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VOL. 36, NO. 289.
Deserter From Fort
Also Admits Hold-
Ups in Los Angeles
and Seattle
Police mabbed Harley H.
Leo, 24, on a bus at 11th and
Pacific Tuesday afternoon,
and 30 minutes later obtained
from him a confession of
seven robberies.
Leo, self-admitted deserter from
Battery A, 10th Field Artillery,
Fort Lewis, admitted to Detective
Captain Cliff Oshorne that he com
mitted three robberies here in Feb
ruary and staged other holdups in
Los Angeles and Seattle.
The Tacoma robberies included
two daylight holdups at the Van
Duyn Chocolate shop, 252 So. 11th
st,, where Miss Winifred Cochran
the manager, was robbed of S3O
on Feb, 3 and S2O on Feb. 18, The
other robbery here was at the St.
Helens Avenue Florists on Feb, 1.
Loot was S3O. |
Leo confessed to a holdup of a
Van Duyn store and another candy
shop in Seattle, as well as two
robberies in Los Angeles, police
The young suspect, who sald
that he was reared under that
name and that his real name is
Dawd, was taken off the Spanaway
bus by Motorcycle Officer Bill Ner
bonne, accompanied by Detective
Henry Warren and State Patrol
man Marvin Paulson,
Police rushed to the scene on a
telephone call giving a tip-off that
the suspect was waiting for a bus.
He was hauled off the bus in a
drenching downpour and taken to
headquarters in a prowl car, hand
cuffed to Nerbonne. Leo was un
armed when arrested.
He was reticent at first. Then
he broke down and gave Captain
Osborne a full account of his esca
Dressed in a red sweater and
dark slacks, and hatless, he looked
more like a collegian than a bandit.
The army deserter said that he
has been employed recently load
ing cars for a Sumner manufactur
ing plant. Police said that he en
listed in the army after completing
a jail sentence in Montana on a
previous offense.
Leo did not recall the names of
all the places he admitted holding
up, but remembered that his sec
ond holdup in Seattle was a con
fectioners near the Ben Paris store.
One of his holdups was staged at
the Pig'n’ Whistle in Los Angeles,
Captain Osborne said
The young suspect was mar
ried in Tacoma, he told police,
in April, two months before he
left the army.
His first holdup in Tacoma was
a night-time job, police said. M.
Fukuyama, of the St. Helens Flor
ists, 632 St. Helens ave., was rob
bed by a lone gunman who fled on
foot after taking all the money in
the cash till.
BERLIN The Nazi secret
police tonight annoufced the
arrest of three persons includ
ing two “leading” agents of
the British secret service in
connection with the Munich
beer cellar bombing attempt
on the life of Adolf Hitler,
. . -
BERLIN —Messages from Copen
hagen today reported the Danish
motor ship Halken had been sunk
by a mine off the southeastern
ecoast of Denmark, The crew was
reported rescued.
- - -
More than 300 Folsom ocon
viets rebelled against food
served at breakfast today and
were locked iln their cells
after refusing to eat lunch,
Warden Clyde Plummer an
n 5 &
BOULOGNE, France A French
fishing boat hit 2 mine and sank in
the English channel, with loss of
seven men out of the crew of eight,
it was announced today. The boat
was the 16th victim of sea war
since Saturday A British de
stroyer rescued the long survivor.
Two-Gun Typist,
Who Killed Attorney
v, sesofrapier, it and
Texas, stenographer, shot and Brooks Coff: attorney,
downtown Dallas street. She told police she had been trying to kill
Coffman for weeks in revenge for the time Coffman stabbed her with
an lce pick during a quarrel last May.
Nazi Air Ships
Scout Britian
British Planes Bring Down 20th German
Bomber in Seven Weeks Off English Coast;
Enemy Air Reconnaissance Is Increased
l LONDON--Nazi planes roared over England, Scotland
'and the Orkney islands today but Royal Air Force fighting
'craft shot down one—making a total of 20 German airplanes
' brought down 4N seven weeks—off the east coast, ]
| The plane shot down was under
lltood to have fallen into the sea.
| Other planes were reported over
| Sutherland, off the coast of Scot
'land and over the Orkney islands.
]Tln bombing craft over luunr-’
! land was flying low enough to show
| the German markings.
| It was the second day of in
lcreulngiy intense German aerial
reconnaissance and increased !om{
of an impending bombing attack.
Yesterday a German plane flew |
| over the outskirts of London.
5 Dispatches from Scotland re
| ported considerable air activity off
the east coast,
Early in the morning, planes be
lieved to be royal airforce eraft
| flew toward the Firth of Forth.
| A fighting plane believed to be
| German was sighted in the north
| eastern area of England in the
morning, flying at a high altitude.
Earlier bursts of machine gun
fire were heard over southeast
Kent. Airplanes were heard and
several planes, believed to be
British, were seen over one coastal
town. There was no air alarm.
Small fragments of shell and
bullet cases fell on a road near
|an east coast town but no bombs
i were dropped.
! D ——
i PLAN to take the
3 family out to a delicious
! Thanksgiving Dinner
| this Thursday. The man
‘ agement of the best eat
ing establishments in Ta
coma have carefully pre
pared fine menus for the
day. Turn to page I 7
l of today’'s Times and
i make your selection.,
The Tacoma Times
| c——————————————————
Garner Wants 1940
- Nomination; Aches
' For Real Mattle
| e |
Nance Garner is aching for
'a political fight. He wants
‘the 1940 g‘residential nomina~
tion, and F. D. R.’s opgo.iuou‘
‘means nothing to the Texan,
~ Here is the lowdown: The
vice president, with the aid of
‘several key politicos, believes
‘that he will hit the convention
‘hall with at least 350 dele
‘gates. If President Roosevelt
is not a candidate, it will not
be too difficult for the V, P,
to cop the No. 1 prize.
Jack, oddly enough, has the
backing of old and new dealers.
His 1940 campaign committee will
be headed by such a loyal Roose
!veltian as Sam Rayburn, the ad
ministration's majority leader in
'the lower chamber. In the house
and senate he will have the quiet
laid of men who praise F. D. R
publicly but damn him privately.
. - -
i Beveral government agencies
have pooled their forces 1o super
{vise the allies’ war transactions in
| the United States and to safeguard’
our ecopomic system against the
impact of foreign developments,
Though a seemingly unnecessary
move, it pilaces this country
squarley in the Franco-British
| camp.
! The New York Federal Reserve
bank has supplanted J. P. Morgan
jand Co., which served in that ca
! pacity from 1914 to 1915, as the
| allies’ fiscal agency. All war pur
chases will be paid by earmarked
British gold (until it runs out) in
the bank's possession. When it
becomes necessary for London and
| Paris 1o dispose of their remaining
Clip Coupon Out of
The Times Thursday
for Free Ride to
Downtown Stores
Arrival of Santa Claus in
Tacoma Thursday will effi
cially usher in Tacoma's
Christmas shopping days,
scheduled to begin Friday in
all the downtown stores.
The ruddy-faced, bewhiskered
old fellow with the white-trimmed
red uniform will reach Tacoma di
rect from the North Pole sometime
during the day when most folks
will be busy watching football
games or munching turkey.
This time he'll be coming as an
order taker, census enumerator to
count noses, and a checker-upper
on all the good boys and good girla.
They say he'll be wide open for
suggestions and advice. He will
visit the various stores and so far
as he's able, will meet the boys
and girls who think they're good,
even shake hands with them--df
they're real good.
ARI Toylands Open
That will be Friday, when all
the stores’ toylands will officially
open and when the store windows
will dispiay the latest products of
Banta’s eluborate shops up there
in far north, where the Aurera
In:b sparkies on the eryatal
ts of Tacoma are going
the limit to cooperate with the old
gent, Beginning Friday several
stores. will provide free gifts and
all stores will bulge with special
The special Christmas shopping
edition of The Tacoma Times wiil
appear Thursday.
Free Transportation
Free bus transportation down
town will be provided Friday be
tween 10 and 11:30 o'clock in the
morning. Only requirement for the
free ride will be a coupon elipped
from Thursday's evening’'s edition
and the coupons will appear in
several positions in the paper,
The street decorators are busy
and by Friday will have all the
Christmas ornamentation in place
to give Tacoma’'s main retall dist.
rict that holiday appearance that
goes with the season here
Merchants are all cooperating
through a committee of which W,
G. Pinches s chairman.
’ y
As Tacoma was visited by
‘Men Tuesday, southwest storm
{warnings were hoisted on the
;Wuhut‘tou and Oregon coasts,
| Heavy southerly winds occasion
ally reaching gale strength were
!tomut for the next 12 to 18
| It appeared on the weather map
[that the gale would hit hardest
against the coast of northern
;Brm‘ Columbia and southeastern
[ Alaska. A major storm is Dot ex
| pected over Washington.
. Tatoosh Island station off the
north Washington coast recorded
& maximum 42-mile an bour wind
Tuesday morning. A 30-mile wind
| was reported at the mouth of the
Columbia river,
| Coastal winds were expected to
lbc sccompanied by rain over
| Washington,
Camp Employe’s
. Skull Fractured
z Semi-conscious Tuesday from in-
Juries received al the Dempsey
Lumber Co. camp at Ohop, Peler
Hanberg, 33, timber worker, was
junder observation Tuesday at St
' Joseph's hospital. The workman
suffered & skull fracture and his
{head was badly cut in an accident
at the camp Monday afternoon.
| American securities, the seliing
will be done with the ald and advice
of several government agencies—
!the treasury, the 8. E. C and the
federal reserve.
Meanwhile the joint army-navy
munitions commission, with the
active cooperation of the stale and
treasury departments, will over
see actual war buying here, As
, (Continued on Page 4, Columa 4)
'Nagzis Use
Far More Dangerous
Than Submarines
United Press Forelgn News l.htl
A new and perhaps more
dangerous threat to Great
Britain's mastery of the seas
arose today as Nazis r;;nnd
their air and naval offensive
on the 21st anniversary of the
collapse of imperial Germany
as a naval power, |
German mines, including &
new magnetio apparatus that
In sttracted to the steel of &
ship, were blamed by the Brit-
Ish for the record - breaking
worien of disasters,
Britons interpreted a radio
broadeast from Hamburg ss ad
mission that the Nazis had turned
to planting mines in the path of
allled and neutral ships after their
U-boat menace began to fade, Of
ficially, Germany charged that the
mines were British,
Hazard to Allles
The floating mines, like the first
terrifying attacks by U-boata dur
ing the World war, presented a
hazardous and vital problem to
the allies g eonnection with main
tenance of supply lines.
Unleas the intreased danger of
mines can Be overcome quickly,
neutral shipping y be frights
ened away M% and sl
lied vessels may l-v €0
parable to the World m’
time, the Useal of gnihustion
‘of supplies was grave.
F. nl m
Tax Outlook for Year
Is Bright; Flag
Transfers Out
WASHINGTON Presidential
Secretary Stephen T. Early indi
cated today that President Roose
velt is considering a budget for
the next fiscal year calling for
sharp economies in government
outlays exclusive of national de
Early said reporta circulated to
that effect are just aboutl right.
He added that Chairman Pat Har
rison, D, Miss., of the senate 1.
nance commities gave a preity
good picture of the tax eoutiook
After a conference with Mr,
Roosevell, Harrison said that reve.
nues were increasing very satis
factorily and that if they hold up,
and If some government costs can
be trimmed, It may not be neces.
siry for the next congress 1o over
baul the tax structure.
Early refused to discuss reports
that the president is contempiat
ing a new budget of around $9,000, .
000,000, He said that no totals
have been filed
He also emphasized that ne
totals have yel been pet for na
tional defense outlsys.
The only national defense sum
determined so far is M Roose
velt's deficiency request of 3273
000,000 for army, navy, marine
corps, coast guard and the federal
bureau of investigation for the bai
ance of this fiscal year.
Turning o the proposed pian to
tranafer fiags of American mer~
chant vessels to Panamanian reg
lstry, Early said that be belleves
that proposs] s aboul dead,
“The president sald &! & press
conference here that I§ should be
obvious which way the wind is
blowing and the door 1 think i
all but closed on that plan,” Esrty
He predicted that the maritime
commission soon will take some
final action 1o close the case,
SEATTLE A war of words n
King county Democratic ranks to
day left Btate Sen. N. P. Atkinson
on the outside.
Atkinson resigned his post &
organizer for the county central
commitiee yesterday after a dis
pute over his approval of peace
Six Officers Testify
He Was Intoxicated
When Mrs. Fuson
Was Hurt
ol saiie’
mony Tuesday agains
(';.lmme-y 8, Hund, H-nn-g:
uston tavern operator
defense h:a its un& of
witnesses before a jury of
seven men and five women in
Superior Judge Ernest M.
Card's courtroom,
Hurd in scoused of driving his
car while ander the influsnce of in
toxicanta last Jan, 2 when his
machine struck Mrs. Ruth M.
Fuson in front of the Temple
theater on 8L Melenes ave
The state rested its case shortly
before 11 a. m, Tuesday and after
lengthy argument of Defense Als
torney Robert Abel for a metion
to dismiss the action and stren
uous objection by Deputy FProse
cutor Hugo Metzler, the trial was
s &!fl.
Polics offiesrs . who testified
Tuesday moming to the effect
that Hurd asssertadly was under
L.. influence of intoxicants st the
time of and shortly after the scels
dent, included Detective Al Farrar,
Ambulance Driver Woh
ffi" PFatrolman William Cors
cycle Oftiosr Earl Cornelison.
Speed of Hurd's oar was esth
mated at 50 to 60 miles an howur
as it came up the wet strest about
7 o'cloek that evening, going north,
Horrifying details of how Mrs,
Puson's right leg was wrenched
off st the knee were told repeated
1y to the jury of seven men and
five women,
One of the witnesses, Mrs. Fred
Marvin, wite of the port sommis
sloner, said Murd's car missed h":
by barely a foot or 18 inghes, |
The injured, 50. year-old mm]
husband, Walter W, Puson, of 107
So. George st, told with obvieus
foeling of the shook Lo him,
“We wers out in the middle
of the street bafore | saw the
car appreach from the south,”
he suid. “It was coming
fast 1 dida't see how it could
mise us,
“I must have taken & siep back
ward, As the ear approsched it
started to skid siightly. The rear
end brushed the front of my 00l
wid trousers.
"Next instant my wife was !yhl]
st my feel'”
Port Commiasioner Marvin and
Mrs. Marvin carvied Mra, Fusen
across the street under the margques
of the theater,
“] asked the gir! st the teket
office 1o call the police, an am
hulance and & doctor,” Marvin sald,
“When 1 saw Hurd he was sbout
15 feet away, standing on his feet,
rocking back and forth, !
“In my best judgment e was |
pretty badly ‘crocked’ ™ ,
Marvin and Defense Allorney |
(Continued on Page 10, Column §) |
i |
JUNEAU, Alaska Homes wers
evacusted today on the sile of » |
1936 avalanche where 15 peopie |
were killed, and strests wars roped |
off as & 150-foot section of ML |
Hoberts threntened ancther alide, |
About 50 homes wers in the |
danger sres, where &g GlißOus |
rumbling followed a ®orm last
night softening the spungy il
Behind the maln residentisl and |
business section of the cily, the
1936 avalanche ripped loose with
oul warning, lrapping residents in
their beds. No homes have been
built in the slide-gully, bul today's
threatened avalanche adjoined the
sarlier movement.
SEATTLE A 60-yesr-old Beat
tle stock broker today faced prison |
on conviction of mall fraud in the |
sale of Oklahoma 01l securities.
Arthur ¥. Young was found guilty |
in federal court on two counts of '
misrepresenting value of property |
under lease, i
Mining Settlements
~ Isolated by Water
l e———n
mining settiements on Privatoss
and Tagore flats nedr Bere were
completely isninted by flonds todey.
Roads were flonded Snd tele
:AM&:&M‘ ]
In«mma’ 4
almost tnosssantly for | weeks
aroused hope, however, that the
gin ta receds soon.
Major George Nicholson Sebale
los' postmaster, sstimated that geer
25 inches of railp had fallen ok
He fenred that the il in e ™
storm was only temporary, ‘
the fourth time in & weelt yestor
| day, forcing several scofe faisilies
to flee from their homes to the
nearby Wile Pamilies which re
mained until the st minute, re
luctant to leave again, were forosd
finally to wide to safely < mome
times through water up ta thely
necks, ~
The flood waters crept o the
odge of Zeballos iteelf, bt o
ceded during the night. ,‘
No estimate of the height of the
flood waters ar the
at the falts Was
settiements Were " 1o
Inted, and no word has Dees
Oregon B;u Says
Adoption Would
Win Election
. WANHINGTON. - Henale Minor
ity Leader Chortes L. MeNary, K.,
western siules and eclect & prosi
dent in 1040,
- “After considernbie theught.” ha
maid in an interview, "1 Wave ar
rived at the conclusion that the
Nepublican party esn Be suecess{ul
It it demonsteates to the farm vol.
ers and thoss dependent on the
tarmery that Lhe party is inter
wated, as formerly, in their wel
e mn-uuu
ary recommended e
tollowing program be written into
the party’'s 1940 program in “sim
ple's langusge so that all can une
derstand; ?
1. Equaligation of benefit pays
valion program, |
2. Repeal of the reciprocal trade
agreemant aot. |
nd policy te give the 14 public
land states & grester share of
revenues from sale of forests and
graging on the public domain. |
“In my opision” MeNary said,
“the party must support & prace
Ucable plan covering il consers
vation with beneflil payments jus.
Wiying the ocomiinustion of that
practics, umm‘mn
eges must sctrue alike to all pro
ducers irrespective of crops pro
s w4}, ’
Act Agsinst Farmers
rocal trade agresment scl, Which
expives in June, 1940, shouid e
repesied. Whils some industries
may have profited by these agres.
ments, it has been done al the!
expense of the products of the soll |
major importanes if the Republ- |
can party s o dominate the situ
stion in 19407 :
Deny Pendergast '
WASHINGTON - The depsrt
that the bosgd of parcle has de- |
nied the applieation of Thomas J. |
Mo, Democratic leader, for pmlcl‘
rom the Lesvenworth pon’ltl\-"
jary. where he s serving &' 1 |
nonth sentdnce for lncome tax
vasion. |
W z ;‘#' '
- LONDON —A Wy Naspsi.
Japanese embasey e the e
980-ton Japaness Torukush
east coast of Naglend today,
the 14th vietim of intensified
essages from Harwieh iemiitied
he liner ae the Terbunt Murey
but gave ue detaiis. -
I wae belleved that m‘lz
Kunt Mard strack & mine
curvied a crew of 100 st 3 pase
eof the NYK lise, and en rewts
from Londen to -‘w
asrried ~ making o
» « -
opia . iennier. . MANE g
| North S todey, the 196 e
| cnsuaity repurted in fbur -
’wm German g tore
‘” warfare, Al o~
| One of the Mastitfs. s i
Lof npurien and four wete missing,
iu. was of 409 tonp -::u:
sixth British wareip " ]
(white sngeged In the pertions
work of elearing mines out of NG
North Ses shipping lsnes whee
they had wrephod Bayos on eare
(chant shipping during the weells
| LONDON Grost Seiiain. wilh
."m“, ~ v o ooy i
[ witleh hos sunk 14 abige off
.| English coset siaee N W
(g f - " . "4*:@'-““@‘
erinin axnounced y = e
| owse of commens. £ =
| The Prime 8 ont,
| I referenics to Nritish charges thad
| Nasia had resorted (o “saresteiets
wd” war st sen by uee of fostin
| mines, wis made 88 o
wumi Mary had bean blow up
’im. i
ling the Warld war the silles
sens in retalistion for U-best
{taska on, merchant shipn.
week that Hritaln was
such drastic action as seimng Cotw
man eaports--in sddition e
| biackade of German b st
[ Chamberisin's mm '
BUrpriging Deanuse
effect on such noutesl ‘
|na Staly. 5
| “Many vielstions of
| Gormman methads: have. aiind 8
government to follow »
course,” Chamberiain sald in refes
[efige 1o (he wilied sction in
| Warld war,
be imsued giving effect o Üble des
cislon,” he sdded, i
| Cheges Hague Vielatien
“In the last thres m 3
of ten shipe of which some 3
neulrals were sunk with .
[lowa of life by German mines”
| M charged Germany with violne
ton of The Hague convention res
|gardiog use of mines. The cons
vention provided that .
mines could be Mflbm
became duds after s short i *
Chamberiain, who ajpesred %
the house for the first time in twe
weeks due to an attack of !
was cheered ss he annoutced i
plans for reprisals. ,
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