vdlvUME XXXVI; No. 72. Successor to The loU Daily Register, Tli« lola Daily Record, and lola- Daily Index. lOLA, KAS., FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 20. 1933. Tha Weekly B «ci *tsr, Estsbliihed 1887 The loU Daily Refiiter, EiUblUlud 1897 SIX PAGES DRj SUnON TO SPEAk AT CLUB MONDAY NIGHT Kansas City Physician to Tell of Experiences on His Arctic Hunt LADIES NIGHT THEN Meeting to Be Held in the Baj^tist Temple to Accommodate Crowd WHY FOUR PAGES. There will be only four pages in Saturday's • Register. There were only four pages in last Saturday's i Register. There probably will be ; only four pages in next Saturday's | I Register. It is possible there mayi be only four pages in some of the Registers on other days. Subscribers are very naturally asking why. The question is entitled to an -answer, and here it is in a single word: ADVERTISING! In-last Wednesday's Register only 12 i)er cent of the space was used jfor advertising. In the-Kansas City Star for the same date the percentage of advertising to reading matter was 47 per cent. Any newspaper publisher will tell you that in order for a daily newspaper to be Dr. Richard L. Sutton—physician, big gaiTic hunter, and Sportsman— will be:'the speaker at the Current ^ Topics .club-^meeting next Monday : profitable*there-must be, one day with another, at least 40 pdr cent of advertising. , i Probably everybody knows that the night. ;~He will icll about his, recent trip into the Arctic and .wil'l illustrate his 'talk with many reels of motion'picmres taken by himself. Becau->e it is gfnerally conceded jon'y reason it is possible for a daUy that ihU meeting wiii be the high [newspaper to be printed and deliv- point of Uif CuiTont Topics season, arrangoni(>nus have been' made to . make it "iladies night" and those who atieipd will be privileged to bring tjieir wives. ered at the nominal price of 15 cents a week—2 >J cents a day^ less'tljian the price of a postage stamp, is because the revenue from advertising In orcler to accommodate the lars- jpays most of the cost. If The Reg• er number who will attend the din- \nster were deprived of all advertis- dSin ^lor ^i^^hc^a^ni^t'Vl^^nSf -uld have tp charge itssub- And i.n' older to accommodate' the scribers at least $1.50 a week. When still larger nu.mbcr. who will want advertising falls off a publisher has to hea/the address^and see the pic- |but two alternatives. He must either turps, the lecture will be given m the ^j^^ ^ce of subscription or he auditorium of : the church. The; ^ .v. • r main floor of the auditorium will be i^u-st .reduce the size of the paper, reserved for those who attend the ; Every reader of The Register can dinner; J the balcony will be oix;n to see that advertising in both the the public- - (Saturday and Wednesday Registers This!;:^l';!'^Dr''tt^^' third-- -^ut negliglble,-12- to 20 per visit to :Iola iw a Current Toi)ics club : cent when in normal times it would speaker. Both pre\ious times, when :be from 30 to 40 per cent. The pub- he told ;of hi.s big game hunting e.\- i Usher. faced wilh^ the alternatives ,peditio.)s in the tropics, he drew ca-^^^ mentioned, chooses to reduce pacity auaiences and delighted them ,^ . ' , with hlKthrillin? stories, with his t^^e size of the paper rather than to wonderful pictures, and with the increase its price. It is to be noted, forceful and dynamx- manner of his ; however, that in reducing the size of presentation. pgj. ^^j. ^^^^^^ ^^.^ ^ ^^^^ ' lhi.s •time his siorv 'vnil concern ^ . . • ,, the barren wast.;-s of the -Arctic in -iO '^l materially reduce th» amount stead 01 the tangled jungles of th..':of reading matter. All the import- tropics.-but i: will still describe big i ant features of the paper—the As- game hiKitin; adventures and it will sociated Press news, the cartoons undoubtedlv be as interesting as any , „ ,u . i of the ftther.s , and comic strips, all the local news— Sint-ehh'ere 'L-, a limit to those who'are there ju.st as on other days. All can be liceommodatc.d in the dining that i.s mi.ssing is the advertise- room, tiio.se who wish to be certain [p .r -n's - Trip Last Sumnu -r. ^^^'^'^ ^' "Why not give us more --[Dr. • Sutton. praci,ices in Kansas ^ reading matter to take the place of City. His last expedition, Che one ' -Jio advertisements?" A very nat- on v.higii ho will lecture Monday qui>stion. "but really it is a. good night, was undertaken larit summer , . ^„ T , .as a birthdav present for his daugh- I '"^"'^ "•'^'^'"S an automobile deal- tcr, KlKs Emmy 'Lou Sutton, whojpr why ho doesn't put a Cadillac left h.cr studies at Ih.c University of HELVERING TO QUIT HIGHWAY POST APRIL 1 Democratic 'Chief ^ Beats Senate by Resigning Before Being Fired G, 0. P. INTO CONTROL After April 1 Director and Three Commissioners Will Be Named I motor in a Ford car. It costs money Topeka, Jan. 20. (AP)—Guy T. Helverlng, Democratic state chairman, announced today he would resign his position as director of the state highway department, but that he would not stPD aside before next April 1. Commenting on a' senate roads and highways 'committee bill designed to give Governor Alfred M. Landon the power to control appointment of a new director, Hel verlng said In a statement he had informed ah administration representative "that i I expect to turn this department over to Governor Landon just as the Republicans^turned it over to Governor Woodring." "As Governor Landon will have the responsibility of the highw-alv department April 1." Director Helvering added, "it is only fair- that he should have the right to appoint a director who would be directly responsible to him." Not Immediately, However, Elaborating on his statement, the director announced, definitely he would resign, and added, "But not before April 1." ' Helverlng was appointed director by the highway commission early in the administration of former Governor Harry H. Woodring, Democratic chief executive who retired recently after a two-year term. The bill introduced bjj the Republican controlled senate roads and highways committee would provide for appointment of the director by the highwaycommission on recommendation by the governor. All six of the present members of the commission are Democrats, but terms of three of them expire next April ,1 when ; Governor Landon would be able to name three Republican commissioners. Director Helvering's statement: "The senate committee on highway's yesterday introduced a bill to appoint the director of highways. The present law provides' for the appointmrnt of three • com.mlssion- ers April first of each year, and by aj majority vote of the commissioners a director is: appointed. This creates, a situation which would make Silver Lining Peeps Out From Behind Farm Cloud Debtors-in Agricultural Section of Middle-West See Some Hope in Varied Efforts By Congress and State Governments to Ease Mortgage Crisis. Des Moines. la., Jan. 20. (AP)— Mortgage biu-dened farmers of the midwest professed today to see a ray of hope of agricultural relief in congress and the state-'legislatures; The latest cause for hope was the proclamation of Democratic Governor Herring of Iowa, calling upon holders of realty and personal mort" gages to cease foreclosure proceedings. The governor proposed that the moratorium be effective until the Iowa legislature had time to adopt remedial'measures, In Kansas, Missouri,' Nebraska and Minnesota bills designed to relieve mortgagees are pending. > A mortgage relief bill was the special order of business In the Wisconsin house today. And In the nation's capital. Chairman Sumners of the house Judiciary cominittee said he was certain that legislation' to reform the bankruptcy laws woUld be reported to the house. Beset bj^ taxes they felt exorbitant in the face of declining revenue, farmers have heen fighting their ca'use with increasing vigor. . One of the first demonstrations in ^uHiilr^ M ""^;„l':^ ".Z ^'° -^^^ register could hire ILi!!^'^ J-.!^f ont^^ ad.nin. The huivt ihc-n wa.s by st.-amor Cut who woud pay the printers? — rather "tluui by .safari as were iiis , The truth is that daily newspa- previou.r, c>;;)ediiions. T!icir ship pors in all the .smaller towns are carried-Ihom into tho .Arctic circle : f^^^^ them.sclves obliged to resort and their principal quan-\- was the , . ° . , i :big game that inhabits the frigid to the mcst dra.stic economies in or-; cessful in the camnaign should waters of tiie extreme high latitudes, dcr to maintain a daily edition at i have control of the highway depart- polar-all. In one Kansas town the daily j^"'l ^" '^u™ ''^ "SPO"^''''^ fo'' ...I,- V, J- -1 • f 1 the proper administration of the de- paper, which ordinarily is four pages j p^^t^^^^ I tl ,l3 p „3i ^j„„ years ago at the time the Demo- istratlon to retain control of the largest department in the state during the greater part of the .succeeding administration. To Victor Belong the Spoils. •My contention has always been i that the administration that is suc- Specimens of .sral. walrus', bear, and virtuallv every other ani- rtainod' °' 's^P"Wlsh- Althbugh the .scenes which will be ins t-^'^e each *eek a "tabloid" edi- shpwn on Dr. Syttons screen wefe tion.—four pages of four columns filmed in the summer, the only each. The Register hopes it will not time in: which such an expedition:^^^^^^-^ ^j^^^ extremity. It could be .succey.siuUy carried out. : ' , they show the hunters garbed in the ."^'^y be necessary (we hope for only heaviest; of clothing, necessitated by;a short timet to issue but a four- the cold temiwrr-iurcs which prevail'page eight-column paper, once in the -Arctic ocea'n even during the summer. twice a week. Our readers may be The dinner will be served at e:15 i^^sured. however, that just as soon p. m.. and the lecture will probably >s business picks up and merchants start slibrtly before 7. ' feel justified in advertising every ^ >day instead of only one or two days, the old standard will be resumed. Pioneer: WomaA of .'\nen County, Died it Home of Son in Oregon KNOWtTOX FUNERAL SINDAY DEMAND FOR FARMS UP The body, of Mrs. Charles • L , , , . KnowUdn. whose death at Portland.' _ tr.-. r ...ji „ T«ir„ „» c _^i, ore., the first of the week alreadv;Dr- Kent Dudley TeUs of Men Seek- has been reported, arrived in lola, mgS^unty of Fo<>d and Shelter at noon today accompanied by Frank Offered Only, by Farms . Knowltdn. son of the deceased. It : ^. T ^„rft„„ is announced that the funeral will' D^. Kent Dudley, whose profes- bc held; at Geneva on Sunday at 2 i sional work is very largely among p. m.. the Rev. R. p. Snuffer offic-j farmers, reports that there is a iatinc. Burial is to be made in the i qyjte unusual demand for farms '^M^K^wlton lived in Geneva''^'^'o rent. There from her childhood until after the; is also, he says, a demand on the death of her late husband when she j part of farm owners for tenants removed to^ Oregon- to be with her | .^^ho are good farmers and depend- children. The Knowlton family was; -.. one of Che most honored of the pio- ^""V neers of Allen countv and the death i "Men seem to have learned that of Mrs.:Knowlton has broug.ht gc 'the most important thing, after all, uine .sdrrow to a wide circle' of i is to be assured of a living," Dr. friends.; Dudley remarked, "and the farmer Born In Ohio. .Mrs. Knowlton was i's more assured of that than ahy- 79 yoar.s'old when .she died Her body else. The farmer who is not son is the onlv survivor. in debt is in better shape than any; i body else I know of who.has to make Sena,-tc Adjourns I'ntll Mondav. his living as he goes along. He may Topeka.' Jan 20 i APi — AfKT a not have much money in his pocket, brief morhinvr session today, the but iie always has a roof over his .senate adjourned until Monday ni head and something to eat. Even 4 p. m. the farmer \<-ho Is In debt is better :.: -.—: off than a lot of other people.—the WFATHER and R04n^ for, example. If a mer- ». . J . out of business right now with no FORiK.^N.sAs-Mostly cloudy to- • ^j^,,^^^ ^^^^.^^ 1^^^^ niirlit .and Saturday: not much ' crats came into power, believing then as I do now that this important department.should be under the control of the administration in power. "I never believe in asking more than l' am willing to concede and have already informed a represent- ativei of the present administration that il expect to turn this department over to Governor Landon just the same as the Republicans turned it ove^ to Governor Woodring. As Governor Lkhdon will have the responsibility of the highway department from April first it is only fair that he should have the right to appoint a director who would be directly responsible to him." WORK ON 54 TO START SHORTLY lolans Receive Assiirance Fi-om State Officials Project Will Go Assurance that the road job on U. S. 54 between lola and the river WILL be started this winter and that the contract will probably be let in about a month was received by lolans who interviewed the state highway commission in Topeka yesterday. City, Commissioners Harmon Ho- bart.and'C. L. Hoyt, City Attorney Fred Apt. and Angelo Scott, chaU-- man of the Allen Coimty federal relief committee,.made the trip., They called on State Highway Director Guy Helvering and had no difficulty in quickly straightening out the last right-of-way question that remained between the state and the city. The only agreement remaining to be settled before the- right-of-way can be certified to the federal auth-. orities as "clear" Involves the lowering of some gas mains by the Union Gas corpora:tlon of • Independence. The Topeka right-of-way engineer expressed the opinion that this would be settled-within a week. Then the contract can be advertised and let within three weeks of the- time first advertised. It is estimated that approximately $25,000 will be spent on the job. It is not known yet Just how much of that win be for labor or how- much of the labor will be under the , Iowa was that against a state law compelling testing of cattle for tuberculosis. In 1930 they resisted testing attempts and the Iowa national guard troopis were sent into several counties to guard veterinarians conducting the tests. Then came the "midwest farm strike,"—the first direct protest agtOnst low farm prices. The pinch of the mortgage was beginning to be felt, and the movement spread through the medium of the fanners holiday association into the Dakotas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma and other midwest states. Farm produce was held from market. Outbreaks of violence followed, but movement gradually slowed. But the holiday association continued its j work, as the mortgage situation became more acute. "Councils of defense" were organized in many coimties to seek agreements between creditor and debtor. And as mortgage foreclosures continued, foixe again was used. An attorney, seeking to purchase a farm at less than the mortgage .for his Insurance company was threatened with lynching in one Iowa community. In two cases,: one in Wisconsin and the other In Iowa, officers were forced from farms at the point/ of gims when they sougnt to serve notices of foreclosure or a writ of attachment. As' the situation became increasingly critical, legislatures convening this month promised that measures for some form of relief would be given precedence, together with bills for drastic tax reductions. The proclamation by Iowa Governor Herring came as an immediate palliative, until the Ifegislatm-e can act: Previously State Banking Superintendent L. A. Andrews ordered all Iowa state closed banks to cancel foreclosm-e sales, the order to tie effective until prices are deemed sufficient to assure fair bids upon property held. Bills introduced in the Kansas legislature, as yet unacted upon, would extend to three and a ihalf years the 18 month mortgage redemption period; another would ban deficiency judgments in mortgage foreclosure proceedings; and a third would exempt from taxation houses occupied by the owners. and their families as permanent homes. - The Missouri legislature has for consideration a bill providing that a mortgage would be automatically considered . paid in full when it is twught in by the owner or holder of .the mortgage. DOCILE LIONS REFUSE TO LEAVE THE SAFARI When Denver Wright, St. Louis Big Game Hunter,. Frees Animals. They Romp Instead of Roar control of the local federal relief J annlm''- " ^ ' ^olf Island. Mo., Jan. 20 (APi- . Those-'who went to Topeka yes-j fj^y^"'^. ^ V.L^f il^l ""JI" terday were, accompanied by A. R.[''^^'^.''l\'!'-.^l±i' Enfield. W. R. McKlm, and W. W. Fees who attended to other business -R-hile there. LAD SENT TO STATE SCHOOL Theft of Jewelry Admitted by W. L. iVUnard Before Probate Judge W. L. Minard, 14, was sent to the state institution for boys in Topeka today by Probate Judge Travis Morse upon his plea of guilty to state charges of petit larceny growing out of his alleged theft of jewelry and other articles from the household of E. W. Arnold oh South Washington last 'Thursday. The length of sentence wiill be determined later. Minard previously | had given his age as 11.'/; but latei] stated he will be 15 in. February. ENGLISH FINANCIER TO WED. change in temperature. Temnerature—Hurhest yesterday i:take his business back. If a farmer can't pay his debt his creditor can 60: Ibw-est la.st night 34: nor.nal iov ^'J "l^^"^Trl^v n™;v todav 30;,.rxce.ss yesterday 17; ex- P/°P<^fij,,™ recs'since Januan- 1st. 232 degrees; : l.^n! 'TfoH^ ^» this date last vcar-hiehe.s: 58? lew-18 months dunng which he ' " . " - remains in possession of his prop- -''^recipitation for the 24 hnu-s ^">' to stage a endinc at 7 a. m. today. .00: tola! come-back. for this rear to date. 1.10: excess , Th^.' '^'^''K^ 1°' °^ ^« sin-e Jnnuni^.- Jst .24 inches.. ' beginmng to^ realize now who never Relative humiditv al 7 a. m todav : thought of it before. My judgment 70 per cent; barometer reduced to "s that as one result ^of this depres-- se-i level. 30 04 inches. sionthe business of farming will Sim:rises 7:35 a. m: sets 5:31 p. i stand a lot higher in popular estimation than It ever has done before, because people will, have-been taught that what a family needs more than anything else is security,—and the farm affords more certain security than any other line of business." m. Kansas Weather and Dirt Roads. Manhattan. Emporia. Ottawa. -Cofife>h'ille. Pittsburg. Topeka; Arkansas City, Wichita, cloudy, roads Montamic Norman, iGovemor Bank of England, to >liiry Divorcee. London. Jan. 20. (APi—Montague Norman, governor of the Bank of England will marry Mrs. Prlscllla CeqlUa Maria Worslhorne, it was learned today. Now 61 years old Mr. Norman generally had beer considered a confirmed bachelor. His bride-to-be is 33 years old. Disclosure of. the plans in a notice filed in the.London Register,office gave the financial district a surprise. Mrs. Worsthomc was formerly the wife of Alexander Louis Wzand- Koch Worsthome. 1 CIVIL CASES COMING UP District Judge Forrest to Begin Hearings on Actions Listed in Assignment Public Today A busy two weeks is ahead of District Judge Frank R. Forrest beginning next Tuesday when he-will hear the first of a series of civil ac- .tions listed on an assignment announced today. The assignment follows; Tuesday, January 24. J. R. Thomas v. M. A. Schlick; lola Bldg.. & Loan Ass'n., v. A. E. Barker: lola Bldg. & Loan Ass'h., v. R. E. Keele; In Re; MUdred State Bank. v. B. A. Hayhes; Louis Schriner, v. W. J. Alger; T. H. McLaughlin, v. J.: L. Smith; Marie Alexander, V. Margaret Berry. Wednesday, January 25. Frank Harris, v. M. B-. Allen; H. S. Albaugh, v. Geo. Thume; E. H. Leltzbac^. v. C. E. Buchannon; Allen Cotmti' State Sank, v. Alma Peari BUlbe; Elizabeth Berry, v. Dillard Berry:- E. E. Marrs, v. Herbert D. Henderson. Thursday, January 26. •Willis Norton Co., v. Walter Wilson; lola Milling Co., v. W. F. Japhet; In Re: Change of name of Elmer James Batch; A. H; Fearing, v. Wayne Archer. Friday, January 27. Thane Holcomb, fused to leave his camp on Hog Island in the Mississippi River near jhere, when he opened the door of their ; cage today preparatory to staging a synthetic lion hunt. Wright himself released the lions from a position he had taken atop th^ cage. He said he planned to stage the hunt tomorrow or Sunday. Before releasing the animals Wright inspected all the firearms in the, party to make sure they iwere not loaded. "No one, is going to shoot them but me or my son," Wright explained, remembering his first attiempt to stage a hunt when the lions;were shot by interlopers. After having members of the'ipar- ty sign a document releasing Wxight from liability In the event the-Jlons should cause death or injury to members of the expedition, Wright climbed atop the cage, outside • the barbed wire barricade erected .for protection of the "safari" and opened the gate. One of the lions darted from the cage, ran a few steps to the front, then turned: sharply . and dashed through a barbed wire fence bordering a runway supposed to direct the animals away from the camp. The other lion walked languidly out of the cage, • then caught the spirit of his more energetic companion and followed him through the fence, which members of the expedition had been assured was lion-proof. This caused slight apprehension within the barricade and the hunters wondered whether they were Lsafe, as the . barricade ; consisted of V. O. .A. Heln leln; Sue E. Sawj-er, v.. W. M. Saw- ithe same type of fence as the run- yer; Citizens State Bank, V. W. C. way. Shaffer; Farmers State Bank, v. National Fire Iris, Co. Saturday, Jannary 28. W. J, Dugan, V. W. H. Puhrman. Monday, Jannary 30. Mrs. C. Mundon, v. B. F. Churchill; Minnie DeBrier, v. Dora (Continued on Page 6, Col. 2) ITNEMPtO'reD MUST REPORT AT CITY HALL. -AirmaU PUdt Killed. Marietta, Ga.. JanJ 20 (AP)—Glen T. Fields, flying thd air mail, from St. Louis and Chicago to Atlanta, was killed today when his plane crashed into Little Kennesaw mountain near here. Ex-Mayor of Goodland Dies. Colorado Springs, \ Coloi, Jan. 20. (AP)—James B. Penn, TJ.', the first mayor of Goodlandi Kas., is dead here. - , • ' Welfare association oflttclals today wished to remind again the men who are receiving aid froni the association and who want to work on the city graveling project which is to be started Monday that thiey must report at the city engineer's office in the city hall tombrrow at 9 a. m. for registration. , At that time they will be listed and theri told when and where to report for work, and* unless they are there at .that time they will be uninformed as to those things until after it is too late. But their fears were unfounded. The more lethargic of the lions.sat down on his haimches, protruded his tongue and yawned prodigiously. The other gamboled about him roaring, dabbing at the lazy one with his huge paw and trotting away to rub his tawny back against a tree. Neither of the animals showed the slightest intention of running away so the hunt might begin. The lazy lion eyed the members of the hunt- iing party owlishly, but with ho ap- i parent viciousness. The other soon I tired of his gambols and sat down I but after a few minutes arose an^ 1 began to play again. Measures were discussed to make ; them go away, but no definite, plan jwas adopted. ! Fort Scott Farmer Killed. Fort Scott, Kas., Jan. 20. (AP)— James J. Shelton, 43. a farmer, was pierced throngh the heart and killed today by a tine of a hay carrier used to transport hay from a wagon to a lott. CHIEFS AGREE TOTALKDEBTS WITH ENGLAND Hoover and Roosevelt Decide to Ask Negotiations Early in March WORLDPROBLEM TOO Conference Will Not Be Limited to Discussion Of Debt Only Washington, Jan. 20. (AP)—President Hoover and President-elect Roosevelt, in' today's 'White House conference, agreed upon a discussion of war debts with representatives of Great Britahi to take place early in March after the change of administrations. In a statement issued at the 'White House following the hour and a half meeting in the Red room, it was said the official talks with preat Britain would include also the economic problems of the world and "ways and means for improviiig the world situation." Secretary Stimson was Instructed immediately to initiate negotiations with Great Britain arranging for the projected conference. Mr. Roosevelt made no statement when the 'White House session was over, but let it be known that he planned to do so after leaving the city In mid-afternoon for the trip to Muscle Shoals; Advisors Present. The White House statement follows in full: "The conference between the president and the president-elect this morning was attended by Secretaries Stimson and Mills and Messrs. Norman Davis and Moley. "The discussions were devoted mainly to a canvass of the foreign situation and. the following statement covering the procedure to be followed was agreed upon: "The British government has asked for a discussion of the debts. "The Incoming administration will be glad to receive their representative early in March for this purpose. "It is. of course, necessary to discuss at the same time the world economic problems in which th^ United States and Great Britain are mutually interested, and therefore that representatives should also be sent to discuss ways and means for Im^proving the World situation., Up to Stimson Now, "It was, settled that these arrangements will be taken up'by the secretary of state with the British government;" In diplomatic quarters, note was taken immediately that the statement referred to Great Britain; alone. At the very time It was is-i sued, blasts against the French default on payment of Its December 15 debt installment to this coimtry >-ere being soiinded In the senate. • Senator Robinson (R.. Ind.) had .set it off with a scathing speech, in which he ternled France a "thorough ingrate."! He was joined by senators prominent in both parties. The White House statement was renewed in detail by the president. Stimson. and Mills in the executive offices before it was given oiit by one of the chief executive's secretaries. Great Britain met its December 15 installment, thereby causing a favorable reaction here. Prior to doing so. however; the British emphasized in strong language that the. payment was considered there the last to be' made under existing arrangements. Back to Hotel. The 'White House conference lasted an hour and a half, after which the president-elect returned to. his hotel for conferences with Senator McNary (R., Ore.), Harvey Couch, a member of the Reconstruction corporation board, and Senator Thomas Walsh of Montana, who has been mentioned for attorney general in the next - cabhiet. As Mr. Roosevelt rode out of the White House grounds at the southwest entrance he was cheered by about 300 persons. He waved his hat. Tlie president, who had left the Red room just ahead of the president-elect, went, directly to his desk in the executive ; of flees. HOUSE PARSES BILL TO REASSESS PROPERTY Topeka, Jan. 20. (AP)—The house passed today the Cowden biU providing for reassessment of all'real estate In Kansas as of March 1, 1933. The vote was 100 to 1. The bill goes to the i senate. The measure also provides for assessments as of March 1, 1935 and 1937, and every fourth year thereafter" but would authorize boards of county commissioners to order an assessment In any- odd year. Statutes now provide for real property assessments for taxation purposes every four years. The last one was made in 1930, Supporters of the Cowden bill In debate yesterday said values of farms and other real property had slumped considerably shice the last assessment. The only negative vote was cast by Representative Bauer (D) of Hodgeman. JAPS MOBILIZE CONSCRIPTS FOR DRIVE ON JEHOL Manpower in Manchuria To Be Hiked 50% in Few Months • READY;FOR BIG PU^H PROPOSED UW MAYHURT lOLA Lehigh Official Voices Opposition to Use of Road Fund by State "Jobs at our plant will be fewer and business In this community will shrink unless legislators vote down all new-proposals to use state highway money for general state expenses." This prediction was made today by C. A. Swlggett, superintendent of the Lehigh Portland cement company here. "Millions of dollars will be lost to payrolls in this state 'f diversion proposals now before th legislature carry," Mr. Swlggett dL -::-ired. "Of every dollar so mlsuset: 90 cents will be s'ubtracted fron-, the pay checks of workmen, who --nnefit In wages and salaries to ti...^ extent when road money is spent on roads, "Not only will men doing actual highway building suffer, but also those employed in allied Industries, such as stone and gravel producers, cement mills and ' road machinery and equipment factories. Workers in this community will be especially hard hit, as, a large portion of the cement produced here is normally used in road construction. "With our plant payroll cut, work- pmen will have less to spiend with the ^^er, the butcher, the shoe dealer and the dry goods man. These merchants will have to cut their purchases from wholesalers and manufacturers. Ti. ; r.'Jrtation needs will be less; busiiic. .1 along the line will suffer, . Beti.;r times will be shoved still farther into the future. "Road building has been one of .the largest emploj-ers of labor in this state, 'during the past few years. The money so spent has been far more than returned In lower vehicle operating costs and In reduced maintenance charges. Road building, in addition to being self- arnortizing land economically sound has been recognized as affording best opportunities for increasing jobs. "Some have thoughtlessly a.ssailed federal aid for highways, forgetting that motorists pay federal gas taxes and excise taxes on automotive equipment many millioiis in excess of federal highway aid in the larg- y^^""- '^s^It met with opposition at Chlu- "With jobs as badly needed as they are right now," Mr. Swlggett concluded, "there could be nothing more illogical than to cripple road building, thereby throwing more thousands of men out- of work." FUNERAL OF BIRS. IDA DEAN. Mother of lola Transfer Man to Be Buried in Hnmboldt' Cemetery. DEATH OVERTAKES FINANCIER. i . . Independence Man Dies at Yates Center En Route Home. Independence, Kas., Jan. 20. (AP) —Returning home from Topeka after obtaining a charter for a new automobile finance company. Walter K. Linscott Sr.; 60, was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage and died at 'X'ates Center last night. He had lived hei-e the past six years. He was a former Exeter college football player and was the united States consular agent at the port of Mexico for several years.; The funeral will be here tomorrow and the body will be taken to his former home at Holton for Masonic burial services Saturday afternoon. Linscott's widow and a daughter, Dorothy, were with him on the trip. ARMY TEST PILOT IS KILLED Motor in Llent. Woodring's Experimental Ship Explodes in Air. Dayton, O., Jan. 20. (AP)—Lieut. I. A. Woodring, Wright field, test nier, was killed instantly today, when the engine of an experimental observation plane exploded at an altitude of 2000 feet. Lieutenant Woodring in 1930-received congressional recognition when he brought Japanese) tireaty documents to Washington from the west coast, through imfavorable weather, in record time. • Funeral services for Mrs. Ida M. Dean, Mother of A. B. Dean, lola transfer man, will be held at her home, 224 North Chestnut, tomorrow at 2 p. m. Mrs. Dean died yesterday at the age of 71 years. The Rev. W. P. Wharton, pastor of the First Methodist church, will conduct the , service, following which burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery at Humboldt. Mrs. Dean was a native of Ohio, ^lut she had lived In lola since- 1916. She leaves only her daughter, Mrs. Geo*gc E. Wills, with -whom she has been Uvlng, and her three sons, A. B. Dean, lola; D. E. Dean, who lives In Missouri; and Sejinour Dean, Seminole, Okla. The office of the Dean Transfer company will be closed al! Saturday afternoon, Mrs. A. B. Dean .said today. Nipponese Forces Coin- bine at Border fot March to Capital Tokyo. Jan. 20. (AP)—The arjny has decided to dispatch a majority of that portion of: the 1933 conscripts, plus auxiliaries, composing General Nobuyoshi Mutp's comr mand, to Manchuria Immediately. Throughout Japan rookies began Reporting to army stations today. ' At the same time, 1931 conscripts and veterans in the Maiichurian forces will remain in service, a war office spokesman said, despite the expiration of the two-year conscript terms. • - ; ; Competent military opinion was that by thi$ means, although the number of Japanese units In Manchuria will be unchanged, the man power in the next few months ^rVl be enlarged 50 per cent. A third' 9f, these, It was said, will be raw; te- crults. It was suggested, however, that the rookies Shortly would be available for gacrlsons In quiet sectors, releasing the veterans for real fighting. Present Strength at 40,000. The present command of General Muto, Japan's supreme military chief in Malnchuria, was • estimated at 40,000 soldiers. .t " ; Dispersing of Chinese bands jon the southesistem border' of Jehol was reported completed ; today ;a3 three Japstnese forces joined together for the big push into that Chinese province. A war office spokesman said the Japanese army intends to occupy Jehol, the northern gateway to. the ancient capital of Peiplng, before summer. Similar preliminary movements, however, may be expected to continue for some weeks, it was s^d. Earlier arjnotmced military plans called for inauguration, of the move- , ment before the spring thaws «et in, making! the roads boggy, but there,were no previous IndicatlcJns that the Japanese expected to complete the occupation so gulckly.' General Kunlakl Kolso, chief of staff of the Japanese Manchifffen army, foresaw a long campaign and predicted It ;wotild take two or th^ years and 80.000 Japanese soldiers to suppress ^"banditry" In Jehol,: Bombers Clear Way, AiHJlanes flew ahead of the three- Japanese forces which converged ^day at Chlnhsl, the newly dlsclo ^d concentration point. .The land forces, mostly cavalry, were fromShanhal- kwan. the Chinese city which w:as occupied January 3, and Llenshin and Chlnchow, Manchurlan railroad centers about 75 and 100 miles northeast of Shanhaikwan respectively. ; ' i ' A cavalry regiment from Chin- chow and ' infantry detachmerits from Lienshan moved westward to the border tb join a cavalry brigade which "mopped up" the border in-; a northward advance from Shanhai kwan. menkow, where it .left the Great Wall of China, and at Yunganpsio. both of which were occupied l ££st week. Japanese bombing planes attacked those towns to clear the way for the cavalry. Native ManchiulAn troops, stationed at both points ds garrisons, were holding those towhs today. • ^ STOR.M TAKES NEVADA TOLL. Trapper and Fler Missing As BUt- zard Strikes Mountains. ENGLISH "TEX GUINAN" DIES Night Club Queen of London Leaves Fortune from IJurilness. London, Jan. 20. (AP'-i Mrs. Kate Meyrick, London's • pectacular "night club queen," inolher-ln-law of two peers, died last n:; lit, a victim of influenza. Dcatii came at the home of the young Earl of Kinnoull, one of the two peers who married Mrs. Meyrick's \ daughters after, she became wealthy in the night club business. The, other son- in-law is the Lord De Cllljord. Mrs. Meyrick was a frequent inmate of prisons, mostly on charges of selling Uquor in prohibited hours in her night resorts. Once she was sentenced to 15 months at hard labor for bribery and conspiracy. After her last prosecutiem in May, 1931, she promised never to run another club, a promise she kept. She also Is survived by a son, educated at Harrow, one of the foremost aristocratic schools. San Francisco, Jan. 20. (AP)r- Three persons were repwrted mlss- Ing,' highways were blocked and ra Nevada town was snowbound as -a new storm was reported sweeping down from Alaska today. Searchers Set out to loot forV ^ck Blackmer, 20-year-old Dorrington. Calif., trapper, believed to have been caught' in the mother lode country of the northern Sierra by heavy snows, " i ; Harry Claiik and E. M. Moore, laat seen flying over Las Vegas, Nev., tn an oijen-cockplt airplane, were feared lost In a blizzard between that city and Ely, Nev., reisorta heJre said. Ely was rcjiorted completely snowbound ' with all highways blocked by (jeep drifts. IP YOU BUSS THE REaiSTEH CALL IS7 OB 690. MORE IMPORTANT TIUNQS ON. Formality of Saying Goodbye Ir^ Man Electrocuted Today. r Osslnlng, M. Y.. Jan. 2(j. (AP)-;The etiquette of s death meant nb more t<j Alexander Nunes than.th* law protecting life. As guards'came last night to leaS him to the electric chair for kllllr^ his 14-year-;old stepdaughter, theV told him it was the custom to sa,y goodbye to the men in the oth^ death cells.' "Never mind the dramatics," he said, scowling bitterly. "I've no friends here and I want none. Lefft. get this walk over with." He entered the execution charoy ber at 11:07 p. m., and wvs pro}- nounced dead four minutes, later. 511 ; i Search for Missing Banker. Dodge City, Kas., Jan. 20. (AP)— A group of i31ghton citizens searcbefl the canyons near Alatnota today for Harold Perils, 39, vice-president of the Exobange state.bank, who ha» not been s^n since he left the banH: Thursday morning to Inspect cattte on the rsinijh oJ T, R. McKlaley.
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