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INDIANA, THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1935. Member or International ews Somes EAST CHICAGO WHITING INDIANA HARBOR mm C3 1 mm ill Before Roosevelt NOT Congress Will Lay Bonus THE WEATHER WILL HAVE NO MORE TROUBLES MAYOR TOO HAS DREAM OF BUILDING FEAR LONG; NOW RACE TO PASS UNDERSLUNG LANGUAGE CHICAGO, March 21. (U.P.) Gen. Hugh Johnson maintained his reputation as a master of the stream-lined retort last night "General," an unidentified wit shouted during an address, "what would the N. R.

A. do if six-day bicycle racers demanded a five-day week?" Johnson paused in mid-phrase to answer. "There you have me," he said, "but we might send them to the A. A. A.

to be ploughed under." The former N. R. A. administrator jabbed vigorously at Donald R. Richberg, his successor.

"One newspaper recently contained 12 plain libels against me," he said, "but the only one I resent is a statement that I recommended Richberg to the president" FAST TRAIN TO RUN FASTER CHICAGO, March 21. (D.P.) The fastest train on the American continent is going to run even faster. Officials of the Chicago and Northwestern road announced that the "400," crack train between Chicago and St. Paul-Minneapolis, will reduce its running time over the 408.6 miles to 6 hours, 30 minutes, a reduction of 30 minutes. Average speed for the run will be 63 miles an hour.

KJI A ft 11 A DTI i i un munim SAYS DOG RACES flRP TflRnn HCRC nut. inuuu iii-iii. HOUSE IS CERTAIN TO PPROVE AYK1EMT Roosevelt Second President ta Face Bonus Issue So Directly By LYLE a WILSON (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, March 21. House bonus advocates are driving today toward the vote which is certain to approve payment of veterans adjusted service certificates by inflation, bonds, new taxes, or a lottery. Congress will lay a bonus bill on President Roosevelt's desk.

Its form is undetermined. Hard times have given the soldiers' demands a force unequaled since President Harding vetoed the bonus in 1922. Mr. Roosevelt will be the second president to face the bonus issue so directly. The bonus log reveals congress has been voting benefits to former soldiers since 1919, when a tax bill rider gave each service man $60 Mayor frank K.

Martin xtnd to enlisted men tneir umrorms. If 10 hours allotted to general BEDFORD, March 21. (U.P.) Stanley Jacobs, 23 found relief today from troubles that pursued him for several years. An automobile accident, In which he suffered a skull fracture, left Stanley with an impaired speech. A year later, during track practice at Bedford High school, he was struck in the head with a 16-pound shot Last summer Stanley fell in a coal mine and injured his spine so that he was unable to stand upright.

Stanley shot and killed himself last night WHITING MAN IS KILLED ON BOULEVARD Fifth Fatality From AutO Accidents in Hammond This Year The fifth fatality from automo- bile accidents in Hammond this year caused Hammond police to doubletheir activities in curbing recklessness today. The latest per- son to succumb is George Halaicsik, 66. 2601 White Oak avenue, Whit- Halajc3ik was almost instantly i i. .1.1,, ouuui. uuv a when he attempted to cross In- uiiumpuus uouievsiu near uuiie Oak" avenue In Robertsdale during i i.

I a uiivi.i taui ana vtol ouuv-n. two automobiles. The aged man was struck first by an automobile driven by Joseph Horvath, 30, 3516 Grand boulevard, and was then run over by a machine driven by Paul Petro, 27, 4108 Grand boulevard, both motorists being Indiana Harbor residents. Both motorists were arrested and held under $1,000 bonds each pend ing the outcome of the coroner's inquest. They were able to furnish bail and were released from cus- tody, nut vaiu iuiu (fuiitc uiai.

nc lancu i i -i I see xatticijuait uiii.ii ik was iuu late to' avoid striking him. The aged man, Horvath said. into the path of his car which was headed north, rth- Petro, wl i it 1 1 oeuii.u nurvttUia the jar as his automobile struck "7 luuuu iia.ajv,ain. ijn.g un pavement Petro told police that he loaded the man into his car and took him to Kosior's morgue, from where he tiro a fomAirAd Qf tl ra ITAeiAii'a niAffviia vrrv rViAA ha pital, Indiana Harbor, in an am bulance. At the hospital, it was said, the man was dead wnen ne was brought in.

Within a few hours after the ac cident two alleged drunken drivers were arrested, both of whom had been involved in accidents. J. C. Trinosky, 57, Syracuse, Western Union lineman, was taken into custody after his ma chine struck a telephone pole at 165th street and Summer boule vard. Trinosky suffered a cut over the left eye and injuries to his left arm.

Floyd Jones, 29, 4141 Magoun avenue, mast cmcago, was arrest ed at State street and Calumet ave nue after his car crashed into a wooden pole' which supports the traffic light cable. Thos. Pemble, 25, 3013 Berry ave nue. Whiting, was also taken into custody on an intoxication charge. He had allegedly been riding with Jones, CONTRACTS MAY BE LET ON FRIDAY Contracts for the six model homes which a land company will build in the Hollywood addition in Munster this year, may be let to- I I 1 I BILL TO REVAMP OF COUNTY Commissioners to Drop Out of Picture and Many Town- ships to Merge A governmental economy measure, advocated by lhe Hammond Times and taxpay ers" organizations ever since the depression became a realty, nnaiiy was incorporated in a bill which a special legislative committee, appointed by the 1935 general assembly, drafted today.

j.u tj, -rhu hill rnmriftpw" roviQ. the 1(117 V.T,. onllntv XnA form I o0n of boa rds of countv com- missinnprs nnd t-nr-Hnn in the the iarger counties of the state, Auditor High Man icv4 bite iiiuo unpvi vaiid uiiiviou i liru1. the renriraniyntinn Art hut he would be subject to the legist tive enactments and budgetary powers of the county council. The measure will be studied by the full legislative committee at its next meeting on May 3.

In the meantime the committee will visit other states to study tax laws, Part of the committee already as pone to Ohio to sturiv the con- io. -fo4. West Virginia. Kentucky jiichiean also will be visited. Enactment of the sales tax in In- depend upon whether unw.u tnnoraca alnnta a cnnial ftiiritv i ii LCU 1U1 stake AW UUb 1 uuuv- ing legislation.

In draftine county reoreanization generai reductions in township tax f.M the ctate rQ announced at Indianapolis today. the rnmTnittpe snirl. will more or less offset other tax- tA -o0, -vw proeram Mr SPRING ARRIVES AT 7:1 8 BEHIND CLOUD OF DUST Balmy Weather Descends on Middle West as Heavy Rain Drenches Region Spring arrived at 7:18 a. m. to- day after traveling a contrasty route first a dense rain and then a heavy dust storm.

Heavy rains swept the region yesterday afternoon and evening, leaving the air washed but warm, only to be followed about mid night by an almost choking dust storm from the west. Recent drouths on the Kansas plains gave rise to the dust clouds, which Swept the region late last night like a blanket of fog. "The dust from the plains was carried high above the cloud levels over Kansas," according to J. H. Armington, U.

S. weather forecaster at Indianapolis, "and the particles were swept over In- diana by air currents. There were no heavy formations of snow or rain clouds to impede I the progress of the dust toward Indiana and the middle west. Un- No particular damage wa3 done by the dust storm xcept irritation to respiratory systems or many people, the stoppage of painting jobs in some places and extra cleaning of the dust from interiors of homes and automobiles. At sunrise today.

5:52, the tern perature in Hammond stood at 50 degrees. The mercury climbed several degrees as the day wore on, with a bright sun shining in a cloudless sky. Spring made a per- feet debut. The sun will set todav at 6:03 and 'the moon will rise at 7:34 p. m.

DRAF MANAGING I AS YET TO GERMANY Roosevelt Directs State Department to Proceed With Extreme Caution By KINGSBURY SMITI! (STAFF CORRESPONDENT I. N. SERV1CE1 (Copyright 1935, by N. WASHINGTON, March 21. The state department has drafted a note of protest to Germany against Chancellor Adolf Hitler proclamation of rearmament in defiance of peace treaty obligations.

International News Service is able to reveal exclusively that the note, as now drafted, states this government "cannot conceal its regret" at Germany's rearmament which it considers a "voidance" of the separate American treaty of peace with Germany. Whether the note will be sent to Berlin has not yet been decided. President Roosevelt has directed the state department to proceed with extreme caution to avoid in volving this country in the present European crisis. The president does not want to take any steps which might commit this government to take sides. The state department therefore.

is desirous awaiting a clarification of the European situation and it is possible that no decision will be reached concerning dispatch ef the note pending the meeting early next week between Sir John Simon, the British foreign secretary, and Chancellor Hitler. Violation of Treaty The view prevailed in some au thoritative quarters, however, that Germany eventually should be notified that this government con siders its action a violation of the separate American treaty of peace. Under this treaty, signed In 1921. the United States was granted all the "rights and advantages' of the military clauses of the Versailles treaty, which Germany has re nounced. It is felt that it would be difficult to reconcile the representation which this government has made in the past to Japan against treaty violations unless Germany's atten tion is called to a similar breach of the sanctity to a treaty to which the United States is a party.

Ihenefore, the state department is waiting for an opportune time to notify Germany that this government feels obliged to call to its attention the fact that its action con stituted a violation of the Ameri can peace treaty. If the opportunity fails to pre sent itself and the European situa tion becomes so complicated that any action by this country might be interpreted as committing itself in regard to future action, it is proba ble that the state department will withhold the protest Meanwhile, the note is ready. ESCAPE EFFORT OF CHRISTIAN IS FLOP IN CHICAGO Jail Turnkey Ducks Behind Desk Now He's at Crown Point George Christian, 23-year-old leader of a desperate bandit gang, made a bold attempt to shoot his way out of the Burnside district jail in Chicago about 3:30 a. m. yesterday, it was learned exclusively by The Hammond Times today.

Christian, leader of a gang which terrorized Lake county motorists and storekeepers, in some manner had a .38 caliber pistol in his cell with which he sought to make his break for freedom. The young bandit requested a turnkey to obtain a cup of coffee for him. The officer, seeing no harm in doing the prisoner a favor, brought the coffee. As he opened the cell door, Christian suddenly produced a pistol. The turnkey made a leap for a desk which stood nearby and jumped behind it just as the bandit leader fired a shot over the top.

The turnkey managed to push the desk around so that he could push an alarm button and other officers rushed to his rescue. Christian, it was learned, made (Continued on Page Thirteen) Cloudy. Probably showers Friday and in southwest portion late tonight. Somewhat colder in ex-treme east portion tonight. Rising temperature Friday.

Sunrise, 5:52 a. m. Sunset, 6:03 p. in. Moon-rise, 7:54 p.

m. today. TEMPERATURE FOR REGION Temperature today in Hammond was 50 degrees above zero at 7:30 a. m. 62 degrees above.

lero at noon. Weather fair at noon. ITALIAN PROTEST IS MADE ROME, March 21. (LN.S.) Text of the Italian protest to Ber lin on Reich rearmament follows: The Italian government has given many proofs recently of its desire for international collabora tion and proposes to continue this same line, which answers the need of the people and the requirements of European neighborliness. "But it feels a duty to declare that in the event of future negotia- nuns, it cuum not simpiy accept as a de facto situation what has been determined by unilateral decisions which nullify engagements of an in ternational character.

"This procedure has been accept ed in principle by the German gov ernment itself in its communication of February 14. ine Italian government feels a duty to advance most comDlete res- ervations concerning the decision of the German government and probable developments. "The Italian government always intended fully to associate the Reich in collaboration in the system of the principal powers, which fully recognize the responsibility of the Reich as a sovereign state. "For this very reason the deci sion of the Reich becomes particu larly grave, especially because of the conditions of uncertainty which it has caused in all countries. NOVAK DOES TO THE CHAIR AND DIES HARD CHICAGO.

March 21. (I.N.S.) Chester Novak, 30-year-old killer, made good his boast that he would De tne tougnest guy that ever burned in the chair" when he was electricuted early today at Cook county jail. His executioners gave the self- styled "tough guy" the usual two olts of electricity after he had marched, soldier-like, to the chair, Witnesses assumed he was dead and prepared to leave. But he wasn't dead, as the six doctors who examined him attested. For the first time in the history of the county jail death room, two more burning jolts of electricity were ad ministered one of 1,900 volts, one of 900.

At 12:12 a. m. he was finally pronounced dead. Novak, convicted of murdering a roDDery victim wno was siow in raisin- his hands, ate a hearty meal last night and played pino chle with his guards until it was time to begin the death march. He refused spiritual consolation to the last Novak's principal hope of escap ing the chair collapsed yesterday I when Gov.

Henry Horner refused to intervene. THE SITUATION IN EUROPE I INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE The European arms crisis neared showdown today as France and Iitaly protested to Berlin over reich rearmament and Germany countered with a vigorous rejoinder, accusing the former Allies of violating their peace pact and disarmament pledges. Developments in leading capitals: PARIS France cited Germany before the League of Nations and sent a strong protest to Berlin, charging the reich with disturbing the peace of Europe by. alleged unilateral violation of the Versailles Treaty. ROME The Italian government dispatches a similar note, insisting German rearmament i must be achieved by interna- tional consent.

BERLIN The reich government flatly rejected both" pro- tests, staging a sensational counter-march by accusing the Allies of violating the Versailles Treaty long before Germany decided to restore military i HUGE GYM Martin Admits One Item on His Program Is a Recreation Center gruugingiy auuuncu ne is senousiy considering plan to obtain a $75,000 gym nasium Hammond with federal funds. When called by a reporter to dis cuss the matter, the mayor hesitated to go into the proposition in detail because his plans still are of a purely tentative nature. "I wish to study this matter carefully before I commit myself to any public statement on it," he said. "I can only say now that a modern gymnasium and auditorium for Hammond is one of my fondest hopes and that I am wasting no time or effort in realizing it In iaci, am uenouajj, tunoiuci jug the propostion from all angles, it In Hammond Program Mayor Martin has incorporated the proposed structure in his 10-year, $17,000,000 program for Ham mond. This program will be submitted to the federal government as soon as congress passes rwOOSeveit nuge WOrK-reiiei Dili.

The mayor hopes to obtain the money for the gymnasium, either as an-outright grant or as a self liquidating loan which will not add to the taxation burden on property er is necessary for us to supply ine government wun an aeians concerning each project in our pro- gram." Mayor Martin declared. "My administration is busy now col lecting the information required as soon a3 jt is prepared in un derstandable form, I will be in a better position to discuss the evm nasium proposal and all other projects contained in our the gymnasium and audi toriura will be erected, if federal funds are forthcoming, the mayor could not sav todav. He indicated. however, it will be built if possible, a location that will attract tne greatest possible revenue and pro vide the maximum amount of convenience for all purposes to which it might be put SHIPMENTS BY CARBIDE PLANT GROWING DAILY ispecial to the timesj WHITING, March 21. With I the new $10,000,000 plant of the Union Carbide and Carbon Chemi cals corporation operating at near I capacity here now, company of fi cials announced this morning that shipments of products are increas ing daily.

Several dozen carloads of chemi cals produced by the plant hav been shipped to customers or 'ware houses in specially-designed tank cars since the unit was placed in operation almost a month ago, The firm's pay roll totals approxi mately 300 men at present More will be added as soon as the re mainder of the plant is finished, Workmen now are completing the last unit When working at capacity, the factory will employ almost 400 persons on a full-time schedule of from 40 to 44 hours a week in ac- cordance with the codes under which the firm is operating, The Whiting unit reputed to be one of the most modern in the world, manufacture alcohols, esters. solvents, and similar products from waste gases numoed into the nlant produce denatured alcohol for com- mercial purposes. SMASHED WINDOW Richard Brunsell, 1722 Indianapolis reported to police at Rob-ertsdale yesterday that vandals smashed a window in his storeroom at 1734 Calumet avenue which he is remodeling open a tavern. Brunsell told police he suspects several persons of the 3eed. Damage to the window was estimated at $100.

MEASURE Senate Hopes to Forestall Any Further Delays in Passing Relief Bill By II. O. THOMPSON (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, March 21. Senate action on the 880,000,000 work-relief bill today developed into a race to pass the measure before Huey Long returns from Louisiana The senate has made such prog- ress this week, with Long absent, that its leaders hope to forestall any further delays by getting the bill through before he has a chance to renew his attacks upon it. Majority Leader Joseph T.

Rob inson had hoped to bring the bill to the point of passage today, But he now believes another day of two w-ill be necessary. One report was that Long would be back in Washington tomorrow. At his office, however, it was said he would not return-until Sunday, If the works bill can be passed tomorrow the senate will be held in session Saturday. Robinson goes to New York to night for a speech in which, accord ing to advance notices, he will attack the Townsend and Long rem edies for the depression. The speech may reopen the whole bitter field of controversy which Gen Hugh S.

Johnson brought into public focus with hi3 speech on the Pied Pipers Long and Father Charles E. Coughlin. If Long were in the senate to morrow he undoubtedly would re ply, thus putting additional obstacles In the already heavily clut tered path of the work-relief bill. As the senate resumed discus sion of the measure today the pro posed amendment by Sen. Robert M.

La Follette, progressive, Wis consin, boosting the total appropriation to $9,880,000,000, was the pending order of business. La Follette believes the govern ment has not undertaken a suffi ciently large public works program to stimulate recovery. KLEN PROMISES TO REVIVE HIS ONE-HOUSE ACT i lilting Legislator days His Pet Bill Will Have Better Sailing SPECIAL TO THE TIMES WHITING, March 21. State Representative Joseph E. Klen, of Whiting, whose one-house legislature bill was "lost in the last session of the general assem bly, announced today that he will introduce the resolution again in the forthcoming special session.

He predicted he will receive more consideration in the special session than in the last regular session, in asmuch as "a lot of the boys are ready to forget party lines now because of the pressure which the administration exerted behind the new liquor law. "The liquor statute," Mr. Klen ex plained, "is thoroughly unpopular with the majority of senators and representatives from the urban centers of the state. Unless the ad ministration sanctions amendments in the forthcoming special session to abolish the Sunday closing and other undesirable features of the law. a wholesale revolt will mate rialize." Mr.

Kien aaaea tnat nis one house legislature bill was virtually killed in the last session because of his persistent fight against ad ministration-sponsored measures. "They sent my bill to a commit tee," Klen said, "and there it died the natural death of all laws which the administration seeks to keep off the floors of the two houses. "But a different set-up will pre vail in the special session. It will enable me to force consideration of my bill on the floor of the house, (Continued on Page Thirteen) 1 SI 0,000 BILLS SCATTERED ON DEPOT PLATFORM Mrs. Isabel McHie Creates Scene at Battle Creek, Mich.

Station Yesterday ISPECIAL TO THE TIMESJ BATTLE CREEK, March 21. In what is declared to have been a publicity stunt a woman who first gave her name as Mrs. Isabel McCoy of New York but later, was identified as Mrs. Isabel McHie of New York, was removed from a Grand Trunk train where she had been acting strangely and taken to a hospital. On alighting at the depot platform, her handbag was dropped and from it showered ten thousand and thous and dollar bills in all amounting as police counted it to $173,505 in va rious denominations.

Her tickets indicated that she had boarded the train at Chicago and was bound for Montreal. On being taken to the hospital, she said she was the wife of Sidmon McHie, publisher of The Hammond Times, but re fused to answer questions of the police as to why she was carrying so large an amount of monex with her. She also had a jewel box with her containing a large amount of precious gems. It was learned that the HcHies have been estranged for years and Hammond dispatches say that she had filed several actions for financial accountings from her husband bhe is seeking to have a receiver appointed and demands property settlements, according to court records. She has been residing in Hammond for two years and has been made defendant in a divorce action charging cmelty and an ungovernable temper.

The suit is still pending. She is estimated to have a fortune of $500,000. As much as $10,000 might have been thrown from the train yesterday by Mrs. McHie. before the train workers found her.

She attempted to throw away another $173,000 while they were preparing to take her to a hospital from the train on which she was bound to Montreal from Chicago, officers said. Police were summoned to the train when the crew reported woman passenger was throwing $100 bills, into the aisle and stuf fing money through the Pullman ventilators. Search was started along the railroad route after the woman re marked while being taken to an ambulance: "You cannot get my money I've thrown it all away, the womans posses sion indicate that' she recently made huge sales of stock and bonds through the Fifth Avenue bank New York, police reported. Police were at a loss to explain why Mrs. McHie had been placed on the train at Chicago by an un identified man.

Her ticket called for passage to Montreal. Shortly after the train pulled out, Mrs, McHie began making remarks about carrying a great deal of money, the crew said. Then she seemed to grow agitated and be gan tossing bills in all directions. It was reported at the Mee hotel where Mrs. McHie makes her resi dence when in Hammond that she had left for a few days on Monday but that her baggage was left behind.

SCALDED FATALLY INDIANAPOLIS, March 21 (I.N.S.) Paul Smith was scalded fatally and Will Akins was burned seriously when a boiler at the In dianapolis Bleaching company plant exploded here today. lhe two men, employes, were trapped in a boiler room filled with scalding steam. They had been cleaning out a boiler. Several other employes, who were near the doors, escaped from the room with out being burned. syndicate deeKing 10 DegHl Operations Meets With Shoulder There will be no dog racing in Hammond this year.

This, briefly, is what Mayor Frank R. Martin informed two representatives of a national syn- dicate seeking to begin operations met and Sheffield avenues on the nortn slde of tne clty- Mayor Martin revealed today that he.had been PPacfaed by which operates dog tracks au over (k. u-ifh thoio nr no no the country with their principal tracks in Florida. The same group was also said to have been behind 1 the dog trade 'at Jeffersonville, Ind- last year. One of the representatives, "Mr.

Healey," of Boston, and uiitas" man, buuul uui mo liiayui at the city hall recently, Mr. Mar- tin revealed, to sound out the ad ministration's attitude towards dog racing. The administraton "attitude In.n rTrrtmA A frr ntn pic uyyuacu uuS 'J' Martin said- "and if are we are going to uPhold 1116 wishes of the people. Mayor Martin said his callers told mm a lot or tnmgs aDout norse Dewing ana uie operauons of race horse bookies. "If what these men say about Ule crookedness of horse racing and play the ponies in handbooks are a lot of 'saps and suckers'," and he added, "with apologies to Uenerai Johnson for using his pet phrase." A dog racing syndicate nas oeen seeking to establish a track at Hammbnd for several years.

iow- rtmv In of iraot OntnnriOO ever, last year activities oecame more pronounced and construction on a triple track for dog, norse and automobile races was started on the Sheffield avenue site, The W. G. Schroeter Construction company or Hammond started building operations last spring. A grandstand and kennels were erect ed and most of the grading for the quarter-mile dog track was com pleted. However, the Schonert ad ministration turned "thumbs down" on dog racing and the promoters started court proceedings to opcr ate under an injunction.

For some reason or other the petition lor tne injunction was withdrawn and building operations ceased. This week building operations were resumed. A crane was fill- mg in land around the track, ap- parently forming additional park- hng space HOLMAN TO ASK PERMISSION TO PAY 5 PER CENT Authority to pay a 5 per cent. dividend to depositors of the closed State Bank of Hammond will be sought by Frank C. Holman, liqui- dating agent in Hammond Superior Court No.

5 at 9 clock tomorrow morning. This dividend, if declared, will be the first which the bank has paid since it closed its doors almost four The court hearing tomorrow morning actually will De devoted to tne urst liquidating report wnicn the bank has presented since it was closed. This report was requested by the state department of financial institutions, the supervising agency over the liquidating agent. A complete statement of the amount of receipts and disburse- ments recorded up to Dec. 21, 1934, will be submitted.

The report also will contain a list of claims which have been allowed and a separate list of claims which have been objected to or are disputed, I I I i debate can be concluded today and other plans are disposed of, Representative Wright Patman, democrat, of Texas, will move to substitute his $2,000,000,000 inflation plan for the pending Vinson bill which does not specify how bonus funds shall be raised. There is to be a vote on the spread-the-cost Tydings Andrews compromise. It would pay veterans with negotiable bonds maturing in 1945 at face value of their adjusted service compensation certificates. The certificates also mature 10 years hence. The question before the house actually is whether to pay them now or then and how.

The Vital Test The vital test is selection of the method upon which the house shall finally vote. House leaders have arranged for that test to be made without a record vote. When ones of the proposals has been chosen for final consideration, the house can and probably will go on roll call record. A big majority for the soldiers is assured. The 16-year-old history of veterans benefits reveals the house uniformly generous, the senate less so and the White House least of all.

Here is the compensation log from the peace year to the present: 1919 $60 all around. 1920 House passes and senate finance committee kills first bonus 1921 President Harding in special message pleads for bonus postponement to avert national financial disaster. 1922 Harding suggests a sales tax to defray bonus costs: house ana senate pass bonus which is vetoed because it fails to provide revenue to pay costs. House overrides and senate sustains veto. 1923 President Coolidge's annual message opposes bonus.

1924 Congress passes and repasses over Coolidge'veto the ad justed service compensation legis lation now on the statute books. 1924-1930 Comparatively good times weaken soldiers' argument and no major legislation passed. Over Hoover Veto 1931 Congress enacts over Presi dent veto first depression veterans' bill to permit borrowing up to 50 per cent face value of com pensation certificates. 1932 House passes Patman cur rency inflation veterans bill as bonus expeditionary force gathers Senate defeats bill as bonusers pa rade in "death march" around Capitol plaza. Republican and democratic party platforms ignore bonus issue.

Hoover speech opposes bonus; Roosevelt against unless there is a treasury surplus. 1933 Senate rejects bonus two to Onp; Yin hmiKa Tnto House passes Patman bill Mit senate rejects. Congress over rides Roosevelt veto on relaxation of economy act reduction of vet erans benefits. President Roosevelt said last autumn he would veto a bonus bilL New deal legislators are looking for a suitable compromise. It may be tne ryamgs-Andrews plan.

BURNS CAUSE DEATH BROOKVILLE, March 21, Burns suffered by Mrs Pearl Conn, 26, while kindline fire at her farm home east of here, caused her death last night morrow morning. Henry Downey, der such conditions it is not un- years ago. It will amount to $17,000 by the Standard Oil refinery declared today. usual for dust clouds to travel and will be distributed among 4,500 by. It recently obtained a permit He said all bids have been re- thousands of miles." depositors and general from the federal government to ceived and tabulated and are being studied at present to determine the best otters.

Mr. uowney expects to start construction on the six homes the forepart of next month. This will be the first of a series of homes which the firm will con- struct in the Hollywood addition in the future. Financing under the provisions of the federal housing act has been taken advantage of in order to add to the attractiveness of the dwell- ines as an investment for families Hesirinir in nurchase their own homes..

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