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CONGRESS TO RUSH REVIVAL BILLS’ ACTION Roosevelt Speech Is Added Spur to Work on Job and Wage Measures. HIGHER PAY STRESSED President Also Emphasizes Need for Eliminating Cut Throat System. BY RUTH FINNEY Timr* Staff Writer WASHINGTON, May B.—With definite assurance from President Roosevelt that the fundamental task of securing for the worker decent wages, short working hours, and new jobs through rehabilitation of Industry will be undertaken at this session of congress, the two groups studying these problems moved forward today with fresh en thusiasm. The house labor committee ex pects to report a short work week minimum wage bill not later than Thursday. Senator Robert F. Wagner (Dem., N. Y., chairman of the group which is working on a bill to aid industrial recovery, expects to lay the com pleted measure before President Roosevelt Tuesday, if conferences being held today with representa tives of organized labor result in agreement on sections of the bill relating ‘o collective bargaining. Gives Definite Program The President’s address to the country Sunday night unequivocally acknowledged that his program for recovery is incomplete without leg islation on wages and hours of labor and legislation to check un fair competition in industry. An outline of his stand on these subjects, made public in addressing the Chamber of Commerce of the j United States Thursday, was filled in with definite recommendations in his talk to the people. Wages were put first in the Presi dent s discussion of this program Sunday night, as they were in his earlier address. After listing job-making legisla tion already proposed to congress, the President said: “Well-considered and conserva tive measures likewise will be pro posed which will attempt to give to the industrial workers of the country a more fair wage return, prevent cut-throat competition, and unduly long hours for labor, and at the same time encourage each in dustry to prevent overproduction.” Partnership. Not “ControP’ Later in his talk the President repudiated the phrase “control of industry,” which has been used to describe plans for eliminating un fair practices, and suggested in stead that the plan is for "a part nership” between government and industry,” not partnership in profits, for the profits still would go to private citizens, but rather a partnership in planning, and a partnership to see that the plans are carried out.” • Illustrating his meaning with a reference to the cotton industry, he indicated that he will recommend some relaxation in enforcement of the anti-trust laws, while retaining the protective features of those laws. “It prohablv is true that 90 per rent of the cotton manufacturers would agree to eliminate starvation wages, would agree to stop long hours of employment, would agree to stop child labor, would agree to prevent an overproduction that would result in unsalable surpluses,” said the President. Would Halt Unfair Methods ‘•But what good is such agreement if the other 10 per cent of the cotton manufacturers pay starvation wages, require long hours, employ children in their mills, and turn out burdensome surpluses? “The unfair 10 per cent could pro duce goods so cheaply that the fair 90 per cent would be compelled to meet the unfair conditions. Here is where government comes in. “Government ought to have the right and will have the right, after surveying and planning for an in dustry, to prevent, with the assist ance of the overwhelming majority of that industry, unfair practice and to enforce this agreement by the authority of government. “The so-called anti-trust laws were intended to prevent the crea tion of monopolies and to forbid un reasonable profits to those monop olies. "That purpose of the anti-trust laws must be continued, but these laws never were intended to en courage the kind of unfair competi tion that results in long hours, starvation wages, and overproduc tion.” Wage Clause to Be Added The subcommittee of the house labor committee which is redraft ing the short-work week minimum wage bill, according to present in dications. will add the minimum wage provisions so urgently recom mended by Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, and other sug gestions of hers to make the bill more flexible and more enforce able. Apparently it will include some form of foreign embargo clause dis approved by the administration, but this easily might be eliminated on the floor of the house, in spite of committee action. Sunday conferences on the in dustrial recovery bill failed to iron out all differences between econ omists and business men working on it. Conflicts still exist as to extent of government power to be invoked, with business men urging that the major part of the program be left to trade associations. The Indianapolis Times VOLUME 44—NUMBER 310 Madman Slays Farmer, Then Forces Daughter of Victim to Kill Him Drunken Laborer Shoots Employer; Compels Girl to Take Shotgun and Pull Trigger; Dies Instantly. By l nil <1 Press ELGIN, 111., May B.—A farmhand killed his employer near here Sunday, then forced a 17-year-old girl to kill him in one of the strangest tragedies of midwestern rural his tory. The three principals were: .John Schmitz, 56. farmer, shot to death by his employe. Oliver Day, 48. the farmhand, who killed Schmitz. Loretta Schmitz, 17, the farmer’s daughter, whom Day forced to kill him with a shotgun under threat of “wiping out” the Schmitz family if she refused. GASOLINE PRICE CUTSJRDERED Other Companies to Follow Standard’s Lead in Lowering Cost. Lead of the Standard Oil Com pany of Indiana in announcing gasoline price reductions of from 2.2 to 3 cents a gallon was being followed here today by most of the larger oil companies in the city. The reduction, 'in effect through out Indiana and nine other states served by Standard il Company of Indiana, brought prices to 13.2 cents a gallon for third-line gaso line, 14 2 for regular, and 16.7 cents for ethyl gasoline. The price cut was attributed in a Standard statement to “overpro duction of crude oil and consequent oversupply of cheap gasoline, and to cut-throat competition in some territories.” Companies announcing cuts in line with those of Standard includ ed Sinclair Refining Company, Midwestern Refining Company, Lincoln Oil Refining Company, Shell Petroleum Corporation, Pure Oil Refining Company, Phil lips Petrolium Corporation and National Refining Company. Officials of White Star Oil Cor poration said they are awaiting orders to cut prices. HOUSE IS URGED TO SPEED UP RAIL BILL Roper Asks Committee for Quick Action. By United Press WASHINGTON, May B—Com merce Secretary Daniel Roper, pre senting the administration's com prehensive program for railroad re organization, today urged the house committee speed a favorable re port upon the proposed legislation. Roper, who supervised preparation of the railroad plan, said in testi mony before the committee that the “purpose of the bill is to assist the railroads to help themselves, and is essentially experimental.” He described the set-up which would control affairs of the carriers |— a transportation co-ordinator and 1 regional co-ordinating committees ; which would divide the nation’s I railroads into three general groups, elimination of wasteful duplications and to bring about decreased cap italization. Another section of the bill. Roper explained, extended jurisdiction of the interstate commerce commission to the supervision of holding com panies. SI,OOO ROBBERS’ LOOT Series of Holdups and Burglaries Staged in Miami County. By United Pres* PERU, Ind., May B.—A series of holdups and burglaries in Miami county over the week-end netted more than SI,OOO in cash and other loot. W. B. Perry, a filling station proprietor, was robbed of SIOO after being tied up with W'ire. M. G. Scott, a taxi driver, was kidnaped, driven into the country and robbed of his taxicab. He was released. Smashing Drive on Peiping Is Opened hy Japanese BY HERBERT R. EKINS. I nited Press Staff Correspondent PEIPING. China. May B.—Japanese entrenched in the Miyunhsien sector, below the great wall about twenty-three miles north of Peiping, began an intense artillery bombardment of the Chinese positions today. The fighting was taken to presage a major Japanese thrust southward which would be most likely to end in the occupation of this key city in the event of determined Chinese resistance and major Japanese cas ualties. Huge American and Brit ish interests center in Peiping and Tientsin. Chinese. Japanese and American communiques confirmed the Jap anese re-occupation of the Luanho triangle, formed by the Luan river, the great wall and the sea. with heavy loss of Chinese life and many Japanese casualties. The fighting in the Luanho tri angle included battles at Peitaiho and Changli. The Chinese forces under General Ho Chu-Kuo fell back on their main defenses at Luanchow. Japanese troops advancing down the railway proceeded cautiously, expecting a major action at Luan chow. Adidtional Japanese units began an advance toward Peiping along Generally fair tonight; Tuesday, increasing cloudiness; not much change in temperature. A posse, formed by Schmitz’ wife, reached the farmyard a few min utes too ’ate to prevent the sec ond shooting. Dead on Floor They found Schmitz dead on one bedroom floor and Day dying on another. Day had worked fifteen years on the 160-acre Schmitz farm in the rich, flat corn area eight miles west of here. He had seen Loretta grow from a 2-year-old baby into a pret ty girl of 17. When sober, Day was such a hard worker that Schmitz always for gave him for going on periodic "sprees.” Goes On Spree The laborer started one of these “sprees” a week ago. Saturday night Schmitz went to a meeting of the Plato Center school board, of which he was a member. Loretta went out with Donald Fitchie, 18. Mrs. Schmitz and her son, John, 11, vipited with a married daughter, Mrs. Erma Johnson. When Loretta and Fitchie re turned home at 9 p. m„ Day pointed a shotgun at them and told them to leave. They did. “We went to the schoolhouse and I told father what had happened,” the girl related. “He told me to go to Erma's. After the meeting, he took us all home. Oliver wasn’t around then.” Shoots His Employer The family retired. Early Sun day Schmitz heard Day prowling on the porch and told the farm hand to go to bed. An hour later, Day opened the door of Schmitz’ bedroom and flashed a light. “I’m going to kill you all,” he shouted, and fired the shotgun. The charge struck Schmitz in the leg. Despite the wound, he arose and tried to fight. Day fired again. Schmitz, struck in the neck, fell. Mrs. Schmitz fled as Day staggered away. Day then entered Loretta's bed room and forced her to accompany him to his bedroom. He told her to get on the bed. She did. Forced to Kill Man “I'm going to kill you. Loretta,” he told her. and pulled the trigger of the shotgun. The gun failed to work. “Maybe you had better kill me instead,” said the farmhand, and handed the shotgun to Loretta. “Now you kill me, or I’ll kill you,” he told her. “I pulled the trigger,” she related, “but the gun still wouldn’t work. He came over and fixed it, then stood against the wall and told me to kill him, then to shoot myself. “I pulled the trigger. He fell over.” Loretta seized her brother and fled from the house just, as the posse galloped into the farmyard. Day, struck in the abdomen, died an hour later in St. Joseph hospital here. YOUNG FARMER SHOT Neighbor Is Questioned by Sheriff: At Odds, Is Report. By United Press SEYMOUR, Ind.. May 8. The shooting of Marshall Callahan, 23, Kurz farmer, was being investigat ed today by Sheriff Meredith Stewartt. Callahan was struck in the chest and wounded, probably fatally, when he stepped out of his car near his home Sunday. Stewart .said he would question Ferdinando Wray, a farm neighbor, after learning that there had been trouble between the two families. the Mandarin highway, and reached Yungping. where the highway crosses the Luanho. Times Index Page Book a Day 13 Bridge 9 Classified 12 Comics 13 Crossword Puzzle 11 Curious World 11 Dietz 6n Science 6 Editorial 4 Financial 11 Have a Hobby 5 Heywood Broun 4 Hickman Theater Reviews 7 Lodge Page 9 Radio 7 Serial Story 13 Sports 10 Talburt Cartoon 4 Vital Statistics 11 Wiggam Cartoon 7 Women’s Page 8 INDIANAPOLIS, MONDAY, MAY 8, 1933 GANDHI FREED FROM PRISON; STARTS FAST British Release Captive, Fearing Revolt If He Died in Cell. SPENT YEAR IN JAIL Friends Fear Indian Leader Will Not Survive 21 -Day Starvation Ordeal. By United Press POONA. India. May B.—The Ma hatma Gandhi was released from prison by British authorities today at the start of his three weeks’ fast. The emaciated leader of Indian Nationalism, who, his friends fear, may not survive the fast, was set free after more than a year in Ye ravda jail for refusing to abandon his civil disobedience campaign. He was released because the gov ernment feared disturbances if he died in prison. MOTHER OF 3 ENDS LIFE AFTER QUARREL “Now You Can Dance With Whom ever You Please,” Husband Told. By United Press MILWAUKEE, May B.—Because their mother quarreled with their father over his dancing with other women at a roof garden, the three Cichy children were motherless to day. Mrs. Leona Cichy, 26, opened gas jets in the kitchen stove Sunday and sat reading Dickens’ “David Copperfield” until she died. Pinned to her dress was a theater pass on which was written this note to the husband: “Now you can take whomever you wish to the burlesque and dance with whomever you please at the roof garden.” The children, Lloyd, 5; Clarence, 3, and Conrad, 18 months, were in the house, but were not affected by the gas. Cichy found his wife’s body when he returned home Sun day night. CHILDREN'S CIRCUS TO BEGIN PERFORMANCES Gentry Brothers to Give First Show This Afternoon First presentations of the Gen try Brothers trained animal shows were to be given today with a mat inee performance at 3:45 and a night show sscheduled for 8, at the grounds, Thirty-eighth and Iliinois streets. The shows arrived Sunday and were visited by crowds at the grounds. Matinee and night per formances also will be given Tues day and Wednesday on the Illinois street site. Thursday and Friday the shows will be at East Tenth and Linwood streets and Saturday at East Wash ington street and Sheridan avenue. Only change in time will be pres entation of the Saturday matinee at 2:30. Hourly Temperatures 6 a. m 57 io a. m 67 7a. m 59 n a . m.... 69 Ba. m 63 12 (noon).. 70 9a. m 64 Ip. m 71 Drys Far Outnumbered by Wet Petition Signers Signers of petitions for repeal candidates to the state convention for rejection or retention of the eighteenth amendment outnumber signers of dry petitions more than four to one, it is revealed in a final check of petitions on file today, in preparation for the special election June 6. SENATE PUTS FINAL 0. K. ONJEIEF BILL Approves Conference Re port on Wagner Measure. By railed Prrn WASHINGTON. May B.—The sen ate today adopted the conference report on the $500,000,000 Wagner unemployment relief bill. JUDGE TURNS DENTIST Inspects False Teeth, Hands Down sl3 Judgment. In defense of a dentist's bili. Wil liam Marshall, Negro porter, re moved his false teeth in municipal court today and handed them to Judge Wilfred Bradshaw as Exhibit A in the case. Marshall contended he had not paid sl3 due on a bill to Eugene Williams, dentist, because “the teeth were no good.” Examining the shiny upper plate, which lay on his bench, Judge Brad shaw ruled: “They look like good teeth to me. Judgment for sl3 against defen dant.” WAR~VETERAN HONORED Order of Purple Heart Awarded Trucking Contractor. In recognition of wounds suffered in action in the World war. G. P. Inman, trucking contractor, 5540 Kenwood avenue, has been awarded the Order of the Purple Heart. While serving as first lieutenant in the One hundred fiftieth field artillery (Rainbow division), Inman was gassed twice in major engage ments. $200,000 Bail Fixed for Brothers in Kidnap Case; Both Plead Not Guilty i ' 1 s ;._. W. i I lii® ■■■ il|P|| j j| Kenneth Buck, left, and his brother, Cyril, under arrest at Barn stable, Mass., for the kidnaping of Peggy McMath. Kenneth confessed, saying his brother was only the intermediary, and the $60,000 ransom was recovered. STUDENT CLEAR IN BOOZE CASE High Rank Senior Is Freed: Didn’t Know Passenger in Car Had Liquor. A high-ranking student, with a record for good behavior, James Presutti, 16, Manual Training high school senior, will be graduated this June with his classmates instead of receiving a federal sentence for transporting liquor. Transporting charges were dis missed today by Judge Robert C. Baltzell when Val Nolan, district attorney, informed the court that the federal grand jury indictment of James should be nolled because the youth had no knowedge that he was violating the law. Young Presutti was arrested after he went to the home of a school mate and the latter’s father, Do minic Mail, asked a “lift.” Mail came out of the house and asked James to take him to a Pennsyl vania street address, federal offi cials learned. “I'm out of gas.” James replied. Mail bought some gasoline and got into the car with a covered basket. The basket contained liquor, James learned, when dry agents raided them en route to Mail’s destination. The latter now is serving a six month sentence. E. H. Kemper McComb, Manual Training high principal, appeared in court in young Presutti's behalf, in forming Baltzell that the youth has a fine scholastic standing and had not been in trouble before. “Stay away from questionable per sons after this,” Baltzell warned as he dismissed the case. Wets obtained a total of 61881 names and dry proponents could obtain only 13,518 for the “stand pats” candidates. The repeal or ganization made a determined effort to learn the true sentiment of the voters on repeal, according to Judge Smiley Chambers, repeal leader. One worker in each precinct was paid $3 for the task of circulating the wet petitions, Judge Chambers said. Voting will be by paper ballot on forty-two wet candidates and an equal number of drys. Thus, the question of whether Indiana will favor repeal of the dry law will be decided June 6, as the constitutional convention June 26 is only for the purpose of formally ratifying the vote. Precinct boundaries will be ob served in the election and polls will be open in every county in the state from 6 a. m. to 6 p m. CINCHES POLITICS PLUM R. Earl Peters’ Daughter to Get Foreign Job, Is Report. By T nited rrett FT. WAYNE. Ind., May B.—Miss Leah Peters, Ft. Wayne, daughter of R. Earl Peters. Democratic chair man. may become secretary to Claude G. Bowers,-who will be am bassador to Spain. Peters has held several con ference in Washington recently on Indiana's job patronage and re ports in political circles here say that he has cinched the foreign job for his daughter. Like her father. Miss Peters is active in Democratic politics. She is a graduate of Central high school here and attended Indiana univer sity. Bowers, now a New York editorial writer, is a former Ft. Wayne news paper man. Father of Peggy M'Math Voices Plea for Eider of Pair. BY MARTIN KANE United Press Staff Correspondent PROVINCETOWN. Mass., May 8. —Two Harwichport brothers alleged to have been involved in the kid naping and ransoming of 10-year old Peggy McMath, today were or dered held in bail totaling $200,000 for hearing May 22. District Judge Robert A. Welsh, who at 30 is the youngest justice in Massachusetts, set bail at SIOO,OOO each for Kenneth Buck, 28, jobless chauffeur, and his brother Cyril, 41, garage proprietor, when they were arraigned before him in a crowded courtroom. Both pleaded not guilty. Kenneth was charged with kidnaping and extortion and Cyril was accused of extortion. On the eve of the hearing Neil C. McMath, father of the 10-year old victim, pleaded in Harwichport for severity toward Kenneth and leniency for Cyril. His plea seemed likely to be fruitful, for the charge against Kenneth, who admitted ex ecuting the kidnaping, was abduc tion, with a twenty-five-year max imum penalty, whereas, Cyril, who only helped In negotiating for ran som, was accused merely as an ac cessory. Kenneth admitted full responsi bility for the plot and its execu tion, state police said. It was he who, disguised with burnt cork and a chauffeur's uniform, abducted Peggy from her school; it was he w'ho drove her first to a cabin in a cranberry bog, and then trans ferred her to a dismal, black hole beneath a cottage across the street from the Buck home; it was he who fed her through the days of her imprisonment and finally returned to her father in exchange for the $60,000 provided by her grand parents. The arraignment today came after Kenneth had told newspaper men. in a courtroom interview, that he and his brother were not alone in volved in the plot. “They left me with her and what could I do?” said Kenneth, w'ho w'as in tears. Later he said that “they” had fled “because they were scared.” and that he had been afraid to “squeal” because he w r as “afraid of what wmuld happen to my wife.” UTILITY TAX VOTED Senate Finance Committee Puts Levy on Producers, Users. By United Press WASHINGTON. May B—The sen ate finance committee today voted to impose a 2 per cent tax on the producers of domestic and com mercial electric energy and a 1 per cent tax on the user of industrial energy. The transfers W’ould go into effect Sept. 1, 1933. Cox to Continue Probe of Bank Receiverships Bank receiverships continued to hold the spotlight in circuit court today, following a week in which another defunct institution, the Meyer- Kiser bank, was declared insolvent and the acts of former receivers of other banks came under scrutiny of Circuit Judge Earl R. Cox. Filing of final report by Brandt C. Downey, formed receiver of the Washington Bank and Trust Com pany, opened the way for an audit of his records of twenty-eight months' operation. The report now is being audited by the court. Operating expense of more than $lll,OOO was reported by Downey, which, with operating ex pense of the City Trust Company under Curtis Rottger, brought the cost of receiverships, as listed in final reports, to more than $200,000. Finding that expense of liquidat ing the Meyer-Kiser bank during less than a two-year period had reached approximately $232,000, Thomas E. Garvin, new receiver, slashed the cost more than $2,500 monthly last Saturday. Garvin, former judge in municipal court one, was appointed by Cox Thursday and assumed his new du ties Friday. The follow-ing day he Entered as Second Class Matter at Postoffiee. Indianapolis SUIT TO CONTEST WATER CO. CANAL TITLE THREATENS lowa Man Considers Legal Action for Strip of Land Conveyed by His Father to Utility Corporation. $2,000 ACRE VALUATION IS RIDDLED Owner of Adjacent Ground Says His Family Sold Tract for S3OO an Acre; Offers More at Low Price. Suit contesting the Indianapolis Water Company’s title to a section of the canal loomed today as result of investi gation being conducted by Frank Y. Pitts. Moulton, la., whose father, George W. Pitts, sold a strip of land bordering the canal in 1854. At the same time, it was revealed that the Dawson tract, which appraisers in the water company’s pending fed eral court suit for higher rates value at SI,BOO to $2,000 an acre, was sold to the company for S3OO an acre. MAY BLIZZARD RAGESJN WEST Traffic Over Sierras Is at Standstill; Planes Are Halted by Snow. By l nited Pirns RENO, Nev., May 8. —A fierce May blizzard held the Sierras and western Nevada in its grip today. Traffic over the Sierra summit was blocked when high winds piled snow from one to six feet over highways and blew down trees. All westbound traffic was stopped at Truckee, Cal. Roads beyond w'ere impassable, it was said. Westbound air traffic was stopped at Reno, where a heavy, wet snow fell. Automobile traffic turned back after several cars were blown into embankments by the high winds. Others narrowly escaped falling rocks. Highway crews delayed putting snowplows into operation until the storm receded. Heavy snows fell at Soda Springs, Tahoe and Verdi. Communications lines to many communities on the summit were down and storm dam age. there was not known. OUSTS TENANTS BY RAZING HOUSE; HELD Landlord Finds His System Is Not Quite Legal. Anew method of getting rid of tenants who fail to pay rent, the simple one of tearing down a house over their heads, isn’t legal, the owner, Wilbern Lutes. 30 West Ninth street, learned today in mu nicipal court. Lutes was before Judge William H. SheafTer on charges of razing a house without a permit and without bond, filed by William F. Hurd, city building commissioner. One w'all of a brick and frame residence at 529 East Miami street, had been demolished before the work came to the attention of Hurd. Judgment was withheld on the charges against Lutes, whose defense was: “I thought I could do anything with a house I owned.” He said the occupants moved Fri day. SMOOTH SHOALS PATH House Rules Committee Acts to Send Bill to Conference. By T nited Press WASHINGTON. May B.—The house rules committee today report ed favorably a special resolution which would allow house leaders to send the Muscle Shoals bill to con ference. discharged eleven of the eighteen employes for a monthly pay roll saving of $1,300. By cutting off the $425 monthly salaries of the three former liqui dating agents. J. J. Kiser, M. S. Cohn and Ferd Meyer, a total monthly salary saving of $2,500 was accomplished. Returning from a week in Wash ington attending the American Law’ Institute, Prosecutor Herbert E. Wil son was expected to resume his per sonal probe of affairs of the State Savings and Trust Company. Representatives of the prosecu tors office attended last week's in vestigation of the bank conducted by Cox. Wilson previously had been supplied with documents and other bank records by Cox and is reviewing the evidence to determine the possibility of grand jury action. HOME EDITION PRICE TWO CENTS Outside Marlon County. 3 Cents S. G. Dawson, Sixty-second and Keystone avenue, told The Times today that his fa ther sold the land to the com pany for this price in 1903. Adjoining the company's twelve acre Dawson tract, half of which the appraisers admitted was swampy and under water each year, Dawson said he still owned a tract, all of it on high ground and platted, which he would sell for less than one-third of the company’s valua tion rate-making. Contract Violation Charged In a letter to The Times, Pitts charges violation of the contract his father entered into. An attorney employed by him to study his claim has found a deed executed by the father to Jacob Burnet and Jeremiah Jackson on June 10. 1854. By this deed, George W. Pitts con veyed “one foot of ground on each side of the Indiana Central canal, in addii.on to the present bed and banks of the same.” the legal de scription showing that the land w r as located south of the aqueduct, be tween Twenty-first and Twenty third streets. The deed included the stipulation “for the purpose of enabling the owners to widen the same for navi gation or hydraulic purposes, the conditon of the above obligation is such that in case the canal should fail and the purposes contemplated be abandoned, the land shall revert to the donor.” Ice Cutting Banned Appended to the deed was the provision that “Pitts shall enjoy the privilege of cutting ice in the canal for the purpose of filling his ice house.” This provision, Pitts charges, was violated by the wateer company in 1870 when the company refused his father the right to cut ice. He con tends that by this provision his father never gave up title to the land. “The deed calls for reversion in case the canal is not used for the purposes mentioned: namely, for navigation and hydraulic purposes,” Pitts said. “It is a matter of common knowl edge that the canal, from a prac tical standpoint, never was used for these purposes.” Claim Is Doubted Attorneys Interested in the canal title dispute point out that there is possibility that Pitts and numerous claimants to other parts of the canal probably, under the law. have “waived” their rights through failure to take action for so many years. In 1882 in the Burkhart case, filed by a brother-in-law of Pitts’ father, in a somewhat similar situation, the United States supreme court upheld the water company's title. While the canal never was used for navigation purposes, and was used for power by companies along its banks only a few- years, never theless it still is being used partly by the w'ater company for “hydraulic” purposes, it was pointed out today. The canal is used for water supply purposes as far south as the River side station. From there it flows south to the Washington street station, where it is used as the power to operate the w’ater com pany's turbines. M'NUTT PROMISES TO ‘PUSH’ INDIANA COAL Pledges Aid to Force State Units to Purchase Product. Governor Paul V. McNutt today assured a joint committee of miners and coal producers that he will sup port use of Indiana coal in state governmental units. Only state institution not using Indiana coal now is the Madison i hospital and new boilers will per mit its use there, the dele gation. 300 JOIN BONUS ARMY Leave Here for 1933 March on Wash ington; 120 Go by rucks. Under the comn.acpj of Ellis Campbell and more than 300 World tfgT veterans left here Sunday to |(fn the 1933 bonus army in Washington. One hundred twenty of the vet erans were reported to have left by truck. 184 by freight cars over the Big Four railroad and thirty-seven in automobiles.