Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on March 7, 1933 · Page 1
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VOLUME XXXVI. No. 111. Baceeuor to The lola Daily ReEiitCT, The - loU Daily Record, asd loU Dallr lodak. lOLA, KAS., TUESDAY EVEl'lING, MARCH 7, 1933. The -Weekly Bt«^««r. Establialied 1867. The lol* Daily Regiater, Established 1897. FOUR PAGES BRAUMSETTO HEP FARMERS OBTAffI LOANS ^Millions Available from R. F. C. to Finance " 1933 Crops ACREAGE LIMIT [ ON Applicaticnns Should Be i Made in Court House, County Agent Says • Dan M. Brarim, county farm aRcnt, annoiuiGed tbday that his office Is prepared nOw to accept applications from Allen county farmers for crop production loans as •authorized by the last congTesis. c: In making available for crop'pro- ; ductlon loans this year 90 ^ million -^dollars of Reconstruction Finance corporation funds, congress specl- ; fled that the secretary of agriciil- ; ture might require.;as,a condition of .'.any loan, "that the borrower agree . to reduce his acreage or produc- V tlon program on such basis, not to exceed 30 per cent, as may be de, termlned by the, .secretary-." The '• secretary's regulations, however, stipulate that acreage reduction will not be required of faimers who, in 1933, plant no' more than 40 acres of wheat; 20 acres of corn; • acres of truck crops; or 8 acres of. potatoes. Farmers seeking crop production ' }oans this year are asked by Mr. • Braum to obtain application blanks , and copies ol their regulations from / his office in the courthouse rather than from Washington. He also said he •will be glad to assist farmers making out applications' without charge. Maximum of $300. Accompanying the required 30 per cent reduction in acreage planted to cash crops above ,ihe cstab- . lished minimum, the 1933 regulations limit |the amount available to any fanner to $300. i In 1932 crop production iloans were made to 507,T 632 farmer?, according to government figures. Mr. Braum said that only about twenty were made in Allen county. There were about fifty made the jirevious year, he said. He would not make an estimate of the number for this year. No loan in excess of $100 will be made to any applicant who is in arrears on as many as two previoui loans made by the secretary of agriculture. As last year. Interest is fixed it 5^; per cent, to be deducted when the advance Is made. All notte. Aire due October 31. 1933. Advances to borrowers may be made In installments, the regulations state. Inasmuch as expenditures for crop productlOHi are usually made over a roriisiderable period, Mr. Braum explained. One iiiillion of the 90 million fund is iavailable for livestock feed In drought or storm stricken areas. No Fee eharged. Chaijging a feeifoi: the preparation of a I borrower's application is e.xpressly forbidden this year. Congress further declared these loan funds "to be Impressed with a trust to accomplish the' purposes provided for by this resolution—and It shall be unlawful for any person to make any' material false representation foi' the purpose of obtaining any loan or to assist in obtaining such loan I or to dispose of or assist In. disposing of any crops, given as security for arry loan made under authority of this resolution, except for the account of the secretary of agriculture, and for the purpose of carrj-lng out the provisions of this resolution. Teeth for the law are pro\'lded in a clause which orders a fine not exceeding tl.OOO or imprisonment not exceeding ^IX; months, or both, for any person iound guilty of violating the provisions of the law. . J—, SENATE ON OYLESk BILL NOW FRENCH MONEY CONTBIBUTED TO LIGirrNEB FUND Mrs. Cecelia Lightner 'would have little difficulty solving her financial problems if everybody in Allen county wer& as generously and sympathetically Inclined as R. H. Crawford, who lives on a farm near Humboldt; Mr. Crawford, reading of Mrs. Lightner'^ plight,' recalled k lundful qf French currency that Jic brought home as souvenirs at the close of the war. He also recalled how amazingly far that money managed to go in the hands df a Frenchman. It amounted. to 40 francs altogether, a isizabie little sum of French money at the time of the war, and tie gathered it up and brought it to The Register as his contribution to the fund that is being raised for Mrs. Lightner's benefit. The money Is particularly in- teresttngi as a souvenir because .it is in a coinage that was abandoned almost immediately after th6 close of the war. With the drop of th^ franc, silver coinage for small money was abandoned in favor of ct^jper coinage. Mr. Crawford's coins, however,! are silver and are in the,peculiar situation of being worth ahnost as much as silver bullion CIS their stamped value- even with silver at 30 cents an ounce, i '• , PALACE HOLDUP MY BE SOLVED Funkhpusei* to Question Youths Held in. Leaven^ worth for Murder A possible solution of the recent holdup of the Palace shoe store was seen by Chief of Police A. V. Funk- |iiouser who said today that he will j go to Leavenworth tomorrow to view Billy Hamby and Jerry Carroll, held there for the murder of E. J. Morris, 22-year-old Washburn college.; student of Erie, who was slain yesterday morning at a filling station near Lawrence. , Hamby, according to the Associated Press, pleaded guilty to the crime and was sentenced to life imprisonment In a Leavenworth court today. He and Carroll are also said to have admitted crimes in lola, and other Kansas towns. They have not confessed to the shoe store holdup, in "whch the proprietor, J. G. Mittelbach, Mrs. Mlttelbach, and theh: son J. D., were robbed of; about $200 in cash and some jewelry. Chief FunkhoUser said, howeypr, that many, indications point to the jfact that the pair may be Implicated, and will :go to Leavenworth to view them personally. Idlan Proposes Sales Tax to Raise 3 to 5 Million. Topeka, Mar 7. (AP)~The senate began conslderatldn today of a bill in impose a gross sales tax during the next two years a.s an emergency revenue measure and which, Its author estimated, would ralBC Ix-twccn 3 and 5 million dollars an- runUy. • The measure was one Introduced by Senator Oyler (D) of loin and (iincnclcd by n speclnl cosnmittco to make it nppllcabip for only the next two yrnrs. ; WEATHER and ROADS FOR KANSA»-Oenerally fair; filightly warmer In west and north- rentral portions tonifrht; Wednesday mostly cloudy; warmer in cast portion. : FOR IQLA—Fair tonight; Wednesday cloudy and warmer. Temperature—Highest yesterday 41, lowest last night 32; normal for today 41; deficiency yesterday, 5; excess since i January 1st, 464 degrees; this date last year—highest 19; lowest 9. Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7 a. m. today, .97; total for this year to,date, 350; excess since January 1st .46 inches. Relative humidity at 7 a. m. today 97 per cent; barometer'reduced to sea level, 29.66 Inches. ' Sun rises 6:45 a. m.; sets 6:21 p. ' m- Kansas Weather aiid Dirt Roads. Emporia—Cloudy; roads muddy. Ottfiwa—Misting rain; roads are muddy, ; . ; , Coffeyville — Threatening rain; roads good. ; • - Manhattan—Cloudy; roads soft.. Pittsburg—Cloudy: roads soft. Arkansas City, Wichita — Cloudy- rain ^ast night, road^ muddy. ~ Topeka-^oudjr, p^ds muddy. Leavenwortli, Kas., Mar. 7. (AP)— Billy P. Hamby, 17. Joplln, Mb., also knowii as Billy Johnson, pleaded guilty today to first degree miu-der and was sentenced to life imprisonment for the slaying of E. J. Morris, 22-year-old I Washburn college student of Erie, ;Kas. Jerry Carroll, 17. charged witli Hamby, demanded trial. Accepting a iplea of not guilty from Carroll. Judge J. H. IVendorff set the youth's trial for March 23. Morris was slain early yesterday morning"at a filling, station near Lawrence by one of two men he had permitted to ride on the running boards of the car he was driving. R«»dstance Proves FataL His assailant! fired when Morris resisted their effort to take the car away froni himl and the owner, Mrs, W. L. Weber of Topeka, and her two sons, Scott and John. A few hours after the slaying Hamby and Carroll were captured foiu: miles from Toriganoxie, close to wher? theyj had abandoned the stolen car in,a ditch. They were identified bj" Mrs. Weber. Later Sheriff Roy Murray said the two youths.had confessed the slaying. Hamby first pleaded guilty when he was arraigned before Judge Lc Roy Hand in city court this morning. Carroll asked for a separate trial and'for counsel, Lee Bond was appointed to represent him. at arraignment In district court and at his trial, , Hamby Married Recently. Hamby tn a statement to officers said ht« age Is 17 but that he hod given his age as 23 In an; application for a marriage license in Lcav- enworth county probate court. The records show that Hamby was married to Opal Kittlewetl, who gave Her n;;c OB 34,; and her residence as Joplln. After the issuance of the license they were married by the Rpv. E.; W. Spencer, Leavenworth Mcthodiist minister. Hamby said his bride lis now In Kansas City. Officers said Hamby and Carroll told them a car they wrecked near Tonganoxle bc^orje shooting Miortls had been stolen in Kansas City January 31. They also admitted robbitig filling stations at Joplln, Coltirobus, and lola, officers said. Hamby said he had lived at Jop­ lln sis j-ears but declined to give the name or ajldress of his parents. Carroll refused to give his home address':or any facts aboirt his past or his relatives. Tliird Crash Victim Dies. Leavenworthj Kas., Mar. 7, (AP) Robert Crosby, 3-year-old son of Leslie Crosby, Beverly, Mo., died to- dSy, the third victim of an automobile accident Siaturday night east of the Fort Leavenworth bridge In which Ray Ferrand of Beverly was killed lnstantl3[. Mlortgase Morlt<»^iim in Oklahoma. Oklahoma cHty, MJar. 7. (AP)—A two-yeir mon^torium on <%lahoma mortgage f(>recl06uxes. became ; law today when Governor W. H. Murray affixed bis signature to the bilL IOLAB.P.W.TO NOTEKATiONAL WOMEN'SWEEK Professor Describes a Clubs Encouraged by a Proclamation by Governor Alf Landon Member of Pittsburg Teacher's College Faculty Tells of Impressions In Holy Land, India, China, and of the Island Of Bali, Unique Dutch Possession. _j ;— y "A trip around .the wqrid in 45] which Christ followed to Golgotha, minutes" was given merobers of the Plfty feet below the ground level, he Current Topics club last- night Ip said^ are the same stones on which the Kelley hotel ly Prof. J. B. Pel- the Nazarene Is supposed to have \ »«o nf «f at-A t-aa^hnnt* PtA. tread on TTIe nnillr mr\ r^r•wtmr^tr T -VT -nrxrt^^T the Kelley hotel byPTOI. J. R. i-ei- wie wa^rene is I TO CHURCH IN BODl gma of Pittsburg state teatji^rs' crt- tread on His walk '• lege, who described;the wprU Jour- i**. .T «m,.. I lege, wiiu aeecnuca .MIC "i—^ < . --^^..^ Anniifll Piihlip Rplflti'nns "ey fron* which he.has rdcentljr re- said, is a thoroughly modem city iinnuai rUOIlC nemilOnS ^^>^ ^ Pelsma is hV «rf the and reflects great credit on the Banquetto Be a Part Of Observance Members of the lola Business and Professional women's club are entering National Business Women's week, encouraged by a proclamation of endorsement by Governor Alf M Landon, and .Intent on furthering the work of the organization which has reached international propor ^^1, u e n x ,^r.\^^' there, however, he ^nt'sbme set aside In an effort to focus the „_o ?^l 'S'L"'doS,"^"'in°io^' Xt H^d^ri^^t some lenfeth the S /»in '^a ',n»nd'^y ^ to be buUt overl the road and by the regular March meeting whi<di is to be held next week and to which'a number of outside guests ve to be!invited. The organization! will attend the morning service atff the, l=»resbyterian church. The club is 'partlculariy pleased by the action of Governor Landon In endorsing the movement by proclamation since it is the first time that such recognition has been accorded. The proclamation follows: PROCLAMATION As cliief executive of the state of Kansas It gives me a good deal of satisfaction to endorse National Business Women's week which will be observed March 5th to March llth, 1933 inclusive. \ In view of the contributions made by women In the commercial, professional and social life of the nation in the past, and the wonderful opportunity afforded them by the present Industrial crisis, it Is wltn great confidence we look to them to assist in solving the seriou? problems that confront Kie breadwinners of today. i Kansas has contributed a great many public spirited women and it is with deep gratification that we acknowledge their contributions to our civic lives, bringing honor to them- ; selves, as well as to our sbaie. IN WTTNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the-State of Kansas, the 23rd day of February, A. D., 1933. ' ALT M. LANDON, i Governor. By the Governor: Frank J. Ryan, Secretary of Stale. The National Federation of Business and Professional women's clubs, which is sponsoring the sixth, annual observance is the largest national organization of business women In the world. According to the president of the local club. Miss Alice MUes. there are 1,325 local clubs in the United States, Alaska, ^nd the Hawaiian islands with^ membership of more than 60,000. It is the first organization of business and professional women to reach national proportions and its leaders were responsl- lj>le for the founding of the International Federation of Business and Professional women, which has branches In 18 countries in North and South America and Europe. "As heJ-tts a business women's organization it is non-partisan and non-sectarian." Miss Miles said. "The. federation was a proneer In raisinir educsitional standards for prospe<d:lve business womea Its slogan, 'At least a high school education for every business girl,' has become one of the cardinal principles of present day edticatlon. "Scholar loan funds, established to assist in carrying out that principle, number approximately 750 and are estimate to aggregate "The organization has sponsored two surveys Into the problems of business women which have resulted in the publication of some of the most Illuminating literature yet produced with relation to tho sub- Ject. One of them; carried out in coUftbordtlon with the University of Michigan, 'essenri^led data about the salaries of business and professional women; the relation of education to earnings; the proportion of women who support dependents, and similar topics, and disproved conclusively the theory that women are pin-money workers. A lumca. ui. reisnuir is IH^UU ui, UK iciicvis aretn. crecui on me public speaking departmejnt a$ the Zionists who are largely-responsible college, and took the trip during his for the progress which the Jews are year of sabatlcal leave, realizing, be making in Palestine said, an ambition he had held for *'•'"•" T «,„»ot„„ . 25 years Dr. Pelsma went first to London- on,the trip and who also was pres- where he studied for fom* monUis, ent at the Current Topics meet- and from London to ^ort Said Ing, went to Cairo, where he boarded a ship to con- " " tlnue the rest of the way around the world as a men^r 'of an organized cruise. Before taking the FRANTZBEAliS POSTAL MARK lolan Writes 1015 Words On Part of Space on a Penny Postcard When Dr. Ira B. Frantz, lola optometrist, read a story printed in The Register December 20 about a man who had written 701 legible words on a penny postcard, he ssTSed a challenge, and today he announced he had accepted it and bettered the record m so doing. He has written 1015 words in a space 2"; inches long by 1?4 Inches deep. The story from which Dr. Frantz received his inspiration: Washington, Dec. 20. (AP).— Hailing it as a striking example of economy, the postoffice, department today gave honors to a penny picture postcard It had received containing 701 perfectly legible words. [ Officials said it established a record of the number of words written on one side ol a card. It was sent to Mrs. H. H. Lee. (727 Panmure Road) Haverford, Pa., by "F.'D. L." from New Orleans. She forwarded It^to the postoffice to keep as an exhibit"to show what can be done." Replying, P. H. Tlltoh, tWrd assistant postmaster general said the department .would be "glad to retain it for reference." . Not to be outdone. Dr. Pcantj: sharpened his lead peridl and set to work. It took him "about four and one-half hours at three sittings" to write the 1015 words, using the (Constitution of the United States as a text. Each of the words is clearly legible, and may be read with the naked eye. but Dr. Frantz suggests the use of a magnifying glass with a two-or-three-lnch focus. "When viewed from a distance of a foot or more, however, the space containing the text looks like a solid gray area, no lines or characters being distinguishable. Tomorrow Dr. Frantz will mail the card and a letter td Washington "Just to let them know that 'F. D. L.' Isn't, the only man in the country who,can economize." The letter fol- lowsi pointing out some of the problems Dr. Frantz had to contend with if ho seeks to establish a new record: lola, Kas., Feb. 25. 1933. Mr P. H. Tilton. Washington, D. C. Dear Sir': Inclosed is a clipping from the December 20, 1933. issue of The lola Dally Register which states that you gave honors to a penny picture postcard containing 701 perfectly legible v/ords. Of course it does not recite the words no^ tell how they wcte written, so I have little to guide me for comparison. According to the clipping "offlciaU said It established a record of jthc number of words written on one side of a postcard and that they' would be gind to rotoin It for reference to show what can be done," I assume that the'whole of one Bide was covered, by a picture .and that the message was written in the space reserved for the message on the side designed to carry the address. Conseqilcnlly I hove secured a penny picture postcard," the picture side of which Is covered by a river bridge scene near my little home city, lola. Kansas, On the address side, in the space ^^m^ t — ti— r: Tile new Jerusalem, Dr. Pelsma From Jerusalem Dr. Pelsma and Mrs. Pelsma, who accompanied him "I had always heard that Cairo was the most wicked city In the world," the professor said, "and; after having been there I believe It. frank to admit that I did not discover first hand any very great amount of it, but one who has ever , , „ reserved for the message I have second survey will attempt to deter- written 1024 words. Including my mine whether advancing years are name, address and the date written, a definite handicap to business and Please note the size of the space profe^lonal won«n," Miss MUes for^th^ m^ssage^^^ ".^^'Sey Of vocational guldan^ SaSfth ^rai 'S ^-e^y facilities was under way In approxi- one and three-fourths Inches deep mately 500 communities when the covered by the 1024 words, depression started and was tempor- The text used is the Constitution arily discontinued that the members of the United States. Headings, pre- mlght bend theh- energies toward amble^ sub-headings, section ^and finding employment for business paragraph numbers are counted. -A and p ^rofeTlonT women out of |^«^P ^^^,S^^S,-,^ ... , X \. as they consume about as much "Activities in recent years have space. All punctuation maijcs are increasingly centered about develop- put In but not counted. There are Ing coopferatlon between men and some pretty lotog words in the Con- women In the furtherance of civic stitutlon. . . , , ^ reconstruction, A ten-year objec- ^ « a^^' ^"V^H tive; adopted b^ the organization in a« toee this 1931 pledges the members to an ex- "^^faij^ne tlSs ttt ^^mly try tensivB study, of economic problems again and use up some of the white and their social implication with a spaces I left this time, view toward establishing, through Use magnifier of two or thr^ scientific methods, conditions which inch focus to verify text U desired, assure to women and to men, as « is easier to count printed text to weU. toe ..fullest^posrible opportuni- "^fl^X ^M^ by occupa- ey and reward foy the development. uoh .^iSttg Karaok ' (Conttened on Page :4, CoL 8.) XRA B. SHANTZ. been there wHl believe any story that could be told about ii. "Prom Suez we went to India, a land which has always fascinated me. -At Benares we saw the putrid Ctenges with its thousands of worshippers at Its sides and with Its unspeakably unclean water. We went to Delhi, Agra, and Bombay. In Bombay we saw a funeral service for a Parsee. "The Parsees by the rules of their religion carmot bury or cremate their dead so In Bombay they have three/temples, in the upper parts of which are rafters. Bodies are placed on the rafters and the vultures which abound tear the flesh; from the bones which then drop through the rafters down to the floor where they are swept out onto the street. It takes the vultures about fifteen minutes per body." A visit to India shows that England has done very little for the once wealthiest nation on earth. Dr. Pelsma said. England has done little more than drain the nation of what wealth it has( left, he said. Gandhi he called a "great man," who Is working for a noble cause. Singapore, the professor said, has always been known as a city similar In Its vices to Cairo, but the British have at least succeeded in deanlng it up if they have done nothing else. There Is hardly a cabaret!running in the city, he said. , Hong Kong. Canton, and Pelphig were among the cities the Pelsmas visited In China. There the professor was, Impressed by the poverty of the people, their keen business sense, and their freedom from worry, as to,what nation or group actually rulea them. , ••ihe Chinese are the shrewdest businessmen In the world," he said. "They can make money whether a Chinese war lord, or a Japanese- sponsored emperor rules them and they don't care particularly. They teel that they would rather have a stable Japanese- government than no govermnent at all, which is the condition In China now. "And Japan Is not to be scolded too severely by the rest of the world —for what nation is there that is not guilty of the same crime for which we are shaking our fingers at Japan?" On the last leg of the journey the itinerary took the speaker through Japan, the Philippines, the Hawaiian islands, and the Dutch East Indies. : I Of Japan and tlie Japanese he said: "They cultivate acre after acre of cherry trees all year long in order to feast their eyes on the beauty of their blossoms for but two weeks, since the trees bear no ipiXt. Surely there must be some redeeming feature In a people like that. "The Philippines offer a good comparison, showing as they do what the United States has done there contrasted to what Great Britain has done In India. ' "And the Hawaiian people, with their welcome of music and leis, seemed gladder to see us arrive than any other people we met. Those Islands are wonderful. "But Bali— "The people there are but little more civilized now thon they were a thousand years ago. They wear the briefest of colthes but arc not ashamed of their bodies, Tliclr's Is the highest moral code In fhe world today. We might well copy them m thot." Dr. Pelsma concluded his address after exlilbltlng a number of articles of Oriental weoring apparel, wood and Ivory carving, and other objects which he had brought wlUi him from various places on hlsi. Journey. The professor also spoke before a meeting of the City' Fedeiptlon of women's clubs ond school children. held In the Junior high school yes- j terday afternoon. BANKS OPEN AS WOODIN EASES BAN NEEDED BUSINESS IS CARRIED ON UNDER TREASURY RULES SCRIP COMING FRIDAY Clearing House Certificates Authorized by Government Washington, Mar. 7. (AP)—The treasury today authorized a guarded reopening of the nation's banks and the issuance beginning Friday or of clearing house certificates scrip, to be used In place of money. Reopening of the banks will permit the flow of currency for meeting essential needs of business' and citizens. The scrip would be based on sound assets of clearing house or similar associations and would be pro-i :Rt €d among creditors or dcr posltois. A condition to the regulation made it revocable. If found inconsistent with a broader plan now being considered, but so far undisclosed. The bank reopening was made effective immediately and banks in many states hastened to take advantage of it. At the treasury, the White House and on Capitol Hill conferences participated in by President Roosevelt, Secretary Woodln and numerous congressional and financial leaders went forward In the effort to bring order out of the muddled economic situation. One-Third Withdrawal Expected. In some quarters, another banking regulation was expected which would permit depositors to withdraw one-third of their deposits. A heavy tax or severe penalties to prevent hoarding are bemg considered by Democratic leaders drawing up an emergency-banking program but a final decision has not been reached. It was expected that such penalties, if Included in the program, would be aimed primarily at those who had put large quantities of gold or money in safety deposit boxes or kept It at home, but would not apply to those who were keeping at home money, for operating expenses from salary checks and the like. Under regulations Issued by Secretary Woodiii, banks are permitted to exercise the following functions: ,il. Handle drafts ^r other documents in connection with shipment, transportation or delivery of food or feed products. 2. Accept payments on account of or in settlement of obligations due it by Its customers. 3. Make change. 4. Allow customers free afccess to safety deposit boxes. 5. Cash checks drawn on the treasurer of the United States, on the condition that no gold or gold certificates be paid out. 6. RetiuTi without restriction all cash, checks and other Items delivered for deposit after the last closing of business hours and which have not been entered on the banks' books. I. Pay out without restriction new deposits made in special "trust fimd accounts," on the condition that no gold shall be paid out. 8. Complete settlement for checks charged to' accounts on or before March 4, provided the coniplietioh does not Involve payment of money or currency. ' 9. Return to customers doctnn«its and securities held for safekeeiJlng. 10. Exercise usual banWnjg hmc- tions to provide for absolutely'nec­ essary needs of communities for food, medicine, relief of distress, pay rolls and expenditures to maintain employment. II. Deposit collateral in the United States to secure advances to branches In foreign countries. 13. Clearing house associations conditionally authorized to Issue certificates ogainst sound assets of banking Institutions, but not before Friday. Authorization rcvokablo at discretion of secretory of the treasury, ' 13. Banks authorized to continue to act OS trustee, executor, administrator and other estates functions, provided no currency or coin paid out. . . " \ ! I - lOLA BANKS OPEN B¥ APPOINTMENT ONLY. lola banks stUl had their doors closed today but were operating In^'a limited way "by appointment only." Persons wanting change for large bills were admitted to the banks after communicating with bank officials by telephone. Renters desiring access to theh- safety deposit boxes were also admitted In the same manner. Meanwhile, plans were under way for the Issuance of scrip by the lola clearing house association. Orders were given for the printing of $20,000 worth of the emergency money and It was said that It will be circulated as soon as governmental permission is received, probably before the last of the week. The clearing house notes will be backed by assets of the two banks which will be deposited with the county clerk of Allen county. They will be redeemable six months from the date of their issuance until a time no later than March 9, 1934. J. C. GIRLS MODEL DRESSES PLAV GIVEN AT JOINT MEET Hi-Y and GIri Reserves Have Program at Senior High. At a joint meeting of the Hi-Y and Girl Reserves in the high school this momlnb devotlonals were led by Roy Pinley and the program was announced jjy Elmer McCarty. A short play with Hblen Roberts, Lena Stonaker, Virginia "WilUams, Mary Catherine May, Mary Jane Raid, and Elnora Armstrong; a tap dance by Irene Archer accompanied by Celeste Griffith; a vocal duet by Barbara Seay and Helen RobertSj accompanied by Margaret Griffith and a pi^o solo by Manetta Peterson, completed, the program. General S. D. Stnrgis Dies. Washlijgton, Mar. 7. (AP)—Major General Samuel D. Sturgis, retired, aged 72, commander of thb eighty- seventh division In the World ^ar, di^ tctiay at the Walter Reed hospital in Washington.' Tips In Home Sewing Given at Farm Burean Meeting. Members of the Junior college clothing class modeled dresses at the meettog of the Rirm Bureau yesterday afternoon In the American Legion room in Memorial hall. The demonstration, entitled "Sewing in the Home," was given by Miss Edith J. Mott, fabric stylist of J. C. Penney, under the auspices of the extension department of the Kansas state college, Manhattan. ISiss Mott stressed the Importance of buying good materials, particularly cottoiis and rayons, and described methods of making finishing touches at home found only on the moist expensive ready, made clothes. Members of the clothing classes of the junior high and senior high attended. Bfiss Louisa Moyer is the teadier.' The college girls who took part in the program were: Mari^irct Slfers, CTebevieve Jordan; Ada Bills, Daisy IHckens, Mary Watson, Nell Lewman, asd Mrs. Le Valle Wright. TP ,TOU MISS THE REOISTEB CALL 157 OR DEATH PENALTY TO QUINN AGAIN Jury Returns Verdict of (Guilty in Short Time in Teacher's Death Enid, Okla., Mar. 7. (AP)—Eari Quirm, tried for the second time for the murder of two Blackwell school teacher sisters, was convicted today by a Garfield county jury; which assessed the death penalty, The former Missouri convict .was given the same yerdlct two years ago by a Katy county jury but won a new trial. . The jury was out about one hour but announcement of the verdict was delayed for a time by J. W. Bird, district Judge, pending the arrival 'of Qulnn's mother who came from Kansas City to attend the trial. The dapper defendant, apparently sensing the extreme verdict because of the short, dpllberatlon, enr tered the court room nervous and pale. Mother stricken. He was cahn, however, as the verdict was read, and lighted a cigarette while his sobbing mother kissed him. Frank Carter, of the defense, offered a motion for a new trial In the absence of James H- Mathers! chief of defense-counsel; Judge Bird set next Monday,-2:30 p. m., ioi hearing the motion. If. It is deniedj Quinn will be formally sentenced at that thjue. ; The quick, verdict caught the small crowd waiting in the court room unawares. Quinn was held in "death row" at I the McAlester penitentiary for more 'than a year. The new trial with a venue change was ordered several weeks ago by the criminal court of appeals. Qulnn's conviction was , in - the slaying of Jessie Griffith, although I he was charged also with slaying heif older sister, Zexla. The girls were shot to death a few miles south of Tonkawa, December 28, 1930. Quinn. was apprehended several months later In the middle west upon information obtained through the Kan-' sas City underworid. Wife Nev« Located. Jeain Quinn, his wife, who attended the first trial and gave authorities inforinatlon the state considered the principal link in Its chain of circumstantial evidence, did not come to.'Enid. An extensive se^rcli fatted to locate her. As after the former trial and eon4 1 vlctioh, the' coiifessed 'alcohol run^; ner blamed'his wife for "framtog me;" Officers testified she led;them to ai buriM pistol which, the istatd charged wtis used In the slayings. J The Griffith sisters were slain soon after they started a motor trip from their Blackwell home, Inteni- Ing to return following the Christ-, mas holidays to their teaching posl-j Uons in central and eastern Oklai-i homa. , When their bodies wore found near the roadside, miles ;rom their abandoned automobile, it was detet -T mined Jessie, the younger sister, hod death with her sLstcr. been attacked ond thon .shot, tc Quinn wos portrayed in state/H evidence as roapilng the highway; armed and Intoxlcoted, In tho carjy morning hours preceding the nii^-< ders. He otlempted to prove aii allbl. m SUSPECTS OFIOETTCHER KIDNAPINCHELD Denver Police Also Ex\ pect Arrest of Two Others Soon HIDEOUT IN HILLS Lonely Cabin in South Dakota Raided and Men Arrested lOMNS ON MORAN PROGRAM Entertainment Tomonow to Benefit Boy Scout Fund In Moran. Tlie lola Pour, men's quartet, and A. E. Gibson, lola photographer auq amateur magician, are contributliig their talents'to a program which Is to be held In Moran loimortow' night; iwceeds from which are )M be used in the organization of a K>J Scout troop there. Other numbers are being planned for the program which is to be hticj In the Methodist church in Moran and to which the public Is invited." The quartet, composed of Walter Hamilton, George Busley, Raymcmd Hayes, and Dewey Peck, 1? maktag no charge for their appearance, ;a^ is Mr. Gibson. Mr. Hamilton also announced that George Danforth Jr., ofiLaHarpe will accompany the quartet at the piano. : Mellon at Buckingham Falace.- London, Mar. 1, \(AP)-^king George and Queen Maiy today entertained Andrew, Wi Mel]U)n,'tTnited States, ambassador, and his 'dau^h^ ter, "ifii. n ^yld pL .E. Brude.lieJ; ja farewell, luncheon in BucBTOsham palace. Denver, Mar. 7. (AP)—Two alleged members of the gang that kidnaped Charles Boettcher II, wealthy young broker, for $60,000 ransom are behind jail bars, Chief of Police A. T. Clark announced today and two other men who helped stage the abduction are known and their arrests are expected soon. I .Chief Clark announced that C. W. Pierce was under arrest In Denver as the alleged writer of thd extortion letters, and that Arthur Youngberg was under arrest at Chamberlain, s: D. ; Chief Clark said the kidnapers" rendezvous where Boettcher was held more than two weeks had been located by authorities in the hills of South Dakota, near Mitchell. •The house Is In an extremely isolated section many miles from the nialn highway, Clark said, about 16' or 18 hours drive by automobile from Denver. ' ; He declined to divulge the exact location of the hideout because he seald it might hinder the authorities In their search for the other two kidnapers. The Identity of the two men held had been closely guarded. One of them has been In jaU in Deliver since Saturday night. The other was arrested when officers swooped down on the hideout In South Dakota Monday morning. Three women and a man said to be friends of the alleged kidnapers are also In the Denver jail for in- irestlgatlon in connection with the abduction. The names were not made public. Theh- connection with the case was not explained. PoUce expressed the beUef that the man a^ested here wrote all the notes sent 'to the Boettcher family during the negotiations for the ijroker's rdease. ! Notes Were Typewritten. " He is said to have written them in a room which he rented in one of the large downtown office build•Ings. All were typewritten.,, ' The typewriter on which | they were alleged to have bcsn writt^ ., Is in possession of the police. , ; ; i The man taken into custody: iii). South Dakota is believed to \» bhe who guarded Boettcher while }ie,. wras held in a basement room with , adhesive tape over his eyes. Since'Boettcher was on the road ! about 18 hours, going and returning,. ' :<7hlef Clark said he was contident' he had been held captive In a remote section. Knowing that Sheriff "George Carroll of Cheyenne, Wyo., was more familiar with the territory 'where they believed Boettcher had . been taken, ClaA asked the Chey- ;e3ne officer to join him In the hunt. WhUe Sheriff Carroll and oUier officers were searching for the Kidnapers' hideout in Wyoming, Denver police arrested the three women arid two men here. They were grilled for many hours and from them police fhially learned the exact locatloii of the rendezvous. In the meantime a group of Wyoming off leers-were marooned by a' snowstorm pear Lusk. Car Abandoned. . They were forced to abandon their automobile and rode a freight train to a point several miles from the house; They found the place Monday afternoon. Their original plan was to dose In on the place at dawn Tuesday. Fearing however, that the kidnapers might have received word of the arrests In Denver and might escape they decided to conduct the raid Monday night. At the thne of the raid Captain Armstrong and Denver detectives Dave Chuven and M. D, Comey were within 75 miles of the house. Armed with machine guns they, had hurried to Mitchell by airplane and hod planned to Join Sheriff Carroll and the other officers In the raid. ' • Boettcher was kidnoped from his home garage the night of February 12, The kidnapers thrust a note demanding 8(10,000 ransom into the • hahds of Mm. Anna Lou Boettcher, his wife. He was freed the night of March 1 after being held prisoner nearty 17 days. He was released before a package containing the ransom had been tossed from an automobile driven by a friend of the family. ' As the kidnapers brought the broker Denver to release lilm, he managed to slip the blindfold iTom his eyes two or three times, long enough to see buildings and other land marks along the way. While going through or near Torrington, Wyo., he saw the name of the town on the side of a building. This one bit of irifbrmaUdn went a long way In helping police. Chief Clark and Captahi of Detectives W. J. Armstrong felt sure from what Boettcher was able to describe to them that he had been held either in western Nebraska, northern Wyomhig or the southern part of South Dakota. PoUce said $1400 had been found in the possession of the wife of one of the suspects held and believe this money was part of the ransom. A suspect tar the case, arrested at Chamberlain, S. D.j cut, his throat and wrists, with a ^fety jaaor In Jail last night, Captain of rfetecUvee -Armstrong was Informed today. The man:refused to give offlcewiany to- formation "taet jiigdit; WwaTaBM;

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