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STREY OPENS WAR TO OUST ROADSBOARD Senator Demands Thorough Inquiry Into Conduct of Department. ASKS FOR LAW CHANGE Wabash Representative Is Confident That He Can Stage Cleanup. BY DANIEL NT. KIDNEY State Senator Charles L. Strey 'Rep.. Wabash) Is in the city to day. loaded with ammunition and well prepared to lay a barrage on the state highway department, which, he says, “will dislodge the present personnel, whether they are embedded in concrete or “black top.” Strey has spent months in prep aration of his data and his cam paign objectives ai-e: First. A thoroughgoing senatorial investigation of the present per sonnel and past conduct of the state highway department. Second. Change in the highway law to abolish the present commis sion and director and provide a lull time commission, with definite qual ification for membership to be ap pointed by the Governor, with sen ate approval. Rally to His Standard Since arriving in the city late Tuesday, Strey has been busy lay ing plans to carry out these pro posals. He is meeting with im mediate support from many quar ters, it is indicated. He is said to have succeeded in organizing a group of so-called “insurgent Re publican senators’’ of sufficient size to block any G. O. P. proposals if joined with the Democratic vote. He also announced that he is seeking to be chairman of the sen ate roads committee and is certain of membership there, despite the tremendous pressure being brought to bear on Lieutenant-Governor Edgar D. Bush to prevent his ap pointment. This committee will deal with all highway legislation. Opening gun in Strey’s fight for state highway investigatioir"antl change will be the charge that al though the department purposely was to collect federal funds, it failed dismally during 1930 and lost for this period $3,500,000 that could have been used both in building approved highway and providing employment for unem ployed and drought-stricken farmers. Williams Prepares Data This charge will be backed by some carefully compiled data pre pared by John D. Williams, former state highway director. Other charges are to be made by Strey include one of inefficiency and lack of knowledge of his job on the part of Director John J. Brown and what Strey terms “attempted dicta torship’’ by Commissioner Jess L. Murden (Rep., Peru). To support the latter allegation, Strey is investigating the allegation that Murden went to Senator James E. Watson and sought to bring po litical pressure to bear on engineers and chiefs of the federal depart ment of roads so that requirements on highway work in Indiana would be modified to met’ the commission wishes. Murden is a close personal friend of Governor Harry G. Leslie. Murden also is alleged to have sought discharge of a prominent employe of material interests, on grounds that the employe had criti cised highway expenditures, but the reported effort failed. Change of Heart Shown Credence is lent the charge, Strey believes, by the swing in ma terial intere; by representatives to ward the St ey plan of reforma tion. This cl .mge of heart is said to be based on the idea that with the present commission’s conduct continuing, they are apt to be in the position of ‘ killing the goose that laid the golden egg.’’ Strey’s figures will disclose that the department has permitted more than $6,000,000 in federal aid to pile tip at Washington, while drought-stricken farmers and the industrial unemployed are begging for work on the roads. He will show, he says, that $2,072,530.60 was collected in fed eral aid funds during the fiscal year 1930. while the department had about $20,000,000 in state funds to spend and easily could have matched any amount, but failed to collect some $3,500,000 due during that period. Federa 1 aid collection for the fis cal year 1930 was the smallest since 1923 and the department had more state funds than at any other time in history, Strey will point out. The fiscal year closes Oct. 1. Only “Alibis.” He Says Explanations regarding early con tracting. fine weather, and the like, as given by the administration as reasons for failing to collect fed eral funds, will be shown by Strey to be but alibis, he declares. Here are his figures for the fiscal year 1930. which he charges are un answerable: Highway expenditures. $22,000,000; overhead more than $500,000, al though promised to have been kept nominal when the 1 cent gas tax in crease was voted in 1929; increase of 1 cent produced a revenue in crease of $4,000,000, but the admin istration failed to collect $3 500.000 in federal funds, despite this fact. Wounded Man Gains PRINCETON, Ind., Jan. 7.—Clar ence Hunt, wounded by police who sought to arrest him on a banditry charge, is expected to recover. Joliu and Julia Hunt, his parents, and Joe and Conrad Ward have been taken - into custody in connection with tire Complete Wire Reports of UNITED PRESS, The Greatest World-Wide News Service The Indianapolis Times VOLUME 42—NUMBER 207 ‘ARK’ DOCKS AGAIN Skipper Trades Craft for Jail Cell • ■■ ■—- - - \ 'i 'itw/ f '■ '%% ;.v : , - - v£ * ' i: ; ; v * v V * " : <■ * s^;-; '' ” HIHBHIiIiHBIB BY ARCH STEINEL BEN L. REESE, Indiana’s Noah, grounded his ark in the county jail on the reef of a federal charge of using the mails to defraud and says he’s through with menagerie imagination. “Skipper” Ben in scuttling his mental scow released minks, bears, foxes, one-by-one just as did his predecessor of ye olden times and as they paraded in his mind down the jail corridor they recalled three fed eral prison terms he served because of them and saw vesions of a pos sible fourth. And so he’s through with the animal kingdom. “I’ll have nothing to do with any animals again. Not even ele phants,” said Ben, and postal inspectors are glad that the state’s elephant crop will remain at even keel with Skipper Ben stepping from the bridge of his ark. Ben’s ark in the acliives of government postal agents began in January, 1924. He lived in Attica on a farm. He conceived the idea that a bear and seven coons could be sold. It was a nice woolly bear, and the coons, well, you know coons. He sold the bear and the coons from his ark and wished them God-speed on their way to their owner. Somehow, some way, those seven coons and bear couldn’t be rein carnated out of thoughts into pul sating fleshy growls, and so they never arrived at the point of sale although Ben collected the sales price. “Eighteen months in the federal prison at Leavenworth,” pronounced Federal Judge A. B. Anderson. tt tt a RELEASED from prison, Reese shoved off in his ark again and in September, 1925, one bear said “open sesame,” never to return either to Ben or the man who paid him for the bear. Leavenworth "open sesamed,” for Ben for two years. Freed of the “bear,” jolt “Skipper” Ben dug deep into the hold of his Ark and drew out five female minks. A Nebraskan bought the minks for $75. They never arrived in the prairie state. Again “Skipper” Ben dry-docked at Leavenworth penitentiary. * Several months ago he was per mitted to return to his Ark. He scraped the barnacles off her, brushed out the cobwebs, and with every mental engine purring set out to sell a pair of red foxes to John L. Flinchpaugh, Kirksville, Mo. “I sold the foxes to him and col lected S2O for them,” related “Skip per’ ’Ben today in the jail. a tt u NO I didn't have any foxes, but I knew where I could get a good pair. But it seems, it seems, he wanted A-No-I foxes and of course that’d take more time to get. I could of got him “No. 2’s, or three’s or four’s,” explained Ben in all serious ness. But when Flinchpaugh wants his foxes, he wants them regardless of sizes and so he reported “Skipper” Ben’s “ark-ic” methods to postal authorities. Ben was bound over to the federal grand jury Tuesday and remanded to jail in default of $3,000 bond. “I’m through with animals,” said Ben. “I never owned one in my life, but I’m through with them.” STATE OFFICE FILLED Mayr Names Claude Dozier to Criminal Post. Chief Claude Dozier of the Sulli van police force will replace Forrest Huntington as investigator for the state criminal bureau, Jan. 15, it was announced today by Secretary of State Frank Mayr Jr. Joe Stipp of the Indiana state prison at Michigan City is said to be a candidate for the position of bureau chief held by E. L. Osborne, Lafayette, Republican ar.d friend of Governor Harry G. Leslie. The chief must be approved by the Gov ernor, although appointed by Mayr. BUDGET~ REPORT DUE Members of State Committee Slated to Hand Draft to Governor. Under the Indiana law. members of ‘i:e state budget committee were to report to the Governor today with the first draft of the biennial appropriation bill. The final draft is to be submitted to the ways and means committee of the house of representatives by Jan. 26. PENNSY PLACES ORDER Request for 200.000 Tons of Steel Rails Made Today. By United Bret* PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 7. —The Pennsylvania railroad today placed with four large American steel manufacturers, orders for 200.000 tons of steel rails, it was announced at general offices of the Pennsyl vania. At prevailing prices today's order w fk approximate $6,500,000. Unsettled with rain tonight or Thursday; somewhat warmer with lowest temperature tonight about 35. "Skipper” Ben L. Reese, ensconced in his chair on the bridge of his latest barge, the “ Jail-Cell” awaiting trial by the government for out-Noahing Noah when it came to releasing animals from an ark and collecting money for them. JEFFREY TO ACT ONROWBOTTOM Prosecution Decision Up to U. S. Attorney. Determination of possible prose cution in the postoflfice scandal, re volving around alleged “sale” of po sitions by Harry E. Rowbottom, con gressional representative from the First Indiana district, today rested with George R. Jeffrey, federal dis trict attorney. Tills statement was made today to press correspondents at Wash ington by William D. Mitchell, at torney-general. Mitchell said he had forwarded files and records on information in the matter to Jef frey. The attorney-general said whatever action is taken, if any, will rest with Jeffrey and the federal grand jury here. According to Mitchell the depart ment of justice has made no de cision on procedure in the case and a special prosecutor will not be as signed to the Indianapolis court un less Jeffrey requests such action. Mitchell said the department has not determined which of several laws, that appear to have been vio lated, would be selected as the basis of a grand jury probe. Investigations by the postoffice department led to the dismissal of four postmasters in the First In diana district. Hourly Temperatures 6a. m 30 10 a. m 30 7a, m 30 11 a. m 30 Ba. m 30 12 (noon).. 30 9a. m 30 Ip. m 30 CITY MAN IGNORES HEIRS, LEAVES WOMAN $200,000 Court battles to retain an estate that the late William Henry Stout, local wholesale fruit dealer, left her in opposition to heirs, was opened in probate court today by Mrs. Louise B. Woerner, former Indian apolis woman, to whom Mr. Stout left all his possessions. Mr. Stout died in Van Nuys, Cal., after residing there seven years with Mrs. Woerner and her husband, Frank Woerner, former Indianapolis lawyer. The lasting affection of Mr. Stout for Mrs. Woerner resulted in his leaving an estate of about $200,- 000 in real and personal property to her when he died Monday. Frank B. Ross, attorney for Mrs. Woerner said today. Ross asked Judge Smiley N. Chambers to name a special admin ‘WORTHLESS’ PATENT IS SOLD FOR 22 MILLIONS By United Press CHICAGO, Jan. 7.—Sale for more than $22,000,000 of an oil “cracking” patent which long has been re garded as worthless today restored Mrs. Lolita Sheldon Armour to the commanding position in American finance once held by her husband, the late J. Ogden Armour. The news that Mrs. Armour and a number of other persons suddenly had acquired unexpected millions became known late Tuesday night when the Shell Union Oil Corpora tion and the Standard Oil Company of California announced purchasing the Universal 401 Products Com INDIANAPOLIS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1931 2 POLICEMEN ARE WOUNDED BYJUNMAN Search North Side District for Man Suspected of Shooting Officers. TRAPPED, BUT ESCAPES Companion Is Held, but Maintains He Had Been Kidnaped. Although several squads still searched the district north of the state fairground, police early this afternoon believed that Carl Tate, 25, of 4550 Caroline avenue, had slipped through their net and es caped. They sought him as the gunman who shot down two policemen in a gunfight in an alley near Thirtieth street and Northwestern avenue early today. His companion then, and another man, George Mears, 618 Virginia avenue, are held at police head quarters for questioning. Mears, who owned the auto in which Tate is believed to have escaped after the shooting, admitted he had loaned the car to Tate Tuesday night, police said. Cornered, but Escapes He escaped after two detectives cornered him behind his parents’ home, and is believed to have been wounded as the detectives and two patrolmen fired more than a dozen times as he ran up an alley in the early morning gloom. At 9 a. m. Mrs. R. H. Wilke, 4414 Baltimore avenue, saw Tate be tween two sheds near her home, but did not know then that he was sought by police. When underworld’s guns blazed against the lay early this morning, the second time here since Saturday night when Detective Carl Heck man was slain, Patrolmen Ferdi nand H. Finchum, 29, and Owen Tevelin, 39, were victims. Finchum is in a critical condition at city hospital with a bullet wound in the abdomen. Tevelin was struck in the thigh, and taken home after the flesh wound was dressed. At the hospital late today a blood transfusion was, made to enable Finchum to live. After two brother policeman had offered their blood and it was refused after tests, Joseph Shepard, night reporter on the In dianapolis Star, offered his blood and it was accepted. Shot During Search Inspecting alleys because of re cent robberies in the neighborhood, Finchum and Trevelin drove into the thoroughfare where the shoot ing took place, and saw two men slink against a wall. Ordering the men to stand still they searched them. “Look what I found on this guy,” Finchum said, taking a flashlight and two chisels from pockets of the man believed to be Tate. “Then I felt something sting me in the leg, and heard the shots,” Tevelin narrated. “I was holding Thayer. We got out our guns and tried to get the other guy, but he ran away.” Making their way to a garage near by, taking Thayer with them, the patrolmen called headquarters, and search for the gunman was Degun. At police headquarters Thayer maintained he was innocent of any complicity in an intended robbery, declaring he was a taxi driver who had been kidnaped by two gunmen and taken to the spot where the shooting took place. The other man was searching him there when po lice arrived, he asserted. His story obviously was false, de tectives declared. Several times, they said, he mentioned the name of Tate, but police refused to reveal how they obtained information that Tate was the man they sought in the shooting. istrator of the estate, which if al lowed, would set aside the guard ianship of the Fletcher Savings and Trust Company established several years ago for Mt. Stout. Ross said the inheritance left by Mr. Stout comprised a legacy left him years ago. According to court information, eight heirs, among them Erwin C. Stout, 124 West Forty-first street, a nephew, and Mrs. Ross Hoberg, 409 North Pennsylvania street, half sister, are preparing to contest the will, which has not been . filed formally with the court. Mr. Stout had retired from the fruit business here several years before his departure to California. Woerner was a prominent Indian apolis attorney. pany for $22,240,000. Mrs. Armour owned 400 of the 1.000 shares of Universal Products and will receive $8,216,058. Included in the sale was the Dubbs “cracking” process of pro ducing gasoline. It was the patent for this process that the purchasing companies wanted chiefly, it was said. P. C. Dubbs of Chicago, who in vented the “cracking” process which Armour backed for several years without success, will receive $3,582.- 045 of the money derived from the sale, it was said. Some others who will benefit by JOBLESS DOUBLED SINCE LAST APRIL; SAYS COL. WOODS Number Now Near 5,000,000, Senate Group Is Told by Hoover Employment Chief. By United Prrst WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.—Chair man Arthur Woods of the Presi dent’s emergency empoyment com mittee, told the senate appropria tions committee today that unem ployment was doubled in the United States since the April 1 census. He attributed to poverty and lack of jobs a direct relationship with crime. Woods said the April census fig NUTT SAYS NORRIS IS NOT ‘IN PARTY’ Last Honor Paid Joffre at Funeral By United Press PARIS, Jan. 7.—France mourned her “savior,” Marshal Joseph Joffre, with all the splendor due one of the generation’s outstanding heroes as the old soldier’s funeral procession passed through the streets of Paris from Notre Dame cathedral to the Invalides today. Joffre’s body was placed in a cir cular sacristy inside a square tent, draped with black and violet, at the Invalides. Battle flags were ar ranged in the formation of mount ing guard. A Napoleonic bronze stood in each of the four corners around the marshal’s resting place. The three remaining marshals of France Henri Petain, Hubert Lyauty and Louis Franchet D’Espe rey—with Walter E. Edge, United States ambassador, bore the mar shal’s funeral pall. Joffre’s body will remain at the Invalides until a mausoleum is con structed on his country estate near Paris. A million persons lined the route, followed by the marshal’s cortege in its journey across the city. Many thousands stood silently for hours waiting for the procession to start. The grateful farewell of France was voiced by Minister of War Louis Barthou in a funeral oration at the Invalides. Requiem mass was celebrated at 9:02 a. m. at Notre Dame cathe dral, where Joffre's body had re mained during the night. Leslie Reported Better Governor Harry G. Leslie was re ported recovering from an attack of tonsilitis at his home today. He is expected to be ready to deliver his biennial message to the legislature Thursday. FLETCHER TRUST BUYS CITIZENS STATE BANK With announcement of acquisi tion of and plans to reopen the Citizens State bank. 2602 West Michigan street, the Fletcher Sav ings and Trust Company this after noon hit anew, optimistic cord in Indianapolis bank ing. The Citizens bank, closed by the state banking de partment Dec. 30, will be reopened Thursday, under full protection and control of the city wide system of Fletcher Trust banks. Evans Woollen, president of the Fletcher bank, an- Torrence nounced purchase of the west side institution following a special meet ing of the trust company’s directors at noon today. Under reorganization of the bank, located in Haughville, George P. Torrence, vice-president of the Link Belt Company, and a director of the bank, will become its president, and directors will be Stowell C. Wasson, manager cf the National Malleable Iron and Steel Castings Company; John W. Pullen, formerly president of the Citizens bank; Woollen, and Leland Crawford, treasurer of the Fletcher Savings and Trust Com pany. Discussing reopening of the west side bank by the Fletcher system, Luther F. Simons, state banking commissioner, said: “The taking over of the Citizens State bank of Haughville by Fletch- the sale are Hiram J. Halle of New York and Natoma corporation, who will receive $3,210,411 each. Alex ander F. Reichmann, attorney, will receive $1,402,700, and Frank L. Belknar, attorney, will receive $755,- 350. Other stockholders will receive smaller shares. Behind the announcement of Mrs. Armour's fortune is one of the most amazing stories in the history of American finance. Years ago, J. Ogden Armour, then at the height of his financial career as a meat packer, became interested in oil “cracking” experiments. During the World war. Armour ures had shown 2,500,000 completely unemployed. He estimated the number now to be between 4,000,000 and 5,000,000. He said, however, there was evi dence of the “beginning of an in dustrial evolution in dealing with the unemployment problems.” Where employers formerly had discharged men on a wholesale scale at the first intimation of de pression, Woods said there now was a tendency to keep them on the pay roll, on part time if necessary. Didn’t Condone Secret War on Nebraskan by Lucas, Nye Group Told. By United Press WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.—Joseph R. Nutt of the Republican nation al committee told the Nye commit tee today he did not condone the secret pre-election campaign against Senator Norris (Rep., Neb.), but that he believed Norris did not be long in the party. Nutt said Robert H. Lucas, execu tive director, “had no authority and would have been advised against” his concealed attack upon the in surgent Nebraska Republican. Nutt said that his action in loan ing Lucas $3,500 to take up the note with which Lucas financed the anti-Norris campaign was "purely a personal matter.” He said that he did not consider it putting him back of Lucas in the Norris matter. Attempts to take the drought re lief bill from Speaker Longworth’s desk for action by the house failed again today. Reference to conference again was blocked by Representative La Guardia (Rep., N. Y.), who insisted the bill should be sent back to com mittee to provide aid for city suf ferers. Democratic members sought vainly to get immediate considera tion by the house. The bill was sent back to the house Monday after the senate, on motion of Senator Caraway (Dem., Ark.) had added $15,000,000 for hu man food to the $45,000,000 already authorized in the administration measure. Senator Joseph T. Robinson (Ark.), minority leader, recieved a telegram today from Governor Par nell of Arkansas, appealing for con tinued help from the Red Cross and the federal government, as well as additional appropriations for food. The deadlock on disposition of the government’s Muscle Shoals power plant was broken today when a conference between committees of the two houses of congress reached tentative agreement on government distribution of electric power from the great plant on the Tennessee river. er Savings and Trust Company is a happy solution of the situation, which might otherwise have worked a great hardship on many people in that section of Indianapolis.” When closed, the Citizens bank carried approximately five thou sand accounts for business houses and individuals in its territory ULYSSES G. LEEDY, NOTED DRUM MAKER, DIES HERE Ulysses G. Leedy, 63, of 5206 Grandview drive, former nationally known drum maker and prominent in music circles for many years, died today at the Robert Long hos pital. He was taken to the hospital Fri day. Death was due to heart trou ble. Mr. Leedy first entered business in Indianapolis in 1898 after he had made drums for members of bands with which he had traveled for sev eral years. In 1903 the company was incorporated as the Leedy Manufacturing Company snd grew to be one of the most prominent percussion instrument firms in the world. Two years ago Leedy sold his in terests to the Conn Instrument Company of Elkhart. However, Mr. Leedy then aided in organization of the General Products Corporation of Indianapolis, now operated by his son, Edwin H. Leedy. Mr. Leedy was born in Hancock “plunged” and obtained large gov ernment contracts for delivery of meat to Europe. He then was re puted to be worth $150,000 000. The end of the war brought about his financial downfall, as his com pany was caught with millions of dollars worth of high priced meats on their hands and no market for them. It was said that Armour’s personal fortune shrunk at the rate of $1,000,000 a day for months after the Armistice. When his estate was closed in probate court a year ago, an insolvency shown. Entered as Second-Class Matter at Post-office. Indianapolis. Ind. LESLIE DEFIED BY LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS; SCORN REGISTRATION BILL ‘TRADE’ Veto Won’t Stop Their Fight, Leaders Tell Governor, Declining Offer for ‘Swap’ to Hamstring Primary. CONFERENCE RESULTS IN DEADLOCK Officials Summoned by State Executive to His Mansion in Effort to Gain Promise of ‘Hands Off/ “Lay off any attempts to bring about extension and re tention of the primary and I’ll be for some kind of registra tion bill.” This, in brief and bluntly, was the legislative tradei offered by Governor Harry G. Leslie to the Indianapolis League of Women Voters, it was disclosed today. Threats of the Governor’s veto of registration proved un availing, it is reported. His visitors even are said to have sug gested that it might be passed over the veto and that the peo ple of the state have the last say in such matters. Governor Leslie constantly has declared he has no inter est in legislative trading and that he is in the executive branch of the Indiana govern ment. The league women are talking to day of Monday’s exception to this Leslie rule. The Governor himself took all the steps toward trading, it was learned. He called the league and asked that Mrs. Thomas Sheer in, presi dent of the Indianapolis League of Women Voters, and Mrs. Frank D. Hatfield, member of the state board of the Indiana League, confer with him at the gubernatorial mansion last Monday. They did call, it was admitted at Leslie’s office today, but they were accompanied by Mrs. S. N. Camp bell, second vice-president of the BANKER CONFESSES THEFT OF $153,000 BOY BANDITS GET $45 Two Youths, About 18, Hold Up City Grocery and Escape. Two youths, about 18, held up the Hyman Gurvitz grocery, 1533 Mont calm street, Tuesday night, escaping with about $45, police were told. FLIERS AT BERMUDA Payload Plane Ends First Leg of Sea Flight. By United Press HAMILTON, Bermuda, Jan. 7 The seaplane Tradewind, carrying Mrs. Beryl Hart and Lieutenant William S. MacLaren on a projected flight from New York to Paris, ar rived here at 1 p. m. today from Norfolk, Va. The cabin plane carrying the red haired widow and her flying in structor made a quick and easy flight from Norfolk, which it left at 6:09 a. m. Purpose of the flight project is to demonstrate the feasibility of a reg ular commercial air route between Europe and America via Bermuda and the Azores. Mrs. Hart and MacLaren are carrying the first “payload.” county in 1867. His parents moved to Fostoria, 0., when he was 4 and Mr. Leedy received his schooling there. His first regular engagement as a drummer was v/ith the Great East ern band at Cedar Point, O. After several years on the road Mr. Leedy was trap drummer at the English opera house for ten years. Mr. Leedy was prominent in Ma sonic circles, being a member of Scottish Rite and Knights Templar in addition to the Masonic lodge. Surviving him. in addition to Ed win H. Leedy. are the widow, Mrs. Zoa Hachet Leedy; another son, Eugene Leedy, now studying m Paris, France, and two daughters, Miss Mary Isabelle and Miss Doro thy Leedy, both of Indianapolis. Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but services proba bly will be held at 2:30 Friday aft ernoon at the residence. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery. In 1926, Mrs. Armour lent her husband $1,000,000, which, it was said, he needed to fulfill an obliga tion in the west. He gave her the 400 shares of Universal Products stock as security. It was said he originally had invested between $3,000,000 and $4,000,000 in the “cracking” process experiments. After Armour’s death in 1926, his credtors refused to place any value upon the stock which Mrs. Armour held. Now she has sold it 2or more than eight million dollars. Her $1,000,000 investment has yielded something more than 800 per cent In four years. * HOME TWO CENTS ,“ga state organization, who therefore became a sort of side dish the Gov ernor hadn't ordered. But, anyway, the bargaining went on. Knowing the League has ready for introduction a registration bill, sim ilar to the one he pocket vetoed at the last session, the Governor is reported to have come out flatly with his plan. He will favor some sort of “in expensive registration measure,” but any registration is expensive and primaries are more so. So the quetion aries will the league refrain from agitation for the primary and in return receive an o. k. from the Governor on a registration measure? It is reported the women made no such promise. They are for their registration bill and for the pri mary idea, although not having a definite bill in mind regarding the latter. Edwardsville (III.) Fugitive Arrested Operating Theater Here. Routed from the small movie the ater that marked the last vestige of an admittedly embezzled fortune, Frank B. Sanders, 45, of 1010 Ash land avenue, today faced a charge of embezzling $153,000 from a bank at Edwardsville, 111. Detectives arrested him Tuesday at the Mecca theater, Noble street and Massachusetts avenue, where, posing under the name of Frank Barnes, he was cleaning up the playhouse for Tuesday night’s show. Sanders, when arrested, admitted he had embezzled the money from the Illinois institution and that he had “spent, squandered and lost” most of it. He said he had owned two other theaters in Illinois after fleeing from Edwardsville in June, but because he feared his identity wolud be learned, came to Indian apolis four months ago. Cashier for 12 Years He told detectives he “didn’t have any money” and was trying to maintain himself and wife through operation of the theater. According to information from Edwardsville, Sanders was the trusted cashier of the institution for twelve years and a dominant busi ness man there for several years. He was respected and, even after the bank steal had been discovered, officials declined to prosecute him During the delay in starting prosecution, Sanders fled the city. Since then the hunt was continued w T ith SI,OOO reward offered for his arrest He had been reported in several cities of the country and in Italy since filing of the indictment in the Illinois court, Jufie 9, 1930. Returned for Trial Immediately after his arrest, Sanders was returne to Edwards ville by Harry Odum, deputy sheriff of Granite City, 111., for trial. Sanders said that after fleeing from Edwardsville, he took part of the funds to start two theaters in Illinois. Mrs. Sanders, broken after the arrest of her husband, told local police whatever profits San ders had obtained from operation of the small theaters had Been spent In their moves about the country. RENEW WAR ON CRIME Extraordinary Grand Jury Sworn in at Chicago to Probe Police. By United Press CHICAGO, Jan. 7.—An extraordi nary grand jury to investigate the Chicago police department was convened today by Chief Justice John P. McGoorty of the criminal court, and charged with the sola duty of breaking up “the triple *!- liance of crime, politics and police.’* FIRST 100 YEARS OVER Ready for Next Hundred, Woman Comments on Birthday. By Cnitfd Press SALEM, Mass., Jan. 7.—“ Now I'm ready for the next hundred years.” Mrs. Edith B. Spalding told friends who called to congratulate her on her 100th birthday anniversary. She was married ten years before the Civil war.