Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 7, 1933 · Page 1
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STATE HISTOaiCAli •».CIBTY. COMF*. TOPEKA.SAM-. THE lOLA VOLUME XXXVI. Nol 61. Successor to The loU Daily Kegitten The lola iJaily Recprd, and loU Daily ladex. lOLA, KAS., SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 7, 1933. i The Weekly Register, Established 1967 The loU Daily Register, EtUblished 1897. SIX ^AGES lOLANS AMONfi LAW MAKERS to GATHER |«ONDAY Releford and Oyler Represent County land Dis^ trict 4t Topeka BOTH FOR ECONOMY Oyler, However, Favors More Wholesale Changes In Go^ ernment • - Two Democrat s.- one the other a cle • s<'nt loin, Allen couii ; Fourteenth .senatorial ': Slate le(;i.ilaturp wheri ; in Topeka Mondtty. llhey are F. J. • Oyler, newjy circled state senator. • and the Hey. J. Lee Releford, repre- a la^-j-er and :ymah, will repre- jty, and .the district in the it convenes . snfilativc. Mr. • Releford. who • other cleric, thii Rev Swanson in the tedly a beginneri -islative work, bills which he iitends that hi.s vote wi' ibUls which he tl defeated an- Carl A. B. electlbn, is admit- in politics and leg- tte .says he has no to offer, and 1 go only to thase Inks vjrill be for the good' of tlin statf. ; Mr. Releford 1.' for an income tax. He Is for econon y in state expenditures. But he i.' not rabid on any iiubject likely t6 legislature in its Not An the come before Inext Session. I Extremist. ; "I favor economy." h |e said, "but .1 do not believe in goin^ to extremes. I am against out every state board! and : comniissionj just for the sake of econpmy because' such a thing can be carried too far; 1 "I am a proponent of a graduated automobile license tax |with a lower minimum, but not as j low as-some EX-SENATOR DIES GUY D. HOFF Clarksburg, W. Va., Jan. 7.— Word was received here today of the death of former United States Senator Guy D. Gpff of West Virginia,' at. ThomasviUe, Georgia. Relatives , and business associates of the ex-senator were advLsed of his death by Mrs. GofT. GofT, a Republican, had been ill several months. OHLFEST GIVEN ONE TO 5 YEARS Elsmore Banker Serves Notice of Appeal Immediately persons advocntci The fee should- ; A. H. Ohlfest, Elsmore banker, lyas n't be reduced to say [65, cents, b j sentenced to serve not less than one that would scat-cely^ pay for,^^^ ^^^^ ^^e the of. the 1 plates. It takes , / , . monev to keen up our roads and if I Penitentiary on each of two counts, you don't gefit from licenses you I "^"^ sentences to nm concurrently must get it from .some other source.", District Judge I^nk R- Forrest Mr. oyler. on the other hand, is today as an outgrowth of Ohlfest's strongly in favor of wholesale :abolition and con.solidation of many of tho bureaus. commLssions. and board.s now constituted in the state. "I am for con-solidating some sixty of the 67 boards, bureaus and com- nilssions in the state into one board of general administration." he said. Escape from Land Ta.\. " ^"I-favor an income tax because It J offers a way to get out from under • the real estate tax. "As to automobile license taxe?;. I favor a flat $2 tax for the life of the autorhoblle. jrucks and busses, however, should be regulated ac- i crtrding to weight and mileage, and should pay taxes accordingly." jMri Oyler said he would leave Inla fc^.the capital this afternoon. He ; wfll be accompanied by Mrs. Oyler. and they will occupy an apartment wfiich they have leased for the ses- Kl0h. Mr. Releford. will not go to Tope- ks until Monday and expects to .spiend all his Sundays at home, car; • rylng on his duties as pastor. Mr. Releford will go to the, legislature having probably a imique rec- r ora for a political candidate for a I ihjijof office. He said that he-did iiqt make a single campaign speech. .'He was Introduced at several politi- cai meetings over the county but his .i : rehiarksv'were confined to the an,- ntjimcement that he was a candi- ^ date and that he would appreciate support. Reason for Victory. I'l didn't make any speeches." the preacher said, "and that is probably : the, rea.son I was elected." . He. also said the campaign cost ~ him less than $11. Both Senator Oyler and Rcpre- .sedtative Releford are looking for: ward to an interesting and impor: taot se.ssion of the legislature. , FTINERAL OF REV. J. W. GORDON Colored Minister to Be Buried In • Ulffhland Cemetery Tuesday. Rimeral services for the Rev. J; W.( Gordon, colored minister whose - death occurred in St. Joseph, Mo., }ye&^erday, will be held in the Bap- •Istj temple Tuesday at 2 p. m. The Res'. E. A, WiLson. of Dallas, and the Rc^-. George McNeil of Kansas City, Kas-. will conduct the rites. Burial is to be made in Highland cenietcrj- with members of the colored Masons and the Order of 'the Ea^cm_ Star participating in the services at the grave, i Tt>e qnly survivor of Mr. Gordon. B -Slde from hLs wife wlio lives in lolii, is a brother, Morse Gordon; of Kansas City. ' ; - , .Mr. Gordon was a former resident! of tpln. having been pastor of the Secmid BaptLst church here. conviction upon cl^arges of violating the stale banking laws. Sentence was passed after the court overruled motions for a new trial and arrest of judgment. Defense attorneys served notice of appeal and bond was set at $2500. The bond was made. The state charged Ohlfest with violating "the banking laws in that they allege him to have received deposits for the Elsmore state bank when he knew it to be Ihsolvent. The bank Is: now closed. Defense testimorty consisted of a general denial. The state argued that Ohlfest did receive the deposits, and that he did know the bank to be in a failing condition. Defense testimony was introduced in an effort to show that he did not receive the deposits (in certain counts) and that he dldnot know the bank to be in an insolvent condition. The Jury found him guilty of two counts. . With the notice of appeal filed, it was. advanced In lega'l circles that Ohlfest"s case may not be heard for as much as two or two and a half years. Pending hearing, he may remain at liberty on the bond. Following the action of Judge Forrest in the Ohlfest case, he overruled a siinilar action brought by attorneys fbr Jack Slavens, convicted by a district jury recently of. assault with intent to do great bodily harm. The state had charged assault with Intent to kill. i Judge Forrest sentenced Slavens to serve six months In the county jail on the lesser charge, which was the minimum I sentence- imjKDsed by law. The indeterminate .sentence given Ohlfe-st-is fixed by law although It is within the discretion of the court to make the sentences run either concurrently or consecutively. IRON WORKS BANKRUPT Kansas Citian Named Receiver, by Federal Judge for Klrk-Morrow Enterprise in lola WEATHER ani F <>n KANSASk-F warmer In west porkion Sunday probably fair iind somewhat «-armcr. j . For lola and Virinlty—Fair to- jtl^htfand Sunday; somewbal warmr cr toiilffht. ' Tereporaturo—Highest yesterday. ,S7: lowest last night 34; normal for loday'SO; excess yesterday 16; excess since iJanuarj- 1st. 69 degrees: this date last yec^r—highest 32; lowest 20. , Prefjipitation for the |, 24 hours ending at 7 a. m. today 6;.total for this year to date 0; deficiency since January 1st 28 inches. Relttjive humidity at 7 a. m. today 79 per, ceiit; barometer reduced io sea le^el 30.26 inches. , J Sun irises 7:39 a. m.; sets 5:18 Weather and Dirt Roads. Emporia, Pittsburg, Topeka. Salina, partly cloudy, roads good. - Manhattan, Coffeyville, clejar, roads good. ' Ottawa, cloudy, roads good. Arkansas City, Wichita, cloulijr. j«ads good. Fort Scott, Kas„ Jan. 7. (AP)— A suit asking foreclosure of a mortgage to recover $440,833.30. was filed against the Kirk-Morrow' Iron Works company of lola today In federal, court by the Missouri Savings Bank &' Trust comoany of j Kansas City. The suit also asked ' appointment of a receiver for the company. Judge Richard J. Hopkins appointed Louis R. Gates of (Kansas City. Kas.. and W. W. Hepbura receivers. The action Alleges the company, headed by J. B. Kirk, defaulted ite .semi-annual Interest payments on — ilhe mortgage held by the plaintiff ROADS ! """^ failed' to pay into a smking i fund as agreed upon for secfirity to Ir: sHchily j "'c """^f^ lonlKlit: LANDOiV NAMES A SECRETARY Mrs. Cora M. Johnson of Topeka Selected for Personal Aide. Topeka. Jan. 7. (AP)—Governor- elect .Alfred M. I>andon announced today the appointment of Mrs. Cora M. Johnson of Topeka as his personal secretary. Mrs." Johnson, a widow, was a stenographer in the governor's office during the Reed administration. William G. West, Topeka, will be the new governor's private secre- tarj'. His appointment was announced some time ago. Many Survivors. •Shenadoah. Va.. Jan. 7. (AP)— Two hundred and forty-six descendants survive Jacob Comer, 84, who died here this week. iThey are 16 chUdren, all at liis bedside wheH he died, 113 grandchildren, 116 great grandcliildren, and one; great-great grandchild. TOPEKA HOTELS SWARMING WITH JOB SEARCHERS Lawmakers Round Out Crowds Awaiting Landon Inauguration BOAT QUITS ROCKING Democrats Say They Will Play'Ball with G.OP. i In Organiztition •Topeka, Jan. 7. (AP)—Reinforced by a horde of job hunters who for days have cluittered up hotel lobbies like flle^ on the back porch screen, the lawmakers of 'Kansas were assembling here today for the Inauguration of Governor-elect Alfred M. Landon and other state officials nexi Monday and the convening of the legislature Tuesday. Most of the leaders of former sessions of the legislature were on hand for the pre-season conferences arid the attendant milling In the hotel lobbies, i , The army of job hunters, judging by their number, apparently were hopeful of getting on'the state pay roll despite Governor-elect Landon's economy program an& his announced intention to fill' few positiohs until after the legislature acts on proposals for consolidation of various departments, boards and commissions and the elUnlnatlon of some jobs. Talk that the Etemocrats, despite their slight minority, would attempt toicontrol organization of the house quieted down somewhat after Guy T. Helvering, the party's state chairman, gave out the word they would "play ball" with the Republicans "for the best interests of the state." Back to an Even KeeL There had been rumors earlier in the week that the Democrats, out-numbered by the Republicans 65 to 60, would join with a few disgruntled members of the majority party to elect a speaker. -Chairman Helvering declared several days ago such a mov (2 would be "foolish." Supporters of Representative W. H. Vernon of Pawnee county are predicting he will be the unanimous choice of the Republican caucus for the speakership. He claims to have the pledged support of 60 of ihe 65 Republican representatives, which with his own would vglve him 61 votes. , Representative Claren(» G. Nevins of Ford county appears to be the chief contender for the minority leadership In the house. Gossip concerning organization of the senate Indicates Senator Dallas W. Knapp of Coffeyville will bo the Republican nominee for president pro tempore and that he. possibly will retain his positiqn ^ chairman of the ways and iheans committee. | The nominees for the various key positions in the senate and house organizations will be selected at the party caucuses Monday afternoon. Landon to Urge Economy. Meanwhllq, Governor-elect Landon's message to the legislature, to be delivered personally by the incoming chief executive to the law- makelTs Wednesday, was off the presses. He has announced that It will call for a return to the "old- fashioned principles of frugality and economy." Sources close to Landon have Indicated tiiat while his message "covers many recommendations, he will send' at least two, perha[)S three, special messages to the legislature later in the session. One, It was indicated, would deal with highway department finances. There also was a hint it would discuss prftppsals for reorganization of the department. The other message will deal with proposals for consolidation of departments and commissions and ciutaihnent of public expenditures. Today a Day of Bad News For the Vice-President Votes of Presidential Electors Cast for Roosevelt and Garner Pouring in on Curtis to Be ppened by Congress February 8 With Pomp and Ceremony. Washington, Jan. 7. (AP)—One hundred and forty-four years ago today the first national election was held hi.this country, baljoting to that interesting institution, the electoral college, which is now deluging Vice-President Curtis with regla-l teredj letters. Whether the voters realized it or! not, they picked a crop of presidential electors last November, and Cur- tls's:; missives are the solemnly-, sealed certificates of the votes the electors cast for Roosevelt and Qar- ner, Hoover and Ctirtis, the first Wednesday in January. They'll be opened, with pomp by congress,- F'ebruary 8, to pave, the way for inauguration March 4, ' It's all an old American election custom, which may be speeded tip some, if, in another guadrennium, the lame duck amendment is law. But even then, the quaint old electoral college which has becoiue WOMAN BETRAYS FORMER CONVICT Respected Businessman to Ask Pardon from Colorado Pen CALLERS TAKE CASH Two Men Rob John F. Wrigfat of SS3 And $25 Check Two uninvited visitors called on John P. Wright at his home, four miles north of lola and a half mile east, at about 6 o'clock last evening, and when they went away they had $23 of his money and a $25 check. The two men knocked on the door of the house where Mr. Wright and a young hired man, NorviUe Lee, were staying. They were invited to come m and they did—with guns in their hands. They told Mr. Wright to "shell out," and when he did they kicked him out of the door and told him to keep going. Then they got In their automobile and drove on. They had come from the west and they departed toward the cast. They appeared to be men of about middle age, and were not disguised except that thtiy kept their caps pulled rather low down on their faces. Mr. Wright went to the home of one of his neighbors, half ; a mile away, whare there was antelephone, and reported the robbery to the lola police, but no trace of the bandits has been found. At that, Mr. Wright feels himself rather lucky. Only that morning his daughter,. Mrs. A. R. Sleeper, had gone up to the farm to bring him to town on some!business. She dlscoyered he had a considerable sum of money on his person and urge<3 him to leave it in the; bank, warning him that somebody would come I out to the farm some day and hold him up. He grumbled that he was not afraid of being held up, but finally yielded to his daughter's persuasion and left all the money In the bank except $23. He wishes now he bad left it all there! Cleveland, Jan. 7. (AP>—Betrayed by a woman lie- befriended, a highly prosperous and respected Cleveland business man who for 14 years has been a fugitive from a Colorado prison, will retiun there next week and ask for a pardon. The fugitive, known in Cleveland as Harry Stanley, manager of a music publishing company, said he was sentenced to three years imprisonment in Colorado in 1917 on an auto theft charge, under the name of Glenn Smelman. After serving five months, he escaped from a trusty gang, and rode a freight train to Cleveland. Changing his name, he entered business here and rose rapidly to affluence. His life was that of a normal business man. He married, and is flow the father of a three-months- old child. He is building a, $25,000 home in a fashionable suburb and drh'e.s an expensive automobile. Stanley was arrested yesterday at the request of C<rforado authorities, who were informed of his identity by a woman In Michigan. She was the woman, the fugitive said, for whom he went to prison rather than expo'sc her. He was 18 years old, he said, when he met her In Denver. ' "One night she and I and two other men went for an automobile ride and were arrested. The car was stolen but I did not know it. Anyway, I went to prison while she went scot free," he said. Three months ago, Stanley said, he again met the woman accidentally on the street In Detroit and she demanded $25, he said. "I gave It to her and when I refused to give her more; she told me she could 'turn me In' for the $50 reward for my capture." Stanley was free on $1,000 bond today, planning to return to Colorado, unguarded. His business partner, A. G.: Bronson, telephoned Warden Roy Best at the Canon City. Colo., penitentiary last "night and promised Stanley would arrive there by next Wednesday. The warden said he didn't "want" Stanley back hi prison, but would have to abide by the law. The warden said frnther action In the case probably would be determined by Colorado's new governor, Edwin C. Johnson, who will take office next Tuesday. WILLIAM KRAUSEDIES Funeral Sunday for Operator of Pafe And Hotel on East Street ff»More Than 25 Years William F. E. Krause, for nearly 30 years a cafe" and hotel operator in lola, died yesterday at Ills home, on North Sycamore after a protracted Illness, ile was 72 years old. The Rev. W. P. Wharton, pastor of the First Methodist church, will conduct the funeral at the Sleeper service rooms Sunday at 3:30 !p. m. Burial is to be made in Highland cemetery. Mr. Krause was bom in Cleveland, Ohio, and had, lived in lola since 1004. He was among the few business men in lola who have operated the same business on the same location for more than 25 years. Survivors in the immediate family Include Mrs. Krause, Connie Krause, a'son,-and four daughters. The daughters are Mrs. Minnie T. Reld and Mrs. Erma M. Blllbe, both of lola; Mrs. Mary F. Umphrey, Kansas City: and Mrs. Ina Pearl White, Chanute. merely a matter of form under the party system of government, probably will have to be explained all over. The voters that elect the college, can't seem to remember about it. That wasn't true 144 years ago today.-The people went to the polls with their minds set on casting a vote for their electors, not their president, and furthermore they knew the names, and had some preference about the electors they were voting for. Vld George Washington cast a ballot for himself or his ''slate" as modem presidential candidates are said to do? Certainly not.! ^ "Here's how his diary reads for that election day. (The spelling arid abbreviations are his.) : ' ."Wednesday, Jan. 7.—Went up to the election of ian elector (for this district) of president and vice- president, when, the candidates polled for being doctr. Stuart and Colo. Blackbom, the first reed. 216 votes from the Freeholders of this country, and the second 16 votes. Dined with a large company of Venlsen at Paiges Tavn and came home in the evening." His small note on the large company feasting' indicates that the first election daj^, like its successors, may have been niarked by some fanfare. But historians skip over it with the merest mention, reserving all their adjectives ; for inaugura:-. tlon. ' No noisy conventions, no gruelling, clamorous campaign, led up to that first election day. All the party strife (Federalists vs. Antl-Federal- Ists) had been spent in getting the constitution ratified the previous July. There was no question as to candidate. The popular Washington, baring reluctantly consented to serve If elected just sat serenely on his Mount Vemon hill until Messenger Charles Thompson, dispatched by a congress that was a long while getting a quorum, arrived with the election . certificate at noon, April 14. He got aU 69 votes. NATIONBOWS IN MOURNING FORCOOLIDGE FUNERAL OF FORMER PRESIDENT IS HELD IN NORTHAMPTON BLACKSTONE HOTEL TO CLOSE Renovations and Repairs to Made Before World's Fair. Be Chicago, • Jan. 7. (AP)—The Blackstone hotel. CMcago's st<^ping place for many of the world's famous, closed its doors temporarily today. Guests continued to arrive at the hotel towering over Grant Part: and the lake front; and 18 of them registered in spite of warnings from clerks that they must leave at midnight. • ', Renbyation and repairs will be made this winter and the Blackstone will open next spring in time for the world's fair. Financial trotlUes have placed the property in rcceiv- trahip. Lifespan Less Than Majority Washington. Jan. .7. (AP)—The yXgrjfpan allotted to Calvin Coolldge was nine years shorter than the average of all the American presidents who have gone l»fore h,im. His 60 years even fell below the average presidential lifetime for the period since the Civil war which has dropped to 63 years and has given rise frequently to the statement that America in this modern age subjects Its presidents to a~ strain that kills. 1 . In the slower ^ays of the republic's Infancy, its chief executive often lived to a ripe old age. John Adams, who followed Gedrge Washington in the presidency, liTJcd to be 90. Thomas Jefferson, Ja^nes Madison, and John Qulncy Adanis all reached or passed the 80 mark. The comparative longevity of the early fathers accounts in large part for the fact that the figure for America's presidents as a whole rests at; 69 years—just one short of the* traditional "three score and ten." But since the time of "Abraham Lincoln, history shows, only three presidents have attained that age and none has gone far beyond it. Rutherford B. Hayes was" 70 when he died, Grover Cleveland, 71, and \yilliam Howard Taft 72. .Assassin's bullets cut short the lives of James A. Garfield at 49, Abraham Lincoln at 58 and 'Wrilllam McKlnley at 58. Theodore Roosevelt was 61 when he died. ! Many maladies have risen to take from the nation a president or for^ mer president In the years since George Wa.shlngtoh, at 67, caught his death of .cold while riding over his Virginia estate, tmmlndful of a storm. Woodrow Wilson, World war president, died of heart disease at the same age as Washlngtori. John Quincy Adams died after a stroke of paralysis. Martin |Van Buren was a victim of asthma; William Henry Harrison of pneumdnla'; John Tyler, liver trouble; James!Buchanan, rheumatic gout]; A;ndrew Johnson, paralysis; Ulysses S. Grant, cancer; Rutherford B. Hayes, heart dlseiase; and Chester A. Arthur, apoplexy, to mention a few. ' ERNIE SCIIAAF THE WTNNER Stanley Poreda Downed to Make Vp for Blond's Early Beating. New York, Jan. 7. . (AP)—Blond Emle Schaaf has evcneid another old score and now can find only one stain on his fistic'escutciieon.. The burly Boston heavyweight, apparently sliding clear put of the picture a few months agoj advanced another big step in his 1 comeback campaign last night wheri he, stopped Stanley Poreda, youthful Jersey City puncher; in the sixth round of a ten-round j bout In Madison Square garden. | Once more the invincible slugger of 1931 and early 1932, Schaaf floored Poreda four tltries before Referee Arthur . DonoTOn halted hostilities after 28 seconds of the sixth. It was Poreda who started Schaaf on his slump; early this summer. After Stanley had given him a beating in ten rounds, the Boston star was trounced by Max Baer. and then beaten by unknown Winston. Only the Baer defeat now remains unavenged for Schaaf recently knocked out Winston in six rounds. A crowd of 7,000 saw the show. Schaaf weighed 209U pounds; For-. eda 203, HOOVER PARnAHENDS Highest Officials of the Country Pay Tribute at Bier of Former Chief Plymouth. Vt.. Jta. 7 (AP)— Calvin Coolldge was placed hi the grave beside his forebears this aftemoon. In a sloping hillside cemetery the thirtieth president 61 the United States was laid to rest while' hundreds of Vermanters and moumers who had attended the fimeral services earUer in the day at Northampton, Mass., stood in respectful silence. Northampton, Mass;, Jan. 7. (AP) T^he nation be served paid its last honors today to Calvin Coolldge, thhtieth, president of the United States. Friends and neighbors, the leaders in public life where he once walked, the high and the lowly, jplned to pay their final respects in a brief and simple funeral service, such as he would have wished. President Hoover who took up,the bm-deri Calvin CooUdge laid down in Washington not quite four years ago; the vice-president, the chief justice of the United States, others in the national government and the chief executives of states of his native New England were there. In the congregation that filled the few himdred seats of the Jonathan Edwards Congregational church, were also Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt and James Roosevelt, the wife and the son of the man.who, in a few weeks will take tee offlc!e Calvin Coolldge once held as president. Crowds Stand Ontside.1 Outside, in the. street, beneath a! chill, grey sky, a crowd, unable to gain admittance to the church stood silently, heads bowed as the service moved to a close. Tliey parted, to form a reverent lane, through which the casket was borne to the motor hearse in *hich it began the IQO-tnlle drive northward to the old homestead at Plymouth, Vt., there to be laid to rest in the family burial plot. Mrs. Coolldge, with her only son. John, and his wife at her side, sat through the service in a front pew. With her, in the same pew, were President and Mrs. Hoover. Directly before them, and below the flower banked pulpit, stood the casket. The president's widow wore no mourning veil. She was pale, but her face was calm and serene. ' Vice-President Curtis and Chief Justice Hughes occupied seats in a pew to the right of Mrs. Coolldge and the president. French'Ambassador There. Behind Mrs. Coolldge, Mrs. Roosevelt and; her son occupied a pew and nearby sat Secretary of State Stlmson and others high in the na-. tlonal government. In the congregation, tcio, were: representatives of foreign governments, the French ambassador and others. It was a few minutes before 10:30, when the sen-ice was to begin, that the president and Mrs. Hoover entered. As they walked to their pew, the organist played the soft movement from the "New. World" symphony, through which run the strains of an old Negro spiritual, "Going Home.'* Mrs. Coolidge had asked that It be played. The president sat with his head bowed, rising with the congregation as Mrs. <3oolidge entered the auditorium. The Rev. Albert J. Penner, youthful pastor of a very old church, took his place to the pulpit. He uttered a telef invocation &nd a quartet sang "Lead Kindly Light." The clergyman read the scripture and began his prayer in which were the only references to the former president. References Only in Prayer. "It Is not alone a grief-stricken nation which bows before thee," the prayer said. "It is a thankful nation, as well. , "We thank thee for the life of him whose death we now moum. We thank thee for what his life has meant to the country and the! world. We thank thee for the exetnplary devotion which he showed In the discharge of all his public idutics. We thank thee for the faithfulness with which he served his town. "We thahfc thee for the measure of dedication which he brought to the service of the commonwealth. And, above all, do we bless thee for the consecration with which he served his country in the highest office within the gift of the people. He kept the faith which the people placed to him. " ... May we not begrudge him. whose loss we so deeply mourn, the rest wlththee which he has so richly deserved, knowing that by thy mercy and grace he finished his course, havtog kept the faith." As he arose to begta his prayer, the congregation, at the request of the clergyman, sat for a moment in silence, with Ixnved heads. Mrs. CooUdge Bears Up. Softly, the choir sang, "O Love That Will Not Let Me Go." There was a very brief benediction, and Mrs. Coolldge and the members of her party left the church. i As they filed out of the pew, Mrs. Coolidge.turned and with a tender (CQntiooed on Page 6, Col. L) BACK TO HIS HILLS CHINESE TRYII^fi TjOMEETCRlSlS Goydrnment Pacific Despite Clamor for Armed Rjesistance of Japan Shanghai, China,. Jan. 7. (AP)^ The National government ar Nan­ king is vallently seeking tc meet the new crisis It is facing a: a result of the Japanese occi^patlori of Shanhalkwan and the possibility of further hostilities. In a series of conferences • there between civilian and 'militarj'] leadj- ers m which Chiang Kai-Shek, the chief military commander, appeared to dominate, establishment of a fu"- ture policy witjh reference to Japan was sought. ( Although ithe meetings were secret, it seemed evident that the Nar tional government is not desirous of aggravating the situation. Instead wishing a quick settlement of the Shanhalkwan incident. Best for the Nation. .This policy, the leaders believed, would be; most beneficial to the countrj-, and it seems destined to prevail despite the public clamor for armed action against Japan, and the urglngs of dozens of lesser militarists that they be allowed to enter. Xhe field against the Japanese. " 'the' National government ixjlleves that restraint' is the nation's only course at present, although it is maintained that if the Japanese at-< tack anj-w'hcrc in CWna Chinese trooi)s win resist. The newspai)crs continue to fea' ture extravagant ; reports of th(? Shanhalkwan situation and also accounts . that the National government Is undertaking extensive mill-. tary preparations throughout the counti-y in anticipation of wide^i spi^ead emergencies. These reports are feeding- the fires of public Indignation./ ' nianchu Coup Rumored. •The la:test newspaper sensation stated that former Manchu officials were hurrying to 'Tientsiri, Iselleving th^t the Japanese were preparing to reestablish Heiu^ Pu-yi, the deposed; boy emperor who how Is chief executive of Mauchukuo, on the Dragon throne in the forbidden city at Peiplng as emperor, the Man- chus hoping to participate in the restoration. • ' • . Tang Yu-LIn, governor of Jehol-, was reported to have telegraphed to Nanking tliat he was prepared for "a forthcoming Japanese Invasion." It was. estimated in foreign circles here that at least 6,000 Japanese troops now are .concentrated at Shanhalkwan and Chinese were re-: ported rushing" reinforcements t<i Chinwangtao, the port on the Yellow Sea, ten miles west of Shanhal­ kwan. Telegrams are pouring in on the Nationalist government at Nanking from various war lords tlu:oughout China, asking for orders to march against the Japanese. Among these was Tsai Ting-Kai. who commanded the fanious nineteenth route army which defended Shanghai against the Japanese last February. MRS. PEGG ISFEAD Widow of Civil War Veteran Suc- cuintM in Chandte Today Mrs. Angellne' Elizabeth Pegg, for many years a resident of lola until ten years ago,, died; In Chanute this mbrnlng at the home of her son, E. R. Pegg, according to word received here today. She was 84 years old. Funeral services virin be. held In the Wilson funeral home in Chanute Sunday at 1:30, but burial will be in the plot In the lola cemetery which how contains the bodies of her husband, mother and, two daughters/ Services will be held at the grave at 3 p. m. Mrs. Pegg was bom In Winchester, Ind., and oh October 4, 1867 she married Albert Pegg, a veteran of the Civil War. -They came, to Kansas in 1883 and; Mrs. Pegg" lived in lola from then until about ten years ago, making her home with her sons E. R. Pegg in Chanute, and Kyle Pegg in Muskogee, Okla. Her husband died in 1911, Mrs. Pegg, a member of the First Methodist chm-ch, was active in Women's Relief corps work both in lola and the state organization. She was the mother of ten children, Ave of whom siu-vlve her. They are M. M. Pegg, Vista, Calif.; Chester Pegg, Newton, N. J.; Mrs. Foster Bell, Chicago; E. R. Pegg, Chanute; and Kyle Pegg, Muskogee, pkla. OPPONENTS OF BEER STRESS r LEGAL ANGLE Prohibitionists Assert Legalization Would Nulli'- fy Constitution ONLY TWO PRESENT Blaine and Dill Committee Members Attending; Senate Hearing Washington. Jan. 7. (AP)—Holding that the house beer bm would nullify the Constitution, prohibition leaders united In testifying before ft seriate judiciary subcommittee today th^t 3.2 per cent beer is intoxicating. Three men and three women, rep- resenthig leading dry orgahizatlon«. presented two and a half hours of testimony that the house bill to legalize 3.2 per cent beer was tmcon- stltutional and would be so held by the courts. Friends of the legislation were to defend the constltutlonaUtjr of the meJasure at an afternoon session., •' Only two members of the committee* Chairman Blahie and .Senator Dili (D., Wash.) attended the heai^- tag .hi the big minority caucus roora of the senate office building. The audience was composed chiefly of women but Included niany leaders of the prohibition movement including Bishop James Cannon Jr., o.f the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. i Against Eighteenth Amendment. Edward B. Dunford, Washingtoft attorney representing. the national conference of organizations ptipport^ Ing ; the Eighteenth ] ameildment, sounded the keynote of thd argu^ ments when he said the bill "ix squarely in conflict with the splrif and purpose of the ElghteentR amendment, since It undertakes to legalize and license an intoxicating beer." Robert H. McNeill, another attor-. ney itor the national, conference, said the mere declaration by congresfi that 3.2 per cent beer is not intoxi* eating "will necessarily yield to tho great consensus of scientific an* social experience." v He predicted courts would void the law, if enacted. "Could that one-half of 1 per cent limit of the Volstead act be raised without violating the Constitiition?'! Dill iasked. ' "Any reasonable limit fixed on th<! basis of those least tolerant to stand the effects of alcohol would be con^'- stltutlonal," McNeill replied. "But not if it is a content that leaves the people at the mercy of a law written solely to protect those best able to withstand It." i ; To Protect Children.' ' Mrs. Henry W. Peabody, chairmarii of the women's national committee for law enforcement, the flrgt wom* an witness, said she appeared "to claim, the protection of the Consti* tution" for 30 million school chll* dren "who are without vote or politi-: cal power or opportunity or protest.'?Senator Dill said state laws could prohibit the sale of beer to children. Auto Exhibition IsOpianedToda}^ New York, Jan. 7 (AP) : — Tht» newest creations of aiutoriiotlve geri4 lus. went on display today,; dressed . in a riot of color, stream-lined -sleekly and flanked .by price llst<i designed to attract: the pocketbook. It was the opening of ther thhty* third national automobile show. . The men who In 30 years built A huge industry by putting ah engine in the; lowly b6ggy pulled the covers from thete vehicles on forir floors of Grand:Central Palace as thou*, sands gathered to view the "chart' ots of 1933." : Thirty-five domestic brartds — 2f makes of passenger cars, and nine o$ trucks—and one foreign model w6re!' in the; display. Prices ranged fronl around $330 to many thou^nds fo^ custorii jobs. • > > Engineers, who determined . that the average life of the automobile^ of recent years Is seven, years, de-:Glared thelf latest obj^tlvc had been' to evblve a vehicle that would have an even longer average life. Virtually every make boMted Im--proven \pnt8 under the Ijdod and. many" displayed -departures! describ-" ed as Vradlcal." Body and chassis- revealed many Innovation^ Most wheelbases are longer. With the longer bodies and low,' strcjim-llned- effects, the cars' suggested raclnes* In keeping with the greater powers, and speed claimed by all. I More attention also has been glvea- to the Interior: Many ' seats are broader and new Ideas In, seat ad-^ justing and ventilation have Been Introduced. ; Black remains a popular finish,-*^ but every manufacturer has gone; In for a rainbow of colors. Aside- from the many shades of blue, a preference has been shown for yellowish green, with various qualities of brown next. Coffee tan, gray, maroon and two-tona combinations' of exceptionally high luster attract-' ed many. INew molding stripes and^ wheel color treatment featured many '• of the Jobs. Many accessories also were on view. One manufacturer dl^layed a. one-key lock system which hot only> locked all doors with one turn, but' also raised and lowered windows as.; desired. 1 The show, under the auspices of the. National Automobile Chamber pf <3ommerce, will last a week. IP YOU MISS THEREaiSTER CALL 157 OB 620. ; Oklahoma. Merchant Dies. . Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 7 (AP)Woseph;« Warren Sanders, pioneer Oklahoma' merchant, Is dead at the a ^br 68.;

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