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TRY OUR WANT ADS columns and you'll surely be pleased with, the RESULTS. The charge is small and the results BIG. Convince yourself—others have. ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS by Special Leased Telegraph Wire OGDENSBURG, N. Y., TUESDAY, NOV. 3, 1925. EXCLUSIVE FEATURES Woman's' Magazine Page, Dr. Brady, The Sportlight, Briggs, Mutt & Jeff, The Gumps, Bringing Up Father, Mom & Pop, Gap Stubbs, Benny's Notebook. PRICE 3 CENTS TWELVE PAGES PROSECUT COL NOTORIOUS BANDIT DIES FROM Officer Ends Career Of \Dutch\ Anderson But Pays With Life Detected While Passing Counterfeit Bills, Chap- man's Pal Mortally Wounds Detective Who Grabs Smoking Gun and Turns It on Owner MUSKEGON, Mich., Nov. 2. (By The Associated Press) —The inexorable hand of the law has cut the last notch in the gun of the notorious George (Dutch) Anderson; and the notch stands for Anderson \ himself. Anderson, gunm afoap Anderson, gunman pal of the \super criminal\ Gerald Chapman, and the man whose face, stares from thousands of \wanted\ placards in post- offices and jails across the con- tinent, was dropped by a bul- let from his own revolver, wrested from him by Detective Charles Hammond. Death overtook Anderson Satur- day night, but it was not until to- day that he was identified. It was not a clear victory for the law, because Anderson, with his last shot, mortally wounded Detective Hammond in an alley near the heart of downtown Muskegon. Even, as Anderson, lay in the morgue Saturday night with his identity unknown, he was shrouded in a ghoulish glamor not -wasted on a thug of lesser crime record. Police for several hours believed the dead man was Martin Durkin, Chicago's \steel vest\ slayer. Identification of Anderson was made positive today, hovyever, •when it was found that the finger- prints and Bertillon measurements of the dead man tallied with those of Anderson. A Federal opera? tive from Toledo, Ohio, who knew Anderson personally, was expect- ed here tonight to complete the identification. It was a strange jest of fate that Anderson, sought everywhere by the cracic operatives of the secret service, should aie in a small Micnigan city at the hands of a small city detective. Anderson, late Saturday after- noon, entered a Muskegon confec- tionery store and purchased a :box of candy. He tendered a $20 bill in payment, received his change, and sauntered out. It was the same procedure he had followed in Flint, Lansing, Saginaw and other Michigan cities during the last months, always escaping detection. He tried the trick once too often, however. The shop keeper, skeptical of the bill's genuineness, crossed the street to a ;bank where the cashier confirmed his suspic- ions. He called the police and with Detective Hammond walked into the afternoon crowds on Western Avenue. \There's the man,\ he said, pointing to Anderson. \If he isn't the one who passed the bill, he at least was in the store.\ Hammond collare dAnderson and started toward the police station •with him. When they had gone a short distance\ Anderson jerked away, pulled a revolver and began, firing. The first two shots went •wild as Anderson ran into an alley. Hammond collared Anderson and its holster, buttoned beneath his coat, but he followed his man into the alley in the face of the gun- fire. As he grabbed Anderson the latter fired, the bullet penetrating the detective's lungs and liver. Mortally wounded, Hammond •wrestled with Anderson and jerked the wearpon irom. Anderson's hands. He fired one shot. The men fell, almost together. Patrolman George Thompson, attracted by the shots, ran up to them. \Get him, he got me,\ Hammond gasped, whereupon. Thompson fir- ed a shot into Anderson's body. It was the shot fired by Hammond however, that killed the gunman, the bullet striking near the heart. .Hammond, assisted by two officers, walked to police head- quarters where he turned in Ander- son's revolver. He then was taken to a hospital where he died two hours later. LUTHERAN DOCUMENT FOUND TO BE DUPLICATE NEW YORK, Nov. 2.— (AP).— The News Bureau of the Nation- al Lutheran Council announced to- day that, although it is of histori- cal importance, the document re- cently found in Nuremberg, Ger- many, is not the original of the Augsburg confession. The Nurem- berg document is a -copy of the original confession, which forms the doctrinal basis' of the Luther- an church, it was stated. WRITER DIES FROM WOUND BY POET LIMA, Peru, Nov. 2.—(AP)— Edwin Blmore, a writer, who .was •wounded by a bullet at the hands of Carlos Chocano, poet laureate of Peru, on Saturday, disci this after- noon. Called To Account GEORGE \DUTCH\ ANDERSON oe FROM DOUBLE CAUSE • J! Witnesses Tell of Mysteri- ous Events at Klan Leader's Home NOBLESVILLE, Ind., Nov. 2 — (AP)—The poison which Madge Oberholtzer took in a Hammond hotel was not alone responsible for her death, Dr. Virgil H. Moon, pathologist, testified today in the trial of D. C. Stephenson, Earl Gentry and Earl Klenck for her murder. Dr. Moon answered two hypo- thetical questions put by the state to show that alleged mistreatment, following abduction contributed to her death April 10, 29 days i».er she disappeared from her home. The witness gave as his opinion that complications of injuries and poison caused her death, and that neither in itself would have proved fatal. Miss Beatrice Spratley, register- ed nurse, testified in detail regard- ing her ministrations to Miss Oberholtzer from March 17 to April 10, when she lay dying at her home. Detectives Jesse McMurtry, Ben Lansing and Frank McDonald of Indianapolis, told almost identical stories of the arrest of Stephensori. He behaved, they said, on cross examination, in a gentlemanly fashion and told them: \I have been framed before, and this is another frame ijp.\ Mrs. Josephine Lowes, residing near the Stephenson home, and Mrs.'Delia Hadley, a neighbor, told of incidents about the place on March 17. Mrs. Lowes was awak- ened after midnight the morning of March 17, she said, by the \terrible screams\ of a woman and by howling dogs which she said she knew to 'be Stephenson's. Mrs. Hadley told of seeing a man known as \Shorty\ washing a car on the bac,k lawn of the Stephen- son estate about six o'clock that morning, and of seeing a man whom she had heard called Earl Gentry carrying a tray to the garage, with what appeared to be food on. it. COLONEL COOLIDGE MAY VISIT CAPITAL PLYMOUTH. Vt., Nov. 2.—(AP) —Colonel Coolidge. father of the President, will ?—\\vbly go to Washington for a winter's visit at the White House, /but has not yet definitely decided, he said today. He -descried his health as \about as usual.\ NEW CABINET TO FACE BIG CRISIS TODAY Briand Molds Big Influence Over Decisions of French Ministry PARIS, Nov. 2.— (AP). —The Painleve cabinet, with M. Cail- laux alone absent from the lead- ing roles, will confront parlia- ment tomorrow in an atmosphere which friends and foes alike agree is laden with electricity. Not since the Viviani ministry met to discuss the war, in Aug- ust, 1914, ,has the French govern- ment been faced by a more mo- mentous situation. Syria loioms like a heavy cloud, destined to obscure the Dright sun of Locarno, and France's Interna- tional financial problems never were more acute. The finishing touches were put •MI ministerial declaration by the cabinet which met this evening. It would appear that the ministry realizes fihat the most effective remedy for the present financial crisis would be to come to terms with the . United States on the matter of war debts. M- \Painleve and his colleagues hope in this way to hialt the downward trend of the franc, and they feel that a loan would put France's' financial house in order. The great authority and pres- tige M. Briand enjoys in the new cabinet is seen in the decision to reopen the negotiations with the United States. Only a few days ago Premier Painleve was recon- j ciled to \letting the An debt situation drift.\ POTATO PRICES SOAR IN CHICAGO WHOLESALE MART CHICAGO, Nov. 2.—(AP). — ^n unusual shortage of pota- toes throughout the country has resulted in extraordinary high Chicago prices for the pro- duct in the opinion of local commission men. They predict the price will go even higher. Wisconsin potatoes wore quoted at market prices, whole- sale, today from $8.50 to $4.50 a hundred pounds, while Idaho russet ''spuds\ were a dollar higher, from §5.25 to $5.50. This means a wholesale price of about sixty cents a peck and a retail price of $1 to $1.10 a pec^. Commission merchants point to the failure of the farmers to plant as much of a crop as they did formerly and to the freezing weather of the past few days. RAIDERS FIND HUCEBREW I FULL BIAS LAWSON ESTATE ABOVE $1,550,000 GREEN LAKE, Wis., Nov. 2—(A P)—The will of Victor F. Lawson, late proprietor of the Chicago Daily News and owner of a- large estate in Green Lake county, was filed for probate in the Green Lake County court here today,by Suth- erland, Hughes and Sutherland of this city,, attorneys of the Illinois Merchants Loan and Trust com- pany, executor of the estate. Wisconsin real estate approx- imating $1,500,000 and personal property in the state valued at $50,000 will be disposed of under the terms of the will. Dry Agents Uncover Big- gest Outfit of Kind in Buffalo BUFFALO, N. Y., Nov. 2—(AP) —The largest outlaw brewery un- covered in Erie county since the enactment of the -18th- amendment was uncovered this afternoon by j the special brewery squad headed by Administrator Eugene C. Rob- erts and Michael H. Stapleton, ad- ministrative assistant. The ibrewery was housed in a packing plant and contained beer and equipment estimated to be worth $75,000. Included in the in- ventory taken by the dry agents were seven 1,000 gallon vats of fermenting beef\ 2,600 barrels of finished product which tested 6.8 per cent; steam cookers, bottling racks and 1,200 empty kegs. The plant apparently was under •supervision of an experienced brew masted, all the processes followed in pre-Volstead days beins; in evi- dence. No person was in the place •when the raiders arrived and up to a late hour tonight no arrests had been made. A wrecking crew of seven men was sent to the 'brewery. Hudson Bay Company Call Radio Into Use To Save Trading Post s ~ He's Finest XET OUT OF HIS OWN GUN Defense Opens Up Call For Big List Of Witnesses r.-'^i-^y •* V'> \fj/'i. i\ Billy Vann Richards, aged 7 months, was adjudged the finest baby, physi- cally, of all the babies examined at the Arkansas state fair clinic. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Richards, live in Little Rock. • HOLD SUSPECT FOR IDENTIFICATION IN BANK MURDERS BUFALO, N. Y., Nov. 2—(AP)— Witnesses to the murder of two Bank of Buffalo guards and t\\z theft of $93,000 last Thursday will be asked tomorrow to look at Har- ry Gold of New York, who was ar- rested today in connection with the police investigation of the rob- bery. Detective Chief Higgins de- cline)! to divulge the nature of the information leading to Gold's detention. WEATHER Supply Ship Unable to Reach Port Message Sent Thru Air on Chance of Reaching Destination EASTERN NEW YORK: Fair in Central and North, partly , . ,, , , , . ,, cloudy in extreme south portion to reach the lonel y » ost dunn S tiie BOSTON, Nov. 2.—(AP)—A radio message that may mean life or death in an isolated trapping and hunting post in tne far norm was injected into the broadcast of •station WBZ of the Westinghouse Kiectrie Company, Springneid, Mass., tonight. Tomorrow night the ether will again be set quiver- ing with the appeal which, it is hoped, may penetrate the distant Hudson Bay region, and bring food to the post of the Hudson Bay Company on Southampton Island. Wednesday night the message will be repeated. The company's relief ship, laden with provisions, failed Announcement From Rep. Hull Brings Quick Re- turn From Green WASHINGTON, Nov. 2-(AP)— Nbtitce of a fight to revise the tariff act at the coming session of Congress was served today by Representative Hull, of Tennesee, farmer Democratic National chair- man, who is a member of the Ways and Means committee, which Jjj|5S charge of such legislation. Mr. Hull announced that he and Representative Oldfield of Arkan- sas, were prepared to offer a re- solution proposing revision of the entire act. Mr. Oldfield. who also is a member of the Ways and Means committee, is chairman of \.he Democratic Congressional Campaign committee. The announcemerj'- drew a uick reply from Chairman Green of the committee, who stated that he would oppose any move to revise Uie tariff at this time. This is also the attitude of President Cool- idge and most administration Re- publicans, who have a great ma- I jority in the new house. * I Mr. Hull, however, said he was preparing a comprehensive pro- gram of revision and expected it to receive considerable support. The tariff act has been untouch- ed since it 'became law in 1922. Sev- eral suggestions for revision were put forward early this summer, but it was made known definitely that the President did. not favor revision. The act gives the Pres- ident power to change schedules to (he extent of fifty per cent, up- ward or downward upon the recom- mendation of the tariff commis- sion. Under this flexible provi- sion he has mode some changes, notablv in wheat, where he raised the duty by the maximum. Tuesday. Wednesday increasing cloudinesss and warmer. WESTERN NEW YORK: Fair Tuesday, Wednesday increasing cloudiness and warmer followed by showers. The Republican-Journal ther- mometer at 3 a. m. registered 37 degrees above zero. FORTY PLAYS CONSTITUTE QUARTER IN NEW STYLE FOOTBALL ENCOUNTER PROVIDENCE, R. I. Nov.. 2— (AP)—The execution of forty plays, rather than the passage of a given number of minutes, will be the method toy which the quar- ters are measured in the football game in this city next Saturday between Brown university and Boston university, it was announc- ed today- by Professor Fred W. Marvel, director of athletics at Brown. Though the discarding, of the watch, is not a new idea in foot- ball, it is believed that next Sat- urday's game will be the iirst time the so-called system has ever been used in an official intercollegiate contest. Members of the football rules committee, leading coaches and official from all parts of the east will be invited to view the ex- periment. v. Coffin, Harvard, '94, and R. W. P. Brown, former Harvard coach aind Brown strategist for the past seven years', have long spon- sored the system. Dr. Charles Whelani of Bcjton university agreed to the plan some time ago. Under the play system the watch will be used only to time the in- termissions between the quarters and the halves and to time the length of time out. It is under- Stood that the maximum time for any cause is to be two minutes. Penalties will be employed to en- force tihis regulation. All other rules off the game remain the same. Under the present system of playing quarters of a given number of miniutes, Mr. Coffin and Mr. Brown contend, the team which scores first can use up so much time by legitimate plays that it* opponent is left with practically no chance to score. short arctic summer. A telegram requesting the fol- lowing broadcast, was received at WB2 today: \The following mes- sage is for Hudson Bay Company at Chesterfield Inlet, repulse Bay, and Wager Inlet: \'The Company's relief ship fail- ed to reach Southampton Island this season. Consequently that post is insufficiently supplied with provisions. If Chesterfield Inlet or Wager Inlet receive this message send special courier to Repulse Bay and have forwarded from there to Southampton two sled loads of staple food, advising Southampton to draw on Repulse Bay where stocks are plentiful for further requirements. Should Repulse Bay receive this message act on it at once without waiting to hear from Chesterfield or Wager Inlets.'\ (Signed) Hudson. Bay Company, Montreal, Canada. More than a year ago the Com- pany equipped, many of its posts scattered through the Arctic with radio receiving sets for the recep- tion of messages which otherwise would take months to deliver and for the entertainment of trappers during the long winter nights. Reception conditions in these barren lands, particularly from WBZ is excellent, it is noted in the logs kept at these northern stations. Already, on several occa £ - sions, the sets have proven price- less to trappers otherwise cut off from the world and have made possible the transmission of \life 1 and death\ messages. CINCINNATI, Nov. 2.—(AP)— Judge Smith I-Iicltenlooper late to- day ordered 99 gaJesmen of the NaticVl Cash Register Company, Daytuu, Ohio, to appear in Federal Court here to show cause why they should not be held in con- tempt for violating an injunction issued against the company in 1916 to restrain unfair sales practices. Tlfey were ordered to appear Dec- ember 15. Judge Hickenlooper granted the order of citation upon the applica- tion of H. L. Lott, special investi- gator of the Department of Justice. The policies of the defendant salesmen in meeting the competi- tion of the Remington Cash Regis- ter Company, of Iiion, N. Y., the American Cash Register Company, Saginaw, Mich., and the St. Louis Cash Register Company, St. Louis, have been under Federal investiga- tion for a year and form, the 'basis of the contempt proceedings. Specific instances in which decree was violated, Mr. Lott charges, deal principally with the methods employed In meeting the competition of the Remington con- cern. The Government alleges that the National salesmen persuaded Rem- ington customers not to buy Rem- ington registers, that they persuad- ed others to breali purchase con- tracts with the Remington com- iPany, that they interfered with Remington salesmen and with the mechanicism of Remington machin- es and that they made false state- ments as to the solvency of the Remington concern and its ability j to fill orders and make repairs. i FLORIDA-BOUND TRAIN CRASHES INTONIBUS Seven Children Killed, 22 Hurt When Accident Oecurs WAYCROSS, Ga., Nov. 2—(AP) —The collision of the Atlantic Coast Line's fast New York to Florida passenger train, The Ever- glades, and a Ioad6d school bus at Nhunta, Ga., today, resulted in the deaths of seven children and injuries to 22 others. Elroy Strickland, who was driv- ing the bus, told railroad officials here that there was a misty rain at the time and that he had all the side curtains up. When the bus approached the crossing, he said, he asked one of the boys to look to the north to see if a train was approaching. \At the same time,\ he stated, \I looked toward the south. Just as the bus reached the crossing the train crashed in- to it.\ The terrific impact of the heavy locomotive threw the bus a dis- tance of 20 feet and strewed its occupants along the right of way. Three of the children were killed instantly. No official account of the crash has been issued by the railroad company and no comprehensive statement has been made by Strick- land, the bus driver, or iby the en- gineer of the Everglades X-imited, •which was rushing on its way to Florida when the accident oc- curred. WOMAN AGREES TO RETURN MONEY IN INSURANCE PLOT MIAMI, Fla., Nov. 2—(AP)—Mrs\. Hattie Mae Farley, who with her husband was made defendant in a 565,000 suit filed by attorneys for the New York Life Insurance com- pany, will not be -ahle to pay back all the insurance money he re- ceived, but will make restitution to the best of her ability, attorney representing Mrs. Farley announc- ed here today. The attorney pointed out. that of the $60,000 she received in insur- ance money when W. H. Turner was supposed to have been killed in a mine explosion at McKarr, she had given S10.000 and an auto- mobile to Mrs. Turner and had spent some money on Turner's son. EX-LIEUTENANT OF HARRIMAN ELECTED CHICAGO, Nov. 2.—(AP). — Samuel M. Felton, for a number, of years president of the Chicago Great Western Railway and at one time one of the lieutenants of the late E. H. Harriman, rail- way wizard, today was elected chairman of the board of direct- ors of the road. Colonel. N. L. Howard was elected President. Judges Here are two more members of the court-martial board that will try Col. William B. Mitchell for his outburst in connection with America's air service. They are Lieut. Col. J. J. McMullen, assistant judge advocate of the army, and Maj. Gen. F'red W. Sladen, commandant of West Point » Military Academy. Fires Final Shot Into Enemy as Bond Issue Goes to People NEW YORK, Nov. 2.—(AP). — Shattering of party lines and is- suance of one of the bitterest public attacks .ever made by Gov- ernor Smith, oh an opponent on any issue wrought to a close to- night the campaign, for and agafh'st adoption' of the propbse'cf constitutional amendment author- izing a bond issue of $10,000,000 a year^ for. the next ten years for pennailEnt state public works im- provements. .This measure, together with a proposed bond issue of $300,000,- 000 for grade crossing elimination, a proposal for consolidating state departments and decreasing the number of .elective state officials, and a fourth proposed amendment designed to effect a reorganiza- tion of the judiciary system of the state, will go before the vot- srs at the general'election tomor- row. Indications of a definite revolt in the Republican ranks .with re- spect to the $100,000,0.00 bond is- sue were seen tonight by propon- ents of the amendments when word came from Newburgh that former Governor Benjamin B. Odell had come out unqualifiedly for all of the proposals, and an- nouncement was made by former (Continued on page 2.) e RADIO OPERATORS PICK UP REPORTS OF SHIPS IN DISTRESS AT SEA ASK WARRANT FOR ARREST OF COUPLE WHO STOLE CHILD , PLATTSBURG, Nov. 2.—(AP). —Mr. and Mrs. Roy Collins of Ellenburgh have applied to Judge North of the children's court for a warrant charging Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Papino of Cohoes with the kidnaping of their three-year- old foster child, Mildred. It is alleged that the Papinos, who are former residents of Cha- teaugay, were visiting at Ellen- burgh. They became attached to the little girl, and appealed to Mr. and Mrs. Collins to allow them to take Mildred back to Cohoes with them. This was re- fused. On Saturday the Papinos invited Mrs. Collins and Mildred to motor to Malone on a shopping tour, on their return Mrs. Collins stopped at a store in Ellenburg and when she came out the child and the Papinos were missing.-No trace of them has since been found. Mrs. Papino is a daughter of Mrs. Collins by a former mar- riage. LINEMAN DIES AFTER TOUCHING HIGH VOLTAGE WIRE WARRENSBTJRG, N. Y., Nov. .2 —*(AP)—Arthur Cbflew, 23, a line- man, was electrocuted this after- noon while working on Adirondack Light and Power Corporation lines in this village. A pulmotor from the Glens Falls hospital was rush- ed here and for a time it was thought that Corlew would be re- vived. He was placed in an ambu- lance, but died on his way to the hospital in Glens Falls. Corlew had been married or>y three weeks. Bad Storm Felt by Shipping in Atlantic—Mount Roy^ a,l in Trouble—Algiers Afire NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 2—(AP)— Port authorities here are trying to piece together fragmentary infor- mation of the. disaster to a number of ships in southern waters during the storm which prevailed yester- day and last night. Difficulty of radio communica^ tion retarded complete clearing up of the s£3jins of ships caught in the storm; but it was indicated that the American freight steam- er Algie§g,^was a victim of fire and was abandoned by her crows, of which no trace had been found late tonight. The British steamer Mount Roy- el suffared damgae 100 miles off the Virginia Capes but is proceed- ing under her own power toward Newport News.. A schooner, yet unidentified, but believed to be the Isabelle Par- menter, has been locate'd off Ore- gon Inlet, capsized and abandoned. The commander of the Parmenter, his family and. crew were rescued Saturday night. Radio messages dealing with the Algiers are badly garbled. One supposed to have been sent by the Virginia Express, of the Richmond- New York line, said: .\Found the Algiers afire, en- tirely gutted and abandoned. Searching for lifeboats.\ Naval authorities were at a loss to interpret the message because the bearings given would place the ;ship far off the iisual course, and perhaps on dry land. No fur- ther communication has come from the \Virginia Express. The Algiers, with a, tonnage of 2,2*94, is out of-Philadelphia. Air Critic Wants Three Cabinet Members, Sev- eral Other High Officers Called for Questioning WASHINGTON, Nov. 2.-- (AP)——The prosecution rested today in the court martial of Colonel William Mitchell, charged with 'cbnduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, and the de-. fense called in wholesale fash- ion for •witnesses, j z Colonel 'Sherman Moreland, trial judge advocate, announced that the prosecution rested its case after he had put seven witnesses on the stand and evidence had been taken to prove that Colonel Mitchell had personally distributed through newspapermen in San Antonio, Texas, -statements charging the War and Navy Departments with incompetency, criminal neglect and almost treasonable conduct in ad- ministration of the National de- fense. A motion by the defense to strike out all specifications and charges against Colonel Mitchell and the question whether the court will call the witnesses Represen- tative Frank R. Reid, of Illinois, his civilian counsel, asked the court to subpoena or otherwise summon, was .put over for future determination . More than seventy names, including Secretary Davis of the War Department, Secretary Wilbur ,of tne Navy, Secretary Jardine of Agriculture, and Secre- tary Sanders, secretary to Presi- dent Coolidge, numerous officers of the. Army and Navy, were given the court 'by Mr. ileid with the re- quest that they be subpoenaed. The defense hailed as an im- iportant victory today • a state- ment by . _ Lieutenant Coionel George L. ES^ks, chief witness for the \ ''.prosecutiq:a£ V. Tinder- cross- examination, ' that the charges against the War and ••$?avy Depart- ments, had not, to his knowledge, caused disorder or bad discipline among the eighth corps area troops. Colonel\ Hicks, who is acting adjutant general of the eighth corps, testified that he had sub- mitted newspaper accounts of the Mitchell statements to the—air of- ficers and obtained written con- firmation of their authenticity. The official correspondence whioii pass- ed between Colonel Mitchell and Colonel Hicks on the su'bject were accepted by the court as exhibits. Apparently taking cognizance of implication's to be drawn from the selection of some of the witnesses named in the list submitted by the defense, Colonel Moreland gave warning that the prosecution would object to the introduction of testi- mony it regarded as not pertinent to the charges and specifications at issue ibut intended to bring out questions of war and Navy Depart- ment air policies. He said the prosecution would waive objections to evidence .hear- ing directly upon the question of conduct and helpful in \determina- tion of the guilt or innocence of the defendant on that charge, but he intimated that testimony as to air policies of the' two depart- ments, the condition, of the na- tional defense or other controver- sil subjects mentioned in the Mitchell statements would not be acceptable unless submitted in the form of pleas in mitigation of sentence. FOR BODY OF Searchers Still Drag Lake for Troy Publisher's Body ROUND LAKE, Nov. 2—JAP). —Searchers for John M. Francis, missing Troy Times publisher, whose body is believed to *be in Round Lake, decided today upon a new plan of action. Tomorrow the lake will be sub- divided with a group of searchers assigned to each area. It is ex- pected that \a. more thorough search may thus be prosecuted in the deeper water to which the deputy sheriffs^ state troopers,, Troy firemen and« volunteers are extending the -quest. Older inhabitants of the lake region have expressed the opin- ion that the use of dynamite, which -was continued today, is , valueless. They assert that the explosive would cover up the body with mud rather than send it to the surface. Francis, who was a prominent sportsman, went duck hunting on_ the lake more than, a weeli ago~ with William L. Wood, engineer in the Troy Times plant with which Francis was connected. Their overturned boat was found and later Wood's body was dis- covered held fast in a bog at one end of the lake. is-

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