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TO HEAR NEW BRUNO APPEAL Hoffman Calls Hearing on Monday for Condemned Baby Killer. REPRIEVE IS UNLIKELY Wilentz Awaits Hoffman’s Request for Ruling on Stay Powers. By United Praia TRENTON, N. J., March 28. Harold G. Hoffman today won Bruno Richard Hauptmann a new hearing before the State Pardons Court, which will hear his last plea for clem ency on Monday, just 33 hours before he is to die in the electric chair. The hearing at 11 a. m. Monday will give the Governor an oppor tunity to lay before the board any new evidence developed in his sur prise visit to the convicted Lind bergh baby slayer’s home in New York and to press his argument that Hauptmann’s trial was unfair. But it is considered unlikely that the board will save Hauptmann from death. It rejected an earlier plea 7 to 0. Wilentz, Hoffman Battle Increasingly bitter denunciations of each other by the Governor and Atty. Gen. David T. Wilentz also tended to block other avenues of last-minute action in behalf of the German carpenter. Hauptmann’s chief hope appeared to lie in the possibility that Hoff man, whose actions throughout the case have beei? unpredictable, might order a second reprieve. The Gov ernor's office today said he was convinced that under present cir cumstances another reprieve would be illegal and would not be granted. Wilentz, denouncing the Gover nor as a usurper of judicial func tions, said he understood. Gov. Hoff man still intended to ask views on a reprieve “and therefore I will with hold them until that time." The tenor of the rest of Wilentz's statement, including an assertion that “Hauptmann is as guilty today as he was the day he was con victed,” left little doubt as to what the attorney general’s reply to Gov. Hoffman would be. State Witnesses Attacked The results of the Governor’s per sonal examination of the attic of Hauptmann’s former home will be presented to the court, which will be asked to consider whether this examination developed any new im portant evidence. C. Lloyd Fisher, chief defense counsel, also is prepared to renew his attack on several key witnesses wfyo helped the state knit its case against Hauptmann in the Fleming ton trial. In this he may expect help from the Governor, who yes terday issued a statement attack ing credibility of three witnesses who identified Hauptmann. Gov. Hoffman, however, is pre pared to exert every influence to convince the Court of Pardons that it should act. The board may com mute sentence or even free the (Turn to rage Three) CHECK ON LOBBYISTS IS NEAR ENACTMENT Bill May Be Ready for Signing When F. D. R. Returns. By United Pretta WASHINGTON, March 28. Legislation designed to curb lobby ists through giving publicity to their activities moved today toward en actment at this session of Congress. Bills approved by the Senate and House, and differing only slightly, were sent to conference. Adminis tration demands for action might put the measure in shape for Pres ident Roosevelt's signature by the time he returns from his vacation next week. The House passed the bill yester day without a record vote. FORMER EDITOR DIES J. Bennett Gordon Suffers Relapse in Long Illness. By United Press RICHMOND, Ind., March 28.—J. Bennett Gordon. 59, former editor of the Richmond Item, died today in Washington. D. C„ friends were advised here. Mr. Gordon was ed itorial writer for the old Indian apolis Sun. He resigned in March, 1935, as di rector of the research bureau of the Republican National Committee. He suffered from ill health and last January was stricken with influen za. His death was due to a relapse. MARKETS AT A GLANCE By Dulled Presi Stocks irregular in dull trading. Bonds quiet, irregularly lower. Curb irregular and quiet. Chicago stocks irregular. Call money i to 1 per cent. Foreign exchange: French franc below gold point, but slightly above low. Cotton firm. Wheat rallied; May 96’ic, up H. Livestock: Hogs, cattle, sheep, steady. Rubber fairly active, 5 to 7 points lower, The Indianapolis Times FORECAST: Fair tonight and somewhat warmer; tomorrow increasing cloudiness with showers and cooler by late afternoon or evening. VOLUME 48—NUMBER 15 Here They Are —The Teams Which Battled Today for Title : ff w V ”• I flihv P| 9 :k 9 ■Sr a M ■ ■ J C ■ 1 BP wSI- J| t W Wfe.?. "Wj CENTRAL OF EVANSVILLE Front row, left to right: Auburn Huber, Bill Dixon, Leroy Meyerhoff, Paul Jaco, Everett Hoffman. Back row: Jim Bosse, Tony Herschleman, George Cunningham, Lloyd Whipple, Joe Nicholson. 'Hm. iralP = v T9 ■HIM*. . In* - . mmt ...f " ■'* ■ am. *sgp ~ nHH, /lag ~ JshSH Jm lv JKBsr Jussi JgM. V ' CENTRAL OF FORT WAYNE Front row, left to right: Murray Mendenhall, coach; Dr. E. A. King, Robert Dornte, assistant coach; Back row: Tony Stanski, Paul Armstrong, Fred Kabisch, Bob Brown, Steve Sitko, Herman Schaefer, Dan Bourne, Tom Motter, Harold Braden, Lloyd Altekruse, Jack Paul, Virgil Riddle. WELFARE BOARD NAMEDJY COX Five to Administer Law in Marion County to Take Oath Monday. Appointment of the Marion County Social Welfare Board to ad minister in the county the public welfare act passed by ;he special session of the Indiana General As sembly was announced today by Circuit Judge Earl R. Cox. Members are Mrs. Karl R. Rud dell, 2626 N. Meridian-st, active in Catholic welfare work; Mrs. Mane Woolling, 6940 Washington-blvd; former Mayor L. Ert Slack, 3902 Washington-blvd; the Rev. Linn A. Tripp, Indianapolis Church Feder ation social service director, and Meier S. Block. Kessler-blvd, rep resentative of Jewish agencies and the Indianapolis Chamber of Com merce. The board is to be sworn in be fore Judge Cox at 10 Monday morn ing. Appointment of a county wel fare director by the new board is to follow, it wao indicated. Long Resigns Post Resignation of Charles Long, Bartholomew County welfare direc tor, has been reported by Wayne Coy, state welfare director, follow ing receipt of a letter from Mr. Long. A furor was created when a county welfare board, named by his father. Circuit Judge George W. Long, selected him as courity welfare di rector. The appointee wrote Mr. Coy that he had resigned because the legality of his appointment has been ques tioned ana because he did not desire to cause trouble for the state or county welfare boards. The resignation came as Mr. Coy planned an investigation into a possible violation of the anti nepotism clause of the Welfare Act by Mr. Long's appointment. GOOD LUCK AT FISHING PLEASES ROOSEVELT Hauls in Big Catch in Afternoon Near Bahamas. By United Preaa MIAMI, Fla., March 28. Pres ident Roosevelt pursued the fighting deep-sea fish with renewed en thusiasm today after the best luck he has had in the region in years. He was aboard the Potomac near Marigua Island after spending yes terday hauling in a number of fine specimens of kingfish, grouper, mackerel—and the fighting, slash ing barracuda. The extraordinary good day was spent near Caicos Island, in the Southern Bahamas. MARLAND HURLS TROOP THREAT IN OIL FIGHT Warns He May Establish Martial Law to Protect State Lands. By United Press OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., March 28.—Oklahoma's National Guards men, who have done little public marching since the regime of Gov. William H. (Alfalfa Bill) Murray, may be called out today to enforce martial law on state owned oil lands near the capitol. Gov. E. W. Marland has in structed Mac O. Williamson, at torney general, to draft an order establishing a military zone on 11 state-owned tracts. The action is the result of a city council vote to open for drilling 70 blocks of city property, but exclud ing state lands. Gov. Marland holds this was discriminatory. It is his intention to lease the lands in defiance of the city zoning law and protect the rights of the bidders by troops if necessary. 1937 PIN CONGRESS AWARDED NEW YORK Detroit Loses Tourney by 41 Votes. New York City bowlers returned to their homes today with the big gest “strike” of the American Bowl ing Congress. They won a three way battle for the 1937 tournament from Detroit, Mich., and Buffalo, N. Y. The 600 Congress delegates gave New York a majority of 41 votes over Detroit last night in Tom 'inson Hall. Atlantic City and Cleveland withdrew and’voted for New York. Buffalo received only a few votes. The issue, one of the closest in the history of the Congress, was decided by ballot instead of a standing vote. Conclusion of the vote started bids lor 1938 and 1939 tourneys. Chicago announced its intentions of seeking the 1938 event and Colum bus, 0,, Milwaukee, and St. Louis have started battling for the 1939 event. Charles Cushing, Peoria, HI., was “lected president. Times Index Automobiles . 12 j Movies 8 Births 12 i Mrs. Roosevelt 4 Bridge 91 Music 16 Churches .... 2 Pegler 9 Clapper 9 Pyle 10 Comics 15 Radio 16 Editorials .... 10 Serial Story.. 4 Fashions 4 Simms 9 Financial .... 11 Short Story . 15 Hoosier Editor 10 Society 4 Johnson ..... 9 Sports 6 Merry-Go-R'd 0 Want Ads .. 12 SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1936 FOUNDRY FIRE LOSSJSS6OOO Defective Flue Blamed for Blaze at Aluminum, Brass Plant. A fire that raged in the con crete structure at 1410 W. Morris st that houses the Indianapolis Brass and Aluminum Foundry caused damage estimated today by Clay Bush, company president, to be “at least $6000.” The blaze was discovered short ly after 10:30 last night by a youth who was driving past the scene. He drove to No. 19 firehouse, a half block away, but firemen said he was so excited he only could shout incoherently: “It’s in a ga rage—it’s in a garage.” Since there are several garages near the foun dry, firemen lost some time in de termining the site. The fire is thought to have been started by defective wiring. The flames at the rear of the foundry caused such intense heat, according to Lieuts. Dan O’Neal and Albert Ingesser, that window glass melted. They could get no nearer than 20 feet for a time, they said, being held back by the heat blasts. Some damage was caused to the building, according to Mr. Bush, but most of the loss came from destruc tion of many of the foundry’s 7000 patterns used in auto parts manu facture. The loss is covered by insurance, it was said. FLOOD MENACETO STATE NEARS END Ohio Crest Moves Toward Mississippi River. Flood dangers for Indiana cities bordering the Ohio River are ex pected to end the first of next week as the crest moves toward Cairo, 111., and the Mississippi. New flood waters reported today on the upper reaches of the Ohio are not expected to endanger the Indiana “pocket” district unless se vere rains increase water levels, vet eran river men said. New Albany lowland residents, aided by WPA workers, moved household goods today as the river neared a crest of 65 feet. Madison reported a 51-foot level with an ad ditional foot expected before waters reced. Contributions from church or ganizations this noon boosted the Marion County Red Cross fund for flood sufferers to $17,773.49. The quota is $27,000. rags:yassffy Wffl wisp) 9Uk.. ■' I' " ' r Kk • ■ rwmsffim M mmk mm Umrnmm- > • "wt A.t ■-* Mmm f m 4 J*'* M lH* iffiS A S)' ■Hr 4 i I T t \ ■ ajflß 9B 99M[ '■ MiJßg ■MH HWPShHB A W TK V/, WmHK ANDERSON Front row, left to right: Russ.il Higginbotham, Dan Fisher, Jesse Hughes, William Jackson, William Miller. Back row: Frank Clemons, Wally Davis, Wiliam Goss, Roy Davis, Charles Richardson. . jffii ;i ;. ~~ i I’■ b m fSffSf ill ' ;i fglpßl f jIIL j * ml, jSgfe&Jgg - jifP WK 3 * 88l i jSHjKIi ~ W * mmr- .. ?K’ JLf $ I ' fnwG ■i' 1 j v * K hBR mk.„. liflHf L i *&&&* 1 p fyJK mm*;-* 9^V^|' flj JSl'i WiKwl t 7 X wg ■■. '‘rwgm/ , s£*v% J ,Tt | FRANKFORT Front row, left to right: Ansel Street, James Miner, Merlin Goodnight, Jay McCreary, Max Livezey, Troxel. Back row: Ralph Vaughn, Loren Joseph, John Slaven, Ralph Montgomery, Wilson, Glenwood Witsman. HAMMOND NET COACH KILLED IN CAR CRASH William E. (Spud) Campbell Dies Enroute to Tourney. Times Special WHEELER, Ind., March 28- Services were being arranged today for William E. (Spud) Campbell, Hammond High School basketball coach, killed instantly here last night when his automobile collided with a truck-trailer. En route to Indianapolis to at tend the finals of the high school basketball tournament, Mr. Camp bell had planned to spend the night with friends in Valparaiso. The truck was driven by Amos Kovarik, Cicero, 111. It was over turned, and Campbell’s car was de molished. The Hammond coach was pinned beneath the wreckage. He was the younger brother of Tim Campbell, former coach of Technical High School of Indi anapolis. DECATUR OFFICIAL IS AUTO CRASH VICTIM Four Others Are Injured in Collision Here. Herman Meyers, city attorney of Decatur, Ind., injured in an auto mobille collision at Fall Creek-blvd and N. Meridian-st, died in City Hospital today. This is the twenty sixth traffic death in Marion County since Jan. 1. Also injured in the accident were James Beattey, 28, of 3839 Park-av, secretary to M. Clifford Townsend, Lieutenant Governor, and Paul Cro sier, 421 Poplar rd, former official of the Citizens Gas and Coke Util ity and now president of the In dianapolis American Bowling Con gress Tournament Corporation. Mr. Crosier’s condition was said to be serious. Mr. Beattey, driver of one car, was only slightly in jured. John West, 28, Negro, 2103 Boule vard-pl, who Was operating the other automobile, was slated on charges of drunkenness and having no drivers' license. He was only slightly injured Miss Alberta Wagoner, 19, Negro, of 523 W. 28th-st, who police think was riding with West, also was in a critical condition at City Hos pital. She was found at the bridge (Turn to Page Three) Kits Sto lens Doctor Reports Dr. Joseph j. Gramling, 3763 Watson-rd, reported to police to day that two kits filled with medi cine and instruments, valued at $250, were stolen from his car parked in front of St. Vincent’s Hospital early this morning, Entered as Second-Class Matter •••• at PostoSice, Indianapolis. Ind. PLEAS SEEKING NEWTARGETS Further Attack on McNutt Aids Certain, Political Dopesters Say. BY JAMES DOSS “Who’s going to be next?” This is the speculation among the politically-minded as they await a scheduled renewal of Pleas E. Greenlee’s attack on officials and advisors of Gov. McNutt’s adminis tration. Mr. Greenlee, one of the three leading Democratic candidates fpr the gubernatorial nomination, re cently attacked Frank McHale, at torney and so-called No. 1 advisor of the Governor, as a “blot which the Democratic party must re move.” Mr. Greenlee minced no words. He kept the promise he made when he was ousted as Gov. McNutt’s executive secretary that “if they start pushing me around, I’m going to fight back.” By “pushing around,” Mr. Green lee said he meant use of adminis tration influence against his friends who are bound to the state admin istration by the tie of a job, but whose personal sympathies are with him. Mr. Greenlee’s friends say he was not “shooting a single-loader” when he attacked Mr. McHale and that (Turn to Page Three) AUTO FIRMS TURNING TO FLIVVER PLANES Five Companies Reported Working on Plans. (Copyright. 1936, by United Press) WASHINGTON, March 28. American automobile manufactur ers are working on plans to put or dinary automobile engines into “flivver” airplanes to be sold at low cost to the average man, the United Press was informed today on reli able authority. At least five companies are re ported interested. They were un derstood to be the Ford Motor Cos., General Motors, Graham-Paige, Chrysler and Hudson. The significance of the studies, according to aviation experts, lies in the ability of big automobile con cerns to swing into mass production of small, cheap planes whenever their experiments make such action feasible. Some experts said that such a plane could be sold so cheaply that the number of aircraft in the United. States probably would be quadrupled within a short time. 4 YOUTHS ARE HELD IN DOCTOR SLAYING Brutal Killing Admitted by Quartet, Police Say. By United Press CHICAGO, March 28.—Detectives thumbed through records of 200 robberies today and planned further questioning of four shaken youths who, they said, have confessed kill ing Dr. Silber C. Peacock, promi nent child specialist, for the $26 they filched from his pockets. Emil Reck, 19, collapsed after ad mitting his part in the murder which officers declared the most baffling of the yeai. The three others held are Durla.nd Nash and Robert Goethe, both 19, and Michael Livingston, 17. Dr. Peacock was called from his home at 10 p. m., Jan. 2, on an “emergency” case. The next day he was found shot to death. “We had to kill him,” police quoted Nash as saying. “We only wanted to stick him up, but he fought all of us. I hit him on the head with a piece of pipe. One of the other fellows shot him.” M’GROARTY SEEKS OARP SPLIT TRUCE Wants Townsend, Clements to Settle Differences. By United Press WASHINGTON, March 28.—Re storation of harmony within the Townsend old-age pension organ ization, under fire in a torrid con gressional investigation, was under taken today by Rep. John Steven McGroarty. McGroarty, California poet and au thor of the Townsend plan bill in Congress, revealed he would seek a reconciliation between Dr. Francis E. Townsend and Robert E. Clem ents, who testified to large profits after resigning from the $1,090,000 a year organization. Clements resigned this week, the day after he was summoned before a House investigating committee, as secretary-treasurer of the organiza tion which he built into 7000 clubs with 8,000,000 dues-paying members after Townsend suggested the idea. SHOWERS AND COOLER FOR SUNDAY, FORECAST Golfers, Motorists to Be Thwarted Again, Says Bureau. Sunday golfers and motorists, who have been waiting for a clear day, probably are to be thwarted again tomorrow, the Weather Bureau said today. The prediction is for showers and cooler for tomorrow afternoon or evening. Temperatures, which mide a steady rise this morning, are ex pected to continue on the upgrade through the day, FINAL HOME PRICE THREE CENTS 15,000 SWARM TO FIELDHOUSE FOR NET MEET Frankfort-Anderson Tilt Is Feature of Hardwood Title Play. SCALPERS ASK $7-$lO lEvansville and Fort Wayne Open Cage Finals at Butler U. (Other Stories, Page 6) Conquering heroes from four cities, surrounded by their loud and loyal courts, strode into the Butler Uni versity Fieldhouse this after noon to add another act to the “greatest kid show* on earth” —the Indiana high school basketball championships. Most of these valiants were about 17 years old, and had to swallow lumps in their throats when they saw the 15,000 spectators. But they patted each other on the back, hitched up their pants and smiisd. They came representing Central of Fort Wayne, Frank fort, Anderson and Central of Evansville. One “Veteran” Back It will be an old story for Billy Jackson, Anderson forward, who is the only member of the 1935 cham pionship team named in the start ing lineup today. For the others, it will be an experience they will talk about for the next decade. They are to have a special honor today. Dr. James A. Naismith, the father of basketball, is scheduled to toss out the ball for the opening game between the two “Centrals,” at 2. An hour later, Anderson and Frankfort, are to take the floor. The tournament, which is to end w’ith the championship game at 8, began March 5, when 784 teams took part in the sectionals. Sixty four winners played in the regionals March 14 and the number was cut to 16. Semi-final tournaments re duced the field to four. Scalpers Ask $7 Scalpers were on hand for today’s event. On downtown streets last night they were selling tickets for from $7 to $lO. Although coaches and sporti writers have complained that the new semi-final tournaments have cut down on popular interest, the Fieldhouse tickets were sold out this morning, and the streets seemed as crowded as ever with fans. An assembly of high school coaches in the Severin last night went on record as favoring the old 16-team tournament finals. No hint of a change has been handed from the throne of A. L. Trester, com missioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association. The Frankfort-Anderson game was considered the feature of the afternoon’s play, with the former favored to win. The Hot Dogs, directed by the veteran Everett N. Case, have been unbeaten since Nov. 27. They are champions of the strong North Cen tral Conference, and have won 27 consecutive games since their loss to Tipton. The Anderson Indians seem to have the fans puzzled. After a so so season, the defending champions suddenly rounded into top form. In the opening tilt, Central of Fort Wayne is given a slight edge over Evansville. The Tigers seemed to have the easiest time in tourna ment competition. Central of Evans ville survived by Virtue of two 2- point victories. VERA GAINS RESPITE FROM TRIAL ORDEAL Judge Orders Week-End Recess After Day on Stand. By United Preaa NEW YORK, March 28.—A week end court recess won a needed respite for Vera Stretz today from the ordeal of describing the “bru tal” practices which she has said forced her to kill wealthy Dr. Fritz Gebhardt. The blond art student was so un nerved by her recital yesterday of an association with Gebhardt in which she came to love him “very, very dearly,” that fatherly Judge Cornelius F. Collins adjourned her trial until Monday in fear that she might collapse if recalled today. Samuel Leibowitz, her lawyer, said that he would require all of Mon day and perhaps part of Tuesday to lead Miss Stretz to the explanation of Gebhardt's slaying. GERMAN PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN AT CLIMAX Crescendo of Propaganda Dins Into Ears of Nazis. By United Preaa BERLIN, March 28.—Germany’s “tell the world” Reichstag election reached its climax today in a crash ing crescendo of propaganda never equaled before, even by Nazis. Radio loud speakers dinned into the ears of the people speech after speech by shouting orators. Almost every square foot of building front age in Berlin was covered by Nazi election posters. Fuehrer Adolf Hitler will end the campaign tonight in a speech at Cologne, in the Rhineland, appeal ing to all Germans to go to the polls, show the world that Germany is united in the determination to hold its place in the sun with other great nations.