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91 Item THE RICH NET PAID CIRCULATION Daily Over ..16,400 Sunday Over 17,000 MEM8ER A. O. C. ASSOCIATED PRESS Full eight bout leased wlr port received eacb eight covering tba world and (lata oewi and complete market report 53rd YEAH No. 79 RICHMOND, INDIANA, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 2, 1929 THREE CENTS MONO ILK F- DAY To Be Ordained as Methodist Deacon Myron T.

Her OR MORE DIE AS STORMS HIT SEVERAL STATES MILLION DOLLARS UNCOLLECTED BY WILLIAMS, CLAIM Money Is Due State From Con FRANCE TO PAY HIGHEST HONOR TO AMBASSADOR Body To Be Conveyed Home In Nation's Newest Cruiser, Tourville funeralTnThursday Premier To Give Oration at Bier Of Much Loved Representative iHv Th AtMWliited PreM I PAWS, April 1. France has taken the death of American Ambassador Herrick as her own loss and will pay his 1 ') MMIIW III Missing Girl Found Prisoner In Hut (By Thn AMitrUtrd I'ma) PHILADELPHIA, April 1. Tied to a bedpost in a hut in an Isolated spot in New Jersey, Rita Curulo, 14 year old school girl who was abducted more than three weeks ego, was rescued tonight by detectives. The girl was weak from lack of food and was near collapse when her rescuers cut the cords that bound her. They arrested Gae-tano Aldonido, 48, who the girl said had carried her away in an automobile, beaten her and attacked her.

Search for the child had been conducted here and in surrounding cities since her disappearance March 8. RACE PREMIUMS AT FAIR TO BE BOOSTED $1,000 Officials Take Action Lookins Toward Improvement Of Speed Program Family Tickets Will Co On Sale In Month at $1.50 Until July 1 Important decisions regarding administration of the Wayne county fair, including the setting of admission prices, and the increase of race premiums by $1,000, were reached by directors of the fair Monday night in a session at the town hall, Cen-terville. I E. Kinsey of Green's Fork, president of the board, presided at the session, which was attended by a majority of the directors. It was voted to again sell family tickets, at the rate of $1.50 each, until July 1.

After that date the price will be raised to $2.00 per ticket To provide everyone in the county, especially farmers, with an opportunity to purchase the tickets at the bargain rate of $1.50, they will be placed on sale at different points over the county. Family tickets will admit two adults, a man a woman, and their children under 14 years of age. Tickets will go on sale about the first of May. according to present plans. Single admission tickets will be sold for 50 cents each, with a reduction of 25 cents if they are tarehased after 6 o'clock in the awning.

-brbably one of the most important adecislons of the fair directors wmtdc increase the racing premium tUZuOt over the amount offered Ray Swallow said this action was designed to bring better ir-stt into competition, with the I ulft there will be better races in I Molasses. The move is expected tafld even greater interest to a tjtxti which is traditional with fairs, but which Wayne LIGHT PLANT IN RICHMOND PLANS AN IMPROVEMENT Council Appropriates $18,800 Out Of Earnings for Coal Siding As the result of the recently announced improvement program of the C. O. railroad in Richmond, involving the straightening' of, Us main line between Main street iufll the North Third street pasr station and the establishnxifcu'i switching yard, an extensive provement program is to fctaf rled out by the Richmond munittpu trie plant. Under suspension of rule f-JUcf council last evening ftydfc nance appropriating $18,80 ittityiGf the earnings of the plantjf amount 115,000 is for a daM" along the river bank abovtfttt-HUSit, with a capacity of 10 careKadR purchase of land to be usedis siding and for the installaUetff '8 additional spray pond or Another ordinance $7,500 of plant earnings icr3R3ran chasje of certain equipmetf faretb new spray pond and for the fiurehase of an additional line true "was 'advanced to second The improvement progWbe" (Continued On Pace a it i DuMbAKUMblvt JIMENEZ STHS t.1 States ambassa- I removes one of ipaoie oi mis lomatfl.

he an able of the United was a valued ce. The French ed him with a c's career led life of an or-tizen to one of wr figures in in- A frlf matic circles. 1 ttan he earned Miile attending sVioo bells and likhtning rods the farmers, practiced lawlnd gradually avnce(ThrojTgh hard work tiprf, to a position of ImportMice in Cleveland jfinancial circles. He became interested and active in a number of great industrial projects, demonstrating his ability as a keen business man. IT.

1 i i ne servea nis state as governor, was mentioned as presidential possibility at one time, and was in charge of me United btates embassy in France when the World war broke out. i In the trying days that followed the war Mr. Herrick oid valiant service for his Sfountry. He appeared to un-erstaHthi French people (s ftw 'Americans do, and tlislunderstanding was rewarded by a hearty co-operation that served to create satisfactory working relations between the two countries. Few diplomats have been able to accomplish so much with as little commotion.

Mr. Herrick believed in abolishing governmental red tape wherever possible and his direct methods of dealing made; possible the settlement of many problems without the necessity of indefinite dickering through government agencies. The ambassador was in the public eye on many occasions Memorable among them was the time when Charles A Lindbergh arrived in Paris after his lone flight across the -Atlantic. Mr. Herrick took the young flyer in charge, ad-wised him during his stay, and 'did much to make the visit the triumphant affair that it was.

There are many more instances when the native Ohio- an served his country effec lively. His long period of nub. lis service includes countless such cases. And, after all, one of the best proofs of his fine work is to be found in the love which the French people had for him and the deep sense of loss which they feel in his death. CHURCHES The interest which residents of this community have in the church was demonstrated Sunday when local meeting houses were filled with Easter worshippers.

The response which was accorded the Easter pageant, which was presented in the Coliseum early Sunday morning, also proved that Christian people can get up before their usual hour for arising if there is sufficient interest moving them. After all, people are interested in religious matters. may be careless and negligent at times but that is because they adopt the easiest way. It is easier, for instance, to sit at home doing nothing than it is to get ready for church. But that doesn't prove conclusively that folk are not interested in religion.

The churches of today, we believe, are realizing more and more that they need to provide a positive religion, a religion that is active and constructive. And they are reaching out in their efforts to do this. The results may be seen in increased interest and attendance where definite, active programs are being followed. MRS. SADIE MORROW SUCCUMBS TO BURNS CHESTER, April 1.

Burns suffered three weeks ago by Mrs. Sadie Jefferis Morrow, age 73 years, wife of William A. Morrow, caused her death at the family home On the Fountain City pike this evening about 7:30 o'clock. Mrs. Morrow is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs.

Elbert It. Kemp and Miss Nellie Morrow, Chester; two sons, Harry M. Morrow, Columbus, and Dr. Roy D. Morrow.

Connersville, three grandchildren, Adela'de and Alfred Kemp and Roy D. Morrow, two sisters, Mrs. William Clements, Richmond and Miss Alice Haisley, Honolulu. Funeral announcements will be made later. tractors, Municipalities, Allegation CHARGES MADE PUBLIC Hearing Against Director Of Highway Commission Set for Wednesday 'By The Awirlatrit Pre) INDIANAPOLIS, April 1.

The answer of the state highway commission to the request of John D. Williams, state highway director to make more specific and definite the charges on which his removal from the position is sought, was made public by the commission tonight. Twenty two complaints are listed by the commission, chief among them the charge that the director failed to collect more than J1.000-000 due the state of Indiana from various municipalities and contractors. Other charges include per- mitting the terms of a contract to be broken, failure to inform the commission of certain mattersand failure to refer certain decisions to the commissioners. A hearing on the charges against Williams, who has refused the commission's request that he resign, will be held before the commission Wednesday.

Among the specific charges made by the commission were; "He failed to collect over due the state of Indiana from various municipalities and contractors as shown by the records of the state highway commission." "He failed to install all steel guard rails at six different locations." "He failed to page that part of road No. 3C between Montezuma and the Illinois state line." "He failed to maintain the Oldenburg road as a part of the state highway system." "He failed to file his report on or before the first day of December, so as to be incorporated in the report of the state highway commission as required by statute." "He permitted the terms of a contract with the Standard Oil company of Indiana to be violated in that he permitted the purchase of a lubricant at higher prices from the D. A. Lubricant company in the sum of $3,133.89, when a contract had been made with the Standard Oil company of Indiana to purchase of said last named company the entire requirements of gasoline, oil and lubricant for a period of one year, beginning August 16, 1928." "He has neglected to collect, since the year 1927, the sum of $1,857, due the state highway commission from the Denham Oil company for drums returned by the highway department to said Denham Oil company at the expiration of the contract with said company." A copy of the charges was presented to James Bingham, attorney for Williams, tonight by James M. Ogden, attorney general.

Williams refused to discuss the charges. Members of the commission would make no comment on the charges, saying that "they speak for themselves." The funds due the state front municipalities and counties includes money that should have been refunded for paving done within the corporation ilmits of towns, right of ways and similar expenditures, it was said. Among the alleged uncollected amounts were: Lake county, Knox, Marion, Cass, Monroe, and Wabash, $28,948.25. Among larger alleged uncollected debts from municipalities were Crown Point Paoli, Rockville, $20,000, and West-field $23,560.27. Some of the larger amounts alleged to be uncollected from contractors were: Dietl Construction, company George M.

Cross Construction company Mc-Williams Dredging company, $1, 408.42, and Municipal Construction company $2,392.36. The commission cited two matteia In which it alleged he failed to inform the commission, and which, they said should have been brought to their attention. They were: "He failed to inform the stata highway commission of suits arising out of contracts and filed by con struction companies. "He failed to inform the stata highway commission as to the widen ing of state road No. 40 between In dianapolis and Terre Haute, which he had arbitrarily taken upon him.

self to do." The arranging of a joint confer ence of the state highway commis sions of Indiana and Illinois, "with out consulting the Indiana commission in advance," was charged as one of the matters which "should (Continued On Page Two.) AUNT HET BY ROBERT QUILLEN "She looks so happy an Inde pendent, I wouldn't believe she nas the new preacher's wife until somebody said she wss his second." it'iipyrlshl. 192. roWlhfr Smdicat) 1 One Dead, Two Injured Result Of Tornado Striking In Pennsylvania H00SIERSSUFFER HURTS Death Toll In Ohio Stand3 at Three; Property Loss Reported Heavy (By The Auoclatrd. PreM) The Easter storm which wept the Middle West, taking one life und cuusing heavy property damage, roared into the East yesterday raising the death toll to six persona nnd destroying; property over a wide territory. Sweeping through southern Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, Into New Jersey and on into Canada, winds of almost tornado force blew down trees, unroofed houses and other buildings and crippled telephone and telegraph communication.

Wind velocities above 60 miles an hour were reported In Ohio. Winds of diminishing velocity were felt all over the east. A man was killed at Newark, Ohio, by a tree which was blown down on top of his automobile; pt Buffalo, N. y. a trackman was killed in a like accident; a 16.

year old girl was blown into the path of an automobile and fatally Injured at Belmore, Ohio; 10 year old school child was fatally injured at Newell, W. Va. by a falling window, blown In by the gale, and a farmer near' Folksvllle, N. was killed when struck by a beam blown from a barn. A two ton roof was lifted from a building at Rome, N.

by the wind, and deposited 300 yards away. In Canada the high winds were accompanied by sleet and snow, which broke down telephone and telegraph lines and made the roads impassible in places. Eighteen inches of snow was reported In northern sections of Ontario. STROUDSBURGi April 1. One man was killed and two persons were injured this afternoon in a tornado that cut a path four miles wide along the Delaware river between' Easton and Port land, Pa.

The storm also caused heavy damage on the New Jersey side of the river, particularly near Columbia. Sweeping in from the southwest, the storm carried houses and barns from their foundations, blew off roofs of scores of other buildings and uprooted hundreds of trees. The man who lost hla life was Boyd Titman of Polkville, about two and one-half miles from Portland. He was struck by heavy timbers from the wreckage of his barn. A brother Charles Titman, and his family narrowly escaped injury or death.

They saw the approach of the funnel shaped cloud and hastened to their cellar a moment before their house was carried from its foundation. At Vale, N. Charles Jones, 33, suffered a possible fracture of the skull when struck by flying timber as' his barn' was lifted from it foundation. Buildings were damaged in Easton and telephone and electric light wires were put out of commission. A bridge spanning the Delaware river between Portland and Cuba was wrecked and closed to all but foot traffic.

Nearly every chimney in Portland, a town of about 4,000 was blown down; scores of houses were unroofed in Portland and in Columbia and the highways were blocked by fallen trees and other debris. The storm lasted only about two minutes. WELCH, W. April 1. One child was killed and three other children were injured today when a wind storm ripped a roof from a home at Wilcoe, near here.

The wreckage was blown on the children who were playing on a porch. Wayne Brooks, one year old, was killed, INDIANAPOLIS, April 1. Injuries to a number of persons were reported tonight as the result of a windstorm approaching cyclonic proportions which swept across Indiana last night and early today, unroofing buildings, smashing windows and disrupting transportation and communication facilities. In many sections the wind was accompanied by a heavy rain, which sent streams out of their banks and washed away several small bridges. Several accidents were attributed to the storm.

The first eastbound Interurban to leave Wabash this morning struck a washout near Lagro, and overturned. Charles Williams, Peru, mo- torman, and Charles Leap, Lagro. passenger, were eeriousiy injured and brought to the county hospital at Wabash. Mrs. Albert Wallace of Mount (Continued On Pge Two.) INDIANA- Mostly fair, rising temperature Tuesday, Wednes-partly cloudy to cloudy.

OH 10 Fair Tuesday and probably Wednesday, with slowly rising temperature. Maximum 58 Minimum 29 Noon 34 Midnight 29 Sun sets today 6:05 Sun rises tomorrow ....5:21 Forecast for Richmond and vicinityFair today with rising temperature; Wednesday, partly cloudy. WEATHER Beat This (Hy Th AvwiHlrd Pru EVANSVILLE, April 1. This is no April fool story. Urban Martin, circuit court bailiff, gave a startling demonstration this afternoon to convince disciples of the rod and reel here that they know nothing of the fine art of obtaining worms.

Connecting a steel rod with an electric extension cord from his home, he stuck the rod in the ground and turned on the current, Immediately there came crawling trom the earth within a three foot radius of the rod, more than 30 worms. Martin gathered them in. REORGANIZATION OF POST OFFICE BY UJ. SEEN Postmaster General Brown Plans Shakeup To Get Nearer Paying Basis BY ROBERT S. PICKENS Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON, April 1.

The post office department Is on the verge of a general reorganization which will include a large part of the administrative branches and extend on down through the entire postal service. Postmaster General Brown has determined not only to bring the post office nearer a paying basis but also to raise the standard of character and ability in the tremendous personnel of the. postal service. If the present plans of Mr. Brown are carried out, and it Is understood that he has submitted them to President Hoover and received from him the promise of hearty support, the only assistant postmaster general to remain will be W.

Irving Glover, now second assistant in charge of air mail. First Assistant Postmaster General Bartlett is to be replaced and the duties of that office so remodeled that instead of spending time settling personnel disputes and studying post office sites the first assistant will become the right hand of the postmaster general in the formulating of policies and their execution. No one has been selected to succeed Mr. Bartlett. The third assistant, Robert S.

Re-gar, is to be replaced by a certified public accountant if one can be found who has what Mr. Brown terms "a knowledge of the broader phases of business." Mr. Regar un- aer tne present plans, will be retained in another capacity. When Mr. Brown completes his official family he intends to turn his attention to the elimination of bureaucratic methods in the department, both in dealing with postal employes and in relation with the public.

j. RADIOlAflN PLAN Banks Of Wabash, To Es tablish System, Report Asserts By The Avswiatrd Pre) TERRE HAUTE, April 1. A special dispatch to the Terre Haute Star from Washington says that reports are current there that Banks of Wabash, of. Evans-villo, is planning to purchase a chain of Indiana radio stations. "Although no confirmation has been obtainable," the dispatch says, "and though it has been said that the stations will not operate as a network, it is further reported that the stations may serve as a Columbia outlet and that Sam Pickard, vice president of the Columbia broadcasting system, is scheduled for an early visit to Indiana." The Evansville corporation today took over radio station WBOW here subject to approval by the federal radio commission of the transfer of license from Banks of Wabash Broadcasting association.

Directors of Banks of Wabash, are Henry B. Walker, Curtis Mushlitz and J. William Hoyens, all of Evansville, according to the incorporation papers. These men also said to be the owners of station WGBF at Evansville. Other stations mentioned in connection with the reported chain plans include WKBF at Indianapolis.

"We are not considering the location of a radio broadcasting station in Richmond." This statement was made to The Item last night by Henry B. Walker, Evansville, one of the directors of Banks of Wabash, Inc. Commenting on the report that representatives of a radio broadcasting concern were in Richmond last week inspecting a site on the west side Mr. Walker said he was positive these men were not connected with his company. LINDYEilTE TO VISIT ANNE (By The AMorlatrd Pres) EL PASO.

April 1. Believed bound for Mexico City to visit his fiancee. Anne Morrow, Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh stopped here at 5:30 p. ni.

today to refuel his Cur-tiss bi-plane before continuing his trip to an unannounced destination on the Texas-Mexico border tonight. Lindbergh left Santa Barbara, this morning. GARNER ABSOLVED IN REPORT WASHINGTON, April The title of Representative Garner of Texas, the house minority leader, to the Democratic nomination in the last July primaries is held to be as "clean as a hound's tooth" In a report by the special house campaign investigating committee. INDIANA body the same honors she pays to those of her own distinguished sons. The ambassador's last homegoing will be aboard a ship which is the pride of the French navy, the new swift cruiser Tourville.

The premier of France will pronounce the only oration over the dead and the French army will render the same honors accorded generals and marshals of France as the procession goes from the American embassy to the church. Those honors spring trom the sentiment of French people of all classes who had unbounded faith in Ambassador Herrick and loved him not only for his friendship to France but also for himself. His genial manners had made him known throughout the country as few other foreign diplomats have ever been known. The funeral services will begin Thursday morning at an hour to be subsequently fixed, it was decided today after Mrs. Parmely Herrick had talked with her husband in New York by wireless telephone.

Ceremonies are to begin at the embassy, where Premier Poincare will pay tribute to Mr. Herrick's memory in the name of the French government. Immediately afterward, the cortege will form at the embassy and proceed to the American Pro-Cathedral in the Avenue George with detachments of French troops rendering honors. The body of the ambassador will probably be transported at once to Brest of Cherbourg, where it is to be placed aboard the Tourville. The cruiser will hoist anchor and sail at once for New York.

A special guard of honor will be designated by the government to accompany the body to its last resting place. Although there has been no lying in state, a great number of people have passed along the avenue in front of the embassy to pay their respects in the only way they can, while others stop at the lodge to sign the register. This register now contains the names of all the members of the government, the whole of the diplomatic corps and a vast number of French people and members of the American colony. France mourns Ambassador Herrick as another of the men who helped it through the dark rocky days of the war. It remembered how, when.

In 1914, German armies knocked at the gates of Paris and the government fled to Bordeaux, he himself refused to leave his post, though warned he might be killed. "There are time when a dead ambassador might be of more service to you than a live one," he told them. More recently they know him as the man who took a hero Colonel Charles A. Lindberghand piloted him among them after his splendid exploit of the air. Death came to Ambassador Her rick yesterday at 4:10 p.

m. after a (Continued On Page Two.) FORMER DEPUTY SAYS NOT GUILTY Charges Of Liquor Conspiracy Denied By Voegtlin at Fort Wayne The Awmclated I'ress) FORT WAYNE. April 1. Two pleas not guilty and one motion to quash was the answer of John Voegtlin, former deputy United States marshal, of this city, when he was arraigned before Federal Judge Thomas W. Slick this afternoon on three federal grand jury indictments.

He is twice charged with conspiracy to violate the national prohibition act by accepting bribes, and once with extortion of money from bootleggers. Frank J. Conroy, former federal prohibition agent here, who is named with Voegtlin in the conspiracy- indictments, filed motions to quash. Paul Harshbargcr, former elevator operator at the federal building, also a co-defendant, pleaded guilty to both of the indictments charging conspiracy. Ralph Rose-winkel, private detective, the fourth man charged with conspiracy, pleaded not guilty.

Jail sentences were imposed upon ten local defendants who pleaded guilty to bootlegging. Arthur Robbins, 20. of Portland, pleaded guilty to forging endorsements upon and cashing pay checks belonging to six members of the na-tibnal guard living at Portland. Judgment in his case was deferred until next Monday. Five Toledo boys arrested here five months ago on a charge of transporting a stolen automobile across the state line were given a day in jail.

The boys were George Lillicoth, Lentil Norris, Kenneth Kensel, John McCullough and James McCullough. Their ages were 13 and 16. STAB WOUNDS FATAL Hv Ihc Amoriatrd Hmn LOGANSPORT, April Aurelia Rossi. 36. died tonight of wounds inflicted last night when his wife stabbed him after he had come home intoxicated.

Both he and his wife said Rossi came home Intoxicated last night and during a quarrel which ensued, Mrs. Rossi seized a butcher knife and slashed him across the hip. He ran to a store nearby where persons took him to the hospital. Death was attributed to loss of blood. Before he died Rossi requested no charges be filed against his wife.

He is eurvived by the widow and two children. Miss Bessie Buhl Next Sunday afternoon at the ordination service of the 'North Indiana annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal church Id Berry Bowl, Logansport, Miss Bessie Buhl, ot Centerville will be ordained as a local deacon. Miss Maurine Leakey, of Newcastle, is the only other woman from the Richmond district of the church, who will be ordained at this time. The title of local deacon will give Miss Buhl the right to perform marriage ceremonies and baptize. Miss Buhl has held a charge at Greensboro for the past year and holds the preaching services there.

She had completed a four year study course at the district conference in three years and expects to take the elder's study course in the next two years. This office will be the highest order a woman can bold in the Methodist Episcopal church. JOHN SAYLOR IS SUMMONED AT HOSPITAITODAY Death Removes Well Known Citizen After Several Days' Critical Illness John H. Saylor, age 73, for many years identified prominently with the commercial and social life of Richmond, died Tuesday morning at 1:45 o'clock at Reid Memorial hospital. Although he had been ill a comparatively short time, his advanced age rendered him powerless in the crisis.

His great capacity for friendship, and many other human attributes created hosts of lasting friends here. He was associated in business with Adam Bartel for 37 years, and through this medium came to know and ba appreciated by additional friends. Probably one of the most fitting tributes paid to Mr. Saylor during the last years of his life was at a dinner honoring his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Diffendorfer, and her husband, at the Arlington hotel in October, 1927.

That occasion was Mr. Saylor's 72nd birthday, and his daughter took advantage of it to Jaud her father. Mr. Bartel also spoke in terms of praise of the man with whom he had been associated in business for so many years. Mr.

Saylor was taken to tine hospital two weeksago, and although his condition was regarded as serious, death was not fully anticipated until Sunday. His daughter, Mrs. Diffendorfer, and Mr. Diffendorfer came to Richmond from their home in New York City and were at the bedside when death occurred. The deceased's wife, the only survivor, also was present.

The deceased was a sincere and ardent church worker. A lifelong member of the Methodist Episcopal, he had for many years been a communicant in that faith in this city. Since its formation, he was a member of the Central M. E. church.

Plans for the funeral probably will not be completed until some time today. OPEN IIS IN RUM CASE Charges Against Congress Investigated By Grand Jury (By The Anelatfd fff) NEW YORK, April 1. The customs collector in New York, his assistant and the two inspectors who reported that Representative William M. Morgan of Ohio, dry Republican, brought four bottles of liquor into the country from Panama were called today at the start of a federal inquiry into the Incident. No details of what Philip Elting.

collector of the port, Henry C. Stuart, assistant collector, and Inspectors L. E. Crawford and James McCabe told United States Attorney Charles H. Tuttle, who is conducting the inquiry behind closed doors, were available as the Investigation opened.

But the assumption was that they reiterated the inspectors' story that Morgan had brought in the liquor last week after receiving freedom of the port when he arrived on the steamship Cristobal. BROWNSVILLE MAN EROWNSVILLE, April 1 -Oscar Parks, living about four miles northwest of here, was severely burned about the head, body and hands Kunday evening whn gasoline with which he was filling the tank on his school hsck was ignited. It Is believed that the liquid caught fir from a lantern. Atnty has rarely enjoyed due to wawiof facilities in the past. JSCdsnty Surveyor George Gault, at distance of the fair board, will a short time survey the entire fairground, so that concession exhibit space may be sold a plat.

This action it is expected, will expedite the assignment La. 1 I 1 1 nM at- concession and exhibit space, as fore!) as make it possible for pros-pectlve concessionaires and exhlbi-tarsrto adjust themselves to actual conditions long before the fair optffis. i Ttt surveyor will make an ac- "ite blue print of the grounds, officials will use it in laying Vpa.ce. tcOaaeral business concerning development of plans for thl3 year's Reject were also discussed at the meeting. The work of all was outlined with superintendents in charge.

Mrs. Floyd Qcom was named superintendent of ihome department. -i'tfTiai board announced it has re-oeived an application from the libsifty band to play, one day at twjfcur. The band is composed of fct.yjand girls in Liberty, and has an enviable reputation in tMsqpart of the state. It was not indicated what action will be taken tifUte application.

rn, Jj J.ECTTIVOLI FOR CONVENTION Business Sessions Of Legion and Auxiliary To Be Held There Business sessions of the Indiana Department of the American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary at the state convention this August will be held in the Tivoli theater building. it was announced Monday night. It had been announced earlier that Reid Memorial church would be the scene of official transactions of the auxiliary convention, but the deci sion to hold them in the Tivoli theater is believed to be final. The Joint session of the Legion and the auxiliary, one of the biggest and most important of the convention, will be held Monday morning, August 26. Official sessions of the Legion itself will be held Monday August 26, and Tuesday, August 27.

National legionnaires and auxiliary heads are expected to be present for the gatherings. Harry Itay post convention officials have their headquarters now in the Tivoli theater building, and it is believed the location will be entirely suitable for executive sessions during the convention. FARMER WHoTkILLED WIFE WILL BE SENT BACK TO HOSPITAL 'By The Associated Preml RUSHVILLE, April 1. Bert Rees, 59, who shot and killed his wife Saturday night as they were at supper, will be recommitted to the hospital for the insane at Madison without a grand jury investigation of the affair. Russell B.

Titsworth, Rush county prosecuting attorney said today. Rees, recently discharged from the Madison institution, Is believed to have intended to kill his four children also and commit suicide but one of his sons overpowered him. Lowell Rees. Purdue university student had brought several schoolmates home with him to enjoy the Easter vacation. All were witnesses to the tragedy.

JUDGE QIITsTbNCH NEW YORK, April 1. United States District Judge Francis A. Winslow today announced his resignation from the bench, and halted congressional Investigation into charges of mslsdmi? '-tration of justice made againtt him in the house of representatives. tvjd ritiv7 Federals Fight On ToiCapjre Town In One Of frMwr Battles Of Revolt! -4 (By The Amorlated BY CLARENCE DUB. Associated Press se.1 MEXICO CITY, April LiwOrrtf Plutarco Elias Calles, feda.tfv, alissimo, informed the goterwenf.

late tonieht that had resumed bombardmentofflf -ajfH menez after a lull in thvStKS earlier in the day. 6otfoj fl At 5 p. he said shelIfrgvBJM city was begun again anniari mill which had served at, ratal machine gun nest was disirsyedUU General Calles said that hair or Jimenez was in the power of the federals as a result of the fighting which had continued since 1 a. m. The report of the former president was relayed by Lieutenant Colonel Gustav Leon, who piloted a federal airplane over the rebel lines several times today.

Leon said the rebels were well entrenched in their quar ters of Jimenez with the tops of their trenches camouflaged with tree branches which made observation difficult The aviator said that bridges on the railway lines to Chihuahua City and Parral were burning, blocking the only rail outlets to Jimenez which were controlled by the rebels. He said measures were being taken to locate and to aid General Be-nigno Serratos, who with a small detachment of troops had become separated from the main group of federal attackera under General Alma-zan. This was the first information received here of the loss of this general to the federal attack. The insurgents were apparently fully prepared for the attack and their entrenchments stretched for two miles in a semicircle around the approaches of the city. Reports from the field make no mention of casualties but described the capture of 84 insurgents.

While this battle, felt by the government to be the real test of the revolutionary strength, raged on, smaller rival armies fought it out for seven hours at Limon, Sinaioa, in the west coast campaign. General Rod-rlgo Telamante reported more than 100 enemy dead and 50 captured as against total federal losses of not more than 20. The insurgents were pursued as far as Copotitan and fell back to their main force at La Cruz, against-which the federals were moving. The town of Limon or "El Limon," is about 28 miles south of La Cruz and about half way between that town and the federal base at Mazat-lan. FARM BUREAU MEETING NIGHT IS CHANGED CENTERVILLE, April 1.

Dr. E. F. Hinkle made the principal address at the meeting of the Center township Farm bureau in the high school building here tonight His topic was "Feeds and Feeding." This was followed by an interesting discussion. In the business session, it was decided to change the meeting night from Monday to Wednesday.

The next meeting therefore, will be Wednesday. May Refreshments were served at the close of the meeting. Approximately 30 persons were present.

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