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Associated Press Leased Wire N. E. A. features MIAMI DAILY NEWS-RECORD " Miami aii4 Suburban, a ^Nine-Mile Radius Population, 1930 Census, Including Picher, Cardin, Quapaw, Commerce, Century, North Miami, 22,71^ VOL. XXVIII; NO. 213 Published Ever; EvenltiR (Except Saturday) and Sunday Morning by Mlnmi Nisws-Record Publishing Co. (Inc.I MIAMI, OKLA., THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1931 Offir* ot Huhlit-nl ion A Ptrwt and Firsl Avcnu* N *. * # PRICE FIVE WELFARE OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS * * * OP MORE IMPORTANCE THAN POLITICS OR INDIVIDUAL GRIEVANCE Every voter, every citizen of Miami and this school district should be vitally interested in the work of the public schools—the biggest industry in the community. No citizen or voter should allow himself to overlook facts and be influenced either by politics or by the biased judgment of one or more individuals. The public school as an institution, is ' igger than any individual. Reaching as they do into almost every home, affecting the present and future welfare of the youth of the community, the public schools must not be made either a political football or the medium for some disgruntled individual or individuals to vent personal grievance. We are interested in that only men and women-, are elected to this board who have the best interest of this institution at heart —men and women members on this , \mard who are not inspired by I selfish motives but with a broad [ conception of the great service it 'is possible for each to render. Administering to the affairs of the public schools is a job for trained executives. The public school system of Miami is, perhaps, the biggest business institution in this city and should be considered as such. It requires more than $90,000 annually to operate the public schools. In fact the operating expenses in 1928-29 was $97,288.80. In the year 1929-30 the operating cost was $89,800.00 and in the year 1930-31 the $91.500.00. . past three years has been $4,392.2C less annually than the cost oi operation in 1927-28. For the past two years the Miami public schools have been operated without state aid. Previous to this time more than $12,000 was received from the state for the support of the schools. Taxes have not been increased, operating costs have been reduced, the- state has not been called upon for assistance and at the same time these schools are offering a wider curriculum than ever before. Statistics show that only 5 percent of hi^h school graduates ever enter college and receive the possibilities of a higher education. In order to provide greater advantages and better ^ouipment for ,Athe 95 percent of pupils who go out into workaday life after finishing high school, the program of the past three years has made it possible for the boys or girls of the average home to receive training in instrumental music, vocal instruction, commercial arithmetic, business law, bookkeeping shorthand and typing. Operating under a modern system of business administration the Miami schools are using an' accurate and detailed budget consisting of seven major divisions. Scientific business management has uot only reduced operating expenses and added an increased range of educational advantages but has placed these schools outside the charity state aid class. We do not believe that the average citizen, after weighing all the facts, will cast his ballot for any candidate for member of the school board who does not measure up or subscribe to this administrative program of good business that facts and figures disclose has been put into force in the manage- ACTUAL TOIL ON MAMMOTH DAM PROJECTBEGINS Companies Whose Bid Was Accepted Put Crews at Work Near Las Vegas operating cost was program for the MIGHTY RIVER AT BAY Ingineers Begin Harnessing Stream Prominent in South-west's History LAS VEGAS, Nev., March 12.— !P>— The ;,. ming of the mighty Colorado river got under way to- 'lay. Actual work started on 3oover dam, a monumental engineering effort, fittingly placed in a wild section that has beei. a land of romance since the Sixteenth century. The turbulent stream, which draws its volume from seven states before emptying into the Gulf of California, has been the object of study by government engineers more than 40 years. Out of 40 years of study and 10 years of fighting came the Swing-Johnson bill, providing for an expenditure of i?165,000,000 for the great dam project, but even as the "hard rock" crews went on the job today the fight was still on in Washington. Arizona Is Defiant Arizona, dissatisfied with provisions of the Swing-Johnson bill, filed suit in the United States supreme court to prevent its consummation on the ground that it discriminated against the state. Waving aside Arizona's opposition, the six remaining states of the Colorado river basin entered a compact under which the development now proceeds. The supreme court case still is pending. When Secretary Wilbur of the Interior department yesterday accepted the bid of the Six Companies, I--c., of San Francisco for construction of the dam for slightly less than $50,000,000, officials in charge announced work would start immediately. Skeleton crews were called on the job to clear a right-of-way for a rail line that will carry supplies to the dam site. 400 Years of History Four hundred years ago gold- seeking Spanish explorers entered Francis Bushman Offers to Marry . Highest Bidder CHICAGO, March 12— UP)— Francis X. Bushman, former screen star, who recently announced he had lost his movie fortune, today said he had offered himself in marriage to the woman who would pay the most to wed him. Bushman, who is appearing in a stock company in an outlying theater, stipulated, however, that the woman must have enou.arh money to support him in the manner to which he had become accustomed. He was not sanguine that ons would be found as he set the figure at "one million dollars or more." The erstwhile movie lover gave his age as 47, his weight as 103 pounds, his height as 5 feet 11 inches and his health as perfect. "I married twice for love," he said, "but both were failures. "Perhaps I may find happiness with a third wife whom 1 marry for money." SCHOOL SYSTEM HERE LAUDED BY MERLE PRUNTY Administration, Morale and Efficient Teaching Emphasized by Educator HE WARNS CITIZENS Discontent Often Selfish, Tulsa Superintendent Tells Chamber MIAMI PRIMARY CAMPAIGN TALK GAINS VOLUME Voters Discussing 'Slates' and Half Dozen Issues; Utilities Main Topic TO BALLOT TUESDAY Twenty - Seven Candidates Up for Consideration of Electorate Commission Report Contains More Comfort for Wets Than for Drys, Chairman Wickersham Declares Speaking in Boston, He Expresses Surprise at Vehement Criticism by Anti- Prohibitionists, and Seeks to Explain Reputed Discrepancies—Survey Cost Less Than $1,00,000, He Asserts. the Southwest. Later Mormons came down the Colorado, found rich mineral deposits and established colonies. But it remained for engineers to discover the real treasure house of the West, locked.j,-up in the Colorado river. A great desert, once the Salton sea, was reclaimed near the delta of the Colorado. This now is the Imperial valley of California, from whose 2,000 square miles early fruits and vegetables speed by express to all parts of the United States. River Is Menace But like a whimsical giant, the 1,700 mile river of sand and water co-.tinuously threatened to turn the rich valley back into the sea. BLAST KILLS FIVEJN HOME Stove Explosion in House at Duncan, Okla., Laid to Use of Kerosene DUNCAN, Okla., March 12.—M>> —A kerosene explosion in a home here last night killed five persons. The dead: Mrs. John Thurlo, 20; her 2- year-old daughter; Mrs. Ed Thurlo, 22; her two daughters, 5 and 2. The explosion, followed by fire that destroyed the home, a small frame dwelling, occurred when one of the women attempted to start a fire by pouring oil from a five- gallon can into the kitchen stove. One child was rescued. Husbands of the two women, brothers, are employed at a refinery here. They were not at home. One Child Rescued More than seven have been spent flood protection. million dollars on levees and Each day the Colorado builds up its bed, high above the I: .perial Valley, depositing enough sediment each year to cover a hundred thousand acres a foot deep. The flow of the Colorado at Yurna, Ariz., has reached 200,000 cubic feet per second, equivalent to that over Niagara Falls. Imperial Valley leaders, faced continuously with annihilation by the flood menace, we r e joined by thirsty, fasting-growing southern Hearing the blast, W. M. Moss, a neighbor, rushed to the house and with the assistance of others rescued, Helen,3-year-old daughter of Mrs. John Thurlo, who had been playing on the back porch. Mrs. Ed Thurlo seized one of her children after the blast and staggered into the yard, rolling in the grass, but she died in a few minutes. The child died .en route to a hospital. : Other bodies were too badly burned to be recognized. The stove was a little open kitchen type, in which the family burned oil sediment for fuel. It was believed one of the women, not realizing there were embers left, poured kerosene or gasoline on the fire. Doak Reports Gain in Jobs Last Month ment of the Miami schools. No increase in taxes, no state aid, increased educational advantages, giving children of the family in modest circumstances an opportunity to go out into life not only equipped with a good high school education, but with a working 'knowledge of business administration. This is the present program of the Miami schools, accomplished not through an increase in taxes, j not through additional state aid, | but through system and modern management and at the same time with a decreased operating expense of $4,392.20 annually. Thi budget in 1927-28, four years ago, $97,288.50. The budget for 1930-31 $91,500.00 with an average operating cost for the past three years of $92,896.00. The News-Record is neither choosing nor backing individual candidates. This is a job for the voters. Neither are we interested in nor have we much time or patience for the individual with a grievance as against the welfare of the public schools as a whole. Remember this is a public institution, bigger than any individual. Let's be fair, let's acknowledge facts when facte are proven, let's give justice when justice is de- eerved. We are free with criticism, but constructive criticism we intend, when after investigation we feel that criticism is justified, but knowing 1'ie facts after investigating the facts, we cannot do less k than commend the business-like administration of Miami's public schools. California cities which sought the (Continued OP. Hage Two) AUDIT ORDERED OKLAHOMA CITY, March 12— Cff)—John Rogers, state examiner and inspector, was directed by Governor Murray today to make an audit of books and records of the Creek county treasurer. The county, the governor said, dees not have money to make an audit of all county official records now. A request for the audits was made by Jimmy Wilson, Creek county House member and a committee from the county. Merchandising Index /COMMERCIAL INSTITU- L TIONS THAT ARE GUARANTEEING 1931 NORMAL PRICES AND VALUES Market Basket Pages T HE Market Basket pages of every Friday's News-Record are devoted to display advertising offering many grocery specials. Be sure and read them every time and save money on your groceries. J. C. PENNEY CO.—A new suit WASHINGTON, March 12 — UP) —Secretary Doak today reported there had been a general increase in the volume of industrial employment during February. Doak based his announcement on department statistics. He said the increase constituted "the first satisfactory indication of a general upward trend since the stock market collapsed in October." He estimated the total number of persons employed in industry had increased 1.4 percent in February as compared with January, and that the wages paid for February would be 7.5 percent greater than in the preceding month. Miami's school system today bore the stamp of approval and commendation from Merle Prunty, superintendent of the Tulsa city schools and one of the outstanding educators of the United States. Speaking before the Miami Chamber of Commerce at noon, the Tul- san complimented local schools on their organization work and declared that every educator in Oklahoma keenly appreciated the educative leadership and initiative displayed in the management of Miami school affairs during the last two years. The Miami high school orchestra, directed by Maj. Frederick Doetzel, played during the luncheon. Will French, another member of the Tulsa school system, accompanied Mr. Prunty here on his tour of inspection and visit to the .chamber. Cleanup Announced Fire Chief A. H. Seay issued the annual spring cleanup challenge to the Chamber of Commerce and requested support from everyone in making the municipal housecleaning a success. The drive will begin March 16 and last a week. R. G. Cunningham, presiding for President H. B. Cobban, also announced again the U. S. Highway 66 opening jubilee at Rolla, Mo., and requested a delegation from Miami next Sunday. Dr. R. L. Franklin, state Chamber of Commerce, field executive, also talked briefly concerning the value to the community of Chamber of Commerce work and expressed confidence over the outcome of the chamber drive beginning the last of this week. Three Main Essentials "Equipment, morale and teaching staff are the three great essentials of a schaal system," Mr. Prunty declared, adding that the Miami school system he visited this morning was well provided in each case. "The morale, the spirit of the students as I observed them in the classroom and in"Tissembly this morning, was as fine as I have ever observed." Close attention of the students during selections by the high school band indicated a cultivated sense of the worthwhile in music and art which is a product of modern education methods, the speaker said, also praising the fine feeling which appeared to exist between the student body and its instructors. Teachers Skilled, He Says Schools are emoryo communities in the modern sense, the educator explained, where every child is kept active to his or her capacity and everyone has some integral part in the multiple unit. _That method, he said, was one designed to better fit the youth of the land to slip into a real community niche a few years later. The teachers observed here by Mr. Prunty were skilled and handled their entire classes in the best teaching form, the Tulsan said, comparing modern educational methods with those of yesterday, when questions were the main ve- With the time becoming short for campaigning in Miami's city election, workers are unusually active in behalf of their primary favorites and Miami will see .?>no of the warmest municipal elections in a decade, it is believed. Talk of "slates" and programs, with municipal ownership of utili- , worth of the utility board system, and city manager system, administration of general city affairs, park, board policy, appointments, and many other phases of city policies have entered into the election. The primary is next Tuesday. : Following is the list of candidates: Mayor W. L. Rush (D). L. D. James (D) Comm. Ward 1 L. A. Miller (D). H. Hamblett (D) W, M. Davis (R). Ed Foster (R). Comm. Ward 2 Floyd Myers (D). W. C. Goodwin (R). Comm. Ward 3 C. D. Wilson (DK L. M. Torbert (D). J. H. Austin (D). M. L. Wood (D). O. E. Simmons (R). J. B. Harper (R). Comm. Ward 4 Olin Spoonhour (R). Clyde 'Evilsizer (R). E. W. Trigg (D). W. W. Blankenship (D). Board of Ed. Ward 2 A. C. Wallace (R). S. W. Doty (D) Board of Ed. Ward 3 Harry Bradley (R). B. F. Kyser (R). D. H. Gotten (D). T. M. DeArman (D). Hoard of Ed. Outlying District A. Scott Thompson (R). J. E. Wiford (R). J. M. Kipps (D). (Continued on Page Six) Suspedt in Girl Murder Held at Oklahoma City Californian, 55, Who Left Fresno After Kdinaping of Virginia Brooks, Has Bloody Shirt in Possession; Tires on Slayer's Car Traced to Seller BOSTON. March 12—(3 1 )—Chairman Wickersham of the Law Enforcement commission today interpreted the commission's prohibition report as holding more comfort for the "wets" than the "drys." He expressed surprise that "the most vehement criticism" had come from anti-prohibition sources, adding he thought "the 'wets' would have derived more encouragement from the report and the separate statements of the commissioners attached to it than the 'drys'.'' The 72-year-old commission chairman included this statement in a luncheon address before the Boston Chamber of Commerce. Answers Criticism Hitting out at various criticism of the prohibition report, Wickersham asserted it was untrue that the commission's conclusions and recommendations "were utterly at variance with the report." He denied flatly statements that the dry law study had cost $500,000 or "upwards of $5 a word." The total amount expended upon it, he said, was $56,968.69, addition of overhead expenses leaving' the cost below $100,000. The time spent upon it, he said, ''has left us with too short a period in which to complete with satisfaction vhe adequate consideration of reports of experts upon other matters which are either now before us or in preparation." The commission technically ceases to exist after July 1. Discusses Reactions Discussing reactions to the commission report, Wickersham said comments of "the dry press and of Man Found Hanged Above Unfinished Income Tax Report PONTIAC, Mich., March 12— UR_The body of Russell Van Sickle, 50-year-old president of the Lincoln Printing.company of Detroit, was found hanging in a room of his summer home near here. The floor of the room was littered with income tax data and a half-completed income tax report was on a table. UNEMPLOYMEI CURES DEBATEI AT CONFERENI Five-Day Week Urged UpS Progressives by A. F. p L. President LaFOLLETTE Asks Program to Industry—Six-Hour Day I Also Broached the dry organizations! 1 friendly. had been NIGHT IS SET Merchants to Hold Spring Window Unveiling Event Here March 26 "They seem," he continued, "to have taken to heart the criticisms of the methods adopted by prohibition advocates in the past, and to have realized from the description of existing conditions the need of rallying their forces and reconsidering their\plans in the light of the f acts, set .forth". -: : .,. ; : v " ... ;.'.; .'•_-•_. "In the past there' Kiis'b'een much well-founded complaint pf the extreme intolerance of the prohibitionists. Their peculiar characteristics of late appear to have been appropriated by their opponents. Apparently a large body of anti- prohibitionists expected the commission to find a way for them to secure liquor with ease and were enraged when we failed to do so." for Easter at $19.75. COLiZMAN-HUTTS — Nyal 35c and 60c. Salts, J. C. PENNEY CO.—New spring dresses at a low price. MIAMI . BUILDING & LOAN ASS'N.—Watch your money accumulate. COLEMAN THEATRE — "Rogue of the Rio Grande." C- ~""f B THEATRE—Gary Cooper in ''Fighting Caravans," B & K MEN'S WEAR—Men, get your wardrobe here. FIRST NATWNAL BANK — $1 opens a savings account. CROAVN DRUG CO. — Shapley's for colds. SECURITY BANK & TRUST CO. —Expert advice. NATIONAL ADVERTISERS — Aspirin; Dare's; Grove's; Kruschen Salts; Mello-glo; Mother's Friend; Northrup - King; Dr. Fierce; SSS; . Santa Fe; Smith Bros.; Vick's. OKLAHOMA CITY, March 12. _ta>)_A man booked as Gerald Davidson was held here today by polic- who said they would question him in connection with the murder of Virginia Brooks, 10- year-old San Diego, Cal., schoolgirl. Police Chief Charles Becker said the man, about 55 years old, had been arrested several times at Tulsa for molesting small girls. His home, officers said, is at Fresno,' Cal. Officers said he came from Fresno to Tulsa about a week after the Brooks girl disappeared, Feb. 11. Had Bloody Shirt The suspect was brought here from Tulsa, where officers said 'he had a bloody shirt in his possession. He claimed this was the result of a motor car accident. Officers also are questioning the man in connectioi. with a burglary. Davidson has grey-blond hair. Tl.e Brooks girl's mutilated body was found Tuesday near San Diego. She had been dead about four weeks. Contradicts Himself The suspect denied any connection with the crime. Chief Becker, however, said the man constantly contradicted himself. He admitted taking a girl to a garage here Feb. 26, officers said, after first denying this. The suspect said he^ast was in San Diego in 1029. He said he would waive extradition. The girl who accompanied him wfyen he drove into t.he garage here he "picked up" at a tourist camp, the suspect told officers. He added she was about 20 years old. Davidson admitted he had women's clothing in his suitcase, seized at Tulsa, but said it y;as new and that he intend.-d giving it away. The man, police said, is an eiec- ;rical engineer. Postal authorities were questioning him in connection with n post- office robbery and police believed he might have been implicated in a garage robbery. Long Criminal Record TULSA, March 12.— UP)— Tulsa police said today that Gerald Davidson, held at Oklahoma City as a -spect in the slaying of Virginia Brooks, 10, near San Diego, Cal., has a criminal record extending from California to Michigan over a period of 20 years. In Davidson's baggage in a room which he occupied here two days before his arrest, police found a silk slip, underwear and stockings of a small girl. They said they had learned Davidson d/ove into a garage at Oklahoma City Feb. 27 with a girl about 10 years old. Police said Davidson had usod many aliases, among which were R. B. Wanreit, Vincenc Kri^er, Rudolph Kragre, Gerald Dorsei, and Joseph Dorsey. He told Tulsa officers he was a graduate of the University of Prague and worked as an interior decorator and tencher of art. His record, they said, includes terms at San Quon- Agreement for a Spring Fashion festival was made Thursday morning at a meeting of Miami retail merchants at the Chamber of Commerce office. The festival will be a window display event at 7:30 o'clock Thursday evening, March 26, featuring smart styles for Easter, which will be on Sunday, April 5. A committee of two, Jack Nagel of the Anthony store and Jack Clark of Montgomery Ward's, will be in charge of arrangements and music. All windows will be veiled during the day and will be unveiled promptly at 7:30 in the evening. Lower prices and smarter, more attractive modes will be factors in bringing; large crowds downtown for this occasion, merchants pointed out. ( 4 Guards Ousted in Prison 'Dope* Probe OKLAHOMA CITY, March 12— UP) —B. F. Van Dyke, state prison warden at McAlester, today advised Governor Murray that four guards allegedly involved in a narcotic smuggling ring, have been discharged. He withheld their names. The warden said the guards connived with 12 trusties to maintain contact outside the prison walls to obtain narcotics and smuggle them to addicts in prison. Prisoners implicated were punished by having their classification as trusties revoked. Von Dyke said. "Differences" Explained Wickersham spoke at length upon the reported "differences" between the individual reports of the 11 commissioners and their brief conclusions. He contended the differences mainly were confined to remedies suggested for recognized ills. "The report frankly recognizes the evils which have developed in the course of 10 years of the administration of the national prohibition act, but nevertheless points out that the great achievement of the act has been the abolition of the legalized saloon,' 1 he said. INCOME TAX BILL !S UNDER ATTACK Farmers' Spokesman Labels It Unfair—'Cam' Russell Says It's Illegal OKLAHOMA CITY, March 12— UP)— C. H. Hyde, legislative representative for farmer organizations, today attacked the graduated coi••• § oration income tax bill before the enate revenue and taxation committee, charging the'measure'was unfair to corporations in its present form and asserting it was not satisfactory to farmers.: ....-v. , Hyde was followed by Campbell Russell, former corporation commissioner, who, appearing for "the public" at a recent House.commitr tee heafjng, charged the measure was not constitutional. ' v 'Hyde said "the farmers were for a graduated tax' in proper form. Substitute Proposed Hyde proposed a substitute income tax plan before the committee which ne said would represent more nearly what the farmers desired. He would tax income,of persons and corporations on a guaru- sons and corporations on a gra'du- port total gloss receipts, deducting itemized expenses and in addition 5 percent on capital invested. Capital invested would be reported as the assessed valuation of the property. Harry H. Smith.of Tulsa, secretary of the Mid-Continent Oil & Gas association, urged a low flat rate tax for corporations -insteail; of the gtaduateilvtax which he. said was unfair and, nad.^«gwi -re^oaltd vbr of the fiat rate. He also urged a depletion deduction for oil companies. ' , ••'-''.••-•' '"'" :'•"•>'. • - •''• - •-':•;' Attorneys for railroads asserted companies-could not pay additional tax and that some would be seriously 'damaged if the income tax were applied. If ah income tax law is enacted, railroads should be given a decreased ad valorem rate, they said. Textbook Bill Ready Called for in one of the WASHINGTON, March 12-~ : (fl>)—A call for a "progressive •-president" was sounded- today by Senator Norris, but he p'o-5 -, posed no candidate and cau«"' Jl < turned that there was "littltvr hope of electing" one. Th*t' cost of operating a third pair>£' ty would be\ prohibitive, hev said, and the indirect vote lor i president "bridles the wiH'oC^ the people." t -""• WASHINGTON, March 12 —Shorter working hoars wider distribution of wealth suggested today to the progtf conference as possible' ste'ps tori solution of unemployment and, dustrial troubles. ' n,Robert P. Scripps, president^ the Scripps-Howard newspay $ Late Flashes WASHINGTON, March 12 — UP) —Secretary Wilbur today announced that all of the oil companies that "have been approached in negotiations to limit imports have said they were willing to co-operate." OKLAHOMA CITY, March 12— UP) —A special session of the legislature probably will not be held this summer, although there is a bare possibility that the governor might call the meeting, the chief executive said today. planks of the state Democratic platform, the free textbook bill was ready to be voted in the House today after having been perfected yesterday, James C. Nance, Cotton county, Democrat, inserted an amendment in the measure providing that a five-cent gasoline tax should be collected during 1932, one cent to go for purchase of free textbooks. Approximately ?3,000,000 would be raised, Nance said. The bill provided ?2,000,000 appropriations from the general revenue fund, the books to be purchased by a State Textbook commission and che hoard of education, and distributed without charge to students in the first eight grades. Crop Lien Bill Fails Opportunity for farmers in Oklahoma to borrow money from the federal government, giving a prior lien on growing crops, dimmed in Chinese Boat Blows Up,- 200 Are Missing SHANGHAI, March 12— , Two hundred persons were believed drowned when the heavily-loaded Chinese passenger steamer Pa Chi blew up and sank in the Yang- tse Kiang 70 miles from here last night. Among the 300 passengers aboard the vessel were a hundred Chinese soldiers who were thought to have thrown their cigaret stubs into the cargo, which was principally cotton. An explosion followed, spreading fire in the hold. Most of those on the boat jumped over the side, where a revenue cruiser was uble to pick up a few survivors. (Continued on Page PRISON PLOT FOILED COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 12— (/P)—An alleged plot to dynamite the Junction City piiaon brick plant and release convicts working there was reported to have been thwarted by authoiities today when five of the ringleaders were taken from the plant and brought to Ohio penitentiary here. County Isolated by N. Hampshire Sndw LANCASTER, N. H., March 12. — UP) —Coos county today remained imprisoned by the monotonous miles of drifted snow that fell during the southeast storm of Sunday night. Gangs of tired highway workers dragged themselves from their 1 - ,m3s stalled plows; physicians made their calls on snowshoes and toboggans, and scores of motorists settled down to face another day of dull existence in the confines of farml-iuse walls. Little hope that the roads could be broken out before Saturday. While fears of a food shortage had been allayed, there v, as no end of difficulty in getting supplies through. (Continued on Page Two) Posse Wounds and Captures 2 Bandits POPLAR BLUFF. Mo., March 12— UP) —Two youthful robbers who robbed the State bank of Harviell, of between $400 and $500 today were wounded and captured by a sheriff's posse near Neelyville, Mo. ,late today. One of the robbers was Thatus Owens, 20 years old, son of Wiley Owens, a merchant at Neelyville. HANKER DIRECTOR ENDS LIFE AFTER FAILURE NEWPORT, Tenn., March 12 — (7P)_W. 0, Mims, 02, lawyer and a director and large stockholder in the closed Holston Union National bank at Knoxville, died today from what officers said were self-inflicted bullet wounds. Officers said Mims "had worried a g-'pit deal," since the closing of the Knoxvifle bank. A WEMHUR FORECAST 0 k 1 ahoma — Mostly cloudy tonight and Friday; warmer in east portion tonight. A r k a nsas — Cloudy, wa r m er tonight; Friday prob- unsettled, ably rain. Kan s a s — Cloudy, possibly some rain in east portion tonight or Friday; colder in west and central portions Friday. MIAMI TEMPERATURE Temperatuers in Miami from 2 o'clock Wednesday until noon to- put »he twt-point proposal <' plain words after similar'gar tions had been voiced by Prejs William Green of the Arad Federation of Lab6r. , Senator LaFollette of Wjsc whom the veteran independ Norris of Nebraska, said n^.10 ed upon to lead in the independ,_ movement after he had passed c presented the problems to tHa "* ference. '•..,. Five-Day Week Broached,; .In the general discussion,!"" Robertson, president of the " erhood of Locomotive Firemenj Engineers, said one-third organization was "waUqni streets." •, The five-day week was proi by Green. Robertson proposed^ addition, % six-.hour day. Sc ' said "shorter working hours we have ever dreamed of", wot be necessary. A "breakdown of the'Indus financial and political leader of the nation was seen toaa; LaFollette, when La called 'i the conference to, draft a pr&i lor stabilization, of irtdustryj ; ei jloyment. "Not Enough to Criticise*; ;..-. In asking* ft>r, renxed^ea,,~~ "it is not enough to criticiafc 1 held that independents i are ready to exercise t, , in the next session and; formulation of the progran LaFollette said: "The terrific dislocation '> national life," he said, *ty caused by over-productidr people of this country, and less millions abroad, wottt consumed more than we pr<). had their purchasing power ;'£B adequate to absorb the output factory and farm. >« ^ ' "Only a few days ago,'Con adjourned without taking;"! " tion to relieve the distress cau by unemployment. The federal; ernment gave assistance , onl; those farmers in the droutp en states who could furnish i quate security." Mergers Assailed LaFollette assailed propos industrial leaders for mergers', reductions of wages, as" , ' "their program means reduced * ing standards and permanent^ employment." _ ' "' Green said he was not admit failure to deal with, the nomic forces bringing on. distressing situations." "I believe there is in us^th rent power," he asserted,' ability to control and masteV,| forces so that by orderly pla: we can make it possible for man and woman willing tq to secure a livelihood. '' Machinery la Factor Green saw in the replacem^nj man by machinery a ''permaji army of unemployed." In thft- 10 years he estimated 9<*r workers were thrown out of ' in the leading industries by chinery. The labor head proposed i ate inauguration of a i week in both public and inustry. He said Congress "fail in its duty 1 ' if it did flflt, der such a program for f employes at the next session^ ] insisted upon some kind of " security." A committee to study at ,. tural relief proposals was najne, by Senator Borah of Idabo^, 1 ' yesterday conducted the farm cussion. Borah is chairmanj " i the members include John A. §lj son, Oklahoma Qity, and Thomas, Oklahoma. Committees on public headed by Norns, and U, ,__. ment and industrial stabilfzaj headed by LaFollette, were' As the two-day meeting',.,.., tered its last sessions,. confp considered a proposal Norris, Republican, N,el „.,,. chairman, for establishment^ "conference of political ents." day: 2 p.m 57 4 p.m ,59 6 p.m 57 8 p.m.......52 10 p.m 49 Midnight 44 2 a.m.., 4 a.m... 6 a.m... 5 a.m... 10 a.m... NoQn.V... (Continued on Pag« TV Metal NEW YORK, March Lead steady; spot New East St. Louis, 4-25. % E»st St. ouis spot and' I LONDON, March, V v Lead spot £13 5s; future Gd. Zinc, spot £12 2ft *' £12 12a 6d. %'j

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