-FRANKLIN CHARGES TO BE DROPPED; INDIANAPOLIS
PROBE BASED ON McMANIGAL INFORMATION '
Los Angeles, Dec. 12 Nearly
all of the 1,33 witnesses sub
poenaed in connection with the
dynamite conspiracy were on
hand today when the federal
grand jury resumed its investiga
tion. Three of the most important
are still missing. They are Olav
Tveitmoe and Anton Johanssen,
members of the executive councl
of the California Building Trades
Council, and Mrs. David Kaplan.
Tveitmoe was last heard from
in New York.
v Assistant Attorney General
Lawler says that he expects to
reach the "inner circle" of friends
of Jdhn J. and James B. McNa
mara by uncovering McNa
maras's activities while in San
Francisco under the name of
It is believed here that District
Attorney Fredricks intends to
drop the Franklin bribery charges
as soon as he can do so without
Indianapolis, Dec. 12. Ortie
McManigal's information is to
be the "basis of the federal investi
gation of the McNamara dyna
miting conspiracy here.
; Six labor leaders are said to be
mentioned by .name in McMani
gal's stateemnt as having been
implicated in the dynamitings.
and at least eight others are said
to have been indirectly involved
J. J. McNamara is said to have
sent dynamiting confederates to
vaiious labon leadeis where it
was dcsncd that dynamiting be
done, with instructions to "see soj
and-so," who would give instruc7
tions regarding "the jobs to be
Great importance is attached to
tHe documents obtained by the
federal authorities from the iron
workers' headquarters last Satur
day. Herbert S. Hockin, secretary
treasurer of the Iron 'Workers,
and successor to McNamara, de
nied today that he knew anything
about the -removal o'f the docu
ments. Hockin said the file cases show
ed that nothing had been remov
ed, but admitted he had not in
spected the vaults.
An'individual, whose name is
being kept secret, gave U. S.
Marshal Edward Schmidt en
trance to the Iron Workers'
rooms. ' '
More than 35 detectives, in
cluding government, National
Erectors'' association and Burns
operatives, are now here in con
nection with the investigation. '
Every train coming or going
from . Indianapolis is being
Today, subpoenas for between
35 and 40 witnesses were issued.
Between 25 and 30 witnesses pre
viously had been summoned.
Practically everything is ready
for the meeting of the federal
grand jury Thursday. District
Attorney Miller and his, assist
ants even have prepared lists' of
questions to1 be asked-the princi
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