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ORDERS LOCAL TRAFFIC CHECK Survey to Be Part of New Offensive on Auto Death Toll. HINT DRIVE ON SPEEDERS Erection of Speed Limit Signs in City Also Is Authorized. The Safety Board today ordered a complete traffic survey and the erection of speed limit signs in all sections of the city in anew of fensive against the rapidly mount ing traffic fatality toll, now stand ing at 29 in Marion County since Jan. 1. “The survey should show us what new rules should be inserted in the recodified city ordinances,” Chief Morrissey said. “We also will he able to get a complete line on the danger spots in our city.” Board members agreed that only ihrough strict enforcement could the problem be met. They thought a campaign should be launched at once against speeders. Only One Pays Off Although more than 150 owners were given the new triplicate "non fixable” stickers during the first day of the drive yesterday, only one person had paid off this morning. Russell Wood, 523 N. Delaware-st, a taxi driver who received ticket No. 3, came to headquarters and paid. Traffic department officials said more would show up later when t hey found there was “no way to beat the new pasteboards.” Vio lators have 72 hours to make pay ment. The latest traffic victim, Mike Ma colofT, 546 W. Washington-st, died in City Hospital yesterday of injuries received when he was struck by an automobile in the 400 block on W. Washington-st Saturday night. Carl Wright, 19. R. R. 1 Box 702, driver of the automobile, was not held after witnesses told police that Mr. MacolofT had stepped into the path of the car. Record Is Kept Although no more courtesy stick ers are to be given Indianapolis ■ ".sidents, 18 were passed out yester day to out-of-county drivers, Capt. Lewis Johnson, traffic department head. said. A complete record is being kept of these tickets, and (Turn to Page Three) FARMERS WIiThEAR OF NEW FARM PLAN Schedule of County Meetings Is An nounced by Abbott. Schedule of meetings to explain to Marion County farmers provi sions of the new soil conservation program were announced today by Horace E. Abbott, county agricul tural agent. They are: Tonight. Franklin Township. New Bethel School; to morrow night, Pike Township. New Augusta School; Warren Township, Warren Central School, and Law rence Township, Lawrence Central School; Thursday night, Wayne Township, Ben Davis School; Wash ington Township, Nora Schocl, and perry Township, Southport ,\igh School, and Friday night, Deratur Township, Decatur Central School. Sponsors of the meetings are lAr. Abbott, William C. Schilling, Mar ion County Wheat Producers Asso ciation president, and A. R. Ditt rich. Marion County Corn-Hog As sociation secretary. DIVORCE ACTION FILED BY EX-SENATOR DILL Wife Termed Him “Political Cow ard," Ex-Legislator Charges. By l ttitrd Prftt SPOKANE. Wash.. March 31. Former United States Senator C. C. Dill sought a divorce from Rosalie Jones Dill of New York in Superior Court here today in an action based on charges of cruelty and “personal indignities." The former Senator's four-page complaint alleged that Mrs. Dill was miserly in arranging her family's menu, that she boasted of her cheapness of dress, termed her hus band a “political coward” when he failed to seek re-election in 1934, at tacked his political activities and purposes and was abusive to him in public and in private. They married at Cold Sormgs Harbor, L. 1.. March 15, 1927, and separated Dec. 15, 1934, the com plaint said. NAB $16,138 PAY ROLL Bandits Escape at Chelsea. Mass.. After Slugging Policeman. By t'wifed Press CHELSEA. Mass., March 31. Bandits held up Chelsea City Hall today, slugged a policeman, and es caped with the city's weekly pay roll of *16.138.u. Times Index Pag* Births 18 Books 13 Bridge 13 Clapper 13 Comics 21 Crossword ... 10 Editorial* ... 14 Fashion* .... 11 Financial ... 20 Gardens .... 12 Hoo6ter Editor 14 Johnson 13 Merry-Go-Rd 13 Movies 15 Mrs. R/osevelt 11 Music 4 Peg's* 13 Pyle 14 Radio 4 Serial Story.. 12 Short Story.. 21 Simms 13 Society io Sports is State Deaths. 22 Want Ads ... 19 The Indianapolis Times hORRCAS'I : Increasing cloudiness tonight; tomorrow continued cloudiness, probably followed by snow in the late afternoon or evening. VOLUME 48—NUMBER 17 R-r-r-ringer! They raught up with Lorenzo Woolridge, 179 Bright-st. early today, the police did. due to the presence of an alarm in his pants. The alarm rang and the po lice thought that was pretty odd. a man walking around ringing. So they stopped him and found on his person the following things, all claimed by other people: A corduroy jacket, the alarm clock, two mirrors, a deck of playine cards, a pair of pliers, a comb and a Bible. He is held on charges of burglary, petit larceny and drunkenness. NON-POLITICAL DIRECTOR URGED League of Women Voters Asks Welfare Head Be Able Independent. While Circuit Judge Earl R. Cox today considered the appointment of another member to complete the Marion County Welfare Board, the Better Government Personnel Com mittee of the Indianapolis League of Women Voters urged by resolu tion that the board make the se lection of a county director on a non-political basis. At a meeting in the home of Mrs. Walter Greenough, the committee gave as its reasons lor the resolu tion that the success or failure of the new social legislation will de pend on the director’s fitness for his position. The committee urged that the board appoint as director someone of “the highest possible character, integrity and qualification” and that | in making the appointment “politi ' cal considerations be entirely elim inated and that only ability be con sidered.” The resolution came on the heels of rumors that a county employe was favored for director by a majority of the existing board, and it came at the same time that F. O. Belzer, In dianapolis Boy Scom executive, was offered the appointment as board | member. Mr. Belzer told Judge Cox he will give his answqr tomorrow. The ap pointment as a board member is to fill a vacancy created by the resig nation of Meier Block, Indianapolis merchant. The four members of the board, L. Ert Slack. Linn A. Tripp, Mrs. Marie R. Woolling and Mrs. Mar garet Ruddell. conferred yesterday with Charles B. Marshall, assistant director of the Governor’s Commis sion on Unemployment Relief, on their duties. ROOSEVELT IN NASSAU; TO CALL ON GOVERNOR President to Entertain British Official Aboard Yacht. | By United Prrss MIAMI. Fla., March 31.—Presi dent Roosevelt came into .Nassau, the capital of the British Bahamas, today to pay a courtesy call on Gov. Gen. Sir Bede Clifford and to hold | a press conference with White House correspondents. Burned a deep browm from long hours of exposure to tropical sun. lie planned to entertain Sir Bede, Lady Clifford and the newspaper men at luncheon aboard the yacht on which he has been cruising for the last week. Mr. Roosevelt turned toward Nassau after a highly-successful fishing cruise along the southern fringe of the Bahamas. M’NASR QUITS TAX HEARING IN ANGER Pittsburgh Mayor Silenced Dy Doughton. By United Per** WASHINGTON. March 31,—May or William McNair of Pittsburgh stalked angrily out of a House Wayt and Means Committee hearing on the Administration tax bill today after Chairman Robert L. Doughton threatened to have him ejected for charging the committee with “un ; fairness.” The hearing was disrupted when Mayor McNair's protests against corporate surplus tax provisions of the measure became so heated that i he was gaveled to silence by Rep. Doughton. "If you can't treat this commit tee with the same courtesy that it ! is trying to show you, I'll call a policeman." Mr. Doughton shouted. "I am the mayor of a great in dustrial city and I have the right to make a statement.” Mr. McNair retorted. "You and the rest of these guys can't keep me from it.” Mr. McNair's chief objection to the bill was that it would prevent corporations from accumulating surpluses which could be used to cope with disasters such as the floods which recently swept his city. MARILYN MILLER” ILL Actress Given 3 Transfusions but Condition Is ‘Very Critical.’ By l nited Press NEW YORK. March 31.-Condi- \ tion of Marilyn Miller, actress, be came very low today at Doctor’s i Hospital, where she nas been under treatment for two weeks. Her physicians said she was “in a very critical condition.” Karpis Escaped Trap, Is Report By United Peru* TOPEKA. Kas.. March 31.—Kan- ! sas highway patrol headquarters here said today that Alvin Karpis escaped from a trap set by Federal: agents near Hot Springs, Ark., yes terday. Page PLEAS WIDENS ! HIS ATTACK ON M’NUTTGROUP Statehouse Silent While Greenlee Prepares for E. Chicago Barrage. COY, SIMMONS TARGETS Ex - Patronage Secretary Says Successor Is Playing Politics. BY ARCH STEINEL Statehouse officials today met with silence the attacks of Pleas E. Greenlee, Democratic gubernatorial candidate. Mr. Greenlee, former “patronage secretary” of Gov. McNutt, in a speech at Whiting last night broad ened his attack on “McHale-ism” to include the so-called “boy scouts,” or advisers of the Governor. He is expected to repeat his attack at East Chicago tonight. Earl Crawford, the Governor's secretary, who is charged by his predecessor with intimidating state house employes in an attempt to have them cast aside allegiance to the Greenlee boom in favor of Leut,. Gov. M. Clifford Townsend, said today: “I have no comment to make, but I am so sorry my conduct of this office does not please him.” Coy Anticipates Attack Wayne Coy, WPA administrator anti acting administrator for the State Public Welfare Board, was ! Ml route to Washington, D. C., but ! before leaving the city said: “I hear that Pleas is going to at tack me. We've never had any ar gument. Os course you can't blame any one trying to become Governor, but it's the tactics he’s using. I un derstand he’s going to say some things about me that he's known for two years,” said Mr. Coy. In his Whiting address Mr. ; Greenlee charged the public wel fare administrator with Republican allegiance. McHale Withholds Comment Frank McHale refused last night to comment on charges of “McHale ism” and said that he wanted to read the address before comment ing. Mr. Greenlee charged Mr. Mc- Hale “could not, be elected dog catcher in his home town of Lo gansport.” Declarations of Mr. Greenlee that Virgil M. Simmons, conservation department head, is “a back room boss and could not carry his own county in a race for the Legisla ture” met with a reply from Mr. Simmons today that: “I haven't read the speech. I didn’t know h had made an ad (Turn to Page Three) OARP FIGHT TAKEN TO GROUP'S RANKS McGroarty Carries Battle to Members of Plan. By United Press WASHINGTON, March 31.—Rep. John S. McGroarty (D., Cal.) today called upon “millions of Townsend supporters” to decide whether they support him or continue in the ranks of the founder of the S2OO-a --month pension plan, Dr. Francis E. Townsend. Rep. McGroarty emphasized that there would be no quarter in his feud with Dr. Townsend which has ended Rep. McGroarty's role as chief spokesman in Congress for the Townsend movement. Rep. McGroarty charged that Dr. Townsend had deserted the original plan to raise pension funds from a 2 per cent- transaction tax in favor of a plan to issue tax-exempt secur ities suggested by Sheridan Downey, the aged physician's attorney. CITY BUILDING SHOWS BIG RISE, HURD SAYS 203 Permits Issued Last Week, He Tells Safety Board. There was almost twice as much building done in Indianapolis last week than during the correspond ing week of 1935, William F. Hard, building commissioner, reported to the Safety Board today. He said 203 permits were issued last week on property valued at SI 12,038. During the same perirvd last year 162 permits were issued on $56,132 worth of property. Total gain this year over the first three months of 1935 is $886,203. Chronology of the Lindbergh Kidnaping Case By United Fret* NEW YORK, March 31.—Chronol ogy of the Lindbergh kidnaping: March 1. 1932—Charles A. Lind berg Jr., 20 months old, kidnaped from his nursery in the Lindbergh home at Hopewell, N. J. A note de manding $50,000 ransom found on the baby's pillow. March Henry fßedi Johnson, sailor suitor jf the baby's nurse. Betty Gow, ;aken into custody at Hartford, Conn. March 5 Lindbergh promised kidnapers he would not prosecute if child returned. March 6—Lindbergh appointed Salvatore Spitale and Irving Bit* to negotiate with kidnapers through underworld channels. March B—First advertisement to contact kidnapers inserted in newspaper by Dr. John F. Condon, TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 1936 ‘NOT AFRAID TO DIE,’ CRIES BRUNO; CHANCES FOR LIFE BELIEVED SLIM HH \ I II RHI % “4k • ' 58L i . ~.r- - f b 1l VH ■ft i * Jji sHs hhbsshhl . _ HITLER TO REVEAL PEACE DIFFER TODAY Nazi Chief to Send Proposal to Locarno Powers. By United Pres BERLIN, March 31. Fuehrer Adolf Hitler has decided to send his answer to peace consolidation proposals of the Locarno Treaty powers to London this afternoon, a propaganda ministry spokeman announced officially. Joachim Von Ribbentrop, Hitler's special ambassador and adviser on foreign affairs, will deliver the an swer, the spokesman said. It was indicated that Hitler reached his decision only this aft ernoon, after long consideration, in one of the lightning changes of mind for which he is known. Ask Delay of Talks By United. Press LONDON, March 31.—A Liberal Party campaign for postponement of staff negotiations with France and Belgium on mutual defense was expected todiy to cause the gov ernment to be even more careful in limiting the scope of the talks. The Liberal Party faction led by Sir John Simon, Home Minister, wants the talks postponed until the success of the Rhineland negotia tions with Germany can be as sessed. CONVICTION UPHELD - IN ROBERTS DAIRY HOLDUP Willard Kelley Must Serve Term; Donn Roberts Loses Appeal. The Indiana Supreme Court to day had upheld the conviction of Willard Kelley, now serving a term in State Prison in corinection with a holdup of the William H. Roberts & Sons dairy. Kelley was con victed in Marion County Criminal Court. The high court also denied an ap peal of Donn M. Roberts, former Terre Haute mayor, convicted of embezzlement of motor vehicle li cense fees. The court reversed a judgment of $108.25 against Thomson & Mc- Kinnon, Indianapolis investment firm. Olga L. Corn was awarded the judgment in the Posey Circuit Court. aged New York educator, signed “Jafsie.” March 20—Henry (Red) Johnson exonerated by police. March 24—John Hughes Curtis, Rear Admiral Guy W. Burrage, re tired, gnd Dean H. Dobson Peacock identified at Norfolk. Va., as seek ing to trace kidnapers. April 2—Dr. Condon paid $59,003 ransom given to him by Lindbergh to man in Bronx cemetery, but kid naped baby was not returned. April 7—Curtis reported he had contacted abductors, who said baby in good health. May s—Gaston B. Means, for mer government operative, arrested for obtaining $104,000 from Mrs. Edward McLean of Washington by alleging he could reach kidnapers. Ht later was t Bruno Richard Hauptmann Hoffman Career Wrecked by Case, Say Politicians Young Executive, Once Mentioned as Candidate for President, Now Ignored by Slate Makers. By TJnited Press TRENTON, N. J„ March 31. —If Bruno Richard Hauptmann is exe cuted tonight another man, “the man who might have been President,” may perish politically with him. “The man who might have been President” is the epitome of the ambitions of Gov. Harold G. Hoff man. Barring the possibility of the next thing to a miracle, the electric current that kiils Hauptmann prob ably will end Gov. Hoffman's once brilliantly promising career. It's hard to say now and why Gov. Hoffman became embroiled in the crime that, before it shattered him, had wrecked many lives with mur der, suicide, fear and disgrace. Be fore he dramatically visited Haupt mann’s death cell late one night last October he was being whis pered of in high national circles as a prospective Republican nominee for Vice President —with the “breaks,” even as President. Even Impeachment Hinted A few months ago h j was invited to address more niee' ngs, in New Jersey and west to t! e Mississippi, than he could atte id. He was noted as the yoifng Governor who with only passive aid from his state organization was able to win elec tion on the Republican ticket in 1932 when Roosevelt carried the state. Had he kept hands off the Lind bergh case and guarded his political lines he might easily be concerning himself today with pl&ns for the Cleveland convention. Instead, he was threatened today, ever though remotely, with impeachment. Some New Jersey politicians have said that his reckless fight for Hauptmann may deliver the state to President Roosevelt this fall and. because Gov. Hoffman supports Senator William Borah for the Re publican nomination for Presi dent, may react against the Ida hoan. Speaking Invitations Drop Gov. Hoffman hasn't had an im portant bid to a speaking engage ment for several weeks. New Jersey newspapers have suggested im peachment. Investigation of his May 12—The baby was found dead near a road scarcely five miles from Lindbergh home. May 17—Curtis confessed all his negotiations were hoax. June 10—Violet Sharpe, servant in home of Mrs. Dwight Morrow, Mrs. Lindbergh's mother, commit ted suicide as detectives waited to question her. Later investigation cleared her. July 2—Curtis was convicted of "obstructing justice.” Sentence sus pended. Aug. 16.—Jon Lindbergh born. Sept. 18, 1934—Bruno Richard Hauptmann, unemployed alien German carpenter, living with his wife, Anna, and 10-months-old son, Mannfried. in the Bronx, arrested. Between $15,000 and $41,000 of the j ransom money was found under j Entrrpd a. Sprnnl-Cla'n Matter • t l'ostoffice, Indianapolis. Ind. VJI? >i? ?■ II Anna Hauptmann and Son. Mannfried I conduct has been suggested on the ! floor of the Assembly. He has accepted the decline of his popularity philosophically, but the blow has been hard. Gov. Hoffman was a newspaper employe at 12, an Army captain at 21, a banker at 25. a mayor at 27, a congressman at 30, and Governor at 38. Rotund and heavy but pos sessed of an almost incredible ca pacity for hard work, he has been a great individual vote getter. That very ability to fight night and day has hurt him in the Lindbergh case, for his adverse publicity has been in direct ratio to the vigor of his de fense of Hauptmann. Gov. Hoffman's gubernatorial term expires in 1937. New Jersey law does not permit his re-election. His friends guess that he will abandon his political career to publish a newspaper or accept a business post. GIANT ZEPPELIN OFF * ON FLIGHT TO BRAZIL 37 Passengers and Crew of 54 Are Carried on German Craft. By Tint led Press FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany. March 31.—The great new Zeppe lin Hindenburg nosed out today over the new garrisons along the Rhine, to the Netherlands and the sea on its first transatlantic cruise, 6210 miles to Rio De Janeiro. Five weeks from now—May 6—it will start for Lakehurst, N. J„ on its first visit to the United States. The weather was clear. Aboard were a crew of 54 and 37 passengers. One of the passengers is Comman der Scott E. Peck. United States Navy, along as an observer. The ship is due at Rio De Janeiro about 12:30 a. m. (Indianapolis time) Friday. - garage in rear of his house. Haupt mann identified as man to whom Condon gave the ransom money. Sept. 26—Bronx grand jury in dicted Hauptmann on extortion charge after testimony by Lind bergh and other witnesses. Oct. B—Hunterdon County grand jury indicted Hauptmann for mur der after Lindbergh identified him by voice. Oct. 16—Hauptmann's extradition to New Jersey ordered. Oct. 24—Hauptmann arraigned and pleaded not guilty. Jan. 2 set by Justice Thomas W. Trenchard as opening trial date. Jan. 2, 1935—Hauptmann goes on trial in Flemington. Feb. 13—Hauptmann found guilty by jury of eight men and four worn (Turn to Fare Three) HE'S INNOCENT, SAYS MOTHER OF BRONO Victim of ‘Those People Over There,’ She Cries. By United Preen KAMENZ, Germany. March 31. | —Frau Paulina Hauptmann, 70, j wrinkled, frail, worn frorr. month 1 after month of worry, waited today for the news that her favorite son had been put to death for the kid naping and murder of the Lind bergh baby. “He is innocent.” she said repeat edly. “Those people over there have no conscience. My Richard is their victim.” Frau Hauptmann lost two of her four sons in the World War. “It was not so awful to lose those two defending the fatherland.” she said, “as it would be to lose my Richard in such a terrible way.” She fingered with trembling hands through an old plush photograph album to show the pictures of her two dead sons. A fourth. Fritz, lives in Dresden. He will have nothing to do with “Richard,” as Hauptmann is called in Kamenz. She turned the album again, tears streaming from her face, to a pic ture of Hauptmanns wife and their child which she received at Christ mas time. APRIL WILL ROAR IN LIKE LION, FORECAST There’ll Be Snow Tomor row, Bureau Says. Weather Bureau employes were as nervous as a group of young moth ers today, and for good reason. Not only is March going out like a lion, but April 1 is coming in the same way. they said. This is strictly not according to Hoyle, and to make things even more confused, snow is expected here tomorrow afternoon or evening. One thing about weather men. they usually have an explanation for things like this. Here is the one J. H. Armington, Federal meteorolo gist. gives: “There is a well-developed storm in the West, which should arrive here tomorrow. Because of our tem perature condition, this probably! means snow here. The mercury is expected to drop below freezing to night.” TRADING AGAIN DULL ON STOCK EXCHANGE Prices Firm Despite Break in French Franc. By United Preen NEW YORK. March 31.—Trading volume today was again less than 1.000.000 shares on the Btock Ex change but prices were firm despite! a break of I> 2 to more than 2 cents a bushel in wheat and further soft ening of the French franc. J. I. Case and U. S. Industrial Alcohol held gains of 2 points each while one point advances were noted in General Motors. Chrysler and New York Central. American Sugar Refining advaced nearly a point. Utilities, chemicals, silvers, cop-, per* and special issues advanced i fractionally. % FINAL HOME PRICE THREE CENTS Grips Cell Bars, Prays for •Miracle’ to Save Him From Chair. GUARD AGAINST SUICIDE Slayer May Crack, Guards Say. Tell Story to Gain Delay. (Copyright. 1936. by United Pressi TRENTON, N. J., March 31.—Bruno Richard Haupt mann gripped the bars of his cell with trembling fingers today, wept bitterly and cried out for a miracle that would save him from death tonight at 7 (Indianapolis time) in the electric chair. The convicted murderer of the Lindbergh baby—his head clipped for the electrodes of death—lost his stoicism when virtually every legal hope of delaying execution had vanished. He cracked up so completely that prison officials ordered extraordi nary precautions against suicide and were prepared for the possibility of a confession. Innocent. He Maintains But thus far there is no stronger indication of a confession than at any time since the former carpen ter's arrest on charges of kidnapihg and murdering Charles A. Lind bergh Jr. Head Keeper Mark O. Kimberling told reporters that Hauptmann con tinues to cry out that he is inno- The history of the Hauptmann case in pic tures, Page 8. Other stories, Pages 2 and 9. cent and pray that some eleven th hour incident will save him* from electrocution. It was as a broken, hopeless man that he spent his last day of life, while his attorneys went' through the last futile gestures of legal maneuvers which might save him. The prisoner pressed his slim, athletic body against the front bars of death cell No. 9 in the New Jer sey State Prison and gazed up at a skylight which showed him the rays of the sun. Eyes Red From Weeping His eyes were red from weeping. Deep lines of fatigue—he has not slept since 10:30 a. nr. Monday—cut into his pale convex face. His body trembled and when Kimberling walked through the barred door of the death house Hauptmann was weeping and unable to control him self. The head keeper questioned the guards who had stood all night be ; side the ever-illuminated cell and ordered that extraordinary precau tions be taken, such as removal of bedding and pencils. It was a story of hysteria that the guards told Kimberling: hys- Iteria that fitted well into the fan i tastic picture of Americas greatest I criminal mystery and into the fren zied developments of the last four days. Writes Farewell to Mother Last night, when Hauptmann wa.s informed that the Pardons Court and Gov. Harold G. Hoffman had refused finally and definitely to de lay execution, he shouted that he didn't believe it; that it was impos sible. But within a few hours his de meanor had completely changed. He paced his cell, babbled about his innocence and wrote farewell letters to his mother in Germany. He even discussed with the guards whether it would be possible for him to make a radio appeal to the world for any one who knew anything about the Lindbergh crime to come forward and tell it. The guards told him no. He trembled and paled again when the guards came this morning to begin preparing him for death, but his voice told them: “I'm not afraid to die.” “Don’t Worry,” Anna Told He rallied, too, when Defense Counsel C. Lloyd Fisher visited the cell, presumably for legal formali ties before the final appeal to Jus tice Thomas W. Trenchard for a new trial. And when his spiritual adviser, the Rev. John Matthiesen, visited the deathhouse at noon he said he found Hauptmann “com posed.” He gave Mr. Matthiesen this mes sage for Mrs. Hauptmann: “Don’t worry.” Kimberling said Mrs. Hauptmann had made no claim for her hus band's body. There will be no au topsy after the execution. Guarded Against Suicide All equipment was removed from the cell —including bedding— to pre vent the slightest possibility of sui cide. Kimberling said Hauptmann re fused to eat breakfast that was sent to his cell this morning. And when he was given the traditional oppor tunity to order anything he wanted for his last meal, Hauptmann re plied bitterly: “I'd like to have that last meal sent to Mr. Condon.” Dr. John F. fJafsie) Condon waa (Turn to Page Two).