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THEY STAY KISSED That Is, When Lupe Smacks ’Em Lupe Velez . . . “when I kiss a man, he stays kissed!” RvSKA Service NEW ORLEANS. Sept. 24.—The average girl simply has to love somebody—or something—and if there isn't a suitable male handy she'd better find herself some sort of job on which she can pour all her emotional fireworks. Because if she doesn’t, she’s apt to explode! These are the studied conclusions of none other than Lupe Velez, Impetuous, diminutive, black-haired Mexican movie actress, voiced as she paused in New Orleans en route to a picture location in Florida. Lest there be a misunderstanding, Miss Velez hastened to add that, as for herself, she loves only—her job. “No man.” she said emphatically, has ever touched my soul. I love my work. It gives me all the outlet in the world. It keeps me from making a fool of myself over some man.” The interviewer, recalling one of the nation's great traditions, sug gested that surely one or another of Hollywood's marcelled army of film lovers must have been able to kindle some faint kind of spark in the breast of the intense little actress. “No!” she said quickly, her eyes flashing. "Not one. They are fine boys. I like them. But love?—no.” j “Not even in the love scenes?”: persisted the reporter. “When you are supposed to kiss them in the i love scenes, don't you really kiss them?” Lupe Velez smiled. "When I Kiss. He Stays Kissed!” “I do all my kissing before the mera.” she said. "And when I ss a man—he stays kissed! But it j the actress that is kissing him, ot the girl. Lupe Velez. Down in j y soul I have not felt it yet, this love.” Then she returned to her first thesis. “A girl.” she explained, “has to love something or she dries up and withers away, if she doesn't explode first. Girls have to have an emo tional outlet. When a girl is little she finds it in her dolls. When she gets older she tries to find it in boys and men. You can’t bottle it up any more than you can bottle up a railroad train running at full speed. If you do. you wreck the train. “That is why so many girls, with no other emotional outlet, make fools of themselves in their first love affairs. “But I, thank God. have had my work for my emotional outlet. So far. that has kept me from making & fool of myself. I hope it con tinues to do so." Just Hollywood Bunk “That,” said the reporter, “is fine. But how about these Hollywood stories that you are engaged to Gary Cooper?” The dark-eyed Miss Velez ex ploded. "These Hollywood stories!" she said. “Listen, mv friend. When I fall In love with a man and get engaged to him, it won't be some body else who'll tell the world the news. It'll be Lupe Velez. I'll climb the highest tower in the world and shout the. news through the big gest megaphone there is. I'll buy my own newspaper so I can have all the space I need to tell how’ wonderful it is. “In Hollywood, if you walk a city block with a man they have you ngaged to marry him. When I ake up in the morning and look t the newspapers. I find myself "igaged to some man. I tell my mily, ‘Don't you think It would -> a good idea to get introduced to hat man?’ They engage me to x>ple I never heard of before. And hen they disengage me just as ast." No—lt Isn’t a Wedding Ring On the third finger of Miss elez’ left hand there sparkled a dutiful diamond solitaire ring, 'th a plain platinum band ring, tie reporter indicated these rings hh a questioning look. “Why. that ring.” she said. “I ear it because it is a lovely stone id I like it. And the other ring, t is not a wedding ring. It is a ;uard ring for the diamond.” Neverthless, the guard ring was worn below the solitaire. But nothing more would Miss Velez say about the rings. Research to Be Reported Ri/ Tim>'t Special BLOOMINGTON. Ind.. Sept. 24 - Jack Biel of Terre Haute, senior in tb® law school of Indiana university, vein make a report of research work la the Indiana state prison during the past summer, at a meeting of fee delinquency committee to be held at Indianapolis Oct. 11. Full Leased Wire Service of the United Pres* Association MOVES MOURN LEBER'S DEATH Leaders Wire Messages of Sympathy to Relatives. Telegrams of sympathy came from leaders in the motion picture industry to relatives of Robert Lieber, Indianapolis inerchant and pioneer in the cinema industry, as Mr. Lieber was buried this after noon in Crown Hill cemetery. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p. m. at the home, 3502 Central ave nue. Leo M. Ranpaport, attorney and close friend of Mr. Lieber's. gave the funeral address. Carl Wilde, attorney, spoke at the grave rites. Telegrams of condolence came from Richard Barthelmess, Will H. Hays, the Warner brothers, Adolph Zukor. Felix Feist, George Eastman of the Eastman Kodak Company and others well-known in the movie world. The Indiana, Circle and Ohio the aters remained closed today until 6 p. m. TIMES WORKER HURT C. Edgar Hall Injured in Auto Accident. C. Edgar Hall. 48. of R. R. 10. Box 484. was found by Deputy Fred Fox at his home today suffering from a skull fracture as a result of an auto accident on the National road east of Indianapolis Monday night. Hall was driving to his home, Fox learned, about 'midnight, when two autos, racing west on the road, crowded his car from the pavement. His car hurdled a ditch and broke off a pole. Hall was unconscious for some time and then crawded from the wreckage to his heme, one-fourth mile away. Kis automobile was demolished. Fox 'ocated Hall after tracing the car’s title number. Hall is a icomposing room employe of The Times and also operates a north side radio shop. He was re turning from a radio demonstration when the accident occurred. YOUTHS CONFESS THEFT Seek Ex-Convict for Part in $512,000 Bond Robbery. NEW YORK. Sept. 24.—Milton Alter. 17. and David Schwartzberg. 19. were held without bail when ar raigned today for their confessed part in the theft of $512,000 worth of securities belonging to R. V. Hiscoe & Cos Police are searching for an accom plice. an ex-convict, who was known to the boy as Carl Gorman. Only *50.000 worth of the securities re main to be recovered. The rest was found in a mail box late Monday. Maagazine to Be Revived B u 7iwi * Sprcial BLOOMINGTON. Ind., Sept. 24. Publication of the Vagabond, pop ular campus magazine of several vears ago, will again be renewed, ac cording to Walter Grant of Marion. The Indianapolis Times RED DREAM OF RULE IN DIXIE IS SHATTERED Labor Troubles Can Not Be Dismissed Merely as Communist Plot. SOUTH FACES NEW ERA Old Order Passes Before Industrial Awakening, Breeding Strife. BY RAY TUCKER Times Staff Correspondent GASTONIA, N. C., Sept. 24.—The recent labor troubles and violent outbreaks in this key city and county of the cotton milling indus try can not be dismissed as a Com munist gesture in Moscow's reputed red dream of Sovietizing the work ers of the new industrial states of the south. That is the view held here today by many, as they look back ruefully on the strikes, murders, kidnapings, floggings, militia mobilization, mis trials, and night ridings, which, to the distress of citizens and officials, link this ordinarily peaceful, sunny Carolina hamlet in the public mind with the depredations of Chicago gangsters. It is a view shared by mill offcials. city and county authorities, workers themselves, and all whose business have suffered. There is, investigation reveals, sufficient truth in this attitude to give it plausibility. It is true that the April strike at the Loray mill of the Manville Jencks Company, the larg est in this section, was called by avowed Communist representatives from New York, aligned with the National Textile Workers’ Union, an organization affiliated with the Workers’ party. It is true that the strike failed miserably, and that the plant was operating on full time with almost all its old hands within three weeks. Strikes Are Off There are no strikes in the 105 textile mills in Gaston county now. Except when the Communists sally over here from the Charlotte head quarters, twenty-one miles away, for parading and preaching doc trines which anger the community, there is little or no violence. But there is, on both sides, a spirit of violence, and nobody knows where it may flare up next. The good folk go to bed each night with their ears pricked and windows opened for shots and shouts; they scan the headlines each morning for news of possible encounters. The townspeople are determined, as they put it, that “the reds shall not get a foothold in this county.” The Communist organizers declare they will not leave this “front" un til they have accomplished their purpose, their first success at the Loray mill last April having raised hope of eventual victory. Meanwhile, there is an armed truce, though the arms are kept carefully concealed on most occa sions. Both sides are awaiting the outcome of trials and inquiries re sulting from murders, kidnapings and floggings. At Charlotte sixteen I orav strike leaders, including Fred Erwin Beal, Clarence Miller, Veria Bush and Amy Schechter ’of the workers’ party, are on trial charged with the murder of O. F. Aderholt, Gastonia police chief, June 7. Several Arc Indicted Several Loray mil! officials and employes are under indictment for the kidnaping and whipping of three Communist leaders. Local au thorities are Investigating the shoot ing and death of Ella May Wiggins, a rural supporter of the strike, dur ing a demonstration here Sept. 14. At Marion, a community in the mountains eighty miles west, where the American Federation of Labor staged a strike wholly apart from the movement launched here by its Communist enemies, several labor representatives are on trial on in dictments charging rioting and in citement to riot. These activities are now the only aftermath of what was launched in April as a far-flung movement to organize southern textile workers. The communist leaders themselves seem to have given up their union ization program, for the funds and publicity they can obtain out of the defense of their indicted comrades. Mistrials in both the Charlotte and Marion cases have prolonged the disturbances. Since both forces have dug in for a fight to the finish. No Sign of Plot No evidence can be found that mill operators or substantial ele ments here have inspired violent retaliation against the Communists. For one thing, they do not have to. Sentiment among the townspeople and many of the employes them selves is all against the strike lead ers now. The Loray workers themselves now are said to feel that the Com munists tricked and used them. The crv of Communism, however. | is a superficial view of the signi ficance of these labor disturbances in the Carolinas and across the line in Tennessee. It does not take into account fundamental problems fac | ing the southern textile industry as a result of the colonization of work ers in millbuilt towns. The sixty hour week and average pay of $lB or i less, the clash of ideas—almost of | civilizations—growing out of the descent from the mountains of thousands and their exposure to new and complex conditions of life. It disregards the readjustments, as even mill officials admit, that must be made to keep pace with greater industrialization of the south, through development of water power and migration of more industries. INDIANAPOLIS, TUESDAY, SEPT. 24, 1929 Lindy and Wife Feted in Guiana Colonel and Mate Rest in Preparation for Long Return Flight. Bn United Press PARAMARIBO, DUTCH GUI ANA, Sept. 24. —Pioneering of the new air mail route from Miami to Paramaribo added to his accom plishments, Colonel Charles A. Lind bergh rested here today before start ing on his northward flight through the Caribbean Islands back to his starting point. The 2,600-mile journey from Miami was completed Monday to accompaniment of ship and factory whistles in the harbor here. Mrs. Lindbergh, who accompanied the pilot on his trip, was the center of great interest. She and her hus band were welcomed by the Ameri can consul and a group of high officials of the colony. The flier and his wife spent the night as guests of Manager De Mun nick of the Bauxite Company. Dur ing the afternoon and until late at night there were receptions and public welcomes, dinners and torch light processions. TEACHER-WIFE SUES FOR JOB State Tenure Law to Face Court Test. CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind., Sept. 24—What is thought will be a test case of the teacher tenure law has been filed in Montgomery circuit court by Mrs. Mary Cave Ramsey, who seeks to regain a position on the teaching staff of the local schools from which she was dis missed when she was married last June. Mrs. Ramsey, who is the daughter of Grant Cave, Union township trustee, recites in the complaint that she was employed for the school year of 1928-29 at a salary of $l,lOO and that her services were satisfactory. Due to the fact that she previously had been employed as a teacher in the city schools for a period of more than five years, she asserts she is entitled to an indefi nite contract under provisions of the tenure law, regardless of the fact that a local ruling prevents married women from teaching in the city schools. Mrs. Ramsey says that she pre sented herself to Superintendent A. D. Montgomery on Sept. 9. the first day of school, ready to assume her duties, but that he and members cf the school boa,rd refused to illow her to teach. She asks that she be reinstated in the position and be allowed back salary for the past three weeks. CANAL SURVEY ORDERED Five Engineers Are Selected for Work in Nicaragua. WASHINGTON. Sept. 24.—Lieu tenant B. B. Talley has been appointed b y President Hoo ver as one of five engineers who will spend two years in the wilds of Nicaragua mak ing a survey of the proposed canal across that country. He and his as sociates are ex pected to start their prelimin ary survey work Lieut. Talley in the very near future, it is said. Scout Council Extended Bw Times Rneeial ALEXANDRIA, Ind., Sept. 24. Reorganization of the Alexandria Boy Scout council has been per fected and Summitville admitted as a member. TRAM OF 34 CARS STAGES WILD DASH Bu United Press POTTSVILLE, Pa.. Sept. 24.—The wild dash of a freight locomotive and a train of thirty-four loaded coal cars down a five-mile-long grade, with cars jumping the track, smashing telephone and electric light poles and ripping up the road bed, was described today by the five members of the train crew. Miraculously, none of the men was injured severely in leaping from the train, after trying ineffectually to retard its progress with handbrakes. Nearing the top of the steep grade at Morea, the coal train rapidly got out of control of Engineer C. J. Zell ner. W T hile Zellner worked with his controls, his fireman, H. H. Hawk, climbed back over the tender to the BASHFUL FAT BOYS, SNAP OUT OF IT, GET IN MOVIES ARE all fat boys bashful? Judging by the number who have sent in pictures with their applications for the Golden Rule Safety Club movie, fat boys are bashful. It may be necessary to search Indiananolis with a fine tooth comb to find one to take the part of Fatty in the picture. Os course there may be a dozen fat boys who have sent in entry blanks who haven’t Inclosed pic tures. If so, we can forget the fine tooth comb, and we’ll be glad TRUCE CALLED IN CAPITAL'S SOCIAL WAR Mrs. Longworth and Mrs. Gann Will Not Attend MacDonald Events. ‘CRISIS’ TO COME LATER Question of Table Rank to Arise This Winter to Vex Hoover. By United Press WASHINGTON. Sept. 24.—Wash ington’s social war is off and the armistice is on. Mrs. Dolly Curtis Gann, sister of Vice-President Curtis, and Mrs. Alice Roosevelt Longworth, wife of the speaker of the house, have dis covered pressing engagements at their respective homes during the several days Premier MacDonald will be a guest here. Pending their return to Washing ton, the question of who sits where, which has been troubling Washing ton society since last April, will trouble no one. Capital hostesses have been plagued by the responsibility of de termining which of the official wom en should be seated at table above the other, if both attended the same function. MacDonald's plan to visit Washington roused hope the prob lem finally would have to be decided by the President or Secretary of State Stimson. If both women had been in the city, both would have rated invita tions, at least to the White House dinner for MacDonald. In his capacity as host, the President would have to decide whether Mrs. Gann or Mrs. Longworth should sit on his right. But Mrs. Longworth will be in Cincinnati well into October and Mrs. Gann has revealed an en gagement in Topeka, Kan., which will conflict with capital festivities in honor of MacDonald. Both wom en will return, however, and the question of their comparative rank will arise again. MacDonald and his daughter, Ish bel, will be White House guests for three days and the premier will visit Hoover’s Blue Ridge camp, if weather conditions permit. Secre tary of State Stimson and Sir Esme Howard, British ambassador, will meet the premier’s train here Oct. 4. STATE KIWANIS PARLETOFENS Terre Haute Is Host to 2,500 Members. Ft.v Times Svecial TERRE HAUTE, Ind.. Sept, 24. With attendance estimated at 2,500 the state convention of Indiana Ki wanis clubs opened here today to continue through Thursday. A meet ing of district trustees and a golf tournament were on the opening program. Among important business matters to be disposeu of will be a proposal to increase the number of lieutenant governors from six to eight and a change in the method of nominat ing and electing trustees. Speakers Wednesday morning will be Paul McNutt, national com mander of the American Legion, whose subject will be “America’s Policy in World Leadership.” and Floyd A. Allen, Detroit, assistant to the president of General Motors Corporation, on “The Trend and Policies in Modern Business.” Thursday morning the speakers will include Horace M. McDavid, De catur. 111., International president, and Kiwanis governors of Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. Much interest is being manifest in contests for various state offices first car and tried to set the brakes. Occasionally a car toward the end of the train swayed against a tele phone pole, splintering it; others jumped the track and tore up hun dreds of yards of rails, ties and ballast. Nearing New Castle, one of the heavy steel cars left the rails, and nineteen more piled up in a mass of twisted steel. Electric power and light were cut off from a section of Schuylkill county when the derailed cars knocked down light poles. At Big Bridge six more cars left the rails. One car plunged through the side of the bridge and hung there. At New Castle, Zellner succeeded in stopping his engine, with the few cars that stayed with the train. to. But we must, we simply must, have a fat boy. We can’t get along without one. In fact, we may need two. So come on. you fattys. All your lives you have been joshed about how fat you are, and per haps you can’t run as fast as some of the other boys. But now your failing may be the means of win ning you no end of fame and, shall we say, a fat part in-the movies? And let the skinny boys and the others laugh that off if they can. Meet the Mr. and Mrs. i NEA _ . ■ ■■■■ ■ • - —_— —■- Here is the nation's most famous pair of newlyweds—Mr. and Mrs. John Coolidge, photographed just after the ceremony late Monday aft ernoon, that united Florence Trumbull, daughter of the Governor of Connecticut, in marriage with the son of a former President of the United States. This picture, taken just as the bridal pair emerged from the Con gregational church at Plainville, Conn., was transmitted to New York by a special NEA Service airplane and transmitted thence by telephoto. MORE LAKE COUNTY WITNESSES CALLED New Subpenas Reported to Include Both Officials and Citizens. nu Times Special SOUTH BEND. Ind., Sept. 24. Additional witnesses in the federal grand jury probe here of Lake coun ty law violation conditions have been subpened. These are said to include public officials and well known citizens of the county. District Attorney Oliver M. Loomis announces the grand jury will con clude its work Oct. 7, the first day of the next term of federal court here. Among witnesses Monday w r ere W. H. Van Horan, Indiana Harbor at torney, frequently on the bench of the city court as a substitute for Judge Michael Havran; Luther Moore, Negro deputy sheriff, and William A. Burrus, Negro member of the Gary city council. Nick Sudovich, reputed lieutenant in Lake county of A1 Capone, Chi cago gangster, and under indict ment charging first degree murder of Urosh Marovich, East Chicago bootlegger, is seeking release through a writ of habeas corpus proceeding filed in circuit court at Crowm Point. Federal officials have ended their investigation of a leak of in formation regarding the inquiry, having learned that letters referring to a conference in Chicago said to have included Federal Judge Thomas W. Slick, United States Senator James E. Watson, and M. Burt Thurman, Republican nation al committeeman for Indiana, were given to newspapers by the judge. The conference was held at Chi cago July 4. Those said to have at tended deny that there was any reference to the Lake county case. BROKERAGE HEAD DIES William A. Paine Was Member of Firm Having 23 Branches. Bn United Press SWAMPSCOTT, Mass., Sept. 24. William A. Paine, 75, senior member of the brokerage firm of Paine. Web ber & Cos., with offices in twenty-three cities, died at his sum mer home at Beach Bluff here today Paine contracted a cold while at tending a meeting of the partners of the company at Harwichport early this month. Railroad Sued for SSOO Bn Times Special GREENCASTLE, Ind., Sept. 24. Suit for S2OO damages for injuries sustained in a crossing accident June 13, has been filed against the Monon railroad by Frank Long, local man. WE ARE going to use skinny boys, too, of course. And short ones and tall ones, and many, many others. There will be a lot of girls in the cast, too. So don't you others worry. Remember that every boy and girl who wants to join the Golden Rule Safety Club Is assured of taking part in the filming of the picture, and may see himself or herself on the screen when the picture is shown. Just send in the application blank, properly filled out, which Second Section Entered ns Second-Class Matter at Postoffice. Indianapolis Nature Leaves Beaten Path Bu Times Special NOBLESVILLE. Ind., Sept. 24.—A cornstalk in a garden at the home of Isaac Scott here about five feet tall bears a well developed ear of corn in its tassel. C. D. Zimmer and C. C. Carson have picked blossoms from the apple trees in their orchards during the last few days. DEMOCRATS CALLED Issues of 1930 Campaign to Be Discussed. Issues for the 1930 biennial cam paign will be discussed and formu lated at the meeting of the Demo cratic state committee Wednesday at state headquarters in the Clay pool. It will be the first meeting of the committee since the legislature. Committee rules will be amended to permit women vice-committeemen to vote, in accordance with the 1929 act. R. Earl Peters, state chairmaj*. is expected to present a summary of Republican measures that will make campaign issues. ROLLER SKATE 'HIKER’ IS EN ROUTE TO DAYTON Danville (111.) Man Has Traveled 10.000 Miles In Three Years. Traveling on roller skates, Asa Hall of Danville, 111., passed through Indianapolis on his way from the Illinois city to Dayton. Hall has skated 10.000 miles in the last three years, worn out 100 sets of rubber rollers, and made trips throughout the middlewest. He plans a skating tour from New York to San Francisco in 1930. Hall plans to make the round trip from Danville to Dayton in four days. GOLD "WATCH IS STOLEN Burglar Makes $l5O Haul; Holdup Men Get $3. Theft of a geld watch valued at $l5O was reported to police today by J. E. Campbell, 420 East Twelfth Tw'o armed men held up Gerald Kelly 18, of 2126 North New Jersey street, in the 300 block West Ohio street. Monday night and took $3. j appears on Page 16 and watch for further details as they appear in The Times daily. Watch closely, because the cast is going to be chosen next week and it won't be long before the filming will start. The picture, being made through co-operation of The Indianapolis Times and the Lyric theater, will be exciting and yet teach a lesson of safety. You won't want to miss it when all your friends are tak ing part. Fill out and send in your application today. Inclose a photo or snapshot II you can. EARL PEACOX, WIFE SLAYER, TELLS STORY Debonair Killer Goes on Stand Before Packed Courtroom. BARES ROMANCE TALE Defense Holds That Crime Was Due to Mad Rage; Not Premeditated. WHITE PLAINS, N. Y„ Sept, 24.—More than seven hundred spectators sought admission to supreme court today to hear Earl Francis Peacox, smooth young radio lecturer, tell how he beat and choked his pretty wife to death in their Mt. Vernon apartment last April and then burned her body. Feacox’ defense is that he killed Mrs. Dorothy Peacox during an in sane rage when she spurned his at tempt. to effect a reconciliation on their first anniversary. The state, however, contends the slaying was premeditated. Only a scant 200 of the early comers were admitted to the cham bers and they faced a long wait, a court was an hour late in con vening. Mrs. Catherine A. Peacox, the de fendant's mother, was the day’s first defense witness. She is a short, stout, gray-haired woman of 64, and is employed as a housekeeper. After she had given a brief testi mony, Peacox, the young defendant, was called. He was calm and deb onair. Slayer On Stand. Peacox said he was 22 years old, that he got along well in his studies at school and was graduated from Yonkers high school, where he took up radio as a special study. He said he first met Dorothy in 1921 at a Bronxville swimming pool. He was only 14 then. “It was quite accidental.’’ Peacox said. “I was sitting on the side of the pool when one of a group of girls fell into the pool. Then I dived in and pulled her out." He said he saw' her again during the winter and next on Sept, 10, 1926. when “sne asked me to come to her home in Bronxville, and I decided to go.’’ Engaged in 1927 Q —After this occasion did you go around frequently with Dolly? A—Well, I heard during the lat ter part of September, 1926, tha f she was engaged. Q —When were you engaged to her. A—About August, 1927. Q —Between the time that you i heard she was engaged and the time you became engaged to her, how often did you see her? A—About four or five times. Q—How old were you then? A—l was 19. Syme then asked Peacox If Doro- I thy told him before their marriage that she was going to have a baby, ;if she blamed another man for her J condition, and if he took her to a I physician to have an operation per ! formed. Questions Ruled Out i Justice Tompkins ruled these questions out on the grounds that anything of that nature was not pertinent. Finally, however, Peacox 1 was allowed to say that he had not ! lived with Dorothy before he mar • lied her. Peacox told of his marital life, ! how he and his wife failed to get | i along, and then how complications I came up. He was asked to tell what .ie meant by complications. "One night when she had gone away and I came home, I found a note from Dolly to Ihe effect that | she had gone out—where, she did not state. I asked Mrs. Heinzlemaa I what Dolly could mean by the not 3 , and Mrs. Heinzleman said she did not know. "Dolly didn’t come home until 4 o’clock in the morning. When I asked her where she had been, sho would not tell me. Laughed at Protest Q—When your wife came back did you discuss the situation? A —She laughed and said I could make the best of it. After the quarrel she decided that she would not sleep in the one. bed in the apartment with me and she tried to 6leep on the floor. I picked her up and put her in the b°d and 1 ; pent the rest of the night in a chair. In the morning, Peacox said, she tore up his picture and threw the pieces in his face. Then he did likewise with a photograph of her. Later, he recounted, he pasted the picture together and kept it. 16 was produced in court. "I wanted to keep it forever, be cause I loved her.” Peacox said. Court adjourned for luncheon. 8 PETITIONS HIT LEVIES School City. County Rates Chief Targets of Taxpayers. Eight petitions to the state tax board appealing county, city, school city and Lawrence township 1930 tax levies, were on file today with County Auditor Harry Dunn. Seven cf the petitions were filed by the In diana Taxpayers’ Association, charg ing the rates are excessive. Six of the petitions attacked tha school city rate of $1.34 and the county rate of 41.5 cents. Petition against the city levy, specifically naming the sanitary district rata of 7 cents as excessive, was signed by eighteen taxpayers, headed iff LeGrande Marvin, 3342 North New Jersey street.