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STATE HISTORICAL COM P. : TOPEKA.KAM. H 1 VOLUME XXXVI. No. 85.. Suceeuor to The IoI» Daily Itegittei', The loU Daily Record, and Ida Daily Index. lOLA, KAS., SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 4,1933. The \ Weekly Register, The Ibla Daily Register. EBtabliahed 1867 Established 1897 FOUR PAGES ARSONCHARGES AGAINST A PAIR FROM CHETOPA Two Men Face Third De^ gree Warrants Issued by County Attorney FIRE TUESDAY NIGHT Residence and Bam at Neosho and Vermont Streets Burn Tvro Oklahomans were cliargcd v.-iih third degree.areon In warrants issued today by County Attorney . Frank Taylor as a sequel to a fire which destroyed a bam and most of . a houuc' at the corner of Neosho and Vermont Tuesday night. The men gave llieir names as A; C. j^'tewart and B. L. Bennett, and they /.•;aid they lived in Cheiopa; Okla. The pair were aiTcsted Tuesday night by Officers Ross and Dorsett .shortly .after the fire alarm was • sounded. In their autf)moblle, the officers said wore, two five-gallon containers which (save evidence of luivfni: UM'II r( ceiuly emptiecl of .ken>sen>'. They were placed in the city Jiui imd held'thoi-e until to- .ci«y. When t\\<; fin- (lejiarimenl reach• t^l the steiie of the fire they found the bhin (it llie rear Of the two• -room resulenc<" virtun ly deslroy(!(l by till] flames, and tlx hou.se ILsell on fire. They wen' uhnblo to .saTe , the barn and concentrated their efTorts on the house, a part of wlilci: was .saved. The building was unoccupied at the time.' Tlie owner of the house, accord- ;ln{j to evidence. in the hands of the county attorney.; Ls R. S. Barton, who also lives in Chetopa. He i purchased the ijroperty in 1927 at ja total-xost of $200. according to ' the record of the deed. The prosecutor said today that the bam was insured for SIOO. the house for $503, and the contents of the hou.se for SIOO. Taylor also said the automobile the pair was dri\1ngr; belonged to Barton, although it was allegedly taken without the consent or knowledge iof the owner. Tlic two Tola officers^ according to their testimony, noticed Stewart and Bennett on the street a short < .distance from the corner of Neosho jarid Vermont. Shortjy after they :saw the two men the fire alami. 'v.-as sounded; and shortly thereafter, the officers arrested .the, pair on South street. They said the two i'Jve-gallon containers were in the tiutomobile thiey were driving, which ^as a Chrj-slcr. The arrest was - made at about 2 a. m. PUBLIC ENEMY NO. 1 GIVEN A YEAR Chicago, Feb. 4.! (AP)—Murray Humphreys, successpr to "Scarface Al" Capone as Chicago's No. 1 "public enemy," was sentenced to serve one year in the house of correction and pay a $300 fine today upon IUB recent conviction, on a charge of gun toting. The big, black haired, suave mannered Himiphreys was seized several weeks ago by de- teetivesi who raided an expensive loop office suite in a search for labor riacketeers. , Half a .doz-: en other known gangsters were aiTcsted at the same raid, but later released. ; Humphreys carried a revolver, detectives testified during the 20 minute presentation of the state's case. Judge Harold O. O'Cpnnell refused to grant a new iriial but allowed a 60 day stay of sentence pending an appeal. The sentence was the maximum amount. Humphreys was said to have been one of several papone henchmen who sought leadership of the liquor syndicite after Al Capone entered the Atlanta penitentiary when convicted of income tax la!w ylo- latipns. HELEN KERR NAMED Iol& Stndent at Jimior College Head ! ^ of Governing body , Miss Helen Kerr of lola Is the ,hew president of the executive committee which governs student, affairs at the lola junior college as t^i result of a recent election. The officers which were chosen at that election are the first to be named iinder the recently revised :constltu- tion of the student government association. Other officers: David Condcr- -man, Moran, vice-president; June "Thompson. lola, secretary-treasurer; Ben, HanthornCj, Colony, sophomore rtrpresentatlvc; James Held, lola, Ireshman representative. Those officers have po\^'er to enact regulations for the jconduct of student affairs. With the power to advise but not to legislate, the following officers were elected from the student body at large: Virginia Finley. lola; Carl Green, lola; and Faye Weast, Moran; Crystal McNally, lola, women's representative; Reed Maxon. lola, men's representative. Representatives from the Y. M. C. A., and the Y. W. C< A., arc yet fo be chosen. BUSINESS CLUB TO MEET. '•J Organization Plans to Be Discussed After Current Topics. Plarus for the organization of lola'.s hew busine.ss club will be completed ait a meeting to be h9ld next Monday night at 8 o'clock at the Poitland hotel following the meeting of the Current Topics ^cStib. A " report on suggested "Articles of Or- -?:anizatlon" wijl bo made by a committee, appointed last week.for that , ])urposC' ' What plan is adopted—if any— iWill depend on the vote of those jjresent. E\-eryone who is interested in promoting the busiriess and cirtc Jntere.st^ of the community of lola is invlt(ed to attend. ' TAX RELIEF ON WAYATTOPEKA I Legislators Whipping Program of Gpvernmcntal Economy into Shape - Topcka. Feb. 4. (AP)—A program designed to bring relief to taxpayers and applicable both to unpaid taxes of the past and future levies, to carry on government on an economy basis is being whipped into shape by the legislature. Although consiaerable progress was made with a, wide variety of relief measures during the fourth week of the biennial session, none were completed and made ready for Governor : Alfred M. Landon's signature. Several may reach the governor next week. Before the legislature declared its customarj- week-end- adjournment, however, the house passed the Dodge bill cancelling penalties, costs and interest on land bid off by next January 1. Companion measure to the Ryan bill previously passed by the house, the measure 'Was sent back to the senate for action, on a minor amendment. Redemption Period Increased. Earlier in the week, the senate passed and sent to the house the Rees bill extending the period for redemption of land sold for taxes from three to four years, and reducing the interest rate charged the taxpayer from 15 to 10 per cent. An even' more sweeping tax r^ form measure which would aid not only delinquent taxpayers, but those/ who pay. their taxes early was passed by the house. It would abolish the two five per Cent penalties now imposed when taxpayers fall to pay their |tax bills promptly and allow a 2 per cent discount on the last half installment if the full year's taxes are paid by December 20. Taxes not paid promptly would draw interest at the rate of 10 per cent a year. Under this bill, upon which the senate must act before . it will be sent to the governor, the taxpayer would be penalized less than one per cent Instead of five, if he was one month late In paying his tax bill. Several Disagreements. Sharp j disagreements developed between the senate and the house during the week on several tax proposals. The senate voted to -repeal the poll tax, but a similar measure was reported adversely by the house as- s^sment and taxation committee. The house-approved Cowden bill calling for a. reassessment of real estate this year instead of in 1934 was reported adversely by the senate assessment and taxation committee. Instead of the bill, the committee brought out the Dodge resolution calling for a flat 20 per cent reduction in real estate valuations. Another disagreement arose over proposals for submission of a constitutional amendment- restricting franchise in bond elections to taxpayers. Senate approval was given earlier in the session to the proposal, but the house assessment and taxation . committee rejected the proposition, although not the one which had carried in the senate. ;^ WEATHER and ROApS ^ FOR KANSAS: Fair tonight and Sunday except possibly snow tonight In extreme northeast portion; warmer tonight and'in ea^ and south portions j Sunday. - ;For lola and Vicinity: Fair and —" warmer tonight and Snhdsty. "Temperature — Highest yesterday. , 45: lowpst last night. 122;, normal for today. 31; excess yesterday. 3; excess since January 1. 435 degrees; -ithls dat^'last year, highest, 31; lowest. 9. i Precipitation for the 2^ hours end• 'm^ at 7 a. m. today, .00;.total for f tlxls year to date, 1.52; excess since '• January' 1, .01 inch. i • - Relatlye humidity at 7 a. m. today, 79 per .cent; barometer reduced to sea level, .30.16 inches, gun. rises, 7:24.a. ra.;. sim sets, "'5:48 p. m. ' Weather and Dbi Boads. Emporia, Manhattan, Ottawa, Coffeyville, Pittsburg, Arkansas City. •Wichita, ^alina, Top^, dear, roads ANOTHERINTO RACE FOR CITY ' FINANCE POST R. I. Mather Announces His Candidacy for a ! Commission Seat THE SIXTH TO ENTER EPISCOPAL LADIES HOSTESSES Catholic Ladies to Serve Monday Meal to Men on Relief Project. Ladies of the Episcopal church today prepared and served a noonday meal' to men employed on the city-lola welfare association relief project, using the facilities of the Baptist t*mple. \ Monday the men will be served by the ladies of the CathoUc church in the Christian church. ARMS CACHE IS UNCOVERED Lansing Warden Says Two Revolvers and Ammunition Discovered. Leavenworth, Kas., Feb, 4. CAP)— Kirk Prather. warden of the Kansas state penitentiarj- at I,ansing. today disclosed he had discovered a cache on the prison grounds con- tauiing two revolvers and a quantity of. ammunition. Warden I»rather expressed the belief the weapons had been hidden for use in the event of a possible • prison break. The revolvers had been wrapped in an oil soaked gunny sack. Reauction of the Utilities Rates a Major Issue in Coming Campaign At least a six-corhered race for the office of city finance commissioner was assured today with the announcement of R. I. Mather that he will be a candidate at the primary which is to be held March 4. In a statement announcing his candidacy, Mi^. Mather steered clear of campaign promises which might prove difficult to fulfill. He did; however, mention isome questions which so far have not become issues In the campaign. The statement follows: "While I do not believe In making a lot of promises that may be very difficult to fulfill, I do believe the public should know how a man stands on some things of Interest to the city at this time. "We are all for economy. It r.hould be as strict as consistent with good sei-vlcc. •' "The city should Join with other organizations in helping relieve unemployment and want until conditions change. Not a Sideline. . "The office will not be just a side; line with me, 'secondary to another business. I can devote sufficient time to serve the city to the best of my ability; l "At the-present rate oh fuel for the plant there is no doubt that either the electric rate can be reT duced oi the city tax can be elUn-- Inated the coming year. One should be put into effect after due consideration of the board. "The duties of the city engineer and superintendent of utilities, now divided, should be combined and handled by one; there is no need having two men where one can do the work, and I certainly do not approve of any two of the board employing a man to head another's department against his wishes, which pnnuls his authority in his department." Mr. Mather is as well known to Tola voiers as any of the other five candiaates. He ^came to the towti in 1899 and has lived here ever since. He was kept in the public notice for six years recently, having served for two terms as commissioner of utilities. Mr. Mather, who lives at 836 North Jefferson, is not engaged in - any business at present. • Other candidates who have announced are Milford Langley, J. D. Buchanan, Carol Hoyt, the incumbent, E. D. Shields, and O. W. Holmes^ former city clerk. Langley the First. Langley started the ball rolling several weeks ago by being the first to enter the race. He nailed* a definite plank in his platform by saying he favored an Immediate reduction of utility rates. Buchanan, the second to announce, made no promises whatsoever. "I just want the people to know that I am a candidate," he said. Within a few minutes after Buchanan' had made his intentions known, Hoyt colncldcntallv announced he would seek reelection. He is definitely opposed to a reduc-^ tion in rates, giving it as his belief that if any cuts are made a corresponding increase in city taxes is bound to result. Shields made no promises definitely in either direction, although he did say that economy and .efficiency would be his guiding stars if he is elected. He opposed any cut in rates which would result in higher tax^s. Holmes has made a platform of his record as city clerk, which service extended over several years, and is standing squarely on top of it. Pour school board seats and one school board treasurer's office will be up before the voters at this election also. JULIAN TO REMAIN Oklahoman Wanted for Fraud to Stay on in Canada Oklahoma • City, • Feb. 4. (AP)— The dapper C. C. Julian has served notice he will not appear for his mail fraud trial scheduled in federal court here next Monday. More than 50 other defendants are involved. In a letter to Walter M. Harrison, managing editor of the Daily Oklahoman and Times, Julian said he had decided to remain In Canada and allow his $25,000 bond to be forfeited "for a combination of reasons, the most outstanding of which Is that I have firmly convinced myself that I have no possibility of receiving even the semblance of a fair trial." "One thing sure," Julian wrote, "and that is that if anyone connected with the C. C. Julian Oil & Royalties company is guUty of anything, that must be C. C. Julian and no one else for I was the sole trustee, the board of directors and all the officers of the company myself with every other human in my organization taking strict Instructions from me at all times." • District Attorney Herbert • K. Hyde said every effort will be made to have Julian present. The charges grew out of Julian's oil stock promotions. Involving approximately 3^ million dollars. His company now Is In receivership. IP YOU. MISS THE REGISTER CALL 157 OB 620. Sergeantjat-Arms Under Suspension fey Senators Artide in Al Smith's M^^azine CHargring Some Members of Senate With Accepting Bribes Draws Stem Actim in Unusual Scene in National Capitol, Washington,. Feb. 4. (AP)—Idle senate's 73*year-old sergeant^atr arms, David S. Barry, was i^>d9 suspension today—suspended tor writing a magazine article accusing some members of congress of accepting bribes. He was removed from his familiar chair next to the senate's presiding officer after a public trial in that historic chamber. Final Judfpnaent will be passed next Tuesday. In one of the most unusmd scenes in congressional history, Bany was called before the senate bar yesterday. ,He acknowledged writing the article, admitted he had no evidence, but asserted his belief that his article was true. • The article in question yias published imder Barry's name in the current' Issue of the New Outlook which Is edited by Alfred B. Smith. Its title was "Over the HUl to Demagoguery." .. ' Among Its staj^nients was this: "Contrary to popular belief, there jOre not many crooks in congress. pDiat is, out and out grafters." r Thfe attention of congress was first called to.the article by Rep- ftesentattre LaOuardia of New York, ^hoksaid in the house that Barry should be forced to tell the names !«fi members who have accepted brflies. • .1 In jthe s^te, the neatly-dressed Barry faced the accusing senators, 'ffnder the stern questioning of some of the senate's, most able legal minds he gave hesitating and some- HITLER STRIKES ANOTHER SNAG Prussian Diet Refuses to Vote Itself into pis- solution Now, Berlin. Feb; 4. (AP)—The Prussian diet; by a vote of 214 to 196, knd the diet triumvirate, by a vote of 2 to 1, declined today to bow to the demand of Chancellor Hitler's! cabinet that the diet dissolve so a new election could be b^ coincidentjally with the Reichstag election on March 5. Only by a vote of the diet or of the trlmnvirate, which includes the diet president, the premier of Prus-: sia and the president of the state council can the diet be dissolved. Now it is up to the department of justice to think up another' way of dissolving the assenrf)ly. | The National Socialist newspaper Angriff asserted dissolution iwas assured irrespective of the wj^lon of th6 diet or of the triumvirate. Hans Kerrl, National Socialist president of the diet, terminated a tumultuous session immediatlely after the vote, calling sarcastlctdly to. the Centrist, Socialist, and Communist benches: "(Sentlemen, I wish you the best for the futiu«." Policy in Doubt. Political circles wonder what will happen since the triumvirate turned dissolution down. Some believe the federal government will authorize VJce-Chancellor Von Papen, who is commissioner for Prussia by special decree, to simply take Premier Braun's place and together with Kerrl declare the diet dissolved. Before the diet liegan debate on dissolution, the Communists demanded passage of a resolution declaring the Versailles treaty null and void. They also sought a number of measures in the Interest of workers and farmers, but the Nazis blocked discussion of all these. The Hitler Nazi-Juhlcer cabinet was determined that new Prussian elections will be called for Mlarch 6, the same day that a new Reichstag or national parliament, will be elected. It was considering meaisures to dissolve the diet forcibly. Newspapers Muzzled. Suspension of puUicatlon of the Socialist party's organ Vorwaerts for three days^ and the raids oh Communist headquarters and "banning of Conmiunist meetings served to stifle the two chief opposition parties. These and the Catholic jtarties are now in the full stride of tiielr fight to force outi HlUer. They formed a majority opposition in the Reichstag but Hitler was confident the election would destroy it. i Suspension of two more Socialist newspapers and confiscation of today's edition of the Communist organ, the Rote; Fahne, occurred today, i The Thurinfeian ministry! of interior at Weimar suspended two Socialist newspapers for ten days and two weeks respectively, for .reprinting alleged treasonable : matter which appeared in Vorwaerts. Police raided a secret Cormnunisjt printing office in Amstadt and confiscated handbills and pesters calling for strikes. Dr. Alfred-.Hugenberg, Nationalist leader, has been appointed Prussian commissioner for agriculture and ,^so for itrade, economics and labor. Dr. Hugenberg how holds five jobs, namely, the reich's ministries for economics and agriculture, the two Prussian commisslon- erships, and the reiiii's commlsson- ership for special relief in the eastern provinces. - Naxis Not Worried. The Nazi ex-school teacher, Bernhard Rush, chief of the Hanover storm ti-oops, W^as appointed Prussian commissioner for culture and education. | Developments today indicated, however, that the Nazis do not con^ sidcr the coming .elections all-important. Adolf Wagener, National Socialist leader, said at mass meeting-in. Munich: ."Were the government now stopped, It Is most likely there will not be too many more elections in Germany." This would mean a continuation of a government by decree, but opposed to such recourse is President Von Hindenburg himself, who has insisted the Hitler coalition cabinet must have a parliamentary niajor- what conflicting answers; Part of the time he contended the article did not convey his meaning. Then again he insisted it was true. But he said he could not name any members of congress who had taken bribes. Once he said his purpose was "to Hefend the senate from a popular belief that there are crooks and grafters here." Later when hard preisscd he replied; to a question as to his opinion of the truth or falsity of his article: : "I think it Is true." For two hours the senate debated whether to dismiss Barry summarily or suspend final Judgment until next Tuesday. Scimtor Norris (R., Neb.) asserted the evidence that Barry had charged bribery without proof was undisputed and moved to dismiss the veteran officer immediately. But Senator Reed (R., Pa.) said: "I should hke to declare the office vacant and do it instantly, but I apprehend that if that is done it will be taken by the country as a hot-headed action, more in revenge than after sober consideration." Finally it was decided to refer the case to the judiciary committee for Investigation and report by next Tuesday, meanwhile suspending Barry. At the same time a resolution to certify the case to the District ^of Columbia and New York state authorities for possible prosecution on the grounds of criminal Ubel also was referred to the committee. Barry explained he had not seen a proof of the article and that he would have changed the meaning of his words "because I do not know of any such men and did not mean to Imply that I did." Later Norris read a line from the article which said there were "many SraiiBgogues In congress who vote for legislation-because they think It will help their own political fortunes." He asked Barry if he thought that was true. i "I certainly do." Sometime later Barry was allowed to make another statement. "I merely wanted to refer to the statement by^Senator Blaine that I admitted the article was false," Barry said. "I don't think I made such an admission. I do not apologize for that. I have-to stand on the article as it is. Biit I did not mean to say it was misleading or false." Then under persistent questioning he said'"I think it (the article) is true as written." Barry has been sergeant at arms for 14 years, being elected when Republicans took control of the senate in 1919. He had served as a senate page and later as a clerk in several government departmerits. In 1879 he entered newspaper wprk and was Washington correspondent for Detroit, New York, and other papers. ROOSE\[ELT TO SEA President-GIect Speaks in Jacksonville Before Boarding Yacht Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 4. (AP)— Launching upon his last vacation before. assuming the presidency March 4. Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived! here today to begin a ten-day cruise down the Florida coast. Alighting from a special train that bore him from the "Little White House" at Warm Springs, Ga., the president-elect was greeted by a committee, composed of state and city' oflBcials, which extended to him' the state's welcome. Mr. Roosevelt immediately set out upon a short sight-seeing tour of the city, and then proceeded to Hemming Park in the downtown section for a brief address before boarding Vincent Astor's trim yacht Nourmahal. Along the route the president­ elect took through the city streets, thousands had gathered during the hour before the parade. Among the spectators were virtually all the school.bhildren of the city; Streets were roped off for a radius of two blocks at Hemming Park, and in this area, thousands of spectators were jammed. Governor Dave-Sholtz and Mayor John T. Alsop Jr., rode with Mr. Rookevelt on his tour. . ' WTien the party arrived at Hemming Park a great cheer went up from the crowd. •Through amplifiers Mr. Roosevelt spoke briefly, . declaring he was glad to be here as the guest of Governor Sholtz and Mayor Alsop." With a chuckle, he announced he had discovered that Mayor Alsop and he were related. "His .fifth cousin married my fifth cousin," Mr. Roosevelt said. The crowd roared. The yacht carrying President­ elect Roosevelt to sea for ten-da/s fishing cruise shoved away from port at 10:05 a. m.' Morning Fire Extinguished. City firemen were routed out of theb' i>eds by an alarm at 6:45 a. m. today to extinguish a blaze in a residence at 624' South Chestnut. The fire was started. Chief Ralph Thrasher said, by anj overheated flue and caused damage he estimat-r ed at $25. TRAFFIC ON 54 TO BE DETOURED NEAR RAILROAD Tentative Locatic^ of the Temporary Road Announced Today PARALLEL TO MOP Route WiU Keep Traffic On Highway Passing Through lola ,The, problem of locating detour to handle traffic when U. S. 54 is closed ifor construction between lola and the NeOsho river has apparently 'been solved. Traffic will probably be routed as follows: West-bound cars will proceed through lola;on the present route until they geit to the corner of West street and State. Then they will turn north on State to Martin (the lost street south of the Missouri Pacific crossing), go west a block on Martin, angle northwest across the vacant land between there and the Santa Fe, crossing the Santa Pc tracks Immediately south of the Aflssouri Pacific right- of-way. JTllc detour, win then follow the south line.of the Missouri Pacific right-of-way for Its entire length between there and the city property near the river bridge where it will turn south to the bridge. Long Temporary Rood. Of course this will mean the construction of a temporary road the entire distance" from the end of Martin street to the river as there is no road of any kind '. there at present. The road will be 30 feet wide and will be covered with sufficient gravel to make it serviceable in all weather. The Santa Fe crossing wUl !» adequately planked and will be protected by a flagman for 16 hoiurs a day dm-ing the time the detour is in use which will probably be from four to six montns. • The announcement of this route as the probable detour is not official but it is believed to be justified by the visit here yesterday of P. E. Summers, division superintendent of the Santa Fe, who examined the proposed crossing of the Santa Fe tracks and said that Jie would recommend that his company •permit such an arrangement to be made. State highway engineers had chosen this as the best available route some time ago but were not sure they could obtain the permission of the Santa Fe for the crossing because of the safety factor involved.. Flagman at No Cost to City. That permission is practically as- -surcd now, however, and there ir, every reason to believe that this Is the route that will be decided upon. Arrangements for the flagman to guard the pressing have been made' through Angelo Scott, chairman of the Allen cbunty federal relief com- niitlcc, who has 'given assurance that his committee will be able to provide these men without expense either to the state highway depai-t- mcnt or the Santa Fe. lolans were afraid for a while that It might be necessary to detour the traffic through Humboldt or Neosho Falls, which would riiean the complete loss to lola during thj period of this construction of all business created by U. S. 64 traffic. They will be gratified to learn that It now sieems certain a detour can be arranged which will add less than a mile to the distance thC; motorist will have to travel and which WiU bring all U. S. 54 traffic through lola exactly as It Is coming how. The contract for the Job is to be let February 14.. It is expected that work will begin before the first of March. RUSSI.1N8 ORD^ED INTO ARCTIC FORESTS Archangel, Russia, Feb, '4. (AP)—All peasants in the north- em region. wht»e numbers^ nci into the thousjinds, have been summarily drafted for one month's labor in the lumber camps in an effort by the Soviet government to prevent failure of the timber export plan fqr 1933-34. Admitting that recent bad; work in, the cutting and trans-' port of lumber endangers; this important phase of the second five-year plan, the northern region Communist party has prd- claimed A 31-day period beginning February 7 and ending March 10 • as a month for "Stalin's;march to the forests." All able-bodied peasants in tttie whole northern region covering 1,119,000 square kilometers stretching from the White sea to the Urals and southward to the Vologda district, will be mobilized foi* compulsory work. ; During this period the nartyls order, reading like a wol-tlme military decree, directs womeh and children to carry on the work of the villages which' will be stripped of men, and declares that those peasants who refuse service In the forests will be coij- sldercd traitors and dealt with accordingly. LAW EAGERTO GET SUSPECTS Authorities Vieing with Each Other to Prose^ cute Four Men FIFTH ATTACK IS REPULSED. Japanese Ward Off Effort By Chinese to Regain WalL (Dhinchow. Manchuria, Feb.' 4. (AP)—The Japanese military; headquarters here reported its garrison at Chiiimenkow, in the Great Wall of China, repiulsed the fifth Chinese attack in eight days after, three hours of desperate fighting eariy today. The Rengo (Japanese) news agency said Chinese troops In the Shihmenchai district, westward from Chiumenkow, were recently reinforced by two of Marshal Chang Hsiao-Liang's brigades. With the aid of these regular troops dispatched by the North China military leader, the Chinese forces. were reported trying enveloping tactics by attacking the Japanese garrison from the east, north and'west. Further Chinese assaults were expected. - Chiumenkow,- a main coastal passage through the Great Wall into the Chinese province of Jehol, was captured by the Japanese a week after the fall of Shanhalkwan, the Chinese border city, 12 miles south-, ward. » "RITV? AND GRUB KING" DIES Officer Responsible for Feeding British Army Succumbs. London. Feb. 4. (AP)—Major- Gcneral Sir Evan Carter, the man who was responsible for feeding the British army In Prance during the war, died here today. He was 66 years old. In the army register he was director of supplies, but the Tommies called him the "rum and grub king." He had " a wide acquaintance among American officers and one of his great friends was General Charles Gates Dawes, with whom he was associated iwhen General Dawes was a member of the military board of allied supply. Wichita, Feb. 4. (AP)—Kansas and Oklahoma officers expressed belief today that' In the arrests of four men at El Dorado yeserday. they have the solutions to several unsolved major crimes,in the two states covering a period of several months. Carrol Turley, one of; the quartet, was taken, to Abilene. Kas., last night and left with Dickinson county authorities after he had been identified by five witnesses as one; of the band whiph! held up the First National bank of Herington last September 15. Captain W. O. Lyle of the detective force said he expected Oklahoma authorities here today to take Lonrile Poe and Joe Milan back.to Bristow to face charges of robbing the State National bank of Depew, January 16. . . L Youth Back to Newton. Bennle Young, the 19-year-old fourth member of the gang, will be surrendered to Newton. Kas., officers froni whom he escaped a month ago by sawing his way out of jail. He was held on charges of highway robbery. ;Lyle said Poe and Milan previously had been identified as two of three men who fired on Oklahoma officers when they went to the Charles McGlnty farm, eight miles ea.st of Bristow. to question theih concerning the Depew robbery. Included In the huge seizure of arms, the detective said, were several rifles, other arms and ammunition that had been stolen from an armory at Konawa, Okla., recently after the night watchman there had been kidnaped. Eager to Get Them. The detective said he did not know what other, crimes the ^ pair would be held accountable for but from the eagerness displayed by Oklahoma authorities for their custody he believed that in the two they had the "answer, to several jobs."- Desk Sergeant George Cornwell said he received seven calls from Oklahoma officers within an hour last night, all asking custody of the men. The sheriff at Cyril, Okla., said he was confident the pair was responsible for the holdup of a bank there. Sapulpa and Pawhuska officers asked that the men be held for them regardless of claims by other authorities. It was not known here, however, what charges would be brought by the latter two. Poe is reputed to be a lieutenant of Charles (Pretty Boy) Floyd and Milan Is understood to have a record' of participation in bank robberies extending back to the days of the Eddie Jenkins gang of ten years ago. PAIR PARKED IN CAR SHOT Former PolicemanDies. Woman Wounded In Negro's Attack. Little Rock, Ark., Fe^b. 4. (AP)— >Iark Goodson, former policeman, was killed and his companion, Mrs. Jerome May, 30, was shot and stabbed last night in a woods near North Little Rock. Mrs. May told police they were attacked by an unidentified Negro. ' Posses were called out. She was found, suffering from 13 knife stabs and birdshot wounds, staggering along a highway. Her condition is critical. Mrs. May said she and Goodson were parked in an automobile when the Negro approached, held them up with a. shotgun, marched them Into the woods, and killed her com- Ipanlon. She was wounded In fighting off his subsequent attack, i.', HAMILTON IS RECOVERING National Committeeman to Hospital for Appendix Operation. Topeki. Feb. 4. (AP)—John; Hamilton. Republican national commit- teemaln for Kansas, who underwent an. operation for appendicitis last night, was reported today to be recovering "satisfactorily." His physician said his condition was not sc- jrlouS. 'i I Hamilton became ill earller| in the we^k and was taken to ,the hospital llasi night for an operation.; SECOND COUNTY VET'S BANQUET ON NEXT WEEK lola Legion Post Sponsors Get-Together for All World WfarMeiv CARRUTH TO ATTEND Department Gommahder, I Possibly Governor,: on The Program The second annual county ex- !r\'ice men's banquet to be: spon- sbred by the Leslie J.-Campbell post of the American leglou wilj be held in lola next Friday, February 10, bjeglnnlng at 7 p. m. It w|U be held in the Masonic temple. ; , I Every former soldier of the^World war who lives in the county; Is In­ vito to attend. Ladles are ajso In- ,vlted and it will hot be a stag af- filr. The Legion sponsored the l^rst banquet Inst year as a good win move, and encouraged py the results of the first affair, the post decided to repeat thts year. ' I "Tlie purpose of the bar^quet,!> Earl Hunter, post commanded, said today, "is to promote friendly relations nmoiif; the World warvctcr- aiis of the county. The program is uLso designed to jn'omote, thi/ same good feeling amonR the women who attend." ' I Carruth to Speak, j The program Friday will bb built around stjocche.s from the leaders of the American' Legion In Kansas. Heading the list Is Ed Carruth, .state commander. After him i.s Mrs. Dora Galtskill, state president of the Auxiliary; Carl Moore,; vlct,- state commander; Tommy Adkln- son, state membership chairman: Frank Sullivan, eastern half.j membership chairman; Rex Montgomery, national committeeman; Douglas Hudson and Don • Stuart: past state commanders, and Red-Ryan, .state adjutant. ' ; I The price per plate will be 50 cents, it was announced -today, and post officials asked ' that r^erva- tions bC' made immediately by calling Harry Bishop at the Wilcox station on the north side of the square. His telephone numlser is 685. . L Commander Hunter said; today that there was a po.ssibilityi that cjovernor Alfred M. Landon" would attend the banquet. He said that an Invitation had been sent .to the governor but that no reply had been received as yet. Definite acceptances, however, have been received from the Legion officers who;are to spenk. Those who attended the fh-st annual banquet last j'ear recalled today In enthusia.stic terms the character of the 19321 gathering. Ex- (jovemor Harry H. Wbodrlng, Stuart, Carruth, and ficials were there. persons who ^attelnded said; they had never been to a better sinillar function. I It was stated- d program this year Post ofllcers wa stressed that a co extended to every an in the county—I other Legion of- land many;of the ^finitely that the: jwlU not last more; than one hour and 15 minutes after the speaking begins. The assertion was given In order to assure those who attend a progi-am-which will not drag out too long. hted It especially dial Invitation^Is jWorld war vfter- hat It Is no't limited, to members of the Legion organization or to veterans wh(5 happen to live within the city limits of lola. It Is a county-wide gathering In every sense of the word,; they said tilTLER FpR ITALY Chancellor Says Germany HasS'iews In Common ^ith Fascist^ : Rome, Feb. 4. i(AP)—Chancellor Adolf Hitler of Germany, in an interview . made public here today, said both his country and Italy "are on the same ground, striving for the same goal." "It will be easifr to find absolution of our mutual problems and all. wheels will be set ^n motion torcome to a common understaridlngV' he said in the interview published In the semi-official organ Giqmale ^'Italia. He extciided his greetings to Italy "not as chief of govertlment but as a fighter for-a common idea." : "I am convlnrcd nothing ^-ould go further to promote the pea'Ce of Europe than closi^ cooperatloii be- tv^-een the two peoples (of Italy and Germany.) During the bloody struggle for libert • of the German nation. I alwaj-s have stressied the necessity of a co dial relationship with Italy and now that I am responsible for German statesmanship, I am deternlned to Irealize thfc aim. Italj-, [oo. demands its rights be acknowledged. Thus.both, nations are on thf same grftund, striving for tlie same goal," he''sald. Ex-Premier Hen lot of Frande, in an address Wednesday night In Paris, warned that] the similar-theories of Mu.ssolinl of Italy and'Hit­ ler might'lead to revamping of.Eur­ ope by revision of treaties : and therefore threaten peace. KANSAS CITY PLANT OPENS Men Called Back to Work in Ford Assembly Works There. ". Kansas City, Fob. 4. (AP)-i-The assembly plant of the Ford Motor comp.iny here will resume operation Monday following an elght-doy halt occasioned byi labor difficulties X rienced at Detroit by the BWggs ufacturing company, bharles P. Bowman, managed oX thl-3 local plant, said approximately! 4C«) men Willi return to ;Work Monday.- When the plant reaches its normal stride 700 men will be employed, he said.

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