The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on August 7, 1931 · Page 10
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The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana · Page 10

Indianapolis, Indiana
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Friday, August 7, 1931
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THE INDIAN APOLI TAR. Sports, Financial, Classified FRIDAY MORXIXG, AUGUST 7, 1931. SECOND S E C T I O N Entire Store Open Daily Until S, Including Saturday $12.50 Imported LINEN SUITS For Men Young Men 0 y With Vest, $1 Extra BIjOTK'S Third Floor. $18-$20 3-Piece Year 'Round ALL-U00L SUITS Sale Price w AC For Men Vll and ' Young Men BLOCK'S Third floor. $35 Hart Schaffner & Marx Two Grouser Blue Tropical Worsted Suit Sale rh Mm W n.( o85 s For Aen anrf young Afen BLOCK'S TAird Ffoor. SPORT COATS $5 .95 BLOCK'B TMri Flwr. Jfen't W(e FLANNEL TROUSERS $3.00 BLOCK'S Baiement Eton. HTKV Break $20,000 Baseball Pool POLICE HEST 2 BROTHERS RENT THE SPARE ROOM WITH A STAR WANT. Seize 300,000 Books-Snatch Tickets From Fire at Printing Plant. Three hundred thousand baseball pool books, representing "equipment' valued at $20,000. were seized in a raid at the Ferguson Printing Company, 322 North Senate avenue, yesterday afternoon. The baseball lottery, which police allege was operated by Sea Ferguson, Negro, 31 years old. 402 West Twenty-eighth street, and his brother, Denver Ferguson. 25 years old, 221 East Vermont street, supplied nearly all Negro poolrooms in Indianapolis with daily, weekly and monthly baseball pool ticket books. The Ferguson brothers, both of whom were arrested on charges of operating a lottery and gift enterprise and selling baseball pools, were busily engaged in burning the tickets for yesterday's baseball games when the raiders arrived. , Salvage Blazing Tickets. Lieut. Daniel Cummings and Lieut. Leo Troutman and Sergt. White and five patrolmen salvaged a number of the biasing tickets. Because the Fergusons were burning the tickets and had taken their record books to a secret place, Michael F. Morrissey, chief of police, expressed the belief that they had been "tipped off" that the raid was to be made. The Ferguson brothers were released on their own recognizance by order of Judge William H. Sheaffer of Municipal court, Room. 4. Patrolman Thayer learned that the baseball pool lottery was being operated at the printing company when he arrested William (Jack) Edwards, Negro, 219 Anderson street, on a charge of assault and battery in connection with a brawl with his wife. Edwards, before being searched by Patrolman Thayer, drew a number of baseball books from his pocket and threw them at his wife, saying, "You sell these." Tells of Job. When Patrolman Thayer seized the gambling tickets and asked Edwards where he got them, Edwards replied that he was a salesman for the printing company, employed specifically to dispose of baseball pool tickets. An additional charge of keeping a gambling device was placed against Edwards. Edwards was taken to the city prison, where he signed an affidavit for a search' warrant for the raid on the 'printing company. MAN IN WIFE DEATH CASE DENIED BOND Orus C. Taylor must stand trial on a first-degree murder charge growing out of the fatal shooting of his wife, Olive Berenice Taylor. July 12, Judge John W. Kern decided yesterday in Superior court. Room 1. Judge Kern held that there was sufficient reason to hold Taylor on a murder charge and denied a petition to release the accused man on bond pending trial. Taylor had confessed to police that constant nagging by his wife led him to shoot her, but he said in court yesterday that he intended to commit suicide and that his wife was shot when the shotgun was discharged while he was putting it to his throat. Mrs. Algela Given, 32 South Gray street, told the court that Taylor asserted to her that his wife's constant nagging caused him to shoot Her. HOME FINANCING FIRM OPENS OFFICE IN CITY A local branch office of the Home Finance Company has just been opened in the Medical Arts building by V. J. Kearney, formerly of Chicago. The Home Finance Company, dealing in auto refinancing and loans directly to the individual, has headquarters in Rensselaer and also operates branches in Hammond and Michigan City. The company has been established eleven years. M. L Myer of the Rensselaer office has been in Indianapolis for the last few days assisting in the establishment of the Indianapolis office. U.S. W.V.-POST TO HOLD ARMY DINNER SUNDAY Six hundred persons who are not members have been invited to attend the old fashioned army style dinner and outing to be held Sunday in Brookside park by the Harold C. Me-grew camp, United Spanish War Veterans, according to announcement made yesterday by officers. A large number of the 2,000 members also are expected to attend with - their families, making it one of the largest outdoor events of the summer. Louis Ludlow and William H. Larrabee, representatives in Congress, have accepted invitations. OIL COMPANY LEASES IN HENDRICKS COUNTY DANVILLE, Ind., Aug. 6. An Oklahoma oil company has filed leases here on sixty-five Liberty township farms comprising nearly ten thousand acres, on which they intend to drill for oil. Southern Hendricks county is thought to be "oil land" and several companies in past years have spent large sums drilling in the county without success. MAY CIT FARM HATES, Railway! of Argentina may rtduci rates en some agricultural product!. ELECTRIC PLAN T SOUGH T Tl North Manchester Invokes New Method to Acquire Insull Utility. A heretofore untried method of obtaining utility property for municipal operation was begun before the public service commission yesterday by the town of North Manchester. C The town officials seek to condemn the electric distribution system operated in North Manchester by the Northern Indiana Power Company. The method is provided in Sec. 105 of the Shively-Spencer act, it was said, which gives towns authority to condemn utility property where the property is located within the corporate limits of a town. Never Invoked Before, Although the section was contained in the original act, it never was invoked before, it was said at the public service commission offices. The North Manchester town board, headed by A. R. Eikenberry, president, recently adopted a resolution providing for acquisition of the electric distribution system through condemnation. "Said electric distribution system is being used and useful for the convenience of the public in said town of North Manchester, and it will be to the advantage of said town and the inhabitants thereof for said town to acquire said entire electric distribution system by condemnation, subject to the payment of such compensation and upon such terms and conditions as may be fixed by the public service commission of Indiana," the town board's resolu tion stated. Fail of Agreement. The resolution was adopted Aug. 3. Negotiations with ' officers of the Northern Indiana Power Company failed to result in an agreement on terms and sales conditions, the petition before the public service commission set out. The petition asks the public service commission to determine a fair valuation for the property and to fix terms upon which the sale shall be made. Another prayer in the petition Is for authority to issue municipal bonds for the amount needed to negotiate the purchase. The assessed valuation of the town is $4,039,800. The only outstanding debt is $6,000 in school bonds, according to the petition. The town already operates its own water system. Insull-Controlled Plant. The electric distribution system In North Manchester is part of a huge distribution system, similar to the "south system" of the Public Service Entire Store Open Daily Until 5, Including Saturday for Men and Young Men! $18, $20 and $25 Qualities Sale Price! EEKBI THIRD FLOOR Company of Indiana. Both are controlled by the Samuel Insull interests. Pending before the public service commission now is a petition of the Public Service Company of Indiana for authority to establish group rates for cities and towns of similar classification. The situation is practically the same in the field served by the Northern Indiana Power Company, it was said. However, there is no group rate petition filed on behalf of the northern Indiana company. MAN TAKEN fc)R RIDE, ROBBED OF $70, AUTO Louis Ryan. 1108 North Oxford street, was taken for a ride in his own automobile and robbed of $70 by two gunmen early yesterday morning, he reported to police. Ryan said that he was inspecting a vacant house in the 900 block on Sherman drive and when he returned to his car two men were standing there. One flourished a revolver and said to Ryan, "You'd better take us for a ride in the country." Ryan said that he was directed by the bandits to Sixteenth street and Emerson avenue, where he was robbed and forced from the car. BUSINESS COLLEGE GRADUATION TONIGHT Ten students will be graduated from the Lewis business college, 501 West Twenty-eighth street, tonight at commencement exercises in the Jones Tabernacle. 440 North Blackford street. Cornelius R. Richardson of Richmond, an attorney who served as special Investigator in the Virgin islands during the Coolidge administration, will be the principal speaker. The program will Include music by Mrs. Mary Singleton Hummons, organist; the Cosmopolitan School of Music quartet, piano numbers by Miss Mary Barbour and vocal numbers by Miss Lavore Blanks. Alumni to Award Medals. Medals will be awarded by the alumni, t The invocation will be offered by the Rev. A. J. Irvine and the benediction by the Rev. S. H. Marion. Diplomas will be awarded by Miss May B. Belcher, executive secretary of the Y. W. C. A. Members of the graduating class are the Misses Beatrice Moore, Sadie Gabbell, Geneva Floyd, Ollie High tower of Houston. Tex.; Mary Kathryn Porter, Ruby Blow, Regina Woodruff. Alia Matthews, Eleanor Banks and Thelma Short of Peru. Mrs. Violet T. Lewis, president of the college, was an employe on the clerical staff of the last Congress. STATE CAR THEFT FUND ACCOUNT IS OVERDRAWN The state automobile theft fund account, from which state police and title registration departments are op. erated, was overdrawn $2,934.52 July; 31, records in the office of Floyd E. Williamson, auditor of state, showed yesterday. The two departments are operated as a part of the office of Frank Mayr Jr., secretary of state. Disbursements of the department were shown as $151,817.77, while re ceipts were only $118,883.23. Accord ing to William P. Cosgrove, deputy auditor, there was an overdraft at the close of the last fiscal year. Records will be watched to prevent a similar condition at the close of the present fiscal year, Mr. Cosgrove said. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30. It is proposed to cover the shortage by making a transfer of funds from the newly created motor police fund. There was a balance of $38,-940.74 in this fund July 31. NEWS OF THE DAY AS THE PICTURES RECORD IT. 1- d'.A . ? V n : ON THE R I V K K Among those who are vacationing on the Tlpp e c a n o e river near Monticello, are, left to right: Ralph Ruddlll, Paul Gauck-stettpr and Ray Oliver ot Indianapolis. JINK TOGETHER This picture of noted educators and movie stars was taken recently in Hollywood, CaL, following a luncheon. They are, rear row, left to right: Charles Farrell, Dr. Augustus Thomas of Augusta, -Me., president of the World Federation of Education; Dr. H. E. Barnard, formerly of Indianapolis, chairman of the White House conference on child health and . protection. Front row: Miss Faith Wllliamj, bureau of home economics, Washington; Janet - Gaynor, Miss Florence Hale, Augusta, Me., president of the Natlonr.l Education Association; ' Eliisa Land! and Mrs. Barnard. imrnmmmmmmmi m ft x mm. wi mm h v : ' if . -f-i W 7 vj nOFNTEOrs CHOP-yTo the hot weather is attributed the luxuriant crop of apricots on a tree in the yard of A. W. Stewart, 1541 Shelby street. While the fruit is not a common one in Indiana, Mr. Stewart says his tree is 50 years old and bears heavily each year. The fruit varies In size. (Star Staff Photo.) 'rv.Ai6 " t jipi 1 a I V H . .YOUTHFUL WORKERS Cast ot the "Ice Fund Players,". who last night presented a show at Wlnthop avenue, proceeds. of which will go to The Star Penny lee Fund. In front are . Doris Mulford (left) and porothy Keller. Mlddl row, left to . . right: Vivian Mulford, Miry Mulford and Helen McOregor, and NOW A TREE A rosebush of" the Dame Edith Helen variety at the home of Arthur Ziege, 214$ Napoleon street, resembles ft small tree. Trim els reduced 'tha change. FOUR.HOrjK HAUL Thirty-five crappies and sunflsh, all snared in four hours by Stanley Werner, 9 years old, and his uncte, David Sellgman, 122? 'College avenue, at Mtshawaka beach, near rewauVet, HEADS SURVEY Silas Strawn of Chicago, head ot the United States Chamber of Commerce, told President Hoover yesterday that his organization was making a complete survey ot the unemployment situation and would submit a report Sept. 1., (Associated Tress Photo.) W M) nl NO BOBBED HA IK FOR HEU Mrs. Calvin Coolldse posed for camera men at the Coolidge family homestead in Plymouth, Vt, yesterday to still reports that she had had her tresses shorn. "RETIRED?" NEVER! Jimmy Doclittle, colorful American airman, announced yesterday that he would try for some of the. stakes In the national air races to be held in Cleveland, O., beginning Aug. 29. Jimmy is a "double" member of the Caterpillar Club. (Associated Press Photo.) 70 YEARS OLD Mrs. Edith Kermit Roosevelt, widow of former "President Theodore Roosevelt, celebrated her birthday yesterday. She spent the day receiving congratulations from her fifteen grandchildren and four children at her home in Oyster Bay, N. Y. S:..:.-:-;-:-: pjt-i' 'V, 1 BLAZING THE TRAIL Parker Cramer, who secretly slipped oft in his Diesel-powered plane to scout a path for an air mall route through Canada and the arctic wastelands to Copenhagen, caused a sensa-tioo. PRINCE AND PRIXCESS,. WELCOME Prince Jean de Liechtenstein and his bride, daughter of the late Charles Mae-Karland, wealthy Texas oil and cattle man, arrived In New York yesterday. They were married in London and left there Immediately by boat for an Jfcuerlcan honeymoon. (Associated Pr Fhgto.) A ....

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