The Montgomery Advertiser from Montgomery, Alabama on January 1, 1931 · 1
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She ' The Weather ALABAMA: Fair te4ay aai . Local Cotton Strict Good Middling .... 1.33 Middling I.M Strict Lew Middling Friday, msrtil North portion tonight. VOLUME CIII-NO. 1 Measure Drawn .To Hurry Probe Of State Affairs Early Enactment Assured By Strong Sentiment In : Legislature For Inquiry Will iW Miller Pilots Of Bill Hoping To : Have It' Ready To Sign By Inauguration Day ' By ATTICUS MfLLIN That one of the first bills to be enacted by the incoming Legislature which win convene Jn Montgomery oa Jan. 13 will be the creation of a fact-finding commission Is regarded by legislators and political observers as a foregone con-, elusion. ' " Such a bill will be Introduced on the first day of the Legislative session. Ind view of the fact that there seems to be unanimity of opinion among legislators' as to the necessity of such a bill, the prediction b being freely made that It will be placed on the desk of Gov. B. M. Miller on ths day he is Inaugurated Governor, or at the latest, the second iay of his four-year tenure of office. . That such a bill has already been drawn was brought to the writer's attention some time ago. And every legis- ' later who has been In Montgomery' in the last two weeks has expressed himself as being heartily In favor of its passage With no legislative delcy. ' , Kot . A 'Smelling Inquiry The form of the bill has not been made known. Just' what provisions it will contain as to the method to be pursued by the fact-finding commission, who will compose the commission and the powers of the commission, are not pub- . licly known. However, enough Is known to make It certain for The Advertiser to cay that it will be in no sense a "smell- ing" commission bent oh punishing previous administrations or throwing . a ; cloud over previous administrations. ... The' purpose of the bill, is known to be a full and thorough study of the entire State government, its every institution and board and commission with an Idea of determining Just where the State stands financially, how the various activities of the State are being' made to function and what, if any, co-ordinations, abolitions and consolidations can be effected to the end that the tax pay- . er's dollar will buy the taxpayer dollar's worth of service, - : Thosa who have studied the: Methods I that have been pursued in other sWtes in doing away with archaic systems f J1 - tmmerit and making Cie.fctaXfe jntlftlon: s a business institution and along the lines that business institution function, believe that it will take such a fact finding commission as is proposed at least six months to make a report to the Legislature as to the savings that can be accomplished by a proper coor- .' dination of the State's activities. It took ' that long in Virginia. Virginia, according to students of government, now has the most efficient State government in the Nation. ' ' 'State Audit Planned ' The fpet finding commission is not the only proposal that will receive early consideration by the Legislature, according to many legislators wlp have been in Montgomery during the' past two weeks. A bill will be passed quickly providing ': for an audit of the financial affairs of the State of Alabama to determine as speedily as possible the amount of money the State owes, exclusive of bond issues. This audit will also determine the exact, income of the State under the present revenue bill and from what sources the money is coming in. It is learned from legislators who are Interested that the audit will be made by independent accountants and net by those who have been in the service of the State.' It is not expected that this audit will take a great deal of time or cost any great amount, ofrhoney. Both ' the dovemor and the Legislature will - have to know definitely the financial . condition of the State before Intelligible legislation affecting appropriations or levenues ean even be considered. Extremes Absent In Weather Here The Winter of 1930-31 thus far has been the coldest and the mildest Montgomery has experienced in years. AU this despite the fact that on rare occasions has the mercury dropped to the freezing point or below and the lowest thus far in Montgomery was ?8;6 degrees. . The difference is in the "extremes" as Weatherman P. H. Smyth pointed out. It has been ten years since Montgomery has passed through a Winter to a corresponding date that the mercuiy hasn't slipped below 28.8 degrees and on several occasions it has dropped to below 20 in November. But these extreme cold spells were followed by weather that was much warmer than we have enjoyed this Winter. And that'i why the present winter's average is considerably under normal. Rain is on the schedule for today. "". Weatherman Smyth last night declined to make any forecast for 1931 but was hopeful that his hundreds of friends throughout the state would weather any storms that might appear. Business Revival Seen ' By Economic Students WASHTNOTON, Dec. 31. (m Officials and business men students of world economics expressed belief tonight that the d awing New Year would see a repid recovery from depressing conditions which marked ths year Just ending. They asserted tho economlo structure Of the United States is stronger today than in the past and that in many Instances it has been helped greatly by tho weeding out of weakened structures and making adjustments necessitated by slowing business and falling prices. "While it to Impossible to forecast at What time unmlstakeable- evidences of improvement In business will occur," said Secretary Lamont, "It Is clear that we have reached a point where cessation of future declines and beginning of recovery msy reasonably be expected." Full I Mibt 8rlc of Tb Auoria'r tTca World's Rulers Wish America Best Of Luck By The Associated Press Rulers and political leaders of countries throughout the world Joined in expressions of friendship and cordial New Year's greetings to the American people in statements given to the Associated Press on New Year's Eve. They were as follows: : King Carol, of Romania: "Please convey my affectionate regard to the Americaa people, for whom I wish good hearth, happiness and prosperity in 1931. 1 admire their cleanly sentiments and their sprig ht character. "Also please Impart my thanks to the thousands of Americans who have expressed to me in Writing their affection and attachment, on bearing through sound films my recent address to the American people. 1 "Let me give expression to the , hope that existing friendly relations between the two countries might develop further and lead to close collaboration in the field of human enterprise. .... "I am certain that the many Americans cf Rumania origin, will, as ' hitherto, prove- themselves glad instruments for perfecting this cementing of close friendship between the United States and Rumania.'' ' Prime Minister. MacDonald of Great Britain: "I extend my hearty best wishes for the New Year to all my friends in the United States." President Cosgrave of the ' Irish Free State: - . ' "Oa the threshold of 1931, Ireland -. sends her cordial greetings to the . people of America and wishes for them every happiness. O "The coming of the New Year " brings revived courage and renewed ' -hope. May it usher in a period of , economic stability and progress for all peoples." ' Viscount Graigavon, prime minister of Northern Ireland: "To all citizens of the United States of America and especially those of Ulster birth or kinship, I send greetings and cordial good wishes for the New Year from the old folk at home, among whom peace and good will universally prevail. "May Old Glory and the Union Jack forever fly over the homes of millions of people -enjoying' the great blessings of freedom and happiness." - President Zaimls ef Greece: "Through the medium of the As sociated Press on the occasion of the ! 'New Year I send to the American people, who have always shown In a , practical manner their noble sentiments of -sympathy and solidarity with our nation, my warmest prayers ' for their prosperity," ' , - - ' President Mustapha Kemal of Tur in the ecHislai of the' Ne i.esiv '1 salute the noble American nation, to which I am liappy to express ail my regards. . - , . . - "On this same occasion I send my sln-cerest wishes tor the ' happiness of all humanity and peace among the nations." King Zog, of Albania: "My heartiest New Year wishes to the American people for their happiness and prosperity." . , President Miklas of Austria: "I most heartily wish the American people a happy and prosperous New Year and avail myself of this opportunity to express the following sentiment: "America, in common with almost all countries, has had to suffer in the pres- ! ent economic crisis, but your leaders have not lost tneir courage ana are expecting with admirable confidence .the return of general prosperity. "This is a great consolation to weaker nations. It extends to Europe the hope that America in this phase of her history will not stand aloof but proffer Europe the help it stands in need of." Prime Minister Eckman of Sweden: "First among my wishes Is the (Turn to Page 2, CoL 5) Sometimes A Pocket As A Cash Register Has Its Advantages Wisdom was considered the better part of valor last night when Athana-Bias Vergos, 138 South Holt Street, dashed from his store carrying the day's receipts in his pocket and leaving two negro robbers in possession of the store but no money. The robbers left without molesting any merchandise, Vergos told Motorscouts Chesser and Thorn, who investigated. Vergos told the officers that two negroes entered his store about 9 p.m. One drew a sawed off shotgun -from under his coat, ordering Vergos to put his hands up. Vergos, who has no cash register and carries the money of the store in his pocket. Instead of raising his hands dashed out of the door crying "robber I" The negroes immediately fled, he told police. Later Marshal Davis and Charlie Trimble, negroes, were arrested by Officers Chesser and Thorn, and held as suspects. Drink-Maddened Ex-Convict Now Sought In Brutal Murder Of Girls BLACKWELL, ' OKLA., Dec. 81. -W Reports of a drink-maddened ex-con vict, careening up and down a highway beside which were found the bullet-pierced bodies of two sisters. Were related today by officers seeking Earl Qulnn for the murders. County Attorney Bruce Potter disclosed a chain of evidence by whhh he hopes to lay the slaying of Jessie and Zexla Orirflth, school teachers, to Qulnn. now sought in several Middle Western Cities. He said Qulnn, armed with pistol and gas-filled "gun." set rut along the highway in a motnr car. to "hijack a bootlegger" lata Saturday night, a few hours before the teachers, returning to their schools from a Chrt'tmas vacation here, were shot to death nr-ar Tonkawa, Okla. The former Missouri convict, erased wtth drink, halted everal motorists in ( his search for the bootlegger, according to the county attorney, who believes Qulnn fired a shot at the girls' motor car, wounding Zexla. 36: forced them to enter his car; attacked tho younger sis-1 M0NTGOMEKY, Joy Of Life, Joy Of Work Blend In America-Einstein Little German Professor To Turn Today From Science To Football By WAITER B. CLAUSEN ' - Associated Press Staff Writer SAN DIEGO, CALIF, Dec. 31 Albert Einstein came, saw and gave his solution to the problem of the American human equation. "I feel that you are Justified in look-1 ing into the future jrtth true assurance , because you have a mode of living in which we find harmoniously combined the Joy of life and the Joy of work."; That was the message he broadcast in response to his welcome to California today. He drew an arc of his contacts New York and San Diego. He measured his impression of the American people. . . . - i The great mathematical mind then further classified the American spirit, with this greeting: . r "The spirit of ambition which per-' vades your very being seems to make the day's work like the nappy child at play." The little German professor was thrilled to vibrant emotion over the welcome extended by school children. Then he expressed his analysis a pronouncement of faith in the youth of today. , " "Youth is always the same, endlessly, the same," he said, brushing aside all 'frequently heard contentions that modern youth was more reckless or had more liberties than in other days. , After a few hours in San Diego he left by motor for Pasadena, where ht will meet the largest family of advanced scientists to be found anywhere working upon bis general principle of relativity. ...-;:'(. His greatest interest, he said, was In the progress of work there with respect to the influence of the earth's rotation on the propagation of light. Solutions to this" problem are predicted Jointly from the results achieved by Dr. AI- L. &N. Directs Blow At Trucks Asks Authority To Scale Fertilizer Freight Rate And Tie In With Barges The reduced experimental cotton rates put Into effect by virtually all of ths principal railroads in Alabama during the past season having proven effective in meeting truck competition, the first signal i ,hat may - prove to-bs a MteTd fight lai the fertiliser haul ing business was revealed yesterday. The bid for the fertilizer business was made by the Louisville hd Nashville Railroad through a tie-up with the Tennessee River Navigation Company to divert fertilizer shipments in certain Tennessee River territory, from truck operators. ' The Louisville and Nashville, In a petition filed with the Public Service Commission asked authority to put into effect reduced rates on fertilizer from Montgomery and all other fertiliser manufacturing points on the Louisville and Nashville north to and Including Cullman, to apply to landings on the Tennessee River between Bridgeport and Decatur. The reduction proposed is about 10 per cent under the present charges. - . . The application pointed out that the fertilizer traffic to the Tennessee River landings between Bridgeport and Decatur is now moving over rail lines to Scottsboro, an inland point on the Southern Railroad and thence by truck to destination. The new rates proposed are to apply on the Louisville and Nashville to Decatur and thence by boat of the Tennessee River Navigation Company's line to destination. It is known that contract motor carriers, who, under the law are not answerable to the Public Service Commission nor regulated by the commission cut heavily into the railroad's revenue in the transportation of fertilizer last Winter and Spring. Whether other railroads will follow the Louisville and Nashville in making similar bids for the traffic remains to be teen. The Commission has not acted upon the Louisville and Nashville's petition, and whether the present litigation involving fertilizer rates in Alabama that is now before the United States Supreme Court, will have to be considered by the Commission before passing upon the application,- was not ascertained yesterday. The Alabama fertilizer rate case before the United States Supreme Court represents an appeal by the - Alabama Commission from a decision of the Interstate Commerce Commission which ordered a general increase in Alabama Intrastate rates on fertilizer. The Interstate Commerce Commission held that the present fertilizer intrastate rates In Alabama were unduly discriminatory against Intrastate rates in other states and ordered the Alabama rates raised to remove the alleged dlscrimlna-tioa . . ter, Jsie, 24. M then killed both and toaxea tneu- oodles alongside the road. Potter said Qulnn possessed a pistol similar to that with which the sisters were slain. A button found in the girls' bloodstained coupe matches a vest left In Qumn's room at Tonkawa, Potter said Sunday morning Quinn and his wife", the Utter now h-ld, drove to Wichita, Kan, quarrelled and separated. Potter believes Qulnn went to Kansas City, his former home. - A fiendish whim following a chance highway encounter led to the sla vines. Potter believes. He minimized th Importance of reports from Norman,. Okla, where the younger Miss Orlffltb was supervisor of music In the public vhooU, tht she had been fearful for weeks because a man had "shadowed" her. Police, however, continue ia. pendent probe of the reported "shadow Ing," arresting James Sartor at Norman a result of a tel -phone number and picture found amotie w. k-i-i. The slrls friendi n.M . mh. Sartor as the purported "shadower." ALA, THDBSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1, bert A. Mlchelson, with his mile long vacuum tube near Santa Ana for measurement of light speed and the vast explorations into Interstellar space conducted at Mount Wilson. In the latter field the work of Dr. Walter S. Adams and Edwin P. Hubble famous Carnegie Institution of Washington Astronomers, have been making phenomenal strides. Tomorrow Dr. and Mrs. Einstein will ALBERT EINSTEIN . witness the floral pageant of Pasadena, the annual Tournament of Roses. Friday he will resume his studies and pursue them relentlessly. His stay in the West will last she weeks. Einstein's Creation Theory Disputed By Harvard Find By HOWARD W. BLAKESLEE ' ; Associated Press Science Editor. CLEVELAND, OHIO, Dec. 31 OP) The foundation of Dr. Albert Einstein s f cosmology, or theory of creation is disputed by a Harvard discovery reported to the American Association for the dicemenfc.of. jce todtjr."" 1. An- apparentiy eniuta connection Be tween ser and the igralner tendency of a man lost In the woods to walk In circles was reported from the University of Kansas, Einstein's relativity theory is not involved by the Harvard findings, hta cosmology being an entirely separate' work which never has been accepted as widely as relativity. , -f Harvard astronomers, mapping things seen deep m outer space, have discovered that contrary to an assumption made by Einstein as a basis ; of his cosmology, matter in space is hot uniformly distributed. f - With uniform 'distribution, the Einstein-cosmology conceives of space as completely filled with matter, 'so that no more substance can be packed in. His universe is static. That Is it does not change much. His cosmology has been interpreted by some scientists as meaning possibly that space may not be infinite but is somehow limited. Dr. Harlow Shapley, director of Harvard Observatory, reported the new star mapping in an address as retiring vice-president of the section on astronomy He said that it is possible to interpret the Harvard findings differently, but that he takes them as showing space to be no more uniformly populated with stars than -the United States is with human beings. The stars are clumped into groups scattered about like American ' cities, with some great open spaces like the emptiness of the Rockies. The Harvard star maps cover one-tenth of the whole sky, Dr. Shapley said and contain 18,000 new galaxies. A galaxy is an island universe of stars, comparable to the great system called the milky way to which the sun belongs. . The newly mapped galaxies range from a few to many millions of light years distant from earth. It ,may be argued. Dr. Shapley remarked, that when still greater telescopes - see fartb-(Turn To Page 2, Col. 2) i Welch Coal Strike Involves 150,000 CARDIFF. WALES, Dec. 81. WV-A general strike In the great South Wates coal mine area. Involving approximately 130,000 workers, was ordered -tonight by officials of the Miners Federation, effective at midnight. The decision cf the miners' Waders came after pn evening spent in hurried conferences as representatives of the Ministry of Mines made last-minute dashes be i ween the headquarters of the miners and owners. Neither side would agree to the demands of the other and the miners were ordered not to return to work tomorrow. Directly Ufcct1 arc the 150.000 miners who work in the area with their families, while a spread of the situation to other British coal fields Is possible. Even as the South Wales meetings were being held mine leaders In the Bristol area were debating stopping work tomorrow. The order to strike hinges over a reduction in working hours which the owners sought to accompany with corresponding reductions In pay, but the miners held out for the same wages, i For several weeks the mining controversy has been uppermost In the deliberations of British Industrial life. Since Dec. ' many of the miners have i been working una?r protest at an agree ment with the owneTs, but this agreement expire tonight. Despite their order to the miner, unionist leaders H a late h: ur ccmtlnuai to deliberate, and rather slim Inpes f held out that proposals for new negotla. tlons might be offered ths owners within the next few days, l I I. , I - Legislatures Of 43 States Meet In Next MontH Prohibition, Taxation And Unemployment Among Items To Be Discussed 20,00QLaws Up Repeal Of Dry Legislation Is Sought In Gtlifornia, New Jersey, Wyoming By DALE HARRISON (Copyright, 1930. By The Associated Press) NEW YORK, Dec. 31. J?h-The making of law becomes next month in 43 State Capitols a matter cf serious concern, -i By Summer statute writing is a tedious affair these 43 Legislatures Joined in April by a 44th, Florida will have adjourned; and an estimated 20,000 new measures will have been acted upoik Only four states Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi will have no legislative sessions next year. Monty and morals are the general headings under which major statutes will be written. Of these, money taxa tion, appropriation, debt retirement and public works dominates. Specifically, the program groups itself into live classifications: Taxation. Prohibition. Penal Reform. Unemployment relief, j. Governmental Reform. , Taxation is a vital business In every legislative hall, but 20 States in particular are looking next month to their lawmakers to do concrete things concerning It. -it.r. . Fourteen states will consider prohibi tion in one or more of its vexing phases. (Turn To Page 6) Tie-Up Will Put I IOnAir naugura WAPI And WSFA Agree On Joint Broadcast Of Ceremonies On Jan. 1 9 Plans have been completed for WAPI. Birnunahsra and WS9A. Memstmuir& An lins id cast tile inauguration at uov.-eleei B. M. Miller On Monday, Jan. 19. The broadcast is expected to start shortly after 11 a. m. and continue until the inaugural in front of the state capital is completed. Announcement to this effect was made yesterday afternoon by Beth P. Starrs, commissioner of agriculture and industries, who offered the' facilities of the broadcasting division of the department In presenting the Miller inaugural to the public of Alabama. He made the announcement after he had talked with P. O. Davis, general manager, and Walter Campbell, manager of WAPL and Gordan Persons, president of the Montgomery Broadcasting Company, who expressed themselves as gratified over being able to arrange for the broadcast. , Judge M. S. Carmlchael, -Montgomery, reported yesterday . afternoon that Gov.-elect Miller had approved the broadcast, andi was pleased over the fact that the radio stations had made arrangements for telling those who will not be in Montgomery thpt day about the event. ' There will be but little additional cost because of the broadcast as the Department of Agriculture at present has an arrangement with both stations which will take care of the leased wires necessary for the broadcast. Stations are giving their time and will furnish necessary operators. This will be the first time that the inauguration- of an Alabama governor has been broadcast. New York Broker Dies In Fall From Building NEW YORK. Dee. 31. VP) Let Adam Gimbel, 35, a member of the brokerage firm of Sartorious and Smith, was killed late today by a fall from a 16-story window of the Yale Club. Gimbel, whose home was In Park Avenue, was a Yale alumnus, and had quarters also at the club. His plunge from the window was broken by the roof of a seven-story extension at the rear. The tragedy went unnoticed in the busy streets below. The wealthy young clubman, bom in Milwaukee, was the son of Louis S. Gimbel and Julia Mastbaum Gimbel. His marriage to Miss Ruth Prince, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Prince, of New Rochelle, N. Y., was a brilliant event in the society season of 1924. Three Killed And One Dying In New Orleans' Latest Bank Holdup NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 31. W) A toll of three lives was paid today in a bloody climax of bank banditry that has terrorized New Orleans during the last year. It remained for the last day of the year to produce the most vicious and callous of the score of bank attacks by bandits In 1930 that has cost a half dozen lives and the loss of heavy sums New Orleans was shaken out of lti New Year's festive mood by three white hooded bandits wearing long linen dusters walking into the Third District Branch of the Whitney Trust and Savings Bank, and announcing their entry by a blast from a slug laden shotgun. The first shot brought down dead In his tracks Pierre N. Rlzan, bank guard, who reached for his pistol at their approach. Ths bandits then kept up a steady flrt from shotgun and pistols until one of them had scooped up $3,100 from the paying teller's cage and had escaped In an automobile manned by a fourth I hug. Gilbert Dletrich.'son of- a lumberman, was found dying cn the floor In front of a receiving teller's window where he stood to make a dTilt. He died later hi a hospital from slug wounds In the body. ,Altrt w, Brownson, caahicr-Uller, had W- J931 12 Stages Last Escape ( ' OTTO WOOD Otto Wood Dies 'With Boots On Carolina's Famed Outlaw Slain In Gun Fight With Two Salisbury Officers SALISBURY, N. C, Dec,' SlP) The law he had so often mocked today wrote a dramatic "finis'' to the turbulent career of Otto Wood, North Carolina man killer, bandit, escape artist extraordinary and outlaw. The crippled fugitive from State Prison elected to shoot It out with two Salisbury of fleers,' when they espied and accosted him near the center of this small city today but Chief of Police R. L. Rankin was surer in his aim and Otto died with his boots on. , Rankin and Policeman J. W. Kesler acting 'upon a tip, located Wood on a street corner a block from the business district. A maimed foot and missing left hand, the results of a railway accident involving him before he abandoned the ilfe of a brakeman for that of a bandit identified him. Wood attempted to break away in the sensational fashion, that characterized some of his four successful escapes from prison. Drawing a big pistol he forced the officers to . re-enter their police automobile, and commanded , them to drive out of town or be killed. Chief Rankin jumped from the car and began shooting. Wood wounded in the leg, returned the fire but missed. Kesler shot twice also missed, and Wood fired again. Rankin's next shot entered Wood's mouth, and tore away the side of his head. He lived but a few moments. Wood's body was identified by prison officials and others as that of the convict who was officially proclaimed an outlaw by the State after making his fourth .escape losttJulg from t;. State's PjHon at Bttlelgti. He entered the jnisijfti in 1921 under a 52 to 30 year sentenri for the murder of a Greensboro pawn broker, ' - . - French Marshal . Continues Battle PARIS, Dec. 31. (P) Lingering on as the old year ebbed away. Marshal Joffre sank into a state of semi-consciousness today, then rallied enough to drink some milk before he fell into a sound sleep. - As night fell his doctors Issued a bulletin announcing that his breathing was regular and his temperature only a little above normal. They said, however, that it might be necessary to issue another bulletin tonight and this was Interpreted as their guarded way of saying that the marshal might not live to see the' dawn. Only three visitors were tadmitted to the sick room in the hospital of St. Jean-de-Dieu and one of these was Jean Fabry, a former aide, who took the General's wasted hand. Marshal Joffre looked up at him and said: "My dear Fabry." That was all. Mme. Joffre remained at the bedside all day and "Papa' Joffre's best friends the common people of Paris waited in crowds outside the hsspltal alternately smiling and shaking their heads as the doctors' bulletins reported rallies and relapses. , Last night the Marshal had a heart attack, but his marvelous vitality withstood It and this evening the doctors said he was propped up in bed to make the heart action easier. 9 Are Shot By Police During Riot At Bombay BOMBAY. Jan. 1. (Thursday.-) m Nine persons were wounded by police gunfire directed into a crowd and 50 others were less seriously injured by the policemen's sticks in attempts to quell disturbances here shortly after midnight. Despite a police ban, the Congress War Council today held meetings throughout the city in celebration of the first anniversary of demands for Indian Independence. The nationalists' drums resounded in the streets calling on sympathizers to Join in the demonstration. A mob closed in on a party of constables, throwing sticks and stones, and 'police fired into the crowd. received a pistol bullet in his body and was taken to a hospital where physicians regarded his wounds as mortal. Immediately after the holdup, the entire police force was thrown on the hunt for the bandits and within an hour detectives had arrested two suspects In a nearby garage. One of them, Owen Douche. Jumped from the police automobile and escaped before they reached ! headquarters. Later the other. Claude Ccfnlus. was shot through the mouth and killed oy Detective Frank Lannes as he attempted to leap out of the police automobile while being taken to the scene of the holdup. Police said suspicion pointed strorgly to the pair, especially to Oouche wbo had a fresh wound over Uie right eye, and a bloody handkerchief. Witnesses said ons ofhe bandits had been shot in the face by a rtchochetlng bullet in the bank and that he left with a bloody hood. Three hundred dollars In cash was fo-ind hidden in an outhouse to the rear of the dwelling around which Oouche fled from the police. Detectlvps and policemen were driving hard tonight to recapture Oouche and to round up underworld companions of the two suspects, " PAGES Price 5 Cent Hosts Pour Into Pasadena For FcKDtbaLClassic Rumor Says Tide's Odds Have Dropped On Eve Of Game At Rose Bowl Teams Are Ready Air Attack Is Expected To Prove Maior Factor In Cougar-Crimson Q22K . C r1' ; f .' ' ' , f-p s.i : By STUART X STEPHENSON -iV" ; Advertiser Sperling Editor ' , PASADENA, CALIF., Dee. 31. Pan dena is football-mad tonight! A It seems, after utrnlUAr n K .t town streets, that a hundred thousand- people have come into this beautiful Southern California city overnight, for everywhere hannera tnrf wn nmM.i . that only one thought la in the "'Mr of i ciusenry just now. A hug bonfire and parade was baUt tonight at a "pep rally" of Washington State supporters, but the follower! t the Crimson Tide have been a r- boisterous in their demonstration af H.r ' faith in the men vhrt mnt Him.nVM.T- ly to a' Southern Conference champlNK miip m tyju. .. . , The advent of the New Tear Tl -mean less to these cheertof C j than in former years, for interest la w Cougar-Crimson game la the Ren Bowl tomorrow is at fever pitch. Everyone s " talking football - - ' Despite reports that fickle fevC- V as mirrored by the betting odds,- lui switched to the Cougars on the eva t ' the game, there still was plenty cf " money to be had tontht at ten to sicht on the Tuscaloosa cohort. - Coach Wade denied rumors thag ti i , 1 squad was finding if difficult to WW 1 -' into top physical -condition. .The ftsiU Crimson mentor reaffirmed that bia ' men axe in splendid ahape, ready for f the hardest game lri thttr, careen. .? "We ..ill do our best, and hope that I Is enough to win, was Coach Wad only statement tonight, but It eaay could be seen that he was ha&rjwMi supremely confident in the SS men htl will lead onto the Tournament of Boaea? field tomorrow to defend the repu tattoo T. l of Southern football against one ef tha ! 1 irreatest defensive mnA nffonafo r ever turned out on the Pacific Coast the Red Devil Cougars of Washington, State. . . . . ' Both team.1 hialrf leeref. nnnHM sions at their respective drill parks fO-day. and it waj rumored that t "x elevens dwelled principally on . k tj- and 114M Jt-iut tl'lTM-n . r ltOTvfoC-r,,Sn Rtkin'-frm 4 rf la few wruihlea torts pascinf offense, aad uie iiaei aouDiien tried its defense gainst aerial attacks. -" It is no secret that both teams will take to the air considerably tomorrow, though Wade is expected to depend great deal cn power plays through the line, apparently content that his main-(Tdrn to Page , CaL ) Power Company's Budget 10 Million BIRMINGHAM, ALA., Dec. 31 (Spe-cial). The Alabama Power Company will expend approximately $10,000,000 in Alabama in its 1931 construction and operation program. Thomas W. Martin, president, announced here today. The extension of transmission and distribution systemsfor the connection of new customers and , communities will absorb the bulk of the $5,000,000 set aside for construction purposes. The remaining $5,000,000 will be expended for operation. Including materials, supplies, wages and taxes. , "Our construction and operating budgets for 1931 have been established as essential to provide adequate and efficient service to our customers," Mr. Martin stated." In addition, we plan to sell Increased amounts of preferred stock, electric equipment, and electric service to the people of Alabama This, we believe is tangible and substantial evidence of our faith fn the soundness of conditions In the State, and of our feeling that 1931 will bring an Improvement in the business situation," continuing, Mr. Martin said: "We will rtlll pursue our policy., which has been followed since tho organization of the company of purchasing Alabama materials and supplies where practicable. By far the greater part of our expenditures in 1931 will therefore be made In Alabama." Salesman Plunges To . Death At Louisville LOUISVILLE. KY . TW SI jpli Fisher, 35, clothing salesman, plunged 15 floors to his death here today only a few hours,- police said, after his resignation naa oeen aemanaea on account of business condition!. . AiithrirlMei ulH that Fisher left a note conveying his property to his mother and other relatives In Russia. , GJIUimOGERS Hills, Calif, Dec 31. ' Editor, The Advertiser: Well, ths old year Is leaving us flat, planty flat. But In reality it's been our most beneficial year, It's took some of the conceit out cf us. We had enjoyed special ble5ings over other nations, and we couldn't see why they shouldn't be permanent We was a mighty cocky nation. Wt originated mass production, and mass produced everybody out of a Job with our boasted labor saving machinery. It saved labcr. the very thing we are now appropriating money to get a Job for. They forgot that machinery don't rat, rent houses, or buy clothes. We had b"gun to believe that Vtii height of civilisation was a good fad, bath tub, radio and automobile. I don't think Hoover, ths Republicans, or even Russia, is responsible for this. Think the Lord Just looked us over, and derided to set us back where we be-kmgtd. , .Yours, WILL

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