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POOL RACKET IS OPENED TO GITY CHILDREN Baseball Lottery Tickets at Penny Apiece Make Appearance. POLICE SEEK SALESMEN Source of Slips Peddled by ‘Baby Bank Robbers’ Is Kept Secret. Purchase of baseball pool tickets, the apparently minor form of gam bling that costs city players thou sands each year, today was thrown open to every child in the city with a penny and sufficient talking abil ity to say, “Gimme a baseball ticket.’’ Any bars which had limited pur chase of tickets to older persons were dropped when thousands of 1-cent tickets flooded Indi anapolis this week. Previously, pur chase of the tickets was limited to those with nickels, dimes and quarters. Those people, mostly adults, spent dollar after dollar with not one chance in thousands to f winning. Now, even a child can purchase one of the tickets with his penny, if the seller refuses to let the buyer’s age interfere with his money making. -MOON •- one-r* f| ■ •i- ‘ Hdependent ’ S*le*C. -1 “ Indianf>olhi c 609 • >• 2Brk N ;21 Mil A Slot Machines Removed Protest was launched several months ago against penny and nickel gambling machines in drug stores. These were played by chil dren in primary grades of school. The protest resulted in most of the machines being re- moved from the ac cess of children. The penny base ball pool tickets have been sold in Indian apolis for the last week. Police are endeavoring to find the operator of the new scheme, but, so far, have failed. Two tickets, pur chased Thursday, show they are dis tributed by the In dependent Sales Company. The or ganization appa rently is an under cover outfit. The firm name - HCON * - ONB .'. Thu .•> . >"v ••• , By v *•*. - a^tfkfrN ps riTCoi a docs not appear in the city or phone directories and persons who know the racket claim they never heard of the firm. At least, they do not know it under that name. Almost No Chance ’ 'Agents for the penny Moon tick ets. issued daily, claim that the low priced tickets were put on the mar ket to save them from inroads of the depression. The market still tarries the higher-priced tickets. Regular players of baseball pool tickets said today that chances to twin on the penny tickets, which nre said to pay a capital sls daily prize, are so slight that the racket is far more of skin game than sale of Jiigher-priced tickets. The tickets are being sold in pool rooms, cigar stores and barber *shops, and by agents who roam the streets and public buildings. MOVE TO END CLASH OVER FISHING RIGHTS Indiana Game Commissioner to See Illinois Representative. A fishermen's war in the Wabash l-iver at Mt. Carmel, 111., may be epded next week at a conference on Tuesday of Walter Shirts, Indiana fish and game commissioner, and a representative of the Illinois com mission. Clash is said to have been started by Indiana wardens who arrested Illinois anglers found on the Hoosier Bide of the river. Illinois wardens retaliated by arresting Indiana fish ermen. Illinois authorities are said to have proposed that residents of the two states be permitted to fish un molsted on either side of the river, provided they have complied with the laws of their respective states. POULTRY - CHIIF SLAIN Association President Is Shot Down by Expelled Member. By United I'rtsa MILWAUKEE. July 30.—Charles V. Sawyer, Hoytville, 0., president of the International Baby Chick Association, was shot to death, and Reese V. Hicks, Kansas City, Mo., executive secretary, was wounded seriously today by C. A. Norman. Knoxville, Tenn., who committed suicide. The shooting occurred at a com mittee meeting, after Norman had been expelled from the association. TROUBLE FOR SPEEDERS Reckless Drivers to Have Another Bad Week-End at Dunes. Another bad week-end looms for motorists who drive recklessly on the Dunes state highway. Chief Grover C. Garrott of the state police announced that ten mo tor policemen, under Lieutenant Wal ter J. Wilson, Chesterton, have been assigned to the Calumet to take reckless drivers in charge. A similar drive last week-end re sulted in fifty-six arrests. _____ The Indianapolis Times Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday; little change in temperature. VOLUME 44—NUMBER 69 Food Given as Poor Aid Poisons 200 Oklahoma City Needy Are Stricken by Sandwiches Donated by Club. By United Press OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., July 30.—Four persons were near death today .and nearly 200 others were ill after eating stale sandwiches do nated to Community camp, a civic relief organization center. Physicians at hospitals, where seventy-five men, women and chil dren were treated, said ptomaine poisoning had been caused by eat ing stale meat in sandwiches left over from a University Club party. Another 100 victims treated in the shack houses of Community camp, located in the North Cana dian river lowlands, were recover ing, attendants reported. Thursday night the University Club held a stag party at the Ram sey country place on Lake Gverhol ser. seven hundred ham, beef and pork sandwiches were prepared. Al most half of them were left over. Faber E. Reid, club manager, called the Salvation Army and of fered the food. Captain Leon J. Thomas took the sandwiches to George Pirie, manager of Community camp, established by the city as a relief center for the unemployed and destitute. CLEARS AGENTS IN RAID RIOTS Woodcock Backs Up Men; Criticises N. Y. Citizens. By United Press WASHINGTON, July 30.—Prohi bition agents concerned in the re cent riotous raids at Alexandria Bay, N. Y., today were cleared of blame by Amos W. Woodcock, pro hibition director. Woodcock said an official investi gation had revealed that while the agents had inflicted some “unneces sary” damage on property, they were blameless in connection with the more serious charges of having inflicted injuries on citizens. Woodcock declared that the pro hibition agents were “severely as saulted’’ by a mob, eventually being rescued by men attending the Span ish war veterans’ convention, then in session at the New York village. Later, he said, a second raid had drawn a second mob which threw sticks and stones at the prohibition investigators. During this riot, Woodcock ex plained, two persons had been in jured, the agents being blameless in both cases, and the mobs re sponsible. Woodcock admitted that some un necessary damage had been done to property. He added that payments would be made in all such cases. Woodcock, added that “better judgment,” would have suggested serving the search warrants at a time other than that of a veterans convention. Hourly Temperatures 6a. m 59 10 at m 74 7a. m 64 11 a. m 74 Ba. m 69 12 (noon).. 78 9 a. m 73 1 p. m 78 SWEEPING VOTE VICTORY IS ‘COIN’ HARVEY’S VISION “The protest against the old par ties is growing in every state. In fact, it is increasing so rapidly that I predict, were the election held to day, the Liberty party would carry California, Oregon, Idaho and Mon tana. By November the protest will become so universal that we will sweep the nation.” This protest is due, Harvey said, to the fact that neither of the major parties has offered any con crete plan for solution of the un employment problem. Seated in an airplane 5.000 feet above Terrre Haute, William H. (Coin) Harvey, presidential candi date of that party, made this pre diction of success. It was the first air trip fer the man who took so prominent a part in the Bryan free silver campaign in 1896, and whose books on money have attained a circulation of sev eral millions. "This is a wonderful civilization and air travel is miraculous,” he said. “It is too bad that the stu pidity of the old political parties has created a condition that threatens the results of ages of endeavor and of eductaion. “Yet that is the exact situation. Only a change of the financial sys Olympics to Open With Spectacular Parade of Stars BY STUART CAMERON United Press Sporta Editor LOS ANGELES, July 30.—Nearly two thousand athletes, dressed in the vari-colored costumes unique to their thirty-nine nations, formed in line today to become the parade which will be the spectacular part of the Olympic games opening cere monial. Brought here for the tenth mod ern renewal of the international contests which began with a simple footrace on the slopes of Mt. Olym pus in Greece, in the days before Christ, these athletes of both sexes will stand at rigid attention while Vice-President Charles Curtis makes his set speech of fourteen words of ficially opening the games. They will be seen by a capacity crowd of 105,000. The spectators INDIANAPOLIS, SATURDAY, JULY 30, 1932 HUGE SLASH IN STATE COSTS UP TOSENATE House Votes Approval of $1,600,000 Reduction in Spending. 15 PER CENT CUT MADE Tax Levy Raise Heralded by Billion Drop in Realty Valuation. Reduction of $1,600,000 in state government costs, amounting to a 3-cent drop in the state tax levy, awaited approval of the Indiana senate today following passage Fri day of the amended biennial ap propriation bill by the house. Under the measure, blanket re duction of 15 per cent will be made in appropriations for maintenance of all state departments and in stitutions except those of penal and benevolent character, cost of which was slashed 10 per cent. With passage of the bill by the lower house, anew problem con fronted state officials today, with announcement by James W. Sho walter, state tax board chairman, that assessed value of Indiana real estate has dropped approximately one billion dollars. Revenue Loss Is Heavy This means that tax levies must be raised to offset revenue losses from decreased valuations. Republican minority of the house was defeated in a move to make a 20 per cent blanket reduction of all costs—as provided in the bill before being reported out of committee*. James M. Knapp of Hagerstown, Republican floor leader, proposed the larger reduction as an “answer to the plea of the people for econ om,,” he declared. The state police department emerged victorious from the budget slashing, after the house killed a proposed amendment to abolish the department. Department Is Saved Another amendment which would have 'ibolished the state oil in spection department was killed after opponents pointed out that the branch brought more than $300,000 into the state treasury each year. The government cost reduction will become effective Oct. 1, if ap proved by the senate. With announcement of the state valuation drop Showalter said that all counties but Marion have re ported- Center township, in Marion county, has had a $82,000,000 valu ation slice. WEEK-END TO BE COOL High to Be About 76, Same as Fri day, Says Forecaster. Cool weather will prevail over the week-end, J. H. Armington, weather bureau chief, said today. The high will be about 76, the same as pre vailed Friday. Lowest temperature Friday night was 58, which is 33 degrees cooler than recorded Thursday when wind from thunder clouds broke a heat wave. tfm, the adoption of sane methods which will lift the burden from the producer, can save these things. They call me radical, yet I am the true conservative by trying to con serve and save civilization itself.” Harvey does not admit being 81 next August—he boasts of it and his actions indicate years mean noth ing to him. He walks briskly. His interest in every subject is keen and he had more than delight in the new experience of looking down from the skies upon the fields, the villages and the cities as he traveled from St. Louis to Indian apolis in a Travelair piloted by Bob Shank, with Dr. C. S. Wikoff, can didate for the United States senate on the Liberty party ticket, as an escort. “Say for me that I will be 81 in August, and I am in perfect health,” he said. Harvey will be the center of the Liberty party convention to be held Monday at Columbia park, where Ward B. Hiner, candidate for Gov ernor, expects a crowd of several thousand. Harvey’s speech will be broadcast by WKBF. Sunday afternoon a reception will be held at the Hiner home, 5351 Washington boulevard, between 4 and 6. will include part of the more than 200,000 persons attracted to Los An geles for the newes* version of the historic tests of athletic skill. Within the next sixteen days, this group of the world's greatest stars of track and field, as well as of row ing, equestrianship, boxing, wres tling, fencing, swimming and kin dred sports, will have competed in a program of no fewer than 135 in dividual events. Only one sport was represented in today's agenda. This was weight lifting, preliminary tests of which will be conducted tonight in Olym pic auditorium. Thus, the show centered today upon the spectacular parade of na tions, on which the organization committee of Los Angeles has been laboring for more than four years. The progrup. really starts at 2:20 Flaming Billets Mark End of Capital Siege I | |g ■ sag hHw, lit / L I liliti. HIWMk jdisMßßKm 'MB' ,/ WmKBM —Copyright, 1932, by NEA Service, Inc. Transmitted by Telephoto. Blazing shacks of the bonus camp on Anacostia flats, across the Anacostia river from Washington, made a flaming background for the retreating and dejected forces of the bonus army, following a pitched battle in the shadow of the United States capitol. A regular army sentry is shown silhouetted against the ruins after troops had routed the B. E. F. Ask Bodyguard for Mine Head at Wage Talk By T'nitcd Press MARION, 111., July 30.—Friends of John H. Walker, state president of the United Mine Workers of America, appealed to Shefiff James Frick for a bodyguard for the union leader, when he speaks today at Johnson City. Walker's friends told the sheriff they had received reports that hundreds of irate miners from nearby coal fields planned to storm the meeting, at which Walker will urge adoption of the proposed new wage scale which provides a reduction of basic wage from $6.10 to $5 a day. TRIBE BALLPLAYERS' ROOMS LOOTED Goldman and Rosenberg Robbed of $222 in Clothing. It would have been cheaper if Jonah Goldman had bought anew radio set rather than having one repaired. The repair job cost him $144.50 in clothing stolen from his room. Clothing valued at S7B was stolen from the room of Harry (Rosy) Rosenberg adjoining that of Gold man. Goldman is shortstop and Rosen berg an outfielder on the In dianapolis baseball team. Goldman left the room door in a hotel at 958 North Pennsylvania street unlocked when he left Fri day so that a man ordered to re pair the radio could enter. A porter was instructed to see that the door was locked after the work was done, but forgot. After looting Goldman’s room, a thief entered that of Rosenberg’s through an unlocked connecting door. FRENCH RAP AT U. S. FOR BONUS EVICTIONS Contempt for Militarism Is Only Assumed, Says Le Journal. By United Press PARIS. July 30.—“ Americans who launched an. army against their own veterans do not despise militarism as much as they pretend to,” the newspaper Le Journal declared to day in commenting on the Wash ington bonus riots. “The firing, the patrols, the tanks and gas attacks were not employed against Communists or unemployed, but against veterans of the battle fields, demanding what already had been voted and was due to them,” the newspaper stated. “What would have happened if the soldiers had not had tanks, gas, and all the engines which Amer icans denounced at Geneva and which they well know how to em ploy when necessary?” the article asks in conclusion. (Pacific standard time), when the international organization commit tee and the Los Angeles committee form at the peristyle entrance to re ceive Mr. Curtis. Ten minutes later, the Vice-Presi ident and his escorts will arrive. Then will come the greetings of Count Henri Baillet-Latour of Bel gium, president of the International Olympic committee, and of William May Garland, head of the Los Angeles organization. A band will play the national anthem. A choir of 1.000 voices will sing the second stanza. The parade will start. Finally Vice-President Curtis will make his speech. Here it is: “I proclaim open the Olympic games of Los Angeles, celebrating the tenth Olympiad of the modern LAY MURDER TO PRETTYMATRON Wife of Former Local Man Held in East. By United Press LONG BRANCH, N. J., July 30. Mrs. Susan Rumer, 30, attractive wife of a former Indianapolis resi dent, was held without bail for grand jury action on a homicide charge when arraigned today before City Magistrate Alton V. Evans, ac cused of murdering Edwin Connors, 48, Hot Springs (Ark.) boxing pro moter. Connors, who maintains a sum mer home at Asbury Park, was shot to death in the Rumer summer home here Friday night. When po lice arrived, they found his body on the floor and Mrs. Rumer sitting in a chair holding a pistol. Her husband, John Rumer, was held on $5,000 bail as a material witness. He said his brother, Bert Rumer, an Indianapolis boxing pro moter, is on his way here from Chi cago to arrange bail. Police said Mrs. Rumer told them that she killed Connors because “he was scheming to injure my hus band.” Brother of City Promoter John Rumer, whose wife, Susan, is held in Long Branch, N. J., for the slaying of Edwin Connors, Hot Springs, Ark., is the brother of Bert Rumer, 1821 North Harding street, boxing promoter. Mrs. Bert Rumer today said her husband’s brother and his wife had been in Indianapolis last spring, but that Susan Rumer did not come to their home. “I think the entire situation can be laid to mental trouble,” Mrs. Rumer said. “John’s wife suffered a nervous breakdown after their mar raige three years ago.” John Rumer has been ill for four years, Mrs. Rumer said. BOLIVIANS OPEN WAR Advance on Paraguay in 'Bloody Combat.’ By United Press LA PLAZ„ Bolivia, July 30.—Bo livian troops have taken two Para guayan blockhouses in the Chaco “after bloody combat,” it was an nounced here today by the general staff. The action occurred in movements in Thursday and Friday, the attacks being reprisals for a Paraguayan raid on Fortin Florida, a Bolivian outpost, on July 25. Casualties in Friday’s fighting were not given. One Bolivian was killed Thursday. By United Press GENEVA, July 30.—Jose Matos of Guatemala, president of the League of Nations council, telegraphed to Bolivia and Paraguay today, re minding them of their international obligations, which they affirmed by signing the covenant binding them not to resort to war. There will be a fanfare of trum pets to herald the opening. Ten cannons will sound in salutei The Olympic torch atop the peri style, a continuation of the large arch at the stadium entrance gates, will be ignited. The choir will sing, this time, the Olympic anthem. As the last note is heard, 2,000 pigeons will be re leased. Next comes the dedication to be delivered by Dr. Robert Gordon i Sproul, president of the University of California. He will also deliver a benediction. The choir will sing a sacred hymn. The athletes will take the Olypmic oath. The choir and band together will sing the recessional, and the parade in reverse formation, will file from the stadium, ending the gala show. Entered as Second-Class Matter at Postoffice, Indianapolis Routed Bonus Army Rests in New Camp Mayor of Johnstown ‘Welcomes' Weary Veterans as They Troop In; Given Nearby Summer Resort as Their Headquarters. BY JOSEPH WASNEY United Press Staff Correspondent JOHNSTOWN, Pa., July 30.—A tired and tattered bonus army, van guard, fleeing from the national capital, found a haven in Johnstown today. Five hundred men, women and children have established headquarters at Ideal park a nearby summer resort. Two thousand more veterans were reported en route here. Their spirits unbroken by the rout from Washington, the bonus expe ditionary force made themselves at home and began at once to plan for a reorganization. The veterans were soiled from their trip across the Maryland moun tains. They traveled in nondescript automobiles, trucks, box cars, and hitch hiked. A few women were exhausted. Children were crying, the men grim faced, but determined to carry on. Mayor Eddie McCloskey of Johnstown personally welcomed the “marchers” to the city. The park is owned by one of his personal friends. 'MYSTERIOUS' GARBO SAILS FOR SWEDEN Film Star Ducks Reporters as Usual, at Liner. By United Press NEW YORK, July 30.—Greta Garbo, the Swedish film star, whose seclusiveness has become one of the great American legends, sailed today for a vacation in Sweden. She boarded the liner Gripsholm Friday midnight. She arrived at the pier by automobile and seemed dismayed at finding a group of re porters awaiting her. Her personal bodyguard and a number of customs men aided her in dodging the reporters. Her car was driven into the pier shed and the doors closed until she was on board the ship. A guard was placed in the cor ridor outside her stateroom and no one was permitted to get near her door. She remained inside impatiently awaiting sailing time. Miss Garbo intends to return to the United States soon to make more pictures. URGESHARK FISHING AS AID TO JOBLESS Ambitious Americans Advised to Go to Liberian Coast. By United Press WASHINGTON, July 30. The commerce department alert to meth ods of economic recovery, today sug gested that some adventurous and ambitious American citizens con centrate on shark fishing in Li- department announced it had been advised sharks were plentiful off the Liberian coast, the natives friendly, and fishing boats cheap. Sharks, according to the com merce department, can be made to furnish acceptable and durable leather ware. Incidentally, the parade will be led by the Greek athletes. This honor was given because Greece held the first Olympic games. Last in line will be the largest delegation, that of the United States. In alphabetical erder, be tween these two delegations, will come the representatives of these nations: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bel gium, Brazil, Canada, China, Co lumbia, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Den mark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hawaii, Holland, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jugoslavia, Latvia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nor way, Philippine Islands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzer land, Union of South Africa and Uruguay. awned by one of his personal friends. , “I assume full responsibility for | the B. E. F. coming here,” McClos key told the city council when it was summoned in extraordinary session to consider the situation. The council did not act further on the matter to bar the veterans. Legion Post Protests The Chamber of Commerce and the American Legion post protested the invasion. “We are pressed to care for our own needy and should not be asked to care for strangers,” a legion post statement said. The Chamber of Commerce ap pealed to Governor Gifford Pinchot to send state troopers to keep the B. E. F. from remaining. Pinchot was at his summer home in Milford and could not be reached immedi ately. Ideal park, just outside the city limits, is in Somerset county, while Johnstown is in Cambria county. No Shelter Available No shelter is available at the new encampment. Tents hurriedly saved from the Washington rout Were pitched on the grounds here. At Jennerstown, thirty miles away, the first trouble from the B. E. F. in Pennsylvania was en countered. State highway trucks carrying about three hundred members of the army across the state with or ders not to stop until Ohio is reached were halted by the riders, who started on foot for Johnstown. Call for aid was sent to Com mander Walter W. Waters of the bonus expeditionary force today by his chief-of-staff, Doak E. Carter, when opposition to the army’s ap proach here was expressed. Waters, reported to be in Balti more, advised Mayor McCloskey shortly after that he is investigat ing offers of private property for a “permanent camp” for the B. E. F. near Washington. Troops Are Withdrawn By United Press WASHINGTON, July 30.—The bonus army was touted today and federal troops were ordered with drawn from the capital. War department officials an nounced that “normal conditions” had been restore in the capital. Thus ended the bonus war on the Washington front. It began at mid day Thursday. It cost one life. Upward of sixty were injured, r General Douglas Mac Arthur, chief of staff of the army, today ordered the troops back to their barracks. The justice department an nounced it had discovered that six of the members of the bonus army held under arrest here have previ ous prison records, including John T. Pace, leader of the so-called Communist element. Police Inspector O. T. Davis, who rounded up 502 veterans and others during the night, said the drive would be continued until all parks and other public property had been cleared of loiterers. Seventeen suspected Communists were held for the immigration au thorities while twenty-five others taken into custody at a meeting sponsored by the Workers’ Ex-Serv ice Men’s League, alleged Commun ist organization, were taken to the city outskirts and sent awsy. HOME EDITION PRICE TWO CENTS Outside Marion County, 3 Cent* HOOVER TROOP CALL BRANDED SHAMETO U. S. Notables Assail Ruthless Eviction of Unarmed Bonus Pleaders. OUTRAGE, SAYS CUTTING Most Deplorable Episode in History of Country, Senator King's View. By Scripps-Howard Newspaper Alliance Public leaders over the country protested today the Hoover admin istration's use of the army against unarmed .orld war veterans and other citizens in the national capi tal. Senators, representatives, gover nors, mayors and other officials, and leaders of thought assailed the ruth less execution of the President’s eviction order against the bonus marchers. Some of their statements follow: Mayor Frank Murphy of Detroit— The use of force under present con ditions is without justification or excuse. It is an example that the other governments should shun rather than adopt. Senator William E. Borah—l feel so deeply about what has taken place here that I shall say noth ing, for fear of being misunder stood. (Borah is credited with at tempting to stop Hoover from dis patching troops to the Anacostia veterans’ camp at nighttime with out notice.) Senator Cutting, New Mexico— Use of federal troops against un armed veterans, whether prompted by cowardice or stupidity, was an unpardonable outrage. Government Is Blamed Senator Frazier, North Dakota— It is an awful indictment against those in control of our govern ment and against our system of do ing business when troops are called out to disperse veterans who served their nation faithfully in time of war and now are jobless, penniless and hungry through no fault of their own. but becuase of the neglect of the government to provide for their interests. Senator MacKellar, Tennessee— It was perhaps exceedingly unfor tunate that the ex-service men came here in person to petition con gress to pass their bonus in cash. By coming, they hurt their cause rather than helped it. But calling out the army by the President to eject these veterans was wholly un necessary and easily could have been avoided. Regrettable and Deplorable Senator King of Utah—lt was the most regrettable and deplorable episode in the history of the Capital of our nation. Senator Black of Alabama—lt is my belief that the action of Pres ident Hoover in calling the armed forces of the nation to attack the assembled World war veterans was wholly unnecessary and ill-advised. Speaker John N. Garner—Nothing to say. a Representative Lea of California —I can see no glory in American soldiers routing veterans out of their camps and burning their shacks. While the bonus marchers had no right to disobey the law, I am reluctant to feel that a demonstra te of force was necessary. Representative Smith of Idaho— Os course the bonus men have not helped their cause, but I see no occasion for the use of such drastic measures by the government- Representative LaGuardia of New York—(ln telegram to Hoover)— Soup is cheaper than tear bombs and bread better than bullets in maintaining law and order in these times of depression, unemployment, and hunger. May I respectfully suggest the judgment of General Glas.iord be heeded. He had dem onstrated tact and, what is more, sympathy i n dealing with this sit uation. Called Disgrace to Nation Police Chief Glassford’s statement following the riots, was as follows: “When the commissioners asked me if I could handle the situation, I told them we had an area roped off and that if I did not have to extend the area, I could hold it without assistance.” Representative Black, New York— The Washington incident is the most disgraceful in the history of the country. I fully believe it was provoked by Hoover for the sake of political heroics. Hoover was too cowardly while congress was in ses sion to resort to these extreme and unnecesary tactics. Governor Murray, Oklahoma—l doubt if Washington authorities handled the matter in the light of human nature. The well-fed seem not to understand the viewpoint of the starving. Norman Thomas, Socialist Presi dential Candidate—Once more it has been proved that capitalism, which neither can nor will give bread to the workers, is more than ready to give them bullets. The use of the army against unemployed vetetrans on direct order of the President was criminally inexcusa ble. Officials Are Condemned National Committee for Defense of Political Prisoners, which includes Theodore Dreiser, Waldo Frank, Sherwood Anderson, Lincoln Stef fens and Edna St. Vincent Millay (in telegram to Hoover)—The spec tacle of our war veterans being shot down by the police, harried by troops with gas, bayonets and the flats of swords, smoked out with their wives and children from their hovels like vermin, is one of the most appalling episodes in our history. We con demn all government officials who participated in this shameless epi sode.