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ARE you a cross-word puzzle bug? If not, you had bet ter start today. It’s the lat est fad. VOLUME 36—NUMBER 146 LUTHERANS CONDEMN WARFARE * Church Committee Adopts Peace Resolution After Long Debate —Right of Christian to Fight in De fense of Country. Upheld. EFFORT TO OUTLAW ALL STRIFE THWARTED Stand Taken by Mora! and Social Welfare Body at Convention Regarded as Compromise Between Twc Extreme Factions. Bp United Pres* CHICAGO. Oct. 27. —Resolution c-ondwinn’njr war. but recognizing the right of the Christian to fight for his country sfter all attempts at peace have failed vas adopted b> the moral and social welfare com mittee of the United Lutheran Church of America convention today after a heated discussion of two hours. 5 An organized effort to have the convention outlaw all war as unholy was led by Dr. Paul Scherer of Holy Trinity Church, New York City, who declared that in all events "love is a better weapon than the sword.” V, ars even in self defense would have been outlawed in resolution he presented. Dr. E. L. Keyser of Wittenberg College. Springfield. Ohio, sponsored ‘.he resolution as passed. He de clared ":f Congress finds it necessary to declare war. I’ll go out and fight." A resolution presented by William J. Showalfjpr. associate editor of National Geographic Magazine, that would have the church petition the United States to work for peace in the world was not included in the blanket resolution covering the resolution of peace and war. The resolution adopted is re garded as a compromise between the views urged by the extreme faction. DEMOCRATS SHOW GREATOPTIMISM Victory at Polls Declared Certain. Democratic State Chairman Wal ter S. Chambers today tc.!d candi dates and the Democratic State com mittee, ii* session at the Clay pool, that a Democratic victory was as sured at the polls Nov. 4. All candidates were present, with the exception of several who had speaking engagements. All mem bers of the State committee were present. Committeemen indicated there is not a district in the State that does not look good from a Democratic standpoint and declared the election of Carleton B. McCulloch is assured. Committee ineml>ers declared there also was a distinct swing toward Davis. Announcement was made that Thomas Taggart, veteran Demo cratic chieftain, would arrive from Boston, Thursday noon. He has re covered from a recent operation for appendicitis. Regarding the Ku-Klux Klan issue, it was the consensus of opinion that Klan Democrats would vote as Democrats first and that little heed would be paid among ITemocrats to non-nartisan appeal of Walter Bosssrt Klan grand dragon. Circulated recently. STONE STUDIES TANGLE Early Decision on Income Tax lasts Expeeted. Bu United Press WASHINGTON, Oct. 27—Under pressure from all parts of the coun try, Attorney General Stone today gave his undivided attention to study of the- conflict of statutes relating to income tax publicity. Stone examined briefs prepared by Solicitor General James M Beck. Early opinion is looked for to set tle confusion which followed the Treasury Department's contradic tory ac‘ion in opening tax lists to the public and later calling atten tion to a statute forbidding their publication. Town Founder Dies Bp United Press ST. LOUIS, Mo.. Oct. 27. —Thomas K. Neidghaus. 64, head of National Enamel and Stamping Company and founder of Granite City, 111., died at his home here Sunday. Heart disease caused death. He was Re publican national committeeman in 1912. HOURLY TEMPERATURE 6 a. m 49 10 a. m. 65 7 a. m 51 11 a. m 66 8 a. m 56 12 (noon) 67 9 a. m 58 1 p. m. 68 nm w i f i • rii® the Indianapolis limes FEUD HATRED CLAIMS FOUR VICTIMS IN W. VA. Bu United Press (rydILLIAMSON, W. V., I** I Oct. 27. Another feud has flared up along Tug river, made famous half a century ago when the Mc- Coys of Kentucky and the Hatfields of West Virginia sent bullets flying back and LAD KILLED BY AUTO Child Dies in Policeman’s Arms at South Bend. Bu United Press , SOUTH BEND, Ind. ,Oct. 27. Running from the curb into the path of an auto driven by Frank Nafradi, Peter Yazich, 5, was fatally injured laTe Sunday. He died in the arms j of a policeman while on the way to j the hospital. HOSPITAL READY NOV. 10 Riley Institution to Accept Patients About Then. James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Hospital for Children will begin ad mitting patients about Nov. 10, Rob j ert E. Neff, administrator, said today. Thus far about sixty patients, in i eluding six from Indianapolis, have ■ been accepted for admittance, he ! said. Application blanks have been j sent to more than 200 prospective i patients, according to Neff. Capacity of the hospital Is about 200. BAPTISTS CALL MEETING Federal Churches to Elect Officers Tuesday Night. The annual meeting of the Fed erated Baptist Churches of Indian | apolis will be held Tuesday night at S o'clock at the First Baptist Church. Business before the meeting in cludes election of officers. Budget for the year will also be up. Music will be furnished by the or chestras of the Memorial and Wood ; ruff Place Baptist Churches. WALLACE IS MOURNED [ Capital Pays Homage to Dead Cab inet Member. Hu Times fspirinl WASHINGTON. Oct. 27.—Govern ment business halted today while j the capital paid official homage to i the late Secretary of Agriculture Henry' C. Wallace, 58. who died Saturday. Funeral services were held in the • White House at 11 a. m. Government offices were closed from 9 a. m. to 1 p. tn. At 3 p. m. the funeral party will | leave for Des Moines. lowa, for final • interment. KLAN OUTBREAK FEARED Ohio Mayor ITedicts Trimble When Masked Knights Parade. J Bu United Press NILES, Ohio. Oct. 27.—Predicting i an outbreak between the Ku-Klux Klan and Knights of the Flaming j Circle. anti-Klan organization. Mayor Kistler today called on near | by cities to send all available police : men to Niles Saturday, when the ! Klan is scheduled to stage a masked parade. Mayor Kistler granted the Klan ! permission to use the streets for a parade and refused a request of Knights of the Flaming Circle. POLICE PROBE STORY | . Man Tolls Officers of Seeing Man and Woman Held Up. Police today are searching for both hold-up men and their victims fol lowing a story toid by Gus Ettinger, 11216 Nordyke Ave. Ettinger said that ho and a companion were near Troy Ave. and Brill St.. when they saw four men holding up a man and woman. Ettinger said he drove to ward the scene and the men fired several shots at his car. The hold ups drove up Brill St. to Madison Ave., where he lost them. He said the victims disappeared. TRAGEDYCAUSED BY BRIGHT LIGHTS ; Miss Martha Coliester Killed in Auto Plunge. By United Press BRAZIL, Ind., Oct. 27. —Miss Martha Coliester. 40, of 572 N. Tre mont Ave., Indianapolis, was fatal ly injured and four women and a boy were painfully injured when | their Ford touring car dashed down a thirty-foot embankment on the Na tional Rd., just east of Manhattan, Sunday night. Miss Clara Coliester. a sister, who j was driving; Mrs. Florence Morris, : another sister: Mrs. Mary Coliester, j the mother, and Denton Coliester, ! nephew-, were severely cut and bruised. All were brought to the I hospital. The accident was caused when | Miss Coliester was blinded by the headlights of approaching machines and ran off the pavement. Receiver Is Appointed The Peoples State Bank today was appointed receiver for the Taylor Finance Company by Superior Judge Linn D. Hay, after the defendant had admitted imminent solvency and agreed to the receivership. forth across the little boundary stream in one of the bitterest feuds this country ever known. Three men are dead and a fourth is dying in the latest outbreak which followed a row over a card game. Statehouse Girls Bitten by Cross-Word Puzzle Bag , y • > V ■' ' '-'4 ‘ ' . - ",j ISS Josephine Livengood (left) and Miss Belvu l)a ---' vis (right), stenographers FATE'S JEST—A FORGOTTEN FATHER r__ "j RIFTING down the long trail || J | to the county poor farm II might well lie the title of the act now being staged by most of us, judging from the tales of aged in mates in the county institution northwest of the city. Failure to save a few dollars regularly, advancing age, a broken home and then ill health. That is the route by which most of the old men arrived it the Infirmary, there to await a pauper’s grave. Most of POLL AT PARK FAVORS JACKSON Republican Leads by Ten at University Square, Jackson led McCulloch ten votes in a poll taken in University Square. Four Republicans, three Democrats, and two Independents said they would vote for Da Follette. One Democrat will vote for La Follette and Jackson. The poll: For President— , Coolidge ....i 28 Ia Follette 9 Davis 13 Total 50 For Governor — McCulloch 20 Jackson 30 Total 50 Total in Times Poll to date: Coolidge 513 La Follette 124 Davis 307 McCulloch 529 Jackson 379 TUBERCULOSIS DECLINE Association Mays 2,100 Lives Saved Annually in State. Declining' power of the “white plague” is revealed in figures made public today by Murray A. Auer bach, executive secretary of the In diana Tuberculosis Association. They show that twelve years of an ti tuberculosis work have saved 2,100 lives annually in Indiana. Although 50,000 persons died of tueberculosis in Indiana between 1910 and 1923, the total in 1910 was 4,710, as compared with 2,779 in 1923. The association hopes, with $200,- 000 it plans to raise in the State by sale of the penny Christmas seals this year, to reduce the tuberculosis death rate much further, SHANK STUMPS STATE Mayor to Attend Local G. O. P. Rally Saturday. Mayor Shank is busy winding up the campaign with speeches In northern Indiana and Wisconsin scheduled this week. He speaks to night at Ligonier, Tuesday night at Wolf’s Lake and Wednesday night at Cromwell. Fro n Cromwell he will go into Wisconsin Thursday and Friday, re turning to Indianapolis for the final G. O. P. rally in Tomlinson Hall Saturday (light. INDIANAPOLIS, MONDAY, OCT. 27, 1924 Clarence Markum, Mark Hackney and Henry Stacey are dead and Lew Stacey is mortally wounded. Private Jeff Watts, West Virginia State police, received a flesh wound when State troopers attempted to stop in the office of Zach Dungan, clerk of the Indiana State Supreme and Appellate Courts, are shown here the Inmates have healthy children somewhere In the world—boys and girls whom they tolled for and loved, who left their parent In his help ; lessnesa to drag out his declining years as a public charge. There, except by the grace of God, ' the love of their children, or their own thrift, would be practically i every old man and woman in In dianapolis. I have concluded. Be cause when a person readies his three score and ten usually he Is no MARMON DEALERS HERE New Models Are Introduced at Con vention. Three hundred Mamion dealers were here today attending "The New Marmon Convention." Intro duction of new model cars featured the program at convention hall at plant No. 3. Q. M. Williams, presi dent Nordyke & Marmon Cos., wel comed the dealers. W. C. Marmon. former president, chairman of board of directors, presided. Following a dinner at the Lincoln, the visitors will attend Keith's Theater. Convention doses Wednes day. POLICE SEEK MOTORIST Charges Filed Against Will Davis Following Collision. Police today are seeking Will Davis, 840 Harrison St., on charges of assault and battery and operating a vehicle while intoxicated. His car Is alleged to have collided with a ma chine driven by Joe Greenwood, 840 N. East St., at Capitol Ave. and Twenty-Second St. Sunday. William Brighton, 6135 K. Norway St., was slated on an assault and battery charge following an acident in which his car is alleged to have collided with one driven by Charles Valentine, 1202 N. Tuxedo St., at Tenth St. and Emerson Ave. Ralph Stleneoker, 34, 1235 Marlow Ave., was arrested on a speed charge. PROBE TRIPLE TRAGEDY Grand Jury Calls Witnesses in Strothenk Accident. The Marion County grand jury to day began its investigation into the triple automtbile tragedy near May wood, which cost the lives of Mrs. Edith Haase and her children, Doris, 7 and Paul, 9 months old. Among the first# witnesses called was Emil Poe, 605 E. Market St., w'ho was riding with John Stroth enk, driver of the auto which struck the Haase machine. According to Prosecutor William H. Remy, the maximum sentence which could be given to Strothenk on conviction of involuntary man slaughter is two to twenty-one years. HOUSE OF DAVID LOSES Supreme Court Fefuses to Review Case for Ihirnells. By United Press WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.—Petition of Benjamin and Mary Purnell and the House of David, Berrian County. Mich., for a review of decisions of the lower courts, holding the re ligious association of which they were the heads a fraud from which members could recover money and property they had donated, was de nied by the Supreme Court today. the fighting by engaging in the gun fire. Whether the feudists killed each other or were victims of the troopers’ bullets probably never will be known. Scores of persons who In the throes of the cross-word puzzle epidemic. Long and ver bose decisions of the judges must longer able to battle the world for a living, even if in good health. And the sun comes up and the sun goes down for the feeble or helpless Inmates just as It did in the spring time of their life, hut it doesn't mean anything to them except another day less on the road. This is the fifth and last story I heard from the lips of men at the county home. This unfortunate old man, too. is paralyzed In the legs and has been for eighteen years, but he BRITISH CAMPAIGN CRAWS NEAP END Conservatives Hammer on Russian Dealings. By l nitcd Press I/)NDON, Oct. 27. —Climaxing a campaign distinguished for its bit terness, < ’onservative speakers in every constituency today l>egan a last two-day drive against labor, at tacking the Zinoviev disclosures, which they predict will cost labor 100 seats. More than 100,000 Torry spokes men hammered the Labor govern ment for its dealings with Russia, while Liberal spokesmen in many constituencies backed them up. “I honestly believe the Zinoviev document is authentic,” Prime Min ister Ramsay MacDonald declared in a political speech at Cardiff today. Knowledge of the alleged “Red" plot” did rito reach the foreign office before Oct. 10, he said, and chal lenged his enemies to prove the gov ernment knew of the letter prior to that. RUSSIA ASKS PROBE Soviet Government Declares Letter Is Forgery. Bp United Press MOSCOW, Oct. 27.—Note dis patched by the Russian government to the British government complete ly repudiates the latter’s charge re garding the “Zinoviev letter,” brands the letter as "an impudent forgery" and demands punishment of persons implicated. Russia proposes investigation by an Impartial court. The letter re ferred to is one signed by Zinoviev, president of the Communist Interna tionale, addressed to British com munists and urging revolt and sabotage. It was intercepted by English secret service men. CHINESE REORGANIZE Yale Graduate Offered Task of Forming Government. Bp United Press PEKIN, Oct. 27.—Leaders of the people’s army, General Feng Yu Hsiang and associates, met today and elected Tuan Chi Jui, leader of the Anfu Club, their generalissimo. Meantime formation of a cabinet was delayed. C. T. Wang, 'Vale graduate, has not decided w'hether he will attempt formation of the government, but said he would be willing to accept portfolio of foreign minister. * viewed the bodies of the feud victims in the morgue here today recalled the time when old “Devil Anse” Hatfield and his quarrel with the McCoys of Ken tucky kept the mountain country in excitement through three generations. wait while these victims make two words fit where only one was be fore after being bitten by the little hug. struggled in a wheel chair for nine years to make a living selling news papers before he finally gave up. STORY NO. 5 I. too, am a native-born Hoosier. I was raised in the southern part of the State, near Evansville. In my twenties I married, while I was owner of a meat market. Wo were happy. Shortly afterward, l became the owner of a grocery, and got along (Turn to Page 11) TONG WAR BREAKS OUT Chinese Waiter Is Shot to Death in Omaha. Bu United Press OMAHA, Neb. 27.—The tong war between Hip Sing and On Leong tongs, which has been raging among Chinese in big eastern cities, broke out in Omaha today with slaying of Ung lain, waiter at a Chinese restau rant. Ung was killed by a bullet in the hack by a mysterious assailant who escaped. Police are holding the case cook U. S. ATTORNEYS QUIT W illobnuidt Ifitter Caused Shake-up, Stone Declares. Bu T nited Press WASHINGTON. Oct. 27.—Resig nations of four United States dis trict attorneys have been asked for in the last few weeks and six such officials have already resigned. At torney General Stone announced to day. This upheaval resulted from letter of Mrs. Mabel Willebrandt, assist ant attorney general, which charged “politics in prohibition enforcement," Stone said. BANKER SERIOUSLY ILL Sn Undergoes Blond Transfusion to Aid James B. Forgan. Bu United Press CHICAGO, Oct. 27.—. Tames B. Forgan, chairman of board of direc tors of the First National Bank and dean of the middle western bankers, has "little chance of recovery,” his physicians reported today. Forgan suffered a heart attack in his office last week. A blood trans fusion, made by his son, James B. Forgan Jr., helped only temporar ily, it was said. HIKE MAY PROVE FATAL I. U. Freshman Thrown Under Wheels of Freight Train. Bp Times Special BLOOMINGTON. Ind., Oct. 27. John Malone of Buffalo, freshman at Indiana University, was lying at the point of death today, following the amputation of his left leg. With Madison Moore of Owensville, Ma lone attempted to board a freight train while returning from a hike, and was thrown under the wheels. Church Is Dedicated Formal dedication of the new $67,000 Tuxedo Park Baptist Church was held Sunday afternono. Dr. Frederick E. Taylor, pastor of First Baptist Church, gave the sermon. The Rev. U. S. Clutton is pastor of the Tuxedo Park Church. Entered as Second-class Matter at I’ostoffiee,. Indianapolis. Published Daily Except Sunday. DETECTIVES SEEK YOUTH IN PROBE FOR DETAILS OF DANCE HALL MURDER John P. Martin, 24, Dies After Fight Over Attempt to “Crash Gate” at Public Dance at Athenaeum Sat urday Night. STORIES OF DOORKEEPER AND VICTIM’S COMPANION DIFFER Defendant Says Gun Was Discharged When He Struck Blow—Youth in Fracas Says Shot Was Fired From Top of Stairway. Detectives today sought a college student whom they be lieve can give them a disinterested story of how John P. Martin. 24. of 2J24 Central Ave., was fatally shot by AYilliam Blackburn, 56, of 609 Congress Ave., dance doorkeeper, at the Athenaeum, New Jersey and Michigan Sts., Saturday night. Stories of the shooting differ. One is that Blackburn struck Martin on the head with a revolver IN a scuffle. The other is that Blackburn was at the top of a stariway and Martin mounting the stairs when the shot was fired. Upon outcome of this angle of the case depends strength of Black burn's story of self-defense, detee j tives say. A person, whose name detectives withheld, gave a tip that a college 1 boy. wearing scarlet and white col } ors —the colors of Wabash College— j had sai l he was near by and told ex : actiy what occured. No Powder Bums Detectives say that Dr. F. L. Petti john, family physician for Martin | and Dr. W. A. Doeppers, deputy ! coroner, reported there were no ! powder bums on the body or cloth ing indicating that the revolver was fired at least a foot away from Mar tin. Detectives also are seeking the owner of a hat hearing initials “H. Q. N." found in the hall at the Athenaeum. Martin and Arthur Lyness, 20, of 115 E. Fall Creek F.lvd., went to the Athenaeum where Max Black bum, son of William Blackburn, and Raymond Powell, 2126 N. Meridian St., were giving a dance advertised as a feature of the Wabash-Butler frctball day. and arc said to have at tempted to go ;tast doorkeepers with out tickets. The colleges had noth ing to do with the entertainment. Lyness is charged with assault and battery' and vagrancy. Smith Mar tin, 39, of 727 Congress Ave., son-in law of William Blackburn, is held on similar charges. Ralph Purcell, IS, of 2126 N. Meridian St., brotiter-in law of Powell, is charged with ac cessory before the fact, unlawful possession of a firearm and carrying concealed weapons. A!1 but Black bum are at liberty under Ponds. Story of Companion Lyness told detectives this story: Lyness had an appointment to meet Miss Virginia Reddick, 19, of 2226 Ashland Ave.. a singer, at the dance at 11 p. m. Lyness. John Martin, Dewey Wilson. 4016 College Ave., and Orla Woody. 1603 Central Ave., were together at a downtown poolroom until a short time before the hour for Lyness’ appointmen* Lyness drove the other three to New Jersey and Michigan „s. Woody and Wilson went to te j Murat Theater. Lyness and John Martin attempted j to enter the ball room without tick- i eta. Blackburn and Smith Martin, I (Turn to Page 2) WHELCHEL CASE ECHO Police Recall Murder After Report of Screams. Police today recalled the murder of Mrs. Helen Hager Whelchel last year, when William Hill, emp.oye of the J. M. Pressley garage, 541 N. Senate Ave., told of hearing a woman scream near Michigan St. and Senate Ave. early today. Mrs. Whelchel was seized by a rob ber, murdered, and her body thrown on a railroad track west of the city Nov. 28, 1923. Hill said two negroes loitered about the garage talking about automobiles and he ordered them out A while afterward a well-dressed white woman walked by. A moment later ; Hill heard a scream. He and police j scoured the neighborhood, but found nothing. No white women were re ported missing. CITY MANAGER UPHELD Supreme Court Rules on Cleveland Form of Government. By United Press WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.—Su preme Court today dismissed suit brought to test constitutionality of the city manager plan of government adopted by the city of Cleveland in 1921, ruling no Federal question was presented. Forecast PARTLY cloudy tonight. Tuesday fair. Not much change in temperature. T'TVO I ? \ \J JACKSON AGAIN DOOGESANSWER Klan Question Evaded by Candidate. By Times Special DANVILLE. Ind., Oct. 27,—Ed. Jackson, Republica ncandldate for j Governor, was heckled here today on ; whether or not he belongs to the J Ku-Klux Klan. and again Jackson failed to answer the questioner. Jackson spoke at chapel meeting of the Central Normal College. As he closed his speech a student raised his hand to ask a question. Dr. Jonathan Rigdon, college pres ident, and a candidate for superin tendent of public instruction in the primary, acknowledged the student. "I would like to know if Mr. Jackson belongs to the organization known as the Ku-Klux Klan?" the student asked. Dr. Rigdon replied he had no au thority to put the question to Jack son, who was seated on the plat form, but that Jackson could an swer if he chose. “But.” Dr. Rigdon said, “classes will follow the usual course today and the meeting is adjourned.” WOMAN GETS LONG TERM Two to Twenty-One Years Is Given Madie Sanders. Judge James A. Collins today sen tenced Madie Sanders. 24. colored, to two to twenty-one years at the Indiana Woman’s Prison on a plea of guilty to a manslaughter charge. She was charged with the shooting of Clifford Brown, colored. June 10. WOMAN SEEKS DEATH Lonesome for Husband Under Sen tence, Wife Takes Poison By United Press MUNCIE, Ind., Oct. 27.—Lone someness for her husband. Fred Ku bach, now serving a term on the State penal farm for violation of the liquor laws, caused his wife to at tempt suicide at her country home near here Sunday afternoon. She swallowed poison and hospital at taches have no hopes for her re covery. Assets Are Blank Peter A. Michaels, a restaurant proprietor of Muncie. Ind., filed a bankruptcy petition in FVderal Court today. His assets were nothing, his, schedules showed, and his debts. $2,924. Name Is Chosen “Right Here in Indiana" is the new title chosen for Gaylord Nelson's column of comment which appears daily on the In dianapolis Times Editorial page. It was submitted by Mrs. Feme K. Sims, Alta Apts., Twenty-First St. and College Ave. It was selected from a list of nearly 7,000 names sub mitted by Times readers. Mrs. Sims was awarded the prize of $25 offered for the title chosen. The name was chosen be cause it is believed It best fit* the nature of the column, which deals exclusively with problems and happening* “right here in Indiana." The new name appears on the column beginning today.