COMP . TOPEKA >KAS««' THE VOLUME. XXXVI. xN'o. 86. Successor to The loU D»il7 Itegister, Th» lola Daily Record, and lola Daily Index. lOLA, KAS., MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 6, 1933. COLD WAVE TO HAVE STATE IN GRASP TUESDAY Snow and Chilly Temper' atures Forecast for lola Tomorrow I^EVERTING TO TYPE Still Winter on Calendar Despite Warm Davs of Past Month BULLETIN. Kansa-s City, Feb. 6. (.\P)—A. IVL Ilamrk'k, federal weather ob- ^rver, issued a warnJniT today that possibly the coldest weather in three >»ihters is due to- iporrovr riiRht. Stockmen were ^•arned to prepare shelter for their animals. The forecaster fiaid indications pointed to tem- ^ratures tomorrow night well below zero. ' The coldest temperature so far tjiis winter was 5 degrees below zero in December. LAME OrCK AMENDMENT INTO CONSTITUTION. tolnns should bank their fires well toDiuht and make them -solvcs ready for'; a six-U of the kind of weatlier they should hnve been having for the; last month, according to Federal Meteorologist M. V/'right. of the local stalioy. A •severe cold wave' is duetto hit the county tonight, brinsrln':; with it some snow. Tomorrow.' however, is supposed to be fa-ir, the weather man said, 'hlthb'igh it will bs cold and the wind will bb howling down from the ;,north. Overcoaus and arctics may'be the articles of clothing most In -evidence tomorrow if Mr Wright's predictions come true. If they do. lolans at that can, havei small opportunity to protest ' Wa.shlngton. Feb. 6. (AP)— A simple formality at the slate department put the lame duck artieridment ofacially into the coiLStltutlon today after a Ions and wcarLsomc Journey through congress and the state legislatures. With a group of state department officials and two other witnesses present. Secretary of State Stlmson signed the proclamation announcing to the nation that a sufficient numbej- of legislatures had approved \ the measure to.make it effectiv^. Under the amendment, [the first regular session of the next congress will open on January 3. as will each session thereafter, and the 1937 inauguration will be on January 20 Instead of March 4. shortening the time between November elections and the opening of the. terms of members of congress and the chief executive. Senator Norris of Nebraska, the Republican independent who sponsored the amendment in congress, was unable to attend the ceremony at the state department. Besides state department employes, the only persons present were Miss Belle Sherwin. president of the National League of American voters, and Clarence Martin, representing the American bar as- sociationv The secretary had received ofHcial notification of the approval of the amendment by 39 states, rh addition to those, however, six others have acted leaving only Florida, Maryland and Vermont which thus far have not approved it. NO MEETING OF CURRENT TOPICS AUTO TAG BILL BEFORE SENATE FOR APPROVAL Reduction of 50 Per Cent Expected to Meet Little Opposition 4 TO CLEAR THE WAY Other Legislation on Major Questions Due to Follow Rapidly Topeka, Feb. 6. (AP)—Rejecting all attempts to amend tbe ; measure, the senate passed 38 i to 1 today and sent to the goremor the house motor tag fee bilL The inonth preceding has boon one igusinCSS Men's Meeting: of unusually mild weather, an^l even 1' ii .r .i, ¥T„I j A _ If Jack Frost docs put in his .scheduled >apix;arunce here, he probably won t stay lone. ; Will Be Held as Announced, However There will bo no meeting of the Current Topics club tonight. Plans had boon made for an ad- Toptka. Feb. C. (APi— A told; wave.'accompanied by sr.ow A due ; to arrive in Kansas tonight as old ' dress by'a speaker who Isa mem- man hvintcr reverted to t>ix-. , iy ,r of the Kansas legislature, but a Ihe only coasohition S. D. Flora.'triegram was received Saturdav f(>dercil meterologisL. could offer hisj r,i„i,t, bv the president of the blub pMbllf; as he predicted the -severe;; expifiinine that unexpected ledsla- cold .was that winter couldn't lasij fj-.e developments made It lmi>6ssi- very [long now, anyway, as th^?, bie for the speaker to leave Topeka riilcndar winter Was almost over. | this time. Admitting a cold spring would b-j A week from tonight the club will . a possibility, he ]X )inted out there would be a wide difference in .tiie temperatures of a cold spring and n cold winter. Today, the last spring-like day bcfoix' the scheduled return of winter fgom its January vacation. Flora .said ?would be pleasant over most pt the slate. Temperatures today ,he e.tpected to rise to 50 in the east have a treat that should compensate for the disappointment in having, no prppmm tonight. Henry J. Allen, px-governor, ox-senator, and .U'eU knowr> in Tola as he is cver>-where elf? a.s one of the finest public .=:i-e."»kcr.s in Kansas, will fte here. He is expected to discu.ss some phisr of international relations with .special reference to his own recent and .'jouth and 35 in the north and jt2i'-> to Bucharest. Roumania. west.; Yesterday the west- was tht warrriest portion of the state, the niorcfiry ranging between 45 and 50 Calling off the Current Topics club moetins- ^nll not affect the plans which have boon announced peneqiny there with an extreme i for a meeting of those Intere.sted in maximum for the state of .')8 at ; the formation of lola's new business Dodge City. In the east the read- club. That meeting will still be ings ^cre generally between 35 and held in the dining room of the Port- 45. ; , r : I land hotel promptly at 8 o'clock. It Minimum of 10 or 15. ! should not last more than an hour Re .Td ings last night v.erc between j and evcr>-one who is interested in 35 and 40 in'the east and slightly . below; freezing in the west with a minirrium of 24 at Goodland. Tonight';as the cold moved in accompanied by north winds. Flora ex_ Itcctccf minimums ol zero to 10 above in the north, and 10 to 15 in the .south.'; Tomorrow he did not expect the ijjercun- to climb above 20 in the north and 25 in the soutliT* No BioLsture was reported In the state 'the last 24 hours, but snow might ^arrive anjtime. Flora said, as ' heavy :falls were b^lng reported ove/ extensive areas to the north and west of Kan.s,".?. He declined to estim-'.ie the amoimt of snow Kan- thc mo^'oment Is invited to ,atten'i A definite plan for the organizi- tion of the new club will be presented at this meeting. MURDOCK INTO RACE Topeka, Feb. 6 (APJ—The legislature reconvened today with Icfid- ers confident the senate would place its final stamp of approval on the 50 per cent cut in motor car license fees and thereby clear the way for consideration of some of the other major questions .confronting the lawmakers. The senate.had agreed to take up the house license tag bill at 3 p. m. as a special order of business. If it accepts the house bill, and leaders of both parties have predicted it will, the senate will need to change its position slightly on truck license fees. The house voted greater cuts for light trucks than did the seriate in a bill it passed earlier in the session. AdminLstration leaders have said the 50 per cent cut in passenger automobiles will save motorists 2 milllon^dollars a year. Under the house bill, the minimum fee w;ould be $4 with 25 cents added for each 100 pounds or major fraction thereof a vehicle weighs In excess of one ton. Income tax legislation and' proposals designed to eliminate "Ijoot- legging" of gasoline in evasion of the state 3-ccnt tax loomed as subjects to be taken up by the lawmakers. Ahead of them, however, the house will consider the first of the major aj)proprIatIon bills, the charitable institutions measure, calling for a slash of more than $600,000 in biennial allowances. Affairs of the state highway department, aired at length in debate on the license tag legislation, likely will regain attention in the senate soon after it disposes of the motor vthicle'ifee bill. Senator Bradney (R) of Columbus said he would seek consideration early in the week of his resolution calling for a legislative investigation of the department by a bi-partisan commission. Various proposals for departmental consolidations.- salary reductions and other governmental economies are being whipped into shape, by committees, administration leaders and individuals as the biennial session enters Its fifth week. Th« Wwkly K«gi«t«r, EHtablinhed 1S67- Tbe loU Diilr Kcfisti-r, |Eiiubliabed 1897 SIX PAGEg New Group Designed to Revive a Dormant G.O.P. National Republican League, With Vice-President Curtis As Its Head, Formed' With Ultimate Aim of Regaining Control of Congress and the White House. Washington, Feb. 6. (AP)—A National Republican league, headed by Vice-President CurtU, has been formed to attempt restoration of the G. O. P. from the tremendous drub^ bing the voters gave it last November. The new organization, armoimced last night by John A. Campbell, of White Plains. New York, who will be Its director. Is desigiied to carry on a vigorous campaign for a comeback not only in the 1936 presidential election, but in next year's con- gre.ssIonal races also. It is professedly neither for nor against the interests of any one candidate. What has been disclosed of its makeup so far is strictly regular Republican. •Under Curtis as chairman, three vice-chairmen have been named: Senators Felix Hebert of Rhode Island, and Daniel O. Hastings of Delaware, and former Representative John Q. Tilson of Connecticut. Headquarters will be opened In Washington, and from it a steady CATHOLIC LADIES HOSTESSES Christi.-vn Church Facilities Used i6 Prepare Meal for Workers. Former Santa Fe Man Announces for City Finance Commissioner Tltc seventh candidate for the office , of city finance commissioner announced today. F. B. Murdoclt. a resident of Tola for 31 j-eafs, said today that he will .make the race. Mr. Murdock, who has been con, . , .nectcd \s-ith the Santa Fe railroad sas mlfeht receive, sajing such.e.sti- J y^^i, recently, said that his one mates were almost imiwssible toj^.^pai^ promise will be economy, make accurately. 1 He favors, he said, adjustments in the minimum utility rates on a •break even" basis, being opposed to the city making a profit on utilities from that source. Other candidates who have announced are MUford Langley. J. D. Buchanan. Carol Ho>l. the Incumbent. O. W. Holmes, E. D. Shields, and R. 1. Mather. . > LAHAl ^rE REVIV.VL AT AN END Icil .T Cplleffp Evanirclist Rcporl.s 2* Conversions at Last Meeting. Twenty-seven prole.ssions of faiiii marked the closin-; day of th? revival .services conducted for the past three vfe-ceks in the LaHan>e Christian clVurch.bv Rus,scU Crouch, assisted by Fred Steele, his song leader. ' Standing r(»oin only was availabl(? to latctcomers at the final .sorvicfj l:i.«-l ntght. nttc.stintr the Interest CROWD AT TEMPERANCE PLAY Audience at First Methodist Church in Excess of 600. An audience estimated by the which has been shown the preach- i Rev. W. P. Wharton, pastor of the First Methodist church, at between six and seven hundred persons wil- ilessed a temjjerance drama . pro- sen'ed in the church last evening in place of the regular ser\-Ico bj- G. Y. Hammond. Tojx'ka attorney and WEATHER and ROADS; ^T""'^"'^"!^ °^ the'AIM- I Saloon league of Kansas. er who Is a student In the lola junior colki.'e. Those connected with tht meetings said today that they fejt h!;;li!y encouraged by the rcsiilts they received. FOR KANSAS: j Local snow tonight; jrencrally fair Tuesday: severe cold wave eiicept stationary temperature Tuesday in extreme northwest portion; strong northerly winds. For lola and Vicinity: Snow to. night; fair Tuesday; severe cold wave. ' Temperature — Highest yesterday. 35: lowest last nighf,. 30: normal for today, 31: excess yesterday, 1; excess since JSnuan.- 1, 4i34 degrees; this date last-year, highest. 57; lowest. 32. Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7: a. m. today. .00; total for this year to date.j 1.52; deficiency J[ since Januarj- 1. .09 inch. Relative humidity at 7 a. m'. today. 67 per cent: barometer reduced, to sea Itvel. 29.74 inches. ' Sun lijses, ,7:22 a. m.; sun sets, 5:51 p. 111. I . Weather and Dirt Roads. Coffeyville. Ottawa, Pittsburg, cloudy, roads good Emporia, Arkansks City, Wichita, Topckn, partly cloiidy. roads'good. The play was based on records cf federal courts In Washington, pnd evolved around tlie suit of a mother against a bootlegger for damages because he sold her son liquor and while intoxicated the son committed a crime for which he was. sent to the penitentiarj-. With the exception of Mr. Hammond, all the persons who took part in the play were lolans. ANTRIM OPENS P.\PER STORE lola Paper Hanger and Painter to SeU Wall Paper Now. R. M. a resident of lola for 23 years, announced today that; he is OE>ening a> wall praper shop at 219 North Jefferson. It wiU be known as "Antrim's Cash Wall Paper Store." Mr. Antrim has long been known as a wall paper hanger and Interior decorator, and his new business v<>nture will be noted with Interest by his many friends. By the courtesy of the First Christian church, whose dinin? room and kitchen equipment they used, the ladles of the Catholic chtu-ph scn-ed the mid-day meal to the !mcn working on the welfare projects today. Tills completes the c>-cle and the second round will start tomorrow, with I the Methodist ladies serving the meal, to be followed Wednesday by the' United Brethren, Thursday by lihe Christian, Friday by the Presbyterian. Saturday by the Baptist and in turn by the Episcopal, the Christian Science, and Trinity Metriodlst. Tlie'Church of the Nazarenc probably [ will also come Into the list, making ten churches in all participating- in this good work. campaign of "Information" will be Issued, directed especially at the younger voters but not overlooking any of the public. Campbell's announcement pointed orut that some 8 million new voters will come along between now and 1936 and, said: "To a very large degree the future of the Republican party will be in their hands." • Curtis in liis letter accepting the office said: "It has long occurred to.me that some such organization should be jlormed for the education of the youth of the county' in the principles of the Republican party."| I Campbell, the organizer, has worked for the. Republican national committee in its eastern headquarters during the last three presidential campaigns arid in between j has helped the national congressional committee. He said the league; already has eastern headquarters functioning in New York City. : This move Is the first rebiuldlng step in the party since the election, but a general reorganization has been looked for by mariy in the party to come some time after March 4. At the Capitol the Republicans ha\'e been very busy conferring. .Some have been trying to get together to oust Everett Sanders as chairman of the national committee. He was put there by President Hoover. What part Mr. Hoover Is to play In the direction of the Republican party of the future is one of the fundamental questions to be settled. The machine as It stands is largely his but whether it could remain so If he wished to retain control and point for renomination in 1936 has yet to be shown. Washington obsen 'ars have been expecting for some time that the Republicans would, as .soon as'they could got together, borro-s-'a leaf from the Democratic strategj' book, arid start their campaigning way ahead of election season. Tlie present movement differs from the Democratic strategy of the pa .st four years in one respect: it is not officially part of the national committee. The Democratic organization set up an executive commit- VOt^TH TO JAIL FOR MONTH AssaiUt with a Brick Spells Nemesis for Itinerant in tola. An unusual form of assault sent Paul Miller, address imknown. to tho Allen county Jail today, where he win stay for the next month. Miller, a youth, wis bumming north on the Santa Fe Oil Flyer Saturday when a negro porter ordered him from the train. Miller gra.s'pcd a brick, according to testll- mony In Ju.stlce J. M. Lamer's court this morning, and heaved It at the porter to get even with him for forcing him off the train. The brick took effect, but with no serious results. Arrested by lola police for Santa Fe authorities Saturday night. Miller was held tmtil this morning when the charges of assault, instead of stealing a ride on a train, were brought against him. Tlie assault charge is the lesser of the two. Miller was also fined $5. He, is lielleved to live In Kansas. ARSON HEARINGS THURSDAY Two Oldahomans Fail to 'Make Bonds of $1000 Set by Lamer. Preliminary hearihgs for A. C. Stewart and B. V. Beimett, Oklahomans charged with third degree arson in warrants Issued by County Attorney Frank Taylor Saturday, were set for Thursday by Justice J. M. Lamer who also fixed their bonds at SIOOO each. In default of their bonds, the two are In the Allen county jail awaiting the hearings. The warrants -were issued after investigation by local and state authorities of a fire which destroyed a bam and-part of a dweUlhg at the comer of Neosho and Vermont early Tuesday momlnR. SCOTT TO TALK TO YOUNG GO. P. Republicans to Hold Lincoln Day Meeting in Baptist Temple Charles F. Scott, publisher of' The Register, will, deliver the main address at a-Lincoln day dinner meeting to be sponsored by the lola Young Republicans club February 14. The meeting will be held in the Baptist temple, with the ladies of the church providing a meal, tickets for which will sell for only 25 cents. The announcement of the coming political rally was made today by Wayne Archer, president of the club. He pointed out that It Is customary for Republican organizations throughout the country to. celebrate the birthday anniversary of Abraham Lincoln with appropriate meetings, but .since the date falls on a Siihday this year, it was decided to hold the meeting on Tue.sday following. Mr. Scott, identified With Republican politics in both the state and the nation for more than 50 years, said today that his speech will cover the history and principles of the Republican p^rty. from the time of Lincoln down to the present. It will be Mr. Scott's first political speech in lola since he returned from Wa.shlngton. D. C, last fall after having .spent more than a year there in the Republican na ,ti6nal headquarters writing publicity for the party. Archer .said that although Mr., washinPtnn Feb R ^AP . Tho of the program will be brief. Some ! ^^^Jtf^^ , f.nn". ?n ? rtM.cinoi r,,,r«Ko,.o o.,,) n K-i„f. "^oncv to larmors under the 90 mil- Archer also said that although the Jf^Jll'I]' .^^'^l.^f'If to approve meeting Is primarily intended f or ! J ^^ulations to ^govern thejoans be- S ^ans '\L^ ^pa ?"l ?llu\rt ^°^h^'---'-s in the -giona. o,n^^^^^^^ Great Emancipator." Archer said. If^^fj'' ^ ; 1^"'-^'^^,^'^P^''!^ "and any person who wants tp U!^]^^^' ^''^^ ^^"^ Washing- this opportunity Is welcome to do i ,' j .. , , so. We have placed the cost of the I ^^f?'i?^^t^Z "?4nns banquet at such a low price that we ^^'^^/.^'^^.^^^^l^.P'^ to^3M this f eel that that-factor should not keep ' ''^ ^^^2 to $300 this anyone from attending " i ^^^^ ^ ^^'•'^^ considered because of ™m'eris'Siufek to start ati^^^e increa.^ In appli^^^^^ 6-30 o m Evervbodv who nlans to' ^^' ^^'^ '"'^ authorized the secre- atL°nSls "ur ?JdToC^Mrfrom j [iV^lrTnt '^r/llnfoTAZ Miss Isabel Ashford this week, t„ I. that adequate preparations may be^^^^^^c department expect^ to remade before the actual day of ihot ^^^'^l^^J'"^]"^^^^^^ meeting ^ minor acreages. ; An Increase of about a third in J , . T> 1* J i riumber of loans over last year Jealousy JBelieved to ils looked for. The department Is Be Cause of Suicide ^^^'^'^S so per cent more application , : forms printed than were used in 1932 when. C-J million dollars was BARRY REPLIES WITH WORDS OF TWO SENATORS Senate Sergeaht-at-Arms Defends Himself from Ouster Move CHARGES OF BRIBES WHOLESALE SUICIDE REPORTED BY CHINESE Glass Quoted as Suggesting Congressmen Have Been Influenced Washington, Feb. 6. (AP)—David S. Barry, veteran senate, sergeant- at-arms, cited statements of members of congress themselves to the senate judiciary committee today in support of his assertion in.a magazine article that some-senators and representatives take bribes. The committee postponed action on his case, but will continue working on it tomorrow. Appearing volimtarily, the 73- year-old suspended ofQcer, calmly read to the committee a prepared statement citings several suggestions of bribery including one by Senator Glass (D. Va.), in the senate last spring that bankers "hired some congressmen" to opix)se banking legislation. Holding a derby, and cane in his right hand as he sat facing his Inquisitors, Barrj- insisted the purpose of his article was to "proclaim the integrity of congress as a I whole" but asserted it was "a fair inference that there are some men subject at least to influence." Through a cross examination by committeemen, he reiterated his belief that sonie members of congress sell their votes. Do you believe there are any senators or representatives who have or do sell their votes?" Inquired Senator Schuyler (R. Colo.'i I'm bound to believe so when I read the statements of Senators Nye and Glass," Barrj- said. Aside from that have you any knowledge of any senator or representative who has sold his vote?" "I have not." The reference to Senator Nve iR.. N. D.), had to do with a letter Nye WTOte as chairman of the senate campaign expenditures commit- Shanghai. China. Feb. 6. (AP) An apparently extravagant stor>' >l now 4.000 Chinese farmers rommitted "suicide rather than '^H captive to Communists In he southern interior province of Ki.-.ngsi constituted today's sen- siiion In the Chinese riowspa- pcrs. The papers declared the tragedy occurred in a ^ illage near Klngtu. southeast Kiangsi. in •the"heart of the Chinese Soviet district. The red^ were re;x)rtcd to have besieged the villagers for many months. When it appeared the former would soon giin entrance, the farmers were said to have ended tneir lives. , The women and children, the stories said, had boon sent to snrcty before the .siege started. The farmers' food stores were reported replenished by airplanes which flew over the village, dropping food arid salt. TOien the reds came into the ioTm they foimd "nothing but 4.000 .corp.sos." said an account. The Communists wore said to have blocked the farmers' water supply, writing their doom. The defeated forces were said to have taken their lives because they feared they would be subjected to tortures at the hands -of the reds. BANKS IN NEW ORLEANSSAFE Depositories Open Early And Inyite a Run, but Fears Are Allayed J \ ^ tee to the late Senator Carawav <T>.. nvL= f""^" 'i- ^ .'"f^l^ e^'ci^n'Ark.), then chairman of the lobby press office, directed by Charles' Micholson. It was his job to keep up a constant barrage of Democratic statements criticizing the Republican administration. S'The press campaign indicated by lihe National Republican league announcement, was generally expected liere to bear a strong resemblance to the Democratic offensive of the past four years. LOANS READY BY MARCH Money Expected to Be Disbursed to Farmers Shortly as President Signs Bill Saturday Chicago. Feb.' 6. rAPJ—A fit of! H,^h„rcnH alousv was believed by Investlgat-l^''^?""^'^"' , . ors they .said today to have prompt- L^^^f'j; ^'f^™ oA TiTicc x/»v .o •un ,-u„^ o5 _.„„-^,i i" somo statos to make farmers within their borders eligible for loans TEACHERS IN MEET ed Miss Vei-a Haybum, 25-vear-old unemployed stenographer to lea;)!^ ^ j bv the department ri':,.^'nf''?he''MnTn.h'AH^ "ll '^^h momb-rs -of congress. The rtooi of the Medlnah Athletic cub , -J^PJ. ^^^^^ phall be *'YL'"AVK^!^^"O'''^U'^°^."'^*1' '''^^il ^c first lien on the crop produced with Albert Russell Erskinc Jr.. 24. I^j^j-^ j. adopted son of the president of th- | ^^^rhpthrr'^ the drix-irtment shrill Studcbaker corporation, motor car ! ^^^^ ,^^^1,. farmers who have not manufacturer. '. ^ , ^ , i repaid their borrowings under slml- •The young woman s body, broken : ^^t, j,^ pas,, years has not and frozen, was found by a Cham- ..^t been decided, bermaid early yesterday, lying on a ' ledge eight stories l)elow Erskinc s' room. I ErDlJne told police Miss Haybun; | h.id been his coinpanlon at the ! University Chez Paree night club Saturday' evening. After the festivities he i' s.nid ho had placed her In a taxi, presumably bound for her home and that he then spent the night at- th-? home Of a friend. A. G. Atwater. son of: a wealthy manufacturing executive and brother-in-law of Philip :K. Wrigley, official of the Wrigley chewing gum company; Erskine was not held. His story •7 .as corroborated by Atwatfr who was among the friends who *accom- i of Missouri Professor Speaks' to .Association in lola The third meeting of the Allen county teacjiers association, held in Tola Saturday, was termed "highly succos5ful" i>y Miss Dollie V. Adams, county superintendent, today. iAp- proxlmately 125 teachers were iri attendance at the morning session, and more than 200 teachers and patrons att-cnded the afternoon meeting. Prof. C. E. Germane, of the Uni- paniedhim to the night rendezvous.; versity, of Missouri, was the princi- Lieiit. Patrick B. O'Connell who!pal spi^akerjat both sessions. In the conducted the investigation said \ morning his address was of inter- Erskine's recount" of a misunder- j est nrimarily to teachers and wa3 standing which arose at the night; entitled. "How to Study." In the club when Miss Haybum resented j afternoon, however, his remarks his attentions to another girl in the i were of a more general nature, tak- party offered a plausible solution I ir.g in the subject of "Mental Hy- Investlgating committee. It contained a statement by S. S. Nov.- Orleans, Feb., G.. (AP)—With stac'-:s of money in their vaults. New Orleans banks threw open t;hcir doors an hour earlier than usual today and invited depositors to v.-ithdraw their money if they were excited over rumors of ban 'Klng difficulties in New Orleans. I An hour after the opcr.lng, mo.st of the banks reported • receiving more funds in deposits j than they were paying out. Noi-mal banking business was reported by all of the banks except the Hibernia Bank & Tpast company where a line of approximately a hundred persons, rr^'o.stly women, was. stretched before tho .savings accounts window. The bank was paj -ing all demands PRUSSIAN DIET DISSOLVED BY A HINDENBURG ACT German President Uses a Court Ruling as Basi§ For Drastic Move : Eveland that he believed : Senator I for savings. Tlicre was no crowd Davis ^ (R.. Pal.), was "receiving money from Dahlberg <B. G. Dahlberg. president of the Celotex company and other conceriis) for favors which he, Davis, was rendering particularly during the tariff light here." Mr. Eveland. the letter said, "is of the opinion that many thousands of dollars were paid by Dahlberg to Davis." The lobby committee later investigated the case, but made no final report to the senate. During the investigation it was found that Senator Watson (R,. Ir.d.\ and Davis each held stock in Dahlberg's companies, for which they had given notes, but put up no cash. The committee ordered Barry to return tomorrow morning with an original copy of his article and correspondence relating to it with the magazine. "The New Outlook." He also was asked to submit the name of a local college student, who he said told him the profe.s.sor taught that members of congress were crooked. The committee agreed to call the professor tomorrow, if he could be located. Members of the committee indicated they would follow up the charge made by Barry, i MRS. M.JUIIAH GRAHAM DIES A Resident of County 40 Years, She Succumbs at Agre of 90. be made Mrs.* Mariah Graham, a resident of Allen county for 40 years, died yesterday at the home ofja daughter, Mrs. Eva Thompson, at the age of 90 years. ! The Rev. W. E. VanPattpn, pastor of the Trinity Mtethodisf church, will conduct the funera.1 service there at 2:30 p. m. tomotrow, following which burial Is to In th.c lola cemetery. Mrs. Graham, a widow Ifor many years, was bom In Ohio,! lived In Iowa and Mis.souri before; coming to Kansas with her huiband 40 years ago. They settled on a farm near Geneva but lived there only a few years before movlni to lola. The aged woman leaves two other daughters, Mrs. Mllo Denney. of Cahfomla. and Mrs. Gr£(ce Lawrence, of Wichita. (Not Mrs. Grace' Ewing LawTence.) One son also survives. Ben Graham, of Detroit. Two of Mrs. Orahani'^ grandchildren live In lola-^Miss Nellie Thompson, a teacher at! Lincoln school, and i Edward Thompson. Mrs. Graham had 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. before'the other windows and bankers were satisfied that any fear j on the part of, baftg" depositors had been allayed. | : | Vaults of trip Hibernia bankjv.-bre stacked with millions from the Reconstruction Finance corpoi-ation and other sources today to break a run which the dolf S. Hech bank's president, Ru- said started, [after Rep. Hamiltoq Fish, (Rep., Nl Y.), criticized him before the house banking committee. In New York, Fish said last'.night he was confident the bank is "sound and liquid." Tivcnty-foiir million dollars in cash were stored in the vaults besides funds already there and depositors 'were invited to draw their money if tiiey chose bijt officials assured them it was sate. Confidence in the stability'of the .bank was voiced by all other .New Orleans banks and by (3overnor E. R. Black, of the Federal Rescn'e bank of Atlanta. Twenty million dollars were made available yesterday by tho R. P. C. and four million dollars additional were raised by the Hibernia bank. Hecht sai^ the n:n was precipitated by the .allegation of Representative FiSh Thursday that Hecht bad aided the Uriion Ihdenmlty company of New Orleans in obtaining 4 million dollars" in loans from the R. F. C. shortly before it went into the hands of a receiver. FIRE LICKS ISLAND Amusement Center Saved from Destruction by Caprice of Wind CONCENTRATIONS CONTINUE. Japanese Unable to Hide Massing of Troops at Strategic Points. to the affair. Lieut. O'Connell expressed the opinion that the girl had gone to Erskine's apartment to demand an explanation of •what she considered aniaffront, and that not fiiiding him there, she became morose and leaped to her death. gione." Other features on the program were: brass quartet, under the direction of Ralph McCrar^'. superintendent of the Moran schools; vocal numbers b\' the Mildred g:ee clubs: and a trombone solo by Delbert Franklin, of Moran. • Changchun, Manchuria. | Feb. 6. (AP)—Big Japanese | concentrations at all strategic potats along the eastern border of the Chinese administered territory of Jehol continued today. It was impossible to conceal the activities although orders were being kept secret!. The Japanese mlUtary leaders were confident the Chinese forces massing for defense of the province-will retreat rapidly i.fter the first heavy blow. 'While movements were speeded up, the authorities insisted the drive to brinjar Jehol under domination of the Mancl^u:cuo government would not start until late February or early march. New York, Feb. 6. 'AP)—Fire, persistent plague of cponey Island, struck again t.(xiay at the famous seashore resort,, riding alont; the boardwalk onj a biting southwest gale and' destroying .several amusement places. ! In the bleak hush two hours before dawn, and with thermoraetfrs registering 12 above zero, flro spurted from the wooden and paiilor macho "Tunnel of Love" in that section of the ami'.scmcnl place known as "The Bowci -j-." The gale, howling throu'.;h tho empty skeletons which In summer j are gay with life, picked up the fire and |sw/!pt it throijsh tho forris whc<^l, the kiddy park, tho cuter- pillar ride, the motordrome and two wooden concessions. Lar<;e bath houses were In the path of the. fire' wh?n suddenly the wind. as If in penitent caprice, swunf; sharply to tho nortn. An accurate estimate of the dam- ago was not immodiatoly obtainable. A police officer at the temporary headquarters established within th-fire lines placed the estimate at S100.000. The cause of the fire in tlie "Tunnel of Love" was sought in an in- veKtigation which \vas started as soon as the fire was broi:g:ht under control. No one was known to have been in the amusement place. Fires have been frequent visitors to the resort. The lait previous one was July 13 of last year when four blocks along the l^rd walk were destroyed, the damage and loss exceeding ^wo million dollars. Ottawa Campaigners to Meet. Ottawa, Kas., Feb; 6. '<AP)—Between forty and fifty arei directors] of Ottawa University's drive for $25,000, which will start February. 26, will meet Tuesday at; Emporia to perfect their organization. CURB ON THE PRESS Rigorous System of Censorship in Effect Im eluding All Papers Berlin. Feb; (AP)—Clalnrin.e that the supremo court's vcrdictj of October 25, 1932, charged him With establishing order in Pi-ussia, President Paul Von Hlndenburg swept into the discard today the remnants of the Braun-Sevcring Prussian government, transferring the powers Of- the two chief officials to Vke- Chancellor Franz Von Papen. ; The vice-chancellor, as commissioner for Prussia, will take Premier Otto :Braun '5 place in the trii\m'- virate ruling the Prussian diet (ind together with Hans Kerrl, National iSocialist president of the diet, vote dissolution of that parliamentary body. Conrad Audenauer, president; of the Pnissian states council and i third member of, the trlumvii^te, and Premier Braun had voted against dissolution which was favored by the Nazi. Herr Kerrl. The . vice-chancellor will meet with Iler- ren Kerrl and Audenauer late today to take action. Danger to State. President Von Hindcnburg's 'decree stated that Vthrough the attitude of the Prus.sian state toward the verdict of the supreme court on October 25i 1932. confu.sion resulted endangering the state's life." • The Prussian government had been leading a precarious existence • .since July 20. 1932. when Baron Von Papen, then chancellor, iiad the president appoint him comrrils- .sioner for Prussia. In October ithe supremo court decided the govemr ment of Premier Braun and Minister of tho Interior Karl Severing should represent "tho soverolgnty'f of Prussia. ' ' i Tho president's decree said further: "I therefore, until further no-' tice. transfer to the relch's commissioner for Prussia and his repre- Koritatives. the power conceded by the above verdict to the Prussian state ministry." "The decree is based on Article 48 of I the federal constitution. Two Govemments Rule. ; With the president 's decree went an| official explanation stating that the verdict of tho supreme court failed to .provide for establishing orderly conditions in Prussia, but on the contrary established two governments—that of the elected offi- cia,ls and that of the appointed federal commissioners. • "The, supreme court ruled, however, that if the state government conducted its busine.ss in such a manner as to constitute nojglecjt of its duties toward the nation, then on the basis of Article 48. Ithe so- caljled "dictatorship clause"! of. the constitution, "the president could interfere with the rights of the Prussian state." ' • A rigorous system of censor ^lp, extiendlng for tho first time even to newspapers and periodicals reaching Germany from other countries became 'effective today under a' decree signed by President Von Hln denburg. [ Foreign Press Included. In the future, even foreign publications must conform to the Hitler Bovernrnent'.s' press standards If they desire to circulate here. Furthermore the Republican relchsbanner, the forces which ar-: dently campaign for President Von Hihdenburg's rcolectiop last year, cari be deprived of their uniforms If the Nazi minister of interior. Dr. Wilhelm Frick, so rules. The decree permits the suspension of newspapers for four weeks, . or on a second offense within three months, for six months. The grounds for suspension were ' broadened greatly arid If applicable, fol-eign - newspapere or periodicals could be- prohibited' for a.s long as six mohths. Outdoor demonstrations were 'permitted only If the purpase waii not detrimental to general peace • and safety. Police were permitted to Intervene and dissolve ma.ss mocUng.s if iai police ob.server detected hixn provocation In the .speeches. .; Pomon<itrations .May Be Banned. "The interior ministry was given power to ban demon.strations asfwell asjthe uniforms of any party irt the whole or parts of the relch. 'With Hitler's storm troops and > Dr. So dte's Steel Helmet "veterans jEUp- porting the Hitler cabinet, the only unofficial uniformed forces opposing the Hitlerites were the reichsbahner forces. ' new clause imposes on individuals attempting to dcmonsthite. despite bans, a minimum fine of 150 malrks. Severe : punishments up to six months in jail are imposed by a nofel clause fqrbidding house' to hopse collecting for political party funds w^ithout j^ermisslon. Saloons and restaurants used! for mcjetings may be closed if found'ob- jeqtionable. • .' 'While hitherto:" newspapers cpuld suppressed only for treason. Hit- • 's cabinet was empowered *iow •forbid publication for "insulting" or for making officials appear contemptuous, for denouncing institution of the government or church, for inciting to a general strike or a strike in key industries and for endangering; the Interests of the state through palpably "false news." • be ler to : Gas Tax to Stay. Washington, Feb. 6. (AP)- — The senate finance committee today, approved the house bill to continue for another year the l-cent a~ gallon federal tax on gasoline.
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