Read die Advertisements — ItWiHPay You-Well Vol. 27, No.; Read the Advertisements — You Owe It to Yourself I HUE ID Morgan County Legislator Has BUI Revising Distri; button of Funds. WOULD CIVE STATE TWO' CENTS, NOW 3 Declares His Plan Will Give Counties More Money Cor Local Roads. Martinsville, Ind., Dec. 19 (A.P.)—Frank Finney of Martinsville, who will represent Morgan county in the house of the state legislature during the session beginning Jan. &i will introduce a bill which would give two cents of the four cents gasoline tax to the highway department and divide the other two cents between the counties, cities, towns and townships. Under the present plan, three of each four cents go to the state highway department, and the remainder is divided between the counties, cities and towns. The proposed division, Bepresenta- tive Finney said, would operate to give the counties, cities and towns not less than they now receive and also to give the townships a share for township road improvement. ••\pth the present state highways .system extending $o every comer.of the state, I believe that the time has come when the state program could be slowed up a bit Itor the benefit of some of the units whose people pay the tax," Representative Finney declared. He asserted that his plan would extend the ten-year road Bunding progrSflnsr ifcne'state. over a period of fifteen years and permit future automobile owners to share in the cost. Rep. Finney said he believed that good county and township roads are becoming more and .more important to enable the drivers to reach the state roads and the local roads are being used more by pleasure cars because of the crowded condition of the state highways. "The average county pays, in gas and license tax, about $140,000 per year and receives back about $30,000," the legislator said. "The distribution should be more equitable, especially in PROM PAGE THREE COUNT! MRS ARE LOOKING FORWIIIID TO SHORT COURSE JAN. 8 Knightstown Making Big Preparations to Entertain Crowds For Two Day Session. ENTERTAINMENT ON NIGHT, JANUAURY MARE RADIO CONTEST Wayne Newman, Rushville, Ned Jfackman, Milroy and Donald Brooks, Glenwood, Win. WILL REPRESENT THE COUNTY AT RICHMOND Wayne Newman of this city won first place in\the amateur broadcasting talent contest, which closed at the Princess the- ulatre Thursday night. Ned Jackman of Milroy was placed second and Donald Brooks of Glenwood third. These three musicians will represent Rush county in the district contest to be held in \ Richmond In January and the L district winners in turn will go JL to Indianapolis for the final con- jtest when a winner will be / selected and will be given a con- I tract *» broadcast over WFBM, which is cooperating in the contest. ' Young Newman plays the trumpet and also sings. He com- f\ peted each night of the contest ' \ and was given rounds of -applause toy the audience, which acted as the judge. Managers of the contest had difficulty in determining from the applause whether Newman or Jackman were entitled to first place, and after repeated tests «• finally .decided that Newman was the cfioice of the crowd for first position. . . . . ..... ' Jackman sang and Brooks played the piano. Other contestants last night were Carl Thatcher of Glenwood, trombone soloist, and Orville Cameron, player. "Miss Northwest Territories" is the title that lias been bestowed 'on this 24-year-old Eskimo girl, '•whose name is Enoosiak (Shining Star), and -who •was adjudged the most charming Eskimo maiden in all the Arctic in a contest recently held at Baker Lake, -in northwestern Canada. The first prize, which she iron, -was * hand mirror. ' Total - $176.02 The Republican and Telegram Santa Claus fund added a few dollars today and this fund will run until Wednesday afternoon when a final check will be made. The committee's have made purchases amounting to $200 and it will be necessary for donations to come e in fast during the closing dayl in order that all bills will be paid. The top shop, displaying the 1,300 toys and dolls, will be opened Saturday in the room on Main street, formerly occupied by a Kroger store. The public is .nvited to visit this store and see lie fine assortment that will be delivered Christmas even. A container for receiving money wilTbe^ound'hi the-iront of the room, and these donations will ;o into the Santa Claus Fund. One of the most important parts of the work of preparing or the Short Course to be held at Knightstown, January 8 and , is the part played by the En- jertainment Committee which is a considerable group in the Short lourse "machinery." The whole of the session of the night of January 8th is to be giv- n to a grand assembly and dis- ilay of the cream of the talent n the whole country for miles around Knightstown. It is not to be expected that all of the good ,alent of this region can be dis- >layed hi a one evening concert iut the committee will endeavor o locate the talent and x use as much of it as time will permit in ;he two or two and a half hour >rogram. This home talent concert is meant to be of a variety'' nature and of a sort that would be classed for the most part as •popular." Special pains will be ;aken to find the unusual and at he same time clever. On the whole the public may ook for a unique program of rwelve to fourteen numbers of enjoyable and interesting enter- ainment coming from many widely scattered neighborhoods over the territory involved in the Ehort Course. Here will be an op- wrtunity to see what we have tnd where it comes from. It is >redicted that this program is joing to be a revelation of what a variety of good entertainment of a popuar character there is hi ;his region. A great assembly and display of this kind is something hat has never been seen here >ef ore and should prove most attractive to our people. The Rooms committee will doubtless make arrangements for a large assembly hall for this concert, for it is known that similar' concerts at other Short Bourses, draw from 2500 to 4600. The Entertainment Committee will -welcome any •information ;hat may be contributed as to talent to be found in various neighborhoods. There will be no admission charge at all, all that s asked is that every number on the program be given a kind and courteous hearing, so'that enter r ainers may feel that they have had a chance to do Gieirbest. Washington—Stephen'-.^ z For- >erger. Fokker company engineer, killed in leap from, plane in which he is passenger. " SWALLOWS RULER ' Columbus, O., Dec. 19—(A. P.)—Robert lee Golden, two, while playing at his home last nightj swallowed a^foot 'rule. He was taken to St. Frances Hospital-: where, the measuring stick was removed and the police took him back - home none the worse for the experienced. SOT MS TO CLOSE Fund Is' Still Short of Amount That Will Be Needed to Care for 690 Children. TOY SHOP IS OPEN TO PUBLIC SATURDAY Previously announced $172.32 Mrs. A. L. Riggs 1.00 James Edwin Vogel .. .25 Phyllis Jean Looney . .10 Evelyn, Wayne and Hazel Dearinger 50 Miss Ida Laughlin .... 1.00 Rosalyn Elaine Foster .1C John Franklin Megee .. . .50 Wayne Peters 15 Dorothy Grigsby 10 One of Three Killed in Clinton Robbery Was Herman Lamm, - Man with Record". iVAS WANTED FOR MANY ROBBERIES Clinton. Ind., Dec. 19—(A.P.)— One of the three men killed dur- ng the pursuit of the five bandits who held up 'the Citizens State Bank here last Tuesday has ieen identified by authorities as Herman K. Lamm, said to be wanted for bank robberies in Milwaukee and Superior, Wis., and in San Francisco. The dead bandit was first dentified as Thomas Bell, of 'ittsburgh, but officers say pho- ographs lead them to believe he was also known as Lamm. He is alleged to have participated in the holdup of the Northwestern National Bank at Milwaukee on Dec. 8, 1924, when $295,200 was ;aken by six bandits. He is also elieved to have committed a jank robbery in San Francisco in 1917 and in Superior, Wis., in 918. Funeral services were held today for Joe Walker, of Dana, Ind., a posseman who was fatally wounded while chasing the bandits. / MRS. FORD AIDS GffARITY DRIVE Mrs. Henry Ford, national president of the Woman's National Farm and Garden Association, is shown here at Ferndale, Mich., arranging a wreath madlr by Michigan farm women. The wreath is one of a number of holiday decorations being sold to aid the poor. SeveralDie When Launch Is Capsized Outgoing Tide Sweeps Small Vessel Into Sea hi Tomales Bay, Drowning 6, Possibly 9. Things Going Oh In Rushville Tonight Greensburg and Rushville' basketball game at gym. ' .'' . ' Baptist cast rehearsal at .7:30 at the church. Bernice Encampment meeting. Mahoning Council meeting. Talking" pictures; at the Princess theatre. - "> .^ '• ' r Indoor golf at flie Arrowhead Indoor golf and Shuffleboard at the Princess links. BIG WELL BURNS Wewoka, O}da, JDec 19—Roaring a menace to -the new Wewoka oil and gas,, field, r tfie )eep Rock Oil corporation's-num- >er \-A Douglas gas well was >urning today. The^ .welL a .mile south of town, blew wild? at ,1:30 i m. and caught ^.fire, ^ssing 'a ihousand feet of fieavy pipe "half, a mile away. San Fraheisco.'Dec. 1-9 (A.P..)— aught in a strong.putgomg tide, at least six persons, and possi- )ly nine, were believed to have drowned when their launch capsized at the mouth of Tomales Bay, 30 miles north of here yes- ;erday. Ornburn Gray and Grant Gray, brothers, who waged a hard fight to rescue the party, said the launch apparently had become disabled and its occupants frightened as the craft drifted toward the open sea. The Grays went to the rescue in a small boat with, an outboard motor. They succeeded in get- ing a line to the launch but said on& of the women, instead of making it fast, jumped over-, joard. They hauled her in with he line. A second woman then hauled toward the little boat but t capsized as she attempted to climb aboard. At the same time a huge wave struck the launch and overturned it. The Grays said they had counted five women and one man struggling in the water after both boats had upset. ' The rescue workers said they saw two women go down and saw the capsized launch drifting ;o sea with three women clinging to it. None was identified. Relatives reported nine members of two -families ^missing from the little fishing village of Marshal, not far from where the boat capsized. Searchers found the upturned hull of a launch on a jeef last night. Heavy seas kept coast guardsmen from reaching it. > was- e( j Martinsville Man, Accused of Giving Poison to Wife, Gets 3-21 Year Term. DEFENSE MAINTAINED 1 WIFE WAS A SUICIDE /.Indianapolis, Dec. 19—(A.P.)— Ernest :Prybr, of Martinsville, Ind.. was convicted of voluntary manslaughter today after a trial on the charge of poisoning his wife, Carrie Thelma Pryor, 21. He was sentenced to serve two to twenty-one years. Pryor was accused of having poisoned his wife, so thatf he might obtain a payment on a $3,000 insurance policy taken out shortly before her death. The state also introduced evidence of an illicit love affair between Pryor and Miss Elsie Ham, a cousin of Mrs. Pryor. He planned to marry Miss Ham after his wife's death, the state charged. Attorneys for Pryor sought to show that his wife committed suicide. A plea of insanity had been entered in his behalf but it was explained that this move was. made for the purpose of showing his degree of mentality. The prosecution had demand- the death penalty. CHRISTMAS SEALS SALES Previously reported _ $723.11 Raymond C.Behning 1.00 Mission Circle Sfc Paul's L M: E. Church —^ ._•- 5.00 Jess M;' Pugh ________:__ ' 1.00 Mr. and Mrs/Homer W.. .-c Cole -i^- ^jan_ - 1:00 Dr}_E. I. Wooden . .•1.00 Charles Osman :1.00 Mrs Roy Waggener ^._ 100 Mrs. Alice Stevens 100 War Mothers _-i—ai.— i500 Elmer E; Bohannon _-a£l±_io 1-.OO A. L Riggs Jisiux^sa. Mclhtire & Hilbert ioa:ilh._u ;* C 2: Misses Meta and Anna. isr~i. , Priest ^ i.£_^ J_> 1.00 Denny^Ryan ^-^', ..T... *..'— 1.00 Frank' Rdminger: _L_JLJL_ 1.00 Bible"-Study Cass-Main~C: --• -• Street-Christian church 5.00 O •'I'WSlJ,,- •- IT VB HO-' ^ Total $752di / Various Departments of Bible School Will Have Part on Christmas Program. - DETAILED PROGRAM ANNOUNCED TODAY The Christmas program committee of the" Main Street Christian church school announces the following Christmas service to be presented at the church on Sunday at 7 p. m.: PART I—Songs and recitations by members of the .Beginners' and Primary Departments. PART H—Cantata, "The King of Christmas," by the Junior Choir and members of the Junior and Intermediate Departments. PART m—(White Gifts to the King),:with representatives of all the departments taking: part/ PART TV—(Come and Worship),'Juniors, Intermediates and the Choir. Mrs. Birney Farthing'will be imcharge of the program, assisted) by the superintendents and teachers of ; the . various church school 1 departments, - and Miss Janet'Dean, director.of music.-; Miss Janet Mauzy and Mrs. Hugh E. Mauzy will play a piano and organ duet. Miss Jean Smith will sing a solo accompanied; by the Junior Choir, andjhere will ba.special numbers in the cantata taken-by the various voices of Decatur County Senator Proposes Reapportionment Rlans for State. WOULD CHANGE ALL EXISTING DISTRICTS Rush Would. Be Included With Delaware, Randolph and Jay Counties. Indianapolis, Dec. -18—(AP)— A plan for reapportioning Indiana into twelve congressional districts was announced tonight by Anderson, Ketchum, Democrat, state senator from Greensburg^representing Bartholomew Decautur, Fraklin and Union counties. The national congress has decreed that Indiana eliminate one of its thirteen districts and Senator Ketcheum's - proposal will be put before the state legislature at the eession beginning next January 8. Changes would be made in every district now existent under the plan. As drafted, he said, Republicans would be in the majority hi four districts, four ordinarily would be termed Democratic and the other four would be "battle grounds." The first, second, third and fourth districts, under Senator Ketchum's plan, would generally go into the the Democratic fold. The. fifth, seventh, ninth and tenth, he explained, were Republican. He said the sixth, eighth, eleventh and twelfth districts would be the., "battle grounds" in future elections, should ,his-plan be.accepted. : ' The changes, under Senator Ketchum's proposal, wouldplace Rush, Fayette, Union, Wayne, Henry Delaware, Randolph, Jay and Blackford in the Fifth dis- ;rict. This, is generally the same as the present sixth district, Franklin, Shelby and Hancock eliminated, and Delaware, Randolph and Jay in the present eighth district, and Blackford in the present eleventh, added. The population in the fifth district, under the plan, would-be 261,286. CIRCUIT COURT IS QUIET Action Taken in One Case and One New Suit Filed Comprise ^ 'Activities. The Rush circuit court was quiet Friday with nothing on the docket. Judge Titsworth took action in only one case, granting he receiver's petition for an order to sell personal property for cash at private sale, hi the case of Willard H. Amos and Mary Amos Duffey against the Rushville Motor x Speedway, Inc., a complaint for appointment of receiver. William Ray has filed suit foe. 1225 discount against- Albert Rigsbee, receiver, in the Rush circuit court. 'Christmas is getting closer." Only a few more days to do that shopping^ ^ But there's still plenty of time, if you act-* promptly: Consult the ads'in this paper ;—you'll find the merchants have all kinds of suggestions with'which to'help you. So look at the ads; and then go down', town ahd 1j get "the job with.' The sho: ;r witn.' ' a '-> ^ ^ -j f he^ime lj rs.,gejr%rngf i l jfterP 1 ' * rs9 "- "* - ! - ~'* Ul a CAUTION URGED ;BYJHIEF Christmas Tree and Other De corations Frequently Are Fire Hazards. With the time approaching when Christmas decorations are placed in most residences,, Fire Chief Claude Smith yesterday urged caution on" the part of local citizens to- avoid any" loss of life or property by fire. Care in leaving inflammable objects near lighted candles and hi stringing improperly insulated electric wires on Christmas trees was urged by the fire department head; who pointed out that many lives are lost each year at this time through carelessness. The greatest of caution should be exercised in decorating residences in order to place the fire hazard at a minimum, Mr. Smith urged. FULL TAX MONEY IS - TO County Auditor Henley Proportions $504,000 to State, County, Townships and Towns. Carrier— 12c per Wee SEVENTY PERCENT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS A total amount of $504,031.05, collected by the county in the payment of fall taxes, was distributed Friday by Jesse Henley, county auditor. Of this sum, $63,464.02 goes to the state; $86,)13.81 goes to Rush county; and $353,653.22 goes to the townships, Rushville city and other incorporated towns. Only 12.60 percent of-the total fund goes for state taxes while 17.24 percent remains in. "the county iand .70.16^perbent. goes to ;he~townships. city and towns. . Several of the units have had amounts advanced to them, par- ;icularly Orange and Walker ;ownships where the closing of he Manilla bank left those townships' funds tied up m that institution.' The amounts distributed by the auditor Friday, however, were as follows: Carthage corporation, $2,685.11; Ripley, $27,866.93; Posey, $11,826.05; Walker, $8.006.42; Orange, $12,218.77; Anderson, 511,379.11; RushvUle twp., $12,572.70; Jackson, $9,314.56; Center, $23,494.86; Washington; >11,932.87; Glenwood corporation S847.30; Union, $17,723.94; Noble, >13^11.76; Richhland,. $10,755.35; JushvUle city schools, $16,575.13; Xushville corporation, $27,826.04. Although three of the items are not derived from taxation, Rush county's funds as distributed to the state are as follows: State tax, less amount advanced, $35,476.31; state library, $1,073.83; state agriculture board, $536.80; state school tax, $15,640.79; state educational improvements, $4,294.48; common school fund interest, $4,937.16; docket '' fees, ;120; permanent endowment in- ;erest, $201.19; Dunes park,.$429.49; War. Memorial, $1,288.35; state forestry, $429.50; teachers pension, $4,294.47. Relief Bill Totalling $311,4.J 000,000 May Come as " Christmas Gifts. THREE MAJOR RELIEFS INVOLVED IN ACTION Public Improvements, Farm, Relief and Drought Relief „ Bills Ready. BOY DIES IN TOY STORE Nine-Y.ear.-Old Child Suffers Heart Attack as He Inspects Display of Toys. Philadelphia, Dec. 19—CAP.)— Nine-year-old Alexander de Campi died last night in a-small boy's paradise. With the thrill of Christmas in his heart and before his eyes a glittering array, he fell dead in ;he "toyland" of a West Philadelphia-department store. As .his eyes glowed ; .with . delight he dropped to the floor amid a clatter of falling electric" trains, air r plahes and boats—the things: he vanted most for Christmas., Physicians said death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage, probably brought on by excitement. , THE, ^VEATHEB, ^ 5. -r f INDIANA—Mostly -fair^ tonight tonight; no^aeeiaed'cnange in •** OTl teinpeVatiire]P'^ 5^' »- ' " -'''j Washington, Dec.'19 (AJ>.)— Congress was ready to play" Santa Claus to the nation today with relief bills totaling $311,000,000. The Christmas offering up for final approval included: $110,000,000 for new jobs through immediate public improvements. * , $150,000,000 for the farm board; to continue its program of crop price stabilization. $45,000,000 for loans to farmers in the drought areas for purchase of seed and fertilizer in planting "next year's crops.'" The- employment appropriation and the drought relief measure still required adjustment of controversy which resulted- from opposition in both senate and house to President.. Hoover's recommendations, but enactment of both hi time for a- Christmas recess to begin tomorrow was predicted confidently. Conferees of the senate and house agreed last night on -the compromise $45,000,000 droughty relief bill which is without directp- provision for food loans except in.^ case of extreme emergency. ,, The house, - 1 supported the wishes to cut -the senate's $6&,-_ 000,000 drought bill to $30,000^' 000, had the compromise before" it at the opening of today's session. The $116,000,000 employment appropriation was again in conference for adjustment of the few remaining differences. The withdrawal by the senate of a democratic-republican indepen- TURN TO PAGE Six IS THOSE CLOSED Three Indiana Banks Fail to Open for Business. State Department Advises. HEAVY WITHDRAWALS CAUSE AT RICHMOND Richmond, Ind., Dec. 19—(A; P.)—The -American Trust and ; Savings bank here was closed to- j day following several days o£ < heavy withdrawals. A statement by directors said the institution • was closed to protect the inter- *«. ests of depositors and stockhold- ; ers. The statement added that 3$ the directors believed all deposi- 4 tors would be paid in full. A meeting of the bank's stock- * : holders has been called for to- <| morrow to consider voluntary If- f •£ quidation of its affairs. J Indianapolis,. Dec. 19— (A^.)—, •%& Three Indiana banks failed; ta.tjsfi open their doors today, the stated, banking department was fled. - . „ u t They are: > - , , The American Trust & Savings** bank of Richmond, capitalized at A $100,000. •• The Central State Bank; ofj Whitingj capitalized at,: The State Bank,of Brook; jeapgt italizecUat $55,000. , The -state department no statement regarding^the clcx ing- of the institutions. • mond it was said the was closed to protect the"; ests of, the depositors ana stc holders. , x ' , , —OITP, rfusbaum. is presid and J^M."W/est H cashier v *'qf Jrv Richmond-bank.-It: of $500,000. The Whiting bank had i.__. _ of- $tfib;0d6: Jr;H. Fetferhoff 3 president **" -' -' >B '- *'"*'' •'- Deptfefts to the State-l - ^"~; S58£OOOTJ.' onsisT:""'"" ""
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