Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 16, 1933 · Page 1
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if; STATE HISTORICAL BeSIBTY COMP.. -' TOPEKA ,SAB8. • VOLUME XXXVI. No. 68. Successor to The lola Daily JteeiKter, The lols Daily Record, and lolk t>kUy Index. TOLA, KAS., jMONDAYJ^VENING', JANUARy 16, 1933 The Weekly RegiBter, Establiahed 1867 Tha lola Daily Register,; Eiitabliahed 1897 SIX PAGES - ? FINAL TOUCHES COMPLETE WORK ON NEOSHO SPAN Humboldt Bridge Finished About 7 Months After Contract Is Let STATION KGEF MADE DUMB PERMANENTLY TODAY CREDIT TO COUNTY New Structure Replaces Steel Span Condemned For Heavy Loads Piiii.shiiig touches on the new concrete ibridge over the Ncasho at Humboldt, were made . Satiu-day. maikliiK formal ^delivery of the Ktnicturnrto the people. Traffic had been allowed over .the span .since Wednesday, but ;ill "the work on it i wa.s not completed .until Saturday. Tlu> completion pi the project sig- l" nallzes the .succe.s.s,'ai culmination of a campalpcn lor a hew. bridge waged by cltlzcas of the county and e.sixjc- • lally by thasc living in ^nd i near Humboldt. For .several years the .steel bridge, built ;tibout fifty, years ago. and which thojncw one supplants, had been jcondemned for heavy loads. Citiz,".ns of Humboldt knew that the bridge would haVe to be replaced soon rind they combined their efTorts to bring 1 about the erection of a new one before the old one was condeniped completely. Toward that end' the county commissioners had set aside a bridge ,levy for two years preceding this summer arid jt was, from this fund that the bridge was constructed at a contract price of S29.171.34 by J.iS. \ . Vance and Son of Parson.s. The contract was let June 10. 1932. I Old Bridffe iVIoved. The bid 'was not only for con- .struction of the bridge iuself but also .; for the work of moving the old i structure .south a few feet to provide a temporary crdssing while-the new .span was being built. ^ Tlie concrete bridge is a double ; arch, steel reinforced span 240 feet long, the bed of .which is 4 feet ; above the all-time high water mark. .' The two arches are .supported in fthe center by steel .and concrete piles extending from the bridge bed :down 50 feet to a'firm foundation of 'shale. The west abuttmen; 61 the .bric'ge also rests on the stratum of shale 50 feet beiow the level of the roadway. . The east abuttmcnt. Washington, Jan. 16 (AP) — The voice of station KGEF, organ of the outspoken Los Angeles minister, the Rev. Robert P. Shuler, was muted for good today by a supreme court ruling. The court upheld lower court decisions ordering KGEF off the air. because of Shuler's broadcasts, by refusing to review an appeal in the ca^e. -The order of, the radio commission closing Shuler's station, operated by his churqh,' Trinity Methodist, South, figured In the campaign which Shuler made for the United States senate in November, running as a prohibitionist. He received over 500.000 votes but was third in the field. William G. McAdoo winning the seat now held by Senator Samuel Shortridge. Shortly after the federal radio act of 1927 became effective, a stream of complaints poured into the radio commission because of Shuler's sermons and speeches. In them, the fiery pastor lambasted many California public officials and also assailed the Roman Catholic church. OVERCOATS "niE THING TUESDAY Spring-Like Weather Is Doomed for Now, Meteorologists Say lolans can kiss their light clothing goodbye for another spell and diK out their coats and arctics to- moiTOw if the prediction of M. Wright, local meteorologist, comes true. • I Snow and colder is the bad' news he deduced today after thumbing over his gadgets and scanning weather maps and instruments. If his prediction comes true, and S. D. Flora, federal meteorologist in Topeka says it will in an Associated Press dispatch from the state capital, today will be the last of more than 21 days in which thoughts of spring crept into many a young Kansah's head. Already felt in western and north- central Kansas, the cold was due to strike eastern counties later today and the southeast tonight and 'tomorrow. Accompanying the cold weather however: re.s't;'"on solid rockTbut'five ' ^'^-^probability snow would fall in the northwest today and over the remainder of the state tomorrow. Snow would be extremely welcome in western Kansas which has gone moisture-less for many weeks. Temperatures today of no higher than 3 .i in the west and north and near 45 in the .southeast were forecast by Mr. Flora, while for tomorrow nothing above 30 was exijectcd, a decided change from the warm recordings the past three weeks. MInlmums tonight of 10 In the northwest,to 20 in the east and south were forecast.: Northwest of conditloas were wintry with-snow falling and the mercury below zero. In western Canada minlmums as low as 34 be­ iow zero were reported. Sunday Was a mild and pleasant duy over the entire state with the mercury reaching 64 at Dodge City. At Topeka the day averaged 25 degrees above normal. Incoming cold weather 'dropped the mercury last night to 14 at Goodland while at tlie same hour at Topeka the mercury was at 50. Spit below the bed level. : 5 Although the twoMarsli^ arch .^pans are but 240 feet long, the to. ftil length of the bridge is 287 feet. The additional length was found iieccssary to cover the wider chan- ' i|rl which ha.s been excavated. The Wci ^t end of the old bridge rested on » nil imixmndcd beV-ind . ma.sonr>' atjuttments, but thisJlU was removed for the ncw'|bri'dge. using the • c(^rth to bulid up the west npjjroach to the striicturc. : wider Ilich Water, Channel. ' Tliat operation did fiway with the (ill down to about the low water level, making the high water chan- , nci about eighty feet yidcr than it 'wii.s before the new bridge was built. The final work done on the bridge "Sn'urdny consi.sti>d of •'polishins!." X according to Assistant, County En- j .gliteer Joe Cheha.ske. and of con­ ic'light.s. which at night. The tifl doing .some • nVc-ting up the elect , illumine the bridge citv, of Humboldt Ls wot-k on the cast approach to' the bridge, Cheha.ske said today. The contractor ha.>| already begun '.disrnantUng the old iiteel bridge, whlbh under the term.s of his con- ^traot. must be completely dismant- ..Icd rwithin 30 days aitet completion "of ti^e new bridge. VICE-CIIAIRMANSHIB TO lOLAN • Thu Rev. J. Ix^o Relefoi'd Named on Two Lower House Commlltees. A com.mittoe vice-chairmanship Twas 'given to the Rev. *J. Lee Relc- ^ordj Democratic -stafc repre.senta- tlve 'from Allen county; by Republican Speakei^ Vernon iiy Topeka today according to the Associated Pres.s. i ; \ - ' ; Mr^ Releford w-asi named vice- chairman of tlie soldier's compcn- siitlort committee, thb dispatch said, aiid was also made a! nwmbcr Of the cijmmlttce on educatiion. : * '\ Former KansanjDics. ' ;Spattle. Jan. 16. (Al')-fSuperior JiidgC'Otls. W. Brinker ,'54. died here last night follow-lng a jieart attack. Jildge; Brlnker was horh at Eureka, kas., l>ut came West wlien: a young mjiri. sHis widow and two; children \fGATHER ^ndi ROADS FOI^ K.VN .SAS:. Somir snow and miicb colder ionif^ht: Tuesday cloudy niid somewhat colder in isoutheast pC-rtion. [ ' ;: ;For lola and Vicinity*; Snow and mjich colder tonUrhU; Tutsdaj cloudy and softicwhat coldjer. , | >Weatjier outlook for the week beginning Monday for tfie I Northern ' a(id C.^ntral Greatl Plains: Mostly t»ir in the south portion: occasional .sifiows In;the north; riather cold the first part of the week;, somewhat warmer, the latter part.- ?remi )J !rature — Highest yesterday. 5S: lowest last night, SO.f normal for - today. ,30;; excess jesteritay, 24; excess since January .1. 179, degrees; this date last, year, highest, 44; low: es^:. 32. : ^ precipitation for the 24 hours end-\ _infe at V a. m. today. .OOi total for - this ye^r to date .00;;, ^deficiency since Jaihuary 1. .66 incHes. Relative humiditv at 7 &. m. today, 79 per oent;,barometer reduced to sea level, 29.80 inclies. , '< Siin rtses, 7:37 a. m.Vl sun sets, 5:27 P- 4- ' . Kansas .Weather knd EHi^ Roads. Ejnpor^a, Manhajttan, C^ffeyvUle, Sallna,' "Topeka, Pittsbtir|r;! Arkansas city, Wifchita, clou iy, roads good. DEATH OF MRS. GREEN Critically lil for Some Time, Wife of Postal Official Succumbs Saturday Eviening Willie the friends of Mrs. Frederick C. Green have known for a long time that she was critically 111, the news of her death, which occurred on Saturday evening, was nevertheless a shock and was received with wide-spread sorrow and regret. She has so long been a resident of lola. she has been so active and helpful m Its social and religious life, that her friends found it hard to realize they should see her no more. The funeral .services which were held at 2:30 this afternoon in the Pfesbyterlan church were largely attended by mourning and deeply sympathizing friends. Floral tributes were ntirrieroiis and beautiful, testifying to the high esteem In which the departed was held. The sen-ices were conducted by the Rev. R. D. Snuffer, pastor of the church, who wove his discourse around passages of Scripture that had been special favorites with Mrs. Green. The music also was of her selection, a solo by Mrs. Ralph Stover, "God's To-morrow," and "The City Four Square." sung by a quartet from the church choir. The obsequies throughout were most Impressive. Mrs. Green was the oldest of three daughters which composed the family of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Woods. She was bom near Carlyle, Kas.. on April 27. 1879. In 1899 she was united In marriage to Frederick C, Green; and they Immediately established their home in lola. Into their home were bom five children: Helen, Genevieve, Frederick, Gertrude and Louise. Mrs, Green became active In the affairs of the church early In life. She united with the Presbyterian (Continued on Page 6, Col. 8) .\ndi|ews at Topics. Just a reinlnder that Current Topics wUl^meet at the Kelley hotel this evening and that the speaker will be "The Old Scout," Col. J. H. Andrews, of Humboldt. Colonel Andrews probably will give some impersonations of Shakespeare characters, reminiscent of the great actors of yesterday and the day before, and will have some things to say that will certainly be of interest. JUDGES HAND DOWN NOTE ON GAS DECISION Supplemental Memoran dum to Clarify Rate Of Return IN ZONE OF REASON Phillips and McDermott Say Point Is Not to Be Set Definitely Topeka, Jan. 16. (AP)—A supplemental memorandum designed to clarify their conception of a "reasonable" rate of return was issued today by Jyd^s Drie L. Phillips and George T. McDermott, who with Judge Richard J. Hopkins constituted the three-.ludgc. federal court which heard the Cities Service litigation. , i In .setting aside 11 days ago the public service commission's 30-cent city gas rate order, Judges Phillips and McDermott found it would reduce Cities Service Gas company's rate of return to 4.7 per cent and that a return of "approximately 8 per cent upon present values is necessary under present conditions Judge Ifopklns in a ^tssentlhg opinion filed Saturday idght, upheld the 30-cent order, finding It would earn a return of 6.41 per cent, arid that a return of 6 to 8 per cent is "reasonable" and 5 per cent "would not be confiscatory." Present Rate 40 Cent^ The present rate chai^d by Cities Service Gas company, pipe line unit, to affiliated distributing concerns is 40 cents a thousand cubic feet. ' In their memorandum". Judge Phillips and McDermott stated a ''reasonable rate" is not a particular decimal" but "one that falis within the zone of reason." Tlie memorandum follows: "We are advised that a misunderstanding exists among counsel as to the scope of the opinion and findings as to a reasonable return, a misunderstanding doubtless contributed to In part because the court acceded to the suggestion of counsel that findings be made as to all controverted issues, and in part by differing conceptions as to tlie elasticity of the, words 'substantially' and 'approximately'. While suppie- ment.ii memoranda often confuse instead of clarify, an interpretatlvje resume may not be amiss^. No Fixed Amount. : "A 'reasonable rate' Is not a particular decimal. A 'reasonable rate' is one that falls within the zone of rea.son: It Is a field, and not a mathematical point. 'The lower limit of the zone of reason Is confiscation, that Is, a detilal of a net re- turh sufficient to preserve the property nnd to'attract capital necessary to enable tlie utility to discharge Its public duties. A finding that n particular rate Is reasonable. Is not, therefore, a finding that every other rate! is either unreason^ able or confiscatpry. "With the determination of the proper rate within that zone of reason, the courts are not concerned for that Is ia legrlslative matter. As jurisdiction Is invoked here, arid generally in such cases, the courts decide but one question: Does the prescribed rate fall below the lower limit of the zone. The rate order in this case allowed a return of 4.8 per cent on the fair value of the property. The. Issue tendered is the validity of that order. We have held, and hold, that such order Is confls- catorj'- Except in rough approxi- matloh, and by way of recital of evidence In the record, we have not undertaken to fix with precision the lower limit of this zone of reason." "FEUD" BUT A WAR ON CROWS Call to SherUrs Office Resolte in No Arrests. A call to the sheriff's office early last night cdriveyed the information that a "powerful lot of shbbtln'" was going on I southeast of Tola and tliat it was feared a feud was In progress and; someone was getting killed. Otis. Lambeth, undersheriff, went to the scene of the bombardment to Investigate and found eveirthlng In Its usual Sunday night quiet. He decided, howeverf' to remain in the neighborhood for a while and preis- enjtly heard a fusUade of shots in a grove of trees and in a short time a round of shots in another grove. He went over to propose an armistice! to talk things over, and found that the riflemen bad discovered a crow's roost and were gathering In a little bounty money. They would shoot at the crows in one grove of trees and when the survivors flew to another grove they would go. over and rep^eat the performance. ANOTHER SHOPLIFTER FINED Seventh Person to Be Arrested In Six Weeks Found GuUty. Prank Smith was fined $25 and costs of $2.50 in pdlice court this morning for j shoplifthig. He was found guilty of stealing some gloves and a belt frbm Penney's. and was apprehended when trying to sell them Satiu-day night. The convic^on was the seventh made by the police force in the last six weeks, numbers of the force said today. Fines imposed by Judge J. C. Edwards) in those cases ranged from $15 to t^. Kansas W^eat Stocks Down. Topekfi, Jai. 16. (AP) — Stocks of wheat on Kansas farms January 1, were 62 peij cent smaller than on January 1, 1932, a report Issued today by P. Kl Beed, XTnlted States department of agriculture statistician, revealed, i Jobless Legislatures m Cooperative Dormitory Only Problem Which Washington Lawmakers of 11 Men Gets to Use Bathroom When in They Banded Together to Live in. Face is Which {House Olympia, Wash., Jan. 16. (AP)— <How to get a bath more than once a week—that's the perplexing problem facing Washington's imemployed legislators. Coming to the twenty-third bloi- nial session of the state legislature with the expressed purpose of helping the Joblesai and reducing taxes, the unemployed lawmakers founc^ their first task one of providing ways; and means for 11 inen to bathe in one tub. "I guess we'll have to Introduce a bill lor bigger and better bathtubs," said Representative Jam« J. Bond, Seattle t)cmoorat, spokesman for the King county unemployed delegation. This amazing situation developed when the Jobless members of the house chamber banded together to reduce expenses. They rented an historic old home In Olympia, hired a woman cook and a girl waitress, and collected aimy cots for beds. The home, built in 1855 by the bolder of thei original donation claim on which. Olympia was located, has eight rooms but only one bath. The first order of business at the 'Fourth House," sometimes called the "Tappa Kegga Bay,*' or the "Eta Bita Pi," was a motion for weekly bathhigs. It carried and the bath was allocated for each night of the week. .In spite of financial- difflculties the le^lators are living as well or better hi theh: cooperative "dormitory," than many other visitors to the capitol. They have breakfast at 8 and dinner lat 6 with the cook deciding on the fUshes and serving the same to all, The menu for today was: Breakfast—Fruit cocktail, cereal, poached eggs on toast and coffee. Dinner—Soup, roas^ beef, spinach, baked potatoes, fruit salad, celery, olives, pickles, pudding and coffee. Jams and fruits always are on the table. j ' The home was rented for $160 a month with arrangements made for a charge account at a grocery store until legislative pay bhecks fill the treasury. The members put up an $8,000 bond to guarantee return of the place in first class condition. They expect to live o'n $25 to $35 a month each. | The dormitory legislators hdve their own taixl system. Three of the members have cars and these are used for trips to the capitol. On week-ends two are uilllzed to carry several legislators hope. "None of us Is bound to any legislation," said Represpntative Bond. "We talk matters of legislation over at morning and evening sessions, and on bills'we are doubtful about we invite the sponsor or,chairman of committees to conie and explali^ them to us. We are wbrkihg sincerely" for the benefit of otir own people." Although he is no^t unemployed. Representative Warren G. Magnu- sbn, Seattle lawyer and chairman of the house unemployment committee, is living at the dormitory to learn the needs of tlie jobless. BEER DELAYED ANOTHER WEEK Failure of Senate Commit ' tee to Agree the Cause Of Sidetrack YEAR OF PRAYER T0BPNAPRIL2 Pope Pius Urges Pilgrimages to Rome and Palestine in Newest Bull Vatican City. Jan. 16. (AP)—A papal bull today set aside the 13 months beginnhig April 2 as-ff-E6iy year of prayer, penance and pilgrimage to Rome and Palesttae. The author, Pope Plus XI, declared It should lead to "social, political and international peace." An "extraordtaary holy year" and "a general and highest jubilee" was to mark what was believed to be the nineteenth centenary of the "passion of Jesus Christ, his crucifixion and death for the salvation of men." ^ Washtagton., Jan. 16. (AP)—A The document was read yESterday* Peek's delay for the Colller-Blaihe In St. Peter's, and readings were set later ;in St. John Lateran, mother church of Rome, Mary Major and St. Paul's, outside the walls. The dean of protonotaries read It to the congregation in St. Peter's. The pope's recent protests against restrictions upon the church In Spain, Mexico and Russia were recalled in this passage: "ph, may the most merciful Lord bring about that the holy yeas which we shall shortly inaugurate will briiig peace to souls, to the church that liberty everywhere due her . . ." He called upon the world to tiu-n Its minds "from earthly arid decaying things" ... he urged prayer and penance, not only for those of the, church, but for "all mankind led astray by so many discords and hostility, laboring under so many miseries and fearful of so many dangers." 'To all the faithful of both sexes who diutag the holy year, having confessed and commimicated, either on the day or in different, days and whatsoever order, visit ploiisly three times the«basllicas of St. John Lat­ eran; St. Peter in Vatican; St. Paul on via Ostiensc arid St. Mary Major on the Esquiline hill, and,pray according to our Intention, we concede and impart mercifully In the Lord plenary hidulgence for all the punishment they must suffer for their sins, of which these faithful shall have first obtained the remission and pardon." Declaring the' "plenary indulgence . . be obtained during this Jubilee year only in Rome," the doctunent urged pilgrims "to come In very large numbers." It added that "more frequent and devout pUgrim- agies be made to the holy places in Palesttae during the course of this year." •The name "bull" for the historic and most imiJortant documents of the Roman Catholic church comes from the Latin for ''bubble," because the old leaden seals used resembled bubbles, i NEW CLEANERS IN OPEBATIOy Kansas City Concern Opens Estabi lishment on West Street. ' bill to legalize 3.05 beer arid wliie was forced today when the senate judiciary committee failed to reach an agreement on the measure. The committee spent two hours discussing the favorable subcommittee report on the bill to modify the Volstead act, but reached no final vote. Chairman Norris said it probably would, be approved next Monday, when the committee holds Its next regular meeting. Several ihlnor amendments were approved, but most of the time was spent discussing the proposed alcoholic content of 3.05 per cent. , Conmilttee approval of the bill had been predlbted by its sponsors for today, the thh-teenth anniversary of prohibition. The committee authorized the subcommittee to have printed the report of the British central control board, liquor traffic,' on which it based Its decision that 3.05 beverages would not be tatbxlcattag. Chairman Blaine, of the subcommittee, explained that it had decided upon 3:05 per cent "to satisfy legislative scruples in regard to the eighteenth amendment," and not to make the mesaure-constitutional. "I think the majority of the committee are of the optalon that regardless of the intoxicattag content we can pass this kind of a law im- der the eighteenth amendment and it will be upheld," Chairman Nprris of the full committee said. "There might be cases in civil action, where the defense might claim that 3.05 beverages were' intoxicat- tog.and therefore illegal. "In that case the vital point might be whether it was Intoxlcat- tag, but it would not affect the constitutionality of the law." The week's delay on the beer bill fiu-thcr endangered its prospects for approval at this session of congress, because of the legislative jaiii in the senate. ! OKLAHOMAN SHOT BY THUGS "Cut Rate Cleaners" is the name of a,new,business concern that:has jiist located in lola, occunying; the room at '109 West street. This room has,heretofore been occupied by the (3ozy Cove restaurant which now has moved to more commodious quarters under the Palace hotel. The new cleaning establishment comes from Kansas City where it has been engaged in business for a number of years and brings 'with It complete and expensive equipment thoroughly' up-to-date. It opened for business today. FUNERAL OF M^ICAN WORtiN Wife of Sanco Martoz Snccnmbs In Bassett Home on Satnrday. Mrs. Mary Martnz. wife of a Mexican <fement plant worker of Bassett, died at her home ta Bassett late Saturday and was buried in Highland cemetery today following fimeral services conducted by the Rev. J. H. So^erby In the Sleeper service rooms this moroing. . She Is survived only by her husband, with whom she came to lola In 1914 from Texas where she was bom. Attempt to Capture FJleeing Holdup Men May Prove Fatal. Blackwell, Okla., Jan.. 16. (AP)— Ralph Barton, 40, of Foraker, Okla., was in a WlnjCleld hospital today with critical gxmshot wounds received when he and two other men engaged in a' gunflghtjwith two men who had held up five motorists on the highway north of Foraker last night. The holdup men escaped; Bartoi^ and two conipanions, J. E. Boudd and T. F. Casselman, Foraker merchants, upon receivtag reports of the holdup armed themselves and encountered the bandits on the highway. Boudd and Casselman were not hit during the exchange of shots. CUE CHALK INVENTOR DIES. , Fortune Comes to Man Who Developed Fool Hall Necessity. Los Angeles, Jan. 16. (AP)—WiU- iam A. Spinks, 67. who founded a fortune by developtag| the Idea of a small cube of chalk for billiard and pool cues, died heVe^ yesterday. Around his idea, a national business with a factory a(; Chicago, was buUt. IF 70tr MISS TH& REOISTEB CALL 157 OR KN. SENATE MARKS TIME ON FARM HELP MEASURE Committee Holds Horses While Smith Goes to Talk to Roosevelt SENATE DEMOS COOL Bill in;Present Form Does Not Satisfy Some Leaders, in Upper House Washliigton, Jan. 16. (AP)—At the request of Senator Smith (D., 8. C), the senate agricultui'e committee today agreed to defer action on the domestic allotment farm re- Uef bill until he has conferred' with Presldentrelect Roosevelt. This JSmlth planned to do Immediately. After a brief general discussion, the committee recessed untU tomorrow momtag. Senator Smith, who has Indicated doubts of the practicability of the plan, obtataed assurance that noth- tag would be done at oiice; and thereupon arranged to leave for New York to see the next president. WIthta half an hour after the committee met, the South Carolinian, Its ranktag Democrat, boarded a trato to seek definite Information as to the Roosevelt views on the farm plan which, as passed by .the house would undertake to guarantee to the farmer pre-w*r prices on wheat, cotton, tobacco, rice, peainuts, butterfat and hogs. Roosevelt Favors Idea. Roosevelt has been described as in sympathy with the principle of the bill. . Senator Smith, by;long distance telephone arranged a conference with Mr. Roosevelt at 4 o'clock this aftemodii in New York City. At that time the fate of the far reachtag venttire may be decided or an alternative proposal mapped out. Stace the bill passed the house last week by a vote of 203 to 151 the measiu-e has fotmd lukewarm reception among some Democrats of thcsenate. Senator Smith expressed his own attitude by saytag that he would not support a measm-e which he regarded as of doubtful practicability. As now written the bill has failed to satisfy such Independent Republican farm belt senators as Frazier (R., N. D.), who said today, "I don't like it very well. I thtak It should be changed." He added, however, that he favored a bill of the same general character. To Return Pre-War Price. Briefly, the bill as now written imdertakes to obtain for the producers of seven selected commodities—wheat, cotton, tobacco, rice, peanuts, butterfat and hogs—a price equlvaleint to that which prevailed in pre-war days. This would be accomplished by paying him a bounty equal to the difference between the present and the pre-war prices. The money to pay the bounty would be raised^ by a tax on the miller of the wheat and the comparable "processor" of the other commodities. It Is the expectation that this tax would be "passed on" to the consiuner. The boimty would be paid to the farmer on only his -share of the domestic consiunptiori of the crop. In retiun for the allotment, he would be required to agree to cur- tall his production by 20 per cent. An Emergency Measure. An emergency measiu^, the plan would cover only the 1933-34 crop year, but might be extended forj an additional year by presideritlal proclamation. | Other features include tariffs and adjustment charges tatended to protect some of the seven commodities to soirie degree from competition from similar articles. The bill has been hailed by Its friends as a | possible key to economic recoveipr through revival of the farmer's purchastag power. It has been attacked by opponents as "bootstrap legislation," as "tax on the necessities of life" and as ian unconstitutional tax on one class lof people to prortde money for another class. , , > MILLIONAIRES FOSTER REP^ i SENATOR CLAIMS Washington, Jan. 16 ,(AP)—A charge that the movement for repeal of the eighteenth! amendr... ment gained Its "principal imr' petus" from milllonallfea seektag. to shift the tax burden to th$ masses was made to the senat^ today by Senator Sheppard (D„ Texas) in an address parktag: the thirteenth anniversary o| prohibition. } . Standing firm against: the position of his party for repeal of the amendinent he sponsored,' Sheppar^ announced that he was opposed to submitting the prohibition qiiestlon at this tlmei because the "subtle and vicious misrepresentations" • resulting from "paid propaganda" would not permit "a fair hearing of the facts'." . . ' It was the 'Texan's first statement of his position toward the repeal resolution, now pending before the senate. He announced last year he would vote to sub-' mlt a repeal amendment if instructed to do so by his state primary, but he contended today that vote was not representative because the drys did not partlcl- . pate. HOOVER SEEKING G. 0. H CONTROL Battle Over Destiny P^rty Looms After March 4 . of SNEEZING GIRL IMPROVING. Narcotics Only Relief Afforded Girl Up Until Now. Chippewa Falls, Wis.. Jan. 16. (AP)—Daisy Jost, 15, was sneezing with less frequency today but every five minutes her rest was taterrupt- ed by sneezes, and physicians, In- cludfag two specialists from the Mayo clinic at Rochester, Minn., were still perplexed by the 'strange malady which has persisted since last Monday. For several days the girl, a patient ta St, Joseph's hospital here, sneezed from one to four times a minute. The prolonged and violent contractions of muscles of the chest and throat caused her great pata *and physicians feared her heart would not stand the jstraln. But this morning Dr. William E. Henskei who has been attendtag her since he was called to prescribe treatment for what appears to be a common cold a week ago, was optimistic. ! , "The seizures seem to]be dlmln- ishtag ta frequency and violence," he said. j To stop the sneeztag fits for an extended thne it was necessary to resort to narcotics. Dai^ resumed sneezliig as soon as effect of the drugs '^vore off. Widilt» Banker Dies. Wichita, Jan. 16 (AP) — Levi S- Naft^er. 79, president of the Southwest National bank and of the Southwest Building and Loan company here, died ;at his home last night after a week's illness. Washington, Jan; 16. (AP)—Rumblings among Republican forces forecast a stirring contest soon between the old guard and followers of President HoOver for control of the party organization. Already a move has beeii started to resist any effort by Mr. Hoover's frleiidis to liave him retain the titular chieftainship of the party after he retires from the presidency. Indications are that the struggle, now betag waged behind the scenes. w,lll break Into the open after March 4. Mr. Hoover's friends, however, appedr confident that he will have little difficulty in holding the retas. That .Mr. Hoover desires to. con- ttaue as the dominating factor In the organization with a view either of seeking the presidential nomlna'- ta 1936, or dictating the nominee. Is the belief generally held by Republicans on capitol hill. Uonse Cleaning Talk, ^t members of the old guard, who considered* themselves slighted during the Hoover administration, are talking about having the present party set up "cleaned out from top to bottom" and a new organization created, with a consiervatlve basis but a slant satlsfactoiy to the liberal element of the party. They want to take over party control early In the spring to. prepare for the congressional campaign In .1934, with the hope of recapturing the house and electing a speaker, and thus to pave the way, by a legislative record route, to Seize the administration in 1936. The battle lines are to center about the chairmanship of the Republican national committee, now held by Everett Sanders, secretary to the late Calvin <3ooildge, vrtien he,was president. : Sanders' Ready to Quit Talk among the Republicans is that Sanders desires to reltaqulsh the post within a few raonths at the latest, although he has said he has no present intention of resigning. Sanders- 'Was iselected to head the committee last June.ta Chlcagp following the Republican natlona convention when It appeared doiibtful that supporters of Mr. Coolldge would fall In line behind Hoover's candidacy. . , The recent death of Mr. Coolldge set the antl-Hooverites Ijack ta their plans. Although Mr. Coolldge had plataly tadicated he would; not reenter politics, they felt that he was a potential candidate to thwart possible further political ambitions of Mr. Hoover. j Now this group Is scouting about for a logical successor to Sanders, should he retire. No less active, however, are the Hoover supporters, who also are discussing possible .successors. Knox a Possibility. Charles D. HlUls of New York, Republican national committeeman, J. Henry Roraback of Hartford, CJonn., -vice-chairman of the national committee, Heiiry P. Fletcher of Greericastle, Pa., W. Franklta Khox, Chicago newspaper publisher, and Senator James E. Watson t>f Indiana, are being discussed as possibilities by old guardsmen. ' On the Hoover side, the names of Ogden L. Mills, secretary of the treasury, LawTcnce Richey, secretary . to Mr. Hoover, Walter: F.j BT07,n, the postmaster general, have been heard. TOKYO PAPERS: CHARGE U.SJ$ AIDINGXHIHESE Loans, Munitions, Materiel Come from America, They Aver GREW IN A DENIAL Ambassador Declares No Basis in Fact*<)f Japanese Reports, i Tokyo, Jan. 16. :(AP)—Chitrgcs that the United 8tar,cs was aiding China's war preparations against Japan were aired In Tokyo newspapers today, ; Joseph C. Grew, the American ambassador, issued ; the following statement: ' ' "Regarding rumors published In various newspapers ta Japan to-the effect that an understanding .was reached between the;Unlted States and China for supplytag money, arms and munitions .to Chtaa,-the American embassy states emphatically there is no understandtag^ or agreement of this nature betv^een the United States and China. There is no basis whatever of rumors, which have been published, incjud- tag a rumor the United i States; arranged to loan the Nanking government 20 million Yuan (nearly 4 TnlU lion doUars.)" ; Word From Stimson. i It was learned Ambassador G^ew'ji denial was based on a recent statement cabled by Secretary of State Stimson. Simultaneously the- Infonnatton bureau of the Japanese war office fesued this statement: t "A supply of arms to China, especially to Chang Hslao-Llang: (commander In north • c;hina),'has been made principally by the United States and Germany, Americans selling the Chtaese airplanes and motor cars, mostly delivered;' in Shanghai, arid the Germans delivering gims and machtae • guns' to •nentsln." : - : ' It was learned the principal basis fo^ the reference to Ariierlcans wasj that airplanes were sold the Hiing-! chow aviation school arid Shanghai was supplied with mall planes; Al-j jegatloris that Americans Were aid-', ing China emanated mostly from Japanese correspondents In China, who frequently cabled that Aiilerl- can loans were Imminent for el.ther Gerierals Chiang Kai-Shek, the; Chtaese commander-ta-clilef, ; or Chang. OflQcers Teach Flying. A .foreign office spokesman said: "We ..have reliable Information' |that 40 American aviators, mwtly 'commissioned officers ori the Inactive list," were instructing Chinese In i iSouth'China." ,' He declined to give tlje source of this Information or to Amplify ^ur- , tlier, beyond saying the i-ecently: ac- • quired ability of the Chinese to fly \ in formations was evidence of for- elgn Instruction. :^ TROUBLE WITIT ITALY Shooting of Conricr by Chihese Strains Friendly Relations. : DIES FOR SNUBBING BROTHER Kansas Cltyian Shoots l >Ian He Lent $10,000 Daring 15 Years. : Kansa.-! City,.Jan. 16. (AP)"—<>ver a' peiiod of 15 years, Valdntlne Bruno told police, he had lent $10,000 ,ta small sums to his brotMr-ta- law, Frank Ruffolo, 51. Yestejrday RUffolo passed his brother-in-law without speaking to him. A mo- riient later five shots rang out and Ruffolo fell, woimded li) the head and right side. Bnmo told iwllce he became angered when his br4tber- ta-law sriubbed him. Financial Message Comtag. Washtagton. Jan. 16. (AP) retary MiUs, after a conferent President Hoover at which h( rational financial niatters w< cussed, told newspapermen Mr. Hoover might make a . s^tement on this matter or{ dispatch a special message to congress within the next 24 hours. I Shanhaikwan, China, Jan. -16. (AP)-t.Itallan relations ':w1th .the Chtaese nationalist government Were strataed today because oC, the slaying of an Italian messeng'.^r by CJhi-- nese troops. . Theiltalian -was shot down by;the Chtaese as he was passing' the Stao- Japanese battlefront southwest of here. Italian authorities; posted In this treaty area insisted he had been assured safe passage through 'the battle .lines between Chlnwangtao and Shanhaikwan. The Italian govemmen| was ".exl- pectedito demand satisfaction Irom the chtaese government -at Nan­ king. With other nations; signatory to the Boxer protocol, Italy 'matta- tatas garrisons at Shanhaikwan and Tientsin to protect traffic- on the PleptagrShanhalkwan railway and the Italian commander In Tientsin was said to have been ajssured Ills messenger would reach the border . city safely. -if The Japanese military authorities meanwhile, feared they may have acted too late in attempting to blpck the passes of the Great Wall; of Chtaa and thus, facilitate ; the an- nexatloti of Jehbl province' to Man- chukuo. -' the ; Japanese sponsoVed Manchurian state. About 130,000 Chinese troops Were estimated already In the: provlrice. Ten thousand were known to have been hastened through- Clumen- kow, the Pass of Nine Gatgs, north of here, by the Chinese; "General Chang Hslao-Llang just before Japanese blocked It. Japanese airplanes bombed ftnd heavily dk'maged a Chtaesj; military headquarters at Kallu, In mortheast Jeholi Japanese reports s^ld to^ay. Japanese continued a tropp movement into the province from that region which appeared ta be aiming to converge with other troops In this section ta a drive against J6hol city, the provtaclal capital; RAINBOW SPANS ATLANTIC French Airplane Lands In-'BrazO 14 Honrs After Leaving; S^6negat. Natal, Brazil. Jan. 16. ;(AP)—Jean Mermoz, flytag from Eafte to the airplane "RatabOw" arrived here today at 1:48 p. m., E. S. T. '] Mermoz and his six passengers* left: Istresi France, last frhulsday and flew ; down by way of Port; Eeienne, R^nch West lAfrica.and Saint Louis, Senegal. I ^ V Mermoz averaged more than 140 . miles ian liour, setttag \& recoi^d of 14 hotus and a minutes ^or the 1962- mile westward crosstag of the South Atlantic. Sfi and bis party -were the first fU^ to breakfast in Africa and dine ln.Bra2U, i i

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