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MT. VERNON) 0., TRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1921-No, 50
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TELLS STORY OF
CLAIM AGAINST
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Mrs; Emma Burkett Tells of
Suit Filed Against Estate
Of Roosevelt
Claims To Have Put Up The
,Sum of $69,900; Tells
Her Story Today
By Associated Press to The Banner!
HILLSDALE, lnd., Juno 23 Mrs.
Emma Htchurdson Burkett, who has
Mud a claim for $69,900 against the
estate of the late Theodore Itooso'
velt to collect a no to which she says
the former president endorsed, today
told tho story of tho mysterious finan
cial transaction.
Mca. Burgett claims she met Roose
velt and a man introduced as Charles
J. Shunson, who sho believed was a
former Rough Rider, in a Chicago of
flco building during tho Republican
national convention of 1912, and there
olaned the money to Shunson on his
note, backed by the tormor presi
dent's signature.
Her story camo after sho had boon
told attorneys for the estate charac
terized tho former president's signa
ture to tho alleged note a forgery. Ac
cording to Mrs. Burkett sho resided
at Danville, 111., when tho alleged
loan was made. An uncle, Henry
Richardson, a miner, had loft a will
providing" that Mrs. Burkott should
take charge of his money, $69,900, and
turn over tho interost to his daugh
ter. -
Mrs. Burkett declared that sho ex
peced soon to receive 'a message to
go to Cincinnati to seo Mrs. Alice
Longsworth, tho former president's
daughter, but would not reveal the
purpose of tho contemplated trip.
Mrs. Burkott scouted that she had
been duped by a clever confidence
man, pcslng as tho former prosident.
"I know Col. Roosevelt too well for
them to fool me'jhe said. "I had
hoard him spoaland had shaken
hands with him a half dozen times."
Mrs. Burkott said that Shunson,
who had made Interest payments on
tho note, had not boon heard from
since ho wont to France in 1917.
Statement Issued Today By
N.
Attorneys For Warden
Thomas
By Associated Press to The Baaaer
COLUMBUS, 0., Juno 23 A state
ment issued today by attorneys for
Warden Thomas in the legislative in
vestigation of conditions at the peni
tentiary asserts that "the testimony
so far shows that real need of tho Lon
don prison farm as planned and sub
stantiates the declaration made time
and timo again by Warden Thomas
that adequate appropriations should
be made to remedy conditions at the
prosont penitentiary."
The committee plans to recess this
afternoon until next Monday.
fBy Associated Press to The Bannon
DENVER, Juno 23 The convention
of tho American Federation ot Labor
today voted down a proposal calling
for an amendment to tho constitution
ot tho United States taking the pow
ers of declaring war from congress
-and placing it in tho hands ot the peo
ple, through referendum voto.
FINGER MASHED
Joseph Bunns, employed on tho
Stuto road, had tho first flngpr of his
right hand -badly mashod Wednesday
atterVioon. Ho was attended by a lo
cal physiclnn.
PRESIDENT
PR1S0NFAHM
BADLY NEEDED
RESOLUTION IS
VOTED DIN
TIME GMITED TO
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Directors and Creditors Hold
Conference With Securi
ties Commissioner
It was learned today upon unim
peachable authority that a meeting of
the members of the pew board of di
rectors of the Knox Tire & Rubber
Co., of this city, representatives of all
the creditors of the company and the
state commissioner of securities was
hold Wednesday In Columbus at the
office of the state commissioner.
The condition and prospects ot the
company since tho recent organiza
tion at tho annual meeting held Juno
14 in this city wore reviewed and dis
cussed at length. It is understood
that tho creditors agreed to a propos
al to allow what time may bo neces
sary to furthor finance tho company
and to get it in operation.
From the commissioner a promise
was socured to approve a plan to bond
the company to secure the finances
needed to start actlvo operations
when that plan is presented to him
with the approval of the stockholders
of the company.
While many rumors havo boen cur
rent since tho annual meeting this is
tho first information of a definite and
authoritatlvo nature that haB been re
ceived. It seems to offer a solution
to a situation that was giving many
who have invested their means in the
company no little concern.
CO. FAIR 6MDS
I
Several horsemen arrived at the
fair grounds yesterday with their
horses preparatory to tho race meet
ing next week, Juno 59, 30 and July
1st.
Slim Wilson ot Rlchwood, Ohio,
camo in with two pacers Olive R.
2:11 and Montho 2:19. These two
horses aro well known locally as they
were trained over tho local track last
year by Billy Magers and were raced
several times in tho matinees.
Tho roses belonging to I. N. Wood
cox of Plqua, Ohio, arrived during tho
night. They aro: Charlie C. groen
pacer, and tho trotter Banker Blngen
2:16.
Another truck arrived with racing
paraphernalia and the truck driver
stated that the horses would arrive
any time by train.
Bill Is Introduced In The Sen
ate Today By Chairman
Penrose
By Associated Prest to TUp Banner
WASHINGTON, Juno 23 A bill
embodying plans of Secretary Mellon
of tho treasury departmont for refund
ing war loans made to tho ulllcs, was
Introduced In tho senate today by
Chairman Penrose of tho finance com
mtttoe, to which tho measure was
referred. Tho blank authority would
bo given tho secretary undor tho bill
to reconvert or extond loans or In
terest payments, to nccopt foreign se
curities in payment and to secure all
claims not"niow securod.
FATHER CARRIES DEAD
BABY TO UNDERTAKER
NEWARK, June p3 Carrying the
body of his baby in his arms, Andrew
M. Guthrie walked into tho office of
a local undertaker and asked him to
prepare tho body for burial. Guthrie
and 'his wife wore taking tho baby to
a doctor's office for treatment when it
died In his arms. Tho baby had been
nnmod after rroBidont Harding.
MftNY HORSES REACH
Ml TO
ID
THE WAR LOANS
Graduation Week Scenes at Military Academy
.i
Graduation week is always interesting at West Point, and flocks of young women gather there each jenr at that
time. Some of them are hprc seen having n Civil war cannon explained to them by cadet friends; and at the right,
the flag carried by the 150th Volunteer Infantry of New York, Is being presented to the Military academy by Col.
J. J. Hoyt. i
BUSS IN
ILL SEE IN
BUDGET SYSTEM
Announcement Is Made By
Chairman Dawes Of The
Board Today
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' By Associated Press to The Banner
WASHINGTON, June 23 Charles
Dawos of Chicago, chosen by Presl
dent Harding to head the new budget
system, announced after a conference
with the president today that he
would call on a number of experi
enced business men to serve in the
budget bureau without ay because
ho considered the staff provided by
congress inadequate.
Mr. Dawes said In a statement that
ft tho budget system(was to be a suc
cess, reliance must bo placed on
'somothlug else than tho pitiful ma
chinery provided by law."
"Ono might as well bo handed a
toothpick," added tho statement,
"with which to tunnol Piko'sJ Peak."
Mr. Dawes said ho would ask that
two army ofliccrs bo detailed to the
bureau and had asked his business
associates in Chicago, William Abbott,
to sorvo temporarily as acting assist
ant director.
Tho two army ofllcors aro Brigadior
General Mooloy, formor asswlant
chief of staff In Cenoral Pershing's
hoadquartors in France, and Col. Hon
ry Smithor. Botii wore associated
with Mr. Dawes In Franco during the
By Associated Pross to The Banner
COLUMBUS, Juno 23 Dr.- A. W.
Freeman of Cincinnati, stato commis
sioner of health for tho last four
years, has resigned to become resi
dent lecturer in public hoalth admin
istration at Johns Hopkins university,
Baltimore, it was" announced today.
He will take up his now duties July
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DIVE FROM A BRIDGE
Clyde McBroom, well-known young
athlete of this city, performed a dlf
ficult diving feat Wodnosdayxsvenlng
which has been equallel only once
before in Mt. Vernon.
McBroom accomplished the feat ot
diving from tho top of tho B. & O.
railroad bridge, south oMho city. A
man by tho name of Smith accom
plished tho font Bovornl years ago.
war. ,
FREElNlES
NEW POSITION
BRDOM MAKES HIGH
mediation likely
says report from
Athens, Greece, today
tBy Associated Pross to Tfta Banner
ATHENS, Greece, Juno 23 Indica
tions tonight pointed to acceptance
by Grooco oftheoffer ot Great Brit
ain, Franco and Italy to mediate be
tween the Greeks and Turkish Na
tionalists In an effort to forestall'war
faro in Asia Minor.
May Be Released In Time To
Attend Dempsey-Carpen-
Itier fight
(By Associated Press to The Banner
WASHINGTON, June 23 Attorney
General Daugherty Indicated today
that he might consider a pardon for
Jack Joffnson, former heavyweight
champion, serving a year's sentence
ot Leavenworth for violation of the
Mann act, before the day set for the
Dempsey-Carpentler fight. Mr. Daugh
erty said Johnson had been a model
prisoner and a "liberty bonus" for
him In the way of a shortened term
had been suggested, as his term ex
pired July 7.
WIS BILL IS
REPORTED OUT
ftty Asoclated Press to The Baniwr
WASHINGTON, JJune 23 Tho Wii
lis-Campbell anti-beer bill with minor
amendments was reported today by
tho house judiciary committee. The
rules commltto is expected to givo it
right of way in the houso within tho
next few days.
Aside from outlawing beer for med
ical purposes tho bill would limit to
ono hundred in 90 days tho number of
prescriptions for whiskey to bo issued
by a physician and would authorize
the prohibition authorities to stop tho
manufacture and- importation of li
quor until tho present tocks held in
this country ,have been reduced.
TBy Associated Press to The Bannerj
TOLEDO, June 23, That tho fate
of tho 23 defendants on trial in U. S.
di&trict court hero for alleged com
plicity in tho $1,000,000 Toledo post
ofllco robbery, will bo in tho hand of
tho jury whun court adjourns tonight,
wuh indicated by Judgo Klllttts whon
court convened today, But two of
the defendants remained to be heard
whon court opened,
llOHNSONlY .
GET A PAHOON
JURY SOON ID
'" GETTHECISE
SIMS GIVES A
STATEMENT TO
SECY. OF
Statement Under Considera
tion And Text Is Not
, Given Out
By Associated Press to The Bannerj
WASHINGTON, Juno 23 Rear Ad
miral Sims handed today to Secre
tary Denby a written statement about
his recent speech In London in which
he was quoted as criticizing Irish
sympathizers in tho United States,
and which resulted In his recall from
leave.
The naval secretary has the state
ment under consideration, and moan
time Its text Is withheld.
Returning here yesterday from
London, Admiral Sims reported to
Mr. Denby at tho navy department
this morning and was directed in a
written order' to submit a statement.
The officer reiterated that ho had
been misquoted in press dispatches,
and apparently ho had a written ex
planation ready when ho went to tho
department.
Jury May Get The Case Be
fore Night Is The -Indication
By Associated Press to The Bannerl
CLEVELATD, O., Juno 23 Cross
examination of former Judge William
McGannon on trial for perjury in con
nection with his testimony when ho
was tried for tho murder of Harold
Kagy, was concluded this morning.
Tho defenso then rested Its case.
During the cross examination Mc
Gannon denied he had over gono to
tho homo of Miss Mary E. Neely and
offered, her $500 not to testify against
him in tho murder trial. Miss Neely
and soveral other witnesses probably
will bo recalled by the stato in rebut
tal but It Is believed the last ot tho
evidouco in tho caso will havo been
heard'.and closing arguments mado in
time to allow tho case to go to the
Jury before night.
TO HANDLE PRESS DISPATCHES
WASHINGTON, Juno 23 Trans
mission of pross dispatches byvnavy
radio without hindranco or Interrup
tion until Juno 30, 1922, would bo au
thorized by a resolution passed yes
terday by tho Iioubo and sent to the
senate Tho measuro providos that
the samo ratos shall prevail as are
charged for uso ot private wireless',
except on tho Pacific coast, whoro tho
navy grants a lower rate for service
to and from Hawaii and Guam,
NAVY
M'GANNON CASE
NEARLY ENDED
STAR
T
Competitions For Champion
ships in Men's and Ladies'
Singles Starts Today
Tho games of tho men's singles
handicap, ladles singles and mixed
doubles for the Country club cham
pionship started this afternoon on the
club courts. Tho play began at '3:00
o'clock with a goodly number ot in
terested spectators present. There
are plenty of seats for the spectators.
Tho play will continue daily until
tho end of the competition and the
award of the cbampionhlps. Games
may bo played between 9:30 a. m.
and 6:30 p. m.
Tho play began with two men's sets,
followed by two of ladles' and these
by two men's thus alternating.
In the drawing tho following pairs
were arranged: '
Ladles' singles
Frances Wolverton, Katherlne La
zcar. Emily Smith, Mary Salisbury. ,
Bess Devin, Annis Conley.
Dorothea Lazear, Bye.
Men's Singles
Harrison Greer (!) H. K. Little
ton.
C. R. TIebbut James Shields.
Phil Leo (2) M. H. Rosenthall.
Kenneth Harper Fletcher Devln
(1).
Charles Salisbury (2) William
Coup (2).
James Lea (2) Maurice Stiefel
(D.
Lawrence Williams B. B. Williams.
Howard Blair Lyman Garber (1).
' Fred Stamm (1) Ben Robb (1).
Gene Stamm (2) Robert East
man. 'Handicap.
The arrangements for tho mixed
doubles will be announced later.
tun
SUIEfUfHB
Mayor Ilger, James Gibbs
and O.W. McCarthy Play
In Competition at
&
Cincinnati
Mayor Ned Ilger, James Gibbs and
O. W. McCarthy of Mt. Vernon are in
Cincinnati taking part in tho cham
pionship games of the Ohio Golf As
sociation over the course of tho Los
antiville Country club.
Thursday was given to qualifying
play. According to accounts appear
ing in the Cincinnati papers the prize
hung up for the low qualifying score
is without a winner as three players
turned in cars of 77 for the 18 holes.
They were R. W. Leo, Columbus, V.
K. Hilton, Dayton, and H. Quackcn-
bush, Cincinnati. Tho tie will bo de
cided somo time later in the matches.
Tho scores turned in by the threo
Mt. Vernon players are: James Gibbs
86; Mayor Ned Ilger 88; O. W. Mc
Carthy 99.
In the games for today Gibbs is
paired with M. Wilson of Cleveland to
play at 12:25p. m. for the Ohio cup
and Mayor Ilgor with V. B. Klrkpat
rick ot Hamilton count at 1 p. m. for
the Buckeye cup.
WRY TO HOLD UP
BANK; LOSE MONEY
ELGIN, 111., Juno 23 Throe ban
dlts who attempted to rob tho Farm
ers bank ot Schaumburg, near here,
not only obtained no loot, but left $1
of their own money. Tho bandits
were foiled by H. W. Freiss, presi
dent, who, although shot by ono of
the robbers, set off tho burglar alarm.
The robbers, who had given Freiss ?1
to change and then commanded him
to hold up his hands when ho turned
his back, ran from the bank when tho
alarm sounded.
$75,000 BLAZE AT MIDPLETOWN
MIDDLETOWN. June 23 Fire' of
unknown origin caused $75,000 dam
age to the building occupied by tho
A. H, Folter garage and tho Gradsky
tire agency. Twenty automobiles were
destroyed.
T 1 PLAY
THT
VERNON M
II IN!
FIGHT WIN 4
BY CANDIDATES V
AT CONVENTION I
Both Gompers And Lewis
Announce Their Plat-
forms Today ,',
Lewis For Government Owl
ership of Railroads;
Gompers Opposed
By Associated Press to The Banner
DENVER, Juno 23 Govornmont
ownership ot tho railroads and na
tionlization of tho mines aro the two
major issues on which John L. Lewis
hopes to win tho presidency ot the
American Federation of Labor, It was
learned today. On tho other hand,
President Samuel Gompers was striv
ing for re election upon his record ot
tho past 41 years as a leader in the
American labor movement.
In his first public statement as to
his platform, Mr. Lewis, president of
tho United Mine Workers of America,
said:
"I stand for government ownership
of tho railroads and nationalization of
tho mines and other progressiva leg
islation that will glvo the workers
and tho toilers of America tho free,
dom and justice in industry they do
serve. "I stand for health insurance, old
ago pensions and unemployment in
surance. Tho enactment of laws dpvj
ering the subjects would give to tho
workers adequate protection and re-
ward for the service they have ren
dered industry."
This mado tho issues between the
two candidates clear, ai President
Gompers already has gone on recorU
against government ownership, un
employment insurance, health Insur
ance and other similar proposed leg
islative measures.
Supporters of both candidates con
tinued their campaigns at top speed
today, carrying their electioneering to
tho floor ot tho convention. Little)
change, however, was shown In tho
lineup for the candidates.
Moose Talk Over Plans But
Will Not Vote On Propos
ition Until Next Week ;
Plans for tho remodeling of the
Moose Homo, West High street, were
presented to tho members of Hiawa
tha lodge at the regular meeting Wed
nesday evening.
According to tho plans an expend!
turo of $2500 to $3000 will be made on
tho Mooso homo in this city. While
tho members discussed the plans last
evening it was decided not to vote on
the contemplated improvements until
tho next rogular meeting, Wednesday,
evening, Juno 29. ',
, It was announced at tho meeting
Wednesday evening that tho Vermel
to Carnival Co. would bo in Mt Ver
non the week of July 4, under aus
pices ot Jha Mooso lodge.
CBy Associated Press to The Baanerl
CLEVELAND, Juno 23 Two al
leged murderers and a parolo violator,
armed with rovolvors and with their
faces masked, mado a daring escape
from tho county jail early today after
overpowering four deputy sheriffs.
Tho men who escaped wero "Bobby"
Hunt and James Walsh, undor Indict
ment for first degrco murder of a po
licoman, and Charlos Gallegher.
Locking two of tho deputies in the
cell soctlon and two in tho jail office
tho mon made their get-away. They
had escaped from their cells by saw
ing through tho bars ot tho doors.
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