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CAPONE LINKED WITH
NOTARY HELD
FOR THEFT OF
DRIVERS’ FEES
Arrest of Kokomo Man Is
First Gun in State
Police Drive.
ARRAIGNMENT IS TODAY
Head of License Division
Asserts Embezzlment
State-Wide.
Arraignment today of Gale
Cooper, Kokomo notary, charged
with embezzling about 100 driver’s
license fees from the state, is the
opening gun in a war aganist sim
ilar practice said to extend through
out Indiana, according to James A.
Bradley, head of the automobile li
cense division in the office of the
secretary of state.
Complete check is being made by
the state police, it was announced
today by Chief Robert T. Humes.
Cooper’s arrest resulted from such
investigations at Kokomo made by
State Policeman Dow Chappel. He
procured receipts for license fees
paid Cooper and found that these
never were turned into the state,
he said. The result was that those
w r ho applied never received their
driver's license and the state was
“out” the 25-cent fee in each case.
Besides being a notary, Cooper is
Kokomo agent for an insurance
company. He was arrested Thurs
day and released under SSOO bond
to appear in Howard circuit court
today.
Glen Hillis. Howard county prose
cutor, stated that a rharge of em
bezzling insurance premiums also
may be filed and the two cases tried
together .
Bradley asserted that none of
Coope: s driver's license applications
had been received by his depart
ment.
“I am convinced tha* this prac
tice has been prevalent throughout
the state,” he declared. "We are
checking each report of failure to
receive a driver's license. So far,
it has been discolsed that the notary
failed, in almost every instance, to
turn in the application and the fee.
“We expect other arrests to fol
low.’’
STATE BOARD CLEARS
WAY FOR ROAD WORK
Warrick County Project Protest
Dismissed by Commission.
Public service commissioners of
ficially have removed all objection
to construction of state road No. 63
to the bridge over the railroad
tracks near Newburg, in Warrick
county.
An order was passed at the com
mission conference Friday dismiss
ing the protest against the road
and bridge filed by the receiver for
the Evansville & Ohio Valley rail
road.
This action was in line with the
opinion of Attorney-General James
M. Ogden, who held that the state
highway commission, and not the
public service commissioners, have
entire jurisdiction.
The highway commission is con
tinuing construction of the road to
meet the $60,000 bridge built a year
ago. Director John J. Brown de
clared today. William M. Carsons,
receiver for the railroad, is attempt
ing to halt construction with an in
junction suit in Warrick circuit
court.
In the Stock Market
>Bv Thomson <fc McKinnon t
NEW YORK. Oct. 19.—The sug
gesiion recently advanced that in
spite of the substantail decline in
the security markets there has been
no appreciable liquidation upon the
part cf the general public and that
stocks have been passing from strong
to weak hands, finds corroboration
in the monthly compilation of the
value of all listed stocks and the
ratio of loans issued by the New
York Stock Exchange. Notwith
standing a decline of approximately
$2,500,000,000 in the value of all
listed securities, the ratio of borrow
ings has increased within a month
from less than 9 per cent to almost
10 per cent. Bearing in mind that
the latest Stock Exchange state
ment covers conditions for the
month of September, while the loan
account has continued to grow, we
must assume that in view of the re
luctance of the public to reduce se
curity holdings, the ratio today Is
even less favorable than it was at
the beginning of the month. It may
be that short covering will develop
some technical rally today. Should
it appear, we believe it should be
used only to reduce speculative
holdings.
Hourly Temperatures
6 a. m 49 9 a. m 60
la. m 49 10 a. m~... 65
S a. m..,.. 55
Complete Wire Reports of UNITED PRESS, The Greatest World-Wide News Service
The Indianapolis Times
Increasing cloudiness and warmer tonight; Sunday, possibly showers.
VOLUME 41—NUMBER 138
Mayor Quits
in Election
at Anderson
By Timex Huecial
ANDERSON, Ind., Oct. 19.
! Mayor Francis M. Williams of An
derson has wihtdrawn as a candi-
I date for re-election, taking the step
Friday night at a meeting of the
Republican city committee.
The day previous the mayor had
announced he would fight to a fin
ish to retain his office after all other
candidates on the Republican ticket
had withdrawn and placed their
names on a citizens’ slate.
Immediately on withdrawal of
Mayor Williams, the citizens’ ticket
was voted back into the Republican
ranks, with Albert P. Priest, vice
president of the Ward Stilson
Manufacturing Company, as nom
inee for mayor. Others on the Re
publican ticket as it now stands are:
For city clerk. Ray E. Hall; judge,
Charles B. Salyer; councilmen at
large, Charles S. Hughes and Ma
rino Haubursin; councilman, first,
Wilbert O. Rhoton; second, Earl
Berkebile, and third, Cary A. Rains.
Now Party Fight
As matters now stand, the cam
paign will be between two parties
instead of being a three-cornered
fight.
Jesse H. Mellett, twice mayor of
Anderson, is the Democratic candi
date opposing Priest.
Williams said he withdrew to pro
motet harmony and to enable the
party to present a united front
against the Democrats. He was
elected mayor in 1925 and will leave
the office Jan. 1.
Blocked Program
The last four years have been a
stormy period at the city hall.
Trouble started when Councilmen
Robert W. Webb and Mark J. Ro
zelle became angered at the mayor
because he failed to appoint them
’on the board of Works. Then came
a period during which the belliger
ent councilmen blocked the admin
istration program. Mayor Williams
reorganized the board of works with
Webb and Rozelle as two of the
three members.
Strife continued until two years
ago when a bill was enacted by the
. legislature providing that each of
the five members of the council also
! serve as members of the board of
works. This arrangement will con
tinue until the beginning of next
; year when Anderson will become a
city of the second class and the
mayor will have the authority to
i select a beard of works outside the
1 membership of the council.
MONEY RUSHED BY
AIR TO HALT RUN
Only One Bank in liiinois
City Keeps Doors Open
After Scare.
Bu l nitt'4
TAYLORVILLE. 111. Oct. 19.
The Farmers’ National bank, its
vaults stocked with more than
$500,000 in cash, most of which was
rushed here by airplane from Chi
cago Friday, was the only one of
the city's four banks open for busi
ness today.
When federal reserve officers ar
rived at 1:45 o'clock Friday after
noon, an hour and fifty minutes aft
er President J. J. Adams had tele
phoned to Chicago for $500,000 to
cope with an all-day run. It was
believM the worst money scare in
the history of central Illinois had
been broken.
Six Christian county banks had
closed their doors in the last week,
three of them Friday morning. The
scare caused hundreds of deposit
ors to storm the Farmers’ National.
Withdrawals by noon had reached
SBO,OOO and President Adams real
ized available surrency would not
meet the demand.
PERU BANK BANDIT GANG
MAKES CLEAN GETAWAY
>< Timm Special
PERU. fnd.. Oct. 19.—Authorities
today are conducting practically a
blind sArch for eight bandits who
robbed the First National bank here
of $50,000 shortly before noon Fri
day. There is not a clew to where
the band fled, their automobile hav
ing taken a route from here that
might have had either Indianapolis
or Logansport as a destination.
Os the loot, $35,000 was in cur
rency and $15,000 in non-negotiable
securities. Officials of the local bank
have notified the federal reserve
bank at Chicago to void the secur
ities as a measure to prevent obtain
ing money on them.
Two men were wounded while the
robbers were scooping up money
after cowing fifteen employes and
patrons. Patrolman John Devaney
of the Peru police force was struck
in an ankle by a bullet and H. L.
Howenstein. Michigan City, suf
fered a fracture of the leg from
a bullet.
Four of the bandits entered tite
NEW PROCESS
OF EDUCATION
IS DEFENDED
Teachers Hear Columbia
University Leader
Score ‘Pessimists.’
GOVERNOR ALSO TALKS
Closing Session of Annual
Convention Under Way
at Tabernacle.
Educational pessimists who decry
modern trends in education were
scored today by Dr. Otis Caldwell,
director of the institute of experi
mentation at Columbia university,
at the closing session of the Indiana
State Teachers’ Association in Cadle
tabernacle.
‘‘They give nothing but destructive
criticism and offer nothing con
structive. It is the easiest thing in
the world to do,” he said.
He defended the new educational
processes and explained their rela
tionship to past methods of edu
cating youth.
“The children in schools now are
not merely to be the next genera
tion, but are the next generation.
New generations always are growing
and always clinging to essentials in
past generations. The old genera
tions have memories of what used
to be.” he said.
“One generation does not give
place to its successor as an old
bifilding Is razed. Old generations
are remodeled, added too, but never
completely torn down, as buildings
are at times,” he asserted.
His address was preceded by a talk
by Governor Harry G. Leslie and
musical and memorial programs.
STORK BEATS TAXICAB
‘Hospital—and Hurry;’ but Even the
Motor Car Is Loser.
Bi; T'nited Vrrxx
WASHINGTON. Oct. 19.—“Gal
linger hospital—and hurry,” Mrs.
Eufezia Armstrong ordered a taxi
driver. He hurried, but was too late.
Opening the taxi door, he found
the woman had given birth to a
seven-pound baby.
Gin Fancier
Bn Cnited Prcst
CHICAGO, Oct. 19. One
juniper berry to a bottle of al
cohol was L. F. Cunyan's re
cipe for gin, Mrs. Bertha Cun
yan charged in her suit for di
vorce.
Because he refused to put
any water in the mixture, he
got pie eyed and stayed that
*way for two years, his wife
charged. Besides, she got tired
having the house cluttered up
with potter juniper plants.
NATIONAL PARTY MEETS
National party candidates in the
city campaign discussed the issues
at a rally Friday night at 206 Holli
day building with John Zahnd, na
tional chairman presiding.
Speakers were: W. J. Rominger,
candidate for mayor; Mrs. Lillian
Stems, candidate for city clerk; and
Bert Decker and C. D. Reddick,
councilmanic candidate.
A meeting will be held Monday
night at 2349 Bellefontaine street.
bank, leaving the others at the front
door, and forced the customers and
employers to lie on the floor.
Kendrick Kenny, an assistant
cashier, entered the bank while the
robbery was in progress and turned
on a burglar alarm, the robbers not
having noticed him at first.
Then the telephone rang. Miss
Martha Endicott. obeying orders,
replied “All’s well.” Police Chief
Delbert Brown was at the other end
of the wire.
Prosecutor Paul Lutz of Marion
county and a posse of five men in
an automobile belonging to Jess
Murden of the state highway de
partment were fired upon at Clay
pool while searching for the band
its. The shooting was done by Ed
ward Alexander, a vigilante, who
mistook the prosecutor and his
party for the bandits.
An airplane covered roads In the
vicinity of Rochester, Mentone and
Culver, shortly after the bandits
fled, but the pilot found no trace of
tbem.
INDIANAPOLIS, SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 1929
State Elevens Face
Intersectional Foes
Butler Clashes With Haskell Indians Here
Today as Indiana Opposes Colgate
in Fray at Bloomington.
_ —“•—~ —7”*
Two powerful lines, composed largely of veterans,
will meet this afternoon when “I,one Star” Dietz
brings his Haskell Indians to Butler bowl.
Shown above (left to right) are John Prim, Has
kell end; Frank Heddon, Butler guard, and James
Grant, Haskell end.
WOMAN FOILS
HOLDUPEFFORT
Screams When Bandit Tries
to Rob Candy Store.
Courage of Mrs. Edith Dudley,
440 North Alton street, saleswoman
at the Maud Muller candy store, 11
North Illinois street, early Friday
night thwarted a bandit's efforts to
rob the store.
With hundreds of people w.thln a
few feet of the store, the bandet
walked into a small room in the
rear where Mrs. Dudley was wrap
ping candy.
The holdup man grabbed Mrs.
Dudley’s throat and pinned her
against the wall.
“Stay back now and keep your
mouth shut,” Mrs. Dudley said the
bandit growled at her.
“For a moment everything went
black,” said Mrs. Dudley, “but when
he released me. I realized he was
there to rob. As he turned in the
direction of the cash register, I
started after him. What are you
going to do?’ I yeled. I wasn’t
afraid, I was just mad all through.”
When Mrs. Dudley screamed,
passersby paused and looked in the
store and thfe bandit fled, without
opening the cash regitser.
PRELATE IS DEAD
Heart Disease Takes Life
of Catholic Official.
R ASINGTON. Oct. 19—Monsig
nor C. A. Dougherty, controller of
Catholic university and pi eminent
prelate of the Roman Catholic
church, died here Friday night of
’ disease. He was 68 years old
and was appointed prelate in 1921
-j * - - -Lw X:.
In the Air
Weather conditions in the air at
9:30 a. m.:
Southwest wind, seven miles an
hour; temperature, 62; barometric
pressure, 20.06 at sea level; ceiling
unlimited; visibility, three miles,
slight, haae, clearing; field good.

Below (left to right) are John Walsh, Butler
tackle; Lawrence Johnson, Haskell center, and Jim
Puett, Butler center.
The Kansans hold an average weight advantage
of three pounds in the forward wall.
Traditional rivalries and intersec
tional games feature the activities
of thirteen Indiana collegiate foot
ball teams today, one of the most
promising programs of the season
to date.
Topping the bill in local interest
are the invasion of Butler bowl by
the famous Haskell Indians and In
diana's tussle with the Colgate Ma
roons at Bloomington.
One of the major tilts of the day
in national importance is the Notre
Dame-Wisconsin encounter at Chi
cago, where the Ramblers will at
tempt to avenge a crushing upset
at the hands of the Badgers last
season.
Purdue has little fear of De Pauw
in their annual rivalry battle at
Lafayette, but the Tigers’ will fur
nish more than scrimmage oppo
sition.
Other games:
Franklin at Earlham.
Terr* Haute Normal at Chicago.
Georgetown at Wabash (night).
Hanover at Hose Poly.
Concordia at Valparaiso.
ARREST WATER
WORKS CLERK
High Bond Asked in Deficit
Case at Newcastle.
Bu Timex Soerial
NEWCASTLE, Ind., Oct. 19.
Oscar Grant, clerk of the city
owner water works plant here, was
in jail today while friends at
tempted to obtain bond for him.
following his arrest on a charge of
embezzling public funds.
Grant was arrested Friday night
by Sheriff Elmer Cannon, and Cir
cuit Judge John H. Morris said, "a
high bond will be set.” Morris in
structed officials not to permit
Grant’s release on bond until he
approved the bail.
The grand jury is expected to con
vene next week to conduct a
thorough investigation of the charge
against Grant.
A shortage of $13,821 was discov
ered in Grant’s books by state ac
counts board examiners. He told
them the shortage was “due to an
error.”
The city council in session Fri
day afternoon discharged Grant and
named Robert. Heath to succeed
htnryl k
RUM EMPIRE
RECORDS SCANNED FOR
CHECK MADE OUT DY
KING OF RACKETEERS
SEEK IDENTITY
OF SLAIN MAN
Police Baffled in Case of
Bandit System.
State and federal authorities to
day sought to identify the body of
an alleged bandit slain Friday on
the statehouse steps when he tried
to escape from Lieutenant Charles
Bridges, state policeman.
He is known to police now only
as Charles Jackson, Cleveland, but
this name, they believe, is one of
several aliases he used.
Meanwhile. Cleveland authorities
were en route to Indianapolis to
return William Travis, 27, Cleve
land, Jackson’s companion, who
tried to shoot Bridges as his friend
fled.
Travis, wanted in Ohio for several
robberies, waived extradition. Police
say he admitted the crimes in the
Ohio city.
Efforts of state police Friday night
to locate relatives of the dead man
and to identify him as having served
a prison term in Michigan failed.
BANDITS SLUG BARBER,
HOLD UP DRUG STORE
A roughly-dressed bandit slugged
Ora Ruffin, 59, cf 1424 Montcalm
street, proprietor of a barber shop
at 648 Blake street, today while
Ruffin was chopping kindling in the
rear of his shop.
The bandit stole $39.50 in cash
from Rufiin's pocketbcok and a
$l5O diamond ring Ruffin was wear
ing.
Ruffin told police the young band
it, dressed in overalls, walked up be
hind him and asked how long it
would be before Ruffin could shave
"him.
Ruffin said he told the bandit he
would be through chopping kindling
in a few minutes. The bandit then
slugged Ruffin from the rear,
knocking him unconscious.
Ruffin was found suffering from
head wounds by Lincoln Carter, 68,
of 1417 Rembrandt street, who noti
Entered as Second-Class Matter
it Postofllce, Indianapolis
By United Presi
NEW YORK, Oct. 19.—Although a lack of unanimity
appeared to exist today among federal officials investigating
the operations of what perhaps was the most powerful syndi
cate in the country, the name of Scarface A1 Capone, king
pin of Chicago racketeers, continued to be linked with the
ring.
Existence of a $1,500 check made out by Capone to one
of the indicted higher-ups of the syndicate and on which
payment was stopped before it was cashed was announced
by James E. Wilkinson, assistant United States attorney.
The check, Wilkinson said, was sent last month, but how
Capone was able to send it from his Philadelphia prison cell,
where he is serving a term for illegally carrying firearms,
was one of the many problems still confronting federal in
vestigators. The check is being sought among the seized
records.
How the Market
Opened
New York Stocks Opening
—Oct. 19—
Allis Chalmers (newl 5834
Am Can IG4
Am Smelting
Am Steel Fdrv
Am Sugar <-**/a
Am Tob B 220
Anaconda
Armour A 10,.
H & O 130 V&
Beth Steel m
Chrysler sb'/
Cont Motors JJ
Cub-Am Sugar 1;- >
Famous Players <i ’
Fisk Tire 2
Goodyear jO”' 4
Gen Electric 343
Gen Motors
Goodrich 64Vb
Inspiration 4M/2
Kenn Coo 28 /a
Missouri Kans & Tex 54 n
Mont Ward **, 4
N Y Central ?18 Vi
Pan Amer Pete B ,nn/*
Pennsylvania igu /*
Packard (new) ‘D
Pullman & 1 -™
Hep Iron & Steel ‘lnu
St Paul pfd ®2Vs
Sears-Roebuck 1,-?. 4
Sinclair .sjjvP
So Pac ’sSi?
SO N Y
S O N J 27
Studebaker ,y; /4
Un Carbide
Union Pac
U S Cast Iron Pipe 22_*
U 8 Steel 2 “,/
Wiilvs Over
Western Union jju A
New York Curb Opening
—Oct. 19—
Allied Power ]i/ e
Amer Super Power (A) 42%
Anglo-Amcr .ii#
Amer Oas *69%
Assoc Gas
Aviation Corp 2? /a
Amer Commonwealth Power 31
Ark Gas ?0
Blue Ridee *!*,,
Bulovia watch "Zi*
Cities Service Sic'
Curtiss Fly Service 12 *
Elec Bond and Share 6 133%
Ford of France ?
Ford of England *•%,*
Fox Theater 25%
Fokker 30%
Gold Seal ‘2™
General Baking (A) ®, .
Goldman Sachs 97%
Generality f7\
Hudson Bay i® 8
Int Pete *8
Midwest Util (new)
Newmont
No Amer Aviation '
Niagara Sc Hudson *o %
Ohio Copper **
l Ohio Oil 2ni'
Penroad *" S B
Standard Oil. Ind J® 1
Standard Oil. Ky J*'*
Trl-Cont Corp 38
United L and P (A)
United Verde E £4%
Utilities Power 28
Vacuum Oil 133
Chicago Stocks Opening
(By James T. Hamill Company)
—Oct. 19-
Cord Corp 1 ■
Cent Pub Ser 5 ® *
Erla Radio J
Grigsby Qrunow “*/
Gen Thea 7 “J 8
Houd Hershey A 38%
Iron Fireman 33 2
Insult Util com 99
Ken Ran Tube 25%
Libby McNeal
Midland United 29%
Middle West 42%
Nor Amer Lt Sc Pr *8
Noblitt Sparks a ®%
U S Radio Sc Telev 35%
Utility Industrial 41%
Zenith Radio 38 2
fied. George Dietl, manager of a
Standard Grocery Company store,
650 Blake street, who called poiice.
Ruffin was sent to the city hos
pital to have his wounds dressed.
An armed bandit held three men
and a boy at bay in the Roesch
drug store, 2330 Station street,
Thursday night and scooped S9O
from the cash register.
The bandit asked for cigarets and
when James Streif, 2234 North La
Salle street, clerk, started to com
ply. the man trained a revolver on
him and ordered Herman P. Roesch,
proprietor; Edward Clarke, 2322
Stewart street, a customer, and
Charles Bell, 11, of 2206 North Gale
street, delivery boy, to keep quiet.
Roesch failed to heed the order,
however, and scurried to the store
basement, where he remained until
after the holdup.
NOON
Outside Marlon
County S Cents
TWO CENTS
An epidemic of eyebrow
| raising seemed to afflict fed
| eral authorities Friday after
j each announcement of a devel
j opment. When Wilkinson an
! nounced that he was con
vinced of Capone’s connection
i with the ring, United States
‘ Attorney Philip M. Forman in
! Trenton, replied he had no
1 evidence connecting the Chi
i cago gangster with the syndi
j cate.
There also were varying views
among these officials as to whether
certain banks had financed the
syndicate, which is said to have
made a profit of $2,000,000 in six
months.
Liquor Still Plentiful
Meanwhile, with virtually ali the
“big shots” of the liquor corporation
reliably reported vacationing in far
flung corners of Europe, South
America and Canada, rum pur
veyors here seemed little perturbed
over the greatest general dry clean
up by the federal government in
recent years.
Liquor, it was said, will be no less
plentiful for the coming Thanks
giving, but it will be slightly higher
in price. One reason, according to
reports, was that despite the gov
ernment’s elaborate preparations for
the demolition of the syndicate, it
went for naught because the rum
ring knew of the impending drive
several hours before its inception.
A super-efficient system of espion
age made this certain, it was be-,
lieved.
Seek Another Station
An indication of this was seen in
the fact that the trawler Shawnee,
of Canadian registry, said to be one
of six ships owned by the syndicate,
continued to elude coast guard de
stroyers, although it had been ex
pected to be led into a trap through
fake wireless orders for it to come
into New York.
According to Wilkinson, it was
possible that after the government
had captured the syndicate’s un
licensed wireless station near At
lantic Highlands, N. J„ another one
still existed. He said he had
evidence that a second such station
was in operation on Long Island
and that it may have tipped the
Shawnee.
HOLDUP MAN GETS $H
Filling Station Attendant Robbed;
Two Places Entered.
Requesting Roy M. Bennett, 21,
of 45 Kenmore road, attendant of
a filling station at McCarty street
and Madison avenue, “to step over
to the car,” an armed bandit robbed
him of sl4, Friday night.
The Indian Refining filling
station at Washington street and
Arlington avenue and another of
the Pure Oil Company, Oakland
avenue and Washington street, were
broken into and ransacked by
thieves Friday night. No • money
was taken.
PROBE WOMAN’S DEATH
Wealthy Houston Resident Leaps or
Falls Ten Stories.
Bu J'nitrd Prmi
WASHINGTON, Ocfc 19.—Police
today were investigating the death
of Mrs. Alma Cleveland Siouasat,
wealthy Houston (Tex.) woman,
who leaped or fell ten floors to her
death at the Raleigh hotel here.
A note, found in the dead woman’s
purse, asked that William D. Cleve
land. wholesale grocer of Houston,
be notified.
MOTHER - NEAfr' SLAYER
Seeks to Aid Son, Accused of
Sweetheart's Murder.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19.—Mrs.
Edith Dayton, Kansas City, Mo..
was looking for a job here today to
be near her son, Dexter Churchill
Dayton, accused of the murder of
his sweetheart. Miss Marjorie
ODonnaU.

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