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COUP. TOPEKA. VOLUME XXXVI. No. 124. SucceMor to The lola DsUy Begitter, The lols Daily Record, and loU Dsily' Index. HOUDAY LEADER SCORES FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS Milo Reno Speaks Before 150 in Memorial Hall Yesterday Afternoon MENACE TO COUNTRY Speaker Also Attacks th^ Jews in Dealing with Money Problem In respon-se to the announcement that Mr. Milo Reno, president of the'National Farm Holiday association, would .speak at Memorial hall at 2 o'clock 5-esterday afternoon on the subject oif the proposed Fram Holiday, an audience of 150 or 200 assembled, practically all of them ^;irmers and their wives. The meeting was called to order by Mr. Ollie Suthecland, county president of the Farm .Holiday association, who introduced Mr. H. D. Anderson, the state pre.sident. Mr. Anderson read the resolutions that were adopted at the recent Des Moines meeting of the national organization, and announced his intention to give his entire time to the extension of the organization. He then introduced Mr. Milo Reno who was received with a roiuid of j cordial applause. Mr. Reno is a large, fine looking man, a practiced and fluent speaker, with an easy manner and a pleasant voice, although he was handicapped yesterday by hoarseness. Mr. Reno, he told his audience, was educated in a Christian Theological Seminarj- and his familiarity with the Bible, a copy of which he had with him, , and to which he made frcouent ref- ^ The measure, after hanging fire erence, was mianiiest throughout his , '"^ Pf^"^ "^^ys due todif- speech • f?rences between the house and On Many Subjects. i spme of the provisions. Mr, Reno sfx^ke for two hours. a^:^',„"*"i,^° 'hr'.l.Tc™"'" discour^ and r a t h e r ramblU.g j ^^^j^.S ^^eS^^^^ HOUSP PASSES FARM BELIEF BILL. Washington. Mar. 22. (AP)— : : The farm relief bill, Integral part : : of President Roosevelfs emerg- : : ency program, was passed by the : : hou.se todtty by a strong bl-par- : : tlsan majority. : Passage; was voted after two : : days of committee consideration : : and two <^ays of debate by the : : house, during which amend- : : ments were barred. It was the : : fourth major recommendation : . of President Roosevelt to receive : ; hou-sc. approval in less than : : three weeks. : Slower action is expected In : : the senate where opposition is ; : formidable and there' is no re- : : striction on debate, or i-ule to be : : invoked against the proposal of f : amendments. Yet, today a num: ber of senators were predicting : it would pass very much in its : present form. The bin places enormous pow: ers over American agriculture in :' the hands of the secretary' of : agriculture. Its policy was term: ed by Mi-, Roosevelt a "new and : untrod path." Its purpose is to : increase farm buying power. KANSAS HANDED AN INCOME TAX House and Senate Compromise in Last-Hour Revenue Measure Topcka. Mar. 22. (AP)—Governor A!f M. Lanidon's signature .was all that was needed today to give ICan- sas a state income law which provides for a graduated tax on per- ."lonal Incomes and a flat rate on corporation Incomes. Governor Landon has said he will sign the bill speech, in which he talked afjout a great many things. Chiefly, of thiid conference committee^ .^s finally enacted, the law pro- course, he discussed the plight of • ^.^^f,^ t^e following scale of rates on the farmer, which he declared was .personal incomes- due to the money and banking s%^- | on the first S2,000 of net Income, tern of the country, .ie declared then cent; on the next $2,000 of Federal Resen-e bank, under ^he di-, income, 2 per cent; on the next rection of Eugene Meyer, as gover-j 52.000, 2 'i per cent; on the next nor, was the greatest menace to the [^o.OOO. 3 per cent and on all net perpetuity of this republic that is in 'existence. In this connection he made a bitter attack on Jews, declaring that from the tiine of Neh-I s,g<, single I persons. $I .SO0 for emiah to the present hour they had : ^^^^^^ families or married per- ii.come in excess of $7,000, 4 per cent. Personal exengrtions are to be preyed upon ^ciety as usurers and exploiters. He repeated, with obvious relish a conversation he had had with a Jewish Rabbi in Des! Moines in which he had said some verj: harsh things. In his discussion of the money question Mr, Reno did not say so in set terms, but he seemed to imply that the price of farm products depended upon the quantity of money in the country. Finally to the Point. sons living with husband or wife, and $200 for each dependent. A flat rate of 2 per cent Is to be provided for corporation incomes. Under the conference committee report, the provisions which the senate had written into the law calling for a homestead property tax offset, was eliminated. Senate acceptance of the conference report came only after lengthy j discussion raged over the assertion 1 of one of the senate conferees, Sena- It i was not until the last fifteen' tor McDonald (D> of iCansas City, minutes of his two hours' speech that' Mr, Reiio reached the subject he was supposed principally to discuss, the prdposed farm holiday. that he had signed the report under a misunderstanding. Senator McDonald said he thought the committee had agreed to in- and then ho; touched on it lightly) crease the personal exemptions in and in general , terms. He said he | return for the elimination of the voted for President Roosevelt and he j offset provision and at one time said felt that it ias only fair that the new administration be given a rea- .<;onable time within which to show whether or not it could do nnjtlung for the felict of tlic farmer. Tliey did not, howi-viT, ijrojiose to give it I'ouj' years as iliey hiid Riven the Hooyor ftdmitilstniilon/ Tlicy would Klvc it thn'o moiiihs. If i)y the 3j-d of Miiy noihliik' t'lTi'ctlvt' had been done, iluMi I lie rninici's of tho United 'etiitert wo'iUl l)i< cull(!d >i;|)on lo titkii II liolldttv. to bring noiu' o( their ))rodurt.s to imy mnritri until and unlo."w tlwy were paid (i prlco tlint reproKcntod ihr cast ot produc- tlbn. How it would bo p(xs.slbk' he doubted the report submitted w .Ts the one he had signed, but later said he was ihlstaken and that he merely had misunderstood the agree ment, Whf?n the rejjort first was sub- milted to tlie senate Senotor Brad- iifv (R» of CoUimbu.s objected to its con.sldci-nllon. saying he understood new mulcrlnl had bei<n liLseitcd, n.'- ferrin^' to nn Incn'ose In exompttoiis. It wn.s then McDonald said jha doubt i'U the report wos the one he Imd signed and in the confusion tiu- rc>|)ort was returned to tlie committee. lOLA, KAS., WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 22, 1933. The Weekly Register, Established 18S7. The loU Daily Register, EsUbUshed 18»7.« FOUR PAGES TUG-Ol'-WARIll CAPITOL OVER SAI#tY SLASH , A few minutes later It was re- wlthln ihis.-^liorl time to perfect the | ^ubmiucd and considerable discus- Fui-m Holiday ominizntion to suchi^iou en,suod with opponents of the u degree thnt the .strike would be: 1,0, making several unsucces.sful cf- mude efTcctlve. he did not .MIV, nor 1 ^^^^^ secure another conference ^,.1 ^ic.„... n„» ,io.„,, ' committee or to table the report. After the senate accepted the report. 24 to 16, the house took siml- l .Tr action, 87 to 13, and sent the bill to the governor. did he discuss in any detail any of the means or methods by which it ^•vjus exix-cled the plan would be carried out. Mr. Reno expr«s.sed the hqi)e that their plan could be put inio effect without violence, but he cilied numerpiLs events in history to prove that no great reform was ever accomplished except through violence. Collection Taken. Mr. Reno declared that no officer of the natior-.a! organization was re- ce vlng a cent of salarj- and at the rldse of the meeting _ a collection was taken to defray the cast of the locjal meeting. ^r. Reno travels by aiitomobile and is making a wide tour of the cotintr>-. traveling much of the time by night as.well as day. He has two chauffeurs, so that one may sleep while the otlier drives, and frequently covers hundreds of miles from one speaking engagement to another. .NO MORE FT, SCOTT DETOURS. Bridge Over Marmaton River Dedicated; With Ceremony, Fort Scott, Kas.. March 22, (AP) — A [concrete bridge costing $40,000, built across, the Marmaton river by ihk city, was dedicated here today. Opening of the bridge on National •avenue marks the end of detours on U. S, Highway 73E and 54 through Ahrire. The dedication prograi^ In• eluded a parade, an address by • Mayor Martin Miller, vaudeville entertainment at Memorial hall and a salute by Battery E, lei.st field artillery. The bridge replaces a steel struct- . ure built in 1872, one section of w^lch collapsed in July, 1931, kUling a workman repairing a girder. The nejw bridge is 200 feet long and of rainbow arch type. WEATHER and ROADS FOR KANS.4S—Cloudy; sUffhtly colder in-southwest, possibly rain or anov/ in east and north portions tonight; Thursday somewhat unsettled. For lola and Vicinity—Cloudy, possibly with rain or snow and slightly colder tonight: Thursday somewhat unsettled. Temperature—Highest ye-sterday, 48: lowest last night 31: normal for today 47: deficiency yesterday 7; excess since January 1st, 510 degrees; this date last year—highest 48: lowest 28. Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7 a. m. today 0; total for this year to date 3.90; deficiency since January 1st ,80 Inch. Relative humidity at 7 a, m. today 84 iper cent; barometer reduced to sea level 29.80 inches. Sun rises 6:22 a. m.; sets 6:35 p. m. Kansas Weather and Dirt Boads. Emporia. Ottawa, partly cloudy, roads good. CoRej 'Ville, clear, roads good. Manhattan, Pittsburg, cloudy, roads good, Salina, snowing, roads good. Arkansas City, Wichita, clear, roads good, Topeka, cloudy, roads good. Dr. Lambert Dies. Columbus. O.. Mar. 22. (AP)—Dr. Ponsa A. Lambert, nationally known football authority, died kp 6:15 a. m. today of wounds received when shot by his son Samuel, 17, during Ja lamay quarrel. House and Senate Unable To Agree on judicial Economy Bill ALL OTHERS PASSED No Provisions Made Yet, However, for Pay of Any Kind to Judges Topeka, Mai:. 22. (AP)—Deadlocked over proposals for reductions in Judicial and county salaries, the hou.se and senate were able to nmke but little—if any—progress up to an early hom: this afternoon-in ironing out tlie last-minute controversy wWch has kept them in session despite theh- agreement to quit work last night. Both brapches met in brief sessions this morning and after discussing the unusual situation and procedure, recessed for luncn. , The deadlock was over the quess- tlon of reductions In the salaries of county j officials and .iemploy^, and Judges of the state supreme and district courts. So far, both branches have been unable to agree on a county sala!r>- trill, while the senate has voted lagalnst, and the house for, a reduction in the salaries of the jurists. After the, tangle developed last night, the house on a reconsideration of previous favorable action killed the appropriation bill which would provide the money to pay the salaries of the judges for the next two years: The bill also cairles allowances for the supreme court em- ploj^s, district court stenographers, judicial coimcll. state library, traveling librar}- commission and the re- visor of statutes. Bill Revived. The senate revived the judicial appropriation bill today by bringing in a new nieasure identical with th~e one killed, and sent it over to the house for action. It makes provisions for judicial salaries now in effect. In an effort to get a compromise under way of the county salary reduction legislation. Clialrman. Schoen (R) of the senate fees and salaries committee moved to send to a conference committee a bill passed by the house during last night's long sessions which did not break up until around 3 a. m. An objection was made, however, by Senator Russell (B) of Great Bend who raised a point of order that the house had-taken a senate bill and sent back an entirely different measure by substituting after the enacting clause a blU previously passed by the house. The point of order was referred 1^ Lieutenant-Governor Thompson to the rules committee for a decision. The house and senat« county salary Wlls as originally passed, each by only one branch, differ materially in the reductions proposed. All others Passed. Aside from the one making allowances for the Judicial salaries, all the major appropriation bills have been passed by both branches. Filial action also has been taken by both branches on all the state salary reduction bills except the one relating to the Judiciaries and appointive officials and emploj-es In various executive and a few other state departments. A confcrenc* committee rejTort on tht latter eliminating the reductions {or the Judiciary and compromising dirfcrcnccs on other schedules was adopted by the Bemvto, but the hoiuo has withhold action. The houtw did not meet until 11:45 a, m., and. for 30 minutes listened to a discussion of the situation by Chairman Waggoner (R) of the fees and salaries committee but took no action, I Bulk of Landon's Plans For Tax Ref orm Enacted lyeffislative Session Now Closing Results in Lightening and Shifting Burden of T^ses Following Economies Claimed to Save 10 to 20 Million Dollars. Topeka, March 22. (AP)—The twenty-eighth biennial session of the Kansas legislature now nearing the wlndup had written Into the statute books scores of measures designed to lighten and shift the tax burden and to alleviate the financial situation. In enacting a large part of Governor Alf Landon's ecopomy program, the legislature passed measures which administration leaders say will result In savings to taxpayers of countless millions of dAuars. Just what the figture actually will be cannot be ascertained, but estimates run all the way from 10 to 20 million dollars. On a basis, however, of direct appropriations from the state general revenue fund, allowances for the. 1934-1935 fiscal years will be trimmed around $4J5OO,0O0 under what the 1931 legislature allowed for the current blennlum. In addition to this a saving of approximately 2 million dollars a year was provided automobile, owners under a 50 per cent cut in motbr vehicle license registration fees. Many other economies "are clahned on a basis of the poll tax repeal, tax levy limitation, cash basis, salary TO ACT QUICKLY AGAINSTBANKER Great Legal Battle Seen When U. S. Prosecutes Charles Mitchell LP.W. BANQUET FRIDAY Community Club Members and Others Invited to Meeting of Business Women's CInb The lola Business and Professional women's club will make Us principal event in the obsbnance of National Business and Professloua*. women's week with a banquet at the Portland hotel Friday at 6:30 p. m. Charles F. Scott, publisher of The Register, will speak before the members of the club and guests who have been specially Invited. Among tho.sc receiving such Invitations ai-e members of the lola (Community club, and representatives from each of the ten w^oroen's Clul>s of lola It was emphasized, however, that any person who is interested is welcome to attend either before 01- after the banquet. Those who wls'o. to attend the banquet should make reser/ations at tlie hotel;hot later than tomorrow morning. Plates will be 50 cents. Tliose who do not attend the banquet but want to hear Mr. Scotfs speech should be at the hotel at about 7:10. . = Although the actual time of the National Business women's week is March 11 to 17, the banquet was postponed until Friday. During that week, how-ever, the dub attended in .1 body the Sunday morning service at the Presbyterian church; . Walker Divorce Recommended. Miami. Fla., Mar. 23. (AP)—T. J. Dowdell, general master in chancery for Dade county, announced this afternoon he would recommend to circuit court that Mrs. Jai?et Allen- v-'alker be granted an absolute divorce Xrom her husband. Jtames J. (Jimmy) Walker, former mayor o{ Kew York City. New York, Mar. 22. (AP)—The hand of the law that reached oat of Washington and seized Charles E. MitcheU signaUed today for quick prosecution of the charge that,he wilfully evaded an Uicome tax of i657.152 fol- 1929. One of the memorable legal fights of American his- torj' is foreseen. Mitchell, who was. one of the worlds nftist potent bankers imtil he resigned last month as chairman of the vast National .City bank, was sitting last night among the rich furnishings of his Fifth Avenue home when a United States marshal entered. In the marshal's hand was a bit of paper—a warrant accusing Mitchell of trying to defeat tax laws by converting a $2323,405 net Income into a paper loss of nearly $2,800,000. He did this, the government charged, by selling National City bank stock to his wife, later buj-ing it back at the same price. In Evening Clothes. Quietly the ex-banker put on his hat and coat and rode with the marslial in a taxicab to the' federal building. Robert Thayer, Mitchell's attorney, arrived in a hurry, wearing evening clothes. Ball was fixed at 110,000, a hearing set for March 29, ^nd the banker left, grim-lipped arid sUent. Homer S, Cummings, attorney general in the Roosevelt cabinet, had ordered the arrest, with the approval of President Roosevelt. Fed-' eral prosecutors were laying plans today for speedy submission of the case to a grand Jury. (?ummlngB, who hod a lengthy conference yesterday with the president, sold last night that George Z. Medalle, federal attorney here, "win proceed forthwith to present the case to a grand'Jury with a view to pressing for an early trial." Mitchell, u native of Chelsea. Mau., who worked himself up tthm a clerkship to the front ranks of finance, resigned as head of the National City bank and Ita securities ikfflllnte. the National City Mmpany, OS the result of reaction to his testimony before a senate committee Februarj- 21, Admits Evasion. He had testified, among other things, that in 1929, he sold 18,000 shares of bank stock to a member of his family "frankly for the purpose" of reducing his income tax. He said he sold the stock, for which he had paid $375 or $380 a share, for $212 a share, thus establishing his loss. He later bought the stock back for $212 a share, although the .stock was then selling at $40. It is alleged that no money passed, and that the purported sales were made by exchange of letters between the banker and his w-ife. — The complaint on which the warrant was based said that Mitchell had a gross Income for 1929 total­ ling 33,006,705 and including: Salaries, wages, etc., $1,206,195. Interest on bank deposits and bonds, $1388,237. Dividends, $262,874. Taxable Interest on liberty bonds. $4,789. Director's fees, $4503. DEATH OF MRS. FITZPATBICK. Wife of Lanndry Operator to be Buried in Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Nannie R Pitzpatrick, wife of'George H. Fitzpatrick, died today in her home at 16 North Chestnut. The Rev. N. L. Vezle will conduct the funeral service at the deeper service rooms tomorrow at a p. m., and burial will follow in Hi^iland cemetery. Mrs. Fitzpatrick leaves besides her husband, who operates the Ideal home laundry, three sons, Leslie and Donald, both of Bonner Springs, and Walter R. Fitzpatrick, Wichita. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was bom in Waverly. Neb.i!ln 1877, and had lived in lola since 1918. reduction and other measures enacted by the legislature. Briefly some of the major measures enacted included: Tax levy limitation. Bill to reqiUre various taxing uniU of the state to operate on cash basis after May 1, with provision those unable to comply up to January 1, 1935, may apply to state tax commission for exemption. Resolution requesting state tax commission to make a reduction of approximately 20 per cent this year in assessed valuations of, all real property and improvemente. Six-month mortgage foreclosure moratorium, extending until September 4 all periods of redemption from judicial sales in foreclosure proceedings. r Bill authorizing all municipalities to refund bonded Indebtedness ma- ttiring prior to June 15, 1935. State income tax bill. Bill creating new corporation commission to take over duties of public service commission, also dirties of banliing departjnent and charter board relative to speculative securities. Bill abolishing two 5 per Cent penalties on delinquent taxes, providing 2 per cent discount on last half tax-' es if full year's taxes paid by December 20, land charging 10 per cent interest on delinquent taxes. Bill reducing automobile license fees 50 per cent. BlU cancelling penalties, cost and interest on land bid off for taxes if redeemed by January 1, 1934. Bill consolidating state oil inspector, fire marshal and hotel commissioner's offices into new vehicle inspection department. Bill tr^ferring motor vehicle inspection duties from public service commission and motor vehicle inspection duties from public service commission and motor vehicle commissioner to highway department. IFr^OU MISS THE itaOISTEB CALLm ORm Bill broadening oil proration law. Bills centralizing responsibility for poor relief in boards of county commissioners, and authorizing each county to make % mill levy for poor relief in 1933 and 1934 or to issue bonds, with provision revenue raised from either source In one year shall not exceed 1-15 of 1 per cent of assessed value of taxable property in county. Bill reorganizing the state school book commission. Bill establishing legislative coim- cir. Bill giving bank, commissioner and governor dictatorial powers over insurance companies. Bill giving district court Judges pow-er to fix minimum price at which real estate may be bid in in sale growing out of mortgage foreclosure. Resolution providing for an investigation, and audit of highway department affairs. Bill to permit manufacture of industrial alcohol. Bill to facilitate reopening of the closed state banks. Bills designed to strengthen gasoline tax law and to prevent "bootlegging" of the fuel. Bill Imposing tax of 10 cents per pound on certain types of oleomargarine. Bill removing mandatory provision for construction of benefit district road projects upon filing of petitions. Bill giving governor control of appointment of state highway director and Indlr'ect control of highway commission. Bin repealing i>oll tnx. Bill giving state athletic commission Jurisdiction over wrestling. Bill authorizing receivers of insolvent batiks to pledge bank's assets at security for loans. Resolution ratifying "lomo duck" amendment to federal constitution, Bilfgivlng corporation commission additional regulatory powers over contract motor carriers. Bin regulating size, weight and speed of trucks and other non-paa- senger motor vehicles. Bill enabling building and loan associations and Insurance companies to participate hi federal Jiome loan bank system. SPIGOTSTO BE FLOWING ON APRIL 6 ROOSEVELT'S SIGNATURE ON BILL LEGALIZING BEER ACT AGAINST NEGRO-PHILES. White Men Students Disciplined for Danetag With Negro Girls. Pittsburg, Kas.. March 22. (AP)— The student council of the Kansas state teachers college here this week deprived three men. all seniors, of aU social privileges for dancing with negro girl students at a "social hour" conducted under the auspices of the y. M. C. A. last Thursday night. The students are Ralph and John Price, brothers, and Alfred Bayse. The dancing followed the "forum" conducted by the Y. M. C. A. The Prices and Bayse, advocated intermingling of the races at social affairs, asked the three negro girls to dance with them and one white girl student was persuaded to dance vrith a negro youth. Monday a mass meeting of students was held. A motion was adopted with a roar to "shave the heads' of the three white seniors. Later this was reconsidered and the motion to have the men deprived of all social privileges was passed. President W. A. Brandenburg said today: "A problem of discipline arose. The student council has handled It and the incident is closed." Hunt Chicago Safe Crackers. Chicago, Mar. '22. (AP)—Federal agents Joined the police today in s hunt for six expert cracksmen who dynamited their way into the Argo State bank In early morning, looted 45 of the 150 safety deposit boxes and took money and seciuritles estl- ci.itcd unofflclaUy to be worth as much as tiVifiOO. \ 125 MILLIONS IN TAXES Revenue from Sale of 32 Brew in 14 States to Help Balance Budget Washington, Mar. 22. (AP). Presi<ient Rooseyelt signed the 3.2 per cent beer and wines bill into law today immediately on receiving it from the capitol. It legalizes the beverages to be sold where not otherwise prohibited as soon as the clock strikes midnight, April 6, Fourteen states allow the beer, which must be held to 3.2 per cent alcohol by weight, or 4 per cent by volume. ' | Wasting no time on the act to which he looks for at least a 125 million dollar tax contribution toward balancing the budget, Mr. Roosevelt—as soon as the bill reached the White House—crossed over to his cabinet room to affix his signature, along with that of Vice-President Gamer that had been put on two minutes after the senate met. The president went to the cabinet room by prearrangenient to enable photographers to record the scene. The president signed the bill at 2 p. m., eastern time. From congressional halls it had been taken to him, done up neatly in red ribbon, by Representatives Cullen and O'Connor of New York, McCormack of Massachusetts, and Parsons and Sabath of Illinois, all Democrats. CuUen sponsored the law on the legislative course. In his seat at the head of the cabinet table, and in the presence of newspapermen and photographers, tlie president glanced over the 5 *3 pages of the enrolled measure. FOOT Peas Used. Upon completing the reading, he folded over the last page and picked up the first of the four pens he used in signing. Stephen T. Early, a secretaryj was at his side. The delegation of house members which carried the bill to the White House stood Just outside the cabinet room during the signing and later were received by Mr. Roosevelt. Looking up after he had signed, the president smiled. Later he remarked to photographers that he hoped they "got the smile" at the end. Representative Cullen asked if he might have one of the pens used in the signing. "Sure." the president replied. He chatted amiably with the delegation around him while he posed for photographers. There was a call from one of the group for another smile like "that other one," and the chief executive chuckled. The president directed that the four pens be given to the American Federation of Labor, the American Legion, Cullen, and Senator Harrison of Mississippi, who as chairman of the finance committee, was in charge of the legislation In the senate. Once sale gets under way, a long legal controversy Is expected to follow- ns to constitutionality of the law, reaching the "supremo court eventually," President Roosevelt today asked the attorney general to report the status of federal prisoners convicted under the dry laws but who would not have been guilty of violation under the terms of the new beer bill. No decision has been reached on paroling sich prisoners. The bill went to the president Just nine days after he asked Its enactment in a brief special message. It was the third of the major eijcrnency measures requested by hrni and enacted by the special session, which convened two weeks ago tomorrow. The others were the banking bill and the economy measure. WHAT THE BEER LAW PROVIDES FOR Washtogton, Mar. 22. (AP)— The principal provisions of the beer WU: Legalizes beer and wine of 3.2; per cent alcohol by weight or 4' per cent by voliune. Levies a federal tax of $5 a barrel of 31 gallons.- Becomes effective April 6. Leaves all regulation as to distribution to the states. » \ Protects dry states by-re-affirming the Webb-Kenyon act: preventing Interstate shipmentK into those that have, laws pro-' hibiting sale of beverages oft more than of 1 per cent alco-, hoUc content. Provides that brewers must pay an annual federal license/ fee of $1,000 for each brewery. Continues existing ilaw Calling for $50 annual fees for wholesalers and $20 for retailers. Amends dry ; laws affecting. Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rieo to permit sale of the 3.2 per cent beer and wine. Makes manufacturers bear the burden of proof that their products do not contain; more than 32 per cent alcohol. Reaffirms Volstead act pen-; allies on riolators of p.'ovisions' including the forfeitun- of license. Permits advertishig b; radio,' newspapers ai^d other ijjblica- tions. The beer and wine may be sold in 17 states: Arizona, California, Illinois, Bidiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Ne- TCda, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washing-' ton, Wisconsin, North Dakota, West Virginia and Wyoming, , • REORGANIZAHON TO AFFECT COPS Federal In\ Be Grouped One estigators To Under Head M^. •. 22; (AP)—The Sam's four famous Washihgton, genius of Uncle sleuthing agencies may be bound together and set Children ^aken a Few Miles to Civilization Memphis, Tenn., Mar. 22. (AP)— Bath tubs, electric lights and street cars are furnishing the thrills of a magic world for three children who Uved within 20 miles of Memphis without knowledge such things existed. The three were found by a passing farmer abandoned by their parents In a little shack In a remote lowland section of Shelby county. They had lived three days on popcorn and uncooked com meal. Buddy, 8, the eldest, was preparing popcorn for supper when the whimpering of his two sisters. Sis, 5, and Honey, 3, drew the attention of the passerby. He loaded them into his automobile—and brought them to Memphis. At a hospital, a sister of mercy gave them the first baths they ever had. Honey fought, bit, and scratched in fear of the water. Their matted hair was washed and their flimsy, filthy clothing exchanged lor warm clean garments. They got their introduction to the new world several days ago. Water that spurts from faucets at a twist of the hand, lights that flash on at the push of a button, street cars, electric signs and bright windows still are endless sources of wonder and amusement to the tbree. Jointly on the trail of wrong-doers under plans being considered t>y the Roosevelt admm- istration.. This is one of the many angles to be under siuvey as part of the governmental reorganization program to promote economy and efficiency: Although still in an embryonic .•rtage, the suggestion that all investigative work be brought imder one roof has found much supporri .This new far-flung agency would include the secret seirlce, the jus.; tice department's bureau of investigation, the intelligence unit of the internal revenue Jbureau, and the postal inspectors. . The secret service is charged with-! "protecting the life of the president and his family and with preventing counterfeiting of money;: the justice agents with general investigative work not covered by other agencies; the revenue,intelligence unit, which Brought, about the downfall of Al Capone, with preventltig cheating on the government in taxes, and the postoffice inspectors with getting those who tamper with the mall. The premise of the plan to con- .solldate these agencies, it was said today, is that much of their work is over-lapping and that by co- lordlnatlng their functions an even more fearsome bulwark would be offered against the tmderworla. Secretary Roper of the commerce department who Is carrying on niany of the general government reorganization preliminaries. Is understood to be rapidly pulling the threads of the vast moncy-suving project together. No definite pattern has been found yet. however, for the general transportation division to include the interstate commerce commission as a kej-stone and Include regulation of buffics, trucks, pipelines, aviation, barge lines, water shlwJing, and, perhaps.'highway construction. Other realignments which are known to be under discussion include one. to send - the bureau of mines to the labor department and the bureau of fisheries to the interior department from the commerce department. The latter department Is to be sliarpiy curtailed, informed quarters believe, with virtual elimination of; the t>ureau of. foreign and domestic commerce and the commodity division. . ^ Miss Prances Perkins, secretary of labor, announced yesterday she has begun the reorganization of her department, with the employment service. Immigration service: and statistical divisions getting revolutionary treatment. NEW MESSAGE TO DEAL WITH FARM FINANCE Roosevelt Preparing Plan To Give Mortgage Relief AGENCIES COMBINED All Governmental Farm Loan Bureaus to Be Consolidated CHEFS PREPARE FOR WINES Which Beverages to Drink Wheq Decided by Leading Cc^oiis. San Francisco, Mar, 22. (AP )-rThe Chefs De Cuisine club. co ::Tposed ol nearly 100 leading chefs of far v^est- em states, has proposed a 1933 wine service made up. they said, of American grown table wines and e .K-" eluding fortified wines. White wines such as Chablis Riesling and Sautem? were suggestr ed for the earlier courses, Ciarfe^ for the entree end sparkling Burgundy for the roast. A moderately sweet' champagne, or pcrt^aps a Haut Sauteme wer; offered for pastry and cheese and a sparkling Moscato for the fruiti : Keg Stave Business Booms. Fayetteville. Ark., March 22. (AP) —A demand for staves for beer kegs has caused a boom in the timber business in the northwest Arkansas Ozarks and given employment ^to farmers and mill workers hi cota^ munltles where staVe miUs are virtually the only active Industry. Washington, Mar. 22. (AP) — President Roosevelt's next message to congress will recommend a program of farm niortgage and small home mortgage relief, including methods of refinancing. It will be ready for presentation in a few days. • The farm mortgage program will be embodied in a bill on which Henry Morgenthau Jr, the farm board chairman, and Dr. W. I. Myers, his assistant, are now working. By the time congress is ready to consider the bill, Morgenthau's plan for consolidating federal farm credit agencies will be complete. Mofit- of this will be accomplished by executive order. Morgenthau conferred on the legislation today with Senator Robinson of Arkansas, the Democratic leader, and members of the senate banking and agriculture commit.- tees. Robinson said he expected the measure to be finished within two or thre§ days. After Canadian Plan. In some respects, the plan win follow the Canadian system whidi provides for debtor relief or conciliation courts. A system of farm debt arbitration agencies was authorized at the last ses.<:ion of congress and plans for setting them up are now being considered by federal district courts under whose direction they are intended to operate. They, have tas their aim conferences between farmers and their debtors to aj> range methods of working out debt difficulties by agreement. The basis of the Roosevelt relief plan, however, will be the refinancing of mortgages. The White House does not contemplate that a speolal bond issue will be,needed but the measure may authorize the credit agency to sell bonds in the same manner as the federal farm land banks now obtain capital for their operations. One method of refinancing which has been proposed is contained In a* bm introduced by <3hahinatt Jones of the house agriculture committee. This measure would alloir mortgage holders to trade their mortgages for government bond4 bearing low Interest rates. The bonds, in turn, would be guaranteed by the mortgaets wiiich the government would hold. ; May Re-Issne Mortgages. With the mortgages in the poa- sesslori of the government, they could be re-issued at much lower interest rates, Ralney said. Tlie credit agencies which are to be coiisclldated under Morgenthau's plan are: The federal farm board; the crop production loan division and the old seed loan divisions of the agriculture department; the agricultural credit agencies set up by the reconstruction finance corporation; the federal farm land banks; the Intermediate credit banks, and a dlvlaloa in the department of agriculture which has authority to loan funds for capital for farm credit corporations, Tho new program also contein« plates changes In the government's relationship to the joint stock land banks. Under the con.w)lidatcd plan, four divisions are to bo creoted. The agency will have,regional offices i^nd will handle both long and short term loans and the administration of the mortgage relief measure If it is enacted. cot, HOISINGTON DIES Prominent Kansas Soldier and Fla- ancier Soccnmbs to Heart Disease In Home in Newton Newion. Kas., Mar. 22. (AP)—CoL Perrj- Tlilo Hol.sington, 75, well- knottii Kansas soldier, politician and banker, died here yesterday of heart disease. He had been ill for five weeks. Rising from a private to a colonel in the Kansas National Guard, he was commander of the Kansas Second Regiment prior to the Worid war. He was the ranking officer of the 137tli infantry during ita training period at Camp Doniphan, but was prevented from accompanying the unit overseas because of a slight physical dlsabUity. Colonel Holslngton's Imslness activities were, centered in two Newton financial institutions, the First National l»nk -of which he was president and the Railroad Building and Loan Savings assodatloa of which he was secretary and general manager. Prominent In Masonic circles, he was a past master of the Kansas lodge, past conmiander of the Kansas C^mmandery of the Knlglits Templar and was for many years a, member of the Masonic home board. He also was a trustee of the College of Emporia.. Survivors Include his widow, a son. Major Gregory Holshigton of. Fort Leavenworth, and three daughters, Mrs. H. W, Hart, Wichita; Mr^. R. A. cnymer. El Porado, and Miss Margaret Holslngton, Chicago. H. B. Warner Asks Divorce. Los Angeles, Mar. 22. (AP)— Charging mental cruelty, H. B. Warner, Engllsh-bom screen actor, has fll0d suit for divorce against Mrs. Rita Stanwood Warner In supeiMr court bere. ,

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