Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on February 17, 1933 · Page 1
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STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY COMP.. I ^ • , TOPEKA ,KA»«. .r THE REGISTER VOLUME XXXVI. No. 96. Successor to The Iol» Daily Reeiater, The lula Daily Record, and lols Daily Index. lOLA, KAS., FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 17, 1933. The Weekly Register. Established .1867. The lola Daily Register, Established 1897. SIX PAGES MINSTRELS TO REPRESENTED NEXT TUESDAY M€n of Moments Musical Club Make Up Cast of : Annual Production ENTIRELY CHANGED Nfew Songs, Jokes, Settings to iBe Employed in Complete Show Tlie Second Annual Moments Mu- .slcaj Mammoth Min.strels • will be presented in Memorial hall. TuesdEly night, an cnlcirDly different production-from the one.last year which played before capacity audiences in the "Junior high .school auditorium "and: later in Memorial hall Itself. The cast Is made-up of honorary niale-'menlbers of the Moments Mu• JilCftl club.' : ' The-;.sho|w thi.s year will be a com- plcitc min.strol—three paru including _the" openiriK minstrel .show It.sclf-. „ thrje'oleb (vaudeville) acts, and a • 15-itnlnute musical afterpiece. Last year the third i)rirt was omitted. . A feature of this year's production ^wlU be two .sones which, both words and music, were written by J. V. RobeiA.s, musical director, of the The other musical acts, in- cludliig especially the 15-mlnute musical afterpiece, are of the highest caliber, persons wlio have been present at' the rehearsals which have been going on for some lime, said. Orchestra to Pliy. A .seven-piece orghestra will play. on the stage it will be under the direction of T. O. Canalsey. long well known In Tola musical circlf In .the pit, however, it will be conducted by a man a resident of lola for a comparatively short time. E. J. Meek, owner of .the Polly_ Ann cafe, will hold the baton' then, y Meek for many years was conductor of the orchestra in the pit of the Electric theater in St. -Joseph. Mo.. and was recognized there a-s being ah outstanding mu.siclah. This will be his first appearance tiefore the ]5ublic in lola as a conductor. Proceeds from the miristrel wil' he given entirely to the Ida; welfare association after the expenses incurred in,procuring costumes and other necessities have been deducted. The .same course was followed last year. I The admis.sion will be" 1-5 cents for adults, junior college, and senior high school. students. Other students and children will be admitted for 10 cents. Seats will not. be re- 'sen-ed with the exception that the • Ceiiter section ori the main floor wil! be.held tor members of the Moment^ Musical club and their guests until 8 n. m., after which time the remaining seats will be available for thp public. The curtain is to rise at 8:15. Oue.sts of the club members will be admlttpd on specially marked tickets only. Hall to Be Warm. ''Persons in charge of the minstrel wanted it clearly understood that Memorial hall will be heated sufficiently for complete comfort. They realize, they .said, that the building is hard to hf>at properly, but they Said they arc going to make every -effort to have the place comfort- •hble. I The J. V.I Roberts. T. O. Canalsey '~ idric Will .sonl Ralph Freeman. Har- Void Kelley. Flovd Kelley, Earl Moore. Slanlcy Kirk. Victor Kirk. E. V. Worsham, the Rev. R. D. Snuffer, A. E. Garrison. Dr. Kent. Dudley. •Herbert Brown. N. C. Kerr. Leslie Leavitt. Donald, Bill Buttram. Milton Woifthington. Roy Finlcy, Dene BlUbe, E. W. Hagliind. ' ^. Orchestra: Mr. Canatsey. Miss Lucille Canatsey. James Reid. Har- ryld Remsberg. Louis Rounsavell, J. I. Moses, Harlan George., STOCKS RALLY AFTER THREE BEAR ATTACKS. New York, Feb. 17. (AP)^ After threfe successive declines, stocks raUied today, moving quietly upward under leadership of the railroad and "wet" Issues. Advances ranged from a few cents to around $2 a share. Volume was light. ' Foreign exchange advanced .sharply In terms of the dollar, strength being especially noticeable in European currencies that are still on a gold basis—French francs, Dutch guilders, Swiss francs and the belga. Passage of the prohibition repeal resolution by the senate directed speculative attention to shares of companies manufacturing alcohol and betting supplies. Owens-Illinois Glass jimiped $2 to around $36, National Distillers $2 to above $19, Crown Cork & Seal' about $1 to $17 and U. S. Industrial Alcohol $1.25 to $18.50. Delaware & Hudson, Lackawanna, Union Pacific, New York Central, Santa Fe rose from nearly $1 to around $2. American Telephone rallied about $1.50 net to $102 and Allied Chemical $2, approximating $79. U. S. Steel. General Motors and a number of other leading industrials averaged 50 ceats net higher. CABINET TALKED ONWAYTON.Y. Much Discussion, Little Information Given on Roosevelt Train iDEATH OF A FORMER lOLAN Glen Dale Dies Just Seven Weeks After Brother's Death. Glen Dale, a former resident of Jola. died at the home of a cousin. Arnold: Mathis, in Neosho Falls last 'night at 9:15. He was 39 years old, and his death occurred Just seven weeks to a day after his brother Frank Arnold, also a former lolan. died 111 Leavenworth. . The funeral will be held Sunday at, 2:30 p. m. at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Frank Wliite. In Neosho Falls and burial will be made in .the Neosho Falls cemetery. :^ Mr. Dale was a brother of s: E. I>ale who lives in lola. He lived In lola until about five j-ears ago when he moved to Neosho Falls. WEATHER and ROADS FOR KANSAS—Generally fair to- jnig-hi and Saturday except unsettled -in Southeast portion tonight; slightly varmer Saturday. . FOR. lOLA—.XTnsettled tonight; faii^ Saturday; slightly warmer to- |jii.?I>t. • Temperature — Highest yesterday 51, lowest last night, 33; normal for today 34; excess yesterday 8; excess .since Januarj' 1st. 338 decrees; this date last year—highest 35; lowest :24. I . Precipitation for the . 24 hours ending at 7 a. m. today, .00; totu! for i this year to date. 1.C7; deficiency since January .55 Inches. Relative humidity at 7 a. m. tb- |dnyi 80 per 'cent; barometer reduced to .sea level, 29.79 IncUcs. Kalnsaii Weather and Dirt Roads. Emporia, cloudy, roads fair. Ottawa., cloudy, roacs sllpixsry. Manhattan, cloudy, roads good, ebffeyvllle, light rain, roads good. Sallna, cloiidy, roads gooa. ipittsburg, cloudy, roads «ood. lAxkansas City, Wichita, cloudy, roads good- ^opeka, cloudy, roads good. Washington. Feb. 17. <AP)—The make-up of his cabinet engaged President-elect Roosevelt in separate conferences with three senators today as his special train sped across Virginia and Maryland to New York. Whatever conclusions were reached by him and Hull of Tennessee. Glass of Virginia and Cutting of New Mexico, remained to be disclosed, however, as all the participants kept tight lips. More than a himdred police and plain clothes men guarded the vicinity of the Roosevelt car during the twenty minute stop here, with Chief W. H. Moran of the secret service in charge. There was no crowd. Persons in the presidential party apparently took It for granted that the conferences would determine whether Senator Hull would be secretary of state or secretary of the treasury after March 4, with much hinging on. whether Senator Glass would return to the treasury post he has had before. [ Expectation that he would not a.ssent to the assignment was evident in some quarters, with the name of WUllam H. Woodin of New York—close associate of Mr. Roosevelt—entering as a possibility for the treasury should Glass decline and Hull get state. Senator Hull said he discussed the general economic situation while with the president-elect. "We talKed over-the speeding of business recovery in every soimd and practicable way," he put It. "Mr. Roosevelt Is going Into every phase of the economic situation. He has very definite Ideas in mind." Hull boarded the train at Richmond and left it here, while Glass and Cutting Joined the party here and were expected to leave at Baltimore. Cutting was Ijelieved at the Capitol to be giving his decision on whether to liecome secretary of the Interior. He Is-an independent Republican, but supported Roosevelt in the campaign. FIRE DESTROYS MARK HOUSE ON Ef»rly Morning Blaze the Worst in Years Within City Limits ORIGIN IS UNKNOWN WRONG TIP GIVEN Author of Register Bridge Problem Apologizes for Mistake. Here Is what hundreds of bridge fans in Allen county have been waiting for for nearly a week: lOLA REGISTER lOLA KANSAS CORRECTION LAST! MONDAYS TIPS NORTH TAKES THIRTEENTH TRICK INSTEAD EAST STOP SUGGEST PUBLICITY CORRECTION TODAY THOUSAND APOLOGIES GRACE CARVER RANSOM The Register trusts that the above telegram, received today from Tulsa and passed along to "Hand of the Week" fans with The Register's as well as Miss Ransom's apologies, will result in some easing of the tension that has existed in lola bridge circles since Monday — also some relief for tired telephone operators connecting The Register's bridge editor with baffled patrons wanting to know HOW in the blankety blank East could possibly take the thirteenth trick without North, South, and West all losing, their minds! The Register will try to guarantee that no similar slips occiu" In printing future "Hands of the Week." A staff of bridge experts will be enlisted to check future hands against the "tips" to see that nothing Is obviously wrong. Faulty Wiring or Chimney Possible Cause, Chief Thrasher Says Fire early this morning destroyed the residence owned by George Marr, lola hardware and Iniplement dealer, at the comer of Colborn abd Broadway, in one of the most serious conflagrations seen in lola in a number of years. The building together with its contents was a total loss. Fire Chief Ralph Thrasher, said that the cause of the Are could not be definitely determined, but said that it might have originated because of a faulty chimney or faulty wiring. Insurance was said to cover about half of the loss. The alarm was turned In at about 3 a. m. and the department responded by sending the pump truck. A line wos laid from a hydrant close to the house and when It was found that more water was needed another wai laid from the comer of Madison and Oak, two blocks away .Because the regular city system does not provide suCaclent pressure to force adequate water through such a long line, the pumper was taken to the Madison Intersection and used on that line. Chief Thrasher said that the fire had gained such headway when the department i arrived that it was impossible to enter the house. Dense smoke filled the lower part of the building prohibiting entrance. "The Are probably started in the upper part of the house and burned for some time there slowly," the chief' said, "imtil it burned a hole through the roof. Then there was no stopping it." Only the charred remains of the north wall remained standing when the flames were finally brought im- der control at about 9 a. m. All day one member of the force was kept at the .scene with a hose connected, ready to extinguish any blaze that might be reklncfled. Steam and smoke were still issuing from the mlns In mid-afteraoon. Mrs. Marr was the first to discover that something was wrong in the house last night. Mh Marr said that she came to his ' room and awakened him, telling him that she thought someone "was In the house. They listened for a moment and then smelled smoke. They each snatched some article of clothing and fled from the hotise. The smoke was so dense in the lower part. Mr. Marr said, that they could hardly get through. Everything in the except what clothing they carried out with them wsls burned. Mr. Marr said this afternoon that they did not know yet where they will live until they can establish another home. No exact estimate of the loss could be made today. Jury Frees Welshman of Globe-Trotter's Murder Foreman Savs Lighting Aboard Yacht Cjarma Inadequate to Enable Grew td Positively Identify "Stranger in Gray," Believed to Have Slain Fjicturesque Captain. Long Beach, Calif.i Feb. 17. (AP.) The state's explanation of the sensational slaying of "Captain',' Walter Wanderwell—a mystery with backgroimd and developments rivaling detective fiction—was rejected by a Jury. ! . i On the fourth ballot, the jury late last night freed 23-year-old William James ("Curly") Guy of the charge he slew the leader of an adventure-seeking band of eight yotmg women and seven men the night of last December 5. . The almost fantastic career of Wanderwell, 39-year-dld Polish- bom soldier of fortune, was ended by a pistol bullet aboard his yacht "Carma," docked in the ocean harbor here. , In a few days, the Carma, a former rum-running craft • bought at a customs auction, was to have put out for Hawaii, the South Seas and Oriental ports on a vagabond cruise for which the strangely assorted "crew" members were charged >160 each. Guy was not a member of the crew, but he and his wife were REPEAL METHOD LEGAL QUESTION Authorities Puzzle Over Who Most Create Various Conventions KIDNAP SUSPECT TAKEN Rnm Runner Held by Denver Police For Questioning In Abduction Of Charles Boettcher Washington,- Feb. 17 (AP)— By 115 to 46, the Democrats of the house of representatives Ijound themselves in caucus today to support prohibition repeal when It is voted on Monday under suspension of the rdles. Twenty-seven of the 220 Democrats will not be requli^d to vote in favor, however. Inasmuch as thei' gave notice prior to the vote in the caucus that they desired ;to be excused from Its straight rule because of previous commitments to tlielr constituencies. : •. members of a 1931 automoWle-shlp exijeditlon,' Buenos' Aires to San t nciscoj which they left in [ Cen- America after a quarrel with leader, Wanderwell. This quar- was offered by the prosecution asja motive for Wanderwell's killing. Receiving the verdict with a chkracteristic smile and thanks to eaih of the jurors, Guy was taken immediately to the county jail at Los Angeles to await disposition of a pharge of illegally enterhig this country. The charge has Ijeen pending almost since the .time fhe was arrested December 7 in theimiu-der case. "The Jury took the case at 5 p. m. yesterday and reported a verdict at 10:35 p. m. A vote of 9 to 3 for acquittal was unofficially reported cast on the first ballot. A. R. Montgomery, Jury foreman, said the Jurors believed lighting conditions about the yacht 'afforded too great a possibility for error by members of the crew who identified the debonair young Welshman as ."the stranger In gray" who appeared at a porthole and asked for Wanderwell Just before the shooting. At the start of the trial the Jury was taken aboard the Carma to study the slaying scene. Edwin Delarm, Arapahoe Indian aviator, and. the latter's family, testified Guy was at their home in Glendale, 30 miles from the harbor at Ithe time Wanderwell was killed. Guy was captured In a small, un- Ughted house in the Los Angeles river bottoms two nights after the killing. He . said that he, knowing he jwould be sought in the case, was hiding for fear his alien status would be disclosed and he would be deported. He admitted having a "grudge" against Wanderwell but denied he slew him. FIRE HOSES EFFECTIVE Denver, Colo., Feb. 17. (AP)— Jack Stlngley, 35, described by authorities as a nun nmner, :was arrested by operators from the district attorney's office today for questioning In connection with the $60,000 ransom kidnaping of Charles Boettcher II, Denver broker. His arrest was announced by Ray Humphreys, chief investigator, who said he also learned the kidnapers changed automobiles four blocks from the Boettcher home last Sunday night w:hen the 31-year-old heU- to a fortime was abducted. Stingley, the Investigator said, could give authorities valuable information concerahig the abduction but was not implicated in it. Humphreys said he had been searching for Stingley since Sunday. THEATER GROUP HOLDS MEET Organization to be Perfected at Gathering on Wednesdaiy. Ninth Silver Medal Contest The ninth silver medal contest to be sponsored In lola by the W. C. T. U. and presented by Mrs. J. W. Hud.son will be held at 7:30 next Sunday evening in the Trinity Methodist chm-ch. . The program will Include the following Orations: "America's Putiu-e on the Seas," by Frank Aten; "The Two Paths." by Merrls Dice; "Helnrich's Story," by Melvin Hayes; "The Awakening," by Alma Hudson; "America Shall Not Go Back," by Fremont CUnkln- beard. The first meeting of a group which will constitute Iota's Little Theater guild in the near future, was held in the Kelley hotel last night under the leadership of Mrs. Lillian Wright and the Rev. R. D. Snuffer. About fifty persons were present. Th? purpose of the meeting was to afford opportunity for the appointment of committees which will enable the club to be duely organized at its next meethig, and to outline the scope' of the activities of the club. Mrs. Wright acted as secretary as Mr. Snuffer, who has had previous experience In similar organizations, suggested plans for the new association. Committees will report and the officers elected at the next meeting which is to be held next Wednesday in the Kelley hotel at 8 p. m. Everybody is invited. France Funeral Today. The funeral of Charles Edward France, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. France of lola, was held today in Femley, Nev. His death occurred Monday of this week following an illness, caused by blood poisoning. Mr. France moved to Nevada about seven years ago after having lived in lola for 20 years, most of whlcli time he was employed at Fryer's grocery store. Washington,: Feb. 17. (AP)—Just what legal mechanism will control ratification of prohibition repeal if and when ^bmitted to the people—may depend on how quickly some state legislature acts. Should the house follow the senate's leadership, repeal of the Eighteenth amendment would go to state conventions |for ratification. This method was favored by both party platforms. But never before has a constitutional amendment been ratified by a convention. It's always been done in the past by state legislatures. Opinions differ over the untried convention plan. Some legal students believe congress myst create the conventions. Others contend it is piwely a state function.; A. Mitchell Palmer, a former attorney general, insists that "either congress has the necessary power or no one has it." But Representative James M. Beck of Pennsylvania, a former solicitor general. Insists ^Just as vigorotisly thit creating and maintaining the conventions is a state function. One of the capltol's outstanding constitutional authorities—Chairman Simmers of the house. Judiciary committee—sides with Palmer. But he adds that should a state go ahead and call a convention of the type which ratified the Constitution itself, "I would not go so far as to say that action was illegal." That Is, if the house votes repeal Monday and a state legislature took immediate action to summon a ratifying convention properly representing the people, Sumners believes such ratification would be constitutional. I Though Representative LaGuardla- (R., N. Y.) has under preparation a bill for federal supervision of the conventions, even i friends of the measure doubt its passage this session. So It is highly probable some state legislature maty take the first step. 1 Wrapped up in the whole puzzle Is the question—who will pay the bills for, the conventions? If the federal ~ government provides for them, presumably it must meet the costs,,but if a state goes ahead, the expenses probably will be paid out of the state treasury. OVLER TAIL-LI 6 HT BILL IN Draws Comment with Proposal to Make Pedestrians Carry Lanterns. Topeka. Feb. 17. (AP)—If the senate carries out its indicated intention, it may be unlawful in the future for a pedestrian to .walk along the public; highways after dark without carrying a red lantern. Considering yesterday a bill which also would make It unlawful to drive a horse-drawn vehicle on a road after dark .without displajing a red light, the ^nate refused to kill t >ie measure and, sent it back to committee for re-draftIng to Include farm maclilnierj' being pulled along roads by motor vehicles. The object of numerous facetiously suggested amendments. Including one to make the measure apply U> geese flying across the country, the bill was staunchly supported by enough senators it from being kiUed. i There is no penalty provided in the bill for failure to comply with the < red llghti provision but such failure woiud bar recovery of damages from Imotorists in case of an accident. ' The bill was introduced by Senator Oyler (p) of Tola. Seattle Army of Unemployed Routed From County-City Building by j Police and. Firemen ARRAIGNMENT OF ITALIAN OFF UNTIL MORNING Judge Delays Proceedings After Securing Defense For Accused Assassin CHEERFUL PRISONER Zangara Nonchalant and Unconcerned by Crowds In Miami Court Room Miami, Pla.. Feb. 17. (AP)— The Dade county medical asso- , elation was asked today, to appoint physicians on a sanity commission to examine Giuseppe Zangara, charged with the attempted assassination of President-elect Roosevelt. The request was made l>y the three al- tomeys by Criminal <3ourt Judge" E. C. Collins to defend Zangara. I Seattle. Feb. 17. (AP)—An "army of unemployed demonstrators today was on the outside "looking in," after being pushed, dragged and dripn by fire hose from the county- citjr building In which it had can^ped since Tuesday night. With leaders claiming they had won thcjr aims to "crystallize sentiment" the demonstrators peacefully dispersed late last night, after parading, singing and shouting through the streets to their new headquartere in a nearby section." Only a few minor casualties, mpstly confined to bruises, occurred Ih the twp-hpur meiee. "Committees will be organized to woijk to unite our forces for a huge march on Olympla March 1," an anriouncement from the Unemployed Citizens' league said. Dispersing of the throng was accomplished. by deputy sheriffs, .100 policemen and two pieces of fire apparatiLS. Siouting and singing their rallying song, "Solidarity," to the tune of 'Glory,! Glory, Hallelujah," most of |the demonstrators were ejected with Uttle resistance. They had been instructed by their leaders and self- depjutlzed "police" not to resist forcibly. CJnce outside, however, a group of more than 400 tried to push their way batik In through a door, held by ibetween 25 and 30 deputies. At that time, the hosemen on the eighth floor above turned on the water. The drenching drove the throng back from the doors. The parade through the streets to their new headquarters was alriiost immediately organized. The demonstrators included many women and small children. They slept in the corridors, on benches or on window sills of the buildings. Leaders ^id between 5000 and 6000 persons were involved from 71 cities In the state. Possession of the coimty-city building |was taken when the Khig county commissioners refused the demands of a group 01 unemployed for groceries worth, $13.50 weekly for each family and three days work each week at $4.50 a day. MEN'i^ ADVISOR TO SPEAK. Uni%-crsity of Kansas Professor Before] Current Topics Clob Miami,. Fla., Feb. 17. (AP)—Without hearing a single phase ot the case. Criminal Judge E. C. Collins in a five-minute court session, today postponed until tomorrow the arraignment of Gulseppe Zangara, charged with the attempted assassination of President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt. i Walking to the front of the 'courtroom, in front of the bench, Judge Ck>lIIns briefly announced the appointment of three lawyers to represent the 33-year-old Italian, and then ordered him returned to the county Jail pending formal arraignment at 10 a. m., tomorrow. . Arralgimient of Zangara on charges of Intent to murder three of five other persons, shot during an unsuccessful attempt on the life of Roosevelt, also was postponed. until tomoirow. Those three persons are Mls;s Margaret Kruls of Newark, N. J.: Wililam Sinnott, New York policeman, and Russell Caldwell of Cocoanut Grove, Fla. Instead of Roosevelt. They were slightly woimded when Zangara attempted to kill the president-elect shortly after he returned here Wednesday^ from a fishing cruise off the coast o? Florida. ; No charge has yet been placed jj: against the nian for the shooting of Mayor Anton J. Cermak of Chicago and Mrs. Joe GUI, Miami, who were seriously wounded during thu affray. Authorities are withholding action in their case pending the outcome of their wotmds. Shortljr^fore noon, Zangara. unshackled and nonchalant, was led into the courtroom by-chief deputy Guy Reeve and deputy O. J. Augenbaugh, and seated inside the rail The coiutroom was filled and more than a hundred- persons stood in the corridor. Dressed in a light blue spotted shirt, open at the throat, and white sport trousers and shoes, Zangara gazed uninterestedly about the courtroom and chatted Intermittently with the two deputies, while walling for Judge. Collins to appear. No Disturbances. Sheriff Dan Harde had 20 deputies, stationed throughout the crofvd- cd{courtroom to prevent any possible demonstration against the assassin. There was no disturbaice. but as the crowTwas filing oui. of the door after the adjoummmt, deputy Virgil Ector forcibly ejected an imldentlfled man, who attempted to loiter near the prisoner. The man was not arrested. When Judge Collins arrived, he strode to the front of the room, and without mounting the bench, held up his hand to quiet the spectators. "Before the hearing starts," Judge CJoUins said, "1 want to annoimce I have conferred with several prominent attorneys, who are Lewis Twyman, president of the Dade county bar association; J. McCaskill, pasL president of the association; anu Alfred A. Rata a member of our own t>ar, who speaks Italian. "They have consented to represent the defendant. I will now recess comt imtil 10 o'clock tomorrow morning." , To a Conference. Judge Colltas conferred briefly with the attorneys and then deputies escorted Zangara over to them for a conference. Six deputies surrounded Zangars as the spectators, craning necks for a good glimpse of the prisoner filed out of the room. Zangara seemed uninterested in the crowd or the short proceedings. Soon after the adjournment, the prisoner was led back to his cell in the jaU atop the twenty-first floor of the county courthouse, wliere he again talked with the attorneys. Since his arrest following the SORROmNG FRIENDS LAY BOXER TO-REST. Wrentham, Mass., Feb. 17. (AP) From the little white house he bought his mother with his first prize ring earnings, the body of Emie sdtiaaf, \tras home today • by sorrowing friends to its last ' resting place. Through hushed streets, a two-mile' automobile cortege passed from the Schaaf home to tiny, St. Mary's church, where Rev. Walter J. Mitchell,, pastor, chanted a solemn high mass of requiem. . Five cars were filled with flowers. The largest tributje was ' from Primo Camera, giant Italian under whose gloved flst Schaaf fell In Madison Square Garden last Friday night. Mrs. Lucy Schaaf, mother of . the late aspirant for the heavyweight crown, required the 'sup- Ijortlng arms- of her husband. Ernest, and her son. Nelson, 15, as she came up the church steps. After the services the cortege went to St. Mary's cemetery, Foxboro. Tliere a navy firing squad sent up a parting volley and a marine bugler soimded taps. The speaker for the Current Topics club at Its next meeting, which will be l^eld Monday evening, February 20. at the Kelley hotel, will be Prof.. Henry. Werner of the ,state 1 shooting Wednesday night, Zangara university. Mr. Werner is men s ad- ' h„,. ».ov.„„ , , _ , , has . taken ho food. Yesterdav V^ZJ^^^^^r^ r'^L'Tlt fi.-o-i^-^S he had a.half cup otS- extremeljr interesting experiences in dealing with Kansas university stu- derits. During the past year particularly a much greater number than usual of !the students have been obliged tp work their way through school, and all of them have advised with Professor Wemer in regard to the!|matter. The shifts and devices to 'iyhich the boys have resorted In order to earn their expenses and at the kame timo (farry on their university; work make! a story of most unusual human interest. li Deajth of W. A. Riley. : Mrs. C. E. Lehman received word todaiy of the death of her brother, W. A. Riley, in Albuquerque, N. M.. last||night. The funeral will be held In /tlbucjuerque and he will be biu'- ied i there. Mr. Riley was bom in lola 65 years ago and worked in the smelters here for. many yea ?3 before going to New Mexico. He is siu^ved by his wife and seven children. fee and yesterday afternoon he took a full cup. He said he was dietli; because of a stomach ailment. MRS. ROOSEVELT TO SLASH CQSJ^S Living Expenses at White House to Be Reduced by 25%, She Says New York, Feb. 17. (AP)—In line with the policy of her husband, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt is laying tent-- ative plans to cut the expenses of the White House 25 per cent, she said today on her return from Ithaca, N. Y. "Of course I can't say positively what I am going to do until I get down.;there and see how my plans will work," said Mrs. Roosevelt, but FrankUn has asked me to do this in accordance with his policy to cut all governrhent expense 25 per cent, and that is my aim." ; According to her present plans, Mrs. Roosevelt will get along with nine or ten fewer servants than there are now on the White House staff. Other economies will be effected by a saving in. food and a cutting down of the general household expenses. Cut Servant Staff. "1 believe there are now 32 serv- aiits on the staff," she said. "I am jjlanning to have 23. I think I shall be able to get along with that number regularly. Of course .for big, formal parties I shall"have to call in extra help." Mrs. Roosevelt is, going to try to decrease the staff of housemen at the executive mansion by two. The Roosevelts are taking with them half a dozen servants who have been with them a long tlnie. They are the chauffeur, Roosevelt's valet, Mrs. Roosevelt's maid, a'cook, a kitchen maid, and their biitler, who will be given a position as houseman. Mrs. Roosevelt's arrival this morning from Ithaca, where she made a speech yesterday on the prograni of Farm and Home Week at Comell university,,was quiet fend informal. In contrast to the reception with elaborate police protection planned for her husband pn his arrival later in the day from the south. To Home For Breakfast. William Egan, Pennsylvania station master who always greets her husband, met her and escorted her to a takicab. Accompanied by two friends she went to her home on East Sixty-fifth street for breakfast. Asked for comment on the attempted assassination of her husband and her attitude toward seeking protection for herself and other members of her family, she referred to a formal statement she gave out last night and said: "That's all I'm going to have to say on that subject." Her signed statement, given out In Ithaca last night, read: "I have been asked by, a number of people as to my attltiide in view of recent occurrences' toward seeking protection for myself, and for my family and additional protection for my husband. "I do hot believe in advising as to what precautions are .necessary for my husba;nd. This Incident has undoubtedly not disturbed him except for his anxiety for those who were injured. "As far as I am concerned. I cannot imagine living in fear of a possible death." JAPAN WILL NOT ACCEPT REPORT SENT BY LEAGUE Tokyo Repfesentiative Acts' Quickly After Message Goes Out ] HOPE FOR THE ^ST League Fearful ":boll ^Action May Toiidh Off World Conflict . RELIEF AMENDMENT Loans on Any Needful Projects ~ Would be Authorized by Senate Correction. John Fleming, principal of the senior high school, has been elected to the office' of superintendent of schools, members of the lola school board said today to correct the statement yesterday that the position now held by A. M, Thoroman has been left vacant. A. E. Garrison, they said, has also been reelected ta the school sysuim and .will occupy a position subordinate only to Mr. Fleming. Robertson Funeral Sunday. The funeral of Mrs. Isabelle Robertson, whose death occurred Wednesday night, will be held at the home, 621 North street, at 10:30.a. m. Sunday. Burial will be made at Urbana with services there in the afterupon. i Washington, Feb. 17. (AP)—The senate today amended the LaFol- lette-Costlgan unemploj-ment relief bill to provide that the reconstruction corporation may make loans for needful cor^struction projects, without the preseht requirement that they be "self-liquidating." The amendment sponsored by Senator Wagner (D., N. Y.), and described by him as Intended to "liberalize" the corporation's loan policy, went through quickly and without a record vote after several senators had expressed approval. Under the amendment loanfe may be made for projects which are, in the opinion of the corporation, "needful and in the public Interest." As approved it contained a section offered by Senator Tydings • (D., Md.). and' accepted by Wagner stating that loans may be made to corporations formed wholly for providing housing for naval, army and marine corps ofBcers. The amendment Included authorization too for the corporation to make available 5 million dollars for enabling credit insurance organizations to provide export credit guaranties. Geneva, Feb._ 17. (AP)'i—Lesa than an hour after the League of rfatlons had transmitted to all jthe ivorld's governments Its report jand recommendations on the Manchuri^ dispute today, Yosuke Matsuoka, the Japanese spokesman, said'hl.n government would hot accept them. He defended prcparatjons fpr invasion of the province of Jehijl, asserting: that Japan will jfight If she has to, but he evfidetj questions about the possibility of his ggvem- ment 's withdrawal from the league. Another snag appeared! in the attitude ;of the siwkesmari for, Russia, whose' government together with that of the United States, the league; asks to cooperate in .negotiations for a Manchuflan settlement. He Indicated' thatilRussla believes ;this new effort tojflndja solution, never will reach the .^tage of the negotiations propo.sed. The League of Nations Ireport-- sent to all nations of the world by the league's own wireless telegraph station,, .denounces Japani poli% in that territory and seeks Ithe £tid of the United States in scttlinf'r tlie dispute. ' Invitation to All. It declares against the' maintenance and recognition ot the estate of Manchuquo, proposes, new liego- tlaltlons between China and Japan, with'the league again assisting, and extends the i:ivitation to participate to Soviet Russia as well i to America. The report already has been, subscribed to by 19 leading members of the league. It will be submitted on Tuesday for ratificatieSn by the full league assembly, and will be debated on Friday and Satijrday of next week before a final v^te is taken. In asserting that Manchuria imust be retained under CThihese sovereignty, and in opposing recogilition of the state of Manchukuo, the report takes a position, alongside' tlliil. of ihe United States as enim(}iated • In the Stimson doctrine tiiail. the powers do not recognize territorial acquisition made by use of lohce. The report is based largely op the findings and conclusions of; the Ls'tton commission which, imde'r the auspices of the league, investisated the position in Manchuria not', long ago. But the assembly reportj goes even further than that commission went In censuring Japan for military ; aggression and in defending China's right to the three eastern (Manchurian) provinces. Challenge to Japan.. As a sequel to the Lytton njixirt, . the assembly's pronouncement xon- stltutcs with that document the mtfst ambitious International effort ever exerted to regulate a warlike struggle through peaceful nieans. It;,embodies the most severe- and arrMtirig indictment of the pol^«i of. a .great power which everWp- undertaken. / ~— jEn Issuing the reijort the ifrague leader^ experienced the extremes of at^rchenslon and hoi )e—appr&hen- siQn lest their bold move for coii- certed condemnation of a strong state might lead to rupture and a world conflagration; hope that this organized and solemn effort "miglit prove a tremendous victory for tlic world's peace machinery, and aipow- erful guarantee against later international distiu-bances. ; The Manchurian question must be settled according to the principles of the league covenant, tho Reliogg-Brland pact and the nlne- po^er treaty, thc'reirort asserts. Some of the Points. ; •These are some of the outstanding recommendations in thi; report: The state of Manchukuo must be dissolved and there must be set up 'in Manchuria a govemlh.^ organization under the sovereignty of and compatible with the administrative integrity of China. The dispute must be settled according to the principles of the league covenant, the Kellogg-Briand pact and the nine-power treaty. Japan mast withdraw its troopj from Manchuria. China and Japan, with 4 league committee assisting, should " open negotiations with a view to setllini; their dispute. •Ihe trnited States and Soviet Russia, both non-members oj thtv . league, will be invited to participate as memlxr of that league coiiunlt- tee. AMOS N, RANSOM IS D£AD Father of Lallarpe Man Snccnmbs : At Home of His Son There. Amos N. Ransom died at ihe .home of his son, H. K. Ransom, 16 La- Harpe last pight at)9 o'clock, at the age of 66. He had been iri poor health for some time. The Rev. Will Ho^erton will conduct the funeral service Sunday at 2 p. m. In the LaHarpe Methodist church. Burial Is to follow In the Lajiarpe cemetery. ! . : I^. Ransom leaves his widow, two sons, and one daughter. The children are H. K. Ransom, Walton Ransom, of Alma, and Mrs. Idelle dJhes- iney, Neosho, Mo^ He had been Hving ;with his daughter until about .two weeks ago, when he came to stay wl^ his son in LaHarpe.

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