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DEC. 17, 1932.
INTERVENTION BY ROOSEVELT ! MAY BE NEEDED TO PUT THROUGH REPEAL MEASURE Personal Plea by President-Elect to Smooth Out Differences Between House and t Senate May Be Made. BV LEO R. SACK United Fre Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.—President-Elect Franklin D. Roosevelt’s direct personal intervention may be required to harmonize differences between the house and the senate, if a prohibition repeal amendment is to be enacted at this ses sion of congress. Mr. Roosevelt has been represented as anxious to have repeal legislation approved, as well as a beer bill, in order to avoid, if possible, an extra session of congress. The prospect of Roose velt’s intervention became ap parent today when the repeal subcommittee of the senate judiciary committee agreed to include in the measure it will report to the senate a provision protecting dry states. This is in accordance wth the so called Hoover resubmission plan and in contradiction of th'e Democratic pledge for straight repeal. Blaine Sponsors Plan The Garner resolution which failed to obtain the required two thirds majority in the house merely stated "the eighteenth article of amendment hereby is repealed." But the senate subcommittee, headed by Senator John J. Blaine ißep., Wis.), a wet, agreed on the following as the "best language" for inclusion in the bill it will report: “The transportation or importa tion into any state, territory or pos session of the United States for de livery or use therein, of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, hereby is prohibited.” The language used is taken from the proposed amendment sponsored by Blaine and was perfected by Senator William Borah, who is a dry. Senators Thomas Walsh (Mont.), and C. C. Dill (Wash.), Democrats, agreed to the text. Meet Again Next Week The committee will meet again next week if Walsh and Borah can excuse themselves from other com mittee hearings, to perfect the com plete amendment. Senators have yet to decide the method of ratification and whether # an attempt will be made to include in the amendment a prohibition of saloons. Senators are inclined to refer the amendment to state conventions, as recommended in both party plat forms, but senate sentiment is in clined to have the legislatures, not congress, call these conventions. A prolonged debate will ensue if drys, like Borah, attempt to prohibit "saloons” in the amendment, as this would be writing a police regulation into the Constitution. HOOVER APPOINTEE TO POWER BOARD BLOCKED Democrats Force Wait to March 4 Before Approval. Bp Scripps-Hotcnrtl Xnrspaprr Alliance WASHINGTON. Dec. 17.—Presi dent Hoover's selection of a Demo crat to serve on the federal power commission has not altered refusal of senate Democrats to confi m his nominees oetwecn now and March 4. Though only three members re main on the board, which originally contained five. Democratic leaders prefer to let this condition continue rather than to confirm Frank Clark, former representative from Florida, whose nomination was sent to the senate Tuesday. The board now is composed of two Republicans and * one Democrat. If Clark were to serve, it would be divided evenly. The commission, as it stands to day, however, is in closer sympa thy with power policies of Presi dent-Elect Roosevelt than at any time in the past. Commissioners McNinch, a Democrat, and Dra per. a Republican, have maintained a liberal position during their terms of office, and probably will be re tained by Roosevelt, unless complete reorganization of the board is made. FACE ON MAGAZINES, WINS FILM SUCCESS Young Artist's Model Unnoticed on First Hollywood Visit. Bp United Press HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 17.—A Holly wood-Cirtcerella story: Three years ago a young artist’s model was brought to Hollywood under a contract to a major studio. For six months she awaited the stu dio call that never came and upon the expiration of her contract, she returned to Denmark, her native country. Today, this former model, Gwili Andre, is well on her way to pic ture fame, under contract to RKO- Radio and has had the lead in three important pictures. Gwili's first adventure here bewil dered her. She knew not nor cared how to get Into pictures. of seeking out the casting office, she awaited the call that never came. Apparently, the §tudio was too busy, or perhaps it forgot the blonde Miss who spoke better Danish than Eng lish. She was re-discovered by talent scouts who saw her face on many magazine covers. TURKEY RAISING BOOMED Colorado Farm District Starts New Profitable Industry. Bp-United Pres* PUEBLO, Colo., Dec. 17.—A few years ago an occasional farmer's wife in the Arkansas valley raised a small flock of turkeys for pin money. This year the turkey crop of the valley ia estimated to be worth $130,000 on the holiday market. Co-operative marketing pools have loaded thirty-four cars for ship ment. * ' Discovery that the big birds could be raised cheaply, and under good c~ndit;pns in this district has started anew ir ustry in the agricultural line in the valley. POSTAL ‘PLUM' ONE JOB THAT REQUIRES WORK Assistant Department Chief Must Know His Task, Do It Skillfully. The 70,000 “political plums,” which may be passed around by the Demo crats after they come into office in a few months include many jobs that re auire the highest type of ability and executive skill, as well as one full day’s work after another. One of them is the office of first assistant postmaster general, whose duties are described in tr.e following article of the current United Press series on thd’’ subject. WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.—What ever Democrat gets the position of first assistant postmaster-general may prepare to roll up his sleeves and go to work. He is going to have the task of firing postmasters and mail carriers who don’t come up to scratch. He is going to have to listen to com plaints from innumerable congress men, senators and politicians. Persons are going to tell him their morning mail was late, and demand better service. Others are going to pester him with constant requests for extension of rural mail routes. And he is going to have to manage the “dead letter” office. .He Has Drab Office "The most irritating and dis agreable part of his work," said Arch Coleman, the incumbent, "is the disciplinary side of it. About 270,000 persons are attached to my bureau and I have to pass on all cases of dismissal and so forth. On one side, I am torn by sympathy and mercy, and the other by departmental requirements.” The first assistant’s office is on the fifth floor of the old postoffice building. Its woodwork is dark arid its walls painted a drab brown, oil paintings of former first as sistants and postmasters-general adorn the walls. Most of the light is shut out by an adjoining build ing. Requires Postal Experience Coleman's successor will go into more elegant quarters in another year when the new postoffice build ing is completed. In Coleman's opinion, the job re quires previous postal experience. For many years he was postmaster at Minneapolis. "A man could work here twenty four hours a day and still not be through," Coleman said. The salary is $9,000 normally; un der the economy it is $8,250. Next: Sergeant-at-Arms in the Senate. A light forever burning... a voice that is never stilled :■< “- p -, v Night comes on and spreads a blanket of darkness upon sleeping cities and towns. Here and there a lone policeman. In the distance a clock tolling the hour. In the dark silence of the night, there is one light forever burning . . . one voice that is never stilled. That light is the light in the telephone exchange. That voice is the voice of your telephone. A city without telephones would be a city afraid—a city of dread. Far the telephone brings security. Its very presence gives a feeling of safety and nearness to everything. In time of stress and sudden need it has a value beyond price. In the business and social activities INDIANA BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY ,dL w .* Clothing Given in Campus Charity Drive . . ‘ ‘‘ y ' 9 ISf n fli iHF ' * t , mm fjjfL Mjii *-> ; '> ■■ RH .. 'Emm * ig il" Ml| mpw'HKP’ new**' flflßß|k . Left to right—Betty Temperley, Frances Moody and Betty Halleen. Spirit of good will and charity toward the destitute pervades Butler university campus as stacks of clothing are donated in a charity drive . sponsored by the Collegian, campus publication. Clothe a Child Donors The first 167 donors of complete outfits to the city’s needy children in The Times’ drive to Clothe a Child include approximately 3,000 persons. City bowlers, telephone operators, stenographers, profes sional men, clerks, aided to boost The Times’ early list. Today’s donors are on Page One. The 167 early donors follow: Cliff Coleman (two bovs). Frank T. Strayer auxiliary of Veterans of Foreien Wars (two eirlsVl Mr. and Mrs. Kenwood Avenue (two children). Mrs. Bountiful Out North. Speedway branch of thf Socialist Party. Looping department of Real Silk Hosiery Mills. City Hall Employes fund (two boys). Credit office of H. P. Wasson & Cos. (three children). Mclntlre Adjustment Company arid employes (four children). County surveyor’s offee. Room 2, court house. Hoosier Athletic Club Bowling League, Pritchett alleys. Mrs. West Maple Road, North Illinois Santa. Mr. and Mrs. Ward Hale. Alpha Beta Chi sorority. Amicitla Club. Pritchett Recreation Bowling League. Riverside Democratic Club. Universal Club (two boys and two gris). Statehouse Lady (boy and girl). Alice. Mrs. G. V. A. (two children). Mr. G. S. Santa (four children). A Doctor and His Wife (two children). Mrs. North Meridian (three children). A Goodfellow. Two brothers (four children). Sigma Rho Chi sorority. Miss East Sixteenth. Y. M. C. A of Indiana Ccntral^College (two boys). Indiana National bank, lower floor (six c’-ildren). A Railroad Engineer (two girls). Mrs. J, P. Michael. A City Official (boy and girl). Young Women’s Democratic Club (boy and girl). Mastny A Cos., wholesale fruit and pro duce (eight children). Rho Delta sorority. Alpha chapter. One Friend of School 7. Indianapolis Bowling League, Pritchett alleys (two boys). Girls ot the Bertha Ballard home. Mrs. D. G. B. Sigma Tau Phi fraternity (two boys). Optimist Club Member (Friend of the Boy). A West Georgia Group. Knight Klub. Operators of Linroln office, Indiana Bell Telephone Company (seven children). of a busy day it is almost indispensable. The wonder arf the telephone is not the instrument itself but the system of which it is the symbol... the system which links your own telephone with any one of eigh teen million others in the United States and thirteen millions in other countries. Every time you use your telephone you have at your command some part of a country-wide network of wires and equip ment, and as many as you need of a great army of specialists in communication. ® There areffer,w r , if any, aids to modem living that yield scmnuch in safety, convenience and achievement as your telephone. THE INDIANAPOLIS TIMES Co-eds in the above photo arer holding several garments to be donated to needy fanjilies through the Red Cross. * The drive is being participated in by eighteen fraternities and '■ororities. To date, Alpha Chi Mrs- Alfred Eddingfield and Mrs. Bruce Strickland, office employes of Lincoln ex change. Toll maintenance department of Indiana Bell Telephone company. The Lady from the Marott (three children). Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Merrill. Eddie Meyer (ace bowler of Bowes Seal Fast Team (two girls). Continental Bank Man. Transit Denartment. Indiana National bank (boy and a girl). North Illinois Cigar Man. Medical Attendants, U. S. Veterans’ hos pital. Mrs. Out East. Roy E. Steele Ladies ’Bowling League (Pritchett alleys). Mr. and Mrs. North Chester. Don’t Use My Name. Mrs. Charter Member. Mrs. F. 8.. Out North. Mrs. North Delaware. In Memory of Dorothy Helen Farber. Mrs. North Pennsylvania street. Employes of Indianapolis Times (ten children). Indianapolis Star Bowling League (Pritchett alleys). W. W. Club. E. V. P. Club. L. G„ on Central avenue. ./ From Holloway Street. In Memory of a Son. Just a Sorority (four children), W. L. N. W. (two boys). A. M. F. Mrs. East Tljirty-slxth. Freshman class of Butler college of education (girl and boy). College Avenue Man. The Lady from North Audubon (two chil dren ). C. W. B. class of the Fountain Square Christian church. Avalon Country Club Bowling League (four children). Delta Gamma sorority, Butler university (two children). Mrs. East Thirty-second street. Block AJptical Ladies’ Bowling League. Dzan sorority. Beech Grove Man. Employes of Rough Notes Company (boy and girl). A Good Fellow (three children). . Reformed Church Bowling league, Pritchett alleys. . Washington Boulevard Family. Mister Anonymous, on Park. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Newhouse, Cumber land, Ind. Third floor switch room, Lincoln office, of Indiana Bell Telephone Company. Employes of Indianapolis Life Insurance Company (boy and girl). Tuberculosis in cattle practically was eliminated this last year in four states —Idaho, North DaHota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Omega sorority, is in the lead. Members of a campus commit tee directing the drive are: Doro thy Wright, Evelyn McDermit, Myron Hadley. Jean Underwood, Herbert K. Lewis, and Norman 1 Hanna, chairman. GRANT STATE ‘HOMEM.OANS Total of $540,000 Is Approved for Indiana Associations. Loans of a total of $540,000 have been approved for four Indiana building and loan associations, it was announced today by directors of the federal home loan bank of Indianapolis following their Decem ber meeting. Names of the bor rowers were not disclosed • Purposes of the loans included re pair and remodeling, payment of taxes, refinancing and rehabilita tion of finances of associations. Arthur F. Hall, chairman of the directors, expressed gratification at utilization, of the loan bank’s ser vices on such a large scale within sixty days after its establishment. He expressed belief that other ap plications will be made shortly, with associations using their annual statements as basis for borrowing. HANDICAP CONQUERED Crippled Girl, 18, Gets Education Without Attending School. By United Press HOLYOKE, Mass., Dec. 17.—Mary Petell. 13, a cripple, never has been able to attend formal schools, but with only two hours of instruction a week she is doing junior high school work In addition, she is studying piano and German, and writes creditable poetry. “My friends, Let’s Explore Your Mind — you’ll find it a great indoor game.” ■ Albert Edward Wiggam, D. Sc. Noted Lecturer and Author of These Fascinating Books About lou The Fruit of the Family Tree Sorry, But You’re Wrong About It The New Decalogue of Science The MarW an Educated Man, etc., etc. / Let’s Explore Your Mind Exclusively in THE INDIANAPOLIS TIMES DILL PRESSES FOR PASSAGE OF RADIO BILL Important Amendments to Present Laws Are Made by Measure. BY RAY TUCKER Time* Staff Writer WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.—A plan to obtain immediate action on his bill, containing important amend ments to the federal radio law was framed today by Senator Clarence C. Dill (Dem„ Wash.) after the conference with senate leaders. The pleasure already has passed the house, and been reported fa vorably *by the senate commerce committee. / If it becomes law soon, it will mean there can be more extensive public discussion of such questions as ratification of the ‘‘lame duck" amendment, and a possible repeal proposal, during the period when most legislatures will be in session. The bill provides that equal time must be given by radio stations to opponents and proponents of ref erenda, as must now be given to rival candidates for office. Bar Foreign Ownership An amendment which will have opposition from navy spokesmen permits .20 per cent of the directors of a radio corporation to be aliens, whereas the present law bars such representation. Foreign ownership of the International Telephone and Telegraph Company and other concerns necessitated this change, in the committee’s opinion. In answering the navy’s objec tions, Dill points out the President has authority to seize all radio sta tions in time of war. But naval of ficers claim foreign representation on directorates in peace time may place secret codes in jeopardy. Bar Lottery Advertising The advertising of lotteries or gifts over the radio is barred under the new provisions. This may close the air to certain individuals and concerns, including some politicians and political organizations. Under another section, J. 'H. Brinkley, Kansas “goat gland” spe cialist, would be prohibited from sending his programs to his power ful Mexico station, and then trans mitting them back to this country. Barred from use of his former station in Kansas by the radio com mission, Brinkley erected a 50,000- watt station across the border. The proposed amendment, however, gives control over all programs orig inating in a studio in this country. License Charge on Stations A companion measure, introduced by Dill, imposes a license charge on all radio stations. It is expected to raise about $400,000, or half the commission’s operating costs. Still another section requires com mission members to sit in on all hearings instead of turning them over to examiners. Many impor tant cases involving freedom of speech, Dill points-out, have been disposed of by subordinates with out the interested parties getting a chance to present their side to the commission. Miles of Tulips By United Press * HOLLAND, Mich.v Dec. 17. Placed in a single row,\all the tulips which will bloom here next May would form a line 26 miles long. The tulip lane here will include 67 blocks in various sections of the city. RETURNS TO MOVIES ■ Marjorie Rambeau LOS ANGELES. Dec. 17.—Mar jorie Rambeau is coming back to films, according to an official an nouncement. She has signed a contract to appear in a picture for Charles R. Rogers, produces for Paramount. At present Miss Rambeau is in Sebring, Fla., with her husband, Francis Gudger. She is scheduled to arrive here Dec. 23. More than a year ago Miss Rambeau retired from the stage and screen when she wed Mr. Gudger. Her decision to return came as a surprise to her friends. She is scheduled for a role in “Strictly Personal.” Faces Charge Mary Nolan Is Accused of Larceny by Officials at Minneapolis. By United Press MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.. Dec. 17. —Mary Nolan, motion picture and stage star, was charged with sec ond degree grand larceny in a complaint sworn out Friday by the county attorney’s office. The complaint alleged she issued a draft for $304 on a nonexistent bank. New York City authorities were asked to arrest Miss Nolan and hold her for Minneapolis author ities. Miss Nolan appeared with a Minneapolis stock company Dec. 5 as a guest star. The complaint charged that she paid a bill at the Radisson hotel with a draft off “the Citizens Trust and Savings bank, Seventy-third street branch, New York City.” It was alleged the hotel owners were unable to collect on the draft* and were told no such bank existed. First Sub Used in U. S. By United “■ i ss CHARLESTON, S. C„ Dec. 17. “Hunley’s Boat," the first subma rine ever used in warfare, was em ployed by the Confederate forces here in the last two years of the War Between the States. Anew method of clearing land of stumps by using electricity is prov ing satisfactory in British Columbia. This is an invitation to you from a Great Scientist And he stages his game like this: Have you a right to your own opinion? Should girls smoke? Where does a Mother-in-law fit in? How is love horn? Should a wife ever deceive her husband? When should a son strike his father? What about a woman's honor? Are women more law-abiding than men? Well, now, what are your answers? These are just questions that you meet every day. But in answering watch out for they are full of dynamite. Interesting, aren’t they? Science Answers Through Albert Edward Wiggam Noted Author, Lecturer and Scientist in a Great New Type Feature Entitled — PAGE 3 GARNER HANDS OFF SPEAKER POSTJIATTLE No Intention to Influence Selection of His Successor. By S.-rip/it.f/nienrd \rtrspnprr Allionre WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.—Speak er ‘John N. Gamer was reported today to have given pledges to all candidates for his post in the next session that he did not intend to try to influence or interfere in the selection of his successor. Previous reports were that he was working openly for Representative John McDuffie t Ala.) against the two other leading aspirants. Repre sentative .Joseph T. Byrns <Tenn.) and Majority Leader Henry T. Rainey (111.). Garner’s statement followed closely on receipt of word that President Franklin D. Roosevelt's advisers felt some embarrassment at the Speaker’s reported activity in the campaign. Roosevelt’s attitude is that he wants to s( iy out of the scrap for fear of antagonizing some faction. The Speaker’s reported interest in McDuffie, a close personal friend, has led to the suggestion that the latter was the President-elect's own choice. ‘HOLES IN ONE’ TWICE Oklahoma Golfer Performs Feat on Consecutive Days. By 1 nited Press OKLAHOMA CITY. Dec. 17.—Ce cil Proctor. Twin Hills Club golfer, made a hole-in-one on Saturday. Just to prove that the feat was no accident, he made another one on Sunday. And the same trio of golfing companions who saw Saturday’s ace stood spellbound at Sunday’s per formance. Proctor is a class B golfer, his scores usually ranging from 85 to 95. So far as is known, he is the first golfer in Oklahoma City to make holes-ia-one on successive days. Salmon Jump Into Boat By United Press EVERETT. Wis., Dec. 17.—Gill netter A. V. Zuanich fished all night, caught nothing. His only fish, a ten-pound salmon, jumped into his boat. 666 LIQUID TABLETS SALVE VS EPIDEMICS ★ Safety for Savings Fletcher American NATIONAL BANK Southeast Corner of Market and Pennsylvantn 3% Paid on Savings Security Trust Cos. 11l North Pennsylvania Street