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ALL OF RADIO
OUTPUT WORK
OF ONE PLANT
All-Indiana Sets Being Pro
duced at Davis Kokomo
Factory.
OFFICES TO ANDERSON
———————
Urmston Company Moves
Headquarters From
Elwood.
BY CHARLES C. STONE
State Editor. The Times
First showing of an all-Indiana
radio sot, product of Davis Indus
tries, Inc., Kokomo, was among im
portant developments in the state,
a business and industrial survey for
the week ended today shows.
Heretofore the Kokomo company
had purchased part of the sets and
assembled them in its plant, but i
production now is all done at Ko
komo.
Pierce & Golden, Kokomo, have
been awarded a contract for erec
tion of anew Friends church at
a cost of $40,030.
Conditions in various cities of In
diana are shown in the following
summary:
Anderson— Main offices of the
Urmston Seed and Grain Company,
operating a chain of grain elevators,
seed stores and coal yards in Indi
ana, are being moved from Elwood.
An increase of $25,000 in capital
stock of the Citizens bank of Ander
son has been voted by directors. Re
ceipts at the postoffice for the !
three-months period ended Sept. 30,
were $208,023,53, setting anew rec
ord. For the same period last year j
the receipts were $65,663.99.
$500,000 Building Planned
Newcastle—Local capitalists are
considering a $500,000 project for
erection of a combined hotel,
theater and office building. Tenta
tive plans call for a theater with
a seating capacity of 1,500 to 1,800.
Plymouth—lnsull utility interests
have bought a thirty-acre tract of
land in the southwest part of this
city as a site for the plant of the
Northern Indiana Public Service
Company, an Insull property. It is
planned to move electrical generat
ing machinery from the present site
which is too near a public highway.
Terre Haute—The Highland Iron
and Steel Company is planning
erection of a new r mill at a cost of
$150,000 In which 150 men will be
employed. The mill will manufac
ture window frames from iron, said
to be the first of its kind in the
country. There are several making
frames, but all use steel.
Francisville—Test wells for oil are
being drilled in sections west and
northwest of here by the Mich-Ohio
Oil Company. Old wells, put down
twenty-five years ago are being
cleaned preparatory to sinking them
deeper.
Bank Resources Gain
Ft. Wayne—Banks and trust com
panies here have total resources of
nearly $100,000,000, it was revealed
by statements published for this
month. The total resources now are
$97,250,209, an increase of $2,584,-
442 since Jan. 1. Production at the
Delster Machine Company, manu
facturing a water softener, has been
increased more than half in ths Uat |
few months. The Capehart Auto
matic Phonograph Company has
bought a twenty-acre tract to make
room for plant expansion. Steel
work on the new Lincoln tower,
which with a height of twenty-two
stories will be Indiana's tallest
building, will be started No. 15.
Hammond—A SIOO,OOO Addition is
to be built to the W. B. Conkey
printing plant. An increase of sl,-
139,770 in resources of Hammond
bonds since Jan. 1 is shown by the
latest statement.
South Bend—The Bantam Bali
Company has added a brass foun
dry to its plant. The Goodlin Au
tomotive Equipment Company has
' been purchased by the Gibson com
pany of Indianapolis.
Boys Refrigeration Patent
Evansville—Servel, Inc., which has
n plant here, has purchased Swed
ish Interests in patent rights to elec
trolux absorption refrigeration in
United States, Canada and Cuba.
La Porte—The Aerial Electric
Company will move its plant here
from Chicago soon after Nov. 1. It
will occupy the former First Meth
odist church building, the congre
gation now being housed in anew
$325,000 building.
Washington—Erection of anew
water softener tank at the shops
here of the Baltimore & Ohio rail
road is near completion. The tank
is 55 feet high and 45 feet in diame
ter.
Petersburg—Two strip coal opera
tors, the Enos Coal Company and
Williams Coal Company, are plan
ning laying of more trackage on
their holdings in Pike county.
TWO INJURED IN CRASH
Car Overturns and Boy Suffers
Probable Skull Fracture.
Miss Mary Harris. 18, of 3862
Carrollton avenue, and Donald Her
rin. 15, of 6114 Ashland avenue
today suffered severe injuries In an
auto-truck crash at Forty-ninth and
Illinois streets.
Miss Harris’ auto collided with
a truck driven by William Privett
36, of 6103 Beliefontaine street, in
which Herrin was riding, overturn
ng both vehicles. She suffered se
vere face cuts and Herrin suffered
posable skull farcture Miss Har
ris and Herrin were taken to city
hospital.
Full L*a#?d Wire Service of
the United Pres* Association
PERJURY CHARGED
TO LAW SALESMAN
IN PANTAGES CASE
Wife Corroborates Testimony of Mate Despite State’s
Grilling, but Man Must Plead to Indictment in Cali
forna Court; Freed on Bond of $7,000.
By Cnitrd Press*
LOS ANGELES. Oct. 18.—The Pantages assault trial has brought
trouble into the placid married life of the Biffles.
Today, while physicians testified for the defense that Eunice Pringle,
17-year-old dancer, apparently had not been attacked by Alexander Pan
tages, millionaire theater man, as she claims, Garland Biffle and Floy, his
wife of 19 years, were worrying over the unhappy turn the trial has given
their lives.
BifTle, rotund, red-faced law book
salesman, faces a charge of giving
perjured testimony in the trial. He
must plead to an indictment on
Nov. 28.
His wife corroborated some of his
testimony Thursday, bravely holding
to her story despite efforts of District
Attorney Buron Fitts to break it
down. Then, when she left the stand
and seemed about to faint, a bailiff
approached to assist her.
“Oh, you’re not going to take me to
jail, too?” she screamed hysterically
and sobbed as she left the hall of jus
tice on the arm of her husband. He
was at liberty on $7,000 bond ar
ranged following his arrest last
Wednesday just as he stepped down
from the stand as the first defense
witness.
Biffle had told of being in the
Pantages building with his wife the
afternoon that Miss Pringle claims
Pantages lured her into a conference
room and attacked her. He testified
to overhearing a conversation be
tween the young dancer and Nick Nunaev, author of the act she wanted
to have booked on the Pantages circuit.
“If he doesn’t book me, he’ll be sorry as long as he lives,” the law
book salesman quoted Miss Pringle as saying. That testimony was in
line with the defense contention that Miss Pringle attempted a “frame
up’’ to get part of the $20,000,000 Pantages had just received for theater
interests.
A number of physicians were expected to testify today. There was no
indication when Pantages would testify in his own behalf.
RULING BY OGDEN
WILL OPEN MORE
STATE OIL BERTHS
Slain Officer’s
Family Aided
By Tim re Special
FRANKFORT. Ind., Oct. 18.
—A special fund for the widow
and children of Amos Hamil
ton. Frankfort patrolman killed
last week by Clyde Jones, al
leged bandit, now being held
in jail, is being raised by busi
ness men and friends of the
officer. Within a few hours
after the first announcement
was made SSOO had been
given.
MRS. ARMITAGE DIES
Funeral Service Will Be
Held Next Monday.
Mrs. Johanna Armitage, 82, widow
of James H. Armitage, died Thurs
day night at her home, 941 West
Twenty-ninth street.
Funeral services will be held at
8:30 a. m. Monday at the residence
of a son, William H. Armitage, 3855
Washington boulevard, followed by
services at 9 at Holy Angels church
and burial in Crown Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Armitage was born in Frank
fort, Ky., and came to Indianapolis
in 1874. Another son, James E.
Armitage, also survives her.
CITY MAN 'LOSER'
Frederick Appel's $250,000
Taken by Mistake.
YOEK, Oct. 18.—Oscar A'.
Strobel Jr., of El Paso, Texas, re
turned $250,000 he received by mis
take on arriving i i New York.
Strobel’s luggage became mixed
with that of another person at the
Grand Central terminal here. When
he opened the bag, he discovered
$250,000 in negotiable securities of
the National City bank. He remem
bered that Gordon Rentchler. a per
sonal friend, was the bank president.
Strobel notified Rentchler and it
was soon found that the securities
belong to Frederick Appel of Indi
anapolis. who had arrived on the
same train with Strobel.
LUDLOW TO GIVE TALK
Congressman Will Attend Anthem
Association Luncheon.
Honor guest at a “shore” lunch
eon at the Chamber of Commerce
Friday. Oct. 25. will be Louis Lud
low. representative in congress from
the Seventh Indiana district, W. G.
Grigsby announced.
The luncheon will be given by the
National Anthem Association, mem
bers of which will request Ludlow
to urge national recognition be
made of Sept. 14. the anniversary
of the writing of the “Star-Spangled
Banner.”
WOMAN ILL ON TRAIN
Mrs. Ethel Clark, 25. of Ottawa.
0.. was in a critical condition in
city hospital teday after she was
taken from a Big Four train en
route to St. Louis -late Thursday.
Identification was established
■?h letters which she carried,
ssed to her from Clifton Clark
tawa.
The Indianapolis Times
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Garland Biffle
Increase in Pay Roll May
Eat Up Collections by
Inspectors.
Oil Inspectors, butt of attacks at
every session of the legislature, may
be increased in number to spend
the third of a million dollars they
collect annually, it was learned to
day.
Attorney-General James M. Ogden
has ruled the oil inspection depart
ment may spend all fees collected
and that the Governor and food
and drug inspector may increase the
staff of inspectors as. they see fit.
Should they go the limt, it would
mean an annual expenditure for oil
inspectors of more than $350,000.
Legislators have claimed that the
thirty inspectors now employed are
given places as part of administra
tion political patronage. They never
have abolished the position, but this
year pared dowm the annual ap
propriation of the department to
$90,600.
The Ogden ruling declares that
this amount may be ignored.
I. L. Miller, food and drug in
spector in the state health depart
ment. asserted, however, there is no
intention to “go the limit” and ex
pend the $350,000 collected at the
rate of 4 cents a barrel per in
spection. He asked the Ogden
opinion so he might add one ad
ditional inspector, he said. This
man is needed to aid in covering
the state, he contended.
The inspectors tour the state by
districts, inspecting oil at bulk sta
tions. Each man is required to
make his salary of $125 monthly and
expenses by inspection fees. The
mileage expense was limited by the
legislature to 7 cents. Miller had
asked 10 cents and asserts the state
accounts board has set the mini
mum for use of an auto at 8 cents.
This limitation also may be ignored
under the Ogden ruling.
Ogden pointed out that the law
is ambiguous and the original in
spection" law of 1919, giving the de
partment all fees needed, prevails
over the 1919 appropriation limita
tion.
SUES IN AIR DEATH
Widow Asks $5,000 Dam
ages for Fatal Crash.
The first damage suit in Marion
county courts growing out of an
airplane accident was filed today in
superior court five.
The action was brought by Mrs.
Margaret L. Brooks, widow of How
ell H. Brooks, who for a number
of years was sales director for the
Marmon Motor Car Company and
who was killed in an airplane
crash Aug. 18 in Florida. Damages
of $5,000 are asked against the
Marmon company, charging that
Howell, as the company’s agent,
traveled by airplane.
While engaged on business for the
company, it is charged. Brooks died
as result of injuries sustained in a
landing crash, and the suit alleges
the pilot was intoxicated. Ryan.
Ruckelshaus and Ryan were the
plaintiff's attorneys.
Train Boy Scout Leaders
A* course in leadership training
for Boy Scout executives of Indian
apolis and central Indiana will be
opened Monday night at 7:30 in the
First Presbyterian church. Sixteenth
and Delaware streets. Classes will
be held each Monday night through
Dec. 2.
INDIANAPOLIS, FRIDAY, OCT. 18, 1929
MAGNITUDE OF
SMASHED RUM
RING OARED
Raids Yield Books Linking
Seven Banks With
Syndicate.
METHODS BUSINESS-LIKL
Records Show Huge Sums
Paid to Officers for
Protection.
$
By United Presss
NEW YORK, Oct. 18.—Further
knowledge of the ingenious opera
tions of the gigantic bootleggin;,
syndicate which was smashed by
the government in one tremendous
sweep was gained today from the
voluminous documents seized dur
ing the synchronized raids on the
organization's numerous branches.
Authorities learned that the syn
dicate was, in effect, a corporation
which was to the rumrunning in
dustry what General Motors or
United States Steel is to legitimate
business. Its board of directors
met in weekly sessions around a
quartered oak table at a mid town
office here, talllied the profits and
declared dividends in a manner not
unlike the financiers of Wall Street.
A profit of $2,000,000 for a six
month’s period was shown by the
rum corporation’s books, federal
authorities said. The directors split
these earnings. Some drawing 7
per cent and others as much as 23
per cent, in ratio to investments.
Protection Paid
Os unusual interest to the gov
ernment were closely but legibly
written notations in two of the
seized books—the little, black kind
indicating that large sums, often
running into five figures, were paid
as protection to local officials in New
Jersey, the happy hunting ground
of the syndicate.
Roofert B. Watts of the United
States attorney’s staff here, who is
conducting the investigation in this
district, said the syndicate main
tained accounts in seven banks,
some located in New York, the others
in New Jersey. The records have
been supoened.
125 Agents Used
Prohibition Administrator Wil
liam J. Calhoun, who enineered the
thirty-five raids in which more than
125 picked dry agents, deputy mar
shals and slate troopers par
ticipated, said an intensive search
was being conducted for the fleet of
small speedboats which transferred
the illicit cargo from the ocean
going ships to shore where the
liquor, before being cut for the
metrolopitan trade, was cached in
caves and underground storage
vaults.
Os six reputed leaders still
fugitives, three were believed toddy
to be in Montreal. According to
Calhoun, they are A1 and William
Lillien, of Newark, N. J„ and James
Murphy, all said to be members of
the board of directors.
WITCH KILLER HELD
GUILTY OF MURDER
Bit United Press
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 18.—A
jury of eleven men and one woman
repudiated the “evil eye” supersti
tion in a verdict of guilty of first
degree murder returned early today
against Mrs. Pearl Burgess.
The middle-aged woman was con
victed of murdering Mrs. I£tta Fair
child, 76, whom she accused of hold
ing the Burgess family under a
“spell” and of casting an “evil eye”
on Eugenie, the 17-year-old daugh
ter.
The jury reached a verdict at
1:30 o’clock this morning after de
liberating fourteen hours. A crowd-
WOMAN BURNED BY
GAS FLAMES DIES
Bums sustained when her hus
band accidently poured flaming
gasoline on her clothing Monday
night, were fatal Thursday night to
Mrs. Josephine Pagano, 27, of 4647
West Washington street. She died
six hours after admittance to Rob
ert Long hospital.
When her husband. Antonio, took
a glass jar half filled with gasoline
to clean out the flues of their
RETIRED GROCER IS DEAD
George J. Maass Operated Store at
Delaware and McCarty.
Funeral services will be held at
2 p. m. Saturday for George J.
Maass, 72, retired Indianapolis
grocer, at the Wald funeral parlors,
1222 Union street. Burial will be in
Crown Hill cemetery.
Mr. Maass came to Indianapolis
from Delmenharst, Germany, and
opened a grocery at Delaware and
McCarty streets, which he operated
until 1921, when he retired. He was
a member of the Zion Evangelical
church. He is survived by a sister,
Miss Sophia Maass of Germany.
GROTTO WILL INITIATE
Approximately 250 candidates will
be initiated into the Indianapolis
Sahara Grotto at the order's new
home dedication here today.
Edward Blake Winter. Windsor,
Ont., grand steward, will be guest
of honor at the ceremonial in the
Athenaeum and at a dinner in the
Claypool tonight.
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MARION CLUB’S ORATORS
TURN GUNS ON COFFIN IN
REPUBLICAN LOVE FEAST
‘Horse on Him ’
John B. Ellis, 42. of 336 Har
mon avenue, driving a horse
with a wagon at Virginia and
V/oodlawn avenues, toppled
from the wagon-s'eat to the
pavement.
When witnesses reached the
wagon, the horse was stand
ing on Ellis’ head. Police took
him to city hospital and or
dered him held in the de
tention ward on charges of
drunkenness.
ed courtroom heard the verdict read,
despite the hour, and watched Mrs.
Burgess received it without show of
emotion. There was no recommen
dation of sentence. Life imprison
ment is the usual penalty.
The daughter burst into sobs and
was comforted by her brother Bur
nett, 27. Eugene had testified in
the trial for the state.
Eugene ; Burgess, husband and
father, jointly charged with the
murder, committed suicide by hang
ing himself with a pair of pajamas
while in jail awaiting trial.
kitchen range. Mrs. Pagano
cautioned him against danger of an
explosion.
Unheeding her warnings, he
opened the door of the stove. She
sent their three children to-another
room, and fled to the back porch.
The gasoline exploded. Holding
the jar, its contents aflame, in his
hand, Pagano ran to the the door.
Hearing the explosion, Mrs. Pagano
started to return to the kitchen.
They met in the doorway, and the
flaming gasoline spread over her
dress.
Screaming, she fled to the other
end of the porch, where Pagano
tripped her and smothered the fire,
burning his hands and arms severe
ly. Mrs. Pagano was treated by a
physician until Thursday, when her
condition became critical and she
was taken to the hospital.
CLUB INDORSES WOMAN
Literary Sixteen Group Approves
School Candidate.
Meeting Thursday night at the
home of Mrs. Rollin A. Foster, 3742
North Pennsylvania street, the Lit
erary Sixteen club indorsed Mrs. J.
D. Hoss for school commissioner.
Club members are: Mesdames De
marchus Brown. T. H. Komstock,
Harry O. Chamberlin. Fred G. Bus
kirk, J. E. Barcus, Henry Dollman,
Tilden Greer, A. P. Fisher, A. E.
Sterne. klorace Hewitt, S. L. Augh
inbaugh" J. D. Strachan, C. Zwick,
A. H. Moschelle and R. A. Foster.
On request, sent with stamped,
addressed envelope, Mr. Ripley
will furnish proof of anything
depicted by him.
‘Boss’ Assailed by Jewett,
Who Tempers Slap With
Pat on Back.
BY BEN 'STERN
Led by the master chorister,
Charles W. Jewett, 200 old-line Re
publicans Thursday night sang
hymns in praise of Alfred M. Gioss
brenner and George V. Coffin,
though the paean for Coffin hum
med with notes of discord at times.
The true tenor of the revived
Marion Club, which Thursday night
gathered at a love feast to do lip
service to Glossbrenner, the mayor
alty candidate, and “Boss” Coffin,
was revealed by Harry Tutewiler,
formerly eighth ward chairman who
said:
“I shared with many of you here
tonight the grief that came with
the disintegration of that grand old
organization, the old Marion Club.
Since its passing I have seen the
Republican party deteriorate in its
leaders and in its elected candidates
until an aroused public in despera
tion tried to change our form of
government.
Glossbrenner Is Praised
After praising the honesty and
qualities of Glossbrenner, the vet
eran politician said:
“I believe this new Marion club
rising from the ashes of the old will
mark the dawn of anew day for
Republicanism in this city, and will
elect A1 Glossbrenner, mayor of In
dianapolis, despite the load he has
to carry.”
Former Mayor Jewett denounced
City Chairman Coffin for his polit
ical perfidies of the past, but
praised him for his selection of the
present candidate.
“Asa Republican, I have not al
ways agreed with the leadership of
George V. Coffin,” declared Jewett.
I have criticised his leadership pub
licly. My criticism of his leadership
in the past stands. I do not retract
or change it, but his part in the
selection of Glossbrenner and other
members of the Republican city
ticket meets my enthusiastic ap
proval and commendation.
Praises Coffin’s Judgment
“Chairman Coffin and the com
mittee have exercised the finest
kind of good judgment in the in
terest of their party and the city
in the selection of this outstanding
ticket.
“For more than two years the
people of Indianapolis have been in
sistent in their demand for a busi
ness administration of the govern
ment conducted by a business man.
Sincere citizens differed. Many
thought the city manager plan
would be the correct solution.
Others thought the present plan
gave the mayor as much power as
could be conferred on the city man
ager. By the decision of the su
preme court we elect a mayor. The
question is, shall we elect a man
who is pre-eminently a successful
executive or shall we elect who is a
lawyer and politician?”
Glossbrenner’s business career
was described by Jewett, who de
clared that the candidate’s qualities
were those which would make him
a good mayor.
“I am not upholding Coffinism,”
declared Jewett. “I was not with
him in the past and I believe Gloss-
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By United Free*
LYNN, Mass., Oct. 18.—Cig
aret smoking by women has
been banned from the stage and
screen in Lynn.
Mayor Ralph S. Bauer today
informed theater operators
their licenses would be revoked
if they presented plays or
movies in which an actress so
much as handled a cigaret.
“Such pictures and plays
tend to lower the morals of the
city,” he observed.
His action followed his re
cent ban on billboard posters
picturing girls lighting cigarets.
brenner will give the party anew
leadership.”
Jewett said that Reginald Sulli
van, the Democratic candidate "was
for years the main cog in the Bell-
Perrott Democratic machine.”
Glossbrenner praised the club’s
traditions and declared:
“It seems like a love feast to me.
I feel perfectly at home.”
He pleaded for renewed harmony
in the party, saying: “I am not to
be bound by any political faction,
any group of men or any other fac
tor which has a political or social
significance. I accepted the nomin
ation as an absolutely free candi
date,' so far as pledges, promises or
commitment are concerned, and that
is the way I shall enter the office
or not at all.”
Behind Glossbrenner on the plat
form sat Clifford E. Keane, candi
date for council from the Fourth
district, who, it is charged, was
placed on the ticket by Coffin as
a reward for use of hl3 name in the
suit which resulted In the supreme
court declaring the city manager
law unconstitutional.
Glossbrenner declared himself as
“well satisfied” with the council
manic ticket.
CANDIDATE PLEASED
Glossbrenner in Favor of
Rapid Work.
Alfred M. Glossbrenner, Repub
lican candidate for mayor, today de
clared himself as being well pleased
with the rapidity with which “or
ganization work in behalf of the Re
publican ticket has been going for
ward.”
“There seems to be no doubt now
that on Nov. 5, when the voters
go to the polls, the Republican can
didates will have the full support
of more than six thousand workers
concentrated throughout the pre
cincts of the city,” he said.
Arthur R. Baxter, chairman of the
citizens’ advisory committee assist
ing Glossbrenner, sent a letter to
members of the committee declar
ing no attack can be made on the
character of the candidate.
Man Injured in Colllson
Kenneth Brandbury, 23. of 440
North Linwood avenue, today suf
fered severe face lacerations when
his auto collided with a car driven
by Earl Mclntosh, 20. of 4540 East
Tenth street at Highland avenue
and Market street. Bradbury was
taken to the city hospital.
FATE OF NAVY
PARLEY HINGES
ON DELEGATES
Wrong Selection of Envoys
to Conference Will
Prove Fatal.
INTERESTS FAR APART
America Wants to Hold
Aloof; Italy, France
Want Colonies.
BY WILLIAM PHILIP SIMMS,
Scrfpp,-Howard Foreign Editor
WASHINGTON. Oct. 18.—Al
though the five-power naval con
ference at London now is assured,
by the unanimous acceptance of the
British bid by France, Italy, Japan
and America, its ultimate fate is
as much in the dark as ever.
Much now depends upon the
delegations to be selected by the
nations concerned. Unless these,
are made up of the biggest and
broadest brains each of the five
powers boasts. The chances are
very much against anything epochal
being accomplished.
That is to say, the delegates rep
resenting any one nation at Lon
don must have the broadest possible
understanding. Not only of world
conditions, but of existing problems,
both within and without each of
the other four nations represented
on top of that, they must be
patient, sympathetic, and dip
lomatic, without which more harm
than good may come of the meet
ing.
Backgrounds Are Different
The background governing the at
titude of the fiije powers nationally
differs, and as widely as the space
which separates them geographi
cally.
By tradition America desires to
remain aloof from any entangle
ments with the other nations of
the world in general and Europe in
particular.
Great Britain, on the other hand,
already is involved in the affairs
of other countries, especially those
of the continent of Europe, while
being committed, at the same time,
to very special relationships with
her colonies and dominions scat
tered around the earth.
Japan occupies a very special po
sition with regard to the Far East,
and nothing can swerve her from
the role she has accepted as the
foremost power in that quarter of
the globe.
Italy and France will require very
special handling, for their interests
clash p . any number of points, and
each entertains more or less sus
picion with regard to the other.
Italy Wants More
Italy has few overseas interests,
but is eager for more, particularly
in Africa, the Balkans and the Near
East, while France boasts a colonial
empire in Africa twice the area of
the United States and intends to
hold on to it for the additional man
power it promises, if for no other
reason.
There are approximately as many
people in this empire as there are
in France proper, about 40,000,000.
Eventually she can double her mili
tary strength by drawing on these
colonies, provided always, that she
can keep her lines of communica
tion open. This requires a fleet |
of no mean proportions, particularly j
submarines, which is why she will !
be hard to deal with unless she is
given a very definite guarantee of
support by the League of Nations or
some other combination of powers, j
In any event, France claims the
right either to maintain a large
standing army on French soli or a
fleet adequate to safeguard her com
munication across the Mediterran
ean whence she can draw additional
troops if and when she needs them.
AUTO TRADES GROUP
SET DATES FOR SHOW
Robert H. Losey Is Re-elected as
Ascociatfon President.
Robert H. Losey of the Losey*
Nash Motor Company today contin
ued to serve as president of the
Indianapolis Automobile Trade As-,.*
sociatlon after his re-election to thelf
post Thursday night. T. A. Bell
the Bell Auto Company, was re4i
elected as treasurer.
Feb. 10 to 15 were dates set for
the 1930 automobile show. The
meeting was held with the board of
directors at the Indianapolis Ath
letic Club.
MRS. BROWN SPEAKER
Tells Education Council of Women’*
Contribution to Literature.
Women's contribution to literature
throughout the ages was discussed
by Mrs. Demarchus Brown at the
annual dinner of the Indiana
Council of Administratlwe Women!
in Education Thursday in thS
Propylaeum.
Dr. Florence Bamberger of JohljjjS
Hopkins university was the
guest. Miss Ann R. Torrence.
dianapolis teacher, is president
the council.
PAPER TO BE PUBLISHED^
Three Incorporate Civic Leader for
South Side.
Dr. Robert Sloan. J. S. Burke an hi
J. Rottler, and not Ballard Wesjß
were the incorporators of the
Leader, Inc., a weekly newspaper
be published for promotion of
activities on the south side. Wefc4ji
named as filing the papers, is
incorporator, according to RottlH
but is being considered as editor. El

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