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The OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, Oregon, Saturday Morninjr. May 14. 1932
Proof Baby was Kidnaped by
1, Group That got-Woney
! Deemed Absolute
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fag fh hahy first or not. Let na
know about that w don't t
nother way. Because we ..don't
like to glre up. If 70a are willing
to accept thla deal pot those la the
accept money is ready V ,'
Was to be Told r :
Eight Hoars Later 7 . ..
The: note said that within eight
hours after the money was paid
Condon would be advised where
te find the baby.
There were additional negotia
tions after which the money;
50.o0 Instead of 170.000 was
paid. One letter was mailed from
atation ME" at Atlantic avenn In
Brooklyn and another from sta-
tion "JT at 20S West 9th street
la "New York. Each letter was
addressed to Mr. Dr. John Condon.
v - Dr. 'Condon received 4n March
9 a letter bearing tho strange
amybol which later served as the
rUgnatnre for farther communica-
t.ViJons with the supposed kidnapers.
- The letter askd Dr. Condon to ob
tain authorization to act as Inter
mediary and to pay orer $70,000
r- as ransom, an Increase of $20,000
over the sum asked In the original
Bote left at tn Lindbergh home
en the niht of the kidnaping.
' According to the Bronx -Home
t" Dr. ICondon obtained such au
thorization., Colonel Lindbergh
was said to hare been convinced
.that he was in communication
wit a the kidnapers. But Dr. Con
don proceeded cautiously. lie ob
tained; from Col. and Mrs. Lind
bergh two large pins with which
the baby's blanket had been fas-
: tened to the crib. He also learned
from ! Colonel Lindbergh about
. the child's favorite toys a lion,
:" tin elephant and a double humped
, cameL; Colonel Lindbergh said the
; .fcabywas able to pronounce the
name of these toys clearly.
On the night of March 12 Dr.
Condon met the messenger pur
porting to come from the kidnap
ers In Woodlawn cemetery. He
carried with him the three toys
1 and the two safety pins. He
ahowed . the man the pins and
abked him if he knew where they
. , "Sure I do," the messenger
A said. "They were used to pin the
: blanket to the crib."
Pleaded for Look -At
; Dr. Condon pleaded to be tak
. en to the child. He wanted to be
- . sure of identifying the baby. The
" messenger refused.
"Take m to the baby." Dr.
Condon begged. "Ton hare an au
tomobile. Take me there. You are
armed. You could shoot me, or
t yoiri friends could shoot me. I
Y will 'go alone with you to any
place.; Let me see the child and
I will see that you get your mon-
s ins messenger looted out on
Jerome avenue as if trying to see
someone in Xrb darkness.
- "Your friend Is with you?" ask
ed Drj Condon. "Yes I might hare
known. Why not call him. I will
go with both of you. Two against
one. The only thing I want is the
baby." - .. .
, -. "No," the messenger is quoted
saying. "i must not call my
mend. He would kill! him, and
must ;not bring you i back with
met" i -
He j assured Dr. Condon, how-
i-ever, . that he would send him
he baby's overall .sleeping gar
:"' went. 1
On March Iff, according to the
Bronx newspapers. Dr. Condon
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WHERE UNDBERGH BABY'S BODY WAS FOUND f
1 : :" 1 j -
Map telephotoed from New York
tween Horelr and Princeton where
received the suit and It was iden
tified by Colonel Lindbergh as
the baby's. Then the kidnapers'
"program" waa outlined In a let
ter and subsequently the $50,000
ransom was paid over after sev
eral other communications with
the supposed abductors.
Had Urged Payment
Mrs. Lindbergh, It was said.
was one of the first to urge pay
ment of the money. Colonel Lind
bergh gave Dr. Condon written
authorization to pay $70,000. This
waa the sum Dr. Condon carried
with him to the cemetery at the
next meeting with the supposed
"You know," Dr. Condon Is
quoted as saying to the kidnapers'
representative, "the reason' why
there was delay la that we had a
hard time scraping up money.
Colonel Lindbergh hasn't all the
money the newspapers say he
"We will be satisfied with $50.-
000,"' the raesenger is said to
have blurted out, nervously.
"That's fine," said Dr. Condon.
I'll get the money for you right
He returned to the automobile
In which Colonel Lindbergh waa
seated, told him of the develop
ments, removed $20,009 from the
package containing the ransom
money and returned with $50,
000 which he paid to the kid
naper, according to the copyright
ed story published today.
A varied musical program with
several short talks Interspersed
and the introduction of a number
of political candidates featured
the Salem Heights community
club program last night, the Sa
lem chamber furnishing the proM
gram. It was one of a group of
programs put on by the Salem
chamber. Douglas McKay, presi
dent, talked od the chamber's
road program and Sheldon F,
Sackett talked on "Current Polit
The Confident Interne
city show Mt. Bo se hill about two
the body of tn e Lindbergh baby
By OLIYB M. DO AX
WARNER BROS. CAPITOL
Today Heln Twelvetrees
in "Panama Flo".
WARNER BROS. ELSINORE
Today Sylvia Sidney, Ches-
ter Morris in "The Miracle
Today George O'Brien in
Today William Farnum
OFFICE IS JUDGE
L. G. Lewelling, newly named
judge of the third Judicial district
of Oregon, took his oath of office
Friday at Albany and resigned as
district attorney of Linn county,
sending both his resignation and
his oath to Salem lata yesterday
afternoon. The new judge expects
to begin his duties Monday. His
oath waa administered- by A. K.
McMahan, member of the law
firm of Marks, McMahan and La-
welling. The judge Is withdrawing
as a member of the firm.
M. D. Shanks of Lebanon, new
ly named district attorney of Linn
county, took his oath of office
Friday before his law partner.
Senator Samuel M. Garland. , He
sent his oath of office to Salem
last night. He said yesterday he
would name a deputy for his of
fice within a few days. i
miles southeast of Hopewell J
was found Thursday by WUUaalof the baby would be 19ft there I
snn CLUB FOR
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committee was also elected, .con
sisting of Mrs. Clifford W. Brown,
M. Clifford Moynlhan. both of Sa
lem, Keith Powell of Woodburn,
David H. Looney of Jefferson,
Custer E. Ross of Silver ton, Henry
C. Porter of AumsvIIIe and E. M
Page of Salem.
The club was organised with a
signed up membership of approxi
mately 250 names, and more are
to be obtained. Those who cir
culated the petitions and called
for the meeting reported much en
thasiasm among the signers and
stated that little opposition waa
encountered, indicating that Stel
war would run in this county
abreast of the field, with probab
ly a majority over all other candi
Upon Mr. McGilchrlst'a election
as president, he responded, calling
tho club's attention to the fact
that Senator Steiwer was at his
desk in Washington, attending to
the business of the voters of Ore
gon, and that his friends in Ore
gon owed It to him to carry on tha
campaign with no less enthusiasm
because of the senator's absence
from the state.
Reports were given from dif
ferent parts of the state, one re
port coming from Douglas county.
indicating that the aenator waa
strong there. Another report from
Wasco and Hood River counties
Indicated that he would coma out
of that territory with a substan
tial majority. Reports also eama In
from Linn, Benton and Lincoln
counties. In all these places, re
ports indicated that Senator
Steiwer would far outdistance any
other candidate In the race.
Max Gehlhar. state director of
agriculture, Friday sent a tele
gram to the minister of agricul
ture, Ottawa. Canada, urging that
the quarantine established there
April t, which afreets the Im
portation of strawberries and
vegetables produced 'In Wasco
: and Hood River counties, be lift
ed or modified.
Gehlhar requested that the Im
portation of these crops into Can
ada be allowed, provided they
were certificated by the state ag
The telegram said the Infes
tation, upon which tha quaran
tine order was based, was discov
ered approximately 1000 miles
from Hood River and Wasco
Five Industrial :
There were five fatalities la
Oregon due to Industrial accidents
during th week ending May 12,
according to a report prepared by
th stat industrial accident com
Th victims were Glen B. Lloyd,
Tillamook; Kenneth P a r k r.
Hammond; Arvo M. RInell, Astor
ia, and Grant Taylor, Shaniko.
There were 411 accidents re
ported to th commission : during
th week. -
Petitions to place a: measure
providing; for redistribution of
motor vehicl charges on th No
vember ballot will, be circulated
within th next few days, Oswald
West, sponsor, ;; announced . Fri
day. ' ' . . . , .
it will requlr IT.OSft ' algna
tures to insure th measure being
referred to th voters In Novem
ber - ' .
BETHANY, May is Mrs. Os
car satara was taken to th SO-
verton hospital Tuesday afternoon
and Wednesday , morning under
went a major operation. Sh
reported as getting along as well
Such is Conclusion From
Evidence Revealed as
Death Mads Known -
Contbra4 tnm pace 1)
adulu ran . several blocks to
which, war : tha automobile
going. Tha ear, drrren by Colonel
H. Norman Beawartkopf, state po
lio head, was preceded to a cre
matory la Linden br a hearse
bearing tha little oak casket.
Fifty or more outsiders . wno
had gathered around tha place
ware requested to leave.
Body Cremated 1
Father Looks On
When the grounds had been
cleared tha casket was taken from
tha hearse Into tha banding, fol
lowed by Colonel Lindbergh. Colo
nel Schwarzkopf and
The three suenuy wiinessea me 1
mtmittnn. Tbv aaw the bodv I
lowered into the retorts by three I
engineers and assistants. I
Without visible emotion, they I
peered for & moment through the
transparent opening provided for
Then the bereaved father turn
ed to the superintendent of the
crematory, shook his hand, and
MI thank you
The party left In the same au
tomobile In which they had ar
rived. It waa understood the ashes
overnieht. A Trenton undertak
ing establishment waa Instructed
to call for them tomorrow. Where
they win be taken waa not re
Thus waa written the last chap
ter In the tragic story of the
world famous Charles Augustus
Lindbergh, Jr., whose lit waa
snuffed out before he was 21
Bnt officialdom backed by
outraged nubile opinion and spur
red by President Hoover himself
Into making thla tha most inten
sive manhunt the world haa ever
known displayed a desire to
writ a sequel to the story.
Tha call frcm the Whit House
for a search "never to be relaxed
until those criminals are Implac
ably brought to Justice" was thai
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lowering her -ship's ladder and
maneuvering It aa near as possi
ble to the lifeboat.
Captain Manning and his crew
caught the ladder and the flier
was carried aboard. The sea waa
running too high to aalvage ei
ther the lifeboat or the plane.
The pilot. Relcfaers, was placed
immediately under tha case of
Captain George Fried and Har
ry Manning have been often in
volved In Atlantic rescue opera
tions, and probably their most
noteworthy effort was the rescue
of the entire crew of the steam
ship Florida, TOO miles off the
Virginia cape January 24, 1929.
Gather Here at
Members of the State Associa
tion of Bottlers will assemble here
this evening for 6:20 o'eldck din
ner, at th Gray Belle reslaurant
followed by a speaking and dis
cussion program. Thirty men are
expected to attend.
Edward Burns of Portland, se
cretary of th Northwest Canners'
association and of th Vinegar
Manufacturers' association, will be
the main speaker, on the subject.
L. M. Ramage, S41em beverage
manufacturer. Is state president.
All of th local bottlers are help
ing as a host committee.
Mott Invited to
Talk at Session
James W. Mott,' stat corpora
tion commissioner, has been In
vited to address th western divi
sion ef th National association of
securities commissioners on the
subject of financial racketeering
at its annual convention to be
held in Salt Lake City June IS.
Mott'a work of ridding Oregon
of ' so-called "financial outlaw
corporations' haa attracted wide
attention in other states. -
Mr. Mott is chairman of th
Building and Loan committee of
th National association of securi
ties commissioners and vice-pres
ident of th western division of
th association. '
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fording voters more Information before the primary, Friday. May 29
Charles K. Spanlding
Candidate for Republican X
inatlosKfor Stat Senator
t Statement mad hy Charles K.
Spanldln In rapport of his caa
dldaeyjor tha republican nomina
tion as state senator from Marlon
- T was born In Leavenworth,
Kansas, January IS, IS If. Moved
to San Francisco eight years later
and on to Portland, Oregon, at
tha ago of 11 years. My education
was obtained In the Portland pub
lic schools. Later I moved to my
father's farm near Dayton. Next
I worked in Dayton, In L. L. Bay
lor's drug atora as druggist and
on Tha Dayton Herald as type
setter. "I waa married la 1884, and
two years later started la tha log-
ging and lumber business which I
umi, 1 nave suao oea conoeciN
with banklnr and with tha nuln
and paper Industries.
"I have held bnt on electice
office city councilman before
being appointed a member of the
Oregon state senate by Governor
Meier to sueeeed the late Senator
Reynolds. I had never had any po
litical aspirations then came the
appointment as a member of the
Oregon State Highway commis
sion. Both of these appointments
came without any solicitation on
my part. "
a ud UBiaiuifitua ion ta m huuw
The paramount Issue, nnder
tnft pre86nt economic conditions.
1 believe to be the unemployment
situation. I advocate rotation of
work which means shorter hours
thereby giving more people a
chance to earn some money this
should be carried out particularly
In state activities.
"I advocate a $0 reduction of
automobile license fees with
additional one cent gaa tax.
"I advocate no more Issuing of
bonds by the highway commission
without the consent of the people
or the legislature.
"I favor further reduction in
state and governmental activities
a JL Rntdif f
Republican Candidate for N
lnation m County Sheriff
The statement made by C. A.
Ratcllff, candidate for the repub
lican nomination as sheriff, fol
lows: "For 44 years I have been a
resident of Oregon, for the great
er part of that time a resident of
"As a young man I taught
school In this state and later serv
ed seven years tn the Philippines
as district supervisor of schools in
a district of 40.000 people which
position carried heavy responsi
bilities for the supervisor waa en
tirely responsible for all school
administration. Including con
struction of buildings, employ
ment of teachers and all thinga
Incidental to the work.
"I have had four years experi
ence as office manager for a
wholesale , electrical firm and
worked for aome tlm in the cost
accounting division of the Oregon
State Industrial accident commis
"For SO years I hare been a
taxpayer of thla county and my
llfetlme'a savlnrs are invested
her. Now the taxes exceed the
rental value of my land. Condi
tlona demand. that there be re
trenchment In the operating costs
of government and aueh reduction
must J effected In order to bring
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th tax burden within the ability
of the taxpayer to pay. It la time
for some changes that will bring
about reductions In governmental
costs. I have always worked and
votd for what seemed to me to
b th best Interests of th tax
payers, bat have never . befor
been a candidate for office. -
I ana a fruit grower and have
been active in farmers cooperative
associations. For eight years I
have been secretary-treasurer f
th Salem Cooperative Prune
Growers and this year have been
actively engaged as manager with
tha result that th . operating
costs have been greatly reduced.
"There Is need for economy in
tha operation of th sheriff's of
flee. There Is need for aetiv ef
fort to prevent crime, to appre
hend criminals, and to give every
part of Marlon county affective
police protection. Th sheriffs
fore should co-ordlnat with th
stat police. If nominated and
elected I will make every effort
to fully meet these needs aad to
give th people of Marlon county
th aervice to which .they are -en
titled from th sheriffs office.
"I do not and never have used
intoxicating liquors. If elected I
will fulfill my oath of office to
the best of my ability which re
quires that I enforce all laws with
exception to none. I would my
self be a criminal If I did other
wise. "A vote for me Is a vote for a
new deal in the sheriffs office
Dare W. Pugh
Candidate for Marion Co. Rep
resentative In Stat Legislature
Dave'W. Pugh Is well known
in Salem there he haa lived for
many years and where he
been successful in his business ex
In makinr public a statement
of th program he follows In seek
ing office, Pugh states
"Stand for election of Game
Commission by vote of the people
making It self supported by the
'Economise by eilminatlag bu-
reaua ana commissions rawer
thaa cutting the workingmaa's
TOMORROW at Z P. r.L
She cam alon . . . te keep a renderous with a stranger . . .
a man who held her la his arm a . . . and gave her It minutes
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SIDNEY FOX . GUY KIBBEE
"No" new legislation that will
"School tax is "getting top bea-
tt, eliminate the school bus, stop
turning professional men out or
our schools at public expense.
Fundamental education 1 suffi
cient during these time. "
The . best education : .1 j hav
ever received was to learn that
hard work was not injurious but
necessary. . , , .
"I - am a native of Marion
W. C. Pettyjohn
Candidate for Legislator fi
W. ' C - Pettyjohn, republican
candidate for nomination for rep
resentative in Oregon legislature
was bora on a farm six miles
southwest of Salem. He resides'
at present on a part of the orig
inal holding of hia grandfather
who crossed th plains In 1847.
Mr. Pettyjohn was educated In
th schools of Marion county and
th Oregon Normal school at
It nominated and elected he
pledgee himself to "use his best
NEW YORK. May IS (AP)
The Daily News says police are
of the belief that one Brooklyn
rang leader is marked for speedy
death as the result of a $500,000
swindle plot nipped In the bud
45 minutes after the Lindbergh
babys body was found.
The paper ssys the plan was
for one beer and alcohol gang to
fleece another out of tie vast
sum on th promise of delivering
th Lindbergh baby to their ri
The hoax collapsed,' the Daily
News says, when the plotters were
apprised of the ghastly discovery
near Lindbergh's home nearly two
hours befor even the newspapers
learned the body had been found.
The deal between th rival gun
men was being discussed wnen
the newa came.
Five men are resorted under
arrest in connection with the
gtranro plot which police believed.
i the News said, would have pre-
cipltated the greatest gang mas-
sacra In the history of the east.
LAST TIMES TODAY
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