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Tonight, probably a thunder shower, cooler; Friday, fair and cooler. vol. xxxn. NEW CAR FARE SYSTEM WAITS ONLY ON DETAIL Valuation, Rate of Return and Manner of Administration Being Planned. $6,000 JOB AN OUTLOOK The Indianapolis Street Railway Company and the city of Indianapolis are not far apart on the plan for street car “service-at-cost,” it was indicated at a preliminary hearing before the public service commission today. MtjCho main differences appear to lie in r tbe valuation of the property of the company, the rate of return to be al lowed the company and the manner in which the proposed street car commis sioner who will look after the interests of the city will be appointed. The city, in its petition to the public service commission, agreed that the val uation of the property of the company Should be placed at 515.000.000. Ibis figure is more than $5,000.0(Xt above ♦he valuation originally contended for by the citv in the rate cases. COMPACT ASKS FOR *16.500.000 VALUATION, The car company is asking for an agreed valuation of *16.500.000. the val uation fixed by the state tax board. This i3 the valuation placed on its property by the state board of tax com missioners. The proposal of the city provided for a maximum return to the company rang ing from 6H to 7 per cent in Inverse ratio to the rate of fare. The company contended it should be guaranteed at least 7 per cent and should have a reward for efficient service. The city suggests the appointment of a street car commissioner at a salary of $6,000 a year by the board of works to represent the city in the affairs of the company. Commissioner Fred Rate* Johnson ponnted out that such a Job would be an exceptional political plum and that the character of the official would change with every administration, with the pos sibility of the appointment of someone entirely undesirable. Samuel Ashby, e.ty corporation coun sel, declared that the place mest be kept out of politics at any eost. APPROVAL ASKED FOR .APPOINTMENT. H. H. Hornbrook. one of the attorneys fo> the company, suggested that the ap pointment be made with the approval of tb* commission. Ferdinand Winter, another of the cc-m ---oany's attorneys, suggested that the ap- be made by the public service commission. Mr. Ashby said be would agree to the former proposal, but not to the latter. Another feature of the hearing was the request by Mr. Winter that if the pub (Continned on Page Five.) FREE CAILLAUX ON CHARGE OF HIGH TREASON Former Premier Acquitted by French Senate, Sitting as Curt, 213 to 28. PARIS, April 22. —Former Premier Joseph Caillaux was today acquitted erf high treason against France and of communicating intelligence to the enemy in vaYtime. The vote of the senators comprising the high court of Justice was: r acquittal, 213; against acquittal. Following the verdict of acquittal on the first two charges the court began deliberating the charge that the former premier had correspondence with the enemy. Caillaux was placed on trial Feb. 17. From the beginning It was apparent that the government had a weak case. The contention was made by the ac cused statesman and his counsel that he was the victim of a political plot. RADICAL KILLED IN PAPER OFFICE Sixteenth Montana Strike Casualty ‘Accident Victim.’ BUTTE, Mont„ April 22.—Hugh B. Haran. 19, was shot and killed in the pressroom of the Daily Bulletin.here to day. The Bulletin is the organ of the strik ing miners. Joe Pabst, 23. arrested on a charge of shooting Haran, claimed it was acci dental. Both men belong to the radical group, many of whom, heavily armed, assembled In a mass meeting at the Bulletin office last night, following rioting yesterday afternoon' in which fifteen men were seriously wounded. A general strike throughout the state was orewing today. U. S. troops from Camp Lewis, Wash., have been ordered to Butte. Body of Hicks Taken s* to Hendricks County The funeral services for James L. Hicks, 68, who died Monday night at bis honie. 4336 East Tenth street, were held at the residence this afternoon. The body was taken to Hendricks coun ty for burial in Shiloh cemetery. Mr. Hicks served as an inspector in the city engineering department under the administration of J.ew Shank. The widow, a son, Horatio Hieks. and a daughter, Mrs. Della Kleifgen, of In dianapolis survive. Nearly Cause Enough MILWAUKEE, April 22.—Frank Wll lisma admitted he had been drunk. "But, Your Honor, I had just cause,” be pleaded, "I was celebrating because I found a house to live in.” - Open Season for Fish Stoi 'ieSy Next! j WINSTON. Conn.. April 22. —Anglers here reported seeing a trout leap from ‘the waters of Sucker brook, snatch a worm from the beak of a robin flying low over the stream and dive back to safety. Published at Indianapolis. Ind., Daily Except Sunday. Foiled Slayer f''* MYRTLE ROBERTSON. She is the 12-year-old girl who was ac costed by William Ray. confessed slayer of Martha Huff, 14, at Arsenal avenue and Seventeenth street, Saturday morn ing. Myrtle identified the Huff girl s slay er at noon. “He’s the man,” she told Detectives Dugan and O. Simon. Myrtle is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rob ertson, 1662 Arsenal avenue. Mrs. Robertson trailed her daughter when she learned that a negro had en ticed her away with the promise of clothes. She called out to her as she pursued, just after the negro had taken the child through a weed natch and had crossed the Big Four railroad tracks in the vi cinity of Rrookside park. The child broke away from the negro and ran back to her parent This happened just after Helen Mc- Caffrey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Henry McCaffry, 1610 Roosevelt avenue, told her mother a uegro wanted to give her some nice things to wear. Mrs. McCaffrey went with Helen to the corner, where the negro said he would wait, but he was gone. FEE GRAFTING DESIGNED TO GO AT COUNTY JAIL Committee Also Considering Plan to Move Prisoners to Old Workhouse. Abolition of the fee system, under which the sheriffs of Marion county have received large profits for feed ing jail prisoners, and the transfer ring of prisoners to the abandoned Marion county workhouse may result from a conference of state, federal and county officials at the criminal court today. County Commissioner Joseph Haye* fa vored the county paying for the feeding of all prisoners by moving the jail pris oners to the old workhouse, on North western avenue, where the prisoner* could work in a large garden. “This would make the institution near ly self-supporting and would stop this fee system.” said Hayes. lIAYES’ P LAX BEING CONSIDERED. The opinion of Commissioner Haye* was considered by Floyd Mattlce, deputy j United States district attorney who rep resented the federal government at the , eonference; Claris Adams, prosecuting at torney; Russell T. Byer* of the county council, Mrs. Joseph B. Keallng nr.d Rev. Morris M. Feuerllcht, all of the ! county board of charities; County Com missioner Carlin Shank, Harry Hendrick | son, county attorney; Judge James A. | Collins of the criminal eonrt, Amos But ler and Demarchu* Brown of the Indiana state board of charities, George D. Thorn ton and Frank Brown of the county board of charities. Judge Collins called the conference. The conference resulted in the lollop ing action being decided upon : 1. That the county commissioners at once determine by estimates the cost of fitting rip the Marion county workhouse ! as a jail. 2. That representatives of tbe state ; and couuty board of charities with a ; representative of the federal government personally inspect the workhouse. 3. That Dr. Henry C. Wright, an ex pert of New York City, who will arrive here Sunday to begin an official survey of all county institutions, be instructed to inspect the Jail and workhouse first. WOULD PUT * PRISONERS TO WORK. 4: That a program be outlined so county prisoners can work in a garden at ! tbe workhouse and raise produce with i the idea of making the institution as near self-supporting as possible. J 5. That the state and county board of charities co-operate so a better under standing of the aims of both boards can : exist. ( 6. That the entire system of housing and feeding prisoners at the jail be changed. 7. That the county commissioner* de cide to abolish the fee system of feeding prisoners and that the commissioners take charge of that by paying tbe exact cost of Jail food and preparation. Commissioner Hayes declared that the | workhouse, if used as a jail, would make i it possible to give each prisoner a sep ! arate cell to sleep in ; a separate building for women prisoners: a large dining room; a power house: a hospital; a sep ! arate building for insane patients; a large garden tract and sanitary condi ! lions. ! SAYS PRISONERS I COULD GARDEN. | “If the county fed the prisoners, as many other counties do,'' % sald Commis sioner Hayes, “we could have a large garden tract there to be worked by pris oners. “What prisoners would object to work ing in the open each day ? "It certainly would be much better to have them do that than stay locked up in the Marion county Jail,” continued Mr. Hayes. Mr. Brown asked Mr. Hayes if the •'ommissioners had the right to abolish tbe fee system. Mr. Hayes said, in reply: “Tile statutes do not say that the sheriff has to feed the prisoners, but this system of letting the sheriff do it has been go j ing on for years. “We pay 60 i *nts a day Jo tbe sherifi and nil above the actual cost of feeding i the prisoners goes into the pocket of ■ the sheriff. 1 “Last week Commissioner Shank and , myself were In Pittsburg and the coun- I ty, not tbe sheriff, fed their prisoners j last year at the rate of 13 cents a day (Continued on Page Two.) Entered as Second Class Matter. July 25. 1914, at Postoffice. Indianapolis, Ind., under act March *, 1879. GIRL’S SLAYER UNDER GUARD IN COUNTY JAIL Negro Degenerate Confesses He Stabbed Martha Huff When She Screamed. GIVES DETAILS OF CRIME William Ray, youthful negro per vert, killed Martha Huff, innocent 14- year-old west side girl, and threw her .body into Big Eagle creek, because she screamed when he attacked her. Ray made this admission, the de tectives say, early today after he had been subjected to a vigorous grilling. The negro was positively identified by Nora Smock. 11-year-old stepsis ter of the slain girl, soon after'he was arrested close to midnight last bight. A pocket knife spattered with dried blotches of blood, taken from Ray's clothing, mutely testified to the fiendish 1 attack. Confronted with these incriminating facts the negro slowly unfolded the de tails of the crime which has horrified Indianapolis. In his original statement Ray denied he mistreated the Huff girl before he killed her, but in an appendixed confes sion he admitted he was assaulting her a second time when he stabbed her to death. Most of the clothing had been tom from her body in the first assault, he said, and her cries were beepming so alarming when he made the second effort that he repeatedly plunged the knife into her throat. He said he threw the fragments of her clothing into the creek. Ray was lodgeo in a closely guarded solitary cell after being bound over to the grand jury in city court before noon. He discoursed freely about the crime with interviewers. The girls body was taken from Big Eagle creek late Tuesday. The clothing, with the exception of shoes and stockings, had been ripped from her slender form. There were thirteen stab wounds in the left side of the neck. TELLS OF MEETING AT RIVER BRIDGE. Ray, the detectives say, toid how he had uict Martha Huff and Nora Smock at the east end of the West Michigan street bridge over White river. In detail he related how he had en ticed the Huff child with the promise of clothes from a charitable woman. 'lbis was Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock. He toid bow they had walked west oa Michigan street to Tibbs avenue an! then to the Danville interurban bridge across Big Eagle creek. The child followed hita in her inarch to death up the creek He said Martha and biraself sat down after going a distance up stream and ate apples nnd' oranges he had bought. Then he claims, according ro the de tectives. he put his arms around the girl. "She screamed.” be *aid. "It alarmed me, and when she contin ued to cry a* I stayed with her I atabbed her. I had my knife out peeling the fruit.” GIRL DEAD WHEN THROWN INTO STREAM. Deputy Coroner George R. Christian, who conducted an autopsy on tbe body a short time after it was found tossing about at the edge of the stream at 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, twenty-four hours after the murder, said life was ex tinct when the child wa* thrown into the wafer. Two of the knife wound* penetrated the jugular vein, and the girl bled to death Bay. who sars he i* 19 year* old. and married, was taken info custody by three negro officers—Detective* Edward Tra- Ime and George Sneed and Patrolman C M. Carter. They had worked tirelessly with other members of tbe department In running down ciew*. , It was on the information of Pauline Jackson, 14. and Elsie Jackaon, 12, both colored, of 836 West Walnut street, that the detective* obtained their first im portant “lead.” Paulino Jackson told them that a ne gro answering the description of the man who killed the Huff girl had de signed to assault her. He is supposed to have trie 1 o entice her Into a vacant house. When she failed to follow out his in structions to go into the house he gave her a telephone number and asked her to call him. This number was for the telephone In a negro rooming house at 1321 Columbia avenue. Detectives Traube and Sneed and Pa trolman Carter went to the address. Ray was not there. They waited. Shortly before 11 o'clock be entered the house, whistling. The officers rushed in and told him he was under arrest. Ray did not resist Mrs. Ray wns taken to headquarters with him and detained on a vagrancy charge. Satisfied he was the man, the de tectives immediately sent an automobile to get Nora Smock to identify hirr. •'Yes, he's the man,” she said, trem bling. Kay maintained his innocence for an hrur or more. Ilis movements, as he gave them, cor responded identically with the informa tion of those who had seen him leading the girl away. The detectives are satisfied Ray had attempted to lure several other white girls away from their home# and attack them. Descriptions given by them tally with those of the negro. These children also identified him. Ray said he came to Indianapolis about three weeks ago from Chicago. This the detectives questioned, as they bad evidence which associated him with attempted assaults as long as six weeks ago. TELLS OF LEAVING WORK MONDAY NOON. Later he admitted he had lived here all his life. Waiters’ Jackets found in bis room show be once worked in Louisville. Ray says he has been working- at the National Malleable Casting Company plant, Michigan and Holmes avenue. He left his work at noon Monday, he said, because his wife had phoned him she was ill and wanted him to come home. A white man accompanied him for a short distance, he told the detectives, ns he walked toward the downtown district on Michigan street. He must have spent some time en roiite. ns it was close to 4 o'clock when the Huff girl was lured away. He explained that he engaged Martha Huff and Nora Smock in conversation nt the White river bridge and that after a short conversation he told Martha he knew a Mrs. Quinn who had some clothes to give away. i Than came the details of the long (Continued on Page Two.) INDIANAPOLIS, THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1920. Why, Mr. Adams? One week has elapsed since five members of the grand jury, Prosecutor Claris Adams and Deputy Jones petitioned the criminal court to cite 'The Times for w’uat they asserted was a contempt of the criminal court in the utterance of an article alleged to be ‘‘false, libelous, defamatory and contemptuous.” One week has elapsed since Judge James A. Collins instruct ed Mr. Adams to "file iu this court, proper specifications of the charges made.” Mr. Adams has neither filed the citation ordered nor other wise acted to discharge the rule of criminal court. WHY? The Times believes in the ne cessity of upholding the dignity of the courts of this community. It called the attention of the bar association and the public to the practices that Mr. Adams was tolerating in the grand jury room because it believed such practices to be in direct con travention of the spirit of the law and contrary to the public welfare. Mr. Adams said in his petition to the criminal court that the statements made in The Times were “false, libelous, defamatory and contemptuous.” Nothing has transpired to give these statements a different meaning today than they had a week ago. Mr. Adams has been called upon to prove that these state ments were as he described them. He has had plenty of time in the week that has elapsed since he was ordered to prepare this citation to attend a political meeting and conference with Mayor Jewett at the Columbia club and elsewhere. Isn't it time Mr. Adams came into criminal court and either made good his assertions or ad mitted his inability to make good? If there has been a contempt of the criminal court it is up to Mr. Adams to bring the party who uttered the contempt before Judge Collins and prove it to be a fact. Mr. Adams has taken an oath to do hia duty aa prosecutor of Marlon county. It is his duty to uphold the dignity of the criminal court If there has been a contempt of the criminal court why isn't there a citation of record? WALKOUT STOPS STREET REPAIRS 75 City Employes at Asphalt Plant Quit. The work of repairing improved street# in Indianapolis was entirely stopped today on account of a walkout of city employes at the aapbalt plant, ac cordin gto A. O. Meloy, street commis sioner. The asphalt department employ* sev enty-five men, all of whom quit work when no action waa taken by the city on their demand for an increase in wages from 10 to 15 cents per hour. Asphalt employes expected an or dinance for a salary increase to be pre sented to the city council last Monday night and a committee attended the meet ing to see what action would b# taken. When they reported to the other work ers that nothing had been *aid about iu creased pay, all of them decided to quit. Members of the board of works and other city official* were today preparing a wage scale providing for increases in the salaries of city employes that will be placed before the council. A request may be made for a special meeting of the council. Practically all departments of the city were short of labor today. The street-cleaning department, which employs from seventy-five to 100 men, is operating with qnly about half of the usual force, on account of the laboi shortage. The municipal garage was short or skilled mechanics. 50 FATTIES RACE TO CUT WEIGHT Chicago Health Commissioner Aids in Experiment. CHICAGO. April 22.—Fifty fat men and women started a race here today to see who could lose the most fat. Approximately six and n half tons of human beings received instruc tions from Dr. John Dili Robertson, city health commissioner, at the city hall, where the ‘‘race” began. The contest Is an experiment on the part of Robertson, who believes he can bring happiness and thinness to the fat. AII the science and resources of Chicago’s health department will he thrown into the fight, said Robert son. The women, according to Rob ertson, will be expected to wear over alls and exercise on all fours In their back yards. Each patient will be given a paper containing instructions. They will bo required to spend a number of hours a day in the open air and all meals must be prepared under direc tion of the health department. Says Carranza Seeks Peace With Sonora WASHINGTON, April 22.—President Carranza is attempting to make peace with the Sonora revolutionary forces, ac cording to Gen. Alvarado, representative here of the Obregon revolution. CENSUS TO PUT POPULATION OF CITY AT 314,000 Supervisor Speigel Hints at In crease to Be Made Pub lic Soon. CENTURY OF GROWTH The United States census of In dianapolis will show approximately 314,000, according to figures which The Times has obtained, and which are believed to be within a few hun dred of the exact total for the city. John E. Speigel. census supervisor for this district, says that the estimate of 310.000 by 8. O. Dungan, which was made public recently, is “warm,” but a little short. Mr. bpetgel says he expects the totals to be announced In Washington very shortly. The increase of population In In dianapolis lias been marked for the past several decade*, with a steady, healthy growth, made up largely of Indiana peo ple who have taken advantage of the many opportunities in the city and es tablished homes here. Even during the years of adverse conditions, which have been few In Indianapolis, the increase in popula tion haa kept steady pace until xt l res ent the city Is prohahlv the largest in land commercial center in the United State3. The average growth in population for ten-year periods has varied from forty to eighty thousand and the development of natural and commercial resources has kept pace with the population. HALF MILLION IN NEXT TEN YEARS. I is predieted that by the od of the next ten years the population Al reach a half million. At present Broad Ripple. Beech Grove. Speedway City, Mars Hill, Maywood. Ben Davis. Miilersville and other suburbs, having a population of approximately 25.- 000. are being closely crowded by the ever-growing city proper, and It appar ently is only a question of time when they will be annexed as a part of Indi anapolis Broad Rinpie now has a population of approximately 3.000. Ten years ago its population numbered 1,500, showing a twofold increase. Beech Grove grew from 300 to 1,800 in ten years. Both of the** suburbs should n<vw be a part of Indianapolis and will no donbt be among the first annexed as a part of the city. In territory the city ims grown ten square tulles during the last ten years. It now occupies an area of forty-two square mile* In 1910 the area was 30.77 square miles. It la said, however, that the Industrial growth of the city ha* been far greater in proportion to that of the population or the ares. At th present time it is rated aa cne of the largest automobile centers in the world, and it is estimated that $850,000,- 000 worth of automobiles and accessories will be manufacture! in the city this rear BECOMEB GREAT Ll\ K STOCK CENTER. lntli tQApoli* ranks aw one of the great lieu stock of the country, and em ployment is given to 3,983 person* in the slaughtering and meat packing industry. Live stock, however, has always been a great asset to the city a* has farm ing products, due to the rich agricul tural districts 'n surrounding territory. Approximately $500,000,000 worth of farm product* irw handle! here yearly The city is known as the distributlo.) center of the middle wear, being equip. (Continued on Page Eight.) BRYAN WILL GO TO CONVENTION AS A DELEGATE 994 Precincts Out of 1,849 Show Him Running Third in Nebraska Primary. LINCOLN, Neb.. April 22.—WUIlkm J. Bryan will be a delegate to the national democratic presidential convention at Pan Francisco, in June, returns from 1.05* out of 1,849 precincts In Tuesday's presi dential primary indicated today. These precincts gave Bryan. Berg and the two Hitchcock candidates--Neville and Khallenberget —the lead. Bryan's vote was third. Senator Hiram Johnson of California continues to hold his lead in the presi dential primary vote. Returns indicated he had carried the state by 25.000, with Gen. Wood second and Gen. I’ershlng, “native son” candi date, a poor third. Pershing barely carried bis home coun ty of Lancaster. Latest returns from 1,034 precincts, covering 65 per cent of the state, gave Johnson 41.754; Wood, 30,354, and Per shing, 19.860. Senator G. M. Hitchcock apparently won the democratic indorsement for pres ident. He had little opposition. DOCTOR IN CELL AS BOOZE SELLER Freed After Four Hours Fol lowing ( Wild* Party. Dr. Frank A. Bray ton faces two charges today as the aftermath of an alleged “wild” party in his office In the Bank ers’ Trust building. The party culminated in his arrerst at 2:30 this morning on charges of drunk enness und operating a blind tiger. Karl Caster, 29, a landscape gardner, 3424 West Washington street, arrested with him, is charged with drunkenness. Dr. Brayton said he was 30 years old and lived at 2125 Broadway. At 2 o’clock this morning Sergt. Chit wood was baited by Tom O’Neil, 42, of 3125 West Michigan street, at Illinois and Ohio street, and told of a fight in Dr. Brayton’s office, which O’NeiU said was the climax of a dice game in which several men took part. O’Neil accompanied the sergeant to the Bankers’ Trust building and they met Dr. Caster at the corner of Pennsylvania and Ohio streets. Both the men are said to have been under the influence of liquor and when Caster was searched the police say they found two bo-btles of alcohol in his pockets, which ho denied having pur chased from Dr. Brayton. ’ONeil, it is said, then declared Caster had bought the alcohol from the phy sician and Sergt. Chitwood said be was forced to hold Dr. Brayton, who, he alleges, made an attempt to attack O'Neil. Dr. Brayton and Caster we locked In a cellroom at police headquarters for four hours before they were* released'on bond. )By Carrisr, Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere. 12c. Subscription Rates. j Ey M> „ 60c Per Month; , 5 . 0 0 Per Tear. In Legion Limelight Here p£s&? a&jllPfe^ •4ll*''' Jft'WSßm ' ■ ' ■/ . • , \ ’ .f, . Left—Franklin D’Olier of Philadelphia, national commander American legion; center, Lemuel Bolles, national adjutant; right, L. Russell New gent, Indiana adjutant, photographed just before they entered the meeting of national adjutants and national officers of the legion at the Washington hotel today. D’OLIER FAVORS FOURFOLD PLAN Urges Legion to Back Con gressional Program. Franklin "b'Olter, national commander of the American legion, urged the im portance of al! departments of the or ganization lending support to the four fold compensation plan for soldiers, now pending in congress at the conferees of Mate adjutants at the Washington hotel here today. The conference will last three day*. Forty-four states are represented Mr D'Olier said the experience of the last few month* had convinced official* of the legion that no mistake had been made by the Minneapolis convention when Indianapolis waa chosen as the location for national headquarters. Mayor Jewett had welcomed the vis itor* with a brief address in which he expressed the pride Indianapolis feels in having the national headquarters. Mr. D’Olier laid the difficulties of the American Legion Weekly before the ad jutant* a* the chief problem of the con ference. 1 be publication ha* never been a flnan ctal aucetJ*. Even under the present ex pert magazine management, Mr. D'Olier •aid, great difficulty haa been experienced In getUsg paper. “Name* at the rate of 90,600 to 40.t>00 a week are coming In to be added i the subscription litt *nd thl* 1* a problem in itself,” h# said "We could not cut the addressing sten eiis rapidly enough," he added. Robert H. Tyndall, national treasurer, offered a report on finance*; Oe-sld J Murphy reported on service, and Harold Ross, editor, and A. R Whlton. clrcula tion manager of the American Legion Weekly di*cu#*ed the magazine'* condi tion Lemuel Bolles, national adjutant, an nounced that the visiting delegates would be guests of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon an 1 motor tour tomorrow. Ice Cream Prices Due to Soar Here Retail druggist* and !<* cream manu facturers of Indianapolii will meer. to morrow afternoon at the Chamber cf Commerce to discus* the sugar situation. It i* understood ice cream manufactur er* are preparing to lgsue anew higher pries list for various kinds of ice cream. Stanley Wyckoff, fair price com missloner, will address the meeting. "I will tell the druggists that they mav prepare to operate their soda fountains with substitutes for sugar or close down,” said Mr. Wyckoff today, “because of the scarcity of sugar.” City Health Board May Borrow $125,000 A temporary loan of $125,000 with which to meet curent expenses of the city board of health was today authorized by the state tax board, according to Robert H. Bryson, city controller. We Have With Us Today THE TIMES ho* prepared a qnes tionr.Hlre consisting of ten ques tlons, which it submits each day to some well-known Indidiinpolls per son. Introducing John C. Rookelshnos, President of the Columbia Club. Q. What is your name in full? A. John C. Ruckelsbau*. Q. Have you ever had a nick name? A. Jack. Q. What wa* your favorite sport when you were a boy ? A. Baseball. Q. What athletics did you engage or excel in when you were in school? A. Football. Q. How did you happen to meet your wife, and where did yon meet her? A. Through a kind friend in In dianapolis. Q. What is your hobby today? A. Making the Columbia club a popular place for all republic ans. Q. What was your ambition when you Tvere a boy? A. Didn’t have any until I was 19, then to be a lawyer. Q. What event in your life caused you to choose your present profession ? A. Tired of clerking in my father's grocery. Q, If you had your life to live over, what profession would you choose ? A. Same thing, the law. Q. What would you do with a mil lion dollars if you had it to give away ? A. After buying my wife a tai lored cites* and spring hat the balance I would spend in the behalf of the poor young boys and girls of our country. HOME EDITION 2 CENTS PEE COPY GOODRICH SITS IN HIS TENT; BACKS NO ONE Aloof in Indiana Presidential Primary Fight and Candi dates Are Puzzled. Where does Gov. Goodrich stand in the presidential primary fight in Indl ena V Curiosity regarding his stand is being expressed by friends of various can didates seeking the nomination for the presidency. The gorern<ir, usually so active in every political fight, has thus far not openly shown Lis hand. There is a question as to whether he is doing this intentionally or whether his Influence is so undesirable that no candidate wishes to have him openly aligned with hi* campaign. HE SAID HE'D STAY OtT. Under the circumstances it appesrs entirely possible that the governor spoke more truth than he knew when he stated early in the campaign that he would stay out cf it entirely and sit by watch ing the other fellow fight it out. There is every indication that he is doing this verr thing, although perhaps not entirely voluntarily. Under ordinary circumstance* candi dates in the primaries are glad to have the support Os the administration in power. The support of the administration means the support of that administra tion’s following, and if the administra tion ha* been successful In any particu lar this following amounts to a great deal in the primary. But an administration without a fol lowing and at the same time burdened with the opposition of nearly all it* own party i* something else again. Early in the campaign it was rumored that Gov. Goodrich was friendly to Gov Frank O. Lowden of Illinois. Conferences between Lowden managers and the governor, when the managers first took up their work in Indiana, added strength to this rumor. But there ha* been no move on the part of the governor to assist the Lowden organization. The Lowden managers in Indiana ap parently quickly fixed up the situation sad informed the governor that they would appreciate it If he would keep htk hands off, or words to that effect. GOODRICHISM NOT AFFECTING WOOD BOOM. The rapidly dying Wood boom is ap parently succumbing from something be sides Goodrichism. Friends of Gen. Wood aided in forcing Gov. Goodrich out of the presidential race and they have never sought his as sistance. There has been no evidence that be is for Senator Harding. Os course. Senator Johnson may be open to receive the support of the gov ernor. He appears to have every manner and description of support from Indiana re publicans, a part of which is somewhat undesirable. But. at the same time, desp'te his as sociation with “the great little har monizer,” Gov. Goodrich has never been known as a progressive and it is almost too much to believe that he will become one at this late date. In fact, it begins to appear as if ‘the great war governor” actually is neutral so far as the presidential race is con cerned. TAXPAYER MAKES PLEA TO CANDIDATE George M. Speigel. candidate for the democratic nomination for treasurer of Marion county, who is making his cam paign on a pledge to do the things that the republican treasurers have neglected in recent years, received a letter a few days ago from a taxpayer who asked him if he thought he could correct an evil that has cost the taxpayers of the county much annoyance and consid erable money. The taxpayer wrote: "I went to the treasurer's office to pay my taxes last spring and was informed that there was nothing charged against me. "I knew I owed taxes and insisted that the bill be found. “After I had waited almost an hour the clerk assured me that my taxes had been paid. “I had been ont of the city and think ing that perhaps In my absence some member of the family had attended to the matter, went away. “I had no further opportunity to pay taxes until after the time limit was passed. “Several months later a delinquent tax bully came to my house and threatened to take the furriiture away. “I was out of the city and when I got back I found that I not only had to pay the taxes I bad tried to pay, but 1 also had to pay a lot of penal ties which I tow understand were il legally collected from me. "I have never been able to make up my mind whether this wak due to an honest error in the treasurer’s office or whether tho clerk deliberately refused to give me my tax bill la order that my taxes would become delinquent .-andr (Continued on Page Six.) * NO. 298. FEDERAL JURY NET READY HERE FOR PROFITEERS Government Agents Gather Evidence on Coal and Potato Prices. PROFIT ON SPUDS GIVEN Evidence which may lead to In dictments under the Lever act for exacting exorbitant prices on pota toes and coal is now being gathered by representatives of the department of justice, Charles Tighe, U. S. de partment of justice agent here, as* nounced today. For several weeks the department mr Justice has been conducting an investi gation of wholesale coal prices, accord ing to Tighe, and the results probably will be placed before the federal grand July, which is now in cession. “At to whether we have enough evi dence to warrant indictments is, of course, a matter of law,” said Mr. Tighe in discussing the coal situation today. He would not predict what action will be taken by other government depart ments on the coal pri-e situation. . The investigation of wholesale coal prices has been conducted along with the work of gathering evidence to be used in the trial of coal men now held under a federal indictment. TELLS OF LARGE POTATO PROFITS. Potato prices have also been under in vestigation during the last week. Tighe said that several wholesale men are making profits of from 20 to 30 per cent on potatoes. He also said that retailers add about 25 per cent gross profit, which amount, he said, has been authorized by Stanley Wyckoff, fair price commissioner. Representatives of the department of Justice made an investigation of a re | port that several carloads of potatoes had been sidetracked at Beech Grove, but failed to find any evidence of the cats. Railroad reports of potato shipments are now being considered in an effort to ! locate any unknown supply of potatoes | which may be In the city. Operatives from Mr. Tighe's office vis | ited the city markets early today to gather information as to the potato sup | ply. and it was learned that farmers are | bringing few potatoes to market. In fact, it was found that many farm ers are buying their potatoes in the ! city. CRAN'D JURY MAY GET EVIDENCE. The federal grand jury -will continue In session probably all of next week and It is said evidence of supposed profiteer ing may be considered by the present panel. No plans have been made as yet for the convening of a special Jury to delve Into rhe price situation in regard to coal and potatoes. The coal price investigation is being conducted in all parts of the country by the department of justice, according to reports received here. Potatoes dropped 50 cents a bag to ?11.50 for a 150-pound bag, on commis sion row today. The reason given by dealers was that 1 the railroad situation is clearing up, a*4~ I potatoes are being received from Chi cago. the principal potato jobbing point. Dealers say there will be no marked decrease In price. WILL FIGHT TO TRY ISDICTED MEN HERE The first proceedings for the removal of recently indicted coal operators and min ers from states outside of Indiana to the Jurisdiction of the Indiana district court will be taken up In the United States dis trict court at Chicago Monday, according to L. Ert Slack, special assistant to the district attorney, who assisted in the fed eral coal probe. Dan W. Simms, special assistant dis trict attorney, is in Chicago preparing to bring the removal proceedings. The federal court Indictment of 125 met Included only fifty-two in Indiana, tbs rest being residents of different states. It is said that all those living outside of Indiana are planning to fight removal. 1 HIGHER BREAD U. S. PROSPECT Government Reports Give Wheat Shortage Cause. WASHINGTON, April 22.—Bread price* will be increased again, following rising flour and wheat quotations, government reports indicated today. Wheat, now selling far above the gov-, ernment guaranteed price, has not yet reached a high level, according to the crop estimate bureau of the agriculture department. "The 1920 crop will be short, not only in the United States, but throughout the 1 world.” said Statistician Nat Murray. "This will affect prices Inside the United States. "It means what She trade call* a. ‘healthy marker.’ It spells the revers| of reductions, a fluctuating market, and, perhaps also further advances In prices.’’ Other signs also point to a rising mar ket. One is dissolution of the United State* Grain Corporation Jnne 20. The grain corporation, through its. ability to buy, sell or store large quant!-; ties of wheat, has power to control prices to a large extent. Many farmers contend it deliberately has held down wheat 1 prices. University Honors Pershing, Crowder COLUMBIA, Mo.. April 22—Honorary degrees of doctor of laws were to be conferred upon Gen. John J. Pershing and Ma.l. Gen. E. H. Crowder, native sons, at the University of Missouri ceremonials here today. About 300 students also were to re ceive degrees. White River Falls From Flood Stage White river is falllhg after a swift, rise. The highest stage reached by the river ’ was sixteen feet late yesterday, two feet below the flood mark. < yj Better a Little Fuzz Than Blood i LAWRENCE Kas.. April 22.—A ftUr , co-cd at Kansas university decided to , climb over the only obstacle prevent ing her wearing open work hotsery. She shaved her ankles with a razor. The story came out today when j*l surgeon told of being called to dressy the wounds.