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13 THE IXDIAXAPOLIS STAR, SATURDAY, JUXE 20, 1030. GIFTS BRING ICE TO HER. INDIANA'S BEST SHOE STORE ' AUTO NEWS. T Seven Million Units Must Be Sold This Year, Says Dealers' Bulletin. ri""-i"",t-i" u i I i i i : "r-p i MA K PROFITS 01 A Gift For Opera Slippers The Groundwork for Homes of Solid Comforfl Men's Sizes 6'2 to 1 1 Comfy, well mode slippers fo remind him of you erery time he ilipt them onl Fine kid uppert . . . fletible leather solesl Choice of blue, brown, black or Burgundy, Escalators to Block's Air Cooled Dowmtairs Store, RAINBOW VETERANS TO CONVENE TODAY Col. Ruby D. Garrett of Kansas City, Mr., national president of the Rainbow Division Veterans, will be guest of honor at the. r-lght-eenth state convention of Indiana veterans of the division here today. The entire top floor of the Hotel Washington will be devoted to convention activities. Advance enervations have been made for detections coming from Bloomington. Martinsville, Shelbyville, Noblesville Lafayette and other cities in the state and many other members h Indianapolis. Registration at 10. The convention will open with reg islration at 10 o'clock this morning followed by a luncheon-meeting al noon. During the afternoon, infor ma! reunions of units of the 150th field artillery "will be held. At 4 o'clock a business meeting will he held with election of state officer! and appointment of delegates to the national convention in Kansas City Julv 111 to 15. Audley S. Dunham of Indianapolis is the retiring state president. The convention dinner tonight will be at 6:30 o'clock. Bob McKitlrlck's orchestra and other musical and novelty acts will comprise the entertainment program. MaJ. Sidney S. Miller of Indianapolis will be toastmaster and Col. Garrett will be the principal speaker. Other Guests Named. Other dinner guests will Include Earl T. Bonham, Indiana president of the first division Veterans' Association; Col. H. Wier Cook, ace aviator In the World War; Everett C. Watkins. Washington correspondent of The Star, and William M. Herschell of the Indianapolis' News During the formation vision in the summer kins and Herschell Dress eorresoondents at Fort Ben jamin Harrison and at Camp Long Island. N. Y. COMMISSION RULES District of Columbia Body Asks His Admission to Mental Hospital. WASHINGTON, June 19 t.T-The District of Columbia commis sioners filed a petition In court to- i day asking that Representative Marion A. Zioncheck of Washington i be Interned in St. Elizabeth's Hos- j pital, an institution for mental and nervous cases. The commissioners contended Zioncheck was insane. The representative has been under mental observation at Gallinger Hospital where he was taken after a series of events ending with two visits In the White House where he left empty bees bottles and moth balls for President Roosevelt. Hearing to Be June The commissioners -a three-man hoard which governs the national capital filed their plea in the District of Columbia Supreme Court. Hearing was set for June 26. Zioncheck was informed of the court's action by newsmen as he peerd through a window in his room at Gallinger Hospital. "They're railroading me," he said. "There is nothing wrong with me." The petition said the commission believed Zioncheck "to be an Insane person with homicidal or otherwise dangerous tendencies," SKATING PARTY ADDS 11.75 TO FUND TOTAL Concluded From rage One. flclent amounts to buy their own ice. Donations have come from every source from the neighborhood performance of children to the more substantial amounts of civic leaders. They all have found their place of service. The Penny Ice Fund truck fn out on regular route every week day, but so large is their list that the needy can be reached only three times a week. Special Dads! ! Vj iit.nnr ..I.,.,- I COI,. It I It V I). GAKKKTT. napoiia new. 2lK5s5 SEAMEN IN JAIL, a t.',. Pan. 1 GOLD HUNT AT END ' " , i l ii r i LOIiq-OOUUril Urail rUUIIIIieU by Government Boat-Crew Defiant. GEORGETOWN, British Guiana, June 19. i.fi Five English fishermen who ran away from Grimshv April 2 with the trawler Girl Pat and dodged arrest on both sides of the Atlantic were held incommunicado in jail here tonight, i Their romantic search for pirate i gold was at an end. A steamship of the British Guiana government rammed the Girl Pat and captured the defiant five when they refused to surrender. Charges of marine theft have been plneed against the seamen by an agent of Lloyds. Conduct Long ((nest. The owners conducted a long and often-balked quest for the five, who left Grimsbv presumably bound for the regular fishing grounds In the North sea but instead headed for Spain and then down the coast of Africa. The boat followed a strange course, hurrying from ports before her papers could he checked. She went ii,. ci... i . . . ;past the Salvage Islands, where re- ports said Capt, Kidd hid a fortune ! in gold to the west roast of Africa. Ten days ago she bobbed waters and tip In a new South American search was on. As the heat Increases, it is difficult for the families to make the ice last over Sunday. They must wrap it in sacks or paper, place it in a tub and pack their milk or food around It as best they can. To assure them greater aid. send your donations to the Pennv Ice Fund, m North Pennsylvania "street or bring them in person to the rashier's window of The Star at that address. Special to The Indianapolis Star. ST. LOUIS, . Mo., June 19.-Auto-, mobile dealers will he required to sell In the neighborhood of seven million used motor vehicles during the current year, according to an article appearing In the June Issue of the N. A. D. A. Bulletin, official or-?n of the National Automobile Dealers' Association. , Used car buyers outnumber new car purchasers at least two to one, the article states, and the tremendous volume of used-car business handled by automobile dealers illustrates the size of this secondary market, both for sales and service requirements. Chance for Profit. Commenting on posHihilities which exist in this potential $2,000,000,000 business, Arnon N. Benson, assistant to the president of N. A. D. A., pointed out that many automobile dealers fail to recognize the used-car business as an asset, which, if properly developed, should return profits. Used cars represent unused transportation, Mr. Benson said, and the buyers of used cars are primarily interested in obtaining a motor vehicle which will fill their requirements in this respect. l.lfe Lengthened. Many years of low-cost transportation exists in used cars now on dealers' lots, due to the fact that the ; remarkable improvements in design and workmanship incorporated In I automobiles In recent year has lengthened the life of the automobile many months. As a result, used car buyers today are assured that they will receive full value for their money, particularly if they select their automobile from a reputable, automobile dealer in the community who is prepared to stand back of the merchandise ho handles. SUM LEAVES FURY OH CENTRAL WEST Mercury at 107 in Kansas City Heavy Rains Help in Other Sections. BY THE AHNOt I ATKI) TRUSS. A blistering sun centered Its June fury near the geographical heart of America yesterday, while cool north breezes and heavy rains snapped a prolonged heat wave in other sections of the country. The mercury boiled up to 107 degrees in Kansas City, Mo., during the afternoon. Headings of 100 degrees and higher were ordinary in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. The abnormal heat continued northward with lessening intensity and elsewhere temperatures generally were below their June normals. Rains ranging from one to four Inches broke a seventy-day drought In the Southeast, but came too late to save millions of dollars in sun-seared crops. 10 In Oklahoma. Further heat record assaults were reported In Oklahoma, where readings of KKI to 108 degrees were general. There was no immediate hope of rain in the state. Chicago, however, wna comparatively cool, with a noon thermometer reading of lii degrees. Scattered showers in Ohio washed away the heat there after one death had been renoited. Four persons were killed and building and crop damage ranged into the hundreds of thousands of dollars around Albany, N. Y struck hy a two-dav seice of rain and hail, i other crops In the section were i "greatly benefited" bv the down pours. Two persons were killed and considerable damage done by lightning, rains and strong winds in Virginia. Northwest Near Normal. From the Rocky Mountain state northwestward Into Alaska near normal weather prevailed. Light rains served to break up the abnormally hot weather In Alaska but failed to check a serious forest lire, burning along a fifteen-mile front north of Anchorage. A live-inch snow fell In the old Colockum stagecoach pass of Washington and unsettled weather carried a threat or additional crop damage mt( that state. North central temperatures returned to normal after rising above the century mark in many sections Thursday, Leib Malach, Yiddish Writer, Dies in Paris PARIS, Juno 19. (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Leib Malach, 42 years old, Yiddish poet, playwright and novelist, died suddenly today following an operation. widely In South America and the rest of the world. He spent Ave years in ,n" l'"'"' States, where some of his plavs were performed on the Yiddish , j,,. H.s best known work is "The Dregs," a drama of underworld life ! 'n Warsaw. Guards Bring in Convicts After Indiana Train Fight LEAVENWORTH, Kas., June 19. UP) Battered, subdued and in chains, eight rebellious convicts who battled their guards aboard a prison train last night in Indiana were brought to Federal Penitentiary hers today. The eight, bandaged and with marks of battle on their faces, wers hustled from the railway car into a bus and under the heavy guard taken to the penitentiary. AWARDED FELLOWSHIP. Miss Julia Henderson of Indlsnap-olis, a graduate of Butler University in 19 M. has been awarded a fellowship in Greek and Latin St the University of Chicago for the 19:16-19.17 school year. During the last year Miss Henderson 4ook gradual work at Chicago. j '''!isl4tf Freeman "Whites" h- frV-i In a luxurious grade Xk S-O b' . ' .fiNt ; of soft, cream. jk ik- U 1 V; Ur;4 buckskin y 4 $C , ' i,M also smooth jUl - Q and a ?A Gifts to the Penny Ice Fund nlve this young woman a lift. S T . JnA , J f X y,,- The fund makes It possible for her to get the Ice. She needs no C X'''N?vVs' J' f f ' 1 ' help taking U home. To keep her supply safe send jour dona- ,b f ' ,y ' ; tions to The Htar-Halvatlon Army Penny Ice Fund, 301 North - i& & '?F f ' I'cnnsylvanla street. f 'S'&y' ji$ W ' i inWAI I THOU GRIMSLEY RETURNS A yfh" Jf ' :'A LOYAL LEGION F-Jyi Jf War Hero Urges Preserva tion of Americanism Officers Renamed. Richard P.. Ilobson, Spanish-Amer ican War hero and president of the Public Welfare Association, Inc.. asked preservation of true Americanism at a meeting of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Indiana Commandery, in Foster h-.M on the J. K. Lilly estate yesterday. Ho appeared before the Republican national convention in Cleveland, O., and will addresa the Democratic na tional convention in Philadelphia, Pa , to promote Americanism. Olllrers Re-Klected. Odicers were re-elected. They are Mr. Lilly, commander; Meredith Nicholson Sr., senior vice-commander; James W. Fesler, junior vice-commander; Albert P. Smith, recorder; Maurice K. Tennant, regis trar; Henry C Adams, chancellor; Dr. M. L. Haines, chaplain; Evans Woollen, treasurer, and K. L. Olcott Jr., Kichard S. Tennant, John Fesler Lance. F.mmett J. Hall and J. Dunne Dungnn, members of the council. New members elected are Dr. Harry C. Kahlo, Henjamin F. Clay-pool. Sidney S. Miller, Imis K. Smith, Byron K. Klliott, Ileily C. Adams. David C. Braden, Charles B. Cook, Dr. Beverly K. Westfall. Guy A. Wainwright, William Henry Harrison, John T, Jameson and Donald B. Jameson. Mr. Klliott lives in Boston, Mass., and the other members are residents of this city. SLAYER OF WOMAN ASKS TO BE HANGED "Woman Hater" Balks at Chance to Escape by Insanity Proceedings. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., June 19. (.Ti--Insanity proceedings today gave Albert Walter Jr. an avowedly unwanted chance to escape the gallows for the "silk stocking" slaying Of pretty Blanche Cousins. "I appeal," said the US-year-old wanderer when Public Defender Ger ald Kennv told Superior Judge Lite T. Jacks he believed Walter insane. "I wsnt to be handed. This is a good way of committing suicide." Despite his protestations Kenny '" " I" " ''""'""''. entered a plea of not guilt v bv rea ?' """" " lnP "-'' ' lor June I A coroner's jury heard the police version and held Miss Cousins had been "murdered" by the "woman- hater. Walter, former New York restaurant manager, walked into a police station Wednesday night and led odicers to an apartment in the fashionable Nob Hill section. There the police found the 31-year-old woman strangled to death a silk stocking knotted about her nck. Walter admitted assaulting her. He QUEST OF SELASSIE LIKENED TO KRUGER'S LONDON, June 1 9. .?) While Halle Selassie prowls Europ seeking sanctuary and Justice, diplomats are asking each other whether he will become a second Paul Kruger. Observers find sn amazing parallel i against many barbarous Kaffir tribes to the Negus and his present visit ' to Europe in the events of thirty six years sgo when Imperialism and exploitation of the great power in Africa still were fashionable. Paul Kruger was President of the South African republic that finally fell, to Great Britain in the long, bloody and exhausting Boer War thst ended in 1900 to bring the whole southern tip of the dark continent under British domination. Set Out For England. Defeated, but with the plaudits of the world ringing in his eers for his sterling defense of his homeland, Kruger set out for Europe to enlist sympathy for the Boer cause while his countrymen carried on their guerilla campaign. A Dutch man-of-war brought Kruger northward, just as a British cruiser later carried the Emperor of Ethiopia away from his devastated native land.' In the Sues canal, Kruger wa saluted by every ship except British ship. Landing at Marseilles he was acclaimed by an immense crowd, similar to that which greeted the Negus when his train pulled in at Waterloo station in London recently. His speech there was, too, a remarkable parallel to the statement the king of kings made in London. Said English Hurhnrnus. "The war in South Africa," Kruger declared, "ha exceeded the limits of barbarism. I hav fought (4 Shoes of quality con- 1 Ml struction . . . fitted right T-, jti I-f S9 ff A J v-y '' shoe experts. ''" jjr , I Men's Dept. Second I f$ j f) Floor. xfe J&ZI NlimiWll KARL GRIMSLEY. ClllTS fHi? IT) Earl Grimsley, 502 Highland drive, has returned to the staff of Rogers & Co., 5 North Illinois street, jewelers. He was in the employ of Rogers from 1MH to 19;!4. He is a graduate of Arsenal Technical High School and attended Indiana University. Mr. Grimsley is widely known in retail jewelry circles. BATTLE SCENE Grotto Fireworks Exhibit July 4 to Represent Chateau Thierry. The battle of Chateau Thierry will be re-enacted in a display of fireworks when the Sahara Grotto presents its fourth annual fireworks show at 8 o'clock Saturday night, July 4 in the Butler bowl. Other pyrotechnics will provide elaborate entertainment. The American Legion Auxiliary drum and bugle corps, Sahara Grotto drum and bugle corps, the Blue Devil drill team and TiOU young people of the recreation department of Indianapolis Park Board will be part of a cast of SU0 to present a I pageant. The displav will be open to the public with reserved and box seats and special accommodations for children. In case of rain the program will be held the following evening. said he choked her to death because she resisted his advances. In Idaho Fall, Idaho, a letter written by Miss Cousins to Miss Dorothy Edmonds, a friend, revealed the victim had found happiness in her short acquaintance with Walter. Walter told police an affair with a woman when he was 11 embittered him so that he had devoted his life "to revenge against all women." He ssserted he had a wife In New York city. 'n Hie course or my me om wiry . I i ...... K. I. n n 1 1 b V. art iioi wo uni umiuui. ..,,, who have burnt our farms and driven our women and children into destitution." The Negus's statement read like he might hsve been plsglisrizing Kruger. though he wes talking about Itslv. , "We were living peacefully In our homeland and had never menaced other people," Selsssie ssid "An invader came and destroyed our homes and defenceless people. Our subjects were poisoned, burned and decimated by gases sgainst which they had absolutely no means of protection. Our troops saw devastated fields and ruined villages covered with the bodies of the aged and of women and children massacred behind the lines by the pitiless aviation of the enemy." Enthusiasm Soon Died Down. Britain however was resolved to keep South Africa, and in the face of this fact enthusiasm for Kruger oon died down. He died in 1902 in a villa at Claren on the edge of Lake Geneva, a broken and disillusioned old msn. Observers here remembering this episode, find the parallel continues with Halle Selassie's Intention to go to his villa in Switzerland. They wonder how long the reported flftv-one boxe of gold thaler ha hss will last, and whether the final chapter will end as it did for Kruger jmly a third of a century before. T BE WN New York Central Luxury Streamliner, The Mercury, Attains 93M.RH.iti Test Performance on Run to Sheff and Return Pleases Experts Flier to Go in Mile-a-Minuie Detroit' Cleveland Service. BY MARY E. BOSTWICK. Luxury plus in the modernistic manner whizzed across the Indiana landscape at a top speed of ninety-three mile an hour yesterdny when the New Y'ork Central system's streamlined train, the Mercury, built in the Beech Grove shops, made its first test run. By the dawn's early light spproxi-mstely sixty experts in vsrious lines such ss brakes, air conditioning, lighting, electric devices and refrigeration assembled t the Union station to board the train. Destination was the town of Sheff, 102 miles swsy, near the Illinois-Indiana state line. Never heard of Sheff? That makes it even Sheff probably never heard of you, either. It was selected ss the terminus because tracks snd switches are laid out in such a manner as to make it the most convenient place to turn the train around and head it back toward Indianapolis. Christening Next Week. The train isn't designed to accommodate Indianapolis travelers, however. It was built for the run between Cleveland, O., and Detroit, Mich., 165 miles in 170 minutes, cutting down the previou schedule by a full hour, and will be put in operation about July 15, after being exhibited In New York and other citie in the East, following it official christening in Indianapoli next week. The Mercury ha a It chief mi-ion the recapture of customer lured away from rail transportation by busses, boats, airplane and privately owned automobiles, and it was the consensus of the sssembled expert that if the Mercury can't do the trick, nothing can. The experts were too busy with their dials, gauges, foot-rules, brake inspections and what-not to pay very-much attention to the beauty of the train itself, but the handful of citizens who. bv specisl invttstion. csme for the ride, had ample opportunity during the six hours they were aboard to see everything and to msr-vel at its beauty, comfort and convenience. Entire Population Turn Out. At many stations the entire population turned out, to stand by the tracks and ways as the train flashed by. a modernistic blur of gray, silver and black, the cars coupled in such a manner that the entire train seemed one unbroken unit. The Mercury was designed by Henry Dreyfuss of New York, noted industrial designer, who was on board yesterday and who ststed, with Justifiable gratification, that the finished train hardly differed ti the slightest degTee from the pictures that thronged his brsln when he took up his pencil, psper and colors and made his preliminary sketches. ' Mr. Dreyfuss designed everything hut the entrine. The engine is a brand new affair of the Pacific type, i with a pointed prow and as streamlined as a comet. I The whole train I sir conditioned, i the temperature adjusted so as not to form too great a contrast to the tem-I perature outside. Right back of the Isngins is a combination baggage ' car and coach, followed by another coach and the kitchen coach, in '.II rtf which iho rttalnmnn pan rirlp in style for 2 rents a mile, to coin a couplet to which the New York Central is welcome if it want it. (oeducatlonul Smoking Room. Stainless teel fittings, leather upholstery in pleasing shades of brown or blue and lighting effects that make reading a pleasure are among the enjoyable features, to say nothing of a coeducational smoking room in the second coach. At either end of this coach are photo murals, one showing the Cleveland sky line, the other that of Detroit. The kitchen is all stainless steel. It has a cavernous refrigerator, I cooling boxes, storage boxes, sink and coal ranges, and a chnrcoal I range for those who are fussy about their steaks. Right back of the I kitchen is the diner, with a seating capacity of fifty-six. Paneling of ; flexwood. Venetian blinds snd rust I and white striped curtains specially ; woven of Rodier fabric as are ail ! the curtains on the Mercury are i part of the diner's decorative I scheme, ss well as glass Inclosed j.spaces filled with growing plants. I Between the diner and the kitchen i is an 'elboy. button" for overladen waiters the waiter just touches this button with his elbow and the door swings open. Doors operated by an "eye beam" in a positively spooky manner are Installed In all the cars. At the approach of a passenger, an invisible doorkeeper swing the door open, much to the passenger's astonishment Vast Semicircular Bar. The bar lounge, with its (lex-wood paneling, leather chairs of red, tan and blue, is dominated by a vast semicircular bar of walnut picked out in black, backed by an enormous mirror. The . parlor car is done in blue and tan, with a most intriguing compartment in the center where big business men can get together and talk things over amid an environment of beige leather settees with limousine arm rest and adjustable tables with cork tops. The parlor observation car bring up the rear, i with its end section all glass on-j closed and curving to point. Seats I are arranged back to back in the I center, so that the passenger cm gsze out at the landscape flitting hy j instead of sitting and staring at the j face of the other passengers. : Ususlly the end car wags consider- ably, but while the Mercury was making ninety-three miles an hour. ! a glass brim full of water was placed on a ledge and not a drop spilled over. Experts Have Busy Day. Numerous stops were msde on both the outbound and inboard trips, and at each stop experts of all descriptions swarmed all over the train, relentlessly searching for things that weren't working right. Outside of a few minor matters, everything worked perfectly. F, H. Hardin of New Y'ork, assistant to President Frederick E. Williamon of the New York Central, announced the result of the test run a "completely satisfactory." Included in the list of experts who kept a hawk-like eye on their own specialtie every second were C. F. Smith, general manager of traffic transportation: W. H. Flynn, general superintendent of motive power and rolling stock; P. W. Kiefer, chief engineer of motive power snd rolling stock : E. P. Moses, engineer of rolling stock; W. L. Lentx, engineer of motive power; H. W. Faus, in charge of the test department: J. S. Henry, Wice-preaident of the Safety Car Heating and Lighting Company, and John Brosart, master builder, all of New York. W. H. Mussey, research engineer for the Pullman Company, and Peter Park, chief mechanical engineer of the Pullman Company, both of Chicago; H. H. Helmbright, railroad lighting engineer for the General Electric Company, Cleveland, and T. V. Buck-waiter, representative of the Timken Roller Bearings Company, Canton, O. Big Day for Mr. Orr. Indianapolis representatives of the railroad on board Included J. N. ietnon, division passenger agent; D. R. Cooper, passenger representative; H. O. Schuyler, supervisor of passenger transportation, and Ben F. Orr, superintendent of the Beech Grove shops. It was a big day for Mr. Orr. "The train is a good job and I'm proud of it," he e.iid, "but all the credit should go to the workmen. We employed 200 men while the train was being built, all experts, and wo didn't have to go outside the shops to get 'em, either." The train crew included Fred Rieri, engineer; Albert L. Clark, fireman; E. H. Barnhart of Cincinnati, O., conductor, and R, N. StiiT, brakeman. Engineer Bierl could have made his engine do more than one hundred miles an hour the speedometer registers up to 120 but Mr. Hardin wouldn't let him. Food, Drug Control Bill Passes House, 151 to 27 WASHINGTON. June li.t.V) Legislation approved by the Senate more than a year ago to strengthen the Food and Drug Act was passed by the House today and returned to the SenatI for agreement on amendments. In sharp contrast to the controversy touched off when the so-called "Tugwell bill" made its appearance in the Senate three year ago, the much-revised measure was passed by a 151-to-27 standing vote without anv expressions of opposition. The bill would bring advertising of foods, drugs and cosmetic undr government control, with the Trade Commission to administer the advertising phases. It is designed also to strengthen labeling and seizure regulations. Bits of News From Today's Star Want Ads "f.nrw tmpr, tni4 IraiKporUtlmi, Bret 13 Uke II." umrtla Srt. Samp kndm. (rmvlty u4 fey. Sraultc." ( l.mnraltoa 1. "Six pnt peflln. 1 Bar. If . Slcm t vtrrM." ClanlScatioa 71. ''"", '" fnrj tiVeAt ferns. ronm In rvSarS hmt, rrstlrmra mrr-trmi." laMtacatiM 11. Pmrnt trmm. wrU MiaiM4. fall Star J tnrrrhMKlim. 4n, aim Muni, SIS rut, Irarlat far Tnaa." aa-WSraiioa It. lU.himt.Hi ran, U.S4M- ii iu .' laMlStalloa . a AS.. Jmr rmpl-l. alalia tar w I IK A.i.

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