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STATE HISTORICAL ••fXlTY COMP.. TOPEKA.KJ lOLA p VOLUME XXXVI. No. 93. Succeuor to The lola Daily Re^ster,' The lola Daily Record, and lola Daily Index. lOLA, KAS., TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 14, 1933. The Weekly Register, Established 1867. The lola Daily Register, Established .1897. SIX PAGES BIDSF0R54 JOB OPENED HERE TODAY KANSAS GITY FIRM GETS GRADING CONTRACT MAY START BY MARCH 1 Work for lola Men to Be Provid 4 U for Period of 0 6 Months Bids fo • the work necessary to hrp\K that part of U. S. 54 ' -from lola west to the Neosho : river up 13 grade were opened : • at the office of the county clerk in Tola this morning and the lowe.s. cAme well within the e.stin^ates of the state highway virtual contracts est bidder! engineers,. • giving {Assurance that the .vill be let lo the low- Official confirmation of the .contracts could not be obti ined pending checking by st ite highway engineers at Chanute today. The lowes bid submit^ for the grading ant earthwork was from the firm of Jlst and Clark of Kan^ sas City with a figure of 117307^9. J. H. LudloTii of Pittsburg submitted the lowest jid on construction of the two bricges necessary, one over Coon creek md the other closer to the river to permit overflow" waters to pass un( er the highway. The figure for he overflow structure _was $13,333.59, ana for the other $2,670.15. A represen ativc of List and. Ckrk said that hi i comiiany Ls prepared to bcgiii wor i as .soon as a work order is receivf d from the state. John drady, divls.on highway engineer, said that th; work order would be given about two weeks after the , contract is let, so that all indications are th it construction will be started abou March Ii , Vie am Decided. Orady als< said that the second route whlcli was suggested for a detour has biin decided on and that work will sti rt on It almost Immediately after he contract Is let. That route will t ike west-bound traffic on 54 (rom Tola to a point about ' one hundrcc feet cast of the lola cemetery, north to the Missouri Pacific rlght -o "-way. west nearly to the river, aid then south to the Neosho river bridge. The engine ;r said that the detour will be built by the state using state employes and state machinery almost entirely - tTnder the perms of the contract, the builders are required to use local latjor wherever possible with' the result that lola Unemployed will benefit If or a peritd of from four to six months because of work offered on the project, according to unofficial information. I i Two Shifts Daily. No, exacti estimates are possible, but it is' knom that the grading contractor wil employ from 15 to 25 lola men in each of the two five- hour shifts thtit will, be used daily on t &at portiojn of tlie work. Since the bridge pro. ects will require more skilled, labor than the grading, no .e.stimate was i val'able today of the number of ur skilled laborers who may .be used on the bridges. All unskilled laboi will be paid at the rate of 35 cent j an hour and skilled labor will rece ve 45 cents. No man will be allowet to work more than 30 hours a wee i, Another set of bids was opened at the same time .those for the U. S. 54 project were Reed and Wheelock of Clay Center were the low bidders on a Job of gtading U. S. 160 5.7 miles west from Pittsburg. Their figure for that]work was $24,431.83. / It was learned later today "that ^ Jhe fipirps .submitted by the contractors for twc U. S. 54 pToiect had been checked and found correct and as a result the state highway ^-omml-ssioiJ will probably award the Gon^racts nit. the next meeting Mondayt <^f Diamond Unit Th't' rrieetlng of tlje farm biireau have been held postppnod, it wi farm'bureau of: wns set for the IVterting Postponed. the Diamond unit which was to tomorrow has been announced at the ice today. No date next meetiiig. WEATHER and ROADS FOR KANSAS: Generally fair ionifht and Wednesday; no decided change in temiieratnre. . Temperature'-|-Highest yesterday, ,46; lowest last night, 18; normal for today, 33; 'defidiency ye.sterday, 1; excess since January 1, 341 degrees; this date last iyear, highest,. 34; lowest, 32. J Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7 a. m.. ioday, .00; total for ,this year to ddte. 1.67; deficiency since January ll .37 Inch. i Relative humidity at. 7 a. m. today, 85 per c«ntl barometer reduced to sea level, 30.i: Inches. Suii rises, 7:13 a. m.; sun sets, 5:59 p. ni. Kansas Weatlirir and Dirt Roads. Eniporis. clout ,y, roads rough. Manhattan, cliudy, roads good. Ottawa, cloudj, roads slipperj'. Coffeyville, light rfiih, roads good Srllna, partly ploudy, ix>ads good. Pittsburg, cloudy, roads fair'; . Wichita, cloudy. Arkansas City! roadf. good. Topeka, cloudy FUND A WEEK OLD BUT BARELY STARTED. A beginning, but nothing more, has been made on the fund which;is intended to bring Mrs. Cecelia Ughtner-and her three children back home from Fralnce where she has foiuid that they are unwanted guests in the home of her sister. It was decided a week ago by the Leslie J. Campbell post of the American Legion that the post would sponsor a fund to be used for this purpose.. So far, but five persons have contributed, according to the records being kept by The Register. ' Mrs. Lightncr can't stay on in Prance indefinitely. She is unhappy because she isn't allowed by the French government to work to provjde support for herself and her children. The children don't like It because they can't speak the language of the other children and because they are not allowed to go to school. It won't take a fortune to bring them beick but it will take more than $5. Now is the time to act. Act! WARD TO TALK IN LAHARPE FRIDAY Public Invited to Hear the Farm Leader Discuss Aid Program A speech which is expected to be of the utmost interest to eveiy fanner in Allen county Is to be given by Cal Ward, state president of the Farmers Union, in LaHarpe Friday at 8 p. m. in the high school auditorium there. The meeting is sponsored by the Allen county Farmers Union but an urgent invitation to.everj- farmer in the county has been extended. Other persons interested in the cooperative pror gram are also invited. Mr. Ward, long a leader in farm organization work in Kansas, has recently returned from Washington where he had the privilege of a 30- minute conference with President­ elect Roosevelt concerning farm problems. ' He also spent some time in conferences with various congressional leaders in the interests of the farmers of this state. He is expected to discuss ut some length his experiences in Washington and to report the efforts not only of the national government but of the state legislature to bring forth measures designed to bring financial relief to the farmers. Whatever he speaks about, it was pointed out, will be of timely and undoubted interest. After Mr. Ward speaks in La­ Harpe, he will go to Anderson county for a Farmers Union meeting which is to be held in Colony Saturday. He is to speak in the afternoon there. It was announced that a short program will be presented in La- Har ]5e before Mr. Ward is introduced. Members of every farm organization in the county,' whether they belong to the Union or not, are urged to attend, and it is believed that many vnXX do so due to the interest which they are taking m the sub- .lects which the state president of the Union is expected to discuss. NORTHRUP ELECTED other Officers Chosen' to Guide lola Community CInb L. O. Northrup was elected president of the lola Community club at the first "regular" meeting of the club held in the Portland hotel last night following the Current Topics club meeting. W. W. Perham' was elected \-lce-president and Angelp Scott secretary-treasurer. Forty men were there and all of them signed the memt>ershlp roster and paid in ^advance their first year's dues, $1. Following jthe election of officers, the meeting was only extended ,to the point of a 15- or 20-minute discussion of varif ous affairs of civic and club Interest. The next meeting of the club will be held the second Monday In March. HEANEY TIIE MAGICIAN HERE Sleiffht-of-IIand Performance lo Be Given in Junior lUgh Thursday. lolans will have an oiTportunity to be "mi-stificd and amazed" with tricks of legerdemain and illusion when Heany the Magician, who says he was an assistant and student of Harrj- Houdlnl, presents his act at the Junior high school auditorium Thursday at 8 p. m. He is brought here by the junior high school authorities and the admission price will be 15. cents for children and students and 25 cents for adults: 'The magician will give a short demonstration in each of the grade school buildings Thursday. A. E. Garrison, principal of tiie junior high, said today that the man is "really good," after having witnessed a few of his feats. At the end of the-Thursday performance, Heaney proml^s to "hypnotize his assistant. Miss Aloive Monare, and cause her to float over the stage and the orchestra pit." Correction. In j-esterday's Register It was-announced that the meeting. to be held for the purpose of organizing a Little Theater club would occur on Februar>" 23. That was an error. The meeting will be hpld In the grUl room ol the Kelley hotel on Thursday. February 16, at 7:30 p. m. All Interested will take special notice. fair. IP YOU MISS THE REGISTER CALL 157 OB 520. HENRY J. ALLEN SPEAKS BEFORE CURRENTTOPICS Ex - Governor Discusses World Politics and Economics GE RMAg Y COMING ON England, Too, He Says, Is At Bottom and Starting March Upward Heni7 J. Allen, former governor and senator, spoke last night before a larger than usual gathering of members of the Current Topics club in the dining room of the Portland hotel. It was his first appearance before the club although invitations had IJeen extended to him from time to time over a period of 16 years, as Charles F. Scott, president of the club, said in his Introduction. Mr. Allen spoke Informally for more than an hour, discussing briefly problems connected with world economics and world politics, and concluding by answering a number of queAlons put to him by members of the audience. He won his audience completely by his ability to Inject elements of humor^arid wit into a dissertation on the most serious subjects facing the world today. Of the former governor's several trips to Europe, one was.taken a little more than a year ago and thq last but a few months ago. Using those |two trips as a basis, he compared conditions as he found them a year ago and oii his last Journey. Three Nations Discussed. Genhany, Italy, and France came in for a large part of his speech. Germany, he said, is in an improved cotiditlon politically and economically over her situation a year ago. of Adolf Hitler to the lip of the nation he re- The advent chancellorshj gards as nmther advantageous nor detrimental is sworn to due to the fact that he luphold the constitution. The return bf the Kaiser he regards as extremely improbable, due to Germany's desire not to arouse the suspicions of the world by such an act. "The establishment of a constitutional monarchy, however, would not be surprising, he said, because the complex political situation due ttf 17 political parties, .makes the present form of government unwieldy. "Germany has reached bottom and Is fighting her way back," he said. "When I was in Italy sometime ago I found especially In Oenon and Naple^ a suppressed imder- current of feeling against Mussolini. Nobody sold anything, because such utterances aren't the most prudent in Italy. But the feeling was there Just the same. "When I was In Italy the last time, however, -whenever the dictator's name Was mentioned, everybody laughed, which is a way they have for expressing approval," Mr. Allen said. In Mnssolinl's Opinion. When he was telling of a meeting he had with the Italian premier, Mr. Allen was asked the question. Does Mussolini speak English?" "He thinks he does," the former senator replied. "Mussolini has a magnetic personality and he makes a favorable Impression whether one believes in Mussolini's Ideas and methods or not. As to the future of Italy, it is to be noted that Mussolini Is now cultivating the crown prince of Italy, evidently preparing him to take over the duties of the dictatorship when he lays the reins down. That is to be said In Mussolini's favor," Mr. Allen' said. Touching on problems in America, Mr. Allen told of the time that Mussolini said that the—best, form of govenunent yet devised Is a democracy such - as we have in America, "If you can afford It." Mr. Allen, taking note of the efforts pending^ in congress on the part of the Democrats to give President-elect Roosevelt more sweeping powers in an effort to secure governmental economies, said "Perhaps we have found out that we can no longer afford a democracy and are turning toward a dictatorship. If that.be so, I don't know but what I am for it." . France StUl Worried. Turning to the French situation, Mr. Allen said that all FTance is laboring under an obsession. "'You mustn't forget, you Americans.' the French say, 'that France has been invaded four times in the last hundred years by Germany. We must be prepared agolnst them,"' Mr. Allen related. "What the French , iorgel," he continued, "Is that the first three times France was invaded was the direct fault of Napoleonic illusions of grandeur, and that the fourth time Germany invaded France, she got licked. But the French never read thqir history that way. "Relative to payments on war debts, the true leadership of France Is not opposed to default. Prance will pay If the United States insists. "When the French chamber of deputies overthrew the Herriot government .by refusing to approve the December 15 payment to the United States, it wasn't a.true picture of French leadership. The Brook- harts of France were in power at that moment. France will pay if we demand it." England Coming Back. England is in somewhat the same position economically that Germany is in the opinion of Mr. Allen. She Is better off how than she has been for some thne, and having gotten her feet firmly Implanted in EoUd earth once more will beat a steady march back to stability and affluence. 0 Mr. Allen told of an audience which King Carol of Roumania (Continue on Page 6, CoL 2) Hoover I?l©aiis for AH In Val^ictory Speech President Asks for Cooperation of the Entire World in Restoring Prosperity llurough Stabilization of Currency in Address Before Clieering Hundreds. New. York, Feb. 14. (AP)—The valedictory of I^sldent Hoover^ administration—a plea for cooperation by the people of the world to restore prosperity—lay'before the nations today. ; Speaking to 150Q part^Jeaders and. adherents at the Lincoln day dinner of the National Republican club^ he called for "bold and courageous action" on a united world front. He urged general restoration of the gold, standard as a step to rescue civilization from a threat of "generations" of depressed standards. "I say with emphasis," he declared, "that I am qot proposing this as a favor to the United States. It Is the need of the (whole world. The United States ii so situated that it can protect its^f better than almost any country o6 earth." A new proposal.to pelp stabilize the currencies of the world came from the president In a speech frequently Interrupted by applause. He suggested that some pt rt of the debt payments due the I nlted States from foreign nations might be set BANK HOLIDAY Governor Probably Averts Chain of Failures by Dramatic Action Detroit. Feb. 14. (AP)—With dramatic suddenness. Governor William A. Comstock early today proclaimed an eight-day banking holiday In Michigan at the conclusion of an all-night conference with bankers from all over the state and with federal and state banking officials. The extraordinary holiday, unprecedented in Michigan, is effective today, to.continue through February 21. As a matter of fact, the banks will not reopen until February 23, since February 22 Is Washington's birthday and a legal holiday. Governor Comstopk's proclamation said Uie holiday was proclaimed "in view of the pcuto financial emergency now existing iri the city of Detroit and throughout the state of Michigan." Governor Comstock explained he was summoned to Detroit from Lansing yesterday afternoon to a conference "precipitated by an un- forseen. and acute situation wlilch has suddenly arisen in the affah-s of one of our leading financial institutions,, the Union Guardian Trust company." He said it was "the consensus after long conference of those present that the difficulties might be ironed out provided time could be had for negotiations." "As matters stood," the governor's statement said, "it would have l>een necessary to close "the doors of the Institution Involved on the morning of Februarj- 14, which would likely bring In Its train disaster to many other of our banking ^Institutions in Michigan. "The crisis was caused by the inability to realize Immediately upon the assets of the Institution to meet threatened withdrawals. For the ^tectlon of smaller depositors in our Institutions and to prevent the withdrawal of large sums from the state of Michigan It was deemed Wise to declare a banking holiday for a period sufficiently long to allow the situation to be cleared up." A supplemental statement from Arthur A. Ballentine, under secretary of the treasury, said that he believed Governor Comstock "acted very wisely." Ballantlne said that he had been In "close contact during some days with pha.ses of the banktag situation existing in this state." He said that "all agencies of the federal government touching the. banking field have been giving closest attention and fullest support to these state problems. The time available proved to be too short for final solutions but further time arid effort should be productive of constructive results. The^govemor's action gives opportunity for this." TRAIN VETERANS IN REUNION Members of Anunnnitlon Unit in War to Meet In Kansas City. Veterans of the World war who served with the 117th Ammunition Train will gather in Kansas City February 20 for a dinner and reunion, according; to Dr. Kent Dudley, lola veterinarian who was a member of the organization. Quite a number of lolans belonged to the train because one unit of it, a supply company, was recruited In lola by Frank L. "rravls, who was later made a colonel in the 117th. As a result. It Is expected that several will attend from this vicinity. The dinner is to.be held in the President hotel at 6 p, m. and reservations should be made by communicating with Dr. Dudley or by writing George Brj-an, 134 West Eighth, Kansas City, Mo., enclosing a check to cover expenses at the rate of $2 per reservation. Oyler Introdnces Bills. Among the bills introduced in the senate late yesterday were two by Senator P. J. Oyler of lola, according to the Associated Press, The first would reduce salaries In office of state board of administration and state business manager 10 to 31 per cent, and the second to reduce artes In the public service commission, aside temporarily to stabilize the currencies of the world. He said: "If some sort of hitemational financial action Is necessary to enable central bonks to cooperate for the purpose of stabilizing currencies, nations should have no hesitation in Joining such an operation, imder proper safeguard. If some part of the debt payhients to us could be set aside temporarily to use for this purpose, we should not hesitate to do so. At the same time the world should endeavor to find a place for silver, at least In enlarged subsidiary cotaage." i Warning that the return of the gold standard! Is Imperative, he said: "If the major nations will, enter the road leading to the eariy re- eistabllshment of the gold standard, then and then only can the abnormal barriers to trade, the quotas, the preferences, the discriminatory agreements and tariffs which' exceed the differences in costs of production between nations be removed, uniform trade privileges among all nations l)e re-established and the threat of economic war averted." Of International debts, he said: "If> we are asked for sacrifices because of hicapacity to pay, we should have tangible compensations in restoration of our proportion of their (foreign nations') agricultural and other Imports." " : A mass ovation from the audience greeted President Hoover wlienH he appeared at the Waldorf-Astoiria for the dinner. Waves of applause and cheering Swept through the standing audience as he stood in front of an American flag in the bright spotlights. The dinner-coated throng frequently interrupted his address to applaud.. Once he declared that the Republican party "will be recalled to power." At another point he departed from his prepared address to declare the re-establi.shment of the gold standard among Important nations "'is' the solution of our, farmers' difficulty." Closely guarded by secret service men and police, the president and his party went back to Washington early today. KIDNAPERS IDENTIFIED Denver Police Chief Says He Knows Who Abducted Wealthy Young Colorado broker Denver. Colo.. Feb. 14. (AP)— Chief of Police Albert T. CInrk said today that "two racketeers who have been in Denver the last year" had been identified os the kidnapers of Charles Boettcher Jr.. wealthy young broker held for $60.(K)0 ransom. The chief .declined to reveal how the identification was made, but It was presumed Mrs. Boettcher, who was with her husband Sunday night when he was bustled into the kidnapers' car had identified the men from rogues gallery photographs. Previously Clark had said, "We'll have the case cleaned up in 48 hours." Clark said he believed a telephone call received last night at the home of Claude Boettcher. Colorado multimillionaire and father jof the missing man. was the first attempt of the kidnapers to communicate with the family. A butler answered the telephone, (31ark said, and a voice asked if it was the Boettcher home, answered in the affirmative, the butler was jtold to "hold the wire." Five minutes later the butler said he heard the click of the receiver as the line was disconnected. i Mrs. "Millson McCormick, mother of Boettcher. who has been visiting her sister. Mrs. Harry Haley In Kansas City, arrived today and was taken immediately to the Claude K. Boettcher home. Mrs. McCormick was notified of the kidnaping of her son by Mrs. Boettcher who in a short telephone conversation said she Intended complying with the kidnapers' demands. Chief Clark said he had been hi- formed by Chicagopolice that Louis (Diamond Jack) Alterie, former Chicago gangster, who was at first sought for questioning in connec? tion with the kidnaping, is living in Santa Fe, N. M., under an assumed name. Clark said yesterday he had abandoned the search for Alterie. PIONEER SETTLER IS DEAD. J. B. Johnson a Resident of Allen County for 63 Years i J. B. Johnson, a resident of Allen county since 1870, died at his home southeast Of Humboldt yesterday. He was 77 j'ears old; The Rev. G. R. LawelUn of Colunvr bus will conduct the funeral which is to t>e held at the Johnson home Thursday at 2:30 p. m. Burial Is to be made at the Mt. Hope cemetery In Humboldt. Mr. Johnson was well known oven the county, especially by the older residents. He was bom In Bledsoe county, Tenn.; and came to Allen county when he was still ia boy. He lived near lola for a niunber of years and then moved to the vicinity; of Humboldt. In his immediate family he leaves his widow, two daughters, and five sons. Miss Myrtle and Miss.Lillian Johnson live at home, and the sons are: Frank Johnson, El Dorado;. BUI Johnson, Denver; F. E. Johnson, of Camden, N. J.; F. F. Johnson of Kansas City; J. L. Johnson, Humboldt. ' LAST COUNT IN HOSPITAL i BLOND PUGILIST DIES AS A RESULT OF RING BLOW TAKE'KNOCKOUT FATAL Boos of Critics Silenced By Tragic Sequel to Camera Punch New York, Feb. 14. (AP)—Dr. , Charles W. iJorris, chief medical examiner of the city, today said that the death of Ernie Schaaf resulted from natural causes and not from any Injury received in Schaaf 's b8ut with Primo Carnera last Friday night. Dr. Norris, who performed an autopsy op the body, said the exact nature of the substance that was pressing on the young boxer's brain was to be determined by a microscopic examination later today. TWO BILLS APPROVED Gigantic Measures Voted by Senate Banking Committee for Aid By Edward J. OTHell. (Asscociated Press Spons Writer.) New York, Feb. 14. (AP)—Blonde Ernie Schaaf, the boy 20,000 howling fight fans called a fakir, died early today In Polyclinic hospital from the effects of the beating Primo Camera gave him In the Madison Square Garden prize ring last Friday night. He died in the hour before dawn, at 4:26 a. m., wlt'hout regaining consciousness, after an opefration on his brain yesterday to remove a bloodlclot, deep in the motor area. Thus with tragedy such as New York boxing has not known since a Sunday morning in 1924 when little Franlde Jerome died as a result of the beating he took from Bud Taylor, did the two-fisted youngster who always wanted to be a priest, an.swer with his life the critics who thought he "laid down" to Camera so that his' part-nianager. Champion Jack Sharkey, could have an outstanding title challenger in June. For several hours lost night It seemed thot the desperate operation performed by Dr. Byron Stookey yesterday, when relief from an in- tra-cranlal hemorrhage became imperative, would save Schaaf'a life. At midnight his condition was excellent, though he bad not regained consciousness. Worse Suddenly. But about 3 a. m. his condition took a sudden change for the worse. Hastily his mother, Mrs. Lucy Schaaf; & sister, Mrs. May Daley; his heart-broken manager, • Johnny Buckley; and a nearby parish priest were called to the bedside In Polyclinic hospital. As his life ebbed away they prayed. A house physician felt for the slowing pulse. A candle in one of Schaaf's hands bumed low. As the doctor flnaUy shook his head and loosed the other hand, wrapped in rosary beads, Mrs. Schaaf kissed her son's linger. "He's gone," she whispered. "My darling boy." As soon as word reached police headquarters that Schaaf had died, detectives were sent to Camera's hotel to bring the ItaUan goUath in for questioning and probable charges of homicide. Although members of the homicide squad previously had exonerated all concerned of criminal negligence, a new investi^ gatlon was ordered immediately. Best Medical Aidl Schaaf died only after a terrific fight In which eminent brain specialists were enrolledi The blonde tar was knocked unconscious by a left Jab to the face Ui the thiri;eenth rovind of a I5-round match Friday night. He was carried:from the Garden, still unconscious after desperate efforts were made to revive him In the ring, and taken across the street to the Polyclinic hospital; He lay there in a semi-coma Saturday, when paralysia developed in his left side. After the diagnosis ol Intra­ cranial hemorrhage, caused by the bursting of a blood-vessel within the brain, the pressure within his skull became so great that immediate operative Interventlon-^as decided upon yesterday. For three hours Dr. Stookey, assisted by three other surgeons probed Schaaf's brain until they found the odema, or heavy clot, that had caused his collapse and paralysis. "He must have been knocked out on his feet," Dr. Stookey said. "The damage coulO' not have resulted from anything but this match. The next 48 hours will tell the story." A little more than 12 hours actually told the story for Schaaf, one of the most likeable dt all younger ring men. He had but one lucid moment be- (Contlnned on Page 6, CoL 6) Washington, Feb. 14 (AP)—Two gigantic relief bills—one for -destitute unemployed, and the other for mortgage burdened farmers and the small urban home owners—were ap- provedUoday by the senate banking committee. The committee recommended senate approval at this session of the Wagner unemployment relief bill, providing an additional 200 million dollars for direct relief loans ito the stales and legislation to"spe|d up construction loans from the reconstruction corporation's. 1,500 dollar fund. It also recommended Hhe Hull- WnJcott bill to create a SOOimiUion dollar fund under the reconstruction corporation for a two-year moratorium on foreclosures of farmland small urban mortgages. The latter bill also carried a 100 million dollar provision for loans to Joint stock land j banks to "enable them to assist farmers. The bill was recommended as an emergency relief; measure. The committee voted i unanimously to proceed Immediately with the fram- (>lng of permanent mortgage relief legislation and to ask the senate for permission to sit between this session ending March 4 and the extra session in the spring to complete the work. I ' The Wagner bill, coming to. the senate with strong Demotratic support, will be offered as a substitute for the LaFoUette-Costigan bill already pending to provide 500 million dollars for direct relief grants to states. CHARLES E. FRANCE IS DE.\D Son of Air. and Mrs. O. E. France Former Resident of lola Speaker'Veraon Back-Topeka. Feb. 14. (AP)—Speaker Vernon reported for duty today In the house after a 13-day siege with stnus troubl?. Mr. and Mrs. O. E." France received word yesterday of the death of their son Charles Edward France, In Femley, Nev., yesterday, due, they were Informed, to blood poisoning. He would have been 46 years old next Monday. Mr. France lived here for alMUt twenty years previous to moving to Nevada about seven years ago. When he was here he was employed at Fryer's grocery store. He leaves his widow and six children, his parents. Miss Golda France, a sister of Tola, and two other sis^^ tens, one of whom lives In Texas and the other in Califcumla. LANDON GIVEN HIGHWAY BILL May Name Director but Probe Problem Still Hangs Fire Topeka, Feb.'14. (AP)—The house passed today,' 83 to. 30. the bill to give Governor Alf M. Landon control of the state highway department by enabling him to dictate the appointment of, a director in succession to buy T. Helvorlng, Democratic state chairman, wljo has announced he would resign from the dlrector.ship next April 1, when tcrni.s of three of the six Democrats now constituting the highway commission will expire. Tlie bill, .passed earlier by the .senate, now got.'i to .Qqvcrnor Landon. Signing of the measure by the chief executive is a foregone con? elusion. Meanwhile, the senate federal and state affairs committee rciwrted adversely, the Buzick highway department Investigation resolution, adopted by the house yesterday. Indications were that an effort would be made to obtain house approval of the Bradhey investigation resolution, adopted by the senate earlier in the session. Both resolutions call for creation of a bipar-j tisan legislative investigation committee, but differ in the' scope, of the proposed Investigation and audit, and how much money should be spent for them. At his press conference. Govemor Landon indicated he would make no effort to supplant Helvering as director prior to April 1. He pointed out the Democratic state chali-- man had announced he would resign from the directorship on that date. Approximately al score of Democrats joined with the Republican majority in voting for the highway director bill, several of tliem saying in ..explanation of their votes that they beliieved the: Landon administration should be held responsible for the state's largest department. Minority floor leader Nevins, however, opposed the bill as a "matter of principle." The bill gives the governor the right to dictate to the commission who it shall appoint as director. It also gives the director the right, to cast the deciding vote in the event of a tie vote on matters, coming before the commission, and reduces his salary from $5,000 t)o $3,750 u year. Governor Landon Is exjjected to appoint three Republicans as mem- l)ers of the commission next April 1, thus giving each party three conmiissioners with the Republicans in control by virtue of the director being able lo vote if they deadlock. WITHDRAWAL IMMINENT Japanese Delegate Wires Tokyo for Final lastructlons In. Policy At Geneva Geneva, Feb. 14. (AP)—Japanese official quarters said today that their chief delegate at the League of Nations, Yoisuke Matsuoka, had telegraphed to Tokyo for final Instructions regarding withdrawal from the league and it was believed certain that the reply would be "Withdraw." The contemplated withdrawal, according to a Japanese spokesman, would be announced publicly in a plenary session of the league assembly immediately after the assembly adopts a report concerning the Manchurian situation which has been drawn up by a subcommittee. ADVISORY BOARD OFFERED ASi AID TO D.S. RECOVERY Finance Committee Hears Plans of Paul Block to End Depression FOR A BOND ISSUE Nation Justified rn Increasing Debt to Return Prosperity Washington, Feb. 14. ,i(AP)—A coalition cabinet, or if partj- politics prevent, an active advisorj-: board of half a dozen leading citizens to conifer with the president andihls cabinet to devise helpful econofliic measures was suggested to the senate finance committee today, -Iv Paul Block, New York publisher. In its resumption of the; economic sun-ey begun yesterday, the committee also heard from Block proposals for a balanced budget, a cut in veterans compensation, the flotation of bonds to provide public works employment, retention of the gold standard, farm mortgage read- Ijustments, tariff changes to meet- Jth 'e changed currencies of,-other nations and repeal of the eighteenth amendment. ; • Balancing the budget byreduclnsi expenditures, including salary reductions for all federal, employes from; the president do^-n was advocated by Dr. Herman D. Arcndtz, a Boston economist. Block told the committee one vital factor to be considered was settlement of the foreign debts question. •Scheme to Settle Eicbls. "Perhaps, as has been Suggested,"' he said, "these debts should tie reduced a certain percentage for eacli million dollars spent with us by the debtor nations. Possibly a further jiercentage of- discount sliould be given for each million dollars of armament reduction made by the debtor country. "Wo should seek aKrccincnts-with, foreign nations • w hlch aJrc now off the sTOld standard to ,return to it so that nil of us would be on a more nearly equal basis in international trade. "The repeal : of the ' eighteenth amendment should l3c hurried l>n- caiiBo of the larRc excise tax thl.s would bring to our tronsury, Which would permit us lo reduce many of' our present day taxes;.: includhig, perhaps, the mainifacturcrs* sales tax If adopted. It is not necessary to add how much the repeal of this amendment would also mean to the morale of our entire citizenship. "I would suggest a conlition cabinet, but I fear tliat our two-party political .system is in tlie way of this, and more is the pity. Help Congress "I'oo, "Perhaps an active advisory board having certain defined power could be appointed by the president to include a half-dozen of aur leading citizens, no rtattcr what their political affiliations may he, but whose names would bring confidence to oiir people and who would confer with the president and the cabinet, a.s:well as with the chainhen of various conunlttecs in congress, to devise ways and means to obtain mea.sures which would be helpful to all the country." ' ; To finance the public 'works program. Block suggested !a:t)ond Issue to be sold as were Liberty bonds. These he said, "would help to stop the agitation for inflation of the currency, which Is too dangerous "to be attempted." _, . "We are, I believe, justified in increasing our national debt to help regain prosperity for our people," he said, "I have no doubt there are some reductions that should 1^ made in our tariff schedules, but 'I am very much opposed to changes being considered except with nations which are definitely on a'gold basis. In fact, I consider it necessary to rai.<ic tariffs against the products of countries which use depreciated currencies. i . Reduce Workinc! Time. "A way sliould be found to reduc? the. nuipber of working • days and working hours. . . "A plan must, of course bo found lo help the farmers; but I do not believe In a dole systeni for them or for anyone. "Moratoriums for farm mortgages, it seem.s to me, are es.sentlal. "I believe also that tnc -creditoi-s of farmers should adjust their claims on a basis more in keeping with the p.i'escni, value of farm land.s. I believe it will be necessary to fix lower Interest rates on fami mortgages, and the .same consideration .should be given to; small Liome owners everywhere. "As to prices of agricuittu^l products.,if a legal way could be found to limit the production. of wheat and cotton and to place a minimu:/! price on them that coufd be successfully worked out, without federal subsidy, and without too great cost for administration,; this may be the "method to pursu^.'' DEATH OF A FORMER lOLAN Ottawa Man Into Court. Kansai^'City, Kas., Feb. 14. (AP)— I. A. Green of Ottawa, Kas., went lo trial today in Wyandotte district court on a charge of fourth degree manslaughter. The charge resulted from a motor bar accident near Vic- torv- Junction August 8. 1931, In which Mrs. Ruth Laverie of Leavenworth, Kas., was killed. Newton S. .Graham Connected with The Record in lola Years Ago. Word was received here yesterday of the death last week bf Newton S. Graham, a former 'resident of lola. In Tulsa last week due to spinal meningitis. Mr. Graham was the: sbn of Mr. and Mrs. Newton R. Graliam, former residents of lola, and was for a time connected with The Record, a newspaper published in - lola quite , a few years ago. He was.a nephew of R. B. Stevenson,

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