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,JULY 17, 1935



Jud ge Rejeets
Goodrich Plea
OHis Insanity
Doctor Reports To Court
That Slayer Is Sane By
Medical Test
DETROIT, July 16. - (/P) - Judge
Christopher E. Stein of recorder's
court rejected a defense plea for de-
lay in the case of Merton Ward Good-
rich today and ordered the trial of
the slayer of 11-year-old Lillian Gal-
laher to proceed at 9 a.m. Wednes-.
_day as scheduled.
Judge Stein also denied a defense
motion for the appointment of alien-
ists to examine Goodrich and testify
for the respondent at state expense.
Dr. I. L. Polozker's recorder's court
psychiatrist, reported to the court
this moning that Goodrich is legally
"Irresistible Impulse"
Harry C.'Hanley, defense attorney,
had announced plans to build a case
for Goodrich on the theory that the
slayer, although sane, was the victim
of an "irresistible impulse" when he
attacked and killed the little girl last
Sept. 20. Hanley contended that if
the trial jury agreed with his theory,
Goodrich should be freed.
Judge Stein told Hanley he could
renpw his motion for their appoint-
meht during the trial of developments
indicated reasonable groups.
Prosecutor Duncan C. McCrea Said
Dr. Polozker's report settled definitely
the question of Goodrich's sanity.
Hanley said he was considering re-
mapping his plans for defending his
Dr. Polozker's report said, "Merton
Ward Goodrich is not insane and is
able to assist his counsel in his pres-
ent difficulty.",
Reward Paid
The New York patrolman who "put
the collar" on Goodrich is $500 richer
today, with an additional $1,000 to be
sent him within a few days.
The Detroit News reward of $1,000
was forwarded this noon to the pa-
trolman, Thomas J. Harris, a plain
clothes man whose job is to protect
children at a wading pool in Central
County Auditor Edward H. Wil-
liams recommended immediate pay-
ment to Harris of the $2,000 offered
by the county for the arrest of the
confessed slayer.
Harris, who ended one of the most
widespread manhunts in years when
he arrested the former beer garden
trap drummer a fortnight ago, will
keep only half the rewards. The other
half automatically goes to the New
York police pension fund, officers here
Poisson Case
Heard By Port
Huron Justice
Twelve Witnesses Facing
'Love Slayer'; Salesman
Murdered, Woman Hurt
PORT HURON, July 16. - (A) -
A dozen witnesses to the slaying of
FrankWells, Kokomo, Id., were to
be on hand today at the police court
hearing of Henry Poisson, 43-year-
old Belgan-American, accused of the
shooting and charged with first de-
gree murder.
Poisson, who also is known as
George Moss, pleaded not guilty yes-
terday and said he shot Wells in self-
defense. "I was afraid he was going
to hit me, so I shot him," he told

Prosecutor Arthur M. Mann.
He said he could not remember fir-
ing the shot that wounded Mrs. Fan-
ny Melvin, 53-year-old widow, who is
near death at Port Huron hospital.
Attendants said today that Mrs. Mel-
yin's condition was unchanged. Earl-
ier, her physicians said she had only
a "slim chance" of recovery.
Poisson said he bought the revolver
to shoot himself. "I guess the thought
of losing her love made me go crazy,"
he explained.
Neighbors of Mrs. Melvin told the
prosecutor that Poisson had been at
her home frequently since the death
of her husband three years ago. Sev-
eral weeks ago, they said, she told him
to leave. Since then he had been up-
Wells, a 38-year-old salesman who
leaves his widow and a 17-year-old
son in Kokomo, took Mrs. Melvin rid-
ing Sunday night, Mrs. Melvin re-
mained in the car when he stopped
in front of a beer garden to buy some
Set Date For Trial
Of Ferris, Women
DETROIT, July 16. - (A) - Wil-
liam Lee Ferris and three women im-
plcated with him in he slaying of
Howard Carter Dickinson, New York
attorney, appeared in recorder's court
for arraignment today and Judge
Chistopher E. Stein set their first
degree murder trial for next Tues-

Thousands Lose Lives In Han River Flood

With Eyes To
Future, Norris
Keeps Fighfing
Nebraska's Great Liberal
Is One Of Washington's
Busiest Figures
WASHINGTON, July 16.--(IP)-
An elder statesman, George W. Nor-
ris of Nebraska "never looks back,
but always is looking to the future
to see what can be done," as his sec-
retary, John P. Robertson, expresses
The veteran Republican indepen-
dent has waged battle after battle.
Not long ago he was appealing to Ne-
braska's voters to adopt a state con-
stitutional amendment for a one-
house legislature, expecting it to be
his "last fight." The election figures
scarcely were dry before he was en
route back to Washington to resume
work on dozens of ideas he hopes to
incorporate in the nation's law.
Norris is one of the busiest men
on capitol hill. Despite his 73 years,
he generally is at work in his office
by 8:30 a.m. and seldom returns
home before 7 p.m., often carrying
books and pamphlets to study at
His library is lined with books on
economic and social problems, his-
tory and biography. Most of them
have his own penciled index of in-
teresting points.
Confident the world can be made
a bit easier and better for the com-
mon man, Norris finds his hobbies
chiefly in his work.
Rarely is he absent when the Sen-
ate is in session, following each de-
bate closely, no matter how dull, to
keep thoroughly informed on every
Watch Repairing!
State and Liberty

Bauling Liberal

In uncti.n Hits
State's Motor
Licensing Law
DETROIT, Julyv 16. - (A"') - Fed-
eral Judge Ernest A. O'Brien signed
an order today temporarily restrain-
ing the state of Michigan from en-
forcing its automobile registration law
as it applies to interstate commercial
Orville E. Atwood, secretary of
state, is required to appear next Mon-
day to show cause why the injunction
should not be extended.
The order was signed on application
of Highway Motor Trucks, Inc., an
Indiana corporation, and two com-
panies which lease equipment from
the Hoosier concern, Triangle Motor
Fleet Forwarding Co. and the Trans-
America Freight Lines.
The Michigan automobile licensing
act originally exempted out-state
commercial vehicles for 10 days and
passenger automobiles for 60 days.
The 1921 legislature amended the act,
eliminating the 10-day exemption for
commercial vehicles, carrying pas-
sengers or freight over regular routes
or between fixed termini.
The suit to determine whether the
Michigan law violates provisions of
the United State Constitution regard-
ing interstate commerce must be
heard jointly by two federal district
judges and one circui jijdge.

Question One On
Death Of Jarvis
DETROIT, July 16. - (A) - Police
arrested Lawrence Delaney, 27, for-
mer inmate of Southern Michigan
Prison, today and planned to ques-
tion him concerning the death of
George T. Jarvis, Home Owners Loan
Corporation official.
Delaney was picked up on suspicion
of being one of two men who ad-
ministered "knockout drops" to Emil
Gershler, apartment house owner, and
robbed him, two months ago. The
men robbed Gershler of $750.
Delaney was released from prison
six months ago.
Police released Annis Howard, 34,
today after questioning him in the
Jarvis case. He was held Monday
with Joseph Moses, 60. The two were
arersted in a blind pig on Congress
St., less than half a block from the
place where Jarvis' body was found
last Thursday morning.

The second of a series of Wednes-
day afternoon teas will be held from
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. today in the Mich-
igan League Garden for all students
enrolled in the Summer Session and
members of the faculty.
Pouring at the tea table will be
Mrs. Pouis A. Hopkins, Laura Jane
Zimmerman, Mary Mor'rison, and
Louise Paine.

-Associated Press Photo.
Untold thousands were reported to have lost their lives when the
flooded Han river poured a seething torrent through a break in the
dykes on the Hanyang side of the stream across from Hankow. Picture
shows a street scene in ┬░Hankow during a recent flood of the Yangtze
CanerlNow Second In Death
Causes; Sixth Ten Years Atro


Save1murs!I egroney:

This is the seventh of the series of
short articles, sponsored by the Mich-
igan State Medical Society, in which
the essential facts about cancer are
miade clear.
Cancer is a universal disease which
attacks the entire animal kingdom,
including man. In Michigan alone
there are more than 25,000 people
living with cancer ,and every week
about 100 die of cancer in this state.
In the entire United States, about
125,000 deaths are caused by cancer
each year.
Among the major causes of death,
cancer has gradually risen until now
it takes second place, only diseases of
the heart outranking it. Yet thirty
years ago cancer was in the sixth
place as a cause of death. Thus there
has been a marked increase in the
number of cases of cancer. This in-
crease is, in part, only apparent and
in part real. It is partially account-
ed for by constant improvement in
medical diagnosis. More cancers are
being detected and recognized as
such. Another reason is the greater
average length of human life. While
cancer can occur at any age, it is
largely a disease of adult life, most
cases occurring between the ages of
35 and 70. It is surprising, but true,
that the success of preventive medi-
cine in protecting children and young
adults from diphtheria, typhoid fever,
tuberculosis, and similar diseases, has
increased the number of cases of can-
cer by permitting a larger proporton
of the population to reach the age
when cancer is common.
In addition to these reasons for the
increases in cancer, there appears to
be an actual increase in cancer of
certain organs, particularly the lungs.
Women are attacked by cancer
more frequently than men. This is
due to its greater frequency in the fe-
male breast and reproductive organs.
Cancer of the breast is 100 times more
common in women than in men.
There is some evidence that the
rising curve of cancer has about
reached its peak. It is hoped that
Laval Submits
23-Point Plan
To Lift Franc
Premier Faces First Real
Test Of Strength Over
Economy Measures
PARIS, July 16. - () - Premier
Pierre Laval tackled the problems of
France's depression and its 11,000,-
000,000-franc deficit today, submit-
ting 23 economy decrees to the cabi-
net in an effort to bolster the franc.
The premier faced the first big
test of his strength by using the vir-
tual dictatorial powers granted to him
by parliament. The only alternative,
he said would be to "fabricate false
The decrees, kept secret until after
the Bastille day demonstrations to
avoid a public protest, were consid-
ered by the cabinet at an all-day
meeting before being presented to
President Albert Lebrun for his signa-
A lowering of foreign trade bar-
riers, including import quota restric-

with the spread of knowledge about
this disease, prevention, early diag-
nosis, treatment, and cure will be
more common so that no longer will
one person out of every ten fall vic-
tim to it, as is true now.

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