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Showers and thunderstorms. Cooler to night. Fair Saturday. VOL. XXXIV. COX ABLE TO j SEE VICTORY ATPRIMARY Forecasts New Align ment in Campaign of 1922. NEW DAY AT HAND Other Speaker at Jack son Day Ban quet. BY VOLXEY B. rOWLER. Timms Staff Correspondent. LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 14.—This normally Republican section, rang today ■with prophecies and hopes for a high tide of Democratic victory, to sweep over Indiana next fall, following stirring speeches at the twenty-fifth annual Jackson day banquet of the Jackson Club of Tippecanoe County, last night by James M. Cox, Democratic presidential standard-bearer in 1920, four candidates for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator from Indiana, and others. "The great cause of the Democratic party—participation in world affairs by the American people in full measure —was not defeated in 1920 and although Amer ica sits here strapped to her money bags, so far as the League of Nations is con cerned, and outside of the Genoa con ference keeping unwholesome company with the Sultan of Turkey the dawn of anew day is at hand, - ’ declared }lr. Cox, amid ringing cheers. Defeated by a plurality of 7,000,000 in 1920, Mr. Cox declared “I am not licked. All the Republican sheriffs and constables In the United States could not round up 7.000.000 people today who admitted they voted the Republican ticket.” 7,000.000 SURPLUS DOES SO TEXIST. That seven million snrplus of the Re publican party doe3 not exist, today, he said. It <an be discounted by the move ment to democracy of the Irish, a large part of the German, the Italian and the tax-sore as well as 2,000.000 Repub locans who were misled Into believing that Harding would put the United States in the league. Mr. Cox asserted. The Jackson Club held open house all day. Militant Democrats from the mid dle western part and in fact from all cor ners of the State thronged headquarters. Five hundred attended the banquet. Speeches of Claude G. Bowers, editor of the Ft. Wayne Journal-Gazette, former Governor Samuel M. Ralston and Dan W. Simms of Lafayette, the latter two sen atorial candidates, awakened enthusiasm almost as vigorous as that aroused by the 1920 leader. Mr. Cox called Mr. Bower's eulogy of Woodrow Wilson 3lner than any he had heard. Mention of the name of Mr. Wilson brought cheering, and no speaker failed to sound the war President's praise. HEARING CHARGES M.aDE IN INDIANA. “We have begun outside of Indiana to hear the charges Republican candidates make against each other,” said, Mr. Cox. "They fight for the rather empty honor of nomination on the Republican ticket because in Indiana this year, a Repub lican has no more chance to be eleeted than he would have were his candidacy planted on the soil of Texas. “If one of these candidates Is half as bad as his opponent charges then it would seem the electorate would seize, as a measure of relief, the opportunity of electing a Democrat.” Mr. Cox praised Bert Yocum, chairman of Tippecanoe County, and spoke in sad ness of the death of Benjamin Bosse, late Democratic State chairman. “When the votes are counted this fall poor old Ben will make the hardest effort to wave the flag from the stars. I'll venture." In sarcasm Mr. Cox predicted this fall r.o Republican orator will defend the seating of Newberry in the Senate, be cause Newberry's vote killed American (Continued on Page Twenty-Three.) STATE LETS CONTRACTS FOR 2^GAPS Action on Bids Received by Highway Cofnraission ' April 4. Lawrence Lyons, director of the State highway commission announced today th.it the commission had awarded two contracts for closing gaps in the Na tional road. Bids for these were re ceived April 4. A section in Clay and Putnam counties, Brazil to Reelesville cut off on the Na tional road. 5.261 miles, was awarded to the Foulkes Contracting Company of Terre Haute, for $110,412.06. A section in Putn.m County, Pleasant Garden to Putnanrt ille on the National road, 5.65 miles was awarded to Kerr A Murphy, of Bloomington, for $90,566.- 23. Active construction work on the Hazel - ton bridge project is expected to start within a month, and is to be completed by petober, 1923, Mr. Lyons said. Shively and Simms Speak at Luncheon Dan M. Simms of Lafayette and Ber nard B. Shively, candidates for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator, were guests of the Indiana Democratic Club at luncheon today and made short talks. 1 Tonight a mass meeting at the club will be addressed by Simms, Shively and Dr. Jesse Sanders of .Garrett, who also Is a candidate for senatorial nomi nation. Former Governor Sam..el M. Ralston notified the club today that he would be present if possible. Clay Batchelder, president of the club will preside. WEATHER Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. m.. April 15, 1922: Showers and thunder storms this aft ernoon and tonight; cooler tonight; Sat urday-, fair. HOURLY TEMPERATURE. 6 a. m 50 7 a. m. 50 8 £. m 51 a. in 53 10 a. in 53 11 a. m 48 12 (noon) 48 1 c m 2 p. m.. 47 WUXTRY CORNING, Ark., April 14.—The right of Miss Pearl Pugslcy to use face powder in school will be checked up to the Arkansas Supreme Court, It was announced today. Her case was reopened when Judge W. W. Bandy in District Court, after hold ing her expulsion unjust and scoring the anti-cosmetic rifle, refused to is sue a mandamus writ compelling the board to readmit her. TARIFF BLOC IN FIGHT FOR HIGH JRJTIES Senator Johnson Declares New Bill Generous to • the West. WASHINGTON, April 14.—Senator Hi ram Johnson of California today plunged into the thick of the fight being waged by the Republican “agricultural-tariff bloc” to insure the earliest possible en actment. at this session, of the pend ing tariff bill with its high “prospec tive” rates on agricultural products. “It is the first tariff bill to be really generous to the West,” Senator Johnson said. “Asa whole, it gives a better and higher protection to California products than ever before.” The “big five” directing the 'bole's” tariff activities consists of Senators Johnson, McXary of Oregon, Gooding of Idaho, Capper of Kansas, and Nichol son of Colorado. After meeting--, to consider the agri cultural schedules of the bill as report ed. they decided the demand of the ‘‘bloc’ for increases in agricultural rates should be pressed. Senator Capper, chairman of the “ag ricultural bloc,” from which tho “tariff bloc” is an offshoot, declared that it was not “class legislation” that is being sought. “Agriculture Is ffur greatest, our basic industry,” Senator Capper said. “When agriculture is prosperous, the Nation is prosperous.” Appeals Sentence of Finland Days SHELRYVILLK, Ind.. April 14.—Fol lowing his conviction In the city court here, for violating the State prohibition laws, Charles E. Davis, arrested at Greenfield, filed an appeal. His sentence Is to pay a fine of SIOO and costs and to spend ninety days at the State Penal Farm. LIVESTOCK IS RESCUED WHEN TRAIN WRECKS Six Freight Cars Burn in Accident at Wash out. Six loaded frieght cars were burned at 4 o’clock this morning when a train was wrecked at a washout at Stone’s crossing on the Illinois Central Railroad, fifteen miles south of the city. No one was hurt, but the damage probably will run into thousands of dollars. The locomotive and three cars had passed over the tracks when they gave way with the third, which contained live stock and which turned over. Asa result of the wreck a tank car filled with gasoline exploded, quickly igniting ether ears in the train. The fire spread to two other tank cars, which were rapidly destroyed. Other cars destroyed were one loaded with cotton-seed meal, one loaded with eggs and one loaded with bananas. The train included a number of car loads of livestock, but B. H. Master son, city freight agent, who investi gated the wreck, said the stock was saved by the train crew and farmers living in the vicinity. Boys Find Body of Young Woman i Slain Long Ago HAVERSTRAW, N. Y . April 14.—A party of boys, searching for rare wiid flowers in high places In the mountains today discovered the nude body of a woman on the wooded summit of Cheese Coat Mountain, re vealing a murder mystery, which baffles Roehland County authorities. Coroner Stahlmann declared death had been caused by a heavy blow to the left side of the. head by a heavy club, eight or nine months ago. The victim was about five feet six inches tall and had brown bobbed hair. Identification probably will be im possible. Siamese Twins Now Separated, Asserts Spiritualist Head CHJCAGO, April 14—Death has separated Josefa Blazek from her Siamese twin sister. Itosa, George C. Warne, president of the National Spiritualists’ Association said today. According to Warne, who is presiding over a State convention of Spiritualists, the spirit of Rosa attended the conven tion when she was summoned to “testify” about life In the other world. “Although Rosa was in the seance room only a few minutes,” said Warne, “we know the contact had been estab lished and she was alone.” The Blazek sisters died here recently. Constitutionality of Law Questioned The constitutionality of the statute which makes the Attorney General coun sel for the public service commission was attacked in pleadings filed in Superior Court, Room 2, today. The filing was made in the case of Ira Chase Koehne against the commission and the Indiana Bell Telephone Company asking that the company be enjoined from charging the present telephone rates and that the com mission e prevented from enforcing its order fixing the rates. The Attorney Gen eral has been participating in the case. BANG! TIEN TSIN, China. April 14.—The rlial war lords In North China. Gen eral Tso Lin. so-called “king of Man churia.” and General \Yu Pel-Fu, are continuing their war-like preparations and the Indications today were fight ing will begin within a week. Jlaily Sfttttfs IDAHO STORY RECORDED IN PLAIN TERMS Prosperity Missing Since Winter of 1919-20^ NO FLUSH TIMES Farmers Suffering From Too Much Borrdwing. (Editor’s Note—Edward G. Lowry, distinguished Investigator and re porter for the Philadelphia Public Ledger, |s touring the agricultural section nest ot the Mississippi River, in behalf of the Public Ledger and the Daily Times, and writing <* series ot articles upon conditions as he finds them. This is the fifteenth production based upon observations in Idaho. Others will follow at regular intervals). Special to Indiana Daily Times and Fhiladelpnia Public Ledger. By EDWARD G. LOWRY. BOISE, Idaho, April 14.—The story of Idaho and Its present plight is soon told. What has happened here lies on the rec ords, plain and clear, for all to read. The State has not had a prosperous year since 1919. The winter of 1919 20 was, in fact, two winters rolled into one. It was extraordinarily severe. Before the war, Idaho was principally a cattle and sheep State. There was not enough fond through that hard winter to feed the livestock on the ranges. Hay was brought in by express at $42.50 a ton. While the stock raisers were prosperous, they bad borrowed a great deal of money. They had been solicited to borrow all they wanted. Asa natural result they bor rowed more than ftiey needed, and a great deal more than they could repay, when the evil days eame. Idaho did not prosper even during the flush times of 1920. The high prices of agricultural commodities, in that period and before, started a great diversifica tion of crops in this State. Land that had been given over to cattle and sheep ranges was converted by irrigation proj ects into farm lands to grow potatoes, lettuce, sugar beets, grain and all sorts of farm products. The farmers are the worst sufferers now. They made first payments on their lands and water rights, and then, Just as they got “all set." came the (Continued on Tage Nine.) 5 MISSING IN EXPLOSION OF BIG OIL STILLS Twenty Injured in Blast at Standard Company’s Plant. WHITING, Ind., April 14.—Five men are missing and twenty Injured In three explosions in the plant of the Standard Oil Company here today. First esti mates plaeed the damage at more than $2,000,000. The explosion occurred In a battery of tube stills, used for the distillation of gasoline. The eausc has not been determined. Fire apparatus from Whit ing, Hammond, East Chicago, Indiana Harbor and other towns, together with ambulances, were rushed to the scene. Firemen are searching the debris for the missing. The explosion shook buildings in Whiting, and were heard in Hammond, East Chicago, Indiana Harbor and South Chicago. Great pillars of black smoke rose Im mediately after the blasts. Tho ex plosions occurred at 5:30 a. in. and with in a few minutes the streets were alive with employes responding to whistle sig nals. Company police barred all outsiders from the blast area. At 10 o'clock Chief of Police Ciay Col lins of Whiting said neither he nor any other public officials, so far as he knew, bail been communicated with by company officials. SOCIAL LEADER FATALLY HURT Mrs. Robert Grosvenor Is Thrown From Horse. NEWPORT, R. 1., April 14.—Mrs. Rob ert Grosvenor, a prominent young so ciety woman of New York and New port, Is believed to be dying In the New port Hospital today, of injuries received when she was thrown from her saddle horse yesterday. The animal ran away. Her spine wss fractured. The beautiful young woman clung to the frightened horse's neck while the animal raced madly three miles, with autoists and po licement trying vainly to stop Its flight. BANDITS GET $50,000 HAUL Escape After Daylight Hold- u P _ CLEVELAND, April 14.—Diamonds and other jewels valued at more than $50,000 were secured by three bandits.just be fore noon today in a daring daylight hold-up of the store of Max Kurjan, in the Hanna building, In Euclid avenue. Only one of the robbers was masked. After looting the store of gems, the bandits made a getaway In the crowd of downtown shoppers. Eyes of Year-Old Baby Are Restored ANDERSON, Ind., April 14.—A year old child, Glen Edward Lemond, whose parents reside on the Pendleton pike, near this city, is able to see, after a tem porary blindness, due to cataracts. The operation, which promises to be a com plete success, is said to be very rare in cases of infants. FIRST WARD DEMOCRATS. The First Ward Democratic meeting will be held at 7.30 o'clock Saturday night at Roosevelt and Commerce avenue. All Democratic candidates, precinct commit teemen and workers are invited. INDIANAPOLIS, FRIDAY, APRIL 14,1922. AMUNDSEN’S PLANE, BUILT FOR ARCTIC, WRECKED The “Elisabeth,” monoplane built especially for Arctic use by Capt. Roald Amundsen, discoverer of the South Pole, was wrecked when it crashed to the ground near Clarion, Pa., when Amundsen wag flying from New York to Cleve land on the first leg of a trauscontlnenal air journey. Amundsen and other occupants of the plane were unhurt. BELFAST SWEPT BY ANTICIPATED WAVE OF DEATH Two Protestants, Roman Catholic and Four Con stables Are Shot Down, BELFAST, April 14—The expected wave of Easter violence broke upon this city today. Two Protestants were shot to death while on their way home from a bakery. A Roman Catholic who accompanied them was shot down also. He was re moved to the hospital In a dying con dition. A IrtfUet had passedt hrough his abdomen. Four special constables were shot while patrolling the streets. Two ol them are In critical condition and it Is feared they will die. Reinforcements ol soldiers and pdilee are being put on duty In all parts of the city. It Is be lieved the violence will not reach its crest until Sunday. REPUBLICAN FORCES ARE STRENGTHENED DUBLIN, April 14. Following the failure of the Irish truce conference to reach an agreement, the mutinous fac tion of the Irish republican army be gan to reinforce its troops in Dublin today. It Is feared that 4ren If Enmonn De Valera does conclude a truce with the Irish provisional government, he will be unable to force It. The city looks forward to Easter Sunday with dread. The situation Is tense. YEGGMEN LOOT SEVEN SAFES NEW YORK JOB Robbers Beat Night Watch* man and Tie Him Up In side of Bag. NEW YORK, April 14— Seven office safes In the big Royal Insurance Build ing at William street and Malden Lane, were blown open and robbed early today In one of the biggest safe roohory raids attempted below the financial district “dead line” In many years. The loot Is expected to amount to many thou sand dollars. The bandits bent George Breckenridge, the night watehman, Into unconscious ness, bound his bands and tied him up in a mail sack. Early today Breeken rldgc regained consciousness and wiggled his way to a window. He smashed a pane of glass and thus attracted the attention of a passing patrolman. The looted safes were scattered over five different floors. Police said a pre liminary investigation convinced them that robberies were the work of a well organized band of cracksmen. There were said to bo from six to ten robbers In the gang. The Royal Insur ance Company Is expected to be the heav iest loser, as two of its safes were looted, as were two of the Royal Indemnity Com pany, a subsidiary concern. The other three safes were owned by Baton & Bailey, Insurance brokers, tho Queen’s Insurance Company and the C. 11. Stur tbam Insurance Agency. Breckenridge was taken to the police station for further questioning. ‘52,228 A YEAR’ FOR FAMILY OF 5 Grand President Fitzgerald Quotes Cost of Living. CHICAGO, April 14—“ It takes $2,228 per year to buy food for a family of five," E. il. Fitzgerald, president of the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship clerks, told the United States Railroad Labor Board today in opposing the rail roads’ demand for a reduction In wages. “The coming business revival,” he de clared, “is Indicated by the steady in crease in bank clearings. Rising whole sale prices of farm products will fol low.” 11 TO PRESS CLAIM FOR 9 MILLIONS WASHINGTON, April 11—The Gov ernment's war contract claim of more than $9,000,000 against the Lincoln Mo tor Company of Detroit will be pressed to a decision in the Federal Court at Detroit without delay, Attorney General Daugherty declared after a con ference with President Harding at the White House. John Dodge Must Face Court Again KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 11—John Duval Dodge, Detroit millionaire, must stand trial in the Circuit Court here Monday morning in answer to a charge of carrying and posscssiing liquor, de spite a legal technicality which has come up in the proceedings, it was stated to day, MORE FLOODS! WHITE RIVER RISING HIGH May Reach Sixteen Feet Without Seri ous Damage. WARNINGS SENT Lower Valley Already 7.2 Feet Above Flood Stage. Flood warnings were sent out by the Weather Bureau today with White River already above flood stage In many places. J. 11. Armington, meteorologist, said White River here will probably rise to fifteen or sixteen feet, hut that there Is not enough water In sight to cause serious damage here. Prom an Inch to two inches of rain fell In the upper White River valley last night, Armington said. He said the river at Noblesvllle and Anderson will probahiy go a foot above flood stage. At Elilston, In the Jower valley of the west fork of tho river, the Government report shows the stage at 2C.2 feet, al ready 7 2 feet af.ove flood stage and rap idly rising. The rise will continue on down the stream, he aaid. The forecast Is for showers and thun der storms. Reports reaching the State Highway Commission Indicate considerable dam age from high water In various parts of the State. A seventy-two-foot bridge on the State highway four miles north of Martinsville was washed out by Syca more Creek last night. Martinsville traffic Is detouring by way of ihe Bluff Road. The levy along tho Wabash River north of Vincennes was reported to have broken making a State road impassable. A bridge on the Conneraville and Mil ton road two miles south of Milton and another on the Danville to Rockville road east of Balnbridge, are out. MUXCIE HOMES ARE VACATED MUN’CIE, ImL, April 14.—Twenty five homes in Riverside, a fashionable su burb of Mnnoie, have been vacated be cause of rising waters and other fam ilies are preparing to move. White River, which last week reached the high est level since 1913, is reported a foot higher this morning and the water rising rapidly. Farms throughout Delaware County and eastern Indiana are inun dated and farmers declare damnke and delay to planting will amount to thou sands of dollars. Street car tracks in several parts of the city are under water and traffic has been greatly curtailed. ILLINOIS RIVER FLOODS RAILROAD CHICAGO, April 14.—Flood conditions throughout the Middle West showed little Improvement today, according lo reports reaching here from flooded areas. At Beardstown the' Illinois River has washed out restraining (fykes and stretches from “bluff to bluff," eighteen miles wide. Rail service has been sus pended on the St. Louis division of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy and serv ice on the Baltimore & Ohio to Spring field was discontinued today. Only about ten blocks of the city of Beardstown are above water. Practically all business is being transacted by boats. The high water at Beardstown reached back five miles on the Cass County side and there is little dry ground between Bath and Meredosia on the east side of the river. The Sangamon is out of bounds as far east as Sprinfiobl and the Fulton County lowlands are under water for ten miles back from the river. At Carrollton, 111. fifty farmers, ten ants of the Fairbanks’ valley ranch, have been driven from their homes and have lost everything. The Illinois River here is two and one-half miles out of its channel and the Fairbanks valley section is under nine feet of water. Between Lewiston find West Havana, 111., near Galesburg, the Burlington rail way tracks have been inundated and train service abandoned. WABASH DRAGGED FOR MAN’S BODY PERU, Jnd., April 14.—Police dragged the swolleh Wabash River here today for the body of a man who drove a stolen au tomobile through the Keller avenue bridge into the turbulent waters, fifteen feet below. The man was still in the seat when the car struck the surface of the water. His body was not seen again. The automobile was recovered and was identified as one which had been stolen from Herman Kneuneck of Indianapolis. TRACTION CARS BEHIND SCHEDULE All interurban cars were running late as a result of high water. Reports reach the traction terminal station to the effect that tracks were Impassable near Rushvllle and at Chesterfield be tween Anderson and Muncie. FIVE DROWN AS SCHOONER GOES DOWN IN GALE Wife and Four Children of Captain Perish in Potomac River. WASHINGTON, April 11.—The schooner S. C. Kendle, the property of Johnson it Forsapp, Washington, went down In a gale one mile below Alexandria at 5:30 this morning with the loss of five lives. The dead were the wife and four chil dren of Capt. William Lawrence, 55, of New Alexandria, Va. Lawrence and Car roll, bis 19-year-old son, were rescued. Reports of the incident were received by Washington police. The report stated that the schooner was anchored when the gale developed and its fury was so great the vessel capsized. Captain Lawrence and Carroll were on deck at the time, and to this they owe rhelr lives. Mrs. Lawrence. 45. and the children, Lillian, 10: Arch, 14; Aivin, 10, and Mairl, 7, were asleep In the cabin. They were unable to escape. Tho steamer Northland, plying be tween Washington and Norfolk, passed the schooner and answered tho cries of the two Lawrences, who were clinging to the overturned vessel. The two were removed with great difficulty. EXTRA! LONE BANDIT FAILS AND IS TAKEN Attempt to Rob Mail Truck Foiled When Inspectors Are on Job. GRANITE CITY, 111., April 14.—A daring attempt ty a lone bandit to rob a t'nitod- States mail truck of $53,000 in ! currency was foiled shortly before noon j today by the watchfulness of postoffice Inspectors stationed along the route j which the truck followed. Following a pistol duel In which a ' score of shots whistled through the streets of tlie business section of the j town, Paddy Conway of St. Louis, for- ; mer convict, was arrested charged with the attempted hold-up. Oh, Boy! Have You Seen the Times Radio Outfit? It’s All There A Complete Radiophone of Latest Type, With a Regular Head Set . Everybody is Interested in radio. The Daily Times learned this, when It estab lished a daily Radio Department some time ago, and further evidence Is given by tlie many applications received for the complete Radiophone now offered by this newspaper to the radio enthusiasts of Indianapolis and vicinity. In Indianapolis more than three hun dred men uud boys have applied for the Daily Times Radiophone, and nearly as many within a forty-five-mile radfus of the city—although the Radiophone was only announced two days ago. NOT A PLAYTHING BUT A REAL OUTFIT. The Daily Times Radiophone is not a toy. It is n super-sensitive radio re ceiving set. including Tuner Cabinet and Head Set, with Receiving Phones. The actual slzp of the Tuner Cabinet is 7% x 6% x 4}; Inches. The entire set is of the highest quality materials. It is the finest, most sensitive and compact radiophone of its type. The crystal adjustment is sensitive and permanent. No battejjes are needed and there is no maintenance cost. It is rated as a 50- mile instrument, but music and voice from more than double this distance have been brought in clearly, and under good atmospheric conditions the instru ment has picked up radio programs from stations more than two hundred miles away. Also, the outfit can be used with other units to bu.ld a loud speak ing set. The head set consists of two receiving phones, 2,000 ohm resistance, Navy type. EXPERT TESTS SET ' IN AUTOMOBILE. The Daily Times Radiophone was given a novel test by Harrison Durant, mana ger of the Radio Division of the Hatfield Electric Company, Indianapolis. Mr. Durant took the set in an automobile and drove to several different distant points in the city. He reported that be had no difficulty In picking up market reports and music being broadcasted by WOH (the Hatfield station) and that the Dally Times Radiophone is all that is claimed for it. Already several boys in Indianapolis HERE’S VILLA SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 14— It Is reported in Torreon, Uoahuila, that Frandsco Villa will be a can didate for Governor of Durango for the coming year, according to word received here today. END NEAR? GENOA, April 14.—The Inter national economic conference may adjourn next week. It was learned this afternoon. The answer of George Tchitoherin, head of the Russian delegation, to the proposals of the allied experts for the reconstruction of Russia, has been postponed nntil next Tuesday. LIGHTNING BOLT FIRES BIG BARN NORTH OF CITY Loss of $5,000 Is Caused When Livestock and Hay Burns. Lightning struck a barn cn a farm owned by Andrew M. Huff of Lawrence today, firing the barn and causing a loss of more than $5,000. Floyd Huff, son of Andrew Huff, lived on the farm at Forty- Eighth street and Shady Lane road. One cow, a calf, a colt and four hogs were burned to death, but Floyd Huff saved four horses. A large quantity of farm machinery was destroyed. The big frame barn with the mow al most two-thirds full of hay furnished ready fuel for the flames. Whistles and bugle calls at Ft. Benja min Harrison sounded fire call and routed out hundreds of soldiers who at first thought the fire was In the west side frame cantonment buildings of the army post. Neighbors formed bucket brigades at the Huffman farm and a call was sent to the Indianapolis fire department. Lieut. Frank Craig and No. 2 chemical squad was to the scene. The efforts of he Indianapolis firemen prevented the fire from spreading to other buildings. The damage was partially covered by insur ance. POLICE HEAR MANY REPORTS OF ROBBERIES Prowler Sets Fire to Clothing While Ransacking Bureau Drawer. An increase In the number of petty robberies was noted today by police. Many calls were received to Investigate minor thefts and attempted robberies. Thieves for three consecutive mornings have broken open the bread box of the grocery of E. T. Meloof, 1102 East Georgia street, Meloof told the police. This time they helped themselves to thirteen dozen doughnuts, five dozen buns and six loaves of bread. A thief who entered the home of Mrs. Blanche Nory, 2556 North Illinois street, through the cellar door while Mrs. Nory was away, ransacked the house and set fire to clothing In a bureau drawer. I.lttle of value was taken, Mrs. Nory said. Chester Nauert, who runs a garage at 634 East Minnesota street, reported to the police a drum of motor oil had been stolen from his place of business. The drum and contents was valued at sls. Elose Jennings, who lives at the East ern Hotel, said burglars who entered her room took S3O In cash and some valu able jewelry. Mrs. Anna Kelly, 2146 Barth avenue, told the police someone brushed her in a crowd at Meridian and Washington streets and shortly afterward she diseov jHred her purse, containing $4, uxas miss ing. I, F. Heinterich, 1546 North Illinois street, reported an unsuccessful attempt had been made to jimmy the door of his shoe store. Mrs. 11. R. Dent, 147 East Seventeenth street, reported her purse, containing $5 and a wrist watch, was taken while she was shopping in a downtown store. have tested the Daily Times set and to say that they are pleased with It is putting It mildly. They have received the programs of the Indianapolis broad casting stations and have had great fun listening In on the air lines. That the youngsters are well informed on radio and that they would not be satisfied with anything except the best of its type is shown by their eager in spection of The Daily Times Radio phone. It is interesting to note the knowledge of radio equipment displayed by the boys who come to The Times office to examine this up-to-date set. One of the first questions they ask Is whether the set Is equipped with re ceiving phones, for they know that the phones are one of the expensive units and that a set Is not complete without receiving phones. Then they want to know what kind of phones are used and they are pleased to find that The Times phones are not cheap, b'ut are standard 2,000 ohm resistance. Navy type. They also are pleased to find that the wave length range of The Times super-sensi tive receive set is 750 meters. Every boy, and in numerous cases his father, seems to want to be the first In his neighborhood to have The Dally Times Radiophone. Under the special offer of the Dally Times, any one can secure this set with very little effort, and without cost. Full details are given at the Times office, where the complete Radiophone is on ex hibition. Tire Blows Out; Machines Collide When a tire on the automobile of J. N. Wheatley. Wannamaker, Ind., blew out on Meridian street near Twenty-Fifth, the car swerved and hit that of Bennett Phelan, 4235 Central avenue. Wheatley was driving south and Phelan north, causing a near head-on collision. Both cars were damaged, but the drivers es caped Injury. Burglars Force Way Into Home Burglars forced the side window of the home of D. Silverburg, 2427 North Illinois street, early today. A pocket book containing $19.67 was reported stolen. HOME EDITION TWO CENTS PER COPY MAN ADMITS HOLDING UP GAS STATION One Bandit Confesses Crime Committed in 1921. LOOT WAS $660 Says Another Man Was Working With Him. James Ervin, 33. 514 East St. Clair street, today confessed he was one of the men who held up a Standard OH Company filling station at Bellefontaine street and Massachusetts avenue, on Oct. 12, 1921, and escaped with $660. Ervin implicated Willard Whitehall, 1334 North LaSalle street, who, he said, worked with him in the robbery. White hall, who Is a railroad engineer, has been arrested. Erwin and Whitehall have been Identi fied by the four men who were In the filling station at the time of the hold-up. They are Walter R. Doemler, 2207 North New Jersey street. Oscar Stuart, 2205 Shelby street; F.* R. Evans, 1022 Laurel street, and Henry Smith, 1868 Barton ave nue. The automobile used in the robbery was the property of Whitehall, according to statements made to the police. It is in the possession of the authorities and has been identified. According to Erwin, he and Whitehall drove toward Beech Grove, but before they arrived stopped and divided the money, Erwin receiving S2OO and White hall S4OO. Both men are charged with robbery and grand larceny and the bond of each has been fixed at $5,000. The two men appeared at the filling sta tion and forced four employes into the basement of the place. They were held there by one of the armed men while the other gathered up the money. They made their escape in an automobile. Erwin told the police he and Whitehall first met when they woiked together for a railroad company In Terre Haute. He said he was a switchman and lost his job as a result of the outlaw strike. He said he and Whitehall planned a number of robberies together. White hall afterward returned to his job as an engineer. LEAGUE LOSES PATIENCE IN CASE OF CARL Mayor Shank’s Brother May Be Ditched by City Machine. A statement that the city administra tion faction of the Republican party has "lost all patience” with Carlin H. Shank, brother of Mayor Shank, and that a con ference was held with Arthur Haverstisk, one of Carlin H. Shank's opponents for the Republican nomination for county commissioner, was issued from headquar ters of the Marion County Republican League today. The league was orgauized by the city hail forces to fight for con trol of the county organization, and will come out soon for Mr. Haverstick, said to be the man whom Carlin H. Shank fears most. The league is backing Robert F. Mil ler against Harry D. Tutewiler, who is running for renomination for the other commissionership. The city hall forces say Carlin H. Shank and Tutewiler are “playing with the Lemcke-Jewett crowd.” PRES. HARDING FAVORS 86,000 Executive on Record in Sup port of Larger Navy. WASHINGTON, April 14—President Harding today came out flatly In favor of a Navy of Sfi.OOO men and against the slash to 67,000, as provided by the House Appropriations Committee in the naval appropriation bill. The President's position was set forth in a letter to Rep resentative Longworth, Ohio. Service Body Costs State SBO,OOO Yearly Operation of the public service com mission has cost the State of Indiana an average of $54.252.29 a year in the la.'t six fiscal years. This statement was made today by John McCardle. chairman of the commission, in discussing recent charges that the commission uses up $150,000 of the taxpayers’ money every year. 7 Mexican Reels Killed in Battle MEXICO CITY, April 14—Seven Mexican rebels. Including Crlserin Con treras, a former lieutenant in the federal army, were killed in a fight be tween federal cavalry and a group of Insurrectos near El Suschil, state of Vera Cruz, according to an official re port received heie today. ACCEPTS CALL TO OHIO. FRANKFORT. Ind., April 14—A call from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at Canton, Ohio, has been accepted by the Rev. C. L. Warstler, for five years pas tor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church here. He will leave May 1 for his new field. “SAY IT WITH A TIMES WANT AD” LOST SOMETHING? Why worry and fret and fuss? A brief ad in the Lost and Found column of the Daily Times will tell your misfortune in prac tically 30,000 homes in Indi anapolis. JlAin 3500. Classified Adv. Dept. 1 NO. 259.