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VOLUME XX^^a. No, 100. Successor to The lola Dailjr Register, The loin Daily Record, and lola Daily 'Index. lOLA, KAS., WEDNESOAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 22,1933. Tlie Weekly Register, Established 1867. Th«,Iola Dally Register, Established 1897. FOUR PAGES SECOND ANNUAL MINSTRELS TO i GOOD AllDlENCE Music Club Members Win Approval in Memorial Hall Last Night A FINISHED IfKODUCT WAR MACHINE. DRIVING ON INTO JEHOL. Credit Reflected on Men For Excellence of Singing and Acting - ; The Momont.s Musical Mammoth j Mlnstrt'ls were jircsentcd in Memo- j rftil liall la.st nlRht for the second I. annual time. An audience of sev-j ; cftil hundrod persons was present ajid gave the show a' wann recep- ! iron. - , • A colIcRe : iHollf was followed In •; the first pii|ri. Victor Kirk, Inter- i; locutor, cxi)lain6d that it would be !; Jiccessary for all of the men to prove fl^lr ability as entertainers before i tJrey could be admitted to the Mo- ; . ments Musical coIlcRc. .The end men, played by Cedric . Willson. Ralph Prccman, John V. B{jberts, Earl Moorr. Stanley Kirk, -.arid Harold Kclley. were then questioned by the interlocutor to. see.,if they could qualify for entrance. Judging by the apiilau.se of the audience, they passed their examinations •wj^h high grades. , During the first part solos were : suiig by Stanley Kirk, Herbert , Brown. Cedric WilUon. Eugene! -Worsham. 'Harold Kelley. Floyd Kel--- leyi and John Roberts. Harold KeU lejf. who scored a hit in last yeiir's . production with his solo. "I Ain't Gpt No Body." sang . "Darktown • Stiiitters Ball" effectively last night. | CoUUtV, CitV, Bank and _Jobn Roberts. Kelley's running mate . n^^.^^^^^Jii- rk * f: „ « jas one of the Two Black Crow.v (jOVCmment Ottl CCS pgain won the warm, spot he has i ClOScd On HolidaV held, in the hearts of lola audiences i ror. years, with hLs Jokes, songs, and j Washington-s birthday , meant a tT °"°.SpIause for Kelley. \ "^^^'^ *° governmental and ! ployd Kelley won special applause I ^^^^ employes m lola today, but 3n*the first part when he sang a.s ! onlj' a routine day to most other ,a solo. "Lena Riley." words and ' loians with the exception of chil- U ^ert.^ ^'^"^ attending two of the eity grade [ A tap dance act by Paul Howard schools. ppened the olio, or second part of I All city and county offices were ^he minstrel. His dance was entitled, j closed although ip was announced (By the Associated Prejss.) Driving westerward toward the capitol of Jehol, th^ Japanese army is reported to have halted at Pelplao, 30 miles from the Manchurian frontier at the terminus of the railroad from Chlnchow. Chinese resistance has been ineffectual and the invaders plan to sweep on to Jehol city with 50,000 men operating along a 200-mile front. At Peiplng an official Chinese announcement denied that Japan had captured the town of Nanllng, half way betw*een the Manchurian border and Peiplao.' Japanese dispatches from Changchun, also in Manchuria, .said the Chinese commander of the Lupeh district army had de- .•serted and offered hLs 19,000 men to Manchukuo. .This was not confirmed from other sources. _ : A spokesman at Tokyo, confirming reports of the advance thus far, said it might be necessary eventually for the army to Install itself at Peiplng and Tientsin. The former is the old Chinese capital. In the latter several western powers including the United States maintain army posts. Nanking, seat of the National government of China, has not yet received from Manchukuo an ultimatum demanding evacuation of Jehol. If and when it does come, a government spokesman said, it will be returned unopened. OYLER FIGURES IN CONTROVERSY OVER'DICTATOR' lolan "Proposes to Give Landon "Absolute Power" f or Economy KNAPP TAKES ISSUE Oyler Can Talk Lonp^er And Say Less Than Anybody, He Says Topeka, Feb. 22. (AP)— A ; suggestion the legislature give Governor Alf M. Landon "absolute powers" to consolidate and eliminate state boards and departments was made In the sennitc today by Senator F. J. Oyler, Denocrat, of lola. Rising to a point of personal privilege at the time he presented a petition signed by 225 Allen county farmers asking for a moratorium on farm mortgages, Senator Oyler said, if the Rjepubllcans of the senate would prepare such a bill giving the WASHINGTON DAY PROGRAMS GIVEN nd was cleverly •"Heels in the Air," an ex(;cuted.. ' jJLrthur Garrison. Tod Canatsey, and John Roberts, who was still in buck face, took part in the .second olio.act, "The Dissecting Room." It had to do with the antics of live mtjn who, were pretending to be corjises and- provoked many a laiigh. liTie last vaudeville act was ijre- .seritcd by WilLson and Victor Kirk. After WilLson had sung Can You Sparc a Dime?", as a solo. Kirk madi^ hLs appearance in the at the court house late yesterday that county, offices would remain open. Banks too. were not open for business, although it was because of the day being February 22, aind not any financial difficulties, that caused the doors to remain locked. • Washington day programs were presented in Washington school this morning and at Lincoln this afternoon. Miss Hazel Suffron, principal Brother. \ at Washington, said that the program there consisted for the mo.st part of music, although A. M. audience idressed as a rube. Fa.st Tlioroman. superintendent of schools, repartee, good Jokc-s. and music spoke, and Dan Hanlhome gave a made the act highly acceptable. temperance reading, one for which The entire company took part in he had received a silver medal the; musical aftcrpic'ce. Flovd Kel-: awarded in a W. C. T. U. contest ley-by request sang "That Little recently. Boy-of Mine." a solo which made a Mr. Thoroman also spoke at Lln- hit'Mn the first minstrel la-st»year. coin school this afternoon, using as The ^curtain was rung down after a .his genefal topic the character of choral number "Our States." at the I.George Washington. No other per- comrfuslon of which characters rep- j sons outside the school participated reseiitingj Uncle Sam. President i m the program, Mrs. W. H. King, Hoaver. and George Washington ap- pnncipal, said. Patriotic music peafcd in costume. fo™ed a part^of the actlWties. . Dave Long impensonnted Mr. Hoo- No other Washington -day pro- vcr,?jrmmle Reid. Uncle Sam. and j grams were held m the Tola schools Roy' Flnley George Washington. today, although siich programs are The music for the entire show ! Planned In two or three other buUd- was^fumished by an orchestra compose?! of Tod Canatsey, Lou Canatsey, »£. G. Meeks. Jlmmie Reid, Dene .Roufisavell, Harold Remsberg, and Ira Moses; Ol-hers in the cast included: Dene BiUbe. Herbert Brown. Kent Dudley, ilEdln-in Haglund. Donald Gish, William Buttram. Milton Worthing- ton.:,L&slie L«a\'ltt. Roland Snuffer. andvClair Kerr. Tlie members of the ipast arc hon- ings for Friday. The postofflce was closed today and no mail deliveries made. THOMAS H. MCDOWELL DIES Funeral to Be Conducted By the Bev. J. tee Releford Later. Tliomas H. McDowell died at hi.s h.ome. 502 North Jefferson, late yesterday after an illness of some dur- orar<y male members , of the Mo- i atinn. He. was '68 j'ears ola. men^ miusical club and the .show is i Tlie Rev. J. Lee Releford, pastor procfuced annually as the program i of the Christian church, will con- ! which the men agree to:glve the club j duct the funeral service, the date of once* each year. Proceeds from the | which has not been set yet. Burial governor "as much power as congress has voted to give President Roosevelt I will support it." Senator Oyler's remarks that the I present le jislature had accomplished t nothing In the way of .relief for the (people ard that if relief were not furnished'"within four years the dissatisfied! element in this' nation will sweep £hd country" drew fire from Senator! Dallas Knapp, Republican, CoffeyVUlfe. Off to a Bad Start."I regrfct," Senator Knapp said, "that we must begin a celebration 6f George Washington's birthday with the talk that we haVe just heard. It should not pass im- noticed." Declaring Senator Oyler "can speak thej longest and say the least of any man I ever have seen in this senate." Knapp said he resented the remark tiie legislature had accomplished njjthing. and said he. did not "believe'a revolution was approaching/! I • • "Let us! give thought to constructive measures." he said, "which will keep intfjct fundamental principles of our state and national government." . During his talk Senator Knapp said relief had been furnished in a number of bills and mentioned appropriation bills which have been cut approximately 20 per cent under those of 1031. Applause for Knapp.-' Applause greeted Senator Knapp's talk. Senator Oyler, In making his proposition clear said. "Let's enact a law giving, our governor absolute power to consolidate and climln^^te boards and departments, pass the necessary appropriation bills and go hpme." He said he had enough faith in Governor Landon to support such a bill if the Republicans would prepare it. , "These are perilous times," he said during his talk, "and the Communists are accumulating by the hundreds of thousands. If the 'Incoming administration does not furnish relief, within four years the dissatisfied element 1^'ill sweep, the' country and I fear for our present form of government." At the conclusion of Senator Knapp's reply addfess. Senator Oyler took the floor ai;d said he was not a "Red" or a "Communist" but "I have told you conditions as they are—remember what I say." POSTERS ATTRACT ATTENTION Advertisements of Operetta Drawing Much Favorable Comment. ROosevdlt Gives Reins I To His New Secretaries Senator Hull As Secretary of State and William H, Woodin As Treasury Hes d Must Now Start Negotiations For Securing "Ne v Deal" Promised by Democrats. New York. Feb. 22. (AP)—His groundwork laid for a pre gram aimed at world economic revival. President-elect Roosevelt tuned the job over today to his newly announced secretaries of state and treasury- Senator cordell Hull of Tennessee, and William H.. Woodin, of New I" York, re'spectively. Those two trusted . and proved friends, were announced last night by Mr. Roosevelt as his two de- pendables' in the wide sweeping negotiations hp is at)out to undertake for world monetar>' stabilization, tariff reciprocation, and'war debts relief. I The namiiig of Hull and Woodin as the premier officers In the Roosevelt cabinet!came suddenly at the end of two (^ays of conversations by the president-elect with the official emissaries of Great Britain, Pranbe, and Canada.i Ii^ these conversations, Mr. Hioose- velt arranged for an early world ticket sale will be given to the lola welfiire association after neccssarj^ expenses have been deducted. I Favorable comment was heard on all Sides today for the proficient way' the show was enacted. The' | -costiimes could not have -been im. prov6d uix)n and the musical parts showed good talent well directed. is to be made in the lola cemetery. Mr. McDowell leaves his widow and two daughters in his Immediate fiimily. The children are Mrs. A. B. Fitzg-crald. of Brownwood, Tex., and Miss Louise McDowell, of Dallas. Mi.s.s Cralgie McDowell, and Miss Li;cinda McDowell of lola are sis- tf rs. i.nd John McDowell is a brother. Anotlier brother, Ralph, lives in Sklatook. Okla. THEATER GROUP TO MEET Officers to Be Elected at Meeting In Kelley Hol«I at 8 p. m. Joan Bennett Kccuperatlnir. Hcilywood. Feb. 22 (AP) — Joan Benfiett. blonde movie actres-s. was recugerating today from a minor operation ; performed Monday. Dr. Hartfld Van Metre said she will be able;?to leave the hospital in four °r j Officers will be elected and or- •iTYiii * rwiTTT -in 3 T»>v » Tvo ' pan'^'-atlon perfected for the Little Wr<ATHLR and KOAUb| Theater guild In a meeting which ' ' —— I is to be held in the grill room of 'FOTl KA.VSAS—Fair tnnifrht and j Ihe Kelley hotel at 8 o'clock tonight. Thnijsday; somewhat folder in r.-ist; Committees which were named at tonii^ht; rlslHR temperature in west a meeting last Tliur.sday will sub- portion Thursday. mit their recommendations tonight FdK lola and Vicinity—Fair to- j for the vote of those attending, nlplii ,and Thursday; somewhat | Any person who is Interested in f.oldjc^ tohlRht. j any phase of the drama . or the Mid-Wcek Forecast for Kansas— - theater is Invited to attend. Cicjudrally fair weather Wednesday. Thupday and Friday; mostly moderate temperature. ONE MORE YEAR OF GRACE 61 today 35; excess j-esterday 17: ex­ cess'since January ist, 380 degrees; this" date last year—highest 48; low<pt 30. i Precipitation for the 24 ending at 7 a.; m. today 0; total for this_iyear to date. 1.67; deficiency sin<» January 1st .91 inch. Relative humidity at 7 a. m. to- dayV75 per cent: barometer reduced to sea level 29.83 inches. Sun rises 7:03 a. m.; sets. 6:08 p., m.. Weather and Dirt Roads. Coffeyvllle, Eniporla, Ottawa. Saline', Manhattan. Topeka; Arkansas City, Wichita, Pittsburg, clear, roads seeO. . .1., St. Petersburg, Fla., Feb. 22. (AP) Give prohibition one more year. Dr. . ' ^- Scott McBride, general superin- -lendcnt of the Anti-Saloon League of America > says, and "the pendulum of .public opinion, which has swung away from the dry side will by that time have swung back." ""The 1934 primaries and general election." he said, "will either nail down prohibition in the United States or the fight will lost. This next election will be a direct wet and dry contest and will Indicate to the states tlie real sentiment of the people on the grdhiljitiQa (^uestlQa." If attendance at the high school operetta which is to be presented tomorrow night could be gauged by the artistic skill with which it is being advertised in two Ibla stores, it would be safe to say that the senior high auditorium will be crowded when the curtain- rises tomorrow. Hand painted posters are being observed with the greatest Interest by persons pa^ng by the Leader and Ramsay's. They are done In water colors in a manner which would do credit to a highly paid commercial artist. The colors an{J designs are jOf a caliber and conception seldom seen on posters of any nature in any city. E. V. Worsham, who is directing the operetta, disclosed today that the artist is Mrs. J. B. BrujCe, wife of the chemistry Instructor: In the senior high-school. "She Is always kind enough to help us out," Mr. Worsham said. PAOLA CHURCH BENEFICIARY New Orleans Woman Wills Iler Estate to Kansas Congregation. DEMOCRATSPAT BACKS p TALK Annual Dinner of Kansas Democratic Club Draws Workers to Topieka Topeka. Feb. 22j (AI^)—The Democratic leaders of Kansas met here today to talk over their success in the recent national campaign and to lay the ground work for an effort to win back control of the state administration. Strictly speaking, it's an "off year" in 'politics—so far as cant- paigns go—but many of the men and women leaders : turned out nevertheless for the party's Washington day round of festivities which will reach a climax tonight with j;he annual dinner of the Kansas Democratic club. Scott W. Lucas, chairman of the Illinois tax commission and formerly national judge advocate of the American Legion, will l?e t!lie chief speaker at the dinner. The day's round of activities got' under way this morning with a women's breakfast conference at which Mrs. Harri-son Parkman of Emporia, vide-chalrman of the Ddmocrallc state committee, presided. Si5cakcEs on the program included former Governor Harry H. Woodring, Representative-elect Kathryn O'Loughlln McCarthy of the sixth Kansas district, and Mrs. John G. Catlett- of Tulsa,. Okla. The Democratic state central committee was called into session at 10 a. m. by Guy T. Helvering.the party's state chairman, to discuss official business. At the same time, Mrs. Ed P. Parker of Paola. national congressional committeewoman, met with the national women's congressional committee to discuss party organization in the state. The program included two luncheons, one' for the Democratic ex- service men, and the other .that of the women's Woodrow Wilson luncheon .club. A women's reception and tea was arranged for late In the afternoon. In addition to Lucas, speakers programmed for the dinner tonight included former Governor Woodring, Chairman Helvering, Dudley Doolittle, Democratic national committeeman. Representative-elect Kathryn O'Loughlln McCarthy, Randolph Carpenter, congressman-elect from the fourth Kansas district, and Joe McDowell, president of the club. A conference and dinner for Negro members of the party also was arranged. To give the Democratic members of the legislature an opportunity to participate in the various events, the house and senate agreed to adjourn at noon. economic parley which he intends will cany out his program for International rehabilitation before he takes up the subject of war debts relief. Concluding his international conversations iate yesterday, Mr. Roosevelt turned quickly to his cabinet. He announced the veterans Senator Hull and William H. Woodin and then took up the other offices. The following are; regarded also as certainties in the Roosevelt cabinet: Attorney General—Senator Walah, of Montana. Postmaster General—Jamea A. Farley, of New York. Secretary of Na\7—Senator Swanson, of Virginia. Secretary of Agriculture-^Kenry Wallace Jr., of Iowa. _ Secretary of Labor—Mifis Prances Perkins, of New York. However, these announcements are not expected to be made until Mr. Roosevelt has decided finally upon his secretaries of war,- commerce and interior. Senator Hull and Mi'. Woodin.are both over the 60-year mark jand both-two of the most approachable and congenial men in public life. Senator Hull has spent most of his. matiire years in congress, serving for jt;ars in the house and advancing to the" senate in 1930. He is regarded on Capitol Hill as an authority on the tariff and finance, — th.c two subjects which will o'ccupy him mo.st of the next year. Mr. Woodin, a genius in the busl- nc.ss world, compared by his success,' is just as amiable and just a.* astute in the field of finance. He is president of the American Car & Foundry company and a member of several other successful, corporations; A Republican in his early days, he supported both Alfred E. Smith and Franklin D. Roosevelt. SECOND ATTEMPT AWRY Postal Authorities JOiscover Crude Bomb in Mails Intended for the ; President-Elect • Washington; Feb. 22. (AP)—A second apijargnt attempt on the life of President-elect Roosevelt Is un^ dcr investigation following; the dis- coverj' of a package addressed to him containing a crudely wrapped .shot!;un .shell. The opinion that It was the work! of n crank was expressed by Win ll.sm Sattcrfifcld. chief postal mJ jspector for the Washington district! He added, however, that if the shell hac^ exploded it might have resulted: fatally. Tigiitly wrapiwd with rusty wires and in ,a paper-stuffed package ad-^ dre.ssed to "Franklin D. Roosevelt, Washington. D. C.," the shell was found yesterday at the city post- office. It was mailed from Watertown, New York. Discovery resulted when the package tumbled from a mail sack and burst open. An investigation centering at Watcrtown , to ascertain who sent it was begim promptly. W. H. Moran, chief of the secret seiTice charged with guarding the president as well as the president­ elect, had not been notified early today. The 12-gaugc shotgun shell was wired to explode if jarred or struck. It' was described as obviously the work of an amateur ancl might have gone off at any time. The investigation is being made under a law prohibiting the sending of explosives through the liiail. Only last Saturday, five persons wpe arrested here in connection with a letter which had been found exbressing^ regret that the attempt to\ assassinate Roosevelt at Miami was unsuccessful. Two were released promptly, another w-as held for immigration authorities and the remainder were freed w-hen they explained the let- SURPRISE IN ROOSEVELT SELECTIONS COMPLETE LIST GIV-^ EN OUT UNOFFICIALLY TODAY ROPER FOR COMMERCE ter was intended as a joke. Scholastic Ability Not tlie Otily A ttribute of George Donaldson other Names Include a Womairi as Secretary Of Labor (Copyright,' 1933, by the Aaioclated Preii) Washington, Feb. 22. (AP)—Word reached informed quarters Iti Washington today that President-elect Roosevelt had completed selection of his cabinet, and that the list contains one surprise—Daniel C. Roper of South Carolina for siecre- tary of commerce. The information was that Homer Cummings of Cpnnecticut would,be governor-general of the Philippines", regarded as the highest appointive office outside the cabinet. The complete cabinet slate, as It is expected .by Democrats here to ije announced shortly by Mr. Roosevelt, follows: ! State^-<;ordell Hull of Tennessee. Treosiiry—William Woodin of Pennsylvania and New York. War—George H. Dem of Utah. Justice—Thomas J. Waish of Montana. Postofflce—James A. Farley of New- York: ' Nayy—Claude A. Swanson of Virginia. Interior—Harold Ickesof Illinois Agriculture-^-Henry A. Wallace of Iowa. i Commerce—Daniel C.' Roper of South Carolina. . Labor—Miss Frances Perkins of New York. Most Names Expected. Of the ten, J all but one or two have been regarded as foregone conclusions for several days. Selection of Hull and Wloodin was formally announced yesterday by the president-elect in New York. Walshi. now senator from Montana, is understood to have accepted some time ago, and Swanson. .senator from Virginia, yesterday. Formal tenders are said, to have been made within the past week to Farley, Wallace and Miss Perkins, and accepted. Selection of Ickes, a political ally of Senator Hiram Johnson, tl\e progressive Republican leader of California, is hailed here as a tangible recognition of that western Republican Insurgent wing which bolted Hoover in last year's campaign and helped elect the Democratic ticket; Roper is a former' commissioner of internal irvenue under Woodrow Wilson, andi has been known as an important political supporter of William. G. McAdoo in McAdoo's candidacies for the Democratic presidential nomination. He is a lawyer. A Praeticlng Attorney. ^Slncc hisj previous government seirice, which. Included a term as vice-chairman of the tariff commission andi first assistant postmaster general, ihe has resided m Washington as head of a firm of practicing attorneys. Homer Cummings, reported selected for governor general of the Philippines, was chairman of the Democratic national committee , in 1920. He also is a lawyer. He wa5~one of Mr. Roosevelt's chief supporters for the presidential nomination in 1932. MISSING STUbENT FOUND A VICTIM OF AMNESIA Dallas. Tex., Feb. 22. (AP)— Chester Newland, 22, who disappeared a weeli ago fromOtr tawa, Kas., where he was a student at Ottawi university, was located at Baylor hospital here today, recovering from amnesia. As he walked about the corridors of the .hospital, Newland said he, would remain here until the" arrival of his niother, Mrs. George. Newland, who lives at 731 Mulberry street,-Kansas City, Kas. He understood she was en route to Dallas. He was admitted to the hospital Sunday night after he had collapsed at the Firet Baptist church. Brj-ce Tw'ltty, hospital superintendent, was sitting In a l^ew near him and arranged for his immediate' transfer to the institution. • The youth today, said he knew his name, where he lived and his parents but said he did hot know how he reached Dallas and the last thing he remembered yras a ride in an automobile. PAST RISES UP IN KIDNAPING PROBE BoettcherlName Connected With Gamblers And Gangsters Denver, Feb. 22. (AP)—A frustrated attempt by Claude K. Boettcher, multi-millionaire father of kidnaped Charles Boettcher Jr., to keep an appointment with the kidnapers near Derby, Colo., and the unsuccessful efforts of unidentified persons to employ I. E. Anderson; Colorado Springs atto'rriey as an Intermediary, flung the abduc-, tion case into feverish activity today. .1 In almost hysterical frenzy, the elder Boettcher, who .refused to keep • the , rendezvous with the kidnapers' last night because he was followed by two , detectives, .announced he had posted at his palatial home and at his son's home, three blocks distant, $60,000-in cash, the ran^ som' demanded lay the kidnapers February 12, when they whisked young Boettcher away from his . home garage. PRAIRIE FIRE FINALLY OUT Gale Fans Flames as Fanners Fight Back In SaUne County. New Orleans.. Feb. 22. (AP>—The ^1 of Mrs. Laura Ellen Sandj-s. probated here yesterday, named the First Baptist church of Paola, Kas.. as sole beneficiary. The estate Includes deposits in five homestead assoclatlpns and the family resident. The beneficiary was described in the will as "the church of my childhood days." . ^ INJURIES MAY PROVE FATAL Former Marine Hurt When He Falls Under a Train. Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 2?. (AP) Harry Diamond, 53, Leavenworth, Kas., was ihjured. probably fatally here last ni^t when he fell under a Missouri Pacific freight train. Diamond, a former Marine, was ."bumming" his way .to the soldiers home at Leavenworth. No hope for his recovery was held by attendants at the; hospital where he was taken. | Behind & comparatively unimportant story in a Kansas City newspaper today • lies a chronicle of events which will prove of Interest to many lolans. The paper I carries an announcement, hidden away in an obscure position, that George W. Donaldson of lola Ls one of 13 students in the University of Kansas school of law to make the dean's honor roll. Tho.sc named were selected for outstq,nding scholastic ability for the fall semcs*- ter. ! To the average • person to whom Donaldson's name is but one of the 13, it just means that he is a good scholar—that he has ability tO' get good grades, no matter what his other attributes might be. Btit. to those who know Donaldson and some of the facts of his case, the honor accorded him means far more. Instead of being signalized for "outstanding scholastic ability," the qualifications might better have been stated, "For outstanding ability to overcome the highest of obstacle!;, and attaining outstanding scholastic results in the face of discouraging dUficulties." Donaldson is the son of the late Ensign and Mrs. Donaldson of'Tola. His father was in command of the local Salvation Army _for years before his-, death some time ago. Aftei- his death, George was forced to support himself by his own efforts, receiving absolutely no help from any other source. He was graduated from the lola high school In 1923 and later attended the junior- college for two years. j,He hesitated, however, about trying to continue his college .education without any financial backing what- spevcr.. But a close friend, Carlton Crick, a .son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Crick, urged him to try. I Donaldson finally did make the decision and a position at-the head of his class is the result. He h|iis put himself through the law scriool at Lawrence by working a,t two [jobs—one as a waiter in the university cafeteria. fOr which he receives his board, and the other do- ipg stenographic work for a Lawrence law firm. The latter job was ^cured for him through the efforts of Carlton Crick who also worked Ijls way through school by means of the job with the same law firm. (Sriek ranked so high in his class that he received a scholarship In an eastern university upon his gradua- tdoni.from K. U. I Persons who are familiar with the scholastic standards of the imiverr sity law school are the ones who ^ve Donaldson ,tfte most credit. It ifequires the best energies of the average student there to maintain even an average rating. Consequently, a student who can place Ijilmself on the honor roll while working for his living at the same time draws the highest respect and admiration of those who know btni. Salina, Kas!, Feb. 22. (AP)—More than 200 farmers fought for ten hours a prairie fire that began six miles west of Roxbury and eight miles south of Hallville, Saline county, at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and. conquered it after it burned a strip eight miles long and two miles wide. Damage to fencesj feed, • telephone poles and such things destroyed in the fire is .estimated by farmers at $25,000. The fire began during a terrific gale when ^es were dim with dust and it was midnight before it was imder control. Several farm homss stood in the path and crowds saved them by continually beating the fire as the wind was too strong to backfire and plowing In the gale was impossible. 'When the flames reached the Missouri Pacific tracks near Bridgeport, the farmers were able to stop them for while they juthiKid the tracks rcMotcdly, the fighting horde w-as aMfcto beat out the flro eaph time it. crossed-the tracks. Tlie only livestock destroyed were 12 hogs belonging to Henry Bates. BUSY DAY AT WASHINGTON. Congress Bnsy on. Anniversary of Birth of First President. * Wasliington, Feb. 22. (AP)—Con^ grcss and the president marked the 201st anniversary of the birth of George Washington with a busy day's work. Government departments were on holiday, but a full program of committee sessions added to the usual meetings of senate and house eliminated both rest and ceremony from the congressional day. President Hoover broke a custom of past years by taking no part In Washington birthday ceremonies. He went to his ofiSce at the usual hour, conferred at length with Secretary Mills and arranged to meet tnisiness callers afterward. Denver, Feb. 22. (AP)—A rich pioneer Colorado family, the Boett- chers, whose private life was rudely shattered by the kidnaping of the third member of a djTiasty of wealth andj ijower, watched today' through weary eyes the linking of the family name with tho.sc of gamblers, gangsters, and bootleggers as authorities pushed an Investigation into the abduction. Stretching acrass the entire social scale, the abduction February 12 of Charles Boettcher Jr.. 31-year-old investment broker and heir to a fortune, the investigation has dipped Into the. past life of the missing man. While authorities sought to establish some link betw-een young Boettcher's past life and his abduction, Claude K. Boettcher, his father; who made his millions in practically every business enterprise In the state, conducted independently of police his owm private investigation. His four contacts with tne actual kidnapers has. convinced him his son still lives. Gambler Arrested. As the elder Boettcher sought to regain contact with the abductors to inform them he was willing to pay the $60,000 ransom If they would assure him against trickery, police questioned O. E. Stevens, alias (Charles Belmont, described by police as the operator of two gambling resorts In Colorado Springs. A detective captain, W. J. Armstrong, said Stevens admitted young Boettcher had give him I. O. U.s for $1200 to cover gambling losses and that the money had not been repaid until a. yeai- later. Armstrong said he had learned young Boettcher's gambling losses amounted to nealtly .$20,000. Authorities arrested Mary Rogers and Charles Baker, friends of Stevens, who police said notified Mrs. Stevens in Colorado to "shift and shift quickly." Miss Rogers, Arm- .strong said, told him she knew Mrs. Stevens' arrest would follow that of her husband and . she wanted to warn Mrs. Stevens against apprehension. Mrs. Stevens has not been arrested. Notes Pour In. Words of the underworld, such as "rubbed out," "put the finger on," and "shift quick" have circulated through the palatial Boettcher homec as dozen of notes, real and genuine, were received by the elder Boettcher, and his - intermediaries. James Grant, an attorney, Jind the R_ev. B. D. Dagwell. rector of fashionable St. Johns Episcopar church. Behind the scenes are Mrs. Anna Lou Boettcher, attractive! young wife of the kidnaped broker, and Charles Boettcher, the' 80-year-old multlmillioriaire gi-andfather of young Boettcher, who. has persistently opposed payment of the ransom. . Mrs. Boettcher, an expectant mother, has retired from her father- in-law's home to her own ej^iensive residence. She ,is under the constant care of physicians. • Police <:aiief Albert T. Clark described Stevens' arrest as an miport- ant step in the solution of the abduction. Stevens was to he questioned at length today. "We do not think Stevens took part In the actual kidnaping," Clark said, "but we feel he has valuable information as to the identity of the kidnapers." IP YOU MISS THE REGISTER CALL 157 OR 620. CAMPBELL SETS RECORD OF 272 MILES PER HOUR British Driver Eclipses His Own World .Mark Set Last Year AI^ 18 M. P. H. HIKE Attempt Run Off Today Despite I»oor Visibility On the Beach Daylona Beach, Fla., Feb. 22. (AP) Sir fttoilcoim Campbell, famous. Brit-, ish racis car driver todoy cracked the T»?orld's automobile speed record wide open in a thrilling, breathtaking dash over the sands of the beach speedway here. In two blistering runs over the hard packed sands, the intrepid 48- year-old race car driver attained.the astounding speed of 272.108 miles an hour over an officially . measured mile coiu-se for a new land speed record. On the first of two runs across the sand, Campbell was clocked at a speed of 273.556 miles an hour.. and qn his second trial at a clip of 276.67JS for an average two-way record of 272.108 miles an hour. Up by 18 M. F. H. On his runs, Campbell exceeded by 18 .140 miles an hour his old world record of 253.968, established here f. year ago. ; Streaking across the beach on his first trial, Campbell was clocked over the measured mllb in 13.16 seconds -and on his second: run over that distance at 13.60 seconds, for an iiverage elapsed time of ',13.23 seconds. Although the beach and vlsibUlty were none too good,' Campbell, who had been forced to delay his record, attemiJt for two weeks because of unfavorable conditions, decided to make his trials today. ; , '< After waiting for more than an . hour for a light mist to clear, Campbell suddenly started the motor of • his giant machine and began his epochal runs i across the &and, with thousands of spectators lining the sapd ^unes that pai^allel the course. Taking a four mile rolling start, the f£(mous racer quickly: threw his car into high gear, shoved the accelerator of the 12-cyllnder airplane motoft toward the floorboard and ;he was off on a terrific burst of speed. Disappears in Haze. Rapidly gaining momentum, the car kpproached top speed as it neared the officially measured mile, and In only a few seconds it streaked past the timing tower toi disappear in th(* light haze ot the isouth end of thct course. Becduse the visibility was so p(x>r, spectators at the timing tower and grand stand were unable .to ^e the speeding machine until it was only a mile away. Faster and faster the hurtling car sped, and with a terrific roar It flashed past the stands to gradually come to a stop four mlles^ south down the course. Jumjplng out. of the cockpit, Campbell hastily inspected his car, gave officials word he was ready to start hts second run, and: In an Instant •itss off again on another dash north over the beach. Camphell said he was undecided whether he would make another try In iiajj effort to boostihls record still higher, before he returns to England. He Indicated, however, that he was satisfied with his new record, in vie* of the adverse conditions, and that he probably would not make any more trials. A BABY THEFT PLOT i :,. Witness; Says McGn^ Wanted to Got Hold of a "Papoose." Los Angeles', Feb. 22 (AP) — A charge -; that- Congressman Harold McGugin of CoffeyviUe, kas., allegedly plotted to steal; a i'fpapoose" which would Inherit the pti wefdth of Jackson Bamett, aged millionaire Creek Indian, was in the record to- day before United Statei District Judge Tjirilllam P. Ja:mes.' The "papoose" was to ;be represented tA the offspring 6f Bamett and his: white, wife, Anna Laura Lowe Bamett, it was charged In both depositions and testimony In the gov<immerit's suit to restore to Bamett'8 estate property valued at $550,000 ijiven by the 91,-year-old In? " dlan to.ibis wife. ^ From Washington, D. C, McGugin denied the allegations. Most pf the testimony. regarding the iBlleffiEd plot was given In a deposition by R. C. Mason, Tulsa engineer and inventor. Masorii reported he and a man named Charles King met with McGugin Iii Mu.skogee, Okla. " 'Boys I'm in .a heck of a fix,' McGugin told us," Mason stated. '-He explained that under the'Oklahoma laws, if the old man died the widow wouldn't.get his money, but It would go to the tribe. "'i:hen;he said, 'Boys, IVe got a . scheme;-I've got to i?Rt a half-breed Indian baby, to play like it was hers. We have got to steal it.* • "WeUrKing laughed, and said, 'Go out to :^ny Indian stomi* and you can steal a sackful any time,' but then he told McGugIn that he had kids of :his own, and if anyone stole? one of his kids, he would follow them." Trial was to continue tomorrow, the court being In recess today. . Salesman a Suicide. Wichita, Feb.; 22. (AP)—Leonard L. Zacharias, traveling salesman of Kansas City, was found dead In his motor par here this morning from the effects of monoxide, poisoning:. Coroner: O. C. DaVls said the maa committed suicide. .

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