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THE VOLUME XXXVI. No. 71. fiuccessor to The loU Dtily Kegister, The lols Daily Record, ud lola Daily Index.; lOLA, KAS., THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 19, 1933.| The Wfekly Register, Established 1S67 The loU Daily Register, Established. 1887 EIGHT PAGES ALLEN COUNTY OFilCIALS AT OtTAWA MEET A. W. Young Named Vice- President of Southeast Counties OF GREAT BENEFIT All Whb Attended Report New Ideas Which Will • H^lp in Future Allen county was well represented at a meeting .of the Associated iCountles of Southeast Kansas yesterday at Ottawa and came away with the second highelt office the organization affords. A. W. Young, • county engineer, was elected vice- president. ; : CITY JOBLESS PROJECTS TO START MONDAY All-men who are now recelv: ing aid from the Ida welfare : assoclatioti are asked to report at : the city engineer's office in the : city haJl Saturday at 9 a. m. : where they will be registered, : given work orders, and told when : and where to go for work under : the new plan adopted by the city : commissioners last Tiiesday. Major T. P. Limljocker. a spon: sor of the plan whereby men : asking iaid from the welfare as: sociatiori will be given such aid : only after they have contributed ; a like amount of labor on proj: ects offered by the city such as : graveling alleys and marking : streets, at intersections, made : the announcement. He also urg- c ed that every man who reads : this notice {and who intends to : register pass the word on to : other men in similar position : who may not have had an op: portunity to read this issue of : The Register. Work will start next Monday, : January 23. Major Limbocker an: nounced definitely. It therefore Other cbuniy officials from lola who nttenjied the quarterly meeting I : is imperative, he said, that all were an Ithree county commissioners. 1 : men register Saturday so that WUlialin Hess, Joe McKInley, and j : they may know when and where J. Q. Roberts, and Ralph Elarton.': to! go for work, county cU?rk. It was Mr. Roberts' THRIFT WEEK ON FORIOLAB.P.W. Meetihff Tomorrow as One Activity first meeting of such a nature but he agrcedi^with the re.st of the delegation that it wa.s a most worth while gattifring. It was also the first meeting Wiili county officials from other couytii.'s that Mr. Elarton has attended Kince he assumed office. 1 At the me ^tlnc; resolutions favoring a lawi'to permit a I-miU pauper, levy iind k reduction in the visitinc J ccaJ Q\\xh tO Hold Dinner fee of codnty •.supcrintondenls were, adopted. "The organization, compos-. ed of 'commi-ssioners. clerks, and engineers fi-om 17 southeastern Kansas counties, al.so went on record as, under two slogans, '"Make a Will- fairing ^ reduction in all mileage ..^^^^^^ ^.^^j^,, ^^j^ ,Busi- Chaniile Man President iness and Professional women's club Other, officers elected included Yi.'\A in the midst of thrift week,;' a M. Lefevor. N'eo .sho county commls-'p^j-iod which is observed tliroughout r /n ^dffi^rnrc.rrk .Vr "r -:t^'nation by similar women, clubs. I^lnley. lola. was bn the resolution The week started January i 17, the and nominating committee? Mr. Hess ; 227th anniversary of. the birth of wa-s on the program and legislation' Benjamin Franklin, "father of committee. Tlie next meeting of the • mrift." in tHis countrj-. a .ssociation is to be held in Green- ; Observance this year, members wood .county, probably in Eureka.;of fhe club pointed out today, is and it is ;expected that Allen county ; based on a ten -p'oint thrift creed will aeain be represented there. The'^vhich has long been adopted by the date IR some time in Apnl. club. The creed embodies princi- Mr. He.s.';. commenting on ,the,pies which everj- person, as well as Ottawa gathering, voiced the opm- , n^en^bers of the business and pro- ion which ail of the Allen countians j fgsslonal club, might well observe, hold, that meetings of this nature J follows- are of the utmost benefit to county^ Work and earn officials. : "It is necessary for us to 'talk -shop' just a.s it is for business men to, discus-s their business problems with others. For example, at a meeting last year the question of paying crow bounties came up and it was disclosed that great numbers of heads -Were being bootlegged into Kansas from other states. The in- vpsllgatioh which followed that disclosure undoubtedly saved many coimties; including our own, many 2. Make a budget. 3. Record expenditures. 4. Have a bank account. 5. Open life insurance. 6. Own your own home. 7. Make "a will. 8. Invest in state Securities 9. Pay bills promptly. 10. Share with others. The two points of the creed which furnish the slogans for this ' year were decided upon after a nationwide survey showed that only 26.2 dollars w)iich they would otherwise; ^ent of the women had made have paid for bpotlegged crow heads. ]^.iU3 .1agt year and about a third ^ Cost the Problem Now. : -131.3 per cent, had budgeted thei: "Tlie snme principle applies this! jj^^o^gj ^ year. Now our greatest mutual prob- budgeted their That same survey, however, showed a commendable record 'rJV ^''and°in '"^^"^^r^lt^JV^'^^^^^^^^^^ '"the ,ernmen!:. and in these meetings we; The survey showed that: 75.3 per cent of the members owned Ufe in- hear many suggestions toward that end. some of which are practicable. some of which are not. But after i.^^ance: 77.6 had savings accounts; hearing them all we are able to take S39.3. owned or were buying homes; and 55.5; per cent owned securltle.s. Ihe-be.st anirf turn them to our own u.se. Mr. Elartbn echoed Mr. Hess's opinion of the meeting on the part of the county clerks who attended. To emphasize thrift week, the club willmeet at 6:30 p. m. tomorrow in the Portland hotel for a dinner TT , „o »„.i,„.incti,. oh«„t »v,« or, I meeting which will be in charge of . ?hf" r^.nHn; ^'^'^ '^rift commlttec headed by Mrs. ''"••^ P'^f«"^;.™?,,f„\'^ ,"!<^l '"5iJes .sie Bell. The re-searchi commlt- was especially, beneficial for men who hadj but recently assumed the duties of;;clerk. tee, under the chairmanship of Miss Grace Kinney, will also participate In.the program. MRS. PONSLER IS DEAD LIQUOR VIOLATOR IN JAIL Humboldt Man Pleads Guilty to Pos- 1 ses.siion in Humboldt Court I s j Widow of Brick Plant Operator Sue- Fred Hunt of Humboldt:is in tlie | cumbs Yesterday Afternoon; count.v jail today serving • the first; Funeral Tomorrow day of a'r60-day sentence imposed by' Justice j.' S. Lehman in Humboldt j this; morning upon Hunt:s plea Mrs. Mary M. Ponsler, widow of of' L. L. Ponsler for many years prom- guilty to. illegal possession of liquor; inent in lola through his operation and; maintaining a common nui- .of a brick plai>t south of town, died sance. "flie plea was made following!at 3:30 p. m. yesterday In her home his arrest by Humboldt officers. Hal- I at 902 North Washington. She was bert! and Roush. last night when j 71 years old and had lived in Tola they se^i-ched his home and found a quantity of what they called whiskey andJbcer. The .search was made by authiarity contained in; a warrant! obtainecj by office. since 1898. Her husband died several years ago. Miss Daisy Hobart will read the funeral service which is to be held the county .attorney's j in the Sleeper service rooms tomor- • row at 2 • p. m. Burial is to take Louis;Grayson. al.so of Humboldt. I place in Highland cemetery, a colored; man. was also in jail in; Mrs. Ponsler leaves two daughters lola today beginning a 30-day sen- j and two sons. They are: Mrs. tence imposed by Ju.stice Lehman ; Blanche Carter, Leavenworth: Ros- iipon Gray.sons plea of .guilty. to 1 coe Ponsler. Cisco, Texas; Ray petit latceny. ! Ponsler. Mattituck, N. Y.; and Mrs. i: : I Louise Parker. Clifton, Kas, WEATHER and ROADS | The Ppnsler fainlly has been well ! and favorably known in this com- pna KANSAS- Increasinr cloudi- ! '""""y since'before the turn of the «1^htlv u-arme^^^ P^n^Ier's death r-^'ihl- cLdT D ^Ui^'" '"^ a «>"'-^<^ g"-**^^ ^O"- scores rwth'some^t'^LtoJf' and^Allen countl For lola and Vicinity: increasing: /^i ^s. P°"sier was born in Rens- rloudlness tonight: Friday cloudy f'''''''''^- with possibly ^nie rain or snow; no j „r .TH OP inx v nvx-v deoidedi change in temperature. | »EATH OF MRS. IDA E. DE.AN Temperature — Highest,yesterday, , , , „„ , 61- lo^lest last night 36; normal for : ^'"'^er of lote Transfer Man Snctoday.E30: excess yesterday, 18; ex- : <="™^ at Home This MomJnff cess since January 1. 21§-degrees: „ „„ „ ,, , . t^^te last year, highest, 54; low- jn^^a^'^hf tt ^^^l^rS^^^lS t l];^^^t"arU0;tc^sincei"ved-ln lola since 1916. Her death January 1. .29 inch. soccurred at 9:15 a. m. Relative I humidity at 7 a. m. to- i .^o fmher informatioii was avail- davT^ percent: barometer reduced t<^^y P^^ding arrival of; an- ,n<^efl^level •'9 84 inches '^^^^^ ^^^^^ '^hich time funeral sun sets, i^^-^^^ts Will be made. 'iS.S.f Weather and Dirt Roads. ! . ^^^[^^ .fl'" Fojmd. Ott^-a, panlv cloudy, roads good. , ^L ^^^'i^^r,^ ^AP) - mporia .r^ clean roads fair. ^^ad^r Mary Bailey missmg: .on a .^aSiatt-n, Coffeyvllle. clear, i^^g^'. England to Cape Town roadsj gtx)^ Tojieka, clear., roads good. Salina. clear, roads good: Pittsburg, clear, roads gobd. Arl^ainsas City, clear, roafls frozen. Wi6bita, clear, roads tair. was found safe and sound today 15 miles southwest of Tahoua in the colony of Niger, French West Af- riica. IP "YOU MISS THE REQISTEB CALL 197 OR 690. MORTGAGE AID GREATEST NEED INFARM'REUEF Congress in Agreement That Foreclosures Must be Stopped LOOKING TO R. F. C. Billions Spoken of Under Plans Making U. S.Buy Up Mortgages V/ashlngton, Jan. 19. (AP)—The farmer facing the loss of his home because he cannot pay mortgage installments or taxes is one of the chief concerns of congress. The plight of the fanner as told in dispatches from a score of states —principally in the West and South —has given rise to a bumper crop of bills designed to give him help before It Is too late. Whatever may be In store for the "domestic allotment" price boosting bill now temporarily )x>gged down in a morass of senate doubts, there, is no question of a determination among senators , and representatives to act before the present session ends and throw a life line of federal credit into the niral sections. Members of congress view the mortgage problem as the most pressing in the entire Jurige of farm relief needs, more impei-ative even than measures to raise the prices of the products the agriculturist produces from his soil. Billions May Be Used. They talk in terms of billions in proposing plans and contemplate the use of the tremendous borrowing power of the Reconstruction corporation as the reservoir of funds and the agricultural credit corporations as the finger through which the money would be -distributed in loans. Sorne call for outright "moratorium", on mortgage foreclosures. One bill of this t>-pe just- perfected by Senator Hull tD.. Tenn.), contains the assertion that such legislation is.necessarj-; "with'a view to overcoming unprecedented panic condition^ which seriously threatens the destruction'of agriculture." A billion dollars would be placed at the disposal of the Reconstruction corporation under the Hull measure to be used in paying the farmer's mortgage loanJs. to secure the postponement of' foreclosures for two years and to pay his back taxes. The money would be loaned without interest. Senator Harrison (D., Miss.> has a proposal wiiich would direct • the corporation to lend the ovmer of mortgaged property—either urban or farm—enough money to pay the taxes for two years. U. S. To Take Mortgages. A bill offered by Senator George (D.,Ga.), would authorize loans up to 3 billion dollars andj would, have the federal governmenit take over farm mortgages at 50 per cent of their original value provided the mortgagee is willing. The theorj' behind this proposal is that many holders of farm mortgages today would be glad to get half the amount of their loails in' cash. The federal government 'then would hold the mortgage and charge the farmer an easy rate of Interest. Most of the mortgage bills have been Introduced In identical form in both houses. But the spearhead of the movement for mortgage relief at this session will be a bill em- bodj-ing the views of the leading farm organizations. Democratic leaders and presumably President­ elect Roosevelt. It is to be Introduced in the senate and house shortly and work on it begun soon thereafter. • President Hoover, naany congressmen feel, would sign a reasonable mortgage relief bill, but probably would veto the other Democratic farm relief measure—^the domestic allotment jDlan for raising farm prices. Because of the difficulty of overriding a veto, few feel that the allotment plan has a chance of be- toming law before March 4. Nevertheless, the senate agriculture committee, continued a study of it today, ' calling in- a number of the hou.se agriculture committee. Later public hearings are to be held which, sponsors feel, will place a serious obstacle in the path of prompt actiofi. South Celebrates Natal Days of Most Loved Men School Boys Recite Speeches and Old-Timers Recall Anecdotes of General Robert E. Lee, Fahious Leader of a Lost Cause, and Bnemy of War. • AUanta, Jan. 19 (AP)—The South had kind words and hallowed memories today for its most beloved hero —General; Robert Edward Lee, the warrior who hated wars, the Virginian who shunned honors from his country to lead his state in a losing cause. This is the birthday of Marse Robert. And the South came today to pay tribute to his memory. It was he who led a starving army In a hopeless war against the Union, and {it was he who blessed the Union as he ordered his nagged hosts back to theh- homes when the end came. It's jubilee week for celebration of natal days. Edgar Allen Poe whose pen j the South loves as it does the sword of Lee, was bom on this day in 1809. Lee was bom in 1807. Matthew Fountaine Maury, the pathfinder of the seas, was bom this week in 1806, and General Stonewall Jackson was bom January 21, 1824. There were thousands of Lee ex- CAMPAIGN FOR GOOD B.\BIES. Healthy Offspring Wanted Most By Birth Control League. New' York. Jan. 19. (AP)—More babies among people who are fit for parenthood—that was the idea emphasized today as the American Birth Control league opened its annual convention. _ . \ Students on the spread of population had told league leaders that the American population is now limiting itself so that the stress should be changed from "birth restriction" to •-•birth selection." ..Mrs. F, Robertson Jones, president of the league, said: ,. •'The leagpe doesn't want to spread the impression that its whole poUcy is in favor of limiting tl\e population. We want families that should have children to have them, but to make sure they are in a position to bririg healthy childreii Into the world! 1 "We shall 6arry on our birth-control clinics as before, but we are just as much interested' in helping the right sort of persons to have more children when they want them as in helping others to have fewer., We want to correct any impression on the part of the public at large that we are against having healthy children." TAX RELIEF THE FIRST OB JECTIYE Most of Bills Introduced In Topeka Designed to Aid Property Owners Topeka, Jan. 19. (AP)—Proposals designed to bring relief to the hard- pressed farm and home owners of Kansas predominated among the more than 200 bills Introduced thus far at the biennial session of the legislature. Towtird that end the house assessment and taxation committee reported favorably today- the Cow- dent bill providing tor a reassessment of all real estate in Kansas as of March 1 this year. The bill is one of the major taxation proposals before the. legislature and would provide a reassessment which under present statutory provisions would not be made imtil March 1. 1934. It provides for reassessments this year, in 1936 and every fourth jjear thereafter, with provision; however, that boards of county commissioners may by resolution order an assessment of real estate for any even year.. The Kansas statutes now provide for a reassessment every fourth year. The last one w-as made in 1930. Each One Different. The other bills cover almost as many subjects as they are nimier- ous, but the ultimate aim of all of them Is financial relief for the general property taxpayers who carr>' the major portion of the cost of state and local govermnent. Included are numerous proposals for postponement of the tax paying deadlines. (Coupled with many of these are suggestlot^ for reductions in or temporary elimination of penalties for delinquent taxes and len^hening of the period allowed for redemption of property sold at tax sales. One of the most drastic reforms proposed so far calls for the ex^ emptlon from taxation on houses occupied by the owners and thelrj families as their permanent homes.'' One bill specifically proposes that all real estate be reassessed this yehr at 80 per cent of its "true value in money." Redemption Period Lengthened. The 18-month mortgage redemption period would be extended to three and a half yefars tmder one bill, while another would establish a ban against deficiency Judgments in mortgage foreclosm-e proceedings.. Other proposals include a reduction in the legal interest rate from 10 to 6 per, cent; enactment of a state income tax with provision the revenue derived should be used to reduce general property taxes; repeal of the poll tax,' and restriction of franchise in bond elections to real estate taxpayers. House and senate committees are trying to weed out of, the many proposals the bills which will be brought out on the floor for fiu-- ther consideration. erclses today. School boys made little speeches and girls read poems. Platforms were decorated with nation's flaigs ana oi course there were flags with stars and bars—the emblem of a nation that died at birth. The name of Lee still brings a lump to the throat of southerners. The anecdotes of his life were told from a hundred platforms. There was the time at Alexandria, Va., when he-told a merchant—^"I must say i ani»one of those dull creatures who cannot see the good in secession." A few days later he 'wais made commander of the army of 'Virginia Then there was a day at Gettysburg. Lee had sent Pickett charging into the mouthes. of Union musketry and cannon and Pickett's army had been cut to pieces. The star of the Confederacy was setting. Lee, who had sent his men Int^ a hundred charges and watched them cut their way to victory, was in retreat A Yankee—badly wounded—lay In his path. The soldier says he shouted "Hurray for the Union" as Lee came near, The general dismounted and approached the wounded enemy.' thbiight he meant to kell me," I the soldier reported later. "But he looked at me With a sad expression and grasped my hand." "My son," said Marse Robert the wounded man, "I hope you will soon be well," The wounded Yankee wrote "I cried myself to sleep there on the bloody ground." Behind Lee was Gettysburg (and defeat. Ahead was 'Virginia. SENATE JAM BROKEN ONLY BYCONSENT CLOTURE REJECTED BUT FILIBUSTER ENDS ANYWAY VERBAL BATTLE ENSUES WITNESS NOTAJ COMPETENT ONE Mrs. Judd Challenged' as Being Unable to Comprehend Oath Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 19. (AP)-^Counsel for John J. Halloran challenged today the competence of Winnie Ruth Judd as a, witness against the lumberman at his pre- Ihninary hearing oii a charge of being "an accessory to the crime of murder," on grounds she is of un- soimd mind, unable to comprehend the oath and not a voluntary witness. Frank O. Smith of Halloran's coimsel, presented the challenge in a formal motion, admissibility of which was to be argued later in the day. Mrs. Judd, sentenced to be hanged February 17 for murder of 'Agnes Anne Leroi, is the state's principal witness in backing accusations that Halloran aided Mrs. Judd in disposing of the body of Mrs. Leroi. and aided and assisted her in concealing the slaying and in escaping from Phoenix to Los Angeles. Presentation of Smith's motion was made when he again reached an impasse in his cra -vs examination of .Mrs. Judd regarding details of the slajing of Mra. Leroi and Miss Hed\-lg SaraueLson, on the night of October 16, 1931. Only a short time before challenging the witness. Smith had made a dramatic statement to the court withdrawing his previous objections to presence in the court room of her attorneys, asserting "God knows she needs counsel." In his motion Smith asked that all of Mrs, Judd's testimony be stricken from the record. "The witness," the motion cites, "Is not a voluntarj- witness, but appears here imder- duress and process of court, without having previously beeri advised of all her rights. " . . . The witness does not understand the oath she has taken, or the nature of this proceeding, and wholly fails to comprehend her rights and duties as a witness. "The witness is physically and mentally diseased to the extent that she Is phj-slcally and mentally incompetent to testify. "The witness is of unsound mind to the extent that she is not a competent witness." Doctors to Make One More Attempt To Arouse Girl From Year's Sleep Chicago, Jan. 19. (AP)—Medical science is going to make another attempt to awaken Patricia Maguire, 27-year-old Oak Park, lU., girl- asleep no* more than 11 months. If still t asleep on February I 15, which win be the anniversary of ^ the day she was stricken, a blood Utantly for 8,523 hours, transfusion from a person who has The telephone rings constantly. The doorbell buzzes—and there Is a little sign: "Illness, please, solicitors don't disturb," Each moming is a day of new hope for members of the anxious family who have cared for Pat con- recovered from "sleeping sickness will be given on or about that date. To date no signs of returning consciousness have been observed as a result of a transfusion given the pretty brunette last Sunday with blood drawn from the arm of her step-father, Peter Mlley. Acting on the same principle as fi serum or vaccine. It Is hoped that the blood from a former victim of "sleeping sickness," already selected by the doctors, might have the power to^iaid Patricia to combat her Illness. In a Uttle yellow-painted wood house., sandwiched in between similar dwellings, a drama is being,enacted that has drawn medical attention the country oven It is one hoi^ that the. p<»tman never passes by. Dally he leaves bimdles of mail from relatives in Da^as, T^exas, Jollet, Morris, and LaSalle, HI. Stricken without warning, and from no reason that has been determined, Patricia lapsed into im- consciousness on a Sunday moming while preparing fori church. She had complained for several Ra ,ys before of being so "sleepy." ! Last fall, her attendants were gladdened by a sudden restlessness- inarticulate protests when moved. They watched eagerly—the soft- voiced mother, Mrs. Peter 'Miley, whose hair has grayed this, last year, Pat's older sister, Mr^. Gladys Hansen, her step-father, several doctors,, her nurse. But Pat slimibered on. Her breathing heavy, labored, almost a snore. She has added several poimds to her weight of 120 a year ago. She is fed liquids—orange juice;.. eggnog, clear soups—every two hours during the day. Her body is massaged to keep the muscles from wasting away. Thomas and Robinson Tangle; Kingfish Joins Discussion Too 'Washington, Jan. 19. (AP)—Volunteer action succeeded where force failed in the senate today, and the protracted filibuster against the Glass bank bill ga%'e way. By a lone vote, the attempt of the Democratic leadership to Impose cloture-^llmitlng debate sharply—lost out. The count was 58 for to 30 against, meaning defeat as the margin fell short of the required two thirds. There follow-ed *a turbulent scene of exchanges between Robinson, the Democratic floor leader; his foes _and filibuster chieftain—Huey Long of Louisiana; and' another filibuster—Thomas of Oklahoma. Borah Proposal Accepted. Once quiet settled. Senator Borah, (R., Idaho), proposed the unanimous consent agreement to restrict each senator - to speak one hour on the bill and half an hour' on amendments. It went through amid applause. Both parties divided on the cloture vote, many having claimed in advance that they opposed the nlle in principle but were anxious that the senate not be held up to ridicule. Thirty-four Democrats and 24' Rjepubllcans . voted for clotiure.! Twenty Republicans joined nine! Democrats and the one Farmer- Labor senator, Shipstead of Min-i nesota, against it. Most of the Republicans voting against the cloture rule -were west- em independents but 'they were joined by three i "lame duck" leaders. Watson, Smoot and Moses. Senator Couzens (R., Mich.) charged in the senate j-esterday that lame-duck Republicans were "conspiring" to aid the fiUbuster. Capper Votes Against. Senators Capper of Kansas. Dale of Vermont, Davis of Peimsylvania. Hatfield of West Virginia, Kean of New Jersey, Oddie of Nevada,- and Robinson of Indiana, were also among the "regular" Republicans who voted a^lnst the cloture. Tlie row in Democratic ranks was intensified following the vote when Senator Thomas (D., Okla.), and the ^ Democratic leader, Robinson, clashed oyer the effects of the vote, and Senator Long, (D., La.) joined the discussion. Thomas' recalled the slavery is- .sue of the last century and.asserted "today I regret that those on my .?ide are seeking to enslave the people of the country." \ ' Jumpinp to his feet with fire in his eye, the Arkansas senator said the' "Statement just made Is unaccountable and Incomprehensible,— '.Anyone who Imagines that the presenatlon of the union Is Involved in two or three senators combining with those who want to do business and save the union represents a mental process utterly beyond comprehension," Democrats Assail Republicans. Robinson, charged that thfe Republican leadership had "contributed to this effort to make the senate ridiculous In order to embarrass the Incoming administration.^ I want to say to the senator from Oklahoma (Thomas)," he continued, "that the United States sehate ought to show It can do business or take the censure being heaped on it by the citizens of this cbimtry. The question at . this time is whether, when the country is suffering from a depression, the senate can function." ' Every citizen, he continued, "will denotince '• its (the senate's) unfitness and incapacity to do business." As Senator Borah (R., Idaho), rose to offer a unanimous consent agreement that debate be limited. Long Interrupted to take the floor to answer Robinson. I want to say that the senator from Arkansas is not speaking the sentiments of the Democrats of the United States." he said. "The Democrats of the South, the Democrats of Louisiana. He Is not speaking the sentiments of the Democrats of Arkansas." The Robinson Dander Up. Face a raging red, Robinson leaped to his feet and shouted; •'By what authority does the senator from Louisiana assume he Is the spokesman for the DemoCTats of Arkansas or anywhere else?"! By the election retiurns," shot back Long. I There was a' ripple of applause from the galleries,' which : Vice- President Curtis promptly quelled. The election retmns," Robinson retorted, visibly angered, "drove' out of authority the members of the senator's cabinet, as some have designated them—the leaders on that side of the chamber, the senator from Indiana and the senator; from New Hampshire, who Joined' hlni.'^ He referred to Senator Watson of Indiana, the Republican leader, and ifoses of Nefw Hampshire, the president pro tempore, both defeated for reelection In Noveinber. RAIN BELAXS LION HUNT ON RIVER ISLAND. Wolf Island, Mo., Jan. 19. (AP)—Between heavj- rumblings of a thunderstorm and the roaring of two. lioiis, members of Denver M. Wright's lion himtlng party had little sleep last night. Up to last night the two Hons had been fairly passive in their cages, but when the lightning flashed and the thunder crashed across the sandy little island where the • party Is encamped, tlie animals set ua a sl^p-shat- tering hubbub. Meanwhile Wright is firm in his decision not to release the lionsi until..the ^-illow growths, on the Islaijid have dried out. He said there Is danger of the anlmkls taking cold and dj-Ing before he can kill them. If they are released In the rainy weather, • Members of the hunting party are spending their'time shooting at crows on the island. Colorado Kills Enforcement Body. Denver, Jan. 19. (APJ-rGovemor Edwin C. Johnson today abolished the -state law enforcement department by executive order, "in the Interest of economy." STILLMAN MAY FACE LAWYERS Court Must Rule on Motion Asking Financier To Be Questioned New York. Jan. 19, (AP)—Decision on a motion asking the appearance of James A. Stillman for examination before trial in a contemplated libel action growing out of a suit for alienation of affections brought by a one time candidate for mayor of. Montreal against the former Ne^ York banker was pend- •jing in the supreme court in Brooklyn today. K No complaint in either action has been filed in court and the basis of the suits was disclosed only yesterday when attorneys for Luc Rochefort, a French-Canadian, asked for an order permitting him to examins Stillman concerning matters relating to the Ubel suit. Affida-vlts submitted on behalf of the defendant showed that Rochefort accused StUlman bf alienating the affections of Mrs. Marjorie Rochefort, wife of the plaintiff. The sum asked by Rochefort was reported to be 1 million, but this fig- lire could not be confirmed.' The man who once was the husband of the present Mrs. Fowler McCormick, of Chicago, denied in the affidavit that he knew Mrs. Rochefort •was married when their association began last spring, and accused Rochefort not only of knowing of the friendship but of secretly encouraging It and accepting froni his wife "substantial sums of money" which Stillman had given her. The libel action Is based on statements gathered as defense material for use in the alienation action. The affidavit also disclosed that summonses In both actions have been served oh the defendant,' Malcolm Sumner, counsel . for Stillman, opposed yesterday's motion and characterized both suits as a deliberate attempt to intimidate the former banker and extort from him a large ,sum of money in settlement In order to forestall litigation and publicity. Stillman is said to be In Havana. Stillman's divorce suit against the present Mrs, McCormlck dragged through the first four years of the last decade, during which she was upheld by the coiu-ts in her contention that Stillman was the father of a son bom to Florence Leeds, a former show girl, and that he was the farther of her own son, Guy. They later were reconciled, but in 1931 Mrs. Stillman obtained a divorce and married Mccormick, a grandson.of John D. Rockefeller. .Rochefort is a former investment banker of Montreal. ROOSEVELT ATI WASHINGTON TO ATTENP PARLEY President-Elect Arrives^ at 3:15 Today; To Whlt^ House Tomorrow ^ SEEING FOR HIMSELF TURNING TO DOUBLE TAXATION Democrats Look to Special Session After Giving Up Yesterday. Waishlngton, Jan. 19. (AP)—Having definitely discarded plans for new; taxation legislation this session. Democratic house leaders today began considering plans to eliminate double taxation during a •ipecia-l assembly of the new congrtss in April. By imlfying taxes to permit the states to participate in revenue collected by the federal govemment, thereby eliminating various levies on the same products, the Democrats hope to raise additional revenue on the basis of increased consumption' of tobacco, gasoline and other products. Representatives of tobacco and gasoline Interests already have proposed to Democratic members of the ways and means committee that before additional tax legislation is undertaken these proposals be given consideration. They were told, however.. that there was no hope for enactment of such legislation at this session due to the congested situation In congress. PHENOMENON COSTS A BARN Humboldt Stmctnre Consumed by Blaze In Storm Yesterday. A Humboldt man can blame the unusual weather" for the loss of his bam by fire yesterday. According to Albert Horn, Humboldt correspondent for The Register, lightning, which Is decidedly vimusual"" for this time of year, struck the bam on premise? In the Wakefield addition to Humboldt occupied by. a Mr. McAdow, starting a conflagration which consumed the structure. • Although no lightning was visible in lola durihig yesterday's storm, frequent rumblings of thunder were heard, a phenomenon old timers say J«rare. J ,j New Chief Executive Cjbn- f ers with Congressioiial Leaders on Projblem? Washington, Jan. 19. (AP)—I^^dent-elect Roosevelt came to the national capital today to see for himself the piled-lip heap bf vital domestic and International proljlems facing his administration. ' During an overnight stay he} will make an attack on them In a rtimd of conferences. which include a meeting with President Hoover at the White House at H a, m, t<«nor« row. Soon after his arrival at 3:15 Ip. m, today a steady stream of Democratic leaders in congress will call at his hotel suite to outline the legislative sitiiatlon and' lay plans for an extra session which probably will bo called between April lO. and 17, Then on Friday moming h» wlH present himself at the execSitlvo mansion he will occupy after March 4 for a second conference with Mr. Hoover since' the November Elections. The Par Eastern crisis .Involving the clash -between Japan and China seemed to be the subject of first moment. ; Filibuster Coming Up. ; The muddled congressional situation will be explained in de^ to Mr. Roosevelt by his party cKIef- tains, an explanation which iery likely will include a detailed; account of the senate filibuster which has. widened; the breach betiVeen consen-atlve and liberal wings of the Democratic party and tied up Ifegls- latlon for more than a weefc . Democratic! leaders now plan to salvage whatever they can "from their original program for the Short session and shape a new program for the extra session. ; . For the remaining few weeks of this session' the leadership;'wlU thrust their energies behind ^jcon- omy prop-Dsals and attempt tO obtain wide powers for the incomtag president to reorganize the government when he comes in. In view of: the existing legislative jam in congress, their controversial nature, and the; possibility of presidential vetoes the Democrats believe there is Uttle or no chapce for passage of repeal, beer, farm belief and other liiiportant measures on their program before March • 4. Plans for enacting budget-balahclng revenue legislation wei'e dropped yesterday ;o await the jspeclal session, ' - ' . An Infoj-mative Discnssioii. The 'White House conference Is expected by responsible officlsls to ,be largely Informative In nature, with Mr, Hoover supplying; Mr. Roosevelt with his vlewS to supplement the presentation made a few days ago by Secretary Stlmson. Mr. Hoover and the president­ elect are now known to be agreed on the American policy in thfe Par East—the policy of defending the treaties which gtiarantee 'China's integrity. War debts and the proposed world economic conference also are expected-to be touched upon, probably In the hope of finding.^ some means of k^plng an. exchahgfe of \iews on these subjects active until Mr. Roosevelt takes office. •; Regarding! the. economic conference and disarmament-questions Mr. ' Roosevelt has expressed agreement with the Hobver policy In the'main. But forelgng powers have .lliAcd debts discussions so definitely with plans for the economic parley that the experts ;who- are trying How at Geneva to work out a program are in a deadlock. Secretaries Stlmson and Mills will sit In the conference with the president while frofessor Raymond Moley, his ect^omic adviser, pipbab'ly will attend.the Democratic leader. The talk Is; looked ufjon -In official quarters as:serving to forge a link between the two administrations on Intemational questions. DEATH OP amS. MINNIE HEBS Widow of Former Smelter Employe Succumbs in Topeka HospitoL Mrs. Mlrinle Herr died y^rday noon In the S. B. A. hosp'ital In Topeka of heart disease according to word received here today. She had been; at the hospital r'just' a week when" death occurred. , The funeral u-ill be held Sunday at 2 p. m. in the Herr home at 613 North Cottonwood and burial Is to be made ih the family plot in Highland cemetery.,. The name of the minister to officiate ,wa4 nbt .disclosed. The 65-year-old woman was the last of her immediate family. Her husband, (Clarence Herr, died about eleven years ago and hei: only daughter, =Mrs. Juanlta Krannlch died about a year later. She Js survived by her two sisters, Mlsi Jessie Morrison :and Mrs. iJ. Hutchison, both of Gamett. Mrs. Herr was bom Jn Ullnbls and came withjher husband to lola about thirty ye£*s ago at wlilch tltae Mr. Herr was i employed at one of the smelters. I >• Antl-Tmst Probe Ordered. Jefferson City, Jani 19. (AP)—A sweeping tovestigatlon: to determine whether the anti -trust laws have been violated by cement companies bidding for highway department contcBctsj was ordered today hv the senate, i i ; - • ; : i

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