Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on February 2, 1933 · Page 1
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STATE HISTORICAJ. m99imiz. COMP* T0PEKA.1A»«. THE VOLUME XXXVI. No. 83. Succeiisor to The loU Dallr R«siiter, The Ipla Daily Record; and lola Daily Index. lOLA, KAS., THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 2, 1933; The VTftklj Rejiater, EaUblUhcd 1S6T: The loU Dailr Refiater, Batabliahed ISSTf EIGHT PAGES OLD SOL ON TOP OF FARMERS TO OUTLOOK MEET ^ More Than 30 Go to Parsons for Semi-Annual Economics Parley { MARKET PREDICTED Expected Price Trends in 1933 Given to Aid in Timely Selling More than 30 farmers, the larjr- ; est delegation from Allen county : ever to attend such a meeting, were _ present in Parsons yesterday for the ; semi-annual farm outlook meeting i sponsored by the United States dei panment of agriculture, and the I Kansas state college, with the Allen ; county farm bureau cooperating. ; Headed by Dan M. Braum. county • agent, the Rroup which also includ- ;ed a number of farm women, drove I wn'^hf ^';^"< jvi. • - - -„ ;„„ , wnght promises no change in the Kid Ground Hog. holder of the everj'weight weather-prognosticating cnwn. shadow boxed himself back into his hole in the southwest part of lola today, having lost a one-round bout with his perrenial opponent, Old Sol. Wit- ne.vsc; at the ringside said the Kid took the count and fell ex- hau.'^ted from the arena when his shadow connected with a right to the jaw. Although the sun-warj- animal's actions indicate according to folklore and legend that i^-inter is to follow his fateful encounter today, other agencies concerned vith what kind of weather we. liave give out the information that the furry pugilist is all wrong, at least for the next few da >-5. Local Meteorologist M. HOUSE DEBATES REDUCTIONS IN AUTO TAG FEES Bill Thrown Open to More Amendments as $1 Rate Is Rejected CREDIT THREATENED Day Brings No Cheer Republicans Say Rates Must Be Higher to Pav Off Debts bright, sunny days in the vicinity of Ida, and S. D. Flora. Federal weather man at Topeka saj-s the same thing will hold good for the state in general' for at least. a wcfk, according to the Asso,c;ated Press. .'to Parsons for the all-day session. •They relumed last night and reported the time spent highly bene- - f Iclal. " The outlook meetings. Mr. Braum ' recounted, were started in the fall | ;of 1930 !n an effort to give the 'farmer the benefit of expert opin- '!cn a.s to the probable economic "trend in the ensuing six months, so ^ihat he could buy. .sell, plant, or 'feed with .some a-wunince that he 'would be able to profit better than '4{ he were to trust to his own Judgment.' At that first meeting. Mr. Braum said there 'Were le&s than j Send ^T" in Sky Keeps JExaraple in Hogs. i As. a concrete e .xample of how the . system works. Mr. Braum cited the case of a prominent farmer in a , coimty adjacent to Allen. This far .Tier owned 1.50 hogs TOO MANY FIRES FOR ONE TRUCK Department from Run To Farm House Topeka,! Feb. 2. (AP)—The house agreed today to accept the senate-approved plan calling for a 50 per cent cut in passenger automobile license fees. Topeka, Feb. 2. (AP)—The motorj ^-^t vehicle fee reduction bill was thrown open to further amentiment in the house today after an attempt by the Democratic minority to insert a flat $1 fee for all passenger- motor cars had been rejected by the Republican majority. Democratic leaders have indicated further efforts would be made to ROOSEVELT PLANS FOR A NEW AREA PRESIDENT-ELECT IN PROPOSAL TO END UNEMPLOYMENT STRIKE A NEW BALANCE Experiment Includes Reforestation, Reclamation And Water Power Bv^aus 'e two lires happened to • .^.''VJ ; occur yesterday at about the same ^ , . . . „ . u „f .i,„f the fire department was un- fcelghed m September of that year • ^^^^ connections with either. ^,1 '^""M t "^IH.P onH i Last evening an alarm was given -tended the outlook meetmg and,„„^ department started to the heard a college expert plead ^ith ^ reported as being a -tlie farmers present who owned j^^^^ ^^^^ of the Elm Creek ho^ to sell them immediately. ,,^^^01 house, which is outside the The farmer was -reluctant to sell . j^^^^ j^l^ ^^^^ the truck at the prevailing price, but after ^ ^^^^ ^^^^ seeking the advice of several other |„j ^j,^ ^^^^^^^ ^j^^ reflection in men m the extension department of it^e sky of what appeared at that the college decided to sell his hogs | i^t to be a big fire in the north that day. He did and the next day > j ^j^ the price dropped^ and he said later ; ^.^ hastily decided that the -that at no time between the time he , t^uck *ould be needed more if the sold the hogs in September until |biaze were in lola and so the ma' ^-^L^.u''^'"'?* a)uld he have re- l^hine was turned around and speed- S!i''"l"'^''"°f.,^.°u ^""l^ back to town. Upon arrival at did when he sold them. the fire station, however, no alarm "There are no caaes in Allen coun- j^om within the city limits had been ty as spectacular as that." , Mr. Braimi said, "but it is becoming increasingly evident that the farmers of this area are placing more and more faith in what they learn at these meetings, and the; result is i Gobblers Knob. Pa.. Feb. 2. (AP)—The groundhog Icame out of his liole on Canoe Ridge today, saw his shadow at exactly 9:31 a. m. and! with a couple of sniffs, predicted skating in March. . . After squaring himself around so as to cast a go<d, clear shadow, the write into the bill | a low flat-rate i weather sage Ipdked at Court Hoover and Sid Smitl, who were on hand below the $4 minimum fee voted by } to get the forecast hot off the griddle. • "You see that cast, boys? I haven't made a clearer one in many years and it means you'll have plenty of skating in March. '•We have had a lot of unseasonable weather this ^.•inter. I can tell. It has been much warmer than normal, but there'll be a change soon and sl'-orts will go into the moth balls. . "There! Wilis be snow, mixed with rain and a lot of ice. Blizzards are due and winter will not:only linger in the lap of.spring, but it will chill summer's knees, too." The old fellow stroked his graying whiskers thoughtfully, glanced again ill his shadbw and waddled back to his hole. turned in and telephone calls to the north part of the city proved that there was no conflagration there. In the meantime, the fire which the department had originally start- the senate. Some Republican representatives have expressed a leaning towards the senate bill in preference to the age-weight schedule propased In the roads and highways committee bill now before the house. Claims and counter-claims relative to highway department finances and "campaign promises" relative to license fee reductions were made in nearly four hours of debate which preceded the rejection late yesterday of the si flat fee amendment. Threat to Credit. Republican speakers said enactment of the $1 fee would result in the ."Jtate belns unable to pay off a deficit of $3,660,000 in the" state highway department which they contended had been incurred under the recent Democratic state administration, and that it woiild be impossible even to maintain the state highway system. Speakers from the Democratic side of the house contended the "im.pression" was created in the campaign last fall that Governor Alfred M. Landon favored a "flat" 60-cent fee. Denying this assertion. Representative Blood (R.) of Sedgwick coimty said "Mr. Landon made no campaign on a flat 60.vcent tax." However, a Democrat, Payton of Sheridan, declared Governor Landon "rode into the statehouse on a wagon ^ith a 6D-cent tag." and another. Guilfoyle. closed debate with the assertion that if the Republicans "don't want a cheap tag, let's let the people of Kansas find it out." A Party Vote. The vote on the SI amendment. ONE OF FOUR ROBBERS IX HOSPITAL. .that more and more of .them are'^^i out • to quench had" pra'ctically' o^^^*"^ Representative Cox (D;1 profiting by such action. Progress B*tnt Made. Points contained in the Kansas agricultural outlook as offered by the college'!n the Parsons meeting yesterday included, in siunmary fortn. the. predict Ions that: Progress in overcoming the forces of the depression appears probable during 1933. Little improvement in the demand for farm products can be expected during 1933. Any improre- .^-!merit thfit does come will probably consumed the farm home of Mr. land Mrs. P. S. Bradley, which is about a mile south and a little west of the The Gas City fire department responded to a call but was unable to check the flames which destroyed the entire house, together with its entire contents with the exception of a gas range and one chair. The bam and outbuildings were not damaeed. due, witnesses said, to the favorable direction of the wind. How the fire ^started is a mysterj". come !n the latter half of the year. I Nobody was in the house at 'the The situation In the short-term credit fl^Md has improved due chlef- ,ly to the activity of the new regional agricultural credit corpora- time. Mrs. Bradley and her children being in Missouri on a visit, and'] Mr. Bradley being absent on a bus- of Butler, was on vlrtuallv strict narty lines, and it failed 58 to 65. Fifty-seven Democrats and one Re- nubllcan. Brown of Osborne, voted for the amendment, while 64 Repub- lic.ins. and one Democrat. Riddle of Marion, voted against it. Two Democrats were recorded as not voting. , The committee bill which the Democrats soueht to . amend <j)ro- •'Iries a $5 fee for all passenger motor cars UD to five years of ase and weighing lip to 2600 pourids. The fee would scale down $1 for each year of additional age to $1 for those between eleht and nine years old and 60 cetits for those over nine years. Fiftv cents would be added Coffe}-\1lle, Kas., Feb. 2: (AP) —A wounded man, identified by officers here as one of the four who robbed a norlh Kansas City bank messenger of $14,500 Saturday, was placed under guard in the Southeast Kansas hospital here today. The man gave his name as Adams. He was placed in the hospital Monday night. Physicians said he was/ dangerously wounded and probably would not recover. Officers were certain of their identification of the wounded- man as J. E. Coleman, who is also known as Adams. The cliief of police and former deputy sheriff Harry Neal visited the hospital aiter they had received information from a source they declined to dl, vulge. that Coleman had been brought to the hospital Monday night. Two officers were placed on guard to prevent possible escape of the suspect, who was said bv physicians to be dangerously wounded. The chief of police said he had been informed that the man he identifies as Coleman- or Adams had been brought to the hospital by three men, one--of whom was Earl Doyle, identified ' by Kansas City police as the leader of the band. mission. 'WTiat insurance was; ^'^^ each 100 pounds or major fractions. The process of adjusting , carried by Mr. Bradlev could not be t'cn thereof In excess of 2600 j-u._ .^j . . ' pounds. GREENLEAF FOR APPEAL Public Service Commissioner Convinced Decision Asrainst Lower Rates Should Not Stand debts and fixed charges to the exist- I ascertained. ing levt-1 of prices continues. The | The lola fire department never readjustment of private debts can j was able to learn where the fire was best -be accomplished by consider- which caused the men on the truck • vehicles weighing up to 2000 pounds, Inp each instance as a separate!to return to lola. ,The Register, rnd the SO-ceiit-step for each addi- problem and making such adjust- ; after calling several persons in the|tl<^al 100 pounds. Topeka. Feb. 2. (AP)—Chairman The bill passed bv the senate cuts • J- W. Grecnleaf of the public serv- , In half the present $8 minimum for ; ice commission said today he was ing to an end. Ho. opposed outright convinced an appeal should be taken | grants, sponsored by many senators. BOARD ESCAPES DEATli IN HOUSE Little Progress and Much ' Activity in Congress Today Washington. jFeb. 2. (APX—The first vote in congress today on reduction of expenditures resulted in defeat for a proposal to cut off the entire $500;000 for the fariri board, ^•hich would have meant the death Of that agency. ,. .The house refused the plan offered as an amendment to the appropriation bill I for the government's many independent, offices, and also declined to cut the fund to $300,000. The senate was delayed in getting to grips again with the appropriation question in the huge treasury- fkjstofflce bill, by another speech on the debt Issue by Senator Robinson of Indiana, Republican. This time he called upon the state' department to apprehend William C. BulUtt. who.has been reported in some newspa'per accounts to have been conferring on war debts in the Europeari capitals. Law Affainst It. Robinson proposed invoking the Logan act which punishes unauthorized persons for taking up with foreign governments questions in which the United States has vital interests. Relief questions, silver, tariff and farm measures engaged a number of committees. Charles A. Miller, president of the reconstruction corporation, asked for another 150 million dollars for relief loans to states, warnin? that the funds now available were com- TUIVIBLE It'EEDS CHOKE TEXAS ROADS. ments a? are mutually agreeable to • farm neighborhood northwest of both debtor and creditor. |lola today, could get nothing more All factors indicate a plentiful ; definite than that the flames may supply of labor at low wages in have been from waste oil which is 1933.' i burned from time to time at a point •:'Wheat Prices May Slse. | about four miles north and two west The prospects for cash wheat ' of lola. Waste oil was burned there prices are beginning to improve. i two days aeo. and it was supposed The corn market shotild show at : that the operation was repeated ' least i moderate improvement bv the | last night, of 1933. j ' m.and for feeds because of the in- HAMILTON TRIAL DENIED crease in livestock numbers. The hog market in 1933 probably! -win :l)e a matter of season fluctua- ' tions; around the low levels already reached with the possibility of new lows.'; The apparent attractiveness of the sumnier. market to niany .feeders, plenty of feed, and late spring or early-summer lows make the OCIOT ber tb December. 1933. market for good well finished light weiglit cattle the least risky proposition. Low prices of feed grains, a large Indiana Jadg^e Refuses to Grant a Rehearing on Murder of Indianapolis Chain Grocer Both bills propose slight decreases In fees for light trucks and Increases for the heavier ones. • .Neither the senate, nor the house in its opening debate on the. subject, gave cbiisideratlon to the 60- cent minimum scale recommended by Governor Landon in a special message to the legislature • shortly after Ut convened. He proposed a scale of. pa.<iseneer automobile fees I beginning at 60 cents for;' vehicles j weighing 2100 pounds or less, with 75 cents added for each additional 100 pounds. to the United States supreme court from, a I three-judge federal court ruling overturning the commission's order for a 30-cent city gate rate in the Cities Service gas case. A majority of the three-membered federal court held the commission had "unfairly exercised" its power in Senator Lewis of Illinois, however, charged the corporation with favoritism and declared the government seemed blind to the "danger of revolt." At a committee hearing. Representative Fish of New York, urged approval of his plan for an investi- its order fixing 30 cents a thousand I gation of corporations which have cubic feet as a reasonable price to | failed since receiving reconstruction Lebanon. Ind.. Feb. 2. (AP'>— i Louis E. Hamilton. Jola. Kas., sentenced to death for murder, was denied a new trial yesterday by Special Judge Fred E. Hines in the Boone county circuit court. Hamilton and Charles "Vernon Witt. Bainbridge. Ind.. were convict- HOLMES THE FIFTH Former City Clerk a Candidate for Finance Commissioner of lola during a holdup. The Kansan is scheduled to die in the electric chair ! August 15. - I ed of sla\1ng Lafayette A. Jackson. -numl«r of cows being milked, and i Indianapolis chain store operator restricted demand for dairy prod- ' - - ucts because of • decreases in consume^ incomes, indicate that ma- teriar improvement in the prices of dairy products should not'be expected during 1933. It 15 probable that the farm price of eggs will average higher during 1933 tJian in 1932. .'VLiYlNARD LEE TOMSON DIES Infant Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ut M. Tomson Succumbs Yesterday - Maj-nard Lee Tomson. 3-months- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion M. Tomsqn. died about six o'clock yesterday; evening, at the farm home of his parents, five miles west and one- quarter south..-pf lola. ThCrRev. N. L. Vezie will conduct the funeral service at the Sleeper ^rvice rooms, tomorrow at 2:30 p. in. Burial is to be made in the — Geneva cemetery. Mr .i ^nd Mrs. Tomson and Marion Eugen^. a 3-year-old brother., survive. Maynard Lee was bom in Allen coipiy. _ _ ^ WTATHER and ROADS FOR K.4NSAS: Fair toniglht and Friday; not much change in temperature. Temperature — Highest yesterday. 55: lowest last night. 26; norinal for today, 30; excess yesterday, 10; excess since January 1, 426 degrees; this date last year, highest, 59.; lowest.-28. Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7 a. ni. today. .00; total for this year to date, 1.52; excess since January 1, .11 inch. Relative humidity_^ at 7 a. m. today, 88 per cent; barometer reduced to sea lex-el, 30.06 Inches. Sun rises, 7:26 a. m.; sun sets, 5:46 p. m. Kansas "Weather and Dirt Roads. ' Emporia. Manhattan, Coffeyxllle, Ottawa. Sallna, Pittsburg, Arkansas City, Wichita, Topelta, clear, roads good. Another hat was thrown into the ring todav with the announcement of b. W. Holmes that he will be a candidate for the office of city fi- nanqe commissioner. -He is the fifth ma 1 to enter the race. Malford Langley. J. D. Buchanan. Carol Hoyt. and E. 15. Shields, hann?; already filed their announcements with the city clerk. Mr. Holmes, who served as citv clerk for a number of years, issued the following statement: "I am a candidate for finance commissioner at the approaching primary and should appreciate the support of the citizens of lola. "i have been a ;Citizen of lola for 29 years. I sen-ed one term in this office and am \^111ing to let _my record speak for my qualifications; New times bring new issues, however, and I wish to say that as finance commissioner, if nominated and elected. I should stand on the following platform: Law enforcen(ient. Strict economy. Patronize home industry. 1 am not in favor of reducing rates on public utilities except that I should suggest a change in the minimum rate on water . be charged by distributing companies for main line gas. In a statement issued . today. Chairman Greenleaf said: "After giving careful consideration to the present • economic con^ ditions with which the gas users of Kansas are confronted and after a conference with Governor Landon, I am convinced that the so-called Doherty gas case should be,appealed to the United States supreme court. "I feel that we will be sening the Interest of the people of Kansas corporation loans. He said. '"There is some crookedness going on." Livestock men dinded. before the senate agricultural committee, for and against inclusion of hogs under the allotment plan of farm relief. Lewis Attacks Board. The reconstruction corporation's board was sharply criticised by Senator Lewis. "Certain members of the board have tried to find every way relief could be . prevented and everything has been put in the way to obstruct •Warm Springs, Ga., Feb. 2. (AP) .^A gigantic experiment designed to proride 200,000 Jobs and herald the birth of a new Anierica from which the curse of une.mplojTnent would be lifted was propbsed today by President-elect Roosevelt. The rugged highlands and fertile industrial valley of the Tennessee watershed were chosen by the next president for this "most interesting experiment a government has ever undertaken." Seated, before the blazing fireplace of the "Little White House," he told newspapermen of his dream for a vast internal development encompassing reforestation, reclamation, waterpower and agricultural rehabilitation. The aim is to balance the national, population anew between cities and the countrj-. Mr. Roosevelt expects this huge laboratory experiment to pro\1de employment for 200,000 men in the Tennessee valley alone. To Efid Unemployment. But more jthan this, he hopes to carry- the scheme into o:her sections of the nation from the Alleghenies to the Pacific coast and through it to re-establish American life on a gasis that will mean the end of unemployment; the decentralization of industry; and a p>eople protected by the watchful eye of a government. The great Tennessee valley project invohing half a dozen states is to include; 1—Reforestation. 2 —Creation of flood control basins in -the upper valleys, first at Cove creek in the (Clinch river. 3—Waterpower development to be available for cities, states and farm homes. 4—Reclamation of the fertile bottom lands for agricultural lise. 5—Elimination of the unprofitable marginal lands from farm pursuits. To Control MississippL 6—Eventual flood control of the great Mississippi river. 7—Eventual improvement of navigation. Mr. Roosevelt announced that as soon as he takes office March 4, he will ask the various government departments involved to make surve}-s with a view to putting the proposition up to congress at an early date. Confident that the whole project will be self-sustaining, he has no doubt of the "bankability" of It and the availability of bonds for the. undertaking. "If it is successful, and I am confident it viW be." ho said-, "I think this development will be the forerunner of similar projects In other Amarillo, Texas, Feb. 2. (AP) A new menace to traffic—Russian thistles that drift into the highways and pile up to a depth of several feet—has appeared on Texas panhandle-plain roads this winter. The thistles, commonly known as tumble-weeds, grow extensively in wheat fields and along fence rows, theri; drift before the wind during the fall and winter, coming to rest against any sort of obstruction. Continued rainfall throughout the small grain area delayed the harvest last summer until in . many fields the thistles grew higher than the wheat, preventing the har%-est. J. W. McFolk of Amarillo drove into such a drift between Silverton and Floydada, and spent 35 minutes backing his car out of the entanglement. He said it was necessary to make a detour of several miles to avoid, the weeds. "Sometimes the-thistles were iiiled up around me as high as the car," McFolk said. "I had the worst scare of my life. If those weeds had caught on fire from the exhaust I would have been roasted alive." PUBLISHER OF POST IS DEAD Denver NewspaperOwner Noted for Baring Teapot Dome Scandal Denver, Colo., Feb. 2. (AP) ^Frederick G. Bonflls, publisher of the Denver Post, whose career was linked with many spectacular eventis of the Rocky Mountain, region, died today at his home here. Bonflls, a djTiamic cru .sader, built up the Post, with his late associate owner, H. H. Tamen. from a small daily which they purcha.sed in 1892. to a newspaper with circulation covering the Rocky mountain region. Death came miexpectedly, following a^ brief illness due to a complication of influenza and an ear ui- fection. He imderwent a minor op- eratipn last Saturday, but not tmtil last night did his condition become serioiis. Bonflls came into the national spotlight ten years ago when the activities of tlie Denver Post resulted in uncovering the Teapot Dome oil sCandaL The Post's investigators, uncovered leads which led to congressional investigation and court] action. . Always a fighter. Bonflls gave personal direction to details of the Post jorganization and supervised the many crusades which the news- papeij carried on. Owner of Two Papers. Frederick G. Bonflls and H. H. Tammen purchased the Denvei- Post in 1892, the Post then being the smallest pdp>er in Denver. Tammeri died July 19, 1924, and since then Bonflls was the directing head of the Post. Bonflls and Tammen extended their newspaper ^enterprise to Kansas City in the acquisition October 29, 1909, of the Kansas City Post., which they published until May 18, 1922, when it was sold by them. Born in Tory, Mo., December 31, 1860, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Napoleon Bonflls, the publish- li'^'Ti. P^"^^"'-'^' i^^, OhloiSrwh ;n hrw ^"l6 yeaVs old" was as aj whole if we would exhaust all • relief to those of humble society, of our legal rights under the statutes ^hile those formerly of power were in so doing. "This is a very important! allowed precedence and always giv- case; many legal principles are involved and, therefore, I feel that the court of last resort should be called upon to place its Interpreta- en ah opportunity for relief," he said. "Tliere seems to be a complete blindness, deafness, stupidity and tion upon those principles and in ' ^^^cusable obstinancy on the part IP YOU MISS THE REGISTER CALL 157 OR 520. so doing I feel that we would be best servlhg the toterests of all of our people to s^jeedily secure a final determination thereon.' GOVERNMENT DEFICIT GROWS First Seven Months of Year Close With BilUtm Dollars Lacking' Washington, Feb. 2 (AP) — The government ended the first seven months of its 1933 fiscal year with a deficit of $1,272,721,031. having collected from all sources. 01,138.505,910 and spent $2,410,226,941. The public debt on January 31 amounted tb $20,801,707,134. ah increase of almost $3400,000,000 In the total in 12 months. On January 31,, 1932, it was $17,815,861,117. of those administering the government to those outside the doors. The millions that may be incited to a spirit of revolt and bring this country to the recent conditions in Germany. Spain and Austria." Lewis asked for broad liberalization of the law to permit loans wherever they were needed, mentioning in particular school teachers in Chicago. A Missouri Highway Probe. Jefferson City. Feb. 2. (AP)—A sweeping investigation Into all activities of the state highway department during the last five years was orclered today by tbs senate. Livestock Dealer "Dies. Kansas C!ity. Feb. 2. (AP)^ Reese R. Peirponnet, 62, treasurer of the Stagner-Peironnet & Willis Livestock company, died today at Research hospital from complications resulting from a fall at his home Friday. He had been a dealer in livestock here for 40 years. Ararat Temple Robbed. Kansas City. Feb. 2. (AP)— Prowlers early today broke into the Ararat Temple here and stole $1,000 from a safe which they opened by Imocking off the comtjinatloo. and Arkansas valleys and in the Columbia river basin of the northwest. ! "Wo have about 12 million wage earners uneniployed. If we return immediately to the high level of 1929 I think we would still have 5 million men out of work and on a dole. Our population is out of balance. • If by government activity we can restore the balance we will have taken a great step forward. "The normal trend now Is a back to the farm movement. For those who have had experience in agricultural work I ;thlpk we will do well to nrovlde a living." Without reference to notes or books but with an occasional glance at a Huge map, Mr. Roosevelt im- folded his idea for a great Tennessee valley experiment. There is no doubt he has been studying the proposition for days. He said he selected the Tennessee watershed running over the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and parts of Kentucky, Alabama, and Mississippi for many reasons, principally because of its wide range of physical conditions, life and climate. The area involves 640,000 square miles. , He believes the proposition of reforestation can be started immediately and with it work provided for 50.000 to 70,000 men in planting new trees, cutting and rehabilitating the vast forest lands. Through the development of huge flood control basins, beginning at Cove creek dam he estimates the power to be produced at Muscle Shoals can be increased to between two and three million horsepower. With this power is to be improved every farm home and bam and the great city industrial units and homes within the valley—all imder protection of the government. appointed to West Point, entering the academy in 1878. There he met Miss BeUe Barton of PeekskiU, N. Y.. resigned from the academy before graduation and married her. Among his classmates were General John J. Pershing and General Alvin Crowder. ' Pioneer In Guthrie. Bonflls for a time was employed in the Chemical National Bank a,t New York City, and then .traveled westward settling in Kansas ; City^ Ii^ 1889 when the Indian Teiiritoriy was opened Bonflls Joined the rush foi- new lands and became interestj- ed in developing the city of Guthrie, (Continued .on Page 8, Col. 6.) McGILL THREATENED Police Hunt for Prowler .Seen Near Senator's House RECRUITING OFFICER COMING. Sergeant to Be Here Saturday to Take Army Applications. Sergeant Dick Smith, who is assigned to the army recruiting station at Coffeyville, wiU be in lola Saturday canvassing for applicants for the United States army, he said today in a communication to The Register. He will spend the day either in the postofflce building or on the square. Postmaster C. O. Bollinger said today that more than a score of local yqiing men had asked him lately concerning enlistment. Washington. Feb. 2. (AP^-Metropolitan. police today, were investigating a complaint that ah armed man was seen about the home of Senator McGill of Kansas last night. Police were informed that the family was at dinner when tho attention of the senator was attracted by a noise outside. From the win| dow, he was able to see a man with ! a double-barrelled shotgun but was unable to see the features of the man holding the weapon. Police responding to his telephone call i found, footprints on the ground near the home. MCGill said he knew of' no reason why a prowler should annoy him. ; HITLER'S PLEA; FOR MAJORITY FANS FLAMES Germany Boiling witli Political Animosity . as Campaign Starts STRONG OPPOSITION Demonstrations Result in ; Seven Deaths Yesterday in Germany Berlin, Feb. 2. (AP)-^hflncellor Hitler's first appeal for a .-parliamentary majority in elections set for March 5 found German;?' seething today with political animosity. AJl outdoors Communist demonstrations were reported banned;in tha greater part of Germany. The tense situation! reaihed a climax with Hitler's annouiicement of two four^year plans of National regeneration—for the "salvation" of the farmer and the worker. ' The. Telegraph-Union Pre^S association heard that orders vjere issued to Prussian police i to, prevent Communist demonstrations . dinrlng the election campaign. ; ' The national Communist! ne^^-s- paper Rote Fahne said the ban was Invoked to curb election! campaigning. The Communists jheld one- sixth of the seats in the relchstag which was di.ssolved yesterday. The stocky little Nazi leader was supremely confident of .vlctoljy after his cabinet, in which Nationalists fai- outnumber his party! coUeagues,, persuaded President Von Hlnden,- burg to permit the new electjpns. Charges of Cummnnisnit. • The -chancellor's nation-wide appeal last night for a i "four-year chance."! in which he attacked the Republican parties, met 'with a strong response. The Soiclal'Demo­ cratic organ Vorwaertsj scathingly criticised the speech, declaring his. "four-year plan is a new catchv?ord borrowed from Stalin." It cbnclud- ed. addrcaing Hitler, with the demnnd: "Out with you!"! Other'newspapers were silent on Hitler's reiteration of his often proclaimed remedies for the coUnt^. Despite a plea of self defense. Herinann Goering, Nazi meiaber of the;Hitler cabinet and commissioner for the Prussian ministry-of interior, suspended three H<jmburg. Prussia, policemen for shooting and killing three persons when attacked by a mob. ! Yesterday's deaths • due ito disorders, mostly between Coaununists and Nazis, reached seven'. A :Woman was,killed in a Duisburg'shooting affray at midnight. Comifiunists. Republicans and Nazis were injured In Berlin, Altona and: ChemnltzT fightk.' At Bochum, Prijssia, the Nazis, deniolished a Socialist; news-, paper's rooms. Since Hitler came into power Monday more than a score "have been slain and .'several times ,as many injured. \ The Nazi chieftain spoke only In general terms of iiis two four-year olans. i - ' "The idea of compulsory; Irbor service and farm colonies! constitutes the main pillars of, this program," he said, describing one &s ttie "salvation of the Gcrinan farmer, to safeguard the nation's possibilities of sustenance and hence her very life" and the other the! "solvation of the German worker! through a colossal and comprphcn.slvc! attach' on unemployment." He appealed for divine gtiIdanr-> for the men called to head the nev.- government and asked the nation to withhold Judgment for ^our.; years. His old campaign demands for building lip the national defense were toned down In a declaration reaffirming the stand of previous cabinets for Juridical equality with other nations In arms. \ Concluding a bitter attack on Communists, the chancellor ^asserted that Christianity would be the basis of Germany's moral eoncep- tlons. He declared the family woiUd be firmly (protected. ; The Wolff and the Telegraphen- ' Union Press association! both reported police strength has hecn augmented; and that detective^ have occupied the Communist i he^dquar- ' ; ters. Karl Liebknecht houBe, on Buelow-Platz. ! i Another! resulted! when one Commuplst was stabbed !by a Nazi in the • Charlottenburg dlstrtct of Berlin. ;A Nazi at EssenJ wais seriously wounded and expected to die after being shot by Communists. Five were wounded when police dispersed £j Nazi-Communist affray tit Wanne-Eickel. Several were injured in a Communist demonstration In Munich.; . I ; NEW TROOP TO BE FORMED. Boys Invited to Join Boy Scouts At Presbyterian Church. ! All boys 12 years of age or olderj are invited to be present in th^i Presbyterian church Monday at! 7:30 p. m. when the Prtebyteriani troop of the lola Boy Scouts is formed. | ! Under the leadership of Charles! Wilson, who has been selected as the Scoutmaster, the Iwys will be registered and plans laid for effecting the permanent organization of the troop. Loujs Rosenberg Jr., has been named a$slsta!nt troop leader. Present also iMonday will be tlie members of the troop executive committee including the Rev. R. D. Snuffer, pastor of the church, Dr. A. R. Chambers, W. W. Perham, Major T. F. Limbocker, and Emerson E. Lynn. HOSIER ;M. VARNER IS DEAD Long-TIme Resident of Moraa Succumbs .^fter a Stroke,Moniiay. . The announcement caine from Moran this morning of the ;death there at;3 .a. m. of Homer M. Var- ncr, for; 33 years one of I the well known and highly respected'; business men qf the town. ! i Mr. Vamer was in thei serenty- third year of his- age. He has al- waj -3 en.1oyed good health until within the past year. Monday he suffered a stroke of apopleixy a-hich was folldwed three days i later by his death. He is survived by his widow and by five 'children: George V^mer, Topeka;; "ITieodore Vamer, 3nde- pe!ndence; Ed.. Vamer, Moran} Mrs.. William Bi^nnen. Chanute; ^ Mrs.! Eugene Plumb, Picher, Okla: All- those were present when the end came. Mr. Vamer was the -uncle of Roy Vamer, of The Register, and was !the last of his generation. It was i ahnbunced later thit the funeral wil^ be held at 2:30 ;p. m. tomorrow^ ixf the Ralston fiineral home in Mpran, with burial tb follow in tha i^loma cemetery.

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