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Nears End of 10,000-Mile
Cruise Tv/ice Across
Continent Only Rigid
Ship to Navigate Skies
Over Mountain Peaks.
Southern Indiana Crossed ?
Early Today as Crew,
Worn by Sleepless Nights,
Speeds to Reach Lake
hurst, N. J., by Nightfall.
By I nitf4 Press
DOAH Oct. 25.—New records in air
navigation will have been made by '
the Navy dirigible Shenandoah when
it completes its spectacular 10,000-
mile cruise and is led into its hang
ar at Lakehurst, N. J., late today.
The cruise is the longest, both in
time and distance ever made by any
airship of any type.
No other rigid airship has ever '
navigated over mountain peaks and j
through passes as the Shenandoah
did in its crossing of the Rockies. j
As the big tube neared its destina- I
tion today, officers j ointed out that
it is the first ship of its type ever
to cruise west of the Rockies and
the first Zeppelin tc sail o\er the :
Pacific Coast.
What it lacks in speed is com
pensated for in strength, officers ;
said, as no other ship could have j
withstood the storms and strain ■
without breaking up.
The cruise also has demonstrated .
practicability of the mooring mast ;
for breaking long voyages for re
fueling and making minor repairs.
It was a tired crew that faced j
toward Lakehurst today. The test j
has been almost as great for the (
crew as for the ship. Many of the
nights have been fraught with peril, j
avoided only by hours of sleepless
duty. But despite uncertain hours i
and rapid changes in temperature j
as the big ship changed altitudes j
there has been no sickness aboard.
As the Shenandoah crossed the ’
Ohio River into Illinois from Pa ;
ducah, Ky.. at 3:30 a. m. today she
was making better than fifty miles
an hour.
Flying low and smoothly, the
giant Zeppelin sped over southern [
Indiana as dawn was breaking, j
Evansville was sighted at 5:30 a. m. j
Connersville. Ind., tvas passed at j
At 11:46 the ship flew over Day
ton, Ohio.
Cheered by a large crowd gathered
at Ohio State University Stadium for
the Chicago-Ohio football game, Co
lumbus, Ohio. The ship flew over
Columbus, Ohio, at 1:09 p. m.
Weather conditions will determine
whether the goal of the flight. Lake
hurst, N. J., is reached by nightfall,
officers aboard said.
Shook Directs Safety Board to Give
Pitcher a Job.
Hod Eller, pitcher on the Indian
apolis baseball club last season, will
soon don the uniform of an Indian
apolis policeman.
Just what .assistance Hod’s twirl
ing ability will be in swinging a
“billy” is a matter of much specu
Anyway, Mayor Shank instructed
the board of safety to give him a
position at the first opening. His
appointment may be confirmed next
Elier expects to keep in trim on
the police force until the baseball
season opens next spring
6 a. m 45 10 a. m 63
7 a. m 47 11 a. m 65
8 a. m 51 12 (noon) .... 68
9 a. m s>7 1 p. m 69
More Taxes
Bn l nited Press
j:\Y YORK. Oct. 25.
Further disclosures of
U__l income tax payments for
1923 added fuel to the tires of
discussion here today. Follow
ing are some of the more in
Harry F. Sinclair, lessor of
Teapot Dome oil reserve and
international oil magnate. $213.
Peggy Hopkins Joyce. $1,069.
Governor A1 Smith, s3l.
Fannie Brice, wife of Nickey
Arnstein, $1,340.
Attorney General Harlan
Stone. $6,722.
Charles F. Murphy (estate of
the former Tammany leader),
Frank L. Bacon (estate of
the author and star of "Light
nin'), $7,195.
Avery Hopwood, playwright,
Ethel Barrymore, $1,298.
Irving Berlin. $4,134.
George M Cohan, $876.
DeWolfe Hopper. $1,374.
Harry Houdini, $4lO.
Neysa McMein, $719.
Ann Nichols, author of
Abie’s Irish Rose, $52,673.
Marjorie Rambau, acrtess
The Indianapolis Times
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As Phonograph Plays, He Ends Life in Order to Be With
Daughter Who Killed Self,
Bu l nited Pm*
SAN MATEO, Cal., Oct. 25.
Frank Chambers, Jr., has given up
his wife to join his daughter.
The daughter, Mariouise. 17, shot
herself to death three weeks ago.
Behind her she left a note which
Love's Test
IT_ _ HEN Dan Cupid goes
|\a/| out for target practice
t'' 1 nowadays he will have
to supply his feminine victim
with the statement of the in
come tax paid by the mere man
in the case, is the opinion ex
pressed by M. Bert Thurman,
collector of internal revenue to
day. When Congress enacted
the law opening up income tax
lists to public inspection it un
wittingly put an end to a lot of
pre-matrimonial prevarication.
Within the past twenty four
hours several telephone calls
have been received by the inter
nal revenue department from
young women asking if they
will be allowed to see income
tax .returns of prospective
lesser-halfs Any young man
who attempts to pad out a sl,-
200 salary into a? 10,000 income
to the winsome maid of his
choice is likely to find himself
trying to explain the contradic
tion between his boasts to
Sweetie and the cold facts
under oath, contained in his in
come tax return.
County Commissioners Or
der Up-to-Date Map,
County commissioners today
ordered County Engineer John J.
Griffith to make an up-to-date map
of ail roads in the county. The
gravel and hard-surface roads will
be renamed, under the plan. The
north and south roads will be given
nairies of trees, or perhaps former
county commissioners, while the
east and west roads will be num
Such long recognized names as Na
tional Rd., Michigan Rd,. and Three
Notch Rd., will not he changed. Re
organization is due to the fact that
many roads have different names in
different parts of the county. E.
Fifty-Second St. road, for instance,
has six different names as it crosses
the county. All roads will be marked
with name signs.
Coroner .Marks Time as Mrs. ILui.se
and Children are Buried.
While funeral services of the three
[victims were held this afternoon
! Coroner Paul F. Robinson marked
time in his probe of a manslaughter
’charge against John Strothenk, 47,
of 605 E. Market St., automobile
driver, alleged to have caused the
death of Mrs. Edith Haase and her
children, Paul, thirteen months, and
Doris, 7.
Services were held at the resi
dence, 1141 Blaine Ave., at 2 p. m.
; Burial at West Newton, Ind.
Robinson will hear testimony
[Tuesday of Mr. and Mrs. Jairies
i Dobbs and their son Harry, who had
; stopped to aid Chester Haase, hus
! band of Mrs. Edith Haase in fixing
brakes on the Haase automobile one
| mile west of Maywood when the
Strothenk car crashed into the
[ Haase car.
Indianapolis Chosen
By Times Special
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Oct. 25.—In
diana Credit Men’s Association will
meet at Indianapolis next year, ac
cording to action taken at the final
session of the annual convention
here Friday. Officers will be selected
by a committee later.
Filling Station Robbed
H. L. Circle, proprietor of a filling
station at Thirty-Sixth St. and Sher
man Dr., today told police the place
had been entered and a pay phone
and a stolen.
told, in its brief lines and between
a story of jealousy between her arid
her 19-vear-old stepmother over the
attentions of Chambers.
Last night Chambers came home
from Cypress Lawn Cemetery, where
he spent three hours beside the urn
which holds the ashes of Mariloulse.
He started writing a note on his
typewriter, but destroyed It.
Then he put “Honeymoon Chimes’*
on his phonograph and killed him
Papers in the house, statements of
friends and details learned in invest!
gation of the death of Mariloulse re
vealed a pitiful tale of how Cham
bers, son of a New York millionaire,
and his daughter, were both addicts
of drugs.
They had indulged their habit to
gether and then had fought together
to escape it. Finally the element of
jealousy between Mgrilouise and the
19-vear-old step mother appeared and
Mariloulse called a taxicab, drove to
the Han Fran cisco waterfront and
there killed herself.
“Stop taking things and he your
self.” she wrote in a farewell letter
to her father.
Mrs. Chambers is now In Los An
geles. The first Mrs. Chambers,
mother of Mariloulse, lives in Wash
ington, D. O.
Heads last of Diseases Reported to
State Health oßard.
Diphtheria leads the list of diseases
prevalent over the State for the
week ending Oct. 18, according to the
morbidity report filed today by Dr.
H. W. McKane of the State board
of health. Scarlet fever, chicken
pox and smallpox, are next in order. !
Number of cases: Diphtheria, 87: :
scarlet fever, 79: chickenpox, 47, and |
smallpox. 38.
In Marlon County there were
eleven diphtheria cases, four scarlet
fever and four smallpox.
State Farm Officials No I xing.-r
Want Escaped Inmate.
Police were told by officials of
the Indiana State Farm that they
no longer wanted Wesley Chaney,
29, of 321 S. East St., on a charge
of being a fugitive.
Statute of limitations has ex
pired, they said. Chaney was sen
tenced to serve a term of seven
months. Friday night Detectives
Dugan and Taylor arrested him. He
will be released, officers • .id.
They Will Not Ito t'sed as Accident
Excuses, Judge Wilmoth Says.
Alibis supplad by motorists who
have partici|>o..ed in seemingly un
avoidable acc’ its will not be ac
cepted as an excuse for the accident
in city court following decision made
by Judge Delbert O. Wilmeth Fri
day when he fined Miss Ivy Heath
cote, 24, of 337 Holmes Ave., SSO
and costs on an assault and battery
charge. Miss Heathcote was ar
rested Oct. 1 when the machine she
was driving struck Margaret Kelly.
5, of 33 N. Belmont Ave. and Wash
ington St. Miss Heathcote said a
park truck obstructed her view.
Brothers Testify Against Brother in Murder Case
Bn Times Sperial
"j OBLESVILLE, Ind., Oct.
25. Brother stood
L___- against brother in Cir
cuit Court today when Edward
Kincade, testifying in the mur
der case of M. L. Kincade,
charged with killing his father,
James J. Kincade, wealthy farm
er, declared he saw his brother
smear chicken blood over the
barn doors presumably to cover
up spots of human blood where
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FtlJ, sports are In vogue in
Indianapolis. Thousands of
i__J > ernons voting and 01/l are
tuning advantage of the beautiful
autumn weather.
' Hiking and hockey are the
principal outdoor sports at Normal
College of North America Gym
rasium I'nlen." said Mbs Clara
l.edig, assistant instructor in
chargo of women's sports
Hockev t*-ams play Monday,
Wednesday and Friday mornings
at Riverside. Miss Laura Elder,
of Philadelphia Pa., and Miss
Winifred Mcidarthy, ts Oklahoma
Addresses Will Mark Ob
Addresses upon the history and
purpose of the United States’ first
line of defense will mark celebra
tion of Nay day throughout Indiana
Monday, Malcom Moore, chairman
of the Indiana committee, announced
Principal events in Indianapolis
will he addresses by Congressman
Merrill Moores at Technical High
School at 10:30 a. rn.; Meredith
k’icholson, author, at Manual High
viiool at 11 a. in ; by Julian Wetzel,
printer, at Shortridge High School
at 10:15 a. m., and by Felix M. Me-
Whirter at Shortridge at 10:55 a. m.
The Reserve hand will play, mo
tion pictures will he shown and a
Navy speaker will talk at Naval
Reserve Armory, 17 E. North St.,
in the evening.
Marine Corps airplanes will fly
over Indianapolis < n route from
Omaha, Neb., to Dayton Ohio.
Public Hearing on Bus Transporta
tion Considered.
Study of the thoroughfare plan
will be made by the special commit
tee on motor bus transportation be
fore any motion is taken, A. M.
Olossbrenner, chairman, announced
following a meeting with the city
plan committee Friday. Glossbren
ner is planning to hold a public
hearing on traffic problems before
the committee makes any recommen
the aged man was found dead.
Otis and Curtis, also brothers
of the defendant, were wit
neses for the prosecution.
Archer Thompson of Indian
apolis, in whose possession the
watch of the dead man is alleged
to have been found, declared the
defendant gave it te him.
Thompson alo told the jury he
washed Kincade’s auto on the
date of the alleged crime.
City. Okkt., both seniors and
hookey stars aia shown in the
Hiking Is a favorite pastime
with many students. Miss Sally
Whittemore of East Aurora, N. Y.,
I and Miss Dulce Webr, of New
Holstein W's., are shown for a
trip lo the country.
Since children at Indianapolis
Orphan’s Home, E. Washington
St., saw Butler Bull Doggs in action
at a recent game they have been
imitating them. A bunch of the
youngsters are shown In scrim
Secretary' of Agriculture “Just Bare
ly Alive," Doctor Says.
By l 'piled Press
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25.—At 12:50
p. m. today. Dr. Joel T. Boone no
tified the White House that Secre
tary of Agriculture Wallace was
"just barely alive."
Wallace is in the naval hospital
suffering from toxemia resulting
from a post operational Infection.
Lad Away From Home Since Sept.
21 Found—Nation-Wide Search.
By ! nited Press
NEW YORK, Oct. 25. —Franklin
.J. Rosseck, 14-year old school boy
missing from his home since Sept.
21, has been located, police say.
All information as to his where
abouts was withheld, save that he
had not been in the city. Police said
the boy had not been kidnaped. A
nation-wide search was made for
the boy because of the similarity be
tween his disappearance and that
| of Bobby Franks.
Supreme Court Asked to Dismiss
Plea of Harry Diamond.
Attorney General U. S. Txh today
asked State Supreme Court to dis
miss the petition of Harry Diamond,
convicted wife-murderer of Gary,
filed as a last effort to escape the
electric chair.
Diamond’s attorneys asking Su
preme Court to order the Circuit
Court to receive a petition for an
inquiry into Diamond's sanity, and
also for a stay of execution. Leih
alleges the court has no jurisdiction
to order such a petition, nor
authority to grant a stay of
Defense alleges Diamond has be
come insane while awaiting death
at the Indiana State Prison.
County Coroner Charles Coal
trin testified the hair found on.
a gas pipe on the Kincade farm
dorresponded to the hair on the
head of the slain man. Coaltrin
also said there was blood on the
Mrs. Jennie Yarynn of In
dianapolis, another relative, said
the defendant had accused her of
furnishing the prosecution with
evidence against him.
He Owned His Home, Had Family of Five Then Boy
Went Wrong, Wife Left a id He Goes to Poorhouse,
This Is the fourth of a series of
stories heard from inmates of the
county, poor farm, the place of last
refuge for strong men broken on the
wheel of life. As I have said in
Poll Progress
M m '"TCULLOCH led Jackson
by eight votes in a poll
taken on Massachusetts
Ave. between Pennsylvania Sts.
Nine Republicans said they
would vote for McCulloch and
five for La F'ollette. Two Demo
crats will vote for La F’ollette.
(me Democrat will vote for
Jackson and Cooltdge. Five
La Follette voters said they
would vote for Jackson and two
for McCulloch.
The poll:
F'or President
Coolidge 26
Davis 17
Ija F'ollette 7
Total 50
For Governor
McCulloch 29
Jackson 21
Total 50
Total In Times Poll to Dale
Coolidge 485
Davis 294
La F'ollette 115
McCulloch 509
Jackson 367
Marital Trouble Blamed for
Alabama Tragedy.
By I'nited Press
GUNTERVILLE, Ala., Oct. 25.
Messages received here this after
noon said I>r. Curtis Johnson,
brother of State Senator Frank
Johnson of Marshall County, had
shot and killed five persons and then
committed suicide.
The physician shot his father-in
law. A. B. Gaston: his sister-in-law,
Jessie Gaston; his wife, and two
children and then himself, messages
Marital troubles were blamed, dis
patches said.
ons to Five-Year Sentence
Declaring that evidence showed a
clear case of fraudulent operations
by the Indiana Bond and Mortgage
Company, Criminal Judge James A.
Collins today sentenced Its presi
dent, William C. Rutherford, 52, of
3477 Blrchwood Ave., to one to five
years in the Indiana State Prison
on conviction of issuing a fraudulent
Rutherford immediately announced
an appeal to the Supreme Court. His
bond was fixed at $2,000.
Testimony showed the company
has sold between $60,000 and SBO,OOO
worth of its gold bonds, which were
to pay 8 per cent interest until re
deemed. Very little interest was
paid, and the bond holders are "hold
ing the sack," aecordingt o Russell
B. Harrison, local attorney who ob
tained the evidence.
The check in question was one
given the Farmers and Traders State
Bank, Needham, Ind., to cover inter
est on a note of the company held
by the hank. It was drawn on the
Marion County State Bank.
Two Drivers Arrested
Ward Roberts, 30, R. R. J, Box
208, was arrested today on charges
of assault and battery and speeding.
He is alleged to have struck Leslie
Cordell, 2050 Catherine St., in a
quarrel that followed a collision be
tween their two cars. Walter Ray
mond, 50, R.. R P, Box 402, was ar
retsed on a speeding char"“
Entered as Second-class Matter at Postoffice,
Indianapolis. Published Daily Except Sunday.
previous articles, many of the aged
men are helpless as a result of their
folly, but a few have seen their
homes taken from them, their fami
lies dissolved and the ambitions and
hopes of a life-time of honest toil
snatched from them in a moment.
It was from a man who will never
walk again because of paralysis in
i the legs I heard this story. He was
| a tinner in Indianapolis in his work
j ing days, and had a home and a
family. Now he sits In ,a wheel
j chair, and reads.
I was a lifelong resident of Indi
! anapolis. and proud of the fact. I
j was a tinner, and worked hard —too
| hard for my own good, as it turned
| out.
Had Family of Five
Married when I was a youth, I
; had a home and family of five chil
j dren. two of them girls. Every day
: I was at my job. because the chil
; dren had to be fed and clothed and
’ sent to school, and tinners did not
i get as much in those days as they
j do since the World War.
; In addition, as the yea's wore on.
i 1 achieved a lifelong ambition, and
i my wife and I contracted to buy our
j own home. It was a nice place, not
i so large as some, hut it was home.
! We had good carets on the floor,
J good furniture, and a player piano.
) which I bought for the entertain
j ment of the young folks and their
friends, when the daughters began
to grow up.
I guess I was sort of old-fashioned,
and wanted my daughters married to
decent young workmen. I thought
they should entertain their friends
in our home, so that was the reason
X bought the piano and fixed our
home up a little better than it would
have had to be Just to live in.
Happiness and Then—
But a man never knows what the
future has in store for him. Just
when everything looks rosy he may
get sick, or his wife become dis
satisfied, a dozen things could
happen to him.
Seems like all of them happened
to me.
As time pased we needed more
money to meet the obligations I had
incurred in buying the lome and
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Anyway, Smoke Too Dense
to Enjoy Dirigible.
Early morning smog gazers al
inost saw the Slenandoah, Uncle
Sam's sky-roving dirigible, float over
Indianapolis early today. Only two
things kept them from seeing it,
first it was not there, and second
they could not have seen it through
the impenetrable screen of fog and
smoke if it had been.
But some of the early birds got
all the thrills of a real glimpse of
it; in fact, they really thought they
had dimly glimpsed the outlines
of the big airship. Just what it
was they saw never will be known,
perhaps it was some big bird bat
tling his way through the smog, his
dim form magnified by the smoke
laden atmosphere, or perhaps it
was just a particularly dense soot
laden bunch .>s• fog moving slowiy
along looking for some nice clean
curtains, collars, shirt waists or coat
bands to ruin. At all events, it
looked a lot like the Shenandoah to
many observers. Their conviction
was not shaken until telegraph dis
patches announced that the Shenan
doah had passed over Evansville,
and was well on its way to Dayton.
Will Observe Anniversary of Temple
Indianapolis Masons will celebrate
the twentieth birthday of the In
dianapolis Masonic Temple Associa
tion Dec. 13 with a reception and en
tertainment at the temple. North
and Illinois Sts. All floors will be
opened and music will be provided
on each floor. Preliminary arrange
ments were made at a meeting of
lodge officers and officers of the
Order of the Eastern Star Friday
night. Committee in charge: Martin
T. Ohr, Miles V. Moore and Albert
FAIR tonght and Sunday.
Not much change in temp
erature anticipated.
Indianapolis Motorman Is
Killed When Auto Collides
With Motor Bus Wife
and Niece Feared Fatally
Party of Three Returning
From Visit at Crawfords
ville —Pinned Underneath
Car, Hurled From Road,
Against Fence.
By Times Special
LEBANON. Ind., Oct. 25.—Georgs
Thayer, 54. of 1012 E. St. Clair St.,
Indianapolis, a street car motorman,
died at the Williams Hospital today,
frrm injuries received when the
automobile he was driving collidod
with a Lobancn-Indiana polls bus
Friday night and was hurled against
a fence, near here.
Mrs. Anna Thayer, 50, his wife,
and Mrs. Nettle Shockley, 38, of 321
N. Davidson St., their niece, who
were in the car, are In a serious
condition. Mrs. Thayer Is un
consciousness and physicians hold
little hope for her recovery*. Mrs
Shockley is paralyzed from the
waist down and was crushed about
the chest.
The touring car in which the
Thayers were riding was knocked
from the road and upset, pinning all
three occupants underneath. The
bus, \yhich was owned by J. W.
Chenoweth, and driven by P. C. Deal
of Akron_ Ohio, did not leave the
road. Passengers on the bus gave
first aid to the injured. The bus
has just been in service for a day,
the accident occuring on Its third
round trip.
Thayer and his wife and Mrs.
Shockley w*ere returning from a visit
with relatives in Crawfordsville.
Prosecutor Cain is investigating.
Slight Gain Puts Bob at
Heels of Cooildge.
Slight gain for La Follette and
corresponding loss for Coolidge is
shown in the Farm Journal's nation
wide rural poll. The poll gives Cool
idge 12 935: La Follette, 11,775, and
Davis. 6.498.
New York, Indiana, Nebraska, Mis
souri and Oklahoma each maintain
a Coolidge plurality, the total for the
five States being: Coolidge. 4,091; La
Follette, 1.947, and Davis, 2.093.
The Northwest tier, including Wy
oming and States from Wisconsin to
Washington give La Follette, 5,683;
Coolidge, 1,762, and Davis, 590.
Taxi Driver Convicted on Charges
of Attacking Miss Murrin Baker.
By Times Special
CINCINNATI, Ohio. Oct 25.
Albert Ripperger, Newport, Ky.,
taxi driver, was convicted or an
attack charge by a jury here which
heard testimony of Miss Murrin
Baker, Indianapolis. She charged
he mistreated her when she was a
passenger in his cab between
stations while going through here
on her way to Indianapolis. Ripp
berger denied using force. Six women
juror were for conviction on the
first ballot.
Railroad Department of Y. M. C. A.
to Start Campaign Monday.
The annual membership campaign
of the railroad department of the
Y. M. C. A. will he inaugurated Mon
day night with a dinner at the
Brightwood Y. M C. A. Two teams,
the Railroad team, headed by C. S.
Rhoads, assistant State secretary of
the Y. M. C., and the Brightwood
Civic League team, captained by
gar F. Brown, postal cashier at the
Indianapolis postoffice, will compete
in the campaign.
By Vnited Press
NEW YORK. Oct. 25.—The
Prince of Wales passed out of
the picture today practically
unnoticed. He slippied through
New York Friday, boarded the
Olympic, and sailed for home
today while every one was talk
ing about income tax returns.
One New York paper com
ments editorially on the
Prince’s departure, saying his
visit "strengthened the amity
between the English speaking

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