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Indianapolis Times (Newspaper) - August 30, 1927, Indianapolis, Indiana Sii Linig Cripps Howard Complete wire reports of United press the greatest world wide news service the Indianapolis times generally fair tonight and wednesday much change in temperature. Volume 39number 96 entered a second class matter at Poa Toffice Indianapolis two cents Home county 8 cents outside Marion half funded Ace to Pilot Levine plane monoplane Columbia taken to Cranwell air dome for Atlantic flight. I plans take off soon Hinchliffe Tiosen to guide Craft to new York for � Mer British flier. 2?. United pres Cranwell air dome eng land aug. 30.the Bellanca Mono plane Columbia which is to Sta from this Field on a non Stop flight to new York arrived at 6 15 p. Today from Croydon. Capt. Walter Hinchcliffe Pilot Jand Charles a. Levine owner were aboard. The men returned to Lon Don in another plane leaving the Columbia Here. Pilot is selected Croydon Airport England aug. 30.Charles a. Leviness Bel Lanca monoplane Columbia left Here today for Cranwell whence the Start on the proposed return flight across the Atlantic is to be made. Capt. Walter r. C. Hinchliffe English Pilot appointed by Levine and the planets owner were in the Craft. Cranwell Field is in Lincoln Shire. Levine selected a half blinded Man to Pilot the Bella la Mono plane Columbia on its return flight across the Atlantic to new York. Hinchcliffe lost an Eye in an air fight during the War. He is one of Bri taints Foremost filers. Levine said the plane May Start tomorrow for Long Island. The Date however is still indefinite. Hinchcliffe is praised an attempt will be made later to recapture the endurance record which the Columbia held until Sev eral weeks ago Levine said. The Blane is capable of sixty five hours vying he said. He praised Hinchliffe who he said has flown probably the great est number of any Avia tor in the world i believe about 9,000 hours. Hinchliffe is a War Ace and senior Pilot for Imperial airways. Arrangements have been made by Levine to equip the Columbia with a wireless set and a British com pass. I flew from Paris without a Compass he said and steered by Confidence. Nine tenths of flying is merely having Confidence in your self. % offered $50,000 for plane i have been planning this trans Atlantic flight for several months. I announced before i left new York that the Columbia would make a round trip and i Aih determined to make it. An woman offered me $50,000 for the Columbia. But its not for Sale. Its my baby. How Ever i offered to build the woman another one like it. Upon his arrival Here yesterday from Paris Levine said he intended to Pilot the Columbia Back across the Atlantic by himself. The probability that Captain Hinchliffe would be Given first Choice among the applicants was first discovered by capt. A. F. Muff in an interview. Tells of leaving Paris after witnessing leviness Landing on Croydon Field a Landing which might have wrecked Many another Captain Muir rushed to be toe and said thatus a wonderful Nachine you go there. Ill take my to America now. How about it i do that Levine re plied because Ive arranged with Captain Hinchliffe to take me Mcross the Atlantic. Levine issued a statement in which he gave his reasons for his sudden and spectacular departure from Paris. While in France every possible obstacle was put in the Way of the proposed flight he said. Whether or not it was because the French resented our going to Germany first i do not know but everything i did in France was subject to con Festant criticism in the newspapers and elsewhere. Frequently i was misrepresented. Finally i could see no other Way put except to bring the air plane to England and Start from Here. Pay French aviator the reason i hopped to London Levine added was because Drouin refused to Start for new York al though the weather was o. K. I will him his 100,000 francs. So he has no kick coming. French aviators paid United press v Paris aug. 30.Charles a. Be Ali jews business difficulties with French aviators were amicably adjusted today the United press was informed by Charles c. Lockwood of new York who acted As spokes Man for the Bellanca monoplane owner. Mrs. Levine said Lockwood met Maurice Drouin and his Mechanic Mathis and paid them 80,000 Andrio too francs respectively. Drouin Lockwood explained already had received about 20,000 francs of tha 100,000 for which his contract to Fly the Columbia called Indianapolis tuesday aug. 30, 1027 cars Zig Zag crazily in rail crash Noel tells his Story to grand jury attorney for my cry when he was in financial tangle is called. Robinson to appear former purchasing agent of. State will be summoned As witness. James w. Noel attorney for for Mer governor Warren t. Mccray in his financial difficulties which led to his sentence to Federal prison and Boyd Gurley editor of the Indianapolis times were the Only witnesses before the Marion county grand jury in a Brief session today. Appearance of Noel led to belief that the jury continued its investigation of the times charge that de Jackson when Secretary of state offered Mccray Sio too for attorney fees and a guarantee that no jury would convict him if he would name As prosecutor of Marion county a Man whom the re publican organization recommended. Quizzed briefly Noel was in the jury room seven teen minutes and the editor of the times Only a few minutes. The jury conferred for a time special prosecutor Emsley w. Johnson went to the Law Library and took some books to the jury room and soon thereafter the jury adjourned until wednesday. Deputy prosecutor William h. Sheaffer announced that prosecutor William h. Remy will return from Lake Lawasee where he has been recuperating All this month wednesday or thursday. It was expected that Fred Robin son state purchasing agent under Mccray would be called before the jury when it resumes work wednes Day. Second offer bared Noel according to another copy righted Story which the times prints today was approached a d. C. Stephenson accompanied by Robert i. Marsh Jacksons Law part Ner. With the same proposition to be submit and to Mccray after Mccray emphatically had refused the Jack son offer. The jury planned vigorously to push the inquiry into alleged political corruption. A partial report May be made within a few Days it is expected but it was indicated that the jury is far from through with its investigation. At a late session which began at 4 p. Monday the jury inter viewed l. G. Julian former Busi Ness associate of Stephenson and miss Mildred Meade former confidante of Stephenson both of whom have been before former grand juries several times. Julian and miss Meade Are under stood to have been questioned about other phases of Stephenson so than the Mccray Jackson incident. Press Parley ends delegates from 38 nations leaving Geneva. Detailed Story on Page 7 by United press Geneva aug. 30.delegates to the first International press con Ference convened under auspices of the league of nations Weie scattering today after a session at which the assembled journalists discussed theft problems. Lord Bucht a conference presi Dent in his closing address said that it had been the most important press conference in world history bringing together sixty three delegates and thirty five experts from thirty eight countries. More important resolutions adopted by the. Conference included asking lower press rate communication coding of press dispatches priority for news dispatches est laity of treatment for All newspapers agencies and journalists in distribution and transmission of official news abolition of governmental news censorship if possible Mea sures for suppressing publication of exaggerated news calculated to peril world peace and a number of others asking Protection and other privileges for journalists. Lions four born at la Porte with naughty names fed by Church Booth. 0 Jim 1927, Nea service inc two persons were killed and several More injured when the Broadway limited crack Pennsylvania flyer was derailed near Altoona pa.,. Monday. This shows the Zig Zag position of the cars after the crash with details from a wrecking train working to restore order and Clear the track. Chance seen fore Fern could Drift for week at sea backers say. By United press Brunswick ga., aug. 30.1f Paul Redfern made a successful Ocean Landing Between Here and Brazil and has not since been hit by a Squall chances Are that he still afloat and comparatively comfortable members of his flight committee believed today. Redfern left Here thursday in an attempt to Fly to Rio de Janeiro. His wife assured friends she Felt the search ordered by the govern ment would prove successful. Redfern if forced Down at sea would be Able to Drift on his collapsible pneumatic raft or on the floating plane for a week at least friends said. Mrs. Thornton Dies wife of assistant school superintendent is taken. Mrs. Mable e. Thornton wife of j. F. Thornton 5011 Central ave., assistant superintendent of Indian Apolis schools died today at Metho dist Hospital. Death followed a Long illness and was caused by an usual disease affecting the White corpuscles of the blood Only one or two cases of which have been recorded in this country attending physicians paid. Funeral services will be held at the Home thursday morning with the Rev. O. W. Fifer District meth Odist superintendent in charge. Mrs. Thornton was a member of the first congregational Church. She was bom in Canada in 1863. She was married in 1892 at Bedford ind., where her parents had moved. She has been a resident of Indianapolis since 1901. The husband and Jerree children Maurice Esther and Helen survive. 18 killed in Barracks 32 italian soldiers injured when building collapses. By United press leghorn Italy aug. 30. Eighteen soldiers were killed and thirty two were injured when two floors collapsed in an infantry bar Racks Here last nighty a number of the injured May die. Whitewash for Duvall is opposed councilman Robert e. Spring Steen today consulted attorneys As to advisability of attempting to carry on the fight for impeachment of mayor John l. Duvall and City controller William c. Buser. Springsteen a Democrat was the Only member of the special Council committee considering the impeach ment Resolution who voted to carry on when the matter came up Mon Day night. The Democrat May submit a minority report at the Hext Council meeting if he is advised such move would be practicable. Four vote to kill president Claude e. Negley or. Austin Todd Millard w. Ferguson and o. Ray Albertson were the com Mittee members who voted to kill the impeachment. The quartet signed a report Sta Ting that they opposed the impeach ment because the mayor and con troller already Are under affidavits in criminal court making substantially the same charges As contained in the impeachment papers. Springsteen set out his Contention in this statement there has been a great Deal of unfavourable talk at Home and Over the country about the affairs of the City of Indianapolis As conducted by the present administration. Should probe charges if there is truth in what is said and apparently aft nost universally believed impeachment is the proper remedy for the citizens. The facts could be determined by the investigation which has been commenced. If the specific charges preferred Are not True the friends of or. Duvall should insist upon an investigation and Welcome the oppor knot Only to compel proof Oft Arges but also to demonstrate by proof in his behalf that he has been maligned. Explain dropping train big four chiefs Confer with state chiefs on Greensberg service. Big four officials will Confer with Public service commission members today in the office of Frank t. Singleton commission chairman on discontinuance of passenger service Between Columbus and Greensburg. The commission had been in formed that the service was dropped without application to the Public service commission. Greetings for Mccray ready friends plan Welcome expecting parole wednesday. By United press Washington aug. apartment of Justice authorities said this afternoon they expected attorney general Sargent to re turn to Washington from his vacation before night and they anticipated 1 he would act within Twenty four hours on the question of the Mccray parole. Friends of former governor War Ren t. Mccray today prepared to Welcome him Back to Indiana thursday although his parole from Federal prison expected wednes Day has not been signed by attorney general John Sargent in washing ton. William p. Evans son in Law of Mccray departed late monday for Atlanta to accompany him Home As soon As he is released. Washington dispatches indicate that there is no opposition to the parole for which Mccray is eligible wednesday since he will have served one third of Iris ten year term for using the mails in a scheme to defraud and that nothing but the formality of Sargents signature stands in the Way. Sargent is expected Back in Washington from Vermont where his wife is ill late today or wednesday. Sargents assistants have placed the Mccray Case upon his desk for immediate action when the actor returns. Cal to give parties official receptions not to be banned at White House. By United press rapid City s. D., aug. 30.of facial receptions at the White House in Washington serve a useful Pur pose and will not be discontinued president Coolidge made it known today. The president denied reports that he was considering abolition of so Cial functions this Winter and indicated that he intended to carry out the usual social program. Patient kills self by United press Battle Creek mich., aug. 30. Sherman Ream 39, Topeka ind., patient at a local sanitarium com Mittee suicide today by purchasing a Shotgun a t Aspling goods store stepping into a nearby Alley and blowing off the top of his head. He had been Here two weeks. Fliers to Cross Many countries in world race against time Asia Fay v Atlantic fic Oclan Africa a cow v y Ocean this map shows the route which Edward f. Schlee and Wiiliam Brock Are following in their flight i. Around the world. Taking Oft fro Harbor Grace. Newfoundland i their Konopla Pride of Detroit the two men Are determined to Circle the Globe and come tack to Harbor Grace in fifteen Days thus cutting the present record of28 Days nearly in half. The firs two legs of the journey Tea r i times special 0a Porte ind., aug. 30.sin, satan hell and Damit Are the names bestowed on quadruplets born to a lioness with a show company at the la Porte county fair Here. Despite their profane names the first food the cubs had was milk supplied by the methodist ladies Aid society Booth. Overwhelmed by her Large fam ily the lioness is being aided by lady Pamela registered Boston bulldog who is taking care of sin and satan just As she would pups of her own. One of the cubs would have died had India nays dry Law been closely observed. It was Given a few drops of whisky and tightened its hold on life immediately. Globe fliers Down on Way to near East Brock and Schlee land at Belgrade on journey to constantinople. T by United press Belgrade aug. 30. The round the world monoplane. Pride of Detroit in route from Munich to constantinople alighted Here at 11 55 a. M., local time 4 55 Indian Apolis time. By United press Munich Germany aug. 30. The self styled vagabonds of the air William 8. Brock and Edward f. Schlee resumed their 100-mile an hour jog around the world at 6 36 a. Today when they left in their monoplane. Pride of de troit for constantinople. They left Munich with the intention of flying to the turkish City without a Stop and hoped to cover the 1,100 Miles in 13 hours. Before starting. Brock and Schlee inquired about the Landing Fields at Belgrade Bucharest Sofia and Adrianople. However they were determined to follow the Danube from Vienna to Budapest and reach constantinople within twelve hours at he Mast. Weather reports indicated Ideal flying conditions All the Way with Northwest winds favouring the flight. To Days journey is the third leg of their flight around the world. Brock and Schlee started from Grace Harbor Newfoundland. Satur Day morning arrived at Croydon England sunday morning left there yesterday morning and arrived at Munich yesterday at 4 p. The distance from Grace Harbor to Croydon was 2.350 Miles to Mun Ich 580 Miles and to constantinople 1,100, making a total distance to Date of 4,030 Miles. The total estimated distance of their flight around the world is 22,067 Miles. Japan quits Shantung troops presence no linger needed in Chine says Tokio. By United press Tokio aug. 30.evacuation of the chinese province of Shantung by japanese troops has begun the government announced Todak necessity for presence of japanese troops in Shantung has ended the announcement said but Japan would be ready to take appropriate measures in any part of China if future trouble should affect Japa Nese residents. Seek girls attacker fights off assailant after being dragged into Auto police today had no Clew to the assailant who seized miss Christine Gillon 16f 3409 Roosevelt ave., at Twenty fifth and Olney sts., Mon Day night and dragged her into his Auto. A prisoner for several min utes miss Gillon fought until she gained Freedom and leaped from the Auto. In the fall she fractured her left Arm and received head and body injuries. Police rent her to the City Hospital. Second bid to Mccray made by Marsh and Stephenson after a Cutson had failed Law partner of present governor introduced klan chieftain to defense lawyer to repeat Sio too offer. Bare new Deal attempt chapter attorney g 4 of Kluvers went through with his act Czar infuriated when his tender of Aid is scorned. Copyright 1927, the Indianapolis times when de Jackson on dec. 8, 1923, had failed to con Vince governor Warren t. Mccray that Sio too for attorney fees and a guarantee of immunity from conviction was Worth the surrender of his conscience his former Law part Ner Robert i. Marsh took d. C. Stephenson then in control of the Kun flux klan to the office of James w. Noel attorney for Mccray to repeat the offer. The times on july 25, printed the Story of this dra Matic event of Indiana politics As it flourished in the Days of Stephenson. Governor Jackson has As yet made no comment on that Story either to deny or confirm. The second chapter now May be written and it concerns the efforts to induce Mccray to name James p. Mcdonald favored by George v. Coffin to the it Ose tutorship then being vacated by William p. Evans son in Rcw of Mccray. Trans Atlantic hop to London and the London Munich jump were made on schedule. The first Effort was made after a conference held in the office of Jackson then Secre tary of state and a candidate for governor. At that con Ference were Jackson coffin and one other who was asked for the Sio too. At the time Mccray was under indictment. Kis Money was gone. He was known to be in need of funds for his defense. When Jackson made the offer of Money and the Broad Promise that no jury would convict Mccray the answer was i have lost my Money. I May lose my Liberty. I will lose my office. But i still have my self respect. Turn to Stephenson so intent were those in this con Ference on the selection of a coffin Man for the prosecutor ship that they did not Stop. They turned to d. C. Stephenson then a dictator in the picking the former dragon of the klan. He was asked to furnish the same amount and make the same offer hut the difficulty was that Stephen son was not known to James p. Noel then chief attorney for Mccray. He did not hesitate to make the offer. He wanted at least an introduction and the answer was easy. Bob Marsh knows Noel was the response and Marsh appeared in the picture. Marsh had been named by Steph Enson As the g 4 of the Kun flux klan in charge of its Legal affairs. He was assigned As general counsel of the Extension department. His salary from the klan was Sio too a year. Marsh at Celebration when the klan celebrated the chartering of the hooded order in this state Marsh was at Mel Falfa Park in Kokomo. That Celebration was held on july 4, 1923. Upon the platform was or. Hiram w. Evans Imperial wizard of the order d. C. Stephenson was there As the grand dragon. So was Walter f. Bossert who was to succeed him and denounce him later. Programs were printed for the occasion rather elaborate affairs and upon that program was announced with other events speech by g 4 of Indiana Robert i. Marsh. One of states greatest and beneath it was printed this description of this speaker one of India nays greatest lawyers. So it was to Marsh this attorney in the klan that Stephenson turned for an introduction to the lawyer to whom he was to offer Money and immunity for a client. The g 4 delivered. He went to the office of Noel with Stephenson and made the introductions. He remained to listen to the offer by Stephenson to receive the answer of Noel that it would be submitted to Mccray then in such desperate nearness to the cell. It was one of Stephensons dra Matic moments. He dilated at length his Power not Only in Indiana but in other states. His arms swept out in inclusive gestures As he declared with an emphasis that made it Clear that his words were not Idle and that he had the Power that he could write the verdicts of juries not Only in Marlon county but anywhere in this coun try. Tells of his Power he told of his Power in other states the vastness of his organization the Fidelity of his followers his ability to deliver politicians and courts and All government. And while he talked Robert i. Marsh Law partner of the present governor sat and listened. His presence was if anything a guarantee of the ability of Stephen son to make Good. That offer of Stephenson ver reached Mccray in its full details or in its implications. A wave of a hand stopped the suggestion. He had heard it before although Ste ? Henson never knew that he had been sent to the front line s after Jackson and others not then in his Confidence had failed. Steve is enraged Stephenson returned later and j ills anger at the refusal of the offer was Napoleonic. He raged and fumed and swore that Mccray did not dare to refuse that his Power was such that no governor would dare to refuse to take the Aid he j offered and accept prison rather j than give what he one governor had taken that stand and had looked through windows that shortly would be shadowed with bars rather than surrender even one Job to the hands of politicians evidently jarred his sense of Power. For the moment he saw a Chal Lenge to his dictatorship. It was not in his dictionary to fail or let those with whom he dealt know that he was not omnipotent. That is the picture of the second chapter of this Effort to induce Mccray to accept a packed jury and Money in return for a prosecutor ship. X in. It stands Robert i. Marsh klan lawyer partner of the governor As the Man who took the former dra gon now life term prisoner to make his offer. Admits seeing Noel attorney Robert i. Marsh at his Lime 28 Downey ave., today and j fitted having talked with attorney James w. Noel about the appoint i ment of James p. Mcdonald As i prosecutor to succeed William p. Evans in 1923, but denied he had i been to noels office with Stephen son. Marsh also admitted that he was g 4 of the Indiana klan. Marsh said he had been to Noel s office Many times. He said he Dis cussed Mcdonald with Noel because Noel was a close Friend and adviser of Mccray but it was merely a suggestion and no offer was made. The lawyer said he favored Mcdonald for prosecutor at that time because he believed he would handle the office More like a lawyer would handle it. Marsh declared he did not agree with governor Jacksons policy of remaining silent in the face of the recent charges but he believed the governor pursued it because he would be kept too Busy denying All the charges. C. Stephenson and others in prison Are better than a lot of these people who Are criticising and holding the state up to ridicule said Marsh. Release u. S. Airmen men seized by mexicans will be sent Home. By United press san Antonio Texas Alig. 30. Reports to officers at Kelly Field Here today said capt. C. H. Reynolds and Sergt. Gus Newland 2d division United states air service had been released by authorities at Presidio de Vado de Pietras Mexico. The airmen were seized when they were forced to land on the mexican Side of the Border while they were searching in their plane for a War Veteran lost in the desert. / hourly temperatures 0 a. M 83 10 a. 74 7 a. M 64 i a. 77 8 a. M 07 12 noon $0 9 a. 72 t p. To

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