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Indianapolis Times (Newspaper) - April 18, 1930, Indianapolis, Indiana Volume 41number 293 Young Bride witness in Bandit trial banana kid suspect with her when alleged hold ups occurred she says. Romance is related 21-year-old girl wedded Hunt four Days before mate was jailed. A pensive Bride of almost four months mrs. Katherine Hunt took the witness stand today to Tell a criminal court jury that her Hus band Kenneth Hunt styled by police As the banana kid was with her on at least two occasions when he was accused of holding up a grocer and a taxi Driver. Unperturbed by rapid fire questions of prosecutors the 21-year-old girl calmly faced jurors to narrate a Romance of two months culminating Jan. 27 with a marriage Cere Mony performed in private four Days before her husband was jailed on charges of Auto banditry and robbery. State closes Case the defense opened its Case shortly before noon calling mrs. Hunt As the first witness. This followed closing of the state s Case which included testimony of numerous witnesses that Hunt is the Bandit who perpetrated several sensational taxi holdups boasting of his reputation As the banana kid. Among states witnesses called today to reiterate positive identification of Hunt As a Bandit were Morris Olshan grocery operator at 1802 Howard Street and Dallas Dean cab Driver both of whom say they were victims of Hunt on Jan. 4. Raymond Colston 34. 2629 Brook Side Avenue taxi Driver and victim of Hunt proved a Strong witness for the state insisting he would know Hunt s face among a million. He testified Hunt relieved him of his cab and purse last january in a Rural robbery. Firing two shots at Colston As the latter hailed a pass ing Auto. The shots went wild col Ston said. Accuses Hunts wife Deputy prosecutor aul Rhoadarmer Laid startling evidence before the jury today in testimony of Morris Olshan that Olshan had been approached by Hunts Youthful wife on two occasions to be lenient. His wife offered to pay Back All the loot if i would lose my memory when i took the witness stand a Olshan charged. The afternoon session of court is expected to end by submission of the Case to the jury for verdict. Special judge Alvah Rucker ordered noon convening of the Case at 1 30 to Complete evidence before evening adjournment. Faces swindle charge Man weighing 350 pounds is being returned to California. By United fress Pittsburgh. Pa., april 18. William a. Coleman the largest prisoner Ever lodged in a Central police station cell was on his Way to the Pacific coast today to answer charges of swindling $5,400 from californians. Coleman who weighs 350 pounds is in the custody of Charles h. Kelly. Pasadena superintendent of police who weighs slightly More than 150 pounds. Mayor Gols to Church Sullivan takes time off from Job for Good Friday. Mayor Reginald h. Sullivan cast off the duties of the Cit yes chief executive today from 12 to 3 p. M. To attend Good Friday services at fit. Paulus episcopal Church of which he is a devout member. Good Friday is the most sacred Day of the year in the episcopal Church. Sullivan granted Permis Sion for All employees to attend Church on notification of depart ment Heads. Engette error shown probate judge candidate mistaken on Iglehart s position. In a Public address by John f. Engelke candidate for the Republican nomination for probate judge he asserted that Eugene h. Iglehart. Formerly co receiver for the j. F. Wild Bank now is vice president of the Fletcher savings and Trust company. Iglehart is not nor has he Ever been connected with the Bank. Artist weds again Norman Rockwell recently divorced. Marries. By United Trees Alhambra. Cal. April 18. With anew wife who also will be a Model Norman Rockwell Maga Zine Illustrator was on his Way to new York today. The Bride formerly miss Mary Rhoades Barstow is a grand Niece of the late judge Elbert h. Gary. Ninety three Days ago the Illus Trator was divorced by Irene Rock Well in Reno because he was too much absorbed in his Art. Six doctors probe death in infirmary physicians Are placed in charge of it. Wayne scandal quiz. To United press it. Wayne. Ind., april 17.a it. Wayne physician one of a group of six selected to investigate the death of Thomas Lakey 66, whose mutilated body was found in the Allen county infirmary wednesday unofficially said the disfigurement appeared to have been caused by gnawing or biting. At the same time w. Homer Young superintendent of the institution where Lakey was an inmate when he died charged that the affair was a Frame up against him in the fight to remove him As infirmary head. He gave prosecutor Walter e. Helmke a pair of wire clippers Bear ing stains w hich the superintendent said might have been used to Muti late the body. He said the stains might be blood and not rust. Early reports of the findings of the investigating physicians How Ever placed Little credence in the Clipper theory. The doctors were to re open the cuts on the mans face to determine if possible the manner in it hich they had been inflicted. Young told an undertaker s assistant thursday that he thought the body had been attacked by rats. Lakey had been in the infirmary for two weeks said to be mentally unbalanced. He was waiting commitment to the East Haven Asylum for the insane at Richmond. Although officially removed by action of the commissioners Young retained his Post pending outcome of his Appeal. Special judge Jesse c. Sutton Decatur. Has heard All the evidence in the Case and was expected to give his verdict today. Giant merger near Sears Roebuck Rumor is confirmed by chief. Bit United press Philadelphia. April 18.less ing j. Rosenwald vice president in charge of the local Sears Roebuck interests today practically con firmed reports of a merger of Sears Roebuck & cos. And Montgomery Ward & cos., the two largest mail order houses in the country. The report As far As i Knowis substantially Correct Rosenwald said. But it is entirely unofficial As the matter has not been brought before the Board of directors. Author liquor victim by i nit la press Cleveland 0., april 18.hansdilling, 38, said to have been an author and playwright of some recognition was found dead in his room at a hotel Here thursday night. The manuscript of an unfinished play witha norwegian setting was found in the hotel room. Police ascribed death to acute alcoholism. Hints Hoover doubt roused on dry Laws wet chiefs belief that president weakens is aired in hearing. Vote drives bared Congress is backing away from prohibition View of Curran. By Nathan Robertson United press staff correspondent Washington april 18offi vials of the association against the prohibition amendment believe the tide of Public opinion against the eighteenth amendment can not be stopped and that president Hoover is beginning to doubt whether prohibition can be enforced the sen ate lobby commit tee Learned today in its investigation into lobbying by wet and dry organizations. Reference to the presidents opinion was contained in a letter written by William h. Stayton chairman of the Board of the wet association. Stayton wrote Charles s. Wood a vice president of the association that he believed or. Hoover wants to take plenty of time to consider it but he is being abused a Little too much about his attitude to Ward the dry Law. Congress not indication Henry h. Curran president of the association again told the commit tee today the dry Congress does not reflect the country is attitude toward prohibition. He said the government is Back ing away from it and cited two enforcement measures which have been held up in Congress this ses Sion. He said both would have gone through in other years. Questioned on stand Curran was questioned at length about his organizations activity in campaigns in 1928. Senator Walsh dem., Mont said the list showed the association had supported fifty six candidates for the House and spent $17,500. Curran said the association had contributed to Only two senatorial campaigns supporting former sen Ator Bruce dem., my and Hunt in Ohio. The association succeeded in electing Only three new members of Congress Walsh declared Nam ing Pittinger Minn Igoe iii and Whitely n. A. He said the association candidates were successful in Only fourteen out of fifty one elections and that eleven of these candidates merely were being re elected. Barbers Parley or Headquarters site City plan group approves Purchase of Delaware property plans for the Journeyman bar Bersy International Union of Amer Ica Headquarters building at 1141 North Delaware Street were advanced today with the approval thursday by the City plan commis Sion following a Public hearing. The Union is negotiating for the property with mrs. Robert Geddes. Leo m. Rappaport attorney represented the Union before the plan body. Halliburton plans hop explorer author intends to Fly from new York to Arabia. By United press Hollywood april 18.richard Halliburton Young explorer and author of travel tales is planning an air plane flight from new York to Arabia via Paris he said today. Suspects Are branded As loan Sharks extracted As High As 240 per cent interest Stark says. Search of the office records of three alleged loan Sharks jailed thursday on us Ury charges to unearth additional evidence in what is termed a wage purchasing scheme was started today by prosecutor Judson l. Stark. With the arrest of three men As operators of three local downtown loan companies ledgers papers customer lists and Prospect lists have been confiscated and will be used to show that the concerns said to be operated jointly extracted As High As 240 per cent interest from clients Stark said. Warrants have been issued for the arrest of three Louisville by loan office operators whose names were listed in file affidavits filed thurs Day in criminal court by Deputy prosecutor Harry Gause. Trio held by police those under arrest Are Amos g. Haines 623 North Temple Avenue manager of the Capitol trading company 46 North Pennsylvania Street Jesse a. Haines 2189 station Street manager of the Indianapolis Branch of the Union trading com Pany 46 North Pennsylvania Street and Hansford e. Pool 325 North Oakland Avenue manager of the local Branch of Marshall & cos., 23 North Pennsylvania Street. Warrants were issued against j. P. Hanson Atlanta ga., operator of the Capitol company and l. B. Mcdonald and p. C. Mathes both of Louisville operators of the Union company. Secret and extensive probe into the activities of the concerns has been conducted in the past six weeks. Stark said and repeated warning ousting the concerns from the City have been disregarded. The probe was conducted by detectives attaches of the better business Bureau Stark and Gause slated at the City prison late thursday the three defendants found Bondsmen awaiting them and were released on bail of is too each. Pledged future earnings Stark urged victims of the alleged scheme to co operate by turning in their contracts As part of the Chain of states evidence. Affidavits against Haines Hanson and Pool were signed by Vernon Enders 214 West Twenty first Street and James a. Branam 205 South Oriental Street signed Bills against Jess Haines Mcdonald and Mathes. Both obtained Loans rang ing from $25 to s4o in amount averting they paid interest at the rate of 240 per cent. Indiana stat Ute fixes the Legal rate at 8 per cent. Plans used by the agencies revealed that a prospective client pledged future earnings for a Given period in return for a loan. Such a rate of interest As these companies have been charging is clearly illegal and void Stark declared and i offer free Legal serv ice to any person who does not wish to carry out the terms of his contract. Weather fair cider Frost possible in Low places to night is forecast. Fair weather but with decline in temperature that May bring Frost to Low places tonight was forecast today by the United states weather Bureau Here. Lower temperatures probably will prevail Over the week end the weather Bureau reported indicated. Crusoe goes to jail and if that Isnit enough Robinson starts his term on Friday. By United press Beverly mass., april Day which appropriately enough is Friday found Robinson Crusoe of Kansas City mo., starting a ninety Day sentence at the state farm. He was arrested Here yesterday on a vagrancy charge. Couple killed in Auto by United press Gary ind., april 18.a Man and his wife were killed at a rail Road crossing Here today when he drove his automobile past a truck halted at the crossing by an elec tric warning signal into the path of a fast freight train. The Auto was thrown against a Concrete Post killing George c. Jackson Canton 0., and fatally injuring his wife. She died in route to a Hospital. Hourly temperatures 6 a. M 54 10 a. M 59 7 a. M 55 11 a. M 57 8 a. M 57 12 noon 56 9 a. M 58 1 p. A. 54 major is indicted army Man charged with murder of wife. By United press Topeka Kan., april Jor Charles a. Shepard of the army medical corps was indicted on a first degree murder charge returned by a Federal grand jury Here today after it investigated the death of so Epards wife in it. Riley Kan. Last june. Shepard now held in Denver where he served on the staff of Fitzsimmons Hospital probably will be tried in Federal court at Kansas City. Kan., next december. His Bond was fixed at $20,000. Insured victims of thugs found alive $30,000 fraud plot suspected in disappearance of Salesman. By United press Paris tenn., april 18.a $30,000 insurance fraud plot was believed revealed Here today following the finding of Samuel t. Hollowell Magazine Salesman previously thought to have been shot to death and thrown into the Arkansas River by three youths. After the disappearance of Hollo Well a month ago insurance companies traced him. When found Here thursday night he told a sensational Story of being slugged kid naked and taken to new Mexico bad lands where he said he escaped from his captors. Order lease probe Senate to quiz charges of Post office frauds. By unit d press Washington april investigation of All Post Offlee leases was ordered by the Senate today. The Senate approved without a single objection the Blaine Resolution authorizing creation of a senatorial committee of five members to make the investigation. The investigation was ordered As a result of charges by senator Blaine rep wis of fraud and corruption in the leasing of 1,200 pos offices All Over the country. Steal roofs they steal the roofs from Over your Heads a a was the complaint of Ralph r. Reeder roofing contractor 2401 Cor Nell Avenue to police today. Reeder reported thieves seem to be following his workmen and that the thieves steal cop per roofing off new houses be fore they can be completed. Thursday night $35 Worth of Copper roofing was taken off anew House on Hampton drive he reported and he listed Copper roofing thefts totalling More than s3oo during the last several weeks. Heres Chance to vote on dry Law the vote in the times prohibition poll conducted As a Check on the literary digest poll in this City was almost at the 2,000 Mark at noon today. The totals follow enforcement 146 modification 273 repeal. 1.588. Every one in Indianapolis who is qualified is asked to Mark one of the coupons being printed in the times. Write your name and address plainly state whether male or female and bring or mail your ballot to the times vote editor. A ballot Box has been placed in the times office first floor for your convenience. You Are asked to sign your ballot to prevent duplication in the voting. Every precaution is being taken to eliminate repeaters by careful checking of All votes. Vote and Check digest poll vote for one Only 1 do you favor the continuance and strict enforcement of the eighteenth amendment and volstead Law 2 do you favor a modification of the volstead Law to permit Light wines and Beers 3 do you favor a repeal of the prohibition amendment name address Street City male female g. This Cuppon will be published so one week Complete wire of United press the greatest world wide news service the Indianapolis times fair tonight and saturday cooler tonight with probably Frost. Indianapolis Friday april 18, 1930 entered As second class matter at Post office Indianapolis two cents Home outside Marlon county 3 cents moral be Rich Only 11 cents he a hold up Man a claimed As he slugged William Payne negro 2046 Martindale Avenue and 1 knocked Payne off his Wagon at twentieth and Bellefontaine streets thursday night. The Holdup Man asked Payne for a ride at sixteenth and Illinois streets. When a Lone Lier spot was reached he demanded Paynes Money and knocked him off the Wagon. Payne suffered a severe Cut on his head. Convicted in sweethearts mate killing former Star football player murdered husband of boyhood love. Self defense claimed Young widow turns against High school idol at trial for killing. By United press , ark., april 18. John p. Barber 22, former High school football Star was found guilty Here today on a charge of murdering Maurice Osborne Hus band of Barbers boyhood Sweet heart. Osborne was shot to death when he returned Home the night of july 1, 1929, and found his Young wife with Barber. The athlete told the jurors he shot and killed Osborne in self defense. Osborne was the Rich husband of Norma Osborne 20, who admitted she was the football players Sweet heart in their High school Days. The prosecution attempted to prove the infatuation Between Young Barber and mrs. Osborne continued after she was married. It was charged the slaying was furtherance of a scheme to resume their earlier love affair. Most popular in school testimony disclosed the couple was the most popular in the Bates Ville High school and gossip predicted the handsomest Man would marry the most popular girl. Instead Osborne who inherited a prosperous business at Cord ark., married her. Osborne was slain last june after the Young people had attended a picnic. The Young football player Testi fied he opened the door to the Osborne Home the evening after the picnic to find the Young husband standing with a revolver in his hand. Denies any love affairs i asked him what he meant Barber said. He replied he in tended to kill me. We scuffled and the gun was discharged. He turned As if to pick up another gun and i shot him twice More. Barber denied he had Ever had a love affair in his life. Mrs. Osborne sentenced to nine years in the Penitentiary for her part in the death of her husband turned against her former Sweet heart and testified for the prose cution. She said he overpowered her and persuaded her to consent to the killing. Scores d. A. R. Stand possessor of Thayer Brown millions hands in resignation. By United press West Orange n. J., april 18. Mrs. William Thayer Brown an influential member of the Daugh ters of the american revolution and possessor of the Thayer Brown mil Lions today revealed she had sent a Telegram to the president general of the d. A. R. Announcing her res ignation from the organization be cause she disagreed with its Atti tude toward reduction of Arma ments and the world court. Ask immigration ban petition asks mexican government to prevent coming to u. S. By United press Mexico City april 18.a petition from mexican societies of los Angeles to president Ortiz Rubio asking that the mexican govern ment to restrict immigration to the United states was published Here today. The petition said there is not sufficient employment available in the United states. Cleaning up dirty thieves will be clean ones if they use the loot taken thursday night from the Joseph Pickrell grocery 128 South Traub Avenue. Pickrell reported to police today that the Large portion of $25 Worth of articles taken from his store by burglars was soap. Torch killer pays with chair death by United press Trenton n. J., april 18. Henry Colin Campbell 60, who Biga Mously married mrs. Mildred Mowry and then burned her body scarcely six months after he had met her through a matrimonial Agency was executed thursday night in the electric chair at the state prison Here. At the same time a physician was pronouncing Campbell dead his widow mrs. Rosalea Maccready Campbell was in route to her Home in Elizabeth n. J., to her three children after a last half hour with the Hus band she had defended throughout. It was his desire to get is too from mrs. Mowry that caused him to marry her. On the night of feb. 22, 1929, near Cranford he shot her with a pistol Laid her body beside the Road and poured gasoline Over it. Sea Ting fire to the body Camp Bell drove away. Lull Ali / s x Tel syr us ships Henry Colin Campbell Bandit kills self to Avert capture escaped convict ends own life downtown when cops win Chase. Choosing death rather than Cap Ture and return to prison from which he escaped last August Colon Bearup. 23, shot himself in the head As police closed in on him in front of 113 South Illinois Street thursday night. Identified through Finger prints by Albert g. Perrott of the City police Early today bears pcs body also was identified at the Patter son morgue fifteenth and Illinois streets As that of the if edit who held up three filling station attendants thursday afternoon and night. Patrolman gives Chase with two successful holdups accomplished the Youthful Bandit came to grief at the Standard fill ing station at Senate and Kentucky avenues shortly before 8 thursday night. He took la from Charles Hunter 21, attendant r. R. 3, Box 343, and locked Hunter into a lava tory. Hunter from the lavatory win Dow cried out to a Motorist filling his tires with air at the station As the Bandit left. The Motorist patrolman Dan Scanlon off duty and in Plain clothes gave Chase in his automobile. Death comes instantly patrolmen Patrick Moriarty and William Pettijohn joining Scanlon closed in on the fleeing Bandit at Illinois and Georgia Street. One patrolman fired a shot in the air to halt the youth not daring to fire at the fugitive because of the crowds on the Street. The youth Drew a revolver and turned toward the officers but they did not halt. It was then seeing escape impossible that the youth placed the revolver muzzle against his right Temple and fired dying instantly. From Finger prints the body was identified Early today As that of Bearup who escaped from the Michigan state reformatory aug. 5, 1929. Bearup was sent to the reformatory aug. 5, 1926, on larceny charges. Identified As Bandit the bandits body was identified As that of the Man who held up Thomas Boylan 26. Of 456 North Berwick Avenue great Western fill ing station attendant at 3400 West Washington Street thursday after noon escaping with $25, and also As the Bandit who took $35 from Cleo Sherrow 3044 English Avenue pure Oil station attendant at Kentucky Avenue and West Street Early thurs Day night. Editors dry Aid asked Wickersham pleads for exercise of prohibition influence. By United press Washington. April 18. George a Wickersham chairman of president hoovers Law enforce ment commission appealed to the country is newspaper editors today to exercise their influence for Obser Vance of the prohibition Law. Wickersham addressing the american society of newspaper editors declared those abetting Vio lation of the eighteenth amendment Are inviting revolution and promoting anarchy. Jailer jailed by United press Rushville ind., april 13. The Rushville City jail empty these Many months was occupied again today by the Jailer de Beatty charged with bootlegging. Sheriff Claude Thompson raided the jail a few hours earlier and found a quart of liquor in one of the vacant cells and a gallon in the House of Jailer Beatty nearby. The Jailer was placed in his jail until he could raise Bond of shoo. Face deadlock in Utility Case jurisdiction is denied in merger motion. Prospect for a deadlock on com missioner Howell Ellis order on the i $75,000,000 Insull utilities merger loomed As the Public service com Mission went into session this after i noon. I the order As written by Ellis is said to turn Down the merger Peti tion on the evidence. Deadlock May result from the question of jurisdiction. Commissioner Calvin Mclntosh announced this morning that has prepared a motion to dismiss the merger because of Lack of Juris diction based on the opinion he received from attorney general James m. Ogden. The opinion received before the merger hearings cites the Shively Spencer Law showing that the com Mission can not Sanction mergers involving unlike utilities in differing localities. With adoption either of the Mcintosh motion or approval of the Ellis order the merger will be de Nied. Wins poster prize tech High Pupil is first in c. Of c. Contest. Charles Glore 132 South Emer son Avenue Arsenal technical High school Pupil today was awarded first prize in the clean up paint up pos ter contest sponsored by the Cham Ber of Commerce. The clean up Campaign is from monday until May 3. Other prize winners Are second Bert Riegel 414 Parker Avenue technical third Norman Gill 521 Bernard Avenue Shortridge Pupil fourth Jean Mchatton 5631 Lowell Avenue and fifth Eloise Riley 121 Spencer Avenue technical pupils. Final arrangements for the Campaign Are being made today by members of the chamber fire prevention committee. Julian Wetzel school commissioner will judge essays written by pupils in upper grades of Public parochial and Pri vate schools. Hayes body strike ends in wage act Sheet Metal workers Back at jobs picketed is held by cops. increase granted employees Praise officials for spirit of fairness in Parley. Sheet Metal workers were Back on their jobs at the Hayes body corporation 1301 West Morris Street this morning the wage disagreement which precipitated their strike a week ago having been settled amicably late thursday. Although some 200 of the other 900 employees of the Plant had been Laid off temporarily because of the interrupted production they will re turn to their old jobs As rapidly As the production schedule is restored. The Plant should be in full opera tion monday officials said. Decision of the strikers to return to work was reached thursday afternoon after 125 of them heard wage adjustment proposals explained by e. Connolly vice president and Frank Turk Plant superintendent at the Plant. U. S. Official conciliator the officials and a strikers com Mittee including w. R. Deubner c. H. Bennett and w. R. Elliott had been brought together by Harry Dynes United states labor depart ment conciliator. Under conditions which provoked the strike Sheet Metal workers pay averaged about 50 cents an hour with Day wages ranging from $2.75 to $5.40, Deubner asserted. We returned to work under Promise of being Able to make 90 cents an hour or better Deubner said today and we should be Able to earn around $9 a Day on the five and one half Day week. Connolly today said the men had expressed willingness to accept the new piece work basis if their pay averaged 80 cents an hour or bet ter. He asserted Only thirty five or forty men had gone on the strike affecting temporarily the jobs of some 200 others. The Sheet Metal workers com mended Connelly and Turk for their spirit of fairness in the negotiations and praised Dynes for negotiating conferences which resulted in the settlement. Picketed is arrested when Theodore Luesse 315 san Ders Street discharged from the company is paint shop four weeks ago picketed the Plant this morn ing trying to persuade workers not to return to their jobs he was arrested by patrolman Orville Hudson charged with violating the picketing ordinance. Search of his pockets revealed a Booklet entitled dont tread on me detailing aggressive labor tac tics police asserted. The Sheet Metal workers took no Steps toward affiliation with the american federation of labor or with the labor Union Unity league whose two representatives Here thursday were labelled reds j hooked up with the communist party by Fred s. Galloway 4121 Rockville Road Long Active in sup port of the federation of labor. Answering Galloway today the two o Unity league organizers n. Kerr of Chicago and Pete Chapa of Pittsburgh declared their Organiza tion is merely anew Trade Union opposed to the american federation of labor. Burglar poses As modern Robin Hood Sjoo too theft suspect tells police he divided loot with poor. By United press Newton mass., april 18.the somber records of the Newton police department or Ere enlivened to Day by the Story of an alleged Bur Glar who pictured himself As a ern Robin Hood. Fred g. Hughes 47, who gave his address As hotel Sherman Chicago and who was arrested wednesday night in connection with the theft of $.00,00 in jewelry told police his activities As a burglar had extended into every one of the forty eight states. He claimed however that seme of the Money realized from the Sale of stolen goods had been distributed among poor children and Down and outer. Author nearly Blind visits famous Swiss specialist in Effort to save eyesight. By United press Paris april 18.James Joyce author of the widely banned ulysees has left Paris amid the greatest secrecy to consult a famous Swiss surgeon in a last Effort to escape blindness. Before Joyce left he completed final corrections on his newest work Haveth Childer completion of the volume was a race against time and friends of the famous irishman have watched him for months in fear that his eyes would fail completely at any moment

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