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Unsettled, probable rain tonight and
Wednesday. Little temperature change.
Orders 3 Arrests in H. S. Building Collapse
Two Other Unexploded Infer
nal Machines Found in
British Capital.
LONDON, Not. 30—A building was
wrecked in the heart of London today
by the explosion of a time liomb. The
explosion occurred in a leather store rear
London bridge at 2 o’clock. There were
no casualties.
All the streets In the vicinity of the
explosion were closed to traffic for fear
other bombs might have been planted
by terrorists.
Scotland Yard detectives who investi
gated the explosion said the bomb evi
dently had been carried into the build
ing before the close of business Mon
day and left concealed in a package.
Two unexploded bombs were discov
ered during the morning at Itumeiy aud
Tarbhficld, in Monmouthshire.
Police precautions have been made
even more drastic In this city as a result
of the explosion near London Bridge.
Scotland Yard officials said the infernal
machine evidently had been constructed
of TNT. No evidence was found to con
nect the Sinn Fein directly with the ex
plosion, but the outrage has caused the
greatest alarm.
Members of the special organisation of
constables organized during the war have
been notified that they might be called
out for service.
British officialdom is In fear of a sec
ond Guy Fawkes plot to blow up the
House of Parliament.
While government offices functioned
as usual, the work was transacted be
hind a screen of guards and only in the
presence of persons who had proved their
identity and their loyalty to the govern
In the House of Parliament, many
plain clothes men circulated with the
crowds. They were expert marksmen,
ready for action. These sentries occu
pied every point of vantage in all gov
ernment buildings, but particularly in
the House of Parliament. They were
ordered to shoot to kill if any emer
gency arose.
Members of Parliament known to lean
toward the Sinn Fein were warned by
outsiders to remain away from the
buildings. This was taken by many to
mean that a plot was hatching, its la
(Conttnoed on Page Eleven.)
Gives Reason for Refusal of
Wire Landing Permission.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3<V—Secretary of
the Navy Daniels today filed his answer
in the district Supreme Court to the suit
of the Western Union Telegraph Com
pany, which has sought to enjoin him
from Interfering with the laying of cer
tain cables across Biscayne Bay, near
Miami, Fla.
Secretary Daniels stated in bis answer
that it has always been the policy of
"•the Government to prevent the laying of
any cable on the shores of the United
States which connected with a foreign
country In which the cable company had
a monopoly of cable connections.
Committee Investigates Bud
get System of Adjoining State.
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. Nov. 30—A com
mittee composed of three members ap
pointed by Governor-Elect Warren T.
McCray of Indiana, to investigate the
Illinois budget system, visited the copitol
today to go over the code.
Governor-Elect McCray is planning to
present a similar system to the next
Legislature In Indiana. The committee
sent here is composed of State Senator
Oscar Ratts, Representative Murray Bar
ker and Fred B. Robinson. Robinson
was campaign manager for the Governor-
Elect In the recent election.
Polish Charge Russ
Delay Peace Signing
WARSAW, Nov. 30.—Russian delegates
at Riga are delaying the signing of
peace agreements, the Polish government
charged today in a wireless message to
the soviet government.
Going over the beads of the Russian
speace delegates, Polish officials proposed
directly to the government that a date
be set for the signing of a permanent
peace and that the two nations begin
discussion of military guarantees.
Oklahoman’s Widow
Seeks Vindication
ARDMORE. Okla., Nov. 30—Public
vindication of her hushand will be
sought by Mrs. Jake L. Hamon, widow
of the Republican national committeeman
and millionaire oil king, who died from
a bullet wound here Friday, according
to the widow's plans today.
Mrs. Hamon, endorsed as a candidate
to succeed her husband as Republican
national committeeman from Oklahoma
at an informal meeting of Republicans
who attended Hamon's funeral yesterday,
has declared her willingness to run. Her
selection, she believes, would be re
pudiation of the charge that her hus
band had been slain by his former girl
secretary, Mrs. Clara Smith Hamon, wife
of Hamon’s nephew.
The whereabouts of the accused woman
continue a mystery.
Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity
for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. m.,
Dec. 1: Unsettled weather with prob
ably rain tonight and Wednesday; not
much change in temperature.
6 a. m 44
7 a. 44
8 a. m 44
9 a. 44
10 a. 44
11 a. m 48
12 (noon) 48
1 p. m 46
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Ind„ Daily Except Sunday. Postofflce, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879.
Surgeon General
Rear Admiral Stitt has been appointed
surgeon general of the United States
navy, to succeed Rear Admiral Braisted,
who goes on the retired list. Admiral
Stitt is best known as an authority on
tropical medicine.
Tells Congressional Com
mittee He Knows Nothing
of Reputed Bribe.
NEW YORK, Nov. 30. R. Wilmer Boi
ling. brother in-law of President Wilson,
denied on the stand before the Walsh
congressional committee here today that
he had assisted in obtaining any ship
building contract. He further dented
having knowingly received any part of
the $40,000 ‘fee” said to have been paid
by Wallace Downey of the Wallace Dow
ney Shipbuilding Corporation, for such a
contract, as charged by Tucker K. Sands.
Bolling testified that Bands paid him
SCOO in 1318, but that this represented a
profit Sands had agreed to pay him for
building Sands' house, and that he had
refused to accept part of a SI,OOO fee
which Sands said he got from a ship
building corporation, but that he did not
know the source of this S6OO.
Bolling also testified he had met “a
Mr. Cranor”—who Sands previously had
testified was the agent of Wallace Dow
ney—and that he (Bolling) had inter
ceded with Lester Slsler, then secre
tary of the shipping board, to aid Cranor
in facilitating the shipment of some
“bendlDg roll” machinery to Cranor's
Boiling characterized as “absolutely
false” the testimony of Benjamin F.
Fuller, that the latter had seen Sands
give a (heck to Bolling. Boiling chal
lenged Sands to produce immediately all
of Sands’ checks made out to Bolling,
Jan. 1, 191S.
Bolling read a lengthy statement to the
committee which he had prepared be
fore leaving Washington. Ia the main,
this statement was a reiteration of the
denials he made to newspaper n. 'n im
mediately after Sands had made his sen
sational s4o.<X>o "bribe" charge.
But while Mr. Bolling's denials were
along the same lines and -quite as em
(Continued on I’age Two.)
Norris Calls Meeting
to Devise Farm Relief
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.-Senator Nor
ris, Nebraska, today called a meeting
of the Senate agriculture committee to
discuss the serious farm situation nud
devise means for providing for relief.
The committee will vieet at 2 o'clock
Ibis afternoon and probably will Issue
a call for a conference of meuilcrs of
the House and Senate representing farm
Government to File
Packer Objections
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30—The govern
ment objections to the plans of the Chl
cago packers to divorce themselves from
control of their stockyard and terminal
holdings, will be filed today, it was an
nounced at the Department of Justice
this morning. These objections will deal
with all four plans now before the court,
it was said. The Armour and Swift pro
posals which are practically identical,
provide for the formation of a corpora
tion to take over the stockyard holdings.
The Morris and Cudahy plans provide in
effect that the courts shall take over the
holdings until they cau be sold to the
general public.
Look for Booze, Get
2 Reputed Robers
Two men, Robert Hatton. 10-52 West
New York street, and Fred Dobson, 1138
West New York street, charged with
breaking into a Strauss Clothing Store in
Conncrsville, early today, and stealing
apparel valued at $1,300, were caught by
Motor Policemen Muse and Dllland on
an inbound internrban car a short dis
tance east of South Keystone avenue.
The policemen were sent from police
headquarters to meet an intCvurlmn car
on a report that two men with two suit
cases. believed to contain whisky, were
on the car. When they opened the suit
cases they found a quantity of women’s
wearing apparel and furs. As soon us
the policemen opened the suitcases the
men admitted the robbery.
Both men, after being questioned by
detectives, admitted that they were out
on parole from the Jeffersonville State
Reformatory for larceny.
HARTFORD CITY, Ind., Nov. 30.
Members of a hunting party composed of
Hartford City ar.d Dunkirk men, who re
turned Monday night, report game un
usually plentiful in the upper Blackvllle
region of New Brunswick. Fire moose
aud a number of deer were killed.
Indiana flail® aitttro
Capper and Others Say Situa
tion Demands Attention
of Congress.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 30.—Members of
Congress from agricultural States were
engaged today upon a program of emer
gency plans to provide immediate relief
from the "price panic” which is reported
to be causing American farmers great
financial embarrassment and distress.
Senator Capper. Republican, of Kan I
sas. predicted such a program would be
ready for submission to Congress when ,
it reconvenes on Monday next.
The calling together of the congres
sional delegations from lowa, Kansas
and other agricultural States, in a series
of conferences during most of the week,
was planned.
Representatives of various farm organ
izations were also to be heard at these
conferences, it was stated.
Senator Capper said he was prepared
to urge the adoption of a program out
lined by himself which he believed would.
If adopted by Congress, do much to
solve the gruve problems confronting
the country's agricultural interests.
The salient features of the proposed
Capper program were outlined os fol
lows :
1. Immediate re-establishment of the
war finance corporation, about which Eu
gene Meyer Jr., Its war-time chairman. Is
to confer with Senators tomorrow.
2. Immediate re establishment of ti (tie
relations with foreign countries and the
readjustment of credits so as to permit
European markets, especially, to absorb
this country's surplus products.
3. Extension of adequate credits to
farmers by means of short -time and long
time loans, so as to permit them relief
from the present contraction of credits
from which their representatives In Con
gress declares they are suffering acutely.
4. Fair and open markets for all farm
products, free from manipulation by
gamblers and speculators.
3. Congressional authorization for na
tion-wide, cooperative marketing by
farmers, through the Capper Herstnau
bill passed by the House and favorably
reported by the Senate Judiciary com
mittee last session.
6. Broadening and strengthening the
Federal farm loan system, so as to allow
farmers personal credits.
7. A national marketing board in which
the producer will be represented with
power to regulate marketing and to ad
risr- and assist in stabilizing prices.
8. Federal regulation of the paekers.
especially with respect to the stock
While it Is conceded that Congress
will find time to do little more nt the
approaching short session than to dis
pose of the thirteen appropriation bills
neceitsary to finance the government dur
lng the next fiscal year, Senator Capper
and other Republican Senators declare
the agricultural situation is so critical
Congress will simply have to pass some
emergency legislation to enable the
farmers to cope with it.
Woman Saved by Husband,
Also Injured.
Mrs. I’arl Green. 30. 314 South Ran
dolph street, was burned seriously today
when she attempted to start a fire In
the kitchen stove with gasoline. She
was taken to Sf. Vincent's Hospital,
where her condition Is reported to be very
Her husband, Edward Green, sustained
burns on bis hands and arms when he
extinguished the blaze that enwrapped
his wife. Mrs. Green suffered severe
burns to her face, head and hands.
Mrs. Green said site thought she had
the kerosene can, but when she poured
the fluid on the fire a terrific explosion
resulted, enveloping her 1 In flames. Nhe
told Sergeant Johnson and the emer
gency squad that she believed the gaso
line hnd been placed in the kerosene can
at the grocery by mistake because she
never kept gasoline about the house.
Charles Ponzi Gets
Five-Year Sentence
BOSTON, Nov. 30.—Charles Ponzi, th;
“bushel basket millionaire," who de
frauded hundreds of people In a "get
rich quick" scheme here, pleaded guilty
today and was sentenced to five years'
Acecpts Offer of
Mediation in Armenia
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. Prnal
rifnt WlUon today accepted the offer
of mediation In Armenia tendered by
the iisficmbly of the League of Na
Eugene Chapin, Twice
Prohi Nominee, Dead
LONG BEACH, Cal., Nov. 30.—Eugene
Wilder Chapin, one of the best-known
prohibition workers In the country aim
twice nominee of the prohibition party
for President, died at Ills home here as
a result of complications from burns he
received in an accident ten days ago.
lie was CO years old.
CHICAGO, Nov. SO.—Merry Christ
mas sentiments mean very little in
the lives of those who rush through
the stores with a list in the’r hands
on the. day before in a frantic effort
to buy YuUtide presents, -Mrs. Motile
Neteher Newbury, Chicago's "mer
chant princess," said in an interview
"Those who wish to remember the
ones they love do their shopping
early, because they wish to select
tb£ best," said Mrs. Newbury.
"‘There is very little sentiment at
tached to the gifts of the last min-
purchaser. Those who storm the
counters <fu Christmas eve are usu
ally those buying presents for some
Indianapolis Rail Hearing
Brings Discussion by Trac
tion Company Head.
Charles L. Henry, president of the In
dianapolis & Cincinnati Traction Com
pany. today tol.l the public service com
mission, which Is hearing the applica
tion of the Indianapolis Street Railway
Company for a 2-eent transfer charge,
that the local company holds a position f
of great advantage over the ltiUrurban i
companies centering in the city.
He made this point in elaborating on I
the statement filed with the commission
yesterday by the Indianapolis .V Cincin.
nati Traction Company, the Union Trac
tion Company of Indiana and the Inter
state Public Service Company.
“Since the Indianapolis Street Railway
Company was in possession of all the
tracks and other facilities,” he said, “be
tween the center of the Indianapolis and
the points In the outskirts of the city
where the lnterurban companies desired
to connect with such tracks, the inter
urban companies would. In case of dis
agreement with the street railway com
pany, have been exposed to the delays
and other hazards of litigation in order
to exercise the privilege of using such
tracks and facilities."
Mr. Henry pointed out that the inter
urban companies had practically been
groping In the dark in the matter, when
1 lie first contracts were negotiated, be
cause of lack of previous experience in
such matters.
Mr. Henry also took up for discussion
and criticism various features of the
answers filed by the street car company
in response to Interrogatories that had
been propounded to the company at the
request of the three ln’erurbun com
!u tills connection Mr. Henry contended
that the 1917 inventory value o.' Ms • 4’
008 wnrj too high, In view of the fact
that It was figured In a* sin element
in tlie charges made by the street tar
company against the iuteru .'ha ns, and
added that although he did not know
what the property was worth he did
know that $15,000,000 was the figure that
had practically been agreed upon lu the
He touched also upon the value im
parted to thoTiniqion Terminal Building,
In the way of rental for office and store
space, by reason of tho millions of
passenger* brought to th city by tho
Interurbuns. as well a* Upon the vslne to
the eriy ami merchants of these visitors
to the city.
freight TERMINAL
Another matter upon which Mr. Henrv
spoke was the freight terminal facilities,
and he said that, becauae of n lack of
suitable provision of this nature the ln
(Uontlnued on Page Two.)
Pierce Murderer Being Sought
at Youngstown, 0.
PITTSBURGH. Pn.. Nov. 30,—"A1"
Smith, said to be the “master mind'' In
the murder of Henry T Pierce of Phila
delphia, Is not only being sought here,
but also in Youngstown, Ohio. Smith
disappeared from a hotel here Monday
morning. Detective* today declare they
had traced him to the Pennsylvania sta
tion In this city and that he bought a
ticket for Youngstown late yesterday.
"Jack" Moss, who confessed his part
In the slaying to the police last night,
reiterated his confession in Central Po
lice Court before Magistrate John J.
Sweeney anil still maintained that Smith
wns the actual murderer. Moss dented
he was a party to any or
badger game in connection with the
killing of Pierce. He declared Smith hit
Pierce on the head with the butt of a
“I never saw Pierce before the night
he was murdered,” Moss told Magistrate
Two Men in Court
Fight for Little Girl
Fnct*l to The Time*.
EVANSVILLE, Ind.. Nov. 30—While
2-year old “Baby Blanche" sat lu Pro
bate Court here and munched apple* to
day. two men claiming the fatherhood
cf the child engaged in a legal battle for
her possession.
Boy Hall, plaintiff In tbo habeas corpus
proceedings, alleged that he became the
father while Clayton Dllley, the husband
of the mother, was away from tho <ity
seeking to evade the draft. Tho mother
of tile child Is dead.
,r !is Likely Story?
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 30.—Two
women demonstrated to Lloyd Barton
that they are the equals of men,
when failing to convince hint that
woman is entitled to vote they held
him up and confiscated SIOO. Barton
tolil the police the hold-up followed
his refusal to agree to the wisdom of
the nineteenth amendment.
“I kno\4- one of them slightly,” he
told officers. “And when she and
another woman started an argument
with me over their right to vote,
I argued back. And they said that
just to show me they were onr equals,
one pulled a revolver and the other
went through my pockets.”
one they are under business or per
sonal obligations to.
“Department Btores love a lover
because they are the ones who start
to shop weeks before Christmas. The
pick of the store is none too good
for those who have felt the ‘cosmic
urge.’ ”
Mrs. Newbury said children attach
great seutinient to each mite they
spend for gifts nnd are always among
the curliest shoppers.
The little ones are quite fastidi
ous in their selection of presents she
said and are usually not satisfied
until they have seen the whole stock.
Useful gifts and not meaningless
fiubdubbs and knlcknscks sro being
City Buys 12 New
Mules and Is in, the
Market for 8 More
Animals Cost $230 a Head and
~ Will Be Used With Ash
Hauling Equipment.
Tho city of Indianapolis Is the proud
possessor of twelve new mules, bought
yesterday in Johnson County at what
City Purchasing Agent Dwight S. Bit
ter believes was n bargain. Eight more
may be purchased soon. They are
needed to haul the six new- trailers which
are expected to be added to the city ash
hauling equipment In a short time, ac
cording to the board of public works.
Mr. Bitter and H. M. Cutslnger. in
spector for the purchasing department,
bought the mules from Johnson County
farmers at S2BO per head. They average
1,200 pounds in weight and are 4 and 5
years old. The purchase represents a
considerable saving to the city. Mr. Bitter
said, since Willing* & Carrtger, con
tractors from whom the city rents mules,
wanted S3OO per head. Tbo city has been
paying $1.25 per day rent for each bor
rowed mule. Thirty-eight were owned
before the additional purchase. With
fifty city owned mules in tho street
cleaning and ash hauling barns at 1134
Shelby street it will be unnecessary for
the city to rent any of the animals in n
short time, it was stated.
John I). Feeney Promoted to
Place Vacated.
The resignation of I.ieut Samuel O.
Myers, Hose Company No. 23 of the fire
department, was accepted by the board
of public safety today, and Private John
I>. I'eeney of Pumper Company No. 11
was promoted to succi-ed him.
Lawrence Fleming was appointed pa
trolman in the police department.
The report of Building Commissioner
Walter B Stern for the week ended Nov.
27, showed ninety one permits Issued for
building valued at $87.7‘4>.
The board is conferring this afternoon
with E. B. Townsend, traveling engineer
for the National Board of Fire Under
writer*. and E. M. Senders, manager of
the Indiana Inspection Bureau of the
underwriters. Improvements made in the
fire department during the past few
months and plans for the future are to
be reviewed with the insurance men.
The board of safety hopes before the
end of next year to get insurance rate*
in Indianapolis lowered through the plac
ing of the city la a higher classification
In point of facilities for fire protection.
Gave $45,000 and $25,000 to
Democratic Fund.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30- Allan A.
Ryan and Bernard M Baruch of New
lork were the chief and heaviest con
tributors to the Democratic national cam
paign fund, according to a final report
filed today with the clerk of the House
of Representatives. Ryan made three
separate subscriptions, totaling $43,000,
the report showed, while Baruch uiadu
oti* contribution of $23,1*0.
Physician Killed
Resisting Arrest
LITTLE BOCK. Ark , Nov 30—Dr. R.
Tt Woodyard, under Indictment for al
leged violation of the prohibition laws,
was shot and killed while resisting ar
rest today.
Last Call for 1920
Income Taxes Dec. 15
Collector of Internal Revenue William
L. Elder today Issued a reminder to the
public that the final Instalment of Income
taxes fir 1920 is due Dec. 13. With the
final collection period out of the way
the Internal Revenue Department will be
gin to prepare for the filing of income
tax returns for 1921.
May Attend Mexican
Affair as Citizen
WASHINGTON. Nov. 30 —George T.
Summerlin, charge d'affaires at Mexico
City, w-ns Instructed today by the State
Department that ho might attend tho
Inauguration of Fresldent Alvaro Obre
gon tomorrow, but only lu an unofficial
These instructions were issued, it was
said. In order to enable Mr. Summerlin
to answer the Invitation of the Mexican
government. He wns instructed that he
might say he would be delighted to at
tend In his private capacity.
Says Surgeons Left
Gauze Inside Him
Special to The Times.
PORTLAND, Ind.. Nov. 80. .Tames L.
Slpe of Berne has tiled suit, here for $lO.
000 damages against Dr. A. 11. Macßeth
of Ft. Wayne and Dr. Amos Reusser of
Berne, charging them with negligently
sewing up an Incision made In his body
when ho was operated upon for gall
stones and leaving a quantity of gauze
in ills body.
The operation was performed last
March arid in September the plaintiff
says, after intense suffering, he noticed
the gauze “working" from the wound.
He called physicians and they removed
two Rtrips of gauze, each one yard in
length aud six inches wide, it is claimed.
bought to a greater extent this year
than ever before, according to the
"merchant princess.” t
“The day when the daughter of the
house received a present and after
calling a family council decided it
was either a candlestick or a skillet
and then used it for a paper weight
lias passed,” Mrs. Newbury said.
“Utilitarian gifts now prevail.”
Prices this year are from 10 to 40
per cent lower than last year, Mrs.
Newbury said. She also stated that
the greatest reductions are in wear
ing apparel. She does not expect
the usual holiday rush to be slack
ened by the slight business depres
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Acquitted of Bootlegging
Charge—Pays Second
Gaming Fine.
Henry Stegmeier, proprietor of Steg
meier Bros.’ placo at No. 17 North Illinois
street, promised Special Judge Henry
Abrams in police court today to abandon
tho operation of a betting place In his
dry beer saloon, paid a second fine for
keeping a gaming device and was ac
quitted of charges of operating a blind
Stegmeier was ax rested as a result of
a second search warrant served by Lieu
tenant Woollen about two weeks ago,
which resulted lu the seizure of a num
ber of betting books and a quantity of
Lash's bitters, labeled 18 per cent alcohol.
In court today he was represented by
Martin Hugg, who admitted the accept
ance of money to bo bet on football
games anil the sale of the bitters across
the bar at 15 cents a drink.
No defense was attempted in reference
to the betting, the defendant agreeing
to a finding of guilty and offering his
pledge to discontinue the practice.
Judge Abrams fined him $lO and costs.
On ijtegmeier’s showing that he and
sold only a little more than a gallon of J
the bitters In almost a year. Judge*
Abrams decided that he was not selling I
it for beverage purposes and dismissed |
the blind tlg-r eharge.
Stegmeier testified he sold the bitters
only as a laxative anil declared that, to :
his knowledge, no one had ever asked for
a second drink of it.
The quantity of Lash's hitters seized
by Lieutenant Woolen was held by the
police subject to the orders of Cbtirle*
Qrbison, director cf prohibition.
The agreement made by Stegmeier to
end the betting at bis business place
marks the finish of one of the most
popular plait's In Indianapolis for the ac
commodation of the sporting fraternity. '
During the election and prior to sport- i
lng events tho*sands of dollars have
(Contlnurd on Fage Two.)
Island Governor to Escort
Party Through Mountains.
less, Nov. 30. l’resUlont-elcct Harding
was to spend today In Jamaica, most of
the time riding through the famous Blue;
Mountains of that island. Docktng nt
Kingston, he was to bare breakfasted
with General Frobyn. Governor of the
island, who later expected to escort the,
Harding party over the beautiful moun
tain roads to Fort Antonio, on the north- j
ern rim of the Island.
The vacation party encountered mod
erate seas yesterday and Isst night. Many >
of the party succumbed to sickness, tint
the Fresldent-elect entertained himself;
with the usual deck reports.
Wire'e * greetings from the Imperial
Association of Jamaica were received to- j
day. The greeting was substituted for a i
public reception at Kingston. The lat
ter was abandoned at Harding's request.
Survivors of Wrecked
Barge Found on Beach
ASTORIA, Ore.. Nor. 30.—Two sur
vivors of tho wreck of the steam barge ;
W. J. IMerle were found today on the
beach near Clallam, Wash., according to j
word received here. The two men were j
guarding the dead body of the third.
Man Shot When He
Tried to Escape Arrest
Special ffTTho Time*.
KOKOMO. Ind., Nov. 80 Mack Mas
sey, 45, Is in Jail with a bullet wound in
his tmek. received while attempting to
flee arrest as an automobile thief sus
pect. He is not seriously injured. Au
thorities believe him to be one of a gang
which has engaged In numerous thefts
of vnluable machines. Massey denies his
Seeks Restraining
Order on Funds
Asking that the J. F. Wild & Cos. anil
tho Fletcher American Bank lie re
strained front permitting Raymond M. ;
Smith from drawing out funds on de
posit, Mrs. Ruth 11. 11. Smith today filed
suit for divorce against her husband on
the grounds of cruelty and non-support.
The Smiths were married on Jan. 23,
1919, and separated this.year. Smith is
employed by the Fisher Automobile
Says Love’s Dream
Didn’t Last Week
Because his wife told him within a day
of their marriage that she did not love !
him, George W. Bay today filed suit for |
divorce against Madge Bay in Superior
Court, Boom 3.
Bay claims that they were married on
Feh. 14, 1920, and separated a week
later. Another reason for Bay desiring
a divorce is that his wife hail a ten
dency to remain in bed most of the time,
he salil.
Ho, Skinny, Lookit!
Indianapolis will have a municipal ice I
skating rink of large proportions this ,
winter. The city recreation department \
is constructing the rink on the ball ilia- j
motid at Willard park, East (Washington j
and State streets. Provisions will be j
made for flooding the diamond to the
depth of three inches. The rink will be
ready for the first freeze.
Memphis Jailer Slain
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 30.—George
Reeves, Jailer nt the Shelby County Jail, I
whs killed today by one of the three j
prisoners who escaped.
Beeves was shot through tbs abdomen
by Clyde Hamilton, who, with E. R.
kelly and Alden Shaw, were being held
as highway robbers. All three escaped.
TOKIO, Nor. 30.—Successful tests have
been completed of anew poison gas shell.
This shell is of Jtpaneso manufacture.
Charges of Manslaughter Placed Against
Carl Ittenbach, Marion West and
David Carroll.
David Carroll, 43, and Carl Ittenbach, 27, were placed under arrest at
1:30 o’clock by Detectives Houlihan and Long and taken to the police sta
tion, where they were slated on charges of manslaughter. Ittenbach posted
a cash bond of SI,OOO each and the men were released. Marion West, the
third man named in the coroner’s verdict, could not be located by the}
Placing the blame for the fatal collapse of the Emmerich Manual
Training High School annex building on the weight and vibration of a
large stiff-legged derrick, which wa3 improperly guyed. Dr. Paul Robinson,
coroner, today returned a verdict of manslaughter and ordered the arrest
of Carl Ittenbach, 2205 North Alabama street; Marion West, 308 Terrace
avenue: David Carroll, 1530 West Ohio street.
Prisoner Waiting Trial Turns
State’s Evidence., in
Dampier Case.
Exposing the secret workings of a
powerful "automobile fence’’ by which
at least .eight automobiles were stolen
anil disposed of by two young men,
Ralph McGuire, 21, now held la the Ma
rion County Jail pending trial on a
charge of stealing automobiles, turned
state's evidence today and testified
against John Damrler, now on trial be
fore a Criminal Court Jury on a eharge
of receiving stolen automobiles.
McGuire in a clear, calm voice exposed
the working of the "fence” and testified
that he and Thomas Cain stole eight
Fords and delivered them to Dampier at
his former dry beer saloon on Shelby
street. McGuire testified that ho re
ceived $75 from Dampier for each ma
chine that he delivered. He stated that
lie had known Dampier for a number of
years and often loafed at hi* place.
Attorney Eph Inman was unnbte to
shake McGuire's testimony oil cross-ex
amination. Prosecutor Clari* Adams con
sider* McGuire one of the best witnesses
who has ever taken the chair for the
The State, nt the beginning of the in
troduction of the evidence, began weav
ing a chain of circumstance* by which
the prosecutor hopes to convince the jury
bey fund a reasonable doubt of Dampler's
William Smock, 934 Elm street, the
owner of the automobile which Dampier
Is specifically charged with receiving ns
(Continued on Page Two.)
3 Fined and Given
Penal Farm Sentences
Three persons were fined SIOO and costs
and sentenced to serve thirty days on
the State penal farm each, late yesterday
afternoon, by Judge Pritchard, in City
Court, on conviction for operating a blind
Pete Marcliu, 1208 South West street,
was charged with sidling "white mule” at
25 cent* a drink.
Aleck Sammnrdgiff, 548 West Washing
ton street, was arrested in his poolroom
when police found a hnlf quart of “mule”
and forty-eight empty half-pint bottles
in his possession.
Joe Elmer, 729 Fulton street, was ar
rested In his poolroom, 2140 North Illinois
street. Policemen found one full pint
bottle of bonded whisky and one bottle
partly full.
May Reopen Entire
Bomb Throwing Case
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30— Charges
that the case against Thomas Mooney,
convicted of throwing a bomb at mili
tary preparedness parade here several
years ago was "framed'' were sifted by
a grand Jury here today. Indications
were that the entire case would be re
Says Movies Failure
as Church Attraction
MISHAWAKA, Ind., Nov. 30.—Motion
pictures as a method of winning souls to
Christ are a failure, declares the Rev.
G. W. Titus of the First Christian
Church here. He says movies in the
church are worthless ns an asset.
Dancing is also condemned by the
pastor and he vigorously opposes the
suggestion that Jazz music be introduced
into worship.
OIL CITY, I*a., Nov. 30.—The price of
western Kentucky crude oil has been re
duced 25 cents a barrel. The new quota
tion is $4.
NO. 174.
The order to make the arrests was
given by the coroner to Detectives Hou
lihan and Long at 11:30 o’clock. The
officers were present during the Investi
gation and questioning of witnesses in
the coroner’s investigation.
The Emmerich Manual Training High
School annex building being erected at
Union and Merrill streets was to be used,
as a gymnasium, a coliseum and lunch
room. It was being built directly south
of the main buildings of the school.
At 11:45 o'clock the morning of Nov.
18 the steel frame work of the. building,
on which there was a giant derrick, col
lapsed. killing one man anil injnring
twenty-one others, one so badly that he
later died.
Ezra ’Pniier was instantly killed, and
Edward Neff died at the City Hospital
of injuries.
The manslaughter charge is placed
against Ittenbach, superintendent of the
Ittenbach Stone Company; Carroll, fore
man for that company, and West, hoist
ing engineer, employed by the Ittenbach
The coroner stated In his verdict that
he wanted to “severely criticize” Herman
Adolph Hcherrer, the architect; Fred W.
Jungelaus. set rotary and treasurer of the
William P. Jungclans Company; Robert
Berner, vice president o* the Ilethering
ton and nernor Bteel Works; John Mel
vin, superintendent of the Hetherington
and Berner Company, for permitting the
erection and operation of the derrick un
der the conditions set out in the evi
dence at the Investigation.
The verdict which is addressed to the
“Honorable Prosecutor and Grand Jury
of Marion County, Indiana,” is as fol
Nov. 30, 1920.
To the Honorable Prosecutor and Grand
Marion County, Indiana.
Dear Sir:
I herewith submit to you the evldenc*
and verdict in the deaths of Ezra Tabor
and Edward Ileff, who were employed
on a building under construction at
Merrill and Colon streets for the Em
rich Manual Training High School, the
steel structure of which collapsed about
II 45 a. m., on Thursday, Nov. IS. 1920.
Tho evidence of witnesses showß In the
main that the collapse was caused by
the weight and vibration of a large ami
improperly guyed stiff legged derrick
which was owned and operated by tho
Ittenbach Stone Company.
There Is evidence that this derrick was
operated in u dangerous and unlawful
condition under the orders of one Carl
Ittenbach and was operuated by one
David Carroll and Marion West, foreman ,
and engineer for the Ittenbach Stone
The evidence obtained during my in- I
vestigation of this case also.shows thatJ
this stiff legged derrick was being oper-fl
ated without having been properly*
rigg“d and guyed and with brake linings
which were completely worn out. All of
this is in direct violation of the Indiana
State law.
In view of the fnet that the law was
being violated at the time of the collapse
my verdict in the case is manslaughter,
and I have ordered the arrest of Carl
Ittenbach and David Carroll and Marion
West, who the evidence shows, were
operating this derrick.
I have been unable to find other viola
tions of the law in connection with the
collapse of the structure, but there has
been considerable conflicting evidence in
regard to the bolting and riveting of
the steel superstructure, however. I
was unable to find that the law was being
violated in this respect.
In conclusion. I want to severely
criticise Herman Adolph Scherrer, ike
architect: Fred W. Jungclans. secretary
(Continued on Page Two.)
A Booklet
of Meat Recipes
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favorite, proven recipes for dump
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casserole roast, and a hundred other
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It is another of those booklets that you
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The Indiana Dally Times
Information Bureau,
Washington, D. C.
I enclose herewith 2 cents in stamps
for return postage on a free copy of
“Meat Uecipes.”

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