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Jl’NE 11—Maximum, 101; ,rh* *“'******’ Minimum, 66. ,n* Work Is Fully sad Accurately Covered. Associated Press sad United METAL MARKETS Pres, Wire Service Brin* News ef NEW YORK. June 11 (U.R>—Cop- the World to This Paper—A Leader per 51k—514 cents a pound; sine 2.80 | For More Than a Quarter of a per pound; lead 3 cents per pound; fVntnrv J silver, June 27.55—28.00 per ounce. | _ VOL. XXVIII LAS VEGAS, CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA,SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 12, 1932 No. 142 - P. ' ' ' - . . . ■ ■ ■ ■■.—'- 11 [OBSERVATIONS Grist from the Daily Grind -Bv C. P. " ON BOARD UNION PACAFK •PACIFIC LIMITED" June 10— WASTED ENERGY There appears to be still a vas amount of wasted energy, whicl means money in the railroad busi ness in spite of the appalling re duction in the number of employes Last night starting for the Re publican National convention a Chicaga The Observer was the fiftl passenger to occpy the moderr Pullman car Shannon, Leaving Sail Lake City at 12:30 two more passen gers were added to our number. A; this car goes through to Chicago w< may pick up a few more at Ogden Nevertheless the fact remains thal this modern Pullman, weighing pro bably around fifty tons (the Pull man conductor says he has no idea how much) carried something like ten tons dead weight for every pas senger between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Which probably proves something or other. Most likely that we, the people, insist on expensive luxuries for which we are unable or un willing to pay. PULLMAN VS AUTO When one wants to travel without effort or worry, it is hard to beat a Pullman sleeper. True enough, we love the swift trips by automobile and the freedom we enjoy in taking whatever route we please. Yet trips of several hundred miles by automobile entail a certain amount of work, worry and discomfort which is missing in Pullman travel. One can't lie dow-n in a comforta ble bed and get eight hours re freshing sleep in an antomobile as The Observer did last night in the good old Pullman car Shannon. STRAWBERRY DAY We came through Pleasant urove. Utah, this morning. There they have colorful decorations on the streets and signs announcing that this is “Strawberry Day.” We re member driving through here on Strawberry Day just a year ago with Dick Miller. Strawberry Day is an annual event in this region, for the purpose of interesting the world in the fact that Utah grows vast quantities of luscious strawberries, and that the center of the industry is Pleasant Grove. We. in Las Vegas, have often re marked the fact that Utah straw berries have a luscious sweetness quite noticeably absent in the Cal ifornia berries. SAINTLY CITY At Salt Lake City our train waits fifty minutes. Getting off the train without coat, vest or hat, and wear ing slippers instead of whiles, « had the urge to prowl So we went into the station and looked again at the wonderful paintings at either end of the waiting room, one of Brigham Young and his party first viewing the Salt Lake Valley, and ar the other end. a striking picture of the ceremony of driving the golden spike at Promontory Point. Then, still feeling the urge, we walked up West Temple street to Hotel Utah, which we found crowd ed with folks here to attend the ses sions of the L. D. S. Mutual Im provement and Primary Associations at which some six thousand are ex pected. We walked about the lobby but did not see anybody from Clark county. men we went to tne organ recuai in the Tabernacle and, although the doors are closed during the re cital, we found means of slipping out in time to walk back to the train and have ' four minutes to spare. For the information of others travelling this way, the taxi charge for taking you around during the train stop is $1.25. I find one can walk a long way and see quite a lot of Salt Lake City in thirty min utes if he desires without paying $1.25 for the privilege. And one needs the exercise when traveling by train. LADY MOOCHER My visit of fifty minutes in Salt Lake City cost me ten centos. That I gave to a “lady moocher" who asked if I would help her to “a meal or a sandwich, or sumpin,” So I gave her a dime and she said “tenks" as she wiped her nose on her sleeve. And so wre find the depression has developed new varieties of misery with which we previously were not in contact. PLANE FLIGHT HERE DELAYED Second Lieutenants Murray, Morse and Bruyer, March field fly ers, who have entertained Las Ve gas with their daredevil stunting over the city, flew yesterday on a trip over the Grand Canyon, re turning late in the afternoon for another stunting exhibition in the western sky. Plans of the Las Vegas and Boul der City reserve officers organiza tion to secure several bombers from March field were dropped yester day when a wire wras received noti fying the local organization that the huge ships would be unable to visit Las Vegas. The reserve officers had planned to have the planes here for the purpose of taking members of the local organization for pleasure flights over the city. PUBLISHER HERE Vail M. Pittman, publisher of tht Ely Daily Times, was in Las Vega: yesterday to inspect his ranch here 3RD MAN HELD IN LINDY CASE ******* ******* " ” “ ******* GRANT AND ZELLER WIN POSTS m-m i HEAD OF LEGION After a heavy three day session of business, Nevada's Legionnaires were leaving last night and this morning for their homes, loud in their praises of Las Vegas and Boulder City hospitality. The final session, yesterday aft ernoon, was the longest and most lively of any business meeting of the delegates, and resulted in the election, through unanimous ap proval of the selections of the nom inations committee, of the follow ing officers for the coming year. NEW OFFICERS Department commander, Francis A. Riordan, of Ely; first vice com mander, Arnold Millard, Carson City; second vice president, James Hicks, Hawthorne; chaplain. Rev. Peck. Ely; finance officer, Frank M. Zeller, Boulder City; historian, Charles Priest, Oar sen City; na tional executive committeeman, A. C. Grant, Las Vegas, and alternate. E. K. Smith, Lovelock. Immediately after their election, the new -officers of the department were installed by Past Department Commander J. G. Scrugham, and the gavel turned-over to Riordan. His first official action as the new leader was to read a telegram from the then Past Commander Roy Perssons, and to request a stand ing half minute of silence in trib ute to the work of Perssons of tile department for the past year. From the rostrum. Riordan call ed for a meeting of several com mitteemen for later in the evening, to appoint the department adju tant. BOULDER WINS TROPHY Last of the trophies awarded to various posts for their activities during their convention was the trophy donated by Past Command er J. G. Scrugham for the post best represented in the parade, and the best appearing post. The honor on both was awarded to Boulder City Post 31. Before the presentation, a resolution was made and adopted suggesting that the trophy be call ed the Scrugham trophy. Com mander Skinner of the Boulder City post accepted the trophy in be half of his post. First order of business in the afternoon, and last, session of the convention was the selection of the delegates for the 1933 Portland convention, and their alternates. Then will be, E. F. Dunleavy, Aus tin. and D. M. Buckingham, Haw thorne, alternate; Archie Pozzi, Carson City, and Morley Griswold, Reno, alternate; H. T. McSherry, Reno, and George E. Nye, Yering ton, alternate; A. E. Cahlan, Las Vegas, and Vern Bursh, Sparks, al ternate; A. M. Lamberty, Elko, and | Harry Somers, alternate; R. F. Skinner, Boulder City, and Willard Smith, Caliente, alternate. FAVOR BONUS PAYMENT Following the selection of the delegates for the coming national j convention, the Las Vegas i*eet ing entertained the report of the resolutions committee. One on the heels of the other, t the meeting unanimously approved a resolution in favor of going on record in support of immediate pay ment of the adjusted compensa tion certificates, the $5,000,000 pros perity loan, granting of the full Hoover dam appropriations bill, and (Continued on rag« Etehti MINERS ENJOY HOME COMFORT; AWAIT RESCUE PARK CITY. «Jtah. June 11— <U.R>—The comforts of home were enjoyed today by six miners en tombed for 30 hours in a tunnel of the Silver King Western mine. In the meantime rescue crews dug away steadily at the barrier of soggy earth only to see furth er cave-ins erase their progress. There is little danger The six men—William O’Neil, shift boss; Gilbert Carter, Clair Smith, Clark Bennett, George Potter and Mike Ruby—were trapped Fri day shortly after they began work. Rescue crews penetrated the muddy wall with pipes to drain off underground water. Other pipes were driven into supply fresh air. Still more were used as conduits for food and drink. Inside the tunnel, the men have connected electric heaters and are comfortable. They arc patiently awaiting their rescue. GOLDlNMJ PUNS SIFT! By BOB SHERIDAN Special to The Age GOLDRANGE. Nev., June 11. — Goldrange is the scene of great activity these days. The townsite itself nestles in the center of a natural amphitheatre surrounded by rugged hills. Homes are spring ing up over night and still going strong at the present writing. The streets are surveyed and the lots are staked in preparation for the coming campaign. Arrangements are being made to have water piped to the properay. Chas. F. Pugh ana his associates have water piped to the property, sinking of a shaft, the site of which is to be determined by the reports of the company's prospec tors now in the field. Speaking as a layman and basing our comment on the history and development of famous mining camps of the past, we cannot help but feel that Goldrange is destined to experience one of the big booms. Again drawing on what is common knowledge to mining men., Gold field's basic wealth was discovered in a structure called "lower rhyo lite" and extended over an area of three square miles, while Gold range, showing the same identical formation, covers thirty square miles. Goldrange is ideally located, being ,at an altitude of 6,400 feet, and blessed with an abundance of cedar and pine trees. Pres. Lous W. Cramer and Hugh A. Shamberger, vice president and general manager of the Goldrange Standard Mining Co., started sink ing their first shaft Monday on their U. S. standard property in the Goldrange district. They estab lished a contact at the convergence of two veins running north and south and east and west. The pres ence of silisified rhyolite and quartz J together with the mineralization' already present in the contact merely bears out Cramer's geologi cal conclusion that an ore body exists at depth at the junction of these veins. Their objective is j 250 feet or more. | The Goldrange Standard Mining Co. is incorporated under the state ^ laws of Nevada. | Mr. and Mrs. W. E.fcFerron and i daughters returned to this city on J Thursday evening from Los Angeles where they spent several days on a combined business and pleasure trip. Charges Against Gaston Means Will Be Placed In Hands Of Jury Monday -• WASHINGTON. June 11 — <U.R>— Charges against Gaston B. Means, of embezzling $100,000 from Mrs.j i Evalyn Walsh McLean with a prom i ise to return the kidnaped Lind*I ' bergh baby will be placed in the: hands of a jury Monday. The former department of justice inves tigator faces a jail sentence of from 10 to 20 years if found guilty. Attorneys today argued technical points. Monday they will summar ize their arguments before a jury of 11 men and one woman. BUNKS OF VETS MADE WASHINGTON, June 11 —(U.R)— With its ranks swelling hourly, the bonus expeditionary force expects to have 15,000 men here Monday when the house votes on whether it shall consider the Patman bill for immediate payment of the $2,000, 000,000 soldiers bonus. Walter W. Waters, commander, and other leaders predicted 50000 men would be here soon, and word was sent out to all cities on the eastern seaboard to send reinforce ments. BONUS PLANKS Leaders of the demonstration to night decided to send delegates to the Republican and Democratic na tional conventions in Chicago for a “pay the bonus" plank in each party platform. While their presence would be ostensibly to urge a plank in one of the party platforms guaranteeing payment of the bonus, the move ment would actually be more for the purpose of bringing pressure on congress. Officials of the camp discredited reports that a large quantity of ex plosives had ben found in the bed tick of one of the veterans of the Anacostia camp. Captain Sydney J. Marks of the District of Columbia police denied he had heard of the find, but at police headquarters it was established that an investiga tion was being made though no one would discuss it. The explosive was said to consist of two and one half sticks of dyna mite, six denotating caps, and 50 feet of fuse. ucuuci a ui Lxxt? uuxiu^> uxinj aaxu they had their own investigators on the case, but that so far they had been able to find only rumors. An elaborate espionage system is main tained throughout the organization, and.leaders are confident that if the explosive was actually found they wilt discover the owner. BECOMING PROBLEM Warning that the bonus army may become a problem too great for local police was given by Police Chief Pehlam Glassford. who said that if the army continues to grow the federal government may have to asume ‘'control.” Thus far no help or recognition of the bonus army's existence has come from official sources. Secretary or War Hurley was appealed to by Glassford to furnish the men, sleep ing largely in the open, with pup tents. Hurley refused. The situation at the camps was emphasized today by Police Captain Marks, who said that in a heavy rain, the Acostia flats, all filled ground, are frequently flooded six inches deep. Most of the veterans sleep on the ground. GOES TO CHAIR BECAUSE PIES TOO INFREQUENT OKLAHOMA CITY. June 11— (U.R>—Ira J. Alder, who said he killed his brother-in-law and his brother-in-law’s wife "because they wouldn't ccok enough pie" must die in the electric chair, the criminal court of appeals ruled j today. Alder was convicted of the murder of Mrs. Nora McDonald, wife of his brother-in-law. It also was charged that ho murder ed her husband, Tom McDonald, and attempted to murder his own wife. His only explanation was that they wouldn't cook all the pie he wanted. The defense contended that such an explanation showed in sanity, and sought a modifica tion of the sentence. The appell ate court denied the plea. August 19 was set for the exe cution. With the major interest in the Legion convention centered around the activities of the men, the Le gion Auxiliary quietly and efficient ly conducted their portion of the assembly, ending with the election of officers for the coming year, and were immediately waited upon by a committee representing the new officers of the Legion at the close of the official sessions of both or ganizations. Mary Reed of Lovelock was elected department president, with Ethel Davis of Elko elected vice president. Other selections made yesterday were Tillie Blood, Las Ve gas, national committewoman; Mrs. Conunors, Fallon, alternate; Effie Deadrich, Las Vegas, treasurer; Dorothy Deckleman, Ely, historian; rauia riaas, jsouiaer uny, sergeant at-arms; Marie Gildner, Las Vegas, president of district 2; Ruth Gal legher, Elko, president of district 3; and Mrs. West, Hawthorne, pres ident of district 4. There was no representation from Washoe coun ty, district 1, so there was no se lection of a president of that dis trict at the convention. Mrs. Blood, as national comrnit teewoman, will attend the 1933 con vention, as will the delegates elect ed yesterday, though their names were not available at a late hour last night. L.V. DRUM CORPS NOW “OFFICIAL” Las Vegas Post 8' crack drum and bugle corps, under the baton of Don Borax, was selected as the official Nevada department drum and bugle corps for the coming year, at yesterday’s morning ses sion of the convention. The corps has been practicing constantly, and has been the fea ture of every parade held in Las Vegas for some time past. 185 EX-SOLDIERS SIGN HERE FOR CAPITAL BONUS MARCH - jv Already under the stern discipline of a hard boiled top-kick. Las Ve gas’ contingent of bonus marchers will leave here tonight, bound for Washington, according to plans formulated last night at their meet ing. With another meeting scheduled for this morning, more than 185 men were signed up to make the long trek last night, including the aforementioned top sergeant and Dr. A. Corfora. said to be licensed to practice medicine in Nevada, who will provide his services for the marchers. Kirk Ambrose and John Capp. both of whom enlisted from Las Vegas at the start of hostilities, and who are now unemployed, have been elected secretary and record ing secretary of the group. Speedy solutions of minor prob lems is evidently a characteristic of the local group, if the manner in which a bugle was secured is any criterion. A squad was sent out to round up the musical instrument, and- they returned within the hour with the horn. Transportation is the major prob lem at this late hour, as more mem bers have signed up to make the trip than can be accommodated in the cars available. Leaders of the movement are asking any unem ployed veteran with a car to join for the trip, and thus help the others. A proposal was made to at tempt to secure transportation to the Utah state line in state vehicles, the success of which was not known last night. NOT ESGOfiTOF SUICIDE GIRL .ALPINE, N. J.. June 11. flJ.R'-The Lindbergh kidnaping inquiry took another bizarre turn late today when poilce discovered that they were questioning the wrong man in their attempt to link the suicide of nerve-wracked Violet Sharpe with the abduction and murder of Char les Augustus Lindbergh, Jr. BRINKERT HELD Although Ernest Brinkert. White j Plains. N. Y., taxi driver, was still | held at the Alpine headquarters of | the inquiry, Poilce Inspector Harry Walsh announced that another Er nest—one Ernest Miller of Closter.1 N. J., was the man who accom-1 panied Miss Sharpe on a tour of I ’ road houses on the night the babv 1 was stolen. Walsh, who had spent the day | questioning Brinkert. seemed con- ! fused by the discovery. “I still cannot get away from two important points,” he said. I "First, why did Violet Sharpe choose to be untruthful about her move ments on the night of the kidnap ing; and, second, why did her sis ter make reservations to sail for Europe just before the kidnaping and then sail shortly afterward?” WRONG MAN Miss Sharpe, a servant, commit- j ted suicide Friday at the home of I Mrs. Dwight W. Morrow. Col. Lind bergh's mother-in-law. while police were waiting to question her. Twen ty-four hours before she had point ed out a picture of Brinkert as the man with whom she had gone j to road houses on the night of the kidnaping. The revelation that Miller and not Brinkert was the maid serv ant’s companion on that night came through information supplied by Septimus Banks, the Morrow’s Eng lish butler. Banks was questioned here yes terday and said he knew Miss Sharpe, it was his opinion that she had at least one date with "Ernie" Miller, of Closter, near Hopewell. Miller was promptly brought in. To the amazement of Inspector Walsh, he admitted readily that he had been w’ith Miss Sharpe on the night of March 1. He named i the roadhouses they visited to gether and ihs descirption checked with the story told by Miss Sharpe theday before she drank poison. STRAIGHT STORY I Miller is about 23 years old. Walsh said his story was straightforward ! and appeared to "have no holes in it.” As soon as he had completed his ! account he was released. But Brinkert, the suspect police : were pressing for a confession of guilty knowledge in the case was not released. Police said they were not satisfied with his alibi, although now for the first time they believ ed his declaration that he did not know Miss Sharpe or her sister, Eda (or Emily). Brinkert was brought here today after his arrest last night at New' Rochelle. N. Y. He has a police record and formerly operated a tax icab company in White Plains, near I New Rochelle. A card from his concern was found among Miss Sharpe's effects at the Morrow home. AKRON SPEEDS EAST TOWARD HOME HANGAR PHOENIX, Ariz., June 11 <U.R> —Making good time through the windless desert night, the navy dirigible Akron passed over Phoenix at exactly midnight to night. The big craft had traversed the 150 air miles between Yuma and Phoenix in two hours flat. Hundreds of residents throng ed roof tops to see the big ship as it floated low over the city, its red and white riding lights blinking a greeting. Leaving Phoenix, the \kron headed south over the lighted air ways route through Tucson and eastward tiward El Paso. The Akron is enroute from Sunnyvale naval base. Cal., to its home port at Lakehurst, N. J. For the purpose of selecting a new county central committee and delegates to the state convention at Carson City, Republicans will con vene Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock in the courthouse. Precinct delegates are: Precinct No. 1: R. W. Martin, Frank McNamee, Jr.. John Beville, ivu > ivi i ui 110 n ui til) m iwiaiu ovyui Paul Warner, Earl Rockwell, L. A. Woitishek. Precinct No. 2: E. W. Griffith. Dave Holland, Guy Baker. M. W. Willis, F. R. Mildren, S. Gene Parks. John Bevelton. Precinct No. 3: O. K. Adcock, A. Corradetti, C. C. Ronnow, A. D. Henricksen. A. Johnson, Phil* Bet telheim. Precinct No. 4: A. H. Harrington, Earl Honrath, Thomas O. Harland. Ted Morris, William G. Morse. Precinct No. 5: J. F. Hesse, W. R. Bracken, O. J. Smith, K. O. Knudson. Leo A. McNamee. W. E. Ferron, C. E. Pembroke, Florence S. Boyer, J. W. Wilson. Precinct No. 6: F. A. Stevens. John Cahlan, Frank Wait, Leland Ronnow, C. P. Squires, A. W. Ham, Art Harris, Herb Krouse, Will Beckley, M. E. Ward. Russell Squires, E. A. Stinson. Precinct No. 7: Harold Case, R. B. Griffith, George D. Clark, Tom Sager, I. S. Thompson, C. D. Breeze, Leonard Blood, W. J. Flow ers, H. P. Marble. Precint No. 8: A. S. Henderson, F. M. Ferguson, A. L. Drew, LaMar Foremaster, Harve Perry, Andy Rafael. Precinct No. 9: C. V. Gilbert, H. C. Hansen. Claude Curran, Roy Neagle, J. T. McWilliams. E. Mann, Russell Morgan. Reese Morgan. LEGION HAT, ICE PICK, KEY FOUND ON MYSTERY MAN j Thomas S. Johnson, who claims he is a Colorado stockman passing through Las Vegas with two car loads of hogs, was arrested last night in a downtown hotel, while allegedly searching for a “famous room 210.” He had in his possession an ice j pick, a flashlight, a key to the fa- j mous “room 210,” and a hat be-! longing to a prominent Boulder j City Legionnaire. Lad Wanted To See Ocean, Poses As Dog Catcher And Runs Away, Caught LOS ANGELES, June 11 —(U.R)—; Wayne Bowman, 12, who told police he was the ‘'official dog catcher"! of Shelly. Idaho, was captured here: today and officials attempted to get in touch with the boy’s relatives. ^ I "I just wanted to have a look at i the Pacific Ocean so I hitch-hiked, down here," said the "official dog catcher.” Young Bowman claimed he re ceived 50 cents a head for catching the stray Idaho dogs. He also claimed that his aunt Genevieve Sorenson, lives in Long Beach, Cal. j HAUSNER SAFE BOAT.V.S. LANDS END. Eng., June 12 — Sunday)— (U.R) — Stanislaus F. Hausner, Polish trans-Atlantic flier, has been picked up at sea by the tanker Circe ShelL the Lands End radio station was ad vised by radio early today. Hausner, attempting to fly the 4,350 miles from New York to War saw, Poland, was said to have been rescued by the ship after being forced down about 600 miles from the coast of France. OFF SPANISH COAST LONDON. —June 12 (Sunday)— (U.R)—Stanislaus F. Hausner. forced down on a daring attempt to fly the Atlantic alone from New York to Warsaw, has been picked up by the 3. S. C-ivo (Shell,' a British tanker, after a week of tossing on a derelict plane in the Atlantic. Hausner, who started from New York on Friday, June 3, on his way to Poland, was forced down about 650 miles from the coast or spam after flying through adverse weath er conditions from New Foundland. Captain Wilson, master of the Circeshell, sent the following wire les message to the United Press in London early today: “Stanislaus F. Hausner rescued from red Bellanca monoplane No. 7085, at 10 p.m. Greenwich time <4 p.m. EST) latitude 42.041 north, longitude 20.004 west. Monoplane made forced landing at 9 p.m. G.M.T., June 3 Darkness prevented salvage of plane. Airman proceeding with vessel to New Or leans. Due to arrive June 27. Inform Mrs. Hausner, 147. Terhune Ave.. Jersey City, N. J. Airman exhausted but uninjured." MAIDEN VOYAGE NEW ORLEANS, June 11 (U.R>— The Circe Shell, British tanker, which rescued the missing airman Stanislaus F. Hausner at sea, is bound on her maiden voyage to Am erica, officials of the Dutch Shell corporation announced here tonight. me vessel is a new type motor ship, with a crew of 45 men, accord ing to records available here. It carries 100,000 barrels of oil. Company officials said the Circe Shell might make a stop at either the Azores islands, Key West, Fla., New Orleans, or Houston, Texas. FRIENDS ELATED NEWARK, N. J„ June 11 CU.R)— The Rev. Pauls Knappek, pastor of St. Casimir's Polish Catholic church, was overjoyed when he received a report from the United Press to night that Stanislaus Hausner. miss ing on a flight over the Atlantic to Warsaw ( had been pickeu up at sea. •'This is wonderful news." the priest said. "The parishoners and friends of Stanislaus have been praying for his safety1 and their prayers have been answered." Father Knappek is a friend of both Hausner and his wife. He blessed the Bellanca plane in which Hausner left Floyd Bennett airport, Brooklyn, on June 3 on what he in tended to be a non-stop flight to his native Warsaw. Hausner started out originally on May 29, but was forced back by un favorable weather after six hours. He had been unreported since his takeoff Friday. SUMMER SCHOOL OPENS IN VEGAS Two Dominican Sisters have ar rived in Las Vegas to conduct a religious vacation school here. Classes of instruction in religious study, art work and hand craft will be taught. The school, which is to be held in the kindergarten build ing of the grammar school, is open to children of all ages. No tui tion will be charged. Classes will open at 9 and close at 11:30 each morning except Sat urday during the summer. Applica tions are to be made at the rectory of St. Joan of Arc Catholic church on South Second street.