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THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR, Today Halemaumau Is Angry. The First Round-Tripper. 2 Foreigners; 2 Failures. Let Uncle Sam Decide. GREATEST MORNING AND SUNDAY CIRCULATION IN INDIANA. VOI 23. NO. 34. Enured ai Second Class Mattel at Post Offlca, Indianapolis Ind. Issued Daily and Sunday. SATURDAY MOKM NG, JULY 9. 1927. IMIly by Carrier. 15 Centa Pel Wttk; Sunday. 10 Cents Per Copy; Mall by Zones. ;5c to 1 00. THREE CENTS. -By Arthur Brisbane nnn THE GREAT MOUTH of Halemaumau. or "pit of everlasting fire" oa the slope of Mt. Kilauea. biggest volcano, is spouting fire. Its huge crater, eight milea round, is filled with boiling lara, a fearful sight, the volcano roaring constantly, fire leaping to the clouds. No wonder the natives gather, bump their heads on the ground and offer food to pacify the goddess Pele, supposed to be angry because Dr. J agger, great earthquake authority, has left for a visit to Alaska. You smile at the simple natives, yet not so long ago the wisest Christians rang their church bells and prayed violently to drive away an invading comet Charles Levine, who financed Chamberlin's flight to Europe and flew with him, plans to fly back. He gays, "1 want to do something first." and will be the first "round-tripper" in trans-Atlantic (lying. Mr. Levine, who is a Jew, knows that some of his predecessors of Semitic blood, the ancient Phoenicians, "did something first" in many directions. They first dared to take a sailing ship out of sight of land- Tnere was no compass then, and they were first to sail from the calm Mediterranean through the Straits of Gibraltar into the wild Atlantic and on to the tin mines of England. oing things "first" Is not new with people of Semitic blood. Them was a good deal of It In Christopher Columbus, who made one Important "first trip." The Giant Fokker flying machine ordered by W. It. Hearst will have an interesting baptism. Bertaud will fly the Hearst ma-Ihlne from New York to Rome, nonstop, and Mr. Hearst has invited Capt. Hartley of the steam-chip Leviathan to act as navigator on the trip. Bertaud will start as soon as the big machine is ready. It will have a wing spread of sixty-four feet, a wing surface of 630 square feet, will weigh, loaded, 12,000 pounds and, at Betrtaud'i request, will be fitted with one 495-horse power engine Instead of three 220-horse power engines, originally ordered. Bertaud prefers one big engine to three smaller ones ior a long flight. air corps, says flying is getting barer all the time and tn ten year will be the safest kind of travel. Germany's great (lying company, the Lufthansa, carried 93,000 passengers through the air In 1926, with an average of 7,000 pounds of air mail per mouth not including great quantities of newspapers sent by special planes. The Lufthansa will operate in eighteen European countries this year. Chain store sales reach a new record. Twelve leading companies did $314,582,087 business in the first six months of this year. Child's restaurants sold nearly $3,000,000 worth of food last month. Miss Constance Talmadge, excellent moving picture actress, requesting a divorce, says of her husband: "He Is the nicest man, but I am out of love." "Out of love" is modern, typical of our day. Strict logic might confirm the view that If you marry when "in love" you should unmarry when "out of love." There are .other considerations, however, that still Influence many. Twice Miss Talmadge has married a man foreign born. Perhaps the third attempt will Include an American and permanent bliss. Mr. Coolidge has decided that this country, and not our good friends In Great Britain, shall decide the character of Uncle Sam's battle fleet. That sounds reasonable, in spite of the fact that steel fighting ships floating on the water are only interesting targets for submarines and airplanes. Useful nr out of date, the number and size of our ships should be decided In THIS country. (Copyright, 1927, by the Star Company ) THREE SERIOUSLY HURT IN CRASH Three persona were seriously Injured when an automobile In which they were riding collided head-on with a Polar Ice and Fuel Company truck early this morning tn Bridgeport, i All the Injured, who said they were from Highland Park, near Detroit, Mich., were sent to the Robert W. Long hospital by Sergt Petit. In charge of a police emergency squad. The Injured are William C. Bate-nian, 50 years old, left leg broken anil internal Injuries; "'ryan Bazzell, chest crushed and left leg broken, and Mrs. Wattle 'Bateman. Hazzell's mot he! -Inlaw. Mrs. Bryan Baizell, also a passenger In the car, was not injured. The driver of the truck, Herbert Bibb, 4.V) North Belmont avenue, was not Injured) D mi $ Briton F 1 Sheffield Retires From Post in MexicoSuccessor to Be Chosen Later. PRAISED BY PRESIDENT Ambassador Is Concerned Over Oil and Land Laws Situation. RAPID CITY, S. D., July 8. ()The resignation of James R. Sheffield as ambassador to Mexico was accepted today by President Coolidge shortly after it had been tendered. The courage and ability with which Mr. Sheffield met difficult situations at the City of Mexico have contributed greatly to the continuance of peaceful relations between the United States and the Mexican government, the President wrote Mr. Sheffield today in accepting his resignation. The President notified the ambassador that his resignation would become effective upon the appointment and qualification of his successor. In a formal letter to Mr. Coolidge, Ambassador Sheffield thanked him for the "unfailing kindness and generous support," which made hia service "In this Important and difficult post always a pleasure." The post will remain for the time being in the hands of Charge d'Affaires H. F. Arthur Schoonfeld. Mr. Coolidge Hoes not anticipate that Mr. Sheffield will return to his post after he makes a contemplated six weeks' tour of Europe. CHARUK HIGHLY REGARDED. Mr. Schoonfeld Is regarded very highly by the President. Mr. Coolidge doe not want any conclusions drawn because of the failure to make an Immediate appointment to this country, where relations have been troubled for some time. The President was said at the executive offices today to be unaware of Mexican oil and land laws, but there were Indications that Mr. Sheffield Is concerned over recent steps by Mexico in the oil situation, Mr. Sheffield offered no explanation for his retirement, except to indicate that It was not because of 111 health or lack of support by the administration. Everett Sanders, secretary to the President, explained that Mr. Sheffield and the President reached an agreement last summer that If the ambassador would consent to return to bis post he would be relieved this year. Several names have been suggested to the President as successors to Mr. Sheffield, Including T. B. Campbell, former Governor of Arizona: Charles Beecher Warrin of Detroit, John Garrett of Baltimore, and Silas Strawn of Chicago. SHEFFIELD NAMED IX 1IK4. Mr. Sheffield was named ambassador to Mexico In the fall of 1924, shortly after Mr, Warren and John Barton Payne had concluded negotiations with that country on the basis of which relations were resumed between it and the United States. A critical stage In the oil and land laws controversy is approaching, but Mr. Coolidge Intends to maintain silence until he has conferred with the State Department. Coming to the summer White House CONTIM'ED OX PACE TWO. WEATHER FORECAST. Jim Crow says i The rodeo may give Cal lew ideas far a little flrat-clasa congres sional bulldogglng, Forecast for Indiana for Saturday and Sunday: Increasing cloudiness and warmer Saturday with probable local showers and thunderstorms by afternoon or night; Sunday fair: somewhat cooler In norh portion. Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity for Saturday and Sunday: Increasing cloudiness and warmer Satnrrlsv mdth nrnhnhlv lorjil showers and thunderstorms by afternoon or night; Sunday fair. lotted (Hales Weather Bureau Special Keport for The Indianapolis Mar. ALMANAC OF THE DAT. Sun rises at.. 4:14 I Sun sets St.. ?:1 WEATHER CONDITIONS YESTERDAY. mm If RECEIVES Relative Humidity. 1 a. m. ) pet 1 Noon :6 pet I ? p. m. 30 pet Precipitation. Amount during twenty-Tour hours ending at 7 p. tu "U Total amount time Jan. 1. 1927.. :'J 9 Aeeumulated departure ftom norms! sine Jan, 1 (excess) Mi Temperatures. 7 a. m Dry Wet Si Mailrmim.. o Noon... .Dry 7(1 Wt 6t) 7 p. m..ljry 77 Wat It Minimum.. SI For tht Same Dot Last Year. 7 a. m 7 Maximum It 1 p. m ....Hi Minimum U V i Raps $1,000,000 Gives No Flutter to Heiress of Monticello Fortune Comes to. Mrs. Music, but "I've Never Wanted Anything My Husband Couldn't Give" She Declares. BY MARY B. BOSTW1CK, Staff Correspondent of The Star. MONTICELLO, Ind., July 8. One of the faorlte1 Indoor and outdoor sports of the vast majority of the population, whether their lives are-set to the pleasant tune of being "well fixed" or to the sad faint melody of two thin dimes clinking one against the other is "If I had Sl.OOO.OOO!" Outstanding features of what they would enjoy should they be caught In such a pleasing avalanche of fortune range from steam yachts and pensioning all their relatives down to leaving the present Job flat as a fritter with a few scornful words, and then enjoying ice cream three times a day. with va rious gorgeous details thrown in, such as pearls, private cars, costly raiment, travel In foreign parts, $50-an-ounce perfume, platinum cigarette cases and sable coats. To Mrs. Ed Music, living on North Main street, has such a thing occurred the million dollar part of it. anyway. The million dollars has tapped with golden finger on the door of Mrs. Music's neat white painted two-story house, with the red geraniums on the front porch, and has been lecelved, if not with indifference, at least with none of the glad acclaim that might well be expected in such a case. CONTENTED WITH LOT. Mrs. Music, believe it or not, is absolutely contented with the share of the good things of life that had already come to her before her brother died in Humbolt, Saskatchewan, Can BEUEVE E1GHI DEAD IN FIRE ) VANCOUVER, B. C, July 8. VP) Eight persons were believed burned to death or to have died" from burns and Injuries In a fire In the Royal Alex, andra apartment house In the weit end of Vancouver this afternoon. The blaze starting on the fourth floor, rapidly spread to the fifth and sixth stories and trapped men, women and children, while police and firemen fought desperately to save them. Fears were expressed that the death toll would run higher than eight. Several in hospitals were not expected to recover. David Henderson, painter, was formally charged with manslaughter tonight. The complaint against Henderson alleges that the fire started when sparks from a cigarette he was smoking Ignited a can of liquid with which he was removing paint from the floor. NAVY FLIER BREAKS 6 WORLD RECORDS SAN DIEGO, Cal., July 8. VP)-Lieut. Byron Connell, naval aviator, today established two new marks for two-engined flying boats with loads f 1.0(C) and -MXK) kilograms, and smashed at least six world records, an unofficial check showed here tonight. Connell landed at 8:21:34 p. m., after having been in the air 11 hours 7 minutes and 18 seconds. He piloted a naval seaplane. In addition to new duration and distance records established by Lieut. Connell, he succeeded In bringing back to the United States from Italy the duration record for the load carried. The Italian record In the air was & hours and 41 minutes, and Con-nell's time almost double the former mark for duration. 2 BABIES BURNED TO DEATH IN HOME GOSH UN, Ind., July 8. t) William Knapp Jr., 3 years old. and his sister, Betty Jane, 1 year old, children of Mr. and Mrs. William Knapp, were burned to death shortly before mid-night when their home here was destroyed by fire of undetermined origin. Tii narenta. awav from home, ar rived ahnrtlv after the fire started. I The father was seriously burned In I .1 . . . ,t.A n.A Ml 1 1 . Bliemiumg lu irm.uc mo ...v w... dren. He was taken to a hospital along with Mrs. Knapp, who was In a hysterical condition. JURY LOCKED UP IN FLOGGING CASE TOCCOA. Oa., July 8. VP) The Superior court Jury trying W. G. Acree, principal of the Stephens county high school, on a charge of assault with intent to murder, In connection with the flogging here June 12 of Mrs. Ans-ley Bowers, was locked up for the night at 10:43 o'clock arter aeiiDerai- Ing a little more than tnree nours. No Indication was given at to how the twelve farmers composing the Jury stood. They will resume their deliberations at the opening of court tomorrow morning. ANOTHER OIL COMPANY A ACCEPTS MEXICAN LAW CITY OF MEXICO, July S.-VP) The Department of Industry and Commerce announced today that It had granted another foreign oil com. pany fifty-year concessions to oil lands acquired before 1917. which the department construes as acceptance by the company of the new petroleum law. The announcement shows that seven concessions were Ixsued to the Gulf Coast Corporation for tracts In the state of Vera Crux totaling about two thousand Ave hundred and ninety hectares' (about six thousand' four hundred and fifty acres). $ U. S. Policy; Naval ada, a week ago and made her the sole heir to his fortune, and doesn't intend to let the possession of great wealth change her way of living to any perceptible degree. She and her husband have lived in Monticello for twenty years, their home is here, they own property here, they've got friends here, and they're going to stay here, million dollars or no million dollars. The brother. Hairy Frederick, went to Canada twenty-eight years ago. He bought and sold farm lands, dealt In grain and horses, and prospered greatly. Mrs. Music hadn't seen her brother since he went to Canada, but they wrote to each other every two weeks. Mr. Frederick was a bachelor, and had frequently written to Mrs, Music that in the event of his death she would be his sole heir, though there are two other sisters living Mrs, J. A. Selby of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Hanson Upton of San Francisco, Cal. and one brother, John Frederick of Sidney, O. "I've never wanted for anything yet my husband couldn't get me." said Mrs. Music. "We've got our home here with three acres of ground. We CONTINUED OX PAGE TWO. 1 The Week's Wash IfM Title v Chosen by 1 Don Herold for the Humorous Column of His Which Appears in The Sunday Star Don Herold is a native Hoo-sier from Bloomfield but he Is residing In New York where he sees life In its many phases. Along with his word pictures he also Illustrates his column in characteristic Herold style. This Is One of Many Features of The Sunday Star INDIANA U. STUDENT INJURED SERIOUSLY Andrew E. Soudah, 27 years old, 370 North Pennsylvania street, an Indiana university medical student, was seriously Injured late last night ,at Twenty-fifth street and College avenue when, in an effort to avoid a collision, he overturned his automobile. Unconscious and apparently having brain concussion, he was rushed to the City hospital by Motor Policemen Raasch and Kverson. Soudah, a Junior at the medical college, has been detailed to outside service conducted by the city dispensary and was returning from a case after ordering his patient sent to the hospital. Me was following the ambulance west on Twenty-fifth street An automobile driven by Cecil Crabb. 4406 Carrollton avenue, approached from the north. To avoid a collision, Sou-dah whipped his car sharply to the right and it turned turtle in the middle of the itreet. The two automobiles did not collide. Soudah Is an Arabian and registered at the university from Palestine. He lived for a time In Muncle before coming to Indianapolis. REMOVE 100 PATIENTS DURING HOSPITAL FIRE MILWAUKEE. Wis.. July S.-KIP) More than one hundred patients Including several babies, expectant mothers and mother who within the last few days have been subjects of serious operations were carried to safety through dense smoke when fire broke out and for a time threatened; to destroy the south wing of St. Jo seph's hospital here tonight BRITON PLANS H0P0FF FOR U. S. NEXT WEEK SOUTHAMPTON, July 8. (I'nlver-sal Service) Capt. Courtney, the British aviator who will attempt a nonstop flight to New York, is expected to hop off from this point on Saturday, July 18, It was announced tonight 1 0 $ u BBS SNIPS Declares English Demand "Defensive Warships," While This Country Seeks "Offensive." REACTION IS CAUSED Attack Follows Friendly Session at Geneva Tripartite Conference. GENEVA. July 8. (Associated Press) The crisis in the tripartite naval conference suddenly became worse tonight. Moving from defense to attack In explaining the British position, W. C, Bridgeman, first lord of the British admiralty, used the words "offensive" and "aggressive" in describing those large types of warships, and especially cruisers, which the American delegation has been insisting on the right to maintain as best suited to the national needs of the United States. Mr. Bridgeman, talking to the press, painted a Great Britain that seeks only to protect herself by possessing a certain desirable number of small-sized "defensive" warships, while alluding to the United States he declared that It Is Impossible to reduce the total tonnages In the various categories of warships If tha maximum tonnage of Individual warships la to be pushed up until they become aggressive types. The first lord's declaration caused a reaction In American circles, which is characterized as "unfavorable" at the least, as it has created the Impression generally In Geneva that to the British way of thinking tlio United States Is seeking large-sized Individual warcraft because such ships are offensive and even aggressive. V. 8. BACKED BY JAPAX. Mr. Bridgeman's statement Is understood to be founded on tha fact that In discussing individual sixes of de stroyers and submarines, the American delegation advocated making the maxi mum displacement slightly higher than the British and on fact 'hat the Americans adopted an unyielding attitude toward the Eritish attempt to secure an agreement whereby the 10,000-ton cruisers authorized at Washington would eventually disappear altogether In favor of 7,!WK)-ton cruisers. The American delegation has fought for an agreement to make the total tonnage of warships as low as possible and has been backed by Japan in its endeavors. The Americans and Japanese have taken this stand because they are convinced that a genuine move toward disarmament and economy can be achieved only by a treaty which limits total tonnages and establishes levels beyond which the nations agree not to go. The Britisn demand is for he,rtght to maintain and replace cruisers whose total tonnage would far exceed the limits suggested by the United States and Japan. Acceptance of this. It Is contended, would force both the United States and Japan Into an Increased Instead of reduced building program. Mr. Bridgeman trained his guns on the United States after the forenoon session of the delegates, which was characterized by such smiling efforts to discuss the various problems In a friendly spirit and such a manifestation of good will that all present got the Impression that the situation had entered the realm of harmony and the determination to reach an accord at all costs. SHIPS SMALL AS rOBSIBLK. Mr. Bridgeman insisted that the only way to build navies strictly from the standpoint of defence was to make individual warships as small as possible. "We can obtain defensive tonnage by reducing the size of warships and guns which leads to reduced taxes," he said, "for if the British proposals were adopted It would mean the saving of 13,000,000 on each battleship and ?2,-500,000 on each cruiser." He declared that at the Washington conference, Great Britain did not favor large 8-Inch 10,000 ton "offensive cruisers" and added: "We have only got them now because In self-protection we had to lay down some. So against our will we have a high tonnage of these cruisers. If our wishes had prevailed, there wouldn't be any 10.000 ton cruisers in existence. They have been forced on us." Technical recommendations made by the spsclal technical committee at the conference were considered at today's executive committe, an official communique states this evening. The recommendations contained proposals of each delegation. t. g. MODIFIES PROPOSALS. Regarding cruisers, the American delegation Indicated certain modifica tions in Its original proposal. The Japanese stated that they were ready to reduce the maximum tonnage of cruisers to 1,000 tons, provided they were permitted to carry 8-Inch gun. Thb subject of smsll aircraft carriers was broached. The American delcRitlon, the communique said, stated that their agreement to all recommendations was conditional upon decision being reached upon the following two points; namely, a total tonnage limitation for all war- COM1MKO OK PAG IUBKK. 1 ill 0 ASK FOR TOWN NORTH OF CITY Residents File Petition to Incorporate Crow's Nest With Population of 74. (PUt on Pag 3.) Wealthy citizens living north of the city yesteiday took stfps to establish a town entirely separate from the city government and composed entirely of suburban estates. The town will be called Crow's Nest. It takes in territory In the Wclnity of Kensler boulevard and White river, whsre a number of exclusive homes have been built in recent years. The area now has a population of seventy-four persons. Thirty-seven property holders, in cluding some of the most prominent buolneas men of Indianapulis, and their wives, filed with the board of county commissioners a petition to hold an election to incorporate. H iny Dunn, county auditor, set July IS as the date for a public hearing on the petition. If the county commissioners grant the petition. Mr, Dunn will set a date for the election. The residents followed the example of a similar group living not fur away, who nearly two years ago It.corporated Shooters' Hill, also an exclusive resi dential community. Laws regulating Incorporation of towns provide that public notices must be posted before the petition Is filed. The Crow's Nest residents complied with the law and posted typewritten notices on trees In the vicinity. One was posted on a tree on the estate of Nicholas Noyes, treasurer of Kli Lilly & Co., and exprcsldent of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. Three similar notices wen tacked to trees in the vicinity. One was at the southeast corner of Sunset avenue and Kesster boulevard, another on the estate of Hlchard M. Fairbanks on Sunset avenue and the third on the property of W. Hathaway Simmons, manager of the Bemls Brothers Bag Company, on Sunset avenue. VOTERS' LIST FILED. Presented with the petition filed yesterday was a list of qualified voters, of which there would be forty-four; a list of property owners and a plat of the district. A census was taken June 9, the petition set out. Three residents of the community posted a l.'iOO bond guaranteeing o the commissioners that expenses of the election will be paid If the proposed Incorporation is disapproved. Signers were William R. Sinclair, vice president and treasurer of Klngan A Co., Frank D. Stalnaker, president of the indlaha National bank, and W. Hathaway Simmons. Those who signed the petition were: William R. Sinclair, Emily T. Sinclair, W. Hathaway Simmons, Jane T. Simmons, Richard M. Fairbanks, Rober-tlne Fairbanks, Sallle W. Barbour, Al bcrt M. Cole, Ruth Schuyler Cole, Jacob A. Goodman, Sarah W. Goodman, Henry C. Atkins, Frank D. Stalnaker, Cecelia M. Stalnaker, Frederic M. Ayros, Alma H. Ayres, II. 8. Cede. Elsie W. Cole, Florence Bingham, Joshua Hadley, Bertha Wiley Hadley, Sue W. Atkins, Henry C. Atkins Jr., Nora Maloney, Florence IMelcmeler, Robert J. Plelemeier, Edith Suren-camp, Nannie C. Medcalf, Mary Lynch, W. L. Templln, Essie Templln. Gushle Pollard, Grethel Pollard, Mary Sugrue, louls Luze, Martha A. Winner and Earl W. Illncharn. Territory to be Included In Crow's Nest extends west from White river and Kesslcr boulevard. The western ami southern boundaries are Irregular and follow the property lines of the petitioners! About midway of the west boundary tlje corporation line would drop over to Sunset avenue and ex tend south along that avenue for some distance. Then the corporation line would extend west of Sunset avenue to the boundary line of the Ayres, Atkins and Stalnaker estates fronting Sunset avenue. There are nine Incorporated towns in Marlon county Woodruff Place, Beech Grove, Southport, Speedway, Shooters Hill, Clermont, Castlcton, ltavenswood and Woodstock. MYSTERY MISSILE PUZZLE TO POLICE Food for detectives was grown at the corner of Meridian and Maryland streets last night when a sharp "pop" was heard and two persons were wounded. Fred Wherry, 33 years old, 1421 Spann avenue, who was standing on the corner, felt a tap on his left temple, removed his hat and found that he was bleeding. He was taken to the City hospital by the police emergency squad In charge of Sergt. Petit, where a sharp wound was found in his head.. Klmer Owens, 1110 Calhoun street, who was selling The Star at the corner, was struck on the leg by the mysterious missile, but suffered no ill effects. Police are at a loss to explain what struck Wherry and Owens, but expressed a theory that bits of rock or metal were broken by a street car or automobile and the pieces flew up on the sidewalk. EARL CARROLL BETTER; GOES TO WORK AS CLERK ATLANTA, Ga., July S.-ilPi Earl Carroll, New York theatrical producer, wflo entered the Federal penitentiary here one month ago suffering from a nervous collapse, was assigned to clerical work in the offices of the Institution today. He is serving a sentence of a year and a day for perjury. When Carroll arrived here he was unable to walk, and until today was under treatment in the prison hospital. "His ndnd Is perfectly clear," said Warden John W. Snook tonight, "and he was ready to go to work." . Beyond saying that he was assigned to "clerical work," the warden declined to deUIl Carroll's duties. 2 II fi V Crisis HEADS STATE BAR. JAM ICS A. VAN OSDOL. FRENCH LICK. Ind.. July 8.-James A. Van Osdol of Anderson was elevated to the presidency of tha Indiana State Bar Association In the closing session of ltd thirty-first annual meeting here today. Mr. Van Osdol has been vice president of the asso ciation. Mr. VanOsdol has for many years been prominent in professional affairs of the northern part of the state. Is now general counsel for the Union Traction Company and for some years has been chairman of the bar association's committee on education. In the latter capacity he has taken a leading part In sponsoring 'the annual high school oratorical contests designed to further the students' knowledge of the constitution. The story of yetterdny's srsnlon of Ihe bar noclatlon will be fuund oa page t. MS APPROVE FORUS STAND Leaders See Decisive Blow to Racial Antipathy in Repudiation of Articles. NEW YORK, July 1. (IP) Henry I Ford's statement repudiating anti-Semitic articles which had appeared In his Dearborn Independent and giving assurance against any future resumption of sdeh a policy was accepted widely today among Individual and periodical leaders of Jewish thought as a decisive blow to racial antipathy In America. The Jewish Morning Forward said Jews of America would receive the development with unbounded 'satisfaction, adding Mr. Ford'a "frank and courageous repudiation will have a tremendous effect In undoing the harm that has been done." MARSHALL FIRLISHES I.KTTKR. Louis Marshall, president of the American Jewish committee, made public through the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the text of his letter to Mr. Ford on July 3, accepting the manufacturer's formal statement as, substantially, closing the matter. "It Is my hope," wrote Mr. Marshal, "that never again shall tucl. a rc-crudesence of ancient superstltutlon manifest Itself upon our horizon." Aaron Saplro, In Saskatoon, Canada, acknowdedgeed that negotiations were under way to drop his Sl.OOO.OOO libel suit and expressed i conviction that Ford's announcement '"of the abandonment of the attacks of the Dearborn Independent against the Jews will do much to lessen the harm that has been done." The Saplro suit was declared a mistrial in Its first trial and was toon to come to trial again. St ITS MAT BE SETTLED. Out of Court Aetlon Looms on Ford Litigation as Result of Statement. DETROIT. Mich.. July S.-OPi Probability of out-of-court aettlement of all litigation pending against Henry Ford at the result of articles reflecting upon the Jewish people published in his Dearborn Independent, loomed today as the Immediate after-effect of a statement by Mr. Ford repudiating the articles and announcing that such writing never again will appear In the columns of the Independent. Mr. Ford's statement, copyrighted by the New York American and given out througn Arthur Brisbane, expressed "great regret" over any In-Jury the articles may have caused and added that a survey he had made showed him that "this Journal (the Independent) Intended to be constructive and not destructive, had been made the medium for resurrecting exploded fictions." The statement concluded with the assurance that "henceforth they (the Jews) may look to me for friendship and good-will." LETTER BY MARSHALL. Jewish Agency Gives Text of Reply to Henry Ford July S. NEW VORK. July 8. VP) The Jewish Telegraphic Agency says it has received from Louis Marshall, president of the Amelcan Jewish Committee, the following copy of the letter sent July 5 to Henry Ford, accepting the Detroit manufacturer' offer of a public renunciation of "the anti-Jewish campaign carried on In the Dearborn Independent since 1920:" 1 "1 am in receipt of your letter to Earl J. Davis accompanied by your statement regarding the long series of CONI1MEO OM PAG TURKS. ;.- rv r- ; v : ') r hit .!. fm.nmmmmmmmmnmmM 1 i 0 Worse III PLOT ID IE Mrs. Ida Le Bouef, Mother of 4, Tells of Hiring Trapper to Kill Louisiana Man. VICTIM LURED TO LAKE Slayers Mutilate and Weight Down Body Fishermen Detected Crime. FRANKLIN, La., July 8. (p) Their names linked in small town gossip for the past tvo years, Mrs. Ida LeBouef and Dr. Thomas Drther, prominent Morgan City physician, today admitted the conspiracy which caused the husband, James J. LeBouef, to be lured to a lake and slain. As a result. Eniile Vulllemont, district attorney, announced that a special term of court would be called soon to try Mrs. LeBouef, Dr. Dreher and James Beadle, a trapper who did the actual slaying, according to the confessions. Gossip had connected the names of the 48-year-old physician and the 3S-year-old mother of four children for two years, Sheriff Charles Pecot announced. In confessions to the officials, the physician and the woman told of a prearranged plan, for Mrs. LeBouef to lure her husband on a boat ride on Lake Palourde last Friday night, wli-n he wai slain by Beadle. Mrs. LeBouef said tha bad planned tha boat trip and bad Insisted that she and her husband take separate boats because she did not wish to be In the skiff when her husband was killed. "J followed in my boat about fifty feet behind Jim," she was quoted as telling Sheriff Pecot "When we passed the school house Dr. Dreher and Beadle cam up in their boat to within six feet of my husband. Tha doctor shouted, 'Is that you, JlraT Before Jim had a chance to answer Beadle tiad fired twice and In the darkness I saw my husband crumple forward In hit boat He groaned only once. KXTLAIXS FATHER'S ABSENCE. "After that 1 rowed back to toy brother's house and came on ham la my car. I explained my husband's absence that night and the next day us due to a quarrel. 1 assured my children that when their father's petty anger had cooled off he would return '' Dr. Dreher said that after Beadle had shot LeBouef with a gun he had given the trapper, the boat was towed ashore. After the body had ten slashed with a knife In such a manner that they bclievvd It would not rise to the surface, weights were tied to it and it was dropped Into deep water tn tha lake, he suld. Tha weights proved insutlicient to hold It In place, however, and fishermen found it several days later when their boat struck It In shallow water near the edge ot the lake. While Dr. Dreher and Mrs. LeBouef had admitted their part In the affair, the trapper, James Beadle, remained silent today. Beyond asserting that ha bad nothing to do with the murder ha maintained a sullen silence, even when urged to tell of his alleged part In tha affair by Dr. Dreher. Dr. Dreher told of meeting Mrs. LeBouef In a secluded section of Morgan City on the night after the crime when they sat for an hour in his automobile discussing It "I'm afraid, Ida, that they will put two and two together an.1 accuse us of this crime," lie told her, be said. He anticipated arrest throughout the time intervening after the body waa found and his detention, be said. Several weeks before the killing, LeBouef came to his office and threatened to kill him because of his suspected relations with Mrs. LeBouef, he declared. REQUEST SEARCH FOR FAMILY OF 3 GALLIPOLIS, O., July 8. VP) Police of several cities have been asked to search for Dr. and Mra. C. C. Myers and their 6-year-old daughter of Rio Grande, O., who have not been beard from since they left home on June 25 In a new automobile for Norfolk, Va., where Dr. Myers had been appointed Interne at the government naval hospital. Relatives became concerned over the family when officials at Norfolk telephoned today that they had not arrived at Norfolk. Dr. Myers, his parents said, had promised to write from various towns they passed through en route to Norfolk, but they have beard nothing. FOG-DEFYING LIGHT INVENTED BY YOUTH NEW YORK, July 8. VP) A fof-piercing light, which is visible for twenty miles In mUts, and which. It la asserted, would have guided Commander Byrd unerringly to a safe landing. . was described today by Raymond Mach- lett, youthful New Yorker, who invented It and who has interested Ihe United States government In his idea. Expert ot the bureau of standards have beens experimenting with the light and were said to have been satisfied with the malts. .A A.

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