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VOLUME XXIX. No. 189.- The Weekir Reglatcr, Established 1*67.' The lola D^ly Register. Established im. lOLA, KAN,, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 14, 1926. Successor to The lola, TMHy Register. The lola Dally Record and Ida Daily Index SIX PAGES JULY FOURTH APPEAL CELEBEATIOX HERE TO HATE June 14 to 19, 1926. For the upper .W4VV -cc-tTirnvu MlHclKalnnl nnil Tiower Missouri JIAVY FEATURES. BRING lOOLDlERS CAVALRYMEN FROM \PLEASAS. T0.> AKE.<J(>MUSG. YnteN Center Troop and Hnmlmldt Headquarters Coinpany To Be In Line. Tola-a great ^irFdurth of i^i'v^^r^^i^^^^ celebration is just ahead in the ' opihion or those who. have checked tiver the plans of the celebilatioit committee of Leslie J. Campbell Post. American Legion, the sponsoring organization. The observance here this year of the nation's natal day will be prac- , .tically a four county affair. , An agreement' was reached with Chanu^e to the effect that lola Is to ha^e the celebration thip year and CI anuto'the next and BO on as oJtorni te years liiay suggest. In a.cordance wi(h suai an un- dorBtaiidiiiK. Chanute will send a band t» lola JiSly 4 and the city win i>rnctically closo while- the |)i()(ilei lome bore to Join in 'the cvoijtH of the day. . . : In iijiIdUlon to cooperation from thf Clianulo comjnunlty, the lola Ir-Kinn ' voniniltteu nnnouncoa that till! cavalry troop froHh-Pleasanton and YalcH Center and the hcnd- <iuarler» t-ompany from Humboldt WIIMM ! in ill 0 lino of marcA when tlie great parade which will be a fcHluro of the day starts Ion its march-through the downtown district. _ . Three bands, the ipla, the Cha" niilc and the Ilumboliit bands will be in the parade and floats of all kinds win have B place. The day's program will be lii Riverside park and aside from the usual novelty racing events the ^e will he a'ball game between the Humboldt and] the Chanute.teams. A widely knpw'n speaker is expected to be here f^r the address of the day but it .was: said this afternoon -that announcement regarding this event would bq made later. " "Wo expect to announce the program in detail within the next day or two," Lloyd Young, comniander of the Legion Post, said this aftep-- noon. "We arc certain that one as it Is in Fort .Scott. ot the best things that can be s&ld about the plans, for the celebration sas as well as inside. Only th6 Is that it has taken on the naturC other day Manager Elliott had a of a four county celebration and letter from the. good roads division hiis become an event of so far of "the Oklahoma City Chamber of reacbink interest that it will weld Commisrce saying: togethelr the people of a wide area of one~of the greatest days in all time." • - ' The celebration will be- held on Monday, July 5. • COUNTY FAIR BOARD PLANNING BIG EVENT SeNsinn' Saturday Afternoon Fore, runher of Many PreparJns: For the Iflff Week- The members of the board of directors of the Allen Coiinty Fair .^.''sociatinn held a meeting Saturday aftcrn,oon in the office ot Secretary Frank S. Beattlp, The scs- Hloil was devoted to premium list buRiness and general routine. Sec- rpiary Benttle announced that the fair "asswiatlon's section of Blver- Kide park was being mowed and polifod and made ready for the Fourth of July celebration. -The fair dates are; August 30-.31, September l-2-.t, five days of entertainment. Information and general interest The fair board will have occa- Rion to meet frequently from now until fair time. . FORT SCOTT MAN DEAD Trntelin); 3lHn Fonnd Dead In His Room In The Osage Hof*l At Arkansas Clfy. THE WEATHER 1 . j ipORECAST FOR KANSAS—Part- li clonar tOr clondj tonlKbt and Tbesday slirbUr cooler, toni^lit In extaeme east portion. Weather outlook for the Period, Mississippi and Lower Missouri Valleys: ' A period .of scattered thunder showerii at the ijeginnlngj also about the middle and again toward the end of the week; cool the first half and moderate tem- reratures thereafter. Temperature—Highest yesterday 90, at 4 p. m.; lowest laSl nifeht 65 at 6, p.; m.;'normal for today, 74;. excess yesterday 4; excess since January Ist, 210 degrees; this I Precipitation for' the 24 hours ending at 7 a. m. today, 03; total for this year to date. 12.33; deficiency since January lat, 4.21 inches. I Relative humld% at 12 noon yesterday, 74 pecdent: 7 a. m. today.' 94 per cent; ;barometer reduced to sea level, 29.68 inches. Suii rises 4:58; a. m.; set 87.46 p. m; I ; Road Condltlonf) Cloudy, roads good, Kansas City, bttawa, Hutchinson. Saiina, Cof- feyvllle, Topeka.-: Partly cloudy, roads slippery, Pittsburg. Partly [.cloudy, roads miiddy. Emporia. Clear.; roads good Arkansas City, Wichita. RED STAR HAS VALUE I.'- . HltrnWAY MIXWH RUSINESS FOR ITS TOWNS. ExploilnHon Planned bjr creneral ^- Mannirer Elliott Proioi . Very Effwlhe. | For the reason perhaps that It is one of our home things'Nind a home man is the manager-of it, the Red Star route is commonplace and we don't think much of it and perhaps don't attach much importanc<]r toll. But the truth is, and it is a very gratifying truth, that the Red Star is the best advertised and therefore the most widely known cross state highway In this section of Kansas right now. An lola man in a garage at Fort Scott the other day was told by the garage man: "There, isn't an hour in the day but-1 hear somebody saying something about the Red Star route." Over in Wichita itis as well known And it is known outside of JCan- "We are very much in need of In participating in the observance highway maps showing the Red ^. 4U^ »..nn*Acif Aava In oil Of«« ..n„*A ri..^m ^tllaQ tn TCflllRnn Arkansas City. Kans^ June 14.— Horsey F.' Allen, 36 and single, of ~ Fort Scott, traveling salesman fot the Leiser Mfg., Company of St. i LoUls, MQ ., was found dead in his ; Wd at the Osage Hotel here late ; Sunday. He had been dead from : 12 to 15 hours, according tp . |>hy .^ician8 and local officers who . Examined the -body. Coroner A. E. Morris. of'Winfleld, will conduct an ifternoon. A. Allen, intjucst this .•l>|UtJi3. till.? u.i.u. . father oT the dead man arrived in the city this' morning and will as- rlst in the investigation Into^thp death of his son. Dorsey Allen hail been in this city,since Tuesday, tbk father said. . • . . Fort Scott, Kans., Juhe 14.— When Mrs, A. M. Swope, of this city, was advlsfd this morning-that her nephew Horsey F. Allen, had been found dead in his bed at a hotel in Arkansas City, she said "he's probably bettci; off," and she changed her po.sltlon in her sick bed and died Instantly.; She ha^ been quite ill. Star route from Tulsa to Kansas CJity. If possible wp would like to have at least 500 of these maps by return,mall." We have a.call for 25 or 30 a day." ^ ,. And Oklahoma City is 130 miles away from the Red Star route. And there are letters from .the Des Moines automobile club, from, the Concrete Engineering company, of Kansas City, from the National Parks Highway Association, Bismarck, N. D., from the "Greater North' Dakota Association, Fargo; from the Sioux City, Iowa, Auto Club, and from scores of other places all asking for maps or information about the Red Star route. ~ All these inquiries mean growing pc^pularlty on the part of this highway and consequently Increased; travel over It. The hlgger the travel, the belter it Is for all the tQwns on the route and the way to Increase .travel Is to maintain a consistent -policy of pub- ilclly. Manager Elllolt has been very successful wltYi his exploitation pl.-tns aud his 8kil^ in devising ef- '/eptlve advertising has been and Is one of the vital factors In the great popularity of the Red Star. Outstanding among Mr. Elliott's unique Ideas are the Red Star and windshield map sttckcrsv In order to maintain the proper publicity, funds for an advertising and publicity appropriation must be available. The Red Star highway promotion department has no fixed Income to take care of specialized e.xploitatlon and so Manager Elliott will^t once institute a campaign for the sale of the Red Star windshield stickers and the small price which will be charged ia so nominal and the benefits to be derived from the amount invested so great that it is hoped every town along the line will receive the Red Star manager with substantial cordiality and particularly it is hoped that every lolan approached will buy a sticker. The amount required Is small but the Investment will yield def(Continued on Page 6, Col. 1) MOTOR CASS MEET ON CEMENT ROAD Mr. Proner .Stlli Snffers. "The condition of Mr. Levi Pruncr who was iniyrod some time ago by helnn thrown from the seat of his I wagon when t^e team attached to MheTrehlcIe crossed a ditch near the "Pruncr home In easl loja Is reported to be serious. Mr. Pruner o.v., , — __. is at the i home of his sister, Mrs. parting.' obserrers announced. Mary Haltman, 317 South State street. )t was prevlouflta stated that Mr; Pruner was: l&Jiired when his horses ran away. , Extevxive Damage to Two Cars But >'o Injury t« the Drivers of Machines. Motor cars driven by M. C. Lacey ahd M. Mapes collided on the cement highway east of LaHarpe last night. •Both cars were extensively damaged hut neither driver was Injured. The two motorists adjusted their affair, called garage men and had their majchines' towed and settled every phase of. their affair b.?fore The Bible used by Queen Victoria at her coronation is in N'or- wiob Cathedrkl. NEARCYGLONE AT NEODESHA C TWO IKJUREID IN STORM THAT SWEi^ \^ILSO?f COUXTT. SEVEN-JliisWATH COi STORM .DAMAGES KEODESHA— DOBSST HURT FREDONLL Telephone Lines Severed, Bams Demolished. Fields of Grain Leveled. (By the Associated Freas) Coffeyville, Kanb., June 14.-pA strong southwest wind of almost cyclonic proportions cut a sevei- mjle swath across'' the northwest corner of Montgdmery countyand plerbed the south^entral part o 't Wilson county at six o'plock las^ night damaging several hbmes, \w\ ellng fields ripening grain and piling trees itind telephone poles across the roads. No reports of personal Injury have been received here. , "The storm, centered In the vicinity of Neodesiia, and extended to a point seven jiilles south of that city. |:The wind came at the end of a heavy downpour of rain, Stornr Damage at >'ebdesha. 'indopcndnnce, Kans., June 14.— Two persoiVs' were injured, property deBtroye .d and communication Impaired when a wind storm swept the country north and cast of Noo- dcsha in Wilson, county at S:30 yesterday afternoon. , .Mrs. Kd Sales, agefl farm woman, was out to get the chlckenk to the chicken house wl^n the storm broke. She hurried for the farm house but a tree, blown down by the wind, struck her across the back and forced her to the ground In such a manhAr that the left iimb was broken. First aid was given at Neodesha. B. N. Little of Neodesha was working In his garage and was reaching for; tools in the tool box when the wind wrecked.the garage.' His head was forced into the toolbox and two teeth broken. Many barns and garages -were Wrecked and ail toll )llnes of the Bell Telephone Company were out to Kansas City for several hours. Roads were, blocked by ^ broken trees and several had narrow escapes from Injury by falling limbs from trees. • The wind was 'accompaniecf by rain and-.)iaU with resultant damage to wheat I^tttlon,Denied Seott (By the Asfociated Pnvo) Springfield, Hi., Jnne 14.—Petitions^ for. a change of venue ' and habeas corpus filed by Russell Scott were denied by the Hlinois supreme court this morning. Scott Is under sentence of death for the murder of Joseph, Maurer, a drug clerk in- Chicago; pending a sanity re-trlal. ,' As a result of the decision; Scott's sanity will be determln^ by a jury in the cqurt of Judge Mr.rcus Kavanagh- at Chicago. Should Scott be found sane by the jury, he will be handed oyer to the sheriff for execution of .the (feath sentence. , " To Bnlld New Home J (By the A!isocl»ted Pre .ss) I Wichita, Kans. June 14.—Tlhe Wichita council of the Knights i of Columbus Is planning a down town home that will cost approximately $100,000. : , • The building fund has been start- rn. several sites are under consideration and officials hope to be able to start building operations this year. - • It Is planned to make the building one of (the finest Knights of Columbuil homes in the southwest and to make It large enough to take care of a substantial expansion of the local council. TO STOP KLAN PARADE Attorney General GrlffKh Glvex Or. ders to Stop Klansmen From FaradInK In Regalia. (By (he Associated Pre.w) Topeka.Kans. June 14.—Law enforcement offitiers in Chase county were instructed today by Attorney General Griffith to stop a Ku Klux Kla nparade at Stronig City tonight if the Klansmen jappear "disguised in robes and masks." . The Instructions were 'issued after Mayor W. P. Rettiger of Strong City asked the attorney general what to dp. The mayor said plana for thie parade were announced in a newspaper. Klansmen were notified to meet.Jn Emporia at 6:30 o'clock tonig&t'and leave for Strong City at 7. • Telegrams were sent b'y the attorney general to Sheriff Charles H. Jacobs at CottonwQod Falls and to Mayor Rettiger. informing them of their responsibility In enforcing an injunction forbidding masked parades of klansmen. MoKt Vafaable/Athlete (By the Associated Prc.«s) Wichita. :.June 14.—Jimmie; Klav- ec. of Kingman, has bebn selected as the most valuable athlete at Palrmount college for the 192S-26 •season. . ' He has won three letters in foot-; bail, four in. basketball, is a first class swimmer and a wrestler of ability.' . He plays a guard position on both football and baskettiall teams. He was Awarded a iiosttion on the second i all -«tate football team last fall and honorable mention on the basketball selection.^ Klaver ifT"also one of the most popular men on Mie campus. LOTSAPEP. BRAZIL HAS RESIGNED BRAZIL OFFICIALLY WITHDRAWS FROM LEAGUE. Fear That Spain Will Also Resign From Leainie Follows Nollflrn- tlon Of Brazil's WlthdrawaL (By the A.sso<-iaUd Pres.-*) Geneva, June 14.—Brazil has resigned from the League of Nations. Notification of this stop, received by cable from Foreign Minister Pateheco at Rio Janeiro, created consternation in league circles. The resignation follows .Briuil's earlier withdrawal from the league council because of the refusal of the powers to grant her a permanent scat similt &nebuBly with Germany, who was promised one at th^ Locarno conference. Brazil remains a member, dp- spite her resignation from the league, by/vlrtue of the covenant, for two years from the- time the message waa sent. The departure of Costa Rica and Brazil reduces the league membership" to fifty three states, this number Including Argentina, who, althbugh she has not yet ratified the cpvenant,-pays dues and is represented on the disarmament and the council reorganization commissions. It Is feared that the Brazilian resignation will be followed by that of Spain, as both nations have been In the -same boat, with Spain refusing to be classified as a sccon- drfpy power, whfch non-promotion to the council would signify in her ey.es. • KelHey BiiyH. Shop. Roy Kelsey, for years one of the leading master barbers In lola. has returned to the trade and has purchased!the Palace harbor shop of Roy Williamson, taking charge today. Mr. Kelsey doubtlosa will enjoy the patronage of hl.s old friends who recall his harboring days in the Diamond barber shop. Lately Mr. Kelsey has.been a nio-. tor car salesman. Mr. Wililamsori plans to goto California. . Ex-Mayor of Howard ' rtles. (By the. As .-ioclatPd Prp.s.n) Howard, Kans.. June 14.—Charles F. Osborn. 65. served for two terms as mayor'of Howard, a city councilman for several terms and Bounty engineer for more than 20 years died here last night. , Will J'rovent I'unidr. fll.v the As.^ix-l.-itfl PfL-s.'O I Enip\)ria. Kaiis.. June 14.—Sheriff C. 11. Jacobs of Cottonwood Fails said this morning that the attpr; n^ .general had informed him by teU-phonc! that he had'wircd an order for him to stop any parade in which Ku KIu.v Klansmen might appear in masks. •This was news to me,'! the sheriff said. "I had nut heard of any plans for a parade and I believe it is all a mistake," Sheriff Jacobs said he wpuld do all In his power to stop an illegal p:i- rade and would prevent It beforehand if he eould. IIPIIANS Tj MAKE RAW Chief Heavy Downpour Will Try- To Invoke .Injilter I'luvius T<. Action. Glacier Park.'Mont.—The rainmaking contest to be participated in by incdicinc men of many Indian tribes at tlie senii-centennlar celebration of the Battle of .the Little Big Horn on the Custer Battlefield June 24. promises to be the weirde.st number on .the program. Chief Heavy Downpour (that's his real name de plume)' of the Glacier National Park reservation has been entorod by the BJackfoot tribe a.s the faiost succcisful' holder of the maKic key tlini turns on the faucets of the cloud.s in the .sc-.l'.on of the country where his P 'Oi )le live. Wlic .h .-uiviscd of hib entry us an agilaif)r of the Thunder Gods the old Indian scratched his head somewhat iti doubt of his ability til perform effusivoly without nature's help away from the "homo grounds." tor. as he ex- Iilained through tlic interpreter: "Heap much more rain come down ht 'ro close to mountains than fall away out there on dry Iiralrie." Thirty minutes will he alloted lor ea(;|i nipdicipc nian to "bring on the liiDisture" and old timers along the I-itilo Big Horn say It looks ab If lu(-k niiRiil become" the deciding fiiCtor in this contest. I>uve POP Dead. . Dave Poeidlcd at Vi o'clock yesterday aftiTuoon .air his home', one and one-half miles sonthwest of I/aHarpe~ TIio funeral servicfe will i)o held from the home at 10:.30 o'clock tomorrow morning. Burial will take place in .Mt. Hope Cemetery at Humboldt. Sqadron of Twelve Planes to iLafid at Barber Field Tomorrow Morning Carrying K. C. Visitor A squa&ron of twelve airplanes, led by a pilot ship .In charge of Charles Dai-by, is scheduled to land on Barber aviation field,at 11 o'clock tomorrow moPhlng bringing thirty members of the Kansas City, Kanisas, Chamber of Commerce, here- on their annual goodtellow- shlp tour; The trip is the first of the kind ever given by a Chamber 6t Commerce. Previously the good- fellowship tours have been made by motor cars. The Kansas City squadron will be met at Ottawa by F. O. Benson, president of the lola Chamber of Commerce and Charles A- Swtggett, chairman of the lola aviation committee.; The two members of the reception committee will he augmented by B. T. Barber and Paul Neff, pllcits of the lola planes which will take President Benson and Cbalrhian: Swlggett to Ottawa. The Iblans will leave Barbier Field toinorrow morning. at 8 o'clock. They will await the Kansas City delegation at'Ottawa and fly with them on the trip to ibla. The weekly dinner conference of the Tola Chamber of Commerce has been advanced from Wednesday to Tuesday- and will be held_at the Kelley Hotel and the Kansas City men will be cuests. The visitors will furnish flie program for the noon hour. The lola Chamber of Commerce hopes to see every seat at the dinner tables Occupied and reservations may be made by calling 286 or the KcIIey Hotel. It is the^hope. also, that lolans who have cars will bo at Barber Field tomorrow morning to welcome ^he visitors. Officers will mark off sufficient space to accommodate the ten cars which will be used to bring the visiting delegation to the city hut-there will be an abundance of room for hundreds of cars outside of the restricted area. '" Secretary C. A. Dorsey said this afternoon that it was hoped to have the. boys banjl on Barber Field to furnish music although no definite arrangement could be made today. The Kansas City delegation will leave Ipla in their planes immediately after,thc dinner conference at the Kelley. U. C. T. IS GRATEFUL ORDER APPRECIATES CONTEX- TlOJi SUPPORT. lola Conncll Hears Many Favorable Beporf.s of the Satisfaction * Delegates Expressed. Describing the 1926 convention'as epochal In the record of the Kansas order, delegates to the state meeting of the United Commercial Travelers which closed a^ two day session here Saturday night asserted there appreciation of the welcome given them and the entertainment provided. .The lola council expressed its particular appreciation of the services of Charles A. Dorsey, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce and Miss Julia Irwin, office assistant, in assisting in arrangements for and handling the (Convention. "Another most helpful thing was the pitblicity given the convention by the lola Daily. Registler," a statement issued by the lola council said today." "The Register report was complete, cleverly written and displayed in the paper and a remarkable amount of' space devoted to the various phases of the convention. We certainly arc most grateful to the Register." The statement declared that the lola council extends Its gratitude to. all who assiisted in caring for the convention in any way and continues: lola Council Statement "The Icrta Council of the United Commercial Travelers has so many favorable reports of the manner In whlcli it entertained the Orand Cciuncli of Kansas on Friday and Saturday that the Executive Committee desires the general public anfl especially the merchants who personally Interested themselves in aiding In this convention to know Something Of the manner iu which our funds were disbursed and the' success we had in enter- (Contin'Ued on Page 6, Col. 1) BOARD OF MEDIATION President CooIIdgre Appoints F«nr Of The Five Members of the Board of .Mediation. (By the As.ioclated Pre.s.i) Washington, June ' 14.—Four- of the five members of the board of mediation under the new Watson- Parker railway labor ^act were nominated today by President <;oo- lidge. Those whose names were sent to the senate were former Repre- Fentativc Samuel E. Winslow of Massachusetts, for a term of five years; former Governor Edwin P. Morrow of Kentucky, - for four years; G. Wallace Hanger of the District of Columbiafor two years, and Hywel Davies .of California, for one year. Morrow and Hanger-were members of the railroad labor board. alMiished by the act which created the mediation board. Davies is a cpnciUator in the department- of labor. Winslo^ Is a former chalr- laan of the house interstate Commerce- Commission.' >'ew Crop Estimate. (By tije Associated Press) Wichita, Kans., June 14.—The Kansas wheat t^rop this year will total about 116.000.000 bushels, the Kansas Cooperative Wheat Marketing Association estiniated today. This is about 17.000,000 bti.shels less than the estimate of ' the state board of agriculture announced last week. The estimate ot the wheat marketing association is based on reports of its members from over the sUte.: Rain Helped Late Crops. (By the A .'soclatod Prc.is) Topeka,\ Kans. June 14.,—Com, alfalfa and; pastures in north central and northeast Kansas were benefitted "very* much" by/ rains in the last twenty four hours, S. D. Flora. United States weather bureau observer, reported this morning. ' . "But wheat and oats are too mature to derive any good from the moisture, although the cool weather will b^; good for both these crops," he said." Concordia, the center of a dry area, received ;1.76 inches of ;rain. A quarter inch rain fell at Goodland, but the weather bureau did not know this morning whether the general rain extended any distance west of Concordia. Centralia reported 1.72 inphes precipitation.. Hanover L15; -Hojtpn LIO; Valley Falls 1 and'Topcka .53. . Dolson Sees Father. (By the Associated Press) Girard. Kans. June 14.—Ed. S. Dolsdn, former cashier of the Farmers. State Bank of McCune, which he T »^recked nearly, five years ago. received a iiisit this morning in the Crawford county jail from his father. Rev. H. I. Dolson, former president of the bank. The senior Dolson lives iiQw at Coffeyville. He spent an hour with his son this morning. Officials said today that no decision had been made yet as to procedure in the prosecution of Dolson. CROWDS TO A CHURCH Hr .-^DREDS OF DELEGATES TO = SLNDAY MEETING. Annual Convention of Disciples of Christ, nrew .Many jind Program Was Fine. The convention of the Churches of Christ of. Allen and Anderson countips held yesterday In the First Christian Church wa-s a success in every w'ay. Nearly 200 guests were in attendance from Humboldt, Say- onburg, Moran, LaHarpe, Leanna, Garnett. Colony, and Mapleton. It was an all-day session with basket lunches at both' noon and evening hours. The Rev. J. E. Reynolds of lola, president of the district, presided during the day. At the Bible school hour the Girls' Glee Club, under the.direc­ tion of Miss Dora Adams, gave two selections "Beside Still Waters" and "Unto the Hills." and the Misses Virginia, Velta and Vinita Smith sang "I Love a Littlei Cottage." Greetings were extended to visiting delegates by Superintendent Dr. C. Z. Montgomery. A splendid talk on "County Co-operation" was given by the Rev. C. C, Scitern of Garnett. "The Rev. J. D. Babb of Girard. District Superintendent addressed the congregation at the morning worship hour, discussing different phases of church and Bible school work. He said that too many folks today are putting other enterprises ahead; of the church just at, the time when the greatest need in the world is for men, women and children to be more' interested in God and His church than anything else. The choir sang "Why Stand - Ye There Idle" at this service.' Taking the 8th chapter of Romans as a foundation for his theme "More Than 3 Conqueror," ;the Rev. C. H. Barley of Humboldt, at the afternoon session, told his listeners that God expected eyety Christian to' be more than a- 'conqueror, and that to be less was to faU. The Rev. G. M. Herod of Savonburg, talked on religious education, and brought out many fine points on the subject, "Co-operation Between T^wo . Part-time Churches" was the subject ot Rev. A. P. Slierman of the LaHarpe and Colony churches. He said that the biggest problems of part-time churches are those of leadership and rosponslbility. and urged greater* co-operation from the. larger churches, ,/ i Preceding the ayentng worship hoiiT there was an inspiring song service under leadership of Mr. Prod Steele, and the choir sang "I Will Abide .With Thee." The Rev. J. E. Reynolds reviewed briefly the work of the various churches during recent months. The Rev. .gci- tern preached the sermon of the evening on "The Gospel Train" with text from Isa. 35:8-9. It was a forceful evangelistic sermon given in a most unique way. The church was referred to as the train, ^d the speaker began the trip in patriarchal days, naming each step into the train coach and each coach of the train, finishing the. run as the gospel train entered the'portals of heaven. Mr. J. A. Fry^. Chairman of the local board, closed the sessions with a brief resume of the day. The next convention of the two counties-will be held at Humboldt in September. . (By the Assoclnt'di Pr.?=.s) ^ Gary, Indiana, June 14. —Seven men were killed, four of them instantly, by an explosion, believed to tie due to gas,, in a coke oven of the by-products of the Illinois Steel Company here early lo 'day. Seventy five others were injuredt- a dozen of them seriously, Avhen the two • story brick . building was wrecked. . Three of the seriously injured were ndt expected to recover. The dead includeil 6 negroes, two of whom died In a hospital. I About a hundred men wore em- Vioy^d at the plant. The force of the explosion, hurled them against the walls, breaking arms an<l ICKS. Resctie was'difficult, because tho. building was shatfercd, hlirying tiio victims in th'c dolirls. Two hours after llie bla.sl, rescuers still were searching tlie wreckage for other victims. J The Injured wore \nkvn . to tho steel company's liospit.ni hfire and to the city hospital. Many of tlioso Injured suffered only minor cuts and bruises. It was about 9 a. in., when, with a roar that was heard tw,o mile.'i away, the blast hurled tlie! l-ooC of the plant high in tho air and heav-, ed ojit the walls in a shower of bricks. Workmen nearby were nn .ible to explain what they had .seen. Thoy said the blast was like a thuiider- bolt out of a clear sky. The explosion w^as oh what is known as the saturation floor of the by-products plant-. While no authoritative statement could be obtained, .it was generally attributed to gas. Fire departments were summoned but there was little in the debris that w^ns inflammable and nearby buildings were not endangered. The wrecked building was abouj^ half a block long; with a shfeet metal roof. - • G. F. ALLEN FOUND DEAD IN HIS ROOM Deceased Was Well Known Here and Llfelonir F"rlend of Leo GIsh; Mr. F. G. Allen, a boyhood friend of Mr. Leo GIsh and known to q,uite a number of lola people, was found -dead in bed—at a hotel In Arkansas City, Kansas,. yesterday about noon. Mr. Allen's father, who lives in Ft. Scott pas.sed thru lola last night on his way to Arkansas City. The yoUng Mr. Allen was in lola only last Friday night visiting Mr. GIsh and was apparently In the best of health. No further particulars can be learned at present. AN EXPLOSION KILLSSEVEN COKE OTEX AT GARY, IXD, EXPLODES. SEYENmffi INJURED STILL JSEARCHIXG FOR MEX two HOURS AFTER BLAST, Force of Explosion liurls Workers Against Walls Breaking. Amis and Le ^rs. ALLEN COUNTY CLUB MEMBERS ARE HOME Trip to Manhattan Proved Very Profitable and Pleasant to the Dciegatiun. The Allen County Boys and Girls Clubs, together' with their leaders, Mr. Roy Qwin, Farm Bureau Agent and Mrs. Florence Syverud, returned home from their Manhattan trip late Saturday night. They were entertained during the! entire time in .Manhattan with various phases of Farm Bureau work including stock judging and other things pertaining to fann work along better lines. A number of prominent • people who are engaged in this line ofnvork. were present and gave instructions in live stock judging, growing of alfalfa, fitting stock for show purposes, etc. . A big banquet was sorvo<i Friday night. All report a line time aitd feel they are well repaid for. Hie time spent in making tlio trip beside? getting valuable inforniatioa in ciub work. A more extended -write-up will appojir in a later is-' sue of the Register. Sm FATAL TOIEGRO Soldiers On Way To Fori Riley Injured When Truck Skids On Concrete Slali. (By the A.s.s(M-ia|.d ITt-.'-s) Topeka, Kans. June 14.—Gug Templetoh, a solilier. was killed and five other men were injured severely when a truck in which they were riding skidded on the. Vict(>ry Highway a mile east of Topeka'.this morning.. Twelve men were -travcllDg in tho truck from Pittsburg to Fort Riley. Templeton and ten other men were negro soldiers from Fort Riley. They were re -turning to tho army post from PittsburK. where they played base ball yesterday.- Private John A. Anderson of Red Lodge, Mont., the only white man in the truck was among the in-* jured. A soldier In the quartermaster corps, he was assigned to drive 'the truck hauling the ball players. - People in lola will remember seeing a truck load of negroes garbed in army uniforms a.^ they passed through lola Saturday Afternoon. The Register inquired about them and JTounrt that they were ball players from the Xinth Cavalry, stationed at Fort Riley, headed toward' Pittsburg where they were to play Sunday. Oneof. lola's night owls told the Register that he had seen such a _ truck going north about threei' thirty this morning, and asking il^; the Register knew anything abouf^ it. He was told all the information' whi(^h was available, '\ 'and then comes the foregoing dispatch telling of the fate of thii same trutk load' of negro soldiers. , Today In Washington. Farm relief is before senate. Campaign investigation coiitlni ties. ' J

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