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VOLUME XXXVIr No. 90. Successor to The lola Daily Begister, The lola Daily Record, and lola Daily Index. IDLA, KAS., FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 10,1933. The Weekly Register, Estalilished 1867. The lola Daily Register. Established 1837. SIX PAGES AUEN COUNTY FARMER WINS CORN(?ONTEST A. C. Geffert Places First In Show at j^arm and Home\Yeek RAY A WINIfER ALSO Third Place for Pasture Improvement: in State- Wide Competition Allen coii'nty farmers are makln'.; a creditable record ut, the annual \ Parm and Home weeH now in pro- grefs at the Kansas state college , , according to County | Farm Agent Dan M. Braum and corroborated by . Ahspciated Press dispatches from Manhattan today. ! Mr. Braum returned from Manhattan last niglit aftoir spending the day there in company with Miss Minnie Feebler, home demonstration nRcnt, Mr. and i Mi-s. Irving Baptist, Elmer Ericson, and Ocorge Tlppln. Other Allen countian.i were ulflo there. Allen county was given statewide^ recognition today by an As-so- elated Prewt account ol] a local farm entry in the com contest, which took first place. Thci first award In the .white corn contest was given —to A;;C. beffeit and sons, of Humboldt. Prey brothers of Manhattan and Henrj-Madorin. of fValley Falls, placed second and thli-a,, Mr." Braum explained today that the Gefferts are winners in a "su- per-opntest" due to tlie fact that only Lwinners in county and state fairs held in Kansas duijlng the pr", ceding year are eligible to enter the competition. First prize, therefore, comes as quite an honor, Mr. Braum said, f Another Humboldt farmer. Clark AVorks, also placed in the same con- tjest, Mr. Braum said, taking fourth . or fifth place. I Beatty Ray Places Third. Further recc^iition of. superior agrici^tural effort comesjin the an- liouncement today that Beatty Ray,, who lives south of lola. had placed third in the state pasture improve- :nent contest. j Mr. Braum explained humorously that what Mr. Ray had done was to change a field from a •'«)«•. gymnasium" into a i-eal pasture': Mr. Ray. he said, had accjomplished this conversion by sewing grasses and applying ijhosphates, and by [weed control. Mn. Braimi said that during the year a county content is held and the winners of that contest are certified to the state experts w:ho make special tours of the state Inspecting and Judging the co -iti 'v winnei^. Their decisions were made known ^last night. i Mr. paptist, farmer living near LaHarpe, is attending the, farm and home week as a contest winner, although ;thc contest he won wa.s'con­ ducted last summer and its results juade known previous-to i the week pt Manhattan. Mr. Baptist won, the state flax growing contest anti na n. i)ri7,c, among others, he was given an opportunity to attend tiU' ai- falr lit the college' with his tixiX 'iis- (s paid, "Altogether," Mr. Braum sn;id, "Allen county has a record i which can bo boinpnrcd favorably with almost any other in the state." FRENCH EXPLOSION TAKES TOLL OF 100. Strasbourg, France, Feb. 10. (AP)—More than a hundred persons were reported to. have been killed today.in the explosion of.a huge gas storage tank at the Neunkirchen Steel works in the Saar valley. Trains could not approach the railway station, for the tracks were covered with debris. It ^as Just 6:10 p. m. when the tank exploded, shooting up flames which were seen over a wide area. Within less than an hour four truckloads of the Injured had been taken to hospitals. A police cordon was extended to include nearby tanks for fear of another explosion, and the authorities contemplated : cracuatlng the lower part of the town because of the danger of gas poisoning. A second explosion at 7:15 p. m. tumibled additional debris into the, flattened area. Manhattan, Kas., Feb. 10. (AP)— llermah A. Praegcr of Claflin and Arthur J. W^lte of Cold water, both - former ^talc'wheat chanipions. are the 1 1933 premier seed growers of Kansas. • Announcement of th'eir selection for the ; awards was made at the annual banquet last night of the Kansas crop improvement association, held in connection with annual Farm and Home week. Henry Madorin of Valley Falls won the; Blue ribbon. corn .show sweepstakes and Harold Staadt of \Dttawa 'vas adjudged champion in the state five-acre com contest. . Other, contest, winners: Com show—Yellow corn. Henrj-Madorin, 7irst; H. B. Jacobscn of Horton. Second, and Ralph Hockens of Half Mjotuid, third; white com, .A. C. Geffert and Sons of Allen county, first: Prey Brothers of Manhattan, Second, and Henrj' Madorin. third. Five-acre contest—Harold - Staadt of Ottawa, first: Henrj- Madorin, . second, and H. B. Jacobson, third, i The stf^te's ten master farmers for 1932 are to be announced tonight. lOLA EDUCATORS HEAR GOVERNOR School Executives Meet For Annual Session , In Topeka School executives of, Allen county. Including Miss DoUle V. Adams, county superintendent, A. M. Thoroman, city superintendent, and A. E. Garrison, principal of the Junior high school, are among those who have gathered from all over Kansas in Topeka today for the annual session of the council of administration of the Kansas State teachers association. The session began today and will close tomorrow. Today Governor Alf M. Landon was the principal speaker on the program, and said that the teachers have a "great opportunity" and can nlay an "important part" in the return to normalcy," according to an Associated Press report from the state capital. "I am sure that most of you JiO have a great capacity for hardheaded matter-of-factness, that you do recognize that continued 30-cent wheat. 15-cent com. and 3 -:Cent pork cannot but mean a crisis for our commonwealth, and that It Is the imperative duty of us all to meet this crisis as best we can," he said. "The schools and other governmental units carmot expect a full loaf, but must cheerfully be content to J,ake a half-loaf If necessary along with the rest of the hard working people. "I ani sure, verj' sure, that knowing thai thousands upon thousands of menlare out of employment, you, the teachers of the children of tjhese men, do not expect the favorable conditions that existed during prosperous .times. You are the teachers of Kansas, and being such, will meet the emergency." Asserting that reductions In mil- orles of teachers aggregotlng 2 million dollorK had been mode In Kan- jsns during the past year, Governor I^aiidon said the ixidagogueH ond .schnol officials deserve "much credit" for thciii efforts to work out school economies, "thereby reducing tlio burden o/ the taxpayer who is greatly d«prcs.sed by his decreased earning power;" Many of the reductions, he said, had been voluntarily. • Another speaker, C. C. Cogswell, of Pretty Prairie., master of the state grange, said he believed it was "far better" to reduce wages of teachers than to trim the number and "add to the great army of the unemployed." "There Is a limit to the ability of the people to pay taxes/' he said, "and as we have built up great educational plants all over Kansas we must now meet the challenge of providing the maximum amoimt of training possible and use' these plants to the best possible advantage." WEATHER and ROADS 1^ iFOR KANSAS: Generally fair to- tdght and Saturday; not so cold tonight. : Temperature — Highest yesterday, 10: lowest last night, 4:'nonnal for today, 32! deficiency yesterday,'25; 'excess since Januarj- 1. 370 degrees; this date last year, highest, 74; lowest. 62. ^ Precipitation for the 24 hours end- j Ing at 7 a. m. today, .01; total for ' this year, to date, 1.67; deficiency since January 1, .14 Inch. Relative humidity at 7 a. m. today, 79 per cent; barometer reduced •to sea \c\t\. 30.52 inches. Sun rises, 7:18 a. m.; sun sets, 6:55 p. m; Kknsaa Weather and Dirt Roads. Ottawa,' Emporia, clear, roads snow covered. : Manhatian, partly cloudy, roads snow covered. CoCfeyvlUe, cloudy, roads frozen. Arkansds City, cloudy, roads frozen. ; 'Wichita, clear, roads snow covered. Sallna, light snow, partly cloudy, . roads open. Tittsburg. cloudy, roads good. Topeka, cloudy. Ught snow over^night, roads, open. ! FARMERS TO MEET HERE Protective Association to Be Formed At Gathering in Memorial Hall Saturday Afternoon Farmers of this and adjoining counties were reminded today of the invitation which has. been extended to them to meet at Memorial hall In lola tomorrow at 1:30 p. m., for the purpose of forming a "Farmers Protective association/' Heading the list of speakers who are scheduled to appear on the program is Mllo Reno, president of the National Farmers Holiday association. , and whose idea of refraining from selling farm produce brought on the "farm war" In Iowa recently. It was explained that the purpose of the meeting is to unite the farmers of this locality into a group which can make its Influence felt In governmental circles better as a group than could its members Individually. Similar as.sociatlons are springing up in many of the agricultural sections Of the country, with the aim of impressing state and national legislators with the knowledge that they cannot be reelected If they do not use their fullest Influence In reducing the ipost of government, and coincldentally toxes. An Increase of farm prices through governmental action is arsecondary objective. . i A. W. Stnbbs Is Dead. Kansas City, Kas., Feb. 10. (AP)— Addison W. Stubbs, a cousin of the late W. R. Stubbs, a former governor of Kansas, and the member of a widely known Kansas pioneer family, died today at thfe home of a son here. He was 78 years old and had been ill three years, NO RUSH ON YET TO GET TAGS AT NEW LOW PRICES Weather a Discouraging Factor, County Treasurer Says Today PENALTY ONMARCH1 Owners Will Have Until Then to Buy Licenses At 50% Reduction Bargain prices notwithstanding, Coimty Treasurer Melvin Pronk's terse comment this morning, the first on which automobile license plates were being sold officially at half price, was. "Well. I don't see any line forming." The new law reducing the passenger vehicle fees 50 per cent, became effective in lola today with the receipt of a letter from the state motor vehicle department Insthictlng the county treasurer to accept the now rate and giving the ofBclal schedule of those rates. Mr. Pronk said, however, that he sold a few plates yesterday at the reduced fees, acting on the a.ssumptlon that the law was effective as soon as it was published fn the official paper, which publication occurred yesterday. Although no Indications of a land office business In tag sales were apparent today, Mr. Pronk said that the unfavorable weather was probably a discouraging factor and expressed the expectation that with the retum of more normal temperatures sales would Increase. "There are hundreds of automobile owners in Allen county who have delayed buying their plates until the legislature passed the bill," Mr. Pronk said, "and now that the new law Is on the statutes, they will come In to buy pretty soon. ' Penalty After March 1. "Another factor which will tend to make them do their bargain buying early Is that after February 28, It will cost them Just 50 cents more than the regular rate because of the penalty the new law carries with it." the treasurer continued. "Under the statute as it now stands, a 50-cent penalty is attached monthly for tags, bought after January 31, excluding this year, so that it works much as the penalty for delinquent taxes does. This year the first penalty' will be exacted March 1, and another 50 cents added April 1. making a total penalty of $1 for the owner.who delay's until then. It is cumulative throughout the year." i It was the opinion,in the treasurer's office today that with the penalty provision of the new law, fewer arrests for operating a vehicle without proper license will be found necessary. . In the past It has been the custom for state'officials, in their annual campaign to make all mot- orlst* drive cars with up-to-date licenses, to lasuc a womlng to those they apprehended. If the delinquent owner then bought his llceiise ho escaped fine or. penalty. Under the now law, however, any person who is arrested for such an offense will be reqiilred to pay a $1 per month penalty Instead of the 50-cent penalty for delinquency. Many Yet to Be Sold. Only about two hundred passenger tags have been sold up until now, the treasurer's records show. Since there are several thousand cars now registered In the coimty, Mr. Pronk pointed out that if all their owners are to escape any delinquency penalty, he is going to dispose of his supply of plates at the rate of several hundred a day. As a warning, Mr. Pronk; said emphatically that the lawful penalties will be Imposed for sUch delinquency, and that no period of grace wlU be extended after March 1, as has been done unofficially on taxes. The treasurer Is also prepared to secure the refunds coming to owners who purchased their licenses at the higher rates. He said that he is making a certified list of such own-' ers, together with the amount of refund due to each, which he will send to Topeka where the state vehicle commissioner will prepare drafts on the state which will then be sent back to thie'ovmers. Under the sj-stem, the owner is not required to take any steps himself in order to secure the refund. a. Business Marriage" the Glaim of U. S. in Courts Government Trying to Prove Wife of Aged Millioniaire Indian ' Had Two Ceremonies Performed to Make Wedding, Legal So She Could Obtain His Mojiey. Los Angeles, Feb. 10. (AP)— Further details of the whhrlwtod tourtshlp and marriage of Jackson Bamett, multl-mllUonalre Creek Indian, by the former Mrs. Anna BIDDIE BORED BY BLIZZARD. Moran Hen Hatches Out Her Brood on Coldest Day. Blizzards mean nothing apparently to i a matemally-mlnded hen owned by Mrs. S. E. Perkins of Moran, who Is Mrs. Lillian Wright's mother. Mrs. Wright reported today that one ol hef* mother's hens decided of her own accord to set on a nest of 11 eggs. She set and set and kept on setting through the bright da >'5 of January. Then on one of the coldest days of this present cold spell, shells be- ban breaking and 10 of^the 11 eggs turned-Intb fluffy chicks which are now pecking around quite oblivious of the zero temperatures., Mrs. Perkins has 300 hetis in her flock of \Vhlte Wyandottes. Transfer Operator a Snlcidc. Kansas City, Feb. 10. (AP)^. R. MacNeal. operator of the Big Pom- transfer, company here, was found shot to death today in the office of his company, a .38 calibre revolver was found on the floor beside the body. Carl E. Beraer, a deputy coroner expressed belief MacNeal had committed suitide, Laura Lowe, who now lives, with him in a costly white colonial mansion, were sought by the government today in its suit to recover $250,000, property from her and her daughter. The government. In the latest phase of Its 13-year effort to restore $1,100,000 to the aged Indian's estate, planned to introduce evidence as to the second marriage Mrs. Lowe arranged as a precaution to protect legality of the union. This evidence is a deposition by Attorney Leo J. Johnson of Neosho, Mo., where the second marriage, of Barriett and Mrs. Lowewas performed, j "The United States supreme court ruled thi^t the American Baptist Home Mission society should retum its half of the $1,100,000 sought. The suit here is for reJBtitutlon of Los Angeles county property included in the other half of the total sum which Bamett is claimed to have given his wife and her daughter. Maxlne Sturgess. Circumstances of Mrs. Lowe's first marriage to the Indian, now 90 years old. were related late yesterday by Alvln L. Moorehead, Insurance loan agent of Decatur, 111. As a former chattel loan broker at KIDNAP RIDDLE SOLVED BY COP Negative Admission of Crime Results from Detective's Work Los Angeles, Feb. 10. (AP)—A detective's soft-voiced but persistent lecturing of a suspect about "treating an old lady so roughly" provoked a confession early today, police said, which cleared up the mysterious kidnaping of 65-yeaf-old Mrs. Mary B. Skeele. ' Police said the confessions were made by Miss Luell.a Pearl Ham^ mer, 35, and W. P. Howard, 39. hey "hired man." identified by officers as a paroled ex-convlct from San Quentln prison. Detective Chief Joe Taylor said he, in a long grilling of, Howard, was criticizing treatment of Mrs. Skeele, wife of Dean Walter F. Skeele of the University of South- em California college of music. Taylor reported Howard suddenly said: "We didn't treat her rougli at all." The detective said Howard then told a complete story conforming to facts alreody unearthed by police, and Miss Hammer, confronted with Howard's statement, also confe.ssod. The pair olso confessed, Taylor said, to an attempt to abduct Mis.*} Isobel Smith, Pasadena school teacher, Mrs. Skeclo was kidnajjcd la.-it Sunday night and a note demand^ ing $10,000 ransom was found. She was released near her home the next night, shortly before time specified for payment of the money. Detectives quoted Howard as saying the ransom note first was in|>tended for use in the kidnaping of Miss Smith but when the attempt failed, because the teacher became suspicious. Miss Hammer suggested they abduct Mrs. Skeele. Officers quoted Howard as saying they wanted the money;to raise a mortgage on a house owned by Miss Hammer, a graduate of the music college of which the victim's husband is dean. Detectives yesterday took Mrs! Skeele to the Hammer residence and she Identified several things indicating it was the place she was held captive. Later a portable typewriter was found hidden in a bedroom closet of a house formerly occupied by Miss Hammer. Police experts said It was the machine on which the ransom notes were written. MrsJ Skeele also partially Identified Howard's voice. She y^as blindfolded most of the time she was held. The accused pah- denied they had any accomplices. They were booked on charges of kidnaping. Miss Hammer, detectives reported; was inclined to. view her predicament and events leading up to It as something of a Joke. She said, however, she wanted to apologize to Mrs. Skeele. Tulsa, Okla., he formerly was a business adviser of Mrs. Lowe. Moorehead said she was "flat broke" when she first married Barnett and that he, Moorehead, lent her $10 at the time. He'said she came to his Tulsa' office In February, 1920, and enlisted his aid In getting Bamett over into Kansas for the ceremony, after failures,in two Oklahoma cities to obtain a license. They; drove to Bamett's Henryetta farm and foimd him barefooted, hatlcss' and coatless, Moorehead said, and Mrs. Lowe Inveigled the Indian Into the automobile' after "hugging" him. During the trip . to Coffeyvllle, kas,, Moorehead said, Mrs. Lowe continued her wooing of Barnctt and talked of marriage. At Coffeyvllle Moorehead said he gave Mrs. Lowe a $10 hill for carfare, lunch money and marriage' lU cense fee for which shcj had to go to the county seat at Independence. He testified she previously had told him she was "flat broke" but that she understood the m"5^ she intended to marry was worth 15 million dollars In oil leases and •royalties from his Indian land, allotment. Mrs. Lowe went to Independence and' obtained the license and the ceremony was performed in a hotel room by Justice of the Peace C. T. Bickett of Coffeyvllle. In a deposition Bickett told of having three policemen guard the hotel because of the bride's fears that Carl J. O'Hornett. Oklahoma guardian of Bamett. pursuing him to Coffeyvllle. would Interfere. The government's contention is that Bamett Is mentally deficient and did not understand the purport of his marriage or the handling of money. PRESIDENT AND GARNER AT ODDS OYERDIOATOR Hoover Starting to Oppose Move Empowjering President-Elect SPEAKER i^DAMANT FINANCIER DIES Texan Says He Is Serious In Determination to Pass Measure Washtagton,' Feb. 10. (AP)—The house today sent the controversial treasury-postofflce supply bUl—con­ taining the senate economy provisions—to conference for adjustment of differences with the senate. In the process, I3emocfats hope to give President-elect Roosevelt vast power to reorganize the government. President Hoover started today to oppose this broad authority but Speaker Oamer held fast to his determination to press for such power. House Republicans who conferred with Mr. Hoover left ^Ith statements that they believed him in NEW FORDS HERE TOMORROW Higher Speed and Acceleration Mark Latest V-8 Product. The first of the new Ford V-8 motor cars will be displayed in lola 'tomorrow by the McCarthy motor company. Prank McCarthy, Ford dls-: trlbutor, said today". "The new V-8 is the largest and most, powerful Ford ever built," McCarthy said -today. "It hos new. and distinctively modem lines, a' most attractive front end. longer wheelbase. larger and roomier bodies, faster acceleration, increased power and speed, and is exceptionally economical in operation. With, its 75 horsepower engine, the new Ford is capable of a sustained speed of 80 miles per hour." The Ford dealer said that his show room will be open until 9 p. m. tomorrow and on Sunday morning to accommodate the many persons he expects to attend the showing. IF YOU MISS THE REGISTER. CALL 157 OE 520. BOMB ON DECK ENDS A MUTINY Dutch Regain CommaU' deered Cruiser After Killing Mutineers Batavia, Java, Feb. 10. (AP)— Eighteen men were killed and .25 Injured aboard the rebelious Dutch cruiser Do Zcven Provincicn when a naval fighting plane dropped a bomb on the sliip's deck today, forcing the mutinous native crew to surrender. The dead compiLsc three Europeans and 15 Javanese natives. One Dutch officer and one young Dutchman were slightly wounded. The dramatic end to the mutineers' career came at dawn o(T flh'o southwest- Sumatra coast whci> a concentration of Dutch naval rtnd air forces bore do\ra on tlu; fleoing quarrj' and ordered her to .surrcnjl- er within ten minutes. 'The rebels, defiant to the last flashed a reply: "Don't hinder us." They failed to .show a wliite cloth on the deck awning, a.s directed, in token of unconditional capitulation. The attacker.s' reaction was decisive. As soon as the brief period of grace expired, a warning bomb was dropped alongside the De Zeven. As there was no further sign from the mutineers, down went a 100- pound bomb from one of half a dozen planes in an attacking air fleet. It exploded with a roar on the deck of the rebel craft, bringing death to 18 members of the crew and wounding 25 others. That was enough for the mutineers who had been mnning wlld| for Ave daj-s on the i Indian ocean with .eight of their Dutch officers held prisoners. The ' natives sig­ nalled their surrender and thdn took to boats as a fire broke out aboard the cruiser from the effects of the explosion. Meanwhile the cruiser Java and the destroyers and submarines, composing the pursuing East Indies squadron, watched fram a distance, ready for immediate action should occasion require it. The fire aboard the ' De Zeven seemed to have done Uttle damage as her wireless continued to work and her rightful captain, Commander Eikenboom, went aboard. He had been left behind In port when the natives ran away with the cruiser In protest against a wage reduction. agreement with their opposition. Later It was indlcatied that the question had been talked over at the cabinet table. The power which Garner arid his aides now propose is that the new president shall be free to cut salaries, veterans' benefits and other gratiiltles prescribed by statute. Mr. Hoover was represented as feeling I this would be contrary to the spirit of the Constitution, and, in fact, would go back to the long struggles In early English history to gain the rlFht for representatives of the people to have the final word in spending their tax money. < SnieU Leads Charge. As.soon as the housie met. Representative Snell, of New York, the. Republican leader, took the Issue to the floor, telling Democratic members that either they had reversed themselves "for political jreasons" on the reorganization question or were cohvinced they could riot run the house. "Bunk!" shouted Blanton (D., Tex.) in reply. Earlier Speaker Gamer announced at his press conference that he was In favor of "feolng the limit" In giving President-elect Roosevelt power to reorganize the government. "The limit is the Constitution," he said. "I warit to give the president unlimited power to reduce the cost of eoverament. Practical experience has shown that congress is not going to do It. Unless we let the president have the power we can not redeem the Democratic platform pledge for a 25 per cent cut in government costs. "Govemor Roosevelt is willing to take the responsibility, and congress ought to be willing to give "it to him. I am for anything to cut down the expenses of this govern- tnent. I really am in earnest about thU." Similar to ReBolutlon in Now. , Garner conferred on his propo.sal with Senator Byrnes (D„ 8. C.) this morning. The vice-president elect would not discuss the exact terms of the plan but Byrnes told news- poper men It waa along the lines j of a resolution Introduced by Representative Huddleston (D.. Aid.) which provides that upon finding revenues for next year insufflclcrit to cover - expenditures authorized, the president shall reduce any or all expenditures by not more than 10 per cent, provided that except for contractual obligatlpns of the i United States, the reduction shall proportionately cut all I payments, salary, or compensation coming under the reduced item. The whole proposition, Bymes said, would have to be adjusted In conferericej between house and senate. • • I Regardless of Snell's attack, the house voted to send the bill to conference, but the action was-preceded by some harsh debate. "It is the most serious |moment In the history of oiu- country," Renre- MRS. DALL MAY BROADCAST Daughter of President-EIcct Agrees To Use of Her Name. New York, Feb. 10. (AP) — Mrs. Anna Roosevelt Dall. daughter of Franklin D. Roosevelt, has permitted herself to be offered to advertisers as a speaker on commercial radio programs which meet with her approval. Mrs. Dall's mother, who. contracted to give a series of talks on a commercial program which Ls still running, announced last week that she would make no more such contracts after ^er husband becomes president. Proceeds from the one contract she did malte she gave to charity. A company which supplies talent for commercial radio programs has sent to four large advertising agencies a list of available speakers Including Mrs. Dall. Mrs. Dall said today that she had .signed an agreement iriaklng herself available, but stipulating that any program on which an advertiser wishes her to speak must be submitted to her first for her approvaL CARL FUERSTENBERG Berlin, Feb, 10. (AP)—Cari Fuerstenberg, prominent German banker, died today of pneumonia. He was 02 years old. One of the pillars of the Berlin stock excfiange, Fiierstchbcrg was almost as well known throughout Germany for his sarcastic wit as for his personal Integrity and his business genius; His banking housb. the Berliner Handels Gesellschaft, owed Its 'Strong position to the skill with which he piloted It through the daiigerous inflation period which wrecked many other financial houses after the World war. Born In Danzig, August 28, 1850, the son of a merchant in amber goods, young Fuerstenberg entered a small local bank as junior clerk, and afterwards, still in his twenties, earned his managerial s^jurs In such leading Berlin houses as the Discontcj Gesellschaft and S. BleichroederJ HISTORY BEHIND ELEVATOR FIRE Last of Armour's 30-Day Granaries Smouldering Ice-Covered Ruins sentatlve Pou of North Carolina, dean of the Democrats, said, "and here we are In a political discussion. "I don't think it is time for any one to give a contlnentsjl damn on what a party has done In the past. The time has come to do|something. I It seems that every attenipt we have made to reduce has failed. With twelve million | men Idle. Chicago. Feb. 10. (AP)-^Fantastlc ice-covered ruins from which clouds of smoke and. steam still drifted skyward today marked the. spot where 300 firemen fought a million dollar grain fire throughout the night. An explosion followed by a burst of flames late yesterday set off the donflagration in an elevator owned by the Roscnbaum grain corporation on •historic Goose Island, northwest of the Loop; The fact that it occurred on the coldest day in. 34 years of weather history in Chicago—when the thermometer sank to 19 degrees below zoro—didn't make the tu.sk of the 80' fire fighting companies any ea.sl(!r, as water from their haso fell in Khc (,'ts of ice and coated .the scven-slory structure. However, .so far us could be learned no casualties occun-cd os employes of the plant had been .sent home early, several hours before the explosion occurred, on account of the coldness of the day. One fireman was taken to a hospital wlUi both feet frozen. As offIcials*'began an Investigation today they said they could not account for the blast. Louis Sayre, manager of the elevator, said about two million bushels of wheat and com had becH lost, and estimated the loss at approximately 1 'million dollars. The structure was the last of the three huge grain elevators that helped decide one of the greatest wheat battles in the market's history. Its destruction removed the last granary on Goose Island, nestling against a curve on the Chicago river In the heart of the city. , In 1898, Philip D. Armour and Levi Z. Lelter, possessors of great and growing fortunes foimded In Chicago's earliest days, were locked in a titanic struggle; for control of the wheat pits. Armour'was selling, Leiter buying. Armour had to deliver millions of bushels of grain caught at the head of Lake Superior by Ice at the end of the shipping season. He put Ice breakers to work, transported his commodity prices lar bdow *° Chicago and;erected three and thousands of peojile talking i s<^^'f'\-story elevators m a 30-day the streets begging for | something to eat. here we are quibbling. I think It is time to rise above all that., 'We did during the war. If we don't we may be cleaned out of the house and senatej and some one may be put In who can do it." Representative Rankin j (D., Miss.) said, "I want to serve notice to the conferees on this bill, that I will not stand for broad unlimited ptower for the president to cut down statutory gratuities." | He was applauded by the Republicans. 1 Then Representative Mapes (R., Mich.) said the Democrats had denied lesser power to President Hoover, and that he opposed granting Mr. Roosevfelt "undue authority." Worry Causes Fatal Stroke. Kansas City. Feb. 10. (AP)—Mrs. Mary Teresa Ellsworth, 55, whase husband was killed by a robber in their flower shoji May 8, died at ^ hospital here today from a stroke of paralysis Which physicians said vras induced by worry over the tragic deiath of her husband. Negro Fomid Frozen to Death. Independence, Kas.. Feb. 10. (AP) The body of an unidentified Negro was found today by the roadside four mijes south of here. Coroner W. S. Hudibiirg said he had frozen to death. period to store It, turning title over to Leiter. The unexpected delivery broke the price of wheat and eventually broke Leiter as a wheat trader. He lost 10 million dollars on the deal. One of the granaries, called "Armour's 30-day elevators," biimed In 1930, the .second In 1932, [and ,the ashes of the third were still smoking today. I D.S. WARRANTS ISSUED FOR TRIO IN KIDNAP iCASE Virginians Held for Attempted Extortion From Lindbergh TRAPPED BY CJHECK [Attempt to Cash It Results . In Capture of Men And a Woman Roanoke, Va., Feb. 10 (AP)—United States Commissioner Charles Fox Jr. this aftemoon issufed federal warrants for the two Roanoke men arid one woman held here for the attempted extortion of $5(>^000 from Col. Charles A. Lindbergh. A commissioner's hearing was set for 10:30 a. m. Mondoy. This action takes the case from the hands of local police who yas- tcrday arrested the trio after Bryant had cashed a "trap" check In a local bank. The check had been plant-, ed in an old oak tree stuinp near the edge of the city according to instructions in letters from the framers of the plot. The arrests were made yesterdoy when, Bryant called at a ^ank to ca.sh a $17,000 check which Had been left by a police officer, in a hollow stump. As he left the bank with a dummy package which he thought, contained "big bills," Bryant was met by Harvey outside the building. Flee from Police. ; Both ran when police approached and Harvey attempted to get into an , automobile in which his wife' and a child sat. After lodging the men In Jiall and the woman in the detention, hous?, police told of the extortion Attempt which was carried on through, a series of letters addressed' to Colonel Lindbergh and to chief of detectives Robert C. Johnson of RoanaHe.The latter masqueraded as a representative of Colonel Lindbergh. The exchange of notes between the extortionists and Johnson was conducted by means of postofflce which was des! the purpose In the,first a .stump gnatsd for of tlie letters sent Colonel Lindbetgh. This and a subsequent letter] which' were placed In th both of e hatlds of .SENATE PAS.SES, OYLER BILL Wccd-Cuttlrig Measure Now Goes to House for Action. Topuka, Feb. 10. (AP)—The senate passed and sent to the house today the Oyler bill maklnp it mandatory with county commissioners to. cut weeds along highways anti remove . sign boards, board fences and other obstructions within 50 yards of highway intersections. Under the bill it would be the duty of the county commj.ssloners to remove or cause to be removed sign boards, board fences and other otwtructlons within 50 yards of abmpt comers which they deem dangerous to travel within 30 days after the bill became effective. Cost of- 'such work would be chargeable, as under the present law. to the owner 6f the property on which such obstructions were located. . (Dolonel H. Norman Schwarzkopf of' New Jersey police, were forwarded, to Roanoke authorities. ' , Schwarzkopf, who comnarea the letters with the ransom njote left by the kidnapers and slayers of the first Lindbergh baby, said the handwriting apparently was noi the siame. Poorly Written Nritcs. Tlie letters which were jkwrly written demanded $50,000—"or ,1 will get your baby." ^ Detailed instructions were given for f ndlrig the hollow stump outside the city which wa.s described as situated near "a white pine tree about 30 fe st hi." Soon oftcr Johnson Icgan; his communication with the pxtortlon- l.sts, the demand was drorped trom $50,000 to $25,000 and later to $17,000. After tho settlement by (^hcck: had been agreed on, police told bank, employes of the ncgotiatioris. When. Bryant called to cash the tiheck) police were notified while the dummy package was being prepared. A few minutes after Bryant.had accepted the package he [and- his companion were arrested. ; Police quoted Bryant as saying he "just happened" to find the letter containing the check. GEORGE SLACK IS DEAD Oil Man Was a Resident; of{ This Locality Most of His Life Funeral on Snnda^ , George Slack, widely known v oil man and resident of lola for niany years, died at St. John's j hosplttd early today after a comjparatively short illness. He was 45 yeairs'dld. The Rev. R. D. Snuffer, the Presbyterian church, duct the funeral service pastor of (Villi jbon- at the church Sunday at 2:30 p. rii. Burial is to be made in the lola Mr. Slack's death was Iceuetery. caiis«d, physicians said, by comi >licatIons arising from an attack of jhiflufenza some time ago. His condition _had not been considered serious until a short time ago when he was t^n to the hospital for treatment. A. nasal hemorrhage this week weakened him considerably so that it-was necessary tp give him a blood transfusion, which appeared to Ihelp ;hlm' at the time but which Jwas .not enough to prevent his deal^h. Mr.. Slack leaves in his ijnme(3iate family his widow, one daughter ../and two sons. They are Evelyn, Robert, and George Jr. He also| has two- brothers, Elmer and John. Mr. Slack was bom In Fjlqua and has spent most of his llfjj In tills locality. SERIOUS FIRE IS AVERTED Quick Action Saves House Benson, lola.Bankel of F, O. If. What might have been conflagration according , Chief Ralph Thra.shcr wa^ this morning by the lola fir ment's attion In response tc the residence of P. O. Benson ier of the lola state bank, Sj-camore. Fabric curtains around Installed in the basemenli house were ignited probalL Tlirasher said, by swingln r a water heater nearby, f had already reached sucli tlons when the departmeqt that It was necessary to s and use water rather than to quench it. •Damage was estimated Thrasher at $25 or $30. |a serious to .Fire averted. |s deiiart- a call to , cdshr bn South shQwer of ; the probabjly. Chief against |The fhe pro^r-- arrived stjring hose chemicals by Chief

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