M’NUTT WILL VISIT PENAL
FARM FOR BRUTALITY PROBE
Assistant Superintendent to
Be Quizzed on
SEVERAL GUARDS FIRED
Governor's Decision to Act
Follows Expose in
Governor Paul V. McNutt
soon will make an inspection
tour of the state penal farm
at Putnamville and personal
ly will cjiiiz E. L. Arment, as
sistant superintendent of the
farm, on charges of brutal
treatment of inmates, McNutt
Acting immediately following The
Times series of articles exposing
brutal treatment of inmates. Mc-
Nutt appointed Ralph Howard as
the new superintendent of the farm.
Howard has been shaking up the
penal farm force quietly, said Mc-
Nutt today, and several guards al
ready have been dismissed.
Arment, accused by almost every
Inmate who swore to affidavits pub
lished in The Times, remains in his
post at the state farm, McNutt
said. Howard is insistent that
Arment be given another chance,"
said the Governor.
McNutt admitted that he is plan
ning to inspect the farm in the
"near future" in every respect and
that he personally will interview
Arment, in an effort to make sure
that nothing similar to former con
ditions shall occur at the farm.
COPPER LEANS ON CAR:
•REST - CAUSES INJURY
Traffic Officer Slate Hurt as Driver
Puts Car in Gear,
Traffic Patrolman Albert Slate
forgot for a moment today thgt
the old traffic semaphore has gone.
Asa result. Slate was forced to take
first aid treatment at police head
quarters for an injury suffered while
on duty at his corner, Illinois and
Swinging his car around Slate
for a left turn. A1 Reeder, pro
fessional bondsman, halted for a
moment for a “good day" greeting.
Slate leaned on the car. similar to
the way Captain Louis Johnson
claimed the traffic officers rested on
the old semaphores. Reeder started
moving and Slate, surprised, suf
fered an injury to his right arm
After treatment, he was motored
back to his corner.
SHIP ‘TURNS ON DIME'
FOR SPEEDY RESCUE
Seaman Brought Back Aboard in
Record Time of 22 Minutes.
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SAN FRANCISCO. Aug 16. A
thrilling sea rescue that took but
twenty-two minutes was related as
the oceanic liner Monterey docked
here after a trans-Pacifie trip.
Two days out from the California
coastline, Louis Gos, able seaman,
fell into the ocean.
The Monterey, traveling at full
speed, turned on a dime" as a life
boat dropped over the side and sped
to the rescue.
Within twelve minutes the sea
man was in the lifeboat. Ten min
utes after that the Monterey was
under way again.
STOLE TO FEED FAMILY:
HUNGER THIEF PAROLED
Thomas Gunnell. Who Took 524 in
1926, Is Shown Clemency.
Thomas Gunnell, sentenced in
Marion county criminal court in
1926 for the theft of 524 because his
family was in need, today was given
a parole from the Indiana state
prison by the state clemency board.
Gunnell, according to evidence at
his trial, entered an Indianapolis
residence and stole $24. He testified
that he committed the theft to buy
food and clothing for his wife and
children The robbery sentence was
ten to twenty-one years.
James A Collins, presiding judge
at the trial, recommended leniency.
The board issued four other
prison paroles, continued two cases,
granted one commutation of sen
tence and denied twenty-one pleas.
PEANUTS KILL INFANT
Sharpsville Baby Dies Here of Pneu
Aubrev Conway. 18 months old. of
Sharpsville. died Tuesday night at
the Rilev hospital from pneumonia
contracted after she inhaled several
peanuts into her lungs She was
brought to the hospital Aug 3.
Berg Cartoon 4
Broun Column 4
Crossword Puzzle 11
Curious World 13
Dietz on Science 12
Editorial . 4
Hickman Theater Review 9
Motor News 5
Plavground Page 9
Serial Story ...: 13
Vital Statistics 11
Woman s Page 8
The Indianapolis Times
Showers and thunderstorms probable tonight or Thursday; slightly warmer tonight.
VOLUME 45—NUMBER 83
State Budget Crisis Is
Legislature Call Threat
Special Session Looming Larger as Rising Prices Drain
Funds of Institutions.
Governor Paul V. McNutt today faced new jfovernmental
problems which may force him to call a special session of the
legislature before the regular session in January, 1935.
That he is reluctant to do so was
Indicated by his authorization of
draught beer to avoid necessity of
But two factors are working to
make the special session appear in
Both are economic.
One is the rising price levels un
der NRA and the other the failure
of state institutions to produce food
stuffs which hitherto were counted
on to feed inmates.
During both the special session of
1932 and the regular session of 1933,
Johnson Is Implored Not
to Refuse Visit to City
NRA Chief Reported Turn
ing Down All Bids Before
Efforts to induce General Hugh
S. Johnson, industrial recovery act'
administrator, to reconsider his re
ported refusal to speak at the state
wide recovery rally here Monday,
were being made today by local and
state NRA leaders.
No official declination of the in
vitation has been received, except
through press dispatches. NRA
leaders said they will continue work
ing until the last minute to bring
Johnson was reported to have an
nounced that he will make no more
addresses until Labor day. when he
is to speak ir. Chicago.
McNutt in Proclamation
A telegram urging the general to
reconsider his decision has been
sent by Governor Paul V. McNutt,
WlHtam J Mooney Sr., Indiana dis
trict. recovery board chairman, and
Louis J. Borinstein, Chamber of
Commerce president and local re
The Governor. Mooney, Borin
stein and Charles W. Chase, local
recovery general, also sent another
telegram to President Franklin D.
Roosevelt, inviting him to address
the Butler bowl meeting Monday by
long distance telephone, the mes
sage to be amplified at the bowl
and also broadcast over the entire
Governor McNutt was to issue a
statement later today, proclaiming
next Monday National Recovery
New Aids Appointed
Several lieutenant-colonels on the
recovery survey program have ap
pointed their aids.
These include Lieutenant-Colonel
Albert Glass. District 4, Cecil Mc-
Conaha. F. A. Muehlbacher. Mrs.
Elmer E. Simon and Dr. Harry H.
Nagle. Lieutenant Colonel Earl Lowe,
District 13; Clyde V. Montgomery,
Edwin M. Broden. Harry J. Epply,
William E Holmes, Charles P.
Hanrahan. and Mrs. Mary A. Dur
bin; Lieutenant-Colonel Ted Camp
bell, District 5; Edward Dirks. O. V.
Sholtv, Mrs. A. E. Walker and
WORKS OFFICE TO~OPEN
U. S. Advisory Board to Get New
New office of the state advisory
board of the federal public works
program will be opened Thursday in
room 401-D. federal building, it wac
announced today by A. H. Hinkle,
engineer for the Indiana program,
and former state highway mainten
The office was being prepared to
day for opening by Hinkle and Otto
DeLuse, advisory board chairman.
Work of preparing for Indiana's
share of the public works program
as part of the national recovery
program will be directed from this
Auto Is Crushed Under
Huge Truck and Trailer
One man was hurt slightly early
today in a spectacular accident west
of Bridgeport on the National road,
when a huge truck and trailer left
the road, crushing an automobile
The injured man is Henry Grason,
42. Ben Davis, who incurred minor
leg injuries as he fled when truck,
trailer and car crashed down an
Grason and Roy Lacy. 41, Ben
Davis, were changing a tire on
Lacy's car on the south side of the
road Behind them was parked a
fruit truck driven by Edgar Purcell.
During the process of the tire
changing, the men heard the roar
of another truck and looked up in
time to see it clip off the front part
of the fruit truck.
Grason and Lacy ran as the huge
truck and trailer crashed into their
car Grason ran down the em
bankment. and was trapped mo
mentarily when the auto and truck
He freed himself, losing a leg
the penal and benevolent institution
budgets were "cut to the bone" and
based on low price levels then pre
Now that they have begun to soar,
the cost of providing food and sup
plies already has mounted to a point
where bills are piling up months in
advance of budget appropriations, it
A complete failure, In some in
stances. of the food crop has added
another drain on institution reve
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FIGHT FOR LIFE
John Walker, 19. Succumbs
to Broken Back at
John Walker, 19-year-old youth
of Princeton, today lost his battle
for life, after suffering in the city
hospital from a broken back for
Participating in a family picnic
and outing. Walker went swimming
in Eagle creek Sunday afternoon.
A dive from the bank brought seri
ous injury and finally death. The
youths shoulders struck rocks,
breaking his back.
City hospital surgeons performed
a delicate spinal operation Sunday
night. Walker lived through the
operation, but became weaker Tues
day, and succumbed at 40:30 today.
In the Methodist hospital, Mino
Faster has entered the third month
of a battle to live after a similar
500,000 FAMILIES GO
OFF RELIEF IN JUNE
Nation’s Charity Rolls in
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WASHINGTON. Aug. 16.—Almost
500.000 families went off the nation's
relief roles in June, Federal Relief
Administrator Hopkins reported to
AMNESIA VICTIM IS
Man Found at Evansville Able to
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EVANSVILLE, Ind., Aug. 16.—An
amnesia victim found wandering on
the streets here a week ago, re
gained his memory Tuesday night
and identified himself as the Rev.
Frank C. Mitchell. East St. Louis.
111., an ordained Methodist minis
Mitchell said he recalled leaving
his home for St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 7.
but could remember nothing fur
ther. He will be kept in a local
hospital until fully recovered, po
lice said. *
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of his trousers and a shoe in his
The automobile was crushed be
neath the truck and was buried in
about two feet of water at the base
of the embankment. Scores of hogs
in the huge truck ran from the
scene and the driver of the truck
left before his name was learned.
Charles Franklin, marshal of
Plainfield, and Urban Bowman of
Plainfield, investigated the crash.
Lad, 12, Wedged in Pear Tree, Is Rescued by Firemen
THE shrill whine of police
sirens and the clanging of
Are bells disturbed the calm in
the neighborhood of the C. D.
Rector pharmacy, 1219 Kentucky
Children ran after the police
squad cars, which skidded to a
stop at the pharmacy and police
men dashed into the back yard.
Down the street came a Are en
gine and it. too. swerved to a
INDIANAPOLIS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1933
PUNT IS SOLD
TO OHIO FIRM
Immediate Renewal of Op
eration of Thomas Madden
Sons Factory Seen.
JOBS FOR 100 WORKERS
Indianapolis to Be Made
Major Production Point of
Purchase of the Thomas Madden
Sons Company furniture plant at
2119 Fletcher avenue, by the Camp
bell Industries, Ohio concern, and
immediate resumption of man
ufacturing operations with an initial
employment of 100 skilled wood
workers and upholsterers, was an
nounced today by Louis J. Borin
stein, president of the Indianapolis
Chamber of Commerce.
The Madden company has been in
receivership for several years.
Operation of the plant will begin
with a few days, said Jay W. Camp
bell, of Campbell Industries, who
clorj'd the deal.
Extensive improvements will be
made on the Madden plant, said
Borinstein. A large furniture dis
play room will be installed for show
ing of upholstered furniture and
other pieces for accommodation of
Indiana dealers and their custom
Major Production Point
Campbell Industries is affiliated
with Campbell of Cambridge. 0..
Campbell of Ravenna, 0., and the
Suitt Brothers Manufacturing Com
pany of Cambridge, O.
Final terms were agreed on be
tween Campbell and Jacob H. Wolf,
receiver, and Ralph Bamberger and
Frederick T. Shortemeier. attorney
for Wolf. The transaction was ap
proved by Judge Earl R. Cox of
Marion circuit court.
Campbell Industries, it was an
nounced, intends to make Indianap
olis one of the major points of pro
duction. Plan for the local plant
contemplates the manufacture not
only of the competitive lines made
by affiliated companies, but the
local plant also is to develop the
Campbell special line.
Operation to Be Steady
The company has booked orders
sufficient to insure steady operation
of the Madden plant, said Camp
"The Chamber of Commerce wel
comes Campbell industries to Indi
anapolis,” said BorinstPin. ‘ With
business on the upward trend, this
is an auspicious time to start opera
tions in Indianapolis, which has
such remarkable facilities for in
dustry and distribution.”
The company will be operated un
der the furniture manufacturers'
NIRA code, said Campbell. No an
nouncement was made involving the
amount of money involved in the
CARRIES NRA PROTEST
Self-Styled Evangelist Charged With
A walking protest against provi
sions of the NRA was lodged on
downtown streets todav bv Alfred
Cooksey. 58. of 114 East - North
street, who says he is an evangelist.
He was arrested on a charge of vio
lating the advertising law.
Police found Cooksey at Michigan
and Pennsylvania streets, after they
were informed that he had been
staging a one-man parade in front
of a Washington street hotel.
Cooksey carried a sign proclaim
ing the NRA as a humbug, asserting
"it means the destruction of per
In addition, his sign carried sev
eral other written attacks on the
NRA and pleas that the Bible,
rather than politcal alignments, be
He said he never would have dis
played the sign but a police officer
told him it would be all right as
long as he kept moving.
QUICK ACTION SAVES .
BABY FROM CHOKING
Wabash Fireman Pulls Bed Apart
to Rescue Infant.
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WABASH. Ind , Aug. 16—A quick
thinking fireman prevented the
death by strangulation here of 18-
month-old Wilbur Dehle when the
child rolled off its bed after its
head became caught between tws
Carl Elshire grasped the bars in
his hands and pulled them apart,
releasing the child, whose neck was
bruised and bleeding. Otherwise
the baby was unhurt.
Cuban Ambassador Resigns
By l'nit< and Prr
WASHINGTON. Aug 16—Oscar
B. Citas. Cuban ambassador to the
United States, has tendered his
resignation which had been ac
cepted by the new Cuban govern
ment, it was learned here today. 1
breathless stop, and firemen
dashed madly through the store.
Out in the back yard, in a tree,
was Frank Redman Jr.. 12. of 1215
Bridge street. The tree was a
pear tree. Frank had gone after
some pears. Coming down, his
knee caught between the trunk
and a branch, about ten feet from
Try as he would, young Frank
could not free himself. He felt his
City Home Owners Aided
as Loan Office Opens
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Upper Photo—Josenh G. Wood, attorney, member of the local
board Home Owners' Loan Corporation, talking the situation over with
a home owner, who pulls at his tie and purses his lips as he answers
questions. Two other praspecitve borrowers listen.
Lower Photo—Part of the crowd which surged through the doors
of the offices which opened today, ready to tell of the distress which
brings their pleas for aid.
WKBF TO JOIN
Local Station Will Start
on Sept. 1.
Affiliation with the National
Broadcasting Company, talked of in
connection with WKBF for the past
few months, was realized today with
an announcement by D. E. Ken
drick, station manager, that pro
grams of both "Red" and VBlue"
networks of the NBC will be broad
cast by the local station, starting
Selection of programs has not
been completed but will be an
nounced in a few days, Kendrick
Plans for the station joining the
chain include an opening night
party, with famous radio stars ap
pearing in person on a national
program originating in WKBF’s
With the same network status as
WLW at Cincinnati. WKBF will be
able to bring many favorite NBC
programs to Indianapolis and In
diana listeners that were seldom
heard before. The affiliating makes
WKBF the only Indiana member
station of the National Broadcast
ing Company networks.
FREE PRETTY WIDOW
IN SLAYING OF MATE
Jurors Absolve Mother of
Love Poison Plot.
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SALEM. Mass., Aug. 15.—A jury
which had sat through a month
long trial has acquitted Mrs. Jessie
Burnett Costello of a charge that
she murdered her husband with
poison for insurance and love of an
other man. The jury was out only
1 hour and 52 minutes.
Less than half an hour after she
had heard, with tear-filled eyes, the
verdict which meant her freedom,
the attractive 31-year-old widow was
back with her three small children
in the Peabody cotiage home where
Fire Captain William J. Costello died
of a mysteriously administered dose
of potassium cyanide just six
months ago Thursday.
To set hei free, the jury of mid
dle-aged Essex county tradesmen
and artisans refused to accept the
government's hypothesis that Mrs.
H. Costello, lured by the love of Ed
ward J. McMahon, young married
policeman, and $5,000 life insurance,
fed her husband a cyanide-filled
capsule under the pretense of giv
ing him a sleeping powder.
CAR THIEVES ARE BUSY
Steal Six Autos at Circus Grounds
Tuesday Night. Police Sy.
Auto thieves did a rushing busi
ness at the circus grounds on West
Washington street Tuesday night.
Six cars were stolen from the
grounds, according to reports to po
Four of the autos were owned by
Indianapolis persons. and the
others were taken from residents of
Westfield and Boggstown.
knee beginning to swell. He
started crying for help.
n m m
THE police first aid car. headed
by patrolman James Sente
ney. raced to the scene. Th? res
cue squad was powerless. Frank
was stuck tight. Then came a
police radio car, manned by pa
trolmen Pat Moriaritv and Ward
Pettijohn. They couldn't help,
HEELS of me Indiana
’ ’ Home Loan Owners’ Cor
poration started moving today, and
the first loan will go to a middle
aged woman, whose husband is
paralyzed, and who has taken in
washings to pay on a S6OO mort
The woman. Mrs. Lillie Scalf, 59,
of 2415 North Olney street, told E.
Kirk McKinney, manager of the
Indiana Home Loan Corporation,
which is housed in the Farmers’
Trust building, that she has go.se
for three days at a time without
food in an effort to pay on the
She takes in only one washing a
day now, she told McKinney. A
S6OO loan will be granted, after an
appraisal, said McKinney. The
owner of the property has agreed
to accept the Home Loan Corpora
tion bonds, it was said.
"This is the type of person we
will help.” said McKinney. "The
law is intended to aid distressed
home owners and the corporation
will do just that thing.”
MAKES GOOD; PARDONED
Escaped Convict, Who Won Success,
Gets Executive Clemency.
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COLUMBUS. O . Aug. 16— Paul
Maxim, who escaped from a Mans
field <O.l reformatory honor camp
six years ago and won success in
Chicago in an advertising position
und-’r an assumed name, has been
granted a pardon by Governor
George White after-a personal in
terview Tuesday in the executive of
For four years you have watched your wages go down. You
have seen honest and industrious fellow workers become the casuals
of a great depression pitifully scratching an existence from charity.
For months you have gone to bed and gotten up with the fear of
losing your job whispering in your ear. You have witnessed with
anxiety the withering of the old economic order.
At last action has come from the President of the United States.
The government has moved from Wall Street back to Washington.
Mr. Roasevelt knows that no nation is worth existing that ran not
provide its forgotten men with a reasonable opportunity to rear
their families decently and save a little money. He is aware that
if honest citizens can not be paid for working they must be paid
for not working. He believes they have a right to work.
The spearhead of his attack on the forces of depression and
despair is the NRA. Many of its features are puzzling to employes.
It is an unprecedented social experiment There are many ques
tions that you will wish to ask. The Times has employed a staff
of experts in Washington to answer them for you. Just write or
telephone <Rilev 5551 > your queries and we shall try to answer them
in this newspaper within two days. Your name will be withheld if
you ask us to do so.
Stream Pollution Drive
Is Planned by State
Active offensive against stream
pollution throughout the state was
being planned at a meeting of the
state health board today.
This is the first meeting of the
new board and the expose of de
plorable conditions of Hoosier lakes
and streams, as outlined in The
Times, was a principal topic of dis
The board was scheduled to meet
with Governor Paul V. McNutt for
discussion of the matter and to re
ceive a report on pollution of Lake
Michigan from L. A. Geupel, chief
engineer of the state health depart
Geupel's report was addressed to
the Governor, after Governor Henry
Horner of Illinois appealed to Mc-
Then up rolled the fire wagon
from Engine House 18. headed by
Lieutenant Eugene Metzger. Up
went a ladder and firemen pried
open the limb and down came
Young Redman wasn't hurt
seriously, but he was scared seri
So were all th? neighbors, until
they heard the full story.
Entered •• Second Class Matter
at I’ostoffice. Indianapolia
FAMILY OF FOUR
SLAIN BY LAWYER;
‘KNEW TOO MUCH’
Crash of Auto With Deceased Man at Wheel
Bares Crime; Wife and Two Children
Also Are Victims.
DIE OF POISON IN GRAPE JUICE
Akron Man Says Murdered Father Had Been
Hired to Steal Prosecuting Attorney’s
Papers in ‘Big Shot’ Case.
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HOT SPRINGS. Ark.. Aug. 16.—Mark H. Shank, an at
torney, admitted to authorities today that he poisoned a
man, his wife, and their two children because the man "knew
An automoible with a dead man at the wheel, a dead
woman at his side, and two dead children in the rumble seat
crashed into a fence on the Little Rock-Malvern highway
Cases, Bars Doing Normal
Business After Keg
The first flurry over draught beer
ended, Indianapolis went back to
normal today, with downtown cases
and bars doing fair usual business.
Bottled beer was more in demand
than on Tuesday, first day of keg
beer, but the draught brew was get
ting the big play. Prices of 5 cents
for a six or seven-ounce stein and
10 cents for a twelve-ounce stein
Case owners, after counting their
receipts of Tuesday, said the first
day of draught beer was a "good
day,” but yet "nothing exciting.”
Several grocers, who sell beer tc
go out. reported their demand for
cases of bottled brew was undimin
Milwaukee beers were on tap all
day Tuesday at one-third of the re
tail places in the city. Miller's High
Life was in demand, reported sell
ers. and Schlitz also was In demand.
Blatz will be on sale Thursday, as
will Pabst Blue Ribbon, it was re
Budweiser was sold for 10 cents a
ten-ounce stein Tuesday. Cook's of
Evansville and Mausner also were
Park Chiefs to Convene
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FT. WAYNE. Ind.. Aug. 16—Con
vention plans for the Indiana Asso
ciation of Park Departments to be
held here Sept. 11 and 12 were an
nounced today by Colonel D. N.
Foster, president of the association.
Nutt to have something done, on
the ground that Indiana industries
in the Calumet district are making
Chicago water undrinkable.
Geupel's report asserts that the
Grand Calumet river in Lake coun
ty probably is ‘‘the largest puddle
of pollution in the world.”
Cities of Gary. Hammond, Whit
ing. East Chicago. East Gary. Ho
bart, and Chesterton have not ex
pended any funds for construction
of sewage treatment plants, the re
port points out.
Calumet district industries have
spent $2,000,000 on waste treatment,
before dumping refuse into the lake,
and much of the bad taste of water
now comes from the Illinois side, the
Attention is called to the co
operation in solving the problem
which got under way last February
and the study and analysis being
made to determine exact cause of
the foul taste and smell of the lake
water at times.
"A combination of phenol wastes
from coke plants and refineries,
with the chlorine in the water, sup
plies taken from Lake Michigan by
Indiana and Illinois cities, includ
ing Chicago, is the cause for the
carbolic acid or medicinal taste
which Governor Horner of Illinois
and an Illinois commission have
charged are originating in Indiana,"
ibe engineer s report concluded.
PRICE TWO CENTS
Outside Marlon County. 3 Cents
Shank jumped out and fled
into the woods. He was cap
tured soon afterward by po
lice aided by bloodhounds.
The dead were identified as Alvin
Colley of Akron, 0., his wife, and
their two sons. Clement. 10. and
Clyde. 7. A third child, 4. was not
Confession Is Claimed
Millar Halbert, district attorney,
announced that Shank admitted
placing poison in grap- Juice the
motoring party bought at a roadside
grocery to drink along the road.
Shank said he was an Akron
lawyer, and had engaged Colley to
steal papers from the Akron prose
cuting attorney which involved a
"big shot" Shank's firm was de
Colley fled to Hot Springs to hide
and Shank followed to devise some
means of disposing of him, Halbert
said Shank confessed.
Taken to the cold spring in Saline
county where the party had eaten
the lunch that purportedly resulted
in death for four as they drank the
poisoned grapejuice. Shank had ex
pressed a desire to end his own life.
Sheriff Tom Fisher, Malvern,
asked what some crystals were that
appeared in the containers out of
which the grapejuice was taken.
Shank said he suposed they were
grapejuice crystals, and said he was
willing to drink it.
Others, however, warned the
sheriff not to let Shank drink the
fluid, and Shank, asked if he wanted
to commit suicide, replied "Yes.”
Shank is alleged to have bought
strychnine at Kenmore, 0.. officers
said, and about half the poison re
mained in a box he said
The four bodies were taken to
Little Rock for an autopsy.
Wants to End Own Life
The 4-year-old child who told
policemen his name was "Cline,''
was being cared for by Malvern
police. He said his “mama and
papa drank some grape Juice after
I told them to leave it alone be
cause I saw Mr. Shank put some
thing in it.”
Authorities said they understood
the Colleys had been star witnesses
in a recent murder trial at Akron.
It was learned from letters in Col
ley’s pocket that he had been using
the alias of "Allen Fetty.”
Shank, a well groomed, baldish
man of 35, remained calm during
prolonged questioning. The contents
of his pockets revealed a box labeled
Early today he signed this partial
“I am guilty of murder of four
persons by poisoning, and I only ask
of you officers that you recommend
to the court that it show me all the
He promised to make a detailed
Mystery Tangle in Akron
By f nilrit /*rr*
AKRON. 0.. Aug 16 —The family
of Alvin Colley, four members of
which were poisoned near Malvern,
Akk . disappeared from their modest
home here under mysterious cir
cumstances on July 27. police
Mark H Shank, held as the mur
derer of Colley, his wife and two
children, had been away from his
home here since last Saturday, when
he left ostensibly for St. Louis, his
Detective Lieutenant A G Rob
erts said Colley recently had been
questioned in connection with loot
ing the office of Robert Critchfleld,
Wayne county prosecutor, at Woos
ter, O, several months ago
Two days after the theft of the
records. Shank appeared in court
with the defendant in the case, and
the man pleaded guilty after Prose
cutor Critchfleld produced photo
static copies of the stolen records.
It’s Back Again
It's brown as the eyes of a
It will make a man lay his
schooner down in a 3.2 parlor.
It has resulted in black eyes,
reams of gab, attempted bribes,
threats, pitched battles.
It makes enemies of friends
and friends of enemies
It is woozy, nurty, but nifty.
It is what you've been wait
ing for—the—but read about it
in The Indianapolis Times on
Head it. and weep if you
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