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NAVAL PARLEY DELEGATES OK ENGLISH SOIL Stimson, MacDonald Confer at Cncp on Arrival in London. CEREMONY IS LACKING Informality Decided Upon as Compatible With Aims of Session. By United /‘rise LONDON, Jan. 17.-The Amer ican delegation to the five-power conference for limitation of naval armaments was welcomed here to day on one of the mbst important peace missions since the war. With “high hopes for success,” the Americans, headed by Secre tary of State Henry L. Stimson, ar rived at 2:12 p. m. An absence of pomp and ceremony marked the arrival. Arthur Henderson, the foreign secretary, Albert V. Alexander, first lord of the admiralty, Mrs. Alexan der, Sir Robert G. Vansittart, pri vate secretary to the prime minister, and Malcolm MacDonald, represent ing his father, the prime minister, officially welcomed the American delegates at Paddington station. Stimson visited Prime Minister MacDonald this afternoon and King George wil receive the naval confer ence delegates Monday afternoon at Buckingham palace. “Immediately after the arrival of the delegation, Secretary Stimson went to No. 10 Downing street, where he was greeted by the prime minister. They conferred on the program for the conference. No Guard of Honor There was no guard of honor at the station but the police guard had been strengthened to hold back the crowds. The absence of ceremony at the station was explained by an official spokesman as in keeping with the program for the entire conference, indicating that ceremo nial and formality will be reduced to a minimum to facilitate work of the delegates. “Britannia waives the rules,” the spokesman added with a smile. Airs. Dawes, wife of the American ambassador, who "had met the delegates at Plymouth, Mrs. Ray Atherton, wife of the embassy counsellor, who also went to Ply mouth, and other members of embassy including Raymond Cox, R. L. Buell, and David Key, were present. Stimson’s meeting with Mac- Donald was for the purpose of dis cussing the conference program. It. was expected they would decide whether the French desire to relate the conference closely with the dis armament work of the League of Nations would be the first issue be fore the delegates. Other issues which were consid ered likely to replace the French proposal as first on the program included discussion of battleships, which the British will suggest be abolished or reduced in size, and the Mediterranean situation, where Italy, France and Britain have vital interests. Crowd at Station Many newspaper men and pho tographers surrounded the delegates at Paddington station. The delegates chatted with the re ception committee before walking up the platform to pose before a great battery of cameras. Many of the spectators were rail road workers and one with a cock ney accent remarked to a compan ion: "Is all them Yankees, mate?” “Aye, Bill,” was the reply, “them’s the disarming blokes.” En route from Plymouth to Lon don, the American delegates held what appeared to be an important conference in the salon of the spe cial train, ordinarily used by the royal family. Facing each other across the table of the salon car, the delegates en tered at once into conversation with Ambassador Dawes. It was under stood they discussed at length the complications raised by MacDonald's suggestion for ultimate abolition of battleships, which the United States was expected to oppose. It also was understood that the Americans were most hesitant about the prime min ister’s suggestion for reduction of the size of battleships. Stand Not Definite Bu United Press WASHINGTON. Jan. 17.—An im pression prevailed in Washington to day that the American delegation to the London conference would not oppose consideration of Prime Min ister MacDonald's proposal to abol ish capital ships, providing certain definite conditions were met before the subject is introduced. Expressions of coolness toward MacDonald's proposal were radioed from the George Washington, but it appears the reason for this Ameri can attitude has not been properly stated. It may be said without quali fication that the United States will not permit itself to be placed in the position of lone defenders of the most expensive weapon of sea power. Hourly Temperatures 6a. m 16 10 a. m .18 7a. m 16 11 a. m 18 Ba. m 17 12 (noon).. 18 9 a. m 18 1 p. m 18 Complete Wire Reports of UNITED PRESS, The Greatest World-Wide News Service The Indianapolis Times Unsettled and much colder tonight and Saturday with snow probable; lowest temperature tonight near zero. VOLUME 41—NUMBER 215 Now, How — Itn f niled Pram EVANSTON, 111., Jan. 17.-- How hard is easy was the problem puzzling fraternity members at Northwestern uni versity today after university officials had abolished “hell week,” the initiatory period when freshmen are paddled The university heads an nounced easy paddling was allowable, but warned against brutality. DEMAND PROBE IN DRY OUTRAGE Expectant Mother’s Arrest Rouses Indignation. By Ini ted Pram SALINAS, Cal., Jan. 17.—A sweeping investigation into condi tions in the jail here was demanded today by clubs, business organiza tions and several churches follow ing the birth of a dead baby to Mrs. Sue Brown in the jail. Mrs. Brown was arrested on charges of violating the prohibition laws. Sheriff Carl Abbott has stated that the jail, where Mrs. Brow.i was placed, was in a “deplorable con dition.” He said he has been try ing to get anew building. Albert Warth, district attorney, exonerated D. M. Loughery, the officer who arrested Mrs. Brown, of any blame in the affair. He said Loughery found three cases of beer in her home and that the officer carried a warrant. Mrs. Brown is in the county hospital. INJURED IN AUTO CRASH Ambassador’s Sister-in-Law in Rome Clinic After Wreck. /fv United Press ROME, Jan. 17.—Mrs. Henry Leonard of Washington, sister-in law of United States Ambassador John W. Garrett, received a frac tured kneecap today in a collision between a motor lorry and the car in which Mrs. Leonard was motor ing with her daughter, near Naples. Mrs. Leonard was taken to a pri vate clinic in Rome and was oper ated on. She showed improvement, but will be confined to bed for about three weeks. SNOW HINDERS RESCUE Plows Used to Reach 17 Persons Marooned in Cabin 5 Days. Bu United Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Jan. 17. Snow' plows began forcing through snow banks ten to twelve feet high today in an effort to reach a tiny cabin in which seventeen persons have been marooned for five days. The cabin is sixteen miles north of here in an isolated region. The oc cupants took shelter in the cabin when their automobiles became stalled in snowdrifts last Monday. FLAMES RAVAGE TOWN Firemen Battle Block-Long Blaze in Sub-Zero Weather. By United Press CARTHAGE, Mo., Jan. 17.—Fire was racine through most of a city block in tne business district early today while fireman fought with frozen water hydrants and the handicap of sub-zero weather to prevent the flames spreading to other blocks. E. CHICAGO BRIBERY CASE BEFORE JURY Mayor, Police Chief Are Among 19 Charged With Liquor Conspiracy. Bu United Press HAMMOND, Ind., Jan. 17.—'The East Chicago liquor conspiracy case, described in the closing plea by government counsel as “a monster that destroyed good government,” was placed in the hands of a jury in federal court here shortly after 11 this morning. Earl J. Davis, special assistant prosecutor, completed his argument at 10:30 and Judge Thomas W. Slick immediately began his in structions to the jury. Nineteen persons, including Mayor Raleigh P. Hale and Police Chief James W. Regan, are defendants. Davis, in the only argument to the jury today, called Mayor Hale bit terly the “master mind" of the con spiracy. “Hale never made a statement in harmony with the truth,” he de clared at one point, a ding that “the East Chicago booze situation was a reign of terror.” Defense arguments were com DYING MOTHER’S LAST THOUGHT IS FOR CHILDREN’S WELFARE BY EDWARD C. FI’LKE OUT in Wisconsin, underneath a mound of earth just lately moved, lie the mortal remains of a mother who sounded every note in the chord of mother-love; who made the greatest 'sacrifice for her children—but not in vain. In Indianapolis those two chil dren, neither yet 10 years of age, are thinking of “mamma” lov ingly—but with different emotions they are thinking of their father, CONGRESS TO APPROVE DRY FUNDJELIEF Anticipated Campaign for Larger Amount Fails to Materialize. $34,000,000 IS TOTAL Blaine Offers Resolution Calling for Repeal of 18th Amendment. BY KENNETH G. CRAWFORD United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.—Passage of the treasury department appro priation bill carrying approximate ly $34,000,000 for prohibition en forcement was indicated today when an anticipated campaign by dry forces to increase the fund failed to materialize. Senator Harris (Dem., Ga.), who led a successful fight in the last con gress for a larger enforcement ap propriation than the Coolidge ad ministration wanted, announced several weeks ago he would intro duce an amendment to the now pending appropriation bill for an other such increase. The sum recommended by the Hoover administration and since approved by the house appropira tions committee, he contended, is not sufficient to enforce the dry law during the 1931 fiscal year. Prohibition Commissioner Doran told the house appropriations com mittee the amont it provides for his bureau $15,000,000 is all that can be spent wisely under present condi tions. Representative La Guardia (Rep., N. Y.) will raise a point of order against all prohibition items in the bill when they are reached, but has no chance of carrying his points in an overwhelmingly dry house. He will contend the eighteenth amend ment never was ratified properly by the states and therefore is void. The tenth anniversary of prohi bition duly was commemorated Thursday by oratory, pro and con, in both houses. Senator Blaine <Rep„ Wis.) introduced a resolution to repeal the eighteenth amend ment, declaring the time has come to recognize the failure of prohi bition. Senator Sheppard (Dem., Tex.), co-author of the Volstead law, as sured the wets prohibition is here to stay. Both sides of the question were expounded in several speeches before the house. Law Is Assailed Bu United Press PARMA, Mich., Jan. 17.—John W. miner, member of the state prison commission, today was on record as considering the Volstead act the “legitimate parent, and the direct and indirect cause, of the greatest crime wave ever known.” Speaking Thursday night, Miner, a possible candidate for Governor, urged that Michigan take the lead in seeking modification of the dry law. “Prohibition could not be en forced,” he said, “if every one in the country was a prohibition officer, because the law itself encourages, invites and breeds crime.” pleted late Thursday. The jury voted to hear Davis this morning rather than finish the case Thurs day night. The case is the third of the three conspiracy cases resulting from fed eral grand jury action in South Bend last fall. In the two Gary cases, three were convicted in one and charges were nolle pressed in the other. DEATH LAID TO DOCTOR Autopsy Reveals Forceps Left in Wound After Operation. Bu United Press RICHMOND, Va„ Jan. 17.—An absent-minded surgeon who actually forgot to remove an instrument after an operation was blamed today for the death of Mrs. Eva May Tim berlake, 28, following an inquest here. A pair of surgical forceps was found beneath an old operation wound in her abdomen and attend ing physicians blamed them for her death. Before she died Mrs. Tim berlake told her doctors she had a tumor operation at a Washington hospital. whom they “do not want.” He faces penalty of the law. The father is Grover Ferguson, 40, of 548 Fletcher avenue, now acting as a parent by order of juvenile court. Less than a month ago the mother died in an Indianapolis hospital after separation from her husband more than four years. During those four years she had exhausted every means of providing a home for her children. Finally, too proud to INDIANAPOLIS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1930 Oh! So You Close Your Eyes! Well, You're One of These ‘Kiss-a-Boos’ SFiTIENSECRET . MOFnOPiJFIJE MFEBSSTOLE ~!, l | OfLOSTFLIEIL /lailbags Loot in Daylight \ " jjt J Soviets Check on Eielsoi Holdup in London. W fl||> Reports From Natives. U United Press By United Press LONDON, Jan. 17.—Mailbags i llllS HW MOSCOW, Jan. 17. Flaggin ontaining secret documents of the MW hopes revived here today for th iritish air ministry were stolen by .... W two missing American aviator sensational method today from a Captain Call Ben Eielson and Ea: BRITISH SECRET PAPERSSTOLEK Mailbags Loot in Daylight Holdup in London. Bu United Press LONDON, Jan. 17.—Mailbags containing secret documents of the British air ministry were stolen by a sensational method today from a messenger, who just had left the ministry offices in Kingsway. Two mailbags, containing not only important air ministry papers, but a sum of money, were being taken from the offices by an employe. As he wheeled his ! cart away from the entrance, a dark blue auto mobile suddenly swerved around nearby billboards and ran up to the sidewalk. A young man leaped from the car, seized the two bags, and leaped back into the auto mobile. Before the dazed employe could get assistance, the car was out of sight. Numerous mail robberies have been reported in London recently. EX-DRY AGENT HELD Man Who Framed Woman Faces Booze Charge. By Unite/' Press LANSING, Mich., Jan. 17.—Frank Eastman, who brought about the conviction of Etta May Miller, grandmother whose life term for sale of liquor was commuted this week, today was under arrest, charged with a liquor law' violation. Eastman, formerly of the Lansing dry squad, but since dropped, was apprehended on a warrant charging sale of liquor. FLIER SEARCH RENEWED Ten Planes Take Off in Hunt for Missing Mail Pilot Bu United Press LAS VEGAS, Nev., Jan. 17.—Fa vored by good flying weather for the first time since last Saturday, ten planes took the air today to renew the search for Maury Graham, miss ing air mail pilot. Seven ships left the local field, two left Caliente and another started from Bristol Mines. Graham was lost en route to Salt Lake. ART HICKMAN IS DEAD Noted Orchestra Leader One-Time Ziegfeld Follies Star. Bu United Press SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17.—Art Hickman, 42, one of America’s leading dance orchestra directors, died Thursday at the St. Francis hospital after a major operation. Hickman had been suffering for several years from an abdominal complaint. The musician failed to rally after the operation. accept charity, she did menial tasks for her friends and neigh bors. Her lot proved all too hard. First there was an illness, then an operation, and then her reali zation that the end had come. Grimly, she thought of her chil dren: Robert, 9, is a little fellow who Is destined to spend many years in a steel Jacket. He is afflicted with spine infection, necessitating Top Row (left to right)—Miss Lilyan BraiTord, Miss Helen Eiser and Miss Eleanor Clark. Center Row (left to right)—Miss Vera Snodgrass, Miss Jean M. Mackay, (just “kiss-a-bo&ing”) and extreme right, when not in action. Lower Inset —Miss Dorothy Beightol. BY ARCII STEINEL The “kiss-a-boos” win, eyelids down! Don’t know what a “kiss-a-boo is? j Well, she’s one of the feminine j gender who puckers up her mouth j nice and “puckery” like a persim- j mon or ready to say “prunes” and then Well, really now, Mary, Fanny, and Jane! What do you do when the boy friend kisses you? Do you close your eyes or do you keep them open throughout the oscillatory gymastics? You keep them closed? Then you’re a “kiss-a-boo” as Tin-Pan Alley song writers call them. For the “kiss-a-boos” are those who take their salutations with their orbs shut in a fashion ready to say “boo!” when they’re opened. In an effort to determine the reason why women close their eyes when being kissed, if they do, a census of six pairs of lips that have pursed prettily at times, was taken today at Butler. Here’s the "why” of pulling the shades on the optics when being kissed or the “why-not” from the six co-eds: Miss Dorothy Beightol, 219 East Fall Creek boulevard: “Ask me another, but, believe it or not I shut mine tight until it’s all over. The thrill’s more thrilling.” Miss Helen Eiser, 5056 Graceland avenue: “It tastes better, lingers longer.” Miss Vera Snodgrass, Kirkland, Ind.: “Try and see.” Miss Eleanor Clark, 4176 Car rollton avenue: “It all depends on how good-looking he is. If he’s handsome, well, I’d be tempted to keep mine open.” Miss Lilyan Drafford, 616 East Thirty-first street: “Keep my eyes closed! Say not if I can help it. I want to see what’s going on.” Miss Jean M. Mackay, 2240 North Pennsylvania street (the one who puckers with so much pulchritude in the above photo): “Why, men close their eyes too. How do I know? Why I’ve peaked on them.” So just try this questionnaire out at your next dance or bridge party. Are you a plain “kisser” or a kiss a-boo,” and why? his being tightly bound, while medical science searches for a cure. Nina, 8, school tot, who “loved her mama.” The day before her death, the mother, Mrs. Mabel Ferguson, posited a letter to probation officer. It was read after her death, re questing. in part, these things: “Don’t let Grover have these children . . . “He will ruin them . . . “Make them wards of the court. MOVE TO RESCUE OF LOSTFLIERS Soviets Check on Eielson Reports From Natives. By United Press MOSCOW, Jan. 17. Flagging hopes revived here today for the two missing American aviators, Captain Carl Ben Eielson and Earl Borland as the main Soviet rescue expedition has concentrated on getting dog sleds and airplanes into the Anguema river district. Difficulty in traversing the ice bound territory has delayed the at tempt to follow the latest slender and still unconfirmed clew that the fliers landed there. The report, however, received by the Arctic commission from the radio station at Tinkingney, has given a glimmer of hope and is the most definite information guiding the searchers. The spot indicated is about 120 miles from Cape North. The station got its information from natives, and efforts to verify it are proceed ing without delay. SCARED TO DEATH Fright, Caused by Officer’s Arrival, Is Fatal. By United Press NEW YORK, Jan. 17.—Henry J. Fieger, 46, was scared to death by a policeman today, while trying to effect a reconciliation with his wife, Valerie, from whom he had been separated three years. Fieger approached his wife on the street and tried to persuade her to patch up their quarrel, but she re fused. Fieger became so insistent that a crowd collected and police man Patrick Walsh decided to in vestigate. Fieger, when he saw Walsh, gasped, turned pale and fell dead. Dies at Friend’s Funeral By United Press BOYNE CITY, Mich., Jan. 17 Stricken with apoplexy while at tending the funeral of a friend, George Crosier. 68, died before a physician could be summoned. BLONDE GUNWOMAN IS DRIVEN INTO DELIRIUM By United Press PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 17.—Irene Schroeder, called “the blonde trigger woman of Pittsburgh,” raved de liriously in her jail cell here today. Deputy sheriffs said the woman apparently suffered from lack of stimulants. The officers said sh§ talked continually of a bank rob “Make their father give them money . . . “Better to put them in an or phans’ home . . . AccorcLng to those wishes, Ju venile Judge Frank J. Lahr made the children wards of the court, to be cared for by Family Wel fare authorities. Lahr found the father guilty of child neglect. The father now faces imprisonment unless he can provide $lO a week toward their support. Entered as Second-Class Matter at I'ostofTice. Indianapolis WHITE RIVER LEVEE BREAK FLOODS DOWNSTATE COUNTIES; ICE FORMS OVER LOWLANDS Fate of Scores Unknown, but Little Fear Is Held for Their Safety; Wabash Stationary at Record Level. DANGER AT VINCENNES IS AVERTED Severe Cold Wave Due in Indianapolis, Officials Report; Serious Danger to City Past, With Arrival of Freezing Weather. BULLETIN Bj Uniti and Press VINCENNES, Ind., Jan. 17.—Additional thousands of acres of Knox county farm lands were inundated at noon to day when the White river levee broke at a point five miles below Decker. The break was 150 feet wide and water eight feet deep rushed on to the farm lands. The new break flooded nearly all of Decker township. VINCENNES, Ind., Jan. 17.—Ice formed over miles of flooded lowlands along the lower Wabash river this after noon, as A. B. Williamson, field representative of the Ameri can Red Cross, surveyed the large waste area from an air plane, with a view of determining what relief measures will be necessary for those driven from their homes. There was little suffering among those refugees who were housed in Vincennes, but there were scores of families in the inundated area whose fate was not known. No con cern was felt for their safety, but it was feared they may be without heat, and perhaps even without food in many cases, after nearly a week of isolation. Excitement was great in Vincennes for a time this morning when a C. & E. I. work train was reported flood-bound, at Smith’s switch, five miles north of the city. Water was rushing around the train, and the roadbed was out of sight. Railroad officials quieted the ex citement, however, with a statement that the train was not marooned, and that water on the roadbed was shallow. Telephone poles beside the road in some cases were submerged entirely. All danger of levee breaks at Vin cennes was believed past, with the river virtually stationary at 25.3 feet, the highest in its history. No new areas had been inundated dur ing the day, so far as known, but it may be days before those driven from their homes can return. Every levee break came after ample warning of its approach, hence loss was expected to be sur prisingly low, considering the extent of the flood. The Vincennes water supply was out of danger of contamination, and there was no likelihood that the ex tensive preparations for housing victims, would be called into use. So thorough has been the prepa ration for each new development that authorities said little suffering was likely because of the zero weather anticipated tonight. Traffic was allowed on U. S. 41, south of Vincennes, where water, in Diaces a foot deep, still covered a two-mile stretch. The road was in undated when the Plass levee, north of Decker, collapsed on Wednesday night. Hazelton, near White river, was isolated. Water in the streets was four to six inches higher than in 1913. Much suffering was reported in the vicinity. Near Petersburg Thursday three men narrowly escaped drowning when their light skiff was over turned by a log while they rowed toward a floating house in which they believed a family to be im prisoned. The trio, Harry Gilham, Jesse Traylor and Harry Traylor, swam through the swift current to back water, grasped logs and pulled themselves to trees, in which they were marooned for three hours. bery at Coleman, Tex., and indicated her brother. J. W. Crawford, may have been killed in a gun battle there. Mrs. Schroeder, Glen Dague and a former Texas convict, Joe Wells, alias Ackerman, were captured Tues day night after a fight in which two Phoenix deputy sheriffs were wounded. The woman and Dague are wanted tenced to be hanged in Old Bailey poral Brady Paul in Pennsylvania. By United Press HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 17. Papers seeking to return Irene Schroeder, blonde "trigger woman,” wanted in connection with the murder of Brady Paul, state high way patrolman, were signed by Governor John S. Fisher today. The papers, requesting the extra dition of Mrs. Schroeder and her two companions, now held in Phoenix, Ariz., were given to M. Martin Lee of Newcastle, Pa., who came here for them. HOME Outside Marlon County 8 Ceuta TWO CENTS Their clothing froze to their bodies, and they suffered intensely from cold. A field representative of the American Red Cross and a national guard officer flew over flooded areas today to obtain an adequate picture of the situation. Used by Red Cross Information gathered from the flight will be used by the Red Cross to determine relief measures nec essary. The Bed Cross official, A. B Williamson, said he found evidence that relief would be necessary, but that investigations had not en abled him to decide upon the ex tent. Brigadier - General George E. Jameson, commandant at Ft. Ben jamin Harrison, was prepared to take steps to relieve suffering in event of serious flood damage, ac cording to word from Governor Harry G. Leslie's office. Orders to act in case of necessity were received from Major-General D. E. Nolan, Fifth cprps area com mander. With the river dropping today and all danger apparently passed it was believed unlikely that the government aid would be needed. Disease Preceded The situation in Vincennes today was not serious. Although disease always presents a serious threat during flood disasters, smallpox re ported at Vincennes was apparent before the flood swept down upon the city, it was said. There still was a possibility today that water seeping from the river n-.ight contaminate private water sources, but danger from the mu nicipal water system was believed past with the fall of the water level. The Red Cross there reported that the suffering among homeless refu gees was not widespread, although many persons have been given food and clothing by the relief workers. The Hazelton All, south of Vin cennes, on U. S. 41, was believed safe today by highway officials. Water still covered the fill, but the road was open to traffic through tw’o miles of water-covered pave ment. Members of Battery D, One hun dred thirty-ninth field artillery, still were on guard duty at the fill. Zero Weather Coming Steady fall of snow early todaj provided Indianapolis with a blan ket almost an inch deep, as a fore runner of what weather bureau forecasts say may be one of the most severe cold waves of the win ter, due here tonight. Meanwhile, receding rapidly. White river today ceased to a flood threat, but swirled swiftly south ward, well within its banks. It fell from 17.3 feet Thursday to 12.5 feet today. Flood stage is eighteen feet. Decline of temperatures Thurs day, to below freezing, strengthened levees and dispelled serious flood danger. Further fall of the mercury, until it pauses near zero tonight, was pre dicted this morning by J. H. Arm ington, meteorologist. All Indiana will be subjected to j the cold wave, the weather report stated. Suffering from the cold was reported today in flooded re gions of southern Indiana, although the situation is not expected to become critical. The cold snap aided highway travel causing many flooded spot* to fr? 'ze or recede. Hi,nways closed today without a i possible detour, according to the state highway department, were: .