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Stimson, MacDonald Confer
at Cncp on Arrival in
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
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
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
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
"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.
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Unsettled and much colder tonight and Saturday with snow probable; lowest temperature tonight near zero.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
“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
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,
Anticipated Campaign for
Larger Amount Fails
to Materialize.
$34,000,000 IS TOTAL
Blaine Offers Resolution
Calling for Repeal of
18th Amendment.
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
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
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
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
“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.
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
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
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
Oh! So You Close Your Eyes! Well,
You're One of These ‘Kiss-a-Boos’
/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:
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
Before the dazed employe could
get assistance, the car was out of
Numerous mail robberies have
been reported in London recently.
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.
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.
Noted Orchestra Leader One-Time
Ziegfeld Follies Star.
Bu United Press
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
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
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
Lower Inset —Miss Dorothy
The “kiss-a-boos” win, eyelids
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Fate of Scores Unknown, but Little Fear
Is Held for Their Safety; Wabash
Stationary at Record Level.
Severe Cold Wave Due in Indianapolis,
Officials Report; Serious Danger to City
Past, With Arrival of Freezing Weather.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Outside Marlon
County 8 Ceuta
Their clothing froze to their bodies,
and they suffered intensely from
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
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
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
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
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
Decline of temperatures Thurs
day, to below freezing, strengthened
levees and dispelled serious flood
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: .

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