Journal and Courier from Lafayette, Indiana on April 4, 1929 · 1
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FINAL Edition 0 m MARCH CIRCULATION Am Net Paid ,J,!3 Advertiser, Employe, Etc - Total Average Circulation 11,08 NORTHWESTERN INDIANA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER LAFAYETTE, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 4, 1929 THE COURIER ESTABLISHED 1H1 16 PAGES TWO CENTS No. 81. Vol 10 THE JOURNAL ESTABLISHED 1829 TURN DOWN CHECK EW HIGHWAY CHIEF i a , ' Jill virsV LfS. U 1! li N NFLICI "HORRIBLE SLAUGHTER" ON REVOLUTIQNISTS IN 110 CDHFEREHCE i USE OF HORSIER COAL IS OPENED Pill SNDDPER HK TO GIVE Governor Leslie Scheduled to Attend Meeting Which Is Designed to Increase Indiana Fuel Consumption Governor Harry G. Leslie was expected to arrive in the city late Thursday afternoon from Indianapolis to attend the Indiana fuel conference which opened at 1:30 o'clock at Purdue .university. More than 125 men, ail interested in the nrodnctlon. distribution and con- sumntion of Indiana coal had reg istered at the conference at noon and more were expected by evening. Governor Leslie Is deeply Interested in the Indiana coal situation and has suggested that Purdue university undertake a survey to find new markets for the fuel mined In this state. Methods of broadening the market for Indiana coal were discussed at Thursday afternoon's session which attracted visitors from many parts of the state as well as from more distant points, including one man from Oregon unci S. C. Welby, of Montreal, Canada, who is representing the Canadian National railways. The use of domestic stokera to increase the use of Indiana coal tn heatln3,1iomoHr- "u'afs mrr'of the themes. Richard F. Gray, Of Indianapolis, W. D. Burton of Chicago, and L. W. Hmith of Indianapolis, were among the speakers. Prof. J. D. Hoffman of Purdue spoke on house construction to avoid heat losses. Prof. Hoffman, a noted heating and ventilating engineer, told of the value of covering attic rafters and Insulating walls. Victor J. Ashe, of St. Louis and Kay Macy of Indianapolis, were other speakers. An Informal dinner was scheduled for Thursday evening with Dean A. A. Potter, David E. Pvoss, Milton K. Robinson, Jr., president of the National Retail Coal Dealers' association, nnd F. B. Huntress assistant executive secretary of the National Coal association as speakers. Rebels, Penned Like Rats in Cage, in Southern Chihuahua, Are Almost Annihilated by Cross Fire of Government Cavalry, Infantry, Artillery and Air Bombers. MEXICO CITY, April 4. (A.P.) The month-old Mexican rebellion emerged today from a four-day encounter in southern Chihuahua a tottering shadow of the movement which on March 3 threatened the existing Mexican gov ernment. - - Penned like rats in a cage by the fire of coordinating units of federal cavalry, in fantry, artillery and air serv ice, the army of the north yesterday at La Reforma, Chihuahua, was almost annihilated in what was described in government dispatches as a "horrible slaught er. Hundreds were believed killed. WAR OF "EXTERMINATION." Believing his work on the north well done. General Plutarco Elias Calles, federal commander-in-chief, announced diversion of 6,000 of his troops to the states of Guanajuato and Jalisco, to wage a similar war of "extermination" against the so-called religious Insurgents of those states. "Those rebel Infantry who were not killed are our prisoners," General Juan Andreu Almazan, federal field commander, wired President Emilio Portes Gil, "but the veritable butchery among them waa stupendous." GREATEST REVOLT BATTLE General Calles wired the president that the encounter at I-a Reforma was "the greatest battle in. Mexico's revolutionary history. It was definitely decisive; in it the rebels paid dearly for this Infamous revolution." After the rebels retreated from Jimenez, which they held under fire for two days, General Alma-zan's forces entered the town Tuesday night and were allowed to sleep. Detachments of federal cavalry were sent northward at some distance from and paralelling the railroad on each side. PREVENT REBELS' ESCAPE Seven burned bridges between Jimenez and Banta Rosalia prevented the rebels escaping by train. , While the rebels were trying to repair bridges the federal cavalry closed tt followed by Infantry and artillery. Federal airplanes dropped bombs on the rebel trains. The rebels abandoned their trains, but flight was Impossible. Machine gun and rifle fire mowed them down while shrannel levelled whole squads. Some surrenders were accepted. At Chapultepec Castle It was said five hundred of the enemy were wounded and the number killed was much greater." A Chapultepec announcement said that he rebel leaders escaped. This was taken to mean General Jose Gonzalo Escobar. Marrcello Caraveo, Francisco Urbalejo and others. In Mexico City It was believed the action at I Reforma would have the effect of ending the campaign In Chihuahua. As DeKing Boy Told Story j - - MMaMMaMMeMieeMaHHie 1 . - I KILLING VERSION Fairchild, Principal in De-King Slaying, Returns in Bitter Mood Against the State's Attorney, Carbary AURORA, III., April 4. (I.N.S.) Eugene Boyd Fairchild, dry informer, whose admittedly false affidavit- describing the purchase of liquor from Mrs. Lillian DeKing led to her death in a dry raid on her home, was back in Aurora today where he faces arrest on a perjury charge. Fairchild, who "disappeared" shortly before the perjury warrant was issued on his own admissions during the inquest at Geneva, was found in Springfield, III., after officials of Kane county had been unable to locate him. The dry sleuth returned voluntarily to Kane county, stating he had not; "run away," and that he was anxious to tell his side of the story. Fairchild bitterly denounced State's Attorney George Carbary of Kane county and his chief prohibition investigator, Walter Millar, He declared Millar gave him $15 and told him to "get out of town and stay out for a while." ADMITS GIVING MONEY. Millar today admitted he gave Fairchild the money, but denied that he told him to leave town. He said Fairchild said he was "broke" but did not say what he wanted the money for. T am not fleeing justice," Fair-child told the reporter who located him. "I left Geneva hours before that warrant' charging me with neriurv was Issued. I came to Springfield to see my lawyer. "I'm not trying to hide. T'm sick and tired of being pushed around by Carbary and Millar. They've been making me the goat and I'm just beginning to wake UP. "I'm through Keeping under cover. FALSE STATEMENT, At Tuesday's inquest at Geneva Fairchild admitted before the coroner's jury that his sworn statement that he had purchased Jlrjuor from Mrs. DeKing was false. He was subsequently charged with perjury. Attorneys for the DeKing family stated that they considered Fair-child to be even more responsible, morally, for the death of Mrs. f n i v. Vj SHIER FREE AFTER 53 AT F 1 3 rtS ..vvS-v.: Militant Indiana Prohibition Leader 7 Pounds Ligl-r But Claims to Have Had "Time of His Life." INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. April 4 (I.N.S.) Returning directly 10 nis home here before 11 a. m., after his release from the state penal farm, Dr. Edward S. Shumaker, Indiana Anti-Saloon league superintendent, this afternoon received scores of "dry" workers and other friends. BROWN CHOSEN ROAD DIRECTOR; WILLIAMS WILL RESIST OUSTER A remarkable photo, top, of 12-year-old Gerald DeKing, as he told a coroner's jury at Geneva, 111., how Deputy Sheriff Roy Smith shot and killed his mother, following a dry raid on the DeKing home at Aurora, 111. Below, a scene in the courtroom showing Gerald at extreme right, sitting beside his father, Joseph DeKing, who was knocked unconscious by Smith just before Mrs. DeKing was killed. Smith lias been held to the grand jury on a charge of manslaughter. DeKing than Deputy Sheriff Royf-'nf Wishach FrPlflht Tfflin Smith, who fired the fatal shot. .a" The coroner's jury recommended that Smith be held for manslaughter. He is now under guard at a hospital in Elgin where he is recovering from a bullet wound inflicted bv 12-year-old Gerald DeKing, on of the slain woman. Fairchild plans to go immediately to Geneva to surrender himself to Sheriff John Urch, provided he is not placed under formal arrest here in the meantime. USES, MULES LOST II WRE H00SIER TAKES PART IN MEXICAN BOMBING DECATUR, Ind., April 4. (I.N.S.) B'lying over northern Mexico in a federal airplane and raking rebel forces with a machine Many Killed in Derailment tcatnr youth who en here not at Williamsport; Crew Escape Injury. WILLIAMSPORT, Ind.r April 4.. (Special) Twelve horses and 13 and;toimd Jt in colorful Spanish southwest. The young Hoosier adventurer and soldier of fortune is Rayma Is. Andrews, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.. W. Andrews, former Decatur residents. Young Andrews signed up with SCHOOL GIRL IS MURDER VICTIM Father Slays Friend of His Daughter; Drinks Poison and Ends Life With Bullet. WILTON, Conn., April 4. (A.P.) A high school girl was shot to death by a man whose efforts to retain her in an automobile led to the car's crashing through a stone wall. The man, Edwin J. Dispatches from Juarez giving reports of rebel officials at Chihuahua City and others that the troops of General Escobar had made a counter-attack at Jimenez and were fighting ln the streets of that city were believed to refer to the rebel counter-attack of Tuesday morning there.- The rebels attempted to break through the federal lines, but failed. General Almazan's troops, according to apparently well-founded information reaching Mexico City, not only held Jimenez today but had advanced to a point beyond La Reforma, 11 miles north. HOOVER'S LIQUOR ! STAND PRAISED BY M. E. CONFERENCE LOGANSPORT, Ind., April 4. FURNITURE MEN ELECT OFFICERS FRENCH LICK, April 4. (A.P.) Carl A. Taylor of Indianapolis, was elected president of the Ohio Valley Retail Furniture association at the convention here today. He succeeded P. R. Dis-tel of Portsmouth, Ohio. Other officers elected were Everett Woodrum, Charleston, , W. Va., and Robert F. Shawan, Col umbus, O., vice-presidents; R. S. Kerr, Columbus, O., treasurer; and George H. Bricker, Columbus, O., secretary. Members of the executive hoard included Herman Ries of South Bend. republic. Belated Figures Boost Margin of mules were KUiea in me wrets ui me Mexican ienerai army a mii Wabash eastbound freight train (airplane pilot when the recent re-No. 96 a auarter of a mile north-'volt broke out in the southern east of the local station at 12:20 o'clock this morning. The train crew escaped Injury, although eight cars and the caboose were derailed. In one car were 18 mules and in another 14 horses. Five mules and two horses were all that were saved. A broken arch bar caused the wreck. Other cars contained eggs, butter, and cabbage, most of which can be salvaged, local railway officials announce. Where the wrprk occurred me embanKmeni of the railway is '40 feet high. The cars did not catch fire as a result of the wreck, which Included the tall of a 43 car freight. wrecK-crews both from Decatur, 111., and Peru were hurried to the scene and began clearing the track. About 100 men were engaged in the work, and at noon, it was thought that travel would be resumed during the early afternoon. Engineer Eiler, of Decatur, 111., had charge of the train. Passenger serviee temporarily was disrupted with train No. 8 being held up at Williamsport and No. 9 at Attica. Trains No. 51 nnd No. 53 were aetourea over '. .X,.'"' ! VLtr, (A.P.)-With the third day of the and killed himself. The girl was Mary Yates, 17, of Wilton. A witness of the , tragedy told police he saw the man and girl struggling ln the car Just before it got out of control and ran off the road. Both wer thrown out as the machine went through a stone wall and against a tree. After a brief struggle on the ground, the witness, A. I. Thorp, caretaker of a nearby estate, said, Melhuish whipped out a revolver and killed the girl. The man then pursued Thorp, shooting at him twice, then halted, took a draught of poison and shot and killed himself. Melhuish was a former stenog- North Indiana Methodist Episcopal conference under way, laymen delegates from throughout the north district of the state were here today. It was laymen's day, the entire program being centered on the activities of the laymen's association. The conference today sent a telegram to President Hoover congratulating him on his stand on the liquor question. Diphtheria Is Fatal To Well Known Woman ELKHART, Ind., April 4. (A.P.) iiMiwith u-.ts" ,.iJmia M. Ferry Seed Co 2-to-l victory in Tuesday's statewide referendum on repeal of the state prohibition enforcement act and legalization of 2.75 per cent beer, interest today focused on the state legislature at Madison. Although returns are not yet complete, due to crippled wire service as a result of the Easter storm, enough ballots have been tabulated to indicate a "wet" ma jority of approximately 150,000. THREE PERISH II AIRPLANE CRASH Surgeon, Salesman and Pilot Burn to Death in Wreckage After 500-Foot Plunge. SCOTT CITY, Kas., April 4. (A.P.) Three men were burned to death here this morning, when a monoplane crashed to the ground and burst into flames. The dead are: , Dr. C. C. McGinnis, Scott City surgeon. Chester Riley, Scott City, a traveling salesman. John Flournoy, of Wichita, Kas, the pilot. Flournoy had taken the plane, belonsins to Bert Schmidt, a Wichita oil onerator. into the air of Detroit. Thejto warm jt up preparatory to carcasses or me aeau i starting on a lisning irip vo uiu-were sold to the Wiggins fertilizer mdo with a r,arty of men. After plant at Veedersburg. PUTMANVILLE, Ind., April 4. (I.N.S.) Seven pounds lighter but claiming to have had "the time of his life," Dr. E. S. Shumaker, militant superintendent of the Indiana Anti-Saloon league, was released from the Indiana state farm at 9:05 a. m. today after completing his 60-day term for contempt of the Indiana supreme court. Good behavior reduced his imprisonment to f3 days. "ENJOYS EVERY MINUTE" "I enjoyed every minute of it," Dr. Shumaker told newspapermen as he emerged from the "fish" room where the state farm .inmates are both dressed in and dressed out. "My color is better than it has been for years. I got rid of a lot of surplus fat at the churn in the state farm dairy department." The noted dry leader's clothes distinctly showed his shrinkage from 170 to 163 pounds, for they were very apparently to large for him. Twenty automobile loads of relatives, friends, welcoming delegations, newspapermen and photographers were lined up at the gates of the state farm awaiting the appearance of Dr. Shumaker. The prison authorities permitted only one automobile to enter the grounds. . This car contained Mrs. Shumaker, Albert Morrison, son-in-law of Dr. Shumaker, P. L Morrison, father of Albert. EMBRACES HIS WIFE Dr. Shumaker embraced and kissed his wife. "Hello dear, how are you mamma?" he greeted her. There were tears of joy in her eyes. Photographers surrounded the happy -couple and asked the -dry chief to pose on the steps of the prison headquarters building. Mrs. Shumaker wanted to edge out of the picture but , Dr. Shumaker pulled her back. " CHURCH DELEGATIONS There were delegations from the North Indiana Methodist confer ence which is in session at Lo-gan sport, from the Indiana W. C. T. U. from Indianapolis churches, and from the Indiana Anti-Saloon league. Ethan A. Miles, the league counsel, advanced, shook Dr. Shuma-ker's hand cordially, and then with formality began to read a resolution of welcome and of con Refusal of Bank to Release Any Part of $75,-000 Funds Pending Settlement of Controversy in State Highway Department Expected to Throw Squabble Into Courts. INDIANAPOLIS, April 4. (A.I) With John J. Brown, new director of the state highway department, receiving bids for maintenance work of the department, and John D. Williams, ousted director, at the office of his attorney, the controversy over the office centered today about custody of the highway de-r partment funds. Early in the day Albert J. Wedeking, chairman of the commission which yesterday discharged Williams, received word from the Bankers Trust company, which has custody of the state highway department revolving fund, that until the dispute is settled, the fund would be regarded as "in controversy." Officials of the Institution, after a conference with Wedeking, refused to make a further statement. NO INTEREST IN DISPUTE. Their stand, however, was interpreted to mean that checks drawn by Brown as director would not be honored until the controversy with Williams is settled. It was understood that the bank was protecting itself In the matter and had no interest ln the dispute. At the attorney general's office, plans were being made to submit a formal demand on the bank for custody of the fund. Such a demand wojild bear the signatures of the four members of the commission, it was asserted. WILLIAMS' DESK LOCKED. Brown and three members of the commission, Jesse I Murden, PROTEGE GIVES TO HELP T (Continued on Page Ten) T Wisconsin Wets be TNIks! ";te SS railways. mulps were consigned to the D. RATE REDUCTION Cheaper Water for Lafayette Consumers Assured Soon- Detailed Schedule Is Drawn Uf. A , specific schedule of water rates for ' Lafayette consnmerB was drawn up at a conference here Wednesday afternoon, in which Edward Cunningham, water works superintendent; Ralph A. Brassie and D. L. Curtner, representing the city council; and Webb Gilbert, chief accountant of the Indiana public service commission, took' part. The city council, at its April meeting this week, authorized a schedule of lower water rates, and called the Wednesday con fidence which the Methodist con- ,ference. At the meeting Wednes-ference at Logansport adopted Jday this schedule adopted by the unanimously yesterday. city council was specifically ap- The ceremony was brief but im-ipued and adjusted to each group Prof. Siegfried Rallying After Transfusion "BilP Miller, Football Star, and Actor Makes Sacrifice. Trof. R. G. Siegfried, popular rurdue university faculty member and director of HarlequlB club and Little Theater plays, rallied after a blood transfusion administered at St. Elizabeth hospital late Wednesday afternoon, although his condition Is still critical. His condition Thursday was reported Improved. Prof. Siegfried has been ill several months and waa brought to the hospital in an unconscious condition Tuesday night from his home In Mulberry. While many Purdue men offered blood for the operation when the doctors announced this as the only means of prolonging life, two were selected as physically suited for the sacrifice, 15 being examined. W. F. (Bill) Miller, who played fullback on the Purdue varsity football team, besides starring in several Little Theater plays coached by rrof. Siegfried, contributed the pint of blood that., was tnjestedt tnto the veins of the sick professor. presslve. Dr. Shumaker said that he plan ned to be in Logansport Saturday morning and make an address to the conference. Bank's Funds Safe INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. April 4. (A.P.) Money and records of the People's State Bank of Whites-town, the plane of which burned recently, were found in first class condition when the vault was opened today. Workers had been waiting for the vault to cool. Frenchmen Pay Final Honors to Myron Herrick of users and each step in the rate. Mr. Gilbert said he would send back a typewritten copy of the detailed schedule and recommended that a special session of the city council be called to adopt a resolution In which the specific new rates are set forth. This done, he explained that the new rates would be formally filed with the public service commission, and an order putting them In effect would then be only a matter of form. STANDARD 1 LOOMS IDLE AS TEXTILE WORKERS CONTINUE STRIKE CHARLOTTE, N. C, April 4. fPl Picket lines and idle With slightly more than 2,000 of! looms remained the order in Caro- the state s 2,759 precincts heard i Una textile circles toaay rapher for a western railroad bui Mrs. Frank Silkwood Grover, 41, lately had not been worKing, ue;a prominent t.iKnari woman, uieu had been in the habit of calling Hast night from diphtheria. Three after school for his daughter andjchildren survive. Mary Yates, classmates. Today Mrs. Grover was active ln mu-he dove the girls to his homa in j sic circles and had appeared as a Wilton and his daughter got out. j soloist tn many parts of Indiana, The tragedy occurred while he wasjit was Mrs. Grover whose stento- ririving Mary Yates to her nome, rian voice at tne last repuoucan from, the wets had a lead In excess of 130,000 on the question of repeal. The drys, however, were far from discouraged by the sweeping sentiment for repeal and 2.75 per cent beer. "We have only begun to fight," said Rev. Warren G. Jones, state superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League. "The legislature will never pass a repealer bill." Efforts at conciliation in four strike centers of the two states yesterday appeared to have failed and more than 5,000 textile worn circling the city, the plane crashed from an altitude of about suu reet, catching fire as it struck the ground. Schmidt and two other men, who were to have been passengers on the trip to Colorado, saw the crash. They could ascribe no cause for the accident. Flournoy had been Schmidt's personal pilot for several months. WILLIAMSPORT TO HAVE GAS SERVICE vviTHUISPflRT Tnd . Anrll 4. ers remained away from the!r ((Special) The Northern Indiana jobs today, most or mem in t""-ipublic Service company nas pe test against the introduction efficiency systems. WET RESOLUTION OFFERED MICHIGAN STATE ASSEMBLY LANSING, Mich.. April 4. (A.P.) A resolution advocating a constitutional amendment providing for state regulation of the sale land manufacture of liquor was in- PARIS, April 4. (A.P.) Still troduced ln the state house of grieving at the loss of their great j representatives today by Represen war commander, Alarsnai j?ocn. ofitltloned the Williamsport town the people and government of France today poured out unbounded tribute to the memory of Myron T. Herrick, deeply beloved American ambassador who so greatly endeared himself to the hearts of all Frenchmen in the early days of the war. Gathered around his bier, draped with the stars and stripes in the American embassy, the French cabinet, the army and diplomatic corps and many Americans now in Paris paid their last affectionate farewell to the late American ambassador. No more notable gathering ever tative Robert D. Warden of De troit Warden's amendment would permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages only In homes. I TTr:n! -nitv, o-o.maid their respects to the mem- Girl Makes School Head Defendant in $1,250 Damage Suit WABASH, Ind., April 4. (I.N.S.) Howard Williams, superintendent of schools in Wabash county today was a defendant In a $1,250 damage suit brought here against him by Miss Katheryne O'Connor of near Somerset, Ind., who al leged she failed to get an Indiana two miles distant. M. E. Laymen Elect LOGANSPORT. Ind., April 4. (A.P.) At the laymen's meeting today of the North Indiana Methodist Episcopal conference in session here, the following officers were elected; Arthur H. Sapp, Huntington, president; Roy R. Rodebush, Greenfield, vice-president; M. A. Clapper, Muncie, secretary, and F. G. Gerig, Fort Wayne, treasurer. Baffling Death Case CHICAGO. April 4. (A.P.) What at first appeared to be an attempted murder fotlowed by sul-'cide had turned today into a mystery in which a third person may have played a murderer's part. Two aged women a wealthy widow and her maid -were found In the former's apartment yester day was dead, a bread knife plunged In her neck; her mistress, Mrs. Helen Kelso, 70, was near death from hammer blows. state convention announced that the Elkhart county delegation had voted for Gov. Leslie for the par ty's nomination for governor. School Girl Ends Life INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., April 4. (I.N.S.) Mary Settles, pretty 16- CANDIDATES FOR COUNCIL ON FILE 11 ni vprsitv rhnla rshln a lthmi-h lir a. - i ! rrr rf a frtroi pnpr in tnp H TPTlPn j i, : i Service It S3 proposed lO lay aiu,J -o- --ifiiAuca avciagcu bcuuhh mguesu !tiDe line here from Lafayette. E. I capital. With the exceptions of Kach year two scholarships are J. Good sales manager 01 tne i-a-1 maiauaia uiawaraea iwo county pupus Continue Battle to GT J VJVVU, k! I 1 U 1 - - - I j . , .1 1 nVPrnOT Lonff fayette company, was here this i aged to expose themselves to ! making the highest averages for UUVI liui -"" ' . 4T' r tha rpnl. fatitnip all tho, leader of the i h f,- vr. f r.v,nni T . , iWftlt 111 lilt; HHCiCOt V 1 w J ; ra , " v.i- .v. -v.ca.i . -iiwi VI r KATUiN nuuvac, i--.-, -' - ect Tne town board will foriiaiiy French army were present mciua-(I.N.S.) The second round in the j petition at a meeting ling such noted figures as Petain, . ....... HAI'Dmn. HllPV I I - . . n n I . t.-J. T . T - I. I T-V. v , 1T ii j pa&rj uii Luc i m v. 1 1' 1. . - - ' fie-ht to oust Governor tiuey r- t Aii io at 7-30 n. m.. Franchet D'F.snerev. Gouraud. Du- Several more candidates filed forji,onE- of Louisiana began in the. twrl haU T'f the franchise i hail and Lasson. Members of the the May primary election Thurs-. llouse of representatives today. is Kranted, it is understood gas ! government were there' in full, day at the city clerk's office, Sat- Fifty-five judges including the servlce be available here with- headed by Premiere Poincare and urday being the last day for mak-,entire personnel of the supreme jm a few months. It is also un-: Foreign Minister Briand. ing declarations of candidacy. W. court were on hand to testify re- jerstood that the utility is con- General John j Pershinsr com-h,annSelff0rkardj Ve' 1 f the im-itemplating a similar move formaX en x.-v- .v - - : peaenmeni vn-tisa. Aiuca, iast eLi &ao ."-' f oeveiiLEi waru vouiiiiiim m- eacnmeni v,m,5. Attica. ia 't'e expeditionary force, was the first The first article alleges that the .was laid from the Lafajette gas KOodbye to the ambassador METHODISTS FAVOR MOVEMENT FOR NEW PURDUE BUILDING INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April (I.N.S.) The North Indiana Meth odist conference in 86th annual session at the Broadway M. E. church here today voted to "cooperate" and Indorsed the plan of the Weslef Foundation to solicit funds In northern Indiana for a new building at Purdue university. T EXPERTS' OBJECT Head of Milling Company to Undertake Establishment of Research Fellowship at Purdue. TOLEDO, O.. April 4. (A.P.) A five year program of standardizing the best varieties of winter wheat from the standpoint of milling requirements, yield and winter hardiness was agreed upon by 150 leading millers, agronomists, grain exchange officials and agricultural experts of Ohio, Indiana and Michigan at a "wheat improvement conference" held here. ' Harold Anderson, president of the National Milling company and chairman of a committee of millers sponsoring the meeting, said his company would underwrite the establishment of research fellowships at Wooster, Ohio, experiment station, Purdue university and Michigan State college at a cost of J25.000 for a five year period to aid In studies which will form the basis for wheat improvement. COMMITTEE IN CHARGE. A committee ln charge will continue to centralize the task of wheat improvement in the three states. Harold Anderson. Toledo, Is chairman. Other members are Carl M. Sims, Frankfort, Ind.; Don Jenkins. Noblesvllle. Ind.: Edgar H. Evans, Indianapolis; Harold Stock. Hillsdale. Mich.; John Mun-ro, Detroit; Mark Mennel, Toledo, and I R. Miller. Springfield. O. PURDUE EXPERTS ATTEND. More than 130 were In attendance at the conference. Among the speakers were C. E. Ieighty, j principal agronomist of the burea.'! oi piant industry, wasningion: .. H. Springfield, assistant agronomist, Wooster: E. E. Down, associated professor of farm crop. Lansing: A. T. Wiancko, chief of agronomy, Purdue university: J. B. Park, chief of the department of "farm crops. Columbus; M. M. vear-old Fountaintown high school c""u luu' "y" A1 " I Sfi-vear old chief executive boasted plant to crawiorasvuie. . . . 1 nprr nu onroren i n rit iiir t i k .. i ! lao1 4 o T fro rv- a ool f . SS-" -. . SETS? ,E-Sr5. CS1 aomen. v,.t. Bowers, at present Sixth ward .rspgnuvutu u. ... "T" , ! councilman, has filed for a repub lican nomination for councilman- Ray Phillips has filed forced her to leav, which had .. . 1 v.o 1 rri-i he. futher'a ... ' 1 at-laree. shotgun wnne n ws for th republican nomination fori dared that Governor Long of- that he controlled the judiciary, and that he attempted to control the judicial department of the state government. This testimony followed that of a number of witnesses who de- Chasey Mentioned as T secretory to lps I to say goodbye to the ambassador j I in words and in a touching man. !ner that will not soon be for- lie j gotten. t Purnell Designated On Sub-Committee to Draft Farm Aid Bill WASHINGTON, April 4. (A.P.) A mih.rnmmi ttoo rt flv-A mam. Kr.ct rvf -v.,o I McCool. Drofesor of (tolls. Lans- mlttee composed of Chairman I 'P'"""' V1 Haugen and Representative Pur- farm crops, Lansing: G. H. (ut-nell, of Indiana, and Williams of xr Professor of agronomv Pur- I nnis the rank n7 rcnnhllran ! nim university, ana l r,. i iim.n-'. Indianapolis, ind., April Shot in Quarrel Over f A.f. ) it was unciersioou uei e to day that L O. Chasey, of Marion, day and fired a load into her side! 'Sixth ward councilman. Ralph If ered them rewards In an attempt a former farm bureau leader, would Albino Robbin FRENCH LICK, Ind., April 4. (I.N.S.) A white robin has made its appearance in the gardens of the French Lick Springs hotel, its The maid, Mrs. Ida Peterson, nest being near the 18th putting green of the valley goir. course. On and near this green it has become a familiar and now somewhat tamed figure. Minton has filed for the republican to swing their support to his pro nomination for First ward coun-, posed gasoline oil tax. cilman. succeed John J. Brown, of Rock- Automobile Accident members and Aswell of IOuislana, and Klchloe of Kentucky, the ranking minority members, was designated today to draft a farm relief bill. assistant agronomist. Wooster. executive to Plan Truck Route INDIANAPOLIS. April 4 (A.P.) Petition to establish a truck route between Muncie and Fort Wayne was filed with the public service commission today. Lamson Brothers Transfer company, of Bluff ton, made the application t ' t port, as Leslie. Brown resigned yesterday after the state highway commission had anTiintH him Hiroptnr rif thft COTTI - A Willis-Knight truck was:mission to succeed John D. Wil-stolen from the rear of the Smith-, .bri .- disrharEred. CHICAGO, April 4. (I.N.S.) ! , An argument over a slight automo OOV emor j , fl cMont onHoH siiHrfenlv here today when an unknown motorist Truck , Stolen Stong motor sales establishment on Columbia street between Fourth and Fifth some time between 8 o'clock Wednesday evening , and 7 o'clock Thursday morning. Chasey formerly was president of the Grant county farm bureau. He worked in the agriculture division of the republican state committee during the last campaign. drew a revolver and shot Stude Argeropulous, 18, and left him lying unconscious on a roadway on the southern outskirts of the city. Taken to a hospital by a passing motorist, the boy recovered consciousness and told h!s story of the accident and shooting. The Weather Forecast for Indiana: Mostly unsettled tonight and Friday; cooler Friday in extreme north portif n. Local temperature from 7 a. m. Wednesday to 7 a. rn. Thursday: High, 74; low, 53; mean, 63',. No precipitation. Adseco Club Proposes Daylight Saving Here The Adseco club, at a recent meeting, adopted a resolution favoring the adoption of day-light fiavinr for Lafayette. The mayor and city council are asked to In vestigate the matter, ana ronsner bringing It before the public for a vote at the May primary. Copies of the resolution have been sent to the mayor, city council, Inter-Club Council and Chamber of Commerce. Robert B. Koon lis president of the club.

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