General News of the Day, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-26


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1 GENERAL NEWS OF THE DAY S : and The Cook County Board has voted to sell ,200,000 worth of 1932 poor relief bonds to keep open the thirty-seven relief stations in the county, whic hare threatened with closing for lack of funds. The county lacks 98,000 needed to keep up relief until May 1. The Spanish government has announced sixteenth death penalties would be demanded when seventy-seven persons held for alleged participation in the October revolt face trial at Oviedo, Spain, early in May. The number of aliens on the United States relief rolls was estimated at 1,500,000 by Edward Corsi, former New York immigration j commissioner. It was announced at Washington Thursday that President Roosevelt has appointed Charles Edison of East Orange, N. J., a son of the late Thomas A. Edison, to the national industrial recovery board. Charges of "free love" practices among faculty members of the University of Wisconsins extension division were branded as "spite work" by the academic foe of Dean Chester D. Snell. The latter, ousted Wednesday as head of the universitys extension division here, will appear before a senate investigating committee to amplify his charges of immorality. Sam Langford, the famous Negro boxer, was able to see Wednesday after the doctor Temoved the bandages from his only remaining eye for the first time in five years. Howard Pierson, a 20-year-old youth confessed to the murder of his father and mother at Austin; Texas, Wednesday. The father was Justice William Pierson, 64, of the Texas Supreme Court. The murderer said in confessing that it was for revenge. Judge Walter P. Steffen of the Criminal Court was operated upon Thursday for a kidney ailment. The judge was formerly one of the Middle Wests most famous football players, having starred at the University of Chicago. It was only recently that he ended his career as football coach at Pittsburgh University, where he was remarkably successful. Congressman Michael Igoe of Chicago was recommended to President Roosevelt for the position of United States Attorney for Northern Illinois. Pope Pius has made a call on mankind to join in prayer for peace and "the dawn of a new era of better times." The Democrats on the Cook County Board have sidetracked a resolution indorsing the permanent registration bill. y The Communist Internationale plans to meet in Moscow on May 1 and urge a worldwide revolution. William J. Gardner, 56-year-old bank teller for the First National Bank of Chicago, who killed two of his children last Sunday night, appeared Thursday before Chief Justice Denis E. Sullivan of the Criminal Court to answer charges of murder. Gardner appeared in a dazed condition, and his case was continued to May 2.

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