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Tonight and Saturday, partly
cloudy; temperature about same.
COST $1,252,919,
General’s Eastern Treasurer
Gives Figures to Senate
WASHINGTON, June 4.—A total
of $1,252,919 has been spent thus far
in financing Gen. Leonard Wood’s
presidential boom, Horace Stebbins,
treasurer of the Wood cam
paign, testified today before the sen
ate committee investlgaitng pre-con
vention presidential campaign ex
penditures and contributions.
Stebbins presented to the committee
financial statements which co -rohorated
the aceonnting previously rendered by-
Albert A. Sprague. Chicago, wholesale
grocer and the Wood national treasurer,
of the expenditure of a total of? 1.-
To the Sprague total of $1 174.019.
Stebbins added \n additional ?7 S .OOO of
Wood expenditures which he explained
brought the complete total up to sl,-
252.01 ft.
51.i0.000 TO FIND.
Stebbins said he received *130.000 In
cash contributions from William Loeb.
Jr., formerly secretary to the late Col.
Theodore JRooserelt.
The $130,000 was Included in $225,000
Loeb accorded to the Wood general com
mittee at Chicago, previously testified to
by Albert A. Sprague, wealthy Chicago
wholesale grocer and Wood national
treasurer, Stebbins stated.
Stebbens said he received a check for
SI,OOO from Ogden Reid yesterday, but
returned it becausp there "was nobody
to indorse it."
“As treasurer of the Gen. Leonard
Wood league," Stebbens said that Reid’s
receipts were $156,271 and its disburse
ments $155,554.
The receipts of the Leonard Wood
“campaign committee up to June 2 were
$2*0.213 and the expenditures $270,350."
Stebbins said. f
From the New York City ways and
means" committee of the Wood cam
paign. Stebbins said he received $40,000
He named Herbert L. Satferlee as
chairman of this committee.
From I*.*oo subscribers he received an
additional 521.:t0f1, Stebbins continued.
The subscriptions ranged from a dd
upward, he explained.
named among the members of the
“ways and means" committee. David M.
Goodrich of th-> Goodrich Rubber Tire
Company; Greenville Vlark. lawver;
Etihu Root. .Tr.. lawyer: IL-rold B. Clark,
hanker; Archibald G. Thatcher, lawyer:
Lengdon G. Marvin, lawyer: Dean Save,
lawyer, and Ambrose E. Monell, steel
and nickel magnate.
"By implication it would appear I
have been trvinc to avoid appearing be
fore this committee." Stebbins said.
Nothing cc-ild be more false.
I b-■ 1 r.’sured a trip to tb Cana
dian woods.
"1 was in the woods for nine days,
mile* from any telephone or telegraph.
i have never had a subpoena served
on me.
"I have mothing in the world to hide
and the idea I h\d anything to hide or
'Continued on Page Eighteen.)
Milkman Says He Saw One
Suspect in Grocery.
men were arrested early today
on vagrancy charges and are held under
high bonds while detectives are trying
to learn If they robbed Thomas F. Mc-
Carty's grocery. SCO East Thirtieth street.
Frank Haggler, 2flli McPherson avenue,
a milkman, was making deliveries at 2
o'clock this morning when he found two
men In McCarty’s store.
Ho notified the police and Lieut. Jones.
Sergt. Sandmann and a squad rushed to
the scene but the burglars had escaped.
McCarty was notified and said sls and
a check for $6 were missing from the
cash register.
WhOe ooarchlng for the prowlers the
emergency squad saw three men emerge
from an alley near Twenty fifth street
and Columbia avenue, and arrested them.
They gave their names as Jack Price,
40, of 2063 Columbia avenue: Ollie Owens,
26, of 2852 Columbia avenue, and Bert
Weaver, 28, of 2328 Columbia avenue.
the police say. identified Price
as ode of the men he saw in the grocery.
The police claim a baseball rain check
was found in Owens' pocket similar to
the one which disappeared from the
grocery cash register with the sls and
The men said they had been at the
home of a friend. Holley Caatleman. 2514
Columbia avenue, and were going home
when arrested.
It was 3 o’clock when they were ar
rested and Castleanan told the police the
three left hi* home before 1 o’clock.
Supreme Court Hears Protest
on Horizontal Increase.
V‘ rk st varying assessments on personal
•rty of one township, from that of
djolning township are illegal, was
the contention made today before the
supreme court in the oral arguments on
the transfer of the Besson tax case from
the appellate court to the supreme
It was alleged by attorneys for the
appellee that Increases of 50 per cent
on personal property were made by the
state board of tax commissioners over
the assessments made by the county
hoard of review, in making horizontal
increases on personal property in Wash
ington township.
Wheat, for Instance, they alleged, was
assessed at i!s true market value of 32
per bushel by th" township assessor,
and the state board increased this vain
t tion •> $3 when making the horizontal
In the lame manner, they declared, as
sessments on oats were increased from
60 to 90 cents per bushel, corn from $1.25
to $1.87% per bushel, hogs from sl3 to
so on.
arguments were on the merits of
the case, and the opinion of the court
will include the question of whether the
rase is to be transferred from the ap
pellate court, as well as the final ruling
on the decision of the lower court.
Arguments for the case were presented 1
t>y U. S. Leah, assistant attorney general, j
uid Albert H. Baker, special assistant
retained In the Interest of the state.
It was contended by the state that the
ippelleea should tare entered their com
(Oonttnoed on Page Five.)
Published at Indianapolis.
Ind.. Dally Except Sunday.
Carves Engine With Penknife
THIRTY-EIGHT years ago a penknife nestled in a trousers pocket of
Gus Argus, then a young man, who had come to Indianapolis to
make his home.
Argus, after hip day’s work was done, enjoyed to walk along the
111 . track, and sea
c! u!r h e and lha
This is the resu it of Argus’ labor with bis penknife. idea struck him.
“W h y not
carve out of wood an engine which would be a duplicate of the big iron
monsters of 'B2 which came into the station?” was the question he con
His favorite engine, coming in on one of the Pennsylvania lines,
had a red smokestack.
Evening after evening ns the sun went
down Argus would wait for the engine
with the red snmkestabk nnd would make
accurate observations of dimensions.
For eighteen months Argus worked
with Ids penknife and the wood until n
duplicate of an engine of 'B2 was com
This monument of patience and skill
has been preserved for centennial week
by a lifelong friend of Argus. Henry
Sprengpfeil of 1103 Madison aTenne.
A visit to the residenee of Mr. Spreng
feil showed what a triumph were the
labors of Argus, as the miniature engine
is no baby.
It is five feet in length, seventeen
Judge,in County .Tail Scandal
Case Recognizes Existence
of Poker Games.
A motion to dismiss the rases
egainst Frank Kemp and Adrian
Van Cleave was Bled by the defence
In the jail cares tuts e.;ternoon after
the state Had completed its ease.
Holding that the elate had proven that
gambling for money bad existed in the
Marion county jail. Judge James M.
Berryhill. in criminal court, today indi
cated that the evidence in the Jail gam
bling '-ages; should he confined to showing
who was ‘responsible for the existen~e of
i the poker giymes.
The ceremony aoeornoanying th In
stallation of William Puss” Melnert. a
j former prisoner at the jail, as assistant
cell boss in the federal section of the
jail, where poker games were played for
; high stakes, was described by witnesses
for the state.
Former federal prisoners r,t the jail
testified thir Meinert was proclaimed as
siKtgpt ec-ll boss by Charles Wfcltseii then
chief jailer, during an elaborate cere
Otto McKay, a jeweler of Terre Haute
and a former federal prisoner, testified
that Whitsell called all the federal prls
goners together and officially made
'Puss” Meinert the assistant cell boss
‘•Whitaell put his hand on the
shonlder of Meinert and said, ’i hereby
appoint you assistant cell boss and all
; you fellows have to obey him and If rot
you will be punished, " according to
1 McKay
Charles Burnsteln, a former prisoner,
testified that Whit sell at the ceremony
said that Mr-Inert had done such wonder
fit) things that Meinert should have more
'Whitsell then pinned on Meinert a tin
star. Ob, so big.” testified Burnstein, In
dicating a hugh star with hitt hands.
The state attempted 10 introduce a big
; six inch star as the one which was pinned
on Meinert at the impressive ceremony
bat the introduction as an exhibit was
i prevented on a motion of the defense.
The state ha In Its possession a big
tin star, hearing the name of ’'Meinert''
In big black letters.
Witnesses testified that the night after
the ceremony, Meinert began taking off
the rnkeoff from the poker games while
the star flashed.
Rurnstein testified that he was stVt
■ loser on the games while a prisoner In
the jail.
Concerning Meinert. Burnsteln said :
“Meinert told me that when he first fim
there things were pretty had. but since
Charlie Whitsell was chief jailer and the
‘rakeoflf came In on the games, we were
able to get things to eat and if the games
stopped, so would the privileges.”.
Burnstein testified that as long as he
played polrer he had no hard work to do
at the jail.
He said Meinert cot the ‘‘rnkeoff" anr.
that he never gar* the Takeoff'' to Van
Cleave or Kemp so far as be knew.
Eugene Dambarher, a former prisoner,
testified that Meinert told him that the
1 ‘Takeoff went to the deputy sheriffs.
’tarry Dirk, at present a federal pris
oner in the jail, and a witness for the
state, aided the defense when h° testi
(Continued on Cage Seven tee n.l I
Convict on Way Here in Jail Case
- Kurt in Leap From Train Window
While being brought from the state penitentiary at Michigan City
to testify in the cases of three former jail employes. Eugene Duvall jumped
from a train window about five miles north of Indianapolis today.
Entered &* Second Class Matter, July 26, I*l4. at
Postofflee. Indiani.polls. Ind., under act March S. 187*.
inches in height and stands on a wooden
track eight inches in width.
Mr. Sprcngj feil came in possession of
the engine in '*B4 and he has carefully
kept this masterpiece of carving in a
gloss case as a sample of what young
men did with their spare time tn In
dianapolis in ISR2.
Mr. Argus is at present a cigar maker
In Cincinnati, according to Mr. Spreng
When the oldtime friend* of Mr.
Sprengpfeil call upon him next week dur
ing the centennial celebration the first
wonder of Indianapolis which he will ex
hibif will he the penknife triumph of his
City Plans to Make Visitors
Feel at Home From Time
of Arrival.
From t i® moment that visitors to th
five-day convention of the Associated Ad
vertising <”lubs of the World reach In
dianapnlis they win be made to feel that
this is a hospitable city.
The iat- h strings to the doors of the
hotel rooms that have been engaged for
them w.Il, figuratively speaking, be flut
tering out to meet their grasp; their
luggage will be readg for them to delve
into, and every arrangement for their re
ception and their comfort will hare beeq
attended to.
So eompltte have been these arrange
ments. In fact, that under the arrange
ments made hy the local cluh. every
visitor win sign V.s hotel register on
boa-d the train bearing him to Indian
A eourfev- committee of 250 persons,
with .lohn IT T.ederer as chairman, is
attending to all arrangements for the
comfort and entertainment of the visitors,
and the convention hoard of the local ad
vertlsirg club las established headqnar
te-s at the Claypoo! hotel, with Fred C
Mill's, executive secretarv. 1n charge
The first feature of the convention will
be an Inspirational meeting In Fniver
ally park Sunday afternoon, and on Sun -
day evening the following prominent ad
vertising men. delegates to the conven
tion, will occupy the pulpits of five In
dianapolis churches.
James W. Elliott, author of ‘‘Man Mes
sages,” will be the speaker nj the Me
ridian Street M. E. church.
"• Frank McClure, advertising man
ager of the Ft. Dearborn National hank,
Chicago, and chairman of the national
advertising commission, will .occupy thv
pulpit at Christ church
George Hopkins will be the speaker
at the First Baptist church.
Dr. Jeremiah W. Jonks. research pro
fessor of government, New s',irk univer
sity, will deliver an address at the
Certrnl Christian church.
Sidney S. Wilson, treasurer of Western
I serve university, Cleveland, and for
mer president of the Advertising Cluh
of Cleveland, will speak at the Second
Presbyterian church.
In addition Rev. Father F H. Oavisk
will extend a welcome to the delegates
and deliver a sermon on ethics in ad
vert sing at 9 o'clock mass.
The executive committee of the asso
ciation will hold an all-day sessslon.
Sunday, at the Claypoo! hotel, and the
national advertising commission wdll
hold a session at the hotel Saturday
morning, with three nmn from each line
of advertising present* and the final de
tails of the convention program will be
gone over.
f’nrl Hunt of New Vork, head of the
association's press burexn. will give final
Instructions and plans for covering the
sevstons of the convention, Saturday
evening, at a dinner at the Chamber of
Commerce in honor of Indianapolis news
paper men.
Charles H. MRcKlntosh of Chicago,
chairman of the national exhibit commit
tee, arrived yesterday and, assisted by
K'ontfnti*<i on rape Five.)
He was taken to the city hospital,
where it was said his injuries are not
Duvall was being brought ti> Indian
spoils as a witness in the case of Frank
Kemp, Charles Whltcsall and Edward
Morrow, who nrp charged with commit
ting assault on him while he was con
fined in the county jail.
Duvall was sentenced In the criminal
court March 20 to serve five to fourteen
years in the state reformatory for as
sault and battery with attempt to rob.
He was later transferred to the state
penitentiary because of unruly conduct.
Duvall, who is known as a gvn man,
was arrested Feb. 20. 1920.
He hadattejnpted to hold up and rob
a taxi driver named Pat Murphy, .139
North Revllie avenue, who was employed
by Wilcox Herr, at Illinois and Wash
ington streets.
■ After an investigation the detectives
learned that Duvall's real name was
Os~ar Graves, and that he had served a
sentence In the reform school at Plain
He was born in New York state, and
his mother Is known as Miss May Graves,
(.Continued on Piya
Nine Places Discovered Where
Dice May Be Rolled—
Pools Flourish.
Mayor Jewett, Alex Taggart of the
board of safety and Chief Kinney of
the Indianapolis police force may not
j know of the gambling and liquor
I selling that is going on in this city
I today, but if either of them spent a
little time listening they jould learn
something about it.
For example, if they were to happen
around almost any poolrora or cigar
counter In Indianapolis In (he middle of
the day they could find the agents for
the recently established "New Way Scorn
Card" selling their baseball lottery
If they cared to invest they could take
a chance on winning SIOO on the high
score of the six day total. $”0 on the
second nnd third hi.;h score and $25 on
the low score.
Or. if they didn't care to wait six days
for their returns, they might try the
four day lottery with prl/e* ranging
from S3O to sls, or if they wanted quick
action they might take a shot at the two
day lottery with prizes of S3O, S2O and
This lottery, with plenty of agents, la
known as the Capital City pool, and for
the enlightenment of the otficiats who ire
presumed to be suppressing it. it might
be said that sales were made of the tick
ets in the police station yesterday.
BISKRAi,i. root.
Put the baseball pool is a very minor
matter in the enforcement of gambling
laws in Indianapolis
Within the last week a seeker after
information was directed to nine different
place* where he was Informed he could
‘get a jlay" with the dice.
lie was told that Nate Karh and
"Shiner" Midd.atigh were Interested In
a place in the 200 block on Massachusetts
avenue w here tie wat-hed fortv eight men
enter and only a few leave in one ere
H was fold that at .VW 522 and 532 In
dUna avenue there was alw*v* a clmnre
of cutting In on the little g lines that
were attributed to the Influen' es of
Arch Young, floosie Lee. George Avery
and Albert Alexander.
The Information was slipped to him
that So! <**idwell was still running at
317 Indiana avenue; that We- Alexander
could generally be found entertaining at
310 Inditna avenue, and that Lou Harris,
of tail fame, was making headquarters
at s7f> Indiana avenue
Other places to which he was dl'
reefed as Itkeiv to allow him a run for
his money with the dice were at Indian*
avenue and P.'3'’lrford street, under the
direction of Charles Cole, and at Blake
and Walnut streets, where the man he
was told to look for was Jabo Hyde.
The particular person to whom this
advice was given did not visit any of
these places
He isn’t of that color.
But others have visited several of them
and thev made no complaint of having
been disappointed in *he least In finding
what they were searching for. *
In the course of their travels they
heard a stoiy concerning Kinney Hiatt,
one of the administration's pet bonds- j
men and election worker*.
It is told of Kinney that recently
while be was engaged In a very inter
esting game of ernps near the Majestic j
hotel he so fur forgot himself as to
throw von know
Kinney is reported to have suffered a :
(Continued on Cage Five)
Articles of Incorporation Filed
hy Motor Shippers.
Articles Incorporating the Indiana
Highway Transport and Terminal sso
elation were filed today at the office of
the secretary of state, naming Frank
Sbellhouse, president ; Royal i,. W, Me
flaln, vice president; Tom Snyder, sec
retary, and Charles W. Abraham, treas
The purposes of the association, as .*f
forth In the articles of incorporation, are
“to maintain and operate terminal were
house* and motor transport facilities,
to sell, purchqag, lease and acquire real
estate, buildings, horses, vehicles, trucks,
accessories and equipment; and to ac
quire. own and lease turnpikts and fran
chises for use in conducting Its busi
The directorate includes. In addition
to those already named, William 8 Frye,
W. G. Krein, J. Earl Armstrong, N. H.
Cartlnhour, T W. Hays and R. H.
Ilueneh of IndifMtspolls and Harry H.
f’hambers of SbelbyvHle.
The corporation is capitalized at SIOO
000 and Is to have Its headquarters In
Indianapolis, oifli provision made for
branch offices and agencies.
Mr. Knyder said it was not the present
intention of the association to own and
operate trucks, but to provide shipments
for trucks now in operation and the
warehouse as a .truck terminal, which
will be ready for operation within two
weeks, with a platform capacity of twen
ty trucks.
Boy Scouts will distribute
at places of business
throughout the downtown
district, today and Satur
day, window cards and
badges bearing the greet
I! Welcome you \
if Come again jj
Every one receiving a card
Is requested to put it on dis
play, every one receiving a
badge to wear it, that all
may see how whole-hearted
is the welcome Indianapolis
gives to the thousands who
are our guests pext week.
—Courteey Committee. As
sociated Advertising Clubs
of the World Convention.
- Gov. Lowden , His Wife and Country Home
ett contenders for the Q, o! P. preel-
Sees Xeicspaper Man He
Doesn't Like, and WoivieJ
CHICAGO. June 4 "It s a Me, and
you know it s a He. and if you dealt
squarely between tnfin sad man you
would tel! the source of jour rumor
and not go on a witness stand and tell
as fa'ts rumors you heard about a
fictitious slush fund in trail
"Ton vs {II excuse me ”
Senate* Hiram Johnson stepped into
his main reception room today and
*n onntered Frederick W \V|>. cor
respondent for the Public Ledger.
Then followed a eerie* of fireworks
which H'srlled severs! delegates,
caused Wile to bow himeelf out of the
headquarters of the senator, but rnly
after he had received a piece of ad
vb-e about ethics and trimmings In
the English language which left noth
irtg to fie Imagined.
Says City Planning
Boosts Realty Value
KANSAS CITY, June 4. George Kess
ler. St. Louis, was to address delegates
of the thirteenth annual real estate deal
ers' convention here today on How City
Planning Increases the Value of Real
In the afternoon 2.5bb realtors were
transported to Longview farm on ti
horse show party.
A motor raravan five miles long over
a route of sixty five miles presented a
task that taxed the Ingenuity of the
entertainment committee.
British Ships Move to Irish
( oast Carrying Troops.
LONDON. June 4, The battleships
Wnrspite and Vnllant today were off the
Irish coast with l.fibfi royal marines on
It was expected the troops would bn]
landed today when the battleships would
return immediately to Devonport and em ]
hark on a second trip to Ireland with a
thousand soldier*.
The British war office now has forty
tanks and twenty eight airplanes In Ire
land. Secretary of War Winston Churchill
announced In commons this afternoon.
Lloyd George in a conference with a
deputation of officials of national union
of railwayman, warned that, the govern I
merit would not tolerate the embargo on
A three-hour attack with bombs was 1
made against the barracks at Cappagh- j
white. Ireland, but the attackers were j
finally beaten off. said an Exchange
dispatch from Tipperary.
Revcritl were arrested by soldiers.
Cafipaghwhite Is seven miles uo"th of
Tippent ry.
Appoints Board to Hear An
thracite Wage Controversy.
WASHINGTON, June 4. Fresldent
Wilson today announced the appointment
of a commission to arbitrate wage dif
ferences between anthracite coal miners
and operators. *
The members are William O. Thomp
son, Columbus. O.; Neal J. Ferry. Mc-
Adno, Fa. and William L. Connell,
Scranton, Pa.
Thompson, president of Ohio State uni
versity, Is the representative of the pub
lic on the commission. Ferry, a member
of the executive board of the United
Mine Workers of America. represents the
miners and Connell, an independent eonl
operator, the operators.
The president announced the appoint
ment of the commission In a lengthy
proclamation, reviewing the history of
the wage difficulties.
The president said the commission's
decision, which is to lie made in sixty
days if possible, will be made the “ba
sis of anew wage agreement between the
anthracite operators and miners in such
manner as the commission may deter
Auy wage increase granted will be
retroactive from April L* 1920.
Subscription Rates. ( By Ma ii, BOc per Month; J 6.00 Per Year.
Under Secretary of State Quits
Because of Illness and
for Rest.
WASHINGTON. June 4 -President
Wilson todsy seceoted the resignation of
Undersecretary of State Frank L Polk,
effective June 15.
Mr. Polk has contemplated resigning
for some time because of illness and need
for a rest. ,
He has remained at hi* pest, however,
1n order that the state depart man t might
have bis servicea during the transfer of
the office of secretary of state from for
mer Secretary Lansing to Secretary
Polk's resignation came as no surprise.
“The argument of neeessstty on |ic.
count of your health in the matter of
your retirement is one which I am
estopped from answering or combatting,”
President Wilson's' letter to Polk stated.
”1 feel that I have in conscience and
wa-m friendship no choice hut to accept
your resignation, though I do so wltn
the utmost relurfanee .and wish again
to express the admiration I have felt
for the devoted and Intelligent way in
which you have performed your duties
tiy the department.
"We shall all miss you very sadly and
the public service will be poorer on
account of your loss.”
Carl Fisher Loses
$7,000 Limousine
Carl Fisher reported to the police
today that a limousine valued at
$7,000 iras taken from a garage at his
home In Myers road. *
Man Under Arrest
in South Indicted
Charles Small, alias Charles Short, said
to be tinder arrest at Covington, Ky.,
wn* indicted today by the Marion county
grand Jury on a charge of false pre
The indictment alleges Small falsely
pretended to Charles L. Riddle and C. E.
Dunham that he was the owner of acer ]
tain formula for the manufacture of a j
varnish prorector and that he would sell
the right of the formula to Riddle and
Dunham for $4,000.
The indictment alleges Small received
S2OO as first payment for the formula by
alleged false pretense.
County Taxpayers Dig' for SII,OOO
Because Assessor Guessed Wrong
The real explanation of why Mike Jefferson, genial assessor of Center
township. Marion county, needed and got SII,OOO additional with which to
complete the assessment of the townshp at the last meeting of the county
council is just becoming generally known.
Mike guessed wrong.
When the primary campaign started)
and the selection of deputy assessors was
begun Mike sized up the general dis
content with the republican organiza
tion from the viewpoint of the man
who has come ir y contact with many
taxpayers and decided that eh had bet
ter 'get right” with the ‘‘antis."
So Mike appointed “.intis ' as deputy
Then the organization get after Mike
and made him see that in spite of the
prevailing sentiment the organization,
by reason of having control of the elec
tion boards and other things, would win
the primaries.
Mike’s feet got cold.
With a willingness that could hardly
be paralleled by any one Mike agreed
to appoint as many organisation asses
sors as tie had previously aPPQ'titerl
•'anti'' assessors, provided only that the
organization would sec that the county
council - appropriated the money - to pay
them the salaries. x
It is said on good authority that for g
time there were so many deputy assessors
around the office in the courthouse that
Mike had to invest In a big box of corn
and bunion plaster* to repair the damage.
Whether that
Judge Seeks .Vo More Evidence
After Hearing It.
CHICAGO, tune I.—A wife's letter de
claring she had been unfaithful and that
i *ho could not love her husband, won a
j divorce today for Roy B. /.ahn.
The wife. Josephine, makes her home
! in Adrian, Mich.
The letter, the only evidence presented
]by the husband, read in part :
j * * * Although T do not feel th“
old animosity, I orII! have an unspeak
able horror of your arms snd lips.
"A great many bad. unfaithful, deceit
ful things I did in the past now seem
to have been done by another.
“1 am sorry.
“I was unfaithful to you time ami
lime again and although it leaves no
scars on the body, they are burned on
the soul.
Although we are forgiven when we
repent and try to lend a clean life, still
It Is not easy to forget. • • •
(Signedl "JOE."
Legislature May Be Asked to
Put Bill Through.
Special to The Tlm-.v.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. June 4 -The In
diana delegation attending the convention
of the National Association of Real Es
tate Roarus today determined to leave no
stone unturned in an effort to bring about
legislation in Indiana providing for city
planning commissions.
This decision was reached following
the discussions concerning city planning
work In connection with enhancing real
estate values. ,
Speakers proved conclusively to the
Boosters that Indiana needs such laws
authorizing city planning commissions
to foster the luteresfs of Hoosier cities.
The Indianapolis delegation was busy
obtaining the support of delegates from
other cities, backing a bill that will be
presented to the next general assembly
of Indiana.
George. E. Kessler of St. Louis. Mo.,
who laid ovit the park and boulevard
system of Indianapolis, spoke on “City
As the city planning head of Kansas
City. Mo., Mr. Kessler shewed how city
planning established initial value of
properly and prevented any possibility >
of decreasing values.
Harry G. Templeton, an Indianapolis |
realtor, was given a great ovation when
he completed his five minute talk on
"The Indianapolis Real Estate Board”
last night.
a fact that in the mad scramble to get all
the primary votes in the “anti” assessors
and the “organization" assessors missed
about 13,000 assessment sheets which have
not yet been foregathered to .Mike's office
and will, perforce, have to be gathered
by the organization assessors for there
"ain’t none but now."
Several depiyv assessors had so much
trouble polling their respective precincts
just prior to the primaries that they
didn't get along very well with their
These assessors are now assessing, and
are very, very happy, iu the knowledge
that the county council has appropriated
SII,OOO for them, as per agreement made
and accepted by Mike and the organiza
Mke is not exactly displeased either.
The "antis' saw that be wanted to help
t hem.
The .epulars saw that he was willing
to help them.
Mike Is right now enjoying an increased
popularity on both sides.
]The popularity is all that SII,OOO of the
taxpayers money will buy, f
Completes Arrangements to
Report Every Phase of
Great National Event.
The Indiana Daily Times today
completed its arrangements to cover
the republican national convention
which opens in Chicago next week.
Every phase of the great political
drama will be reflected in the
columns of this newspaper.
Three leased wires, one operated by the
United Press, another by the Interna
tional News Service, and the third The
Times' own special wire, will carry direct
from the Chicago coliseum the reports of
trained men who have been in actual
touch with the political situation during
the campaign, plus vitally important ar
ticles by mn and women whose names
are well known through public work and
These special articles will he by such
mn as WPUsm Jennings Bryan. William
F. Borah, senator from Idaho, and Nellie
Rly. many times acclaimed the greateat
woman reporter in the country.
No matter how the reader's opinion may
differ with Rryan or how he personally
regards the Commoner, it can not be de
nied that, the Nebraska" wlli he the most
critical writer at Chicago and few Are
better informed politically. His stories
win he published purely for what they
are. news and comment, and will in no
sense he an expression of any opinion
other than his own
Rorah's article* will be of great Inter
est, as the Idaho senator has been a
dominant republican force in the senate
vlncp ioot and led In the fight against
the ratification of the peace treaty. What
is true of Bryan is true of Borah—hi*
views are his own nnd every one is in
terested In them, whether agreeing or
Charles Edward Russell, another of
the special writers. Is a not°d sociologist
expert on economics and writer of dis
tinction. 'llls latest recognition tn pub
lic lisp was as a member of the Ameri
can commission to Russia
Nellie Rly ha* occupied a unique
place in world journalism for forty
ears and knows the political game n
I few writers of today. She will describe
1 the “human" side of the convention.
A convention is not withont its hn
noroii< aspects, and to reporting them
T A. Dorgan ("Tad ’), sporting writer,
j cartoonist nnd humorist, who has made
his "word pictures" a part of the Eng
; !:*h language, will direct his talents.
Other special writers will include
Arthur Brisbane, the noted editor, and
Winifred Black, widely known woman
Indications are that the volume of spe
cial new* will he unprecedented and in
view of the newsprint shortage all of It
can not. of course, be published, but The
Time* will innke a Judicious selection
and can already guarantee its readers a
concisely written, highly Interesting and
yet comprehensive report of the conven
The news services have made every
provision that their reports be complete
from every important viewpoint. The
United Press today announced that Its
convention staff, which will be directed
by L. C. Earntst. will Include Ed L.
Keen. European manager, who returned
to this country for the convention: Har
old P. Jacobs, expert on political assign
ments; Hugh Baillle, manager of the
AYnshir.gton bureau; L. C. Martin, chief
of the Washington capltol staff, and Her
bert Walker and Raymond Clapper of the
Washington staff. x
Marlen R Pew. editor and genera! man
age:- of the International News Service,
will personally direct the fore? of T. N. S.
special writers at the convention. He will
be assisted by E. Parry Karls, the New
York manager. Among their noted cor
respondents will bo William Phillip
Simms, who during the war was attached
to the field headquarters of th British
army; William G. Shepherd. the famous
newspaper nnd magazine writer, and J.
B.irt Campbell, the senate reporter who
enjoys a personal acquaintance with every
member of congress, and who lias a won
derful insid* knowledge of national af
fairs anil party politics, other I. N. 8.
reporters will he Frank Stetson and A. O.
Hayward of AYasbtngton. H P. Garretson
of Indianapolis, Hepburn Ruhi of Chi
cago. E. H. Martin of San Francisco and
G. N. Parker of Chicago.
George R. Holtries, who Joined The
Times’ staff seven years ago and quickly
be<- ante a conspicuous w riter on American
affairs, will continue to supply the same
grade off high caliber articles that have
been appearing in this newspnaer since
the vanguard of the republican cian made
its appearance In Chicago.
Activities of the Indiana delegation will
be covered by staff correspondents of Ths
CHICAGO, June 4. Wood pledged
delegates from southern states who
brought contests against the regular or
ganization to Chicago fetl thick and fast
before the national committee today.
In both Mississippi and South Caro
lina the organization slates were upheld
and the insurgents organized and pledged
for the candidacy of Gen. Wood were
denied seats. .
Asa net result of the early session of
the committee Gov. Frank O. Lowden
of Illinois gained approximately sixteen
votes In the convention.
All the southern delegations are
technically "unpledged,” but in almost
every Instance It Is an open .secret that
the fight is between Lowden and Wood
for these southern delegations.
Sensational charges involving a loan
of-$30,000 and the seating of delegates
favorable to the Lowden candidacy l>,
the Fourth Oklahoma district were made
before the nat'onal committee to-day.
James J. McGraw, former national
committeeman and head of the Wood
(Continued on Page Eighteen.)
Wilson Not Going
to Mayo Brothers
WASHINGTON, .Tune 4.—Rumors that
President Wilson is to be taken to
Rochester, Minn., for an operation avers
denied at the whitehouse this afternoon.
Wow! Potatoes Go
to $9 in Chicago!
CniC'AGO. June 4.—The price of
potatoes smashed all records here to
day, despite the recent findings of
huge quantities of “spuds” stored In
Chicago warehouses.
The dizzy price of fB a hundrew*
weigh* am rtMbade *.
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