Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on February 9, 1933 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas · Page 1

Iola, Kansas
Issue Date:
Thursday, February 9, 1933
Page 1
Start Free Trial

STATE HISTORICAI. M«X1TY, COMP. • , TOPEKAiEASW^* . : VOLUME XXXVITA^O. 89, Successor to The lola Daily Hegister, The lola IJaily Record, and IoI» Daily Index. lOLA, KAS., THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 9,1933. The Weekly Eegister, Established 1867 The lola Daily Register, Established 1897- EIGHT PAGES DISPOSITION OF THREE YOUTHS BEINGAWAITED Trio Held Here After Two Cars Are Stolen, Man Robbed in Kincaid ONE OUT ON PAROLE Others Include an lola Boy and Youth from , Indianapolis \ Three y(jiullis. one an lolan, are' 111 the county Jail awaiting conferences bclwcc.n Allen and Anderson county authorilii'.s today the outcome of which will determine which county will prosecute them on possible charges of grand larceny, robbery or assault. The three gave their names as: J. L. Kessinger, 18. Eureka. He said that ho was at liberty. on parole' from the state reformatory at Hutchlnsoh- . I . George W. Rogers, 17. He said he ; had no home address, but that he was bom in Indianapolis. Earl Dyball, 17, lola. He said he had been living with his parents at their home on North Ohio. The trio I was arrested In Osawat- omle early Tuesday upon the tele- • phoned request of Allen and Anderson county authorities. In their possession was -an ;automobile allegedly stolen from a Kincaid garage shortly after the three are said . to have ti.ssRUlted and robbed the proprietor of the garage, W. H. Lock wood. Movements Traced, t Sheriff Bud Hurley was in Gar- liett today discussing the case with the Anderson county prosecutor. In his absenc^, Undersheriff Otis Lambeth traced the purjiorted movements of the three youtlis from the . jttme they are alleged to have stolen ia motor car in Ida until they were arrested. I i "The automobile belonging to Dr. J. E. Williams of Neosho Palls was stolen from its parking place in front of Memorial hall when the doctor was attending an American Legion meeting," Lambeth .said. I -"At about the same time the ' Whitehead service station on W&st street was entered and robbed of candy and a small sum of money, ^piostly in pennies. | "Then three youtlis correspranding to. the description of the ones we have In jail i here appeared at a Kincaid hotel and asked the proprietor to ' call a garage • man ; because theyl wer^ having trouble inith their automobile, later identified as the one taken from in front of Memorial hall. Lockwood Attacked. "Mr. Lockwood opened his garage and one of the three produced a gun. Lockwood evidently didn 't ,_,move to suit them and one of them attacked the garage man with a >• crank, ."striking him according to his report three time.s, inflicting wounds at the bas» of his skull. • "Lockwood said that the ydutli-s then robbed him of about $60] and fled in another automobile taken from his garage, leaving the i dis- ^abled one they had arrived, in. "A call to O.":awatomle resulted in the arrest of-the trio there early Tucsda>- morning." Lamfaeth said. The undersheriff said that when they were arrested they had a total of $46, divided equally between . them. ' Rogers, he .said, admitted striking Lockwood with the crank but denied striking him more than once. . Lambeth .said that it is prob- ^able the youth will be taken to' Ar^- derson county for prosecution since J the state could furnish a better case against them there than here. NAVAL BATTLE POSSIBLE TO QUELL MUTINEERS. Batavia, Java. Feb. 9. (AP)— Possibilities of a sea battle were envisaged within comparatively few hours today between the rebellious cruiser De Zeven Provinden and Dutch naval and air forces rapidly converging on the mutineers who are still steering a defiant course In the Indian ocean along the Sumatra coast. The native .Malay mutineers who are holding eight Dutch officers prisoners, renewed an offer of conditional surrender which was spumed by the naval authorities, who demand Immediate unconditional capitulation and declare they will open fire if the rebels resist. • Without giving the precise details of the movements of ships and aircraft, which was deemed unwise as the mutinous ship is equipped with wireless, officials stated steps for a westerly concentration of naval forces, which originally were 1500 to 2000 miles away, were taken Immediately after hews of the De Zeven's seizure was received. The runaway cruiser's position at 4 a. m. Java time was given as about 450 miles northwest of here. GOOD THAWING JOB IS DONE. So atuQh Heat Put on Pipe That Ilouse Itself Fires Up. : Roy Wright, who lives at 1017 Jlorth Sycamore, did such a goqd job of thawing out a frozen water pipe underneath his house this „jnornihg that the building caught ("'fire. P Tlie blaze wa.s extinguished, how' ever, by the fire department before -much damage was done. Chemicals were used. Income Tax Man Coming. Persons who want additional' information or aid in filling oijt their income tax forms may avail themselves of the services of Austin Torrance, a government representative, who will be at the postofSce Feb- ruarj- 28 to March 1. according to Postmaster C. O. Bollinger. • • WEATHER and ROADS FOR KANSAS: Unsettled tonight and Friday possibly with snow; continued cold. Temperalsure — Highest yesterday, 4; lowest last night. —7; norma,l for today. 32; deficiency yesterday, 34: excess since January 1, 395 degrees; thU date last year, highest, 74; lowest, 43; . Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7 a, m. today, T; total for this year to date, 1.66; • deficiency since January 1, .10 Inch. Relative humidity at 7 a. m. today, " 83 per cent: barometer reduced to sea level, 30,74 inches. Sun .rises, 7:19 a. m.; sun sets, 5:54 p. m, • /' Weather and Dirt Roads, f Coffeyvine, clear, roads snow covered. , Emporia, clear, light .snow, roads fair. Ottawa, Manhattan, Pittsburg, Salina, clear, roads good. ••" Ark. City, cloudy, roads frozen. : Wichita; snowing, roads slippery. Topekn, clear, roads snow-covered, eood. • . , FIRE IN OMAHA COSTS 6 LIVES > Fire Also Causes Injuries To 21 Other Persons Today Omaha. Feb. 9. (AP)—Six firemen were killed, one was missing ancl 21 others were injured when a spectacular fire destroyed the four-story Millard hotel, historic downtown landmark, early today, during a 15 below zero temperature. The Idss was estimated at $250,000. The dead: Captain Edward Schmidt. Captain Thomas Shandy, Pipeinan. John G. Brandt. Fireman Franklin Kane, Fireman Louis Morocco, and Fire Insix;ctor Clarence Urban. Fireman John Cogan, was mlss- ling during the forenoon and Chief i Cogan (no relation) expressed belief at 11 a. m.. that he had been killed. • After seven hours of work, only tiie body of Captain Ed Schmidt had b:en recovered from the ruins. He was killed in the collapse of a rear wall which buried liim and at least three others. Two more were buried under debris in the basement. Senior Captain George Cogan. brother of Fire Chief; Patrick Cogan. and Fire Inspector Clarence Urban were trapped after an explosion brought the roof down on them as they stood on the first floor, carrying them to the cellar. Fireman Walter Hoye. who had entered the shop with them was rescued an hour later. W. S. Rathbun, of Chicago, representative of the National Board of Fire Underwriters, had been inspecting the building with Urban and left a few seconds before the cave-in. ' Rescuers talked with Cogan but were unable to reach him or Urban, and at 7 a. m. Uttle hope was held that tliey would be. rescued alive. Chief Cogan led rescuers in an effort to save his brother, and stimulants passed down to him In the hope it might minimize the effect of the 15 below zero temperature in which firemen were working. The three missing, almost certainly dead, were Captain Thomas Shandy. Plpeman John G." Brandt and Fireman Franklin Kane. They were on a ladder in an alley, working with Smith, when th'e rear wall collapsbd and presumably buried them. . Several fractured legs were listed among the Injuries, and most of the casualties suffered from severe chills or cuts and.bruises. , Harry Weiner, proprietor of the four story brick structure, estimated the loss at $250,000. All of the 45 guests were believed- accounted for this morning. After six hours frantic work rescue crews succeeded in rescuing Captain George Cogan. He was taken to a hospital where his condition was described as serious, but doctors said he had a. fair chance to recover. He was rescued 15 minutes aftcF a priest had crawled into the basement, heard his confession and administered the last rites of the Catholic church as he lay pinioned imder a large beam. Meanwhile, unsuccessful ' efforts were being made to locate Fireman John Cogan, no relation to the other two. who was reported missing. Injured last night, he retumed to duty, and at 11 a. m. Chief Cogan expressed belief he had re-entered the building and was killed, A checkup this morning, also s(iowed that Fireman Louis Morocco, had enteral the barbershop with the inspection party and had been killed, bringing the death toll to six. John Ctogan's death would raise the number of fatalities to seven. SENATEASKED TO INVESTIGATE INVESTIGATORS Senatorial Probe of Wall Street Has Collapsed, I Groups Charge TESTIMONY HUSHED HIGH SCHOOL OPERETTA SOON 'The Fire Prince" Being Rehearsed Now Under E. V. Worsham.. Rehearsals have started on a high school'operetta which is to be presented Febmary 23, according to E. V. Worsham, director of music in tlie city schools who Is in charge of the production. The operetta is called the "Fire Prince" and is said to be quite pretentious, one which ordinarily is attempted only by larger schools. Pomona Grange Postponed. The meeting'of the Allen Ctiimty Pomona Grange which was to have been held Satiu-day has been postponed a week because of the co\6 weather, Charles Dorsey announced today. Important Facts Kept in Dark According to Re• port of Committee Washington, Feb. 9. (AP)—A demand; for a senatorial investigation of itsj banking committee which is investigating stock . market practices was made today by the New York I stock exchange, reform committee and the Manhattan board of commerce in letters sent to each of the 96 senators. 'James J. CahlU, secretary of the l5oard of commerce, who signed the letters, said the group .was sending a delegation to Washington on February 16 to present formally to the senate their resolutions asking the investigation. The; stock exchange committee in a report which accompanied the letter, contended that the banking committee's investigation of the stock exchange "has completely collapsed and Is, and has been, doing nothing more than practicing a deception upon the people of the United States." The reform committee resolution said;a "whole year's time has been consumed In hearing the testimony of only 30 witnesses." and that although some committee members" were ready to Investigate fully, other members were "sitting on the Ud." Facts Hidden from Public. It said tne reform committee "finds that the files of the investigating committee have been deluged with most important evidence but the greatest secrecy has been indulged in; to hide these facts from the public! and give immunity to those interejsts that swindled defense: citizens out of their mon ^y and made millions of American people jobless and homeless." The formal compiittee report said the. senatorial investigation of the stock i exchange "if properly conducted would disclose the manipulations \oi more money than the human mind can conceive." The report also said that the committee's lawyer—whom it did not name—"'^'hen he began to; unravel a few of t 2 ramifications at hand was ellm lated from further service." and. :hat another,lawyer "was likewise eliminated" and that the senate committee Jiad not retained a mail highly experienced with stock exchainge-practices. No Prosecutions. The. stock exchange committee said "the present counsel. Mr. Ferdinand Pecora, an able and experienced criminal lawyer, has publicly announced that he will make the investigation a fact finding;, not 'a head I hunting, expedition, meaning of course .that the highwaymen pf high Ifinance need not worry about going to jalL no matter how many millions of dollars worth of blue sky they might'have unloaded onto the defenseless public, and no matter how many income tax frauds they might have been guilty of, and no matter what the circumstances might be. they would not be prosecuted; that, in fact, the committee would just find some.' facts about watered stocks. Inflated values and other; frauds and deceptions and Just use these facts to recommend some I more legislation." The Reform committee said evidence had been given the senatorial committee that in 1922 stock exchange interests bought for $100,000 and maintained a "pretendedly in- nocerit. non-profit membership organization to function In co-ordination with their manipulations, and secretily aid them in procuring and utilizing public confidence." This evidence has no£ been used by the senate committee, the reform committee said, adding its disclosure "would reveal one of the most important angles of the entire de- baclef The refomi committee said the senate committee had Injected itself into the Samuel Insull and Ivar Kreuger cases "with a loud noise," and that: "Your committee finds that- the senatorial Investigating committee appai^ently does not want to tincover any situation similar to that of Insull of Kreuger, but apparently wants to satisfy the public with a few rieadlines and- with as much lethargy as the public will tolerate." At labout the same time that the letter! was circulated. Chairman Norbeck (R. S. D.) of the senate banking committee received a letter of resignation froni David A. Olson,, of New York, who has been a special Investigator for the committee's stock market inquiry. He; said that Olson in the letter complained he had not been paid the agreed fee. Norbeck declined comment on a report that Olson had resigned as a protest against w'hat^ he regarded as an attempt to "whitewash" Wall street but said he would have a statement later in the day. Nations to Convene at Earliest Possible Time WM-ld Economic Conferencie Preparatory Commission Ready With Six-Point Program as Ramsay MacDonald Gives Assurance the Opening is Not Far Off. London, Feb', 9. (AP)—Roused to new hope for the return of prosperity, the nations of the world have been assured by. Prime Minister Ramsay Mac Donald that the world economic conference will be held at' the earliest possible moment. 'A survey by the Associated Press correspondents stationed in the various European capitals shows that the conference preparatory commission, with its work just com.- pleted, has focused attention on a six^point program for recovery'- i League of Nations officials 'already have arrived in London to discuss conference arrangeis-rTits with the British government. "That Mr. Mac Donald will preside over ANOTHER CUBAN COUP EXPECTED Government Hears Tales Of Concentration of Opposition Exiles Havana, Cuba, Feb. 9, (AP)—Confidential government sources today admitted they had reason to believe "something big" is brewing among Cuban exiles in the United States and central American nations. Tlie "something big," these sources expected, would take the form of an expedition from MJexico or Honduras to touch off the long predicted second revolution against President Gerardo Machado's gov- lemment. An attempt to overthrow his regime in August, 1931 was cleaned up by Machado's army of some 12.000 men and resulted in the flight of former President Marion G. Menocal, now directing activities of Cuban exiles in Miami. Unconfirmed reports continued to trickle through today that scattered bands of would-be rebels have taken to ,lhe woods in hilly, far-away Oriente province, cradle of all Cuban revolutions, including that which, freed her from Spain. The government's information is that a vanguard of 150 men from Me.xico oi- Honduras would land in Cuba, probably in Oriente, and provide the signal for the uprising. General concentrations were reported planned in Mexico or Honduras. Cubans in Miami last week admitted some 15 of their number would leave soon for Mexico, but denied the fact had any' political significance. The past several months have seen a constant outflow of the gjovr emmenfs opponents to the United States and other countries. Some were women, who. the government heard, would be nurses in the proposed rebel invasion. Three other 1931 revolt leaders. Colonels Carlos Mendieta, Roberto Mendez Penate and Aurelio Hevla, now refugees in the Mexican em- bassj-, were expected to leave Cuba soon for Mexico. President Machado has been in office for nearly eight years. His unopposed reelection ito a six-year term Which began in 1929 led up to the ojien rebellion and his government's suspension of constitutional guarantees (equivalent to martial law^) ; LEWIS STO.NE NOT THE MAX Abandoned Wife Decides He Is Not IHer Absconded Husband HoUyWood, Feb. 9 (AP) — Lewis Stone, veteran film actor, said today "that's what I get for looking like all hlusbands who don't go home." Anj excited woman had told the district attorney she believed Stone was ^e husband who had deserted her sixteen years ago, StOne, summoned, confronted the woman, who said, "No, that's not the man;!" Stone smiled, bowed and departed. the first] assembly of its kind in history, with the sessions starting in July in old St. James's palace, is likely unless a new and unexpected move is made to shift the conference to Washington. The world economic conference will bring to. London from more than 50 nations a host of famous men and women, not only bearded scholars, high-brow economists and worried financiers, but also pldtur- esique national figures. Adolf Hitler, who sits in the chair of Bismarck, will come for the ceremonial opening, accoriaing to word from Berlin, but there Is not much prospect of a general mustering of dictators. Joseph V. Stalin and Benito Mussolini will assign the Russian and Italian interests to special envoys. It will be Mr. Mac Donald's task to put the delegates face to face with the troubles of the world as catalogued by the preparatory experts under six formidable headings as follows: 1. Monetary and credit policy. 2. Prices. 3. Resumption of the movement of capital. i •4. Restrictions on international tirade. .•5. Tariff and treaty policy. 6. Organization of production and trade. , These cover the whole range of complex problems from the gold standard, silver questions and trade barriers to river and land transport and what is to be done for farmers the world over. MORE AMUSEMENT Veterans in for Full Everilng-of Music, Speaking and Dancing Ex-service, men who attend the Legion's good will banquet in the Masonic temple tomorrow night will find more entertainment than they had been given to 'expect with the aimouncement today that the Howard Ijiarmony boys will furnish vocal music during the banquet which is to start at 6:30. After the meal the veterans and their ladies will have the opportunity to hear and see virtually ev- exy Kansas department officer of the American Legion, headed by Ed Carruth, state commander. The program will be held down to a reasonable-length, however,Ito enable those who attend to get to Memorial hall in time fbr the dance which is to begin at 9 p. m. It was aimoiinced tod^y that it will be a 50-cent dance, with music furnished by the, Rhythm Rollickers, who will also play during the banquet. OYLER WEEDS BILL APPROV1:D Measure Would Make County Cut down Obstructions at Comers. Family Held for Cult 'Sacrifice* Inez. Ky., Feb. 9.^ (AP)—Praying for deliverance, in a guttcral. unearthly chant, eight memlwrs of a mountain family are in jail today, seven of them charged with murder following the cult "sacrifice" of an aged mother. Police said they crashed their way through, barred doors into the desolate Mills homestead as plaiis were made to place the body of Mrs. Lucinda Mills, 72, on an altaf. The prisoners, held in the Marti *«County jail here, are John Mills, 36, anti Fred. 34, sons of the woman; Ballard, a 25-year-old grandson; Blaine McGinnls and Tom Boyd .sons-in-law; Mre. MoUie McGinnls and Ora Mills, daughters, and Mrs. Jolin H. Mills, the daughter-in-law. "Tom Boyd is held as a material witness, the officers said, adding that the remaining seven are cnarg- ed with murder. An inquest conducted by Judge T. J Hardin brought a verdict that Mrs. Mills died • "at the hands of her son John and others." Questioned at the jail, members of the family told police that hours of praying, shouiing. singing and dancing—a part of the bizarre ceremony —called forth "divine commands" that the life of one person present be offered in "human sacrifice." Mrs. Mills was choseii, they said, and John, grasped his mother by [the neck as the others looked on. Blaine McGinnls told authorities he wanted to prevent tlie "sacrilice' but ttiat "a feeling" impelled him to stand' back. He said that his mother-in-law was strangled, a chain fastened about her throat and preparations made for a "burnt offerUig,'" A ci;oss, or an altar, was to have been erected, he continued, and her body placed upon it and burned. It was at this point that the police summoned by frightened neighbors, arrived. Jud?o Hardin explained that numerous cult gatherings have been held in the isolated hills near Ine^ but no indications had ever been given heretofore that the rites might lead to deatli and "sacrifice." ANOTHER LINDY Topeka, Feb. 9. fAP)—The senate approved [today the Oyler bill making it mandatory rather than optional with county commissioners to cut weeds along highways and remove air sign' boards, billboards, board fences and other obstructions within 50 yards of abrupt comers or intersections oh the highways. The measure would amend a present law which provides that cost.s of such work shall be j assessed a.^ainst owners of the property on which obstructions are Iqcated, Suspect Waives Hearing. CoffeyvlUe, Kas„ Feb. 9. (AP)— John "Tudor, arrested at Okmulgee, Okla., has waived preliminary hearing on a chargejof robbing ^he Pent, Kas.. state bank fifteen months ago, and has been bound over td the April term of the Chautauqua county district court here. He was sent to jail here after a prellmlnaxy hearing last night in default of $10,000 bond. South Loses a Famous Woman Baton Rouge. La., Feb. 9. (AP)— Mrs. M. Z. E. Tomlinson, in whose I heart the echoes of the "rebel yell" and the marching tramp of Southern soldiers never faded through the j years since Appomattox, died as she j; lived, an indomitable "unreconstructed" lady of the Old South for whom the Stai-s and Bars were i never lowered. i Mrs. Tomlinson. 92 years old and known for having been probably the last surviving passenger on the Robert E. Lee when tliat famous Mis-' sissippi river steamboat won its historic race against the Natchez between New Orleans and St. Louis in 1870, died unexpectedly last night. Mrs. Tomlinson was. a resident of Baton flouge sincei girlhood. It was when she was attempting to return to Baton Rouge from New Orleans as a young woman that She made her famous trip on the Lee. She boarded the boat caring nothing about the race, which had fired the entire South with enthusiasm and speculation. When the Lee churned past Baton Rouge without stopping to put her off, she gave Captain Cannon, the skipper, a piece of her mind, but she was carried indignantly on to St. Louis. Mrs. Tomlinson was the widow of a Southern soldier who died years ago. She lived alone until her death, active and Independent. The stranger, however, had to convince her he was no "Yankee"— ' she "Just couldn't abide 'em."' FOILED BY COPS Arrests Follow Threats of Kidnaping the Flier's Second Son BLANKS, NOT CASH Cashier Uses Ruse to Enable Officers to Capture Youth and Man Roanoke, Va., Feb. 9. (AP)—Police took Into custody today Joe Bryant, 19, and Norman Harvey, 26, In what they charge was a crude attempt to extort' $50,000 from Col. Charles A. Lhidbergh under threat to kidnap his second son. The two youths, Ijoth residents of Roanoke, are being held for United States authorities. A denial that they had any connection with threatenhig letters or that they engaged In correspondence with a Roanoke policeman who represented himself as representative of Col. Lhidbergh, was made by both men. Bryant and Harvey were arrested on a ruse employed by police when Bryant took a $17,000 check that had been planted In a stump In. a wooded section in the Weaver Heights area some days ago, to the State and City bank to obtain cash. Bryant Walked Into the bank about 11:30 a. m. and went to the window at which W. M. Skelton Is teller. Bank tellers and cashiers had been tipped off for two or three weelcs to be on the alert for this check'and Mr. Skelton recognized it at once. Of Limited Education. "I want to get this cashed." said the youth, who appears to be of limited education and writes a poor hand. "All right, just a minute," said Skelton, and turning about in the cage, handed the check to Leigh Stevens, assistant cashier, and asked liim to get the bundle of money ready. "How do you want it?" Skelton inquired of Bryant. "Make it in big bills," he replied. Stevens took a money jsack, stopped in the rear part of the building and telephoned police headquarters, then took his time to tie up several pads of blank receipts that were nearly the size of currency. He tied the pads in a bundle of brown paper and placed it in a sack and when he retumed to the window, he saw plalnclothesmen were waiting and turned the bag over to Skelton, who handed it through the cage. "Tliank you." murmured Bryant as he walked away smiling. Police Follow Him. Robert C. Johnson, chief of the police identification bureau, and Howard Ferguson, a special officer employed by the department, followed Bryant for some distance. The boy walked about a block, where he was joined by Harvey. When Harvey sighted Johnson, he ran. Bryant went to a parked automobile occupied by Harvey's wife Ethel and a small child. Johnson arrested this pair and took them to headquarters. Ferguson waited in the vicinity and soon Harvey returned and was captured. Roanoke police have been trying to trap the person attempting to extort this money from Colonel Lindbergh for more than two-months. It came to their attention from federal authorities after' Colonel Lindbergh had received two threatening letters and had turned them over to New Jersey state police. ' Mr. Johnson represented himself as "John J. Jones." at the hotel to begin correspondence with the writer of the letters by leaving messages for him In the stump designated in the first letters. Over a Lonj Period. This correspondence began early In December. It took many days for the letters to disappear but through their exchange, plans were laid for "John J. Jones" to deposit the extortion money reduced from $50,000 to $25,000 and finally to $17,000 when Jones said that was all the money he could get. In the stump. Such a package ^as never deposited, but Johnson and Ferguson, beginning on January 1, watched the stump by shifts for 14^ hours but nobody, put in an appearance. The watching was discontinued, and letters were left again and they disappeared, with answers appearing. The final arrangements were to leave the check and have the "crank" call at the bank for the money, Bryant told police he came upon the letter by accident about five o'clock yesterday afternoon and knew nothing about the previous correspondence. Bryant said he,showed the letter to Harvey. Police quoted,Harvey as saying tliat Bryant shdwed him the letter about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon and that he had no connection with the case other than to drive Bryant to the b£(nk as a favor. Two letters were sent from Roanoke to Colonel Lindbergh, police said, and these communications were referred to Col. Norman H. Schwarzkopf,- liead of the New Jersey state police. The Wtter, it,is said, referred the letters to the Roanoke police, who, under the dlrecflon of C. E. Gentr>', at that time assistant United States district attorney, asked them to investigate. The local police assigned Johnson, fingerprint and handwriting expert, and Ferguson, plaUi clothes detective, to the investigation. N.ATION'S HOPES HIGH FOR FIRST CONFERENCE. fBy the AsEociated Press.) Here is what the nations of the i^orld hope to obtain from the first world economic conference ever held. |Which is to ^ take place next summer In London: . j , The United States desires a concentrated drive to lower international trade jiarriers that world commerce may be re\'ived. Great Britain looks for a new world economic stru'cture on the basis of the pending debts negotiations with the United States. France hopes for currency stabilization and the; return of Britain to the gold standard. Germany desires solution of the world economic and financial problems through International cooperation. Italy advocates a new "eco- _ nomic league of nations." Russia hopes for a pact of economic ngh-aggression. The small nations of Central Europe, convinced that the prob -i lem of recovery is one for the_ great powers to solve, hope that the grpat powers will get about it and that their efforts will be successful in order that the countries of the Danube may enjoy reflected prosperity.- IP YOU MISS THE REGISTER CALIi 157 OB 520. SNELL BOLTS AT "DICTATORSHIP" Republican Opposes Senate Move Giving- Roosevelt Unusual Powers TARIFF WALLS BARRIERS FOR TRADE REVIVAL Assumption Basis of U, S. Opinion as World Conference Drajvs Near STABILIZATION ALSO Two Major Points Must Be Settled Before Problems End Washington, Feb. 9 (AP)—TTie Democratic house leadership has determined upon a plan to give President-elect Roosevelt power greater than proposed by the senate and which will permit him to reduce statutory gratuities including veterans' compensation. The Democrats plan to offer an amendment to the treasury post office supply bill in the house tomorrow to empower the incoming president also to reduce salaries of employes and to abolish agencies, their functions and personnel. Wa,shington, Feb. 9. (AP)—The extraordinary powers for reorganization of the government voted Franklin D. Roasevelt by the senate, with which President Hoover was .Said yesterday to be "delighted," today ran afoul' of strenuous Republican oppositiorl in the house. The G. O. P. leader, Snell, of New York, said the grant of power was not reasonable and would- make Roosevelt an absolute dictator.. The entire question still must be agreed to by the house as the senate attached it as an amendment to the treasury-postofBce appropriation bill now ready to be sent to conference between the tw^o branches. The position of Snell forecast a struggle on party lines before the proposition can get.through. "Those provisions wbUld make an absolute dictator of Mr, Roosevelt," Snell said. "It would give him more power than any executive in the world except Mussolini. We are not ready for a Mussolini in America at the present, time. If we are we better abolisli congress and go home." Democrats Go Ahead. The Democrats, however, went ahead with their plans to put through the program so President Roosevelt may submit a complete revision of the government' to the special session, slated to convene In April. • , ' , Under the terms of the Byrnes proposal,'Mr. Roosevelt may abolish any bureaus and agencies and their functions and impound appropriations made for their operation. Meanwhile both-houses of con-- gress busied themselves with an accumulation of minor legislation piled up in the jam of the past few weeks, leaving committees to prepare for action on the bigger issues. The main piece of economy legislation, the rider to the treasury- appropriation bill attached by the senate, was being studied by hoiise Democratic leaders before naming a conference committee to seek adjustment' of' the changes made in the bill since the house t>assed It. Snell Aghast. The measure provides wide power for Franklin D. Roosevelt to merge and abolish government bureaus. Widely approved by jDemocrats, it was assailed by house Republican leader Snell today a,-? girtng the next president dictatorial iwwers. Tlie .senate, after I dealing -with minor bills planned to get action on the agricultural department appror priation bill. Leaders indicated the prohitiltlon repeal resolution probably would be taken up within a few .days. A plea (or reconsideration of big appropriation cuts was. filed with the senate apprppria(iohs committee by the customs bureau which .said it would hive to lay off 1.500 men, close 40 inland offices and risk opening the borders to a flood of smugglmg if it gets no more money than the senatJe allowed it. The senate .judiciary committee decided to drop the case of David S. Barry, dismissed sergeant-at- arms, without taking any libel action over the magazine article in which he charged some members with bribe taking. Tag: Bill Effective Today. Topeka, Feb; 9. (AP)—The 50 per cent cut In automobile license fees voted by the legislature became effective today with, piibllcatlon of the law. Officials in the office of Victor L. King, state iriotor vehicle commissioner, planned to send out Instructions today to county treasurers directing them to place the license tags on sale at the reduced rates. Washington, Feb. 0. (AP)—"the United States will enter the world: monetary and economic conference at London next summer with a firm conviction that a concerted drive 6y the leading nations to lower .international trade barriers will bring revival of -world commerce. s. The conference will approach [tho betterment of world commodity prices through two channels, the economic and the financial. 'On the economic side, tariff quotas, licenses to import and othen^> devices which have been iised by nations In restricting trade, will;, be considered for the purpose of eliminating obstacles which have divert- • ed trade from regular courses.' ; On the financial side the stalalll- zatlon of currencies, so as t» eliminate exchange regulations, embargoes on the movement of gold und other, devices for the manipulation of credit transfers, are to be cbn- sidered. ; Tariff Discussion Barred Now;. Until Franklin D. Roosevelt has completed his debt and ecoriomlo discussion with Great Britain ' In March and has selected a secretary of state and a- secretary of tlie : treasury, the tariff policy ofi |;he ' new administration probably v(,ill hot • be well enough defined to make clear whether the United States will be "willing "to discuss tariff sohM- ules at the conference. These were barred by President Hoover's Appointees who assisted in preparing the conference program. The Hbo- ver administration held tariff, schedr ules to be a purely domestic matter. It is not yet known who the new president will name to represent tills country at the London conference. Norman H. Davis and Prfed- eric M. Sackett. American ambassador at Berlin, were the UnltedStates representatives on the steering committee which gave final approval to the program prepared by Interiia- tional economists. Methods to Blame. The Roosevelt tariff treaty polJ icy—this is, the policy of making reciprocal tariff arrangements With individual nations—is not expedted by economists figure to any extent In the conference. Many tariff experts hold that tariff schediUes have played a less important part In the present frozen condition ,. of world trade than the methods of administering tariffs and regulatjng exchange 50 as to protect curreneies by preventing unfavorable trade balances. •: With international trade do-wri to one-third of what it :was in 1929, and world commodity prices thi?ee- foUrths what they were that' year, the economists wlio arranged the London program urged there shquld be a concerted attack on all conditions which prevent commerce from following normal channels. No Solution in Sight. Tlie economic experts at Genteva expressed the opinion that it will not be possible to get a general return of nations to the gold standard in the immediate future. But they said It was their belief that general principles can be agreed upon by which a gradual retiim may be accomplished and trade maybe facilitated In the meantime 'by international agreement as to l;ho ratio which currencies of countries off the gold standard are to biear to those of other nations. Loans to weaker countries to enable them to stabilize their currencies have been recognized by many economists as the best means '.of bringing back business, especially In Central and Southern Europe. -In many of the countries of Europe where private debt payments are;at a standstill, financial experts believe it will be necessary to make sopie settlement before trade can be resumed under anything like' normal conditions. Short term loans which are in arrears, rather than long term obil- gatlons. are believed by Intematloh- al economists to be the Immediate obstacles to trade recovery which;be removed. MOLLISON LANDS IN BRAZIL English Pilot Adds Another Notable FUffht to His List. Natal. Brazil. Feb. 9. (AP)—Captain J. A. Molll.son landed here today at 6:20 p. m., Greenwich mean time (1:20 p. m.. E. S. T.), after completing a Tight across the Souifi Atlantic from Thies, Senegal, French West Africa. , By this feat he added another achievement to hLs distinguished record, tn 1931 he flew from England to Au.stralia In 8 days and-19 hours. Later In the same year he covered the distance from India to England in 3V4 days. took him 4 days and 17 hours to- fly from London to Cape Town. HLs outstanding flight was the first East-West solo across the North At- lantla from Ireland to Canada to 24 hours and 10 minutes. ; The trip ended today from England required about 3 days and 10 hours. Todd Bill Approved. Topeka, Feb. 9. (AP)—After lengthy discussion of the measiire, the senate approved for passage today the Todd bill designed to correct reported abuses of the cri Dpled children's law.

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free