Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on March 31, 1933 · Page 1
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COwr. r VOLUME XXXVI. No. 132 Saeeeuot to The lola Dailr B«giiter, Tba lola Daily Becoid, and lola Daily uidex. lOLA, KAS., FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 31, 1933. Tha Weeklr Register, Established 1867. The lola Dsily Register, .Established 1897. SIX PAGES TORNADOES TAKE TOLL OF 3f LIVES IN FOUR STATES I Hijfh Winds in Southern States Damage Prop erty Extensively STARTING TEXAS Twisters Sweep Across Into Mississippi and Louisiajna ' (By the Assodalid Press.) ; At least 30 personsi were klUed by • tornadoes which struck four south, ym states last nlghj; and today, ; causing property da^nage • of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Starting in East Texas at the edge "bf the oil fields, thej first twister -'i-iiwept down upon I^indale. killing two negroes. Four i garages were razed, telephone lintes were blown 'down and falling tre^s blocked high- r^ays. [ ; Three homes were wrecked at : /Eustace, Tcxafe. and a heavily wood- 1 ed sector nearby jwas damaged. , :>Iany:were injured as: the high winds tore through a harrow sec; tor. Damage was i estimated at ; $10,000. Huntington, 5an' Augustine and Shelbyvlllc in extrcihe East Texas ; bore the brunt of the tornadoes as they swept eastward: In one In- .stance, at Calvary, i a small community, the Winds struck twice bei fore crossing the Texas-LouLsiana border and continuing as far as Mississippi. Two dead, a negro .«ich6ol prin- • clpal and a negro student, and a number of injured was the human toll. Fifteen homes were destroyed and everj'thing in the path of the twister was laid low. ' At .Huntington five persons were killed. The tohiado damaged farm property in;a strip .several ;miles long and several hundred yards wide. Livestock fell, victim to the Sharp bla-st";. : Mi", and Mi-.s. Ferris Andrews and their child lasfthelr lives near San Augustine and five others were Injured serloasly, three of them pcr- ' haps fatally. Dozens of families were homeless and were given temporary refuge in stores and gar- %nfre.f. Five members of a family were killed when a tornado dipped down at Hall Summit, Ln., shattering that town Of 300 inhabitants, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Jones, their two chll- jlren and Jones' sister-in-law were ihe victims there as brick and timber fell about them in their home. • Just to the north. Mrs. Floyd Boyett who lived near Mount Hol- Jy. Ark., lost her life and two of her ;-^lldren were hurt seriously. '•\ Early today a similar disturbance ;swept through a sparsely settled area between Brookhaven and Tlieyer, Muss., injuring several p>er- pons and causing additional dam: age. Two women, a child of one of them and an unidentified white man •also were killed in the vicinity of : Shelbyvllle. Damage there alone was estimated at between 75,000 ,ai^d <$100.000. Fifty persons were, injured and 15 houses were blown dbwn. All 'doctors and nurses left Center for the stricken area today and planned to cover the Shelbyv'iUe-San Augustine area thoroughly. They made slow progres.s. however, because of roads made impassable by heavy rains which accompanied th? storm. The community of Etoile in Nacogdoches county reported 75 per- .sons and several injured. ;Phi,-sicians_ and food, supplies were being rushed to that area also. A man wa.s injured at Freestone, west of the center of the tornadoes, when hLs home was blowTi away during high wind.s. Several other houses were destroyed but no other injuries were reported. N. L. ABD, 85, INJURED IN RUNAWAY. Mr. N. L. Ard, one of the pioneer settlers of Elsmore township, was badly hurt yesterday afternoon about 3 o'clock while discing one of his fields. The team his was driving became frightened and ran away, throwing him in front of the disc and dragging him 300 yards before the team broke loose from the machine. The accident was Immediately discovered by members of the family who ran to his assistance and sent for a doctor. It was found that one leg was: cut badly from the ankle to the: knee, the right arm broken, and one eye so badly Injured that It is feared he may lose the sight of It. The injuries are specially .serious for.the reason that Mr. Ard Is 85 years of age, so that In addition to the actual wounds the shock to his entire system must have been very great. Mr. Ard Is a Civil war veteran and one bf the oldest settlers In Elsmore township, and he has ; friends all over the county who deeply regret the accident and will hope for his quick recovery. COMMinEE TO APARLEYWITH THEPRESIDENT Chief Takes Farm Bill Into His Own Hands AfteriUDeadlock FOR AN EXPANSION Senate Group Favors Cheapening of Dollar In Its Report a POLICE JUDGE A ROBBERY VICTIM Thieves Take Assortment Of Loot from Home of J. C. Edwards BROTHER OF N. C. KERR DIE.S. Walter Kerr to be Buried In Golden Valley Cemetery. • ' Walter Kerr, a brother of County •Clerk N. C. Kerr, died In Kansas City night at the age of 64 years. The body will be brought here for burial In" the Oolden Val- lei'l cemetery after services tomorrow nt 2:30 p, ny. In the Oolden Vnlley church conducted by the Rev. E. A. Pnull of Humboldt. Other .survivors Include Mrs. Ru.s- ,sell Morrison, a diuighter who lives In Mornn: Willis and Wendell Kerr, of Long Bench and Complon, Calif., .sons. Mrs. Chrl-s Mohr, a sister. Derby. Kas,; and Willis Kerr, a brother, LnHarpe. WEATHER and ROADS FOR KANSAS: Fair, with light frost; cooler in Kontheast and ex- twanc east poriions tonight: Satnr- day fair, slightly warmer in east and south portions. For lola and Vicinity: Fair tonight and Saturday; cooler tonight with light frost; slightly warmer Satnrday. Temperature —Highest yesterday, ,80: lowest last night, 49; normal for today, 51;: excess yesterday, 13; excess since January 1, 545 degrees; this date last year, highest, 64; lowest, 34. . Precipitation for the 24 hours end, ling at 7 a. m. tday, .22; total for 'i:this year to date. 4JB5: deficiency r'slnce January 1, .67 Inch. Relative hvunldlty at 7 a. m. to- .day, 90 per cent; barometer reduced to sea level; 29.73 inches. Sun rises, 6:09 a. m.; sun sets, 6:44 p. m. Kansas Weather and Dirt Roads. Emporia, Manhattan, Cbffeyvllle, Sallna, Wichita, AriUQsas City, ; clear, roa<Ja iooi. Ottawa, Pittsburg, Topeka, cloudy, ivoadi ijooft ^ ^ Police Judge J. C. Edwards is contemplating installing not only a new lock but an entirely new front door on his home as a result of the ease with which robbers entered his home Wednesday during his absence. The intruders departed by the back door, talcing with them jewelry and other Belongings said by Judge Edwards to be worth $70, Police have been unable to find any trace of the thieves, but see In the robbery a lesson which other citizens of lola might learn, "Lock all doors and windows when you leave >"our houses," is the advice given by Police Chief A. V, Funk- Iiourer to the citizchs. - "The least you can do Is to make It as hard on these robbers as you can," TliD persons who victimized the police judge apparently were not particular about what kind of loot they took. They entered every room in the house, the judge said, taklnj; from a jewel In one room a diamond,ring and from a cupboerd in the kitchen a partly'empty box of bran flakes. Other loot included a small radio, a Jewel tx>x containing some cash, a class pin, some tie pins; several pairs of the Judge's sox, a penny bank with a^bout 200 pennies, a deck of pinochle cards, a sheet, and several kinds of food besides the bran flakes, i Chief FUnkhouser said today he wds certain the robljers were local talent, probably boys rather than men. : Judge and Mrs. Edwards were out of lola at the time of the robber/ which they assumed had been com- imitted between 6 and 8:30 p. m. They had left at 1 p. m. for Mt. Ida to visit with Mrs. Edwards's parents. KELLEY SUE^ WQLFBERG Hotel Owner Seekd to Recover $1000 in Back Rent on lola Theater Bnlldlng. Washington, March 31. (AP)— President Roosevelt today took Into his own hands the administration farm bill, summoning to a conference the members of the senate agriculture committee after they had failed to agree among themselves on what to do with the bilL The senators had voted to have Chairman Smith (D., S. C), call on the president and ask him if he would approve some changes made by the committee in the administration bill, but when efforts were made to make the appdlntment for Smith, Mr. Roosevelt sent back word he would like to have the whole committee come to the White House this afternoon. Already opponents of the bill on the committee have admitted privately they did not have the strength to rewrite it thoroughly, as they wished, but there remained a number of changes which had been voted into the measiu^. They sought to get a decision on these from Mr. Roosevelt. Pending the conference they abandoned the closed session study of the bill. One of the things members wanted to discuss with President Roosevelt was the determined opposition of the cattle and sheep industry to being included in the bill, and what he thinks of the addition yesterday by the committee of flax and peanuts to the commodities Included and elimination of a section authorizing Secretary Wallace to consider the effect of the proposed processing tax on unemployment, wage scales; and consumption. Prior to the decision to take the bill to the president, the committee had by unanimous vote of ttielS members present, decided to Include In its report on the bill a recommendation for the expansion of the currency, on a motion of Senator Thomas (D., Okla.) Thomas was authorized to prepare this recommendation and told newspapermen the report would say "no other legislation will do much Japs May Occupy Peiping If Chinese Continue War Leader of Japanese in Jeholj Campaign Says He Cannot Ignore Chinese Attacks Bat Must Consider International Aspect of Further Invasion. (Copyright, 1933, by the Asiociated Preu) Changchun, Manchuria, March 31. (AP)—Ueut. Oen. Kunl^ Koiso chief of staff of the Japanese arm? les in Manchuria and reputed "brains" of the Jehol campaign, told the Associated Press today that continuing sporadic Chinese attacks along the Great Wall of China are only resulting in wanton and wholesale sacrifice of Chinese Uves and may bring on an extension of the Japanese occupation into North China proper. Asked whether the Japanese army could avoid occupation of Peiping if the attacks continued. General Kolso said: "It is impossible to ignore such MRS. JUDD YET HOPES FOR LIFE Chances Remote, However, She Will Escape Ex ecution April 21 ' Phoenix, Ariz., Mar. 31. (AP)— Still hopeful she will be spared death on the gallows, Mrs. Winnie Ruth Judd pirmed her last hope for life today on two possible moves, one by her attorneys and the other by the warden of the state prison at Florence. However, neither avenue of escape appeared Ukely to be available to the blonde murderess whose date for execution was set for April 21 by Governor B. B. Moeur after the Arizona board of pardons and paroles denied her clemency; Attorneys for Mrs. Judd said an appeal to the United States supreme court "seems to be the only possibility" to save the young woman from hanging. They commented they have not sufficient funds to carry the case before that body. The only other move Is for the warden of the state prison to request a sanity hearing for her before a superior court Jury. "I have no idea what I will do," said Warden A. G. Walker. "I hove no definite statement now to make." The board of pardons and paroles was unanimous In Ita decision late yesterday In denying Mrs. Judd clettiency. "A thorough and thoughtful consideration of all the testimony and Ruth Judd's own statements to the challenges. But at the same time •we must consider the International factors Involved in the possible occupation of Pelplng, as well as ^He risk to lives of Japanese, foreigners, and peaceful Chinese residents' of the old capital." (There are 700 American civilians and 500 V. S. marines in Pelplng,) General Koiso estimated 120,000 Chinese troops are Immediately southward of the Great Wall, In addition to 60,000 west and south of Shanahaikwari, and 40,000 In Pelp­ lng and Tientsin, totalling about five times the Japanese strength in Je­ hol. The general headquarters here of the Japanese forces was Infonhed that General Tang Yu-Un, the ousted Chinese goVemor of Jehol-Cha- har border, the Japanese and (3hl- nese forces are face to face but no major engagenients have been "reported, "If eventually we are compelled to occup Peiping." said General Koiso, "the Chinese army will be responsible." The heaviest sacrifice of Chinese lives, he said, was along the eastern end of the Great Wall between Hsifenkow and Chiehllngkow, one of the important passes, and northwest of Shanhaikwan. "The Great Wall situation is absolutely under Japanese control," said General Koiso. "Every Important pass and town on it is in our hands except Lowenku, westward bf Hsifenkow, and we expect to reoccupy that town in two or three days." Chinese claims of heavy Japanese ca.sualties are utterly baseless, he declared. KILLED IN MR CRASH TOILERS RETURNING TO WINNIPEG AFTER GAMES DIVES TO GROUND Pilot Attempting Forced Landing in Field Near Neodesija SIX-KILLED OUTRIGHT Most of Other Eight Passengers Sustain Serious Injuries FOREST CONSERVATION BltL BECOMES LAW. MASONS MEET IN MORAN Annual District Gathering Attended by Delegates from Six Lodged In County. <rru„< „„Hi fh» , < K ^ I board," a formal brief setting fourth with a careful review of all the facts and will be only temporary' and makeshift.' The Oltlahoman added the report would cite that deflationary policies of the last decade were responsible for low prices and that currency expansion would be the reverse of this policy and lead to higher prices. NO ESCAPE FOR PAIR Law Reaches Youths Who Smash Bottle Before Arrest. Suit was filed yesterday In district court by attoraej-s for Ira Kelley, owner "f the Kelley hotel, against Harris P. Wolfberg to recover $1000 Kelley alleges is due him for overdue rent on the building now occupied by the lola theater. Wolfberg is .set forth in the petition as the signer of the lease on the theater building. Two causes for action were named, the first on the lola theater case, and the second seeking to recover $70 which Kelley avers Is due him from Wolfberg as payment for Wolfberg's lease on the Kelley theater building. Kelley seeks to have the equipment in the lola tl\eutcr sold to .satisfy his claims. BOLT STRIKES lOLA HOUSE Building on South Washfnirion Vacant When Lightning Hits. O. E. Covens, a former lolan, will probably tliank the fate which caused him to go to Los Angeles a few months ago even If by so doing he was subjected to the perils of an earthquake. Yesterday the house at 705 South Washington which is owned by Cravens and in which he formerly lived was strut* by a bolt of lightning, which, according to memhers of the fire department wno examined the building, might easily have killed any person who might have been in it at the time. The house is furnished and until recently had been tenanted. The bolt, firemen said, entered on one side of the building, tore loose a couple of the clapboards, passed diagonally through and emerged ^n a comer, tearing a large hole from the building. No fire followed, however. Mrs. Walter Coblenta, who lives a half-block, away, said that the bolt struck when she was ironing and knocked the Iron from her hand. Breaking a bottle full of -whiskey will no longer afford immunity from the law in Allen county, if the precedent established yesterday in Justice J. M. Lamer's court Is followed. Members of the city police department recently arrested two out- of-town youths as they were driv- Ing through East lola after they had broken a bottle containing a liquid which officers declared "must have been whiskey." They were brought before Judge Lamer yesterday and pleaded guilty to the state's charge of resisting an officer toy the destruction of evidence. Sentence was reserved until next Thursday. The maximum penally which might be imposed is $500 fine and one year In Jail, ALCOHOL BARREL EXPLODES. Ellis Garage Employe Injured in Accident Yesterday. Wheeler Fnneral Tomorrow. Funeral services for Harve M. Wheeler, whose death was reported yesterday in The Register, wlU be held In the Waugb funeral home tomonw at 2:30 p. ni. and burial is to be m&de In GOgbbipa cemetery. The Rev. J. H. Sowerby, pastor of the Baptist church, will offl- clate, An attempt to cut an empty alcohol barrel In two with an acetylene torch ended disastrously yesterday for Glenn Tldd, a mechanic at the Ellis Motor company garage on North, Washington. Tldd was standing at the head of the metal drum when fumes from ihc alcohol evidently exploded, knocking the head of the barrel out between the man's legs. Officials of the company said today that although painful; his injuries will not keep Tidd in bed mort than a week. METEOROLOGIST VISITS lOLA Denver Man Seeking Witnesses to Falling Object Last Year. H. H. Nlnlnger, a specialist on meteorites, was in lola today trying to gather information on a meteor which he said had been-seen in the skies above this area shortly before it disintegrated and fell near Archie, Mo., last August. Mr. Nlnlnger is from Denver and hLs missipn here is under the auspices of the Smithsonian institute. Among his alms, he said. Is eventually to be able to calculate the mass of the cloud of dust which falling meteors leave In their wake. Sleuths After SiMta Now. Washfegton, March ; 31. (AP)— Activities of the prohibition bureau will be directed principally in the future toward combatUng the unlawful manufacture and transporta-' tion of distilled liquors under a ruling Issued today by Amos W. W. Woodcock, the dlre«*or. and circumstances attendant upon the tragedy, compels the board to believe that Ruth Judd shot Agnes Anne Leroi through the temple while she was in bed, the muzzle of the gun being held at or near the surface of the skin, and that Mrs. Leroi was not killed In self defense. "The supreme court of the state of Arizona has held that she had a fair and impartial trial and the board knows of no reason, fact or circumstance that has been offered or disclosed before or subsequent to the trial, why it should Interfere with the verdict and Judgment of the courts." Mrs. Judd was convicted February 8, 1932, having failed to testify after entering a plea of insanity. After her conviction for the murder of Mrs. Leroi—she was never tried for the slaying of Miss Hedvlg Samuelson, Mrs. Leroi's roommate —Mrs. Judd said she had killed in self defense. She sought to implicate Jack Halloran. wealthy Phoenix sportsman, in the disposition of the bodies which were dismembered and sent to Los Angeles in trunks. Halloran was cleared of all connection with the case. "I think the board has made an awful mistake." attorneys for Mrs. Judd quoted the condemned woman as saying when she was Informed of the decision in her cell at Florence. The Rev. H. J, McKlnnell, Mrs. Judd's 73-year-old retired minister- father, accepted the news calmly, "If it is God's will," he said, "it is for the best,' The governor, to prevent a hanging on Good Friday, granted Mrs, Judd an additional week of life. Tlin last previously set execution date, April 14. also is the ninth anniversary of Mrs. Judd's marriage to her physician husband, Dr. W, C. Judd. "The execution date has been changed three times since Superior Judge Howard C. Speakman sentenced her February 24. 1932, TEMPERANCE LECTURER HERE. Miss Anbra Williams to Talk to Young People Sunday. Miss Aubra Dair Williams, a W. C. T. U. lecturer, will speak at the Presbyterian church at 6:30 p. m., Mrs. Harlan Taylor announced foi: the Allen county chapter of the society today. During the* regular church service time that evening she will- speak at the Baptist Temple and on Monday she will address Junior college and senior high school students. Relief BUI to Pass Honse. Wa.«hington, March ; 31. (AP)— Confidently predicting Its passage by the house. Speaker Ralney said today the 500 million dollar senate relief bill will be referred to the ways and means committee Monday for consideration. Liqioor Bill Signed. Washington, March 31. (AP)— President Roosevelt today signed the Copeland-Celler medlchial liquor bin removing restrictions on tlie {^nount do(Hnx8 ma^ presqibe. The annual district meeting of the Masonic lodges in this area-was held at Moran yesterday with delegates from.lola, LaHarpe, Savonburg, Elsmore, Humboldt and Moran in attendance. The meeting, at which the inspection was the chief feature of the afternoon program, began at 1 p, m. 'Dinner, which members of the district organizations said was "excellent," was served by Moran ladles of the O. E. S„ In the evening. The meeting was adjourned at about 9 p. m. Among those in attendance were: Ibla—Sam Malcolm. J.' B. Kirk, Joe McKinley, Victor Kh-k, Leo Gish, Harold F. Smith, Ralph Elarton, Andrew WllsoUi Leo Renner, Don Burtnett, Stanley Kirk, L, ,L. Burt, Ray Hale, Tom WaUgh, Charles Kletzman, J. C. Llttrell, E. W. Haglund, J. C. Nix, and Roy D. Finley. i LaHarpe—E. B. Hutchinson, Otto W. Barker, Herman R. Stanzel, A. E. Nicholas. Savonburg—Finley Myers, Ernest Perkins, W. H. Hobson, E. D. Michael, J. T. DeulU, Geo. A. Olson, Merris E, Howard, C, J. Johnson, Clyde H. Miller and H. C. Burgon. Humboldt—J. E. Barker, William J. Dauster, Walker J. Casper, William B. Chappell, Benjamin S. Barfoot, Ernest H. Bowlby, O. P. Lamb, Donald E, Markley, and J. T. Rails- bach. Elsmore—A. F. Ohlfest, George H. Holcomb, Fred Goyette. Moran—C. E. Brouillard, W. A. Wilson, J. E. Manbeck, B. Ci Probasco, Fred Paul, W. E. North, Paul BowTnan, F. H. McCoy, Fred L. Smith, H. V. Adams, J. J. Bowman, L. H. Burrell, Ben Bacon, Roy W. Cox, John J. Paul, Harrison W. Pierce, Dr. R. R. Nevitt, Rees Burland, Ralph Marthi, E. E. Stltzel, Claude Myers, C. A. Dickinson; Albert Brown, R. J. Conderman, Earl Hesseltine, Will Myera, C. L. Kelster, J. C. Baysinger, Ray Myers, and J, G. Hubbard. Otto R. Souders, Wichita, grand .senior warden; Elmer F, Strain, Topeka, grand secretary, and Charles A, Wells, grand lecturer of Lecompton, were also present, "MIT" WILHITE A SUICIDE. Emporia Good Roads On Golf Course. Booster Dies Emporia, March 31. (AP)-O. M. "MIt" Wllhite. 66, good roads booster, hotel owner, and former athletic coach, shot and killed niniself today on the Emporia Country club golf course. The body was found by his daughter Mrs. WllliLarkln, who went to call her father for luncheon. Wll­ hite, who had been ill. had made a habit of daily walks at the Country club. .1 He owned the Mit-Way hotel here and was a former president of the Santa. Fe Trail association = and of the U. S. Highway 50 asso(|jiation. Neodesha, Kas., March 31. (AP) — A tri-motored airplane dropped from the sky to a sodden Kansas meadow today, killing six members of a party of championship Canadian basketball players and bringing critical injury to the remaining eight of 14 passengers. The dead included A. H. Hakes, pilot; H. G. Eggens, copilot, both of Minneapolis; Mike Shea, a member of the Canadian Toilers, from Winnipeg; E. H. Bonynge, business representative of the team; Joe Dodds, player, and Jack H. O'Brien, Minneapolis, owner of the plane. The party had left Tulsa at 7 a, nt, where eight members of the Winnipeg team, their managers, and an ofBcial representative of Winnipeg's mayor had gone to play the first two of a five-game international series. The Journey was being made in a privately charted plane. Both games were lost to the Tulsa Diamond Oilers, United States A. A. V. champions and the series was to have been resumed later in Winnipeg. Other persons on the plane: Colonel A. C. Sampson, personal representative of the mayor of Winnipeg, believed, djong. J George Wilson, manager of the team, believed ^^g. Lauder Phillip, player, cut. Al SUverthorn, player, broken arms and legs. Bruce Dodds, player, Interiial Injuries and broken bones. Hugh Penwarden, player, critlcaL Ian Wooley, badly injured. Andy Brown, Injuries undetermined. Motor Trouble a Cause. Washington, Mar. 31. (AP)-r President Roosevelt today made hi,"! forest conservation-employment program law signing the bUl, whUe his aides rushed to make ready for enlisting thousands from the cities' Job^ less for the work. He directed tiie department of labor to supervise enrblhnent o(? the idle, making plain that he had in mind selection of men who went to the metropolitan centers during boom daj-s now to carry out the task of putting the many watersheds of the nation again in condition to pro-, duce timber and guard against floods. This first point of his emergency relief prc^ram was authi orized late yesterday by coni gress At the request of some of those who sponsored the leg,- islatlon, he deferred signing of the bill untU today. It is the hope of Mr. Roosevelt to get some men to work \\'ithln two weeks. By mldsumr mor, he beUeves, over 200,000 men can be wielding axes and pushing spades in the forests.; The president vMll go ahead with the plan he had in mind to give the "ci\illan conservation corps" a pay of $30 a month •with food and subsistance. All accounts Indicated that motor trouble caused the crash, either directly or indirectly. The big plane ch-cled a tank farm of the Sinclair Oil company, about five miles north of Neodesha, wabbled and then fell. The engines separated from the plane, and the twisted mass of metal came to rest with the nose pointed downward. The wreckage did not catch fire and the occupants crawled or were carried from the debris. M. A. Norlln, Independence, Kas., and F. E. Harvey, Neodesha, telephone linemen, and Harry Wilson and Robert Maxwell, both of Tulsa, witnessed the crash. They propped up the right wing of the ship and hurriedly began extracting the victims from the cabin. Telephone calls started a procession of ambulances and private motor cars hurrying toward the scene TULSA SHOCKED BY AIR TRAGEDY Diamond Oilers Grieved Sequel to Basketball NVisit to Oklahoma Tulsa, Okla., Mar. 31. (AP)—"Tulsa was shocked today by the tragic sequel to its basketball "world series. Profoundly affected by news of the crasjf of the Winnipeg Toilers' plane in southern _ Kansas, <3oach W. J. (Uttle BUI) Miller, and the members of the Tulsa Oiler | team which defeated the Canadians' in the first two games of an International tournament for the mjlthlca'. world's championship, expressed deep concern. A. H, Hakes, reported killed In the crash, was piloting the plane when it left here at 7:30 a. m. this morning. Five officials and others associated in the Mid-Continent Petroleum corporation, sponsors of the "itilsa basketball team, left immediately for Neodesha to offer any assistance possible. AliTX)rt officials said the ship left here apparently In excellent condition. It made numerous pleasure hop.^ over the city yesterday, and fliers said the ship had no difficulty . whatever in making the trip Tue.iday from Miimeapolls. A. A. Schabinger of Omaha, athletic director of Crelghton umvers- Ity and Missouri' Valley A. A. U. commissioner, who boarded the ship there and accompanied the players to Tulsa Tuesday, returned by train last night.. Several of the players were reported airsick when they arrived here. This left them slightly affected Wednesday, the first night of Play, and they were not in the best physical condition when they were met and defeated by the heavier Tulsa players. Apptpximately 5,000 fans watched and cheered the two teams in the two games. Accustomed to cooler weather, the Canadians were tedly handicapped in the series here;and wilted visibly under a 70-degree temperature.' . When first news of the disaster was sent out over Associated Press wires, newspaper offices here jwere flooded with calls from interested persons who hastened to express sj'mpathy. ' HITLER'S MEN DETERMINED TO START BOYCOTT Every Means Being Used To Incite Germans Against Jews EXPELLED FROM BAR Jewish Judges and Attorneys Ousted from Berlin Law Courts "Madame Minister" May Be New Title Washington, Mar. 31. (AP)*—An officialdom with a month's e^wri- ence in saying "Madame Secretary" now appears likely to have to learn another new feminine title, ;"Madame Minister." over muddy roads from Neodesha. i RS';|?ran'^n'* fn^^^^ AB aann nii thav i,« *"7an Owen, former An active civic worker. Wllhite founded the ESnporia band knd was manager for many years. I Before athletics were organized he coached teams at Emporia high school, the CbUege of Emporia and the old Emporia Normal, now the Emporia State Teachers college; In recent years he had been retired from active business. In 1818 he made an unsuccessful attempt to end his life, but recovered and resumed his active leadership. He is survived by a widow and two daughters, Mrs. Frank Lostutter and Mrs. Larkln. Pershing in Oklahoma. Rirt Sill, Okla.. Mar. 31. (AP)— Motoring to his home In Lincoln, Neb., General John J. Pershing ^id an hour's visit here today. As soon as they could be loaded into cars the Injured were brought to a hospital here. Local physicians were unable immediately to care for the bruised and.battered survivors and cmergenQr calls were made for physicians from nearby towns. Pilot Warns Passenger. SUverthorn said the pilot shouted a warning before the crash. "I'm having trouble with the motor. I'm going to have to land. Everybody watch out," he quoted the pilot as saying. Phillips, another occupant of the plane, attributed the disaster to an attempt of the pilot to make a sharp landing on a small field because of motor trouble. He said the motor In the left wing died, and the pilot announced his intention of landing, explaining he believed he could continue but thought it best to set the ship down. , ' Phillips related at the hospital that the pUot sideslipped the big craft to clear the nearby tank farm, then It dived sharply forward. .Wilson; who observed the crash, said the ship banked as It went into a sharp dive, the left wing touching the ground 50 feet from the place where it finally piled up. Mnrder Charges Filed. Kansas City, Mar. (31. (AP)— Chains of first degree murder were filed today against three youths accused of fatally beating Frederick B. qneagle, l^Iarch 12^ aft his home when be lemonstrated because an automobile 'was being driven onto his . representative from Florida, about]whose close-coiffcd silver head many appointment rumors liave been 'flying. Her visits to state departmotit officials, recently said to be j ; concerned with an assistant secretary­ ship, are now definitely knojwn to have had as their focal point the diplomatic post for which slie was first • mentioned—minister to! Denmark. The appointment which seems imminent would make her ; first American woman diplohiat to a foreign nation. Washington now calls Miss Frances Perkins, secretary of labor, "Madame Secretary." The first-published portents that Mts. Owens's selection was ' contemplated by President Roosevelt aroused much favorable comment in the Danish press. Many editorials were written acclaiming the idea, and describing the welcome that would aw4lt in Denmark for the official return of Mrs. CJwen who was called "vmoffl- clal ambassador" when she visited there in 1931. The foreign diplomatic arvice would add anotlier colorful chapter to her career. Daughter of," William Jeimlngs Bryan, the fanfare of political conventions and presidential campaigns VKK wax^ and woof of her girlhood. She sijudied music in Germany, traveled: \yidely with her mother, and in Egypt met the British soldier who lat^ became her husband. . IF YOTT MISS THE RBaWTBB ^erUn, March 31. (AP)—Nad storm troopers today cleared Berlin law courts of Jewish Judges and attorneys. Among those ousted was Chief Justice sAut Soelling. Reports from the United States that Chancellor Hitler's Nazi party might be persuaded at the last minute to, refrain from launching its drastic economic war on Jevrry tomorrow seemed only to add fuel to the fire today. A new proclamation defined tho action as the beginning of a war on the entire Jewish race of the world. A party declaration said It will be fought "until every victory is ours." • The Jews, their backs to the 'wall as their last appeals for mercy fell on deaf eara, have visualized their financial ruin and ultimate isolation from German cities and towns. Such elaborate plans were being made for the beginning at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning,, of the natlonr wide boycott on all businesses and professions conducted by Jews, and evCn Christian Jews, that there was no apparent loophole left for retreat. Fuel to the Fire. But there was no tendency in that direction as propaganda was poured through every available • chaimei to Stir up national feeling against what the Nazis called the international conspiracy of Jevrry. (Chancellor Hitler's old battle cry that "Jews and the stock exchanges Started the world war" was revived in'today's proclamation, Issued by the central boycott committee. "Judah is stabbing Germany in the back with the sami; methods it employed to perpetuate the criminal world war. Again Judah is at work caiumlnating the German people as Huns and barbarlaas," .said the proclamation. Reports from the United States th&t the boycott would be called off were cited in the press. The newspaper Angrlff, edited by Joseph G<Sebbels, the new minister of propaganda in the-Hitler cabinet, seemed particularly irritated by these reports. In some sections of the American press, Germany's counter measures are being answered by a renewed demind for a boycott of German goods," it said. Tomorrow's boycott was planned to puni-sh German Jews for the alleged spread of "atrocity stories" abroad. An "International" Plot. The Nazis profess to see an international Jewish plot at work, such as they have always blamed for the Uls that befell Germany, as a result of the world war. Several hundred thousand brown- shlrted Nazis are to begin the picketing of Jewish establishments throughout the country and already have been delegated to their posts. In many towns boycotts already were active but the Nazi troops were ordered to halt them and in some places they were able to do so, though it was necessary to close the victimized stores. 'The Jews themselves will be obliged to Identify tlieir stores for the lx>ycott campaign by hanging , out yellow-lettered black placards. Outdoor demonstrations and public display of posters today announced instructions and slogans for the boy'cotters. : Boycott committees also have Staffs of persons to photograph anyone patronizing boycotted stores and these will be published in newspapers and shown on motion picture screens to shame them. ; Plans have also seen announced to restrict Jewish attendance in schools Of all grades and last night tho Prussian Nazi party propo.sed that the Jewish enrollment be cut to 1 per cent. • An order was Issued by the Nazi headquarters to refruln from interfering with the of the Woolworth chain store.s. A Nazi economic theory is hn.stlln to chain stores of all klnd.s, holding tiiat such large organizations ruin .small dealers, i One report laid the latest outbreak against the WooUvorth storM to an erroneous belief that the original Woolworth was a Jew. (American Investors have 27 million dollars invested In variou.s clialn stores and Jei^-lsh - o w n e d department stores in Germany.) • Prompt action by the American cohsulate has resulted in the explosion of one Nazi storm trooper from the party and a sharp reprimand to two others.' ' The action arose from another assault on Julian Fuhs, of New York, who was beaten March 12' by men in Nazi uniforms who demanded money. A storm troop leader Interferred at that time and gave an dlarm to the police. ,• Uniformed Nazis and civilly entered Fuhs' night club early; Wednesday morning. When Fuhs asked to see their membership cards one of the civilians assaulted him while one of the uniformed Nazis threatened him with a pistol and fired shots into the ceiling. The civilian indicated he had a private grudge against the night club owner. Police took the assailant to a police station. The same day George E.: Messersmlth, United States ^qn- (CwtlQqed on jpage 6, Col, 91

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