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APRIL 24, 1933
RUTH JUDD TO SPEND LIFE IN INSANE ASYLUM Execution Is Blocked by Decision of Jury After Week-Long Hearing. BY GALE D. WALLACE I nitrd Pre* Stall Correspondent STATE PRISON, FLORENCE, Ariz., April 24.—Winnie Ruth Judd laced a life "term” in Arizona state hospital today by the decree of a jury whose insanity verdict saved her from the gallows. A 9 to 3 vote of the panel of twelve Pinal county railroad hands, homesteaders and merchants, re turned at the end of a week-long sanity hearing in superior court, saved off the execution of Mrs. Judd next Friday for the murder of Ag nes Ann Lcroi. Instead, Judge C. L. Greene was to sign commitment pacers today which will permit Mrs. Judd's trans fer to the state hospital at Phoenix. Execution Forestalled There the fame "blond tigress,” still falling, apparently, to compre hend her last-minute rescue fiom death, will enter a white-lined room In the women's ward tor surveil lance by hospital alienists. Although she forestalled execution by the jury’s verdict and the Arizona law forbidding hanging of insane persons, Mrs. Judd thereby did not win freedom. She must remain in the hospital as long as she lives, or until such time as she is determined legally sane. If ever she is found to have regained her mental balance the death sentence automatically be comes effective. Not a quiver of emotion passed Mrs. Judd's fare when she stood in the dusky courtroom Saturday evening and heard the verdict which granted her the alternative of life in an insane asylum to death on the gibbet. No Further Recourse Her husband, Dr. William C. Judd, the only member of her family present, likewise accepted the decision calmly. For a month, Mrs. Judd will be given special treatment at the hos pital w'hile psychiatrists determine her mental status. Later she will mingle with the 250 other women patients, possibly performing light tasks. No further efforts in her behalf er. possible, defense attorneys said. She must, by any legal interpreta tion, spend the rest of her life a prisoner. PRESENTS NEW SONGS Original Compositions to Make Boh at Masonic Minstrel Show. Mrs. Jeannette D. Herwitz will present “Adele” and “My Broken Dreams,” two original compositions, at the Masonic minstrel Friday night given at the Masonic tem ple. Monument Lodge, F. and A. M., is sponsoring the performances, the proceeds of which will be used to buy and install sound mo tion picture equipment at the Indiana Masonic home in Franklin. Seamon Brod sky, tenor, will IF# Mrs. Horwitz sing the two numbers, accompanied bv Mrs. Horwitz, pianist, and Miss Norma Feltenstein, violinist. HONOR AKRON VICTIM Funeral Services Held at Milroy for Iloosier Who Died in Disaster. }< u I nitnl Press MILROY, Ind., April 24.—Funeral services were conducted Sunday for Gerald Tomes. Milroy, victim of the Akron dirigible disaster. Nearly 1,000 persons watched as a three-gun salute was fired and laps sounded at the Flatrock river bridge. Services were sponsored by the local American Legion. REPORTS SBO HOLDUP Knocked Senseless by Two Bandits, Says City Man. John Carlin. 32, of 715 Gerard drive, reported to deputy sheriffs early Sunday that he was knocked unconscious by a blow on the head delivered by one of two bandits who robbed him of SBO as he was walking near his home. Gone, but Not Forgotten Automobiles reported to police as stolen be ions to: Charles Hicks. 351 North Fast street Ford sedan, from 300 North Alabama street Frank Davis. 1721 South East street Chevrolet sedan. 25-283. from Noble and Market streets. John Tolen. R R fi, Franklin. Ind Chevrolet coupe. 259-740. from Senate ave nue and Washington street. Helda Knapp. 1802 Olive street, Plym outh sedan. 11-849. from Delaware and Fourteenth streets. BACK HOME AGAIN Stolen automobile recovered by police belong: to: United Taxi Cab Company, cab No. 96. found at 6000 West Washington street. United Taxi Cab Company, cab No. 22. lound at Tenth and De Quincy streets Bessie Allison. 2445 Broadway. Buick coupe, lound in rear o 1 2321 Guillord avenue. Marie Willingham. 1339 North Pennsyl vania street. Chevrolet sedan, lound at i22 South Oriental street J. James 2044 North Alabama street. Ford coupe, lound at Illinois and New York streets. \V. R Gavin. 773 North Wallace avenue, Chevrolet sedan, lound at 432 North Key stone avenue. j. A Ross, 4350 North Pennsylvania stieet. Studebaker sedan, lound in rear ol 2060 Cornell avenue. William Davis. 917 Hosbrook street. Oak land coach, lound in rear ot 720 Torbet street, stripped ol battery. f* Frank White Louisville. Kv . Plymouth sedan, lound in garage in rear ol vacant house at 2706 Martindale avenue. Codv Blackburn. 1244 North Illinois street. Ford coupe, lound at Thirteenth and Illinois streets. William Rodgers. 1737 Thaddeus street. Chevrolet roadster. lound on Asburv Sl £ C B Martindale. 8100 North Pennsyl vania street. Ford coach lound at 2344 Yandes street William H Watson, R R 1. Danville. Ind Ford roadster, lound in rear ol 2230 Fast New York street O Harper Jr.. Hillsboro. Ind . Essex sedan lound on Salt Lake road, three miles west of state Road 52. stripped of lour tires and battery. LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME Then read the rental offerings on the Want Ad Page. A choice selec tion of available Indianapolis ren tals listed each day. Powerful ‘House That Morgan Built’ Summoned to Face Searching Congressional Probe on Operation Stern, Grim Head of Firm Expected to Furnish Fireworks. This i* the concluding story In a <*rie on *he House of Morgan, soon to be the subjec* of senatorial inquiry. BY WILLIS THORNTON NBA Service Writer NEW YORK. April 24.—Every one of the twenty partners in the House of Morgan has been noti fied to be ready to appear before the senate banking and currency com mittee's investigation of stock mar ket and security practices, soon to reconvene. The committee, backed by greater authority than ever has been in voked in a similar injuiry, is ex pected to probe deep into the House of Morgan and similar private bank ing institutions. This is not a prosecution, but an effort to paint a background on which later may be traced the out lines of the “new deal” in banking. Broad Powers Given Broader powers were granted by the senate without debate when initial questions put to the House of Morgan met a rebuff from John W. Davis, their principal lawyer, once candidate for the presidency of the United States. Davis denied that there was “any disposition to refuse to answer any pertinent inquiries,” but the senate now has decided that it will deter mine what inquiries are pertinent. The final wording of the securities “Blue Sky” bill, and other bills to regulate, restrict and control bank ing probably will await the outcome of these hearings. The spectacle of a Morgan on the stand always whets the public imagination. And the present J. P. Morgan has proved in past appear ances that he is blunt enough, sharp-witted enough to assure fire works if he tangles with Ferdinand Pecora, special counsel. Samuel Untermyer may become an assistant counsel. Morgan Flares Up One of those appearances was before the Gaynor committee in an investigation of New York subways. Counsel, evidently elated at the chance to grill a Morgan, had been going at him rather hard. Morgan glared. “I am a proud CX the j* every minute - _ •■■ ■ "■ ' ••• '''• • :• -■ • .• ■ ' ’ ‘-i ' m/mm i i (u!St& End-on, this tray-full of fresh-made Chesterfields looks like a huge honeycomb. Inspectors , expert from long practice, % Mpr re mo i e with ticeezers each torn or imperfect cigarette. L- • - -j |Byjw* \ sea.- E. T. Stotcsburj; H. G. Mojil •s#'" - 'im v&y '-', ■&&■ Jlggl J. S. Morgan, Jr. C. D. Dickey pp & R. C. Lcfling well Harold Stanley Above, grouped about J, P. Mosgan (center), are sixteen of his nineteen partners. man,” he blazed, “and I will tolerate no further heckling! There were apologies, and no more heckling. No diplomat, Morgan often has presented his worst side when un der inquiry, for to him all such in quiry is an impertinence. His reply to the Walsh industrial relations committee when again he THE INDIANAPOLIS TIMES T. W. La moil t 'J'lioiuax Cochran M likVkl J. P. Morgan amg mb : W W- H. I’. Daviwon.jr. K. D. Bartow considered himself heckled beyond endurance with irrelevant questions, is recalled. An attorney demanded to know whether he considered $lO a week a proper wage. Morgan roared, “If that's all he can get and he takes it, I should say that it is enough!” That probably is far from Mor Charles Steele H. S. Morgan t.cnrgc M liitney S. I’. Gilbert MmZ M L ■***% A\ illiain Ewing ,K. Hoiikiuxon Jr. gan's real* view, but it has followed him down the years. Twenty years ago the elder J. P. Morgan was put on the stand in the house's Pujo “Money Trust” inves tigation. That inquiry, aimed at showing that there was a virtual monopoly of money and credit in the hands Monopoly on Money Held Impossible by J. P. Sr. on Witness Stand. of a few New York bankers, was in spired by another Roosevelt (T. R.) and his campaign against the "mal efactors of great wealth.” The elder Morgan disliked the idea of appearance before a con gressional cominittee as much as does the son. “I’d rather go to jail than discuss my private affairs,” he said. Enjoys Play of Wit But he did appear, and once on the stand seemed almost to enjoy the play of wit with Untermyer. Morgan took the stand surrounded by eight attorneys, whom he ignored throughout. He denied that there was or could be a monopoly of commercial credit. “You can not make a trust on money,” he said. “There is no way one man can get a monopoly on money?” Untermyer countered. “No. sir; he can not,” affirmed Morgan, “he may have all the money in Christendom, but he can not do it.” Morgan left the stand in the best of humor. Three months later he was dead. Aims at Reforms The Pujo investigation pro duced few direct reforms. The present inquiry aims definitely to furnish congress with informa tion for banking reform bills. Testimony already before the committee showed that since the war twenty-five billions of worth less or “undesira’ble” securities have been sold in America. Stringent regulation of the issue and sale of securities is likely to result, and the manner of “floating” these issues is one point desired from the House of Morgan. Light is wanted on mergers, stock split-ups. holding companies and in terlocking directorates. So the proud House of Morgan is called to help preach what well might prove to be its own fu neral sermon. THE END. INTERURDANS TO REDUCEJARES Drastic Cuts Go in Effect Thursday, Announce,. J. N. Shannahan. # Lowest fares in fifteen years will be effective on Indiana interurban lines, beginning Thursday, it was announced today by John N. Shan r.ahan, president of the Indiana railroad. Reductions of from 33 to 44 per HOT CAKES and SAUSAGE FREE! You will be served a regular order of HOT CAKES and SAUSAGE FREE if you will clip this advertisement and bring it to any White Castle listed below between 6 A. M. and 10 A. M. any day before Sunday, April 30. and provided you buy ONE 5-cent dup of coffee at the same time. You merely pay the regular price of 5c for the coffee. You get the Hot Cakes and Sausage absolutely FREE by presenting this advertisement. This special offer is made for the limited time specified as a means of acquainting you with the new delicious Hot Cakes and Sausage now being served at White Castles. Come and enjoy this special breakfast offer with us. 302 Virginia Ave. (at 650 Ft. Wayne (t Dataware) 1401 E. Washington (• Oriantal) m jDMfc Castle Virginia and J eve k eu Illinois and Woodlawn 515 1 Emmett A NATIONAL INSTITUTION PAGE 3 cent below current charges will be made. One-way passenger traffic will be reduced from 3 to 2 cent* a mile and round trip tickets to 1.5 cents. Commutation tickets, good for ten rides, will be as low as 1.35 cents a mile, with general reductions of about 44 per cent. Shannahan termed the move an experiment to see if Indiana wants to retain interurban service. “Salesmen will find these charges for transportation too economical to be disregarded.” he declared. May First Rental Guide out Satur day. If you have vacant property, be sure and Call Ri. 5551 and list it. 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