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OCT. 29, 1934
STENOGRAPHIC ACCOUNT OF RALLY SHOWS HOW M’NUTT ROUTED QUESTIONING FOES Queries on Brick Paving Purchases and Other Mooted Topics Are Answered Readily by Governor. Vicious campaign rumors concerning the state admin istration were answered by Governor Paul V. McNutt in an open forum held at a Democratic rally Wednesday night in Broad Ripple. The Times herewith presents its own steno graphic report of the questions, propounded by members of the audience, and the answers of the Governor. GOVERNOR M ’ N 1' TT: Have you any question you want to ask on taxes? QUEST ION: What is the reduction per hundred in Washington township for next year? GOVERNOR: I can't answer that question. I haven't the record. EVAN'S WOOLEN: Fifty cents on a hundred. GOVERNOR: Well, how about that! Think of a $6,000,000 reduc tion—that is a reduction of 33 1 3 per cent in the property taxes in thus year. QUESTION: Property has been depreciated so that the taxes are down. GOVERNOR: Wait a minute. There are two factors in determin ing taxation: the assessment and the rate. You raise the assessment, you can lower the rate; you lower the assessment, you can raise the rate. What are you interested in, assess ments or the rate or the amount you pay? Are you interested in the amount you pay? Isn't it the amount you pay that counts? Well, the amount is a third less. Let's not get phoney in your argument. You just can't get away from that. And that is what counts to the taxpayer, counts to me when I go up to pay my taxes. Shouts ‘Scandal’ Questions QUESTION: Governor. I have about four questions I would like to, ask along the scandal line. GOVERNOR: Shoot. QUESTION: That is. if you will assure me that I won’t be annihil ated like I would be in Clark county. GOVERNOR: You won't be. Go ahead. QUESTION: Is it true that you bought $37,000 worth of furniture for the state house from your polit ical friend. Bowman Elder? GOVERNOR: I didn't buy any thing from anybody. Now, let me tell you something. The purchas ing departments of the state have just one set of instructions. That is, they take the low bid and. all things being equal, it goes to the Indiana bidder. Now let me tell you something else. Do you think that rule is not enforced? Why should I let the con tract for state printing to one of my bitterest political enemies? I did. Why? Because they had the low bid., I defy you to find anything wrong | with any buy that has been made by the purchasing department! Their books are open. Shoot again. What is the next one? QUESTION: is it true that Mr. Elder bought this furniture from the low bidder, delivering this same furniture to the state at the high bid? GOVERNOR: The answer is “No.’’ Concerning Brick Paving QUESTION: Question No. 3: Is it not true that you forced the using of brick in a state road over the protest of the highway commission, its engineers, and over 75 per cent of the people adjoining the road? And is it further true that your father is attorney for the company furnishing this brick? GOVERNOR: All right. The an swer is NO all the way along the line. Now then. I want to talk about that. Indiana is the seventh state in the Uqion in clay products. Brick is a recoghized paving material. The plants in all of these towns have; been closed down. They have never had a show under the other high-' way commission. And I said this: At least 8 per cent of the new roads built should be brick, in order to give the people of the state some employment. Now, let me tell you something else. I don't belong to the cement trust and never will. If you want to go out along the national road be tween here and Cumberland, you will see anew stretch we had to lay; this year. Do you know what we had i to do with the old cement road? We buried it on either side of the road. Do you know how long that had been down? Ten years. Now. I will show you a brick road, the first brick of which was laid by Sam Ral ston during his first year as gover nor. It has been down twenty years, and it was in better shape at the end of twenty years than that ce ment road that we buried was at the end of ten. Wants Money's Worth Now, nobody can tell me that we aren't entitled to lay some brick road just to see what kind of road is best for our money. Now, then you talk about the plants that got the brick. Do you know who they belong to? One of them belongs to the Republican na tional executive committee woman of this state and her brother, and the other belongs to another Re publican family. There is not a Democrat connected with it. And. as far as I know, my father has no connection with it. I know he does n’t own any stock. O. K. Shoot again. QUESTION: Question No. 4: Is it true that your family and your) wife's family own the insecticide company which sold a large amount of its products to the state? GOVERNOR: O. K The Cantol Wax Company was formed in 1910. It sells goods in every state in the Union and most countries in the world. It has been in business a long time. It is an Indiana corporation. I at one time was an officer. After my election and before I took office. I resigned as an officer and disposed of all my stock. I don't own a pen ny’s worth of it. There are at least fifty people in Indiana who are stockholders, most of whom are not i related to me in any way. And I have said that any Indiana com-1 pany that has good goods can come m and bid and if they are the low bidder, they get the business. Now then, if they can find a single thing wrong with any purchase made by the state, I want to have the in formation and I will see to it that it is made right. Challenge Is Hurled Put your finger on a single thing that is wrong. Let me tell you some thing, and everybody else. If any body will bring me any evidence of any dishonesty or graft or under handed dealings on the part of any state employe, I will see to it that j employe is prosecuted to the full ex tent of the law, and immediately, no 1 exception. j I have had them come in to me. I and I told a man the other day ; that represented one of the largest banks in Chicago all the money in the bank couldn't buy his way into any place in Indiana. GOVERNOR: Do you want to know about the Two Per Cent Club? (Calls from audience: "Yes.") GOVERNOR: You want to know about the Two Per Cent Club. Now, we are all practical people, and we know that it takes money to run political organizations. What do you think the Republican organization has been running on? Wind? They may have sounded like it, but I give you niv word that is not true. I said when I came into office: "We are not going to shake the hat under anybody that we would expect fa vors from or who might expect fa vors from Indiana.” Recalls 240 Ter Cent Club I said: "We are going to pay our bills with money openly and vol untarily contributed by party mem bers.” And I will show you what I wanted to prevent. I have here in my hand an excerpt from the con gressional record of campaign con tributions made to the campaign fund of one Herbert Hoover in 1928. Now listen! Jeremiah Millbank dropped in $25,000 when they passed the hat. He got a tax refund of $891,443. John N. Willys, of Willys- Overland, dropped in $25,000; he got $677,567 back and got appointed am bassador to Poland. The Timken Brothers, of Timken j bearings, must have been a little short that day, they dropped in $10,000; got back $370,131. The Van- Sweringen boys, the railroad boys in Cleveland, must have shaken the hat in front of them, dropped in $65,000; they got back $353,634. And the Rockerfellers, John D- and John D., Jr., dropped in $25,000 and got back—do my eyes deceive me!—sß.- 545.000. Herbert Strauss. $25,000: gets back $86,736. The treasurer of the Republican national committee, $25,000; gets back $83,669. Harvey Firestone, of Firestone tires, $25,000; gets back $2,960,000. Charlie Havden, $25,000; gets back $1,876,000. George Baker, the New York banker, $20,000; gets back $100,000,000. For every dollar those twenty-four American millionaires contributed to the cam paign fund of Herbert Hoover, they got tax refunds of $240 paid by; the federal government. That is the 240 Per Cent Club. Not a 2 Per Cent Club Now, in the first place, the Two Per Cent Club is not a Two Per Club. The payments made there do not average to exceed 1 per cent. And, of course, really when you look back at the record, you must come to the conclusion that the Demo crats are just pikers in this matter, because we have the letters that were sent out in 1932 when the Re publicans were in power. The Re publican state employes—let me ! read a line regarding the amount j of the pledge. They have stated that: "It has been suggested that a reasonable amount for employes of the various departments of the gov- j rrnment in the state house would be 5 per cent of one year's salary." Five! per cent for one election! Then they cry their eyes out about the Hoosier Democrat Club. Records are all open and above board. They are there. No man or woman has been com- J pelled to join. Those memberships; are voluntary. They are trying to do their part to keep the bills of the organization paid. Have you any other questions along that line, gossip or otherwise. They say I own a brewery—Shoot. Have they circulated the story out here that I own a brewery? Answers from the audience. "Yes.” Denies Owning Brewery GOVERNOR: Some places they say it is two 'breweries. Now, isn'tl that a fine thing to say about a former superintendent of a Metho dist Sunday school? I am afraid the brethren would disown me. Well, if you want to know the truth. I do not own now, i never have owned, I don't suppose I ever will own any interest of any kind in any organi zation, corporation or partnership or enterprise having to do with the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor.' Is that enough for you? They, call me "the traveling gov- j ernor.’’ Well, I have been invited to speak in every state in the United j States during this last year. I have- ; n't gone everywhere. Gene to some ! of them. Why? Because I am proud to tell the rest of the world about! Indiana, and I don't think it does Indiana any harm. Let me tell you something else, whenever I leave the state, i can come back. That is more than some of my Republican predecessors could do. JACOB WEISS: Tell them about the traveling expenses. GOVERNOR: Jake wants to know about the traveling expenses. It has been circulated that I pay for these out of the contingent fund. No, I pay them out of my own pocket. Contingent fund is open. Do you think they would not have paraded it if it had been there? No. The j records are open and aboveboard.! FIRST LADIES DON’T WASTE WORDS lit' Although separated by only a few feet at the opening of the annual Girl Scouts’ convention in Boston, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Mrs. Herbert Hoover, present and past first laides of the land, respec tively, failed to shew any signs of friendship, their conversation being limited to essential courtesies. Mrs. Roosevelt, shown seated at the left of Mrs. Frederick Edey, national president, succeeded Mrs. Hoover (right) as the honorary head of the Girl Scouts. | Any other gossip? Let's get rid of ; it all while we are at it. i QUESTION: Are you a million aire, Governor? Says He’s Not Rich GOVERNOR: It was stated one place I have $125,000 deposited in : Chicago; another one said $225,000. j what money I have, and it is not much, is deposited in Indiana banks, and every penny that is in there I earned honestly. It is not much, be cause when these folks that come in talk about financial institutions, come in with a hard luck story, I can match it. When they talk about a bank blowing up in your face, I can tell them about the one that blew up in mine, when they tell me about paying the assessment on their stock, I can tell them what I had to do the day before Christmas 1932—and it came at a tough time. When they talk to me about build ing and loan stock, I can tell them I have some, too, and haven’t been able to get a penny out of it. But it is all there. That is silly gossip. The lives and fortunes of our citi zens are at stake in this campaign and they resort to that stuff. What I want to do, my fellow citizens, is just get these things all cleared away so we can go ahead with the business of government. What I have done tonight I have done in every community in which I have spoken, thrown the door entirely wide for questions, and as long as they wanted to ask them I stood there and answered them. Up in Starke county the other night they asked them for so long, I finally went around and sat down on the table and we had a town meeting. Tells of Prison Conditions QUESTION: How about the pris on at Michigan City? GOVERNOR: I said I had made some mistakes up there. I didn't clean house enough. And I put my finger exactly on the blame—guards inherited from the Leslie adminis tration. QUESTION: what are their names? GOVERNOR: You know their names. Furthermore, we aren't through with that thing yet, either; don't think for a minute we are. We are not going to say what we are going to do until we are all ready to | shoot, but I am not going to quit j until we do find the end of it, not j once. Let me tell you something about the state institutions. I have heard their talk. They said I put politics into the state institutions, I did, eh? Wish you would see what I found when I came. Eighteen out of twenty-one superintendents Repub lican, 86 per cent of the employes Republicans. Ed Jackson put them in politics and Harry Leslie kept them there. All I am doing is toi even up. even up, that is all. QUESTION: What about the deaf school? GOVERNOR: What about the deaf school? I left one there. I am not entirely happy about it, either, if you want to know the truth about it. Any man or woman who had demonstrated real capacity ir. his j job was left on that job. Why do j you think I kept Cap Howard, who' is out here at the penal farm, a dyed-in-the-wool Republican? Why j do you suppose I kept Dr. Bahr at j central hospital, or Millikan at the hospital in Madison? Why? There ! have been no changes made except for the better. Let me tell you some thing— Defends Appointments QUESTION: who did you put at Butlerville? GOVERNOR: Dan McCauley. QUESTION: Is he fitted for a job like that? GOVERNOR: He certainly is. Who do you suppose they had at i the head of all that instution in the days before, an institution for the : treatment of the feeble minded? I' put a doctor at the head of that in- j stitution; they put Republican pol iticians. QUESTION: Is Dan McCauley a doctor? GOVERNOR: He is not the head of the institution. Dr. Dunham is the superintendent. QUESTION: what is McCauley's capacity then? Flays Hostile Press GOVERNOR: He is Dunham's assistant. But the superintendent, the man who is responsible to me and to his board is Dr. Dunham. He is the boss. Anything else. Frankly, my fellow citizens, you know what we have been up against in the state of Indiana, not for the last two years, but for the last half century, a bitter, partisan, hostile press. They don't print the good things about Indiana in Indiana. The rest, WANTED JEWELRY Watchea, Chain*. Rings, Gold Troth. Cash paid immediately. Bring to Standard Gold Smelting Cos. 423 Lemcke Bldg.. 4th Floor Entrance 106 East Market St. THE INDIANAPOLIS TIMES |of the country knows more of the j good things in Indiana than they do ) right here. QUESTION: What about the In dianapolis Star? GOVERNOR: They talk about | this business of prison administra ) tion. Why do you think the New j York Herald Tribune asked me to ! come to New York to talk to them j about fitting the penalty to the I criminal. They worked a shenanigan I on me—sold the manuscript to the ; Washington post and the Minneap- Solis Journal, besides using it them selves. Any other questions? Now then, my fellow citizens, what *you to do is this. I want you to compare your situation now with what it was two years ago. Now, they don’t talk about what they have in their platform. They are afraid to. I have analyzed what it would mean. If the Repub lican party were to carry out its state platform, it would mean one or the other of two things, either a 5 per cent sales tax plus the ruin of municipal functions, the destruc tion of credit, the doing away with poor relief, the ruin of our institu tions of higher learning, the ruin of our benevolent and penal institu tions, the violation of the contract with every member of the teachers’ retirement fund, the violation of the contract for the World war mem orial, or it would mean a 12 per cent sales tax on the people of this state. Do you want that? I would just like to have our folks visit some of our surrounding states and take a look at how the sales tax operates. rians Tax Study Now, let me tell you other things. I have no pride in forms. I am in terested in two things: To reduce the cost of government and make an equitable distribution of the burden. And I have said that as soon as this election is over, I am going to form a committee consisting of a repre sentative from labor and a repre sentative from the farmers, a rep resentative from the retail mer chants and a representative from the manufacturers and two or three representatives from just the folks and some from the senate and some from the house; and I want that committee to sit down and take a look at what has happened under our tax system; want them to compare it with what has happened elsewhere all the way around us. Then if anybody has a better system to offer, I will be the first one to take it. I don’t know whether I have it here or not. Here is a newspaper article that was circulated all over the state of lowa and here is the heading on it—just to show you they tell more of the truth in lowa about Indiana than we can get our newspapers to tell here. "Indiana points the way.” That is this news paper article published in practic ally every paper in that state. Here is the way they start out: “In sharp contrast to the chaotic tax system of lowa, the state of In diana comes forward with a definite suggestion to bring about still fur ther improvement in its method of securing needed tax revenues.” Then he winds up with this para graph: "Contrast this forward look ing plan of Indiana with the lowa situation.” All right, contrast the Indiana plan with any situation in the United States of America today. Speaks of Roosevelt QUESTION: Is there any friction between you and the President? GOVERNOR: I have heard that story. I don’t parade the relations that I have with the President of the United States. Newspaper boys asked where I was two weeks ago Sunday. I went, on his invitation, to talk to him about the Indiana situation. I will bring you a message if you want it. Franklin Delano Roosevelt wants Sherman Minton elected United States Senator. If you want to know how the re lation is, I have talked to the White House every day for the last three weeks. If you want to know how the personal relation is, come in and look at his picture on my desk and see what he says on it. I don't par ade those things. I have known the President of the United States for a long time. He is my personal friend. I admire him. I will go through Hades for him. I will be a delegate to the national convention in 1936 that renominates him for President of the United States. g breathe now!” QUICK PREVENT for stuffy head many colds ‘FINISH FIGHTS' LOOM IN TWO COUNTYRACES Democrats, G. 0. P. Battle for Victory in Jay and Lake. Editor's Note—Because of the tens* ; political battles beinr wared in the j northern and eastern sections of the state, The Indianapolis Times sent Arch Steinel, veteran staff member, to observe the situation in Lake, Jay and Rand dolph counties. What he found is told in this article. BY ARCH STEINEL Times Staff Writer Heavy oratorical mortars and , much momentary ammunition have , been mobilized in two politically j important sections of Indiana— j Lake county on the north and Jay ; and Randolph counties on the east ; —for a do or die struggle between I Democrats and Republicans for vic tory at the polls Nov. 6. Portland—Jay county seat, is witnessing a political combat which has both parties vouching for no i more than a majority of from 200 : to 400 for their candidates. Lake—County seat, Crown Point ! —is watching tour mayoralty races | that bid fair to leave both Repub licans and Democrats out of check stubs, winded and ready to run up a white flag during the administra tion of the victors. Overshadowing state issues—the beer law, the "Stop McNutt” drive and the "Back Roosevelt” appeal— are the mayoralty races in Gary, Hammond, Whiting and East Chi cago. Gang Murders Provide Fuel Gang murders and the attempted assassination of a princeling among the Gary bookmakers have nailed “Clean up Gary” banners to the po litical band wagons of both may oralty candidates. L. B. Clayton, Democrat, and John Holloway, Re publican. Gary’s Negro vote does lip-service to the Republican machine. The Polish and other foreign elements are pinfeathers of the Democratic rooster, though a few of the for eign-born have been plucked by the G. O. P. Unbiased political observers give Gary to the Republicans, hand Whiting to the G. O. P. and term East Chicago a “horse race,” with Hammond likely to enter the Demo cratic mayoralty column. With the southern section of the county Democratic and the Crown Point area peeved at the Democrats, it is considered a tossup as to whether Lake county will quit its Democratic roost to return to the Republican fold. Nejdl-Sohl Race Close James Nedjl, Whiting brick manu facturer, for sixteen years in the state legislature for the G. O. P. and at one time president pro tem of the senate, is attempting to re gain his seat with Raymond Sohl. Dyer publisher, gaining ground against him because of Mr. Nejdl’s inability, through illness, to carry on an active campaign. Both senatorial candidates are liberals of the first-water. Mr. Sohl is a frank supporter of an Indiana pari-mutuel bill to legalize horse- ■ race betting. Hopping over to Jay county, in the east section of the state, an ob server finds Portland with abundant party autos and party liquor. With the G. O. P. holding only the county clerk’s and county as sessor’s office, the Democratic ma chine has an organization advan tage giving it an edge in the coming election. Democratic leaders, however, are worried over a possible secession from the ranks by dissatisfied farmers. Hit by Farm Revolt Dr. Frederick Schenk, New Cory don. Jay state representative run ning for re-election, is suffering from the farm revolt, it is said. Re publicans declare their farm gains have been due to failure of the doo tor to support proper farm legisla tion. President Roosevelt carried Jay county by a 1,600 majority. Oppo sition to the state administration has cut deep into this majority and the most optimistic Democratic leaders claim only a 400-ballot mar gin of victory for the ticket. Linked closely with Jay county and the majority given the Demo cratic ticket is the fate of the joint senator race, in which M. W. Nich ols, Winchester. Randolph county, Republican, and Bert Woodbury, Union City, Randolph county, Dem ocrat. oppose each other. The winner will represent both Jay and Randolph counties in the state senate. Woodbury Backers Optimistic Mr. Woodbury's managers claim that, given an eight-hundred vote majority in Jay county, he will win the senate race through his own ballot-getting ability in Randolph county. Former Randolph county prosecu tor, Mr. Woodbury has the distinc tion of being the only Democrat; elected to the prosecutor's office in the history of the county. He served as mayor of Union City from 1915 through 1918. In turn. Republican managers of Mr. Nichols’ campaign say he will go out of Randolph county with a 2.000 lead which will not be erased j by the Democratic ballots in Jay j county strongholds. Mr. Woodbury was selected to fill I the vacancy on the Democratic ! ticket following the withdrawal of; M. V. Skinner, Portland attorney, j Mr. Skinner was termed a "straw man” on the ticket pending the se- I lection of a man in Ran- i dolph county to oppose Mr. Nichols in his Republican bailiwick. Democratic leaders say the for mer Randolph prosecutor is that man ENTERTAINERS FOR LITTLE FLOWER DANCE “Willie” Greenlee deft) and Wayne Mcssersmith. The Little Flower church October committee will hold a dance Tuesday night at the Hoosier Athletic Club. Mrs. F. P. Carney is committee chairman and Mrs. Walter A. Shead is in charge of ar rangements. Pupils of the Carlile dance studios will provide the feature enter tainment. They are "Willie" Greenlee and Wayne Messersmith. shown above, and Carolyn Greenlea, Charlotte Weishar, Arnold Messersmith, Phylis Hall and the Carlile Personality Girls. GIRL SCOUTS TO HOLDMEETINGS Hostess Day Activities Are Planned by City Troops. Activities have been planned by various Girl Scout troops for to morrow, Hostess day, when scouts will demonstrate their ability to ex tend hospitality and will undergo tests. Troop 22 will entertain at the liome of Virginia van Geyt, where Miss loma Jean Hodson, leader, will emphasize table setting. Troop 3 will entertain prospective troop members at a Halloween party in the Broad Ripple Methodist Epis copal church. The Rev. N. G. Tal bott and Jeanne St. Pierre, recently awarded the Golden Eaglet, will be guests of honor. Troop 17, led by Miss Della Brown, will give a Halloween party and Troop 43, under the direction of Miss Ella Hansen, will entertain at the Fairview Presbyterian church with a Halloween party. A progressive hobo hike was to be given by Troop 28 today. The hike was to start from the Broadway M. E. church, having the first course of a Halloween supper at the home of Mrs. N. H. Swaim, 3166 North Dela ware street: the second at the home of Mrs. P. R. Sylvester, 2860 Wash ington boulevard, troop committee chairman, and the third at the home of Mrs. J. E. Pyle, 2909 Braadway. FARMERS DRAFT NEW STATE CONSTITUTION Educational Co-Operative Union Meets in Frankfort. Bf / X'nilrtl Prrsx FRANKFORT. Ind., Oct. 29. ! Drafting of anew state constitution ! and by-laws occupied members of the Farmers’ Educational Co-Oper ative Union of America in annual; convention here today to celebrate ; their admittance to the national or- I ganization. Two national organization officers, E. H. Everson, St. Charles, S. D., and E. E. Kennedy, secretary, and John W. Aikens, Ft. Wayne, and Samuel E. Cook, Huntington, were speakers on the program. VV' jfl \ ffa& Must Be Sold in This Startling 3-Day Sale “ 142 DRESSES N $1 .99 | \ formerly to $2.95 ■ . 217 Silk Dresses Now $0.99 Formerly to $3.95 “■ 185 Silk and Wool DRESSES Now $0.99 ■ kVsl 94 Silk Dresses m ow S/1 .99 |j® 4 Formerly to $6.99 >,# ps h Formerly to $7.95 ifi ** Dresses $0.99 EAST WASHINGTON' HUGE CROWD ATTENDS •PRETTY BOY'S’ FUNERAL 40.000 Hunt Souvenirs as Floyd's Last Kites Are Pronounced. Bn I nited I’ri AKINS. Okla.. Oct. 29—The last chapter was written today to the bloody career of Charles (Pretty Boy) Floyd, the "phantom killer." slain in Ohio last week by federal agents. He was buried yesterday next to his father and brother after the largest crowd ever to attend a funeral in Oklahoma Tiad made a Roman holiday of the services. Approximately 40.000 persons mme to this tiny Oklahoma hills town to see the notorious outlaw buried. They remained in the little cemetery long after the funeral services had been concluded, at tempting to find souvenirs. All the flowers that covered the $350 casket were taken. COPS ROUT BANDITS. BUT ITS ONLY DRILL 500 Look on as Police Exhibit Skill in Shooting. The Indianapolis police depart ment scored a decisive victory over a desperate gang of bandits yesterday. Unfortunately, however, the bandits were imaginary and the scene of the battle was the police target range at the city sanitation plan on South Harding street. More than 500 persons watched police demonstrate their prowess in shooting through smoke screeens, in skirmish attacks, shooting at bandit cars from a motorcycle and automo bile speeding over a rough, dirt road and submachine gun firing. THIEVES LOOT AUTOS Escape With Clothing Left in Parked Cars. Police today are looking for parked car thieves who made off j with a considerable amount of j cl< thing over the week-end. J. C. Kf'.ly, 3015 North Pennsylvania) street, reported the theft of a woman’s coat, valued at S2O. and his own hat from his automobile i while it was parked in front of 200 j North Delaware street. A S3O camel's hair coat was stolen from George Mullin, 7389 Edgewater drive, by thieves who broke the front door lock of his car. A $7 raincoat. sl2 topcoat and gloves were stolen from the car of Thomas Kitchel, Walton. PAGE 3 ILLINOIS MAN KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT HERE County Traffic Toll Rises to 106 for 1935 in Triple Crash. The grim list of persons killed outright or injured fatally this year in Automobile accidents in Marion county today had risen to 106 with the death last night of Lloyd J. Alward, 50. p.ndlay. 111. Mr. Alward received a skull frac- ture and internal in jures in a triple crash on the Rockville road and died a few minutes later. A sheriff's office report 106 shows that Mr. Alward was travel ing west when his car was side swipcd by another driven by August G. Mueller Jr., 1819 Union street, son of the Democratic candidate lor secretary of state. The Alward car swung sideways across the road and was struck broadside by a third automobile, driven west by Mel Cruse, 70, Ar eola, 111. The impact of this blow sent the Alward car spinning into a tree. Donald Jones, 15. riding with Mr. Alward, and Nancy Moore. 52, Areola, riding with Cruse, suffered slight, injuries. Two others in the crash cars escaped injury. Six persons were injured in four other accidents over the week-end. Police arrested one driver and are seeking another. Hitch-hiker Is Injured Robert Davidson. 18, Portland, Ind., is in city hospital today with a jaw fracture, head lacerations and a passible fracture of the skull as a result of being struck by an automobile while ho was hitch-hik ing along the Pendleton pike yes terday between Pendleton and Law rence. Davidson said that the driver of the machine which struck him took him to the home of an uncle in Lawrence and then left before any one had time to learn his name or j note the license plate numbers. Davidson's uncle called in a doctor, who sent him to the hospital here. CHRISTMAS SEAL SALE TO START ON NOV. 29 State Campaign Opening Set for Thanksgiving Day. Sale of Christmas seals, funds from which are used for preventing spread of tuberculosis, will begin in Indiana Thanksgiving day. Nov. 29, and continue until Christmas, Dr. Paul D. Crimm, Indiana Tubercu losis Association first vice-president, announced today. “The death rate from tubercu losis in Indiana has been cut more than half by funds from Christmas Seals,” Dr. Crimm said. "The pub lic generally is coming to under stand that the fight against tuber culosis is a great human movement. Educational measures which go farthest, to build up community re sistance must extend beyond the patient, to the members of his fam ily and to every individual.” THIEVES EAT LUNCH AFTER LOOTING STORE Sixty Cartons of Cigarets Taken; Other Thefts Reported. Police today had made no ar rests in connection with the theft of sixty cartons of cigarets from the grocery of Charles Calm, 914 East Twenty-third street, Saturday night. The burglars, not content with their loot, ate lunch in the store before leaving, Mr. Calm reported. Mrs. Alene Miller, 2165 North Pennsylvania street, reported the theft of a" S6O black fur coat from a closet in her home yesterday. A .22 caliber rifle valued at $25 was taken from the home of Charles W. Albright, 1533 Steele street, yester day by thieves who entered the front porch by cutting a screen.