Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on February 24, 1933 · Page 1
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COMP. T0PEKA»SA89« •" ^-.H J Jul 00 S^ii^a.' Aiid^i' VOfAJME XXXVI. No. 102. Succefcsor to The lola Dailjr Register, The lola Dsil^ Record, ahi Join Dail; Index. lOLA, KAS., FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 24, 1933. The Weekly Register. EstabUshe^ 1867» The lol? Daily Register. Established 1897. SIX PAGES A VICTIM OF ROBBERS IN HIS OWN HOUSE Cafe Owner Walks Into a Trap When He Returns J Home Last Night NEED POLICE RADIO Ch)ef Says Crime Might Be lessened by Modern Methods Robbers who secreted themselves in the house of Mr.'and Mrs. J&jnes Huss at 520 South Walnut last night -whllfe the couple was absent, held theni up when they" returned and escaped with cash amounting to about $60. according to the report ; given .to Police Chief A. V. i^unkhouser today. The cash repre- ,'Bent64 thq day's receipts at the Hasslcafe on the north .side of the square. CWef Funkhouser said that when Mr. and Mrs. Huss' entered their homfi two men. masked and armed, • ordefisd tliem to hand over the money. During the course of the robbt.ry, Mr. Haw told the police j head," the two ulio were actually commlttlhR the crime were directed by third man in anotHer room who kept himself concealed. The three escaped by the rear entrance into a waiting motor car. Chief Funkhouser' gave it as his opinion that if the crime were not comniitted by local men, it was at least carried, out with information flimited by someone who was familiar with the cafe owner's customs. "The third man. in the gang,' R. ,0. T. C. INSTEUCTOR AT CURRENT TOPICS With' the war clouds lowering over Chiiia, it is appropriate that the Current Topics club should have as its speaker next Monday Major W. C. Koenig of LawTence, who will discuss the miUtary situation • throughout the world with particular reference to the situation in Japan and China. Major Koenig is in command of the R. O. T. C. at the University of Kansas, and is a careful student of military affairs in all their aspects. He has watched with particular care the various international developments .that have taken place recently and these he will discuss from the military point-of view. He is said to be an excellent speaker as well as a military man of unusual talent and his address will undoubtedly be of interest to all who attend. Those who wish tp be at the dinner and who are not on the secretary's regular calling list should call the Portland hotel before Monday noon. CROWD PLEASED WlTHOPEREnA Many Present to See the "Fire Prince" at Senior High School One of the most elaborate and colorful operettas given here in recent years was "The Fire Prince," presented last night in the high school auditorium by the high 1 school music department, assisted .u,^.. x.,c u.,..u urn.. ... B<...6. the coUcge orchestra. and direct-the chief] said, probably did not let j „^ j,„ ^ ,° iir^^.,™,,, M«„>I,, cnn himself be seen recognition. DECKS CLEARED FOR ACTION As TIME PRESSES Leaders Seek . Sine Die Adjournment at Topeka March 20 MUCH MUST BE D 6 NE Only Few of Major Bills Passed While Others Await Action in nrdPr to Tvnw I ed E. V. Worsham. >Nearly 500 m order, to avoid • p^^^^ attended the performance. This is a nerfect examnle" the ' Glittering court costumes added chiS ^ol ^inu^ T «as^ i fZ^'°^' '"^f^^T^,,^ comedy which was well sung and w-hy Tola should have a police radio station and radio-equipped patrol cars. • "By _ the time we could get descriptions of the robbers and a com- . ,,„^„„ xn- ^i . , Plete report of the crime, the three! «,,fXTno?{i^^^^^^^^^^ ing humorous part. Ruth Warren, whose voice always delights lola well acted throughout. Paul Davis as eccentric Icing of Paiitouflia delighted the audience with his humorous antics as well as with his •for $150 and It functions efficiently.. "If lola had had such facilities' last night, the crime might not even have been attempted, if the criminals knew tliat the moment they left the house and an alarm-turned in. a lallce car would be speeding after them." ' LAHARPE TO CLOSE men were probably miles from the scene of the holdup. - ••They escaped m an automobile, audiences, was at her best last night and since the job was not pulled off! ^j^^ ^ „f tj^^ spiinisb princess .^untilnearlyl a.m.. cars would have i^ho won the heart of the Fire been easy to spot by a police ma- 'prince. Don Prantz as Prigio., the V-lime cruising in that area warned I pire prince. made a very satisfying '° T °f . I I'ero. not only in appearance but In ^^"'1.,''^'^'1^TT*"JL**T his ability ^o sing and act. necessarily need to be expeMive. A j Q ^ Danforth looked dlstin- town clc« to lola has InstaUed -eae-i ^^^^^ ^ the Spanish ambassador and Don Amdt, as the butler, furnished many of the laughs In the operetta. George Bowlus and Roy Finley; as ,the brothers of the Fire Prince made heroic figures as they went forth on high adventure, and Helen Roberts was fine as the '. haughty duchess. Jack' Childress as , the princes' tutor, Gerald Pees as \ a Spanish officer, and Lorraine Long as the messenger boy were good in their parts, and the audience enjoyed the acting and singing of Vica Margaret Ciirtis and Effie Bremer, nieces of the king. Helen Beach was attractive in Spanish costume and Pauline Kuehni and Betty Leffler helped furnish fun. The chorus was well trained and furnished splendid support to the principals in the cast. Two specialty dances, trained by Mrs. A. E. Garrison, lent much to the effectiveness of the presentation. Miss Louisa Moyer and Mrs. W. E. Rhodes costumed tlie choruses and Elmer McCarty was stage manager. Members of the chorus are: Marjorie ' Balzer, Evelyn Antrim. Mary Dean Brainard. Elizabeth 'Christy, Marcella Chryst, Gladys Cuppy, Phyllis Foust. Mildred Hinson, Allene Keink. Evelyn Mclntyre, Mildred Preston, 'Viola Smith. Mary Marjorle Schwardt, Doris Taylor. Ann T^ia.ver, ChristineUpshaw, Vir- Buslne!^ Places to Pay Tribute During Funeral of IVIayor All pteces of business in LaHarpe will be:clo.sed tomorrow from 2 to 3 p. m.,:as a tribute to George Ens- mingcr.; late mayor of the town, whasc death by electrocution occurred Wednesday. The funeral will be held durinit that time in the LaHarpo Methodist church.' The services will be participated In by members of the lola American legion rind the LaHarpe' lodge of tlie I.O.p.P. Burial is to be made in the Moran cemetiery. j Mr. Eijsminger died when a meas- lu-lng tape he was holding came Into cogfact.with a high voltage electric line. He and George Wll- .son, also of LaHarpe. were endeavoring to; measure.the distance from the ground to tlie wires when the accident, occurred.. Wilson was injured but not critically. rOFFF .YVILLE PASTOR TO lOL.V ; ginia Williams I Melvin Balzer. The R«y. J. Fremont Watson to Conduct Annual Praise Sen-ice. Francis Steele, The Rev. J. Fremont 'Watson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church Colfeyyille. will occupy the Pres- b.vterian nulplt here Sunday at the reqiipst of the ladies of the missionary society |who are holding their annual praise service at that time. The Rev. R. D. Snuffer, pastor of tlie tola church, will conduct the morning services in the Coffeyvillf church and then return to loia in time for the evening service here. Jap Embassy Receives Bomb. London. Feb..24. (API—The Jap' anese embassy-received a bomb in the mail today. It was turned over to the police. Lewis Wolf. Junior Beach, Bob Brainard. Charles Bremer, Glen Carter, Bob Dunlop, Ernest Pair- weather. Harold Finley, Harold Gish, John Griffith, Bob Hermessey, George Lewman. Frederick McKenna. Donald Robinson. Robert ^horb, Allan Sleeper. •Virginia Finley was the accompanist. topeka, Feb. 24. (AP)—With many important administration and individually-sponsored bills still awaiting action, leaders set out today to speed np the I work of tht legislature in order to enable a sine die adjournment on March 20. Representative Cowden of Lyon county. Republican floor leader in the house, was prepared to introduce this •morning a resolution fixing that date for the sine die adjournment. >Under the resolution. vt^ch miist be adopted by! both branches to become effective, the legislature actuaSUy would •aind up Its work on March 16. The latter date would be fixed for final consideration of bills, then most of th? legislators could go i home, leaving only a few in Topeka for perfunctory i sessions to receive messages from the governor. The resolution would fix March 11 as the final date for introduction of committee bills and March 13 . as the deadline for consideration by both branches of theif own measures. Calling for one of the longest sessions in recent years, the^ resolution may meet some opposition in view of the $3-a-day pay of the legislators stopping February 28 under the' 50- day liinit. Income Tax Pending. Scores of major bills remain. on the calendars, some of them still In committees or awaiting action in one branch or the other. Among the major proposals still • pending are: Capital punishment. Income tax. salary reductions, departmental consolidations, lowering of maximum tax levies, gasoline tax reform, highway department investigation, abolition of public service commission .and creation of corporation commission, school book commission reorganization, short ballot, budget law reform, revision of bus and truck laws, and senatorial district reapportionment. Several of, the major appropriation bills have not yet emerged from the ways and means committees. The question of whether the legislature will take steps looking to action by Kansas on the proposal for repeal of the Eighteenth amendment also is pending before the house judiciary committee. Few Passed Yet. In the nearly seven weeks it has been in session, the legislature has passed relatively few of the co-called major bills. Among those passed are measures reducing automobile license fees 50 per cent, giving Governor. Alf M. Landon control of the^ highway department, repealing poll| tax law, cancelling penalties on land bid off by counties If redeemed by next January 1 and Imposing a 10c tax on certain types of oleman arlne. Many measures have been Jjas -sed by one branch but await action In the other. . ^ Two Important proposals were dls- pased of yesterday, the senate killing 21 to 17. a bill to replace the state board of administration with a welfare department {in accordance w i t h recommendations made by the temporary welfare commission created by the legislature two :years ago, while the house rejected. 70 to 41. the Ryan-Smith .old age pension bill. Alcohol From Grain May Solve Skirplus Problehi I -T— — . At Request of Prlesident-el^ect, Study is Being Mad^ of Possi^ , bility of IJsitlg Surplus' Farm Crops for Production of Alcohol to be IJsed With Gasoline in Motors. Washington, Feb. 24 (AP) — The possibility of Using surplus fann crops for the production of alooliol as an aid to agriculture ' is being studied at the request of President­ elect Rcosevelt. i A report prepared by Dr. James M. Doran, commissioner of industrial alcohol, is ready for presentation to Roosevelt next Saturday, m compiling it, Dohui made a tour of middle west experimental centers. •While Dorah would not dlvidge any details, he said bis study had convinced him that the plan "b^s real possibilities as farm aid whidh would cost the federal treasury nothing." • The plan centers about legislatlod to require the use of alcohol mahif- factured from surplus agriifUltUr&l commodities in gasoline mixtures for motor fuel. The president-elect Is understood to have had his attention called to POUtE FACING A BLANK WALL Case Against Suspected j Kidnapers in Denver Falls Flat Denver, Feb. 24. (AP)—Collapse of the police case against three m^n, whose arrests authorities had described as Important steps toward solution of the kidnaping of Charles Boettcher Jr., wealthy broker, dissolved the investigation Into a siege of watchful waiting today and surmises of what the grand jury would do. The release of O. E. Stevens, Colorado Springs resort owner land two others caved in temporarily the. investigation police are' conducting independent of Claude K.' Boettcher-, multi-mlllibnalre father of the mdssing man. ' ^ Istevens, who told authorities young Boettcher had owed him'for more than a year a $1200 gambling debt, was not required to post the $5000 bond allowed him imder habeas corpus proceedings which were quashed after Chief of Police A. T. Clark ordered his release, f Three to Freedom. The resort owner was accompanied to freedom by his friend, 3toy- nard Eaker, ialias Baker, and P. A. Tyson, who was taken into custody Wednesday when authorities said he attempted to dispose of a small black sedan which answered the description of the automobile in which young Boettcher was whisked away from his home garage 12 days ago. Earl Wetterigel, district attorney,' who ordered the grand jury ipquin^ after a conference with the elder Boettcher, remained silent on wheth- the proposal by Henry A. Wallace, of Iowa, expected to be the nelrt secretary of agriculture. • Wallace, impressed by experimentation at Iowa State college, is reported to have suggested that legislation requiring the use of alcohol would assist in reducing the.surplus of several crops and aiding price recovery from present low levels. I Two members of an informal committee which has been gathe^ng suggestions' for reorganization of the federal government, former repr resentatlve Swager Sherley of Kentucky, and Daniel C. Roper, slated to be the next secretary of commerce, also have b^un a study- of the plan which is employed in varied forms in most European. countries, Japan, and several South Am- eiHcan republics. i Edward A. O'Neal, president of the American farm bureau federation, said he favors the plan but asserted that an .increased tariff on blackstrap molasses from which the most industrial alcohol is how made wiU be needed first. Com, small grains, surplus fnilts and potatoes Including sweet varieties could be used, O'Neal said. Research workers at Iowa State college estimate that a ten per cent alcohol requirement would provide an outlet for about 600 million bush els of com. The United States com crop averages about 2,875,000,000 bushels a year. OUTASLEAQDE ADO^TSREPORT Tojtyo Cannot Longer Cooperate on Sino-Japan^ ese Qu^tion NO WITHDRAWAL YET Delegation Leaves Meet> ing But Japan Remains Member SPURIOUS U. S. MONEY ENGRAVED IS RUSSIA Government "Traces Origin oi $100,000 in Counterfeit Notes to Soviet Republic DEATH OF J. S. McKAUGHN Farmer a Resident of Allen County For Several Years J. S. McICaughn. a farmer who lived northeast of LaHarpe, died today in St. John's hospital. He was 69 years old and had lived in Allen county for a number of .years. The funeral arrangements will be announced later. His widow and several children FOR KANSAS-hUnsettled tonisht [ ^^^^'^'^ followed by eenerally fair Saiturday; i «;„pp.„n FAR^r wmiF miivs colder twUfht and in eaStl and j ^^^^^ ""^"^ BLTtNS One of Best in Vicinity of Humboldt a Total Loss. WEATHER and ROADS south portions Saturday. For tola and Vicinity—Unsettled tonight: ifalr Saturday; colder.: , • Temperature—Highest yesterday. 69: lowest night 38: normal,for today 36: excess yesterday 18; ex- ce -Rs since Januarj- 1st. 414 degrees: this date last year—highest 65; lowest 3p. * Precipitation for thel 24 hours Vndlng at 7 a. m. today T; total for this year to date 1.67: | deficiency .<!ince Januan! 1st 1.05 inches. Itclatlvis humidity at 7.1a. m. toda.y 14 per cent: barometer, reduced to ,^ea level;29.81 Inches. ! Sun rises 7:01 a. m.: ^ sets 6:10 p...m.-- Kansas iWeather and I^lrt Roads. Emporia. Manhattan. S a 1 i n a, partly cloudy, roads good. Ottawal' Dodge City, Wichita. Topeka, cloudy, roads goodl CoffeyVllle, Pittsburg, clear, roads good. ' ' Arkansas City, partly cloudy, roads dusty. r j The farm home of C. B. Shepard. near Humboldt, and said to be one of the best In' that vicinity, was burned to the ground yesterday by fire of undetermined origin. Some of the furniture was sayed and other buildings neartjy were saved only by effective work by a • volunteer bucl:ct brigade. Deaconess License Granted. Miss Ruth Moffatt. a Junior college student, who lives with the Revj and Mrs. Albert V. Kowland, has received her deaconess license. Miss Moffatt gave her first message at the First United Brethren church recently and those who heard Miss Moffaitt were very well pleased. She plans to finish her college work and then attend Bonebrake theological seminary at Dayton, Ohio. FARM BOARD MAY DIE President-Elect Expected to Leave Unfilled Vacancy Caused by Stone Resignation Washington. Feh. 24. (AP)—Early abolition 8f the farm board, which was the Hoover administration's response to farm relief demands, was forecast today by friends of President-elect Roosevelt. They'expressed the opinion that the vacancy created by the resignation yesterday 'of James C. Stone, board chairman, would be left unfilled by the incoming chief executive. Stone resigned effective March 4. A group of Roosevelt's agriculture advisers, now studying reorganization of scattered federal farm organs, have recommended transfer of the board's activities to other existing agencies as one of the first steps to bring about greater centralization. , Another vacancy on the board also will go unfilled if this plan is carried out. C. O. "teague of California, resigned the •vice-chairmanship nearly a year ago and no successor has been named. Friends of the president-elect said the actual work of reorganizing agricultural agencies will be placed in the hands of the man Roosevelt ser lects as secretary of agriculture, Ain- derstood to be Henry A. Wallace of "owa. Present plans call for. transferring thedivisljon of cooperative marketing back to the department of agri-. culture vihere it functioned before the board's formation. Indications are the board's loaning activities will be turned over to the federal farm land bank boarjl. which has handled ja..heavy'volume of cooperative loans throush the intermediate credit banks. Members of the agricultural research division of Cornell xmiversity have been asked for suggestions on reorgaoIzatioD. er he would summon for questioning members of the Boettcher family. He has intimated he would not call them until after midnight Saturday, the deadline the elder Boettcher has set for the release of his son. . ' ! Asked what he would do in the event the'kidnapers failed to free young Boettcher by that hour, Boettcher said today: "What I shall do when that time comes, I have not fully determined. •Whatever it is. it will be somiethlng very definite, I can assure 1 you of that." Saturday the Deadline. In a statement through the press Boettcher said: "Return my son unharmed and I guarantee to deliver $60,000 ransom to you." But he warned the abductors that if the 31-year-o d "broker was not safe at home by midnight next Saturday, all prevlotus offers would be withdrawn and he wotild proceed with "such action-as may then seem advisable.". Another possible angle was imder investigation today after a mysteriT ous persohal advertisement had appeared In a Denver newspaper. The ad read: "Can represent you and arrange payment safely." The adifertisement gave a Denver telephone number and was signed "W. B. Carroll." The onljy W. B. Carroll in the city — denied all knowledge of directory the ad. The cle: newspaper presented about the •k who took the ad at the officej said the man who it had a muffler wrapped [lower bart of his face and New York, Feb. 24 (AP) —• The New .York_Times today said the origin of SIOO.OOO in counterfeit $100 bills, many of which were successfully passed last month in Chicago, has been traced by federal agents to Soviet Russia. The paper said the notes have been pronounced by experts of the treasury department t9 l>e the most genuine-appearing counterfeits ever uncovered. They were' said to have* b^a m^^ six years ago^ "The government is ifavestigating a report that Dr. V. Gregory Burtan, New York physician who was arrested on January 4 as the American principal in the alleged intemational counterfeiting plot, is, or was,, an agent' of the Soviet government, the Times said. It is believed an inter- nattenal effort is being made to determine the identity of those higher in the scheme than Burtan is alleged to be. United States CJommissioner F. A. O'Neill has recommended the removal of Dr. Burtan to Chicago where he and "Count'' Enrique Dechow Von Buelow, German aviator, have been indicted on a charge of possessing and passing the notes. Von Buelow, now being held In Chicago, is said to have confessed his part In the plot. ,A Chicago private detective, F. H. Smiley. ' testified before Commlsr sloner O'Neill yesterday that Dr. Burtan and Von Buelow came to him with JlOO.dOO In counterfeits and sought to have him participate In a scheme to pass the money. He said they had represented the money as beeing "bootlegging" profits and told him the xnoney was j marked and had to be distributed far from its point of origin. « Louis Mead Treadwell, assistant United States attorney, said Smiley took some of the notes to bankers in Chicago, but tellers In five banks said they were genuine and the detective accepted the story as true. The United States attorney's office has arranged to present the commissioner's recommendation to federal Judge Alfred C. Coxe, who, it is expected, will sign a removal or-, der against Dr. Burtan today. Dr. Burtan Is free under bail of $15,000 xftAIN DERAILED IN MONTANA Geneva, Feb. 24. (AP)—The Japanese delegation walked out of the assembly of!the League of Nations today after adoption of the repprt condemning Japanese policy in Manchuria and urging continuation of non-recognition, of the Japanese sponsored state of Manchukuo. The delegation announced that it can no longer cooperate with the league on the Slno-Japanese question. . ! Slam alone abstained from voting. Forty-two voted "Ves," The absentees were Cuba, Salvador. Nicaragua, Peru. Bolivia. Paraguay and Chile. Yosuke Matsuoka, head of the Japanese delegation,ibid the assembly, however, that Japan would, cooperate with the league as far as circumstances piermltted. 'When the Japanese delegation walked out Paul Hymans, of Belgium, the chairman, dismissed the assembly to reconvene at 5 p. m., today. ; Not Out Yet. While the sit^iation was left somewhat confused, it was clear that for the present Japan has not withdrawn from the league. Neither did M. Matsuoka assert that Japan would withdraw from the league. In his final remarks to the assembly hie had said: "The Japanese government now finds Itself compelled to conclude that Japan and other members of the league entertain different views on the manner in which peace in the Far East is to be achieved, and the Japanese government is obliged to feel thai it has now reached the limit of its endeavors to cooperate with the League of Nations in regard to Slno-Japanese differences. "The Japanese govenun^t will, however, jnake the utmost efforts for establishment of peace in the Far East- and for maintenance and strengthening of cordial relations with (Other powers. "I need hardly add that the Japanese government persists in its de- sh^e to contribute to human welfare and will continue its policy .of cooperating in .all sincerity in the work dedicated to world peace." 'When he had finished Mr. Matsuoka and about twenty of his staff walked out. Several subordinate members of the delegation remained. Committee Appointed Later. Meeting without the Japanese delegation this afternoon, the assembly appointed an advisory committee of 21 members—19 plus Canada and Holland—to serve as an executive group In further dealing with the Sino-Japane .se dispute. The advisory committee will "aid the members of the' league in concerting their action and their attitude among themselves and with non-member states." It was Instructed to Invite the United States and Russia to cooperate In its work. It will report and make Jjroposals to the; assembly whenever it thinks fit! The assembly meanwhile remains technically in session subject to reconvening by the president. WelUngton Koo of China told the assembly that the Japaniese yesterday delivered an ultimatum to Nan­ king "which was a virtual declaration of war" as regards' Intentions towards Jehol. Actual warfare already exists on the eastern borders of Jehol, he said. He asked th? assembly to take action against Japanese aggression in Jehol, which he said was in preparation for an attack on Tientsin and Pelping. DOCTORS FEAR FOR GIRL ASLEEP A YEAR. ' , Chicago. Feb. 24. (AP)—Physicians attending Miss Patricia Maguire, 111 for more than • a year suffering from sleeping sickness indicated today they were losing hope she would ever " awaken. During the past few days she has developed a high temperature. — Her mother, Mrs. Peter Miley and her slstfer, Mrs. Gladys Hansen, however, are still hopeful for her recovery.] They remain almost constantly in attendance at her bedside in her home in suburban Oak Park. JAP OFFENSIVE TAKING SHAPE Combined Armies Marching Toward Ultimate Objective of Jehol (By; the Associatejl Press.) Advancing from the north across the Manchurian frontier toward Jehol city, the combined armies of Japan and Manchukuo have begun the offensive by which Japan intends to wrest the province ot Jehol from' China. . 1 Chang Hal-Peng, commanding the army of Manchukuo, entered the border city of Kailu and swept on towards the southeast. On. his heels came a Japanese column under General Kennosuke Mogl-which entered Kailu at noon. Farther to the south the invaders, having taken the railroad towns of Nanling and Peiplao, struck for Chaoyang, second largest city in the province. In both sectors heavy snow hindered the advance. Meantime at Geneva the League of Nations assembly adopted its report condemning Japan's policy and the Japanese delegation walked out. There is to be one .more meeting of the assembly, after which W. "W. Yen. the Chinese detente, is goliig to Moscow, according; to an announcement at Nanking. The Manchuquoan forces entered Kailu, northeastern gateway to Je­ hol province, today after dispersing guerillas en route. They swept through the town and marched on toward'the'southwest in the general direction of Jehol city. At noon a Japanese column commanded by Major General Kennosuke Mogi^ entered Kailu. " This movement, considered in relation with operations in the vicinity of Chaoyang,* indicates that the campaign is taking shape. The field of operations is roughly triangular with Jehol city the objective of advances from Kailu and Chfioyang. Kailu Is 250 miles northeast of the capital and 150 miles almost due north of Chaoyang. Chaoyang is about 125 miles from Jehol city. Half way between Kailu and Jehol city is the town of Chinfeng. Half way between Chaoyang and Jehol is the town of Lingyuan. These two towns constitute vital passes into the central province, and if the Chinese resistance Is to be effective they must hold both passes at all costs. : Lingyuan especially is heavily defended and neutral observers believe th^t if the Chinese show determination they could hold up th'e advance there for several weeks. LIFE IS EBBING FROM MAYOR IN Complications May Pro\e Fatal for Cermak, Victim of Assassin A DESPERATE FIGHT Brother Says Chicago Ofl^- J ciat Is:Doing All He i Can to Live , Miami, Fla.. Feb. 24. (AP)— Dr. Frank jirka. emerging from I the stCk robm of Mayor Anton j J. Cermafc; of (^icago, at 4:20 p. m., said the mayor had sJept two hours and fifteen minutes and was "like a new man." ; Miami,. Fla., Feb. 24. (AP)—His strength ' drained by complicatlo is which followed the bullet wound lie received from the gun of Glusepw Zangara, the assassin. Mayor Anton J. Cermak, ot Chicago today w is given little chance to siirvlve. Physicians labored to. bolster up the mayors exhausted vllall/y through intr ivenous Injections. Th were In con tant attendance at t le bedside. , I Dr. Frank Jlrka, Cermak's soi- in-law, said he had "little chan» to live." .1 Jlrka said the mayor Is "critically ill. His pulie is acting very pecil- iarly. showiJ g he Is making a des-' perat'e attenipt to live. , Cares 5tUl on His Mind. "Even Whll^ sleeping he Is talc­ ing about tlie pcesibiUty of paylig Chicago emjilOyes, especially teachers, policeman and firemen." President-elect Franklin D. Roosje- velt for 'Tjrriom Zangara Intend id the bullet which struck Cermtk, telegraphed his great concem aiid asked to be advised of the mayo -"s condition.' Arranganents were ma ie to inform Mir. Roosevelt and Jaines A. Farley, chairman of the Democratic national committee. Dr. Karl Meyer, head of the Co6k county hospital in Chicago, one pf the attending physicians said: •'There ^111: is hope." When Joe Cermak left his brother's room, tears flowed from nls ej-es as he related the mayor saying: Tl'm fighting. I'm doing the. best 1 cfihi" , . ' Dr. Frederick Tice, Chicago het^rt sijecialist said:; Too iMaiiy Possibilities. Iowa Woman Pinned for »An Hour, i BATTLE OVER AN AIRPLANE But Not Injured Serioiisly. was nervoUs. An airplane thp to Sidney, Neb., was madeiby t«b Denver detecti-ves yesterday iafter^ffidals were told of an unoccupied house that had aroused their suspicions. The Denver officere said they found nothing in the house indicating it had been occupied recently. After the two men reported] back to him. Chief Clark said no tangible clue in the case had been unearthed. No Loss in Two Fires. No loss was involved In the fires that caused the lola fire department to make -two runs yesterday, according to Chief Ralph Thrasher. One fire was in a garage at 202 North State street at 4 p. m.. and another at 600 North Ohio. The latter consisted of trash burning In the open. Scfaoot BiU Ready. Topeka, Feb. 24. (AP)—Chairman Knapp announced today the senate ways and means committee baXi completed for introduction, the state school appropriation bill, calling for a rcd^aetion of $2;069,350 under Allowances made yean ago, a slash of approxio^ttely 38 per cent. Miles City, Mont., Feb. 24. (AP)— Four passengers were injured, ^none dangerously, when the engine" and four cars of the Chicago. Milwaukee, St.- Paul and Pacific railway's Olympian were derailed by a broken rail at Geneva, east of Roundup, today. Mrs. Amelia Larson of Mason City, Iowa, was taken to a hospital at 'Melstone for treatment but was not considered critically hurt.j She attempted to escape through & window of the derailed coach and was pinned tmder the car for more than an hour. The othei- passengers escaped with cuts and brtiises. U. S. HELMETS FOE CHINESE Tin Hats Shipited from Philadelphia To Shanghai. Philadelphia. Feb. 24 (AP)-;A bit rusty and their linings somewhat moth-eaten, 2,000 steel helmets made for American doughboys, were on their way today to Chinese troops for use on the Jehol front. They were shipped yesterday from a Philadelphia firm dealing in disused army and navy equipment to "N.Y., Shanghai." Woodring's Cousin Dies. • Eartlesville, Okla., Feb. 24. (AP)— Dr. G. P. Woodring, 76-year-o,id re tired physician, died at his home here today. He was a cousin of former Governor Harry. Woodring of .Kansas. Death of Pilot Result of Gansj[»nd Attempt, Officers Say. BroR^nsville, Tex.. Feb. 24, (AP)— Authorities expressed the belief today that the apparent mid-air slaying of Lehman Nelson, flying instructor, yesterday by Erin McCall. occurred in a fight for possession of the plane which a gang of robbers desired for use in making a getaway after a series of holdups. Twelve men were brought to tlie' courthouse here for questioning. The hearing was secret. i Officers said-they believed McCall. a student flier, had been used by the robbers to get possession of the plane In preparation for the holdups. Court Clerfc a Suicide. Kansas City, Feb. 24. (AP)—Delbert B. Womacks, deputy cleric in charge of the criminal division in the office of the circuit clerk, was found shot to death in his home today. Friends expressed belief he had shot himself because of ill health; He was 55 years old. New Orleans Bank Robbed. '•• New Orleans. Feb. 24. (AP)—Five bandits armed with revolvers and sawed-off shotgtms today raided the Dryades street branch of the Canal Bank & Trust company, held more than a dozen bank officials and customers at bay and escaped with approximately_$10,000. IF YOU MISEI THE REGISTER CALL 157 OR 520, I ALCOHOL BILL UP Senate Passes BiU for Manufacture; Oyler Opposes It. iropeka, Feb. 24. (AP)-^The senate approved today for passage the May bill to permit manufacture of industrial alcohol, ^the measure assailed by opponents as a first step in the breakdown' of prohibitory liquor law enforcement. Approval was given shortly after the senate had voted, 20 to 17. against killing the bill. • • The bill is subject to firtal passage when It will require 21 votes to send It back to the, house for concurr rence on amendments made by the senate. The house previously passed the bill by a lar^e majority. In the course of normal procedure the bill will come up for final action on third reading in the senate • tomorrow. ' Opposing the bill. Senator McCarthy (D) of Mankato, said the measure "Involves directly the policy of Kansas, in relation to- intoxicating liquor and the prohibitory liquor laws." Senator Oyler (D) of Tola said that while he always had been opposed to the prohibitory liquor laws he also opposed the bill as amended because "a business needing such restrictions must be dangerous" and because It "practically makes this business "monopolistic in Kansas." "Human iife is too complicated |to place it oik a valuation of chances on the ope side against the chancr es on the" other side. There are too many factors to be considered.'! : A new; Injection of glucose solju- tlon was completed at 2:10 o'clock this afternoon 'and the physicians said they felt the mayor had be^n benefited. Congestion of the lungs whlfch set in following, the heart weakni as after the lagoiiy of colotls palps had largely' disappeared, the physicians said. , . Dr. Meyer ordered the wing the hospital where Mayor Cer lay turned into a. quiet zone. A 1 en or more persons had been cupylng the sun parlor Just next to the mayor's room. Meyer said "noise would disturb a normal person." , '• Members of the fahilly were admitted one by; one Into the sljck room. They emerged weeping. TO-PROBE DEATH OF OFFICER Air Corps PUot Found Dead frtlm Hanging in Hospital LEGAL BEER BY JULY 1 NOW August A. Bosch Predicts Sale After Special. Session. 'St. Louis. Feb. .24. (AP)—August A. Busch. head of Anheuser-Busch. Inc., one of the larger breweries In the country, today predicted that legal beer would be on sale by July 1. "We could, say definitely if We knew when the new president will reconvene congress," he said, "bu indications now are that, we wU have beer at least by July 1. In my. mind It Is a certainty that congress will pass a beer bill, and then it is up to the various legislatures." Oklaho'man Executed. McAlteter, QWa., Feb. 24. (AP)-^ The state" Claimed Nathan Rlght- seU's life early today for the fatal shooting of J. V. Buchanan, special raih-oad officer, at Hugo several months ago. San Antonio, ;Tex., Feb. 24. (AP)- Investigatlon of the circumstahcaj connected with the death of Liejit. Jordan F. Haney, Kelly Field observation instructor, at station hospital Fort Sam Houston last night,' •was being made today by^a board of officers. , It was announced by officials of the hospital th^t he was found dead from hanging in the mental ward at the hospitbL Last, fall Lieut. Haney suffered a nervous brieakdown and was given a month's sick leave fromi Kelly Field. He returned to duty the first of the year apd on January 3 sent, to the hospital at Fort Sam Houston. I He was bom at Seattle. November 13. 1903, "and came to Brooks Field for training at the primary flying school in 1927. After'atteiid- ing the University of Minnesota and Iowa sta^te. He viras graduated as a flying c^et from Kelly Pi^ld February 4, 1928. BRIDE TO DISTRICT COURT Girl Who Confesses Slaying Husband Is Bound Over. [ Wichita, Feb. 24. (AP)—Mrs. Wye Martin, 20-year-old bride, who police [said has confessed that she slew her husband; Thomas R. Miir- tln, at their fhotel apartment early last Sunday morning, woa bovnd over to distact court for trial on charge of first degree murder at her preliminary hearing here tod ly. ^udge Fred K. Hammers, before whom the hjearing was held, etn- tinuod the $5000 bond under whch the woman. 1| held. Bomte to Celebrate. Havana,'Fpb. 24. (AP)—A seiies of bombingsjearly thli aunnlng on the thlrty-eifehth anniversary o! CTuba's independence, •was climaxed shortly befor! noon when a railroad bridge in <3fimaguey province was blown up with dynamite.

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