Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 3, 1933 · Page 1
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fTATE HISTOlICAl COMP.' 1^ TOPEKA; ••ffXKTY VOLUME XXXVI. No. 57. Successor to The lola DaUy Register, The Iota Daily Record, aad loU Daily Index.' lOLA, KAS., TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 3, 1933. The Weekly Register. Established 1867 The Tola Daily; Register, Established 1897 SIX PAGES; lOLANS PUSHING SCOUTING MOVE i IN COMMUNITY Greater Succeiss Predicted for Future Than ' Ever Before TO NEODESHA MEET The Rev. W. E. Van Patten To Speak at Annual ^ iCouncil Coi^clave ; That the iBoj- Scout 'movement, recotitly revived' in lola, apixjars riesifred for .greater success than it everftattained in the past is.indicat­ ed by the Interest bctng shown in the work by sevt»ral lolans, some of whom are plarirting ^n attending the Annual meeting ot the SeKan areaicouncil of :Boy Scouts to : be held ^In Ne'odesha a wrek. from today, i , . I ' • The program for the; opening ses- .slonof the annual meeting of the counCil'ha.s jitst been completed, according to announcement made, here today. This 30-minute jpponing" i^ro- gram will be for all group.s attehd- Ine the annual meeting. The; c<'.mmittce-on ^.rrangements ."ifeured Bernie ,'Goodnim of : SCHOOL OPENING POSTPONED AGAIN. Although the epidemic of in: fluenza is abating according to : reports of doctors, A. M. Thoro: roan, superintendent of the city : schools, said today that the : Chi:Js"tmas vacation would [be ex: tended another five days, classes : being resumed Monday, Jan. 9: "This Is being done purely as : a precautionary measiu'e," the : superintendent said. "The doc: tors say that the epidemic is bet: ter thap it has been, but they : fear that if pupils return to : school tomorrow as it was first : planned, they would become sick ; again and have to be absent. : "The doctors feel, that; if an: othflr few days can be given the : children under the; constant su: pervlsion and care of their par: ents, they will be able to return : to school Monday a>jd stay there. : Consequently, the school board : ha.s deemed it best to abide by : their (idvice. FARM AID BILL IS INTRODUCED Chairman Jones Expects It to Be Reported Before Adjournment iDecem- in the Wasliington. Jan. 3|(AP)—Tlie domestic: allotment farm relief bill designed to establish minimum prices on major agricultural commodities was approved by the house agri(5ulture committee today by a 14 to 8 vote. Chan&le. former camp director jfor the area. nnd. .in out.slanding .song leader, to take, charge of the pep and moral features! of this pro-1 gram.. W. N. While, president of thei area (jounril. will give a len-minute | addre.<Ls on the job of building char- _acter. and the balance'of the pro-, gram will be given over to the pre- | Washington. Jan. 3 (AP)—Chair- .sentatloji of distinguished service jman Jones today Introduced the em- ^hTttio!.^arBorSs"o1 ^^e ^exl1™^ reUef bill prepared by • pectect to make announcement of j '"e house agriculture committee to the reciplcnt,s of award.s some; establish mmimum prices on wheat, time early this week and that i at cotton, tobacco and hogs. ';. least orje such award would be made i The bill was introduced shortly in the .'=>eKan area. before a meeting of the committee Other Program Complete. to act finally on the measure. Jones Tlie fommlttec for the division on - expected iti to be reported to the ^ in ^fifuvional responsibility, which :house before adjournment, will include tropp committeemen. | Speaker Gamer said he thought It head.- of .spon.<inrinK in.stitutions. .best not to limit discussion but to pastors, and presidents of clubs'in-'Permit the house to debate the bill terested in a character building | freely.; program, also announced ihAt their • proirrani wa.s complete. . The §ev. W. E. Van Patton. of the Trinitv>'Meth6di-st church will present the subject of the institutional . responsiblity to its boys, to Its Scout troop and to the council, Mr. Van Patten has had a wide'experience , .in boys'-work and Scouting and was | for sevegal years a member of the executiv^ board of the_ Jaytawk Garner said it might be possible to reach a final vote:this week. Meanwhile. Representative La- GUardia (R.. N. Y.) said he was considering an amendment to fix^'prlces deiJinitely In the bill. The present plan would seek to guarantee a prewar value to the farmer by levying and distributing to him a tax on processing. . The bill as introduced by Jones area council at Topeka. He has just! would increase tariff duties on the ^ I four commodities by the amount of the processing „ taxes levied.' Since at present there is no duty on short staple cotton, a tariff of 5 cents a pound would be applied. The assertion that the domestic farm allotment measure was a recently become : a inember of the SeKan area executive board and" is thoroughly familiar with the sub" ject which he presents. / , . O. H.i Prather of Independence. • will dlscys-s the Scout program and -lis potentialities in developing; character and citizenship. Mr. Pra-/"monstrous super-sales ta .x" was ther is a specialist In the Held of i made on the house floor by Repre- character eduqatlon and- has just isentative Schafer .(R. Wis.) completed :his .post-f^aduate studies! "Governor Roosevelt was repre- in this sybjcct in the University ofiSented as being horrified at the Missouri.^. I . j suggestion of a Manufacturers sales C. C. Hile manager of the Fair-i tax." Schafer said, "mont creamerv branch here and" "This is a .sales tax that will pu; president' of the; Tola Rotary club: an additional tax burden of 1 bil which Ls boasting the movement in [lion dollars a year on the Americaii lola. said todav that he expected 1 people." the Wisconsin representaj- lola to be I well represented at the Vtive said. "I oi)posed the sales tax Neodesha meeting. last year but it was picayunish comr Flj^np Sees Success. ipared to this one.". J. A. Fleming, principal of the • • , high, sch'$ol. commented today on! MRS. C. B. STARKS IS DEAD. . .the prediction of success for the; movement'in Tola. 1 Wife of Former Resident of lola "It seems strange that som& things | Succumbs in' Lamed. can prosper in a i«riod of stress like i • the present when they fail utterly; The Lamed Tiller and Toiler of in norma;, times." he said. "The i Dec. 28 carried the foUowing story men who!ire connected with Scout- which will be of interest to many ' ing in lolii now feel that the idea is lolan.s. going over this time, largely because Mrs. Helen Powell Starks. 31, wife we all have more time for it. includ- ofC. B. Starks. prominent Lamed ing the boys themselves." • i merchant and business man, died :—•- ,— 1 early Tuesday momhig of pneu- OPPORTIIMTY FOR WO^MEV j.monia at the Starks's home on State ;—— I street. Mrs. Starks became ill of Milk to S(Je Discussed at Meetins | influenza at the Starks & Marsh ToSuorrowi Afternoon. store, where she was assisting in —' caring for Christmas shoppers, last lola women especially are ln\-ltpd i Saiiirday evening and her health, by County Agentj Dan M. Braum to pbor for some time due to a stomach attend the afternoon meeting being ailment, was not sufficiently strong . sponsored by this farm bureau in j to withstand the ravages of pneu- Memorial hall at 1:30 tomorrow, monla. which set in Monday night. Specialist!! from the state college at | Mrs. Starks was the «ife of a for' • ^pj. resident of tola, her husband having grown to manhood m this community. He is the son of Mrs. Wi E. Starks. VOLUNTARY CfiTS NOT BEING TAKEN IN STATEJFFICE Woodring Galls Cornell's Action "Breaking Faith With Taxpayers" LAST TWO MONTHS All Secretary's Employes Take Fiill Checks in November, December Topeka. Jan. 3. (AP)—Disclosure that E. A. Cornell, retiring ^retary of state, and employes In his office had failed to'hbide by'the vbluntaiy salary reductions agreed to py most state officials and employes six months ago brought from Governor Harry H. Woodring today t\ie assertion "they have broken faith with the taxpayers." Examination of official . showed the secretary of st^te and his employes had drawn their full salaries for November and ber. Cornell was defeated August prifnary. Along with other state offlfclals, he had agreed. In behalf of himself and employes In his department, to abide by the voluntary salary r^uctlon plan instituted by Goveraoi Woodring. The plan, put into effect July 1. called for reductions up to 10 per cent. Not Good Faith. Confirming reports ComeU and his employes no longer were abiding by the agreement, Govemoi Woodring said: "I dont think it shows good faith In the economy program, which wasn't agreed upon on a party basis.' I think most of the people In the state house feel the plan should be continued. "They ought to continue i; to the first of July because that Is the period imder which the plan was to run." Governor Woodring said that all the state departments except the banking department and the state printing plant had agreed to the voluntary salary reduction p: an. He added it was his understandlhg that all the officials'and emploj^es who had agreed to accept the cuts were abiding by the agreement, with the exception of those in the swretary of state's office, although sofaie had been tardy in making thelrj remittances. Some Paid Back. Under the plan, some salaries were [cut outright, while in other instances the Officials and emplpyes agreed to retirni a portion of their pai to the state treasury each month. Secretary of State Cornell admitted he and his employes no;w were drawing their full salaries, but declined to make any further comment. Win J. French, state auditor, said he understood that in some of the other departments where thq salary agreement applied It was no longer being observed. He said he would make a report later in the week showing those departments In which full salaries now were belhg received. Smith Shaken by Death Of Politieal Strategist Known as a "Feminine Cornel House," New York '' Jewess Became One of Most Powerful Women in Politics and Statecraft in New York State. New York, Jan. bowed the head of Alfred E. Smith today as he lamented the death of Mrs; Belle Linder Moskowitz, his ad-? viser and chief strategist, a woman who came, to be called a "female Colonel House" duringi Smith's ascendancy in the Democratic party. "I regard the ' passing of iSxs. Moskonitz as a disaster," be said. There were tears In his eyes yesterday when he heard the news, and he immediately hurried to New York from Albany, where he had attended Governor Lehman's Inauguration. Mrs. Moskowitz, whb was one of the most powerful women In politics and statecraft, died yesterday of a heart attack that followed a fall In which her right arm and left wrist were broken. She was ,55 years old. A great gathering of leaders in civic and social life Is attend the funeral services which JACKPICKFORD DEAD IN PARIS Early Day Movie Actor Succumbs to Mulitiple Neuritis Today Paris. Jan. 3: (AP)-^act Pickford, brother of Marj- Pickford and noted motion picture actor, died in the American hospital here today. Pickford went to the American hospital in Paris last October siif- fering.-from a break-down with gas- tro-intestinal symptoms. At the time he was admitted to the hosr pital it was said he would take a long rest cure. Dr. Edmund L. Gros, who attended him, stated that death resulted from "multiple neuritis Which finally affected the brain center." Manhattajrl jwiil discuss milk as a food. f; ' ^ In the'morninp meeting starting at io a. m'. milk producers wi^ll hear the specialists' .speak on cleanliness in production. The speakers will be D. ^f. Seath and W. J. Caulfield. in the evening the men will conduct^ ah open meeting sponsored by the'young men and women of the farm bureaus study club. E\'eryone interested J is Invited to attend the • mee.ting ijjhich is to be held in the - LaHarpe high school. DEATH OF MRS. J. W.BOLING LIBERTY SHORT LJIVED Four Con\icts Who B«at GnJrds Into Insensibility in Attemjpted Break Are Recaptured Wilmington, Del., Jari. 3.. f AP)— Four convicts who sawed th^ir way out of cells in the New Castle county workhouse and beat two guards into Insensibility today were recaptured a short time later as they hid In other cells. The prisoners. Steve Jancovitz, Daniel Jones, John Walten jand E. Ir\ang Biddle, offered no resjlstance authorities', said, when police re- ser\'es who had beeri ruslied'to the scene located them. After cutting, their way out of their individual cells, the prisoners sawed the bars- at one end of a ifflclals floor, 'guards second-tier corridor, prison v, said, and dropped to the firs There they overpowered Arthur Miller and William Parkhill and beat them unconscious with Iron bars wrapped in clothJ Then the four fled to the left wing of the workhouse' where they skreted themselves. As soon as the attempted r. , - . , . ! discovered. Deputy waraen Funeral of Aged Woman to Be Held | Baldwin telephoned the wiming- , break Warden Tomorrow at 3 P. M. Mrs. Barbara Boling, jrife of J. W. Boling, died at her home south of lola at 11 p. m. last night. She was 76 years old. The Rev. J. Lee Releford, pastor WEATHER and ROABS \°l^}^,^„^^J^f^^^^^ _ I the funeral; which is to be held at F9R K.4kNSAS-Falr and sUgbUr ^^1%^},^^'' ^Z^^^^ k"^"^ tomorrow warmer tonight: Wednesday .partly '^^-^ ^?s ^ "lade in warmer tonight: Wednesday .partly ij-jj ^p. ^-""'^ tlondv wlt^ colder in north portion. " f^' . . _ . . • 1 Among the survivors are her husband, two daughters, and three sons. FOR I&L.\—Fair and sliehMv warmer tonight; Wednesday partly cloudy. I Temperature—Highest >-este.rdav 45. lowest last night 32: j normal for. today 30; eljccess yesterddy 8: excess | since Janukryv 1st. 18 degrees: this date last year—highest'47: lowest 23: • • • • Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at J 7 a. m. today. .00; total for this year to date. .00:.deficiency since January 1st .12 inches. Relative humidity at 7 a. m. to- jlay 88 per cent: barometer reduced sea level. 29.83 inches. •Sun rises 7:39 a. m.; sets 5:15 p. hi. I ' • Kansas Weather and Dirt Roads. Emporia', foggy, roads'good. Ottawa, rmlstlng. roads good. ;. Manhattan, Co(Tey\-lle. SaUna, Arkansas City, Pittsburg, clear, roads :good. • •, • ' : i , Wichita, clear, roads fair., I. lopeka, foggy, n>a«l3 fair.' _ They are: Mrs. Kezieah Bixlev, who lives in Colorado: Mrs. Carrie A Hardesty. Burlington: R. V. Boling; C. Lester Boling. and W. S. Boling of Kansas CitJ'. Mrs. Boling was bom in Piqua county. Ohio, and had lived in Allen county since 1901. MARRIAGE LICENSES DOWN Twenty Fewer Certificates Issned in Allen County This Year. - Dan Cupid's accuracy with his bow and arrow was not so good last year according to the marriage license record of Probate Judge "Travis Morse. In 1932, only 197 licenses were issued as compared to the 217 in the previous 12 months, a decrease of 20. Judge Morse attributed the slump to the depression. ton police. Led by Superintendent of Police George. Black. 30 Wilmington jpollce- men, including a tear gas squad, sped to the institution, near Wil, mington, and, reinforced by detach; ments of state and coimty police, ' surrounded the prison. Less than half an hour aftdr first word o^'^the Incident, the m^n had. been recaptured. • Jancovitz, an; alleged . deserter from the United States Navi-, was sentenced In 1823 to serve 23 >-ears for robbery. Biddle, convicted in the saihe case, has been Involved in at least three attempted jail breaks, authorities said: j Wallcn originally was sentenced to ten years.for breaking and entering. His sentence has since been Increased because 'of a part he played in a jail break in 1931. Joi victed of a holdup, also fl the 1931 break. At the timb 13 prisoners, smuggled plstols.i blasted an; door from its hinges, and fled after shooting a guard. All except two of the 13 have been recaptured. John Masefield Arrives Today. New York, Jan. 3. (APlj-John Masefield. poet laureate of England, and Mrs. Masefleld arrived today on jthe liner Mauretania and for several days will be guests of MJr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Uusont. HoUywood, Calif., Jan. 3. (API- Jack Pickford, who died in Paris today, was bom in Toronto, Canada, August 18, 1896. His real name was John Carl Smith, and with his sisters Lottie and Mary Smith, he' began: his stage career when a child- A traveling company during a performance in Toronto needed three children for a scene. The fatherless Smith children fitted in so well that they went on the road with the company. Jack and Mary made it a life work, both of them finding that it filled the void In the family Income inade by their father's death. _ The family moved to New York in January, 1904, and Jack was educated at the St. Francis MUitaiT Academy while Mary continued on the stage. It was Mary who first used the name of Pickford, not a coined name, but one coming from a family relationship. Jack and Mary were pioneers in the movies. Jack Smith was the name in the old blograph days of 1909 here, when Jack and Mack Sennett worked side by side at $5 a day. ' "Tom • Sawyer" of the old silent flickers was the role that Jack attracted first real attentfon in,, and others of those early days were •Seventeen," "Great Expectations," and "The Varmint." In July, 1920, Jack became naturalized and adopted the name of John Carl Pickford, his sister having by that time made the name of Pickford khowTi through the cinema world. Jack's first wife was Olive Thomas, who died in Paris, September 10, 1920. Some two j-ear later he married Marilyn Miller and they were divorced in 1927. He wed his third wife, Mary Mulherh, at Del Mionte. Calif., in August, 1930. are to be held at 11 a. m., tomorrow at Temple Emanu-El. . It was while Mrs. Moskowitz was on her way to a conference with Smith Dec. 15, that she suffered the Injuries that led to her death. ;She tripped and fell down the steps in front of her home. With her at her death were her husband Dr. Henry Moskowitz, former civil service commissioner and co-author pf a Smith biography "Up •Prom the City Streets;" and a son by a former marriage, Josef Israels. Another son and a daughter survive. Daughter of a Harlem watchmaker, Mrs. Moskowitz had become well known as a social worker and educator before she first met Smith in 1918. - During his first campaign for [governor in that yiear, she invited him to speak before the Women's University club. He accepted reluctantly, expressing 'displeasure at speaking before a "high-brow women's club." The quiet-voiced little woman talked to him, advising him to speak and to "handle it without gloves," a phrase she often repeated later. Most campaigners, she said, spoke only' perfunctorily before women's organizations, thereby conveying the mistaken Ictipresslon they had no high; opinion of women's understand. Smjtli followed her advice, and the speech was said to have been one of his best. ' As secretary of Smith's reconstruction commission, she developed in intensive program for the state, stresising housing, health, food and markets. Throughout his five state campaigns, she was Smith's coun­ sellor and political associate, attending to minute details of his strategy. "A man of destiny, the greatest leader of his time," was what she called him. Smith said of her: "She. had the greatest brain of anybody I '.ever knew." j It was knovbi that he often consulted her on policies, and that she frequently assisted him In preparing spee'ches a,nd public papers. She often said, however, that no one ever did Smith's thinking for him. "My jpb ds • to dig up information for him;" she said, "then he uses his own] judgment. He always does the right thing." Long before the 1928 campaign Mrs. Moskowitz, intent •. on seeing Smith lii. the Whit« House, kept a steady stream Of political literature issTilng from her tiny office. During the campaign she was director of publicity of the Democratic National cbmmittee. DAIL EIRANN DISSOLVED Announcement of President Eamon DeValera Distinct Surprise to Party Members CMTC CUT COMING Guard, However, May Continue to Drill 48 Times Annually Washington, Jan. 3. (AP)-^Probability that the war department bill will provide funds for 48 drills a year for the national guard, but will cut the sum for the citizens mllitarj- training- camps was seen today by Representative Collins of Mississippi, chairman of the committee now in charge of. the war bill. He is an advocate of use of all modem methods to Increase the offensive power of the soldier but opposes large personnel. Hearings have been concluded but the bill has not yet been drafted. The budget bureau reconunended abolition of the 2 mlllibn dollar annual appropriation for the C. M. T. C, but Ihe vrar department insisted uppn at least 1 inilllbn dollars. This sum was reached as a compromise and probably will be Included in the biU. As to the-national guard, Collins said imless one drill a week is giv^ en, it might as well be abolished. The increased number of drills will result ill an outlay of about 7 million dollars, according to figures laid before Collins. Collins explained that while the appropriations for this year provided for only 22 drills a year, the guard had been drilling at the rate of 48 times a year and that a deficiency appropriation of 2 million dollars would hiave, to be made to caire for the additional drills in the bill to be reported this session. Sonth Bend Bank Robbed. South Bend, Ind., Jan. 3. (AP)— The Western State ]Bank of Sotrth Bend was held up today by three men and robbed of between $12^000 land $15,000. Dublin. Irish Free State. Jan. 3. fAP)—President Eamon De Valera annoimced the dissolution of the Dall Elrann today and called for the election of a new parliament January 24. It win meet February 8, Just 11 months after De Valera assumed the presidency of the Free State council, to decide whether his government will continue in power. prhe action of the De Valera government came as a surprise at a tiibe when seven labor members of tble Dall,jon whose votes his majority has depended several months, threatened to bolt. "They opposed his ppUcj-'i on civil service pay reduc- Las month the De Valera government decided to postpone an election to fill vacancies caused by the death of: two Cosgrave party members. It was believed then that if his Republican party could win those seats he would be ready to go before • the country immediately in a general election in an effort to free. hlniself of the need of Labor party support. Following up that postponement and the belief elections would be put off indefinitely, today's action was unexpected in most quarters. When President De Valera returned from London in November after his refvisal to surrender me lahd .annuities claimed by Great Britain, he was accorded a 75 to 70 vote of confidence. His plan for bonus cuts for civil servrants wont into effect yesterday despite Labor opposition. The government suspended reductions Involving 50 per cent of the basic re- mtmeration biit this did not satisfy Labor members. The president said an imchanged but more detailed program would be submitted to the electors at next month's election. He said he hoped relations with the Labor party would continue to be friendly ahd declared the' dissolution was not the result of present differences. Reports were being circulated here that if the president does not yield on the matter of the pay reductions, postal workers may declare a strike. DEATH OF LAHARPE BOY. Floyd Richard Denton Succumbs at St. John's Hospital Last Night Floyd Richard Denton, sqn of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Denton of LaHarpe, died at St. John's hospital last night at 10 p. m. He was 17 years old. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m. In the LaHarpe Baptist church. Burial Is to be made in the LaHarpe cemetery. Th6 name of the officiating minister was not announced. Three brothers and three sisters survive besides his parents. IP YOU MISS THE REGISTER CAU. 157 OR 630. _ j HOOVER HITS AT CONGRESS OVIR REORGANIZATION Failure to Follow His Lead Is a Backward Step, He Says SIMPLY "A DEVICE" Move to Give Roosevelt The Job a Move to Defeat Re-Grouping • Washington, Jan. 3. (AP)—Presl^' dent Hoover today hit out at congressional opposition to i his plans for regrouping governmental agencies, saying in a statement that unless congress "keeps Its hands off now" or gives larger powers to President­ elect Roosevelt, any reorganization will-^ "merely make believe." . Calling in nevvspapermcn for his first press conference since September 13, Mr. Hoover said he considered "the proposals of Democratic leaders In congress to stop the reorganization" to be "a backward, step."The chief executive added that he believed proposa'ls on capltol hill "to transfer the job of reorganization to my successor" were simply "a de-. vice" by which his plans could be defeated. •yhe president, recently sent a special message tcj congress proposing regrouping of more than 50 federal agencies and commissions into nine divisions, along with the abolition of some. Many Changes Advocated. He advocated a central division of public works, consolidation of merchant marine activities, a reorganized public health division and other changes. i "The same opposition has nW arisen," he said today, "which has defeated everj' effort at reorganiza^ tlon for 25 years. The chalmian: of one house; committee discloses: 'Many members of the administration itself opposed Mr. Hoover's plan,' but,that he had not called them to testify because 'he saw no reason to embarrass them.'' "He could add that outside groups, congressional committees and members of congress fear a reduction of Influence in the administration of these functions." The text of. the president's state-; ment follows: . "The proposals of Democratic leaders In congress to stop the reorganization pf govemihent func­ tions'which I have made Is a backward step. The same opposition has now arisen which has defeated every-; effort at reorganization for 25 years. Simply a Device.. •The chairman of one house committee discloses: 'Many members~ol the administration itself opposed Mr. Hoover's plan,' but that he hadj not called them to testify because hp saw no reason to embarrass thpm' He could add that outside groups, congressional committees and members of congress fear a reduction of Influence in the administration of these functions. "The proposal, to transfer the job of reorganization to m>- successor Is simply a device by which it is hoped that these proposals can be defeated. Statements that I have made over ten years as to the opposition which has always thwarted reorganization hav*e come true. '•Five years ago I said: ' Practically every single it^m in such a program has Invariably met with opposition of some vested official, or It has disturbed somL- vested habitiand offended some organized minority. It has around the paid propagandists. All these vested officials, vested habits, organized propaganda groups, are In favor of every item of reorganization except that which affects the bureau or the activity in which they are specially Interested. No proposed change is so unimportant that it is not bitterly opposed by some ond.jln the aggregate, these directors of vested habits surround congress with a confusing fog or opposition. Meantime, the inchoate voice of the public gets nowhere but to swear at 'burpaucracy'.' Bound to Follow. "Any real reorganization seijslbly carried out vrill sooner or later embrace the very orders I have issued. For instance the consolidation of alt agencies into one coordinated public works function has ; been recommended by every study pf the subject all these years. Every other advanced government on earth has a definite public works department or division. "No private business and no other government would tolerate the division of its construction work into over 20 autlioritles in 12 different departinents and establishments, as is the case of -our government. It is only by consolidation that duplication and waste of a multitude of offices and officials can' be eliminated. It is the only way that the public can know what Is going on In this branch of government. They can only be brought imder the limelight if they are concentrated In one place. "It is the only way to further reduce log rolling and personal politics in these' appropriations. -The opposition to placing rivers and harbors work and a lot of independent activities into such a consolidation has bee'n constant for years. 'The excuse that the services of the army engineers in the direction of such work wiU be sacrificed Is untrue under the/plan T have instituted. "No other government and no good government would tolerate merchant marine activities separated over 7 departments or Independent establishments. The same can be said as to puWic health, ieduca- tion. land utilization, etc. Altogeth- (CoDtinned on Pase 6, C<d. 8) DEPRESSION GOLD RUSH. ON IN ALASKA Nome, Alaska, Jan. 3. (AP)— The Northern Lights are seeing a "depression gold rush" which is piling up Alaska's production of the yellow metal to new heights. Hundreds of prospectors revived placer and quartz mining, boosthig production of gold for the year 1932 tb $9,539,000. 'The Nome lJugget says gold production in 1933 is expected to exceed last year by approximately a quarter, of a million dollars. The Alaskan branch of the geological survey tentatively estimated gold production for 1932 would exceed the previous year by about. $32,000. Small prospectors, rushing in where capitalists feared to spend,, are believed to have much, to do with It. ; While production of every other mineral lagged, prospectors swarmed to work gold •claims with the old time pan' and crude rockers as wen as more modeni dredges. ROOSEVELT INTO BUDGET STUDY President - Elect Free to Devote Himself to Federa] Problems Now f.Hyde Park, N. Y., Jan. 3. (AP)— Franklin D. Roosevelt began today giving his undivided attention to the program he will carry with him into the White House March 4. Freed of th£ governorship of New York, the president-elect has singled out the task of balancing the federal treasury as the first national problem with which he will deal. To this end he will confer Thursday night at his New York City home with party leaders in congress. Severe economy and, if necessary, new taxes are in line for .approval at this parley. The president-elect hopes to go into his first .year with an income for the federal government .that will match the outgo. Intent on a Balance. Mr. Roosevelt, after.'blddhig farewell to his governorship of New -York at the inauguration' yesterday of Herbert Lehman, Is intent that this divided -congress put the federal treasury on a paying basis for the first year that he must serve," beginning March 4. But the president-elect has i. multitude of other problems confronting him. including the selection of a cabinet and envoys to represent him abroad in the negotiations he will undertake with individual nations for a settlement of the war debts and adjustment of the tariff. All these are now before him and from tonight henceforth he will devote himself to choice of the men to carry out the I very definite- ideas he has had in mind and to study of the problems Involved. Sor^y to Leave. It was almost with a feeling ot pathos that Mr. Roosevelt made his final 140-mile round trip between Hyde Park and Albany yesterday. In his good-bye to the state at the inauguration ceremonies, he proposed closer cooperation between the national and state goverrrnients with a view to .economy by the elimination of their overlapping functions. Reaching home last night Just as. the sun set, Mr. Ro<?sevelt planned a complete night ahd momtag of rest. Only one of the millions of job hunters had an appointment with him today. He was a gentleman from Poughkeepsle, a neighboring town. After luncheon, the president­ elect planned to go to New York City. LAND, AIR, AND m FORCES PUT 1 CHINESE to Roirr Japanese Report Battle Of Shanhaikwan Ends In a Victory I FIGHTING MUST EJ^I Tokyo Orders Army to Rie^' strain Fighting to a , Localized Area Tokyo, Jan. 3. (AP)—A commuiU-; que isstied by the Japanese military headquarters at "rtehtslh, relayed here byithe Rengo (Japanese) news agency, said the battle of Shanhai­ kwan ended at 2 p. m., today, virilthi a Japanese combined land, sea a^j air attack completely routing Chl-i nese forces. • '. \ The C^nese were reported to have retreated in the direction .of Lwanchow, leaving many dead an , the battlefield. '(Lwanchow Is about fifty miles southwest of ShanhAl-; kwan on;the railroad route through Chinwangtao.)- The colnmunlque reported Japanese losses; as one lieutenant and otiei- sergeant killed and many seriously wounded.' Japanese were reported preparing to pijrsue the Chinese; troops. During the battle a Japanese destroyer shelled and turned back, a Chinese regiment proceeding to .the front from Chinwangtao, the report said, - ' Women to Safety. • Sixty Japanese women and children residents of Chinwangtao were taken abbard a Japanese warship; for protection. ' While press dispatches described i severe figniting in the coastal dls-i trict southward and westward fromi Shanhaikwan with the Japanese de-; .stroyers Euyo and Asagao and i^u-'; merous army airplanes particlpat-' ing, it was authoritatively learned] the Tokyo government has" decided j to wideavor to localize the conflict, j ,It was learned a conference of | w-ar office and fotfeign office; off 1-, cials agreed instructions would bej sent to Generals Muto and NakaJ-| mura. the Japanese commanders'In: the regionv, to seek an end of ^18 i fighting before' it spread further. • It was reported both ministries agreed the dangers of friction wlUi foreign trckips existed. These th- cluded American troops statlorifed,; on the peiping-Shanhalkwan rall-'i way In accordance vrith the 1^1 1 Boxer protocol. ^ ; It was said further the Jat>ancse ' interests In that locality were 'so i small a major operation was unji^s- i tlfled. • I MURRAY IN POWER Governor Has Control of Legislature As It Opens Today : Nanking, Jan.. 3. (AP)—The foreign office of the tiational govprfi- ment announced today the. goverta- ment had notified the 'League of Nations at Geneva, of the Shanhai­ kwan fight His but had riot protested against Japan. This was taken ,to indicate that no action Is to be taken until the.situation clears. \ Meanwhile the Chinese goveni- ment will reiterate Its standing orders to Chinese troops to resist wherever and whenever Japanese forpes attack! Chinese positions. Keenest excitement prevails heiie. The newspa^rs, disregarding the usual New Year holidays, publisheld extra additions In which • the Shanhalkwart developments were featured. : ; Official circles . are anxiously awaiting the outcome'of the operations, some circles fearing graye events may ;*3sslbly result' Includlrig the possibility of major Japanese operations in North CJhina. Oklahoma City, Jan. 3. (API- Oklahoma's fourteenth legislature convenes today with a budget-balancing act the principal feature on Its program. Governor 'William H. Murray, whose forces apparently dominate the assembly, will delive- his mes-. sage to the law makers ilUs afternoon. Oklahoma's deficit; of $9,138238 and his imofflclal economy committee's recommendations for slashing $11,782,899 frbm institutional and departmental appropriations for the next biennlimi are expected to share major attention in tils address. .-' Governor Murray has wamed that vetoe,i await any Items raised above his economy group's estimates. In the house ot' representatives, with 113 of the 118 members Democrats, the Murray forces were In complete control. Toin Anglin of Holdenville was selected speaker yesterday in a smooth-running caucus. • Murray's choice for president pro- temporeof the senate. Cecil Cham- berlln of' Frederick,, however, conceded the victory to Paul ;Stewart of Hawoifth, who had 20 votes to Chamberlin's 19. The Stewart forces, disclaiming an antl-administra- tlon mclinatlon, caucused and organized the senate a month ago. In trimming approximately one- third from budget estimates, Mur- tray's committee recommended abolition of numerous boards ahd institutions, with a 30 per cent average cut in appropriations for those remaining, salary cufcs ranging from 10 to 15 per cent, elimination of mainy positions, and consolidations of covmty offices. Appropriations for the last blen- riium totaled $31,704,952 and the committee's recommendations for the next, $19,912,000. The sta has an imexpended bal- |ance of $1,658^77 in the treasury Shanghai, Jan. 3. (AP)—Eight Japanese warships were reported ^ h^ve arrived today at Chinwangtao, •the Chinese seaport about ten miles southwest of.: Shanhaikwan. Head- while Japanese sources here said today's air, ."land and sea attack on Shanhaikwan aimed at "ellmjh- nalion" of Chinese troops in that area-. •. * They said' 4,000 Japanese infantry and cavalry soldiers, two navral destroyers arid seven air bombers were participating In the. attack oh the Chinese side of the eastern, ter-, minus of China's great wall. The Japanese believed the action was likely to result In permanent occupation of the Chinese dty of ShanhaikWan^ibut present hostilitldi were expected to be localized without moving farther southward or Into Jehol province, between China proper and Manchuria. . Advices from Changwangtao stafrr ed the situation there was quiet but tense, with Chinese troops holding themselves in: readiness for any emergency. ; Gen. Chiang Kai-Shek, chalrmaii of the Nationalist government mlll-i tary affairs commission arrived tp4 day from Nlngpo, following a visit, to his birthplace at the nearby village of Fengliwa. : The general llmmedlately confer-, red with Dr. T. V.- Soong, fhiance . minister, concerning Shanhalkjuran developments, rdeclining, however, toi reveal the natijre of the conversa-' tlon except indicating he, was re-' turning to Nanking immediately. : Dr. Soong characterized the at-tack on Shanhaikwan as "only an-., other step in the carefully laid plans; (Continued on Page 6, CoL 6) CORN MEETING IN MORAN ^ Com Judging'Contest to Be a" Fea -ri tore of Gathering Thursday. The public Is hivited to a ' com; meeting which Harlan Isaac, teacher.. of agriculture. In the Moran high, school. Is sponsoring in the Mbran school Thursday at 8 p. m.. County^ Farm Agent Dan M. Braimi an-, nounced todaf. ' A feature of the meeting will btf a com Judging contest.

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