Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on February 21, 1933 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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VOLUME XXXVI. No. 99. Successor to The Ida Dailr Register, Tha loin Daily Record, and Iqla Dailr Index. lOLA, KAS., TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRURAY 21, 1933. The Weekly Register, Establtslied 1867. The lola Daily Register, Established 1897. SIX PAGfiS DRY FORCES AT WORK ALREADY Petitions Signed Asking Prohibition be Retained in Kansas NO LET-UP IN FIGHT W. C. T. U. to Campaign Against Return of' The Saloon ^Ith drj- forces of the entire nation girding themselves for the battle jngalnst repeal of the eighteenth amendment, proposed j-esterday by congress, Allen county prohibltlon- . ists have not been Inactive. . iS'cn before the house of representatives voted for submission of tliel (luestion to the people j-esterday, petitions wre offered. in eight churches in lola and Gas City Sunday, addressed to both houses of the Kansas legislature, urging the representatives to fight against any mea.sures calculated to "weaken or destroy" the prohibition laws of ' Kansas. • iMrs. Emily Lee. who, is superln- ' tendcnt of the Christian citizenship department of the Zoe Atchison union of the W. C. T. U., in lola, announced today that she is. stUl checking signatures on those petitions, and the total now stands in excess of 500. The documents were left in the First Methodist, Trinity Methodist., PresbjOerlan. Christian, •l Fhrst Church of Christ, ScientUt, Baptist, Nazarehe, and United Brethreo churches of lola, and in Methodist church of Gas City. The petitions, identical for Both house and .senate, read: SVe the undersigned do most . earnestly petition you to vote :f-[ and work against any measure f. that will in any way weaken or j' destroy the proliibitory laws of . Kansas.' At the same time, petitions were also submitted by the same agency addressed to the same bodies which rend as follows: We the undersigned do most earnestly petition you to vote ^ ' and work against, any measure that will legalize the motion : picture business or the sale of motion .picture tickets on Sunday in our state. • ; Tlie anti-Eund.'iyj movie potitlon.s were signed by about three hundred - persons, Mrs. Lee said today. She i amplified the petition by sayinj it i'. was the aim of its writers to urge • opposition to Sunday movies only. - The organization, she said, is not _ opposed to motion picture shows in other days.. Asked if i 'Tcal temperance forces were planning on renewing their . icairipalgn against the retiUTi of legalized liquor, Mrs; Lee said: '•. "We have never stopped our campaign. We are going right on, however, and do everything in our power to- keep BCansas the bright ex-. ample she has always been for, the rest of the nation. The people of Kansas are dry, and we are going to see that their Wishes are adhered t to." Meanwhile, similar opinions were being voiced by .Mrs. LlHian Mi' ner of Hutchinson, president of the W. C. T. U. of Kansas, in an inter. - view reported by the Associated ; l^resd from Topeka. Asserting. Kansas is "unalterably * opposed to resubmission." Mrs. Mitchner said she believed Kansas would "stay dry ^nd refuse to rati- "JTy" the prohibition amendment rc- pealer. "We are mighty proud of the -'fact," she said, "that all the Kansas , representatives and senators in Con- press voted, against the repeal resolution. This shows Kansas is unal- , terably opposed to resubmission. "The W; C. T. U. would much pre- fer to have this question decided by *the legislature than by a conven- ;tion." she said In reference to the , I method provided by congress for ratification or rejection of the repeal amendment by the states. The temperance leader declined to i-xpress opinion as to whether the rpgislature wo«ld make provision .{or a convention or popular refer-~ (Sndum on the proposal. . "You'd better ask the legislature," she countered. . Referring to the action of 111 submitting the proposed 21st amendment, she said: "This wasn't unexpected to temperance forces. We realized when Roosevelt was elected the Democratic party would need be true to its platform pledges." - f'We are on the Job and expect to keep on with our educational work." she concluded. "We are not organized to enforce the liquor laws, but >d dd put Eclpntific temperance work In, the schools. Our slogan will be •Fdnv-ard Undaunted.' " WEATHER and ROADS FOR KANSAS—Generally fair tonight and Wednesday; sikhtl.v ^i-a^cr tonight: somewhat colder in w*st portion Wednesday.: FOR lOLA—Fair tonight and We^esday; slightly warmer to ^ night. Temperature — Highest yesterday 56, lowest ;iast night 33; normal lor. today 35; excess yesterday 9; excess since January 1st. 363 degrees; this . date last year—highest 45; lowest I 35. Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7 a. m today, .00; total Ifor this? year to, date, 1.67; deficiency ' fclnco January 1st .84 inches. Relative humidity at 7 a. m. today; 85 per cent; barometer reduced ! to sea level, 30.22 inches. i Knnsas We.ither and Dirt Roads, 'i C^ffeyvllle, Ottaw^ Manhattan. Bmporia, Salina. Pittsburg, Arkan- 6J1S 'City, Wichita, Topeka, clear, roads good. AGAINST REPEAL. The lola Daily Register Is against the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment arid will use whatever Influence it has and all the power It possesses to defeat such repeal. The Register believes that the resubmission of the Eighteenth Amendment brings the coimtry face to face with the greatest moral crisis since the slavery question of the Civil war. Men are either Ignorant of the powerful evil possessed and exercised by the legalized liquor traffic or they wilfully deceive themselves. No one will contend that prohibition brought all the relief from the evils of the liquor traffic which Its friends hoped for. On the other hand no fair-mlnd^ man will deny that whatever evils still exist imder prohibition exlstj because of the violations of the law and not because of it or enforceipeht of it. obedience to The testimony is overwhelming that prohibition at; its worst is immeasurably better that legalized liquor traffic at its best. The wets have thrown down the challenge. The drys should accept it and the fight must begin right now. "We stand at Armageddon and we battle for the Lord. When national prohibition was first proposed its defeat would have had slight moral Mgnitlcance, for It was recognized as so long a forward step that it could hardly^ be expected to win in a single battle. But now that the step actually has been taken the recession from it would have innutherable disastrous consequences. The corporations^ companies and individuals who would engage in the liquor traffic in one way or another would construe the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment as meaning that the country is tired of prohibition and that it would place no check at all upon the liquor business. Liquor advertisements would be flaunted on all the billboards and in all the newspapers, wide open liquor saloons would occupy the most conspicuous comers in all the wet states; The dry states would have such a fight as they never had before to protect thenlselves from bootleggers. Prom this very day looking forward to repeal as already won and confident of the indulgence of a friendly ad[mlnistratton we may ejcpect such flagrant violation of the law as we have ricver yet witnessed. Now that under the forms ,of the law the question is properly before the people for their ratification or rejection. The Register has no quarrel with anyone who favors repAl. But it does not wish to lose any time in making its own position clear. For more than 50 years this paper has supported prohibition. State and National. It sees no reason now to change its position. KELLEY DARK AFTER TONIGHT Van Hynlng Closes Ten Years in Present Location of Theater. At the conclusion of the second show tonight, the present manage^ ment of the Kelley theater ' will bring to temporary end ten years of entertainment activity In lola in that theater. • E. Van Hynlng announced today that tonight's performances will be the last he will show in the Kelley. He is not leaving the field, however, having under' construction a new movie house, "The Uptown" which is in the Marr building. He wiU again start showing pictures when the new theater is completed. BITTER BATTLE IS SURE BEFORE REPEAL PASSES Dry Forces to Fight for Prohibition to the Last Ditch KANSAS AN ISLAND MCDONALD IN WITH LEADER Shoe Department to Be Open Aboat March the Fonttta. The necessary remodelling was started this morning for the installation of a shoe department by D. A. McDonald In the Leader Mercantile company store. The department will be opened on March 4. Mr. McDonald was managed of Shields shoe store for about three years prior to its sale to the present owners lasit summer. He owned a shoe store in Humboldt before coming to lola^ In addition to his retail experience Mr. McDonald spent many years on the road as a representative of.shoe manufacturers and .so is well versed in all phases of the business. FUNERAL OF H. j; DEAN. Services to Be Condacted at Sleeper's Tomorrow Afternoon The funeral of H. J. Dean will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m. In the Sleeper service rooms and burial will be made In the Mt. Hope cemetery in Humboldt. The Rev. W. P. Wharton will officiate. Mr. Dean whose death occurred yesterday afternoon, was the father of A. B. Dean. lola transfer man. He also leaves,two, other sons, Merrill, of St. Louis, and Delbert, of Milo. Mo. One daughter, Mrs. George Wills, also survives. Mr. Dean was born in Pennsylvania 79 years ago, and had lived in lola since 1916. His wife died just a month and a day before his death. Cemetery Cmnmissionets Appointed. The city commissioners appointed W. E. Ralston and Mrs. George Oro- ver to positions on the cemetery board formerly held by Colonel Lanyon and J. O. Allen. No other business except routine matters were taken up at the regular meeting today, T. E. Shmahan, city clerk, said. Sunflower State First Both Sides Concede To Vote Dry Washington, Feb. 21. (AP)—Fifteen states, spurred on by a desire to be first, today definitely had set out on the road toward repeal of the prohibition amendment, a few hours after congress put the question before them. Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his encouragement within a few moments after the house had spoken; with a 15-vote margin to let the people decide whether prohibition should prevail as the law of the land after 13 years of trial and controversy. , i But with his JBxpressed gratlfica- Uon at the ^action of the house in concurring with; the senate, the president-elect interpolated a further hope that the present congress in its dying'days would fulfill another Democratic platform pledge by legalizlhg beer. Enough legislatures are In session now to set up the conventions hecessary to strip all liquor legislation from the i constitution except that provided for in the" new amendment—^protection for dry states against importation of intoxicants. More |n Spring. Forty-two legislatures now arc meeting and two more—California and Florida—convene In the spring. Only four ^liOliislana, Mississippi. Virginia and Kentuckjn—will noj meet for a year or more. There was every-indication, however, that ratification by the necessary 36 states within seven ye^rs would not come without furious i^-, sistancc from dry organizations. Tl>cy immediately answered the echo of the 289 to 121 vote in the house with a call to rally and "fight to the finish" in the states. Congress, which first thought it had dismissed the problem bv voting for ratification by state conventions instead of legislatures as haj been customary ih the past, fouiid Itself stiU in possession of a difficulty. ! Constitutional authorities were split as to whether the state legislatures or congress should provide for setting, up the convention • machinery. Conflict of Authority. Such eminent students of constitutional law as Representative Beck, a Pennsylvania Republican, and former solicitor general, and A. Mitchell Palmer, former Democratic attorney general, took opposing views, with the latter Insisting that the power belonged to congress. i In many of the legislative andj executive chambers over the country scant attention was being paid to this dispute and movements went forward to set up the conventions. Wyoming was away out ahead, for its legislature has already passed and the governor has signed a bill to provide for the constitutional convention. Other states hi which action was begun In some quarter yesterday arc Massachusetts, New York, Ohio. Wisconsin: Georgia, New Jersey. West Vlrghiia. Arizona, Jflssoulrl, Delaware, California, Michigan, Iowa, and'Pennsylvanla. First of the dry law supporters to predict "a fight to i the finish" was Edward B. Dunford. general coimsel for the Anti-Saloon League, who said It would be carried on In the election of delegates and, if necessary, in legal prooeedhigs. Another thought was Advanced by Mrs. Henry W. Peabody, general chairman of the Woman's National Committee for lAvr Enforcement, who asserted that the repeal resolution had brought the birth "of a new party." A New Party in 1934. The committee immediately Issued an Invitation to "representa^ tlws from'the states already organized for political action and those who wish to Join to confer In' Api-il on a movement "looking toward a' national coalition party nSady for action in 1934." Asserting ithat the congressional action on repeal "bartered public health and safety," Mrs. Jesse W. Nicholson, head of the National Woman's Democratic Law Enforcement league. Joined In the call for the April meeting. Both the wet and dry leaders were reluctant to discuss In detail the states which were being depended upon to furnish the necessary votes for one side or the other. Bishop James Cannon Jr., of the Methodist Episcopal church. South, has predicted that at least one^half of the states would disapprove'the resolution. Thirteen could block ratification. One leader of a feminine group favoring the dry laws, but who asked that he name not be used, enumr eratcd possible dry states as Kansas, Nebraska, Alabama, Mississippi, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Arkansas, Idaho and Oklahoma. Rufus S. Lusk, legislative representative of, the Cnjsaders, a wet organization, said It would "be easier to name the dry states than the wet states." He named as "almost hopeless for the wets" Kansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Nebraska. He described as "doubtful" Alabama, Vermont, Mblne and Idaho, but clniroed all other states for the wet column. Werner Encouraged C)\^er Outlook at University Mens' Advisor at University of Kansas, in Speech Before Current Topics Club, Tells of Efforts Students Are Making to Work Their Way Through School. .The full force of the depiresslon Is being felt by (scores of stiidehts at the University of Kansas, b'lit Henry Werner, mens' advisor at Lawrence Is highly optimistic over the outcome. He gave his views; In a speech at the Current Tojplcs club meetlhg last night at the Kelley hotel. I "We had the depression llast year too," Mr. Werner said, "and at that time student after student with whom I talked gave the libpresslon of having lost (all hope. tWe have the depression this year, I and In some respects It Is worse, put there Is one highly encouraging factor. The students Instead of being be-' ing to enable as many students as possible to work their way through school. He singled out unusual cases and told of their stt:uggles to gain an education. "This year the university fount' half again as many jobs for students as were found last year. For example, a job which paid board, room, and cash for certain wbr.< last year by one man now pays board to three men., Three are given a boost through school now where one went through easily last year. That Is the trend of thlng.^ how." ' Mr. Werner told ; of the "Cockroach- King," a student who ha.s wildered and pessimlsttc are hopeful'gained considerable notice for his and energetic, and are accopipUsh- Ing a lot by steady, hard iirork." Mr. Werner described tlie efforts the university authorities are inak- Repeal Process Protracted One (By the Associated Press.) Before the prohibition repeal resolution, passed, yesterday | by the unusual way of working through school. He captures cockroaches m the steam tunnels at the university and sells them at 2 cents a head to a university professor in Iowa who Is making a study of them. ' . , Another unusual individual case is the girl who makes tier expenses 'by moulding-and palntihg Imitation ;foods. Mr. Werner said jthat for ex. ample, she will make a plaster of paris mould of a pdached egg, then make a copy from this mold, paint It, and sell It toj home economics departments of schools oyer house of representative, CM become | the country. She makes unitatliks. the twenty-first amendment to thd-* —x— j -L^ constitution—if that should be , Its destiny—It must pass thi|ough the folio wing phases: | i; The secretary of state must send copies to the 48 governors. This step Secretary Henry L. Stlm- son has preparers to take today. 2. Conventions in three-fourths of the states must ratify the resolution within seven years. When and if this action is taken the eighteehth amendment will have been repealed. I^ilrteen states (one more than one quarter) could defeat the re-peal. I Prohibition leaders contended that more than the necessarjr 13 will hold , firm for the eighteenthj amendment.', Rufus S. Lusk, official of the Cnuadcrs, anti-prohibition: organization, claimed yest<|rday thati at least 39 states, three more than' necessary, would be In th^ antl-pro-1 hibitlon column. This is the first time a! proposed amendment has been submitted to State; conventions. Tlierefore there was some doubt as to procedure. Some 'constitutional lawyers believed congress should decide how and when state conventions should be brought together. Others believed it to be a matter lor the states to determine. Despite thjs problem, 15 state legislatures were taking steps toward siimmoiiing' conventions. Of these Wyoming was in the van, with a bill to call a convention already adopted. The resolution passed the senate by a 63 to 23'\ote, 5 more than the necessary two-thh-ds. It passed the house by a 289 to .121 vote, 15 more than the necessary two-thirds. The resolution, besides repealing the eighteenth amendment, carries a ban against interstate transportation of liquor ,in violation of the laws of any state. MORE GRAIN TO GRIND President Hoover Gives Congested Congress More Work to Do in Special Message Washington, Feb. 21 (AP) — into the crowded legislative program, of the rapidly dying seventy-second congress was Injected today a rec- onunendatlon by President Hoover for enactment of "economic recovery" legislation coupled with open opposition to the domestic allotment farm relief measure. His views were linade known in a special message sent to Congress late yesterday without advance notice. At about the same time the senate voted to make one of .the measures he advocated—bankruptcy legislation —its pending business. President Hoover apparently had soimded the doom of the farm relief measure for this session when he said the allotment plan "Is wholly unworkable" and "will do far greater harm than good to agriculture." He urged a "temporary leasing of marginal lands" instead. In addition, he described publicity of feconstiructlon corporation loa' as "destroying the uselifiness" of that lending agency. Action was urged on the general principles embodied in the Glass banking bill; the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence seaway treaty; authorizing the reconstruction corporation to in-, crease the amount of relief loans to states and municipalities;, and his proposal to authorize the president to impose an arms embargo against other nations when war threatened. Conceding such a law^ could not be enacted thU session, Mr. Hoover also proposed an inquiry with a view to the early expansion of the home loan discount banks into a general mortgage discount system to be avm- ed cooperatively by banks and mort- gage'companles. Considerable debate is expected on the bankruptcy measure with likelihood that it will be revised consM- erably on the floor, but its ultimate passage appears likely. Fish Dinner Monday. The annual fish (pickled herring) supper of the Friends Home Lutheran church will be held at the church three miles west of Savonburg on Monday evening, Febiiianr 27. This Is an event that Is always looked forward to, not only by the Swedish people, but the community In general. The ladles of the churcb will serve the supper, after wblc^ there Wui be a program. of every article of food, which SJJJ- pears-on an average [table, and makes them so realistically that "they make your mouth water ito look at them," Mr. Werner said. Wliat it means to live on 10 to 12 cents a day was described by Mr. Werner wheii he told of a student who is doing that at Lawrencje nowv He and another man were "batching" and found they could buy wheat grits cheaply at a mil. This made a good cereal for bn akiast and was palatable friea for supper "There are dozens of studei ts living on just such meager rati 3ns as that, "the speaker said, "aid (the inevitable result is malnutrit.on. "Our professors and instuctors are told to report any student who sliowS signs of lack of propelr diet. They have done so from ttaie to time i during the first half pf the ye-ir, andithc student has t)ee|n.tak­ en to the hospital jwhere he was put back oh his feet again. "Cut wo could see that fecriouj things might result if we Were to permit such things to continiie. Bo we found that a balanced {ration couldi be prepared dt the university ftftfeteria for 10 cents per meal. We used. the third .floor, lyhich In Just hn attic, in the Union,buildaig fot the dining room, and admitted only those students who ; swore they could not afford to eat m atiy cafe or restaurant or boarding house. "The first clay there were 16 men and 4 women, none of whom knew each other, .strangely enough. "That was two weeks ago. Now we have 38 diiiers and the five girls who are among them are plenty popular." I Mr. Werner, Instead of being depressed by the constant associations he has with students whose problems he has to share, is greatly encouraged by the spirit tlios >T students have been showing tius year. • They don't wa|it to go back homo for summer vacations, he said, becavise "all they ever talk about at home is the depression." Mr. Wcr ner said that tJie students feel they would rather be actually feeling the. pinch of hunger than to be at home heaiing about it. . "I feel that this- is a healthy ^ign," Mrl Werner said, "and because of it i believe that America is going to emerge into aa, era of prosperity such as snc.has' never realized l>efore .'r GERMAN DEATH TTOLL TO 60. Opposition Newspaper Lists Deaths I Since Hitler Cs me In. Berlin, Feb.,21 (Ap|)—More than 60 persons have been |reported slain in political clashes throughout Germany since the first of the year, when Adolf Hitler began hiAv^swift rise to power. A tabulation made by an opposition newspaper showed less than one-quarter^Of those killed ware Hitler followers. Two persons were killed last night in fights between Hitler's Nazis and their I foes In FrankfortrOn-the- Mainl and Kalserslauten, Bavaria. Former Chanccllo^ Heim-ich Bru- cning had to be escorted out of the Bavarian town by a heavy police guard. DEMOCRATS WIN F^RST Sl[IRMISH OVER'DICTATOR' G. 0. P. Motion to Give a Majority Veto Power is Oyerridden VETERANS' PAY SAFE Byrns Opposed to Allowing Roosevelt to Cut Allowances Also iWashlngton, Feb. 21: (AP)— The house today voted to give President-elect Roosevelt sweeping power to reorganize the government. ! It adopted a modification of a pnvosal written Into the treasury-postofflce appropria- tllon bill by the senate. {However, no move was mode In the house to i empower the incoming chief executive to reduce veterans' compensation as piroposed by Speaker Gamer. JThe Bratton amendment, authorizing a 5 per cent horizontal cut In expenditures of all government departments, was eliminated. CITY OFFICES '^'O EE CLOSED. Baxilis Also to Joinl In Observance of iWashlngton Anniversary The cit.v offices ind the two banks will be closed tomorrow because of the birthday anniversary of George Washington. The county offices will remain open, County Clerk Ralph Elarton said today, and other business offices and h^us^s will also i^e- mainjopen. It is expected. The postofflce will be closed all day also. Postmaster C. O. Bollinger said, with no deUvbries to be made. MAMMOTH MINSTREL -rONIGHT Curtain to Rise at 8:15 <mI Second Annual Performance The curtain Is to rise at 8:15 tonight on the second annual! presentation of the Moments Musical Mammoth Minstrels in Memorial ball. The dress rehearsal last night was pronounced highly satisfactory by J. V. Roberts, musical director of the show, who today said that everjs thing is in readiness for the performance. The cast Is made up of male members of the Moments musical club. Washington, Peb. 21. (AP)—On the first test on giving President­ elect Roosevelt jextenslve power to reorganize the government in the interest of economy the Democrats today downed the Republicans In the house. A Republican motion to give a majority of either house of congress a veto power over changes directed by i the next president was rejected 226 to 145. The move was made by Representative Beedy (R. Me.) "The Democrats, whipped Into Une by Representative Byrns of Tennessee, chairman of the house i appropriations committee, were aided by a! few Republicans. The vqte was taken during consideration of the senate economy provisions oh ithe treasury-postofBce supply bill. Upon the outcome of the vigorous three-hobr debate that agitated the house today depended the Democratic proposal to give the next president authority to ciit government expenses irt a big: way by abolishing bureaus and their functions. Veterans Pay Safe. Uie'plan was put up to the membership by Chairman Byrns with an announcement that no effort {would- be made by the leaders to enlarge the presidential : authority to include reiductlon of statutory ijayments such as veterans' compensation. • Though desired by' Sp^er Garner and others, this was dropped, said Byrns, because "we' did not want to inclT^le any matter . . . that might provoke a discussion at the other erid of the capitol that would preclude action at this session. "If it is desired to change this it can be done in the.special session." The Republican leader, Snell, let it be known there would be no organized opposition by his party to the reorgai^tlon plan offered, which already has been passed by the senate. ? The issue was presented in a conference report compromising positions of house and senate on the treasury-postofflce bill which hi a rider carried the senate's economy legislation. All sections agreed to In conference dealing with the departmental appropriations, , were quickly approved by the house. New Proposal Ofirered. Byrns, however, proposed that the house reject the senate provision for a flat S per cent cut to be made by jheads of departments below the totals authorized by congress. Continuation of the current year's furlough plaa,; cutting govemmeht pay 8 :i-3' per cent was proposed but told the house he proposed a ititute for ihe senate version to _„jte application of the 8 1-3 pe^i cent cut to enUsted personnel of the; mlUtary services. His plan also would continue the bureau of efflc- lenpy, which the senate would have abolished. This would be retained he' said, so President. Roosevelt could get Information to guide him hi planning reorganization. ' "Investigations are being inade to see what can be done toward cpn- Eolldatlon," said Eyrris. "Swagar Sheriey, a former respected member of this house, is now engaged in, an investigation with a view of haying a report on consolidations ready for the president very soon after his inauguration." The Bratton amendment for the flat 5 per cent cut, he said, would mean the destruction of "some bureaus." "I believe we mustmain- tahi an adequate navy," Byrns sfiid. "I have: been told the Bratton amendment would cause 33 ships to be laid up and would cause our navy not to be the equal of Japan's." GLASS HAPPY IN THE SENATE Vfarginian StiU Does Not Treasury Position. Want Washington, Feb. 21. (AP)—Senator Glass (D. Va.) when asked today ^bout reports he had declined appointment as secretary of the treasury said: , | "I am entirely content to remain in the senate." "I have not changed my mind." Glass added. "tSy decision has always been final." ' The Virginian. In genial mood at a banking committee hearing, advised cdlleagues whol joked with him about various published reports concerning the secretaryship to "never; believe anythlxig you see in the papers unless in loloe." THli MANCHUEIAN SITUATION IN SUMMARY FORM I (By the Associated Press.) Japan's carefully planned invasion of the province of Jehol appears to be mider way, but the League of Nations, anxious that nothing be left undone if the dls- putie in Manchuria can be set; tied without more fighting, has delayed until Friday final action on iits Manchurian report. "Tokyo had word from Chin- chow, In southern Manchuria, thait Japanese troops niarched into Jehoi; captured the town of Nahling, swept eight miles fur- I 'ther to occupy Koupclylngtzu, and kept 'on going toward Pei- plajj, terinlnus of the raih^ad line from Chinchow. Apparently the Chinese resistance, if any, was futile. Simultaneously Japanese alr- plalhes bombed Chinese camps nedr Kallu, another city In northern 'Jehol. shanghai learned that the government of Manchukuo had prepared an ultimatum for delivery to Chang Hsiao-Liang and the Nanking government on iThursday demanding complete I evacuation of Jehol, I At Geneva the league went through with its schedule! sub- mltttag the Manchurian report to ja,speclal session of the league I assembly, which adjourned without discussion' after agreeing to debate the report on Friday. The Japanese delegation reiterated that the report was objfectlonable to'Tokyo and might result In Japan's secession from the league. PRESS VIEWS ON RECOVERY GIVEN Hearst and Haskell Present Cures for Depression to Senate , Washhigton, Feb. 21. (AP)^Rep- resentktives 'of the newspaper Industry today recommended to the senate ilnahce committee government ownership of the railroads and tariff, tax and farm debt revision. William Randolph Hearst in a voluminous letter outlined a program suggesting federal operation of the railway, expanded public works to liid unemployment, a sales tax pnd 'ireasonable reflation" of the currency. Henty J. Hn.skcll. editor of the Kansas City Star, gave the comml tec |the viewpoint of the agricultural Middle West, suggested that the incoming president be a vhrtual budget dictator and said: •• "Radically reduce all taxes; industry, Including.the farm industry, cannot carry the 1929 load. "Adjust and scale down farm Indebtedness where necessary by selective; treatment under which creditors andi debtors should share unavoidable losses. • "Depend for price recovery, not on domestic allotment or :govem- mental rental of . marginal lands, but first on the upward movement that [would come immediately throiigh removing elements of uncertainty and fear.", • To bring this about, he proposed: ''Balance the budget, reject Inflation,: settle international debts, stabilize currencies, encourage the fani^er through abatement of taxes on land taken out of production to continue to adjust his farm production; to normal supply and demand conditions through an intelligent land-use program;" He also called for ','the lowering of trade barriers by reciprocal action so as to give the farmer his neces-, sary and fair foreign market for his surplus products." Hearst suggested currency Inflation by increasing bond issues and currency notes Issued against them, contending this would offset leaving home markets "open to an influx of cheap foreign products" made under depreciated money systems. ' As for the railroads, the publisher asserted "apparently the only way that the. Necessary complete reorganization and unification of the railroads can be accomplished is through government ownership." "Government ownership will administer the railroads economically in one coordinated system," he said. CRISIS IS PASSED Mayor Cermak in Good Condition After Miami Shooting Miami. Fla., Feb. Z} (AP) — Dr. Kari Meyer of Chicago stated today that Mayor Cermak has definitely passed' the crisis attending his critical wounding during an attempt bn the life of President-elect Roosevelt, Dr. Meyer made his statemeiit after a short visit to .the hospitai room of the Chicago mayor. ' '"The Wound in Mayor Cermak's right lung has healed and the lung has expanded to normal again," he statpd. "The liver is back to normal. There' is no indication of any complication. I am convinced that the crisis has definitely passed. '"There is no indication of pneumonia. , "The only adverse developments that might occur noW would be those that might occur in any mail 60 years of age." MURDER SUSPfiCTS GIVEN OVER Two of Four Held for Simpson Death To District Court I Norton. Kas<, Feb. 21 (AP)—Harry Laird and Charles LonK, two of four mei| held for the murder of Jube Simpson, Lenora night marshal last :(*ovember 21, were bound over to the district court yesterday for trial on murder charges and their bonds set jat $10,000 each. Both gave their address as Colorado Springs, Colo, i C^es of the other two, Robert Ruble and Albert Beynon, both of St. I Louis, were continued until JAPAN REFUSES LEAGUE REPORT OFFEREOTODAY Assembly Adjourns Without Discussing Policy Document A DANGEROUS STEP Tokyo Representatives Urge Careful Consid^ ei^ation First : Tokyo. Feb. 22. (AP)—A Rengo (Japanese) news agency dispatch ^om Chinchow today said J{il>anese troops occupied NanUns,early this morning and then tbok over Koupeiylngtzu, eight miles farther northwe^ in Jehol province. The advices added that jthe Japanese troops then continued in the dhrection of Pelpiao, which is the terminus of a railroad line from Chinchow.' After occupation of Pefpao, the advance will be suspended, headquarters in Changchun ^id. Japanese airplanes severely bombed concentrations of guerillas in the neighborhood' of Kallu, said Rengo dispatches /rom llingllao. Geneva, Feb. 21. (AP)—"The League of Nations report, condemn- Ihg Japan's Manchurian policy wis presented this afternoon io the League assembly which then adjourned without , discussion imtU Friday when the report will ;be debated. ! Shortly after the adjournment the Japanese delegation issued a; statement reiterating that the government at Tokyo would be unable to accept the League's report. ; The statement Warned that a grave , situation would arise if • the fissembly should adopt the {report, and appealed to the assembly "to think twice before making this decision." Protesting against the declaration for non-recognltlon of and non-, cisoperatlon with Manchukub, the statement said: "In so pronouncing judgment the League would be cmbarklnif upon an adventure which certainly.cottld not contribute to the pcacd and happiness and welfare of the 30 million people in Manchukub, and It might prove to be an obstacle to good understanding and friendly relations beitween nations upon: which P0DC8 depends." ,"Por Japan to accept this .report would create uncertainties and probably disordprs In eastern Asia. "Japan implicitly believes In the sanctity of treaties. Including the covenant of the League of Nations, the pact |0f Paris and the, nine- : power treaty. * • * Having regard t(i the exceptional conditions existr ing in Cmna, a fundamental and conclusive solution of the dispute cannot be realized unless the principles of these treaties are ippUed in'a way to harmonize with the realities. /'Japan, in her endeavor to secure peace and welfare in the far east, has had to reconcile these treaties with actions essential to the purpose." I ' - . y • •• SILVER BILLS ON THE tABLE No Action Expected on Moves! to En- huice Value of Me'taL^ Washington, Feb. 21. (AP) ^ The house coinage committee today tentatively tabled all sUver bUls., Among measures voted down was oEJe by Chahman Somers to make legal tender of all silver certificates and permit Issuance of new ones against silver to be purchased by the treasury. Although Somers said that: "silver legislation, so far as I am cbncemed, is dead for all time," other members said that when.the committee meets tomorrow some of the measures tabled today win be brought iip for reconsideration. « ' ' ILJLNESS NOT DUE TO WATER Specialist Diagnoses DeSofo: Cases ^ As Streptococcus Infection. E^Soto, Kas.. Feb. 21 (APl-r-Hl- nesy of five DeSoto grade school children, first believed to have: resulted from an acid conditiori -in drinking water, was diagnosed by a specialist yesterday as a streptococcus infection of the nose and throat. •The specialist. Dr. Carl P. Ferris, reported there was nothing to indicate the condition of the wat«r hnd caused the illness. He said the dls- ea.«e wa.s not uncommon and that it usually took patients a week! to recover; MORE R. F. C. MONEY TO STATE Receives Portion of ; Relief Lo^^ns Totaling Over a MUilon Washington, 5^b. 21. (AP)—Relief loans aggregathig over $1,083,000 today were approved by the Reconstruction corporation, Kansas receiving $641,868, South DakotE^ $409,950, North Dakota, $17,500 and Oregon $14,000.; r.The' Is to care for 51 counties during March and April. . BRON-SON WINS DEBATE TILT Class B Toamament Title Goes to Bpnrbon County Town; Ottawa Kas., Feb. 21. (APJ-iSron- son won the Class B high school debate tournament held at Ottawa imiyerslty yesterday. Entries competed frpm Defioto, Vlnland, li^elba, Blue Mound and EdwardsvlUe: ! IF -TOU MISS THE REGISTJESB CAUimORm

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