Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 31, 1932 · Page 1
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/ COMP. ' TOPEK^tSAM THE ( VOLIJME icxxvi. No. ^5. The loU Daily I{«giater, The lols Daily Record, and lola Daily Index. • lOLA, KAS., ^TURDAY EVBINING, DECEMBER 31, 1932. The Weekly Register, EatablUhed 1S67 Tbb Iol3 Daily ^Register, EstabUsbed 1897 SIX PAGSS NEW YEAR WILL No Regret Shown in Passing^ 6f 1932; Hope iWdonI933 DANCII^^G TONIGHT : mvg Ball and V. F. W. Party Head Entertain; ^ ment Program With' OS BOQtt grace ins possible lolaivj iodiiy were piPpfirliiK - to ^ushcr till! old yi',iir oiiti and were lookliip lorwiird hopef\iily to the ^.blrUi: Of-1933, lit mldnlKht tonight. AlthoURh perhuijs the ; best v thing that -cuiJ hn .snui nf ;i932 ;i.s thiU It Is practlfiilly ovor. th(! coming pf the new \\i>i\x will provide .the .'itlmulus Xor n^rrymaklnif over ri wide from - durWjj the week end. I 'fohlght there will be two dances, one, public, the other private. Tlie aiinuel-New =Year".'j ball! will provide entertainment for members ot the Eikis lodge and their families In; the jiTorthnip building;, while'mem­ bers ^of; the V. P. W. (ire sponsoring a. piiblic dance in the Memorial httll. Starting at 9 p. m.j BillStar- ner and his Masked M.irvels of WHB, Ksin -sas. City, willipl:>.y at,the Memorial hall dance, the first to be sponsored by the young; Webster S. Ben »et ;b veteraiis' post liere. A "Midhight Frolic." Moving picture entertainment for ihe^wetk end" will be climaxed with a midriight show at the lola iThea- ter .starting at 11:30 '«"clpck tonight, with a ;si )ec :alsia ?e .show and "souvenirs.^ noise -makers, and surprises" thrbw-ri in. The feature of the "midnight frolic" will be the picture "Pasjt Life." , . On Monday, the legal holiday, city land county offices, the postof- flce.jaiid the:two banks will be I clcS5 <|d, other biisinessjEs operating as us^al. '•' / ' "Wake" Party Tonight. The; churches all have announced regular programs for tomorrow, the sermon titlek ; generally indicating New Year'p messages are in store - • for '• the congregations. A "wake" lifffty,, sponsored by ;the Epworth League and i attended by the young people of tlie^ city, will be held at the Aaf,hodist church tonight, •Tomorrow ^will be a pleasant day for; motor outlng .s, according to the weathfer man, ' whose forecast for ; lola was "fair and warmer tonight B &d Sunday."! - i.Toni;ght's ' service ' in the First Methofllst church basement.^ sjjon- sdred toy city union of young people, will start at 9 o'clock and last until midnlifht. A rereatlon and fyllowshlp hour will be first on the program, In charge of Miss Doxo- ijiy RPberts, At 10:15 the Mcthbd- l^<t ladles will serve refreshments. • After -ft 15-mlnute Intermission a Wbrshijj period, directed by Miss June Thomp.son, will be held from 11:15 until 12 o'clock. The public, especially jioung people, Ls cordially invited to the watch party, according — t^o Miss Ivah; Hubbard, who announced the program, ' Topeka, Dec. 31. (AP)—Pleasant 'Winter, weather to ring out the old year and greet the new' was oii the |i books for Kansas under the weather man's -last 1932 forecast today. ; Warmer tenipcratures were on the way, fpUouing a dip into cold ;wcather jJes^terday. S. D. Flora, fed- oeral nieteoiplpgist, said, in predict-, ^ing clear skies and sunshine the -next day or sb. . Notlilng warmer' today than 32 to 35 was expected but. a moderation .was on the I way. Meteorologist Flora said, ..and i tomorrow's maximums •.'.would [be from 40 in the north to 45 i in the;south. Western Kansas would feel the warmer weather tonight, he - said. a,nd minimums there would be i above ithosc o^ last night. ! Minimums jforecast for tonight I were'18 to'22 in the north and 22 to 25 in ;the Isouth. Last night the \ mercury dropped to 42 at Goodland j ; and to 18 iki the cast. ROOSEVELT TO BKIEF PRIVATE LIFE Albany, N. Y., Dec. 31 (AP). : : President-elect Roosevelt sat in : : the weather marked old state : : house as New York's governor : : for the last time today. : "I'm leaving Herbert (Govern- : : or-elect Lehman) a few pencils, ; : a pen and half a box of safety ; : matches," he remarked, and : : then whispered with a laugh, : : Don't mention some of the oth- : : er things." One ol the "other things" is : ; a deficit in state funds due to : : shrinkage of Income from tax : : sources. : 'This chair I'm taking to Hyde : ; Park with me," he said, patting : : the high backed swivel chair : : behind the gubernatorial desk. One of the governor's last acts : ;: was the .signing of 50 restbra- : : tlons of citizenship to released : : or paroled prisoners. * : Winter maladies have cut the ; : guest list at tonight's dinner to : : the Roosevelt cabinet from 50 to : : St). About 10 p. m/ he will look : : in at the Inaugural ball and by : 11 will be on his way to Hyde : Park and a private life. Many state house employes : came to the executive chamber :'to bid Mr. Roosevelt good-bye, : His term as governor expires at : midnight tonight. FARM AID BILL WILL BE READY FORME SOON Report of AUbtment And Relief Measure'to Be On Wednesday WOULD HELP TRADE PUPILS TO HAVE MORE VACATION Holidays Are Extended Because of Influenza Epidemic With their attendance reduced about 20 per cent by the influenza, lola schools will not open their doors at the regular time Monday but will extend the holiday vacation to Wednesday of next, week, Supt. A. M. Thoroman announced today. The extension, however, will be at the expense of the u-sual Easter suspension, the superintendent said, and the schools will be able to close at the appointed time at the end of spring. Epidemic at Standstill. The decision to extend the holiday period was reached after a consultation with local physicians who reported that the Influenza situation was at a standstill. It is believed, however, that by Wednesday the epidemic will be definitely waning to an extent justifying opening the.schools on that date. In deciding to postpone the open- ine date lola school authorities were following a policy similar to the one Invoked In Chanute. Independence, and other towns. School children now nearly well after an attack of Influenza will have an opportunity to convalesce .completely, whereas were schools to open Monday they probably would return to their classes not fully recovered, endan- pering their own as well as' other children's health. Harlan Gcor^ HI. Mc -Jt of the teachers. Superintendent Thoroman said, are In good condition, but one!' Harlan George of the junior high school, being incapacitated. ' During the last two days of school before the holidays 20 per cent of the pupils were at home with influenza. Under such conditions, the superintendent said, school could not be conducted efficiently. GIBSON INFANT IS DEAD Society Girl's Child Dies While Father Awaits His Fate. V WEATHER and ROADS FOR KviNSAS—Fair tonight and Sunday'; warmer tonJgrht and in j cast and S9uth portions tonlgfht. i FOR lOLAJ-Falr and warmer to- ' '• night and Simday. 1 Temperature—Highest yesterday .: .10, lowest last night 19: normal for > today 31; fexdessj-esiterday 3; excess * since January* lst,.6(31 degrees; this "date last' ycor—highest 41; lowest 29. : i Prepipitatlon for the 24 hours ending ot 7 a, m. today, .00; total .0 /or this year to date, 27,76; defi- clcncy since Jartuaiy 1st 9,96 inch- i.-si . : ; • '. Relative humidity at 7 a, m. today ; R8 ix)l- cenlij barometer reduced to •f .sou icvcl, 30.55 Inches. Sun rlses.7:39 rt. m,;scts 5:12 p, m. ' . i" • . KiihsiiR Weather and Dirt Roods. Emporto, clear, rohds fair,: - Cotfeyylllc, Manhattan, Ottawa, clcarj roads ]good. Arkansas City, clear, roads fair. Wlchlto, clear, roads fair to I- rough-'. . i 'I Sallna,; clear, roads good. Pittsburg, {clear, roads good. To }>eka, deer, roads fair. Tappan. N. Y.. Dec. 31. (AP)— CJharlottc Gibson, society girl, mourned today the death of her 12-dny-old daughter. Marj- Joan Gib,son, The child's death, which occurred yesterday, was announced by her grandfather, Robert Gl'oson, lawj-er. Beyond the announcement of the death no details were given.' The Infant's father, Sidney Homewood, riding master. Is in New CJity jail awaiting the outcome of his appeal from completion of seducing Miss Gibson under promise of mar- rlace. On the stand Miss Gibson testified that he told her he had broken his engagement to another girl and tliat he promised to marrj- her. Homewood said he had been willing to marry but had refused when Miss Gibson's father demanded that they separate immediately after the wedding. Miss Gibson's parents, it was learned, had planned to adopt the infant, sell their home and move to another part of the country. Bounties to Farmers Expected to Lift Buying Power Washington, Dec. ; 31. (AP)— Chairman Jones annoimced after a iRiectlng of the egi'lculturc committee today that a domestic allotment farm relief bill will be reported to the house "not later than next Wednesday." Tho committee took no action today, confining Its work to a study of the detailed provisions of the proposed bill which would pay a bounty, to producers of wheat, cotton, hogs and tobacco on tlieir sliare of domestic consumption. To Act Tuesday. "We will meet again Monday and hope to act Tuesday," Jones said. While the bill under consideration contains the four great staples recommended ifor inclusion in the plan by organized farm leaders, Jones said that whether all will remain in the bill to go to the house was undecided. "The committeef has iiot yet voted on what commodities' to include, he explained, "but for the purposes of the committee's work all four have been Included." To Aid Bnying Power. "The bill is designed to increase the purchasing power of the farmer and give buying powei- a start that will help lift the country, out of the depression," Jones said. The bill contemplates paying the farmer a bounty on the basis of domestic consumption sufficient to raise •. the purchasing power of wheiat, cot^n. hogs and tobacco to their pre-war parity with industrial conmiodities. To accomplish this, an adjustment charge equivalent to the ; difference between present prices and prices necessarj- to secure the desired parity would he levied on the processor. Huge Fund Seen. Jones said he was imable to estimate how great a fund would be raised in one year, but some esti- mates'have run between $500,000,000 and $1,000,000,000. Designers of the plan would have this charge passed on to the consumer after as much as possible is absorbed in the handling between .the farmer and the retail counter. Tax to Be Elastic. 'In Jan effort to prevent the adjustment tax from being taken out of the producers' price, the committee is considering nwking It elastic so that if market prices drop too low, the tax will Increase, maintaining the, Income the farmer receives. Packers have testified that If a tax were levied they would be forced to pay less for hogs so that the price the farmer received plus' the, bounty, would be n6 greater than' his Income today. The committee hopes to prevent such a result by making the tax elastic.. FORD PRO'VES HIS HEALTH Car Magnate and Wife Lead Their Guests Throngh Old Dances. Detroit, Dec. 31, (AP)—So completely recovered is Henry Ford from his recent operation that he Is again enjoying one of his favorite recreations, old fashioned dancing. In the ultra modem setting of the Ford Motor company engineering laboratory, Mr. and Mrs. Ford led 200 guests through the steps of the schottische, the varoHViienne and the waltz last night in the first of their old style dances tliis season. It was Mr. Ford's first appearance at a large gatiiering since his operation a month ago. He was a jolly host and moved through the intricate steps of his favorite dances with his customary grace and vigor. MRS. ROZELLA EVANS DEAD. Sixly-Fonr-Year-Old lola Woman Dies At /Noon Today. Firemen Are Thankful. With the mercury hovering around IB degrees shortly after 7 O'clock this morning, members of the, fire department were thankful when the alarm which brought them to their feet shivering turned out to be a false one. A smhll garage fire on South Cottonwood was extinguished by the time the alarm was turned In and the men did not have to make the run. Library Closed Monday. The lola' public library will be closed Monday, the legal New Year's holiday, according to an announcement today by Miss Luella Varner, Uifrarian. Mrs. Rozella Evans, 64 years old, died this noon at her home, 609 Soutli, State. Mrs. Evans, long a resident of lola, is survived by two sons, A. D. Young, lola, and C. E. Young, Lin wood, Ark.; a daughter, M,rs. M. H. James; of i Whlttenburg, Texas, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. R. H. Coblentz, lola. Pimeral services will be held at 2:30 p, m. Tuesday in "the Sleeper service rooms. The place of burial has not been determined. Watt Fnnerat Tomorrow. Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie B. Watt,"85-year-old Neosho, county pioneer who died In Chanute Friday morning, will be held in the Chanute Presbyterian church tomorrow a:t 2:30 p. m. Mrs, Watt, mother: of Thad N. Watt and W. A. Watt, of Chanute, had many friends in Tola. IP YOU Miss THE REOISTEB qAUi 157 OR 699. _ THE CLOSING YEAR. By George b. Prentice. TIs midnight's holy hour—and silence now Is broodhig, like a gentle spirit o'er The still and pulseless world. Hark! on the winds The beU'a deep notes are swelling. 'TIs the knell Of the departed year. No funeral train Is sweeping past; yet on the steam and wood. With melancholy light, the moonbeams rest, Like a t»le, spotless shroud; the air is stirred. As by a mourner's sigh; and on yon cloud, TJiat floats so stlU and placidly through heavten, The spirits of the seasons seem to stand- Young spring, bright summer, autumn's solemn form. And winter with his aged Io<ik&—and breathe In mournful cadences, that cbuise abroad Like the far wind-harp's wild and touching wail, A melancholy diirge o'er the dead year, Gone from the earth forever.; "TIs altlme For memory and for tears. Within the deep still chambers of tlie heart, a spectre dim. Whose tones are like the wizard's voice of Time, Heard from the tomb of ages, points its cold And solemn finger to the beautiful And holy visions that have paslied away And left no shodow of their loveliness Oii the dead waste of Ufe. That spectre lifts The coffln-lld of hope, and Joy, and love. And, bending mournfully above the pale Sweet forms that shimber there, scatters dead flowers O'er what has passed to nothingness. The year Has gone, and, with It, many a glorious throng Of happy dreams. It's mark Is on each' brow. .Its shadow in each heart. In its swift coprse. It waved its sceptre o'er the beautiful. And they are not. It laid Its pallid hand Upon the strong man, and the haughty form Is fallen, and the flashing eye Is dim. It trod the hall of reveh-y, where thronged The bright and joyous, and the'tearful: wall Of stricken ones is heard, where erst the song And reckless shout resoimded. It passed o'er The battle-plain, where sword, and spear, and shield Flashed In the light of mid-day—and the strength Of serried hosts is shivered, and the grass. Green from the soil of carnage, waves above The crushed and mouldering skeleton. It came And faded like a wreath of mist at eve; Yet. ere it melted in the; viewless air. It heralded its millions to their home In the dim land of dreams. I Remorseless Time:— Flerci splriii of the glass and scythe!—^what power Can stay him in his silent course, or melt His iron heart to pity? On, still on He presses, and forever. The proud bird, The condor of the ,Andes, that can soar Through heaven's unfathomable depths, or brave The fury of the northern hlirricane And bathe his plumag6 in the thimder's home. Furls I his broad wings at nightfall, and sinks down To rest upon his mountain-crag—but Time Knows not the weight of sleep or weariness. And night's deep darkness has no chain to bind His rushing pinion. Revolutions sweep O'fer earth, like troubled visions o'er the breast Of dreaming sorrow; cities rise and sink, Like bubbles on the water; flery isles Spririg. blazing, from the Ocean, and go back To tlieir mysterious caverns; mountains rear To heaven their bald and blackened cliffs, and bow Thelij tall heads to the plain; new empires rise. Gathering the strength of the hoary centuries. And rush down like the Alpine avalanche, Startling the nations; and the very stars. Yon bright and burning blazonry of God, Glitter awhile In their eternal depths. And, like the Pleiad, loveliest of their train. Shoot from their glorious spheres, and pass away, To darkle in, the trackless void; yet Time, Time the tomb-builder, holds his fierce career, Darki stern, all-pltlless, and pauses not Amid the mighty wrecks that strew his path. To sit and muse, like other conquerors. Upon the fearful ruin he has wrought. Goes Hunting In Cream Can The tale of the monkey who couldn't get his hand out of' a coconut and Kipling's yam of the tug of war between the elephant and the crocodile (or was it an alligator?) took a back seat today when the story of Arnold Ellis' dog, a cream can, and a 'possum was made public. Arnold is the ll-year^old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ellis, of Pleasant Valley HiU district, southwest of here.. Arnold heard his dop Brownie making, a considerable fuss. In the pasture. Brownie's liowllngs were wafted to the boy?s ears *a quarter of a mile away. Arnold ifound the dog with his head stuck fast in a discarded cream can, and from the critter's -actions: and wailing it was evident Brownie was not pleased. The boy was imable to hold the large can with his hands and so he sat down on it, his legs in a firm "scissors" hold around its neck. Brownie pulled and he pulled and, finally, he pulled his head out of the can. In Brownie's mouth, explaining why he had been unable to get his head out of the can after once getting it in, was a 'possum. The 'possum weighed six pounds. To ^Urt Hevival. The Rev. Richard Traver, pastor of the Free Methodist church, today announced the opening of a revival period, to l^t indefinitely, at the church here tomorrow nii^t. O. 6, Porter, of Wichita, will be the mni gelist, the local pastor, ah old friend of the Wlchltan. leading the singing. "Mr. Porter's messages,"- Mr. Traver said, "are clear and lnq>irlng. H^ can make.the truth as dea^ and reasonable as anyone I ever beard. JCJU enjoyj working with him again." Mr. Traver sings hymns and gospel tunes ovier stJatibn KGGP, Coffey- viUe, from 10 to 10:30 a. m. eacb SWday. WILL DISCUSS MILK College Specialists to Hold Three Meetings Wednesday Men who produce milk and lola women interested in milk as a food will hear lectures by Kansas State college specialists here Wednesday, according to an announcement today by Dan M. Braum, county agent. Starting at 10 a. m. in the Legion room at the Memorial hall D. M. Seath and W. J. Caulfield will lecr ture before milk producers. Mr. Caulfield has definite information on how to produce clean milk niuch more cheaply than It is now being produced and, in these times, according to Mr. Braum, every producer ou^t to avail himself of Mr. Caulfield's ideas. In the afternoon, starting at 1:30 p. m., the dairymen will address lola women In a meeting sponsored by the city federation'of women's clubs, of which Mrs. Lillian Wright is. president. In the evening, in the LaHarpe high school, the college specialists will conduct an open meeting sponsored by the young men and women of the farm bureau's study club. Everyone interested Is invited to the meeting. Miss Pearl Martin, home and health sanitation specialist from the college, also will address the meeting. , BRUTAL MURDER OrCLEYELAND WOMANBAFFLES Few jClues Found in Mysterious Slaying of Bookkeeper ROBBERY A VIOTIVE But Killer, Working Rapid ly, Overlooks Valuable Items Cleveland, Doc.'31, (AP)—Twenty detccti|/cs headed by Inspector Cor- nelluij J.'Cbdy w^ere at work today on one of the most sensational murder mysteries In Cleveland in many months. With only a few clews to work upon, they werq, hunting the unlden- tlfli^d fjlayer of Mrs, Ruth Steese, 26, a bookkeeper for the Cleveland Society fJDr .the Blind. Mrs.j Steese was kidnaped and slalh yesterday, within a space of 40 minutes. Her body was found,in an jautomoblle she had been driving,' abandoned at the side of a highway on the outskirts of the citi • With her hands tied'behind her shelliaci been blindfolded with a dirty piece of cheese cloth, strangled with lier own scarf and shot twice through the head. Apparently robbery was the chief motive, police said. Nearly $200 the woman had obtained at a bank was missing when passing motorists discovered, the bodjf, crumpled'In the rear seat of the car. The police found,I however, that the slayer also had planned, but, abandoned, an attack 0^ another nature. Disclosure that \ Mrs. Steese had been apprehensive of violence was made by lier employer, Miss Violet A. Wainrier. "We police made repeated requests for jprotectlbn ijecause we feared some of the characters that are found in this district," Miss Warriner said. She recalled that less than £^ year ago she and Mrs. Steese escaped a man who tried to enter their automobile; Pollqe said the cheese cloth apparently had been • used by an auto- mobilej washer, and planned : to question several negroes eniployed in th^t trade in the same neighborhood as the women's offices. The time element Involved showed the slaying was accomplished in an unusually speedy fashion, for the body was found 14 miles from' the place iwhere Mrs. Steese was' last seen alive—a bank in a busy commercial district on the East side. Of greater mystery was the fact that the slayer, after taking time enougl;! to go 14 miles, and then to bind, jblindfold, and otherwise tic the victim, departed apparently in such haste that a diamond ring was left on her hand, a watch on her whst and more than $5 in her purse. I Herbert E. Steese, husband of the victim', was, imable to throw any light qn thei tragedy, nor were her parents. -Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Glllmore. NEW YORK WON'T LACK IN SPIRITS : New York, Dec. 31. (AP )4 : Prom the Bowery, wh^re they'll : merely pass the "smtke" bottle : an extra round, to Riverside : drive where churches will re^ : sound with Hosannahs, New : York got ready todair to clasp : 1933 to its bosom. { • ^ : As for Broadway—'!Don't ar: rest 'em unless it's real serious." : said Police Conmilssioner Ed: ward P. Mulrooney with a twln: kle In his eye as he [moved up : curfew time from 3 a. m., to 5 : a. m. He ordered extra policei: men out in the belief that this :. New Year's eve will set records : for hilarity, f Federal agents will keep an : eye on proceedings, but—"Theri : will only be the regular enforce: ment; ihat rumor about- drying : up the: city is all bosh,"; said : Andrew McCampbell, distrlcit dt- ; rector of prohibition enforco: ment, : Along the white way iirlccs of : theater tickets skyrocki'od, but : in hotels and night clubs the : cost of dinner and entertainment : is a lot less than last year. HUNDREDS PAY FINAL TklBUTE Funeral of Dr. Mitchell This Aftemocn;Body To niinbis CHICKEN THIEF SENTENCED LaHarpe Youth Gets 60 Days in County Jail for Misdemeanor. Furman Williams, 19 -year-old La­ Harpe youth, this afternoon wa.i sentenced In district court by Judge Frank R. Forrest to 60 days In the AUen county jail for stealing chickens. Court costs also were assessed against Williams, who three veeks ago pleaded guilty ito a misdemeanor charge of stealing 21 chickens from F. O. Stanford,, farmer living south of LaHarpe. The complaint against 'WUllams was filed last May 12. Unused Gold to Be Liquidated The Christian, and First Methodist churches of lola are planning to do their, bit to preserve the gold standard in the United States, according to plans made public today. Starting tomorrow and continuing for thiree Sundays thereafter members Of the Christian chufch will bring old bits of gold jewelry—spectacle rims, watch cases, rings, and the like—and., items of silver to the churclji. The metal will be deposited in a large chiclble at the door, and at the end of the campaign will be melted and refined by The CruciDle company, Philadelphia, and 70 per cent of the metal, or its equivalent in money, will be returned to the chiu:ch treasury. The Methodists will confine their campaign to one day, two weeks froni tomorrow. According' to statistics prepared by the Philadelphia concern, in the fifty years- from 1880 to 1930, gold used ^ the arts and in Industry amouijted in value to 1,700 million dollars, one billion of which it is estimated has gone out of use. Campaigns similar to the ones started here, .already carried out in hundreds of churches elsewhere, are ex- pectec to reclaim for use much of this ' lost" metal. The campaigns over; ht? country are expected to have a wholesome effect on the Amerl,can money situation, besides helping out church budgets to a consi(^orablc extent. A gc^ldcn nugget the size of a hen's egg, according to County Attorney Prank Toylor, who described the campaign, is worth $280, and there is doubtless that much or more unused i gold among the effects of church members here. When I the campaign was startled in lola it \was recalled that in the days Jwhen' the English pound was in tljie greatest danger Britons everywhere converted their Idle jewehry, into usable gold to bolster the currency. That, however, is not the \ rlmary purpose of The Crucible company's campaign.. Hundreds of persons representing not only lola and AUen county but the entire state as will gathered in the Baptist temple this dfterrioon to pay a last tribute to Dr. P. S. Mitchell, widely known lola physician who died here Thursday. [Scores of others already had vlated his bier, which lay ;lh state at the chiu-ch until the time of the funeral, 2:30 p. m. Followhig the fuiieral the bodyi was prepared for shipment tonight; to Matoon. Uli, the doctor's old.^ home, • where burial' wlU be made] Masonic bodies at Matoon, at the request,of the local lodge, were pre-' paring a ritualistic service iat; the grave. The body wis to be accom-l panied on the Sunfl jwer Spefclal tonight by Mrs. Elizabeth Kiniel; the doctor's mother-in-law, and his niece. Miss Pauline Middleton. ; The funeral addrtes was given by Dr. J. H. Sowerby, who eloiuently described, Dr. Mitel lell's useful career as a citizen of lola and of the state. Dr. L. D. Johnson, Of Cha- nufe, one of the do itor's oldeist Tpro- fes$ional friends,- spoke briefly, as did; J. B. Kirk, Dr. Mitchell's fellow- townsman and lodgp member. Special music was prepared by Mliss Florence Hobart and was, by request, the same as ,wa8 presented at the funeral of Jlrsi Mitchell, two years ago. Mrs. Pied Bergman and the Misses Maxine Melton and Jean Coghlli sang a t -lo number,, "No Shadows Yonder." from "The Holy City." Mrs. Berg nan sang a; solo, "Lead, Kindly Llgl t," and the ithree, with Mrs. Eugene v. Worsham^^sang a quartet number "Ood WiU' Take Care of You." ; Pall bearers wsre selected from among Dr. Mitch all's colleaguies In the medical profjsslon. Representatives of the sta e medical society, of which the loli man was president, as well as local boards aiid ECONOMISTS There 9f other state and organizations. CANT AGREE b a Depi«ssIon, All Right, But PMu«eas Vary. treatment - for which 9II could Meanwhile, a Chicinnati, De<. 31. (AP)—A large group of American economists today came to tie conclusion of a four-day clinic, ipparently without having discoverefd a diagnosis and depressions upon unite. delegation of statisticians planned to bring their part of the 12 concurrent conven- tiotis of social i nd ecohoml" scientists to a close with the 1933, business forecasts (f Ool. Leonard P. Ayres, of CleveUnd, and Dr. Lionel D. Edie, a resefarch director. The sociologists In,the convention were concerned todav largely with community pfoblen s. Among the delegates, much interest remained in a discussion of gol.d, silver, commod ty and price rela-; tlonshlps at wiich the conference over depression; and other problems seemed to com i to a head. The economists produced diagrams, charts and statistics, but after the symptonts of the depression— suffering country had been noted, they still retained varying; Ideas as to what prescription to offer. MURDER SUSPECTS ARE HELD Three Negroes Qncstloncd In Shoot- big of Night Watchman. Wolletka, Okia,, Dec. 31. (AP)— Three negro suspects were held today for questioning concerning the tJoylng of night marshal J. c. Wll-*: son here lost night, but the only v/itness to the killing hid failed toJ Identify them. Wilson was shot and killed when: he surprised a burglar at a grocery- Ftore. R. L. Webber, a baker wa? with Wilson when he was shot. One of the negroes was taken tq Okemab for safe-keeping. RUSSIA SET FOR SEiND S-YEAR WiJRK CAMPAIGN Failiirfi of First Pl^p Re^ch Goal Calls fdr HNew Start IMUGH IS ACHIEVEP M ;— : Industiialization apd Coli lectivist Farttiing Are Accomplished . Moscdwi Dec. 31.; (AP)—Russia's masses will take up the seconif five- year plari of its unique soclftllstld governnjcnt tomorrow, transfbmlod into a cation of workers. ' OuUtuHdlng among achievements of the'first five-year plan .which became a-matter of historical Record today, in the view: of one Soviet authorifcyi was that:backward'Rus­ sians have learned,to use • their hands in;modern Industrial puiBUlts. ; Farms CoUeHIvlzed. It may be several weeks ^before final fsgtires will be; publishecj, dis- clokhg successes and failures if the first plah to meet the actuaj^ program foj construction as set-down by Soviet officials. \ The establishment, of-a heavy industry, making Ru&sian independent of the world to a great Octent for manufactured, and- the pHehomenal spread of collective and $iate farms are two obviously impoffapt achievements. ' . RuKia was faced today with the worst', food shortage; since thtf first five-yea,r plan was inaugurated. The direct reason for this was- th^ subordination of light Industry, producing kjortsumptlon goods, and this must be the chief aim of the £%cond f Ive-'year^ plan. : For Means of Defense. Leaders said this was nedlJSsary to provide the nation with a "tneaju of defense" for futute develoikuent. A^Jde from actual jiroductiort. Outstanding social and political achievements included: • , < • Tge -complete abolition of un- emiJloyment. ; Eradication of illiteracy among more than 50 per cent of thei Illiterate portion. • TJie conclusion of non-aggr,fessloa pa(*ts *Ith neighboring countries. cVeatlon of more than 100 titles, hitherto non-existant such as'Mag- net^pgorsk, the steel center; Dnle- ' prostroy. the site of; what Is'to be the: world's largest : power ^lant; Btolilnskl, and others.. I- lloal Exceeded.- •fhe fistabllshnient Of collectivized and state farms on 80 per c«nt of ^ thp entire cultivated,, area, wHereas oniiy 17 per cent was antlclpa,tjed. As for Industry, fbr the greater part of this year the Increase was only 20 iicr cent over 1931 wHereta a .34.7 per cent Increase was on the prograni. Almost without exception the year's control figures were not met. Every other year had «hown stibstantial production gains. Oi biislc key Industries, coal; plg- Iri^n, stpel, electrification and transport a31 were considerably Ifehind the plgn and among other heavy industrial branches only oil> and possibly, machine building,; can claim complete success. ./GAUNTLET TO SECRETARY ODnnaliy Again Accuses Hurfey in Fort RemovaJ CiDntroven^. ..Washington, Dec' 31. (.API— . Senator Connally, (D. Tex.), ftlter- ated in; a statement today tha? Secretary Hurley had said the removal o.f troops from Mar^a, • Texa^S, to pamp Knox, Ky., was due to ;a'de­ sire to', concentrate soldiers ' near jiopulpus centers to cope with pos- ^ble|."red" disturbances. .r-Oinnally told the;senate yesterday. In protesting the transfer of the troops, that wheii he asked Secretary-Hurley for ah explaiiatlon Hurley ."told, me it was their ^llcy to con^jentrate thesb troops' in a. few ET6at posts near the centers of'' population; and the setretaty of war, with a glitter 'of fear in his eyei referred to the; Reds and the possible Communists that mlebt be abroad;in the land." i HurlCy in a statement last night said he "had never told him .fCon- nally) that this country or any port of it wis in any danger from Communism or Bolshevism." AIMtE WILL -TOUR WORLD JEvangclist Wishes to Escape Turmoil of Lawsuits atid PubUfsity. Los Angeles, Dec. -31. (AP)—, Almec Semple McPherson Button, evangelist, announced today she would leave Los~ Ani^les in February- on: a world touv. She will be p.ccomiianled only by her mOther- lu-Uiw, Mrs. David button Srf "T am going to travel Incognito aa' much as possible," the evaagellst suld. must escape from ill the turmoil of lawsuits! and pilbHoIty- and from crowds and excltfement. Oceanttravel and qtilet will,;! am sure, restore my health. I do not know how long I shall be gone.'*^ Ihe evangelist said her hust>anc^ David Hntton Jr.—would remain In i.OH Angeles to assist In the.; management of Angelus Tlemp^e,- of wiUcbfShe Is pastoh ;

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