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BERN’S ‘OTHER WIFE’ SOLVED Jean Harlow Sobs at Rites for Mate: Hunt Body of His First Lover. ACCEPT SUICIDE THEORY Executive’s Brother Bares All Details in Story of Old Affair. BY RONALD WAGONER tlnilrd Frcii Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 10.—While police sought the body of Paul Bern's “other wife,’’ believed to have followed the screen executive in self-destruction, the veil was lifted today from bewildering and mys terious circumstances of Bern’s tragic end, the suicide which left his glamorous bride of two months, dean Harlow, a widow. As the silvery-haired star, dis traught and weeping, attended the private funeral services for her hus band, San Francisco and Sacra mento police were investigating the reported suicide of Dorothy Mil lette, one-time stage star, who for ten years carried the name of “Mrs. Paul Bern,” and who was the bene ficiary of his will. But if mystery surrounded the disappearance from a Sacramento river steamer of this woman in Bern’s past, it remained for Henry Bern, his brother, to brush aside the veil which hid their life together. Police reported that a woman who took the river steamer Delta King for Sacramento Tuesday night was not aboard when the boat docked Wednesday morning. She had checked out of a San Francisco hotel Tuesday. She had lived there since May 4, when she registered as “Dorothy Millette, New York.” Captain W. j. Atthog, the vessel’s master, reported that her bed was found undisturbed that her clothes were heaped in confusion about the cabin, and that a pair of stockings and shoes were found in the com panionway leading from her cabin to the ship’s rail. Bares Love Story Authorities believed this indicated she had leaped to her death perhaps shortly after the Delta King left San Francisco. The love of this woman and Paul Bern was told by Henry Bern. He had no explanation of the note which his brother left, but said Miss Harlow wa stold about Dorothy Mil lette before the wedding. Te traced the history of his broth er’s old affair since it “began, eight een to twenty years ago.” They met in Canada, he said, lived together there and in New York for about four years. Came to San Francisco ‘ She became ill with a mental ail ment and was confined to a sani tarium.” Bern said. "Paul provided the best medical attention, at an expense which if he were a mil lionaire might have been warranted. Paul later came to the coast. After eight months she was discharged from the sanitarium, not as cured but as harmless. “Paul continued to provide for her, sending a substantial sum each month. She went to the Algonquin hotel and lived there all these years. Paul continued to send money until the very last day.” The brother said Paul Bern had not seen Miss Millette for ten years, but had talked to her over the, tele phone. He said his brother knew she was in San Francisco. Henry Bern admitted he had made at tempts to reach her by telephone at her hotel. Last Rites Private He said he wanted to assure her that she would be well taken care of, just as when Paul was living, as he did not know whether the will which he said his brother made after his marriage to Miss Harlow had provided for her. Paul Bern's funeral services were private. There were thirty-eight friends in the pews when Rabbi Edgar F. Magnin began reading. “The lost is my shepherd.” A half dozen relatives and intimates sat in an ante-room, within hearing of Dr. Magnin’s voice. The screen star widow was dry eyed. but intermittently half sobs shook her. A black turban perched high on her heavy tresses and a long black coat concealed the figure which made a leading siren of the screen. After the servic and when the chapel had been cleared, she walked slowly to the casket and gazed on the features of the man she mar ried two months ago. In a well-chosen eulogy, Conrad Ne/'l, the actor, likened Bern to “a child wandering around in a world of naughty grown-ups.” PRAISE CITY’S AIRWAYS Trade of 99.9 Per Cent Given Indi anapolis District by Federal Officials. Grade of 99.9 was given airways converging upon Indianapolis Fri day night by two department of commerce airways branch officials who conducted a night inspection flight. The officials. L. C. Elliott and F. p. Neely, flew 200 miles Friday night inspecting beacon lights and emer gency landing fields over a triangu lar course from Indianapolis to Lafayette, Terre Haute and return. In the Air Weather conditions at 9 a. m.: East wind, 11 miles an hour; temperature, 74; barometric pres sure, 30.25 at sea level; ceiling, scat tered clouds, unlimited; visibility, 8 miles. The Indianapolis Times Generally fair tonight and probably Sunday; not much change in temperature. VOLUME 44—NUMBER 105 Be Immortal! Hoosier citizens were invited today to submit original in scriptions for engraving on the four sides of the altar in the main shrine of the World war memorial. Frank E. Henley, secretary World war memorial commis tion, explained that the in scriptions should be brief—• about five lines with twenty five letters to each line, and should contain “sentiments indicating the great breadth and scope of the finest qualities of man and the relationship that should exist between peo ples.” MOTHER SLAYS 2 SONS; SELF Wife of Prosperous Engi- Is Killer. By United Press MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. 10.— Mrs. Martha Jones, 41, wife of a prosperous engineer, shot her two young sons to death, and then killed herself with a revolver bullet today in their fashionable home at Whitefish bay. A note left for her husband said: “It’s the only solution to our problem with Sonny and Jimmy, and I don’t feel so badly about it.” LEGION POSTS PICK OFFICERS C. V. Cross and R. B. Moore Named Commanders. New officers were selected by Memorial post No. 3, American Le gion, held Friday night at the na tional guard armory. Charles V. Cross and John W. Hano were elected commander and adjutant, respectively. Other new officers are: William R. Woods, first vice-commander; Miss Florence Martin, second vice commander; Paul Fechtman, finance officer; George H. Healey, chaplain; Louis Rose, sergeant-at arms, and Sidney Mahalowitz, his torian. V. M. Armstrong, Ralph B, Gregg, retiring commander; Man ual Freeman and Barnett W. Breed love are executive committeemen. In a meeting at the Washington Friday night, Russell B. Moore was elected president of the Hilton U. Brown Jr. post, American Legion. Other new officers are: Joseph A. Blettner, adjutant; Omer B. Cal lon, finance officer, and Joseph C. Wilson, W. N. Wheeler, Roy Val stad and Joseph Stecher, members of the executive committee. SOUTHPORT HIGH HAS RECORD ENROLLMENT 461 in School, 90 More Than in Preceding Semester. With the largest freshman class in its history, Southport high school this week opened for the 1932-1933 term with a tota lenrollment of 461, which is ninety more than for the preceding term. The first-year class is 165. There is but one change in the faculty. Kenneth Mitchell has suc ceeded Miss Mary Marshall who is teaching in Albuquerque. N. M. He is teaching English and pub lic speaking, the latter anew course. Another new course, auto mechan ics, is being taught by Dwight Morris. GIANT AIRPORT PLANNED Miami Project Is Expected to Cost Three Millions. MIAMI. Fla., Sept. 10.—What is thought would be the world's fin est combination land and sea air port will be erected in Biscayne bay, off Virginia key, according to plans of the Greater Miami Airport Association. The project would cost $3,000,000 and would require three years to complete. It would fill in 1,100 acres of city-owned bay bottom. ROBBERS USE PEPPER Victim Is Blinded and $35 Taken in Holdup. HOUSTON.. Tex., Sept. 10.—Two robbers here disdain the use of guns or blackjacks, preferring the com mon kitchen variety of red pepper. Approaching W. L. McMeans, they they demanded his wallet. When he refused, they threw red pepper in his eyes, seized his wallet, which contained $35, and fled, leaving Mc- Means helpless, temporarily blinded. CERMAK’S VOTE-SEEKING ABROAD MAY LAND ILLINOIS FOR ROOSEVELT BY RAY TUCKER Time* SUIT Writer CHICAGO, Sept. 10 Mayor Anton Cermak's pilgrimages to sacred shrines in the European homelands of Chicago's citizenry may help to land Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt in the White House. The venture of this Czecho slovakian immi grant in seek ing presidential votes across the water strikes the Windy City as the strangest h a pp e ning of the campaign, and all the more amusing because Cermak is the successor of Big BiU Thompson, MAJ. TAYLOR NEAR DEATH IN PLANUM Commander of National Guard Squadron in Acci dent Near Clinton. SERGEANT IS INJURED D. B. Vickery to Recover; Fall From 150 Feet; On Mine Patrol Duty. Major Richard F. Taylor, 38, In dianapolis, commanding officer of the One hundred thirteenth obser vation squadron, Indiana national guard, was near death today in a hospital at Clinton as result of an airplane accident late Friday. Major Taylor and Sergeant D. B. Vickery, who was less seriously in jured, were patroling the coal field area, being with guard troops as signed to prevent picketing. They were flying at an altitude of about 150 feet, Vickery said, when Major Taylor made a left bank into a down current of air. Before Taylor could regain con trol of the plane it plunged to earth and was wrecked. The plane land ed in a field near Clinton. Farmers and workmen removed the injured men from the wreckage. Only Few Hours to Live Taylor and Vickery left Stout field at noon, Friday, to make one of a number of flights over Western In diana mines. Taylor had been ac companied on several similar in spection flights by Paul Tombaugh, Indiana adjutant general. Physicians at the Vermilion county hosptial, where the injured men were taken, early today said Taylor would live only a few hours. He was suffering from a skull fracture and other injuries. Vickery incurred a broken shoulder, knee and head injuries. Major Taylor was born near Car bondale, 111., where his parents re side. He was married twice, but was divorced from his second wife early this year. He has one son, Richard F. Taylor Jr., 9. Served in World War He joined the Indiana national guard while living in Kokomo, after serving in the aviation corps dur ing the World war. He became commander in 1926 shortly before the unit was moved from Schoen field, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, to Stout field, and was promoted to the rank of major in 1929. Major Taylor is known in avia tion circles throughout Indiana and this section of the country. He has a reputation as a highly skilled pilot. He is National Aeronautical As sociation governor for the Fifth corps area and is commander and founder of the Indiana aviation post of the American Legion. T 1 • erner and a “tender- Impulsive ’°when Stanley Ball. £ __ ml hard-riding, straight / shooting cowboy, ap- A xt . , Wf Sy*, sis peared Dona regretted N impulsive jg •& \ her promise, but she promise to marry HKg J remained true to Dud '*■ Dudley Winters if he Ww ley would go to Three -# Read what hap- Rivers timber, camp \ pened in the new and bring back her serial, father led Dona Delo \ /* ’ into exciting advent- / ” ures that changed her „ whole life. Dona was Call OI the W est the daughter of Asper Delo, timber king. - Winters was an east- \ vt It Begins Wednesday, Sept. H, in The Times DRY SLATE IS FILED Wet Organization Also Put Its Own Indorsement in Race. While officials of the Prohibition party filed a complete Marion county and state slate of candidates with the secretary of state Friday, the Association Against Prohibition Amendment met at the Columbia Club to take preliminary steps to ward framing a wet slate. Leo M. Rappaport, chairman of the executive committee, announced that a special committee will be ap pointed to make investigations for the state. Civic Club Chiefs to Meet Special meeting of the executive board of the Indianapolis Federa tion of Community Civic Clubs will be held at 7 Monday at 1214 Circle Tower building. who thought that day lost in which he did not thumb his nose at King George. “Tony’’ left for abroad after the Democratic convention and under a cloud. The foreign population was for A1 Smith, while he had delivered for Roosevelt. His own gang resented the alli ance he formed with Indiana Democrats in switching to * the New York Governor on the fifth ballot. Conservative business elements condemned the city’s precarious finances. But now, he is returning in triumph. He kissed the Blarney stone, placed wreathes on tombs of Irish Free State heroes, honored the British war dead, and defended the good name of Chicago, Cermak's INDIANAPOLIS, SATURDAY, SEPT. 10,1932 Both Barrels Lewis De Fadis, operator of the Rome restaurant, 3053 Madison avenue, was the victim of a “double-barreled arrest” Friday night when his resort was raided for blind tiger by federal dry agents who then called deputy sheriffs to seize a slot machine. Dry agents under Harmon Crossley said they found forty quarts of home brew after they made a “buy” of a highball, and then uncovered six more gallons of beer brewing, with DeFadis’ dog sleeping peace fully on top of the crock. The agents played a nickel slot machine and when it paid off, called Deputy Sheriffs Gil bert Thomas and Elmer Dailey, who lodged charges of keeping a gaing device against DeDadis. ECLIPSE LIKELY TO COST SIGHT Man Tried to Watch Sun Without Aid of Glass. Bn United Press LOGANSPORT, Ind„ Sept. 10.— Foster Stoudt, 26, whose sight was impaired seriously while he was watching the solar eclipse Aug. 31, probably will not fully recover, at tending physicians said today. Stoudt attempted to watch the sun without the aid of a smoked glass. He has been confined in a dark room since immediately fol lowing the eclipse. ARREST ENDS 4-YEAR HUNT Joe Hunter, Indicted in ‘Hot’ Car Case, Is Caught. Arrest in California, Friday, end ed a four-year hunt for Joseph G. (Kentucky Joe) Hunter, who was indicted here in 1928 by the federal grand jury in connection with the “hot car” case, which resulted In the serving of a prison term by Eddie Traugott, Indianapolis merchant. Hunter, an alleged bootlegger, was charged with being implicated in the sale and purchase of “hot cars,” which resulted in indictment of twentylsix persons, among them several Klan officials, on a conspir acy charge. Hunter has been a fu gitive since indictment. PAY HIGH FOR CALF 50 Cents a Pound Price to 4-H Boy for Grand Champion. Grand champion 4-H club calf, an 815-pound Angus steer owned by Charles Quiggle of Wingate, was sold Friday for anew high price, 50 cents a pound. The buyer was Kingan & Cos. The price was $407.50. INJURED IN CIVE-IN Workman on Sewer Project Critically Hurt. Charles Furlong, 54, of 2621 West Walnut street, today is in Metho dist hospital with critical injuries suffered late Friday when he was crushed by a cave-in at the Pleas ant Run interceptor sewer, Ritter avenue and the B. & O. tracks. Working sixteen feet down with other employes when the earth started to slide, Furlong’s feet stuck in mud, and he was trapped. His left leg was broken and he suffered spinal and internal in juries. All groups liked the delicacy with which he refused to be photographed at the World war Cenotaph in London, and the speed with which he leaped into a handsom to visit a brewery. n n n T TNLESS untoward events in- tervene he will find an im proved polical situation. It is the proved political situation. It is the carry the state for Roosevelt, send another Democratic senator to Washington, and elect his gubernatorial candidate, he will become the most powerful boss in the country. Despite a pickup in Republic an morale and Hoover strength, Cermak’s friends insist he can carry Illinois. Hoover never was popular here, getting only 474,000 jJufaUtjr as PROBE CAUSE OF SHIP BLAST; 39 AM DEAD Usual Reports of Danger- Conditions on Steamer Tragedy Aftermath. CAPTAIN* UNDER GUARD 24-Year-Old Master of Ves sel Injured; Father Lost Life in Explosion. BY SANDOR S. KLEIN United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, Sept. 10-Four in vestigations of the terrific explosion on the ferry Observation, which previously caught fire twice and sank twice, tried to fix the blame today for the death toll of thirty nine or more. As the usual after-the-tragedy investigators began their work, re ports of warnings, of protests against over-crowding, of unsafe practices and of dangerous condi tions cropped out to make bitter the hearts of grieving relatives. But no actual knowledge of what caused the 44-year-old excursion steamer to blow up in the East river Friday, while loaded with 150 men going to work, was forthcom ing. "It might have been dynamite, for all we know,” John L. Crowe of the United States steamboat inspection service said. The steamer had been “thorough ly inspected” as late as July 2, ap parently everything was ship shape. Charges Dangerous Practices However, the ornamental iron workers union, whose members were forced to use the ship because the regular municipal ferry was over crowded, had protested that the ob servation was overcrowded, “un manned and unseaworthy.” And one engineer, whose name was not made public, was quoted by fellow workers as saying that “Harry Hires, the engineer of the Obers vation, quite often placed his foot on the safety valve to make sure of enough steam to pull the boat out of the dock.” Hires was listed amon;* the miss ing. Aside from such an unverified dangerous practice as reported by the unidentified engineer, there were these possible causes of such a terrific explosion: Use of salt water instead of fresh water in the boilers because of its convenience. Salt water weakens the seams. \ Steamer’s Captain Injured Too much steam pressure, the re sult of defective safety valves or carelessness in watching the gauge. While the investigations got un der way to determine if negligence which might result in manslaughter charges was responsible, the steam er's captain lay injured under guard. His father was killed. Alexander Forsythe, the captain, is 24. His father, George, was 66. They had owned and operated the combination excursion steamer ferry for several years. It was doubtful if the exact cause and responsibility ever will be de termined, so terrific was the force of the explosion. It virtually splin tered the wheezy old steamer, and it sent some men's bodies whirling more than 100 yards. CHURCH CORNER STONE RITES WILL BE HELD Rossville (111.) Minister to Speak at Mars Hill Christian Ceremony. The Rev. George A. Reinhardt of Rossville, 111., preacher and publish er, will deliver the principal address at the corner-stone laying cere monies for the new chapel of the First Christian church of Mars Hill at 2:30 Sunday. The Indiana Boys’ School band will play, and the Rev. Virgil P. Brock, executive secretary of the Indianapolis Christian church union, will lead community singing. STREETS TO BE WIDER Curb Line to Move Back Along In diana Bell Offices’ Property. Permit for widening Meridian and New York streets at the southwest corner, on the property of the In diana Bell Telephone Company, was issued by the works board to the company Friday. The curb line on Meridian street will be set back five feet, and the company also will widen New York street to forty-five feet along its property line, the company paying the expense. against normal Republican mar gins of 800,000. The grain trade and other in terests are holding aloof, neither contributing nor whooping it up for the administration. The public utilities are in bad straits since the Insull failure. Roosevelt is strong downstate, and if Cermak can line up his legions, the state's twenty-nine electoral votes may be found in the Democratic column. Local Republicans are giving Hoover no help. The slogan of Len Small, Republican candidate for Governor, is. ’ Win back pros perity with Small.” Cermak's gubernatorial nom inee is Probate Judge Henry Horner (born Levy) and a fine vote getter. He swept Chicago by 400,900 in his contest for the bench a few years ago. His dan ger is downgtate, where the Re Entered as Second-Class Matter at Postoffice, Indianapolis Lily Pons Quits Husband rr P'.ijiPW — v ■ "* ■ wi j j, Jflki Ls nriniiTui, \*'V tml -JL \ i jjK • VirfL m Is Ipl I;: ill KspS iff nmn lijjp hhi :: |§P- mi ”11 lPßhfy x i Lily Pons and her husband, August Mesritz. fyy United Press RIO DE JANEIRO. Brazil, Sept. 10.—Miss Lily Pons, French soprano of the New York Metro politan opera, admitted today that she had been estranged from her husband, August Mesritz, 55-year old Dutch millionaire, since last April. He started her on Ter career. FUGITIVE BANDIT IS CAPTURED IN CITY How the Market Opened BY ELMER C. WALZER United Press Financial Editor NEW YORK, Sept. 10.—Stock prices steadied in the early trading today, checking a reaction noted toward the close Friday. With trad ing relatively light, most of the leaders showed small changes. Gains again predominated. The market lacked snap, however, and most of the buying and selling was done by floor traders. The market took its cue from the action of United States Steel, which was under the influence of expec tations of a sharp increase in its unfilled order statement for August due today. Steel opened 14 point higher at 48, fell to 47%, and quickly recov ered to 48%. Farm shares like Montgomery Ward, sears Roebuck, International Harvester, and J. I. Case, rose a fraction to more than a point on anticipation of higher levels for farm products prices. Cot ton opened several points higher. Chrysler was boosted % point to 19%, Radio rose % point to 12%. Southern Pacific a point to 32%, Bethlehem Steel 1% points to 26%, and American Telephone % point to 115%. United Aircraft rallied to 28% after opening % point lower at 27%. Foreign Exchange (By Abbott. Hoppin & Cos.) —Sept. 10 — Open. Sterling. England 3.49 1 a Franc, France 0391% Lira, Italy 0512% Franc, Belgium 1386 Mark, Germany 2377 Guilder, Holland 4013 Peseta, -Spain 0804% Krone, Norway 1752 Krone, Denmark 1810 Yen, Japan 2438 Chicago Stocks Opening (By Abbott, Hoppin &. Cos.) —Sept. 10— Bendix Aviation 14%iGt Lakes Aircrft 1% Borg Warner .. 12% Lib McNeil Prod 3% Cent So West.. 2% Middle West.... % Cord Corp .... 6% Swift &Cos .... 10% Cont Chi com... 3% Swift Inti 20 Cont Chi pfd.. 23*/IU S Gypsum.... 25 Grigsby Grunow 2%lZenith Radio ... 2 Defend Lieutenant Owen Proposed demotion of Lieutenant Frank Owen of the police accident prevention bureau to the rank of sergeant, as provided by the 1933 city budget, was condemned Friday night in a resolution adopted by the Northwest Civic League meeting in Winamac hall. Peters to See Roosevelt By nvitation, R. Earl Peters, Democratic state chairman, will confer with Franklin D. Roosevelt, on the train which will take the Democratic nominee west Tuesday. publicans are waging a whisper ing campaign based on his na tionality. * * n SENATOR OTIS F. GLENN, (Rep.,) faces a tough fight against Representative William H. Dietrich. When he was renominated, Glenn was quoted as saying it "wasn't worth much.” He is feel ing better about it now, as are all Republicans, but he is not bragging. Though Glenn bows to the party's resubmission plank, he is soft-pedaling the subject, as is Small. Present indications are that the Hoover-Roosevelt contest is a 50- 50 affair, that Horner has a slight advantage, and that Glenn will be lucky if he through. A divorce has not yet been con-* sidered, she said. Miss Pons re fused to give the reason for the separation. Miss Pons will leave for New York aboard the American Legion next week, and will go to Los Angeles for concert work before returning to New York. Mesritz is in Paris. Man Wanted in Two States Run Down by Police Squad Here. Without an attempt to use the two guns with which he was armed, Hunter B. Watson, 31, fugitive bank robber surendered Friday night to police and today is awaiting remov al to the south, being wanted in two states as a bandit and prison breaker. Watson’s 17-year-old wife, Lo letta, a curly haired blond, also is in custody. Arrest was made shortly before 8 Friday night at Twenty-first and. Harding streets by Lieutenant Dan Cummings and patrolmen Walter Baase and Edward Quinnette, whose automobile forced that of the bandit to the curb. With a sawed off shotgun and two revolver's pointed at him, Watson raised his hands without a word. In his belt he carried a .38-caliber revolver; in a pocket he had a .25- caliber automatic pistol. Both wea pons were loaded. Details Criminal Record The girl wife sobbed as the ar rest was made. The only participant in the drama at the curb remaining calm, was Teddy Bear, the chow dog of the girl. Today Watson detailed his crim inal record in a statement to police. It includes conviction for auto theft, bank robberies and three jail escapes. Specific charge on which Watson was arrested here alleges robbery of a bank at Olla, La. The arrest ended two days of in tensive work by Indianapolis offi cers, who were asked to seek Wat son by Louisiana officials, who had been informed that Mrs. Watson had gone to Indianapolis from Baton Rouge, La., to join her hus band at an apartment on North Il linois street. Close in on Apartment Early Friday, several police squads closed in on the apartment, but the Watsons had moved. However, pa pers were found indicating anew car had been bought. Later in the day it was seen in the 2000 block Koehne street, but was driven away before police arrived. It was learned after the capture that the couple had occupied a fur nished house at 2026 Koehne street. License number of the car, bought in the name of Mrs. J. J. Thomas, the name without the prefix having been one of Watson’s aliases, were broadcast by the police radio for a time, but this was stopped when it was learned Watson had equipped his car with a radio set.' Tele phones then were brought into play. Harry Smith, motorcycle police man, was ordered from his mount to his home near the Koehne street address when he kept vigil with opera glasses. Three times he sighted Watson’s car. Most of Loot Gone Cruising on Twenty-first street, Cummings and his squad saw the car and a few minutes later Watson ; was a prisoner. The bandit, said to have had $5,000 in bank robbery loot when he came here, had 150 when arrested, ; and hs wife, slll. Besides purchase of the car, Watson bought the radio ! set, a large stock of clothing and 1 paid for tonsil operations for him-- self and wife at the Methodist hos- j pital. He paid several hundred dol lars for dental work for himself. Watson decline to sign extradition waivers to either Texas or Louisi ana. "I’ll fight,” he announced. Hourly Temperatures 6 a. m 63 8 a. m 71 7 a. m 64 9 a. 77 10 a. m 1,... 79 Capital EDITION PRICE TWO CENTS Outside Marion County, 3 Cent* CHICAGO HUNT PRESSED FOR COMtOBINS Two Long-Time Friends of Missing Crusader See Him on Street. CERTAIN OF IDENTITY Missing Man Walking Alone on Street Thursday; Fear Amnesia Attack. By United Press CHICAGO, Sept. 10.—The hunt for Raymond Robins, social and prohibition worker, who disap peared en route to a luncheon en gagement with President Herbert Hoover, was redoubled here today when two friends of the missing man reported they saw him here Thursday. W. W. Haupt, an old friend of the prohibition crusader, told au thorities he saw Robins and .spoke with him just half an hour after the time he was reported seen by Mrs. Requa Bryant, another long time acquaintance. The two meetings occurred a block apart on busy State street Thursday afternoon. Haupfs revelation set police, de partment of justice agents and many of the social worker’s friends to checking closely through the dis tricts which Robins was familiar here several years ago as a social worker. Amnesia Is Feared Hospitals, hotels and lodging houses were scrutinized. It was believed Robins might have come here suffering from amnesia. In such an event they believe it likely he might have returned to the tenement neighborhoods where he strove to better conditions in the years following the turn of the cen tury. Haupt told police he was positive the man he met and spoke with was Robins. “I was walking north on State street,” he said, “and met Robins just as I was passing the Palmer house. I recognized him and said, ‘Hello, Mr. Robins.’ He answered my greeting, nodded and continued on his way. “I had seen him just a few weeks ago at the time of the national political conventions, and thought nothing of his failure to stop and chat with me. He Was Walking Alone “Robins was walking alone. He carried no brief case or satchel. He wore a black slouch hat and gray suit.” Mrs. Bryant previously had told authorities of seeing Robins about half an hour earlier Thursday aft ernoon at State and Adams streets, a block south from where Haupt re ported meeting him. “He was preoccupied,” Mrs. Bry ant said. “He was hurrying alone and appeared worried. I was about to speak to him when the traffic light changed, and I had no oppor tunity.” Both..Haupt and Mrs. Bryant have known the missing man for about twenty years, and were positive they could not have been mistaken in their identification. HOGS CLOSE WEEK 5 TO 10 CENTS LOWER Cattle and Calf Trade Quotably Steady; sheep Firm. Hogs closed the week at the city yards this morning 5 to 10 cents lower than the average Friday. The bulk, 140 to 350 pounds, sold for $4.15 to $4.55. Top price paid was $4.55. Receipts were estimated at 2,000; holdovers were 484. In the cattle market slaughter classes were quotably steady. Re ceipts were 100. Vealers were un changed at $6.50 down. Calf re ceipts numbered 100. Sheep were steady, ewe and wether lambs selling mostly around $6 to $6.50. Receipts were 400. At Chicago there were scarcely enough choice hogs on hand to quote a market. Scattered sales of better kinds were 10 to 15 cents below Friday’s average. Receipts rect. Holdovers were 2,000. Cattle were steady to 25 cents higher, com pared with a week ago. Receipts were 300. Sheep were nominal, with receipts of 3,000. Woman Dies While Reading Mrs. Mary Keyser, 78, was found dead Friday night in her home, 251 North Delaware street, apartment 9, by Allen Catt, who lives in apartment 11. Mrs. Keyser, known to have been suffering from heart disease for some years, apparently died while reading. State Democrats to Golf Annual golf tournament of the Indiana Democratic Club will be held Thursday at the Speedway course followed by a dinner in the fclub home. Frederick Van Nuys and R. Earl Peters are among the entrants. W'rong Address Is Given Address of 2223 West Morris street, given police by Mrs. Aileen Bradley, convicted Wednesday of theft in municipal court, is the res idence of Homer Edwards. The Edwards family does not know Mrs. Bradley. Boy Patient Flees From Hospital Police were searching today for Hubert Henderson, 13, a patient, who fled late Friday afternoon from Riley hospital, taking with him a patient chart. He was dressed In blue and white overalls.