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CITY MANAGER
LEAGUE HEAD
RESIGNS POST
Anderson’s Sympathy for
Glossbrenner Cause
of Dissension.
WORKED FOR CANDIDACY
Attitude Inconsistent With
Nonpartisan Stand
of League.
Immediate resignation of Claude
H. Anderson as an officer and cam
paign manager of the City Manager
League has been accepted by the ex
ecutive committee of the organiza
tion, it was announced today.
The resignation was prompted by
Anderson’s attitude in the present
mayoralty campaign in supporting
Alfred M. Glossbrenner, Republican
candidate.
This action was contrary to the
accepted nonpartisan stand of the
league, its officials declare.
Anderson tendered his written
resignation at the meeting of the
executive committee Wednesday
night in the offices in the Illinois
building and the committee drew’ up
a statement of its position in the
campaign in relation to Anderson’s
action at a meeting of the Eighth
Ward Republican Club Tuesday
night.
"Good Man Different”
At this meeting Anderson, despite
his official connection with the
league, lauded Glossbrenner and
said:
"As one convinced that the city
manager plan Is superior to our
present form of municipal govern
ment, I am, nevertheless, willing to
admit that good men make a big 1
difference in the present form.
Smith and another high school
student, Robert Riggs. 15, who work
part time in Boxman's case, said
they were en route home from their
duties in Smith's automobile when
stopped by the patrolmen.
"Asa Republican in national and
state affairs, I also am a Republican
in municipal affairs when we can
not have non-partisanship and
when as now we have in Glossbren
ner. the Republican nominee for
mayor, a thoroughly acceptable can- 1
t'tdate.”
Anderson made the same type of i
address at the meeting of the Irv
ington Republican Club a week ago.
The executive committee of the
league, in the statement of its posi
tion, declares:
Position Restated
"It seems necessary and important I
to restate at this time that the
City Manager League, as a non
partisan organization. Is not tak
ing, nor will it take, any part in
this campaign.
"The league will not. under any
circumstances either now or at any
future time, lend its influence or
support to any political organization.
While every participant in the City
Manager movement must use his
own judgment as a citizen on the
subject of his political activities, it
must be understood, that in what
ever he does, he acts for himself
alone and does not speak for the j
league.
"Since a confusion has been cre
ated in the public mind because of
Mr. Anderson’s official relatiorl to
the league, it is only fair to him that
he be relieved of embarrassment to
his political activities and that the
league be relieved of possible mis
understanding on the same
ground."
The resolution continues to say
that the resignation is accepted.
Knew of Antagonism
Anderson in his letter of resigna
tion declared:
"I understand that some of the
leaders in the City Manager League
are not in sympathy with my view
that members of the league should,
if they choose, take an active part
in the present municipal campaign.
Whereas, I hold that, inasmuch as
w f e can not establish the City Man
ager plan now% each of us not only
has the right, but the duty, as a
good citizen, to become as active as
he may desire: others feel sincerely
that such action, would hurt the
City Manager cause.
DRY CHIEF RESTS WELL
No .Change Seen in Condition of
Dr. Edward Shumaker.
No change was reDorted today in
the condition of Dr. Edward S
Shumaker, superintendent of the
Indiana Anti-Sa'oon League, who
is Rt his home. 2232 Broadway, suf
fering from an incurable liver dis
ease. Mrs. Shumaker today said
that Dr. Shumaker had a restful
night.
AUTO RING IS CHARGED
Police Arrest Five Negro Youths,
Question Four Others.
Five Negro youths were charged
today with vehicle taking and de
tectives questioned six otners in
connection with operations of an
alleged auto theft ring in the city.
Detectives said efforts are being
made to trace the theft of nine
autos to the Negroes.
Hourly Temperatures
0 a. m 44 10 a. m 50
Ta. m..... 43 11 a. m 52
Ba. m 45 12 (noon).. 54
Ba. m..... 48 Ip. m..... 58
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Fair tonight with frost; Friday, fair with rising temperature.
VOLUME 41—NUMBER 136
PRICE WAS COSTLY
Death Lurked in Last Out
COHOES, N. Y., Oct. 17.
Jimmy Flynn died the base
ball hero that he hoped to be.
Jimmy was but 7 years old. He
played with the sandlot crowd on
a diamond bordering the old
Champlain canal.
Wednesday's was the champion
ship game. Jimmy played center
field on his team and his family
had given him anew fielder’s mitt.
Through the early Innings he
stood in center field, hoping for
a fly, that he might use his new
mitt.
BOYS TESTIFY TO
ABUSE BY POLICE
IN THIRD DEGREE’
Standing Room Is at Premium in Court While
Students Accuse Three Officers of
Beating and Cursing.
BM Timeg special
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Oct. 17.—Even standing room was at a prem
ium today, for the second session of the trial of three Bloomington
policemen, charged with assault and battery in an alleged "third degree”
case. The case is being tried in Monroe circuit court before Judge Her
bert Rundell without o jury. It is expected it will be ready for a ruling
by the judge Friday morning.
Captain Everett Anderson. Patrolmen Scott Davis and Homer
Terrill, the officers on trial, are alleged to have beaten Lewis Smith, 19,
a high school student, after arresting him at night a few v/eeks ago.
The patrolmen made the arrest after being sent to a residential section
to seek a prowler.
FIRE THREATENS
ENTIRE BLOCK
$9,000 Damage in Blaze on
North Alabama.
Flames that threatened an entire
city block of residences today in
the 1800 block North Alabama street
were conquered by twelve fire com
panies after they had damaged three
duplex apartments more than $9,000.
A frame dwelling owned by Thorn
ton L. Guerin, 1838-40 North Ala
bama street, suffered $5,000 loss
from fire and water. The roof was
burned away and the upper story,
occupied by three families, was
burned and water-soaked.
Another residence immediately
south of it, owned by Mrs. Clara
Gorman and Chester O. Parrish, was
damaged $3,500, and the third house,
north of the Guerin residence, suf
fered more than SSOO loss.
When Battalion Chief R. A. Mc-
Kinney arrived with the first fire
company two homes were blazing
like torches, he said, and the flames
spread quickly to the third. He or
dered a second alarm that brought
additional help.
Chimney sparks settling on the
shingle roof of the Guerin dwell
ing caused the blaze, according to
McKinney.
GRID URGED
West Point Is Willing to
Play Annapolis. *
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WEST POINT. N. Y„ Oct. 17.
A definite overture towards re
sumption of the Army and Navy
football rivalry was made today by
Major General* William R. Smith,
superintendent of the United States
Military Academy, in a telegram to
Rear Admiral S. S. Robinson, super
intendent of the United States
Naval Academy.
The academies severed athletic
relations in 1927.
General Smith suggested that
Admiral Robinson “arrange to meet
me. preferably in Washington” to
! discuss the situation.
D. A. R. UP TO ITS OLD
TRICKS,’ PASTOR CLAIMS
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BOSTON, Oct. 17.—Charges that
the D. A. R. has created anew
blacklist “even worse than the one
revealed last year.” were made here
today by the Rev. Dr. William L.
Stidger.
The pastor of the Copley Meth
odist Episcopal church, who declared
recently the senate should investi
gate the alleged connection between
William B. Shearer, big navy’ propa
gandist, and the D. A. R., said that
the new blacklist showed that the
D. A. R. was up to its old tricks.”
In an Interview, Dr. Stidger
charged Mrs. Lowell Fletcher Ho
bart of Cincinnati, president-general
of the national D. A. R., with re
sorting to subterfuge when she told
GEOGRAPHY IS CITED AS CHIEF FACTOR IN REVISION OF DIVORCE STATUTES
ftn l nit lit Vrt**
Memphis, Oct. 17.—a pro
posal to make divorce de
crees Anal a year after provisional
decree has been granted, has
provided the fireworks for the
annual session of National Com
mission on Uniform Sta/e Laws.
i *
TTE was successful at bat and
his side was leading. Then
came the last of the ninth. Two
strikes were on the batter. He hit
to center field. Jimmy scampered
back.’ He had a chance to use the
new mitt and to be a hero.
But he ran too far. He made
the catch, but his momentum was
so great he toppled into the canal.
His body was recovered eight
hours later. The new mitt and
baseball were in one hand.
Evidence offered by the state was
to the effect that Davis and Terrill
beat up Smith at the scene of the
arrest and that he also was at
tacked by Captain Anderson after
being brought to headquarters.
There was also testimony that
friends of Smith who sought to aid
him by providing bond, were ordered
by the captain “to get the hell out
of here.”
Nose Was Mashed
Dr. Frank Tourner, a physician
here thlrtyfive years, in testifying
for the state, said he examined
Smith the day after his arrest, find
ing his nose had been mashed, an
eye blackened, his face scratched
and that w r ounds werewfound behind
both ears. There was a bump on
his forehead as large as a hickory
nut.
The Riggs boy’ told of treatment
given Smith. His testimony was
unshaken on cross-examination by
Q. Austin East, defense counsel.
Riggs was released soon after being
token into custody, but Smith was
held until the next day.
Was Called “Liar”
Smith from the stand said a
strong effort was made by Captain
Anderson to force him to confess he
was the prowler. When he per
sisted in maintaining he was in
nocent, Smith says the officers called
him a liar.
"You’re another,” the youth re
sponded, and with a shout from An
derson, “We’ll teach you to call a
policeman a liar, the alleged “third
degree” beating was on. Afterwards.
Smith says, he was placed In a cell
held himself against an almost
cold steam pipe in an effort to keep
warm.
In the opening statement for the
defense, Attorney East admitted
Smith had been slapped tw'ice by
the officers, once by Terrill in self
defense and then by Anderson “to
keep him quiet.”
ALGER SUSPECTED
IN BANK ROBBERY
BU Timrg Special
LAFONTAINE. Ind., Oct. 17.
Gene Alger, play boy killer, who
ended the life of an Indianapolis
policeman during a vacation from
his studies as a university student,
is the object of an intensive search
today following the robbery of the
Lafontaine bank here Wednesday
aftemooft.
Three men who saw the bank
the Massachusetts D. A. R. at
Springfield Wednesday:
“William B. Shearer never spoke
before any group in Continental
1" . in Washington, the national
headquarters, nor before any na
tional group of the Daughters of the
American Revolution.”
Dr. Stidger declared that similar
to statements made by D. A. E
leaders in the past, this sentence
does not mean what it says. He
averred that Mrs. Hobart’s declara
tion in no way denied that the D. A.
R. had a connection with Shearer.
“I have convincing evidence,” Dr.
Stidger said, “that the D. A. R. and
Shearer worked hand in hand in
the dissemination of propaganda
against President Hoover's program
for world peace.”
The 175 commissioners argued
over the proposal, finally voting
it down by a margin of one vote,
only to have it bob up again to
day. All proposals approved by
the commissioners will be given
the National Bar Association next
INDIANAPOLIS, THURSDAY, OCT. 17,1929
TEACHERS ARE
IN CONVENTION
15.000STR0NG
Delegates Spend First Day
Scattered in 25
Meetings.
HOLD SESSION TONIGHT
Anderson Woman Is Slated
as Next President of
Association.
(Other detail, of Teachers Convention on
Page One, Second Section. )
Fifteen thousand delegates to the
annual convention of the Indiana
Teachers Association today were
separated in twenty-five sectional
meetings at schools, hotels, churches,
clubs and other auditoriums through
out the city.
The first general session of the
convention will be held tonight in
Cadle tabernacle, when Dr. Thomas
H. Briggs, Teachers college, New
York, will address the teachers on
“Beyond Facts.” President Ralph
N. Tirey, Bloomington, will deliver
the inaugural address on "Unifor
mity of Educational Opportunity in
Indiana.”
Assembly of the delegates by con
gressional districts at Cadle taber
nacle at 4 p. m will see selection of
a vice-president from each district,
and a nominating committee to
choose candidates for executive
offices of the association.
The name of Miss Mattie Fry,
grade school supervisor, mentioned
for the presidency next year, was
most prominent as candidate for
that office in the present election.
At the last annual convention a
deadlock bet ween supporters of Miss
Fry and Charles F. Miller. Indian
apolis schools superintendent, re
sulted In choice of Tirey as a com
promise candidate.
Delegates believed that Miller
would rebid for the office, and saw
possibility that Roy P. Wiseheart,
state superintendent of public in
struction, might enter the race.
The nominating committee will
meet early Friday to make its se
lections before the annual business
meeting.
General sessions will be held at
the tabernacle Friday and Saturday,
with addresses by Roy P. Wisehart,
state superintendent of public in
struction; Dr. Paul R. Mort, Teach
ers’ college, New York; Dr. Frank
D. Boynton, Ithaca; Lena Madesin
Phillips, president of Business and
Professional Women’s Clubs, New
York; Dr. Otis Caldwell, Teachers’
college, New York; Dr. Ell wood P.
Cubberly, Leland Stanford univer
sity; Dr. Henry Turner Bailey,
School of Art, Cleveland, and Gov
ernor Harry G. Leslie.
BOMBINGS”\T CHICAGO
Chinese Restaurant, Garage are
Terriorism Targets.
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CHICAGO, Oct. 17.—Two bombs,
the one hundred third and one hun
dred fourth in Cook county this
year, were exploded early today, one
in a Chicago Chinese case and the
other in an Oak Park garage.
Police blamed the case loss to sub
stitution of a Negro for a white
orchestra.
bandit declared on being shown a
picture of Alger that there was a
resemblance.
Loot in the the robbery totaled
about SI,OOO. Paul Clupper, book
keeper, was counting the day’s re
ceipts when the bandit entered and
drew a revolver.
“Hand over your money and I
don’t want any trash,” was the
command to the bookkeeper.
Clupper turned over SSOO in $lO
bill? and about $l2O in S2O bills. The
robber refused some bills of smaller
denomination and some change.
Mss Polly Wanger, assistant
cashier, was with Clupper. In a
conference room was A. T. Harper,
president, who was talking with a
patron. The latter two did not
know of the holdup until it w r as
over.
After obtaining the money, the
robber backed across the street on
which the bank was located. He
tripped and fell on the way, but
quickly regained his feet and
entered an automobile driven by a
young woman. Clupper and another
man pursued the car for a few
blocks but soon lost its trail.
Clupper and Miss Wanger de
scribe the bandit as being about 23
years old, and small. He appeared
sickly, his complexion being sallow,
and there were deep circles beneath
his eyes.
week for convention considera
tion.
Judge George B. Rose. Little
Rock, declared such a law could
be passed in few states west of
the Alleghenies.
“The people of this section
would be up in arms,” Judge Rcse
WRECKERS SEND FAST
FREIGHT INTO DITCH,
SMASHING NINE CARS
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Wrecking crews working industriously today to
clear the Pennsylvania railroa dtracks, east of Indi
anapolis, of the wreckage of express train No. 87,
which was derailed purposely by wreckers late
Wednesday night.
The upper photo shows the locomotive after it
was hauled from the ditch and righted. Thi cabin
Derailment Thought Error
in Plot to Plunder
Mail Train.
Federal agents, deputy sheriffs
and police today ( were attempting
to find persons responsibly for
wrecking Pennsylvania railroad ex
press-freight train No. 87, three and
one-half miles east of Indianapolis
late Wednesday night, injuring one
of the crew.
A kit of tools, including two
wrenches and a crowbar, was found
in weeds near the track this morn
ing. R. C. Miller, Columbus, 0.. t
railroad superintendent, said he was
positive they were used in breaking
the rail connection that derailed
the train.
Nine of the fifteen freight cars
were thrown into the ditch along
with the locomotive. Four cars did
not leave the rails and two turned
over on the sides.
Bloodhounds were to be brought
from Bedford in an attempt to
trace the train wreckers and Cap
tain E. B. Reed of the Pennsylvania
police force prepared to take finger
prints from the tools.
Reed advanced the theory that
the wreckers planned to derail and
rob a mail train which was due in
Indianapolis at 11:02 p. m. Because
the west bound freight was an hour
behind schedule they apparently be
came confused and derailed the
fprong train.
Belief that hi-jackers might have
sought to obtain whisky on the train
was dispelled today when officials
said there only were three cases
aboard, under government super
vision, for a St. Louis hospital.
The mail train that was due later
was to have carried a large ship
ment of money and valuables, it
was said.
F. B. Lehman, express helper and
M. L. Peters, train agent, aboard
the freight, were entrapped in one
of the overturned cars and had to
be released by railroad employes.
said. “When they get a divorce
in this part of the country, they
want to get married again the
next day. If we passed such an
act, it would mean revolution and
sweep us off our feet.”
"I disagree with Judge Rose,”
said Judge William Hargest of
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Entered as Second-Class Matter
at Postoffice. Indianapolis
was smashed and H. J. Harper of Columbus, 0., suf
fered injuries when the engine turned turtle.
The lower photo (left) shows sections of track
that were torn up when the freight cars plunged into
the ditch. In the right foreground may be seen one
of the cars on its side and the hole which was cut
into it to release two employes. The preceding car
is being dragged from the ditch.
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mediately to the correct sources
for elimination of the disturbing
factors in radio.
John T. Hawkins, radio editor
of The Times, one of the most
able radio experts in the state,
has assumed charge of the inter-
SEVEN DIE, FIFTEEN HURT,
IN SEATTLE HOTEL BLAZE
Bu United Prrgg
SEATTLE, Oct. 17.—Fire, break
ing out in an old hotel in the Skid
Roads district of Seattle, early to
day trapped a number of guests at
the head of the stairway, the only
exit, and before firemen could bat
tle their way through the flames,
seven persons were killed and fifteen
injured.
Hosiptal attendants said some of
the injured probably would die.
The hotel, the Portland, was an
old, three-story brick structure con
ducted by a Japanese, and tenanted
by loggers and laborers.
The fire, believed to have been
incendiary, broke out on the second
Harrisburg, Pa. “His georgraphy
is all wrong. This applies to
Pennsylvania as well, or possibly
Judge Rose considers Pennsyl
vania in the west too."
"In Nevada, famous principally
for Reno, there are fourteen stat
utes admitting cause for marital
ference department and person
ally is investigating all cases of
trouble.
Mr. Haw’kms will be pleased to
talk about your radio troubles
personally and all that is needed
him at Riley 5551.
is a prompt telephone call to
The Times was the first news
paper in, Indianapolis and one of
the first in the nation to step
into this branch of service for
the benefit of radio owners and
now Is making every effort to ex
pand and improve the depart
ment, to make it the most effi
cient and most prompt staff in
the nation.
The Times will be glad to hear
from you. Readers also are In
vited to w’rite us giving sugges
tions for ways in which we may
improve our radio service.
floor. Guests on that floor and the
third were unable to reach the stair
way, in which the flames were roar
ing.
WEATHER MENACES HOP
Russian Fliers May Not Leave
Seattle Due to Conditions. ~””
SEATTLE. Oct. 17.—Four Rus
sian fliers of the Land of the Soviets,
en route from Moscow to New York,
arrived at tne Sand Point naval
station today. They were undecided
whether to make their flight to San
Francisco today. The weather was
unfavorable.
separation,” Judge Hollis R. Bai
ley of Boston said. “In South
Carolina, bedrock of fundamen
talism, no cause for divorce is rec
ognized. .It therefore is a simple
matter to see that no uniform
law could be impressed generally."
HOME
TWO CENTS
ARMED AGENTS
SMASH HUGE
RUM EMPIRE
Outlaw Radio Station Is
•Tipoff- for Raids on
Seaboard.
ARREST MORE THAN 150
Banks Sought as Backers
of $1,000,000 Liquor
Syndicate.
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NEW YORK, Oct. 17.—The fed
eral government started today on
the trail of banking Institutions
which, authorities believe, supported
a $1,000,000 rum ring organized like
a gigantic business corporation.
Assistant United States Attorney
Robert B. Watts revealed today that
the liquor syndicate—smashed by
a veritable army of raiders along
the Jersey and New York coasts
Wednesday night—not only main
tained fleets, trucks, garages, an
arsenal and a secret radio system,
but also had financial backing from
at least two prominent Jersey bank
ing institutions.
The government agents also were
working on a theory that other
banks, probably in New York City,
helped finance a liquor smuggling
business, stupendous in its ramifica
tions. The bank trail was taken
up this morning after government
agents had pried into a wealth of
damaging documents seized in
Wednesday’s series of dramatic
raids. These raids culminated in
a swoop upon a veritable fortress at
Atlantic Highlands, N. J., from
which a secret radio directed move
ments of rum-laden craft upon the
Atlantic and in Long Island sound.
Rum Ship Sought
While Investigators followed the
bank trail, government craft
searched Long Island sound for a
mysterious rum ship to which fake
code orders to dock had been sent by
the raiders after they took control of
the Atlantic Highlands fortress and
seized its unlicensed radio set.
After checking up on report? from
the multiple raiding parties which
he directed from his office in New
ark, William J. Calhoun, New Jersey
prohibition administrator, an
nounced that moreJ|mn one hun
dred fifty men in the
coup.
James Murphy, listed as one of
the board of directors of the ring,
which met in a regular business of
fice in uptown New York, has been
located in Montreal and Is on his
way back here to give himself up,
Watts announced.
Murphy was sought throughout
the city Wednesday night, following
the raids. He is believed to have
been "traffic manager” for the
elaborate organization, co-ordinat
ing Its activities in Canada and Ber
muda and directing operations of the
ring’s boats at sea and the fleets of
speedboats and trucks which landed
and distributed wet cargoes.
Many Were Employed
Although only thirty-four men
were named in the indictment on
which the raids were made, Watts
said at least 100 and perhaps 150
more men were in the employ of
the ring. At least thirty were re
quired to man the sea-going craft
and the truckage system used forty
more. Probably scores more em
ployed on the speedboats, at the
roadhouses to which the liquor was
brought, and as guards.
Watts also expressed belief that
the smashed ring was a merger of
several large combinations which
formerly operated independently.
Alexander P. MacPhee, federal pro
hibition administrator for the Phila
delphia district, said he doubted
Mannie Kessler, reputed leader of
the smashed ring, was its “real
brains.” Kessler, who already has
served a term in Atlanta prison for
liquor conspiracy, was among those
captured.
DIRIGIBLE IS WRECKED
Goodyear Blimp Vigilant Crashes
Into Airport Building.
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PITTSBURGH. Oct. 17.—Ybc
Goodyear dirigible Vigilant crashed
and was wrecked at the Pittsburgh-
Butler airport today after it had
lost its way Wednesday night en
route from New York state to its
case at Akron. None was injured
in the accident.
The blimp was about to take on
from the flying field to complete its
trip to Akron when it was caught
by a gust of wind and crashed
against a small airport building
which was demolished by the im
pact.
BOLSTER TUITION FUNDI
School Board Transfers $55,420 fcg
Meet Deficiency.
Transfer of $55,420 for the special
fund to the tuition fund was voted;
by the school board today.
The transfer was necessary ti
remedy deficiency in teachers' ana
principals’ salaHes at several hig%
schools, and for transfer tuition, Cf
C. York, business director, sajp
Transfers made from item to ItOw
within funds Included: Librarf
fund, $4,600; special, $67,809 ul
tuition, $78,740. Jg.
Outside Marlon
County S Cents

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