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I B : GUARDS AT PENAL FARM STEAL FOOD, INMATES CHARGE Meat, Cheese, Butter and Lard Hidden in Refrigerator, Spirited Away by Em ployes, Ex-Prisoners Assert. ACTING CHIEF DENIES ALLEGATIONS Watered Milk Fed to Men, Say Former Kitchen and Dairy Workers; Bribe Accusations Made. This is the fifth of a series of stories on conditions at the state penal farm. BY ARCH STEINEL Time* Staff Writer Watered milk is served the 1,000 petty offenders at the Indiana state farm. Whole milk is served the farm’s officers. Butter is served only on Sunday to inmates. The keepers eat butter every day. Those statements are made in as-i fidavits to The Indianapolis Times | by a former inmate of the farm's dairy and one youth who worked in | the kitchen of the institution | which, by legislative act, is for cor-; rection and rehabilitation of erring petty offenders of the state. “I have helped cut milk for in mates. We get eighty gallons of milk a day from the cows and then we'd cut that, outside of .the officers’ milk, with one-half water and one half milk,’’ swears Chester Noblet former inmate, who worked at the farm dairy. ‘Cut’ Milk Is Served Admission that cut milk is served the inmates is made by Harry W. Wissel, acting superintendent of the farm, with, "During certain times of the year when the milk supply is just a little low it sometimes is necessary to add a little water to the milk to supply a sufficient amount for the entire population.” “We get eighty gallon of milk a day,” declares Noblet, and yet that | amount of milk is said to be suffi cient to serve twice that number of inmates and serve them whole milk. Sworn statements of other in mates tell of the weak watery fluid called “milk” which was served to them. Noblet, in his affidavit, charges that he gave butter at the rate of two pounds a week to four guards, in addition to the farm's officers who rated it, Harry H. Wissel, act ing superintendent, and E. L. Ar ment, assistant superintendent. Cream Every Morning He further charges in his affidavit, “ got a pint of cream each morning and one gallon of milk when he was supposed to get but a quart. He slipped us smoking for the extra milk.” "The inmates,” asserts Noblet’s affidavit, "got butter once a week, on Sunday morning. We got from thirty to thirty-five pounds a day from milking about sixty cows.” With from ten to twelve pounds of butter being given daily to the farm's guards and officers, accord ing to Noblet's sworn statement, he says, "we turned over an average of twenty-five pounds daily to the storeroom. I don't know what use that, was put to except when the men got butter on Sunday.” Enough for 1,500 But city restaurant men say that one pound of butter will serve from 50 to 80 persons and that twenty- j five pounds would serve between 1,500 and 2,000 persons, depending on the size of the pats of butter. Yet the 1,000, approximately that number, inmates of the farm were served butler but once a week, ac cording to Noblet and other inmates in their signed sworn statements. Wissel in a statement denied the sale of milk or butter by farm of ficials and declares that Noblet's ac cusation that four guards bribed prisoners to slip them butter is, false. But in another paragraph of his statement dealing with charges made by Noblet, the acting head of the farm says in part, "We always! have sold milk, cream, smoked pork, fresh vegetables, and other items, of which we have a surplus to the officers.” "We never have sold butter, inas (Turn to Page Two) Hourly Temperatures 6■ m 63 10 a. m 77 7a. m 66 ll a . m 79 Ba. m 72 12 moon'.. 81 9 a. m 74 1 p. m 82 Times Index Page. Big Bend—The I ast Frontier— a series 2 Book a Day 14 Bridge 14 Broun Column 4 City Briefs 11 Classified 12 Comics 13 Crossword Puzzle •... n Curious World 13 Dietz On Science 14 Editorial 4 Financial 11 Fishing 14 Have a Hobby 6 Herblock Cartoon 4 Hickman Theater Reviews 0 industrial Page . 7 Lodge Page 9 Obituaries 2 Radio 14 Serial Story .. 13 Sports 10 Vital Statistics 11 Woman's Page 6 The Indianapolis Times Fair tonight; Tuesday increasing cloudiness and warmer. VOLUME 45—NUMBER 57 Prison Expose Thousands of Times readers have read the startling dis closures of conditions at the Indiana penal farm. Many others wish to read them. For the convenience of those read ers who missed the first in stallment of this series, the circulation department of The Times has saved back num bers, starting last. Wednesday, when the first story appeared. If you wish these back num bers call Riley 5551, circulation department, or write for them. SPEED PLANS FOR POSTOFFICE WING Authority to Rush Work Given Architects. Authority to complete plans for .the new federal building wing here as soon as possible has been given McGuire & Shook, Indianapolis ar chitects, according to Wilbur B. Shook, member of the firm. “We hope plans will be completed and bids will be received this vcar so that construction of the project may begin,” Shook said today. Further indication that Washing ton officials are speeding plans for erection of the federal wing was seen today in a visit of an Eastern architect to this city. The representative was to confer with McGuire & Shook, it was re ported. 2 Die in Crash Believed Engineered by Ex-Convict Four Others Injured: Complete Probe Ordered After Note Is Found in Dead Man’s Pocket. By Uniterf Press SHELBYVILLE, Ind., July 17.—An automobile accident which killed two persons and injured four others near here was investigated today on the theory that it was planned deliberately by an ex-convict Those killed were Fred Brown. 50. Boggstowm. who was paroled from the state prison recently on robbery charges, and Freda Davis 13 The injured were Florence Davis. 11; Mr. and Mrs George Reed Boggstown, and Daniel Brown, brothed of Fred. Reed and his wife are stepfather and mother of the Davis girls. Sheriff Elisha Crosby ordered complete investigation of the case aftei finding a note in Fred Browns pocket. The note was addressed to Mrs. Reed and was dated April 29. 1933. It said in part: ■'lda. you have brought this all on yourself, and I hope you sutler for it as long as you live. If you had let Florence be friendly with me and talk to me she should be with you till today. But as you have chosen to keep away from me I am taking her away from you for good, and I am going with her. "There never was a little girl that I liked so well. She has been my favorite from the start because she is pure and sweet, and she would have stayed that way as far as I am concerned, for I would have as soon cut my throat as to have harmed the little thing in any way. "FRED.’ Reed and his wife told the sheriff that Fred Brown was driving when the car left a straight stretch of road two miles south of Acton late Saturday. But Daniel Brown in sisted that Reed was driving, and this was substantiated by Warren Lee. Boggstown, who said he saw Reed behind the wheel a short time before the accident. Coroner Thomas Cattmell planned an inquest to determine who was responsible for the accident. Sheriff Crosby found two other notes, one from Fred to Florence and the other from Florence to Fred. The follow: "Dear Florence: "I will always like you very much, but I can't ue friendly with you when you hang around Dan and talk to him. Half the ".me I say anything to you you won ‘ answer me. but you always laugn and talk with Dan. FRED.” Florence replied "Fred I like you and you like me as you have said beure. But I think I am too young to 'alk about getting married. T don't hmk any way that I will get married.” FLORENCE” Daniel Brown also was a former prisoner. He and his brother were paroled to the Reeds. Mrs. Foreman Woman Is Named Head of County Probe Group by Judge. Mrs. G. W. Gordon DESPITE an announced inten tion to investigate basebali pool ticket sales, Criminal Judge Frank P. Baker permitted the new county grand jury to begin its duties without special instructions today. Baker's only reference to an in vestigation which might be re quested by him was a statement: "I have no matter to present to you at this time. Perhaps I will have later on, and then I will give you the names of witnesess and facts for your investigation.” At the close of the routine in struction of the jurors, Baker an nounced that he appointed Mrs. G. W. Gordon. 1503 Park avenue, as foreman. Mrs. Gordon is the first woman member of the grand jury in the history of Marion county. In his comment to the jurors, Baker stressed the fact that de fendants or their attorneys had no place in the grand jury room. “The grand jury room is not the place for a trial,” Baker declared. ‘ Neither is it the place for a de fendant to explain any of his acts. No defendant or his attor ney should be permitted in the grand jury room.” Baker also cautioned the jury against returning indictments without sufficient evidence, point ing cut that irreparable damage can be done to reputations, which, at times, are the most im portant things people have ” STEAL MUSIC, DRINKS Eleven Pints of Whisky, Accordion Taken From Dentist's Office. Music and strong drink apparent ly are the weaknesses of burglars who some time between July 13 and today robbed the dental office of Dr. M. A. Jensen, 3004 Central ave nue, apartment one. Dr. Jensen today discovered the lass of eleven pints of medicinal whisky and a concert accordion, inlaid with mother of pearl and semi-precious stones, valued at SSOO. BODY OF AGED MAN IS FOUND IN CREEK Victim, 81, Missing for . Twenty-Four Hours. Body of Adolph Mazurette, 81, of 3490 Fall Creek boulevard, a drowning victim, was removed from the creek at Thirty-third street by police today. Circumstances of the drowning are not known. Mr. Mazurette, who was accustomed to wander from home, had been missing since il:30 Sunday morning, according to his half sister, Mrs. Celia Skinner, of the FalJ Creek boulevard address. Randall H. Jones. 3374 Fall Creek boulevard, told police he saw the aged man Sunday with a bundle of newspapers under an arm. walking near The point where the body was found. William Muser, 16. of Chicago, a guest at 410 East Thirty-first street, saw the body in the water as he walked on the creek bank this morning. 250-Pound Husband Charges Aimee With Cruelty and Asks for Divorce By United Pri ss T OS ANGELES, July 17.—Aimee Semple McPher son-Hutton. internationally-known evangelist, i was sued for divorce here today by her third hus band. 250-pound Davis L Hutton, Jr., an obscure choir singer until his marriage. The portly singer accused Mrs. McPherson-Hut INDIANAPOLIS, MONDAY, JULY 17, 1933 LITHUANIAN OCEAN FLIERS KILLED; POST LEAVES MOSCOW FOR SIBERIA BANKER FREE FROM ILLINOIS KIDNAP TRAP Lair of Abductors Near Collinsville Believed Found by Sheriff. By United Press ALTON. 111., July 17—Discovery of a “cold, concrete underground cell,” led investigators to believe to day they were close on the Lrail of the abductors of August Liter, 77- year-old retired financier, who was liberated early Sunday on the “Bluff road” one mile west of Col linsville. Sheriff Peter Fitzgerald, who with department of justice agents as sumed charge of the investigation, announced he had found a sub cellar to a garage in the rear of a home which fitted Luer’s own description of the kidnapers’ lair where he had been held captive for five days. The place was only a mile and a half from where the aged banker was released. Deny Ransom Paid “I don't think it was a kidnaping ring that had Mr. Luer,” Sheriff Fitzgerald said. "My opinion is that it was some Collinsville ‘punks'.” Members of the family denied that any ransom had been paid for their father’s release. Other reports persisted that SIO,OOO had been given to the abductors. The aged man was resting today at the home of his son Herman in North Alton. The family physician pronounced that the aged banker was in “good condition.” Luer, who was dragged from his home last Monday night by two men and a woman, was released about a mile from a roadhouse, when late revelers were dancing to the music of a phonograph. The exhausted banker trudged to the roadhouse and called his son. ( Son Tells Abduction Story In a statement to the United Press, Herman Luer told the story of the kidnaping and release of his father in the following words: “My father said his eyes were taped from the time he was ab ducted from his home. The kidnapr ers drove him around for about three hours before placing him in the hole or basement where he was held for five days. Apparently they changed cars four times, he said. “He was given food each day, mainly sandwiches of white bread which were against his doctor’s orders, because of his poor health. He said he ate some of them, and also hardboiled eggs and oranges. “At no time during his captivity did he hear from the voice of the woman who aided in the abduction from his home. They treated him kindly, he said. “You’re Going Home” “Saturday night, my father said, they came to him and said, ‘You’re going home.’ They carried him up a stairway and put him in an auto mobile. After driving about half an hour, they told my father to get out and walk to a hous? about a mile down the road. “My father heard the Chicago & Alton train pass shortly after mid night. and he knew his general lo cation.” Luer s story and his d°scription of the place where he was held, led authorities to the abandoned garage where Sheriff Fitzgerald said he was certain the kidnapers had hidden their captive. LOG ROLLS, KILLS BOY Child, 5, Crushed to Death During Play in Lumber Yard. By United Press COLUMBIA CITY. Ind., July 17. —Harold Eugene Roberts, 5. son of Harry Roberts, was crushed to death and his brother, George, was injured slightly at a lumber yard here today when a log rolled on them. FOREST MEN TO MEET Conservation Leaders to Hold Con ference Here Tuesday. Conference of civilian conserva tion camp superintendents and tech nical staffs will be held Tuesday in the office of Virgil Simmons, state conservation director, it was an nounced today. Van Orman to Code Board. By United Press EVANSVILLE, Ind., July 17. Harold F. Van Orman, Evansville, has been appointed to represent In diana hotels at an industrial code meeting in Washington, July 26. Van Orman was appointed by Al- > •fred Thornburg, president of the In- ! diana Hotel Association. ton of mental cruelty and recited a long list of asserted cruelties, based for the most part on the evangelist's recent actions in Paris. Hutton said publicity attending everything done by Mrs. McPherson-Hutton led him to file the suit. In the action he charged the evangelist per mitted "intimate details of their private life to be discussed publicly.” NEAR GOAL WHEN HALTED BY TRAGEDY 1, M JHHbPp#/ A M j| mM iuA y s Ilk* Captain Stephen Darius (left) and Stanley Girenas, whose bodie: were found today in their wrecked plane in Germany after a crash oi their attempted New York-to-Lithuania flight. STATE ‘MINUTE MEN' PROPOSED Al Feeney Wants Vigilante Organization to War on Bandits. A pointed challenge to criminals in Indiana was announced today by Al Feeney, state safety director, who proposes an organization of "minute men,” who will be ready to act promptly on notification by a hook-up of the new state police radio system and telephones. A meeting will be held in Feeney's office Wednesday to open Marion county’s part in a state-wide pop ular subscription campaign to pro vide funds for the radio system. Total cost Is estimated at sloo,otjo, of which Marion county's share would be $13,000. Feeney stated he has written to police officials, bankers and vigi lante groups throughout the state, outlining his plan and asking assist ance in selecting “minute men.’ In carrying out the plan, Feeney said most of the motorcycles now used by state police will be discarded and replaced with small, speedy automobiles. These cars would be stocked with firearms, including sawed-off shotguns, gas guns, and first aid kits. CITY MAN DIES IN SINKING OF TANKER Parents Learn of Death; Goes Down With Ship. Identification of George B. Bin ninger, 26, as one of seven men who sank with the oil tanker Cities Service Petrol in the Atlantic Friday night has been made, according to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Binninger, of 260 lowa street. Two sisters, Miss Elnora Binning er and Mrs. Elise Meisberger, also live here. Binninger was listed as a wiper on the ship’s roster. He left home several years ago. He formerly worked in a downtown hotel. PICK COUNTY CHAIRMAN Eugene Ehinger Named Democratic Leader in Huntington. By United Press HUNTINGTON, Ind., July 17. Eugene Ehinger has been elected Huntington county Democratic chairman to succeed John C. Crosby, recently appointed acting postmas ter. Ehinger is a member of the county council. Suicide by Gas Attempted by Beautiful Young Wife Death by inhaling gas was the way out of a domestic triangle at tempted today by Mrs. Betty Har vey Nott. 21. beautiful blond, in the apartment of Paul Lang, 408 East Michigan street. Found unconscious in the kitchen of the apartment, which was filled with gas from a stove on which all jets were open, the young wom an. wife of Frank Nott, refused to go to a hospital after being re vived by police and fire department first aid squads. DELAY COUNTY’S GAS TAX SHARE ‘Cut’ in Funds Withheld by Auditor; Payment Ex pected Soon. Marion county’s share of the state gasoline tax, which has been with held by the state auditor, is ex pected to be turned over to the county this week, it was announced at the statehouse today. Meanwhile the county commis sioners were planning to follow ac tion taken in St. Joseph county to mandate payment. Final decision was to be reached at a meeting of the commissioners this afternoon. The county has $25,583.33 com ing, but the auditor’s office was holding it up because of $114,573 owed the state for clothing Mar ion county institutional patients. St. Joseph county officials were to confer this afternoon with Pleas Greenlee, secretary to Governor Paul V. McNutt, and Lawrence F. Sullivan, deputy state auditor, re garding payments there. St. Joseph county has failed to give the state its share of the property tax. HUSBAND, 70, IS SHOT OVER BAG OF COOKIES Woman, 35, Critically Wounds Mate, Who Refuses to Share Goodies. By United Press PETERSBURG, Ind., July 17. Mrs. Tom Price, 35, Petersburg, shot and critically w T ounded her 70-year old husband here when he refused to share a 10-cent bag of cookies with her. “He was starving me to death,” she told police when they demanded an explanation of her act. Mrs. Price was held without bond pending outcome of her husband’s condition. BUS LINES INCREASE WAGES 10 PER CENT 135 Employes of Three Concerns Benefit From Action. Wage increases of 10 per cent were announced today by the Grey hound Lines, Inc., Indianapolis & Southeastern and Great Eastern Stages, Inc., bus lines. The increases already are in effect and are applicable to approximately 135 local employes of all three lines. Greyhound Lines, in announcing the increase, said it was hoped that rapidly improving business in the bus industry would allow the restor ation by Sept. 1 of the remainder of the 25 per cent decrease which was necessary in effecting operating economies. Revived to some extent after win dows of the kitchen had been raised Mrs. Nott fought frantically against use of inhalator by the first aid squads. In order to facilitate removal to the hospital, police arrested her on a vagrancy charge She was found with her face buried in her arms on a table after police had boosted William Craw ford, 36, Negro, janitor, through a transom. On the table was a letter and a note. The letter, in part, was as follows: Please don't let Mr. Frank Nott see me or touch me. Don’t tell him where you are sending me. Tell my mother not to let Frank Nott come to my funeral and by all means don't let him see me. The note, in part, read: "Paul, please don't leave me.” In the letter Mrs. Nott declared Nott is "all to blame for this” and "Paul Lang has nothing to do with it.” Other occupants of the apartment building told police the Notts had a violent quarrel a few days ago. Entered as Second-Class Matter at Postoffice, Indianapolis Oklahoman Far Ahead of Record in Attempt to Set New Time Mark in Daring Dash Around World. KOVNO PLANE CRASHES IN GERMANY; Apparently Becomes Lost During Night in Darkness Near Berlin After Success in Hop Over Atlantic. Rt United Press While Wiley Post, Oklahoma aviator, sped on his rec ord attempting flight around the world, tragedy overtook two other airmen who attempted a flight from New York to Kovno, Lithuania . The bodies of Stephen Darius and Stanley Girenas, Lithuanians, were found in their wrecked plane near Soldin, Germany. They had flown the Atlantic, but apparently were lost during the night in the darkness around Berlin, and cracked up in the woods near Soldin. about sixty-five miles northeast of Berlin. Post was flying toward Novosibirsk, Siberia, from Mos cow, on the third leg of his round-the-world flight. Two Airmens’ Lives Lost in Hop Seemingly 111-Starred From Start By United Press BERLIN, July 17.—The shattered wreckage of a plane and two bodies lying among its strewn mail sacks were found near Soldin, Pom erania, today, writing another tragic chapter in the history of trans- Atlantic flying. Authorities identified the bodies as those of Stephen Darius and Stanley Girenas, Lithuanians, who left New York Saturday morning on an ambitious project to fly to Kovno, capital of Lithuania. The plane was found in the woods five miles from Soldin. From scat tered reports which came in dur ing the night, the unlucky pair of fleirs had wandered about in the darkness, unable to find a landing place, until they eventually crashed, either from motor trouble or be cause their gasoline had given out. The flight had seemed ill-starred from the start. Taking off with semi-secrecy from New York, be cause they lacked authorization, the Lituhanians almost cracked up at the take-off. Globe Girdler Stops in Moscow Only 3 Hours, to Repair Plane By United Press MOSCOW. July 17.—Wiley Post, continuing his swift flight around the world on his attempt to break the record he and Harold Gatty set in 1931, took off at 5:15 p. m. today (8:15 p. m., Indianapolis time) for Novosibirsk. Siberia. His next scheduled stopping place, a 1 mast midway across Siberia, is approximately 1,580 miles from here. The daring Oklahoman, who took off from New York Saturday, halte'd briefly at Berlin and Koenigsberg, Balbo to Lead Italy’s Sky Fleet to New York on Wednesday By United Press CHICAGO. July 17.—Italy's air armada of twenty-four seaplanes was groomed today for a flight Wednesday to New' York City the first stage of the return flight to Orbetello, Italy. General Italo Balbo and his ninety-four officers and men, heroes of the greatest mass flight in history, received the plaudits of Chicago and the world fair. FOLLOW DAD’S ADVICE, SON, NOT HIS ACTIONS Highway Commissioner Tells Angler Son to ‘Keep Cool’; Falls in Lake. By United Press LAKE WAWASEE, Ind., July 17. —“Keep cool, don't lose your head,” shouted John W. Wheeler, member of the state highway commission, shouted to his son John, Jr., 11, as the latter struggled with a three pound bass he was reeling in Sun day. But the elder Wheeler forgot his own advice. He tumbled into the lake from a bridge. DIES IN FIRE PLOT Mother Fatally Burned in Attempt to Kill Three Children, Self. By L ulled Press WINDSOR, Ont., July 17.—Mrs. Annie Brookbanks, 43, mother who set fire to rags and papers under the beds of her three children and then fired her own clothing, died of burns today. The children escaped with minor burns. LINDYS READY TO HOP Study Weather Reports for Flight to Greenland. By United Press CARTWRIGHT Labrador. July 17—Colonel and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh studied weather reports today, to pick a starting time for their flight to Greenland. They ar rived here from Newfoundland Fri day. BEER FOR SANTA CLAUS Permit to Retail Brew Is Granted at Famous State Town. Santa Claus will have 3.2 beer. A permit to retail the new brew was issued today by Paul P. Fry, state excise director, to Frances L. Weaver, restaurant proprietor at I Santa Claus, Ind. HOME EDITION PRICE TWO CENTS Outside Marion County, 3 Cents They managed to fly the Atlantic, but fog. darkness and perhaps lack of sufficient navigating facilities caused them to be lost almost with in reach of their goal. Inhabitants of the village of Ber linchen, near Soldin, heard the roar of a low-flying plane about mid night. Occupants of a suburban lumber camp reported shortly afterward that an unidentified plane had trained a powerful searchlight on the camp. and stopped in Moscow only three ! hours while minor adjustments J were made to his plane. When he left here, Post was thir teen hours and nine minutes ahead of the Post-Gatty record. From the moment of their arrival Saturday afternoon, after a com parative fast flight by stages from Orbetello, they had been feted al most continuously. The airmen planned to spend several hours today going over their shiny planes, in preparation for the flight home. A scheduled trip to Lake Geneva, Wis., was can celed. At noon today they were to pay a formal visit to Mayor Edward J. Kelly. They planned to rest in the afternoon, and attend a dinner given by Harry S. New, United States commissioner to the world’s fair, in the evening, and a grand ball at the Century of Progress at night. The fliers were enjoying their visit immensely, displaying as much enthusiasm as school children at a circus. They waved and blew kisses to pretty girls, and laughed and joked heartily. Although only a few speak Eng lish, they quickly made themselves at home in the colorful world fair surroundings. The only serious moment of Sun day’s busy round of activities was when they paid tribute to their comrade. Sergeant Mechanic Ouit avalle, who was killed when one of the ships overturned at Amsterdam on the first leg of the flight. After a banquet for the airmen, during which a message of greet ing from President Roosevelt was read, the roll call was read. Each flier responded with a "present.” The name of Sergeant Quintavalle was read. A moment of silence, then the entire company snapped to attention and in unison answerdn "present.” Earlier in the day the aviators toured tne worlds fair. They for mally paid their respects to Gover nor Henry Horner and Rufus Dawes, president of the exposition. Throngs followed the airmen wherever they w-ent. Even when they went to Holy Name cathedral for mass said by Cardinal Munde lein they could not escape admir ers. At the church ceremony a con gratulatory cablegram from the pope was read.