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Fair and warmer tonight. Thursday vin creasing cloudiness and warmer. ‘ VOL. XXXIV. Harding May Make Public Appeal to Halt Coal Strike UNION HEADS IN PLEA FOR ORDERLINESS Strike Order Stresses Need of Respecting Property. VOICED BY GREEN Good Judgment and Moral Courage ‘Essential.’ That the strike of 500,000 anthracite and bituminous coal miners scheduled to start at midnight March 31 must be orderly is being stressed by officials of the United Mine Workers of America who issued the strike call. While John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, says the walkout is “the same as a strike,” the word strike does not appear in the official call. The walkout is termed merely a “suspension of activities” due to the fact that the working contract has expired and anew one has not been negotiated. The goal of the miners is a joint con ference with the operators —now appar ently made impossible by refusal of cer tain bituminous mine owners to partici pate —at which they wish to present de mands for continuation of the present wage schedule, retention of the check-off system and Inauguration of the six hoxr day and five-day week. They would hw content, It is Indicated, to drop the eix-hour day, five-day week demand if the operators wonld “come across” with t>e rest of the program. OPERATORS SET OX WAGE REDUCTIONS. The operators, however, are determined upon enforcing wage reductions, and it hey have n; liking, they say, for the theck-off and have no intention of grant ing the shorter working period. Be sides. many of them take the view that if they entered a conference with the miners under the 1020 contract they would be going against the Federal Court in Indianapolis where 228 operators, union officials and mining companies are under indictment for alleged conspiracy to violate the Sherman anti-trust act. The effect of the suspension, in the opinion of union officials will be: 1. To cause SO,OOO miners to drop their tools without strike benefits. 2. To tie up about 6,000 of the country's 7.500 mines. 3. To close up every anthracite mine because the whok. hard coal field is unionized. 4. To call out unionized soft coal miners producing 2.225.000 tons a day. 5. To leave the country's coal pro duction resting upon non-unior min ers delivering a maximum of 600,000 tons daily. FEAR SPORADIC RAIL DISTURBANCE. On top of thl* Administration officials In Washington express the belief that the coal strike, regarded as Inevitable, will be attended by sporadic strikes of rail road employes. That there will he any (Continued on Page Eleven.) GOVERNOR HIT IN OKLAHOMA BANKSCANDAL State Executive Amons Those Indicted by Okmulgee Grand Jury. OKMULGEE, Okla.. March 22—Gov ernor Robertson of Oklahoma was In dicted by the district court grand Jury which investigated alleged State bank failures scandals at Okmulgee, it was anounced today. Govednor Robertson was indicted on a charge of bribery. lie left Oklahoma City at noon to submit to arrest here. Announcement that the Governor had been indicted came following the arrest of John Rebold and John P. Cook on indictment returned by the jury charging them with giving a bribe of s2s,u<>o to Governor Robertson and Fred G. Den nis. former bank commissioner. Cook was president arid Rebold vice president of the Guaranty State Bank which merged with the Bank of Com merce here about a year ago. The Bank of Commerce failed Nov. 2 last. Warrants for arrest of more than twen ty-three persons Indicted by the Okmul gee Count}’ grand jury in connection with State bank failures were turned over to the sheriffs office here today for service. The banking phase of the jury repbrt was rewritten three times. In it the jury placed the blame for the failure of the Bank of Commerce here last November and for the closing of three other State banks in this county. Another section of the report dealt with the grand jury's investigation of alleged election frauds in Henrietta and the re mainder with local municipal matters. WEATHER Forerast for Indianapolis and vicinity for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. m.. March 2.1. 1922: Fair and warmer tonight; Thursday increasing cloudiness and warmer. HOURLY TEMPERATURE. 6 a. in 25 7 a. m 8 a. m 30 • 9 a. in 30 10 a. in 33 11 a. m 35 12 (noon) 30 1 p. m 39 2 p. m to Published at Indianapolis. Entered as Second Clans Matter, Jury 25, 1914, at Ind.. Daily Except Sunday. Postoflllce, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879. MAIN STREET IN A MINE TOWN The main street in a typical soft coal mining town, and a group of miners’ chil dren. Coal Strike to Find Utilites of Indianapolis Fortified Fuel Supplies on Hand to Last From 60 to 90 Days, Managers Report. Effects of the nation-wide strike of union coal miners called for April 1 may not be felt in Indianapolis for a period of sixty days and perhaps for a much longer time, in the belief of | officials of Indianapolis public utilities and coal companies, expressed today. Neither the Ihdianapolis Light and Heat Company nor the Merchants Heat and Light Company, which furnish light ; and power in the city, are expected to ‘ enconnter any serious difficulty on the I basis of their April 1 supply, inside of : a period of ninety days or longer. WATER COM PANT HAS 75 DAYS’ SI.TPLY. i The Indianapolis Water Company has : coal sufficient to last seventy-five to ! eighty days, on the basis of the present ! demand, from April X. The Citizens Gas Company has a sup ply of coal which will last sixty days | from April 1 and the company expects to increase this supply to some extent before and after April L Local coal dealers have stocked up In expectation of the strike, and say they are in a position to care for their customers. While the public utilities are prepared to take care of the demands of the con- Lewis Lays Blame on the Operators By JOHN E. LEWIS, President of the United Mine Workers of America. NEW YORK. March 22.— 1n rilling a suspension of mining operations through out the bituminous and anthracite mine fields, the United Mine Workers of Amer lre have no desire to discommode or in convenience the public. The coal oper ators of the country have deliberately maneuvered to force this suspension. They desire to dispose of heavy reserve coal stocks at increased prices, and are also desirous of forcing an unwarranted reduction of wages upon the mine work ers. They further hope to be able to destroy the United Mine Workers of America. In this ’hey are doomed to failure. The mine workers will figlit to protect their organization and to oppose any decrease in wages. If it Is to be a finish fight the publio must blame the coal operators for any inconvenience it may suffer. —Britten for Ue Interna tional News Service. All Set for Grandstand Play on ‘Bonus’ Bill in the House Tomorrow WASHINGTON, March 22.—Democratic Congressmen were lining up today for a futile fight on the gag plan by means of which the soldier “bonus” will be passed In the House tomorrow. The House Rules Committee has re ported out a special rule which was when adopted tomorrow will cause “sus pension of the rules” of the House anil allow four hours debate on the ‘'bonus” bill. They, with perhaps gome Republican anti-bonus support, will attack the rule being framed by the Rules Committee under which the “bonus” measure will skim through the House with a big ma jority after four hours’ debate. Conservative estimates are tiiat there Jittata jpailß aantffl snmers for a considerable time, it is be lieved that manufacturers may be af fected sooner. In the event of a drop ping off of power consumed by indus tries, the supply of coal held by the In dianapolis power companies will last for a time much longer In proportion. CONTINUATION OF INDUSTRIES FORESEEN. Such a situation as the closing of any of Indianapolis' Industries, according to big coal users, is not forseen at the present time. The Merchants Heat and Light Com pany expects to have on hand April l, the date set for the beginning of the strike, coal enough to laßt ninety days under conditions as they are today. “As the business of otir consumers is affected by the strike, however, we ex pect demand for current to be reduced, consequently lengthening our supply of coal to about 180 days. The matter is entirely problematical,” Charles O’Brien Murphy, vice president, said today. The company has been building up its supply systematically for the past three or four months In anticipation of the strike. It was stated. light and HEAT CO. WELL SUPPLIED. The Indianapolis Light and Heat Com pany, according to C. C. Perry, presi dent, has a supply of coal now that will last under normal conditions ninety days frbm April 1, will last longer if the demand increases, he stated. The Citizens Gas Company Is in shape to weather a considerable length of time without coal production, according to Frederick G. *Ttastenberg, secretary. “The Gas Company has a supply to meet its needs at the present time of sixty days from April 1,” he stated. "And we do not anticipate any total in ability to obtain coal after that time.” The Indianapolis Water Company is in fine condition to meet the lack of coal which may result from the miners’ strike, Frank Jordan, secretary declared. “We have sixty-five days supply at present and by April 1 this will be In creased'to a supply of seventy-five or eighty days,” he said. “We cannot fore see that the strike possibly can interfere with the function of the water company.’’ DOMESTIC CONSUMERS NOT WORRIED. With the winter weather nearly over, domestic consumers are not worried over the situation. It. Is general belief that the coal strike can have no direct bear ing on their heating problems, although the Indirect effects through lack of em (Contlnned on Page Eleven.) will not be more than seventy-five votes against the biiL The word is being passed around the House that President Harding almost certainly will not veto the present bill. In fact, Chairman Fordney of the Ways and Means Committee is quoted as say ing substantially: “The President told us that the present bill meets some of his objections.” As the situation now stands the House members wilt be able to go forth in the fall campaigns and say to the voters: “We have passed the ’bonus’ for the soldiers; we are entitled to your votes. If the measure is not perfected it is only a question of time when it is finished In the upper body.** INDLANAPOLIS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1922. THINKS MOVE WOULD FORCE CONFERENCES Held Only Step Possi ble by Government at This Stage. HUGE RESERVES Country Said to Be in Good Condition to Face Suspension. WASHINGTON, March 22 A public appeal by President Harding to coal operators and miners to settle their dif ferences and avoid a nation wide sus pension of work April 1 may be mado within a week. It was learned authoritatively today that President Harding Is Inclined to ward suck a move as a final effort to draw the bituminous operators Into a national peace conference and enhance the chances of settlement in all districts. President Harding has consulted At torney General Daugherty, it was learned, to find what steps he might take toward backing up the move ho made In Invit ing the bituminous operators to confer ence. The Attorney General told him * • ardlng to reliable Information, that he knew of no legal steps that might be taken by any agent of the Govern ment toward settlement before the fuel supply of the Nation is imperiled by the walkout. The possibilities of a public appeal then arose. Some officials are under stood to have opposed It on the ground that it was useless since the situation has developed to such a crucial stage that a walkout seems unavoidable. PINS HOPE ON PUBLIC OPINION. The pressure of public opinion would be brought to bear to such an extent if President liarding followed out this plan that the bituminous operators who refused prevlolus advances might be pre vailed upon to negotiate. Attorney General Daugherty said the strike program had not reached the stage to warrant any statement of what the Government may do. If the exercise of its (Continued on I’ugc Eleven.) RAIL WORKERS \ MAY SUPPORT MIKE STRIKE brotherhoods. With 2,Z00,000 Membership, Indicate * Agreement.' ‘ CLEVELAND, March 22.—Possibility that the railroad brotherhoods, 2,500,000 strong, may give their support to tho 600,000 mine workers ordered to strike at midnight March 31 was seen today i as Cleveland became the center of what i may become the greatest mine strike iu | history. i This possibility was revealed In the I admission from brotherhood officials that 1 “the protective agreement” between min ers and brotherhoods will doubtless re ceive the sanction of the railroad orga nizations. The executive board of the United Mine Workers, it was said, al ready have reaffirmed the agreement. Three other factors that strengthened this belief are: 1. Selection of Cleveland, home of the brotherhood chiefs, for the meeting of members of the policy committee of the I United Mine Workers to prepare plans for a walkout of miners throughout the ‘United States and Canada with the cs -1 eeption of Nova Scotia. ‘ 2. Wording of article one in the miners j railroaders protective agreement that j "we assert our purposo to apply every honorable method to secure adequate com pensation for service rendered.” 3. Wording of article two providing that when any affiliated organization is made victims of unwarranted attacks or its integrity Jeopardized" a conference shall be called to consider ways ond means to meet the emergency. While nothing has occurred that would lead to the belief that a sympathetic strike might be called. It is pointed out that brotherhood finances are practically unlimited. Brotherhood finances it is said, would provide the miners with much needed and half backing In case of a long drawn out light. The miners' strike call was not Issued under the Impression that railroad brotherhoods would walk out in sym pathy, Secretary Green of the United Mine Workers declared today. “The articles of alliance between the sixteen major railroad unions and the United Mine Workers of America do not provide specifically for a sympathy strike,” Mr. Green said. “It provides only for moral and financial suj>port for i unions by each other.” Mr. Green would not comment further on the possibility of the coal strike In volving the railroaders. He said the I United Mine Workers had prepared for ! a long strike to be conducted Independ ent of any help from other unions ex cept In a moral and financial way. Crampton’s Bond Declared Forfeited When Leonard Cramp ton, 935 North Belle Vieu place, special investigator of the attorney general's office, failed to ap pear In city court today to answer the charge of opearting a blind tigod and drunkenness, Judge Delbert <>. Wilmoth forfeited Ills bond. John Orabill, 909 North Capitol avenue, was surety on the bond for $1,025. Champton was arrested on Feb. 7 by Traffic Officer Fred Oakley, who saw three men fighting on the SteUthouae lavs BIG COLISEUM PLANNED FOR CITY SERVICE Exposition Building of . 5 Stories Outlined to Committee. TO COST $3,000,000 Auditorium to Provide Seating Capacity for 20,000. A three-raillion-dollar Indianapolis Exposition Building, five stories high, with an auditorium large enough to seat twenty thousand and with ex position floor space twice that of the Manufacturers’ Building at the State Fair Ground, is the recommendation in a complete survey of the needs of Indianapolis for a coliseum and exposition building presented today to James A. Daugherty, chairman of a committee of five which was ap pointed to investigate plans and pos sibilities for such a building. This committee, composed in ad dition to Mr. Daugherty, of Felix M. McWhlrter, Harper J. Ransburg, Walter (’. Marmon, Henry L. Dith : mer and O. B. Bes, was appointed at the regular meeting of Indianapolis manufacturers held in the Claypool six weeks ago. The Analysis, which was prepared for the committee by Fred Millls, covers the subject from every angle. Detailed com parisons are made In the report of the public buildings of this kind all over the country. Material gathered together by Charles W. Jewett as mayor of Indian apolis two years ago was used as a basis for this section of the report. The Infor mation gathered together by Mr. Jewett has been brought up to date and sup plemented by personal Inspection of buildings In a number of cltiies, Includ ing Cleveland, Milwaukee, tit. Louis, Louisville and AtinrTta. PRIVATE CORPORATION TO CONTROL ENTERPRISE. The recommendation to tb/ committee of five Is that the building be erected by a private corporation, capitalized with $3,000,000 common stock, with no pre ferred stock. Although the enterprise is to be for the public ood, the recom mendation la that It be run as any other strictly private business proposition. i According to the tentative plans which were drawn by Herbert L. Bass of Rasg- Knowlfon & Cos. In cooperation with Mr. (Continued on Page Three.) ‘FREE’ CHANCES ON AUTOMOBILE CAUSE ARRESTS Two Men Are Held for Pro* muting Alleged Car Raffle. i Claude W. Miller, 38. 2717 Shelby street, and lliighle Campbell, 52, 1018 North New Jersey street, of the National Die* . abled Soldiers’ League, were arrested to i day, charged with selling lottery tickets. ) Both men admit selling tickets for the j “Big Indoor Bazaar, benefit of ex-service men’s relief station, Tomlinson Hall. April 10 to 15, free circus, acts, big side shows, dancing, general admission 10 coLts," but nt the bottom of each ticket is printed, “this coupon good for one free chance on Shevrolet touring car.” j That part of the ticket caused the arrest ! of the two men. j Claude Worley, special investigator ot 1 the Criminal Court, swore out the affi davits and the arrests were made by Pa trolmen Tooly and Fogarty. The affi davits charge Miller and Campbell sold tickets for a raffle of an automobile for 10 cents a ticket to Mat Stetzel, 1719 As . bury street, and Mrs. Ethel Davis. 2161 ! North Capitol avenpe. C. T. Olwln of the Better Business Bureau, Is named on the affidavit as a witness. “Prosecutor Evans called Miller In about n week ago,” said Mr. Worley, “and warned him he wns violating the law In selling chances on an automobile. The prosecutor's attention was called to the ease by the Better Business Bureau. When Miller and Campbell continued to sell the chances it was my duty as au officer to file the affidavits.” “The National Disabled Soldiers’ League is having some kind of a squab ble among its members.” said Mr. Olwiu. (Continued on Pago Two.) Shank Says Chief Oughtn’t to Ride in Tinner’s Dream It is not In keeping with the dignity of the great city of Indianapolis to make the chief of police ride around In a Ford with a 800-pound uniformed officer as his chauffeur, declared Mayor Samuel Lewis Shank, as he urged the board of public safety to buy the chief a “regular car.” “I saw’ Rikhoff and his chauffeur in that little car the other day and I was going to stop to speak to them, but I was absolutely ashamed of the outfit. We ought to give the chief a great big car to ride around In. Suppose some official comes here to visit and I ask the chief of police to show him the towv Are we going to have to have the chief ride the distinguished visitors around in that little ear?” “But wouldn’t Joe Hogue (city con troller) kick like the dickens if we did inquired a board member. Mr. Hogue recently objected because the board passed a bill for SBS for badges for themselves. “Let him kick.” said the tnnyor. ‘ He kicked all during the campaign, but it didn’t do any good.” Mr. Hogue was one of the watchdogs of the Republican treasury in the mu nicipal campaign last fear, Siik.A-tn.i (By Carrier, Week, IndianapoiJ*, 10c- Elsewhere, 12<S. Subscription Rates: } By Mall> 600 per Month . , sPer Year DEMANDS FUNDS FOR NAVY AS AUTHORIZED BY ARMS CONFERENCE Says 18 Battleship Fleet Necessary, Requiring Enlisted Personnel of 86,000 Men and 3,200 Officers. WASHINGTON, March 22.-—President Harding demanded of Congress today that it appropriate enough money to maintain an American Navy up to the maximum strength authorized under the conference treaties. Word went from the White House to the Capitol that there must be kept in commission an eighteen battleship fleet, with all auxiliaries and prop erly manned to give the fleet the highest efficiency. This will require an enlisted strength of about 86,000 men and 3,200 officers. DEMOCRATS ARE JUBILANT OVER ROSY OUTLOOK Plans for State Convention Take Up Greater Part of Conference. WILL FIX PLATFORM Optimism fairly bubbled over at the meeting of the Democratic State commit tee at the Denison Hotel today. Every district in the State, with the excep tion of the Third, was represented and, according to those in atendance, more Interest is being displayed in party af fairs throughout Indiana this year than for a number of years past. Selection of a special committee to make arrangements for the State conven tion, which will be held'!n Indianapolis May 31 and June ™ and a committee to draft, a tentative platform for consid eration of the committee on resolutions at the convention, occupied the greater part of the morning session. The committee on arrangements, which among other things, will make recom mendations for the temporary and per manent chairman of the convention. Is composed of A. C. Stallee of Indianap olis, Seventh District, chairman; Wal ter S. Chambers of New Castle, chair man of the Sixth District: Dale J. Crit tenbarger of Anderson, cbniramn of the Eight Dlstrl t, and lMss Gertrude F. Mc- Hugh, score.ary of the State committee. VAN NUTS HEADS I’LATFOItM COMMITTEE. The committee appointed to draft a tentative plat—form headed by Fred erick Van Nnys of Indianapolis, formerly attorney and chairman of the State com mittee during the last National campaign. This committee will welcome suggestions as to what the platform should contain from Democrats all over the State, and will make an outline of a platform and campaign policy to be presented to the committee on resolutions at the conven tion. Other metr hers of the committee are: Thomas Taggart, Joseph 11. Shea, Charles A. Greathouse, all of Indianapo lis: E. B. Stotsenburg of New Albany, John S. MeFadden of Rushville, Mrs. James Higgs of Sullivan. Mrs. Alice -Mc- Culloch of Ft. Wayne, Mrs. J. T. GvVln of Hensselaer, Mrs. Harry McMullin of Aurora, Mrs. Olive Belden Lewis of In dianapolis and Mrs. A. I*. Flynn of Lo gansport. The committee made an appeal to Democrats throughout the State to put forth the very best men and women in the party as candidates for office this year. Special care is urged in the se lection of candidates for the Legisla ture. tenth district ON LY SLACK EH. It was announced candidates for Con gress have filed In every district except the Tenth, and It is understood several candidates will file in that district be fore the end of the month. Every county in the State will put forth a complete Democratic ticket, according to Information received by the commit tee. A qnestlonalre was sent out recently by the State committee to all county chairmen asking for definite Informa tion as to the number of candidates fil ing for office. When the committee met (Continued on Page Eleven.) McKay Says Club Butler Unknown to His Daughter Pittsburgh Family Brands Alleged Romance as Ridiculous and Absurd. PITTSBURGH, March 22—J. Albert McKay, father of Virginia C. McKuy, mentioned in connection with an alleged romance with Albert Probst, former but ler at the exclusive Roiling Rock Club, to day dictated this statement: “The connection of my daughter’s name with l’robst, who is unknown to her, is ridiculous and absurd. His men tal condition is in question before the Federal authorities who will determine the same. That is all I have to say.” Mrs. McKay, who answered the tele phone first, said the mention of her daughter’s name in connection with Probst was “the most infamous thing I had ever heard of." Increase Working Force in Adams County Oil Field DECATUR, Ind., March 22. —Pros- perity struck this community today. With oil wells being drilled In Adams County, the General Electric Company announced production must be almost doubled and more men would be employed. The pay roll now is 185 men, an Increase from forty a few weeks ago. The President's demand was conveyed to Congress by Representative Darrow, Republican, of Pennsylvania, and Repre sentative Hicks, Republican, of New York, two members of the Naval Affairs Committee, with whom he conferred. The President Informed his con gressional callers that the Administration Is opposed to any cut that will bring the American Navy below the point of j efficiency contemplated In the confer ence treaties, either in equipment of per sonnel. He left them to figure out for themselves whether a presidential veto will greet the naval appropriation bill, now in committee, which is ready to be brought out providing for pay for only 65.0i)0 men and 2.000 officers. Within a few hours after the President's views were communicated to the Naval Afffars Committee it reported out a bill fixing the strength of the navy at 3,410 officers and £O,OOO men, plus 6,000 ap prentices. This is a reduction of 1.060 officers and 57,500 men from the present authorized strength. There is a vast difference, however, between authorized strength and actual strength. The authorized strength today Is 137,500; the actual strength is around 101.000 men. WILL HAVE TO LOOK TO SENATE. Thus while the Navy Committee, which determines policy, was fixing the au thorized strength of the Navy at dtj.ooo, a figure commensurate with President Harding's wishes, the Appropriation* Committee went blithely ahead on tuc bill urovldit g pay for only sixty-five thousand. Its members said positively that pay for no more would be pro vided. The “big” Navy men of the House served notice they would seek to amend the bill before Us passage, but their chances were considered by leaders as small, in view of the disposition of he House generally to cut naval and mili tary expenditures to the bone. The upshot of the day's developemnts was that Pleaidcnt Ilirdlng apparently will have to look to the Senate to stop (he wholesale cuts of both Army and Navy. Passage of the Army and Nary bills in the House and their rejection by tie Serate was forecast. Two days of contact between President Harding and Republican leaders have heightened rather than allayed the acute friction that exists between the executive and legislative branches of the Govern ment on pending legislation. Something closely akin to open war fare exists between the White House and House leaders of Capitol Hill. In the face of strong White House disapproval. House leaders are calmly proceeding with their plans to pass the pending Army bill, cutting the size of the Army to 115,<X)0 men and directing the withdrawal of a majority of the troops whtch the United States main tains in its overseas possessions. They asserted that the bill would be passed and sent along to the Senate by night fall. Again tomorrow the House leaders plan to disregard the open disapproval of the White House by passing the pend ing “bonus” bill. President Harding regards the "bo- ' nus" bill as Inadvisable and unworkable. He regards the House attempts to cut the Army to 115,000 men and the Navy to 65.000 men or less, and the directions as to how the various troops should be stationed as a bold move to usurp his prerogatives. “The President Is still commander-in chief and he has not, nor will he dele gate his authority in this respect to the Appropriations Committee of the House, or any other congressional body," it was stated officially at the White House. When thig message was conveyed to leaders of the House it drew the reply from one of the leaders that: ‘‘The House is going ahead. We will absolve ourselves from criticism In any event by passing the bills, both 'bonus' j and Army.” Mrs. McKay was asked if there was any truth to the report of romance be tween her daughter and I’robst She de clared such a thing impossible and said she did not understand how such a report could have originated. Then Mr. Mc- Kay came to the telephone and dictated his brief statement. OFFICERSSAY~ PROHST INSANE NEW YORK, March 22. Decision on the deportation of August Probst, former butler of the Rolling Rock Country Club at Ligonier, Pa., who says he is being “railroaded” out of the country be cause of a romance with a Pittsburgh society girl is expected within a few days. Federal Judge Knox today was con sidering evidence placed before him by Probst’s attorneys and by immigration authorities who declare Probst Is in sane. Virginia Crnigie McKay, daughter of a wealthy Pittsburgh man. is tho young woman with whom Probst, according to his lawyer’s statement in court, “ex changed a troth.” Immigration authorities said Probst was insane and that the "romance” was ah hallucination. ' Judge Knox refused to hear attorneys ‘representing the Rolling Rock Club. I Ha raaervod decision. I HOME EDITION TWO CENTS PER COPY ‘ANTEDATED’ POWERHOUSE LISTED HIGH Committee Investigat ing Street Railway Reports. ASKS AN AUDITOR Shows Demand for Earnings cn Great Valuation. Although officials of the Indian* j apolis Street Railway committee told ■‘ho subcommittee of the mayor's j citizens’ committee Investigating the ! financial condition of the utility that ithe West Washington street power house is "antedated and that all that could be realized on it would bo I the salvage,” the company lists tho j power house at a value of $1,173,- 942.93 In the inventory of properties upon which it is permitted by the public service commission to make a return. This is one of the state ments made in a report of the sub committee to Mayor Samuel Lewis Shank today. The commutes was appointed by J. Stephen Fullen, chairman of the executive* committee of the general committee, about three weeks ago. It was to probe the utility's books. It reported today that it feels the ueed of an expert auditor to go into the company's accounts and askse th mayor to help it get SSOO with which to employ such service. The mayor called In the citizens’ com mittee a month ago to asefertain if the street railway company needs the finan cial relief its officers say it doe*. REPORTS PYRAMIDED INDEBTEDNESS. The report states that the committee found tho utility carrying a pyramided bonded indebtedness amounting to $13,- 000.000 upon which the company Is “com pelled to pay a staggering sum annually. Last year, the committe reported, the deductions from gross earnings of the company charged to "bond, interest, etc.,” totaled $045,067.94, the report say*. “Officials of the Indianapolis Street Rail way Company contend that the bonded Indebtedness has nothing to do with rates. However, the committee Is of the opinion that such a burden materially affects the net earnings of the com pany, incidentally Impedes the expendi ture of money In other channels, such as enumerated under the heading of ‘construction expenditures.’ " The committee said it found the com pany stntlng that on Feb. 28 It owed (Continued on Page Eleven.) PATROLMAN IS SUSPENDED ON GIRL’S CHARGES Patrolman William Martin, 1954 Ash land avenue, was suspended from the police department last night by Inspector C. L. Weaver, following an alleged con fession made by Marjorie Badger, 18, whose parents live at Pendleton, Ind. Martin insists he is innocent. The story of the Badger girl is a tale of un derworld traffic in women and part of her story involving a man and woman now living in Louisville, Ky., Is to be In vestigated by Federal officers, since it is believed the white slave law has been violated by a man now living In Louis ville. ' Three yeas ago, Marjorie Badger says, she came to Indianapolis to live at the home of her sister Mrs. Helen Johnson, on Bell street. She remained there until six weeks ago when she began work In the Rainbow restaurant, 540 East Wash ington street, owned by Naun Roboff, a Greek. Roboff was arrested on tho charge of contributing to delinquency of the girl. It was there, according to Miss Clara Burnside, chief of the women po lice, who has been assisting in the in vestigation. Miss Badger met Ralph Du mont, alias "Little Ralph” and was lured (Continned on Page Three.) 400,000 PLACED BY LEGION IN FIRST-DAYS Approximately 400.000 former service men have been placed In positions since Monday when the bi gnational drive of the American Legion to find jobs for un employed veterans got under way, accord ing to G. W. Powell, assistant national Americanism director of the legion. 1 Mr. Powell said the first figures avail ! nble show that the greatest results have | been obtained in industrial centers. This |is highly pleasing to legion officials, as ! it was in these places that tho situation has been acute. Telegrams have been sent out to every State In the Union asking what results had been obtained during the first three days of the drive. Reports from Washington were to the effect that the situation In that city was not at all gdave and that few service men were out of employment. Maryland reported that the situation in tha State hud been relieved appreciably o nthe first day of the campaign. Locally the most encouraging results aro being obtained, although exact figures will not be available until the end of the week .according to officials of the Marlon County council of the legion. The distribution of service flags, with a star for every man employed. Is proceeding rapldl yamong business con cerns and they are beginning to appear In windows of business houses through out the city. The distribution has been at the rate of several hundred flags a day. No definite date for ending the drive has been set, legion officials declaring It will not be brought to an end until every former service man 13 placed in a job. NO. 269.