Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on February 15, 1933 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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r L VOLUME XXXVL No. 94. Successor^ to The IOIB Doil; Begister. The . lola Daily Record, and loU Daily Index. scon PREDICTS 6.0. P. VICTORY IN'36 ELECTION Publisher Speaks at Banquet Commemorating Lincoln Anniversary PRAISE TO FOUNDER ; Lincoln Foremost Advocate of Principles of , The Party ^ Charles p. Scott, publisher of The Register and long a leader In Re, publican politics In Kansas, spoke at a Lincoln day Ijjinquet sponsor• <Hi by the Allen county Young Republicans club In the Baptist temple : ^ last night, congratulating the club for the part it played In the last - election and predicting that it will play even a greater part In restoring the I party to power In 1934 and 1936. In his first ixijitical speech in lola since, returning from Washington last fall where he was a publicity director for the Republican na- r. tional committee, Mr. Scott cited ^^ »the. history of the Republican party • sfhcc its inception in the time of Abraham Lincoln, and on the assumption that history atwajTi repeats Itself predicted that "we are ". coming back in 1936." r The .Speaker paid tribute to Lincoln as the founder of the Republican party. "No one man is entirely ~ responsible for the birth or the par- iy," he said, "but by-the common j consent' of historians of that epoch, Abraham Lincoln stands forward as j the supreme champion of the ideas I and principles of the Republican . i _party. jThe nation owes an irreparable debt to hint" Never Forced to Retreat. . r Mr. Scott went on to trace some. - of; the issues that have arisen during the last 72 yeai-s and asserted that the party "has survived because of Its tremendous appeal to . the intelligence of the nation. "It has never had to retreat from ri. any «tand it has ever taxen." he ' declared. "Not a single Issue has ' ever been abandoned because it was unsound. Many of the issues which _ have faced the countrj- smce 1860 " have been, dropped because the Rc- I publican party has written them " .. Into statute, but not a one has been •forgotten.' - -"How vastly different it has been with the party of the opposition! ! In ^1860 the Democrats believed that a man Jiad the tight to take his slaves with him into any state no i matter what' that state's law& on slavery might have been. The Re' •• publicans, however, Insisted, that - ; those laws be upheld and the Demo- cratfi finally had to withdraw. i'Thc .Democratic party believed In • secession. They had to abandon that issue. ! : Wrong on Fiat Money. , "During the Civil war and bc- , : cause ^of that war the federal government was forced to issue flat - currency. The Democrats opposed it [vigorously. Then, aftqr the war •• was over and it was imperative that i the United States return to, the gold V ; standard and stabilized i cuirency, • " the Democrats then fought the re:. I turn as they had fought 6n theop- i posite side during the ^ai: But they; lost.v J Coming' dowTi to the present, the ^speaker referred to the jlatest development along these lines in con: gress. "The Democrats promised in their ; 1932 platform a reduction of 25 per cent In governmental appropriations. • So. far, in a Democratic house, appropriations passed have not only failed to be reduced, but - have actually Increased. The -Democratic leadership is In despair, j ^ ' mtck Passing Now. !•• ' "So, in order to keep their prom- I Ise, those leaders are now trying i,,to pass the responslbilily to the I president-elect by giving him on:- ij. of the house's most cherished pre- l'foflmtlves—the constitutional right I to have all money bills originate in I the house. They have admitted 1 their Inability to reduce approprla- I tlons by the usual means, and are i ready to empower Mr. Roosevelt as I jio other president. has ever ijeen ' empowered. I i'Let them do it. After they have ' tried Jor a whUe they will discovc;- I that %'a all the Republicans can do _ to ruti the country/ let alone our I friends of the opposition." At the beginning of the program, ( Wayne Archer, president of the club ; and acting toastmaster. introduced f Miss Rose Prantz, who played a violin solo, and Walter Pees, Republican county chairman. Mr. Fees spoke briefIjr; ' ROBBERS WATCH AS VICTIM WRITHES IN FLAMES Tucumcari, N. M.,Peb. Is (AP) Two robbers sat on the desolate prairie early today and j jeered while their penniless, victim, Lee Marshall, 50-year-old homesteader, sizzled in flames after they had chained him, threw gasoline on him and set liftn afire. i After Marshall was |Bumed from head to foot and his screams werfr silenced; the men apparently believed him! dead and loosened his bonds. They left and Marshall staggered three miles througji zero weather to neighbors. He was brought to a Tucumcari hospital.' Physicians said he probably would die. Marshall said the men ^ccost- cd him as he stepped from his homestead dugout, 20 miles east of Logan. They beat him and set him afire, he said, j when Uiey found he had no money. The entire courttrysldi near Logan was aroused and oi-ganlz- ed a posse to hunt for tlie men who were believed to haye fled cast toward the Texas line. DETOUR FOR ^4 BEGUN ALREADY Bridge Over Coon Creek Near Butcher Bam Under Construction Men are already at work on the detour which is to carry traflic around the mile stretch jweat of lola on U. S. 54 while that road Is being brought up to grade. | Bids for the work on 54 were submitted yesterday and approved, and the contracts ': are expected to be let next week. State engineers are in charge of the detour construction, a!nd state highway employes . ai-e doing the work lor the most part. A dozen men were Hard at work this afternoon digging out frozen ealrth from the banks of Coon creek just north of the j. C. Butcher barn in order to ^provide supports for the temporary bridge which must be erected. The detour, it was announced yesterday by Carl V. Rice, division highway commissioner who was present in loia for the opening of the Bids, will leave U. S. 54 at a point about a hundred feet east of the lola cemetery, proceed nortli to the Missouri Pacific righ|;-of-way. then west along the railroad to a IMlnt just cast of the city water works properlj^ where it will turn south agam to meet the llilghway. This route will eliminate a temporary crossing of the. Santa Fe railroad, which would liave been necessary under another propos(}d detour route. Present plans call for a temporary; bridge over Coon creek north of the' Butcher barn and which Is; no'wi under construction. A temporary roadway will be graded up oveij the rest of the route and a surface of river gravel applied, making the detour negotiable even in wet weather. It could not be learned definitely today whether another bridge will have to be built on the east-west stretch of the detour where! a trestle carries the railroad tracks or not. County Engineer A. W. Young gave it as his; opinion, however,] that instead of going to the adifid expense of building such a bridge, j one or more corrugated iron pipes: will be laid in the low places and ihe roadway graded up at; those points over the pipes. The latter method would be satisfactory, he said; barring an unusual overflow of the Neosho river or unexpectedly heavjy rains. The low place crossed by Ithe railroad by trestle 'is uS;Ually, dry, he said. - . CHANCE FOR GIRLS Iligrh School Studente May Win .Scholarships for Meat Essays WEATHlER and ROADS - FOB KANSAS—Fair tonight and Thursday; risinjr («inperatnre. Midweek Forecast tor Kansas— Generally fair for the next several days with temperature mostly belou hbrmal. tromperature—Highest yesterday 28. lowest last night 12; normal for today 33; deficiency yesterday 13; excess since January Ist, 328 degrees; this date last year—highest 40; lowest 32. - Precipitation for the 24' hour.s ending at 7 a. m. today, .00; total for this, year to date, 1.67; defi- oiencyl since January 1st .43 Uiches. - Relative humidity at 7 a. in. today 92 per cent; barometer reduced to sea level, 3039 inches. Kansas. Weather and Dirt Roads. Einporia, clear, roads fair. Ooffeyville, Ottawa, clear, roads rough. • ^ Manhattan, clear, roads good. : Pittsburg, clear, roads good. • Arkansas City, Wkihlta, clear, i^ads good. Topeka; dear, roads good, -galina, clear, roads gocxL FARM AID BILL REWEDOUT BY COMMITTEE Favorable Action Given To Allotment Bill by Sbnate Group I GREATLY SIMPLIFIED All but Two Commodities Stricken from Measure House Passed Washington. Feb. 15. (AP)—The domestic allotment farm relief plan was favorably reported to the' senate today by its agriculture committee after more than a month of hearings and discussion. As reported the bill contained major alterations from the fQ.rm in which it passed the house. It was confined to wheat and cotton while provisions. for acreage control and for deflnUig pre-war parity, between agricultural and commercial commodities ! were stricken out. The committee approved the revised bill by a vote of 11 to 4. The ccjmmittee eliminated five of the seven commodities contained in the bill passed by the house. These are hogsj tobacco, rice; peanuts, and dairy products. Vigorous objection to the eliminations has been expressed by leading farm organization figiu«s who objected particularly to confining jbhe bill to wheat and cotton and to eliminating provisions tor controlling production. No Chance Now. Most senators said privately the bill had no chance for enactment this session as a Hoover veto is considered virtually certain and the measure Is regarded as too controversial to be decided in''the short time remaining. It provides in general for a processing tax on the miller., of wheat and the spiimer or other purchasers of cotton. Out of this monpy the farmer w'ould be paid an amount sufficient to bring the price he receives up to the 1909-1914 average price of ,the commodity. This benefit would bo paid only on the amount of his production, which goes into domestic consumption. During the hearings representatives of the cotton manufacturers and flour millers said such a tax would i greatly raise the price of Dread and clieap clothing, thus decreasing consumption. Supporters of the bill • replied that the measure proposed to do no more than give the;, farmer the equivalent of tariff protection afforded! commercial Industry. The I changes recommended by Chairman McNary and approver! were offered by him In the Interest he said of "simplification" and "pre.cticablUty." ' Down to Six Pages. As It came frpm the house the bill covered 28 pages. It no-*- has been reduced to about half a dozen. ,Thd acreage control features stricken out have been 'described by farm organization leaders as the heart of the bill. They contended that to Increase tlie price without requiring decreased production would but. aggravate the surplus' problem. To receive the "adjustment" r»vy ment under the house bill a farm- eir would, have had to reduce his acreage 20 per cent:below the "previous year^ I • The. provisions have been attacked on ithe ground they would require a large federal poUce force to check up on acreage cuts. McNary said he had recommended that the acreage control section be eliminated because of the difficulty of enforcing acreage . reductions. - - , The action was taken in executive ses-sion and McNary declined to say how individual senators voted. * rft I0LA;KAS ., WEDNESPAjy EVENING, FEBRUARY 15,1931, The WeeKly Regi»ter, Estnblialied 1807. The lola Daily Repater, EstablUhed 1897. FOUR PAGES Singing Jdfetess Camp ;^ ' in Seattle Court House Two Thousand Men, W(^ineiu and Children Demand $13.50 Worth of Groceries Per Family Per Week, Work at [ $4.50 Per D^y, or Gasoline and Cash. Seattle, Feb. 15. (AP)—Twq thoU' sand singing, jesttag unemp: men, womdn and childrei sleeping quarters for the nljht In the county-city buUdlng and vowed they would I not leave xmtil King county commissioners met thleir relief demand^. | The group "camped" following a series of demonstrations In which the unemployed asked'for: Groceries I per family per week worth $13.60. Three days work weekly at $4.50 per day. • , | Or—5000 gallons of gasoline and $40 cash pe^ family for a "pilgrimage" to Olympla, where th6 state legislature is In session. Their demands refused by commissioners and the county welfare WIFEjFAILSTi) NAME KIDNAPER Mrs. Bo(jttcher Not [positive Suspect Is One Who Took Heir Denver, bolo., Feb. 15. (AP)— Mrs. Anna iLou Boettcher was im- able^to ideintify positively Jw. M. (Red) Mitchell as one of tl>e kidnapers of her husband, (pharles Boettcher it, when she saw him in the police station today. Chief of |Pollce A. T. Clark said Mrs. Boettcher picked Mltche|l from a group of five men that paraded before her and said: "This man resembles the kidnaper." I Clark said Mrs. Boettcher v?as unable positively to identify Mitchell as the man who thrust a nc^te demanding $60,000 mto her ha^d last Sunday night. The chief claimed he had several other clues whjlch he considered ks "hot" as the Mltchdl- arrest. ; | Positive he was following the right lead Chief Clark said Mrs. Boettcher had previously picked Mitchell's photograph out of 20 as resembling the maawho handed her the ransom note. i Mitchell, the chief said, was seen by a patrolman In a parked automobile i^ear a chill parlor Sunday night where the Boettchers i had a light midnight supper before they returned to their home. Two other men, Clark said, were In tihe car with Mitchell. The patrolman, the chief said, saw the larger, Boettcher, sedan make a U turn at an intersection near the chili parlor and drive oil toward the Boettcher home., A few minutes later, the chief sa'ld> the patrolman reported he saw Mitchell's car. Mitchell's car was without lights. 'Mitchell formerly operated a,garage In which Boettcher kept his cai;, Clark said. Mitchell, who authorities said had been suspected- of being connected with iCansas City alcohol runners, resides two blocks from th6 palatial Boettcher home. When Mitchell 'was arrested he was wearing a dark overcoat and a hat but invariably, Clark said, wears a light overcoat and a cap. He also has the 'pop" eyes of the ktad Mrs. Boettcher described as being possessed by one of the kidnapers. boardi the demonstrators suddenly decided to remahi hi the official office buildtag. They called for reinforcements, and other imemployed swarmed in. . They sang, played pinochle, slept, made speeches—but they stayed. A squad of police was placed on guard, but the demonstrators remataed peaceable and organized their own police force to maintain order. The building resounded ; w 11 h speeches and snores of the unemployed. Mothers with children In their arms slumbered In chairs of the commissioners, and the official gavel was used as a baton while musically inclined demonstrators led their comrades in a species of community singing. Demonstrators sent out committees for food, which was donated by restaurants. Commissioners and other officials argued and protested they could not meet the demands of the demonstrators. Commissioners offered to turn over 575 acres of county lands for farm use as the first step in a general relief plan, but finally they went home and left the building to the unemployed. .King county has been supplying food to the unemployed ' through public commissaries, .but the latest plan advocated issuance of warrants redeemable at grocery stores. High school girls [of tola, and throughowt Kansas are given the ,opportunityf to win a university scholarship. Miss Louisa Moyer teacher of home, economics in the senior high school has just received an announcement of the 1933 national meat story contest; in which the scholarships, together with other prizes, are offered to jstudents writing the best, essays. This contest is six)nsored :by the | National Live Stock and Meat board, which works with the United States department of agriculture and leading colleges and universities, In furthering resear<* and education on the subject of live stock and ineai. The contest, the tenth, annual event of this kind, is said to be atr tracting wide attention throughout the state on the part of plrls who are studying meat in their school work. Hundreds already have enrolled. These students are seeking information on the relation of] meat to health, the value of meat; in the low cost diet, the seleqtion and preparation of meat, as well as facts about the Industry from a| national and; world viewpoint. It Is stated that more than 1(X),000 home' economics students have participated in this contest since its Inception. The contest closes March 15 and will be judged by nationa^y known home economics authorities. Last year the chah-man of the judging committee was Miss Franejes Swain, president of the American Home Economics association. • i For purposes of competition, the United States is divided into districts, Kansas being in tie. central district. Wiimers in each district are awarded university sdiolarshlps and otheir prizes. Last yeix a Kan- .sas girl, Miss Mary March|;of Buck- lln was one of the winners in the central district. ! FEWEB JUDICIAL DISTRICTS BUI Proposed in Topeka Would join Allen with Five Others; A bill proposing reapportionment of the judicial districts of the state and eliminating 17 Judgeships was introduced In the senate today by the judicial apportionment committee, according to an Associated Press dispatch from Topeka. Under the bill Allen county, Lhin, Miami, Anderson, and Bourbon would be Incorporated mto a new sixth district. Chairman Bender (R) of Holton estimated the saving under the bill, which would reduce the number of districts in Kansas from 39 to 26, would result hi saving $125,000 annually. JOIN CLUB AT DRUG STORES Opportonify Offered But No Drive Being Made by Business Men. Arrangements have been made whereby the four drug stores In lola u1ll act as registration representatives for the secretary of the lola Community club. Those who wish to join the club and were not able to be present at the last meeting may sign a membership roster and leave ^ their, dollar at any of the drug stores imless it is more convenient for them to see the secretary, A. C. Scott, at The Riegister office. There will be no membership "drive." REPEAL COMING UP Senate Votes to Consider Blaine itesolntion 58 to 23. W&shriigton. Feb. 15 (AP) — The senate ^oday voted to take up for consideration the Blaine resolution to repeal the eighteenth amendment. ' iThe 58 to 23 vote, more than two- thirds majority, which brought up rfepfeal for consideration, was the closest approach to a real .test of senate wet and dry strength this session, although it was not regarded as an indication of the prospective vote on the submission resolu- .tton itself.' I ! Some senators opposed considering It at this thne In the belief emergency relief measures were in danger of failure at this congress because of a pirolonged prohibition debate.! A number of. this group are known to be willing to submit repeal. Two-thirds majority wilL be necessary to submit the resolution to the states for ratification and whether this margin can be mustered is problematical, depending largely on form of the resolution <when reaches a final vote. Twenty-nine Democrats, 28 Republicans and one Farmer-Labor voted to take the repeal res&lutlon up for consideration, with 13 Republicans and 10 Democrats voting against. Senators Capper and McGlU of Kansas voted against it. Old Indian Fighter Dies. Clay Center, Kas., Feb. 15. (AP)— Capt. Luther Barker, who i>artlci- pated In campaigns against the plains Indians, died at his home here today after several weeks of illness. He waS for many years national commmander of the Indian War Veterans' association. w. H. MCDONALD IS DEAD Retired Farmer a Resident of Allen County Since 1902. W. H. McDonald, a reth^d farmer, died\ at his home in LaHarpe yesterday at 7 p. m. He was 73 years old, and had lived In Allen county since 1902. Funeral services will be held, tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. In,the McDonald home. Burial is to be made in the LaHarpe cemetery.' Mrs. McDonald, two sons, and two daughters survive In the Immediate family. The children are: H- Ii. McDonald, Kansas City, Kas.; Wesley McDonald, Frontenac; Mrs. H. B. Denton, LaBDarpe; and Mrs. Stella (TrosIIte, Kansas City, Kas. REGULAR DIVIDEND OF A. T.T. ORDERED PAID Disbursement of More Than 40 Mil- Uon to 700,000 Stockholders to Be Made Despite Losses RAILROAD ILLS FAULT OF OWN MANAGEMENTS Committee Formerly Presided Over by Coolidge Reports FOR CONSOLIDATION Wasteful Competition a Cause of Woes; Barge Lines Must Go OFFER. OF FREE RAZORS GOES UNHEEDED. New York. Feb. .15. (AP)—The American Telephone and Telegraph company today ordered distribution of its regular quarterly dividend of $2.25 a share, calling for a, total disbursement of more than 40 million dollars to some 700,000 stockholders. Thus, this largest corporation in 'the world, owned by the largest number of stockholders, kept intact its regular annual dividend rate of , which has been in effect sinqe, 1821. Although the $9 rate was not fully earned in 1932, continuance of the regular distribution had been foreshadowed by the remarks of Wallter S. Glfford, president, in his annual report last week. "For many years," he said, "an Important consideration back of the financial policy of the company has been the fact that regular dividends, representing, as they do, a return on actual cash Invested, are vital to the day-to-day living of trie vast majority of Its hundreds of thousands of stockholders, more, than half of whom are women. No stockholder owns as much as 1 per cent of the stock outstanding, the average holding per stockholder be- hig 27 shares." The dividend is payable April 15 to stock of record March 14. Charles Francis Adams, who retires as secretary of the navy next month, was elected a director to- fill a vacancy, at today's meeting. Secretary Adams had been a director, before taking the navy portfoUo. The net income of the telephone- system in 1932 as reported last week,was $45,695,000 short of dividends paid, and there was in addition a net loss by the Western Electric company, a subsidiary, of $12,600,000, so the amoimt which the system charged to surplus was approximately $58,300,000. Treating the telephone system as a whole, th^ 1&32 earnings on the parent Compiny stock amounted to $5.96 a share, but since subsidiary dividends to the parent company were partly from surplus, the income which the parent company received totaled $7.82 per share, which compared with $9.05 in 1931. The system's cash assets. Including funds temporarily Invested In government obligations, totaled 204 million dollars on December 31. Total assets of the system amounted to $4,901,576,000. ' ARMS EMBARGO 0. K. House Committee Limits Powers to American Shipments, However. Washkigton, Feb. 15. (AP)—The house foreign affairs committee today approved the Hoover arms embargo proposal, with an amendment limiting it to the Americas. The proposal, advocated by President Hoover, would authorize • the chief executive to, Imj^ose embargos on shipments of arms ^nd munitions to North and South American cotm- tries which there were hostilities. ' It Is being blocked In the senate by Senator Bingham (R. Conn.) The embargo is opposed by arms and mimltions and aircraft manu- factiirers and. Is supported by the state, department and peace organizations. Chairman McReynolds said he hoped to bring up the resolution for action at this session. President Hoover had requested that the authority be given the executive tO' impose embargoes on arms and I munitions shipments to all countries but Representative Fish, (R.,; N. Y.), proposed the amendment limiting it to North and. South American countries. This was adopted by an 11 to 6 vote. 4 Democrats to Meet Tonight. The Allen county Democratic central committee will meet In the office of Paul Klein at eight o'clock tonight, A. H. Hecox, secretary of the committee; announced today. He did not disclose the nature of the business which Is to be considered. New York, Feb. 15. (AP)—Railroad managements f6und today that much of the responsibility for the financial plight of America's 20- blUlon dollar rail system had been placed squarely on their own doorsteps by the report of the national transportation committee. This non-partisan committee, which conducted a sweeping.investi­ gation of, the transportation problem | at the behest of savings banks, insurance companies and other large investors, urged drastic measures toward consolidation, eliminating wasteful competition. ] "It has been Estimated on goo4 authority," sold the. report, "that several hundred million dollars, or enough to pay Interest on a large part of the outstanding railroad bonds, can be saved." , The committee found some justice In railroad's complaint that they hayebeen hamstrung by inept regulation, 1iut reported a "tendency to ovef-emphaslze this argument." Declaring regulation has "left something to .be desired, the report added: I Act on Own Initiative. '"The railroads should do much that they have not done to improve their condition without any government help at all. They should be promptly freed of all unnecessarj' restrictions on the doing of it. "±t has been estimated that less than a 20 per cent increase In traffic jwould put most of them on an earnings basis. In view of the nar- rpvmess of this margin of loss, and the j very great savings possible in railroad -operation, .we regard the outlook as far from hopeless." •With the perfection of regulation, and the appearance of competing forms of transport, the- committee held the government should abandon Its. old policy of fostering artificial competition among the railroads. No Monopoly Fear Now. F]urthermore, the committee" said Bo\'ernment assumption of "all or part of jthe costs of Inefficient competing transport as a defense ag^st mohopoly Is no longer warronted and should be abandoned." It called attention to an average expenditure of about 100 million dollars annually on I inland waterways, In the past few years, and found '"no commensurate economic benefits." "The report, Issued last night, was signed by Bernard M. Baruch, who succeeded the late Calvin Coolldge as Chairman; by Clark Howell and Alexander Legge. ' Alfred E, Smith, while stating that he was In substantial agreer meiit with the greater part of the report, did not sign it. He issued a supplementary memorandum, "placing! the emphasis where I think it belongs." ' Declaring that -"parallel lines' are wasteful and unnecessary," the committee- report said, i "regional consolidations should be hastened and, where necessary, enforced, looking! eventually to a single national system." \ Smith for Consolidation. Smith expressed himself vigorously ^11 consolidation, saying, "I am convinced^ that the fundamental problem of the railroads Is that of nation-wide consolidation and re- jorganlzation to reduce costs and rates, and write off losses. . . . "Whatever may, be the basis of valuation and rate-making, there must be a scaling down of many railroad securities. I believe that banks, trust '.companies, insurance companies ana other holders of railroad securities must be realistic about this phase of the problem. The public win not stand for mak- hig them a preferred cla .ss of investors." As emergency measiu-es, both the committee report and Smith's memorandum recommended revision of bankruptcy procedure to facilitate reorganizations, although Smith wotild limit this procedure to the period' of the emergency. 'Both also agreed the recapture provision of th^ transportation act should be repealed, retroactively. Old Policy Wrong. The committee report also recommended revision of the statutory rate-majking rule as an emergency measure, abandoning the old policy of trying to appraise property values, then saying that the roads are entitled to earn a fair return on the appraisal. While opposing the policy of supporting competing transportation forms, such as waterways, with public! funds, all members asserted trucks and other oompetitors should not be handicapped to benefit the railroads. ' Railroads were found remiss in not leading in the development of such new forms as automotive transport and the ahplane, rather than seeking to handicap them. The committee said the marghi of present rallrpad losses seemed "narrow enough to invite robust action in railroad administration to improve earnings statements—not by increased traffic or governmental intervention—but by economies and improvements in operation, and perhaps by a reduction in rates to attract more business." Washhigton, Feb. 15. (AP)—| There is much talk among members of congress about the wlis- dom of providing food and shaves for themselves and jobs for their constituents but there) Is little indication of a general movement to stop the practice.! An offer for free safety razors and brushes for senators—whose expense accoimt for last year showed $8000 for a barber shop —came from Kansas as an econ}- omy Idea.. • ' : j 'This suggestion as one way of cutting down federal expenditures was received by Senators Capper and McOiU of Kansas from the publishers of 111 ,0 WIchito Beacon. " I They urged that the two senators advocate that "senators shave themselves on the accepted theory that every gentlemen should shave himself .every morning," and added: | "Appreciative of. the fact that the. senatorial purse has been shortened by the pinch of the depression, the Wichita Beacon as a contribution to the cause of economy, offers to suiiply all senators with safety razors and suitable brushes without cliarge." No taker could be found among the few senators newspaper men approached on the , idea. JAPAlf CEASES WITH LEAGUE Withdrawal from Leagujs Not Expected, However: ] For About a Month ^ STOCK PRICES DROf» Markets Closed as Issues Fall off Sharply with I Unfavorable News * THINGS LOOKING; UP IN MICHIGAN Depositors Accept Eight- Day Bank Holiday in Philosophic; Mood Detroit, Feb. 15. (AP)—Going Into the second day of the extraordhi- ary bank holiday proclaimed yesterday by Governor William A. Comstock, Michigan's 900,000 bank,depositors were encouraged today by promises that part of their balances would be available by tomorrow. The Federal Reserve bank of i Detroit, which remains open, is receiving millions of dollars that; are being poured in from branches of the federal reserve system In Chicago and New York. | Forty million dollars was on hand today and the Detroit clearing house association arranged to make 25 million dollars available to depos-" Itors Thursday. That will permit customers to withdraw not In excess of 5 per cent of their balanceii for emergency purposes before the| end of the eight-day holiday. ! It seems a certainty that sonic such plan ^vould be put into i effect for the remainder of the state, although It was not deteijmlned whether it would be by gubernatorial proclamation or by voluntnjrj* action on the part of the banks Snpplcment Urged. In a series of conferences !last night, representative bankers! urged upon Governor Comstock thq issuance of a supplemental proclamation authorizing emergency withdrawals up to 10 per cent of balances. I • The governor, however, urg^ voluntary action. He said that ''while my proclamation declaring a bank holiday was mandatory, it is riot my disposition to prohibit any bank from making a sensible arrangement to permit withdrawals to meet family necessities or to allow the cashing of pay checks, and I believe many banks will do this." He said conferences with bankers would be resumed today. -Meanwhile, the depositors whose 1,500 million dollar bank balances were tied up accepted the situation philosophically. Confidence was expressed that the eight-day respite would perinit a sound adjustment of the Union Guardian Trust company's financial difficulties which precipitated the drastic action. A similarity In :names and, difficulty of the public in disthiguish- ing between the Union. Guardian Trust company, an investment concern, and ten trust companies and 20 banks of the Guardian-Detroit- Union group, Incorporated, with an estimated 500 million'dollars In deposits was given as a major reason for the general 1 closing order. ' No question was raised as to the stability of other Detroit institutions. "Business as usual." was the policy In other than financial houses, and the Detroit stock ^exchange, which is closed. Larger grocery stores and milk and fuel concerns promised liberal concessions. The public utilitiei^ commission requested the utilities'companies to extend due dates on current, bills. Some large employers announced they would pay In cash. Instead of those who held the clieck system set up central stations for cashing of its employes* pay checks. . It was all but Impossible to cash a check, but In some communities, checks in small amounts were being written and Interchanged In lieu of cash. State employes are to bo paid hi "split warrants," Issued In small denominations and acceptable to most merdhants., In numerous cities stations! set 'up to change large bills did a rushhig bushiess, but It was ejxpected that banks would resume' that function when they open on a limited withdrawal basis. ' Tokyo, Feb. 15. '(AP)—Japan servM riotlc6 today that it has ceased itt- gfotlatlons with the,League of KA- tlons In the Manchurian dispute blit Its anticipated withdrawal fnhn. league membership was not expected for about a month. The Tokyo stock exchange Was closed'at noon today and those ?of Osaka and Nagoya also were shut down owing to a severe slump; in prices caused by indications of Increasing anti-Japanese sentiment at Geneva. ; It was learned on high authoiHty i that the government feels wtth- drawal jfrom the league would ,T)e the turning point in the emplire 's history. Before the ultimate decision Is made, the, council of elders, the nation's highest distinguished personages, the heads of branches of the imperial family, and all living ex-premiers will be summoned for consultation. . • , Yosuke Matsuoka, who has b^en Japan's- special counsel during the ' long debate over Manchuria before the league, cabled the foreign-Office today requesting permission? to « leave Geneva soon and to return by way of the United States. i Request to Be Granted. The f6relgn office said he would be granted this request as soon'as the league assembly disposes of the Manchurian question, which was 'Expected to take place by February; 25 ^t the latest. :"• Matusoka would have no official mission in the United States, ihe foreign office stated. It was kno^ however, that he intended to go to Washington, hoping to see tSr .y Roosevelt or other leaders of the new administration shortly after ihe- inauguration. l' Although the league has left the 'door to conciliation, in the- Siijo- Japanese dispute still open theoret- . ically, the foreign office announded' japan would have no further concessions to offer and would stand firmly by its determlnatlonito malh- taln the government of Manchuk<io in the! territories wrested from Olsl,- nese control. Counter-Report ComJor. The league report on Manchuf'a, In which It!Is proposed to reassert; the principle of Chinese sovereignty in that territory and non-recogAl- tion of Mcmchukuo, will be met !hy a Japanese counter declaration.' There has been a steady slump In the stock market since the leaRue crisis began developing in earnest. Averages have gone down 30 per dent since the first of the year.: , , A selling flood continued this morning, therefore the directors, during the noon recess, decided hot to reopen in the afternoon, ostensibly to give brokers time to adjust their bookkeeping. The market's blue ribbon stSck, Kanegafuchl Spinning company, the largest; textile Industry In the Orient, closed at 168 yen, 26 yen below j'Tu^sday's closing. The >en is equivalent to about 21 ceilts.) Since February .10, Kanegafuchl dropped 49 ppUits, other leaders slumping jiroportlonately. IP YOU MISS THE REGISTER CALL 157 OR 820. "DEPRESSION" CARDS OUT Candidate for Finance Commissioner for Economy Every Time. To prove to the voters how thoroughly hei stands for economy, l/Dl- ford Langley, candidate for city finance commissioner^ is handing out announcement cards about half the usual size. "The amoimt of ink Is about the same," Langley said, "but' the cardboard saved amounts to about 50 per cent." ROBBER A FARMER i _________ " / Kearney County Man Said to Have Confessed Garden City CtlOfi- Garden City, Kas., Feb. 15. (AP) Taken into custody following; the ' robbei-y of the Garden City NaHon- al bank, Ross C. MundeU, 51-:^ar- old Kearney county farmer was saild today by Sheriff R. S. TerwlUlger to have admitted the crime. Sheriff TerwlUlger said the fftrm- er^ ruadlly confessed the holdupj explaining he was In desperate financial circumstances following a; series of crop failures since, he same to western Kansas six years: ago from Oklahoma, dnd that he could ' not bear to see his family of v five. ciilldren starve. His troubles, he said, were climaxed recently by a foreclosure action against hla farm machinery and Uvestock. . ' MundeU was arrested several hours after the robbery when an otecrver in an airplane pointed" him out to a sheriff's posse. • The loot, totalling $1,838, waa said, by officers to have been retiimefl to the bank, but there were; conflicting stories concerning the;8up- posed manner In which it was recovered. The sheriff said Mundell Informed him the money hnd ;been left in his motor car, which was wrecked as he was siJeedlng "from the city. Through other so(jrces. hov. ever, he said he had learned the money had been , turned over 'to aut'horities by Henry Walle, one of MiindcU's neighbors.. j It was at the Walle farm- that Mundell appeared after compelling: Albert McQueen to drive him several miles. !' Walle told the sheriff that Mun-' dell had admitted robbing the ,hanJc„ and had requested him to bury the money and give It to Mrs. MOndell and the children. Walle quoted him as saying: . "Vm going down the road and kill myself."' A short time later the posse took MundeU into custody nean his farm homjB. i' . / ' - ; Sheriff TersrilUger said friends and neighbors of Mundell diaracter- izedthe prisoner as a dependable man ^tith good credit, and bad agreeditaturolsh bond.' j

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