Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 17, 1933 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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f- COMP . TOPEKA.KAK*. VOLUME X}iXV.I. No. 69. Successor to The lola Daily It«(rister, The ' lola UaUy Hecord. and loU Daily Index. lOLA, KAS., TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY l|, 1933. Th« Weaklj Register, Established 1867 The loU Daily Register, Established 1897 NEW HOSPITAL AP0SSI6fl,ITY ' Op.F.C.LQAN Plan Gity Commission Favors Would Replace St. John's at No Cost SELF Prop LIQUIDATING osed Structure Would Cost Taxpayer^ Nothing If Approved iTh(' regular meeting' of the lola ' city comml-ssion wa-s held this morning and i>rovcd to be of unusual Interest. Tlic mfjst, important mailer Tjroughtilx'forc the coiiunission was ))resenle'd by Dr. O. L. Cox. iJrcsi- dent of the Allen county medical society, (iqd a commitjtee of physi- ^ -clans and other ciiizeis, and had to \ do with the r -o.ssibilily of ihcerec- / tion of a 'ari!'- and nr^^dern hospital . in lola. This is a project which has been Undvr eonsideialion by the lih\"siciafts of the city in cooperation with the;; SLstcrs in charge lo'f St. John's hospital for a considerable time. I The belief is that funds can lj)e borrowed 1 rem the Keconsiruction finance cdri'oration to an amount sufficient to erect a iJO-brd hospital i and thoroughly equiiJ. it with the, BILL WOULD BUY BABY BUGGY FOR LANDONS Topeka, Jan. 17 (AP)—A $50 appropriation to buy a baby carriage, go-cart, "or other means of conveyance" for Nancy Josephine Landon, 5-months-old daughter of Governor Alfred M. Landon, was proposed in a resolution offered in the house today by Representative Caldwell Davis (D) of Bourbon county. . Nancy Josephine is the first baby occupant of the Kansas governor's mansion since its erection. Representative Davis, In his resolution, expressed opposition to purchase of automobiles for ' governors but said he was "de: cidedly in favor of the purchase ' of bigger and better baby carriages." I Governor Landon has. announced througli his secretary, •W. G. West, that he would not ask the legislature to buy him a hew automobile but that he would use the one provided by the state two years ago for his predeces.w, former Governor Harry H. Woodring. CROWD TOO BIG FOR Y.F.W: SHOW Police Almost Called to Handle Jam at Memorial Hall Last Night Two thousand persons, the-largest mcst modern appiianctcs. The hos- | crowd that has gathered in lola for pital whpiT-finished w'ould be leased ^^^^^^ entertainment program in by the Sisters, who probably would „ ^ ,, convert their pre-senl hospital build- i^'^^''-'^- overflowed Memorial hall last ing into a'. Home for':ihe Aged. By night and milled about in the street PERMIT GRANTED FOR NEW MOVIE EAST OF SQUARE Changes in Marr Building For Modem Theater Under Way Now AN AID TO BUSINESS outside clamoring for admission to the hall to see the free home talent .show sponsored ay lola merchants jfor the benefit of the lola post of the V. F. W. ' The hall was f'^Ued to more than 'the terms of the.lctise ine loaii.s from the 51. F. C. upuld gradually be liquidajicd and the money returned to the Rovernment. Specific R. F. C. Function. One of the siiecific for •which thcl Fl«conslriiction Pinanct .coHJoratlori was created is to. lcnd:"s .seating capacity and an cstimat: money to governm.ent.iil units, cities, I t'd thousand per.>!ons were turned counties, and the li.';"c. to corpora- I away from the doors which were tions and to other solvent p-erso:is ;locked to prevent;' the crowd from or compaides for the pui-pcso cf|surging in. At one time it was al- cai-rying:on self-liquidating projt-ct.s. imost deemed neCes.sary to call the witii a primary view, of course, to'police to keep the doors from being .stimulating emi^loyiiiont. The law i Pushed, in. ~ but the throng outside has behind it Sl.rm million: to b-j jfinally thinned out upon being prom- inv£sled in such ijrojccUi. Up to the jised that the sliow would be repeat- present tim-^' not to *;xctTcl 15U mil- jed on the following night, lion dollaj-.^ has beeii lent., so it is | It was announced today, however, believed^.'that wiihoiii doubt tho ; ^lial the .show will not be given to- guarantces of repaj-ftient made. could think of no other way to ap- . The city commistuon ex-pre.s.sed its l''"/'^^ the clarnoring crowd outside comnlete sympathy with me ,,ro-'i *^cy feared would attempt to _ IJpsal to erect a hospital in lola. Everj-body. realizes that St. John's has <ione ri great work, and is still a most .useful adjuiict to the city. But cverj'bwiy reali?.cs also that it is not large enough 'to meet the re- quiremeiilsi ef iJie .situation. There "will be general appioval, therefore, of the project to erect a new and larger liospltal. es|)ecially if il can i>c donp'I through the facilities of the R. ,P;C. It certainly would be u fine thing if thclsprlhg could be .started tout, in loUr with a $75,000 construct ioh project; New Tficatcr for lola. •• Another import^tnt matter which came tioforc the commi.ssion this morning w!us the application of E. 'Van'Hynlng for a permit to remodel the iwaw building on East Madison streqt for theater purposes. More ' extended reference is made to this enterprise in another place in tr^- day's paper. The pennit. was granted, of Course, and vCork started im^ mediately arid will :be carried on as rapidly as:the weather will permit. At! the meeting it w^as also dc: cidedtb hold the city primary election: on March 14.'and the general ^election on April 4. Ordinarily elec- 'tion :dat€S are specified by law, but the law in this case is ambiguous, members of thccommi-ssion said, so tjiey' set the dates thernselves according to their own interpretation of thej;Ptatute. - Another matter. Jhat of relieving unemp|ojTTicnt in.lola. was considered, details of which willbc made public tomorrow. siorm the entrances at any moment. The program consisted of acts by individuals and teams as follow.-?: Dan RameV. "The Onc-Man Band"; Joseph Earl Little. U-yearold: boy who yodeled; Hadley and Hawkins. ban,jo and guitar; Lee .A\- len. banjo; Prizell and Little, banjo and guitar; Billio Boy Newton, the small .son o'f Mr. and Mrs. Han-y Newton, a menial act; Frozell. Chapman and Gear, playing brtnjo, violin and guitar. accompaniment to which Miss Marjory Holmes tap !danced; Charles Recble. harmonica; the Buchanan girls. Betty and Carol. ll-and-9-ycar-old daughters of Mr. and Mrs.' Jim Buchanan, piano music; Flickenger and Vogel, girls duet: the lola Aces and the Howard Harmony Boys, mens quartets. The show was promoted by Harry Newton, father of Billie Boy who took part in the performance. Every act brought forth rounds of applause, especially some of the numbers presented by juvenile entertainers.. — MOVl| .\CTOR VICTI.'VI OF FLU i Lee TfacV Coll.ipses in .Studio and _ Is Taken to Hospital. Holl,^-wood. Calif,. Jan. 17. (AP) — Lee Ttucy. motion picture actor collapsediat his .stuslio yesterday and • jiliy.siciaiB at. the hospital to which he wa§ taken said he Was suffering from! influenza. ' .: Kansas Day Speaker Accept*. St.! John, Kas.. ;Jan. 17. (AP)— Judge 'Walter A. Ragan, president of the I Kansas Daj\ club today an- nounjcedlie had received word from Governor - John G; 'Winant of New Hampshire, accepting his invitation to mak(3 the principal address at the Kansas Day club banquet at Topeka January 3(5;. "BUY AMERICAN" ON Local Le^on Post Endorses >rove- ment to Revive U. S. Trade East Side Merchants Believe Whole Trade Territory Will Benefit Plans for the establishment in Ida of a new 600-seat motion plc-> ture theater were announced today by E. VanHynlng, who this morning obtained from the xdty a building permit to remodel the Interior of tlie Marr. building, 109 East Madison. • ; The work of converting the building into a theater equipped with the latest RCA "high fidelity" sound mechanism, the first to be installed in this territory, was started at once. The first thing to be done Is to put a new roof _on the building and .worlcmen are engaged hi that task now, under the direction of J. A. Griffith. Plans for remodeling the interior have beeii drawn by Robert Bollar of Kansas City, a well known theater architect. Merchants on the east side of the downtown district said today they had been "after" Mr, VanHyning for four or five years tb make a move similar to the one to which he is now committed. They were imani- mpus in predicting that the venture would prove successful and that it would redoimd to the best business interests of the town. Speaking for the group which had specially interested itself in the project one of them said: To Benefit the Town. "We feel that this expansion of the entertaiimaent district to include the east side of the square will be a good thing for lola. and for residents of the surrounding trade ter- ritoiy. The east side of the square houses those kinds of business patronized especially by farmers and visitors from nearby communities,— , grocei-y stores, hardware and implement stores, drug stores, confection- arics, department, and clothing stores. The location of a theater in! their immediate vicinity will be a convenience to' shopjiers from out of! town and should be a stimulation to; business in general. It will bring a better balance to lola's trading dikrict." As part of th; remodeling work newly cushioned seats 1 will t>e installed in the building as well as .sf)ecial acpusticai equipment on the walls and'ceiling. The decoration. Ml'- VanHjTiing said, will follow recent trends in theater design, stress- |-lng simplicity, comfort, and quiet good taste instead of the lavish and often inharmonious display which has hor.n so frequently observed in movie "palaces" in large cities. "The show's the thing," Mr. VanHyning said, "and the setting should not by its Barishness;41stract the attention of tlic audience." To Retain Present Contracts. . Mr. VanHyning said the new h.duse will exhibit pictures released by those film companies with which he now lias contracts, including Paramount, Fox, RKO, World Wide, United Artists, and Midwest Film Distributors. "The new theater will show only first class pictures," Mr. VanHyning said. - The work of remodeling will pro^ ceed as rapidly as possible and Mr. VanHyning thinks the hew theater will be ready to,open its doors within si.x weeks. WEATHER and ROADS I'dR KANS.\S: ; Sn|>w beffinninp late tonight or ion Wednesday; .somcjwhat wa rmer Wednesday ; and in west; portion tonight. Forclbla and Viftlnity.: Snow bc- (jinhihgi late toniglit or on Wednesday;'somewhat warmer Wednesday. Temperature — Highest yesterday^ C2; lowest last nlglit, 25; normal foi today, 30; excess yesterday, 14; ex-j cess plrice January 1, 193 degrees; (his date last year,:,highest, 51; low«;l.'?P-: . •• Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at ;7 a. m. today, .00; total for this year to date! .00; deficiency since; January 1. .71 inch. Relative,hifmidity:_at 7 a. m. today, 82 per; cent; barometer reduced to sea level, 30.19 inches. Kansas Weather hnd Dirt Roads. ErtHMTla, ;Ottai^'a. Mahhattan, Coffeyville. Salina,.^ Arkans^- City, Wichita, Pittsburg,.' Topeka, cloiidy, roads good. : Evidence that the "Buy American" movement is gaining headway In this community is shown by the following resolution adopted in lola last night: RESOLUTION Inasmuch as the American market has, been flooded with inferior foreign merchandise during the past year; that this merchandise has been made by low paid foreign labor in countries where the currency is depreciated;. and whereas the sale of such foreigrf merchandise has worked a great hardship upon our factories and workers; therefore be it resolved by the Leslie "J. Camp- l)ell Post No. 15 of thC' American Legion, , That we heartily endorse the BUY AMERICAN movement and that furthermore,, as Artiericans. we pledge ourselves, during the coming year, to buy only goods made of American materials by American labor except in those, rare instances where Americans do not produce the article offered. And be it further resolved that we encourage our families and friends to join us' in this movement to,tlic end that American busiiicss be encouraged and American im- emi)loyment lessened. Signed. LESLIE J. CAMPBELL POST, No. 15. Earl Hiipt^r, P. C. Harry Bishop, Adjutant. Harris Bank Robbed. Harris, Kas.. Jan, 17. (AP)— After holding him prisoner at his home for three hours, three men and a woman last night forced Wilbur M. Thomas, a teller, to open the vault of the Peoples State bank here from wluch they took approximately $500 and escaped in a large sedan. Harris is in Anderson coun- tv about 12 miles northwest of Garnett. Head Technocrat Has Flu. New York, Jan. 17. (AP)—Howard Scott, leader of technbcracv, is ill in bed with influen2a. He has cancelled-his public appearances for this week. Col. Andrews Portrays Shakespeare at Topics Humboldt Pioneer New^^i'man Entertains lola Dinneir » Club With Reminiscences of Early Kansas and With Passages pyom "Julius Caesar." Col. J. H. Andrews, "The Old Scout," entertained the .Current Topics club, dining in the B:elley hotel last night, with an hour's discourse on the subject of ^Slupce- speare with a special reference to the characters of Brutus and Cassl- us in Julius Caesar. In introducing Colonel Andrews, Charles F. Scott, president of [the club, made reference to the claim the Humboldt newspaperman has' to being one of the pioneer residents of Allen county and him to reminisce about lola in the early days. Colonel Andrews acceded to Mr- Scott's request and told of leaving his home in Ohio with his parents in 1867. After traveling to Law-I rence, Kas., by rail he said they left Lawrence by Concord coach for Ot- FARMER FOUND Man Living Near Humboldt Called Suicide by Coroner Kerwood The Ijody of John E. Russell, a f4rmer living 2Vs miles south and isii. miles west of Humboldt, was foimd shot to death by a neighbor, Garret Tasche, this morning, a shotgim belonging to Tasche lying nearby. t)r. Ira F. Kerwood, cotm- ty coroner, said it was an "out and out case of suicide." Russell, the father of six children, was said by Efr. Kerwood to have shot himself because of worry over ill health. The farmer had borrowed the shotgun from Tasche at about 8 a. m.. telling him that he wanted It to shoot a quail for his wife whom he said was sick. He departed with the gun. Mrs. Russell J is confined to her home tiecause Of Influenza. At about 9:30, Tasche went to the Russell home to get Mr. Russell and take him to Humboldt for medical treatment which service he had been nerforming for Russell for some time. He did not find liim in the house and the body was discovered in a wood shed, dead.' The shotgun charge had entered the body in the region of the heart, and Dr.' Kerwood' said that death was prolmbly instantaneous. The weapon was a 12-gauBe, double-barrel gun. Only one barrel had'been fired. Relatives said that Russell had been ill for only a short time, but that he had evidently brooded over it to the extent of ending his life. Funeral arrangements were not announced Immediately. " The case was the first for Dr. Kerwood In his catjaclty as coroner, to which position he was elected in November. | The six children and Mrs. Russell survive. The child-en range in age from I'.i to 25 ye^rs. TREATS AT lOLA ON HILLYER U. B. DELEGATES OUT lolan One of Alternates Named to General Conference of Church Wichita, Jan. 17. (AP)—The Rev. Elmer C. King, Wichita, secretary of the Ijoard of teller^ for the Kansas conference of the United Brethren church, announced; today the re.sults of the statewide ijallotlng among the lay membership for delegates to attend the quadrennial general conference of the chiu-ch in Alcron, Ohio, next May. Five ministers and five alternates, and five laj-men and as many alternates were selected from the Kansas conference. JPhe delegates 'from among the ministers.are: The Rev. C. V. Priddle, Wichita: the Rev. E. E. McAf- terty. Lawrence; the Rev. A. L. Deever. Independence; the Rev. W. O. Jones, Winfield; and the Rev. Paul v.: Clark. Topeka. Alternates: The Reverends N. H. Huffman, Russell; C. O. Main, Kansas City, Kas.; S. D. Williams. Kansas City, Kas.; M. L. Roby, Belolt; W. R. Holt,' Cohcordla. Lay delegates: Mrs. J. T; Neagle, Wichita; V. H. MiUer, Kaims City; Kas.; Martin G. Miller, Topeka; J, H. Little, Lacrosse: A. E. Jordan, Bcloit. Lay alternates: Mrs.jThonlas Dltt- mars. Kansas City, Kas.; C. S. Price, Wichita; W. T. Smlthers, Woodston; Eari Knock, lola; W. H. Hoffman. St. George. LOBBY RULES TO STAY PUT Oklahoman Laughed Down 'When He Tells of Red-Headed Woman. Oklahoma <3lty, Jan. 17. (AiP)— Arguing for stricter rules against lobbying^ Representative Richard ClojTd told the Oklahoma house 'a good-looking red-head^ lady whom I'd never seen before came on the floor and cussed me out from A to Z." ; "She didn't influence me any, though," Cloyd finished amid the laughter of his colleagues, who declined to change existing rules. Manager Shows '"They Just Had to Get Married," Appropriately. "They Just HaditoiGet Married" is the title of the show beginning at the lola theater tomorrow. It hasn't been advertised as "the most appropriate show!" of the season, but it might well be—because Murrel Hillyer, manager of the lola, has just returned from his own honeymoon. I Mr. Hillyer and Miss Grace Coy of Marion, Ohio, were married in Topeka Jahuary 9 at the home of Mr. Hillyer's sister, Mrs.'H. W. Kesler. After a short trip, they fettUTied to lola and are now at home In their apartment at 322 South Chestnut. [ 'Very appropriately, they are celebrating the fact that "they Just had to get married" by announcing that they will give wedding treats to all who attend the theater tomorrow night. They express the hope that all who come will Introduce themselves and feel that they are acquainted from then on. tawa, the journey which now requires about an hour but which took them approximately. 11 hours. The next day they arrived hi lola,' and as Colonel Andrews said, "It •was a God-forsaken place. There wasn't a tree or a blade of grass on the townsite, because it was oflly the previous year that the first great grasshopper plague devastated the country." History from then until after the turn of the century, he said, was one contlhuai round of disasters. Hoppers, drouths, and panics followed hi hearti-rendlng succession. The paiilc of '73. he said, was "some" panic. It was during that depression that the stOry of the farmer, asking his creditors not to sell him out, originated according to the speaker. The farmer, he said, wrote to hii banker as follows: "Times Is hard. It do beat hell how hard thnes is." "The farmer got an extension on his mortgage," the Colonel added. Passing to the announced subject tnJatter of his address the speaker noted the remarlis of the Rev. R. D. Snuffer who had spoken before the club previously this season on' the drama, in which he laid the decline of the stage to a dearth of good plays. ; "The decline of thc^tage Is not due to that," Col.| Andrews said. "It Is due to a,decline of the public taste. Thbre Is all the wealth of Shakespeare to present, but the public will not pay for it." , Thei speaker recalled how, as a musician in the orchestra of the famous Coates theater he had wit- (Continiied on Page 6, Col. 1) . CLOTURE IS INVOKED Rule to End Filibuster of Kingrfish Hiuey Long Is Asked Washlripton. Jan. 17. (AP)—The senate wa|s asked today to apply the drastic cloture rule limiting debate on the Glass banking reform bill. Almost islmultaneous to the presentation of the proposal designed to break the filibuster that has held the senate: Immovable for five days. Senator Glass (D.. Va.), took up the fight to wedge his measure through. The cloture petition, signed by more than the necessary 16 senators, was read and immediately 'Vice- i-resideiit Curtis informed the senate that vote would be had'on the debate limitation . at one o'clock Thursday; The cloture petition, aimed primarily at Senator Huey, Long (D.,, La.), was submitted by D_emocratlc leader Robin.son of Arkansas just after the senate overrode President Hoover's veto of the Philippine independence bin and took up again the banking measure. It requires the approval of two- thirds of I the senators voting to limit debate. After the petition was presented Glass began an answer to what he termed "oratorical rubbish and elocutionary misrepresentations" of. opponents. I "The gaillerlcs have been enjoying a (iircus performance rather than a discussioni of a problem that affects the wholej nation," Glass said. Most of; the senators were in their sieats to ihear Glass, thefr chairs turned toward him as they followed what he said. U.S. OFFERS FREEDOM TO PHILLIPINES SENATE OVERRIDES HOOVER VETO OF INDEPENDENCE UP TO THE ISLANDS NOW If They Accept, a Commonwealth Will Result In 13 Years BRITISH! GIRLS ARE RESCUED Society Pilots Taken to Safety from Scene of African Crash. Nairobi, Kenya Colony, Africa, Jan.. 17. (AP)—Joan Page and Aubrey Sale-Barker, British society girls,*who crashed in an airplane In the jimgle forty miles south of Nairobi, were Iwth injured but were brought here safely today. Miss Page, daughter of Sir Arthur Page, chief justice of Burma, suffered a b^roken leg. Miss Sale- Barker sustained head Injuries. A rescue, plane managed to land near the stranded girls, who liecame lost, Saturday on a return flight from Cape Town to London. Miss Page was brought here in the plane while a liiotor car expedition rescued the other girl. 'Ma"Ferguson Inaugurated Chief Of Texas in Absence of Sterling Austin, Tex.,'Jan. 17. (AP)—Mrs. i the wordsj of Chief Justice C. M. Miriam A. Ferguson was inaugurated governor of Texasi today for the secohd time after a lapse of six years. When she served! in 1925-26 she was one of two women Chief executives in the United States, Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming being the other. Now she stands as Cureton, ojf the state supreme coiu^, who administered it. The inaugural took place in the hair of the! house of representatives, where the woman governor was first sworn in in 1925. She had won her way,back to the governorship of Texas after three stringent cam- the nation's only feminine head of I palgns since she first held the of- a state. i flee, having iieen initially defeated In a brief inauguration address, after she took the ancient constitutional oath, affUrolng that she never had "fought a duel with deadly weapons, within this state or out of It, nor have I sent or accepted a challenge to fight a duel with deadly weapons, nor have I acted as sec- for a secohd term in 1927 by Dan Moody, attbmey general in her first administration. The outgjjlng governor, R. S. Sterling, against whom Mrs. Ferguson campaigned unsiiccessfully for chief executive in 1930 and victorioiisly last year, took no part in the indue- ond in carrying a challenge, or aid- ' tion. He remained in his office until ed or advised, or assisted aiiy person thus offending," she asked the hearty cooperation of the legislature during her tenure. She warned that "the burdens of government are falling heavily on the masses," declaring "reduction of taxes must come and come quickly or the gdvermhent will fall and fall quickly." Mrs. Ferguson rested, her left hand upon an ancient,Bible, used by all. her predecessors since Texas became a state held her right hand upraised and repeated the oatb after noon, when he went his way into the stream of - "private citizens." Mrs. Ferguson's husband, ex-Governor James E. Ferguson, was on the rostrum during the: inauguration. This was the first time in Texas's long, spotted political history that a retiring cliief executive did not appear at the induction of his successor. Enmities stirred lietween Sterling and the 'Fergusons two years ago was responsible for Sterling's declination to jtake part in tlie ceremonies. Washhigton, Jan. 17. (AP)—Freedom for the Philipptoes was granted by the congress today, the senate voting to override President Hoover's veto of the Independence bUl. A two-thirds vote was requh^d. The house last Friday voted 374 to 94 to override the veto, more than the margin requhred. The senate vote on rejecting the veto was 66 to 26. The vote was 5 more than the requhwd two-thirds of the 92 members casting ballots. Forty-five Democrats voted with 20 Republicans and the lone Farmer- Lalx>rite, Shlpstead of Minnesota, to override the president's veto and make the bill a law. Free in 13 Years. . Under tiie new law, complete independence for the 34-year-old American possession will be achieved in from ten to thirteen years, provided the Island legislatdre accepts the act within one year f-om today. Failure of the Island legislatm* to accept It—and dispatches from Manila have carried strong-objections to it from that quarter- would start the whole controversy over again, with doubt existing in some capitol quarters that the new Democratic congress will get as satisfactory a bill through perhaps for years. The Democratic platform promised immediate independence. Under the act, the new country would be known as "The Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands." Th^ 26 votes against the bill and in support of the veto were all cast by Republicans except one by Copeland, New York Democrat. After Long Debate. The final .vote came after two and a half "days of debate during which time only one Republican senator— 'Vandenberg of Michigan—arose to defend the president's position that hidependence now was economically unsound and would Invite war. Five Republicans, led by Chairman Bingham of the territories committee and Chairman Borah of foreign ijelatlons, assailed the president's stand and those of his four cabinet officers—Stlmson, Hurley, Hyde and Qhapln, who upheld the president In a quartet of statements la^t Sunday. 'Word of the senate result reached th|! White House immediately after the final vote was cast. Thetidore Joslhi, secretary to th't president, after carrying the news to Mr. Hoover, said there was "no comment" to be made. ! PROPOSED AirrO TAG FEJ^ SHOW REDUCTION Top<eka Jan. 17. (AP)—Herei's what automobile licenses will cost under the schedule pro, posed by Governor LandOn, compared with the present scale of prices. The prices quoted are for 1932 model standard sedans. Automobile Proposed Present Ford (4) • ..$ 3.60 $10.00 Ford (8) .. 4.35 • 10.50 Chevrolet .. 6.60 12.00 Dodge (6) .... .. 5.10 11.00 Dodge (8) .. 11.85 15.50 Buick (8—"60") .16.35 18.50 Rontiac .. 6.60 12.50 Essex (6) .. 6.60 12.50 Cjhrysler (6) .. .. 8.85 13.50 Nash (6) ..... .. 8.85 13.50 Studebaker (6) .. 8.85 14.00 Hudson (8) ... .. 9.60 14.50 Old.smobile (6) .. 8.10 13.00 Plymouth — .. 6.60 12.50 Hupmobfle (6) .. 8.10 13.50 Reo (8) .. 20.10 21.00 DeiSoto (6) .. .; 7.35 13.00 Cadillac (8) .. .. 22.35 23.00 All model T Fords would take a 60-cent license, compared •with an $8 fee under the present schedule. U. S. TO STAND FIRM Roosevelt and Hoovier Both Favor Present Policy fax Orient New York, Jan. 17. (AP)—A united front by President-elect Roose- yelt and President Hoover on the American policy in the Far East was Indicated here today by the Democratic leader. .'" Asked to comment on reports from Washington that Secretary Stlmson lias reaffirmed tlie policy that this nation will not recognize territorial gains made in violation of treaty agreements, Mr. Roosevelt said: "Any statement rela,thig to any particular foreign situation must, of course, come from the secretary of state of the United States. "I am however, wholly willing to make it clear that American foreign poUcles must uphold the sanctity of International treaties. "That is a comer-stone on which all relations between nations must rest," Mr. Roosevelt wrote out this statement' for newspapermen, and it was accepted here as showing complete understaiiding between the outgoing and incoming administrations on the far eastern policies. BANKRUPT COMPANY PAYS ALL Judge Says It Is First Time in lUs Court 100 Cents Has Been Paid. Oreenslx)ro, N. C, Jan. 17. (AP) Four years ago the Roaring River Furniture company in Wilkes county was placed in bankruptcy owing more than $200,000, and creditors thought they would be fortunate to get in cents on the dollar. Today, however, creditors have been; paid 100 cents on the dollar, stockholders are receiving back property worth more than $85,000 with open accounts totalling $25,000, and they have put up just $16,000 to square the deal. Federal Judge Johnson J. Hayes said this was the fh^t Instance.In his court of a bankrupt firm paying In full. The business comeback was accomplished while the plant continued operations, paying out more than 1 million dollars for labor and material. ; Now the factory continues in full operation—a plant that operated at a profit, in effect, of around $200,000 in four years. IP YOU MISS THE REGISTER OAUi 167 OB m _ PRESIDENT ASKS SALES TAXAGAIN Special Message Urges Budget Be Balanced The First Thing Washington, Jan. 17 (AP)—President Hoover, dispatching to Congress his expected special message on budget' balancing, today recommended that sales taxes be adopted Immediately aS the best method of bringing an increase In federal revenues. The president declared "It would seem the essence of good statesmanship" to spread a sales tax generally "at a low rate upon all manufacturers except upon food and the cheaper grades of clothing." Mr. Hoover maintained that by such a tax the government would be able to maintain a stable basis of Income "during the period of depression." "One of the most helpful contributions which the congress and this administration could' give to the next administration," he said, "would be to enable them to start with the federal budget in balance and' the federal finances in order.' The chief executive pointed out also a need for refunding at an early date tlie outstanding lilgh-ln- ^ t)ear':ig liberty hands into bonds, bearing a lower rate of Interest. He added It was essential, also, that a portion of the government's short term borrowing should be converted Into longer term Issues. "A balanced budget," he said, would greatly facilitate such an operation." ' After dlscu.ssing various matters pertaining to pending appropriation measures, the president declared that "no matter; how rigid economies may be. it Is obvious that the budget cannot be balanced wlthout-| a most' substantial In revenues." From, the present progress of appropriation bills through congress, action upon which he criticised, Mh Hoover declared It was indicated that his recommendations as to decreases would not l>e realized by 100 million dollars or more. "Therefore," he added, "it Is more likely that the deficit will amount to from 500 million to 700 million dollars. SIX PAGES. A PERSISTENT OPTIISM Guarded Feeling of Brighter Outlook Continues to Be Noticed in WaU Street Recently New York, Jan. 17. (AP)—Cautious optimism has flickered persistently about Wall Street in the last few weeks. This has been particularly apparent In the advices of several prominent commission houses and financial advisory - services. Opinion is far from uniform, and the wait- and-see attitude still predominates. Commodity prices are still holding around the lowest levels of the century, and the best that can be said for business is that most index flg- lu-es indicate a volume a little above the lows of last July. But bonds have had a rather decided advance since th^ turn of the year, and stocks have been steady to firm. ^ Following are some of the considerations which have Inclined' several analysts toward guarded optimism: 1. The acute phases of the depression seem to have been passed last June. Since then, there has been a gradual building up of Idle funds, awaiting gainful employment. Excess reserves of member banks now total 650 million dollars, a theoretical base for some 6 billion dollars of credit. 2. It is estimated that 10 billion dollars of short term investments are now on hand, waiting the signal of business revival so that they may turn again to more normal and pro- fltabJe use. Much of this money is in the call loan market. In prime government securities. and In the highest grade of commercial paper. It Ls receiving an interest return which ranges from zero to about 2.75 per cent. 3. In recent weeks, a part of this money has found its way Into the bond market. With an absence of new security offerings in any sustained volume, the owners of these funds have begun to tire of lending their money at Uttle or no interest return, and have iiegun to place it in corporate se(iurities. 4. The forces of deflation have lieen lessened. Even though coni- modlty prices;began to wilt in the closing months of 1932, they did little mo^ than wash out gains (Contlimed on Page 6, CoL 6) LANDON CALLS FOR AUJOTAGFEE Special Message to LJegis- lature JGovers Highway Program ON A ^O^CENT BA^E Many of Kansas AutbmJo- biles W6uld Come Un-: der'|3 Tag F^e Topeka, Jafe 17. (AP)—Goverrror Alfred M. Landon, In a special meis- sage submdttfjd to the leglslatiU^ today, outline^ a financial plan for the state high'way department calling for variciiis. departmenfial ecoho- mles, retirement of its 3 million dpl- dar Indebtedness and expehdlturt^jof $2,572,000 fori construction in lIsS and 1934, "The plan, ^hlch Included ^ sh^rp cut in automj^blle license. fees tci a 60-cent minimum, and steps to prevent gasolinfeltax evasion, contemr plated the ralkng of 24 million dollars revenue'' 'tor the blenniuin. Of this, $nj768,000 would be allotted to thfe (County and. township road funds, Wneflt district refuftds and payments, state highway; maintenance, administration costs and miscellaneous j {charges. Under the budget outlintJd $3,660,000; would^lje used to retiid the department's indebtedness as*of December 3i, 1^32, leaving a balance, on a basis of an-- tlclpated revenues of $2,572,(100 \for iiew construction and reconstruct tion during the bjennluni, exhlu^lve of any federal aid fimds which may be received. Expibnditures Hi^h. i [ Governor Lahdon reported 'to the lawmakers that since the presjsnt highway department wa^ created in 1929, its expendlt^ires had aviera^ed approximately :20 mllUoK dollape a year. Including federal aid. j = "With Ihcfeased efficiency j wilhj- in the department," he.saldi "^m with a reduced personnel whlcli would come Wtp that ind-easeid effl-- clency, and decrca.sed costs ofimainp tehance, whlcli we can and should obtain tmder nresent economic conditions. It will- be possible to maintain the state hTghway department and Its presenit system of state highways dming the next two years and to ftilly pay 9ff oiir out[- standlng indebtedness,..;.. .the sum of Rpproxlnsately $2,572^000. i...^ "Our highways must be maintain-, ed. o'TranspOrtation facilities are the arteries of llf^ to our agrloultyni. Industries, commerce and ouij social well-being. But, unless these 'fa duties are ; provided econonilckllj they will be - useless. Efflplencj economy and frugality must pc bu! guide." ; i A 6()-C«nt Minimum. Governor Lahdon submitted a recommend(;d schedule of autoriiop bile license, fees beginning with ^ 6Q-ccnt minimum on motod csars weighing 2,100: pounds ^or Icis find scaling upward 75-cehts fQij each additional JOO pounds. '• He recommended It bo;made effective 1-hls year, and estimated that under the proposed schedule, 267;000 cars* or more thanjlialf of those registered in 1932 would .take a fee under j $3. The present schedule is based ion an $8 minimum for vehicles weigh|- ' ing 2,000 pouiids or less, with- 5p cents added for each additional 100 pounds. TTie saving tb autbmol^lle owners was estimated -by the chief executive at 2 million" dollars an^ nually. ;' • : : - i ' j He also irecbnimended a "proper" increase in th^ registration fees charged ajmmerclal thicks to ;increase revenue ! from • tliis source flrom $942,652 in 1932 to at least kl,- 250,000. COupiled witli this waS a recommendation for more rigid enforcement pf motor cafrler fees hnd taxes collected by the public .service commission to Increase this source of revenue from $142,105 In 1932 to $250,000. \ I Mftch Tax Evasion, j Declaring tliere has "evidently" been mucl? evasion in.; gasoline .'tax paymeht and^mtich "bootlegging'^ to escape payment of the 3-ceht jax. the governor:recommended VprOper legislation; that will irJsure efficient collection Of Hhe tax." '4!^^ith pKt)pcr legislation and: by resultant enforcement," he added, "we can increase the ^revenue fropi this souree 4' least I=. million dollars per yeart This will give us an Income of: approximately $850<j,000 per year from the tais upon motor fuels. In piy opinion, ;lhis is a con- servatlye estimate." ' ' \' I Gdvemoc Landon pointed out that. net gasoline: > tax collections had shrunk from $9,064,823 In 193(i to $7,463,092 In •1932, a decrease; of $1,601,731. in 1930, total refunds amounted 'to $1,780,47^, while:; hi 1832 the tsrx: exemptions totaled $2,963,061. a gain of $1,183,000. | A GRJEK OFJNSULL Former uUlitles Mafrnate A.sks Citizenship In Athens ^ : Athens, Jan. . 17. fAP)-jSatnuel Insull, whos? American passport, recently was iannuiled by theiUrlited States government has applied' for Greek cit^enship., i This slowj process, v however, usually requires three years residence to complete!. Insull has been here since October 9, when'he fled from France tO; Italy just before attempts to arrest ;-h1m in those countries at thei request of the United Stated. 'A Greek court refused on December 28. to order hiS extradltloh to face larceny and embezzlement charges in Chicago in-connection with tlie failure Of his Siuge utility'interests, Meanwhile, authorities have given no indlcatibn of intenfton to interfere witli his continued gtaylhete.!

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