Lebanon Pioneer (Newspaper) - October 26, 1922, Lebanon, Indiana
VOLUME èv^^^NO. 33,
LEBANON, IND., THURSDAI5 OCTOBER 26,1922.
ESTABLISHED IN 1852.
PEARLUS E. SMILEY PRESIDES AS SPECIAL JUDGE IN TRIAL OF BOOZE CASE.
F. M. Murphy, claiming Indianapolis as his home, and C. S. Parker, who says he is a resident of Chicago, were tried beffire Pearlus E. Smiley, special judge, on a change of venue from Clyde B. Walker, mayor, Monday, on charges of the illegal possession of intoxicating liquor and of transporting intoxicating liquor. Smiley, after hearing the evidence on both sides, acquitted the defendants.
This left the police ofBcers, John Budd, chief, and Omer Dale, in charge •of six caskets of liquor found in a corn field within one hundred feet of where a car driven by Murphy and Parker, w^as wrecked on October 7, while traveling north on the Jackson high way. The car left the track iifter crossing the Sugar Creek bridge, and was brought to a standstill when it struck a tree, after snapping off a telephone pole.
In the trial Monday Waiter Carter, of Frankfort; John Budd, chief of police; Omer Dale, police officer; James Allen and David Hardestry testified to the finding of the liquor in the corn field, four casks within sixty feet and two casks within ninety feet of the wrecked car. The testimony was to the effect that there were tracks fromPetition to Investigate Service Conditions andContract Dismissed
The Public Service Commission of Indiana has dismissed the petition of the city of Lebanon against the Interstate Public Service Company for an investigation of service conditions and alleged contract violations, on the grounds that the petitioner failed to prosecute its petition. The petition was filed under the former administration. and has been pending for two or three years.
FIRST REHn T
AMERICAN LEGION COMPLETING PLANS FOR JOHN B. ROGERS COMPANY PRODUCTION.WILL SPEAK A"^THORNTOWN.Michael E. Foley to Preach Gospel of Democracy. i
Michael E. Foley, of Indianapolis, cipal characters^ is being gone over, will address a Democratic meeting at ^ jg hoped to hold the first re-
Thorntown Wednesday evening. No- hearsal on Monday evening next. The vember 1. Mr. Foley is a great tavor- rehearsals will be under the direction
At a meeting of the general committee of the American Legion Monday evening, arrangements for the production of the musical comedy, "All Aboard," were discussed, and committees appointed to work out the details. The work of selecting the prin-
OK BMTBIIIL LEISimilGED
Quart of Booze
Swiped from Court
Room After Trial
ite with the Democrats of county, and he should have i hearing at Thorntown.
ADOPTS CONSTITUTION AND BY LAWS AND MAPS OUT PLAN FOR FUTURE WORK.
The Boone County Historical Soci-^ety met Wednesday night at the Red the wrecked car to the places where cross headquraters in the court house, the liquor casks were found. Ignd adopted the constitution and by-
John W. Herod, of Lebanon, testi- laws, reorganized the list of vice-presided that he was fishing near the bridge. ^gjj^-g^ planned a membership drive and when he heard the crash of the car, -^in^ow displav of relics for the week and hastened to the scene, arriving there within a few mniutes, and that
BOone of a representative of the John B. large Rogers Producing Company. The i^arts will be assigned to local talent, and the character of the Rogers productions has already been established in Iiebanon.
At the meeting Monday evening the following committees were named:
Ticket—Basil Bowen, Theodor^ Baker, Thoauui Christian, Ivan Potts, Ver Myers and Russell Truitt.
Publicity—Bayard Shumate, Archie Grilmore, Y. C. Cripe and Ed Casey.
Talent and Play—Herbiert !RansdaII, Floyd Perkins, Paul Van Riper. Her-schel Richardson and Russell Metford.
The date for the presentation of "All Aboard" is November 15 and 1«, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The proceeds will be added to the building fund being created by the Emmett Brown Post, American Legion. Lebanon and vicinity should show their appreciation of the enterprise by a liberal patronage—such a patronage as will necessitate the repeating of the entertainment that all may be given
At the conclusion of the trial of 1 Murphy and Parker, charged with vio-! lation of the liquor laws, before Pear-INTO ' 'us E- Smiley, special judge in the city I court, the session being held in the 'circuit court room in.the court house Monday, a quart of the sixty gallons of whisky captured by the city officers in the cornfield near where the Mur-CoRch Smith is shaping Up the high phy-Parker car was wrecked, disap-school basketball teain for the opening peared from the court room and its game with New Richmond on Satur- whereabouts is not known. It is sur-day .evennig of next week. DeVol,
TEAM BEING WHIPPED SHAPE FOR OPENING GAME NEXT WEEK.
McGuire, Diftvia, Havens, Sicks, Ker-soy,'Grater, Clements, Harrison and Cotric are among the men almost sure to be f>laced on the team, altho this has not been definitely announced. Thje t«ar& is light but fast, snappy and yrprkrouts are ^ being given eWU «renii^. The sale of
'mised that some man with a thirst swiped the quart while the court and officials ters.
were busy about other mat-
Nazarine Revival Continues.
The recently organized Nazarine church is continuing its revival ser-season vices at its church on the corner of
he saw nothing of the casks or of anything else containing' intoxicating liquor. John Terwilleger and Abner Pool, two other Lebanon residents, were on the scene soon after the
wreck, and saw no evidences of the ^
Ss having been removed from the committee was not practical, and the
S? Arthur Denney and Joe C. Cain v^'^'T ^ríf '
were put on the stand by the defense. Marion, Herschel R. Richardson; Cfin-In rendering his deci^n Mr. Smi-.ton, Carl Lambert; Washington, Mrs. ley said that the state was entitled toijora Haller-Riche^ Sugar Creek L. a conviction had there been no rebut-¡M. Crist; Jefferson, W. S Cam, Cental evidence, and he would have so i Jer. .Eugene Hoover; Union Miss found ¡Laatta New; Eagle, John S. Hussey;
Witii tlie acquittal of Murphy and'ferry, Brian Smith; Harrison Hassil Parker the police officers were left Schenck; Jackson E. M. Servies; __1___ I Worth, J. T. Frank Laughner.
STUDENT MAKES RECORD.
of Novembor 5 to 11, and in a general I opportunity to see it.
way discussed tlie work to be under-1 _
taken by the society.
It'was found on investigation that the appointment of the township war zjonsville Boy Gets High Grades In activity leaders as township vice-presi-1 Purdue University,
dents or members of the executive! gimpson B. Mills, son of Bert A.
Mills, of Zionsville, has made an Vtr cellent scholarship record at Purdue University, where he is a sophomore
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eOOKE KEXT WEEK
DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE TO SPEAK AT ADVANCE MONDAY EVENING.
The township vice-presidents are to to be held responsible for the collection and preservation of historical data and relics In their respective townships, and a prize df $25 for the best woik in this line for the first six ' months is made available ^y a Lebanon man interested in the work.
John Herr, president of the society, read an Interesting paper at the session Wednesday evening, on the history of Perry township. ^ The officers and township vice-presi'^ dents will meet at the Red Cross head-• quarters in the court house on Wed-.nesday evening of next week, at 7:30
1 Secretary Ralph Stark reports that Boone county is to be pretty thoroly tj^e membership is rapidly growing, <janvassed by political party candi- ^nd that tliere is an interest aroused dates from now on until the election ¡jj y^g ^York of the society ail over the on Tuesday. November 7. Fred S-'cou^^y
Purnell, the Republican nominee for, ___
re-ele:'tlon. was in the county this ^ AT SHANNONDALE CHURCH, week, laying up some rails that seem
to have been knocked from the stake- ^adle Tabernacle Talent to Put on Bio and-ridered fence he put up two years; Program,
ago. "WTiile he was given respectful j ^^ progruin is to be put on at tlie attention, there were no large crowds shannondale Piesbyterian cnuvch this in attendance at his meetings. He told evening by E. Howard Cadle, G. A. The farmers all about how they are to i Everett, E. Esiermeyer and Major be blessed by the new tariiT bill, but Hite, all of the Cadle Tabernacle at made no explanation of the fact that; Indianapolis, with a sextette and quar-
with an emergency gjain tariff, wheat jtette will furnisii the program of
i-radually slumped, and the millers m speaking and music. There will be a the frreat milling centers of the United Sjiiclj.in supper ai 6 o'clock in tiie Stales did not pay the farmer as much'church basement. This invitation ap-for his wheat as the farmers of Can- pg^is to men and young men inter-at!^ vec'=>ived for theirs. ested in the welfare of ilie :cmmun-On Monday evening next Hon.ijiy j-jngdom of God. The George L. Moffett, the I>emocratic church is to be ccngrat-nominee for congress, will visit a num-iujatg^ baring this splendid talent, "ber of points in the county, speaking!__
in the School of Electrical Elngineer-ing. During his freshman year young Mills won 11 A's and 4 B's. This is an exceptional record, and one which reflects considerable credit the boy and the Eagle townshft» high school from wMch he graduated in 1921.
will take place next week. The sc^^ide for the season follows: 4—^New Richmoad, here. mhr. 10—Advance, there. Ntov. 11—Wt^ynetown, there. Hov, 17—Frankfort, here. 24—Franklin, here. >y. 39—^Shelbyvllle, here. 1—Bedford, there. 9—Colfax, here. !
16—yincennes, there. 16—Owensville, th«re. 22—Franklin, there. Ipéc. 30—Connersville, here, van. 5—Thorntown, here, jian. 19—Crawfordsville, here. jJas, 26—Lafayette, there. Jan,' 27—Vincennes, here, ^tk.; 2—Connersville, there, ff^'Thorntown, there, i^. 9—^Waynetown, here. Vài. 16—Crawfordsville, there. F«to. 28—Lafiayette, here.
East and Walnut streets. Sherman is in charge.
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NEW MILITARY UNIT WILL BE COME PART OF INDIANA NA-TIONAL GUARD.
Battery C of the 139th Field Artillery of the Indiana National Guard, will be mustered in this evening, at the high school gymnasium, with a full list of oflSfcers and a suflBcient num-__ber of privates to bring the total
PiM* t*..» Mink Strength of the company, up to about
Flr«l iMue of High School Publication flfty.g^e. A preliminary meeting was
held Wednesday evening, at which
The first issue of the high school it tor 1922-23 was issued by the the Lebanon high school on It is in the same form •fore—a thirty-two page with cover. The cover is a llMtgn, by one of the pupils, ^IpEi Of the best from typograph-' it of view. The issue has a largt'iii^nt of original matter in the wa^fliK ^'WWs, literary and jokes, and lool^Jpi^Mperous from a financial sti'"
is in charge of Louise ^^^itor-in-chief. Roy Bynum llbess manager.ESÄTSTIIKE FIIED PÜRIIEliNINTH DISTRICt CONGRESSMAN POINTS OUT NO RELIEF FOR BOONE COUNTY FARMER.
WHEN BEVERIDGE WAS MAKING CAMPAIGN UNDER BULL MOOSE FLAG.
ADMINISTRATOR SEEKING VER DICT AGAINST UNION TRACTION COMPANY.
at Advance in the evening. Mr, Moffett is making a good impression among the people of the district, wherever he meets them. He is a "dirt farmer," actually engaged in operating a farm on which he lives in Fountain county. He has studied the needs of the agricultural class of voters and has the aoility to fight ior his convictions.
Hon. Albert J. Beveridge, accompanied by a flock of state candidates, will speak here on Friday afternoon of next week, at the high school gym. The local organization is doing everything possible to make this a meeting that will be worthy of Mr. Beveridge. The big idea among the local Republican leaders is to show that altho Beveridge eight and ten years ago was doing all in his power to disrupt the Republican party and its organization, he is today a 100 per cent. Republican, and that the men whom he was flaying in the Bull Moose campaigns ought to take off their coats and bow at his shrine.
Local candidates are closing up the gaps in the organizaMon oc the two dominant parties. The absent voters' ballots are being sent out, and the voting machines are being "loaded" with sample ballots for the edification of the voters along the line of machine voting.
Into Their New Home.
Jack Edwards and family on Monday moved into their new bungalow in the Tripps addition on North Lebanon street. A number or residences are to go up in this addition.
Take Place of Men
At Festal Board
The Kiwanis luncheon Wednesday, at the First Baptist church, was turned over to the wives and lady friends of the members, about fifty of whom were present. The ladies of the church served a two-course luncheon. Mrs. Hardy Lumb presided. Miss Mary Elizabeth Hooton sang a solo, "The Morning Wind," by Brauscombe, and Miss Hooton and Miss Ocie Higgins sang a duet, "The Garden of Your Heart," by Dorel. Miss Beatrice DeVol gave a violin solo, "A Polish Dance, by Severa. Miss Mary Stevens was the accompanist. Mrs. E. C. Gullion gave "The Specifications of a Kiwanian's Wife," in a short talk. The Lady Kiwanian^ thoroly enjoyed the treat afforded them by the Kiwanians.BOUND FOR FLORIDA.
'Autos lie to tl
Bear Lebanon People to the South. On Monday Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clraients and the latter's mother, Mrs. Sam Scott; Ber. and Mrs. C. O. Sher-rlU, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Sherrill and Omer Sherrill left in three antes for Lakeland, Fla., where they e3q»ect to locite permanently.
FAILED TO PROVIDE.
Stanley Litton's Charge In Divorce Complaint.
Mrs. Helen LJtton has brought suit In the Boone ci^it court gainst Stanley Litton, for divorce. She alleges in ber complaint that the defendant failed to provide for her and that he abandoned her. She asks for divorioe and custody of the child. Her attorneys ax« Dodson St Seifm.
The suit of McGuire, administrator, against the Union Traction Company of Indiana, brought here on a change of venue from Hamilton county, has been on trial before Judge Frank E. Hutchinson and a jury of twelve in the circuit court here since Tuesday forenoon. It is believed that the jury will get the case before the close of today.
This suit is the result of an accident on the traction line near Carmel, Hamilton county, on March 18, 1920, in which a Mr. McGuire was so badly injured that he died in a hospital ten days thereafter. The case is being fought to a finish by the attorneys on each side.
For Governor, ALBEUT J. BEVERIDGE.
the men were made acquainted with their duties under the constitution, rules and regulations, and were measured for their clothing. Maj. R. W. Barker, U. S. A., instructor, assigned to the Indiana National Guard, and Maj. John S. Fishback. in command of the 139th Field Artillery, will attend the meetnig tonight and muster in the new battery. The question of an armory is being worked out and announcements will be made soon, The following is a list of officers and privates of the battery:
Officers—CJaptain, Virgil L. Eiken-berry; first lieutenants, Claude B. Crooks and Fred Donaldson; second llei^tenant, Alfred Smith; first sergeant, WHliam M. Keener; supply sergeant, Arthur C. Cline; stable sergeant, Ward E. Campbell.
Privates—Harold W. Beck, Noble Beck, William T. Brenton, Elton E. Brouhard, Albert W. Brown, Billie B, Byers, George W. Busby, William P. Camp, Raymond W. Davis, Byron D. Egelhofi, Laverne I. Flick, William F. Flick, Frederick Flinn, Orville Foster, Harold D. Gant, Gerald S. Gardner, Earl F. Gillette, Howard C. Harrison, Clarence W. Havens, Claude F. Imbler, Clayton R. Kersey, John S. Kersey, Lester L. Kersey, Arthur L. Lasley, Norman C. Lindsay, Paul F, Martin, Harry* O. Osborn, Kenneth R. Overstreet. Zendle T, Parsels. Berton L. Perrine, Verno Rader. Earl S. Rich, David C. Richardson, Albert N. Robison, Julius T. Ryan, Buren C. Smfth, Mason L. Smith, William R. Summers, William H. Sutphin, Ralph i C. Swails, John E. Tanselle, Clarence A. Thomberry, Raymond F. Urbq^n, Joe Voorhis, Cecil G. Woodard, Orville A. Koontz, Rilus E. Urban, Howard Poole.
Fred S. Purnell, in his address at Thorntown Tuesday evening, said that this is a peculiar campaign, the most so that he has ever been in, in that there is no issue at stake between the two dominant parties. He said that it kept the Republicans busy trying to straighten up the errors of the Democrats. He said the Republican administration had paid out millions of dollars that the Democrats had incurred in the way of obligations without contract or scratch of pen to show for it. He failed to explain why they paid such claims.
He had much to say about how the congress was working night and day for the farmers, but never a word of what they haid done, except made a great tariff for protection, without telling whom it was protecting. He figured that when we had tariff for protection the country prospered, and when it was for revenue everything went to the bad-. He never told us what was the difference between the two systems.
Not a word about the burden of taxation, nor a word about the enemies to the fundamental law of the land who want to let wine in at the front door. One of his happy illustrations of how they were benefitting the farmer, was, to take a sheep, haul it to market, kill and dress it and haul it back again to the farmer cheaper than he could kill it at home. Step into the grocery and buy a bit of bacon and you will find it is not so with the porker. You pay over four times the price the fanner receives.
He said there was a gap between the prices of the producer and the consumer that was slack, but suggested no remedy.
Mr. Purnell's speech was somewhat of a disappointment to the framers of Sugar Creek township, who are burdened almost to the breaking point with taxes, and are looking for relief, which Mr. Purnell did not promise. The people of Boone county believe that there is an issue, and if Mr. Purnell cannot find it they will look to some one who will.
In 1912 Albert J. Beveridge was the Profire.ssive candidate for govenior of Indiana, and the first lieutenant in the leadership of the movement which almost annihilated the Republican party in Indiana. He went about the state charging James E. Watson and the other Republican leaders with almost every crime in the decalogue, the creature.s of an "invisible govern ment." Jiis world pictures of "Mary and the vineclad cottage" had a tendency to cause his hearers to weep and bewail the fact that they had so long been the victims of a political policy that meant little less than piracy. Today Mr. Beveridge is posing as a 100 per cent. Republican, and is seeking the support and the votes of those whom he denounced eight and ten years ago as "porch climbers" and members of the "invisible government." No man on the platform today is dealing in such generalities as Mr. Beveridge. He is reported as "flaying" what he terms "group" control of governmental affairs, without telling whether he Is driving at labor, the soldiers of the world war, the farmers or the I. W. W.'s.
Marriage Celebrated at Home Near Pike.
Miss Mary Bowen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Bowen, of near Pike, and Clarence Norwood Dykes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dykes, of near Colfax, were married Saturday evening at 8 o'clock at the home of the bribe's parents. Rev. Mr. Harold read the single ring ceremony in the presence of one hundred and eighty guests.
Following the ceremony, refreshments of ice cream, cake and punch were served, at which time the engagement of Miss Agnes L. Rogers 'and Lawrence Noel Cory was announced, the wedding to take place early next summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Dykes left Monday for a trip to Niágara Falls, Biffalo, New York and Toronto, Canada. They will reside on a farm near Colfax.
0iOPiCHIIIE F0I1ELECTI0IIIII1Ï.7BALLOTS ARE PRINTED AND MACHINES ARE BEING SET UP AND LABELED
KILLED BY AN AUTO.
Horse Belonging to Oscar Metzger Struck by Ford.
A horse owned by Oscar Metzger, of south of here, was killed Monday forenoon when struck by a Ford driven by L,N. Cunningham.
The animal was grazing at the roadside, and ran across directly in front of the car. The Cunningham car was badly damaged, but the occupants, included Mrs. Cunningham and their grandson, Charles Hand, escaped injury.
Rev. Roy E. Lucas
Charged With Cruelty
In Divorce Suit
HONORED GREAT WENONAH.
METHODISTS IN COUNCIL.
Indiana Area Held Annual Meeting at Indianapolis This Week.
The Indiana State Council of the Methodist Episcopal church held its annual meeting at Indianapolis Tuesday and Wednesday. Rev. Frank R. Briggs, pastor of Centenary Methodist Spiscopal church, and Ben F, McKey, layman, of the ilame church, have been members of the area council since its organization, and Morris Ritchie was on Tuesday elected to a membership i^nd appointed to a position on the executive and finance committee. Mr. McKey la a member of the general committee on public interests, and of the aiib-committee on goveniment and legiBtetlon.
Mrs. James S. Garner Given Reception By Local Council.
At the regular meeting of Narra-mattah Council, D. P., at the wigwam of Winnebago Tribe, No. 36, I. O. R. M., Tueatíiay evening, Mrs. James S. Gamer, recently elected Great Wen-onah of the order for Indiana, was given a reception. In appreciation of the honor Mrs. Gamer has brought to the local council a beautiful traveling bag was presented to her by the members of the Fast Chiefs' Associati(m. A social hour and refreshments followed the regular sesión.
Engaged In Business.
Harold M. LaFoUette, who, with his wife, recently returned to Southern California for permanent residence, has bought residence property in Eagle Rock, Cal., a suburb of Los Angeles, and opened a fnmitnre store there. , . ' .
Every time Kn «moÉara cbMp V« reeelve to anit smdidiig. I.
Mrs. Vanice B. Lucas, of this city, has brought suit against her husband. Rev. Roy E. Lucas, for divorce, alleging that when she became his wife and came to live with him he told her that all furniture and clothing in the house belonged to his deceased wife, and' that he wanted all this property kept for his daughter by the first marriage. He insisted, she says, that this personal property be kept about the house, but thai none of it be used. He also insisted, she says, on giving a pftture of his deceased wife, taken in her casket, a prominent place in the home, over Jder protest. It is also alleged by Mrs. jbucas that her husband charged that she was possessed of a devil, and was unfit to become the mother oi children. Because of the fact that he is a minister, she says, and she did not desire to embarass him, she deferred bringing suit. Mr. and Mrs. Lucas married May 12, ldl4, and separated Oct 21, 1322.
The election machinery of Boone county is being oiled up and tried' out for the general election on Tuesday, November 7. The election commissioners, consisting of Winson Jones, clerk; E. C. Gullion, Democrat, and W, H. Orear, Jr., Republican, on Friday last had about fifteen thousand county and township ballots printed, a part of them to be used in supplying absent voters, and the others to be held as a reserve in case a machine should go wrong in any precinct.
The county commissioners spent Wednesday and todajr putting the machines in the several polling places thruout the county, and Ira Stephenson, auditor, will go out Friday and set the machines up and put into them sample ballots. He will make the rounds of the twenty-two precincts on Monday preceding the election, and supply the machines with the official ballots, and give them a final test to see that they are working all right.
The county commissioners have named the precinct inspectors, and the other offlicers will be appointed' by the county election commissioners, on recommendation of the chairman of each of the dominant parties. The polling places have been named by the county commissioners, as follows:
Marion—'Precinct No. 1, Terhune; No. 2, Center school building. Clinton—Elizaville. Washington—^Precinct building. Sugar Creek—No. 1, Public library; No. 2, American Legion Hall. . Jefferson—Community building. Center—No. 1, Memorial Park; No. 2, Ladoga canning factory; No. 3, Indiana condensed milk plant; No. 4, surveyor's office; No. 5, prosecutor's office; No. 6, ladies' rest room; No. 7, city building. Union—Masonfc building, Rosston. Eagle—No. 1, Town hall, Zionsville r No. 2, trustee's office, Zionsville.
Perry-Perry Central school building.
Harrison—School building, Milledge-ville.
Jackson—No. 1, Advance, town hall; No. 2, city building, Jamestown.
Worth—Trustee's office. Whites-town.
Sued Traction Company. .
'At Frankfort Wednesday Mrs. Zella Laakman hrooght flolt apdnat. the T. H., I. A E. traction cMilpany for |10, 000 for auoMSM for fliè deatli òf'Her *mdi»adi Betwm LwUneim, killèìl at th,» S^rtidEfort itnUon on w
Real Estate Changes Hands.
Whitestown Dispatch: "Orover Al« I6n has bought of R. C. Smith the house he recently purchased of Elzi^ Withrow. Morriis Hager bought Mrs. M. E. Harshbarger's eight acres and house in the west part of town, and Mrs. Harshbarger has bought one of the Stark lots."
Jndglng b7 the •ise of some newspapers and maiûlnes the . oditors don't oipeót tìw. péople to réaA. one-tenth of wlMt tliey write.
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