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LOVE FOR BABY STIRS STRANGE LEGAL TANGLE Wandering With Child of Another Is Bared by Woman’s Arrest. MATE ‘TOO TALKATIVE’ Husband’s Statement Leads to Police Probe: 52.000 Set as Bond. BV IlfcZF C LARK limi-c ''laff Writer Almo t a year oi wandering over the middle west with the child of another, to whom she apparently is ; irately devoted vnut ended to day for Mrs. Mabel C N. McCane. 32. owner of a Minneapolis <Minn. hospital, with her arrest on vagrancy charges. Mrs. McCane. a buxom woman, is held in $2,003 bond at the city prison. She is scheduled for ar raignment In municipal court thus afternoon, at which tune the state .till seek a continuance until au thoril in hear from Min neapolis authorities. Mrs. McCane was arrested last night at the home where she was employed as a nurse. The 2-year old child. Juliet Korth. was being kept at the north side residence of a friend of Mrs. McCane Juliet is a beautiful, blue-eyed child with a mop of curly, blond hair. Police here are said to have con tacted Minneapolis first when the woman husband, Charles H. Mc- Cane. liecame too talkative while with friends one night and men tioned the fart that he and his wife had moved frequently and that she feared the Juvenile court at Minne apolis might be trying to take Juliet from her. Agreement Is Reported He later denied making such a statement. From Minneapolis authorities, police learned that Mrs. McCane. operator of the Midwest hospital there, said to be a 512.000 property, had had custody of Juliet .since soon after the time of her birth. Jan. 23. 1332. The child is the j daughter of Mrs. Elva Elizabeth Korth. Mum r a polls authorities said Mrs. Korth had signed an agreement, i la or verified in juvenile court, giv- ( mg Mrs. McCane the right to bring ; up the child as her own. In October. 1933. according to , M McCane vu subpe-1 naed to appear in the Minneaopiis, juvenile court. She tailed to ap jiear and it developed later that this was because she feared the court might take Juliet from her and reurn the eliild to Mrs. Korth. Chicago First Slop Mrs. McCanes wanderings began then. Accompanied by her hus band. she went first to Chicago, where she stayed one month. She next went to Cincinnati, where she stayed until Jan. 1. From Cincin nati. she came to Indianapolis. She and her husband obtained lodEing in the north side home where the child lias been kept since that time Her husband obtained employment as a salesman and Mrs. McCr.oe went to work as a nurse. Her father. Joseph La Motte. is said to be operating the Minneapolis hospital for her. Juliet believes that Mrs. McCane is laer mother and calls her “Mother" in lisping, baby speech. Happy in the north side home of Mrs. McCanes friend, she plays constantly with Laddie, a big bun dle bulldog, which is as devoted to her as she is to it. Arrested While at Work The child was asleep last night when detectives, after arresting Mrs McCane at her place of em ployment. took her to the north side home When she entered the room where the baby was sleeping, she locked at it a moment, took it in her arms and. tears streaming down her face, said: Oh* I could go to the end of the world with you!" The detectives asked her if she wished the child taken to the juvenile detention home's nursery. She said she wished it left with her iriend. Detectives agreed after first taking the child to headquarters with her mother. Mrs. McCane. whose husiand left the city earlier this week after telling frinds he had obtained fed eral employment in Washington. D. c. is maintaining a steady silence at the prison. She spoke only a little to detectives and was even less communicative to news paper men. ARMY SERGEANT HURT IN AUTO CRASH HERE Victim Burned Severely in Wreck Near Ft. Harrison. Sergrcim Frank Campbell. Ft. Benjamin Harrison, was severely burned about the head and arms last night when an army car in which he was riding was iped on Pendleton pike near Thirtieth street, spun in a ditch and de stroyed by flames. Times Index Bridge 8 Broun 13 Classified 18 Comics 19 Crossword Puzzle 17 Editorial 11 Financial 15 Pegler 13 Quintuplets' Pictures 3 Radio 1... 12 Sports 16. 17 State News 4 Vital Statistics 15 Woman s Pages b, 9 The Indianapolis Times NR A, v*f CO 9U4 SAS- VOLUME 46—NUMBER 77 PRETTY JULIET. 2. CENTER OF UNIQUE CASE . 1 * __ JfiK' WU.:' Shown here playing with "Laddie,” a big, brindle buldog. 2-year old Juliet Korth is the center of an unusual custody case in which Indianapolis police are holding Mrs. Mabel C. N. McCane, 32, buxom Minneapolis nurse, pending word fro mjuvenile. authorities in the Min nesota city Fear Gang War Brewing in Slot Machine Racket Gunfire Looms as Result of Hijackings in City, Is Belief of Observers: Police Not Concerned. The possibility of gang warfare over the slot machine racket, with gunfire and possible death of innocent persons, looms large here. While police officially scoffed at possibility of a slot machine war earlier in the week when The Times revealed hijacking of the illegal gambling devices from private clubs, it was learned beyond dispute today that well-informed detectives fear it and are working against time to try to halt it. These men fear that the owners of the machines will not take their lesses calmly and will try to defend their property. Without any rights in the law, because their machines are illegal, the owners of the gambling devices must turn to force, it is pointed out by those familiar with the under world. Another factor leading those in the know to fear violence is that eight or nine individuals now are reported to be operating in the slot machine racket in this city. With such a large number, the spoils necessarily must be cut down. Police are said to believe that the hijacking may be the work of one of the more ambitious opeiatois. trying to force his rivals from the field. This, it is believed, would lead almost certainly to gunplay The machines in the city are located mostly in private or semi private clubs, beer taverns and pool rooms shunning them for the most part as too liable to draw more attention from the police, already keeping a close scrutiny on such establishments. The machines operating in the county, under a more unified owner ship. are in beer taverns as well as clubs. ARAB-JEWISH RACE RIOTING CONTINUES Moslems Set Fire to Homes of Foes. By United Pres/ CONSTANTINE, Aug. 9.—Race rioting continued sporadically in widely separated quarters of Con stantine today. The firse department was called repeatedly to extinguish blazes set by Arabs in the Jewish quarter. Police and soldiers arrested 144 rioters, of whom two were charged with murder. Mother of 3Awaits Death at Sing Sing; Fate Rests in Hands of Kindly Governor By l nited Press ALBANY, N. Y.. Aug. 9—Within the privacy of his own mind and conscience. Governor Herbert H. Lehman today fought a battle be tween ideals of abstract justice and man’s age-old tenderness for wom an. Upon his decision depended whether the state of New York to night executes a woman in its elec tric chair at Sing Sing prison. In the reception room outside, sat Daniel H. Prior, attorney for Mrs. Anna Antonio, 29, mother of three children, who had her husband killed so she could collect his insur ance. Mr. Prior, white-faced, was determined to see Governor Lehman if it took all day. Governor Lehman seemed just as determined not to see him. Appar ently. he wanted to make his de cision without the eloquent Prior dinning into his ear that the chair's proposed victim was a woman and a mother. Down the Hudson river 125 miles. I behind me loruixan* wans ul Sing Partly cloudy with occasional showers tonight and possibly tomorrow rfiorning; cooler tomorrow. ANTI-ROBIN-SON DISPLAY DENIED Veterans Did Not Leave at Mention of Li’l Arthur, Chief Says. Denial that 400 veterans attend ing a Disabled Veterans of the World War district rally at Ham mond Aug. 4 walked out when Sen ator Arthur R. Robinson’s name was mentioned, was made to The Times today by James E. Fleming, Gary, Veterans of Foreign Wars state judge advocate. A story from Hammond in The Times Aug. 6 referred to the re ported incident as occurring during an address by Mr. Fleming before a group of approximately 3.000 vet erans in a Hammond park. Mr. Fleming said that when the speaking program began, the serv ing of beer was stopped. Some members of a drum and bugle corps vociferously demanded more beer and began playing, "How Dry I Am,” he said, nearly drowning out Mayor Charles O. Schonert, Ham mond. the first speaker. Six of the noisiest veterans were requested to leave the meeting, and these were the only persons leaving the gathering, Mr. Fleming said. The disturbance was moderated during Mr. Fleming's address, he said, in which he praised President Roosevelt as a friend of the vet erans. He said one of the six asked to leave the meeting was president of a "Robinson-for-Senator” club, KIDNAP SCARE PROVES FALSE: GIRL, 2, HOME Police Squads Spring Into Hunt on West Side. Police squads had a few moments of feverish activity in the west side today on a false report that Loretta Thompson. 2. of 860 South Holmes avenue, had been kidnaped from a garage in the rear of her home. The child had been taken for a walk by a neighbor and was re turned to her mother. Mrs. Myrtle Thompson, within thirty minutes of the time police were notified of the •kidnaping." Sing, Mrs. Antonio lay stretched across her cot in a death cell, her eyes open, but giving no other in diaction she was alive. Presently, a prison barber would renew the shaved spot, on her head for the electrode, where the hair had grown out again after it was first shaved several weeks ago when Gov ernor Lehman's last-minute renrieve postponed her death. In an adjourning room, a matron laid out her trousseau for her grisly marriage to the chair—a cot ton dress, a pair of slippers, a brassiere, a pair of black stockings. The yellow-walled execution chamber was made ready. The chair was tested. Its last woman victim was Mrs. Ruth Snyder, who died with her paramour. Judd Gray, for the murder of her husband. Al bert. At that time, the then Gov ernor Alfred E. Smith, was ada mant to all pleas, legal and humani tarian. Now Governor Lehman faced the decision. He has made many :n tuis Lleuine. Asa Wall Street bank INDIANAPOLIS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 9,1934 SILVER IS NATIONALIZED BY U. S. IN DRAMATIC MONETARY MOVE ROBINSON, OLD DIAMOND HERO, DIES SUDDENLY Beloved ‘Uncle Wilbert’ One of Games Most Colorful. ! By United Press ATLANTA. Ga„ Aug. 9.—Wilbert Robertson, baseball player and man ager, died here last night. From | coast to coast millions of Americans who grew up in the lore of the diamond, mourned the passing of ; one of the game’s most colorful I and beloved heroes. Death was caused by a brain hemorrhage. He was 70 last I June 29. "Uncle Wilbert,” last veteran of the legendary Baltimore Orioles, carried to his death bed the flair for the dramatics and the heroic that endeared him to baseball loving America. He slipped in his bathtub, landing on his head. Taken to the hospi tal, he sensed from anxious faces that death was tapping on his shoulder. "None of that stuff,” he said. "I’m too tough to die.” Age had softened him up, and he died smiling with Mrs. Robinson i holding his hand. One of Greatest Catchers His active baseball career ended in 1930, when he stepped out of the presidency and management of the Broklyn Dodgers—after a long and bitter feud with internal factions in the club. One of the greatest catchers and strategists the game has known, he worked his way up through the toughest of baseball schools, to be ; come one of three presidents who have been active players—the other two being Clark Griffith of the Washington Senators and the late Christy Mathewson. Born in Hudson, Mass., he man aged an amateur baseball team at the age of 13. In 1886 he was sold by the Haverhill (Mass.) profes sional team to the Philadelphia Athletics of the old American Asso ciation. From there he went to the Baltimore Orioles, with whom he was identified until 1911, except for brief periods. Called by McGraw In 1911, John McGraw called him to the Giants as coach and three years later he became manager of the Brooklyn club. There for seventeen years the colorful "Uncle Robbie” wove the glamour of a jo vial personality and keen sense of baseball strategy into star players and pennants. Twice his teams won the National League flag—in 1916 and 1920—and twice again, in 1924 and 1928, they were within a hair’s breadth of win ning. But in good seasons or bad, i the Robins w r ere the most colorful 1 club in baseball. Taking new re i cruits and broken-down veterans, "Robbie” created patchwork in : fields and broken-down outfields ; that staggered repeatedly to within a hand’s reach of the pennant. Neither John McGraw nor Con nie Mack were regarded as Robin i son’s superior at master-minding, . but he preferred to let his men play the game as it came, and de | veloped, as a result, as strange a 1 collection of athletes as baseball or any other game has known. Wife at Bedside In 1930, the long feud in the Brooklyn front office that had plagued him on and off the field, broke over his head for the last time. "Uncle Robbie” retired to duck hunting at Dover Hall Club, Brunswick, Ga. He had been presi dent of the Dodgers since 1925 and manager since 1914. Circumstances of the bath room accident Wednesday afternoon were not clearly revealed. Physicians be lieved a brain hemorrhage had caused the fall, in which he broke his arm. His wife, Mary, went to the hos pital with him, but later returned home, thinking the broken arm was his only injury. She was hur riedly called back, just before he died. They had no children. er he was called upon to make deci sion which meant the profit or loss of millions. But now a life was at stake; more important, the life of a woman and a mother. Governor Lehman's long service as governor and lieutenant governor has been characterized by a stern and idealistic approach to official duties. To save Mrs. Antonio by commuting her death sentence to life imprisonment, he would have to over-rule three courts and a Opposed to his active official con science, is a gentle, tender nature. He is known to his friends as a devoted family man, an idealistic admirer of womankind. He is not the politician type. The question of Mrs. Antonio's life or death was placed in Governor Lehmans hands yesterday after Supreme Court Justice O. Byron Brewster at Elizabethtown dismissed her plea for anew trial on the basis of new evidence. His decision closed every legal ave nue of escape from the chair for Mrs. Antonio. New Deal Here to Stay, Says Roosevelt, Pledging Prosperity President Hurls Challenging Defiance at His Critics in Wisconsin Speech; Old Order Is Gone For ever, He Declares. By United Press GREEN BAY, Wis., Aug. 9. —President Roosevelt pro jected the New Deal to great objectives today in a challeng ing defiance to his critics, pledging a multiplication of na tional wealth in which all may share. Thousands of north country men and women—farmers, business men and their families—whooped an enthusiastic response to Mr. Roosevelt’s words. OCEAN FLIERS REAGHJLONDON Daring Pair Forced Down in Attempt to Set Dis tance Mark. By United Press LONDON, Aug. 9.—Leonard G. Reid and J. R. Ayling, attempting a non-stop flight from Ontario to Bagdad, landed at Heston airdrome at 6 p. m. today (11 p. m. Indianap olis time). The flyers completed a successful crossing of the Atlantic but their at tempt to set anew world non-stop distance record was spoiled. They had been in the air approxi mately thirty-one hours since leav ing Wasaga Beach, Ont., early yes terday. After landing at Heston, near London, the fliers took off almost immediately for Hatfield airdrome, about twenty miles northwest of here. ACCUSED OF POSING AS TIMES EMPLOYE Police Allege Man Made False Collections. Accused of pretending to be a representative of The Indianapolis Times and collecting dimes from persons induced to sign a petition for “reduction of utility rates,” Frank Trowbridge, 58, of 1513 De loss street, today was held to the grand jury. He was arrested yesterday after he is alleged to have solicited money from several persons in the vicinity of the 1000 block, South Meridian street. Trowbridge, who pleaded not guilty, told Municipal Judge Dewey Myers a man named “Black” in the K. of P. building employed him to make the solicitation and told him to use the name of The Times to “make it easier.” He said he had not seen Black in several weeks. The Times never has authorized any one to use its name in circulat ing petitions or collection of money for utility rate fights, and has no representatives circulating petitions. FEENEY CONFERS WITH GOVERNOR ON RADIO Report Current That McNutt Will Give Funds. Final steps toward consummation of the state police radio project were taken today when A G. Fee ney, state safety director, and a committee from the Indiana State Bankers’ Association conferred with Governor Paul V. McNutt. No announcement of action taken at the meeting was made, but it was reported that the Governor agreed to supply funds to augment the $37,000 raised by the bankers’ association. M'NUTT TO WELCOME ROOSEVELT IN CHICAGO Governor Will Ride to Ft. Wayne With President. Governor Paul V. McNutt was scheduled to leave early this aft ernoon for Chicago to confer with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who is returning to the national capitol from a trip to the north west. The President will be accompa nied by Governor McNutt from Chi cago to Ft. Wayne. From there, the Governor will leave tomorrow for French Lick to attend the In diana Democratic Editorial Asso ciation meeting. U. S. AID SOUGHT IN LIFTING MARTIAL LAW Minneapolis Employers Move in Truck Strike. By United Press MINNEAPOLIS. Aug. 9 —Employ ers in the strike of 6.000 truck driv ers today asked three federal judges to order termination of martial law in Minneapolis. Attorneys for the employers argued that civil authority had been subordinated to the will of Governor Bloyd B. Olson under martial law in violation of the Consul uuwfc He said that the old econ omy of tooth and claw is gone; that all who read the times aright know this coun try has seen the last of the old order. Speaking in the heart of progres sive movement, Mr. Roosevelt defied his political and economic oppo nents. He counselled them to look in the minds of the Average man and woman for confidence in the future. As Mr. Roosevelt spoke to some 40,000 persons jammed together be fore him news wires from Washing ton flashed to the press the latest New Deal move; silver is national ized at 50.01 cents an ounce. Concluding his speech shortly after 10 a. m. (Indianapolis time), the presidential party left Bayside Park on the last lap of a journey which skirted the Atlantic coast, half-spanned the Pacific and led finally through the drought-tortured farm lands at home. Observers counted today’s ad dress a political success. Presi dential attaches were content. The President left as he came, smil ing. Wisconsin ‘‘Sounding Board” The schedule is almost completed; Chicago briefly late today and to morrow, Washington. Politicians read strategy into the President’s careful avoidance in Green Bay of any mention of the silver nationalization which was announced in Washington as he spoke. It appeared to be Mr. Roosevelt’s purpose to make Wisconsin the sounding board for an appeal to the common man to ignore the warn ings of calamity heard in the mid west as the national campaign moves into high. Announcement of silver nationali zation here would have buried under layers of words the promise Mr. Roosevelt brought of more of every thing for everybody. Mr. Roosevelt defied those who complain that the nation lacks confidence. He bluntly warned that the New Deal is here to stay and will move forward, not retreat. La Follette Is Praised "There is no lack of confidence,” the President said, “on the part of those business men, farmers and workers who clearly read the signs of the times. Sound economic im provement comes from improved conditions of the whole population and not the small fraction thereof. "Those who measure confidence in this country in the future must look first to the average citizen.” Honest business is secure, Mr. Roosevelt assured his audience in de claring that the methods employed in seeking social justice would not “rob Peter to pay Paul.” His words—especially his unex pected direct reference in support of Senator Bob La Follette and Ryan Duffy—brought cheers from the crowd. His voice trembled with emotion as he bore down on the purposes and objectives of the New Deal. His face was sparkling with en thusiasm as he stood on a high, flag-draped platform under a big shade tree and carried into the stronghold of progressiveism, that last mesage before his return to the national capitol. Cab Driver Charged With Knifing Harry Carr, 44, ot 244 South La Salle street, cab driver, is under arrest today as the result of a com plaint by John Pfennig. 21, of 3002 Ruckle street, that Carr had cut him with a knife in an argument last night, Carr was charged with assault and battery. Keep Up With the Times by Reading Your Times Keeping up with The Times is one way of keeping up with the world. Another striking group of pictures of the famous Dionne quin tuplets are on page three of this newspaper. Thousands of Indian apolis readers have lauded The Times for these exclusive photo graphs of the world's most famous babies. The drought that has kept the midwest in its grip for the bet ter half of the summer shows no signs of letting up. In today’s Times, every effort is made to “cover" the story perfectly. On page four of this edition is a story of President Roosevelt's efforts to help the drught-ridden area. Russia has entered the family of nations once mort. William Phillip Simms tells about it on page ten. On page six you will find a comprehensive account of the na tional housing act. And all through the rest of this newspaper are stories and de partments of interest to both young and old. Keep up with The Times. Entered as Second-Class Matter at Postoffice. Indianapolis, Ind. HEAT ADDS TO DISASTER TOLL IN ARID ZONE 1,000 Dead in Drought Area, Is Estimate: Mer cury at New Heights. By United Press CHICAGO. Aug. 9.—A blinding, beating sun that already has taken merciless toll among crops and hu man lives, today spread new havoc over broad stretches of the nation. Except in scattered sections there were not even scant hopes of escape for suffering millions. At noon, government weather forecasters were resigned to another day of blistering heat. Tempera tures were mounting rapidly in thirty states and the only prospects of showers were in Ohio. Even there they were expected to provide only meager solace. Official government teperatures at 11 o'clock were: Chicago, 93: Kansas City, 99; Des Moines, 93; Omaha, 3; Toledo, 90; Newark, N. J„ 80; Detroit, 82. Death followed the sun across the stricken territory. A toll of more than 1,000 human lives, taken by three months of almost uninter rupted heat, grew with every hour. Hospitals in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Wichita and dozens of other metropolitan areas were filled with protrated sufferers. Unofficial ly, it was estimated that more than 250 persons died of heat induced heart failure in twenty-four hours. The hard-baked earth, radiating stored up heat in shimmering waves, aided the sun in boosting temperatures even above those of yesterday, w r hen all time records fell from Louisiana to California. At Ottumwa, la., a high pressure area drifting down from Canada offered little hope that yesterday’s 115 degrees—highest recorded in 115 years—would not be surpassed. Omaha saw the mercury simmer again toward the 110 degree mark. It was 108 yesterday in Kansas City, Mo., 109 in Topeka, Kan., 106 in St. Louis and Lincoln, Neb., 110 in Des Moines and 108 at Spring field, 111.—another all time record. Toll Is Terrific Today threatened to bring even more intolerable conditions at vir tually every point. Through the great wheat and corn belt—across Illinois, Wiscon sin, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Mis souri, Kansas, Nebraska —the toll in crop damage was terrific. Experts say it has passed $2,000,- 000,000 this year. The last seven days have dashed virtually every hope that the broil ing countryside might recover, even with a period of real gully-washers, from six months of drought. In the week temperatures ran from 5 to 30 degrees above normal. Over eight states the temperature averaged close to 100 degrees, and in many places never fell below that mark. Rain fell only locally and so lightly as to be of no value. Thunderstorms and high winds touched Minnesota and North Da kota in the last two days, but re vival of wilted corn was impossible. The government forecast yester day of the smallest cotton crop since 1896, coupled with an almost panicky increase in grain prices, was an index to the alarm felt in agricultural circles. Cooler Weather Forecast The low pressure field which brought a rebirth of the heat w r ave to the midwest today raised the temperature to 90 degrees at noon. Cooler weather sweeping down from the northwest is expected to reach here tomorrow. Occasional showers are forecast for tonight and possibly tomorrow morning. Hourly Temperatures 6a. m 77 10 a. m 85 7a. m 73 11 a. m 88 8 a. m 81 12 (noon).. 90 9 a. m 83 1 p. m 92 HOME EDITION PRICE TWO CENTS Outside Marion County. 3 Cents Roosevelt Authorizes Step by Executive Order to Nation. NOT INFLATION ACTION Move Permits Government to Save Money in Pur chase Plan. Bu United Press WASHINGTON, Aug. 9. President Roosevelt today ra tionalized silver in a dramatic monetary policy move which gives the government com plete ownership of gold and silver—the precious metals backing the nation’s currency. Bv executive order and proclama tion, all silver in the nation with a few exceptions was ordered turned over to the mints. Gold already is in government vaults under a sim ilar nationalization order. Nationalization in brief, is gov ernment ownership of all silver stocks in the country. The move permits the government to save money in its silver purchase plan under the requirements of the silver policy act of the last con gress requiring a build up of silver reserves to a 1 to 3 ratio with gold. Silver nationalization immediate ly was applauded by congressional monetary leaders who warned, how ever, that the move was in no sense a currency inflation maneuver. 31orgenthou Gives Explanation By its absolute grip on silver as well as gold, the administration is believed to be attempting to in crease its monetary stocks. Treasury officials estimated that there are between 150,000,000 and 200.000,000 ounces of silver in the United States at present, of which 45,000,000 are in depositories rec ognized by the silver exchange. Silver was nationalized at 50.01 cents an ounce. Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr. explained that the fixed price will save the government money by not requir ing it to buy silver at rising specu lative market prices. Silver was quoted at 49.5 cents an ounce in New York shortly before the treas ury flashed the silver nationaliza tion order, effective today. The market price has been rising steadily. Silver under the order must be turned over to government mints within ninety days. Payments will be made in standard silver dollars, silver certificates or in other cur rency. Silver ore and fabricated silver is exempted. New Mined Silver Exempt Newly mined silver also is exempt, the treasury continuing to pay 63 cents an ounce for it. Mr. Morgenthau explained that under the 1934 silver purchase act, the treasury would be unable to pay more than 50 cents an ounce and had the quotations risen, the secre tary would have been unable to con trol the silver market. Financial circles here attributed the move to control silver, the same as is already in effect for gold, as an important step toward what President Roosevelt termed the or ganization of a currency system that will be “sound and adequate,” and which contemplates a large issuance of currency which ultimately will be based upon three-fourths gold and one-fourth silver. The effect of the nationalization is to give the government absolute control of all domestic silver stocks. It is aimed to prevent passible sales by domestic sources in foreign markets should prices have gone above the 50-cent per ounce limit attached to the treasury’s powers. Thomas Lauds Move The executive order also exempts foreign and domestic silver coins, ore, foreign government owned sil ver, silver owned by foreign central banks and manufactured silver ar ticles. The mints under the order will deduct 61 and 8-25 per cent of the silver recived for seignorage, which is expected to give the treasury a slight profit on the forced silver transactions. Mr. Morgenthau explained that the nationalization order, which exempts newly mined silver, was on the theory of eminent domain, which gives the government powers to condemn it. This was regarded as the explanation of how the treasury was able to peg the price at 50.1 cents an ounce instead of 50, the limit at which Mr. Morgen thau said could be paid on all sil ver. Senator Elmer D. Thomas 1 Dem., Okla.), inflationist leader, hailed the nationalization order as “a very necessary move to carry out the policy outlined by congress.” "I believe it will have a far-reach ing effect and be of vast assistance to the administration in adjusting our monetary policy to regulate th# buying value of the dollar.” he added. Mr. Thomas recently criticised Secretary Morgenthau for not pro ceeding vigorously with the silver purchase policy adopted by the seventy-third congress. $2,600 Is Loot in Bank Raid By United Press TAUNTON. Minn.. Aug. 9.—Two youthful bandits robbed the Farmers and Merchants bank of $2,600 here late yesterday and escaped in a car with stolen license £lau*.