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DAILY yOLUMEl XXXVI. No. 108. : Bucofii»i)r to The' loin bslly RcKtultr, Tlio^ Inln Dalt^ Record, and loU Dally Index. lOLA, KAS. FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 3, 1933. The Weekly Rerliter, EntnMinhed 18S7. The Inla Dally KeKiiter. Kklablinhed 189T. SIX PAGES 0. S. 54 CLOSED TOi TRAFFIC AS WORK IS BEGUN Vehicles Routed Over the State ' Constructed Special Detour GANGS AT WORK NOW Bridg:e Crew and Pipeline Workers Start Preliminary Moves HlghR-ay 54 from lola west to the Neosho river was closed to traffic today as contractors bepan the work which will bring the road up to Ktaridard grrade and provide bridges which will allow water Irom ; the Neasho to run through the highway on south to the river again, f Westbound .vehicles were turned ' north from the road nt a iwlnt op- ..jjosite the J. C. Butcher bam onLo ihe .s[x?cia!Iy constructed detour. The tcmporai-y road passes over a bridge which spans' Coon creek, then angles nonhwcst a few rods until it reaches the east boundary of .the lola ccmetcrj-. It follows that boundarj- north to the south edge of the Mi.ssouri Paclllc right- of-way where it turns west to parallel the railroad until It roaches the ciist edge of the city water works property. There the road turns south and meets the highway i at. a jxJint a few yards ca.st of tiie ( river bridge. One Bridffe Built. i In building the detour It was necessary to construct but one .bridge and two or three culverts. Gravel has already been spread on portioJis j of the detour which arc In low, ground, and more is being hauled from a pit south of the corner west Washington, Mar. 3. (AP)—Busy ^r^y'7i^^<^:^jr'^\Tf:T ^'^'^'^^^ TT''''''' the state highv.-ay department, i'^"'^ ^"^^ r ^nWln which supervised the construction {^- ^^'^ ^Mle time today SCHEDtlLE OF EVENTS IN CAPITAL TOMORROW. . Washington, Mar. 3. (AP) — Including revisions made because of the death of Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana, here is the program for the lrvaug\u:al ceremonies tomorrow: 9 a. m. — Aerial demonstration, probably Including airship Akron and 100 military planes, begins. . ' 11 a. m. — Preslaent - elect Roosevelt arrives at White House from Mayflower hotel to pick up President Hoover. 11:05 a. m.—The presidential party including Mrs. Roosevelt and Mrs. Hoover leaves White House for capitol. . 1? noon—Vice-President Garner sworn In at senate chamber. 12:50 p.' m.—President Roosevelt sworn in. DellversJnaugural address from stand on east plaza of the capitol. 1:05 p. m.—President Roosevelt completes his Inaugural address. 1:15 p. m.-rPre.sIdent and Mrs. Roosevelt leave capital heading parade. Former President and Mrs. Hoover entrain for New York. 1:35 p. m.—Luncheon. Enter- talnthcnt of 300 guests cancelled because of Walsh mourning. 2:30 p. m.—Inaugural parade reaches White House; President and Mrs, Roosevelt go to court of honor reviewing stand. 5 p. m.—Review ended. Tentative: President and Mrs. Roosevelt entertain at tea. INCOME TAX TO SENATE AFTER HOUSE VOTING Citizens of Kansas May Soon Be Paying Levy To the State EFFECTIVE IN 193 3 If Passed, Returns Must Be Filed in April for Preceding Year Topeka, Mar. 3. (AP) — The house passed the state Income tax bUl today, 82 to 22. The bill now goes to the senate where an effort will be made Chairman Coffman (R) of the assessment and taxation committee, said, to have the measure made a special order of business for next Monday afternoon. Cheering,^Hopef ul Crowd Throngs to Capital City Washington Turned Into a Boom City as Thousands Flock in For Inauguration of a New President, Hopeful For a New Scheme of Government' ROOSEVELTHAS MUCH TO DO YET Incoming: President in a Busy Day Before His Inauguration of, the detour, to make it an all- weather road to enable it to carry .•jatisfactorily the traffic it must boar during the several months in which the highway v.-ork will b2 going on. The first step in the project lo be taken is the construction of the two overflow bridges and men were at work on the west one today. That bridge, whicli is about half way •'• from Ipla to the river, is to be the longest one and w'ill /cost $13,333.59 under the low bid submitted by J. - H. Ludiow of Pittsburg. It •niil be about 260 feet long. A Short Span. The lolher bridge is only 20 feot long arid will span Coon creek closa to the (Butcher barn. Its cost is to be $2,670.15. An estimated 25 men were v^'ork- ing onj the long bridge site this morning and surveyors were busy • running lines on tlie part of the I road esist of the east end of the ds- '.^ tour; sAt the same time another ^ crew oi pijxline workers was busy monngi a gas main on the south side of jthe right-of-way. .The work is being done as a fed:^ - eral relief project and labor pref.- ^ crence lis given to lola men. No report was available as to when grading work will start. The contract price for that phase of the J project! was $17307.59, and was lei to rest for tomorrow's inaugiu-al ceremonies. Even beiore rising in the morning, he received Vice-President-elect Gai-ner and talked special sessions pla!ns. Upon arriving at the capitol aft^r the visit to the suite of his chief in the Mayflower hotel, Mr. Garner indicated an expectation that the session woiUd be called this month eiarlier than has been indicated. M-making ready to deal both with international and national • problems with a minimum of delay, Mr. Roosevelt had several members of his cabinet by his side one by one, Including (Dordell Hull, to be secre- taBy of state; James A. Parley, to be postmaster general; and - Claude S\^ansoh, to be secretary of the najvy. . \, His scheduled formal call upon President Hoover was deferred until after mid-aftemobn, having orig- inilly been set for midday. Mr. and Mrs, Roosevelt took time aside to convey their personal condolences to the widow of, the late Senator Walsh of Montana, at the Walsh residence. While the president-elect was en- gaeed in his hotel conferences. Mrs. Roosevelt busied herself with the, affairs of the family. As she moved from, door to door to see to-the com- NEW LAW TO BE BENEFICIAL Miss Adams Comments on Chansc In'District Meeting Dales. to Llsti and Clark of Kansas City, j fort of the members of the family, [she was constantly besieged by autograph seekers and those seeking her photographs. A crowd of curious onlookers gathered outside the roped off area leading to the president-elect's .suite, guarded by secret service men and uniformed police. Among the callers upon Mr. Roo.sevelt was Senator Bulkley of Ohio; Raymond Moley, to be first assistant secretary of state; and Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, of polar flight fam6. Harold Ickes, Chicago lawyer and Roosevelt's secretary of, Interior, , The tiction of the state legislature hi moving back the date of the annual school district meetings was described today by Miss Dollle V. Adams, county superintendent, ^as "highly.desirable." It will prove*of great convenience aiid value, she said. Under a new law. Miss Adams explained, the meeting will l>e held on the last Friday in May at 2 p. jcalled with Mrs. Ickes to pay his! m.. Instead of on tlie second Friday in April. "This will givoixaiH of the boards an opportunity to trlose up their tooks for the year by the time of ./the meeting," the suiJerintendent said. : "Heretofore, in; the case oi the eight-month schools, the school work was .still going on and efforts to close the accounts niel with some difficulty because of that factor. Now. however, things will be in such a shape as to make the ncwssary work much easier. , Hoover Signs Banki^picy Bill Washington, Mar. 3. (AP)—President Hoover today signed the bankruptcy bill, intended to provide re-' lief • for individuals, farmers and i railroads suffering from debt. respects to his chief. With the arrival late today of William H. Woodln of, New York the secretary of the treasury, all the new cabinet will be here—save lor the vacancy caused by Walsh's death.; His place as attorney general will be filled, in all probability, by the early appointment of Homer S. Cummings, of Connecticut. • MRS. LEMASTERS DIES Funeral of Lon«r-Time ResUent of lola to Be Held at Sleeper's Tomorrow Afternoon Mrs. Isaac H. Lemasters, a resident of Allen coimty since 1891, died ..v»-. . mtiw-ir. J orvAT^ol"' ^^""'^ on South Sycamore NVEATHEK and KOADSiearly this momlng after a long 111- I ncss. She was in her ninetieth year. FOR KANSAS—Generally fair^ i The Rev. R. D. Snuffer, pastor of somewhat warmer in northeast port ] the First Presbjterlan church, will tion; Satarday partly cloudy, slight-{ conduct the fimeral service tomor- ly warmer in sontheasi portion. j row at 2:30 p. m. at the Sleeper FOR lOLA—Fair tohlght: Sator-' day partly cloudy bnd slightly warmer. Temperature—Highest j-esterday GO. lowest last night 31; normal for today 39; excess j-esterday 7; excess since Januarj- 1st, 452 degrees; this date last year—highest 44; lowest 40; Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7 a. m. today, .00; total for this year to date, 1.82; deficiency since Januarj- 1st 1.38 inches. ^ Relative humidity at 7 a. m. to*day 74 per cent; barometer reduced to sea level, 30.38 inches. Sun rises 6:51 a. ni.; sets fl:l7 p. m. ' Kansas Weather and Dirt Roads Emporia, Manhattan, Ottawa, Coffcyvlllc, clear, r^oads good. Topeka, Clear, rqads good. Plttsburgr. clear, roads good. Arkanaas City, WlcJilta, cloudy, roads good. i service roorhs. Burial Is to be made iri the lola cemetery. Mrs. Lemasters, affectionately called "Aunt Fannie." was well known to scores of residents of lola and this vichilty. She was bom in Greenwood county, Indiana, Decjem- ber 1, 1844, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Brewer. She was married to Mr. Lemasters January 23, 1^01. and they came Immediately to Allen county, locating on a farm near Carlyle where they lived for nany years. Mr. Lemasters died In 1M3. I Mrs. Lemasters's closest living blood relative is a sister, Mrs. Hattle Morgan, who lives in Mineral, HI. She leaves, however, four children of Mr. Lemasters by his first marriage. They are Mrs. Effle Rems- bierg and Ellis W. Lemasters, lola; John D. iLJem «8ten, Franklin, Ind., c^d Vernon Lemasters, Mt. Vernon, Topeka, Mar. 3. (AP)—After two days of discussion in which only one change was made In the measure as it came out of the assessment and taxation committee, the state Income •tax bill was ready for a final vote in the house today. E\'erj* effort In the closing round of debate yesterday afternoon to alter the bill failed and after the house had advanced the measure into position for a roll call. Chairman' Morse (R) of the committee reiterated his"'earlier prediction it would command at least 80 votes. Only 3 votes will be necessary to send it to the senate. As made ready for a final vote, the bill contained these leat-ures: Schedule for individuals—First $1,000 net income or part thereof, 2 per cent; second $1,000, 2'^ per cent; third $l,OOo! 3 per cent; fourth $1,000, 3Va per cent; fifth $1,000, 4 per cent; sixth $1,000. 5 per cent, and all in excess of $6,000, 6 per cent. Exemptions Listed. Exemptions — Single Individual. $750; head of family or married ^n- di\-idiial U\-ing with husband or wife, $1,500, and each dependent other than husband or wife and under 21 years of age or each depend-^ ent incapable of self-support because of- being mentally or physically defective, $200. Corporations—Flat rate of 3 per cent on net income derived from property located and business transacted ,in state. Exempt corporations—Includes labor, agricultural and horticultural corporations whose earnings do nol inure to private shareholders of members;.fraternal benefit societies; building and loan associations; various non-profit civic organizations; clubs; express companies; insurance companies; banks, and trust companies to the extent of the banking business transacted. Deductions — Includes Wdinary and necessary expenses paid during taxable year in carrying on tradt or business, interest paid on Indebtedness, taxes including Income taxes paid to another state, losses not compensated for by insurance or otherwise, worthless debts charged off during year; depreciation allowances, and contributions or gifts by an individual. Individnala Mast File. Who shall file returns—Individuals having net income for taxable year of $750 or more If single or if married and not living with husband and wife, those receiving $1,500 or more If married and living with husban4 or wife, and every In- dhidual having gross mcome tor year of $4,000 or more, regardless of amount of net Income, and husband and wife living together and having aggregate net Income of $1,500 or more or aggregate gross income of $4,000 or more. Corporations—All subject to taxation under act to make, returns. Time of filing returns—April 15. Time of payment—April 15. Administration—By state tax commission. Distribution of tax—To state treasury, with provisions that before annual ad valorem property tax levies are made for general state fund and soldier's boiius fund, tax commission shall deduct income tax revenue collections, actual and RU- tlcipated for year, from amount apr proprtated to two funds, the levies to provide only the difference, "if any." Act to apply on incomes received on and after January 1, 1933. (By Byron Price.) Washington, Mar. 3. (AP)—Witlv a cheer on its lips and a prayer of transcendant hope in its heart, the nation turned its capital city into one vast parade ground today as It prepared to welcome a new president amid Inaugural tumult unmatched In many years. In tens of thousands, and from every state, the fellow-citizens of Franklin D. Roosevelt were pouring hito Washington to see him take up at noon tomorrow the duties of that high office in which Herbert Hoover was spending his last full working day. But the death of Thomas J. I flecked sky—which the weather bureau said^would c^ear by morning— they made holiday along downtown streets decked with a blazing display of flags and bunting. Hundreds. gathered to catch a glimpse of the president-elect— newly arrived overnight from New York—on his way from his tempt^- ary quarters at the Mayflower horeq to the White house « half-dozen blocks away, to pay the customary call of courtesy on Mr. Hoover. . Others gathered in knots about the White House itself, where the outgoing chief executive went patiently aliead with the last of those ^Biit tne oeatn oi inom^j. ;gigantic tasks to which he had giv- WaLsh touched the hearts of high '„ „ ^„„„ ,,,„^^v,„ and low alike, injecting a somber note into the atmosphere of gaiety. Although the main functions of the Inaugnratlon were unchanged, the Roosevelts decided not to pjuil- clpate in any of the purely social activities. * Many of the incoming delegations brought their bands and cheering section.? with them. Uiider a cloud- Inauguration Sidelights. Washington, Mar. 3. (AP)—Fak weather Saturday! That brought smiles from inaugural visitors todiay even though the weither man put a "probably" in front of "fair" and added "not much change In temperature.' Today's program: Military and naval display in Potomac park, at the navy yard and Fort Myer, Ih- dlan sports, dinner of electoral college, with James A. Farley, presld-, ing; concert, featuring Rosa Pon-' selle, Lawrence Tlbbett. Efrem Zlm- balist and National Symphony orchestra; reception to governors at Pan-American Union building. Two of the busiest men in congress' today were Vice 'President Curtis and Speaker Gamer, each doing for the last times the jobs they like but must abandon. Tomorrow Curtis enters private life and Gamer, his victoridus opponent, steps Into his place. DEATH OF MRS. J. L. MYERS Foneral to Be Held at Farm Home Tomorrow Afternoon. Mrs. James L. Myers, mother of Mrs. Peter Anderson, who lives six miles north of LaHarpe, died at her daughter's home today. She was 75 years old and had been ill for about a month. The fimeral will be held in the, Anderson home tomorrow at 1 p. m.. following which biirial will be made in the LaHarpe cemetery. The nanJei of the minister was not anno\mced. A native of Iowa, Mrs. Myers came with her husband to Allen county seven years ago and lived ini the cc^inmunlty east of Gas City,] where she became widely acquainted and weU Uked. Mrs. Myers leaves her husband and four sons: Ray. Pawnee City. Neb.; Harry, of California: Earl, of Nebraska; and Dr. Ralph Myers who lives in Owatonna, Minn. Cermok to Recover. Miami, Mar. 3. (AP)—The possl- blllty of Mayor Anton Cermak'a recovery from a bullet wound and resultant compUcations "can now be reasonably considered," his phsslc- iaas said today. Francis A. Bishop. 91, of Retail. Wash., the nation's oldest recognized military hero, arrived yesterday, his blue eyes shining in antfcpatlon of the biggest thrUI of his life. With Mrs. Bisl\op. a few years younger than her husband, the Civil war veteran wil Ibe one of the distinguished guests at the inaugural and will take tea at the White House. Big Jim Parley, with his family, will move into that Mayflower hotel suite that Vice President Curtis, his sister, DoUy Gann, and her husband. Edward Everett Gann, just moved out of. All through the last administration, the Curtis suite was "society center" of officialdom. NO MORE STABILIZATION Henry Morgentbaa Jr. ^ays rirst Move Will Be to Get Government Cat of Business Washington, Mar. 3. (AP).—Henry Morgenthau, Jr., new chairman ol the federal larm board, announced today that his first objective when he assumes office Monday will be to "take the government out of the stabilization business." He plans to overhaul government agricultural credit activities, getting an organization of four divisions iwith responsibility ol each centered In one indlviduai. The present farm board set up will be scrapped. Its functions in making loans to farm cooperatives is to be centered in one division under a man to be appointed by the President, who will replace the membership of the present board. The reorganization, soon to be effected, necessitates resignation of six hoard members, C. B; Denman, of Missouri; Carl Wlllams, of Oklahoma; William P. Schilling, of Minnesota; Charles S. Wilson, of New York; Sam H. Thompson, of Illinois, and Prank Evans, of Utah. James C. Stone, of Kentucky, already has resigned as chairman of the board, effective tomorrow. Administration of the farm loan board and the intermediate credit banks, now under-the direction of boards, will be centered Ih one division under the direction of one individual who will be responsible to Morgenthau. . Another division wiU be formed by consolidation of the crop production loan agency, now a bureau of the department of agriculture, and the agricultural credit corporation set up by the Reconstruction Finance corporation. Functions of the fourth division remain undetermined but it will be established in expectancy of farm mortgage credit relief legislation by congress. A FORMER lOLAN SUCCUMBS Pastor of Christiaji Choreh from 1908-13 Dies in Kentucky. Word was received here today of the death of the Rev. Richard H. EUett In North Middletown, Ky.. the first of this week. The funeral was held in the North Middletown Christian church and hurtal was made in the family lot in texingtoti. Mr. ElleU will be remtai^red here by older residents as the pastor of the Christian churdi from 1O08 to 1912. Ite was 75 yean old'at the time of his d«atb. en so many weary hours since he himself was the central figure of a great day four years ago. Still others tried to crowd hito house and senate galleries, u> watch the dying efforts of the last of the >'lame duck" congresses, still in a tangle of uncompleted legislation as the Rrtjournment hour of tomorrow noon approached. Many of the states sent their, chief citizens. Goverriors were, for once, almost as plentiful ns senators in the streets. Political leaders of the first caliber held interstate conferences In hotel rooms. And in the crowds, too, were farmers an(i merchants, bankers and laborers, and the inevitable red Indians in buckskins and feathers. Not since Woodrow Wilson marched: to the White House just 20 years agb, at the head of a victorious Democracy, had Washington seen such an inaugural outpouring. Every hotel was overfloi^-lng; In the trim white reviewing stands lining Permsylvanla Avenue, scarcely a seat remained unsold, although ithe price ranged up to $7 for the choice tickets; and scores of shopkeepers along the parade route were filling up their tills from sale of windorw-space. As saw and hammer completcil the work of preparation, and new banners were broken out above the promenading crowds, the old capital had something of the air of a boom town of other days. City officials estimated that 200,000 visitors would tie here by tomorrow, and that upwards of 75,000 would be in reviewing stands watching another 10,000 march, while many thousands more jostled for standing room on the sidewalks. And even more than in Wilson's day, the atmosphere was charged with a solemn sense of iiapendins change. None doubted Mr. Roosevelt was planning surprises. None doubted that many of those forms and ceremonies wlilch have grown into Institutions of government were about to pass on. The more thoughtful in the inaugural throngs spoke of a new mode of life at the White House, an epochal scaling down of the widespread- ing structiu-e of federal bureaus, perhaps the application of drastic medicines to the nation's ills. To many, tomorrow's Inaiigural appeared the beginning of an era. in general pattern, the Inaugural program will follow the precedents cstablLshcd long ago. It will begin shoitly before noon, when President aAd President-elect ride together to the capitol, aud will end in late afternoon, after the last straggling remnant of the long parade has passed the white-pillared presidential stand, built for the occasion in front of the White House. Soon after noon, in the senate chamber, a select company of dignitaries will see Speaker John N. Garner take the oath of vlce^presiden- tlal office, administered by his predecessor. Charles Curtis. Then, perhaps a few minutes before one o'clock, several acres of humanity, seated and standing on the capitol plaza, will hear Mr. Roosevelt repeat the pledge of presidential faith and deliver one of the shortest inaugural addresses In history. From that ceremony, Mr. Hoover will go directly to union station and New York, to spend several days before sailing as a private citizen for a vacatloii cruise to California, and Mr. Roosevelt will ride back along the avenue to the splendors and the trials of the presidency. Fireworks and a resplendant inaugural ball—the first in years—will close the day, but Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt will not be present. Mrs. ROjosevelt said that out or respect to Mr. Walsh none of the family would take part in any social functions except a tea and dinner at the White Housed BILLS OFFERED TO COPE WITH BANKING CRISIS House Committee Ordered To Stand by for Important Work EXTRA SESSION SOON Leaders Expect Congress To Be Summoned f6r March 13 Washington. Mar. 3. (AP)—New proposals for dealing with the banking situation w;ere put forth in congress today, while a measure to give the comptroller of the ciu-- jency power to Umlt withdrawals from banks in the "district of Columbia was pressed forward In both houses. After the measure had passed the senate, a special meeting of the house banking connnlttee was called to consider it. The nature of the legislation to be considered wa:i not given at the time the call was made and some memoers gained the impression; that the legislation to be considered was a .national measure of a different character The bill to be considered was named later. Approval of the measure by the house was expected later today. Measures In the senate to deal with the problem would allow postal saving checking accounts, and empower the incoming president and the comptroller of the currency to take such steps as they considerea necessary to secure bank deposits. Chairman Steagall called the bankhig committee to be ready to assemble, shortly after both resident Hoover and President-elect Roosevelt had disclosed that they had no intention of issuing statements dealing with the situation. Something Imporiknt Up. : The Alabama Democrat told the members "there is something Important in the wind." He declined to tell them to what legislation he referred. Steagall conferred with members of the senate banking committee and party leaders of both branc'n- es. Members of the house cqmmlttee said they understood the "special session of the new congress would be caljed tomorrow t)y—J*esident- elect Roosevelt to convene on March 13. if not before, because of thz banking situation. The ftrsl senate measure was prt)- oosed by Dili (D. Wash.) under lU checking accounts would be limited to $5,000 per person or corporatlor. and no interest would be paid. A tax of 2 cents would be levied on each check to help-cover administrative costs. Regulations would be under the postmaster general, with the assistance of the federal reserve board and, In .general effect, the bill would set up a govenmient bank with those restrictions. Postal Deposits Grow. Dill estimated there was a billion dollars on deposit in postal savings accounts, reciting an increase from 347 million In 1931 to 784 million in 1932 and 942 million on Janiwry 1. 1933. "So wc have a skeleton organization on which to build a natloiia: checking accouflt system that could carry us through this emergency." Dill said.' "Of course, bankers wil". oppose any such plajj, but It Is time •for the government to assure the people they can get some currency relief." Gore, (D. Okla.) made the proposal to secure bank deposits ih a bill that would authorize the Reconstruction Finance corporation or any other government agencies to help carry out any plan decided upon, by executive order oi the president. I It would apply to active .'members of the federal reserve system, and would permit state banks and bank- hig associations eligible to nifeet federal reserve membership requirements to become associate banks in the sj-stcm for two j-ears. : HOMER CUMMINGS NAMED AS ATTORNEY GENERAL • Washington. Mar. 3. (AP)— :! : President-elect Roosevelt today : ; announced the appointment of : : Homer S. Cummings of Con- : : n^ctlcut as attorney general in : : the place of the late Senator : : W^]^ of Montana. , ; /The appointment Is temporary : ; —"for a few weeks"—after which ? : Cummings will proceed to the : ; PhiUppines. to become governor : ; general of thes^ Island posses--: : slons, Tlie following announce- : mcnt was made |on behalf of Mr. : : Roosevelt by his secretary. Ste- ; ; phen T. Early: ; i; "Mr. Roosevelt had expected^: to annoimce today the selection : of Mr. Homer Cummings of Con-': : nectlcut to be governor general \: ] of the PhllippInesJ - I : ; "Because of the tjntlmely,: death of Senator Walsh he has^ : asked Mr. Ctmunlngs to'assume": the post of attorney general for : a few weeks before going to thb : Philippines," : This announcement was made : after a conference of almost tw.6 : hours between the president- : electand Mr. Cummlnes and bei- : fore the latter had lift the : Roosevelt suite in the "Mi.yflower : hotel. : SEVEN MORE TO UST OF STATES WITHHI^LIDAYS Total of 29 States Now Have Acted to Protect Deposits ALL IN DAY'S WORK Citizens in Most States Accept Limitations Light-Heartedly FUNERAL OF ALF MARKLEY Aged Man Found Dead in Home in Which He Lived Alone. Funeral services for Alfred Markley, whose death occiirred yesterday, will be held in the Sleeper service rooms Sunday,at 2 p. m. by the Rev. J. H. Sowerb^, pastor of the Baptist church. Burial is to be made in the lola cemetery. ' Mr. Markley, who had been living alone at his home, 24 Campbell, was found dead in his bed yesterday afternoon by his niece, Mrs. Av D. Young, who lives across the street. He had been dead but s short time, she said. He was 83 years old. Besides his niece, he has a nephew, J. H. Markley, who lives In lola, and four other nephews. They are Ernest and Roy Markley, Colony; Ed. Moffitt, Mound City, and' Alfred Moffltt, Arkansas City. < Mr. Markley was bom in Ohio and had lived ixi this community since 1923, 'FEDERATION MEETS Women to Hear Traveler at Junior High Auditorium JEHOLCERTAIN TO FALL SOON Revolting (Chinese Flee Before Approaching- Japanese Army Chlnchow. Manchuria, Mar. 3.— (AP),—A picture of utter collapse' of what is lef,t of China's hold on Jehol province, with, its troops revolting and leaders fleeing, was. brought today to this Japanese headquarters in militarj' and press' dispatches. , Major General. Tadashl Kawahara continuing the Japanese advance on Jehol City after capturing Ping- chuan. only 60 miles eastward this morning, asserted the captlal's fall was only a matter of hours. Despite a blizzard, his troops relentlessly continued their drive while Japanese reports said Chinese troops in Jehol City have mutiiUed: and that the city was in chaos. General Tang Yu-Lln, governor^ of Jehol, is missing and Chang Tsb- 1 president Hoover was planning to Hslang and Won Fu-Un. sent to'-ksue a statement following a con- Jehol by Marshal Chang Hsiao-! ference with Roosevelt were con- Liang, north China war lord, to: tradicted on authority from the command the defense suddenly de-f chief executive, parted for Peiping in defiance of | The banks In Austin. Texas, voted orders, these reports said. j to open their institutions for re- Despite the snow, two Japanese s .stricted business despite the state's airplanes were reported to havef 5-day holiday. Tliey will allow dally stouted the capital and confirmed'--'"'-^ - reports that troops were pouring through the city, many heading for the passes in the Great Wall to" China proper. The rapid swing of the Japanese over Ince in little more than a week,;posits by Mondaj'. Tlie holiday In hurried along by several Chinese,Oklahoma is mandatory, leaders transferring their allegiance" to the victorious side, has left only a small southwestern slice of Jehol for the, defense of Peiping. That former iinperial capital, now the seat of the north China gov- , ^^^^u^un iiiv eminent. Is believed by foreign ob- claimed a five-day financial mora- servers to be the next objective of torium. orderlnir all hnnira tn ni ~,o They believe Japan (By the Asjociatcd Press.) Swift action to protect bank deposits was taken In seven more states today. Wisconsin declared a two-weeks' banking holiday, Georgia and New Mexifco four-day holidays. The North Carolina general assembly accorded dlcta|,orial powers to the commissioner of banks. Virginia authorized two banks to restrict withdrawals. Three banks of Kansas City, MO., restricted their business on tlielr own initiative. The lower house of the Arkansas :leglslature passed, without dissenting vote, a bill suspending all' private land public debts for 90 days. . States in which some kind of banking action has been taken numbered 29 this afternoon in addition to the District; of Columbia. Holiday's of various' duration obtained in 18 states. Seven states and jthe District of Columbia had restrictions on withdrawals, three states took precautionary steps and one state had isolated withdrawal restrictions. R. F. C. to Act United States Senator James Couzens announced at Detroit that he had been advised that the Re- constJructloh Finance committee has "undertaken a. national program" to deal with the situation. Senator .Gore (D. Okla.) Introduced a bill that would give sweeping powers to President Roosevelt when he takes office tomorrow and the comptroller of the currency to take whatever steps they deemed necessary to protect bank deposits. Chairman Steagall called the house banking committee to meet and consider an amendment to the ,Couzer.s resolution which , would give the comptroller of currency ^wer to suspend bank payments in ^he District of Columbia. I Early reports to the effect that withdrawal of $15 from-any one account. • W. J. Barnett, bank commissioner of Oklahoma, predicted that the depositor,s in more than 450 of the 5 rapid swing of the Japanese]state's banks would-be able to ob- > the greater part of the prov- • iain a small percentage of their de- in little more than a week,;posits by Mondav. Tlii? haUdav in the Japanese. must inevitably take Peiping, less than 60 miles south of the Jehol border, because it controls the main highway from the south into the province which is now practically In Japanese hands. Pln^huan, 50 miles due cast of Jehol City, and the last important town aside from the capital which the Chinese held, was captured by the Japanese this forenoon. Another Japanese force which was approaching Jehol City from the north, was last reported still at Chlhfeng, 92 miles northward. MARKETS SHOOT UP Movement in Stocks Spreads to the Commodities and Honds The City" Federation of women's clubs will hold Its regular meeting Monday afternoon, March 6, in the Junior high school auditorium instead of its regular meeting place, since this program is arranged by the program and education committees in cooperation with the schools. The members of the federation are requested to be in their places promptly at 2:15 in order that a short business meeting may be held before the program, which begins at 2:30 p. m. A half' hour's entertainment will be furnished by the music department of the schools, under E. V. Wofsham's direction, and the Girl Reserves, under Miss Ethel Howell's supervision. At 3 o'clock Professor J. B. Pelsma, of Pittsburg state teachers : college, will lecture on "Contri^ and Cities 61 the Nations" Illustrated with slides and with trophies of his recent trip arotmd the world. This should prove of unusual interest to both the students and the federation members. Some of the' classes will be dismissed in order that they may hear this program. , Another most interesting feature of the afternoon will be an art exhibit from the grade schools, the art clksa of Junior high and the manual arts department, which will be on HgpiKT ih the corridor of the building on the same; floor as the auditorium. New; York, Mar. 3. fAP)—Finan­ cial markets quickly surged upward in surprising fashion today. Starting in stocks, the movement spread to bonds and principal commodity markets.' In a sudden buying flurrj' which sent 'shorts into hurried retreat, stock rose SI to nearly $5 a share. After the movement had slackened in stockis. It continued in commodities. Wheat rose some 3 cents a bushel. Cotton Jumped about $1 a bale. • Sugar, sliver and some of the smaller commodity markets joined the movement. Spot Silver was quoted ?4 of a cent higher. The movement took Wall Street by surprise and many quarters were at loss to account for It. although It was suggested that shorts were anxious fp coyer their commitments, 1.". the belief that the week-end woulci briT )g constructive action from thp new administration designed to rc, store confidence and break the banking Impasse which has spread over "several states. TRAVEL TALK AT TOPICS Pittsburg Professor to Describe Jour, ney Around the World. The Epefvker at Current Topics next Monday evening, at the KcUey hotel will be Dr. J. R. Pelsma, of the Pittsburg gftate Teachers colleg-,'. Dr. Pelsma recently made a trii,, aroimd the world and his talk wll 'i tell the story of the Imiwrtant scenes and Incidents of that long: journey. He will show a numbee of pictures and the talk will doubtless be of the liveliest Interest. IP YOXJ MISS THE REQISTEai CALL U7,OR 630. Government Checking Accounts Senator DIU (D. 'Wash.) introduc- a bill that would authorize the government's postal savings system to open checking accounts. In Texas, Governor Ferguson pro- aimed a five-day financial moratorium, ordering all banks to close until March 8 In the Interests of the people. She said disturbed conditions in other states were responsible. Governor Martin of Washington state, declared a three-day holiday. Fifteen days is the duration of the holiday proclaimed to start In Idaho today. Oregon and Arizona proclaimed holidays of three days, while the one proclaimed by Governor Balzar to give Nevada banks a "breathhig spell" was set at four days. There was no definite information early today as to how many banks in these states would observe the holiday. There was a growing belief that the situation in Michigan, which saw the start of the restrictive movement February 14 with an optional Uoli(Jay, would reach a solution in the opening of closed banks next week. Senator James Couzens said "constructive legislation seems to have been agreed upon" and an emergency measure was drafted at the state capital. Some Remain Open In California a three-day holiday proclamation had tied up the major part of deposits, but a few banks stayed, open. Oklahoma framed legislation to put finances, on an even keel while the public, took a three-day holiday good-naturedly. Half a dozen banks ignored the holiday p-Qclaniatlon. About 500 of Ohio's banks were limiting Withdrawals, while In Kentucky a volimtary bank holiday was extended to March 11. In New Jersey only a few banks availed themselves of newly-granted permission to pay depositors in installments and in Tennessee the banks which closed imder a six-day holiday proclamation were few. Most of Alabama's hanks were closed, but were scheduled to open. Friday under a 5 per cent restriction. In MlEsiscippl, where restrictions of deposits were ordered by the governor, citizens accepted light heartedly the plan of withdrawals of $25 plus 5 per cent of total de- pOSit."!. In Marj'land, where banks have been closed a week, the governor extended the holiday pendng legislation. Three Negroes Executed. Columbia, 8. C, Mar. 3. (AP)— Throe negroes were electrocuted at the state penitentiary today. They were Will Sanders, who said he was only 14, convicted of the murder of ft ^'hlle woman, and James Jones and James Arthur Dicks, cousins, who killed ft white farmer. 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