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THEY'RE IN THE STRETCH, 'RUCK' SETTING_PACE! Only Six More Days Until the King Is Crowned, So Vote, Boys, Vote! SKULL STANDINGS Sheriff Charles (Buek) Sumner.. O.MS Je*e McClure 2,*50 Cheeter H. Jackeon 520 Frank C. Riley Mil (loonier Pele 427 Capt. '‘Louie” Johnson 515 Ira P. Haymaker 201 Al Farb Jftfi Tracy Cox 15k Hiiah McGowan 170 Added ctartera with 100 vote* or more: Mayor Rerinald H. Sullivan, W. L. Shlrkel. Georee L. Winkler. L. Ert Slack, Alf Hoaaton. Georee M. Foland, Judee Frank P. Baker. Police Chief Mike Morrissey. The first Brown Derby with drawal was announced today by the Chinstrap News Bureau and its manager, Major Hoople. The Egad Boy, who also is a judge in the derby contest, announced the receipt of a leter from Timothy P. Sexton, county treasurer-elect, withdrawing his candidacy and votes in favor of Sheriff “Buck” Sumner, leading ivory hunter. Sexton’s letter says: “I would like to withdraw in favor of our amiable .Theriff, Charles Sumner, tir* xcr? oallots sent in voting for :ue I wish you would kindly credit to Mr. Sumner.” ‘Egad,’ Says the Major “Egad, lads,” said the major, “but it is a pity to see one of our good ly number desert the tourney lists 111 favor of another. Hmpf! You |an fancy the. consternation with Ihich I received Mr. Sexton’s letter. . “It just can’t be done, Mr. Sex ton, crediting your votes to Mr. Sumner. Hmpf! Egad! Your withdrawal stands, but you must tell your multitude of admirers to cast their own ballots for the sheriff. “Now I’ll never forget the time I was in Africa with the foreign le gion. .. . The day was hot. .. . Camels were thirsty . . . that day in the Sahara when one of my compatriots deserted the ranks . . . Egad, the . . But at this juncture the major’s adam's apple lost its core, and as he was trying to recover both, Jo-Jo, the dog-faced judge, announced that Sheriff Sumner still held his lead with 9,918 ballots to Jesse McClure’s 1C,750. Only Six More Days “Remember,” declared Jo-Jo, “only six days of balloting for the wearer of the brown lid are left. The last ballot will be printed Sept. 9. The new knob king will be an nounced Sept. 10. “Then on the night of Sept. 11 at the Indiana state fair the monarch of hat headaches will be crowned and receive the bronze plaque as the city’s most distinguished citi zen.” Derby starters with less than 500 ballots by Friday will be left at the post. Today’s ballot is due in Jo-Jo’s office at The Times by Friday eve ning at 5 p. m. Don’t forget to look for the skull measurements in Friday’s Times. Leading candidates with their smil ing mugs, hairless or hairy domes, and their actual head-size, will be shown. The photos will enable voters to count the hairs in their favorite’s head, give demerit marks for dandruff-wearers, sideburns and convict tonsorial work. Vote early, often, and quickly. Buy, beg, or steal your ballots. C’mon the derby’s hitting the stretch! SEPTEMBER Ito 4 . ♦ ♦ Extra Days of Interest For Savings Depositors Savings deposits made by you at any Fletcher Trust Bank on or before Friday, September 4, will pay you interest from September 1. Profit by this offer. Make a deposit early—on or before the 4th —and receive interest for the entire month of September. Profit, too, by the advantages which Fletcher Trust offers to savings depositors. For safety, for convenience, for an attractive rate of interest and for good service save at the Fletcher Trust Bank in your neighborhood. This branch is protected by capital funds of more than $3,000,000. 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S^MmS _ A FRAYED lodge apron and a membership in the Masonic order of Ireland may bring to James D. Buchanan, 2940 North Pennsylvania street, a portion of the estate of William Buchanan. The city man is one of the numerous claimants to the estate of the cousin of President James Buchanan. The apron and the membership were handed down by Buchanan's grandfather to his father and then to him. The Masonic certificate in the possession of Buchanan is that of William Buchanan and was regis tered in the Grand Lodge of Ire land at Dublin on Dec. 31, 1817. The apron has been handed down with the certificate. tt st tt BUCHANAN used the apron when he attended lodge nights at Lebanon lodge, Boone No. 9. Masonic figures on the apron are frayed by time. The certificate is frazzled by age. “I’ll probably give the apron NEW SILENCER KEEPS NOISE OUT OF ROOM Maxim’s Latest Invention Result of Sleepless Nights in Hotel. By United Press NEW YORK, Sept. 2.—Hiram Maxim’s new room silencer, a box like device which muffles offensive city noises such as riveting ma chines and auto horns, now is ready for commercial use. The 62-year-old inventor, who spent a sleepless night in a noisy hotel room two years ago and de cided to devote his genius to the problem, referred to the device as “the culmination of my life work.” He demonstrated a model here. It consists of a metal box about twelve inches high and ten inches deep which muffles sound, venti lates the room, and filters the air. The device costs about SBS and is run by electricity. James D. Buchanan with his 100-year-old lodge apron and the Masonic membership with which he hopes to obtain a slice of the vast Buchanan millions. and certificate as a relic to some Masonic order —but not now. I’ll keep it until we find out how much it’ll bring us from the es tate,” Buchanan said. Buchanan is married, but has no children. “There’ll be nobody to hand the apron to when I die,” he says. He is a salesman for Walrus Manufacturing Company, Deca tur, 111. WHOSE BROWN DERBY? : (Sept. 2) What Indianapolis man ivill be crowned ivith the BROWN DERBY at the celebration of “Indianapolis Day ” at the Indiana State Fair on Sept. 11? What man will win the bronze plaque that goes with the Derby? tt tt tt a tt st Clip out this coupon and mail or bring to The Indianapolis Times. Just write your choice on dotted line. Vote early and often. OFFICIAL BROWN DERBY BALLOT To the Editor of The Times: I * Please crown with ! the Brown Derby as Indianapolis’ most distinguished citizen. ! THE INDIANAPOLIS TIMES SCHOOL DEFICIT FORCING 8-CENT HIKEJNJAXES Warren Township Aroused by Charges of Trustee’s Funds Waste. Burdened by a $50,000 school fund deficit, which the state board of accounts charged is due to “exces sive and illegal expenditures” by a former trustee, taxpayers of War ren township today face at least an 8-cent raise in their tax rate. After wrangling for three hours, 800 taxpayers who met at the War ren Central high school Tuesday night advised Charles M. Walker, trustee, and his advisory board to launch a bond issue to cover the deficit. They failed to agree on whether they world curtail the school term from nine to eight months to cut expenditures further next year. Walker and his advisory board met today to decide this question. Walker stated the board contem plated levying a tax rate of ap proximately $1.20 for the comjng year, compared with $1.12 last year. If the township would pay back the whole deficit in one year, it would raise the tax rate 33 cents on each SIOO property. The bond issue covers a ten-year period. When irate citizens at the meet ing demanded: “What's happened to our money?” E. P. Brennan of the state board of accounts cited a report which followed a probe of former Trustee W. H. Cooper’s books. This report disclosed Cooper had spent more than $21,000 for plumb ing bills on the comparatively new Warren high school building in two years. The accounts board de clared Cooper had paid a plumbing contractor “excessive wages.” “If you want to know where your . On the Run! By United Press KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 2.—William H. Snyder, 90. Kalamazoo’s oldest Civil war veteran, landed after his first autogiro ride. “How was it, Bill?” he was asked. “It was more fun,” he re plied, “than the second battle of Bull Run.” money has gone,” Walker answered the aroused citizens, “look at that ‘fancy’ slop sink just outside the schoolhouse door that cost the township $400.” Cooper left a note of $40,000 and $4,500 in unpaid bills for his suc cessor, Walker declared. _ Several taxpayers favored curtail ing the school term, while others protested it would endar-ger rating of the high school, which is classed as one of the best rural schools in the state. Virgil Stinebaugh, former state school inspector, addressed the meeting, urging the citizens to con tinue the school period of nine months. Members of the advisory board, who will decide the matter, are: Charles Bullman, G. C. Vansickle and Henry Folkening. SCANS MOONEY SUIT * Old English Law Studied in Latest Move. By United Press SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 2.—Dis trict Attorney Mathew Brady stud ied English laws of mediaeval times today in quest of an answer to a suit in equity brought by Thomas J. Mooney as his latest move for release from San Quentin prison. _ Brady was granted ten days to file an answer in the unusual case. Mooney’s attorneys, John E. Weise and Carl Shinn, said they used the ancient English common law code in preparing their ease. Mooney, convicted of complicity in the 1916 Preparedness day bomb outrage here, and sentenced to a life term, filed the suit against Bray and the city and county of San Francisco. He charged his conviction was obtained by fraudu lent means, pointing out that one of the principal witnesses against him latex recanted and another was once indicted for perjury. J PETTH DRY GOODY CO. 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BY RAYMOND CLAPPER United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Sept. 2.—As Pres ident Hoover’s new unemployment relief organization begins to dig in, there are faint whiffs in the air which suggest that something of the atmosphere ol his volunteer war time food administration is about to be involved. Administration leaders recognize that success of this relief effort will depend upon stimulation of the volunteer spirit. If this fails, fed eral relief, supported sooner or later by heavier taxes, is likely to be forced through congress, according to the prevailing view here. President Hoover, through his ex perience as war-time food admin istrator, knows better than any one else how it is possible to induce the country voluntarily to make great er-sacrifices than could be obtained through compulsion. In Walter S. Gifford he was selected to lead this undertaking the man who headed the council of na tional defense during the war and who is intimately familiar with the technique used by the civilian ad visory agencies then. As in that period, important business men, regardless of party affiliations are being drawn into the work. Owen D. Young, head of General Electric, a Democratic pres idential possibility, has been placed in charge of the committee to mob ilize relief resources. The committee roster is dotted with survivors of the war-time agencies—such outstanding Demo crats as Newton D. Baker, Bernard Baruch and Edward N. Hurley. Key men are being chosen in every state, without regard to party. Al most invariably they are business men, a characteristic of Hoover committees. He trusts their admin istrative and organizing ability, and Fer H-ek’s Sake By United Press FREEPORT. HI., Sept. 2 Marriage should save ink and ward off writer’s cramp for Miss Hilda Pavlopolos. 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Sept. 2.—Treat ment of Mexican nationals in the United States may lead to “com plications between neighbors.” President Pascual Ortiz Rubio said today in his annual message to congress. The president said relations with all foreign countries had been serene, but mentioned that Mexico had been active in protecting the interests of her nationals in the United States, “where their inter ests sometimes are prejudiced by abusive application of the immigra tion laws or by violer-e, as in the case of the deaths of some of our countrymen.” Ortiz Rubio committed his ad ministration to a tariff policy “frankly and highly protectionist.” The president said the present United States tariff partly was re sponsible for a reduction of Mexi can exports.