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HOUSE G. 0. P.
Admit Probable Failure in
Move to Force Hoover
Resubmission Vote.
Republican Wet Bloc Now
Expected to Back Dem
ocrat Bill.
I nilfd Press Stall Correspondent
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. —The
drive for a direct vote in the house
Monday on the Democratic prohi
bition repeal resolution gained
strength today as Minority Leader
Bertram Snell bowed to the wishes
\of majority leaders, and Republican
’anti-prohibitionists arranged to
line up the repeal bloc of their
party behind the Democratic pro
Snell’s admission of probable
failure for his plan to force a vote
on the Hoover resubmission plan
Drought a statement from Speaker
John N. Garner that “prospects are
'good’’ for house approval of the
Democratic repeal resolution when
congress convenes Monday.
Representatives James M. Beck
fßep., Pa.), and Representative F.
H. La Guardia (Rep., N. Y.), leaders
of the minority anti-prohibition
bloc, announced that they would
Vail a caucus of more than ninety
Republican repeealists a few hours
before congress convenes Monday.
They hope to line the group up be
hind the Democratic resolution.
The developments, indicative of
a trend toward quick dispatch of
the repeal proposal, came as it was
learned that the justice department
and the prohibition bureau had
asked the house appropriations
rommittee to approve enforcement
funds under the budget equal to
those allotted for the present fiscal
Bandwagon Rush
Times Staff Writer
WASHINGTON. Dec. I—The con
gressional band wagon rush to vote
against continuation of national pro
hibition is in progress today, and
leaders are confident that the Gar
ner constitutional amendment re
pealing the dry law will receive
more than the necessary two-thirds
majority in the house.
Speaker John N. Garner, Major
ity Leader Henry T. Rainey and
other party spokesmen believe that
the house will act speedily in carry
ing out the mandate of the voters.
There is considerable doubt about
the senate, although wets are
Members will vote as “national
legislators,” in the opinion of Gar
ner. Agreeing with him, Rainey
adds: “There is every reason to be
lieve that the repeal will pass.”
Senate leaders are preparing to
speed up action in their chamber.
“I feel that there will be a min
imum of delay in the senate,” Sen
ator Burton K. Wheeler <Dem„
Mont,), predicted. “Senators feel
that, the time has come to put the
question right up to the people.”
Some drys are seeking to allege
that, steamroller tactics are being
applied because only forty minutes
is to be allowed for general debate
when the repeal resolution comes up
Monday. Garner and Rainey deny
Io say that an effort is being
made to pass the repeal resolution
without adequate discussion is
silly," Garner declared.
“There can be no question but
that congress was given a mandate
in the election to execute the Demo
cratic platform at the earliest pos
sible moment.”
Temperature. Pulse Normal; Close
Friends Visit at Hospital.
By United Press
DETROIT. Dec. I.—Henry Ford's
temperature, pulse beat and respira
tion were described as “normal” to
day in a statement issued by his
physicians at the Henry Ford hos
pital, where the billionaire manu
facturer is recuperating from an op
Evidence of his strength was seen
in the admission of several close
personal friends to the bedside,
among them William B. Stout, avia
tion inventor formerly associated
with Ford.
2Q Chopping
n & a y s
Until Christmas
Only 2 Days to Wait for
Santa’s Question Box
WALNUT, E . 322—Apartment 6. l
front furnished, steam heat, constant
hot water. Reasonable.
The eleven-word room for rent
ad reproduced above was inserted
in The Times by Mrs. Stewart.
Her rooms were soon rented and
the cost was ever so small.
If you have a vacant room place
your ad in The Times first. The
cost is only 2 cents a word and
your ad will be read by more
%than a quarter million readers
daily. Special weekly rates, Call
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The Indianapolis Times
Increasing cloudiness becoming unsettled Friday; rising temperature.
Woman Rescued Alive
From Grave by Ghouls
By l nilrd Pm*
BUCHAREST. Dec. I.—The body of a woman who was rescued
alive from the grave by ghouls who intended to loot her coffin
thrilled Bucharest today.
Josefine Nagy, wife of a wealthy farmer, was buried Tuesday in
the village cemetery of Trenteamare, central Transylvania, accord
ing to the story as it was told here. Wednesday night, three grave
robbers went to the cemetery, dug up the coffin, and prepared to
loot the grave.
They opened the casket and were horrified when the. “corpse”
moved. Josefine Nagy was alive. She arose, murmured “Where am
I?" and stepped out of the coffin.
One of the robbers fainted. The others fled. Josefine walked
to her home, where her husband and family kept her out in the
cold until they were convinced she was not a ghost.
Farmer Nagy helped police look for the robbers today. He did
not want to punish them, but to “pay them for bringing Josefine
back to me.”
Jazz Victory
By I nitcd Press
SEATTLE, Dec. 1. The
political upheaval in Washing
ton that carried into office five
Democratic congressman and a
Democratic senator, also
brought in Vic Meyers, jazz
band leader, as Lieutenant-
The dapper, dark -musta
chioed Meyers, who clowned
his way through an unsuccess
ful campaign for mayor last
spring, was elected Lieutenant-
Governor on the Democratic
He laughingly attributed his
success to the fact that ‘I take
cold baths and an occasional
nip for my stomach.”
U. S. Must Deal With
Soviet, Says Goodrich.
Times Staff Writer
United States will not delay rec
ognition of Russia much longer,
former Governor James P. Good
rich of Indiana, personal friend of
Herbert Hoover, predicted Wednes
day in testimony before Senator
William E. Borah's foreign rela
tions subcommittee.
“We’re not always going to re
fuse to do business with the largest
nation on earth,” said Goodrich.
“We're not always going to refuse
to trade with 160,000.000 decent
hard-working people, anxious to buy
our goods.”
Goodrich spoke of Russia’s “in
exhaustible” wood pulp supply,
much in demand by mid-west in
dustries, and of Russia’s insatiable
need of farm machinery—such as
that manufactured in Indiana.
“Russia is ready to buy our sur
pluses,” Goodrich said, “and they
have things we want. Recognition
must come.”
Goodrich appeared before the sub
committee in support of the St.
Lawrence treaty. He said that with
the Great Lakes-to-the ocean water
way constructed, and Russia
recognized, Indiana’s exports alone
would mount to $200,000,000 a year.
Extensive canning and farm im
plement industries in northern “ i
diana, the fruit jar factories of
Muncie and the
of southern Indiana, he said, would
utilize the seaway.
He estimated the freight savings
on automobiles manufactured for
export in South Bend, alone, would
amount to $416,200 a year.
Bright Spots
By United Pres*
Pittsburgh &: West Virginia
railroad reports October net
operating income of $129,936,
against $62,045 in October. 1931.
Hazel-Atlas Glass Company de
clares extra dividend of 25 cents
a share.
Moto-metcr Gauge and Equip
ment Company reports it has
doubled its pay roll in the last
few months.
New York, Ontario &■ Western
Railroad reports October net in
come of $59,293, against $27,530
in October last year.
George W. Helme Company
declares extra dividend of $2 a
share on common stock.
575.000 Public Works Award to
Vincennes Passed by Leslie.
Approval of a $75,000 R. F. C. loan
for building a levee at Vincennes
has been given by Governor Harry
G. Leslie. This is the first public
works loan to the state. Sums pre
viously approved were for direct
poor relief and to recoup depleted
local budgets. %
Senator C. Oliver Holmes (Rep..
Gary) is touring the state to en
courage use of R. F. C. loans for
self - liquidating public works. A
committee is being organized here to
foster such projects.
Merchants to Hold. Annual Christmas
Open House, Display Wares Tonight
Downtr*vn streets will buzz with activitiy tonight ,
as Mr. at.o Mrs. Indianapolis and family go on a noc
turnal Christmas shopping tour.
Instead of closing at regular hours, stores of the
Merchants Association will hold open house for pa
trons by remaining open until 9 o’clock.
Yulctide displays offering every type of gift have
been arranged for the occasion, which will draw I
Robert Codd Says Business
Forces Retirement as
Mayr Assistant.
Resignation of Robert Codd, as
sistant secretary of state was ac
cepted today by Secretary of State
Frank Mayr Jr. It is effective forth
Mayr announces that the place
will be vacant permanently in the
interests of economy and in line
with the Democratic platform pledge
of reducing governmental expendi
Codd was one of a trio of chief
tains in the secretary of state’s
office who engaged in a bitter and
unsuccessful political battle to oust
R. Earl Peters from the chairman
ship of the Democratic state com
Denies Deal Was Made
Others were Chief Grover C. Gar
rott of the state police and James
Carpenter of the automobile license
It had been predicted freely that
all would leave their posts as the
result of an agreement whereby
Mayr received support of Peters and
Paul V. McNutt, G wernor-elect, for
renomination in convention.
Mayr, however, denied that such
a deal had been made. In making
public the Codd resignation, he in
sisted that he had not asked for it.
Codd will return to South Bend,
where he has business interests.
Prompted by Business
His resignations read:
“In submitting herewith my
resignation as assistant secretary
of state, it is with a keen apprecia
tion of your uniform kindness to me
during the t\Vo years of our official
“My resignation is wholly prompt
ed by the fact that my business
activities now demand my personal
and undivided attention. This de
mand upon my time and energy
Snakes my resignation imperative.
Were conditions otherwise, it would
be a pleasure for me to continue a
relationship which has been so mu
tually pleasant.
“My hope is for a continuation of
the splendid administration which
has marked your incumbency of the 1
office of secretary of state.”
Hundreds Pay Ovation to Mayr and
Amid Democratic plaudits and
banks of flowers, the first two suc
cessful Democratic candidatees to be
sworn into state offices took their
oats today.
The event needed no rehearsing
by Frank Mayr Jr., secretary of
state, and Floyd Williamson, state
auditor. Each have served a tw To
year term and now is entering his
second, having been re-elected this
Although the ceremony was sched
uled for the noon hour, Democratic
well washers and other citizens from
throughout the state began assem
bling early. When time to take the
oath arrived, hundreds filled the
secretary of state and auditor's of
fices and crowded into the largo
main floor halls.
Chief Justice Walter E. Treanor
of thb supreme court administered
the oath to Mayr. Judge Glenn Gif
ford, Tipton, sw'ore in Williamson.
Hourly Temperatures
6a. m 37 10 a. m 48
7a. m 37 11 a. m 51
Ba. m 37 12 (noon).. 54
Ba. m 42 Ip. m 55
Terry balks at begging
on “the stem.” Read the
sixth of The Times’ amaz
ing hobo series on Page 7.
Weaiwbles are best
gifts for Christmas. Turn
to Page 6. Amos Parrish
tells you u hy.
Contract bridge and
daily book review on
Page 8. Radio programs
and news on Page 11.
shoppers from out of town as well as from the city.
Although tne event chiefly is of a display nature
patrons may make purchases if they desire.
Christmas stocks are complete for the event, it
has been announced, and buyers are urged to make
their selections early to avoid a last-minute rush.
Displays will cover a wide territory, with mer
chants on Eatt and West Washington street and
Pennslyvania street participating.
Government Unexpectedly
Ends Evidence Against
Mann and Hering.
Details of Deal for Raising
of Funds by ‘Frolics’
United Press Staff Correspondent
NEW YORK, Dec. I.—The gov
; ernment rested unexpectedly today
; in the lottery trial of Conrad H.
Mann of Kansas City, Frank Her
ing of South Bend, and tw r o co-de
Announcement that the govern
ment had concluded presentation of
its evidence w r as made by Louis
Mead Treadwell, assistant United
1 States attorney, after calling his
fifth witness.
During the morning he had
; olaced on the stancj employes of
j the printing firm w’hich printed the
j tickets used in the alleged lottery
' and the express company which
; shipped books of the tickets.
A Middletown (N. Y.) policeman
| and his wife testified to receiving
a package of tickets shipped by ex
press from Philadelphia and a
Philadelphia youth told of purchas
ing a ticket, but the defense ob
jecetd to this testimony about a
SIOO prize he w’on on the ticket.
Contract Details Related
Jascph R. Kelley, counsel for
Mann, head of the Fraternal Order
of Eagles, and Hering, editor of the
Eagles’ magazine, who with two
other defendants are charged with
violating the lottery laws, earlier
completed his cross-examination of
Eugene J. Balsiger, first government
Balsiger, auditor for the bazaar
department of the Eagles, testified
on direct examination that Mann
signed a contract no Dec. 30, 1930,
authorizing Bernard C. McGuire,
promoter and one of the co-defend
ants, to promote “frolics” or dances
in 800 or more “aeries” or local
lodges of the Eagles.
The tickets for these events, the
government maintains, w’ere lottery
tickets and Mann and Hering par
ticipated in the profits of the enter
Joint Account Maintained
The government brought out these
points through Balsiger:
That $1,759,273.6 gross was rea
lized from the sale of tickets.
That the lodges retained 25 per
cent, or $439,818.42.
That of the amount sent to the
bazeer department, $1,319,358.27, a
total of $407,799.86 w’as spent for
merchandise given as rewards to
sellers of tickets and $75,000 w r as set
aside for the cash awards.
These expenditures plue a few
others for incidental expenses, in
cluding $14,000 as “salary” for Mc-
Guire, promoter, left a net profit of
about $460,000, w ; hich Mann and*
> McGuire allegedly divided equally
between them.
Mann's share went into the “con
.tingent reserve fund,” a joint ac
count maintained by Mann and
; Hering. the witness said. From
j this fund, Mann withdrew a total
of $131,228.43 and Hering, $67,500.
According to the testimony, the bal
| anpe still remains.
Tell of Lake Drawing
Hering, Balsiger said, was en
titled to one-third of all Mann’s
profits in the wpnture under a con
tract made “inconsideration of
| (Hering's) services and assistance
! in the conduct and management of
j the bazar. department.”
Over the protest of Max D.
: Steuer, counsel for McGuire and
' Walsh, Balsiger described the
| drawing for the cash awards aboard
Ia boat on Lake Erie during the
1931 Eagles convention at Toledo. O.
Mann, McGuire, Walsh and Her
ing, he said, w’ere present at the
drawing. He told haw “McGuire
> took charge of the drawing after
semblance of order had been ob
| tained.”
Then, he said, former State Sen
ator Robert Proctor of Elkhart. Ind.,
j and past grand worthy president of
j the Eagles, drew stubs from a huge
\cylinder. v
In cross-examination, the defense
i sought to establish that Mann w r as
hesitant to enter into a contract
with McGuire, but did so only after
he had been advised by Clyde Tay
' lor, Kansas City lawyer, that the
proposed fund-raising scheme was
City Man Bound to II- S. Jury of
Federal Man’s Edivednce.
Transaction witnessed by Elmer
Crews, federal narcotic agent, while
hiding under a hotel bed, today re
sulted in Roscoe Jones. 535 East
Ohio street, being held to the fed
eral grand jury on narcotic charges.
Crews charged that, from his hid
ing place, he witnessed Jones sell
a quantity of heroin to an informer.
Jones was placed under $2,000 bond
by Fae W. Patrick, United States
! commissioner.
Really Do—ln Planes and on Identity
<xo& JR
Maurice C. Williams (left) and his brother, L. Merrill Williams (right, or—wait—maybe it's just the opposite)
Wounded Man Hunted in
Dense Woods.
By United Press
Austin Bell, wounded bank bandit
suspect, who escaped capture four
times in thirty-six hours, was
hunted in dense areas between here
and Milltown by a heavily armed
posse today.
Police Chief Mahlon Rainbolt of
Bedford, leading the possemen, dis
closed today that Beil, shot in the
right arm as he dodged pursuers
Tuesday night, escaped from Wil
liam Mitchell, tourist camp operator
here, early Wednesday.
Mitchell, who connected Bell with
the man hunt after observing that
he was wounded in the arm, at
temped to hold him for authorities.
Beil fled, Mitchell said. He fired
three shots at the fugitive, but
none took effect.
Rainbolt said he believed Bell,
weakened by the injured arm,
would be captured before nightfall.
He is accused of being one of three
bandits who robbed the Farmers
State bank of Freetown of $2,000
Choked to Death, Marks on
Body Indicate.
By United Press
DALLAS. Tex.,* Dec. I.—The nude
body of Mrs. H. K. Buchanan, 28,
film exchange booker, was found in
the bedroom in her apartment to
The woman had been choked to
death, marks on the body indicated.
On the bureau in the room was a
piece of notepaper with the penciled
wprds, “So you don’t love me.”
Dr. Henry Is Reappointed
Reappointment of Dr. Alfred
Henry of 23 Ohio street, phy
sician, as a member of the board
of managers of Marion County Tu
berculosis hospital at Sunnyside,
was announced today by county
JB : ' ISP - ■ * ■”“—^
Here's the HI-HO girl signaling
fun for Times readers in the fas
cinating, baffling HI-HO contest.
The KI-HO girl's silhouette cos
tume is topped with the angular
hat that's worn by the funny folks
in HI-HO land. "You'll miss lots
of fun and entertainment if you
don't try for some of the prizes in
The Times’ HI-HO contest, b says
Turn to page five for the puzzle.
Filtered *a Second-Clas* Matter
at Postoffice, Incliauapolis
CONFUSED expressions of pas
sengers alighting from planes
of Transcontinental & Western
Air at the end of flights between
Indianapolis and Columbus, when
they are greeted at each city by
“Transportation Agent Williams,”
are explained easily.
The Williams boys—Maurice C.
stationed at Indianapolis munic
ipal airport and L. Merrill at Co
lumbus airport—are twins, iden
tical in facial and physical ap
pearance, as well as in manner
Their physical measurements
are identical and when uniforms
for them were ordered, it was
necessary to take the measure
ment of only one, both uniforms
being made from the same specifi
Their present positions represent
the first time in their lives that
they have been separated, and
each looks longingly at the big
planes as they take off in the
direction of the city in which his
brother is located.
ALTHOUGH *Mai*rice C. has
been stationed here but a
short time, loneliness proved too
much for L. Merrill Wednesday,
and he flew to Indianapolis to
stay overnignt with Maurice C.
The boys get a big “kick” out
of confusion of passengers when,
having been put aboard the plane
in Columbus by L. Merrill, they
are greeted on arrival in Indian
apolis by Merrill C. Williams.
Several passengers, unaware of
the fact they are twins, have
asked the boys if they flew ahead
from Columbus in a faster plane
than the TWA tri-motors, to be
on hand for both takeoff and
j landing.
Being mistaken for each other
is no novelty to the two young
men, for even in their boyhood
days their parents, who live in
entura, Cal., found it impossible
to distinguish between them and
frequently one of the boys got his
face washed twice and his brother
not at an, despite portests.
tt u a
BOTH are transport pilots,
having been graduated from
Keiley field, wher? they w r ere as
signed as army flying cadets in
March, 1930.
Army doctors finally solved the
secret of their identification.
They had discovered tiny moles
on the faces of each, but located
“They wanted to be sure one of
us wasn’t taking examinations
for the other,” laughed Maurice
C.—or maybe is was L. Merrill.
That’s Just Why He’s Going to
Moscow, Opines Groucho.
By i nited Press
HOLLYWOOD, Dec. I.—The why
and wherefore of the invitation
Harpo Marx accepted to go to Mos
cow and amuse Soviet audiences was
explained today by one of his
brother-members of the famous
stage and screen fun team, Groucho.
“Harpo is going to Russia,”
punned Groucho, “because he
bought his harp on the five-year
Texas Special Brings Only $1.25 a
Pound at Chicago Block.
By United Press
TER. CHICAGO, Dec. I.—Texas
Special, grand champion steer of
the international livestock exposi
tion. was auctioned off today for
$1.25 a pound to the Pfaelzer
Brothers Packing Company of Chi
The price was far below the rec
ord set in 1929 when Lucky Strike
sold for $8.25 per pound.
Simultaneously with the closing of the regular campaign Wednesday
night, officials and workers of the Indianapolis Community Fund an
nounced the supplementary “Give a Dollar” drive which will close
As the regular campaign came to a close, volunteer workers attend
ing a dinner in the Claypool reported additional gifts of $29,741.73, bring
ing total subscriptions to $800,391. Total pledges represent 76 per cent of
the fund goal of $1,052,000.
Additional forces are being added hourly to the army of workers
engaged in the “Give a Dollar” drive, Arthur R. Baxter, genera* fund
chairman, announced at the dinner. •
In addition to the special group
|of fund workers who have j
| volunteered to continue their ac- ;
tivities until the supplementary cam
paign closes, Butler university and
high school students, several
: hundred soldiers from Ft. Benjamin
Harrison, and city policemen are
listed among the workers.
Door-to-door solicitations will be
conducted today and will continue j
; until Monday. Announc .nt was
' made that a cup will be awarded the i
New Clews Found in Child
Abduction, Is Claim.
By 1 nited Press
RENSSLAER. Ind., Dec. I.
Sheriff Tone Kapne said today a
ransom letter in the Patricia Pearl
Tripp kidnaping was expected,
“probably today.”
“We have several new clews as
to the kidnaper’s identity,” Kanne
said, “but we can’t reveal their na
ture. If the kidnapers. are g'-'-'g
to demand a ransom, we belie, it
will be today.”
Kanne §aid that no word had
been received from kidnapers of the
4-year-old girl since she was
snatched from the home of her
grandmother, Mrs. Hamlin Smith,
southwest of Rensselaer, Monday.
Kanne reported that August
Johnson, paternal grandfather of
the victim, believed a ransom would
be demanded.
Kanne questioned Johnson, who
quarreled bitterly with the Smith
family when the latter adopted the
child following the death of its
parents. The fight was carried
through the Indiana appellate and
supreme courts, resulting in a de
cision in favor of the Smiths, ma
ternal grandparents of the girf.
The Smith family, it was pointed
out, being tenant farmers, would be
unable to pay a ransom. Kanne
said he believed, however, that
Johnson would attempt to furnish
the money if it is demanded for
return of the child.
Ten Shots Sent at House; Pair Flees
in Auto.
Ten shots fired, nobody hurt,
nothing stolen, is the report of a
robbery attempt early today.
Thomas Howard, 32, at the home
of his father, 929 King avenue, told
police he went to the front door
after a knock, and encountered a
man armed with a large revolver
who commanded him to step out
side. Howard slammed the door
and the caller fired six shots
through it.
Hurrying to a room to obtain a
weapon, Howard saw a second man
at a window who fired four shots.
After the shooting the two men
fled in an automobile.
Howard, who came here from
Chicago Tuesday, said he had about
S3OO remaining a&fcer buying two
barbecue stands near this city.
Bandits Climb in Car When Couple
' Leaves Theater.
Even a ticket scalper at his best
could not have made a show more
expensive than the one attended
Wednesday night by Mr. and Mrs.
John Kinsley, 3519 Birchwood ave
nue, at the Stratford theater. Nine
teenth street and College avenue.
After leaving the theater, Mr. and
Mrs. Kinsley entered their auto
mobile parked nearby, and two
young men climbed in behind them,
drew revolvers and compelled Kins
ley to drive to the 5500 block East
Twenty-first street, where they
Ejected the couple, robbed them of*
$6 and drove away in the car.
A dollar was handed back to
Kinsley with the remark, “You may
need it for bus fare.”
team reporting the largest amount
of money.
The cup awarded annually to the
team making highest per cent of its
quota during the regular campaign
went to Team No. 92 of District "o.
9. The team, captained by William
Shepler and Franklin Inman, scored
252.3 per cent of its quota. The
entire district, of which Leroy G.
Gordner and Bon Aspy are chair
men, went over the top with 123.1
of its quota.
Outside Marion County, 3 Cents
Plea for Postponement Is
Subject of Parley With
Mills, Stimson.
Tells Scots That Criticism
of Situation Must Be
By United Press
WASHINGTON. Dec. I.—The new
British war debt note was delivered
to the American government today
and was discussed at an hour’s con
ference between President Herbert
Hoover, State Secretary Henry L.
Stimson and Treasury Secretary
Ogden Mills.
Meanwhile, it was learned author
itatively that Poland is planning a
second debt note in which it will in
sist on postponement of its Dec. 15
payment and revision of its war
debt agreement.
The note, some 5.000 words in
length, was delivered 'to Secretary
Stimson at his Woodley estate. The
secretary carried it to the White
House, and was joined by Mills for
| the conference with the President.
Asked as he left the White House
whether or not he intended to send
a copy of the note to President-
Elect Roosevelt, Stimson said:
“I have no such intention.”
Baldwin Makes Plea
United Press Staff Correspondent
LONDON, Dec. 1. The new
British war debts note was cabled
to Washington today with the hope
and expectancy that the United
States would grant postponement "f
the $95,500,000 payment, due
The government was understood
to be ready to make the payment in
gold, if necessary. It was expected
that the note would be published
simultaneously here and at Wash
ington, probably Saturday morning.
The only statement that could be
construed as official indication of
the British attitude came from
Stanley Baldwin, former prime
| minister, who is lord president of
J the council in the present govern
Baldwin Makes Plea
Baldwin, speaking to a capacity
audience at St. Andrews Hall, Glas-
I gow, at the annual conference of
j the Scottish Unionists Association,
"I have reason to believe that
the American attitude is most
friendly toward ourselves. These
matters are delicate, and an unwise
word may do a great deal of harm
to relations between both coun
Baldwin declined to discuss the
British position on war debts, say
ing that first information must
come in the house of commons. He
spoke at length of the American
Urges Criticism Be Restrained
He asked that British criticism
be restrained “because it is difficult
at the moment, politically and con
stitutionally, for America to act.”
“I want you to recognize A her
ica’s difficult position,” Baldwin
said. “Tht President just suf
fered a severe reverse at the polls.
The new President has not been
inaugurated. The constitutional
position amounts to deadlock at the
Baldwin said there was some
anxiety in business circles, “which
must continue until we know the
position regarding the Dec. 15 debt
He appealed to every British and
American subject to refrain from
referring to war debts at present,
emphasizing the harm that such
statement* could do.
Denies Gold Is Shipped
Europe recognizes it as almost
impossible under present world con
ditions to continue war debts and
reparations payments, Baldwin said.
“The force of economic circum
stances has been such that the
people realize that until these fet
ters are removed from the necks of
the nations of Europe, it would be
impossible to revert to a freer cir
culation of trade and commerce to
facilitate the payment of debts and
reparations between countries” he
said. Neville Chamberlain, chan
cellor of the exchequer, denied in
the house of commons that the gov
ernment already had shipped gold
to New York to cover the debt pay
France’s Note Ready
By l nited Pn tt
PARIS, Dec. I.—The French cab
inet approved a note to the United
States today that asked postpone
ment of the Dec. 15 debt payment
of $19,261,432.50. It will be sent to
Washington immediately, and de
livered to the state department
within forty-eight hours.
There is no indication that France
would offer to make the December
payment, if necessary, as Britain is
expected to do. British officials
were understood to have intimated
that France should not follow the
British plan sufficiently close to re
semble a “united front” on war
Foreman Named City Superintend
ent; J. J. Gates Is Demoted.
For unexplained reason, G. D,
Watkins, foreman of the city ga
rage, has been appointed to the
superintendency succeeding J. J.
Gates, who held the post since 1930,
it was Lamed today. The shift be
came effective at once. Gates was
named foreman.

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