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CALU*' #WEST bV R. G MONTGOMERY C mn Nt a stPKACt wr. CHAPTER ONE 'jpHE offices in the Equity building are spacious and attractive. They have the at mosphere of successful busi ness. The corner offices over looking Tenth street are equipped with mahogany fur-j niture, easy chairs and con venient ash trays. A great glass-topped desk stands j almost in the center of the deep rug. In spite of this atmosphere, on a Friday afternoon at ten min- | utes past 1, the air in Suite 216 was surcharged with something almost explosive. ‘ Mr. Ball from Blind River, eh?" Asper Delo’s face was purple with anger. “Mr. Ball, you are a dirty Irish snoop!" The owner and op erator of the Delo Timber Com pany sprang to his feet and moved ponderously around his desk. The target of his wrath, a lean young man with a freckled nose and wide, firm mouth, looked the big boss over with amused gray eyes. He shoved his stetson back as though 10 allow a lock of unruly, dark hair, a Utile more freedom. It was plain that he was a man more accustomed to the saddle than to the soft carpets of Suite 216. “I never new a squarehead who could keep his temper,” Stan Ball drawled, with mock gravity. Asper Delo smacked the glass top of his desk with a huge fist and ex ploded wrathfully. “You came here to insult me!” His words choked him. “I came here to tell you the truth, and I am to get it out of my system.” Stan Ball grinned, show ing a set of even, white teeth. With an easy swing of the booted leg, he seated himself upon the wide win dow ledge overlooking Tenth street. Asper Delos bony jaws worked until his blue eyes bulged, but no words came. “You have committed several mur ders, and you are a prime thief.” Stan Ball made the statement eas ily. As he spoke, his eyes wan dered down into the crowded street. He gazed thoughtfully at the top of the hurrying cars while the tim ber king spluttered and strove to gain control of his voice. # a * A SHINY limousine pullled up at the curb below. Stan's firm mouth twisted into a sneer as he watched a liveried driver step out of the car and walk across the street with two very attentive com panions. Old Asper Delo. two-fisted lum-,, . ... 1 her man, had gone swanky with a | town car and a unuormed driver. The young man's thoughts were Interrupted rudely. “You'll eat those words!” Asper Delo’s nose was thrust almost into Stan Ball’s face. The lanky cowboy slid from the window ledge and his high-heeled boots clicked on the polished floor beside the rug. With a short laugh, he roused himself and faced Asper Delo. The amused light left his eyes and they glinted as he shoved ihe timber king away with a lean *rm. “Maybe you never shot a man in the back yourself, but your straw boss up at Three Rivers has hired it done. Not once, but three times!” Stan Balls jaw thrust out aggres sively. “You own that outfit and you're responsible.'\ He leaned toward Asper Delo and his eyes were hard. “I'm going up there to get a re port of your workings, an honest report—get that?" Stan pushed his hat back a little farther. “I came up here to tell you so. so that you could call your man. Swergin. and have him hire a breed to shoot me in the back.” Asper Delo was past words, but he was not past action. In the days when he had run his own crews he had ruled with his fists. Now his Viking blood boiled within him. With a rasping roar, he swung a fist at Stan Ball’s chin. That irritating young man side stepped with lightning smoothness. Without seeming effort, he slid in nearer and in a second Asper Delo was neatly tied with his own big arms holding themselves. Stan Ball shoved him back against the desk and his wicked grin returned. “You will fight, won't you? But you haven't the sand to do your own killing." There was a taunt ing edge to the words. Breathing heavily, Asper Delo collected himself. He was not licked by any means, but he realized that he was no match for the lean youngster who faced him. He shook his fist impotently and retreated around his desk. “You’ll never set foot on the Three Rivers cuttings, you lying whelp! We have mat tract in spected and the timber checked by a government man and we don’t allow fools meddling with our busi ness.” Asper gripped the top of his desk and his words jerked from be tween his teeth. Yes? Inspected and reported? Well. Mr. Delo, we are getting our (Turn to Page Eight) 50-50 BURGLAR TRAP Alarm Scheme Works, But Crook Makes Good His Escape. A burglar trap set by Gale Hen drickson at his home, 1731 Arrow avenue, worked to a certain extent Tuesday night. Hendrickson, who set the trap after his home was entered last week, placed a hammer and some string so that tampering with the door would cause the hammer to fall. The hammer fell when an attempt was made to enter, but the thief •scaped. The Indianapolis Times Generally fair* tonight and Thursday; somewhat warmer Thursday. VOLUME 44—NUMBER 108 DRY LEADERS ARE AHEAD IN VOTE RETURNS Senator ‘5-and-10’ Jones of Washington, However, Having Hard Fight. HUEY HAS WAY AGAIN Cole Blease Fails to Make Grade for Comeback; Moses Is Victor. Bv United Pres* Dry leaders involved in nine state primary contests where issues ranged from prohibition to Huey (Kingflsh) Long held early leads in returns today, although Senator Wesley L. Jones (Wash.), Republic an author of the drastic “five-and ten” prohibition law, was threatened with defeat. Early returns had given Jones’ opponent for the senatorial nomin ation a slight lead, but later reports left Adam Beeler, jovial repealist and former state supreme court jus tice, trailing. The wet Democratic candidate for that office in Washington, Hamer T. Bone, held a substantial lead, however, over Stephen F. Chadwick, Seattle. The Democrats were reg istering double the Republican vote. Another state in which prohibi tion was an issue was New Hamp shire where Governor John G. Winant, who usually won a heavy dry and woman vote, led his Re publican repealist oppnent, State Senator George I. Haselton, almost 7 to 1 in the race for the guberna torial nomination. Huey Long Is Issue United States Senator George H. Moses was assured of the Repub lican nomination there, and in the Second congressional district where wets and drys battled over the con gressional nomination, the dry was out in front. Former Governor Charles W. Tobey led Harold K. Davison, avowed wet. Huey Long was the issue in Lousi ana. The Louisiana Democratic boss put Congressman John H. Overton in the senatorial nomina tion race in an effort to oust an old political enemy, United States Sen ator Edwin Broussard, and appar ently had succeeded by almost 2 to 1. Broussard had been in the senate twelve years. Long’s ticket favored repeal and limitation of private wealth. Prohibition figured in at least one Vermont contest, the Republican nomination for the state’s only seat in the national house of representa tives. Congressman Ernest W. Gibson, Brattleboro. resubmissionist and in cumbent for nine years, was leading Loren R. Pierce, repealist, almost 2 to 1. Cole Blease Comeback Fails Cole Blease, for many years a na tional figure among Democratic congressmen, apparently failed in a comeback attempt in South Carolina where he opposed Ellison D. Smith, incumbent, for the nomination for the senate. The primary results summarized fo\low: ARIZONA—Dr. B. B. Moeur lead ing Governor W. P. Hunt for the Democratic gubernatorial nomina tion, but other returns expected to cut down his lead. Jack Kinney leading W. W. Midgley, Republican rival. 2 to 1. Senator Carl Hayden and Congressman Lewis W. Douglas, Democratic incumbents, apparently renominated. COLORADO —Karl C. Schuyler, attorney for Henry C. Blackmer in the oil scandals, leading Nate C. Warren for Republican senatorial nomination. John T. Barnett, oil millionaire, leading Alva B. Adams for Democratic nomination. James D. Parrott (Rep.) and Lieutenant- Governor E. C. Johnson (Dem.) led in the gubernatorial race. Burcker Holds Big Lead LOUISIANA—Huey Long's ticket, pledged to repeal and limitation of private wealth, apparently winning by a huge vote. Nomination of John H. Overton for United States senate means retirement after twelve years of Senator Edwin S. Broussard. MICHIGAN—Governor Wilbur M. Burcker (Rep.) held huge lead over opponents for the gubernatorial : nomination. MISSISSIPPI —Congressman Bob Hall trailing W. M. Collmer for the Democratic congressional nomina tion in Sixth district runoff. In cumbent highway commissioners leading opponents. NEW HAMPSHIRE Governor John G. Winant (Rep.) leading for Republican gubernatorial nomina tion. Charles W. Tobey (Rep.) leading in congressional race. Sen ator Moses assured of his renom ination. George H. Duncan (Dem.) and Henri T. Ledoux running even for gubernatorial nomination. Jere miah Doyle and John J. Landers also in close race for Democratic congressional nomination. Fred H. Brown seemed assured of Demo- J cratic senatorial nomination. Con- 1 gressman William N. Rodgers j (Dem.) apparently renominated by large majority. Renominate Vermont Governor SOUTH CAROLINA Senior Ellison Smith apparently renomi nated by large majority over former Senator Cole Blease. Blease had promised a “house cleaning of tax WASHINGTON Wesley Jones (Rep.) apparently renominated al though facing close vote. Homer T. Bone leading in Democratic sena torial contest. Democratic candi dates polling twice the vote regis tered for Republicans. VERMONT Governor Stanley C. Wilson apparently re nominated along with Congressman Ernest W. Gibson. No major Demo cratic contents. INDIANAPOLIS, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 1932 Circus Stars Will Wed M- ~ - * BP Bit. :. vßMttfcW 'FLYING FAMILY' SAFE AT PORT K* ? Blizzard Forced Ship Down, 'FLYING FAMILY' SAFE AT PORT Blizzard Forced Ship Down, Hutchinson Reveals. By 1 nitrd Press ANGMAGSSALIK, Greenland, Sept. 14.—The “flying Hutchinsons” were safe on land today, and glad of it. The eight persons aboard the am phibian “City of Richmond” were brought here at 3:30 p. m. Tuesday, by the trawler Lord Talbot, which rescued them from Ikersuak Fjord after their plane was forced down and wrecked at sea. Hutchinson revealed that he en countered a blizzard while flying from Julianehaab to Angmagssalik Sunday, and that his plane wcw wrecked when he came down on the sea. The Lord Talbot was the first vessel to answer Hutchinson’s SOS signals, and eventually found the “flying family.” Greenland residents familiar with the dangerous moods of northern waters marveled that the Hutchin son party, which included Mrs. Hutchinson and her two young daughters, escaped injury. Puzzle Prizes If you've been wondering how to pass away the time these cool evenings, here's the answer. Here's fun for you and may be some cash along with your amusement, if you’re clever. The Times today announces, on Page Nine, the rules for its Scrambled Letter contest, in which $125 in prizes will be given. One scrambled letter will be printed each day for twenty six days, starting Thursday. You put them together and when you have the entire twen ty-six, send them to The Times Scrambled Letter Editor. Turn to Page Nine for details and rules. Then watch for the letter “A” Thursday. CORN IS UNCHANGED Crop Conditions at Stand still, Reports Declare, By l nited. Press LAFAYETTE, Ind., Sept. 14. Corn crop conditions in Indiana remained virtually unchanged throughout September, it was re ported today by the Purdue uni versity agricultural experiment sta tion and the U. S. department of agriculture. “Improvement was shown in three southern districts and along the Wabash valley as far up as the middle of the state,” the report read. In the northeastern quarter there was a sharp deterioration from drought. The improvement and de terioration offset each other when the acreage involved is taken into account.” CONVICT GETS DRUNK; STARTS ONE-MAN RIOT Steals Prunes, Apricots and Makes Brew Right in Cell. JOLIET, 111., Sept. 14.—Warden D. Whipp of Joliet penitentiary is beginning to wish convict William (Dutch) Emmerling would take the pledge. Emmerling today is in solitary confinement for the second time in three months, after attempting to start a riot after becoming intoxi cated in his cell. As before, the convict fashioned his brew out of prunes, apricots and potatoes stolen from the prison kitchen and fermented with yeast. CENTRAL ENROLLS 239 Total List to Reich 400, Officials at South Side College Say. With a total of 239 students en rolled Tuesday, the first day of school, it is expected that total en rollment at Indiana Central will reach 400 this semester. Os the enrollment Tuesday, nine ty-six were freshmen, school au thorities said. A romance of the “Big Tops” will culminate in the marriage of Vera • Bruce (above) and Al fredo Codona, (right), veteran cir cus trapeze artists known to thousands here and in Europe. Codona was the husband of Lil lian Leitzell, aerialist queen, who fell to her death during a per formance in Copenhagen eighteen months ago. At the time, Codona was only a short distance away, appearing with his brother and Miss Bruce in a Berlin circus. Codona later took his wife’s ashes back to Los Angeles for interment. The wedding will take place Sunday in San Antonio, Tex., during the convention of the Cir cus Fans Association. FIGHT FLARES IN FARM STRIKE Violence Breaks Out; Five Picketers Arrested. By United Press SIOUX CITY, la., Sept. 14.—Vio lence broke out anew today in the farm strike. A cattle truck driver, who suc ceeded in running his cargo through picket lines on highway No. 75, south of Sioux City, was followed into the city then attacked. He was beaten and his truck damaged. Police placed five suspects under arrest. The violence followed by only a few hours a mass meeting at which a vote was taken on the question of continuing picketing. Appioximately 4,000 attended the mass meeting, but only those who had participated in previous picket ing activities were permitted to vote. The ballot gave: For picketing, 436; against picketing, 249. Picketing which has been in prog* ress on lowa highways since the Governors’ conference last week, was spreading gradually today into South Dakota and the Nebraska area west of Sioux City. CYCLE COP PERFECTS CRACK TUMBLING ‘ACT’ Runs Into Side of Car, Does Triple Somersault Over Automobile. If James Stack, Gary, ever loses his job as a state policeman, he probably can get a place with Sells- Floto or Hagenbeck* Wallace circus. Tuesday night, according to a re port at state police headquarters here, Mrs. Agnes Bartley, Gary, failed to stop at Fifth avenue, Gary, which is a preferential street. Stack struck the side of her car with his motorcycle and did a triple somersault over the automobile. He incurred only several scratches and lost one of his shoes. John J. Rasbo 111 Bom DAYTON, 0., Sept. 14.—A six pound son, born yesterday to Mrs. John J. Raskob Jr., will be named John J. Raskob 111, the parents an nounced today. AD INCREASE SEEN 15 Leading National Firms to Put on Pressure. By United Press NEW YORK. Sept. 14.—Fifteen out of forty leading national ad vertisers polled by the magazine Advertising and Selling reported they “are prepared to increase their advertising this fall,” the magazine announced today. “Os the remaining twenty-five, a considerable majority reported that their plans still were undecided. Tageant Held at La Porte By United Press LA PORTE. Ind.. Sept. 14.—A pa geant in which more than 300 per sons participated, depicting the city's history, climaxed today’s cele bration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the city of La Porte. U. S. PLANE IS NEAR EUROPE ON ROME HOP S. S. France Sights Speed ing Craft 450 Miles From English Coast. THREE ON BOARD SHIP Edna Newcomer Plans to Leap From Cabin at Florence, Italy. By l nited Press ABOARD S. S. FRANCE, Sept. 14.—The S. S. France passed a monoplane headed east at 11:50 a. m (eastern standard time) to day. It was aluminum colored. Everything seemed normal with the plane. The France’s position at the time was 49.36 north, 17.38 west. The American Nurse is not aluminum colored, but is painted white. It is likely that at a dis tance its color would be mistaken for aluminum, officials at Floyd field, New York, said. If the plane sighted was the American Nurse, it was north of its Intended course. The position given is about 450 miles west of Land’s End, the southeastern ex tremity of England. Europe Awaits Plane By United Press LONDON, Sept. 14.—The mono plane American Nurse, carrying an American nurse, a doctor and a pilot on a non-stop flight from New York to Rome, was eagerly awaited over the coast of Spain and Portugal today. The plane apparently was mak ing steady progress, and, if it holds to its southern course, should be in the vicinity of Cape Finisterre, northern Spain, early tonight (east ern time.) When last reported to the United Press by the steamer Ashburton at 12:30 a. m. (eastern standard time) the plane was 450 miles northwest of the Azores, or about 1„600 miles from Cape Finistere. At an estimated speed of at least 100 miles an hour, the plane should make land before nightfall in New York. As the fuel load decreased the plane’s speed would increase, it was pointed out. The monoplane is a flying scien tific laboratory in which a physician and a nurse planned to study the reaction of pilots and passengers in ocean flights. There also is a mas cot aboard, a pet woodchuck named "Tailwind,” which will act as a carbon monoxide “detector” if nox ious fumes come from the motor. Aboard the plane are William Ul brich, veteran pilot; Dr. Leon M. Pisculli, New York physician: Miss Edna Newcomer, nurse, of Wil liamsport, Pa., who also will act as relief pilot. Miss Newcomer planned to make a parachute jump over Florence, Italy, in honor of Florence Night ingale. MRS. ROSS IN STATE Former Wyoming Governor to Open Tour Tonight. By United Press NEW ALBANY, Ind., Sept. 14. Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross, vice-chair man of the Democratic national committee and former Governor of Wyoming, will open her Indiana speaking tour here tonight. Mrs. Ross will be accompanied by Mrs. Samuel Ralston, widow of the late senator, and Paul V. McNutt, Democratic Governor nominee. She will be the first woman speaker of the national organization to speak in Indiana. Mrs. Ross is scheduled for two speeches Thursday. She will speak at Matthew Grove, near Clinton, in the afternoon. In the evening, she will be principal speaker at a Terre Haute meeting honoring Mrs. Vir ginia Jenckes, candidate for con gress from the Sixth district. CRASH HURTS CHILDREN Auto Driven by Father Is Struck by Another Machine. Martha Elliott, 10, and Robert Elliott, 2, children of Mr. and Mrs. George Elliott, 1236 West Thirty fifth street, were cut and bruised on Tuesday night when the automobile driven by their father was struck at Twenty-eighth street and Indian apolis avenue by a car driven by Charles H. Ward, Negro, 2309 In dianapolis avenue. Place Your Want Ad at a Convenient Branch . . . For convenience of per sons wishing to place a want ad during Times Want Ad Weeks, starting tomorrow, The Times has established Want Ad branches in neighborhood drug stores in all parts of the city. The Apollo theater will present two guest tickets with each ad phoned or placed at a want ad branch that appears five or more days. During Times Want Ad Weeks Want Ads. 3 Cents a Word Entered gs Second Class Matter at Postoffice. Indianapolis Hunt Missing Teacher V^-, >■ :• • *'!* " * |i^B PRISONER SLAIN; DOCTOR REPORTS Illinois Jail Death Caused by Beating, Is Claim. By United Press CHICAGO, Sept. 14.—A beating probably caused the death of Mar tin Virant, whose body was found suspended from his cel in the Taze well county jail at Pekin, Dr. Wil liam D. McNally reported today. Dr. McNally will present his find ings at the inquest to be held in Pekin Thursday. Deputy Sheriff C. O. Skinner of Pekin is being held under $20,000 bond on a murder charge in con nection with the death. Virant had been held as a witness in a murder case and had charged from the stand that Skinner had kicked him while he was in jail. Examination of Virant’s vital or gans, as made by Dr. McNally, showed no strychnine or opiates, he said, thus eliminating the theory that Virant died after administra tion of “knockout drops.” COUPLE IS ROBBED OF S6O BY AUTO BANDITS City Girl Is Loser or $lO rurse, Es cort Gives Up SSO. Loot of S6O was obtained Tuesday night from a couple motoring near Edgewood, according to a report to police by Byron Edwards of Rush ville, who said he and Miss Marian Allison, Seventeenth street and Lin wood avenue, were the robbery vic tims. Edwards said the bandits took his watch and pocketbook. valued at SSO, and Miss Allison's purse, valued at $lO. Two men, both armed, who were riding in an old sedan, committed the robbery. After obtaining the loot, they disconnected wiring of Edwards’ car and forced him and Miss Allison into a field before flee ing, he said. BABE RUTH TO JOIN YANKEES NEXT WEEK Swat King Sure to Be Ready for World Series, McCarthy Declares. By United Press CHICAGO, Sept. 14.—Babe Ruth may rejoin the New York Yankees in time to play against the Athletics at Philadelphia next Wednesday, Joe McCarthy, Yankees’ manager, said today after receiving a tele gram from Ruth. The Babe says he is feeling fine and surely will be ready for the j world series, McCarthy said. DIES AT CARO GAME ! City Man Is Victim of Heart Disease While Playing Euchre. Frank C. Schabet, 2540 Broadway, died suddenly while playing euchre Tuesday night at the home of Earl P. Ensley, 1326 North Lasalle street. He was a victim of heart disease, according to Dr. E. R. Wilson, deputy coroner. BOY FUERS BURIED All Cloverdale Turns Out for Funeral of Lads. By United Press CLOVERDALE. Ind., Sept. 14.- The entire village of Cloverdale joined today in funeral services for twe schoolboy fliers who were killed when their plane crashed on a farm near here Sunday. William Judson Lindley, youngest pilot of Indiana, was at the controls when the craft fell. He was ac companied by Dureane Gremer. Both were 16. Joint funeral services were held for the youths. Hourly Temperatures 6a. qi.,... 64 10 a. m 77 7a. m..... 66 11 a. m 79 Ba. m 70 12 (noon).. 81 9 a. m 74 1 p. m 81 Miss Collette Haley (upper), 22- year-old school teacher of Strea tor, 111., is being hunted through the midwest as the victim of an alleged kidnaping. A brother of Miss Haley has ob tained a warrant charging that Father William Courtney (lower) of Alexis, 111., abducted the teacher. The priest also is the object of a police search. At her rural school, eight miles from Streator. Miss Haley was conducting her classes when she was called outside. Seh failed to reappear in the schoolroom. MINERS START NEW INVASION ‘Shock Troops’ Again Will Picket Illinois Pits. By United Press GILLESPIE, 111., Sept. 14.—A new invasion of southern Illinois by “shock troops” for picketing mines operating under the reduced union wage contract was announced today by the Progressive Miners of Amer ica, recently formed by rebellious members of the United Mine Work ers. The new union’s plans also pro vided for invasion of other mining areas where operators have resumed work under the reduced scale of $5 a day, which has the United Mine Workers’ approval. The new union demands $6.10. The invaders will be small groups of picked men, who will work as in dividuals or will camp on the bor ders of counties where authorities attempt to block their entrance. Invasion of north Illinois coal fields already has started, it was said. Several groups of the “shock” forces left Tuesday for the Wil mington area. GET FOLO Beat Nonunion Men By United Press KNOXVILLE, Ind., Sept. 14.—Sev eral nonunion coal miners were re ported to have been beaten severe ly today when they tried to run a gantlet of hundreds of pickets sur rounding the Knoxville Mining Company's co-operative mine east of here. Sheriff’s deputies and state high way police were ordered to the trou ble zone. FREED FROM JAIL, CUE CHAMP GETS ‘ORDERS’ Judge Rules Spivey Must Pay $3 a Week for Child’s Support. Louis Spivey, former Indiana bil liard champion, who was released Tuesday after serving a five-day jail term for contempt of court, was ordered by Superior Judge William A. Pickens today to pay $3 a week for the support of his daughter Betty Lou, 7. The contempt term was imposed because Spivey failed to obey a court order for support money. Delivers Memorial Sermon By United Press VINCENNES, Ind., Sept. 14. Rev. H. C. Clippenger, Greenwood, Ind., celebrating the fiftieth anni versary of his admission to the In diana conference of the Episcopal church, deliver* me morial seiraon today as 01s*, session of the conference c HOME EDITION ' PRICE TWO CENTS Outside Marion County. 3 Cent* KANSANS HEAR ROOSEVELT ON FARM RELIEF Throng of 20,000 on His toric Topeka Capitol Grounds for Speech. PLEDGES TARIFF SHIFTS Benefit Equivalent to Those Given Industries Urged for Agriculture. BY FREDERICK STORM United Press Staff Correspondent STATE CAPITOL. TOPEKA, Kan. Sept. 14.—A crowd of 20.000 thronged the grounds of the historic state capitol here today to hear Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt. Democratic presidential nominee, offer to the farmers of the nations his proposed remedies for their economic ills. A blazing hot sun beat down on most of the audience who streamed into the park after lining the main street of the city to welcome the nominee and Speaker John N. Garner of Texas, his running mate. Roosevelt, in his speech, offered the agricultural mid-west a relief plan to give farmers a tariff bene fit equivalent to the benefits given industry. The Governor, making the first of four major speeches on his trans continental tour, emphasized im portant points in the plan provid ing for self-financing and preven tion of retaliation by foreign coun tries. He also advocated more equitable distribution of taxes, the need for refinancing farm mortages and ex tension of credit to holders of farm mortgages on certain combinations. Bares 6-Point Program The Governor summed up his plan in six proposals that provide: 1. A tariff benefit over world prices which is equivalent to the benefits given by the tariff to in dustrial prbducts. 2. The plan must finance itself. 3. It must not make use of any mechanism which would cause Eu ropean customers to retaliate on the ground of dumping. 4. It must make use of existing agencies, and, so far as possible, be decentralized in its administration, thus placing responsibility for oper ation upon the locality rather than upon Washington. 5. It must operate as nearly as possible on a co-operative basis and its effect must be to enhance and strengthen the co-operative move ment. The plan must not be coercive. It, must be voluntary, and the indi vidual producer should at all times have the opportunity of nonpartici pation if he desires. Urges Tax Cut Leadership Roosevelt declared that before putting the plan into effect “I would reorganize the United States department of agriculture looking toward the administrative machin ery needed to build a program of national planning.” The Governor asserted that permanent relief for agriculture can come through national leader ship in the reduction and more equitable distribution of taxes. The nominee said there were too many taxing districts, too many lo cal units of government, too many unnecessary offices and functions. The Governor cited the necessity of refinancing farm mortgages if the agrarians of the nation are to enjoy prosperity. “Specifically,” he asserted, “I am prepared to insist that federal credit be extended to banks, insurance, or loan companies, or other corpora tions or individuals which hold farm mortgages among their assets—but that these credits be made on the condition that every reasonable as sistance be given to the mortgagors where the loans are sound, with the purpose of preventing foreclosure.” Confer With Gamer Means of bringing about, through government effort, a substantial re duction in the difference between the prices of the things the farm er sells and the things he buys, was declared by the Governor to be an immediate enecessity. “One way of attacking this dis parity,” he said, “is by restoring in ternational trade through tariftf readjustments in support of a clear, comprehensive plan for solving, at least in part, some of the farmers’ difficulties.” “It is a matter of common knowl edge that the President, then the secretary of commerce, was not without influence in the determina tion of this result,” Roosevelt said. Speaker Gamer brought to Gov ernor Roosevelt, Democratic presi dential nominee, assurances that the west would go for their ticket in November. He boarded Roose velt’s special train at Kansas City. They discussed campaign plans, particularly as regards the territory Garner is to invade between now and election. Harry Woodring, Democratic Gov ernor of Kansas, also met Roose velt. MAYOR GOING~TO GARY Sullivan to Attend 3-Day Session of State Municipal League. Mayor Reginald H. Sullivan, ac companied by his secretary, Walter Watson, will leave late this after noon for Gary, to attend tjhe three day meeting of the Municipal League of Indiana, which opens there to day. Suicide Foe Kills Self BERLIN, Sept. 14.—Dr. Heinrich Dehmel, 42, founder of the Institute for Advice to Would-be Suicides, killed himself by swallowing poison Tuesday.