Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 27, 1933 · Page 1
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VOLUME XXXVI. ^0. 78. SucceMor to The loin Daily RegisUr, The Reiionl, and lola Daily Indax. lOLA TROOP TO IN BODY SUNDAY Special Sermon Addressed To Guardsmen by the Rev. R. D. Snuffer REGIMENTAL"AFFAIR Eiach Troop in State to Church to Mark Birthday of Organization Troop A, 114th Cavalrj'. Kansas National guard, mil attend the ' morning service at.the First Presbyterian church' Sunday in a body in commemoration of the anniversary of the organization of the regiment in January, 1925. Tlie Rev. P.. D. Snulfer. pastor of tlie church, will - deliver a specially prepared sermon. Those who attend the service Sunday v.'ill have an opportunity to see 'the troop in dress utiiform. including its ofSccrs and regular army ' Instniciors. lola officers of the organization are Capt. R. L. Thompson. Jr., commanding: First Lieut. ' 'W. W. Perham. and Second Lieut. Emerson E. L>-nn. Regular army instructors who will attend include ,Maj. T, P. Limbocker. and Sergeant LoUis Rosenberg, both of whom live in, tola. The organization will as- senible in iront of the church be- fora marching in. i , The 114th Cavalry received fcd- ' eral recognition in -January,' 1925. It was organized from smaller units ' which had previously existed as separate organisations-of the Kan.";as National guard. Troop A. one of . these uniUs, was organised in lola in 1916 and saw service on the Mexican border in 1916-17. and in France during the world war. During the world war Troop A wasi engaged in tlH- Arsronno 0flfen .slvp. and in the Al.^ace-Lor- ralne defensive sector. It was mustered out at Camp Funston in May. 1919. but was reorganized in January.: 1925: During Iho month each ol the five other troops in th.c regiment will attehd chuiyh sorvice.n in the, same "mariner in \vhich th.e Tola unit will ; Sunday. The other troops. are Troop B. CofTeyMlle: E. Wichita: F, Plcasanton; I. La \\Tence. and K at Paoia. The lola troop is CQmpo .<:ed of-three officers and 64 enlisted myn. Twenty-four horses are stabled at the-armory in Riverside park. In connection with this :• latest ac: liivity of the troop, if was pointed out that by having the organization located in lola. nearly S19 .000 In cash is expended annually in lola and the':county by the federal and state ^ governments. Pay to officers and men. caretaker pay. rent, forage, horseshoeing ,and pay to federal instructors is represented in that to• tal.; lOLAN PAYS PENALTY SITTING ON FLOOlt. lOLA, KAS., FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 27, 1933. TbB WMkly Kccister, EnUbliahed 1887 The -lola Daily K»glat«r, Eatabliibed 18.97 SIX PAGES FOB Topeka, Kas., Jan. 27. (AP)— Senator Coffman of Osage county and Dr. J. L. Parkhurst lola, former representative, ar; the \1ctims of the first "horseplay" at the present session of the state legislature. Senator Coffman was "fined" a barrel of apples after Senator McDonald ol Kansas City complained thkt the Osage county solon changed his- vote too often. A similar "fine" was imposed by the louse against Parkhurst, who wes ac-. cused of occupying a seat on the floor.'A suggestion that Senator Coffman's tribute be crab apples instead of large apples "because of the depression" was [voted down by the senate. W. T. BARNETT VICTIM OF FLU MEAL FROM PRESBYTERIANS Ladies of Church Prepare Food for Welfare Project Workers. Another Civil War Veteran Succumbs at the Age of 88 I Another veteran of the Civil war. William T. Barnett. dropped from the thinning ranks of his comrades today when death due to complications arising from influenza claim:d him. He was 88 years old November 20. - The funeral will be held jtomor- row at 3 p. m. in the Sleeper service, rooms, conducted by the Rev. N. L. Vczie.. Burial is to be made in the lola cemetery. | Mr. Barnett was bom in JFulton county, ind., of parents whose ancestors had landed in America before the Revolutionary war. By the time lie was 25 he'had spent two yt'uvf. in the Union forces, participating in the 'Vicksburg carnpaign and in .':everal other down-riVcr en- gacements. His organizationi Company A. Twenty-sixth Indiana infantry was captured by tho Confederates and Mr. Barnett. with his a.ssociates, suffered; many haidships before the war Was finally ended. He came to lola in 18G3 and bought a farm, on which he -lived for, many years. He married Mis;; Mar\- E. Cox and they bicame the Iiarents of ten cinldrcn: Mary E.. TliomasW..-Florence, Elmdr A.. Hariy C. Noble R.. Chester R|. Rus- srll Bruce, arid Centennial R. Barnett. - Of these Marj- i .Mrs'. R. E. Sullivan of Iola>. Elmer. Haj !T>' of .N.'Vfidn. ^fo.. Noble. Chester of Wichita. Florence (Mrs. Paiil Mc- Kinncy). and Russell Baniett survive. Mrs. Barnett died som^ year.s ago. I During liis many years of residence in this community, Mrl.' Barnett w-as active in Republican politics, sei-ving six terms as tru.stcc or' Tola town.'^hip. He cast his! first iire .'idcntial ballot for Genera! Grant, and was known always as a stand-patter. i-' Tlie other veterans of the Civil war and the many friends ho had in his wide circle of acquaintance, will note his passing with sorrow and regret. G.0.P.0NWAY10 TO CONTROL OF HIGHWAY BObV Senate Approval Given to Bill Placing Director Under the Governor OYLER BILLS MOVED Two Reported Adversely But lolan Wins Fight For Reconsideration Topeka, Jan. 27. (AP)—Senat-e approval had been given today to the Dale bill designed to give the Republicans control of the state highway department after two years of domination by the Democrats. The measure passed by the senate with only one dissenting vote wouiu give Governor Alfred M. Landon control of the appointment of • a state inghway. director, the. position now occupied by Guy T. Helvering. Democratic state chairman. It provides the director should be appointed by the state highway commission upon recommendation of the governor, and that the official should sen^e at the "pleasure' of the chief executive. Helvering has announced he would resign as director, but ,nol before April 1,, the date of the expiration of the terms of tliree of the six Democrats who now constitute the commission. Republicans Hold Wliip. The Dale bill, which still must be considered by the house, would give the director the right to vote in the event of a three-to-three deadlock in the commission, and with The 'mid-day meal for the men -engaged in work on the welfare .project was served at the Presbyterian church today to 16 men. The food, was plain but bountiful and the ; men obviously enjoyed if and wert warm in their thanks to the women who served it under the direction of Mrs. F. W. Sherwood. Some curiosity has been expressed as tp how the expense of these meals . is met. Thus far it has been met • by the ladies of the churches themselves who not bnlv have done all the, work connected w-ith the preparation and serving of the meal but have supplied the food at their own cost.. Fortunately, with food prices as -they are now, the cost is not great, perhaps 15 cents a meal. Un-. der the present arrangement the work and the cost -is shared by .sev- erstl of the churches so that ho one church will be called upon more thtin about once a. week. The meal will be served at the Baptist temple tomorrow. COZY COVE TO OPEN ; New Cafe to Be Operated in Connection with Palace Hotel DEATH OF SARAH E. GREEN Firneral of Youn? Lallarpe Woman i;o Bo Held in LaU.-irpe Sunday. tumoral .sen-ices will be held Sunday for Miss Sarah E. Green, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas ,P.i Green of LaHarpe. whose death "occurred yesterday in her LaHaroe home. Burial is to be made in the LaHarpe cemetei-j- following th" service -which is to be bonductrd by the Rev. Will Howerton stsrtino^ at, 2 IP- m. in the LaHarpe Methodist church. - ;Miss Green was bom in LaH.irne is' years ago. She leaves besides her parents her two sisters. Mrs. L"vicia Niarman, Bronson: Lennie Green. LaHarpe; three brothers, Marion Qreen, lola; Lewis Green. Colorado Springs: and Leverett Leo Green. Siin Pedro. Calif. For the jxist six weeks carpenters, i decorators and other workm"n hav j been employed in remodeling, redecorating and refurnishing the , room at 117 West street for t^e occupancy of the Cozj- Cove cafe, and on next Monday the popular res- • taurant will again be open for, b.isi- l ness. I The proprietor of the icafe is W R. McGinnis who came Clown fron- Ka'nsas -City three months ai'n an-' opened the Cozy Cove at 109J Wcs' street. From the beginning th--' ; business prospered until the natnn- I age outran the facilities and it b->- I came necessarj- to secure a larger room. The room which will bq ope-i ;to the public next Monday is ncx* to, the WlUiamsori tire shop, directly • across from the post offi-e. is larsre. well lighted, and with the remodeling which has taken Iplar^e is admirably adapted to the use to which it will be put. Since the Palace hotel is located immediately above it, Mr. McGinnis has "made arrangements with Mrs. Brown, who for 21 years has successfully conducted' the hotel, tp run the cafe in connection with it. Space has been provided that will be used as a down stairs lobby for the hotel and occupants of thejhotel rooms will find the cafe a convenient place to get their meals. 1 .With its new and up-to-date decorations and its attractive equipment the Cozy Cove, already popu- i lar. will doubtless acquire an en- I hanced reputation as a place where good food and good service combine to make a meal thoroughly enjoyable. ' three Republican commissioners after April 1, the party of Governor Landon would control the department's policies. Senate Democrats, aided by some Republicans, succeeded in amending the bill to provide for a reduction from S5.000 to S3,750 in thu director's annual salarj-. Another senate measure sent over to th,e house: was the Miller anti- nepotism bill which would apply to all public officials, except- membevr- of tho legislature. The senate also adopted unanimously without any debate the A'Varren resolution proposing submission of a state constitutional amendment limiting franchise in bond elections to persons who paid property taxes in the year preceding the election. The Baird "chain store" tax bili appeared on the senate calendar today with a favorable recommendation by the federal and state affairs committee. The committee wrote I into the bill an amendment limiting ' its application to retail stores and exempting gasoline fillinc: stations, lumber yards, and stores Whose chief business lis the-buying of raw agricultural, dairj- or poultry products. ;No <o Oyler BilLs. Tlie same committee reported adversely the Oyler bill to require the ; state to purchase its supplies in Kansas. It also reported adversely the Oyler gross sales tax bill but the author of the measure. Senator Oyler (D) of lola, succeeded in hav- 'n~ t'ne measure re-referred to committee for further hearing. The Bobenhouse oleomargarine tax bill provoked more than an hour of debate in the house durin'; th? after-noon but no final action was taken. The bill, providing for a tax of 10 cents a pound on tho pro^ duct, was referred to the livestock -rr'''i ~"='-"Uure committees for.fur­ ther hearing. As previously indicated, support- crs of the bill to reduce automobile license fees decided to wait until next week before calling the measure un in thn ni-r'-i-. T. i Wall of the roads and highways Tnimi'.'-n '•;.'; .- .• •^neria! order of business next Wednesday afternoon. i Tariff Bargaining Not To Hurt All Treaties Existing Commercial Agreements With Other Nations Won't Necessarily be Scrapped Under President-elect Roosevelt's Proposal to Aid Industry and Agriculture. Washington. Jan. 27. (AP)— President-elect Roosevelt's proposed tariff bargaining policy to gain advantages for American industry and agriculture in exchange for war debts revision will not necessarily involve the scrapping of all existing commercial treaties. That is the opinion of tariff experts who long have been familiar with United States and foreign poli'-fcs in respect to trade agreements and restrictions. One expert said in discussln-r the nossibilities of tariff trading which the incoming chief e.xecutive apparently has in mind, ' said . that much trading can be done under the trade treaties which the United States now has. most of which contain the conditional or unconditional most-favored nation clause. "But the trading has to be close to the belt and takes a lot of Jug- ^Hnrr." he added. Very likely, too, in the opinion of FARMERS GOING TO P.ARSONS. WEATHER and ROADS ; FOR KANSAS— Fair, not so cild in west portion tonight; Saturday partl.v- clondy and warm<'r. ; FOR lOLA—Fair tonigrht; Saturday partly cloudy and wanner. ; ; Temperature — Highest yesterd.iy 52. lowest last night 28; normal for today 30; excess yesterday' 10; ex- (*ess since January 1st. 359 degrees: this date last year—highest 55: low- i est 26. - — - I : Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7 a. m. today. .00; total for this year to date. 1.33; excess pince Januar>- 1st .17 inches! r Relative hiunidy;y at 7 a. m. to- iday 85 per cent; barometer reduced jo sea level, 30.05 inches. Weather and Dirt Roads. I Emporia.' Manhattan, Ottawa, Salina, Coffeyville, Topeka, Arkansas icity,- Dodge City, Wichita, Pittsburg, iclear, n»ds good. Semi-.Annual Outlook Meeting to Be Held There on Wednesday. Plans are being laid by several Allen county farmers, headed by Dan M. Braum. county agent, tio attend the semi-annual outlook meeting sponsored by the state agricultural college and the United States department of agriculture, at ! Parsons Februarj- 1. ' .At this meeting the predictions made six months ago are reviewed to determine how nearly they came true, and the forecast for the next six months is considered, Mr. Braum explained today in commenting on the meeting. "In effect, it is a fsirmers' economics meeting where they can get the best of advice there' is available to help them in their planning of this'year's work." IF YOU RHSS THE .REGISTER CALL 157 OR 520. Pretzel-Bending No Machine Job St. Louis. Jan. 27. (API—The machine, chief concern of the technocrats, will meet its match in the pretzel-bending industrj-. says Charlie Betz, portly, genial pretzel exe- cutix'e. Charlie should know. His factory on the Mississippi levee turns out these twisted tidbits by the millions to trrace the nation's table. "They'll never be able to make a machine bend 'em the way they should be," predicted Betz; a pretzel molder of the old school. "A man here in St. Louis lost a lot of money trj-ing it. So did a man in York. Pa. "You see, dough has life. It's not like wood, or iron, or other things they use in factories. It's living, and it takes a human being—an artist —to get the feel of the dough and twist a pretzel right." St. Louis. Charlie said, is the twisted-doughnut capital of the country. Business fell off when the saloon went out. but reached the turn when people beran eating more pretzels in their homes. "We had to change our models a little." Betz admitted, "before we rounded the comer, but how we're doing better than before prohibition. "All last year we worked day and night shifts." Betz who has studied the history of pretzels as well as the art of bendine them, traced their origin back 500 years. They were first baked, he said, not for saloons but for German monks who gave them to children as reward for piety. Hence the first pretzels were made to represent arms folded in praver Repeal or modification of prohibition would not greatly affect the pretzel trade. CharUe believes. , "Ach, they eat about so many of them, one place or another." IN HOT WATER Farmers Stand Firm on Policy of Preventing Sales in Many States Des Moines, Ia„ Jan. 27. (AP)— With an estimated billion and a half dollars at stake in the form of mortgaged debt in nine states, Midwestern farmers today stuck with firmness to their campaign against foreclosure sales. From LeMars, Iowa, where the movement gained impetus several weeks ago to Idaho and Oklahoma, reverberations were heard in the courts, governors' chambers, and in continued gatherings of determined farmers. , Oklahoma. Idaho, and Ohio farmers added their protests yesterday to that of Iowa,"Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas. Census figures for 1930. the latest available, listed the aggregate of mortgages on farms in these nine states at $1,530,081,408: Moratorium in Tnlsa. At Tulsa, Okla., three judges declared a virtual moratorium on mortgage default foreclosures until March 13. Their decision does, not apply to contested cases. Nampa, Idaho, farmers demanded legislative relief and one spokesman threatened to get a "six shooter and four red blooded men" to force legislation. Eight hundred Ohio farmers at Bowling Green, forced a finance company bidder to withdraw and bought $800 worth of property for $14, then returned it to the original owner. In . Iowa, Governor Herring as- -sured a group of 'Wapello county farmers of his cooperation in delaying farm mortgage sales. Meanwhile an Iowa district judge denied nn in junction sought to restrain an insurance conipany from foreclosing on a farm mortgage. However, the judee continued the foreclosure suit until the March court term in accord with Governor Herring's recent proclamation calling for sale postponements. At LeMars. farmers pre- ventpd foreclosure of the home of a dentist, to whom many.said they owed, dental bills. Omaha Bank Sympathetic. John Carmody. secretary of the Omaha federal land bank, in a sneech at Des Moines, asserted that the bank plans no indl.scriminate foreclosure campaign and that "it will do its best to aid" where farmers cannot pay. In Nebra.ska a Sarpa county sheriff prevented more than a score of bidders at a chattel mortgage fore- rlosure from obtaining goods for minimum prices by serving each with an Injunction. Thereafter, the sale proceeded normally and average prices were obtained, the sheriff said. this person. Mr. Roosevelt probably 'would heed special authorization from congress to work out barte'r agreements and one of the results of such negotiations which some experts profess to see would be a transfer of tariff-making from the capiloi to the state department. - Continental powers, especially Germany, have been sharp tarff traders for a long time and have devised many ways to dodge treaty arrangements. The most historic case of this sort was when (>ermanv wanted to imnort cattle from Switzerland in exchange for goods which Germans -could market in that country. Under a treaty arrangements vith Holland Dutch cattle were entitlor": to the same treatment as Swls.s. B:' for exchange reasons Germany did not want the Dutch livestock. A means to give preference to the Swiss cattle was sought and finally a trade agreement with Switzerland was worked out in which it was stipulated that only cattle grazed at an altitude of several thousand feet would be permitted to enter Germany. Therefore the Netherlands and other neighboring low countries without mountain pastures could not compete. In his speech on agriculture at Topeka, Kas.', la'st September Mr. Roosevelt said "the Democratic tariff policy consists in large measure in negotiatjing agreements with individual countries, permitting them to sell goods to us, In-Tetum for which they will let us sell them goods and "crops which we produce."^ Later at Sioux City, he said "wc may not have the astuteness in some forms of international diplomacy that I our more exijcrlenced European friends have, but when it comes to good old-fashioned barter and trade-fwhether it be goods or tariff—my money is on the American, There cannot and shall not' be any foreigii dictation of our tariff policies." I j The United States policy has been against tariff bargaining, and previous excursions into that field have not always I met with great success. This failure, in the opinion of tariff experts, has bete largely due to the lack of centraUzation in the American governm;nt and the tremendous resistance which was offered -by members of congress seelung to protect some incustry.- For the last ten years the United States has! included the unconditional most-favored-nation in many of its treaties. A treaty with such a clause provides that automatically the signatory powers extend to one another' absolutely without condition as favorable treatment as they give to any other power. Previous to 1923 most of the American trade agreements contained the conditional most -favored-nation: clause which provides that when the signatories e .xiend a favor to a third coimtry that country m 'ust reciprocate with a corres- IMndlng favor. Most-favored-nation. treaties have been easier of negotiation Un the United States than special trade agreements because of their blanket character which provoked less ' do! mestic opposition. The United I States has 32 trade treaties and j executive agreements in force which contain the unconditional ' most- favored-nation clause. UBOR LEADER ATTACKS BANK DICTATORSHIP A. F. L. Official Testifies Before Senate Committee On 5-Day Week Bill FOES OF LABORERS Banker Control of Industry Responsible for the Wage Cuts, He Sgys Washington, Jan. 27 (AP) Barnes A. Parrell's resignation as president of United States Steel after he had advocated maintenance of wage levels was cited to a senate committee today by spokesmen for. labor as an evidence of "banker control of industry." John P. Frey, secretary-treasurer 01 liie metai trades department of the American- Federation of Labor recalled the resignation in elaborating his Charge that New York bankers maintain a "stranglehold" on industry, thus preventing improvement in working conditions. Hp presented his testimony to the committee considering the Black fivej-day week six-hour day bill. Frey called attention to a state- menlt Farrell hacP issued opposing redtictions In wages as econorolcally unsound. "J[. ;P. Morgan," he added, "Is a chairman of the board of directors of the United States Steel and his banlcing company Is deeply Inter- esteql In the steel company. "Not long after Farrell's statement, he resigned as president and immediately steel reduced wages." Questioned by Senator Black (D, Ala.), Frey said two other Morgan partners—Thomas W. Lament and James Spencer Morgan Jr., were directors of United States steel. Through the List. Fney went through the list of steel directors, showing the membership APPROPRIATION CUTS RIAY HAMPER ENFORCEMENT Washington, Jan. 27 (AP) — The opinion that i restrictions placed upon funds for prohibition enforcement today by the house would severely hamper the enforcement ibiu-eaii's activities was expressed today!In rgsponsl- blje administration circles. ipurchases 6f liquor constitute an Important' means of obtaining convictions. Only about one- third of the states accept the so- called "observation evidence" under which bureauagents prove a sale by stating that they saw it take place. Others require information based on actual purchase before warrants for raids can be Issued or before accepting evidence in court to prove sale of an Intoxicating beverage. The view- was expressed, that the bureau I would still be In a position to Vigorously prosecute those transporting liquor and to uncover stills or, manufactm-lng plants. A reduction of 10 per cent below current authorizations in the total to be used for enforcement was voted by the house, lowering the figure to $8,440,000. At the same time it stipulated that the money should not be used to pay Informers, to buy evidence or for wire taiping. of eti and ch on the boards of other banks industrial concerns. "JIUSIC MASTER" ON TONIGHT aiisncr Players at JnniorKlgh School After Matinee Showing. After showing before an audience of school children In the senior high school auditorium this afternoon, the Misner players will present Da\id Belasco's production, "The Music Master," in the junior high school tonight at 8:15. The group is brought here under the auspices of the , City Federation of women's clubs. The Misner players, a compapy from Omaha, are not unknown in lola. having appeared here within the last two years. They have appeared in many states of the union on cliautauqua and lyceum platforms| and reports have been widely commendatory. The admission is 25 cents. GR.ANGE MEETING P0STP0NT:D Slao Valley to Meet Next Friday Instead of Tonight. Tho regular meeting of the Star Valley Grange which was to have been held tonight has been postponed until next Friday. G. F. Klink. master, announced today. It will be held in the Prairie DeU school house. Mr^s. Ray Stickle, chairman of the home economics committee •will have charge of an important feature on-the lecture program, Mr. Klink said. Senate Barber Bill to $8000 New York. Jan. 27. (AP>—Says a headline over n Wa.shinrrton dispatch to the New York Times today; "Pay, shaves, tonics, etc., of senators "(^ost-J^axpayers $3,988 228 in year." The dispatch describes the annnal report of the secretarj- of the senate—"one for each senator and none for the public"—as "a topic of considerable sarcastic discussion, not for publlcatiori. among such senators as see a touch of humor in a barber bill of $8.n00 and a mineral water bill of $8,850." The report is for the fiscal year ended June 30 last. Among items listed are: salaries of senators, $1,149,000; other salaries, $1.893.0()0; reportlngproceedlngs, $60,340; kitchens and restaurants, $64,237; California redw-ood for manufacture into boxes, $599; postage, $600;" stationery. $44,147.09. Of an appropriation of $4,116,455 there was $128227 on hand at the end of the fiscal year. Purchases included; 500 aspirin tablets, three poimds of bicarbonate of soda, one package of mints; two bottles of mouth wash; three pints of medicated alcohol and five gallons of witch hazel. The cost of mineral ..water at 25 cents a bottle indicates that more than;25,000 bottles were^consmned. Salaries of. barbers, who are listed as skilled laborers, amounted to $8,400. But. figures the Times, if each of the 96 senators paid the market price for a daily shave and a weekly haircut the bill during a 30-week session would be only $5,760. "It was assumed in authoritative quarters." adds the paper, "that singes, tonics, massages, shampoos, and manicures would probably make up the' discrepancy." The fact that some 20 senators whose pates are bald probably do not get a haircut weekly caused the Times mathematician some trouble, but he finally got around this by estimating special attention—such as must be given the beard of Senator J. Hamilton Lewis—more than likely contributed to tbe total Detailing his assertion yesterday that the directors of eight commercial New York banks hold directorships in 3,741 banks, public utilities, insurance companies and other corporations, Frey said: "Private banks dominate or are in a position to dominate these public banks." He listed,the eight banks as the Bank of America National Association. Bank of Manhattan Trust Co., Bankers Tntst Co., Chase National Bank, Chemical Bank" & Trust Co., Guarantee Trust Co.. National City Bank, and the New York Trust Co. The 310 directors i In these banks, Frey said, hold 287;directorships In insurance companies, 301 in other banks. 521 in public utilities, 585 in railroad, steamship, airplane and other transportation companies; 846 In m;anufacturing corporations and 120 In other corporations. Frey then listed 24 other New York banks whose directors he said hold 6.250'directorships. A Director of 125 Companies. Frey replied that one of these directors was a director of 125 companies and banks, adding "I don't- see how he finds time even to at- 1 tend the meetings." Frey said that Albert H. Wlggin , former chairman of Chase banE! I "was I the first banker to demand that wages be reduced" and that his influence spread to other bankers. • Wigein, he said, threatened a large publi.shlng house that it would lose advertising in its magazines If It did not abandon an editorial policy favoring maintenance of wage levels. I He ILsted bnnkf. Insurance; com-1 nanics and railroads In which Chase directors were represented: and not"d that Wiegin was a director of several railroads and that other Chase directors were represented on most of the boards of the big railroads. Frey, who testified yesterday before an almost empty committee i room, drew a capacity audience to- iday. . \ Chairman Norris at the outset of I the hearing expressed doubt, whether his committee should undertake sn investigation of the labor leader's charges or turn the evidence over to the senate stock market investigators. On Basis of Long Stndy. Seniator Black, author of the 30- hour week bill, insisted ^however, that Frey' be allowed to present his case m'connection with that measure. ' I Frey told the committee his testimony was based on a 9-months investigation of New York "banker control oi Industry" which he sal<i was tisedj to prevent Improvement of working conditions. NO OFFERS YET TO THE CABINET Farley, Glass, Walsh Seem Sure Bets as!Roosevelt Remains Silen^ Warm Springs, Gai., Jan. 27. (AP) President-elect Roosevelt today waved aside Washington newspaper stories about who was going to be his cabinet and asserted again that no formal offers have been made. It is apparent; however, that he has- been studying out those he wants in the cabinet, includmg Senators^ Glass, of- 'Virginia, and Walsh, of Montana, and that the list Is taking definite shape. 'Naturally, Mr. Roosevelt wants to name his own selections and has not given the slightest . Intimation of who he has- In mind; The speculation Is based on who he has talked with in recent weeks. • Only one past is regarded as definitely filled—James A. Farley, of New York, the Roosevelt campaign manager, as postmaster general. Eveiy sign points to the fact that the president-elect has indicated to Senator Glass that the treasury portfolio Is his for the taking and to Senator Walsh, that the attorney generalship could be his. Roosevelt callers also have stated that he wants a representative of the Republican Independents at his official council table. Senators Norris, of Nebraska; Johnson, of California; and Cutting, of New Mexico, are regarded as the most likely to be called from the Republican Independent group. But whether any of these woiild be available Is also regarded as speculative. Asked today about reports from Washington placing Senators Glass and Walsh definitely in the cabinet, Mr. Roosevelt replied: "Well, Washington stories." That was all and new.spapermen were left to do their own interpreting of that statement. TRIO HOLDS OFFICER Springfield Coo Kidnaped by Two Men and a Woman for 7 Hoars. SKIN , G;RAFTING A SUCCESS Epidermis from Pi? Helps In Effort I to Save Boy's Foot. Kansas City, Jan. 27. (AP)—An operation in which a striu of skin from the belly,of a pig was grafted to the foot of a six-year-old boy to save the member from amputation, was. pronounced "partly successful" today by physicians at general hospital, a municipal institution. The patiient is John Gentry Jr., whose left foot was mangled in a coasting, accident here nearly six weeks ago. Bandages were removed from the ^ foot last night for the first tllme since the skin operation last Saturday. Siu-geons said the grafting had stimulated skin growth and had diminished scar tissue, but that there would; be one or two more graft­ ings before the l>oy is released. The' skin grafted was taken from the abdomen of a 35-poimd pig. which had been placed on a special diet a fe^ days before.. i Springfield, Mo., Jan. 27. (AP)— "Thomas Persell. young Springfield motorcycle policeman, who was kid­ naped at 6 o'clock last night on a downtown street as he sought to ciucstion two men and a woman in an automobile, was released shortly after 1 o'clock.this morning 12 miles northwest of Joplin. He called the; Joplin police station and officers there went after him and Springfield officers returned him here about 6 o'clock. 1 Persell declared the kldnaners' car w-as a veritable; arsenal, with machine guns, shotguns and pistols. He was forced jto sit on. sacks of wheat he bellev«l was moner In the back seat of the car. The woman, red-headed, appeared to be the boss of the gang, he declared. Seeing the trio "spotting" a car parked near the iBenton avetwie viaduct last night, Persell trailed them across the viaduct and thq machine darted down a dark street. 'When he stepped; off his motoVcycle to question them, he faced thiree pistols and was forced to get into the car. Chief of Detectives Al Sampsey is convinced Pursell was taken for the ride by a band of bank robbers. Their machine .was of the same make as that used by three men who recently robbed the bank, of Ash Grove, Mo. THUGS TAKE EVEN HIS TEETH Jobless Man Robbed by Two Men in Chicago Last Niffht. Chicago, Jan. 27. (.AP)—The Chicago police say that all candidates for "meanest thief" classifications should stand aside for the two men who held up Ignatius Fablszac last night. They knocked him down, took his hat. shoes, eye-glasses and his false teeth. Fablszak is 62 and jobless. Royal Romance jlimonnced. Copenhagen, Denmark, Jan. 27. (AP)—The .engagement of Prince Knud, youngest son of King Christian, to his cousin. Princess Caroline Mathilde, daughter of Prince Harald. brother of the king, was announced today. He is 32 and she Is 20; ROOSEVELT TO GIVE NEW DEAL AFTER MARCH 4 President - Elect Alrpady HasrPlans for Prompt Action Shortly ' CARRIERS UP F^ST New Chief to Put Transportation Activities Under One Head Warm-Springs, Jan. 27. (AP) — The new deal of President-elect Roosevelt for American government Is beginning to unfold and is expected to be on the table promptly after he:takes ofiabe March 4.: One of the cards In the stack already isj in sight^rganlzatlbn of the multitude of sea, .air, and transportation duties of the government under one government authority. Economy and efficiency is the purpose bciiind the plan to encoJjipass these scattered agencies under one head. Railroads, Inland waterway's, commercial aviation, shipping^ and motor Sus traCQc are proposed to be grouped under a central • government directorate, ; Talk With Woodin. * Before turning today again tb the agricultural problem, Mr, Roosevelt reviewed the transpo^atlon reorganization with William H. Waodln, of New iYork, president of the Alner- Ican C&r and Foundry company, who has been working with him on this Lct :-up. - , =• Arriv,^l of Henry Morganthati Jr., who has been tho agent between the presidentrcloct and congress on farm relief legislation, gave opportunity to go Into the agrlcultiural situdtioh, ; ' Mr. Roosevelt Is standing fl|Tnly by the; Intention to have the-; domestic :allotment bill enacted; In lime to! make it applicable to i> the' 1933 crop|. Fully realizing the .hazards before It at this session, be Is dctex-min^ that it be made a law at an extra saiT- After, weeks here and session If such Is neces- of intensive study in. New York on govjem- n:':;ntal" cares, Mr. Roosevelt has a week-end! holiday of - politics? In' sight. rE^mocralic leaders. Including James a Parley, national chairman, are' due here to help Roosevelt celebrate his fifty-first birthday. ; ' t ' ~ Cruise is Planned. Another round-up of riatlonaj Issues wiil be undertaken next Week before _the president-elect departs February .3 for his .tejj-day yaiht- Ing' and fishing cruise. Mr. Roosevelt has sounded • out his available cabinet material and •is about ready to announce " his choice but '-..^t annotmcement ii not expected before the middle of February. ' While depending on some veterans fori his ofQcial family. Including Senatons Glass of Virginia, 'and. Walsh of Montana, it is believed Roosevelt is casting about generally for young men. < ' NEGRO ADMITS MDRDjSR Confession Tells of Luring B-Yj'a*- Old White Girt Into a Cell^ Whfere She Was Fonnd Dead: New York, Jan. 27. (AP)—A gaudy pencil,' whose red, blue and gold stripes; coaxed 6 -year-old Helen Slerler- to horror and death in .i Brooklyn cellar, forced a confession today from a young Negro that, he attacked and strangled her. ]. Lloyd Price,- 22 years old ind handsome, sat grinning and smofelni? cigarettes in a police station before dawn today. Detectives had been questioning him for seven hours, "Naw, boss," he said for the hundredth: time. "I wouldn't do a tiling like that." "But: look at this pencil," a detective said softly. p"It was found Jn the cellar. Your] and she saj'.s it mother's outside belonged to your dead father. She iays it disappeared from -her bureau! drawer two days ago. ; I "Is my mother out th?re?" the Negro- said, v ;ith a laugh. "Well. Cap'n; I want tO clear ""my- c6n- science. Get some one In here who can write and I'll tell you kbout It." The confession said that[ Wednesday afternoon he left his home and went but on the streets looking "^or a child." It told how he approached Helen as she played on a sidewalk, showed her 25 cents and, the pencil and 'tmado her eyes brighten." ; "I took her by the hand," he was, quoted as saying, "and led; her liito a hallway. As I was carrying Jier down]; the cellar stairs, she started,' to struggle and I stnick her In the' face.'? ' : He! carried the little form ta a dark lend of the cellar, the confession ;sald, and assaulted her. She cried' out, "Mamma, mamma," and grewistlll. Price said he lit a matich, found a piece of clothesline, tied It about the girl 's neck and crept away'. ; Orte hundred policemen, sptirted by a frightened and furious populace-in the dingy tenement district, ransacked the neighborhood Ifor houra. Price was one of a nimiber of suspects picked up. Pollpe stts-. picldns grew when they learned >he had; served two reformator:^; tertna for attacks on boys. ! They said that In addition; to the assault on the Sterler girl, he admitted attacking ah 18-year-<Sld Negro girl jseveral weeks ago. Helen iwasj the fifth school girl to be attacked in the same neighborhood ,in iessS than |two years. Three were killed, another seriously injured and. the;fifth faieat off her assallmt. ':

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