Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on March 18, 1933 · Page 1
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IJ U l" i » VOLUME XXXVI. No. 121. Successor to The lola Daily Register, The lola Dailj- Record, and lola Daily Index. lOLA, KAS., SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 18, 1933. The Weekly Register, Esubliahad' 1867. The lola Daily RegUter, Esublished 1897. FOUR PA6ES INJURIES PROVE FATAL TO AGED FRANK GOYEHE Elsmore Banker Sucr eumbs as Result of Auto Crash WELL KNOWN MAN Veteran of Ci^ii War a Prominent Man for Many Years" As forecast In yesterday'.s Regis- tor reporting the automobile accident .which occurred to Mr. Frank Goyeiic of Elsmore on U. S. 54 a .short distance thLs side of LaHarpe. the injuries received by the aged banker proved fatal and he died at St. John's ho-spital during the night. (. The body ha.s been taken to his liome in ELsmore where the funeral sendees will be held fit (wo o'clock on Monday. Prank Goyette was bom in Canada on the thirteenth of September. 1846. When five years of age the family came to the United State-s. locating at ICankakee. 111. The family; was in limited circiim- .stances and their children could have but meager educational privileges, but Frank Goyette: was diligent and ambitious and : by night study equipped himself with a fair, practical education. When 17 years of age. Mr. Goyette enlisted as a volunteer in Company G. 138th IlUnols infantry, with which he served until the end of the Civil war. ' Returning home, ho worked on.the farm with his FATHER SLAYS CHILDREN AND HIMSELF. Philadelphia, Mar. 18. (AP)— Gilbert Friend, 28-year-old railway mall clerk of Plant City, Fla., and his three young children were found shot to deatli today at the grave of his wife in suburban Upper Darby. The bodies of the children lay close together on the mother's grave, a blanket covering all but their heads. Each had been shot through the heart, and Friend, a bullet wound In his head, lay beside them with t pistol nearby. The children were Robert, 8; Helen, 6. and Kenneth, 7 months. The tragedy apparently occurred about midnight, police said. Friend's wife, Marianne. 26, died January 5. The chlldrew were brought here a week ago. The na"mes of all three children and Friend were found inscribed on the headstone of the wife's grave. A note found in Friend's car read: "I must go to Join her whom we love so greatly. I do as I believe right about our children, considering the fact that I must go. May God forgive me if I be wrong." SENATE STARTS INVESTIGATION OF HILL RECORD F. J. Oyler One of Five Probing at Coniinission- er's Own Request P. S. C. INTO HISTORY Joan Crawford Cool to Her Estranged Husband New Corporation Com^ mission Includes Hoch and Greenleaf GANGSTER IVIETHODS EXPOSED Former Convict Tells Tricks of the Trade at City HalL Police court in city hall was filled to capacity last night, not by violators of the law but by merchants, business men, and others seeking to learn how to cope with criminals. A. W. Dittmore. admittedly a former gangster, convict, and secret service agent, gave a lecture and demonstration of things not to do, and some things to do, when confronted by armed men intent on "your money or your life." He addressed a large part of his remarks father for five years and then rent-i to members of the city police force, cd a tract of land on his own ac- | giving them instructions in how to count. After five years more, in ] deal with criminals. 1879. he came to Kansas, locating | Dittmore held the attention of in Salem township. Allen county | the audience throughout his lengthy upon a farm which he bought from j discourse, and members of the police force expressed the opinion that the time had been well spent. LECTURE AT S. A. HALL TONITE the railroad. Haying by successful farming operations and .shrewd business management acquired con.<;id- crable capital he removed to the town of Ekmore in the spring of 1900 where he became one of the ; stereopticon Views to, Be Shown in leading .stockholders in the ELsmore ; Reli^ous Talk. bank, of which he was made cashier.; \ •He held that-pasition a great many j An illustrated song will be part of n-ears until unfavorable economic ' the program featuring a stereopti- ^conditions forced the bank to close. I ^;on lecture entitled. 'JThree Unks in „. „. ... - Life's Golden Chain," which is to be Six Children Bom. )', Mr. Goyette was married March • i29. .1883. to Miss Minnie Boman ~and six children wgre bom to them, 'of w^hom the following survive: .Fred and Clarence, of Elsmore: D. R. Goyette. Moran;, Edward of Kansas City, and Mrs. A. F. Ohlfest, a daughter, of Elsmore. ^: Mr., Goyette. was a man of keen 'intelligence, of great industr>\ of indomitable spirit, and had a most iittractlve personality. He had innumerable friends who will grieve ' to learn of the tragedy which cut -short his active and useful life. i Eyesight a Cause. I •"' Concerning the accident' which I resulted in Mr. Goyette's death: j given in the Solvation Army hall tonight at 8 p. m. by Charles W. Rudolph of Minot. N. D. The lecture is of a religious nature and is expected to prove highly interesting. No admission will be charged but an offering will be taken. The public is invited to attend. BEER ENACTMENT SEEN Speaker Rainey Expects Measure to Be Passed Monday in Time for Sigmature Before Nightfall j^„^„ „^ Washington, Mar. 18. (AP)— iiUle 'ls to' bradded ''to''the report! Speaker Rainey' said at his press ;which was carried in yesterday's Register. In spite of his advanced I conference today that,he expected the senate and house conferees tb . age and of the fact that his eyesight j Monday on the beer bill ih was extremely defective. Mr. Gov- I 'i™^ to get it to President Roosevelt ette. with characteristic spirit, in- j Dy _nightfall. sisted upon driving his own car when business called him to lola and when it was not convenient for anyone else to go with him. It was probably because of his defective eyesight that he lost control of the car when driving at a rather high i-atc of speed, with the result that it left the slab and struck a driveway leading into a farm home. The car was thoroughly demolished and Mr. Goj-ette suffered a fractured skull ,that resulted a few hours later in "his death. . TAX COLLECTIONS GROWING Amount So Far This I'ear Belter ' Than in 1932. . Washington. Mar. 18. fAP)—Tn- 'come tax collections on March l6 -Jumped to $35,585,679 as compared io $13,659,901 the previous day but were much less than the $55,611,451 ."roUected on March 16, 1932. , ] The increase for the day. however, tjrought the total for 16 days of March to $69,667,920 as compared with $44,701,384 credited by the treasury to the same number of days a year ago. it will be more than 15 days, however, before the treasury will be able to measure the full effect of jhe increase in income taxes voted tay congress last year. . • While Ir^come taxes are • due on March 15. the banking situation caused the treasury to extend the jjate until the end of March. iWEATHER and ROADS ; FOR K.ANSAS—Clbudy ani colder probably with rain in east portion tonight: Sunday partly cloudy: somewhat colder in southeast and iextreme east portions. C FOR lOLA—-Cloudy and colder, probably with rain tonight: Sunday partly cloudy and somewhat colder. ; Temperature—Highest yesterday '65: lowest last night 62; normal for , today 46; excess yesterday 18; excess since Januan,- 1st. 532 degrees; this date last year—highest 60; lowest 31. ! Precipitation for the 24 hours end• ing at 7 a. m. today. T; total for this year to date. 350; deficiency • Since Januarj- 1st .44 inches. /, ; Relative humidity at 7 a. m. to• ^ay 87 per cent; barometer rieduced ' io sea level. 29.54 inches. ; Sun rises 6:28 a. m.; sets 6:32 p. ha. Weather and Dirt Roads. .• Emporia, Manhattan, clear, roads kood. : Ottawa, Coffeyville, Topeka, and . Pittsburg, cloudy, rosds good. ; Salina. Arkansas City. "Wichita, |>artly cloudy, roads good. Similar sentiment obtains in senate Democratic ranks. Senator Harrison *D., Miss.) having predicted beer would be on sale by April 4 or 5. Although the senate conferees can not be appointed until noon Monday when the senate meets again, Rainey said he understood an informal meeting probably would'be held in the morning to agree on whether the house 3.2 per cent alcoholic content should be approved or the senate amendments for 3.05 per cent, allowing wine of that strength also and forbidding sale to persons less than 16 years old. There was some talk today of the house conferees accepting the 3.05 per cent restriction, on the condition that the senate abandon the other two provisions. Objections to the amendment against sale to young people have been based on the ground that such regulation should be left to the states. Topeka. March 18. (AP)—A senate investigation into accounts and records of Thurman Hill, member of the abolished public service commission, was under way today after the commissioner had demanded the inquiry. The five-member committee named to conduct the investigation, held its first meeting, an executive sesr sion, night, and planned further closed meetings today In or- er to assemble records and information. Senator McDonald (D) of Kansas City, chairman of the commits tee, said today the group would continue Its work of gathering information over the week-end but that there would be no public hearings until ne.xt week. He also said he aoubtcd if the committee would be able to do much with trie in- quir>- until after adjournment of the leglslatmre next Tuesday night and expressed opinion the Investigation might require two weeks. "If possible, however," he said, "we will complete the work before the legislature adjourns." The investigating committee, appointed by Lieutenant-Governor Thompson after the senate had adopted a resolution calling for an Investigation into accoufats and records of Hill and Into (expenditures from a $100,000 fund appropriated to the conimlssion in 1931 for rate Investigations, Is as follows: Oyler on Committee. Senators McDonald (D) of Kansas City, chairman; Bradney (R) of Columbus; Schoen (R) of Downs; Oyler (D) of lola, and Balrd (R) of Leroy. The first three named were authors of the investigation resolution, which the senate considered earlier in the week but put aside DIVIDEND CHECKS IN MAIL .Money Goes to Depositors of Two Failed Kansas Banks. Topeka, Mar. 18. (AP)—Charles W. Johnson, general receiver for ^iled state banks, announced today divideind checks were being mailed id depositors of two failed banks, the St. Paul state bank and the El- gift state bank. Dividend payments were to have been made the depositors earlier this week but checks were delayed due to the recent bank moratorium. Depositors of the St: Paul bank will receive checks for 'l5 per cent of their funds, making the total 30 per cent, while those of the Elgin bank will receive checks for 20 per cent, raising the total paid them to. 85 per cent. CE1U«A,K'S ESTATE 5250,000 Bulk Goes to Family but $17,000 Goes to Charities. I Chicago, i Mar. 18. (AP).—An estate valued at $250,000 was bequeathed to. charities and to the family of the late Mayor Anton J. (bermak in his will, filed today In probate court. (permak left the bulk of his estate to his immediate family, and dis- tiributed $17,000 to charities. Warren (D) of Fort Scott had read into the record a letter from Hill In which the latter demanded "an impartial Investigation" and requested the senate to adopt the resolution as introduced. The resolution then was adopted without a voice being raised in dissent. HiU and McDonald, both Democrats, have exchanged charges. McDonald, on the senate floor, declared Hill had accepted money from the American Petroleum Institute. Hill, in a statement, denied he had received any compensation, except approximately $2,500 in expense money for attendance, over a period of 15 months, at meetings of the oil states advisory committee of which ho is an officer, and said McDonald was "bitter" because he had failed to be chosen for accounting work In the gas rate investigation. A "Deliberate Lie." Prom the senate floor jMcDonald denied he had sought to do the accounting work, terming Hill's charge a "deliberate he," and asserted he had records to prove Hill his received $2,300 In expense money from the Petroleum Institute. In the letter read Into the record yesterday. Hill said "the most cowardly thing a person can do is to assassinate another man's char,- acter without giving the party charged an opportunity to defend his name.': McDonald said last night HIU would have opportunity to appear before the committee. Douerlas Fairbanks Jr., Decbres He is Still in Lovej With Actress Wife, Making His UnUke Other Separations —No Other Woman Involved in Case. ' (Copenhagen. Denmarlc. Mar. 18, (AP)—T-he newspaper Ber- llngske Tldende today quoted , Mrs. Jorgen Dletz, irhose former hu^nd has stied Douglas Fairbanks Jr.. for alienation of affections, as saying that Pair- banks will go to Paris this saia- mer to obtain a divorce from Joan Crawford and marry ha. ' r-i Hollywood. Cal.. lyfak-. 18. (AP).The efforts of Douglias Fairbanks. Jr.. to "say it with flojwers" brought no encouraging response today from his estranged wife. Joan Crawford. The Actress announced last night, slightly more: than 2f hours after Fairbanks had been piade defendant in- a love theft iuit, that she had separated from h^r actor bus- band. Miss Crawford, however, denied young Fairbanksl legal trouble had entered into the sepai^tion, and said divorce proceedings were hot contemplated. "It is merely a case |of two people being imable to get along together/; she said. "It Is the only brave thing for us to do. When two people are unajile tq^'?et along the right thing! to do is to part. "I want it definitely understood these damage suits have nothing to do with it. The charges are utterly ridiculous, and if it comes to a point HITLER MAKING IRON nST FELT Exod^ of Jews and Other Oppionents Marked in Germany Now New York. Mar. 18. (AP)—The "reawakening" of Germany, a.-? Adolf Hitler calls It. Is Uking effect much more swiftly and with more far-reaching effects than the similar undertaking of. BetUto Mussolini in Italy a decaide ago. It was nearly two [years after Mussolini came Into ; power that Matteottl. his Socialist! foe, was silenced, and another year before the opposition in the press and parlia- . , ment was entirely subdued. until yesta-day when Senator Harntj- Next Tuesday, Ge^^any's parila- , where it is necessary for me to appear in court to aid him I will do so without hesitation." Fairbanks. Joining his wife in declaring there was "no other woman, said he was setting out immediately to woo Miss Crawford the same as he did before she became his bride in 1929. He said he ah-eady had pent her flowers. ; "This Is not like other separations for we are still In love." he isald. The alienation of affections suit was filed agahist Fairbanks by Jorgen Dle^.j chemical engineer, who alleged the actor stole the love of tils wife Solzeig Dletz, Danish actress. A total of $60,000 damages Is sought by Dletz for the alleged love theft, and for alleged false imprisonment. He claims Fairbanks was responsible for the loss of his liberty for six hoiu's while an investigation was betag made by the district attorney's office here of what Pair- banks alleged was an extortion plot in connection with the then proposed fUlng of the suit. ' District Attorney Huron Pitts said today Fairbanks had made no request to his office for prosecution of Dletz. and that no action was planned at this time, i Fairbanks alleged Dletz had tried to sell him a necklace for $6,000. threatening the suit in case he did not buy it. Fairbanks claimed the jewelry was worth only $300. Thf necklace was the property of Lucy Doraine. screen actress, who claimed, her attorney said, that it is part of the crown Jewels of the Haps- burgs and worth $10,000. Both Dletz and Miss Doraine were under Investigation by the district attorney's office last December when Fairbanks complained of the case. Fah-banks said he did not prosecute at that time because of the fearful pleas of both Dletz and Miss Doraine. I Catholic Envoy Named i Vatican City. Mar. 18. (AP)—Pope Pius today nominated Monsignor .^mleto Giovanni Cicognanl as apostolic delegate to Washington with tihe title of Archbishop of liaodicea di Frigia. McHUignor Cicognani succeeds Pietro Fumasoni-Biondi. who was create<l a cardiiua this week. Topeka, Marr 18. (AP)—Governor Alf M. Lahdon announced today the appointment of J. W. Greenleaf and Homer Hoch. former congressman, as two of the three members of the new corporation commission created by the legislature to take the place of the state public service commission. Both are Republicans. Governor Landon said he had not decided who he would name as the Democratic member of the bi-partisan commission which came into existence today with pubUcatlon of a recently enacted law wiping out the old regulatory body and creating the new one. Greenleaf has been on the public .service commission and Its predecessor, the public utilities commission since 1921 with the exception of an lnter\'_al between 1927 and 1929. He has been chairman of the commission since 1929. Hoch retired recently as member of congress from the fourth district. In announcing the appointments, (jovemor Landon said as to Hoch "I am glad to avail myself of the opportunity to name a man who has had 14 years experience as a member of the Interstate commer(» committee of the national house of representatives." He said Greenleaf "has served with distinction on the public service commission under five governors and is noted for his public service." Greenleaf was appointed for a four-year term, and Hoch for a three-year term. The Democratic member will be named for a two- year term. Governor Landon planned to ^send the appointments to the senate next Monday for confirmation. At the ofQce of the chief executive his secretary, W. G. West, said the governor wotUd not designate imtU next Monday^ who would serve as chairman of the new ctmunisshV ment is expected to become indefinitely extinct whereas Italy's still exists. Ijess than three months after Hitler's ascension, the leftist press of Germany has been silenced and rigor mortis already Is setting in for centrist organs. The German emigration resulting from the strafing the Socialists, Commvmists and Jews are getting from Hitler's brown shirts certainly is heavy, thousands having fled to surroundii3g countries. The new diaspora of Jews is the most remarkable phenomena of this general flight. It Is from ;the country where Jewish Liberalism saw its birth and wherie nearly 600,000 Jews represent the largest population of the race in any European nation outside of Russia and Polana. No single development has brought this more sharply to the attention of the world than the decision of Albert Einstein, famous physicist, to live elsewhere while Hitler rides the saddle. Ehisteha {is sailing from New York today to establish a residence in exile In Antwerp. Jewish and socialist; doctors are banned from Berlin hospitals, the sJame "imde^irable elements" are l)e- ing excluded from ttie stock exchange, anfl action has begun to bar them from the practice of law. Jewish editcators. many of them with reputations, are being put out of the schools.. : • Dr. Lion Feuchtwanger, the novelist, has turned up in Switzerland which also harbors Otto Bratin. the deposed Prussian socialist ^premier. Other Jews who have forsaken Germany include Theodore Wolff, the editor; George Tietz, the Berlin merchant, and Fnif. George Bernard, Bruno Walter, noted orchestra conductor, returned home from the United States to be banned from concert halls. In the election two weeks ago. socialists and commimists cast 12 mll- Uon of the 40 million votes. Their leaders, who seek havens elsewhere, will undoubtedly prove a thorn in the sides of the Hitlerites, and the day may be here soon when Hitler's envoys travel abroad with heavy bodyguards. If the history of the past diasporas is repeated, there will be none of this activity for the Jews. They probably will merely settle down elMwhere, as they have done so ofta^ before, and never seek to re- FRANCE TALKS PAYMENT Chamber of Deputies Hears Resoln- tlon to Authorize Government to Credit U. S; with 19 MiUion CHINESE KILL JAP PATEOL. Entire Unit SUUn by Superior Force News Agency Says. Tokyo. March 18. (AP)—A Rengo (Japanese) news agency dispatch from Hsifengkow, Great Wall passage where heavy Sino-Japanese fighting has been going on for days, said today a Japanese patrol was annihilated at nearby Fanchiakow yesterdy. It fougbt a su^rior force of Chinese until all the Japanese were klUed. the dispatch said. Another Japanese patrol fotmd the bodies. The dispatch did not say how many died. General Harry Bnrcesg Dies . Hot Springs, Ark., Mar. 19. (AP). Brifpulier General Itarry Burgess, former governor of the PatUuna Canal Zone, died at the finny and nary hospital here today. He wiBS 60 years old. Paris. Mar. 18. (AP)—Payment of 19 million interest on war debts to the United States which was defaulted by Prance last Decemljer 15, brought officially before the chamiber of deputies today, in a resolution presented by Rene Richard, a radical Socialist deputy. The present attitude of the government was still doubtful., Friends of Premier Edouard Dala- dier said he was not convinced as to the wisdom of payment, but many deputies thought the premier would soon realize that a majority favored It and that he would swing into line. Former Premier Herriot, whose government fell upon the issue of the Interest payment • last December, hais been leading a movement for the payment, supported by former Premier Painleve and others. The movement has had the tacic encoiu^gement of the government. The resolution as presented by M. Richard read: "The chamber invites the government to place at the disposal of the government; of the United States of America a credit of 19 million dollars, the amount of the deferred payment due the 15th Of December, 1932." M. Herriot wrote today in a Lyons newspaper, "we must pay." Both M. Richard and M. Herriot advocated paj-ment as a "gesture" because America is in trouble. The latter added that the United States must be propitiated because its aid Is essential to French, seciu'lty. He added that the chamber should regard "conciliatory declarations" of President Roosevelt as meeting Its reservations. "The resolution will go to the foreign affairs committee, of which M. Herriot Is chairman and which he dominates, and to the finance committee, whose chairman, Louis-Jean Malvy, opposes payment. Debate In the chamber Is not likely for a week. FARM GROUPS ASK CONGRESS TO ACT QUICKLY Six National Organizations Urge Speedy Approval pf Aid Bill COMMITTEE MEETING No Official Action Can Be . Taken, However, Until Introduced DR. HANS LUTHER TO V. S. German Banker Appointed Ambassador to Washington Berlin. Mar. 18. (AP).—Dr. Hans Luther, who resigned the presidency of the relchsbank last Tuesday, was appointed German' ambassador to the United States today to succeed Friedrich Wilhehn von Prittwltz. Dr. Luther wac chancellor of Germany for brief terms In 1925 and 1926. In 1923 he was minister of finance. He became president of the relchs­ bank In April, 193ib, and his predecessor. Dr. H. Jahnar Schacht. became president again this week when Dr. Luthei* resigned. Bom In Berlin, Dr. Luther is 54 years old. EXTRADITION FOR SUSPECT Ira Quick May Be Retomed to Kan- sais for Robbery TriaL Topeka, Mar. 18. (AP)—Governor Alf M. Landon issued requisition today for extradition of Ira Quick, alias Mjonroe Quick, charged in Harper coimty with participating in the $1,500 robbery of the Attica State bank last December 6. GpiiA was reported in custody of officers at Tulsa, C*la. Two others, George and Joseph Quick, also are charged with taking part in the robbery. George Quick now is being held in Harper county jaU. j IF TOU BOSS THE REOISTEB CALL 157 OR UO. Washington, Mar. 18. (AP).— Speedy approval of the administration's farm reUef measure was advocated today by six naUonal farm organizations in a letter sent to all members of congress. The commimication. received on capital hill as the house agriculture committee went into session to study the emertency measure, said: "The T ^ery important emergency legislation enacted by the special session of the Seventy-third Congress has not dealt with the fundamental question of economic reconstruction. It has improved confidence in banking and anticipates economy in governmental costs. "As a part of the constructive program for economic rehabilitation, the President, "by a special message to congress, has designated agricultural relief as the first prerequisite thereto. "The bill now before congress bears the support of the President and farm organizations. Hope for Prompt Support "We hope "that the tmanimity of the nation's executive branch and of farm organizations will encourage your prompt and effective support of the present bill for agricultural relief." It was signed by E. A. O'Neal, of the American Farm Bureau federation; L. J. Taber, for the National Grange; C. E. Huff, Farmers National Grain corporation: C. G. Henry. American Cotton <3o-opera- tive association; Charles E. Ewihg. National Livestock Marketing association, and Ralph Snyder. National committee of farm organizations. As the house agriculture conunlt- tee's 25 members gathered in the locked committee chambers to go over the new bill section by section. Chairman Jones said no official vote on the measure might be "soimded out." "The bill has not yet been formally Introduced in the house," Jones said, "so we could not act on it officially. But there may be some expression of committee sentiment." Most of yesterday's session, which lasted until after 5 o'clock, was devoted to hearing experts explain the measure and the way It is intended to operate. But today the committee mfembers carried on the disctis- slon themselves. Because of the huge Democratic majority in the house, there are 1/ Democrats and 8 Republicans on the committee, j A move hai started in the house to increase the number of commodities covered ^ the bill. From North Carolina anq Vhginia has come strong pressure to include peanuts. In other sections there is some disr cussion of wool.l The commodities named in the bill as "basic agricultural" commodities are wheat, cotton, com. hogs, cattle, sheep, rice, tobacco and milk. Meanwhile a new farm plan, calling for creation of a general banking sj-stem exclusively for the benefit of farmers, was advanced while the house agricultural committee, imdertook its seaixhing study of the agricultural relief bill. The new plan was advanced by Senator Smith (D.. S. C). chairman of the senate agricultural committee. He told newspapermen he would Introduce a bill to create the proposed system as quickly as possible. His announcement followed a conference with Secretary Wallace of the agricultural department and Henry MOrgenthau Jr., chah-- man of the farm bpard. At the same time Senator Nye. (R.. N. D.). after a talk with President Roosevelt, predicted there would be an administration plan soon for refinancing agriculture and small home owners. "Looking ahead. I am thoroughly convinced." said Senator Nye. "that the president is preparing a broad progfam for reflnanchig of agriculture and the small home owners. This will be proposed before congress quits. The president revealed his plans to some extent to me but I do not feel at liberty to discuss them publicly. I am highly elated at what Is in prospect." Endorshig the pending agricultural bill the North Dakota senator said he believed it would win early congressional approval. Meanwhile, Representative Byms, house majority leader, told newspapermen the farm bill would pass the house, substantially unchanged, next week. The agriculture committee expects to report it by Tuesday. As that committee met this morning, it received a new plea for approval of the bill, signed by the heads of isix national farm organization. EXPLORER IS DEAD DUKE OP THE ABRUZZI Mogdishu, Sothalia.' Mar. 18. (AP) —The duke of the Abruz::!, cousin of King Victor Emman ol, died here at 2 a. m. today; duke, a famous explorer, -came here three weeks ago tO'seek recovery from an attack of arterlo sclerosis. « WORLD FACING A GRAVE PROBLEM MacDonald Feels Hopeful However, Upon Arrival in Italy Ostia, Italy, Mar. 18, (AP)—Peace must be organized quickly if it as organized at all, said Prime Minister Ramsay Mac Donald of CJrear Britain here today while en route to Rome for conferences with Pr^-- mler Mussolini. He made the statement shortly THREE METHODS OF FARM RELIEF MAY BE UTILIZED Farm Leader Explains the Practical Operation of New Farm Bill PROTECT CONSUMERS Secretary to Keep Cost of Food Down Despite Processing Levy (•Editor's Note: The follow-' ing explanation of the practical operation of the Roosevelt farm bill was written for the Associated Press by W. R. Ronald, chairman of the committee of farm organization leaders who presented the proposal to the president. Mr. Ronald Is publisher of the Mitchell. S. D., Evening Republican.) after he alighted,from a plane pii-. PILOT IN MURDER. SUICIDE World War Veteran SUys Woman ' in Love Tangle. Spokane, Wash.. Mar. 18. (AP)— Clarence E. Forbes, 42-year-oId World war veteran and airplane pilot and Miss Pearl Praser, 27- year-old sdiool teacher, were shot and killed In a hotel room here last night. Police said Forbes killed Miss Fraser because of unrequltted love. Coroner lliomas C. Bamhart said it was a case of murder and suicide. Detectives reported a note found In Fmrbes's podcet Indicated bis intention to take Us UXe. oted by General Italo fialbo. Italian ah- minister, which hadl brought him and his party from Genoa. They went to the latter place by train from Geneva, where the British premier and his foreign secretary, Sir; John Simon, went last week to break a deadlock in the world disarmament conference. Mr. Mac Donald was welcomed here by the Italian pS-em:er. Mr. Mac Donald said: "It is to i exchange' views' with Italy's famous chief on intri(;ate' problems concerned wi'th the orgaliir zatlon of peace that I am here and I have come with much confidence as to the effect of my visit. , "I am impressed with the difficulties confronting us but belike that with vigorous cooperation., esf peclally among the great nations of the world, we shall find a way, out of our difficulty, both political and economic, and shall make the world a safe and pleasant place for this and future generations. "We have no time to waste, however." : He continued, "My •visit to. Geneva and my contacts ther6 with representatives of countries in all parts of the world have impressed me more than ever with the gravity of the problems which confront lis. "Sir John Simon and I welcome this opportimlty, for a preUminan' exchange of views regarding these problems with Signor Mussolini. His invitation came at a timely moment, and we were delighted tq accept." II Duce. dressed in a frock coat, held out both hands to ivlr. Mac Donald and said in English, "I ant glad to welcome j-ou." Behind the British premier came his daughter, Ishbel, who was pre-i -sented with a huge bouquet. Then followed Sir John. Mr. Mac Donald entered the automobile of Sir;Ronald Graham. British. ambassador, and was driven to the British embassy in Rome. Premier Mussolini entered his ow^n car and drove to his'office, where he prepared for a meeting with Mr. Mac Donald later in the afternoon. Black Eyes His Life Profession New York. Mar. 18. (AP)—Victor Alperisl has made a life work of black eyes. "Always on.the night of St. Patr rick's day and the morning after,'' he explained today, "the black-eye business reaches its high. The boys come to me. they point to their eye- I nod; my head and go to work. , "Last night business was pretty good. There was one O'Cdrmor. two Ambrogllos. and Mr. Nelson In for treatment. Mr. Nelson is a regular customer. Two. three, four times a year he comes In to Jiave his black eye fixed. Maybe he should pick oh fellows his size, no? "What do I do? Ha, I should tell and ruin my business! The sight-; seeing buses point out my shop and; they say..'On your right, ladles and: genjtlemen, is the only place In the world where they spedallze In treating black eyes.' I don't know about that. Maybe somewhere else they fix black eyes, too; but nobody fixes 'em better than Victor Alperisl, t tell you that! "Beefsteak? No. That Is all right, but it doesnt take the color out. A fellow with a black eye isnt satisfied with just having the s;welllng reduced. He wants to look natural Egatn. I dont know, maybe he's a'-Jhamed to go aroimd with a black eye. I fix 'em. "Sometimes they say to me. *How do you do it?' I paint the eye. I got some stuff that's very secret. An old German druggist gave it to- my father 50 years ago. Black eyes were numerous then. Even now we get three and four a day. Boys win be boys and accidents 'will happen." By W. R. Ronald. Washington. Mar. 18. (AP)—What Vhe administration farm bill means to the farmer is that the secretary of agricultiu-e can proceed by any one of several methods to bring prices of farm products back to prewar exchange value. WhUe that means such prices as 95 cents for wheat. $7.50 for hogs and 12 cents for cotton, it also is true that the consumer will have constant consideration in order that these price advances will not be made in such a way as to burden the buyer of foodstuffs. "While this nexible plan of dealing with the complex problem of elevating prices of various commodities in accordance with their peculiarities appears to contemiplate all sorts of methods, the probability is that the secretary of agriculture win proceed for the most part along one of the three foUowlng lines: First—Marketing agreements with processors and distributors. . Second—Compensation to fanners rOducing production, such, compensation to be financed by a tax on processing. ; Third—The Smith option plan to hBlp cotton prices by reducing acreage. Agreements Coming lint. Since the secretary has alreacfy announced that he would call in representatives of both producers and processors of any commdity before determining upon any plan as to siich commodity, it is probate that the possibilities of markethig agreements will be given first oMisldera- tion. In the case of dairy products, for example, that might provide .spme orderly handling of storage .so as to stabilize prices. Represen- tjltlvesof the meat packers have indicated their readiness to cooperate in; some kind of agreement, under which perhaps the processing tax would be applicable only if the minimum price is not paid. An automatic restriction of production could ije tied in with such an agree- rnent as, for example, by naming a maximmn weight of hogs to which the price would apply. As to crops, particularly wheat, the second method of procedure la altogether likely. Principles of the original allotment plan would be employed to apportion returns front ,a tax on milling, but the division .would be called a rental Instead of ah allotment. Production the Basis. Past production would be |toe basis upon which the apportionment would be made first to states, then to counties and then to fanns. In order to restore full pre-war exchange value to wheat, a tax of probably 60 cents per bushel would be collected on all domestic con- simiptlon. If a farmer's share of this domestic consumption is IXWO bushels, then he would receive $600 as rental for any portion of land diverted from- the production of wheat. It would be effective In reducing acreage because the non- pajtlclpant would receive only the open market price and therefore would not have any • inducement to Increase his acreage. By some such device as basing any program of acreage reduction on yield, the pereentage of low- yielding marginal land retired fttnn production would be greater than that In the more fertile regions. Option Plan on Cotton. As to cotton, it Is virtually understood that for this year the Smith option plan would be employed. Planters would be given options on fiitiu'e delivery of cotton in consideration of a reduction in acreage, the theory being that the resulting Increase In price would materially Increase their total return -fronx their 1933 crop. These are but Illustratioiis of the various ways by which the secretary could administer this flexible plan. Its great advantage over a pre -de-< termined formula frozen Into legislation is that; the secretary could work out all details by means of regulations. Thus the appUcation could tie specifically adapted to each of the various farm products. If any provision is found to be unsatisfactory, it can be changed. As one member of congress put it: If the administration cannot make the plan wOTk with such a wide latitude of operation, it cannot have an alibi." Bank Messenger Robbed. Kansas City, March . 18. (AP)— Alfred Allen, nejgro bank messenger, reported to'poli(ie today that he had been robbed of $190 on d street car while returning to the South Side bank with change from the Commerce Trust company.' said be was held up by two armed men i white, the other a nei^

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