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PREDICT NEW
DEMOCRACY IS
| FACING U. S.
Modified Form Is Necessary
to Survive, Says Hoover
Social Probe Group.
‘REVOLT NOT UNLIKELY'
Government to Extend Grip
on Business, Forecast
of Committee.
BY RUTH FINNEY
Times Staff Writer
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2.—ls de
mocracy survives the present period
•of severe social stress, it will sur
vive in a modified form dominated
>by Afferent attitudes toward prop
erty and toward human beings.
This is the conclusion of Presi
*dent Hoover's research committee
•on social trends made public today
: aft,er four years’ study of the whole
isweep of modern life in the twen
tieth century.
The committee’s survey of fun
damental dangers and problems in
•nur economic, political and social
development leads it to conclude
that there is no assurance that vio
lent revolution, "dark periods of
f. crious repression of libertarian and
democratic forms,” can be averted
‘ unless there can be a more im-
Jpressive integration of social skills
and fusing of social purposes than
is revealed by recent trends.”
But, it adds, "in considering the
movement of American democra
cy and its collective competence, it
’is important not to lose sight of
specific and. basic tendencies re
vealed in this report and bearing di
rectly on the future of our institu
tions.
Stress Large Scale Work
i “One of these is the habituation
lof the American people to large
jscale organization and” planning in
iindustry, keenly appreciated by the
Soviets; another is the American
♦tendency to make relativel prompt
-use of the latest fashions in science
and technology; the lack of sharply
defined and permanent classes or
castes obstructing either economic
or governmental change, and finally,
it he wide prevalence of democratic
iattitudes and practices in social
Jlife.”
The committee adds; “An inter
pretation which seems to have a
imargin of advantage is that of Ihe
iprospeot of a continuance rtf the
{democratic regime, with higher
fstandards of achievement, with a
imore highly unified and stronger
(government, with sounder types of
ccivic training, with a broader social
•program, and a sharper edged pur
pose to diffuse more promptly and
:more widely the gains of our civili
sation, with control over social and
economic forces better adapted to
tthe special social tensions of the
t.ime, with less lag between social
clhanges and governmental adapta
tion and with more prevision and
contriving spirit.”
Government in Industry
Specifically the committee fore
sees a strong -possibility that the
government will undertake extensive
economic, planning, giving scientists
aind technologists a much larger
jpart than ever before in its work,
tihat it will greatly extend its con
ttrol over industry of all kinds, and
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IF you enjoy a love
story be sure to
watch for ‘‘Spot
light”, the new serial
of stage life.
It Begins
TUESDAY, JAN. 3
IN TI4E TIMES
The Indianapolis Times
Fair tonight and Tuesday, not much change in temperature; lowest tonight about 30.
VOLUME 44—NUMBER 202
New York Racket King Slain in
Own Night Club by Doorman
By United Press
NEW YORK, Jan. 2.—Police sought an obscure
night club doorman today as the slayer of Larry
Fay, notorious racketeer and New York’s public
enemy No. 3, shot down in his own night club dur
ing an argument over a few dollars in wages.
Fay's death had not been ordered by rival
racketeers, police learned, but resulted with delicate
irony from his so-called humanitarian desire to re
lieve the depression by forcing his employes to
“share the work.”
Until last week, Edward Maloney was both day
and night doorman and received SIOO a week. Fay
shortened his hours, reduced his pay, and hired an
other doorman to share the work.
Sunday night Maloney arrived at the night club.
Witnesses said he was intoxicated.
He found Fay in the ornate foyer. Police said
Maloney fired five shots, four of which found their
target.
Maloney then fled along with some 100 guests,
who stampeded through the foyer, over Fay’s body,
into the street.
FLOOD WATERS
IN STATE DROP
Southern Indiana Highways
Still Blocked; Save Six
From Death.
High water that threatened sev
eral sections of Indiana with floods
over the week-end was receding to
day, although roads, principally in
the southern section of the state,
still are blocked to traffic..
Weather reports showed that
White river was falling in and
north of Indianapolis. At Seymour,
where ruse of water was rapid, the
river had dropped.
The east and west branches of
White river still were rising in the
southern part of the state.
With no rain in prespect for the
next twenty-four hours, high wa
ters probably will recede speedily
in all parts of Indiana.
Parents and their four children
were rescued from an island at
the northeast edge of Connersville
Saturday when the Whitewater
river went over its banks.
Residents of the town came to the
rescue of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Wil
liams and the children after the six
had spent the night on an island,
suffering from the rain and snow.
Only a few bed clothes protected
them.
The family had been living in a
shack on the river bank, but were
forced to fee when the waters
spread. During the rescue. Mrs. Wil
liams fell against the side of the
boat, causing it to upset. The young
est boy twice had disappeared under
the water before he was saved.
REALTORS PLAN TO
BOLSTER $1.50 LAW
Heads List of Five Major
Objectives of Board.
Retention and strengthening of
the $1.50 maximum real estate levy
law will head the list of five major
objectives of the Indianapolis Real
Estate Board in the legislative
session.
The program was adopted by
directors of the board on recom
mendation of the legislation and
taxation committee, headed by Al
bert E. Uhl. Other members are
Dan W. Legore, retiring president;
Frank F. "'Voolling, Gavin L. Payne,
Paul L. McCord, Lafayette Perkins
and M. L. Hall.
Other objectives in the program
include;
Consolidation of townships, par
ticularly in Marion county.
Perpetual assessment bureau to
l-pplace the present system of quad
rennial assessment of property for
taxation.
Repeal of laws permitting tax ex
emption for income-producing prop
erties because owned by religious,
fraternal, charitable, educational or
literary organizations.
Creation of excise taxes solely to
relieve the property tax. Income and
sales taxes, or a combination of
both, are favored, as well as other
practical taxes, so long as they are
in lieu of. instead of in addition to
existing property taxes.
BLOWS OWN HEAD OFF
Despondent Farmer Commits Suicide
With Dynamite.
Bi/ United Prr.it
LANCASTER. Pa.. Jan. 2.—De
spondent, William Kulp, 71, retired
farmer, placed a stick of dynamite
in his mouth Sunday, lighted the
fuse and blew his head off.
Technocracy Stimulating
Doctrine, Says Couzcns
BY THOMAS 1.. STOKES
United Press Staff Correspondent
iCoDvriehf. 1933. bv United Press)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. Tech
nocracy, the machine age, is viewed
by the richest United States sen
ator, James Couzens ißep., Mich.),
as a stimulating doctrine that
should stir up the American people
to do something about their eco
nomic plight.
The multimillionaire senator sees
in the new energy approach to the
problems of the macnlne age some
valuable suggestions which may
lead to solutions.
The technocrats are due particu
lar thanks, he thinks, for their
emphasis on our “stupid policy" of
credits which produced the “finan
cial drunk" for which the nation
now suffers.
i They are due thanks for their
INDIANAPOLIS, MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 1933
Fay always claimed he was a “business man.”
He maintained a suite of offices in a Broadway
building, and had secretaries, stenographers and
assistants by the dozen.
He got his start in the taxicab business and in
1929 owned a large fleet.
In 1929 he and several dozen of his assistants
were indicted on a charge of having obtained a
monopoly on the city’s milk business. He was charged
with collecting SBOO,OOO a year from small milk
dealers through force and coercion. He and his
assistants were not convicted.
Later, he went into the night club racket, and
for a while owned the night clubs where Texas
Guinan performed. He tried his hand at show' pro
duction.
Friends said he had last heavily during the de
pression, and was “almost broke.” Police found only
three dimes on his body.
The newest night club, they said. was financed by
other Broadway characters, and Fay was given a
share of the profits for the use of his name which
was believed alluring to diversion seekers.
Ice Bathers
Wabash Officials Take
Tenth Annual Swim
on New Year’s.
By I tilled Pres*
WABASH, Ind., Jan. 2,—Be
fore a crowd of approx
imately 300 persons Sunday Mayor
Homer Showalter and two com
panions took their tenth annual
New Year’s day swim in Long
lake, near here.
The lake-side temperature stood
at 15 degrees above zero, as
Mayor Showalter, Fire Chief Carl
Elshire and Charles Ridgeway
took their annual plunge.
Ice six inches thick was removed
to permit the swim.
5 LOSE LIVES
IN ELKS BLAZE
Three-Story Club Ruined by
Flames; Bodies Are
Recovered.
By JJwiled Press
VALLEJO, Cal., Jan. 2.—Firemen
late Sunday recovered five charred
bodies from ruins of the burned
Vallejo Elks’ Club.
The three-story frame structure,
destroyed by a fire that started
from an unknown cause, was a
mass of flames before the alarm
was turned in
Police said all five bodies were so
charred identification was impos
sible.
L. 0. CHASEY TAKES
POST ON TAX BOARD
Succeeds L. S. Bowman as Secre
tary; Job Expires Sept. 18.
L. O. Chasey, secretary to Gov
ernor Harry G. Leslie, started the
new year in his new position as sec
retary of the state tax board today.
He succeeds L. S. Bowman, former
state auditor, who has held the post
the last two years.
Chasey may retain the place un
till Sept. 18, when the board goes
Democratic.
He had been secretary to Leslie
throughout the Republican Gov
ernor’s administration.
KENTUCKY EVANGELIST
TO ADDRESS PARLEY
Dr. Andrew Johnson First Speaker
on Association Program.
Dt. Andrew Johnson of Wilmore,
Ky., evangelist, will be the first
speaker on the program of the In
terdenominational Evangelist Asso
ciation session in the Cadle taber
nacle tonight.
Dr. Johnson will speak at 7:30 fol
lowing a musical program beginning
at 7, led by Homer Rodeheaver,
famous co-worker with Billy Sun
day. Dr. Robert G. Lee of Memphis,
Tenn., also will speak.
The Rev. Peter Dyneka of Chi
cago, a Russian, will talk on “The
Old and the New Russia.”
Brothers Long Time Apart
BATTLE GROUND, Wash., Jan.
2.—" Are you Julius Schultz?” Julius
Schultz, Amboy farmer, was asked
that recently. He answered in the
affirmative, and after a few more
words recognized his brother Adolph,
whom he hadn't seen for forty
three years.
Hourly Temperatures
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emphasis on the necessity of ac
tion to repair a machine that has
produced millions of unemployed,
he said.
“If the technocrats do no more
than start people to thinking they
will perform a great service. It's
just too bad to have some ele
ments starting a campaign of rid
icule." he stated.
“We all hope the discovery of
chemists and technologists will go
still further and make work. But
none of those plans I’ve read take
the time element into considera
tion.
“What consolation is it to mil
lions of workers who have had no
regular employment for the last
four or five years to be told that
some time in the future technol
ogists will find new things in the
production of which people may be
employed?'*
TAKES OATH AS
NICARAGUA HEAD
Dr. Sacasa Assumes Post
as Marines Prepare to
Leave Country.
By l nited Press
MANAGUA. Nicaragua. Jan. 2. —
Dr. Juan Bautista Sacasa. 59-year
old physician and former revolu
tionist, became president of Nica
ragua Sunday in a colorful cere
mony on the slopes of the old fort
ress, La Loma.
Simultaneously wdth the inaugura
tion it was announced all the
officers and men of the United
States marine corps, including even
instructors in the marine-trained
national guard and members of the
legation guard, would return imme
diately to their own country.
Dr. Sacasa will be the first presi
dent in six years to serve without
the support -of the United States
marines. The several hundred
marines bade farewell to their Nica
raguan friends after the inaugura
tion ceremony and. prepared to de
part for the United States by w r ay
of Corinto on the west coast.
HOME IS BURNED:
DAMAGE IS $5,000
House Is Destroyed Before
Firemen Arrive.
starts cheerlessly
for Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brinkman,
whose home on Tabor street, near
Hobart street, half way between In
dianapolis and Beech Grove, was
burned to the ground at 2 a. m.
today.
Returning from a visit to rela
tives, Mr. and Mrs. Brinkman were
in the kitchen eating a lunch when
a stranger pounded on their back
door, shouting “Your house is on
fire.’’ The Brinkmans found the
entire second story over the kitchen
aflame.
John Tacoma, a neighbor liviner a
block away, called the Indianapolis
fire department, but said he was
told the fire was in the Beech Grove
fire department's jurisdiction. By
the time the latter arrived, the
house had burned to the ground.
The property, valued at $3,800 was
owned by Lowell Elliott, living a half
mile southwest of the Brinkmans
and being sold to the latter on a
payment plan. It is covered by in
surance. The Brinkmans $1,200
furniture loss is unsecured. The
Brinkmans two children, 12 and 3,
were visiting their grandmother.
LOVE FOR CAT FATAL
Woman Dashes Into Flames in
Effort to Recover Pet.
By United Fret*
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 2.—Her
lo'-e for her pet cat Sunday cost
the life of Mrs. Martha Carey, 62,
Kearney, Mo., a widow of three
weeks.
She succumbed at Trinity Luth
eran hospital here to burns received
when she dashed back into her
burning farm home at Kearney,
seeking the animal. The cat has
not been seen since the blaze.
Her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jess
Carey, was burned seriously in
dragging her from the structure.
DIES AT CARD GAME
Illinois Man Slumps in Chair; Vic
tim of Heart Attack.
By Unit'd Frets
LINCOLN, 111., Jan. 2.—Death
interrupted a three-handed card
game here when Willis Campbell,
60, one of the players, slumped in
his chair and died from a heart
attack.
Campbell was playing cards with
Charles Lawler and Sam Schack
ley. He laid his hand of cards on
the table and slumped over on his
face. A physician was summoned,
but Campbell was dead before he
arrived.
BETTING BILL IS TOPIC
Stand Taken by Fair Chiefs May
Determine State Action.
Stand of the Indiana Association
of County and District Fairs on a
pari-mutuel betting bill at their
convention at the Claypool Tues
day, may detennine action to be
taken by the state fair board
Wednesday, it was learned today.
Reorganization of the fair board
will be at the statehouse Wednes
day. Both Governor Harry G. Les
lie and Mayor Reginald H. Sulli
van will address the association
convention.
SoJt63<i
GARNISHEE ACT
CRUSHES MANY
POOR DEBTORS
Court Cost Piled on Small
Original Credit Sum Is
Appalling Load.
HANDICAP FOR SHERIFF
Collection Work Reaches
Nuisance Proportions;
Scores Lose Jobs.
(Hardships forced upon victims of
earnishee suits are told in this story, the
first of a series on the law, passed by
the 1925 legislature. Although intended
originally for eollection of first debts, the
law now is being used to force collection
of small debts that arc increased greatly
by court costs.)
BY JAMES A. CARVIN
Few persons w'ould obligate them
selves to payment of a $3 account if
they knew that it w'as possible, be
fore final settlement, for the cost
to increase to $15.25.
Neither would they knowingly as
sume a $3.90 obligation, for final
settlement of w'hich $20.15 w'ould be
demanded.
Yet, in Indianapolis, such circum
stances are occurring and the entire
story is written in the records of the
office of Charles L. Sumner, Marion
county sheriff.
At the present time there are ap
proximately 1,000 cases in the
county in which creditors have made
use of the state garnishee law to
secure payment of accounts. Each
pay day 10 per cent of the salaries
or wages of the debtors is deducted
by employers and paid to the
sheriff’s office.
Sometimes Below Dollar
Many times the payment is less
than a dollar, because the law per
mits not more than a 10 per cent
deduction and the shrunken pay en
velope can yield no more to the legal
reckoning.
True indeed, is the old saying that
the wheels of justice turn slowly, but
in the case of the garnishee law the
cost of turning the w'heels is expen
sive—to the debtor.
The answer to the appalling final
total, which confronts the debtor of
a small account is found in court
costs and fees w'hich may sw'ell the
account to six times its original size.
For example, suppose that Mary
Smith,' a youthful stendgra phPr,
wants anew hat. Her salary is sls
a week, on which she supports her
mother and younger brother.
Falls for Sales Talk
Maybe she shouldn’t buy the hat,
but it looks W'ell on her and the
saleswoman “knows her stuff.”
“Now', my dear, if you want the
hat take it,” the saleswoman purrs.
"We shall be glad to charge it and
you can pay for it later.”
Mary buys the hat. Between then
and the time the bill comes due, she
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13 START 13-DAY
DEFIANCE OF FATES
Scorn Old Superstitions 13
Different Ways.
By Vniled Press
CHICAGO, Jan. 2.—Thirteen men
sat about a banquet table Sunday
night and drank a toast to the start
of thirteen days’ defiance of fate.
The men are charter members of
the Anti-Superstition Society. Their
president is Sidney Strotz, who also
is president of the Chicago Stadium
Corporation.
For thirteen days, ending Friday
the 13th, the thirteen men will defy
fate In thirteen different ways.
They then w'ill count noses to see
if anything tragic has happened.
They are confident nothing will.
“When people see that nothing
has happened to us, they’ll cease
being afraid of their shadows, we
hope, and do something constructive
to put business back on its feet,”
said Strotz.
In the Air
Weather conditions at 9 a. m.:
Wind, ten miles an hour; ceil
ing. high, broken clouds, unlimited;
visibility. 10 miles; barometric pres
sure, 30.31 at sea level; field, good.
Congress Is Confused on
Solution of Tax Problem
BY MARSHALL M'NEIL
Times Staff Writer
WASHINGTON. Jan. 2.—Confu
sion like that which befuddled the
last session of congress after it
r'ared up and licked the sales tax
marks the situation now as the
house ways and means committee
prepares to start its study of fed
eral fiscal policies. Its hearings
start the week.
The sales tax was proposed again
to the “horror" of President-Elect
Roosevelt. That killed it; and as
the result there is not the least
unanimity of opinion on whether
there should be new taxes and, if so,
what sort.
Some order may result from the
impending conference between
Speaker Gamer and Mr. Roosevelt;
but. meanwhile, every sort of tax
under the sun—except the general
sales tax—is being seriously dis
cussed by one bloc and another.
There is that group, for instance,
Entered as Second Oass Matter
at Postoffice, Indianapolis
SLAYER IS HUNTED
hihiShhßi
• -'. r ■
Mrs. Ruth Steese, 26, above, em
ploye of the Cleveland Society for
the Blind, w r as the victim of a
brutal murderer who left her
bullet-pierced body, bound and
blindfolded, in the auto she had
been driving. Police are almost
without a clew.
Philippines Split Threat
Is Seen in Liberty Bill
Leaders of Islands Ranging Up on Opposing Sides; Cry
for Immediate Freedom Is Rising.
BY WILLIAM PHILIP SIMMS
Scripps-Howard Foreign Editor
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2—The Philippine independence bill, now on
President Hoover’s desk for approval or veto upon his return from Florida,
now threatens to split the islands politically from end to end.
Unless the President vetoes the measure, the next step will be to
submit it to the Philippine legislature for ratification. Then the battle
will begin with the islands’ big moguls ranged up on oppasing sides.
WATSON DENIES HE
WILL RAGE ROBINSON
‘Lame Duck’ Senator Will
Not Ask Nomination,
Senator James E. Watson today
had scoffed the report that he will
oppose Senator Arthur R. Robinson
for the senate seat two years from
now. Watson was to return to
Washington.
Interviewed at the Columbia Club
the senior Indiana senator and Re
publican floor leader, now a '’lame
duck,” declared:
“I absolutely will not seek the
nomination.”
Watson was defeated in the fall
election by his Democratic oppo
nent, Senator-Elect Frederick Van
Nuys.
Watson said he will retire to a law
practice in Indiana, but had not
decided on the city where his
offices will be opened. Business
and not politics brought him to In
dianapolis during the holidays, he
said.
He conferred with Harry C. Fen
ton, secretary of the state Repub
lican committee, and J. T. Moor
man, Winchester, prominent G. O.
P. politician.
Watson refused to discuss the
projected ouster of Ivan C. Morgan,
who was handpicked by Watson for
the state chairmanship.
RESTAURANT OWNER
STABBED: PROBE TALE
Held at City Hospital on Vagrancy
Count as Story Is Investigated.
A deep stab wound beneath his
heart, John Edward Hasty, 50, of
2228 West Michigan street, is held
at city hospital on vagrancy charge
while police investigate his story of
a mysterious stabbing.
Hasty, operator of a restaurant
at the Michigan street address, told
police he had gone downtown at
noon Sunday, and when he returned
to the restaurant, two men were
waiting for him and followed him
inside.
One, according to Hasty, declared;
“We've got you now. and we’re go
ing to kill you.” The second man,
Hasty said, seized a butcher knife
from a table nearby and plunger it
into his chest. The city hospital
physicians say Hasty’s condition is
serious.
that wants to rejigger the income
tax system by broadening the base
either by reducing the exemptions
or increasing the rates, especially in
the middle brackets.
There is the group that w'ants to
tax corporation surpluses. Some
variation of this general idea is re
ported unofficially to be under study
by Mr. Roosevelt's economic advisers.
Then, there is the group that
wants an extension of the nuisance
taxes —an extension, incidentally,
which would approximate a gen
eral sales tax.
Still other members of congress
would levy taxes on patents, and on
corporations that do business in in
terstate commerce.
Senator James Couzens fßep.,
Mich.), is still intent on levying an
income tax approximately equal to
Great Britain's.
Finally, there is the large group
that wants to levy no new taxes at
all except those on beer, hoping to
bring balance to the federal budget
by drastic economies.
CHINESE BATTLE
JAPANESE FOR
GATEWAY CITY
Heavy Fighting Reported Along Border
Between Manchuria and China Proper;
Nipponese Officer and Men Slain.
TOKIO RUSHES PLANES TO SCENE
Marshal Chang Concentrates Six Brigades
Along Frontier, Fearing General
Invasion of Jehol Province.
I By L nitcd Press
TOKIO, Jan. 2.—General fighting between Chinese and
Japanese troops developed today at Shanhaikwan, a border
city between Manchuria and China proper, after a Japanese
lieutenant and three Japanese soldiers were reported killed.
Japanese headquarters at Tientsin confirmed the report
of heavy fighting near Shanhaikwan.
President Manuel Quezon of the
Philippine senate, is bitterly hos
tile to accepting independence upon
the conditions named. That he
may have a majority of the legis
lators behind him is indicated by
the fact that he received their ap
proval when he cabled the inde
pendence mission at Wa.shington to
“give us immediate independence or
nothing.”
Stormy Debate in Islands
On the other hand, Filipino Resi
dent Commissioners Guevara and
Osias, and the independence dele
gates, Manuel Roxas and Sergio Os
mena. now in the capital, likewise
are ace high in political councils ol
the Philippines.
Roxas is Speaker of the lower
house and Osmena has shared lead
ership in the senate with President
Quezon for more than a decade.
They favor the bill.
Led by Senator Quezon, the Phil
ippines legislature, sitting as an in
dependence commission, already has
engaged in stormy debate over the
issue. Apparently, that body some
what favors the senator. Upon his
insistence, a resolution of non
confidence in the Filipino mission to
Washington was voted.
Forces Evenly Divided
If President Hoover approves the
act and it goes before the insular
legislature for final approval or re
jection, Commissioners Guevara
and Osias and Messrs. Osmena and
Roxas will defend it against Presi
dent Quezon and others opposing.
So evenly divided appear the forces
pro and con, that anything can
happen.
Sentiment, in the Philippines is
reported practically 100 per cent in
favor of immediate independence.
The bill now lying on President
Hoover’s desk proposes it for ten
years after the legislature of the
islands ratifies it. This delay, ac
cording to a cable received by the
mission here, is the principal fea
ture found irksome.
SWEAR IN 2 NEW
COUNTY OFFICIALS
Cox Becomes Judge, and
Marker, Commissioner.
Oaths of office were taken today
by two new county officials at
cefemonies held at the courthouse.
Criminal Judge Frank P. Baker
presided at a ceremony in which
Earl R. Cox. Democrat, was sworn
in as circuit judge, succeeding Judge
Harry O. Chamberlin, Republican,
who served twelve years on the
bench.
Cox, in turn, swore in Ernest K.
Marker as Second district county
commissioner, replacing George
Snider, who served ten years as
sheriff and later as commissioner.
Snider will enter the automobile
business with his son, Roland, while
Chamberlin will resume the private
practice of law.
Assisting Baker in conducting the
induction ceremony were Joseph G.
Collier, Cox’ law partner; Municipal
Judge Thomas E. Garvin and Oren
S. Hack, former city corporation
counsel.
FATHER, 2 SONS JAILED
Parent Held for Murder, Boys on
Charges of Robbery.
By United Press
RUSHVTLLE. 111., Jan. 2.—A fa
ther and ais two sons today occu
pied adjoining cells in the Schuy
ler county jail. The father, John
Marshall, is held on a charge mur
der as a result of tne shooting of
James Skiles. The sons, Clarence
and Henry, are charged with rob
bery of a filling station.
HOME
EDITION
PRICE TWO CENTS
Outside Marion County, 3 Cents
Japanese air corps forces
at Mukden had been dis
patched to the scene, it was
announced.
The Chinese, the report said, had
dynamited a railroad bridge three
kilometers west of Shanhaikwan.
The Japanese occupied the main
gate of the ancient walled city,
which is the gateway into China.
Shortly thereafter there was
heavy hand-to-hand street fighting,
the reports said. It continued dur
ing the fight.
The Japanese claimed that the
Chinese had violated the neutrality
agreed on after the Japanese occu
pation of Chinchow, and subsequent
operations.
It was reported that Marshal
Chang Hsueh Liang had ciiicen
trated six brigades of troops on the
Jehol border, fearing Japanese oc
cupation of Jehol. Such occupation
was believed possible, with Japanese
in control of Shanhaikwan, a coast
railroad city.
Japanese concentrations near that
city were unknown. They were be
lieved to be heavy, because of re
ported Chinese concentrations there.
Japanese armored trains have been
active in the vicinity within the last
fortnight.
Bomb Railway Station
By United Press
SHANGHAI, Jan 2.—Japanese
sources here reported today that
troops of Marshal Chang Hsuen
Liang's forces, en route to Jehol,
had entered Shanhalwan and
bombed the railway station and sev
eral Japanese buildings. No one
was reported killed.
BANK BANDITRY STILL
FLOURISHING INDUSTRY
State Criminal Bureau’s Fiseal Year
Ends With 36 Robberies.
Bank banditry continued to flour
ish in Indiana during the fiscal
year ending Oct. 1, 1932, it was re
vealed today in the annual report
of E. L. Osborne, chief of the state
bureau of criminal identification.
During that period, there were
thirty-six robberies, sixteen of
which were solved. Investigation
of the remaining twenty cases is be
ing continued with a view toward
solving them within the next few
months.
The report made no mention of
the loot obtained, but the average
amount was believed in the neigh
borhood of $3,000.
Since Oct. 1. there have been at
last ten banks robbed, the last of
which occurred Dec. 29. at wanatah
when five bandits obtained ap
proximately $3,000.
Tlie year also was marked by the
breaking up of two gangs which
were responsible for several of the
holdups.
Sheriff Ira Barton of Hartford
City was involved in one of the
rings and was sentenced to state
prison. Several of his accomplices
also were given long terms.
AIR EXPRESS_STARTED
Service Inaugurated Between Co
lumbia and United States.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2.—Air ex
press service has been inaugurated
between the United States and Co
lumbia, which later is expected to
be extended to other countries in
both North and South America.
Merchandise, transported entirely
by air. reached its destination not
more than six days from dispatch.
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