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•If.-- STAtE HISTORICAL 8@CIBTY. COMP. TOPEKA.KAWf. THE /: 'VOLUME xbcXYI. No. 64. Buccescor to Tb« loU DBUT ICcgiiter, The lolc Daily Record, aod loU Deily Index. lOLA, KAS., WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 11, 13(33. The Weekly Resister, EstablUhed 1867 The loU Daily Regitter, E«t»bli8hed 1897 SIX PAGES JOBLESS WOULD WORK FOR CITY UNDER NEW IDEA . I ' —I— Maj. Limbocker Suggests f Plan tgr Reducing Evils Of Direct Relief NO WORK, NO HELP Those Willing to Work Would be / Benefited, , Committee Thinks A threerfold plan to beautify lola, reduce pauperization, and Improve _^ the unemploj-ment, situation In this • community was advanced by Major T. P. Limbocker today in cooperation with the executive committee of the lola Welfare association. . "Representatives of the lola Wel•fare association and the city cpm- j'missioners are working oh a plan V whereby the people of lola would receive a fair return for the money contributed for relief work," Major Limbocker; said, "fhe plan is one already u.sfed in many cities and is . briefly as follows: "Any able-bodied: person desiring and deserving of help would go to - the'secretarj- of the welfare association and get an order t6 the city representative to give him; work to the amount specified. When the work was done, the city r^presenta- :tive woul^ so certify the order, 'which would be taken back to the 'secretary of the welfare association, . and an order for groceries.Issued. No Work. No Help. "In ca.ses of emergency, first aid w^ould be given upon promise of the recipient to work out the amount rgiven. No further help would be given an able-bodi6d p(?rspri until he had earned what he already re- TWO GIRLS FOUND FROZEN IN anNNESOTA- St. Paul, Minn.. Jan. 11 (AP). Two girls were found frozen to death today near Kennedy; Minnesota, victims of a blizzard that swept portions of Minnesota and North Dakota last night.' The girls, Jennie and Mildred Skjordal, 15 and 7 years old, respectively, fell victim to sub-zero weather, wind, and snow, after a team of horses driven by their father, John Skjbrdal, ran away. They lived in extreme northwestern. Minnesota, 35 miles from the Canadian border. The children, huddled in a blanket as they had been in the sleigh, were found dead a quarter mile from their home, after the father, not realizing how near the house was, left them while he went for aid. The three began walking after the team broke away, and they trudged about two miles when the 7-year-old girl complained she was "awfully tired." The father went to Kennedy and with several citizens from there attempted to fhid the children. They were unable to do so until today, due to the storm, despite an all night search. The three left Kennedy yesterday after the close of school which the children attended. BUS PASSENGER KILLS A BANDIT Man Who Never Fired a Pistol Before Slays With First Shot Kansas City, Jan. 11. (AP)—A man who never before had fired a pistol was credited today with ending a reign of terror aboard a Pickwick ceived. Where", there is nobody inlbas. which had been commandeered the fe^mlly who ;is able to work, help i by two holdup men. ; would 5 be ; given gratuitously, as it ' is now. • . ' [ • _ "While ^he present plan of relief work Is doing much good." the major coritiriued. •there Ls no doubt that, because tlierc is no return for ."the help given, it . encourages laziness. Many persons will not work ;, at all if they can live without it and this trait should not be fostered." "The propo.sed; plan has many, advantages, some of which. Major Limbocker lls^ as: ':"1. If, would insure a fair return .• for the money given for relief pur- ix)ses in the form; o^ city improve^ ment and' beautification considerably beyond' that possible through taxation. I i "2. Contributions would, be more liberal when the donors found that they, were getting; something for their money. . Discourage Laziness. _"3. It would discourage,the growing practice of living on charity because of laziness. :At the same time it would- encourage worthy men who need" help but who do not like to ask for charity. "4. Both the physical and mental condltioa, of unemployed piersons would lmY>rove: because they would be earnhig' their bread and doing .something forthegopdof their city. Idleness Is almost as injurious as disease. ; . "5. Tlie unemploj-ment situation would undoubtedly be helped. The psychological effect of having something "diDing" to; better the city would encourage citizens to spruce up, clean up, and repair their own premises'' This Would create work for men:who would be looking for it when they got started to work." Work oh Streets. ^Major Limbocker then, suggested that there are imany things that could be jdone to improve conditions around the' city. "Many streets could be gravelled, .street intersections could be marked, streets and alleys could be cleaned up. school grounds and playgrounds could be Improved, and'a city recreation center might be started," he said. The committees desire to usel the money centributed for welfare work where Itiwill do the most good, the ' major said, and doubtless he believes many persons have good Ideas for its einployment which would be ;. helpful. Buch suggestions he asks to , be addressed to:Major T. F. Lim­ ­bocker at the pKwtofflce. Mrs. GHberi Kahn Divorced. Reno, Nev..-Jtin. 11. (API—Mrs. Anne E.,Whelan;,Kahn was divorced at a private hearing here today from Gilbert Wol<T Kahn, son of Otto Kahn. Ihtematipnal banker. The decree w-as granted on groUnds of cruelty. (Transcript of the testimony was ^ordered sealed. WEATHER and ROADS FOR .cKANSAS—.Fair and not quite so'cold in west and north portions tohig:hl: Thursday fair and somewhat warmer. _ FOR ; IOL.\—Fair tonight and Thursday: somewhat warmer Thursday. i: }VHd-Week Forecast for Kansas- Fair and colder with temperature near normal Wednesday and Thursday; rising tempera,tare toward end; of the week. Temperature Highest yesterday 60. lowest last i'iight'22; normal for today 30; cxce-ss yesterday 11; excess since Januarj' 1st. 124 degrees; this date last j-car—highest 48; lowest 37. i = Precijpilatlon ;for the 24 hours .ending;:at 7 a. m. today, .00; total for this year to date. .00: deficiency since J^nuarj- Jst. .44 inches.; •• .Relative humidity at'7 a. ms today 83 per';, cent; barometer reduced to sea lei^l, 3()^ inches. Sun rises 7:38 a. in.; sets 5:22 p. m., ? Kansas Weather and Dirt Roads. Empgria, Manhattan. Coffeyville, -Ottawa, Topeka. Pittsburg, Arkansas City, Wichita, Sajina. clear, roads ^ood. ,. The novice in the matter of firearms was David Taylor of Denver, who with.his wife and three children had boarded the vehicle here last night, a short time before the passengers were startled by the,command to raise their hands. A fellow passenger slipped an automatic pistol to Taylor, who with his first shot killed one of the robbers. His companion ordered the driver to stop and he escaped after eluding pursuing passengers. In the pockets of the dead, man police said they foimd a lodge receipt arid a card bearing the name of Herman Lee Fuller of Heavener, Okla. Both to the Front A few minutes after the bus. bound for Salina, Kas., left the Kansas City, Mo., terminal 6f the company, the robbers took up positions at the front and rear. Passengers screamed.as the two men flourished pistols and with oaths directed them to raise their hands. John Dpnzelli, Chicago, lunged at the robber in front, but was struck on the head and fell to, the floor. The commotion drew the other holdup man to the front. B. F. Day. who was sitting in a rear seat, then slipped a pistol to Taylor and told him to use it for he was in a inore advantageous position. Taylor lifted the weapon and fired, and one of the robbers fell clutching, at his heart. | The second robber whirled and fired, one of two bullets striking Taylor in. the foot. At iThlrteenth and Minnesota in Kansas City, Kas., he ordered the driver to stop and made his escap)e. I^t Equals 90 Cents. A check among the 17 passengers revealed that the total loot was about 90 cents. Taylor and his family were returning to Denver after..*isiting with relatives in Springfield, Mo. He had spent his last money for tickets. Kansas City, Kas., police placed him and his family in a hotel where they will remain until Taylor has recovered sufficiently to continue the trip. ! Ernest P. Martin was the drh%r of the bus. He was accompanied by Vincent Terrell, who was to relieve him at Topeka. Among the passengers were Miss Gladys Stam. Colby, Kas.; Carl Pitt, 913 North Tyler, Topeka, Kas., and Mrs. Fern Mackey, Welborn, Kas. NEW GOVERNOR DUDSCUTS IN STATE TAXES Alf Landon Presents His Views to Legislature In Topeka EMERGENCY EXISTS Situation Calls for Cooperation of Both Political Parties A CANDLE-LIGHT SERVICE. Feature of Methodist Revival Series To Be Presented Tonight A candle-light service will be a featiu-e tonight of the series of revival services now being conducted- at the First Methodist church by the pastor, the Rev. W. P. Wharton, assisted by Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Shirk, song evangelists. The Girl Reserves and others will participate, beginning at 7:30 p. m. Prayer meetings will be held tomorrow at 9:30 a. m. in the following homes, Mr. Wharton announced: Mrs. Hugh Corr. 3031 North Sycamore; Mrs. Willis, 220 West Jackson: Mrs. Walter Amdt, 510 South Washington. AIR RIFLE aiARKSMAN HELD. Police Don't Beliei-e Story of Shooting At Birds Only. Falls City; Neb.; Jan. ll. (AP)— George Hani. 23. of Hiawatha. Kas., was placed in jail here yesterday because police disagreed with him over the target of his shots with an air rifle. The officers said they found him comfortably perched in the window of a rooming house shooting out windows hi nearby^ buildings.' He broke windows in^ the Methodist church, American Legion hall and other buildings they said. Ham told officers he was shooting birds but the authorities said they couldn't find any dead birds nearby. Topeka, Jan. 11. (AP)—Asserthig an emergency existed, Governor Alfred M. Landon: transmitted today to the 1933 biennial session of the Kansas leglslatiirehis recommenda- iions for a legislative program the answer to which he said must be positively reduced taxes this year. He laid before the lawmakers more than 35 recommendations, including numerous proposals for reorganization of "an antiquated tax system" and. the cmtailment of governmental spending, v The new chief executive, who two days ago took over the direction of the state's govenmient from Harry H. Woodrlng, recommended a "general paring down of salaries" and the elimination of all "unnecessary" public employes. Governor Landon also urged the legislature to consider the consolidation of commissions and boards but made no specific recommendations along that line, explaining he would discuss the subject later In a special message. Republicans Have Edge.* The governor's program will be considered by a legislatiu-e in which the Republican party, of which he is a member, has a slim majority in both the senate and house. In' the senate the Republicans outnumber the Democrats 23 to 17. while in the house the count is 65 to 60. Thus the Republicans will command only twoi votes more than the required constitutional majority In both branches. In recommending a "thorough and exhaustive" investigation, and audit of the state highway department. Governor Landon said that as a new department with, millions of dollars at its disposal, "it has had an exceedingly rapid growth, which has permitted waste, and extravagance to creep in." He suggested the investigation and audit should be made either by the legislature or by an "outside agency." Two years ago former Governor Woodrihg vetoed a proposal for a legislative Investigation of the department, but later brought about an audit of Its funds. Governor Landon - devoted more of his message to taxation than to any other single subject, asserting hi conclusion: We should tackle and stop In its tracks the advancing tax burden, and w-e must further turn the curve of taxation definitely downward. Property Tax Must Dr6p. Of one conclusion 1 am absolutely certain: Taxes on property must be reduced. The largest percentage of relief must be given where relief is most needed-—that Is to real estate.. The total tax bill should be measured by our ability to pay. The answer to our legislative program must be: Reduced taxes—positively reduced, and they must be reduced this year." He cautioned,- however, that the tax problem is one, that must be handled sanely, without recourse to blind or misdirected action. Kansas voters," he said, "in spite of the unrest and almost rebellious spirit of ithe times, are a part of the nation's balance wheel and demand that iall legislative action be level headed and sane." Reviewing economic conditions. Governor Landon pointed out that during the three years from 1929 to 1932..the Kansas farmer's "Income dollar" had dropjjed to 33 cents. Bank deposits in the state, he said, had drop<ied from $408,423,000 in 1930 to $285,764,000 in June. 1932. Kansas Relatively Fortunate. He said that while 10 million per- .sons were reported unemployed In the entiriB countryi Kansas was fortunate, in that while thousands are not productively employed, "there are fewer of our people actually in want and without work of any khid." "But the greatest blow to Kansas," he added, is almost a total loss of our foodstuffs market. The great mass of unemployed is unable to purchase the necessities of life." Quoting figures showing the state's total farm and home mortgage indebtedness to be nearly 600.million dollars and the annual Interest bill, if figured at .6 per cent, to be around 35 million dollars, he said: "From these illustrations it Is no great; jump to the conclusion that the foreign debt pijoblem of the na-^ tion is only a pebble, while the Internal debt is a boiilder." Governor Landon said that imder these conditions It i would be unwise to detract from the Uberal Kansas Uprisings arid.Disorders Disturbing Six Nations Military Called Qui in Spain, India, Argentina, and Cuba While Rioting in Germany and Ireland. Bring Threats of Use of Soldiers to Maintain Peace. (By the Associated Press.) Militai^' measiu'es were Invoked today in four out of; six countries disturbed this week iby rioting or open revolt,. In one of the others— the Irish Free " State—inilitary action was threatened t!o quell politic-^ al fighting.' | ' . Revolts continued today in Spaia and Alwar, India, add disturbances which took a heavy 'toll In casual- tieis also occurred yesterday in Germany, Argentina, and Cuba. "The situation to Argentina contliiued doubtful. The Spanish Republican government ordered martial law for prbv- toces where further outbreaks were attempted. Stoce Sunday 40 have been killed and more than 100 Injured to the revolt of Spanish syn­ dicalists and communists. One thousand British soldiers ar- BEER BILL WILL BE RE-DRAFTED Senate Group tb Eliminate Any Question of Constitutionality Washington. Jan. 11. (AP)—A senate judiciary subcommittee decided today to redraft the house 3.2 jjer cent beer bill to a way which Chairman Blaine said would "bring ilt. within the Constitution without iany doubt whatever." I Senator Blatoe, (R.. Wis.), said an "overwhelming majority" of the group of five favored the re-draft, which will be drawn today and considered tomorrow. The specific plan In mind was not announced, but several proposals have been advanced includtog the flxtog of penalties for manufacturing beer above a certata per- centaige without attempting^ to de- ftoe an totoxicant. Borah Only Absentee. Senator Borah, (R., Idaho), was the only one absent from today's meeting of the subcommittee. Those present besides Blatoe were Hebert. (R.. R. I.): Walsh, (D., Mont.), and Dill. (D.. Wash.). Considerable opposition to the befer bill on constitutional groimds -was voiced at a public hearing last week by prohibition leaders, although others held It was wlthto the power of congress to deftoe an Intoxicattog beverage. Meanwhile, the prohibition repeal resolution drafted by another jndl- clary subcommittee is awaittog senate consideration, and leaders look for its adoption to the senate but express grave doubt as to house approval because of Speaker Gamer's objection. Gamer holds the resolution Is not in line with the Democratic platform ealltog for outright repeal and has served notice he will not per--] mit a suspension flf the hpuse rules' to take up the senate prbposition, if it passes the latter body.' To Permit Advertising. In the house today, an amendment to the Collier beer bill to permit nationwide advertistog of the 3.2 per cent beverage to newspapers was Introduced by Representative Erk, (R., Pa.), at the request of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers association. "The amendment," Erk said to a statement, "would provide for all avenues of modem publicity to the marketing of the beverage and would aid to produce the greatest possible rewnue by taxation of the non-Intoxicating malt liquors authorized by the Collier blllL" The CoUier bill prohibits the ad­ vertistog of or soMcltation of orders for the beverage. Erk said If the provisions were retatocd to the biU "the markettog of beer would be seriously handicapped." rived to Alwar, native state of Jtorthem India, where Moslems were to revolt. The rebels were holdtog a district against native troops. President Augustto Justo ad- Jmumed the Argtottoe congress for the duration of totemal disorders. Tlhe government retatoed extraord- iiairy powers under;a state of siege decree, similar to tnartial law exempt that civil courts function. Re- ixirts relayed through Santiago, Chile, listed eight persons killed to clashes yesterday and Sunday to Argenttoa. Seven persons were wounded to five cities to Cuba yesterday before military forces took over control. Outbreaks occurred at Havana, Santiago, Santa Clara and Matanzas on the pccasiotis of celebrations of the so-called "Martyrdom" of Julio Antonio Mella, student communist. It witts the third anniversary of his stoytog. In Germany, another cUish occurred- between national socialists and communists in Berlin yesterday. Many, were- tojiu^ed and police were niet with a volley of gun-fire before the fight was broken up. The annl- versarj' of what the nationalists call the "shameful" Versailles treaty was observed. In German cities and by German populations to Danzig, Poland and other places. In the Irish Free State, where more than 30 persons were injured to political fights Sunday. General, Owen O'Duffy, chief of the civil guards, said he would call out the army If other efforts to maintato peace failed. Nominations close today for ,the" Irish eleqtlons January 24. About 250 cand^ates were expected to contest for seats in the Dial El- reann. I IIBBY REYNOLDS HAS BOY TO CARE FOR NOW Son of Late Smith Reynolds Weighs Three and One-Half Ponnds at Birth; Is in Incnbator PhiladelDhia. Jan. 11. (AP)—The underweight son of Mrs. Libby Hol- mah Reynolds, believed to be an heir to 15 million dollars to 20 million, is "dotog nicely" in his Incubator, was the word today that j<siiue from the obstetrician present at the accouchement. Dr. Norris W. Vaux, said that Mrs. Reynold?, widow of Smith Rev- noldr,. fatally shot in his. Norlh Carolina home last summer, is very well and is not at all worried about her premature baby. The phj-sician said the child was expected early in Februaiy. It was bom at 6:48 o'clock last night in the maternity denartment of the Pennsylvania hospital. The baby, Di-. Vaux said, weighed three and a half pounds and will be kept In the incubator several weeks. •. in Care of Specialists. The care of the child has been i taken over by Dr. Charles A. Fife, a: well known pediatrician, although Dr.: Vaux will continue to .attend the mother. JTlie incubator in which the- child vi^Bs placed Is a variation of the general tj-pe, hospital authorities said, and is technically called a "hot-bed." It is said to be an invention of the Pennsylvania.; hospital. 'In appearance it is .somewhat Ukc a; bnby's crib enclosed in glass and metal while imder the springs of the bed are carbon lamps which control the temperature and maintain it at about 98 degrees. , It was learned that most babies at birth there are placed in "hotbeds" • for, varying lengths of time. Most are removed to regular- cribs within 24 hours, the length of time depending on the todividual need-: The baby is near his mother on the seventh floor of the maternity building. ' Mother With Ubby. Mrs. RejTioldss mother, Mrs. Al- pro^lsion which gives the mortgagor 18 months to which to redeem, his property in foreclosure procecdtogs," and that there should be no short- entog to the redemption period. Abandon Party Unes. Declartag the tax question should be. dealt With to a "non-partisan manner," he said "to reach our goal we must work Intelligently, taking toto accoimt certata imderlytog principles:. "First: everj- citizen isa taxpayer, either directly or liidlrectly, arid any reduction to governmental expense will taure to tlie ! benefit of every consumer to the state. "Second: No department of government can be set. aside by the plea that such a deps^rtment Is supported by fees, and therefore" not a (Conttoned on Page 6, CoL 6.) Independence Wires Bnmed. Independence, ^as., Jan. 11. (AP) —Telephone wires connecting Independence with Kansas City and j . „ , - , ~„„i„„on <.r .H Topeka were burned, this morning j fred p ^f^"' °f ^jl'^'^V'^f 'l toTa fh-e that destroyed a buildtog Mre. Louisa Carpenter Jenne^^ of to a cabto camp north of here, i Wilmtogton Del a fncnd who a^^^ Service was toterrupted for several, companied her to the hospital yes- hours. Iterday, are slaytag with her. Kansans, Like Californiam, Can Boast of Their "Unusual Weather Topeka, Jan. 11. (AP)—The year of 1932 has been placed on the weather bureau records as one of imusual weatheir and . freak con-- trasts, S^D. Flbra, federal meteorologist, revealed in his annual re- J also were hard hit. port made pubUc today. I Although the past 12 months constituted ithe driest year in the state to the past 15 years, torrential down pours, that caused some of the worst floods ever known in a number of the w-est-central counties, drenched part of the state to June. While much of the state sweltered under imusually hot temperatures durtog a large part of the summer, the cold waves of March and December so neatly coimterbfilanced this that the average temperature for the year was 54.7 degrees, but 0.2 degree above normal. In addition to the July heat wave, mild weathier to February and April was so ptb- nounced as to cause comment to the report. The average precipitation over the eastern third of the state was 30.02 toches; the middle thu^, 24125 tach- es, the western third, 17:00 toches, and 23.76 toches for the state as a whole, which is 354 toches below normal The deficiency was eepec- ially severe in the western third of the state, very few sections of which had enough moisture to soak the ground well after July! Many southern counties in. the middle and eastern part of the state Snowfall was hearier than usual with the bulk comtog in January. March and Tte- cember. The North Central counties were covered with snow durtog most of January and February. The temperature; range to the state for the year was 136 degrees. High was ilO at Ltocoln, and low was 26 degrees below zero at Ober- Ito on July 15 and December ^2 respectively. Tliere were no unusually late spring or early autumn frosts although the severe cold snap in March foUowtog the fourth mildest February on record damaged, the fruit orchards considerably. Crops had hard sleddtog in much of the state, March and April betog unfavorable for the 1932 wheat crop, to the -Rest, and the fall and wtoter months betog imfavorable for the germination and growth of the new crop. com In the central and western counties to deteriorate at a critical period, to its growth. SENATE BARES TRANSACTIONS Oi MATCH KING Inferioi' Collateral Substituted in Krueger Peal, Nbrbeck Says SWINDLER, GAMBLER Investigator Also Tells of Sales of Stock on the Day of Suicide Washtogton, Jan. 11. (AP)—Substitution of inferior collateral to back a $26,500,000 issue of Kreuger and Toll bonds sold to the XJnItisd States under an agreement approved by the New York stock exchange was charged today at the resump- tloji of the senate stock committee tavestlgation. Questioned closely by members of the senate banktog committee, Donald Durant, partner of Lee Hlggto- son & CompMiny, bankers for the bonds, told of the substitutions of Hungarian for French bonds back of the Issue. Chairman Norbeck, to opfentog the long delayed taqulry, said the committee had evidence that the agreement under whlch| the substitutions were made was approved by the New York stock exchange. Testlfytog to an even voice, Durant said the $1,000 Kreuger and Toll bonds were now selltog for $140. Bonds Held Good. He contended that the Hungarian bonds were good, but that exchange difficulties prevented payments from being made. The committee developed testimony that the stock exchange was not informed of the collateral substitutions until after the sensational suicide of Ivar Kreuger, Swedish industrialist, in March 1932. Durant said he had not questioned the Integrity of Kreuger until after his suicide. Senator Norbeck said he had been Informed that, "bonds of Kreuger and Toll were issued on collateral, w-Ith a -written agreement providing for substitution." "The usual phrase, 'substitution of securities of like value,' was not used, but the substitution of par value was used " he conttoued. "This substitution was approved by the stock exchang &vMid brokerage offices Involved." \ Known as a Swindler. , Before Duralft began his testimony. John Marrinan, committee to-vestlgator who engaged in a controversy to the fall with Lawrence Richey, President Hoover's secretary, over support of the Republican candidate during the campaign, said Mr. Kreuger had become known as "a great swindler." "We are beginning to realize that he was also a great gambler." he added. "We are finding evidences of gambling that ought to have been manifest to sojne of the institutions, tavolved, had they been rea.=|onably diligent." (Questioned by Marrinan, Durant told of the arrangements for selling $26,500,000 of Kreuger and • "Toll bonds to this country in 1929. The bonds were part of a total issue of 50 million dollars, he said, of which the balance was sold abroad. The Investigator asked the total of Kreuger;and Toll securities sold to this country by the Higgtoson company. . Total of 113 MUIion. Durant said the first were In 1928 and filed a statement showtog total securities Fold to this countrj* by sjTidlcates headed by Iice Hig- glnson amounted to 113 million dollars. "What are the estimated American losses based on the current position of the market?" Marrinan asked. I do;it think anyone can answer until the reorganizations are completed," the witness replied. Marrinan brought out that the bonds I are now selltog" at 14 percent of their cost. Durant said payments on the bonds now amounted to about one- third of the toterest, but he added the further payments were barred by exchange difficulties. He said the most valuable collateral back of the securities was French bonds, but they were later withdrawn. "There has been an impression those French bonds were put in for wtodow dressing," Marrinan said; "Is there anything to It?" Liqnidation Before News Leaks. •'I don't thtok so," the witness replied, while sajing the French bonds amoimted to 13 million but Hungarian bonds were substituted. Marrinan said he had information there was "considerable liquidation from Paris" to Kreuger & Toll securities while the news of Krou- ger's death was -withheld. The morning of the suicide, he added, 165,000 shares of the securities were sold on the exchange and tovestigation has disclosed that 148.000 of the shares sold origtoated to Paris. Marrinan said there were also large sales for foreign accoimts preceding the suicide. \ The committee agent said one report showed a liquidation of 157.000 shares during the month of March. JAPANESE TROOPS CONTROL PASS INTO JEHOL. Pieping. China, Jan. 11. ;(AP) —Japanese troops have put the Chinese defenders to' flight and are in complete control of Chl- umenkow, "the psiss of the- nine gates" through the great wall toto Jehol, the Japanese lega-. tion announced this evening. , Foreign- military obser\-ers here were toclined to regard : this action as less decisivfe than I it appeared; They toterpret it as a purely defensive measure designed to protect the Japanese force which occupied Shanhalkwan last week from a possible flank attack. The Chiumenkow pass is 12 miles north-of Shanhalk­ wan. Also, these observers said, it is only one of a number of- passes leading toto Jehol' with which Chang HslaorLlang; the; North China commander, still- can matotato contact. General Miyake, commandtog the Japanese force, annoimced through the Japanese press that he totends to keep : the pass closed but that he does not to- tend to advance inside the wall toto China proper. SENATOR URGES HIGHWAY PROBE Administration | Measure Introduced at Topeka To Air Commission SECOND NOTE TO CONGRESS ^Sks BAl^KRUPTCYAID President Presents Two Messages in as Many Days to L'awmakei^ FORECLOSURES HIT Present Forced Liquidation Practices Hurt -the Creditor and Debtor Revival at Northcott Chnrch. lola. Colony, CSeneva, Neosho Rap- Ids, LeRoy, WestphaUa, Harris, and Burltogton were represented at evangelistic meettogs betog conducted in the Northcott Christian church, the evangelist to charge, the Rev. B. M. Hopkins, advised The Register today. The meettogs -will Hot weather to July caused Lconttoue for several weeks, and there will be a basket dinner at noon next Sunday to which everybody is tovited. ' Topeka, Jan. .11. (AP)—A proposal for a legislative tovestigation of thcr state highway department, ; blocked two years ago by a gubernatorial veto, was pending to the senate today as one of the first measures Introduced at the 1933 session of the legislature,. ; A resolution proposing the Investigation, and audit, of the department's affairs was presented late yesterday by Senator Claude- Bradney (R) of Columbus. Senator Bradney wap the author of a similar resolution vetoed two years ago by former governor Harry H. Wood- rtog. Democrat, after it had been adopted by thei senate and house. Governor Alfred M. Landon announced before taktog office Monday that one of his recommendations to the legislature would call for an investigation of the department, the affairs of which h&ve been subjected to much debate In the past two state political campaigns. A Platform Plank. The te'fJhlflicans. party ;of Governor Landon, in their state platform in the 1932 campaign announced they favored an investigation of, and "drastic change" in the highway department, and promised to operate it on "strictest, business principles." Charges of waste and extravagance In the department were hurled by the Republicans in the recent campaign, to which ; former Govemor Woodrlng and hjs supporters replied the federal road, bUr reau has-^announced Kansas fled all states in the improvement of highways to 1931; I I A commissioiji of six Democrats controls the department. Although lacking the administration stamp of approval, another of the measures totroduced the first day of the twenty-eighth; biennial session was a bill to lower the minimum autoipobile license fee from $8 to .60 cents.' This was one of the Republican campaign pledges, but Govemor Latjdon announced the bill, by Senator Ralston (R) of El Dorado, was not an admtolstration measure. Tacrs at 60-Cent Minimnm. The Ralston bill proposed a 60- cent-minimum fee for automobiles weighing 2.000 pounds or less, with 25 cents added for each additional 100 pounds, but with a $3 maxlmiim. Truck tag fees would rangei from $5 for the first 1,000 pounds to $200 for trucks welghlriir between foiir and five tons plus $60 for each addltlor al ton. A $5 fee is proposed for motorcycles. Other bills Introduced at the opening day of the ses.sion tocluded: Bill by Senator Rees (R),, Emporia, to reduce penalty for non- paj'ment of taxes on pi^scribed dates from 5 to 3 per cent. Bill fay Senator Rees to Increase period of redemption of property sold at tax sales from three to four years. ; Bill by Senator-Dale (R ^i Arkansas City to repeal poll tax law. Senator Frost (R), Blue; Ran''' Introduced a resolution proposing ratification of the "lame duck" amendment to the federal constitution by the legislature.. : ' OYLER OX LAW COMMITTEE lola Senator Appointed to Judiciary Group. State Topeka, Jan. 11. (AP)-Ueutenant Govemor Thompson announced • today appointment of the senate judiciary and waj-s and means committees. Senator Harlan fR) Manhattan, was appointed chairman of the judiciary committee with Senator Rees: (R)., Emporia,-vice-chairman. Senator IChapp (R), Coffeyville, will head the -ways and means committee agato as he has done the past two sessions and Senator Schoen (R). Downs was appointed -vice- chairman. Other members of the committees: Judiciary: Senators Bender, (R), Holton; Benson (D), (3olby; Conkey, (R), Newton; Russell (R); Great Bend; Taggart (R), Welltagton; Todd fD), Wichita; Warren. (D), Fort Scott: Webb (R), Pittsburg; Knapp (R), Coffeyville; Logan (D), Topeka; McCarthy (D), Mankato;. Oyler (D); lola; Ralston (R), El Dorado; Dale (R), Arkansas City; Delaney (R); Troy. Washtogton,; Jan. 11. (AP)-i-In a second special, message; to coiigresa to as many daj-s. President Hoover today made a plea for "emetgency action" to revision of the banlcrupt- cy laws to order to avoid prtsent- day wholesale forced foreclosures. The president asked specifically for an immediate alteration otexlst- Ing law to facilitate the "re5lef of debtors who seek the protection of the court for the purpose of. read- justtog their affah^ with- theh: creditors." • - ' . Opportunity would he givei^ debtors to arrange a settlement with a majority of their creditors, this to be btoding upon the minority, creditors. ; An Evil in Foreclosnres.'' Present processes of forced^ liquidation through foreclosure^' and bankruptcy sale, Mr., Hoover; said, are proving '^utterly destructive of the Interests of debtor and cf'edltor alike." If allowed to continue, he said, ''misery will be suffered . by;thousands without substantial gain to their Creditors "insisting upon- foreclosure in liope of collecting part of the money owed them; "Under existtog law," he; said, "even where inaJorltles of the; creditors desire to arrange falij and equitable readjustments with; their, debtors, thelr^ plans may not be consummated without prohibitive delay and expense, usually attended' by the obstruction of minority creditors who oppose such "settlements to the hope that the fear of rutoous liquidation will indufe the immediate settlement of claiiiis." . Railroads Named Specifically. The president made speci^c ref-' erence to railroads, saytog ttcat the corporate reorganization prpvision should be applicable to the cjarriers and that in such cases "the plan of reorganization should not become efl^tive imtll it has been approved by the interstate commerce; commission." > • ' Several bills are pending to congress designed to ' liberaUze the bankmptcy laws. Senator lasttogs (R. Del.), has one before th& Judiciary committee which would permit an todividual or partnersl^ip to escape the stigma of bankmptcy by authorizing reorganization, with the consent of a percentage of '• stockholders. ' Conferences^ are proceeding between judiciary subcommittees of the house and senate, with the object of getttog a satisfactory, bill to shape. In his message of yesterday, the president jasked for. either ratification of the pendtog • InterriatlonaL arms convention or that he be given authority to declare munitions embargoes to prevent military i^onfllct. FUGITIVE BACK TO COLORAlH) Harry Stanley to Confer .wl^ Gyr- emor on Pardon Pie% • - !^ Denver, (Jolo.. Jan. 11. ''(AP)— Harry Stanley, Colorado prison-fugitive who returned to. Denver from Cleveland, met Govemor Edwto;C. Johnson today and arrangecltforan interview late this afteraoori; to discuss a pardon from a sentence which he was serving when'.he ies- caped from a prison road gang to 1918. \r' \ Stanley, who was .known I9 Colorado as Glenn ^meeman, 'tfrehti to the capltol with Warden Roy Beat of the state prison, to whom :he surrendered after his arrival here last Stanley - night, accompanied: by Mrs. and his bustoess partner^ G.; A. Bronson, Cleveland music publisher. Stanley was allowed ttf spend last night at the home of aj relative here. CHEVALIER DIVORCE NEABING Attorneys Present Final i ^eas In Suits by Maurice and YvoimeJ Paris, Jan. 11. (AP)—Thp attorney for Yvonne Vallee Chevalier in presenting a ftoal plea for ^ double divorce action to<fey told tbe court that Maurice CThevaUer, the movie actor, refused to see his wlfie while they were fa Hollywood. ' The attorney for Chevalier offered as his grounds for diy&rce jthe assertion that • his' wife w^ too jealous. These ftoal arguments weiie speedily disposed of, the attor^ieys requiring only five mtoutes. The decision of the court Is expected- to eight days. I STORK OYER "VIKGXNlA'BBltCE Wife of Joh come n Gilbert Expects to Be- slMother to Jidj' Beverly Hills, Calif., Jan: 11 (APV Virginia iBnice, who gave ; Up her screen career to.become the; wife of John Gilbert, film; actor, tpday said she expected to becoine a itibther to July. 'Jack and myself are very pleased." said Mrs. Gilbert. MLss Bruce and Gilbert w^re married last summer after a brief courtship, the ceremony taktog place to his studio bungalow dressip^ room. VP YOtr MISS THE KEGISTBB CALL 1£7 OB 629. i

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