Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on February 28, 1933 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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STATE HISTORICAL •eCIlTY. eOMP. TOPEKAfSd VOLUME XXXVI. No. 105. Successor to The lola Daily .Register, The Inla Uaily Keconl, anil lola Daily Index. lOLA, KAS., TUiESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 28, 1933. The Weekly Kegister, Kstablished 1867. i The Tola D"ai!y Kegister, Established J897. SIX PAGES lOU TO POSSESS FOUR THEATERS IN SHORT TIME Dickinson to Open MoVie House in Allen Building on North Side INAMED THE «\PLAZA" New Kelley and ^Uptown To Be Opened in the Near Future Pour moving picture theaters Within the near future were assured lola with the announcement today of - Glen W. Dickinson, jowner of a ', chain of movie houses.! that he is I going to equip and open as soon as' ^possible a theater, in the building • on the north side of the square owned by J. O. Allen. It will bo i called the "Dickinson Plaza." In a letter .to The Register, Mr. .Dickinson said that he has com- /pleted a with Mr. Allen on his building, remodeled for a similar purpose in 11929 but never opened as a theater. Under Mr. Allen's original plan the Dickinson corporation was to operate a theater in his building, but before the show was put into operation, the building was sub-leased J.0 E. VanHyning, then manager of the Keliey theater. No theater was ever equipped and the building has stood vacant since that time. Thie new theater, Mr. Dickinson states, will be managed on fi "distinctly high class basLs." He does not say what admission charges will be. Allen Pleased. Mr. Allen, inter\'lewed today, said: "Naturally, I am pleased and gratified that Mr. Dickinson has decided td equip my building and open a theater. It will be an asset to the city and afford tlie people of Tola's trade territoi-y another reason for coming here. "I dOi not know from which producers Mr. Dickinson mllfsecure his pictures, but with his widespread connections. I am sure that they . will be of the highest caliber." The Dickinson theater corporation I controls theaters in Manhattan, Lawrence. Junction City, Independence, Parsons. Osawatomie, Osage City, Paola, Hiawatha, and Beloit. Kas., and in the following Missouri towns: ChlUicothe. Fayette. Slater, /Marcellne, and Macon. At present there is but one theater in operation in lola—the lola, owned by the lola "Theater corporation.' Construction is going on." however, on the building formerly occupied by George Marr for the early completion of the "Uptown" theater, which is to be managed by Mr. ' Va'nHynlng. No definite opening . date has been announced. KeKey to Reopen. The lola Theater con>oration has alfio- announced that following re- decoratlon and the Installation of , new seals and sound apparatus, the Keliey theater will be reopened un: der its management as a popular j priced movie. No opening date for J it has been announced either, but It is believed that the building will not remain dark long. I - Mr. Allen, in, commrntlng on the : Dickinson project, said that to the best of his knowledge, no! "major ; work'' will be required to place his building in condition suitablii for the theater. "It will probably to be repainted and the lighting installation completed," he said.i "There ' also is no heating plant in the building at present." tTNUSUAl, MEDAL GIVEN TO CHUKCH Along with most other churches the First Baptist church of lola has been asking lis members to bring In any bits of gold or silver they may have lining around in bureau drawers or other "secure" places as contributions to be melted down and gold sold for the benefit of the mission fund. Among the contributions thus brought in to the Baptist church came a unique thing. . It is a metal ipiece about as big as a sliver quarter of a dollar, upon one side of which is borne the great seal of the State of Kansas and the date "January 29. 1861." Without doubt it is a medal that was struck off to commemorate the admission of Kansas ai- a state into the union. It is gold plated and while rather dull is still a handsonie bit of work. The Be v. J. H. Sowerby, the pastor of the church, is looking up the record of the medal to see whether it may not have some value in excess of the thin wash of gold that covers it. KILLED IN A WRECK Husband of Former lola Girl, Miss Nova WlHey. Dies Friends, of the former Miss Nova . Willey wHi be grieved to learn of the death cf her husband. Earl A. . Scott, in an automobile accident In St. Louis last week. Mrs. Scott, the daughter of Mrs. Nova Willey. 116 South Ohio, was injured in the acci-: _ dent, although not seriously. ' ; According to a reiwrt in a St.' Louis paper. Mr. and Mrs. Scott were driving cast on Delmar, (a St. ,Louls boulevardt, when another au' tomoblle, southbound, collided with the Scott machine. After the collision the Scott car jumped the curb and, stopped' on the sidewalk 100 •feet east of the intersection. Scott's side was torn open, and he wks dead 'when removed from the automobile. Mrs. Scott was taken to City hospital, where it was said she had suffered two fractured ribs. •Sidney L. John.son. an artist, was the driver of the other car. He was unhurt and furnished bond pending ^ an inquest. Scott was a prescription druggist In a Walgren store In St. Louis. Mrs. , Scott, who formerly worked in the Sifers candy factory Iri lola, lias been' in charge of sales over quite a wide area for a New York firm which ihahufaclures beauty shop equipment. wijATHER and ROADS - . , i I i i ..^ Li. FOR K.\\S\S—Fair tonight and Wednesday; not much change In tempersturp. Temperature— yesterday 54, ^ 'last night 26; normal for todaiy 38;, excess yesterday 2; excess: since January 1st. 456 degrees: thisldate last year—highest 79; lowest 44. Precipitation for the 24 hours end- •ing at 7 a. m. today, .00; total for 'this year to date, 1.82; deficiency , since January. 1st, 1.18 inches. - Relative humidity ae 7 a. m. today D4.per cent: barometer reduceti to sea level, 30.24 inches. Kansas We.ather and Dirt Roads. Emporia, Alanhattan, Ooffeyville Ottawa, Topeka, Arkansas Clt7, - Wichita, Pittsburg, Sallna, clear, roads good. ' . BENEFIT MOVIE FOR UGHTNERS Legion Sponsoring lola Performances fo Aid Family's Return With every day that passes bringing her closer to the time when she must leave the home of her relatives in France, the iLeslie J. Camp- t)eU post of the American Legion announced today thati It will sponsor a moving picture show to be presented at the lola theater Thursday and Friday for the!benefit of Mrs. Cecelia Lightner and her children who want to retumi to America but are without funds! ^ The picture to be showTi is "Ladies They Talk' About," featuring Barbara Stanwyck, and advance "notices praise it highly. All six performances will be under the auspices of the Legion. Mrs. Lightner. who was widowed about a year ago when her husband, a Legionnaire, was killed when a tree fell on him, has been in France for several months visiting her relatives in her native land. She found, however, that she is not welconie, and is imploring the aid of her friends in lola to enable her to return.! Toward that end the Legion agrefjd to sponsor a fund, contributions to which were to be received at the office of The RegLster. To date, however, that fund totals but $10, much le&s than is needed to fffect Mrs. Llghtner's return. Consequently it was decided to hold the benefit performances at the lola. Mrs. Lightner, who was a war bride, has found her home land a different place from what .she expected when she returned last year. Because she Is an American citizen she is not allowed to work, and her children are not allowed to go to school fjee as are; French children. They are all homesick. The children, all young, especially miss the companionship of other children who .speak their awn language. In Mrs. Llghtner's own words, received in a letter, to the Legion post here recently: "I understand but too late a big mistake I make." ; Arrangements have already: been made whereby the family may be broug^it from New York to lola by rail at-' a minimum cost, and when the outcome of negotiations concerning the cost of the ocean passage is known, the situation will be such that more definite things can be accomplished to the end thSit the Liehtner family may Vbe brought back to the country which has grown to be dearer than the widow's native land. UNITED STATES SEVENTEENTH IN ARMAMENTS Current Topics Club Informed on Preparedness by Officer NAVY BELOW LIMiT In Three Years Japan Will Surpass U. S. on Seas, Maj. Koenig Says; Members of the Current Topics club were entertained for more; than an hour last night at the Portland hotel by the speech delivered by Major W.'c. Koenig, R. O. T. C. |com- mnnder at the Univerelty of Kansas. An expert discussion of the Slno- Japanese situation, world disarmament, and national defense comprised the nrnjor's address. As a preface to his remarks, Ajajor Kocnlg declared that It was as a servant of the people.that he came ID address the club, rather than as a snobbish memljer of an exclusive or^nlzation. He pointed out thai, although his office is not held by virtue of a direct vote of the people. It was held through the consent of the people and lor that reason It was his duty to inform them of the facts they are entitled to know. Major Koenig devoted a large part of his speech to remarks concerned first \riifh the situation in the-Orient, an<!P^later to world disarmament; He requested, however, that his opinions and utterances be not quoted, avoiding thereby the possibility of controversies which mi^ht arise. •He did however, give permission for publication of what he told about national defense in America, and to an ardent advocate of preparedness, it was a depressing picture he paintpd. • "The United States ranks first in the world in wealth," Major Koenig said, "fourth in population, and seventeenth In ijiiJltarj' strength. "We have only a total of 12,000 officers and 117500 men in the regular es- tabllshinent. "By comparison, Germany is an excellent example. By the treaty of Versailles, the Allied powers agreed to di.sarm Germany. They told her s}je could haye an army of 100,000 officers and ! men—one soldier to each 600 population. "The United States, on the other hand, now has one soldier for about each 1000 pojjulation. And she is not the most pp^ar, nation on THREE FARM, MEETINGS ON County Farm Agent Annonnces Sessions Tomorrow and Friday. that loam money to other nations and then duns them for it." Ma'or Koenig went on to quote the relative .status of the United States in naval strength. "By treaty terms," he said, "We arc allowed to be' on a par with Great Britain, and above Japan in tbn ratio of ."i-S-S. At present Great Britain stands at 5. the Uniteil States at 3'j, and Japan at 3. "That ratio, however, does not and will not remain constant. In three years so" large a number of our naval vessels will have become obsolete that unless they are replaced the United States will be inferior on the seas to iapan, not io mention the United Kingabm. '-'In our land forces, we are not only below the minimum set. for the regular army in 1920, but wc stiii are Ijelow the 1920 minimum for other components of the military forces—the National Guard, the Officers' Reserve corps, and tho organized reserves.; And at tin time those minimums were decided upon it was also stipulated that they shoiil^ increase in direct proportion to tnn population." Major Koenig concluded , JUs speech by answTring several questions put by memijers of the club and following adjoui-nment the lola Community club met in the same room in the hotel .Three meetings of Interest tp farmers In Allen county were announced today by Dan M.., Braum. county farm agent. Two are to be held tdmorrow. One Is to be a two-session affair on pcul- trj- problems conducted by M.' A. Sea ton of Kansas state college in Memorial hall. The first session win start at 10 a. m., and the second at 2 p. m. Tlie second meeting to be held tomorrow is that of the Jersejf Breeders' Association of Southeast Kansas in Chanute. A noon luncheon to be served in the Chanute' Memorial hall will be a feature of the meeting. On Friday Mr. Braum will hold two erosion control meetings, one at the N. I. Crowell farm, 2^ nUles .south of the country club at 10 a. m.. and another at the Frank Tliomixson farm 7 miles oast of Humboldt at 2 p. m. TAG PENWLTV OFF 30 DAYS Motorists Have Another Month in Which to Buy Plates. Toi:«;k.i, Feb. 28. (AP)—Kansas motorists will have until April 1 to purcbafe their 1933 license tags v.lthout penalty.' Both branches of the legislature adopted yesterday a resolution extending for one month this year's deadline. After April i, a 50 cent penalty will be added for each month a motorist delaying the filing of his application. Martin Funeral Thursday. The ix)dy of Mrs. V. L. Martin, a former resident of lola whose death occurred In Kansas City yesterday, arrived in lola today for funeral services which will be conducted at St. John's Catholic church Thursday at 9 a. m. Burial is to be made in Humboldt, BEN LEWIS IS DEAD Topeka Dispatch Tells of the Death Of Former lolan »Benjamin E. Lewis, 63; vlce-presi-^ dent of the Brown-Grindell sqhool supply: company, died at his home here, 910 Douthitt avenue. Sunday night. : Mr. Lewis was Iwm at Lecompton April 10, 1869, and was the son of Dr. Philip M. Lewis, prominent doctor of an earlier day. He was formerly a superintendent of schools at Anthony, lola and Eureka, and was state high school supervisor four years. He was qUlte prominent in educatlonarcircles throughout the state. For the last nine years he had been associated with the Brown-Grindell school supply company. He was a member of the Lowman Memorial church. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hattie S. Lewis; a daughter, Mrs. Erma Laury, of Chicago, 111.; a son. Phil Lewis, of the home address, and a sister. Mrs. Harry ,L. Chainbers of Lawrence. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Pcnwell's chapel. Burial will be; in Lecompton cemetco'-—Topeka State Journal. Man Hunt Unrelaxed as First Anniversary Goes Search for kidnapers, of Charlies A. Lindbergh Jr., Spurred on by Order of President Hoover. Has Been Relentlessly Pursued, Although to no Avail. Trenton. N. J., Feb. 28. (AP)—An international man hunt for the kidnapers and murderers of Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr., never relaxed, went on toijay, one year after he was stolen from his crib. Begun March 1, 1932, when the-^of Mrs. Dwight Vfhitney Morrow at 21-months-old son of the famous flier was abducted. Intensified on May 12 when his body was found in bleak Sourland hills, the search has beeh' relentlessly pursued. Montlis ago President Hoover admonished, law enforcement agencies to make the case a "live and never- to-be-forgotten!' one. His admonition has been followed. At the year's end investigators had nothhig they were williag to report. For six months they have maintained silence. Meanwliile, a $25,000 rewajhi for infdtmatlon leading to the arrest and conviction of the kidnapers, offered by Nc# Jersey after the baby's body was fecund, still stands. Muqh has happened since that raw March night when a three- piece ladder was placed alongside the nursery window of the Lindbergh's Hopewell mountain home and the baby carried away. An ever-hopeful father paid a $50,000 ransom in vain, searched land and sea. only to be summoned home—when he hoped success was near—to identify! a body a Negro found as that of his child. The , man who j led him to sea. John Hughes Curtis, Norfolk boat buUder. was convicted of impedhig the search, sentenced to a year in state's prison and fined $1,000. The jail term was lateir suspended. Violet Sharpe, a! maid in the home CLUB DISCUSSES A GARDEN PLAN Dress Factory Also Possible. Cjommunity Club Members Learn Sixty business men attended a special meeting of the Ipla Community club ar the Portland hotel last night, to discuss a variety of subjects that demanded attention in the opinion of the officers of the club. The most urgent matter for consideration was the proposed community garden project for poor relief, a program that must be put into actual operation withih the ^_ _ coming two or tlu-ee weeks if the earth since no'naCion is popular rinaScimum benefit Is to jbe derived Eoglewood, Mrs. Lhidbergh's mother, committed stilclde after questioning. A new baby, John Morrow, was bpm last August.' Before he was 5 months old threats ot. kldnaphig "were made. Two youths, charged AWtm attempted extortion, were ar- 'rested to Vh^lnla. From Scranton. Pa., came a letter demanding $50,000 bn threat of abduction; from Chicago came a warning to "watch your child." New investigations '.opened for the police. There is no longer the freedom of country life on Sourland mountain. The entrance to the lane leading to the big white* stone house is guarded night and day by state police. They have maintained duty there since March 1. The curious, who first .thronged by the thousands to Hopewell, still drive up the winding moimtain road just to single out, from a mUe away, the Lindbergh home, standing alone on Jersey's second highest mountain top. Police see that they get no nearer, although the Lindbergh's most of the time are not at home. They are sta3'ing at the Morrow estate in Englewood. Colonel Lindbergh is back at his work as a teclinical advisor to an aviation company and again traveling the air lines. But at home and abroad the search for those responsible for his tragedy goes on—"never to be relaxed." the president of the United States said, "until the criminals are Implacably brought to justice." from It. The club listened to a description of the plan as it has Dfi"'.' developed by the Kansas state college and put into successful operation last year in several Kansas towns, a plan which would provide perhaps as many as 100 or 150 garden plots 50x100 feet in size, free initial plowing and preparation of the soli, free .seeds, competent supervision and in.struction. a detailed plan for carrj'ing the project through from beginning to end. The club voted to get behind the idea, conduct tlie necesfsary preliminary investigations and, if the program is found, to be practicable and desirable, to lend full cooperation to the lola welfare association, the county, the local federal relief committee and other agencies,that will be involved. A committee to that end was appointed: Kent Dudley, jchairman. Cecil Hite, John Hender- json, Wayne Archer. A. C. Scott, C. L. Hoyt, Charles Funk, J. M. Powell, L. E. HorvlUe. and D. B. McCarty. Among other subjects discussed, the most Interesting was a report concerning the possibility of locating a wash dress factory . in .the building fomierly occupied by the overall factory. Negotiations are already imdcr way with interested parties with an apparently good prospect that somethhig tangible may result in the. near future. Fox Theaters' Bankrnpt. Los Angeles. Feb. 28, (AP)—The Fox West Coast Theaters, incorporated, lessee and operator of 42 theaters in California, Washington. Arizona and Oregon, has filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy setting forth a total Indebtedness of 15 million dollars. SMITH ADVISES BOND ISSUE FOR RECONSTRUCTION Former Governor Gives Opinions on Recovery to Senate Committee AGAINST INFLATION SEMTE PASSES I ALCOHOL BILL Measure Provides Industrial Alcohol May Be Made in Kansas Topeka, Feb. 28. (AP)—By a vote of 23 to 15 the senate today passed tbe May hill to permit manufacture of Industrial alcohol. The measure now goes to the for concurrence to amcndnicnls made by the senate. Tl^c measure was a.s.sailcd by op- iwuents as raising the issue 65 Kansas' policy in dealing with the liquor law and n.s a first step In the breakdown of enforcement of pro- hibitbry liquor laws. Supporters contended the bill was strictly a "business prppasition" and that If use oV Industrial alcohol Is permitted in Kansas, its manufacture also-should be allowed. As passed by the senate the bill provides stringent state regulation and as well as federal regulation of plants manufacturing industrial or denatured alcohol. Oylcr For It. Several senators took occasion during roll call on the bill to explain their votes. Senator Finlcy (R) of Elk Falls, explaining his afHrmatlve vote, said the bill "will bring to Kansa-s a necessity, suppUed by Kansas products and by Kansas labor." ; . Senator Oyler (Dl said he did not 'believe the bill woiild weaken prohibitory law enforcement while Senator McCarthy itD) of Mahkato said it was detrimental in that it "raises the issue of; tKe state's policy in regard to the prohibitory question" and that It was ill advised. Asserting he was a dry and opposed to anything "wet," Senator Baird (K) of Leryo, said there were siiiEQclent safeguards around the plants to prevent any diversion of industrial alcohol- for consumption as liquoi". Senator Skovgard (R) of Greenleaf, who has led the fight against the bill said safeguards provided in (Continued on Page 6. Col. 4.) New Yorker. Also Advocates Consolidation of Transportation , Washhigton, Feb. 28. (AP)— Straight froin the shoulder counsel from Alfred E. Smith to .the senate; finance committee today embraced recommendations for a federal bond tissue to finance enlarged public construction, a war debt moratorium aloved to- expand American foreign markets, and recognition of Soviet Russia. He was out to help the committee in its search for waj-s and means to improve the national situation; and he let his hearers luiow at the outset his opposition to inflationary schemes. Adverting to the prohibition repeal resolution now before tht states, he opposed congress fixing the manner for states to call coh- ventions to act on the amendment. "Assume that 15 or j 20 states wouldn't i call conventions?" askeri Senator Barltley (D.. Kyi) "Would you leave it up in the air?" "I'd leave it Up tp the states," replied Smith. Inflation False Stimulant. "I don't believe inflation will help us at all," said the 1928 Democratic presidential nominee. "It is just like givhig a sick ma:: a .shot in the arm. It will take a stiffer shot the next time." A cons61idated transportation;- tcm under federal regulation an with ft national secretary for trans- Tea Set Gift of Trincess Alice' To Capital With Mrs. Roosevelt Mr. Lewis was principal of the Ipla high school 1915-1918, and made many friends here who will- be grieved to learn of his death. Hnll Snccessbr Named. Na.shi-ille, Tenn.. Feb. 28. (AP)— Governor Hill MicAlister today appointed Nathan L. Bachn;an of Chattanooga, former Justice of the Tennessee supreme court, as United States senator to succeed Cordell Hull, named secretary of state in the cabinet of President-elect Roosevelt. Judge Bachman is a Democrat. New York, Feb. 28 (AP)—A silver tea set which her cousin, Alice Roosevelt tjongworth, gave her for a v<'fcdding isrcsent is among the things lyirs. Franklin D. Roosevelt is having shipped to Washingt6n this week. It is a small set, • which Mrs. Roosevelt has always used when serving tea in her own sitting room in the New York city home and it will be used for the same purpose in the White House, she'said today. Mrs. Longworth was still "Princess Alice" of the White House' when on March 17, 1905, her father gave the bride away at the marriage of her cousin, Eleanor Roosevelt, tp Franklin Roosevelt. Slie married Nicholas Longworth on Feb. 17, the following year. ! Two van loads of furniture, files, and other possessions of the new White House family already, have gone to Washington. Another will go at; the end of this week, and in about' 10 days two saddle horses, "Dot" and "Patches," and "Major," the family's police dog, will go down on a truck from Hyde Park. Furniture from her own factory to be used in her room at the White House already has gone to .Wash- ii^rton, Mrs. Roosevelt said. It consisted of a day bed, two large cab­ inets, a Ifea table, several small tables, a work table, a typewriter table and chair, and a book stand. Among the things stfll to go are four large cases of books, about 100 of the presidentrclect's navy prints, s6me family silver. Amon^.the paintings will be,ah oil portrait of Mrs. Roosevelt's grandfather, Theodore'Rposeyelt. father of the late president. In the collection will also be three naval paintings, copies of which liang in . the navy department in Washington. One of them Is a painting of the destroyer Dyer, on which the incoming president, then assistant .secretary of the navy, went to Europe in 1918 with a convoy. Another shows the surrender of the German battle fleet, and the third shows the first four sMps'that entered the World War. It is entitled "The Return of the Maynower." Until now they have hung in the dining room of the Roosevelt's New York city house. With the tea "set given her by Mrs. Longworth. Mrs. Roosevelt is taking to the White House a dining room table bell which belonged to her mother, the late Aima Hall Roosevelt. It is a small silver statuette of old Mother Hubbard, with her dog under her arm, and the head nods when it rings, , portatfon was Another Smith proposal. He was a member of the national. transpprtatlon committee that has been surveying the railroad field. Addressing the senators in his direct way. with a good-natured aside now and again, he declared a condition akin to war confronts the country. "Cut out all this red tape," he advised, "and go back and build buildings like wc; did contomnents -^cK'cmlght." Again he ut^edjljat the reconstruction corporation interest rates on constructloh loans be cut to 4 per cent; and especially called f( r speeding up of highway work, other Labor Important. "It isn't the niunber of men employed on a highway or. building itself that helps,' he sold, "but more l.-ibor is employed in the fabrication of materials that go into the bulkl- ings." Smith contended the government could build bridges on main hl?l)ways, "even through .cities," and proposed a popular bond issue to finance construction work. •:A reconstruction bond issue," he said, "which I would sell the sam;- as we. sold Liberty bonds, would bring back lots of the money now in hiding. "Make an appeal to their patriotism and you could float a good sized bond, issue, which would he!:?, a lot toward getting over this trp] ble in the next generation.' Taking up the ctjrrency. question Smith commented: , •T am against cheapening or reducing the gold In the dollar. I am s gainst an artlfical price for silver and' certainly against fiat money." Smart Philosophy. Smith told Smoot: the debts were contracted when Europe was "better able to pay" and. King (D. Utah) Interrupted to Say Smith's "philoajphy" was "eminently wise at this time." "I dont know any reason for not doing it," Smith said regarding recognition of Russia. "There's no use trading with them under cover. We are doing business with them through the Amtorg trading corporation. We might just as well Be represented there tLD.^ they hero and do business in the open. "We should not be against them just beqaUse they have a government we don't like. Jefferson told us any time we don't like this government we could tear it down and build another one." • He told Barkley, friendly . relations (With Russia would result in that country "buying a lot of wheat here." Smoot said Russia was exporl,ing wheat herself. ' "Yes," Smith replied, "but. Its all E :oing over to the far east for thosK soldiers there. They are; some things in this country now." Smith said he didn't think us- s\i would "make any headway'witli this communism." RMAK THE DAY'S DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ORIENT. (By the Associated Press.) A reinforced Japanese army captured Shamaoshan, important pass into . Jehol province from the southeast, today after a terrific two-day battle. The' Japanese were directed toward Lingj'uan, another pass on the main line of the Chinese defense.. Meanwhile Chinese were jubilant, claiming another Japanese offensive .wiiich had swept into Pcipiao and Choayang, failed in an attack 'bn Lingyuan and was turned northward, away from, its objective. Oncp Lingyuan falls, the Japanese have command of a 75-mile highway leading straight to Jehol, the capital. Anothe'r Japanese force sweeping down from the far north expected to occupy Chlhfcng. communication and transportation center of Jehol tomorrow. This Is the northern pass to Jehol city. .92 miles distant. reports said their column was 28 miles northeast of Chlhfeng at 10 a. m. The Chinese reported they were successfully defending Ta- mlao, on the defense line be( tween Lingyuan and Chlhfeng against heavy bombardment and contended the Japanese army of the north was being slowed up by bitter weather and road conditions:' A British embargo on arms shipments to China and Japan caused Great Britain to momentarily replace the United States in the role of "villain" in Japan. The action was regretted in China, where it.wasj'said Japan already was well provided, and an arms embargo against the "aggressor natlon""only was urged. Japanese officials admitted the British embargo would handicap China rather tl^an Japan but, nevertheless, keenly resented It. CE Chii SOMEWHAT laiPROVED ic^o Mayor Enongh Better to lAsk for Bottle of Beer. Miami, Fla., Feb. 28. (AP)—Dr. Frank Jhrka^ one of Mayor CermaUs physicians said today an oxygen room had been ordered'from New York and would be rushed here by plane to aid In the efforts to save the (Chicago chief executive's life. Mayor Cermak was described!by Dr. J^ank Jirka as appearing to be "somewhat better" shortly after attending physitilans issued an official biiUetlii on his condition this morning. ; ' I • • ' • The; mayor's color was good. Dr. Jirka said; and shortly before daybreak he asked, for a bottle of near beer and for more food. The request for the beverage was denied. POLICE SEARCH FOR FORD MAN Car Manufacturer's RigKt Hand Man Missing For a Day Detroit. Feb. 28. (AP)—Acting upon the request of his wife, officials of tjhe Ford Motor company, and Detroit and Michigan State policp today a widespread search for Em. est G. Licbold, for more than .a score of years general secretary to Henry Ford and fiscal agent for the motor manufacturer. Although no thcorlefe as to his disappearance were advanced, following the discovery at 2 a. m.. today that he was not at his home, Llebold's friends ahd Ford officials .said ho had boon under a! "terriHc slrnin" for several weeks,: working for the manufacturer on plans for casing the finanelal situation in Detroit. The only thing Jn the way of a clue to the mystery coming to police were a report that Llebold's car had been seen upstate, and the almost simultaneous receipt of a letter from him mailed In Pontiac, in which, he resigned as a bank director. ' Three men reported to oHicials that they had'seen a car bearing license X-90.000, the number of Lle­ bold's automobile, In Saganaw, about 100 miles north of Detroit. Previously a farmer near Reece, Mich., not far from Saginaw, made' a_similar report. The car was driv- "en by a man answering Llebold's description. The driver was alone. Resignation Received. At the same time officials of the Guardian National bank of Dearborn said they had received a letter from Liebold, mailed in Poptiac Monday afternoon, tendering his resignation as -a director of the bank. . "Aftef having been' associated with you since the 'establishment 'of the bank, it is with deep regret'that I find it necessary to request the] acceptance . of my resignation as director," the letter read. , Detroit police said they were advised' of Llebold's disappearance shortly afttjr 2 a. m., by an official of the Ford Motor company. Mrsi, Liebold, they were informed, hadfi telephoned JHarry Bennett, head ofi the Ford service department, asking: that a search be instituted. The Fordj officials said Liebold left the laboratories of the Ford company at 11 a. m. yesterday, saying he was going home to sleep. He did not arrive at his home, and the search started, after Mrs. Liebold becarne alarmed. Son Aids in Search. Llebold's eldest son was called, to the Ford plant by Henry Ford today, officials said, to aldj in the search. Squads of Detroit policemen were sent out to search for the .secretary's automobile, in which ho left the laboratories. , ' . . Liebold had been closely a&socl- cited with the Ford fiscal policies for. more than a scoi-o of years. In all the financial movements of the Ford company since 1910. he has been the principal agent of the manufacturer. Ford a few days • ago stated that Liebold would be l\ls principal agent, assisting him and Edsel Ford in preparations for forming two hew^ banks which would take over the liquid assets of the two institutions in Detroit now operating under limited withdrawals. , , One theory advanced by friends of Liebold wa^ that, due ^ to the strain of the'past few days' work, he had sought iminterrupted rest, but officials indicated that such-a theory had been Investigated before a search was ordered. Liebold is 48 years old, and had resided in Detroit all his life. For many years he has maintaiined a large honie in Boston boulevard, Detroit. Besides Mrs. Liebold, there are eight children. COMMUNIST BAN IN GERMANY THE NEXT NAZI MOVE Fire in Reichstag Building Arouses Government to "Action UNDER MARTIAL LAW Although Police Handle Situation, Restrictions Are Drastic Beritn. Feb. 28. (AP)—Virtual martial law under police regime was decided upon by the German cabinet today. The cabinet, which had been in session since 11 a. m„ adjourned at 2:30 p. m., until 5 p. m. It had heard a report from Wimelm Ober- ing. mhilster without portfolio, upon the fire which damaged the relchs- tag bulldhig yesterday and the refit of last week by police on Karl Liebknecht house. Communist headquarters.on Buelowplatz. A military state of emergency was refrained fropi in order to keep the reicbswelir islanding army) out of political action.'but the measures to be decreed will have the effect of placing Germany imder a state of emergency •with the sole object of meeting Communist danger. Herr Goering reported that material seized in Karl Liebknecht house included forged orders to tho police and to Nazi storm troopers and even included instructions for poisoning wells and food. According to the testimony of two men Who were arrested, they telephoned yesterday evening to the Socialist organ Vons-aerts at the request of this paper that Herr Goering himself had arranged for the reichstag fire. Opposition Press Suppressed; The Hitler government ordered prohibition of the entire Leftist press and the. arrest of the 100 Communist members of the last parliament today. With reichstag and Prussian diet elections five days off, both orders were regarded as forerunners to the outlawing of the Communist party. They followed swiftly upon partial destruction of the massive half- century old reichstag building in a fire .start^ by a young Dutch Coin- muftisb'last night. Police squadrons: occupied the building housing the Vorwaerts, principal newspaper of the Socialist party, for four hours this morning, confiscating truckJoads of election propaganda. The two Leftist parties formed the bulk of the majority opposition against the Hitler regime In the reichstag dissolved this month, holding 221 of the 554 .scats. The Communists and Hitlerites formed I the two largest parties in the Prussian diet, which was dissolved also. ! Outlawing of only the Communists was expected to easily assure Chancellor Hitler's. party of control In both the reichstag and diet to be elected Sunday. Damaged Extensively. It will take eight months to repair the reichstag building. The new reichstag will meet in the Prussian diet building. Investigation disclosed the reiichstag building, which includes some offices of Chancellor Hitler and other officials, was. fired in 15 different places. Police began arresting Communist relchstagers early this morning., It was Impossible to determine how many were taken in custody thi.s forenoon as many have gone into hiding. A 24-ycar-old j-outh named Van Der Lubbe admitted setthig fire to the famous parliament building. Hfc came from; Amsterdam where an investigation disclosed he was known as a Communist and fovrnded his own party in Holland. The yoiith also admitted setting the fire to the former kaiser's palace last Saturday night. That fire was put out before causing much damage. The youth, caught running from the reichstag building last night, admitted starting one fire on the main floor and police believed he had accomplices who escaped. Prominent Communist relchstagers were reported seen fleeing front the building. ; ; N6 official estimate of the damage has beeh made but It waa expected to amount to several million marks. 'i The.interior of the plenary hall, the members' seats, the president's tribune and public galleries were destroyed. One fireman was temporarily overcome by smoke but none waa Injured. BeHln, Feb. 28 (AP) — Damage: from fire and water to the reichstag building was unofficially estimated today at more than 6 million marks ($1,434,000 at current exchange.) This estimate was made pending the complelilon of official figures which are expected tomorrow. MARKET OUTLOOK IMPROVES Numerous .-Gains of One to Tbte^ Points Noted in Stocks, i New York, Feb. 28. (AP)—The stock market rallied rather briskly today, and financial markets generally took on a more cheerful as- :pect. There were numerous gains of $1 to $3 a share in stocks. Bonds were somewhat mixed, but acted, fairly well. The dollar was inclined to recover in the foreign exchange ,markets. Wheat at Chicago closed % to % of a cent a bushel higher. • IF YOU MISS THE REGISTER CALL Ibl OB 620.

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