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SAM, OREGONi SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 14, 1924 ,
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Board of Inquiry Meets on
Isolated Battleship Missis
sippi to Determine Cause
of Blast -
LIVES SNUFFED OUT BY
HEAT AND SMOKE FUMES
Testimony of Injured Men
Awaited to Solve Great
-j - PAN PEDRO. Cal., June 13.
(Byj the Associated Press.) Cold
, scientific investigation in the
-quiet oif the wardroom of the USS
Mississippi today replaced the tu
mult of the death that yesterday
cut down hree, officers and 4$
men of the United State navy In
gun, turret No. 2 of the battleship,
seriously injured five men and
less dangerously hurt seven oth
- Grouped about the green-topped
table, an admiral, two captains
and ' two gunnery experts sought
the cause of the tragedy, which. If
- undetermined again might take
toll, of the men who work the
. Tonight no conclusions had been
. A. fierce heat and a suffocating
sraoke had choked the life from
48 men and, sent 12 more to the
ship, but the answer to this par
ticular riddle of death still was
tmfound. . ' , ' ' , . "
The Mississippi , herself tonight
was like a quarantined ship-, iso
lated from her sisters in battle
ship row, approachable to none but
lL:sa with official jbuslneas aboard
and: holding all her own company
from contact with shore or other
The great, ray glaat of bat
tle, built - to deaJ death to the
enemy. . bat who had turned on
herself, . was a 'thing of mystery,
almost of suspicion. Her seared
turret held a secret, and until the
five men in the wardroom of the
Tennessee solve it, she is tabu, a
', Her fatal turret " today - was
jammed tight by the heat that
accompanied the explosion, and all
day her mechanics worked, over
the spot where their mates yes
terday were swept into the , here
after by the blast of TNT.
. .And It was. such a little blast
compared to the loss of life and
injury it caused, according to at
least one man who was there in
the turret, and who lived to speak
of It, poatswain'e Mate R. J. Mac
Avin of San . Francisco." ; '.
,"Ju3t a small explosion like a
match; being touched to a pile of
celluloid,' -said MacAvin, then a
little flame, then a bigger one like
a continuous' etreak-of lightning,
with hot, suffocating smoke."
Those ; two score "words .were the
stpry of the passing of mdre than
two score men. . - - K -
AH through the night the men
age of another coup of death hung
over the Mississippi. '. Today, it
wss removed when tier crew was
able to pull the last gun cixarge
from the big 11-inch rifle tha,t can
blow an ordinary' vessel out of the
water at ten miles.
' last night this charge still lay
in, -the gun. locked alone In the
turret and the ship went to anchor
outside the breakwater lest a fatal
chance might touch -' it off; to
wreck the crowded shoreline, or
other craft in port. V "'"!."
iThat P. R. Rynes.!chilf. turret,
captain seriously injured in the
blast, may prove the most import
ant witness to be called before the
board of Inquiry, was indicated at
today's session when Lieut. F, O.
Reinicke, gunnery, officer of 5 the
.Mississippi, testified that . Rynes
was in a position at the time of
the explosion to see practically
all that went on inside the turret.
Whether Rynes .will be able to
testify, however, .is still uncertain.
(Continued on page 8.)
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OREGON Fair east, cloudy
; west portion Saturday; mod
erate southwesterly winds.
Maximum temperature, 76.
Minimum temperature, 54.
Rainfall, none. .
River, -1.2 falling.
Atmosphere, part cloudy.
'.Vind.: roathwest. . , ;
r IN IOWA TOWNS
Tree Uprooted, Wires Blown
j Down, Houses Unroofed
; and Havoc Wrought
! DAVENPORT, Iowa, June 1J.
A violent wind storm struck Dav
enport tonight and did consider
able property damage in this sec
tion", although no one, was report
ed injured or killed. Trees were
uprooted, telephone poles were
blown over and houses and out
buildings were unroofed by the
terrific gale which died down late
tonight. Considerable damage was
experienced by the telephone and
PES MOIRES, Iowa. Juno 13.-
A terrific wind storm early tonight
swept Davenport, Iowa, tore roofs
from .houses and uprooted trees
according to Information received
here from eastern - Iowa . towns.
Although several persons were' re
ported Injured verification was
Impossible as all wires to the city
were down. ... -
I Information from telephone and
railroad headquarters ' , indicated
that a wide area round Davenport
ELKS FLAB DAY
: : SERVICE I'M
Harper Jamison of McMinn-
ville Will Deliver- Princi
.The annual jlad day exercises
of the Salem lodge of Elk's will be
held at Wlllson park this evening.
beginning at 7 o'clock. The patri
otic 'address wlll be delivered by
Harper. Jamispn, past exalted rul-
or of McMinnville lodge. The Elks
will ' march In a body from the
club rooms to the park. The pro-
gra m? In fu II fol lowsr : 1 f " '
Ritualistic service, by officers of
History of the flag;' reading by
Flag drill, small children from
the Richmond school; led by Miss
McAdams " i ..' ' "- Yi-
.Tribute to the flag. Harper Jam
ison, past exalted ruler of McMinn
Solo' dance, by Elizabeth Wat
ers. . '- ' .
Reading of prize essay by its
composer, Miss Vera McCune.
Musical numbers by high achool
studenta, directed by Miss Lena
Belle Tartar. - ,
To Thee, O Country., . .Eichberg
. Salem High School Double
f . ' ' i - Quartet ": . - .. f'
Proudly as the Eagle. .... .Spohr
Vqcal solo "Song of the Flag.,
i ... J ............. J de Koyen
' : ' Mary McCrone
The Flag Without Stain Y. . !
s ...... , . ; , . . .', . . . r . ; White
' Salem High School Double
Quartet . . .
r , These numbers have been art
ranged by Lena Belle Tartar.
Entertainment for Delegates
Is Problem Local Reo
r pie Asked to Help ;
Next Monday and Tuesday. June
the 16th and lth, wUl see a large
number of boys - of the ; order of
De Molay here tor the state con
vention. . , Over four hundred are
expected and -among the notables
present will .be several of . the
grand officers of the DeMolay or-
ierJ ; " ' Y,- ,x- -:
Cheroeketa chapter of 'Salem,
who is holding the convention,
plans to show the visiting DeMolay
a - real city, a good time and a
wonderful convention." Rut there
is a problem on hand a real prob
lemthat , is to. house the boys
for one night and give them their
breakfast. It is purely a. business
proposition up to the people of
Salem to give the visiting DeMor
lay a bunk for the one night,
Monday. ".' :
The housing committee ' organ
ized for this purpose has been
handling a very delicate situation
and has had to see every i5arty
personally. Cheroeketa chapter
would like to see as many as pos
sible .help; the convention along,
and can aid us grealty by calling
1030 and signing up a bed. or so
for ' the boys. We especially ask
the help of the Eastern Star and
Maspcs, ' " ' a'
For First Time in History
Program Is Furnished En
tirely By Talent Within the
FOUR TIE FOR FIRST
HONOR IN SCHOLARSHIP
Names of Prize Vinners are
Announced by Principal
The hudiehce wheih gathered
Iat night to witness the 18th an
nual commencement of the Salem
Senior High school,, by .8 o'clock
Ijad completely packed the taber
nacle, putside. the class waited
among the trees, the, girts in white
making the : group seem the cast
for a Grecian pageant Principal
J. C. Nelson and Dr. J. D. McCor
mick closed the two; lines that
marched V simultaneously single
file up the two long aisles to the
blue and "gold decorated platform:
Orchestra numbers preceded the
exercises.' The graduates num
bered 204. . : f
.Last . night's program Was out
standing from the fact that it was
the first ni the history of the
school to be supplied entirely by
talent ' within the class. Follow
ing the invocation, offered by Dr.
McCormicki Miss Mary 'McCrone
sang with unusual purity Dens
more'a "The South Winds Are
Blowing.;. ;- 1
Benolt . McCroskej class repre
sentative for the evening,, instead
of pronouncing the valedictory,
gave his prize oration, "The Con
elected to take "baft bit the pro
gram by the faculty, chose for his
number the ( Chopin Nocturne,
Opus 9, No. 2, as i violin - solo..
With four students tieing for first
honor in scholarship, the subject
of class history was divided among
the four. Earl Pemberton review
ing the class of 1 9 2 4 as sopho
mores; Frances Rhodes, -as jun
iors, and Bessie Taylor, the -class
as seniors. 'A summary and ap
preciation was thoughtfully "given
by Lilias Rowe, completing the
-i The double quartet, including
in" its personnel Helen Pettyjohn,
Mary McCrone, Aileen Raffety,
Elaine Foster, Ronald Craven,
CoUas Marsters, ' Truman ' Cam-
mings, Charles Anderson and Man
ning Broas, sang the serenade from
Jocelyn" (Godard), ' responding
with a sprightly encore. -
The presentation - of diplomas
was made by L. J.- Slmeral, ' -vice
chairman of the board. Principal
Nelson, announcing the awards,
cpnferre4 a ; dqqble distinction
upon" Miss Lucille Allen, who won
not only the Joseph Albert prize of
$25, but also a scholarship for .the
com nig year in Willamette Uni
versity, The industrial arts prize
was awarded to Wayne- P. Ment-
" (Continued on page 2.) 1 - - -
ORGANIZED WOMAN SHOULD
I RID AMEmCAigOF ' HATPED:
C ! SAY HEAD OF ALL CLJBS
LOS ANGELES, June 13. Rid
America of "everything that shuf
fles and crawls; : let us face bur,
problems as they ; are," nwas the
advice left with the General Fed
eratiqn of Women's clubs by ;lts
retiring president, Mrs. Thomas
G. Winter, here tonight. ( -V.
"We nave got to know the dif
ferent problems we face; the ha
treds and greeds of many nations;
the" distorted minds . and bodies
that have come out of the trage
dies of the world has passed
through and --is now -passing
through, I : : ' i
"If we are really set upon con
tributing our -power toward in
ternational understanding we have
got to hold the belief that these
steps . we take together jnust - be
untainted by partisan hatreds and
prejudices or by personal antagon
isms. Nor must we let ourselves
be guided by ill-considered advis
ors." ' There are still in the world
wolves who , wear ' sheep's cloth
ing. ; .-
"Organized women have a part
to- play , in making a reality In a
"work-a-day world -if they feel
deeply enough, think sanely and
act together," ; Mrs. Winter con
cluded. , ' 'iV
The prayer.- found everywhere
upon the lips of the workers "Give
ua this day our daily job." was the
text of an adS re by . Whiting
William?! fxccutirg sfcrctiryj.
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Moderation Fore?? Said to B
Ciainiiw .'- Control Oyer '
- ltadicals in Nippon .
; f OKICv . juni; 14. (By Ao
ciated Press.) Evidence Is ac
cumulatin.g . that . anti-American
outburst over-the enactment of the
exclusion act Is subsiding., The
majority of the newspapers now
favor moderation, i The Jijl Shim
Vo, the most conservative paper n
Japan, appeals strongly against
rash actions and favors rudence.
such as "relly great nation should
exercjse at a, time. such as this.".
The unanimity of the boycott "of
American, tilms by the. movie pic
ture theater Js brf akin; vdpwn.
Police have .warned the leaders of
this movement not to use intimida
tion. Two of the largest theaters
in Tokio have announced, their in
tention of Ignoring the boycott.
TOKIO. June 14. (By Asso
ciated Press.) All the Japanese
wishing to reach America before
the exclusion act. becomes effec
tive haye been accommodated and
will sail today and tomorrow.
These. passengers will be taken by
the NYK Mishi Maru. the QSK
Africa and the NYK Kaga Maru
BV HUGE CROWDS
Vice Presidential Nominee
Given Ovation on Depar
ture From! Home
l MARIETTA, Ohio, June 13.
f By Associated Press.) With the
Cheers of 2.SQ9 wellrwlshlng
frl ends, ringing in his ears', Briga
dier General Charles G Dawes,
vice presidential nominee, left
here this afternoon aboard his spe-
fial car- for his home in Chicago.
He was accompanied by his wife
end a number of friends. '
pA few hours' before, "from the
porch of the old Dawes home
stead where he Was born, he told
a gathering of 5,000 citizens "That
f have ; greatefully accepted this
nomination, ' resolved that what
ever it entails, I will do my best."
I Dating the day hundreds of con
gratulatory telegrams ! were re
ceived from friends and political
leaders, including President Cool
ldge and former Governor Lowden
who refused to accept the nomina
tion which1 later was tendered to
General Dawes. K
SMITH DELAYED THREE DAYS
I HONG KONG,. June 14. s(By
"the Associated Press) A wire
less, message received by the Am
erican counsel general from Tour
ane. Anpam. French IndoChiaa,
says the, time of departure of the
American. around-the-word fliers
from that por depends upon the
emplacement of the engine of Lieu
tenant Lowel H. Smith's airplane.
It iq estitnated that it wfll take
three days for a new engine to
reach Smith at Hue, Annam where
be , was -.forced , to land owing to
engine trcjblai.;.: A. u yYy-a
Cleveland Velfarg association, be
fore the biennial convention here
tonight.-, ; .v.;. . " X
; ; "Men pray for. their jobs' because
it Is infinitely more important to
tjienV. than Is their daily ; 'bread,"
Mr. Williams said- iTJie reason is
that bread supports only the body,
while work alone satisfies that
wish for self-respect, which is the
mainspring or the soul of man as
well as of the body. - The job is
the axis of their world."
Mrs. Williams, optimistic of the
future, said: : r " -4V
"1 find the once war-worn peo
ples rested "and beginning to -e'n-9y
a definite moral revival. They
are now ready and anxious to re
spond to the. old voices, of honor
and fairness and nobility which
they once loved,' fcut lost for a
time." ' ' . . " " 7-
In In sensing the let-us-alone
cold-bloodedness of two years ago,
Mrs." Williams added: ' "
"It is fervently to be hoped that
the leaders in-Industry and; poli
tics will be sensitive to the new
wish of millions of workers toen
flch their lives by the means of
the constrnctive partnership of co
pperation, rather than the disap
pointing strategisms and bitterness
Of industrial warfare. ' Give the
working man his job and his self
respect and - capital need have
nothing tp.; fear frog bio,"
COLLEGE YOUTH3, BOTH MILLIONAIHES' SONS, CONFESSED
SLAYERS OF PRANKS BOY, AND PROSECUTOR
This photograph- - was 'made to
Chicago Just after States Attorney
Robert p. Crowe had. obtained a
penf fssnJrom NatA.aJ E. Leo-
Senate Elects Jt$ Head to
Succeed F.i. Mulerand as
VERSAILLES. June 13.rr-(By
The i Associated ; Press) - Gaston
Doumergue, president of the sen
ate today was elected president of
the Republic of France in succes
sion to Alexandre Millerand, who
resigned Wednesday . because of
the opposition to him in parlia
ment.' The' booming of a cannon
at 4:30 o'clock 'this afternoon an
nounced the solution by the sen
ate and the chamber of deputies,
gathered together In national as
sembly, of one of. the grave polit
ical crisis arising from the May
elections. The choosing of M
Doumergue took place in the pres
ence of the usual crush of . invited
notables who bnjise one anoth
er's ribs .in the main galleries of
the Versailles palace in an endeav.
or "to obtain points, of. vantage
from. which to witness the scene.
There were also present a score
f uninvited persons, admitted to
prove that the. ceremony of .elect
ing a chief executive was really a
i Two scandidates were . in the
tleld M.; Doumergue, who receiy
ed 550 votes and. Paul Painleve,
president of the chamber of depu
ties who had 310 adherents. ' Itaol
Peret, former' president ' of the
chamber earlier la the dar an
nfunced his candidacy, for, the
post as the standard bearer of the
center and) right of the chamber,
but later withdrew from the con
test. ." -
- Immediately after the electionj
Premier Frederic . Franco is-Marsal
tendered the resignation of his
cabinet to M. Doumergue.. The
resignation was accepted but M.
Doumergue requested the premier
to continue his routine business
until a new .cabinet, is t formed.
Edoard Herrict, leader of the radi
cal j party, had been requested, to
form a new ministry and undoubt
edly will do so- 1
t M. Doumergue,, senator - from
the Qard department and. head of
the Benate has had a long career
in public life during which he has
been premier and has held several
portfolio in various' ministeriea.
- 15 POSTPONED
Early Advent of Harvest Pre
vents : Farmers . From
. Leaving Homes - " .
An automobile cajavan of the
State Grange, which was to tour
the state, , starting from Salem
June 16 and ending June 24. has
been t indefinitely postponed,- ac
cording , to information received.
here last night from J. C. Cooper
of McMinnville, who j is chairman
of the committee In charge. The
reason for deferring the; junket Is
that .warm weather has brought
hay harvest and cherry and berry
picking earlier, than was expected
and the farmers are unable to
leave home now. , .
HEAT , HITS OKLAHOMA
OKLAHOMA CITY, . Oklav June
13. Hot weather hit Oklahoma
today and 12 cities .reported, tem
peratures otvjt degree
pold. Jr.. and Richard Loebthat
they .kidnapped and murdered
Robert Franks, son px Jacob
Franks retired millionaire jeweler.
2ND ON RECORD
Silas ' Wright of Tennessee
Qnce Declined to Be Run
ning Mate of Polk
NASHVILLE, June 13. Frank
Lowden's ' action .in .declining the
republican rice presidential nomi
nation recalls to Tennesseeans that
Silas Wright, senator from New
York was nominated by the demo
cratic convention in Baltimore in
184V to be the running mate of
James K. Polk, Tennessee's sec
bad president.. By. means of the
rewly constructed telegraph wire
between Washington and - Balti
more, the news, immediately was
made known to Wright in Wash
ington. . -
A devoted friend of Van Buren
defeated' candidate for. the . presi
dential, nomination, he promptly
Indicated his purpose to decline
the honor and in a letter to B F,
Butler, later read to the .conven
tion, f made the" refusal emphatic
, The convention , then named
George M. Dallas for ylce presi
dent. ' '- ' . '
lions "Club Members Con
clude Signature Contest
With' Evening Banquet .
. The even numbers were an
nounced winners in the Lion's club
signature contest at the regular
weekly banquet at the Gray Belle.
The final score was: Evens six.
odds,; 852, The club fut;nished
books to each side, which were to
be tilled with the names of all
the members of the club taken in
their places of business; . The odd
numbers had eight men who made
scores of 100 per cent.
Carle Abrams . was. the main
speaker of the evening, emphasiz
ing l&e oppprjunuies .or,, pyrttvy
inahe club. "The club does not
take the place of the Chamber of
Commerce," he said, "but furthers
it. i Its greatest asset is the friend
ship and happiness it promotes.
Happiness is service, clean Hving.
self forgetfulnss and self respect."
Plans were. - presented . to the
club for f thfe new Lion's sign,
which is jto -be placid in the auto
park soon. 'Tie sign Was (Hesigned
by Ra. Felker, Lioti's ' arist. It
represents Salem by a . large star
from which radiate lines to 'vari
ous valley and coast points designating-
-the directions and dis
tances.'. . . - - ' (
Prinevllle Selected '
-For Legion Meeting
PORTLAND, Or., June 13. In
a. spirited contest rrinevllle was
selected for: the 1925 convention
of the, American legion at a ses
sion of the Btate convention today.
The vote resulted in a victory, for
the central Oregon tqwu by. only
four votes arter 1 Marshf ield had
withdrawn from the field. Prine
vllle received 5 3 votes and Bed
ford 49. . ' '-."'-.-V
, John R. Qulnn, national com-1
mander will . be the ' principal
speaker at the meeting Saturday.
Governor Pierce and the state le
gion commanders of Washington
and ? Idaho also will be speakers.
t The election of officers for the
comtn g? ywar will bo the principal
JcaJirs y t.oaTrow'a r.rc;rari.
lipoid Is shown at the left. Loeb
at ribt Qth tbe prUonera
Jtaeteen years old.
preparations Hade for Dem
ocratic Qonventiqn Wet
Dark Horse Possible
"NEW YORK, June 13. Pollti
cal eyes, which for three days have
been trained on the GOP at Cleve
land were turned today toward
New York city where, the bustle of
activity in anticipation of the na
tionai democratic convention on
June 24. , ''". -
Cordell Hull of Tennessee, chair
man of the party, conferred with
national executive committeemen
and Inspected alterations at Madi
son Square garden, issued a state
ment "attacking; the '..republican
platform and the conduct of the
Cleveland convention. ,
The Smith, and McAdoo bead
quarters received copies of a cir
cular letter, understood to have
been . eent "by the anti-Saloon
league of New York to the dele
gates throughout the nation. In
which It was - charged that the
Smith candidacy ' has collapsed;'
that the "Smith-Tammany-Underwood-Wall
Street" crowd was con
spiring, to nominate an "inoffens
ively wet' dark horse; and that
convention barrooms already were
springing up in the vicinity of
Madison Square Garden. --
Governor Smith declined to com-
the anti-Saloon league
Franklin D. Roosevelt,- character
ized the document as "an abso
lute falsehood, which amounts to
a vicious at.tack upon New York
and all its prominent citizens, republican-
and democratic alike,
who financed the convention here
for the express purpose of dem
onstrating to .delegates and visit
ors that this is just a normal, law
abiding, typically decent American
The letter,' which 'was signed by
Orvllle S. Poland,, general counsel
for the league, advised delegates
that "wef backers hope to force a
deadlock until the visitors1 money
has 2een exhausted by: exorbitant
rrices and the convention is' ready
to be influenced by Tammany-inspired
"They will practice the acts of
'Tammany hospitality.' which Is
never extended or accepted with
out a tacit understanding of some
quid pro quo.' the letter contln-ues.v-t.
:.. : .. . . -;
"They mean to cash in on the
obligation of good fellowship."
,' If a deadlock can be precipi
tated, if r, Poland charges, it is
planned to bring forward the name
of a coalition candidate "who will
not be offensively wet. who is
likely to be somewhat . coloriess,
and will not alienate the support
of any sroup in the convention."
PIERCE TIES OFF
Embargo Against California
Further Modified By Ore
Following a . conference last
night with Dr. W. H. Lytle. state
veterinarian. Governor Walter M.
Pierce announced that he had ap
proved the ' recommendations 1 of
the state livestock sanitary board
for modification of the Oregon em
bargo against the California prod
ucts, to the extent of admitting;
fmifs, vegetables, .and nursery
SHIFTS TO O. If .
Hunf fcr Robbers VI.d V. '
Up Crack Tr: .,
Extended Thrcunhcut i..
LOSS ESTIMATES VA HY
Unidentified Airplzr.: I
Have Been U;:d i i T
ing Loot Away
CHICAGO. June 13. I
for four auto loads of ban K i
last night held t:; a( cr" -
train of the C!iic" , 'tll a
SU Paul railway a few ? .
of Chicago, forceJ mii .
from their cars f !
and escaped with r:cre t
pouches of rehtere-J 1
night, was extended t' :
'Postal officials n;r '
opinion that the taniit? 1 :
porarily tlgded tie c
posses spread about tie t
the robbery and were sx
their way to some distant
The' value of the loot f
still was undetproinf 1 i
estimates raniinj til t' s
from $100,009 to i:ora t
000,000. A. E. Germer, cl.l '
tal Inspector, said he c: I
lieve tbe bandits eec r .
than $100,00 0, I a c.'r: : '
Federal Reserve I . t ; .
Spoils 'said-Lilt; If tcr: . ; x
St 1150,000 cor I t t
stitution were r ' ; ;
bank officials 1 i...YY 1
loot included about 173
signed by tv-i C '- '
national U.u tr
northwest. 'Ystm lz:
they'jtcl.'svcl tLa 1 "...
cash and bonds valjf I
than $2,000,000, Li : ;
opinion oa the fact tl t
eastern mail i3 Ua::'
i Acting on a tip that 11 2 j
would be found in a restaur
tectlveg laU tc '27 x:' ' .
place and arretted a dozen :
eluding poan O'I'arnloa, L
terle and Lrl Vc? c!l
- O'Bannlon, Altcrie rr. 1
were seized a few wee!; t -
raid on a brewery here. All
arrested were taken to t? ' I
huilding for quctioi;ins t r 1 ;
minutes later attorneys re;:
ing them f ':r1 for vrits t! I
corpus for their release. 11
thorities si!d they wc i"
them or relc-asathera by 1 1 '
In addition to the dczes
irt the, raid, four othf r r
were under arrested 1 r
man yr beins held at....,
whlle posft's of dvz.'.j t
and detectives continue 1 t
the country fcr miles' pre "
cago and patrol the road I
to the city.
Confident, that the LcYY : i
the result of' inside laf.-r;
obtained by some ci.a c
ith the postoffico or f ' .
serve bank, jrovernrnert p- '
night were conduct! a t rc
investigation of thU a n j..
A theory that the loot 1.1 1
been cached by the bandits ;
then carried away in an air; '
was held by some effi ;a1i t
after aq airplane was e .a to I
about two miles from Don.!.
111., the scene of the robbtry j
later hop off and head for C
cago. A check up cf tha I
hangars revealed v that no 1 . -
planes were up today, jcstal i
Mr, Germer raid ths H - :
robbery and the recent rai l r
beries at Harvey, III., ar l I '
Harbor ha many similar f . .
and addedthat postal ru.f ri
had been warned recently t t
the lookout for a band ct 1 "YY. '
phla criminals who wcra r- r r r,
to be Joining hands with C: '
robbers for a rail upon C t :
Practically tfcq only trail f .
since the robbory is a t ill
ripped open and thrown t
the road near CrytUl Ldke. I
Neither was mur'.i four-i to a Y. 1 i
the details cf t t rolbcry iv
which was cirri I fit -with i
chine-like preciil- .i aii 1 oa a s
with a daring never bdorc
tempted by (train roller 3 i. ;
Bandits TiiU-t tlin I - ' " '
climbed IrAa tie cr.si.'-i
forced the esslnc-r ti f
train two c.Il t 1 r -
the robbery t -1 t 1 i .
to tbe ?r?t "T'r"
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