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UM VOL. XLV., NO. 277 Palladium, Est. 1831. Consolidated with Sun-Telegram. 107. RICHMOND, IND., THURSDAY EVENING, SEPT. 30, 1920. SINGLE COPY 3 CENTS THE RICHMOND yni rr BOYS OF 69TH REGIMENT TO RENEW TIES Veterans of Fighting Organi zation Formed in! Richmond in 1862 to Gather for Re union Saturday, SAW harFservice The annual reunion of the 69th reg iment Indiana Volunteers, will be held In the court house next Saturday, Oct. 2, and an interesting meeting is expected. Citizens of Richmond and Wayne county are invited to be pres ent. A chicken dinner will be served by the Woman's Relief Corps. All clt. izens are requested to decorate their homes. The 69th regiment was organized at Richmond, August 19, 1862. with Wil liam A. Bickel as colonel. On Aug 20 it left for Kentucky and on reach ing Lexington, moved in the direction of Richmond, Va, Near this place. Aug. 30. it participated in the battle with Kirby Smith's rebel forces, los ing 218 men and officers killed and wounded. Though the men fought bravely, the disciplined troops of the enemy over powered the regiment and captured it almost "enmasse." The captured msn were immediately paroled and sent to the parole camp at Indianapolis. Leaves for Tennessee. The regiment was reorganized at Indianapolis, and left that place Nor. 27, for Memphis, Tenn. It proceeded down the Mississippi river with Shel don's brigade of Morgan's division of Sherman's right wing of Grant's army, on the expedition of Vicksburg. In an assault upon the enemy's works at Chickasaw Bluffs, the C9th took part, suffering but little loss. After a repulse at that place, the regiment moved to Arkansas post, where it was engaged on Jan. 11, 1863, and af ter the capture of the post, it proceed ed to Young's post, and while station ed there 100 men died of disease. In the latter part of February it moved to Milliken's Bend and on the morning of March 30, it marched as the advnace regiment of Grant's army against Vicksburg. On reaching Round away Bayou, opposite Richmond, La, in the afternoon, a rebel force was found and dislodged. Crossing over to Richmond in boat?, the regiment assisted in building bridges for the passage of the main army. It was during this movement that 2,000 feet of bridges were constructed in three days. " Moves Down Valley. After the Vicksburg expedition in which many members of the regiment lost their lives, the company moved on down the Mississippi valley, fight ing most of the time. On March 20, 1865, It moved with Steele's expedition through Florida and Southern Alabama. After an as sault with Blakley, April 9, the regi ment was assigned to guard rebel prisoners, n May 3, it let for Mo bile en route for Texas. On July 5, 1865, the regiment was mustered out of service and on the 7th left for home, via New Orleans, having sixteen- officers and 284 men, out of the original 1,000 who left with it On arriving at Indianapolis, it was present at a public reception on July 18, at which Governor Morton gave the address. RELATIVES ENGAGE IN LEGAL FRAY FOR BOY Contest over the custody of four-year-old Robert Addington occupied the attention of Judge William A Bond In circuit court all Thursday af ternoon in the hearing of evidence In troduced in the habeas corpus pro ceedings instituted by Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Addington, of Ridgevilk, Ind., paternal grandparents of the child, against Mr. and Mrs. Georse Retter, residing near Economy, Ind . maternal great uncle and great aunt, who have the custody of little Rob ert. Carl Addington, father of the boy, was killed by his wife in Richmond, last January. After she had slain her susband, she shot herself and died about two days later. The tragedy was the result of domestic troubles. Allege Improper Care In their complaint Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Addington asked that their grandson be removed from the custody of Mr. and Mrs. Retter for the alleged reason that it was not within their pov.'rr to provide the proper care for the child and to properly educate and provide for him. Mr. and Mrs. Addington ask the court to give them the custody of their grandchild, al leging that they are people of sub stantial means and in a position to properly provide for the child and to educate him. A large crowd attended the trial. Most of the spectators are residents of northern Wayne county and of Ran dolph county. Mr. and Mrs. Adding ton and Mr. and Mrs. Retter are well known in the communities in which they reside. ELLIOTT ENDS TOUR WITH ADDRESS HERE A meeting of Republican workers will be held at the Pythian building at 8 p. m. Thursday evening. Every man and woman interested in the stic ks of the Republican party is In vited to attend the mooting. Addresses will he delivord hv Con rressman Rirhard X. EP'ott. District Chairman Walter V. Rosert, and others, who eppnt Thursday touring through Franklin and Fr-inn counties nd who arrived In Richmond late Thursday afternoon. Major M. M. Lacey J r Maj. M. M. Lacey, of Fountain City, is one of the distinguished members of the 69th Indiana Volunteers. He Is 85 years old. NO FROST WEDNESDAY NIGHT, REPORTS FROM WIDE AREA INDICATE By WILLIAM R. SANBORN. Natural anxiety on the part of farm ers whose corn is not all considered out of danger from frost and that of the garden owners and those having flowers needing protection, resulted in numerous inquiries: "Are we to have frost tonight?" and the reply was that all indications favored frost. But it seems that, after all, the tem perature moderated after midnight, over a wide area. Not a trace of frost was indicated at the Richmond pumping plant, which lies at about as low a spot as can be found in this vicinity. Wide Area Escapes. Elevators and farmers over quite a wide radius report that not a single fign of frost had been reported from Hagerstown, Boston, Kitchel, Greens fork, Economy, Lynn, Eldorado, New Madison, etc., nor as far north as Winchester. No frost was reported at any point in Preblo county. Goodrich Brothers at Winchester, stated that they called over five or six counties Thursday without getting a single report of frost. These call3 included elevators as far west as In dianapolis, and north to Decatur, and some southern points. First Frost in 1919. The local frost report for Richmond in 1919 shows that our first killing frost was on Nov. 2, when there was nothing left to kill. Our first fros', and a very light pne, as evidenced at the pumping station, came on the night of Sept. 26. There were no frosts on record that could do any damage, in October, of last year. EARLHAM MUSICIANS ORGANIZE ORCHESTRA Earlham orchestra was organized Wednesday night at a meeting held in Lindley Hall. Miss Wilma Hall, In structor in violin, will have charge of the musicians and was present at the meeting. Miriam Hadley, well known in Richmond as a violinist, will be the concert master of the collegians. Miss Hall plans to have the orchestra ready for an appearance before Christmas. They will practice every Wednesday evening. Those present at the first meeting last night were: Cornet, Fred Wiggins, Jessie Mercer, Ehvood Meredith, Rus sell Hadley and Paul Taylor; violin, Agnes Sellers, Ferris Lietzman, Mir iam Hadley, Mary Beard, Elizabeth Parker, Lillian McMinn and Violet Wood. Clarinet, Hurford Crossman; trombone, 'Clarence Lindley; flute, Eunice McGraw; piano. Mary Carman; drums, Maxine Lockridge. "Hardboiled" Officer's Prison Term Expires WASHINGTON, Sept. 30. Former Lieutenant Frank "Hardboiled" Smith who was convicted by court martial in France for brutal treatment of American soldier prisoners and sent enced to 18 months in prison was pa roled from Fort Jay, New York, March 29, and since that time his sentence was reduced for good behavior and has expired, it was stated today at the War department. Smith began serving his sentence in France on May 29, 1919. and was transferred to Fort Jay on July 21, 1919. It was stated at the War depart ment that because of his good behav ior in prison he was given a home parole, after serving approximately 10 months. He was required to re-j port to the military authorities monthly. Meantime his sentence was reduced to 14 months and thus ex pired last July 29. Service for Deaf Mutes To Be Given Next Tuesday A service for deaf mutes will be con ducted in the parish house of the St. Paul's Episcopal church, by the Rev. C. W. Charles, traveling missionary for this district, Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p. m. Every month or six weeks the Rev. Charles preaches a sermon at the St. Paul's Episcopal church, for the bene fit of mutes living in Richmond and the near community. An interesting program is to be given Tuesday night, and members and friends of the parish are invited to attend. $48,753 PRESSURE IS FELT BY EARLHAM BAROMETER THURSDAY "The two big days of the Earlham Endowment campaign are before us end we are going to surprise every one when the returns of these next two days are announced," said Joseph H. Mills, head of the campaign com mittee at the luncheon in the Grace M. E. Church Thursday noon. Pledges amounting to $48,753 have been turned in to President David M. Edwards, treasurer of the committee. Team results reported Thursday noon showed the "Babe Ruth" division leading for the day with $2,775: the "Wildcats." $2,251; "Go Get 'Em," $1,599, and "Beavers," $975. The total for the day was $7,604. This was the smallest total reported for any day of the drive. Public Pulse Better. Howard Dill and Joseph Mills re ported at the meeting that they had been making a special survey of the community and had found the "public pulse better Thursday morning than oh Monday." In talking over the first three days of the drive the leaders stated that the returns were not as large as many people not connected with the Inside working expected, but said that they had made no effort to hurry any one In the signing of their pledges nor had they had them signed up before the beginning of the actual soliciting so that a big showing could be made at the start. The luncheon at the Grace M. E. church was characterized by the same enthusiasm as during the first days of the week. Two More Big Days. The meeting at Grace M. E. church Thursday morning was attended by the division heads and their assistants who were given new cards to distri bute to their team captains for the days work. Joseph H. Mills informed the men that the hard days of the campaign were before them and that their work should be more remunera tive now that the outlying districts had been cleared up. Only about 10 percent of the people solicited on the preferred list have been reported to headquarters. It is said. Mr. Mills states that full re turns on the campaign will probably not be compiled until the latter part of next week. The entire student body of Earlham Is expected to turn out in a parade Thursday evening. Plans for this demonstration were made at the chapel exercises Thursday morning. The college band is expected to lead the line of march. ! COMPROMISE VITAL Tfl BRING HARMONY TO ITALIAN NATION ROME, Sept. 30. Social and Indus trial conditions in Italy might be com pared to those found after a violent earthquake, when tremors continue for a considerable time. The great shock of the metal workers movement is passed, but the settlement will require days, perhaps weeks. A gradual readjustment will he nec essary and employers and workmen must reach a series of compromises which will render possible the satis factory co-operation of the two ele ments under a new system, which is at present still in its theoretic stage. No one can predict how the new plan will work In practice, and doubts will not be dispelled for some time, as it will not be introduced imme diately in its entirety but must be delayed until joint committees of em ployers and workmen have studied the problem. Ready Then for Enactment. Their conclusions will be present ed to the government, which in turn, will submit them to the superior coun cil of labor. After this body has ex pressed Its opinion on the subject, the government will proceed to embody the new system in a bill which the chamber of deputies will discuss In conjunction with other measures of the same question drafted by Catho lics and Socialists. It Is improbable, therefore, that the principle of participation by workmen in the management of industry will be written into practical law before the end of the year. Extremists are pouring oil on the fire, hoping to make the situation worse. Tension Is especially acute at Turin, where workmen, incited by extremists, have again hoisted red flags over some industrial plants from which they re tired early this week. They are in sisting upon being paid for the work done during the period of occupation. $1,150,000 Bid for German Steamer, "Black Arrow'' WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 30 Four bids for the purchase of the for mer German steamer "Black Arrow", the highest fl, 150,000, were opened to day at the shipping board, but no ten ders were received for the former Ger man commerce raider von Steuben, which was offered for sale at the same time. The Polish American corporation of New York was the highest bidder for the Black Arrow, but action on the tenders for the ship was deferred. Chairman Benson said an offer of $800,000 formerly had been received for the Black Arrow and that the board was spending 400,000 for recon ditioning the ship. Howard Dill Heads Social Service Board Committees made up of the board of directors of social service were in this city will be named to take charge of various phases of the service with in a few days, according to a state ment made by officials today. The following officers were elected by the board of directors to serve dur ing the coming year: president, How ard A. Dill; vice president, Mrs. John H. Johnson; recording secretary, Mrs. Paul Ross; treasure.r, Samuel Fred. Indicted on f&k u:&skM rs 7'rufr;;J till" Left to right, above: Joe Jackson, Fred McMullin, Eddie Cicotte. Middle row: Buck Weaver. Below: Chick Gandil and Swede The biggest bomb ever exploded in organized baseball was dropped re cently. It was the indictment by the Cook county grand Jury in Chicago of seven members of tlie Chicago White ADVISE ZIMMERMAN TO TAKE REST CURE IN WESTERN STATES Friends of Mayor W. W. Zimmer man were advised Thursday that the physician attending him at Oxford, O., sanitarium, where he was taken sev eral days ago, had recommended that the mayor go west for his health. Dr. Zimmerman was informed by his physician that he should abandon his official duties and his medical practice for several months, go to some west ern ranch and "rough it" out of doors. It is doubtful if the mayor acts upon this advice, however, it is stated. Expects Him Home. One of Mayor Zimmerman's closest personal friends said that the mayor j would return to Richmond next Mon day and preside over the council meet I ing that evening, returning to Oxford the following day. It has been said that council is now in the mood of discussing at its next session the question of whether Dr. Zimmerman's reported condition is such as to incapacitate him in the per formance of his duties. It 'is stated that the mayor has been advised that certain members of council are con- i templating such action and for that reason he has determined to be pres ent so that he can participate in any discussion. BORAH WON'T DISCUSS QUERIES TO HARDING WASHINGTON, Sept. 30. Senator Borah, Republican, of Idaho, declined today to discuss reports that after next week he would make no more speeches in the presidential campaign, when he was asked about reports that he and Senator Johnson. Repub lican, of California, were preparing, to gUDimt a series 01 wruieu quMiuns i tr Spnafnr Hardin fir with' a view to ! hQvinor q rircidintisl ranrlldatfl define ! having a presidential candidate define more clearly his views on the League of Nations. Senator Borah said that that was "news" to him. The senator arrived in Washington yesterday from a speaking tour and plans to spend next week in Con necticut where he will make four speeches. Marion Man Choice For Kiwanis President INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Sept. SO. J. M. McCullock, of Marion was re-elected district governor of Indiana's Ki wanis clubs for the third consecu tive term today at the session of the club's convention. The convention, which opened here yesterday, will come to a close to night following fi business session at which the 1921 convention to be will be named. Kokomo and Ft. Wayne are the strongest contenders ofr the convention. Several members from the local Kiwanis club are in attendance at the state convention in Indianapolis Wed nesday and Thursday of this week. The plan of the local Kiwanians to attend in a body Thursday's session was abandoned because of the large number of members being workers in the Earlham Endowment campaign. Those attending left Wednesday morning and are Beecher Dixon, Ray Weisbrcd, Harry Cheneworth, H. S. Coleman, John Marshall, William Friede, Fred Eutler and Denver Har lan. NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD PRESIDENT RESIGNS TODAY ST. PAUL, Sept 30. J. M. Hanna- iora nas resignea as president or the Northern Pacific railroad, it was an nounced today. He will be succeeded by Charles Donnelly, executive vice president, on Nov. 19, Mr. Hannaford's seventieth birthday. Mr. Hannaford has been connected with railroads for fifty-four years. Charge of "Throwing" World's Series Sox, including jnany of the stars, and one ex-member. The players are un der indictment for conspiracy to throw the world's series of 1919. The members of the team are Outfielders Beautiful Shade Trees of Richmond Threatened hy Hickory Beetle Pest Richmond's many beautiful shade trees, for which the city is famous throughout the state, are threatened with extermination by the hickoiy beetle. The board of public works was warn ed Thursday by' Edward Hollarn, pai K superintendent, and Dell Davis, city engineer, that at least half the shade trees in the city had been attacked by the pest. The board Immediately ordered thit every effort be made to save the trees in the parks and at the same time ad vised property owners to make prompt inspection of their trees to ascertain what damage had been done to them by the beetle. Owing to the constant care givm Know Your Own City Campaign Launched by Municipal Authorities The board of works Thursday adopt ed a novel plan, originated by City Engineer Davis to make residents of Richmond better acquainted with their home city. Mr. Davis and the board members believe that Richmond is no mean city, so a "See Richmond First" au tomobile excursion, personally con- ducted by the city engineer, is to be undertaken. The board authorized the city en gineer to designate some day in Oc tober as City Inspection Day. On that day representatives of the various civic organizations, clubs and news papers and all members of the city council will be invited to make an au tomobile tour of the city. Visit Interesting Points. All points of interest will be visited. The city engineer will explain to the tourists the various improvements which have made or are in progress I aim inaicate wnere otner improve-j monta nrp ormtmnlntod A thrtrnnrh i InftnotM trm nf thn mnniMnol AlMrU plant will be made. There are himdrpd of Riohmnnrf i people who do not know what is be-1 companv's nlant near the water front, ing done in Richmond and I think a!Fanne,d by,a 30-mile wind the flames general inspection trip will be a gen eral 'eye-opener'" Mr. Davis said. BANKERS OF COUNTY FORM ORGANIZATION Rev. J. J. Rae was the principal speaker at a meeting of the bankers of the county held In the Country club Wednesday evening. The meeting was called for the purpose of organizing the bankers of the county. The following officers were elected: President, Claude Kitterman; vice president, A. D. Gayle; secretary. X. E. Thornburg; treasurer, L. E. Sy monds. The organization will be known as the Wayne County Bankers' associa tion. Its purpose Is to co-operate with the state association in every way possible. Practically every bank in the city will be represented at the state bank ers' association which opens at Indi anapolis October 6, for a three-day session. Officials of the American Trust and Savings, the Dickinson Trust company, and the First and Second National and I Union banks stated today that their banks would be represented at the convention. Realtors Will Go to Muncie Several Richmond real estate men will attend the meeting of the Indiana Real Estate Men's association at Mun- cie, Oct. 12 Local real estate men will meet Friday afternoon and a delegation will be made up at that time. Earl Bullock, executive secretary of the state asso ciation, and President Gerhart, of the state association will be present at the meeting. Happy Felsch, Claude Williams and Risberg. Jackson and Felsch, Infielders Weav er, McMullin and Risberg, and Pitch ers Williams and Cicotte. The former player is Chick Gandil, who played first base for the Sox last year. the trees in Glen Miller park, the hicic ory beetle has done very little damage to them. Virtually all the elm trees In the South Seventh and South Tenth street parks are in a dying condition. It is stated that elm trees throughout the city have been damaged more than the more numerous maple trees. Mr. Davis and Mr. Hollarn made a general inspection in company with a tree expert from Fort Wayne. This expert estimated that ot least half the trees In the city are now infested with the hickory beetle. He said that the trees in Glen Mil ler park were in better condition than any other trees he had inspected in this state In recent weeks. The ex pert advises that all infected limbs be removed, and that "tangle-foot" be placed at tree bases. GALVESTON DOCK FIRE SPREADS OVER SHIPS; $1,000,000 DAMAGE (By Associated Press) GALVESTON, Tex., Sept. 30 Fire startlne in sulDhur bins on the Gal- veston docks this morning spread rap idly along the water front destroying pier 35 and a part of the plant of the Cotton Concentration company and causing damage estimated at consid erably more than 1,000,000. The fire in the docks was flnallv hrnne-ht linrtpr ' r-rT1 1 ml fmt fha Ttalfon etaQmehln Etna and its cargo of wheat to which the fire spread, continued to burn. National guardsmen on duty in con nection with a strike of dock workers here were thrown about the fire zone and spectators were not permitted within a quarter of a mile of the k discuss details. Started in Acid Plant The fire, according to the best available reports originated in an acid (spread rapidly and within a few min utes were beyond control. Every riece of fire fighting apparatus in the city was called into service. The fire became especially menac ing when it swept toward several large oil tanks. A sudden shift of the wind, however, turned the flames. It was not known today whether it had been possible to save three large steamers, one Swedish and two American, which were directly in the path of the flames. . SPECIAL FORECAST The climax of the cold wave Is due Thursday night; temperatures will be near freezing; general frost If the weather clears. . For Indiana, by the United States Weather Bureau Fair tonight and Friday: frost tonight; rising temper ature Friday. Temperatures Yesterday. Maximum 55 Minimum 43 Today Noon 53 For Wayne County, by W. E. Moore. Partly cloudy but mostly fair Thurs day night and Friday; continued cold Thursday night with probable frost; rising temperature Friday. General Conditions The cold wave still prevails from the lake region, southward and has reached the south ern states. It is now getting cold over the eastern states. Wind and clouds, due - to a rapid fall in barometric pressure along the Atlantic coast, pre vented heavy frost from arriving Wednesday night. The tropical storm is now raging over the eastern portion Of the Gulf of Mexico and hurricane warnings have been hoisted from the mouth of the Mississippi river to Cedar Keys, Florida. , . i Weather Forecast J HOYNE DELAYS BALL SCANDAL INVESTIGATION State's Attorney in New York Asks Temporary Halt Grand Jury Awaits Players Arrival. TO PROBE OTHER GAMES (By Associated Press) BULLETIN CHICAGO. Sept. 30. Positive assur ance was given today that the objec tion of State's Attorney McLay Hoyne will not interfere with the Cook coun ty grand jury's investigation Into the $100,000 world's series baseball scan dal. Chief Justice McDonald, who or dered the Inquiry, said he would issue a statement later in the day answering Mr. Hoyne's declaration that the ac tion of the grand jury had been illegal. Today is the Jury's last on routine af fairs. It is expected that tomorrow it will be impanelled as a special body. No "baseball BesElon" was scheduled for today. However, it was reported that two other baseball players, mem bers of the Chicago White Sox. have been negotiating to tell what they know of the world series plot. CHICAGO, Sept. 30. Further inves tigation of the Chicago White Sox world's series scandal was temporarily delayed, as word was received from MacLay Hoyne, state's attorney, now in New York, to hold up proceedings until his return. The grand jury has also completed examination of wit nesses on hand, and are Awaiting the arrival of other baseball players and sporting celebrities who have been summoned. An official statement to the grand jury from "Happy" Felsch was expect ed soon. He is understood to hav "confessed" his share in the throwing of the 1919 world's series yesterday to newpaper men. Eddie Cicotte, in his statement to the grand jury, said that Felsch got J5.000 for his share in the alleged conspiracy, but the statement credited to Felsch yesterday said thiu only one misplay could have been charged to him in the series, and that a muff of a fly ball was unintentional. McGraw Off for Gotham. John J. McGraw, manager of the New York Giants, who was examined by the grand jury yesterday, left for New York, but is expected to return Tuesday with Benny Kauff and Fred Toney, members of his club. Kauff is alleged to have been involved in "throwing" the game last summer cm a deal with Heinle Zimmerman. Toney's possible connection with the investigation was not announced. Indictments, it is said, may be brought against three more ball play ers and six or seven gamblers. A man named Brown of New York, and Sport Sullivan of Boston, were named in the confession to the grand jury yester day of Claude Williams as the men who paid over to him the money for himself and Joe Jackson for their share of the world's series "th rnw. ing." Williams said they were repre sentatives of the gambling ring which wub planning me coup. Wants Weaver's Testimony. The statement credited tn FoTsoh said that he was going to get Buck weaver to go to the state's attorney office and "get through with all this." Weaver, so far. has denied nv nP. ticipation in "fixing" the series, but he was one of the players suspended by President Comlskey when Cicotte's confession was made. Alfred S. Austrian attorney for the White Sox club declared overtures had been made to him by some of the suspended players who have not yet confessed, but "wish to tell what they know." "I can promise almost definitely that these men will go before the grand jury and make detailed state ments," said Austrian. Heydler's Testimony. The testimony of President John A Weydler of the National League be fore the grand Jury yesterday may also lead to the summoning of members of the National League clubs, It was said. He told persons outside the grand jury rooms that he had talked freely concerning the circumstances which resulted last year in the re lease of Hal Chase of the Giants and Lee Magee of the Cubs. He also said he submitted affidavits regarding the bribe controversy be tween Rube Benton and "Buck" Her zog. Benton already has been before the grand jury once and was told he would be called again. After his testl- k BBKi?n T?e5larei he had been told by Philip Hahn of Cincinnafl that Cicotte, Williams, Gandil, and Jackson were involved in "throwing" the 1919 NEW YORK,Se"pt. 30. Wilbert Robinson, manager of the Brooklyn National baseball club, called today on Charles H. Ebbets, president of the ciub, to voice his objection to the proposal of District Attorney Lewis Landis, of Brooklyn, to question the Brooklyn pennant winners concerning reports that some of them have been approached by gamblers in effort to "fix" the 1920 world's series. Manager Robinson said he under stood Mr. Lewis had no substantial indication of such a development and expressed reluctance to allow the dis trict attorney to interrogate the man. unless he had some definite informa tion. Mr. Roberts yesterday agreed with Lewis to investigate a report that the same cliqueof gamblers who are ac cused of "fixing" the 1919 series had sttempted to bribe the Brooklyn play ers to throw this year's series to the American league opponents. Manager Robinson expressed confi dence in the integrity of the Brooklyn players and said they should be allow ed to "take things easy" until the series begins Tuesday, unless the district attorney could show he had re ports that warranted an investigation. In this case, he said he would welcome an investigation.