LINDY CASE GIRL
(Continued Irom Page One)
morrow for comparison with the
ransom and the Jafsic notes." He
said "we have nothin'; to indtcate a
connection between Harry Fleisch
er and Br.nkert." Fleischer, a De
tru.t gangster, surrendered in De
troit this week after being wanted
lor several weeks for questioning in
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ENGLEWOOD N. J. June 10 (U P
—Violet Sharpe, a servant in the
household of Mrs. Dwight W. Mor
row. committed suicide today "with
guilty knowledge of the Lindbergh
kidnaping." according to the New
Jersey Slate Police
Faced with an impending police
inquisition into her movements on
the night of March 1. when the kid
naping was accomplished, the 29
vear old woman drank a solution of
cyanide of potassium and dropped
dead in the pantry of the Morrow
She had identified Ernest Brink -
ert. a taxicab driver, "whose pre
sent whereabouts are unknown." as
her companion on the night in,
In a statement issued shortly aft
er discovery of the latest sensa
tion in the chain of astounding
events ’hat beean with ‘he n'eht of
the kidnaping. Col. H. Neman
Schwartzkopf. superintendent o i
state police made it p.r.ln that Miss
Shame was under direct suspicion.
During the hours from the time
Betty Gow. the child's nurse, put
Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. to bed in
the Hopewell home, until his empty
crib was discotcred by the horror
stricken family. Miss Sharp was
absent from the Morrow home.
"TWO MEN AND WOMAN"
With her. during those hours,
were "two men and a woman,"
whom Miss Sharp was "unable to
identify" in her earlier discussions
with the police.
But there were conflictng state
ments. Her first denial that she,
knew the identity of her compan
ions was shaken later by the ad-.
mission that she could describe at j
least one of them
She admitted, subsequently, that
she had received a telephone call!
from the man who invited her out,
that evening, at 1 p.m. on March l.|
"Of all the servants, she alone
had been unable to clear herself of.
suspicion." Col. Schwartzkopf said.
For weeks, while Miss Sharpe's i
name was kept liom the press and
public, and while . ~r continually!
pleaded that she was not in fit
condition to be interviewed, ihe
police constantly return*! to her,
possible connection with the case.
Early attempts to get her com
plete story weie m! with stubborn
insistence that she could not talk
because she had recently undergone
a tonsil operation.
F.nally, after being shown a num-,
ber of photographs, she identified
Brinkert as her companion. Brink- j
ert, who lives in White Plains, is
being sought by the police.
Nervous throughout the investi
gation, Miss Sharps fears appar
ently becama magnified after she
had given Brinkert's n-wr ? to the
police. Attempts to interview her
had been coupled with fears that
she might be subject to a nervous
breakdown, and it was arranged
CHICAGO. June 10 (UP—A syn
thetlc battle over tne merits of pro
hibition between Dr Scott McBride
and Fred O. Clark gave a taste to
night of what is to come at the
Republican national convention
Dr. McBride, the Anti - Saloon
league supcrintenGent, spoke on the
benefits of the liquor laws at the
Third Presbyterian church Clark,
the dynamic young president of the
Crusaders, militant anti-prohibition
organization, listened in. with the
Asked Mr. McBride: "What con
structive substitute for the 18th
amendment have the wets to offer
as a solution of the liquor prob
Replied Clark: "Remove private
profit from the liquor traffic and
for the first time in our history let
society control liquor and end the
days of liquor controlling society."
Said Mr. McBride: "Conditions
during these days of depression
would be very much worse if drunk
enness and rioting were added to
unemployment and poverty by the
legal sale of liquor."
Retorted Clark: "Police records
Df drunkenness arrests in Philadel
phia. Detroit. Cleveland. Atlanta.
Chicago and other metropolitan
centers show that intoxication has
increased from 35 to 300 per cent
under prohibition. Whatever good
prohibition has done in small towns
has been wiped out in increased
drinking in metropolitan areas."
"Continued Dr. McBride: "After
all. a repeal candidate for presi
dent would be a liquor candidate.
A repeal plank would be a liquor
Said Clark: "A repeal plank would
not mean a liquor candidate any
more than a dry plank means a
bootleg liquor plank."
Added Dr. McBride: "A repeal
plank in the national Republican
party platform would be a colossal
blunder. Constitutional prohibition
is a non-partisan issue relative to
which neither party can wisely
take a partisan stand."
that at any subsequent interviews, a
physician would be present.
Accordingly, when it was decided
today to take her to the state police
headquarters at Alpine. N. J., for
questioning, a physician had been
summoned, to be present at the in
Miss Sharp was notified through
Mrs. Morrow to hold herself in
readiness, and a group of police
officers was ordered to accompany
her from Englewood to Alpine.
The pol.ee orders were issued this
morning. At noon the young wo
man went to her room. Shortly aft
erwards she staggered out and
reached the pantry, where she fell,
dying, ana without—so far as the
police have been able to ascertain—
making any statement. . .
Brinkert was captured late yes
terday by a private citizen at
Trenton, N. J.. v.no was just read
ing a newspaper description of the
man when Brinkert attempted to
take his car from a parking lot.
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| EARTHQUAKE ROCKS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
One of the most severe earthquakes California had felt in many years appeared to center at Eureka. ,
."00 miles north of -San Francisco, on the coast. There Mrs. McCutcheon. 25, was killed when a
bi<.-k chimney crashed through a roof, and her husband incurred some broken bones. The above
reene shows debris shaken down by the tremor. Sirs. McCutcheon and hrr husband appear in the
inset. The quake was felt for 250 miles along the coast, and extended as far inland as Yreka, Cailf.,
and Koscburg, Ore.
(Continued From P»t<j One>
ing a dog-fight in the sky. simulat
ing actual sky warfare at speeds
of 300 miles an hour.
Fireworks, brightly colored flares,
and the blare of bands characteriz
ed the long parade shortly after
dark as it marched briskly from
Main to Fifth streets along Fre
The parade was led by the Boul
der City band, followed by several
groups of marchers from the vari
ous posts. Then came a large tour
ing car. in the back of which Mary
"Tommy" Lindsay Queen of tee
Convention, was enthroned with her
The marchers, all carrying color
ful flares, were followed by a long
stream of automobiles, three abreast
and all full of delegates from the
many posts participating in the
Following the parade, the tired
marchers went to their quarters to
prepare for the big dinner dance
at the Meadows, which capped the
social activities of the day.
At the morning meeting, Roy L.
Cook, national vice commander of
the Legion, spoke at length on the
aims and accomplishments of the
American Legion, to the assembled
Saying that the Legion and the
Auxiliary must never forget their
duties to members and the people
of America. Cook dwelt upon the
responsibility of the organization
to America’s ex-service men, say
"It is easy to cheer the depart
ing soldiers, marching away to the
none of martial music, with the
bands playing and flags waving
It is easy to cheer the heroes when
they return after successfully car
rying on their campaign; and it i
also easy to forget. But the Ameri
can Legion and Auxiliary must nev- ,
“We are also charged with the
welfare ol the orphans and depend
ent children of those who gave
their lives in the great war, and
we are carrying on to the end that
because they were the children of
a patriot they should not be de
nied the same opportunity as those
whose fathers were spared. It was
for this nation and principles whiqh
we believe God would approve that
their fathers gave their lives, and
we are working everlastingly in
“We believe further that there is
little difference whether men are
struck down by gas or machine
guns and those struck down by un
employment. And we are extending
a helping hand to those millions
who are unemployed. We have re
turned over 900.000 men to work
in our national unemployment
campaign, and with our 10,600 posts
still firing away along this front,
we are confident of reaching our
goal of a million."
The many speeches of welcome
to the visiting delegates were an
swered by E. C. Mulcahy of Sparks,
judge advocate of the Nevada de
partment. His talk was followed
by Lt. Gov. Morle.v Griswold, repre
senting Governor Balzar. who was
unable to attend the convention.
Today's program follows:
Saturday, June 11.
9:30 A. M.—Reconvene.
Legislative (permanent), Arnold
Junior Legion Organization, Vern
Oilicial Department Uniforms, W.
1932 Portland National Conven
tion, E. O. Kaiser.
Auditing Committee, F. M. Zellar.
Finance Committee, B. G. Mc
Next Meeting Place, Ellis J. Fol
Constitution and By-Laws, E. C.
Grievance, F. E. Dunleavy.
Nominations, Harold Bellinger.
Dining and Dancing
Delegates to National Conven- |
i tion. Scott B Harrington.
Resolution. E. H. Ward.
Adjournment 12 M.
Luncheon American Legion Aux
1:30 P. M.—Reconvene.
Election of Department Officers.
Good of the Legion .
Installation of Officers by the
Executive Committee Meeting. j
9. P. M —Convention Ball. Lorcn
zi Resort. Ford V-8 given away.'
Grand march 10 p. m.. led by Com
innnder A. R. Thompson and Con
Saturday, June 11
9:30 A. M.—Call to order.
Re;»rt cf Department President,
secretary, treasurer, historian, na
tional committee woman and dis
Report of department committee
Report bf resolutions, auditing. |
ccurtesies and finance committee
WASHINGTON. June 10 — <U.R>—
Education affords negroes an op
portunity to overcome “a handicap
for which they were not responsi
ble." President Hoover told the Ho
ward university graduating class to
day in urging them to lead their
"It is vital in a democracy that
the public opinion upon which it
rests shall be an informed and ed
ucated opinion." the President said.
"The negro race comprises 10 per
cent of our population, and unless
1:30 P. M.—Reconvene.
Awarding of trophies and awards.
Election of officers, district presi
dents and delegates.
Installation of officers.
Introduction of new department
commander and national committee
Retirement of Colors.
Singing "Star Spangled Banner.”
Meeting of new executive board.
Branding with nn iron oner was
tlie penalty for horse stealing in
Overton county. Tennessee.
The longest line that car he
drawn across Ohio is from east to
west. 225 miles.
Princeton. Ini., has had tw'o
Rhodes scholars in the last ten
One hundred milligrams of ra
dium added to the supply at the
university of Michigan cost $7,000.
Eleven state - wide organizations
Indiana are seeking to bring about
tax reforms of various kinds.
A flying club limited to news
papermen has been formed in Eng
this 10 per cent is developed pro
portionately with the rest of the
population, it can not pull its prop
er strength at the oars of our
pressing problems of democracy.”
This development, Mr. Hoover
said, required trained leadership
which he understood was the func
tion of Howard university.
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