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FOREIGN POLICY Demands to know what is America’s foreign policy heard in senate; condemna-

*tion of President Roosevelt's _Chi- cago speech on quarantine of Japan, and what the public be- lieves ‘is an alliance with Great Britain. Details on Page 8.

NAVAL RATIO—Safety of the Unit- ed States depends upon mainte- nance of a 5-5-3 naval ratio with Britain and Japan, Admiral Leahy tells congress. Details on Page 8.

FISHERIES—Alaska salmon fisher- ies face ruin unless steps are taken to halt Japanese raids in Bristol] bay, the territory’s delegate tells congress. Details on Page 8.

BY ARTHUR SEARS HENNING. (Chicago Tribune Press Service.]

Washington, D,.C., Feb. 1.—[Spe- cial.J—The vanguard of the 800 small busiriess men President Roosevelt in- vited to a conference tomorrow on the business recession began arriving

They are coming ‘with all sorts of views on the new depression and how to end it and all sorts of grievances to. lay before thePresident. Appar- ently there are going to be some verbal

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Picking Done Carefully.

In order te minimize the danger of criticism of the President's policies the administration carefully hand- picked the business men. ‘About 800 had written letters to the President suggesting that he seek the counsel of little as well as big business men. A large majority of these correspond-

ents addressed the President in a _Isudatory vein or otherwise evinced

approval of his policies.

All of those who seemed safely fa- vorable were invited, very few, if any, of those who were critical or of

doubtful : status. Then scores of

others from whom. no letters had been received but who were reported by Democratic leaders to be safe were also invited.

Steps also were taken to control the deliberations and eventual recom: mendations of the gathering. It was announced that the letters from the small business men showed they were interested in obtaining government loans and in nine other subjects. So

sitors.are to be divided into ten spe each “to discuss one subject ‘appoint a spokesman to con- | the President. _ Subject Dodged.

"How the handpicking of the subjects ‘was effected was disclosed yesterday. When the President announced ‘the

“plan for the conference a fortnight

ago the White House stated that the ‘Jetters from the small business men complained chiefly of.the undistribut- ed profits tax and the capital gains

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NEWS SUMMARY

of The Tribune {And Historical Scrap Book.) Wednesday. Pebruary 2, 1938.

DOMESTIC.

Paul: Wright tells in tears of slay- ing wife and friend. Page 1. Professional gamblers of Toledo and Detroit lose $185,000 when clique gets advance information on numbers game. . Page 1. WASHINGTON. Eight hundred small business men to confer with Roosevelt today.Page 1. Court of Appeals asked to set aside Illinois coal prices fixed by commis- sion. Page 4. Senate approves conference report on housing bill and sends it to Presi- dent after 18 Democrats reverse stand on wage amendment. Page 6. Delegate from Alaska urges con- gressional action to halt Japanese raids on salmon fisheries. Page 8. United States navy will match size of any warships Japan may build, con- gress told. Page 8. Senators demand information on U. S.-British relations. Page 8.

LOCAL.

Horner picks Lucas for senate race; Nash forces accept challenge; Prystal- ski replaces Jarecki. Page 1.

A carpenter’s story falls to pieces in court; costs him $118.50. Page 1.

Police squads stationed on lower level of Wacker drive after WPA rioting. Page 3.

Reliefers face heavy slash in aid as city fund dwindles. Page 10.

Physicians warn that pneumonia time is here. Page 10.

Judge Oscar Caplan denounces four held to grand jury in fraud con- spiracy. Page 13.

Representative J.S. Perry of Wheat- on traces slot machine racket to Karatz case. Page 18.

Oxford university settles for $350,- 000 fraud claims against ex-profes- sor. Page 1.

Hitler studies shakeup of German army high command. . Page 8.

nean. Page 5. Japanese government follows trend Page 6. Chinese declare Japanese columns in north central China are blocked at two points. Page 7. Four slain, ten wounded in new Page 13. SPORTS.

Rangers break Blackhawk jinx; win, 6 to 1. - Page 19.

Notre Dame beats St. Louis, 50 to 25; 11,000 sec Indiana whip Butler, 42 to 23. Page 19.

Van Kempen and Yates take two lap lead in bike race. Page 19.

Young German immigrant to fight in Golden Gloves tournament. Page 19.

National league announces its 1938 schedule. Page 19.

De Paul books big schedule for 1938 eleven. Page 20.

Sophomore to lead Yale trio against 124th Field Artillery. Page 20.

Bruins blank Red Wings, 2-0, to retain margin. Page 20.

Chicago skaters compete over Olym- pic routes tonight. Page 21.

Manley junior five, beats Harrison; Farragut wins. Page 21.

Evanston fives win double-header from New Trie”. Page 21.

Jim Clintstock to meet Ali Baba on Coliseum wrestling card. Page 22.

Jocky Adams rides four winners at Santa Anita. Page 22.

_ EDITORIALS.

Shadow on the Land; Overruling the Law; Discrediting Citizenship; Face or the Country. Page 12.

FEATURES.

Radio news and programs.

Deaths and _ obituaries.

Looking at Hollywood.

Movie review.

News of society.

Music comment.

Drama criticism. Page 15.

Crossword puzzle. Page 17.

Experimenta! farms diary. Page 25.

FINANCE, COMMERCE.

Offer $67,C.2,000 utility bond issue to public today. Page 22.

Board of Trade committee accuses

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Carell company - ot corn’ manipula- |

Page 28. O. ‘Dowles, SEC chief, urges

rallies, but Europeans fear

U.S. Steel borrows $50,000,000 from banks. Page 28. Business Leadiane:toin live stock ‘im. dustry to boost meat eating. Page 23.

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LAID TO FURY AT WIFE'S

His Mind Exploded, Defendant Says.

(Pictures on back page.)

Los Angeles, Cal. Feb. 1.—[{Spe- cial.]—Paul A. Wright, former airport executive, broke down and sobbed to- day as he told a jury his own story of the fatal shooting of his pretty wife and best friend after he caught them in an embrace in the Wrights’ living room.

Wright, who is fighting for his life against the state’s contention that he murdered the couple deliberately, re- quired nearly a minute to regain his composure after telling of the shoot- ing. Then he brushed the tears from his eyes and went on relating details of the scene he witnessed as his wife, Evelyn, and John Kimmel sat on a piano bench in the early dawn of last Nov. 9.

“When I saw them there,” he de- clared, “everything inside me just exploded.”

Describes Their Position.

He described the unseemly position in which he said he saw the couple, then added: “She put her arm around his shoulder, and they kissed each other. It was then my mind went blank.”

The former Chicagoan was ques- tioned by his attorney, Jerry Giesler.

Q.—Did you have any reason at that time to get rid of your wife? A.—No.

Q.—Did you have any suspicion of Kimmel? A.—No, he was always a perfect getitleman.

Q.—Did you have any scheme at. that time in your mind? A.—No.

Denies Shooting Knowingly.

Wright then told of the shooting scene and of the explosion in his brain when he saw the two together.

Q.—What cccurred? A.—The next tuing I knew I was standing there with a gun in my hand. They were there on the floor, I realized I must pull myself together. The best thing I could think of was to call the police.

Q.—Did you knowingly fire that oad A.—I did not.

Q.—Did you have any consciousness o. having got that gun and fired? A.—No.

Questioned by Giesler as to his atti- tude toward Kimmel, who was his air- port assistant, Wright said his friend- ship with the man had not changed up to the time of the events immedi- ately preceding the shooting.

Meeting at Party Told.

Wright told of meeting Kimmel sev- eral hours before the tragedy at party given by the Quiet Birdmen and how they had a few friendly drinks. together afterward. Next, Wright related; they drove to his home. .

Q.—At the time you And he arrived at your home, so far as either one or both of you were concerned, were you under the influence of intoxicat- ing liquor? A.—No; sir, we were not.

Q.—When you got into the house did- you see Mrs. Wright? A.—Yes, sir.

Q.—Where did she greet you, if she did greet you? A.—She came to the door of the living room and greeted us there,

Q.—How did -she treat you when you did return home? A.—She kissed me and asked if we had had a good time, and shook hands with John.

Then, according to Wright, it was cold and they all moved over to the fireplace, where a wood fire was burn: ing, and warmed themselves. They sat there talking over ordinary topics of the day, he said.

Tells of Leavitg Couple.

Q—How.long did you sit there? A.—O, a half an:hour or more.

Q.—What happened then? A.—I finished my drink—John and Evelyn were talking. together—something | , about his navy flying, I believe, x put my glass down by my seat and

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[Copyright: 1938: By the New York Times.] LONDON, Feb. 1.—Itself a victim

of almost incredible series of misfor- tunes, Oxford university today paid $350,000 to a group of persons claim- ing more than ten times that amount as the “dupes” of the university’s first director of research in agricul- tural engineering.

In 1924 the post of director was filled by Brynar James Owen, who had served the British ministry of agriculture. in a technical capacity since 1918, It was claimed that dur- ing the seven years that Owen was at Oxford he used his position to sell certain worthless patents for the ex- traction of: sugar from beets to an outside company named the Sugar Beet and Crop Driers, Ltd., fraudu- lently misrepresenting their charac- ter and stating that he was acting as agent of the university. This claim of agency the university denied.

Convicted of Forgery.

In 1931, in connection with an: en- tirely different transaction, Owen was convicted of forgery and sentenced to four years in prison. Sentence -was passed for fraudulently obtaining $150,000 from the International, Har- vester company of Great Britain and $165,000 from the Ford - Motor Com- pany, Ltd., Ford’s England. branch: '

Owen pleaded guilty to forging let- ters, representing | that the govern- ment would ‘give these two companies’ large contracts for tractors, provided | the companies would advance money for initial expenses.

University. authorities were ‘dum- oa and dismissed ‘Owen. Later inv n showed that- che: had. bluffed into giving him.a degree, largely on, his statement that he was

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FOUR MILE RUN AND COCKTAIL PARTY

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New York, Feb. 1—{Special.]—Dr.

Graeme -M,. Hammond, who ‘has -par-' ticipated in. various forms of sport for more than sixty years, celebrated his eightieth birthday today by run- ning four miles round the track at

the. New..York. Athletic club.

Three times a week he goes to the club, of which he’ formerly .was preési< dent, for a three mile run, but. on birthdays he always runs an

his extra mile.

At the end of the hour’s sprint he went.to his consulting room and received his patients. Later, at his a cocktail party, attended by fifty friends. This octogenarian athlete drinks whisky, smokes black cigars and generally

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enjoys himself,

Dr. Hammond, as a college fresh- man, in 1874, won the Columbia uni- He held the na- tional championship as a fencer for

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Feb. 1.—(#)-—The. baby princess of The Netherlands, born yesterday to Crown Princess Juliana, today was named Beatrix ‘Wilhelmina Armgard.

The name was registered officially by. the local burgomaster in the ‘pres- ence of Premier Hendrick’ Colijn Prince ‘Her first name,

while. the. ‘beaming ‘father, Bernhard, ‘looked’ on, ° Beatrix, by. which she. will be known,

was. chosen because it signifies beau- | tiful.” ‘Her other names were after

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Pieces in Court

Homer Stanley, a Milwaukee car- penter, may have had only one ‘beer before he was 2 ; caught driving _ against trafic’ on North Beach drive, Lincoln park, Monday night, but what- ever else it was he had besides the beer will cost him just $118.50 before he’s through with Judge J. M. Braude of the Safety court. Stanley insisted, in the face of po-

i cates lice testimony,

: that he was not said well, the fine was all written down at $25 anyway, so why not tell the: truth.

Stanley Still Insists.

Still Stanley insisted. The judge offered a sporting proposition. He would take Stanley, he said, to the crime detection-laboratory at North- western university, and let him tell it to the lie detector machine. Stanley said fair enough. If he was right, the fine would be $25 and the judge would pay for the test. If he was wrong, the fine would be $100 and $8.50 costs, and Stanley would be stuck for the $10 for the test.

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Toledo, O., Feb. 1.—[Special.]—A mysterious gambling coup turned the tables on Toledo and Detroit opera- tors of a betting racket known as the numbers game today and cost them an estimated $185,000. It was reported that similar losses were taken * by bankers of: the game in some other cities.

The game is.as popular as horse race betting in some cities. It is played -daily .by thousands of -betters who are permitted to choose a num- ber of three digits on which they wager that.the numbers they picked will correspond with the second, third and fourth numerals of New York Stock exchange sales or to three numbers on the. total money taken in during the day at some race track. Such numbers are taken from news dispatches.

Winning Coup Described.

The winning number in Toledo to- day was 915, because the total of stock sales on the New York exchange-was 691,590. In. some way not’ yet ex- plained the betting clique was able to get advance information on’ this number before it was published and while the Toledo professionals were still selling tickets.

The clique, according to reports, sent agents in cars to all parts of the city buying the 915 tickets, and when the day’s play closed. they held slips calling for a total of $125,000

According to these rumors, the same group of betters placed bets at Detroit and took $60,000 from opera: | tors theré. . The winning: figure in

erson Park track,

New Orleans. Although a top limit

of $5 is put on numbers bets, the odds of 500 to 1 make higf winnings. Panic Among Gamblers.

There was panic among the gam- blers here as the winning ticket hold- ers clamored for their winnings. The bankers first annotinced they would pay no more than $10 on each bet, but others later said they would pay the full winnings.

A few hours after operators counted up their heavy losses handbills were distributed in Toledo announcing that all numbers games would be closed until further notice. The circulars also stated that when play is resumed the winning number will be taken from the total bets made at the Hia- leah Park race track in Miami, Fila., instead of the New York Stock ex- change total.

REVEALS HOOVER GAVE HIS PUBLIC SALARIES AWAY

Iola, Kas., Feb. 1—(4)—Charles F. Scott, editor of the Iola Daily Regis- ter, said today Herbert Hoover told him recently he never had spent any of the salary paid. him while ,he was President, secretary of commerce, food administrator or director of the Belgian relief program, but had dis- tributed it’ where he believed it would do the most good.

THE WEATHER ._

‘WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1938.

Sunrise, 7:02; sunset, 5.06. Moon sets at 7:39 p. m. Mercury is a morning star; Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn are evening stars.

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CHALLENGE OF DOWNSTATERS.

Prystalski Picked to: Succeed Jarecki.

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Congressman Scott W. Lucas. ens tered the contest for the Democratie nomination for United States sena- tor yester-

day as the spearhead of the Hor- ‘nNer- state - ticket.

He de- clared his cand idacy at a Spring- field mee t- ing called by Gov. Horner which in. dorsed..him , in preference to Senator William H., Dieterich, whose term expires this year,. The same gathering indorsed Goy. Horner’s second choice for sena- - tor, Speaker Louie E. Lewis ‘of. the Illi- nois legislature, for state treasurer, and indorsed Auam Bloch, chief clerk of the Supreme court, for renomina- tion.

Two Others. to Be Selected. .

This state ticket is to be completed, it is said, by later selections of can- didates for superintendent of public instruction and for congress at large. - It is expected to be a 100 per cent downstate slate.

While the governor was giana up ‘his’ battle plan with complete dis regard of the Cook county organiza- tion and its two big leaders, National Committeeman P. A. Nash and Mayor Kelly,. the. Chicagoans were busy per- fecting their .own slate, but Nash took time off to accept the challenge from downstate and to declare his own readiness for a primary scrap with Horner’s forces.

Nash Speaks Alone. ;

In his capacity as. sole spokesman for. the Cook county organization, which : was:.conceded to him after definite evidence that Mayor Kelly had ‘refrained to the finish from tak-' ing’ any ‘part in the local slate mak- ing, Nash said the county committee will indorse a state ticket, and that. he expects the state. central commit- tee, believed under N ash control, will do the same.

Mr. Nash made it clear that so far as the offices of senator and. state treasurer .are concerned the Nash ticket will bea thing far apart from the Horner ticket. He refused to say whether the indorsements he fore- sees will be for Dieterich, whose peti- tions. are in circulation, ‘or for Michael Igoe, United States attorney at Chicago. Igoe is expected to be- come an active candidate as soon as the Ross kidnaping case is over and, in spite of Mr. Nash’s-silence, is. the ruling favorite for Nash’s mane ment. | oe

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The mnewspaper~men did extract from Nash ohe comment considered proof that there i8. no “promise of peace between. Chicago and down- state Democrats... He -was told that in Springfield Gov. Horner told his meeting that he had no desire to be

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judgeship immediately dovetailed into

the gradually developing state pic-

ture. It became known that during the day Judge Jarecki and State’s ‘Attorney Courtney, the most import- ant of Horner’s Chicago allies, had conferred, and it was believed poli- tics could not have been excluded from their conference.

“It was suspected that the confer-

ence may have been the first step toward the building up of a slate of some local Horner candidates. It

as reported that County Treasurer ae G. Lindheimer, for whose office

Sherif John Toman was slated andj;

whose hopes of a place on the new Nash ticket were blasted when Con- gressman Thomas J. O’Brien was bil-

leted for sherif, is disinclined to join

such a movement. But it is known the _ (Chicago Horner followers are plan- ning to run several candidates for the general assembly.

Smith in Charge of Meeting.

F. Lynden Smith, director. of pub- li¢ works, who was Horner’s campaign manager in the 1936 battles, was in

charge of the Springfield meeting and

also was chairman of the steering committee appointed to draw up the ‘list of indorsements. The program went through without a hitch and Congressman Lucas made his speech of acceptance.

‘Only minor additions were made to the Cook county slate at the Hotel Morrison meeting. The slate com- mittee of the country towns an- nounced that their choices for county commissioners were Joseph J. Leli- velt, chief deputy sherif; Roman Po- sanski, city judge of Calumet City; Walter W. L. Meyer, assistant Pro- bate judge; Nicholas Hendrickse, city clerk of Cicero, and William J. Kriz, Berwyn. On the siate for judges of the Municipal court Victor Kula replaced t G. Urbanski.

Ald. J. M. - [24th] explained

reports he had resigned the. .chairman- ship of the slatemaking committee in anger because of the committee’s fail- ure to name County Treasurer Lind- heimer on the ticket. chairmanship only temporarily,” Ar- vey said, “because of the turndown | of my personal friend. quitting the organization.”

FIVE MOTORISTS PUNISHED FOR ERRATIC DRIVING

Five motorists, one a woman, were sentenced to jail, fined or forbidden ito use their cars by Judge J. M. ‘Braude in Safety court yesterday for erratic driving. They were:

LUTHER WILKERSON, 51 years old, 65707 South Homan avenue, driving while intoxicated; $100 fine and driving privi- leges suspended for six months.

JOSEPH KELLY, 35, 4300 Washington boulevard, reckless driving; 90 days in jail and one year’s suspension.

SAMUEL WADE, 29, 3333 Indiana ave- nue, colored; reckless driving; five days in jail.

JOHN MERTZ, 39, 4861 Magnolia ave- nue, reckless driving; sixty days in jail and six months’ suspension.

MRS. LILIAJAN ALAOCSON, 50, 49% Concord place, reckless driving; six months’ probation and 90 days’ suspen- sion.

Invents Heating Device Half as Hot.as Old Sol

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Cambridge, Mass. Feb. 1.—I[Spe- cial.]—Dr. Ra:ph R. Hultgren of Har- vard university invented a device he calls his electron bombardment furnace, which can generate a tem- perature of 4,500 degrees Fahrenheit —nearly half as hot as the sun. He says it will make possible a study of 40 metals about which little is known.

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Left to right:

“Michael Flynn, who will run for renomination as Cook county clerk;

Sherif John Toman, selected for county treasurer race; Circuit Judge

John Prystalski, named for county judge race in place of Judge Edmund

In Springfield 120 downstate Democratic followers of Gov. Horner agreed to support Adam F. Bloch (left) of Chicago for re- election as clerk of the Illinois Su- preme court. They also slated Speaker Louie E. Lewis (right) of the Illinois house of representatives as their candidate for state treasurer.

ACCIDENTS COST LIVES OF 106,000 IN U..§.. DURING 1937

Accidents cost the nation 106,000 lives and 3 billion 700 millions of dollars in 1937, the National Safety council’s annual summary showed

yesterday.

More than 375,000 persons were permanently injured during the year, while nearly 9% million other in- jured persons suffered varying pe- riods of disability.

Of the deaths, trafic took an all time high toll of 39,700. In homes, 32,000 were killed; 19,000 in occu- pational accidents, and 19,000 in pub- lic accidents other than trafic. [The grand total eliminates duplication of 3,700° occupational trafic deaths.]

Falls, -as always, accounted for more deaths than.any other cause except trafic; . about 26,000. Burns caused 8,000 fatalities; drownings, 7,000; railroad accidents, 4,000; fire- arms, 3,000; gas, 2,000; other poisons, 2,000, and 15,000 more deaths were unclassified.

The monetary loss was put by the council at 2 billion 550 million dol- lars in wage losses and medical ex- penses, 870 millions for property damage in trafic accidents, and 285 millions for property loss in fires.

RAIL ENGINEER DIES OF INJURIES IN AUTO CRASH

John Obzarney, a locomotive en- gineer, 43 years old, died in South- town hospital yesterday of injuries suffered Jan. 26 when an auto in which he was a passenger rammed the pillar of a railroad viaduct at Pershing road and Western avenue. He lived at 1639 West 57th street. The driver of the car was Felix Kazmer, 39, of 5314 South Marshfield avenue, a switchman, who was not hurt.

Donald Getty, 9 years old, 1443 North Tripp avenue, was critically injured last evening when he was struck in front. of 1535 North Karlov avenue by an automobile driven by Joseph Kawa, 1113 North Homan ave- nue.

Up to 4 p. m. yesterday 103 per- sons had been killed by automobiles in Cook county since Jan. 1. Of these 83 were killed in Chicago, where 1,510 were injured in the same period.

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K. Jarecki, and Thomas J. O’Brien, candidate for sherif. [TRIBUNE Photos.)

JERSEY CITY POLICE DEFY LEGISLATURE IN ELECTION INQUIRY

New York, Feb. 1.—[Special.]—New Jersey state police dight from en-

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legislative inves- tigating commit- tee get control of Hudson county’s ballots in the November guber- natorial election.

The committee was foiled by an 2pinion of Assis- tant Attorney General Robert Peacock that state police are without authority to enter policed a. +P Winephnto.) cities, after Jersey City police and a pert brunette had balked the com- mittee’s efforts earlier in the day. Flashing-eyed Alice Seglie, aid to Commissioner Charles F. Stoebling, stubbornly refused to give up the records without the approval of her boss.

Jersey City police, guarding the vault where the records are sealed, shoved and pushed a representative of the committee who had been in- structed to break the seal and seize the records.

The grand jury of Hudson county indicted 109 members of thirty-three election boards today for false re- turns in the September Republican primaries.

Court dapeaves Adoption of Son by Dick Powell

(Picture on back page.)

Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 1.—({Special.] —~Dick Powell, film actor, became a father today when Superior Judge Robert H. Scott approved his adop- tion of Norman Barnes, 3 years old, the son of his wife, Joan Blondell, and her first husband, George Barnes, a cameraman.

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the relationship between you and your wife, Evelyn? A.—No.

Q.—Was there anything to in any wise change your relationship with John? A.—WNo.

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2 Hii! you tell just what hap- pened? A.—I was awakened by a sound. I didn’t know what it was. I thought it was something that sounded like the piano, and it startled me. I got up and went to the door of the bedroom and saw the lights were on low. Johnny was sitting at the piano, I could see only the upper part of his face and head. He was looking down. I couldn’t see Evelyn, and I wondered where she was. 1 thought she was on the davenport. I went in and looked and didn’t see her there and then I thought maybe she was in the kitchen. Then I turned. ... Then I turned ... then I saw. ...

Brushes Away Tears.

At this point Wright’s voice broke and he wiped tears from his eyes.

Giesler then turned the questioning to a statement which Wright made to the police several hours after the tragedy.

Q.— Now, you said in this statement that “I shot, shot, shot, everything that was in me.” Did you recall hay- ing pulled the trigger? A.—No, I didn’t.

Q.—Then why did you say that? A.—I don’t know—I just tried to re- construct. I knew what must have happened.

Q@.—You told Officer Reed you were a murderer, that you had shot your wife and killed your best friend, did you? Did you know you had shot them? <A.—I stood there with the gun in my hand. No one else was there—I must have done it.

Questioned on Police Story.

Q.—You told other persons several times that you had found your wife cheating? A.—Yes.

Q.—Why didn’t you tell the police this story at 7:30 a. m. [when Wright made a purported confession in the Glendale jailj? A.—I couldn’t—I couldn’t—I couldn’t make myself tell that about Evelyn!

Q@.—Who was the first person you told it to? A.—My father—days later.

Giésler then asked Wright to re- late his conversation with his father. Prosecutors S. Ernest Roll and J. Miller Leavy jumped to their feet in protest, and were sustained.

As the day’s court session neared a close the prosecutors began their cross-examination of Wright, and the

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escé . a murder ny and killed a police sergeant in the Bronx Friday. Irwin killed Veronica Ged- eon, artist’s model, her mother, and a male boarder in their home Easter Sunday.

“Tf Irwin is declared to be insane,” Mulrooney said, “he will be sent to Matteawan. If, after observation there, he is found to be sane, he will be returned to the authorities and may escape prosecution, just as, Lavin did,”

The Lunacy commission appointed to inquire into Irwin’s sanity still has not reported. Meantime, plans are under way for a legislative in- quiry into lunacy commissions. . The investigation was ordered after Lav- in’s murder of Police Sergeant David Kilpatrick.

been on the verge of collapse several times during his direct testimony, appeared to regain his composure and self-confidence. He will resume the stand tomorrow for completion of the cross-examination,

Recalls Broken Health.

Earlier in his testimony Wright de- scribed the nervous effects of his world war service, his broken health, an illness suffered by his wife, his own sterilization, and the separation from his wife over money problems.

The witness gave his age as 38 and said he was born in Milwaukee. He testified he was a sergeant in an American artillery unit which saw service at the front in France.

After his war service he told how, in 1919, he attended the University of Wisconsin. While there, he said, he often woke up at night, shouting and screaming. On those occasions, he related, his brother made him get up and drink warm milk or read.

@. Lby Geisler|—How long did this persist? A.—Evelyn used to make me get up when I would talk and scream at night,

Tells Loss of Weight.

Wright testified that when he left the university he weighed only 110 pounds, although his normal weight was 160.

“Mother used to tell me to not let things bother me so,” he said. Later I got a T. B. diagnosis and dad sent me to a sanitarium and paid for it. I was getting $50 a month from the government, which I still receive.”

The witness said he frequently had stabbing pains in his back and chest and feared it was pleurisy.

In relating his experiences in France under heavy fire Wright said that. one night his unit was shelled with high explosives and gas.

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“We had considerable discussion about it,” Wright said, “and I told her we were going on a strict budget. She said she could get a job and make her own living. The upshot was she took a separate apartment.”

Although she got a job as a model, Wright said his wife received $200 a month from him.

Reconciliation Sought.

“She lost her job in a month,” Wright testified. “She hadn’t been used to work and couldn’t stand it.”

During their separation, he said, he saw their child every day and fre quently took Mrs, Wright to dinner and a movie.

@.—During that time did. you try to effeet a reconciliation? A.—O, yes. I felt lost while she was away.

Then, after a few months, the wit- ness related, he and his wife began t- live together again.

Wright said that before the slaying tragedy he was president and gen- eral manager of the Union Air ter- minal at a salary of $550 a month.

Then he was asked about the depo- sition of a Chicago surgeon, read yes- terday, which asserted that a ster- ilization operation performed on him was solely to avert the danger of possible childbirth to Mrs. Wright.

Q.—Was that the only reason for the operation? A.—Yes, it was.

Asked About Photograph.

Several days ago the prosecution introduced a photograph of Wright with a group of Hollywood movie players. The state contended the slight smile on Wright’s face disputed the defense contention that he was downcast early’ in 1936, when the pic- ture was taken. Giesler questioned Wright about the picture today.

“It was a publicity stunt,” the wit- ness testified. United Air Lines flew some people to Palm Springs, and when they returned the picture was taken.”

“This lady at your right—had you ever seen her before?” the attorney asked.

“No, nor since,” Wright replied.

The woman referred to was Frances Farmer of the movies. Seated next to her was Buster Keaton. Others in the photograph included John Miljan, Nancy Carroll, and Wally Ford.

Wright testified he first met Kim- mel in December, 1935. He said they became very friendly, visited back and forth, and lunched together. The witness said he often dined at the Kimmel home during the separation from his wife.

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