Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on March 2, 1933 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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Thursday, March 2, 1933
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FIVE INTO RAf FORIOM^HOOL BOAR^ OrFIf S Candidacies Announced Just Unflei* Deadline Set foij Tomorrow^ ALL ARE PROMINENT Every Cajndidate Qiiali- fied to|Serve Taxpayers Well f Four men became candidates for positions on the school board qjf lola • and oiib became a Candida^ for treasur;er of the school board yesterday by filing their papers with City Clerk T. E, Shanahan. All of: the jctindldates are well known in 161a. j The" first, alphabetically, is J. O.; Allen, at prasjeht a member of the! board, who has lived In iola for many years and is Known -as a furniture dealer and real-estate /.operator. He Irecently completed a contract with the Dickinson corporation ofiLawrfence whereby » new motion picture theater wilf be [operated inj^ buldlng owned by'him on thie north side of the square, j The orie candidate for the joffice of treasurer o( the school bo^d is Jess BeSson, who hag been connected for Iseveral I years with thi Iola State bdck, of^ which his father, P. O. Benson, is cashier. His experience in the bank amply qualifies him for the treasurer's Job, 'his friends fpel. ; I|unk Cor Reelection r Charle? Fun,k is a candidate to succeed himself on the boaJi'd, of which he Ls now the president]; He Is a realtor and has been prominent in loja for a great many years, ; C. C. Hlte, the fourth candidate, has only Ived In tola for the jast 11 . years, but durlhg that time has been Identlflcd.yuh many civic activities. He came here first as a field man for the Iola creamery and wa^ later made manager of the Fairmont creamery, ! which position he now. holds. He Is a member of thfe Leslie J. Campbell post of the An^erican Legion and is president of the Iola Rotary club. He is married and has two children. - 1 \ !• J. C. Lllitreir is now treasurer-of the board' buti has announced that he will be a [candidate dnlyji for a position on the board.. He is well known in lolal through his connec- ;iion with th? Santa Pe rajllroad, •'having been at the local station for several years. \ 'I Las{ in the'alphabetical listlcomes C. E. Russell, Who also has long been a resident of tola.- He has hdd the chief-clerk of the Iola plant of the Lehigh Portland cement company for j^ears and has been identified with many civic jenter- prlses throiieh! his connettion with the Jtotiary cliib. Deadline Tomorrow ! Ea,ch of the five candidates submitted thpir papiers Just under the deadline which is tomorrow; Mr. Shaiiahan said todky that t^e last opportunity! that any candidate can have? for enjtering the race, whether, it be,*for th^ s (^hool board or the city finance commissioner, ^plll be tomorrow night lat 10 o 'clock. At that time also, he said, the registration books will be | closed, and hej urged that any persons who have [ never — registered or who must re-register . do so before that time In brdir that they may votejat the primary j which is to be held March 14. ' i Unless two jmore caijdldat^s announce for the school board rajce and for the treasurer race, all 6f the names now biefore the people will also appear on the ballots the general election. Should sevep candidates seek school board positions; the six highe.«!t in the primary voting woujd go to the general election, at which the three highest would be elected. The same system Is applicable to the 'treasurer's race. ! Of the sevencandldateator finance commissioner, but the two Highest will survive itlie primary. Thp candidates: Mr C. iLangley, E. D. Shield O. VI. Holmes. C. L. Hoyt.jJ. D. Buchanan. R.I. Mather, and, P. B. Murdotik, I LENTEN SERVICES TO S-TART Fort Scott Recltor Here for Episcopal Preax:aing Program, i The Risv. John B. Mathews, jrector of St, Andrews Episcopal church in Fort Scott, will open the flrsj. of a serieS |Of mid -week Lenten preaching': services tbnlght at 'i':30 at St. Tlnipihy's church In Iola. (Other similar services will be given at the same time e^ch week untill Holy week.: . • . ..^.!- • These services are a part 6f the dioceslaii-wide Lenten prfjgram which Is being carried?on Inieveiy parish and mission of the Kansas diocese of the jEpiscopal churtih. WEATHiiR and ROADS FOR KANSAs-rGenerslly f jir tonight and Friday: sUgbtly colder in eawt portion tokiight. FOR TOLA—Fair tonight ania Fri- 4ay. slightly colder tonight. | Temperature—Highest yesterday '60, lowest last I night 39; normal for today 38; excess yesterday l2; excess since January 1st, 445 degrees; This date last year—highest 54; lowest 41. y. , • Precipitation for the 24 ending at 7 a m. today, .00 ;| for this year to date, 1.82; deficiency .^ince January! 1st 1.^1 inched. / Rfclatlve hui^dlty at 7 a. iL to- f day 70 per cent: barometer reduced 'to sea level, 30.20 Inches. | sun rises 6:52 a. m.; sets ^:16 p. Weather and Dirt Roads, rropeka, Pltt^lmrg, Arkansas City, WicWta, Salina, Emporia, Ottawa, Manhattan, CoffeyvUIe, clear, i roads eood. . ' houre total Mrs. Walsh was overcomi! with grief today following the death of her Ihusband, Senator Thomas J. Walsh, on a train this morning. The! widow, the former ^nora Pereiz Chaumont, of Cub4, had been married to the man who was to be the next attorney. general onlyj since Saturday. Site Is shown here as they arrived In Miami after the ceremoiiles in Cubi. FOR CHILDREN Dr. Simmons Equipjs His Rooms to Appealj to Young Patrons ~~~~~ [ '• A dental office unique In southeast Kansas and' duplicated! in only three other towns in the state will be open for inspection In Iola next Saturday, according to an announcement today by Dr.| L. W. Simmons, who has Just finished de- signihg and equipping a! special room; exclusively for Juvenile patronage, i Dr. Simmons . has completely remodeled his office on the west side of the square In order to tiye accommodation to the new Junior department that he is addm^ to his adult practice. He now uts twin operating rooms, one for adults and the other for children, as Well as a newly furnished waiting room, an office, a sterilizing room.l arid a ladies dressing nook. \ The junior operathig room is equipped and decorated throughout with: the thought of providing an atmosphere that will remoye from children the pre.sent fear of the dentist's chair. The chair Itself Is Just- like .a regulation chair except that-it 14 in miniature size except may be raised or lowered by a motor driven adjustment t^at the child! himself may operate. 1 The draperies in the rooth are of animal design and the wall4 are tn- triguingly decorated with] Mickey Mouse and animal cut-outs. The instrument cabinet is a njiniature colonial house. Cotton conies forth from; a china dog and de<jorations everywhere suggest Interest land delight; rather than fear. Evefi in the waiting room the Junior, ipatlents have been taken care of wlih^ miniature table and chairs and j Juvenile magazines. -i ;The new equipment is oaly Inci- cental, however, to a ,comptete program; which Dr. Slmiftons his evolved for Juvenile patients, a brogram designed primarily to educate them In the advantages of piteventlve dentistry, to stimulate ther Interest in taking good care )f their teeth. t Dr; Simmons has reserved Saturday afternoon and evening' of this week for those who may care to drop into his new office an^ take a look at the new arrangement. TO OBSERVE DAT OF ERAYER Two Union Meetings to BejHeld in Baptist Temple Tomonbw. Members of every protestaiit faith In the world will observe thfe World Day of Prayer tomorrow, and in line with the world-wide movement, Iola chiu-qhes are sponsoring two union meetings, both to be heldj in the Baptist temple. .\ Mrs. J. Lee Releford. wife ol the pastor of the Christian [church, will lead the first meeting which is to begin at 10 a. m. and? to last an hour. It will be purely devotional in; nature, she said. j Mrs. J. H. Sowerby, wife- of the pastor of the Baptist chur|;h, will conduct the afternoon servKfe, from 2:30 to 4 p. m. A missionary program will be followed. \ The public is invited to attend. LAKGLEY HEADS THE ^LKS Logan Reynolds Esteemed Leading Knight Following Election. Milford C. Langley was elefcted exalted ruler of the Iola Lo Ige No. 569. B. P. O. E., at the annijal election held in the club rooms last night; : ' Other officers were: Logan H. Reynolds, esteemed leading Tknlght; Ross I Arbucklel esteemed, loyal knight; Dr. John L. Parkh^rst, es7 teemed lecturing knight; [ Melvlri Fronlf, secretary; Leigh jBowlus, treasurer; J. O. Myers, tile^; T, E. OTlaherty, trustee, 1 MrJ Langley was also chosen delegate to the national convenaon and Mr. ©"Flaherty as alternate. Officers elected last night! will be Installed April 5. ; BE IRONED OUT House Gives Tentative Approval to Bulk of New Proposals CORPORATION TAX IN House Refuses to Accept Reduction in Levy oa Business Firms ^ Topeka, Mar. 2. (AP).—Tentative approval had been given liy Uie House today to the rate scl^edmes proposed in the state Income tax bill as the legislators prepajred to thresh out some of the other controversial aspects: of the mieasure, including the matter of personal exemptions. By overwhelming majorities, the representatives rejected in a four- hour opening; round of debate on the bill yesterday, amendments which would have lowered to 2 per cent the proposed corporatlofa rate, and the graduated schedule,! ranging from 2 to 6 per cent, provided for incomes of Individuals, 't^t bill proposes a 3 per cent flat rate for corporations. . ~~ i Leaders of the "farm bloc"!claimed more than 40 votes in thcjir own group and enough more support In the House to override any further efforts to reduce the rates iz proposed by the assessment and taxation committees of the House and Senate In drafting the bilU I Bnt One Accepted j In the first four houre of {debate on the bill, the House accepted only one amendment offered from the floor In addition to a dozen of a technical nature which hat? been recommended by the asssessment and taxation committee. The accepted amendment, ' by Representative BIoss (R) of dowley, exempted from the proposed tax, dividends received from corpora- tlonS paying; the tax If at least 50 per cent of their revenue werel derived from sources In the state. Contendlng_the_ proposed 1 3 per cent rate would drive or keep corporations out of the state, Representative Higglns (R) of Jqhnson; led the unsuccessful move to ireduce it to 2 per cent. His ameridmeht was rejected after opponerits replied with denials corporatlpns would be driven from the state and asserted they had learned of none which hadi come to Kansas frbm other states which now hive Income taxes.- Menace to Wage Earner Representative Reilly (Rl of Leavenworth attempted to Insert |ln the bill a lower, schedule of rates for Incomes of individuals, asserttog the income tax would be "another tax" on people living in cities and that the "wage earner will suffer." His amendment would haVe reduced the schedule to 2 per cent on the first $10,000, 3 per cent on the second $10,000, 4 per cent on the next $80,000. and 5 per cent 'on all above $100,000. . Both -the Rellly and Higglns amendments were rejected without record votes. • J | As retained so far in the bill, the rate schedule for incomes df individuals begins at 2 per cent for the first $1,000 or any part thereof, scaling upward Vi per cent^ a^ thousand to 4 per cent for the fifth $1,000. The sixth $1,000 of part thereof wquld tkke a 5 per cent rate, and all ihcbme in excess of $6,000 a 6 per cent rate. i • Exemptions would be $750jfor_a single person, $1^00 or a h^ad of a family .or married individual living with husband or virife, plifs $200 for each dependent imde)* 21! years of age or for each dependent, regardless of age, incapable oi self- support because of being mentally or physically defective. BENEFIT ON TODAY DeHver, Marl ne,pii^ of. Charli lionaire Denveritje, was _ l^escijlbed by hlinl today in ah interir ited in the Denver g to Cjliafles T. p'Briea, - 'f membM, he sftid; "Sixteen days sfnd nights (jf blackness, God Legion Sponsoring Shows at l4la for - LigbtnerFnnd Every person who attends the iola theater today and tomorrow.will contributing his share: toward a fund which will ultipately mean happiness for a widowed mothelr t^nd their lawful rights for three' American children who are at present faced with the possibility of growing up with children who do not Speak their language, and whose «uitoms are markedly different from those in their native land.' { •rtie Leslie J. Campbell post of the American Legion is sponsoring the movie in order to raise sufficient money to enable Mrs. Cecelia llight- ner and her ciiildren to return to Iola from where they are now Visiting with hpr brother IhTPrance. All the proceeds froiii the six performances will go to the fundi The Lightners returned to France where Mrs, Lightner was bom, thinking to fhid things there more pleasant and agreeable than; they were here, but toe reverse has been the case. Mrs. Lightner has liot been allowed to wotk for their support and the children are homesick. .As a re^-'lt, the Legion decided to sponsor! ti:e fund, and ofhcials of the post expressed the hope to- dajr^^hat the benefit perfonnances of Barbara Stanwyck in "Ladles They Talk About." win bring the fund to a total!which will enable the family to be brought ijack home. ! Proif. Lemon Speaks; - ProfessOT Francis Lemon i the junior college Y. M. C. morning upo;i the tdpic of pression. Ii^ his talk be < various theories of the cai , possible reriieaies of the present depression. j IP YOU MISS THE RBOISTEB CALL 157 OR 620. I "Thknk God It's Over, Now He Is Free f roj W^Hold ! THPRS DAviv^Nl^G, MARCH 2, .1933. •ettcb^ T^lk graphic Stoty of HIS Expedience ing .( olohido Millionaire Has idage In pos^d bv Ki^apers Thai^ Two Weeks (AP)—"The ki4- Boettcher n. mfl- discomfort and threat !it'S over. I Thar i'Where I was held and^^b^ whcarurr^e immediately pnt a strip of -to We ise ^ I dol not know, [it apl the basement of some u house horurp by fast automobile Itn m Denb "Neither do I jknow who my abductors were, buij there wer6 two ol thfeni—possibly three. IT |am thankful that they| treated gentlemanly as possible under IrcumstacesJ Theyeveri shaved c 'hen I complained that my was growing so loiig.!, ''i :|esperadoes?-|-undoubtedly. But I CAPITAL SHOCKED BY i rNEWS 6 F DEATH Washington, I Mar. 2. (AP)— St^ock and\ surprise was the reaction of the [capital today at wwd of-the death; of Senator^ Walsh of Montana in the midst ofjpre^aratlonk-for a brilliant inaugural that was to 1 have brought him l^to the attorney geiieralship, llie senate inimedlately adoptr Walsh, A 10 1 o'clock mcetinffA hnid been callei^ to expedite lm» poTtant legislation that has piled; up in the ssnate. : Inaugural plins, however, had gc^e too far fdr any change to bej effected an(d Rear Admiral Cary T, 'tU'ay&on, chairman of the committee, said there would be! none unless and except as ordered by I President - elect •Roosevelt. '' tlumerous senators and other Washington officials gave im- mpdlate expr^ion to. their gr^ef and surprise at the sudden p^lng of the! Montanan who had been a famihar figure in fod twenty years. ' jAldes to M -esident !Hoover sajd he was deeply moved by Vdn news and llmmediately dispatched to Mrs. Walsh a mes-, sajge, of condolence. ! I in the dlsciission that arase Itiimediately oil whom might be selected to fill the post!in the Roosevelt cabinet which the death left optn. the name of Arthur Mullen of Nebraska was tstanding. ou that's all over how. Unless I dream about it. ''Aboiit 11 p. m. on jPebruary 12, my wif'e and I had iust returned h6me and I started to drive into the garage when two men in a small sedan drove up. Both were armed. Xhey piit me in their car and started to drive. One man. was in the hack-se ^r with me. iidhiesive tape over my eyes and an- elther piece over my head to bold the first strip on. Th^y also toped iBiiy::«nsts -r6ee the marks? ! "We're going dh a long trip and -we will get alons, all j right If you liehave," they told me.i > . "They meant what they said. A long trip—we drove aH that night, all the next day and into the next night. i; i' "Occasionally the man sitting with me would poke me with his gun and remind me to be gioodor else—. i 'fWe stopped for g^line three tim^s. Where I do not know. Each time we stopped, the dikn taiade me lie down in the back oi the car so I couldn't be seen. I couldn't tell what direction we! were going. Some time we seemed to be goingj in circles. :-^'?When we finally ireached our iBtestinatlon 1 was put Ip whatj took to be the basement of ,a house." -"Mg^of the time x was kept in ^C^efUnex-ol that baseriient room. "During my stay I Heard no evidence of any_women ifi the place— joteKro^^S 'to Mr' lo ^JUhe^ men whd brought me. &.r *?SnteJ^v *±..?^'c;r'relieve they were Anfericans. They ajIRS. BELL IS DEAD Wif p of Member' of The j Register Staff Sncctwibs Last'Night Mrs. MoUy Bell, wife of J. P. BeU. of The Register [staff, die! at her East Iola home last night after a lon^ illness. She was in her seventy- thlnl year. Tne Rev. Tom Tackett fias been invited to conduct the funeral service Which is to be held tonjorrow at 10 a. m. in the Waugh fuheraLhome. After the simple brief service, the body will be takeri to the Yites Center cemetery for )Urial. ! Mrs.\ Bell had 4een an invalid for about two years, i and her last serious illness began about two months agojso that her passing wai not unexpected. Her desath, howejver, does leave a void which her large clrele ends find-It hard tojreconcile iselves to. • ^ • i ^ ; ' \\ Bell was bqm May 20,! IjBBO, in .ngame, Kas., and c ^e to-Allen ty about 28 years agaj^lie was r^ed-to Mr. BeU-March 8, 1908. - Bell leaves her husband. ot They talked fairly well. | "I was fed prlnclpnjlly on sand- wlrtics and soup. I hope I nevsr^at either again. The retJapn-^rMlleve it tvns a basement room where I was kept was that the only light seemed to be artificial,' There was a bed in the room and I slept remarkably well considdring the clr- ciunstanccs. TTie ~ dajfs were the worst part—they seemed interminable. "Twice I wa.s made! to write letters to my father. Bith times the bandae;es were taken ^rom my eyes and the ropes from my wrists for only a few minutes arid iny captors stayed behind me so |[ couldn't get a pood look at them. "Frequent regarding what would happen to I me If I didn't 'behave' were made, j "Day after day, it wks the same- just sitting there, my eyes swelling 8p .d my wrists bumlMr. "How the time finalfy passed I do not itnow. I spent hours listening for the sllRhtest sound which might indicate where I was being held but without results. " . "I spent more hoilrs wondering how the ransom negptiations were profceeding. "My captors told me little. I Judge iit was about midnight Tuesday that the men put me In the car agjain and began to drive. "We! drove aU that 'night and all day Wednesday up to j about 7 p. m. "On; the return trip we stopped for gasoline three times, the same as we j had on the original trip and I was jforce ^to lie in |the bottom of the car eacir time. "Sortie place along! the way wje stopped and I got the impression that another man Jollied usj That's what makes mc think there wiire three in the gang. ! "Finally the men said they were going to let me out. "they said that after I had been let I out I should Count Ito 150. "Then go around the comer and you wlllj find a drug store,' they ^aid. 'Be sure to telephone your follcs as they are worr ried about you.' ' - » "They untied my wrists, put me but and drove away. I counted—I dont know how far, took the bandage off my eyes and went to the drug store. I telephor ed my father . a _ .... iter by a former mari^t^e Mra.^and-he sent get me. Harder, "arid two ^granaSil- ' ' " " - Pauline and-A. W. Harder, all acb, Texas. "Sixteen days—it- seems more like sixteen years. 'Thank God, it's over now." THE NEW DEAL A REALITY IN IOLA JMiay i and Satiird4^ T HE merchants of Iola are presenting a clemon- stration of vajues this week-end^which U ^inite- ly offers a "new (iear' to i the-thrifty housewives in this community.| , | ' ^'President's^Dajr'? is the title chosen fo^ this event since, it is coincidental with the launching of la new national admini|t|-ation. T j Noi specjal ^jHef (iHandising effort could be | more timely '«8 ,itinarki3 the real opening of the new spring season kh^ up-to-date, needed coriimbdities can be pijrchas^l in Iola this week-end 'at truly worth-while siav: Inaugurateisr Carefull; rigs. '!...- ew Deal for Yourself-jl Every Ad in This Issu€{ df TheRe^ter! Then SHOP IN IOLA Friday and Saturday!! Read ONTRAININ WAY NORTH HEART ATTACK! THE CAUSE OF DEiTH, DOGTORSSAJY MARRIED ON SATJIRDAY Cuban Bride with jCabin- et Appointee When End Comes; Rocky,Mount, N. C. Mar.'2. (AP). Senator Ihomas J. Walsh; of Montana, died suddenly of a heaxt attack aboard an Atlantic doast line train near'Wilson todij, while en- route to Washington with his bride whom he married Saturday in Ha^ vana. i \ The senator, who was named to be attorney general in the cabinet of President-elect Roosevelt only\a few days ago, was striclcen and\ died within a few minutes as he \a.f face downward in a berth in his drawing room.. - ' He was 73 years old. Senator WaMi died at 7:10 a. m., as Conductor Herbert Weatherspee, operating on the train between Laurens, 8. C„ and Rooky Mount, felt his pulse. I Only the conductor, Mrs. Walsh and her Cuban maid, and a porter were present. • I Mrs. Walsh was described as hyis- terical by. Conductor Weatherspee, wJiOHala he reached the senator's side at 7:02. ; "The senator died while I held hLs hand," Weatherspee said. , Mrs. Walsh was hysterical. A Dr. Costello was located on the train but he arr rived after the senator died." Dr. R. T. Costello is from Cambridge, Mass. • Awake Before Death Mrs. Walsh, who speaks little English, told Weatherapee her! husband awakened about 6:30 a. m., and that he was ^'doubled up" in pain. She said she found Senator Walsh holding his stomach with his hands. ! The senator rose from hi; berth in his drawing room and'crossed over to his wife's berth and there collapsed face down, Mrs. Walsh said, r A negro porter was called and he raced seven cars away,!-^tO; fInd Weatherspee \rtJO he JoM^the i senator appeared to be dying, j Weatfttflrsp* 8aia hfe-'reiched the senator's side in a few minutes, felt his pulse and that death came! while he held hls-hand. Dr. Costello had reached the drawing rooin by this time and; as the train rolled into, Wilson, Dr. M. A. Pittman was-callied to attend Mrs, Walsh, who was in a highly nervous state.' ' : Dr. Pittman said the senator was dead when he arrived and that, in his opinion, he had died of a sudden heart attack. He was placed in charge of Mrs. Walsh, who told the physician to have the senator's body^ removed from the train at Rocky Mount to be prepared for burial. Body to Washineton When the train reached here, the body was taken to the BuUuck Pun- eral home and embalmed, preparatory to sendlni? it on to Washington on the next train which leav^ here at 2:30 p. m. Mrs. Walsh was first tdkgn to the Ricks Hotel by • Dr.' Pittman, who said she was "in a highly nervoui state" and that she wasr.shoW^g "much'embtionalismyl'A,Bhort while later she-was removed to the home of Mr, and Mrs, P, P, SpruiU. Sprulll is-a prominent Rocky Mount attorney and local counsel for the Atlantic Coast Line" Railway^ At the fiprulU^ome. Mrs. Walsh "calmed .down considerably," Dr. Pltan said, although she was still "highly nervous." Dri Pittman quoted Walsh as saying Senator Walsh wps: ill when they left Daytona Beacl^ and that liis blood pressure there registered 200. - Weatherspee said Mrs. Walsh insisted her husband's trouble was not with his heart but that It was his stomach. Sore Ot Her Dlatmosis Mrs. Walsh speaks very'Uttle English," Weatherspee said, "and when I a^ed her 'll the trouble was with the senator's heart, she«shook her - (Continned on Page 8, Col. 7.) STAR VAU-EY GRANGE IVIEET Special Session CaOed for Tomorrow /Night at Prairie DeU. A called meeting of the Star Valley Grange will be held tomoiros" at 8 p. m. for the purpose of exem- plifsring the first and seOond degrees, G. P. Klink,^ master of the Grange, annotmced today.i The meeting will be held in Prairie Dcll schooUiouse and light refreshments wlU be served after the meeting. Rev; Traver to Speak. The Rev. Richard Traver,-pastor of the Free- Methodist^church, is to speak on-'iHynmoIogy" when the Biye -cottterence and Youth instl- 'tutc -convenes at Central college in Mcpherson on March 8, It was learned here today. Mi". Traver is head of the confer^™^ music committee for Kansas nnd stags from KGGF at,. Coffeyvlllel, every,,other Friday. The next broadcast will be March 17 from 10 to 10:30 a. m. Pomona Heetlnr Satnrday. The Allen county Pomona Orange will meigt Saturday at ^jj^ni. in the PorUand hotelrtt^as announced today.-'A^Ji^ber of bills now beforrj ttie state legislature wUL-be-dlscuss- ed. ; ; SENATOR DJES Desigriated by President-elect Roosfeveit as the next attorney general of the United States, Senator Walsh succumbed unexpectedly to a heart attack while en route to Washington from Florida. He Is pictured here as he arrived In Mianlii with his bride from Cuba where they were j married but last!Saturday. RELEASED AFTEHHDAYS ^THDRAWALS Proclamations Issued in 14 States to Protect Tije pepositories (EJy the Associated Pre^s.) | California, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Mississippi today, jpined the states in which there are limitations on TH 'ithdravi'als of deposits from banks, bringing to 14 the number of ktates i;i,.J»«hich limitations on •ivithdrawals now exist. The proclamation of Governor Sblph at San Francisco makes man- dblory thje ; closing of California b ^riks fori a three-day period ending Saturday.] The three-day holiday called by iGovernor Murray in Olda- homa fojij the same period also is mandatonr. i The pi-bclamation' of. Governor Allen of! Louisiana provides for the cessation luntil the end of the week of "all public business, including banto and other-public enterprises." In Missipfeppi the decree of the state banking: commissioner called only! for tne limitation of withdrawals. I ' ' . " In Alabama the^holiday w.hlch began todaj^ is effective imtll March 10, but i^ not mandatory. Banks In many parts of the state indicated business would go on as usual. Many fljenuessee banks disregarded the gjsyemor's call for a six-da^ holiday joeginning j-esterdaiy, and still others which were closed yes- tei-day ahnouncQd they would opeu today, pjjme restrictions such as tlie OO-day rule against savings deposit withdrawals above $100, were invoked !i^ .some cases, but even thofe were waived In cases wherri decositorSi were tlu-eatened with hardships,! • ' j Kertucliy banks, operating under a holiday proclamation, went on a re-| strictc!d_b3sis- today, the limit bbing [^-pcT'cent. The holiday is to enc! after Saturday. In Mica gan the holiday which b6- gan Febnary 14 still is in' force as the Fordsi, Senator Couzens and bankeis icontinue efforts to reopen Detrolt'bajnks. . • \ Maryland's day-to-day bank hoil-j day wascpntlnued pending passage of leslslatlon to remedy "the sltua-j tlon. ... -—" ! Indiana banks .continued to act in accordance 'With local condltlohsj sonis Ifmlitag withdrawals and oth-^ ers dolnf business as usual. The sillation m Ohio was easing! with maiiy bankers considering the possibility of raising the limit placed on. withdrawals. / Nine states, in which'-bank holi-^ days exlsti% 'proclamation of governors or Authorized state bank of-j flcials are: California, Oklahoma; Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi^ Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and Maryland. i In five other states restriction.'^ on withdrav;als are in effect In: so;^e of the banks. The states are; Ohio, Penhsj'lvania, Indiana, Ar-j fctniias and Illinois. In the lattci] state a..5 per cent withdrawal limit has been jmade operative by three Ea .st St. tkjuis banks as "a tempor-' ary measure." No holiday has been called in Minnesota] but Governor OlsonLsign-! ed a bill! yesterday toy. which the state commissioner of banks is empowered it(^ suspend the business of a state baiik for a maximum period.! of \h dajjs at his discretion.-- ' Likewise in Idaho a bill was pass-^ ed by th^ legislature before its jid- Journmeiitl last night empowering the govep ^or to call bank holidays if such Ejcjtion is required. j PRESIDENT OF BOARD «ALSTo5| Mrs. G. R. Bowins VicerPresIdent of Cemetery Control Gronp. "M ! W. E. Ralston was chosen president of the city cemetery board at its orgaqi^tlon meettag held last night. Mrjs. G. R; Bowlus was named vice-president and Jess Benson treasureri !^ "y. E. Shanahan Is sec- retjflqflby^Iftue of his office as city clerk. f Qther biembers ot the board are Mesdamesi George orover, W. O. Lenhart, Bartlcs, John Foust, and W. Z. (Charlies BoMtcher 2nd Is| Bapk Home, Unham by Kidnapers DOUBT OVER RANSOM Indications Point, Hdw- ev^r, to Payment of $60,000 to Gang : ; I _ , • Denver, Mar. 2. (AP)—-After nearly 17 days in the hands of kidnap- eri, Chalrles Boettcher, 2nd, heir to a Jlortui^;! was returned safe to hid homd last night. "There j were conflicting reports on whether! the family had paid the $GO,000 liaAsom demanded In a liotc which two men left with the young wlfebfjithe Sl-year-old wealthy broker when they kidnaped hini from tht driveway of his home at 11:50 p. in. February 12. Claude K. Boettcher, multhnil- lionaire ifather of the kidnap victim, announced "all oUlgations in the cas^ have been fulfUled" but wduld not say definitely the ransom |had, been pieUd. Albert T. Clark, Denver chief of police, shid he was "uncertain" about the ransom payment. The Dienver Post said it had learned that $60,000 in bills wa.<i tosndfl from a car at a culvert ten miles cast of IDenver into the hands of the extoftionists'by an emissary of the Boettcher family, Harry A.'Haley, brother-in-law of youn^ Boettcher's mother, "announced in Kansas City his wife, who was in I%nvdr had telephoned him tho ransom had beon met. Hnley jilso said Ills wife informed! him the Wife of the kidnaped scion! of the Pioneer Colorado family had! held up jwell under the strain. She is an expectant mother fo- the second tinne, the iirst child being „a daughteti Amui Lou, 5. ! Released in Stockyards. Thp kidnapers ejected Boettcher j from a motorcar in the stockj-ards district and ordered him to ^ walk around the block and you'll find u telephone." Bo^pttcher, who said he was blindfolded dtong the entire 404 hours of hl£ cajpUvlty, comiaUed^and tele-; phpncd-Kls home from a drug store.' Polic?, .who <iespite reports of a breach vjith the family were being kept informed of progress ta Man cas<>, went tato action and withij.! a fe\v minutes, had engaged in runnjhg pin battle witn a car be licveji-to contain the' kidnapers. The car escafled. | : ! Bocttcl^er was taken to the Iiomc of a friend where Chief Clark questioned him. Then he was taken home to jbed. ~ The elder Boettcher,' apparently excited, drew a revolver and threatened poli^ and reporters who wera congregated iij front of his home when, hej returned from! a "^unio" wltit his son. "Get back or ni shootf" he cried. Patj-olijiaa Ralph Falrley drew his pLstol wh^le the others dispersed. A frieisd disarmed the father and later apologized, I Orders Obeyed. Bocitcher told the chief the men': ordered l^m to count 150 before tak-i ing tlje bandage frbm his eyes. In! this: he complied, he said- He said he was blindfolded immediately after he was Icidnaped and that the abductors j drove :a night land a day before stepping. This verified notes sent his fither-by him while he was! a capiive.i | The Ijlihdfold consisted of .strlp?i| of .adhesive tape tightly fixed ta' his isklh. j They wereremoved onJy when : he' wrote the n(«es to hW father. *l:iien. he saldj^ the metil a men who held him pria-| stood behind him and he sawnelUi-j er of the oner.; "It was ilate In the evening when we arrived at the house, or whlcl'. I can giv^ no deBcriptloii," he said. "The airland floor se«ned damp so I telicve It was In a bas«ncnt. "On tli^ trip! to the ihduse one of the men would stop !and guard me wiieniwe needed gasoline autl the other! would walk to a fllUngj station." i ! i"Tboy were agreeable enough and I suffered! ho JiaTm at theh: hands^ •When we arrived at the house theyi cooted'meials and I was free to eati at any timi? and almost whatever t ordered. | ! i'Tuesday night we began the trip which 'resulted in my release to-i night]" j i ;Case Jnst Beginning. With his son sale, the^elder Boett-j Cher early today talked gtiardedly of the'cas^. "This Is ] the beginning, not thsi end of thife Case," he declared, "t might say I that this is the end ol! one story and the ijeginntag of an-| other.;; What-the' outcome of thu second i^story will be remains to bd seen;" * • - j - He previously had vowed to devote the rc^^oti his life and his fortund to puE^shntent of the kidnapers if they harm^ his son. i "Sea^li for the kidnapers extended today^uto morthem Ctolorado and Wyomiftg aj short time after Sheriff George. Ca|ToU of Cheyenne, with two deputies, arrived here to parti !• cipbto«in the hunt. Clty'detefetlves, J. S.Tumer, O. A. Carter; ?and John O'Donnell emerged fro^ a conference with Chief Clark! and ^he Wyoming sheriff and after !«^Tnlng-themselves with machine j ^una left hurriedly. ClA^k admitted they were goine northward.] , "OUT; hottest leads have com* from ^lat Iterritory," he said. I Scores of armed officers were paf trolline every road and Clark said roads feading Into the city^^tn thf- north had been jmder-watoh for th* la9t tt^^-aipits.! ! v..

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