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COMP.. ^ T0PEKA^X4B«« 1r DAILY VOLUME XXXVI. No. 129. BnecMMr to Ths loU Dailr Register, Tha loU Daily R«cord,^ and loU Daily Isdtx. lOLA, KAS., TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 28, 1933. The Weekly Reciiter, EsUblUhed 1867. The lola DaUy Register, Estsblislied 1897. SIX PAGES CUR.W TOPICS HEARS PRAISES ; OF LEGISLATURE Secretary of State Cham' ber of Commerce Reviews Record NOT A WOLF BCT A BEAR ATDOOB. NEW ERA IS COMING Speaker Sees More Capable Minds Turning to Aid of Government ; Reviewing the accomplishments of the recently adjourned state legislature, Samuel Wilson of Topeka, shaker at the Current Topics club Isst nlglit, found a great deal to pi-aise arid very little to condemn. Mr. Wilson, is manager of the state chamber of commerce and has kept iii closest touch-with legislative de- ^vblopments throughout the session because of the concern his organiza- tlpn has had in the outcome of cer- t^4n bills. "The state legislature has probably never before met under conditions which were a greater Invlta- tibn to hysteria." he said, "than it did this year. But in spite of the toiTlfic pressure it was working un- dtT. in spite of the great number of legislators who were on the Job for the first time In their lives, much constructive work was accomplished a ^d very few foolish things were dene. It was undoubtedly the best legislature wc have had In many ytfars." Mr, Wilson paid n high tribute to the leadership of the house of rep- reaentatlves, holding that leadership lai-gely responsible for the excellent record achieved. Erqnomies Praised. Among the primary achievements, he mentioned, first the saving of $4/600.000 "Without the destruction of-a single vital governmental service or function." To that he added: the income tax law, which he said has been declared by competent ob- .servere to be the best of any state Income tax law in the country; the tigTitenlng of the gasoline tax law, which he thinks will result in materially Increased gas tax collections; the more stringent budget law, which he thinks wlM be very val- I uafale' In providing comparable budget«figures for the various political subdivisions of the state; and the "legislative Council" act, which he regards as the most important forward step in the Improvement of legislative procedure that has ever befen taken in Kansas. This act provides for an interim cotnmlsslon of 15 members from the hdjise and ten from the senate and th^ presiding officers of those two bodies to meet quarterly throughout the entire two years between legislative, sessions to study the effects of; legislation, investigate the routine of departments, and eventually prepare for the next session of the legislature a recommended program of^. .carefully considered legislation of; state-wide Import. It is believed that the work of this commission will enormously improve the "tech- iiitiue" of legislative procedure. ; Among the bills which the speaker^ believed the legislature should have passed but^ didn't, he listed: this corporation code, various rec- ofl^mendatiohs; of the welfare com-mission, a more substantial plan of departmental reorganization, and a recommendation for a constitutional amendment to make possible the "short ballot." See« New Era in Govermneni. .Mr. Wilson concluded his address *fth some general reflections on trends In government. "In the iear- ll^st years of our national history." he pointed out. "the greatest minds of. the country devoted their talents t<J government. The result was the fcmndlng of. a great government. But since that time, the geniuses the country has produced have been 16 the fields of Invention, science; organization, and business. The U technique of government has re. l aaalned. largely static while revolu- ^ /^tlonary advances have been made ^ in these other directions. ' "I predict that we are on the "I threshold of a new era in American history and one which will be iden- tifled by the return to the field of ;: epvemment.of the greatest Intellects the country may develop. Govem- Jiient needs revolutionary changes and I believe that we are now on ':' :she threshold of those changes." Kansaa City, Mar. 28. (AP)— Instead I of the widely pubUclzed wolf at their door, Mr. and Mrs. WUllam A. Knapp returned home to find a large black bear. They 'urged his hasty departure with frightened "shoos— scats" and other animal go- away words without discovering the one' which applies to bears on the prowl. Bruin yawned and nonchalantly raked away a window scrten. A Btoapp employe recognized the intruder as "Teddy," escaped pet of a nearby riding academy. Teddy permitted himself to be collared, chained and led toward his home. Suddenly he did a Houdini, shook his bonds and gamboled away in search of sport. The sport he found Included the destruction of four tame ducks, playful loitering beneath a dance: floor, a devastating slap at a courageous but uninformed wire-haired fox terrier and the ripping of a screen door from the home of G. H. Webb, i Unable to join the terror- stricken family within, Teddy turned his attention to their motor! car with no better success. So he turned again to the house and plucked himself another screen door. The alarm had spread across the Jackson county countryside and a small army of hunters, including Teddy's masters, closed in upon him as he dashed to a woodland for his last moments of freedom,He was there subdued and placed in the bear pits at the Swope park zoo. VOTERS FAVOR INCUMBEimiN STATE POLUNG Returns Show Trend Re-elect Officials in Many Cities to HEAVY VOTES CAST POLICE DECLARE WAR ON VANDALS Broken Windows in Va^ cant Houses Must End, Funkhouser Declares A new war, this time against vandalism, has been declared by Chief A. v. Fui^ouser of the lola police department. From now on. he said, the authorities can show little leniency for any persons, even if they be children, who are found guilty of destroying property—namely by throwing rocks through windows of vacant houses. "For some time past." the chief said, "We have been informed of boys breaking window glasses in vacant houses, apparently for the fun of hearing the glass shatter. Prom now on this thing has got to stop, and court action, will be resorted to If it does not." As a sidelight on the police department's warning. It was learned that the city utilities deimrtment for some time past, has discontinued Its practice of; leaving electricity meters in vacant houses because of losses which have resulted from vandalism such as the department is determined to stop. As evidence that windows are being broken maliciously and not by accident. Chief Funkhouser yesterday was exhibiting three stones, half the size of baseballs, which he said he had picked up inside a vacant house which had had a window broken. "The stones were right in line with the window," PMnkhouiser said, "and it doesn't take any Sherlock Holmes to deduce that the window was broken 1^ those same stones flying tlirough it. "This thing has got to stop and we are goinig to do it." WOMEN SPONSORING MOVIE City Federation of Wmnen's Clnbs to Offer "The King's VacaUon." U Newton Filling^ Station Robbed. • Newton. Kas., Mar. 28. (AP)—Pete duller, filling station attendant was Jield up at midnight and robbed <)f about S20 by two unmasked jitrangers who escaped afoot. WEATHER and ROADS : ;^ FOR KANSAS—aondy probably mth showers in extreme sooth por- ; H ^on tonight and in east portion Wednesday; somewhat wanner in trast and liorth portions ionlgrht. • FOR lOLA—Cloody, . probably With showers tonight and Wednes- j^ay; somewhat warmer tonight. ; Temperatiu-e—Highest yesterday ^6. lowest last night 38; normal for i'oday 50; excess yesterday 2; excess since-January 1st, 503 degrees; . •^is date last year—highest 71; lowr : i-st 37. s: Precipitation for the 24 hours end- /iim at 7 ft. m. today, .00; total for 4, this year to date, 4M; deficiency • Tflnce January 1st M inches. S Relative humidity at 7 a. m. to- 4av 82 per cent; barometer reduced to 'sea level, 30.25 inclxes. : Stm rises 6:13 a. m., sets 6:41 p. jKansM' Weather and Dirt Roa^ Emporia, Manhattan, CoBeyviUe, ;ottawa, Arkahsas City, Wichita, To- getta. Fitiobjirg, (4 $gr, isids gg^ The City Federation of women's clubs is sponsoring the attraction which is to be shown at the Tola theater Thursday and Friday. Funds from the sale of tickets will go to the treasury of the organization. George Arliss is featured in "The King's Vacation," a movie said toicombine the drama of "Disraeli,' with the comedy of "The Millionaire," to make a production worthy of the talents of the noted English actor. CITY FEDERATION TO ELECT Officers to Be Chosen at Luncheon at Baptist Temple. The annual spring election of officers of the City Federation of women's clubs will be held in the Baptist temple at 1 p. m. Monday, Mrs. Lillian Wright, president of the federation, announced today. Plates will be sold for 35 cents and reservations must be made before Saturday, Mrs. Wright said, by calling Mrs. Louis Rosenberg at 416W. Sunday School Convention. Rev. M. R. Bishop, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, asks the Register to announce; that there will be held in that church tomorrow, March 29, a Sunday school and Young" People's convention, wtiich will be addressed by A. S. London, noted Sunday school lecturer, and J. E. Moore, equally noted as a young people's worker. The sessions will foe held at 11 a. m., 2:30' and 7:30 p. m. Everybody is invited. Singing will be a special feature of the convention. Jimmy Walker May Retnm. Nice, Prance, March 28. (AP)— Friends of former mayor Walker of New York, whose wife was granted a divorce in Florida, said today that he probably will return to the United i ^tates before long but that he 15 not considering re-marriage. Mr. Walker decUoed to discuaa bis affairs. _ High Rivalry Brings Out Thousands in Several Cities (Bjr the Associated Press.) Ofaclals seeking reelection in the larger cities of Kansas generaUy received the support of the voters in primary elections held Monday in municipalities of the first and second class. Returns from approximately a third of the cities, indicated the voters had In the majority of cases selected incumbent* as one of the two nominees for various city posts in the elections April 4. Intense rivalry in several cities resulted in a record turn-out of voters. Only two candidates sought the nomination for mayor of Topeka, but Omar B. Ketchum, incumbent, received nearly four times as many votes, as his opponent, Charles R. Morse, head of the taxpayers league. Three of the four department heads of the city's government who were opposed will have their names printed on the ballots in the city election. Nearly 8,000 votes were cast at Hutchinson, where Mayor A. Lewis Oswald and three of the four commissioners seeking reelection were nominated. Harry Deatz, a coal dealer,' and Ben Lambron, real estate, emerged the winners out of a field of six in the race for utlUtles commissioner. Crawford Leads In Wichita. Schuyler Crawford, recently appointed to the Wichita city commission to fill a vacancy led a field of 17 candidates for the two commission seats. Others nominated were Robert E. Israel, Charles Noll, and Herman Stelnbuchel. At Pittsburg, A. L. Cowden, incumbent, and Dave Degen were nominated for mayor out of a field of nine candidates. W. S. Anderson, street commissioner, and Henry Wilson, water conimlssloner, whose offices have been consolidated, were leading fof the post of utilities commissioner. Nominees for flnande commissioner, are D. W. Deeker and M. E. Jones. The present commissioner was not a candidate. .: Mayor Alfred Coad and Woodard Hite, received the most votes for the mayoralty nomination at Parsons. E. R. (Ed) Gould, finance commissioner, and Henry Olen, street commissioner for the past 25 years, led in the races for their respective offices. Olen was opposed by 17 candidates. Next month voters of the city will decide whether the city will change from a commission to a city manager form of government. At Wellington H. M. Collins, Incumbent, and J. B. Favor, emerged as nominees for commissioner of public utilities. Nominees for two city commission posts at Arkansas City are Harry Long, Mrs. Gertrude Newman, Charles Darby and Dan Morris. Heavy Leavenworth Vote. The count at Leavenworth was delayed by a heavy vote which exceeded the number cast two years ago by 1,800. J. H. MiUer, apartment house owner, and J. L. Clark, former commissioner, were leading the field of nine in'the race for the nomination for mayor. Fred Mets- chan, finance commissioner, and Henry Oelschlager, street cominis- sioner, held comfortable leads. Finance commissioners who were seeking reelection at Etnporia and Ottawa did not fare so well. H. E. Peach ran third In his race with P. L. Robinson and Carl Brogan at Emporia, while H. E; Rodgeis. and H. L. Highley out-distanced H. W. Woods, Incumbent, at Ottawa. B. N. Downie, banker, and Ira Bunting, retired paperhanger, were nominated for mayor at Garden CTlty. E. H. Gentry, fire chief, was the third m4n in the race. From a list of seven candidates, Lawrence voters selected R. C. Rankin, and W. E. Spalding to make the race for mayor. The Incumbent, W. C. Ellis was not a candidate. Nazis Launch a Boycott Against German Hebrews Government Will Not Interfere Until Other Countries Act Against Atrocity Propaganda—^Al Smiih Speak^ At Protest Meeting Held in New York. Jla Berlin, Mar. 28. (AP)—Orders from beadq^iarters of the National Socialist p^y, the organization of Chancellor Hitler, were to launch an organized poycott today against Jewish business in Germany. First reports that it was under way come from Glewitz, In Upper Silesia, where Nazis stood.in J^nt of every Jewish shop with signs urging Gentiles to refralri from buying. Uniformed Nazi storm troops were keeping order. Police took no notice of the situation. The Nazi party's newspaper in Munich said the government dumid not interfere in the boycott but use it as a weapon to halt projected anti-German campaigns abroai). Tbe Tielegraph-Unlon news agency said the government would "tolerate" the boycott as long as foreign goVjcm- fnents took no steps to stop spread of "atrocity propaganda." The government, through the newly created ministry of propa- NO NEW ROADS IN STATE FOR YEAR Kansas Road Fund in Red Nearly 2 Million, Commission Reports Topeka. Mar. 28. (AP)—lU state road funds reported $1,750,000 V'ln the red." Kansas today faced the prospect of getting along without any more state-financed highway construction until early m 1934. A prediction that no state funds would be available during, the next 11 or 12 months for new construction was made late yesterday by W. V. Buck, state highway engineer, after the highway commission o.der- ed filed with the state auditor Contractors estimates and miscellaneous bills aggregating $1,851,000 which. Buck said, could not be paid In: full until next February. It was announced that "no fund" warrants drawing four per cent interest would be given to tne contractors and other creditors whose claims could not be paid in cash immediately. 1 Buck estimated that approximately $100,000 of the contractors estimates would be paid in cash, leaving an unpaid balance of around $1,750,000 of which he said 1 million would be paid by July 1 and the remainder next February when revenue from 1934 motor veWcle license registration fees become available. The engineer said the $1,750,000 figure represented the commission's entire indebtedness which at the beginning of the year was reported at around $3,600,000. He indicated that the department's activities during the remainder of the year would be conflnec^ largely to maintenance of the present road sj-stem. The legislature recently made a 50 per cent cut in automobile license fees and lowered those on light trucks • resulting. Buck estimated. In a $2,600,000 loss of revenue to the commission, lis other chief source of revenue Is the three- cent state gasoline tax. Much of the revenue will be" used up by fixed charges such as maintenance, allowances to counties and benefit district reimbursements. Announcement also was made that the commission at its session yesterday received a telegram from the federal 1 road bureau directing it to hold up. teinporarily the letting of contract^ involving federal funds. As a result, the commission approved previously received low bids, but held lip the actual letting of contracts, pn 1^ miles of paving on U. e. 160 near Parsons, H male of grading on the same route in Montgomery county and a mile grading Job near Stockton on No. 1. Buck said the commission would receive bids later in the week on six miles of paving on U. S. 50S west of Peabody, but that the letting of the contract would be delayed pending further word from the federal road bureau. ganda under Hitler's chief publicist, Joseph Goebbels, has launched an "anti-lie" campaign to counteract- reports in foreign countries that Jews were being harmed or even killed. Close upon ah announcement by the Nazi party that the number of Jews in all professions wojuld be reduced, 20 Jewish men and women were dismissed last night from positions in Berlin hospitals. Exectlves of German medical so- (dcties, on the initiative of the Nazi physicians union, circularized affiliated bodies today recommending that members adapt themselves to the new regime by. dismissing Jews from executive boards and committees. They also urged that Jewish Marxist elements among the company of physicians be replaced as soon as possible by ^erents of the present political system. "Special conunittees will be appointed against Jewish businesses in Germany to answer the boycott pleas of the International Jewry," said the Nazi party communique. The party urged that Chancellor Hitler himself keep his hands clean of the boycott movement. Jews have been held responsible by the Nazis for what the latter call the "decay'' of Germany under Republican government. Protestant clergymen, Jewish organizations, industrialists, and the Pen club jollied previously acting groups in sending telegrams to the United States protesting against exaggeration of reports of the German situation. GUARANTEE OF FARM INTEREST IN LATEST PLAN Advisors Hurry Program Of Mortgage Relief For President CLEAR OF PRINCIPAL Interest Only on Farm Debt Notes Would Be Assured by U. S. Washington, March 28. (AP)— President Roosevelt's farm mortgage relief program will propose that the government guarantee interest payments on bonds issued for the refinancing of farm obligations. This \t^as,learned today as Ills advisers hastened preparation of the measure which the chief executive hopes to lay before congress this week. In tentative form, the bill pro- New York. Mar. 28. (AP)—The giant rally at Y'hlch protests against alleged mistreatment of Jews in Germany was,voiced drew a crowd estimated by police at more than 57.000 last night. Only about 122,000 were able to get into Madison Square Garden to hear speakers of various faiths join in the protest, but the 35,000 who were turned away held an overflow meeting outside. Alfred E. Smith, recalling his fight against the Ku Klux Klan said "it don't make any difference to me whether it is a brown shirt or a night shirt." The thing to do with persecution, he said, is to "drag it out into the open sunlight and give it the same treatment we' gave the Ku . Klux Klan. " "No nation,"; he said, "can afford a record of persecution. No nation can survive that lives on that kind of a record." Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, honorary president of the American Jewish congress, which sponsored the mass meeting, said the protest was not directed at the German people, for whom he said the congress had the kindliest of feelings. Jle declared the congress had been stricken with' horror and grief at the treatment of Jews which followed Chancellor Hitler's rise to authority. Other speakers were Bishop William T. Manntng of the Protestant Episcopal church. Mayor John P. O'Brien. Senator Robert F. Wagner, Bishop Francis J. McConnell of the Methodist Ep^copal church, and William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor. pos^ extensive mortgage refinancing during the next two years with funds to be raised for the purpose by the sale of bonds as weU as the exchange of bonds for mortgages now privately held. The bonds would not be a direct obligation of the government nor will the payment of their principal be guaranteed as several farm organizations have recommended, but payment of interest would carry the government's definite guarantee. It was said in competent circles that adminlstrajtlon leaders feel that a government guarantee of interest would greatly increase marketability of the bonds. This would refiect itself in lower rates of interest to the farmer. The president's agricultural advisers hesitate to recommend a guarantee of the principal of the bonds in the belief that this would rank them as a part of the federal government's obligations. Low Interest Rates. The bill is aimed to provide the lowest rate of interest yet offered the farmer in government mortgage financing. Whether a limit vriuld be fixed on the amount of refinancing the government would be willing to undertake remains unsettled. There is some belief that a low Interest rate and no limit might lead to refinancing of most' of the country's: 9 billion dollars in outstanding farm mortgages. Liquidation of the Joint Stock [lAnd banks is to be proposed. Of the 48 banks, three are in receivership. The institutions have'Issued $506,672,000 in bonds which are widely held and which enjoy tax exemption under a clause which states that they are "instrumentalities of the United States." Several representatives of the SENA'TE PASSES BILL TO CREATE JOBS. Washington, March 28. (AP) : The administration bill to per-,; : mlt President Roosevelt to em- : : ploy 250.000 jobless in the na: tlon's forests was passed today : by the senate. : The reforestation bill was : quickly approved and sent to the : house shortly after the senate : banking committee reported fav: orably on another- administra: tton measure to create a 500 : milUon dollar fund for direct ! : distress relief grants to states. : The reforestation bill passed : : today will come up in the'house : tomorrow, while senate leaders : announced early consideration : would be given the more far: reaching direct relief measure. The forest hill was approved : without a record vote. BROOKLYN GIRL, SIX, STRANGLED Police Hold Man After Child Suffers Fat^of Several Others New York, Mar. 28. (AP)-Slx- year-old Barbara Wiles was killed in the basement of her Brooklyn home today, strangled vith her own skipping rope which she.liad unwittingly tossed ready to the slayer's hand, and wltliin three hours police seized for questlohing a man unable to explain hLs ifcccnt actions. As morel than 100 uniformed and plain clothes police swarmed around the Wiles tenement, a man came pushing through the crowd and elbowed his way Into the building. ' "Who are you?" detectives asked "I'm a barber," the man replied. "I've come to tend a sick man'" But he had no barber Implements with him and a quldc chpck showed that no one was slek tn the tenement's six apartments. The man was hustled away to a police station. Others Slmilarlr Slain, Sudden and violent death, which has been .the fate of several (^ther children in Brooklyn cellars struck down little Barbara as she went to the dark basement of her humble home to fetch her little brother's baby carriage. Barbara was asked by her mother to go to the cellar of the six-family apartment house where the Wiles family lives in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. Fifteen minutes later the i little girl had not returned to the Wiles apartment on the first floor and Mrs. Hanna Wiles, the motlier'In­ vestigated. At the foot of the stairs the bfiby carriage . lay overturned on what at first looked to the mother in the dark like a filled burlap bag but which as her eyes grew accustomed to the dimness, she. said was the body of her daughter. She TO ASK A BAN ON TRANSPORTATION OF iLmL OIL Oil Men Agree on First Move to Sta|)ilize Industrijr INDEPENDENTS BALK baS ^^Vere h^ to .^Tf ;Mate\oda^^ downstairs, find- with Henry Morgenthau Jr., farm "'"^ gW; unconscious with board chairman, and Dr. W. I. Myers, his assistant, who have BOMBS DAMAGE U. S. MISSION. Japanese Planes Drop ADssUes On Taltowytog, Near Great WalL Peiplng, March 28. (AP)—The American legation today released a dispatch from missionary sources stating that Japanese airplanes bombed Taitowylng, ten miles south of the Great Wall and 35 miles west of Shanhalkwan, on March 24. The dispatch said slight damage was caused to the residence of the American missionary, Charles Oscar Kautte, and the church of the Brethren Mission and that nine Chinese civilians were killed. One airplane was reported to have arrived over the city at 9 a. m.. dropping a bomb within 20 feet of the Kautte residence, making tvro large holes in a compotmd wall and dislodging bricks from the chimney. A second plane was said to have dropped a bomb the same distance from another comer of the mission compound, the debris smashing several window panes of > the main building. An hour later a third airplane was said to have dropped two bombs in the city, causing the deaths of nine men, women and children. Kautte said the American flag was flying on the mission flagpole. Nelson Johnson, American minister to China, was calling the matter to the attention of the Japaoese legation here. Washington, Mar. 28. (AP)—The biu'eau of public roads today notified states pf a temporary postponement of new road construction projects involving federal aid pending completion of President Roosevelt 's new building and unemployment relief program. The order does not affect federal- aid projects already under contract. Until the administration's program is arranged, the bureau will not concur in awarding new contracts. FIRE CAUSES MAN'S DEATH. Kansas City Man Victim of Smoke and Misnnderstandlng. Kansas City. Kas.. March 28. (AP) —William Fulton, 78, was overcome by smoke and died as the result of a fire In his home here tbis morning. Firemen groped their way into the residence and rescued a brother of the victim, James H. Pulton, 80, whom they understood to say no one else was in the house. William Fulton later was discovers! unconscious across his bed. He failed to regain consciousness and died in a hospital. The fire started in a basket of trash and did Uttle damage. The brothers occupied the house since theh: home at.Basebor was destroyed by fire two months ago. Three other brothers survive, Joseph Fulton of Wichita: Felix and p. H. Fulton of Kansas Cit^. LINDBERGH PLOT FOILED Crude Attempt at Extortion from Wife of Famans Flier Thwarted By Boy's Arrest Akron, O., Mar. 28. (AP).—A crude attempt to blackmail Mrs. CJharles A. Lindbergh for $25,000 was thwarted today with the arrest of a 15-r year-old Hudson high school boy. The lad, Postofflce Inspector Ern- ost D. CJlaggett said, readily admitted mailing two letters to the famous s^^lator's wife but said. "I don't know what I would have done with the money if I had got it My father will kill me, though, when he hears of this." Detectives who ^ptured him lata last night near tl^ spot where the money was to' have been sent said the boy probably would be turned over to juvenile authorities. They withheld his name. He: didn 't know the Lindberghs" address "for svxe," the boy said, so he Bddrcs .<;ed | the letters to '.'Mrs. Charles Lindbergh, Delaware and New York," believing that if they lived in either state the missives would reach ihem. One of the letters was mailed February 27. It was snatched by postofflce inspectors here. The second, dated Mijrch 14, was intercepted by Washington postal authorities Neither was sejen by Mrs. Lindbergh. "We are wa|tching you," the brief -second message said. "Your Jives are in danger; There are 30 in our gRBR. Send the money by parcel post to 'Dad,'• care of Bluebird Inn. route 8, Hudson." Clagcett said "Dad" was a 73"ear-old recluise friend of the boy He disclaimed any knowledge of the plot and, the inspector said, the boy did not implicate him. MURRAY'S SON IS ENGAGED. Miss WlUie B. Emerson Confirms Reports of BetrotbaL Oklahoma City, March 28. (AP)— Miss Willie R.| Emerson of Weatherford, today confirmed reports of her engagement to Johnston Murray, second son of> Governor William H. Murray. Miss Emerson is head of the piano department at Southwestern State Teachers collc^. Murray Is an employs of an oil company at Blackwell. drafted many provisions of the relief measure. The president will propose that the mortgage relief plan be administered by the new farm credit administration which with congressional approval will become effective 60 days hence under the executive order issued yesterday. Morgenthau is to be governor of the system. At the department of agriculture, advance preparations for administering the farm relief program now before congress, contemplate making it serve quickly as mortgage relief for farmers. Eariy Payment Desired. An early payment of "benefits" under the allotment provision of the relief bill is proposed. Under this plan—one of several available to the secretary of agriculture, who would have broad powers to attempt the restoration of pre-war farm priced—adjustment certificates can be issued to f armors who leased lands to the government or agreed to reduce acreages devoted to basic commodities. Several plans to make cash available by June should the bill pass without great change, have been studied. Under one of them adjustment certificates would be issued and used as collateral for loans, — from banks. -Under the other plan 'Sterier glri, who had been assault- a hempen cord twjsted about' her neck. ' Police emergency squads were ru-shed to the scene and doctors sought in vain to revive the little girl. Detectives from Brooklyn and Manhattan Immediately took up the hunt for the killer anil Police (Commissioner Edward P. Mulrooney hurried from headquarters to take personal charge of the investigation. : Another Cine Found. A woman neighbor questioned.In the early Investigation told of seeing an excited man of about 20 dash into the vestibule pf her tenemep*. as though to hide .about the vimp of the crime. She said she confronted him to deriiand the reason for his suspicious actions and- with a mumbled excuse he ran down the street. The Wiles live a mile or so from where 5-year-old Florence McDonnell was found strangled in the basement of a vacant store a, year ago and' where 6-year-old Helen Sterier was murdered in the cellar of her home early this year; Robert Smalls, a 15-year-old ne­ gro, signed a confession that he strangled the McDonnell girl, giving as reason that she had "snitched" on him when he played truant from school. Lloyd Price, a 22-year-old negro, confessed that he strangled the Group Opposes Federal Regulation as Aid - To Monopoly Washington, March 28. (AP)—The agreement was reached today by major groups at the governors' oil conference to ask the federal government to prevent the transportation in Interstate commerce of.oil produced in violation of state laws. - Wirt Franklin, president of the ^dependent Petroleum Association o!f America and a member of the committee of fifteen named to formulate a program for stabilization of the Oil industry, said the group was in accord on this and on an 'adequate competitive tariff" for crude petroleum and petroleum products. A broader plan for federal regulation ,was under consideration, however*' and this has delayed presentation of a stabilization program to Secretary Ickes, who called the ad- ^nlstratlon-sponsored meeting. Franklin said he could give no details of additional plans for government supervision but It was understood that Its scope was very broad and discussion of details had prevented framing of the stabilization plan for presentation to the conference proper. Some members attending the conference said that plans proposed for further governmental powers were so drastic that there was no certainty that the committee would" present them to the conference without changes. The committee drawing the program-is composed of representatives of oil-producing states, the major oil companies and some independent producers. Some pf the Independent group have broken away and today presented Secretary Ickes with a series of resolutions protesting any federal regulation -of the Industry. <5 The resolutions were presented to ' Secretary^ Ickes by a group of oil producers who said they had formed an independent petroleum association "opposed to monopoly," headed ;by John B. EUiott. : The group which lias. withdrawn temporarily from the governors' oil conference, called in an effort to bring stabilization to the industry through federal cooperation, presented several resolutions to Secretary Ickes, one of which said: "We ask the federal government to leave in the hands of the respective states the duty and rights of regulating their internal affairs as to the production of petroleum." COURT TAKES CASE Fate of Scottish Officer Rests in th« Decision of CourtmartiaL BEEE FOB MISSOUBI CAPITAL. Leghlators May Wet Whistles At Bar in State Honse. Jefferson City, March 28. (AP)— Seer will be sold in Missouri's statehouse starting April 8 if plans of Mrs. Juel Meisenbach, operator of the capitol lunch stand, do not go awry. Mrs. Meisenbach said today that she was making application to the state food and drug department for a permit to vend the 3.3 per cent brew, Barbara was sent to the cellar at 9:50 o'clock this morning and "was found strangled at 10:05 but so persistent and determined were resciie efforts that the medical examiner did not fonnally announce death until 12:15 p. m.; Five tanks of oxygen and several injections 6f adrenalin were used in vain efforts to resuscitate .toe child. to advance frni'ds to tFe s^'crrta^ to '.f^ ^^c^ ^^he was kiUed. as^was the federal treasury would be asked 1^^^ make the first payment of "benefits."" Whether these plans can be carried out is uncertain because of efforts in the 'senate to revise the aditainistration measure. Secretary Wallace yesterday sent to the house figures on the farm Indebtedness and suggestions for legislation in preparing a refinancing program. These suggestions were closely akin to ideas being considered by Mr. Roosevelt's advisers. Wallace suggested a three-point program, contemplating machinery for volimtary adjustment of the debts, and financing through direct loans to farmers for the payment of interest, amortization installments and taxes and the refinancing of distressed farm mortgages. The direct loans would be made through regional agricultural credit corporations and the mortgage refinancing through land banks. All funds would be provided by the reconstruction corporation. SENATE WADES INTO RELIEF, Unemployment Program Amended to Help Needy States. Washington, March 28. (AP)— plunging into the president's unemployment program, the senate today swept laslde restrictions which forbid any state froni borrowing more than 15 per cent or the reconstruc-, Won corj^ration's 300 million dollar relief fund. It adopted a proposal by Senatoi" Robinson of Arkansas, the Dcmor cratic leader, at the outset of consideration of thei reforestation measure. The proposal, an amendment to the pending bill, was designed to aid Illinois and several other states which are 'nearing the limitation of relief borrowings. At about the same time that It took up the bill, the senate finance committee approved a measure to ppvide 500 million dollars for direct relief with the agreement that It would be taken up immediately after the reforestation bilL IF YOU MISS THE BEGISTEB Tondon,Mar.28. (AP)—The court- martial trj'ing Lieut. Norman Ball- lie-Stewarf on a charge of selling military information to a foreign agent retired this afternoon to consider its verdict after the judge advocate had summed up the evidence. It may be several days, perhaps weeks, before the verdict Is published. In his summation the Judge advocate directed the court to acquit the accused on three of Uic ten' counts against him. On the ninth count, that Baillie- Stcwart "communicated to Otto WaJdemar Obst of Berlin information which might be useful to an enemy." the judge advocate said: "I think I should not be' far wrong if i said that your findings oh this charge probably would be decisive on the whole." Baillle-Stewart's explanation of his.receipt of £90 in the mall from Germany Is that it was sent by' a glri named Marie Louise. The prosecution contended that it was payment for the betrayal of military information. " The judge advocate pointed out the prosecution did not suggest, nor was there a shred of evidence, that Balllie-Stewart, in going to Berlin last summer, went there for a treacherous purpose. He adjured the court, however, that it must take into careful consideration some features!of the accused officer's story of ihis relations with the mysterious Berlin girl, with whom the ' defendant had admitted intimacy. One of these features, he said, was th.'vt despite continuous intimate association with her for some days in Berlin, the accused declared ho woiUd only give a general description of her—that she was about 23, fair, with blue eyes, about 5^ feet ts^ll with a good figure—and that he had never pressed her for her addiess, full name or occupation. FROG EATS AN ALLIGATOR. Oklahoma Gonnnand Still Groggy From Unnsnal Delicacy. • Tulsa. Okla., March 28. (AP )r- Thc University of Tulsa had a very sick bullfrog today. He got that way by devouring a young alligator. : And Prof. H. D. Chase of the zoological department didnt Uke It one bit. Who'd have thought the sb-lnch frog would have made a meal of #ie department's 1-year-oId alligator, 11 inches long? The frog was still groggy but Professor Chase predicted recovery. Thf frog, (Thase explained, haqi strong digestive enzyme?,

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