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Second Section
Chairman Vinson Outlines
Economy Program After
Building of Fewer Vessels
Allowed by Treaty
Is Advocated.
Timr Staff Writer
WARM SPRINGB, Ga„ Nov. 30.
—An economical administration of
the navy to the extent of build
ing fewer ships than provided for
in the London treaty was urged
here today by Representative Carl
Vinson, of Georgia, chairman of the
house naval affairs committee, fol
lowing a conference with President-
Elect Roosevelt.
Vinson expressed strong opposi
tion to the plan for combining the
army and navy in a department of
national defense, reported to have
been proposed to Roosevelt by
Bernard M. Baruch.
Minimizing predicted economies
resulting from such change, the
Democratic naval expert said money
could be saved through merger of
various offices and activities in
each branch and creation of a cen
tral purchasing agency.
Would Cut Expenditures
Whereas, the London treaty calls
for $600,000,000 in new construction,
Vinson advocated appropriation of
$30,000,000 anually for new ships and
replacements. Although a big navy
man, the congressman believes the
navy can be kept ship-shape with
out excessive expenditures.
Vinson emphasized that he was
speaking his own views, but the im
pression was gained that Roosevelt's
general naval policy contemplates
economy as well as preservation of
a compact, adequate fleet.
Vinson's change of heart was re
garded as significant. Before con
sulting with the President, he in
dicated that he was in favor of a
“treaty strength” navy, if at all
possible. After talking with Roose
velt, he stressed an economical and
business-like conduct of this de
partment. *
It is apparent that Roosevelt as a
navy expert is finding many places
where economies can be effected.
Vinson had a fairly detailed pro
gram for saving.
Many Fields, Posts Obsolete
“There are many obsolete flying
fields, navy yards and army posts,”
he said, "and they can be elim
inated. We can set up a central
buying agency, not only for the two
national defense arms, but for all
government departments.
"Instead of increasing prices by
competition of different depart
ments, we can settle on one price,
or even get our material by con
“Although we must have a real
navy, and not a paper fleet, there
is no question in my mind that we
can save a great deal of money
through careful study and revision
of the existing straggly system.”
Vinson will leave for the capital in
a few days, and call his committee
together to translate these ideas
into legislation.
$40,000 IN GEMS IS
Kidnap Driver With Truck and
Precious Cargo of Stones.
By l ii it i ll l’rcss
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 30.
A well-planned robbery, which in
cluded the stealing of a truck and
kidnaping of its driver, Tuesday
netted $40,000 in gems to bandits.
Between the union railroad sta
tion and the downtown Muehlbach
hotel, thieves overpowered Logan
Beaver, truck driver, and made
away with a trunk containing pre
cious stones belonging to the Ja
cobsin Brothers Jewelry Company,
a firm on Fifth avenue. New York.
Sereno F. Davis, the company’s
salesman, had ordered his sample
trunk carted from the station to
the hotel.
The truck driver was released un
harmed thirty miles west of here.
Former Street Car Conductor Faces
* Charges After Stabbing.
A truck driver is in a serious con
dition at city hospital of stab
wounds in the breast, and a former
street car conductor is held by po
lice on a charge of assault and bat
tery with intent to kill as result of
a fight Tuesday night over a $3
Kenneth Porter, 23, of 6338 Cor
nell avenue, the truck driver, Aas
stabbed near the heart, and slashed
across the forehead while arguing
with James Carter. 26, address un
known. in a garage at Keystone ave
nue and Forty-third street: Porter
told police Carter owed him $3 which
he was trying to collect.
Alleged Murderer of Teachers
Granted New Trial by Court.
By United Pres*
Earl Quinn, once sentenced to die
in the state's electric chair for the
brutal murder of two Oklahoma
school teachers, was granted anew
trial Tuesday.
The criminal court of appeals
ruled that Quinn's figgt trial and
his conviction for killing Jessie and
Zexia Griffith of Blackwell, be re
Quinn, a Kansas City, Mo., boot
legger. was arrested in Omaha,
Neb., not long after the Griffith
sisters, en route back to their
school posts after spending Christ
mas vacation with their parents,
were shot to death on Dec. 28. 1930.
The younger sister, Jessie, had been
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Mrs. Melvina Snapp Succumbs Sud
denly of Heart Disease.
Mrs. Melvina Snapp. 84. died
suddenly early today at the home
of her son-in-law. James Dye. 210fe
English avenue. Heart disease was
the cause of death, according to
Dr. E. R. Wilson, deputy coroner.
Labor Blames Big Business for Jobless
Millions; Demands Employers’ Reforms
By United Press
CINCINNATI, Nov. 30.—American
organized labor today blamed Amer
ican “big business” for the jobless
condition of ten million or mors
men and women.
In a report to the general con
vention of the American Federation
of Labor, the resolutions committee
laid the blame for the “deplorable
conditions of unemployment” at the
feet of the country's financial and
industrial leaders.
“We take no delight in repeating
the charge,” Matthew Woll, vice
president of the federation and
head of the committee, read in seri
ous tones. “It is unpleasant to
impugn the motives of our fellow
creatures on such a huge scale. But
The Indianapolis Times
Committee, Due to Report
Soon, Has Evaded Even
Start on Task.
Indiana Senator on Record
Against Any Slash in
Tines Staff Writer
WASHINGTON. Nov. 30. One
month before the time when its
final report is due, the joint com
mittee of senators and representa
tives appointed to study laws af
fecting veterans and recommend
passible economies has not started
on its task and apparently is re
luctant to do so.
. The economy act adopted last
July directed tnis committee to
“conduct a thorough investigation
of the laws and regulations relat
ing to the relief of veterans of all
wars and persons receiving benefits
on account of service of such vet
erans, and report a national policy
with respect to such veterans and
their dependents, and report and
recommend such economies as will
lessen the cost to the United States
government of the veterans’ admin
The act directs that this report
shall be made not later than Jan. 1.
Meeting in Doubt
A tentative call for a committee
meeting Thursday has been issued
by Representative John McDuffie,
(Dem., Ala.), who heads the house
members, but today McDuffie was
not even sure the meeting would be
held. If it is held, the members will
elect a chairman and discuss proce
McDuffie does not intend to sub
mit suggestions for cutting the bil
lion dollar annual payments of the
government to veterans, in spite of
the fact that he alone of the special
joint committee served on last
year's eocnomy committee and par
ticipated in a lengthy study of vet
erans’ benefits which led to recom
mendation that they be reduced
Robinson Opposes Cuts
Other members of the commit
tee are equally vague as to pro
cedure. Senator, Arthur Robinson
(Rep., Ind.), who heads the senate
representation on the committee, is
on record in opposition to any vet
eran cuts.
He and another member of the
senate group, Brookhart (Rep., la.)
voted for the bonus at the last ses
Asked about the investigation
called for in the economy act, Mc-
Duffie said he would be willing to
hear anyone who desires to appear
before the committee and make sug
His office sent letters to the major
veteran organizations during the
summer, inviting their comment on
the subject, but McDuffie says he
has not examined the answers.
Prosperous Middle Aged Farm
Owner, Woman Held.
By United Press
ANGUSVILLE. Mantoba, Nov. 30.
—A middle aged man and woman
today faced murder charges in the
slaying of five infant children, in a
crime which, police believed, was
revealed only through a desire for
revenge on the part of the woman.
Mrs. Nichola Yacab and Fred
Stavishyn are believed by police to
be mother and father of the infants
whose bodies were buried on Mrs.
Yacab's farm.
The bodies of the five babies, each
slain by strangulation, were dug
from shallow graves. When Royal
Canadian mounted police investi
gated, an anonymous letter hinting
at the deaths.
Stavishyn is a widower and a
prosperous farmer.
The couple had carried on a
clandestine affair for several years,
while Mrs. Yacab’s husband has
been in the United States, police
An accusation by Stavishyn that
Mrs. Yacab had set fire to a stable
on his farm, police believed,
prompted the woman to write the
"anonymous’ letter which brought
the slayings to light.
Township Unit Idea Antiquated,
Asserts Phil Zoereher.
Urging abolition of smaller gov
ernmental units as a measure of
economy, Philip Zoereher, state tax
commissioner, speaking Tuesday
night before the Butler university
radio forum class in the home of
Charles B. Clarke, 115 South Audu
don road, asserted that cast of gov
ernment should be reduced immedi
"Townships are not necessary to
day,” he declared. Improved roads
and means of transportation make
them useless.”
it must be done again and again
until the air of smug self-com
placency which still characterizes
Big Business’ is dissolved by some
tangible evidence of honest coftcem
for the national welfare on the part
of its controlling leaders.”
The seriousness of the charge,
made after a demand by President
Green for a thirty-hour week,
plunged the I.COO delegates into an
They applauded when the com
mittee attacked the selfishness of
American business. It must be
made to realize, the report said,
“that the methods and practices of
industry and commerce must be
adjusted to the needs of the people
as a whole.”
Job Hunter, Locked in Box Car, Rescued by Copper
Terry Donoghue, educated New
Yorker, started west in search of work.
Without funds, he found himself drawn
Into the human jungles of America.
In this, the fifth of a series of articles,
he tells of his adventures and his im
pressions of the huge wandering army
of unemployed men after leaving St.
(Copyright 1932. by the New York World-
Telegram Corporation)
T CLAWED at the door. I was
locked in the box car alone.
The man who had helped me into
it at High Hill, Mo., had dropped
off while I was asleep.
For what seemed hours I tugged
at the door; it did not budge.
The car was motionless, appar
ently on a sidmg.
Sweat formed on my forehead;
I had read of hoboes being found
dead in box cars.
Suddenly I felt the timbers
move under my fingers; metal
scraped against rusty metal and
the door opened about two feet.
A cone of light picked me out;
my hands were upraised, just as
I had pulled them back from the
"Come on out,” I w r as ordered.
I jumped to the ground.
The man holding the light
looked me over silently, then
“You hoboes are always trying
to kill yourselves. If it wasn’t for
us bulls, half of you would be
dead. Where are you going?”
“Kansas City.”
‘‘This is Moberly. This train is
breaking up and then going to
Omaha. Do you want to go to
“No, thanks.”
“All right, then head for town.
You ought to be able to get a bed
off the night watchman. You'll
see him up around town.”
I thanked him and hurried to
ward the lights.
I walked quickly through the
cold, deserted-streets until I came
upon the night policeman. I asked
him if he could give me a bed for
the night.
“I guess we can,” lie said, and
gave me directions to the city
lodging house, located in an alley
near the railroad yard,
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THE lodging house was a one
story building that had been
built as a garage. I pounded the
door for minutes before a tall
man came, pulling on his pants.
He opened the door and I en
tered a large room in which thirty
or forty men slept in cots. I was
told to select a cot from a pile
in a corner.
The cots were steel, with springs
attached to the frames. I select
ed one and set it up as close as
I could to a pot-bellied stove that
threw off heat in the center of
the room.
I placed my coat over the
springs so they would not cut into
me too deeply. Irt a short while ,
I was asleep.
what seemed a few minutes
I was shaken awake. I looked at
the clock near the door. It was
a little after 6; three hours’ sleep.
I looked around. Most of the
men wore overalls.
As I dressed, I noticed on the
wall near the counter at which
the clerk had registere'd me a
sign which read: “Check In and
Check Out; One Night Only.” Be
low it was a placard on which was
printed a complete freight sched
ule listing trains going in all di
Stiff and sore from my sleep
on the springs, I stood beside the
stove. Other men formed in
small groups and discussed towns
and trains.
I heard one of them say: “This
town always has been good. The
back doors will always feed you.”
Two uniformed policemen en
tered and stood beside the door.
One of them called: “All right,
boys, on your way.” As we passed
them, they looked at our faces.
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I STOPPED on a nearby corner
and watched the men leaving.
Some walked toward the railroad
yards and others walked in the
direction of the nearby residential
A little fellow, foreign, carrying
a small canvas bundle on his back,
walked past me.
"Where're all the fellows go
ing?” I asked.
“Some of them who have coffee
are going to the jungles, but most
of them are hitting the restaurants
Swedish Explorer Finds 2,000-
Year-Old Building in Mexico.
By United Press
STOCKHOLM, Nov. 30.—The re
mains of a 2,000-year-old palace
containing forty large rooms has
been discovered in Mexico by a
Swedish explorer, Dr. Sigvald Linne
according to a report recently pub
lished in Stockholm.
This remarkable find was un
earthed at San Juan. Teotihuacan,
near Mexico City. It dates from the
Toltec period, and a great number
of well-preserved specimens of
ceramics from that period were
found among the ruins.
“Private business must surrender
some of the power r?uch it has
misused,” the committee demanded.
It went to charge that the cry of
“gov ernment interference” was only
a “cloak to hide its own shortcom
ings. Reform is needed more in the
conduct of business than in public
An unemployment insurance plan,
presented earlier by the executive
council, was approved by the reso
lutions committee.
Under the plan, an employer
would contribute 3 per cent of his
pay roll to an insurance fund.
When an employe would lose his
job, he would receive, alter a stip
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and the back doors. Ain’t you
gonna eat this mornin’?”
“I guess so,” I answered.
I walked through the streets of
the residential district. I could see
smoke curling up from the chim
neys and I pictured housewives
cooking over stoves.
My appetite grew stronger when
I saw one of the men who had
slept in the lodging house come
from behind a house with a
swollen paper bag. He grinned at
“I just got a swell lump. How’d
you make out?”
“I haven’t hit anybody yet,” I
“Well, you better get started,”
he said, “or the rest will beat you
to it.” '
I walked through streets, stop
ping at corners, trying to make up
my mind what to do. The idea of
going hungry was painful, the
idea of begging revolting.
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A WOMAN stood on the broad
lawn of a large brick house,
the largest one on the street. I
passed her by; she was setting
a plate of milk and bread before
a small white dog.
Something clicked inside of me
and I turned about and stopped
in front of her.
“Pardon me, madam,” I said,
taking off my hat, “but is there
any work you would like done?
I would like to do something to get
a bite to eat.”
“Just a minute,” she said, and
turned and walked into the house.
Standing near the door. I heard
a gruff voice snarl: “What, an
other bum? We haven’t got any
thing! Give him a nickel for a
cup of coffee!”
I was walking toward the side
walk when the woman came out.
“I’m sorry,” she said, “but I
haven’t got anything prepared.
My husband said to give you this.”
She extended her hand.
My inclination was to refuse.
In my mind ran the thought that
I had no tobacco. While I was
debating inwardly, my hand
reached out; the nickel was in
my pocket as I walked off.
“Well, I've started bumming.
I'm going to do a good job of it,”
I said to myself. I looked or an
other house where the smoke in
dicated the tenants were awake.
Two doors away was a small,
gray frame building. Two dogs
Deer Hunters Again Pay
With Lives for Pastime
Eight Already Killed, With
Several Days to Go
for Season.
By United Press
MADISON, Wis., Nov. 30.—The
deer hunters are shooting one an
other again in the forests of north
ern Wisconsin.
Since the biennial deer hunting
season opened last week, eight hunt
ers have been killed. Four were shot
ulated period, a benefit amounting
to one-half of his former salary,
but not more in any case than sls
a week for sixteen weeks
To promote the general welfare
of workers, the committee recom
mended a number of proposals to
the convention, most of which were
adopted by acclaim, some of them
A system of state employment
sendees under federal co-ordination.
Higher wages throughout indus
try for the wage earner.
Vocational councils to guide the
young and unemployed.
Steeply graduated income and in
heritance taxes.
Constructive control of credit and
finance production.
A patriarch of the jungles.
played in the back yard. I could
hear voices from the kitchen. I
knocked at the screen door.
“Yes, bud?” a tall blond man
“Have you any work I could do
to get a bite to eat?”
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HE called inside; “May, here's
a boy who’s hungry. Can
you fix him up?”
“Tell him to wait there,” a
woman answered.
Three thick, greasy balls of
sausage sandwiched in between
hot biscuits; steaming black cof
fee in a large enamel cup. A
stout, bald-headed man, appar
ently the father of the blond man,
watched me from the door.
“Taste good, son?” he asked
with a smile. I nodded; my mouth
was full.
I walked across the tracks in
the railroad yard. I did not feel
proud of my morning’s exploit,
but the warmth of food in my
stomach gave me a contented sen
In the debris of the yard fires
were burning. About them were
gathered men. Every age was
represented. Some were young
fellows who’d never felt a razor;
others were middle-aged with
brambly stubble; here and there
were patriarchs of the road with
tired faces almost buried in thick
beards. Some were cooking food;
a few were boiling clothes in old
oil tins.
I settled down beside two men
I recognized as fellow guests of
the city.
“How’d town treat you?” one
of them asked.
“Fed me and bought me to
bacco.” There was pride in my
“Well, we didn’t do bad,” said
the fellow who was frying bacon
and potatoes over the fire: “We
hit an old gal across the way and
she give us potatoes, bacon, and
coffee. I even borrowed the skil
let from her.”
“It's your ‘it’ that does it,” said
his partner.
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THEY invited me to have cof
fee. I washed out a small
can which I picked from four or
five on the ground near the jungle.
The two men were near my own
age. They explained they were
on their way to Kansas City. One
of them was looking for a job as
man-servant in the home of a
bachelor; formerly he had been
accidentally by other hunters. Four
others died of causes connected with
Wisconsin allows deer hunting
ten days in each even numbered
year. Hunters may kill one deer
each. It must be a buck. The
one-buck rule serves two purposes.
It conserves the does and saves
the lives of many hunters, the idea
being that a hunter is less likly to
mistake a man for a deer when he is
hunting only deer with horns on
them. Farmers say the rule also
saves many cows from being killed.
Conservation commission officials
estimate that between 70,000 and
80,000 hunters are in the north
woods this year for the hunt. The
hunters have come from all over the
Officials estimate that about 20,-
000 deer will be killed during the
ten days. They figure also that,
according to statistics of former
years, from ten to fifteen hunters
will be killed.
Lodged in Jail as Ax Slaying of
Parents Is Probed.
McALESTER, Okla., Nov, 30.
Tom House. 30, son of a former Mc-
Alester police chief, is in jail as
officers continued their investigation
of the slaying of his aged parents.
The bodies of the parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Joe House, were found Monday
inf their home, a rear room of the
suburban grocery store they oper
They had been slain with an ax.
Second Section
Entered a* Second-Class Matter
at Postoffice, Indianapolis
a nurse. The other was going
back to Kansas City—lso miles or
so away—to take a bath.
“You see, Red, I left K. C. the
other day headed for St. Louis,
where I know a guy who might
put me up for a while. We used
to work in the same garage.
“Well, I didn’t realize it, but I
got loused up on the way when I
stopped over in some little town
and slept in the can. I'm going
back and boil up in the Help
ing Hand, then I’m starting out
again. Where are you goin’?”
“K. C. I’m trying to connect
with a job. How's conditions?”
“On the bum. Stop at The
Mitt with me. They feed you, fu
migate your clothes, and you can
wash up your shirts." <
Seventeen of us rode in one box
car near the engine. There was
little to talk about. Most of us were
tired from trying to sleep on the
bare springs the night before.
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DURING waking moments the
fellow in need of a bath told
me he had been out of work for
a year and a half.
“I’m getting along now as good
as the next guy. AH I want for
the winter is a place to hole out.
When it gets warm again, I’ll go
back to the road.”
I dozed on and off until the
grinding of brakes thoroughly
awakened me.
The train stopped. The door was
opened and a flashlight picked
me out.
“Get out!” a husky man on the
ground snapped.
We tumbled to the ground. An
other light flashed over the train
farther down the track.
The detective pointed to the
marshland beside the track. “Get
over there and walk to town."
The man who wanted a bath
and I led the march. Four farm
boys, deserting a email Missouri
town, followed us.
I knew I was going to meet
with difficult situations, but with
in me was the knowledge that I
could handle them. I had traded
my pride for knowledge of the
ways of the human jungle.
Kansas City represented to me,
as I walked toward the lights
that flooded the misty skyline,
not a place where I might ob
tain a job but a city in which I
would find food.
NEXT: Out of Kansas City In
a reefer.
Hunter Lays Shotgun on Ground;
Hound Steps on Trigger.
By United Press
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Nov. 30.
When a dog shoots a man, it's the
same as when a man bites a dog.
i. e.: Difficult to avoid reference to
the time-honored definition of news.
J. H. Fletcher, 65, Cowden, didn't
bite the dog—he laid his shotgun
on the ground, and attempted to
lift the animal over a wire fence.
It supposedly was a bird dog. but
it must have had a nose for news,
for it scrambled ®ut of Fletcher's
arms and stepped on the gun's
trigger, discharging it.
That's how Fletcher was v ound
ed in the foot.
Soya Preparation Invented in
Swedish University.
By United Press
STOCKHOLM, Nov. 30.—A new
kind of foodstuff preparation in
vented at the University of Lund
in southern Sweden was demon
strated at the recent anatomy
congress in Lund and aroused great
interest among medical authorities.
It is an albuminous compound
prepared from soya beans and is
inexpensive, healthy and highly
nutritive. It also contains another
important ingredient called lecitin,
which enters into the yolk of eggs
and is utilized by the body for
building up nerve and brain cells.
The new foodstuff is expected to be
of great value for daily use in
Wets Given Plenty of Rope
to Hang Selves, Hint
of Spokesmen.
Arid Army Expects Cash to
Flow In After Fight
Opens in Congress.
I’nited Press Staff Correspondent
..^yri^ki, 932 ’ bv United Press!
WASHINGTON. Nov. 30.—m all
this breathless naste over repeai
and beer, drys are biding their time.
You hear little about them. You
see little of them. When you cor
ner one of them in his obscure of
fice in Washington and ask what
his crowd is doing, he is apt to look
at you with an odd twinkle and
reply slowly:
“We are not doing much of any
thing except giving the wet crowd
more rope. Only a few of them
know what they are up against."
It isn't that the repealists are up
against a highly organized dry ma
chine, such as the late Wayne B.
Wheeler used when he was prac
tically prohibition dictator for a
decade. There is no Wayne Wheeler
in the dry army now.
Drys have little money. Their
morale has been shot badly by the
two national conventions and Presi
dent Hoover’s recantation of what
he once had tagged the noble ex
Wait for Vote
Their board of strategy has been
called to meet here next week to
talk matters over—which will be
after the house has voted repeal ac
cording to the program Speaker
John N. Garner is hopelul of rush
ing through. They hope to put more
pep in their activities after that,
provided they can agree on strategy.
Drys are—they will tell you pri
vately—counting on a backswing
from the recent anti-prohibition
tide. They believe that anti-prohi
bitionists are galloping into a peri
od of what one of the drys calls
a beer anarchy, when regulation
will have been rescinded or will col
lapse, when saloons, legal or illegal,
will open, and when generally a
state of open nullification and un
regulated traffic will run riot, with
corner drug stores selling the new
2.75 or 3 per cent beer.
And as they conjure up this pic
ture, they see the white ribbon
army of church-going mothers, who
were the backbone of the original
prohibition army, re-enlisting for
the duration to save their children
from sitting next to beer drinkers
at the corner drug store soda foun
Sees Money Coming Beck
That about boils down the dry po*
sition at the moment as nearly as
the attitude of a group holding va
rious view's can be summarized.
“This thing will start our money
coming in again,” one dry repre
sentative said. “It will be the best
thing to wake up our people to what
has happened since Jim Reed left
the senate, When he was going
after us, he was the best thing we
had. Every speech he made would
start new contributions coming in.
The pendulum is just about ready
to swing back.”
Looking ahead, these drys figure
they have repeal N checkmated,
whether it is attempted via ratifica
tion by state legislatures or via state
If by legislatures, they figure
that fewer than 150 members of sen
ates of thirteen states will be suffi
cient to block ratification.
If, as is more probable, ratifica
tion is proposed by means of con
ventions, then they have ready the
budget of questions recently pre
pared by Edward B. Dunford, Anti-
Saloon League general counsel, ano
one of the best informed lawyers in
the country on prohibition law and
court decisions.
Each of these questions suggests
a dilemma or raises a point on
which drys might go into court and
tie up action.
Many Questions Outlined
The questions are based on the
fact that previous constitutional
amendments were ratified by legis
latures and that the country has no
experience and no law to control
the process of ratifying by conven
This dry legal authority asks:
Os how many delegates should
such convention consist; by what
districts would they be elected?
I Would not these and all related
! matters become a political football
| in each state?
Would not wet legislatures seek
; to gerrymander the districts to give
| wet sections more influence and dry
legislatures to give dry districts a
predominating control?
Other questions ask what control
to prevent corrupt practices could
be set up, what would be the tenure
delegates, and whether they could
i continue indefinitely in event of dis
Ex-Baseball Manager Leaves SII,OOO
Estate to Daughters.
Three daughters will receive the
; SII,OOO estate of Charles C. Carr,
! former Indianapolis baseball man
ager, who died Saturday, according
to his will filed Tuesday in probate
| court.
Carr left personal property valued
at $5,000 and real estate valued at
$6,000. The daughters are Misses
Elizabeth, Lally Margaret and Mary
Jane Carr. Miss Elizabeth Carr
was named executrix.
Kansas Judge Aids Divorced Men
Who are Out of Work.
By United Press
DODGE CITY, Kan., Nov. 30.
Judge Karl Miller will have the
full support of the local “alimony
gang” if he ever runs for office.
He is aiding men who are out of
work and "in” for alimony by re
ducing allowances of women to
whom he has granted divorces.

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