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GRAINS AND STOCKS BOUND UPWARD CHICAGO FAIR GATES THROWN OPEN TO WORLD Dignitaries From Many Lands Participate in Pompous Rites. COST IS $30,000,000 500.000 Are Expected at First Day of Century of Progress. OPFNINfi PROW iR AM R AO A. M.—Soldier Held uatrs oorn. 10 A. M.—Onrnlns cprrnionlps at Soldier Field. 11 A. M. — Parade rfacheß Soldier field from march down Michigan avenue. |> Noon—Speeches bv President Rufuft Daw pm of the exposition. Mayor lldward J. Kelly. (Governor Henry Iforner and l*ost master-Wfcncra I .lames A. Farley at Soldier Field. H. I.V—Chicago Svmnhon? orchestra concert. Court of the Hall of Scienee. 8 AO—W hoir of 2.500 voices and solo hv Lawrence Tibbctt. 0: fa—Beam from star. Areturus. twitches on exposition lights; opening: ceremony completed. BV HARRISON SALISBURY I nitcrt Press Staff Correspondent CHICAGO. May 27.—The gates xvere thrown open to the world’s fair today amid pompous ceremo nies by dignitaries from many lands. The fair, christened a Century of Progress, is Ihe eleventh interna tional exposition. It revealed to the hundreds of thousand of first-day visitors a $30,000,000 symbol of in dustrial America’s rise from wilder ness, prairie and forest. The opening day of the fair, com pleted despite years of deep depres sion. found the city tingling with ex citement. Streets were gay with flags and banners. The day was clear and bright. Farley Represents Roosevelt Crowds gathered early along swanky Michigan boulevard to watch the procession of high of ficials. foreign groups in native costume and army and navy units, marshaled to participate in the opening ceremonies at Soldier Field. Postmaster-General James A. Farley, representing President Roosevelt, headed the list of dig nitaries. A crowd of 500,000 was expected to file past the exposition gates for the first glimpse of the modernistic, multi-colored city of 400 buildings built on the Lake Michigan .shore. Workmen hammered and paint ers daubed through the night to romplete the exposition which Chi cago hopes will attract an atend a nee of 50.000.000 in five months, and turn the tide of business strongly toward prosperity. Still Uncrating Displays "Not all the exhibits were ready when the first visitor stepped through the turnstile at 8:30 a. m. But there were few vestiges of last minute construction apparent as spectators started down the spectacular vista of the avenue of flags, a blaze of red and yellow banners. In the Hall of Science, the Travel and Transport building and the Electrical Group ultimate in angular modernistic architecture and simple, primitive colors —some displays were still bring uncratcd. Because the fair's opening was set ahead four days in the hope Pres ident Roosevelt might attend, about 5 per cent of the exhibitors were unable to rush their materials through on time. New Type of Exhibits In color, design of buildings and type of exhibits, visitors found the Century of Progress exposition set ting anew pace, and one which its designers believe may well change habits of life and industry in America. Many of the raw blocks and stripes of color verge on the garish by day. But at night under flood lights and combined with neon tub ing it was promised the exposition would glow with rare beauty. Each display told its story in movement —the story of a century's progress in science and industry. In the Air Weather conditions at 9 a. m.t North wind. 6 miles an hour: temperature. 68; barometric pres sure. 29.77 at sea level; general con ditions. high, scattered clouds; ceil ing, unlimited: visibility, 8 mles. Times Index Page. Beck Cartoon 4 Book-a-Day 11 Bridge 12 Broun Column 4 Church Notes 9 Classified 9 10 Comics 11 Crossword Puzzle 8 Curious World 9 Dietz on Science 12 Editorial 4 Financial 8 Hickman Theater Reviews 5 industrial Page 12 Radio 12 Serial Story 11 Sports 7 Vital Statistics 8 Woman's Page 6 The Indianapolis Times Generally fair tonight and Sunday; not much change in temperature. VOLUME 45—NUMBER 14 Two South Bend Policemen Slain in Gun Battle; Assailant Killed Third Officer Wounded in Fight With Driver of Stolen Auto; Nitroglycerin Found in Car; Companion Held. By 7 I me* Special SOUTH REND, Ind., May 27.—Two South Bend po licemen were killed and another wounded early today in a L r un battle with an unidentified driver of a stolen automo bile. Their assailant was killed by the wounded officer, Dan Martin. HOUSE PASSES BIG ROOSEVELT REVIVAL BILL Proposals for Sharp Boost in Upper Bracket In come Tax Gani Favor. BV WILIIAM F. KERRY United Press StatT Correspondent WASHINGTON, May 27.—Con gressional resentment stirred by the Morgan investigation appeared like ly today to result in senate amend ment of the administration’s busi ness recovery bill to lay new tax burdens of large, rather than mod ei’ate, incomes. Proposals for sharp increases in the upper brackets of the income tax, coupled with heavier surtaxes, were gaining support. The recover/ measure, carrying a huge public wo ks appropriation and broad powers lor the federal control of industrial production and work ing conditions, passed the house Thursday after the hardest fight of the present session. The vote was 324 to 76 The 265 to 137 vote by the house against the sales tax as the means for financing the administration’s $3,300,000,000 public works bond is sue proved it shares President Roosevelt’s ‘'horror” of a levy on consumption. It also apparently killed whatever chances the sales tax might have had in the senate. Just before the house vote late Friday the activity of Democratic whips against the sales tax indi cated Mr. Roosevelt's opposition to it. Insurgent leaders of the house considered the income tax vote a ' moral victory” and predicted the senate would effect wholesale re visions in the $700,000.00 revenue lcause. This section, although revising the ‘’net lass” income tax provision under which many of the rich escape taxes, still bears heavily on the "little fellow 7 .” Income tax rates on the lower brackets are boosted to provide rev enue to finnace the $3,300,000,000 public works plan. In addition, the present 1-cent federal gasoline tax is increased to l't cents. Plug Income Tax Hole All of the “nuisance” and excises carried in the 1932 revenue act are extended for an additional year, until July 1. 1935. A last minute compromise trans ferred the electric energy tax from consumer to producer. The house, at the last minutes, plugged one income tax hole. It al tered the "net loss" section to pre vent carryover of losses from one year to another for purposes of in come tax reduction. Few believe the senate would be content with this comparatively mild revision. BANK~QUIZ IS ORDERED Meyor-Kiser Directors Will Face Examination I'nder Oath. Examination under oath of direc tors on liabilities and assets of the defunct Meyer-Kiser bank w'as or dered today by Circuit Judge Earl R. Cox. on petition of Thomas E. Garvin, receiver. Cox set June 13 for appearance of the directors. 1-Cent Increase in City Milk Prices in Prospect Increase of 1 cent in retail price, of milk was in prospect here today following merger Friday of two competing milk pools with member-! ships of 4.600 producers in the In-1 dianapolis area. The pools were the Central In diana Dairymen’s Association, spon sored by the Indiana farm bureau, and having about 1.400 members, j and the Indianapolis Dairy Pro ducers' Council, with 2.800 members. J The merger was effected in an j effort to effect the 1-cent price in- i crease to enable farmers to make I a small profit from sale of milk, ac- | cording to officials. Aiding in the merger were two arbiters, T. C. Stitts, Washington,! and Harry Hartke, Cincnnati. Unless all dealers co-operate in the plan, the 1.800 farmers not af- | filiated with the pools may prevent a price increase, it was said. A committee of Indianapolis dis- I JOE WILLIAMS AND HENRY M’LEMORE FLY FROM NEW YORK FOR SPEEDWAY RACE. READ THEIR SLANTS ON THE MOTOR CLASSIC ON SPORT PAGE. The dead patrolmen were Delbert Thompson, 40, and Charles Farkas, 37. A companion of the unidentified killer was arrested and held for questioning. He gave his name as Thomas Santos, and said he w r as a gypsy traveling with a carnival playing on the edge of the city. After several hours of questioning, police said that he had given them no information regarding his com panion. Thompson was patrolling his w'est side beat early this morning when he recognized the license plates on a stolen car. He commandeered a passing motorist, and caught up with the first machine. The driver and a passenger stepped out. Thompson started to question them when the driver started shooting. The policeman fell mortally wounded, while his assailant ducked down an alley. The passenger, later identfied as Santos, ran across the street to a restaurant where he was arrested. Farkas and Martin were in one of the squad cars sent out in search of the killer. They saw him about twenty minutes later, attempting to “thumb” a ride out of town. As they stopped to question him. he opened fire, killing Farkas. Mar tin returned the fire with a shotgun, killing the man instantly. Martin was wounded in the arm. but his condition was not serious. The car had been stolen from Toledo. In the back seat were found nitroglycerine, and fuses, leading to the theory that the unidentified assasin was a safe blower. IT’S POPPY DAY IN CITY TODAY Disabled Soldiers Remind Us of Those Years in Flanders. Red poppies glow at street corners today. In the hands of red-cheeked wom en they’re affixed to coat lapels. “Buy a poppy, mister!” is the cry. Fifteen years ago today poppies glowed in fields in Flanders. Shells and machine-gun fire glowed then. A world was red then. American soldiers were buried in poppies, maimed in them. That's why the American Legion Auxiliary and auxiliaries of the Vet erans of Foreign Wars bid for your dimes and quarters today for dis abled soldiers of the World war. The poppies were made by the disabled. The money goes to help them and their widows and orphans. Governor Paul V. McNutt ap proves the annual drive. One hundred ninety-five families were cared for by the legion follow ing the 1932 sale. That’s why red poppies glow at street corners today. SUES~COUrT BAILIFF; ASSAULT IS CHARGED SIO,OOO Damages Are Demanded by City Lawyer. Suit for SIO,OOO damages was filed Friday in superior court by Owen D. Thomas, an attorney, against Otto Mays, bailiff in municipal court three, a few hours after Mays is al leged to have struck the attorney. Thomas, who has offices at 1101 People's Bank building, says he was attacked by the bailiff when he sought to interview Dow Baker, who was in the officer's custody. tributors. of which Guy L. Roberts, president of William H. Roberts & Sons. Inc., is chairman, will meet Monday in an effort to work out a method of co-operation between the merged pools and .distributors. Conferences leading to the merger began when competition forced the price of milk so low here that the prducers could not make a profit, directors said. Name, personnel and headquar ters for the new organization will be decided on next week. The merger will effect economies in overhead, materially reduce haul ing costs to producers, protect dairy farmers in obtaining proper weights and tests, and will protect interests of both producers and consumers under the new farm relief act, it was said. The action taken Friday has the approval of Lieutenant-Governor Clifford Townsend, who assisted in effecting it. INDIANAPOLIS, SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1933 Blast Kills 200 By 1 Press TOKIO, May 27.—The Bonin islands, off the coast of Japan, were rocked today by a terrific explosion in which 200 workers were reported killed or injured. The victims were engaged in underground work on an en gineering project. EX-RECEIVER IS UNDER FIRE IN BANK QUIZ Judge Cox Starts Inquiry of Transactions Approved by Brandt Downey. BY JAMES A. CARVIN Times Staff Writer Disbursements of more than $362,- 000 by Brandt C. Downey, former receiver of the Washington Bank and Trust Company, are under scrutiny today by Circuit Judge Earl R. Cox. Disclosure of the payments, in cluding $222,800 to the Fletcher American National bank, without court authority, was made in a re port of a special investigation by the firm of Howard W. Painter, certi fied accountant. The report covers three transac tions during Downey’s term of re ceivership following his appoint ment by Harry O. Chamberlin, for mer circuit judge. They are; SIIO,OOO Payment Made 1. Payment to the Fletcher American National Bank of all the money owed by the Washington Bank and Trust Company, $222,800, within forty-five days after Dow ney’s appointment. Court records show the payment was not author ized until April 21, 1932, sixteen months later. 2. Payment of SIIO,OOO to the Bondholders Liquidating Company, described as ‘an affiliate of the Maryland Casualty Comp an y, “which had guaranteed more than $1,400,000 of first mortgage certifi cates issued by the Washington Company, real estate subsidiary of the bank. 3. Payment of $30,117.15 of cur rent obligations of the corporation owning the bank building, including a $15,052.50 dividend to preferred stockholders. Information also is contained in the report regarding the handling by Downey of indemnity bonds for former officers of the bank. Own Company Findings in the report on the bonds parallel the testimony of Downey in circuit court recently re garding the failure to sue on the bonds of officials after defalcations of more than $1,750,000 were dis eased after the receiver took office. Receipts in the receiver's files (Turn lo Page Two) WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, 111.. May 27.—Washington Park, a sea of mud and slop, will greet the annual running of the Illinois Oaks today. The race for 3-year-old fillies over a mile and an eighth route looks like a tough proposition, with only six entered. Looks to be a battle between Bamboula and Bright Bubble, with the former having a shade the better of the argument. The best-looking thing on today’s card is Dr. Parrish. They had to cancel the race he was entered in Friday as no one would run with him after the track got soft, so here he is right back. The seventh will be a battle between On Sir and Brass Monkey, with the Monkey holding an advantage of running over this strip the other day. Cee Tee ought to beat Pigeon Hole in the fifth, although, if right, the old boy will be plenty tough. Technocracy should graduate from the maiden ranks in the first affair. Roulade, which has been quite a disappointment, will be the runner-up, Sandrack and Espinaca will battle it out in the third and Uncle Henry figure to be the winner of the second. Today’s Selections At Washington Park— 1. Technocracy, Roulade, Hermie Boy. 2. Uncle Henry, Gettin’ Even, Uncle Matt. 3. Sandwack, Espinaca. Plumage. 4. Gilbert Elston, Impel, New Deal. 5. Gee Tee. Pigeon Hole, Wotan. 6. Bamboula, Bright Bubble, At Top. 7. Brass Monkey, On Sir, Cullen den. 8. Drfl Parrish. Gully Jumper, Sister Zoe. Best—Dr. Parrish. Track—Muddy. At Bowie— 1. Uluni, Chlo Boy, Hacky H. 2. Graymare. Syria, Dark Vision. 3. Race Street, Chatterdoo, Whit- Entry. MORGAN FIRM DENIES ACTS TO RULE POLITICS Defense Against Charges of Domination of Economic System Mapped. OBEY LAW ON INCOMES New Sensational Evidence Will Be Uncovered Next Week. BY RAY TUCKER, Times Special Writer WASHINGTON, May 27. The Morgan defense against charges of attempted domination of American economic and political systems, con trol of a vast corporate empire, and failure to pay income taxes for two years has been obtained by the Scripps-Howard newspapers in talks with the firm’s partners, including J. P. Morgan himself. It will be submitted before the end of the inquiry, which resumes next Wednesday with threats of new sensations. These sensations will take the form of three more lists of “friends” in high places allowed to benefit from stock cut-ins, and revelation that the two private companies un der presidential investigation for alleged misuse of government ma chinery at Muscle Shoals belong to the far-flung Morgan chain. In their defense, the Morgans will insist there was no thought of in fluencing political or governmental action by loans and stock cut-ins made to leading figures, including Treasury Secretary William H. Woodin, Norman H. Davis, economic and disarmament ambassador to Europe; former President Calvin Coolidge and others of high estate. Deny Woodin at Fault It will point out meticulously that Mr. Woodin himself did not know until this year that he was to be come secretary of the treasury, and that his selection came after Sen ator Carter Glass (Dem., Va.) had declined the post. It will be contended that a favor performed four years before can not be linked with Woodin's present im portance and influence in the financial world. The same contention will be made with respect to the benefits to Cool idge and Davis—namely, that they were not in office or public life at the time of the cut-in to the first, and the loan to the Roosevelt emissary. Finally, the firm will take the position that the suspicions of Fer dinand Pecora, comir.Vttee counsel, and many senators have no basis in '■ fact, no matter how it may appear on the surface. Within Law on Incomes Disclosure that a few members of the firm paid only $47,000 income taxes in 1930, and nothing in the two subsequent years, has not dis turbed the Morgan men. Their defense is that they simply \ paid in accord with the law as it ! (Turn to Page Two) RACE TRACK BI O. RE VILLA. 4. Ladfield. Mexico, Ladino. 5. Open Hearth, Indiana Runner, Rohobob. 6. War-In-Chancery, Night Bint age. Below Cost. 7. Ne O. Banderlog, Polar Brush. Best—Ladfield. Track—Fast. Annual Speedway Rush Is On; Hotels Report Thousands in City for Race Indianapolis started to take on its annual Decoration holiday atmos phere today, as thousands of visitors came into the city for the 500-mile automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday, Me morial day. Five downtown hotels reported that their facilities have been re served completely for race day eve, and one other hostelry announced it still was able to make a few reser vations. Almost all forecast that 1933’s race year would be on a par with the 1932 Memorial day speed classic. Cars bearing license plates from practically every state in the Union were to be seen in the downtown section and a few machines were in the city with Canadian license tags. Up to noon, thirty cars had qualified to start the race and only twelve places remain open in the MONEY TALKS. AT J. P. MORGAN PROBE I ■■■ I ■■■■■■ IB I-I ■ ‘■■■MU ■■■■— ■■■■■■ "*■■■■■■ Il" II . Here is a striking study of J. P. Morgan, titan of finance, as he studied a memorandum before answering a question of the senate committe investigating the practices of the most colossal private bank ing structure in history. Standing behind him are Senator Millard E. Tydings (left), member of the committee, and John W. Davis, former presidential nominee, Morgan's attorney. Britons to Fight U. S. Gold Standard Repeal Owners of American Bonds Will Battle Payment of Obli gations With Currency. iCoDvrieht. 1933. bv United Pressi LONDON. May 27.—British holders of United States securities in tend to take vigorous action in the high courts to make the United States pay he bonds in the equivalent of gold dollars, it was learned authorita tively today. PEIPING FEARS OUTBREAK NEAR Shanghai Bloodshed May Be Re-Enacted, Relief of Chinese Leaders. BY HERBERT R. ELKINS United Press Staff Correspondent PEIPING, May 27.—Fears that the bloody, costly fighting of Shanghai might be re-enacted here rose in the minds of foreign military authorities today when the Jap anese commandant announced that hereafter day and night patrols of Japanese troops would move through the city. Such patrols, the commandant said, were necesasry to protect Jap anese subjects because of the situa tion arising from an attack by un identified Chinese several days ago on a Japanese sentry. This situation, the commandant said, still was serious because the Chinese had failed to carry out their promise to demilitarize the city. General Ho Ying-Ching, Chinese minister of war, said today that Feng Yu-Hsiang, the Christian general, one of the most formidable figures in China, had re-entered the political and military scene. Feng, Ho said, had revolted and seized Kalgan, 110 miles northwest of this old northern capital, be cause he opposed the efforts to arrange a truce with Japan. Foreign commandants are ap prehensive. Events today, they say, parallel the situation which precip itated the fighting at Shanghai. starting lineup. Qualification trials today will be held from 2 this after noon to 7. and on Sunday during the same hours. Sunday’s time, however, may be moved up to noon, if more than a dozen cars remain to take tests, it was announced. Qualifications started last Satur day. when sixteen urivers waged a battle of speed for the coveted front row assignments. “Wild Bill” Cum mings, idol of Indianapolis fans, won the pole position with a speed of 118.521 miles an hour. Three spills, none fatal, have marred the time trials. A1 Aspen cracked early in the week, escaping with severe bruises. William (Speed) Gardner smashed the north wall Thursday, suffering a fractured thigh and severe cuts and bruises. Friday. Virgil Livingood, Ham mond <lnd) pilot, lost control of his machine as he v r as coming out of the north turn and the car Fnter**l as Socontl Class Matter at Boston nv. Indianapolis The bond holders have formed a “protective” committee headed by Sir Harry Gloster Armstrong, for mer British consul-general in New York, to prosecut their case. The “protective” committee of bondholders was organized to take united action against the United States’ suspension of the gold clause, which provided that se curities, such as Liberty bonds, would be paid in gold. The United Press learned from members of the committee of its formation and the intended vigor ous court action following dis patches Friday night from Wash ington. reporting the measure to repeal the gold standard act. Order Gold Standard Repeal By I piled Pres* WASHINGTON, May 27.—The ad ministration called on congress Thursday to strike the “gold clause” from all obligations, public and pri vate, th sumaking all A.merican money legal tender in payment of debts. Coming on the eve of the world economic conference, the legislation threatened to produce a discordant note in the international symphony President Roosevelt is directing. London dispatches said British holders of American gold bonds would take their plea for the yellow metal to court. On Capitol Hill, where the legis lation was introduced in both the house and senate, another protest was heard. Street Vendor Is Robbed A Negro bandit obtained $13.50 Friday night from Walter Poe, 1319 Silver avenue, a street vendor, in a holdup on the Morris street bridge over White river. plunged over the inner guard rail, exactly at the spot where Gardner had crashed twenty-four hours be fore. Livingood, on the ninth lap of his qualification, and Laddie Erbin, his riding mechanic, were uninjured and leaped from the machine as it landed on all fours, after turning an end-over-end loop. The car was not damaged badly. Five drivers qualified Friday. They were Kelly Petillo in a Yahr- Miller Special, 113.037 miles an hour; Wesley Crawford. Boyle Valve, 109- 862; Raoul Riganti, Golden Seal. 108.081; Gene Haustein, Martz Special. 107.603; and Sam Palmer, R. and W. Cam Special, 105.998. To qualify, a driver must drive ten laps (twenty-five miles) at a minimum speed of 100 miles an hour. Only forty-two cars may start in the race and if more than that number qualify, the slowest will be eliminated. Capital EDITION PRICE TWO CENTS Outside Marion County, 3 Cents WHEAT SOARS 3 CENTS; GOLD REPEAL CAUSE Bearish Notes in News Ignored as Speculative Fever Grips Pits. COTTON UP 50 CENTS Hundreds of Wall Street Issues at New Highs: U. S. Steel to 53. BV HAROLD E. RAINVILLE 1 11 Apu.KIS.J JO) AldS SS*J < £ p<l)(ll| CHICAGO, May 27. Wheat prices advanced 3 1 to 3' 8 in a whirlwind opening; on the Board of Trade today as a result of the administra tion's efforts to remove the gold standard act from United States laws. A riotous, rampant buying mood swept over La Salle street as public and professional traders alike sought to obtain grain. Th speculative fever overflowed the wheat pit and spread into corn and the other grains. Routine news was ignored. For eign reports and crop comments were cast aside. It was a bull market that carried all before it. Corn rushed up I' 2 to 2' t cents, oats u, cent to cent, barley G cents to 2't cents. Provisions were strong, with lard up 15 to 25 points. The wild opening in the grain market was forecast by the action in the indemnities Friday. The latter market was open when the announcement ocncerning gold was made and prices immediately advanced 2 cents. Orders poured into the pit before the opening today with brokerage houses having to augment their | forces to cope with the trade. Liverpool responded with a 2 7 * to 3'k cents rise, partly due to the 7- point upturn in sterling. Parts of Illinois and lowa re ceived heavy rains, but no further precipitation was had overnight in any important section. This was bearish, but utterly was ignored in the clamor to buy at the start. Oats. too. awoke from a week of lethargic trading to churn upward, in an active session. Rye kept pace with the major cereals. Stocks Bound Upward BV ELMER C. WALZER United Press Financial Editor NEW YORK. May 27.—Stocks bounded forward at the opening to day as huge blocks were bought up. Cotton added 50 cents a bale to its $2 a bale gain of Friday. The dollar dipped to 84'a cents in terms of the French franc and also lost sharply in relation to other foreign units. Hundreds of issues made new highs on the Stock Exchange at gains ranging to more than 3 points. General Motors, most active issue Friday, opened on a block of 25,000 shares at 25'i, up \ 2 , and anew high for two years. United States Steel opened 8.000 shares at 53, up 1 ?i, and anew high since 1931. Other initial blocks ranged from 1,000 shares upward to 9,000 shares. Among them were: 10,000 Sears Roebuck, 29 A, up 14 and new high. 7.000 Columbia Gas, 18'4, up 6.000 International Harvester, 39 '4, up 3' and new high. 4,800 Goodyear, 341-4, up 1 7 4 and a new top for the year. 5.500 Chrysler, 23 v i, up 1 and new high. 3,000 Bethlehem Steel, 28'"., up *4 and new high. 2.500 Ttchison. 69 T ANARUS., up 1 7 4 and new high 2,000 Auburn Auto. 55%, up IL. SWINE DIP 5 CENTS IN WEEK'S CLOSING SALES Cattle and Calves Quotably Steady Sheep Dull. Hogs dipped 5 cents at the close of the week’s trade at the city yards this morning. The bulk, 160 to 400 pounds, sold for 54.85 to $4.95 with an early top of $5. Weights of 100 to 160 pounds sold for $4.40 to $4.70. Receipts were estimated at 6,000. Holdovers were 259. Cattle were quotably steady on light receipts of 100. Vealers were unchanged at $5 down. Calves re ceipts were 150. No test of the market was made in sheep, prices holding quotably steady. Receipts were 100. 28 TO GET DIPLOMAS Kindergarten Children to Receive Miniature Awards. Miniature diplomas will be award ed twenty-eight children Wednes day night at the Meridian Heights Presbyterian church, at commence ment exercises of the Meridian Heights kindergarten. The children will be dressed in black motar boards and gowns, and will receive their diplomas from Dr. S. B. Harry.