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i'FfifJ^T^^ ! M ' ' 1 M ! Entered as second class matter. Get 4. 1895. at post office at Tlpton, : Ind.. under the act ot March 5. 1879. VOLUME XI* NO. 171. TIPTON, INDIANA, SATTODAY EVENING, AFBIfcj 20, 1035. CLUB PROJECTS ARE 10 BE STAGED State Director Says Plans Can Be Formed for Various Activities. MEETINGS ARE CALLED Persons Interested in Programs for Hot Months Invited to Attend. Hopkins Would Pay More »o White- Collnr Jobless Washington, April 20. — White collar workers should re- iceive higher relief wages thm others receiving aid, Harry L. Hopkins, relief administrator, believes. "t think the white cplla- worker deserves more becausa he, as a general rule, lives in a better house and is accustomed to a higher standard of living," Mr. Hopkins said. "You've got to be realistic. We've got the right within reasonable limits to give relief on the has:s of c man's previous status ii: s> ci- ety." The relief adminisv-ator *Md that a census of those on relief rolls, giving their previous status'and business experience, had been virtually completed and would be handed to Presi r dent Roosevelt soon. F. L. McReynolds, In charge of the emergency educational .pro- pram of the county, under the FERA stated Saturday that following a conference with state officials that summer clubs in Tipton county were available, if there were enough persons inter" rro^.s are available through After Twenty HoursJury of the month of May -without question and offer opportunity to the students whose schools close in April to liavo at least one month training in one of several lines.-It Tired Farmers Are Unable to Agree.' lomatic efforts to preserve peace, is believed the propects will bejjyjQpj. ADVICE NEEDED carried through the summer if interested. — Projecis include music classes.! dramatics, instructions in first aidj Lebanon. Ind., April 20.—Un- and life savinp, recreation and in lcss a verdict is reached within a Germany would not, on terms training mi theory and practice of few nou rs. the Mathers murder which would be regarded as corn- recreational leadership. | trial jury will be dismissed. Judge The groups already organized' John W. Hornaday announced the League from which it rein Tipton will continue as they i this afternoon. The jury has been signed—giving the necessary two have in the past through the'deliberating the fate of Theodore years' notice—in October, 1933. month of May and members can: Mathers, 21, since 4 p. m. yes then transfer to other groups or-jic-rday. ganlzed. The recreation program will in-i was fur from agreement was giv- clude ball leagues, both soft and en by John Everett, foreman, this baseball if enough are interested j afternoon. He reported to Judge and competent instructors will be > Hornaday that some of the mem- On His 46th Birthday Dictator Files Moderate Protest on League. MAKES NO THREATS With Note Comes a Humor •That He Will Invite Laval as Guest. Berlin, April 20.—Adolf Hitler, on his 40th 'birthday, today sent to fourteen nations represented on the League of Nations council an earnest, temperate protest against the council's denunciation ol Germany's violation of the Versailles treaty. He made no threats and he did not bar the way for Germany to return fully to Europe's councils. The birthday note, delivered to foreign offices in fourteen world capitals in the early afternoon, was accompanied by rumors that Hitler intended to ask Foreign Minister Pierre Laval of France, now the center of European dip- Germany's War Hero Honored F Military Treaty Mussed Up in Maze of European Diplomatic Affairs : Gener.l Ludendorff Von Blomberg General Erich LJudehdorff, left, Germany's outstanding living World ; war hero, returned to popular favor on the occasion; of his 70th birthday, is shown with Werner von Blomberg-, center, minister of war, as. they reviewed troops during ceremonies in honor of the I veteran general.. • • to visit him as his guest. There was no statement that. Wabash College Honor Student Freed of Charges in Federal Court. palible -with its honor, return to Thus it was indicated that Hitler's birthday note, delivered An indication that the jury while all Germany was honoring in charge. i bers were I10L voti »E a "d . ^ •>< oinrns 1 what he should do. The program staged at Sharps- .,,,,. . .. ville on Thursday night was a j "Go-on back m and deliberate, revelation to local people and also^'dge Hornaday replied, to three state officials who wU-j nessed the presentation and the, P Sharpsville gym was filled to ca- ; pacity. Following that performance the plan was announced for sum-! mer continuance of the projects. i liberating at 12 o'clock today, 20 In Tipton it is planned to have after receiving the case. The jurors interrupted their deliberations for an hour this morning while the judge's in- In Tipton n is piaiuieu m ncm. • , . t ., tT-Jstructlons were read the recreation classes meet at the, park and have a competent in- s ' structor. Under the rules persons between- the ages of 16 and 100, are eligible to enter the classes. to them Lebanon. April 20.—A jury of >12 tired farmers today continued -e eligible to enter u,e ™*. del|berate tlle fate ot Tneo . Music courses offered Include ^^ ^ Coalmont , group and semi-private piano n-j wkh the murder a£ Q stnictionT orchestral and band in- ,,„„„.„, fnrmor Wnhaq) structions. For the purpose of ascertaining the interest a series of meetings has lord V. Sounders, former Wabash Methodist minister. The case went to the jury at 4 D een VaUed7the first onei'- ">' y e8terda >'' Throughout the the Farm Bureau Hall tt|»*« the jurora ™ Tipton Monday night, April ,|i« ^^^ Th <* kept and the Windfall school building on the same night. Tuesday. April 23, organization meeings will be held at Kempton' and Goldsmith school house and on Wednesday night April 24, meetings will be held in the Hobbs and Prairie • school houses. These courses of Instruction are all offered free to those interested. locked up and advised to make every effort to reach a verdict. One of five verdicts can be returned •*- acquittal, first degres" murder, second degree murder, voluntary manslaughter or invol- Final Report Filed. Jacob Schmitt, executor of the estate of his mother Mrs. Mary Schmitt, has filed his final report In, settlement of the estate and It •will be presented-to Judge Rus- Continued on Page 2. him as its hero, might be a real present to Europe. His note was delivered, by messenger, ambassador, minister, charge or secretary, to Argentina, Australia, Chile, Czechoslovakia. Denmark, France, Great Britain, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and Russia. It was remarked that the note was sent to all members of the council, including Denmark, ths one nation which abstained from the vote which condemned Germany for violating the Versailles treaty by decreeing, on March- 16 compulsory army service and admitting the long known fact that Germany had a military air force. Hitler's birthday was an ideal one from the weather standpoint. It was a brilliantly sunny day. Flags flew on many buildings and there was a holiday atmosphere. Hitler, General Werner von Blomberg, defense minister, and other notables of the Nazi party and the army and navy, reviewed a parade of the reichswehr, accounted man for man the world's finest army with Its present 12- year enlistment for ordinary soldiers and 25-year contract -for officers. There was a stream ot visitors to the chancellory to congratulate Hitler. Continued on Page 2. WAS UNUSUAL AFFAIR (By United Press). Indianapolis, April 20.—Allan C. Bomberger, 21, Wabash college honor student who admitted "kid- naping" himself and sending a ransom letter to his father, was freed from charges of attempted extortion today by Judge Robert C. Baltzell in j federal district •court. | Ruling on a demurrer filed by the youth's attorney. Judge Baltzell held that Bomberger did not Exhibition of Work and Appropriate; Program Was Given Friday. MANY VISITORS THERE The Atlanta school closed day afternoon with an exhibition of the year's work in the gymnasium, and a program in the afternoon. The exhibition was excellent SIGNING IS DELAYED Trouble Over Terms Upon Which Countries Would Aid Each Other. (By Uiiiteil Tress). Paris, April 2:0; — France's military treaty with Soviet Russia was tangled today in the maze of treaties which European diplomatists have built up during thu post-war years as a guarantee that if and when a new welcomes it will be a big one. The treaty was to ' have been initialled here today by Foreign Minister Pierre Laval arid Maxim Litvinov, Russian foreign minis? ter. Instead, Litvinov left Geneva for Moscow aad" -Laval, tired out, intended to leave for an Easter holiday in the .country. It was explained that the' treaty draft was not completrj and thtU Litvinov was called home for political reasons. But the reason disagreement, really probably was a suscep- $S7,672,OG2 Estate Tax AYas Pnitl in X. Y. During March Washington, April 20. — Of the $664.339,757 in gift taxes collected by the government in March, $37,672.052, or more than half, came from. New York state. The total" for the country compared with 57,369.435 for a year ago. The revenue act of 1934 provided for a substantial increase in rates on gifts of S100. : 000 or more. The record among the six ,N"ew York districts was set by the "uptown" New York district, with headquarters at 341 Ninth avenue, amounting to $24,666,077. In the customs house district, $S,977,2S5 was collected. Next to the New York districts the best showing was in Delaware, where $4.02S;iS9 was paid for March. Youngsters, Al one in Canadian-Home, Trapped by Flames. OLDEST WAS ONLY (By Unitcil Presal. St. Emiie. Quebec. April 20. — Seven children. ranging from three to 13 years in age. were burned to death today as they clung together in -the flaming ruins of their new home. The children, four boys and tlble of easy liquidation, as to th» terms qn which France and Russia will aid each other in event j three girls/were left alone in the Germany attacks. '' Russia, believing that Germany portion of its territory- last night. Andre was the oldest of the in all departments and it attract-j Leaglie ed many visitors who also mained for the program. The program opened music by the 'township orchestra, led by Charles Carter and the remainder of the iprogram was as and Is ready to go to war to sat it, wants a treaty that will bring France to its aid directly. i France insists that the' treaty ' must be comported with the j the of Nations covenant. | Antoine and Gisele. the youn?- house by their father, Francois X. Renaur. when he went ten miles to Quebec City to work. They had moved into the house only IS BELIEVED Iftftl 'PULLED 1 Officials at Capital See on Dawes Loan Interesi as Mistake. . . REPULSIVE TO NATK»K;|^ By Making Full Germany Could Have Put ' • Allies in Bad Light. (By United Press). Washington, April 20. ^— Offl.-; cial opinion in Washington today; was unanimous in the belief that German officials have blundered again. This view was expressed, unofficially but openly, "in comment c the German's plan for avoiding! full payment of interest on Hie/;.... % . Dawes plan loan—a plan which i. ij wnuM hnvo rpQnltpri in rflnlc dis— ~?>: .--» would have resulted in rank dis-",,. ."rimination against American in-Tjf;;.,] vestors. The plan drew a. spirited^ /y protest from Secretary of StatetVL Cordell Hull. _ Officials side-stepped question^.'' ''••*. • whether there was - any dlreci^- bearing between this protest ajyl^ that filed with Germany recenflj]r% by European nations in conne lion with Germany's defiance the Versailles treaty arms sions. They made no effort ever, to conceal the thought that ^«I it inferentially leagues the Unifc~:.: ed States with the former allied; \Sj-f yji powers in the present European.; department officials re-. crisis. State sard Germany's partial default ..^.. iho bonds held by American ciii-, zents of much greater scope tha^ merely a default on a payment • Anare was LIU: UIUC^L ui. n*c . - *children and he took charge in due. Hull emphasized in the verh- of his father. . means .that the league i est _ were hungry and crying for | council would .have; to meet, and I t i ie ( r breakfast. The others, too, —. —_ _, o-- — mainder of tne program was «m violate any fedeyal law by threat- j fo)]ows . chorus , fir8t and second flnlnfrtnlinvmllimsolf . . ,. _* ns~t:»_. ening to harm himself. The youth is the son of L. Roosevelt to Greet Byrd on His Return; Admiral to Steam Up River to Capital f ' * L. Bomberger, Hammond attorney. The kidnap hoax was uncovered by. department pf justice agents several days after Bombergor appeared in Chicago and said ho had been released by his abductors. He disappeared Jan. 3 from Wabash college where he wps taking a post ate .course ?rad» and serving as ja part time instructor in romance languages. The following day his father received a letter from Indianapolis demanding 550,000 ransom. A second letter! was mailed the next day in Chicago. On Jan. 9 Bomberger telephoned his tatter from Chicago, saying two men and a woman had abducted him arid released him in the Illinois city prisoner in. Ind Department Washington, April 20. — Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, on returning from his second Antarctic expedition, make his official landing here'on May 10, and he ««= »««,«:ut C u tu -uu 6C « u = tor Approval May 2nd. The will be welcomed home by Pren- rejKtrt shows collections from all » of ll-.291.37 and dlsourse: ot the same amount. Ident Roosevelt. Thla announcement, made by the white house, was tfia first disclosure that Ad Mea«I*». Green, BOH ot Mr. l Green to confined miral would not make bis flnt landing Jn New Tort, a* he did on jhl« return,from hta first Antarctic expedition. The former revenue- cutter jtha admiral,. greeted by President Roosevelt. The president will first greet them on the deck, of the Bear, and tben after returning to bis own yacbt Sequoia, be will receive tbem tbere. In tbe evening a. rece£tkm to Admiral Byrd and the members of bio; expedition will be given by tbe officer* and truiteea of tbe National Geographic Society at Constitution MH. Dr. Gilbert Gnw- venor, president of the todety, will Introduce Admiral Bflrrd, who '_in^-i- : 4fc»i. : i »MH'<rf, ; ^jl'rtF«>«li:':' i -'.Jrill» after keeping him anapolis": of justice men grades; dramatization of "City Mouse and a Country Mouse," Billy Leonard, Charles Hughes and Philip Krug: Blue Bird exercise, group of children; song, "Three Little Pigs," Mary Alice Warfel, accompanied at the piano by Evelyn Warfel; reading, j'The Children's Hour/' Allen Overdorf; health demonstration, jchil- dren of Mrs. Azza Long's class: Arbor Day demonstration, Hiatt's class; vocal duet, Last Ronnd-Up," Garland j and Junior Ramsey, accompanied on the guitar by the former, | and solo, "I Found a Million Dollar Baby,". Garland Ramsey, playing his own accompaniment. The remainder of the program was in charge of the seniors as follows: Piano trio, Evelyn Warfel, Betsy Ross and Pauline Warfel; deilare Germany an'aggressor bo fore aid was given. Brooder House Burned. : Mr. and Mrs. Charles Liuebacli were at Frankfort Friday night and visited with relatives and friends and on their return discovered a brooder house on the' Perry Huffer farm between Scircleville and Hillisburg to be on fire. The building was destroyed together with 170 chicks. Mr. and Mrs. Huffer were at Mi?li- igantown attending the commencement exercises. Another brooderhouse containing .2;70 chicks nearby was saved. were assigned to the case. They found that Bonberger had registered at an Ir dlanapolis hotel the day ot his alleged abduction by comparing Ills writing with that on the hotel register. He had used an assumed name. Subsequently! Bomberger was arrested on thn Wabash 'campus to -which he hid returned.' He confessed the there had been family and that loax saying that dissentlpn In his he hoped to faring tion. He was char; mails In an at J«l3y IXUSH ?uu i i»"*"«> .•• •»• flea l nR t reading. Betty Hicks; ; hair- j ° and guitar duet. ,"Tho| 510 "' OG V , : _f-.-. ... «„•V.T«» weeks ago. Xe'w Hearing Granted. ! (By United Press). ! ; Chicago, April 20. — Federal Judge William H. .Holy today granted a new trial to Mrs. Majry Berardln. Bedford-Jones, -wife lot the adventure story writer, om .a jury 5100,000 "heart b a I m" Waltz You playjed for Me.'VJoo Warfel and Bob' Dunn; isolo, "When It's Rottnd-TJp Time In Texas," and "O|d FaltBfnl,", l :Bob Dunn, with his qwn guitar accompaniment; awarding of c^rtlfi- cates for perfect attendance, Klnnett; senlorj class . pro] Francis Mason; iroll fiall. Lo Murray; and ; I farewell song. f'Fare-Thee-Weli," senior class. them closer to ;ether by jhls ac•' ''•• I I ' ' ;ed with |u»lng the empt « •rti. Was Acquitted. .•"TTl . (By TJolUa Pren). Qoshen, April 20. — Joe Bdrone were ready for food. Andre set to work. He stuffed paper and kindling into the stove.. Apparently, the fire was slow in starting. Neighbors later said they believed Andre poured kerosene on the fire to make it burn. In any event, there was an expulsion and. -within a few minutes the frame house was in flames. Apparently 'the children were too frightened to run from the house or the older ones attempted to fight the flames until it was too late. All were trapped inside. . When neighbors were able to penetrate the ruins ot the house they found the .bodies close together, some with arms around each other. •Kathleen and Carolyn, 7 and G year old daughters of Mr. nntl Mrs. Floyd Woods of Oak street. are ill at their ; home suffering with mesles. Both girls are ro- pprted to be getting along as well as possible. . .. British Voters Sho^ Aims for Peace; Rises on Side of Curb\for Arms London. April 20.—Great Bi ain's popular unofficial -', refers dum on 1 ; the question-of war and peace—which Sir John Blnun. 41, was Blkhart I inurder clrcttl Charji [yesterday court >>yian: Foreign Secretary, : denounced the House of Commons as a grettable device for ascertain: the opinions of unlnfonned'psp- ple— h'JHk already the: Ol mark in the total date, /r^e baUppngi ' B97 British citizens .of voting age have' replied in the affirmative and only 18,391 ha\e voted no. i That gives 97 per cent lor the Leagne —which; tops it he list, althoug* the affirmative majority on allied questions are a,iso overwhelming. On the ques reduction of national: al protest delivered to the German foreign office by American Ambassador* William E. Doqdtt, that he regarded this as a flag-/ rant violation of a voluBtajry pledge of honor of the German. government. ; _-. The Hitler regime proposed, ia- stcad of arranging payment in/ American dollars, to make payr ment in "registered -marks," usable only in Germany for the- pur-- •;£•% chase of goods or services the country. When convartedi Ion ot all-around laments by aent . the to forrign exchange these "regi^-": tered marks" are subject to dla-", counts ranging from 30 to 35 ner'tiC"* cent. ^-/;' ; iK This meant, in effect, that tiki nationals of countries which " unfavorable trade balances Tjjjj£SPs*3 Germany could convert their J terest payments into "urrenaje»:< of their own countries at full fa*"~ ' value, while Americans WO have to take cuts ranging 30 to 35 per cent. The diplomatic blunder, in opinion of officials here, was nx in the apparently deliberate^, front to American bondhold a time when the American f department was leaning backwards to avoid taking in Europe's clamor against- man violations of the Ve treaty. The character of the dlplox •blunder was emphasized^ ^ realization here thati all of the allied gpy which 'are now protest many's treaty violations ^ edly will default again 15 on their own' debt: as they did last^Dec. : 000,00* the German could have kept its jf word with the holders, and: thua In the minds of the. pie Germany's can believe.