Clipped From The Indianapolis News
.!iss!n Several Days Folic Saturday were) lnvestlgat - i Ing a report that ! John Oeorsre Kurts. asre slsty - slx. 103 liellefon - tatna street, waa seen walking In Southwest Kentucky av enue. Kurtz, who waa believed to be etrrylnr much money, dls appeared T u a aday. after departing from his shoe shop at Si Kentucky avenue. J. G. Karta, COMSKIISSEEII CLEl'ITOKISSIIIGfflll Customer Says Kurtz Com - plained of Cein III. WORK REFUSED AT TIME Following Information - received from Emmil Schaad, 245 Applegate street, that he saw John G. Kurta, age alzty - alx. If 03 Bellefontalne street, walkrng southwest In.Ken - tockyavenns shortly after noon Tuesday, police believe that they have a clew which may lead to the whereabodts of Kurtz, who failed to return to his home that day. The man waa believed to be carrying consiaeraDie money at the time he disappeared. For years Kurts bad conducted a shoe repair abop at It Kentucky avenue. Kchaad. whose place of business Is at 1st Kentucky avenue, said Kurts had repaired shoes for hia family for a number of years, ife aald that last week he took a pair of shoes to Kurts's shop and asked that he repair them. Kurtz, he aald. declined, saying that he was "a aick man" and waa going to - quit the rame. Asereel Abeesa - X laded. Schaad said he saw Karta walking absent - mindedly In, Kentucky avenue. He aald he watched the man for some time and noticed he waa walking toward the 'Pullman yarda at Capitol avenue and Louisiana street. Police believe the man may have boarded a train or gone to White river several blocka southwest of Washington street. Kurtz, Schaad aald, was' not wearing an overcoat. Belief that his father's mind mar have become temporarily deranged, cauaing him to wander away, was expressed by a son. William Kurtz, of Hamilton, O.. who came to Indianapolis . to aeslst In the search. The elder Kurta made his. home with a daughter. Mrs. Alice Orr; of the Dellefontalne street address. Fa a I Flay Theory Xe Dlaewraleel. The aon has not altogether disregarded a previous theory that his father may have met with fool play because of a large sum of money he. was thought to be carrying. However, 111 health and business worries, the son said, may have caused his mind to become deranged. Mrs. Orr said her father was considerably worried over the fact that a business enterprise waa seeking to obtain the Jease on the room at 61 Kentucky avenue where - J he had operated his shoe shop for thirty - five years. A report waa made to police by Q. R. Kane. t2 Eaatern avenue. Friday night, that he aaw and talked to an elderly man In front of 473 Massachusetts avenue, whose description tallied with that of air. Kurtz. HowtTft, after talking to members of the family Mr. Ske said he (.i not belleva the man he saw was Mr. Kurta.