Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on March 15, 1933 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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REGISTER : VOLUME XXXVI. No. 118. Successor to The loU Daily Beeuter, The lola Daily Record, and loU Daily Index. lOLA, KAS., WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 15, 1933. The Weekly Register. Established 1867. The lola Daily. Register, Established 1897. SIX PAGES BUCHANAN ANDHOYT NOMINATED OTHERS L\ COMMISSION RACE FALL FAR BEHIND FUNK ANDRUSSEL LEAD All School Board Candidates Advance to Election, However I J. D. Buchanan and Carol Hoyt were nominated for city finance commissioner by pluralities' far in Excess of the other five candidates as a result of the city and school district primary held In lola; yester- ; day. Buchanan led the pack with ' 684 votes." Hoyt, the Incumbent had 49C, and the others all less than 150. . ; Although marked preferences were sliown in the voting on candidates for the. .school board, all,six were automatically advanced to the eiec- ; tion since three vacancies are to be " filled and there must be two can( didates .for each office. Jess Benson and; Gene Harrison, primary candidates for' treasurer of the , board, will also face each other at the election. Benson received 904 votes to Harrison's 548. Third in the race for city finance ,„ . , commissioner was F. B. Murdoch. I ^ "^^^"'^ ^ national meeting of th<; . long-time resident of Tola who polled Farm :' Holiday association which 145 votes. Following him came Mil- I was in session in that city Sunday ford Langley. the first candidate to ' Mondav and Tuesday announce, with 102. E. D. Shields ' was" fifth with 36 votes and R. I. DAY OF CO VOTE AND WOLF NOT GONE YET The belief that coyotes and wolves are i practically exterml- natfd in Allen county and that they now inhabit only sparsely populated districts of the West Is beginning to be jarred from the minds of citizens in tills area. T^vo wolves have been run dov/n by dogs or shot wilU rifles in the week or two, and today John ScovUle and Nate Sin- L -lalr reported" that their pack had ch :i .setj and killed a coyot« so\; of Colony late j-cstcr- rtay. \ The two jmen furthermore offer to lake their dogs to any snot in the county or surround- itiS country where one of the animals has been seen If they arc notified immediately after th& animal has bean stwtted. They say that their dogs can pick up a scent as much as two hours old, and that any person wanting to have them hunt on his property should call Poster's grocery store in East Io:a. NEW UPTOWN SET TO OPEN ON THURSDAY MEN WORKING NIGHT AND DAY ON FINAL TOirCHES COMPLETELY ALTERED DELEGATES NOT REVOLUTIONARY lolans Report on Farm Holiday ^Convention in Des Moines i ! Mr. OlUe Sutherland'and Mr. S. IM. Knox returned yesterday from I Des Moines. "Iowa, where they went They report that the meeting was , ^ . „ , . J , i most interesting and impressive. Mather and O. W. Holmes tied for rj.^^^^. ^.^^^ j^^^ Moines rather last with 67 votes each. ^ cxoecting to encounter a lot of rad- Fnnk Leads on Board. i icals. perhaps even Reds, and by no means conrtnced that anything would be proposed to which they would agree. They were agreeably surprised, therefore, to find the 150 :If the vote at the election follows the same trend it did in the "pri- i • njary. Charles Funk. C. E. Russell, i aind J. O. Allen' will be elected to • Marr Building Made Into Comfortable, Modern Movie Theater Tornado Whips Through Tennessee and Kentucky Twisting March Wind Strikes Early Last Night, Mowing Down Houses and Trees Through Nashville, Harroi gate.'Jellico, and Kingsport in Tennessee. | the school board. They ranked in delegates" from the'17 states repre- 'tfv^ v°n?««r' Q ^ nnH -fil T 'r'f,?- i rented at the meeting to be conserv- ,,ftv«y of 861, -93.and .63. J.^C^Llt-;jjti,.p; i^^^^^ citizens, v^lth no 'If"' Stephen..on. and C. C. , t^ou ^ht of "revolution" In their "i' '.o? "'"^ '''"^ ^•°"^-"'imind.s but sincerely striving to find of 74 . 639. and 587. o„t for the farmers who are >-e.sterday was light. A to-; distress by reason of low prices. :tnl of 1665 votes wn.s cast considt-r- ^fter protracted discussion the con- ?olr "S.^" ^''T'"''^ f,^^^V,^1 'Mn finally reached was that a .^31. The number cast in the last ..p^rm Holiday" offered the only 'Ctty primary- at which Mayor Har-,,oi„tion ..p^rm Holiday" is mon Hobart was nominated a year, ^p^nt Just this: That beginning at ago was 1960. ;a cmoin d.-itc to be uldely an- Varlous cau.«-es accounted for the nounced in advance, farmers in evr right^ ballot. Chief among them wa.s ; pry state in the union would refuse tho dbturbed financial condition ;deliver in any market any farm •which had held the attention of i product at a price less than cost of :Voters to the exclusion of politics., production, this cost of production : Another factor, was that in realitv;jo ^e determined by figures in the there was but one race to be dccid- ; Dnpartment of Agriculture at Washed— that of finance commissioner. A ; ington in the case of each commod- Wustery March day also helped to i rjv. . The present understanding Is . keep many voters within doors. ' -hat this] holidav vnU be set to begin ; Indicative of the licht vote was^;Mav 3—provided the prices of farm the early hour at which the election products have not shown any ma- boards completed their counting. J^grial gain prior to that date. The first to report. naturaUy. was ; Atrainst Allotment Plan the school district board, which had i , to tabulate the results, marked on , ^ ^Ir- Sutherland and Mr. Knox • onlv 18 ballots. Next came the sec-.''bought from this meeting two or ond ward followed bv Wards 5. 3. 1. 'three very interestmg items of in- and 4. The last vote was counted •shortly before 10 p. m. The vote by.-wiirds. according to the official figures: Finance Commissioner. 12 3 4 5 6SD formation. For one . thing they found there was no sentiment in the meeting at all for the allotment plan which has been understood to have the approval of President Roosevelt. Neither is there any sentiment in favor of the Govem- and thus reduce the surpluses on hand, another scheme that is said to have the approval of President Roosevelt. The farmers believe that plan was "frogged-up" by . the In- ernment to pay them rent for farms they have taken under foreclosure. Still another bit of information the Allen county men picked up was to the effect that the appointment of Henry A. Wallace as secretary of agriculture in the Roosevelt cabinet, is by no means popular in Iowa. JThe folks up there who know him GIRL RESERVES HOLD MEETING rcrre.rd him as a light-weight, nighty i and ill-balanced. Buchanan 139 95 136 160- 103 51 Holmes ' 19 10 8 12 11 7 Hoyt 109 65 •76 200 22 24 • Langley 13 21 31 12 7 18 Mather 24 15 5 11 4 8 -Murdoch 28 15 39 33 11 19 Shields ' 40 8 9 18 8 3 School Board. Allen 153 119 140 163 aa 92 8 Funk 217 108 143 236 78 69 10 Hlte 136 72 83 182 65 44 5 Llttrell 186 94 144 216 47 4T 7 Russell 177 97 142 250 64 50 13 Steph'son 138 105 94 184 58 54 6 School Board Treasurer. Benson 215 125 154 243 81 74 12 Harrison 115 78 94 157 61 39 4 Ill-Y Also Convenes at Senior Iliffh Yesterday Morning. , 'At the G. R. Meeting In the high s<;hool yesterday. Amber Stohaker led the devotionals. and E\'clln An- »t:-1m discussed the March theme. "'".Saturn." Talks on different phases of the subject, "Can we change • our faces?" were given by the following girls: Helen Bartiett. Nelle, Clene Cimimins. Man- Dean Brainard. Louise Abts. and Reglna Stelm- el. Group singing was led by Barbara Seay; , i During the same time, the Rev. E. V. Howland talked to the Hi-Y boys Cn the subject of vocations. He was , Ihtrbduced by Melvin Hayes. WEATHER and ROADS , FOR KANSAS— Increasing clond- ajaess and warmer tonight: Thursday nnsettled possibly with showers and wanner in east portion.; * For lola and Vicinity—Increasing H'loudiness tonight; Thursday unsettled possibly with showers; wanner. ^ Temperature—Highest yesterday: ^9: lowest last night 27; normal for .today-44; excess yesterday 9; excess ^Ince January 1st, 504 degrees: this date last year—highest 66; lowest 38. Precipitation for the 24 hours 'ending at 7 a. m. today 0; total for this year to date. 3.90: deficiency jsjlnce January 1st. ,18 inch, i • Relative humidity at 7 a. m. today I, $2 per cent; baroriieter reduced to «ea level. 30.32 inches. !: Sun rises 6:33 a. m.;' sets 6:29 :p. m. .' I Kansaa Weather and Dirt Roads. !• Emporia. Manhattan, Ottawa. iJCoffeyville, Topeka, Pittsburg. Ar- Ijcansas City, Wichita, Salina, clear, roads good. Milo Reno to lola. A.s one. result of the attendance of Mr: Sutherland and Mr. Knox at the Des Moines meeting, a meeting will be held [in lola March 21, at which Mr. Milo Reno, the national president ofi the Farm Holiday- as- .sociationi will be the . principal speaker. Tlie meeting will be held in Memorial hall at 2 o'clock p. m., and everybody.—farmers, merchants, working men,—Ls Invited to attend. FORMER lOLAN DIES Death Calls Henry E. Temple at His Home in Bartlesville B.irtlesvine Enterprise: Henry Edwnrd Temple, who was 85 years old last Saturday, died at the home of his daughter, ^0•s. Nellie Barthel- cmy. 519 East Third. street. Monday morning at 7:30 o'clock. Mr. Temple was bom near ChiUicothe, Mo., on March 11. 1»48 and he came to Bartlesville' in January 1908. Besides Mrs. Barthelemy he is survived bv three other daughters, Mrs. Laura Niman of Kansas City, Mo., .Mrs. Linnie; Nunnally and Mrs. Mary Ha51. both of Bartlesville. Funeral sen-ices will probably be held at the McCallister funeral home Wednesday afternoon. From there the body will be taken to Bronson. Kas., where it will be buried Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock beside that of his wife who died February 18th I91I. Mr. Temple was a charter member of the Royal Neighbors at Bronson, which was one of the first chapters to be organized. Skilled workmen laboring day and night are rapidly putting the finishing touches on the new Uptown theater which is scheduled to have Its gala opening tomorrow night with two performances of Kate Smith, radio favorite, in "Hello Everybody." ; i Supervising aiid directing the work Is E. VanHynlng, former operator of the Kelley theater and manager of the new enterprise. For the past several weeks he has been on the job to see that the Marr building on Ea3t Madison is remodeled! to suit the piUTJOse of the new movie. And after scanning the insults of the construction work he said today that he believed everything Would be In readiness for the show which is to start at 7:13 p. m. tomorrow. The interior of the bUildtog has been completely altered, so much so that the hundreds who. are expected to flock to the theater tomorrow will scarcely recognize it as having once been a garage and later a retail store. A Sloping Floor. The floor has been graded so that it slopes from north to south, affording patrons who sit farthest from the stage which i^ in the south end of the building no difficulty in seeing the screen. The floor is made of concrete with recessed aisles to permit carpets to be laid flush with the rest of the floor. The seats are the same as those used In the Kelley theater, except that they have been equipped with new spring folding sections and are freshly painted. The scheme of interior decoration is oneAof pleasing simplicity. The walls are done in mottled plaster of soft tan with an Ivory wax polish. The celling is surfaced with special material arranged in such a way as to permit the utmost in accoustical quahties. The lobby is done in combinatioias of tan plaster applied with vertical strokes. It is finished also with an ivory wax polish with touches of gold which blend harmoniously. Woodwork in the theater iSdone in grey, silver, and black. New Sound .^pparatns. A soimd engineer sent especially from the R. C. A. laboratories directed the installation of (entirely new R. C. A. "High Fidelity" sound and projection equipment. In external appearance, and to the layman's eyes, the apparatus ls;not much different from other earlier Installations, but the equipment Is of the latest design and will give the best reproduction of sound and shadow which is available. Mr. VanHynlng, commenting on his new project, said todajy that he wanted it imderstood that he is making no clahns to haying a movie "palace" in the Uptown theater. "This has been done in keeping with the times," he said, "and I don't want anybody to get the idea that I am spending huge sums ot money on the theater. "But it is a theater which will be comfortable, restful, pleasing to the eye, and the equipmeiit which we have will be right on a plane with the pictures we will show." A few of the headllners already booked by Mr. VanHynlng are "State Fair," Mae West in "She Done Him Wrong," "Sign of the Cross." which will open on Easter Sunday; "Cavalcade," "King Kong," "Grey Jasper."' Our Betters." and "Topaze." The theater will seat 593 persons, the majority on the ground floor. Balcony seats will be provided for colored patrons. NashvUle, Tenn.. Mar. 15. (AP).— A mad March tornado lashed the Tennessee-Kentucky border from the Mississippi to the Cumberlands last night and left behind It 34 known dead, more than 200 Injured and property damage estimated above a million dollars. The twister struck early ill the; night after preliminary blows at the Arkansas and Missouri side of the Mississippi and mbwed a- path of destruction from the valley to the mountains through Nashville, Harrogate, Jelllco and Kingsport, Tenn., touching many small villages oii the way. Throughout the night and torly today, the list of dead and injured grew as reports trickled in from the nu-al communities over cripjded communication lines. Nashville, a city of more than 150,000 and the Tennessee capital, felt the full force of the storm as the driving winds dipped over a fringe of hills and cut across the easier portion of the community, blowmg over houses, damaging buildings, uprooting trees and littering the streets with debris. At least eight were killed here. Lights over the city were snapped FARM AID PLAN EXPECTED SI Roosevelt to Present His Proposals to Congress for Jobless Also I. O, O. F. INSTALLS CLUB ROOM Recreational Facilities Provided HaJI on West Madison. at Walter Maudlin, noble grand of the local I. O. O. P., announced today the completion of a club room In the lodge hall on West Madison opposite the city hall. The room, a part of the large space occupied by the lodge, has been equipped with a pool table, a billiard table, a "Rain-Shine" baseball game, and provision made for card and checker games. Additional furniture has been moved in to make the room a comfortable lounge for members of the organization. The club room was made possible by the efforts of the encampment branch and the subordinate lodge, but all three branches will be enr titled to the privileges; of the room. Officers have been elected to govern the use of the club room and to regulat? any other matters which may arise. The officers are Roscoe Hess, president; Caleb Anderson, secretary-treaisurer; and Walter Hamilton, manager. Mr, Temple -KTXI be remembered by many persons in lola and Allen county who remembered him during his 22 j-ears of residence in this community a niunber of years aso. Joint Assembly Held. Members of the, junior coUege student body preserited a program m a joint assembly this morning of high school and college people. Rose Prantz announced the program which consisted of devotionals by Ruth Moffat, vocal solo by Bose Dreber, accompanied by Virginia Flnley, and a reading ^ Esther Qitchcodc Washington, Mar. 15. (AP)— President Roosevelt wIU send messages to congress probably tomorrow on emergency farm and unemployment measiu-es for immediate action. The employment program calls for recruiting of the idle in the cities for immediate work on reforestation In all sections of the country. The farm plan will be a one-year cxi^erimental proposition looking to acreace control with a view to increasing the value of farm products. Democratic leaders at the.capltol have given the president assurances that the great party maJoriUes in both branches will work for expeditious enactment of both proposals. First, however, they made«plain that the concentration is on getting the' economy and beer bills—both in the senate—to him for sig- ! nature. May Vote Today. The senate may vote late today on the economy authority for the president, and next on the 35 beer bill passed late yesterday by the house. Under the latest farm relief plan, the bill does not; Include price fixing. It does make provision for leasing on a broad scale of marginal lands to take them out of production. Principles of the domestic allotment bill have been abandoned in favor of the new measiuie. As for the cotton crop, the features of the ill-fated Smith biU of In-st session will be retained in the new bill to some extent. The president believes 200.000 men can be put to work within three or four weeks on an all-j-'ear basis on his reforestation proposal. He has Lewis Douglas, director of the budget,, at work seeking to get, the liunds for this proposition as far as possible from imexpended balances of appropriations made for other government work. Mr. Roosevelt regards the farm and unemployment measures as on the constructive side of hta emergency program. He feels that if anything is to be accomplished to help farmers now, action must be taken by congress before this year's crops arc put In the ground. Tlierefore, he believes It imperative that the farm bill go through before April. His plans for reducing production of farm commodities go hand in hand with his ideas for an mtenm- tional agreement on wheat production. It was at the White House that the! president has already undertaken unofficially steps to bring about a world agreement for control of wheat production, and Is not waiting for the world economic conference. He conferred recently In New York ^-ith the minister rrom Can- ad.i, and it Ls beUeved that subject was taken up then. The matter of limiting production will be piirsued actively through diplomatic channels and at the world economic conference. The administration feels that such an agreement among the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Russia, and the Balkans, the principal wheat surplus producing nations, would stabilize and raise the world price of this Inyportant str.plc product. out as power lines fell. Ambulances drove through uncertain streets to talte some 100 or more injuifed to hospitals where physicians had to work for a time with imprjavised Illumination. ! Scores of buildings in east Nashville were leveled and the National Guard was called out to preserve order. Rescue workers with flashlights picked their way over tree^ and through debris in the hunt for the dead and Injured. Two 1 negro churches and a school were wijecked. First reports of storm damage came from northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri. Heavy djamage ;was reported at CaruthersviUe and iKennett. j Then the storm headed eastward and whipped into middle Tennessee and 'on across the state. The little town of Pruden in the coal mine country reported eight dead. In Kingsport, east Tennessee hidiistrlal center, six were ; killed and 'iJellico suffered heavy damage. i Holton, Antras, Eagan, Clalrfleld, Valley Creek, Fonds, Newcomb, Wooldridge and Proctor all in' the upper Tennessee country, were hit. Damage at Jelllco was estlma,ted at more than $100,000 and in the' Clear Fork valley above $500,000. i The storm winds also reached into! the blue grass country and there was' hall In its wake as it spent Itfe force apparently against the east "n^nnes- see moimtalns. There were d|ead at OswoTO. Harrogate, Mill Poliit and at Bellwood in the Tennessee storm area. Relief forces were organized iquick- ly and the rescue work was pushed to the utmost as daylight lieared. The Red Cross went Into action here immediately and all policemen, firemen and city forces were ordered on dutv in the stricken section of east Nashville. The population of the section stricken hardest by the tornado is preponderantly white. j tASH POURS INTO BANKS OPE|TODAY BOTH IOLIA DEPOSIT- ORIES D^ING NOR­ MAL BUSINESS NO BIG WITHDRAWALS Depositors Show Confidence in Institutions After Holiday Money flowed Into both lola banks today when they resumed normal business transactions following the national holiday period. Bankers could not name definite amounts but said that disposits "greatly exceeded" withdrawals. *Iost of the ; money which came imder receiving' tellers wickets wai from customers I who had been im- able to make their regular deposits due to the holiday. Many persons who were paid by check for the first time since the cessation of activities left the checks on deposit. Not a single ^usual reqtiest for withdrawal was made, the banks reported. The 01 Jy money paid out was to persons who wanted it for their usual dailj' needs. Apparently every depositor of both banks had lost whatever fe ir he may have had and is now reposing the utmost confidence In the security of the local Institutions. . One of the two other banks In Allen county, the Humboldt bank, also reopened this morning. It was imderstood, however, that the bank in LaHarpe did]not reopen. Efforts on the part of "The Register to communicate with Officials of that bank proved futile, biJt it was felt that depositors need have no misgivings concerning the sound position of the bank. It was sa^id that the bank did not reopen today because specific instructions had not been received. *al De ^Msits Increase In i .lection with the recent James T. Hopewell Wnmbk Due ^^'f • Pn ^n^stf C- O. Bollln- to Boms Received in County Poor Home Fire ! SECOND VICTIM IS DEAD I>e?.th claimed a .second .Victim 0/ the fire which destroyed th'^ cotmty home for the poor last week wlien J.imos T. HopewTlI succ imbc-'I In St.. John's hospital yesterdajy. due physicians said, to burns and .shock. Si.ssbn Teahbault. the other pctin; of the fire, never left the buiiains aXivc. V.'hen Mr. Hopewell was received a:t the hospital attendants said his burns were not serious, but w-inins; strength due to his advanced ^ge was insufficient to enable him to recover. He was 88 years old. Tne funeral will be held in the Wauq-h funeral home tomorrjow at 10-30 a. m., conducted by the Rev. W. E. Van Patten, pastor of th Ti Mr. Hopewell is to be made in Highland cemeterj-. Mr. Hopewell was bom in. Ciay coimty. Mb., and had lived in' Alleii county for the last 13 years, coming here with Mrs. Hopewell who died ii> 1922. !He leaves two slstcri, Mr .3 George Corn, Oscaloosa, and Mrs George Garrett, McCloutU. I ger revealed today that deposits in postal saving alccoimts had Increased ^markedly during the holiday, during which the authorities were at liberty to aci:ept deposits Snd allow withdrawals. He said that a considerable sum had been deposited by numbers of indHlduals, and that several large amounts had been deposited in the form of gold certificates. He also said that a number of the old size, large bills had been received. lola merchants reported that with the resumption, of banking in lola. CONGRESSMEN Ai >JOCRN TO DIRECT SMOkEATERS The courthouse congress, was adjourned rather unexpectedly this morning when the speaker, pro tempore noticed the lola fire department pump truck pull up in front of the former Coutant building on the southwest. corner of the sqtiare. The members left their seals , in the sun and hastened to su- pcr^-ise the work of'the department in extinguishing B . blase of x'.nknown origin in an unoccupied room adjoining the law offices of J. M. Lamer. Smoke was issuing in considerable quBTititics from the roof of the building and around the. edges of the roof, giving rise to the thought among some ' of the members of the house that they might l>e entertained lor some time. Quick work with axes and chemicals, however; extinguished the flames, and membei-s of both house and senate returned to their deliberations. BEER BILL NEAR FINAL APPROVAL j Senate Finance Committee Reports Measure Favorably Washington, Mar. 15. (AP)—The house beer bill neared final congressional approval today w'ith a favorable report from the senate finance committee. The only change made in the house bill was an amendment to legalize wine and .fruit juices of 3.2 per cent alcoholic content, which is the same limitation as will apply to beer. Heeding President Roosevelt's request for swift action on the beer legislation, the committee approved the bil) without a record vote after less than an hour's consideration in executive session. Chairman Harrison said the beer measure would be culled up in tin; senate Immediately afttr the pending economy bill which he predicted would be passed today. This would permit the senate to begin debate tomorrow on the beer measure under a schedule which congressional leaders predicted would send the measure to the White House by the end of the week. The measure would become effective 15 days after President' Roosevelt's signature. The beer bUl is. the third step In President Roosevelt's emergency program and forms an Important part in the Democratic plans for balancing the budget. Senate leaders are confident of an overwhelming majority for the bOl. The biU will have to go back to the house if approved by the sen- business had increased to some ex-. tent, although not to any great de-1 "^^ reported today be- gree. They exlpressed the opinion that business tills week-end will exceed consideraljily the transactions during the two preceeding weekends. One merchant said that his •nfK-^TMh ^^i^r 'ihri of U -h.-^ I business had increased dming the H. A. PROGR.^'VI O.V TO-VIGHT Songs, Readings, and Pageantjto Be Given in Hall at 8 p. m; SEATS OPEN AFTER g:l5 Reservations Ctood Only Until "tbsA Time for CoUege Play. Reserved seats for the college play, "Mignonette" tomorrow evening in the high school anditorium will be held only untU 8:15, Mrs. A. E. Garrison, director Of the play, said this morning. At that time, all seats imoccupied will be thrown open to anyone who was unable to secure a reserved seat.; Though admission to the play is free, a sOver offering will fee taken to defray expexuet.! The annual young people's program of i the : Salvation Armj; will be given tonight at 8 o'clock hi the Salvation Army hall. The public cordially invited to attend. The program will Include songs, readings, instrumental musical numbers, and recitations by Beulah and Marie Farrar, Tony and Jimmie Dov.'ell, Amos Huskey, Dan Ramey (TTxe Ore Mari Band), Paul Howell. Mindy Huskty, and Benjamin Caler. It will also be featured by a pageant, "Nearer My God to Thee," by Commandant Bo«Tnan, Lou Butler, and Leonore Huskey ind a recltatlcn, "Somebody's Mother," which will be participated In by Adjutant Couch, Mrs. Mary Oldo, and Louis Atzbach, ed to the people after seeing the orderly way in which banks over the entire country iwere resuming their normal functions. Purchases of seasonal merchandise have also increased, it was said. Topeka, Mar. 15. (AP).—Hundreds more of the Kansas banks reopened for business today as a spirit of confidence superseided the imcertainty which resulted! in the presidential and gubernatorial orders restricting and suspending their activities more than a week ago. State banking authorities said this morning they had no defhiite hifor- matlon relativ^ to the nimiber of banks in Karjsas which resumed business this morning, but H. W. Koeneke, state bank commissioner, said that so far, as he knew only ten or a dozen state banks had not reopened. He said he did not know how many national banks In Kansas had not received licenses authorizing them to reopen. There are 604 state banks and cause of the wine amendment, but senate leaders believed'it likely the house would accept this change without sending the measure to conference. The bill would legalize the manufacture and sale of 3.2 per cent beer by weight in states which do not have local laws prohibiting it. A tax of $5 a barrel would be Imposed and brewers would pay $1000 license annually. BEARS FLEE AS MARKET PRICES RISE STOCKS BOOM HIGH WHEN TRADING IS RESUMED MAXIMUM JUMP OF $14 Transations in Greater Volume than Since Last Year .MO. PAC. LINES UNPROFITABLE Company May Abandon Mound City-LeRoy Railroad. trust companies and 216 national Betty I banks in Kansas. Seventy banks in 11 cities having recognized clearing house associations reopened yester-, day. Authority for reopening of. Returns May Be Late But Interest DANCER TO FURNISH .HUSIC. ' Original Elks' Dance Orchestra Unable to Fill Engagement. Music for the St. Patrick's day dance Friday being sponsored by the lola B. P. O. E.. will bo furnished by Prank Dancer and his band I instead of by Johnny Hartung, members of the committee \n charge announced today. 'The latter orchestra announced i unexpectedly, that they would ndt be able to fill the date. The dance is to be held in the lodge rooms and Is open to any person securing" an invitation ifrom a member of the lodge. Thej admission pripe will loe 75 cents. Shoe. Department to Open. D. A. McDonald will formally open his newi shoe department In the Leader mercantile compan)f's store tomorrow. The last shipment of the new spring women's shoes which compose j bis stock was recelyed yesterday and is being placed vpon the shelves today. The department will handle! ladies shoes only. This type of shoe j store, Mr. McDonald says, is becoming more and more popular throughout the cotmtry anld many of the Ibest ladies' rBadyjto -wear shops inj the larger cities now have shoe deplartments in connection. M'. McDonald has been In the shoo business! ^ ^^^^ ^'^'^ nearbJy towns for many years and is very [familiar with thei type of footwear ifhich he wm banidle. Washington, Mar. 15. (AP)—The Missouri Pacific Railway company today asked the interstate commerce commission to permit it to abandon 137 miles of its lines in Kansas. The road to be abandoned is divided into two segments, one a 47- mile line from Mound City to LeRoy and the other 90 miles from Fort Scott to Lomax. The. Mound CIty-LeRoy line, known as the Madison branch, has been losing $50,000 a year and the Fort Scott-Lomax Une $100,000 a year. The appUcation says highway development in the territory has made the raih-oad vlrtuaUy unnecessary. JOKER IN INCOME T.\X RUXE state banks in conformity with resumption of business by national banks under license was given by Governor Alf M. Landon and Bank Commissioner Koeneke in a blanket order issued several days ago. Bank Commissioner Koeneke said the ten or a. dozen state banks which did not reopen today remained closed pending reorganization. Reports from the 11 cities where baiiking business was resumed yesterday showed a revival of confidence, with deposits far in excess of withdrawals. Will Be CharscJ. ECONOMY BILL VOTE TONIGHT So Lon^-ninded Debate to Hinder Pa.ssage of'Measure. Washington, Ma;;.. 15. CAP)—A bar against long-winded debate today promised senate afjproval of President Roosevelt's 500 million dollar economy bill before adjournment tonight. ) P.-'ssage was taken for granted by leaders of both parties. The Democrats in caucus bound themselves to vote for the bill; leading Republi- car,s said they would support it since it was advanced as something that would maintain the credit of the government. Com Acreage Smaller. Washington, Mar. 15. (AP)—The department of agriculture annotmced today this year's com acreage for harvest would be 3£ per cent smaller than the harvested acreage of last year, based on farmers Intentions as of March L Washington,^ Mar. 15. (AP)— There's a joker, even though a mili one, In the treasury order giving until March 31 Instead of midnight tonight for the filing of Income tax returns. The minor catch is that each of the 4 million taxpayers must add 6 per cent interest for the 16 days If he sends in his check the last day of this month. Treasury officials hoped that under the new billion dollar revenue bill income tax payments in March would amoimt to 300 million dollars or more against the 180 million dollars collected in February. Adjournment Postponed. Topeka, Mar. 15. (AP)—Plan^ for the winding up of the work ol the biennial session of the legislature this week-end were abandoned today with the house adoption of a resolution fixing midnight next Tuesday as the deadline for coii- sideration of all bills. Majority floOr leader Ckrwden informed the house the senate would agree to the Tuesday midnight deadline. Cord Commands Air Corporation. New York, Mar. 15. (AP)—Richard P. Hoyt, and other New York banking representatives, today an­ notmced their resignations from the management of Avlai &on cbrpork- tion, leaving E. L. Cord, Chicago automobile manufacturer, in a dozb- inant position in the company, aaja sequel to his proxy fight for contttol last autumn. New York, Mar. 15. (AP)—Push- ii'.g scores of stocks $2 to more than S14 a share higher, WaU Street did Us best to give the country a vote of confidence today as trading In security markets was resumed after the bp.nklng holiday. United States government loans made the almost imprecederited gAlns of $10 to $50 per $1,000 obU- g,itIon. The general bond markec was stronr. though trading wai comparatively quiet, In contrast to stocks. ';Not all the big commodity mar- ke.ts were doing business, but those that v.-ere open, including sugar, ccntri'outed to the broad uplift of financial spirits. ,Sh.iiies the Highlight Shares, hov.-ever, provided the Wg spectacle. Opening $1 to $7 abovt; the closing prices of March 3, tha market idled for a while, then s\vcopc-d upward in one of the sironsest rallies seen in the past few ygars. Covering shorts hnvc contributed part of Uie Im- p(;tus, though commission houses re- iwrted much buying from other sources. "Beer" stocks boosted by passage of the CuUon bill, were star performers, showing maximum gains of $3 to $10, numbers of mlsoel- h'ini.ou.'-, Lssues, including many of tl'io market's favorites, climbed $6 to $8. ':Tlie d()Ilar's position weakened .somewhat against gold cturendM ot Europe but strength of the bond nTs .rket suggested that WaU Street, at least, had little fear of Inflatloo lu this country. ijloc^ts maintained their strengUi to the close and finished at the hiij'hs. Final, prices were not recorded by the tape until several minutes after 3 o'clock, so heavy wC.'s the' volume. Closing quotations, with net gains, of '16;^ ding issues Included: NorfoUt &• Western Railway $130, up $16; Union Pacific $30.25, up $11.12; Santa Fe Railway $46, up $7.75; United Stjites Steel common $32 .12, up 55^7; U. S. Steel preferred $66 .25, up 51(1.25. Buying swept through the market in the first haU hour with transactio-u., of 1.000 to 6,000 shares, and prices of leaders soared from $1 to more than $6 a share. Bears were ci-ushed under the weight of buying, and struggled to extricate themselves. .. ' .American Telephone, ex -dlvldend rose to $103 in the first half hour, up $5.37; U. S. Steel, above $29, up more than $3; Pennsylvania Ball- road, above $17, up more than 93; American Can, $58, up man than $3.; General Motors, above $12, a gain of over $1.50; Anaconda, $8. a gain of $2; International Harvester, close to $20, a gain of $3; Union Pacific, $74 up about $5; Allied Chemical, close to $83, a gain of more than $5; Montgbmery Ward, aix >ve $12, and up close to $2; I^ev •york Central, above $18, up $3i0; C^m Products, up more than $6 to above $55. The so-called wet stocks boomed. Owens Illinois Glass, a leading bottle, manufacturer, shot up more than $a to above $40. National DlstUleni rose about $3 to above $23. Crown Cork rose more than $4 to atx>Te $20. Ooca c^la, after sagging a . few cents, however, regained ita loss, ; Stocks calculated to benefit from Tiaipg prices of raw staples, as Indicated by strength of spot marketa recently, also pushed up. American Sugar Hcfinhig rose more than $4 to close to $30; Anaconda Copper rosi! $2 to a price of $8; South Porto Rico Sugar, up $3 to $21; Kenne? cotr, rose $2 to close to $10; International Har\-ester rose $3 to close tp S20; J. I.^ Case rose about $4 to above $40. ^••Kew York City bonk and trust company stocks were, irregularly l&wer. ..I'umover on the stoct exehanga in the first half hour approximated 540,000 shares. This compared wltl» 150,000 shares for the same period oh March 3. STOLEN JEWELRY RECOVEBEO Oems Belonging to Grace Moon Among Those Foand| by Police. ; Miami Beach, Fla., Jtor. 15. (AP) Police Chief Robert Tianey announced stolen jewelry valued at % million dollars had been recovered with the arrest of Harry Sldmor, '38, of New York City. Included among the recovered loot were gems with an estimated value of $81,000, stolen from the hot«I room of <3race Moore, operatic singer, last month, while she and her husband were swimming. More In Than Out. V Arkansas CJlty, Kas., Mar. 15. (AP) A customer'was sitting in front ot one of Arkansas City's three hanks vith $2,400 to deposit when the Institutions reopened jforJnuliMai.this morning. Bankers reported tlU^f.^a^ pd^ were far in eseetttf of '«tw< drwrals.

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