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MAY 6. 1933_
STRIKING FARMERS’ DEMANDS FACING SWIFT DEFEAT IN BOTH HOUSE AND SENATE Congress Is Adamant, Determined to Let Rebellion Run Course, Is Prediction of Agriculture Committee Head. BY HARRY FERGUSON United Pres* Stall Correspondent s WASHINGTON, May 6.—Congress has blocked the last avenue of hope for lowa’s rebellious farmers. The agricultural strike—called for May 13—will be al lowed to run its course, according to farm leaders on Capitol Hill. Any attempt to placate the farmers with legislation of their own choosing is doomed to defeat, Chairman Ellison D. Smith of the senate agricultural committee predicted today. He referred specifically to the Simpson amendment to the Roosevelt farm relief bill. Farmers insist it must be included in the bill; Agriculture Secretary Henry A. Wallace insists it shall not. The amendment calls for the federal government to guarantee to the farmer cost of production, plus a reasonable profit on that portion of his crops raised for domestic con cumption. Predirks Quirk Defeat Next week, the house will vote on whether the Simpson amendment shall be retained, and leaders expect it to be thrown out of the bill. Then the issue goes to the senate where the amandment originally was written into the bill. “I hate to make any predictions before the houses passes on the amendment,” Smith said, "but I l think it will be thrown out of the bill and that the senate will agree to its elimination.” The Simpson amendment is the only phase of the farm bill still in dispute. Senate and house are agreed on the domestic allotment plan, the marginal leasing provision, the currency inflation rider and the cotton option program. "The whole situation is warming up, all right,” Smith said. "It re minds me of the story about the Negro church down south that de cided to go in for an elaborate ritual "It Got Too Hot” "A little Negro boy was delegated to carry the incense pot. The worshippers marched around the church once. When they came around the second time, the minister saw the little boy didn't have the i*°nse pot. ‘ Without interrupting the services, the minister sidled up to the boy and said 'what did you do with the incense pot?’ The little Negro kept right on singing the hymn, but changed the words like this: " 'Threw it out the window ‘cause it got too hot.’” Reno Seeks Deal’ By I itHi <1 I'ruys DES MOINES. May 6.—President Milo Reno of the Farmers’ Holiday Association indicated today that’ if congress acts to relieve the farm sit- ' nation he may lend his influence | toward calling-off the national farm j strike scheduled to start May 13. Plans for the uprising were placed in the hands of Reno and a com- | mittee of fourteen farmers. While Reno indicated that if con- | gross acted on the farmers’ de- 1 mands, he might try to stop the I strike, soldiers continued "mopping j up” under martial law rulings in western corn counties. Violence flashed last week. Governor Blyde L. Herring ex pressed the hope that martial law could be ended early next week. The soldiers arrested sixteen men Thursday at LeMars and fifteen at Denison, bringing to a total of 146 the farmers now held. It was ex pected that most of them will be charged with contempt of court in j connection with an attack upon Judge Charles C. Bradley at Le- Mars. Farm Bureau Opposed fi;i I nitrd Press CHICAGO. May 6. President Edward A. O’Neil of the American Farm Bureau Federation expressed a belief today that the "national” farm strike scheduled to start May j 13 will result in violence. At the I same time he expressed doubts that | it would "assume any large pro-1 portions.” "I am convinced,” said O'Neil. | ‘’that, the real solution of the farm problem lies not in a temporary strike, but in securing the establish ment of a sound, national agri-! cultural policy.” ARGENTINA IDLE FEW fill Timm Special BUENOS AIRES. May 6.—Un employment in Argentina is excep tionally low, according to a re cently published report by the Ar gentine department of labor, on the basis of a census made in Septem ber. The situation today br approxi mately the same. Out of a total population of slightly less than 12,000,000, the number of idle per sons in the republic was 333.397. of whom 18.254 were women. This is less than 3 per cent, and compares with about 10 per cent in the United States. 8 in Germany and 6 in Great Britain in the same month usT^ SAVE ™% REGULARLY / Ono or'tl'o first requisites In building a Savings Account to the /.roporHwis you wish it to assumo i s to sot as a definite portion of your income to In- deposited regularlv suit.ll sums • .insistently saved total more important aggregate than oc msional deposits of more impressive proportions Fidelity Trust Cos. 148 East Market Street LAKE COUNTY BEER RULING TO BE APPEALEO Judge Holds Measure Is Unconstitutional; Lutz Fights Decision. Asserting that "Lake county would be satisfied with draught beer,’ Philip Lutz Jr., attorney-general, announced Friday that an imme diate supreme court appeal will be taken by the state on the beer law unconstitutionality ruling made Thursday at Hammond. "I anticipated the unfavorable ruling,” Lutz said. "We could have shifted the case on a change of venue, but the constitutionality of the beer law will not be decided in Lake county. "The supreme court will make the final decision, but if there was draught beer at 5 cents a glass Lake county would be satisfied.” Judge Virgil Reister of the Lake superior court declared the beer control law unconstitutional in the suit of Abe Rosen, who has been selling beer without a license and under protection of a temporary re straining order against county and state officials. Rosen claims he was refused a sale permit because he was a Republican. Judge Reiter attacked the beer law because it gave no opportunity for a person, refused a permit, to appeal to any court. Paul Fry, excise director, today predicted a drop to 10 cents a bot tle on beer prices and sharp reduc tion of Indiana importers’ earnings with advent of Indiana-made 3.2 brew next month. He said his investigators in the state have reported several instan ces of law violations, majority of which were committed unwittingly. Offenders are being given a chance to rectify their errors, Fry said. Included in the list of violators was a Marion county retailer who had pool tables in his establish ment. After being warned by the investigator, the dealer returned his beer license and kept the tables. negroTunmeiTrob STANDARD GROCERIES Two Store Managers Are Victims of Holdups. Two Standard groceries were robbed of an undetermined amount of money Friday by Negro gunmen. A diminutive Negro ordered a jar of peanut butter from Denver Bundy, 1806 East Eleventh street, manager of the Standard store at 2501 Northwestern avenue. Bundy turned from getting it to be con fronted by a pistol in the hand of the Negro, who rifled the cash register. A few minutes later, police were called to the Standard store at Thir teenth street and Cornell avenue, Russell Watson, 1812 Carrollton ave nue. manager, said a tall, 200- pound Negro came in and an announced: "I want the bucks.” He got them out of the cash reg ister, menacing Watson and David Granowsky, 1102 East Thirteenth street, with an automatic pistol. FISHERMAN HOOKS BAT Creature Grabs Bait After Cast Into National Park Stream. Ty Seii nee Si n ire YELLOWSTONE PARK. Wyo.. May 6.—Catching a brown bat in midair with a trout fly is the curious feat reported by Ranger George Marler of the National Park Serv ice. He was making a cast for the far side of a shadowy pool, he re lates. when his fly. in the air back of him. "suddenly became attached to a source of struggling not at all unlike that of a large trout.” He reeled in his catch and found he had hooked a large, brown bat. The bat." Marler comments, "was no doubt as surprised at the nature of this particular insect he had seized, as I in his capture. ITALIAN AIR ARMADA WILL FLY TO CHICAGO -Jt? I,SOSMiLEff •• ,••••••. /••♦/no o\y 750MUW V MBB sandwich ban ATLANTIC OCEAN •V HOLLA NO ' IC W| CA GO L/A tlMiiP? I— r l i— ' , 1 f comev*\ ' jl I S J ITALY Vv, I , _—T-iv— i ' i HP 1 ! WBBmM r* „ a- L Kaylas 1 — ||| A mass flight of twenty planes from Rome to Chicago will be one of . y. illl|l ily's contributions to the Century’ of Progress Exposition. The flight scheduled for late May. The map above shows the scheduled hops j W which the fleet of seaplanes will span the Atlantic. At the right is Vgjff moral Italo Balbo. who will lead in the 6.300-mile jaunt. At the :t is one of the planes. “ : A mass flight of twenty planes from Rome to Chicago will be one of Italy’s contributions to the Century of Progress Exposition. The flight is scheduled for late May. The map above shows the scheduled hops by which the fleet of seaplanes will span the Atlantic. At the right is General Italo Balbo, who will lead in the 6,300-mile jaunt. At the left is one of the planes. Pinchot’s Wife Joins ‘Baby Strike * Pickets in Sweatshop District BY PAUL COMLY FRENCH United Press Staff Correspondent ALLENTOWN, Pa., May 6.—Mrs. Gifford Pinchot, wife nt nnsylvania’s Governor, joined the "baby strike” picket lines Friday, protesting against “out rageous conditions” in the shirt factory sweatshops of the Lehigh valley. Pennsylvania's first lady appeared unexpectedly in the lines of underfed and poorly dressed children gathered at the D. & O. shirt factory at Northamp ton, a neighboring borough. As Mrs. Pinchot stepped from the state auto mobile which had taken her to Northampton, thund ers of cheers from the “baby strikers” greeted her. Wearing a flaming red corduroy coat and red hat, she walked to the head of the line outside the plant which has been closed since the strike was called. The picket lines have been orderly and no one has sought to go to work for the pittance which the boys and girls once received. Mrs. Pinchot’s presence brought the first boister ousness to the lines. The boys and girls, tired and underfed, realized they had a real champion in the nattily dressed “first lady.” * “The people of Pennsylvania gradually are becom ing aroused to the outrageous condition of under LEGION TO SELL MICHIGAN BEER Council Is Given Right to Start Business Ahead of Other Dealers. By Times Special LANSING, Mich.. May 6. —First legal sale of 2.2 beer will be made in Michigan Wednesday, May 10, by the Detroit council of the Amer ican Legion, twenty-four hours be fore the rest of the state is given a chance to slake its thirst. m . This concession was made to the legion today by the state liquor control commission, under the laws “picnic sale” clause, to aid charity. WILMINGTON, Del., May 6. Legal sale of beer began today in Wilmington, the only place in the state where brew may be dispensed. The rest of Delaware is dry under local action taken before national prohibition became effective. Under the new law, however, beer can be shipped into dry territory for private consumption. SPRINGVILLE, la., May 6.—Pa trols oi the local creamery now may exchange cream for beer, at the ratio of two pints of cream for one pint of beer. Cream haulers will operate under a retaining per mit in making the exchange. vpfjll <> Why Wear Out the Rugs? STEPS : i t seemingly endless steps ; : : from every room in the house to answer the cheerful call of your telephone bell many times a day. Small wonder that rugs suffer, to say nothing of floors and shoe* leather. Extension teleplmies , located conveniently about the home, save steps and time, make the prompt answering of calls an easy matter, and eliminate that rush for the The Economical telephone whenever the bell rings. Extension telephones Voice oj Millions cost but a Jew cents a day / INDIANA BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY Modernize Now THE INDTANAPOLIS TIMES payment and the long hours that have been dis covered in certain factories, shops, mills, and mines in the state,” said Mrs. Pinchot. "I want to help call attention to the actual facts.” Mrs. Pinchot’s personal investigation of the sweat shop conditions brought her to Allentown Thursday night to hear testimony of alleged immoral treatment of 15-year-old girls. Her appearance climaxed two weeks’ of investi gation by a Governor’s committee into alleged im moral and illegal conditions in many of the Lehigh valley needlework factories. After the session, from which men were barred, and young girls told of “week-end trips to New York with their bosses,” Mrs. Pinchot said, "What I have heard is outrageous, and I want to show my sym pathy with the workers.” She questioned some 15-year-old girls, who said they had worked six days a week, ten hours a day for salaries of 57 cents, 98 cents, $1.25 and $2.50. They told her of being forced to submit to advances of their bosses for fear of losing their jobs. The Governor’s wife said she would urge state officials to investigate apparent violations of the Mann act. U. S. COMMODITY PRICE INDEX SHOWS 1.8 GAIN By United Press WASHINGTON, May 6.—The la bor department Friday announced that its commodity price index for It Isn't Mentioned The Consttiution of the United States doesn't mention the President's cabinet; doesn’t provide for it; merely infers it. Did you know that the cabinet gets its name from the fact that George I of England coudln’ speak English? Do you know how the American cabinet differs from European cabinets? Do you know how many cabinet officers George Washington had? Do you know that the senate has to confirm all cabinet appointments? Do you know how many appointments to cabinet jobs have been rejected by the senate? Do you know when the cabinet meets and what it does? Do you know the order in which cabinet members succeed to the presidency? Do you know when each department was established and what its duties and powers are? All these and many other interesting facts about the origin, history, powers and duties of the cabinet officers are contained in our Washington bureau’s latest bulletin, the President's Cabinet. Fill out the coupon below and send for it: CLIP COUPON HERE Dept. 222, Washington Bureau, The Indianapolis Times. 1322 New York avenue, Washington, D. C. I want a copy of the bulletin, the President's Cabinet, and en close herewith 5 cents in coin or loose, uncancelled, United States postage stamps, to cover return postage and handling costs: NAME ST. and NO CITY STATE I am a reader of The Indianapolis Times. (Code No.) the w r eek ending April 29 increased 1.8 per cent over the week ending April 22, with each group of com modities “sharing in the advance.” The British navy is planning a warship entirely equipped with Diesel engines, according to report. BOY SLAYER ASKS ‘DIPLOMA' FROMJRISON Sentenced at 16. Serves Eleven Years: Case Heard by State Board. A boy tried to get a diploma to day from the only school he's known—the Indiana state prison— after eleven years of tutelage. It was in March, 1922. that John Malik of Porter county, wearing knee pants, stood before a judge in Valparaiso and received a sentence of life imprisonment for the mur der of Mrs. Bertha Stoltz. He was an orphan. A home for indigent children at Plymouth fa thered him. He took a job as hired hand on the Stoltz f/rm. He was 16 when the crime was committed. Miss Kate S. Mares of Chicago, an aunt, pleaded for his parole from the life sentence today before the state pardon and parole board. She said the shooting was accidental. Prison records show the boy killed Mrs. Stoltz, wife of his farm bess, after a quarrel. Plea Under Advisement The aunt said she had provided for the youth in the event of her death with a S6O monthly annuity insurance policy. The board took the clemency plea under advisement. Seventeen requests for clemency were denied by the board in its recommendations to Governor Paul V. McNutt today. Seven paroles were granted and two sentences were commuted with one case continued. Two Marion county men, serving sentences at the state prison, were before the board requesting parole. Ashton Burnett, serving fifteen years on robbery charge, received a continuance in his clemency plea pending a probe and the parole of Charles Ashley, Marion county, serving ten years for robbery, was denied. Pattie Is Denied Parole A parole to customs agents for deportation to Mexico was granted Conrado Villaneuva of Lake county, serving ten years on robbery charge. James O. Pattie of Spencer coun ty, serving life sentence for murder was denied a parole from his re cently commuted sentence of six years to life. Pattie’s case has received news paper prominence in the past due to the charges that a Ku-Klux Klan jury was responsible for his convic tion. Pattie declared he killed in self-defense. Gone, but Not Forgotten Automobiles reported to police as stolen belong to: W. T Blasengvm. 2226 Shelbv street, Ford redan, 112-637, from 200 East Mar ket street. Victor Pickett, 265 North Addison street Ford coupe, 26-727, from that address Adolph Schmidt, R. R. 17. Box 198-C Ford roadster, 15-835, from Michigan and Pennsylvania streets. L. H Lewis. 512 East Fortieth street Hupmobile sedan. 36-785, from Vermont and Illinois streets. BACK HOME AGAIN Stolen automobiles recovered by police belong to: Lillian B. Brooks, 4675 Evergreen street, Ford coupe, found at 530 Concord street R. C. Holland, 2349 North Alabama street. Ford coupe, found at Twenty fourth and Alabama streets. Rate Reduction Plea Dismissed Rate reduction petition for Plain field was dismissed by public service commissioners Friday upon show ing that a compromise rate agree- j ment had' been reached between! petitioners and tbe Public Service j Company of Indiana. 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BLOOD GIVEN TO SAVE LIFE OF MESSENGER Postoffice Employe Is Suf fering Mystery Ail ment. Near death at the Methodist hos pital, Carl Kreutzberger. a special delivery messenger at the Indian apolis postoffice, Friday received one pint of blood, and the promise of his fellow workers of any aid that w'ill save his life. Friends of Kreutzberger said his condition is such that physicians are unable to locate the cause of his illness. He has been suffering from internal hemorrhages. Raymond A. Wilson, 6222 Haver ford avenue, supplied the first of fering. Six other offers by fellow employes were refused because of the type of blood. Belmont Bank Is Closed Belmont State bank, Belmont avenue and Washington street, has been closed by the state banking department. It had been operating under restrictions as a Class B bank. General Banking, at a Convenient Location 111 North Pennsylvania Street ( IK ]( i„!,J JR A Checking Accounts <• ~! j Ii ! Savings Accounts ■ 4 111 * •jifialitew- 1 . i • Management of Trusts R ITMc ll IBUljl ecTllßl'Ff Management of Property •. j iMIBMi JnrTST CO Management o 1 Estates v TkU Safe Deposit Boxes * * Security Paid on ' 4 ’ TRUST COMPANY Savings l||.^ cm^cr Indianapolis Clearing House Au'n jjj PAGE 3 WARREN PAGE FUNERAL TODAY; PASTORPASSES Rites for Walter W. Martin, 42 Years’ Resident Here, Set for Monday. Funeral services for Warren K. Page. 29. of 1862 Milburn street, an embalmer for the J. W. Patterson funeral home, were to be held at 2 this afternoon in the Patterson fu neral home. 1615 Central avenue. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Mr. Page died Wednesday in cily hospital. Survivors are the father, Francis L. Page, and a sister, Mrs. Marion Little, both of Indianapolis. Walter W. Martin Dies Last rites for Walter W. Martin, 59. a resident of Indianapolis for forty-two years, will be held t 2 Monday in the Merritt Place M. E. church. California and West New York streets. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery. Mr. Martin died Thursday in his home. 3918 Byram avenue. He had been an employe of the Diamond Chain and Manufacturing Company for fifteen years. He was a mem ber of the Merritt Place church. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Nannie Martin; tw r o sisters, Mrs. Id? Lloyd and Mrs. Eva Phillips, all of Indianapolis, and a brother, Frank Martin of Philadelphia. Ind. Former City Pastor Passes Word w r as received here Friday of the death of the Rev. Addison Parker, former holder of several Baptist pastorates in Indiana, and a former resident of Indianapolis, in Los Angeles, Thursday. Dr. Park er moved to California about five years ago to live with his daughter, Mrs. W. O. Johnson. Funeral services wall be held at 2 Sunday afternoon in the First Baptist church of Richmond, Ind. Burial will be Earlham cemetery at Richmond. Dr. Parker formerly held pastor ates at Richmond. La Porte and Delphi. The last church he served w’as in Piqua, O. He enlisted in the Tenth Rhode Island infantry in the Civil war, and later was a sergeant in the Fifty-sixth Massachusetts regiment. He served for the dura tion of the war. The farm population of the United States increased by a million per sons last year.