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vestigation, always starts in the dining-room
or the kitchen.
"Appreciating this fact, I applied
the soothing effect of music by or
ganizing an orchestra and having it
play during the meal hour. We have
had no trouble in the dining-room
since the music was introduced.
"Music appeals to the better side
of men. I found the prisoners will
ing to learn to play musical instru
ments and to participate in the band
and orchestra. We now have an
orchestra of twelve pieces and a band
"We have instrumental music at
our Sunday services. We've created
an interest in vocal music, too, and
the penitentiary has a fine choir of
Most of the instruments in the
orchestra and band are owned by the
prisoners themselves, having been
purchased with money they have
saved from the meager pittance al
lowed them by the state for luxuries.
They have been bought instead of
tobacco, fruit and sweets.
When Warden Banders first took
charge of the Iowa prison and issued
his orders all authorities of the Unit
ed States threw up their hands in
He took the clubs away from the
He abolished the lock step and sub
stituted the military step.
He introduced music.
He organized a lecture course and
brought talent from without to
speak, all paid for by the prisoners
He abolished the stripes, except
ing for worst criminals.
He made the men polish (Aeir
shoes and comb their hair, for he
abolished the shaving of the head.
He introduced basket ball and
He put men prisoners on their
Potatoes jn Greenland do not grow
iarger thanan ordinary marble.
LATE NEWS FLASHES
Lansing, Mich. Body of man be
lieved to be Verne M. White, ex
mayor of Owosso, Mich., taken from
Grand River. Foul play suspected.
Knoxville, Tenn. Mob broke into
hardware "store and took guns and
ammunition valued at $700 in at
tempt to get from jail negro charged
with killing Patrolman Hickey. Pris
oner rushed to Chattanooga for safe
keeping. Cincinnati, 0. Prosecution in trial
of George B. Cox, ex-Republican
leader and other former officials of
Cincinnati Trust Co. on charge of
abstracting $52,500 note from bank's
assets, received setback when wit
ness testified trust company was no.t
In existence at time it is charged ab
straction took place.
Leavenworth, Kan. "Bankers'
Row" at Federal penitentiary will
lose four of its inmates when Max P.
Emmerich, Paul C. Call, Harry C.
Prizler and J. W. Hogue go out on
Edinburgh. 60,000 ship-building
employes will strike if employers re
fuse 5 per cent wage increase.
Jackson, Mich.- Convict Joseph
Davisonexpected to take stand in his
own defense against charge that he
was responsible for fire which de
stroyed binder twine warehouse at
Jackson prison last October.
Terre Haute, lnd Mayor Gebhard
removed Frederick Reckert from
Board of Park Commissioners for
connection with fatal shooting of
teamster by Emil Bhrman. Reckert
had refused to resign.
Culver, Ind. Tango, Turket Trot
and allied dances put under official
ban for cadets of Culyer Military
HEETER REFUSES TQ RESIGN x
Pittsburgh, June 4. SupL of
Schools Heeter, recently found guilty
of making improper advances to
three school employes by an inves
tigating committee of citizens, re
fuses to resign.