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STATE HISTORICAL ••eXlTY C'OMP. TOPEKA.Kd REGISTER VOLUME XXXVI. No. 92; SucccBsor to The Jola Daily Register, The loin Daily Record, and lola Daily Isdex. lOLA, KAS., MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 13; 1933. The Weekly Register, EstahUshed 1867. The lola Daily Register,! Established 1897. SIX PAGE3 BIDS0NU.S.54 TO BE OPENED HERE TUESDAY Hijfhway to Be BrouRfht to Grade Between lola And Neosho River MAY START BY MAR. 1 If Bid Is Accepted, Work Must Bejrin Within Ten Days from Order Bids will be received tomorrow at] 9 a. m. for the construction of U. S. 54 boiwocn lola and the Neosho rlvrr. The bld.s will be opened by stale highway department officials in. the office of County Clerk Ralph Klarton. If the lowest responsible bid is within the estimate of the state en- ^ftlnecr, it is probable that actual /'work on the project will begin before the fir.st oi March. The contractor must begin work within tien days of the time his work order is received from the state and he may begin immediately thereafter. There is no reason to believe that the state will not send out its work order almost immediately after a iiiitisfactory bid has been received ahd properly checked., It Ls still uncertain what detour route will be selected by the state engineers. The first rpute under i consideration wa.s to go north on State street to Martin, west on Martin, then northwest;to a crossing of the Santa Fe 'tracks just south of the Missouri Pacific tracks. The route would then follow the south'edge of the Missouri Pacific right-of-way to the river. A later route to be considered would not leave the present U. S. 54 af^State street but would continue on. cro.sslng the Santa Pe at the reeular West street crO,ssing. to a ^ point approximately 100 feet east (if the east boundary of the ceme- tory. At Ihfit point, it would turn noHh. cro.s.'^lnK ,Coon creek over a tcmiionuy bridce and continuing north .lust east of the cemetery to the . Mi.s.sourl. Pacific right-of-way where it would'turn west and follow the route prevlou.sly.outlined to the river. Present Indicatlon-s arc tliat this latter route will be pre- feiTpd. to the other, eliminating the necessity of watchmen at the detour Santa Fe crassing. It cannot yet be predicted how many bids will be offered or who the likely bidders will be since plans and specifications are available both liere and in Topeka. It is expected that bids will range in the neighborhood of $40,000. BRIDGE FEATURE WEEKLY IN THE REGISTER. Register readers suffering from bridgeomania may find some relief by turning to page 2 of this issue and cogitating over the first "Hand of the Week" printed there. Similar problem contract hands will be printed on Monday of each week for an indefinite time In the future. Any Register subscriber can comix-'le for the prize money mentioned there. It should be understood, however, that the entire $25 in prize money Is not alloted to lola contestants alone. Newspaper readers in several other towns are aLso. competing on the same "Hand of the Week." Grace Carver Ransom will choose among all of them in deciding who thg. ten v^lnning contestants are each week. The best answer from lola, however, will be designated by Miss Ran- .som each week and announced in The Register whether that answer wins any of the prize money or not. Thai correct solution to each liand Will be printed in The Register two weeks" after the hand Is printed. Those interested in puzzling them out. whether they compete for the prizes or not, should write out and preserve their _ solutions so that they may be compared with Miss Ransom's when they are printed. The feature is made passible through the cooperation of the merchants whose advertisements surround the "Hand of the week." In each of these advertisements is a tip on the best' play of the hand. HOTEL SCENE OF TWO MEETINGS Community Club and Current Topics to Meet At Portland FARMERS FORM A HOLIDAY UNIT IN ALLEN COUNTY Orjiranization Agreed to at Meeting Here in Memorial Hall SUTHERLAND NAMED lola Fanner Made Chairman and B. N. Baker Vice-Chairman Tlie first meeting o^ the new lola Community club will be held at approximately 8 o'clock tonight at the Portland hotel following the meeting of the Current Topics club. At. this meeting the membership roll will bo fomcd and officers lor the coming year elected. Any one who lives In lola or lola's trade territory Is privileged to become a member by attending the meeting tonight and agreeing to pay the membership dues of $1 a year. Three officers will be elected: a president, a vice-president, and a secretary-treasurer. No nominating committee has been appointed. Nominations will be made from the floor Tjy any member who wishes to make ithem and vote will be by written ; ballot in cases where more than . lone nomination is made.. The new naroia Flnley Takes Fir,t in Typin. l^^-^.^^.^i^I '^^%^t^'!L°L'J'J .f'''- lOLA STUDENT WINS Contest at High School Winners in the tj-plng and short- Ii .nnd contests field'under the aus- nicos Of the lola high school commercial department Saturday nibni- •in?- were annotmced today as: Tj-plncr II.—Harold Flnley. lola fir.st; Doris Clark. La Ha rpe. second; Vivian Burtiss. Humboldt, third; Barbara Seay. lola. foiu-th; Matilda M.->.rtiri, Humboldt, fifth. • Typing I.—^Marjorie Stearns HumbdJdt. first: Leota Culb.^rtgon. I^aHarpe. second: Fern Russell. Humboldt, Miirjorie Wilkerson. Humboldt, and Nola Moss. LaKarpe,: third fourth and fifth respectively. In shorthand, each schoor entered a iteani of three. Marjorle Casper ofJHumboldt was first. Rachel Riui- dall of lola second, Margaret Reno of Humboldt, third, and Louise Odor lola, fourth. Sttidents from Moran. Humboldt, LaHsirpc and lola c(>mpeted. and the awards were presented by F. F. PeltrlcH of the lola high school. ing as soon as they are elected. The piuTJose of the lola Com- l^munity club is "to promote and advance the civic and business interests of the community of lola." Sponsors of the movement have felt that the time was particularly appropriate for vigorous activity on the part of such an organization and they urge a full attendance at the meeting tonight. The speaker at the Ciirrent Top- 1 ics meeting which wIU' precede the ' lola Community club meeting will be Henry J. Allen, former governor of Kansas. He will begin his address at approximately 6:45 and any who cannot come for the dinner but who wish to hear the address are invited to come at that time. Women will be welcome. Death of Mrs. Cory. .Word was received here today of the death Thursday of Mrs. Jenny Cory, mother of Carl Cory, lola'taxi operator. In Prankford, Ohio. Her «on was ot her bedside when the end enmo, hovlng gone to his mother's • home sovemV days aRo. The funeral wajj held ycsierdny. WEATHER and ROADS FAR KANSAS: Mostly cloudy with snow tdnlRht and probably in northeast poHion Tuesday morning: colder in east and south portions tonight. For lola and Vicinity: Cloudy to- ni?ht and Tuesday with snow and colder tpnifht. . .Weather outlook for the week be• ginning. Monday for the Northern —and Central Great Plains: Precipitation period at the beginning of the week and again by the middle .or close; temperatures below normal for the most part. "Temperature— Highest yesterday, 41: lowest last .night. 30; normal for today, 32; e.xcess yesterday. 4; excess since Januari,' 1. 342 degrees; this date last'vear. highest, 38; lowest. 24. ,. , . . • Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at,7 a. m. today. ,00; total for this year to date. 1.67; deficiency .«!lnce January 1. .31 inch. - Relative humidity at 7 a. ni. today, ,81. per cent: barometer reduced to sea level, 29.82 inches. Sun rises, 7:15 a. m.: sun sets, i 5:58 p. m. . i ! Weather and Dirt Roads. ! Ark.'City, clear, roads good. ' Wichita, foggy, roads fair. pitisburg. cloudy, roads fair. Topeka. cloudy, roads rough, frozen. Salina,, cloudy, roads good. Fmporla, eloudy, roads rough. Manhattan, cloudy, roads fair. Ottawa, cloudy, roads frozen. Coffeyville, cloudy, roads good. FUNERAL OF GEORGE SLACK lolan Bom Near Piqua and Spent .\I1 of Life in This Vicinity Funeral services for 'George Slack' were held in the Presbyterian church yesterday, conducted by the Rev. R. D. Snuffer, and attended by many friends and relatives. His death occurred Friday. • Mr. Slack was born on a farm north of Plqua July 30, 1887. one of five sons of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore M. Slack. He was married In 1909 to MUs Mary Ethel Smith and they became the parents of tlirec children. EVclyn, Robert and George Jr. Mr. Slack lived all his life In the vicinity of lola. Immediate relatives surviving him besides his family include his mother, a sister, Mrs. Mary' Draper of Neosho Falls, and four brothers, Elmer. John. Charles, and Arthur. INSUR .4NCE MEETING IN lOLA District Gathering of Farmers Alliance Agents Held Here District representatives of the Farmers Alliance insm-ance company of McPherson were in lola Saturday attending a district sales conference under the direction of A. C. Hale, sales manager of McPherson. About twenty-seven representatives were here for a program which included a noon limcheon at the Portland hotel. V. C. Archer and company are the representatives in lola. P. V. BOUGHNER SUCCOIBS Son-in-Law of Mr. and Mrs, R. L. Thompson Die^ in Okahoma. P. V. Boughner, iiusband of the former Miss Blanche Thompson, who ,is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Thompson Sr., died in Oida- homa City yesterday according to Word received here by relatives. He was 48 years old. The funeral is to be held in: Neo-. desha Wednesday at 2:30 p. m;, and members of Mrs. Boughner's family in lola are planning on attending. An Allen county unit of the National Parmer's Holiday association was formed at a meeting of fanners held In Memot^al hall Saturday afternoon. Ollie Sutherland was elected county chairman, B. N. Baker, vice-chairman, and L. R. Snodgi'ass secretary-treasurer. y The decision to form a local organization came at a meeting which was to have been addressed by Milo Reno, national president of the holiday association. Ilhiess, however, prevented his appearance at the last minute according to a telegram received here from him in Des Moines. In hLs stead, Lon Wright, a-Woodson county farmer who Is Interested in the movement, gave the principal speech of the afternoon, explaining the purposes of the organization, and advocating such an organization for Allen county. The major purpose, he explained, is to secure the cooperation of all the far^ners in the country in withholding their produce from the markets until the demand increases enough to warrant a price which is equal to ] cost of production plus a fair profit. About 300 There. An estimated 300 farmers attended the meeting which was opened by Mr. Sutherland acting as temporary chali-man. He Introduced the Rev. J. Lee Releford. state representative, who made the first speech. Mr. Releford spoke at some length on the work of the legLslature so far this .session and gave it as his opinion that the entire body Is sincerely Intent on action which will help In some measure at least In solving the farm problem In Kansas. Hd said that he would support any such legislation which comes up for a vote. While Mr. Releford was speaking, petitions were circulated for signatures of voters asking him and F; J. Oyler. state senator from this district, to support a mortgage moratorium. The petition asked for -a two-year suspension of payments of both principal and interest on all mortgages, both rural and urban. Mr. Oyler, who had been invited to attend, sent word that his duties in Topeka were of such a nature as to prevent his appearance in lola. The exact number of names secured on the petition could not be learned, but it was apparent that virtually every person to whom it was given signed his name. Up to the Farmer. Mr. Wright launched into a discussion of the problems of the farmer in his speech, the final one of the afternoon. He deplored present conditions and asserted that although various plans are before congress little or no action can be expected from that source in the very near future. "Nobody is going to help the farmer but the farmer." he said, "and the way for the farmer to help himself is to organize." At the close of his speech it was unanimously decided to form an Allen county association and the elec-- tion of officers, imanimous in each case, followed. Just before the close Of the meeting it was voted to hold another meeting the following Saturday beginning at 1 p. m., in Memorial hall. Mr. Sutherland said today that efforts would be made to have Mr. Reno here to address that meeting, at which it Is especially desired that every township be represented. A committee to take the two petitions to the capltol tomorrow was selected Saturday. It consists of Mr. Sutherland. Mr. Baker, Mr. Wright, Mr. Snodgrass, and Mr. Knox. Mrs. Roosevelt Planning On DrivingToCapltal \ • ' " "•' '' "' " " Wife of President-elect to Make Journey to Washing: on For Inauguration in Order to Be Alone For a While lind Because She is Fond of Driving Her Own Car New York, Feb. 13 (AP)—Accompanied by her two dogs, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt plans on March 3 to drive her own car, a roadster, to Washington where the next day she will i)egin her career in the White House. "Someone will have to take the dogs and the car to Washington," she said today, "and I shall enjoy doing It myself. 1 love to drive." "Of course I suppose my real reason is that I want to get away for a few hours. "Those fh^t few weeks in Washington are going to be strenuous. I shall have to make quite a few readjustments in my way of living and doing things. It isn't always going to be easy. "With that in prospect. I shall need.to get away for a little while— to be quiet and think things over. "I haveil't made up my mind when THOMAS VEZIE DIES Mcmbfr of Pioneer Family of Car- lylr SuccumbH In LaCygnc Thomas M. Vezle. brother of the Rev. N. L. Vezle and Mrs. Lydla Davis, of lola, died at his home in La- Cygne Sunday evening, after a long illness, in the seventy-seventh year of his age. Mr. Vezle wa:s born September 6. 1855. in Sibley. Mo., and was a member of the Zadoc Vezle family, of Carlyle. one Of the well known pioneer families of that neighborhood, where his boyhood and youth were spent. Reaching manhood he was married to Miss Mary Smith, and five children were bom to them. Some thirty years.ago he removed with his family to a farm near La- Cyghe where he spent the remainder of his active life, an industrious and successful farmer, a thoroughly honest man. highly esteemed by all who knew him. Mr. Vezle is survived by his wife, a son Roy, and two daughters, Mrs. Robert Christian, of Wichita, and Mrs. Robert Brainerd, of" Carlyle. one brother, the Rev. N. L. Vezle. of lola, and three sisters, Mrs. Lydla Davis. lola, and Mrs. Anna Graft . and Mrs. Hope Ross, Of Colorado Springs. One son died several years ago and a daughter died in infancy. The funeral will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow at LaCygne. Technocracy Lecture Friday. George M. Whiteside, of 'Whitewater, Kas., is to make a speech on the subject, "Technocracy; Is America at the part of the ways" in city hall Friday at 7:30 p. m., it was announced today. The public is invited. ; , ARMY AND NAVY MOST BE SAVED Senator Warns Against 5 Per Cent Cut in Defense Expenses Washington, Feb. 13. (AP)—Senator Robinson (R., Ind.) told the senate today that requiring the navy to cut its expendltiu^s 5 per cent under appropriations as proposed in the pending economy program would "make It absolutely impossible" for the United States,to defend itself in case of war. He referred to the amendment of Senator Bratton (D., N. M.), In economy legislation noW; In conference between senate and house, which requires that all deipartmental executives hold their expenditures to 5 per cent less than the money given them by congress. Chairman Vinson of the house naval committee, told reporters hie also would oppose this Intended reduction In army and navy funds. Such a cut. he conteiided, along with the amendment preventing It from being applied to reduction In salaries, ineans that the United States "will be reduced to. a thlKl rate naval power and the amy will drop into a still lower, class." To the senate, Robhison read the assdrtion by Secretary Adams that th^ reduction would result, in decommissioning 33 ships, discharging 14.500 men and make the na'vy only 56 per cent as efficient as the Japanese fleet. "The senate must never .hive apprehended Just how far tlms cut would take us," the Indiana senator said. ,1 |- ' "The situation {in the world Is chaotic, particularjiy In the jOrlent. "One never knows what the next day will bring forth. We hkve an empire In the Padific to safeguard. "At a time like this, to emasculate the navy seems to me utterly unthinkable. This, i^ economy gone mad. "We do not desire war with any other country but'we have been engaged in six major conflicts., Unless human natm-e chaniges, we may be engaged in six more in the next 100 years whether we like It or not." Robinson quoted war department officials as saying the cut woiild seriously endanger the national defense. ^ He said General Douglas' Mac- Arthiu-; chief of staff.tfelt the national defense "already is below the danger line" and the cut may force the army on "depression rations." " Vinson revealed to those in touch with him that he had discussed naval plans with president-elect Roosevelt, and said he' felt sure serious consideration to ;the future of the navy would be jglven by Mr. Roosevelt within the- next few months. Vinson said that "by 1936, if we do not' have replacements of our present fleet, our whole navy will be obsolescent." "When the new congress meets," he odded,"I am going to propose a ten-year naval progra^ for replacement purposes, calling for an outlay of 56 million dollars annually. That Ls cheap Insurance fora country like ours." . I shall start, but probably very early in the morning of March |3. I Hkc to drive early In the morning. I have to be In Washlngtori by lunch time and It's a seven-hour drive, BO, you see, I'll have to start fairly early. But I think that's what I will do." ' • ^ I , > Mrs. Roosevelt's compations on iier trip-will be "Meggle," her Scottish terrier, and "Major" a f ollcei dog presented to the family by a troop of state police while the future president was governor of New York. "Major can ride in the rumble, and. Meggle on the seat be ;ide me." their mistress said. Except for week-ends at Hyde Park the wife of the president-elect has had little time to herself these last few months. From now on her days will be even more crowded, if anything, although there will not be io many public activities. She is continuing her regular routine, however—handling her mdll, teaching, seeing dozens of callers—and, in adlition, is at work on a| book which musti be finished before she leaves f )r Washington. She hasn't a free evening between now and the inaiiguratlon. "I'm making, only one mote speech of any consequence at all," she said. "That will be in Ithaca o i Thursday, on the program of fjirm and home week atj Cornell university. I expect that wlUbe the ; last real speech I'll make for somejt.me." Once diu'ing the three w seks that are left before inauguration, she is going to get away. She Is going up to Groton school, in Mass£ chusetts, this next week-end to see.Franklin Jr., and John.^ : "I shall do nothing up there," she said, "and I .shall see no one—except the boys." DICTATORSHIPS WITH THE DEPR ;pME ESSION e Koosc- Efforls of Democrats' to Glv|c veil Unuaual Powers'Nothing Compared to European Actions ROOSEVELT AIDE GIVES HIS PLAN FOR RECOVERY Bernard Baruch First to Testify Before Senate Committee AGAINST INFLATION Endow- Roosevelt for re- SCOTT WILL SPEAK TOMORROW Publisher Recovered After Illness Sufficiently to FlU Engagement. Charles F. Scott, publisher of The Register, said definitely today that he will be able to appear as the main - speaker at the Lincoln day dinner sponsored by the Young Republicans club of Allen coimty In the Baptist temple tomorrow at 6:30 p. m. Mr. Scott had been confined to his<.home for several days last week by sickness but said today he had recovered sufficiently to feel able to go through with the engagement. • • ; Wayne Archer, president of the club, said today that the program will be of limited diu^tion so that persons who have other engagements later in the evening need feel no hesitancy in going to the banquet. - Those who want to secure tickets for the meal which will be served in the temple should .communicate with Archer before noon tomorrow. They sell for 25 centFeach. NcTj,' York, Feb. 13.; fAP ment of President-elect with extraordinary ix)wehs organization as contemjblEited by some Democratic leaders ^-ojuld be a mild Innovation indeed toj al numb^r of nations whose constitutional gov- ermnents have! emerged ynder economic pressure as dictatorships. Even in this country, w tn Speaker Garner urging the mlinj dionysius upon his chief.' others who would go furthe man Thomas believes the cc on the yerge of real dictatorship; Alfred E. Smith thinks sorie form of dictatorial power to cary on public v,'ork !5 would be worth \ -hi'e. tie 01 a there are ir.'. Nor- luntry is partly \ eclipse Tlic depression. is at leasj responsible for the partial of Athenian Democracy. Iron men have risen in many places to fight the economic crisis single-handed. The modem dictators also are apostles of vigorous nationalism. Germany's Adolf Hitler rode to power on a platform of Nationalist promises. Italy's Mussolini thlnlcs first of his own pcopje and their interests. Hungary now has its "Mussolini" in Premier Julius Goemboes; Mustapha Kemal Pasha is banishing .everj- trace of Greek and Ara'oic influence from Turkey: Poland's Marshal Pilsudski is a • constiiutlonal dictator and the essence of them ail is 'BtaUn, Even England, priding Itself on a government responsive lo the will of the people, got around what appeared to be an inevitable series of elections by setting up a "National" cabinet combining the strongest features of all the parties. In France those two political rivals, Tardieu and Herriot. have put out feelers testing the ixjssibillty of joining fprces against the numerically powerful Socialists, and what both conceive to be the menace of Fascism. GUILD ON THURSDAY Llitle Theater Meetlnir Called for Kelley Hotel This Week For several weeks those interested in organizing a "Little Theater club" have been trying to hold a meeting. They have announced it at various times, only to find that something else was scheduled for that evening and therefore it must be postponed. At last it seems that the coast is clear for this coming Thursday eve^ ning, February 23, and the meeting accordingly will be held in the Kelley grill room at 7:30 on that evening. All interested in the organization of a "Little Theater club" are Invited to attend at that time and place. MARY E. SHEPLEY IS DEAD Former Resident of lola Succumbs in San Diego, Calif., Home. Examinations on Febmaty 16. The annual examinations which milk and cream iesters must pass is to be held in the court house February 16 according to word received today by County Cleiic Ralph Elarton. Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Shepley, .whose death occmred in San Diego, Calif., February 4, were held in the Waugh funeral home yesterday at 3 p. m., conducted by Dr. G. W. Shad wick. Burial was made in the lola cemetery. Mrs. Shepley was the mother of Cecil Shepley of lola, and had (lived here for a number of, years until she moved to California in -1912. 'When she was living here she was affiliated witli the Baptist church. She was 80 years old. IP YOU MISS THE REGISTER CALL 157 OR 520. N^w Plans for Farm Relief Included in His Long Statement Washington, Feb. 13. (AP)—A broad, far-reaching program for world economic recovery, based on balanced budgets and sotmd money, was laid before the | senate finance committee today by Bernard M. Baruch, former chairman of the war industries board. Baruch, a close advisor of President Hoover and President-elect Roosevelt; was the first witness as the committee opened Its investigation of the nation's economic ills in the hope of finding a road to recovery, i The gray haired financier read a long prepared statement to the committee opposing all forms of inflation, insisting that soimd money was' the basis of any road to recovery, and outlining new plans for farm relief. Other suggestions advanced by the New Yorker were: An international agreement on silver. Revision of the Versailles treaty to "remove the age old causes for world conflict," and thus speed disarmament. Decrease the Output. Increase the profits of farm crops by decreasing output. Aids to rapid liquidation of debts. Encouriagement of rapid consumption of commodity surpluses and control of productive capacity. Baruch listed four causes of the depression: . • Inflation due to the war; debts and tuxes, national sclf-contaln- ment; excess productive capacity. Ho summarized his program for national and world recovery thus: "First and foremost, adequate provision against human suffering; second, put federal credit beyond' doubt; third, aids to rapid liquidation of debt; fourth, plans to encourage rapid consumption of commodity surpluses and to control productive capacity; fifth, determiiia- tion of policy on world economics, disarmament and debt.'"- , The financier, opposed cancellation of war debts. i For Immediate Repeal. ! He urged a "beer tax" and immediate repeal of the eighteenth amendment. He outlined a five-point program for; the nation's fiscal policy, as fol-. lows: "Eight himdred million dollars of actual and certain saving; 150 million dollars of new revenue from beer; all emergency appropriations to be covered by new revenue sufficient for sinlclng fimd and interest thereon; abandonment of the present treasury method of financing the deficit; restriction of government aid to debtors to immediate revision of the bankruptcy act and to a contingent liability on a guarantee of interest on scaled down debts to be applied only on prudent risks." Dealing at length, with the farm problem, Baruch presented two plans. . ; First, he proposed a farm mortgage plan, suggesting a corporation to issue 3 per cent tax-exempt, 30- year bonds with interest unconditionally guaranteed by the government. The bonds would be exchanged for existing farm mortgages or for th^ title of foreclosed farms, but not t6 exceed 60 per cent of.par of such mortgages. Revise Mortgages. The mortgages would be "revi.scd on the basis of 3Vi per cent interest on a scaled down principal," the effect being to write' down the principal of existing mortgages by one- half and the Interest rate by two- thirds. Baruch's second projxjsal for fam relief was to have a governmental agency rent land from farmers to be taken out. of production. This, he said, was an "exact reversal" of the principle now proposed for bounties on production. Baruch looked forward to the coming world economic conference and disarmament conference with some hope. "Out of the depths of thlS; gloom." he said, "the hope of humanity is being beckoned by two great councils of the coming year on world economics and disarmament." Asserting that the world's hope is to revive cominerce and give men a, chance to earn their daily bread, Baruch said commerce is languishing because "you cant buy goods with chaff." LINCOLN A CHRIS^riAN IF NO CHURCH MEMBER. Sprhigfield, 111., Feb. 13. (AP) —Lincoln was a ChrLstian In works if not entirely in faith, the Rev. Joseph Fort jNewton of Philadelphia told the^ Abraham Lincoln association today at Its annual observance. "It Is almost Impertinent to ask the old question so much debated; 'Was Lincoln a Christian?'" Dr. Newton sild. "The answer depends on what we mean by being a Chiflstlan. If by Christian we mean one who holds to certain dogmas about Christ—the manner bf His advent, the nature of His person, the works Ho wrought-j-then Lincoln was not a Christian, he did not reject the creed of the church; he ignored it'. "To Carpenter, the artist who painted his portrait In the Dhlte House, he said: 'I have never Joined any church; [but when any church will inscribe over its altar, as Its sole qualification for membership, the words of the savlom-: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God.wlljh all they heart, and ;with all thjy soul and thy neighbor as thpelf,' that church will I join whii all my heart and with all my : oul.' "No skeptic ever sat in the White House. The men .who have led our republic thiis far down the ways of time have been men of faith in JGod, faith in humanity and faith in the most deeply religious In cast of . Tnlnd, if not in their influence on their couritry and their age." CONCILIATION AT AN END IN dRIENT DEATH TAKES INFANT GIRL Small Daughter of Channte Couple Dies at Home of Grandmother Death claimed the small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence J. Johnson, ot Chanute, at the home of the little glrPs grandmother, Mrs. Emma Saimders, 515 North Sycamore, last night after a short illness. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 10:30 a. m. in Mrs. Saimders' home after which burial is to be made in', the lola cemetery. The name of the minister who is to officiate was not'annoimced. Emma Darlene Johnsoii was bom in lola, and was but three months old'when she died. Her parents and a brother, Clarence Jr.. who is not quite 2 years old, survive. Stand or Fall on Present Policy in Manijihukuo Is Tokyo Verdict Tokyo, Feb. 13. (AP)-The cabinet approved aind the emperor sanctioned today a message to-the League of Nations declarlrg Japan is adamant concerning maintaining the Independence of the Japanese- sponsored state of Manchuquo. The message was speeded tele- graplcally to (Geneva In reply to a League of Natiorf's inquiry as to Japan's views on discontinuing the present Manchuquo regime In Manchuria. ! ' It was taken for granted in all official quarters that the reply means the end of conciliation in the Man- chm-ian dispute and brings Japan on the verge of withdrawal or excommunication from the league. In view of the recommendations now drafted by a league subconimit- tee, calling for a commission of powers, including the United-States arid Russia, to ' direct negotiations be- tw'een China-and Japan, a foreign office spokesman said he believed Japan's withdrawal from the league was a foregone ; conclusion. Stock Drop Harfi. A heavy slump in the Tokyo stock exchange resulted today from the league crisis, leading shares falling 8 to 15 ipoints. \ Japanese officials have held all along that the natm-e of the league's recommendations would decide whether Japan; would remain In the league. Now that these recom- mendatioruj have been drawn up. it was stated that Japari would refuse (Continued on^ Page 6, Col. 2.) KIDNAPERS HOLD SCION OF A RICH DENVER PIONEER Charles Boettcher Victim Of Men Asking for $60,000 Ransom A FRIEND OF LINDY Famous Flier Guest of Boettcher when Last In Colorado f Denver, Feb. 13. . (AP)—A search for Louis (Diamond Jack) Alterle, former Chicago gangster; and two unidentified men whd were seen with him less than two weeks ago was launched toA day by Chief of Police A. T, Clark who said he wanted to qiiestlon them in connectlort with the abduction of Charles . Boettcher n, wealthy Denvei investment broker. Alterie, who police said was a former lieutenant of the late Dion O'Bannion, slain Chicago gangster, was compelled to leave Colorado February 1 after he was convicted In Glenwood Springs, Colo., on' a charge of assault to murder. He was given his choice of leaving the state by February 1 or sejrving a prison sentence. : WET THREAT IN KANSAS Plans Laid to Introduce Repeal Measures In Legisla:ture This Week Topeka, Feb. 13. (AP)—Plans for introduction in the Kansas legislature of two "wet" measures, one proposing repeal of the state's 52- year-old constitutional ban on manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquor, were announced today. F. E. Parks, superintendent of the Antl-Prohlbltlon Society of Kan- EPK, said the measures would be introduced tomorrow by Senator Charies Miller (D) of Tonganoxle, and Rep. Thomas Huycs (D) of .Ellis county. Parks snid SeiuUor M.lllcr would offer a resolution proposiiii} submission of a proposition calling for i-c- peal of thprprohlbltlon amendment and subsillutlou of a new one pro- vldlns for stale regulation of the liquor traffic with provision there shnil be no saloon*. , • The bill to be Inlrddiiced by Representative Hayes. Parks said, would proride that hereafter all Kansas laws relating to the manufacture, transportation, distribution or possession of Intoxicating liquor and definition thereof, shall conform with provisions of the Volstead act or subsequent amendments thereto. "Wc will demand committee hearing."; on the measures." Parks said. "Several prominent citizens of Kansas will appear before the committees in support of these measures "If we fail it will be for only one reason, and that is becauSe congress hasn't enacted the beer bill. "If the bills don't go; through the legislature, we are going to organize every county in the state and two yeai-s froni now put on a complete ticket of "wet chndldates in both parties in the field." A Chance for Apples. Farmers The Register has talked with seem to agree there Is little hope for a peach crop this year in this locality, although most of them seem to think there is a chance that apples may have pulled through. Fined for Shoplifting. A SIO fine for sh(^liftlng was Imposed on J. C. Strock today in police court upon his plea of guilty to having taken merchandise from the Kress store. Saturday. . Denver, CJolo.. Feb. 13. (AP)—A scion of a wealthy, pioneer Colorcido family. Charles Boettcher, II, today was held by kidnapers for a purpoj-t- cd $00,000 ransom. Two masked men, accosting the 31-yoar-old heirl to a fortune ahd his wife at the garage as they Returned from a "party at midnight, herded them into an upstairs room of their home, remained sevefal minutes, handed the wife a ransom note and departed with Boettcher In a motorcar. The note, tyjxjwritten on a piece of white paper, read In part: i "Don't notify the police. Tcfll cnando Boettcher he better get $6<},000 ransom. Ho tetter do business.- Follow Instructions. Notify ti» through rt per.soh.^l nd In the ncvU- p.iperti. Say 'Ready to come honfe, Alabel.whcn you're ready.' 'Doii't toiwt the^ Lindbergh baby woujd still be nllve If the ransom had be^n paid." , ; Mrs. .Boettcher told police t^e men appeared out of the darknejis as Boettcher alighted from the ca;r. "Come hero, Charlie—and stick up j-our hands," one of the men orderj-^ cd. "Po whah youie r tol4 aw evcijthlng will be all right." Thought To Be a Holdup. Mrs. Boettcher, Who had remained In the car, said she sensed the .•situation nnd told her husband: "This is a holdup, don't resist." •' The kidnapers were startled when an automobile came around a coi"- ner and its lights reflected in the driveway. ' "Put your hands down imtil that car gets by," one of-the men ordered Boettcher, w^ho complied.' ; The car was believed to have been that of .an unidentified man who notified a domestic in a home nejd; door that a kidnaping or robbery was taking place in the Boettcher driveway. Detectives and police who swarrti- ed to the home and then started. a search for Boettcher, a friend bf Col. Chirles A. Lindbergh announced they 'were ^Id a watchman on" the grounds had been informed 6f the kidnaping shortly after it happened but' that after an investigation he-decided nothing was amiss. Police said the watchman, who they identified . only as Stephens, received his information from "a cook in a neighboring home, who related to detectives she and a man friend were stopped by a motorist who said he feared a robbery or; a kidnaping waa'taking place. Kidnapers Both Armed. Investigators said the men, both armed, said to Mrs. Boettcher when she was handed the ransom demand: "Give thi.s to Claude and don't read It. . He'll know what to do. "Claude" Is Boi-tlcher's father, Claude K. Boettcher. Mrs. Boettcher, jwllce suld, rushed Into the hou.se and read the note. Its entire conUints were not revealed and ix)llce declined to say whether a medium of i)ayment was dii-ected. ; The victim's father, Claude K. Boettcher, offered a reward of $5,000 for the safe retiirn of his son. ' Police announced a description bf one of the men was obtained from Mrs. Boettcher. She said the man was apparently an American, about 42 years old and about five feet, seven inches tall. He weighed between 150 and 160 povmds. He was stout, of a sandy complexion and was smooth shaven. Mrs. Boettcter said she noticed his peculiar round eyes. The man wore ^ sand-colored tweed overcoat and a cap. Both men wore handkerchief masks. ': • Another Arrested. It was pointed out by friends of the family that on Saturday night, at approximately the same hotir. Paul G. Taylor was arrested when fotind on the roof of the A. E. Humphrej-s home, just outside the \iindow of a room in which slept the oil magnate's small daughter. Mrs. A. E. Humphreys Jr., is an aunt of the kidnaping victim. Taylor convinced police he had been drinking and was released. i' Mrs. Boettcher^^'ho friends sdid Is about to become aT mother for a second time, was guarded at the hcmn by police who refused to allow anyone to see her. The Boettchers have one child, Anna Lou, 5 years old. Boettcher, an. a\-latlon enthusiast, was host to (3olonel Lindbergh on his last visit to Denver. He is a (Continued on Page 5, CoL 7.},

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