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BIRTH CONTROL AS MORTAL SIN BY THOMAS B. MORGAN United Press Staff Correspondent VATICAN CITY, Jan. B.—Pope Pius today issued a scathing and un equivocal denunciation of the practice of birth control, and of the use of “all modem scientific inventions of men - ’ to deride the sanctity of marriage. In one of the moot forceful and Important recent pronouncements of the Catholic church on modem social questions, the pope condemned divorce, unfaithfulness to marriage vows, attacks on the doctrine of Christian marriage and “exaggerated" physiological education. The an nouncement was made in an encyclical, dated Dec. 31 The encyclical referred to recent “solemn declarations" regarding marriage—apparently the action of the Lambeth bishops conference of the Anglican church which approved the practice of birth control in certain cases—as “errors of the day." HOUSE PASSES 510 DRY LAW Measure Would Modify Jones Act; Deadlock on Drought Aid Unbroken. By L nitrri Press WASHINGTON, Jan B.—’The Stobbs bill, modifying the provisions of the drastic Jones “five and ten" prohibition law, was passed today by the house with the senate amend ments. It now goes to the Presi dent for signature. As amended, the bill will impose the more drastic penalties of the Jones law only on sales of more than a gallon of liquid, or on a per son convicted of a dry law violation within the previous two years. This, it is understood, will make it impossible for a man who merely peddles a half pint to be sentenced to prison for five years, at the same time paying a fine of SIO,OOO. In manufacturing cases, proof of connivance of a second person must be given. Drought Relief Blocked A third attempt in the house to send the drought relief bill to con ference was blocked by Represen tative La Guardia <Rep., N. Y.) For three successive days La Guardia has objected to a confer ence with the senate on the bill unless his proposal to provide food loans for city dwellers is embodied therein. The bill as originally passed by the house calls for appropriation of 545.000.000, as requested by Presi dent Hoover. The senate on Monday added a total of $15,000,000 for loans for human food. La Guardia insists t hat the bill be recommitted to spe cify that city dwellers share in the food loans. In the senate, the drought relief unemployment dispute broke out again when Senator Caraway (Dem., Ark.'*, charged that while the $600,- 000 proceeds from the Army-Navy football game were contributed by people from all over the country, the money was used by the Salva tion Army only in New York. Traiscs Rail Plan “This money," Caraway said, “came from almost every state In he Union—l myself attended it— and yet New York took it and gloated over it.” President Hoover's action in aid ing the new railroad consolidation plan was warmly indorsed in the house by Representative Parker (Rep.. N. Y.), chairman of the in terstate commerce committee. Farker said the proposed merger of eastern roads into four major trunk lines would open the way for expenditures of millions of dollars and provide employment for “tens of thousands of workers who might be idle." President Hoover is expected to ignore the senate’s effort to oust three of his power commissioners, the United Press learned today as the senate moved rapidly toward an open break with the White House over the fitness of the men In ques tion. Majority Leader Watson of the senate confirmed reports concerning Mr. Hoover's plans. “Sham Battle,” Says Watson The President may ask Attorney- General Mitchell for a a ruling on the senate’s constitutional right to reconsideration of the confirmation of George Otis Smith. Marcel Gar saud and Claude L. Draper as power commission members. “It's a sham battle,” Watson said, referring to the motion of Senator AValsh (Dem., Mont.) to recall the confirmations. “The President will not return the papers and the sen ate will be unable to do anything about it.’’ Democratic, Republican and in surgent spokesmen now believe the Walsh motion will be adopted, al though the vote is expected to be close. Republican efforts to limit debate failed Wednesday and it is not assured a vote may be had to day Fight on Muscle Shoals Coincident witli agreement be tween senate and house conferees on tne project for government opera tion of the Muscle Shoals plant, evidence developed that the dis pute on power would be aggravated by a veto if the legislation is en acted. President Hoover advocates private operation. Representative Reece t Rep., Venn.), foremost congressional op ponent of government operation interpreted the agreement as de feating all possible legislation. Reece previously said the President would veto the Norris Muscle Shoals bill, which substantially has what tfcc conferees have sgrefd to, Complete Wire Reports of UNITED PRESS, The Greatest World-Wide Service The Indianapolis Times Mostly fair tonight and Friday; not much change in temperature, lowest tonight 25 to SO. VOLUME 42—NUMBER 208 I The encyclical said that “the .sanctity of marriage is trampled I and derided” openly and with all i sense of shame put aside, “by word of mouth and by writing, by the atrical works, by romantic fiction, by amorous frivolous novels, by the ! cihema., by radio broadcast, in short, j by ail modern scientific Inventions of man.” “Divorce, adultery, all the basest vices are extolled or at least shown in such colors as to appear free from all reproach," the pope said. a a a THE pope devoted much atten tion to education of young peo ple for married life, advising them to choose their partners carefully because “the basis of happy or un happy wedlock is prepared in the souls of boys and girls during ado lescence.” He deplored conditions which, while resulting in “ready and boun tiful” aid for unmarried mothers and their children, have failed to give or gave “almost grudgingly” the same aid to married mothers and their children. The encyclical said the “wife should be subject to the husband”; but emphasized that such does not deny her liberty nor bid her obey requests not in harmony with rea son. Tile encyclical said that any act impeding procreation is an offense against God and a mortal sin. “The destruction of an unborn child is murder," the encyclical said. a a a THE child occupies first place among the blessings of mar riage, the encyclical said in refer ring to conjugal fidelity and the sacramental nature of the marriage contract. It added that the duty of parents was not concerned solely with begetting children, but also with their education. “Conjugal fidelity requires a sa cred loyalty, one to the other, bound by true love,” the encyclical said. “The wife should he subject to the husband, but this subjection does not deny the liberty which fully belongs to woman in view of her dignity as a human being and her noble office as wife, mother, and companion. “Nor does it bid her obey her husband’s every request when such is not in harmony with reason. “Fidelity forbids exaggerated li cense, which is not in the best in terests of the family. “Marriage requires on the part of the wife noble obedience.” u a u THE encyclical attacked divorce and assailed the opponents of the theory of the divine origin of marriage as tamperers with a sacred institution. •“The Catholic church, whom God intrusted with the guardianship of integrity, purity and morals, is standing erect in the midst of the moral ruin surrounding her, m order that she may preserve the chastity of the nuptial union rom’ being defiled by this foul stair, “She raises her voice as token of divine ambassadorship through our mouth and proclaims anew tiut any use whatever of matrimony exer cised in such a way that the act is deliberately frustrated in its natural power to general life is an offense against the law’ of God and the law of nature. “Those who induge in such are branded guilty of grave sin. “Any circumstances such as health and economic conditions do not constitute an excuse for frustration of the marriage act.” Referring to eugenics, the en cyclical said: “Any fraction which may be called sterilization of the physically unfit is against the law of God. Every man is sacred. Public mag istrates should be given no power to harm their integrity except where a grave crime has occurred.” 250,000 NEED FOOD Arkansas Situation Critical, Red Cross Chief Says. By United Press ST. LOUiS. Mo., Jan. B.—More than 250,000 persons in Arkansas will be dependent upon the Amer ican Red Cross for food before Feb. 15, Albert Evans, mid-west disaster relief director of the organization, predicted today in an interview with the United Press. Evans, w’ho just has returned to district headquarters here after a survey of the Arkansas situation, said the disaster resulting from last summer's drought “has yet to reach it’s peak.” CHARGE COP COLLUSION Detroit Prosecutor Flays Close Gang Alliances. ... By United Press DETROIT, Jan. B.—The assassin ation of Jerry Buckley, potflar ra dio announcer, and the series of gang killings which preceded it last summer “resulted from a close al liance between Italian gangsters and those in the police department who were responsible for controlling these gangsters." This sensational charge of police and underworld collusion was voiced bg jppsecutqr Barrg S. Tog todag. BRAND GUNMAN HIRED SLAYER OF JAKELINGLE St. Louis Gangster Taken Back in Hiding After Charge Is Made, ARRESTED ON DEC. 21 Accuse Leo V. Brothers at Dramatic Parley With Press, By United Press CHICAGO, Jan. B.—Leo V. Broth ers was spirited back into hiding today by the county authorities who introduced him to Chicago news papermen in a dramatic meeting at midnight as the man w’ho killed Alfred J. Lingle, underworld re porter for the Chicago Tribune. Having parted the curtain of secrecy surrounding the case long enough to reveal the first major result of their amazing man hunt, the authorities again instituted the strict censorship that has kept the Lingle case in the realm of rumor almost seven months. Meanw’hiie the United Press learned that the 31-year-old St. Louis gunman, after being held incommunicado since his arrest Dec. 21, probably would be charged with the Lingle murder some time today. If this action is taken he will be arraigned Friday and held for indictment by the grand jury. Identified by Witnesses Nine witnesses, without reserva tion, have named the 6-foot blonde with the steady blue eyes as the man w’ho shot Lingle in the back of the head in an Illinois Central pedestrian subway on last June 9. Although the shot that killed Lingle may have touched off the series of gang murders which has occurred here since June, the wit nesses w r ere said to have accused Brothers without qualification or hesitation. John A. Swanson, state’s attorney, indicated today that several other persons who saw the subway mur der would be given a chance to look at Brothers before his case is given to the grand jury. Brothers’ arrest was announced early today at a dramatic meeting according to carefully prearranged plans. Newspaper men were summoned by telephone to the Lingle “board of strategy’s” skyscraper offices. They waited In a corridor until arrange ments had been completed inside. Silent to Questions Seated in a comer of one of the offices, guarded by a detective, was Brothers. The newspaper men took chairs facihg him. “Gentlemen” Pat Roche, state attorney’s investigator, announced with a dramatic gesture toward Brothers. “This is the slayet of Jake Lingle.” Brothers stared steadily across a table, his misty blue eyes unwaver ing, his attitude one of repose. The reporters attempted to question him, but he pressed his lips firmly together. “Where were you on June 9—the day Lingle was slain?” the reporters asked. Brothers did not answer. Roche was besieged with ques tions, but he waved toward Detec tive Michael Casey to take Brothers away before he and Swanson w’ere ready to answer. Hours Taken in Narrative Then Swanson and Roche began the narrative of Brothers’ arrest. Hour after hour passed, but still the story continued. Reporters came and went, but Roche and Swanson remained, supplying de tails of the original sketch. It was 6 a. m. before they paused for breakfast. Brothers, posing as Leo Bader, a motion picture operator since Lingle's death, was arrested through a woman’s quick-witted scheme in his south side apartment Dec. 21, and has been held secretly, without charge, in a hotel room, while in vestigators piled up evidence against him. Girl Aids in Capture Roche’s former secretary, Miss Rose Huebsch, who occupied an apartment across from Brothers,’ supplied the ruse, a faked telephone call, that tricked Brothers out of his apartment, after investigators had watched it all night, and caused his seizure without a blow. Except for the announcement that Brothers, a tall, powerful, blonde, curly-haired man, was a hired assassin, the motive behind the Lingle murder was unannounced, if known, and the results that have been obtained were kept as secret as his arrest had been. NEW TIMES SERIAL BY ‘TARZAN’ AUTHOR This is THE big news of the day. Legislatures may open, governments may fall, millionaires may elope, stocks may soar, but it all fades into nothingness. For the news paper serial for which thousands have waited for months is here. Starting Wednesday, Jan. 14, in The Times, Edgar Rice Burroughs, famed the world over as the author of the ‘Tarzan’’ stories, presents “Tanar of Pellucidar,” a whirl wind tale of primitive love, the greatest of his great stories. It is the story of a strange world and of strange races that beggars the imagination—an amazing tale of love and hate and war in Pellucidar, a strange world in the center of the earth, a world where time does not exist, a world of savage men, surpassingly beautiful women and pre-historic beasts. . INDIANAPOLIS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 8,1931 All Smiles and Bustle —Now I l||lfl| Suffers Heart Attack The international spy or ifl Citv Hotel ganization, which honeycombed J Europe before the World war. ” V ! floor leader of the Indians, house of " knni,. Wearing smiles, members of the seventy-seventh general assembly came up the statehouse steps to day for the opening session. Vet eran and youngster, all were energy, hustle and bustle. But the sixty-one days of activity will tell, there probably will be no spring in their stride as they leave. Among those pictured here are: Lieutenant Governor Edgar D. Bush, snapped at his desk as he framed his opening message, and above, left to right: Repre sentative Thad S. Adams (Rep., Hendricks) who is a veteran of many assemblies; Representative Geritt M. Bates (Dem., Marion), Senator Lee J. Hartzell (Rep., Allen and Noble) who was elected president pro tem. of the senate at the caucus Wednesday night; Representative Albert F. Wals man (Dem., Marion) former busi ness manager of the school board, and Representative John F. White (Dem., Marion), former city coun cilman and civic leader. MAN IS INJURED BADLYIIN BLAST Acme-Evans Employe Is Burned in Explosion. A terrific explosion in electrical lines of the Acme-Evans Company flour mills, Washington and Black ford streets today rocked the eight story structure, injuring one man seriously. Urban D. (Jack) Moore, 30, of 2342 North Pennsylvania street, a roll tender at the plant, was burned seriously when the twenty-five-foot electrical control hoard on the fourth floor of the structure ex ploded. Believed dead when firemen ar rived, the rescue squad of the de partment headed by Captain George Townsend, resusciated Moore. His face and head were burned by the explosion and a cap he was wearing was charred crisp. Two fingers were torn from his right hand. Moore was screaming after the first aid treatment and was rushed to the city hospital. According to Fred Kennedy, as sistant fire chief, the explosion re sulted from overloading of electrical lines to the flour plant after a tur bine had been burned out by a small fire at the Indianapolis Power and Light Company plant, Washington avenue and Geisendorff street. The power company fire origi nated in a rubbish pile and the dam age at the power building was not serious, firemen said. Hourly Temperatures 6a. m 30 10 a. m 32 7a. m 30 11 a. m 34 Ba. m 30 12 (noon).. 35 9a. m 31 Ip. m 38 i GEORGE SAUNDERS, LEGISLATOR, DEAD Editor of Bluffton Banner Suffers Heart Attack in City Hotel. At the moment his name was be ing advanced in caucus for majority floor leader of the Indiana house of representatives, George L. Saunders of Bluffton, Democratic member of the house and editor of the Bluffton Banner, was stricken with a heart attack Wednesday night at the Claypool and died a few minutes later. Mr. Saunders served in the In diana senate from Wells, Adams and Blackford counties in the 1923 and 1925 sessions of the general assem bly and was returned to the house in succeeding elections from Wells and Adams counties. He introduced and championed in 1927 the resolution for investi gation of political corruption. Mr. Saunders was a member of Governor Leslie’s law enforcement commission and of the Indiana tax survey commission and of the state library committee. Born, in Muncie, Sept. 1,1866, Mr. Saunders came to Portland in 1876. His subsequent newspaper experi ence included work in Washington, Bluffton, Oklahoma City, Westches ter, Pa., and Chicago, and in 1912 he purchased full control of the Bluffton Banner which he operated as a daily newspaper until its mer ger in 1929 with the Bluffton News. He continued as editor of the com bined papers. Mr. Saunders was president of the Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, a past president of the Bluffton Rotary Club and a member of the First M. E. church at Bluffton. Fu neral arrangements have not been completed. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Belle Evans Saunders; a daughter, Mrs. Walter A. Shead, Indianapolis; a brother, Oscar N. Saunders, and a sister, Mrs. C. D. Ames, both of Portland. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 Saturday afternoon in the First M. E. church at Bluffton for Mr. Saunders. The Rev. G. F. Hubbartt, pastor of the church where Saunders had been a member since 1906 will pleach. Burial w’ill be in Fairview cemetery at Bluffton. CITY POLICEMAN SINKING; GRILL TWO IN SHOOTING With r.o suitable donor for a blood transfusion located early this aft ernoon, Patrolman Ferdinand H. Finchum was sinking rapidly at city hosiptal, physicians said. Call for a second blood trans fusion came this morning when Finchum became worse, and though several of his brother policemen offered their blood, tests indicated none was safe to accept. Two suspects in the shooting at Thirtieth street and Northwestern avenue early Wednesday in which he and Patrolman Owen Tevelin were wounded, were being quizzed by detectives today. Meanwhile, search was pressed for a third suspect, who may have been the trigger man in an alley gun bat tle near Thirtieth street and North western avenue, where Finchum and Patrolman Owen Tevelin sought to question robber suspects. Under str: .in of questioning late Wednesday George Mears, 25, of 618 V 2 Virginia avenue, cracked a Into this region two Americans—David Innes and Abner Perry—are plunged while experimenting with a powerful device for boring through the earth’s crust for minerals. Their adventures are woven into a narrative which travels at cyclone pace. The tingling beauty of the love story, the exotic fascination of the Pellucidarian back ground, the breathless suspended-clima?: situations, the sure-fire appeal of Burroughs as a writer of popular fiction combine to make this tale one which will grip the interest of every reader of The Times. You’ll get the opening instalment—a big one—in The Times Wednesday, Jan. 14, starting in the noon edition and running through all editions. Call Riley 5551, now, and ask The Times circulation department to mark you down as a subscriber. SPIES!! The international spy or ganization, which honeycombed Europe before the World war, are operating again. In times of peace they are gathering information of value in war. Magazine articles and books have been written telling of the adventures of these little known, but important cogs in the huge war machines—but practically nothing ever has been revealed about their peace time work, The United Press Associa tions assigned Ralph Heinzen, Paris bureau manager, the task of revealing the present peace time activities of the European espionage systems. This assignment has resulted in six’ articles which will start in The Times on Monday, Jan. 12. WATCH FOR THEM. BANK IS RDBBED AT JOUETVILLE Three Young Bandits Flee With SI,OOO Loot. Three debonair young bandits sauntered into the Jolietville State bank, five miles west of Westfield, on State Road 32 today, held up the cashier* 1 and escaped with about SI,OOO. They speeded west out of the vil lage in a large green sedan, with no one following them. State Police Chief Grover C. Garrett notitfied state police in Lebanon to search for the car. Roy o. Hadley, cashier, was alone in the bank when the trio entered. They were unmasked, well dressed, nice looking, about 28 or 30, and all about 5 feet 10 inches tall, he said. With automatic pistols they forced Hadley to lie on the floor behind the cage while they scooped the money from a drawer and walked out of the bank. little. Willliam Thayer, captured ■ at the scene of the battle, remained stolid in his refusal to give police Information. It was In Mears’ auto that Carl Tate, 29, of 4550 Caroline avenue, escaped after Finchum dropped with a bullet wound in the abdomen and Tevelin was nicked in the hip. When first questioned Mears said he loaned Tate the auto. Breaking down somewhat during the quiz Mears confessed that he was with Thayer and Tate, but said he didn’t know whether he (Mears) manipulated the gun. “I was drunk, dead drunk,” he moaned. “I don’t remember what happened, but I was there. I may have done it.” Tate, Thayer and Mears have criminal records, according to police. District cars u’ere issued riot guns, short barreled shotguns, Wednesday night on orders of Police Chief Jerry E. Kinney. Entered as Seeoml-Class Matter at Postoffiee. Indianapolis. Ind. GOVERNOR ASKS FOR ‘WISE LEGISLATION’ IN MESSAGE TO STATE’S GENERAL ASSEMBLY Lee J. Hartzell Takes Post as President Pro Tem. of Senate; Walter Myers Becomes Speaker of House. TRIBUTE PAID TO GEORGE SAUNDERS Representatives Pause in Tribute to Member Who Died on Eve of Session; Results of Party Caucuses Ratified (Text of Governor Leslie's Message on Page 2) Governor Harry G. Leslie today delivered his biennial message to the legislature at a joint session of the house of representatives and sen ate in the house chamber. The tenor of the message was “enact wise legislation and discour age unwise legislation,” but for the most part the state's chief executive left definition of these terms to the legislators themselves. He pointed out at the beginning that the Constitution provides that he be the executive branch of the government and they the legisla tive. But he also cited the consti tutional provision that the Governor must deliver a message to the legis lature. Closest to specific legislation rec ommended in the message w r as en actment of laws permitting town ships and counties to merge; put ting state aid expenditures under the state board of accounts; cancel ing the free issuance of automo bile license plates to governmental units and officials; limiting the weight load of motor trucks, and abolishing the “fee system" in pub lic offices. Taxation Pressing Problem A “workable, sound and simplified system for registration of voters” also was recommended, details to be developed by the legislators and “work of repealing the primary law should be continued,” he said. “Taxation” the Governor termed the most pressing legislative prob lem. He pointed out that the bur den should be liftedf from real es tate, but asserted he was not con cerned as to the method of this re lief. “An enabling act that would make it possible for townships or counties to combine, thus doing away with much of the overhead of local gov ernment, would provide one means of relief for the taxpayers,” the Governor declared. Citing the work done by the tax survey commission, the Governor took no stand for or against spe cific recommendations made by this or any other of the numerous com missions appointed by himself and whose recommendations long have been in his hands. Give, Advice on Banking Sample of the general trend of the Leslie legislative proposals is the following advice on banking: “Legislation better to protect de positors, creditors and stockholders will help greatly to sustain confi dence and encourage business and industrial activities.” The highway department should “continue” to operate on a “pay as you go” basis, he declared. “Any effort to divert the funds now used for road construction and maintenance would be inadvisable and ill timed,” the Governor con tended. “Moderation and forbearance” were recommended in arriving at reapportionment of the thirteen congressional districts into twelve. Condemns “Superflous Courts” era of the ‘shoe-string* dis trict is gone forever, and the gerry mander should be relegated even as it has been discredited,” he de clared. “Superfluous courts” were con demned. He urged consideration of the crime commisison findings, but said noth ing about advisibility of creating a state department of safety or remedying court procedure. Urging abolition of the “fee sys tem” the chief executive declared: “Fees should go to the govern ment itself, and the individual pub lic officer should be allowed a fair salary commensurate to his services, honestly and efficiently rendered.” State Finances Good, He Says He would improve, but not abol ish oil inspection. State finances and institutions were reported in good shape, but for over-crowding at penal institu tions and the prisoners facing the prospect of Idleness. “The record of the conservation department speaks for itself,” the message asserted. Adoption of the tuberculosis com mission report, setting out a plan for future construction of sanitoria, was urged. There also Is an armory report for consideration, the Governor dis closed. The Lincoln memorial was given a boost and he reported the com missions on railroad legislation and Negro orphans still functioning, with no report yet prepared. OPTIMISTIC FOR 1931 President of Philadelphia Stock Exchange Sees Bosines Gain. By United Press PHILADELPHIA, Jan. B.—A belief that 1931 will witness a gradual restoration of business confidence was expressed by Frank L. New burger, president of the Philadelphia stock exchange, today. .. HOME TWO CENTS Outside Marion County 3 Cent* Wheels of the seventy seventh general assembly of Indiana were set moving to day as the senate and house perfected their organizations in brief sessions, joined to hear the Governor's biennial message and adjourned until Monday, 2 p. m., when actual work will begin. House of representatives drew the largest crowd at opening cere monies. Its galleries and side-aisles were crowded while but few watched the senate open its deliberations. Secretary of State Frank J. Mayr opened the house session. Invoca tion was pronounced by the Rev. Frank S. C. Wicks, pastor of All Souls Unitarian church, and the ninety-nine representatives present were given the oath of office by Curtis W. Roll, supreme court judge. In the senate, meanwhile, Lieu tenant-Govemor Edgar D. Bush opened the session and the Rev. Ambrose Aegerter of Bevllle Avenue Evangelical church, pronounced the invocation. Clarence Martin, su preme court judge, swore in the twenty-six new senators. Ratify Organization Both houses formally ratified or ganization plans laid in caucuses Wednesday night. In the house. Representative Wal ter Myers (Dem., Marion) was elect ed Speaker and took over the gavel from the secretary of state. With out the formality of nomination. Representative James M. Knapp (Rep., Wayne) became minority leader. By acclamation, the following of fices were filled: Principal clerk, Dick Heller, Decatur; assistant clerk, Charles A. Salm, Rockport; principal doorkeeper, Charles G. Rigney, Vigo county. Representatives stood one minute in silent tribute to one of their number who died suddenly Wednes day night—Representative George L. Saunders <Dem., Adams and Wells). Funeral Delegation Named From his colleagues in both par ties and from the Speaker, came resolutions of tribute u’hich were made a special order of business for Tuesday morning at 11. Designated to attend Mr. Saun ders funeral were Sam J. Farrell (Rep., Blackford and Grant), Knapp, J. Frank Smith (Rep., Tip pecanoe), Marmaduke, McStoops (Dem., Knox and Pike), Delph L. McKesson (Dem., Marshall) and Edward E. Eikenbary (Dem., Wa bash). From Representative Martin T. Krueger (Dem., LaPorte) came the suggestion that Mr. Saunders’ chair be draped in mourning. Committee on house rules named by the Speaker was: William J Black, (Dem., Madison) Eikenbary, Jacob Weiss (Dem., Marion) and Knapp. | Senate Elects Hartzell By a roll call vote, the senate ) elected Senator Lee J. Hartzell (Rep., Allen and Noble), president pro tem, Hartzell extending his vote to Senator Walter S. Chambers (Dem., Hancock, Henry and Madi (Tum to Page 3) Assembly Officers Party leaders and principal officers of the Seventy-seventh Indiana general assembly named at Republican and Democratic caucuses Wednes day night, were: SENATE President Pro Tem—Senator Lee J. Hartzell, Ft. Wayne. Majority Caucus Chairman— Senator Roy M. Friedley, Muncie. Secretary—Leland K. Fish back, Richmond. Assistant Secretary—Herman Douglass, Monticello. Postmaster Felix Brown, Bloomington. Minority Floor Leader—Sen ator Walter S. Chambers. New castle. Minority Caucus Leader- Senator Francis J. Lochard, Milan. Minority Caucus Secretary— Senator John C. Gorman. Princeton. HOUSE Speaker— Representative Walter Myers, Indianapolis. Principal Clerk—Dick Heller. Decatur. Assistant Clerk—Charles A. Salm. Principal Doorkeeper— Charles G. Rigney, Vigo county. Minority Leader—Represen tative James M. Knapp, Hag erstown.