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Grand Jury Is
Hinted In Case
Before House'

Film Star Discovers New Way To Keep Cool

Committee Alleges That
Fugitive Was Supplied
With Funds
Accuse Each Other
Silverman Is Charged With
Attempting To Swing
Auto Contracts
WASHINGTON, July 25. - (P) -
Amid speculation as to whether a
grand jury inquiry is imminent, the
house military committee sought to-
day to garner more testimony about
the alleged relations between Frank
Speicher and Joseph Silverman, Jr.,
former dealer in surplus army sup-
Speicher, who was sought for
months last year by government ag-
ents, was summoned to testify to-
"We want the whole story he
knows," said Chairman McSwain
(South Carolina Democrat).
Speicher Sought
From Harold Schnuer of New York,
former attorney for Speicher, the
committee obtained testimony that
Silverman money was given Speicher
on several occasions while he was
sought last year by the committee as
a witness for a grand jury inquiry
here into war department business
Silverman, who built up a 'huge
business in surplus army- supplies,
only to be barred from the war de-
partment, denied to the committee
earlier that he had supplied funds to
Speicher while the latter was hunted
over the country by federal agents.
"Both Interested"
McSwain has told the committee,
too, that Speicher and Silverman
were both interested in obtaining a
General Motors sales agenqy in
Washington. McSwain said Silver-
man was to swing contracts to this
agency after using his influence to
have war department specifications
changed so as not to bar Chevrolet
Silverman told the committee
Speicher sought to destroy him on
that deal.
George E. McNeil, of the United
States district attorney's office here,
took notes as Schnuer testified yes-
terday. He said the possibilitiy of
grand jury action hinged on what
was brought out later.
Tells Of. Trip
Bert C. Brown, in charge of the
United States secret service in De-
troit, told the committee yesterday
about a trip Silverman made to De-
troit in connection with setting up a
General Motors sales agency in
McSwain said the arrangements
looked like a "frame-up against Gen-
eral Motors and the government."
From Brown he received testimony
that Dennis Mahoney, New York de-
tective and friend of Silverman, had
called the secret service operative in
Detroit last year and asked him to
introduce Silverman to some General
Motors officials.

-Associated Press Photo.
Grace Bradley, Hollywood film actress, has discovered a way to
enjoy hot weather. She floats around on an inflated inner tube, shaded
by a parasol, while munching an ice cream cone.

'Nazis Assail
Three Groups
In Latest Blow
Fuehrer Attacks Foreign,
Catholic Press, Steel
BERLIN, July 25. - (A) - The
Nazis attacked today on three fronts
- against the foreign press, against
the Catholic press at home, and
against the war veterans' organiza-
tion, the Steel Helmet.
A large portion of Germany's press
heaped scorn on foreign newspapers
for alleged "slander, biased reporting
and exaggeration" of the German
government's anti-Semitic and anti-
Catholic measures.
Editors Worried
Catholic editors were worried as to
how soon Max Amann, the president
of the Reich press chamber and boss
of the German publishing business,
would strike against Catholic news-
papers which he decides are not edit-
ed "in the national socialist spirit."
Political police dissolved the Steel
Helmet units in western Mecklen-
burg, at Parchim, Ludwigslust and
Waren on the grounds of subversive
The attack on the foreign press
took the form mainly of pointing out
that other nations had their own
riots, lynchings, and such disorders
and that therefore there was no
cause for them to get unduly exicted
over disorders in Germany.
The Nazi party organ at Baden,
"Fuehrer," appeared with a demand
that Catholic newspapers be elimin-
ated as part of the Nazi drive against
"political Catholicism."
Deadline Reached
Last April 25, Amann published an
edict giving newspapers three months
to show they agreed with Nazi party
principles. That time now has ex-
The dissolution of the Steel Helmet
unit in western Mecklenburg was
ordered, it was officially announced,
because "resistance has been offered
by members of the Steel Helmet to
orders issuedby state officials, and
officers of the "Nazi) party."
Most particularly, the complaint
was made that the members of the
war veterans' units concerned had
not participated in the studies of
aerial protection ordered by the ad-
ministrative leader of the district.
Whether the entire Steel Helmet
organization may be dissolved has not
been ascertained. Although various
rumors have said such disolution is
LONGCHAMP - (P) - Soda sipper
straw hats are next. They appeared
at the races in broad brimmed models
made of the same straws used for
sodas, coiled round and round. Most
of them were black trimmed with a
small cluster of bright flowers.


Girls Are

Better Talkers In
School -Not News
DENVER, July 25. - (P)-Girls in
Denver schools are better talkers than
the boys.
The actual count shows 109 boys
who stammer, but only 25 girls with
the impediment. Lispers are more
evenly divided -151 boys and 108
Miss Mary A. Willsea and Miss Julia
M. Wright are two teachers especially
assigned to work with Denver young-
sters whose tongues "just get in the
way." They report four of every five
stammerers in the kindergartens and
elementary grades are boys.
Corrective measures include word
drills and "gral gymnasiums" to
strengthen lingual muscles and stim-
ulate brain control of lips and tongue.
Col. H.H. Rogers
Dies Following
Extended Illness
SOUTHAMPTON, N. Y., July 25. -
P) -- Col. Henry Huddleston Rogers,
inheritor of one of the large fortunes
made in the Standard Oil companies,
died today in Southampton Hospital.
He had been ill since last October,
when he suffered an attack of pneu-
Rogers, who was 55 years old, was
taken to the hospital two days ago,
from his Southampton summer home,
for a blood transfusion.
He was the son of the late H. H.
Rogers, a vice-president of the Stand-
ard Oil companies for years and a
-hief aid of John D. Rockefeller in
the development of the vast concern.
Last May, he was operated on at
Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore
and was taken to his summer place
to convalesce. Growing weaker, he
was taken to the hospital for the
transfusion in preparation for a sec-
ond operation.
He was born in New York City in
December, 1879, and was graduated
from Columbia University in 1901.
As an officer in the New York militia
he rose rapidly and was a colonel of
artillery in 1913.
During the Mexican Punitive Ex,
pedition in 1916, he commanded the
Third New York Artillery and was
with that regiment in action in
France. The governments of France
and the United States decorated him.
Housman 's
for Saturday

Tigers Go To
Cleveland For
4-Game Series
Rain Postpones Final Tilt
With Yankees; Auker
May Hurl Today
NEW YORK, July 25. --(A') - Rain
and wet grounds resulted in a post-
ponement today of the final game in
the series between the New York
Yankees and the Detroit Tigers.
Mickey Cochrane and his Bengals
headed for Cleveland immediately
after the Yankee management had
announced the postponement. The
Tigers will engage the Indians in a
four game series starting tomorrow,
after which Detroit will return to
Navin Field to engage the St. Louis
Mickey and the Tigers left New
York, winners of the crucial series,
two games to one and practically tied
with the Yankees at the top of the
standings. Only .004 of a percentage
point separated the two teams.
The game postponed today will be
played as a part of a doubleheader
when the Tigers make their final
swing through the east in September.
The day of idleness also gave the
Tiger pitching staff a chance to rest
up after the hectic series with New
York. Elden Auker, whom Cochrane
planned to start against the Yankees
in the final game of the series here,
may hurl the first game against
Cleveland, although Tommy Bridges
and Schoolboy Rowe also are ready
for starting assignments against the
A magnificent four-hit pitching
performance by a veteran of many
baseball wars, 34-year-old 'General'
Alvin Crowder, shut out the Yankees
yesterday, 4 to 0, and boosted the
Tigers to a synthetic tie with New
York, less than half a percentage
point separating the leaders in the
league standings.
The General permitted only one
Yankee to get beyond first base. He
did not issue a walk and struck out
three men, among them the mighty
slugger, Lou Gehrig. The four hits he
yielded were scattered singles, one of
them a safe bunt laid down by the
hard-hitting George Selkirk, who ac-
counted for half the Yankee blows.
Where To Go
2- p.m. Majestic Theater, "Black
Fury" with Paul Muni, and "Captain
2 p.m. Michigan Theater, "Strand-
ed" with Kay Frances and George
Brent, and "College Scandal" with
Arline Judge and Kent Taylor.
2 p.m. Wuerth Theater, "Air.
Hawks" with Wiley Post, and George
O'Brien in "Cowboy Millionaire."
7 p.m. Same features at the three
8:30 p.m. Lydia Mendelssohn
Theater, "Othello" by the Michigan
Reportory Players.
Canoeing'every afternoon and eve-
ning on the Huron River, Saunder's
Canoe Livery.

WASHINGTON, July 25. --(0) -1
Circumstances in 1890 dropped a wittyi
Irishman into the amost completely
German town of St. Marys, Pa., to
teach and to struggle with the long,1
German names of the townspeople.c
Today as a strange, indirect result,
the Associated Gas & Electric Co. is1
explaining its battle against the util-
ity holding company bill to the sen-
ate's lobby investigation.
The Irishman is Dennis Driscoll,
now the white-haired and still witty
representative from Pennsylvania,
who "got nosey," as he says, because
of the peculiar character of the com-
munications he was receiviis; criticiz-
ing the holding company bill, and
uncovered information which precipi-
tated the giant utility company into
the hearing.
Knows First Names Too
Names are a hobby with Driscoll
and city directories just an evening's
pleasure ever since he tried to teach
the three R's to little Gittenbergers,
little Eisenmans, little Steinhausers,
and so on.
He not only learned to pronounce
the names, but he knows what they
mean. He liked his German neighbors
so well he never left St. Marys, and
he knows a good portion of the citi-
zens by their first names.
Then came the period a few weeks
back when he received wires signed
by the names of many of those neigh-
bors attacking the holding company
bill. In two days, 816 telegrams
poured into his office. Altogether he
received 1,500.
Bridge Training Helped
He phoned his "girl friend," who
is Mrs. Driscoll to strangers. She
came to his office and together they
spent an evening sorting those wires.
"She's a good bridge player," Dris-
coll grins, "so I let her deal them
into piles, one for each letter of the
alphabet. In 816 telegrams there
were 75 from persons whose names
began with 'A' and 114 from those
whose names began with 'B.' Any
school child would know that 'A' and
'B' names don't fill a quarter of the
city directory. They did honor the
'D's' with some wires, but not enough.
So Driscoll grew even "nosier." He
found one message signed by his old
friend, John S. Bayer, furniture deal-
er in Warren, so he wrote Bayer
about "his telegram." Bayer wrote
back, "Never sent you a telegram.
Exactly 115 football players have
been killed playing football in the
United States in the last four years.
Only 16, were killed in college games
or practice for college games.
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Never authorized anyone to send one.
Have no interest in the utility bill."
Driscoll sent out more letters to
this long list of correspondents he
had suddenly acquired. More denials
came back.
Frank Vallala and Ann Martin had
both sent him two wires from Warren.
Each of the wires directed him to
take different courses in his voting on
the bill.
He told the senate hearing the
story wtih an air of injured innocence
that brought shouts of laughter.

Driscoll's Investigation Into
Names Started A Senate Probe

Mounties' Desert
Steeds For Autos
MONTREAL, Que., July 25. - (f)
-The much-storied Royal Canadian
Mounted Police have lost their horses,
says J. E. Dancey, head auditor for
the famed "mounties."
He reports that although the police
traveled 13,506,632 miles during the
fiscal year 1933-34, the mileage cov-
ered by saddle horse was so small as
to be of little account. Improved
roads, notably in Quebec, are held
largely responsible for the move of the
mounties from the saddle to, behind
the wheel.

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