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29i. SUNDAY MORXIXG, MARCH 26, 1930. Entered a Second-Class Matter at Post OffW, Indianapolis, lnd. Issued Daily nd Sunday. TEX CEXTS.

IMI The mm mssm RET mi Day iii Indiana By MAUUCE EARLY Democrats Prepare. Medical Exemption. Golden Weddings. Example to Young. Auto Relief Fails.

Richmond Lad Drowns; Blame Cold Water Swim 15,000 Watch Basketball Finals a la RECORD McNUTT EYES DELEGATES IN EARLY VOTING IN DEFEATING GRIZZLY FIVE IV -A. ft, 4 Indiana basketball In all Its glory is depleted In the above photograph taken yesterday afternoon at the Butler Field House during the Frankfort-Bosse of Evansvillo contest which opened the final tournament program activity leading to coronation of the 1939 champion last Approximately 18,000 net fans rrainmed every nook and corner of the vast athletio plant ax oach DPn'nd in nnal quarter to nose out the Bosse Bulldogs, 32 to 28, and advance to the final game with srrona mi, 91 10 rrankiou men acieaieu rrankiin 111 inn nnai aaiiie, 10 it, Special fo Th bdlanapo'h Star. Richmond, March Lowell Shannon, 15 years 25. old. drowned in the Whitewater river east of here today, first victim of the season.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Shannon, he had gone with Charles Hood, 14, and other schoolmates to a pumping plant of: the Richmond Waterworks C6m-pany to obtain data on water sup-; ply for use in a class at Test Jun-I ior High School. Shannon and Hood believed the water warm! enough to go swimming, but police, who worked an hour and a half to resuscitate him, believe shock of the cold water proved fatal. POLISH SOLDIERS MOVE TO GDYNIA Take Up Positions Near Danzig Tension Grows In Free City.

Free City of Danzig, March 25. UP) Polish troops estimated by Germans to number "more than 10,000" today took positions in the Polish harbor city of Gdynia on Danzig's western frontier. Although Polish officials declined to comment, semioflicial German sources said they had confirmed reports of Polish troop movements, which also had been received by the United States consulate general and other foreign consulates. The troops were said to have been moving in small groups up through the Polish Corridor, which gives Poland a Baltic outlet and' separates East Prussia from t.ho1 rest of Germany. There also were unconfirmed reports of German troop concentrations in East Prussia and along the corridor's western frontier.

Citizens Are Calm. Danzig citizens, wondering "when flops our turn come?" in Adolf Hitler's map remaking, showed little excitement over the military reports. They were more concerned, however, with Poland's order withdrawing surplus railway equip ment from Danzig and the corridor which they feared would hamper shipping activities. Authoritative sources, meanwhile, reported a growing tension between German and Polish official circles in the Free City, long a source of friction between Get- 1 ri a wiv.t. Student demonstrations In Danzig this month over a sign in a restaurant.

"No admittance to dogs and Poles," caused demonstrations in several Polish cities and strained; Polish-German relations, but the Polish and Danzig governments patched up the affair. 1 Spanish Accord Imminent, Word By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Hendaye, France (at the Spanish Frontier), March 25. The historic siege of Madrid tonight showed increasing signs its. end was near as advices from both sides in the Spanish civil war said peace negotiations were almost completed.

Dispatches from the republican zone reported that railroad lines were being repaired and there were other indications that life soon might surge back to the hungry, beleaguered capital. Its capitulation and with it the crumbling of the last one-fourth of Spain still under republican rule was believed by border observers to be a matter of days at most. Say Occupation Near. (In Rome, the newspaper 11 Giornale D'ltalia reported from 6 Ducc to Refrain From 'Fighting Words' In Address Today, Diplomats Believe Rome, March 21 (A'l Concern In Rome over the European situation eased somewhat tonight as black shirt veterans assembled from all parts of Italy to celebrate Fascism's 20th anniversary. Success in Primaries of Next Spring Will Give Hoosier Prestige at Convention.

By EVERETT WATKINS. Indianapolis Slar Hurraa, 1391 National Frese Building. Washington, March V. McNutt, Indiana's presidential candidate, will make his biggest drive for delegates in the 15 or 16 states holding presidential primary elections in March, April and May of next year. 4 outtcaa in meat? yumaiy aiaira for any candidate at once makes him a serious contender in the na tional convention.

The McNutt managers consider that the colorful Hoosier, with a reputation as an able state executive and with the broader experience of having been a successful executive in the Philippines, would be a match on the stump in the primary states for any other Democrat now mentioned as a possible candidate. Reputation as Orator. McNutt is recognized as a gifted orator. Striking in appearance and dramatic in delivery of his ever carefully prepared addresses, he would be counted upon to make a strong appeal to the Democrats in the states where delegates are instructed by a vote of the rank and file. His reputation is that of a star campaigner.

He is described as a "bearcat" on the platform. The strongest man on the stump usually has the best chance in primary states. It is learned the McNutt managers, in mapping their 1940 strategy, are counting strongly on the Indianian making such a strong showing in all primary states that leaders In other states will be impressed. Out of Controversies. Mr.

McNutt, having been far removed from the political controversies that now rage In the Democratic party by reason of being isolated in the Philippine islands, tiill ot urn in I ha ct atno Kr (ho in nib avuvva middle of the summer without a label on his back either as a New Dealer or anti-New Dealer. He will keep himself in position to be acceptable to any and all of the factions that now threaten to split the party wide open. He will resign as high commis sioner alter he reaches tne unitea States and makes his report to the President. After that he will have time on his hands time that he will devote exclusively to campaigning for next year's prize. He will make a speaking tour to all parts of the country in introducing himself to the people.

In fighting for the primary fa- jvors in these several states he has no time to lose for the first presidential primaries will be held In New Hampshire and North Dakota in less than a year. First Blood Important. These states do not have many delegates but by winning the first primaries McNutt influence naturally would be carried to the first primary elections in the states to follow. The New Hampshire primary will be held on the second Tuesday of next March; the North Dakota primary on the third Tuesday of the same month. The primaries of Wisconsin, where McNutt already has strength; Illinois.

Nebraska. Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, will Turn To Page 2, Column 2. Star Signpost I GENERAL NEWS. Page Art 15 Books 15 Capital Parade 14 Driscoll 15 Editorial 14 Golden Weddings 17 Indiana News 16 Radio Programs 12 Real Estate. Building 18, 19 Schools and Colleges 12, 13 Week in Indianapolis 3 Winchell 20 SPORTS, DEPARTMENTS.

Automobiles 26, 27 Dogs 27 Markets, Financial 28, 29 Ripley 24 Travel, Resorts 30 HI WANT ADS. SOCIETY, DEPARTMENTS. Bridg 14 Club Calendar 13 Federation of Clubs 10 Music 16 Saddle Trails 15 features. Boys and Girls Brown County Crossword Puzzle Tramp Starr THIS WEEK. VII GRAYTRE.

wn CCICS. Hot Dogs Down Franklin, 36-22, After Beating Bosse in Bitter Battle. By ALBERT W. BLOEMKER, Assistant Sports Editor, The Star, A rugged Frankfort basketball machine, using power and speed to offset Its lack of Individual brilliance, wrote a new record into the pages of tournament history Lby winning the Hoosier high school championship for the fourth time before a rapacity crowd of almost 15,000 fans at the Butler University Field House last night. Franklin's Grizzly Cubs, also seeking the title for the fourth time, battled on even terms with Coach Everett Case's quintet until the second quarter was well under way, but when the Hot Dogs finally found their stride they drove ahead to a 36-to-22 decision with the irresistable force of an army tank.

George Crowe, lanky Negro center of the Johnson county combination, collected six field goals and a free throw to prevent the contest from becoming a rout, but no other member of the Franklin squad boasted the necessary height and weight to cope with the victors. Pass Over Heads. The Casoman passed over the heads of their rivals during most of the tilt and drove under the basket for points with express-train speed after reaching the final game of the annual tournament with an unimpressive triumph over Bosse of Evansvllle yesterday afternoon. The Hot Dog team, definitely "on the spot" by virtue of its position as one of the heaviest tournament favorites in recent years, staggered through the first half of the matinee assignment before finishing strong for a 32-to-28 triumph while Franklin was eliminating Burrls of Muncle in convincing style, 31 to 25. Lead at Intermission.

The championship battle, however, was a Frankfort "parade" all the way after an Interesting first quarter which ended In a 5-all deadlock. The Casemen led at the Intermission, 20 to 10, and they Increased their margin as the game drew to a close to attain the coveted crown they had coveted since last November and had visualized since as early as Jan. 1, following a triumph over the South Side of Fort Wayne team which won the title last season. Case, who also piloted Frankfort to Its other championships In 1925, '29 and '36, equaled Glenn Curtis's four-victory record as the result of last nights climax to a successful season, Curtis having won once at Lebanon and three times at Martinsville before de serting high school ranks to accept a coaching position at Indiana Slate. Frankfort's triumph also- re turned tho crown to a member of the powerful 10-team North Central Conference for the ninth time in the last 12 years.

Two free throws by "Splinter" Johnson and Lewis Cook's suc cessful tip-In shot, when another attempt from the foul line rolled off the rim of the basket, gave Frankfort a 4-to-0 advantage at the start of hostilities against Coach "Fuzzy" Vandlvier's South Central Conference titlists. Gene Wales hit from the center of the court, however, and Jack Rider tied the score at 5-all with basket from the side of the floor after an exchange of free throws by Bill Ritchie and Jim Laughner. Hot Dogs Regain Edge. Ritchie gave Franklin a momen tary lead with another free throw at the start of the second quarter and, after Johnson regained the edge for Frankfort by dribbling under the basket, Crowe connected from the corner of the court to send the Cubs ahead for the last time, 8 to 7. Cook made good on both free throws when fouled by Anderson and the Casemen forged ahead, 13 to 8, as the re sult of Bill Wetzel's follow-in shot and Laughner's basket from the rim of the foul circle.

Laughner's free throw and un- der-basket field goal boosted Frankfort's margin and Cook tipped in a teammate's attempt before Franklin scored again when Crowe dribbled under the basket Turn To Page 21, Column 7, Myers Is Winner Of Gimbel Medal Jim Myers, Bosse of Evansvillf forward, won the Gimbe! medal at the annual state high school basketball tournament last night, awarded annually to the player showing the best mental attitude. Myers was the star oi his team yesterday afternoon as the Bull dogs made their vain attempt to stop the Frankfort earn. His long snots Kept t-1 a ut ruanlnx usiS in UHEN Governor M. Clifford Townsend returns from his fishing vacation in Florida this week he will have a Democratic state chairmanship problem to solve. Since the Democratic reverses last fall the Governor has been convinced that something; must be done in his organization in an effort to head off a complete G.

O. victory in 1940. STATEHOISE talk that the Governor intends to give the go sign to Fred Bays of Sullivan, public service commissioner, to sue-ceed Omer Stokes Jackson as Democratic state chairman, is discounted. The Governor wants to do something tor Bays, but finds the men of his own inner circle divided on the ability of the Sullivan man to head the movement to bring the party out of the woods. JACKSON, who is attorney general, is to call a meeting of the state committee and resign as soon as he gets a nod from the Governor.

Paul V. McNutt's leaders profess that they will not take a hand in the chairmanship dispute for fear of involving their presidential candidate in Indiana factionalism. THE BEST DARK HORSES for the chairmanship in event Bays is sidetracked are Fred Hoke, Indianapolis businessman, if he will take it, or Tom McConnell of Fowler. McCONNELL, as Second district chairman in 1932; was one of the original McNutt men, but sided with R. Earl Peters when he was ousted from the state chairmanship.

Now McConnell appears back in the good graces of most of the powerful groups. WHEN THE NEW MARRIAGE license law proceeded through the last Legislature the Impression existed among the members that it would exempt from syphilis tests all prospective brides and bridegrooms who had religious scruples against medical practice. THIS IS NOT THE CASE. The law now being printed in the 1939 statutes exempts no one except for certain emergencies. The provision that led to the belief that religion would be grounds for exemption is meaningless.

THE EXEMPTION is merely this. Applicants for licenses after next March 1, will be required to take the blood test, but if they are found infected they will not "be compelled to submit to any medical treatment when such person objects on religious grounds and who, in good faith, selects and de pends upon spiritual means or prayer for the treatment or cure of disease." In the meanwhile such infected applicants who do not submit to treatment will be denied a good bill of health by the physician and will not be given a license to wed. NOT MANY PERSONS know that golden weddings are a hobby of Indiana's veteran statesmen, former Senator James E. Watson. During Watson's turbulent years in Hoosier politics he has been charged with many things, but no reflection has even been cast on the happiness of his home life.

So he is interested in other homes. WATSON SCANS The Indianap-j olis Star to find reports of persons who have celebrated their golden1 wedding anniversaries. He makes! It his business to write th elderly; couple a personal letter hether he knows them or not even if they are Democrats. HERE IS A PARAGRAPH from, a Watson letter to a couple in: Orange county: 1 "The advantages of these long: wedded lives are not alone to those: who live them, but also to the; young people in the who are newly married. They can glean from your lives experiences that will be of tremendous ad-i vantage to them if they but realize' what they can glean from judging by your experiences." NEXT JAN.

1 the Governor again will be faced with the question of ordering the arrest of motorists who do not purchase 1940 registration plates by the time the new year is rang in. It is a standing practice for the Governor to give motorists about 60 days of grace although he has no legal right to do this. REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS Insisted the law should be made definite so that the plates; muld be bought long after the; Christmas spending season. Both houses passed a bill to make March 1 the dead line hereafter. BECAUSE OF SOME TRIVIAL; difference opinion between the G.

O. P. House and the Democratic I i Everett Case's Hot Dogs rame from Franklin's Grluly Cubs, who de- FRANKFORT HAILS LATEST TRIUMPH City Takes Celebration in Stride, Using Whistles, All the Trimmings. Spo'n' to Th Indionapolit Slor. Frankfort, March 25.

A reverberating double-barreled eel ebiatlon shook this city of bas ketball champions tonight as Frankfort celebrated the winning of the Indiana high school tourna ment to become the first four time holder of the victor's shield Streets of this Clinton county seat already thronged with pedes Irlans and automobiles of a Satur day night crowd became jammed immnniawiy aner ine townsfolk heard results of the flme at jndnnapolis. Fire and factory whistles were lied down, shotguns and revolvers n. drowning out organized lrhofr anri snnnlnrtrsnnc uhmifa In rPPhratlon that Frankfort know. I how to stage. I Trucks of the city street depart mPnt Into the procession of automobiles jamming the square, loaded with boxes, old utility poles and olher wood and headed for Case Held to start a gigantic bon fire.

Mindful of '88 Celebration. Arrangements previously had been made for the celebration at the field by Mayor William Loekwood, mindful of the bonfire celebration on the Courthouse steps in Georgo Dancr, automobile deal er, again was enlisted in the cause and contributed an old vehicle to be burned as he did In the last celebration The business section of the city was decorated in banners of the blue and white of Frankfort High School, and automobiles both new and dilapidated, fluttered ribbons and bunting. Students and their elders snake- danced In long lines to and from Case field where Impromptu speeches and programs kept the crowds at high pitch as they awaited the return of their more fortunate townsmen who wit nessed the game in Indianapolis. Each arrival was the signal for new demonstrations that cheered to the skies Coach Everett Case, coach of the four-time winners, and his 1330 Hot Dog champions. Wynnedale Votes 31-0 To Incorporate as Town Wynnedale community voted unanimously, 31 to 0, yesterday to incorporate as a town.

The community is at the northwestern edge of the city, The ballots were cast at the home of Thomas N. Wynne, 2110 West 42nd street. Result of the balloting will be reported to the Marlon county Board of Commis sioners, and an election for town officers will be held in Wynnedale about April 13. Effigy of Hitler Burned As Students Ask Boycott Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 25. (Canadian Press) University students burned an effigy of Adolf Hitler today as they paraded through downtown streets In an anti-Nazi demonstration.

Banners and placards Urged "Hang the Paper Hanger" and "Boycott German Goods." March-era chanted to lrBlPa oi rouncic in mo ELECTRIC RATE CUT AUTHORIZED Customers to Save Small User Will Benefit. Reduction of 15 cents a month for the first block of 30 kilowatt hours for commercial and resi dential users of electricity in lndi- I ,1 1 1 1 1 ti it una jfii aim ui iiiuiiuui twia territory was authorized by the Public Service Commission yesterday. It was estimated that the ruling means a reduction of $200,000 a year in electric light charges. All customers of the Indianapolis Power and Light Company will be benefitted by the commission's or der. The new rate will become effective April 1.

However, it will apply on electrical consumption for the month of March, company officials said. The cut In rates will apply on bills sent out on and after April 1. The commission's order reduces the kilowatt hour charge in the city from S'i cents to cents. In rural areas, the reduction is from cents to 5W cents. The reduction does not apply to current used above the first block of 50 kilowatt hours.

Makes Statment. The commission made the following statement In connection with its order: "This reduction Is of great benefit to the small user, who would not have benefited if the reduction had been in the higher blocks of the rale schedules. "The new schedule Is a result of an agreement between the com mission and the utility that it would pass on to its customers a substantial part of the savings ob tained through a refinancing au fc ar" last May. in another case, the Indianapolis rate reduction should follow the two cass. The new tariff was fifed with the commission by the 0 heari Lowest Rate Yet Company officials said: 'This is the lowest rate we have had.

IT titfcAfr4 rifAairinnt nf fh and Enmet Raiston, man- At the May hearing last year the commission ordered an annual rate reduction of $460,000, the third cut in four years. Other reductions were $525,000 In March, 1937, and $475,000 in February. 1934. All these estimates were made by applying rate changes to the pre vious year's business of the utility. It is believed that increasing use of electricity in Indianapolis and environs compensated for the re- nue.

The hearings were begun In 1933 when Senator Sherman Minton, then public counselor for the commission, directed that the light company be cited to appear before the commission to show eause why Its rates should net bt reduced. Diplomats who Intend to hear Premier Mussolini address a great mass meeting tomorrow in connection with the anniversary expressed confidence that 11 Dure would refrain from verbal bombshells. They expected him to reallirm his partnership with Chancellor Hitler in the Rome-Berlin axis, perhaps to denounce the hostility of the democracies to Fascist methods and possibly to declare himself again for "peace with justice" the axis formula for territorial expansion. But they looked for nothing that would further complicate the nervous situation In Europe as a whole and particularly for nothing that would complicate the prospects, however nebulous they may be, of settlement of Italy's claims on France for colonial advantages. Persistent reports of republican Spain's imminent surrender to the nationalists caused political circles here to await Premier Mussolini's speech tomorrow with more eagerness.

They thought, it possible that occupation of Madrid might be timed for tomorrow morning so that II Dure could announce it first, as another victory largely won bv Italian troops. A strongly-worded message of support from Adolf Hitler has been received by II Duce. The text of the message to II Duce was known only to a few in Rome because, contrary to the usual practice, It was not made public. A brief communique said only that the Prince of Hesse a son-in-law of King Vittorlo Emanuele, had brought 11 Duce an anniversary message from Hitler In which the Fuehrer joints In the ceremonies" in the name of the German people. The opinion was expressed that greatest prominence would have been given the message if It had been entirely harmonious with the line Mussolini had planned to take.

Observers believed that either Mussolini desired to announce the message personally in his speech, or that he wished to avoid the Impression that Hitler was sounding the keynote. Weather Forecast, Jim Crow says: King Emanuel favors Justice and fair dealing for everyone not mentioning Haile Selassie. Indiana Thundershowers ana cooler Sunday; Monday cloudy and much colder, showers in east and south portions. Indianapolis Thundershowers and cooler Sunday; Monday cloudy and much colder, with showers. t'.

Wraiber oia Serial Report, ALMANAC Or THB DAT. Sun rle, at. ael at :03 WEATHER, CONDITIONS YESTERDAY, Relatlvt Humidity. a. m.

61 pet Noon pet 1 p. m. 40 pet Preelpltatlon. Amount during twenty-four houra endlns Hip. nfl Total amount fine Jan.

1, 10,3 Accumulates departure from normal lince Jan. 1 2.2S Temneraruren. 7 a. Dry art Wet Art SO Dry Wet 7 p. m.

7 Wat Minimum. For to asm Data Lut. Tear. Ts. at fS Hsximum.

It MjMlalmum. CHARGES BRITAIN HITLER'S FRIEND Borah Asserts England Encouraged Swallowing of Small Nations. Washington, March 25. CP) Charging Great Britain with en- couragmg uermnny 10 swaimw Austria and condoning the dismem- bcrment of Cecho-Slovakla, Sena- wiiiinm nnfh -lHnhn asserted lonignt inai unancenor Hitler has "no better friend" than Enclnnd. Tn HHrn nrenarcrt for rie- livery over the radio, the dean of the Senate foreign relations corn- imittee made clear that, he thought.

i there was no reason for this coun- try to take any step to aid the European democracies. "What they (the democracies) are contending for Is the realiza tion of their imperialistic scheme and not the destruction of Nazl- Ism," he said. Borah made no direct reference to the Impending controversy over neutrality legislation in the Senate, but his address was accepted as a prelude to the general debate which is expected to come next week when the foreign relations committee considers, changes in the low. Adhere to Monroe Doctrine. "For myself," Borah declared, "I would adhere closely to the advice of Washington no entangling alliances, express or implied.

I would regard the Monroe Doctrine as a part of our national defense and a corner stone of our foreign policy. I would send no money to European war chests, no munitions to any nation engaged in war, and, above all, no American boy to be sacrificed to the machinations of European imperialism." Arguing that England had con doned aggression by the dictatorships, Borah asserted that when Hitler was preparing to take over Austria "a representat ive of the British government let Berlin know that it might be well for i c. stronger hands. Not Ready for War. into Declaring that "powerful influences at home and abroad are seeking by all kinds of methods" to lead the United States into war, Borah said it was apparent that this country was in no condition to enter any conflict In support of this he cited "a tax burden that is breaking the spirit and paralyzing the energy of millions of our people" and the added fact that there still are about 11,000,000 unemployed In! this country.

"It is urged," he said, "especially by our friends abroad, that we as a nation and as a people have a great responsibility. We certainly have. Our first and supreme responsibility is to put our own house Tin order." nationalist Spain that the Madrid by the commi sion follow-government's unconditional sur- nor ea hnBf m8 render already was arranged and reduction a holdover naia nanonai.siarmy oioccupa-i t.on probably would enter the city tomorrow. 12 1 rjc 1 lrooH tn utility's debt structure was rear-defense council, had rang'd ln a refinancing program, liver Madrid, entire air force of, made that a to warpianes lonigm. Information from the Spanish nauonaiHii aaia inn Miaja who flew to Burgos were received coolly in Generalis simo Franco's capital Doubt Miaja's Control The major concern of nationalist nXeXrJ Clc.

m.aja were out 0f fjie City lMt cient control in his territory tojnf nJ Qther executives ntW0 1 ver declined further comment. r' last night after the return of its emissaries, was reported to have radioed Franco's general staff today, carrying on the negotiations. Franco, who has insisted that only unconditional surrender or the complete defeat of the republican government could end the strife, held to this stand. 20 French Workmen rv tt 1 i auctions ami resulted vinuauy Uie Under wo-da lhe comnanv's reve- Toulouse, France. March 25.

ijfr A death toll of 20 was reported tonight among 50 workmen trapped Friday in an avalanche In the Pyrenees foothills near Lake Isour. Rescue squads held out little hop of finding the others alive. gent tke bill went to a confer-! tae MBssoittea and the It dit7.

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