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BAKER STARTS SCHOOL TO AID PROBATIONERS Restoring Law-Breakers to Good Citizenship Goal, Says Judge. SYSTEM FIRST IN U. S. Announcement Is Made on Eve of Probation Parley Here. Launching of a program described as an attempt to restore criminals on probation to a life of good citi zenship was announced today by Criminal Court Judge Frank F. Baker. The announcement was timed with the meeting here tomorrow of the Central States Probation and Parole Conference in the Claypool. Once or twice each week, Judge Baker explained, probationers of Criminal Court are to attend a “good citizenship school.” The sys tem, said to be the first of its type in the United States, is to be tried for a year. Results are to be dis closed at the National Probation and Parole Conference next year, Judge Baker said. Church Attendance Required “We are going to obtain speak ers who can speak the language of the probationers to address them on citizenship topics. We hope to persuade the probationers to obey the law and to spread the doctrine of good citizenship among their as sociates and neighbors,” Judge Baker said. “Although the system violates the theory that probationers should not be brough together, we believe that they associate with each other out side of court anyway. Under this system, they will meet in an at mosphere of good citizenship.” He said that required church at tendance also would be a part of the rehabilitation program and that anew probation officer would be assigned to the work of arranging the schools. Kern to Greet Delegates The third annual central states conference opening tomorrow is to include four days of addresses and discussions by public officials, state probation and parole authorities and criminologists. Representatives from 40 states in cluding six Governors are expected to attend the sessions which are be ing h'eld for the purpose of creating co-operation between states in pro bation. institutional care and parole supervision. Mayor Kern is to open the ses sions at 10 tomorrow morning. Gov. McNutt is to address the delegates tomorrow night. Philip Lutz Jr., attorney general, is to preside at the night meeting. NEW BELGiAN PARTY EMERGES IN ELECTION “Rexists” Win 21 Seats in roll for Chamber of Deputies. By Vnitnt Press BRUSSELS, May 25.—A new political party, pledged to “purifv” Parliament and send to political ob livion most of the country’s present leaders, emerged today to plague the government. It is the - Rexist” Party of 30-year old Leon Degrelle. It obtained 21 seats in yesterday's election for the Chamber of Deputies. Degrelle served notice at once that he in tended to fight for another election in hope of winning a majority in tire Chamber. Rexists. Communists and Flemish Nationalists were the winners in the election so far as net gains go. Losers were the Catholic, Liberal and Socialist Parties, which consti tute the government coalition. Election results, subject to correc tion, were announced officially as follows: Socialists, 70: Catholics, 6o- Liberal. 23; Rexists, 21: Flemish Na tionalists, 16; Communists, 9. FOTD REPORTS PROFIT GAIN OF $3,565,617 Figure Is for 1935 as Compared With 1934. By United Press BOSTON, May 25.—The Ford Motor Cos. today reported for 1935 a total increase of $3,565,617 in its profit and loss account and reserves, as compared with 1934. The surplus as of Dec. 31, 1935, was reported as $582,977,651. com pared with $580276.391 at the end of 1934, and $576,517,080 at the end of 1933. Reserves increased during 1935 bv $10,096.98 to $10,962,346, a gain of $864,358. DIES ON TRAIN HERE Norfolk (Va.) Society Matron Is Victim of Heart Disease. Mrs. Stella Hirschler, socially prominent in Norfolk. Va., and San Francisco, died of heart disease on a New York Central train as it came into Indianapolis today. She was en route from Norfolk to San Francisco. Mrs. Hirschler, 74, had been ill six years. CONGRESSMAN IS DEAD Jersey Representative Had Served in House 16 Years. By failed Press WASHINGTON, May 25.—Rep. Randolph Perkins <R., N. J.), a member of Congress since 1920, died in Georgetown Hospital today. He had been ill two weeks. The Indianapolis Times VOLUME 48—NUMBER 64 ‘Cooked’ Alive By United Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 25.—The operator and in ventor of a heat-treatment machine was held by authori ties today pending a study of the death of Mrs. William J. O’Leary, 43, who was alleged to have been fatally “cooked” in the device. . Justice of the Peace Hugh M. Leste*, who issued a war rant for arrest of P. E. Dettra following Mrs. O'Leary s death yesterday, said Dettra ad mitted he was not licensed to operate the machine. Mrs. O’Leary, a resident of Chevy Chase, Md., suffered for 18 years from arthritis. She had taken three previous treatments in the box-like ma chine, which was designed to create an artificial body fever to combat the illness. The woman’s body had burns a quarter of an inch in depth, according to officials. MOTORCYCLIST DIESINCRASH Nine Hoosiers Lose Lives in Traffic Accidents of Week-End. The Marion County 1936 traffic death toll, increased by one fatality, stood at 55 today, and the United Press reported that week-end high way accidents claimed the lives of at least eight other Indiana resi dents. Funeral services for Preston E. Lowe, 30, of 1808 College-av, latest local victim, are to be held at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon at the home. Burial is to be in Washington Park. Mr. Lowe was injured fatally when he was thrown from a skid ding motorcycle at 32nd-st and Northwestern-av early yesterday. He was riding on the rear seat of the motorcycle operated by Russell Strong, 21, also of the College-av address. Strong suffered body bruises. Operated Cleaning Shop A resident of Indianapolis 18 years, Mr. Lowe was owner of the Superior Rug and Furniture Clean ers, 1804 College-av. Survivors are the widow, Mrs! Louise Lowe; his mother and step father, Mr. and Mrs. Rey Frederic; a daughter, Raellen Jjowe, and two sons, Preston C. and Doe Lowe, all of Indianapolis. James W. McHugh, Shelburn un dertaker, was injured fatally when he was struck by an auto. His fu neral was the first to be held in his new mortuary, G. W. Palmer, 57, Negro, Muncie, was injured fatally when he stepped into the path of a bus at Muncie. An unidentified girl about 19 was killed early today when she was struck by an auto on U. S. Road 52. The car was driven*by J. W. Lawrie, (Turn to Page Three) EMPLOYERS FILE INSURANCE DATA Reports of More Than 5000 Are Listed. More than 5000 employers have filed first contribution reports re quired under the new Indiana un employment compensation law. Clarence A. Jackson, Indiana un employment compensation director, announced today. Contributions tabulated from the first 750 reports averaged more than SIOO for each employer, indicating that for the first month more than $500,000 will go into funds from which eligible unemployed persons may draw benefits after April 1, 1938. Mr. Jackson said. Reports were due this month from all Indiana employers who had eight or more employes during a period totaling 20 weeks in either 1935 or 1936. 1934 BANKRUPTCY ACT IS DECLARED INVALID Act Applying to Municipalities and Districts Is Thrown Out. By United Press WASHINGTON. May 25.—The Supreme Court by a 5-to-4 decision today condemned the municipal bankruptcy act of 1934 designed to permit incorporated municipalies, drainage, irrigation and water im provement districts to reorganize their bonded indebtedness. The court's decision was handed down in a case involving the reor ganization of Cameron County, Texas, water improvement district No. 1. While the case involved only the application of the act to this one district, the terms of the court's de cision were such that it left no duubt it applied to the act as a whole. FILENE SCORES C. OF C. “Potent Center of Reaction,” Famed Liberal Merchant Says. By United Press BOSTON, May 25 —Describing the United States Chamber of Com merce as a "potent center of re action.” Edward A. Filene. 74. has resigned from that organization, of which he was a founder. Mr. Filene, entliusiastic New Deal er and internationally known Bos ton business liberal, stated that the chamber had become the tool of "special interests” and refused to work out an intelligent solution to business problems. FORECAST: Possibly showers early tonight; followed by fair and somewhat warmer tomorrow. ACCUSE 25 IN BLACK LEGION MURDER PLOT 13 ‘John Doe’ Warrants Are Included in Group Issued Today. HINT INDIANA CHAPTER Investigation of Terror Body Extended Into Every Michigan City. By United Press DETROIT, May 25.—Murder war rants charging 25 members of the hooded ad robed Black Legion with the death of Charles A. Poole, 32, were issued today, as authorities ex tended their investigation of the band’s terroristic activities through every populous center of the state. Thirteen of the warrants were is sued against men already under ar rest for the murder of Poole on the night of May 12, and 12 were “John Doe” warrants. Each warrant charged conspiracy to kidnap the 32-year-old WPA worker who “knew' too much about the Black Legion,” and each charged with his wilful murder as he stood before the hooded group in a deserted West Side park. 13 Present, Is Charge Wayne County Prosecutor Dun can C. McCrea, whose investigators are inquiring into every phase of the band’s subversive activities, said that “we have sufficient evidence to support the contention that the 13 men were present when the con spiracy to murder Poole was en tered into.” “The others either were present at the meeting or on the way to the meeting at which Poole was killed,” he added. “The fact that some of the members were pre vented from arriving at the road side where Poole was shot down because of an open drawbridge, does not qualify the murder charge in the slightest.” The suspects will be arraigned be fore Judge Raiph W. Liddy this afternoon. They include Harvey Davis, “colonel” of the society and alleged leader in the death plot; Dayton Dean, Urban Lipps, Ervin D. Lee, George C. Johnson, Paul R. Edwards, Edgar Baldwin, Lowell Rushing, Hershell Gill, John B. Mitchell, Thomas R. Craig and Jack Bennerman. James R. Lorrr.nce, held as a suspect, was released over the week-end. As each hour brought telephone reports by “victims” of the band’s terrorism, police continued their city-wide search for those named as leaders. In every instance, the search was fruitless. Homes of those named and their known haunts disclosed they “had not been here for several days.” State Leader Sought Most eagerly sought was Arthur F Lupp of Suburban Highland Fark, named as “brigadier general for the state of Michigan.” Lupp, a milk inspector for the city of De troit, was said to be out of the city. The attorney general’s office, in announcing that the grand jury in quiry was being considered strongly, indicated a belief that “only the surface of this thing has been scratched.” Other authorities were working on the same theory. From McCrea’s chief investigator, Harry Colburn, came the advice that the Black Le gion extended not only through this state, but probably in most of the others. - Indiana Force Hinted He named V. F. Effinger of Lima, 0., as the district commander for the states of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, and said that William Shepherd, known to intimates as “Shotgun” Shepherd, was the na tional commander. He is believed to live sorr.dwhere along the Ohio- West Virginia border. Sto.-ies of the Black Legion’s activities have come from these states and from Pennsyl vania, Colburn said. Michigan state police continued their investigation of reports that 50 men had been marked for death by the Black Legion which is anti- Catholic, anti-Negro, anti-Jew, and which professes to guard the morals of non-members. Having found paraphernalia of the legion in the home of a state prison guard, authorities hinted that many state, municipal and county employes, as well as some officials, were members. In Pontiac, George J. Eckhardt, former police chief, charged that one-third of the force belongs to the legion. He named a prominent police official as a member. Here’s Chance to Become Movie Star! Times, Loew’s to Produce Local Film Since many Indianapolis actors and actresses can not go to Holly wood, Hollywood is coming to In dianapolis. Within the next two wpeks a complete talking picture is to be produced here by one of filmland's outstanding directors, featuring a cast of local people between the ages of 16 and 22, to be selected from the various schools, dramatic societies, factories and stores of the city. The Indianapolis Times has ar ranged with Loew’s, Inc., controllers of Metro-Goldwvn-Mayer studios, to import the director and a full staff of movie technicians, together with MONDAY, MAY 25, 1936 Speedway Timer Too Busy to Watch Race | •- *■ S' ; ‘ 12 READY FOR SPEED TRIALS Lou Moore, Fred Frame and Deacon Litz Are Among Likely Candidates. Harry Mac Quinn, Indianapolis, was the first to qualify this after noon for the Memorial Day 500- mile race at the Speedway. He w T as driving the Sampson Radio Special and averaged 114.118 miles an hour for the 25 miles. Jimmie, Chappell, Indianapolis, rode with him. Threatened with the possibility of rain, nearly 12 drivers were ex pected to attempt their qualifying runs when Indianapolis Motor runs early when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened this after noon. Lou Moore and Fred Frame, 1932 winner, driving their Burd Piston Ring Specials, made test runs this morning and were reported ready for trials. With the race set for Saturday, only 25 have qualified for the 33-car starting field. The trial runs were rained out yesterday. Other drivers who were expected to attempt their runs this afternoon, weather permitting, were Deacon Litz, in his own car; Dave Evans and Russ Snow’berger, driving Joe Thorne entries; Ray Pixley, Fink Auto Special; Mauri Rose, Four- Wheel Drive Special; Harry Me* Quinn, Sampson Radio Special, and Roy Painter, American Twist Drill Special. REDUCTION IN GOLF FEES IS ANNOUNCED South Grove Course Charge Is to Be 35 Cents. A reduction in greens fees at South Grove municipal golf course from 50 cents to 35 cents for 18 holes was announced today by A. C. Sallee, superintendent of parks. The Monday and Friday “bargain day” rate of 25 cents for 18 holes still is in effect, Mr. Sallee said. RAIN TONIGHT, WARMER TOMORROW, IS FORECAST Crops Aided by .32 of An Inch of Showers, Report. Predicting showers for tonight, the Weather Bureau today said a northeast wind then should clear up unsettled atmospheric conditions and make tomorrow fair and some what warmer. The .32 of an inch of rain which fell here over the week-end has had a beneficial effect on crops in this section, the bureau said. PRIMARY TEACHER DEAD Mary James Clark Had Taught at School for Deaf. Mary James Clark, 29. for 10 years primary teacher at the Indi ana School for the Deaf, died today at the home of her father, R. C. Clark, Lancaster, Ky. a unit of lighting and sound equip ment, exactly as used by the largest Hollywood studios. The Times, in sponsoring this project, hopes to promote commu nity spirit along dramatic lines, and to develop further interest in ama teur theatrical groups. . When com pleted the picture will be shown at Loew’s Theater. A “Hollywood” pre miere, including all the trimmings that accompany such “openings” at the Graumann's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, will be staged at the opening. A special M-G-M writer has been assigned to write the script for “It Happened in Indianapolis.” and the entire production is to be carried out in a professional manner. It is Odis Porter at his machine, Chester Ricker, scoring director, looking on. Odis A. Porter Sometimes Has to Buy Paper to Learn Winner. BY TOM OCHILTREE Odis A. Porter, who serves as the eyes and brain of the most perfect timing machine in the world, has checked every car in all the Memo rial Day races, but he often has to wait and buy a newspaper to find out who won. Busy as he is, this man, who thinks' of time in hundredths of seconds, always remains as calm as an ancient philosopher or an agra rian poet on race day. Puffing on his pipe, and with his glasses pulled down to the end of his nose, he seems almost like Father Time him self as he sits in his booth on the second floor of the Speedway press pagoda. Porter has clocked almost every kind of speed contest devised. He always is present when Sir Malcolm Campbell, English driving star, makes his roaring rfdes against time. Fool-Proof Timing International yacht and motor boat races find him seated at the finish line with his pipe and timing machine. To question his figures would be like questioning the integ rity of the Bank of England. For a quarter of a century he has worked to perfect a machine that is fool proof and can’t be fixed. A ship’s chronometer is the gov ernor for the rest of the equip ment. Asa car passes across the starting wire, stretched across the track, it breaks a circuit and causes the machine to record the time in hours, minutes, seconds and hun dredths on a tape. It’s Done Quickly When the automobile has com pleted a lap and hits the wire again, another recording is made. The first figure is subtracted from the second, giving the total time in minutes, seconds and hundredths for the lap. This is computed quickly on special calculating ma chines, and the speed in miles an hour is read off into the thou sandths. “This machine can never be off more than one-quarter of one-hun dredth part of a second,” Porter said. “It is comparatively simple to operate when drivers are qualifying. On race day, however, it is neces sary to mark on the time tape the number of each car opposite the reading. “The machine can’t see. Some times it is humanly ynpossible to get all these car numbers down, but a double check system used here enables us to fill in the blank places. I am so busy putting the car num bers on the tape, that I never have time to even wonder how the race is going.” 135 In Timing Crew Chester S. Ricker, scoring and timing director, is in charge of a crew of 135 men whose duty it is to keep the public, press and driv ers informed on the progress of the race, and to compile a complete race record. Assisting Porter are G. H. (Snappy) Ford, a gentleman who wears loud caps and does upside down writing to amuse his friends, and J. R. Trout. Porter has seen the racing heroes of three generations on the In dianapolis track, and every race day he says a little prayer that no one will be in an accident. a comedy-drama calling for mere than 100 scenes, 15 leading roles and more than 100 extra players, all to be selected from Indianapolis ac tors. As the play is a colleeg drama the leading boy and girl roles will be outstanding and it is hoped that the completed cast will contain many prominent local persons. Casting for “It Happened in In dianapolis” will start immediately, and tomorrow's Times will carry full details of what young players must do to obtain a part in the all-In dianapolis movie. Watch The Times tomorrow for information about your own moving pitcure. Who knows, you may be headed for a Hollywood film contract? Entered as Second-Class Matter ••••• at Postoffice. Indianapolis, Ind. SOCIALISTS MAP DROADJRODRAM Eight-Plank Platform Is Offered National Par ley Delegates. By United Press CLEVELAND, May 25.—The name of Norman M. Thomas was placed before the Socialist con vention today as a candidate for the party’s presidential nomina tion. Mr. Thomas was Socialist standard bearer in 1928 and 1932. By United Press CLEVELAND, May 25.—The So cialist convention resolutions com mittee today drafted a broad plat form calling for public ownership of key industries and wide congres sional control of agriculture'and in dustry. The committee then prepared to place its recomendations before the convention, where approval was ex pected to be a mere formality. Eight main planks were written into the document by the commit tee. They provided: 1. Public ownership of key indus tries. f 2. Adoption of the farmers’ and workers’ rights amendment to the United States Constitution, which gives Congress broad control over agriculture and industry. Ask Age, Health Programs 3. A slum clearance program, old age and health pensions and other social legislation programs. 4. Thirty-hour week, minimum wage, abolition of the injunction in labor disputes, prohibition of company unions, company spying and private guards, prohibition of use of police or troops in labor dis putes. 5. Government aid for farm fi nancing, shifting of taxes on farm property to taxes on incomes, in heritance and excess profits. 6. Increase in income and in heritance taxes on high levels, re organization of the entire tax sys tem ©n the ability to pay and a constitutional amendment permit ting taxation of government securi ties. Favor Arms Curtailment 7. Abolition of all laws interfer ing with the right of free speech, free press and free assembly, re peal of the espionage laws, enforce ment of constitutional guaranties of equality of Negroes and enforce ment of drastic anti-lynching laws. 8. Curtailment of armaments, elimination of compulsory military training in schools, noninterference in Latin America, abandonment of imperialistic adventures, relinquish ment of extra-territorial privileges in China, continuation of friendly relations with Soviet Russia, devel opment of world peace societies. Dr. Harry W. Laidler, chairman of the resolutions committee, pre sented the committee's recommen dations to the convention shortly before the noon recess. He was in terrupted several times by vigor ous applause. MERGER OFSTATE SOCIALISTS HINTED Indiana Slate Is Named by In corporated Unit Here. Uniting of two factions in the In diana Socialist Party was con sidered today by the Socialist Party of Indiana, Inc., and another group headed by Powers Hapgood. The Hapgood faction is to hold a convention in the Dearborn Hotel on Saturday and Sunday and at that time, it was reported, a coalition plan may be outlined. Thirty delegates attended a meeting of the Socialist Party of Indiana, Inc., yesterday in the Hol liday Building. William Getzel, South Bend, was nominated as the faction's guber natorial candidate. Miss Emma Henry, state commit tee secretary, said a petition would be filed with the State Board of Election Commissioners to recognize its slate of candidates in preference to one presented by the Hapgood faction. The Hapgood organization, which has the official sanction of the So cialist Party of America, has sent six delegates to the Cleveland na tional convention. ‘MIRACLE’ IS ONLY THREAT TO LANDON; ECCLES STIRS TALK Democrats Have Decided to Woo Big Business, Observers Say. RECALLS MORGAN VISIT Irwin-Gates Clash Chief Concern of Republicans During Week. While Republican Party ranks had a week of “tiffs” over the state chair manship the Democratic Party, ac cording to political observers, made a bid for support of Indiana bankers and business men. Most important development in the reported Democratic tyid for “big business” support was believed to have been the “off-the-record* address of Marriner S. Eccles, Fed eral Reserve Board chairman, before the convention here of the Indiana Bankers’ Association. Mr. Eccles, although a Republican, was introduced by Gov. McNutt. Previously the Governor had con ferred with W. Forbes Morgan. Democratic National Committee secretary. The visit of Mr. Morgan, likewise, was in the nature of pre paring the ground for an appeal to business men to support the Roose velt Administration in the November election, observers said. Mr. Eccles’ address was termed by those close to the state administra tion as being splendid “word-of mouth” campaigning on behalf of the Democratic Party. It was said his speech gave rise to hopes in Democratic breasts that their collectors might not knock in vain on business doors for aid in the fall election after all. With only 10 days before the G. O. P. state convention efforts were made by Republican leaders to insure harmony and quiet the efforts of a faction led by Ralph Gates, Columbia City, to place Mr. Gates in the state chairmanship. G. O. P. Compromise Hinted Don B. Irwin, state chairman, al though refusing to recognize the Eighth District election of a vice chairman and chairman, has agreed to call a state committee meeting on June 4, the day after the con vention here. Doubt was expressed in some Re publican circles whether the state committee would oust Mr. Irwin. A compromise in the interests of party harmony is likely, observers said. The Republican gubernatorial race presents Raymond S. Springer, Con nersville, in the lead as far as dele gate claims go, but probably witii an insufficient number to swing tne nomination on the first convention ballot. Major opponents of Mr Springer are: Elza O. Rogers, Leb anon attorney; Glen R. Hillis, Ko komo manufacturer, and Herbert H. Evans, Newcastle, state Representa tive. As the week-end closed Pleas Greenlee, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, returned from Washing ton with assurance that Senator Sherman Minton would place his name in nomination at the state convention on June 16 Greenlee Issues Denial Mr. Greenlee denied that he agreed to a combination with Mc- Kinney forces to stop Mr. Town send’s election on the first ballot. He did say, howffver, he admitted, that the strength of his 687 dele gates and McKinney’s delegate pledges—which he said is 474—is sufficient to prevent Mr. Townsend from winning on the first ballot. Greenlee adherents put Townsend strength at 684 delegates. Mr. Greenlee claimed delegates are bolting the so-called Townsend “bandwagon” and predicted that the Lieutenant Governor would not be nominated on the first ballot or even the second. Other Indiana political groups had a busy week. The National Union for Social Justice, under its new state supervisor, O. P. Craig, launched a strong campaign to elect congressmen favorable to Father Coughlin's plan. Townsend pension leaders w r ere reported ready to launch a reorganization of their forces in the state. TRADING ON MARKET IS QUIET, PRICES FIRM Steel Shares Lead Early Advance With Gains Above Point. By United Press NEW YORK, May 25.—Extremely quiet trading continued to prevail on the stock market toda> with prices firm. Steel shares led an early advance with gains ranging to more than a point but they later eased from their highs. Motor shares were dull. Railroad and utility issues were quiet. Times Index Jane Jordan .. 6 Merry-Go-R’d. 9 Movies 4 Mrs. Ferguson 20 Mrs. Roosevelt 6 Obituaries 16 Pyle 10 Questions .... 10 Radio 5 Scherrer 10 Science, Dietz 10 Serial Story... 16 Short Story... 15 Society 7 Sports 12 State Death*. 13 Wiggam 9 Births 13 Books 9 Bridge 6 Broun 5 Clapper 9 Comics 15 Crossword 8 Curious World 5 Dutcher 9 Editorials 10 Fashions 6 Financial ....11 Fishbein 10 Flynn 11 Forum 10 Grin, Bear It. 9 Hunt 9 FINAL HOME PRICE THREE CENTS Coalition by Rivals, Which Seems Unlikely, Held Sole Obstacle. HOOVER ENMITY DENIED Borah and Knox Combine Against Kansan Also Deemed Remote. “Smoking Out the Candi dates,’’ the first of a series of articles on possible Re publican nominees, starts today on Page One, Section Two. BY LYLE C. WILSON United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, May 25. Gov. Alf M. Landon of Kan sas is so close to the Repub lican presidential nomination today that many observers believe only a political miracle can stop him. The miracle most discussed would be a well-managed coalition of oth**r G. O. P. candidates in an effective stop-Landon movement. There would be a touch of the miraculous about such a coalition, because of the difference separating most other Republican factions. Trailing Gov. Landon in the race toward Cleveland, where the Re publican national convention will meet June 9, are Frank Knox of Illi nois, Senator William E. Borah of Idaho, Senator Arthur H. Vanden berg of Michigan and Senator Lester J. Dickinson of lowa. Steiw r er Also a Possibility There are darker horses than some of those. Senator Frederick Steiwer of Oregon has been named keynote speaker for the G. O. P. and thereby becomes a presidential possi bility. Former President Herbert Hoover still is the nominal leader of the Republican Party and must be counted among the potential nomi nees although last week he an nounced in Chicago that he was not a candidate. If the miracle came to pass, bring ing Mr. Knox, Mr. Borah, former President Hoover and the other potential nominees together in an anti-Landon movement supported by such Eastern leaders as Charles D. Hilles of New York and J. Henry Roraback of Connecticut, the Kan sas Governor would be in real polit ical trouble. Mr. Hoover insisted in his an nouncement of last week that he was not opposing any candidate for the nomination. Coalition Seems Unlikely Some politicians who had dis cussed G. O. P. plans with the former President had previously felt that he would do what he could to prevent the Governor’s nomination. That assumption evi dently was mistaken. Mr. Hoover will not exercise great influence at Cleveland for or against any one. His principal con tribution to the 1936 campaign was in his series of eight addresses on the New Deal in which he sought to state the issues against Presi dent Roosevelt. If Mr. Hoover is left out of it, the stop-Landon movement would need the co-operation of Mr. Knox, Mr. Borah and the men who control the big, uninstructed dele gations from the East. Such co operation is unlikely. Knox, Borah Far Apart Mr. Knox has a background of Theodore Roosevelt progressivism but there has been no indication he would satisfy Mr. Borah as a 1936 candidate. Similarly, there has been no hint from the Knox camp that Mr. Borah would fit into their plans in any way. About the only tie between these two rivals is that neither will get anywhere unless something is done about Gov. Landon. In several statements during the latter weeks of his campaign for the nomination, Mr. Borah has ap peared to challenge Mr. Landon in directly on the ground that he rep resented certain “interests” to whose objectives the Senator is op posed. Mr. Knox has not personally attacked Gov. Landon. But from former Senator George H. Moses, a close associate of Mr. Knox, there came on April 29 an intimation that the methods by which Gov. Landon was picking up delegates was at least unethical. Without naming Mr. Landon, Mr. Moses deprecated Gov. Landon’* delegate strength on the grounds that is was “built up by ballyhoo and propaganda, and developed by methods which certainly will un dergo investigation by the Senate Committee already set up for the purpose of scrutinizing election practices.” Other Candidates Weak But beyond a certain similarity of attitude toward the progress of the Kansas Governor there is no indication of like-mindedness be tween Mr. Knox and Mr. Borah. Other candidates could be brought into a stop-Landon move ment with less difficulty, none of them having much to offer nor much to lose. But the prospect of a Knox-Borah coalition is re mote. The stop-landon movement in any serious form, therefore, will depend on such men as Mr. Hilles and Mr. Roraback.