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COMP. TOPEKA.KAM- THE REGISTER VOLUME XXXVI. No. 131 Successor to The lola Daily Register, TTie loU Daily Record, and lola D^iljr Index. lOLA, KAS., THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 30, 1933. TAX EXEMPTION PERMITS READY AT COURT HOUSE County Clerk Ready to Issue Applications Under New Law LESS EVASION SEEN Statute May Reduce Number of Cars Using Tax Free Gas County Clerk Ralph Elarton is ready to issue applications for permits to buy gasoline tax-exempt, he announced today, a process which Is required by the new law enacted by the last session of the legislature and which is designed to reduce tax evasion. Under the law. all persons desiring to buy motor vehicle fuels without paying the 3-cent tax must apply for and receive a permit. Under the old law a consumer could purchase gasoline from a distributor tux-exempt by merely signing an affldavlt to the effect that the fuel was not to be used' contrary to state regulations. It resulted In wlde- sjjread evasion of the tax. Makers of the new law, however, believed that by requiring each buyer to have a permit, costing 25 cents. It would reduce the number of persons who would try to evade the tax, basing their belief on the assumption that the: average man who heretofore would wrongfully sign the affidavit would not go to the trouble of securing the necessary permit. Application blanks are how available at the county clerk's office, and Mr. Elarton advises all farmers and others who use tax exempt gasoline to fill them out soon. The cost to the applicant Is 25 cents, 10 cents of which is sent to the capital and 15c of which remains in the county general fund. -^^ The applications require the true name of the applicant, the purjxjses for which the fuel is to be used, the amount he expects to use in each quarter of the year, and an oath to the effect that he will not use any fuel purchased tax free for any other purposes than those listed In hLs application. When the application has been approved at Topeka. a permit will be sent to the applicant. It was also pointed out that detection of tax evasion will be facll- Rated by the new applications for l^ermlts. For example: If an applicant estimates that he -will use an average of 100 gallons of fuel per -quarter oh his application, and records of tax-exempt sales during any one quarter of the year suddenly double, an invtatlgatlon could be made Immediately to determine if the permit holder had Just and legal rights to the use of the increased amount of fuel. Another provision of the law makes It necessary for all tank wagon' drlvej-s to be bonded to Insure their faithful performance of their duties, principal of which Is to refuse to sell gasoline tax free to any person who does not hold a permit. UNEMPLOYMENT BELL TO THE WHITE HOUSE. •Washington, Mar. 30. (AP)— : The senate today accepted the i ; house amendments to the forest i : unemployment bill and sent it : to the "White House. President Roosevelt expects to : begin enlistments for the forest conservation work almost immediately. Pinal congressional approval was given when the senate adopted house amendments without a record vote. The action was taken in the midst of senate debate on the second measure in the Roosevelt relief program—a bill to create a 500-million-dollar fund for direct relief grants to the states. The house amendments would prevent discrimination in selection of the unemployed because of race, color or creed and permit the president to use money provided by the bill for purchase of land. FRENCH BAYONET BACK TO OWNER Weapon Stolen from lola Theater Recovered by a Chance Conversation -MAKR/ED FOR 53 YEARS TODAY jWr. and Mrs. C. L. Whitaker Celebrate Anniversary of Nuptials. A thief Is still imknown and at liberty but a French bayonet, highly prized for Its value as a keepsake, is back in, the hands pf its owiier, Iver Fowler, after having been missing since February 18 when it was stolen from a display of war relics in the lola theater. ^n keeping with the nature of the attraction, "The Big Drive," a war picture which was being shown at the lola at that time. Manager M. N. HlUyer secured the display from the American Legion and from individual "World war veterans. Among the collections was a French bayonet, loaned to the theater by Mr. Fowler. The bayonet did not have very much intrinsic value, but Mr. Fowler treasured it because of his having taken it from the rifle of a French soldier killed in action. Then on the night of February 18, the bayonet was missed from the collection although none of the other Items were missing. A search was made, a reward offered, the police notified, but to no avail. This week, however, A. L. Neete, of the lola police department, happened to be talking to an acquaintance from Chanute who chanced to remark that a friend of his had recently bought a bayonet of some kind. Neete. immediately interested because he knew that one had been stolen from the theater. Inves- tlRated and f(jund that it was the one In question. The new owner readily agreed to the return of the weapon to Its rightful owner, and made no claim for reimbursement. Mr. Hlllyer said today, however, that the man will receive the reward offered. Neete said that the buyer had gotten the bayonet from "a boy in Humboldt." but the identity of the person Is unknown. The officer believes, however, that further investigation will reveal the name of the person who stole the bayonet from the theater. HARRY W00DR1N6 SLATED FOR WAR DEPARTMENT JOB Former Governor's Name • Expected in Senate For Confirmation ALL THROUGH BANKS From Private to Assistant Secretary Is Record Of Kansas : Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Whitaker are celebrating quietly today the 53rd ,. anniversary of their marriage and , receiving the congratulations of such - of their old friend? as happen to rt-member. Mrs. 'Whitaker was Miss Ella M. 'Waters and the marriage took place at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Waters, who were then •living on a farm just this side of Deer Creek, four miles Worth of lola. ; The ceremony was performedby.the ? , Rev. E. K. l;ynn, of sacred memory. Following the- ceremony the bridal couple went on a Wedding trip-^to lola! In a buggy behind a pair of •• Texas ponies. Later In the evening of the same day, having exhausted ,;the entertainment resources of lola, they drove to a'farm 2M miles east ^l^of Colony where Mr. Whitaker had •'been "baching" It. In October of the same year,; 1880, they came to lola and this has been their home ; ever since. Today they took another : -ride, but not with Texas ponies for : the motive power. The Register, perhaps the very Voidest of their friends In lola. Joins , ail the rest of their.friends in warm: est congratulations and in all possible good wishes. : WEATHER and ROADS ' . FOR KANSAS: Generally ifair; ' ^cooler in east and south portions ' tonight: Friday fair. For lola anfl Vicinity: Fair tonight iand Friday: cooler tonight. ' Temperature — Highest yesterday. 71: lowest last, night. 59; normal for i today, 50; excess yesterday, 15; excess since January 1, 532 degrees; this date last year, highest, 62; low:. ; est. 38. ;i • Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 7 a. m. today. .27; total for this year to date, 4.63; deficiency since January 1,'.79 inch. ': [ Relative humidity at 7 a. m. to;.. day, 84 per cent; barometer reduced to sea level, 29.64 inches. • : • i Sun rises, 6:10 a. m.; sun sets, .: 6:43 p. m. ' Kansas Weather and Dirt Roads, jr .'- Emporia, partly cloudy, roads 'igiood. v; Manhattan, clear, roads good. .Ottawa, cloudy, reads good. -':' CoffeyvUle, threatenUig, roads pood. •- h . : Sallna, clear, roads good. |- ^ Topeka, cloudy, roads good. rPittsburg,, partly cloudy, roadi good. "ArlEMiSte City, •WKdilta, piirtly cSoudy, roads good. NEOSHO FALLS PIONEER DIES Funeral of Mrs. J. E. Shewell to Be Held Tomorrow. Mrs. J. E. Shewell, for 50 years a resident of Woodson' county, died at her Neosho Falls home today. She was 78 years old. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p. m. tomorrow- and burial will be made in ^Cedan-ale cemetery In Neosho Falls. The service will be conducted In the. Shewell home. MrF. Shewell's husband died in 1910, prior to which time he hart bo(?n engaged In business throughout his long residence In Neosho Fan."!. Survivors Include Cleve and K. A. Shewell, who operate a food market in Neosho Falls; a daughter, Mrs. S. R. Scott; Neosho Falls; and the Mi.sses Margaret and Geraldine Shewell, granddaughters who operate the Katherine Ann beauty shop In lola. ALMA HUDSON ON PROGRAM Reading and Music Feature School Assembly; High Alma Hudson gave as a reading in high school assembly^ this morning a short story by Bess Streeter Aidrich. Donald Glsh sang a solo, accompanied by Evelyn Wayman, and then sang'another number, "On the Road to Mandalay," assisted by a male quartet composed of Paul Davis, Russell Chezem, Roy Finley and Roscoe Houk. A trio. Jack Childress and Francis Steele, guitars, and Nimrod Hankins, harmonica, played and sang several popular numbers, including a parody on "Let Me Call You Sweetheart." Jack Childress made an an- noimcement of the junior play, "•Who Wouldn't Be Crazy," to be presented April 6, and Clarence Goodner announced the program. HARVE M. ^VHEELER IS DEAD. Funeral Not Announced Yet lola Hotel Employe. For Harve M. 'Wheeler, housekeeper at the lola hotel for eight years, died early today at the age of 65 years. Funeral arrangements have not been made yet pending word from relatives In Kentucky, Mr. Wheeler's birthplace. Besides ?ils widow, who was associated with him at the hotel, Mr. •Whsieler leaves a brtthin* ana a sister, both of whom live in Kentucky. Topeka, March 30. (AP)—From buck private In the tank corps to flrst assistant secretary of war- Harry Hines Woodring. Washington dispatches have conveyed the seemingly authoritative information that the 42-year-old former governor of Kansas soon is to be transmitted > to the senate by President Roosevelt as hli nomination for the important war department position. A small town banker, Woodring enlisted as a private for service in the world war the day after his mother was biuied. He was inducted into service on May 11, 1918, and assigned to Company C, 334th bat- tallion of the tank corps, at Camp Colt, Gettysburg, Pa. Woodring soon won advancement. On October 6, he was commissioned a second lieutenant. The armistice prevented him from experiencing service oversea. He got as far as Camp Dix, in New Jersey, and was discharged on December 15, 1918. The probable new war department assistant secretary came from a family of fighters. His fether, Hines Woodring, a Kentuckian of French descent, served in the Union army in the Civil war. He migrated to Kansas in 1870, and staked out one of the first claims near Elk City. Harry Woodring was elected commander of the Kansas department of the American Legion in 1928. and served one year in that capacity. To PoUtics In 1930. In 1930, after retiring from the banking business—he started as a janitor and general roustabout at the age of 16 and quit after beconi- Ing president and managing ofHcer of a Neodesha bank—Woodring entered upon his political career. An untried "amateur" in politics —they called him—he won the Democratic nomination-for the gov- emoriBhlp. Then he overcame the normally Republican majority in Kansas to win the governorship by a margin of only 251 votes over Prank ("Chief") "Haucke. Both Woodring and Haucke were, and are, bachelors and former state commanders of the Amerlca!n Leg- Ion. As governor of the state he launched an economy retrenchment program under which state officials and employes took voluntary 10 per cent cuts in their salaries. Numerous other economies also were made, resulting In savings to the taxpayers estimated at around 3 million dollars during his two-year term. Nearly a year before the presidential election he cast his lot with President Roosevelt and became one of his most ardent supporters in the mid-west. He was chairman of the Kansas delegation to the Democratic national convention, and cast its solid vote for Roosevelt. Guest of Woodring. After Roosevelt received the nomination, he chose Topelca for the first of the major addresses he made on his trip across the continent, and it was here that he enunciated his views on the farm question. While here he was a guest of Woodring, then_a candidate for reelection. Roosevelt carried the state by a margin of 75,000 votes, but Woodring lost by 5,000 votes to Alf M. Landon, Republican, in a three-cornered gubernatorial race in which John R. Brinkley,-Independent candidate finished a fairly close third as he also had done in the 1930 election. Ever since his defeat Woodring has figured prominently in speculation concerning appointments by President Roosevelt. At one time, he was mentioned as a possible choice for a position in the cabinet as secretary of agriculture. He also was mentioned in speculation for the post of governor-general of the Philippines. Tha Weekly Eefiater. EstablUhed 1867. The lola DaUy Beguter, Established 1887. EIGHT PAGES Alcohol in Gasoline No Cure for Farm Problems . ^ j Blending Would Cost 5 Cents More Than Straight Gasoline and Mixture Would Give 4 Per Cent Less Mileage So That Fanner Would Actually Lose Money. Washington, March 30. (AP)— Several complicatioi|is to the plan of blending gasoline and alcohol produced frpm farm griin, conceived as one means of aiding agriculture, were detailed today! by Dr. Gustav Eglofin, Chicago petroleum chemist. An unorthodox affinity for water shown by alcohol when It is mixed with gasoline was listed as one of them. The amount of water forming Is just a trace, so small that alone it would be harmless In gasoline. But in the mixture the water concentrates in the grain alcohol, causing it to separate from the gasoline. The remedy is a little buythl alcohol. But Dr. EgloCr said the amount needed costs about 2 cents a gallon. There are other blending mixtures, about equally expensive. Add these 2 cents to an expectation of as much as 3 cents for the alcohol mixed with each gallon of gasoline, and the blend would cost the motorist up to 5 cents a gallon over the gasoline market. Dr. Egloff maintained. The American motoring public, he said, bums 18 billion gallons of gasoline annually. If 10 per cent al- U. S. PAY CUTS HIT lOLANS Postal Employes and Guardsmen Affected by Economy Order. The order proceeding out of Washington reducing the salaries of. all Federal employes to a figure which represents a 15 per cent cut from the stipend they were receiving in 1928, hits lola a pretty broad swipe. It affects 21 people In the postoffice. including the ntfal carriers, and 67 officers and men In Troop A, 85 in all. All these took a reduction last July of 8i per cent. The new cut will be only 6i, thus bringing the total up to 15 per cent. Fortimately the postmaster and his employes will have enough left to live on so they are all right. As to the army, they never did get enough to live on so it will not make much difference to them. In both cases merely a matter of reducing purchasing power. BRITISH AMBASSADOR CALLED Sir Esmond Ovey to London Over Russian Actions Moscow, Mar. 30 (AP)—The British embassy annoimced today that Sir Esmond Ovey. the ambassador, had been summoned to London Immediately in connection with the detention of several British engineers here. He Is leaving tonight with Lady Ovey and their 9-year-old daughter. MITCHELL STILL AFTER CONGRESS Former Officer Again Advocates Department of National Defense Washington, Mar. 30 (AP)—A remodeled national defense system to 'increase efficiency and save 25 to 30 million dollars a year" was recommended to the house military affairs conunlttee today by 'William Mitchell, former brigadier general who served as assistant chief of the army air corps. Mitchell proposed that the land, sea, and air forces of the United States he merged into a department of national defense with only one head. Assistants would be charged with supervising activities of the army, navy and aviation. A bill to accompUsh that has just been introduced by Chairman Mc- Swaln of the military affairs committee, and It was that proposal, among others, which the committee was considering today. Mitchell tesUfled that because of the developments in the world war "we are going to have to develop an entirely new policy." Defense, he said should center around submarines, airplanes and zeppelins. "In the world war," Mitchell said, submarines reduced Great Britain to starvation. They almost won the war by themselves. Much of the data showing that has been kept secret and still are. To emphasize his arguments for additional aerial strength,.; Mitchell pointed to the recent record breaking non-stop flight from Englafad to Cape Town. 'If that plane had had a Diesel engine. It could have gone 25 to 30 per cent farther," Mitchell testified. "We can build a plane now with Diesel engine that will fly 6,000 miles and carry 4,000 pounds of bombs, and zeppelins can be built to go from any one place In the world to any other and back again. Aviation, Mitchell asserted, was "one of the factors that ended the wdrld war." America's principal defense problem, Mitchell said, now centers on the Pacific coast. "There Is a very virile, strong outfit there seeking mastery of the world," he testified. "I have been around them in Siberia and Manchuria and Japan and I know. * ' We are going to have a conflict with them sooner or later, whether ' want to or not. "Under the circumstances we are making a tremendous mistake in not developing our air power." cohol Is added to each gallon, on this consumption rate, the farmer getting 29 cents a bushel for com, the additional amount chargeable to blending would be 90 mUUon dollars annually. Another complication, Dr. Egloff said, is the fact that the oil refiners can, if they wish, make good alcohol out of their petroleum, portable alcohol exactly like that from com. Furthermore, they can make more of it than "the combined output of all the farms In the United States." They probably could produce this synthetic alcohol cheaper than grain alcohol except when com prices are low. Finally, he asserted, there would be a 4 per cent decrease In mileage from the alcohol-gasoline blend fuel. Arguing from the oil man's "point of view that the farmer might lose more than he could gain. Dr. Egloff said: "Let us take the state of Iowa, for example. The gasoline consiunption for 1932 was approximately 350 million gallons of which;it was estimated that one-half was consumed by the farming population. To produce enough alcohol to have a 10 per cent alcohol-gasoline blend would require 14 million bushels of com, for which with 25-cent com yielding-15 cents' net a bushel the farmers would have netted about $2,100,000. "The increased motor fuel bill for the state of Iowa would have been almost 9 million dollars of which the farmer would have paid about $4;500,000. The farmer would have thus lost about $2,400,000 unless the increased price of the balance of the com products would overbalance this loss." PRIEST ESCAPES BOMB Catholic Clergyman Prominent Detroit Safe After Blast in His Royal Oak Home In OPPONENTS SAY FARM BILL WILL PASSDNCHANGED Administration Measure Weathers Storm in Committee FLAX IS INCLUDED B. P. W. PLAN ON CONVENTION Several lolans Expect to Go to Chicag(^ This Summer. Business and professional women of lola are beginning now to plan an exciu^slon to Chicago this summer to attend the biennial convention of the National Federation of and Professional women's clubs and the C3entury of Progress Exposition. Miss Alice Miles president of the local club, said today. Famous women speakers, a program that will help busmess and professional women adapt themselves to changing econonilc conditions and entertainment that includes boat trips on Lake Michigan, tours of Chicago and a view of the exposition, combine; to make the women begin planning early for the convention which riieets July 9 tc 15. "This is going to be an unusual convention and none of us want to Eblss it." Miss MUes said. "Miss Lydia Reynolds, as On-to- C^icago chairman of our club, is anticipating a record convention attendance from lola, as ah^ady a number of the local members have expressed their intention of going. .\notfaer Quake in California. Lor. Angeles, Mar. "39. (AP)—A wide area ,of Southern California, cehtering In the vicinity of Long Beach and Los Angeles, was! rocked oy a sharp earthquake ; at 4:23 o'clock this morning. The convulsions lasted about five seconds. No damage was reported. The tuemor was not felt In Santa Ba,rbara Dcr in San Diego. Detroit, Mar. 30. (AP)—A small black powder bomb lowered Into the basenrent of the home, of the Rev. Father Charles E. (3oughlin, in Royal Oak, exploded directly under the priest's bedroom at 3 a. m. today, but caused only a small amount of damage. The explosion damaged five window panes and steam pipes l'\ the basement but no one was Injured. A quantity of canned goods al.«o was destroyed. , Father Coughlln. who has become one of the central figures in a heated controversy over Detroit's banking situation, said he was awakened by noise and the sudden shaking of the house. His bedroom was on the first floor of the house in Falrlawn avenue. Asleep on the second floor were Father John Tully, his assistant, and Father William of the Dun Scotus college faculty. Detectives found no trace of a bomb container, but said the smell of black powder was so plain they had no hesitation In attributing the explosion to a black, powder bomb. Tlie apparent attempt upon the life of the pastor of the Shrine of the Little Flower sent police of Royal Oak and Detroit on an immediate search of the village, and a heavy guard was. thrown about the house, persons living in neighboring houses were questioned but none had seen anyone near the Coughlin home, and none had heard a car leave the street at the time of the explosion. Outwardly the CJoughlln home showed little evidence of the e'x- plnslon. Detectives reported finding a long white fabric cord hanging from the frame of a window in the southwest comer of the basement. The bomb they said, apparently liad been tied to the end of the cord and lowered Into the basement. Father Ctoughlln who has been delivering weekly radio addresses on religious, political and- economic matters recently has engaged in a sharp controversy with opponent.'; of the, government's plan under which a new National bank was established here while two old banks were placed In charge of conservators for liquidation. He has criti­ cised Detroit bankers and opponents of the hew bank plan and ha^ himself been! criticised in turn. JUNIOR PLAY TICKETS OUT Sale Starts for Comedy to Be Pre sented Thursday. The farce-comedy, "'Who Wouldn't Be Crazy," will be presented in the high school auditorium Thursday, April 6, at 8:15 by the j'onior class under the direction of Miss Alice Hendricks, English instructor. This is the annual play given by the juniors to help defray the expenses of the junior-senior banquet, traditional event climaxing the social year of the school. Annoimce- ment of the cast will be made later. Sixteen members of the class, carefully selected for their adaptability to the various parts, are hard at work, according to Miss Hendricks, and the humor, brilliant dialogue, and situations of this play have made it a success wherever presented. Tickets are now offered for sale at 15 and 25 cents by members of the Junior class, and reservations may be made at Cooits, beginning Monday, April 3. Relief for Growers of Peanuts Also Voted by Senate jGroup ' Washington, Mar. 30. (AP)—Privately, critics of the administration farm relief bill in the senate agriculture committee conceded today that they stood little chance to amend the bill, and that it probably would be passed by the senate as It stands. The admission was made before the committee voted on the substitute offered by Chairman Smith (D. S. C.) under which the sweeping power the present bill would confer on the secretary of agriculture would be curtailed sharply. That proposal remains to be voted on when the committee meets again tomorrow, "today, however, the committee voted to include In the bill, relief for growers of flax and peanuts. It also cut out a section iauth- orizing the secretary to consider the effect of the bill's proposed processing tax on empioymeni, and wage scales in fixing Its amount. Tomorrow, committeemen said, efforts are expected to broaden the bill to take in oats, potatoes, citrus and other fruits. A real show of senate feeling towards the administrations' farm biU, proposing to give Secretary Wallace nearly unlimited power to restore agriculture, was looked for by the members of the agriculture committee as they resumed debate in the privacy of executive session earlier In the day. The senators went in with the Intention of reaching a vote on whether to keep the bill as now drawn and as passed by the house, or to substitute for it the plan of C3hairman Smith (D., S. C), a very much limited proposition. Many beUeved that if the bill weathered this committee test it stood a good chance to pass the senate without great rewriting. This vote ^as looked upon as much more of ^ test than the two ballots by which the. committee yesterday refused to limit the application of the bill's .relief to only a few crops. i ' 'When Senator Thomas (D., Okla.) entered the session, he told newspapermen he had decided not to press an amendment FINE FEAXHEBS: BUT THE SAME CHASSIS. Uttle Rock. Ark., Mar. 30, (AP)—Tom Redman makes his ov.-n canaries and Mexican finches, the police say. Alter they had observed him trapping English sparrows on a Toof adjoining his room, and later exhibiting In the street birds of brilUant plumage about the size of sparrows, officers followed him home last night in the guise of customers. "I'll take $11 for that pair," Redman was quoted as telling them when they priced two of his prettiest red birds. The room was filled with cages of birds of all colors. In one cage officers found a half dozen sparrows and nearby an Improvised dryer, heated by an electric b\ilb, in which several birds were drying. The policemen found a pair of rubber gloVes and several bottles. of dyes and bleaching materials. They arrested ' Redman for investigation, and quoted him us saying he obtained $1 each for many of the birds, aui sometimes higher prices in ;):Urs. TURN TO HITLER AS LAST RESORT Nazi Vandalism Continues as Jews Try to Avert Boycott Berlin, Mar. 30. (AP)-^ews turned today to the very man they hold moist responsible for anti-Semitic feeling in Germany, Chancellor Hitler i himself, and to President Von Hindenburg, who created the present government, in a last despairing attempt to prevent the natlon-widc boycott scheduled for Satimiay. Premature outbreaks continued In various cities, resulting in widespread damage to Jewish business establishments. The National Socialist party, which Is sponsoring the organized ban on Jewish business and professional activity or- dsred to begin at* 10 a. m. Saturday, disapproved of these acts of •vaij- dalism. In some cities, its storm troops were able to suppress the outbreaks. The radical element of the Nazi party was seen as still triumphant as the boycott proclamation was sent to all parts of the country last night. The hopes of the Jews rested in the conservative branch in which IJitler and Dr. 'WUhelm Prick are now Identified, as opposed to the other Nazi cabinet members, Capt. Hermann Goering and Joseph Goe^- bels. The new appeal, signed by members of the general council of Jews — . he had proposed, ^ ^ „ , „ „ , , , ^ which would have called for curren- the board of Berlins Jewish 1— i_ «i community, also was addressed to !the Nationalist party majority In the Hitler cabinet, which has never been cy expansion to cheapen the dollar. |«'»n™"n*ty'„aJso _was_ addressed Jo Instead of putting it in the bill, he * " said he would ask to have the matter proposed In the committee report. Senator Connally (D., Tex.) mean while announced he would seek to attach |to the farm bill his proposal of last session for strict regulation of the cotton and grain exchanges. The plan, which was frowned upon by Secretary Hyde In the Hoover administration, provides for close regulation of cotton markets, vi'ith futures trading in cotton and grain virtually prohibited. Brentano's Into Bahkmptcy. New York, Mar. 30. (AP)—An Involuntary petition In bankruptcy was filed In federal court today by seven publisher-creditors against Brein- tano's Incorporated, one. of the world's largest and most widely known retaU book pellets, • Millions Being Spent for Beer Washbigton, Mar. 30. (AP)— Brewers were reported today by the department of commerce to be making contributions to millions of dollars to Industry as they prepare to sell 33 beer April 7. Reports to the department said large purchases of passenger automobiles, motor trucks, bottles; barrels; glasses, rubber goods, cereals, malts, and other Items are being made. The automotive dlvlslone-has been advised that beer manufacturers soon will purchase 4,590 trucks and 4,960 passenger cars, with 20 million dollars to be spent annually for maintenance. Some breweries were reported to be overhauling motor equipment at a cost of 6 million dollars. Bottle orders were estimated to be coming in at a rate Indicating an annual consumption of 720 million beer bottles. The barrel Industry was said to have received so many orders that facilities are being overtaxed. Reports from Chicago said barrel factories In that sectidn have orders on hand which will keep them running at capacity until late summer. The same situation was reported frorii manufacturers of boxes and cartons, with a report from Massachusetts of one firm working on an order of 125,000 Cottonwood beer cases. On the basis of previous consumption figures collected by the foodstuffs division. It 'was figured the brewing Industiy might be expected to consume annually 2 million pounds of malt, 167 million pounds of rice, 650 million pounds of com and com products, 41 million pounds of hops, 115 million pounds of sugar, and 204 million pounds of grits, wheat, bran, and barley. Manufacturers of refrigerators were receiving orders from the beer industry and adding men to their payrolls In anticipation of Increased sales, the department said. One firm, was reported to have spent 1 million dollars for new equipment within the pa^ few weeks and 2H million dollars for materials to be used In manufacturing refrigerators. IP YOTJ BtiSd Tfifi taSS&fTSSR CALL 167 da 6^ V_- identifled with anti-Semitic activities as advocated by the Nazis. That the chief anti-Jewish sentiment in Nazi ranks was directed against the Immigrants from the East was seen today In an editorial in the Nazi party newspaper In Munich. "Je'ws throughout the world.will find out that the times are past when Germany submitted to the besmirching of the . . . Galician Immigrants," It said. It described the protests of world Jewish societies against the German developments as "Katzenjammer." The reference to the Galician Jews recalled the prediction In a German news agency report that Eastem Jews who entered Germaiiy since 1914 were to be deported. (The poverty-stricken population of 800,0<}0 Jews In Galicia were In the theater of war operations and many reached safety In Germany. Polish Nationalists vigorously conducted a vendetta against them durr Ing war years and later, when Poland was still at war with Ukrainians and Bolsheviks, hundreds of Galician Jews were slain and wounded. Emigrations to Germany continued.) Prof. Albert Einstein, who has decided to remain out of Germany and who now is in Belgium, has taken steps to renounce his Prussian citizenship. Jews and all foreign Jews In Breslau were ordered today to re- tum all their passports to be marked as invalid for foreign travel. The object of the order, promulgated by the new police chief of Breslau, former Lieutenant Heines, is he said, "to prevent them from circulating 'atrocity stpries' abroad." MORGENTHAUTO SPEED SALE OF CO-OP HOLDINGS Liquidation of Collateral Of Farm Board Loans Object, He Says OPEN TO ANY OFFER Markets in This Country^ However, Will Not Be Disturbed Wa.shinBton, Mar. 30. (AP)— Henry Morgenthau Jr., farm board .chairmah, today announced a pro- giara to speed up liquidation of the commodity holdings of cooperative marketing as.soclatlons which have been pledged as collateral for farm board loans. Morgenthau said that loans, as of February 28 on commodities to-' taled $157,236,323. In many instances, he said the commodities have been held for a long time. He said the board under the Hoover administration had "not been salesmlnded." Morgenthau appointed H. E. Babcock of Ithaca, New York, special assistant to help the cooperatives work out complicated marketing problems and to liastcn sales and speed up liquidation. In. disposing of the commodities Morgenthau said he had no immediate plans for sales abroad bub that he would be "willing to accept any good horse-trade offer.' Morgenthau said the problem for Babcock will be to move into con- .sumptlon commodities owned by tha cooperatives "in such a manner aa to enable the government to recover as much as possible of Its loani without unduly disturbing the market." . Another aim, he said, "will be to aid cooperatives in disposing ol? their commodities In such a way that, if possible, the organizations may be maintained for future service to their grower-meniDers. .Babcock Is to remain with tho board for from eiglit to ten weeks but the sales program will not nec- essprlly be, completed In that time. Morgenthau, who Is scheduled to be governor of the new farm credlfc administration set up by executive order issued earlier this week, said I fee liquidation program would be valuable to members of many of the cooperatives who, he ^asserted, have "not received a nickel for two yeara in some cases." He intends to aid them in reorganizing after the commodities have been disposed of. Loans Listed. Classified by commodities, farm bnard loam to cooperatives as of February 2ii, follow: Beans,- $502,835; Califomla grapo products, $11,182,610; canned goods. $1,051.^30; cotton,$84,684,322; dairy product-t, $10,924,844; fruits and vegetables, $3,455,963; grape Juice, $138,818: grass seeds, $l,2j5,556; nuts and rice, $1,095,956; poultry, $448,647: totacco. $2,447,4443; wheat, $1B.798,503; wool. $18,569,768; Uve- stock, $4,329,931; miscellaneous, $299,592. jvforgenthau expressed the opinion that the loan program imder the old board failed to recognize tha problem of eventual disposal of tho commodities pledged for loans. •'The commodities have plied up while everybody waited for better prices," he said. "We want to find out at what price we can move the commodities Into consumption and it will be part of Mr. Babcock's job to find the best outlets." JAPS SIEZE TRAIN Another Incident in the Rnsso-Jap Troubles Reported BUS TO ADVERIIISE lOLA Local Delegates Going to W. O. W. Convention in Oklahoma City. lola will be advertised frorii Kansas City to Oklahoma City when a special bus carrying delegates to the W. O. W. convention In the Oklahoma capital starts Its journey Sunday from Kansas City. The special will stop In lola Sunday evening to pick up three local delegates, Lloyd Baxley, head camp officer who Is attending; by 'virtue of his office, J. A. Adams, and M. C. Skinner. The route will then turn west to Wichita where more delegates will be taken aboard for the rest of the trip to Oklahoma City. The bus has been chartered by the organization and will have lola among the names printed on Its sides. Second Fire Victim Dies. Kansas City, Kas., Mar. 30. (AP) James H. Fulton, 80, died today from the effects of smoke caused by a fire In his home Tuesday which resulted In the Immediate death of hl8 78-year-old brother, WlUIan^ Pulton. Ptflton developed itaeu* monls. Tokyo, Mar. 30. (AP)—A new Incident In the long series of disputes between Ru.ssia and Japan over the Chinese Eastern railway was reported, today in the seizure of a Russian train and its freight by Man- chuquo border guards. A- Japanese dispatch said the Sd\'Iet govemment was making unauthorized shipments of war materials over the railway, now jointly operated by the Japanese^sponsored Manchukuan govemment and Russia, to the Pacific seaport of Vladivostok. • A westbound train was seized at Mtinchull, at the northwest extremity of Manchuria, the report pub- Ibhed-ln the newspaper NichI NIchi said: ' It was not allowed to continue until freight from four coaches ivas unloaded and returned across Manchuria to the 'Vladivostok -end of the line. • The Russians were also charged vrilh taking railway rolling stock across the border and refusing to return it. Twice in recent months the Soviet officials refused Japanese requests to return Chinese com- m.inders and soldiers who fled across the border before Japanese armies. The Chinese Eastem railway was financed and constructed by Russian money and directors more than 30 year ago as a short cut to 'Vladivostok. The Southern Manchurian railway was lost to Japan after the RU-sso-Japanese war, but Russia continued joint operation of the C. E. "R. with China untU the latter lost its control over Manchiuia to Japan. Tlie operation of the road has been the basis of almost constant disputes since then between Japan and Russia. The League of Nations, In its recent report on Manchuria, decided J.ipan's rights were limited to only the Southem Manchurian railway and that its troops should be withdrawn from all parts of the province; to that railway zone, • if

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