Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 31, 1933 · Page 1
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COMP . T0PEKA»1«J89< r THE VOLUME XXXVI. No. 81. Successor to The lola Daily liegister, The lola Daily Record, and lola Daily Index. lOLA, KAS., TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 31, 1933. ThB Weekly Register, Established 1367 The Tola Daily Register, Established 1897 SIX PAGES ELSMOREMAN TORTURED BY ^ TWO ROBBERS William Rice Tells of Efforts to Force Him to ; Reveal Cache PAIR FLEE WITH $4 Pliers Used to Bend Back His Toes, Rice Says iit Report to Sheriff I A rcporlj of being tortured by two men trjing to learn ifrom him the hiding jjlace of a large sum of money they said he had' was :given by \yilliarti Rice, a farmer living alone near Elsmore, to Sheriff Bud Hurley last night. After ransack- •ing his hou .se and holding him prisoner for more than an hour the two departed with a .sum slightly' ire excess! of $4,|Ricc told the .sheriff. , According to the farmer's account, two men sibout 30 or 35 years old. parked the!^-. automobile in the road and walked up the lane to his house ^nd asked liim for .some gasoline, telling hint the supply in their automobile had become exhausted. They followed him about for .some time as he went after a quantity of the'^fucl and then produced revolvers and forced Rice into hLs house. They bound him hand and -foot, using wire on his wrists. Then they demanded that he tell them the hiding place of the large amount of money they' claimed ho had. They said lhey''kncw he had it because they knew • he had been buying quantities of corn recently and had been paying ca .sh for it Rice maintained that he had,only $4 on the place and that he* had been paying for the corn he bought by mean .s of checks, producing bank books and stubs in an effort to convince the robbers, ^ ' When he continued to deny that there was' any money secreted on the farm. Rice said the men "burned his feet witli something that was not Are." presumably acid, or ' as was suggested in one quarter, with dry Ice. -They also took a pair of pliers and used them to bend hLs toes backward in an effort to force an admi.ssioii from him. Hlce said the men, finding their J efforts of no avail, took his $4 and departed, telling him that; a man >'6Uld be back in about an hour to set him free. The man did not ap- ; pear but Rice was able to free him- 'sclf within . about that time. He called Sheriff Hurley who. with •Undei-sheriff Otis Lambelh. went to the Rice farm but so far.have found ' no trace of the robbers. • Rice was 'not severely injijred by the torturers, being able to w'ear shoes and walk, with no' difficulty .shortly after he had relcB .sed himself from his rope and wire bonds. Rice waA able to give, only a brief description: of his a.ssailants, and .wa.s unable to tell either the make of the automobile thev used or tlic dir6ctl6n they went after leaving his farm. BRIGGS STRIKE BROKEN- BODIES MOVE AGAIN. Detroit, Jan. 3T. (AP)—The Brlggs manufacturing company, whose plants have been tied up for a week byj a strike of automobile body workers, announced at 2 o'clock-today had resumed the production of bodies In Its Highland Park plant for the new Ford car. The announcement w;as made by Mirt L. Brlggs ,secand vice-president and a.ssistant general manager of the Brlggs company. The announcement said' that 800 men and women were at work in the Highland Park plant. The day beiore the strike a week ago, 2.134 workers were enrolled at the plant. Mr. Eriggs pointed out that Ford bodies were made only at his company's Highland Park plant ahd that the strike at the other plants on the east side, had no bearing upon the Ford work. He said, however, that 400 men and women have been hired and are working on plants. Ford plants throughout the country were shut dovm following the strike of Brlggs body wofkers. The Ford company has announced It would resume operations as soon as a flow of bodies was assured. ( CONVER^ION.S AT LAHARPE, I. ; Interest Runs Hiffh As Young Preacher Continues Revival. •Twelve -per .sons came forward In .st night during the revival service, being conducted In Uie LaHarpc Christian church by Russell Crouch. a.ssisted by FiTd Steele, both of lolal The conversions came after the congregation had refused to let the .series end after two i weeks of meetings. Per.sons who have attended the revh'al are enthusiastic in their accourits of the ability of the preacher who Is only 19 jyears old. Crouch; Is a student In the lola junior: college, and was born in Moran. He attended the University of Kansa-s for one ycai- and after his year here Intends to return to continue his preparation for the ministrj'. 4 7 LAST DAY OF FUR SEASON. r : • • — -, Traps and Dogs Should jBe Taken Up Today, Warden Says. /: 'With the fur season ^closing in today, A. B. Shaughnessy. —deputy state game warden, issued a warning to trappers In this section that in accordance with the law all •.i traps .should be taken up today and all fur dogs bo kept tied lip. ..^ Under the law fur dealers have ten I days in which to dispose of all furs on hand. Later shipments. Mr. Shauglincssy said, may be allowed • when netiessary on si^ecial permit 1 ? issued by the warden on application • which would be made at once. " . Mr. Shaughnessy said that strict enforcement of the law will follow. WEATHER and ROADS FOR KANSAS—Partly ' cloudy, ' roider in cast and spath portion.s tonight; Wednesday fair, warmer in northwest' portion. FOR tQLA—Partly rloudy and colder toiflght; Wednesday fair. Tempernture—Highest yesterday • 55. lowest last night 46; normal for today 30: excess yesterday 20: excess since January 1st, 406 degrees; this dale last year—highest 37; lowest 13. Precipitation for the 24 • hours ending at' 7 a. m. today. .01 ji total 'for this year to date, 1.36; icxcess since Januarj- 1st .04 Inches. Relative humidity at 7 a. in. today 88 per cent; barometer reduced to sea le\'el. 29.78 inches. Sun rises 7:28 a. m.; sets 5:44 p. m- \ .Kansas Weather and Dirt Roads. Manhattan. Emporia, | Qttaw^a, Coffej-vlUe, Sallna. . Pittsburg. Topeka, Arkansas City, 'Wichita, iDodge City, clcai], roads good. BUSINESS CLUB TO BE FORMED lolans Agree to Go Ahead On Proposal to Organize tommercially Fifty lola business'men. meeting at the Kelley hotel last night, gave their iinanimous endorsement to a proposal to organize a new commercial club for lola. The organization itself will take place next Monday night following the meeting of the Current Topics club at which time a name will be chosen, officers will be elected, and a general plan of organization and activity will beprcsehted by a committee appointed last night for that purpose. The meeting last night was gen- oral and informal In character, the only specific decisions being first, to; "go ahead." and second, to hold a meeting the following Monday for the purpose of adopting a' plan of organization and electing officers. Prom the discussion which was held, however. It may safely be predicted that the new organization will—'' 1. Have dues of a dollar a year. 2. Have no paid officers. 3. Hold, general meetings of the entire membership once a month which will be open forums to discuss matters pertaining to the civic and business Interests of lola. At the' meeting next Monday night, which will be held at 8 o'clock following Current Topics at the Portland hotel, everyone interested In the movement Is Invited to be present. Any citizen of Tola or lola's trade territory Is eligible to be a member. BUSINESS AND LAWMAKERS IN EFFORTS TO AID Meanwhile, the Farmer Observes Attiempts to Lift His Burden MORATORIA GRANTED Conciliation Committees Formed to Adjust Mutual Difficulties MURRAY BOND ISSUE UP Oil Proration Investigation Bares ' Proposal of Governor to Float Bonds on Newspaper. Oklajioma City, Jan. 31. (APi— Tlie $100,000 bond is.suc which Governor 'William H. Murray and other owners of the Blue Valley Farmc:^ weekly paper, obtained ' permission to issue In 1931 cropped out in testimony before the Oklahoma senate's oil proration investigators today. Col Cicero I. Murray.' the governor's cousin In charge of niilltary enforcement of proration, who also is business manager and part owner of the paper, said the issue was authorized but never sold. "•We accepted applications for $1,250 after the bonds were printed, but decided it wasn't a good business time to expand and refunded the money," testified Col. Murray. Col. Murray was also questioned closely by Senator S. Morton Rutherford of Tulsa; concerning a letter signed by Governor Murray in March. 1931, asking Oklahoma City oil producers to contribute to the expense fund of the oil states advisory committee, of which Cicero Murray was chairman. "Frank P. Burford, now dead, was attorney for the operators' committee at the time and told me he thought it would be quite proper for the producers to contribute," Col. Murray explained. "I discussed it with the governor and he said he thought the plan was legal, and wrote a letter addressed to the producers association asking them to advance some money. Later he and I talked it; over and decided perhaps this was not quite in lino, and might prove embarrassing, so I asked Mr. Burford to return the letter and |ie did." Earlier.. Albert John.son. field superintendent of the H. F, Wilcox Oil & Gas Co., testified that several other wclLs of the I. T. I. O. Company. Sllck-Urschcl intcrcsUs. and. The Phillips Co., had produced without reporting to the proration otfici and that he had affidavits prepared or ready to be prepared showing this to be the case. Col; Murray was asked to produce the proration office reports of these companies' wells on the dates named by Johnson. Bam and House Bum. The fire department answered a call to the corner of Neosho and Vermont at about 2 a. m. today and foimd a bam virtually destroyed and a two-room house in flames. The blaze in the house was extinguished, but the barn was consumed. No estimate of the loss was available. The property was unoccupied. Des Moines, Jan. 31. (AP)—The dirt farmer sat on his mortgage plastered throne today as big business and legislative bodies in seven states and the District of Columbia rushed to his rescue. Big business, represented by five Insurance companies among those holding 400 million dollars worth of moitgages in Iowa alone, bowed before the farmer with [definite pledge OS and Indications of moratorla in his plight. Beside the Insurer^ stood legislators with their pencils poised to draft relief bills and their hands on the keys of voting machines to bring aid to the man who supplies their com cakes and sausages. A scries of events moved swiftly yesterday to turn the spotlight. on the overalled king. What the farmers may expect in the .way of assistance lies In these develdpments: l.v The New York Life Insurance company, through its president, Thomas A. Buckner. led the parade of insurers in proclaiming a private moratorium on farm foreclosures. 2. The Aetna, Connecticut Mutual, Phoenix Mutual, and Connecticut General Life Insurance companies have telegraplied Governor Clyde Herring of Iowa that they will comply with his proclaimed request to hold up farm foreclosures. Others May Follow. 3. A census led to the belief that the same action may be taken by other companies. 4. -The Iowa senate committee, on emerrrency legislation, approved a proposal to form a statewide organization to assist both mortgagor and mortgagee. Fifteen senators , were assigned extra ditty last night to help in.drafting a bill which; should be ready for consideration today. 5. A South Dakota newspaper­ man—W.R. Ronald of Mitchell- attempted to override the Institute' of American Meat Packers in a heariri*?: on tRe'domesttCailotmeht bill at \Va.shington In defending the price fixing measure. He differed with the views held by the meat packers that the- bill would be harmful. 6. The national house of representatives gave approval to the binkruptcv reform bill which will give the farmer a chance to at least p.vplnin his mortgage diiticulties to a federal court judge wlUi a possibility of arbitration. Nebraska Board at Work. 7. Nebraska's Govcmor Br\'an set to work a conciliation Ixsard to Iron out disagreement between debtors and creditors to halt demonstrations and smooth the path for legitimate adjustments. 8. The Chicago joint stock land bank entered into agreement with «n Iowa farmer to withhold foreclosure nroceedlngs for at least one year while the farmer continues to oncrate the projDerty and pay rent. The action Is the same as that taken by a Des Molhes land bank for a Minnesota man who said he was President Hoover's cousin. 9. In Michigan, Colorado, Minnesota, and Nebraska Farm Holiday groups joined to protect tax sales and to hear sheriffs and judges accede to their demands and help nlcad their troubles witii mortgage holders. 10. At Cherokee, Iowa, a grand j\iry indicted five men and six "John Docs" for the part they played in allegedly firing on holiday farm pickets at the height of the farm strike fall. A bank president, the sheriff, a doctor, and eight others were included In the indictments rctiu-ned, charging assault with intent to commit murder, "conspiracy to gas, shoot and beat" and perjury. ; i ' , A Dilemma. 11. Interstate commerce commissions' Minneapolis and; Denver to hear arguments on lowering freight rates on grain and livestock were aware of the farm mortgage situation as they debated whether farmers or the railroads are most in need of help. 12. At Bowling Green, O .i eight hundred farmers attended a "mortgage protest" meeting here at w?hich it was announced that Governor George Wliite had selected a board of five members to act as mediators between creditors and debtors In six northwestern Ohio agricultural counties. Farmers Rev^ting to Practic^ of Pioneers Finding it Impossible to Grow^roduce for Sale at a Profit, Farmers Are Making Themselves Self-Sustaining By Using Their Crops^o Feed Themselves. NO DUNFEE SUCCESSOR YET. Absence of Hoyt Prevents Action on Police Department Appointment. Although today is the last as lola chief of iwlicc for E. J. Dunfec, no successor has" been named by the city commissioners. Dunfee resigned recently, effective February 1. No names wero suggested In the commission meeting this morning, and no action was taken, due In part to the absence ojf Finance Commissioner Carol Hojl. Templar Con([lave at Newton. Newi;on, Kas.. Jaii. 31. (AP)—It was announced riero today that the annual conclave I of the grand com- mandery of Knlihts of Templar of Kansas will be hteld in Newton May 9 and 10. The original plan to meet at Junction Citjj was changed, thp announcement said, at the request of the commandiry there. The .1932 conclave was hel^ here. "v Washington, Jan. 31. (AP)— Farming methods of the pioneers are being revived in many branches of American Agriculture to help weather the economic storm. Unable to grow crops which yield a cash return equal to the cost of production, fanners are flllihg their own needs from their fields, gardens and bams and depending less on products they formerly purchased. Everything that can be patched or repaired is being put back in service. The bureau of agricultural economics said today that the "llve-at- home" program in every state amounts toi a rising tide of self- sufficiency among individual farmers. The movement has been stimulated in some sections by the "baclc-to-the-farm" trend, representing a drift of city unemployed to low-priced or abandoned lands. The manner of living on farms is undei;golng such rapid changes that agricultural extension workers are being called upon daily to supply information seldom requested in the 15 years before 1929. | Home crafts range from this best way to cure a ham on ah Iowa farm to metliods of tapping imaple trees long untouched In Ohio. Farm women are fashioning more of their MYSTERY IN SLAYING OF REAL ESTATE MAN Citian Found Shot Near Pleasanton After Foreclosure Sale riear Mound City. Mound City, Kas., Jan. 31. (AP)— Mystery today cloaked the slaying of Luther D. Marr, 67-year-old Kansas City real estate dealer, and former Tulsat Okla., Banker, found fatally wounded last night near his bullet riddled automobile two miles south of Pleasanton. Kas. Mr. Marr came to Kansas City yesterday to attend a, • foreclosure sale on a 500-acre. farm, on .which he held the mortgage. The! farm, located near Blocourt had been sold a few years ago by. the real estate dealer to John N. HolzatJfel, former Kansas City druggist, now employed in the drug store of liis Jjrotl)er-in-, law at Colony. Marr bought the farm back at the foreclosure sale yesterday to protect the balance due him on the property. He then started to Chanute. Kaasas. where he owTicd another large farm. The real e.statc dealer had been shot several times with both .22 and .38 calibre firearms, ofBcers here said after viewing the wounds. Notified at her home in Kansas City, Mrs. Emma Marr, hls: wife rushed to Port Scott last hlght and was at the bedside of her. husband when he died. At her home Ui Kansas City today, Mrs. Marr said herhtisband liad feared trouble at the sale and had left his ring and' watch at home, carrying only a small amoimt of money. She said he hadnot been robbed. Pootprln(.s in the gravel near where his body was found Indicated the former banker had struggled with his assailants. His overcoat was torn In two. His hfit was cut to pieces. Beneath hlqi on the ground was the magazine of a .22 calibre rifle. A .38 calibre revolver also was found near the car. Man- had taken a .22 calibre rifle on the trip. •When Mr. Marr left his home yesterday he carried an abstract to the farm to be sold. It was missing from, the papers found scattered about his car. E\'idence at the scene Indicated, officers said: that Marr was Inflating a tire when attacked, and that he attempted to repel the attack of his slayers. Mr. Marr was bom in Liberty. Mo., and was reared in Plattsburg. He started in the banking business in Mansfield. Mo., arid later went to Tulsa, where he engaged in banking and real estate until 1917.' He was appointed to the first .school commission of the state by Governor Haskell. He went to Kansas City in 1917. Marr is survived by his widow and a son. Dr. Luther R. Mlarr Jr.. of Reseda. Calif. Ho'lzapfel told a reporter over long i distance telephone from Colony to- j day that he did not attend the "fore- ' closure sale j-esterday. The bureau of records at police headquarters in Kansas City where Holzapfel oper- ; ated a drug store several years show i he ^-as arrested there seven times between June 6, 1928 and November 25, 1930. • ; ^ The first arrest on a liquor charge was dismissed the following day bv the prosecutor. The other arrests were on gambling charges. No disposition of these cases is shown on the record. Swn garments out of handy mater; kl such as fiour and feed bags and I id biu-lap saclcs. In wooded sec- Ions the old art of splitting a rail ^ being studied to provide less cost­ er fences. • I I In Kentucky, T. ^ R. Bryant, as- astant director of the state exten- »on jservice, reported to the department of agriculture that dl- '^rsifled production and home pror vlslohing is rapidly increasing. "V "In times of prosperity it is sometimes difficult to convince large qumbers of farm families of the importance of these matters," Bryant ^Id. "Under present conditions the Importance is more obvious and it seems wise that the extension service should increase its emphasis .upon such points." In the Kentucky program, repre- ^ntatlve of plans being undertaken iii many states, farmers arc being urged to: ji Till only the best land where the opportunity if low production cost is gjreatest, with poorer lands being, de- TOted to pasturage and sub-marginal latids to forestry, ' Provide adequate gardens, suf- flclent to fumlsh the family with a ^ear-round supply of staple vegeta- ttles, and orchards to provide sup- lilles of fruits. -, Can, preserve, dry or otherwise prepare to store winter food supplies with canning or poultry and .<kher meats at times when supplies are cheapest. " Provide milk and' otVicr dairy IM-oducts mainly from home-grown feed, and other food products within the boundaries of the farm. In North Carolina extension workers estimated that its state program of self-sufficiency on farms was worth 55 million dollars in one year to the state In j increased food and feed production; CONGRESS TO^ EARS IN WORK ASENDNEARS Necessary Legislation on Top as Clamor for Emergency Laws Rises FOR TEMPORARY AID Robinson Asks Action to Relieve Mortgage Burden in This Session OFFENSE AT A CARTOON Junior Red Cross Work in Ma-ssar chusetts School Discontinued Because of Magazine Drawing. Somerville, Mass., Jan. 31. (AP)— All Jimlor Red Cross activities stood discontinued in the public schools of Somerville. today by unanimous vote of the Somerville school committee. *T5i6tribut4on-of the January issue of "The National Jimior Red Cross News." a publication of the American Red Cross, also was ordered suppressed at last night's school committee meeting.' A drawing in the cunent issue of the "Red Cross News" was denounced by school committeemen as sacrilegious," and the bans were placed on the Junior Red Cross activities and the national publication until an apology from the publishers Is forthcoming." The "offensive" drawing, termed by Committeeman Louis B, Connelly, "a cartoon that Is an insult to more than 20 million Americans," depicts a priest In vestments administering the sacrament of communion to a donkey held on a string by a small child. The drawing shows the small child, in Spanish costume, and is used to Illustrate a chlldren.'s story of Spain, The story teUs the tale of a small'Spanish boy, whose donkey became 111. The lad loved the donkey dearly, and, fearing the animal woiild die, took him to the parish priest. The story continues to tell how the sacrament.of commtmion was given and the donkey saved. Protests against the drawing were first made to school committee members by parents of public-school children, among whom 15.000 copies of the magasane are distributed. Connelly charged "the sensibilities of many people have been offended by this cartoon, which'can only be interpreted as ridiculing the great central ac6 of worship of a great religious denomination." He added: "This is the compensation we receive for our work and contributions to the Red Cross." A NEW WHEAT PLAN Fargo Farmer Advises Buying and Not Sowing This Year. •Washington, Jan. 31. (AP)—With but one more month to go, congress found it§elf ' today deep piled in routine legislation which must be disposed of, and Ijeset by clamor for emergency action of countless kinds. Senator Robinson, the Democratic leader, urged upon the senate banking committee fast action on a temporary program to suspend farm foreclosures, pointing out that too little time remains for final action on a permanent law at this session. The house labor committee pushed forward, with its endorsement of a bill making the five-day week compulsory In industry, and its chairman sought aid of house leaders to obtain a vote. Conzens Frobes RaU Loans. Senator Couzens (R., Mich.) opened an.hivestigatlon'of raUroad loans by the, Reconstruction corporation to gather support for his resolution to suspend all such loans pending enactment of the new bankruptcy bill passed by the house yesterday, imder .which railroad reorganization is intended to be greatly facilitated. Chairman Steagall of the house banking committee, while expressing little hope for final passage of the Glass bank reform bill this session pledged his committee to advance study on it so that quick action would be possible by the next congress. A house postoffice committee adopted a resolution calling on the postmaster general not to institute changes In the airmail routes, which he had intended to put in force tomorrow. The congressmen want the question left open for the next administration. Demos Gum G. O. P. Moves. House Democrats acted also to put a stop to the Republican campaign for new tariff • legislation. Holding this ,an issue belonging to the next overwhelmingly Democratic congress. Floor Leader Ralney called a parta *5aucus for tomorrow; If all house ^temocrats bind themselves to vote against the Republican sponsored bill to raise tariffs in proportion to depreciation bf foreign cmrencleS, it can not jjass despite the petition which will force Its consideration by the house shortly. The senate agriculture committee heard more opposition to the domestic allotment farm relief bill from wheat milling interests and from a past president of the Kansas Livestock association; The testimony, summed up. was that bread and pork prices would be pushed out of reach of the ordinary consumer. The. business before =both senate and house was action on appropriation bills, with economy considerations uppermost. Prompt passage of an emergency farm rellfef program, designed to sus^ pcnd foreclosiu-es and ease the agricultural credit situation, was urged by Senator Robinson. Appearing to give an explanation of a farm credit measure sponsored by him. Senator Robinson told the committee the current congress' time was so limited It may be found impossible to work out and pass at this session a permanent measure relating to farm mortgages, j "In that view it is suggested that WRITER IS DEAD the committee give cons Ideration to MORE STREET GRAVEL DOWN. Gang Completes Breckenrldge. 'Vine, and Starts on North Second. Two blocks on Vine between Sycamore and Cottonwood have been graveled and the gang working on the cooperative unemployment relief project spon.sored by the city and the lola 'Welfare association, is now busy on a similar job on North Second. The Vine street graveling was completed yesterday shortly after the first project, Breckenridge from State to Washington, was completed. The work on North Second will probably consist of surfaciiig three blocks from Lincoln north. Sixteen men were at work yesterday. , Fargo, N. D:. Jan. 31.'; (AP)—A wheat farmer today urged others in the United States to buy wheat now at cunent prices., hold it until next ^ptember and then; sell at a profit; meanwhile allowing fields to lie fal- lOWr Mark Andrews, former sheriff, advanced the plan because he .said, "the grain trade Is willing to. bet us right now that wheat will not be worth more than 48 cents a bushel delivered at Chicago In September." "It costs 29'-i cents a hundred or 18 cents a bushel to get the wheat to Chicago from Fargo, so that means they don't believe wheat will be worth more than 30 cents a bushel in Fargo. It costs 26'-j cents a bushel to get wheat from Beach. N. D., to Chicago; 24 cents a bushel to get it from Dickinson, Wiillston or Crosby. "That would mean a price of 21'^^ cents a bu.shel at Beach; 24 cents at Crosby, WlUlston or Dlckiason. It would mean less than 20 cents a bushel in Montana. "Is there a farmer in North Dakota or Montana who can or will attempt to grow wheat'oh such a basis? "Here is the most amazing opportunity in the history of grain growing in this country to beat thCj grain trade. Instead of raising this wheat, 'why not let our land lie.fallow, or summer fallow, or grow some other crop on it and buy the amount wheat we expect to raise? "They will carry it fori vts from now to September without a cent of cost to us and deliver it at Chicago." preparing and passing an emergency measure.." Robinson continued, 'pending the enactment of more permanent legislation. "If foreciosures can bei suspended, the committee and congr ;ss can take more time to work out a more.per­ manent program. J . * Robinson suggested that as an emergency riieasure the committee consider favorably the bill of Senator Hull (D., Tenn.) providing for: A Moratorium for Two Years. A two-year moratorium on farm mortgage payments, • Interest and taxes delinquent 12 montlis or longer. Authority for the Reconstruction C^orporation to lend up to 1^000 million to help tide farmers over the emergency. = Hull has estimated that without such action 4 million farmers will default in their tax payments due for 1932 bankrupting state and local governments" in the agricultural areas.. Robinson explained to the committee his own more permanent bill, which would set up a 1,000 million dollar agricultural refinance corporation to'refinance farm mortgages at 3 per cent interest. ; Other points he stressed in,connection with the measure were that it' provided for:' Stopping foreclosures by providing for composition and extension of the farmers's debt. Strengthening the land bank sy.s- tem to permit extension of mortgages. JOHN GALSWORTHY London,, Jan. 31. (AP)—John Galsworthy, Britlsji novelist and dramatist and 1932 Nobel prize winner, died today. He was 65 years old. The famous writer had been suffering from anemia and was in a grave condition for the past week. The illness developed from a severe cold contracted last month. This prevented him from going to Stockholm to receive the Nobel prize award^ December 10.' His certificate was received from King Gustaf by the British minister to Sweden. Archibald J. C.Kerr. Galsworthy died at 9:15 a. m., after being unconscious for several hours previous to the end. BRONSON PHYSICIAN INJURED. Pioneer Doctor, 80, Hurt ^Vhcn Train Strikes Automobile. Fort Scott, Kas., Jani 31. (AP)— Dr. J. S. Cummings, 80, pioneer physician of Bronson, was injiu-ed in the collision of his automobile with a passenger train at Bronson today. He was brought to a hospital here on the train. His injuries were hot believed serious by physicians who attended him. ANNUAL PARTY OF W. ENDS Oratorical Outbursts Cap The Occasion on Birthday of Kansas Topeka, Kas., Jan. 31. (AP)—Festivities connected with observance of the seventy-second anniversary of Kansas's natal, day ended last night' with a burst of oratory at the annual dinner of the Kansas Day club. To the voices of the state's Re-publican leaders who gallier here on the state's birthday anniversary to renew their party allegiance, werfe added those of two easterners. Gov- •ernor John G.; Winant of New Hampshire arid Congressman-elect J. -W. Wad-sworth of New York. Since January 29 fell,on.Sunday, most of the organizations observing the day met yesterday. Tliese inf eluded the Republican service men's club; the Young Republican club; the Women's Press associa^ tion, and the Kansas branch of the League of American Pen Women, . The Republicans were greeted by- Governor Alfred M. Landon in a sliort talk. He was followed by Johni Hamilton, Republican national com-" mitteeman from Kansap, who after; promising a brief address said: Terse Conclusion. "To Republicans and to people who have business with me, my ad-i dress is Topekn. Kas. The others need not apply," The two guest speakers concerned them.selvcs principally with the present economic situation. Speaking of war debts. Cohgress- mart-elect Wadsworth predicted the United States would "be driven eventually through stark necessity" to a downward revision of the obligations owed by foreign nations. Declaring that the transfer of gold to the United States from foreign nations would result in "the further strangulation of our foreign trade,'' he said "we will find that every time we exact payment in gold, our exports will shrink and the price; bf wheat and cotton and pork and copper will go down, down, down." Governor 'Winantj. discussing wages in Industry, ,declared the ultimate solution of a living wage paid in the factory and adequate compensation to those "who produce the bread of life" can only be met by cooperation and the acceptance of "policies that are mutually helpful to both the rural and urban population of this country." Jnd?c Rugan Speak.s. Judge Walter A.Rugan, St. John, the retiring president, urged members of the club not; to be discouraged by the recent setback encountered by the party: in the presidential election. "Let us. as Kansans. as Republicans, look to the future." Judge Rugan said. "Let us cast our lines and reaffirm our party loyalty for under our institutions we serve our state and nation. Need I add that it is the patriotic duty of everj'.citizen to be a con.stant. and unselfish parti.san in the organization that brings the greatest good to the greatest number of people." Other speakers were Mrs. J. F. Jarrell of Topeka and J. H. Wilson, Clay Center, who delivered a "Toast to Kansas." ROOSEVELT TO YOUNG DEMOS ' FOR A CABINET Some Surprises Are Pront- ised WTien Complete ^ Roster Is Out THREE POSTS FILLED HENRY jyhhKS ORANDFA 'niER. Son Bom to Former Urnriclta Allen in Bucharest. Wichita, Jan. 31. (AP^—A cablegram announcing the birth today of a 7-pound son to Mr. and Mrs. Julius Holmes of Bucharest, has been received at the office here of former governor and United States Senator Henry J. Allen. Mrs. Holmes Is the former Henrietta Allen, daughter -of Mr. and Mrs. Allen and has lived in Bucharest, where her husband is secretary of the American I legation,., since their (marriage here .about a year ago. i I " . i' \ Mother and son are "doing nicely," the cablegram said; Belief That a Woman Will Get Job as Labor Head: Is Firmly Fixed ^ Warm Springs, Ga., Jan. 31. (Ap) —With a nucleus of veterans for bis cabinet, President-elect Roosevelt is going into the younger Democratic fold for the rest of thfe official farti- ily. Some surprises are In prospect. Fresh doubt over the complete make-up of.the cabinet was cast l|y Mr. Roosevelt himself j when he pulj- licly told the Democratic leaders here last night, "I regard the cabinet as peculiarly my own 'Official family to be named only by me." ^ Sitting before a birthday cake hd had just carved, the president -eleot. made this statement to newspaper-: men and called attention to his pa- lltlcal advisers standing In the clrcl'D' about the table here In the Merl^: wether Inn. It was In response to an Inquiry whether he had talked cablr. net with '^he Democratic leaders as^ sembled here. He said, "•no." Farley the Guiding Hand. Nevertheless, James A. Farley, na'i tional chairman; Louis M. Howe, po­ litical'secretary, and Frank Waltej, national treasurer, who are meeting about the Roosevelt table these days, are talking over some of the thous^- ands of federal appointments totq made-. To be guided more surely, thci' would like to know who the pres^.-. dent-elect has in mind for the choice cabinet offices. ^ ^ ' It is the concensus that three and possibly four places are definitely settled: Senator Glass of Virginli; for secretary of tlie treasury; SenSr. tor 'Walsh of Montana, for attornej'r general; and James A. Farley, 4t New York, for postmaster-general. Some of the group add "It is all fixed for Miss Prances Perkins, Ne^ York .state commissioner of labor, to have the labor department post, if so, she will be the first woman evisr to be in the cabinet of the presldeJit of the United States. Mum Until Saturday. ;': Standing pat by his intention '^.6 announce no appointments befojfe sailing Saturday on a ten-days flsri- ihg., southern waters, ^I. Roosevelt is saying nothing. ..: But the files carried by "Genij?l Jim" Farley as he goes back and forth to the Roosevelt cottage ahr viously contain a lot of names for some of the high offices to be given by the next president. j' • In these files are believed to be the names of such men as Newt(?n D. Baker of Oliio, for ambassador to London: Judge Robert W. Binghafti, Louisville publisher, for the Pai,ts diplomatic post; Robert Dunhaai, Cliicago banker, for Berlin; aiid Clark C. Gerry, of Rhode Island, for other Important offices. •'. As for the other cabinet offices, the politicians admit they are a lltWn bit dizzy. The speculation persWls that Owen D. Young, New York' fir nancler. Is wanted by Roosevelt B,S secretary of state to assist him Jn the forthcoming debts and economic negotiations-with the European nk- tionis. • _ ' Barklcy for War Post. The 'same speculation sugges).s Senator.Barkley of Kentucky fpi* secretary of war; Archibald MCNMI. and O. Max Gardner of North Carolina for secretary of the navy: Frank Murphy of Minnesota and Henry "Wallace of Iowa for secretaly of agriculture; Henry Harriman ht' Boston and iBemard M. Baruch a»d Jesse Straus of New York for secretary of commerce: and Senator Cutting of New Mexico, and former Governor Dem of Utah for secretary of Interior. CHINA INTO THE Altt Leaders Looking 'Toward Strengthening of Air Forces. Shanghai, China, Jan. 31. (AP)— A group of Nationalist governmejrit leaders at Nanking today announced they were considering the Introdu^ir tion of legislation providing for the purchase by the government of 1,700 fighting "airplanes in "the, shortest po-ssible time." • i It was hoped at the same time lo increase efforts to train pilots. , , The proponents of the legislation stated that in addition to government financing of the project, the city, county and provincial goveni- ments also would be asked to ral/ie funds and that the public would be asked to subscribe. : They expressed belief that a strong air force would take the riatlon long way toward solution of the Chine-se-Japanese dispute. The Nationalist government for marly months has been quietly tiirnlng lis attention to aviation, including the purchase of airplanes and the e.stalj- lishment of air schools. ^ North China advices today reported numerous,minor cse clashes In recent days among the Jehol-Manchukuo border. The Chinese claim the Japanese were shifting the spearhead, of their po.sslblo Jehol invading force to the northeastern Jehol • border, "apparently planning to begin the big thrust in that quarter instead of furthftr south.", Chinese Thrown Back Again. ' ; Chlnchow. Manchuria. Jan 3,1." (AP)—For.the fourth time hi five days the Chinese attacked again early this morning at Chiumenkow, 12 miles north of Shanhaikwafa, where the Japanese hold a pass through the great wall. The fight lasted two hours and a half but tie Chinese were repulsed.

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