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THE DAILY VOLUME XXXVI. No. 128. Saceeuor to The lola Daily Register, Tha lola Daily Record, and lola Daily Index. lOLA, KAS., MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 27, 1933. The Weakly Register, Established 1867. Tha loU Daily KegUter, Established 1897. SIX PAGES JOBLESS AFTER INTERPRETATION OF RELIEF LAW Unemployed Give Vent to Grievances in Court House Meetings WANT THEIR RIGHTS ENGLISH AND FRENCH TALK ECONOMICS WITH U. S. Laborers Charge Contractors Evading Law on U.S. 54 Job . Two or three score unemployed men. dL=isatisfled with the way they ; believe federal relief road work is .'being admlnLstered in Allen county, met at the court house today to give vent to thbir feelings and to put legal processes Into motion whereby i'a valid "iritcrpretation by a court," pmay be obtained of the laws govem- . Jn^ such administration. Charles Shebanek lola laborer assumed temporary leadership of the meeting and began by reading an Snterview u-ith A, C. Scott, chairman of the Allen county federal relief committee; concerning criticisms of the relief administration, which had been printed in Saturday's issue of The Register. : After reading it. Shebanelc said that he djfTered widely with the opinions of Mr. Scott and went on to read a prepared statement in an^ swer to the interview. Shebanek would not make his statement immediately available for publication, but its import concerned (Charges that the work on TJ. S. 54 west of lola is not being apportioned equitably, that it is being carried on in some instances contrary to state law. and urged that "counsel" be obtained to advise the unemployed oh the steps necessary to obtain an interpretation of the law by a competent and !final authority. ;Theh followed a discussion of alleged malpractices on the part of the contractor for the road job, chief of'which were the claims that unskilled laboreis had been worked for ten hour shifts contrary to law; that certain unskilled laijor was being employed at unskilled labor weges. but termed skilled in order that the contractor might keep those men at the same job without -jassing the work around: and that ' rtaln men are being employed as skilled laborers continuously al- tlM )ugh the work was of such a nat- uvo that "anyone of us here could dolt." A comtnlttcp was later chosen to "^0 the rounds" of the lawyers In lota to find one who would give "counflel" n.s to the methods to be UWd In brliiplnk' the case to court. It: wna admitted by the men timt Washington, Mar. 27. (AP)— Simultaneously, the English and French views on economics, which the Roosevelt administration considers is closely linked with European debts, were presented today to the president and his secretary of stale. While President Roosevelt was engf.ged in a discussion of the French attitude -with Anibassa- dor Claudel and Jacques Stem, vice chairman of the finance committee of the French chamber of deputies. Secretary Hull was talking for a second time with Ambassador Lindsay of Great Britain. After their talk with the president, Claudel said they had •discussed the forthcoming world economic conference and that the French fevored holding it as soon as possible. ! A Uttle later. Secretary Hull issued a statement saying his conversation with Lindsay which lasted an hour and a half, was confined to titles contained in the progr^ for the world economic conference. ADMINISIHATION FARM BILL HIT RIGHT AND LEFT Measure Runs Gauntlet of Oppi^ition in Hearings Today NELLY DON AGAINST BOTH SIDES AIR OIL PROBLEMS Major Companies and Independents Conferring In Washington Wa.shington, Mar. 27. (AP) — Governor Alf M. Landon of Kansas was chosen permanent chairman of the governors' oil conference soon after Its members convened this afternoon, i Ralph E. Lloyd of California was made permanent secretary. tlavy woulil have no mcanA of payln(r th.n iHwyoi" but it was felt that one C{>uld bo bbtaliU'd In some manner. No mfiillon was made of asking the usHlMtnnce of the county attorney. • Throughout the mooting there was nH~ cvldeiicir of personal anlmoolty tbward a^y of Ihn Individuals con- Ms-'ctcd with the rollcf work and It wjfs spccincolly declared that noth- it.f( could be Riilnod by force. It was thi? fccUhg th.nt the Working men wanted a final, authoritative inter- pw'tatlon of the law .so that whether thty are right or wrong in their contentions, they nlay be informed of tfee fact as soon as possible. ; Later Shebanek gave his state- faicnt to The Register, together with the naniefe of tho.se selected for the tbmmlttee. G. H, Chapinan, lola Insurance man and former representative of certain organized labor gwups, was made chairman and ^Sh?baneki R. T. Kaufman and W. G. Dennis, were the members. They .yfere to confer with members of the ;b^i- this afternoon in an effort to obtain legal representation. AVILLIAKI STURROCK IS DEAD. as :E6rn In (Scotland, He Came to the : United States 54 Years Ago. • William P. Sturrock. a native of . • S;cbtland, died at his home 320 ; ^utli Tennessee, early today at the 4fag? of 74 years. He had been in - pbijr health for some time. ; The Rev. J. Lee Releford, pastor dl ithe Christian churchy will con. duct the funeral service at the ' Sleeper service rooms tomorrow at 113m. Burial will be made Ih Highland cemetery, i Mr. Sturrock came to thl» country . Si years n?o and had been a rcsl: dent of Allen county for 25 years. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Plor- " eVice M. LcVolIcy. ot whose home his 4eath occurred, nnd Mrs. Eva Hen- cry, of Tiilsa, Okla. WEATHER and R0ADS ^OK KANlilAK: Generally fair; :. lUlehtly i'oldrr In extreme Hoath I'ortion tbnlKht with frort; Tuesday • liimulnr cloudinettN with rUinir : trrrtpcrtttiirc. * ^ for and VlrlnUy; Fair and : lillihtly ronlor (onlirht, with frmt; ' TubMlay IncreoAlnff cloudlnewt with rlMn» tompcroturc. : '^eathiir outlook for the period, i March 27 to April 1 1033, for the : Ncffthcrn and Central Great Plolns; ; {}omo proclpltiitlon ut the beginning i of the week, and again toward the end of the week. Temperatures near ; normal. •Tcmpcraturo — Highest yesterday, 67 i lowest last night 41; normol for .^oday, 49; excess yesterday, 5; ex- Aee^ since January 1, 601 degrees; Shis date last year, highest, 61; low: list, 40. Precipitation for the 24 hours end- rug at T'a. m. today, .00; total for this year to date. 4.36; deficiency ftlnce Jaiiuary 1, .79 Inch. ; tlelatlve humidity at 7 a. m. to- Aaiy.SO per cent; barometer redticed to sea level, 30.17 inches. . Manhattan, Emporia, Ottawa, Sa- CoUeyvUle, Arkaisas City, Wichita, Pittsburg, Topeica, dear. ^ .jU—', Washington, Mar. 27. (AP)—Measures to protect their respective interests were taken today by both sides of the oil Industry here to attend the governors' petroleum regulation conference called by Secretary Ickes.- The major companies as well the Independent producers from various parts of the country held all day meetings today lo consider steps to be taken as the conference gets under full swing. Though nrf statement was made, representatives of some companies detailed what they termed their "plight" at today's meeting becau.se of fears, It was contended, of "complete chaos" In the,oil business unless some kind of regulation Is brought ntx)ut in the hear future. There were evcii veiled threat,K of lifting tho lld on the major com- piuilcs' oil properties and fighting the Independents, to a finish, To Reduce Production. Inlont upon rehabilitating the In- dUKtry thi-ough a reduction of Its 200,OCO-barrol dally surplus, the rep- rpscntatlves ot oil producing states Vi -crc called! Into session at 2 p. m., by Secretary Ickcs, acting for President Roosevelt. Over the !gatherlng was somewhat of a tension, resulting from lost night's stormy preliminary meeting of independent producers, In the course of which four of those attending walked out. WW; O. Franklin, Oklahoma, president of the Independent Petroleum association, today took exception to statements maae t>y John B. Elliott of Los Angeles, who marched his California delegation out of the meeting. "The public statement that the meeting was dominated by the major oil compajiles comes strangely,' Franklin said, "in view of the fact that the question was raised that there was very little representation of the major companies while tha smaller groups were fully represented." Most Curb Output. In addressing the session, the sec- retarj' of the interior made no Immediate reference to last night's happenings—telling his hearers that the Industry can "right itself" only by strict limitation of output. In his statement sent to newspaper offices, Franklin, who presided at last night's meeting, also said: "No bolt and no discord occurred at the Sunday meeting of the representatives of state and national organizations of the American petroleum industry at tho Mayflower when proposals for submission to the administration were discussed, John B. Elliott representing the independent petroleum association of California, and two comi>anlona, representing the same California group, withdrew from the meeting on the ground that It was not and could not bo properly constituted although this did npt occur until aftor Mr. Elliott had frequently participated !ln debate and had made a substitute motion which was defeated by tt vote of Ifl orfianlzatlons to 2, with two others not voting." In oddttlon to Elliott tliow who quit lost night's meeting were B. B. Howard. W. M. Keck, and J, Ed- WJird Jones, oil from Callfomla. While the conferees were meeting with Secretary Ickis, Senator Mc- Glll (D, Kas.) reintroduced his bUl of last session, providing for congressional sanction of interstate production proration and apportionment compacts. The measure also would limit Imports to 5 and >4 per cent of the American consumption. Mrs. Donnelly Says Bill Will Be a Hardship On Wage Earners Washington, March 27. (AP)— Spokesmen of individual agricultural Interests pressed their objections to the §dministratlon farm relief bill today in open hearings before the senate agriculttire conunit- tee, beginning with Harry W. Parr, of Greeley, Colo., who, in behalf 'of several producers' associations opposed the inclusion of sheep in the administration plan. Farr read a'telegram from the National Wool Growers association, which said: "We consider the provisions of the house farm bill (the Roosevelt bill) would be very injurious to lamb raisers." Farr announced he appeared as president of the Colorado-Nebraska Lamb Feeders association, and was described by Senator Kendrick of Wyoming, the assistant Democratic leader, as "one of the largest breeders of sheep In the world." Farr advocated reduced taxes as one of the basic steps necessary to help the livestock industry. Out of Business. "We ought to get the government out of business," he added, "but this regulation would certainly put the government Into business, require a great army of employes, and more taxes." He contended It would be impossible to regulate livestock market receipts because of weather conditions, but maintained livestock men were doing their best to reduce production voluntarily. As for the 'processing tax proposed by the bill, Farr said "we are afraid that the producer instead of the consumer will actually be paying the tax." He described the bill in general as "uneconomic, unsound and imfair." Mrs. Nell Q, Donnelly of Kansas City, who described herself as a garment manufacturer with 1,000 em­ ployes, opposed tho bill "In behalf of the consumers," "I feel that It would bo a hardship to tho wage earners and I can't SCO where It would benefit the farmers." she said. "Generally tho wage earners are spending Mooney, Defiant, Dares The State to Hang Him Man Serving. Life Sentence For Preparedness Day Bombing in 1916 Eager For His New Trial, ConHdent He Will Be Found Not Gtiilty of Murder. San Francisco, Mar. 27. (AP)— Tom Mooney today dared his former prosecutors to again prove him guilty of the Preparedness day parade bombing here in 1916, and if possible hang him. The dare was contained in s statement given newspapers by Mooney's defense committee, which for more than 15 years has sought a pardon for Mooney. The statement was based upon action of Superior Judge Louis H. Ward in ordering trial of Mooney on the remaining murder indictment against him—an indictment left on the court records all these years, and resmrected by the Mooney defense with the hope an acquittal would provide a moral wedge for Mooney's release from his life term in San Quentin prison. Judge Ward set the new trial for April 26, and left prosecution to State Attorney General U. S. Webb. District Attorney Matthew Brady, withdrew from the prosecution, saying he did not believe Mooney could be convicted again. "This Is a marvelous opportunity for Fickert, Cimha and Sullivan Uf come forward and fill the breech SEARCH ON FOR A KIDNAP BAND : Several in Gang Which Released Boy. Victim Unharmed Last Night Warren. O., March 27. (AP)—A band of kidnapers, rid of their 15- year-old captive, was hunted today by federal authorities to'whom the father told of a rendezvous with the abductors on a lonely road shrouded In darkness. The boy, Peter Meyers Jr., appeared In good health as he related his' experiences during the eight days he was held In a scml-dark room following his capture by three men armed with revolvers jind a sii^)-machlne gun. '"If you listen to us, you'll right." he quoted his captors a.s be all thine they make OH food ond clothing anyway." Less Food Per Dollar. She contended the tax and Increase in price would moon "the workers would get only one-half or two-thirds as much food for their money." remarking "that many families now were supporting relatives and had to stretch their dollars as far as possible." Asked by Senator Thomas (D. Okla.), If an increase in farmers* income would not mean they could buy more garments from her company, Mrs. Donnelly replied: "I'm siu-e they would, but I don't see how they can get it from my workers. I have no objection to helping the farmer, but I don't think this blU Is the way to do it. I think opening nwirkets in Europe would be a better way to do it." Asked by Seiiator Prazler (R., N. D.), If she thought it fair for the farmer to have to sell at less than the cost of production, Mrs. Donnelly said: "If I make something the public doesn't want or have a surplus, I have to take a loss on it." Mrs. Donnelly agreed with Murphy (D. Iowa), that it was "possible" th^ if the farmer's purchasing power were increased she could hire more workers and pay more to them. A Qnratlon of Results. But she indicated she wasn't sure it would work out that way. "I don't think you ought to in- crca.se the farmer^ piui:hasing power out of the vage earner's potk- ets,'> she reiterated. "Where are you going to get the money to pay him?" ishe asked Murphy as committee members and spectators burst into hearty laughter, 1 She and Senator Kendrick agreed the farmer has no monopoly on trouble." John A. Simpson, president of the National Farmers Union, for tho third consecutive time appeared before tho committee In opposition to the administration bill. saying. "If you try to get [away, we'll kill you." | Otherwise, he .snid, he wals well treated by tho men who showed themselves only when their! faces were hidden by masks. He bfcllevcd every- six or seven were In the gang. His mother, showing the strain of worry and sleepless nights, accentuated by [car that her hu-sband too had been obducted. beamed her joy at his return. She was starting In search of 'her husband when she met him returning with her son. Three hundred dollars, a hundred more than he had ofTcrcd for the capture of the kidnapers, wlis the price the elder Meyers said h|e paid for his son's return. A larger sum was demanded, the father said, but through tho "friend" who acted as Intermediator he was able to scale the price on the plea that his money was "tied up In the bank." W. E. Peters, agent of the federal bureau of investigation, expressed the belief that Mej-ers was withholding some details of the rescue In fear his family might be harmed if he talked too much. The father was carefully blindfolded when he was driven for several hours to the spot betweeh Akron and Youngstown where, in the darkness of early yesterday morning, Peter was returned to him. The blinding lights of two automobiles hid the kidnapers when a towel was removed from his eyes. Meyer said, and his "friend"' told him: "Look straight ahead and you left by the withdrawal of the district attomey"s office from the case,"' said Mooney in his statement. Charles M. Fickert, district attorney in 1916, now is in private practice in Los Angeles. In recent years he has insisted Mooney was properly convicted but admitted he did not believe & conviction could be obtained today. Edward A. Cunha, San Francisco attorney, was special prosecutor for the trials of Mooney aiid Warren K. Billings, also convicted and serving a life term at Folsom piisoni He says he believes Mooney not only can be convicted, but can be hanged. Matt I. Sullivan, former chief Justice of the Callfomla supreme court, was head of the commission which investigated the Mooney case last year for Governor James Rolph Jr., and returned a report tliat Mooney and Billings were guilty and properly convicted. Governor Rolph thereupon denied Moon^ a pardon, just as every governor since Mooney was convicted has done. Mooney's statement conthiucd: "If they believe their own statements they should consider it a patriotic duty to come forward and volunteer their services as special prosecutors. I challenge them to do so. "In asking for a new trial on a murder Indictment 1 put my head inside the noose. If Fickert, Cunha, and Sullivan still believe me guilty I challenge them to bring any and all testhnony, affidavits, and witnesses at their disposal into open court and prove their case. "Let them prove their charges in open court, or admit my innocence and frameup or perjured testimony." ; • Plans for Mooney's new prosecution were still unannoimced: today. win see your son.' Meyers said he and his son were toM to remain quiet for a few minutes while the kidnapers made their getaway. MRS. SUSAN REYNOLDS DIES Lonir-Tlme Reiildent of Bourbon County Succumbs In lola. Mrs. Sunnn Reynolds died at the homo of her daughter, Mrs. Ira Mc- Olnnls, 314 North Colbom, Sunday at tho ogc of 79 years. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at ? p. m. In the Dry Ridge Baptist church northeast of Bronsonl and burial will be made in the Uniontown cemetery. The body will He in Wilson at Current Topics. Samud Wilson, secretary of '^the state chamber of commerce, will be the spealfer at the meeting of the Current Topics dub this evening at the Portlftnd hoteL A discussioa of the j^eceiktly ended session of the is espectett. state at the Waugh funeral home until tomorrow afternoon, affording lola friends who will be unable to attend the funeral on opportunity to pay their last tributes here. Mrs. Reynolds was bom in Wayne coimty, Indiana, but spent most of her life in Bourbon county, living with her late husband whose death occurred last year, on one farm for 35 years. After her husband's death, 3lns. Reynolds came to Ibla to live with her daughter. One son. a resident of Bronson, is the only other survivor in the im- medlftte tomlljr. DEATH OF MRS. MARY SEIRL Releford to Conduct Funeral Service At Waugh's Tomorrow. Mrs. Mary A. Selm, mother of Mrs. C. C. Robertson, died at her daughter's home Sunday after an Illness which had ^kcpt her bedfast for three weeks. She was 86 years old. The Rev, J. Loe Releford, poslor of tho Christian church! will be In charge of the funeral which Is to bo held at 11 a. m. tomorrow In the Waugh funeral home. Burial iR to bo mado In Highland cemetery. Mr. Releford will pronounce the last words over the body of a woman who had been a member of vorl- ous Chrlsllah churches for a period of 67 years without Interruption. BcsldpR her riaURhtcr, who lives at 831 South Second, Mrs, Selm leaves a son. Bert Selm. of lola, another daughter, Mrs. Anna Rhodes. Abilene, and three other sons: Henry L.. New Cambria, Kas.; Frank D.. Milwaukee; and Rowe L.. of Boston. She had 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Selm was bom In Poughkecp- sie, N. Y., and lived In Hhnols before coming to Ablleiie. Kas.. where she lived for some time before moving to lola in 1918. Gas Kills a Truck Driver. Independence. Kas.. Mar. 27. (AP) Rolp-nd Belle, 22, of Cameron, Mto., a driver for a Kansas City transfer company, was found dead'of monoxide poisoning on the seat of hiS; truck here early Sunday morning.: Aprparently Selle bad stopped to; take a nap and left the'motor rua-i me- ,1,-; i.-^.i Death May End A Legal Battle Chicago, Mar. 27. (AP)—The death of Captain Christian Channing Cross in an automobile accident at Fort Lauderdale, Flo., was believed today to have put an end to the unfinished legal fight Gross and his former wife, Mrs. Harrison Gross, waged on both sides of the Atlantic. Qrosfi, former soldier, author, and diplomat his two children and his mother. Mrs. Natalie Gross of Chl- coRo, were killed yesterday when their cnr overturned at a curve during |i trip that was part of a family reunion. The children were Peter. 10. nnd Barbara. 8. Gross's father. Charles W. Gross, retired executive of a ChlcoRO ment packing concern, wos Injured seriously. The legal battle started In 1927 when Gross parted from his wife. He had married five years before after a romance In Algiers when she was 17 and just out of a French convent. Mrs. Gross won a separation In Paris followed by a divorce being granted her husband in Chicago. Neither court recognized the decree of the other. Then in 1930 Gross started suit here to have himself proved the father of a child, Anna, bom to I^. Gross. He said he wanted the 5-year-old girl to share in the $850,000 trust he had established for his other two children, both of whom were killed in yesterday's ac." cldent. But the appellate coiu-t decided against him. Even then the Utiga- tlon was not ended for attomeys for Mrs, Gross went to court In New York and obtained sanction for return of $250,000 of the trust fund to Mrs. Gross on the ground that it had been agreed upon before the separation. Gross responded by obtaining an injunction against the payment and the case finally went to the local federal courts where It is still pending. The former wife claimed the fund was largely composed of money from her family while ho! said both he and Mrs. Gross had i contributed to, It. ! Gross packed Into 37 years of life an extensive study of the law, military service in Prance and Siberia during the World war and'several years In the American diplomatic service. FARM CREDIT AGENCIES IN SINGLE UNIT ROOSEVELT INFORMS CONGRESS OF BOLD CONSOLffiATION END TO STABILIZATION First Result, However, to Be Saving of Two Million Yearly Washington, Mar. 27. (AP)—President Roosevelt informed congress today of an executive order establishing all federal agricultural credit agencies under one unit. In the same order, the president abolished stabilization operations by the farm board. TTie new agricultural financial organization is to be known as the "farm credit administration" and will include the farm board, the farm loan bureau and various credit aeencies in the department of agriculture and Reconstruction Finance corporation. "A better coordination of the agencies involved in oiu* agricultural credit system," the president ^wrote, "will produce a more unilorni program for agricultural credit and will result in substantial economies. "A saving of more than 2 million dollars is the immediate effect of tills order." He emphasized the maintenance by the federal government of tho policy of aid to the system of cooperative agriculture. Morgentban in Cliarge. Henry Morgenthau Jr., chairman of the farm board, who is expected to head the new government unit, was called into conference by the president later in the day. The president's text: "To the senate and house of representatives: "Pursuant to the provisions of section 1, title 3, of the act entitled 'an act to maintain the credit of the United States government,' approved March 20, 1933, I am transmitting iierewlth on executive order reorganizing the agricultural credit agencies of the United States, "This executive order consolidates In one agency—the form credit administration—the functions of all present federal organizations which dcnl primarily with agricultural credit, namely, tho federal fann board, the federal farm loan board, tho functions of the secretary of agrlciulture with regard to loans in PILOT WARNED OF STORM AT 0.4KLAND Oakland,! Calif., Mar. 27 (AP). Warnings pf storm conditions in the Oakland area were broadcast, federal authorities said today; a fewf minutes before the Vamey Speed Line plane crashed In suburban San Leandro Saturday night, bringing death to 13 persons. Department of Commerce officials here said the records showed a regular broadcast at 7:30 p. m.; a special warning at 7:42 p. m., and regular weathej- reports at 7:50, 7:55 and 8 p. m. The plane crashed about 7:55 p. m. E. E. Mouton, department of commerce aeronautical inspector, said the plane was west of Tracy, Calif., some 20 miles from San Leandro at 7:55 p. m. and the pilot had not only that opportunity but also one at 7:42 p. m, to leam of the local storrti wliich was blamed by company officials for the catastrophe. Mouton said there was no rea,- son for the pilot not having heard the storm warnings, since most air passenger lines instructed their pilots to listen In "constantly." "The pilot," said Mouton, "probably became confused and doubled back oh his course, and crashed while flying low In ah effort to make a forced landing." MOTHER SPEAKS IN SON'S BEHALF Mrs. Wright Testifies She Knew of Offi(*er's Trip To Germany London, Mar. 27. (AP)—Lieut. Norman Baillle-Stewart, youthful Seaforth Highlander accused of re vealing army secrets to a foreign agent, sat In the Chelsea military court today and heard his mother, Mrs. Elsie Beatrice Wright, and his brother, Lieut. Eric Stewart Wright, give evidence In ills behalf. The 24-year-old defendant changed his name from Wright to Baillie- Stewart in 1929. Mrs. Wright's evideiice bore partly upon the young li,^utenant's in^ come, which Included an allowance from home of about £9 (about $31),which he had declared was supplemented by money received from ft mysterious Berlin girl, Marie Louise, who became infatuated with him. While not brought put In court, it was common knowledge that officers of such crack regiments as his must hiivc iirlvate means outside of their pay to keep up tho social requirements, meet moss bills and tho like. Mrs. Wright knew all about her son's going to Hcriln Ia.st summior but was not Informed of his to Holland where ,ho testified he again met Marie Louise, with whom ho got Into Intimate re- Roconstructlon Finance corporation pertaining to tM management of regional agricultural credit corporations. SUblllzatipn Abolished. 'The functions of the federal farm board with regard to further stabilization operations are abolished by the order. 'A better coordination of the agencies Involved in otir agricultural credit system will produce a more uniform program for agricultural credits and will result in substantial economics. A saving of more than 2 million dollars is the immediate effect of this order. Further substantial savings are anticipated. "Important as are the foregoing, of greater and controlling importance is the maintenance of the long standing policy of the feaeral government to maintain and strengthen a sound and permanent system of cooperative agricultural credit, subject to federal supervision and operated on the basis ot providing the maximiun of security to present and prospective investors in bonds and debentures resting on farm mortgages or other agricultural securities—all for the purpose of meeting ,the credit needs oi agriculture ait T"*"*""'?*! (jost." POSSES HUNT PAIR Two Negroes Allefedly Shoot Man And Attack Woman Comi^on CROWD AT CHRISTIAN CHURCH Nine Persons Aillrm Faith At the Mretlnir* Yesterday. Nino persons placed membership with tho church yesterday -following evangoltstlc services conducted by tho Rev. O. O. Wilson both morning and evening which wore attended by capacity audiences. Mr. Wilson 1« entering the second week of his campaign hero and the pastor, the Rev. J. Lee Releford, said today that special music will be arranged for each of tho evening services which are to continue throughout the week. The public is invited. WORMS FOR WARRING ROBIN Tr.iinprs Busy Han^lni; Food Window Shadow Boxer. to Kan.sas City, Mar. 27. (AP)—A persistent robin for the eighteenth successive day attacked his image m a window at the home of Dr. H. E. Songer here this morning. The feathered shadow boxer displayed no sign of weariness since his oi^nization of a crew i of robin handlers who attend to; such prosaic matters as dicing WonnB tox their battlw^ , -;V , Houston, Tex., Mar. 27. (AP)— Posses with bloodhounds today were trailing two Negroes who allegedly shot to death WlUiam W. Porch. 25, and attacked hla companion, Miss Adele Tortan, 34. Tho hysterical young woman told police she and her escort, both of prominent families, were seated In an BUtoihoblle about 12:30 a. m. when the Negroes appeared, one on each side of the car. The Negroes ordered them out of tho car. "I thought Z told you to hold up your hands" one of i the Negroes said according to Miss' Torlon. Immediately after speaking, tho Negro fired tho shot which killed Porch, who was facing the other Negro. The bullet penetrated his bock. Miss Torian said she threw herself over his body and begged tho Negroes for mercy, pleading with them to take Porch to a hospital. Unheeding, they blindfolded and gagged her. Then one of them picked her up bodily while the other dragged Porch's body throu^ a roadside ditch and under a fence into thick woods about 100 yards from the car. The Negroes rifled Porch's pockets and fled into the woods, Miss Torian said. After removing the blindfold and. gag. Miss Torian ran to the home of John Anderson, a blind man living on a nearliy boulevard, and tele- phcmed police. IP YOU MISS THE BBGISTEB Jatlons on his Berlin visit. "I don't mean this question unkindly,", said Major Sliapcott during cross examination of Mrs. Wright, "but from the first to the last, did he toll you about these happenings in Berlhi?" "It was not natural that he would," said Mrs. Wright. Baillie-Stewart.'s brother. In testimony, however, said the accused, had taken him into his confidence about Marie Louise. Baillle-Stew­ art told his brother at Christmas time he had received money from her. Wright was' very annoyed and testified he called his brother a "fool." Moreover, Wright said he knew about the trip Lieut. BaUIle-Stew- I art made to Holland after the Berlin visit and tried to dissuade him from making it. He did not know then his brother was going to see Marie Louise, he said, but gathered it was some woman. "Women were on his mind the whole thne," added Wright. Victory Sylvester, a dancmg school teacher, testified he had been introduced to a girl named Marie Louise at a dancing demonstration In Berlin last summer. This wiis the first witness other than the accused -who testified to having seen Marie Louise. The girl he met was pretty, young and fair, said Sylvester, This description, corresponded generally to Balllle-Stcwart's. Tlie defense concluded Its case, and tho court adjourned for luncheon. • V JAPAN SECEDES FROM LEAGUE AFTER 13 YEARS Formal Withdrawal Approved by Council And Emperor EFFECTIVE IN 1935 Disagreement Over Manchurian Policy Cause Of Drastic Action Tokyo. March 27. (AP)—Japan formally ended today a membership of'more than 13 years In the League of Nations. ' The final action was taken by tho privy council, meeting in the imperial palace, and the long awaited decision was transmitted to Geneva with the approval of Emperor Hirohito. The emperor. In a rescrip issued to his subjects today, said "his maj- e^f has been pleased to command hls; government to secede from the league of Nations" following a disagreement in the, empire's policy In support of Manchukuo and opinions of the league, The rescrip adds that despite secession, Japan intends to continue cooperation in the league efforts to assure peace and maintain friendly relations with other powers. The resignation was telegraphed to Geneva after Premier Makoto Saito hid obtained ' the emperor's sanction. .Danjrer to Stability. The communication to the league declared the league as-sembly's report last month, condemning Japan's action, "by attempting to challenge the position taken by Japan in recognizing Manchukuo, cuts away the groimd for stabilization of fee far eastern question." I "Nor can these terms be laid down Ih its recommendations ever be of any possible service in securing enduring peace in those regions. The Japanese government has been led to realize the existence of an irreconcilable divergence of views dividing Japan and the league on poll- dies of peace and especially in regard to the fundamental principles to be followed in the establishment of a 'durable peace In the far east," it said. In conclusion, the note declared 'ftho Japanese government, believing ?hcre!. remains no room for further ^nsftleratlon. hereby gives notice of tho Ihtentlon of Japan to withdraw from tho League of Nations." : No Mention of Inlands. Tlio mcssngo did not mention tho South Pacific Islands lying between tho Philippines and Hawaii, former German possessions over which Japon was given mandates by the icagtic. It was stated oflclally that Japan was determined to hold the islonds and will continue to make tho required annual reports to tho league mandates commission. If any .question Is raised concerning them, tt will not be by Japan. Th^ notice of resignation Is In accordance with paragraph 3, article 1, of the league covenant, providing "any member of the league may, after two years' notice of its intention to dp so, withdraw from the league provided that all Its Inter- inatlonal obligations and all Its obligations under this covenant shall have been fuUUled at the time of its withdrawal" Thus the league will not recognize: that Japan Is no longer a member until It has paid Its dues to this date in 1935. DEATH OF WILLIAM N. GRAY Former Garaicemun Succumbs Afticr a Long Ulness. All illness of three years duration restiltcd fatally Sunday for WllUatn N. Oroy at his homo, 420 North TvnncsKc. He was 63 yean old. Tho Rov, Marlon McOlU of Oarlylo will conduct thn , funeral ut. the. Waugh funeral homo Wcdncsdoy at 2 p. m., toWowinii which the body will bo biu*lcd In tho lola .cemetery. Born in • Clay county, Mo., Mr, Gray had been In buslncs.? most of the 25 years he had been a resident of lola. He formerly operated « second hand store and later a garage and automobile repair shop. Besides his widow, he leaves thr^e daughters, Mrs, Nellie Kllby arid Mrs, Gladys Goodale. both of YateS Center; Mrs. Ora Costln, who lives In Utah, and Odls Cray, a son, who lives In' lola. SOLDIER Mm AMUCK Refused a Kiss, Coast ArtUIeryman Kills Another Soldier, Wounds and Beats Two Girls Another Long Libel Suit. Washington, March 27. (AP)^ Another libel suit for $500,000 was filed against Senator Long of Louisiana today by Samuel T. Ansell, former judge advocate general of the army, as a result of charges the senator made against Ansell in a recrat Bpeecb Id tbe senate and Sausallto, Calif., March 27. (AP)— A soldier, who allegedly killed a man and injured two girls when one of the.girls refused him a kiss, sat in the guard house at Port Scott today, seemingly in a stupor, unable to answer questions. The man is Private E. L. King, 33, until yesterday temporarily In chargo of the Fort Barry rifle range in tlio hills west of here. Private John Smith, 25, coast ar- tlUery, Is dead. Miss Irma Talbot, 17, high school student, Is suffering from -three bullet wounds. Doctors consider her condition critical. MIB.9 Kath(!rlnc Tolbot, 20, her sister. Is recovering from head wounds after being; beaten Into Inscnslblhty, An army board of Inquiry prepared findings for Fort Scott 1»uthori- ticR and ordered King's mental condition Investigated. If ho Is sane, it was said he would bo surrendered to Marin county authorities. : The Talbot girls said tho two sol* A \Qtn had dinner at their homo Saturday niRht, then tho four wont to fii show and iiftcrwurd for a drive, ending at King's cabin at tho riflo range, where occordlng to other soldiers ho lived In brooding Isolation. Kathcrlne Talbot said during tho rldo klhg ctskcd hor for a kiss and she, refused. Stopping at the cabin he dnshcd Inside, returned with his service revolver, ond fired. The older girl fled from the other side of the automobile as her sister and Smith were shot, but said King overtook her and beat her with the butt of the gun until she fell. King then drove away but was stopped on the highway by policemen seeking to reprimand him for a previously reported minor trafflq accident. J Revised Labor Bill Approved. Washington, March 27. (AP)— The revised bill to permit President Roosevelt to put 250,000 men to work in the public forests was ap- proyed today by the senate labor cominittee, and may be taken im

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