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Monday, March 31, 1941
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9 WALLACE SOUNDS Retire NA7IIQM IVADMIMRi From Diredawa HUTCHINS DENIES Bridal Fred C. Bockstahler, Auto Salesman, Dies DR. SMITH CITES DCnDI C ACK WAD Succumbs Here 4 STEPS TO GOD nnt-iium nniimiiu I LUI LL noil HMIl THE INDIANAPOLIS ST Alt, MONDAY, MARCH 31, 1941. Enjoins U.S. to Remain Unyielding In Address To B'nai B'rith. Chicago. March 30. (U.P.) Vice-President Henry A. Wallace charged tonight that "Naziism Is endeavoring to dominate the vorld" and enjoined the United States "to remain unyielding and unflinching." "It must be remembered that when Nazi control takes place no one at any time or any place is safe against Imprisonment, degradation, torture and death," he asserted. Wallace adressed the triennial convention of B'Nal B'rith, a Jewish society. The speech was broadcast nationally and by short wave to South America. He said that "Nazi terrorism in terms of suffering to Europe" had shocked America into "clear thinking about the meaning of democracy," defining it briefly as "belief in the dignity of man." "Trje emphasis of constitutional democracy, which I trust will embrace the whole hemisphere, must be on education and toleration," Wallace declared. "We must not allow a Gestapo or cheka to get a foothold anywhere in this hemisphere." JN'azllsm Would Flourish. "We must remember that If England loses, the Nazi scheme of things will, unless proper safeguards are taken, come Into control within less than a year In certain of the Latin American republics." Referring to the Importance In democracy of racial and religious minorities, he declared that "the central core of both democracy and religion is respect for the dignity of man." . "Any civilization, in order to endure," he said, "must recognize that every Individual has placed in him or hera spark of the divine. "The most deadly of all sins is for a majority group to look down on, despise and persecute a minority group." Challenging the Americas, North and South, to "band together to maintain the sacred essence of democracy and religion," Wallace asserted that "no doctrine of state" is higher or broader than the doc trine of "the fatherhood of God end the brotherhood of man." British Columns Push On In Ethiopia, Pursue Foes In Eritrea. Educator Adds U.S. Must Become Totalitarian To Defeat Axis. Concluded From Page One. By Th ASSOCIATED FKLSS. Cairo, Egypt, March 30. The British forces in eastern Ethiopia speeded their advance on Diredawa today as reports,"-conhrmed in an Italian communique, reached Cairo that the Fascists had abandoned the city and were retreating westward toward Addis Ababa. Diredawa, with a population of 30,000, stands in a crook of the Addis Ababa-Jibuti railway, some 35 miles north of the ancient walled Mohammedan city of Harar which fell to the British last week. The railway is the onlv one link ing the Ethiopian capital with the sea. The British in Eritrea were marking up similar successes, a communique said, as thev Dursued the Italians from Cheren to As mara, the capital, in a drive to the Red sea where they would vir tually encircle the Italians in Ethiopia. Capture 3,775 Prisoners. "We have captured 3,775 pris oners, Including 68 officers, and a number of guns," the communique said of the chase to Asmara. Thus, military observers said, the British may complete their conquest of Premier Mussolini's East African empire before the torren tial equatorial rains set In in May. The British calculated that the Italian commander of the Duke d'Aosta, must have got away with 26,000 to 31,000 of his Cheren force. Observers believed the Italians would attempt to make a stand be fore reaching Asmara. The advance on both fronts was accompanied by heavy aerial attacks by the RAF, the South African air force and the free French air squadron. The Addis Ababa-Jibuti railroad, motor transports, troops and buildings in the various areas were bombed and machine-gunned. Head for Addis Ababa. Two other British columns in Ethiopia which left Mega and Dolo and took Neghelli a week ago are also moving on Addis Ababa, while in the west other troops were advancing in the Gondar region, north of Lake Tana. The general headquarters communique reported no change in Libya, but the RAF command said the British raided the harbor of Tripoli Friday night. Chicago, March 30. (.Tu. President Robert Maynard Hutchins of the University of Chicago said today that America should fight now if President Roosevelt's recent remarks about "total victory" over "the enemy" mean that the British, Chinese and Greeks "are our allies." "If this is so," he said, "it Is immoral to let them die for us while we sit safely at home. We should have been in the war from the start." j Asserting there was a chance) that the President's remarks were! for foreign consumption, Hutchins said that Mr. Roosevelt was mistaken if he was moving toward) war with "the conviction that the people want him to." And, he added, if the United States were "to proceed through total war to total victory over totalitarian states. It will have to become totalitarian, too. . . . "If we are actually to press on to total victory, we must light. We are not justified in hoping that the axis will suffer total defeat without full American participation in the war." "Xo Mandate for War." Hutchins spoke at the regular Sunday morning service In Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the university. The address was carried by the Mutual Broadcasting System. "The country wants to defend Itself, aid Britain and stay out of war, he declared. We nave neon told over and over again that we could do just that. . . . The pas sage of this (lease-lend) bill gave the President no mandate for war. The people want peace." Then he asked rhetorically: "If we go to war, what are we going to war for?" "We cannot use the word democracy to describe every country that is or may be at war with the axis. If Russia Is attacked by Germany, will she be welcomed into the choir of the democracies? "We are stirred, but not cnlight-ened, by the great phrase the four freedoms which the President has used as the general statement of our aims. Freedom of worship, freedom of speech, freedom from want and freedom from fear if called him to fill the position of judge of a newly created judicial district in 1911. The presidential election of 1912 saw Judge Brid-well as a candidate for judge of the Sullivan Circuit Court. He was elected and six years later voters gave him a second term. Long Party Worker. Judge Bridwell was his party's nominee for the Appellate Court judgeship in 1922, and was tendered the same honor in 1930. He was renominated by acclamation in 1934 and 193S. Long a loyal party worker, Judge Bridwell served in several capacities as a member of the Sullivan county committee. He was a mem ber of the Sullivan Methodist Church, the Indiana Democratic Club, the Odd Fellows, the Elks. Indianapolis Exchange Club and the Masons, being a Knight Templar, a Shrlner and a Scottish Rite Mason. Ho also was. a mem ber of the American Ear Association, the Indiana State Bar Association and the Sullivan County Bar Association. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Elsie Bridwell, and three brothers, Curtis Bridwell of Terre Haute, Frank Bridwell of Pasadena, Cal., and Samuel Bridwell of Sullivan. Funeral services will be at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon In the Billman funeral home at Sullivan. Burial will be in Center Ridge cemetery there. .. . . .t Ac in i v S . FRF.D HOC KSTAH1.F.K. Fred C. Bockstahler, 40 year old, an automobile salesman in Indianapolis 20 years, died early yes terday is his home, 3113 Carson venue. Mr. Bockstahler had lived here all his life. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Mr. Backstahler was an employe of E. W. Essie Motor Sales. Survivors are his father. Charles F. Bockstahler; a brother, Edward H. Bockstahler, and a sister. Miss Hazel Bockstahler, all of Indianapolis. Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the C. Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery. we go to war we go 1o establish these four freedoms everywhere. The President cannot literally moan that we are to fight on tiil the four freedoms ring everywhere. . . . The President cannot mean this, for It is a program of perpetual war. . . . Mr. Roosevelt must mean that by defeating the axis we shall rid the world of those governments at present most aggressive in their attack on the four freedoms. "If we enter this war, we shall lose what we have of the four freedoms. We shall lose the hope of realizing them. What we have, in this country, is hope. War, for this country, is a counsel of despair. It Is a confession of failure. It is national suicide. , . . "America has been called the arsenal of democracy. It has been called the larder of democracy. Let us make It the home of democracy. This is Americas destiny. YOU CAN GET THERE BY HORSE - AND - BUGGY -szr-(ri BUT A -JzB j I A II iiiiiiiii MOTOR CAR IS Set tyfucA fflette. wevm r& mm mrm There's a "Self-Starter " Too, in an Clectric WATER HEATER YOU wouldn't think of keeping a "one-hoss shay" in your garage, but the home in vhich you live may be harboring a water heating relic from horse-and-buggy days. Your water heating system is old-fashioned if it hasn't a "eelf-starter" to turn the heat on and off as needed without any effort on your part. It's wasteful if it heats more water than you need and allowg it to cool off in an uninsulated tank, and it'a aggravating if it doesn't heat enough. It's inconvenient if you can't have hot water without running up and down staira. Enjoy modern living with an Electric water heater, and save money with low-cost Electricity. rTT7TiT7TfTrrrrntrmTi'rn ClTi (TTfr (TP D CTTT ITTTp See the Westinghouse Eiedxic WATER HEATERS Christian Advocate Edi tor Preaches at Last Service of Series. Floral Company President Dies Mrs. Louise Pahud Asperger, 57 years old, 3407 Boulevard place, president of the Pahud Floral Company, Inc., and sccretnry-t l eas er of Asperger's Memorials, Inc., died yesterday in St. Vincent's Hospital. She had been ill four da vs. Mrs. Asperger was born In Indi anapolis, the daughter of Paul A. and Adelo Pahud. She was a graduate of St. Mary's School. She was married to Otto A. Asperger n 1911. She had been associated with the floral business at 34th street and Boulevard place nearly all her life. Mrs. Asperger was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, the Indianapolis Lieder- krnnz and the Woman's Society of Indianapolis Florists. Survivors are her husband; two sons, Otto A. Asperger Jr., and Harry II. Asperger, and three brothers, Charles G. Pahud, Alfred X. Pahud and Harry F. Pahud, all of Indianapolis. runeral arrangements have not been completed. Whether It be in the midst of the African bush or the cultured university circles of great American cities, men are seeking God, Dr. Roy L. Smith, editor of the Christian Advocate, said last night in a sermon at the Roberts Park Methodist Church. Dr. Smith spoke at the last of a series of meetings sponsored by the Indianapolis district Methodist! churches. His subject was, "Four Steps to God." l'he speaker said, "The first step toward God is described bv an old-! fashioned word called 'conviction.' Every man must feel a need of something to complete his life. He must feel a lack. First Step Tlui Taken. "He must feel that, he is, somehow, wrong that ho is pursuing the wrong objectives, working for the wrong purposes, or moving his life In the wrong direction. To have come to this position is to have taken the first step toward God. "The seond step Is also described by an old-fashioned word, called 'repentance. This Is more than remorse, and something very different from a regret for wrong doing. Any man who hopes to find God must not only he willing to admit that there is something wrong with his life hut he must also be willing to do something about, it. Thai is the second step, repentance. "The third step Is nn old-fash innen experience cnilea consecra tion.' J his means a focussing of all lire on one on ectlve. It means that anything that Interferes with the search for God must be sarr llced." Faith HrliiK Peace. "As the fourth step," Dr. Smith said, "he must have 'faith' that God will treat him fairly, justly and reasonably, He must trust God to be God. As he does so a peace and spirit of serenity comes Into his life that defies all ordinary explanation." The. Indiana Central College choir, directed by Miss Esther Pecker, presented several muslca selections. Ten Indianapolis Methodist churches joined in sponsoring the series of meetings. Claude StefTey, Barber, 33-Year Resident, Dies Clyde ateffey, r9 years old, a barber in the Hotel Warren bar bershop, died Saturday in his home, Z302 West Walnut street. Mr. Steffey was born in Hamil ton county. He had lived in Indianapolis 33 years and was a member of the West Michigan street Methodist Church. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Goldle Steffey, and two nieces and two nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon In the Conkle funeral home. Burinl will be In Crown Hill cemetery. The Rev. R. R. Cross, pastor of the church, will oflielate. RAYMOND COOPER 2d Floor Occidental Bldg., Cor. Illinois and Washington END OF MONTH SALE 11 Price Spring Costume Suits 3 Costume Suits, orig. $49.75. . .Now $24.75 4 Costume Suits, orig. $59.75... Now $29.75 5 Costume Suits, orig. $69.75. . .Now $34.75 2 Costume Suits, orig. $98.75. . .Now $49.75 2-Pc. & 3-Pc. Suits 3 2-pc. Suits, orig. $49.75 Now $29.75 1 3-pc. Cape Suit, orig. $110.00. Now $75.00 Special purchase 3-pc. Suits and Novelty Wardrobe Suits $29.75 Spring Dresses 8 Dresses, orig. $22.75. . .Now $10.00 CASH 3 Dresses, orig. $29.75 Now $19.75 5 Dresses, orig. $39.75 Now $19.75 2 Dresses, orig. $49.75 Now $29.75 2 Eve. Gowns, orig. $39.75 to $49.75 Now $18.00 1 Eve. Gown, orig. $49.75 Now $28.00 2 Eve. Gowns, orig. $69.75 to $85.00 Now $38.00 Spring Coats 6 Untrimmed Novelty Coats, orig. $49.75 Now $25.00 8 Special Purchase Coats $25.00 1 Fur-trimmed Dress Coat, orig. $98.75 Now $49.75 Newsmen Sec Sabotage On Ships; U.S. Action No Surprise to Italians MBS. MARY Fit IS. Mrs. Mary Frlsz, 80 years old, a native of Germany and a resi dent of Indianapolis 30 years, died yesterday in her home, 704 South New Jersey street. She had been ill three months. Mrs. Frlsz came to Indianapolis from Teutopolis, III. She was the widow of George Frisz, who died 30 years ago. Mrs. Frisz was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Third Order of St. Francis. " Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Kiser and Mrs. Antoinette Frisz, both of Indianapolis and Mrs. Mary U. Gelsert of Terre Haute; two sons, John F. Frisz of Springfield, O., and Joseph H. Frisz of Vincennes, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Deileth of Indianapolis and Mrs. Martha Maschino of Terre Haute. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Burial will be in St. Francis cemetery in Teutopolis. Mrs. Sadie Beck Dies Downstatc Washington, Ind., March 30 (Special) Mrs. Sadie Beck, 76 year old, widow of William Beck, former local businessman, died last night. Funeral rites will be Tuesday afternoon at the First Christian Church, with burial here. Surviving are three children, the Rev. Robert T. Beck of New Castle, Evart Beck and Doris Beck of Washington. Mrs. Beck came from a pioneer Washington family that had been active In insurance circles for half a century. . . . Edward T. Egan, 72, retired B. & O. Railroad engineer, died here yesterday. The funeral will be Wednesday morning. Surviving are the widow, Ida, and sister. . . . Mrs. Jennie Catherine Riley, 70, died here today . Last rites will be Tuesday afternoon. Surviving are three children and a brother. Baltimore, March 30, CI') Newspapermen and photographers saw smashed engines and machinery on one of two Italian freighters seized In Baltimore harbor today by coastguardmen, . who refused comment on the possibility their crews may have planned to lira the vessels. During the tour through the (5,1 40-ton Pictro Campanella, a Const Guard olllcer picked Up a small can stuffed with kerosene-soaked waste and threw It. into the bay. Similar pieces of waste were observed in other parts of the. ship. Asked If it appeared the Italians had planned to set the vessel allre, the guardman said: "I don't know, but you can try to figure out Just about anything you want 1o." A sledge hammer lay on top of the still-waim engines of the Pictro Campanella and cylinder heads had been unbolted and smashed, along with pistons. Ml lad With Cinders, Clay. One cylinder block was filled with cinders and fire clay, a guardman said. The steam steering apparatus likewise was smashed with another sledge hammer lying near by. Gears wer e broken, axle rods bent, with the steam Intake pipe knocked loose from tho machine. Evidence of the hurried departure of the Italian seampn was seen in canins, ourm cjuaneis aim rnessroorns. Lieut. W. C. Capron, acting port csptain, led 4: heavily armed gunrdmen when they swarmed nhoarrf. the Pictro Campanella and the second vessel, the 4,867-ton Euro, anchored side by sidp. "We had no trouble," Capron said, "because we made it plain we meant business." Crew Tack Sea Bags. Crewmen hastily packed sea bags with belongings and were taken ashore, after which newsmen were permitted to Inspect the damage. Partly filled wine glasses and coffee cups in the officers' mess gave evidence of an interrupted meal. On the wall was a color picture of Premier Mussolini. In the seaman's mess pictures of both Mussolini and Adolf Hitler were tacked on the wall. On a table was a half-eaten dish of spaghetti and bread. No damage was seen 8bove deck, where winches and other loading mechanism were rusty from disuse since the freighters tied up here when Italy declared war on England and France. Chicago Politician's Daughter Dies In Dixie Miami Beach, Fla., March 30. CP Mrs. Mary Nash Ross, 30-year-old daughter of Patrick A. Nash, prominent Chicago political figure, died early today at her winter home here after an illness of three weeks. Survivors include her husband, George F. Ross; her parents, a son, Gtorge Nash Ross, and two brothers, Tom and John Nash of Chicago. The body was sent tonight to Chicago. y New Orleans, La., March 30. ,1 Ofllcers and crew members of two Italian freighters seized here today apparently expected the United States to take over tho vessels, said the const guard officer who led the party making the seizure. Machinery on both ships, the 3,187-ton Ada O and the 3,3155-1011 Monflore, Imd been systematically wrecked. "The ofllcers of the ship seemed not at all surprised when I told them I had orders to take over," declared Lieut. E. J. Roland. "I told them I wanted the crews mustered, and they Just said something like 'All right,' and hnd the first ofllcers line up the men. "The crew seemed ready to go. "All of them were very pleasant and very happy that they'd done such a good Job on the engines. I don't think there's a piece of machinery aboard that Isn't damaged." Lieut. Roland said the coastguardmen "went over the ship with a flnc-tooth romb" searching for a possible time bomb, but found nothing. Tho Italian crew apparently spent days, possibly weeks In destroying the ships' working apparatus. Propellor shnfts of both vessels, 14 Inches (hick and made of the hardest steel, had been cut tiirougn ny hacksaws. There was no electric power aboard. From the anchor winch to the boilers, the men had gone to work with hand drills, sledge hammers, chisels, axes, and files. The cylinder heads were smashed, connecting rods broken, gears, bearings, and pumps slashed and pounded. The boilers were drained and fires kept going, to burn out the tubes. The wireless, sealed ulnce the vessels' arrival more than a year ago, wan not disturbed. Democracy Peril Seen by Willkic Says Totalitarian Ways Would Undermine U.S. Living Standard. New York, March 30. CP) Wendell L. Willkie asserted today "that our very prosperity and standard of living the pre-requi-sites to the continuance of our democracy cannot be maintained in a world where totalitarian methods of trade prevail." "One also knows," he said, "that with tho triumph of the military autocrats our own land would become an armed camp and we would consume our substance and liberties In its sustenance. And above all, if we turn our cyeg inward, we shall lose our soui by abandoning to its enemies our most precious heritage liberty. "That is not America's answer. America must and will uphold the hand of Britain." Willkie spoke under the auspices of the British War Relief Society. Morgenthau Asks Reports On U.S. Security Holdings Washington, March 30. JV Secretary Morgenthau called ioday for detailed monthfy reports by banks and insurance companies of their holdings of securities issued or guaranteed by the unitea States. In a letter to 6,500 bankers and 1,000 insurance executives, the Treasury head said that such reports were necessary to conduct the defense financing program with greatest facility. The data is not obtainable from present Treasury records, he said, explaining that it was wanted for his "confidential use." Yes, a great change, in funeral procedure. It goe much farther than the replacement of th ornate hore-drawn hearse by the refined funeral coach of today. The funeral of today is a service for the living, a service which not only honors the departed, but becomes a source of comfort and consolation to those who remain. This type of service Is exemplified in the new-day memorial developed and rendered at Peace Chapel. m :t aTifir t VMtt Al ABVhftt fiMdyuinioonG PIICI CMML 2050 L MICHIGAN ST. CHERRY 602(1

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