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BUSINESS STIMULANTS Jcumal and Courier Classified Ads are always effective. TWey go Into the homes as a personal messenger. AND NORTHWESTERN INDIANA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER LAFAYETTE, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 19, 1926 No. 276 Vol. 7 THE JOURNAL. ESTABLISHED 1829 THE COURIER ESTABLISHED 1831 20 PAGES TWO CENTS. FINAL g v,; v-T U H J iJTA irrs HQ ILLINOIS MAYOR'S HOI El GANGSTER 1 Q Dynamiters Speed Swiftly Away in Auto After Explosion Wrecked Every Door and Window in Residence Cohorts of Birger Brothers Held Responsible for Latest Outrage. , International News Service.l BENTON, 111., Nov. 19. Gangsters, speeding 'by in an automobile, hurled a dynamite bomb at the home of Mayor Joe Adams of West City, near here, today shattering every pane of glass and blowing off the doors of the home, hurting no one. the attempt on the lite ot til A .1 1 Jl tne Adams Drotners is uie second to be made by gangsters, alleged to be members of the Bircer faction. Sev eral days ago, two carloads "of men r,aced through the town and fired a fusillade of machine-sun bullets Into the home of Gus Adams and a neighbor. The homes of the Adams bro thers are adjoining. Their friendship with the Shelton gang, bit ter rivals of the Birgers in the southern Illinois feud, is said to have incensed the latter gang against the mayor and his brother. In the first attack it is believed that gangsters had intended part of the machine gun vol ley for the mayor's home, but owing to the speed the cars maintained had missed it. BOMB SHATTERS HOUSE. Today's attack occurred early this morning. The bomb tore a gaping hole in the front yard, weather boarding off the house and practically every window and door in the structure was shat tered. Windows in 'the houses on both sides of the mayor's home were blown out. Neighbors living in the vicinity were aroused and ran to the scene. A night watchman said he saw the car, from which the bomb was thrown, speeding westward. The car was traveling at such a rapid speetl. he said, that he could not identify the occupants nor tell the number of men in the rmhine. The detonation of the bomb was heard more than two miles from the town. Authorities, speculating on the power of the bomb, said it must have contained a large amount of dynamite in view of the terrific blast that occurred. Had the thrower of the missile hurled it ten feet further and struck the bouse, it iscoubtful if the occu- nants would have escaped with their lives, officers said. No rests have been - made. The bombing of the mayor's home is the latest incident in activities of the gang war that has keDt Williamson. Franklin and Va line counties in turmoil due to killings and machine gun attacks on homes and road houses. BLOODY FEUD. feud, which had been dor-for some time, broke . out on October 26, when the riddled body of Ward former bartender at "The a road house owned by ! Charles Birger, was found in a creek near Equality, in baline county. On the same day the body of William "High Pockets" McQuay, was found huddled up in a coupe near Herrin. His body filled .with machine-gun bul- ueen Marie to Sail Wednesday From New York Royal Visitors Forego Further Sight-Seeing to Speed Homeward to King's Bedside. (By tha Associated Press) QUEEN MARIE'S TRAIN, Nov. 19. Queen Marie today is speeding homeward to Roumania and her king, Ferdinand, who is ill. She has not thought of further sight seeing or receptions. She virtually concluded her tour yesterday at Louisville and has can celled all plans for visits to other cities in America, expressing the desire to obtain the first steamer available from New York. Reservations have been made on the Berengaria leaving New York next Wednesday. Lea.ving Louisville this morning, her train crossed the Ohio River into Indiana with a delay at some, unnamed point to allow the queen and her party undisturbed rest. At Storrs, Ohio, her majesty presented autographed photographs to the boys of a foundling home. Col. John H. Carroll, who is acting as host to Marie was raised in the diome. PRINCE LEAVES TRAIN. Prince Nicholas left the train at North Bend, Ohio, motored to Cincinnati, from where he left for Detroit. Her majesty will go direct to Martinsburg, West Virginia, where she is scheduled to arrive at 8:20 o'clock tomorrow morning. Thence she will t.e driven by automobile to Harper's Ferry by way of Win Chester, Va., and will proceed directly to New York, arriving tomorrow night. VISITED LINCOLN SHRINE. Yesterday, on her final sight seeing trip, Queen Marie visited "My OKI Kentucky Home" at Bardstown, Ky., and the Lincoln Memorial shrine which houses President Lincoln's birthplace at Hodgenville, Ky. Princess Ileana did not visit either of these points, but rested in her private car at Louisville during the day. She and Prince Nicholas, however, led the reception and ball given during the evening. Out of Tunnel Into Matrimony N s f V " , ? .1 x lx X4 An intended journey from New York to "the great open spaces1 ended in matrimony in New Jersey for Mary Kelly, 16, and James Berbrick, 23, of Long Island, because they set out through the four- mile Pennsylvania railroad tunnel under the Hudson river. Tired and dirty, they were found by .'a patrolman upon their emergence on the Jersey side and taken to the North Bergen police station where this picture was made and a hasty decision to wed was reached Marv was still in her 'male attire when a justice of the peace tied the knot. 17 MEN D The mant I anew bullet-Jones, Hut," By the Associated Tresio VIENNA, Nov. 19. The condition of King Ferdinand of Rumania is considered in" banking circles here which are in close touch with Bucharest to be so serious as to justify the anxiety 'of Queen Marie who has cancelled her tour in the United States. All official sources, however, silent or evasive regarding condition of Ferdinand. were followed by roadhouses near and other - minor of November - 6, Nathan Leopold to Testify in Murder Trial of Convicts By the AssoH.ited Press JOLIET, III., Nov. 19. Nathan F. Leopold, Jr., who with Richard Loeb murdered young Bobby Franks in Chicago three years ago, will be brought from the state penitentiary where he is serving a life sentence, to testify in the trial of six convicts charged with the murder of Peter W. "Klem, deputy warden, in a prison break. He will be a defense witness. He may testify Saturday. It will be Leopold's second nassasre through the bar red doors of prison since he was sent to the state penitentiary here two years ago. The first was when he was transferred from the old prison here, which still houses Loeb, to the new prison at State-vllle, rear here. . Leopold was being disciplined in the solitary cell house in which Klein had his oltice, at the time of the murder and prison break. He had been caught stealing sugar. EI 75 INJURED FIERY BLAST ON OIL TANKER Explosion Wrecks Hulk of Vessel in Dry Dock and Screams of Imprisoned Workers Spur Comrades to Frantic Rescue Work. By the Associated Press. BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 19. Seventeen were known to be dead and 75 injured as workers plunged frantically into the blazing hulk of the Norwegian oil-tanker-Mantilla, wrecked bv an explosion in the dry dock of the Bethlehem Steel company at Sparrows Point this after noon. The Mantilla's crew of 35 including Captain Is lis Danielsen was aboard with an undetermined number of dry dock workers when one of the vessel's tanks blew up from an unknown cause. reported dead or parts of moment s I IE FINDS "As pre the high col- ILL-MEN-REVUE eiTHE GEM Little Theater Players of Purdue Set New Standard of Excellence in Latest Production'at the Mars. Sumptuously stasred and cos tumed, ably directed, and blessed with a cast and wonder chorus that do full justice to Gordon Taylor's lively comedy and Floyd M. Kendall's catchy music, the 1926 Purdue All Men's Revue. sorted Nuts," which had its mler Thursday -evening at Mara theater, sets a new standard of achievement for lege theatricals. In the enthusv-astlc approval of the production as registered by the first-night audience there was glory enough for all concerned in the making or the show. To say that there is not a dull moment in the entire performance is not enough. It is delightful entertainment from beginning to end, two hpurs and a half of lively fun-making, brilliant danc ing, colorful singing, to say noth ing of graceful stepping by the agile chorus, the best ever seen here in a production of this kind The success achieved by R. G. Siegfried, the director, in trans forming burly Boilermakers into really charming stage beauties of the opposite sex, is nothing short of wizardry. The foxiest deni zens of the bald-headed row would never fathom the deception. CLEVER PLOT, LINES. To begin with, Gordon Taylor, talented young local playwright, has supplied a play and lyrics of the highest quality, the former replete with comical situations. genuine humor and amusing cli maxes; the latter, particularly clever and well fitted to the melo dies supplied by Mr. Kendall. As for Mr. . Siegfried's work, it is eminently successful, adding unhurt. How many of the crew injured could not be determined, the ship yard dropped their tools after the roar of the explosion. of the blazing Mantilla and smoke to give aid. and One from f rom was lets. These killings 'the burning of IWest Fraoxyert !h;in;r outbreaks. On the night I,,, i John "Apie" MHroy, a Rirger 'I gangster, and Mayor Jeff Stone 'it Coin, near Herrin. were slain by gangsters who had driven into the little town and called for the mayor and Chief of Police Keith. Keith was shot in the hand as he fled down the road after Stone had fallen under a volley of shots. Melroy was killed when he ran to the mavor's assistance. AiRPLANE ATTACK. November 12 Carl and P.ernie Shelton were arrested in conirec-tioniwith the robbery of a mail messenger at Collinsville. At about the same time the home of , Gua Adams and a neighbor were riddled with machine-gun bullets. Later that day, Tiirger's hoadhouse, "The Hut," wan bombed by two men flying in an airplane. Captain Danielsen was were included among the. Startlud workmen in other and silence reigned for a Then screams arose from the interior dock hands plunged through the flame side of the vessel was blown out. Hurried calls sent fire equipment and fire boats dashing Rnltimore and ambulances, doctors and nurses were hurried Baltimore hospitals. . - ARMS AID LEGS TORN OFF. Rescue workers reported that many of the injured were brought out with their clothing afire and with arms or legs severed. The majority of the Mantilla's crew are natives of Norway. Ileces of steel were hurled more than 100 yards by the blast. Officials said had the explosion occurred ten minutes later the casualty list' would have been much less as most of the workmen would then have been - off the vessel. i i . v 'v " t. ' , v h ZL VP ' V A g , 1 Stockwell Man's Third Novel Has River Folk Plot i " V ' DAVID WULF ANDERSON. "Thunderhawk", the latest novel from the pen of David Wulf An derson, of Stockwell, and Lafay ette, has just been placed on the market by leading eastern publishers, and promises to bring to the nationally famous local fic tion writer even more distinction and praise from the critics than either of his preceding successes, "The Blue Moon" and "The Red Lock". Like Mr. Anderson's other novels, "Thunderhawk" is a tale of the Wabash flatwoods. It is gripping story, admirably txud in the author's forceful and inviting style, 'and bids fair to be listed among the "best sellers". ID PROSECUTION GILS FORMER IN SLAIN PASTOR'S HIE Barbara Tough Recalled to Tell More About Razor Owned by Rev. Hall Firearms Expert Testifies Regarding Bullets Found in Heads of Murdered Couple. STATE RESTS ITS CASE Bv the Associated Press. COURT HOUSE, SOM ERVILLE, N. J., Nov. 19. The state rested its case against Mrs. Frances Stevens Hall and her brothers, Henry and Willie Stevens, this afternoon after thirteen days of testimony. A motion to strike out all testimony as to finger prints in connection with a calling card of the Rev. E. W. Hall, found near his body which the state has contended bears the print of the left index finger print of Willie Stevens, was denied. COURT HOUSE, SOMERVILLEN. J., Nov. 19. Miss Barbara Tough, former maid of the home of Mrs. Frances Stevens Hall, today was recalled to the witness stand by the state in the Hall-Mills murder trial to tell more about the razor which was owned by the Rev. Edward W. Hall who was slain four years agol "Dear Darling" Letter Branded As Pure "Bunk" Ormiston Through Attorney Scoffs at Finding of Evangelist's Alleged Finery in Trunk 4? A PR 4" GORDON TAYLOR. Church Reception Is Presbyterian Even I A reception, intended chiefly for new members, a semi-annual affair at Central J'resbyterian church, under the auspices of the Women's Federation, was held in the church parlors Thursday evening, with m.iny present. A program and refreshments were enjoyed. The entertainment Included piano numbers by Mrs. lnan , McClusky : musical novelties by Llndsey and Wagner. ' of Purdue; clarinet solos, by S. ! Temple-ton, companied by Miss Maude Letter, and group singing. Mrs. It. I. Wiley was chairman of the general committee in charge of the reception, and Mrs. Robert IVrrlday headed the committee on refreshments. ALLEGED LEADER OF BOMBING GANG FOUND MURDERED f Intprnntlonal 'ws Servtrfl CHICAGO. Nov. 19. George Martini, alteged leader of a bomb-iriL' svndicate. "was found slain in an automobile near his home earlv j today. He had been shot through lue neao. Martini was known as a "labor organizer and slujrfrer." He had been indicted in numerous bomb outrages and was charged by police with beintr the leader of a syn dicate who took "bombing contracts." The .dentil of Martini ends a police search of two year-:. Most of the $2.".0K)fi bonds under which i,r. Vi.-id been held were, forfeited. Uncle Sam Destroys $500,000 Bonus Coin l',v the A.isoriatpil Press 1 WASHINGTON, Nov. 19. The treasury has destroyed $.'.00,000 In money, but it all was counterfeit. It was captured by the secret service over a Ions period. Most of it w-s in notes.' but there were 120,000 counterfeit coins. The notes were burned and the coins chopped i up. I George Bernard Shaw Rejects Nobel Prize tlritcrnntlonal Mows Servlrel STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 19. The $37,D0O financial award of thS 1925 Noblo prize wlijch George Bernard Shaw yesterday refused to accept, will automatically be funded and reserved for the Nobel library of t lie Swedisli Koyal Academy, It was learned today. I The Weather Forecast today for Indiana: Mostly cluody tonight and Saturday; slightly colder tonight; continued, cold Saturday. Local temperature from 7 a. m. Thursday to 7 a. m. Friday: High, SO; low, 27; mean. 28Vi: precipitation, .03, trace of snow. i Conference On Social Work To Open Saturday City Ready to Entertain Several Hundred . Visitors at State Conference on Charities and Correction. Last-minute preparations were! being made Friday for the annual meeting of the Indiana Conference on social work which opens in this city at 7:45 o'clock Saturday evening with a general session at Trinity M. K. church. James K. Kisk, chairman of tne general committee, reported that, nearly 40 legislators had accepted invitations to attend and would be here for one or more days, and also to attend the Purdue-Indiana game Saturday afternoon. A final meeting of all committees .was called for 7:30 o'clock Friday night at the Fowler hotel. ' . Local 1 committees ; have their plans complete for entertaining what likely will be; the largest attended conference fcVer held by the organization. From 400 to , 500 visitors from throughout the state are expected. So that the visiting delegates may view the new county museum in the. old high school building at Fifth and Columbia streets, the museum will be open perhaps Sunday and Monday afternoons. F.xhibits were arriving- all day-Friday for the institutional exhibit at the Central .Y. M.'C- A. Basketry and rugs from 1 the state penal farm. Eastern Indiana hospital for the Insane, and., other Institu tion products will be on display. The general public is invited to view the exhibits as well as to nil meetings. Of special interest will be the toys made by boys and girls In the Indiana School for the Deaf at Indianapolis. NO REGISTRATION FEE. Conference leaders late Friday afternoon issued a statement correcting a report being circulated that a registration fee of $2 will be charged , for the conference. This Is false. There is no admis sion charge and the sessions are open to the general public. The only charges will be for lunches and the conference banquet. Hospital Sunday Mayor Proclaims November 28 as Special Day to Consider Needs of Institution Planning Campaign. . Sunday, November 28 has, been proclaimed "Hospital Sunday" to further the interest of the Iufay-ette . Home hospital's $250,000 building fund campaign. The text of the proclamation is. as follows: "To the People of Iafayette: "Whereas, Ifayette Home hos pital has determined to appeal to the public for a $250,000 building fund which it urgently needs to clear itself of debt and to enlarge its capacity for patients; and "Whereas, The record of the hospital is excellent for the three decades since its founding and is stich aB to inspire us to do all within orfr power now to help this worthy institution; and "Whereas, .The clergy of the greater community have petitioned me to proclaim Sunday, the twen ty-eighth day of November, Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-six, 'Hospital Sunday," and have declared their intention of advocating- the hospital campaign before their respective congregations on that day, when, so designated; therefore do I, Albert K. Hoss, Mayor of Iafayette, "Proclaim Sunday, the twenty-eighth day of November, Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-six, 'Hospital Sunday, and do earnestly urge all people in Lafayette to attend their respective places , of worship on that ' day in brder that all may collectively as well as Individually consider the vital Importance of making the Lafavette Home hos pital wholly capable of the valiant service It Is conscientiously striving to perform; and I herewith affix my hand and seal this nineteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord, Nineteenth Hundred and Twenty-six. (Signed) ALBERT R. ROSS, "Mayor of Lafayette, Indiana." "Attest: Ernest Grey, "City Clerk." (Seal). more laurels to ms reputation as an effective theatrical coach. In "Assorted Nuts" he has fairly outdone himself and wins a world of credit, particularly in his skill in developing that marvelous chorus that is the outstandin feature of the production. The story of the play concerns the love affair of Harry Harrison dashing son of a millionaire, and Mary O'Neil, of "Twinkle Toes. a musical comedy triumpn. i course, wealthy father objects to his son marrying an actress. But the members of Mary's stase troupe are loyal to her and the corned ianof the company devises a clever scheme to outwit the elder Harrison and win- his con sent to his son's marriage. Just how this is accomplished must 1 left to the stage presentation. It would not do to let the public in on the secret. PRINCIPALS EXCELLENT. The play opens with an original conceit, two pages appear ing before the curtain to explain the. prologue. As the screen is lifted, the audience sees the stage of a New York theater where "Twinkk Toes" has just conclud ed Its closing perfornfcince. The lovers' dilemma i js explained, the scheme to ontit the stubborn father is devised, and then the scene shifts to Sunny Rest sanitarium where father gets the cure. In the final scene we find Mary (Continued on page eighteen.y By the Associated Press CHICAGO, Nov. 19. Edward H. S. Martin, attorney for Kennth Ormiston, missing radio oper ator of Angelus Temple, Los Angeles, today made public a letter purporting- to be from Ormiston who branded as "bunk" the "Dear Darling" man better given outby District AttorneyTyes and also the trunk of feminine finery found in New Y'ork. It was Ormiston's first expres sion since the trunk s contents and letter were made public. California authorities had announced their belief that finery found in the trunk belonged to -Aimee Sem- ple McPherson, Los Angeles evan gelist, and that the "dear Darling man" letter was a missive ex- hanged between Mrs. McPherson and the radio operator. DENIES SEASIDE JAUNT. Ormiston in t .e letter repeated his denials that he was with Mrs. McPherson in a sojourn in a cottage at Carmel-by-the-Sea. Stating that his attorney had nformed him that, "that the dear public wants to know what I think about the amazing "trunk and love letters" story, Ormiston wrote "my opinion can be adequately expressed in one word "bunk. Regarding the trunk I naturally have no means of knowing. I do not know if the trunk reported as delivered to Mr. Keyes in Los Angeles is or is not my property. As for its contents, I know no more than any gullible reader or the 'scandal sheets'. THANKS KEYES FOR THRILL. 'Now we come to that touching; though cryptic little letter. I have to thank Mr. Keyes for a real thri'l. The newspapers inform me in great headlines that I was a "dear darling man" in some lady's estimation. "While I am really an optimist, I knew there must be a catch in it somewhere and sure enough upon wading through many lengthy columns I found that 'twas only Mr. Keyes- trying to establish a reputation as an expert in the art of crvptoerraphv. , "NO RING IN THINK TANK. "Had I been the recipient of the missive in question I am quite certain that I would failed miserably to grasp its import and the signature 'Jackie' would have ryng no bell of recognition in my think tank. "At any rate I did not receive it and am quite sure that it was not intended that. I should receive It and I do not know who wrote it, though I have a sort of sneaking idea. You see, it too, was 'found' by a newspaper reporter". with Mrs. Eleanor R. Mills Mrs. Hall, widow of the slain minister, and her brothers, Henry and Willie Stevens, are being tried for the murder of Mrs. Mills, choir singer in the Rev. Mr. Hall's New Brunswick church. Earlier in the trial the prosecution introduced un old fashioned razor, but it has not yet been admitted as evidence. VICTIM'S THROAJ SLASHED. The throat of Mrs. Mills was slashed after she had been shot three times. In her earlier testimony, Miss Tough said that the razor introduced by the state was not the same length as that which was owned by the Rev. Mr. Hall. "This razor, where was it kept?" asked Alexander Simpson, special prosecutor today. "In a small medicine chest," answered Miss Tough. "Can you positively say whether you saw the razor in the cabinet after the murder?" "No, I can not." Miss Tough said she remained in the Hall home as a maid until February following the double slaying on the night of Sept. 14, 1922. NEVER LOOKED FOR RAZOR. Did you ever look for the raz or.' asked Senator Case on cross examination. "No," replied the maid. Then Simpson put in: "You took care of the medicine closet didn't you?" "Yes, was the reply and Case came back with an objection which ended the testimony. Inspector John J. Underwood of Jersey City, the 78th witness in the trial, testified that he was in charge of the investigation which led to the present trial and that he received the calling card said to bear a finger print of Willie Stevens, at the home of Commissioner Beggans, in Jersey City on (Continued on Page Eighteen) SURE FEEDERS MEET AT PUHDUE (HIE SRTURDAY Indiana Team Arrives for Eattle; Weather Forecast , Favorable; Many Special Trains Are Scheduled. Overcast skies and cold weather, but no rain or snow that is the official government forecast for Lafayette Saturday, a prediction that is especially interesting because of the battle o be staged at the Ross-Ade stadium at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon when Purdue and Indiana meet in their annual gridiron encounter. A blanket of snow covered th; stadium plaving ield Friday noon, but men were put to work sweeping it off and by late afternoon the entire gridiron was free of snow and in goo -- condition. The vanguard of alumni and others returning for the game te-gan coming into Lafayette Fiiday afternoon, taking up reservations at 'hotels and crowding fraternity and sorority houses on the campus. Every available hotel, room lias been taken for the weekend ami hundreds of other requests for rooms had to be turned down. PAGEMEN ARRIVE. Coach Pat Page and his Indian i University football partv of 3'J (men arrived in Lafayette at 2:ui j o'clock Friday afternoon, and after stopping at the Fowler hotel, went 'to the Koss-Ade stadium, where Ithe squad engaged in a limbering iup workout of about an hour's duration. The team is making its; j hetidquarters at the Fowler hotel. The Purdue squad also had a light work-out and went to the I.af')y-ette Country club to spend the night aloof from the excitement. SPECIALS SATURDAY. Special trains from Blooiningtoti and a "Wilcox Special." from New All any, the home town of Purdue's 'great halfback, will arrive in J.e-i fayette about noon Saturday and other special trains are being rim j on interurban companies, severs I :of them coming lrom I- ort Wayne. Two hundred farmers were pres-Many will motor in from nearby ent Friday for the annual fall points. meeting or me inuiana i.aiue. Tua Tiionreinefon i'uraue Hear Lecture and Inspect j Experimental Steers at University's Farm; Ohio Speaker. Feeders' association at universitv, which marked the start I of the annual winter feeding ex periment. John E. Wilson, Win- igate, former president, presided in ithe absence of President George ! Neptune, a veteran cattle feeder. iProf. F. G. King, of Purdue, dis cussed tiie experiments and A. E. Martin, Indianapolis, and Sam Savage, Chicago commission men, discussed market conditions. Inspection of the cattle-on feed followed. "Cattle Feeding in Permanent Agriculture", the principal address of the afternoon, was delivered by Prof. W. H. Tomhave, Pennsylvania State College, who also is secretary-treesurer of the American-Aberdeen Angus association. special will carry in addition to hundreds of fans, the J'fi-pieee Indiana band, which, with the Purdue Military band of 130 pieces will provide feature musical entertainment for the fans before the game and between halves. TICKETS GO RAPIDLY. About 700 tickets remaining unsold early Friday afternoon were steadily diminishing as the day wore on, and a last minute rush Saturday is expected. Extra bleachers have been erected across the south end of the stadium. In addition to these, there are 10, on.) general admission seats on sale. Government and Business Adopt Co-operative Policy Special Gifts Fund of Red Cross Growing Tippecanoe county's Red Cross roll call is proceeding rapidly. Additional contributors to the "Spe- (cial Fifts" fund are: Merchants i National bank, M. and B. Schultz, j Woolworth company. Hurley and Sons company, J. C. Penny com-!pany, John T. Soller and Sons company. J. D. Barlett, A. a. C Shoe company, H. Roth, florist,' Burt Motor company, Mrs. D. L. ! Ross, Mrs. G. L. Whitsel and Mr and Mrs. A. P. Poorman. State Court, Reverses Judgment Awarded in Suit Against Railway International News Serviced INDIANAPOLIS, lnd., Nov. U. The appellate court today reversed the $9.1)00 judgment of the Newton circuit court in favor of Frank Blankenship, who was injured when his automobile was hit by a Monon train at Battle Ground, Tippecanoe county, in 1921. The appellate court found the damage granted was excessive. Proposed Mergers Are Presented for Consideration Department of Justice to Ascertain Whether There Is Conflict With Anti-Trust Laws Informal Decisions Are Rendered. of Six Persons Injured When Auto Hits Cow International Jfewi Servlcej SHELBYVILLE, lnd., Nov. 19. Six persons were recovering from; injuries today received when their j (Cops-right, liy DAVID LAWRENCE, J92f ant CHOIR REHEARSAL. All members of the First Christian church choir will meet at 7:30 o'clock this evening for rehearsal. southeast Hatke Funeral The funeral of Henry Ilatke will be conducted from St. Boniface Catholic church at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. Burial will be in St. lloniface cemetery. Mr. Hatke died Wednesday night at his home of the city. by i.afayette Journal Courier.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 19. An entirely new era in the relations between the government and big business has been begun which may do more toward the prevention of illegal mergers and trust than all the Sherman law prosecutions in a decade. Instead of waiting until a merger Is an accomplished fact or a combination in restraint of trade is already in operation, the department tf justice has invited business men to bring their problems here for an informal ruling so as to prevent if possible, violations of the law. Under the supervision of Col. William J. Donovan, assistant attorney general, this policy has been gradtfcilly developed until today it call be 'announced that within the past six months an average of ten big business raer- r ers or combinations have been taken under consideration and in most instances the advice of the department of justice has been accepted. In two or three notable cases, the department's view that a law would be violated has been challenged by the lawyers and the matter has been taken to the automobile ran into a cow a mile (west of Shelbyville and turned over. Tne cow was Kineu. nie 'injured were Kenneth Larkie. driver; .miss irene xiijvie, J.tuju iPrnment Frances Keith and Miss Merle Keith, all of Boggstown. The cow ran suddenly in front of the car. The machine was badly dam aged. Covey Murder Trial Jurors Deadlocked By the Associated Pr-,-s JEFFERSONVILLE, lnd.. Nov. 19. Jurors in the case (.f Clyde Covey, 19-year-old monkey wi. nel. slayer, apparently wore hopelessly courts for . adjudication. Prominent among these cases is that of the Rand-Kardex company which insists that the merger of the Library Bureau and the Glabe-Wer- nfCke company Is not a merger of competitors in the sense in which the term is used generally because in only a few articles is there any similarity of product and the one concern sells to large cc strners and the other to the smaller. In other words, the department of justice has undertaken to find (Continued on page fourteen.) deadlocked tcday after beintr out since 4:20 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Covey is charged with the murder of Eddie 1. spooner. l."v- depot warrant following a game of iice. This is Covey's second tr jury disagreeing in the t:r: in September. icer. 1 the Lake Steamer Safe MUSKEGON, Mich., Nov. 19. The whalebaek steamer Aodaste, which cleared Muskegon harbor Wednesday for Milwaukee, has arrived safely at Sturgeon bay. according to a message received today. The-Leathen D. Smith company, joint owners with the Cleveland Cliffs company, had asked coast guards to search for her fearing she had gone down in the storm Wednesday nigjtt. Tne boat had 24 men and one woman 1 aboard. Assassin of Tiro Gets Life Term in Prison By the Associated Press TYNDALL, S. Nov. 19. Walter Sweifel, 3-i-year-old farmer of Parkston. was sentenced to life imprisonment in , the state penitentiary for the murder of his brother and mother-in-law. to which he pleaded guiity. Usin a shotgun Zweifel killed his vic tims Monday night at the tarm of his father-in-iaw, John Gross, near Scotland. He also wounded three others who are recovering.

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