Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on March 14, 1933 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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THE VOLUME XXXVI, No. 117. Succcuor to TbB lola poilr Resiiter, Tba Ii>U Dtllr Ke»)^, aoa loU Daily ladex. lOLA, KAS., TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 14, 1933. Til* Weekir nagkier. S*UiLIJi>be<! .1367. Ths I «U I»llr Baclstcr. EttablUhed 1897. FOUR PAGES lOLA GARDEN TO HELP MEN WITHOUT JOB COMMUN iTY PLOT IS BEING JPREPARED FORS^EDSNOW •MEETING 0i< WEDNESDAY AH Unemp Urged td At Juhior High oyed Men Are Get Details A community garden will be one of lola's major projects In connection with its memployment relief program for the coming six months, according to dA announcement, today by a joint c ommltteo of the lola Community clukj and the lola welfare aasoclatlor. The ground, a 15-acre tract In Sterling Heights, has'already been leased and Is b^ine plowed. A mass meeting of all the unemployed in Ipla will be the junlorhigh school audUorium tomorrow night at 7:30 at whlci time full explana- I tlon of the proj }ct will be made and I registrations ol| those desiring to, take a plot wlllj be taken. The first j lOLA BAKKS EXPECT TO OPEN TOMORBOW 'We are exjjcctlng to open to: morrow unless something comes : up that we, aren't.looking for." Those are the words of T. H. : Bowlus,. president of the Allen : county state bank. In answer to : the question. ••Will both lola : banks be open tomorrow?" It could not be learned deft: nltelj' in lola today whether the : other banks In the county, at : LaHarpe and Humboldt, will : open tomorrow. It was stated : th.-it they might be. however. Ida banks are in the third : category of those bsing permlt: ted to open under the plan of : President Roosevelt. First came : the 12 federal reser\-e banks, to; day came hundreds of others ; located in towns which have : recognized: clearing house, asso- ; ciatlons, and tomorrow will : come federal reserve member : banks and state banks. Still : other institutions may not open -. until later, although it has'bsen : stressed by the president him: self that if any bank fails to : open at the earliest possible : mometit, It need cause deposlt: ors no worry because of the ; mass of detail which is Involved : in reopening each of the coun: trys hundreds of finaiicial in: stitutions. FEAR FADES AS NATION'S BANKS ME DEPOSITS Incoming Money Exceeds Withdrawals in Hundreds of Banks PEOPLE SEE LIGHT seeds should be In ton days at Plans have bifon made for financ-, LOmmiSSlOnerS SeCK Way Ing the projecj fednral relief fund set a.sldi.' for that; purpoNC, which fare' u^.sbclatlo] purchaHc the .S (j iind offer the ployed wlihoutl them. The on lege arid which notable success) towns last ye; follows: in the ground wiih- the latest. BONDS MAY BE SOLD FOR HOME t through a .special, Imeaiv. that the wcl- i ;i will not have to hoUclt uddlllonlfil fundi: locally but' wlll.nt the pane time, be able to! Led, lease the ground ' plot."* to the uncm- i a cent of to ly obligation on the ; * part of tho.'se \.ho take the garden i plots, will be to do a certain amount of work for th( welfare, a.ssoclation. PrevIott<lly Successful. be followed is one The plan to which has bedn worked out with great care by lie Kansas,state col- was carried.out with by several Kansas to Rebuild Home De^ stroycid by Fire Toi>{'.ka, Mar. 14. lAP)—The hou.^; p:is,sod today and sent to th(? .•«'nate a bill authorizing Allen county to Issue a maximum of $15,000 bonds to defray part of the cost of building a iK'w- county jxDor asylum to replace one destroyed by fire last Friday. The bill also authorizes the county to issue a maximum of S30.000 bonds to refund Indebtedness in its county poor f';nd. Woodin Says Depositors Realizing What Banks Are For Again (By the Associated Press.) At least 1.000 banking Institutions throughout the United States reopened for , normal business today under ; federal and state licenses. No less than 340 opened yesterday. Many more will resume business tomorrow. Today's total Included federal reserve members; state and commercial instltutiotK not members of the reserve; sav- iiigs banks and private banks. The figure for one federal reserve district—San Francisco- was not available. In addition to this.number re- siiming normal operation, many other banks were operating under restrictions pending ofBcial approval by state and federal agencies. Rehabilitation Speeded In Earthquake Section Relief Agrencies Huity Work in Effort to Relieve Hysteria Caused by Week-end Convalsfons of the Earth- Banks to Open Without Restriction, Long Beach, Calif., Mar. 14. (AP) Kew bom business life stirred In this quake-ridden city today with the echo of Friday's devastating earth shocks still In the ears of the populace. All banks which could complete temporary repairs meeting wUh the approval of building inspectors planned to open at 10 a. m. A few opened yesterday and allowed withdrawals of $15 a person, but all re- .stridtions were to be removed today in an effort to aid the partially paralyzed community. Bread lines shortened as Manday's bank openings enabled many persons IWho had funds tied Up In the institutions, to obtain money to buy food.. ,The bread lines contain many of the well-to-do residents of the cl^ who can find no means to do their lola may have a new county home Briefly, it is as for the poor if plans now under way i^**' . . L . , J •„ are carried through by the county The entire trict of ground will be ; . I , v, plowed, harroved and disked by ,• ^o'"ni^^°n"s and if favorable ac- power. Then i t will be staked off ; tio« is taken by the state legislature Into uniform plots 50 by 100 feet in |at Topeka. size! and one o' these plots will be ; xhe commissioners reported today assigned to each gardener.- Seedsj^jjat gt the state capital yesterdav will; be furnishejd each gardener and jthev had secured committee approval he will also receive uniform and specific instructions as to what he of a bill which would authwize the county to sell a maximum of $15,000 is to plant and how much: so many j ^-ortj," of bonds with which to build rows of potatoes, so many rows of |a home to replace the one which com. orso muth beans. There will U-zs burned last week. That amount, be demonstrations on the ground]plus about 7.000 which the county by the farm bureau agent so that |, commissioners count on receiving the Inexpert mi y see exactly what is i for fire insurance, will make up the to he done ana how. ifund from which the new building Snpervikor on H4nd. 'would be constructed. Tliroughout ^he growing season a; The commissioners. William definite plan will be followed which will involve the double use of al­ loc McKinley. JJ. V. Adams, and jCoxmty Attorney Frank Taylor spent most aUflf th( ground before win-, yesterday in Topeka having a bill ter comes. A fiiper^isori wUl be on;drafted which would meet the pres- hand at all tines to give instruc- [ent need if enacted. They present- tlons, answer questions regarding [ed it to the ,6ouse state affairs com- the technical side of gardening, ^niittee and said today they were check out tools report progress and j -well pleased" with the reception delinquencies, End be general "fore- I given them by the members of the man" of the project. At the dose icommittee. of the season.! it is contemplated tliat a community canning kitchen may be set up under the supervision of the Home demonstration The bill was referred to the legal advisor of the committee and' after receiving a favorable report on it from him was passed unanimously agent to aid in the preservation of jby the committee. It will be Intrd- .some of the garden products for winter use. Three thoughts lie behind the re- quiremetil that all gardens be uniform. The flrsi Is to require a program that will (make the utmost use j duced shortly, the commissioners 'Aere led to believe. The Ijoard would Rive no statement as to the possible location of the proposed Home—^whether it would be built on the county farm of the available ground, producing; or on some other tract No details the greatest possible tonnage of (of the tjTJe or size of structure could vegetables. The second is to pro- i be obtained, with the exception that duce ft balance(^ crop from a dietetic i it will be "absolutely fireproof, .standpoint, bnf that will build up Washington, March 14. (AP)— Secretary Woodin said today bank deposits were exceeding withdrawals generally in the cities where banks were being reopened and that "the era of fear" was completely pa.sscd. He made hL% statement ofter re- I)orts hud come to the federal reserve board of progrc-s.s toward opening hundreds of banks in the country today. Referring In his talk with newspapermen to the fact that the banks had started reopening on March 13, Woodin said: "The people have been cooperating with us magnificently. I am beginning to believe a superstition I have long maintained—that is that 13 Is my lucky number." Stress is Passingr. "In a little while the stre'ss of the present will have passed. People are using the reopened hanks as banks were intended to be used—as a convenience in paying their bills and safeguarding their funds. In other words the country understands what the administration is doing and. Is showing its confidence—that that means everything." The secretary apologized for being unable to answer some questions saying too many things were in the formative stage. The senate banking committee re- OLD FAVORITES AT DINNER CLUB Snuffer Gives Poems Before Members of Current Topics TT.c- Rev. R D. Snuffer, pastor of the Presbyterian chiurch, occupied the .s|waker's time at the meeting of the CuiTcnt Topics club, taking on si'.ort notice the place of an out- oi-tcwn s |3c .iker who found It Im- Piissiblf to appear. M;. Snuffer occupied the time not In !'. dl.scusslon of sortve timely cvont but in the recitation of poetry. The )X )ems w hlch he chose; were not cla.-isical but were of the type which hold universal appeal. The minister oegan with the time- U-.stod classic of the sand lots. C^.sey at the Bat." Then followed an exerpl from Tennyson's "Locksley Hall." Cams next 'The Shooting of Dan Mc- Grev,-." "Wind Among the Pines." b\- Lou Sarretf. "General Booth Entering Heaven." by Vachei ' Lindsey. Kipling's Gungha Din," and a final composition' by the speaker. Unusual in the group was Mr Snuffer 's rendition of the Undseji poem. Tile minister coUaborate <i4 with Lloyd Brown in setting thz poem to music, and accompanied by Mr. Brown the .composition was delivered in a highly effective way. Members of the club were » T3 !eFsc ?d with the recitation by Mr. ferred to the Glass sub-committee ' Snuffer that virtually every man be- the McAdoo, Vandenberg. Fletcher t sTWke his enjoyment and apprecta- and other bills proposing creation of | tlon to Mr. Snuffer at the conclusion. Charlesi Snuffer had bat unlike Oscar Da' and not tear [down the health of the. workers. The third is to make possible accurate comparsons of the manner in which the gardens are taken care of. Plans are already tipder way to promote an interesting series , of Judging contcfets throughout the summer, aware ing prizes of various sorts to the. gardeners whp. excel In their *ork; to he one who produces the best row o: corn, the best stand of tomatoes, c r who has the best loolcing garden There may be some exceptions made to the standardization, requlreme it, but those who do not put In thfe standard garden will not be able t|b( compete for any of these prizes, j A Welfare Project, A committee from the lola Community club h:s taken the initiative in sponsoring the idea and getting it into action, but it will be carried on throughout the; spring and summer strictly as a welfare association project under the .. direction of a THEATER GUILD TO .MEET First Session to Be Held at 7 p. on Thursday. m. board of that ing a greater permanent cpmtnittee from the Th.c Theater Guild of lola will hold its first regularly scheduled meetlntr in the senior "high school Thursday besjinning promptly at 7 p. m.. in order to permit adjournment at 8 p. m., to enable members of the. guild to attend the junior college play "Mignonette," which is to be presented in the auditorium then. Membership cards will be signed at thr meetins: a,nd the constitution read for final approval. The pro- .er-im v.-ill also include a lecture by the Rev. R. D. Snuffer, "Directions for Directors." the first of a series of two. Those who attend are a-sk- cd to bring- notebooks. Tlie higii school roopi which is to be used was not designated, but i directions to the room will be posted in the building. brgahization. The as- ; . mTw-r^n _» A _ sociation wfll be perform- j WH/AlllJb/K and KOADS ser\'ice in the direction of anticioatlng next year's wel-| FOR K.4NSAS: Generally fair fare needs by doing this than anj-- thlng else it dould undertake.' The mass rpeeting at the junior high school auditorium tomorrow ijlght Is strictly for the benefit of lola. unemployed. Any others who may be Interested, however, are welcome to atteiM. Club CojnmiJltees Report. , At the first tegular meeting of the lola Community club at the Portland Ijotel last night, the report.s of. various committees appointed at the special iieetlng of two weeks ago occupied most of. the time. The report, of chief Interest was that of the community garden committee, the nature ol 'which is described In another stora in this issue. It was also reported that the membership roll of the Community club now is pfjsb the loo mark. and colder tonight; Wednesday fair. Temperature;-Highest yesterday, 82; lowest last night, 46; normal for today, 44; excess yesterday, 20; excess since January 1, 495 degrees; this date last year, highest, 42; lowest. 18. Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7 a. m. today, .00; total for I this year to date, 3.90; deficiency Since January 1, .10 Inch. ^ i Relative humidity at 7 a. m. today, 79 per cent; barometer reduced to sea level, 29.70 inches. Sun rises, 6:35 a. m.; sun sets, 6:28 p. m. Kansas Weather anid Dirt Roads. Ottawa, Cofteyville. ftbpeka, Pittsburg, yrichlta, cloudy.; roads good. Emporia, Manhattan, partly cloudy, roads good. Arkansas City, Ballna, clear, roads good. federal guarantee or Insurance funds for bank deposits. The committee also approved the Bulkley bill to permit banks reorganizing under the terms of the emergency law^ passed last week to! issue notes and debentures in place j didn't strike of preferred stock in states where preferred stock requires double liability. The bill to permit state banks to borrow from the federal reserve system was introduced yesterday by Senator Robinson of Arkansas, the Democratic leader, to meet demands for aiding the state institutions under the emergency law enacted last week. Senator Glass'(D.. Va.), and other members of the committee contended it was already covered in the emergency relief bill enacted by congress last week. The')committee agreed to report the measure, with the understanding that it would only be pressed for action if Senator Robinson insisted. Chairman Fletcher said he would discuss the question with Robinson and point out that "a good many" members of the cotnmittee feel the legislation Is unneces^ry." The Robinson bill i would permit any state bank or trust company to borrow directly from the federal reserve bank In its district for a period of one year, provided all applications are accompanied by approval of the state banking department. The subcommittee i to which the deposit guarantee proposals were referred is the one created yesterday, headed by Glass, to i consider ' the Virginian's general reiform bank bill. Chairman Fletcher; said all such bills would be referred to this committee, including the Steagall bank guarantee bill, if that is again passed by the house. The original Glass bill as approved by the senate last session provided for the creation of a gigantic fund to liquify the assets of closed banks, and the deposit guarantee legislation will: be considered in connection with this section. F. Scott, president Of tile cli'.b. voiced the feeUngs of the entire group:when before adjourning the meeling he said that Mr. been a "pinch-hitter,' Casey at the bac, "he out." own cooking. The gas supply is off Indefinitely and there is no means of cooking other than by electricity and over open fires in yards. The rehabilitation committee took definite steps to restore business in the belief an immediate resumption will relieve much of the hysteria by giving persons something to do. A more strtnget^t blockade was placed in effect by offlcia'.s and all sight-seers were banned from the area. Business trucla and conveyances were given permission to enter the city. There was a decided e-xodus of visitors from the city today as rail- zoads agreed to accept checks for fare. Many who had planneid to remain here for the winter were returning td their homes in the East and Middle-west. The death list for the city, after a careful check and recheck by police and the coroner's office, stood at 55. A check by the Associated Press today revealed 62 bodies in morgues, but undertakers said seven of these had died from natural causes. Sixty more died }n other communities. Relief officials had: a list of more than 2000 missing persons, but duo to thousands fleeing the city after the first shock this was not considered out of the ordinary. Approximately 500 persons were In hospitals, latest compilations of the centralized relief agency revealed. One of the greatest fears, ithat of a contaminated water supply, has been removed after chemical tests by health officers. Officials said there was no shortage of food. Social w/elfarc work, .such as feeding, housing and clothing the destitute, wll! .be liut under central or- ganlzalloii tomorrow headed by Mrs. Rheba Spllavo, director of state welfare. This work is now directed by the Salvation Army. American Legion and the state militia. Two school buildings will reopen Monday and approximately a half- BEER BILL PASSED BY THE HOUSE MEASURE TO LEGALIZE 3^ BREW TO •SENATE TIDE SWAMPS THE DRYS Desperate but Futile Stand Made as Action Comes Quickly Washington, Mar. 15. (AP)—The house today passed the Cullen 3.2 per cent Ijeer bill. It now goes to the senate. The vote was 316 to 97. Action came Uttle more than 24 hours after President Roosevelt requested to legalize non-intoxicating beer for revenue purposes. Three hoius of debate preceded the final vote. Prohibitionists made a desperate, but futile stand against the tide of beer sentiment. It was the second time within three months the house approved t>eer Iegali2atlon. On December 21, 1932, it pas.sed the Collier bill 230 to 160. Representative Cullen (D., N, •y.), assistant party leader, took charge of the bill. It was agreed to allow the drj's half of the debate time, to be controlled by Representatives Ragon (D.. Ark.), and Crowther CR., N, Y.) Representative Treadway <R., of Mass,), was in charge of the Republican antl-prohlbltlonlsts' time. Cullen estimated , the measure would yield up to 150 million dollars in taxes and provide work for 500.000. The first speaker against the bill was Blanton and he was followed by LIGHT VOTING NOTED AT POLLS. Indications of a light vote at : the primary being held In lola : today were seen after a check of : ballots cast in the various wards : up until mid-aftcmoon. All told, : fewer than 700 were cast. , : The polls do not close, how-': ever, until 7 p. m., and between : .the time this edition of The :; Register gets off the press and :' the polls close, additional hun- : drcds of voters will have cast : their ballots for one of the seven : candidates for city finance com- :. missioner. three of the six can- : didates for city school Ijoard, and : one of the two for treasurer of : the school board. As scon as the boards begin : counting the ballots, members of : The Register staff will start : tabulating their results and per- : .sons v/ishlng to leern the results : should call The Register, either : 18 or 19. The Information will : be given as soon as it Ijecomes : available. March weather, true to tradl- : tlon, did not help to .swell the ; ranks of voters who str ^.Tgled to : the polls through a b;:j.stering : wind. Had the touch of .spring, : with its 82-degree maximum of temperatiu* yesterday, prevailed : today, several hundred more : votes might have been cast. Guyer (R., Kas.) "These speakers talk about a mandate from the American people," Guyer said. "I want to tell you that dozen of' the institutions will be' Franklin D. Roosevelt could have opened within a week, Charles Henderson, chairman of the rehabilitation committee, announced. Tlie loss to the school buildings alone was; placed at 5 million dollars by officials who said the estimate [.was extremely consen'ative. The school system was the hardest hit of all institutions in the city. Hender^n. after receiving reports Tram various parts of the city, said 50 million dollars would be a conservative I estimate of the damage done the community. First funerals of the earthquake victims were held yesterday. They were attended only by relatives as the city as a whole was occupied in its efforts to care for the injured and the problem of reconstruction. OSCAli MYERS DIES TRADING ON TOMORROW stock Brokers Receive Orders to Be Prepiircd to Conduct Busl;ness Wednesday. New York. Mar. 14. (AP)—Tradinct Funeral' Tomorrow for Rodent of the New York stock c.icchange, County for 65 Yeaxs. ; suspended since the close of bu.siness March 3, will be resumed tomorrow. is Myers, a resident of Allen counth- 65 years, died last Annoui\cement of the reopening decision was made at 3:20 o'clock night at hli' home on East Spruce. I this afternoon by the special com-i H» had beln in a critical cohdl- i n^t^e of seven members which has tlon for a tiumber of days follow-ing lieen handling the exchanges af- a stroke suffered recently. ! fajl? during the holiday. ; The Rev. N. L. Vezie wlU conduct i The order was Issued after the the funeral service which Is to be exchange secretary. Ashbel Green, held in the Waugh funeral home had directed members and their of- tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. Burial Is to «ces to be ready to conduct business be made In Highland cen»eterj-. [tomorrow. , Mr. Mi-ers came from his native ' The exchange will oi«n Wedncs- state of Iowa with his parents 65,'day morning at 10 oclock, the usual years ago when he was 14 years old They settled on the old Swigert farm north of Tola and Uved there for ten years. Mr. Myers then came to lola and lived here from that time on. He was married to Miss May Noble In 1881. Her death occurred 11 years ago. hour. . It was announced that certain restrictions promulgated by the special committee during the period of suspension would remain in force. The restrictions applied principally to gold and foreign exchange. It was expected that trading in CROP LOAN DETAILS AT MEET Persons Interested Should Attend Session in LaHarpe. Any persons interested in learning details of how to|secure a, crop production loan from tile government, or in actually making application for one, should attend a meeting in the LaHarpe high stihool tomorrow at 8 p. m., Dan Braum. county farm agent said today. • Charles Steele, from the regional crop production loart office in St. Louis, will be present to, explain the matter. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the regular bi-monthly meeting of the short course class. Atchison Lomber Yard Bams. Atchison. Kas., Mar. 14. (AP)— The B. L. Brockett lumber company yards.were destroyed by a fire of undetermined origin here toda>. The loss of $5000 was covered by Insurance. tmring his residence in lola, Mr. (shares would be on a normal basis. Myers was known as a | • and was constantly engaged on I THEATER PAXic TAKES TOLL some mechanical project. For a number of years he operated a saw Twenty Trampled to Death In Me\i- rpxn on the Nebsho river. | can Movie House Fire. ' He leaves among his close rela- been elected on p. platform that declared for the repeal of the law of gravitation." "This measure nullifies the constitution of the United States," he said. Chief Border Product Guyer was interrupted by Lee (D., Mo.>, who asked sharply: "Isn't It. a fact that the chief product of your tiorder coimties of Kansas next to my district is making com liquor and selling it in Missoiui?" "NO." shouted Guyer. • "It is. I know it is." replied Lee. "It Is your chief product, your chief industry', and you know it, that liquor is made in your Kansas counties and sold in Missouri." Britten then began questioning Guyer. "Is liquor sold in Kansas?" he asked. "Yes, but murder can be committed in Kansas as in any place if people want to break ttws to do it." Lee then took the floor to renew his charges that Kansas border counties were selling "plenty of liquor in my state." "Why over in Crawford county," he said, "less than three years ago they were selling liquor in the Jail at the county seat." "That's not in my district," Guyer said. STATE ORDERS UTILITIES cut Hill and McMullen Direct Gas Fee be Cut to 35 Cent Top U.S. TO CONFER WITH MEMBERS ON JAP POLICY Any Action of League, However, Not Binding on Nation ' CLEAR OF BOYCOTT America Not to Be Involved in Coercive Measures Chicago, March 14. (AP)—Joseph Dubin, editor of Brewery Age, said today milliona of barrels of beer properly aged and having alcoholic content In conformity with the amended Volistead act would be available at retail within 24 hours after legalization. "There are 146 licensed near beer breweries," Dubln said. "These breweries have in storage from one to five million barrels of brew. To place this on sale would merely Involve a slight change in the de-al­ coholization process used now to produce near beer." CHINCH SERVICES FOR DEAF tives his son Forrest and a daughter Mrs. Patience Leedom, both of whom live in lola. He is survived also by two brothers, Wirt, of crhattanooga, Tenn., and Edward OL Richmond, <3alif.; and two sisters. Guadalajara, Mex., ^lar. 14. (AP) Forty-one persons were killed and 70 were; gravely injured last, night in a theater fire at the town of Ahualulco, not far from here. A high tension wire was short cir- Mrs. Mattie Symmes, and Mrs. Dru- 1 cuited causing a fire in the Hidalgo silla WUlett, both of Los Angeles. Pemvian Revolntionist a Snicide. Lima, Peru, Mar. 14. (AP)— Lt. Col. Gustavo Jiminez, leader of a series of revolts in Peru, committed smcide today, the government an- n()unced. theater wiiile a motion picture performance was in progress. The panic stricken audience stampeded for the doors ant} 20 were trampled to death. Twenty others were electrocuted when the wire dropped across a hand rail along the front of the gallery. Mass Meeting Wednesday Night Meeting for Silent People Held in Petrolia.. to Be A meeting will be held at 7:30 tomorrow night in the auditorium of the junior high school at the comer of East street and Oak which all the unemployed in lola are urged to attend. It is particularly urged that every man whet has registered with the local federal relief committee or who has received aid from, the welfare association be present. The primary purpose of the meeting will be to explain thoroughly and in detail the community garden project described in another column on this page so that everyone concerned may know exactly what It la aU about and what steps must be taken to get In on it. Aft^r the meeting there will be a registration of the names of all those who wish to have one of the plots fesslsneii to them. In addition to this. Angelo Scott, chairman of the county federal relief conlmittee, will take enough time to explain the whole.relief program that is in effect in AUen county at the present time. He will do his best, to answer before the entire group the multitude of questions that have been asked him individually regarding tiie system employed in connection with the West street road job. He will try to give a clear picture of the whole situation so that each person may know what he may look forwar dto and what he cannot look forward to. The purpose of the meetin«|is-to give out Information that mil be "^I Interest and importance to the unemployed. That is the reason a full attendance is desired. The Rev. A. O. Wilson, of Dallas, Tex.' will preach to the silent people In the Cities Service company hall, at Petrolia, Sunday afternoon, March 19, at 2:30. Deaf ladies will sing hymns In the sign language. The public Is Invited to attend. Mr. WUson is missionary to the deaf In the southern states imder the home mission board of the Southern Baptist headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Wilson was graduated from a school for the deaf in Sweden. •When he was 20 years old he came to the United States and went to Texas to work with his brother, in a tailoring business. 'While in this business, he studied the English language. IT Afterwards Mr. 'Wilson became a teacher. He taught for many years in the Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma schools for the deaf and was a Sunday school teacher of the deaf. Preachers urged him to Ije a preacher. He did so and was ordained as a minister by the South- em Baptist conference. At the request of the Southern Baptist headquarters, he resigned as teacher to preach to the silent people in the southern states. Topeka, Kas., Mar. M. (AP)—An order directing 12 <atlc« S(i7lce subsidiary distributing compruile.'* to revise their domestic rates on u basii of a 36-ccnt city gate rate lor 1,000 cubic feet of main line towp ixjrder iTos, Imitead of the present charge of 40 cents, was Issued late yesterday by the Kansas public service commission. The order, signed bj' only two members of the regulatory Ijody, Thurman Hill and Frank McMuI-, Ian, also ordered the companies to discontinue setting up on their books as an expense item payment.i made to the Henry L. Doherty company, under the l ^i management fee based on their gross revenue, xmtil proof is subiniiied to the commission "Justi.fying" the expenditures involved. Specifying that the new rates become effective April l5, the order, stated they should continue in ef- ,^ect for one year or until termination of an appeal by thie commission from the recent decision of a three- judge federal court which overturn-, ed the commission's order for 30,'cent gas. Unnsnal Procedure. Dispatches from Kansas Clt.,'; quoted Robert D. Garver, attorney for the Cities Service Gas company as terming the action, "an imhearri' of thing. "It's the same thing they tried to, do In another order," he said, "onl>- they tried to fix the rate at 30 cento and it was set aside by the court.' The two commissioners in a statement -said they, believed the order in accord with the modified opinion Issued by two of the three federal judges in passing upon the prev-ious. order. They added that the 35-cent rate would provide a retOm of approximately 6 per cent. While J. W. Oreenleaf, chairman of the commission was not in the city, his associates made public w statement he had prepared in the ixeui the order was issued. Nnlllfies Appeal. The statement said he iiadbeeii advised by counsel that issuance of an order fixing a rate different from the one now pending in the courts would "probably make inel- fective any appeal taken to the su-. preme court of the United States from the United States district court." It added "it no,coubt would have effect to destroy thr- constructive work already done by the commission at an enormous expense." Concerns to which the order was directed were: Wichita Gas company; Hutchln-' json Gas company; New-ton Gas company; Pittsburg Gas company; Girard Gas company: Winfield Natural Gas company; C^apital Gas & Electric company, Topeka; Wyandotte Gas company, Kansas City; Arkansas Valley Gas companv; Ar- Kans .TS City; Union PubUc Service company, serving 45 towns; Western Distributing company, serving 27 towns; the Tri-City Gas company, Kansas City, Mo.; Gas Service comi pany, Kansas caty. Mo., and the American Pipeline company, Bartr lesvUle, Okla. Better Brakes in Kansas. Topeka, Mar. 14. (AP)—A biU requiring vehicles operating over Kansas bigbways to be equipped •with brakes capable of stoi>plng the machine within a distance of 30 feet if the automobile is traveling at the rate of 20 miles an hoiu: was introduced today by the senate roads and highways committee. Washlj*ten, Mar. 14. ^ (AP)-^ momentoas decision of the new Roosevelt ai ^nistratlon finds the united States refusing to be bound by ,any action tliat is taken but agreeing to Join the League of Nations members in a discussion of what the world should do about Japanese miiltary inroads in north- em China. The state department diaclosett today that Hugh R. Wilson, minister to Switzerland, had been named to sit at the council table with tiie league's special advisoty committee on the undeclared war In the Fttr East and to participate in its acts, with two important reservations: The United States, a non -mrem- ber of the league, will not vote. It will not agree in advance to borw to the committee's decision, which I might call for an economic boycott or other coercive measures, "Presence of the United States in thl.s manner In llic. meetings of the committee will give an informative contact," said the department In making public Mh acceptance of tho lcaprue'3 Invitation to "cooperate," "It does not in any way impair the right of independence of Judg> mcnt and freedom of action of the United States. The representative of the United States cannot take any action binding this country. Speed Essential. "We believe that the problem calls for promptness and ac- curacj- in exchange of. information and \-lews; anil that the procedure thus suggested will contrtb^ ute toward the serving of •..t6e united States and of all other countries concerned." Even txlore the Roosevelt administration took office it approvedi> note to the league expresing jrett- eral accord with the action of XiuA agency in condemning Japan's military policy in Manchuria. As a result of the vote of condemnation. Japan withdrew frota the league 's assembly and since tben has pushed its military operatloiu southward to the great wall around China proper, only about 50 mites from the old Chinese capital of Peiplng. In naming a representative to sit with menii)ers of the league "as a practical measure toward facilitating effective cooperation," President Roosevelt and Secretary Hull w«ht farther in the matter of cooperation than their predecessors except 'on one occasion. One Representative Named. Early In the Manchurlan contra^ versy—more than a year ago—.the • United States named a representative to participate in the league's INCOME DEADLINE. TOMORROW Returns Mailed Before Midnight Wednesday StUI on Time. Washington, Mar. 14. (AP.>—The treasury will begin to know at nrid- night tomorrow how much money the new Income taxes are Ukely to bring In this year. At that hour, first returns on 1932 income become overdue. A return that is mailed by then is on time. Nothing has happened to cliange the rates established by the last congre-ss when It passed the "revenue pxt of 1932." That act;allows exemptions of $l ,ciOO for single and S2.500 for married men, plus $400 for each ctiild. ^ j. On the first UMO above the eX- emrtlohs, the federal levy Isj 4 jier cent; on all above that it IS 8 ti^r cent—and the addltlonial graduued surtax I begins with 1 per 'cent- at $S,000,! The tax can be paid in sum or quarterly council's discussions so far. as they embraced the Kellogg-Briahd antiwar treaty to which this nation is a signatory. The American note given out here today and handed to Sir Eric Drummond. secretary general of ttie League of Natloas, at Geneva yesterday by 'Wilson, said "the American government Is prepared to cooperate with the advisory committee in such manner as may be found appropriate and feasible." "As it is necessary that the American government exercise indepeiul- once of judgment with regant to proposals which may be made or action which the advlawy committee may recommend, ,it would spem that appointment 1^ It of a represe;itative to function as , a member of the committee would not be feasible. Participation HelpfoL , "However, Iselievlng that participation by a representative of this government in the deliberations of the committee would be helpful I am instructing the American minister to Switzerland, Mr, HUg^ R. Wilson, to be prepared so to participate, but without right to vote, U such participation is desired." The message was signed by Sed«- tary Hull. ' The United States will be the oqjy non-member working with the committee. It comprises Belgium. Canada, Colombia, Chechoslovakia, Tniace. Germany, Oreat Britam, (OuAtiB- mala, Hungary, Irish Free State, Italy, Mexico, Norway. Panama, Poland, Portugal, Spain. Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands and Turkey. "Wilson, an experienced career diplomat. Is 48, a native of Bvan- ston. ni., a Yale^nan, and has beeb, minister to Switzerland for six years. SOVIETS REI^SE BRITISH Six Arrested for Sabotage in Moscow. Freed Moscow, Mar. 14. (AP)— Six British subjects and 25 other emtdoyees of the British MetropoUtan-lckem electric company who were amated by the secret police were released from custody today butirere forbidden to leave Uoeocnr and wete. directed to report to the police every; day. The Helegratox 'Union sews agen* cy said there was an InvestitAtica of charges that the EngiishmeB ven participathig in sabotage 3BB to^tbe tntereita of tbe state.

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