Kokomo Tribune, December 16, 1921

Kokomo Tribune

December 16, 1921

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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - December 16, 1921, Kokomo, Indiana MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS L 85 THE KOKOMO DAILY TRIBUNE rmTT A TTifN PAID CIRCULATION THURSDAY LAST EDITION KOKOMO FRIDAY DECEMBER TWENTY PAGES CENTS POLICESCQUR COUNTRY FOR JOHN PULLEN Want Him In Connection Withj Shooting of Bad Amos This Morning PULLEN HERE YESTERDAY Overcoat and Card Identified With Him Found On the Scene of Shooting RINDS FOR SPRING ABIG Anton Hi Own At oclock thU afternoon Dr Harrison reported that Officer Amos was getting along well as could expected under the rlr dsumstancen and denlrd the rumor on streets that he had taken a turn for the The police reported nt the same hour that John Pulifn wan mill at large and no clue to hlti where abouts had unearthed Many wild tlpn were to head by amateur HUuthH who reported seeini him In various psrlft of Howard county today in the Investiga tion of double robbery and shoot Inr of nud Amon merchant policeman early thla morning nt the works office led the police to iicour the countryside and send descrip tions of John Pullen BRP Howard countyn urnsatlonal nenperndn lo thr larger cities of thp Middle West In an attempt to apprehend him Offirpr Amos wan nhot nnd seriousj ly Injured in n battle with the robber HB he was leaving thp rear of the Knkomo Water Works in North Mnln ntrrpt Officer Amos and biB Hon Walter cornered tho man believed to have been Pullen in a nar row passage way between three build Inirn The robber seeing that he was cornered and capture Imminent fought hlK way out by shooting Amos bullrl from H 3ficnlibrp revolver filtered Ihc left chest just below the rnllar bone penetrating the left lung nnd lodging In he ncapula bone of the bnik Dr William H Harrison the phyBlclan stated today that condlfioji was serloux duo to thp puncture of the lung and the prob able chances of Infection developing At this morning In making his usual rounds of the who was accompanied by his on noticed that the window blind WM down at the office of the Knkomo Water companys office and that the llKht was not burning over the safe Passing around the rrar of the build ing to Investigate the two men sep arated each going around the storage room in the rear of the office A man was found standing In the rear door of the office who Immediately opened fire on Waiter Amos but missed his murk Jn the exchange of shAs be tween the robber nnd the officer Joseph Amos received the bullet In his chest Ray Spradllng a taxlcnb driver heard thp shots fired as he was walk Ing down West Taylor street and ruahed in the direction from which he heard the sound He found Amos staggering on the corner of Main and Taylor streets and immediately sum moned the Moore ambulance to take wounded man to his home The son Jn the meantime had followed the robber up thp rear alley and fired three shots at the retreating figure The local police made an Investiga tion of the Water Works office and found that an attempt had been made to enter the safe The combination on the safe was buttered so that it took nn expert working three hours to open it this morning An overcoat contain ing a buRlnesB card of John Pullen 424 East 31st street Chicago and two collars with the laundry mark T were found near the safe A dark cap a gauntlet glove flash light and Kcrew driver were found In Rapps An nex store Pullen was seen by a number of per iMfOpE including a member of the police rfcrce In Kokomo yesterday and the cap and coat have been Identified as the ones worn by him when seen yes terday The fact that thp cap was found In the store and the coat In the office leads to the belief that Pullen was implicated In both robberies While he was not Identified by Amos nt the time of the shooting the card I fouml in the coat and the other evii dence cause the police to believe that j he was the man that entered the two i business places and shot Officer Amor Glen Tindall manager of napps Anj nex stated that the clothing taken i from that store amounted to about I The loot consisted mostly of womens and coats and suits and I a careful selection was made by the j robber to take only the best quality I With cool nerve the robber removed three dresses from display forms in j the front window Four suit cases of I clothing were taken One was recov ered by the police at the scene of the shooting Nothing was taken at the I water works office as the attempt to I open the safe failed Entrance to Rapps Annex was painI ed by removing the iron bars from a I window on the north side of the build inp and breaking the glass Entrance to the water works office was made hy I jimmying a rear window The of flees of the county superintendent of schools in the College building were also entered but A F Hutson stated I this morning that nothing was missing I John Pullen who is now sought by j the police in connection with the shoot ing and robbery some three years ago wrote reveral sensational chapters in Jwilce records Leaving the farm of CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO EAGLES WILL GIVE DAXCE FOR i BENEFIT OF THE AXXCAL j CHRISTMAS TREAT yearly benefit dance of the Eagles lodge of Kokomo for the pur pose of providing funds for a Christ mas tree to children who will not be able to enjoy a visit from Banta Claue will be given at home on West fiycamore street next Wednesday even ing 21 The event will be in keeping with the ipirlt of the season the entertainment committee promising a merry time with muiic by Doc Peytons fivepiece orchntra The money derived from admission tickets will be used In decorating a Christmas tree with substantial pres ents for children who are known to be nstdy and worthy The tree will be placed in home and the gifts dis tributed by fit Nicholas himself AB on former members of the order will provide transportation for the boys and glrle to and from their A fleet of automobiles will be pressed Into service meeting established and the little guests taken to the home at an early hour Immediately nfter the entertainment la concluded they will be placed In the automobiles and taken back to their parents The list of children provided for will be fjrnlxhed by theSalvation Army The army will have charge of entertainment program and distri bution of presents The number of needy boys and girls will be even larger than that of last year and to meet the expenses of this charity net the Easles are making i sincere appeal to the community for support In making the dance a finan cial success RAISE FOR POOR Said To Have Proposed French Navy Be Increased By Tons WOULD UPSET 553 RATIO Italy Disapproves But If France Increases She Will Ask Equal Advance GIVEN BY THE LOCAL TELEPHONE GIRLS WAS A SUCCESS At least wasrealized from the dance given last evening at the Moose Home by the local operators of the Indiana Bell Telephone company all of which the girls will use to bring Christmas cheer to poor families in the city When final reports are turned in the proceeds are expected to be even larger The large home was crowded with dancers 175 couples being present Excellent music was provided by Marie Stewarts orchestra and the dance In every way was regarded as a complete success The Moose donated their lodgo hall their contribution to the good cause The committee incharge of the dance was composed of Misses Pearl Allison Eula McKinney Ruby Hunt Margaret James and Ida Parish Washington Dec 16 By the Asso ciated French delegation has presented a proposal for so great an increase in the strength of the French navy that the Brltisch declare such a program if carried out would upset the whole plan for a 553 navil reduction Although not yet entirely revealed the British understanding is that the French plan provide the construction of ten ton superdreadnaughts in the ten years subsequent to 1925 These vessels of a type similar to the Amer ican battleship Maryland would give France a capital ship tonnage of as against tor Japan and a pre ponderance of type craft over all nations Italy although Indicating disap proval of uch a building program U I said to have told the nrms conference j that if France constructs ten such ships she must carry out a similar WEATHER IS A PUZZLE HERE IT IS MIDDLE OF DECEM BER AND NOT A REAL FREEZE YET Todays forecast from the weather bureau indicates that some real winter may be drawing near If the forecast Is fulfilled it will be much colder by Sunday and along with it we may have some snow All the oldtime weather sharps of the community admit that the weather so far this winter has been contrary to expectations Here it is the middle of December and there has not yet been a real freeze Pastures are as green as in April wheat is making a growth unprecedented for this time of year Last winter established a record for mildness This winter so far has been showing n disposition to follow suit It is too early however to be assum ing that another open winter is on the schedule We may get the real thing from Old Boreas before the bluebirds begin to sing Up to this time how ever there has been a most agreeable tempering of the wind to the shorn lamb Reports Theft of Turkeys building program Arthur J Balfour head of the British delegation gave notice today that Great Britain would propose to the arms conference the total abolition of submarines The combined French and Italian fleets thus would be some tons stronger than the British or the Amer ican allotments under the revised fig ures agreed on yesterday by the big three The question of French and Italian ratios as compared with the 553 standing a sasslgned to the United States Great Britain and Japan un der yesterdays agreement was taken up by the subcommittee of fifteen meetingtoday No official word has come from the conference however as to what ton nage France has asked but If France has asfled tons it would repre sent about afortypercent increaseIn her present capital ship strength measured in terms of modern dread naught or superdreadnaught tonnage She has afloat today approximately tonsin such while Italy has about tons Both navies In clude a comparatively small tonnage In predreadnaught battleships The British spokesman said today that the French proposals if acceded to would throw out the whole navel He declared It had met with distinct disapproval from the British delegation The British spokesman further de clared that Italy did not approve cf the French proposition for If it was carried out Italy would be obliged to build the same amount This meant he said an addition of seven hundred thousand tons to the European war fleets The ten ships which France and Italy would build under this plan would cost roughly ten million pounds each and both France and Italy would be spending pounds or half a billion dollars in the ten year period beginning in 1925 The French delegates were said to have given the reason ap proval of this building program that during the war France had built very few ships and therefore must refit The British it was said felt that the present French proposals were ex cessive an dthat such an increase was not necessary for Frances protection The American delegates the British spokesman said also had taken strong ground against the French proposition first objecting for economic reasons holding that the expenditure of so much money on naval construction would seriously affect the economic The Logansport police called the local department at noon today to re recovery of the lyorld It was addea port the theft of ten white turkeys that the Americans agreed that ft the FORGOTTEN This is the Tragedy against which Good Fellows have enlisted Are you willing and able to join in the effort to carry Christmas cheer into every home in this city in need of it You might do it in two ways Go to Mrs SI P Stibbens and she will furnish in confidence the names and location the kind of a fam ily you want to help If you do not wish to do the work personally you might contribute to the Santa Claus Fund and Mrs Stib bens and her helpers will provide the relief Decide today Lets go CLAY PLEDGES CORN TOWNSHIP FARMERS WILL HELP LAST EVENING The Clay township farmers held their regular monthly meeting at the Center school building last evening and heard talks by Calvin Perdue county agent and Tom Penn Ullom district director for the Near East Relief fund During the business session the fol lowing delegates were selected to at tend the county convention TF Don ahue W H Miller Ora Miller Charles Banta Harry Matlock Charles Gra ham and Nat Krall The address of Mr Perdue was on The Essentials of an Effective Town shlp These were named as Large membership including the wives of the farmers cooperation on the part of every member and work Ing with a definite aim for the pro motion of the1community welfare Mr Ullom explained the condition of Armenia and other famine stricken districts and called upon the farmers for donations of corn to relieve the hunger of the inhabitants He asked the Clay township farmers to con tribute 300 bushels to the relief move ment Nearly fifty bushels were pledg ed before the meeting adjourned order to hurry the work a committee composed of C N Graham T F Don ahue Charles Banta Ora Miller W H Miller Louis Vonderahe Matt Krall Ralph Jackson Earl Seaver and Will Hobson was appointed The time of making deliveries at the elevators has been extended to include next week This was made necessary Mr Uullom said because several of the townships werejate in organizing SEND PHI CELTS IN ENJOY SELVES Banquet At Frances Hotel Was Graced By Many Frater nity Dignitaries MANY PERSONS HAVENT YET AC KNOWLEDGED RECEIPT OF CHRISTMAS SEALS Scores of persons to whom Red Cross Christmas seals have been sent through the mails have not so much as acknowledged their receipt Dr Will J Martin president of the Howard County Tuberculosis Society urges that all such persons do so at BETA NU SUCCESSFUL Had Fine Program of Singing and Dancing and Most Tempting Menu An enjoyable time was had by 75 members of Beta Nu chapter Phi Delta Kappa fraternity and several outoftown guests in the annual ban quet of the held at the Frances hotel last evening The speakers of the Evening were Phi Delta Kappas exnational presi dent Sam Bemenderfer of Muncie national inner guard S M Werner of Warsaw Edgar Alien Moss of Mar ion editorinchief of the Phi Delta Kappa magazine D L Miller presi dent of the Converse chapter H Clark Snell president of the Walton chapter Frank L Logan of Frankr fort Jake Flox of Peru and SIgmund Alexander of Marion Henry Brem beck of this city nationalpresident of the association for the year act ed as toastmaster Different phases of the fraternitys progress both national and local were taken up in thespeeches It was shown that the local chapter had been very successful starting eight years ago with an organization of eight charter members and has grown in the succeeding short period of time to an active membership of 75 mostly young business men of this city and is now oneof the strongest chapters in the largest secondary fraternity in this country During the evening enjoyable music was furnished by the Ed Wolf Novel ty orchestra of this city which played many popular airs several of which LATEST ON FOX CHASE SAME POXAND SAME HOUNDS TO FURNISH HIPPODROME AT SHARPSVILLE The next fox chase is to start from Sharpsville instead of Russiaville However it is to be the same fox the same hound owners and the same hounds The only difference is to be geographical The affair Is to be held in Tipton county instead of Howard and the time set for it is next Wed nesday Late Thursday afternoon when everybody who had been at the Rus siaville chase had abandoned expec tation of ever again beholding the fox that Weldy Baldwin had turned loose Windy Purvis of SHarpsville who was headed for home with his pack of hounds found the fox taking a snooze over Lynn church two and one half miles east of Russiaville picked him up and home After making the ciinturp however Windy gave on that he would put on a chasu from Sharps vine next that he hop ed all the hounds in creation would be there In the meantime it is being quietly suggested that some real naturalist be engaged to examine that fox He sometimes acts suspiciously as if he were a that had been trained for hippodrome purposes send in a dollarin pay ment for the stariips or else return the stamps Naturally the society would much rather have the dollar The money is to be devoted to the j Frank Logan of Frankfort a charter fight against tuberculosis and will be j membcr the Kokomo organization were joined in by the entire gather ing The Phi Delt trio composed of Clarence Devlin Wilfred Moore and Ernest Small sang two selections the means of averting the disease perhaps from the very individual who delays over purchasing the stamps Unless recipients of the stamps ack from a Cass county farmer last night A reward of J25 is offered for the cap ture of the thief or the return of the turkeys THE SANTA CLAUS FUND The standing of the Santa Claus Fund at noon today follows Previously Mr and Mrs J F Julowr Betty McLain Elma Rose Sailors Minnie Dione Kerlin Martha Garrit son Mary Jane Derek Frances Armstrong Ber nice Grant and Mildred A Friend A V L A Mother and Money Found Frances A A A Dorothy McDonald A Chicago A Total This is the ninth report of this Fund It is making gratifying pro gress It is sure to win Oppor tunity awaits you nowledge their receipt the society will anapolis and Miss Johnson of Chi gave two splendid recitations Inter spersed throughout the program were songs by Miss Hutchins and Miss Branham cabaret singers from Indi scheme were carried out it change the whole program would be put tne further expense of send ing them fellowup letters and atten if France builds ten new ships by 1935 it was said by the British spokesman Great Britain and the United States would have to build in porportlon This he added would require the expenditure of a round pounds to keep up in the build ing race The British spokesman declared however that he had no doubt that the committee would be able to work I out this matter and reach a satisfac tory conclusion tion to the request now will save the society the additional postage Suit Arises From Claim Alleging that he sold the defendant a store of which he was the owner in cago a cabaret dancer The singing and dancing was of a high grade hav ing been secured through an Indianap olis theatrical agency The following menu was served Tomato bouillon Celery Olives Wafers Roast young chicken oysterdressing Martinsvilie and as a part of the con Hot rolls sideration the defendant was to pay Mashed potatoes June peas a claim of the McCnll pattern neople 1 Head lettuce Thousand Island dressing O Brlsenden of Indianapolis has sued W7illiam H Eikenberry of Russiaville apple pie a la mode Coffee REPORT OX CONFERENCE Asks Increased Compensation George Hodge well known a few years ago as a hotel chef but who received permanent injuries in the de struction by fire of the Barnett hotel Logansport where he was employed while trying to make his escape from the flames was before the stato in dustrial board this morning which held a hearing in the jury room of the courthouse to ask an increase in com pensation for disability His left foot is in a swollen and hardened condition and Dr W H McCIurg testified that it is growing iworse and that hj is less able to earn a living work requiring him to stand than ever be fore Attorney J L Overson is con ducting his case for which includes the principal sum costs and attorneys fees in a suit the plaintiff alleges was brought Kcv D H shields Will Tell Meeting At Washington The Rev David H Shields of the Main Street Christian church who was a delegate to the Law Enforce ment conference will give an interest the conference at the against him by the McCall people THE WEATHER I I Suit In Attachment S A suit in attachmentbrought by the i R J Haseltine Jewelry against James N Ravi is on trialin the cir j cuil court before Judge W C Overton a sale of diamonds being involved Rain tonight war merineast portloon j The Law Enforcement conference ably turning to snow jwhich was recently In and much colder ton D c was the firgt of Ite kfnd strong south shifting ever held jn the worla and every state to west and northin the represented Many noted men and women were on the program and things of interest to ev west winds Well anyway the Humane society might have kept dawgs from running themselves to death over at Russiaville Wednesday Do not for get friends that this the season of the helping Santa Claus Fund is your opportunity Temperature readings today Noon ery true American were discussed Sues Potlitzer Company Abe L Messing has filed a claim of against the Potlitzer Company for mone yloaned Jump Marshall filed the claim Edward H Pottlltzer files a claim 39 maximum yesterday 46 minimum for the same amount also for money last night 49 loaned PARLIAMENT RATIFIES IRISH TREATY ACCEPTED BY BOTH HOUSES OP DAIJj AGAIN MEETING London Dec the Associa ted houses of the Brit ish parliament ratified the treaty creating the Irish free state by over whelming ma jorities this afternoon After final arguments in favor of ratification presented in the house of commons by Austen Chamberlain the government in the house of lords by Lord Chancellor Birken head both houses voted emphatic re jection ofthe unionist amendments to the kings address from the throne If these amendments had been adop ted it would have had the effect of killing the treaty Dublin Dec By the Associa ted private sessions of the Dail Eireann to consider the Irish peace treaty have been devoted large ly to an attempt to discover some method whereby it can accept the treaty and at the same time not reg ister a defeat for Eamon DeValera and his followers it Is declared In some quarters The principal diffi culty In the way Is said to be DeValera himself The Dail cannot accept or reject the treaty but cannot make fresh one without renewed negotia tions yet parts of the debate in secret session are said to have been concern ed with the details as to how the del egatesmight have secured better terms ELECT NEW OFFICERS UNIFORM RANK K OF P CHOOSE HEADS FOR THE COM ING YEAR At a special meeting of the Uniform Rank Knights of Mon day night the following officers were elected Captain Clyde C Smith first lieutenant R A Peter second lieutenant O E Shroyer treasurer Harry Newlln secretary Blalne Bu chanan The sergeantsand corporals will be selected by the captain and lieutenants The local order of Knights of Pyth ias will go to Russiaville Tuesday even ing December 20 toconfer the first rank at which time the Uniform Rank Will put on a fancy drill Preparations have been completed for the first military ball to be given by the Uniform Rank at Castle hall Monday night December 19 The hall will be tastefully decorated and refresriments willbe served Invita tions have been issued and a great is assured to all who attend GERMAN BEING Allied Reparations Commission Decides To Act On Notice of Inability To Pay COURSE IS NOT INDICATED Three Methods of Meeting Pay ments Considered Possible All Have Drawbacks Paris Dec the Associated reply of the alleged rep arations commission to the note of the German government announcingits Inability to pay the next two repara tions installments will be forwarded to Berlin tonight by special courier The reply was a simple acknowledg ment of Germanys notification of her inability to meet the payments the commission reserving final decision on Germanys request for an extension of the time limit The commission meeting today virt ually agreed that the commission Itself should take definite action on the re quest instead of referring the question to the allied governments It was an nounced that the commission would meet again today Dr Mayer the German ambassador delivered to Premier Brland today a copy of the German reparations note The German embassy announced that Dr Mayers visit was limited to this occasion and that there was no truth in the he had presented a formal demand for delay In the pay ments or for a moratorium Whether the reparations commis sions action will take the form of an other note to Germany or the imme diate transmission to the allied pow ers of a statement of the facts to gether with implied recommendations has not been determined burnt In rep aration circles it is believed the latter course will be followed Majority opinion inthe commission is said to favor submission to the allies of an outline of the only three methods con sidered possible by which Germany could meet the forthcoming payments The first it is pointed out would be for Germany to use the money held by German nationals abroad amounting to about seven billion gold marks To a request of this kind Germany could reply that she was unable to force her nationals to give up this money and the allies would have no recourse The second method would be the use of the gold reserve in the German reichsbank of more than one billion gold marks Reperatlons officials say that while this reserve covers only one per cent of the outstanding paper and therefore is valueless as a guaranty the German people nevertheless derive confidence from It and If the entire reserve were wiped out financial chaos with unlimited potentialities for harm might follow The third method Indicated would be for Germany to buy foreign exchange with her paper marks which method in the view of the experts would be even more disastrous than the second method suggested The experts advocate the inclusion of these three methods in a note to the allies with the statement that these are the only ways open to Ger many for payment of the next two installments and that If In the opinion of the allies failure to resort to one of them would constitute default then Germany should be formally declared in default of her payments Earl O Adams 111 Earl C Adams of 512 Bast Monroe street Western Union operator is con fined to his home with an attack of the WHATS DOING IN AND AROUND KOKOMO TONIGHT Santa Clans Fund open Beta Phi Sigma annual dance Foresters Academy 9 oclock Christmas entertainment for Milk fund benefit Columbian school Shrine club banquet Frances hotel Scoutmasters chop suey feed Smiths Goodie Shop Monroe Township Farmers Associa tion meeting Basketball Kokomo Hi Firsts and Seconds vs Tipton at Tipton American Legion meeting Legion hall K of hall TOMORROW Santa Claus Fund open Directors meeting Howard County Farmers Association County Agent Perdne8 office 10 a m Basketball I R and L at Gas City Dance at Foresters Academy Dance at Woodmen hall If unable to locate your phone PHYSICIANS No 194 If yon want a nurse In a hurry phone NTJRSES REGISTRATION BU or 2911 TO BE PUSHED AT TOP SPEED Every ExService Man In mo Is Being Listed and Tabulated WORKING SYSTEMATICALLY Comprehensive CardIndex List Will Form Basis of Mem bership Drive The work of listing and tabulating every exservice mun in Kokomo pre liminary to the bis citywide American Legion membership drive which opens January WHS started today under the direction of the drive supervisors It is estimated that this work will con sume at least two or three days At the end of that time however the American Legion will Have a card index of the name and address of every exfighter in Kokomo It is this comprehensive list accord ing to Joe Fitzgerald that will form the basis of the membership drive The list of names will be divided according to wards and precincts and a quota will be assigned to the membershipdrive chairman in each ward Under the supervision of the warddrive chair man a squad of American Legion members will make a personal call on every exservics man in each precinct with instructions to get the former warriors name on the dotted line A special meeting of the American Legion has been called for tonight at oclock in the Legion hall on tha west side of the square in order to take up further details of the blgr mem berslhip drive All Legion members are urged to be on hand for tonights meet ing as the ward committees will be assigned at that time A new feature of the membership drive which has not been disclosed heretofore Is that of the deferred pay ment plan If an exservice man is not in a position to pay the entire mem bership dues of three dollars and a half when he joins the organization he will be allowed to make an Initial payment of one dollar an da half paying the balance in two monthly Installments The purpose of the deferred payment plan is to give every man an opportun ity to join the American Legion and enjoy Its benefits and privileges even if he does not have the money to pay for his membership at one time Interest and enthusiasm over the big membership drive are growing from day to day according to reports from more than a score of Legion men Numerous applications for membership are being received from men who never before evinced a desire to join the or ganization Im going into the American Legion just aa soon as I can jet my applica tion filled emphatically declared one former fighting man who was in France for eighteen months I am not much of a hand for these difficult lodges and organizations but I think any outfit that is doing for the ex service men what the American Legion is most certainly deserves my support and the support of all of us fellows who wore the uniform Looks to me like when we join the American Legion wa help our wounded buddies and our selves as welL Fred S Zuerl field man of the TTnlted States Veterans Bureau who was in Kokomo yesterday took occasion to pour a little hot shot into those local lawyers who are accepting fees from disabled exservice men for assisting them in making out their and claims for compensation If certain lawyers would play fair with the exservice declared Fred S Zuerl They would inform them that it is my job to make out their affidavits claims and all papers concerning compensation and Vocation al being awarded to the dis abled veterans instead of commanding fees for doing such work Several instances in which have been taxing former soldiers for such little dues have come to my at said Mr desire to make it known that it is my full and only duty to look after such claims for the soldiers free of Mr Zuerl called on C B Vance com mander of the American Legion post while in the city yesterday and left as surance that the Veterans bureau was at the full disposal of the exsoldiers and American Legion members Be asked that the post advertise his vWits to the local Ded Cross headquarters and requested that they advise all com plaining veterans to consult with him He promised that on his next trip to Kokomo two weeks from yesterday he would stay for three or four days in order to see every service man In the county who thought he hadJust claim to compensatipn Several complaints of poor service in the matter of filing compensation claims were reported to the American Its officers took steps to call the attention of the federal board to the facts Mr Zuerl was directed to In vestigate the cases He declared yes terday that if the veterans would get his personal advice and instructions they would have no kick coming for It is the business of the Veterans bureau to handle the claims Com mander Vance promised the support of the Legion Mr Zuerl said he would give notice next visit to Kokomo About a dozen exservice men con suited him yesterday at the Chamber of Commerce office Qneof the big jobs of the American Legion is to see that all of our dis abled comrades receive a square deal from the government forwhich they ;