Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on February 20, 1933 · Page 1
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STATE HISTORilCAL SOCIETY COMP. I TOPEKA .KAM. VOLUME XXXVI. No. 98. Succeaaor to Tha lola Dailjr Regintor, Tbe lulu Daily Beeonl, and lots Daily Index, lOCA i ^NSASMAYBE GIvkN CHANCE TCFVOTE OK IT Referer^dum on Repeal to Be Objjeet of Proposed I •-jNew Law • • Foia A CONVENTION Majority Leader Denies I Rumors of Opposition To Conclaves NORTH CHINA READY TO EXPLODE. i Topeka. Feb. 20. (AP)—Representative. George A. Pitzgibbons (D) of Geary county announced today he would sponsor a bill providing fbr ratification ' or rejection byKansfis of the proposed repeal of the Elght- e.enlh amendment to the federal Constitution. i He will present the bill, he said, 16 the house state affairs commit- -^ee with the request It be- brought ta as a committee measure. This Iprocedure ,1s necessitated, by reason of the deadline for introduction of bills by individuals having 1 been passed. j I The proposed bill provides that I^roposed adendments to the federal Constitution!, shall be submitted to a rfcferendutri of the voters of Kansas 8(t .the next jReneral election follow- Iftg notification of the governor that qpngress haS proposed the amend- T ent. • • . .4 Familiar Procedure. J The amendment would'be printed oin the ballot and marked In the same manner as proposals for ajtnendments to the state constitution. Delegates to form a conven- ' tjbn "to notify the governor of the dectsidn of'the voters" would be nominated and elected in the same -manner and number .is presidential electors. I If a majority of the votes in the referendum were for the amend- n^ent, it would-be dctmed to have b^en ratified bv Knn.>!n.s. nnrt the c^)nvention- delegates would meet in the governor's office the first Tues- Peiplng. China, Feb. 20 (AP). The whole powder magazine of North China wUl explode if Jehol is Invaded. T. V. Soong, the finance minister, said tonight after his return from Jehol city. "Outwardly everything seems calm," he said, "but the limit of endurance has been reached and if trouble comes I am sure the people of North China will prove as patriotic as the people of the south showed themselves to be last year at Shanghai. "An illustration, when I brought up jthe question of financing the defense of Jehol In conversation with the northern bankers, it was not necessary to make any appeal for money. Without hesitation they subscribed an amoimt which I named as sufficient to, cover the minimum requirements of the coming months. , "That is how the stolid, conservative bankers of the north acted. You can imagine how other sections of the people feel." . . I . . „ to close up. day in December after the election,: They had guns drawn, he said, and PALACE SHOE V STORE ROBBED • I Cash and Valuables Taken By Two Armed Men Saturday Night Authorities have been unable so far to find any clue as to- the identity or' whereabouts of the- two armed nien who held up and robbed the Palace Shoe store of more'than $200 in cash Saturday inight, including in their loot four diamond rings taken from the fingers of Mrs. J. G. Mlttelbach, wife of the owner of the store. J. D. Mlttelbach, manager of the store, described the holdup today. He said that his father and mother and himself were the only persons in the shop when the two men entered shortly after 10 p. m., just as they were preparing JAPAN ABOUT TO ABANDON LEAGUE TO ENTERJEHOL Drastic Moves May Alter Status of Island Empire Completely. BIG DRIVE TUESI>AY In Quitting League Japan Sacrifices Influential Positions Geneva, Switzerland, Feb. 20. (AP)^apan's delegation to the League of Nations received instructions today to reject the league's report on the Man- churlah dispute and to withdraw from Geneva if the league assembly adopts the report tomorrow. KAS., MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 20, 1933. The Weekly ReiHster, RsUblished. 1867. Tba loU Daily Register,' Established 1807. SIX PAG^S Roosevelt R^ady to Talk Debts and Economics Too President-elect Insists on Linking the Two Problems as Sir ttoland Lindsay, British Ambassador, Arrives in America for Another Conference. New York, Feb. 20. (AjP)—Presi­ dent-elect Roosevelt was ready to talk business today with^ tbe British on war debts and world economy recovery. He insisted upon coupling the two , I Personally faking over the Involved foreign situationi-Mr. Boose- velt awaited the arrival of : Sir Roland JLindsay, the British ambassador, upon his return late today from London. -The Lindsay ship is due herp at 1:30 p. m. / A hea;yy round of Sunday conferences :at the Roosevelt home indicated ttat; imminent actiion wais In and notify chief cxcjcuHve of the ; ^'''lered them to deliver decision of the voters. ' Reprcsenlntlve Flt7.c:lbbons said he .: was sponsoring the. bill because lie f believed '"the volcra should have the right to exprc.s.s them.solves" oh the question of ratlficatlon_^or rejection , of the proposed Eighteenth amerid- ' ijoent repealer submltte.i by congress ; today. i , For a Convention. . Lsenatbr Charles Miller (D) of ; Tonganoxie. announced Saturday he I would attempt to bring in a resolution to set up the machinery for a "convention to pass on the proposed repealer. Reports had clrculate.1 that pariy leaders would riot support the ' •• irient for a coriverition, hut Repre- - tentative Lee Cowdeni (R5 of Lyon <;ounty, majority house floor leader. : said today he would support the movement. He said, however, he' did not believe the bill proposed by t Fltzgibbons would be satisfactorj". I An unsuccessful attempt:was made ' in the h6use today by Representa--; " tive Fltzgibbons to have the bill to legalize "prescription" liquor taken ' out of the hands of the judiciary committee and referred to the tem- jierance and'hygiene committee. up FARMERS JOIN UP Holiday Association Perfecting Organization in Alien Connty About sixty farmers became full- ifledged member.'; o( the Allen county Farmer.^' Holiday association last ' Saturday in a meeting held in the \ M. W. A. hall for the purpose of . further perfecting;the organization of the movement which had its inception in tills county but a week ' ago. I On the program;\vcre LonWright, leader of the movement in- Wood- 'son county, the Rev. J, Lee^Rele- for'd, state repre.sentatlve. and .several others. -A reporl was given by the ; committee which submitted a petition to Mr. Releford andto F. J. /Oylcr, state .senator, asking their support in any legislation looking to a two-year moratorium on all rivirtgages in Kansa.-;. Steps were taken Saturday for ' the formation of township units of the a.ssoclation. and it Is planned to have the.s^ nnilR organized by the time of the next meeting which is expected to be within the next two weeks. About two hundred persons at- tcjnded, it was estimated. _ i } WEATHER and ROADS . their money and valuables. They look the cash, watches belonging to!the elder man and his son, and then demanded the rings worn by Mrs, \rittelbach. They escaped by the front door after warning their victims, not to give an alarm too soon^ Shortly after the men, described as being no older than 21, departed, J. D. Mlttelbach said he notified the' police, the sheriff, and. the insurance agent whose company he said had insured the store against such a loss. The manager of the store gave it as his opinion that the robbers were neither amateurs nor local , men. Their faces were not masked but he did not recognize either of them. He said that they mtlst have had local information, however, as to the layout of the store, judging by the precision with which they carried out the robbery. They did not appear ner\'ous or hurried, he said, although they were in the store but a few minutes. They did not use abusive language or tactics, the younger Mlttelbach said. He did not place an estimate as to the value of the rings or watches taken. OSCARSTUCKEYESCAPES Automobile Crash Sonth of lola on U.. S. 54 mghi Have Proven Fatal for Farmer ' FOR KANSAS—Generally fair to, night and Tuesday: coTder in northeast jiortion Tuesday. -FOR i lOLA—-Fair • tonig^ht and Tuesday; no decided change In trm- pcratnre. Weather outlook for the week be- ^ir^ning Monday: -Northern and Central Great ^lalns-i-One or two precipitation periods indicated: some prospects of coltJer weather the latter part of the week. Temperature — Highest yesterday ; s'i, lowest last night 26; normal for i today 34; excess >-esterday 4; ex' cessj since January 1st, 354-degrees, this date last year—highest 43; low- 30. JjFreclpltation for tlw 24 hours ,'lihaing^ at 7 a. m. today, .00; total i-for'this year to date, 1.67; deficiency ;since January 1st .77 inches. Relative humldltj' at 7 a.,m. today 73 per cent; baronleter-reduced ^tp seaj level, 30.1(J Indies. X "Sun rises 7:06 a. m.; sets' 6:06 p. • m-: Weather and Dirt Boads. . Ooffeyville, Ottawa, Mhrthattan, Topeka, Arkansas City, ^cplta; Pittsburg, Sallna,; clear. OJcar Stuckey, -fc-ldoly known farmer living south of lola on V. S. 73W, escaped severe injury or possible death Saturday .evening when as he was returning to his home from lola the light truck he was drl^-ing was struck head-on by an automobile driven by . Charles Fronk of Humboldt. Both were slightly injured, neitheiw seriously. Fronk is a nephew of Melvln Fronk, county treasurer. The accident occurred Just south of the crest of the hill Immediately outside the outskirts of Bassett. Witnesses said.that as Mr. Stuckey was driving south, Harold Baker attempted to pass him going the same direction. Just as the two cars' reached the top of the rise. They were both running abreast before Baker saw Fronk's car approaching from the south. He served to the left, missing Fronk, but the Fronk car turned also to the, left, striking the Stuckey machine. The Fronk and Stuckey vehicles were badly damaged, but the Baker automobile escaped. Garagemen said a brake locked ;on the Fronk car, causing it to swen^ to the left. MESS' ADVISOR TO SPEAK University of Kansas Professor Before Current Topics Clob. "The mens' advisor at the "Dni- •i-ersity of Kansas,' Henry Werner, \\-lll be the speaker at Current Topics tonight, and will talk about ways and means of getting through the university with practically no funds, according to the methods he has seen in use at Lawrence this year. The meeting will be at the Kelley hotel, beginning at 6:15 p. m. The speaking will start shortly after 5:45. ALMA HUDSON WINS CONTEST W. C. T. V: Oratorical CmnpeUUon At Titoity Church Yesterday Miss Alma Hudson won tAe silver medal in the contest directed by Mrs. J. W. Hudson for the lola W. C. T. til In Trinity Methodls church last night. Fremont Kllnk -y enbeard was second. Others entered in the oratorical competition were Frank Aten, Merris Dice, and Melvin Pajes, Tokyo. Feb. 20. (AP)—Japan prepared today to take two far-reaching steps—withdraw from the League of Natloni, and send Its military forces into the Chinese province of Jehol..] The cabinet reached a definite decision to quit the league unless the league tears up Its report and recommendations on Manchurian affairs. Approval of the cabinet's decision by the privy council and the em- I peror is considered as certain as Is the league assembly's endorsement of the'Manchuria report—a report demanding that Japan withdraw from mUltary and iwUtical control in that territory. It was Indicated that the Japanese military offensive In the Chinese-administered province of Jehol might be started tomorrow, simultaneous with the meeting in Geneva of the league assembly to act on the Manchtula report. Only a few days; ago the league asked Japan informally to promise to stay out of Jehol. Japan declined to promise. Hop Off Tomorrow. A foreign office spokesman said It would not be surprising if the campaign to annex Jehol to the Japanese-sponsored government of Man- cbukiio in Manchuria would begin I tomorrow. In quitting the league, Japan withdraws from the western world's entire peace machinery, built up by long and difficult post-war negotiations. Also it quits the body which gave It rank with the strongest powers of the,western world for the first time in history, chucking overboard its influential position as one of the five permanent members of the. league council. The others are. Great Britain, France, Germany, and Italy. Although the non-league members, the United States and Soviet Russia, are participating in the conference, Japan's position would be different, it was held. "It is futile to continue to discuss disarmament in that hostile atmosphere," said the war office spokesman.; The navy office stated that Japan remained a loyal signatory of the Washington and London naval jj^ugj.,, treaties and hoped, to participate in Beach la conference with those other signatories in 1935. To Leave Soon. Yosuke Matsuoka, who has been Japan's delegate to the League of Nations during the long drawn-out debate on its controversy with China over possession of Manchuria, was notified immediately of the cabinet's action. As soon as the league vote is taken, he is expected to leave Geneva. •When and how Japan will quit the league were the problems still to be decided. The Japanese (Rengo) news agency said formal notice would be sent to the league about the middle of March When Matsuoka reaches Tokyo. •Viscount Yasuya 'Dchlda, the foreign minister, will go before the diet, Japan's house of representatives, tomorrow, to explain the cabinet decision. The dominant war minister. General Sadao Arakl, was reported to have converted 'Viscount Uchlda to favoring withdrawal and they were said to have fought together for it in the cabinet sessions, MAIVtMOTH MINSTRELS READY Of^RETTATOBE GIVEN THURSDAY "The Fire Prince'? Title o Annual Production of Music Department prospect. The conferees all were authorities on economics and resembled a cast Mr. Roosevelt might select to represent this government in the prospective' world economic p4rley, Bernard M. Baruch, Professor Raymond Moley and William H. Woodhi, all "of New York, and tbe veteran Colonel Edward M. House, authority on foreign affahrs, were gathered about the Roosevelt table at one time or another yesterday. There is a feeling that something-; new has happened in the very se-i cret negotiations going on prepara-i tory to the arrival, of the [British' mission on war debts and economics. 1 Some observers believe \ Great Britain through Ambassador, Lindsay is asking an Immediate world economic parley. Most certainly, the president-elect is insisting upon very definite assurances for monetary Stabilization and tariff reciprocity is his part of any deal on war debts relief. The l|igh school musicMepartment will pi-esent jits annual .operetta Thursday at 8 p. m. in the senior,_ „ _ high school auditorium under the fore, an early move for the general The British are contending that it Is futUe for them over the world economic problem individually with the United States iri iis much as it concerns all nations. There- dlrectioh of E.: V. Worsham, supervisor o^ music; "The Fire Prince," a musical comedy by Henry Hadley, Is the presentation this year. The ;Dlot is iwhoUy fanciful and romantic. The: action abounding In comedy and ^suspense brings the prince triumphantly through hazardous adventure and rewards him with the handiof his Spanish sweetheart in spite of the kjing's royal decree. I The music through,out ia of the highest order. The melodies'of the solos are especially engaging. The harmony and rhythm of the chorus work are unusually pleasing. The production is accompanied by the hign school orchestra. Solot.'lts of talent and dramatic ability have been chosen from high !,school glee clubsj Rehearsals hav been i Januai Specliiil costumes have been secured fjor members of the The chorus is being appropriately costumed {Under supervision of Miss Louisa Moyer and Mrs. W. E. Rhode?. Mrs: A.tE:-Garrison la dlrectibg- specr ialty dances and has assisted with dialogue parts. All njoney above expenses will be spent for much needed new music for glee dubs and orchestra, Mr. Worsham said. Reserved seats are available at Cook's drug stoije beginning today. Admission is 25 and 15 cents. •The cast: Paul Davis. Don Frantz. George Bowlus, Roy Pinley. Jack Clilldress, George Danforth. Gerald Pees. Don Amdt, Pauline Keuhnl, Betty Leffler, Lqrraine Long. Barbara Seav. F.ffie Bremer, 'Vica Curtis, Helen Roberts, Ruth Warren, and Helen economic parley is believed in prospect. ' • Meanwhile, the determined Mr. Robsevelt is going ahead on his plan to deal separately yrith the European debtors who are asking reUef. He is going to drive a bargain with each. Because he is insistent upon taking over the debts subject person;ally, it is believed the European nations will send the heads of their governments here for the conversations. This would bring Ramsay MacDonald, the British prime minister, here for the debts parley which still is set tentatively for the first week in March. Paris, Feb. 20. (AP)—Foreign Minister Joseph Paul-Boncour said today that he expects debt negotiations wit^ the United States 'will be progress since the first of j resumed after March 4. '; Discussing this issue with the press, he refrained from indicating what form the new negotiations might take, but he made it plain that the matter will be taken up with the Roosevelt administration, ijllie indications were tiiat the approach would be made through the normal diplomatic' channels. Digressing from the debts to speak of the Manchurian problem. M. Paul-Bo.ncour said France will stand by the decisions oi the League of Nations and will act,, in full accord with the United States and Great Britain. • The league covenant and the several peace pacts are the basis of the French position, he said. Moments Musical Performance Bo Given in Memorial Hall. to A dress rehearsal tonight Is expected to find the male members of the Moments Musical club completely primed for their second annual Moments Musical Mammoth Minstrels. The performance Is scheduled for Memorial hall tomorrow at 8:15 p. m. The public is Invited to attend. No seats will be reserved with the exception of the center section on the main floor which will be roped off until .8 p. m. for members of the Moments Musical club and their guests. After, that time the unoccupied seats' In that section will \K available; to the public. Admission is 10 and 15 cents. ' FATHER OF A a DEAN DIES H. J. Dean Snccombs Month After " His Wife Dies. H. J. Dean, father of A. B. Dean, the transfer man, died at the home of his dai{^hter, Mrs. George Wills, 319 North Chestnut, this afternoon. He was 79 years old. Mr. Dean's death occurred Just a month and a day after Mrs. Dean, died. Fiineral arrangements will be announced later. Kansans Vote Dry. Washington, Feb. 20. SfAP)—The entire Kansas delegation in the bouse of representatives voted against the Blaine repeal resolution today. . GLEO TAX is PASSED Bill Now Goes to I Governor Landon' For Signature REPEAL DP TO PEOPLE TO MCIDE HOUSE VOTES SUBMISSION OF PROB- IIEM TO STATES^ THE REPEAL RESOLUTION AS ADOPTED TODAY L, BY CONVENTiaHS Specially Called Groups in 36 States Must Ratify It by 1940 ANOTHER BATTIE IS ON Method of Calling Convention Causes Dispute in House f OLICE HELP SCORNED Father of Kidnaped DenW Broker Working on His Own'to Solve Mystery of Abdnction Toi-vfika. Feb. 20. fAP)—The house passed today, 92 to 1, the senate bill placing a tax of ten cents a pound on certain typcs.«f oleomargarine. The bill, which goes to the governor, would Impose the tax only on oleomaa-garine cdntathing any fat or oil ingredientis other than some [obtained from cattle, hogs, corn, cottonseed, peanuts arid milk. »IAN HELD IN GIRL'S DEATH Housi After her desl Aviator] Claims Woman Fell Out of Honston Hotel Window. on, Tex., Feb. 20. (AP)— pretty bhinette hurtled to th from a seventh story hotel room here, H. M. Edwards, who described himself as an aviator from Reno, JNev,, was arrested on a murder charge. Police said he was in the room when Miss Ivy Young, former] stage dancer, plunged frohi a window Sunday. Police said they were informed the couple had quarreled at a night club Saturday night, that th?.32-"' year-ol<l woman had sought admittance to the rooin about 4 a.m., yesterday and that a violent struggle In which she screamed that she was being choked occurred just before she fell. I Hotel employes told of trying to open the room door from Which came a woman's'cry of "Oh, you are choking me." Edwards was qiioted by police as saying "she fell out." Police were advised the coupl^ had been registered as man and w;ife since February 13. A sister, of Miss Youhg llvliig In Preeport, Long Island, Mrs. AI B. •White, Instructed that the body be sent to Gloucester, N. J. Police said Miss Young recently was divorced at Reno from Herbert Grifinhagen of New York. She met Edwards, 37, in Reno. ' Denver, Colo., Feb. 20. (AP)—Defiant, in his refusal to reveal to police the contents of notes he re- ceiyed from the kidnapers of Charles Boettcher n, Claude K. Boettcher, multi-millionaire father, of I the missing man, told Mayor "Unports for dry states. GLASS DECLINES FORT- FOLIO OF TREASURY Washington, Feb. 20 (AP)— After weeks of hesitation. Senator Glass (D., Va.) was said in authoritative circles today to have finally declined an Invita: tlon to become, secretary of the - treasury in President-elect Roosevelt's cabinet. The •Virginian's decision was believed among Roosevelt's : friends to leave Wm. & Wood:. in, of NewYork, In line for the treasury post. ' G. p. Begole and C. S. Mllliken, city manager of safety, today he would not augment his previous statements of refusal. Boettcher reiterated his decision to act independently of authorities at a conference between Mayor Begole, MilUken, Chief of Police A.:T. Clark arid James Grant, an attorney and life long friend of the Boettcher family. In a signed statement last night the multi-millionaire said he had received notes which he s^id convinced him his son was alive and well. He said "I feel I must and will act Independently If the opportunity Is presented." Commenting on the spilt between the Boettcher family and police, Clark rebuked the elder Boettcher, spying if the family "concedes to the demands of the kidnapers and pays the $60,000 ransom, it will have a ibad effect on law enforcement not only in Denver but throughout the nation." Begole and Mllllken declined to make statements after Boettcher arid Grant hurriedly left the mayor's office. The Post said it had learned from an employe of the Boettcher Newton company, of which the missing man was a part;ner, .that three checks, totaling $65,000; and signed by!the elder Boettcher had passed through a Denver bank this morning. It was presimied, the Post said, the $60,000 was for ransom and the $5,000 for reward which the father posted the night of the abduction. Washington, Feb. 20 (AP). The 13-year-pld constitutional amendment for national prohibition went back to the states for a nevr decision today, on a 289 to 121 vote in the house of representatives. Duplicating the senate action last •week, when it favored submission of a repeal amendment to state conventions by a 63 to 23 -vtjte, the house acted before jbeing in session an hour andia half, cheered on byjjart ofi the galleries and in the face of ominous silence on the part of others there. The latter,, represented many of the prohibition organizations, which served notice at once through the Anti - Saloon League that the i.ssue would be "fought to a finish in state capitals." Thejvote was 15 more than the two-thirds required. Speaker John N. greeted with ch^rs arid applause on announcing: the outcome. iinmediately. Chairman Sunmers of the judiciary committee and others moved for a federal law setting up the nuichinery for state conventions. A. hard road was in front for this effort, hqwever, as Mr, Garner and others on both sides of the capitol have expressed the view that caUIng of the coriventions is a state function. Thirty-two Democrats and 89 Republicans yoted against the resolution; 181' Djemocrats, the one Fam-Ijabor member and 107 Republicans vpUA for It. On December 5, the-house voted down the Gamer. proposition, 272 to 144. six I short of the two-thirds majority necessary. Conventions in 36 states must approve to put the new amendmient, the twenty-first. Into effect. It requires federal protection trom liquor Washington. Feb, 20. (AP)— The [proposed twenty-first amendment to the constitution as adopted by the senate last Thursday, and by the house today, reads: Joint resolution: Proposing an amendment to the constitution of the United Stated Resolved, by the senate and housej of represeiitatlves of. the United States of America in congress assembled (two-thirds of each house concurring therein) . That, the following article Is hereby proposed as an amend- ,. mcnt to the constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and pur- , poses as part of the constitution when ratified by conventions in three-fourths of the several states; Section 1. The eighteenth of the amendment to the tution of the United ion 2.—The transportation iportation into any state, or possession of the States for delivery or use of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof. Is hereby prohibited. Section 3. This article shall be inoperative Unless it shall have been ratified as an almend- ment to the constitution uy convention In the several states, as provided • in the constitution, within seven years from, the date of the submission hereof to the! states by the congress. TRIPLE SLAYING IN A SPEAKEASY IMIANGETS 80 YEARS ON MIAl|rCRIM£ WOULD-BE ASSASSIN PLEADS GUILTY TO ALL CHARGES CASE NOT CLOSED YET Murder Charge Will Follow if Eiiher of Othter Victims Dies { iliami, Fla.,i;Feb. 20 (AP)|f Giuseppe Zangara today was sentenced to'80 years in prison for hisfuttack February 15, on President-elect Roosevelt, Miss Margaret ^Kriils of Newark, N. J., Bussell Caldwell of Cocoanut Grove, Fla., and VVilUam Sirinott, New 'york poUcemarf. He was sentenced to 20 y^irs on each of the four charges whicAi were attempts to- niurder, getting tlie. maximum sentence in each clase. Zangara mayj yet be tried for murder. His pleas [today did not cover the cases of Mayor Anton Cerlnak of Chicago and Mrs. Joe H. Gill of Miami, who are in a hospital hSre. les New »nsS TODD ON PROBATION Woman Convicted of Banking Law 'Violation Pnnlshed Enongh. Kansas City, Feb. 20. (AP)T-MISS Alice B. Todd, under sentence to .•«rve a year a,nd a day imprisonment on her conviction of violating the national banking laws In connection with r the collapse of the Kansas City Joint stock land bank, today was placed under projbatlon for two years by-pederal Judge Merm E.Otis. , t Miss Todd had announced her intention of discontinuing her flght to escape the sentence whi(^ has bimg over her for five years, and planned to surrender to the government within a few days to begin her sentence at Alder^on. West Ylr^lola. The house vote saw many changes from the positions recorded on that taken the opening day on the Gamer outright repeal resolution, assuring the majority required to suspend the rules and submit the new amendment. On the previous vote, the resolution lost by a, margin of six. j ' AS soon as today's outcome was known, the congressional quarrel on how state conventions should be called to act swung into fulllight. Chairman Sumners of the house judiciary committee Introduced legislation authorizing the calling of conventions to pass oh the piDposed amendment. He announced the judiciary com-, mittce would convene immediately to consider the bill. Simultaneously, Representative LaOuardia (R., N. y.), Introduced a similar bill. New^awk Discovers Bod- )f Trio Murdered in Identical Way York, Feb. 20. (AP)—John Sweeney, peddling hls!papers, pushed In 0 the' njidtowTi speakeasy known as "Porky's Place" early today and stumbled upon triple murder. ., : On he floor before the bar lay the bo lies of a young brunette, at- tr^ctlv;, and of John Egan, bandit arid burglar of New York and New Jersey who performed last December th! rare feat of escaping from Sing Sing prison. Behind the bar was the body of Michael Griffin, 45 Gamer wa^-try*^'l''* ' * oamer wasi ^^^^ ^^^^ ^ ^^^^ which entered the right side of the head. Polite did not know who the wam- an was. She was about 25 years old attrac'^ye and' modishly attired. Sweeney, making his reglilar round j of the midtown speakeasy belt wjith his newspapers, had vrun up the short flight of steijs of I the broRTistone house at 267-West Fifty-second street. Passing through the h£ll, he found the door leading to the barroom ajar. The bodies of the man and woman were almost at his feet as he pushed his way in. On the bar were four one-dollar biljs and some silver—change from, a larger bill which apparently had been given in pa^^-ment for drinks In Egan's coat pocket was a fully loaded, pistol. The shooting was done at close range. There .were powder bums about the heads of all three victims. Robbery was not the motive, they said. Money in the cash register and in the men's pockets had not been touched. Esca,'pe was by way of a back yard from 'which ^egress is possible to Eighth avenue. In the yard were found jtwo pencils and a grey fedora hat. On these clues police set store today.| Police suggested.the shooting may have been over attentions paid to the young woman, or that It may have been a gang affah-. "Porky's Place," police said, has been in business for five years. It has b^n known as a resort popular with, {Broadway habitues of the "dawri patrol" and especially with the "^porting crowd." New York, Feb. 20, (AP)—President-elect Rposevelt expressed gratification today at the adoption by congress of the repeal resolution and added a hope that this session also will ehact beer' legislation. Informed immediately of the house vote, Mr. Botfeevelt said he was very happy in the fact that this part of the Democratic platform had been carried out at the short session. ' It was said in his behalf that he Is very hopeful that this session of congress also will act on the other part of the Democratic platform for beer. L |The beer measure Is now In the senate. SEARCH ON FOE F. P. PARISH jWashlnjston, Feb. JiO. (AP)—During debate In the house today preceding a vote oh the Blame repeal reisolution, . Representative Guyer, Republican of Kansas, said: r'Every Democrat and Republican who votes for this resolution not only votes against bis platforrix but for the return ofr the saloon. "I dont understand this unholy alliance we have between the Democratic and Republican leadership. "It is a defiance and betrayal of the people." Hocb, another Kansas Republican representative, denounced the resolution, saying "if ratified. It will mean a return of the saloon; it is a surrender to the liquor traffic." IP you MISS THE REQISl^IR CALL 1$1 OR NO, Man Wanted In Mail Fraud May Be Voluntary Exile. Chicago, 'Feb. 20. (AP)—The bureau of investigatlori of the department of Justice started a search today for Frank P. Parish, former head of the Missouri-Kansas Pipe Line company and an investment house bearing his' name. On the eve of the day originally set for his trial on mail fraud charges counsel for Parish received a letter indicating he was going into "voliui- tary exile" rather than face trial. D. G. Warrick of Kansas City, the defense attorney, furnished a copy of the letter today to assistant U. S. district attorney Joseph A. Struett, and orders were issued to prevent his exit f rota the country., Government prosecutors said Parish could not be considered a fugitive from justice since the trial date had been postponed from today until March 6, but If he reached a foreign country without a passport he would be subject to deportation. Mail fraud is not an extraditable offense, however, and the prosecutors said an investigation ts under way to leam whether he obtained a passport. Three co-defendants were expected to go to trial, March 6. • f . i—' I Play at Christian Church. |A one-act comedy was shown be- fojre ah audience which filled the aijditbrium of the christian church annex Friday, sponsored by the missionary society of the church. It was entitled, "The Colored liadles' PoUUcal dub," and was dh«;ted by Mrs. J. W. Hudson. TWrteen persons were ]n tbe cast. . After the sentence was proi^bunced Zangara said "Judge, how mifch you give me?" .Zangara held up his fin­ gers—^ight of them. "Yes" siiid the judge. ! 'Oh, judge, don't be stlngjT. Four times 20 is 80: Give me a hundred years. ; He laughed as he was hastily led from the court by two deputies. - He was-taken back to the Dade county jail. ; Zangara was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to the four charges, and after he had reiterated to the jiidge he was sorry his attempt pn the life of President-elect Roosevelt was unsuccessful. i The most cheering news since they were shot,came from the bedsides of both Mayor Ccnriak and Mrs. Gill. Dt^ Frederick Tlce, Chicago- heart specialist, who arrived this morning and went Immediately into consuU tatlon with the attending physician^', i said: , ; "I believe we may look fon^ard to the full recovery of the mayor." .•Mrs. Gill's husband said her^recov- ety "is just as jrapld .as we could expect. Today's jcondltion is very encouraging." "Ths man is unquestlonablj^sane," Jpdge Collins said as he left the bench when court recessed. ' ; Disdaining any attempt tol plead that he was in^ne as he walked up to the president-elect's car lasf Wednesday night and wounded fiT^e persons when his [aim at Mr.-Ro9sevelt w;as diverted by spectators, Zangara-. proudly 'insist^ he was san6 and told Judge Coljins he could do what he wished in the case. ; ; Talcing the stand to relate how he conceived the idea to kill the president-elect,'Zangar told the court "I suffer all time from riiy stomach. I no like the way capitalists t&ke all irioney. "When I read in paper tl?e nresident fcome here I decide'to kill him." ^ .' The assassin, however, said Tie did not wish to shoot Mayor (jermak and the others. He said he decided to klfl Mr. Roosevelt "and make him suffer." The four 20-year sentences meted out tol Zangara are to ruii coh^ secutiveb'l giving him a total of 80 years in state's prison. ' FEARj^OR 0, U. STUBENT Finding pif Note In Chester Newland's Rooml Spurs Police to New Efforts in Search < Kansas 'City, Kas., Feb, 20. (KP)r' Police intensified their .search today for Chester Newland, misslngi Ottawa university student, with the discovery of] a letter in the jputh's room at Ottawa indicating He had been threatened by a person luiown as "Pete."| ' = ^ Young ^ewland, son of Mj-. and Mrs. George C. Newland of Kansa.s City, Kansas, has not been s?eh by friends or relatives since, he walked out of the dining room at the Ransom Memorial hospital at Ottawa Thursday noon. He w:as employed there as an orderly, ; The letter which spurred' police efforts, wals in longhand, apjjarent- ly scribbled hastily in the missing .student's handwriting. It was dated January 13 and addressed to Pete. , I "I saw IGeorge j'esterday—he's probably told you my answer," the letter, slgnled "OM GE" read. "I cant and Tfont try—why cah't you leave me alone—^you've l)othei^d the lite out of me.with your threat's—it will only bring worse to jiou-i-you've co,st me the'ilKst chance I ever had of getting on all right. You can try yours with the law—I'm gaping to see the police today as George has probably told you. Now you try and laugh that off. I'll take and suffer the consequences from their action rather than tie tormented all my'; life for you. I'll wait till two an^ if that wire isn't here tlien your goose is cooked." '? "Hie letter, police said, was given to them by the missing student's father who seartihed his room. It' did not reveal ''Pete's" address. Two detectives were sent to Ottawa today to assist In the search for Newland. Two others were sent to Topeka where the student was employed last summer. Earthquake in Norton Cohnty. Norton, Kas., Feb. 20. (AP)— Residents of the northwest quarter of Norton county reported a distinct earth tremor about 11 o'clock this morning. Houses shook, dishes rat^ tied w& telephone bells jingled

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