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V VOL. XLVL, No. 49 Palladium, Est. If SI. Consolidated with 8un-Telearam. ltOT. RICHMOND, IND., THURSDAY EVENING, JAN. 6, 1921 SINGLE COPY 3 CENTS THE RIG MOM) 4) CONSOLIDATE BOARDS, URGE OF GOODRICH Retiring Executive Recom mends Simplification of State Government Into Few Departments in Message. PR0P0SESEC0N0MY (By Associated Press.) INDIANAPOLIS. Jan. 6. Elimina tion of the numerous state boards and consolidation of state government in a few departments which are respon sible to the chief executive was sug gested to the Indiana General Assem bly today by Governor James P. Good rich in his farewell message. The governor addressed his message to "Ladies and Gentlemen of the General Assembly," thus establishing a pre cedent. The change from "Gentlemen of the Assembly," used in previous years, was due to the presence in the house of Mrs. Julia D. Nelson of Mun cie as representative from Delaware county. In addition to his request for a sim plified form of state government the retiring executive proposed continued economy in state expenditures, in creased taxes on automobiles, partic ularly trucks, careful scrutiny of pleas by public officials for increased sal aries, generous support for the depart ment of conservation and annual con struction of 400 miles of improved highways until the state highway sys tem is completed. The governor also commented at length on the work of the various de partments of the state government and of the different institutions. Urges Tax Check. Regarding the tax situation he de clared that there should be some check placed upon the power of local authorities to issue bonds and origi nate tax levies. "The revision of our tax laws has been a lively question in Indiana," said the governor. "That the old system was a failure was conceded by every one. While there was in it the foun dation of a good law yet on account o faulty administration, failure to live up to its provisions and the lack of any power on the part of the commis sion to enforce its orders the law had virtually become a dead letter. Ev ery taxing official in the state was ad ministering it according to his person-, al desires. 'This practice resulted In great In justice and inequality in the assess ment of property. The situation was one that demanded the attention of the General , Assembly. The dominant political party has promised time aft er time to revise the law. The Gen eral Assembly of 1919. obedient to its promise and the mandate of the peo ple expressed at the polls in 1916 and 1918, revised the tax law. Caused Extravagance. "In the administration of this law the total assessed valuation of proper ty increased from two and a quarter billions to nearly six billions of dol lars. This increased the debt con tracting power of the various mu nicipalities, under the constitution, nearly three times. It made possible the indulgence in great extravagance. The old tax law had a statutory limi tation as to the amount of tax that could be levied for various public pur poses. "Not knowing at the time the law was passed to what extent the du plicate would be increased, and fear ing the result of the unlimited power to make tax levies and contract debts the General Assembly vested in the Tax Board the control over tax levies and bond issues. This placed an enor mous amount of work and great re sponsibility upon the Tax Board. It did not prove entirely satisfactory to the people. Both political parties de manded the return to what popularly was known as home rule in the vari ous communities. At the special ses sion of 1920 the control of the tax board over tax rates and bond issues was abolished and the local commun ities permitted without any limitation, whatever, to levy any amount of tax they saw fit and to issued bonds up o the constitutional limit. The increase in tax rates and the tendency to mul tiply bond issues illustrate the danger that lies In this unrestricted privilege. Recommends Limitation. "I am fully convinced that some limitation must be placed upon this power, that it is advisable to restore a fixed statutory limitation upon the righ to make tax levies and to issue bonds, or to vest in some body far re moved from local influences the final appellate control over these important functions I recommend therefore that while the power of the local boards to originate tax rates and authorize bond issues remains with such boards that the right to review such actions on appeal be vested in the state board of tax commissioners in such manner as to afford protec tion to the tax payers." The state should return to Its pre war nolicy of living within the appro priations made, the governor said 1n i:r?ing that no more deficiency ap propriations be mad1. These, he said, invite deficits. It will be necessary to make additional appropriations to en able state institutions to complete the present fiscal vear, the executive said, adding that "the period of rising prices due o the war is at an end" and that "prices have declined 40 per cent within the last six months." Tells Possibilities. Notwithstanding considerable extra ordinary expense during the last four years there was in the state treasury nn Jan. 1. 1921, a cash balance of $6,151,135.70, the governor said. This was an increase in cash of $555,895.47 over the balance on Jan. 1, 1917. In cluding tho Liberty Bonds in the treas uty and the merchandise on hands and paid for the increase will amount to rear1v one and a half million dollars, the governor said. "It Is clear from the financial con dition of the state." said the governor, "and having in mind the possibility of increasing the revenues of the state (Continued on Page Five) Rely Upon Citizens9 Fairness to Provide Funds For Relief Lewis G. Reynolds, chairman of the local campaign for funds to relieve the starving children of central Eu rope, issued an appeal Thursday ask ing every organization of the city, lodges, clubs and associations to make an appropriation out of its treasury for the European Relief Council fund. Although $125 was received upon the first day of the local headquarters, that amount, is considered only a start er. "Drives are not to be made," said Mr. Reynolds, "we are putting the situation of the stricken lands before the citizens of Wayne county and re lying upon their fairness and sense of duty to answer the call of the dying thousands. ' I don't see how anyone can read these newspaper appeals in behalf of the starving children of Europe and not feel impelled to respond at once as liberally as possible." declared Perry J. Williams, 314 North Fifth street, who was the first contributor of the day when the headquarters at 1000 Main street opened Thursday morning. Tells of Needs.. Before returning to New York, Tues day evening, S. Edgar Nicholson, mem ber of the office staff of the European Relief Council, told of questions asked him about the need and causes which makes relief work necessary in central Europe. PENROSE TO SUPPORT EMERGENCY TARIFF; SAYS REPORTS FALSE (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. Senator Penrose, chairman of the senate fi nance committee, announced today he would support the house emergency tariff bill, although he hoped for cer tain modifications of the rates. The senators announcement was made at the conclusions of first open hearings on the measure by his com mittee. In a formal statement he said he desired to correct "a misunder standing which seemed tq have gotten abroad concerning the status of the so-called "emergency tariff." He de nied that there was anv difference of opinion among Republicans on this measure. While the senate finance committee opened hearings today on the Fordney emergency tariff bill, passed by the house as a relief measure for farmers, the house ways and means committee, was prepared t.o begin hearings on re vision of the permanent tariff laws. Hear Representatives. Taking up schedule A of the Under wood Act, embracing chemicals, paints and oils. the. house committee had a list- of : more' than 40 representatives of those trades to appear today and tomorrow, while the senate committee gave first place in its hearings on the emergency bill to representatives of wool interests including both the pro ducing and manufacturing branches of the industry. Hearings before the house commit tee will be held continuously until the entire permanent tariff list has been worked over, and a revision bill framed for introduction. The senate committee plans to devote five days to hearings on the emergency meas ure. APPROPRIATION BILL CARRIES SALARY CUT WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. The legis lative, executive and judicial appro priation bill, the big salary measure, reported out today by the house appro priation committee, carried a total of $112,728,438 or $23,724,196 less than departments asked for and $5,728,771 below the amount appropriated for the current year. As an indication of the war time increase the bill's total in 1916 was $36,910,799, but as one means of cutting expenses the committee lopped of salaries for 12,183 employes in the District of Columbia. An appro priation of $10,000,000 was recommend ed for the bureau of internal revenue to be used largely In enforcement of prohibition. How Can You Read these Pleas and Still Not Respond? By LEWIS G. REYNOLDS (Wayne County Chairman European Relief Council) It does not seem possible that the life of a child can be main tained for seven or eight months for the paltry sum of .$10, but the wonderful organization of which Mr. Herbert Hoover is head has dem onstrated that it can be done and they are doing it right now, with the insufficient funds they have in hand. Every additional $10 means the life of one more starving little one in central Europe. The Christian community of Wayne county is asked to lend its aid to this noble work, under the leadership of self-sacrificing men, and it is responding generously, but the need is urgent and immediate. Every penny subscribed to this fund is put to work at once with out any loss for overhead charges. Every dollar procures one hun dred cents' worth of plain though nourishing food, which is meted out to the starving little ones. Every section of this country is bearing its share of the-burden. Be prompt and generous in your response to this appeal. Send in your subscriptions to the Wayne County Committee headquarters, 1000 Main street, making checks payable to Robert E. Huen, treasurer. Use this blank for convenience. ' EUROPEAN RELIEF COMMISSION Herbert Hoover, Chairman ' I 1000 Main Street, Richmond, Ind. 1 I I hereby subscribe $ for feeding and medical . care of 3,500,000 starving children of Europe. 1 NAME 1 ADDRESS , . (Wayne County, Indiana) ' "I have been asked," said Mr. Nich olson, "why the need for food is so keenly felt in countries where actual warfare was not carried on. Coun tries such as Germany, Austria-Hungary and portions of Czecho slovakia, where battles were not fought during ' the world war. are ia their present state," Mr. Nicholson said, "because of their isolation during the years of the war. , Milk is Lacking "Milk is one of the foods for which there is a great demand. By the lack of it, thousands and millions of babies are dying in their mother's arms. ' TX -1 .1 J M ' 1 . , . nueu iue neeu iur iuuu was leu Keen ly during the war, cattle were slaughtered for meat, and now there is in comparison only a few milk cows to furnish the sustenance for the chil dren. Another important factor is that even the cattle that remain can not me fed properly because of the untitled land." Mr. Nicholson thpti exnlalnpd the system adopted by the governments! in classifying the children into four classes. After the little ones have been examined carefully, only the two classes representing the most sickly and undernourished are fed. As soon as they gain weight and health they are removed from the care of the gov- ( Continued on Page Four) EXPENSE WILL EXCEED LIGHT PLANT REVENUE BESCHER TELLS BOARD The fact that the city board of works has made appropriations for the spending of about $500,000 from the net earnings of the city light plant during the next year, and that the earnings of said plant were only about $400,000 during 1920 was pointed ouc to the board at its meeting Thursday morning by Baltz Bescher, city con troller. He asked where the money was coming from to meet these ex penditures. "If we can't get the money, we will raise the rates. We are entitled to a fair income- on our investment," stat ed Matt VonPein, president of the board. Bills amounting to $75,143.70 for the light plant, were read to the board. Immediate payment on some of these is desired. Many of them have been carried over from last year because of lack of funds in the city treasury. They were approved by the board. Bond Sale Doubtful The source of the money to pay these bills brought" forth . the , state ments from the city controller. An appropriation of - $100,000 lias -been made and advertisement for bonds will probably be made. Mr. Bescher seemed doubtful about the success of floating the bond issue at this time. Mr. Peltz said that the money should be borrowed immediately and the coal bills, which have been car ried over from last year, paid. He blamed public agitation for forcing the board to have on hand a larger supply of coal than was actually needed, and stated that this accounted for part of the large coal bill. Hold Garbage Bill The city garbage collectors' bill was held up by the board because of the numerous complaints which have been turned into the board that garbage was not being collected. It wa3 stated that collections were behind five or six weeks. The old National road, which ran across the temporary bridge from South West Second street to White water river, was ordered filled up by the city street commissioner. Try Judge M. Gannon Again on Jan. 31 (By Associated Press) CLEVELAND, Jan. 6. The second trial of Judge William H. McGannon on a second degree murder charge for the slaying of Harold C. Kaghy, on May 8 last, will commence on Monday, Jan. 31, it was announced today by City Prosecutor Edward C. Stanton. The jury in the first trial disagreed after being out 48 hours. DAUGHERTY NOT TO BE IN CABINET Ohio Politician Owes President-elect Harding Will Not Consider Friend for At torney General. LACKS QUALIFICATIONS BY MARK SULLIVAN WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 5. The assumption that Harding will offer the post of attorney general to Harry Daugherty rests on the theory that Harding is under obligations to Daugh erty. Omitting the fact that the pay ment of an obligation by means of a cabinet office would be seriously im proper and contrary to everything we know of Harding's point-of-view to ward his cabinet appointments, even the theory that Harding is under any such obligation to Daugherty is in it self at fault. Harding owes little to Daugherty compared to what Daugherty owes to Harding. Daugherty was an Ohio politician who had been through a series of defeats and who saw a chance to get a new lease of political life by persuading Harding to consent to let Daugherty use his name as a candidate for the presidential nomina tion. Harding never asked Daugherty to do something for him; it was Daugherty who asked Harding. Not merely asked him, but repeatedly so licited him. Harding didn't ask Daugherty to be his political manager. All the initiative and all the solicita tion came from Daugherty. Harding Reluctant. It is too complex to go into minute ly: but any adequate description of the inception of Harding's candidacy would say that Harding most reluct antly gave up a comparatively certain re-election to the senate in order to further Daugherty's political fortunes in Ohio by letting Daugherty enter his name for the presidency. That the venture turned out better than either of them anticipated, does not alter the original balance of the obligations. Incidentally it is of interest now to recall the fact that Daugherty, in per suading Harding to run, told Harding that if the enterprise should be suc cessful, he, Daugherty, would not em harass Harding by asking for or ac cepting any office. Even under all this urging on Daugherty's part, Hard ing gave his consent to run only with the greatest reluctance. On several occasions he wanted to withdraw that consenj and..tried to do. .so. but.yielded to Daugrerty's importunities. Daugherty Benefits. Daugherty has already had so much and more benefit out of the associa tion with Harding than he ever hoped to get. It has entrenched him in a control of Ohio Republican politics that he could hardly again have achieved but for his association with Harding. It is in favor of Harding that the obligation now runs, and not in favor of Daueherty. Even if Harding should feel that. Dougherty's position in Ohio politics would be still further improved by a tender to him of the office of Attorney General, he would rely on Daugherty (Continued on Page Twelve) NOGGLES CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. George N. Noggle, of 223 Richmond avenue wa.s celebrated by a gathering of more than 90 friends and relatives at the Community Building in New Madison, O., Wednesday. Din ner was served to over 100 persons. Moving pictures were shown for their entertainment during the afternoon. A nmsicale was also given. Mr. and Mrs. Noggle were married at high noon. Jan. 5, 1S71, at the home of the bride's father, John Wag goner, two miles north of Palestine, in the presence of a number of rel atives and friends, several of whom were present Wednesday at the half century anniversary celebration. After their marriage they went to New Mad ison, where they resided until IS vears ago, when they enme to Richmond. Guests from Richmond who attend ed the anniversary celebration in New Madison Wednesday were: Mr. and Mis. Harry Haseltine, Mr. and Mrs. Leverette Hiseltine and daughter, Mrs. Mary Ward. Miss Cora Hebler, Miss Kmmn and Lula Hanning, Mrs. George Peffley, Mr. and Mrs. Vance Sullivan, the Rev. and Raymond Isley, Miss Myrtle Menke, Mrs. Hiram Jahnke, and Mrs. Carrie Page. ENGLAND AND FRANCE AGREE ON ARMAMENT (By Associated Press) PARIS, Jan. 6 Great Britain and France are in close accord relative to the subject of German disarmament and reparations, says the London cor respondent of the Matin, in discus sing the meeting of allied premiers In this city on Jan. 19. He adds the Brit ish cabinet still favors granting Ger many some time in which to bring about the disbandment of civil guards, but has taken the attitude that th- allies should demand immediately de livery of all secret processes for ths manufacture of explosives and poison gas. Newspapers here in commenting up on the conference of the premiers, ex press the belief that a complete agree ment will be quickly reached and de clare there is no doubt that England shares the . views of France relative to the disarmament question. "MINISTER SUCCUMBS "EAMTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 6. Ontonlo Vlera Gillo. former minister of fi nance, died suddenly of heart failure Wednesday afternoon. One Federal Employe in July to Every 150 Persons, Report PALLADIUM NEWS BUREAU WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. In connec tion with the announcement of Rep resentative Will R. Wood of Indiana that there will be 9,000 less govern ment clerks on the payroll after the close of the government's present fis cal year, July 1, it is interesting to note that the annual report of the United States Civil Service commis sion shows that last July there was one federal employe to every 150 per sons in the United States. Representative Wood states that the administrative, legislative and judicial appropriations bill, of which he will have charge when it is reported to the House this week, will provide such a substantial reduction of appropria tions that it will be necessary for the government to dismiss at least 9,000 of its employes after next July. Many on Payrpll . Referring to the great army of men and women cow on the payroll of the federal government, the Civil Service Commission states that an "altogeth er rosy picture cannot be painted of the situation." The report sets forth the fact that of "those employed in gainful occupations" throughout the country "one out of every 68 was a government worker." There were 480,000 federal employes in 1916. Last July there were 700,000 federal employes under the civil ser vice, and there are thousands of men OUTLOOK IS BRIGHT FOR BUSINESS, SAYS INDIANAPOLIS MAN Don Bridge, manager of the mer chandising service department of the Indianapolis News, addressed the Ki wanis club at its regular meeting Thursday noon. Using a story as an illustration of team work and co-operation, he declar er, "I wager that if every man in busi ness pulls with the other, he will have an income tax to pay at the end of 1921 as he had in 1920. It is pre sumptious for a young man like my self to tell successful business men as yourselves, the business outlook for this year, but the men with whom I come in contact are all smiles and expecting big things in the business world this year." Mr. Bridge, who is the son of a for mer pastor of the Grace M. E. church, gave his address on "Advertising and Business Merchandising." Following a thorough discussion of proper advertis ing methods he spoke of the business prospects for the coming year. Protect Public. According to Mr. Bridge, the" Indl aaapolU News., turned down- $200,000 worth of advertising in the past year, with the aim of protecting its readers from fraudulent advertisers. "I am not trying to sell you my paper," he said. "I am merely endeavoring to show you the improved methods adopted by all newspapers." Lewis G. Reynolds, head of the local county campaign for funds for starving children of Europe, addressed the club urging their support in the movement. No action was taken. All members of the organization are asked to meet in the McConaha music rooms, between Fourth and Fifth streets on Main, at 2 p. m. Sun day. Plans for the coming minstrel show will be discussed. Directors of the club for 1921 are to meet in the Dickinson Trust com pany building at 7:30 p. m. Thursday. Cliff Piehl gave several violin soloa and the vocal numbers by George Hodge were so well appreciated that he was forced to respond to an encore. Pennsy Indebtedness Figure Not Fixed PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 6 It wa3 said at the offices of the Pennsylvan ia Railroad company today that, the amount of the increase n indebted ness, which stockholders will be asked to authorize at the annual meeting of March 8 has not yet been decided upon by the directors. No opproximate fig ures were suggested by officials. BOAT REPORTED LOST WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. The UnHed States mail boat Pulitzer, with at least seven men on board has been missing since Dec. 15, and may have been lost in the Straits of Shelikoff, Alaska, Sec retary Payne was advised today by Governor Riggs of Alaska. FACTORIES ANTICIPATE EARLY RESUMPTION OF BUSINESS: HOLD OPTIMISTIC OUTLOOK Indications that manufacturers of Richmond are expecting better busi ness within a few weeks were appar ent from a canvass made Thursday. With the end of the inventory per iod in sight, several heads of fac tories announced that their plants would open with approximately 50 per cent of the normal force within a short time. Others are already working more than the usual number of men. Al though these latter are in a decided minority at present, many manufac turers whose plants are working with only a portion of the normal force ex pressed, their confidence in the out look for the future. Figures show that at least 1,500 men are out of employment in 21 concerns in the city. In addition, it is estimat ed that 500 men are idle, through the closing of smaller plants, which res pond more readily to industrial de pression than some of the larger con cerns. Majority Optimistic A significant fact was that only one manufacturer expressed a pessi mistic view of the situation, whHa many said that a month or six weeks at most would see a decided improve ment. One manager of a plant which em ploys 200 men said he expected to be working full force within 60 days. Another employing nearly 500 men said his plant, which had been closed and women employed by the govern ment at this time who are not under pie civil service. Loans Are Abandoned. The Order of Elks had abandoned its policy of advancing loans to for mer service men, through the Federal Board for Vocational Education, the national officers of the order appar ently being of the opinion that this important work should be carried on by the government. During a debate in the house on the Sundry Civil bill. Representative Fess, of Ohio, offered an amendment to the measure ap propriating $500,00 to be used as a revolving fund for the purpose of making loans and advances to former service men, commencing or undergo ing training under the vocational re habilitation act. The amendment was lost, however, on a point of order, be cause it was 'new legislation' which has no place in a general appropria tion. Good Work Accomplished. In discussing his amendment, Mr. Fess stated that there were many ap plicants for vocational training that were entirely without funds and if it had not been for the financial assist ance given by the Elks, in the form of loans, advanced by the Elks through the Federal board for Vocational Edu- (Continued on Page Ten) ENGINEER'S REPORT SAYS HIGH PRICES CUT IMPROVEMENTS City Engineer Dell Davis submitted the annual report of the department of engineering of the city to the board of works Thursday morning. The high prices which prevailed in 1920 were pointed to as eliminating all ex cept the most essential improvements. The excellent condition of the streets was explained in the report as due to the continuance of a program of maintenance which was inaugurated by the,, department in 1918. "It is now acknowledged that the efficient up keep of our streets is as essential as their construction," the report says. "The development of tarvia 'B' sur face treatment on gravel streets by this department has received nation al recognition through the American Society for Municipal Improvements. This city is the first to develop thi-t type of pavement to such perfection," the report., adds. ... . ...... " Makes Recommendation Recommendations for future needs of the city made in the report were for the adoption of a plumbing code to safeguard the health of the city and eliminate defective work. A compre hensive program for building storm relief sewers in various parts of the city, starting next year with the build ing of a sewer in South Seventh street, connecting up the Main street sewer with the South Sixth street sewer at C street, was recommended. Appropriation each year for the pur chase of ground fo; the final develop ment of the city park system, was mentioned. Balance of $818.21. The allowance for the year was $4. 820, expenditures totaled $4,001.79, leaving a balance of $818.21. The sum mary of work completed during the past year follows: Cement curb and gutter work amounted to $597.67; cement side walks $217.50; street graded, graveled, curb and gutter $2,726.67; cement roadways, $6,525.55; sewers. $3,361.26; re-flooring Doran bridge $19,475; mu nicipal light plant walls. $7,694; oiling of streets, $6,009.44. The total amount of work was $46,607.09, of this amount property owners paid $15,333.62 and the city $31,273.47. Accused of Offering Bribes to Dry Agents (Bv Associated T ress) NEW YORK. Jan. 6. Lawrence Malawista, an agent of the National Surety company, was arrested today at the corporation's Broadway office by secret service men on charge of offering government agents bribes to talling more than $100,000 for assist ance in connection with liquor permit frauds. for some time, would re-open with one half its normal force Monday. Another plant which has been closed for the last four months, will re-open next week with one-half its normal force. Readjust Wages. Due to the readjustment of economic conditions a number of manufacturers have reduced wages to their workmen. At present such plants as are operat ing in this city are working from eight to ten hours per day. An index tothe situation is the fact that only about 30 out of 80 boys under 16 years of age, who are era ployed in this city, in normal times are working now. Await Word. Woodworking shops in the city are affected in no small degree by the at titude of the Chicago furniture mark et. Several manufacturers are await ing the decision of Chicago furniture trade authorities which will be given out after a meeting to be held soon, before taking any definite action to ward reopening their plants. In general, it may be said, that as far as possible employers in Richmond are carrying their employes on a part time basis, even though it means a temporary loss in order to be sure that their organizations will remain intact for the resumption of business. Wages have been reduced in a num ber of plants. Unskilled labor is re ceiving from 28 to 30 cents an hour. The Municipal Light plant is still pay ing 40 cents an hour. ORGANIZATION OF ASSEMBLY IS COMPLETED M'CIure Pleads for Education in Accepting Speakership Ratts Senate Chairman Pro Tern Woman Secretary. OFFICIALSARlELECTED (By Associated Press) INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 6. Organiza tion of both the house and senate ot the 72d Indiana general assembly was completed without incident this morn ing and both houses met jointly at noon and listened to the farewell mes sage of Governor Goodrich. Two mem bers of the house, Representatives Southard and Tucker, were absent oa roll call, but the full senate member ship was present. John F. McClure of Anderson,' la ac cepting, the speakership of the house declared the paramount problem of the session would be "to advance without extravagance." He advises also against any relaxation in the state's duty to wards education asserting that an en lightened education is the best guar antee of the state's institutions!. Bush Calls Branch. Lieut. Gov. Edgar D. Bush presided at the opening of the senate and later invited Lieut. Gov.-elect Branch to oc cupy the chair with him He announc ed that Mr. Branch would name the senate committees. McClure Is Elected. The house was called to order by Ed. Jackson, secretary of state, and immediately proceeded to the election of a speaker. Representatve Jchn F. McClure, of Anderson, was elected by the normal Republican majority, over R. .U. Baker, Mt. Vernon, the choice of the minority. With the speaker installed as presiding officer, the house continued with the election of officials for the session. Frank E. Wright of Randolph county, was elect ed principal clerk of the house in ac cordance with caucus nominations; A. L. Stage of Henry county, was elected assistant principal clerk, and Everett J. Newlin. Plainfield, was chosen as chief doorkeeper. - ; Representative E. W. Dailey, of Fort Wayne, was appointed chairman of the patronage committee, other mem bers of which are: Representative Willis, or Boone county; Kares and Simms. It was determined on motion that -salaries for the -session will be"' Clerks, $5 a day; doorkeepers and stenographers, $30 a week; and jan itor and cloak room attendants, $3 a day During the session a communication was read from the Rotary club of La fayette inviting the legislature to visit that city on Jan. 13. The invitation stated that it was the desire of the club to have the members better ac quainted with Purdue university and the soldiers home. The invitation was accepted. Ratts Is Chairman. Senator Oscar Ratts of Paoli was elected chairman pro tern by a vote of 38 to 9 over Senator Joseph M. Crav ens of Madison. Zell Swain, of Mid dletown, was named chief secretary, with a vote of 36 to 2 for Macy E. Watkins, of Roach dale. At this rtoint in the elections two minority mem bers asked to be excused from voting on officers. Miss Katherine K. Smith of Indianapolis, was then named as sistant secretary of the senate, being the first woman chosen for that office. Jerome Brown of Anderson, was chos en chief doorkeeper and George Gra ham of Loganspcrt, was made senate postmaster. DOMESTIC PROBLEMS CRy Associated Press) MARION. O.. Jan. 6 Another of the senate irreconcilables. Senator Sher man, of Illinois, was among those with whom President-elect Harding had en gagements today to discuss the plan for an association of nations. It is understood that various domestic prob lems, including farmer relief, . also were up for consideration at the con ference. Albert J. Beveridge, former senator from Indiana, and one of the leaders of the Roosevelt progressive party In 1912, also was on the president-elect's engagement list. It was said Mr. Harding Bought his advice also regard ing both international and domestic questions. Weather Forecast Moore's Special Forecast Storm now over the north and west is ad vancing eastward. Unsettled weather for the next 48 hours; wanner for the next 24. Cold about Saturday or Sun day. ' For Indiana, by the United States Weather BureauCloudy and warmer tonight and Friday. Temperatures Yesterday Maximum 41 Minimum 24 Today Noon ...:'..... "40 For Wayne County, by W. E. Moore Cloudy tonight ; Friday unsettled and warmer, probably followed,, by rain. '. - '. General Conditions Generally fair weather now is the rule over the lake regions and the central states, but a general storm over the northwest la causing rains over the western plain states. Very mild weather for the sea eon continues over the Dakotas and! southward. Maximum temperature Is 66 at Pueblo, Colo., and 80 at San An tonio, Texas. It Is much colder orer western Canada; the temperature . Is falling to zero and stops In the prov ince of Alberta, just north of Medi cine Hat. - ''-!'