Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 1, 1927 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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GlfiCULATION is the pnly 'porkmodity a \ Newspaper HaA to SeU ItsAdveftisers. VOLUME XXXI. No 83. The Wwkly neKlMUT, I>i»bll»be<l I'hi- loiii. Dull)' KeKlmcr. i->tabll *hMl lOLA, KAN.. THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 1. 1927. Th« lola DaUsr ReKiater. Brt*blUh«d 1897. The Weekly Reclster. E>UbllHh«d 18S7 EIGHT PAGES OPENING IS ONTOjlIGHT Treasure Hunt Starts on Square as Santa, Is Arriving Here ip* RIZ E iS~SATURDAY Duplicates Not Needed to Carry off Prizes f In Content ' Krerythfng is set for the big ; TreMure Hunt and Orand Christmas OpenlpR tonight. ! • Sant^ ciaus himself will . be here siiortiy after eight o'clock and will majte a round of t^e square to greet all jhls friends and. distribute imp^tially among them a bar^ r«2l full of candy and Eskimo Pies. Njpbody knows upon which street he will enter the square.'but aif aur^ce has been received that he will appear from some direction about eight o'clock. Mr. S. S. Shelley of the .Shi-Iloy • Motor Comiiany ha.s guaranteed to ' meet h'lm and bring him to. towji of his cars. Mr. Uunda'I of I 'he j Jola Creamery, one of Kris Kriiigle's lola friends, (bought it would hi' fitting that the' old Saint should have some i Eskimo Pies to distribute here, so he has arranged that—just beci^ise of his old tinie friendship with Santa Claus' and because he likes jto see the lola youngsters have .••1 good time. Ten dozen of these pics filled with Superior ice cream iwin be given away in addition to (he barrel of candy, i All of the merchants co-operat- .(ng in the Treasure Hunt bav..- re. neived their cards with numbqrs jirinted on them to attach to their pri«e.s. Thousands of people will be walking the streets tonight to i9je if these numbers correspond (0- the one which was printed in the issue of the Regi.ster Tuesday ; which went to their Remember that prizes will be given !away to those holding exact numbers any time after noon Sat- urCu/. Remember also that itmay nhot be neresary to hold an exact duplicate in order to win a prize. If you have a number which is, .close to otoo of the ^Treasure Hunt ^numbers, go into tlie stiire where that prize Is and register .vonr name, address and Register coupon number. This may be done any tim«' between noon Satutday and store closing time that night. "Winners" will be announced in i Monday's Uegister and prizes th^n mky be called "for any time there. after..', • • ; But the main thing to remember is that tonight is the night to do your timt Chrisinias window shopping. Bring a little note book along with you and make notes of the articles you see which appeal to you' as being just th« thing for different p»Tsons on "pur shop- plnc list. Then luiv those things Friday or, Saturday of this i^ek. Mfore someone elsp„ boats you to It!' I The most, cay and joyous season of the year is at Jiand.' Make the ' iiw-st qf it:, Cilinese General and Weilesley Girl Marry •j Shangli|fri.''I)ec. 1. (AIM -(ieiier- a1 Ghianii:. Kai-Shek, tanner Ceu- iferallsslmO-'Of' the Nationalik arm- lf^\ and MlrTs .Me!'ii )g Soong, young , Weilesley graduaie. were married .' today. '. • 1^ jjThe couple 1 were luitrried by a Ghjristlan. religious sirrvitie anil tiiifn by a Chinese rivil ceremony. •Aliihough only iniimate; friends at- T<|iided the religious .«ervicc. l .ono • CiiJiiP'-''® and 200 foreigner.s. making uiii the most; prominent .members of'the Chinese and foreign civil fttid official circles, attended the »lril ceremony. King's Pudding Making Attracts Huge Gathering Utniion. lot: 1. (AP){-Chrln- mus puddink ilnauclorM of old • England cuine Into their own today, i The ceremonial niixTng of a huge ChristmaH pudding for King Oeorge from ingredients spcclfled In the Empire Marketing Board's official resipe attracted high dignitarlei^ froqi all vrards of the. ancient city of London to the Mansion house. hon?e of the Lord Mayor. Representatives from the . British dominions and colonies attended, and saw the fruits , spices and foodstuffs from their homelands w'eighed. measured, mixed and finally put to boil for 20 hours. BROADCASTING StATIONS to BE GIVEN UP ? • • • Federal Radio Commission to Eliminate 300 From the Air REPORTER STAND IN OF GEORGE REMUS —I— t Tells of Insa^ne Rage of Defendant When Told i \ pf Wife's Action^ 6incinnatl. O.. Dec. 1. (AP)— _ Further, testimony, detailing out-i „„,.-.\,„i. / .• ... * — -— bursts of George Remu.s., which he f ""'h action., but ideclareu led him to the belief that.'""' <le«'med it. necessarj- to de'ay \thc former bootleg king was in-! the application o'f the federal au- .Bane, was related today by John T 'thnrlly r 'o the'end desired until the IS ONLY SOLUTION Such Is Assertion Made By Pickard on Air Problem Wasliington. Dec. 1. (AP)-^4:iIm- ination of posstbly 300 of the'pres­ ent 694 broadcasting stations operating in the United States during the coming year has been decided upon by the fedecal radio commission. Commissioner Sam Pickard. Man- Ihattan. Kas., speaking for his associates on the doinmlsslon. declared today that the wholesale reduction in the operating broadcasting sta- tidiis had been decided upon as the only means of enabling full public utilization of radio possfbilities. Mem^bers of the' radio commission, he said, had fully realized ^the Young ^Bootlegger Is Found Slain on Road Near Kansas City Today Citv, Dec. ]. (AP)—A richlj' dre.ssed yoyng man, identified as Harry Rothnian, Khnsas Gity, by letters arid merfioraiida. alleged to connect him with an extensive whole- .sale liquor trade, was found i^laia be.side a road near Gashland. Mo., in Clay county. thi« morning. He had been i-hot live tlaies IrO—^ the stomach, and two hri|..| holes ""'elwok in his pocket cort- , ,, . , 1 I ji . I .... tained names of many recognized in his, right ..and indica:..l .n Hit-.K„„„„„ b^KUleggers. authori- lle struggle to push aside, ihc gttn Vlth records of payments that kllletl hiin. Tl.- body wasjof from less; than $100 to nearly laid carefully I beside the road Ui.OOn. .V bank account In bis, o«|n wrapped in an over .^i <:;i. leading to name showed frequent witbdra the belief that he htnl been killed als and deposits of 'arge chcc; at an -i !:er" pti ^e hu-I "he lici!.- car- all made payable to "cash." ried tp the roadsl:!-. I Auother bank' book showed a Th-: body WHS st.l warm •••.•len balance of $1.6i>5 Xovember 16' in the cjay county cer.ii' ••• wni lo llie name of Jack Levy, which po- BEACH TOLD OF SLAYING, BAI^STORY Baltimore Showinan and Attorney Testifies In Murder Case TELLS 6 F~MEETING the srt-ne, nine mllv.s sas City lurih of Kan- lice believed alias. may have been an Koger.s. a reporter for:thu St. l-ou's. ..renf ;„E. th^ PostfDispatcb. In Remus' trial for'"'* -'^^"'"'K ">« the murder of his wife. Iino£eiie. Rciigers was recalled for r4-di- rect ^i ^xam|natIou today at the opening oif court. "niirlngf the Jack Daniels trial at tn{liaua|>olis when Kemus' was being held as a witness. Connors and 1 were with him one night; in December when John S. JJerger. of I Los Angeles came into'the room I , and said, 'George, your wjfe and I *^<»n6«»"'°«» 1" bgdy had been tested and until they had been:able to make fuir obser\:ation of conditions In the .radio field. AiidiorKjr rnqaesl !i >ii«d... He adde.i that there had been sufficlenv court action (upon the law's provisions to insure the cbm: mission's authority, while the con- the radio Dodge are now on the fqurt^h floor having a high ball partj;,' said Rogers. "Remus leaped.from his cbair as If he had been- shot shrieked and dashed for the door. "Connors and I overpowered fie:d had demonstrated the, iieccs- slty of ,the step. Kxplaining the method of eliminating stations that the commission intended jto adopt, .Mr. Pickar»l saifl that .ill outstanding ~ — hiiii and forced him back into his. ,,r„j„icastiug licenses expiring De- Senate rules to render impossible c^air. Remus.raved for ten or ar-1 ^.gnjjjp^ .{1 tontinued to ' filibustering. February 1. Thereafter the com-1 The vir.»-j)rosl'Teiit d^elnr-d Ii'>'i- DAWESDECLARES HE WILL NOT BE G.O.P.fANDIDATE Vice: If resident Comes Out In Favor of Frank • O. Lowderi Washington. Dec. 1. (AI'I Vire- Presideht Dawes repeated today at the White House.that he was not a cnndidati- for the presidency and said he fa+ored the nomination of Frank O. Lowden of Illinois. The vlce-presideni's endorsement of Mr. I<owden'was b.-ised on the assumption that Mrt'oolidgc would decline- r.'nomln:ition.' He declined to! go into details of the political .siiuation. declaring that "anything that 1 might say on such questions would only, have interest aS: a possible interpretation of my pei'sonal and political motives." General Dawes reiterated his stand In favor of changing' the CLEARING SKIES AND HIGH MAJIKS iDi TEMPERAM teen minutes. He upbraided us in i a high falsetto Voice for not permitting him te igo and defend his honor. J "He talked wHdly. struck at us, asd tbei^ calmed dow^n and and became tranquil and apologetic. rThen he bad a bad attack of nervous ipro.stration." • Rogers related that George Connors, a .Remus associate, thrust Berger horn the room. Rogers said that in the effort to control Remus he fell down. ';Ls tha^ the same Berger who about that time attempted to blackmail Mrs. Remus in St. Louisr' asked Prosecutor Taft upon cross- examination. An objection prevented an answer. "Is that the same Berger who wentuo St. LauIs and tried to make Mrs. Remus give hlui $15,000 or $20,000 on Remus's request?" rephrased Taft. . • i Rogers did iiot know. \)ut said Berger was a high tyiie jbusiness man who prbpioted the ' several million dollar industrial exposition for the St. Louis Chamber'of Comr nierce. and now was doing the same for ^he Los Angeles Chamber of Commi>rce. ! A contract alleged to h4ve been in the handwriting of Franklin L Dodge, jr.. for disposal of several Hundred barrels of whiskey owned by Remus was read to the Jury Rogers ideutitied It yesterday ' as having'been one of the subjects of a discussion between Remus and his wife here several months before he slew her. mission-would consider <;liininatidn recommendations from its radio In- .specfors iq the field. In deteiUinlns -yrbtcb siationk may survlye, the coinbiission expects, to use the standards set up by the radjio law and to grant licenses to those enterprises w^ich it considers to be most needed by public convenience, interest and necessity. A secondary considera- tioti will be the priority of the sta- tioh in its field. In this connection it was pointed out that about 250 new operating stations have begiin service since 1926, while the others wpre in the field before that date. ^ Three Children and Mdther Die in Fire WEATHER and ROADS FOR KANSAS: .Mostly fair to; nl^ht and Friday: narmrr tonight : in I Hontheasf i|Mrt^ln: Mimewhaf e^der Friday in nortJieast port'on. WR '^JOIA ;AM»' VICIMTY: Fali"" toni{rlit nnd Friday: warmer tonight I ; Telnperature—rHigbfest yesterday :i6. at 3 p. m.: last night Is at T a. m.: normal for;today 38: ' dellcitncy yesterday 11; excess since January 1st, 443 degrees: this date last year—highest 4S: lowesjt 28. Preclpjtatljon for the 24 Iiours . -ending at 71a. m. today. 03,; total foi^ i-his year to date. 51.51: expess since Jantiary 1st 15:16 inches. : Relative humidity at 12 noon . .je.starday. "3 per cent: T a. m. to- liay 89 per cent: . barotneter re• dueeil to sea level 30.43 inches. ' : Sun rises 7:20 a. m.. sets 6:03 ' p. m. • Road 'Canditlon)!. ' Hutchinson, partly cloudy, roads Salina. partly cloudy. roa<ls ood. Arkansas City. cleaC roads vgood. Pittsburg. clear. roads rough. Topelfa.. clear, roads good i^CofTeyville. clear, roads rough • Wichita, partly cloudy, roads goo«i ; Manhattan, cloudy, roads fair r Dodge City, plear, roads good. 13m Unity, wis., Dec. L (AP»—X mother and her tbre^. cbildren lost their lives in a fire Which destroyed their home early Wednesday evening. The are Jfrs. Paul Colby. 28, and her children. Clover. 9, Leroy, 7. and Detmor, 5. An explosion of coal gas was considered the probable caiise of the Ore. Roy Harmon, Oklahoma Bandit, Breaks Jail Charles City. Iowa, Dec. 1. (AP) —Roy ^Harmon, alleged memiier of an Oklahoma bandit gang who wa.^ sentenced to ten years in the state penitentiary at Fort' Midison ve*- terday for attempted ' robbery esca|)ed from the Floyd county jail last aight. Sheriff Saddler announced today. • , TOPEKA MAN MAY SUCCEEDPOLLOCK McDermott Has Backing of Capper, Curtis and Many Kansans Topeka, Dec. 1. (AP)—J'he friends of George T. McDermott, Topeka attorney, have for some time urged his appointment as successor of Judge John C. Pollock, Kan-' sas federal district judge. Mr. .McDermott. who is 41 years of age. is one of the state's most prominent attorneys but has never held a major political- office. Washington. Dec. 1. (AP)—Au- pointmeut of George T. McDermott of Topeka, Kansas, to succeed John C. Pollock as Kansas federal district judge was urged today upon Attorney General Sargent by Senators Curtis and Capper.of Kansas and a delegation from their state. Judge Pollock reached the retirement age of 70 last November 5. Mr. .McDermott has been ' endorsed by seven members of the Kansas supreme court as well as by t le two senators. He is a son- In-la w of State Senator J. H. Stewart, of Wichita, and. politically has opposed ^e Republican wing in Kansas headed by "Former Governo- Henry J. Allen of Wichita. Later Mr. McDermott was presented to President Coolidge by Senators Curtis and Capper and David Mulvane, Republican N^tibn- al committeeman from Kansas. for Such Is Prediction State as East lis Counting Loss Topeka. Dec. 1. (AP» -Clearing skies and slightly higher temperatures fmlay was Uie prediction of thi) weather Iwireau this morning ifter the mercury had dropped to • h<j lowest mark of the seiason at' Topeka and some other points. Coodland reixirted a law mark of 14 degrees, .equalling its previous low for the'season; Dodge City IS: Topeka and Wichita, 20; Concordia 1'4; an dKausas City 26. .\o iHiin or snow was reported in Kansas last night. East Counts Storm Losses Declares Defendant Was After Mcmey to Make His Escape Courtroom. Mays . Landing, N. J.. Dec. 1. (AP)—The State . rested its case in the Lillien- dabl murder at 4:15 p. m. today. The action came as a complete surprise to the courtroom throng which had expected that the State's witness would continue to occupy the stand for the rest of this week. Court Room, Mays Landing, N. J.. Dec. 1. (AP>—Samuel Bark, Baltimore lawyer and showman, testified today that Willis Beach confessed to him the killing of Dr. A. Villiam Ulliendahr. He testified to talking with Beach in Baltimore last September. "I fol<l him I saw py the papers he was wanted and he said not very b^d." he testifie<i. "He and a man named Thqpipson a-sked me for $600, bnt I said 1 was no bank. They jsald they wanted the money to take some jewelry-out of soak in Philadelphia. '"Thompson told Beach it looked like me was in an awful fix and Beach said he could beat it. "TBen 1 asked him just how he got in this fix and Beach said he'd got in a racket with the old man and shot him " WHio did he mean by the old man?") Tiilked of Tronble. Dr.iLilliendahl. We were talking about the murder. Beach told me the old men had been having some trouble iibont money or dope or something." Bark said th 'at Beach told him the kjlling was staged at the iso- .\ew York. Dec. 1. (AP)—Storm-[lated B|Kit off the Ataion road, "be- swepr districts of .New York state i cause; we had to fix It for a get- Pfunsylvanla and .Maryland In cold |away.|' Fifty-One Cents WillF^dHubby For Entire Day Chicago. Dec. 1. (AP)—The I'niver^ty of jChlpago will show wives tomorrow how to feed a husband on 51 Cents a day. It will .show, according to announcement, how smart wives by. careful buying in' large quantities may effect a saving oif as much as $273 a year without the husbands even noticing the difference. Two daily menus which supply a 150-pouhd man with his 3.000 calories at widely different costs will he explained. Besides the 51-cent menu, there will be one of $1.26 for food of ' approximately the same nittri- tlve value. LEAGUE BARD ATWORkfOR PEACE^PLANS Committee's Head Still Buzzing Over Plan Of Soviet ^ MANY PROBLEMS UP Ironical Attack Made by' English Delegate Oiy Others K"'f 'n fiivrr of iiinjoritv cloture on all malt'rs"s'nr" th'-! is lie*-- essary for Ihe maj6rlty to conduct if (j hn.>"lti "SH." *T Trtvor' (»f course I'm* .Norri.s- omn»»rt">pfif to 4»ie j.otiatitulion j hurricane .force oboMshirc the «hof< .."ssion of !)»it. P .-i.. .ind con"res>! "'he ••>"' "if »Ue •'•"end ment w'*'' vf» fi..., i..rn.j #»f tilibusferinir wii'il ho i.>Kseneil I):-t Would nnt ho de-troveii " Mr. I)awe« I said Iij; tlioiidit that suffieent .sentiment had de- yelppetl amone senators themselves for a movement for the reform of tlje rules to start spontaneously among them. "t feel that the filibuster in the last session of •congress has resulted in a foi 'ifnc jimonc Hi" senators themselves that chniise In the rules Is not-onIv advlsali'e hut necessary." he declared. weather today took -stock of the dam: ge of high winds, rains and lloods. .After a warm en<ling to .Vovember. December started cold tliroughout the eastern states. Wind and rain storms of almost swept Williams- Cumberland. Md. Dawes News Known by Lowden Chicago. Dec. 1. (AP)—Spokesmen for former Goveriior Frank O. Lowden said Mr. Lowden ^'ould not comment on vice president Dawes statement favoring the nomination pf the former chief executive of Illinois for the Presidency. Friends of Mr. ; I..owden. how- over, said that MK Dawes' attitude had l?een known for a long time and that only;as late as last week Mr. Dawes had remarked that anyone who questions the sincerity of my statement that I am not a presidential .candidate, questions my integrity. Former governor Lowd»"i Mnd Mr. Dawds long have been fast friends. ^ ' laii- vesterilay. M. Williamsport the jtonn was followo'l by a thirty•I giV'- drop in lempera.iure. No lives were lost so far as ^nown. Horncll. .V. Y.. in the; western part'of the state was under four to live feet of water this mbrniiig and •'00 families were marooned in their homes. Others points in the (anisieo river were imperilled as the river, swoolen by twenty-four hours or rain, was out of its banks. Damage rati Into thousands of dollar^. Servi»-" (111 (lie Erie railroad was curtailed. .VI )U)ciie.->ier. .\. v.. a water main \n \T.<\. Hooding five city blocks, and pouring into a new subway, whloh has jusi been completed. .\ landslide and washout near Geneva, .\'. Y.. crippled the Pennsylvania division of the New York Central railroad. . > In Cumberland. Aid.. wind reached a velocity of seventy miles an hour and did severe damage to a large glass factory and injured two men. Others Thrfn Elks May Attend Charity BaU Silver Winged Airplane, Used By Duck Hunter, SQught By Warden jmrin. clear roads rougli. I I Maize. Kan.. Dec. 1. .^(AP)—A silver winged airplane, which swooped down like a bird of prey .on-huiidreds • of ducks resting-at a protected pond on the L. J. Nicholson farm near here, is being sought today by J. B. Doze, Kansas stale game warden. Tiie plane, thought to be, from Kansas City, wais driven away by Mr. Kit^olson, who fired lOn it after the pilot had made 'three rtivi^s toward tb^ pond. The roar of the motor had frightened; livestock; one mule was badly tut In clashing through barbed iwire and pasture fences were trampled down by cattle in their wild scramble to get away from the low flying plane. U. ('•: Reed, deputy game warden of Wichiu is in Haize with the state game warden to trace cities whtcii may lead to the, arrest of the duck hunting pilot. The plane, which had been seen in this vicinity i previously, is a biplane bearing the number l,3£i on its wings. Mr. Nlcbblson has alliiwed no huntfng on Ihisrpond til sesMn. National Honor Society : Takes in New | Members The National Honor society of the senior jiigh school today held its first term, initiation of new members in high . school chapel with five cancjidates being taken in. There are now 11 -memliers of this society in the senior high school here. To be elegible for admission to the society the students ei^tering before, the last month of the school year , must be seniors, must be In the [upper twenty-five; percent of their class ill scholarship, must ,have shown good leadership ability must have a good and iiositlve character, and have preformed noteworthy service to the school. These qnaliflrattons are decided upon by a faculty committee. i Charles F. S<-ott gave an address to the new members, the old and the student b<K]y present on the four main.poiixts. especially stress-^ ing character and scholarship as vitally important. The members taken' in today were Maxine Fleming. Avis Mull- enneix. Maxine Roedel. Walter Trombold. and Richard Wolf. Family of Six Burned To Death in Texas The big charity bail which will l>e held at 9 o'clock tonight in the Elks club rooms Is not exclusively ''an affair for the membership of the Elks. Friends of the Elks who are in sympathy | with the - work which is carried on by the welfare committee and who desire to help that good work along may do so by attending this'ball and | will find .themselves more than 'welcome. No invitation is nece.ssary. The admission Is $j}.00i About $1.00 of this will go to' pay expenses of the hall an(< the other $4.00 will lie put into the fund which is used by the welfare committee each year to liuy shoes and stockings for needy school Children of lola. Broadcasting Plans For Coolidge Speech Washington.-pec. 1. (AP)—Radio broadcaeting arrangements have been made for the exercises here tomorrow^ at which President Co6\- idgei will dedicate the New Mexico memorial stone in the Washington monument. Senator Jones, of New .Mexico, will pres.ide at the ceremony. A hook-up over the "red" chain of the Radio. Corporation of America has been arranged for the broadcasting which will begin at 2:30 -p. rii. Beach told me he met the old dla'n. shot him in the head and ran back In his car. yThen he got there he sail! he shouted 'yoo-hoo' to Mrs.-Lllliendahl to let her knoiv he^ was safJely ^way and then she spread the alarm." Under cross-examination 3ark classed himself as a "trick roper", in travelling shows. i. Robert McCartei^. counsel for Mrs. Lilllendahl. asked Bark if he could: write and then had him inscribe his signature which was marked for identification. Knew Benrh for Year. Bark said he had known Beach for about a year, having been introduced in i'hiladelphia by Clyde Thompson, the mutual friend who was present at the alleged confession. Beach sat calmly at ease in his chair while Bark related the encounter in Baltimore. Mrs. Lil­ llendahl,- her iback turned to the spectators, remained rigid. / J. Sherwood Thompson, brother of the widow, made hasty notes; while next to him little Alfred Lil­ llendahl worked industriously on his latest, drawing of a house in the woods. Back in the spectators', seats. Mrs.- Amanda Beach, wife' of Mrs. Lilllendahl's codefendant, craned her neck anxiously for a few .moments,. staring at the witness. Then she resumed her <rtd posture of ibent-head and closed eyes and seemed to pay no heed to the accusation of Jthe state's star witness against her husband. Three Thousand Dead In Flood in Algeria Algiers. .'Algeria. Dec. 1. (API— "Three thousand persons, including 250 Eiiropeans. have perished in the floods in the Gran department, it was. conservatively estiniated today. The estimate was based on the latest advices from the devastated area in northwestern Algeria. • Twelve thousand square miles of the most fertile territory in the department have been de^stated. Coal Production Is; : Near Normal in Mines 6.0. P. IRREGULAR GROUP PLANS BIG f IGirr TOMORROW Ready to Buck Slate of Party Regulars, But 'Keep Secrets AVashington. Dec. 1. (AP)—"The group of independent republican senators decided definitely, today to go before the party caucus tomorrow with a program of its own. WHiile the Independents are ready to buck the slate of the party regulars for soiUe of the senate offices, th^ group decided to keep its plans secret pending the disposition of their proposal by the regular leaders. I The jobs comiiig before the party iauctis tomorrow for decision include' those if president pro tempore of the senate, secretary and lergeant-at-arms. The incumbents. Senator Moses, of New Hampshire. Sdward P. Thayer, of Indiana,.and ipavid Barry, of Pennsylvania, had t been stated to sucieed themselves. .If unsuccessful in their efforts in he party conference, the independents have indicated they might carry their fight to the floor of the senate where tbey swing the balance of power by virtufe of the almost even linenp betwejen the Republicans and Democrats. Neither Senator'Borah nor Senator Norfla. tlie. two oTigiaal lead- 'ers of the W|e8tem independent bloc, were present at today's iieet- ing. which wab held in the ^fflce of. Senator LaFoliette. of Wisconsin. Others present included Senators Nye and Frazier. of North Dakota. 'Blaine of - Wisconsin. Brookhart of Iowa, and Shipetead. farmer labor. London,. Dec.' 1. (AP)—The Russian proposal at Geneva for the complete abolition of armament aroused anger and contempt in the London press today. Papers of all shades ot political cbloring damned 'the soviet scheme with vituperatiTt adjectives. Washington. Dec. 1. (AP)— The Washington government • will decline the invitation ex. tended in Geneva yesterday, to . send .aiL observer to the security conference. This deciaton-^' was made at tba ^tate"depart-/ ment today afte.r a. conuntinU , cation--frbm Minister HUgh Wilson!' transmitting. the' InVi- ? tat:.on had been rcceilyed. Geneva. Dec. 1. (API—Ed- ua'rS Benes of , Czechoslovakia was unanimously elec.t.ed president of the new committee of .'security and arbitration of the 'preparatory disarmament conference todai'. His name was proposed by I>ord CJnshen'den of Great I Britain at the. opening of the meeting of the committee. FORDPRODUCTION to BE INfREASED New Model Prices $10 to $35 Higher Than on Old mm T Ambassador Morrow to Tour Mexico as Guest Cleburne. Tex.. Dek 1. (APi—A family of six persons was burned to, defith late last night or early this morning in their Utile home 10 miles southeast of here. The dead: Ralph Williams and bis wife: Chester. 9: OielT, 6; Odin, 4, and W. T., Jnfant, Mexlc0 aty,.Dec. 1. (AP)—Although final decision has not been reached, it is almost certain that the American amibassador. pwigbt W. Morrow, will start tonight on a special tour of Mexico as th'e guest of President Cal|es. The party will trt^vel for a week through the northern parts of iMexIco. They: will. inspect irrigation and kother (|«relopment projects. Denver. Colo., Dec. 1. (AP)— With Colorado coal production' on the increase and practically all mines 'in the northern coal fields reopening today, under protection Of the C^olorado National ° Guard, indications point to a normal output withini a short time and collapse of the strike; Detroit. Dec. l.;(AP)—The Ford Motor company which has been technically ''out of production" .for some months. step up production , immediately, Edset B. Ford, president of; the company, indicated today in idiscussing the new model which formally will-be shown to the public tomorrow. Prices for the new model were announced by the; company last night and show a schedule ranging from' $3^5 for .the roadster to' $570 for the "For4or" sedan. The figures rj^present an Increase, of $10 to $3^ over tjie old model. Production now is averaging from 65 ito 70 cars a day, Edsel Ford declared. IJKe "stepping up" program will go into effect short-* ly, he said, and by February It is planned to produce daily 1.000 more units than in the preceding month. It Costs To See Ford llondon. Dec. 1. (.\P>—London is going to pay to .see Henry Ford's new car when it goes on. exhibition here Friday; l>ut the first showing tmtwithstanding is expecte<I to attract big crowds. / Special exaursions. are being or- estilzed by Ford representatives with reduced railway fares which include admission tfrlfeTa to the- Ford show. It is going to cost one shilling six )>ence. or abont 36 cents to see what the man in the street is calling Ford's "Reformed Lizzie." Indians Are on Warj^thtoHUve Redman Given Justice in History Chicago. Dec. 1. f.^P)—Indians in full paint and. regalia took the warpath today gainst "paleface propaganda" in American history text books. They had a resolution for presentation to'Mayor Thompson, asking that the American Indian be given his proper place in school histories. The .Indians believe the books put an unfair Interpretation upon Coster's last stand, and they pointed out that little Is said in. the histories ot the Battle of Wounded Kiiee. in which many Indians, men, women and children;' were massacred toy the soldiers. .Cust^. according to the Indians, fired the ^hot'that sttarted the Dakota ti^u- We. Scalping of victims, it was point; ed • out. was not of -Indian origin. It was a practice jeamed from eartv white settfers who demanded proof that their'enemies had been killed. "Parsiiqon ions' pilgrims." the letter to thd mayor said, paid bounties on itcslpK;only if i>otb ears wer* ; attached.' Warsaw. Dec. 1. (AP)—On the eve of his! departure for (Jeneva where he will present the Polish, viewpoint on the Polish-Lithuanian controversy. Premier Pilsudski of Poland.- has given an liiterview to the Polish telegraphic agency charging that Lithuania moBI- - lized her arnr>- recently and that he himsel'f. only after a night of deep thought, decided not to mobilize the Poltsh army in return. \ ' ') ' • Geneva, pec. 1. :(AP)-^The . Russian challenge to the wprld- • to disarm, ^d the Soviets will- - ingness to':have that challenge, discussed qu a give and take hasis today: were regarded a^ .having enrolled Riiesia again; • , in the family of nations. ,11 ' it a ne«- Rtiasia that is sitting ' as ^n observer in the secority committee of the disarmament coramissi6n''.*f the Leagne'of . - NatioD«. Maxim Litvinoff. head of'the delegation^ and AnatoI« r^jfcunacharsky. his chief aide, have shown a far less antagon- . jistic spirit than the Russians ' . dispriayed at the financial and economic conference in (3:enoa in 1922.and,at" other international nieetinigs. Geneva. Dec. 1. (AP)—The newly appointed security committee ot the preparatory disarmament commission, its head still buzzing with the soviet proposal of yesterd*y for the complete abolition of anna- • meats., began its - labors - today. The JRufisian proposals, the relations between France and Italy with regard & the Balkans and the Polish-Llthnai^an controvery, .air- though i not specifically beftire th*' security commHtee, all: presented problems uppermost in thb. mindp ot the ^deletfates. • • ' /-^ " One. feature of today's ^^esalOn ' ^is an ironical attack on M. Poli-^ tis. of Greece, and other speakers • by Lord Cushenden. the British • delegate, for seeking to revive the old Geneva protocol which Britkia rejected recently as impracticable and over-ideallstlc. i Ortaln Ihlni^si have been definitely judged aujd it seems useless to reopen the question of how tar objections to the Geneva protocol . forrespond to reality," he said. Knirlanii Ready to Help. At the same time Lord Cuslien- den stated that Great Britaiii Was ready by every possible way In Jit» power to encourage and assist U» promotion, of disarmainent. arbdtl'a- tion and security, bntj insisted thH the security committee should get down to clear cut propositions. .Maxim Litvinoff. head of the soviet deiegatloir who threw yesterday's "peace bomb" into tlM ronference addrfessed himself busily today to matters which jeam* up before the security committee whose mission is to see bow far international security can be puA- ed in order that the nations] may be induced to consent to a reduction in their armaments. at* ' tended the session as an obsenrer. since soviet Russia, as did th» L'nited States, declined to take an active part in the committee's la- bqrs. . I He smiled slightly on several'oc­ casions When beisaw a number «f the delegates busy studying the offlclal soviet "annex" distributed today. I In. this annex to the original dia- armament proposals of yesterday. " the Russians hotly criticlzedj the . capitalistic world for potwefaiagj more armies and ^more arms jthan ever before and for liidulging in a "frenzy"'. of naval constructJoB despite XUB Washington cottferen6e. This document also -criticitnid ' Americans as. frankly defendlBC the use of ehemicals in the neit war.: . • ' .•. (CbnUaaed en f*f» », Nb^

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