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f air tonight and probably Friday; little change in temperature. VOL. XXXIII. OPERATORS TO MEET TOMORROW; HALF OF STATE MINES IDLE Lewis’ Request for Joint Conference in Coal Strike to Be Taken Up at Chicago. 12,000 HOOSIERS ARE REPORTED OUT PRESIDENT WILSON SOON TO TAKE HAND WASHINGTON, July 29. —President Wilson shortly will take a hand In the coal strike In Indiana and Illinois, it was stated at the White house today. It was Intimated here, however, that Wilson’s action will depend on a report which was submitted to him by Secretary of Labor Wilson, who was called back to Washington in connection with the strike. This report was prepared at the president's request Revised, data compiled from reports from the mining districts and from information at the headquarters ot the United Mine Workers of America today indicated that slightly less than half the 215 mines In Indiana are idle and that the number of “runa way” strikers probably is somewhat in excess of 12,000. Some reports, however, stated that fully 70 per cent of the mines were idle. One dispatch from Terre Haute said that after much heated discus sion over the “advice'* of President Stewart of the Indiana union, repre sentatives of all district No. 11 locals voted, by a “large majority," not to return to work. Stewart, it was said, had strongly urged the men to resume operations. NEARLY 100 MINES IDLE. Another Terre Haute wire stated that “nearly 100*’ mines are idle, the number resuming operations being offset by new shutdowns. Many strikers are reported to have declared “any one is welcome to take the jobs" because the pay is insuf ficient for them. President Lewis of the union con tinued to await a reply from the ope rators as to whether they will enter a joint conference to adjust labor troubles. He declined to comment on the re ported refusal of Pittsburg operators to confer because they regard Lewis’ action an invitation to reopen the. re cently concluded wage negotiations. Railroads are holding up commer cial coal awaiting developments in the ‘outlaw” strike. Officials of the Pennsylvania and Big Four railroads said they had only a few days’ supply of coal. J. W. Coneys of the Pennsylvania and F. N. Reynolds of the Big Four, each explained that the roads are not confiscating the coal, but that they are simply holding it pending devel opments. MORE SULLIVAN MINES CLOSE Special to The Tlme:- StXLIVAN, Ind., July 29.—Several more mines in the Sullivan region were closed today and It was said at the office of the Vandalia Coal Company, which owns a string of fifteen mines, that twen ty-two of the thirty large mines were down and about 2.500 men Idle. Eleven of the fifteen mines of the Van dalia Company In Sullivan and Greene conn ties were closed and Indication* point, it is said, to the closing of all. PLAIN WORDS TO MEN OF GAS CITY Federal Judge Will Maintain Dignity of Court. Twenty three striking glass workers at the plant of the Illinois Glass Com pany at Gas City, Ind., were arraigned before Judge Anderson In federal court today, charged with contempt of court and conspiracy to viotnte an Injunction Issued by the court last year. Attorneys for the defendants chal lenge,! the sufficiency of the information on which the complaint of contempt and conspiracy was made. Among other things It was alleged by the defense that William Secord, who is charged with distributing circulars In an Illinois town to prevent laborers from that town going to work at the Gas City plant, was not a parry to the original case in which the Injunction was Issued. Judge Anderson, after listening to tne objections of the defendant’s lawyers, In structed the district attorney to amend ♦ha bill of information in every particular to which objections had been made. “We want these defendant attorneys satisfied," said the court. Attorney Knowles, who had stated the defense's side, declared that Secord was not in the court’s jurisdiction. “Is Sscord In the courtroom?” in quired Judge Anderson. -He I*,’’ said the attorney. •*Let him come forward,” responded the court. “Now you take a scat on that divan,” the court continued. •‘You are in the custody of the United States marshal. “I'll see that you don’t leave the juris diction of this court. “I am going to detain this man and I (Continued on Page Eleven.) Why a Lemon Tree? Somewhere in Indianapolis there is a thief who is planning to raise lemons. The said thieft dug a young lemon tree from the front yard of Dr. Samuel McGaughey, 0211 East Washington street, and carried it sway with him last night. Dr. McQasgLay said he plana now to nyii down hi* sidewalks. Published at Indianapolis. Ind., Daily Except Sunday. Thomas T. Brewster, chairman of the executive committee, today sum moned coal operators of the central competitive field to confer in Chi cago Friday to decide the stand they will take in a proposed joint confer ence with union officials in an at tempt to settle unauthorized strikes paralyzing bituminous coal produc tion. Union officials in executive session here were reported to have complet ed their case. They were expected to demand in creased wages for the strikers. Indications were the joint meeting will be held next week In Washing ton and the attitude of the federal government toward granting pay ad vances secured before a decision is announced. Operators declared official sanc tion necessary because retail coal prices would be affected. Indiana operators were in confer ence in Chicago deciding their posi tion in the session with other pro ducers tomorrow. Illinois operators have voted in favor of the con ference with a proviso against grant ing the miners demands without agreement of federal officials Secretary of Ijibor Wilson was re ported preparing a detailed state ment of the situation for presenta tion to President Wilson. Strikers still were holding out in Indiana and Illinois. - Large -mrmbers were out in Kan.- sas. The unrest was reported spreading to western Pennsylvania and Mary land. Utilities and large manufacturers reported the situation Increasing ip seriousness with a maximum supply of only three or four days. PRESIDENT WILSON GETS COAL REPORT WASHINGTON, 'July 29.—President Wilson this afternoon received from See retire of Labor Wilson a 'oraprehenrive ind extensive report on the coal situa tion. The report was prepared at the request of the president. The report takes up all angles ot the situation. Secretary Wilson refused to make tt public. It Is expected the president will take action In the eoal situation following a study of the report. BREWSTER ISSUES CALL TO OPERATORS ST. LOUIS, July 2ft.—Coni operators of this central competitive field will ron-t fer Friday in Chicago over the situation caused by unauthorized strikes In the bituminous fields, Thomas T. Brewster, chairman of the operators’ executive committee, announced today. Brewster today Issued the call for the meeting. Operators of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania will consider at the con ference the request of John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, that n joint meeting be held to attempt settlement of the strikes. The operators’ position also probably will be definitely decided. The emergency fuel committee, ap pointed by Mayor Kiel, today seized in the name of the city, the fuel supply of St. Louis and established a directorate over dlatrlbution. It was announced that essential indus tries, including ice faetorles, hospitals (Continued on Page Eleven.) Sambo Goes Abroad 1 M> Mrs. B. Cox, CX4 North Keystone ave nue, is out five chickens today. W. N. Adams. 607 North Beviile ave nue, and Earl Knight, 588 North Key stone avenue, told the police they saw a prowler near her chicken house last ntght. ARE BUGS EATING UP YOUR GARDEN? It they are, learn all about them and how to fight them. Inject enemies are the most serious obstacles which the home gnrdener lias to contend with. Recognizing this fact, the United States department of agriculture lias pub lished an elaborate illustrated pamphlet which tells ail about the bugs and how to get the best of them. You can obtain a copy of this pamphlet through the Washington Information Bureau of The Indiana Daily Times. Use the attached coupon and write your name and address plainly. Send 2 cents In stamps for return postage. THE INDIANA DAILY TIMES INFORMATION BUREAU. Washington, D. C. Frederick J. Ilaskln, Director. Enclosed find a two-cent stamp for postage on The Garden Insect Book. Name It Address City State Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914. at Postoffice. Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879. Identifying New Leader of Democratic Speakers INTO AN ATOLIS CITY PIRKCTOKT This reproduction of an advertisement which has appeared yearly in the Indi anapolis city directory is offered as con clusive proof that in the appointment of John" W. lloltzman as head of the speakers' bureau of the democratic pnrty, the state committee under the di rection of Ben Bosse, tho mayor of Evansville, has surrendered to an em ploye of Tho Indianapolis News the cou trol over Its speaking campaign. In additiou to being “of counsel” for the News, Mr. lloltzman is also “of coun sel” for the Continental National bank. John M. Schmid, circulation manager of The News, and Mr. lloltzman have both served on the board of directors of this bank, at the head of which la Bert Mc- Bride. OFFICERS LAID OFF, NEW TWIST IN THEFT CASE Policemen Are Said to Be Friends of Arrested Man. With the suspension of two patrol men by Chief of rollee Jerry Kinney, the John Dam pier automobile case took on new interest today as the two po licemen are reputed to be 'close friends of Dampier. The men suspended are T’atrolraen One Crsig and Robert E. Lenibnn. In an official statement, the chief dc- that the men were in bjjY way con nected with the Dampier automobile ease and said the caiue of the suspension was mentioned as “the affair on South Harding street yesterday morning.” While details of the "affair on South Harding street” are lacklr, g, It is sai l the two men were in Craig's automo bile under the influence of liquor at 5 o'clock yesterday morning. The Information was furnished the chief by citizens, he said, and not by Investigating officer sent from head quarters. Craig and Lenlhan walked from Chief Kinney's office at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon minus their badges. KI'MOR BRINGS IN CRAIG'S NAME. Rumor connected Craig’s r. attic with that of Dampier, the ex-saloon keeper, aa a result of the fset that he is said to have accompanied a Jsondanwv •* Po lice headquarters late* Tuesday night, the bondsman giving a $3,600 surety for Dampler’a appearanee in city court. Dampier’* bond was signed ly John Bchu!rn.yer, 1445 IVrklus street, who i* proprietor of a soft drink establishment at 3112 Last Minnesota. Datnpier was arrested at Trafalgar Tuesday, when he appeared at a farm near that town w,tb an automobile, the motor number* of which are said to have b'cn changed. Dampier was charged with vagrancy by the detective* who are invest gating the five automobiles alleged to have heoti in his possession. In a barn In the rear of Dampier* home at 1206 Gimber street the detec tives found two automobiles which they allege had the m<*t<*r numbers changed. Two others were found In a barn three miles from Trafalgar and noe v;i lu Dampler’s possession when he arrived at the farm while the detectives were look ing over the other two cars. Farts of tho cars have been identified by persons whose automobiles were stolen as parts of their automobiles. Damiper Is the proprietor of a dry beer place at 2211 Shelby street. Craig lives at 1812 Shelby street, un married. and was appointed to the force July 28. 1911. Robert Lenlhan lives at 030 West \er mont street and was appointed to the force ept, 20, 1916, and the appoint ment confirmed Dee. 12, 1917. WINDOW WASHER KILLED IN PLUNGE Falls Five Stories From Board of Trade Building. A man variously known as Charles Wilson and as A. R. Wilson, a window washer, plunged from the fifth floor of the Board of Trade building to the side walk on Meridian street and was in stantly killed just before noon today. H. E Strong, living at the Great East ern hotel, another window washer, Iden tified the man as Charles Webster, living at the Falace hotel. The register at the Palace hotel shows the name A. It. Strong of Cincinnati, who registered July 19. Strong, who was washing an adjoining window and saw tho accident, said that Webster did not have a safety belt and that his foot slipped on the window sill. Webster was employed by the Wood ward Window and Building Cleaning Company. 610 East Market street, but in quiries at the office of the company (En closed nothing further concerning his identity. The street was crowded at the time of tho accident and many persons wit nessed the fatal plunge. The body was taken to the city morgue. 2Jtiirtatm Jlaitß Sit mb JOHN W HOLTZMAN LEWIS A COLEMAN Holtzman & Coleman LAWYERS Corporation, Insurance and Commercial Law Counsel for Ceetinrvial Neional Bank. Sterling Fire Insurance Company. Bankers Trust Cos, Indianapolis and other local institutions Cable Address— HOLTCOLE Suite IS4I-4 Lemcka Amies, lIS Norib Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS, THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1920. Mcßride was for some time an able henchman of Gov. Goodrich in the flnati- j rial field and Is one of the men who was shown by Martin E. Lowish to have been a stockholder in the Globe Mining Company, the company that gave Goodrich "stock for services," and also the company that owned the stripper mine tn Dike county where the penui farm convicts were employed, to make access easy to the coal. How desperately Mr. Holtzman will work to prevent any publicity during this campaign that will touch on tho coal affairs, the use of convicts and the parole record of Gov. Goodrich may be judged from his own participation as "<•(>•;•<•-(■]" in affairs very dear to the gov ernor's heart. PARTY SLOGAN IS DECIDED ON BY DEMOCRATS ‘Peace, Progress and Pros perity* to Carry Fight Into States. NEW YORK, July 29.—William Gibbs McAdoo, former secretary of the treasury, will “take the stump” in the campaign to elect Gov. Cox, the democratic nominee for presit dent. McAdoo issued a statement today declaring he would make a number of speeches in Cox’s behalf. BY WILLIAM PHILLIP SIMMS, International New* *,rvice Stuff Corre .pondont, Washington. July 29. “peace, prog re** and prosperity.” has been adopted by democrats as the party slogan in the 1920 campaign, and with It Gov. James M ('ox, "tho new figure in democracy, and 11* r.ew leader," will carry the fight into nearly every state lu tb ■ union. This announcement was nude here to day by George White, new chairman of national democratic committee and man ager of Gov. Cot's campaign, shortly .after he bad taken charge of party head quarter* in the national capital. Whit* characterised Gov. Cox as the “new leidr" of the party, around whom all are rallying. William Gibl s McAdoo, he said, at conference tu New York last night, had offered his service* and would take the stump in behalf of the new standard bearer. Today he lunched with Senator Pat Harrison, Mississippi, who made the same offer and wa* accepted. Attorney Genersl A. Mitchell Palmer and others also had volunteered, ho said. Speaking of the Wilson-Cox conference at tho whltehouse In answer to a question as to whether the governor was try ing to “get away from” Its effects, a* stated In some newspapers. White said the Ohioan undoubtedly would make h'.s position clear in his speech of accept ance. ELASTICITY IN’ STATEMENTS. “There was no iron-bound contract en tered into at the conference, *’ he stated. “Asa matter of fact," he added, "there ws kotne elasticity in the abatements given out. While ho had not talked with Gov. Cot on what the notification spech would contain, he thought he could say tho governor would handle the situation at that time. White declared he had no engagement with tho president, lint would fail and pay his respect* by leaving his card. Neither the democratic campaign com mlttee nor tin- finance committee has Keen selected as yet. White announced, though E. 11, Moore, Ohio, manager of Cox'* pre-convention campaign, will lie on one of them and Wilbur M. Marsh, (Continued on Cage Two.) Too Slow for Eight H c C r Eight persons were "slated” at police headquarters carl ytoday as speedster*. Six of the arrests were made on Col lege avenue, north of Fall Creek boule vard. The other two were made on Southeast ern nvenue. The “speed slate" exhibits the follow ing names: F. E. Ferger, 2112 Bellefon. tnlne street; D. F. Berry, 4.544 Gilford avenue; W. F. Fielder, 4028 Wlnthrop avenue; T. 11. Kelley, 429 East South street; 31. O. Worth, 3017 East New York street; J. M. Pilley, 424 North East street ; Kay Evans, 2510 Southeastern ave nue, and Rudy Ktadler, 2(03 Shelby , Street. Song to Lure Votes to Cox Democratic Leaders Decide on Music as Cam paign Feature . DAYTON, 0., July 2ft.—Democratic leaders plan to make this a singing campaign. Deeply impressed by the psychological effect of “Ohio,” on the delegates at the San Francisco convention, Chairman White has determined that a careful test shall bo made of the possibilities of music as a means of swaying polit ical sentiment. A number of prominent composers are at work on Cox campaign songs, which will be adopted officially and promul gated by the democratic campaign com mittee*. Bands will take a prominent part in both the homecoming celebration for Gov. Cox in Dayton Friday and the noti fication ceremonies at Montgomery coun ty fair grounds on Aug. 7. Among the musical organizations par ticipating will be the famous Rainbow division band, which is made up of men from the national guard who fought with (be division in France. Another now famous musical organi DEMOCRATS SEE SURRENDER TO G. 0. P. HEADS Holtzman, as Counsel for News, Selects Satellite as His Assistant. STATE ISSUES AVOIDED Democrats and republicans alike are expressing amazement today at, the extent to which the Indiana dem ocratic committee has relegated con trol of Important branches of Its com ing campaign to the friends and as | sociates of the owners and managers of the Indianapolis News, the repub lican newspaper owned by the heirs of Charles Warren Fairbanks, former republican vice president. Their amazement was in no way abated by the announcement in his favorite organ,, yesterday, by John W. Holtzman ' thut ho had selected Bert. Hendren to ba tils assistant in the management of the democratic speakers’ bureau. Heudren is the son of Gil Hendren, former chief of the state board of ac counts, whose persistency as the tool of the News in that position finally re sulted In his ouster through great pres sure brought on. Gov. Goodrich. Bert Hendren was, until recently, an examiner for the state board of accounts. I In that capacity he was of immense value j to the News and there is no reason to believe that he will not continue his use fulness. FAILED TO RETORT WITH THE MILITIA. Hendren, was also one of those mem | bars of tho Indiana militia who failed to report when the troops were called to i Hammond to suppress the rioting in the : steel strike. He appeared there belated and his case j was referred to a court martial, but was never acted upon and consequently was not the subject of *0 much publicity ns that given the case of Richard Sipe, county clerk. j Whether this failure to act on the case was brought about through the ex ertions of The News or not was never disclosed. Sipe, however, did not have the favor of The New* when hi* ruse was brought up and he had to rriy upon the civil j courts to prevent being compelled to , servo a sentence at the penal farm. As assistant to John W. n dtzman, ’ counsel for the News, In the manage ment of the speakers’ bureau of the dem ocratic party, Hendren will be In a posi tion to aid in any movement that may develop to prevent the democrats from ! making a vigorous fight on the record ! of Goodrlehism tn Indiana. Among democrats who recall the viciousness with which the News waged a relentless warfare against the derno > rrats of Indians during the period from ! 1912 to the date of the recently formed "understanding" regarding this caui (Continued on Page Two.) BETTER LOCKS, EXTRA GUARD, IS IT.l T . S. VERDICT County Jail Situation Is Diag nosed by Federal Prison Inspector. A demand that better locking devices S be placed In the Marlon county Jail and | that an extra night guard he provided I was made today by Joseph F. Fishman, ! Inspector of prisons, United State* de : pnrtnient of justice who inspected the j jail and who conferred with Sheriff 1 Robert F. MiUor and the three county commissioners. Accompanied by Mark Storen, United ; States marshal for Indians, and Fred erick VanNuy*. Unite.! States district nt ! torney for Indiana, Mr. Fishman went ! over the proposed changes In the agree ment between tho government and the | county In the jail situation. | When the county commissioners in ! stated that the government pay an ad ! dltiounl “overhead expense" for housing : the prisoners, which has never been In cluded in the boarding fees paid by the government, Mr. Fishman indicated that 1 such arrangements would be taken care i of by the government. The commissioners pointed out that a > proportionate fee for heat, lights, soap, laundry and other incidentals involved In housing the federal prisoners should he assumed by the government, paid to the sheriff and remitted to tho county as a part of the Jail expenses. PLAN TO BE TAKEN UP. This plan will he taken up by tlse de partment and n conclusion submitted to the county commissioners. No contract, except a verbal under- j ! standing to cover tho present agreement j between tho government and tho county, j 1 has been made. Mr. Fishman told the commissioners, that generally the food and housing fa- j cUlties in the federal section of the Jail j now compares favorably with other pels- ! on* of the country. Tlie commissioners expect to submit j tho finding* of Mr. Fishman to the county j council at the next meeting of that body, ! as a supplementary report on the plui.* ! to improve tho Jail. A report of the Marion county jail de j livery, July 5. prepared by the state (Continued lon Page Two.) zation which will take a prominent part in the campaign is that of the Meteor band of Piquu, whose martial airs at the San Francisco convention are cred ited by democratic leaders with having done much :o bring about the nomina tion of Gov. Cox. But the chief musical number of noti fication ceremonies is a song destined, leaders say, to become the battle cry of the coming campaign. It is entitled "Boost Cox,” and will be sung by tho Columbus Glee club. It is sung to the melody of “Harrl gan.” Hese is the chorus! .T-i-rn-m-t-e C-o-x spells Jimmie Cox; We’ll shelve the man who’ll say a word agin him; Elect him and he’ll give you the best that’s in him; He stands on his record of the past, Open for inspection to all; It’s a name, all in feme, And is sure to be connected with The whltehouse this fall. „ . , „ JBy Carrier, Week. Indianapolis. lOo; Elsewhere, 12c. Subscription Bates: ( By Mail, 50c Per Month; |6.00 Per Year. Want to Know When 3d Extra Session Is to Meets A committee of five senators, con sisting of Joseph M. Cravens, Edward P. Eisner, James 11. Humphreys, Wil liam A. McCullough and George La ney, all democrats, has been ap pointed by Lieut. Gov. Edgar D. Bush to wait on the governor to as certain the time of convening of the third special session of the legisla ture. Senator Craven moved that the com mittee be appointed and that the chair make the appointments. Senator McKinley moved that the committee ho extended to include all the minority. “It would not have to be extended very far," said Lieut. Gov. Bush. ' Adjournment Being Held Up by Joint Body Mystery Surrounds Refusal of Home Rule Committee to Report Out Bill. s Eschbach Optimistic The legislature will adjourn sine (lie today, Speaker Eschbach said Just before the adjournment of the morning session. A motion was mnda to adjourn un til 2:30 o'clock, but was amended to causo the convening at 2 o’clock, In order that both houses will meet at the same time. "I believe that we can accomplish the remainder of the business before tomorrow,” he said. •v J Hopes of final adjournment of the spe cial session of the legislature tonight went glimmering today wnen It was learned the joint conference committee considering tho Johnson “home rule" bill would not be ready to report within the next twenty-four hours. Mystery surround* the refusal to make a report at once, regardless of the fact that, as rumored, the committee has reached a tentative agreement on the bill. It is understood an offer of the house members of the conference committee to agrep on the senatorUl amendments has been refused by the senate committee Co* sitting of Senators Alldredge, Brown ard Hogston. Representative Charles L. Mendenhall, Hendricks county. In a recent meeting made a motion to adopt th* seriate amenduserits. seconded by the other mem bers of tho house committee, but Sen ator Brown, chairman of the Joint com mittee, ref 1 sed to entertain the motion, it is said by a house member, "There are some things In the bill which I do not like.” Senator Brown is reported to have said. Representative Mendenhall Is unalde to figure why the senate committee refused to consider the motion to agree, he de clares. "They evidently thought that our offer to agree had a joker in it somewhere,” Mendenhall said. "BIG PROBLEM” RUMORS HINT. Rumors afloat in tho senate chamber today were that the committee had reached a tentative agreement on the bill, 011 must questions, but that one big problem yet confronts the committee which prevents their making a report before the end of today’s session. None of the members would commit themselves as to what the remaining probiam, acting as a barrier to the re port, consists of. The original bill, before the amend ments wero added by the senate, pro vided that appellate jurisdiction in isx levies and bond Issues should rest with the state board of tax commissioners. When the Mil went to the sens:*, working under the pressure laid on oy I.leut. Gov. Edgar D. Bush, who has been a strong advocate of home rule In taxation matters, the members of tne upper body amended the bill to provide mat appellate Jurisdiction should be vested In the hands of the Judge of the circuit court, who should sit as an ar biter. The bill, with other amendments added by the senate, was then returned to the house for concurrence, but that body refused to accept the “home rule'’ amendment of tho senate. Adherents of the home rule power are Jubilant over the concession they have gained from the house to leave the ap pellate power in the hands of the county councils, for by this method the same a* the original amendment of the senate, the state board of tax commissioners is shorn of all power la the fixing of local tax levies and bond issues. In addition to the tentative agree ment reached on tho appellate Jurisdic tion In tax matters, the conference com mittees are understood to have agreed (Continued on Page Two.) Order 5,000 Copies of ‘Blue Sky’ Law Because there wore so many re quests from attorneys all over the state for copies of the “blue sky” law as passed by the special session of the assembly and signed by the governor, an order was placed today with the stnte printers for .5.000 copies. The order requires that the copies be completed by Aug. 5. Attorneys have come to Indianapolis and other cities asking for copies of the law. THE PIED PIPER HOME EDITION 2 CENTS PER COPY HOUSE AND SENATE UNANIMOUSLY PASS WAR MEMORIAL BILL Adopt Conference Report Providing $2,000,- 000 Fund as State’s GOES TO GOVERNOR FOR SIGNATURE Providing for a levy which will yield $2,000,000 as the state’s share in the erection of an Indiana world war memorial; creating a fund to main tain and beautify the building and grounds and determining the responsi- bility of the city in obtaining adjoining grounds to the sites of the State School for the Blind and St. Clair park, both houses of the special sessiCT of the Indiana legislature today passed by unanimous vote of ail present, the war memorial bill as agreed to by the joint conference committee. The bill as approved by both houses goes to the governor for his signa ture this afternoon. BALL GAME TO DECIDE ISSUES Way Suggested to Break Legislative Deadlock. Representative Charles E. Dean has a plan which will not only ead the conference committee's dead lock, but will decide all issues. His plan 1* to challenge the mem bers of the senate to a baseball game to be played this afternoon at Wash ington park, and the winners of va i rious Innings will determine whether the ideas of the house or the senate will be adopted on certain deadlocked Issues in conference committees. For instance. If the house should win the second Inning, then the Tut hill legalizing bill, a* passed by the | house, would be adopted instead of the Klper bill and so on. The motion was "formally" intro duced arid passed by the house last night, but the senate has not ac cepted. “That's Just like the house," said Senator Negiey with a smile. "They know we have older men in the sen ate than the house.’ GOVERNOR WILL CONFER ON COAL | AND FOOD BILL Probably Will Sign After Talk ing to Klauss and Eschbach. Gov. Goodrich will not sign the coal and food commission bill until he con fers with Otto Klauss, auditor ot state, j and Jesse Eschbach, speaker of the house, 1 who resigned temporarily as chief exam iner of the state board of accounts, it was definitely learned today. I The governor is preparing to leave for > Turkey Run to attend the mid-summer j outing of the Indiana Republican Editor | iai association tomorrow. 1 The food and coal commission bill as adopted by both houses makes the members of the state board of accounts members of the coal and food commis sion. The members of the state board of ac counts consist of Gov. Goodrich, State Auditor Otto Klauss and Mr. Eschbach. Mr. Eschbach resigned as chief exam iner of the state board of accounts, to be able to qualify legally as speaker of the house during the special session of the Goodrich legislature. The decision of Gov. Goodrich not to sign the coal commission bill cleorlv 'ndleates that tho governor Intends t.o reappoint Mr. Eschbach as member of the stair board of accounts. For that reason the governor will not call Into conference the members of the board until Mr. Eschbach is formally reappointed. CLERK HILL DO ACTUAL WORK. Tt Is authentically known that the gov ernor propose* to have the members of (he board of accounts act merely as the advisory head of the commission and that some man bo appointed in the ca , parity of a clerk to actually handle I business. | It Is also understood that it is the de sire of the conferees on the bill that Speaker Eschbach be made the acting head of the eoal and food commission. The bill as It now awaits the signature of tho governor makes the following pro visions ; 1. That the members of the state board of accounts serve as members' of the commission without pay. 2. That the committee shall have the power to hold hearings and fix the price ! of coal. J 3. That all companies mining coal shall I receive a permit to do so from the com ! mission and pay a certain tonnage fee j to the state for all coal mined In Indiana. 4. That all retail and wholesale dealers ; In coal shall register with the commis- Islon and pay a license fee. 5. That the commission shall have the power to organize immediately after the | bill becomes a lnw and to appoint as ! many clerks, assistants and the like as ! -ire required to handle the business of j the commission. I It is understood that if the legisla , (lire ends its sessions by Friday night, i (Continued on Tago Two.) Share. One of the major changes made by the conference committees Is that In ths section providing for the levying of taxes for the memorial appropriation. No change is made in the amount to be levied, it rsmaining at six-tenths of 1 cent on each SIOO of taxable property within the state, for each of the y&ars 1920. 1921, 1822. 3923, 1924 and 1925, the total amount to be collected to be held by the state treasurer in a special fund to be known as the “Indiana world war memorial fund.” EXCESS SHALL GO TO SPECIAL FUND. The amendment agreed to in confer ence provides that should an excess of $2,000,000 be collected from this tax levy, then such excess amount shall go Into a special fund to be created, for use in beautifying and maintenance of the memorial. Originally the bill provided that all ex cess funds should revert to the general fund of the state. Under the amendment, the funds will go Into a special fund, which will draw interest, thus creating a sort of revolv ing fund which will be increased each year, for the maintenance of the struc ture. llte structure is to be known as the “Indiana World War Memorial.” The question of federal aid In the me raorial was raised by Senator Luke Duf fe.v. who asked Senator Tague, chairman of the senate conference committee, if provision were made in the bill for such aid. Senator Bracken, another member of the senate committee, replied the pro '.=!cn making gifts for the memorial ac ceptable would take care of this ques tion. Out of the general fund of the state a sum of $50,000 is appropriated for im mediate usa and $1,950,000, the remain ing amount of the appropriation is to come out of the special fund created by the special tax levy of one-sixth of J sent of each SIOO of taxable property. This raises the sum to be used out of the general fund by $25,000, the bill orlg inally providing for that amount. Tba amount to be taken from the spe- D<l 1S ttIUS autc “- r Gdly reduced NEW SECTION ADDED TO BILL. Anew section, to be known as Sec tion 16, and providing authority for the hoard of trustees to superintend and di rect the nature of buildings on the memorial site, reads as follows: In the event that sections 5 and 18 In the city of Indianapolis, county of Marion, stare of Indiana, according to the original plat of said city, shall at any time hereafter be acquired, dedicated and set apart as a memorial ground by the city of Indianapolis or the county of Marlon, or by such city and county joint ly, than the trustees of the Indiana world war memorial snail have the authority to so develop the memorial place pro vided for in this act and the structures thereon erected as to secure a harmon ious and unified archiectural and aesthetic effect of the entire series of grounds so used and dedicated for memorial pur poses. The original levy made by the house before the bill was sent to the senate, providing for a levy of six-tenths of 1 cent on each SIOO of taxable property, remains in the bill by agreement of th* conferees. When the bill went to the senate the levy was changed to 1 cent on each SIOO of taxable property, which would have yielded an amount of approximately $3,450,000 to be appropriated for the me morial. However, when the confererce commit tees met, the members of the lower house wero victorious and had the levy again reduced to the point where it now stands TITLE OF WAR MEMORIAL BILL. The title of the war memorial bill ns passed by both houses, following the adoption of the conferees report, is as follows: A bill for on act providing for an In diana world war memorial to be located at Indianapolis, creating a board of trus tees. defining its powers and duties, pro viding for the dedication of certain real estate and interests therein described for memorial purposes, providing for limit ing the use and for the control and regu lation of real estate contingent tliereto, the levying of state taxes and the appro priation of money for use by said board of trustees in the erection and main tenance thereon of suitable structures to commemorate the valor and sacrifice of soldiers, sailors and marines ot the T’nited States, of all patriotic organiza tions and all others who rendered loyal service and made sacrifices at home and overseas in the great world war, and to provide a place or places of meetings and headquarters for organizations of such soldiers, snilors and marines, of all pa triotic organizations and others and for public meetings and other public pur poses, and exempting the same from tax ation, and declaring an emergency. The bill as passed by both she senate f.nd the house provides for the creation of a board of trustees as follows: That there be and Is hereby created a board of trustees to be known ns “trustees of the Indiana world war me morial,” which shall consist of one mem ber from each of the several congres sional districts of the state, to be ap pointed In the manner and for the terms, to have the powers and perform the duties as provided in this act and to be hereafter referred to in this act as “board of trustees.” Said board of trustees as such and in such linin'* may prosecute and defend suits and shall have all other duties, rights and powers Incident to the car rying out, and not inconsistent with, (Continued on Page Two.) OPEN LETTER TO LU CIUS O. HAMILTON, Dear Lew—Have you lost your in terest in things political? You did not eternally discharge all obligation to Warren Harding when you paid his fine for speeding and this campaign will not appear nat ural until you get busy. Remember that the News isn’t in terested in Jim Watson and unless his friends get busy the public is going to forget that he, too, is a candidate. L a NO. 68.