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The Time3 Sport Pages are breezy and up to the Riinute. VOL. XXXV. DEATH MARS ' ANNIVERSARY OF WEDDING Dickey Loses Control of Car in Fatal Wreck. THREE ARE HURT Wife Suffers From Severe Shock and Minor Injuries. Tbs celebration of the tenth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Dickey, ended tragically, ar.d today Mr. Dickey was dead. Mrs. Dickey was in the Methodist Hospital suffering severe injuries, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Davis also were ia the hospital with in- Juries of probable seriousness. The four were driving from Bloom ington toward Indianapolis, when, near Martinsville, Mrs. Dickey, who was driv ing. lost control of the car on ttcount of running Into some loose sand. The automobile skidded off the road, overturned twice and Mr. Dickey was killed instantly. Mr. Davis sustained a broken leg and I was cut about the head. Mrs. Davis, at the hospital, was said to be suffering a heart attack, in addi tion to severe bruises. Mrs. Dickey’s hurts were not believed to be serious, although she was suffering from shock. Mr. Dickey was TO years old. He lived at 3867 Ruckle street. He was State man Eger for the Sinsrer Sewing Machine Com pany. Mr. and Mrs. Davis reside at 306 Fairfield avenue. Miss Neva Dickey, who lives at the Jpink-Arms Hotel, is a daughter of the J I<*keys. Another daughter lives in Chi cago. The family lived la Indianapolis |or the last thirty years. THINK GANG OF BLACKMAILERS IS BROKEN UP Police Plant Fake Package of Money and Catch Claimant. CHICAGO, May 25.—Police today be lieved through the arrest of Eugene Bryant they had broken up a b'.a k mailing ring wbieh preyed on wealthy women throughout the country. Bryant was taken into custody when he received a “dummy” package sup posed to contain $750 left with a res taurant cashier by Mrs. A. H. Shotweli, as demanded in a “poison pen" letter. Tha letter declared that facts In the writer's which would result In a divorce Os the Shotwelis would be suppressed If th* money was paid. Authorities said Bryant confessed know ing of the letter, but claimed an accom plice who signed his name “Fontaine was the actual writer. “You are dealing with a coast-to coast blackmail gang which has been operating for twenty years," the letter to M'S. Shotwell 9ald. “M e know how to deal with peop’tj of your type.” Many of Chicago s wealthiest matrons received similar letters within the last year. Although police were notified and made every effort to catch the writer, no trace of the blackmailers was discov ered until the arrest of Bryant. SEARCH QUARRY FOR JOS. SNYDER Police and Firemen Trying to Locate Body of Laborer. MUN'CIE, Ind., May 25—Police and firemen spent several hours today drag ging the waters of a stone quarry here in search for Joseph Snyder, 43, of In dianapolis. who disappeared last Satur day after telling friends he was going to "the quarry to wash some clothes. The man caine here recently to work on a sewer. The fact that he had failed to call I t his pay check Saturday led to suspicion he had met with an acci dent. G. O. P. Division Gives Minority ‘Bonus’ Rule WASHINGTON. May 25.—Division in Republican senatorial ranks has given the Democrats the decisive voice in the framing of the soldier “bonus’ bill. Unless the Republicans can unite on the McCnniber plan of deferred “bonus” payments, with loan provisions, or the Smoot paid-up insurance plan, without ativ loan or cash provisions, or on some compromise between the two, *hp Ih-mo , rat s will be able to force adoption of either of the plans they favor. Indications today were that most of the Demo-rats would support the Me- Cumher idea in preference to Smoot’s. State Board Plans for Voters* Count A State-wide registration of voters, complied by counties, will be made be tween Sept. 3 and Oct. 3. it has been an nounced by the State board of election commissioners. The results will consti tute a permanent record of voters. camera i* rivnitit. A camera valued at $:: was stolen from an automobile parked n.-ar the Federal building. The camera was the property of Theodore K. Bidiingimelr. living at the Y. M. C. A. PICKPOCKET GETS V. A pickpocket took $5 in cash from the pocket of Milhurn Sehilsa. 3011 Boulevard Blare, as he was visiting Riverside park last night. WEATHER I'orpi-f!ct f,-.r Indianapolis anil v!< inity for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. in.. Friday, May I'd: T'nsettled weather to light and Friday, probably showers: not much change in temperature. HoFRLY TEMi’ERATI'RE 6 a. in *'.i 7 a. m O K a. m 71 9 a. m . 71 10 a. m 7. 11 a. m 70 12 (noon i 70 1 p. m 71 2 p. 76 She Is Hopeful jr \ ;V \,:r Miss Helen Grimes, Knox ville, Pa., hopes to be the first woman in the Legislature of Pennsylvania, anti-suffrage bul wark. She's received the G. O. P. nomination in a strong Re publican district UNION TRUST OFFERS HIGH BID ON BONDS Premium Said to Be Largest Paid Since World War. What was said to be the highest pre miums on any bond issues since the World War was paid by the Union Trust Company today on three tax-exempt bond issues aggregating $435,000 sold to the highest bidder by the Marion County board of commissioners. The bonds sold f>.r $457,931.33, which makes the yield of the bonds a fraction less than 4.3 per cent. The premium of the $250,000 tra'k ele vation bonds, which were Issued for tb“ payment of the county's part of over head track construction work, was $14,- 657. The $150,006 issue, for the purpose of constructing additional buildings at Julietta, brought a premium of $7,051 and the $35.00(> issue, for the purpose of bridge -onst.-notion work, brought a pre mium of $1,197. All of the bonds, which are in denomi nations of SSOO and SI,OOO, were dated May 13, 1922, and are made payable ser ially, the track elevation issue of $23,- 000 being payable in twenty years, the Julietta improvement issue of $150,000 in fifteen years and the $35,000 bridge con Struct lon issue . ten years. All thro.. Issues bear a •> id of 3 per cent on their face. Newton Todd and Gavin 1.. Bayne made bids for the bridge construction issue. According to figures uade public today by Leo K. Fesler, county auditor, the total bonded Indebtedness of the county including the issues of today, is $6,123,000. MAIL PILOT TO INSPECTFIELD Arrives From Chicago to Look Over Landing Facilities. United States Air Mail Pilot \V A. Yacltey. who will guide the squadron of five mail ships to Indianapolis Aviation day, M"iid:.v, arrived by nir from Ulii cago today. Pilot Ya< key was sent here by U. I’. Eggt . general superintendent of the air mail service to inspect the ob-al landing field. Will report back that it Is ideal for accommodation of mail planes. Yarkv-v Hew over this morning in 11 In- Ifaviland M, equipped with one Liberty motor, which is tiie type us--d in the nir mail service and of which the squadron will be compos.d. Hi lift the Maywood flying 10-id mar Chicago at 9:05 this mcri -eg ami was driven off the straight course by rains and heavy fogs. The usual flying time between' the two citb-s is one hour, twenty minutes, which is the schedule adopted for the Monday flight. The mail 11-et will leave Chicago Monday at 10 o'clock and lie due at 11:2o at the Aero Club field. Wilmeth Hands Out Another Big Fine Joe Grayson, negro, 59. 251$ Baltimore avenue, who was arrested recently at the corner of Delaware and East Washing ton streets with a basket containing two full quarts and one pint of white mule was fined S4OO and costs and sentenced to the Indiana State Farm for thirty days, bv Judge Delbert O. Wilmeth in city court today. STATE WOULD SHOW ACCUSED WOMAN WAS ‘FEMALE BLUEBEARD’ ItV ItALTEB I. lIU'KMAV SHELBYVILLE, May 25.—Evidence at tempting to establish Mrs. Clara Carl, who is on trial here on the charge of the murder of her second husband, as a "female Bluebeard,’’ started here today when the State began the introduction of testimony tending to prove the contention of the State that a large amount of arsenic was found in the vital organs of Alonzo Car!, tlie late aged father of the man sh<* Is accusKod of murdering by admin islering arsenic. In offering to introduce testimony to show that symptoms exhibited prior to Co- deaths of Robert Gibson. her lirst husband, and Alonzo Carl, father in-law of tin- defendant, and father of Frank Carl. Were identical with those defined by physicians and others in Frank Carl just prior to his death, Prosecutor Waldo C. Ging of Hancock County declared in open court that the State could show that examination of the vital organs of both the father of OMI and the first JitMaua dHailu Simps WHY NOT BE IN COURT TO PUSH CASES? * Judge Wilmeth Wants to Know Where Cops Go. SOME CASES LOST Reason Is Absence of Police When Trial Is Called. Judge Delbert O. Wllmetb has sent a letter to Herman F. Rlkhoff, chief or po lice. and another copy of the same letter | to the board of public safety, cumplalu j lug there was a lack of promptness of i officers in appearing In city court when i cases were culled. ! Judge Wllmeth’s letter follows: “It has been noticed that there is a lack of promptness of officers in appearing in court, when cases are called in which they are the arresting officers or prosecuting witnesses. | “The case of Robert Nobles, set for the afternoon of May 23 was called j on said afternoon without the arresting officers being present. The c Ticers in i this case were Kinder ami 1 ranch. I might add in this case the affidavit against Mr. Noble remained unsigned as late ns 5:40 p. iu., the day of the hear ing. "The enso of John Sinyrnis was called at 9:12 a. m , on May 24 with no officers • present. The names of Officers Klalbtr and Reynolds appear on the affidavit. "The cases of Lovie Thomas and Alice Jackson were called at 3:15 a. to , on May 21, with no officer* present. The | names of Sergeant Hudson und Officers Hillman, Swank and Miller appear on i the affidavit. i "The ease of Ilershel Andrew? was j called at 9:20 a. m. on May 24 with no j officers present The name of Officer Kegerls appears on ihu affidavit. Very ■ truly jours, “DELBERT O. WILMETH. “City Judge. | “I*. S The case of Herman Arndt was ■ ailed at 2:25 p. in . May 23. The affl , davit was unsigned at. that 11010 and no 1 officers in the case were present. The lease v.as therefore dismissed for lack of 1 prosecution. The names of Officers ' Hansford, Basils n, Gooch and Bern.tuer appear on the affidavit." i Chief of Police Rikhoff today stated j he had received the letter of Judge Wii ; meth and was Investigating He added | that in some cases brought to hi* notice the arresting officers were in another court at the hour the esses were called in city court. POLICE HOLD 18-YEAR-OLD BOY SPEEDER ! James Carringer, in His Car, Strikes George IL Berry. Following an automobile accident at Capitol avenue and Thirtieth street to ■ day, Janie* Garringer, is, living three miles north of Finekvtlle. was arrestee’. Garringer is charged with speeding. ■ operating a motor vehicle without a r-r tltb’ate of title and assault and battery. George II Berry, 45. of 29 South Addi sop street, was Injured and was taken j home In nn ambulance. Garringer'* touring car. east bound on Thirtieth street, era shed Into t lie fide of j Berry’s smaller ear. which was going [north on Capitol avenue. Both ears stopped on the sidewalk on the north 1 side of Thirtieth *1 re.t and some rib, tnriee east of Capitol avenue. Both automobiles were badly damaged. Berry, who was driving his own ear. was hurled from the automobile to the pavement. Virgil ,T. Mount, 2)8 Belle Vleii Biaee, wiio was riding with Berry, was uninjured. Berry was rut and bruised and his back was severely sprained Garringer w..s not hurt. Witnesses told the police Garrlngei was driving from forty to forty five miles an hour. Garringer estimated his speed at twenty five miles an hour, lie said the automobile was the properly of his mother. Mrs. Leona Garringer, who lives at Snacks, a small town three miles north of Flaekville on the Lafayette pike DISTINCTION NEWCASTLE. Ind., May 25. Thomas ,T. Gray. Civil War veteran, 7f> years old, probably holds the re or das flag-beurer at funerals. Cor ; poral Gray D the official color bearer I for George W. Leonard Post, Grand Army of the Republic, a position tie ! lias held for a score or more of years. ■ .lust before leaving with his coin ’ rades for the enenmpniept at Con ; nersville, Mr. Gray stated that he | had carried tiie flag in the procession at 3-to funerals of Civil War veterans, j i husband of Mrs. Carl contained even larger quantities of arsenic than found in the organs of Frank Carl. Mr. Ed K. Adams, one of Mrs. Carl's attorneys, fought vigorously the offer of the State to introduce evidence concern ing the deaths of the two other men. Mr. Adaniß declared If the State should fall it would result in "hardships” upon the defendant. "The State will show if permitted.” Prosecutor (ling Informed the court, “that Alonzo Carl, father of Frank Pari, was about S4 years of age at the time of his death in May. 1921, at tho Carl h< me. The evidence will show that in the latter part of April, when the old gentleman came to live with the Curls, he was in good health and that in a short time he became ill and died with symptoms identical with those de scribed by witnesses concerning the death of Frank Carl.” He stated that the old gentleman in tended to deed cetrain property of Ills (Continued on Page Eleven.) INDIANAPOLIS, THURSDAY, MAY 25,1922. HAVOC OF WAR HELPS EXPAND STINNESFIELD New German Ruler Started With Coal and Iron. lIE LEARNS EARLY Nations of World Had to Depend Upon Fuel Supply. BY MILTON BKONNER. BERLIN, May 25.—Whou the German empire was formed, the Hohenzollerns could put into the common pot the King dom of I’russia over which they ruled. To this were added the kingdoms of Ba varia and Wurtemburg, the Duchy of ■-MtS*'..;.I—Baden 1 —Baden and dozens of Tra little principalities all ruled over by kings, ■piT : : ? flukes and princes. Hjp ’ Then th * Hobenzollcrn Hugo SLlnnes, Ger- IfflL . M I many’s undisputed Utiilku I business emperor, before the war the kingdom of fSffiyA * > f?||hns since added various and priticipali- Uronuer. b it himself Is ruler. He grasped early .n his business career what the nations only fully b-arned after the great war started - all modern life, all its necessities, a!! its conveniences, all l'a comforts are a pyramid of which the base is coal. Pinos iron on top of the coal and you at once have almost all the needful. So Stlnnes began with coal. IT* se cured control of many of the best coa! mines in the rich Ruhr Like his grand father he continued the building of tugs and barge* to convey his own coal up and down the rivers to his own coal yard t. He became the ruling power In the Rhenish Wes: phalian Goal Syndicate w ill h in its great brick palace at Essen r>-gi.:*tes the production, price and mar ie - of practically rll the coal dug in the Rhineland and Westphalia. And It Is done openly. The coal barons don’t have to dodge the law to accomplish their pur pose. Having fortified himself In the coal business, Btitines long before the war vus in h position for his next. strategic move which was a Mg Invasion of the i ( out In md on I’age Four.) MANY ESCAPE JAIL SENTENCE IN TIGER CASES Second Offenders in ‘Tiger* Cases Let Down With Fines in City Court. With the filing of a report to Chief of Police Hernia n Rick off, by ono of the sergeants of a moral* squad, setting out arrests and conviction* in blind tiger cases, It became known today persons convicted a second time of operating a I lind tiger have escaped iu city court without jail sentences. Yesterday one man was fined $250 and costs and sent ••need to servo sixty days on the Indiana State Farm, when he was convicted a second Mine on the charge of operating a blind tiger, but both (lie line and penal sentence were suspended. This was ono of three second conviction • isos referred to by Sergeant Hudson In his report. Judge pro tern. Russell Wil son suspended the Judgement. 1 n nn effort to enforce t tie prohibition - laws Sergeant Hudson's squad has mitdo a splendid r-s-ord during the last month. Tills squad tin? rnndo seventy three ar r.-sis on tin- charge of operating a blind tiger. Os tliis number thirty three have been convicted. There art* thirty-two ■ ■uses still ponding in city court. Eight were discharged. In five cases judgment was suspended. In only two cases did the blind Mger keepers receive n Jail sentence. Three cases 111 which a second or third conviction was charged the de fendant did not receive a Jail sentence but escaped with a fine. A search of the city clerk's records show tlie three cases in which a second conviction was alleged and the defendant was not sent to Jail. They are Charles Eckert, 1105 Fremont street; Frank Mar tin, 742 North Tilley avenue; Ed Thomas, 3.3, negro, 1540 Iteianer street. World Flier Is Detained in Paris BARIS, May 23- Major W. T. Blake, who Is engaged on n round tha world airplane (light from England, delayed his departure from Paris today to make further readjustments of his machine. He said ho hoped to hop off for Turin late In the afternoon or Friday morning at the latest. Mackey to Replace Candidate Who Died Harry S. Mackey, local physician, has been selected by the Democratic county committee to succeed William O. Beck, nominee for coroner, who died following tiie primary elction, it was anounod to day by Russll J. Ryan, county chairman. Politicians to Lunch With Exchange Club Mayor and Mrs. Shank, Senator James E. Watson and Albert J. Beveridge will be gnesta of the Exchange Club at its regular weekly luncheon In the Riley room of the Claypool hotel Friday noon. The arrangements are in charge of Z. W. Leach. BAM! NEW YORK, May 25.—The first ses sion of the people's tribunal of the Arbitration Society of America opened with a fight when principals refused to pose for cameras. Postal Clerk Game When bandits boarded a Rock Island train near Tucson, Ariz., Harry Stewart, express messen ger, opened fire, killed one, wounded another and forced the rest to flee. Tinted Mu l e Liquor Taken in Cop Raid One gallon jug of tinted mule and a half pint bottle of apparently the same fluid wero obtained by a police squad headed by Lieutenant ltominger and Ser geant Hudson today, when they raided the Parkview Hotel, 227 North West street. Walter Sails, 32, wss arrested a? the proprietor of the jug a 11 1 John Roberts, 54, as the possessor of the bo” . Luch wii; answer a -.-barge of operating a blind tiger. BOOTLEGGER IS GIVEN THIRTY DAYSONFARM First Offenso Gains No Leniency in Case of William Lawler. Judge Wilmoth in city court today put a crimp in the bootlegging n-tlvitles of William Lawler, whose place at 123.'. K j Oliver avenue, was raided on May 2u. It was Lawler's first, conviction, but Judge Wllmetb showed no leniency lit the case. He assessed Lawler fb'ff and costs and added a penal farm sentence of thirty days. In some previous c**c* of fir?* and second conviction on blind tiger charges Judge Wilmeth has not been u i.llig im prisonment to the llro-s. but today he surprised Lawbr by adding days to a stiff fine. MASTERS FAILS IN ATTEMPT TO RESTRICT COUNT Judffe Chamberlain Refuses Order Excluding Certain Precincts in Ten Wards. Efforts of J, Fred Musters, who 1s con testing the nomination of Sidney Miller for tiie Republican nomination for Judge of Superior Court, room 3. to exclude from the recount certain precincts In ten wards where he asserted the ballot boxes had been broken open, failed today, when Judge Harry O. Chamberlain In Circuit Court, overruled a motion filed by Mas ters. Wednesday. Masters alleged in his motion that the ballots had not been preserved properly after the primary election, and tha! in some Instances, tally sheets did not .ac company the ballots. Indianapolis Named for Grocers’ Session Word has been received In Indianapolis that tliis city has been chosen by the Indiana Retail Grocers Association as the convention city in 1923. Tho 1922 convention adjourned yesterday at Muu cie. Boys Run in, Run Out; .$1.75 Is Gone Mrs, Brady Frank. 70l North Davidson atroer, told police officers that live young boys, about 9 years old. had run into and out of her house. When she Investi gated, she found that $1.75 in cash was missing. Tho parents of the boys, when (old about the missing mom y. promised to give Mrs. Frank Hie amount supposed to hnvo Ireen taken by the boys. *We Have Too Darn Many Boards, ’ Says Mayor Shank "We have too darn many boards and commissions and consequently too many people on the State pay roll,” Mayor Shank declared In a speech at the opening of the second session of the Republican State convention in Tomlinson ball today. The public service commission, which Mayor Shank has fought for mouths came In for only mild censure. "In theory,” the mayor said, “the pub lic service commission is good, but In practice I sometimes think they forget whom they represent.” The mayor declared he favored the di rect primary which he said had ended the regime of the political bosses. He also declared for home rule for cities and for the maintenance of good State high ways. "STATE OF INDIANA IN SAFE HANDS. “The State of Indiana Is in safe hands,” the mayor said. "It is my opinion that all the State officers from the (rowemor down are doing their level best to give to In diana a good Government. I have but one wlverao criticism to moke of our State Government and that Is this: LYNCH GETS NOMINATION; ROBERTS OUT Before Roll Call Is Complete Henry Withdraws. ONLY ONE CONTEST Other Candidates Are Chosen Without Ballot. Batrick J- Lynch of Newcastle, clerk of the State Supreme Court, was re nominated for that office over Henry A. Roberts of Indianapolis, In the only con test of the day over nominations for State offices. When Rush County was reached on the roil call Lynch was leading by a two to one margin and it was apparent Lynch would win. Roberts arose and moved to make Lynch’s choice unanimous. The notice was carried with a rush and after short speeches by Lynch and Rob erts a motion to adjourn was made. The tired delegates began to leave the hall oven before the motion was put to a vote. A motion was made that the rules be suspended, and that the following per sons be nominated by acclamation: ED JACKSON, secretary of State. i WILLIAM G. OLIVER, auditor. j ORA J. DAVIES, treasurer. BENJAMIN J. BURRIS, superintend ent of public b-.struct’on. DAVID A. MYERS, Judge Supreme Court Second District . A. L. NH’HOLS. Judge A yellate Court Second District. W. C M'MAIION, Judge Appellate Court Second District. CHARLES F. it KM V, Judge Appellate Court Fir.it Di-M-Dt. ■SOLON A. ENLOE, Judge Appellate Court First District. The motion was made by Edgar Durrc, Evansville, chairman of the First dis trict. It was seconded by Ed Bowen, Di lphl, representing the Ninth district. The report <'f the committee on creden tials was read by Will'am Bosson. chair man. and was adopted. There were no contests. The convention also accepted the re port of the committee on rules as read by Elmer A. Hastings of Washington. .Albert J. Beveridge was declared to be the Republican candidate for United States Senator after his certificate ot nomination had been read to the dele gat- s Charles W. Jewett made a plea for har. mony. cooperation, and the maintenance of what he termed the militant spirit of Republicans." He condemned Democratic Inefficiency in the war, and praised tile Republican administrations, both Na tional and State. NEGRO, CHARGED WITH MURDER, REFUSED BOND Stabbed Man With Ice Pick in Course of Argu ment. William Bell, negro. sl9 Muskingum street, charged with the murder of Carl .Addis, form-rly of 42Ya West Ohio street, was refused bond by Judge Del bert o. Wi lin tb in city court today niter n verdict of homicide had been returned by Dr. Raul Robinson, coroner. Ralph Spann, attorney for Beil, insisted on 1 hearing, while the State insisted the coroner's verdict is mandatory on the court to bind Bell over to tho grand jury. Judge Wilmoth took tlie* case under ad visement until Saturday. Addis, while driving a car under the In fluence of liquor, argued with and was stabbed by Bell with an i- e pick. Rate Change Will Mean Bis: Saving A monthly saving 0/ $309,000 to In diana shippers was estimated to have boon made by the 11 per cent reduction in freight rates ordered yesterday by the interstate commerce commission, in a statement mado today by Rufus B. Coapstlek, traffic manager of the Indi ana Cham tier of Commerce. WHAT'S IN A NAME? Richard Coward, negro, was suited tiled to lie tried today in city court on the charge of the unlawful posses sion of firearms. fGr- also will bo given a hearing on a grand larceny charge. The negro was arrested when police found in liis home a quantity of linen marked "Claypool Hotel,” a revolver and a watch said to have been stolen from Julius Smlther man, sl4 Adelaide street. We, have too darn many Ixxirds and commissions, and consequently too many people on the State pay roll. I tell you. Indies and gentlemen, that the standing army of political office bidders, from Washington down to Center Township should be cut to a pence basis. Let the unneeded clerks. Investigators, useless heads, etc., be dropped from the pay roll. The people must bo protected against this ever Increasing army of useless office holders, clerks, specialists and po litical whatnots. Let us return to the days of simplicity and economy. Let ns run the Government for the people as we run our own private nfTairs—let us look after the overhead expenses of the governmental affairs. If we will do these things the people will entrust the offices to us—ls we do not do these things, why the people will turn us out of ofTice and they should. The one thing I want to impress upon the minds of you ny fellow Republicans is that the taxrldden people of the State of In diana, as well as every other State (.Continued on Page Two.) McCRAY WINS FIGHT OVER TAX BOARD Governor, After Republican Platform Makers Had Agreed to Restrict Powers of Review, Engages in Spirited Activity, Insuring Omission of Plank in Original Draft. FIERCE CONTEST BEHIND SCENES BY FELIX F. BRUNER. Following a dramatic fight between Governor McCray and tho committee on resolutions over the plank recommending that the power over bond Issues, be taken from the State tax board, tho platform was adopted at the Republican State con vention today without this p'ank, Gov esnor McCray was the victor. The plank, which would put all con trol over bond Issues in the hands of local authorities, was inserted In the party pronouncement without the knowl edge of the Governor. It was in exact Skirting the Sidelines at G. O.P. Meeting The woman delegates seemed to be the most Interested. For most of them, it was their first convention. Thera was a great variety of millinery which was not removed. • • Many of tha men shed their coats. ... The no-smoking order drove many dele gates to tho corridor, where smoking was permitted. ... "The Banks of the Wabash” was the fa vorite tune of the hand. The hot weather brought about strenu ous service from the ice water pitcher. Why does a photographer oiways “shoot” a convention from tho rear? Someone should have sold fans. Much of the crowd left after Watson talked and returned when Btivc idge started speaking. ... Only a ripple of applartse followed the menu nos the mine of WiIDH. Hays by Edmund M. Wasmuth. Following: ere home of the Impor tant features In tho Republican Mato platform: A declaration for the repeal of the public service commission act or its amendment "to make it responsive to the people's welfare." A declaration for the abolPlon of useless boards and commission, and for the reduction of expenditures. Indorsement of the Harding Ad ministration, Congress and th State administration. The Indorsement of the National Administration in cludes approval of Its foreign poli cies. * .... Approval of the proposed Dyer •ntl-ljrnrhlng bill now pending in Congress. ... A proposal that. women he given an active offloJal part In the organ ization of tha party. A declaration for additional edu cation laws, particularly as applying to mental defectives. Opposition to all legislation curb ing tiie activities of litbor. GIVE PROPERTY OWNERS CHOICE Board of Works Rejects Bids for Improvement of Fiftieth Street. Tn order to give property owners what they want, (lie hoard of public works has’ rejected all bid* on tho permanent improvement of Fiftieth street, between Pennsylvania street and Central avenue, and ordered that new Lids ho advertised for. The property owners petitioned for two-course concrete. It was discovered, after bids were received, the specifica tions did not include this material, so the resolution will bo corrected ami ro advertised. Charles A. Butters was awarded a con tract for repair of Hie outlet of the Kentucky avenue main sewer into White River for $1,950. Anew retaining wall must be built to prevent the river bank from caving In near the outlet. Thirty-Five Hurt as Train Hits Car BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 25.—Thirty fivo persons were Injured, eight seriously when a freight train crashed Into a street car today. VISITS TAYO FAMILIES. A thief entered two apartments at 430 North Meridian street. In the apartment of Claude Carmichael, Jewelry and cloth ing valued at SSO was taken and in an adjoining room clothing valued at $99 was stolen. Beveridge Does Not Discuss 4-Power Pact Albert J. Beveridge, Republican nominee for T'nired States Senator, does not care to discuss the four power pact, according to an inter view published today in the Detroit News. Mr. Beveridge was asked tits opinion of the treaty by a staff cor respondent of tlie Detroit paper here last night. "Why discuss that?” he Is quoted as saying. "It is already n part of the law of the land. One might just as well discuss the emancipation proc lamation. I don't care to say any thing about It at all.” Mr. Beveridge was also non-com mittal on his attitude toward New berry lata. - HOME EDITION TWO CENTS PER COPY opposition to the ideas concerning th tax board outlined by tho Governor in his speech before the convention Wcdnes, day. GOVERNOR APPEARS BEFORE COMMITTEE. The Governor found it necessary to ap pear before the resolutions committee in person and plead with the members to remove the piank. He was assisted by George Barnard, a former member of the public service commission, Lawrence Lyons, Republican .State chairman, Jesse K. Eschbach, chief examiner of the State hoard of accounts, M. Bert Thurman, collector of internal revenues, and other. The greatest fight and the most dra matic episode of the entire convention, was enacted without the knowledge of the delegates, and without the knowledge of most of tho party leaders. Not more than thirty persons knew It was going on. Governor McCray did not know the tax board plank was In the platform as adopted by the resolutions committee, at 4 o'clock this morning, until ho was told by the Daily Times at 9:30 o’clock. A few minutes later he was shown a copy of the plank by a newspaper man. COUNCIL OF WAR CALLED AT ONCE. A council of war was immediately '-ailed. The Governor summoned John Brown, chairman of the tax hoard; John McCardle, chairman of the public service commission; Mr. Eschbach and Mr. Barn ard to his office. Ihcs“ administration leaders quickly reviewed the plank concerning the tax law and the plank providing for the re peal or amendment of the public serv ice commission act. The Governor, while opposed to the public service commission plank, decided he would not fight it. Mr Eschbach, Mr. Brown and Mr. Barnard were dispatched to the con vention in the Governor’s automobile. They had instructions to round up mem bers of the resolutions committee and have them call the Governor as rapidly as they could be found. Jesse Green of Ft. Wayne was the first to call. He told the Governor that he was not for the' plank and that he was uncertain how it got into the plat form. It is understood he did not go into details, however. He added that lie voted for th public service commis sion plank under protest. BARNARD ARGUES WITH COMMITTEE. Meanwhile, members of the committee, Mr. Lyons, Mr. Barnard and others met In the custodian's room in a corner of the convention hath Through the glass door, Mr. Barnard could be seen arguing with members of the committee. During the course of the argument Edgar D. Bush, chairman of the com mittee, lit a pipe and sat on a table listening. When Mr. Barnard was through Air. Bush produced a copy of the platform from his pocket and read It aloud. At about this point Judge Arthur R. Robinson knocked on the door and called Mr. I,yens out. Mr. Lyons and Judge Ilob'ttson proceeded around tho corri dor to a dark little room under the stage. There they met Governor McCray, who was awaiting Mr. Lyons. I’he Governor and the State chairman talked a few moments and then Mr. Lyons returned to the room In which the committee was meeting. GOVERNOR ANNOCNOES I’IRI’OSE TO fight. The Governor talked for a moment to newspaper men, declaring he intended to fight the plan to a finish ofid that he intended to appear before the committee, “if they will let me in.” A moment later he went to the com mittee room and was admitted. He stood in a corner and pleaded with the com mittee At this point someone pulled down a shade shutting off a view of the room, from the outside. The door remained closed for two mlu 'ntos. Then it was opened nnd It was announced tlie disputed plank would not be included in the platform. The fight was over. Following the argument Mr. Bush of fered his apology to the Governor for not consulting his wishes concerning the platform. According to reports, Bush said, in sub stance : "Governor, I wish to apologize for not consulting you on this matler. It was 4 o'clock in the morning when it was takeu up and we were all tired. We simply neglected to call you.’’ The platform also declares for the abolition of useless boards and commis sion and for the reduction of the ex pense of those maintained. RADICAL DEPARTURES CAUSE OF SURPRISE. These radical departures from the policies of the Republican party in the past, came as a surprise to many of the convention delegates, who expected the usual cut and dried platform, “pointing with pride” to the accomplishments of the party. Leaders in the party have defended the public service commission and have vigorously opposed movements to bring about its abolition. The platform plank was submitted to tho resolutions com mittee in session last night, by Edgair D. Bush, former Lieutenant Governor, and active opponent of many of the things the Republican old guard has (Continued on Page Eleven.) “My position on large campaign ex penditures is well known,” he said, "t laid it down in my campaign speeches at Ft. Wayne and Sooth Bend. It is common knowledge how I ran my campaign.” The Detroit writer asked Mr. Bev eridge his position relative to a cor rupt practice act. 4jf "Didn't I introduce one in Con gress?" he retorted. "If you should be elected would you introduce another, now the old act has been declared unconstitu tional?” he was asked. "You don’t expect me to answer that question, do you?” he said. “Wait until I am elected.” NO. 12.