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II I STATE HISTORICAL 8©GIBTY. COMP. • TOPEKA.KAM. XXXVI. No. 91. Successor to Tte lola Daily Register. The lola Daily Record, and lola Daily Index. A THREAT TO ' CODNTVHERDS Braum Warns Owners Against Losses After Cold Spell illNERALS DEFICIENT Bone Meal Must Be Fed to Correct Condition Due To Lack of Grass A warning which' if heeded iiiay save Allen county dairymen thou; sands of dollars was voiced today by County Farm Agent Dan M. Braum after recent trips he has made into the countrj- on which he has 6b- •served marked evidence of mineral deficiency in dairy and b^ef cattle. Cattle that have been existing on : a diet consisting mostly of prairie | ^liay.'corri fodder, kaffir fodder, oat straw,' wheat .straw, arid limited amounts fof onus and corh are the "animals that arc to be inspected for symptoms of the disease which the • - county agent .says is a specially virulent menace to herds all. over the county now. 'The reason it is a menace, he • said, is bccaii.sc of the imasually -tpW weather which is still prevnll- _ ln(f- and which isaps the strength and vitality of aiilnials afflicted with the disease. When the cold spell , docs finally, break, he said! owners •win. find ^their herds in much I worse : condltloHi than they wore before the cold set. in. and now is the time to act if they arc, to save themselves serious Iqsses.: • SymptomisjEasy to Rerognizc. r Symptoms of, mineral deficiency ill -the diet of a cow Mr. Braum listed as:; bone cliewlng; run down appearanbe: hair turned the wrong way; lameness and istiffness: sliig- gisliness:| loss of appetite: smiken eyes; hidebound.' tight skin over ribs. . • —'There is, one almo.st perfect cure for this ailment." Mr. Braum .said, "and that Is plenty of fresh, green gra.ss—but that is not available at. INAUGURAL CROWD EXPECTED TO TOUCH 200,000 Washington. Feb; 11. (AP) — The Roosevelt Inaugural committee selling tickets for the March 4 reviewing stands may have to hang out the "S. R. O." elgn. Stands capable of seating 59,000 people! are under construction, extending from the White House far along Pennsylvania avenue, but the demand Is so great they probably will be far from enough and there is no room for more. The commlttefe reduced prices' and found that the higher priced tickets sold first. " Orders for tickets have come ftom every state. Attendance from southern states will be larger than fet any Inauguration since Woodrow Wilson took of-flee in 1913, the cbipmlttee be-' lleves. < All told a throng of 200,000 visitors Is expected. WINTER TO UFT NEXT FEW DAYS Warmer Temperature Expected, Although No Summer Yet thi-s .sca.son. "The next best thing is simple and comparatively inexpensive—feed t*o to three tajilespoonsful of bone iijeal per head dafly. It should be mixed with feed or with loose salt, although the best results are found .when the meal has "been mixed with feed. i Proven in Allen County. ••'This Is not a new Idea, but has been tried and proven right _here in' Allen county by at least 150 well known llarmers," Mr. Braum continued. 'It isn't a hair-trigger ciu-e, nlthougn it is' a sure one. Results have been noted as early as ten days after thtj first meal was fed. and it has taken as'long as three months to completely correct the deflclencj- in; the animal. As a rule, however, results arc seen soon enough to satisfy evcri- the most? skeptical owner." Mr. Braum citcda limited number of Allen county farmers who have fed bone me^l to correct inineral deficiency in their herds, and each one. has reported gratifying results. Some on the^ long list were: E. L. Barnhart. Arthur Dick. Beatty Ray. Art Niclioias, Robert Harris, Elmer Thomas, Beal brothers. L. M. Curtis, and Rudolph Kamplng.' - The farm agent told of one case " iis an Illustration, where a herd had , been afflicted with the dLsease. "This owner had been feeding his' njiimals on a normally satisfactotr ra^oii which included silage, but the herd continued to get worse and wqrsc. The cows wouldn't come into th *7 barn for fei^dlngvwithout the efforts of two men and.Jhey wouldn't pat more than half of the feed given them. ' , Production Up Imrhcdiately. "When the owner started feeding bone meal to them, jhowever. he was literally overjoyed with tlie result. ^He. said .that' in ten days after the first ration the wholcr/herd -would coine Into tlie bam for, feeding with nti'one to drive them; ..they would cat every bit of feed given them: and their-milk production Increased lO^^ppr cent." ^ Mr. Braum said that If any farmer Wants more detailed and specific information as to any phase of the 'disease or its treatment he will be glad to furnish it. NO :\rOR;E POLL TAX JN KANSAS Anricnt Law Goes to Discard with Repeal. Measure PnbUcation. Topckal Feb. 11. f.^pi—The noU ta-i went to the scrap yard for discarded Kansa.s taxation machinery today upon publication of the Dale bill repealing the old statute under which men between 21 iind 50 jears of age. except those lit-lng in cities of the first class, were assessed S3 a !y|ar for road or strcfit improve- mbiit.s. WEATHER and ROADS FOR KANSAS:- Generally fair and not |so cold fonigrht and Sunday. Ti[mperature — Highest yesterday, 15; lowest last" night, —2; normal for [today, 32; deficiency yesterday, 26: excess since January 1, 344 degrees; this, date last year, highest, . 66:;lowest. 37. Precipitation for the'24 hours ending;: at 7 a. m. today, .00; total for this year to date. 1.67; deficiency r since Januarj- 1. .19 inch. Relative humidity at 7 a. m. today, 89 per cent: barometer reduced to ^ea level, 30.45 iiachcs. Sun rises, 7:17 a, m.; sun sets, 5:56 p. m. : •Weather and Rbaja. "Manhattata. Salina, Pittsburg, Coffeyville. clear, roads good. Arkansas City.: Wichita, clear, -roads snow-covered, frozen. Topeka, clear, roads slippery,' Einporla, clear, roads fair. ; £)ttew& &m, isa4s mSL sSTSced. Mercury In lola thermometers Is expected to .start expanding somo- iivhp.t in the next few daj-a according to. the local weather observer, M. Wright, although It contracted to 2 dogrt-es below zero last night,, 0 degrees colder than It was night before last. I A coivsiderable warming up wjll have to come, however, before tem- I)eraturcs this year could equal or even approximate I those for Uie •sp.mi' date a year ago. The rejiort of Weatherman Wright says that the higliest temperature a year ago today was 66, compared to the 15- dcgree. maximum recordea yest!er- day. S. D. Flora, federal meteorologist at Topeka, Ijelieves that the forecast which covers lola and vicinity is applicable to Kansas as a whole, the Associated Press said, today. "Kansas is due for a warming up the next week," Flora said today, "although temperatures will remain far below normal." The cold wave, he reported has lieen broken, but winter weather will be in evidence throughout the state the greater part dt next week, the anticipated temperatures mild, however, compared with those experienced in Kansas the past week. Today Flora expected the mcir- cury to rise to 25 degrees in the north and 30 degrees in the oouth. compared with marks ranging between 15 and 23 over the state yesterday. The 22 maximum was reported at Goodland, Dodge. City and Concordia. Tomorrow the mercury Was expected to go between 25 and 30 degrees in the north part of the state, and ijossibly above freezing in Lho south, after sinking no further thaxi 10 above tonight. Little snow was reported in the state yesterday, but the weekly fore- ca.st called for precipitation in the early part of next week, and again toward the close of the week. ' Skies were clear today over Kansas. 103.A, KAS., SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY. 11, 1933. METHODIST BOY SCOUTS TO GET HOOVER AWARD Signal H(^or Accorded jto lola Organization for Activities PRESENTATION ^S00[N Recognition of Boys and Leaders to Be Given b> Court of Honor The President Hoover award, cne of the most distinguished honirs ever accorded a Boy Scout trtop In .southeastern Katisas, has b<en given to.Troop 55, the Methocist troop- in lola, according to,word e- celvcd here today from Arnold H. Drcj-er, scout executive at Indepe4d- ence. The award Is made In recogiii- tion of advancement, activities, and net membership increases during the year 1932. . Emblematical of the award if a large blue silk ribbon with the wo ds "President Hoover A'ward—1932,' stamped in gold upon it. and plans are now under way for an effcct|lve presentation of It to the troop. The Rev. W. E. Van Patten, lo:al Scout committeeman of the a -ea council, said today that the p-c- sentation w -lU be made by a court of honor at which time the incmb ;ra of the troop and their leaders vfill be given due recognition for tl eii* efforts. He pointed, out that although J. B. Bruce as the present Scoutmaster, a large sljare of the credit which is to be given the ar- ganiZat.Ion must go to the Re\-. W. P. Wharton, former Scoutmas er. and to Robert Langsford, his is- sistant Scoutmaster. It was im- der their • direction for the miost part of the year 1932 that the trSop accomplished the things for whicn the award Was given. Troop 55 has been in existe ice virtually without a break for mjre thin 20 years, records in the Seh an area office in Independence .sh )w. It was organized as Troop 1 of the Methodist church' and B, P. Heigele, owner of the Heigele harness shop, was the .first Scoutmaster. Ar. Heigele has a picture of the f rst troop; and still retains tlie rofter of the charter members, am( ng whom were Harland Barnes, Deuey Ridge, Harry McClelland, Weldon White, Loren Webster, Cecil Kincaid. Nevillo, Hcrtwick, Anjelo Scott, WUbur Ridge, and MaU^lce Gritzner. Since the formation of the f rst troop, Mr. Heigele has been Scoutmaster several times, and at present he is actively interested in ;he. work, being chairman of the Irwi) committee. ' BARTLETT IN A REPOIIT UtiliticH Commissioner Telk of Progress Made in Gravelinir Streets On Relief Projecl At the end of two weeks of work by men employed on the city-welfare nssocialion relief project. Utilities Commissioner I. E;.Bartlett reported today the progress the gangs have made. Gravel from six to ten Inches deep has been laid on the following streets: Breckenridge. three blocks from State to Washington; Vine, two blocks from Lincoln to Carpenter; Breckenridge, one block from Second to Third; Third, one block from Breckenridge to Lincoln; one block on the south side of the Garfield school house; and work was in progress on the block boimding the west side of the Garfield school. "The storm prevented completion of the last block," Mr. Bartlett sild, but w'hen the weather perhalts,. the work will be resumed. i "In all of this project it has been the idea of the city to fill- in the w^orst spots in the sj-stem of city streets. Wherever possible \?e have been trjrlng to surface short sections of dirt streets to make connections with other streets that are surfaced or paved, thus making for longer imbroken stretches of surfa<«d thoroughfares." All the streets on which gravel has been laid have been brought up to grade, the commissioner also said. MRS. CH.UtITY BARKER DIES Death Takes LaHarpe Pibqeer after niness oi About a Tear. Mrs. Charity Barker, a resident of Allen county for virtwally all of her 74 vears. died at the home of her daughter; Mrs. Effle Pettit in La­ Harpe yesterday at 9 p.. m. She had been in failing health for about a j'ear. Funeral a.rrangements are pending word from a son, Frank Barker who lives in "sopthem "Texas. Other su^^•ivors Include Mrs. Walter Pettit, Mrs. Tom Green, daughters, and Otis Borker, another son. who liv^s in Oklahoma. Mr, Barker died some time ago. The Weekly Register, Established 1867. The lols Dailjr Register, EstAblished 1897. FOUR PAGES Present Aid Proposals Of No Help to Farmers Farm Bureau Federalitfi President Protests to Senators That Measures they Are Now Considering Will Hurt Rath- erThan Help Agricultural Sections of Nation. Washington, Feb. 11. (APj;—Se'ii,- tors^ wording on farm reUef measures today found In thteir • nial! strongly-worded- letters itom 'the president of the American farm bureau federation asserting ;that If proposals they are considelrin? are enacted into law agriculture wUl be hurt rather than helped. The farm bureau head—Edward A. O'Neal—referred to a tdntatlve committee draft of the domestiic allotment bill before the agi^ibultart: committee which woiud cut but &U products except cotton and wbtot a!!d to the Hull farm mortgage bill now in the hands of a banldng subcommittee. He denounced the Hull biU as of more benefit to the man who holds the mortgage than to the farmei who faces foreclosure and asserted that any revision of the atotm^t plan bill which confined it to two products would leave "vast dreas" of the nation "practically unailded.'' O'Neal objected particularly to the proposed elimination of hogs, included In the house bill aloog \rith FORD SUBPOENA STARTS A PROBE X:onstable Criticised for Methods in Attempting To Serve Writ H. J. ALLEN COMIN Former Governor to Speak at CJur- rent Topics Clnb Monday Henry J. Allen, former govemot of Kansas, is to be tlie speaker at the Current Topics club meeting wien the organization resumes its weekly gatherings at the Portland hrtel Monday evening aftier a vacation of two weeks. Conflicting dates !»nd last-mlnutc InabUlty of promised speakers to appear have caused a two-week cessation of the meetings. It is expected that a considerable number of lolans will want to avail themselves of the opportunity to hear Mr. Allen, who is. also a former senator, speak. Reservations for plates should be made by calling the hotel before noon Monday. Mr. Alien has, recently returned from Roumanla; where he went to visit his daughter who was married about a year ago to Julius Holmes, Under -Secretary of the American Legation in Bucharest. He returned shortly before the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Holmes. As a result of his trip, Mr. Allen is expected to speak on some phase of foreign relations, a subject to which the former, senator has given considerable study. Mr. Alien has long been known as one of the ablest public speakers in Kansas and his address Monday is being pleasurably anticipated by many Iolan.s. IN TYPING CONTEST students from Snrronndin^ Towns Compete for Deitrich Award Detroit, Feb. 11. (AP)—An investigation by the prosecuting attorney's offlca was in prospect today of an raltercatioh between three constables and a Ford family guard that marked an attempt to serve a siib- pocnjji on Edsel Ford. | A report to Mile E. (Culehan. assistant prosecutor, told of a rough and tumble encounter bf the guard and one of tlie constables last night on the lawn at the J^'ome of Mrs. Roscoe'B. Jackson, in Orosse Pointe Farms, while guests at a dinner hurried from the house believing a hold ,up, was in progress. •The subpoena was one Issued recently in the suit involving the Ford Motor company and ihe Sweeten Automobile company ipf Philadelphia. . , Learning that -Mr. and Mrs. Edsel Ford were to,be guests at the Jackson dinner, piayton Phillips, a constable, posted himself.on Jefferson avenue during the evening ahd two other constables established themselves near the Jackson grounds! Phillips said that when he saw a car In which he recognized Mrs. Ford, and believed he saw Mr. Ford, he attempted to drive alongside it, but that a smaller car following "kept ramming me and shoving me along. I nearly went into the ditch." ' Arriving at the Jackson home. Phillips said, the niah driving the escorting car got out and grappled with one of the constables there. Mrs. Ford got out of the car and asked what the trouble was. Phillips said he explained that he had a subpoena for Mr. Ford. "But he ish't here," he said Mrs. Ford replied. Phillips said he could not .sec whether Edsel Ford left the Cjir. Prosecutor Harry 8. Toy said he would question the principals in .the affair on Monday. He scored the constables for what he characterized 'terrorism" and "hoodlum tactlces." "There was no basis in law for this action," Toy said. "Force in the senice of subpoena in a civil case Is illegal and cannot be Justi- fled." Culehan said he had reported the incident to Circuit Judge Barry J. Dlngeman. wrho recently issued subpoenas for Henrj- and Edsel Porfl. wheat, cotton, tobacco, rice, peanuts and dairy products. ' The tentative "committee , print" which O'Neal referred is one of two drafts which the committee is con- .sideririg In its effort to revise the house-approved measxu-e and report it to the senate. Besides .eliminating all but two jjcommoditles, the draft would 'cut out the acreage control provM |ons arid sections designed to establisli price parity between commercial and -.agricultural products. .' 'Any measure which docs riot contain some sort of penalty for over -production, or some sort of reward for limited production,' will merely add to our troubles rather' than relieve them," O'Neal wrote. The letters, sent to all members of the agriculture and banking com­ mittees'reached them Just as,they were going to work on the bills in question. I , ' Both the domestic allotment' bill and the "emergency farm credit" measure which the teinklng subcommittee has laid aside in favor of the Hull bin were drawn up by representatives of the major farm organizations. President-elect Roosevelt has generally been reiiortcd as favoring, the measures. In connection with the all |Otinenl. plan, conunlttce members noted today tliat Professor M. L. Wilson. !jir >0 !i.«;or of the voluntary domestic allotment idea, in Chicago lasc ntpht favored its administration through the organization' of production control as.soclation.s in the various counties. . A similar plan Is before the com- n\lttee in a print submitted at its request bj- W. R. Ronald, editor of the Mitchell. South Dakota. Evening Republican, who ^^as one of the pioneers in developing the allotment plan. Members of the banking subcommittee headed by Senator Fletcher iD., Fla.) decided earlier tills week that it would- be hopeless to try to. pass the emergency farm credit measure this session. Accordingly, they took up thebll; sponsored by Senator Hull '.D.. VE"re OF WORLD WAR TOGETHER IN LEGION MEET Former Soldiers sind Ladies Attend Second Annual Banquet ED CARRUTH SPEAKS Douglas Hudson Another On Good Will Program , In lola Last Night One bimdred and twenty-ffve ex- service men and their wives attended the annual ex-service men's banquet In the Masonic temple here last night at which the principal address was made by Ed Carruth, state commander of the American Legion. • y..' The banquet, served by the ladies of the Beaucea^t, was sponsored by the local post if the American Legion and Included a program of variety and Interest. Throughout the serving of the banquet, the guests were entertained alternately by the Rythm Rolllcken orchestra and the Howard harmony boys quartet,, both of whom were applauded generously at the close of each number. The speaker of the evening was Ed Carruth of Herington, atate commander. After an introductory Ave minutes of wit and humor that has made him .one of the most sought after after-dinner speakers In the state, Mr. Carruth launched intb a serious and eloquent discussion of the alms, Ideals, and accomplishments of the American Legion. Legislative Program Landed. He defended the Legion's legislative program, listed project after project of altruistic service and accomplishment put into effect by the various Legion posts of the state, and declared that the only unan- sjverable question he had ever found in connection with the Legion was why all ex-service men did not belong to It. Doiiglas Hudson of Fort Scott, past state ! commander and another of the most pbpular after-dinner .speakers in the state, entertained the crowd for fifteen minutes^ with a whimsical explanation of a book he PILOT'S COtRAGE SAVES EIGHT LIVES. _., said he was about to publish, one fenn.) which would authorize Re- i which would list and describe in detail every political Job in the state. He explained how invaluable it Bakersfield, Calif., Feb. 11— f AP)—To, the calm courage of Pilot Eddie Bellaindl of a Transcontinental & Western air liner, seven passengers and a co-pilot owed their lives today. Near Bakersfield the tri-motored plane suddenly burst into flames last night. With his passengers panic-stricken, the veteran pilot, kept his head. Knowing an attempted landing on the outskirts i of Bakersfield was fraught with peril, the l)ilot headed for the Kern county airport and a few minutes later set the big plane down as flames threatened his wing tanks. Bellandl and the co-pilot as- .sisted the passengers from the burning ship, and only one, Mrs. Adaloide Helwig i of Berkeley, was burned. A few minutes after the last passenger was taken from the plane, the ship burst into a roaring inferno and was quickly destroyed. Only .the ship's all metal con-: structlon prevented its destruction in midair and the death of its nine occupants, officials of the air line reported. The plane was southbound from San FrancLsco to Los Angeles. Sparks from the nose mo-, tor Ignited fiiel In the gasoline line, causing Ithe fire, officials reported. ' SCORES PIE IN GERMAN BLAST Hundreds Injured as Gas Tank Explosion Wrecks Wide Area construction corporation loans to holders of farm mortgages to pay their borrowers' back taxes and de- linoupnt interest and installments on condition they agree not to tore- close for t\»o years. tJnder discussion in the sulijcom- mlttee today was a proposal to extend the bill to cover small Urban home mortgages as well as farms. Royal Romance Hinted in Cuba FARMERS TO TOWN Protective Association to Be Formed In lola Today Molllson in Rio de Janeiro; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Feb. 11. (AP)—Captain J. A. Molllson, British flier, landed here at 11:30 a. m., (9:50 a. m., E. S. T.), today frtyn Caravellas yesterday after completing a fll^t across the South Atlantic. IroOJ West Africa to Natid, .Typing and shorthand students from Moran, Humboldt, LaHarpe, and lola competed this morning in the lola high school for awards of merit given by F. P. Deitrich for the lola.liigh school commercial department. The results have not yet been determined. The entrants from Moran were Thelma Cloud. Hazel LaRue, Opal Brown. John Paul, an<i Royal Cox. Their instructor Ls Miss Helen Rae Whitney. From Humboldt came Doris Kent, Juanita Er>-an, Grace liadd, Matilda Martin, Vivian Burtis, Marjorie Cas- pei-. Fern Russell, Marjorie Wilkerson, Marjorie Steams, Ruth Nadine Bowlby, Audrey Noel, and Margaret Reno, with their Instructor, O. W. McCreary. i The LaHarpe entrants, accompanied by their instructor. Miss Gladys Stevenson, were as follows: Leota Culbertson, Ruth Culbertson. Doris Hall. Nola Moss, Thelma Stevenson, Doris Clark. Glenn Remsberg, Pearl McGie, Lucille Da\is, Jime Heathman, and Ruby Newton. The lola entrants were: Ruth Jones, Mildred Preston, Mary Heiman. Marvel Bowlus. Helen Edgerton, Harold Finley, Lena Stonakec, Barbara Seay, Helen Beach, Margaret Griffith. Rachel Kundall. Eurith Anderson, and Louise Odot. F. p. Dietrich Is the instructor. Despite the cold weather, farmers from over Allen county and from some surrounding counties were gathering in lola today for a mass meeting at which they were to be organized into a "Farmers Protective association." ; Meeting at Memorial hall, the men were to be addressed: by Milo Reno, president of the Fariiers National Holiday association, the group which conceived the Idea of withholding farm produce from markets imtil prices rise. ' Local farmers who issued; the call to meet today are B. N. Baker. Sam Knox, L. R. Snodgrass. and Ollic Sutherland. They said tliat the major aim of the organization is to unite the farmers in a demand for lower governmental expenditures, and the second objective Is an increase of prices for agricultural commodities. Havana, Cuba.. Feb. 11. (AP) Havana's high society is agog over the news from Spain that the 25- ycar-old prince bf Asturias. eldest son of former King Alfonso, wants to marry one of its fairest flowers— the beauteous Edelmira Sampedro y Robato. Exciting, too. are reports that the young couple, if the dream comes to realization, may do their honeymooning through American countries and reside thereafter in Havana. Yet Havana doesn't think it strange that royalty should desire to wed Edelmira Sampedro. "She's attractive enough for any man," Is the concensus. There are five of the Sampedro girls, Clara, Ellsarde. Maricusa, Carmela. and Edelmira. Clara and Carmcla are married and all except Clara are now In France with their mother. She and two brothers are here. Edelmira. known to her Intiinates as "Puchanga." is the same age as her prospective husband—25—and she has studied both In the United States and in Europe. Soon after'Alfonso renounced the Spanish throne and took up resf- dence in France, his eldest son and Edelmira met. at Oudhy. near Lausanne, Switzerland. Since then members of her family here say her letters have been "fuU of him." describing parties and fiestas they' attended together, talking of dates, jand hinting, if never saj-ing outright, they are strongly attached to each other. The girl's sister and brothers here are keenly interested in reports from Madrid of the approaching nuptials, but profess to know nothing of any formal "compromlso" or engagement. Meanwhile Havana society tliinks the prince might do well to renounce his throne for one of the Sampedro sisters. It would be the first time a member of the Spanish royal family has married outside of royal blood. MINSTREL snow FEBRUARV 21 Men of Moments Musical Clab to Entertain at Memorial Hall. LILT PONS TO SING JAZZ Famons Operatic Prima Dona to Do Gershwin Compositions. New York. Feb. 11. (AP)—LUy Pons is going to sing jazz! "^George Gershwin is on his way back from Ha\-ana with-two special _ , , songs in his portfolio—Jazz songs Rehearsals are now under way for a coloratura soprano—and Prima for the second annual presentation Donna Pons is lookhig forward to Of the Moments Musical club Mam- ; great fun. would be to the 200,0(K) poUtlcal job seekers that are fairly holding their breaths until it gets off the presses and described several of its chapters in amusing detail. J. C. Smith acted as toastmaster and introduced several other speakers for brief talks, among them Tommy Adkinson, state meml>ership chairman. Carl Moore of Wichita, Mrs. B. T. English, president of the local Legion auxiliary, ' and Earl Hunter, commander of the local post. Mr. Carruth was introduced by Roy Hair of lola, who is district commander this year. 'The closing number following the speaking program was "taps" play^ by six imiformed members of the drum corps, four buglers and two drummers. After adjournment, most of those present went to Memorial hall for the dance at which the music was furnished by the Rythm Rolllckers. About fifty couples were in attendance. ROOSEVELT ON LOOKOnT Neighboring Islanda Coming Under His Scmtlny as Tairiey Ponders Patronage In Miami Miami, Pla.. Feb. 11. (AP)—President-elect Roosevelt is taking a good look at the neighboring Islands of the United States while he fishes and swims in the southern waters and he is believed ready to deal with the complicated questions that Involve these shores. His latest message from the yacht Npurmahal reported a catch of 30 small fish and the loss of one "as big as a whale," but liehind these radio communications there is the feeling here that the, next president Is making a good Inventory of the islands that Ue oft the coast of this country. Vagrant reports that come back here from Cuba Indicate the word has been sent down there In a very off hand way that the government must show a firm establishment; But- all of this, like most other ihings connected with the approaching administration. Is cloaked m uncertainty, for Mr. Roosevelt is holding his fire for the opening of his term March 4. Meanwhile, James A. Farley, national chairman, is talking things over at the Miami Biltmore hotel with party leaders. A visit yesterday by Farley to James M. Cox^ 1920 Democratic presidential nominee from Ohio and the publisher of the Miami Daily News and Ohio newspapers, stirred speculation about Cox for secretary of war in the Roosevelt cabinet or ambassador to London. Mr. Cox and Roosevelt were nmning mates moth Minstrels. The production, to be given in Memorial hall February 21, is thu annual "program" which honorary members of the music club, all men, agree to give, when they accept membership. Last years minstrei *ow was received so warmly that the group decided to use the same form of entertainment this year. Under present plans, a much more elaborate production is to be shown this vear than Itist, J'alme le Jazz, beaucoup—I like it very much," she said in two, languages. She confessed that she has wanted to sing jazz all her life, but of course Jazz; as heretofore written, has never been suitable for the voice that made the petite French girl a sensation in grand opera. She qualified her Uking. however, to "good Jazz" without explaining Just what it was that distinguished good lazz from bad iass. hi 1920. Parley is preparing a list of names of those who deserve recognition In the new administration. Mr. Roosevelt will have the final say when he returns next week from his fishing and swimming cruise. DUTCH COMMANDER BELIEVED investigation of Recent Mntlny Begun by Batavian Authorities. Batavia. Java, Feb. 11. (AP)— Captain E^boom today was relieved of command of the Dutch cruiser De Zeven Provlncien, stolen last week by a mutinoiis Crew and recaptured only after bombing planes attacked after a long pursuit by the fleet. [ • A naval commission of inquiry has begun an inTestigation. Neunklrchen, Saar. Feb. 11. (AP> Blind to the dangers of tottering walls, rescue workers dug frantically today into the debris of a wide,area in this industrial city, still finding bodies of persons slain and maimed in yesterday's huge gas tank explosion, the cause of which was not immediately determined. At da-wn authorities computed casualties as follows: Dead: known, 61; estimated, 100 to 2O0. Seriously injured: nearly 300. Slightly injured: about 1200. Police, doctors atid nurses, joined by grief stricken relatives, worked feverishly through the . night and fresh crews of relief workers took the places of those too weary to continue today. The disaster was caused by a ter- rifit; explosion of a giant gas tank at {he Ktunklrchen iron works, one of the prides of the rich iron and coal region, now govemeii under a League of Nations trusteeship, and wliich will go to either Germany or France after a plebescite two years hence. Many persons were trapped and killed in a crowded streetcar which was passing the big iron works at the moment of the blast. Then a fire broke out which spread destruction. This was' brought under control early today. The blast was felt throughout the; entire upper Rhine valley from; Cologne to the Swiss border. In many Rhineland cities the people believed an earthquake had shaken the dUtrict. Hardly a pane of glass remained intact in an area ten miles In diameter surrounding the iron works. Three or four smaller blasts followed the first one and then the gas reservoir burst into flames.' Many women and children were among the injiu-cd and every hospital In the city and nearby area was filled to capacity; Comparatively few men were at work at the time of the blast because of renovations being made in the iron works. In the surrounding area, the streets were filled with the debris of homes and shops. New shifts were coming to work and othere were leaving. The streets were crowded with these men, many of whoni'were injured. Three' persons were killed when a ceiling fell in a movie theater. The force of the explosion hiu-led lx)dles across streets. All telephone lines in the vicinity were broken and trains were unable to enter the railroad station because of wreckage on the tracks. The tank which exploded was 270 feet high and 150 feet In diameter. Neiinkirchen has a population of 40.000. INTEREST IN NEW FORD V -8 Many Visitors to Showroom of aic- Carthy Motor Company. A steady stream of visitors \iewed the new Ford V-8 cylinder 112-ihch wheelljase motor cars when they were put on displiiy today at the showrooms of the McCarthy Motor company. Ford dealers in lola. Throughout the day the persons aboiit.the cars showed unusual inf- terest in the new bodies and their ippointments. The new Fords are the most powerful ever built. Fourteen body types are. available, including both standard and deluxe t>-pcs of the roadster, phaeton, coupe, tudor and fordor sedans. The cabriolet and Victoria are exclusive deluxe types.) The new Ford bodies are charr acterized by a new and distinctively modem note, with flowing streamlines. The front and ensemble of sloping Vee radiator, grille, new fenders, newly designed'lamps, horn and bumpers. Is most attractive. The windshield has a 20-degree slope. A wide choice of body colors is available. Colored wheels are optional on the deluxe types. IP -you MISS THE REGISTER CALL 157 OR 620, LEGISUTURilN ARGUMENT OVER HIGHWAY PjtOBE Period to Be Investigated One of Points of Difference GOVERNOR IN FAVOR Landon Does Not Specify However, Which Bill He Approves Topeka, Feb. 11. (AP)r-The end of the fifth week of the biennljil session of the legislature; found the senate and house in shar|i dlsasree- ment "today over the extent of an audit to pe made in connection with a propdsed investlgatloif- of affairs of the state highway department - ahd commission. ; The senate has adopted and the house approved different; resolutions- calling for creation of a: bi-partisan legislative investigatingcommittee, but they -vary on several points, in addition to the period to be covered by the proposed audit. ; Both would give the investigators ppwer to make "a thorough and exhaustive, Impartial and constructive" investigation of the department. The Bradncy resolution adopted by the senate early In the week would provide for an Investigation covering a . six-year period beginning April 1„ 1927, while the Buzlck resolution approved by the house late yesterday would authorize the committee to go back as far as April 1, 1917, when, the department was organized. : Period of Probe a Question. The Bradney resolution.; however, calls for an audit covering affairs of; the past six years, while the Buzick resolution would limit It to the period from March 31, 1931, to December 31, 1932. In Adopting the Bcadney resolution, the senate rejected proposals to liinit the expense of the investigation and audit at $10,000 as provided In the Buzlck resolution. The senate-adopted resolution would place no limit on the expense. Governor Alf M. Landon declined to say which' recolutldn he favors but stated he would sign whatever measure the legislature finally agrees upon if it provided for a 'thorough and searching" investigation of the department. "The Buzlck resolution Ls subject to a final roll call vote which probably will be taken next Monday. Unless there Is a chaifge of sentiment as indicated by the standing vote on which it was recommended for adoption by the house, It will be adopted and sent to .the senate. Many Proposals on' Money. Members of both parties joined in recommending adoption of the resolution after an hour and a half of debate in which they rejected various proposals to limit the expense of the investigation and audit at .figures, all the way from $70 to $50,000. An unsuccessful llglit was led against the resolution by Representative Rcllly (R) of Ijeavenworth county who declared It was a "white washing proposition," that a $10,000 audit wouldn't "do the people of Kansas any good," and, that tho Bradney resolution wou5d give the "desired result's." Denying his jres <?lutlon was designed to "whitewash" anyone, Representative' Buzlck (B),'.of Lincoln, chairman of the waj'Siland means committee, said he dldh'^ believe "the people want a muck-raking In- . vestlgatlon that would do no good." He explained the audit was limited to the 21-month period becauso , one had been made of flie department's affairs up to March 31, 1931. He referred to the audit.made at the direction of Governor Hany H. Woodring after the retired Democratic chief executive vetoed an investigation resolution adopted by the 1931 session of the legislature. McGUGIN INVOLVED Kansas Congressman Receives Part of Indian's Money, Witness Says Los Angeles, Feb.,11 (AP) — An internal revenue agent testified in federal court here that Mrs. Aima Lauria Bamett, wife of Jackson Barnett, wealthy Oklahoma Indian,, showed him a contract under- wlilch she was to give Attorney Harold C. McGugin, of- Coffeyville, now a representative in congress from Kansas, 25 per cent of all she received from Barhett. / The agent. Perry L. Sargent, a witness yesterday in the- government's suit to restore $550,000 which Bamett gave his wife, said a part of the money was used,to purchase the Bariiett 110-acre ranch near Beverly Hills and the couple's pretentious Los Angeles heme. Mrs. Bamett, the agent':said, also showed him receipts for payments of $150,000 to McGugin, a gift bf $20,000 to ihLs wife, Nell Bird McGugin, $35,000 to W. S. Keith, McGugin's law partner, and $15,000 to M. L. Mott, their associate in Bamett litigation. Mrs. Bamctt's lawyer, Thomas P. Cruce, cross examined closely Alvln L. Moorehead of Decatur, til., who testified that w;hen he wa(s a loan broker In Tulsa ho helped the former Mrs. Lowe take the aged Indian to Coffeyville, Kas., where-, she and Bamett were married. Bamett was not In court. Undisturbed by the legal procedure, tho old Indian was at his custoinary post —that of voluntary traffic director , In front othis colonial mansion on ' Rossmore avenue, southern gateway to Hollywood. ; Copper Magnate Dies. NSwYork, Feb. 11. (AP)-John D. Ryan, chairman of Anaconda Copper Mining company, died today of heart disease.

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