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DEC. 25, 1929.
HOOVER NAGGED BY DEMOCRATS ON DRY SURVEY Demand Made That Special Commission Report on Prohibition. Bu Bcriops-U ovtnrd Seuntpnner Alliance WASHINGTON, Dec. 25.—De mands of Democratic drys that the Hoover law enforcement commission submit a preliminary report on Its prohibition inquiry is causing em barrassment to the administration’s desire to remove this controversial subject from the forum of political discussion. Whereas President Hoover had hoped to distract attention from the prohibition study by having the commission make a canvass of en forcement of all laws and crime conditions, the insistence on a state ment of the group’s prohibition find ings has shoved that question into the spotlight. The attempt to make it appear to be only a small part of the com mission’s general work seems bound to fail, if Senators Glass and Harris press their resolutions for a report to congress. Unless such a report is made, the Democrats threaten to withhold funds for continuing the life of the commission. Would Hush Prohibition During the presidential campaign, the President sidetracked the prohi oition issue by promising an investi gation. But when the appropriation measure carrying funds for the in quiry was under consideration. Hoover asked that the scope of the study be broadened into a general canvass of crime and punishment. It has been his aim to relegate prohibition to a less sensational place in the people’s thought and talk. Doubt of the ability of the com plaining drys to block the inquiry was removed when it was learned that no funds w.ll be forthcoming after next June. The bill creat.ng the commission appropriated $250,- 000 for the fiscal years 1929 and 1930, but additional money can be obtained only through new legisla tion. There have been reports the Wickersham group expected to re quire several years for completion of its work. , Must Wait Final Report Under the original law, however, congress has no right to ask for any report until the final survey has been made. The bill specified that the President “shall report the re sult of such investigation to the congress, together with his recom mendations with respect thereto.” If this is interpreted to mean no report can be submitted unless ac companied by a presidential state ment, Hoover can plead that he can make no suggestions on the basis of an incomplete inquiry. The drys’ uneasiness is said to be due to their fears of a critical state ment of fact as much to their an- j tagonism to the commission’s star I chamber methods. Officials who have testified before the investiga tors are understood to have de scribed lax condition of dry law enforcement. Chairman Wickersham's sugges tion to the Governors’ conference that states undertake the task ot local enforcement, while the federal government handle only national problems, did not allay professional prohibitionists’s suspicions. Gone, but Not Forgotten Automobiles reported to police a? stolen belong to: Herber Todd. 3608 East Tenth street. Essex sedan, 83-890, from 1200 North Sherman drive. D. G. Griffith. 1627 East Minne sota street, Chevrolet sedan, 95-472 from McCarty street and Fletcher avenue. Clarence Houghland, 1943 Hovey street, Chevrolet coupe, 61-598, from Ohio and Alabama streets. Harold Harris, 2314 North New Jersey streeet, M 300-972, Florida from Pearl street and Capitol ave nue. Stettler’s Bakery. 648 South East street, Ford panel truck, from Stop 6 and Gray road; stolen by ban dits. L. R. Besore, 612 Berkley road. Graham-Paige sedan, 61-827, from in front of 333 East South street. Otis Smiley, 1205 Vandeman ave nue, Bulck coach, 723-998, from Ma deria and Prospect streets. BACK HOME AGAIN Stolen automobiles recovered by police belong to: H. N. Englidow. 1259 West Thirty sixth street. Buick coupe, found at 100 South Pine street. Alfred Lee, 630 East Fifty-sixth street. Chevrolet sedan, found in rear of 2515 Broadway. Hudson sedan. 139-241. found in front of 327 North Illinois street. POINCARE IS AT NICE Admirer Breaks Through Lines: Thrusts Bouquet at Leader. /••!< I nitrd Prr NICE, France. Dec. 25.—Former Premier Raymond Poincare arrived here Tuesday night to spend several weeks, recuperating from a recent illness and operation. Poincare appeared in the best of spirits as he left the train with Mme. Poincare. Police attempts to guard his arrival failed to prevent an admirer from breaking through police lines and thrusting a bouquet into the hands of the former presi dent. Gifts to Employes Bv Timm Sturini HAGERSTOWN. Ind., Dec. 25. C. N. Teetor, president of the Per fect Circle Company here, an nounces a Christmas present of $5 to each employe of the three plants heer and Newcastle and Tipton. Five dollar bills were given to all em ployes in good standing on the pay roll at the present time and to those who were at least nine months during 1929. Girl Chained in Cellar Kidnaped, mistreated and chained in a box in a cellar beneath a garage without food or water twenty hours, 14-year-old Dorothy Van Camp of Kansas City was rescued by police when at the point of death. She is shown here at the upper right, displaying the chains that bound her. At the upper left is R. C. Arnold, arrested as her kidnaper. Below, police exhibit the box in which the girl was imprisoned. CIRCLE AND INDIANA TO HAVE BIG MOVIES Cullen Espy States That a Super-Show Season Will Begin This Week-End With Two Big Pictures. r ‘T'HE Indiana and Circle theaters will inaugurate “Super-Shows of 1930” Aon Friday and Saturday of this week, according to an announce ment made today by Cullen E. Espy, general manager of the Skouras- Publix theaters. We consider this as the greatest treat we have been able to give In dianapolis entertainment lovers since we have been operating in this city,” Espy said, “and it is with no little degree of pride t-hat we announce the imposing array of productions which have been booked.” “Marriage Playground.” from Edith Wharton’s novel, “The Children,” will open at the Indiana Friday as super-show No. 1, he said. Mary Brian HEADS BUTLER BAND J. B. Vandaworker Directs Annual State Tour. J. B. Vandaworker of 1915 Belle fontaine street, is director of the Butler band of sixty pieces. The organization now is planning i fc "- nual tour of the state, which \. be held soon after Feb. 1. The organization appears each year at the Speedway in connection with the Memorial day races. Several ap pearances have been made this year in the city. The tour will include appear ances in southern and northern ' <■ • m J. B. Vandaworker parts of the state and will be made by bus. The band will carry its own vocal and instrumental quartets and soloists. BUSINESS TO GAIN Steel Industry Expected to Run High in 1930. Ho Vnitrd Pr< *s NEW YORK, Dec. 25.—James A. Farrell, president of the United States Steel Corporation anticipates substantial improvement in the operations of the steel industry after the turn of the year, accord ing to Dow, Jones & Cos. He said that there is no apparent reason why 1930 should not be a good average year with stability in prices and wages. “It is confidently expected,” said Farrell, “that after the turn of the year, operations of the steel indus try will substantially improve. In heavier products, such as railway material and structural steel. There is a large demand at this season of the year with prospects of a capac ity demand in the near future. “Release of public and private works and new construction for utilities in various lines will soon be felt aside from which steel for gen eral purposes will supplement. “There has been no inflation in prices, in inventories, nor in capac ity and there is no apparent reason why 1930 should not be a good aver age year with stable prices and stable wages.” CHIEF IS GIVEN RADIQ Voshell Is Presented With Set by Members of Fire Department. Fire Chief Harry E. Voshell re ceived a radio set as the gift of members of the city fire department Tuesday. A committee, headed by Ben C. Wheat, made the presenta tion at fire headquarters. Assist ant Chiefs Harry H. Fulmer and Fred C. Kennedy also received gifts. Christmas Traveler Dies Hu l sited Prcs* WARSAW, Ind., Dec. 25.—Mrs. Sarah Middleton Horn, 70, Mentone, dropped dead at the 'Winona inter urban railway station while await ing arrival of a car which was to take her to Milford to visit relatives over Christmas. and Fredic March have the stellar roles in this picture. Then after this will come such pictures as Florenz Ziegfeld’s “Glorifying the American Girl.” “The Laughing Lady,” “Dangerous Paradise” and “Kibitzer.” At the Circle, “The Love Parade” has been chosen as the first of the super-show group. In it Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette Mac Donald, Lupino Lane and Lillian Roth have the feature roles. After this will come “Sally,” “No, No, Nanette,” “Applause,” and “Seven Day’s Leave.” Espy, who has just returned from a trip to the east, where final arrangements were made for the super-show pictures, stated that the new productions will bring to In dianapolis the greatest musical comedy and stage stars of the world today, along with tried and proven screen favorites. He also said that “The Love Parade” has been selected by many eastern critics as the “greatest pro duction since the advent of talking pictures.” * Indianapolis theaters on Christ mas day offer: Santo and Butler at the Lyric; “Paris” at the Circle; “The Thirteenth Chair” at the Palace; "Married in Hollywood” at the Apollo; “Half Way to Heaven” at the Indiana; “The Mighty” at the Ohio; movies at the Colonial and burlesque at the Mutual. GIFTS FOR EMPLOYES Noblesville Companies Give Monty and Insurance Policies. Ay Times Special NOBLESVILLE. Ind., Dec. 25. The Strawboard Works here, owned by Ball Brothers of Muncie, dis tributed $1,160 among employes as Christmas gifts. Each of the 116 men on the pay roll received a check for $lO. Each of the sixty local employes of the' Northern Indiana Power Company received a paid-up life insurance policy ranging from SSOO to $1,500, according to the length jf service, as gifts. IT’S JUST A CAT WALK English Feline Is Champ Long- Distance Stroller of Pussies. LONDON, Dec. 25.—The cham pion long-distance walker of the pussy tribe is a cat living at Brighton, near Alresford. Its master went on a holiday to Helstone and took the cat along. The cat didn’t like the food or the town, so set out on a journey back home. The owner returned home and, after a month of waiting, the cat showed up. It had walked more than 250 miles. WEDDING IS COLORFUL Brown Marries White With Green and Black as Bridesmaids. llu l nited Pres* LONDO.v, Dec. 25.—Probably the most colorful wedding ever held at Kanwell was performed there re cently. The bride was named White and the groom Brown. Two of the bridesmaids attend ing the bride were named Green and Black. Christmas Cards Stolen Bu T'nit il Press ROCHESIER. Ind.. Dec. 25. Stores here have been victims of Christmas card shoplifters. One store reported about seventy-five cards with the message. “Peace on earth, good will to men,” missing, and a second that about fifty very- expen sive cards were stolen. THE INDIANAPOLIS TIMES ‘LUNAR’ ROCKET READY FOR TRIP FAR IN HEAVENS Camp Devens Is Scene of Closely Guarded Plans for Experiment. BY HENRY MINOTT United Press Staff Correspondent AYER, Mass., Dec. 25.—The big brother pf the sky rocket with which you used to celebrate Fourth of July is poised here for one of the most extraordinary flights in his tory. Some time in the not far distant future, if all goes well, this twelve foot steel projectile will rise with in credible speed from a tower at Camp Devens on the outskirts of this quiet little town and nose its way skyward, seeking the secrets of altitude never reached by a man made device. The rocket’s noisy zoom into space will mark the latest step in a series of unusual experiments started twenty years .ago by Dr. Robert H. Goddard, Clark univer sity scientist. Popular fancy has drawn a seem ingly indelible halo of romance around Professor Goddard’s rocket during the years that he has busied himself with his work in the rather prosaic atmosphere of a laboratory. Even his insistent declarations that he has no lunar aspirations have failed to destroy the general belief that he hopes eventually to send his strange contraption to the moon. Those who toy most fervently with this fascinating theory like to think that there will be a man in side the huge steel tube as it speeds 20 West Washingion St. Thursday . .at 9A. M. —Our Greatest After-Christmas Sale Starts! The MOST AMAZING COAT SALE IN THE HISTORY of OUR STORE - Trimmed Cos ats f Sacrificed .. 4Groups fl 4 19 (18) Finer Furred Coats, $35 (8) Finer Furred Coats, S4O iC \ > women’s Handsome cloth coats, abundantly trimmed with fur V \i If m/otc* .. . black, browns, tans .. . also sports, chinchilla, IWiSM sizes rumble seat and general utility coats. EVERY ONE A MS Sfli m\ iW larger FASHION-RIGHT WINTER MODEL, Sizes for SIZES women and misses. f Hm Startling Dress Values! E> 475 DRESSES —a SACRIFICED! T Mil sl|.Bß 5P.45 $£.66 9 o’clock TA| % "1 fl Plan to \ tyjF %f %0 Come \ 1 A tremendous assemblage of dresses for ALL OCCA- Farlv (V I \ . SIONS. Crepes, wools, georgettes, jerseys, chiffons. y ALL COLORS. Misses’ Sizes Women’s Sizes Larger Sizes , t Where Body of Dr. Sun Yat Sen Lies This Egvptian-like mausoleum, with its columns of round thick blue marble, is where the body of Dr. Sun Yat Sen, famous leader of Chinese revolutionists and later president of the Chinese republic, was interred recently at Nanking, China. The mausoleum offers a most imposing sight to tourists, with its approach of 354 steps leading up the slope of the mountainside to the sarcophagus. over the 220,000 or more miles to ■its fanciful destination. To Obtain Data No one appears to have given much thought to the rather knotty problem of how the man would get back to earth, once he had com pleted his journey. But Professor Goddard protests that the paramount object of his experimentation at present is to ob tain accurate data on meteoro logical conditions at various alti tudes. IBs big rocket is equipped with numerous devices for recording such information —devices which are in tended to return to earth with the aid of a parachute attachment. Test Rocket Noisy Dr. Goddard has kept secret the exact method by which his pro jectile is propelled. It is under stood, however, that the general idea is for a series of timed explo sions to speed the rocket on its way, with a fresh blast expediting its flight as the power afforded by the previous explosion begins to wane. I Seug’s Subway IJL-J EXTREME VALUE YOUR MONEY J FINDS SEXJN GERMS Bacteriologist Checking on Discovery. Bu United Press AMES, la., Dec. 25. —Germs have sex, in the light of studies of Dr. B. W. Hammer, dairy bacteriologist. Years of study and countless tests with tube and pipette have brought the eminent bacteriologist to that startling conclusion, al though he was reluctant to discuss his findings until other scientists oheck his work and verify it. While studying the actions of the bacteria that cause milk to curdle, Hammer was impressed with the possibility of their having sex. He noticed some colonies of bacteria were more sluggish than others. When put together, “mated,” if the sex theory is correct, activity was accelerated, the scientist noted. Dr. Hammer is engaged in’ re checking his experiments, hoping to have a complete report ready by the time the Society of American Bacteriologists meets at Des Moines this week-end. EXPEDITION IS SLATED Easter Island Will Be Exploring Site of Scientists in 1931. Bu United Press PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 25.—Easter island, a tipy isle in the Pacific ocean, 2,000 miles west of the South American continent, will be the scene of a scientific exploration in 1931, financed and headed by Eld ridge Johnson, former president of the Victor Talking Machine Com pany. Johnson is having a huge $1,600,- 000 yacht built at Bath, Me., to be completed in May, 1931, and the ex pedition will start for Easter island that summer, carrying two air planes. A score of scientists will accompany Johnson. 515.000 Given in Bonuses By United Press SHELBYVILLE, Ind„ Dec. 25. Employes of the Kenndy Car Liner and Bag Company shared in $15,000 Christmas bonuses distributed by Company officials. PAGE 11 MANY HARD HIT ON HOLIDAY BY BELAY OF LINER Two-Day Holdup Heavy Blow for Westerners and Southerners. Bu United Press NEW YORK. Dec. 25.—There was no Santa Claus for many of the 1.250 passengers who hurried down the gangplank when the Leviathan, flagship of the United States lines, docked sixty hours late Tuesday. The two-day delay was a death blow to the plans of westerners ana southerners for a Christmas at home. On the last easterly crossing, the liner developed a crack, fifteen feet above the water line, on the starboard side. The vessel put in for repairs at South ampton and notification of pros pective passengers necessitated a day’s delay. On the westward crossing. Cap tain Harold A. Cunningham chose the calmer southern route, In preference to the more direct north ern passage to avoid strains on the temporary hull plate. Heavy tog oft Ambrose channel and uncertain visibility in the vicinity of the sub merged hulk of the steamship Fort Victoria led him to anchor for the night. Leon Erroll, comedian, and Charles Francis Coe, author, re turned from a three-week stay with Ambassador Charles G. Dawes in London. Erroll found the ambassa dor “on the Job" every moment. Roy W. Howard, chairman of the board of directors of the Scripps- Howard newspapers, return—' m a four-month trip during which h studied political ana lationS In Japan. China, Russia and other countries. Stairway Just Inside Street Door