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$31,000,000 PARED FROM ARMY FONDS Drastic Reduction Urged by House Appropriations Committee. SCORN HOOVER'S IDEAS National Guard Budget Is Stepped Up by Representatives. H i I niti il /'i ts* WASHINGTON. Jan. 12.—A re duction of more than $.31,000,000 in army funds lor the next fiscal year was urged by the house appropria tions committee today in the face of warnings from General Douglas MacArthur, chief of staff, that world conditions are “unsettled and provocative.’’ The committee reported favorably a war department supply bill carry ing $273,079,588 for military ac tivities and $72,753,994 for harbor improvement, flood control, and other extra-military work. The army itself would receive $4,651,253 less than President Hoo ver’s recommendations. Chairman Ross Collins <Dem., Miss.) argued in support of the 1 economies that “the efficiency of the regular establishment has not been impaired one iota.'’ MacArthur Makes Plea The committee acted after hear ings in which General MacArthur testified that “we are living in troublesome times, world conditions are unsettled and provocative. Many nations are passing through eco nomic crises. “The tense situation in the far east emphasizes again the untrust worthiness of treaties as complete safeguards to international peace. The Geneva conference for nearly a year has been studying a formula for effecting universal reductions in land armaments. The results to date have been virtually negligible. “The United States now' is the seventeenth ranking nation in mili tary strength. As virtually all other nations are increasing their strengths, it is possible that in the near future the United States will drop even farther in the relative list." Reject Hoover Ideas President Hoover’s recommenda tions for extensive economies in funds for the national guard were rejected by the committee, which actually made savings in other branches to increase this appropria tion $9,134,ri0l over the current year and $5,584,142 over the budget. This will permit the guard to con tinue regular drill and pay sched ules. It also allows the expenditure of more than $1,400,000 for motor ized equipment. No reduction was made in the present commissioned or enlisted personnel. The reserve officers’ training corps will be put on a shortened training period recom mended in the budget, and subsist ence commutation of advanced stu dents and the ration allowance at camps will be reduced. Cut Uniform Quota The $600,000 allowed for uniforms for this unit was cut in half. No provision whatever was made for citizen military training camp activities, although the budget recommended $1,000,000, which would have permitted %3.000 young men to obtain summer training. The army air corps allowances totaled $23,324,185. in addition to contract authorization of $3,000,000 for airplanes and equipment. The bill appropriates $39,388,129 for river and harbor projects and $19,653,424 for Mississippi river flood control. These appropriations are unchanged from President Hoover's budget recommendations, already made public. IT'S A HARD MONTH. SO BLAME IT ON 13TH Violent Heaths May Set Record. If the rare Keeps I p. Maybe the superstitious will lay it on to the fact that the month of January has a Friday, the Thirteenth, but regardless, the month in its first eleven days of the New Year is bidding for a record of violent deaths and coroner cases. In the first eleven days the office of Coroner W. E. Arbuckle has re ceived forty-four cases to be in vestigated and out of the forty-four, violent deaths have occurred in almost one-half of the cases. If the month continues at the present rate it will hold an all-time record for morbidity from violent causes. SHIPS RADIO FOR AID S. O. S. Calls Picked l'p by Coast Guard; Collision is Feared. By L ath'd Press SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 12.—Dis tress calls from two ships, the tank er Manju of the N. Y. K. line, and the General Pershing of the State’s line, were picked up by the coast guard radio station here today. The positions given would ' place both vessels near Japan. The dis tress signals did not state the cause. It was believed the vessels might have collided. Important To avoid delay or disappoint ment, all persons sending entries in The Times "Name the Street” contest should make sure that sufficient postage ~.c companies at the regular first class mail rate. Otherwise, entries will be returned. The Indianapolis Times Increasing cloudiness tonight with possibly light rain or snow; Friday, rising temperature; lowest tonight about 27. VOLUME 44—NUMBER 211 Good Boy Now Congress Gunman Set Free on Promise to Behave. i — in- i . Marlin Kemmerer lljt I nitnl Press 'ITT ASHINGTON, Jan. 12. ’ * Marlin Kemmcrcr, young Allentown (Pa.) clerk, who terrorized the house on Dec. 13 by waving a loaded revolver from the gallery, has been released, and sent home on the promise that he will be a good boy. District Attorney Leo A. Rover acted on recommendation of Dr. D. Percy Hickling, alienist, who had Kemmerer under observation for several weeks. Dr. Hickling found the youth legally sane and said it would be better for him to be with his family than in an institution. Kemmerer, who is an expert marksman, was said to be most contrite about his action. He promised that if he has any plans to advance in the future for the welfare of the country, he will not attempt such sensational methods of bringing them to the attention of congress. SLAPPER-KILLER IS GIVEN TERM Father of Two Is Sentenced to 1 -to-10 Years for Wife's Death. Fred Cossand. 34, of 819 Chad wick street, father of two mother less children, was sentenced to the state** farm for one to ten years to day for the slapping to death of his wife. Cossand pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge in criminal court. He confessed slapping his wife. Mrs. Fannie Cossand. while she lay ill in bed. She died June 25, two weeks after Cossand struck the fatal blow. PICK ’34 PLATE COLORS White Numerals on Blue Chosen for Next Year’s Auto Licenses. While Indiana's maroon and white 1933 automobile license plates are being sold by the hundreds daily. Secretary of State Frank Mayr Jr., and James E. Carpenter, chief of the automobile license bu reau, decided upon the colors for next year today. White numerals on a dark blue background was the decision reached by the state officials. Manufacture of the 1934 plates will commence shortly at the Indi ana state prison. Carpenter said. Moor Takes Stand in Own Defense at Death Trial By T'nited Press MARSHALL, 111., Jan. 12.—1n a sudden, dramatic attempt to clinch important evidence that Hubert C. Moor. Robinson. 111., teacher and former Butler university student, be -1 came Insane prior to murder of his wife. Marjorie, Aug. 15. Moor testi fied in his own behalf today. The surprise move of the de fense. which had been reluctant to subject Moor to cross-examination, came after Circuit Judge Charles A. Shuey ruled that letters written by Mrs. Moor telling of doubt of the sanity of her husband, could not be admitted as evidence. Shuey’s ruling was based on the fact that no evidence had been in troduced to show that Moor ever had read the letters, a fact the de fense contended preyed on his mind and aggravated his mental disturb ance. Defease attorneys sent Moor to INTENSE COLD STOPS WAR ON JEHOL BORDER Fighting Between Japanese and Chinese Is at Standstill. MERCURY IS AT ZERO Use of Water-Cooled Ma chine Guns Is Made Impossible. BY HERBERT EKINS United Press Staff Correspondent PEIPING. Jan. 12.—Intease cold on the southern and eastern fron tiers of Jehol province brought fighting between Japanese and Chinese to a standstill today, and delayed the anticipated Japanese advance toward Jehol’s capital, Chengtefu. Zero temperatures made the use of water-cooled machine guns im possible, and otherwise contributed to the statement of military activ ities, foreign miltary observers re ported. Shanhaikwan. Chingwantao, and Shiho were quiet. During the lull of military action, foreign diplomatic representatives planned to go to Nanking to keep closer contact with the Chinese gov ernment during efforts at concilia tion which the League of Nations will resume at Geneva, Monday. Premier Is Recalled Premier Wang Ching Wei has been recalled from Germany, where Ihe had been taking a cure, but it was not known here whether he would proceed direct to China or stop at Geneva for the league dis- I cussions. United States Minister Nelson | Johnson decided not to accompany | the diplomatic delegation to Nan | king, but tc remain here and main | lain contact through the consulate general at Nanking. , British Charge d'Affaires E. B. M. Ingram planned to go to Nanking, ! and it was expected that the British minister, Sir Miles Lampson. arriv ing at Hong Kong today, w’ould join French, German, Italian and other diplomatic representatives at the I capital. The vernacular press reported a | Japanese attack at Shihemenchai : and described heavy fighting in I which Chinese troops are alleged to have repulsed the invaders. Japanese Hold Pass An unofficial Japanese announce ; ment, however, said that the Nip ! ponese troops had not advanced be | yond Chiomenkou, strategic pass through the Great Wall, which the Japanese intend to hold without ex | tending operations south of the ; Great Wall. Chinese and Japanese announce ments disputed control of Chiomen kou. the ninth gate in the Great Wall. The Japanese claimed they controlled the pass, and Chinese sources reported that they still held the strategic point. Military sources doubted whether the Great Wall, historic barrier against invasion, could hold out the modern Japanese force of 10,000 men supported by airplanes, tanks, armored trains, and all modern in struments of war. DEPUTY, PRISONER SLAIN FROM AMBUSH Murdered in Feud-Torn Kentucky District. ; Rii 1 Hited Press JACKSON. Ky.. Jan. 12.—A depu ty sheriff and his prisoner were shot to death here today from ambush. The victims were Deputy Sheriff James Marshall. 40. and Richard Jett. 60, farmer, whom Marshall I was walking to the Breathit county jail on a minor charge. The slayers escaped without being | seen. It was believed that Mar ! shall was slain for revenge and Jett was an innocent victim. Jackson is the county seat of Breathit county. which became known as "Bloody Breathit” during j the notorious feud between the Hat field and McCoy families of moun j taineers years ago. | Hourly Temperatures 6a. m 19 10 a. m../.. 23 7a. m 18 11 a. m 27 8 a. m 18 12 (noon).. 30 1 9a. m 20 Ip. m 31 the stand in the hope that the let ters would be admitted at the con clusion of his testimony, which was expected to require several hours. The defense opened its case Wednesday afternoon by calling Moor's friends to the stand in an attempt to bring before the jury an alleged change in Moor's mental at titude in the last two years. Charles W. Halieck. state's attor ney, subjected witnesses to severe cross-examination and scored on several occasions by having testi mony ruled out. Most important accomplishment of the state was to have all testimony regarding re marks and opinions attributed to Mrs. Moor stricken from the records. Circuit Judge Charles A. Shuey ruled that such testimony repre sented conclusions which could not be substantiated without Mrs. Moor's presence. INDIANAPOLIS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1933 CHINA’S 40-CENTURIES-OLD GREAT WALL SCENE OF BATTLE ~ v ’’ China’s forty-centuries-old Great Wall is the scene of modern warfare as Japanese troops start their invasion of Jehol, last Chinese province north of the wall. This striking picture, framed in one of the wall’s great towers, shows th great brick and earth barrier as it extends serpent-like over the mountains, impregnable for centuries against the attacks of Manchu emperors’ soldiers, the Great Wall now is stormed by Japan's Manchurian drive, bombing airplanes and tanks. TOY GUN BANDIT GETS ONE YEAR Former De Pauw Student’s Mother Weeps as Judge Rules. As penalty for one night's es capade as a ‘‘toy pistol” bandit, Malcolm Berger, 20, of Columbus, former De Pauw university student, today was sentenced to the state farm for one year. He pleaded guilty to a robbery charge in crim inal court. Berger’s mother wept as her son pleaded guilty. “I don’t believe he deserves the maximum, ten to twenty-year sen tence that might be imposed for robbery. This event no doubt has awakened this young man, who had every opportunity in life,” Judge Frank P. Baker said. A group of Columbus citizens,, in cluding a former mayor, a former circuit judge, and a minister, told how Berger's conduct always had been upright until the night of Nov. 2. On that night, Berger, armed with a toy pistol, held up Thomas H. Cantrell, Zionsville, operator of a filling station at 1401 South Meri dian street, and robbed him of $27, the indictment charged. HOUSE SET TO PASS FARM RELIEF BILL $1,000,000,000 Allotment Measure Up for Vote. By l nited Press WASHINGTON. Jan. 12.—The house was keyed today to pass the domestic allotment bill—a $1,000,- 000.000 experiment in farm relief. Democratic leaders predicted the measure would have considerable Republican support on the final vote and be approved by a comfortable margin. Recovering from a series of Amendments which threatened the measure Tuesday, Chairman Jones of the agriculture committee whipped Democrats into line Wednesday and prevented the ad mission of ludicrous amendments which would have tom the bill to pieces. Products on which bounties would be paid were limited to hogs, wheat, cotton, tobacco, rice, dairy produce and peanuts. MINING STORE BOMBED Dynamite Explosion Shatters Win dows: Clews Are Lacking. By L nited Press SULLIVAN. Ind.. Jan. 12.—An explosion of dynamite shattered windows in a small store owned by Robert Highfield at Wilford. a min ing community seven miles north east of here, early today. Officials said they were without clews as to who was responsible. GREEK CABINET QUITS Premier Who Took Office Last No. 4 Resigns From Post. By In ilrd Press ATHENS. Greece, Jan. 12.—The cabinet of Premier Panayoti Tsal daris, formed last Nov. 4, resigned today. Speed Is Promised on Bill to Help Debtors Congress Leaders Agree on Measure to Lighten Crush ing Burden; Hoover Spurs Drive. BY RUTH FINNEY Times Staff Writer WASHINGTON, Jan. 12.—Washington has awakened to the grave import of news from all parts of the country that farmers are using force to prevent foreclosure sales, or are accomplishing the same ends by bid ding in tractors at 5 cents and horses and pigs at 2 cents each, and a completely-equipped farm for sl.lß. Before the week is over, legislation designed to relieve debtors from a too-crushing burden of debt—and. at the same time, preserving some rights of creditors—will be on its way through congress. SEVEN DEPUTIES OUST FAMILY ‘Look for Trouble’ When Parents, Four Children Are Evicted. Two emergency squads of seven deputy sheriffs today evicted Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Allan and four chil dren from their home at 2338 Cal houn street. According to the sheriff's office, the large force was sent in expecta tion of "trouble.” Only resistance to the eviction was as objection by Allen against placing his furniture on a truck to be taken to storage. He was per mitted to take his household goods to a nearby vacant lot, where thfe family will continue housekeeping. Two of the children, Robert, 13, and Dorothy, 9, were in school at the time. James, 5, remained with his parents, while Marie, 2, who has been ill, was taken in by neighbors. SENATE SKIRMISH IS TRIUMPH FOR WETS Volstead Plea to Congress Brings Rout of Drys. First skirmish between. wets and drys in the state senate respited today in an overwhelming victory for the wets. The test came when Senator Fred A. Egan (Dem., Gary) brought in a majority report from the public policy committee favoring passage of his concurrent resolution memo rializing congress to modify the Vol stead act. Egan is committee chairman. Senator Elias C. Swihart 'Dem., Elkhart), signed a minority commit tee report urging that the resolution be killed by indefinite postponement. Although he took the floor in be half of his report, the majority re port prevailed by a decisive voice vote. BOLIVIANS ARE ROUTED Paraguay Troops Win Skirmish in Gran Chaco Sector. By V nited Press ASUNCION. Paraguay. Jan. 12 Paraguayan troops routed Bolivians in the Nanawa sector of the Gran Chaco, resulting in thirty Boliviian dead and fifteen wounded, a semi official announcement said today. Immediate congressional action on the proposals to liberalize the bank ruptcy laws was promised today by Speaker Garner, who pledged him self to throw his influence behind the La Guardia-McKcown bill, and bring it before the house next week. The exact date of consideration will depend upon time consumed by the judiciary committee in approving a final draft. For the past three weeks, serious committee- room discussion of the situation has been taking place, with some of the most conservative law yers of both houses admitting that technical interpretation of the prop erty provisions of the Constitution must not be allowed to stand in the way of action. President Hoover’s message to congress urging immediate action so relief of debtors crystallized this feeling, and was followed by a gath ering of the authors of various measures along these lines. Late Wednesday this group agreed on a composite bill, which meets the approval of Solicitor-General Thomas Day Thacher, and which wlil be laid before congress today. The house judiciary committee will meet to consider it Friday, and the (Turn to Page Eleven) BANK BUSINESS BOOMS Petoskey Institution Reports 1932 As Best Year in History. By L nitcd Pr is PETOSKEY. Mich.. Jan. 12.—The First National bank of Petoskey re ported today that its business last year was 'the best in the fifty-four years since its organization. The bank listed deposits totaling $2,000,- 000. the largest in its history. Blood Stains Found in Home of Slain Bandman By United Press CHICAGO. Jan. 12.—8100d stains on a staircase led police today to seize the home from which comely Mrs. Frances Schildhauer said she watched two men kidnap her hus band, Edwin, a short time before his slain body was found on a lonely Cicero road. The stains were found on a stair way leading to the street. A sec tion of the staircase was sawed out and taken to the police laboratory where chemists pronounced the stains to be blood. Several days will be required to determine whether it is human blood. Captain John Stege. whose dogged inquiry in the slaying has been pressed for a month, immediately placed guards over the home. He sent experts to ransack the three apartment house. Entered as Second-Class Matter at Postoffice. Indianapolis NEW STATE LAW ON REGISTRATION ASKED IN HOUSE Strong Penalties Provided for Violation;' Old Age Pension Measure Soon to Be Introduced by Representative Black. SLASH SOUGHT IN RATES ON LOANS 18 Per Cent Annually Is Recommendation; Repeal of Teacher Tenure Act to Be Requested of Legislators. A bill to revamp state vote registration laws, a proposal to levy a special tax to finance old-age pensions, and intro ! duction of a measure affecting - interest rates of loan com panies occupied the legislature today, as members began ful fillment of Democratic platform pledges. Comprehensive changes in registration laws, including permanent registration of voters, are provided in a bill intro duced in the house by Representative J. Frank Regester ; (Dem., Bloomington). AIR EXPRESSES TO STOP HERE City to Be Link in 15-Hour Coast-to-Coast Line. Indianapolis will be a stopping point in the new fifteen-hour coast to-coast air schedule to be placed in effect soon by Transcontinental & Western Air and the Northrop Corporation of California, it was announced today. Fleet of fifteen new all-metal, single-engine planes, known as the Northrop Delta, will be placed in operation about March 1, date scheduled for opening of the line, Richard W. Robbins, president, an nounced following conference this week with Colonel Charles A. Lind bergh, technical advisor. The planes, capable of carrying 2.000 pounds of cargo, in addition to express and passengers, will be equipped with anew wing device to retard landing speeds for safety in landing in small places. Trips from Los Angeles to New York will require about fifteen hours, while the westward flight will be made in seventeen hours. Stops will be made at Pittsburg, Columbus. Indianapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, Wichita and Albu querque. DEATH TAKES BUILDER 0F TRACKLESS TRAINS Harry O. McGee Succumbs at Miami. Fla.; Won Fame Here. Following an illness of a' year, Harry O. McGee, 47, of 3450 Guil ford avenue, inventor and builder of trackless trains, died Tuesday in Miami, Fla. Mr. McGee became famous in 1915, when he raced a crack express train from here to Terre Haute, a distance of seventy-two miles, over dirt and gravel roads, beating the time of the train by twelve minutes, with a stock model car. Two years later he built the first trackless train, a replica of a rail road engine, driven by an automo bile motor. Funeral arrangements have not been made. MERCURY ON RISE AFTER STIFF DROP Warmer Weather Forecast Here for Friday. After dropping 28 degrees in twenty-four hours, the mercury to day began an upward climb here with rain or snow and warmer weather forecast for Friday. At 6 this morning, thermometers had dropped to 18 degrees as com pared to the low of 47 Tuesday night. Similar temperature drop was felt throughout the central west. J. H. Armington, meteorologist, said increasing cloudiness is due for today and tonight, with fight precipitation due for Friday. Low est temperature tonight will be about 27. he predicted. The detectives were making a minute scrutiny of the apartment occupied by the Schildhauers, that of Mrs. Schildhauer’s parents and a floor let out to roomers. They were ordered to bring in any clews that might support Stege’s latest theory that Schildhauer, a high school bandmaster, possibly met death in his own home. Several wall drapes, pieces of car pet and pieces of plaster bearing stains apparently similar to those found on the staircase were removed to the police laboratory for scientific examination. Police chemists said the stains found on the stairway apparently had been subject to washing. They had been noted first at the time of the slaying of the handsome band master, Dec. 10, but were disre garded because of Mrs. Schildhauer s (Turn to Page Eight) HOME EDITION PRICE TWO CENTS Outside Marion County, 3 Cents At the same time, a bill which would levy a tobacco tax of approximately $3,500,- 000 annually for old age pen sions for persons over 65 was being prepared by Represen tative William J. Black of An derson. It will be introduced soon, Black said. Permanent Registration Kept The registration measure, twenty one pages in length, is an admin istration project and provides for every exigency, with fines, imprison ment and disenfranchisement as penalties. Under its * terms, permanent registration is kept and the voter need not re-register as long as he remains a resident of the same county. Expenses are to be paid from the city or county general funds, as are election expenses. The circuit clerk is made ex efficio registration officer and town ship assessors would serve as depu ties. Registration, the bill provides, would begin Jan. 15, 1934, continue to the twenty-ninth day preceding the primary, be resumed on May 15, 1934, and continue until the twenty ninth day preceding the general election. No 1933 election is af fected. Registration would be by affidavit and doubtful voters would be forced to show signatures on demand of the election board. During January after any election, the circuit clerk is required to examine registration lists and strike from them names of persons not voting within two years. Punishable by Fine, Jail Death lists also are to be checked repeatedly against the registration record, to keep it up to date. Making a false statement will be punishable by fines up to SIOO and jail terms up to ninety days, along with disenfranchisement for any period. The assembly renewed attempts to cut profits on small loans, when a measure was introduced by Sen ator William P. Dennigan (Dem., Vincennes), making l\i per cent a menth the legal rate on all loans less than S3OO. Provision also is made in the bill to prevent any revamping of the principal sum of the loan in favor of the lender. Under the Black proposal, revenue for old age pensions would be ob tained by a levy of 1 cent on each ten cigarets sold, and of 10 per cent on retail sales of cigars and tobac co. Stamps would be issued and the excise collected by the state auditor and placed in a special fund. 525 Pension Limit Pension of $25 would be paid to persons who have no other income sufficient to provide for their care. •Half would be paid by the state and half by the county, with county commissioners acting as a board of judges, invested with power of re jection of applications. Petitioners under the measure would be required to reside for fif teen years in the county in which application is made. No pension would be granted inmates or pa tients of charitable institutions. The law would be effective Jan. 1, 1934. Thirteen new bills and one reso (Turn to Page Eleven) FOLEY MAY QUIT POST Told Me He Was Going to Resign,’ Governor McNutt Says. Governor Paul V. McNutt reported today that M. E. Foley, Indianapolis attorney, and member of the Indi ana state prison board for nearly a quarter of a century, will resign. ‘‘He told me that he was going to resign, but I have not yet received his formal resignation,” McNutt de clared. Foley is a Democrat. He denied he would resign after his confer ence with McNutt. GUILTY IN CHECK CASE Woman Is Sent to Prison to Serve Four-Month Term. Confessing she cashed numerous checks for two men who escaped. Miss Irene Seidelmen, 21, today was sent to the woman's prison for four months. Criminal Judge Frank P. Baker imposed the sentence on a charge j that Miss Seidelmen defrauded a downtown store of $25.50 through a l worthless check.