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DEC. 24, 1932
‘EXILE’FOR HOOVER, CURTIS AND PROGRESSIVES SEEN IN G. 0. P. REORGANIZATION Conservative and Closed Corporation Seems to Be Program of Two Groups Taking Over Party Remnants. BY RAY TUCKER Times Staff Writer WASHINGTON, Dec. 24.—President Herbert Hoover and Vice-President Charles Curtis are out of the picture painted by Republican leaders here and throughout the country of a reorganized party. The same sentence of exile has been meted out to pro gressives, including those who did not bolt to President- Elect Franklin D. Roosevelt. None of the senate leaders who battle in the shadow land between the “old guard” and the insurgents has been called into the party reorganization conferences held by the various “receivership” groups since Nov. 8. A conservative and closed] corporation appears to be the program of those taking over the G. O. P. remnants. Most of the reorganizers also are wet. The two groups now engaged in the work" are the “old guard,” which includes national committeemen like Charles D. Hilles of New York and J. Henry Roraback of Connecticut, and the “young turks." Although the latter originally were organized to fight Hoover’s battles on Capitol hill, they do not view him as a real party leader or a 1936 presidential possibility. There is no feeling of bitterness in their attitude, they say. They simply believe that he is not a winner. “Lame Ducks” Feel Hurt Their position is reflected in the very fact that moves to take the organization out of the hands of Mr. Hoover and his friends have begun so early. Many of the men sitting in the conferences are “lame ducks,” who feel their woes largely are due to the mistakes of the present ad ministration. Remembering how Mr. Hoover crashed the political gate in 1928, they hope to set up safeguards against a similar intrusion by an outsider. Though the idea seems to be to outline general plans, several men have been mentioned as possible national chairman to succeed Mr. Hoover’s favorite, Everett Sanders of Indiana. Knox May Be Chairman The leading candidate appears to be Frank Knbx, Chicago publisher, although the names of Senator James E. Watson of Indiana and Representative-Elect James W. Wadsworth Jr. of New York. Senator Watson has denied he wants the place, and he faces strong opposition. It is doubtful whether Mr. Wadsworth would accept, even though it might catapult him into a better position to be a presidential candidate four years from now r . The political situation in several key states shows how the Hoover ites are being cased gently out of the foreground. Mr. Hilles and Mr. Wadsworth never were friendly to the Presi dent, having fought his nomination in 1928, and they are the men who will have most influence locally after March 4. ‘Federal Crowd’ in Bad The “federal crowd” in office as a result of Mr. Hoover’s favor has made many enemies back home. Senator Hiram Johnson, who sup ported Mr. Roosevelt and con tributed to the defeat of Mr. Hoo ver's friend, Senator Samuel Short ridge, is expected to make an at tempt to grab the California or ganization. He runs again two years hence. In Pennsylvania, the Mellons are no longer in influence, and younger politicians are rising to contest for power with the group which has played along with the President. TOWN GETS FREE GAS Fuel Without Cost for Next Five Years Provided by Company. By l nited Press BOW ISLAND, Alberta, Can., Dec. 24.—The town of Bow Island will receive free fuel gas for the next five years by virtue of its location in the heart of a gas producing area. The company developing property in the vicinity of the town agreed to supply the town’s gas in exchange for a non-producing well owned by the town. Auto Injuries Are Fatal By United Press FT. WAYNE. Ind„ Dec. 24.—Roger White, 22. Paulding. 0., died in a hospital here Friday night of in juries received in an auto accident Friday near Haviland. O. Gone, but Not Forgotten Automobiles reported to police as stolen belong to. Laura J. Woodruff, 719 North Delaware street, Elcar sedan, 50-462, from garage in rear ol 719 North Delaware street. Walter Worrell. R. R. 11. Chevrolet coach. 117-805. from parking space Ver mont and New Jersey streets. Justen Cork. 528 North Senate avenue. Ford sedan, 62-187, from 528 North Senate apenue. James Diliman, Mt. Comfort, Ind., Chev rolet coupe, 41-227, from 254 North Belle Vieu place. BACK HOME AGAIN Stolen automobiles recovered by police belong to: J. J. Killgallon. 1455 North New Jersev street. De Soto sedan, found 410 East Thirteenth street. A. Jordan. 1619 North New Jersey street, Chevrolet roadster. found at Temple avenue and Walker street. EnterJanuary3 Beginning New Term Str courses In Stenography Bookkeeping. Accounting and Secre tarial Training. New bulletin sent on request. Fred W. Case. Frin. Central Business College Architects A Builder* Bldg., Indpli. LONG HIKE OF FATHER FUTILE Denied Visit With Sons, He Asks Court for Right to See Pair. With determination that led him to hitch-hike 2,500 miles to see his sons, Makhitar Mooradian, 49, of Los Angeles, today appealed (o cir cuit ( court for permission to fulfill a promise of a Christmas visit with them. It appeared the court will not rule on the petition until next week. Mooradian’s hopes for a tw'o-hour reunion with his sons, Gabriel, 6, and Vachran, 5, failed when his former wife, Mrs. Azniv Nahigian, of 2628 Northwestern avenue, scorned the order of Juvenile Judge John F. Geckler Thursday. Geckler ruled Mooradian’s devo tion that caused him to “thumb his way from the w-est coast,” entitled him to a brief visit with his sons. The mother informed juvenile au thorities that the boys were sick and could not be brought to court. In the circuit court suit, Moo radian asked that the court order the mother to permit, him to visit his sons “at whatever time and place the court may deem just and proper.” His former wife, now remarried, told authorities her sons did not wish to see their father. Crossing Watchman Killed MITCHELL, Ind., Dec. 24.—Jesse Enochs. 72, a crossing watchman, was killed by a freight train as he sloped to pick up his hat, which had fallen on the Monon tracks. Cigaret Sales Tax Held Source for Big Revenue One to Four Million for State Annually Seen by Statistician. Tax on cigarets sold in Indiana would raise from $1,016,000 to $4,272,- 000 annually, all depending upon which of various rates in use in other states would be adopted, ac cording to a summary of a study of sales taxes released today by the In diana State Chamber of Commerce, through William H. Arnett, manag ing director. The study is the work of Virgil Sheppard, a. statistician formerly connected with the Toledo (O.) bu reau of municipal research, and covers sales taxes in twenty-two states. In announcing the summary, Ar nett pointed out it is merely for the purpose of providing information and not as recommending any par ticular levy for enactment by the legislature to convene Jan. 5. Beautiful Poinsettias i and Christmas Q Cherry Plants . . . —A Gorgeous Bouquet—A Corsage or a Table Piece. Delivered anywhere d* ■< a a in the city <p I.UU if: 3837 East Tenth St. * Remember— Call CH. 5625 Tomorrow! J§| Cordial W Greetings A Merry Christmas A Happy New \ ear jlwln TAILOBING-CO Second Floor Kahn Bldg,, Meridian at Washington. GIRL CLERK IS SLAIN BY KIDNAPER v ; Rose Gendler, 22-year-old Davenport department store clerk, whose body was found on the ice under a bridge over the Rock river, near Moline, 111., after police had been notified of a ransom note being left at her stepfather's home in Rock Island, 111. The girl was last reported seen on her way home to Rock Island from work, Dec. 21. Scenes of Yule Cheer Arranged at Institutions Inmates Look Forward to Choice Dinners, and Sunday Programs. County and state institutions were scenes of Christmas cheer to day as inmates looked forward to choice dinners and Yuletide pro grams Sunday. Sheriff Charles L. (Buck) Sumner has ordered chicken with all the fixings be served to prisoners in the Marion county jail at 1:30 Sunday. A special service by the Wheeler Rescue Mission will follow. Gathering around a large Christ mas tree, prisoners at the Indiana woman’s prison will receive gifts. A Christmas menu is planned, with a vesper service, Sunday afternoon. Patients at Sunnyside tuberculosis hospital, who are able, w r ill be al lowed to attend church services of their choice. The Sunnyside Guild will give each patient a gift. The aged and infirm will become young once more at the Marion county poor farm where a large sup ply of candy, nuts and fruit aw'aits distribution of inmates. Plays are featuring Christmas One of the more definite statements regarding a cigaret tax of 2 cents on each package of twenty, in effect in Ohio, is an estimate that the same tax would raise $1,878,000 a year in Indiana. If West Virginia’s plan of taxing ' retail sales ivas applied to Indiana with a 1 per cent rate, it is esti mated the annual return would be ; $5,100,000. If exemptions of concerns doing a retail business in the field of personal services were eliminated from the West Virginia plan, the annual return is estimated at $7,700,000 for this state. Indiana could raise $8,300,000 a year with Pennsylvania’s plan, a 1 per cent retail sales tax, plus a flat charge of $2 per year paid by each retailer. A 1 per cent levy on manufactur ers’ sales, which is in effect in West Virginia, wolud net this state $12,- 000.000 a year, according to the study. THE INDIANAPOLIS TIMES festivities at the Indiana girls’ school, near Clermont. Gifts will be distributed at a Christmas party Sunday afternoon, following a chicken dinner. Starting with services at 9:30, children at the juvenile detention home will celebrate throughout Sunday. A turkey dinner will test the appetites of twenty-six boys and girls. Children at the Negro Orphans’ Home received gifts at a party Sat urday. Members of the Roberts Park M. E. church distributed toys, fruits, candy and garments. JVLerry Christmas & Sixty repetitions can. t wear -V? out tlie meaning of tliis lie arty old wisli . . and tins year we can find no tetter way to say to all of you, from tlie . # bottom of our liearts MERRY CHRISTMAS L. S. Ayres & Cos. 50 OFF On All Sample TOYS —ON TABLES— AFTER 6 P. M. SATURDAY Every Toy Included, Excepting Lionel Trains and Wheel Goods. “Indiana’s Leading Sporting Goods Store” EM-ROE SPORTING GOODS STORE LI. 3446 209 W. Wash. SI. Opposite Statehouse STATE LEVY ON SALES FAVORED BY TAXBOARD Impost Not t oExceed 2 Per Cent Recommended in Report. For the first time in the history of the state tax board, members! went on record today as favoring a retail sales tax. In the board's report to the com ing session of the general assembly, a retail sales tax “not to exceed 2 per cent” is included in nine rec ommendations for the new tax laws. The tax board is charged with recommending tax legislation at each legislative session. It urges the retail sales tax as an emergency measure to care for deficits caused by passage of the $1.50 property tax limitation law. Copies of Report Mailed Copies of the report were sent to- j day to all members of the seventy eighth assembly, which convenes Jan. 5. A copy also was sent Gover nor-Elect Paul V. McNutt and Gov ernor Harry G. Leslie. As usual, the board recommends increasing its own powers. The nine recommendations in clude : Giving the board power to in crease as well as decrease levies on appeal and permitting review af any time prior to the first Monday in November. Giving the board power to make orders affecting any taxing unit “where valuations are out of line with others in the same class.” Equalization Every Year % Permit property equalization or ders to be issued every year, instead of allowing the board to equalize real estate only every four years. Intangible tax, tfith a property set-off. State income tax “properly drawn.” Sales tax. Repeal of the mortgage exemp tion act of 1932 special session. Eliminate property exemptions in the law of 1919 on. Reduce taxing units, by town ship abolition and merger of coun ties. Two Wounded in Knife Battle as Feud Climax Two Men Cut Seriously by Third; Liquor Is Held Cause. Seven months’ feud over alleged possession of liquor, according to police, was climaxed early today when two men were cut, one seri ously, by a third in a knife battle at 440 Abbott street. Harrison Carlisle, 50, of the Ab bott street address, is in a serious condition at city hospital of stab DROPS DEAD AFTER YULETIDE SHOPPING U. S. Marine Commander in Shanghai Victim. By United Press SHANGHAI, Dec. 24.—Richard Stewart Hooker, commander of American marines stationed in the Shanghai area, dropped dead at his home here today a few minutes after he had returned from a Christmas shopping trip with his wife. Heart disease was believed to ! have caused his death. He had been I apparently in excellent health. Worker Is Electrocuted I By United Press PRINCETON, Ind., Dec. 24. James Roach, Terre Haute, w r as electrocuted yesterday when a high tension wire fell across steel frame work on which he was working at ; Kings Mine, South of Princeton. C. H. Helley, Evansville, jumped to safety. jjj 1 1 To Our | 1 Many Friends fl We Wish g a Very | Merry Christmas | •* | Sander & Recker | Meridian at Maryland $ 3% Paid on Savings Security Trust Cos. 11l North Pennsylvania Street ScW fOUTLET SHOE STORES i\€Liaßl£ shoes at lowest pptcfs ★ Safety for Savings Fletcher American NATIONAL BANK Southeast Corner of Market and Pennsylvania TRUSSES For Every Kind of Rupture, Abdominal Supports Fitted by Experts HAAG’S 129 West Washington Street "HELLO - Evelylioily!” Tonigkt is Christmas Eve! * VtHY NOT make a telephone i I call as an early, personal Christmas greeting. Low evening station-to'Station toll rates are in effect between 7:00 p. m. and 8:30 p. m.; after that night rates until 4:30 a. m. are still lower, INDIANA BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY wounds and cuts in the right side, and George Silcox, 27. of 559 West Merrill street, is being held in the city prison after being treated at the hospital for three stab wounds in the back. James Carroll, 22, of 1039 High street, alleged assailant of the two men, is being held by police on charges of assault and battery with intent to kill and vagrancy. A fourth participant in the fight, George Surber, 57, of 514 West Mc- Carty street, is held on charges of drunkenness and vagrancy as is Silcox. Carlisle is held in the hospital detention ward on a vagrancy charge. Police say the feud began seven months ago when John (.Peg) Rock ford, occupant of the house on Abbott street, was alleged to have been shot in the leg by Carroll. Carroll is alleged to have gone to Rockford's house Friday night to renew the quarrel. Officers said entire interior of the house was wrecked, dozens of dishes shattered on the floor, windows broken, and furniture broken and overturned. Merry Christmas Happy New Year iff G. S. KELLER Successor to OUT^CAt, 32 N. Penn. 3t. t i | sincere wish for e l Christmas joys that J l \ i will last well into the New ; ) j l Year. i i b j BbBWMMB PAGE 3 SLEEPIEST BOY SLAYING CASE GOESTO JURY 17-Year-Old Terre Haute Youth Is Accused of Killing Brother. By United Pre*s TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Dec. 24. The case of Carl Romoser, 17, “sleepiest boy in the world." was given to a jury in Vigo circuit court shortly before 11 a. m. today. Romoser is charged with murder ing his only brother, Louis, 21, dur ing an argument over support of their widowed mother. Killed in Auto Accident """ By United Press ANGOLA, Ind., Dec. 24 —William S. Miller, 50, salesman, formerly of Lafayette, was killed almost in stantly near here Friday when his automobile crashed into a concrete abutment.