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4THUIRSDAY, DEcE:mBum 19, 1935
'ells Of Star's
Threaten Screen Actress
'or Her Part In Arrest
Of Two Extortionists
(By The Associated Press)
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18-Fear of
gangland bullets haunted Thelma
Todd in the last hours of her life, the
winsome screen star's chauffeur told
police shortly before a coroner's jury
was summoned today to probe the
riddle of her death.
The chauffeur, Ernest O. Peters,
said he drove the statuesque blonde
beauty from a Hollywood cafe to her
seaside apartment at breakneck speed
a few hours before she died under
mysterious cirmustances Sunday.
"Miss Todd was afraid," Peters
said, "because she had been the target
of extortion threats which had caused
the arrest of two men. She told me
to drive at top speed and not to make
Sometime between 4 a.m. and 4
p.m. Sunday, after Peters retured to
his Hollywood auto livery stand, the
glamorous comedienne died in her
luxurious town car in a garage a few
hundred yards up a steep roadway
from her apartment. Roland West,
h6r partner in the seaside cafe ven-
ture, told Police he had "locked out"
Subpenaed besides Peters and West
to tell of the last hours of the 30-
year old actress were:
Sid Grauman, theatrical impres-
ario, who telephoned West at 2 a.m.,
Sunday at Miss Todd's request to in-
form him she was leaving for home.
Mrs. Alice Todd, the star's mother.
Mrs. Wallace Ford, wife of the
actor, who said she received a cryptic
telephone call from Miss Todd about
4 p.m. Sunday.
Stanley Lupino, English comedian,
and his wife, hosts at the party which
Miss Todd left to go to her death.
Police Iold Original Theory
Police held strongly to the theory
of accidental death from carbon mon-
oxide fumes as she sat in the car
but did not discount the possibility of
murder or suicide.
A preliminary report by Dr. A. F.
Wagner, county autopsy surgeon, dis-
closed the actress' blood had 75 per
cent saturation by carbon monoxide,
and her brain .13 per cent saturation
"Indications were found that there
had been sufficient alcohol to stupify
her," Dr. Wagner said. "Increased
heart action caused by the alcohol
would have pumped the monoxide
poisoning through her blood in a few
Jack McCarthy Is
Frequenter Of Jail
Jack McCarthy, 23 years old, of'
South Lyons, decided last April 10
that Spring had really come, so he
walked out of the Washtenaw County
Jail leaving imprisonment and the
better part of a drunk and disorderly
sentence behind him.
Monday Jack McCarthy, 23 years
old, of South Lyons, was booked again
by police on a drunk and disorderly
charge. In spite of having several
Jack McCarthy's, 23 years old, of
South Lyons, booked there on sev-
eral occasions, with, however, dif-
ferent native states of West Virginia,
Virginia, and Wyoming, sheriff's offi-
cers realized immediately that their
new guest, the former callers, and the
inmate who had left so discourteously'
without bidding his host goodbye last
spring were all one and the same.
Accordingly McCarthy, all three of
him, was hailed into the court of Jus-
tice of Peace Jay H. Payne on a
charge of breaking jail, waived exam-
ination, and was bound over to cir-
cuit court. Bond was not furnished.
In the interim before his trial, Mc-
Carthy will do another ten days of
"homework" assigned him by Judge
Payne for the present drunk and dis-
Ann Arbor Woman
Police stated yesterday that Mrs.
Rossana Fredericks, 65, 714 Miller
Ave., attempted to committ suicide by
shutting herself in the kitchen of her
home and turning the gas stove ont
full force. She was discovered by
her husband, Joseph, a carpenter, who
immediately notified police.t
The ambulance for the Staffan Fu-
neral Home was summoned, and Mrs.'
Fredericks was rushed to St. Joseph's
Mercy Hospital where her condition
was described as "serious."t
Appoint Miriam Moore r
Mrs. Miriam Moore, 28, has been1
tentatively appointed county super-
visor of recreation by Miss Cora L.
Honor Blind Engineer
-Associated Press Photo
Ralph R. Teetor (above), of Ha-
gerstown, Ind., one of the leading
automotive engineers of the coun-
try and blind since early childhood,
will be inducted as president of the
Society of Automotive Engineers in
Detroit in January.
Six Of Faculty
Will Meet With
Association Plans Session
During Holiday Vacation
Six members of the University his-
tory department will attend the 50th
annual session of the American His-
torical Association to be held Dec.
27-30 in Chattanooga, Tenn., it was
Papers will be givn by Professors
Arthur E. R. Boak, and Albert Hyma,
and by Dr. John W. Stanton. Profes-
sors Arthur L. Cross, Dwight L. Dum-
ond, and Dr. Rudolph A. Winnacker
will complete the University's repre-
Prof. Lewis G. VanderVelde will
read a paper before the meeting of
the American Society of Church His-
tory which will convene Dec. 30-31
in New York City, it was also an-
"The University of Michigan Exca-
vations in Egypt and Mesopotamia"
will be the subject of Professor Boak's
paper, to be delivered before the sec-,
tion on Ancient History on Dec. 28.
Professor Boak will also act as a
member of the general program com-
Professor Dumond will be the
chairman of the joint session of the
American Historical Association and
the Mississippi Historical Associaton.
Professor Hyma's paper will be read
before the joint session of the Po-
litical Science Association and the
American Historical Association.
Dr. Stonton will discuss "Russian
Diplomatic Missions to Peking during
the Eighteenth Century" at the meet-
ing of the section on The Far East,
Gained In State
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Professor Eriksen Describes
Denmark In Radio Broadcast'
'Smarter ,Students' I
Indicated By Tests
At Michigan State
EAST LANSING, Dec. 18.-,(A) -
A tabulation of the marks achieved by
Michigan State College freshmen
taking the psychological examination
required at entrance indicated today
that students are smarter or the test
Professor J. M. de Haan of the
psychology department, who gave the
examination, said the marks were 12
points higher than the average and
that the scores of two students tak-
ing the test were the highest ever
scored at the college. He declined to'
reveal their names, asserting that to
do so might cause embarrassment.
De Haan said there was nothing in
the results of the test to indicate that
the women were smarter or less smart
than the men. lie explained that the
number of each sex whose marks were
well above the average and those be-
low the average were considered sep-
arately and together and in each case
the ratio indicated that neither sex
held an advantage in scores.
The professor himself refused to
speculate as to whether the yearlings
were smarter. He said he could see
no basis for a belief that the years
of depression had made them more
Deadline For License
Plates Still Undecided
LANSING, Dec. 18. - (1P)-Orville
E. Atwood, secretary of state, said
today he hasnotreached a decisiong
as to whether motorists may drive
under 1935 automobile license plates
after Jan. 1.
He said he expected to confer with
Deputy Secretary of State Louis
Webber on the question within a
week. Branch offices, he said, have
not been directed to tell motorists
there will be no extension of the time
in which they may operate their cars
with the old plates, nor have they
CHURCH LEADER DIES
MADISON, Dec. 18. - ( P) - Dr.
Frank Mason North, 85, one of the
founders of the Federal Council of
Churches of Christ in America, of
which he was a former president, is
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Continuing the series of descrip-
tions oft the Scandinavian countries,
Prof. Edward L. Eriksen of the en-
gineering school spoke yesterday
about his native land, Denmark, over
the University Broadcasting Service.
"The fact that Denmark is prac-
tically surrounded and very much cut
up by the sea, plus the influence of
the gulf stream sweeping across the
Atlantic through the Faroe Islands
,and up along the west coast of Nor-
way, modifies the climate very much
and makes it a relatively mild one,"
Professor Eriksen stated. The win-
ters are not so severe as in Michigan
and the summers are much cooler.
The geological formation of Den-
mark is very similar to Michigan, he
said. At the same time that the ice
cap from the north extended over
Michigan, a similar glacier covered all
the Scandinavian countries. The land
is of a rolling nature, and there are
many glacial lakes. Peat bogs exist
in large areas and are to some ex-
tent utilized for peat extraction, the
"Through the middle of Jutland
there are extensive moors covered
with the same kind of heather one
finds in Scotland," Professor Eriksen
said. These heather moors are now
rapidly disappearing, since the gov-
ernment, about forty years ago, start-
ed replanting them with spruce and
pine. Besides these evergreen forests
the main tree is the beech.
"Much of the greater part of the
land area of Denmark, or about 90
per cent, is productive and of this
productive land, 80 per cent is
farmed," Professor Eriksenradded. In
comparison to the farming industry,
the other natural resources of the
country are of subordinate import-
Denmark is above all a cooperative
country, the speaker emphasized.
Through a system of education which
formed rural high schools having no
entrance requirements or examina-
tions, no diplomas or degrees, he stat-
ed, the Danes have become acquaint-
ed with each other and have learned
to trust each other. Thus, everything
is cooperative in Denmark in the
Sugar beets and corn are most
commonly grown on the farms. The
standard products exported are ba-
con, eggs, and butter. Landlordism
and farm tenancy has almost disap-
peared. Rural social life has become
intelligent and attractive, Professor
The other important industries,
such as breweries, distilleries, tobacco
and chocolate factories have a large
excise tax on them, and the govern-
ment revenue from them is consid-
erable. The textile, clothing, and
leather industries are very important.
Cement and porcelain industries are
important exporting industries.
Michigan State Bond
Finance Plan Fails
EAST LANSING, Dec. 18.-(P) -
Plans of the state board of agriculture
to issue $725,000 in bonds to refund
bonds on a woman's dormitory at
Michigan State college and finance
the construction of a new one lay in
The Detroit banking concern which
was to have underwritten the issue,
announced it had lost interest in the
proposal. The announcement dashed
the board's hopes that had been built
up through six months of negotiation.
'Approximately $400,000 of the
bonds would have been used to re-
fund at a lower rate of interest the
bonds outstanding against Mary
Mayo hall for women. The rest would
have gone to pay for a new dormi-
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LANSING, Dec. 18. - (AP) - The
state liquor control commission
claimed today a jump of $2,000,000 in
net revenues for 1935.
Chairman John S. McDonald said
the commission has turned over $6,-
000,000 in liquor sales profit and beer
tax revenues to the state treasurer
and will raise that figure to $8,500,000
by Jan. 1. He placed net revenues
for 1934 at $6,500,000.
The chairman said the commission
has $1,737,000 in cash on hand, and
has turned back to municipalities
$1,707,000 as their share of license
sales receipts. He placed the gross
revenues of the commission for 1935
The commission restored today the
full 15 cents a gallon tax on Michigan
wines as part of a plan to collect
money owed the state by Michigan
The commission last fall agreed to
collect only one cent a gallon tax on
wine sales by those wineries agreeing
to pay Michigan grape growers $40 a
ton for their product, Under the new
arrangement, 14 cents of the tax col-
lected on wine sold by wineries not'
in debt to the state will be returned.
Chairman McDonald explained the
debts were due to the state's having
loaned the wineries money to buy the
Michigan grape crop under the pre-
vious administration. s G
A report that licensees in Grand
Rapids are disobeying closing hour
regulations aroused the ire today of
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