken up with FERA problems and family welfare. The Monday night meeting will be in Epworth hall with Mr. Lansdale the principle speaker. Child welfare will be covered Tues day morning with delinquency and corrections the subjects ftr Tuesday afternoon. Public health will be dis cussed Wednesday morning, and the afternoon will be devoted to needed changes in legislation and business session. The general sessions, with the ex ception of Monday evening’s meeting, will be in the council chambers of the city hall. All sessions are oneu to the public. Racketeer Shot Down, Fails to Lure Cubans New York, Oct. 22.—OP)—A broad wayite was shot to death after he had failed to lure two secret emis saries Cuba from their hotel room. The killing occurred Sunday, but Its motive still was a mystery. Po lice refused to disclose their theory on the ground that they did not wish to become "involved in an interna tional situation." Joseph Lee, 42, described by the police as a racketeer, was the killer’s victim. Captain Alberto Casanova of the Cuban navy and Dr. William Tapia, his companion and lnter pieter, were the two he could not a get to accept an invitation to go on a party with “pretty girls." N. J. PROSECUTORS CONSTRUCTING CASE AGAINST HAUPTMANN Lindbergh Suspect to Be Ar raigned on Murder Charges Wednesday TO SET TRIAL DATE LATER New Identifications Made to Show Alien Was Near Hope well March 1, 1932 Trenton. N. J., Oct. 22.—(yP)—Bruno Richard Hauptmann will be arraigned Wednesday at 11 a. m., (EST) on an indictment charging him with the murder of the Lindbergh baby. The announcement was made late Monday by Anthony M. Hauck, Hun terton county prosecutor, after a con ference with Justice Thomas W. Trenchard, Attorney General David T. Wilentz and Defense Counsel James M. Fawcett. Date for the trial of the German alien will probably be set at the time of the arraignment, Wilentz said. The attorney general added he did not know how much time might elapse after the arraignment before Haupt pmnn faces a jury. Fawcett, on arrival here for the conference, said he would prefer to have the trial delayed five or six weeks. Attorney General Wilentz called his six assistants to a conference at Trenton, to assign them their tasks in construction of the case. With the preparations of the prose cution and defense unfolding, two possibilities arose: 1. That Hauptmann would be taken to the former Lindbergh home at Hopewell, N. J., for a re-enactment of the kidnaping of Charles A. Lind bergh, Jr., and the murder with which he is charged. 2. That John Hughes Curtis, the Norfolk boat builder convicted at Flemington in 1932 of obstructing the search for the Lindbergh kidnapers, would once more enter the case. Joseph Lanigan, assistant attorney general, said the Bronx carpenter could not be removed from his cell until the start of the trial, but that permission might then be obtained to take him to the Sourland Mountain scene. Although the prosecution disclaimed any interest in Curtis as a witness, Lanigan said it was possible the de fense might seek him. During his trial, the Jury considered the pos sibility that Curtis actually knew the kidnapers and was not practicing a hoax when he took Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh on sea trips in search of his baby, who already was dead. Identification upon identification, meanwhile, were brought forward in an attempt to show that Hauptmann was in the Sourland mountain region about March 1, 1932, the time of the Lindbergh kidnaping. C. L. Lightfoot, who lives near New Brunswick, N. J., said his 15-year old son, Richard, identified Hauptmann as the man who talked to the Light foot chauffeur on a back road 10 days before the Lindbergh baby was stolen from his crib. U. S. WILL ARRAIGN WE OF WEB Mrs. Francos Robinson to Re main in Jail for Hsr Own Safety Louisville, Ky., Oct. 22.—(AP)—Mrs. Frances Robinson, Jointly indicted with her husband and his father in the Stoll kidnaping, will remain in jail for her own safety, her attorney said Monday. Arraignment of the young woman was passed until Tuesday and after wards Clem W. Huggins, her counsel, told newsmen he would make no ef fort to reduce her $50,000 bail. "She is safer in Jail," he commented. Asked what he meant, he replied she feared her fugitive husband. Thomas H. Rob inson, Jr., might return and kill her if she were free on bail. U. 8. District Attorney Thomas J. Sparks said he would ask that fed eral authorities in Nashville increase the bond of Thomas H. Robinson, Sr., to $50,000 when the indictment is ser ved on him there. He is free now on $25,000 bond. Reports from Nashville indicated the elder Robinson would contest his removal here. Search for Robinson, alleged to have been the actual abductor, was pressed throughout the midwest and in Canada. The international aspect was added to the case when Howard Rung, Fort Erie, Ont., hotel man “positively identified" a picture of Robinson as that of a man he saw last Friday. Federal agents went to Canada to arrange for a check there, especially at steamship piers. Department of Justice agents said they were taking no chances of be ing beaten to the draw should they encounter Robinson. He might shoot to kill, they believed. Death was the penalty demanded for the kidnaper by William Btoll, brother-in-law of the victim. "The law must take its course." he said, “if we are to have law and order." 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Hera are portions of two notoa figuring In tho government’s investi gations in the kidnaping ef Mrs. Alice Stoll of Louisville. Above le a note written by Mrs, Stoll while the was held captive. Accompanying the letter, for identifleatior purposes, was her wedding ring. Below Is an excerpt from e letter believed to have been written by Thomae H. Robinson, Jr„ accused In the ease, to hit father In Nashville, Tenn. (Associated Preaa Photos) ] FERA Workers Not T To Molest Snakes j North Dakota rattlesnakes can breathe easily in their dens this winter, unafraid of sudden blast ing death, as far as the FERA is concerned. Last year, in one section of the state, a federal relief project was carried out, in which dens of rat tlesnakes were blown to oblivion by charges of dynamite, lowered into dens after the snakes had “holed-in” for the cold weather. The experiment, while success ful, will not be repeated this year, Harris Robinson, chief engineer, said. COMPAUNITY CHEST DRIVE FOR SII,OOO WILLOPENTUESDAY Details of Drive Will Be Outlin ed at Meeting in War Memorial Building Final arrangements for Bismarck's Community Chest drive were com pleted Monday with the selection of team members to open the general city-wide solicitation Tuesday morn ing. Details of the campaign will be out lined to the teams at a meeting at 9:30 a. m., Tuesday morning in the dining room of the World War Me morial building. The solicitation will begin as soon as the teams have been given their Instructions. The drive will continue until the SII,OOO goal, set up by the general committee, has been reached. Members of the advance gifts soli citation teams and the teams for the solicitation of business houses hav ing headquarters out of the city have repented very encouraging returns on their part of the drive which they hope to wind up Tuesday. These two advance teams began their work last Friday. Community Chest solicitors named Monday by H. P. Goddard, secretary of the drive, are: Dr. J. O. Arnson, L. F. Bechtold, A. D. McKinnon, A. C. Brainerd, W. F. McGraw. J. L. Barth, William M. Schantz, Hugh L. Harless, C. V. Freeman, L. V. Miller, Clarence Gunness, F. E. Hedden, T. J. Galvin, Hsnry Hanson, Dr. F. B. Strauss, Obert Olson, Fired Peterson, Ed Klein, I. C. Davies, Ernest Elness, Claude Hanson, F. G. Orr, Archie Johnson, A. E. Anderson, 8. W. Ro bertson. Douglas Yeater, A 1 Elvln, G. A. Dahlen, Carol Ligon, J. W. Calhan, P. C. Bakken, M. C. Blackstun, F. A. Copelln, Bert Cross, George Dueme land, Rev. F. E. Logee, W. E. Perry. L. H. Richmond, B. O. Ward, A. E. Brink, P. E. Byrne, J. W. Guthrie, Lloyd Lillestrand, R. W. Lumry, W. J. McDonald, Harry Graunke, Rev. E. L. Jackson, Carl Olsen, J. O. Thoreson and Carl Tullberg. DENY ASSASSIN PLOT Turin, Italy, Oct. 22.— (JP) —Dr. An ton Pavelich, alleged leader of a ter rorist gang responsible for the Mar seille assassination, and his comrade. Egon Kvaternik, have Insistently denied complicity in the crime, police announced Monday. BONUS QUESTION IS MAIN ISSUE BEFORE LEGION CONVENTION Early But Not Immediate Pay ment It Plea of Senator Steiwer Miami, Fla., Oct. 22.—(d*) —Pleas for early but not immediate payment of the soldier bonus and for strong na tional defense were heard at the open ing session here Monday of the Am erican Legion’s 18th national conven tion. The meeting was called to order by National Commander Edward A. Hayes in a large amphitheater in Bayfront Park where thousands of neatly-uniformed Legionnaires gath ered in a tropical, gaily decorated set ting. Thrusting the controversial bonus question into the opening session, U. S. Senator Frederick Steiwer (Rep. Ore.), urged that action on payment of the adjusted compensation certi ficates be deferred for the present. "Disinterested and patriotic service presents a question whether this con vention should take an unequivocal stand for the immediate cash pay ment," Steiwer declared. The senator proposed that the Legion consider the advisability of “standing for early payment and ask ing only that our government meet this obligation at a time when it will result in the minimum burden to the people of the country." "A position of this kind," he said, “would increase the prestige of the Legion. There is much reason to be lieve that a demand for Immediate payment would intensify animosities and arouse an organized opposition which will make favorable action more difficult." Fast Commander Speaks The Legion’s response to the ad dresses of welcome was given by Past Commander Louis Johnson of West Virginia. A restoration of “a peaceful, pros perous country," Johnson said, “should be the goal of the American Legion. Our deliberations in the next few days should be governed by that determina tion. “With all our strength,” Johnson said, “we as Legionnaires have aided in the campaign against depression. At last, the country is coining back to normal, and the Legion can claim its share of credit. “As our country fares, so shall we faze, and with it we go onward to greater glory. Defeat is a word Am ericans do not know.” “Let us remember,” Johnson said, “that we should not plunge into a program which might retard our pro gress toward complete recovery. The watchword of the hour Is: ‘Don’t rock the boat.’ “We can be ever proud of the stand we took in our Chicago convention. We have obtained overwhelming ap proval for a program that assures ade quate protection and justice for our disabled comrades and which still im poses no unfair burden on our coun try.” At the Chicago convention, the Le gion did not seek immediate payment of the bonus, but this appears likely (Continued on Pain 4) AIR RAGE LEADERS SET OFF ON FINAL 2,176-NLE FLIGHT Col. Turner and Clyde Pang born in Third Place* 2,- 084 Miles in Rear FIRST FATALITIES OCCUR Gilman and Baines, Trailing Procession, Die in Crash in Italy Mildenhall Airdrome, Eng., Oct. 22. —(/P)—Burly C. W. A. Scott and dap per Campbell Black highballed their brilliant Red Comet into the last 2,176-mile stretch of the Melbourne air derby Monday out of Port Darwin, with two Dutchmen four hours behind them and the Americans, Turner and Pangbom, in third place. The record-smashing pacemakers, who sliced a generous two-thirds of all existing England-to-Australia speed records in two days, four hours and 22 minutes, limped into Port Darwin on only one engine but repaired it in a few haste-ridden hours and sped on toward the $50,000 prize at Melbourne. The first fatality of the air race occurred Monday when Harold D. Gil man of Great Britain and his co pilot, Baines, crashed into flames in Italy, between Soggia and Bari, ac cording to word reaching the Royal Aero club. Both were burned to death. Last to arrive at Mildenhall, they were the first to die in the great race. They had been dogged with trouble, first by a forced landing at Lyon, then hopping to Marseille where en gine trouble developed. They were racing for Rome, almost at the tail end of the procession, when the ac cident occurred. Only IS Planes Left The disaster left only 13 planes competing in the derby out of an orig inal 20. As Scott and Black hurtled onward with the finish line 2,176 miles away. K. D. Parmentier was reported going all out to overtake them. He had been nursing his motors over the long jungle, sea and desert stretches while Scott was demanding every thing his machine had. Scott limped into Port Darwin on only one motor. Half way across the rough Timor sea his port motor faded out. “I never wanted so sincerely to see Australian shores in all my life as when that port engine failed,” Scott said, reminiscing over the nightmare journey from Singapore. Col. Roscoe Turner remained an hour and 22 minutes at Singapore, stored away some ham and eggs and raced off after the leaders. “That’s too bad,” commented Tur ner on learning of Scott’s motor trou ble. “They were flying a wonderful little ship.” Not Making Predictions “I am not making any predictions,” he said when asked if he expected to overtake the Dutchmen and Scott. He intimated, however, he would try to make Port Darwin in one hop. The other American team, John H. Wright of Utica, N. Y., and John Po lando, still were at Aleppo, at 6 a. m. (EBT) with fuel line trouble. They (Continued on Page 4) MAH LIFE OF GLORIA VANDERBILT Mother of 10-Year-Old Heiress Receives Crude Note; Home It Guarded New York, Oct. 22.—UP)—The for bidding brownstone front of Mrs. Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt’s home frowned down Monday on a police guard, established after Mrs. Van derbilt received a threat against the life of her little millionairess daugh ter. “If you value the life of your child, do not fail to meet me in front of the Metropolitan theatre in Brook lyn at 10:30 p. m., Friday,” said a crude note delivered last Tuesday at the Vanderbilt home. “I witt be waiting for you. If you do not keep the appointment you will hear from me again.” Anxiously Mrs. Vanderbilt com municated with police and a guard was posted about the five-story mansion on east 72nd street, just off Fifth avenue. Not until noon Mon day did the threat become publicly known. The child Gloria is at the old Westbury, Long Island, estate of her parental aunt, Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney, with whom Mrs. Vander bilt is engaged in a court contest over custody of the 10-year old heiress. Mrs. Vanderbilt vetoed a sugges tion by police that she keep the ren dezvous, acting as a decoy to catch the writer. A policewoman took her place, powdering her nose before the theater at the appointed hour, in ac cordance with instructions. Detectives stood on all sides, ready to spring the ambush, but no one ap peared. After a four-hour vigil, the officers decided that the author of the note either had been frightened off in advance or*had become sus picious of the trapi ! Run Down in Ohio | ❖ c JhNl PRETTY BOY FLOYD ADAM RICHETTI Subject of the-most widespread manhunt since John Dillinger, Charles “Prettyboy” Floyd was wounded in a gunfight with of ficers near Wellsville, 0., Satur day while his gunman pal. Adam Richetti, was captured. Floyd is believed to be either dead or dy ing in woods near Wellsville. Po lice, aided by department of jus tice agents, are closing in. MESON SUPPORTS HOODIE CANDIDACY FOR GOVERNORSHIP Statement Sets at Rest Rumors on Attitude of Nonparti- san Leader Grand Porks. N. D., Oct. 22.—(/P) T. H. H. Thoresen, anti-Langer can didate for governor in the Republican primary last spring, announced Mon day that he will support the can didacy of Thomas Moodie for gover nor. In making the announcement. Thor esen said that he had endeavored to bring about certain changes in the conduct of the Nonpartisan League which could not be accomplished due to the concentration of power in one person. “I, therefore, feel,” he said, “that I cannot conscientiously lend my support to the further building up of this personal power.” Thoresen’s statement was a» fol lows: “Since the present campaign open ed I have given much thought to the future of our progressive organization and the welfare of the people of this state. “I am a Republican and inherently a Progressive as enunciated by the Nonpartisan League. For that rea son I have for the past several weeks endeavored to bring about certain changes in the conduct of our organ ization and the future policy for the state, which would make it reasonable for me and tho.ve who joined with me to support the Republican state ticket. I find this can not be accom plished due to the concentration of power over the organization in one person. “I, therefore, feel that I cannot conscientiously lend my support to further building up of this personal power as I believe it is detrimental to the Nonpartisan League and the future welfare of the state. I am, therefore, wholeheartedly giving my support to Tom Moodie for governor, and I ask all those who have worked with me in the past to Join with me in this support. “I have known Mr. Moodie since 1924, and I know from my own per sonal knowledge that he has fought shoulder to shoulder with us Nonpar tisans for progressive principles and candidates. He is inherently a Pro gressive. He joined in 1924 in support of the late A. G. Sorlie and has ever since been found in the ranks of the fighting Progressives. “He is a man of ability, honesty and sincerity of purpose, and I feel that he will serve our progressive cause and our state well. “This statement is made to set at rest the many conflicting rumors concerning my attitude in this cam paign” PRICE FIVE CENTS ‘PRETTY BOY'IS SHOT IN GUN BATTLE BUT ESCAPES TO WOODS Captured Confederate Is Being Questioned on Kansas City Massacre MURDER WARRANTS ISSUED Purvis Expresses Belief Desper ado Is Dead of Wounds; Hunt Continues Wellsville, 0., Oct. 22.—(TP)—Char les “Pretty Boy” Floyd, desperate western gunman, seemingly had made one of his characteristic disappear ances Monday as a posse of heavily armed officers and citizens tramped through the neighboring woods look ing for him. In the village jail here, officers re sumed their questioning of Adam Richetti. confederate of Floyd who was captured after a gun fight Sat urday from which Floyd escaped. Believed to be seriously wounded Floyd entered the woods not far from Wellsville and local officers said there was little likelihood that he had es caped this section. The posse, how ever. was unable to locate or pick up his trail. Melvin Purvis, head investigator for the department of justice in Chi cago, Monday expressed his belie! that Floyd was dead or dying in the woods where he took refuge. Coal Digger Sees Floyd Contradicting these statements o. the seriousness of Floyd's wounds was the word of a coal digger, David Ram sure, that he had seen a man re sembling Floyd walk out of the woods and attempt to get a ride on the bord ering road. Purvis waited Monday for murde: warrants from Kansa. City to serve on Richetti. On arrival here by plane Purvis asked for immediate custody of Richetti, but Chief J. H. Fultz, his captor, refused to turn over the pris oner. Both Floyd and Richetti are wanted by the law as trigger-men in the Kansas City Union Btation mas sacre of five men in June, IMS. Should Floyd be captured alive, a court fight over his custody was seen as a possibility, as there is a murder indictment pending against him in Ohio. Three years ago in April, Floyd and “Billy the Killer” Miller staged a spec tacular gun battle in Bowling Green, 0., fatally wounding Patrolman Ralph Castner. Miller was killed, but Floyd escaped. RichetU Talks Freely In his heavily-guarded cell Richetti talked freely, but denied that Floyd v:as with him Saturday. He denied participating Id th< Kansas City crime. Chief Fultz had received • cal’ that two suspicious-looking mer were lying in a ditch beside the car. With two citizens, he went to the point described. “Oh, he’s a policeman.” one of th» men said finally, “let him have it.” Both opened fire, then ran. Floyc made the road and stopped a small car. Wounded in the ankle, Chief Fultz took Richetti to jail and formed a posse. Floyd changed to the larger car of James H. Baum, but police in the neighboring city of Lisbon blocked his way. at a bridge. Turning back to Wellsville, he encountered the posse gathered by Chief Fultz anc stopped the car. Baum, at Floyd’s orders, stepped out of the car and held up his hands. The gunman opened fire from the rear window and then ran into the woods. Police have not found his trail since that time. Wanted for Jury Probe The capture of Adam Richetti, com panion of Charles (Pretty Boy) Floyd, southwest outlaw, set Kansas City legal machinery in motion to bring the man before a federal grand Jury which Monday started an investiga tion of the Union station murders here in June, 1933. Richetti and Floyd have been nameo by the government as two of the three gunmen who unloosed a stream of death which felled four officers and their federal prisoner in the Un ion station slayings. R. B. Nathan, special agent in charge of the bureau of investigation here, said a formal charge would b 6 placed against the 32-year-old Richet ti so he could be brought here to ap pear before the grand jury. The third accused killer is Verne C Miller, former South Dakota sheriff, who later was found slain near De troit. Oklahoma Vote Will Test New Deal, Nov. 6 Oklahoma City, Oct. 22.—0 P) —The New Deal—particularly federal re lief distribution—will be on the test ing block in Oklahoma Nov. 6, when the state will elect a governor anc nine representatives. “Flying squadrons” of prominent Oklahomans are covering the state with pleas for election of Rep. E. W Mar land, Ponca City oil man anc Democratic nominee for governor. Former Senator W. B. Pine, Ok mulgee, Republican nominee for gov ernor, meanwhile is attacking allegec “wasteful expenditure of relief funis’ by Democratic politicians. ILLINOIS PUBLISHER DIES Geneva, 111., Oct 22.—(AP>—Charier B. Meade, 78, publisher of the Geneva Republican for 42 years and one of the oldest newspaper publishers in the state, died at his home bqre Sunday.