COMP. TOPEKA ,KAWI, W W A U X X ' VOLUME XXXVI. No. 73. Saceeuor to The loU Daily Be^ster, The lola Daily Record, and lolk Daily. Index. lOLA, KAS., SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 21, 1933. The Weekly Regiater, BsUbliahed 1867 The Iols\Dally Begiater, Eatabliahed 1S97 ^ FOUR PAGES FRANCE OF '18 NOT THE SAME FOR WAR BRIDE Mrs. Clay Lightner Dis- jllusioried on Return To Native Land NO WELCOME THERE Widow of lola Legionnaire Pleads for Assistance To Return A touching account of dislllusion- ment and nostalgia Is contained in a letter received yesterday by James D. Buclianan from Mrs. Cecelia Lightner. "war bride" of 'Clay Light- lu-r, wlio wa.s killed-last year whei| : u tree full oil him as he was working on an American Legion uncmploy- riii^nt project. Mrs. Lightner met her lalo husband when he was serving with the American forces In Prance just after the.World\War. They were married and she ieturned to the • United States with him. They settled in lola and reared a family of four children. Then came - the f a-st tragedy in the attractive French woman's life. The tree, when it crushed life from her husband, also took,from her and her children _ what small means of support they had. A few months later her youngest'.son, an invalid, died. •( .' Mrs. Lightner shouldered the task,of supporting her family by accepting any work which she coidd •find. She carried on until, using imoney fiorji her husband's service certificate. , she started back to France to live with her sister and lier father.; What has happened since she ar. rived in her former home is best described in Mrs.'Lightner's own words, reprinted here by the kind permission' of Mr. Buchanan: (The spell^ ing. punctuation, and capitalization are her own.) La Rochelle 8 January. 1933 Dear Mr. and Mrs. Buckanon; Just few lines to let you know, we make the trip pury good, all the childrens. are feeling pury good I hope my letter finds you and Betty . and Carolyn all-right; - Monsieur Buckanon; I never forget how much you help me allready but I cdme to you jagaln to ask you if you will help us;;we are very, very sorry to have left lola; I know I make a great big mlstaHe, 1. should have listen to you; never make this trip, I just find trouble, apd trouble; Mr. Lltrell (Joe Littrellj Santa Fe fmploye In the tola station) send my [ pass-port to Chicago to be visa, so the day wc snlllng I find my pass- liort nll-rlght, but the french Con- m\ of ChlcaRO put on my pass-port Hpmc-lhlnit make trouble for' mo :now; he ,snld I dont kupose, to work lor money, or I have to paid blor fine, so now I realy don't know what I going to do, My sister are very tired of usj she want we get out, she mad because I .still have fny Amer. lean nationallte. but Mr. Buckanon I feel Very glad to be' American and I wish we can come-back; so I come to you. Mr. Buckanon aSk you If you will write, to the Department of State— v.- S. A. if we can come-back like immigrants to America, to-day I wrote to the American Consul of Paris so I hope he will- do something for us: but if you will ask for us. I know I get a chance to come- .backto America. All the rhildrens feci home-sick here, I know better now Mr. Buckanon and realy I feel sori-y to all the trouble I give you; what we gone to. (what are we going to do)' any day now we be out. and her^ no support, so I come to you Mr. Buckanon if you will write for us. wo need big help you are nice Tieople, you help me very much before, I hope you will again.' "Every-.thlng here are changed the r.ontry, the people every thing is different of was before; the frcnch people are not sympathic for the strangers, .so we are Americans, we never will have help from this people. I, appreciate how much America is better for all.'I will be satis- falt any place in America. the chil drens to: I am afraid to bother you • Mr.' Buckanon. but truly I need you help; Will you please write to me and let me know what you can do for us . I' Many thinks Mr. Buckanon Pran• cette SQid hello by Betty and Carolyn. . • ; • ,I-wish Mrs. Buckanon write to'us some-time. Very truly—good bye. •your friends for ever : MRS. C. LIGHTNER AND CHILDRENS. • ' The parenthetical clauses are the editor's. ' Friends of Mrs. Lightner have already entered into correspondence with the state department in Washington to determine if there are funds available which could be used to bring Mrs. Lightner tind her children back to loyi. It Is nqt known here whether such funds are available or • not. If the negative is the case, it has been suggested that perhaps the rommtinlty might raise enough itnohey to bring. Mrs. Lightner back to the adopted home which has jiroved so much more attractive to her than the home of her nativity. BAIN PUTS DAMPER ON LION HUNT Wolf I Island. Mo., Jan. 21. (AP)—Huddled miserably under lealqr canvas while Denver M. Wright's liberated lions roared and muttered jUst outside the barbed i wire barricade, members of the; "African hunt" party crawled out of their cots (today with the fervent; hope that Wright would kill the beasts and do it quickly. There was little cheer this nujrnlng. on the island eight miles' south of here in the Mis- sisslppii river which Wright had ! selected as the place to gratify his fondest amljition—a hunt to the death with two full grown : lions as the quarry. Some; of the party, whose shins were bruised when they took to' the trees during the release of the Hons from their cage yesterday, profes^ to see little humor in their situation. There has been no assurance tliat trie lions might not pene-. trate' the wire barricade. With this in I mind several of the huiiter^ complained of Insomnia last night. 'Wlien the Hons were released yesterday tliey dashed through a wire fence' bordering on a runway designed to lead the .animals to the underbrush. The fence was no different than that which protects the tents oif the campers. Wright has planned to hunt the animals in fair weather so that moving pictures may be made of the event and with drizzling rain falling this mom- • ing, the .probability of his ordering the hunt for today was remote. JOBLESS SIGN UP FOR WORK Total of 95 Will Be Put to Work on Breckenridge Monday • 1 —^— In response to the announcement iii The Register that men desiring to avail themselves of the privilege of working for supplies they received from, the' lola Welfare association, more than 200 men put In an appearance. When it '.was explained to them that the project was to afford relief and not employment about half of the men withdrew. After the! matter was fully explained however, |95 men were registered. All of these declared that while they were oblliged to have some help from the! welfare association • they were moro than glad of an opportunity toj work" for what they got and were i registered accordingly. The flrst project to be undertaken will be the graveling of Breckcn- rldgc street, starting at Slate street and contlnulnft three blocks east. The city ^111 supply the gravel and haul it. but the men who have ap- IJlled for the work will dig the gravel, and load the trucks, and then, will spread^ the gravel over the street when It is delivered. To do this work 16 men will be employed next week, each man being given two days work at the rate of 25 centsjan hour. Sixteen will' be employed Monday and Tuesday, a different; 16 Wednesday and Thursday, and siill another 16 Friday and Saturday. The work will be done under the direction of the city engineer, Harrison Ashford. • Superintendent A. M. Thoroman, head of, the welfare association, declared this morning that the spirit of the men. who responded to this call w^as most admirable. Those who came hoping to get work land' yet not entirely without resources, withdrew in entire good humor when it was explained that work could be given only to those who were obliged to have help from the welfare association. IThose who had received such help and still needed it were only too 'happy to be able to return value received for the sujiplies they required. On the whole, the plan seems to bo starting out in a highly satisfactory way. . \ Carloadings Increase. Washington, Jan.. 21. (AP)—The American Railway association announced today that loadings of revenue freight for. the week .ending January 14 were 506.322 cars'an in- criease of 70,670 over the preceding week but (66.327 below the same week of 1932 and 2i;8,890 under 1931, ' London Bus Drivers Strike. ; London,-Jan. 21. (AP)—Ten thousand bus drivers and conductors in the London area 'went on strike this momingiand half the bus service la the city was tied up. THIRD DISTRICT B. P. W. MEET Two-Day Conference Being Held in Independence Today and Sun. Indeperidence, Kas., Jan. 21. (AP) —A two-day conference of third district business and professional women's clubs began here today. More than 200 members are expected to attend. Mrs. Loretta Selover, Wichita, state president; is scheduled to be among the guests; The meeting la in charge of Mrs. Mildred Etter, CoffeyrlUe, district director. WEATHER and ROADS FOR KANSAS—Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday; somewhat colder Sunday. Temperature—Highest yesterday, 61; lowest last night 49; normal for today 30; excess yesterday 25; excess since, January 1st, 257 degrees; this date last year—highest 58; lowest 31. Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7 a. m. today, T; total for this year to date 1.10; excess since January 1st .19 inch. Relative humidity at 7 a. m. today 97 per cent; barometer reduced to sea level 29.71 inches. Sun rises 7:30 a. m.; sets 5.33 p. m. Kansas Weather and Dirt Roads. Emporia, partly cloudy, roads good. Ooffeyville, threatening rain, roads good. Manhattan, partly cloudy, roads good. i Otta\|ra; cloudy, roads good. Salina, I cloudy, roads good. Arkansas City, Wichita, cloudy, roads good. Topeki; cloudy, roads jBood.\ (Pittsburg, cloudy, roads good. HOSTOFflANS FOR LOWER TAX AND ECONOMY IN State Legislature Is Busy Trying; to Carry .Out Campaign Pledges ASSESSMENT START • « House Passes Bill Providing for Revaluation This Year Topeka, Jan. 21. (AP)—The Kansas legislature, after nearly two weeks of prfellmlnary work, has assembled a multitude of propMosals to ca.rry out campaign pledges for tax reform and further reduction in governmental costs, but most of them still are in the embryo stiage. 'Since the biennial session opened January 10, a total of 196 bills have been tossed into the hopper, compared with 264 in the first two weeks of the 1931 session. Out of these, one important tax measure has been started on the way toward enactment. It is the Cowden bill for a reassessment of real estate as of March 1, 1933, passed yesterday by the house and sent to the senate. Two other measures designed to bring relief to tax burdened owners of farms,] homes and other^ property have been approved by the senate taxation committee and placed near the top of the legislative calendar for consideration soon after the lawmakere reconvene Monday after their week-end adjournment. Redemption Time Increased. One of these, the. Rees bill, would Increase from three to four years the redemption period for land sold for non-payment of taxes and reduce the interest rate to 10 per cent. The other, the Dodge bill, would abolish penalties, interest and costs resulting from non-paymerit of taxes on property sold at tax sales and redeemed prior to January 1, 1934. Various other tax relief and reform proposals are being considered \}y bouse and senate committees. Among them are two house blUs proposing enactment of graduated Income taxes. Committees also are working on plans to carry out Governor Alfred M. Landon's recommendations for reductions In salaries and fees paid public office holders. A Joint meeting of the senate and house roads and highways committees has been called for next Monday night to study the administration and approximately a dozen other proposals to bring financial relief to ^automobile owners'by reducing fees charged for the registration of their cars. Govcrnpr Landon has announced that in a special message which probably will! be transmitted to the legislature the middle of next week he win elaborate upon his recommendations for departmental consolidations. Three Bills Passed. Thus far in the biennial session, three bills have been passed by both the senate and the bouse. One was the Rees bill to enable building and loan associations ' and insurance companies to participate in the federal home loan ba|nk system;, the second by Russell, authorizes second class cities abandoning the commission form of govenjment to restore the council form, ^nd the third carried a $50,000 appropriation for legislative expenses. The legislature also has ratified the ''lame duck", amendment to the federal constitution. The house, in its customary biennial debate yesterday on the boimty law, decided to make payment of bounties on coyotes, gophers, and crows optional with the boards of county commissioners, who now can use their own Judgment about making, similar payments for Jackrabbit ears. The representatives also voted to reduce the coyote bounty froip $2 to $1. No change was made in the 10-cent bounties on gophers, crows and Jackrabblts: The house also approved the Blount bill authorizing school districts to' furnish free school books for Indigent pupils in grade schools. TORNADO HITS TEXAS Forty-lVUIe Strip in Northeast Suffers Damage by Wind Paris. Tex., Jan. 21. (AP)—A 40- mlle strip of farm land in extreme northeast Texas today wias dotted with wrecked farm-houses, demolished bams, uprooted trees and dead livestock. A tornado struck last night. 'i Five persons were critically Injured but no one was (reported killed. A score or more peitsons were hurt. A (complete check of the twister's ravages has nOt yet been made due to Impassable roads and disrupted wire communications. Many residents of farms and villages in the devastated area saved their lives by taking refuge in storm cellars. Those Injured most seriously lived in the Manchester community. They were Robert Rlngwald, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Richardson, a 13- year-old daughter of the Richardsons, and Drev? Heald. The twister first hit in the vicinity of Howland, a village south of,Paris, then raced across country to Manchester commimlty on; the Red River, where it seemed to have been most destructive. In coursing the strip Ijetweeb Howland and Manchester the tornado passed through two other small settlements. Glory and Reno, damaging buildings at both places. IP 70U MISS THE REOI8TEB CALL m OE sag. ^_ Southw ote Of Bartering Progress Oklahoma City Already Has Organized Self-Help Exchange in Which Produce and Labor Are Exchanged For Factory-Mi4de Products, St. Louis, Jan. 21. CAP)—The southwest is watching the process by which "swapping" of eggs for gar-! den tools, or grain for flour develr ops hito organized barter exchanges, printing their own scrip to perform the work ofhard-to-get money. , In Oklahoma City a group of UHT employed organized an Informal "shirt sleeve exchange" tbrougb which they exchanged their services for farm products or the wares of coojjerating merchants. Out of that now has grown the self-help exchange, which set ItseU up in downtown offices with a. total expenditure of 25 cents for i package of nails. The rest of the needed labor and equipment was obtained through barter. Using its own scrip, which cah be called in on 60 days notice, the. eX' change offers a means by Irhicb unemployed members may "sWip" their services for a wide variety of goods. To this end, experts in merchandising have been placed on the govr SPRINGTIME to STAY FOR WHILE lola and State in General To Bask in Warm Temperatures Sunday Spring temperatures, after a longer than expected stay, are due to continue in lola over the week-end under the forecast of M. Wright, federal weatlier prognostlcator, al though he does expect that Sunday will not be quite so' warm as yesterday or today. VThe^sanie sort of weather Is due for th"e state in general too, according to the Associated Press which said in a Topeka dispatch that continued mild temperatures both today and Sunday were forecast by S. D. Flora, federal meteorologist at topeka, who saw no Indications of any Immediate change to wintry weather. With a southerly breeze blowing today, the mercury yras due to touch between 60 and 65'' while sUgbtiy lower maximums of between SO ^d 55 were expected Sunday. Nothing colder tonight than 30 in the northwest and 45 In the east and south was forecast. Skies were clear over all but eastern Kansas today but partly cloudy was predicted for tomorrow ; by Meteorologist Flora, Rain was not called for. There was no measurable precipitation in the state the past 24 hours. Yesterday was a mild day. with the mercury reaching a high of 68 at Dodge City. Eastern Kansas had a warm night with the mercury remaining close to 45 or 50 although dropping to 20 at Goodland. Should the remainder of the month be mild, January would go down in the books as. the warmest January of the record. Meteorologist FkJrtl said. So far the month has averaged 41 degrees, which Is above the average for the warmest January of record. Next . week's outlook Indicates tempera.tures would be above normal with occasional rains. Colder weather was due the close of the week. . Northwest of Kansas temperatures were cold but this chill weather was showing indications of moving toward the state. LINDSEY FOR BOYS Former Juvenile Judge Would Put Them to Wotik Gold Mining Washington, Jan.. 21. (AP)—A "sort of a glorified Boy Scout movement" is being promoted in Washington by Ben B. Lindsey, of Los Angeles, former Denver Juvenile court judge, as a way to aid idle and. homeless youths. Lindsey who has been talking the matter over with Senators (Cutting (Ri, N. M.), Costigan (a, Colo.), LafoUette (R., Wis.), and others, has a plan In mind of getting the boys Into the placer inlning camp areas of old gold rush days, there to earn a few dollars In producing what he smilingly terms a "non-competltlve" product. If they could be put into the forests or somewhere else where they could work, he said. "The government could grubstake these boys, or the states could do it with federal aid," Lindsey explained. "They could be kept in concentration camps, with army equipment furnished, along with discipline—but I don't think much of the latter would be needed.'; Lindsey, whose 28 years of work in the Juvenile court won him fame, said he talked the idea over some days ago with President-elect Roolfevclt, sddhig he felt the Incoming chief executive was "most sym^ pathetic" toward anything that could aid the youth of thfe country. "He suggested I come to Washington and discuss it with Senator (Jutting and SOHM of the other senators here who are interested in reUef movements," Lindsey continued, "BO here I am." : VThere is no sadder thm^ how- connected with the economic depression than the wastage of the nation's youth. On a drive through from the west, you will see.ibings along the road that tug at your heart. Lindsey said he expected to attend the hearings Monday jbefore the senate manufactures anmnit- tee on Cutting's bill for a 15 mU- Uon dollar grant.to the stiates to aid [needy transients. leming board, which consists of 21 members. The exchange is Intended to be permanent, though it is yet too young to forecast its success. The organizers have attempted to avoid coimectlons which might involve It in politics. ' Ernest R. Chamberlain, Its secretary, declares the exchange has the united support of the community and the sanction of the retail merchants association. Forty men were obtaining Support for themselves and their families through the exchange in the first days of its or- ganlzatfon. , The Oklahoma experiment represents the, organization of a tendency which has developed throughout the southwest as scarcity of money has resulted in widespread exchange of surplus commodities or labor without the .use of "real money." Kansas' niral sections report a widespread revival of the types of barter common 40 and SO years ago, when farme53 traded their produce at the general store for groceries, farm equipment or clothing. This "swapping," however, usually is baseld on the market price of the articles exchanged. Miariy mill owners, in Kansas are grinding wheat and corn into flour and meal, retaining part of the flour as their pay. Instead of buying the grain outright for cash as was formerly the universal custom. So long as barter in the southwest has remained largely unorganized, economists and state officials have given but little attention to its possible economic or sociologic ef' fects. J. C. Mohler, secre^tary of the Kansas State Board of Agricultiu'e, however, has said that barter offers "an easy way to get along," and that he sees "no dlflerehce whether the farmer sells for cash or barters his produce,for merchandise." BANKER WEDS TODAY Marriage Latest Surprise Sprang by British Financier London, Jan. 21. (AP)—Great Britain's chancellor of mystery, picturesque Montagu Norman, governor of the Bank of England, sprang the latest surprise this inomlng when his marriage to Miss Prtscilla Worsthorne followed wthln a few hours the announcement of their engagement. Just 17 minutes after the marriage could legally occur today he arrived at the Dingy Chelsea district registry office for the ceremony. While Mr. Norman rolled up quite openly in a salon car, his flancc's arrival was more secret. So was the disappearance of the bride and bridegroom after they wore married. They slipped quietly out of a back door and vanished. The newspapers of London still were resounding with news of the engagement of the 61-year-old banker to his 33-year-old flance and speculation as to the probable date of their marriage still was being indulged in at London breakfast tables when the ceremony was performed. A few persons in the register's office got a hurried glimpse of the Bank of England's governor as he dashed into the office pulling up the collar of his heavy fur coat about his ears. How the bride reached the office still is a mystery. Mr. Norman did not go to business yesterday, remaining in the country where it was stated he was "slightly unwell." Mrs. Norman, who is a daughter of Lady Alice Reyntlens with whom she lived in Cadogan Square, spent yesterday at the county hall—she being a member of the London county council—and visiting welfare clinics In which she takes great Interest. TEACHERS TO HEAR SUTTON Big Game Hunter to Speak Before Two Audiences in Ida Monday. Dr. Richard L. Sutton, Kansas City big game hunter who is to speak before the Current Topics club Monday night, will also make an address before a'meetlhg of all teachers in the lola school system. Monday afternoon. Superintendent A. M. Thoroman,! who announced the lecture, said' that Dr. Sutton will speak at 4 p. m. in the junior high school, showing slides to Illustrate his remarks. Dr. Sutton will speak to the Current Topics club following the supper which is to begin at 6:15. and whlqh will be. served by ladles of the Baptist church in the temple. PROBLEM FOR HENRY GARNER Church Door Left Open Last Night Makes Task for Janitor Henry Gamer, colored janitor of the Presbyterian church, is trying to figiu-e out this morning Just how he is going to clean som6 4,280 square feet of carpet each week without;a vacuum sweeper. ;The front door to the church was inadvertantly left imlocked last night following some musical rehearsals, and this morning the sweeper was gone. Nothing else, apparently, was taken. Garner confesses he can hardly advertise that "the party Is known" who took his sweeper, but he would appreciate its return just the same. Only One More Needed. Santa Fe, N. M., Jan. 2L (AP)— New Mexico today became the 35tb state to ratify amendment to the federal constitution,abolishing the "lame duck" session of coi^gress. Th^ approval of. only-one more state, is needed to complete the n^ification. APPROVALSEEN FOR BOLD PLAN TO AID FARMER Democratic Proposal Lift Burden From Farmer-Debtor to CONCILIATION A KEY Commissioners Would Go Over Each Case with Creditor, Debtor Washtagton, Jan. 21. (AP)r-Con- gressional approval of a bold Democratic plan for eastag the burden on debt-laden farmers was predicted in some quarters today despite a sth^ of opposition to its sweepUig character. Companion to the revolutionary "domestic allotment" measure designed to boost farm; prices, the mortgage plaii calls for a nationwide Ci,system of "conciliation commissioners" to scale down by elements between creditor and debtor the billions of doUars which the farmers owe. j The proposal, sprung on copgress yesterday by the Democratic leader of the senate, Robinson, of Arkansas, is the second major phase of the farm relief program advanced by the big agricultiural organizations and backed by President-elect Roosevelt. Many were quick to say the debt adjustment legislatloni would have a much better chance for' enactment this session than the domestic allotment bill which, frequent reports have It, faces a veto by President Hoover if it should pass. Hoover for Idea. Mr. Hoover himself in a special message to congress asked for emergency legislation to liberalize the bankruptcy laws so that individuals, corporations, and railroads could the better work out their difficulties and continue in business. Only yesterday the house judiciary committee reported favorably on legislation along this general line. The Robinson proposal was presented by him as an amendment to be proposed in the senate to this legislation wheii It comes over from the house, assuming it passes In the; latter branch. "While it was too early to gauge congressional sentiment accurately. It appeared today that the proposal would encounter some, opposition because of the size of the machinery which the plan would involve. Under the plan, the oil of conciliation would be employed freely to prevent friction between the farmer and his creditors with a view to preserving the best interests of both either by adjusting downward the farmers' indebtedness or extending it over a period of years. Local Men To Do It. Local men familiar with the farmers of their section, their reputations and individual troubles as well as those of their creditors, would be employed as conciliation commissioners. i ' , They would function in all of the nation's 2911 agricultural counties. One commissioner in each judicial district would be paid a salary but others would serve without compensation except for an allowance of $7 a day expenses and 5 cents a mile for traveling. •The farmer seeking an adjustment through the conciliation commission would be protected against mortgage foreclosure during the pendency of the proceedings. • An emergency measure, the legislation would cover a five-year period. In presenting his plan to the senate, Robinson said that the number of farmers who would seek this relief from their; debts woi^dibe beyond the power of the present bankruptcy referee system to handle. That the presence of! I^resldent- elect Roosevelt In the city Thursday and Friday gavie new impetus to the farm relief campaign became more evident today. In a talk with Senator McNary, (R., Ore.) chairma[n of the senate agricultural committee, Mr, Roosevelt made it clear that he wants the domestic allotment bill passed at the present session even though President Hoover kills it with a. veto. 'Thb committee took it up again today. Senator Smith of South Carolina, ranking Democratic member, told reporters that it might be reported out within a week; M'DONALD MAY COME British Prime Minister .Suggested as Debt Envoy to U. S. London, Jan. 21. (AP)—A trip by Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald to the United States to discuss the war debt was seen as a pbssi- bllity today as a result of the invitation emanating from the Roosevelt-Hoover conference In Washington. The announcement . that -Mr. Roosevelt would welcome a British delegation early lb March or as soon as possible after he takes office brought forth speculation by political observers that the prime minister might go himself. There was no official announcement on the British plans. (When the British government made its December payment to the United States with the unilateral reservations 'that the $95,500,000 should be .credited, to a future settlement, political observers immediately con^dered an Anglo-American debt parley would be scheduled early this year. Neville Chamber- ikin, chancellor of the exchequer. Wa^r^Rundman,-president of the board bf trade, and Stanley Baldwin, president of the council, were mentioned as lll^ely members of a British delegation. DEATH WRITES FINJS 4 ' GEORGE MOORE London, Jan. 21. (ip)—George Moore, the. famous Iijlsh novelist, died at 6 a. m., today. He would have been ,81 years old next month. DISPUTE RAGES President at Odds With Demos as New Money Bill Is Presented Washington, Jan.' 21. (AP)—A new money bill said to appropriate $5,284,000. less than the budget asked' was presented to the house today at the same time as a dispute was in full swing between President Hoover and the Democratic leadership oyer reductions in . fedeiral expenditures. , The president said, that house Democrats had not cut expenditures 57 million dollars on the first five appropriation bills as Chairman Byms of the appropriations committee claims, but actually had increased them 35 million dollars. Byms's committee, using budget figures of the same class as th9se the chairman quoted in offering his side, then brought in a measure allowing $103,282,000 to run the departments of state, commerce, justice and labor in the next fiscal year. In the report on this b411, Oliver, (D., Ala.) chairman of the subcommittee that handled it, s$ld the budget asked $108,566,000. ; Prohibition Bureau Cut. The reductions, he said, extended even to the prohibition bureau, which was allowed $9,120,000 against the $9,599,948 reconuncndcd. The slashes for the departments, as-reported by Oliver were: State department, $800,162, leaving a total appropriation of $12,177,000; justice, $2,448,000, leaving $41,834,050; commerce, $1528,000, leaving $36388,000; labor, $707,285. leaving $12,682,000; The committee reixjrt quoted this statement made to It by Attorney General Mitchell on the subject of prohibition: = T "I have not the slightest doubt in niy own mind, regardless of what the future has In store for the national prohibition system, that we ought to maintain our efforts tmre- laxed, and ithat such changes as are to be riiade ought to be majle in the substantive law before they are made by scuttling or nullifying the laws and leaving them on the statute books." The report added: Change By Direction. •"In this expression the majority of the committee concurs, i Change corned-by direction, not by indirection." ' . - 1 --'! Because of this belief, the prohibition allocation was cut only 5 pter cent, about the average of reductions applied to other agencies in the justice department. Cognizance was taken by the committee of the general belief that "it is reasonably certain that the president will be vested heforenhe 1934 fiscal year with very plenary powers of reorganization." "The committee feels that very substantial savings lyider the amount carried in this bill will follow," the report continued. It added that if the recommendations carried in the present bill were approved, the . apnroprtation for the four department:, would be $37;496,000 under what it was in the 1932 bill,,the- last handled by the house wlfen Republicans were In control. MORE STORMS FOR THE WE.ST Alaska Sending Down Bad Weather on Heels of Blizzard. San FranclscQ, Jan. 21. (AP)—Far western 'states, digging out frojn snow or facing flood conditions at some Pacific coast lowland points, watched for gathering clouds todiiy as another winter storm was reported sweeping down, from Alaska. Thti passing three-day storm which left the mountains and plateau regions deep In drifts and drenched Southern California wfis the heaviest of the season. Snow in the mother lode region of the Sierra Nevada mountains was the deepest in several years. Tonopah and Ely, Nev., continued completely snowbound. A two^day search for Jack Blackmer, 20-year-old trapper, believed lost in the Sierra, failed to reve'al any trace of him. • •In Southern California, highway crews battled to reach 50 persons reported Itrapped by snow in the mountains of Mono coiinty. . Germans Hurt in Blot. Breslau, Germany, Jan. ^1 (AP)-^ Seven men were hurt today wb^ blackjacks, clubs and, knives were used in a clash between commuti- isis and national socialists. CHINA MOVES TO DEFEND HERSELi? FRbM Nationalists Fear M6re And More What Future Will Bring Them ] , BOOST AIR SERVICE Enthusiasm paign to Greets C^m- Buy Morei Airplanes Soon Shanghai, JanJ 21., (AP)—China, as represented bV the Nationivlist party .goVemmen t leaders at Nan king, appeared- aecoming Increasingly apprehensive today regarding possible future developments in;the Slno-Japanese dl ;pute. i» i Officials launched various "defense moves" such as tl e alleged stren^b- ening of mllltar;' garrisons on ;the Yellow Sea coast, and the Yangtse valley—the' river is traversed .'150 miles by ocean going vessels to sUch large cities as r anking and Han kow. 1 !• Thousaiids of troops were reported being sent into the North China "war area." Reports sa!id the i^a- tionallst goyemnent was moving northward from JHonan, south cjhl- hli and Shantung provinces , hUge numbers of troops, estimated at ohe- quarter of a mill: on men. ,^ Not Thbt Many. The movement; continued, but conservative opinion considered the reported quarter-jmillion,' to be ;'an exaggeration. ! • The recent weeks witnessed a stressing .of aviation development in China and great enthusiasm swept the public as a movement began, imder official direction, for ^e purchase of airplanes. Gifts ;.;of planes also have been offered ior the national air force. I": (Reported purchases of airplanes and the engaging of instructors, in aviation from the United States resulted In diplomatic , exchange Ictet week between Japan and the Unft- ed States. The Japanese war office Issued a statement that Ameri-cans were furnishing planes to. China for W,ar purposes and Japanese officials said American army noncommissioned officers, still In service, were instructing Chinese. Tlae last statement was denied by Ambi?Ican officials.) • . • " ^ Tungllao, Manchm-ia, Jan. 21. (AP)—For the third time thjs wee*. Japanese alrt)lanes raided aiid bombed Chinese troop concentrations early today in the Kallu district of Jehol province. The plari«s Inflicted heavy punishment, It WKS retiortcd at this Japanese milltaj^ base. Japartbse declared their air raids into the Chinese administrative state wiiro to forestall raids upoji three railroads centering at this point and to forestall kn attack oh this city. ' Japanese planes bombed KallU, the northrnstern entrance to the main cities of the rich Jehol province, last Sunday and Monday. About 33,000 Chinese troops under General Chu Ching-Lun were re-, ported concentrating there. These Chinese forces included the 'Red Spears" and "Big Swords," de^ scribed by the Japanese as strag^ glers from the defeated forces of General 8u Ping-Wen ' and Md Chan-Shan, who were routed Ui campaigns In northwest Manchuria; The Chinese came -down into north- em Jehol, it was said, to aid in defense of that province against the projected Japanese invasion. Japanese military leaders believed "internal discords" and the air bombings were breaking up-tbe'Chl^ nese concentrations. Tp CURB ILLEGAL IMPORTS.' Sneli For Raising Tariffs As Muctt As Currency Is Depreciated. Washington, Jan. 21. (AP)—At a confiererice today with President Hoover, Representative Snell, the Republican leader, said be ^lad proposed a resolution to empower tb? secretary of the treasury to raise tariffs in proportion to depreclatloii of the currency of the exporting country. Snell told newspapermen the question would be placed before a cau-; cus of house Republicans next Wednesday. "I have had more letters on thld subject than any other," Snell said; "Everyone wants to know why conr gress refuses to act to make tariffs on the books already, effective. Some countries, with currency depreciated by 60 per cent, are flooding this country with goods despite the tariff." The New Yorker said he believed Mr. Hoover was in entire sympathy with the move. DEATH OF J. FRANK ALLEN ^ East lola Barber Succumb^ to Pneumonia After Brief Illness. J. Prank Allen, a barber in Tola for 26 years, died at his home, 707 East Spruce, early this morning^ He was! 58 years old and had been sick only, four days. .Death was said to have- resulted from pneumonia. The j Rev. Tom Hackett will con-; ducti the funeral'service at I the^ Waugh funeral home Monday at 2* p. mj Burial Is to be made in High-• land'cemetery. i Mr.': Allen leaves his wife and one: son, Meridlth. i • At the time of his death Mr; Al-'; len bad run a l>arber shop in East: lola but be had previously worked!: in many of the shops around' the square. t Consistory Called for March. Vatican City, Jan. 21. (AP)—Pope' Pius today convoked a consMory for Mtoch 13. .
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