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POPE ASSAILS
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
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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.

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