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Dry Statute's Anniversary
Finds Congress Working
on Enforcement.
Checkup of Record Shows
250 Lives Lost and
Millions Spent.
I'nit.d Press Staff Correspondent
WASHINGTON. Jan. 16.—Nation
rl prohibition, called by President
Hoover a “noble experiment.” cele
brated its tenth anniversary today,
with congress beginning work upon
an elaborate program designed co
take it further from the experimen
tal stage. No special observance was
scheduled here.
That, it still is in the experimental
stage is demonstrated by the legis
lative program submitted to im
prove enforcement after ten years—
a program comprehensive and
sweeping. The recommendations
were submitted because of a previous
controversy, started by drys, over
the effectiveness of enforcement.
Ten years ago today there were
many “hang-overs” in every part
of the country from farewell cele
brations incident to the new dry
era. Even staunch prohibitionists
admit today there still is plenty of
liquor available.
Each Side Positive
In rongress and out, wets insist
the law never will be enforced. In
congress and out, drys insist it can
be enforced. Dry organization
leaders say the ten-year test has
come up to their most optimistic
Today, it is at least certain, the
country is face to face with its
greatest drive to get this law en
No one can foresee what the
ultimate solution of the experiment
will be, but the congress which now
is considering a program for better
enforcement is preponderantly dry,
in fact the drvest of any since the
law went on the books. Modifi
cation any time soon seems out of
the question, if ever.
Four Presidents
President Harding said prohibi
tion would be a political issue tor
thirty years Four Presidents have
had to cope with the problem in ten
years beginning with President Wil
son, who vetoed the Volstead act,
but was overridden by congress.
National prohibition administra
tors nave been few, but their lot
has been a troublesome one. Roy A.
Haynes of the Harding administra
tion was succeeded by Brigadier-
General Lincoln C. Andrews in the
Coolidge administration.
The latter who took charge in
1925, with Haynes still sharing
authority until May, 1927, gave up
the job a few menths later, after
he had light teer as a solution be
fore a special senate committee.
Responsibility now is divided be
tween Prohibition Commissioner
James M. Doran, who entered the
government service twenty-three
years ago as a chemist, and Seymour
P Lowman. assistant secretary of
the treasury. They will be shorn of
responsibility if congress transfers
enforcement to the justice depart
ment as asked by President Hoover.
Costs Taxpayers
Federal prohibition enforcement
has cost the taxpayer a grand total
of $264,475,384 for the ten years, ac
cording to treasury estimates.
Incident to its enforcement, 250
persons have been killed, according
to treasury figures, of which 182
• wvre citizens and 68 government
The prohibition bureau has dou
bled its forces in ten years. It
started with about 2,000 clerks and
agents. Now there are 4.664 em
ployes of all classes. If administra
tion recommendations are carried
out, this number will be increased
and the cost be larger, proportion
War Veteran Slain in Home by
Rival Bootlegger'-.
B v United Press
MINNEAPOLIS. Jan. 16.—Boot
legging rivals whose territory was
invaded by a World war veteran
who sold liquor to support his wife
and 3-year-old daughter, were
sought today for the killing of
Charles Getehell.
Dirge, Maybe
By l nite<t Prm
PORTLAND. Me.. Jan. 16
The tenth birthday of nations
prohibition was celebrated fcj
Portland today with only the
ringing of church bells for a
few minutes at noon.
Earlier plans which caller
for the sounding of whistle?
and general celebration were
cancelled, after business and
professional men and man:,
members of the clergy pro
Sackcloth and ashes would
be more appropriate, one pas
tor said, and another opined
that “this is no time to crow."
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Fair and colder tonight with lowest temperature about zero; Friday fair and cold.
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With congress faced by recommendations for rapid changes in pro
hibition enforcement machinery, these men are figuring in the pre
liminary maneuvers of the forthcoming legislative battles.
A report, on prohibition has been submitted by the administration’s
law enforcement commission, headed by George W. Wickersham (upper
A unified border patrol for land and sea was argued in an official
letter from Secretary of Treasury Andrew M. Mellon (upper center),
while Prohibition Commissioner James M. Doran (upper right) has
notified a house committee it would be unwise to appropriate more than
$15,000,000 for this bureau because of existing congestion in the federal
courts. •
Senator Wagner of New York (lower left) introduced a resolution
to ask the Wickersham commission whether present prohibition laws are
enforceable, and a bill to transfer investigation and legal phases of
prehibition violations from the treasury to the department of justice has
been drafted by Representative William Williamson (lower center) of
South Dakota.
A larger prohibition enforcement staff and increased enforcement
aid from the states has been urged by Attorney-General William D.
Mitchell (lower right).
Clings to Denial of Guilt in
Southport Case.
Hours of questioning today had
failed to bring from Edward Prater,
21, of 2009 East Maryland street, ad
mission that he participated in the
holdup of the Citizens bank at
Southport Dec. 20 or the identity of
his accomplice in the $2,300 rob
With the same defiance that
marked his attitude in 1925 when, a
boy of 16. he was arrested on
charges of robbery and murder for
fatally shooting Forrest Van Devere,
street car conductor, in a holdup,
Prater continues denial of guilt, de
spite identification Wednesday by
Sid E. Wright, cashier of the South
port bank, and Miss Margaret Hen
derson, bookkeeper.
Eleven employes of the board of,
public health were ousted today,
and their places filled by active
Democratic workers, at a special
health board meeting in the of
fice of Dr. Herman G. Morgan, sec
Dr. Morgan was retained as secre
tary; Dr. William A. Doeppers as
city hospital superintendent, and
Clarence Hess as city hospital busi
ness manager. It was intimated
there will be further changes in
minor positions.
Changes effective Feb. 1 were
made on recommendations of Mayor
Reginald H. Sullivan. Action of the
beard was unanimous. Most of those
displaced were Republicans.
The changes:
James Shea, clerk In Democratic
city office in the last campaign,
chief inspector and vital statistician,
replacing C. Tom Johnson, salary.
Miss Antoinette R. Frisz, assist
ant vital statistician, replacing Mrs.
Phyllis Paul, salary. $1,320.
Catherine Siefert, clerk, succeed
ing ' Ann McQuillen, salary,
Thom. Tarpev. succeeding Ros
coe Floyd, milk inspector; Edward
Collins, succeeding Edward Young,
food inspector; Charles Wiese, sue
Man Dead Several Weeks:
Identity Is Sought.
Body of an unidentified man was
found in rubbish collected at a
rubbish gate in the canal, near Camp
Sullivan, at West street, this morn
Condition of the body prevented
early examination to determine the
cause of the man's death. The body
had been in the water several weeks,
police said.
Operatives of the National De
tective Bureau declared the body
was not that of Otis F. Calvin, 60,
president of the Indianapolis Sand
i and Gravel Company, who has been
missing from home since Dec. 13.
Tremors Rouse Terror in
Several Cities.
Bv United Press
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16.—Two
earthquake shocks that stopped
clocks, telephone service and busi
nes activities in several southern
California cit.es had added today to
the woes of residents harassed by
snow and freezing temperatures.
The first tremor came at 4:25
p. m. Wednesday and lasted ten
seconds. It was followed by a
seven-second shock at 5:34.
The twenty-four-story city hall
in downtown Los Angeles rocked
and clocks stopped in the United
States weather bureau observatory.
Patrcns of theaters jumped into
--isles when the tremors came.
Hundreds fled into the streets from
office buildings and stood in the
vain until the disturbance ceased.
ceeding John R. Theaman, sanitary
officer; William R. White, replacing
Claude Montgomery, sanitary offi
cer; James McKennan, succeeding
Charles Barrett, sanitary officer; C.
H. Banks, replacing William Wood
ward, sanitary officer; Benjamin
McNulty, replacing Fred Crone, ve
nereal disease inspector.
These officers and inspectors re
ceive $1,500 yearly.
Johnson, Mrs. Paul, Mrs. McQuil
lan, Young and Cron have held po
sitions in the department for about
twelve years.
Alabama Senator V, -nts Probe of
Cotton Buying.
By United Press
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.—Sen
ator Heflin (Dem.. Ala.) announced
today he will ask the senate cot
ton price investigating committee
to summon Henry Fore in connec
tion with charges that his cotton
buyers are “remorseless. ’
A few days ago Arthur R. Marsh,
former president of the New York
Cotton Exchange, testified that one
of the causes of the low Drice of
cotton is “remorseless buying” by
Ford and other big cotton pur
Kokomo Residents Will Face Trial
for Motor Thefts.
Kenneth Hite. 20, and Lewis
Hoover. 20, both of Kokomo, Ind.,
unded indictment for automobile
theft and interstate transportation
of stolen vehicles, were delivered to
local federal officers by D. B. Cal
houn, deputy United States marshal
from Jefferson City, Mo.. Wednes
day. The two youths were captured
by police in Boonsville, Mo.
Grain Crops Endangered
Hu L nitnt Press
GUAYQUIL. Ecuador, Jan.
16.—Grain crops in the coastal
provinces are endangered seriously
by the long drought. Unless relief is
found soon the crops will be a fail
ure, it is feared. -
Senate Votes for Harrison
Resolution Eliminating
25 Per Cent Hike.
SAVING IS $54,000,000
Low Duty Advocates Win
Despite Defection of
G. 0. P. Solons.
By United Press
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.—The
proposal to Increase the tariff on
sugar 25 per cent from 1.76 cents a.
pound to 2.20 cents a pound was
defeated in the senate today.
An amendment proposed by Sena
tor Pat Harrison (Dem., Miss.) was
adopted, eliminating the raise writ
ten Into the bill by the Republican
majority on the senate finance com
Harrison contended the boost
would cost the American consumers
$54,000,000 more a year on their
sugar bills, while advocates of the
committee action, including Chair
man Reed Smoot of Utah, claimed
the increase was necessary to pro
tect the lagging American sugar in
The vote was 48 to 38 for the
Harrison amendment.
The low sugar tariff advocates
won, despite the defection in farm
ranks, when eastern Republicans
from consuming states supported
the Democratic amendment.
The senate action does not end
the fight. The house adopted a rate
of 2.40 cents a pound in the tariff
bill, which it passed last spring.
The difference between that rate
and the present law now is an issue
to be ironed out when committees
representing each house get to
gether, after the senate finally
passes the tariff bill.
Compromises usually are effected
in such cases and it is possible that
the bill yet may carry a substantial
increase over existing law, when it
finally is passed and sent to the
White House.
The roll call follows:
Allew Ik FolleUe
Blaine MeMaster
Borah Metcalf
Brookhart Norbeck
Capper Norris
Glllett E 1" ~ . ,
Goff Robinson (lna.)
Jones Robinson (Ky.)
Keyes Sehall
Asborst Heflin
Barkley McKellar
Black Overman
Bleace Sheppard
Bratton Simmons
Brock Smith,
Caraway Steck
Connell Swanson
Dili Thomas (Okla.)
Georre Trannel
Glass Tvdin*s
Harris Warner
Harrison Walsh (Mass.)
Hawes Wheeler.
Baird McCulloch
Bingham McNary
Couzens Moses
Dale Nye
Deneen Oddle
Frazier Patterson
Goldsborough Phipps
Gould Short,ridge
Greene Smoot
Grundy Stelwer
Hale Sullivan
Hastings Thomas (Idaho)
Hatfield Townsend
Hebert Vandenberg
Howell Walcott
Johnson Waterman
Kean Watson.
Broussard King
K-nrlck Ransdell
Stephens (Dem., N. TANARUS.)
Miss.) Cutting (Rep.,
Copeland (Dem.. N. M.)
Fess (Rep., O.) Fletcher (Dem.. Fla.’
The pair of W’alsh (Dem., Mont.i and
Glenn (Rep.. 111.) was announced without
stating how either would have vated al
though it was assumed Glenn and was
opposed to the amendment and Walsh
for It.
“Dumb” Wife of Film Sleuth Tires
of Comparison, Sues.
By United Press
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 16.—The
Philo Vance brand of deduction
which William H. Powell, screen
star, employs ir. film mysteries
caused Mrs. Jule M. Powell, his wife,
to divorce him.
“He told me I had the mentality
of a child of 12,” Mrs. Powell testi
fied yesterday, “and that he was a
dramatic genius and was being held
down by his marriage to a mental in
ferior,” she said. Her husband has
an income of SIOO,OOO a year.
Autopsy Slated in Case of
Mrs. Harriet Adler.
8 1/ rntifd Tress
NEW YORK, Jan. 16.—An
autopsy was to be performed today
on the body of Mrs. Harriet Adle’\
found dead Wednesday in the Pent
house apartment of Dudley Murphy,
motion picture director.
Police found “nothing suspicious"
about the case and detained neither
Murphy nor John M. Barbour, a
designer who was staying with him.
An assistant medical examiner,
however, said marks of Mrs. Adler’s
beads on her throat made it wise
to “Avoid guessing."
Jail Expectant Mother
in Dry Case; Baby Dies
Bv United Press
SALINAS, Cal., Jan. 16.—Mrs.
Sue Brown was free, but
heartbroken, today after she had
been transferred hastily from
the county jail to a hospital,
where her baby was born dead.
Four separate moves to inves
tigate circumstances, under
which she was sent to jail for
possessing three cases of beer
were under way as the superior
court accepted notice of appeal
and her fine of $272 was paid by
a San Francisco newspaper.
Monterey county citizens were
Indignant over her and her hus
band’s charges that the young
expectant mother was “railroad
ed” to jail, and that the excite
ment and humiliation of the
U. S. Unlikely to Agree to
MacDonald Suggestion
for Parley.
Bv United Press
INGTON, Jan. 16.—1n all probabil
ity, the United States will not be
able to agree to the abolition of
battleships as suggested by Premier
J. Ramsay MacDonald.
Furthermore, while the American
delegation which arrives at Plym
outh late tonight or early Friday
morning, would agree, it is indi
cated, to the extension of the life of
battleships for another five years,
they will be inclined to oppose cut
ting the battleship from 35,000 to
25,000 tons.
The United States favors the
abolition of the submarine as a
world ideal but it appears certain
France and possibly others will re
The nations favoring the sub
marine may be ready to agree at the
London five-power naval conference
to limit the total submarine tonnage
but so far. they have shown no signs
of favoring a restriction in size.
It was advocated at the Washing
ton conference in 1921-22 that sub
marines be prohibited from use as
destroyers of commerce. A treaty to
that effect was signed but it never
became effective due to the failure
of France to ratify.
Arrest Three. Confiscate Liquor In
Boston ‘Securities Office.’
By United Press
BOSTON. Jan. 16.—The “Boston
securities exchange,” where a drink
“over the bar” could be secured in
exchange for sl, has proved less se
cure than its name would indicate.
Federal prohibition agents arrest
ed three men and confiscated a large
quantity of liquor in a raid on the
“exchange” Wednesday.
Bv United Press
PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 16.—Irene
Schroeder, the “blonde trigger
woman collapsed in the county jail
today and lapsed into a semi
delirious condition.
Deputy sheriffs said they believed
Mrs. Schroeder was suffering from
lack of alcohol and possibly nar
Mrs. Schroeder talked incoherent
ly of events from her girlhood near
Lose Hope for Mail Pilot;
Storm Halts Search.
Bv United Press
LAS VEGAS. N. M., Jan. 16.—The
slight hope that Maury Graham, air
mail pilot, missing since last Satur
day, might be found alive, was
fading rapidly today.
Possibility that he was injured
when his plane came down in a
blinding snowstorm, the severeness
of the weather in the district
where he must have struck, and the
limited supply of food he carried,
all tended to eliminate the ex
pectation that he might be safe.
Weather conditions, which made
continued air search impossible
early today, seemed to wipe out the
last chance of finding him alive.
Senator Sheppard Fails to Answer
Roll After Seven Years.
Btl T'nitrd Press
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.—Amaze
ment ruled the United States sen
ate when Senator Sheppard (Dem;
Tex.) failed to answer at roll call
Monday. Investigation today showed
it was the first time in seven years
he had failed t~ respond either to
a roll or quorum call in the senate—
a better record than any other sen
ator can boast at present. He was
at work in bis office, he explained.
Murder Trial Venued
GASTONIA, N. C„ Jan. 16.—Judge
J.- H. Clement today granted a
change of venue motion in the Ella
May Wiggins murder trial, ordering
the case be tried at the regular
term of criminal court, Feb. 24, at
Charlotte, N. C.
Entered a* Second-Claw Matter
at Fostoffiee. Indianapolis
proceedings and confinement
were responsible for the death of
her baby, prematurely born
Arthur Brown, the husband,
said he planned to press charges
against officials responsible for
his wife’s imprisonment.
A group of citizens planned to
lay the case before the county
board of supervisors.
Bay county’s clubwomen stat
ed they would demand investiga
tion of the case by Governor
C. C. Young.
The Business and Professional
Women’s Club of Salinas, and
other civic and religious organ
izations were united in demands
for official inquiry into the en
tire proceedings.
Their Versions
Ten years of prohibition!
What do you think of that?
On Page 6 of today’s Times
you have answers to this ques
tion from Governor Leslie,
Mayor Sullivan, dry leaders;
federal, county and city en
forcement officers, and others.
Turn to Page 6. You’ll find
their opinions, pro and con
and doubtful, highly interest
ing on the tenth anniversary
today of the eighteeenth
Lost Flier Believed Safe
With Companion.
Bv United Press
MOSCOW, Jan. 16—The Arctic
commission announced receipt today
of as unconfirmed report from the
radio station at Tinkigney that
Captain Carl Ben Eielson and his
companion, Earl Borland, had land
ed near Anguema river, 120 miles
from Cape North.
The Arctic commission’s report
said it was presumed the unveri
fied information came from natives
of the northern region. The An
guema river flows into the Arctic
ocean near Bering Strait, on the
northeastern coast of Siberia.
The Arctic commission ordered
that a search be started imme
diately. Dog sleds aad airplanes
were ordered from Providence bay
to the position given in the report
from Tinkigney.
Wheeling, W. Va„ to the gun fight
In which she and two men, Glenn
Dague and a former Texas convict
identified as Vernon Ackerman,
alias Joe Wells, were captured on a
Pima Indian reservation.
The “trigger woman” confessed
Wednesday she was the Irene
Schroeder wanted in Pennsylvania
with Dague and her brother, J. W.
Crawford, on a charge of murdering
Corporal Brady Paul after a rob
bery. Later she attempted to deny
her confession, but Arizona officials
said there was no doubt that she is
Mrs. Schroeder. Pennslyvania au
thorities are en route to make the
identification absolute.
Sheriff Charles Wright said that
Dague had been identified fully
through fingerprints.
Ackerman, alias Wells and Joe
Huston, is under suspicion for more
serious crimes than the Arizona gun
scrape in which two deputy sheriffs
were wounded, it was said. Accord
ing to word here, he is believed to
have been involved in a bank rob
bery and the killing of a police
man in Coleman, Tex., on Jan. 9.
Burglars Steal Tools
Burglars who pried a door from
the West Baking Company, 40
South Oriental street, Wednesday
night, took carpenter tools valued
at S2OO, police were told today. The
tools were property of Oscar Ploeger,
2105 South East street, and Walter
Brooks, 425 Tacoma avenue.
Former Official to Appeal
Liquor Conviction.
By Vnited Press
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Jan. 16.—Heber
Nations, former state labor commis
sioner, was sentenced to eighteen
months in the penitentiary and
fined $2,000 for violation of the na
tional prohibition law today.
Nations was . found guilty by a
federal court jury yesterday. The
trial was Nations' third. In each
instance he had been found guilty,
but previous decisions were reversed
by higher courts.
Bond was set at SIO,OOO pending
an appeal.
Red Crosss, National Guard Units Start
Relief Measures to Aid Hundreds
Rendered Homeless by Deluge.
Wabash Mounts to 25 Feet, Far Above 1913
High Mark; All of Decker Township Is
Inundated by Collapse of Dam.
A cold wave, with temperatures that will sink tonight to
near zero, today brought intense suffering to hundreds of
persons whom floods in Indiana have rendered homeless.
Relief measures were under way in southern Indiana,
where the high waters have caused greatest devastation.
The American Red Cross was administering to many refugees
at Terre Haute and Vincennes.
Adjutant-General Manford H. Ilenley sought permis
sion from the war department at Washington to use nation
al guard tents and other equipment in relief work in the
Vincennes area.
The state board of health
feared contamination of water
at Vincennes, because of the
flood, which may threaten the
city with a serious health
L. S. Finch, chief engineer of the
health board, went with two assist
ants to erect emergency chlorinat
ing systems in the stricken city for
use in event contaminated waters
get into the pumping system.
Smallpox had begun to spread in
the Oklahoma district of Vincennes,
and the city prison will be taken
over for use as an emergency hos
pital. Dr. William King, in charge
of state health service, advised per
' mission be obtained for use of army
j blankets from Jeffersonville for
! refugees whose homes are under
Meanwhile new high flood marks
were established as swirling waters
of the Wabash and White rivers
mounted above disastrous levels of
1913, and continued to rise.
( Reaches Record Mark
At’ Vincennes the Wabash stood
at twenty-five feet today, one foot
above the 1913 high mark. However,
weather bureau authorities pointed
out that the twenty-four-foot level
during the great flood of 1913 was
reached after levee beraks alowed
much water to flow over lowlands.
A sea of w r ater ten miles long and
seven miles wide was creeping on
Vincennes from the south today as
the result of the w'orst levee break
of the recent flood, which occurred
two miles north of Decker Wednes
day night. The Plass levee, protect
ing lowlands on the west side of
Plass ditch, a canal diverting water
of the Du Chee river from the Wa
bash to the White river, gave way.
White river had backed up in the
ditch until the levee could hold no
longer. The water rushed through
the break, spreading over Knox
Under Four Feet
One hundred families were home
less as the result of the break,
which inundated all of Decker town
U. S. 41. was under four feet of
water in the flooded districts to
day, and fear was held for the
three-mile $850,000 Hazelton All,
where national guardsmen were sta
tioned Wednesday to guard against
alleged threats of dynamiting.
Belief that the fill was damming
up water, threatening inundation of
thousands of acres of lands, is said
to have inspired residents to con
sider blasting the fill to relieve pres
State highway engineers declared
the fill did not act as a dam, al
thought the water on one side was
eighteen inches higher than on the
other side of the embankment.
Albert J. Wedeking, chairman of
the state highway commission, and
Charles Parrish, commission public j
relations head, went to Hazleton to
day to inspect the fill. More than j
a foot of water swirled over the '
pavement late this morning.
Added Menace Arises
An added menace to the fill arose
late Wednesday when a strong
northwest wind started a backwash
against the levee on the lower side.
Workmen strove frantically today to
save the embankment.
White river at Princeton was ris
ing ha;f an inch an hour today, but
still was three feet below the 1913
Hundreds of chickens in flood
regions have taken refuge in tree
tops, where they will starve to
death unless rescued, since the crest
of the flood probably will not be I
rea'hed until Friday.
White river in the Washington
district was at a standstill today.
Ft. Wayne today reported that
Maumee. St. Joe. and St. Mary’s
rivers reached their crest, after I
many families were forced to vacate
their homes in lowlands. Three
schools were closed because of high j
The Wabash began to recedee this
morning at Logans port. A hundred
families were homeless. About sev
enty-five homes were isolated by
floods at Delphi.
Offer of boats and men to aid in
relief work 11 the southern Indiana
Foot of Snow
By United Press
LA PORTE, Ind., Jan. 16.
La Porte county was blanketed
under a foot of snow today,
the heaviest of the season.
Snow had fallen steadily for
twenty-four hours, but the
absence of wind prevented
drifting and all roads were
situation becomes serious was made
to Governor Harry G. Leslie and
Adjutant-General Henley today by
Lieutenant O. F. Heslar, command
ing officer of the third area of the
naval reserve corps.
Several hundred persons were
lodged in city buildings at Wabash
today after floods drove them from
their homes. Huntington reported
recession of flood waters of the Wa
bash river.
The body of Isaac Benton, 79, re
tired school teacher, was taken from
flood waters at Yankeetown on
Wednesday. It is believed he com
mitted suicide.
Anderson and Noblesville were out
of danger from further flood as
White river receded today.
Patrol City Levees
Although it had fallen one and
one-half feet since Wednesday,
White river was patrolled today by
city employes, watchful for signs of
a levee break that might render
serious flood conditions here.
No rupture is expected, city en
gineers said, and sufficient force is
available to check a gap before it
could cause any damage.
A cold wave, with zero tempera
tures, was to arrive today, according
to J. H. Armington, United States
weather bureau meteorologist, and
probably will aid in the battle to
keep the river in its channel.
Levees at Warfield and in the
southwestern part of the city,
weakened by water, may freeze to
form a natural barrier to the river.
Friday will be fair, and continued
cold, according to the forecast. Sat
urday will bring rising temperatures,
but not above freezing, Armington
State highways in the southern
Indiana flood regions were blocked
by water in many places, according
to reports from the state highway
Those impassable today yere:
Road 16. between Decatur and the
Ohio line; Road 18, closed east of
Kokomo; U S. 24, at Peru; U, 8.
27, at Geneva; U. S. 31, north of
Seymour; Road 37, between Bloom
mgton and Bedford; Road 39, be
tween Martinsville and White river;
Road 46, east of Columbus and be
tween Nashville and Bloomington;
U. S. 50, at Medora, between Wash
ington and Vincennes and at
Shoals; Road 54, near Switz City;
Road £B, each of Patriot; Road 59,
north of Clay City; Road 61, be
tween Vincennes and Petersburg;
Road 62 each of Leavenworth;
Read 63, between Clinton and Ly
ford; Road 67, between Martins
ville and Worthington.
Suicide of High School Drinker
Follows Suspension.
BIJ Vnited Press
CORINTH. N. Y„ Jan. 16.
Eugene Clothier, 16, suspended from
Corinth high school Wednesday be
cause a jug of wine was found in
his possession, was found dead at
his home today with a bullet wound
in his chest.
A .22-caliber rifle was found be
side the body. A coroner's report
pronounced the death suicide.
Eugene and another boy were
caught drinking some of the wine
while In school, according to Prin
cipal A. Beckman. The latter in
vestigated and found that the youth
had brought the wine to school. He
suspended him and sent him home.
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