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NORMAN DAVIS WON EMINENCE BY HARD FIGHT ‘lnformal Ambassador’ to Europe Began Career on Tennessee Farm. MADE FORTUNE IN CUBA Trusted Adviser of Wilson Expected to Receive Cabinet Berth. BY MARSHALL M’NEIL Timrs Staff Writer WASHINGTON, Jan. 12.—Nor man H. Davis, then a lad in knee pants, was riding horseback from his home in Bedford county, Ten nessee, to a “third Sunday in May messing.” Those were meetings of worshippers who humbly washed the feet of others. People gathered from about; it was a big day. Norman tore a stocking on a sad dle buckle, and the prospect of get ting to that big Sunday meeting was pretty black for a moment. But Norman had an idea: He took his chewing gum cut of his mouth, patched the stocking by stick ing it together with gum on his bare leg, and rode on gaily. Norman H. Da vis of Tennessee, Cuba, New' York and Europe, now is a leading can- Mm*’ Norman Davis riidate for secretary of state in the Roosevelt cabinet, and his elder brother Ewin tells that story to il lustrate some of the traits he be lieves caused Brother Norman to attain his present eminence. For some years now, Davis has been a sort of American ambassa dor to Europe without portfolio; and his knowledge of European men and affairs is highly regarded. The Davises have been Tennessee ans for generations. The father, a farmer and a business man, died when the six children were young, and a large share of the burden of supporting the family was shifted to the shoulders of young Ewin. then in Vanderbilt university. Nor man was there, too. Began Life as Lawyer Norman decided he would go to Leland Stanford university in Cali fornia to complete his courses. Be fore he went he was married to Miss Mamie Paschall of Atlanta, and to gether they went west, where from 1890 to 1900 he worked his way through college as a business man ager of the school paper. Brother Ewin began his life as a lawyer, borrowing enough money to buy his law books; and brother Paul, now president of the American Na tional bank at Nashville, Tenn., known as the second largest in the south, started his business career as a $35-a-month clerk. All three of these brothers now are in “Who’s Who." When Norman returned to Ten nessee. Ewin tells, he found little to interest him, and so he accepted the invitation of a relative to go to Cuba to start in business. Fortune Started in Cuba There he helped organize the Trust Company of Cuba, and later a construction company which got some large building contracts. Ewin says that is where his brother's fortune started. During his many years in Cuba, Norman retained his American citizenship. In 1917 he was called upon by President Wilson to advise in con nection with loreign loans; and this led to important financial and dip lomatic jobs; he was an assistant secretary of the treasury and un dersecretary of state. He later became connected with an important New York bank, which, according to Ewin, did only a local business. 525,000 to Al’s Campaign In 1927 he was made a member of the American delegation to the Geneva economic conference; in 1932 he was appointed by President Hoover as a member of our delega tion to the disarmament conference. The honors given this Tennesseean by the Republican President appar ently have caused some to wonder whether Davis had Republican lean ing.. But Brother Ewin scoffs at this, pointing out that Norman gave $25,000 to A1 Smith's campaign. “Norman and ex-Governor Smith have been intimate friends for years,” Representative Davis said. Norman Davis also is an old friend of President-Elect Roosevelt, and they were in consultation several times before and after the Democratic national convention. Has Eight Children Davis, indeed, is reported by some to have had no small part in getting A1 Smith to take part in the Roose velt campaign; but Brother Ewin won't discuss this. Norman has eight children, and Brother Ewin-tells how when asked after his children, in the presence of his wife, there's a twinkle in Nor man's eyes, and he answers they have “eleven, or some larger num ber." "And this is always followed by a correction by his wife.” Ewin says. ADMIT THEFT OF AUTOS Four High School Youths Held by Police on Charge. Admitting theft here -ecentlv of fourteen automobiles, according to police, four high school youths are being held today on vehicle taking charges. Three of the youths are under 16. Le Roy Stewart, 16. of 145 Wis consin street, one of the youths, was charged with burglary, larceny and vehicle taking after he admitted, police say, burglary of a west side grocery. Full Wire of the I nit#*rl Pros* Association Increased Buying Power Essential to Revive U. S., Filene Tells City Group mBBM ■ It Employers Soon Will Be Vying to Pay Highest Wages, He Says. Solution of America’s business and social problems lies in creating pur chasing power to absorb increased production, declared Edward A. Filene, Boston merchant and phil anthropist, m an address at a noon meeting of groups from local lunch eon clubs at the Colum'Qia club. “It is one of the interesting in evitabilities of the near future that employers, business men, and finan ciers shall be striving to pay the highest possible wages,” Filene de clared in his address on “The Busi ness Need of Financing the Masses.” “High pressure salesmanship without a corresponding high pres sure ’buymanship’ simply is throw ing money to the winds. We must finance consumption to keep pace with production.” Cites Credit Unions The credit union, the name given co-operative loan organizations es tablished by employe groups, repre sents a much-needed activity to finance the working man in times of temoprary stress and keep his buying power intact, Filene said. Filene sponsors credit groups throughout the nation. Filene was one of the first business men in America to become interested in credit unions. “No intelligent business man needs to be reminded that if Americans generally were buying the thing's they want to buy, business generally would be highly profitable,” Filene said. “To buy, however, requires either money or credit. “But we are not providing the masses today with this buying pow er. The reason is not hard to dis cover. Our American financial in stitutions never were designed to meet an emergency such as this. Need Small Loans “Provision should have been made forty years ago for the need of small loans to the average family, at a rate of interest which would not ruin the family and make it im possible to repay the loan.” “It may have seemed at times that our bankers acted more like buccaneers than financiers,” Filene charged, in a scathing attack on past methods, in which he touched on the World war. high tariff, and farm relief programs. “We built up great industrial plants and then we built up high tariff walls which kept these plants from functioning,” he charged. “America loaned billions of dollars to other countries, and. by excluding products of other countries, made it next to impossible for the other countries to repay their loans. "We financed agriculture so that farmers could continue the proc esses by which they had produced mountains of wheat and cotton and other products which couid not be Death Shatters Dream of Decade for Veteran Dog Racer JUST as it appeared that one of his cherished dreams might be realized. John Hohl, 50, of 2039 Singleton street, died Tuesday night, without accomplishing an end for which he had striven for several years. Hear disease resulted in Mr. Hold's death as he was seated at dinner in his home. For more than ten years, Mr. Hohl had looked forward to the time when he would be permitted to operate his own Indianapolis race track, where greyhounds and whippets would dash around the course in pursuit of a mechanical rabbit, always just beyond reach. Last summer it appeared that his dream would become reality, when the special session of the general assembly passed a bill legalizing betting, but a veto by the Governor blocked this. Now. with the general assembly again in session, one of the measures receiving the most seri ous consideration pertains to le galized betting. Only a few days before his death, Mr. Hohl had discussed with his son. Ralph, the possibility of the law ocing passed, little dreaming that nis own death wotjd alter the plans again. Edward A. Filene MRS. BRINK IS STILL IN LEAD Times Entry’s Cards Run Weak in Second Day of Bridge Play. By Times Special ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 12.—Although holding consistently weak cards during the second day’s play in the National Amateur Bridge tournament here today, Mrs. L. H. Brink of Indianapolis con tinued to lead the field. She is playing as The Times’ representa tive in the contest. Mrs. Brink’s score for the second round competition was 5,035 which, combined with her first round score of 5,070, gave her a total of 10,105. Her lead, however, was cut dowm. At the close of the day, 110 sepa rated her from Mrs. Sidney Conner of Macon, Ga. Tuesday’s play ended with Mrs. Brink more than 2,500 points ahead of her nearest op ponent. HITS GARNISHEE LAW Repeal of Act Is Sought in Bill In troduced in House. Repeal of the Indiana garnishee law, which has been branded un constitutional by many leading at torneys, is sought in a bill intro duced today in the house of rep resentatives by Representative Wil fred Jessup (Dem., Centerville) The act, passed by the seventy fourth general assembly in 1925, is entitled “an act concerning execu tions and exemptions.” Repeal of all amendatory and supplemental statutes also is asked. sold for enough to pay cost of pro duction. “When any financial system proves powerless to serve the needs of business, and then ten or twelve millions find themselves unem ployed because of a financial break down, there is no telling what demogogs they may follow' or in what economic vagaries they may put their trust.” The credit union system, Filene said “fortunately was one of the factors working for safety.” He de clared it to be the only “financial organization in America which is going forward steadily and rapidly.” More than 300 persons attended the luncheon, a joint meeting of the Indianapolis Advertising Club, Indianapolis Real Estate Board, American Business Club, Illini Club, Electric League, Bell Telephone Club and the Indianapolis Typotha tae. At 6:30 tonight Filene will speak at a meeting of Indiana Credit Unions in the Antlers. r. m M jP g John Hohl. local dog racing enthusiast, who died Tuesday night, is shown with two of his trained racers. The photo was taken last summer at the trial track, southeast of the city. AT the end of East Minnesota street, outside the city limits, is the kennel and trial track where Mr. Jlolil raised his dogs The Indianapolis Times INDIANAPOLIS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1933 CITY PRIMARY ABOLITION TO BE DEMANDED Repeal Movement Seen as Certain of Support in Both Parties. HANDS OFF BY M'NUTT Governor Expected to Sign Bill If Legislature Approves It. Abolition of the direct primary in municipal elections loomed today, with announcement by Governor Paul V. McNutt of a “hands off” policy concerning it. Leaders of the repeal movement took McNutt’s statement as indirect approval of their course “Primary repeal is not an admin istration measure,” McNutt de clared. “But neither will it be op posed by the administration. Ours will be a ’hands off’ policy concern ing it.” This was interpreted to mean that if the bill is passed the Governor will sign it. Supported by Both Parties Only local offices, including rep resentatives in congress, now remain under the primary system. Primary repeal is said to have the i support of both the Democratic and Republican party organizations. Passage now would do away with the municipal primary in May. Candidates for city offices would be nominated by the party organiza tions for final decision of the voters at the election in the fall. Two bills are in the process of making, it was learned. One is a | blanket bill to repeal ail primary | law's and the other would effect repeal of the primary in cities only. This would leave the county and congressional offices still under the j primary plan. Since the party organizations are built up from the precinct commit teemen, and these are selected in the primary, the repeal bill will provide that committeemen be chosen by voters at the general elections. State Repeal in 1929 Primary repeal covering state of fices was passed in 1929 by bi partisan action. McNutt also explained today why he had not mentioned the in tangibles tax in his message to the legislature. “Passage of an intangibles tax is one of the Democratic platform measures,” he explained. "In my opinion, it so was understood, and I did not stress it because I feel that it will be a doubtful source of revenue at this time.” Bill for a tax on intangibles at 25 per cent of their valuation was in troduced in the house by Rep resentative John M. Cantley (Dem., Logansport). Such measure long has been ! recommended by the state tax board. CHIEF MIKE MORRISSEY’S new'ly-patented police “billy clubs” has demonstrated Its prac ticability. Armed with two brand new “slap sticks” which resemble a section of a broad rubber belt, pa trolmen Norval Bennett and Ray Boyd Wednesday night W'ent to a rooming house in North New Jersey street to eject a stubborn roomer who had defaulted in his rent. Entering the room of the man, Bennett and Boyd found him re clining on a bed, sans clothing. Tire roomer resisted arguments of the officers, refusing to leave the room. Bennett and Boyd drew' their “trick” clubs, grasped the finger notches securely and administered two resounding smacks. Both officers were chagrined to see the face of the man break into a broad smile. “Ain’t that nice.” he said. Again the “billies” descended.this time with a. loud report. Still wearing a smile, the roomer rose, donned his clothing and went away from there. and trained them for their careers of fruitless pursuit. Just as tenaciously as his dogs pursued their dusiv% pacemaker, ‘Slap’ Sticks ‘Do It Again,’ Is Plea of Man Smashed With Cops’ Trick Clubs. First Wife of Smith Reynolds Will Battle Libby Holman for Millions; Each Demands Fortune for Her Baby ® J ftyißSig / f i J|x / Libby Holman Reynold! REACH TRUCE IN MINE WAR Both Sides Wait Probe Begun by Governor of Illinois. By United Press SPRINGFIELD. 111., Jan. 12.—A temporary truce in Illinois’ mine union war appeared to have been effected today as both sides waited on an investigation begun by Gov ernor Henry Horner. Asa first step toward bringing peace to the Christian county min ing region, where two men and a woman were shot to death in out breaks last week, Horner assured a delegation of striking miners’ wives that food relief stations in Taylor ville, Kincaid, Tovey and Jeisy/ille would be reopened. The strikers’ attorney obtained a court order restraining Christian county authorities from interfering with balloting in Christian county for election of state officers of the Progressive Miners of America. Previously the authorities had or dered balloting barred. HENRY RAWITSCH IS CLAIMED BY DEATH Funeral Services for Retired Haber dasher to Be Held Friday. Funeral services for Henry Ra witsch, 716 East Fortieth street, re tired president of Rawitsch & Cos., haberdashers, in the Claypool, who died early ioday in Milwaukee, will be held Friday in the Hisey & Titus funeral home. Burial will be in the Jewish cemetery. Mr. Rawitsch had been ill severa. months. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Meta Rawitsch; a son, Raymond, of Indianapolis, and three brothers and sisters, all of Chicago. Borinstein Is Reappointed Louis J. Borinstein, Chamber of Commerce president, Wednesday was re-appointed to the city plan commission and board of zoning ap peals for a four-year term by, Mayor Reginald H. Sullivan. Borinstein is vice-president of the commission. Mr. Hohl turned his energies to ward attaining a goal which al ways was beyond reach. Although one disappointment followed an- Epochal Court Conflict to Be Waged: Widow to See Infant for First Time at Hospital Friday. By United Press PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 12.—Libby Holman Reynolds, former Broadway singer, may see her multimillionaire baby for the first time Friday, if her son’s condition continues to im prove. Physicians at the Pennsylvania hospital said today the mother has not asked to have the child brought to her. Miss Holman occupies a suite on the seventh floor of the hospital. Her baby, potential heir to a large part of the $15,000,000 fortune left by Smith Reynolds, is being kept in an incubator a few rooms away. Presuming the baby continues to respond to the treatment necessary because of his premature arrival, he will be given his first bath in olive oil Friday, weighed officially and carried to his mother. Policeman Guards Baby Meanwhile, guarded by a uni formed policeman, the tiny, sleep ing bit of humanity became the cen ter of what may be one of the most bitterly contested fights for millions in the history of the nation’s courts. Circumstances—the will of the child's grandfather, R. J. Reynolds; trust fund established for the baby's father, in which no mention was made of possible widows, Young Reynolds’ two marriages, and the uncertain legal status of a post humous child—conspired to produce a legal tangle in which the judicial minds of the country were at vari ance. It is possible that the United States supreme court may be called upon to determine how many of the Reynolds’ tobacco millions will go to the baby. The baby probably will be named Zachary Smith Reynolds, after his father, who was mysteriously killed six months ago at the Reynolds’ North Carolina estate. Seeks Whole Estate Through her attorney. Miss Hol man has indicated that she will bat tle for the entire estate —estimated at from $15,000,000 to $20,000,000 for her son. Other legal forces will be ar rayed on the side of Ann Cannon Reynolds, first wife of Smith Reyn olds, and her daughter, now 2 years old. Alfred Holman, Cincinnati city attorney, father of Mrs. Reynolds, was expected to arrive in Philadel phia today. Mrs. Holman has been with her daughter since the birth of the baby. Will to Be Filed By United Press NEW YORK. Jan. 12. The Guaranty Trust Company today prepared to file the wall of the late Z. Smith Reynolds for probate, while attorneys for his widow, Libby Holman Reynolds, worked on the contest suit by which they hope to break its terms and obtain $18,000,- 000 for the widow and his post humous child. The Guaranty Trust Company was given letters of temporary ad ministration several months ago, but probating of the will was held up, pending arrival of the child, born Tuesday. Arnold J. Brock, Mrs. Reynolds’ attorney, said Reynolds’ will, dis posing of his $15,000,000 share in the trust fund left by his father, R. J. Reynolds, was inoperative, be cause he was a minor and because it was made before his marriage to the former stage star. Mrs. Reynolds will claim one third of the $15,000,000, plus accu mulated and unused interest, be lieved to amount to at least $3,000,- 000, for herself and two-thirds for her son. he said. Two suits will be filed when the will is filed for probate. The first will seek the accumulated interest; the second will seek the trust fund. GETS INSURANCE POST Retiring Supreme Court Reporter to Be Company’s Special Agent. Miss Genavieve Brown, Winamac, who retires as reporter of the su preme and appellate courts Satur day. will become a special Indiana agent for the Equitable Life Assur ance Society of the United States. Miss Brown, who will be succeeded in the state post by Miss Emma May of Terre Haute, will be asso ciated with the Homer L. Rogers Agency. other, he continued laying his plans and remaking them -when the finish line was reached with out a victory. Slowly and carefully, he bred his dogs, selecting only the best stock and making sure that his racers should have all the benefits that championship blood can give. At one time his “stable” contained nearly thirty fleet, steel-muscled racers. There still are sixteen dogs in the kennel. Disease took the others in an epidemic which struck the kennels about a month ago. v a a a J JOHL made it a rule never to sell a dog, preferring to re tain the strain he bred within his ow'n kennels. Only once did he nearly break the rule. Former Mayor Samuel Lewis Shank was a close friend of Hohl, who yielded to his entreaties to sell one of his dogs for a pet. How’ever, before the dog was delivered. Mr. Shank died. Shocked by his father's death, Ralph, however, “expects to keep the dogs.” “I helped Dad work out the plans for this track and I know ail he knew T about training the dogs,” Ralph said. “We have ap plied for a pater:* on anew type electric rabbit, fhich we believe Second Section Fnterd as Seeond-Oas* Matter at I’ostofTirp. Indianapolis | s . it -i ,'Y u" ! % Ann Cannon Reynolds HUBBY CHEATS? SHOOT HIM? NO? Palace Theater and Times Offers Cash, Tickets for Letters. Does the dormant soul in the opposite sexes demand release —a change from the commonplace even in the most settled of human be ings? Time and again, in every age, this question has arisen which leads to an even more vital one— Should a husband forgive a wife for infidelity? Should a wife forgive her husband for his sexual indis cretions? “Cynara,” the picture starring Ronald Colman, opening Friday at Loew 7 ’s Palace, plunges deep into this great question of married life. Would you have done as Kay Fran cis, the wife, did or would you have met it differently? Loew’s theaters throughout the country are interested in how you would answer these questions. In fact, they are interested to the ex tent of paying S2OO in cash for the two best answers. The prizes will be divided, SIOO for the best letter from a husband, and SIOO for the best letter from a wife. First see the picture, “Cynara.” Then write a letter of not more than 100 words to the Cynara Edi tor, care of The Indianapolis Times, and in it answer this question, “should the wife in ‘Cynara’ have forgiven her husband?” In addition to the national prizes of S2OO, twenty-five pairs of guest tickets will be awarded to the twen ty-five best local letters W'ritten. These winners will be considered in picking the national winners. Guest tickets will be good for the attraction following “Cynara” at the Palace. 3 ARE HURT; ONE HELD Driver Is Arrested on Drunkenness Count After Accident. Traffic accidents Wednesday night caused injury of three persons and arrest of a driver, according to police. Charges of drunkenness and driv ing while drunk were placed against Robert Prebel, 40, of 1041 Creston drive, after a truck he was driving crashed head-on into a car driven by Irvin Flaherty, 29. of 1059 North Mount street, at 3100 West Six teenth street, slightly injuring Fla herty. Prebel suffered cuts on the head. Miss Thelma Swope, 17, of 2153 Ransdale avenue, was treated at city hospital for bruises when a car in which she was riding crashed into a parked auto in the 2500 block, Madison avenue. to be an improvement over those used at most tracks.” Ralph, a student at Arsenal Technical high school, daily aid ed his father in exercising the dogs and in staging training races, which also served for ex perimental purposes during de velopment of the electric rabbit. nan JN the fall of 1930, Ralph accom panied his father to Spring field, Mass., where they took their dogs for races during the Eastern States Exposition there. In addition to training his rac ers, Mr. Hohl was engaged in management of the Indianapolis Auto Service, Inc., at 319 East New’ York street. Funeral services for Mr. Hohl w'ili be he'd at 2 Friday at the Hermann funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park ceme tery. CANDIDATE FOR COUNCIL Morris D. Rosenthal Seeks Nom ination from Fourth District. Morris D. Rosenthal, attorney, to day announced his candidacy for citycouncilman, Fourth district, in the Republican primary next May. He pledges reduction in utility rates and economy in governmfnt. SENATE POLL SHOWS BLAINE BILL VICTORY Majority for Passage of Dry Law Revision is Given in Check. FIGHT ON AMENDMENTS Robinson of Arkansas Will Ask Ratification by Conventions. BY LEO R. SACK, Timrs Staff Writer WASHINGTON, Jan. 12.—Com . pletion of the Scripps-Howard poll j of the senate on the Blaine prohi ! bition revision amendment indicat led clearly today that the necessary I two-thirds vote will be acquired. Os the ninety-six senators, the poll showed: For the amendment in its present or eventually revised form. 60; op posed, 16; non-committal, 20. If all senators are present and voting, six ty-four votes will be necessary for passage and sufficient of the twenty who refused to commit themselves today are expected to vote for the final measure to insure its passage. Two and possibly three vigorous fights will be made against sections of the amendment and there is pos sibility that the judiciary commit tee’s report will be overridden on at least one amendment, that pertain ing to ratification by state con j ventions instead of legislatures. Robinson to Ask Change Democratic Leader Joseph Robin | son announced that he will offer an amendment to substitute conven tions for legislatures. Many sena tors have informed him that they will insist on carrying out the pledge of both party platforms in this re spect. Support is accumulating for Sena tor Blaine’s proposed amendment io strike out the section giving the federal government concurrrent power with the states to regulate saloons. Senators are saying that a police regulation should not be writ ten in to the Constitution. Mrs. Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, the only woman senator, announced she was opposed to the entire meas ure. The confidence of senate Demo cratic leaders that the house of rep resentatives will accept a measure not in strict accord with the Demo cratic platform pledge for outright repeal was shattered by Speaker Garner. Must Keep Pledge “I have announced,” he fold Scripps-Howard newspapers, “that I will oppose any measure which does not comply with the Demo cratic platform. I can’t help what is being said in the senate. I shall stand by my original position.” Mr. Garner's announcement is calculated to strengthen the fight of senators who are insisting on re demption of the party platform. The attitude of senators not in cluded among the 83 enumerated yesterday follows: Arkansas Robinson fDem.): “I shall offer an amendment insisting on ratification by state conventions in accordance with the Democratic platform. I shall support the reso lution otherwise.” Mrs. Caraway (Dem.): “I am going to vote against it.” Connecticut—Walcott (Rep.): “I was for repeal when my state was bone dry. I hope the sections per taining to saloons will be stricken out. I shall support Senator Rob inson’s amendment.” Florida Trammel (Dem.): "l think the resolution should conform with the party platform, but I shall vote for final passage. Would Bar Police Powers Missouri—Howes (Dem.): I shall do my best to eliminate objection able features, such as police regu lation and retification by legisla tures; then I shall vote for final passage. Patterson (Rep.i favors saloon regulation, objects to legisla tive ratification, but will vote for final draft. New Hampshire Keyes (Rep.), expected to support committee text. New Mexico—Bratton (Dem.), fa- I vors conventions, wants saloon ref erence eliminated, will support final | text. Cutting (Rep.), noncommit ■ tal, but is expected to vote affirma tively on final passage. North Carolina—Bailey (Dem.): “I am very much inclined to sup port the Democratic platform, but will vote for final draft.” South Dakota-Bullow: “Am for conventions, against the saloons. Will vote yes finally.” West Virginia—Neely (Dem.): “I supported the Blaine amendment, as written, in the committee. I shall do so on the floor.” Hatfield (Rep.), noncommittal. 81-Cent Times Rental Ad Rents House in Four Days *3O; CORNEUIS. 343 room* modern. rarare. near Batter, Shortridie. HL’-5154. The ton-word ad repro duced above was placed in The Times Kental column hv Mrs. Ella Quick. The ad appeared in The Time* only four day* and a ten ant was located for the property. The cost of the ad was only SI cents. If your property i* vacant, don't stand bv and let it remain empty. Get a tenant for it. A Time* Rental ad will assist you greatly. The cost is ever so small, only 3 rent* a word, with liberal discount for prompt pay ment. 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