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TITO' M UNGIE viioTVTinTn FIRST FIRST In NEWS ADVEItTTSINO CIRCULATION In NEWS ADVERTISING CIRCULATION VOL. 47 NO. 210. MUNC1E, INDIANA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1923. PRICE THREE CENTS. PURE FOOD LAWS VIOLATED HERE; THREE ARRESTS Bud Wilson, George Grobey and G. M. Harrold Plead v Guilty and Pay Fines. OODRICII TELLS GERMAN CABINET WOMAN. ' IS NAMED U. S. CHILDREN'S BUREAU DIRECTOR Hongkong Begins Rebuilding Task After Most Disastrous Typhoon in Many Years OF SHRINKING OF MRAY'S BILLS RESIGNS IN BODY AFTERNJY VOTE I 'a V Collateral of $216,000, Sur-rendered to Pool, Depreciates to About $50,000. Reichstag, by 230 to 155, Re fuses Support to the Dr. Stresemann Regime. w- at. . . r - v.. . ..! .j'" w . 1 STATE INSPECTOR BUYS EGGS AND FILES CHARGES Activities of O. T. Law, food and drug inspector of the State Food and Drug Commission, resulted in three arrests here yesterday for violations of the pure food -laws. Bud Wilson, salesman for the Harris-Hardman Produce Company, was charged with the sale of unwholesome eggs; George Grobey, salesman for the Barefoot Produce Company, faced a charge of selling eggs without candling them and G. M. Harro'd, salesman at the Sipe Grocery in West Charles street, was accused of selling storage eggs as fresh eggs. Each of the three defendants entered pleas of guilty In the court of Justice Swain. Wilson and Grobey were fined $10 and costs, $19.50 each, and Harrold drew a fine of $25 and costs, totalling $34.50. The fines and costs were paid. Eggs and Oysters. Xaw, discussing the , "drive" made here, sa'd that the egg situation is bad locally. He was engaged in the work with John B. Lupton, local weights and measures inspector. Sam-p'es of oyste-s, offered for sale here were procured and it 13 said may result in further arrests. Eggs taken from cold storage and transferred to unmarked cases before offered for saie in retail stores are placed under the ban by the state pure food law. The department, however, does not discourage the use of storage eggs, but is emphatic in Its demands that all must be properly marked. All eggs, fresh or storage, must be candled. The container ln which storage eggs are del'vered to purchasers must also b marked. POINCARE IS1 INDORSED: HE RAPS UNITED STATES Paris, Nov. 23 (By The Associated Press). The , French -. parliament, . by one of the most sweeping1 votes of confidence In its history, today approved ' the policy of Premier Poincare in the recent negotiations in the council of ambassadors with regard to Germany. The chamber gave the premier carte blanche to execute his program for future forcible action ln enforcing complete execution of the Versailles treaty for the protection of France's national Interests and security, ln accord with the allies If possible, but alone If he must. The vote was 503 to 70. MY Poincare declared that the failure of the United States and Great Britain to ratify the guaranty was at the bottom of the present trouble with regard to the military control commission. HALTS LABOR UNIONS IN PREVENTING WORK Judge Anderson Issues Restraining Order in Connection With Building. Indianapolis. Nov. 23. -Judge Ander-- son In Federal Court here today Issued a temporary restraining order enjoining the Bedford Stone and Construction Company of Indianapolis and a number ot local and national labor unions from interfering with the. work of the United Metal Products Company, of Canton, Ohio, in connection with the construction of the Indianapolis Athletic Club Building here. The Metal Products Company alleged that the Bedford company, with which It had a contract for installation of j metal fixtures ln the building, had refused to permit workmen employed by the plaintiff to enter the building, after union workmen employed by the latter had gone on strike; that the union workmen had gone on strike because of the Metal Products Company refused to discharge engineers and workmen, who were not union men. " Judge Anderson declared. In- commenting on the case that, if the principle Continued on Second Tagn. EDWARDSPORTBANK ROBBERS GET 10 TO 20 YEARS' IMPRISONMENT Vincennes, Ind.. Nov 23. Irwin Nicholson and Paul Hardesty, charged with the robbery of the Edwardsport (Ind.) Bank last July, were sentenced to terms of from ten to twenty years' Imprisonment, following their plea of guilty In Circuit Court here today. The men. are alleged to have held up the Edwardsport Bank and escaped with ' $2 000 ln cash. Nicholson was arrested last week in Baimbridge. Ga.. while his companion was taken In custody at Manning, S. D. The bank which Hardesty an- ""' .; olson robbea Is the same in ' ; '; Charles Wright, assistant cashl . s kil'ed two weeks ago. For this ' " William Jones and Theodore strong are being held on charj first degree murder. V A '' i J l A $ V""'N. w Dr. S. Josephine Baker. Dr. S. Josephine Baker, who Is credited with being large'.y responsible for the methods which reduced New York City's infant mortality rate from 144 per thousand births to 75 during her twenty years of welfare work there, has just been appo nted consulting director in maternity and child hygiene of the United States children's bureau. Dr. Baker was the first woman to be identified with the League of Nations in a professional capacity. MESSA BUT EXPLICIT, I THE PREDICTION Coolidge to Omit Long Arguments and Discussions in Document. TAXATION, FARM RELIEF, TRANSPORTATION, LEAD Washington, Nov. 23. President Coolidse's . messaga ., to. Congress ....will-embrace a series of explicit recommendations rather than a presentation of long arguments and discussions of such recommendations. The chief executive virtually completed wo'k today on the message, which is expected to have an extremely Important bearing on his political fortunes. Severa' days yet will be required to clarify the language and the document will be sent to the printer, probably next week. Little Known as to Contents. White House officials, in making known that the message will present definite recommendations and contain little ln the way of arguments ln support of those recommendations, said Mr. Cool.dge expected his suggestions to Congress to bo acceptable as sound on their face. Inasmuch as arguments and imp-essions wl'l be absent, the message is expected to be rather brief. The President has done most of the work upon It ln his study In the residential portion of the White House, and while he has received suggestions' from almost a countless number of persons in the past three months, he has seldom revealed to his callers his position with respect to these suggestions. Three Leading Subject. The general belief Is that th three major questions upon which recommendations will be made are taxation, aprlcnltura' relief and transportation. The transportation question was discussed by Mr. Coolidge again today with Senator Cummins, of Iowa, chairman of the Senate interstate commerce committee. Senator Cummins advocates legislation to bring about consolidation of the railroads for more efficient operation and has announced Crnt'nnrd pii Third Pace FIRE DESTROYS BLOCK IN HEART OF TIA JUAN A San Diego, Cal.. Nov. 23. Fire which late today was reported to hav destroyed Tla Juana, - Mexico, just across the international border south ofhere, was brought under control after burning one block of the oldest part of the town, according to word reaching here tonight. The T!a Juanaicce track was said not to have been in any immediate danger. Hurried calls for fighting equipment were sent to Cixula Vista, a suburb of this city, but the department there was unable to respond and another call was sent to San Diego. Scares of families fled toward th International boundary, fearing that their homes would be destroyed. MASKED MEN GAG GIRL AND ROB MONTREAL BANK Montreal, Nov. 23. Three armed masked bandits today entered the branch of the Banque National at St. .Linolre. -beat a guard into uncon sciousness, forced the girl manager open the safe and escaped with , 000. The bai)dits bound and gagged the I manager, the guard and another . jiloye. The bank was robbed of .. MOO by masked men several weeks V - V i GE BRIEF, WILL RESUME THE PROBE MONDAY, DECEMBER 3 Indianapolis, Nov. 23. After James P. Goodrich, former governor and president of the National City Bank of Indianapolis. , who was one of the organizers of the pool which advanced Governor Warren T. McCray $350,-000 in an endeavor to save him from a financial crash had testified today and counsel for the three Fort Wayne banks, who filed a petition in Federal Court to have the governor adjudged a bankrupt, had filed an amended petition, the hearing ln Federal Court was adjourned to be resumed In Indianapolis on Monday, December 3, by Harry C. Sheridan, master of chancery. $216,000 Shrinks to $50,000. Goodrich testified that the assets turned over by Governor McCray to the pool interests had deprec'ated In value. The $216,000 worth of bl'ls receivable surrendered by the governor to the 'pool, Goodrich testified, were worth about $50,000. lie also related that he was about 30 minutes late in an effort he made from New Tork to stop the formation of the pool. In the amended petition" of the Fort Wayne banks, it Is alleged that Governor McCray had committed four additional acts of bankruptcy by pay ing obligations to the Discount and De posit State Bank of Kentland, of which he formerly was president; to the Newton County Cemetery Association; to the Bank of Marshfield, Ind.. and to the Washington. Bank and Trust Company. It Is a'so asserted that the governor ceased to be a farm er when control of the Orchard Lake Stock Farm passed to the Aetna Trust and Sav'ngs Company of Indianapolis as trustee for the pool Interests. Ruling: by Master. A ruling made by Sheridan Thurs day will tend to widen the scope of the Investigation. He decided over the objections ef McCray"s attorneys Ih&t the holder of an obligation can ex press himself as to whether the maker of the obligation is solvent and that In direct evidence as to the value of the farm lands could be admitted. James W. Noe'-, of counsel for Gover nor McCray, conferred with Judge James A. Collins of the Marion County Criminal Court today and gave arise to to much speculation as to whether the governor had made a request, through his attorney, to appear before the county grand jury, which has been delv!ng into the governor' financial dealings. Talked to Judge Coll Inn. -Joel admitted he had talked to Judge Collins regarding the matter, but Continned on Serond Tog. CHIEF. OF POLICE FLAYS B. MORGAN State Prohi Head Asked Why He Does Not Make Arrests in Evansville. Evansville, Ind., Nov. 23. Indignant over statements made Thursday night by Bert Morgan, state prohibition enforcement director, in which he assert ed "many Evansville society women were manufacturing and selling homebrew" and that undisputed evidence to substantiate such a statement was In his possession. Chief of Police Ira Wiltshire today flayed Morgan, as serting that Morgan, with such evl dence in his possession, was lax in his duty by not making arrests. ' "If Morgan has all the evidence he says he has, why doesn't he make some arrests?" Witshlre said. "Once this year Morgan has taken part In raids in this county. He conferred with me only once during the year regarding condl Continued on Second Tar 3 WOMEN PATIENTS KILLED BY SPECIFIC INJECTED FOR PARESIS Cincinnati, Nov. 23. Three women patients at the Dongview Hospital for the Insane died today following Injec tions of a specific used In the treat-mnt of paresis. They were Mrs. Mercy Ackerman Crawford, 34; Mrs. Lena Glaser, 30, and Miss Marie Hon kamp, 30. Fourteen women patients were to have been Inoculated wHh the treat ment, but the reaction showed so quickly in the three victims that the treatment was discontinued Immedi ately. A'l of the preparation, wh'ch !s suplled to the the hospital bv the state board of health, was shipped immediately to Columbus for ana ysis. Coroner Ilandley, after viewing the bodies, found that death of the first two was due to "acute toxemia from arsephenanlne poisoning," and "acute po.soning from toxic acid arsenic," in i the case of Miss Honkamp. FIRST PHOTO RECEIVE!) IN THIS COUNTRY OF THE RECENT CHINESE WRECKED HOME S AT HONGKONG. DE SOTO NOW HAS MODERN SCHOOL President Hines of Normal School Speaks at Ceremonies of Dedication. The need of the school to elve both moral and physical training to students was emphasized by L. N. Hines, of Terre Haute, president of the Indiana . State Normal School, when speaking yesterday afternoon at cere monies opening the new addition to the Delaware Township Consolidated School at DeSoto. President Hines reviewed the great changes that had co-tse about In the schools during the iast few years and told of the opportunities of stucfenta of the present , - ' . Pleads for Sound Program. The speaker explained that tie home, the church, and the school were Important factors In training children to become good citizens, and pleaded fdr a sound educational program for the schools. For the DeSoto School, President Hines had words , of praise, saying that it met necessary requirements and stood out as one of the modern schools of the present. The services were combined with the observance -of American Education Week, a program having been arranged by the teachers for the occa sion. School began at the regular hour yesterday morning and continued until 10 o'clock, during which time parents Continued on feond 1'ace. COAL AT $7 A TON IS SOLD BY UNION Meanwhile, Lack of Demand Closes Many Indiana and Illinois Mines. Cleve!and, Nov. 23 Six to eight carloads of coal, mined by union men from mines owned by union men, and so'.d through a union-owned distributing company to the general public, as well as to members of the union organizations, is being brought Into Cleveland daily. , " Members of the Brotherhood of locomotive Engineers are behind the mining and marketing organizations which have taken over complete handling of the coa! from mine to user. " Owned by Stoek Company. The Coal River collieries In West Virginia and Kentucky, owned by a slock company organized by the Brotherhood of Docomotive Engineers, Is the producer of the coal, "which is being marketed through the Cleveland Co-Operative Coal Company, an organ ization backed by the engineers brotherhood. Run-of-mine bituminous lump coal is delivered a'l $7 per ton and mechanically screened coal at $7.50, Al- ront'nnnl -n Th!rl Pna. YOUNG WOMAN GETS A DIVORCE FROM HER 63-YEAR-OLD MATE Laporte, Ind., Nov. 23. Following testimony that she was coerced Into marrying James Baker, 63. at the age of 13 years, Sarah Baker, 17, was granted a divorce : from her elderly spouse here today. Mrs. Baker declared on the stand that she married Baker in Kentucky. In 1919, after her uncle, with whom she made her home, had threatened her life If she failed to go through with the ceremony. She testified she afterwards "earned that Baker had promised her uncle $500 If he was successful in bringing , about the marriage. ,iv vVv fair The Orient had hardly recovered from the shock f the news of the Japanese earthquake when the severest typhoon in many years struck Hongkong. China, one of the most important British possessions In the East. Millions of dollars worth of property was destroyed and many lives lost. Work of rebuilding already has begun in the devastated districts. 2 BANKS ROBBED AT INDIANAPOLIS Armed Bandits Get About $12,000 at One and $1,500 at the Other. Ind.anapolis. Nov. 23 Three armed bandits this afternoon held three employes and two customers of the Tuxedo State Bank here at bay with revolversand. after Jtcoopirrgup be tween $10 000 and $12 090 in currency, escaped In an automobile.' Earlier ln the afternoon three men, believed to be the same trio, held up the Central Avenue State Bank, and escaped with $1,500 in currency. In the Tuxe-do Bank robbery, two of tbe bandits herded the employes and customers Into a cage, leaving one on guard at the door, and rifled the money drawer. The bandits then fled from the bank and jumped into anf au-tomo-bile, the motor of which had been left running, and sped away. , A , police emergency squad was sent out to search for the 'bandits car Immediately after the robbery, and a numbex of officers were assigned to watch street Intersections for a trace of the men. , Two of the bandits accomplished the robbery at the Central Avenue Bank, forcing the assistant cashier, who was In charge. Into a small room, and taking $1,500 from the vault. They then ran from tha bank and joined a third man. who waited outside, and disappeared between two houses. Shortly afterward, a motorcycle policeman gave chase to a speeding no" Continued on Second rage. COOLIDGE SUGGESTS U. S. OPERATE MUSCLE SHOALS FOR ITS NEEDS x Washington, Nov. 23. President Coolidge feels that Muscle Shoals might ptoperly be operated by the government at a loss or disposed of to private Interests at a sacrifice in order that the United States may be assured of a war-time supply of nitrate and a peace-timesupply of cheap fertilizer. White House o ficlals, in presenting this statement of the chief executive's views today, asserted that the President and Representative Madden, of Illinois, were working In harmony In the matter of legislation which would bring about constructloiKon the Warrior River in Alabama of a duplicate of the Gorgas steam power plant, recently sold to the Alabama Tower Company. The statement did not reveal whether Mr. Coolidge preferred government or private operation of the Muscle Shoals properties, but It represented the President as fee'lng that Is was a matter of greatest Importance for the United States to obtain -a sure supply of nitrates and that some financial allowance should be mad in the case of either type of operation for extensive experimentation. 'MAY GOD PUNISH ME WITH DEATH IF GUILTY,9 SAYING WHICH, HE DIES Regenz, Austria, Nov. 23. "May Almighty God punish me with instant death if I am guilty," was the final declaration of a man on trial here for the murder of his wife. Immediately after uttering these words he swooned ln the court room and died before doctors could come to his aid. His statement was made during a heated cross examination, under which the accused showed excitement. Doctors certified that heart failure caused his death. i TYPHOON, SHOWING A FEW OF THE L0NG170RTH ASKS G.0..P. HARMONY House Candidate for Floor Leader' Warns Against Control by Democrats. Washington. Nov. 23. Appealing for harmony among Republican members of the House. Representative Long' worth, of Ohio, who is a candidate for Republican leader, declared in a letter made public tonight that lack of team work would enable the Democrats to do what they pleased. The communication, addressed to House Republicans, called attention to the party's slender majority In the next House, and emphasized that Republican success at the polls next year would depend "largely upon the rec- ord of the Congress soon to meet, and that the "main theater ct political ac tivlty will be the House of Represen tatives, ln which the most Important pieces of legislation must originate." In the Fight to Stay. Referring to the contest that has de veloped between him and Representative Graham of Illinois for leader, Mr. Longworth declared he was in the fight to stay. With the assistance of a "very few men" on the Republican side out of sympathy with the organization. Mr. Longworth said, the Democrats would be In position to control House developments. He called attention of the loss by the Republicans" of a large number of their "best parliamentarians and fighting men," while the Democrats, he added, "have lost none of their fighting force and have a num ber of additions of great strength." "May the Best Man Win." "The leadership of the majority un der these conditions," Mr. Longworth Continued on Third Piute. TEACHERS TRAINING COURSE PROPOSED Delaware Co u nty Sunday School Association Announces Plans. A meeting of great Importance and significance was held in St. Johns Unf-versalist Church last evening, follow ing the - Delaware County Sunday School Association meeting. Ministers- and superintendents were called together to plan for an exceptionally strong community teacher-training course this winter under the best leadership obtainable. - In consultation with State Sunday Continued on Third ratr. NAVY COURT CONVICTS COMMANDER ROESCH: NEGLIGENCE CHARGE San Diego, Cal.. Nov.. 23. Lleuten ant-Commander Herbert O. Roesch who commandecLthc U. S. S. Nicholas on the night of September 8. when the ves sel with six others stranded at Honda, Cal... was found guilty of negligence" ln permitting his ship to run on the rocks by a general courtmartlal here which deliberated an hour and 40 minutes. THE WKATHPR Ch'ctwo. Nov. 2S. Ireci!4s 0 INDIANA Generally fair Saturday Sun' day unsettled and warmer. OHIO Cloudy and mmiewltat colder Sat nrdar: Sunday elondy. TEMPERATURE IN MUXCIE. Last 24 Hours. 1 a. rn 4ll 9 . m.., 2 . jn 40 10 a. in.. . S n. n 411 a. m... 4 a. m 4i'i Noon .... 5 a in 401 1 - p. n.. , a. in 41! i p. m.. 7 a. til 42; 3 p. tn. . , S b. tn .43; 4 y n.. ..44i & p. in 40 . .43' p. m 40 ..43! 7 p. m,..,.4 ..4S s p. in S ..44! p. in S ..41; 10 P. Tt ? ..41 11 p. m 3 ..411 Mi.lniKliI j-.SS A Tear Ako Yesterday: Maximum, 66; Minimum, ti. NEXT GOVERNMENTS MAKE-UP IS A MYSTERY Berlin. Nov. 23 (By The Associated Press). Dr. Gustav Stresemann tonight resigned as chancellor when the reichstag. by a -ote of 230 to 153. de nied his rump cabinet a vote of con fidence. Seven deputies abstained from casting their ballots. After the ballot was taken Dr. Stresemann tendered the resignation of 'himself and the members or his cabinet, which President Ebert accepted. The president Immediately sent for Faul Loebe, president of the reichstag. with whom he held a conference. Who will head the next eovernment remains a mystery tonight. Herr Ebert has requested Stresemann to carry on current business until his successor Is appointed. Chancellor Wanted Decisive Action. The ostaimt of the second crisis during the chancellor's regime was ln doubt up to a half hour before the voting took place. But the radicals had strongly pledged themselves In opposition to the Stresemann government, and the German nationalists also had refused to recede from the position of outspoken hos tility, so that the chancellor's fate was definitely sealed. The vote may e said to have con formed to the chancellor's wishes and his pronounced demand that It he de cisive and free from all equivocation. Stresemann' View of Action. Discussing the relchstag's dlsap-1 proval of his government with the newspaper men after his retirement. Dr. Stesemann said his cabinet might have continued In office without courting the relchstag's approval. But the "no confidence" resolution Introduced by the nationalists and socialists con fronted the government with the ne cessity of having Its prestige and Its mandate defined preadventure. In view of the chaotic conditions obtaining lthln Germany, and also because ci" the grave issues awaiting solution in connection with Germany's oreign affairs which demanded a cabinet with strong parliamentary backing. He said he be'.Ieved the precednt set by him would prove a wholesome lesson for future cabinets and will break with the custom of dodging responsi bility by passing the buck to the quar relling political parties. All "Up In tfce Air" Just what will be the character of the government which will succeed the deposed ministry remains a mystery. Stresemann has been requested to carry on current business. The clericals are reported to be op posed to a so-called non-partisan cabinet of experts. OKLAHOMA GAilD JURY INDICTS J. G. WALTON On Charges On Which He Was-Impeached and Removed as Governor. Oklahoma City, Nov. 23. J. C Walton, deposed governor of Oklahoma was Inducted here today by a District Court grand Jury on charges on which he was Impeached and removed from office by the state legislature. Seven Indictments were returned against tu former executive, charging diversion of state funds. Intimidating an officer and prohibiting an assembly of tho' lower house of the legislature. Having anticipated the action. Walton posted bond of JS.750 and requested that the trial be held at once. He declined to make a statement. Six of the Indictments allege felony-offenses and the seventh a rn!sde meanor. ILLINOIS MEN'S AUTO IS WRECKED IN OHIO: 3 OCCUPANTS INJURED Springfield. O.. Nov. 13. One man was seriously Injured, two others were slightly hurt and two escaped injury tonight when a Big Four freight engine demolished an automobile at the west Main street grade crossing here. The automobile contained five men en route from Champalfin. 111., to Columbus to witness the Illinois-Ohio football gme tomorrow. The most seriously injured is Ila'.ph Trevett, of Champaign. His left ankle was crushed, and it was said that amputation of the foot would be necessary. He was also badly cut and bruised. Lee Stonebraker Champaign, sustained a broken arm. scalp wounds and body bruises. FY P. Graham, an attorney at L'rbana. 111., and I. R. Maxwell. Champaign., owner and driver of the car, were uninjured. The watchman at the crossing sai he flagged, the automobile but thi the driver refused to heed the s!gn driving directly Into the path of t I locomotive.

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