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est fad.
Church Committee Adopts
Peace Resolution After
Long Debate —Right of
Christian to Fight in De
fense of Country. Upheld.
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
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.
Victory at Polls Declared
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
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
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
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.
Early Decision on Income Tax lasts
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
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
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Bu United Press
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
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.
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.
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.
[ 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
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.
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
Mayor Kistler granted the Klan
! permission to use the streets for a
parade and refused a request of
Knights of the Flaming Circle.
| .
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.
; 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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
New Models Are Introduced at Con
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
struggled in a wheel chair for nine
years to make a living selling news
papers before he finally gave up.
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
Shortly afterward, l became the
owner of a grocery, and got along
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Chinese Waiter Is Shot to Death in
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
Ung was killed by a bullet in the
hack by a mysterious assailant who
Police are holding the case cook
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
This upheaval resulted from letter
of Mrs. Mabel Willebrandt, assist
ant attorney general, which charged
“politics in prohibition enforcement,"
Stone said.
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.
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.
John P. Martin, 24, Dies After Fight
Over Attempt to “Crash Gate” at
Public Dance at Athenaeum Sat
urday Night.
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
Detectives also are seeking the
owner of a hat hearing initials
“H. Q. N." found in the hall at the
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
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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.
Supreme Court Rules on Cleveland
Form of Government.
By United Press
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
PARTLY cloudy tonight.
Tuesday fair. Not much
change in temperature.
I ? \ \J
Klan Question Evaded by
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.”
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.
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
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.
Name Is
“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
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
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.

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