Defendant in Hotel Manchester Liquor Case Uses Character Letter of Indiana Governor but Mayor Shuler Requires Sworn Affidavit

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Defendant In Hotel Manchester Liquor Uses Character Letter Of Indiana But Mayor Shuler Requires Sworn j Governor Krl Jackson of In- .liana, (lie Mayor of Indianapolis, the chief of police in Indianapolis and citizens there praised (lie character oC Henry iSnssniau in letters Miat yeslcr- day Tvcrfi introduced in Mayor Morris T. Shuler's court at .ScviMimile where Sussman is being tried on a liquor charge, as the result of his arrest at the N'eir Year's ere dance at the Hotel Manchester, Middlctown. But letters were not sufficient, the court- beW, there should be sworn dcposiflons taken from those high officials and should be presented at the Sev- nnmile court in the near future. So Mr. Sussman returned to his homo in Indianapolis yesterday to again call, upon the officials in his state and city and to have them give their impression of his character, under oath. Susftman was arrested with 0. Mellville Lewis, manager of the Hotel Manchester, whcn^ state and Sevenniile officers raided the hotel. Lewis, too, was tried yesterday, but in his case Hie court postponed decision until next AVedncsday. * Evidence ivas presented at tliei trial of Sussman, who was represented by John Crist, Mifl- dletown attorney, to show that liquor was found in one of the hotel rooms for which no person was registered. In this room was found a business card bearing the name Sussman. But also, the defense claimed, there were other cards and there was also a pocket notebook · did not belong the Sussman. - The state, however, questioned Sussman on ownership of this notebook* asking him how members them are in his family and what he gave them for Christmas. It later developed that there were notions in the hook telling of Christmas presents purchased. Names and presents did not correspond, however. The defense in both these hotel cases- is that room 213 in the hotel was not assigned to any person but that a man named Walke or Walker used the room to change clothes. Liquor was found in there by the, dry agents.

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  1. Hamilton Evening Journal,
  2. 14 Jan 1926, Thu,
  3. Page 12

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