Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 4, 1933 · Page 1
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StATE HISTORICAI. tSCZBTY. COMP. TOPEKA.I VOLUME XXXVI. No. 58. BuccesEor to: The lola Daily Register, The lola Daily Record, and Tola Daily Index. IQLA, KAS., WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 4, 19'33. Ths Weekly Register, Established 1867 The lola Daily iRegif ter. Established 1897; SIX PAGES • ATHLETICS TO J FADE UNDER A HASKELL RULE Over-Emphasis to Be Reduced, Bureau of Indiaii Affairs Decides STOCKS BUOYANT IN BEST SESSION IN WEEKS FO|l ECONOMY ONLY Frapk MpDonald Releasied Toi Save Money, Super- ititendeht Reiterates Wflshington, Jan..4. (AP)—A new polJcy callln|g for a "reduction of the abnormal emphasis upon athletics" at Hjiskell Institute, government ih- dlnnrschoolnt Lawrence, Kas., was anncjunced today by the bureau of ' Indian affairs^ / The statement by P. L. Plcklngcr, U nctiiig suiwrtnleudent of the Institute,! Tvtis l^ssued a few days after ... Sttn^tor Cutting (R.. N M.) had nn- nouiiced he was Inquiring into the failure to renew the contract of _ .Prank W. McDonald, athletic dlrecr tor the Institute, at the end of 1932, ,1; Inclian bureau officials i explained previously the principal reason was ccorwmy. It *ns added today that the 'reduced stress uixin athletics alsoj -was a contributing cause. "Those in charee of the educational administration.of Indian affairs," the statement said, "are strongly in favor of schoorand college; athletics. . . Emphasis on Education. "They have an .enthusiastic conviction that Haskell Institute, with its large number of specialized vn- - cational students from a wide variety of Indian tribes, can have excellent athletic teams fully capable of ciompetition- with . many" .schools and. colleges. "They are determined, however, to make the emphasis the ohysical and recreational eduction of the bo.vs an 'dj girls of Haskell rather than •comjnerclalizcd inter-institutional athletics." ; Ptckiftcfir Jheludcd in his .statc- mcflt a report from George Shaw- liee^ trciasurer of the school athletic _ association showing deficits in. ath- ' letip 'funds over the past threp ; years. .Ticklnger said this, showed ] , "th|tt sc. mo^t imr>ractical situation ' _ .-'Via£c been ewfeting." •He said Hsiskell had had a coach-, Inir; .strfiff of I five men counting McDonald-for a student body of 500 anil with appfoj^mately fifty boys rei»rtitfg for 6ach sport. He said thi^ nieant apfjroximately ten boys I - peii coacTi. ; High School an Examplr. Remarking that the Lawrence, Kap., high school with an enrollment ^ Of; three hundred boys uses one ' coach. Pick nger said, "we see no n;f?son why Haskell should not be able t ;0 got klong with' three or les .s; instead Of five, and Haskell ath-: Irtics"^ must IDC on a cash basis next' '. ve4r. 'even though ;the athletic staff hap to be further reduced." •j'ickingcr !sald lio business institution could exist "if it were run on: the same basis as Haskell athletics have been biwratcd." and that astrctrericbnient was necessarj' and since: McDonald had been doing no . eoBohing, thb association felt his /work; could i be divided amornj the • rBmninirftf members of the athletic staff and '.'itj was felt that his services; could lief dispensed with to, greater Advantage than .those of the men; whb were doing the actual coaching. , \ ' Reiterating: that the institute is not to be made into a college, the Indian bureau statement continued: ' ;"The decision not to furnish col-; lege-work at! Haskell is not!a new " one but :wa^ adopted; two years ago fpilOwiiifl careful consideration of higher education needs of Indian young people: ! Scons Use: Opportnnity. "It was felt that Indian students were qirallfled to enter universities 'and; coljeges : throughout the country and! congress accordingly set up . J5 plan; of edueatlon loans which . ha \1e been availed of this year alone , by ?5 qpallfieid Indian^young oeople in uniwrslties and colleges all over jhe coitntry. ; "The: reduction of abnormal emphasis upon, athletics which is now- going on at Haskell Institute is in line with similar progress ijelng .TTiadci. at. universities and colleges icveiywhefe. • ; . . • '"At a meeting this pa ?t week of ^college-athletic, officials in New- York City. President Charles W. - Kennedy of the National Collegiate Athletic I association and for many years directing head of Princeton j university athletips, stated the case -" for aU thOvSe Interested in better athletics and betteri education when, he r insisted , that, with the passing 5 of .the golden era of gate receipts, we could now, at last, place school ! : and college athletics back in the hands of stiidents i where they be- I lorig.'^ , I I ^ wi ^THER; and ROADS >-0k KANSAS: Fair tonight and • TJjtirsday; somewhat warmer Thurs- ,'Temperature —Highest yesterday, :' 5i'. lowest last night, 32; normal for today, 30; wdccss yesterday, 13; excess rslnoe Januai7 1st, 31 degrees; . ? t.his date last I year, highest, 39; low' eJst. 36. 1 ; Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7 a. m. tMay, .00; total] for -i this!-year to; dale, .00; deficiency since January isi .16 inch. • Relative humidity at 7 a. m. today.' 97 per (sent; barometer reduced : to sea level, 29.81 Inches. Sim rises, 7:39 a. m.; sun sets, 5:16' p. m. I • ] i; Weathit/artd Dirt Boads. Einporia, poanHattan, Cbffeyvllle, : Ottawa, Arkla&sas City, Wichita, Sa^ Ilna.Eittsbto, clear, roads good. ••- ^i^c^eto, oMr. xoad« f »ir. New York, Jan. 4. (AP)—The stock market forged ahead vigorously in its second session of 1933 today, scoring some of the . best gains in weeks. Trading was in light voliune tmtil the last hour,, but several prominent issues advanced $1 to' $5 a share. The market climbed steadily throughout the day, although not until the last hoiu: did the rally gain much momentum. Final prices were the highest. Strength in stocks was accompanied by gains of about IVi cents a bushel in wheat, a rise of around $1 a bale by cotton and new highs for most of the listed United States government securities. Wall Street brokers were discussing prospects for business Improvement in the spring and were also much interested in gossip concerning i>osslble currency Inflation. American Telephone closed at $107.87, up $4.87. while U. S. Steel Jumped $2.87 to $29.87. American Tobacco "B" gained $2.87 net to $59.87, and Allied Chemical'$4.75 to $85,75, Case was up $4,37, closing at $44.37, New York Central's rise was $1.87, the final price being $18.87. Union Pacific closed at $73.75, up $3.50. Strength in United States: government loans was taken to mean that talk of currency Inflation had been taken less seriously than prospective efforts toward government economy and budget-balancing.' LANGLEY COMES OUT FOR OFFICE Publisher Announces His Candidacy for Commissioner of Finance PREFERENCE TO FARM AID BILLS GIVEN BY HOUSE ' ' • i—~ Privileged Legislative Status Voted for Agriculture Relief DEBATE TOMORROW With the echoes of the last election barely dying out., the announcement today of Milford Langley, publisher of the Allen County News- Journal, that he is a candidate for the office of city finance commls- soiner starts the band playing loudly once more. Although the primary is still at least.two months away, Langley has his platform built and is firmly entrenched In its ramifications. Briefly j there are but t^ffo planks in the sti-ucture. he said: lo*er utilities rates and economy. Langley, questioned as 'to his stand on a tax-free city \vithin'two years, said that lower utilities rates should come first and that the tax- free issue second. He stated, however, that it was his belief that rates could be lowered and still leave enough surplus in the city treasury to enable the commissioners to remove the city levy altogether in two years. •'If the .people want a commissioner who will fight for lower utilities rates. I will appreciate their support." Langley said. Langley is launching his candidacy on a sea clear so far of any other opposition. C. L. Hoyt, present commissioner of finance, authorized the statement today that he w-ould hot be a candidate for reelection. He did not/amplify the statement. . Langley is a Legionnaire and a member of,the V. P. W. He was ;born in lola 36 years ago and his home has been here continuously. Since then, j Before he;entered into busiijess for himself he j*-as advertising inanager of The Register. FUNERAL OF MRS. BRVNER Only Intimate Fricnils Attend Service for Aged lola Woman, Intimate ; friends,' sending floral offerings bespeaking the esteem in which they held her, were in attendance at the funeral j'esterday of Mrs. Ellas Bruner, whose death occurred Sunday. The gathering was not large, since the service,! conducted by the Rev. N. L. Veziei was held in the hOme on North Colbom. but those who were there gave every evidence of the .sorrow they felt at the passing of the aged woman. Burial was niade in the old cemetery. Mrs. Bruner had lived in lola continuously since 1868, nine j-ears after the town was founded, and established a record for residence here which few pioneers left could t>et- ter. Pallbearers were L: E. Horville, Harmon Hobart, Walter C. Jones. E. C- Rcmsberg, Fred Woodln, and Mel Fronk. DEATH OF LOIS ELLEN SUTTON ElDorado Girl a Niece of Mrs. C. E. Renfroe of lola. Word was received here late yesterday by Mrs. C. E. Renfroo of" the death of Lois Ellen Sutton, est daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. young- Sutton of ElDorado, and a grand- C. W. da:ughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey. Mrs. Sutton is a sister of Mrs. Renfroe. [ The body will be brought jto Mildred tomorrow for interment; in the Pairvlew cemetery at 3 p. mj NEW LICENSE SALES ^LOW County Treasurer Says 90 Sets Iia\'c Been Sold Since Dec. 1. The sale of 1933 automobile license plates has been progressing at the rate of slightly less than three a day since they were first offered on December 1, a .checfc of the records In the office of County Treasurer Melvin Fronk showed today. ^ In an, 90 sets for passenger vehicles have been issued, Fronk said. IF YOU MISS THE REGISTER CALL 157 OB 630. Final Action Not Due Until Next Week Is Expectation Washington, Jan. 4. (AP)i-The house rules committee today approved a resolution giving a prlv- Ueged legislative stitus to the emergency farm relief bills designed to set minimum prices on major agricultural bommoditics. The bill, reported yesterday by a 14 to 8 vote of the agriculture committee, will be brought up for consideration tomorrow. The rule will provide eight hours of general debate before reading the bill for amendments. The rules committee acted after brief statements by Chairman Jones of the agriculture committee, sponsor of the domestic allotment bill, and Representative Haugen (R., Iowa) ranking minority member of the committee. Vote Next Week. •nie length of time for debite; is expected to prevent final action this week. I; Jones told the rules committee jthe bill, which levies a processing fee on wheat, cotton, tobacco and hogs using the funds to pay the fanner a bounty on his share of the domestic consimiption, was proposed as an experiment. "It is generally recognized that the restoration of agriculture'es­ sential to national economic recovery," he testified. "It seeks to | establish a parity between farm prices and industrial prices. i "If the buyers iwill bid up to the minimum price, this bill automatically eliminates itself." Chairman Pou said "the bill is quite radical.". i "Does your committee thipk it will do the work?" he asked Jones. An Aid to Farmer. "A majority of the committee believes it will substantially Increase the price to the farmer," Jones replied. I The Texan said he did not think all of the processing tax would be passed on to the consumer. "What will be passed on will be very small," he said. "For Instance, the price of a loaf Of bread in Bos^.on is the same today on 32-cent Vheat as it was in 1913 on 90-ccnt Vheat." r Haugen said he believed "the bill in general is workable and would be of benefit." ; "It may not do everything everybody claims for it, but we believe it is worth trying out," said Haugen, who was long an advocate' of the equalization fee plan, "The main thought was to redeem the platform pledges of both parties by placing agriculture on a parity with industry," he added. Peannts Excluded. Representatives Kerr and Warren, North Carolina Democrats, appeared in behalf of Including peanuts In the bill's provisions. Jones said it w-as fe^t the bill would not work well oh peanuts because It is not an export crop. ^ Members of the rules conunlttee made it clear that it would be in order to propose the addition or elimination of any commodities when the amendment stage is rcachied during house consideration of the bUl. In his report, Jones said "the measure is aimed at restoring agricultural pui'chasing power by affording to producers of three major agricultural^ commodities—wheat, cotton, and tobacco—benefits which will give these commodities a purchasing power equivalent to their pre-war purchasing power." 'As to producers of hogs," the report said, "graduated benefits are accorded which it is expected will at their maximum result In the restoration of substantially the full pre-war purchasing value of hogs. Consnmer Protected. "The measure gives protection to the interests of the consumer. The adjustment' charge levied on the processor and to be passed on to the consumer is in no case to represent more than the difference between the prevailing local market price and the pre-war or fair exchange value of the commodity.^ 'This means tliat the measure can not be used by the agricultural interests to; force consumers to pay a higher percentage of their Income to farmers than was the case before thd war." House Republicans Move To Perfect Organization Despite Overwhelming Majority of Democrats Party Leaders Scanninisr Remaining Cohorts With Ability for Important Jobs, Not Seniority, in Mind.j Washington, Jan. 4. .(AP)—A movement is underway to reorganize the bouse Republicans Into a compact and forceful imlt imder Representative Snell of New York. Although their membership was cut down from 211. In the present hoiise to 117 in the next. Republican party leaders already are stjr- veylng their remaining forces with a view to putting the best qualified men in the most important positions when the new congress comes in. r \ Their purpose is to have topnotch men as ranking members of committees In order that, should tbe^ recapture ' the house two yean hence, they will bo in ia fortified position when they take over the legislative groups. Despite the overwhelming Democratic majority of 313 Democrats in th^ next house, and the five Farmer- Laboritcs, the Republicans even how are better organized for the new session than their opponents. Representative Snell has ho opposition at present for the leadership which he won at the beginning of this congress from former Representative John Q. Tilfion of Connecticut. While there was some talk MBS. NORA ELLIS IS DEAD ^Vlfe of S. A. Ellis, Both Former lolans. Dies in Missouri. Word has been received in lola of the death of Mrs. Nora (Lewis) Ellis which occurred at 9:30 last Saturday night at the home in Clifton Hills, Mo. The funeral was held Monday afternoon and interment was made In the. local cemetery. ; Mrs. Ellis was the wife of Siamuel Ellis, a younger brother of B. A. EinS, of lola. In their chUdhood and youth both Mr. and Mrs. Ellis lived in lola and they were married here. For many years they have lived at Clifton I&Us, a small town near Moberiy, Mo., where Mr. Ellis has operated In live stock, owning a half interest In a large stoCk farm. They had no children. As Nora Lewis,' Itlrs. Ellis was known toNeyeryljody and liked by everybody dining her girlhood In lola and old friends of the two families will extend to Mr. Elils their sincere ssnoapatby. FIRE TAKES 4 IN . SANHANCISCO Semi - Hysterical Woman Denies Blaze Started In Her Apartment San Francisco, Jan. ' 4. (AP)— Pour persons were burned to death or suffocated in a fire which swept through the MacBeth' apartments in downtown San Francisco today. Pour others were taken to Central Emergency hospital, and five others given hospital treatment. One of the victims was tentatively identified as Mrs. P. William, She and an unidentified man were found suffocated in her fourth floor apartment. The two other victims were • burned so badly Fire Chief Charles J. Brennan said he was unable to tell immediately whether they were the bodies of men or women. . Fire broke out so suddenly flames we're sweeping up stairways and the elevator shaft of the upper floors before firemen arrived about five o'clock this morning. Many persons Jumped from upper story windows into nets both in the front and the rear. By the time flames were under control at sfx o'clock this morning stairways above the third floor had been burned out. . .Injured jLlstcd. The most seriously of those injured were: Prank Wilson, so badly burned he may die. Harry McDowell, badly burned .on the hands and face. Mrs. Cecilia McDowell, his wife, badly burned hands and face. MLSS E . Mltscher, sUght facial bums. Mrs. William was found dead sitting in a chair of her living room where she had suffocated. A man's body lay under the stove where he had apparently crawled in trying to find a window. The body of a man foipid In a third floor apartment was tentatively Identified as that of Claude Shepard. The fourth body, firemen said, was that of a woman, found in the hallway of the third floor. Fire Marshal Frank lECelly said the fire hndoubtedly started In the second floor apartment of Mrs. Gertrude Hillman Who. others living In the building reported hearing shout "Murder, murder, take it off of me." Woman Denies Origin. Mrs. Hillman, who was semi- hysterical, said she did not believe the fire sta:rted in her apartment. She told of running through the structure awakening sleepers. Kelly said flames were spread by an explosion in her apartment and rapidly spread upward, principally by way of the stairs. Property damage was estimated by Kelly at approximately $75,000. that Representative-eleict James W. Wadsworth of New York, a former senator, might be put forward as an opponent to Snell, Wadsworth stopped it by writing Snell that he would back his organization. , Meanwhile, the Demotcrats are becoming more divided on their organization plans for the new house because of the difference of opinion over who shall succeed Speaker John N. Gamer when he becomes vice- president on March 4. Whoever; is selected speaker by the Democrats will have to construct his organization from scratch, while Snell, aided by Representative Darrow of Pennsylvania, powerful Republican chieftain, may. have already whipped his minority into shape, Darrow is having a survey made of the records of his colleagues to ascertain their qualifications for key committee posts, 23 of which are ranking on committees. He said that in order to perfect the organization, he prefers to throw overboard the seniority rule, as the Republicans have done more frequently than the Democrats. A Republican caucus probably will be held about March 1 to work out the details of the new setup. Two Important posts—that"- of assistant leader, held by Representative Michener of Michigan, and the whip, occupied by Representative Bachmann of West Virginia—also are to be filled then. Both Michener and Bachmann were defeated in the November elections. MILITIA OUT IN ILUNOIS AGAIN Local Officers Unable to Gope with Gunplay of Picketing Miners . Taylorvllle, 111., Jan. 4 (AP)—Five companies of the Illinois national guard were ordered into Christian county today as. the state attempted for a second time to bring peace in the troubled coal fields of central BLlinois, where a man and a woman were killed and several shot last night and w -here two more were shot and wounded today. Officials of the county, to preserve order in the face of killings and repeated attacks on working members of the United Mine Workers of America, a.sked. the troops to resume occupation of the county which they left only ten days ago. ' Lieut. Col: Robert W. Davi.s. of Carbondale. commanding the 130th Infanti-y, who was In charge during the 3 ',i-lTionth stay last fall, was ordered by Adjutant General Carlos E. Black to take charge once more. Most of the troops, numbering 300 men, saw service during the mass picketing by progressive miners of America of three working mines of the Peabody Coal company last fall. The progressives broke away from the United Mine Workers after a new low wage scale went into effect last Augu.<:t. The mines, resumed operations then after five months of idlene^. Later the progressives agreed, to the same wage scale but continued picketing mines operated with members of the United Mine Workers union. State's attorney John W. Coale, Sheriff Charles Weineke and Major Omer E. Davenport, observer for the national guard, .conferred this morning after two working miners had been wounded by a fusilade from a building oh the main street of nearby Kincaid. The county officials decided to ask Adjutant General Black to return the troops. One of the morning's developments was the arrest by the sheriff of Alex Jevalttas; night police officer of Bulpitt, adjacent to Kincaid. He was cha:rged with shooting at a patrol car manned, by deputy sheriffs and lodged in county Jail here. Chilean Volcanoes Active. Temuco,: Chile, Jan. 4. (AP)—The volcanoes Llaima and Lonquimay have become active, erupting smoke and ashes. Engineer of Goober Special, Now Discontintied, Champion Stopper TEMPORARY CUT ASKED IN VET'S COMPENSATION Chairman Would Slash 85 Million Dollars for Oiie Year Only TIDE' TO REDUCTI DN Grange Latest of Many Organizations Favoring Benefit Guts Washington,. Jan. 4. (AP)—An inunedlate 85 million dollar slash in the veterans administration's expenditures was proposed today by the .chairman of the house veterans appropriations subconunittee as a temporary measure to achieve some economy in ex-soldiers' benefitsl The chairman, Woodrum of ylr- glnia, announced his purpose to newspapermen and said he would put it up to his committee and the^ hoiue. His plan contemplates a 10 per cent cut, for the next fiscal year only. In -world war compensation and disability allowances, army land navy pensions, emergency officers retired pay and similar items. He advanced this plan while the Joint congressional conmiittee on veterans was hearing proposals from the national grange for big permkh- ent slashes in veterans' funds. Ijhls organization was the latest of a Ipng list appearing in opposition, to c6n- tinuance of l>enefits to former soldiers whose claim Is not based upon injiuy or illness attributable: to jac- tive service. I Reduction Total to 105 MUIions. Woodrum's committee is to rejiort before long the annual veterans' appropriations for the fiscal year 1934. His plan calls for a reduction in the budget estimate for disability allowances from 125 million dollars to 105 million; a reduction in the allowance for hospitalized veterans without dependents; and application of a 10 per cent cut instead of the present 8% to the emergency officers' retired pay. It would cutj by 10 per cent all world war compensation, whether on account of sei-vice origin or not, as well as all pensions. Woodrum, giving the 85 million dollar saving estimate, said he was opposed to any drdstic change in the fundamental law' relative to veterans until sifter congress has. the report of the Joint special comihittee which is not yet in sight. "In the' emergency, however," ;he said, Vthere must be some temporary reduction made." Against Civil Preference. After Fred Brenckman, national representative, of the grange had given his testimony before the special Joint committee, H. Eliot Kaplan, executive secretary of the National (jlvll Service Reform league, urged termination or radical modification of laws giving preference to veterans for civil service Jobs. He contended most of "the deserving cases" of disabled veterans had been taken care of, and that continued giving of preference "Is ill advised and proving detrimental to the efficiency of the public service." Senator RObinson (R., Ind.) opponent of reduction in -veterans' relief, interrupted Kaplan to assert that veterans are not really given preference. •'My I experience Is that about 75 per cent of the .-veterans are clear down at the bottom of the eligible list," Robinson said, "so the veteran doesn't get the J6b." Kaplan replied this was not tlie case, but that many of the "lesser qualified" veterans had been: attracted to the civil service because of the preference, so their ratings on the eligible list were low. Chairman McDuffle, (D., Ala.) of the Joint committee after the testimony, told members of the grou^ that critics of Rear Admiral Ricliard EA'elyn BjTd, who contended the explorer should return his retirement pay to the treasury "do him a great and serious injustice." JOHNSON OPENS FIGHT AGAINST DEBTORS Washington, Jan. 4. (AP)— Notice was served upon the senate today by Senator Johnson that he would demand legislation to bar American resources from "nations that do not honor their obligations." . He refrained from detailing pro\isions he had in mind. . California's independent Republican, in the first speech that Has broken the senate silence on war debts this session, : assailed those who favored cancellation' or revision and said the American people had beggared themselves to buy bonds so this country could make the loans. 'There was no question then of cancellation or revision," he said. "No voice was heard demurring." • An intent senate listened while he recited the history of the war loans. Atlanta. Jan. 4. (AP)—"The glory of the Goober Special, an accommodating accommodation, has been written in time tables and now comes B. H. Morris, who pulled.its throttle for 35 years, with a claim he started and stopped It about 4 million times during its life. That makes hfm the champion train stopper, or something. The Goober Special—so named because its passengers Just about ate their weight In peanuts—fan between Atlanta and Social Circle, Ga. It made, almost a hundred stops In a hundred miles or 200 stops per day a round trip. The Georgia railroad has discontinued the fussy little train and retired Morris—its only pUot. It was one of those friendly little trains with a funny-whistle that tooted for every farm. Morris knew all the regular customers and often held the special If they were a bit late. When cows or niiiles strayed on the tracks, Morris would halt the train .until his fireman drove the stock to safety by heaving coal their way. Once his cow catcher hit a yearling and tossed it on the right- of-way ^ere It struck and killed two cows. Morris likes to tell about the time he helped a friend who wanted to get a keg of beer home without his father-in-law knowing about it. The engineer agreed to slow the Goober Special and let the fellow kick off the keg. at an isolated spot. iThc Special was slowed all right and the fellow kicked the keg but it bounced down an embankment and tore across a com Ifleld. The beer ruined the com. The two never would mix. Morris was ndsing his train through a fog one day when a freight engine loomed before him. He cut his steam and Juinped. He says he heard the collision as he tumbled down an embankment and looked up Jast in time to see a pair of pilot trucks start down the incline after him. The trucks chased him for 50 yards. Back at the wreck he discovered the engineer of the freight train was his brother-in-law and the two firemen also were brothers-in-law. None was hurt. He began railroading in the days' of the "'wood burning locomotives.*! Firemen then handled the wood with barehands because the splinters cut leather gloves to ribbons. Bare skin was no tougher than leather, but it was cheaper. FRENGH SHIP BURNS Captain Reports Thirty of Crew Die , As Liner Is Destroyed. Cherbourg, Prance, Jan. 4. (AP) Captain Schoof, master , of the French llner^ L'Atiantique, reported tonight that 30 of bis crew were killed when the vessel was destroyed by fire in the English channel today. One hundred and nineteen of the rescued reached Cherbourg tonight aboard the steamers Achilles, Ruhr and Ford Castle. Others of the creW, approximately eighty according to the captain, were en route to Brest In other vessels. The captain was thclast inan alive to leave the boat, being forced to leap Into the sea., He was picked up in a small boat from the Achilles uninjured. • CAMPBELL AFTER OWN »IARK English Speed Pilot to SaU for U. S. in Jannary. . London, Jan. 4. (AP)-rSir Malcolm Campbell, holder of the world automobile speed record of 253.98 miles an hour, today announced that he would ship his riebullt racing machine, J Bluebird, to Daytona Beach, Pla., January 18 for an attempt to raise that mark. \ Sir Malcolm will sail from England January 25 to supervise the tuning of the Bluebird for the record runs, which probably- will be made in February when beach conditions are best. Bluebird is still in the shops at Horley, Surrey, receiving the final touches before being packed for shipment. The horsepower has been increased To 2,500 and the body further strieamllned to cut down air resistance. BYRD ANSWERS HOUSE CRITICS He Would Surrender Pay For Action Against Givil Disability Boston Jan. 4. (AI*)—Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd has pledged himself to give up his status in the navy and "all that goes with It" If the American Legion will favor before congress repeal of the law "which grants pensions to veterans of all our wars who received no injury or disability from war service." Admiral Byrd made the pledge In a statement answer to criticism given yesterday, both In the house and senate at Washington, because he was receiving $4,200 aimual retirement pay from the government while acting for the /National Economy league of which he is chairman. The statement specifically answered Senator Robinson of Indiana, who demanded on the floor of the senate that he. return his "pension" to the government.. Not a Pensioner. "First I want to make this clear,' the admiral stated. "I do not now, nor have I at any other time, drawn a pension froni the'government. I am of the regular . naval establishment subject to the call to duty In an emergency. "Let me also make clear, the purpose of the National Economy league, which the senator attacks. Is "to cut ^1-wa.steful governmental costs, locali state and federal) "Now I want to submit a proposition to Senator Robinson In answer to his demand that I return my pay to the government. .1 will give up my status in the navy and all that goes with it if the American Legion, which the senator represents, will favor before congress the repeal of that dangerous, costly ' law which grants pensions to veterans of all our wars who received no Injury or disability from war service. Civil Disability the Menace. . .the immediate payment of the bonus is of small Importance compared to this civil life disability allowance cost. This law measures war service in, terms of dollars, and cents. A nation--^nnot survive that so measures the war service of Its people." Byrd, a Legionnaire himself, said he stood for "oven more liberal compensation for the really war disabled who have been somewhat overlooked In the rush for pensions on the part of veterans who got their injuries In civil life." CHANG KEEPS ;1 HANDS OFF IN;! NEW INCIDENT 1 Marshal Requests Furthei* Goirimunications Be Sent to Nanking OBJECTIVE SGANNEI^ SOLUTION IN BEER Garner Says Attack on De|ficU Depends on Legalization, Eqonomy Washington, Jan. A. (AP)—How the Democrats ,attack balancing of the budget, in the words of Speaker Garaer, depends largely on whether beer 'is legalized and how much economy Is effected at this session. A treasury statement: today showed the deficit for the first half of this, the 1933 fiscal year, stood at $1,159,288502. (Setting ready for the meeting to be held in New York tomorrow by President-elect Roosevelt the speaker told newspapermen at the Capitol that it had Ijeen impossible to ascertain how much revenue was needed to balance the budget because experts disagreed on the amount of the prospective treasury deficit. "It Is all a guess, , and Secretary Mills agrees with me," Gamer said. If Presideht Hoover signed the beer bill, he weril on, it would bring in about 200 million dollars in revenue. The senate economy committee is expected by Garner to recommend economies of between 150 and' 200 million dollars In expenditures, and he said tliese would go a long way toward balancing, the budget. CORN FLIES IN A COLLISION W, W. Clark's Antomobile Strikes Load of Grain on U. S. 54 Com was strewn over U. S. 64 east of lola for a distance of ISO feet last night when a, Wagon load of it was struck from the rear by an automobile driven by W. W. Clark, of LaHarpe. Neither Clark or C. B. Miller, driver of the wagon, -was Injured serjlpusly. Clark said the lights of an on­ coming'motor car prevented his seeing the w&gon ^ which was , Ijeing driven east. The impact of the automobile sent com flying In all directions, witnesses said, and even stripped the hamess from the-team of horsed pulUng the load, although the animals were not injured. Clark's car, as well as the Wagon, was badly damaged- He is a barber in lola and, Miller is a farmer living near LaHarpe. Foreign Military Experts Uncertain if Japan Can . Enter Jehol Now : Pelplng, China, Jan. ,4. (AP)— : Marshal Chang Hsiao-Liang, raili« tary ruler of North China, served i notice on Japanese authorities to-; day that he did not care to deal) ' with them concerning the Shanhai- kwan incident. He bluntly requested that: any further conimunlca- , tloiis be addressed to the National-'- ; ist government at Nanking, « ; Chinese: forces were believed preparing for: another battle south otv \ Shanhalkwan, whence they retreat-: cd jxjstcrday with a reported death toll of 600 troops. That city, dominating northern land and sea gate-, ways of China, was reported in; ; ruins. Japanese finally won com-! : plete control after bitter street fighting in which many citizens;were kUled or wounded. In a letter to General Kotaro Nakamura, Japanese ^commander in ! North China, Marshal Chang re- ' fused to- accept responsibility for the • first clash between Jananese and C^nese troops at Shanhalkwan on- January 1. He laid blame for the incident at the door of the Japan- ; ese.. No Lon.ger Local. It was considered here that this removed the possibility of settling' Ijhe Shanhalkwan affair locally, i A Japanese legation, spokesman,: . however, said the Japanese were,' ready tp negotiate a, compromise-. settlement with Marsltel Chang if the Ch^iese commander also was •willing.; ' "Chang was warned of therpossible consequences as soon as the jincldent'. •ft-as retorted here but turned a deaf ear to that warning, possibly be-: cause of a strong attitude adopted by his subordinate generals, -with >. ; whom he conferred the evening of;. , January 2'" tlie spokesman said. Next. immediate movements by the Japanese troops were expected to determine whether they would: start theif: long predicted drive to • annex ,Jehpl to Miinchukuo, the Jap- • anese-sponsored Manchurlah state," or whether they would push farth- ; er Into China; proper along the \ rallwa^ leading to this ancient capi- ; tal. ; • • i ; . Logical Path to Follow. By holding Chinese troops from • the south; Shahlialkwan, and the '• \ nearby ekstem gate of the great > wall- of China, a march northwest- . ward ^ta Jehol cpu^ld proceed with- : out cxpeetcd serious opposition. It -j is the iqgieal way to enter Jehol, ^ also, by skirting the mountain bar- - rier bietweeh that province and Manchuria.: Chinese were apprehensive, how- ' ever, 6f a further, southward drive,. with isolated, clashes already report- i ed at Chlnwipgtao, the great north- ; era seaport a few miles southwest : of Shanhalkwan, and also on the Mukden-fPeiising railroad. . , • Washington, Jan. 4. (AP)—Foreign .mllitairy experts have SIKSI limited Informatlpn of Japanese military strength and organization hi South Manchuria that they hesi- talte to.offer an opinlori on whether Japa4 is now In: position—should that t)e; its objective In the Shan­ halkwan incident—to carry out a general ^occupation movement in Je­ hol and extend it to Peiping and Tientsin In North China. ilap Troops Total 100,000. 'ThiB Japanese are generally believed to have about lOO.CiOO trooDs in all Manchuria, including the forceis which they keep there regu-' larly; to'guard the South Manchurian- railway froni Port Arthur • to Changchun, ^ut the Nit>on troops now are scattered all over the Chinese railways as well as along the caiiriese eastern line. Jointly owned by the Russians and Chinese. General Chang Haslao-Llang, who is in charge of the Chinese forces In North China, i§ supposed to. have at least a quarter of a million troops-rtroopsithat are poorly equipped- and lack heavy guns and air support. Reports that he was concentrating large numbers of his men in Jehbl are believed by observers to be responsible for Japanese actlvl- tie.i aijout Shanhalkwan. Chang's forces are accustomed to fighting over rough' country! similar to Jehol arid are experts at Guerilla warfare. Consequently they are regarded by the Japanese as a constant menace to the Mukden and Tientsin railway which runs within a Jew miles of the Jehol border in itscoiirse through tBe narrow coastal ^ strip of Manchuria between Shanhalkwan and "tientsin. ; Chang the Thorn. Military nlen have been predicting for mOre than a year that Japan must sweep Chang's troops and ir- re^lars out of a ^rt of Eastern Jehol at least to guarantee the uninterrupted possession of the only rail connection between Manchuria and caiina proper. ; Thejprediction of br. IV V. Soong, C&inele finance minister, that the Japanfese have started a movement at Shianhaikwan to invest all of North: China as well as Jehol is not generally supported by military ex- p(!rts,r but the opinion is general among military tacticians tliat if Je­ hol is not occupied at this time by the Jkpanese there Will be a move- nienti to; invest it .within a few i^onths.: • 3- Olafhe ClvU War Vet Dies. ^ rOlathe, Kas., Jan. 4. (AP)— caiarlea; Stypes, 94 -yearMjld CivU war veteran, died here today.

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