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HEAVILY ARMED BANDIT GANG
STEALS TWO BIG AUTOS AT
GARAGE, KIDNAPS EMPLOYES
Gunmen, Believed Planning Major Crime,
Free Pair of Captives Near Nora; Third
Man Left Bound at North Side Firm.
MACHINE GUN IS AMONG WEAPONS
_
‘We Don’t Want Any Money,’ Says Leader
of Outfit, ‘All We Need Is a Couple
of Good Cars to Use.’
Kidnaping two employes and binding a third, four
heavily armed bandits early today stole two large automo
biles from the Thirtieth Street garage, 36 West Thirtieth
street, and fled north on Road 31, after freeing their two
captives about a mile north of Nora.
Information gathered by police following a holdup of
a man and girl Sunday night on West Washington street,
near Lyndhurst drive, leads to a belief that the bandits in
both cases planned some major crime.
The men in the holdup Sunday night had a large auto
mobile with license plates corresponding to those of a car
stolen in Chicago.
NEEDY RELIEF
PLAN STUDIED
M'Nutt May Combine Poor
Aid, Penal Affairs.
Penal Affairs.
BY DANIEL M. KIDNEY
Plan to combine state admin
istration of unemployment relief
k with that of penal affairs under
supervision of secretary in the Gov
ernor’s office was being considered
today by Governor-Elect Paul V.
McNutt.
The idea, advanced by McNutt,
grew out of information obtained
at his conference Tuesday with
Governor Harry G. Leslie.
Leslie had Dr. John H. Hewitt,
state unemployment relief director,
explain what is being done now.
Pleas Greenlee, McNutt’s secretary,
also attended the conference. Later
he and the governor-elect evolved
the idea of combining the offices
as an economy move.
Hewitt and a secretary handle the
unemployment relief under the Les
lie administration, while Gaylord
Morton, secretary to Leslie, and an
aid of Morton’s handle penal affairs.
These include pardons and paroles
formerly handled by the state par
don board, which was abolished.
To combine the two positions
would cut costs in half, it was de
clared.
Jay White, South Bend, has been
mentioned prominently as a leading
contender for the position under
the McNutt regime.
Combining economy with effi
ciency will be the goal of the new
administration the Governor-elect
told members of the state budget
committee before they started on
their tour of state institutions Tues
day.
BEAUTY 'MENTALLY ILL’
Helen Lee Worthing Is Ruled In
somniac at Pyschopathic Hearing.
By I nited Prr x* t
LOS ANGELES. Nov. 30.—Ad
judged‘mentally ill” after a psycho
pathic hearing, Helen Lee Worth
ing, formerly of the rollies, was
ordered paroled Tuesday to the care
of her divorced husband. Dr. Eugene
C. Nelson, Negro physician.
The winsome blond was described
as ‘perturbed’ and an insomniac by
a member of examining alienists,
with Dr. Nelson as the principal wit
ness.
,100 GO BACK TO JOBS
Terre Haute Repair Shops of Pennsy
Railroad Resume Activities.
By United Pret*
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Nov. 30.
More than one hundred employes
of the Pennsylvania railroad repair
shops here will return to work
Thursday as result of a $2,100,000
“work loan” from the Reconstruc
tion Finance Corporation, company
officials announced.
GAY ELL
Secretary to Leslie Returns to Desk
After Severe Illness,
Gaylord S. Morton. Governor
Harry G. Leslie's secretary in charge
of penal affairs, returned to his
desk at tfie statehouse Tuesday for
a few hours. He has recovered
from a severe attack of pneumonia,
which kept him confined for the
last several weeks.
FAMOUS ARTIST DEAD
Garl Melchers, Internationally
Known, Passes Suddenly.
By United Pret*
FREDERICKSBURG. Va., Nov. 30.
Gari Melchers, internationally
known American artist, died sud
denly today at his home near Fred
ericksburg.
Cigar Manufacturer Dies
By United Pret
LIMA, 0.. Nov. 30. —Henry
Deisel Sr., 70, founder and chair
man of the executive committee of
the Deisel-Wemmer-Gilbert Corpo
ration, cigar manufacturers, died
in an ambulance here Tuesday after
‘ suffering a heart attack on the
street. *
The Indianapolis Times
VOLUME 44—NUMBER 174
The bandits, who appeared
at the garage shortly after 4
this morning, were firm, but
considerate, and gave the kid
naping victims $3 and an um
brella when they forced them
from one of the stolen cars.
Stanley Myers, 33, a mechanic,
who lives above the garage, and
Thomas Pullian, 31, Negro, 1146
Roach street, were kidnaped. Richard
Mayes, 20, Negro, 709 Edgemont
avenue, was bound with tape and
left in the garage, a prisoner in the
rear seat of an automobile.
Pullian said the bandits came to
the garage in a small black sedan,
and said they wished to have a
clutch adjusted. At the time Myers
was asleep upstairs, and Mayes was
dozing in the rear of the garage.
Employe Bound With Tape
Advised that the mechanic was
asleep, the men said “We’re willing
to pay well,” and Myers was
awakened by Pullian.
Returned from Myers room,
Pullian, found one of the visitors
backing a large car from its park
ing plape.
“Hey, you can’t do that,” Pullian
yelled.
“Oh, can't we?” a second man
asked as he pressed a revolver
against Pullian.
Pullian was placed in the rear
seat of another car and his hands,
mouth and eyes bound With ad
hesive tape.
Mayes was placed in the front
seat of a car and Myers in the rear.
One bandit armed with a sawed
off shotgun sat with Myers and a
second drove.
Armed With Machine Gun
A second car which was in the
garage was taken by the third ban
dit, and the fourth drove the car in
which the men had arrived.
“We don’t want any money,” the
bandits said. “All we want is a
couple of good cars to use.”
The kidnaped men said the
bandits had a Browning machine
gun, sawed off shotgun and revol
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RAPID RECOVERY IS
FORESEEN FOR FORD
Likely to Be Strong Enough
to Leave Hospital Soon.
By United Press
DETROIT, Nov. 30.- Henry
Ford's continued improvement from
a hernia and appendicitis operation
indicated today he may be strong
enough to leave the hospital within
ten days. A good night's sleep
brought his temperature to normal
today.
The first visitor was admitted to
Ford's sickroom Tuesday. He was
William J. Cameron, a Ford Motor
Company executive.
Mrs. Ford, who had remained at
her husband's side since Saturday,
left the hospital for several hours
Tuesday night to attend a meeting
at her home.
RAILROADER IS KILLED
Big Four Repairman Loses Life
When Flat Car Overturns.
By United Press
TERRE HAUTE. Ind., Nov. 30.
B. R. Steward, 33, car repairman
for the Big Four Railroad, died in
St. Anthony’s hospital here of in
juries suffered when a motor-driven
flat car he was riding overturned
near Coal Bluff.
10,000 Volunteer Workers to Join
‘Give-a-Dollar’ Relief Fund Drive
To meet the greatest need Indi
anapolis ever has known, the larg
est group of volunteer workers in
the history of the Community
Fund will carry the slogan, “Give
a Dollar,” into practically every of
fice and home in the city, begin
ning Thursday morning and con
tinuing through Friday.
The mobilization of volunteer
workers in the supplementary forty
eight-hour drive to the annual
fund campaign reached a total of
nearly 10,000 today with the an
nouncement that 7,000 high school
students would participate.
Fair tonight and Thursday; slowly rising temperature with lowest tonight about 38.
INDIANAPOLIS, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 1932
Britain's Debt Delay
Plea Expected Today; ‘
Ready to Pay in Gold
Strong Terms Probably Will Be Used in
Urging Postponement; Responsibility
for More Chaos to Be Left to U. S.
BY HARRY L. PERCY
United Pres* Staff Corresoondent
LONDON, Nov. 30.—Britains plea for postponement of the Dec. 15
war debt payment of $95,500,000 to the United States and her offer to
pay in gold, if the United States insists, is ready for dispatch to Washing
ton. The note will be cabled to Washington for delivery to State Secre
tary Henry L. Stimson this afternoon.
The Daily Mail said that the main purport of the note would be the
offer to pay in gold, if the United States insists.
ILLINOIS AIDS
KIDNAP HUNT
Rensselaer Sheriff Fails to
Unearth Clew in Search
for Girl, 4.
By United Press
RENSSELAER, Ind., Nov. 30.
Aid of Illinois police was enlisted
by Sheriff Tone Kanne today as he
intensified his hunt for Patricia
Pearl Tripp, 4, snatched from her
grandmother’s farm home near here
Monday night by a kidnaper.
Failing to unearth a single clew
in a trip Tuesday toward Gary and
Chicago, searching for the automo
bile in which the abductor escaped,
Kanne said that today he would go
to Kankakee, 111., and northward
from there.
August Johnson, and his wife, liv
ing in Porter county, paternal
grandparents of the girl, may be re
questioned today, Kanne said. t
Deny Knowledge of Affair
Johnson protested vigorously when
Mr. and Mrs. Hamlin Smith, ma
ternal grandparents of the victim
and her guardians, adopted her after
her parents died.
In previous questioning, both
Johnson and his wife have professed
ignorance of the abduction, Kanne
said.
Since a few hours after the kid
naper, a tall, swarthy, foreign ap
pearing man, seized the child after
entering the Smith home on a ruse,
roads leading northward from Rens
selaer have been patrolled.
Kanne and Mrs. Smith were of
the opinion, however, that the child
was transferred to another machine
soon after the abductor sped away
from the house, and that she is be
ing held unharmed not far distant
from Rensselaer.
No Note Is Received
“I’m sure that Patricia Pearl will
not be hurt,” Mrs. Smith said as
she regained her composure. “I
feel sure that the man who took
her, although he handled her
roughly as he fled from here, will
not injure her.”
Failure of the kidnaper to send a
note demanding ransom for return
of the girl strengthened a belief
held by both Kanne and the Smiths
that the kidnaping was for an
other purpose.
TAX COLLECTOR FIRED
Five Other Employes of State Audi
tor Also Discharged.
Joseph E. Tracy, collector in the
gasoline tax department of the of
fice of Floyd E. Williamson, auditor
of state, and five other department
employes were discharged today.
Curtailment of personal service
expenditures of the office were said
by Williamson to be the reason for
the dismissals. He indicated that he
would take over the work which
Tracy has been doing, and that it is
not likely a successor will be ap
pointed.
Give a Dollar
Use this card for your con
tribution to the “Give a Dol
lar” campaign of the Indian
apolis Community Fund. Have
it ready when the soldier, stu
dent or worker calls at your
home or office. If they don’t
happen to call on you, hand
this card and your contribution
to any policeman, or call Ri.
2406. But it isn’t necessary to
give the cash now—your
pledge is 2 cents a week, if
you desire.
Herewith is my contribution
to the “Give a Dollar” cam
paign. I am attaching the
amount of my pledge in full
I am pledging my
self to pay my contribution in
deferred payments
(Please indicat above which
plan you prefer.)
Name
Address
Butler university students, several
hundred soldiers from Fort Ben
jamin Harrison, and a special group
of regular fund workers will take
part in the door-to-door canvass
which is expected to put the drive
for $1,052,000 over the top.
City police, while not actually
soliciting contributions, will be
available to accept pledges during
the supplementary drive.
With $770,428 reported as the
total at noon Tuesday, the regular
campaign will end at 6 tonight when
The Daily Herald said the Bank
of England, acting on urgent in
structions frqm the treasury, had
arranged for shipment of £30,000,000
to New York for payment, if neces
sary. Financial quarters said in
surance for gold shipments had been
arranged.
The British note was expected to
outline in the strongest terms the
government view that postpone
ment is essential for the mainte
nance of world confidence, and
place responsibility for further eco
nomic chaos at Washington’s door.
Herriot Wins Fight
Bp United Press
PARIS, No.'. 30. —Premier Edouard
Herriot won his fight today to han
dle the debt situation without de
bate in parliament.
The finance commission of the
chamber of deputies unanimously
approved his request for postpone
ment of the Louis Marin resolution
calling for immediate debate of the
war debts.
Herriott thus will leave for the
arms negotiations at Geneva, Friday
with a free hand, and his govern
ment will not be called upon to face
a test vote of confidence in the
chamber.
The foreign affairs commission
also approved the premier’s request.
BROWN NAMED
TO m BOARD
Highway Director Is Given
4-Year Term.
Appointment of John J. Brown as
a member of the state tax board for
a four-year term beginning Thurs
day was announced today by Gov
ernor Harry G. Leslie simultaneous
ly with the acceptance of Brown’s
resignation as director of the state
highway commission.
Brown succeeds Pliny Wolford as
a member of the tax board. His
salary in the new post will be $4,000
annually, instead of $6,000 received
as highway director. He previously
served several terms as chairman of
the tax board.
Ralph Simpson, assistant high
way director, will be in charge until
an appointment is made by Gov
ernor-Elect Paul V. McNutt.
Governor Leslie attended the
meeting of the highway commission
at which the arrangements for
Brown’s resignation and successor
were made.
WORK FOR SPEED
IN ARMS PARLEY
Adjournment Christmas Is
Urged by U. S.
By'United Press
GENEVA, Nov, 30.—The United
States delegation has been instruct
ed to work for adjournment of the
world disarmament conference be
fort Christmas, on the basis of work
already accomplished, the United
Press was informed today on high
authority.
It was learned that Norman H.
Davis was instructed from Wash
ington to convince the conference
ofthe necessity of finishing the first
phase of its work before the holi
: days.
Davis conferred with the British
and German foreign secretaries
while they were in Geneva, and
went to Paris to obtain consent of
Premier Herriot.
Upon adjournment, the confer
ence would permit reference of all
unsettled questions to the perma
nent disarmament commission,
which would be commissioned to
call anew arms conference at some
future time. .
BACK JOB INSURANCE
Compulsory Step Is Recommended
by Labor Council.
By United Press
CINCINNATI, Nov. 30.—A com
pulsory unemployment insurance
plan recommended by the executive
council of the American Federation
of Labor today was by
vote of delegates to the organiza
tion's national convention here.
workers make their final reports at
a dinner in the Claypool. At the
noon meeting Tuesday, $38,922.20
was reported to reach 73.2 per cent
of the goal.
The purpose of the supplementary
campaign is to reach persons who
might otherwise not contribute.
Fund officials announced today that
it is not necessary to give cash, but
that the pledge and deferred pay
ment plan followed in the regular
campaign will be applied to the
“Give a Dollar” drive, n
REPEAL PASSAGE ON MONDAY
INDICATED IN GARNER SURVEY
BAKE OETJULS
If IOTTERf
Mann’s Alleged Relations
With Promoter of Eagles
Fund Told at Trial.
BY SANDOR S. KLEIN
United Press Staff Correspondent
FEDERAL COURT ROOM, NEW
YORK, Nov. 30. —Details of Con
rad Mann’s business relationship
with Bernard C. McGuire, alleged
lottery promoter, were related in
federal court today by Eugene J.
Balsiger, auditor of the Fraternal
Order of Eagles.
Balsiger, a bald-headed, round
faced man, was the first witness in
the government's case against
Mann, head of the Eagles; Frank
E. Hering, editor of the Eagles mag
azine; McGuire and his aid, Ray
mond Walsh, all charged with ship
ment of lottery tickets in violation
of interstate commerce, and con
spiracy.
Louis Mead Treadwell, youthful
prosecutor, first brought out that
Mann, as head of the Eagles bazar
department, was empowered to make
contracts for the operation of all
fund-raising schemes by the aeries,
or local lodges.
Contract With Herring
Treadwell read to the jury the
contract Mann had with the Eagles
to head the bazar department. One
section specified that Mann was to
receive as his personal share, 40 per
cent of the net profits from the var
ious fund-drawing affairs conducted
by the aeries.
Treadwell also established that
Mann had a contract with Hering,
in which the former agreed “in con
sideration of services and asistance
in the conduct and management”
of the bazar department to pay Her
ing one-third of Mann’s share of the
net profits.
Treadwell introduced a supple
mentary contract between Mann
and the Eagles, specifying that lo
cal aeries could enter into agree
ments with outside parties, provided
Mann received 50 per cent of the
net profits.
Balsiger testified that Mann told
him he had met McGuire in Chicago
early in December, 1930.
Told of Moose Deal
“He said he had met McGuire
in Chicago and that McGuire told
him he had just closed a ‘deal’ with
the Loyal Order of Moose and tried
to interest him in the venture,”
Balsiger said. "McGuire detailed
to him a legal way of selling the
tickets.”
Balsiger said McGuire had a con
tract for Mann’s signature, but that
it was not signed until the follow
ing morning after Clyde Taylor,
Kansas City lawyer, was called into
the conference.
The prosecutor then placed in evi
dence the contract.
The agreement authorized Mc-
Guire to conduct and operate enter
prises for raising funds for the
Eagles, to use Mann's name in the
establishment of credit and speci
fied that Mann was to furnish a
full list of the Eagles’ membership
to McGuire.
Say Profits Divided
Treadwell Tuesday characterized
the list as a “sucker list.”
McGuire agreed to supply in
writing full details of any enter
prise he planned to conduct for
the Eagles, according to the con
tract. The contract called for an
establishment of a joint bank ac
count for McGuire and Mann.
Mann and McGuire, the contract
specified, were to divide equally net
profits from the enterprises. They
w T ere equally liable for any losses
that might be incurred.
Bright Spots
Bt United Press
R. G. Dun & Cos. reports busi
ness failures last week numbered
460, against 480 in preceding week
and 492 in the like 1931 week.
Colorado & Southern railway
reports October net operating in
come of $405,925, against $385,374
in October, 1931.
Illinois Central railroad esti
mates its November coal traffic
will exceed November, 1931, total
by 25 per cent.
Plymouth Oil Company reports
net income for the ten months
ended Oct. 31 of $1,574,978. against
$518,310 in the corresponding 1931
period.
OPEN 18 OFFICES HERE
Ten Groceries Established, Monthly
Survey of Digest Shows.
Sales offices lead the list of new
business opened in Indianapolis dur
ing November, with groceries, meat
and poultry market second in num
ber, according to a monthly survey
of the Business Digest.
Eighteen sale soffioes were opened
and ten groceries were established,
according to the report. Groceries
lead the list es Dew firms in the
state, however, with restaurants and
lunchrooms second, numbering
eighteen.
Find Woman's Body in Creek
By United Pret*
FT. WAYNE, Ind:, Nov. 30.—The
body of a woman identified as Mrs.
Anna Worton, 52, was found in Spy
Run creek here today. Relatives
said she had suffered nervous dis
orders and frequently threatened to
drown herself.
Fntered as Second Class Matter
at Postoffice, Indianapolis
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‘Cap’Kile, City's Oldest
Fire Fighter, Is Dead;
Served Force 46 Years
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BANDITS KIDNAP,
ROB AGED MAN
88-Year-Old Man Found in
Dazed Condition.
Asserting he was robbed after be
ing kidnaped and carried to Green
field by several men early today,
Alonzo Snyder, 88, living alone on
East Tenth street near the Marion
county line, was found in a dazed
condition at his home by deputy
sheriff.
Snyder is the father of Mrs. Inda
Myers, 1806 North Alabama street,
twice convicted slayer of her hus
band, Fred A. Myers, Indianapolis
photographer, in December, 1920.
Appeal of two convictions on a
charge of involuntary manslaughter,
now is pending before the state su
preme court.
Suffering from a cut on the fore
head and a foot injury, Snyder was
unable to give a coherent account of
the robbery, except to assert he was
released after his pockets were
looted of a small amount of money.
Snyder was found sitting on his
bed by Mrs. Myers, who had made
her daily visits to her father’s home
since being convicted. She is free
under bond pending the appeal, po
lice said.
After examining Snyder, a phy
sician said the aged man suffered
only minor injuries.
DRIVERS CHEAT ON RED
LIGHTS, AVOID HOLDUPS
It’s O. K. With Ft. Wayne Police,
They Tell Motorists.
By United Press
FT. WAYNE, Ind., Nov. 30.—Mo
torists here may drive through red
traffic signals and not be arrested
—if they do so to avoid bandits,
police officials announced.
Because of five holdups in last
feu r nights by bandits who preyed
on motorists as they halted at traf
fic signals, police said arrests would
not be made if drivers ignored red
lights rather than be robbed.
Hourly Temperatures
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7a. m 33 11 a. m..... 47
Ba. m 33 12 (noon).. 48
9 a. m 39 1 p. m 50
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Philip H. Kile.
Veteran Joined Department
in 1886; Was Retired
Two Months Ago.
The city’s oldest fire fighter is
dead. Philip H. Kile, 70, who was
retired Sept, 6 after forty-six years
service, ten as captain of Aerial
Ladder Company 13, died early to
day of heart disease at his home,
531 East Thirty-sixth street.
His friends believe that the vet
eran’s last illness was hastened as
a result of injuries incurred in an
automobile accident while on duty
a year ago, and to grief over retir
ing before completing forty-nine
years as a fireman.
Funeral arrangements have not
yet been made. He is survived by
a son, Charles E. Kile, Milwaukee;
two sisters, Mrs. Mary Spiegel,
Shelbyville, and Mrs. Albert Ball
weg, and. a brother, George Kile,
both of Indianapolis.
Born in Indianapolis. June 16,
1862, Mr. Kile in his youth worked
as a painter. He became a sub
stitute fireman Jan. 3, 1886, and a
regular,on July 9, 1899. He was
appointed captain of the aerial lad
der company Jan. 3, 1922.
The fascination that firemen hold
for boys was strong in the future
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JUDGE DEFIES ORDER
OF COUNTY COUNCIL
Geckler Says He Will Not
Obey Rate Cut Edict.
Faced with an order from county
councilmen today cutting the rate
for care of county orphans to 60
cents a day, juvenile Judge John
F. Geckler declared he would not
obey the order.
The council refused Geckler a
$35,000 additional appropriation,
granting only $28,000 and stipulat
ing it be paid out at the rate of
60 cents a day for each county
ward.
Informed his long fight for a 75
cents rate had met this rebuff from
councilmen, Geckler declared: “The
council’s order Isn’t worth the pa
per it is written on.”
Geckler restated his position that,
after Jan. 1 he would favor slicing
the rate to 65 cents
“This will give institutions in
which wards are placed time to pre
pare for the reduction. But, until
Jan. 1 it will be impossible for them
to accept a cut,” Geckler explained.
HONOR ‘MOTHER’ JONES
Late Labor Leader’s Home Con
verted Into Memorial Shrine.
By United Pret*
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.—The
second anniversary of the death of
“Mother” Mary Jones was observed
today with an announcement that
the nearby Maryland home in
which the militant labor leader died
on Nov. 30, 1930, had been con
verted into a memorial shrine.
SANTA GETS A RAISE
Postoffice at Hamlet is Raised from
Fourth to Third-Class Station
By United Prett
WASHINGTON. Nov. 30.—Santa
Clause has been given a raise.
The post office department raised
the po6t office in the famed hamlet
of Santa Claus, Ind., from fourth
class to third-class status.
This is due to the huge volume
of mail handled there during the
Christmas season. The post office
has ve.'y little business other..j^hnes.
HOME
EDITION
PRICE TWO CENTS
Outside Marion County, 3 Cents
Speaker Will Carry Out
Plan for House Vote ofi
First Day.
SENTIMENT IS SHIFTING
Two-Thirds Majority Is
Required for Victory
of Measure.
BY WILLIAM F. KERBY
(Conyright, 1932. bv United Press*
. United Press Staff Corresnondent
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.—Demo
cratic leaders charged by Speaker
John N. Garner with conducting a
’canvass of the house to determine
prohibition repeal sentiment have
found indications in the survey,
thus far, that a repeal resolution
would pass if brought to a vote next
Monday.
Later. Speaker Garner announced
he “didn't see any reason” why the
repeal resolution should not now be
brought up for action on Monday,
the first day of the new session.
Members conducting the poll told
the United Pres today that they be
lieve 275 votes could be secured for
outright repeal. It was anticipated
there would be enough absentees to
lower the two-thirds majority re
quirement of 287 votes which would
apply if the full house were present.
One of the party leaders' said the
poll showed house sentiment shift
ing toward outright repeal among
representative members from both
north and south.
They reported that while many
congressmen still are out of the city,
the information received in inquiries
Tuesday and today Indicate there
will be 150 Democratic repeal votes
and 125 from the Republicans.
The Vice President-Elect declined
to predict passage of the repeal
amendment by the necessary two
thirds vote, but insisted that it must
be acted upon in any event.
Carry Out Program
By United Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.—Legis
lation to repeal the eighteenth
amendment will be started on its
way through congress Monday de
spite opposition of drys.
“My present intention is to go
right ahead along the schedule out
lined,” Speaker John N. Garner said
today.
That schedule contemplated the
introduction, brief discussion and
a roll call vote before adjournment
Monday night on Gamer’s repeal
amendment. A two-thirds vote is
required.
Meanwhile, former Attorney-Gen
eral A. M:tchell Palmer, who has
been co-operating with Garner at
his invitation, is completing the sup
plemental bill to set up convention
machinery in the various states for
ratification of the amendment.
Palmer has prepared a brief on
legal aspects of his convention plan,
which he is forwarding today to
• tvery senator and congressman
with a letter urging speedy action
in order to prevent a peiiod of
wholesale nullification pending final
action by the states.
Urge Minimum of Delay
The Garner-Palmer plan contem
plates that following passage of the
repeal amendment by the house,
the supplemental measure will be
introduced immediately, and passed
with the minimum of delay.
This measure, proceeding on the
theory that amending the Consti
tution wholly is a federal province,
proposes to submit the reneal reso
lution to conventions; establishes
the procedure in the nomination
and election of delegates to the
conventions, fixes the date for the
conventions and the time when the
federal government shall be in
formed of the result.
Early Conventions Provided
Although the amendment fixes
seven years as a limit within which
states may ratify, the same limit
as the original prohibition amend
ment, the supplemental bill will
specify that conventions be held
within three months after congress
has acted.
The measure will be so written
that die-hard prohibitionist Gov
ernors will be unable to block the
will of congress in the assembling
of state conventions.
The measure will in effect author
ize a great national election on the
same day, whereby voters will have
the opportunity of voting direct on
the question of abolishing national
prohibition.
‘ F A S T _ wXGON’TH R 0 UGH
Emergency Car to Remain in Police
Garage, Chief Announces.
After today the police emergency
car will remain in the garage at po
lice headquarters, its siren silenced
and its driver and crew assigned
to other jobs.
Order for abolishing emergency
runs was issued by Chief Mike Mor
rissey “in the interest of economy
and because the radio squad cars
always get there first.”
Under the new arrangement, a
sergeant and two policemen, for
merly assigned to the emergency
on each shift, will be placed in
squad cars for cruising duty.
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