The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, August 22, 1931, Page 1, Image 1

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Salem, Oregon, Saturday Morning, August 22, 1931
No. 127.
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Vote is Unanimous Though
- Some Members Cannot :
V Leave Their Jobs
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But General Canvass"
Is not - Planned -
.' After serious and lengthy dls
esslon of the matter last night,
members 'of Capitol Post NoL 9-American-
Legion drum . corps,
without a dissenting rote carried
a motion that they should go to
the national . contention at De
troit, Mich., next month to com
pete for the championship of the
United States. The state cham
pionship, which they won earlier
in the month, does - not mean
much to the crack Salem corps,
they said. .
At Wednesday night's meet
ing the corps members were wor
ried orer the- fact that several of
their number. probably would sot
be able to make the trip, for fi
nancial reasons. As a result the
decision was postponed until
those men would be ready to
state whether they would go with
the corps.
Last night, there was only one
'man lacking of the minimum
uuuiutr oi arummen, trumpeters
ana supernumeraries neeaed to
make up a satisfactory corps.
4itv who h iva nfirtlrinn tat In
nrevlona . national contest with
the drum corps.. The services of
one or more of them - will - be
sought to till the single vacancy.
General Canvass, j
Decided Against ?, , . .
No public campaign Is planned
In raising the fund of $2,500
needed to match the state Le
gion's like appropriation to defer
the expenses of the national com
petition, . it was : announced last
light. Members pi the executive
committee of Capital Post No.. 9
vill busy themselves within the
text few weeks soliciting local
teople for the money. They hope
o raise SI, 000 to $1,500 outside
f the post. ..
The. first drill in preparation
'or- the final march toward the
lational goal will be held Sunday
, nornmg at o dock on ounger
egularly until the corps leaves
"or Detroit. Wednesday,. Septem
er IS. The grand contest will be
itared the following Wednesday
ind the local men will return
tere probably Monday, the 28th.
Invitation was made to the
Irum corps last night fo attend
i district pow-wow of the Legion
vbich is to be held at Stayton
iaturday. August 23. They were
romIsed for their services a sat
sfactory meal and a geheral good
time, including a dance.
Want Youths to
Stay in School, ,
Aid Employment
Representatives of Iowa uni
versities and colleges today
pledged their support to efforts
to keep students in school as a
tep toward relieving the unem
ployment situation.
Heads of 30 Institutions and
representatives of a number of
junior colleges attended a confer
ence called by Agnes SamuelsOn.
state superintendent of public in
struction and dratted plans for a
state wide drive.
PORTLAND, Aug. 21 (AP)
Carl G. Brown hasn't been
worried about hidden dangers .
under his house, but be felt dis
tinctly relieved tonight. .
Excavating for a basement,
he discovered 11 sticks of dyna- :
mite which apparently had been
cached under bis bouse before
he moved In 14 years ago. Po
lice, at his .request, carried the
explosive away and sank It In a '
VtshVwYW ntlllffinrh.
BEND, Aug. 21. (AP) The
Pine mountain forest lookout put
tied for a long time over the or
igin of electricity which sent the
needle of the station static meter,
an instrument used to detect ap
proach of thunder storms, into
convulsions when there was no
storm coming. . .
Today he discovered the cause
a large American flag, part
wool, which whipped in the breeze
above the station. " . ,
. LA GRANDE Aug. .21. (AP)
Fire flrhters were being with
. drawn" by both ;federal and "state
'authorities today from the Cath
erine creek fire east ot Union.
The fire was announced as defin
itely under eontroL, About 75 of.
the 300 fighters were kept on the
job. Total forest acreage burned
was estimated today at 2000.
Thee Millions per
Day Fails to Equal
Cost of U. S.
Over Billion Dollars Annually Spent to Bring
4; Lawless to Justice; Two-Thirds of
j , J Total Spent on Prohibition j j 1
WASHINGTON. -Aug-. 21 (AP) A red ink entry ' of
.more than $1,000,000,000 was recorded today by the
Wickersham committee as but a fragmentary figure for the
cost of crime to the American people. ..- . : r
Declining even to "guess" at the total toll levied by
criminality, the commission nevertheless broke its figures
to show a yearly contributing 0 1 1
item of more than $34,000,000.
chargeable directly to federal pro
hibition enforcement.
Seen as , the first detailed, au
thoritative comparative analysis
of this cost iif dry law history,
the report asserted two-thirds of
all government funds for crim
inal law enforcement were ex
pended upon this one law. It was
estimated as costing 32 cents per
capita annually, and as requiring
1.03 per cent of the annual fed
eral expenditures for all pur
poses. " . j
The bulky, 5 7-page report up
on the "cost of crime" addressed
to President Hoover, pointed out
that despite the page upon page
of Impressive statistics assembled
it waa "wholly impossible" to
reach an accurate total figure.
Goldthwaite II. Dorr and Sid
ney P. Simpson, New York law
yers, who wrote much of the doc
ument explained that limitations
of , time' and funds had made It
Impossible i to obtain totals attri
butable to racketeering, bootleg
ging, extortion, fraudulent bank
ruptcies,' thefts of uninsured
property, bucketshops, and all the
range of confidence games.
Nevertheless, the two experts
piled figure upon figure and sta
tistical table upon table until the
purposely junadded items swept
beyond $1,119,000,000. Even
this - Incomplete analysis pushed
the cost beyond $3,000,000 a day.
BEND. Ore., Aug. 21. (AP)
Telegraphic warrants for the ar
rest of It.; 3. Parsons, until rlx
days ago city attorney of Bend,
on a larceny charge were sent to
day to Los Angeles .and Santa
Barbara. Cal., police by Sheriff
C. L. McCauley.
C. G. Relter, city man :er. sign
ed the warran.. Parsons is charg
ed with keeping $250 given him
to pay A. E. Clark. Portland at
torney, for professional services
Clark recently assisted the city 01
Bend in a suit to colltct $15,000
from the Title & Trust company
of" Portland.
. Parsons resigned effective Aug
ust 15 and left here before tb-t
date: He is also wanted in saiem
on charges of issuing checks
without sufficient f ui.ds.
Youth Drowned
In Lewis River
LONOVIEW, Wash., Aug. 21.
(AP) - Kenneth Scbamake, 19.
was drowned In the Lewis river
three miles east of Woodland.
Wash., this afternoon. The body
was recovered soon after death,
j The boy had been living with
his brother, W. P. ScLamake. on
the latter's Lewis river farm. The
body was taken to a Vancouver,
Wash., undertaking establishment
and will be shipped to Grants
Pass, Ore. for burial. -
OF BU S son
Dynamite Beneath House
Synthetic Storm Traced
Oregon City Woman Hurt
License Roundup is Made
MEDFORD, Aug. 21.- (AP)-
A roundup of motorists driving
automobiles with illegal license
plates netted police 17 arrests. In
the Prospect district near here.
Fourteen of the cars had old Ore
gon plates and three were trucks
with California licenses.
PORTLAND, Aug. 21 (AP)
Possibly fatal Injuries were suf
fered by Mrs. Emily Holternberg,
60. Oregon City, in an automobile
collision here tonight. Four oth
er persons were Injured.
Mrs. Holternberg may have a
skull fracture and broken back,
hospital attendants said. She was
driving ; one of the cars, police
said. -- ' j ; ' .; ,
Angelo Rudo, highway wprker.
was severely stabbed here , today
during an. altercation with John
ny Robinson, negro transient 'Po
lice arrested Robinson. Rndd had
a deep gash. in his back and 'one
finger was nearly severed.
Injuries suffered in, a fall from
a horse caused the death ef LaveU
Crawford, 20, La Grande, here to
day. Crawford hadbeen visiting
near Selnuu
Town Voters Successful in
Opposing Move Though
. Outsiders for it
GERVATS, Aug. 21 (Special)
Dissolution of the Gervals -union
high school district was suc
cessfully Toted down bj the Ger
vals section at a special election
held yesterday, despite the fact
that four of the five other dis
tricts involved voted for the meas
ure and the fifth was lukewarm
on the. subject. The count was
18 against dissolution and 138
for, with Gervals giving 114 of
the nays and only 8 of the yeas.
A majority in each district as well
as in the union of them was re
quired to carry the measure.
Taxpayers of the outlying dis
tricts of the union objected this
year, to remaining in the Gervals
high school, with the prospect of
having to help pay for erection of
a new building. Some of them
favored sending their children to
the Salem high schools.
The union district has been in
effect for the past 10 years. Last
year there were over 100 pupils
The vote by districts was as
. 8
' 7 "
1 7
' 114
Eldriedge .,
Fairfield . .
St. Louis . .
Manning . .
Gervals ...
Totals ...138
(AP) Four American ' mayors
will and one won't drink a non
alcoholic toast to the president of
France tomorrow although May
or John C. Porter sent them a
bottle of water each.
Mayor Porter was a member of
the party of American . mayors
who toured France recently and
walked out on a champagne toast
to President Doumer ot France.
Returning to the United States
Porter expressed bottles of water
to various chief executives of
large American cities and sug
gested they drink it as a toast to
France, Mayor James Key of. At
lanta scoffingly refused.
Mayors B. B. Smith, Kansas
City; Victor Miller, St. Louis; R.
L. Metcalfe, Omaha, and Porter
have decided to drink the toast.
But Mayor Key, whom ' Porter
said "cared very little for water
as a beverage while in France,"
said he would write Porter a' let
ter ot explanation. -
PORTLAND. Ore., Aug. 21
(AP) Mayor George L. Baker
yesterday said lie "might take a
sip of the water" Mayor Porter
had sent him for the proposed
toast to France. '
Girl Released; I
Yates Told He
Should Resign
NEW YORK. Aug. 21 (AP)
Ruth Jayne Cranmer was freed
in $7,500 ball In magistrate's
court today, to face trial on Sep
tember 11 charged with shooting
State Senator Roy T. Tates of
Paterson, N. J. , , ,
While attorneys were engaged
in a sometimes heated argument
to obtain " her ' release pending
formal presentation of a ease of
felonious assault, Tates, center
of a political storm In his home
state, was asked to resign by
John McCutcheon, state control
ler and republican leader. "To
save jpolitical embarrassment to
his party, his ; friends and him
self." ' . i '(-;
Cannon's Bank -
Accounts Eyed
.WASHINGTON, Aug.!. 21 -(AP)
The bank records of Blsh-
nn T m . rannn will tu.,tMl..
fed by the senate campaign funds
committee next week in conclud
ing Its Inquiry Into the complaint
that the churchman failed to ac
count for all the anti-Smith funds
entrusted to him in the 1928 pre
sidential campaign. ;
Abject Desolation Prevails
In Region, Thousands
Already Victims .
Hopelessness Causes Many
To Give up Attempts
; To Reach Safety
HANKOW, Aug. 22 (Satur
day) ( AP) Native portions - of
the Wuhan cities. Hankow, Wu
chang and Tanyang, today were
places of death, destruction and
abject desolation with unknown
thousands already gone to watery
deaths as a result of the unprece
dented floods ot the Yangtse riv
er. -
More than 400,005 persons
were homeless In this district
alone, while destitute scores were
succumbing daily to dysentery
and typnold f ever.
Touring the' native section of
Hankow In a boat, a representa
tive ot the Associated Press saw
thousands of one-story houses en
tirely submerged by water, which
covered the district from ten to
15 feet deep, larger edifices were
collapsing hourly, their founda
tions washed away by the water.
Thousands Taken
From Roof Tops
Military authorities forcibly re
moved thousands of refugees
from root tops but there were
other thousands remaining, hoist
ing a few yards of cloth overhead
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Federals Seize Materials
Of Rebels but Latter
Still Well Armed
HAVANA, Cuba, Aug. 21.
(AP) The curtain of censorship
over eastern Cuba lifted a bit to
day and showed continued guerilla
warfare in the moan Ins about
Gibara, where federal troops
drove the rebels and their "for
eign legion" expeditionary rein
forcements from the town Wed
nesday after hard fightin
Twenty or 25 Insurgents who
took positions In the .Gibara rail
road tunnel held np government
troops for many hours, reports
here said. The lnsuneetlonlsts re
united outside the town. Rebel
bands and federal detachments
skirmfshed along the short moun
tain range near Gibara.
Although the federal army seis
ed much war material, lncluJlng
machine guns, rifles and ammuni
tion. In the assault on Gibarr the
rebels were reported to be still
well equipped.
Among them, reportedly, are
Germans, French, Japanese and
Estimates of the casualties . In
the fighting around Gibara range
from 300 to 600. Government
sources reported 1'our soldiers
dead and eight wounded and to
taled rebel casualties at 43.
At the height of the fighting
2000 government solders and n
estimated 1000 rebels were in
action, according to advices here.
Admits Slaying
Ex-Marine But
Claims Defense
(AP) Pleading- self-defense,
Harry Harper, 28. crippled sea
man, today confessed to San Fran
cisco, police he had beaten Felix
Albert Williams, 3. ex-marine
eorporaI.and then tied him to a
bed In Williams' apartment.
The confession was made, police
said, before Harper knew Wil
liams was dead. The former mar
ine's body was found Wednesday
night by the apartment house
owner. The skull was crushed and
the body was tied to the bed In
"spread-eagle" fashion.
Harper's confession, police said,
related how he had struck Wil
liams with a vase when he feared
Williams would attack him. tied
him to the bed, gagged him with a
handkerchief, and escaped through
a window to the fire escape about
dawn. '. "
Dempsey Sighs
For Reno Fight
RENO. Nov., Aug. 21 (AP)
Jack Dempsey,: former heavy
weight champion, today signed to
meet "the best heavyweight ob
tainable In a four round exhibi
tion bout at the race track arena
here Labor day.?
Les Kennedy of Long Beach Is
being considered as a possible op
ponent, according to Matchmaker
Frankle Neal.
" - 4
VANCOUVER, B. C, Aug. 21
- (AP) Serious forest fires
biased today in scattered sections
of British Columbia, with the
worst In the south Okanogan and.
the east Kootenay districts.
Murder Case
Jurors Still
The Jury deliberating the ease
vi wuruir against AJevia n. (jiara,
former deputy district attorney,
was locked np at 10 p. m with
out having reached .verdict..
The Jury had been out nearly
11 hours and had deliberated 13
hours and 41 minutes.
Clark Is charged also with mur
dering Charles Crawford, wealthy
politician, shot down May 20 In
his office with Spencer. Clark en
the. witness stand said he killed
them both.
Clark claimed he shot la self-
defense as Crawford and Spencer
tried to attack him. ' ; . . ,
Placervillc, 'Residents , are
Battling Flames but
Most Have Fled
BOISE. Ida., Aug. 21 (AP)
A dog-ged crew of fire fighters
battled on the doorsteps of their
homes in Placervllle late today,
spraying water Into an oncoming
forest tire as it crept ever closer
fo this third little village In Its
path. " t
Two towns have been burned
and 1,000 acre sand flat In the
bottom of the creek basin Is
thronged with refugees.
Concern was felt In Placervllle
for the town of Cenlervllle, seven
miles distant. The fire broke
out of control late today virtually
all around the place. Telephone
connections- were burned out.
leaving its fate in doubt. It was
not known whether avenues of
escape were cut for the residents
and fire fighters in the area but
It wis believed there was consid
erable barren space over which
the fire would not burn.
The telephone operator at Pla
cervllle said nearly everyone had
left Placervllle, driven out by
smoke and flames and the ever
Increasing danger that the little
pioneer-village will burnl Nearly
all household goods were removed
last night.
The operator said the fire had
closed in from three dlrectis.
leaving one avenue of escape
where the land is barren from
placer mining.
fire which is thought to have
been started by a dust heat com
bustion tonight totally destroyed
the large well equipped dairy,
bam of A. H. Cedargreen, located
on the highway about one mile
south of town.
Men were milking his 40 head
of cows at the time the fire started
and herded them to safety. Ce
dargreen'a son reports that he
heard a muffled report In the
bay mow shortly before the fire
was noticed and it is thought that
the sound was made by theeom
bustion. The barn equipped with milking
machines, water .fountains, and
electricity along with an adjacent
milkroom and its contents, which
was destroyed, were partially
covered by insurance. About 75
tons of hay were also burned.
Had It not been for the help ot
the Monmouth fire department
and heroic work of men of the
community the large family home
and machine shops would have
been-destroyed. Conditions were
such that a brisk wind would
have made It impossible to. save
any of the buildings.
Gambling in Big
Stakes Noted in
Fujimura's Case
NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (AP)
Authorities Investigating the
mysterious disappearance of
Hisashi Fujlmura. from the liner
Belgenland, tonight learned the
millionaire Japanese Importer
engaged In high stakes poker
games aboard the vessel.
Further Information . will be
sought tomorrow In view of . the
fact three men Identified by offi
cials of the line as professional
shipboard gamblers . joined the
cruiser at Halifax. s
Members of a . musical trio
aboard the vessel reportedly
spoke of seeing Fujlmuaa gam
bling for big sums. J. Edward
Lombard, assistant district at
torney. Indicated he would . at
tempt: to communicate with the
musicians tomorrow..
Exr University
..; Employe Weds
" LOS ANGELES. CaL, Aug; ' 21
(AP) Gertrude ' Stephenson,
former assistant registrar of the
University of Oregon, will be
married to Superior .Judge Carl
A. Stutsman, Los Angeles, next
Wednesday, the latter said today.
The marriage will take place at
Riverside, CaL. v '
Take off ;f or Nemuro After
- Lengthy Delay due to
Carburetor, fog
Had Covered" One-Third of
Distance at Report
. This Afternoon
TOKYO, Aug. 22 (Saturday)
(AP) The department ot
Smmunlcatlona reported recelv
g a radio from Colonel and MrV
Charles A. Lindbergh.-' in which
theygave their position at 2:30
p.m. (1:30 a.m., EST) as south
west of Itump Island, about one
third the distance between Maro
ton bay - and their destination.
NemurC. . '
They were traveling at a speed
of approximately 100 miles an
hour., the message said, at an al
titude of 2000 feet.
. Some fog was encountered.
KEMURO, Japan, Aug. 22
(Saturday) (AP) Colonel and
Mrs. Lindbergh took off from
Muroton bay on Sbimushlro isl
and In the Kuriles at 2:10 p.m.,
Saturday (3:10 p.m. PCT Friday)
for . a flight of about 400 miles
to Nemuro.
Weather reports received by
the Ochllshl radio station here in
dicated favorable conditions at
Ithnrup island on their southward
flight to Neruro. However dense
fogs were reported at the south
ern end ot Kunashiri Island,
which Is that body of land direct
ly north of here. It was assum
ed here that Col. ,' Lindbergh may
fly to the north of Kunashiri.
following Yetorof strait and
thence to Nemuro. The weather
here was clear.
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 21
(AP) The Portland milk district
Is to have an arbiter who will be
to the milk Industry what Judge
Kenisaw Mountain Land Is Is to
baseball and Will Hayes is to the
r:ovies. Responsibility of nam
ing the czar was placed on Dr.
W. J. Kerr, president of Oregon
State college, . today.
The action was taken at a
meeting of representatives of pro
ducers and distributors over
which Dr. Kerr presided. Kerr
said he would make his decision
In municipal court today. In
definite continuance ot cases, in
which selling mis-labeled milk
is charged against managers of
seven milk distributing concerns,
was denied by Judge Stadter.
Rabbi Henry J. Berkowitz and O.
M. Plummer, members ot the
mayor's commission which helped
end the recent milk war. spoke in
favor of the continuance. !
Murder Charge
List in Harlan
Trouble Grows
i -
HARLAN. Ky., Aug. 21 (AP)
To the list of 102 murder
charges previously returned as a
result of labor disorders In the
Harlan county coal fields, the
grand jury today added nine
Today's murder Indictments
name three men on three charg
es each in connection with a clash
last May at Evarts in which four
men were slain. Those accused
are Bill Hudson. Jack Smith and
Happy -Jack Goodwin, alias Otto
Mills. Hudson already Is In jail,
Goodwin is on bond and Smith
had not been apprehended.
Linus Pauling, Honored
Word that Dr. Linus Pauling,
30-year-old associate professor of
chemistry at the California Insti
tute of Technology, had been
chosen "the outstanding young
chemist of America" was received
with much Interest here yesterday
since Pauling was married . here
nine years ago to a local girL He
is to receive a $1000 prize at the
annual convention of the Ameri
can Chemical society September
Mr, and Mrs. Pauling plighted
their, troth here nine years ago
at the home of Mrs. Walter
Spaulding who is the sister of
Ava Helen- Miller who became
Pauling's wife. Mrs. J. U. Camp
bell, wife of Justice Campbell of
the state supreme court. Is an
aunt of Pauling. .
. , Mrs. Pauling , was graduated
from Salem high school in 1911
and was valedictorian of her
class. .She is a gifted pianist and
studied music, under Mrs, Paul
Petri at Corvallls and later stud
led In Germany. Her first music
teacher was Professor 'Franklin
Leaner who is now visiting In
Salem from Christian college, Co
lumbia, Mo., where he la a fac
ulty member. -
lore Jystpders
iy Gangster
'Alter Payro
Trio of Youths
Held in Eugene
For Theft Here
' EUGENE. Ore., Aug. 21 (AP)
Notified today that an automo
bile had been stolen in Salem from
C. H. Kane, police here arrested
William. Plrtle. 24, Dan Murray.
17. and Frank Rose. 17, as they
entered town assertedly2- In the
stolen machine. - ' ?
C. H. Kane, 7I Norway street.
reported to Salem police head
quarters yesterday that his auto
mobile bad been stolen sometime
between 11 and 12 e 'clock from
Trade and Commercial -streets.
Sergeant Asa Fisher and Offi
cer Don Nicholson returned the
youths to Salem last night.
W. U. Registrar Throws his
Son out Window When
Flames Surround
W. H. Tennant. registrar of
Willamette university, and his
son 8. were near victims to a
fire which broke out about 3:30
Friday morning in an eight room
house on Crolsan creek into
which they had Just moved their
household effects from a town
" Awakening In the early morn
ing the pair found themselves
nearly surrounded by flames
from the burning, house. Ten
nant had only time to throw the
youngster through he downstairs
bedroom window and grab a suit
of clothes before he was forced
to flee. A trunk from the kitchen
was the only oher property
saved. All of the other house
hold goods, personal effects of a
lifetime, and . valued mementos
were destroyed.- -
Had Mr. Tennant acted on the
suggestion, of his son that they
sleep in a bed upstairs tbeir nar
row escape might have become a
tragedy. . They slept downstairs
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ORIFINO, Ida., Aug. 21
(AP) One man was killed and
three dangerously Jiurt tonight
when a motor stage carrying 20
forest, fire fighters plunged over
the Oro Grand creek grade near
here while en route to a forest
fire front.
The report received here said
the dead man was J. Kane, hired
here today to fight the French
creek, fire. Names of the Injured
were not learned.
The stage was In charge of
Wallace McClosky, Orofino, driver
for the Gaffney Transportation
company. The injured and the
dead man were being returned
here, and were expected early to
morrow morning.
(AP) The post office, depart
ment has been assured by the As
sociated Press, the United Press
and the International News Serv
ice that they will not distribute
news matter relating to sweep
stake lotteries. ,
Known Here
, The award Pauling . is to re
ceive goes - to ' the person who Is
adjudged to have done the' "most
outstanding research in pure
chemistry conducted by a scien
tist -who is on the threshold of
his career "and not over 30 years
of age-
A committee of seven of the
world's most distinguished chem
ists selected the recipient of the
honor, and in view of the fact
that the prize is being-awarded
for the first .time, the work ef
every outstanding young chemist
In the country was investigated
before Dr. Pauling was selected.
The research for which the lo
cal scientist has been honored
lies In the field of quantum me
chanics (the. study of -the -movement
of the smallest particles of
matter), and the nature of the
chemical "bonds . (the invisible
forces which ; bind " elements to-'
gether). ' " ' ' : -' . .
-He has found that electrons do
not move about the .nuclei of
atoms in the way Newton sup
posed," but that- when movements
in molecules . (smallest . divisible
parts of compounds) are studied.
the motion more nearly approach
ea the Newtonian Idea, s
But This Time Trio of
Bandits Killed in
Running Battle
2 Policemen die'' and
Four are Among
- Wounded 7
NEW YORK. Aug. 21 (API-
Two policemen and three gang
sters were shot to death in a run
ning pistol battle which followed
a J4000 payroll robbery in uptown
New York late today. .
When the smoke had cleared.
10 persons caught it the splashes
ot crossfire, including Gloria Lo-
pex, four-year-old daughter of a
fireman, lay wounded, some of
them seriously. -,.-- ,
Three ot the wouaded were po
lice officers who had taken np tht,
chase In the Bronx, across town to
a point In Inwood, far up on Man
hattan Island.
It was the third time in recent
weeks that bystanders had been
shot down in the hail of gunfire
between gunmen or in police ef
forts to capture crinrl-iL. The
fighting broke out in five places
nearly all in quiet residential dis
tricts. The holdup occurred in an al-
eyway off East 133d street, the
Bronx, where the robbers had been
lying in wai for the 34916 pay
roll. Payroll is Carried
With Police Guard
Lloyd Fomhoff, manager of the
Mendoza Fur . & Dyeing works.
drove into the alley with the mon
ey At his side sat Policeman Wal
ter J. Webb, 39.
The holdup men sprang out ot
concealment and opened fire. One
of the first' bullet3 fired bored
tbroughWebb's metal shield and
into his chest. Tb.9 gunmen
snatched the payroll from Foa
hrff and fled in a taxicab. Webb'
died in a few minutes on the way
to a hospital.
Westward across the Bronx the
holdup band fled. Emergency'
police squads set out, sirens
screaming. At East 169th street
and Boston road -ue fugitives
spied Policeman Edwin V. Church
ill overtaking them on a motor
cycle. They opened fire. Churchill
catapulted from his machine, ser
iously wounded. He died tonight.
Truck Stops Wild
Career of Death
Next a traffic policeman an
four.passersby crumpled before a
volley. ''
Then the killers came to the
end of their wild career. A. big
truck rolled across in the path of
their car and brought1 it to aa
abrupt halt.
Eight detectives -pened fire at
close range and the driver of the
cab, Herbert Haese. 27, fell dead.
Another burst of shots and the
two passengers slumped to the
floor of the cab. They were taken
to a hospital but were dead upon
One of the slain gunmen was
identified as John Brecht, 25. of
the Bronx. His compan on was
not 'immediately identified.
In the taxicab were - re revo'v-
ers, a large amount of ammuni
tion and the stolen payroll.
Butler Request
Fdr Retirement
To be Granted
(AP) Major General S medley D.
Butler's application Tor retire
ment from the marine corps baa'
President Hoover's approval .with
the understanding that his serv
ices, will be readily available in
case they are needed.
"I assume that if General But
ler wishes to retire the authori
ties will approve," the president
said today. "The general Is a
very distinguished and gallant of
ficer and I have no doubt that tf
the. country has need it can al
ways secure his services.
The 50-year-old veteran applied
yesterday for retirement October
1 after ? 2 years of spectacular
service In Cuban waters, the Phi
lippines, China, Panama, Nica
ragua, Mexico, Haiti and France
At present he Is commanding the
Quantico, Va marine post.
Prices For Oil
Begin to Climb
Toward Dollar
(AP) Petroleum began to climb
the price ladder today, mounting
well toward dollar oil and appar
ently avguriag -higher prices for
gasoline in the'near future. '
As the Texas company, impor
tant mid continent .buyer, -posted ,
Increases in four states. Gov. WU'
Ham H. Murray said he believed
major purchers would agree by
Monday to $1 a barrel the top
at which he will permit the open
ing of his state's monster pro