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STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. COMP. TOPEKA.SAM. VOLUME XXXVI. No. 103. Successor to The lola Daily Register, The lula Daily lie^ord, and lola Daily Index. lOLA, KAS., SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 25, 1933. ' The -Weekly Register,. Established 1867. The lola Daily Register, Established 1S97. FOUR PAGES OLD NUMBER 665 PUTS ON A FREE SHOW IN YARDS Hundreds Watch Wrecker Put Katy Locomotive Back on Tracks HARD ON ONLOOKERS Much Waiting^ewarded With Little Action Last Night A minimum of action WHS tlie reward of .several hundred loians who put hi a maximum of waiting yesterday in order to see a railroad WTccking crane place a derailed Katv locomotive back on the tracks a block east of the M. K. T. sta- _tion last night. The show was free, however, so none of the patrons felt j.as if they could ask for their money • back. At about 2 p. m. yesterday. No. 665, the Katy engine that pulls a .combination train from lola to Paola every day was heading cast toward the main line from a sjiur that runs on the north slde.^ of the. Katy . depot, ending at the depot. JuSt as it entered a switch .which would have let it into the main line, a g:uard rail gave way and ihe locomotive left the tracks, continuing a'bout its own length runnmg on the ties. The tender was not derailed. Since the engine was traveling less than five miles an hour, it did not turn over and little ^damage was done, but it was effectually stopi>ed from further action until it could be placed back on the rails. I Another Enplne FiilJs. A Mi.s-souri Pacific .switch engine working in the^-ards at the time] was run" over to the Katy tracks and train and section crews worked for two hours with the aid of the locomotive in an effort to pull No. 665 back onto the tracks. E\-ery iattcmpt, however, met with failure because the rails were light and the ties soft, so that the tracks would spread or turn over each timt,- pressure was brought to bear against them. i There Old 665 sat. 140.000 pounds j of iron and steel, with hundreds of i potential horseixiwer useless because the big drive wheels were on wood instead of steel. .Tt was then decided to call for a wrecker from Parsons, and word was .sent back that the crane and convoy would be in lola by 7 p. m. Still Work at It. - In'the meantime, however, the ciTws continued their efforts to get the disabled locomotive bacK on the rails. Darkness fell, and with it rain, but the men kept up their efforts until nearly 8 p. m. They used ties, sections of rails, boards, and even stove wood in efforts to build inclines up which the locomotive could be run back, onto the tracks. When all was complete, an engineer mounted the cab. blew out the water from the cylinjdcrs, threw the : COMMUNITY CLJUB TO MEET : MONDAY NIGHT V A special meeting of the lola : : Community club was called today : : by the executive committee for 8 : : o'clock Monday night following : : the meeting of the Current Top- i : ICS club at the Portland hotel : Several matters of importance : : and some urgency have been : : brought to the attention* of the : : committee, resulting In their de- : : cision to call this special meet- : : ing. • : : , The one requiring immediate : : action is a suggestion for a com- : ; munity garden program for poor : : relief. Such a program has been : : developed in great detail by the : : Kansas state college and was : : carried out most successfully in : : several Kansas towns last year. : : It is believed that it can be car- : : ried out successfully and on a : : large scale in lola this year, con- : : stitutlng the biggest single step : : in the directioii of solving the : : poor relief problem for the com- : : ing winter that could possibly be : : taken. Plans for sponsoring the : : project and getting it xmder way : : will be discussed at th6 meeting : : Monday night in addition: to : : other matters that will require : : the club's consideration. i; : Anyone interested In this prbj- : : ject in particular or in the pro- : : gram of the Community club in : : general is invited to attend,this : : meeting. : reverse lever all the way back and cracked the" throttW. The engine didn't move. He 0|)ened the throttle wide and Old 665 gave one feeble pant, moved about a foot, quivxered. and, came to a stop again with the full force of a hundred and fifty pounds of .steam against her piston heads to ho avail. Tlie throttle wa.s closed and the , oil to the fire box shut off to await the arrival ol the wrecker. . Wail and Wait. Meanwhile, scores of spcctator.s stood by, al.so waiting for the crane which would lift the 70-ton engine Just the few inches necessary to gcl -it back on the rails. They waited and wailed and waited. Finally, at 0:30, the convoy arrived', and in fifteen, minutes the crane with It.s 77-ton capacity, lifted the engine and .spt 't back on the rails, ii'iid was ready to be taken back to Pai'sons. Hours of waiting to see what was an imiwssiblt: Job for a dozen men completed in 15 minutes by one man at the controls of a nionster crane. It was a simple operation. A steel cable was looped aroimd the front end of the boiled on No. 665, attached to the hook on the wrecker, the boom' on the wrecker raised a fopt, moved to the right a foot, and lowered six inches—and the job was done. Nye Bin to House. Washington, Feb. 25 (AP) — The .senate today pas-sed and sent to the house the Nye bill authorizing the sett;iement for 5 million dollars of government claims against the Pan- American Petroleum and Richfield oil companies of California growing out .of the naval oil lease scandals. WEATHER and ROADS ,1 . • . FOR K.JVNSAS: Fair tonight and Snnday; slightly colder tonight in southeast portion; rising tempera-, tare! Sunday. For lola and Vicinity: Fair tonight and Sunday; slightly colder tonight: rising temperature Sunday. Temperature — Highest yesterday, 74: lowest last night. 42; normal for todaj'. 36: excess yesterday, 22; . excess since January 1. 436 degrees; this date last year, highest, 72; lowest, 42. Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7 ^. m. today. .15; total for this year to date, 1.82: deficiency - since January 1, .97 inch!. Relativp humidity at 7 a, m. today, 61 per cent; barometer i reduced to sea IpveL 30.15 Indies. ; , Sun rises, 6:59 a. m,; sun sets, 6:11 p. ra. 'tVeathcr and Dirt Roads. Ottawoi. Emporia. Sallna, Arkansas Glty, Wichita, Plttaburg, cloudy, roads good, Manhattan, ColfeyviUe, partly cloudy, roads good. ^. Toge^i clegr, ro^ gooO. ^ : HOUSE ROBBERY NETS 20 CENTS Mrs. C. L. Turner Reports Second Burglary of Her Home in Two Months Twenty cents was the total siim of cash received by a robber who entered the C. L. Turner house at 224 "South Walnut last night and escaped with Mrs. Turner's: purse. Mrs. Turner said it was :the second time the house had been biu-glarized in two months. Mrs. Turner said that the house was imoccupied from about 8:15 until 9:45 when her daughter. Miss Zeta Van Hooser. accompanied by Miss Mary Catherine May returned, entering by the front door. As they came in, they said they heard a noise at the rear entrance, and as they Investigated, they found the door open and saw a man running away from the house. Miss Van Hoozer did not discover anything i^iss In the house, until her rhothcr'returned and found that a purse, containing the 20 cents, some keys, and a number of pajjers had been taken. The case was re- ix)rted to the police who searched through the alleys and streets in the west part of town but could find no trace, of the robber. . This morning, however. Mrs. Turner .said that'some boys brought iier bank book to her, which she had forgotten was in the purse. She learned from the Anders of the book that they had aLso found a purse. She asked them to return and find it for her, promising them a reward. They, with the help of Police Chief A. V. Funkhouser, did find the purse and all of its contents—except the 20 cents. GAMBLER BACK INTOCOLORADO KIDNAPING CASE 0. E. Stevens May Be Go- Between for Family Of Denver Heir DEADLINE TONIGHT Every House in City to Be Searched if Victim Is Not Back FUNERAL OF J.JS. McKAUGHN Services of LaJIarpe Farmer Will Be Conducted Sunday There Funeral services will be held Sun^ day - at the LaHarpe Methodist church for J.' S. McKaughn. a farmer wiio.se death occurred yesterday at St. John's haspltal. The Rev. Will Ifowerton will conduct the service which l.s to start at 2:30 p. m.. and burial Is to follow in the LaHarpe cemetery. Surviving Mr. McKaughn arc his widow and James E. McKaughn, a son, both of whom live In LaHarpe. Mrs. N. Williams, a sister of Mr. McKaughn. jalso lives In LaHarpe. Another sister, Mrs. Hotchkiss, lives In California. Mrs. Edith Comett, a daughter, lives in Kansas City. Mr. McKaughn was bom in Illinois 68 years ago, and had lived in Allen county 48 years. Denver, Feb. 25. (AP)—Freed two days ago after being questioned in connection with the $60,000 ransom kidnaping of Charles Boettcher Jr., O. E. Stevens, Colorado resort owner, mysteriously entered the case again today following a two-hour conference with the missing man's wife, Mrs. Anna Lbu Boettcher, and Chief of Police A. T. Clark. Stevens, left Denver: soon after conferring with Mrs. Boettcher at her home. Although authorities refused to discuss his reentry, it is believed that Mrs. Boettcher had asked him to act as a go-between for the family and kidhapers. The resort, owner was fined in Colorado Springs yesterday for operating gambling houses. Stevens was arrested nearly a week ago and told detectives young Boettcher had owed him a $1200 gambling debt for a year. His release was obtained by habeas corpus proceedings, but before he could post the $5000 bond required, Clark ordered him freed. Out of Sight Again. He first conferred with Clark and then was taken to Mrs. Boettcher'a home whence he left for an unannounced destination by automobile. • • •' If Charles Boettcher has not'be^n released by his abductors at midnight tonight, police and volunteers will begin on Sunday a systematic combing of the city of Denver, Denver county and parts of three surrounding counties for the wealthy, 31-year-old broker, and his captors. Midnight is the deadline set by Claude K. Boettcher. father of the scion of a pioneer Colorado .family, for treating with the kidnapers. After that time, the elder Boettcher warned the kidnapers, through the press, that all promises he had made to pay the ransom were off and he would "take such steps as seem to me to be best." Scour Every Building. Clark, chief of police, and Carl S. Milliken, police commissioner, announced 4000 Tnen wrpuld take part in the hunt should it be necessary. The chief said search would be made of every home, warehouse, and business building in the area known as Greater Denver. The Rev. D. B. Dagwell. dean of the cathedral of St. John's in the Wilderness, said he had handled several notes from the kidnapers to the victim's father but did not know their=contents. Yoimg Boettcher was kidnaped at midnight Sunday, February 12, from the yard of his home. A ransom npte was thrust into the hands of his wife, soon to become a mother for the second time. i GRAZED SON SLAYS Father and Sister Killed and Another Sister Wounded DEATH OF JOSEPH ETHERTON Burial Sen-Ices Held Yesterday^ for County Farm Inmate The funeral of Joseph Etherton, 82-year-Dld inmate of the coimty. poor farm, was held yesterday at the farm by the Rev. Albert V. Howland, pastor of the United..-Brethren church; Burial was made in the cemetery at the farm. Survivors of the aged man, whose death occurred>yesterday morning, include a brother. Perry Etherton of lola: another brother, John Etherton. of Splcards. Mo., and JSrs. Lowe Shipps. a sister who lives in Ladonia, Tex. P.\TRIOTIC PROGRA3I GIVEN Parents Invited to Presentation by Students at Jefferson. All students in Jefferson scliool took part in a Washington program presented there yesterday, attended by many parents of the children. The prograim consisted of a drill by the fifth grade, readings by John Ralph Fulmer and Dorothy Hitch- 6ock. and a song by the entire roonr. Pupils in several of the grades danced a mlnuettc, and dialogues and songs were given by the second and third grades. Walter Smith, In, the first grade, gave a reading. Mary Pickford in Italy. Genoa, Italy. Feb. 25. (AP)—Mary Pickford arrived aboard the liner Rex today. Her. husband, Douglas Fairbanks was at the pier. They are going to Sestrieres, France, for the sltiing. ' Rochester. N. Y.. Feb. 25. (AP)— An apparently crazed 26-year-old youth today shot and killed his father and one sister, and wounded another probably fatally before turning the weapon on hinigell and firing a fatal shot. The dead are John Lutz, 56, president of the John hxitz Realty Service corporation. Ruth Lutz. 15, his daughter, and William Lutz. 26, the son whom police said did the slioot- Ing. Rose Lut2. 24. another daughter, was taken to Strong Memorial hospital with a bullet In her head. She is not expected to live. _ As police reconstructed the story, young Lutz shot his father and sisters" as they lay in bed at 7 o'clock this morning and then shot himself. His body was found, fully clothed, in an upstairs hallway. He wore a wide belt, with two holsters which held revolvers. Mrs. Emma Lutz, 55. the mother, told police she was tending to the furnace when she heard the shots. Police said they had been told the father had repeatedly reptoved the son for failure to-pass four Isar examinations. Since crhristmas the youn^ man had been stajing with friends in Palmyra but last night he returned^' home and. according to police, quar reled again with his father.' ENGLISH BLIZZARD COSTLY Li\'es Taken and Property Damage High as Snow Hits Island. London, Feb. 25. (AP)i-Seven scattered deaths, a large number of persons injiu^. thousands of outdoors workers thrown out of Jobs and widespread disruption of railroad schedules were, among the tolls reckoned today in a great snow storm which struck the British Isles Friday. Communication lines were down in many places, schools were closed and great loss of lambs was reported in grazing areas. IrelandjT Wales and Yorkshire were the worst sufferers. But scarcely any part of the British Isles escaped. Postoffice Architect Named. Washington, Feb. 25 (AP)—Walter E. Glover of Topeka has been selected by Secretary Mills as architect for the new postoffice and court house at Fort Scott. Trick Elephant Solves International Problem American's Unusual Act of Diplomacy Causes^ Laughter At]aong Men Strained to Breaking Point Over DiflS- culties in the Chilean Nitrate Fields. Santiago,^ Chile, Feb. 25. (AP)—' This Is the story of an anU>assador. a trick elei^nt, several mutually distrustful gentlemen, and a crisis in the relations between two friendly countries. It was a happy ending. Several wrecks ago things looked pretty black in the Chilean nitrate business. Cosasch. ia 350 million dollar concern controlled by American capital Was abruptly and ari»l- trarily dissolved by the Chilean gotv- eriunent, which had come to regard it as a combination In je- straint of trade. Other American interests, with combined holdings worth 800 million dollars, watched with misgivings the negotiations which preceded and followed the* dissolution. Chilean officials seemed cold to all proposals the Yankees advanced to protect their own. investments. For a time it Idoked as though the government and Araerican business were deadlocked, and then Ambassador William S. Culbertson, former Kansan, a diplomat m Chile since 1928, brought the' representatives of both sides together for what AERIM MnRDER SOLVED Friends Confess Plot to Steal Plane ; And Fly to Mexico, Using Olri To Vamp Pilot . San Benito, Tex.. Feb, 25 (AP)— Officers investigating the mysterious aerial slaying of Lehman Nelson, flying instructor, and the subsequent suicide of Erin McCall, 20, student pilot, announced today three young frteds of McCall confessed they had planned to steal the plane and fly to Mexico. The youths held were Earl Dodson. Clois Lawson and Gaylaird Pitts. The statements named a girl whose Identity authorities declined to make public. • • •Officers said the youths had planned to fly the plane to the state of Yucatan, in' Southern Mexico. The girl^ according to the statements, was to have "vamped" the pilot from the plane and permit McCall to make away with it. McCall theii was to fly to a nearby field and pick up his companions. There wais a hitch, however, and; McCall took off late Th"ursday with Nelson ^for a flying lesson. , Nelson was shot through the back of the head and McCall later landed the plane, walked a short distance and shot and killed himself. Officials had announced yesterday they believed MeiCall was the tool of a band of robbers. Several years ago the youth served a tenh in the reformatory for theft. In their in- vestlg'atlon of the aerial slaying, the authorities rounded up twelve persons for questioning. TO PROBE OIL CUTS Senate Orders Report on Recent Price Slashes. Washington, Feb. 25. (AP)—Thf senate today called on the federal trade commission to report the cause of the recent cuts in oil and gasoline prices; and whether such prices arc "determined by any corporation or group of corporations." Tlic resolution was irrtroduced by Senator Tliomas (D. Okla.? It .nlso seeks an explanation of fluctuatlon.s In the price of pcn:p- leum products "contrary to the normal operation of the law of supply and demand," and whether "any groups through their evasion of state regulatory laws arc tending to develop a monopoly In these products. The Commission also was asked to - report the reason for the drop in crude oil prices • In 1931, and whether any companies engaged iti interstate commerce "are irequiring the repayment of loans by deliverj- of petroleum at rates fixed belowi their own posted prices or nelow thd market price, thus breaking that market price and demoralizmg the industry." • Data was requested whether any person.or corporation "is guilty ol purchasing, transporting, or disposing of petroleum or petroleum produced or acquired in violation , of stat« regulatory laws and whether unfair competition is bemg I made pbs.'jible by unfair charges on transporting petroleum or its products or in any process of refining or distributing them,, enabling any corporation to enjoy an improper advantage over competitors who are not guilty of such practices." FORMER CHIEF JUSTICE DIES judge Frank Doster Stridwn While Visiting in CapltoL Topeka, Feb. 25. (AP)—Judge Frank Doster, former chief justice of the KRTji.sas supreme court, died at his hon^e here early this morning after being stricken •with paralysis. He was 84 yeats of age. Judge Doster was stridden late yesterday while visiting Representative hall with his nephew. Representative John H. Riddle of Marion county and died at 5:15 o'clock this rtiomlng. He had gone to the capitol to dU- cuss with Representative Riddle proposed legislation In which the Judge was tntereisted. Judge Doster served as chief justice of the state from 1897 to 1903. His wife and two of his children. John Doster of' Topeka and: Miss Irma Doster of Chicago, 'were with him when be died. AnoUier son. Colonel Chase Doster. retired ariny officer, lives In Denver. . he hoped would be a peace conference, i ; "They met In a big room "at the foreign office," said a man who was there. "All of them! were grim as though they had conie for a hanging. It wouldn't have siuprlse me if a fist fight had broken out t»efore the talk got started.'? Then Culbertson came In. Nobody said much. The amliassador smiled and nodded to the Imen he knew best as he walked over to the long table about which the chah-s were grouped. i "Gentlemen," he called, "I have brought you all something for luck." From his pocket he took a misshapen object. From another he :drew a small key. The key creaked as he wound the thing in his hand. He set it on the table as the conferees gathered about. A grotesque pink elephant wept lumbering ponderously across the table as the serious business men burst into startled guffaws. One of them stopped It at the edge of the I table and sent It galloping across tojthe other side. The tension was irelleved. Even the mistrust seemed; to have vanished. Thfc grinning negotiators got down to work, and from then on the Chilean govemihenfs attitude toward all American, interests changed. Cosascli Is jtoo big an un dertaklng to be disposed or at one conference, but no one doubts now that Its future will be settled with due regard to all interests concerned. Indiana Pulls Bottle Corks Indianapolis, Feb. 25. (AP)—Indiana, once a rather ;staid old lady with rigid ideas aboiit deportment, threatens to toss aside her lavender and old lace and become aa sprightly as any of her 47 iiisters.: Repeal of her "bone dry" lawr^ by the state assembly yesterday was just another evidence of her inclination to cast aside old restraints. Two years ago she decided bpxing was her dish, and wanted It legalized so she could complaih when judges' decisions were not to her liking.. The legislature accommodated her. Along came 1933, and with a number of sister states feeling the same way, she made up Her mlrid to do away with, prohibition. . . Again the legislature carried out her wishes, voting repeal of one of the strictest dry laws in the country,and setting up,.through another bill, a system to control sale of beer and wines in the event the Volstead act is modified. 'Thus, ;She becomes the first state to pass anticipatory legislation with regard to beer containing more thai-, one-half of one per cent of alcohol. But that is not all. The old girl has atwut decided ithe sport of kings—horse racing-|-is not so hot unless a lady can put jip a bet. The house of the legislature yesterday passed a bill legalizing pari-mutuel betting.. It gocS to the senate next week. .^nd last night the house approved a senate bill relaxing the state's dUxircc laws. It lowers the residence requirement fron^ two j'ears to one. CANNON SPEAKSOUT AP Smith Called "Bigotted Roman , Catholic" in Statement Washington, Feb. 25. (AP')— Terming "worthless": the provision of dry state protection In the prohibition repeal an^ndment now before the states. Bishop James Cannon, Jr., chairman, and E. L. Crawford, secretary of the board of temperance and social isehice of the Methodist Episcopal '^hurch. South, in a joint statement j today called for defeat of the proposal. "The wet rebellion against the eighteenth amendmient was Inaugurated at San Francisco in 1920 by Tammany leaders, Alfred Emmanuel Smith and Bourke Cochran, and Smith," backed by certain powerful groups, has been the blatant, unscrupulous foe of prohiblWon and was the leader of the wet forced in 1924, 1928 and 1932,"; the statement said in part. "He himself a bigotted Roman Catholic, in the last campaign denounced Methodists and other advocates of prohibition as an 'aggregation of bigots' and then deliberately and openly appealed to Roman Catholics to vote so| as to rid the country of prohibition." Once the manufactWe and sale of intoxicants are legalized, it said, protection of dry territory would be impossible. The statement perdicted defeat of the repeal amendment in "at least one-half pf the states," but recommended thorou^ organization, fact presentation and a clear issue in order to "deliver the dry vote to the i3olls." 1 Fire Damages Winfield Store. Winfleld, Kas., Felj. 25. (AP)—A fire of undetermined origin which damaged the Bird drug store here early today caused a, loss estimated at $10,000. Firemen prevented the flames from spreading to adjoining buildings in the College HIU district. • ' , Carioadin^ Increase. Washington; Feb. 25 (AP) — The American Railway association todav announced that carloadings for the week ended February 18 were 514,390 cars, an increase of 13,070 over the preceding week but 57375 below the corresponding week in 1932. . DOCTORS FIGHT TO SAVE LIFE OF MAYOR CERMAK Artificial.Respiration Resorted to in Later Efforts IN WEAK CONDITION Electrocardiogram Shows Exteijisive Damage to Hieart Muscles Miami, Fla., Feb, 25. (AP)—Doctors attending Mayor Anton Cermak of Chicago today resorted to artificial respiration In the attempt to save his life. "We are begiimirig today to use the oxygen tent," Dr. E. S. Nichol, Miami heart specialist announced at the conclusion of a bulletin. Oxygen Is resorted to toy doctors to aid a slowing respiration. Widespread heart muscle damage In the patient was reported by the physicians in a 10:30 bulletin issued after a consultation of :more than one hour. Exhaustion of the mayor Is "quite marked, causing anxiety as to the ultimate outcome," the bulletin said. "The latest electrocardiogram (a chart of the heart ^action) shows widespread heart muscle damage." The mayor's pulse at the time was 120, respiration 24 and temperature 99.4. I During the night, Dr. J. W. Snyder, one of the attending physicians said Cermak at times was semiconscious, and that "he appeared to be in a sort of a daze. After an examination today, however. Dr. Frederick lice of Chicago said the patient was "fully conscious." Members of the Cermak family gathered.at the hospital again during the morning. They maintained a watch outside the sick room until last midnight. ALL MARYLAND BANKS CLOSED Governor Issues Proclataation to Avert Further Runs. Baltimore, Feb. 25. (AP)—Every bank arid financial institution in Maryland was closed today by proclamation of Governor Albert C. Ritchie to stem heavy withdrawals from Baltimore concerns during the week. '- , ; Governor Hitchie, by his proclamation, declared today a legal holiday and accompanied It with a statement that the moratoriuin would be extended daily to include Monday and Tuesday while the Maryland general assembly prepared legislation to aid the ,T>anks. The governor's proclamation, as interpreted by Attorney General William Preston Lane Jr., affected .Ijanlcs, savings institutions, trust companies and building and loan associations, totaling more than 200 in the state as well as the Baltimore stock exchange. A 13 million dollar withdrawal, principally by small depositors from Baltimore banks this week, prompted the bankers of the state to confer at the federal reserve branch bank last night with Governor Ritchie and state ofndals. The conference was followed by the governor's proclamation and statement. TROOPS INTO MINE AREAS One Killed and Others Injured In Outbreaks Yesteiday Springfield. HI., Feb. 25 (AP) — Troops Were lordered to the Illinois capital and Sangamon county today in an attempt to maintain peace and order between rival miner factions following an outbreak In which one man was shot and-a score of others Injured. . Gov. Henry Homer at Chicago late last night commanded Adjutant General Carlos Black to mobilize three companies of Illinois national guardsmen. The governor demanded that four Sangamon county mines remain closed today. The clash, occurred yesterday when members of the United Mine Workers union were attacked by pickets as they attempted to leave a mine situated within the city limits after their day's work. Officials said the pickets had been sent out from headquarters of the progressive miners' union. I*0 BAN ON PRESCRIPTIONS. House' Passes Measure to Take Limit From Whiskey. Washington, Feb. 25. (AP)—The house today passed the Cellar bill to remove limitations on the number of aRuor prescriptions physicians may issue. The vote was 168 to 160. The measure carries an amendment by Representative Schaffer of Wisconsin to permit physicians to Issue prescriptions for beer. It now goes to the senate where action is imcertaln. , Representative Blanton (D. Tex;), who led the foes of the bill, forced a roll call vote. The measiu'e is supported by the prohibition arid industrial alcohol bureaus, the treasury, and the American Medical association. It would amend the Volstead act and remove the limit of one pint of whiskey per patient every ten days. Leading Hotel Man Dies. Elmira, jN. Y.. Feb,' 25. (AP)—Horace LeliEi^d Wiggins, president of the American hotel operating corporation and a nationally knoWn hotel owner and operator, died this morning after an illness of fifteen days which followed a heart attack while attending a business meeting here, GIFT OF A MILLION SLIPS MEMORY Los Angeles, Feb. 25. (AP)—A deposition in which Jackson Bamett stated he "didn't re- memljer giving, away a million dollars," was In the record today, of federal district court. Two alienists. Dr. Frank L. Long, and H. J. Foreman, said they did not believe "the world's wealthiest Indian" knew what he was doing when he made gifts of $1,100,000, half of which was received by his white wife, Anna L^ura Lowe Bamett. The gfivemnient is seeking to restore Bamett's "gifts",to his estate, contending he Is an incompetent ward of the. government. ' • The alienists testified that while Bamett knew he was getting married to a wlilte woman^ he did not understand or comprehend the resporisibilltles or duties of a husband. The •government alleges Mrs. Bamett kidnaped and married the wealthy Indian for-his money, received from his oil royalties. WICHITA POUCE HOLD A SUSPECT Several Crimes May Be Solved After Questioning Today Wichita, Feb..25.(AP)—Lester E. Black, 24, alias Harry Hlnkel, was held, in jail here today for Abilene, Kas.', officers as a suspect In the holdup of the First National bank of Herlngton last October. . Captain W. O. Lyle, chief of Wichita detectives, said, however, the prisoner would not be surrendered to the AbUene authorities until he had Investigated the possibility that Black also had a part in the kidnaping Thursday night pf Roland Notestlne. assistant cashier of the state bank of Pretty Prahie, who was seized with his wife and then released several miles from town. ' Notestlne told officers his two captors were unsuccessful In their attempt to force him to open the bankis vault. The couple was not harmed. ' Other crimes the Wichita detective hoped to solve through questioning Of Black before turning him over to Abilene officers were the kidnaping on that same night of fiUing .station attendants at Belle Plaine arid Douglas, Kas. Black was arrested [last night at a small shack six- miles northeast of Winfield by a raiding party of five—Lvie, two detectives on his staff, Chief Joe.Tucker of Winfield, and Sheriff George Caraway of Great Bend. The officers also seized six pistols, a sawed-off shotgun, three rifles and a quantity of ammunition. Lyle announced today he had recovered, through the mail, $1100 more of the approximately $35,000 in bonds stolen ,in the Herington robbery and a $100 bond stolen in a holdup of a Hoislngton bank. The total of bonds now recovered for the Herlngton bank is $7400, $6500 having previously been restored following the arrest of Lonnie Poe, Joe Milan,, and Carol Turley at El Dorado several days ago. Lyle said Black had b?en identified some time ago by his picture as one of the gang which raided the Herlngton bank. Glen Fansler and Turley already are held for that [Crime. LOAN BILL to HOUSE Direct] Loans to Fanners Approved By the,Senate. Washington. Feb. 25. (AP)—The senate today passed and sent to the house'; the Fletcher bill permitting direct loans to borrowers from the federal land banks and authorizing reamortlzatlon by the land banks of mortgages over a period of 40 years. The measure, passed by unanimous consent, had the approval of the treasury department. Its three principal provisions are: That wherever a farm borrower cannot, obtain a loan from a farm loan association the farm loan board may authorize the federal land bank to make direct loans to borrowers secured by farm mortgages. That land banks may make loans to liquidate indebtedness incurred prior to January i, 1933, and for general agricultural Jtees. Under existing,law borrowers are restricted under this section to loans to liquidate Indebtedness Incurred prior to January 1922, That the land banks, with the approval of the farm loan board, may reamortize, in Whole or in part, the aggregate amount luipaid under any mortgage, and may accept payment over a period of not more than 40 years Xrbm date .of reamortlzatlon. Secretary Mills, in- a statement recently on the bill, said the latter section would provide |a useful purpose. At presept, he said. the.banks hold a great many mortgages in connection with which they have been obliged to pay t^xes on the property and premiuins on Are insurance policies covering the Instir- able Improvements thereon. BIG DRIVE FOR CITYOFJEHOL BEGUN BY JAPS Advance Continues After Fall of Chaoyang, Second Largest City WARNING TO CHANG RIIND.\LL WELFARE SECRETARY Mrs. B. T. Barber Forced to Resign Because of Lack jof Time. W. E. Rundall is th!c new executive secretary of the lola welfare association today follcjwing the acceptance by the organization of the resignation of Mijs. B. T. Barber yesterday. Mrs. Barber was forced to resign because of- sickness in her family and because of othei} work which made it Impossible to the work necessitated! find time for by the post. Ojpposition to Japanese Forces Will Cause War to Spread (By the Associated Press.) The Japanese military command announced the "big push" to wrest Jehol from Chinese jrule began today and Its offensives into the province were Increased from tiwo to three. Chaoj-ang, second city of Jehol. fell and the army in that sector continued its advance toward Jehol City, about 150 miles southeastward. Japanese reported using bombinp planes for the first time althoiigh Chinese reports said they bombarded the city from the air for tliree days. The new advance, mld\^y he- tween two main offenslves, ^-as reported launched from Changwu to Sultung, 70 miles southeast of Kailu. The northern offensive, occupying Kallu, 250 miles northeast of Jehol City, was reported by the Japuriese to have met with "no opposition." A new 'League of Nations committee charged.with carrying ft^rward attempts to settle the Slno-Japanese dispute,., discussed a concerted arms embargo against Japan and there were many expressions of approval. The Japanese cabinet decided to consider .the question of participation In the world disarmament, economic and labor conferences separately from its decision lo secede from the league. General Nobuyoshi Muto, Japan's supreme military and diplomatic representative in Mandhuria, warned the Nortlv China mlhtary ruler. Marshal Chang Hsiao-Liang, that if he "dares to assume an aggressive attitude" against the Japanese army the warfare may spread south of Jehol. Shanghai, Feb. 25. (AP)—In Japanese quarters here It was said today that Japan's military authorities will issue a warning to the Nan­ king government charging that Marshal Chang Hsiao-Liang is at- - tempt^g to blockade the porta of North^hina, especially Tientsin, and is engaged in other "provocative activities" between that city and the great wall. The North China naval squadron which the Japanese sdid is being used In the blockade is comprised of a group of obsolete gunboats. Chinchow, Manchuria, Feb. 26. (AP)—Japanese troops under Lieut. Gen. YoshlmlchI Suzuki captured Chaoj-ang, second largest city In Je­ hol, today and continued to advance toward Jehol City, the metropolis and capital. 'Japanese reports said . airplanes went Into action for the first time in the big offensive, hastening Chinese retreat on roads leading to Je­ hol City and Chlehfeng. (Chhiese reports said Japanese planes bombard Chaoyang for three days^ this week.) A new Japanese advance Into the Chinese province, midway between the two offensives already. launched also was disclosed today In Japan-^ esc reports. Aviators were reported to have bombed hostile bodies three times today southeast and southwest of Chaoyang. A bitter wind was whipping across the region with the temperature at! 10 below zero fahrenlielt. (Contrary to earlier Japanese reports that said Chaoyang was occupied without resistance. It was conceded later that stiff fighting on the road east of the city preceded its fall. (Chinese reports said 30,000 Japanese troops with tanks and planes began the'assault on Chao­ yang Thursday night after a previous aerial bombardment.) A NEW MONEY PLAN "Com Currency" Ci'rcijlates Rapidly In Clear Lake, Iowa. Clear Lake, la.,',Feb. 25. (AP)—. A new experiment with currency substitutes has been launched here with the issuance of $2150 in "com money" in payment for 8600 bushels of com hauled into \txe city by north lOwa and sou them Minnesota truckers. The price paid-25 cents a bushel in "com money"—was almost three times the current market price. But there will be no hoarding for the money, under a plan to boost business, must be put Into circulation by tonight. The money was distributed yesterday. , The "com money" differs from scrip in that it is backed by pald- in'-advance subscriptions by business men. Through the com exchange bank, (he com money \H1I be kept In clrcxilation tmtil March 25 when the holder may exchange it for currency. , The new "money" is Issued in, denominations of 25 cents each. The spender signs the "com certificates" to use it. The first piece of "com money" circulated 22 times in three hours. ' Farmers weighed their com at city scales, then shoveled it into the 18 double-deck circular cribs located In the middle of two downtown streets as thousands of persons watched. . The com will be left on the streets until March 3 when It will be sold at public auction by the county sheriff.

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