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STATE HISTORICAL SOtit:.' COM P. / TO^PEKA ,KA«S. VOLUME XXXVI. No, 97. Successor to The . lula Daily RocordJ toU Daily Register, The and lola Daily Index. lINITEDfRONT i Fi)R FARM AID State P'armers' Union Ex- ectitive Speaks at La- Harpe Last Night TIIREE-POINT PLAN Stabilization j of Foreign I Currency! Pres^n^ Problem ' Cal Ward, state president of the Farmers',Union, spoke befpre a capacity audience of farmers in the - LaHarpe high school auditorium last nigjit. pleading that the fanners of Kansas through their ten organizations, present a united front in their _ demands for relief. Atw^t three hundred persons attended. .The meeting was sponsored by the . AU^n County Farmers' •'Onlpn and ; was open to evcryboc^y. irrespective of fanri organization afflliaftions. On i the; program with Mr. W^rd was a ! mlsed quartet, composed of 'Willis - Kerr, John McDonald, Mrs. Fronk Stevenson, and Mrs. Lutle Livlngs- ; ton. Harokl Remsberg played a ' trombone .s61o. and orchestral' music wa« furnished by students of .the LaHarpe high school,under the direction of Edria OLsh. Floyd Lynn, stale secretary for the Union, spoke briefly. Mr. Lynn formerly lived In Neosho PMls but now has hlsfjieadquarters in Salina. Mr. Ward came to LaHarpe to tell, the; farmers of his activities, as "legislative loader" for the ten farm organizalicins in Kansas. The Farm- crs'J Union, the Farm Bureau, and thcj Grange are the Uiree largest at •-, the; present tim?. His work, he ex- ~. pla ned. is to act as a representative of-fall the organizations in seeking , relijBf legislation from state and national law making bodies. Toward that end he has not only been active in Topcka, but has conferred with congressional leaders and with Pre.sident-clect Roosevelt himself. For 9 Three-Poirit Program. ' The faiTO organizations he-represents, Mr. Ward said, are seeking _ enactment of a three-point program' for agricultural relief.. The first thing to be accomplished is ihe guarantee of cost of production to the famer. Tlie second is fafm debt refinancing, and the third, and possibly the,'most Important, Is • the revival of w;orld trade in agricultural products through s^billza- tibn of foreign currencies. ."The biggest cause of farm diffl- cuttlca today," Mr. Wyd said, "is tHat we arc not j able to sell our surpluses to foreign nations because of t^ieir depreciated currencies and because of tariff walls^hey have erect- eil. If their ciirrencies were to be put back on a gold standard tomorrow, world trade would be given a forward Impetiis which would be felt in every farm jin this country." ; On the second point in the legislative program sought by the organizations, Mr. Ward said that although there were five times as many foreclosures in Kansas last ye&r as there were four years ago. It still iis less than many persons JBupposc, aiid far less than the per- .^centagesreported In many other 'states. "The people of Kansas have a ^reputation all over the nation, and especially In the East, of being safe and siane. j Don't Roek the Boat. "I plead with you people of Kan- isas not to rock the boat at a time when you enjoy more confidence ?than any oth west." Mr. Ward AIRPLANE, NOT A CART, MODERN WAY The roar of an airplane motor instead of the proverbial, tinkle of a bell will herald the approach of the fish vendor in lola from now on if plana made by Merle Smith, Colony aviator, mateJrlalize. ^mlth this week delivered 81 pounds of fresh trout fromi a spot in the Ozarks to lola and sold every fin and fJljpper of it- bringing the consignment in hLs airplane which he keeps hangared in the lola airport. His venture was so successful that Smith not only intends to continue his trips ^veekly, but to extend his rapid deUyery service to Chanute and Ottawa. Smith sold aU of; ihe fish he brought this week to individuals through R. L. Helmari, 511 North Second, who is his representative here. In the future, however, he intends to supply meat markets in the local grocery stores with fish. The fish are taken' from a privately owned-lake near Neosho, Mo. TOLA, KAS., SATURDAY EVEN er state in the Middle- said that he was received very cjordially by Mr. Roose• • vclt and he jis convinced that the >presldent-ele^t is determined to help • relieve the fajrm situation if he can possibly do po. He said that Mr. Roosevelt told him that he will bend Jiis every effort to accomplish the enactment of any program upon V which the farm' oi-ganizations of the I country can agree.. In conclusion, Mr. Ward told the ; audience that "only through united T effort win it be possible for the farmers to ^ut their own industry Jon a par-with the others of the . nation." \ At-the meeting last night it was announced I that the Allen county '. Farmers' Uiilon had won a second i. prize of $30 In the state membership contest. ; Newton for Judfrc. • Washington, Feb. .18. (AP)— President Hiover today named Walter H. Newton, his secretary since 1929, to be k United States district Judge,in the district of Minnesota, sending his pame to the senate despite the ban there upon all confirmations. I WEATliER and ROADS FOR KA? SAS: Generally fair tonight and S nnday: slightly warmer tonight: so newhat colder Sunday In northwes and north-centr^ por- •-tlons. ' I For lola] and 'Vieinity: Fair to. nifcht and Sunday; slightly warmer tonight. Temperature — Highest yesterday. ; 50: lowest last night, 22; normal for - today,'34; jpxcess yesterday, 2; excess since iuanuary 1. 340 degrees; this date last year, highest, 44; lowest 27. \ ' , Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7 today, .00; total for /this year to date. 1.67; deficiency Vsin^e January 1, .62 inch. Relative humidity at 7 a..m. today, 83 per! cent: barometer reduced to sea leve|i, 30.11 Inches. -Sun rises, 7:08 a. m.; sun sets, 6:04 p. ni.\[- Kansas weather and Dirt Roads. Emporia' I Manhattan, Salina, Ottawa. Coffeyyille, Pittsburg, Arkan- fefls City, fyVichita, "topeka,- clear BARNETTWILL INTO RECORDS Defense Move Expeetec On Monday in Rich Indian's Case Los Angeles, Feb. 18. (AP)—Presentation in court of a will allegedlj made by Jackson Bamett, ".world'i richest Indian," under which all hli millions would go to his white wife Mrs. Anna Laura Lowe Bamett, wU be the next defense move in th( government's suit to invalidate th( marriage of the Oklahoma couplf and compel Mrs. Bamett to reston $550,000 to her husband's estate. Thomas P. Cruce, Mrs. Baraett'i attorney, said the original will drawn up In 1923, would be rea<: into the evidence when the case iJ resumed next Tuesday. The will wai prepared by E. S. Booth, special assistant attorney general, but U. S Commissioner D. B. Head refusec to attest it on the grounds Barnett was an incompetent. Under lt« conditional terms, Mrs. Bamett was to receive the entire estate in the event the gift to her of the $550,000 was deducted by order of the feil^ eral courts. Louis J. Somers, former federal court clerk, later, .attested the will and witnessed Bamett's thumbprint signature. A former United States deputy marshal, R. J. Bailey, who. now raises hogs In Oklahoma, testified in a deposition yesterday that Mrs. Bamett once hurled epithets at him and threatened to "plug" him when he served a body judgment on Barnett to insure his appearance in Oklahoma for a court hearing. Bailey said he found Bamett directing traffic on a busy Inter-section in Los Angeles, near his home,; and served him with the papers. W. H. Casey, of Henryetta, Okla., said he visited Bamett and his wife in a Coffeyvllle. Kas., hotel and that Mrs. Bamett had locked her husband in the bathroom for fear he would be kidnaped. He said that when he assured her he was friendly toward her she bought him a meal. J. M. Stewart, former federal investigator, later an Oklahoma bink guard said Bamett's oil lease wealth caused the bank offlcitils to hang a picture. Qf the Indian on its walls. He said Bamett would enter the bank and stand for hours gazing on the picture. M. C. Jones, cowboy marriagej clerk in Okemah, Okla., testified he refused to issue a license to Bamett and Mrs. Lowe after he asked the Indian if he wished to be m^wrlerf and received the reply, "monks,"] which he said was Creek for "no." INCOME TAX BILL TO BE OFFERED ON NEXT MONDAY Senate and House Committees Agree on Proposed Measure A 2% MINIMUM LEVY Incomes Less Than $1,500 Exempt Married Couples from Law ROAD MEETING HELD Every Township, in County Represented In lola Yesterday. Every township in Allen county was represented yesterday in a meeting held in the court house at the call of A. W. Young, county engineer. It was the first of the two meetings of townsliip boardis which Kansas law requires be held during each year. About forty men were present, including the county commissioners. Problems pertaining to township roads and the use&of township taxes were discussed, Those present included William Hess. H. V. Adams. Joe McKInley, A. W. Young, Joe Cheha.ske. A. M. Dunlap, Jay Hall, S. W. Harris, B. F. Dozler, C. F. Harris, Dell Adams. F. E. Knapp, Lee .Chicken, George Barnbv, Wesley Jewell, J. N. Linquist. T. N.Thompson. .W. W. Wallace, J. R. Howard, John Carter, H. H. Strack, J. P. Willhite, O. E. Strubhart.iC. C. Gregory, J. E. Sherrill. E. S. Davis, Carl Shively, How' E. H. Brown, Will Ens- E. Wood, Ray Morris, E. 1 Victor Nelson,. George F. F. E. Colwell, F. H. Mc- Alan E. Fitzslmmons, L. Topeka. Feb. 18. (AP)—The assessment and taxation committees of the senate and house have agreed upon an income tax bill which will be introduced Monday at the opening of the seventh week ot the biennial session of the legislature. As approved by the jotat committees late ^ast night, the bin proposed a graduated scale of rates from 2 to 6 per cent on net personal Incomes, and a flat rate of 3 per cent on corporation incomes. The proposed personal income rate scale: ' First $1,000, 2 per cent; second $1,000, 2%. per cent: third $1,000, 3 per cent: fourtli $1,000, 3 VJ per cent; fifth $1,000, 4 per cent: sixth $1,000, 5 per cent, and all incomes in ex- ce-ss of $6,000, 6 per cent. Exemptions would be $750 for single persons, $1,500 for married persons, and $200 for each dependent under 21 years of age. Revenue frorh the tax would be paid Into the state general revenue fund, with the. provision that If there Is any surplus' it shall go to the soldiers bonus fund. Senator Harlan (R) of Manhattan, chairman of the sub-committee which prepared the bill, said he was unable to estimate how much revenue would be raised under the proposed plan; The income tax bill, it was an- noimced, would be introduced Monday In both the hoifee and senate, permitting printing of the measure which is to be referred to the, committees to enable them to hold another public hearing next Thursday night; • Both political parties had income tax planks in their state platforms last fall when the voters ratified an amendment authorizing the legislature to enact a graduated Income tax. The Republicans pledged the legislature "to use an revenue fromany Income tax to reduce substantially general property taxes." while the Democrats in advocating adoption off a Bradtwrted income tEpc pledged "all additional sources of revenue will be used to abolish the state levy and lower the direct tax upon property." > Both branches of thes legislature were In adjournment today until Monday, when the housje will meet at 10 a. m. and the senate at 2 p. m. B. P. W. CLUB ilEETS Miss Alice tV. Marble of Fort ScoH Main Speaker Last Night NG, FEB. 18, 1933. .The Weekly Register, Established 1867. The lola Daily Register. Established. 1897. FOUR PAGES Italy Indijgiian|; Over a French Aims ^Jltimaturii Mussolini'sJNewspap^r lilost Outspoken in Attacking French Position on Shipment of "Rifles tb Austria—Balkans j a Hive oif Discontent Over Boundaries. state <i Rome. jPeb. 18. (AP)—The entire Italian i}ress engaged in an attack on France teiday, charging an alleged ultimatum to Austria concerning ah arms shipment from] Italy was "camouflage" to take attention from anti-Italian military tprepa<- ratlons. ] ^Denials that the arms were ship- pled to Austria for war purpos^ there were coupled with countercharges that France arming Czechoslovakia and Jugdslavia. The Olomale D'ltalia of Rome and £>re- i^er-J Mussolini's own newspaper, Popolo Dltalia of Milan, were the most outspoken. ( I ;The so-called ultimatum, demaijidr Ing the Austrian government get rl(^ of the arms and supplies within yteeks. was published. Great B^Jtf aln was reported to have approyed the action by Prance on tiie grotipds that the concentration of arms 'Klia| lated the post-war peace treiaty with Austria. •(A Paris dispatch said the niite. tb Austria was presented Febm^ 11 and was malply in the naturejof 'a request for information as to the FARMER iS HONEST ISi BASIS OF CROP LOANS Agricnltural Department Does Not Intend to Hire Inspectors to See Acreages Are Rednded The Business and Professional women's club met last evenlng~at the Kelley hotel for a 6:30 dinner and regular monthly meettog with 39 In attendance. _It being International night, the dining room and tables were decorated with flags of the different nations and red, white and. blue streamers. The business meeting was brcsided over by the president, Miss AUce Miles. Miss Julia Williamson, health ichalrman, annoimc- ed that a bowling team was being organized; and asked all members who were; interested to meet at the bowling parlor^ next 'Wednesday evening at 7:30. The finance committee annoimced the quilt tea which the club will give at the Presbyterian church next Friday, Feb- mary 24. at 2:30 In the aftemoon and 8 o'clock in the evening. Madam Patt:e Hall, of Leavenworth, vrill give a talk on "The History of Patchwork Quilts in America." showing over 250 quilt blocks and giviiig the history of each nne. Tea will be served after the program and an aidmlssion of 15 cents 'will be charged. Miss Theta Brewer an- nouhced that the; district conference which was postponed from February 11 and 12, on account of bad weather, would be held at Olathe March 4 and 5 and that an interesting program has been prepared. The IntemationtU Relations committee. Mrs. Sara Bell chairman, had charge of the program of the evening. Miss Rose Frantz and Miss ard Hardy minger. E. H. Myer.s. Klotzbach Farren Jr. T. Stricklcr. Blast Shakes Steamer. Boston. {Ftb. 18. (AP)—The British steamer Baron Camegle arrived from Glastow today with one of her crew deadf another critically injured and two others less seriously hurt as a result of a terrific gas explosion in the holds .yesterday iafter- noon. Tht Baron Camegie carried 3500 tons of coal. —Joadin^ Increase. 'Washington, Feb*. 18 (AP) — The American} RaUway association announced ^oday that car loadings of revenue freight for the week ending February 1. were 501,320 cars, an Increase of 18.128 above the preceding week, but 60,215 below the corresponding week in 1932 and 219,369 ypSerisa;. ; . -I Faye net diiet accompanied by Miss Celeste sang sey aj^ the accompanist. The ad- dresd :of the eveidng *as given by Miss Alice Vf. Marble 'bf Fort Scott and was entitled "Our Foreign Friei ds." Miss Marble made ari eft- tended trip to Europe last summer and made Some very Interesthig comi lents on the public opinion and conditions as she observed them by oming In personal contact with leople especially in England, the Frarice and Germany. lion ply todair "W dent milllio] apF big vsrith neailng, Weast gave a violin and clari- priffith. Mrs. E. W. Haglund a: solo with Miss LUcllleiCanat- Psrtial Agreement Beached. Washington, Feb. 18. (AP)—(Congressional conferees on the 940 mil- dollar treasury-pMtoflBce sup- i reached a partial agreement under which the senate's provision for broad executive powers to aize the government was retain^ with slight changes and the 19 nillion dollar air mail fund restored. Hoover Sighs Interior BUI. ishlngton, Ffeb. 1. (AP)—Presi- Hoover today signed the 43 n dollar interior departmlent apprjopriatloh blll-^the second of the iU(>ply measures enacted the>lose of the session rapidly Washington, Feb. 18. (AP)—The theoiy that "the farmer is honest" will govem the agriculture department in making 1933 crop loans to those who agree to reduce theh- acreage. It does not intend to hire Inspectors to see that the reduction Is made. "He may be ablfe to get away with planting more," department officials said today. "But the farmer who chooses to break lils promise w:ill be taking chances. The act appropriathig the' funds provides stiff penalties for misrepresentation in loan applications—a fine of $1000 or six months in jaU, or both."*. A fund of 90 million dollars has been made available for .crop loans. To qualify a farmer must pledge an acreage cut of 30 per dent. The maximiun loan to any farmer wUl ,be $30fr under jregul^fcldris dra'vm by Secretary Hyde who also stipulated that acreage taken out of cash crop production niaiy be plpnted to any soil-buildln^ crop, inclading clover, alfalfa, and other legumes. The maxhnum loan last year was $400. j Application forms will be ready for distribution within nine days. Officials expect a niillion applica- tlonp to be received at the regional offices at 'Washington. WHhneapolls, Salt Lake City, Dallas. Memphis, and St. Louis. The acreage rediiction requirement will not apply to farmers growing less than 8 acres of cotton: 2>4 acres of tobacco; 40 acres of wheat; 20 acres of com; 2'^ acres of truck crops; 12 acres of sugar beets; 8 acres of potatoes and 30 acres of rice. ^ A maximum of $1200 will be lent to the tenants of one landowner. All loans will mature October 31 with interest at 514 per cent. They will be made only to farmers imable to obtain ftaanclng elsewhere and will be limited to $100 in cases of farmers who are delinquent in payments on two or more loans issiled in previous years. arms shipments in Hungary.) The French govemment was reported to have demanded that Austria investigate whether part of ^he arms ihad been re-shlpped to Hungary, which since the accession I of Premier Julius Goemboes has put special stress upon its close relations with Italy. It •was demanded, the alleged text said, that Austria either obtaih assurance of the entire re-shlpment of the arms to the point of origin or destroy them. r * , The (ptlomale said the French note evidently referred to the reported shipment of 40,000 rifles and 200 machine guns from Italy to Austria recentl:jr. The Italian foreign office told British and French ambassadors thjat Ihe shipment consisted of arms fprinerly owned by Austria, sent to Italy for repairs. (The official organ of ^he social Democratic pkrty In Vienna, the Arbeltei- Zeltung, said 40 carloads of rifles and machine guns originating In Italy passed through Austria to Hungary recently In a period of three days. British and French envoys in Vieima recently had Infor- matlonj from the govemment concerning the shipments.^Chancellor Dolfuss .refused to discuss the matter In the Austrian parliament.) The French note will lead to new International dissensions \(rtth grave effects, the Rome new.spaper said, contending the shipment was entirely legal. It said France and her so-called allies were engaged In war-like preparations. The little entente nations—Jugoslavia and Czechoslovakia—were involved In thiese preparations, it was charged. French-controlled armament factories In Czechoslovakia recently shipped 250 cannon to Jugoslavia, the Giomale said. (Italy's relations with Jugoslavia have been strained by border difficulties. Hungary, also Involved in the arms mystery, never has condoned its ' territorial losses to Jugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and Rumania. The areas of both Austrial and Hungary were greatly reduced after the war and have been a constant source of trouble between them and their new and strengthened neighbors.) POINT FOR QUINN DEFENSE. Bullets Identified as Coming From Gun Held By "State. Oklahoma City. Feb. 18. (AP)—C. Reber, state ballistics expert, said today the bullets which killed Jessie and Zexia Griffith, Blackwell sisters slain by a highwayman December 28, 1930. were fired from a pistol owned, the state alleges, by Earl Qulnn, who faces his second trial for murder In the death of Jessie at Enid nine days hence. Jas. H. Mathers, •HJhlte-halred at- tomey for the former Missouri convict sentenced to die upon his previous conviction in the slaying, haUed the statement as a strong defense point, asserting the alleged death pistol was not Quinn's but "planted." LEAGUE IN CHARGE Methodist .Yftiing People to.popdact 'Sniidlay Brenihg'Service The Sunday nlglit program at the First Methodist church will be given by the young people of the Epworth League assisted by the choir, the Rev. 'W. P. 'Wharton, pastor of the church annoimced today. The: following numbers will be given,' Alfred Anderson presiding: Scripture Harold Love "Why I believe in the church school" — Isla Elder "Why I believe in the Epworth, Liiague" Anna Wilson "Why I believe in Boy Scouts" . Robert Langsford and Reed ; Maxoii. "Why I j believe in the church"... 1.' Elmer McCarty "Why I believe In Cliristianity"... BeulaH Kern "Why I prefer the Christian religion to any other". .Robert'Evans "•Wliy I believe In social life for the church" ..Ada Bills "Why I believe In prayer" Stanley Lovestedc "Why I believe In a personal devotional life and the putting of first thingis first", .t.. .Chas. Funk Tlie offertory will be a violin duet by Lucille Stratton and James Reid. RAILROAD REFORMS NEEDED. L. F. Loree Tells Senate Committee His Views. Finance 'Washington; Feb. 18. (AP)—Far- flung, reforms by the railroads themselves, sweeping changes in I regulatory laws and inclusion off competing carriers In them were advocated today before the senate finance comnilttee by L. F. Loree, president of the Delaware & Hudson. ; ' . . I Loree, appearing in the committee's study of economic Ills arid ways to cure them, asserted "the need for adjustments are apparent on every hand." adding that "ihtel- Ugently made, the railroads might rapidly assume their old-time efficiency arid usefulness." ANOTHER DEUY PREVENTS TRIAL UNTIL MONDAY Would-Be Assassin Into Court for Short Time Only Today NO SANITY REPORT Defense Seeks Postponement on Groiinds of No Information Miami, Fla.. Feb. 18. (AP)— County Solicitor Charles A. Morehead today said he expected Gulseppe Zangara. who attempted to; assasstaate President-elect Roosevelt Wednesday night, either to plead guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity, wheii he is brought to trial Monday at 10 a. m. Mlaiml. Fla.. Feb. 18. (AP)-^Trial of Giuseppe Zangara. swarthy Italian who wounded five persons Wednesday night when he imsuccessful- ly shot five thnes at President-elect Roosevelt, was set today for in o'clock Monday. The action was taken after county soUcItor Charles' Miorehead, in the presence of a crowded court room, moved for a postponement from today until Monday on the ground defense attorneys had not received the report of a sanity coi.".- mlsslon appointed to examine the Italian. i Zangara's attorneys, appointed by criminal court Judge E. C. Collins, who will hear the charges of at- tempjt to murder preferred against him, are Levi-Is Twyman, president of the Dade county bar association; J. M. McCasklU, and Albert E. Rala. Zangara is charged with attempting to murder the president-elect, whom his bullets failed to strike, and three -victims of the bullets, Russell Caldwell of Cocoanut Grove Fla., Miss Margaret ICruIs of Newark. N. J.. and wmiam Slnnot, New York policeman. Italian Well Guarded. The tiny Italian who shouted defiantly on Thursday that he wished no attorneys to defend him In court, was brought into the courtroom by five husky deputies today, only to be taken back to his Jail cell a few minutes later. Spectators who jammed the comt roorojwere searched individually for weapons before they were permlttea to cnt?r. After th(9 brief cpurt session, Morehead said a sanity commission appointed yesterday to examine Zangara visited him In the county jail last night. The commission's report, he said, would i be given to the defense" attomeys tills afternoon. "Should either of Zangara's other victims—Mayor Anton Cermak of Chicago and Mrs. Joe H. Gill of Miami—succumb to their wounds, I will transfer the trials immediately to circuit court," Morehead said. "In event of death, the case will come under the capital crime classification, and cannot be handled in the criminal court." . Mrs. Gill and Cermak were reported sUghtly improved in advices today from Jackson Mlemorial hospital, where they are under treatment. Ed Carruth Regrets tie Did Not Accept Scott's Bridge Challenge Tliose persons who attended the | second annual ex-servicemeps' banquet sponsored by the Leslie J- Campbell post of the American Legion a week ago yesterday will be amused at a letter received by Angelo C. Scott, a guest at the^bari- quct. from Ed Carruth, department commander of the Legion who lives in Herlngton. . At the]banquet, Mr. Scott viras Invited to I speak by the toastmaster, J. C. Smith. He confined his remarks Iffrgely to an assertion that the moment Ed (3arruth hit Jflwn he starte^ bragging about his bridge prowess. A game had b^n arranged, Scott said, to begin Inmiedlate- ly after the banquet, and as a result he wouli abdicate his titoe as a speaker In order to begin as early as possltle the process which would keep R Portion at least df Carrutb's Herington money in lola. Carruih finally backed out of the game, however, biit his letter indicates he might well have cpurt- ,.• -.1.: ed the lady of chance rather thai- fall victim to the forces of fate. Carmth's letter in part: "Klnda' wish we had had the bridge game as I left money in lola anyway. It was a funny experiende. I stopped and changed a $10. bill before lea'vlng lola and at the hotel In Kansas City I gave the bell-hop $5 to pay for shaving cream and in aboui five minutes the Deparj;- ment of Justice had mc on the floor for attempting to pass counterfeit bills, i After some little time I proy- cd to their satisfaction that this money came from lola and they turned me^ loose. "Let it be a lesson to all young men entering and leaving lola to examine carefully and bite'all mon^y receh-ed In your fair. city. Outside of the above mentioned facts. I enjoyed my 'Visit in lola. I look forward to the day when I can return and organize a class' in Advanced Bridge.'?! ' ' i Best regards, ED. W. CARRDTH. 1 iDepartment Commander, Miami. Fla.. Feb. 18. (AP)—The follovring bulletin regarding the condition of Mayor Anton Cermak, seriously wovmded Wednesday night when Giuseppe Zangara attempted the Ufe ot President-elect Roosevelt, was issued at 9:45 a. hi.:' "Mayor Cermak continues to rest quietly and his general condition is favorable. Temperature, pulse and respiration normal. (Signed,? "Dr. J. 'W. Snyder. "Dr. T. 'W. Hutson, "Dr. E, S. Nlchol. "Dr. Karl Meyer, "Dr. Prank Jlrka." Dr. Jlrka reported that the patient seemed cheerful this morning after having slept well tliroughout the night. No official bulletin was Issued concerning Mrs. Gill, but physicians at the hospital said unofficially that the fhst definite signs'of improvement in her condition had been noted this morning, and that while she remained in grave danger, they had found signs of recovery encouraging. , G. O. P. WET. BLOC FOR REPEAL IN HOUSE. Washington, .Feb. 18. (AP)— The house Republican wet bloc today unanimously adopted a resolution to support the senate prohibition repeal submission proposal In the house Monday. Representative Beck, of Pennsylvania, ^ts chairman, predicted that the Republicans would produce approximately 110 votes. This Is seven more than the number of that party who voted for the Gamer flat repeal pro- lX)sal on the first day of this session of congress which then fell short, by six vo.tes of the two-rthlrds required to approve subriiission of a constitutional amendment. ^ Already Democratic leaders have said more of their members i would vote for submission of repeal now than did on the opening day. and predicted as a result that the Blaine repeal proposal will be adopted. " Representative Britten (R., 111.) In a statement said "the Repub- ; Ucan wet group of the house unanimously endbrses the passage of the senate resolution to repeal the Eighteenth amendment." . . He esthnated that federal revenue amounting tp many millions would flow into the treasury after ratification by the states. The statement said It was the hope of the Republican group that every Republican member of the house would vote for the senate proposal. STOCKS PROBE NEARING CLOSE Insull Show-Up a Boon to American Investors, Ivforbeck Says •Washington, Feb. , 18. (AP)—The senate banking committee today turned from the Insull utilities crash and made plans to wind up its stock market investigation, with an Inquiry next Tuesday into the National City Bank of New York and its affiliate, the National City company. Amazed by the ramlflcations of the Insull operations, committee members also studied suggestions for legislation to prevent a repetition or that failure which Chairman Norbeck estimated cost American Investors 2 billion dollars. The committee's authority to Investigate stock market practices expires March 4. .with, the end of this ises.slon of congress. Norbeck then win.turn his chairmanship over to a Democrat, but he announced today he Intends to press for measures to protect the American investing public from the "rackets" which he said the Inquiry had uncovered. Norbeck said he has not determined what form of legislation he will propose, but most of' the suggestions made to-the committee revolve about the idea of giving the public a better view of the internal afl'airs of the companies In which they are-asked to place their money. The three-day investigation of the Insull collapse;was virtually closed last night vnthi a statement by Norbeck that it had "shown up one of the biggest racketeering games In the United States." In. an effort to give the committee a cross section view of Insull financing, this Inquiry was confined to one small part of the vast structure of Intertwined companies built up by Samuel Insull, now -living In Greece. All of the evidence dealt with the promotlolf and operation of the two big Insull Investment trusts in which the public lost about 250 million dollars—the irisuU Utility Investments. 'Incorporated, and the Corporation Securities company of Chicago. The committee learned yesterday that promoters of the two companies made imcounted millions of paper profits In organizing the two companies and then gave fictitious support to the market while they sold securities in-them to the pub-, lie. • • i MANY RUMORS, NO RESULTS. Virtually No Profrress Made in Return of Kidnaped Denver Man. DARROW FAILS TO SAVE BOY Rockford Yonth Sentenced to Death for Third Time. Rockford, lU., Feb. 18. (AP)—For, the third time Russel McWllliams,' 18, was sentenced today to be executed for the murder of a street car conductor. A boy of 16 when he shot to death 'William Sayles after robbins; him in August 1931, young McWll­ liams twice had been saved from imminent death in thCelectric chair by supreme court reprieves. Judge Arthur E. Fisher had Imposed the death penalty twice upon the youth's pleas of guilty-Today Judge Edward D. Shurtleff, who had been given Jurisdiction by a change of venue ordered by the supreme court, determined on death for the defendant despite the earaiest pleas of the veteran defender, Clarence Darrow,'"who blamed chtjumstances environment, society, and liquor for the crime of a boy In his teiens. The execution was fixed for April 21 In Jollet prison. "^i. Once more an appeal will be taken to the supreme court in an effort to vpld the death penalty, liis attom^, B. J. Knight, announced. IP~yoi CALL 157 01 THE REGISTER Denver, Colo., Feb. 18. (AP)—A mass of unverified, rumors, the remnants of hundreds of clues and a family torn between expectancy and despair, represented today what had been accomplished roward solving the abduction of Charles Boettcher, 2nd. six days ago.,. Despite the statement of Carl S. MlUiken, Denver's manager of safety, tliat progress was being made, there were no outWard signs thai the i5pllce or family had received word from the kidnapers of the young; Denver broker; j One of the unverlhed. rumors predicted Boettchcr;s release within the next 24 hours in Kansas C!ity. Another stated Chief of Police A. T. Clark and two detectives, one a private investigator for-the Biettcher family; had left by air for Kansas City. ^ ROOSEVELT TO BESURROUNDED BY PROTECTORS Days of Freedom Gone After^Attempt on; His ' Life in Miami INTO CABINET ^OW Announcement of Choices Expected to Be Made^ Next Week i New York. Feb. 18. (APJ—Five mad ef^its by an assassin have just abput .<?t0sed the door of freedom to D. Roosevelt. The presi- dStielwt found today he is. looking at thcTworld through rows of bluecoats. : •. . • Mr.. Roosevelt Is also conscious as never before of the feeling oT America for him as president-elect. The throngs that lined the streets last night when he arrived homie under an,extraordinary guard of t.OOO po- Ucemen testified to their thankfulness that he had escaped death at Miami', and to their admiration of his coolness under fire. Where one policeman stood a month ago In front of the Roosevelt home on East Sixty-fifth §treet a squadron patrolled today. Although absolute order prevailed, the police, stirred to almost unprecedented precautions by Gulseppe Zangara and' his hatred of "presidents and kings," were taking no chances. •• In Touch With Miami. . The president-elect himself still was srhlUng and going ahead with . the preparations for the presidency without any change In his dally routine. Meanwhile he kept In closest tbuch with the Miami hospital where lie the five victims of the bullets intended for himself. In governmental affairs, selection of a cabinet was about the only question demanding immediate attention by Mr. Roosevelt. iHe has his policies in mind: he has a very good Idea of the men he ^ants to carry them into effect. Definite announcements were exiJccted soon, probably next week.- " Reaching New York late yesterday from the southland, the Roosevelt • party •ft^as hemmed in by a cloud of police and secret- service men-... Leavlrig his home after din- • ner to go with. his son, Ejliott, tb Masonic hall where the son received the degree of a Master Mason, he was $galn surrounded by police.. Eight secret service men, with pls-l toJs drawn, rode In-a car behbid his. His program for today was uncertain. , , V Wife Greets Him. As- unconcerned • as eveV.. Mrs.. Roosevelt reached home yesterday Just ahead 6t her husband and walked out ainld the throng of newspapermen and photographers to sing a "hello" Into the car. Mrs. j Curtis B: Dall, daughter ^of MT. Roosevelt, rode ^th hiin from i Philadelphia ^and accompariied him ' to the house:' James A. Farley, national chairman Jieaded the reception tcommlt- tee; Farley and the president-elect have a lot of talking to do Irt the next two weeks on the selection of men. for key positions in the goV*-'' ernment. i ' JAP ULTIMATUM TO : GENERAL CHANG. Mukden. Manchuria. Feb. 18. : The state of Manchukuo today : delivered an ultimatuqx . to : Chang Hsiao Llapg, comi^and- : cr-lri-chlef of China's no^hem : army, demanding i withdrawal' of : all Chinese troops fron the : province of Jehol.' : Failure to comply will bring : an attack by the combined : armies of Manchukuo and Jap- : an.. . -i : This appeared to bei the open- ; ing gtm in the Jehol offensive : which has been in preparation : for several weeksJ : SBTER0FT.R.1S1)EAD M^y Moura Fassinx of :Another Roosevelt, Mrs. Corrine Robinson, In New York-Last Nlifht ; New York. Feb. 18. (APO—From all over the nation messages of con- d(ilence came today, mourning the death of a distinguished member of the many-branched Roosevielt family. Mrs. Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, i I Mrs. Robinson, who was; a. sisteifv of President Theodore Roosevelt and a|jilaunt Of Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, died last night of prteumonia Iq her seventy-second yeari ;Like her late brother. Mrs. Robinson had tremendous energy which carried herl into philanthropy, society, literature, and politics. She Was the widow of Douglas Robin- sfen, wealthy real estate man. -She made the old Roosevelt residence in East Twentieth street a shrine for admirers of Theodore Roosevelt; campaigned for Liberty l^ans, the Salvation Army,; the Red Cross, and the Republlcaii party; Mjrote several volumes of ppetry and 4 book called "My Brother. T. R." : Her address seconding the nomination of General LeonaVd Wood in Ct^lcago at the 1920 presidential Qpnvention was considered h masterpiece. She later campaigned ardent-» for Harding. : She declined, however, to accept designation as a Republican elector- at-large for the 1932 prJesldentlal election. c ' "You must understand,',', she said . Iji a speech later, "why ,1 cannot comment on the national Campaign. i/iy own beloved niece Is the wife of the Democratic candidate. She Is the daughter , of the; brother (Elliott) who was nearer-to me In iige than "Theodore. For Her I have ihe deepest affection and respect, So, much &H 1 would Ukc to pay the highest tribute to President Hoover, i cannot do so in this campaign." Mrs. Robinson was a fifth cousin of the president-elect. SuiMving an: three children: TlieodorG Douglas Robinson, who was assistant secretary of the navy under'President CJoblldge; Mrs. Joseph 'W: Alsop of Avon, Conn., and Monr<^ Douglas j^oblnsori of New York. ; ^ Hays Postoffice Robbed. Hays. liSsTTeb. 18 (AP) — Em­ ployes *of the postoffice here discovered this morning that a burglar had entered during the night and had stolen $75 In stamps and 23 c^nts In cash. ;"' .... 01

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