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'FEDERAL PROBE OF McNAMARA CASE' ASSURED;
t INDIANA STATE COURTS TURN OVER DOCUMENTS
Records of the International As
sociation of Bridge and Struc
tural Iron Workers to Be"Used.
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 1.
A fede'ral probe of the dynamit
ing charges involving John J.
McNamara, James B. McNamara
and Ortie McManigal was as
sured here today when the In
diana state courts turned over to
the jurisdiction of the United
States grand jury books and doc
uments the International Association-of
Bridge and Structural
Following the hearing of argu
ments yesterday and today on a
petition filed by United States
Sistrict Attorney Charles W.
!iller, in which he asked for the
documents of the Iron Workers,
asserting that facts had been pre-
sented to him which led strongly
to the belief that the federal laws
regulating the transportation of
explosives, had been violated,
Judge Markey immediately sur
rendered the evidence.
Indictments, charging criminal
conspiracy, will be the object of
ihe federal investigation, which,
will commence here on Novem
ber 7 with the convening of the
United States grand jury, accord
ing to District Attorney Miller,.
The federal official says that facts
presented to him indicate that
James B. McNamara and Ortie
- McManigal violated the criminal
laws of the United States "by the
...alleged transportation of explo
sives from Indiana to Illinois,'
Missouri, Pennsylvania and other
states on passenger trains engag
ed interstate traffic.
John J. McNamara, secretary
treasuerer of the Iron Workers,
as the reputed "man behind" al
leged dynamiting plans, also
would be liable to indictment,
says the district attorney, in case
the evidence developed bears out
the preliminary indications.
Unionists Bomb Wreck Times;
Says Darrow's Copy of Times '
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 1.
That the defense in the McNa
mara case will endeavor to prove
a great portion of its contention
that gas and not dynamite de
stroyed the Los Angeles Times,
by the very forces which are be
hind the prosecution, was made
certain by the introduction by At
torney Darrow of the first copy of
the Times issued on the morning
following the disaster. He got it
before court during the interroga
tion of Talesman Thomas E.
Preston, a local architect, against
whom he later lodged a challenge
for bias which Judge Bordwell is-
expected to dispose of today.
Darrow had Preston identify a
copy of the Times which bears in
deep black type the statement:
"Unionists bombs "wreck Times."
He then introduced it in evi
dence over the protests of the dis
trict attorney, who objected, al-