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Second Section
Noted Congressman, Here
to Address State Bar,
Mum on Dry Law.
Neither Senate Nor House
Will Abandon Stand
on Flexibility.
“Prohibition is a cancer that
slowly is eating out the moral fibre
ot the American people. Enforce
ment will be as effective as the ap
plication by a surgeon of a mustard
plaster to a malignant cancer.”
That is how Congressman James
M Beck of Pennsylvania, former
solicitor-general of the United
■Spates, feds about this prohibition
business, on the tenth anniversary
of the adoption of the eighteenth
Congr i man Beck is in Indian
apolis to address the midwinter
meeting of the Indiana Bar Asso
ciation at the dinner tonight at the
Columbia Club.
He stated his stand, as quoted
above, before leaving Washington
for Indianapolis. The occasion was
his rejection of leadership of the
rnodificationists in the lower house.
Beck, however, declared his willing
ness to serve in the ranks.
Doubts Tariff Progress
Today he refused to expand on
this statement, although it is the
tenth anniversary of VoLsteadism.
The congressman pointed out that
he is the guest here of both the
state and Indianapolis Bar Associa
tion, and felt that it would be im
proper to be interviewed on such a
highly controversial question while
He did express his views on the
impassibility of tariff legislation, on
the values of the speedy procedure
of the house, and the long drawn
out debate of the senate.
“I doubt whether tariff legisla
tion will be passed this session,”
Congressman Beck declared. ‘ At
the jonlt conferences, differences be
tween the house and senate on deb
enture may be ironed out, but nei
ther side will yield or the flexible
“Should the President abandon his
demand for flexibility, as passed by
the house, reasonable adjustment
of other differences may be reached.
Neither Will Yield
“But there is no present indica
tion that either the President or
senate will yield on their respective
views in this important matter. The
home is likely to sustain the Presi
dent if he insists on the retention
of his present powers of raising or
lowering tariffs as amplified by the
house bill.
“The fight probably will be a
stubborn one. for it involves a con
stitutional question of fundamental
“Possibly the President will
abandon his position, rather than
have a failure of any tariff legisla
“This session will be long and
extremely important.”
In answering the Question regard
ing procedure. Congressman Beck
had this to say:
“In my judgment, it is an ad
vantage to the American people
that the house is efficient in the
speedy disposition of public
measures and equally so that the
senate prefers a more careful con
sideration of important public
quest ions.
System Is Good
“It is to the best interests of the
people that one branch should not
be too much controlled by the mo
tive of speedy action. Most impor
tant public measures involve ques
tions of principles affecting the
structure of our government.
”It Is desirable that the full sig
nificance of these fundamental ques
tions should be understood. While
this means a great deal of futile
prolixity by some talkative sena
tors, whose speeches are more vol
able: as Napoleon said. ‘You can
not make an omelet without break
ing eggs.’ So you can not have or
derly debate without some senators
wasting the time of the senate.
“The house and the senate may
be regarded as the positive and
negative poles of the electric cur
rent of public opinion. Each serves
a purpose, one in speedy and effi
cient action and the other in.de
lilxrate and comprehensive debate.”
V. F. W. Post Tommandera Discuss
Veterans Unemployment.
Selection of Indianapolis as the
site for the government hospital for
World war veterans, to be built in
this state was urged by V. T. Wag
ner, Convention City post comman
der. Veterans of Foreign Wars, at a
meeting of post commanders in the
pythan building Wednesday night.
Eward G Schaub, state com
mander ot the order, discussed un
employment among war veterans.
Another meeting will be held at
Convention City post headquarters,
143 East Ohio street, at 2 p m. Sun
School Employes Resign
Resignation and not reinstate
ment. was approved by the school
board Tuesday night for William
O Nan, foreman of custodians: Dan
Nolan, labor foreman, and Philip
Kersey, electrician foreman. The
action was reported erroneously in
The Times.
Fnll Leased Wire Service ol
the f'niteil Press Association
Speaks to Bar
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James M. Beck, congressman from
Pennsylvania, speaker at meeting
cf Indiana Bar Association to
Gas Station, Parking Lot in
Heart of City.
A filling station and quarters for
auto accessary firms will be built
within a block of “The crossroads of
America,” on the triangular tract
between Kentucky and Capitol ave
nues at Maryland street, with a
parking lot adjacent.
The building will be erected by
the Indian Refining Company on
the former site of the independent
Een Davis bus station.
Old buildings, extending 265 feet
on Capitol avenue and 210 feet on
Kentucky avenue, are being razed
by the Service Wrecking Company.
"We are not certain the exact type
or cost of the construction,” H. L.
Rauch, district manager of the re
fining company, said today. “We
have not determined which tire and
battery companies and other motor
service films will become a part of
the project.”
Rauch intimated the filling sta
tion, with wash and oil racks, prob
ably would be ready for opening this
The refining company has a ten
year lease on the Kirshbaum prop
erties being cleared.
500 Exhibits Expected for
Achievement Week.
Indianapolis-made goods will te
displayed in downtown store win
dows, with more than five hundred
exhibits expected, during Achieve
ment week, Feb. 3 to 8.
Norman A. Perry, chairman of the
week, is arranging for the exhibits,
which will convert the shopping dis
trict into a vast array of displays
showing industrial, civic and com
mercial assets of the city.
Displays will be grouped in order,
to show the wide variety of products
manufactured here.
“The movement will impress
residents of the city with the
tremendous assets of their city and
its wonderful possibilities for future
development in commercial and civic
endeavor.” Perry declared.
“We intend for the display to
depict the greatness of the city and
its metropolitan area.
A number of industries plan ex
hibits showing mechanical opera
tions used in their daily work. In
dianapolis-made products will be
emphasized in all the displays.
The committee will accept ap
plications for reservation of display
space until Jan. 21, Perry an
The Indianapolis Boy Scout court
of honor, meeting Wednesday night
; in Cropsey hall. Central public
library, elevated three scouts to the
Eagle rank, and conferred several
other awards.
The Eagle Scouts, first to receive
that honor this year, are George
Wahl. Troop 51; Robert Norris.
Troop 54, and Harry ‘Dragoo, Troop
. 69.
DESIGNED to be a distinct asset
to the architectural beauty of
Indianapolis, a $1,000,003 heme of
fice building for the American Cen
tral Life Insurance Company will be
erected on Fall Creek boulevard,
between Illinois and Meridian
streets. Herbert M. Woollen, presi
dent. announced today. Ground
will be broken early this spring for
the building, pitcured here.
The main budding. facing Fall
Creek boulevard, will be 307 feet
long by 52 feet in width, with the
east end paralleling Meridian street
65 fet. It will be three stories high
on the boulevard front and four
stories high on the Twenty-sixth
street side, of fireproof steel and re
inforced concrete construction, and
will provide for future growth by
the eddU'on of th-ee wm^s.
The approach from the boule
vard. as shown by Rubush &
Hunter, architects, will be by a
••n-'d'vis driveway. Broad steus
lead to an inclosed portico. Sur
mounting this will he six two-story
The Indianapolis Times
Seven Hours Alloted for
Final Pleas in Liquor
Graft Trial.
Judge Slick Declines to
Permit ‘Guess’ to Put
Lawyer in Jail.
Bn United Press
HAMMOND, Ind., Jan. 16.— I The
list of defendants in the East Chi
cago liquor conspiracy case was re
duced again today, as lawyers began
their final plea In federal court,
Lester Ottenheimsr, lawyer,
charged with taking $2,250 for
fixing a liquor case, was freed on
a directed verdict of acquittal.
Judge Thomas W. Slick said the
government had raised a suspicion,
but had not established his guilt.
“Long ago I adopted the resolu
tion that I never would allow a de
fendant to be guessed into jail,” the
judge declared.
Jury to Get Case Tonight
Court was slow In getting started
today and the case was not likely
to be placed before the jury earlier
than 6 this evening.
Four hours were allotted to the
defense, and three to the govern
ment for the final pleas, preceding
the judge’s instructions to the jury.
District Attorney Oliver Loomis
of South Bend and Earl J. Davis
of Detroit, special assistant, were
to close for the government. W. J.
McAleer and Timothy Galvin of
Hammond headed a list of twelve
or more defense attorneys who were
expected to make final pleas in be
half of various clients included
among defendants.
Presentation of evidence was con
cluded late Wednesday afternoon,
after a session which saw' two de
fendants take the stand in their
own behalf and contradict the tes
timony of Mayor Hale, who denied
any pre-election promises, while on
the stand Tuesday.
Tell of Assignment
The two were Sanford Overall
and Eldridge White, who, while de
claring no mention was made of li
quor, and that they were not boot
leggers, said Hale had assigned them
and Grice Chandler, Negro vice
overlord, certain gambling territories
in East Chicago in return for elec
tion support.
The government introduced only
one witness in rebuttal—Leon Tor
rou, department agent, who testified
that White, when arrested, had con
fessed to liquor activities.
The twenty whose cases will be
sent to the jury tonight represent
the remainder of forty-one original
ly indicted in the case. Nolle
Prosse actions, misnomer pleas, mo
tions for directed verdict, and fail
ure to apprehend, cut the list in
Man on Sidewalk Hit by
Auto After Crash.
James E. Hopkins, 68, of 2619
North New Jersey street, suffered
injuries to his back early today
when an automobile careened over
the sidew'alk and struck him, after
colliding with a truck at Twenty
fifth and Bellefontaine streets.
James Murray, 27, of 1529 West
Ray street, and Hubert Abney, 34,
Fishers, drivers of the car and truck,
were not held by police.
Struck by a backing auto in the
1300 block North Senate avenue
Wednesday, Mrs. Elizabeth Holden,
49. Negro, sustained a fractured leg.
Jacob Schatz, 70, of 560 Eastern
avenue, walked into a moving taxi
cab at Washington and Pennsyl
vania streets Wednesday. He was
thrown to the pavement and his
shoulder injured.
John Hanscom, 59, of 3329 North
Capitol avenue, was bruised when
struck by an auto driven by Clyde
M. Bower. 3505 West Washington
street, in the 3300 block North Cap
itol avenue Wednesday.
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lonic columns, bearing a classic
pediment. Extending to equal dis
tances east and west will be the
flanking wings of the boulevard
facade, finished in buff Indian i
limestone. .
Some Poignant Reminders of the Rise
and Fall of City's Brewing Empire
'center old copper cup full of malt), still stands in the Ft „ " > f
rat hung-by the beer vat in the ■ brewery back yard on Madison ' /
fadlson avenue brewery. avenue. The sign on its side ad- I
Center Right—The first auto- vertising “Gold Medal” beer Ls f
iobile used to haul beer in the ! still on it, although faded by Lime
Uppzr Lest —A truck of the In
dianapolis Brewing Company, 1356
Madiecn avenue, parading with its
well groomed teams in “the good
old days.”
Upper Right—John J. Giesen,
former brewmaster, now a bottler
of soft drinks.
Center Left—The old copper cup
that hung -by the beer vat in the
Madison avenue brewery.
Center Right—The first auto
mobile used to haul beer in the
city. The driver is Charles Hodges,
Time’s alchemy has brought ten
years of prohibition to the United
Ten years ago today, the eight
eenth amendment became a law-.
In a weather-worn brick build
ing at 1356 Madison avenue are
memories, half-fantastic ghosts of
those years before Jan. 16, 1920.
In a wood building adjoining the
brick structure sits one whom the
alchemy of time has brewed into
a product of the prohibition days.
For in the heyday of the li
censed extraction of alcoholic con
tent frem malt, the brick building
employed 1.610 men and was known
as the Indianapolis Brewing Com
But now- fourteen men labor in
the few rooms of the building used
for bottling of soft drinks.
In those days when beer kegs were
as common as auto accidents and
not a curiosity in the Smithsonian
Institute, the one who sat in the
wood building was John J. Giesen,
His beers won the gold medals at
Paris and in Eelgium, the Cross of
Honor in France, a grand prize in
But now he is John J. Giesen.
manufacturer of soft drinks.
It takes logic to make good beer,
Chief features of the interior will
be the main entrance lobby, the
principal executive offices, and an
assembly hall, cafeteria end kitchen
The lobby, as the central and
pivotal point, will receive a richer
now sergeant of police on the In
dianapolis department.
Lower Left—Group of workmen
at the Indianapolis Brewing Com
pany sunning themselves on kegs
on a sultry day “away back when.”
Lower Right—A vat (which,
when the photo was taken, was
full of malt), still stands in the
brewery back yard on Madison
avenue. The sign on its side ad
vertising “Gold Medal” beer is
still on it, although faded by time
and weather.
not alchemy. So when one asks
Giesen about the past ten years of
prohibition he gets the answer of
a logician:
“There’s been quite a few changes
in industry. Horses supplanted
autos. Autos, licensed and regu
lated were a very good substitute.
Prohibition prohibited the brewing
of a wholesome, healthful beverage,
as beer and light wines. But in
having prohibition we received the
substitute of numerous of poisonous
concoctions, without license or reg
ulation. So prohibition was not a
good substitute.”
And Giesen goes back to his vials
of soft drink drops in the lee of
the brick building with its discarded
beer barrels, unused malt tank,
empty ale vats.
He’s a logician. Time’s the al
chemist. He knows logic won’t
make him a brewmaster again, but
time —well, they still do strange
things in the test tubes of alchemy.
Gulls Detect Suicide
Bv United Press
NEWARK, N. J., Jan. 16.—Con
stant circling of a flock of seagulls
over one part of a lake in West
Hudson park led detectives to the
body of John Woodward, 63-year
old bookkeeper. He is believed to
have committed suicide over
groundless worry that his job was
to be given to a younger man.
treatment both in material and de
sign than any other part of the
The floor will be of Tennessee
marbles, the walls and cornices of
Botticino, and the bases of Levanto
or other appropriate marbles.
Dry Law Author Speaks at
Celebration of
W. C. T. U.
“The wets have just as good a
right to repeal the Eighteenth
amendment as we had to pass it,
if they do it in a right and orderly
This statement was made at the
Victory day celebration of the Mari
on County W. C. T. U. today by
Representative Frank (Bone Dry)
Wr.ght, author of the rigid Hoosier
enforcement statute. The meeting
was held in the Century building to
celebrate the tenth anniversary of
the adoption of the prohibition
Granting the right of the so
called “wets” to try and change the
amendment, Wright launched a ti
rade against their efforts.
‘Tor ten years the wets have de
cried the multiple benefits of pro
hibition that are apparent on every
hand,” he declared. ’’They seem de-
I Grilles and two large relief panels
will be of bronze, and the celling
of richly ornamented plaster coffers.
The assembly hall will have seat
ing capacity of 303, for the com
pany’s a:*ncy meetings and for
; employes' social activities. All jaafi
Second Section
Ente.*-d as Second-Class Matter
at Fostoffice. Icdlanapolla
termined not to accept the eight
eenth amendment as settling for
ever the liquor question in this
“Everything that unprincipled
men with money could do to break
down prohibition and bring it into
disrepute has been attempted.
“Today prohib tion is the biggest
question before the American peo
ple and there is only one thing that
America honorably can do, only one
way that we, a liberty loving, self
sacrificing people, can afford to go
and that Is straight ahead with law
enforcement in this country.
“We are facing today one of the
most critical times in our history,
we are meeting a great crisis, that
of the enforcement or nonenforce
ment of our laws. We must realize
Lhat our nation can not exist half
law abiding and half law breaking.”
Tourists Spend $4 Each
MONTREAL, Jan. 16.—United
States tourists In Canada spent on
an average of $4 each during 1929,
according to the January monthly
letter of the Royal Bank of Canada.
will be removable so that the floor
can be used for dancing.
Five large clerical workrooms,
each 86x46 feet and clear of all col
umn construction, will occpy the end
wings of the building, the central
portion to contain offices of execu
An intricate underfloor electrical
system for both high and low ten
sion wires will provide a possible
outlet for every eight square
feet in the workroom areas. A noise
less, automatic, vertical conveyor
system has been especlaly designed
for transporting papers between
Locker rooms and toilet facilities
will be provided on all floors. The
mechanical equipment room will be
centrally located in the rear of the
building on the ground floor. Tie
buildings will be heated with oil.
A simple but attractive plan of
landscaping will add much to the
appearance of the structure as
a whole. Parking space for auto
mobiles will be provided in the rear
Albert Stump Argues for
Change, With J. W. Noel
in Opposition.
Attorneys of State Gather
for Midwinter Meet
ing at Club.
Tories never favor governments;
change; and opposition to Indian- 1
constitutional revision comes from
the Tcrrrs of today.
This weis the contention of Albeit
Stump, in deoate in the midwinter
meeting of the Indiana State Bar
Association at the Columbia Club
:his afternoon.
Stump pleaded for constitutional
re vis.on by convention, as will be
voted upon next fail, and James
W. Noel took the opposite position.
Both are outstanding members of
the Indianapolis bar.
“The very language of the Tory
reappears and sometimes is ap
plauued touay in fighting against
any change in the Constitution,”
Stump toid the lawyers, assembled
from throughout the state.
Cites Progressive Language
“Against the tide of that kind
of aovice is the progressive lan
guage of Jefferson and Hamilton.
Madison and Washington and all
others whom we now honor.
“The same talk about dangers on
account of groups of fanatics, wild
eyed reformers, half-baked idealists
and vague and dreamy theorists was
heard when our national Constitu
tion w'as founded. These things were
as eloquently spoken then as now by
champions cf the things that were
against those who championed the
things that should be.
“What America needs most to
guard against is not change,” Stump
said. “It is not revision of Con
stitution. The most dangrrous
spirit that can enter into a country
is the spirit of Chinese devotion to
the past that would prevent a gov
ernment from courageously and
righteously adapting itself to mat
ters out of which injustices and in
iquities otherwise would develop in
the forward march of events.
Mo't States Change
“Every state in the Union, except
eight, has set aside its old Consti
tution and adopted anew one since
1851. None of them has lost the
liberties that some fear would dis
appear in such venture.
“The people of Indiana should not
be afraid of themselves,” he con
Noel contended that the first In
diana Constitution, made by fifty
men in nineteen days in 1816, was
in many respects better than the
second and present one, made in
1850, after 127 days had been spent
and 333 resolutions voted upon.
He pointed out that the business
like rather than scholarly, qualities
of the bar generally and the mob
spirit of the times would not
strengthen the idea that anew Con
stitution would be a better one.
Noel Opposes Move
Amendments, when sorely needed,
and legislation can care lor all
progress and improvement neces
sary, he asserted.
“I would stress the value of set
tled construction of an instrument
saventy-eight years old,” he de
clared. “Settled construction of
fundamental law is necessary.”
Attorney-General James M.
Ogden, president of the Indiana
State Bar Association, gave a short
address at the opening session this
James A. Van Osdol of Anderson
told of the work of the Governor's
crime commissloin, of which he is
he'd, and urged its support by the
bar and citizenry.
Three New Members Installed; Sec
retary Given Radio.
Klwanis Club membership was in
creased by the Installation Wednes
day of three new members at the
weekly luncheon club at the Clay
Lecture by Professor George H.
Tapy, psychology department head
at Wabash College, on American
advertising, in which features of
newspaper advertising were enumer
ated, was the luncheon feature.
New members were Ralph Erk,
Charles E. Bowes and Robert L.
Mason. Otha C. Herdrich, club
secretary, was honored by members,
who presented him with a 1930
Majetsic radio for having served
in that place for the fifth year.
Early Discussion Expected on Chain
Store Law Protest.
( Early decision Ls expected in the
| federal court suit contesting legality
lof the state chain store tax lav
j brought by Lafayette A. Jackson.
| proprietor of the Standard Grocery
Company, as a result of the filing
Wednesday of final briefs for the
plaintiff. 0
The briefs contain a summary ol
the contentions upon which the in- ‘
junction is sought and makes an
effort to substantiate the allega
! tions that the law is discriminatory
; and confiscatory.
Three federal judges, Will M.
I Sparks, Robert C. Baltzell and
Thomas W. Slick heard the case.
Six Miners Are Missing
' R i/ United Press
j BERLIN, Jan. 16.—Six miners are
missing, and sixteen were rescued
: from a coal mine in Boutheq. fol
: lowing collapse ol Umbers shoring

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