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V w * TOPEKA, VOLUME XXXVI. No. 125. DAILY Successor to The lola Daily Register, The ToU Daily Keoord, and Ipis Daily Index. lOLA. KAS., THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 23, 1933. Tlie Weekly Register. EstabUshed 1867. The Ida Daily Register, Established 1897. EIGHT PAGES t > QUAKE VICTIMS NOT IN NEED OF IMMEDIATE AID Californian Tells of Conditions There in Letter To The Register KEEP CASH AT HOME Offers of Food, Qlothing And Money Go Begging in Area lolatvi will save their money for their own relief needs, not send It to California earthquake sufferers. If they follow the advice implied in the following letter received by a member of the Register staff from a friend In California. "I s^-e by the Repister received this morning," writes the correspondent, "that a request has gone out from t^^ Red Cross headquarters in Washington to your local chapter asking contributions fqr the Long Beach sufferers. "As a matter of fact, many parties who have gone to Long.Beach don't seem to be able to find any sufferers, r think I wrote you of one woman, the first one of whom I happened to hear, who went down with her car loaded with blankets and food. Finding nobody needing either, she left the things with the Red Cross. Another woman, who has been down twice since restrictions on entering were removed said the only evidence of deprivation that slie saw was the necessity for cooking out of doors, either in the parks br in the back yards of houses that •iseople were not allowed to enter iintil they had been examined. But 'the people had plenty of things to do with and plenty of food to cook: also, all the clothing and bedding they had before the quake as there was no fire or anything else of that nature. "Three Pasadena men. having both money and leisure, determined to do the handsome thing by a ".si.ster city." Tliey secured a truck, -filled it with food and clothing (I remember only one item which was "seventy-five overcoats") and went down to Long Beach where they ,';pent the entirn day trying to find people in ,need They had taken dozens and do::ens of doughnuts. Everybody was ready for one of these, as of coune cooked foods were at a premium. When the men were ready to return,, they went to a charitable organization. 'The Friendly Aid," fpermancnt) and asked them to take charqe of thethlngs. Phoning the next day. they were told there had been n^o call for any of the things. Nor. .so bountifully was everybody suppl ed with necessities, had there been i ny call for the $134 which t.hl.s-orpaililzation had hastily collected, thinking there would be many calls for ta.sh. . "During part of Friday and all Friday nlcht th(jro was a light rain. That had been r nticipated and provided, for. . Tent.": and empty railway cars amply hou.'od everybody. "Doiibtle.ss mahy people in moderate circumstancffs will need state or I'ederal aid when it comes to rebuilding, but California is taking care of her own to the fullest extent and It seems a pity that other people should be called on for help which Is not needed." HITLER MADE DICTATOR FOR FOUR YEARS. Berlin, Mar. 23. (AP)—The reichstag, with only the Socialists opposing, today passed an empowering act granting Chancellor Hitler's demand for four years of dictatorial power. i The outcome was inevitable, but the opposition was glv^n time to express itself. Otto Wels, veteran of the revolution of 19i8 which set up the republic; w^ the spokesman for the Sodalists. "Take our liberty, take" our lives, but leave us our honoij," he appealed. "If you (Nazli) really want social reconstruction you would need no such law as this." The Chancellor, who had heard through up to this point, leaped to his feet with a passionate reply. Qone was all the moderation of the message on policy which he had delivered at the morning session. He berated the Socialists for their "fourteen years of persecution of the NazU." "You're too late!" he shouted. "We don't need you any longer in molding the fate of our na- •tlonl" II the Socialists charge persecution, now, he cried, they did the same thing to him in the years gone by. The constitution written at Wehnar and the flag of the republic which was adopted there were accepted shamelessly at the bidding of foreign powers, he said. MANY IN TRIBUTE TOD.P.NORTHRHP Presbyterian Auditorium Filled at Funeral of | Prominent lolan '- PRESBYTERIAN MEETING HELD Annual ReporU Received and Rex Bowlus Elected to Board. The annual Congregational meeting of the Presbj-terlan church was held in the church dining room last evening, the meeting being preceded by a church-family dinner. Reports from all the church auxiliary organizations were received and disclosed interesting and helpful activities during the jmst year. The re- VKjrt of the financial secretary showed that during the year the church had met all Its money obll- gatloiM and had a comfortable balance in the bank with which to start the new church year. Members of the church boards whose terms expired were re-elected to succeed themselves with the exception that Alia M. Dunlap, who has removed from lola and resumed his old place with the church at Carlyle, was succeeded on the board of trustees by Mr. Rex Bowlus. WEATHER and ROADS FOR KANSAS: Clondy, some rain, possibly mixed with snow Friday and probably In west portion tonight; sUebtly warmer in west and central portions tonisbt. For lola and \lclnlty: Cloudy, Kome rain, possibly mixed with snow Friday; slightly warmer tonight. Temperature — Highest yesterday, 47; lowest last night, 29: normal for today. 48; deficiency yesterday, 10; excess since January 1. 500 degrees; this date last year, highest, 54; lowest, 31. Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7 a. m. today. .00; total for this year to date, 3.90; deficiency since January 1, .89 inch. Relative humidity at 7 a. m. today, 76 per cet{t; barometer reduced to sea level, 30:27 inches. Sun rises, 6:21 a. m.; sun sets, 6:36 p. m. ! Kansas Weather and Dirt Roads. Coffe>-Vllle. cloudy, roads good. Emi>oria, cloudy, light snow, roads good. ; Manhattan, partly cloudy, roads snow covered, soft. \ Ottawa, clear, roads good. Salina, cloudy, roads good. - Topeka, clear,roads good. Arkansas City. Wichita, partly cloudy, roads good. Pittsburg, cloudy, roads soo<j. Tlie large auditorium of the First Prcsbj-terian church w^as filled yesterday afternoon with sorrowing and sympathetic friends on the occasion of the funeral of the late Dclnrnr P. Northrup. A wealth of flowers, extending acro-ss the entire front of the church and covering the pulpit platform and the rail of the choir loft, constituted a silent but beautiful and eloquent tribute of affection and respect. A quartette from the church choir, Mrs. Ralph Stover and Miss Viola Dalgarno, Mr. N. C. Kerr and Mr. A. E. Garrison, with Mrs. J. E. Cornish at the organ, following the brief opening prayer of the pastor. Rev. R. D. Snuffer, sang "Abide with Me," and later In the service "Jesus Savior Pilot Me." After reading a brief biography of the departed, Mr. Snuffer spoke feelingly and appropriately from the words: "Lord, 2nake me tp know mine end and the measure of my days, what it is, that I may know" how frail I am," from the 4th verse of the 39th Psalm. At the: conclusion of the church .service the local lodge of the B. P. p. E., of which Mr. Northrup had but recently been voted a life member because of eminent and long continued service, took charge, furnishing pall bearers—Fred Horton,' Louis Schlanger, MJlford Langley, Melvln Fronk, and Dr. O. E. Pendarvis—and an escort of honor, and at the cemetery rendering the solemn and impressive funeral ritual of the order. DEADLOCK ENDS ASCOMPROMISE GETS APPROVAL House and Senate Near End of Labors With Passage of Bill JUDGES' WAGES CUT EDUCATORS CONFER IN IOLA. Heads of Two Teachers' Colleges Discuss Cuts in Funds. President Thomas W. Butcher, of the State Teachers College at Emporia, and President W. A: Brandenburg, of the State Teachers College at Pittsburg, met in lola last evening and spent a considerable portion of the night considering the problems that were laid at their door by the action of the legislature hi drastically reducing the appropriation of funds for carrying on their respective institutions. In general terms the appropriations made this winter, to carry on the work of the schools for the next two years, was aboiit 28 per cent below the sum appropriated two years ago. The two presidents, of course, will cut their garments to fit their cloth but they are finding it by no means a simple and easy task. What it means is that there will have to be cuts in salaries and doubtless some complete eliminations. Both men, however, have had many years of experience in the work in which they ate now engaged, and ]they doubtless will find ways to reduce the expenditures of their schools without in any serious way impairing their usefulness or lowering their standards.. MISS MOYER TO CONVENTION Home Economics Teacher at High School to Topeka Tomorrow. Miss. Louisa Moyer, teacher of home economics in the junior college and high school will leave tomorrow morning to attend the annual meeting of the state home economics association-in Topeka. Miss Moyer will attend a limcheon Friday noon at which persons representing the major home economic interests in Kansas are imeeting in response to a call from the national president "to mobilize htwne economics forces in order to make their services more effective, not only in the present emergency, but In any work which might be undertaken now or later." County Salaries Along With Appointive Stipends Also Reduced s Topeka, March 23. (AP)—DeUb- cratlons of the twenty-eighth biennial session of the legislature virtually were brought to a conclusion this afternoon with adoption by the house and senate of conference committee reports on judicial and county salary reduction bills, ending a deadlock of nearly 40 hours duration. Compromising of the differences which kept the legislators in j^ion long past the Tuesday midnight deadline they had agreed upon for final consideration of bills was completed at 2:30 p. m., with the house adoption without a dissenting vote of a conference committee report on the bill reducing salaries of Judges of the state supreme and district courts. Earlier in the afternoon, both branches adopted the conference committee report on a bill reducing the salaries of county officials and employes. The senate also had adopted shortly before the house acted upon it, the bill reducing judicial salaries. ' The latter bill also contained reductions in salaries of appointivi officials and employes in various state departments on which there had been only sUght disagreement between the two branches when the deadlock developed Tuesday night over the salaries of the, judges and county officials and employes. School Lets Out^ At the same time it adopted the conference report involving the judicial salaries, the house passed a few final appropriation measures previously passed by the senate and the state tax levy bill. Immediately after the roll call, members began drifting from the house, and on the next roll call on a miscellaneous appropriation bill dozens of voices responded when each name was called. Firecrackers set off by pages and some of the members added to the confusion. At 2:50 p, m., the house adjourned until 11 a. m., totilorrow, when both branches will adjourn sine die after sessions which probably will be attended by only a few of the members. The salary reductions, it was provided, were to be for a two-year period, beginning April 1. Conference Compromises Honscs. Differences between the two branches were compromised under the conference committee agreements, the senate previously having voted against aiiy reduction in the salaries of the supreme and district court judges, while the house had voted to reduce the pay pf the former from $6,000 to' $5,000 a year and that of the latter from $4,000 to $3,200. Both branches had passed conflicting county salary reduction bills, and the conference committee compromised by incorporating in its report some of the schedules contained in each biU. Representative Waggoner (R), the chahman of the house fees and salaries committee, esthnated that the saving under the county salary reduction bill would be from a quarter to a half million dollars. Waggoner, and Representative Templar (R) of Cowley, another of the conferees, said that as the general rule no cuts were made In the counties of less than 5,000 population where salaries were less than $1,000 a year. If more than $1,000 the cut provided was 5 per cent. In all other counties, except Wyandotte and Sedgwick, the cuts ranged from 5: to 15 per cent. In Wyandotte and Sedgwick, they ranged up to 25 per cent. Prosecution Rests in' Trial of Young Officer Defense Opens Its Case With Assertion That Baillie-Stewart Went to Holland With Avowed Intention of Capitalizing on Young Woman'p Affection for Him. London, Mar. 23. (AP)—Tht prosecution closed its case this afternoon in the court martial of Lieutenant Norman BaiUie-Stewart, young officer of the Seaforth Kigh- landers charged with communicating army secrets. Norman Parkes, defense counsel- then opened his case with a meet amazing speech. He said the yoimg officer re- ttUTied to Holland last August to meet a woman known as Marie Louise, "having formed the most discrpditable intention of taking advantage of her infatuation to obtain money from her." Marie Louise is the young woman with whom Lieutenant Baillle-Stew­ art admitted, according to previous MURRAY COUSIN NOT QUALIFIED Senate Oil Committee May Urge Dismissal of Pro­ ration Enforcer VISITORS TO STAR GRANGE Pottawatomie Grangers to Be Gnests At Star VaUey Meeting. The Star Valley Grange will be hosts to a party of about thirty Anderson county Grangers at a meeting to be held In Prahie Dell schoolhouse FJiday at 8 p. m. The delegation Is ftom the Pottawatomie Grange, the third, largest subordinate in the state.I Ray' Moody, Anderson county deputy, and Mrs. Moody, will be present for the meeting which will have as a feature of the program the conferring of the third and fourth degrees on a class- of can- jlidates. The Pottawatomie drill team will put on the work, exem- pUfying the lessons with the use of tableaux. ! Refreshments will be served. ! The Pottawatomie Grange Is at Greely. THIEVES TURN TO VANDALISM ' Slight Tremor in Los Angeles. Los Angeles, Mar. 23. (AP)—A slight earth tremor was felt in Los Angeles at 12:40 a. m. today. It larted less than three seconds and did no damage. Irkod Becaose They Cant Open Safe, They Flood BasemenU PlainvilJe, Kas., Mar. 23. (AP)— Angered, it: is believed, because there was no money In the safe, robbers who entered a filling station here sometinie yesterday rooming, Jinimed the safe so it cannot be opened, then broke off a water pipt, flooding the basement. Water was four' feet deep when the vandalism was discovered, causmg considerable damage to batteries and other articles stored there. Oklahoma City, Mar. 23. (AP)— It was learned on good authority today that the . tentative draft of the senate oil investlgathig committee's report to the Oklahoma legislature recommenas immediate removal of Col. Cicero I. Murray as military proration enforcement officer in the Oklahoma City field. Legislators conceded that the final report may not include this recommendation. Colonel Murray is a distant relative of Governor W. H: Murray and .is attorney for the oil states advisory committee. The report! was dictaited late yes-, terday and was being copied early today by stenographers. When completed, the final draft will be read to the nine-member oil committee today. The report alleges that: Ten million barrels of oil has been produced in the Oklahoma City field in violation of proration orders. Thirteen million barrels of oil has been produced under corporation commission orders granting exemptions to certain jtypes of wells. Discrimination in enforcement of the oU <:urb in state field. Unexplained activities on the part of the militia in the Oklahoma city field that tend to indicate the practice of favoritism. Flagrant discrepancies in official reports on pipeline runs and production. That new and more strict regulations for proration enforcement are an absolute necessity if proration Is to be mahitalned in Oklahoma. Colonel Murray was summoned to appear before the oil committee recently but refused on advice of Governor Murray. "Witnesses had told of large sums allegedly being paid by oil companies to finance enforcement pf proration regulations. The report cites testhnony that Colonel- Murray placed a relative on the payroll under a fictitious name, and points to deposit slips and bank records allegedly showing deposits In Colonel Murray's name totaling $162,981. testimony, he had a liaison in Ber- Un last summer. It was she, he said, who sent him £90, which the prpse- cutlon claimed was a payment for army information he revealed, on account of their affair. Mr. Parkes declared that on Lieutenant Baillle-Stewart's last visit to Holland Marie Louise had hinted that in order to induce hhn to return to Germany in the spring, a larger money payment ^ould be made. Her subsequent letters containing money, he added, was a fulfillment of;the hinted promise. ! Marie Louise had told the prisoner; that if he wished to correspond with her it must be through Otto Waldemar Obst, of Berlin—tne man who had .brought them together— the attorney conthiUed. (The name of Otto Waldemar Obst has been mentioned hi the courtmartlal as the man reputed to have figured in the jalleged communication of army information.) Mr. Parkes declared, . however, that he would call a' witness who had come forward after reading reports of the case who would say that he had met Marie Louise in Berlin and was introduced to her by those names only. Lieutenant BailUe^tewart's own evidence regai-ding his early career would indicate characteristics peculiar to himself which would thirpw great light on his subsequent methods, Mr. Parkes declarea. The morning session today, at which the last of the unnamed prosecution witnesses were appearing, was secrer. Their identities were withheld, as were others during the past two days,, because of the fear that. publicity would endanger their lives. Tlic prosecution sought to prove the young Scot was paid £90 (alx)ut $311) for information on British army organization and equipment. The defense, asked the court to dismiss from its minds any impres- HINES' NAME HEARD War-Time RaU Head May Get Job From Roosevelt New York. Mar. 23. (AP)—Walker D. Hines, director-general tof railroads during the warthne federal control period, is the man most prominently mentioned in usually well-hiformed Wall Street quarters this week for probable elevation to a key position in the administration's forthcoming transportatioi' program. Hlnes, a former director of the Santa .Fe and at present a practicing attorney in New "Vork, has been a student of the railroad problem ail his life. He is known as an ardent advocate of the theory of consolidation but has freely admitted, in''the pa-st,' that there are many grave difficulties to be ironed out before any substantial progress can be made In that direction. The Hhies philosophy of railway regulation—and particularly his views on consolidation—"would fit into the Roosevelt platform. The report persists in rail quarters that the admhiistratipn will propose a sort, of board of control for the steam carriers, with Hine-; perhaps at the head. It Is u-nder- stood that broad dictatorial powers would be sought for this control group, and that its scope of activity would transcend the present power of the interstate commerce commission. CONSCIENCE EXACTS PENALTV Hit-Ron Driver Fonnd a Suicide in New YoA Harbor. New York, Mar. 23. (AP)—They foimd Charles Liederman today but it was too late to tell him the boy he struck with his automobile did not die and that, after all, the police did not want him for homicide. Liederman, a 34-year-old candy salesman, rah down little Phillip Coniglio in Brooklyn on January 31 and didn't stop. Police .thought the child was go- hig to die and so they broadcast an alarm for Liederman. The candy salesman disappeared and neither his wife nor the police could locate him until today. His Ipody was fomid floating in New York bay. He had committed suldde. sion which might have beeh implanted by the prosecution's theorj' of the defondant's actions. "You will hear from us a new story," he promised. "The accused will tell you that in Berlin he became intimate with a woman who had been introduced to him only as 'Marie Louise.' "He would not say so, but she Jjpcsme infatuated with him. You will hear evidence that the accused always has had a peculiar attraction for women, and a peculiar attitude toward them which perhaps I may be.st describe as a lack of chivalry." The court adjourned for luncheon when he had concluded his introductory remarks. Later Lieutenant Baillie-Stewart denied 6n the witness stand that he ever had disclosed; to a foreign agent any information prejufilclal to his country. "On my honor," he saidj today, "I never have attempted to obtain, I never have obtained, and' I never have disclosed any information prejudicial tjo the state. There is no possible reason why I should have done so. I never have been in debt In my life." His attorney then led him through the strange story about a glrr named Marie Louise who. he saj-s, sent him money in the mall after he had associated -tn-Va. her while he was on furlough in Berlm. The prosecution had presented several letters from the girl.. It was contended that "Marie Louise" was an aUas disguising the identity of a foreign agent. The money contained in at least two of the letters, said the prosecution, was Baillle-Stewart's paj-mem for the betrayal of military infonnatioh. The lieutenant said he was introduced to Marie Louise in a cafe by a German and that they'subse­ quently hpcame very intimate. His counsel asked where the intimacy occurred and the accused said always on the banks of what is known as the Lake district in Berlin. They went there by train. She has a canoe from which they both bathed. Asked if he paid for entertainments, the accused said, "No. For the first few days I did, and then she paid for nearly everything I had. I gathered that she was very well off." The accused said he tried often to find out something about her, but could never learn anything further, whereupon he didn't Dother to continue his questions. MRS. ROSS SLATED FOR JOB Senator Believes Woman Will Be Named U. S. Treasurer. i Washington, Mar. 23. (AP)—Senator Kendrick (D. Wyo.) told ne|«(s- papermen today he had "reasons to believe" that Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross former governor of Wyoming, would be appointed treasurer of the United States." If Mrs. Ross is appointed, her job •will be looking after all the bills of the federal government which must be paid through the office of the treasurer. In addition, her name will be placed on each piece of paper money Issued and she will have to sign dll checks. This would be the first thne a woman had held the position. The present treasurer is Walter O. Woods of Kansas, who was appointed on January 18, 1929. Refinery Fire Kills Two. Elizabeth,,N. J., Mar. 23. (AP)—: Fire which started today in a crude oil still at the Bayway refinery of the Standard Oil company, took the U\'es of two workmen. Another was badly burned, one was Injured, and four were sUghtly burned. . BILUON-DOLLAR BOND ISSUE TO LIFT FARM DEBT Roosevelt Explains His Mortgage Refinancing Plan to Leaders THROUGH AS RTOER Measure May Pass Congress as Amendment To Relief BiU Washington, March 23. (AP)— From a conference of congressional leaders at the White House today issued word that the impending farm mortgage plan will call for re- flnanchig present debts with new government bonds, probably totaUng a bilUon dollars. Speaker Bahiey told newspapermen this was the plan, explaining It was hoped this sum would be sufficient to provide the needed relief, but adding that issuance up to two blUions would probably be made possible. At the same time Senator Smith (D., 8. C), who has been strongly critical of the farm relief blU already passed by the house, indicated confidence that changes would be made which would satisfy those opposed to its present language, and please the administration as well. The farm relief bill was referred to the agricultural committee by the senate only today. It will be considered by this committee tomorrow. Ralney, leaving the White House conference, said the mortgage bill now is at the treasinr for careful scrutiny. He expected it would be given to congress within a few days and would be attached to the farm relief I bill as an amendment for sake of speed. As he explahied the plan the bill would call- for immediate and complete Uquidatlon of the Joint Stock, Land banks; extension of the farm i loan system to replace the stock banks. It would, he said, refinance as many mortgages as could be oijtalned through "conciliatory methods." This would mean, probably, reduction of the amount of individual mortgages through agreement between the debtor and creditor, with the government then buying the reduced mortgages, paying with new bonds. However, Ralney said, it was not decided whether the bonds would be issued lin this way or sold on the open market and the cash used to buy mortgages. Interest, he said, would come down to 5 per cent or less. Ralney told newspapermen original plans to include mortgages on small homes in the same refinancing measure had been abandoned. Since the proposal Is to Insert the new plan in the farm relief bill, he asserted, it would npt be germane to Iriclude home mortgages. - Thenr too, he added it riilghl require a| bond issue ofl 30 billion to refinance all the mortgages, whereas the farm mortgage situatlori by itself apparently can be relieved he said with the' 2 biiUon- issue. "We hope to do something for home owners in a separate bill," he said.' FT-GmVE SWALL0WS POISON IN PRISON CELL Butte, Mont., Mai". 23. (AP)— Harry Bushnell, fugitive from a Michigan prison camp, arrested, here a week ago, ccmimltted suicide in the county jail here this morning by poisoning. Bushnell, who came West and married a Butte girl after his escape, was captured through .1 reward offer made by a crime magazine. His arrest ended one of the most intensive manhunts ever conducted by Michigan officers. Two officers were due nere to- da.v to return liim to Michigan for completion of his sentence and for questioning in the slay- Ings of a man and wonlan which coincided closely with his escape from prison in 1918. BushnelVs wife was Ignorant of his past record until his arrest. The fugitive had waived extradition and declared he woul'd complete his term. He denied' knowledge of the deaths of the man and woman whose bodies were found near the prison the day after his escape. Source of the poison wiis not Immediately determined but officers expressed the opinion that Biishnell had it concealed In his clothing. An investigation was launched by the coroner. CARROLL IN SUSPENSE Sentence Yet to Be Passed on Yonth Convicted of Mnrder and Who Admitted lola Crime Les^venworth, Kas., Mar. 23. (AP.> Jerry Carroll awaited sentence today on conviction of fhst degree murder hi the death of E. J. Morris, 22-year-old Washburn college law student, shot to death near Lawrence March 6. Sentence was deferred temporarily after a district court jury returned a verdict late yesterday at the conclusion of a trial which started yesterday morning. Billy Hamby is at the scate penitentiary mider life sentence hnposed after he had pleaded guilty to a part in the slaying of the student, who v/as shot when he resisted the efforts of two men to rob him of the automobile he was drlvmg. Carroll has refused to teU officers his home address or the names of relatives. He and Hamby were captured by a posse near Tonganoxie several hours after the car stolen from Morris was found abandoned along a highway In the neighborhood. CarroU and Hamby both confessed, according to the documents held by J. D. Mittelbach, to holdtag up the Palace shoe store In lola last month,! hi which they obtamed cash Ui excess of $200 and articles of jewelry. j CIMARRON WOMEN SEEK REINS Ticket to Oppose Men on Issue of Law Enforceinent. Cimarron, Kas., Mar. 23. (AP)— The women of Cimarron have filed a ticket in the municipal election here April 4, with Mrs. Forrest Luther, candidate for mayor. Mrs. Luther is the wife of the sLxth district highway commissioner. The ticket, op^josing a full slate of men candidates, was placed In the field at a meeting called by Mrs. Charles Ersklne, who expressed dissatisfaction with law enforcement hi Chnarron. and suggested a city government by women as a remedy. Tlie candidates "pr council are Mrs. Reuben Sherwood, Mrs. Harve Dickerson, Mrs. Grace Robinson, Mrs. R. K "Wilson, and Mrs. iMary Kissinger. Mrs. D. B. Huhgate Is candidate for police judge. The women's ticket campaign committee has announced a plan for a house to house canvass in quest of votes. MISS PERKINS DEFENDS PLAN Conservation Work Will Not Lower Wage Scales, Secretary Testifies Washington. March 23. (AP)—Aid to the jobless In congested industrial cities was described today as the aim of the president's reforestation program. "While Miss Frances Perkins was telling a joint session of the house and senate labor committee^ of the purposes of the measure before them, Secretary Dem related that plans were under way for recruiting the jobless in industrial cities into a civilian conservation corps. Miss Perkins, in her first appearance as Secretary of Labor before a congressional committee, entered into a give and take cross examination by committee members and defended the program from :the charge that it would tend to reduce the wage standard for unskilled labor. She called it a relief plan and:not an employment program and said that employers had realized that the purchasing power of wage earners must be sustained If busintss was to prosper. . - ' '. Under the plans being formulated for putting the plan into action after it is enacted, Dem said the labor department would enroll unemployed volunteers, the war de-J partment would organize them Into units and the agricultural department would conduct the camps and supervise the work. Help to Yomig Men. Miss Perkins said the plan would be particularly beneficial to young and unmarried men who have not been taken care of by existmg relief facilities. "We have an acciunulatlon • of people In the large cities," she said, "who have been living by their wits.*' Miss Perkins repUed promptly to a series of questions by hostile members of the two committees; : Sha said the plan would "preserve the self, respect and morale" of thfe men employed and denied It would lower wage standards. Chalnnan Connery of the house committee, suggested a. connection between, the plan and sweat shop conditions. . "This is not to be regarded as an attempt to start a sweat shop labor program," Miss Perkins said, "noi" •can it.be used to depress the wages of labor." The bill, Miss Perkins said, would not put men to work at $1 a day on jobs now done by $3 labor. Created Jobs Offered. "This will put men to work on projects that would not be undertaken in the next ten years," she said. One of the committee members asked if it would not be harmful to separate families by sending men away from their homes to thfe pro*posed forestry camps. "In some cases it would be a good thing for the family to make that division," Miss Perkins repUed, as the committee laughed. "I don't think you need to worry over the effect on family Ufe," she added. Chairman Walsh interrupted the hearing to allow Miss Perkins to repeat and condense her testimony for the talking movies. She said the bill would provide; "a practical form of work reUef for 200,000 or 250,000 men." "It will put 200,000 men to work within a few months," she added"Some employment at least could.be given by the end of April or the first of May." The committee adjourned until tomorrow after hearing Miss Perkins. GOVERNMENT ACTS SWIFTLY TO OPEN TAPS Licenses to Brewers Are Being Issued by Alcohol Commissioner EARLY STOCK RALLY DIES. Gains of From 1 to 4 Points Aboqt Cut hi Half at Close. New-York. March 23. (AP)—A morning rally in stocks quickly subsided today and extreme gains of $1 to $4 were about cut in half, on the average, though rails resisted selling. , Trading was quiet after the flrat hour when the market had Its spurt. Numerous railroad bonds advancsd and wheat' closed a cent a bushel higher. Cotton ijiras quiet but firm. IP YOU MISS THB REOISTJEai CALL 157 5^. : DRYS ON WARPATH Prbhibitionists Ready to Take Legality to High Court Washhigton, Mar. 23. (AP)—The federal government today moved swiftly to open the beer taps through which a legal 3.2 brew will flow to America's thirsty after midnight AprU 6., . Machtoery to license brewers was set m motion by Dr. James M. Doran. Industrial alcohol commissioner, whb pledged himself to keep bootleg :beer racketeers out of the legalized Industry. Government officials acted a day after President Roosevelt signed Into law a bill which permits the sale of beer and wine of 3.2 per cent alcoholic content. The president's action signalled the end of the absolute prohibition which has prevailed since 1920. ' Leaders of prohibition organlzt- 'tlons, meantime, made plans for testing the law's constltutlonaUty and for blocking the sale of beer by Injunction. They served notice of a determined court battle. Government officials estimate that an annual revenue of 125 to 160 million dollars will be returned. Already the internal revenue bureau has begun distribution of revenue stamps which will bring In the $5 tax on every barrel. After midnight April 6 the' legalized beverages may be sold in at l§ast 14 states—Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Wisconsin. •\^ile breweries got full steam up to .supply.the prospective demand, Dr; Doran made ready to send 660 f le.idj workers to the licensed plants. These men will give the word on the night of April 6 when the beer trucks may leave at the zero hour fpi". the retail establishments. Regulations Issued yesterday by the alcohol bureau permits the bottling of beer to proceed. Mr. Roosevelt yesterday asked Attorney General Cummings for a report on the status of federal prison* ere convicted of beer sales. A num- b<$r of bills have been introduced ill congress providing for the release of such prisoners. i'The house today took up a bill legalizing beer In the District of Columbia so that the brew would be nvallable to those high In the government as well as the average worker. SPECIAL TRAIN FROM DESERT Oklahoma Thirsties May Have Own Conveyance to Missouri. {Oklahoma City,'Mar. 23, (AP)— Thie "parched throat special," to carry Oklahomans to Joplln, Mo., or other points beerward, waa announced today for April 7 by W. Ii. Hugglns Jr., local traffic manager for the St. Louis-San Frandaco railway. ;"The destination will depend oa the crowd's wishes," said Hugglna, explaining the special train might go as far as St. Louis. The new 3.2 per cent beer has not been legalized in Oklahoma. RAILS FIGHT FOR BEER JOB Stesm Carriers Seek Pennissioa ; to Compete with Tracks. [Washhigton, Mar. 23. (AP)— ^uthwestern railroads today prepared to beat the trucks to the task of. hauling beer. ••The interstate commerce comml»- sron was asked to permit southweat- em railroads to reduce rates,on ale, bieer, beer.tonic, porter, and stout from. 32 per cent of first class rates to 27% per cent of first class In minimum carloads of 30,000 pounds. The application, which asked that Uie new rate be made immediately effective, said that this tonnage Would be very attractive to trucks as well as to railroads and that the carriers should be prepared to offer a* lower rate, than Is allowed at present. CELLER BILL IS APPROVED Ilonse Committee Asks Quick Action On Liquor Bill. Washington, Mar. 23. (AP)—The Celler bill to liberalize the prescription of liquor by physicians was approved by the house judiciary committee today by 10 to 8. ' The measure was Identical with that passed by the house last session (fxcept that it did not contain the amendment added on the house floor to, authorize the prescription malti liquors. That bill died hi the senate. , The present bill would apply only to spiritous and vinous liquors. The committee authorizied Chairman Sumners to ask the rules committee to give the bill a privileged status. ' It would place into the hands of prescribing physicians the determination of how much liquor should be given their patients. " Physicia^is also would be relieved of the necessity of keeping records of their liquor prescriptions and reporting to the government. Quake BeUef Authorized. Washington, Mar. 23. (AP)—President Roosevelt today signed the 5 mlUion Oalifomla earthquake relief autborizfttjon. ^ •i

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