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U U i »l r . TOPEKA .KAM. h THE lOLA REGISTER VOLUME XXXVI. No. 95. .SnccesRor to The lola Daily RegiBter, Tho Iiila Daily Hccord, and lola Daily Index. lOLA, KAS., THURSDAY. EVENING, FEBRUARY 16, 1933. BOARD LEAVES THOROMAN JOB OPEN FOR 1933 Superintendeht Submits No /Application for Contract Renewal SERIOUSLY HURT FLEMING RETAINED Junior High Principal Also Given Contract After Economy Move - As an economy effort, the lola school board announced today that no city superintendent of schools ' liad been elected for the next school year, therjeby failing to renew the I t;ontracl licld for the last 12 years i by A. M. foreman. In a scries of meetings held dur- / ing the first part of the week, the Ijoard decided to create the vacancy at the head of the school system and iiU In at the lower side if it is found Itiat the work now done by Mr. Thoroman, John Fleming, and A. E. Garrison cnnjjot be done by the last two men. Fleming, principal of the sonlor hlRh school and dean of the junior college, was reelected at the - R .'ime salary which he is receiving 'tj^ls year, $2G35, and Garri.son. now pVlnclpal of the junior high school was also reelected. His duties and . Iris salary, however, are not s))ecl- fled. Failure of tho boai'd to renew Mr. TJioromnn'.s contract con.stltutcd n»^lther a'di.snil.'i.'ial nor a resignation.- Charles Punk, president of .the board, and Mr. Thoroman .(oined In - .saying today. It wn.s understood be- f.ore the tiieeting that the superintendent's reelection was highly improbable and as a result. Mr. Thoroman did not submit an application. No Hard Feelings. ' ^Mr. Thoroman said today that he wfil leave his past next August with "absolutely no hard feelings toward anybody." He .said that he told the teachers in a meeting this week that \ "if they would continue to give him ; tlifeir best efforts for the re-st of the year." everything would turn out splendidly so far as he is concerned. He said that he has no jjlanis for the future as yet. Mr. Funk gave it as the opinion of th«j school board that if it is found ' jpotsible. Mr. Fleming and Mr. Garrison will carry on the duties they have .had In the past and possibly share the work which Mr. Tlioronian lias been doing. He said that if such a course Ls found impossible, it 1^ considered likely that a grade scHwl 8upcn ,'isor will be retained, suhbrdlnate to Mr. Fleming and Mr. Garrison, with a correspondingly smaller sa,lary. Mr. Fleming would act" as superintendent of the entire r school system. "Xn any event." Mr. ! Funk .said, "th^ board estimates that more than , a thousand dollars can be sa\jed annually." ' ' Record a Credit. ~ Mr. Thoroman came to lola 12 years ago and has been head of the city: school sy.stem ever- since, a lon^r tenure lhan any other .superintendent has ever had. For that reason, if for no other, his friends feel that his record is a creditable one. • ' Previous to hus re.sidcncc licre.the ^.supqTlntendent was at the'head of Vc e pouncil Grove school.s for .seven year's, of the Glia.se county higli sciool for four years, and secretary of the state school book commis­ si )n if or six years. He was the Kan- .snis -representative of a nationally . known school text i)ublishing concern for the two years immediately preceding his coining to lola.' Tha Weekly Register, Ksl.il.lishcd 1807. Tho lola Dully Itcgistcr, ICHubli-sliod 1«'J7. EIGHT PAGES SENATE PASSES RESOLUTION TO KILL DRY LAW Repeal Resolution Goes Now to Hoase of Representatives ENACTMENT MONDAY MAYOR ANTON CERMAK President-elect Roosevelt may owe his life to Chicago's Democratic mayor who stood between Mr. Roosevelt and . the assassin who wounded him yesterday in an attempt, at the life of trie next chief executive. He lies In a critical condition In a Miami hospital. HOLIDAY GROUP TO MEET AGAIN Everybody Invited to Attend Session Saturday In M. W. A. ftall t^AJRIOTIC ASSEMBLY HELD. iri -Y and Girl Reserves Sponsor Program at Senior \\\%\\. !A ya'tribtic assembly this morning the high school auditorium was srionSorcd by the Hi-Y and G. R. oi|&anlzation.s. Bruce Tallman. state M. C. A. secretary, spoke briefly, trio with Rase Frantz and Lucille Stratton.. violins, and Faye -Weasf. clarinet, played, and Regina - SlieinVel read a tincoln story. "Winter at Valley Forg •" was a short playU ;t In which Clarence Goodner. Rby l^nlcy and-Lorraine Long, took \ 'Children from the sixth grade at ' - Jefferson school, directed by Miss Nellie Walters, pr&sented a play, "The .Boy Abraham Lincoln." with the following cast: Eugene Shanahan. jjucy Lee Thompson. Harry ' .Drake,, Gordon Hair. C. E. Rus.scll. Mary 'JLiOuise Co51entz. Gene Ukena. Viviafi Landrum. Helen Gard. and 'Frances Fielder. ' The program wa.s announced by Alta Yocum and Bob.Dunlap. WEATHER and ROADS - FOR K.\NSA5^—Partly cloudy tonight ;and Friday; slightly colder Frida.ii . Temperature—Highest ycstcrda/ '40. lowest last night 30; normal for tod.'iy 33; exxcss yesterdfiy 2; excess since Januarj- 1st! 330 dpgrces; this dite last year—highest 52; low- est. 30.; . Precipitation for the 24 hours ending; at 7 a. m. today. .00;. total for thjs year to date. 1.67: deficiency-since January .1st .49 Inches. Rclativo humidity .at 7 a. m. to- 'day 9>^ per cent; barometer reduced to sea,level. 29.96 inches. _ Sun rises 7:11 a. m.; sets 6:02 p. - m- • ' • \ KnriKas Weather and pirt Road;*. - Empcrla, clear, roads fair. Ottaya, Manhaitall, Coffej-viUc, clear, roads good. So Una, cloudy, roads good. Pittsburg, clear, roads good. Topefea, clear, roads good. Arkansas city, Wichita, clear, roads good. The Allen County Farmers Holiday a.ssoclatlon will hold Its first meeting since ILs organization last week this Saturday at 1 p. m. Instead of being held In Memorial hall as it was previoasly announced, the meeting will be held In the M. W. A. hall over ilie Fairmont creamery. Tlie creamery is ono-half block north of thb square on North street. The primary pui-poscs of the meeting this week are to perfect the organization and to ' complete enrollment of members. It was pointed out by L. R. Snodgrass. secretary of the association, that mem- Jjcrship is not limited to farmers alone, but that every pyerson who is interested in the return of prosperity through Improvement of agricultural conditions is not only eligible but earnestly, invited to become a member. Ladies are also especially invited to attend the' meeting, it was announced today after it was learned that some doubt existed last week as to whether they would be welcome. Tlic meeting this week will start early and be concluded in plenty of time for those who attend to'return !to their homes before it is too late. Last week many of those who were at Memorial hall were forced to leave before the meeting was over, but it was promised today that such wi!I not be the case Saturday. There will bo two or three speakers on tho program. OUie Sutherland, chairman of the county organization, .said today. He said he wa.s not at liberty to divulge the name of the most prominent one who has promised to attend If It is at all possible for him to do so. but if he does appear, Mr. Sutherland .said hi.s speech would be the best hoard in this count.v on farm subjects for .some time. It is also planned to have the committee which took the mortgage resolutions to Topeka report Saturday. At the meeting last week, potl- tioiLs wore circulated asking J. Lee Rcleford, and Senator F. J. Oyler, Allen county's state representatives, to lend their .support to any legislation aimed at a two-year moratorium on all mortgages. Including payment of interest as well as principal. These petitions were taken to Topeka Tue.sday by Mr. Sutherland. Mr. Snodgrass. B. N. Baker, and Sam Knox, and their report will be heard Saturday. Mr. Sutherland is especially anxious that every - towTiship in the county be represented at the meeting. - . , Gamer Predicts Passage Under Suspension of The Rules Washington. Feb.." .16. (API—the^ senate today adopted the Blaine resolution for repeal pf the.prohibi­ tion amendment, with protection for dry states from liquor Importations, ratifications to be by state conventions. It now goes to the house. Only this morning Speaker Garner predicted that if the resolution were adopted by the senate In the form that it finally was, it would be approved by the house under suspension of the rules on Monday. The senate vote! on the 13-year- old ; eighteenth .amendment was marked by tension, the floor being crowded by members of the house of representatives who stood behind the many senatoi's seated so quietly in their chairs answering their names. Before the final vote, on which two-thirds was required, the senate by decisive majority votes rejected one after another of attempts by Senators Glass (D. Va.) and Reed (R. O.) looking to outlawlnt; the saloon in the constitution. The vote on the Blaine resolution was 63 to 23. By 46 to 38 It turned down Glass' endeavor to substitute the whole of the Elaine resolution with one by him to make the federal government and the states concurrently! responsible for outlawing? the saloon. A two-thirds vote also Is required in-the house before the resolution can go to conventions in the states for action, and anti-prohlbitlonists in the house lost no time in saying the margin would he forthcoming. If it is, then the repeal question goes to the states for the first time, with ratification by 36 required within seven years to remove the amendment. It does not go to the prcsidcni for action. Assassins Fail to Kill A Roosevelt Twice Now Eyeglass and Manuscript Prevent Possible Fatal Wound to Theodore Roosevelt in Milwaukee in 1912 As Fate Preserved the Life of Franklin Roosevelt. Chicago, Feb. 16. (AP)—For tlie tlal campaign of 1912 when the for- second time in history an assassin has fired at a Roosevelt^wlthtout fatal results. Last -night at Miami, Fla., President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt narrowly niisscd being shot as the bullets meant for him struck four, other persons. In . 1912 at Milwaukee, Wis., the manuscript of a speech he was about to make and an' ej'eglass saved former President Theodore Roosevelt -from what would possibly have beei'. a fatal wound. ' The Milwaukee shooting occurred on October 14 during the preslden- KRAUSE CAR BACK Chanute Police Radio Credited for 1 Speedy Capture of Thief COURT ON MONDAY District Judge Frank K, Forrest to Hear Civil CaseS Judge Frank- R. Forrest will begin hearing a number of civil cases in district court Monday, according to the assignment made public today. The list follows: Feb.; 20—J. R. Thomas v. M. A. Schlick ct al; T. H. McLaughlin v. J. L. Smith; Marie Alexander v. Margaret Berry. Feb. 21—Ralph Jones v. Farmers Union: J. O. Allen v. Glen Dickinson Tlieatres Corp., et al: Allen County State. Bank v. Alma Pearl BUlbe, et al. Feb. 22—J. W. Wadley vs. Ray Jesse, et al; Lee Wadley v. Thelma Wadley: In Re: Change of name' of Elmer James Batch. Feb. 23—In Re: Peoples State Bank v. Martin Commission Co.; Frances Howell v. Aaron Howell; Nola Woten v. Emanuel Woten; M. A. Schlick vs. S. C. Holmes. Feb. 24—Sheffield Steel Corp.. v. Richard A. Fry, et.al; City Bank & Trust Co. V. D. M. Alderman, et al; Josle M. Howard v. A. R. Sleeper. Feb 27—Dr. F. S. Beattie vs. W. E. Clayton; Farmers State Bank v. Lewis Holtz; C. W. Bruce etc. v. Mrs. W. E. Murphy. Feb. 28 — Frank Harris v. M. B. Allen, et al; Humboldt National Bank V. Hattle Bailey ct al; Mollle Brumflcld v. L. E. Brannon. March 1—D. E. Marple v. DoIIle Marple. et al; C^L. Arnold v. George W. Fenlmore. et al; Elsmore State Bank V. Charles S. Stanley; Ella E. Land v. J. W. Hesser et ux. March 2— Jens Peder Nellson v. Mrs. K. Eskelson. et al: Margaret M. 'vyalls vs. Lewis K. WaUs. Prompt action by lola police officers and the effective use of their radio broadcasting facilities by the Chanute police force resulted in the capture of a nian and tlie return of an automobile stolen m lola last laght not more than an hour after the theft was reported. = A man giving his name as JacI: Billings and who said he Is from Tulsa, Okla.. is in jail In lola today and will be charged with stealing the Chevrolet coach owned by BiK Krausc, of- the Krause brake an J battery shop. Krause rcjJorted to lola police al about 8:10 p. m. yesterday that hi.^ automobile had been- stolen from in front.of his residence. A!call was Immediately put through to Chanute and other nearby towns. The call to Chanute was In turn broadcast over the city's police radio station to its two radio-equipped police cars. By 9 p. m. tne atTest had been made. The police radio ased in Chanute, lotnl officers said, was built by a local man and Installed at a cost of about $150 to the city. BILLS FLOOD IN UNDER DEADLINE Tax Revision Proposals Head List Suggested By Governor LITTLE THEATER ON TONIGHT Meeting to Be Held in Kelley Hotel Beginning at 7:30 p. m. After several postponements and other difficulties encountered In finding a suitable date on -Which to hold It.Tolans Interested in the formation of a Little Theater club will meet tonight ^ 7:30 In the grill room of the Kelley hotel. The grill room is on the floor level below the lobby. The Rev. R. D. Snuffer, one of those interested In the \ movement, said today that the meeting J«nlght will be for the purpose of "laying a foundation" only. It is planned, he said, to secure the appointment of committees whose duties it will be to make nominations for officers and to prepare a constitution ^hich will be submitted at the next meeting. The public is invited to attend. MISSOURI CHAIWP ON HAND Art Jeffries Ready to Pull Cox's Rc. mainlRgr Hair at M. W. A. Promoter Mike Chacoma said today that Art Jeffrie.s,; claiming the middleweight wTestling championship pf Missouri, was in town and ready to go against Orval Cox, Fredonia. tonight in a bout which is advertised as having the Missouri- Kansas championship of the weight at stake. The promoter also said that Clyde Atwell would be on hand for hi.s match with Eggs -Melton, the lolan. The show Is scheduled for M. W. A. hall at 8:15. The Jeffries-Cox go is to be a finish piatch, and the Atwell-Meltoi) bit Is for two falls In an hour time limit. - Toi^ka, Feb. 16. (AP)—The flood of propos.ils for now legislation wa:" shut oft today in the legislature after members had tossed 1,273 iu>w bills Into the hopper, but the gates were loft open wide enough to permit Introduction of commlttec- snonsorcd me.n.suics. Nearly one-fourth of tho l^tal n\imbcr-^319 bills to be exact—were offered yesterday, the fmai day for IntroducUnn of measures sponsored by indlvldi'.al members. The house received 1.12 and the senate 127. Veterans around the- legislative hnlls said the record for the number of bills Introduced during a sln- ule day were shattered by yesterday's avalanche. Included v;erc bills to carry out Gbvomor Alf M. Landon's suggestions for a downward revision of maximum tax levies by all taxing units and to abolish the public service commission, substituting for It a .corporation commission which also would take over from the banking -department and the charter board the supervision of speculative securities sales. The tax levy bills were offered by Senator Harlan fR) of Manhattan- and Representative Bloss^ "(Rj of Cowley, While Representative Rhodes (R) of Marshall presented the corporation commission measure. New In.spection Department. Senator Bradncy (R) of^Columbus introduced 11 bills along the lines of Governor Landon's recommendations calling for establishment of b new department to take, over the work of various inspection departments, some !of = which would bo abolished, among them the hotel commissioner, vehicle commi.ssioner. fire marshal, oil inspector and board of review. Another of the major bills introduced In the big field day came from the house fees and saiaries committee which proposed sta;i.utory limitation of the maximum salarie.; payable to teachers, principals, superintendents, and other employes of the public school sj-strm. Oiair-' man Waggoner (R) of. the conimll- tcc estimated that the maximu^^i proposed generally would average 20 to 25 per cent under the salarie:; in effect in 1931. Among the bills still to be introduced are the state income' ta: measures which the house and senate a.ssessment and taxation committees are whipping into shape. Several liicome tax bills have beer, introduced by individual members. Probe Given New Start. Meanwhile, the . administration proposal .for a legislative investigation and audit of the state hlgh- w?iy department was reviewed when the house state affair^ committee- voted to reconsider the Bradncy resolution, previously rejected by tlio group after a senate committee ha-.! reported adversely the conflicting Buzick resolution. Tlie senate ha-I adopted the Bradney resolution, an.l the house the Buzick resolution. The senatorial district reapportionment .movement apparently had failed with the refusal of the senate to override an adverse report by one of Its committees on legislation previously approved by the house. A motion to place the rc- apportionmrat bills on the scnatr; calendar jfailed, 22 to 18, receivjji:? five votes less than the requirtU twp-thirdb majorif^. The senate also refused, 12 to 27. to override an adverse report on the house-approved bill to eliminate Uio $25 fee , allowed county attorneys for successful prosecution o^f liquor mer president was a candidate on •the Progressive ticket. ; Ho had just left his hotel to ad- ;drp.ss a political meeting and was .standing in his automobile ackiiowl- edging cheers of admirers when John Schrank, New York saloon keeper, stepped forward and fired. • Tho bullet struck Roosevelt in the breast but it *as denected when it hit the bulky manuscript and the eye glass. Although he was wounded Roosevelt made his speech^ Aft- ervi'ard he came to Chicago and was in a hospital for a week. Schr.ank was committed to the hospital for the Insane at Oshkosh, Wis. A.ssassins of presidents have all paid the supremo penalty for their crimes. John V/ilkos Booth, the actor, who stepped out on the stage of Ford's theater at Washington on iho night of April 14. 1865 to fire c fatal shot at President Lincoln, was shot to death himself 12 days later at Fredericksburg. Va., by Scrgt. Boston Corbett of tho United States army. Four olhei-s. Including one woman, were convicted (Continued on Page 8. Col. 2.) A CRITICAL CONDITION ASSASSIN'S BULLET MAY CAUSE DEATH OF THE MAYOR FATE SAVES HIM cases. CHANUTE V. B. COMING HERE I . L lola Ccingregation to Join In All-Day Session Tomorrow. Members of the Chanute Unltcu —" ' chdrch will come to lola ^or "a group meeimg with congregation. The flrsi- 11 convene at 10 a.' m, the second at 1:30 p. m.. and tho third, a jtjung peoples rally, at! 7:3J NURSE OUTWITS EXTORTIONIST Hides iJanker's Daughter and Calls Kansas City Police Kans .Ts City, Feb. IG. (AP)—Outwitted by a 19-year-old nurse maid from the Ozarks and the wife of the banker wlio.sc heme he had invaded, an extortionist too 'K his life as jMllcp cornered him in the home of—R."^ Cro.sby Kemper. Tlie extortionist, identined by police as K. W. Lattin, 34, unemployed son of a rooming house proprietor here, voiced threats of death against Mis. Kemper, Ann Wilde.vthe nurse maid, and Mrs. Kemper's-9-year-old daughter, Sally Ann. . Saying he wanted $15,000. he terrorized tho household, which included tlireo other women, all serv- [WJts.- _ ., .— Before firing a bullet through his head in an upstairs nuricry as police closed in on him. Lattin picked up a Christmas card which had been sent to Sally -Ann and upon it scribbled: "Goodbye mother. I can 't stand to .see you starve." His mother, Mrs. W. M.» Towers, wliose different name was accounted for bj- a second marriage, became hy.sterica! when informed of her son's death. Seated beside a small coal stove at her rooming house she moaned, "All that I have in the world is gone." The extort ioni .st's plot to .summon home Kemper, prasidcnt of the City Bank A: Ti'ust company, and obtain the money from him failed when the nur.se maid flrdered upstairs by the gunman, locked herself In a bedroom with the child and telephoned i;oUcc. Prcvlou.sly slie had been forced to call;the bank and leave word for Kemper his daughter was ill. Mrs. Kemper's calmness quieted the gunman until .officers nrilvod. '"VJou'll get your money all right," she said, "but don't worry about it." Brushing parit her, the police drew one shot from Lattin. The bullet burled In the wall and he fled upstairs to end his life. Mrs. Carl Kelly, one of the two boarders at the rooming house of Lattin's mother said he became desijerate when the household funds were exhausted. Police records show Lattin was convicted two years ago in Hutchinson. Kas.. of transporting and possessing liquor and was fined $100 but appealed the case.; The home of i the nurse maid, Miss Wilde, is at Meta, Mo., in the Ozark-s. I - ROOSEVELT SAFE Crazed Italian Intends the Shots for President- Elect in Miami CAPTURED IMMEDIATELY Enraged Citizens Nearly Tear Clothes from De- merited Laborer Miami. Fla., Feb. 16. (AP)— Fo.ur InforniatlonB charging assault with intent to munler will he filed late today against GiilseppcZangara, ahsassin who fired at President-elect Roosevelt last night, county sollcilur Charles A. Morc-hcad announced. fRANKLIN D.; ROOSEVELT Fate held its protective wand over the president-elect yesterday when bullets fired from a gxm in the hand of an assassin less than 25 feet from him failed to strike tho inlendcd, target. Others in tho crowd, however, were seriously wounded by the v.-ould-be kill- erls fire. Miami; Fla., Feb. IC (AP) — President-elect Roosevelt, \\h() narrowly escaped assassination here last night, visited victims of bullets meant for him at a hospital today and found physicians deeply concerned over Mayor Anton Cermak of Chicago and Mrs. Joe G 11 of Miami while the other tharee wounded were improved. A blood transfusion was performed on Mrs. Gill just before tho president-elect reached the hospital, in a desperate attempt to save her life and physicians said they were losing hope for her recovery. Physicians also said they were becqmiflg very concerned over the condition of Mayor Cermak " MicT were , watching his heart action closely, still fearful of performing an operation to remove the bullet he received In his back. Miss Margaret Kruis of Newark, N. J., was reported progressing very favorably. A bullet grazed her head.'. William Sinnott, New York policeman shot in the head, and Russell Caldwell of Miami, also shot in the head, -Were also reported in favorable condition. .Meanwhile, the assassin, Joe (Guiseppe) Zangara, a native of Italy, was held in a cell in the Dado county Jail, located on the top floors of the courthouse building. He was 21 floors above the ground and had been subjected to a severe grilling during the night. ;,. Leaving his yacht where he spent ITALIAN KNOWN AS AN 'ORATOR' Would-Be Assas.sin Fond Of Npon-llour Tirades Against Rulers -HiifiUcnsAck, N, J„ Feb. IG. (AP)-- ncleclive i^crtseant Edward Metzger tills morning quoted Hugh McQull- 1(1 n of the U. S. seci'ot service as saying hp w:i.s .satisfied that Joe Znng.Tia who lived hero and in Paterson for .some time was tho man who in.st nirrht atlemplod lo assassinate President-elect Roosevelt. McQuillan. Metzger said, came to 'H;ickensacl: this morning and questioned the family of Frank 'ifanni at the Green .street address where Zangar.i at one time.lived. Later, the sergeant said, McQuillan slated ho was sure Zangara, who also was known as GiusopiJO Zangara and Jpo Zingara, was tho assassin. Zangara a native of Italy obtained his citizcnshii3tv.-o years ago and has nover been in trouble with tho police, according to a 'preliminary report made b\\ Police Chief Frederick Heppcrgcr to John J. Toohey, secretary to Governor Moore. arcnbey, -afiing r.n tlM-^vernor.'s orders called upon Chief Roijperger of Hackensack and Chief John A. Murphy of.PatefsOn to make a thorough investigation- into the incidents and .a.s.sociatcs of-Zangara. According to Reppci'gcr's first re- liort. Zangara was a- Colabrese who came iioro from Italy 1.1 years ago and settilcd in Pator.son. TV'-o years ago, he took out Ills citi;'.cn.ship iiaijers in Paterson, al- thous^h ht; liad moved to Hac'ticn- sac!: in the meantime. Ho .voted In Hackcnsack in, 1931.' Zangara was a bricklayer and wa.^ a member of the bricklayers local No. 2 in Paterson 'and transferred to local No.. 23 in Hackensacl: when he moved there. In 1930, tho report stales ho ov.nod an aulomo- AN ANXIOUS CITY AWAITS NEWS OF WOUNDED MAYOR Chicago Shocked by News Of Cermak's Wouridihg ; By Assassin ; NO GANG MOllVES TRINITY OFFICEItS IN New Leaders in Methodist Church • Elected Last Night Brethren tomorrow the Tola session -will A covered dish served ati noon.' luncheon w II bo lolans appearing on the program: he Ppv -v T. ir «.»i« 11.- T,' s. .. Qnantrill Raider Dies. Kansas City, Feb. 16. (AP)—William P. Hopkins, 91, one of the last members of Quantrtll's band which raided lAwrence. Kas;, in 1863. tiled here today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. I. c. Cady. He was bom on A {arm near Blue Springs, Mo, the F.ev. N. L. Vezle, the Rev Howland .1 L. A. Stone, and Dorotha Baker. 'A. V. Miss- Bank Resources Increasing Washington, Feb. 16 (AP)—Aggregate Resources of 6,016 national banks In .the nation on last December 31 arnounted to $23,310,974,000— an hicreafee pf $744,979,000! Since September 3d but a decrease of 31.351,312,000 sijice December 31, The annual election of the Trinity M. E. Sunday school was held last evening at the church following nravpr meeting v,-ith tho following results: Suprrintehdent L. A. McMillian. ?ssi.stant. D. P. Phillips; secretarj', Albert D. Alley; assts. Ray Baker and Ruby Titus; treasurer, Mrs. Frank Johnson; pianist', Mrs, H. P. Wicks; as.st.. Nellie Northcutt; cHpristcr, Frank Baker; enrollment secretarj-. Mrs. John Meyers; homo department superintendent, Mrs. F. T. McBraycr; Missionary superintendent. &-adoan Harclerodc; cradle roll superintendent, Mrs. Lafe Con- pver; temperance superintendent, Mrs. Maude Wooster; nursery class superintendent. Mao Kunkleman; assistant, Claribel Erdwin; primary department superintendent, 'Nellie Thompson. Teachers—Effie Breiner. Evelyn Quick. Cleda Baker. Beginners depart.ment superintendent. Mrs. W. E. Van Patten. Teachers- Nellie Northcutt and Evcljii Kinney. Junior department superintendent. Hazel Moore. Teachers—Catherine Fife, Mrs. Fred Kesslnger, David Taylor, Edith kunkleman, Mildred Mark, Kenneth,. Intermediate department tcachers-^Evadean ' Har-' clerode, Glcnh Anderson. Senior and, adult teachers—Ethel , HanUlCon, Frank Johnson, Mrs. L. E. Foster, Mrs. L. A. McMiUian. Mrs. Cora Fife, Mrs.i Frank Baker and John Meyers, the night, Mr. Roosevelt rode in an open car-to the Jackson Memorial hospital on the outskirts of Miami. He was surrounded by an extra heavy cordon of, police and bodyguards. Mr. Roosevelt was met at the hospital by Dr. R. C. Woodward, tlio superintendent, who gave him the first report on the condition of the victims. At the request of the president-elect, he was permitted to go alone to the bedsides of the wounded. Confusion prevailed for a tew minutes as the crowd milled about. Secret service men and police pounced on the gimman, Women screamed. Looking back from his car, Roosevelt waited for Cermak to be lifted in his car, waved reassuringly to the crowd and told those near: "Tell them I am all right." . Returning'to the yacht of Vincent Astor from which he had just landed from a fishing cruise, the president-elect early today issued the following statement: !"I am deeply moved by the seri- 0M& injuries Inflicted upon my friends tonight and I am remaining in Miami to learn In the morning of their condition. I am entirely unharmed." President Hoover Immediately communicated with Mr. Roosevelt by wire. He said: "Together with every citizen I rejoice that you have not been injured. I shall be grateful to you for news; of Mayor Cermak's condition." Appreciation Expressed. The president -elect replied: "I deeply appreciate your message. Mayor Cermak is resting but his condition is still serious.; T will wire you in the morning after 1 have been to the hospital." Gruelling examination of the swarthy complexloned. stocky-built assassin by secret, service men and Miami officials brought out a dls- coimected, weird story. According to their account, Zangara purchased his pistol in a pawn shop here three days ago for $8. He told them he intended to kill President Hoover, but when he read that Mr. Roosevelt was coming hero he decided to give attention to him. Taking no chances that the gun play waa, the work of one dl.stortcd mind, police, early tciday took Into custody under suspicion Andrea Valentl, who lives at the same address as Zangara. Police Indicated after a lengthy examination of Valentl that they did not believe him identified in any way with the attack made by Zan- (Coatinqed on fa^ 8, CoL 1.) For a period in 1931.. no irifoma- tlmi conrenilni; l\im is available. It bi'li);? .slated thai \w Avas ,su;)i)osfd to havR f;o!u: to South Aniorlca by Bcmc of his arqunlntr .nccT;. He appears fo have had no Intimate fricnd.'i. Rnsario Candrnll, local contractor, described Zangara as "an anarchist, Snci;'.li.st and Communist." Candiali, :;aid ho had employed Zangara on several jobs around Bergen county and said ho had a rei^u- tation as a "lunch hoiir" talker. Wlioncver a president was elected or took office, or a king ascended a throno, Candrail said, the bricklayer, with an audience of his fellow workers, would await the lunch hour on tho job, then with wild gestures, he would denounce governments and the men in power, preach radical doctrines, and advocate tho killing of government leaders. READ.Y FOR CAL WARD TALK, Public Invited to Hear Farm Leader , Speak At EaHarpe. Plans have been completed for the county-wide Farmer's tJnlon meeting which is to bo held in the LaHarpe high school at 8 p- m. tomorrow night. Cal Ward, state jw.sident of the organisation and a Kansas leader in movements for the improvement of farm conditions. Is to speak. A short prosram will precede his .speech. The public is invited to attend. ASS.A,SSINS LIVE IN A DISTORTED WORLD (P.y th-A.=!!!iciafr'J Press.) The twisted brains of men who seek to kill public men usually prompt them to vain glorious utterances at the time of the crime. • 'Wlien Joe Zangara fired on President-elect Roosevelt last night, he screamed: "I kill all presidents! Kill all officers!" , The actor John Wilkes Booth, after 'firing the fatal .shot at President 'Lincoln, cried: "Sic semper tyrannls!" (So always with tyrants.) j Leon CzoJgo.sz. after shooting President McKinloy, .said: "I have done my duty; I am proud of it." ; Charles J. Gullcau. disappointed office-seeker who murdered President Garfield, said: "I did It and will go to Jail for it." Paul Gorgulov, firing the bullets that killed President Dou- mcr of France, shouted: "Die" for the fatherland!" But Police Order Arrest Of Leading Hoodlums For Questioning Chicago, Feb. 16. (AP)-locked by the news that it^ anti-gang crusading ana -world's ra;r" mayor had been shot down In Miami 1^' an assassin, Chicago awaited today the outcome of Anton J. Cermak's con- ditlori with anxiety and hope for his recovery. r '.The first reports that-tlie mayor had been shot by the gunman who failed to take the life of President­ elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, were followed by speculation that a gangland plot might have been' responsible because of Cermak's d.etermlp- atlon to drive all hoodlums out of Chicago before the world's fair opening in June, only to be discounted later by oJHclaLs. , Antj while tho mayor lay gravely wounded In a Miami hospital tho-^ police continued the anllgang drlvn ordered, by the mayor some time ago. Chief of dclocllves William Schoemaker sent police sqund.s into un-. derworld hnunt-s In search" of .sas- jilclous persons. ; . Gunmen Into C^uslod.v. The- detective chief also ordered the arrest of Jack "Muchlnn Gun" McGurn", reputed gunmar^ for thn Capone gang, and William "Tlirce- Flngerod" Wlilte. both ot whom were .seized by detectives last Tuesday but who wore rolc.ascdi Miami ofHcials were asked by Schoemak^r to arrest 18 Cliicagoans reported seen In Florida recently. State's Attorney Thomas J, Courtney, however, after a conference with police expressed belief that no ganglaind motive was responsible.. Chicago's 59-year-old mayor, who rose from the lowly position of an immigrant breaker-boy In an Illinois coal mine to the mayorship of the cojuntry's second largest city." went to Florida last week to rocup- . crate from a cold and to confer with Mr. Roosevelt and his associates on political and other matters, psiayor Cermak is the 'XJemocratlc National committeeman of' Illinois. No Conncctittn Seen. Ever since his elevation to tho maydrshlp from hus position a.s president of the county board of ' commissioners of Cook county," there have been unverified reports that'he was the recipienti of death threats,- but nevertheless officials did not believe there was any possibility that they could have liad any connection with the Miami; shooting."Tho mayor and State's' Attorney Courtney, have got the hoodlums qulctd down too much for any Cermak-enmity, to have been Involved." .said County Treasurer Joseph B. McDonQugh. i The mayor's daughters. Mrs. R. V, Grahani and Mrs. Frank: J. Jirka collapsed when the news of tho shooting; was received. Dr. Jlrka. tho mayor's .son-ln-'lav/ and personal physician, and director of the lillnoLs department ^f health, , left Springfield by automobile for. Evansvllie, Ind., to board a train for Nashville, Tenn.. from Whence ho planned to go by airplane to Miami.. Special newsiwiJcr edltibns wcro is.sued, v.hllc thousands' ' clamored for the latest ncw.s of the mayor '/J , condltlori. Sympathy From All. - Expres^ilons of sympathy came from all "sides, regardless "of political affiliations. . . ; Mr. Cermak became mayoi* following the overwhelming defeat he administered to William (Big Bill) Thomp.son. his Republican opponent in 1931. , His rise from the ranks of a laborer to his present position was slow but sure. Brought .to America by his family when a year old from Kladno.a small town about 50 miles from Prague in what was; then Bohemia, but now Czechoslovakia, he began work years later in a coal mine at Braldwood, 111. 'When 17 . he made his way to Chicago, where he supplemented hLs country-town education by going to night school , and working as a wood-hauler. Lator he went into the coal and teaming business, which led to the establishment pf a real estate project. Meanwhile he was gaining political recognition by hLs election to various minor; offices until he finally headed the county board. ; THORORIAN BEFORE TEACHER.S Garrison Also Speaks on Recent Meeting In Topekii. Superintendent A. M. Thoroman and PrinciiDal A. E. Garrison spoke yesterday afternoon at a rheeting of all city teachers in the hjgh school, about the recent meeting, of the Council of Administration of the Kansas state teachers a-ssqclation In Topeka which they attended. Mr. Thoromaniwas In charge' of planning the program for tlie. city superintendent's department At the To[Peka meeting. J. A. Fleming, principal of tho high school and dean of tfio colleBc, also went to Topeka, but due to 111- nessi was unable, .to be present at the meeting yesterday. • Relief - Problem tip Now, Washington, Feb. 16. ?AP)—The prohibition repeal matter out of the way, the senate today at*once took up the 500-mllllon-dollar LaPoUettc- Costlgan-Cutthig unemployment relief bill on. motion of Senator La- FoUette (R., Wls,)l

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