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C 0 M P . TOPEKA ,M,A99< THE lOLA DAILY REGISTER VOnU ^IE XXXVI. No. 82. SuccenBor to The loU Ddily Register, The lol» Daily Kecurd, and Iol» Daily Index. lULA, KAS., WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 1, 1933. The Weelcly Kegister. Established \i 867 The lols Daily Register, Established '1897 SIX PAGES A. %. FUNKHODSER NAMED CHIEF OF lOLA; POLICEMEN Commissioners Fill Vacancy Left by Resignation of Dunfee A NATIVE OF lOLA New Chlief a Son in Family of Long Time Residents Here A. y. Punkhouscr, son of John - -Punkllouser who has been a resident ,of lold Xor tn.iny ycare, was appointed chief of police of the lola force today; by the city commissioners. He was .sworn in shortly after ihe appoliilment was made known this morning. y The-new chief takes over the Job vacated yesterday by E. J. punfe^, veterqn peac* officer of lola and Allen county, who resigned some time _.ago. the resignation to be In effect (after Fcbruiry I. Dunfec's reslgna- tlbncild noj. affect any other members of the [orcc. Chief Fu^ikl'.ouscr Is a native of lola, havlnr been born hcrre and liavlng spc: t most of his youth here.; He aJ,tcnded the city schools of lola. H;; i.s well known rtmons the older inhabitants Although jhLs Bcquiilnlance among those persons who have njiovcd to lola within the past 15 years has been limited be- caase' of his ab.sence from lola. The new police head left lola In 1914 and went :to Cl(|veland. Ohio, where he was; conriec ,ed with a large bank there for seyeral years. He retained his position with thebank throughout the wor d war. Mr. Funkhouser returned with his wife to Tola about a year ago and slnce*.;then has divided his time between lola land the home of Mrs. .Funkhqu.ser[s parents. They have no cKUdrenL j The police chief said today that the apix)inthient came to him as a surpiise. although he had "entertained hoptyi of receiving the post.; ''Of course it i.s too.soonJfor me to make aniy statement about, what DEMOCRATS KILL FUND FOR AIR MAIL, Washington, Feb. 1. (AP)— . The senate today adopted a proposal by Democratic Leader Robinson striking the 19 million dollar fund for air mail from the treasury-post office bill. The vote was 39 to 35. The vote was a victory for the Democrats in their efforts to slash appropriations and help by that much in balancing the budget foj.the new administration. It came after Sena;tor Mc^Kellar (D., Tenn.) was defeated 5* in an attempt to cut the 19 million dollar fund in half and Senator Metcall (Rv, R. L) succeeded with an amendment to reduce It; to 10 million dollars. Robinson argued that several months remained before the new administration will be called upon to act on new air mall contracts and meanwhile the matter could be worked out at a reduced cost, the appropriation to be made later in a deficiency bill. Eight Republicans and 30 Democrats and the Farmer-Labor senator—Shlpstead of Minn, voted for the Robinson proposal. Five Democrats—Copeland, Cos- tlgan. Long, McGlll and Reynolds—Joined 30 Republicans against It. COUNTY BUYS A NEW RADIO CAR Automobile ' Equioped to Receive Police Broadcasts on Road I amigolng to do as chief of police," he said, "but I can say that I am going to do liiy best to promote co-operation on the force and to cooperate myself with the city com- nilssl^ners. lolii as a town is one of the best and I want the police force; to rate right along with the town.?' I Mr;- Dunfee was out of uniform today; for thjefirs^. time since he took over Ihe office when Mayor Harmon Hobart's admihlstratlon came in last spring. Wriat plans he has for the futurie he did 'not divulge. The former chief has been a well know^i figure in lola for many years, having .served as a peace officer in severpil different capacities. He was undersheriff. slierlfr, probation officer iand a member of the city police force during the time he has lived jhere. JAMES GISH IS DEAD Father of Leo Gish Succumbs After Illness of Six Months James W. GLsh, cu.stodlan of the lola ,Masonic temple, died at 7:40 p. m. yesterday at his home, 801 East Broadway, at the age of 69 years; Mr. Gish had been In failing health for .six months and his death was not une :Xi )ecled although it came as ^ shock to an unu.sually wlderclrclc of friends and acquaintance^ he had in this community., ThiB body will he in .state thLs afternoon and this evening at the Waugh Yijncral home, but there will ^ ,be no funeral .services here/ He will be taken to Fort Scott r tomorrow where funeral .services will be held at 2':30 in f,he afternoon, the Rev. Levi:Wooil. of thelFort Scott United Brethren church bEBciating. Burial w1ir .be made in the'family lot at the Forri Scott cjemetery. • Mr. and Mrs. Gish came to Ida eight years ago.from Bourbon coun- ,V ty Where they had lived since 1865. .During thesp eight years, Mr. Gish hasjbeen custodian of tlie local Masonic temple and has!been'a mem- , ber -of all ii\e Masonic bodies. A Masonic senlce will be held in con-! nection with the funeraf in Fort Scott. Mr. Gish is survived by his wife, his son Leo!of lola, his son Lyle of Port Scott, three sisters In Bourbon couiity and one brother In Hartford, Kansas. • Garden i City Finally Wins. Garden City. Kas.. Feb. 1. (API- Garden City junior college was fondling today its first conference basHet ;ball victory^ since 1924. It defeated the Arkansas City junior college 38 to 26 here last night. TOATHER and ROADS FOR KANSAS: Generally fair tonight:. Thursday nnscttlcd, possibly rain or snow in northeast portion. For lola and Vicinity: F'alr to- ni^^t; nnsciiticd weather Thursday; littie change in temperature. "Itmperatiire — Highest yesterday. 58: ilowest last night,,30; normal for today 30; excess yesterday 14; "cx- cesi since January 1. 420 degrees; this date last year, highest, 42; lowest,; 25. Precipitation for the 24 hours end­ ing'at 7 a.,m. today. .16; total for thi4 year to date. 1.52; excess since Jariuary 1, .16 inch. Relative humidity at 7 a. m. today, 84 peir cent: baromet^ reduced to sea levpl, 29.84 inchps.' Sun rlsesi 7:2.7! a. m.; sun sets, '5:45 p.m. : Weather and Dirt Roads. ;E:mpdria, Manhattan, Ottawa, Sa- linB, Pittsburg, Topeka, Arkansas c4y, Wichita, I clear, roads good. One of the newest aids on the side of tlie law In the race between criminals and Justice has been given to Allen county enforcement officers by the county commissioners. The county took possession today of a new automobile equipped with a short wave radio receiving' set by means of which Sheriff Bud Hurley, for whose' use the machine | is primarily .intended, can receive police broadcasts from nearby cities. The automobile is a Dodge 6, five-passenger sedan and supplants the machine of similar make which had been In service for the past few years and which the county authorities considered had served its usefulness. The new automobile is capable of speeds in excess of 70 miles per hourl its makers say. and has many of the newest improvements which may be found on a car in its price class. ' Commissioner •William Hess, in announcing the purchase today, .said that the entire commission agreed that for the comparatively small extra cost of the short wave radio, the county could not afford to be without the protection It affords. "The day when officers could catch bandits with letters and circulars, or ieven telegrams Is past. Those methods are too slow. Now if a crime Is committed, for example. In 'Wichita or Kansas City, the sheriff can learn of It in time to he on the lookout for the criminals. If they are reported heading for lola. by means of the police broadcasts from these cities. And what's more, he can learn of it ainy place he may happen to be in the county. Until now even the fastest written communication might not reach him in time to be of value unless he were in his offi* at the time It arrived." • Mr. Hess said that there was little immediate prospect of any police broadcasting system in lola, but said that "the, time isn't very far off when other towns Close to lola will have such systems Installed, and it. will be even more Imperative then that Allen county officers be equipped with a radio." A KANSAS CITY BANDIT ONE IN IQLA ROBBERY Earl Doyle Charged with Jewel Theft Here Several Years Ago POSSES ON LOOKOUT Search for Thugs Centers Near Coffeyville, Hideout of Wounded Man Earl Doyle, one of the four bandits being sought for the robbery of a North Kansas City bank messenger Saturday, was recalled by lola peace officers today as being one of the men who allegedly participated In the looting of lola Jewelry stores about seven years ago in which gems valued at several thousand dollars were taken. . , The two stores, Leffler's and-Merchant's, were entered during the night and the combinations Imocked off the safes. The robbery .was traced to Doyle who eluded officers attempting to arrest him In northern Oklahoma. Some of the loot was recovered there at that time. The offense was committed when Custer Davis was sheriff of Allen county and. -a warrant was Issued at that time. It never was served, however. FOR NEW UNIFORMS Legion Sponsoring Dance Friday In Expansion Program The Leslie J. Campbell post of the American Legion is soonsorinci a dance at Memorial hall Friday night, the proceeds from wiiich are to be used in the purchase of new uniforms for the drum and bugle corps. Since the ix)st outfitted its con^s In their new equipment, the organization has become so popular that a large waiting list for membership i.n the corps has arisen, according to Earl Hunter, post commander. To carry on their expansion program It will be necessarj' that they purchase some additional uniforms and at least four new bass bugles. 'With these additions the corps' will be able to play music other than the regulation army bugle calls, and will not be limited in. their field of numbers^ AH of the championshio drum and bugle corps have their organizations built un in this manner, and In competition are given certain numbers to play, which would be Impossible for the local corps to play equipped as they are now. Hunter pointed out. For their dance they have secured one of Omaha's outstanding. dance bands. LeShure and Scarls and their Globe Trotters. Tlie Globe Trotters arc a fca^ tured R, K. O. attraction and last summer played the entire season at Bella Vista. Ark. The band is a great favorite in Oklahoma City. TUlsa and Bartlesvllle where they have appeared a number of times. Farmers Union Meets. Kansas City. Feb. 1. (APf—"Hie annual meeting of the Farmers Union Co-operative Produpe association, was held here today with 150 delegates present representing 5,000 Kansas farmer members. E. P. Schiefelbusch. Osawatomie, Is president,' Kansas City, Feb. 1. (AP)—Thos. J. Higglns, Kansas City detecliive captain, said today that Earl Doyle, 32-year-old Kan.sas City ex-convict was being sought near Coffeyville iis one of the. four bandits who robbed Mrs. Dorothy Jolly, north Kansas City bank" messenger, of $14,500 Saturday. : The detective chief said the identity of Doyle as one of the robbers who escaped after shooting, down the north Kansas City marshal, disarming a posse at Holt, Mo., and kidnaping two officers at; KnoxviUe, la., had been definitely established. A posse of 20 officers from Kansas City, Kas., and Oklahoma made a search today in South Coffeyville, Okla., wlicre Doyle's father-lh-law. Jack. Engleton, lives. Officers said Engleton told them Doyle and two companions had been at his home Sunday but had left. The officers said they had been informed Doyle was at the home of his father-in-law yesterday, kat the Clue. Higglns said Doyle was identified througl? his hat which fell to the pavement diu-ing the gun battle with Edgar Nail, the noith Kansas City marshal. The hat; had been purchased at Fargo, N. D. The detective said he later learned that Doyle and his wife had lived for two months at a Kansas City hotel. Mrs. Doyle disappeared Immediately aftcr^ the robber, the officer said. Doyle was identified by the officer as the robber who was wounded in the exchange of shots with the marshal. A telephone conversation over- Ford Sees a Golden Era In Coming Machine Age Motor Manufacturer Says We Are in Ox Cart St^ge of Mechanized Times and Predicts An Inconceivably. Bright Future With Dirt and Confusion Gone. New York, Feb. 1. (AP)—The New York Times published today under a Detroit date line a copyrighted interview with Henry Ford In which the famous automobile mantifactur- er declared that' these jare hot bad times but good ones, and that we are on the threshhold of an Inconceivably bright future. .WhUe the Ford plants stlU lay idle because of the. strike In the Brlggs company's factories, Ford gave a leisurely interview at Detroit to the Times representative, Harold N. Denny. He said, that it is the development of machines which will bring the bright new era and he smilingly dismissed technocracy. "Technocracy seems to me misnamed," he said. "I see little evidence of technical experience in It. Its diagnosis of present conditions is partly correct, but when it assumes that present conditions are permarient, when it forgets : the fluid and progressive elements In life, it simply goes on the roicks. "Life has a funny way of pushing out where we least expecA It." It breaks iip all our diagrams. All that has happened now, as I see It. is that life has brok^^ti out. Vfe had thought It nicely stabilized in certain financial and industrial patterns." : An almost boyish smile lighted Ford's face as he said: "The machine age is barely started now. In the real machine age which is to come the dirt and ugliness and confusion and noise abd disregard of human rights which HOUSE AGAINST TAX PEWALTIES Nearly Unanimous Vote Given Bill to Strike Old Law from Books heard by a woman gi (Continued on Pa nest of the hoc 6, Col. 6) Georgia Beauty Alcohol Victim San Francisco, Feb. 1. (AP)— Booked as Corliss Palmer, an attractive, blonde young woman was receiving treatment at the San Francisco Detention hospital today. She was entered on hospital records for treatment for chronic alcoholism. Tlic young woman, who registered at the Palace hotel here several days ago as Edith Mason of Pasadena. Calif., was removed from her room by police, who said they were called after a physician advised she be taken to a hospital: Hysterical - and struggling,' the young woman was taken from her hotel only after police had placed her wrists in leather handcuffs. At the hospital, said Dr. J. C. Gelger, city health officer, she became violent. In the woman's effect^, police found letters addressed t^ Corliss Palmer, two automobile diilver's licenses bearing the name.t Corliss Palmer and two Hollywood addresses. Corliss Palmer, former motion picture player, Georgia beauty contest winner and estranged wife of Eugene Brewster, former screen magazine publi.<:hcr, is listed as having occupied both addresses, at 12(i5 North Tamarind drive and 2170 Hollyridge avenue. The name Edith M^n was used by M'iss Palmer in an attempted screen comeback recentl^ Corliss Palmer first attained note asthie winner of a beauty contest conducted by Brewster In one of his magazines. Later, Brewster backed her in a film career and they were married in December, 1926, within 24 hours of Brewster's divorce from "Mrs. Eleanor Cator Brewster. Brewster announced he hjad made a settlement on his first wife, which took care of an alienation of affections suit she had filed against Miss Palmer. In October, 1931, Brewster and Miss Palmer bebame estranged when Brewster filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy. Last April Brewster announced he would confirm his enr gagement to Miss Dorothy McCormick, 25. a singer, if his estranged wife would sue for a divorce. Miss Pahner was named co­ respondent several months ago in the-divorce action of Mrs. Estelle A. Cohen against Albert J. Cohen, a film writer. One of the letters, found in the woman's effects last night referred to a broken friendship between the writer of the letter and the recipient. It was signed: only "AI.*' Topeka, Feb. 1. (API—'With only three negative votes, the house passed today a bill to relieve taxpayers of penalties now Imposed for delinquent 'payment of their taxes. The measure was sent to the senate by a vote of 110 to 3. , . As a substitute for the two 5 per cent penalties now Imposed, the bill provides that if first half taxes remain unpaid after December 20 they shall drav/ interest at the rate of 10 per cent until paid. Taxes of the preceding year, and accrued interest thereon, unpaid on June 21 would draw interest at the same rate until paid or the. property sold for non-payment. Statute now provides Xor a 5 per cent penalty on the full year's taxes if the first half installment remains 'unpaid after December 20. and an additional 5- per cent penalty on taxes of the precedlni?* year remaining unpaid on June 20. The bill passed by the house also provides a 2 per cent discount on the last half la'rtalimcnt if the full year's taxes are paid by Ete- cembcr 20. Meanwhile, a sharp disagreement arose between the hou.se and senate over proposals to repeal the poll tax. The house assessment and taxation committee reported : adversely today the Templar bill to reneal the poll tax law. The senate, sitting yesterday as a committee of the whole, without a record vote recommended passage of the Dale bill to repeal the law. The Balrd "chain" store bill wa.s made ready for a final vote today by the senate after It accepted amendments reducing the sca'e of fees and exempting gasoline filling stations, lumber yards and stores orinclpally occuoied in dealing with raw agricultural, dairy or poultrj' products. As amended by the senate, the scale of taxes would be: For one store, $2;, two to five stores. $10 ea^h; six to ten stores. $15 each: 11 to 20 stores. $25 each, and $50 for each store in excess of 20. Senator Balrd (R) of LeRoy estimated the bill would raise approximately $300,000 a year.- FIKE DAMAGES SHOE STORE Origin of Ideal Boot Shop Blaze Not Determined, Chief Says A considerable crowd turned out last night to watch the. fU^ department extinguish a. blaze which did extensive damage to' the stock of the Ideal boot shop next door to the Allen County state bank. No accurate" estimate of the damage either to the building or the stock was available. Fire Chief Ralph Thrasher said that although the blaze started between a wall and a light partition, the cause of the fire could not be determined. Neither of the buildings adjacent to the shoe store was damaged to any extent. The fire proyed difficult to cx- thiguish. Thrasiier said, and water was turned on the flames for some time before they were ' put under control. Chemicals would have becii useless, the chief said. are all about us today will be done kway with. This is only' the ox cart stage of the machine age. 1 wish I might live, to see the real thhig when it comes." Although he declared no pne knows Just when Industry will pick up, he said: "This period that we are going through right now Is the recovery. The bad times were back in 1929 aind before. That was the real panic —^that so-called prosperous period. Business, at bottom, never was so bad as It was in what we called boom times. The managers were off the Job. People weren't really workr ing or really thinking. Nbw they' are. 'We are seeing now the passing of an old era and the beginning of a new one better than anything the world has known before." Ford talked enthusiastically about his program to restore prosperity to the farmer by teaching him to produce other commodities besides foodstuffs and of a system of decentralized industry, in which small, selfrcontalned communites scattered over the country will be the imits. Turning again to present conditions he said It "was exploiters who brought on this whole-^hlng" and that "the working tn&i have been, exploited nil the way ig} and down the line by employers, landlords, everybody. "The exploitation went on clear up to the bankers. Tliat is where all this bogus stock which ruined so many people came from. They brought on the depression by taking everybodj^'s money and putting it in one place where people couldn't get at it. Stoppage of circulation means death everywhere. "People will have to learn how to handle their currency. Now the bankers, who have all the money, seem to be the only people who know how to handle it." Methodist Church Host. A noon,-day meal was served at the Methodist church today to men employed on the welfare "graveling project on North Second, bringing to a total, of six the denominations which have participated In the daily event. Others wWch have provided food for the men include the Presbyterian, the Baptist, the tlnited Brethren. Christian Scientist, and Christian, SENATOR CALLS FOR ACTION NOW LaFollette to Propose the Agreement to Work in Night Session Washington, Feb. 1. (AP)—Asserting that "never in recent history" has legislative procedure been" "in such a hopeless tangle," Senator LaFollette called upon the senate today to work night and day beginning next Tuesday with a program of unemployment relief legislation, prohibition repeal, and beer in addition to the appropriation bills. LaFollette said he would propose a unanimous consent agreement that the senate beginning Tuesday work from 11 a. m. until 5 p. m. on appropriation bills and from 5 p. m. to 10 p. m. on the other measures he named. His proposal also provided that after an appropriation bill had been under consideration for one day, a 20-minute debate limitation should go into effect.: "Some effort should be made for orderly legislative procediu-e to transact the pressing business before this congress," LaFollette said. "This country faces the gravest crisis In all Its history. "People are hungry and starving in the midst of plenty. Farmers are being dispossessed from the homes which they carved out of the wilderness. Business concerns which have been regarded as impregnable are hovering on the brink of bankruptcy." The "chaotic condition" in congress, LaFollette said, is due to the "crisis that confronts the country" and to the fact it is a "lame duck congress which always results in a stalemate." He said he proposed his unanimous consent, request to afford a basis of consideration by the senate leaders and did not ask that it be acted upon at present. SENATE ADVISED NOT TO CURTAIL LOANS TO RAILS Commerce Commissioner Testifies Before Committee SHIELDS INTO CITY RACE Life Insurance Man Fourth to Announce for Finance Commissioner—For Lower Rates Competition in the race for city finance commissioner grew keener today with the announcement of E. D. Shields that he would be the foiulh contestant for the office. Previously, Rlilford Langlcy, J.' D. Buchanan, and Carol Hojt. ;nade known their intention of seeking office. Mr. Shields is widely known in lola through his long residence here. He ha.s lived here for . 33 years, he said, and has been in .buslne.ss for 32 of those 33 years. At present he Is the representative of a life Insurance company. The platform, on.which the latest a.spirant said he. would stand contains but two planks, efficiency and economy. "My only promise," Mr. Shields said, "Ls to conduct the affdirs of the city over which I would have Jurisdiction as economically and.as efficiently as I can possibly do so." Mr. Shields said that he favored a reduction in utility rates If such a reduction did not mean an increase in city taxes. He said he thought some reductions could be effected by economies; in the various departments. •Mr. Shields said; that this is the first time he has been a candidate for public office. DARK PICTURE SEEN Eastman Says Some Are Safe for Government Loans, However "Washington, Feb. 1 (AP)—Joseph B. Eastman, interstate commerce commissioner, advised a senate committee today not to block all further loans to the railroads, saying advances can be safely made to some of the carriers. Eastman explained that his views were personal and that Conunis- sloner Mahaffie might disagree with him. Answering a question propounded yesterday by Senator Wagner, (D. N. Y.), Eastman told the senate banking siib committee considering the Couzens resolution to suspend all fiu-ther loans to the roads that its enactment would be unwise. "Goverrunent loans to railroads are justified, in my opinion," he said. "If funids can not be obtained on reasonable terms from private sources, If it appears that the security offered will be adequate and if it further appears that the results will promote or protect the public interest. Sure of Only One. "It Is possible to be certain only of the first of these conditions. The adequacy of the security and the effect upon the public interest are, in the last analysis, matters of Judgment involving a forecast of the future. Broadly speaking. Justification for government loans involves an assumption or belief that they will serve to bridge over a comparatively brief period of stringency at the end of which, time such loans Will not be necessary." Eastman said when the R. P. C. began loaning to the railroads, it was assumed there would be early recovery from the depression. . "At the present time." he added, j"the hope of comparatively early recovery is less widely entertained. "There are, however, certain railroads in a better financial condition than others, which may need loans, which have not exhausted their collateral, and which can probably be carried on by means of such loans for some considerable time without need for financial reorganization. Some May Be Saved. "There are others which will probably need early financial reorganization but which might through government loans be saved from receivership long enough to take advantage of the new jleglslatlon providing for another method of railroad reorganiztloh, if such legislation Is enacted. I "They might be ^aved from receivership pending the enactment of the legislation which I' have mentioned If the government were c powered to make loans for purposes for which receiver's certificates may be issued, upon condition that the government be given a lien prior to existing indebtedness, or upon, condition. In the case of large bond maturities, that the government be subrogated to the lleh of the maturing Indebtedness. "Summing up the matter, I believe that, unless congress distrusts the Judgment of those who administer thie railroad loan provisions of the reconstnictlon finance corporation act, it would not be wise to suspend the making of all such loans." Sixty Ron at a Loss. Eastman testified sbcty railroads had a deficit in net railway operating income in 1832. "Of these," he added, "twenty-five are subsidiaries of stronger roads, nine are in receivership, eight are controlled by foreign systems, seven may be classified as shortline, six are controlled by steel companies, and one by a copper company. "The others are the Chicago & Eastern Illinois, the Milwaukee, the Gulf, Mobile & Northern and Texas Mexican." [Expressing some hope for the future of the railroads, Eastman, a veterai^ member of the commission, said: ' "So far as the future earnings of the railroads are concerned, the commission has proceeded. In a;; proving loans, on the theory that net earnings would eventually im-' prove, as the counffy recovered from depression, although. probably not to the level of past earnings." DINNER TO MRS. ROOSEVELT TO COST LITTLE. Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 1 (AP)— . The dinner Governor and Mrs. Pinchot are to give Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt tonight will cost them $2.72 — without the ice • cream. , Preparing for ''company" — the wife of the president-elect and 50 other guests—the Pin- chots hit on the novel idea of buying the food from the York community market, which supplies balanced rations for unemployed families. Enough food was bought for $2.72 to feed 75 persons, the governor said tpday. The menu: Black bean soup. Sticks of corn bread. Cabbage rolls stuffed with salmon and rice, j Bread sticks of whole wheat flour. Hamburger steak in white com meal shells. Spinach. Apple and orange salad. Dessert—Tlae ice cream. As explained by the governor, the dessert is not included in the foods procured from the commissary. HIGHWAY PROBE FUR-niERED Committee Reports Adversely, BUI Introduced by lolan Topeka, Feb. 1 (AP)—The senate federal and state affairs committee reported favorably today the Bradney resolution calling for an investigation and audit of the state highway department by a flve-membered bi-partisan legislative committee. I'The committee amended the resolution to provide the investigation and audit should extend back to April 1, 1927, two years prior to the tl^e the present state highway system was established. Senator Bradney was the author of a similar resolution two years ago which was adopted by both houses biit vetoed by former Governor Harry H. Wtmdrlng. The committee also reported favorably the house approved Mays bill authorizing manufacture of industrial or dehatiured alcohol. Unfavorable reports were given the Hansen bill to tax billboard advertising and the Oyler bill prohibiting signboard advertising, along public highways. HITLER TO GO TO GERMAN PEOPLE New Chancellor Receives Decree Dissolving the . Reichstag Again Berlin, Feb. 1 (AP)—^Dissolution of the relchstag was officially announced tonight and a new election was set for Mar. 5. Berlin, Feb.; 1. (AP)—Chancellor Adolf Hitler obtained .from President Von Hlndenburg today a decree for dissolutiori of the relchstag scheduled to meet next Tuesday. This means a ntjw . electionv the sixth in-11 m©nthsi Tlie new chancellor is con^^nt of victory. In reaching this decision to go to the people. Hitler forgot his differences with his former political opponents and Joined forces with Alfred Hugenberg, the nationalist leader, Franz Von Papcn, the former chancellor, both of whom are. members of his cabinet, and with the' president himself. • In the past 11 months there have been two "rcichstags elections; • two presidential elections, one of them a run-off, and one Prussian election. In -addition there have been many diet elections in the smaller states. , Tlie president is particularly anxious to have his new government supported in the relchstag but Hitler's national socialLst party, although it is numerically tlie largest in parliament, must have the support of the centrists,for a majority. The government, since Hitler became its head, has been angling for that support to ensure.the passage of an enabling :act which will guarantee the cabinet six months in office without fear of being 'overthrown. Praspects for success were not bright and dissolution seemed a certainty. In that event a new election, which the constitution stipulates must be held within 60 days after dissolution, probably will be held on March 5. Meanv.liile trouble continued between national .soclalUts ;and communists at several points. Five persons were killed and scores were injured during the morning at Lucbeck, Homburg and Hamburg. At Homburg two Nazis and one policeman were reported to have been killed. At Luebeck another Nazi was killed, and another at Hamburg. There were minor clashes at other points., Cabinet Slate Taking Shape Washington, Feb. 1. (AP)—The latest pre-yiew of the ever-changing Roosevelt cabinet pictiu-e, as seen by' some Democrats in Washington who ordinarily are well informed, indicates that nearly all of the cabinet posts in the new administration have been offered, and several definitely settled. This Information presents the situation as follows: State—Senator Cordell Hull of Tennessee, if he wants it; otherwise, Owen D. Young of New York if he wants it. Treasury—Senator Carter Glass of Virginia, who ha.s not yet accepted but generally is expected to. 'War—Former Governor . George H. Dem of Utah. Justice—Senator Tliomas J. 'Walsh of Montana. Postofflce—James A.' Farley of New York. : Navy—Still open. Senator Claude Swanson of Virgihia, in case.Sena­ tor Glass refuses treasury. Interior—Senator ' Bronson Cutting of New Mexico, if he wants It. Otherwise, the plan Is open, with John B. Elliott of California prominent among the passibilities. Agriculture-Pi-obably Henry A. Wallace of Iowa. Commerce-Uncertain. William H. Woodln of New York preferred, but probably won't accept. Labor—Miss Frances Perkins of New York.. ,, However reliable this slate may be as to the present intentions of the president-elect, it is realized that several shifts apd adjustments remain to be made. These probably will be completed within a few.days, although no public announcement is expected for some time. Much is believed in Washington to depend on today's conference between Mr. Roosevelt and Senator Hull at Warm Springs. JAPAN EXPECTS TO WITHDRAW FROM LEAGUE Although Some Objections Are Killed, New Terms Maiy Not Be Accepteil SURVIVE IF IT CAN Tokyo : Expects Chartge If Society of Nations Does Continue r Tokyo, Feb. 1. (AP)—Japan-has withdrawn some of Its objections^ to the league of nations program.; for conciliation of the dispute with ClU- na, but the government is not; too sanguine that its new terms will be acceptable' to the league. If they are not Japan will feri- ously consider withdrawal from! the society of nations, a foreign o 'Slco spokesman said, leaving It to suriVdve if it can without this country's p.ar- tlclpatlon. "But If it does survive," said 'the spokesman, "it win be a greatly changed organization."! .', The new Japanese ofler, evolved at a special cabinet meeting, -accepts partlclpatibn in the proceis of conciliation if the league drops Its intention, to declare against recognition of the state of Manchukuo, and place limits upon the competence! of the conclllatjon cominls- sion. ' }' Important Message. : Foreign Minister Ochlda obtained the emperor's approval of the 'new program tjiis morning and fortWivith cabled instructions to the delegtttlon at Geneva. He described the message as ''very important." "We are not hopeful that the league will accept our terms,"^: his spokesman said. "If they are;refused, publication of a report b}>;the league council as provided i loY in the covenant is inevitable. The i;nature of that report will determine whether Japan shall withdraw-from the league. . "In view of the present, ^tjnos- pHere at Geneva it seems llkely^that we shall be compelled'to withcli-aw. Then it will be seen whether* the league can survive. - If it does-survive it will be a greatly changed organization." ; Geneva, Feb. 1. (AP)—The league of nations nine-power committee drafting a report on the Slno.«Jap- anese dispute completed todaj^: the. part dealing with the facts which will be circulated immediately In the league committee of nineteen.. •This part was based on the riSlwrt of the Lord Lyton cominittee: and • tlie reports of consular officials in the far east to their governments. Recommendations for league action have not'yet been considered. • ;A plenary meeting of the con'imit-. tee of nineteen was contemplated for Friday and Saturday, wheil the draft, so far completed, will be discussed. The question of drafting recommendations then will hCyCon- sldered. ; v A Part of China. The statement of facts inc^udw assertions that Manchuria is. an Integral part of China; that Japan's actions since the Mukden attack (the beginning of Japanese operations In iManchurla, September 18, 1931) was not legitimate seW-de- fcnse; that there was no spontaneous movement for Indepcndenfce in Manchuria; that a. large ania of what was undlsputably Chines^ territory has been forcibly selzedc and .separated from China, and ,that Cliina was not responsible for tljo events after September 18, .1931. (Japanese accused the Chinee, of tearing up railroad tracks -Inear Mukden, necessitating--the atta ?k as a defensive measure.) The Japanese delegation wa |5 expecting momentarily to recelTO Instructions from Tokyo which j they regard as of the highest Importance, saying they may be "final" Instructions for a policy toward the league. The suggestion Is that the^ hi- structions may direct the delegation's retirement from the league assembly or Japan's withdrawal from the.league. MR. G. HOG NO OMEN .Shadow or. No Shadow, Weiither Goes on Just the Same • '; Chicago. Feb. 1. (AP)—Tomorrow is ground hog day and so far ati the Chicago: weather bureau is concerned it isn't going to make one particle of difference if the well known woodchuck sees his shaded or doesn't.: s "We'll keep right on having varieties of .weather for the' next six weeks regardless, of whether February 2 is fair or cloudy,". C\ A. Connell, chief of the bureau declared. He added that the probability was that winter days would dominate, too, because February ' and March were winter months. However, the probability wasihat the surf would not shine on most of the middle west tomorrow, Donnel said, brining cheer to those who pin their faith on the old legend that the ground hog comes, out of winter quairtcrs for a look around on that day and .scurries back to shelter ifor six more weeks of wl|itcr If It sees its shadow. On the other hand, if the day is cloudy the wise little animal Is Supposed to foresee'an Immediate !end to winter and set up spring holise- keeping on the surface. But, "even a ground hog cart bo hoodwinked for in past years hundreds of them have been found frozen to death after leaving their burrows deep in the ground as late in the year as-March. . They 're .usually found in fields, sides jdf hills or under rocks .in the states north of South Carolina and east 6t. Nebraska. • '. •

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