Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on March 8, 1933 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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C 0 M H . TpPEKA .KATO. i VOLUME XXXVI.^No. 112. Successor to The lola Daily Register, The lohi Daily Record, aad lols Dtily Iiidaz. lOLA, KAS., WEDNESDAY EVE>aNG, MARCH^, 1933. The "Weekly Register. Established 1867. • The lola Daily B«eister. Established 1897. FOUR PAGES CITY SET FOR PRIMARYyOTE NEXTTUESDAY Announcement of Boards Completes Preparation for Pol! 15 IN THREE RACES Most Interest Centers in Results of Contest: for Finance Commissioner KIDNAPEKS "NEXT DOOR TO DENVER; POLICEMAN. ' with the announcement today of election boards, the necessary preparations • for lola's primary^ which is to be held next Tuesday-were virtually completed. Vacancies on .tho board of city commissioners and the Iota school board,are to be filled !frora the candidates who survive the primaries. The office of treasurer •<.'i the school board must also be 'iecided at the election. Most Interest is centered in the results of the race for city fUiance comml .Mloner. Seven candidates are entered and lower utilities rates appear to be tho blgKest issue. All of the seven favor strictest economy in city Kdvcrnnient. Tho^candidates: J, D. Buchanan, O. W. Holmes, C. L. Hoyt (the Incumbf-nt). Mllford D. . Lunglcy. R. I. Mnther, F. B. Murdoch, and E. D. Shields, ; All of the wven have been resident* of lola for ten years or more, and each l.s considered well qualified , for the position, even by hla opponents. The two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes will go to the election. A Formality Only. The primary vote on members of the school board, however. Is In reality but a formality since there Denver, Colo., March 8. (AP) -rLlke every other patrolman in Denver J earl V. Satt looked and looked and looked for kidnapers of Chaifles B6ettcher n. He lojoked for 16 days, but he didn't look next door. And ihat is where, say . the police, the abductors had their Denver i headquarters. Satt sat stunned when he heard Vem Sankey, escaped kidnap leadei^ suspect, had occupied the house next to his since last December. He viras practically overcome when he learned the little boy; who uskl to play with his small! daughter, was the son of San- i key., I • . . i CEMENT PLANT AT HUMBOLDT ACCIDENT-FREE Highest Honors Accorded Monarch for Safety Record in 1932 STONE TROPHY SOON 'Thousand Day Club" the Next Objective of Humboldt Plant FORMER PASTOR IN lOLAISDEAD The R^v. Henry Coe Culbertson a Presbyterian Minister MI .SS Grace Nelson, formerly of lola but! now a resident of HlUs- boro, Ohio, writing to her friend Mrs. Travis Morse, encloses a clipping from thb Cincinnati Times- Star under date of March 3 -which will be rcad~ln lola with deep Interest. It follows: "The Rev. Henry Coe Culbertson, 59. natlv(i Clnclnnatlan, died Thurs- drty night at Lorraine, O., according to word received here Friday by relatives land friends. He had been in ill health for some time. "The Rev. Mr. Culbertson, graduate of the University of Ciliclnnati, was kno«-n as a preacher, lecturer, author and college president. He are three positions to be filled and ' ^i'tLw.f?^'^ "^^''i^ ^ •h„t «:iv rnnHirtntP.q ninninff Conse- 1 Culbertson and Mrs. Sarah Pogue culbertson of Cincinnati. Following pn the election ballot since by law two candidates must be chosen for each vacancy. : The situation is identical regarding the race for treasurer of the board. Both Jess C. Benson and Ciene Harrison will survive the pri- hiary and will oppose .each other at ehe election. • The sixth man to enter the race for a board position is Ralph Steijh- enson. Shell filling station and toUr- Ut cabin camp operator. A native Of Allen county and a resident! of lola for a number of years, Mr. Stephenson is widely knbwn and liked in lola. : Mr. .Harrison, who. as did Mr. Stephehson, announced his candidacy just tinder the deadline last iyeek. is the owner of the Harrison ijootery on the soutli side of the square And ha^ been identified with the business, life of lola for several years. He is married and has two't'es, the: Rev. Mr. Culbertson was chlldreii. j the author of two books, "Evolution but six candidates running. Conse- „^ .fluently all six names will appear | J^j^* ^^^^j^j^ University of hniint :.inr. hv Cincinnati he attended the Coliun- bia Law {School and the University of Chicago. "His fli^t pastorate, as a Presbyterian preacjier, was In lola, Kas., until 1907- From then until 1917 he was president 'ot the College of Emporia, anjd from 1918 until 1921 was president of the Ripon (Wis.) College. Prom 1923 until 1925 he served as pastor! of the PljTnouth Congref gational Church, Los Angeles. Cali, and late- was pastor of the Miesa Congregational church. He held a pastorate in Borraine at the time of his death. "During the World War the Rev. Mr. Culbertson was chief of the section oif Go-operating Organizations. U. S. Food Administration, Washington, ri. C, and In 1918 did lecturb. work In ]FYance for the Y. M. C. A. "In addition to his other actlvl- Boards Annotmced. The election boards, made public by City Clerk T.'E. Shanahan. follow: I : ; . First ward—Mrs. Mary Long. C, C, Sloan, O. L. CuUisoii, Levi Steele, 15. F. Frasier; : Second ward—Nettie Houston. C. L. Cowan, D. U. Burtnett, W. T. Seymour. Mrs. Frances Coleman. • Tliird ward—I. E. Stout, Clarine Hansen, Mrs. Louisa Cowan, Earl Pepper. L. E. Davis. Fourth ward—Mrs. Leila McMurray. L. A. Tweedy. W.. G. Schaeffer, Evelyn Harris, Mrs. Jack Evans. Fifth ward^. E. trotter. J. T. Helps Christianity" and "Songs of the T^-elve Apostles." "He leaves his widow and two .sons. Ah-angements were being, made Friday for the burial, which will be In Cincinnati." As noted above Dr. Culbertson came to ;Iola as a very yoimg man, to his first pastorate. He was full of enthusiasm and energy, in every way likeable and attractive, and the people of the Presbyterian church and of the town generally Ijecame greatly attached to him. It was under his pastorate, and lai-gely through ; his personal efforts, that Highest honors in the cement industry have been won by the Humboldt plant of the Monarch cement company as a result, of operation throughout 1932 without a single lost time accident, according to an announcement made in Clilcago today by the Portland Cement association. In recognition of this achievement, a large cast stone trophy will soon be erected on the grounds of the plant. Thlfi award, one of the most Unportant in the field of industrial accident prevention, means that tho Humboldt plant successfully overcame all of the hazards of a hazardous business for a full calendar year. In announcing tho safety trophy award, J. B. John, chairman of the cement association's committee on Accident Prevention,! said, "This means a good deal more than honor—although the honor Is great. It means that Superintendent O. P. Mitchell and his staff have worked hard and relentlessly; It means that every man ha* been on the alert all the time. And it means that In the Depression year of 1932. not a man at the Humboldt plant lost a penny from his pay envelope as the result of an accident." A DangeroOs Occnpatlon. On the completion of additional accident-free years, the record will be engraved on the face of the trophy. The manufacture of cement, officials point but, involves the use of explosives, high temperatures, heavj- grinders and other equipment requiring care and alertness In operation.. - Through careful training and high standards of workmanship, the cement industry [has succeeded in eliminating much of the danger formerly associated {with the work. Only four <>th«- cement rdants in the whole United States won similar first honors in 1932. First honors, doubly dlfBcult to attain because of the stipulation that cllnker- bufTiing must be in operation for half of the year, are particularly significant at this time, when most cement mills are not operating on full schedules. Re-awards of the. safety trophy, which stipulate a somewhat shorter period for clinker burning, were announced for 38 American cement plants, , . • After Next Mark. The workers at the Humboldt plant, with the most difficult safety hurdle behind them, are settling themselves to maintain the pace and to qualify for membership in 'Thousand Day Club," the ex- Federal Agents Ordered Away From Speakeasies Government .Enforcement Frinn Now on Will Be Directed Against Manafacturers and Transporters of Illegal Liquor, Direct<Hr. Woodcock Says. j Washington, Mar. 8. (AP)—The bureau of prohttution directed its agents today to specialize on eradicating the sources of liquor supply and'io k-ave the problem of speakeasies to the states. In making this known, the director of the prohibition bureau- Amos \V. Woodcock—said It was made necessary b>- the fact that the appropriation bill for the next fls- cal year provided no funds for tiie piurcliase of evidence against qjcak- easies. , , Restrictions on activities of prohibition- agents were written into the supply bill for the justice department by congress at the recent session. In addition, the amount for prohibition enforcement was reduced from $10,250,000 for the present fiscal year to $8,440,000 for the 12- month period beginning July l. ' In passing the bill first, the house adopted amendments by Representative Tinkham (B. Mass.)-prevent- KIDNAPERS FLEE TOWARDCANADA Two Sought for Boettcher Abduction Believed Heading No^h Denver. March 8. (AP)—Carl W. Pearce. 36, one of the four persons held on federal charges of kidnaping Charles Boettcher II, wealthy broker, con-. fessed today, police said. : to WTiting all notes sent Boett- chers multimillionaire father demanding $60,000 ransom paid to effect the broker's release. the Denver, Mar. 8. (AP)—The ever- widening search for the abductors of Charles Boettcher, n. spread across the International line into Canada today. Tv6 of six persons against whom kidiiaping charges hiave been filed in United States district cburt", are beUeved by Chief of Police' Albert T. Clark of Denver to be fleeing this country. They are Vem Sankey, 41. named by police as the' probable leader of the gang which held the 31-year-old wealthy broker captive more than two weeks and then collected $60,000 ransom for his safe, and Gordon Elkhom, alias Gordon Best, 33. Police said both men formerly livi ed in Canada and were employed by the Canadian national railway. They were belleifei;! by officers to have started the Ir flight from the vlciiflly of Sankeyjs ranch, 18 miles nortn- cast of Chamberlain, South Dakota, where Arthur Yoimgberg, 37, one of the six charged, was arrested. The house has been identified by officers, through descriptions given by Boettcher, as the place where he was held during ransom negotiations with his multi-milllonah-e father, ing wire tapping, and prwenting the use of federal funds lor the purchase of liquor for consum^ion by. agents for the purpose of' olftaining cYldence. | "The great bulk of cony)laints which reach this office ancjl reach tlie field offices are In regard to speakeasies," Woodcock said in a statement this forenoon. "In the future the officials of this bureau must refer such complaints, in the main, to the local authorities. It is to make this fact clear tliat this statement is made. "Since the bureau will concentrate its attention upon the sources of supply in the future, it should be much more effective against them. "A very careful study will be made of the operation under the new plan and.I have<no doubt that the bureau should prove Itself equal to meet this new situation. ">^Tiile it will not operate very effectively against speakeasies them- ^ives, it should operate much more effectively In the future than in the past upon the sources of supply of huch tpcakeasles. "If the local authorities care to assume their share of rcspohslblUty it would seem tliat the restrictions congress has, in Its" wisdom, placed in the law, will effect a fairer distribution of responsibility than has been possible under mere administrative action. i, "The new plaji of operation will also enable us to reduce thej force after July 1 to conform t4 the smaller appropriation without so much loss to enforcement. "I confidently believe this bureau can be made to operate more effi- clentlv under the new plan j than the old." AVhen the enforcement fund legislation was before the house. It also adopted an amendment by Tarver (D. Ga.) preventing the payment of funds to informers for evidence. Later the senate modified the language to make it posslblle for agents to purchase Uquor for evidence when specifically ordered by the prohibition director, but stipulated that it could not be consumed. BE EXPANDED IN NEW PLAN ROOSEVELT GOING AFTER USELESS BUREAUS. NO FEDERAL SCRIP Wn.L BE ISSUED, LEADERS SAY LOCAL PAPER MAY PASS Permission for Emergency Currency Must Be Obtained First A total of $20,000 hi lola clearing house certificates—scrip —v.ill be available In lola when, and if, its issuance is authorized by Secretary Woodin of the trcasuiy. Forms from which the ( emergency , currency will be printed are! already on the presses awaiting the final order from the association. Local bankers said today that they were "marking time" until state and national authorities designate what courses are open to thcni. Washington, Mar. 8. (AP)—PUihs sped forward today foi[ expansion of the nation's currency to obviate the general use of scrip during the national emergency, in which President Roosevelt will keep a firm hand upon the banking system. 1 At the White House, the treasury and the capltol, the chief executive aind congressional ; and financial leaders worked at the remedies th will be employed'to relieve the situation. i Prom these word emerged this afternoon that the president would retain his control of the nation's banks until permanent legislation has been enacted; that this.program would be expedited through the special session wliich meets tomorrow; and that no national plan for the use of scrip was contemplated, but that its -use would not be for-, hidden in communities and sections where special conditions called for Washington. Mar. 8. (AP)— High government officials today said President Rooisevelt will ask the new congress this week to grant him the widest authority possible under the Constitution to effect immediate economies in government costs. The request will be especially directed at the veterans' com^ pensation. Under the president's plan, it was stated, he would ask for authority to review all cases relating to veterans, and power to merge major departments and cut statutory appropriations, j It is planned that the requeit be linked with a plea that io further restore confidence, government costs be'^ sharply reduced and brought within the Income if possible.: The authority Mr.' Roosevelt plans to ask for Is broader thain that contained in the economy provisions of the treasury-post office supply bill which became law with Herbert G. Hooverf's signature Saturday when he retired as president. ; Abolition of the Home Loaii Bank board is looked for and many commissions today were described to., bd standing on "shaky foundations," among them the Inter-Americari High commission, the International Boundary commission, the American Marine Standard committee, the United 8tate&.acograph- Jc board, tho Wool Utilization committee and others. elusive gr^p of cemenr'p/cliucers ^^^^"^1^,.^"*=^^^ Klinginsmlth. J. F. Little. Mary S. [ the church erected its new building. Ctray. Margaret Larremore. Sixth ward—Mrs. Scott Green, F. He went from lola, after a pas- jtorate of nine years, to the presi- A. Bicknell. Mrs.Lora BejTOOur, O. j dcncy of the CoUege of Emporia, Q. Miller. A. R. Statler. School district 10—Jas. E. Frazier. Mrs. G. F. Moore. Fred lumer, Mrs. Katie McKarhin. Mrs. C!has. Morrell. TinEVES ROB SHAMROCK INN Police Find Xo Trace of Persons Gettlnj Little Casn. :Tliieves entered the Shamrock Inn on South Wadiington last night and escaped with! a small amount of cash, about $2.' while Miss Ruth IJean. operator of the beauty shop ^-iibove the inn heard them In the act. Police reported ; that Miss Dean w-as so ner\-ous when she telephoned for help that she failed to aslc the operator to connect - her with the police office. The operator, they • Slid, imable to determine what the difficulty was. called the police and told them that something w[as WTong at the. Inn. ; When police arrived, however, the Intruders, or Intruder, had departed, leaving no clues which the officers could discover. Miss Dean was aljone In the building at the time of - the robbery. WEATHER and ROADS and there he did a great work. Hte not only: greatly expanded the work oi the college and built up its atr tendance, but" he gave it somehow a fine spiritual atmosphere and created a remarkable'esprit de corps on the jDart of student body and faculty. The rest of his life story Is told in the above clipping. Dr. Cullsertson was married twice. His first, wife, "by whom he had two daughters, and from whom he was divorced; was Miss Mabel Freeman who have a record of a thousand consecutive days or more of accl^ dent-free operation. Of interest to lolans. and without detracting, in the slightest from the credit that Is due the Humboldt plant, is the fact that the lola Lehigh Portland plant holds the record of the entire United States for accident-free operation. The local institution received an award, similar to the one given the Monarch plant, in 1827, for having completed the calendar year previous to September 3. 1927, without a single; lost-time accident, and local officials point with pride to the fact that there has not been a single lost-time accident la the plant since that time. His second wife, by whom he appears to have had two sons, is not known in lola. Nothing is known here regarding his Ulncss except what appears above. FORMER lOLANS IN NEW YO'RK Visit of I Vernon L«masters Recalls Names Familiar Here. FOR KANSAS: Generally fair ftind c<rficr tonight; Thursday in- cfeasing cloudinessi i . Temperature — Highest yesterday, 60: lowest last night. 34; normal for today,' 41; excess jl'esterday, 1;. excess since Januaryl 1, 465 degrees; tills date last year, highest, 15; lowest. 0. i . ' Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7.a. m. today. .00; total for this,year to date. 3.90; excess since January 1, .38 inch. . , Relative humidity at 7 a. m. to- ^ day, 87 per cent: barometer reduced ; P^">'to sea level, 29.86 inches. /;Sun rises, 6:44 a. m.; sun sets. 22 p. m. JKaa «ias Weather and Dirt Roads. pittsbulB, clear, roads gfaod. Topeka, clear, roads muddy. Arkansas City. Wichita, clear, ^/(T»ads good. Emporia, clear, roads rough to muddy. Ottawa, clear, roads.fair to.good. Manhattan, clear! rmds soft. Coffeyville, clear, roads' good. The recent visit of Vernon Lemasters to lola from his home In Mt. Vernon, N. Y., was a reminder that a number of formerly-of-Iola people are now gathered In that pleasant suburb of the great city. Among them are Ernest Davis, lola's celebrated concert singer; Hairy Koch, formerly connected with the old Kansas Portland and now vice-president of the International Cement Corporation; H. H. Muehlke, an official of the lola Portland Cement company and now treasurer of the International; Claude JPeters. cashier at the old lola plant, who married a sister of the late: Senator W. A. Thompson. Mr. Lemasters himself was stationed at Havana. Cube for a number of j-ears, but returned to New York when the C^ban cement plant was shut,down. He Is now assistant treasurer of the International Com- r ?ntecostal Revival Services On; The public is invited to attend revival services which are now being conducted at the Pentecostal church. Second and Neosho, by the Rev. James B. Burrell. The pastor, the iRev. J. A- Dunham announced today that the meetUigs will be held every evening. ' WILLIAM L. HAVEKOTTE DIES Taflor Formerly with the Globe Snccnmbs Unexpectedly. William L. F. Havekoite, a tailor in lola since 1924, died early today after suffering a stroke of apoplexy yesterday evening. He had returned to his hovae at 420 East Jackson after speiraing the day working In his shop, and was stricken quite unexpectedly. Mrs. Katherine Havekotte, his widow, survives as do a daughter, Mrs. Homer Diehl, Navarre, Ohio, and a son, C. E. Havekotte, Kansas City. No fimeral arrangements have been made yet. Mr. Havekotte came with his parents to this country when he was a boy. During his residence In lola he was a tailor for the Globe clothing company but at the time of his death was operating a shop of his own on West street, west of the Palace shoe store. A native of Germany, Mr. Havekotte was 63 years old at the time of his death. Clark, directing the hunt, said he believed the two were heading Into Canada to change into Canadian money the "hot" $60,000 in United States currency the gang received for liberating the scion of a pioneer Colorado family a week ago. They were paid with $5, $10 and $20 marked notes. Besides the tvfo still at large, and Yoimgberg, whO has waived extradition and is being returned here, these are named in charges filed by Ralph L. Carr, United States district attorney': Mrs. Ruth Kohler, 39; Mrs. Vem Sankey, mother of two children and Carl Pearce, 36. All are held In jaU here. Carr said the charges are among the first filed under a new federal statute known as the "Lindbergh law," which allows a federal judge virtually unlimited authority to Impose heavy sentence upon conviction. "The prosecution will be pushed vigorously," Carr declared. "Under the new law; the federal judge may impose any sentence up to life. Capita] punishment Is allowable if the victim dies during the kidnap­ ing." Carr added "the proseifutlon had a good case." It was understood i mass of evidence collected by (3hief Clark as well as,, federal officers who have been working ^retly on the case, had been placed at his disposal; ! Although no warrant had been issued for his arrest on the charge, authorities at Regiha, Bask., said Sankey had been sought there for questioning after the robbery of the Albert street branch of the Royal Bank of Canada In February. 1931. Chief of Police Martin J. Burton,-of Reglna, did not know Elkhom. IP YOU MISS THE BEOISTEB CALL 197 OB 530. MILK DEMONSTRATION GIVEN College Specialist Talks in Schools and Before Dairymen. D. M. Seath. dairy extension specialist,of the Kansas state coUege, Manhattan, gave a demonstration on milk in the senior high school this morning and in the junior high school this afternoon. He was introduced by Dan Braum, coimty farm agent. The demonstration consisted of exhibits of the substances contained in milk and of slides illustrating the value of milk. At 1:30 this afternoon, Mr. Seath address the market milk men of tlie cmmty ia Memorial baB. CARBON MOUNTAIN OFF AGAIN Meandering Monnd Near Dnrango Shifting Hourly. nurango, Colo., Ma'r.. 8. (AP)— With a roar that could be heard for miles. Carbon moimtam, Colorado's shifting peak, awakened to renewed activity during the night. Measurements, revealed nearly 35.000.000 Jtons of rock and earth are moving'down the mountainside at the rate of 19 Inches an hour. Where the mountain first split last fall, there is now a deep canon. What a few months ago -was a comparatively smooth surfaced mountain <jovered with d^nse growths of oak brush and cedar trees. Is now chaos and destruction. Himdreds of fissures have been torn thortigb the solid rode aad eax^ ment by several hundred thousand dollars. Referring to the restrictions plac- eA In the appropriation, bill against parchese of evidence. Woodcock said: ' "Since no evidence is purchased except intoxicating liquor, the pro- l /vLso prevents the bureau pur- Chasing intoxicating liquor whether is consumed or not. j ^In the old days of enforeoqient there were undoubtedly abuses in respect to the purchase and icon- sumption of intoxicating liquor. •Tu September of 1931, I made an order which proliibitcd the con- su .T .ptlon of any Intoxicating liquor imless previous efforts to obtain evidence had failed, and unless the consumption had been approved by the administrator in advance. • "The present restriction prevents the purciiase of any liquor whether It is consumed Or not. "There have been two methods In use in securing evidence against speakeasies, one of the observation method, the other the method of the Investigator making a purchase himself. ••In the observation method the investigator goes into the speakeasy and reports what he has seen. "I have never understood why this method would not be effective in any court. '•The fact is, however, that it Is effective in only a few jurisdictions. "I think therefore that thej effect of the present restrictions against the purchase of, any liquor for evidence will make it virtually Impossible for the bureau to be effective against speakeasies in most Jurisdictions. There Is of course the manufacturer and the transporter, which I have always thought to be the I proper objective for the federal bpreau. "The bureau under the nejw restrictions must confine itself almost entirely to this type of violator. "It is probably] a good, thing in the long run because it will tend to focus attention upon the respon-; siblllty of local authorities upon speakeasies and similar violations and make our work more effective by fixing a more definite objective." it to be employed. „ , J _ ^ I I Each locality using scrip i would Congress also reduced the budget lijave to be permitted to do;so by estimates for prohibition enforce- j Secretary Woodin. ' i After a meettog with Mr. Roosevelt, Governor Ritchie of Maryland siaid no federal scrip would be Issued hut he planned to go ahead with its issuance in his state, where needed. Reserve Notes Permitted. ; There were no details as to the form of currency expansion ; that would be empl(^ed, but it *as pointed out that under existirig law federal reserve banks are permitted to Issue currency backed by government securities. I Federal" reserve currency could be exp£.nded 2 bililon dollars, if the banks took full advantage of the Glass-Steagall law and have sufficient government bonds to put up as security above the 40 per cent gold requirement. j The law permits federal reserve banks to put up government securities to the face value of 60 per-xent of the currency they issue, and requires that the other 40 per cent cpllateial bie gold. The old law required a 40 per cent gold backing and a 60 per cent backing of eligible (commercial) paper. I On March 3, federal reserve banks had issued 3,865 million dollars of federal reserve notes. Backing this they had 2.180 mU- Iton dollars of gold. 1.032 million dollars of commercial paper, and 662 million dollars of govenmient bonds. Reports to the treasm^ show that the banks actually hold about 220 million dollars more gold than they have up as security for cturency or a total of approximately 2,400 million dollars. Using the entire 2,400 million dollars gold as 40 per cent seoirity, the banks may, if thiey hold sufficient, government bonds to make up the remainder of thie collateral, issue roughly a total of ajpproxlmately 6 billion dollars in currency. Since the banks In the last 13 montliS have been tavestlng theh: fimds chiefly in government securi- R. C. CALDWELL IS DEAD. to the White Hoase for a confer-j ence with the president on tho banking situation, said he. bcllevecl the emergency banking prograni could be put through In three days', Robinson said the first day of the session beginning tonion^w would be devoted to receiving \ae presi-j dent's message and organizing. { The Democratic leader said he had conferred with house leaders and all was set to push through thej emergency^ recommendations of the president. The senate Democrats have adopted a drastic caucus rule to enable them to get action quickly. Under it. two-thirds of the 58 Democrats will constitute a caucus and a m&ii jority of the caucus can bind th^ party to support an executive pro-i posal. ; I Under-Secretary Ballantine ex-j plained at the treasury after Sedre-| tary Woodin's conference that whil^ the "general use of scrip .was not cbn-f templated, the -plan being worketj out there, would permit It 3 use ii^ sections where; special emergency conditions demanded such a me- diimi. - -• : Each city using scrip, however would liave to obtain the permissioi; of Secretary Woodin before it car be put into circulation. : In the house. Chairman Steagall; of the house banking committee said he favored a "one hundred per cent guarantee of bank deposits fbr the sound" institutions and moderate inflation of the,currency. ! "We ought to guarantee the de-' posits in sound, banks and ought to let the people know the weak banks." said the Alabama Democrat, who will handle President Roosevelt's banking legislation in the house .x Steagall predicted that a law. guaranteeing bank deposits would; be enacted. '"Telegrams arc eoming In from coast to coast in support of a guarantee bank deposit law," he said. The house in the last congress passed the Steagall guarantee bank; deposit bill, but It died in the senate. Steagall said that he would poti favor a "uniform banking system that would eliminate state banks. Speaker-nominee Ralney said President Roosevelt's eniei'gency legislation would be expedited in the house but/that he doubted whether' action would be taken tomorrow unless specifically requested by Mr. Roosevelt. The Illinois Democrat said the session would continue only for a few days and that congre^ would recess until April unless unforeseen events would necessitate it remahi- ing in session. PRESIDENT WILL HOLD REINS ALL THROUGH CRISIS Roosevelt Does>J«Iot Intend To Relinquish Sweeping Powers PLEA TO CUT COSTS New Attitude Toward Press . Washington, Mar. 8. (AP)—Aban- tue o-r^A fW=..« o»« c «»,«n ,i nu- ' doning long-time custom and dlsre- ^1^.^.^^^,f,^!J^„^i°fi^.„H^!! warding the advice of some close to Resident of This Area Since 1876 to Be Buried Tomorrow. R. C. Caldwell, resident of Anderson and Allen counties since 1876, died late Monday at his home in Bayard of a heart attack, according to word received here today. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m. In Mildred,and burial will be made in KIncaid.! In his many years of residence in the two counties. Mr. Caldwell had established a wide acquaintance, and his passing will be noted with deep regret by his many friends. OHLFEST TO SUPREME COURT Elsmore Banker Appeals Conviction To State Court. (Special to Th-Register.) Topeka, Mar. 8. (AP)—A. F. Ohl- fest, former Elsmore banker, appealed to the supreme court today from his conviction of violating the state banking laws. He was found guilty in district court In lola on two counts and was sentenced by Judge Frank R' Forrest January 7 to from one to five years on each of the counts, the sentences to ran concurrently. 8 billion dollars of long; term bonds outstanding, treasury officials believe they would have ho difficulty whatever tn expanding the circulation to the full maximum permitted under the "law. More Expuisloa Possible. At the same time national banks could expand their currency by about 840 million dollars under the provisions of the Borah-Glass amendment attached to the home loan bank law. The banks imder this amendment are permitted to Issue currency up to a maximum equal to their capital stock and back It with government securities bearing not more than 3% per cent Interest, Though there were 3500 mlUlon dollars such securities outetanding the capital stock of the national banks at the time the amendment was adopted amounted to 1,600 million dollars. The banks at that time had outstanding 666 million dollars of currency and shice that thne theyhave taken advantage of the amendment to the extent of 156 million dollars. The figures were given In round niunbers and officials said that there still remained an expansion of approximate^ 839 millioh dollars of whl<* the national banks could avail themselves. Combhiing the possibilities of the two acts federal reserve and national banks of the nation could expand nearly 3 billion dollars in currency as rapidly as the details could be rushed through the treasury. Speedy Action Seen. Senator.; Robinson of Arkansas, Democratic leader, before going him. President Roosevelt in his first conference with newspapermen since entering the 'White House today, boldly cast aside restrictions that have covered presidential relation with the press for more than a dozen years. For half an hour he answered direct questions of more tlian 100 reporters. Each man first was introduced. Then leaning back In hi-f chair, the president outlined his pli ..Ts regarding conferences with reporters.! Among conditions he laid down- was! one that he was not to be quoted directly without specific permission and then with a written copy of his remarks to insure against error.; Laughing, the president expressed the hope the other conditions he outlined would be adhered to, saying he did not want to revive, the Ananias: club. Mrs. Roosevelt, in a maroon dress with a cream velvet collar, canie in as the conference .started and whis-! pered in her husband's ear. She told him their son, Elliott, • was: about to leave for Wyoming and h< would have to enter the room to bid his father goodbye. Mr. Roosevelt smiled and nodded. Elliott, tall and broad shouldered, came !i quickly, shook bands with his fatlier ' and left. The queries came in fast sequence. The president replied to most of them, virtually all on the banking Message Tomorrow Will Outline Plans for Balanced Budget Washington, Mareh 8. (AP)— President Roosevelt intends to continue his command of the national monetary situation until permanent legislation is possible. A new proclamation is due on Thursday night when the present holiday ends to continue the broad power of the president over the banks. In his message to the special ses« sipn of congress on Thursday, Mr. Roosevelt will a-sk for broad powers to meet a situation that Is changing from day to day. Because of the swift moving developments the president feels it is impossible to lay down i Immediately the broad banking reform program he has In mind. Therefore, after congress receives his emergency program on Thursday, he win continue ^Is personal control, over the banks pending the completion of a permanent plan to be submitted probably in two or three weeks. Favors Reserve Notes. While scrip may still be resorted to, to Jive people currency during the banking respite, the president la inclined to beheve that a sounder and more feasible way can be worked out now! He apparently la relying on the plan put forward last, night by the New York Federal Re-' serve bank for additional use of federal reserve notes based on the Impounded gold. pe will call in congressional leaders late today to talk over plans for the special session. He is willing that congress recess for two or threo weeks alter taking its emergency ac- tldn on Thursday to permit the drafting of a more definite and permanent program. It was very definitely hinted today at-the White House that Mr. Roose- vnlt will also include in his message to congress on Thursday a sweeping government reorganization proposal as.'the.first step in the drive to balance the budget which he has urged in:the past. In his new proclamation on Thursday night the president intends to keep the door closed on the gold in American vaults. . Every effort to relieve the distress incident to the American banking holiday is to be considered but Mr. Roosevelt plans to keep tljie national -gold supply safe in vaults until he'feels the situation is in hand. An Informal Interview. The views ot the busy chief executive who assumed office last Satur- liay noon with the banks of the na- tioh closed, were given Informally todp^y by him to nc\i-spapermert who jammed his office. Dressed in blue suit and blue tie, Mr; Roosevelt, cheerful as ever, shook hands with each of the correspondents and then parried question and answer with them. He ruled out all -written questions and told lewspapermen ho was ready to discuss with them in a familiar way all government problems. : He said he would not guarantee to answer all questions; for various reasons but he did .answer all that were put to him today and almost without exception these related to the trjing economic situation. Mr. Roosevelt, however, did hot perpiit direct quotation. He made it plain that as a basis of sound- currency he plans to see thai the government does not go any further into debt. He has not yet started Ills message for congress and he does not expect it to be ready until diortly hefpre noon tomorrow when It will be sent to capltol hill. Mr. Roosevelt declined to discuss whether the United States was on or off the gold standard. K-*NSAS DRYS WELCOME TEST Prohibitionists Ask Landon to Sof- gest Repeal Vote. situation, with little hesitation. Several times his remarks caused a quick burst of laughter. He himself laughed repeatedly, at quips from the men packed artnind him. : Topekla, Mar. H'. (AP)—Declaring they welcomed a test of the question whether Kansas favors retention or repeal of the eighteenth amendn*.ent, a group of temperance leakers asked Governor Alt M- Landon |today to present to the leg- islabire ia rian for the election at dclcc^r^te^ to a convention to pass upon the repeal proposal. In n formal statement presented to the governor, the temperance leaders said It was their conviction the citizens of Kansas are "overwhelmingly dry." The group said thoy would welcome a test of tile quwtionr'in order that rumors and speculations may be positively answered, ind that all people may know that Kansas Is a pr^inler dry state." Governor Landon told the delegation he was In sympathy with the suggestion and that It conformed with his position that while he personally opposed the legalization of the liquor traffic and believed Kansas favored retention of the eighteenth amendment, the voters were . entitled to an expression on tlie Qiiestion. ' Call on Justice Holmes. Wasjhington. March 8. (AP)—In hpmage to Oliver Wendell op the ninety-second bh-thday of the-illustrious jurist, the president and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt arranged to pay him a surprise visit at S:30 tills afternoon. ,.i ,i:i' ii

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