Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 2, 1933 · Page 1
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STATS HIST0IICA8. Bt«IlffT, » \COMP. / ^0PEKA»SA89I* 1 THE 'YOLUME^XX:^VI. No. 56. .Successor to The loU Daily Kepster, The lola : Daily Record, and lola Daily Index. IGLA, KAS., MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 2, 1933. Ths - Weekly Resister, Established 1867 The loU Daily Register, EstablUhed 1897 SIX PAGES NEW|fEAR INTO BEING AFTER A QipET HOLIDAY Fewer persons Than Usual Wiateh Old Yfear Fade I Into History CHRISTMAS AT FARM Inrnkesl Receive Gifts Financed by Big I Brothers now year, with Its promises, arid ambitions, was ushered into, lola at midnight Sa'tur- The hopes, gently day.- I ^ i . • Somcj, the times, arid a general "lay low" policy seeiried to combine to keep many persons at homi or In, private social gatherings Sat^rdt^y • night. Although there were twp special dances, the combined aljtcnaance was estimated at below the number that previously ' attended New Year's functions. Departing from the custom of several years' standing, the Ellc's Nfew Year's ball,, one of the social events of the year In lola, was for Elks only tJiLs year. The result was a much decreased attendance, although members of the organiza- . tion said they never had attended a better one.; Limited Number At Hall. A publicj dance held at Memorial hall under the auspices of the Webster S.' Bennett of the V. F. "W. also sawi a' limited number of customers, 'those who did . attend, however, enjoyed., themselves, according to ofQcials of the organization. Also on the list of public functions for the night were a midnight show at the lola theater and a "wake" spohsored by, the City Union of Young People at the First Methodist, church. City and county peace officers also reported a j quiet holiday. Sherifl Bud Hurley said that no arrests had been m.ade for the state and Chlf;f of Police E. J. Dunfee reported that only one celebrator had been held by them.. He was. not arrested on New Year's eve, but on Sunday night. , , Party At Poor Farm. New-°^ear's day, however, had a • double' meaning for the aged ^olk- living at the county poor farm. • Following; a custom that has prevailed for several years the Big Brothers financed a j Christmas par, ty at the Allen county poor farm .which was held yesWday, jsith all the details looked after by Mrs. Paul Bustard, with the complete co-operation, of course, of Mr. and Mrs. William Hicks who are in charge of the farm. 1 Since thej party was held on Sunday afternoon the program naturally took on a religious aspect and the'Rev. G. W. Horn, of the First Presbyterian church • of Humboldt brought a Christmas message, while his choir supplied most accepitable music, i In addition to this program Miss Carolyn McKarnln gave two , readings which were greatly enjoyed. ' , After extending the greetings of the Big Brothers Mi-s. Bustard presented a simple Christmas gift to each one of the big family, the gifts being- taken from a Christmas "House" covered with snow and TVith appropriate decorations. In reporting the party/Mrs. Bustard said that when it- was explained to those, present that their gifts.were elaborate as on former occasions because the heed was great, and that in ireceiving less they, were helping ^.others, the re.sponse was beautiful. - Some of the men, while expressing appreciation, asked Mrs. jiustard to take their gift and pass it on to sortie needy man who might have ffewer comforts than they have. A special dinner was prepared and served by Mr. and Mrs. Hicks, and the day was one that the 'old people of the farm doubtless will pleasantly remember for a long time. MUMM5RS DANCE AND PKANCE IN FREEZING WEATHER PhUadelphla, Jan. 2. (AP)— King Momus in all his glory strutted up Broad street today in his traditional celebration of the coming of a new year. His followers were not as numerous previous years, but those who marched and pranced and danced their way in the! face of sub-freezing weather, made a fine display. .. , Father Penn, havlnjg difficulty In meeting his 1933 budget, cut out his annual appropriation of $25,000 in prizes for the new year's mummers, and many of the former participants, decided not to celebrate this year. Philadelphia's annual show is carried on by New Year's clubs organized for the one purpose of •celebrating the advent of the new year. , There were 11 clubs in line in the Broad street parade where formerly there were 25. Twelve clubs joined in the stadium pageant. DEATHTAKES MRS. BRUNER Wife of Early-Day Resident of lola Dies at Age of 85 Death late .yesterday claimed one of the few pioneer lolans remaining, Mrs. Drusilla Bruner, wife of Elias Bruner, who has made her home continuously in lola since 1868. She was in the eighty-fifth year of her age. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2:30 Pi m. in the Bruner at 205 North Colbom. The Rev. N. L. Vczie will be in charge and burial is to be m'^e in the family plot in the lola cemetery. Mrs. Bruner was born in Marietta, Ohio, the daughter of E. S. and Drusilla (Allcock) Davis, May 19, 1848. In 1868 she came with her father's family to lola. other well remembered members of the family being her brothers, William E. and George Davis who for many years engaged in the .milling business on the banks of the Neosho river,Just west of lola. On the 13th of January, 1872,; she was united • In marriage with Ellas Bruner who at that time and for many years later was. associated with the Dayls brothers in the milling business. The Davis Addition tb the city of lola. that part of the town lying west of the Santa Fe railroad, was named for the Davis family, and one of its' streets is named for Mr. Bruner. So that the family n^es of Mrs. Bruner are Indelibly associated with the city of which she was a resident for 65 years. Mrs.; Bruner was the mother of four children, three of whom survive her:, ^rs. Lettle A. Northrup,. Mr. George Bniner and Miss Clara Bruner, all living In lola. She Is survived also by one sister, Mrs. W. C. Jones, of Billings, Okla. Mrs. Bruner was a beautiful girl and she remained all her life a charming and gracious woman, loved devotedly by her immediate family and held In the highest regard by a wide circle of friends., Her aged husband an5 her children and other, relatives will have the deep sympathy of the entire community. REVIVAL UNDER WAY Mr. and IVIrs. R. R. Shirk Assisting In Services it M. E. Church 5 CAL WARD AT ALLEN CENTER ^ Head of ^Kansas Fanners Union to Speak jat Open Meeting. ^ Cal Ward, president of the state Farmers union, will be the principal speaker, at the meeting of the Allen ' county ^J'armers union 'Wednesday " ' at 8 p. m. The meeting, to be-'held in , the Alleti Center school house, J. Is open to the public. V A program Is klso to be presented, ; and It Is expected that a large num- . ber of Allen countlans wilt avail i themselves of this opportunity to hear the head of the state organization speak. 1 WEATHER anTROADS FOR KANSAS—Fair and somc- i what warmer in west and north portions tonight; Tuesday partly ciondy. , ; I 1 FOR JOLA—Fair tonight; partly V rioudy TuFsday; little chanei^ in ! trmperaturc. • •Tcmpcrattire — Hlehcst yesterdny 45. lowest inot night 32; normal ^or today 30; excess yesterday 8: cx- •PCHS ulncp January 1 St 10 degrees; ! Ir this datcJast year—highest 42.; low• est 2.4.5 JPrcclpltation for the 24 hours end: Ing at 7 a...m. today, .00;. total for • this year to dale. .00; deficiency since January 1st .08 Inches. Relative humidity at 7 a. m. today 84 per cent; barometer reduced : to sea level..30.13 inches. K Sun rises 7:39 a. m.; sets 5:14 p. -i -m. _ . I. , Weather and! Dirt Boads. • Manhattan, CofleyViUfe, Arkansas . City, Wichita. Sallna. Pittsburg, clear,-xoads good. j '' Topeka. clear, rojfa^ fair. A good crowd and splendid Interest Is marking the Inaugural services of the revival being conducted at the First Methodist church according to the report of.the pastor, the Rev. W. P. Wharton. Mr. 'Wharton Is being assisted by Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Shirk of Neodcsha, song evangelists. ; , i As a part of the first -service In the revival thei children of the junr lor department of the Sunday school presented a pageant called "The Street of Hear;ts," which the con- Igregatlon found quite, fitting and appropriate. Tlie schedule' for the rest of the week as announced by Mr. 'Whaii- ton follows: Tonight, officials' night; Tuesday, ladles class night; Wednesday, men's class night; Thursday, young peoples class night. It was also amiounced that a boys and girls meeting will be-held at the church Wednesday at 4 p. m. .Mr. Shirk comes to lola highly recommended. His record includes eight years of work in union evangelistic campaigns. Mrs. Shirk is a musician of talent. She was director of inusic and religious education m the Presbyterian church of San Fernando. Calif., for three years and recently taught music and Bible at Margaret Barber seminary at Annlston. Ala. Tlic meetings start at 7:00 p. m. HEAVY GALES DELAY BREMEN Wind Velocities from 60 to 80 Miles an Hour Reported. New York, Jan. 2., (AP)-Tlie North Oci-mnn Lloyd line nnnounccd today that Uid Bremen had encountered heavy,gales In the Atlantic nnd would be more than a day late in docking. The vessel wus scheduled to arrive tomorrow morning. It is expected now late Wednesday or early Thursday. A message to the New York offices of the line today said the liner had' encountered gales with a velocity of 60 to 80 miles an hour begln- nhig at noon Sunday. It was 1,475 miles east of Ambrose light dt the time. I Among 465 passengers on th^ Bre- nien are Fritz Krelsler, viqlinlst, Count John McConriack, Irish tenor, and Edward Everett Horton, miJtion picture actor. NEW BILL WOULD GIVE FARMER HIS FORMER INCOME Demos Pick Plan Designed To Give Pre-War Purchasing Power F 0 U R COMMODITIES Wheat, Cotton, Tobacco And Hogs to Be Included in Price Fixing Washington, Jan. 2. (AP)-^A newly devised emergency relief plan designed to guarantee the farmer his pre-war purchasing power despite price fluctuations was the bill chosen by Democratic leaders today for aiding.agriculture. For the ascorid time, members of the house agriculture committee gathered behind closed doors to study its provisions. A favorable report to the house was predicted by Chairman Jones not later than Wednesday. Carefully prepared by experts during the holidays, the |blll would fix "a fair exchange value" for four major farm commodities—wheat, cotton, tobacco and hogs. It defines this value as " the .amount which. In relation to the prices the farmer pays for commodities he consumes, will represent the same ratio that existed In pre-war years. Price Set on Hogs. On hogs, the "fair exchange value" Is fixed definitely at ZM cents a ijound through April, 4 cents In May and June, and .4%. cents for the remainder of the 1933 marketing year. The secretary of agriculture would proclaim "a fair exchange allowance." This would be the difference between the : "fair exchange value'' and the price actually received at local markets. An adjustment charge equal to the "fair exchange allowance" then would:be levied on "the first domestic processing." And every producer would be entitled to an "adjustment certificate" on his share of the estimated domestic consumption. To obtain this certificate—which would have the same unit value as the adjustment tax or "fair ex- chsniTe allowance"—^the farmer %vould have to agree to a 20 per cent acreage reduction or. In the case of hogs, to a 20 per cent tonnage cut and ja limit of 210 pounds! on the average hog lot weight. j The certificates would be redeemable at the treasury, half I in the first six months of the marketing year and the rest In the llast six months. The "fair exchange! allowance" would be , raised or lowered by the secretary of agriculture as required by commodity price fluctuations so that the producers' incomes would remain steady.. A motion was pending before the committee to eliminate hogs from the bill. In an open telegram to Jones, the Institute of meat packers said the bill would "Impair If It did not actually destroy the adequate daily cash market for hoigs." "The telegram, signed by William W. Woods, added: "We regard the proposal as an Injustice and danger to the livestock Industry." LAST MARINE DEPARTS Nicaragua to Settle Her Own Problems from Now on as Final Contingents of Americans Leave. Managua, Nicaragua. Jan. 2. (AP) The- last of the United States Marines were leaving Nicaragua today and Juan B. Sacasa became the first president in 19 years to start his term of ofhce without their reassuring presence. An American-trained native guard, .2,500 strong, henceforth will have the task of patroUng tills largest but most spafsel-y populated central American republic all to Itself. In his "inaugural address iyester­ day. President Sacasa said that aft>- er today "Nicaragua will be without the Marines and the country again vfill assume complete sovereignty." Rodolfo Espinoza, who with'Sacasa w-as victorious In the election held under surveillance of the Marines two months ago, was inaugurated vice-president. The evacuation of the last United States forces which have been a steadying influerice through times of earthquakes and other disasters as well as revolutions, got under way yesterday when the aviation squadron toojc off. Seven planes under Lieutenant Boi-den were to reach Minatltlan, Mexico, today en route to Browns- vlllei Texas. Five others under Flight commander Cajitaln Major were due today at'Havana on the way to MlamU Fla. Anotlier group was departing today. The last contingent, 480 officers and men. were leaving by train to- tiay for Corlnto to board the U. S; S. Henderson and U. S. S. Anterics, to sail for Quantlco, Virginia and' San Diego, Calif., respectively about January 7; ; Sixteen Marines were .reported marrlpd to native girls, who will take up residence In the United Slates with their husbands. A. A. STAGG IN HOSPITAL ILL Former Chicago Football Cimch Not Seriously Sick, However. New; York, Jan. 2. (AP)—Amos Alonzo; Stagg. who retired this fall as head football coach at the University of Chicago, was confined to the Medical Arts hospital today with a severe case of influenza complicated by bronchial pneumonia. Despite his agie, :71 years,' doctors in enlarge said his case was not dangerous. Kansas City Policeman Owes Life to His Wife Mrs. Gilbert Boddington-Tears Into Gunman As He Tries to Wrest Pistol From ^iusband, Forcing Him to Flee Amid Fatal (Shots From Policeman, Kansas City, Kas., Jan. 2. (AP)— The wife ^of a police chauffeur went to the aid of her husband, Gilbert M. Boddlngton last night'and when the results of an attempted, filling station hold-up haid been, checked one robber was dead, another was dangerously wounded and two worn-' cn were under arrest. Police Identified the dead man as Howard Lee Stanley, 24, of Canal Winchester, Ohio, and the wounded gunman as Charles Van Bibber, 28, of the same address. The womea said they were Mrs. Louise Stanley, widow of the dead robber, and Eva Slagel, 18, of WaUlns. Ky. Out for a Sunday afternoon ride with their two sons, the Boddlng; tons stopped at the station when the chauffeur saw a motor car there which answered the description of one used In a hold-up at the place Saturday night. Boddlngton identified himself to a man he presumed to 1^ the attendant and saw nothing hnusual about two men standing at a coal bin. As he stepped from the office, the "attendaint" leaped upon the poUce- riian and attempted to obtain hlsj AUTOPSY CLOUDS NOLAND SLAYING Authorities Wonder. at Bullets in Back of Slain Convict teeminole, Okla.. Jan. 2. (AP)— An autopsy revealing two of the five bullets which killed George Noland, escaped convict, here Saturday; entered his back, further clouded circumstances of the shooting today. Dr. Dwlght B. Shaw, who performed the autopsy, also said, the second bullet found to have struck Noland In the back was of a different caliber from that two state's prison guards said thby fired when Noland thrice shot wildly at them. . Meanwhile; (bounty Attorney-O. H. Pressbn. and his successor, Tom Huser, who takes office tomorrow, continued their efforts to learn what part Matt and George Klmes, notorious outlaws In custody of the guards, played in the fatal shootlng. i Huser today expressed a desire to question several "persons who may have witnessed the affair but who. he said, apparently had "scattered to the four winds." With the retiring prosecutor, he went over statenients already obtained, but declared he was, not satisfied with the part played by the Klmes brothers In the strange killing. • Actions Questioned. It was strange, he added, that the brothers were allowed so much liberty In Seminole, being reported seen In two speakeasies, while Matt could not be located for 30 minutes after the shooting. Both, however, were back in prison by Saturday night. • W. C. Turner and Atwood Thomp-. son, the guards, told Presson they were guided to Noland's hideout by the Klmes brothers, while Noland awaited a. reconciliation with Nellie Klmes. their sister. Nellie, 22, reported Noland told her.he planned to Hberate her brothers, who were on leave from prison to .attend the funeral of their sister. ;Mrs. C. H. Patton at Anadarko. "When she told them of the plan, she related, they said, "well, he'll have to kill us when he kills the guards or we'll go back to prison alone." Jackie Klmes, 17, another sister, who witnessed the shooting, said her brothers were unarmed and tliat as they entered the house, Noland reached for his gun. Brothers Were Armed. County Attorney "Presson said witnesses who saw the group enter the. house where Noland was killed reported the Klmes brothers were armed. He also said there was some doubt whether Noland was armed although a pistol and a sawed off shotgun were found beside his body. Noland, an oil field worker, was convicted of the murder of A. L. McCaslin, of Bartlesvllle at a country dance in 1926. Sentenced tb life imprisonment, he escaped from a prison road camp near Atoka last May 30. Matt Klmes, leader of the notorious bandit gang which terrorized the state a few years ago with reckless bank raids, Is serving a life sentence for murder. George Klmes is serving a 25-year sentence for robbery with firearms. BACK INTO HIS OVEN AGAIN Man Who Wouldn't Die Must Be Treated for Bums Once More Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 2 (AP) — jack Doty, the 28-year-oId victim of burns whoso recovery has been the talk of the medical profession, was back In his electric ."oven" today. Crltlcolly burned In an automobile accident ^ay 2, 1B31, Doty wa.s told he hod little chance to live. "You think I'm a dead soldier:" ho mumbled to .physicians. "HI show you." He crawled into a contraption strapped over his bed. It was shaped like an oven. Electric lights played on his scorched back and right leg to keep his! body at an even temperature. Skin-grafttag operations apparently made him "as good as new." Two months ago he crawled out of his oven.; The day after Christmas he was forced to return, it was revealed today. Friends said there was a small spot on his back where skin grafting was not successful. Hema,yhavetb jemain in the oven about a moatb. pistol. Horrified. Mrs. Boddlngton screamed, jumped from the car and began kicking the robber in the face. She stratclied his eyes and pulled his hair, these tactics forcing him to loosen his grip on the officer's pistol, which he had obtained in the melee. Alex Hudson, the operator of the station was being;held at bay by the second bandit. "When Mrs. Bod­ dlngton screamed, Hudson "wrested the pistol from the robber, who then raced for the car. Boddlng- ton's attacker followed. As they drove away, with their two women passengers, Boddlng­ ton, fired, killing Stanley, and wounding Van Blbben Stanley's body fell from the motor car Into the street. The other three continued their flight, but were arrested later at a tourist camp. Mrs. Stanley and the Slagle girl told police they did not know the men were robbers. Mrs. Boddlngton said she believed her hu.«:band had been attacked by a drunken man when she saw the robber leap after her husband s pistol. ' As soon as the fight started, she o>:plahied, "I knew he had more than a drunk inan to contend with. Every thought except to help Gilbert was erased, from my mind. I started In to fight as I never fought before." She said It was the first "real fighting" she had ever done. Boddlngton credited his -Kiie with saving his life, i "She's a great scrapper," he said, "although I hadn't dlcovered It before. In fact— •well, you. know how it Is." : • FAY A VICTIM OF KINPLYGESTURE New York Racketeer Is Slain by Employe Irked at Cut New York, Jan. 2. (AP)—Slain, by •the doorman of his ^garish mldtown inight club. Larry Fay, high powered Broadway racketeer, was a vic- itlm of his own modest gesture at iunemplojTnent relief, police said to- tlay. Fay,.a product of the Hell's Kitch- .en district, was shpt through the heart last night as he attempted to mollify a man whose salary had been cut to. make rcjom for another cmplpj^e. Pohc'e, discrediting shootirig may. have sfnlstcr aspect of a reports the had the more planned uh- jsct out to find doorman, who aerworld execution, Edward Maloney, a disappeared immediately after four shots had cut Fay down. The ione time milk "cznr" and taxicab; operator whjpse night club enterprises. once brought him as much as $10,000 a \yeek. died with three dimes in his pocket.. To Help Another. He w^is said by police to have cut Malonfiy's SlOO a week salary to $60 in order to take on another doorman at $40. Last night, Maloney ap)>i:ared and began an. argument with his employer. Five shots followed, all but one finding their mark In the man who had ridden around town for years in a specifically constructed bulletproof automobile. Fay began as a policeman but he didn't last long on the force.' His night life career started when he made a race track "killing", in 1918 and turned most of, the proceeds Into aj ta.xlcab buslneiss.. A few month^ ago he sold 200 of his cabs for $5 apiece because he said he could not afford to maintain them. Although his various activities were reputed to have netted him hundreds of thousands. Fay died virtually penniless. In the opinion of Police Commissioner Edward P. Mulrooney. He was made, a partner of the Casa Blanc'a Night club, scene of the killing, recently because of his large following. No Felony Convictions. With a record of 49 arrests, Fay's criminal docket was clear of felony convictions, the charges against him having been confined mostly to minor violations.. His most notorious arrest was in connection with the alleged Loose milk trust, in which he was .acquitted. Fay; who was In his forties, was credited with having started the first modem night club In Manhattan, with Texas Gulnan as the hostess. DEATH OF GEORGE RLU.COM Former Resident of Lallarpe Suc\ combs After Hemorrhage. George Malcom, formerly of La-i Harpe, died at Osawatomlc yesterday of cerebral hemorrhage, according to word received here today. He was 73 years old. The funeral Will be held tomorrow at the Sleeper service rooms at 1:30 p. m. and burial Is to be held In the LaHarpc cemetery. The Rev. A. V, Howland will officiate. Survivors include .Sam Malcom of lola, and L. P. Malcom of Tulsa, brothers; Mrs. William Hoover of Se4alla, Mo., and Mrs. J. JJL Carpenter of Windsor, Mo., sisters; and Mrs. E. B. Hutchson, a daughter, of LaHarpe. Fire At Hoover Ranch. Bakersfleld, CaUf., Jan. 2. (AP)— The warehouse and other property at the Hoover ranch, named after President Hoover, who at one time was a part owner of it, "was damaged by'a $20,000 fire today. The ranch Is located near Wasco, R0OSEVELTWILL MAKE SELF FELT IN CAPITOL NOW Although Only a Private Citizen, His Influence ' Will Be Seen on Hill A SPECIAL SESSION Congress May Convene in April, Leaders Say, as Conference Nears Washington, Jan. 2. (AP)—The Influence of . citizen Franklhi D. Roosevelt who becomes president March 4 wUl be strong In directing the -course congress takes in the next' two months in attempting to meet national issues', Although the Democratic legislative program is well pointed, the outlines of the tia&l drive and the extent of the ground to be covered will be more clearly defined at a conference of congressional leaders vrith the president-elect in New York Thursday. At that time also the question of an extra session may be settled, with Indications that one likely will be called for some time in Aprill The Democratic chieftains in both the senate and house are convinced that one cannot be avoided if campaign pledges on prohibition, farm relief and other issues are to be redeemed." , i' Congress Observes Holiday. Congress was in holiday recess today, but committees were called together to speed consideration of proposals to legalize beer and give financial aid to farmers through a bounty system. Beginning tomorrow the intensive drive to push through aiJpropriation measures, achieve economy in government operating expenses, reform the banking laws and prohibition repeal will be in full swing; A beer bill already has' passed. the house and a farm relief measure "will be taken up in that branch before this week is ended. On Thursday the senate takes up the Glass banking reform legislation. The Democratic leaders and Mr. Roosevelt will discuss all these subjects Thursday, attempting to reach conclusions on their ultimate success in passing congress and President Hoover's attitude toward le^ galized beer and farm reljef. The auestlon of biOanclng the budget through economy and taxes is a major topic and the conference im- doubtedly will settle what new taxe."; are to be proposed for the present. Quick Passage Later. The survey also will lay the groundwork for a special session if one is called, with leaders ready to tell the Incoming president that even If vetoes meet a part of their legislative program before March 4, the bills will be in shape for quick passage at an extra meeting. Railroad legislation and the general political situation likewise will be gone into. The senate judiciary committee was called together again today to consider the house 3.2 per cent beer bill, but a lack of a quorum seemed likely to delay action several days. A subcommittee will meet within a day or two to complete drafting of a prohibition repeal resolution. Senate leaders have proriiised prompt action on these questions and Indications were that the beer measure, at least, ."Will be disposed of sometime this month; The house agriculture committee met today to ftalsh work on, the farm bill. It is expected to be reported to the house by Wednesday and may be passed before Saturday. MARLENE DIETRICH SUED Blonde Film Star Charged with Breach of Contract by Paramount Who Asks $200,000 Damages. Los,Angeles, Jan. 2. (AP)—A suit for nearly $200,000 damages was filed in federal court here today against Marlene Dietrich, film actress, by the Paramount studios, charging,breach of contract. . The court action charges that .she refused to work under terms of a $4,000.-a-week contract, and asks that she be enjoined from working for another producer. . ' Emanuel Cohen, vice-president in charge bf production for the studios, said ^ that since completion of her last jjicture the actress has been paid $4,000 weekly on a contract expiring on February 19. Plans were made for another picture and with production arrangements complete, he said. Miss Dietrich arbitrarily refuses to go ahead. •'She now refuses to face the cameras and requests the cancellation of her contract for the few remaining weeks." said Cohen. "The costs of preparation of any picture are one of thel greatest items. A cancellation of thi contract now would mean that Paramount will not get the Dietrich It has already paid her lor. By reason of her, refusal, t^c company has been burdened by an accumulated loss of over $200,000. ': "W(i had hoped thot the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would have been permitted to arbitrate this matter, but Miss Dietrich's refusal has forced us to resort to the courts for interpretation of our legal rights for the"recovery of, losses sustained because of her failure to comply with her contract." . Six months ago the German actress became a storm center of the studio when she and her dh^ector Joseph von Sternberg walked olit In a disagreement over a script. IP TOtI MISS THE REGISTEB CALL m OR 520. CARBON MOUNTAIN STARTS YEAR OFF RIGHT • Durango, Colo.. Jan. 2. (AP)— Carbon Mountain, the wild bronc of-the Rockies wltli a hurr under Its saddle, startjed the new j-ear off with a hang. About 3 o'clock Suriday mom- ing, a loud' explosion was fol- . lowed by a slide of 250-feet of a section of the mountain 150 feet high. Sulphur fumes increased materially, adding strength to the belief an Ignited coal bed deep In the earth; Is- providing the push for the disturbance, i The . gulch below Carbon Mountain has] filled to a depth of about 75-feet with bouldprs and dirt, pushing ' up against the "side of another mountain. ;A11 day Sunday and.Sunday nl^ht, nimbllngs continued and •avalanches were noted. Tjie explosive new year greeting was ascribed by watching geologists to a gas pocket. Several years ago. a coal mine was worked-in Carbon Mountain, but the mine was abandoned when gas became so' thick that further, work was dangerous. SENATE HEARING ON BEER COMING Sub-Committee to. Sit on Constitutionality As- jiect Saturday Washington, Jan. 2. (AP)-»Thc senate judiciary committee today referred the house beer bill to a suh- committee for a limited hearing Saturday on Its constitutionality. To expedite consideration of the measure the committee Instructed the sub-committee to limit the arcru- ments to three hours on each ^de. The bill was sent to the same subcommittee which Is now drafting a prohibition repeal resolution. Headed by Senator: Blalrie (ft.. Wis.) It also includes Senators Borah, (R.. Idaho), Hebert (R., R. I.), Walsh (D, Mont.), and Dill (D., Wash.). Chairman Blaine announced the hearing would begin Saturday morning with the first two; and one half hours allccated to those contending the bill Is unconstitutional, the next threi hours to those upholding the legal! .y of the measure and the final 30 minutes to op- jjonents. To Constitui ionality. Chairman Norris said the ; sub- committeie has beea instructed tp confine the arguments to the '-'constitutional aspects .of the bill.": "The sub-conunlttec will -start hearings Saturday and hold them all day with a"vlew m "wlndlngithem up that day," Norris said. The judiciary committee acted today In executive session despite the aijsence of, a quorum after two im- successful attempts to obtain a majority of the comnilttee members during the holiday recess. Seven of the members were on hand and Chairman Norris had"-permission to count one\or;two others as present. ! Those there in addition to Norris and Blaine were Ashutst of Arizona, Bratton of New Mexico. Black of Alabama, Kink of - Utah and Dill of Washington, all Demobrats. Blaine Intends to ckll a meeting of the sub-committee 'before Saturday If possible to resume consideration of the prohibition repeal question. A tentative draft of a repeal resolution already has cone from the committee with provision for protecting dry states troni bootleg liquor and with authorizatloii to cop- gress to legislate against the return of the saloon. \ " Rcdraftinir Considered. During the executive ] session today the discussions turned to the possibility of redraft'lngj the (3olIler bill passed by the house Ito avoid defining an Intoxicating beverage. Some of those therel suggested that Instead of declaring beer of 3.2 per cent or less non Intoxicating, the bin should merely cbnflne the penalties of the Volstead law to bevr erages containing a higher percent* age of alcohol than tha' This, It was argued, Iwould remove the question of constitution-, allty because It Is generally con-j ceded congress has the right even- to repeal the enforcement act If It desires. Members of the. comn^ttee said they understood the sub-commlttee was to study this and other proposals for redrafting the CJolller bill. Senator Dill suggested his proposal for a "jury of tasters'! to taste the effect of 3.2 beer, but agreed that If the bill was'modlfleh as suggested this would be unnecessary.. HOOVER ON WAY BACK NORTH President Closes Senthemt Holiday Having Landed Five l^sh. Aboard President Hooveris Train En Route to Washington Jan. 2. (AP)—Concluding a nine-day fishing expedition, the President and Mrs. Hoover and their guests were speeding swiftly northward today after leaving Palm Beach, Fla., at 9:49 0. m. 1 Stjvcrariiundred spcclatork waved Mr. and Mrs. Hoover fardwcll at Palm Beach and a negro strthg band played popular tunes. With a police escort the presidential party motored from the Sallflsh club Inl Palm Beach, crossed the Lake North bridge, and camd to the Florida east coast railway station here where they were met by railway ofBclals. I As tliey boarded the tralp the chief executive and Mrs. • koover shook hands with Captahi Herman Gray, fishing guide aboard \whose sloop,"the Orca, the president had caught five sallflsh. j For several minutes after boarding the train; the president ana first lady stood oh the observation platform laughing and chatting Ha the crowd. ' . ' \ REVOLUTION MAY FOLLOW MODER!^ SOCIAL TRENIIS Hoover's Research Comi- mittee Issues Warnin|: I in Report Today > \ BEHIND THE TIMSS Social Inventions Lag Behind Physical Inventions, They Say New •york, Jan. 2. (AP)—A warning that the alternative to closer coordination of the social forces- in American life might be a dictatorial system In which violence might subordinate technical intelligence, was contained In the report of the president's research comimlttee on social trends, made public today. The committee, appointed by President Hoover In 1929, has spent three years studying changes In .In-- stltutlons affecting .\'irtually every phase of life. Its findings, based on, facts gathered by more than 50O investigators, occupy two volumes of 1568 pages, "Written by university' ot research institute experts. One alternative to a constructilvp social Initiative, the committee said, might be "a prolongation of a ix)llcy of drift and some readj'ustmentv as time goes on.' More defhilte alternatives, however, are urged by dictatorial systems In which the factors of force and violence may loon^ large...;.. Unless there can be a niore presslve Integration of social skUl^ and .fusing of social pmposes than Is revealed by recent trends, there can be no assurance that these alt tematlves with their ficcompahl7 ments of violent revolution, djirk periods of serious repression of Hl^f ertarlan and Democratic forms, the proscription and loss of many useful elements in the present productive system, can be averted." i. j Advisory Council Seen. An effort to coordinate social relations might result, the committee believed. In "a national advlsflry council. Including scientific, edu<^- tlonal, governmental, economic (industrial, agricultural and labor) points of, contact, or other appto- prlate elements, able to contribute to the consideration of the baiio social problems of the natloO. I "Such an agency might consider some fundamental questions of the social order, economic, govemmei^t-^ al, educational, technical, culturali always in their Inter-relation, and In the light of the trendy and posii- bllltles of modem science." A "bewildering confusion of problems" with which "nothing short-of the combined Intelligence of the nation can coije" is found by the report. They range, the committee sald-ln its review of the findings, from lih- perlallsm to . better homes and standards of living, and Include taxation, social Insurance," reorgaiil- zatlon of governmental units, goV-i crnmental regulation of industtyj shifting moral standards, mental hygiene and the future of demcjc- racy and capitalism; It found the, "major emerging problem" to lOe one of "closer coordination ahd more effective Integration of the, swiftly changing elements In-American social life." Avoid the Drifting.. As one of the necessities if this problem Is to be met It cited "wU-| llrigness and determination to un-i, dertake important Integral changes In the reorganization of social life, Including the economic and the i>o- litlcal orders, rather than the pursuance of a jwllcy of drift." The host of problems, the committee declared, have been raised the unequal progress of institutions affecting every individual. Physical sciences have been advancing: much more rapidly than sodlal «U- ences. Economic and governmental organizations have grown at a rapid rate while the church and the lam-; lly have declined In social significance. The organized labor movie- ment seems to be losing In tlumbers and vigor. = • : The committee said It did hot tfe-- lleve in a "moratorium upon 're-i. search in physical science and in-i vention, such as has sometimes bcfen! proposed," but held that "social in-l vention has to be stimulated to keep place with mechanical invention." j President Hoover said in his fore^ word to the volumes: "SlnCe thCj task assigned to the committee was to Inquire into changing trends, the^ result Is emphasis on.elements o' Instability rather than stability in pur social structure. , 1 Latest of Series. "This study is the latest and most comprehensive of a series, some 6f them governmental and others privately sponsored, beginning in IWl with the report on 'waste In lndU3-| try" under my chairmanship. , "It should servo to help all of us to SCO .whcns social stresses ab eccurrlng and where major effortsi should be undertaken to deal with them constructively." \ tTlio members of the committee are Dr. Wesley O. Mitchell, professor, of economics, Columbia university,! cHalrman; Dr, William F. Ogbuwi,' professor of sociology, University bf; Chicago, director of research; Dr.| Charles E. Merriam, professor and chairman of the department of po- ^ lltlcal science. University of Chl- cago;- Dr.- Howard W. Odum, d}-i rector of the Institute for research! in social science. University of North • CaroUna; Dr.AUce Hamilton, bf the ; Harvard school of public health; and Shelby M. Harrison, general director of the Russell Sage Foun? dation. Edward Eyre Hunt Is executive secretary. 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