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IHBIAHAFOIil NEWS LAST EDITION . .. PROBABLY . SHOWERS. r Sunrise. :2S. : Sunset, 5:11. Daily S months, 23..12 tf 119 Avera-re 8 months, 22. , 115,1 4-t CtrcT - Gate, is ....0,275 VOL LIT wHoRj6ViMt I. latter at Poaaatfios. J lad. JIOXDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 17. 1923. THIRTY-TWO PAGES I o daily. . A E IN SAFETY DRIVE Policemen Find Traffic Officers at Work at School Ho. 2 When They Make Visit. COUNCILS TO BE FORMED Interest in First Day of Cam- palgn at High Pitch Hoosier Motor Club I Assisting. Tbe first step in the campaign by the police and the Hoosler Motor Club to protect the lives of the pupils in grade and parochial schools was taken today by the accident prevention bureau of the police de partment when Traffic Policemen Owen and Paul visited schools to form traffic councils to function in the same manner as the police traffic department. . Evidence that interea- In the school safety campaign had preceded tbe visit of the traffic policemen vii - found in the first two ,hols tbe fn visited. In school No. Z, Walnut and Delaware atrta, Vermont and Fulton, the police found the traffic council already formed, tbe traffic tHllcmsn. -appointed and at work and the Intereat of the .children tn the safety plan at high pitch. Of fie re Selected. Tbe boys appointed tn be traffle officers at No. X are John Molar, ' Lorain Ross, Fauf Sullivan, James VanMeter and John Jledrlck. . The principal of school No. 9, Ver-- tnont and Fulton street, aald she would appoint traffic officers In a hort lime. The policemen said the- Juvenile traffle officers direct traffic near the School houses just as earnestly as ..he traffic policemen at the busiest down tow a street" Intersections. Those kids weren't gain to wait a minute when they found they had a (-nance to be traffle on." Owen said. "And they weren't . going to wait un--tll we ot there to tell them bow." Traffle Ceejaell ta rllw, j The tour of tbe schools which be. fan today was fof the purpose of conferring With principals of the schools about the formation of the traffic councils and lay Ins; the foun-, dation for the accident prevention program. , After each school Is visit ed, another tour of the schools will be started to explain to them the danger of crossing- streets without looking- for approaching vehicle. .ana omer trarito sateguaroa. jjhe formation of achool trafflo - councils to studr trafflo conditions n they relate to each school In the city. win pa carried out by the principals PUPILS 0RGAN1Z lotiowinsr me eonrerenr with tne -. t raffia of floors. .The program In. eludes the appointment of school pu- rlle-ae traffia officers at the echools, he formation of the trafflo rule, making bodies In each achool. lectures ' by the three traffic men, the establish. ' tnent of warning eigne in achool dan. er gone -by the Hooaler Motor Cllb, and th observance of this wek r members of the motor club as "Chit (Iran's Safety WsekVV W'lndakleld Streamers. A concerted effort will be. mad by the Hoosler Motor Club to enlist th support of "every driver of a motor . vehicle In Indianapolis and vicinity," 1 fa th , campaign for child saftey. ; Windshield streamers hava been die-- trlbeted . to members of th club, " bearing th words, Children's Safety Week." ?MIt may be thought that this Is' a simple matter Just wearing a windshield streamer, aald rranlc Wimp-ler, president of th club, "but there Is a 'psychological phss which, through cumulative efforts or what Is sometimes known as maas psychology, la quite certain to produce very deft, bite result. That Is why I Wish to erVrge every member who may have carelessly laid hie windshield stream. er aside to let busy right now. at-t taeh It to hie windshield and keep It 1 there, The estra banner inclosed to : n members to for the member's see-onTcar If he baa more than one, or may be given to a friend who Is a f respective mtmbr or who ought a be a member. Any motorist may - have one of these at re am re by railing at our headquarters In th Spink-Anna annex, IX West Vermont street." rnplU Met. Part of the plan of the safety work In the schools Is to have a meeting as soon as th organisation of the -. stfhool traffic councils is .completed, ' at polio headquarters, when th pu-" pll-traf flo officers would be ad 'dresaed by Herman Itlkhoff. chief of ' police, and Michael Glenn, traffic captain. Th pupil officers would re. : ceiv further Instructions as to method a of handling- traffic at this onset-Ing. In addition to th pupll-offlesrs . : who will direct traffic at the street crossings 4n the school rush hours, rsntformed' policemen assigned to the eohool districts will direct street 'trafflo at dangerous corners when , classes are taking up or being- dls- missed. Th plan of having the . district, patrolmen serve as traffic "policemen at th schools waa fol- lowed lent year br the police depart, ment with a nttlceable decrease tn acridenta at jschoot crossings. s- Three ether publlo schools and two 'parochial echoole were to be visited rv the tratnc orncera tnta afternoon. Tney were No. 1, Ohio and Oriental streets; No. IS. Mlchleren street and Hevllle avenue: No. ft. Washing-ton and Jtural streets. St. Patrick's Catholic ; Caattnned Pag-e Tea. Used Car Week Starts Tonight in the Classified Ads The bijrjrest values in used automobiles that the city of Indianapolis has ever expert-: enced. ; -:' J Automobile dealers of this jclty r co-operatine by offering1 a big" variety of used cars for roar selection, at lower prices. . ' - This sale - lasta for one week only. ' September IT to 22. ? s Choose yoar car tonight, from the Classified Ads. A Good Used Csr Is a Good Buy." , CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING DEPT. TIIE INDIANAPOUS NEWS THE NEWS OFFERS SCHOOL PRIZES The 'program of accident prevention in tbe city schools as it wH be carried oat by the achool and police authorities and motor dabs will be s movement of great merit. The direct results should be the actual savins; of lives and the plan should result in increasing the cumber of careful and thoughtful citizens. It will make for a sense of responsibility in the boys and girls. THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS in recognition of the value of the program will offer a trophy to the school showing the greatest efficiency in accident prevention and will also offer prizes to a number of pupils or schools, for services in this direction. . The number of prizes and the methods by which they will be awarded will be worked out by a committee consisting of Herman Rikhoff, chief of police; Frank Wampler, president of the Hoosier Motor" Club and a representative of the Indianapolis schools. Announcements will be made in THE NEWS later. READ THE CONSTITUTION One hundred and thirty-sis years ago today the Constitution of the United States waa signed by tbe members of the federal con vent ion ia Independence hall, Philadelphia. It is the fundamental law of the land and no greater instrument baa ever been drafted and adopted. Every citizen ahook be familiar with the contents of this doc assent. Read and study it. On Page of today' issue of The News will be found Article 1 of the Constitution. On Tqgsday and Wednesday the remaining articles and amendments will be published in The News. U. S. CONSTITUTION IS Living Under It Termed "Greatest Political Privilege of Race. SECURITY LEAGUE MESSAGE NEW YORK, September 17. To live under th American Constitution "is th greatest political privilege that 'was ever accorded to th human rac," it was asserted by President Coolldge in a message made yesterday by the National Be. enrity League In connection with Its plana "for the celebration today of tbe tilth anniversary ot th signing ot . the COnstltotlon.- "It is an Inspiration to know that members of the National Security League are to observe Constitution day a aid the President's message. "The Constitution la not self-perpet uatlng. If It will survive it will be because It has publlo support. It meana making adequate sacrifice to maintain what la ot publlo benefit. "The Constitution of th United Ststes Is th final refuge of every right that is enjoyed by any American -citlsen. So long- aa It Is observed, those rights will be secure. Whenever it fails into disrespect or disrepute the end ot orderly organised government, a we have known It for more than 1SS years will be at hand. The Constitution represents a government of law. There Is only one other form of authority and that Is a government of fore. Americana muat make their choice between these two. One . signifies justice and liberty; the other tyranny and oppreeslon. To live under the American Constitution la the greatest political privilege that waa ever accorded th human race." CKLKBRATIOX T KIWAXIAX. Jadgr Linn D. Hay will Make Ad-drees at dak's Laaekeea. Th Indianapolis Kiwanls Club will observe Conattutlon day Wednesday. Judge Linn D Hay, of the superior court, Room 1, will speak at Its luncheon at th Claypool hoteL All Kiwanls clubs In the country will have similar obeervancea. A cony of a meana re from President Cooltdgre to the Kiwanls Club International, regarding th plans for the club observance, haa been received in this city. The message aaid: The annual obaervance of September IT ae Constitution day in honor of the fact that it is the anniversary of the signing of that great charter Is a custom altogether worthy of continuation and perpetuation. I am glad to know that the day will be so widely celebrated this year, for I am sure that, as the American people widely appreciate the bleeaings that their Constitution baa Insured to them, eo they will be the more disposed to live In accordance with ita precepts and purposes. Other letters from prominent persons praising th club plsns have been received. BOOST IN STATE TAX LEVY SEEMS ASSURED Talk Is Heard of Rate Ranging From 29 to 32 Cents. PRESENT RATE 27 CENTS Governor McCray today resumed his Inquiry Into th state tax rat situation and members of tbe state board ot tax commissioners. Republican officeholders who have worked In; th stat auditor's office, budget experts and other state , employes were tig-urine long and hard, to arrive at a proper rate for next year's atat taxes. Jt was said the yrate certain! could not- be fixed at lea than 29 cants aad some. said If it were fixed to pay th stat debt and keep th stat government active aa a oging-concern th rat would have to be from' 31 to 37 cents. The guesses seemed to favor a rat of 29, 30 or 32 cents. The present rat Is 2? cents. This is the last stat tax rate to yield money for th present state ad ministration. .Th administration will fix the rate next September for 19 IS, for th administration to follow.. . , ' Aa Political Neva. Som bave said that the most complaints against taxes are at the time when they, r paid and pot at the time when' the rates are fixed. On this theory it has been reasoned that the rate for next year may be kept as low as possible and that soem of the stat debt be left for the taxes ot a following- administration to pay. Governor McCray ta reported to be leaning toward, a general fund levy ot or 8 oents to replace the pres- Oatiaaed Pax Tea. PRAISED BY COKE BLESSING'S CONNECTION WITH COMMISSION ENDS Recent Changes Affect Utility Body's Normal Activity. CONTRACTS AWAIT ACTION Kdgar il Blessing, member of tbe public HervicV 'commission, today closed his affairs with the commission, lie announced several weeka ago that he would reaign September IS. Governor McCray haa not yt announced appointment of a iucrtor, aaylng that he has not been able to find a man auitable for th place. Affairs of the commission now are in charge of Oscar Ratta, vice-chairman. John W. McCardie, chairman, ia away on his annual vacation. Frank WempUr. recently appointed to take the place made vacant by the reclamation of Glenn VinAuken, and Maurice Douglas are the other two members. Isaportaaf Case Fevalag. . The preparations of VanAuken and Bleeaing to leave the commission had the effect of partly suspending the normal activity of the body for some time before they left. Several imnortant caaea art nenri- Ing. The ndlanapolts water and gas rate Increase caaea are awaiting action, valuation matters affecting the two Indienapolla electric companies are pending, many caaes of importance to citiea in varloua parts of the state are awaiting aome disposition, the Indiana Hell Telephone Company'a rate caa against th rommianion is In the federal court and a number of rate Investigations Instituted by VanAuken Just prior to the opening of the Indianapolia Water Company'a .n-oreasa ' rate case, sre In a stste of trior or teas uannHf4 i Today th Interstate Public Service Company laid four contracts before th commission and requested It to approve them. One is a contract to provide electric aervice to Winamao for ten yaare; one ia a contract to provide eervlco to tbe Indiana Pi at on King Company at Hagerstown; another providee authority to buy the electric system in the-'town of Clay-pool from William J. Scott for 114.400, fiart cash and part 7 per cent, prior len stock, and the other Is contract to buy the Silver Lake electric system from Ira Burke and Van Buren Kissinger for $8,200, part stock and part money. Would Dtaarwade Iledg-ea. . A news dispatch today from Gary aakl that influencea are at work Jn Lake county to persuads William K. Hodges, formerly mayor of Gary and, now a state senator, that he should not accept appointment to the publlo service commission but that he ahould run for the congress In opposition to Will K. Wood, congressman from the dlatrict. Governor McCray has had Hodges In mind for. the place but Is consulting with Lake county persona interested in the situation. Th Gary dispatch related that Hodges said the place on th commission has not been offered him. Hodges said he still is In the congressional race, the report said. Among others under consideration tor the place on the commission ia Harry Bogga. chief accountant for the commission. He has been a member of the accounting stsff of the commission ever since It waa created and won hie place at head of the division through merit. His qualifications are spoken of as entitling him. in the opinion of many, to the appointment and persona hsve called on the Governor to place this view-before him. ( ERS TO TELL OF DESTROYER DISASTER Nine Versions Expected at Naval Court cf Inquiry. FOUR MORE BODIES FOUND SAN DIEGO, Cal.. September 17. Nine versions of the naval disaster off Point Honda September .1, in which seven destroyers were wrecked and twenty-three enlisted men perished. are expected to be read Into the record of the naval court of inquiry here Investigating the catastrophe. Reports prepared by th, commander of all the seven wrecked vessels and of the two others whirh w.r. damaged la the grounding sre to be submitted to the court and read In the presence of the commanding officer. Tentative plans call for services at the naval air station of North Island tomorrow afternoon with every available officer and enlisted man of the destroyer force participating. Recovery of four additional bodies at the scene of the wreck yesterday brought the total number of dead recovered to ten. LLOYD GEORGE INVITED Andereem Scads Raajaeet Secretary Jaaaea J. Davie. (Special to Tbe Indianapolis Kcwa ANDERSON, Ind.. September 17. Oswald Ryan, who was with James J. Davis, secretary of labor, at London when David Lloyd George was invited to visit the United States after he had announced that he waa planning a trip to Canada, today aent a request for Anderson to Mr. Davie that the former British prime minister's itinerary through Indiana b arranged ao that his train will pass through Anderson and stop here a few minutes. Mr. 'Ryan said he had been Informed br Mr. Davis that Lloyd George will be in Indianapolis October 22. WARD JURY SELECTED ses f MlllleeiaJre Baker Pace TrlaVi COMMAND a Marder Ckargv. WHITE PLAINS. N. September 17. The Jury which is to try Walter S. Ward, son of the millionaire baker, who is facing a charge of murder in connection with the death of Clarence Peters, former marine, was completed today whea defense couneel and pros-ecutors who have been examining talesmen sine last Wednesday, decided oa a twelfth Juror. DOLLINGS INQUIRY ON BROAD SCOPE Federal and State Phases Like ly to Attend Search for Law Violations. STOCK BUYERS TALK FREELY Alluring Profit Promises De-scribed by 75 Witnesses Before Ohio Jury. (Special to Th Indianapolis Sew EATON, O., September 17. The firt step toward a three-state j prosecution of the men accused of j causing: the failure of the R. L. Dolling Company was taken here when Ralph D. Sever, prosecuting attorney 6f Preble county, caused indictments to be returned against ! William G. Benham, president and treasurer, and Dwight Harrison. vice-president and secretary of the . Dollings Company, both of Col-1 umbus, O. The two men are charged in foui-- teen indictmenta containing eighteen counts, with obtaining money under false pretenses and aluo with fraudulently misrepresenting the financial condition of the company. There sre four Joint Indictments against them and five Indictments against each of them. Additional grand Jury investigations aoon will be started in several counties of Ohio. Mafia' la Looked lat. Federal agents are here interviewing- persons who bought stock of the Dolitngs Company and collecting letters and circulars sent through the malls. These wllbe submitted to the feneral grand Jury at Cincinnati, and the agents said that testimony will be presented to the federal grand jury at Indianapolis and to the federal grsnd Jury ar Pittsburgh to substantiate an alleged conspiracy to defraud by use of the United States mails. It also wa. said that state courts In Indiana and Pennsylvania will be called on to make an investigation and that the attorney-generals of the three states will be asked to assist the prosecuting attorneys In the different state courts. Harrison w arrested by the sheriff of Preble county at Columbus and brouaTht here. Prosecuting Attorney Sever had asked the court to fix the bond at each man at $0 000, bur Able C. Risener. Judge ot the Preble circuit cdurt. cut the bond to 145,00) each. Harrison wae In Jail irom inursaay night until Saturday afternoon when he gave a surety bond. Benham surrendered Saturday and was released on a bond provided by a euraty company. Caaea Coatlaaed. Both men pleaded not guilty at a preliminary examination and their cases were continued. It is under-Stood that the dste for trials will not Ceattaaed aa l-age Tea. v OWNERS OP TABERNACLE NAME MANAGING BOARD Ten "Christian Business Men" to Control Affairs. NEW BODY MEETS TUESDAY A board of ten "Chtsstlan business men, to menage the Cadle tabernacle and conduct it "wholly for religious and clean civic purposes" haa been appointed by the tabernacle owners, I) L. Speicher and W. H. Hanslng. it became known today. The board, it was announced, will meet at the tabernacle Tuesday eve ning to consider further a policy for future operation. Thomas P. Hessong is chairman of tne new ooara. umer members in clude Charles B. Spann. George Hits Charles . Haugher, Harry V. Cook, James . f isher 'and George A Knapp. Mi. Speicher refused to comment on the appointment of the board or to give the names of the other board members. The new method of man agement doea not affect the owner ship of the tabernacle, it was said. WEATHER INDICATIONS CXITED STATES WEATHER BUREAU Indianapolia. September 17. 1023. Temperature S-ptnbrr 17. 192 2 Sptrnftx-r 17 To 23 7 a. m 51 i 7 i. b 5 12 m 6o 112 m 74 2 p. m 60 j g p. m Barometer 7 a. tn 30 33 It m 3Q.3I Local Forecast Local forecast for Indianapolis and vi cinity till 7 p. m, Tuesday: Increasing cloudiness with showers probably befinnins l.-vie tonlxht or Tuesday; slightly warmcx tonight. Forecast for Indiana: Increasing cloudiness with showers probably beginning lale.r-Jhlrht or Tuesday: thsbtly warmer tonight -Forecast for IUiaots: Showers probable to night and Tuesday: slirhtly warmer tonlrht Forecast for Kentucky: Cloudy In east; probably showers la west part tonight and Tuesday: no change ia temperature. Forecast for Ohio: Fair and warmer to nigbt. Tuesday, cloudy and unsettled: prob ably showers in extreme west part. Precipitation for twenty-four hours rnd ing at 7:00 a- m.. none. Total prMpllation since January 1. 28.95 inches. Deficiency sine January 1. 1-86 inches. Weather la Other Cities .Tbe following table shows the state ef tba weather in other dtiea t -7 a. m Station. Amartlki. Tex.... Bismarck. N- D. . Boston. Mass Chicsro. HI Cincinnati. O Denver. Colo Dolgs City. Kas . . Usiens. Mont Jacksonville. Fla.. Binui City. Mo. . Little Rock. Ark. . Lo Angeles. Cal . . Miami. Fla. Mobile. AU New Orleans. La. . New Tork. S. T. . Oklahoma. Okla. . Omaha. Neb Pittsburgh. --Portland. Ore-.... Rapid City. S. D. San Antonio Tex. San Francix-o. Cal St. Louis. Mo. . . . St. Paul Minn.... Tamna. Fla Washington. D C . Weather Bar. Temp. 2984 64 2 62 30.43 54 30.3-J 58 3042 52 30 OO 44 29 f6 66 30.3d 36 30 20 74 30 02 64 3O10 72 29.76 64 30.12 82 3018 73 30.1 80 30.50 64 29 o 68 29. 0 64 30 50 48 SO Z1 &6 30 06 44 29 fH 74 29 66 74 SO .SO 60 3O02 54 SO 1- 76 30. j 2 54 . . PtCWy. . . Kain . . Ctoar , . Cloudy . . Clear . . Rain . Raut-. . Clear I Rain C'Joudy . . Cloudy . Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Clear , . Cloudy . Rain . . Clear . Clear . . Rain , . -Cloudy . . Clear .. PtCWy . . Rain . . Cloudy . Clear J. U. ARMINGTOX. te-teorolont. Hsarly T earn pcret are 6 a. m 5.1 7 a- m 5 S a. m 63 9 a- aa.. 66 10 a. so, 46 11 a. m 74 12 ta. 74 1 p. SB TS HAVE YOU CHeVi. I.E. FILLS PASTORATES The Rev. W. B. Farmer, Five Years at Broadway Church, Goes to Columbus. INDIANAPOLIS NEXT YEAR Election of Bishops for Eight-Year Term Rather Than for Life Recommended. I By a Staff Cervpadeat f the Ia-, dlaaapalto News EVANSVILLE, Ind., September 17. Selection of Esst Tenth Street Methodist Episcopal church, of Indianapolis, as the meeting place of the Indiana conference of the denomination in 1924 and announce ment of more than 3$0 pastoral and special appointments of conference members constituted the principal business of the final session of the nutysecond annual meeting- of the conference here today. The Rev George S. Henninger js pastor of the East Tenth Street church. Twenty of forty-nine appointments In - the Indianapolis district were changed. .The principal change was that of Dr. W. B. Farmer, for five years pastor of the Broadway church. Indianapolia, who was assigned to CO lumbus; Dr. C. H. Taylor, nine years pastor at tiioomingion, was assigned to Broadway church. Other promt nent pastorates In Indianapolia remained unchanged. Leave of absence has been granted W. H. Brightmire. pastor of Wesley Chapel, and he was left without an asalgnment. One change was made in the appointment of diatrict superintendents. The Rev. Clarence E. Plynn, for one year, superintendent of the Bloomington district, was appointed pastor of the First church, Kloomlngton, succeeding Dr. Taylor. The Rev. George H. Murphy, of Columbus, becomes superintendent of the district. The conference sdopted six recommendations to be sent to the quad- rennlai general conference in May Caatlaaed mm Pa are Tea. LEADING POLITICIANS TO BE OUSTED FROM SPAIN V Ex-Premier Cuerra Included in Thirty-One to Be Expelled. MINISTER HALTED AT LINE (By th Asacista rressl PORT VEN'DRES. Franco-Spanish Frontier. September 17. The military directorate, formed as a result of last week's revolution, has decided to ex pel thirty-one of Spain's leading poli ticians, including former Premier Sanches Guerra and several promi nent Liberals ind Catalinist syndical ists. The expuleions will be made this week. The military regime Is refusina to have anything whatever to do with politicians or parties. benor Ventoaa. former SDanish min ister of finance In several cabinets. who was on his way to France aboard the Barcelona-Paris express, was stopped by the Spanish police at the frontier station near . here and informed that he must remain In Spain until th new regime had decided on bis status. PLANS MOROCCO OFKENBIVK. Rivera Sead 1SO.OOO Troops . to Rale tVltkoat Parliament. LO.VDON. September 17. A new of- fenalve is planned In Morocco by Prlmo Rivera, president of the mili tary directorate in Spain. The Madrid correspondent of the Dally Express Ceatlaaed mm faae Tea. CONFERENCE NOTICED A CERTAIN BOY MAY LOSE RIGHT EYE AS THE REStJLT OF "SLINGSHOT" INJURY Robert Winkler, Age Eight, Son of Prohibition Enforcement Officer, Wounded by Companion Who Used Wirs Staple-Chief Rikhoff Puts Ban on Use of Such Weapons." As a result of an injury to Robert Winkler, age eight, 947 -East Morris street, the son of eGorge L Winkler, prohibition enforcement, group chief for centra Indiana, from which eye, Hermsn Rikhoff, chief of police, today ordered members of Th police department to put s stop to small boys in Indianapolis. The Winkler boy was struck in the eye by a wire steeple, shot from a sling by him on a "dare. The boy was Injured Saturday near0 Buchanan street and Virginia avenue. The boy who shot him also was eight years old and. It is said, was standing only about three feet away when ha released the steeple from the sling-, The - wire missile struck the Winkler boy squarely in ths eye. Infection developed and physicians said today' it. would be necessary to take the boy to St. Vincent's hospital, where an operation will be performed to remove the eye. The operation is necessary, it is said, to prevent the spread of tbe Infection. . Chief Rikhoff instructed captains of .police to Issue orders at roil call that boys found with slingshots In their possession must be taken before their parents and reprimanded and the slings taken from them. "A sling is a dangerous weapon In the hands of a small boys," said Chief Rikhoff. T ET T Owsley and Aids Cite Needs of Ex-Service Men. COOLIDGE SHOWS CONCERN The lBJaMa!la 5twt B S3 Wyatt Balldlaar. WASHINGTON, September, 17 Readjusted' compensation for former service men was brought to the official attention of President Coolldge for the first time today when a group of American Legion officials, headed by Alvin Owsley, national commander; called at the White House. Mr. Owsley and his fel low-off Iclals H. Nelson Jackson, of Burlington, Vt., chairman of the Legion's delegation to the recent congress at Bruar sels of the Inter-Allied Veterans' Federation; Karnest E. Thompson, of Texss, a delegate to the congress, and John Thomas Taylor, vice chairman of the Le&ion's national legislative committee, were luncheon guests of the President following their formal calL The President, said Commander Owsley, expressed sympathy for the former service men and manifested much interest In their desires and legislative plans. A brief of the legislative acts to be sought by the Legion of the next congress will be placed In the hands of the President at his request before the congress convenes In December. Commander Owsley made It known that care of the. disabled service men through hospitalisation and rehabili tation would be listed first In the brief and readjusted compensstlon second. The President waa reported to have asked particularly about hospitalization and rehabilitation. When Owsley goes . to San Francisco next month to preside over. the fifth annual convention of the Legion, at which hia successor will be nsmed, he will carry a message from President Coolldge. "Uncle Joe" Cannon Visits Legionnaires in Illinois DANVILLE, IUV Beytesaber IT Ckeer f Lri mm mm. ires reverberated tar ask ewaveatioa ball today' aa I'aele Je Caaasa, mt DaavUle, greeted the Sftb, aaaaal resTestUs f the A merle 1 Legrt la lllia! with a bew. II waa mmt mm the proa-rasa, belt bad ro, vhsatarlly t estead his g-reet-lao-e. Lael J- raase the platferas aJded by two saea. an aa each aide mt las. . ' '( BONUS QUESTION IS PU BEFOR HE PRESIDEN EXPANSION? v the boy probably will loss his'righ the making and use of "slingshots' by a playmate who. it is said aimed a Parents, of Quaker Stock, Came From North Carolina. . ; JOHN BORN AT GREENSBORO I Special to The Indiana polls "fewal NEWCASTLE, Ind., September 17 The fight of John C Walton. Governor of Oklahoma, against the Ka snug Kin, and bis Institution of state-wide martial law. Is belnges. peciauy watched in Henry county, wnere Mr. Walton wae born and wnere nis parents, Mr. and. Mrs. Lewis Walton, are well remembered by some of the older residents. - . Out around r Greensboro where the oovernor was born and where the Walton family lived prior to moving to uaianeraa wnen that territory was opened to settlement! Governor wi. i?n'fvflJChtlIJ!r ' Qualities are traced to i-ui iii warotma ancestry. - The Wal ton family, of the old Oueke came here from that atste and persons who knew th two Walton boys, Lewis, father of the Governor, and Rufua. brother of Lewis, assert that they were of the hardy pioneer type, hard to arouse, but- never quitters .n irvuun QVIOPOO. The community, around Greensboro and Kennard was settled largely by people from North Carol! Ma and come of-the pioneers recall that the Walton boys were a determined pair and faced th hardships of those days with a spirit which rnade tbst gen eration notaDie. The Waltona Droanret k ...a i?iTr.v.R.n'" .mnff.d ! at i. . " . la aouiuon to farming, Mrs. Benjamin Fowler. r r i. bon. Is a cousin of Governor Walton. Mrs. Fowler attributes the Governor's rise to political prominence to his personality, recalling that ha was elected Governor while serving- as "w wa yfaauuiOg ly, , Columbia Gay Chicago. September irCIai. aia today esassesaratea her raiet nerltaa. ha "eeraer svae f tke re- reWIe" tbe CwtlrnMa ' .f tbe laited State. -'. . Tsreackeat tbe aatiea today asarfca tne aeg-laalaar mt aaeetlaga 4 umrlm exercise ta ohervac mt th ISStb aamlveraary mt Aaaerte.' aaai Law. The kwrrism are eehedal eaatlaa thraagli b week..' mt saeet mt the .states have laaaed praekeaaatUas ea Iliac ea the people - celebrate tbe kItH OKLAHOMA GOVERNOR event af aepteeaher 17. aTST.. . J. H. BARTLETT INJURED Ft rat Aaaiataat Pwetaaaater-Geaeral Vletlas ta Aat Aectda. WASHINGTON, September 17 John H. Bartiett, first assistant postmaster-genera and former Oovernor of New Hampshire;, was taken to a hospital today because of injuries be received when his automobile was truck by a street car. s Altbougb be received a Cut en, tbe head, phyaldsns who examined him aaid hie Injuries did not appear eerl-ous. The sutoraobtls waa wrecked and Mr. Bartletfs chsurfeur also was slightly Injured. - t - - After receiving treatment at the Hospital. Mr. tfartlott was taken to his home and plana for a trip to Richmond. Va. today. - to address a convention of postal supervisors was caacele4L....' .:; -. ..v. - ' . . - ' ' . , Inquiry Begun at Oklahoma City " and Tulsa lnto,Ku Kluic Klan 'Activities. 4 ; CIVIL POWERS UNDISTURBED Capital Police Department ' Is Returned to : Regular Authorities. : u Br the Aaneelsted Prcea : OKLAHOMA CITY, September" 17. Military courts ' of inquiry Into , the activities of the Ku Klu Klan were in operation today in the two , largest cities in the state, Oklahoma; City and Tulsa. : r The Oklahoma City court eon-' vened today, and summoned as the first witness Campbell Russell," former chairman, of the' state corporation commission. - : 0 In no other city of the state was. there any Indication that military ' rule. In effect more than a' month In-Tulsa, had been extended to all corners of th state. - v ' . - - . Retaraea te Civil Stataa, ( - The Oklahoma City police depart-', ment, taken over, by. the .military jlate' yesterday, was returned to etvil authorities today when Mayor O A.' Carglll served notice on Colonel Kerr" mliltarv Aommandae In rtiirn nf th i city, .that unless Ray Frailer, chief of police, was reinstated at once, the -entire .police force would be. retired by the city and the task of policing-the city would be left to the military. Adjutant-General s B. H. Markham arrived by airplane from Tulsa today and went at, once Into conference with Colonel Key. Tbe adjutant -general declined to -say whether the state 1 military headquarters would, be transferred from Tulsa. - -s. Oovernor Walton went to Okmulgee unexpectedly today in a special car attached to a regular train. Members of his party said the Governor would prooed to Henryetta to address the' state convention of labor. The Gov : ernor's decision to attend the conven- linn annirant waa rtirnul attriiianiv. it had been understood previously that he would not attend the convention. The military court here Is composed of Colonel Paul Walker. Colonel 11. N, Graves and Major L. II. llarrold. It hss established hesderuarters In a downtown, hotel. It was Indicated that Russell was called preliminary to the actual opening of an Investigation Into alleged floggings executed or directed in Oklahoma county. Machinery- of the. court, la not yet completed., but the full force of the Investigation is. expected to be lit effect tomorrow. , Other Caarte la' SeaaJea.- - . Meanwhile; courts throughout the state, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa, are In session. No Interruption or regular civil procedure In the' stats occurred with the exception that In Oklahoma City a special grand Jury summoned to meet today- was forbidden by military authorities, -' The grand jury waa to have Invest!-, gsted alleged mlsuss of state money by the Governor,. who' was chsrged in; a petition circulated by Russell with having -used sta,ta employes to Check signatures on an Initiated petition for an election on a constltutlonalamend- roent to enable ths ststs legls sture to convene without call by the. Governor. ' Meanwhile st the state Capitol a detail -of : national gruards with fixed bayonets guarded entrances to both bouse and senate chambers, " No explanation was made, but tt was recalled that Governor Walton, replying to a threat of members of the legislature to meet In extra session, warned' them last week that if such aa attempt was made, every member who . Rraalsftr is Jlraerr.' No' troops were In avidence hero te day except those manning machine - guns that were an object of interest to busy throngs that went, about their . every osy anairsin tne neignoornooa of the City. Hall. Police Sutton, County Courthouse and city -and county Alt Ika am m rft sf itlS Ss 1-1 fr AT I a - re l a f w -a w ww w w -a-w mately 00 guardsmen remained in the--armory. where they have been with- out Interruption since they were mobilised lata yesterday. No officers ex-cent ths regular police force were on the strsets aat night.' . Governor Walton -today 1 was In Hanrvetta.- where the state conven-.. i ukA, I. Im Miilnn. Ohurwri nre inciiDcu iwu. j v . v the belief that only a very small part of. the stste actually will feel the pressure of the military. --.; : Ths fact that fewer tnan uo troops were mobilised out of the- approxl- mateiy s.evv , iohi ,irfnin vi i"" . . . . A . . , . . W . . . h. A Oklahoma national . guard. lent, strength-to the belief that the Gov- V ernor Intended to press his Investiga tion of floggings only in isoiatea. areas, and that the stats-wide proc- . tarnation of martial law was merely . Intended to make readily available a method of establishing on a moment's notice a military inquiry wherever tke need might eem to appear. . . ? . T That Oklahoma City will beat? the brunt of marual law -appeared certain. In his. proclamation .extending- tne scope oi ins ,uiiirj rui . throughout ' the state, the' Governor asserted that the "head and. front" of the state Ku.Klax Klan organization Wa HI VK1WWHIII Jt nu i- H4. b cv was tbts g-roun. of Klan leaders he had singled out y nis proclamation. -Tom Wallace, of Creek, district attorney, aald today he was proceedl nr ' wtb trials in district court there. The rerular term cf the superior court In ' Sion tooay. mwiow ua oven aina-iea cut by the Governor as a stronghold of the Ku Klux Klan and.Jast week,' . . . w i - lOilOWlnf ail ss mi vuiivoiuwiii, viism nv masked parades would be permitted tn the state.-- Klansmen- numbering several hundred met there and staged At Muskogee conditions were eulet and Governor Wsl ton. in a' message ' ta the Muskoree Times Democrat, as- . aerted. according to the paper, that .. nnUif "an araereency occurred there f waa no probability that" the city or . county would be. placed under control of the military. n : v ' Tbe ' paper quoted thev Governor "as deavlnr that he had sent Dr. A. E. Davenport to Muskoge last week te deliver an uHIm turn- to the city demanding the reals-nation of an al ; leged klan'offlcer there. ' Ottawa county, which -early fn the summer was in the spotlight for a -time of the Governor's anti-flogging Investigations. likewise was undis turbed by the martial law edict. There . are no national g-uard units in the county. ' - The niy troop -movement in ice stat,- was noted"et Enid where aa artillery company was mobilised with orders to proceen at once to tjKia-horns City. Light field equipment was taken. ; . ' - - ' The military court at Tulsa worked today with only one , guard offtcer present. It waa said unofficially at military beadauarters that only- about leS troops m-ere etm tn the city. Neither of the.two Tulsa suard ' units has berif called Into service. , Oklahoma eitv. Tuisa ana sJiruipa.. pnl e as w ( - vvjwl VJ wun.s a s Ceatlaaed ea Page Tea, 4 - . - . . . - '-- - . . ri v

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