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THE JOURNAL Prints the Most News Local, State, National and interna tionaland Prints Most of it First. fo Roo. U. S. Pat. On. COMPLETE NEWS Report of the ASSOCIATED PRESS By Leased Wires 365 Days in the Year. VOL. XXXII-, NO.-134 TENNESSEANS WOULD BUY STATE BONDS Assembly Votes $10,000,000 Issue As 'Patriotic' Act In Crisis. CHAIN STORE TAX PLAN WITHDRAWN BY PRIEST 'Free Coal' Bill Is Passed; Levy Programs To Get Further Study. NASHVILLE. Dec. 11 (AP).--A picture of patriotic Tennesseans bringing forth money from old shoes. socks, boxes and other hiding places and lending it to their state in its time of stress was panted today before the legislalature. which approved a financing plan similar to the Liberty -Loan drives of World War days. Both housos enthusiastically embraced proposals for Tennessee to float an unsold $5.000.000 bond 17sue amorg her own people, and the house of representatives 'went a step farther by voting for an additional $5.000.0f)0 issue to be marketed the same way. MATURE IN 10 YEARS In the senate, members adopted a resolution providing that -the unsold.$5,0C.0,000 issue be offered to -patriotic- Tennesseans in denomirations ranging from $100 to $5.000. The obligations would be dated Christmas Day and would mature In D) years. The resolution also authorized appointment of a committee to work out details with the funding board and the Attorney General. Senator Grover Ault. of Eledasoe. author of the resolution, told the senate that throughout the years Tennesseans had always come to the aid of state and nation and that they would not fail now. He offered to buy a $500 bond himself to start the ball rolling. Enter the house plan. which is virtually identical in principle with the senate resolution except for the interest rate and amount involvd. the funding board would be authorized to sell $10.000,000 of bonds direct to the people. Individuals, counties and cities to which the state owes money could accept the obligations in payment of the debts. It would not be mandatory that (Continued on Page 3, Cot. 5) BRIEFS UP TURN VISUALIZED MONTGOMERY. Ala., Dec. 11 UP) The silver lining in the dark clouds of business stagnation was visualized betore the Southeast shippers' advisory board today by T. M. Cunningham, of Savannah. 6a.. vice-president of the Central cf Georgia railway. "1 think that the first sign of att upward swing In business will come in the car movement on the railroads," Mr. Cunningham said. FATE STILL UNDECIDED BIRMINGHAM. Ala, Dec. 11 tin Failing to reach a verdict after :7 our deliberation. the Jury holding the fate of Willie. Peterson, rezro, retired at eight o'clock tor:int and will resume consideration cf the case tomorrow. Peterson has been on trial on charges of murder in the slaying of Miss Augusta. Williams, Birmingham society girl, -- $6,000,000 DIVIDENDS ATLANTA. Dec. 11 CAP.--DividenCs amounting to more than 46,- f1) will be distributed to stockholders in bank s. and corporations in this section within the next two cr tree weeks. according to sta tistics compiled by various busiress heads and courts and company. investment bankers. UNITY IS DOUBTED GREFNVILLE, S. C.. Dec. 11 (A') Dr. W. McGlothlin, president cf the Southern Baptist convention, today expressed the opinion that 1--endinz proposals for a union . of the Southern Baptist convention arid the Northern Baptlsts are unlikely to advance to a stage 'beyen-4i fraternal cooperation and ct5nfidence.- TREED Or CHARGES PEORIA. 111.. Dec. 11 (Am.Ted Newberry. Chicago "public enemy" and reputed Capone associate, an ten other defendants in an alleged cons-''iracy to supply many Illinois and Iowa communities with bootleg Ilquor. were acquitted by a jury iTt federal court today. Fourteen other defendants were convicted. LICENSE IS REFUSED NEW YORK. Dec 12 C4:9.--The Duke of Manchester was refused a license to marry Miss Kathleen Dawes. former actress of London, when he applied tcoday at the marriage license bureau in the Municipal building. I, al - - 4. - - en ...M.O. Milk le WM 111. 8 10P PI NG DAYS TO CHRISM-Id-AS 7, ........".......... 0 ---....... . :1--4,. - , rokl OtiT 'FREEZE UP! Ke E P YOUR MOOD AM'S P-i0e1EY I Pi , C IR CU LATtOri Hitler Seeks Ear Of U. S. By Radio; Brpadcast Banned BERLIN, Dec. 11 (A') Adol Hitler. Germany's No. 1 Fascist, tried to reach the ear of America tonight with a broadside against Chancellor Brueningbut the dictatorial arm of the government thrust him aside. Both Reich and Prussian authorities forbade him to broadcast in Germany and re-broadcast to the United States an 8.0'00 word address he had drafted in reply to the Chancellor's radio speech of several nights ago. After attempting to telephone the document to London for relay across the Atlantic, Hitler grudgingly submitted It to tPe official radio censor. It Ix as barred on the grounds that it would violate the .-Christms truce" on political agitatio,- up by the latest emerycree. The Fascist leader to retaliate in sting'. against Chancellor warning that his go -warning triat nis go was the only recognized -.charity in the land. and that President Von Hindenburg would de-dare martial law if necessary to preserve it from subversive influence. ONE-CENT PLAN Is VOTED DOWN 100 Business Men Favor Taxes For Unemployed. 'ONLY EQUITABLE WAY' 11MMM Pastors Also Favor Relief Through City Funds. A group of about 100 of Knoxville's leading business and professional men yesterday unanimously voted in favor of appropriating city tax money for unemployment relief rather than raise it through the Penny club and one-cent plan proposed by City Manager Bass. The meeting at the Farragut hotel had been called by Mr. Bass and Charles J. Guzzo. in charge of the fund being raised by the unemployment committee, to secure cooperation of the business men in getting em-ployd persons to contribute one per cent. of salaries to the fund. FAVORS TAXATION After several speeches in favor of the one-cent plan, F. E. Lowe. manager of the House-Hasson Hardware Co.. started the tide of sentiment in the opposite direction by declaring that taxation was the only fair way to raise money- for unemployment relief. "Unemployment IS not the burden of the payroll. but the burden of property," declared Mr. Lowe. "Adopt the proposed- plan and you will miss the moneyed interests entirely." "I think. too, that taxation is the only equitable way," said the Rev. John L. Dance, pastor of the Fifth Avenue Baptist church. BARBOUR BACKS TAXES -I move that we go on record favoring the plan now in use by the city of relieving the unemployed with tax money," said Dr. Clifford Barbour. who is pastor of Second Presbyterian church. "Second the motion,- said George Dempster, former city manager. "The one-cent plan might be good. but it would require a big organization to put it over and take a lot of time," said Allen P. Frierson. president of the Knoxville Clearing House association. "These are unusual times, requiring unusual things. Unemployment is not a problem for charity. Its relief is a community and governmental duty. It can best be accomplished, I think. by taxation." GOVERNMENTAL SERVICE "When the government was started it didn't have hospitals and other institutions that we now consider necessary." said Mr. Dempster. "So now unemployment relief becomes anothergovernmental service. It will be only temporary, of (Continued on Page 3, Col. 6) Rail Labor Bodies Offer To Negotiate CHICAGO, Dec. II 1.4))--Organlied railway labor offered tonight to negotiate with the managements the problem of wage reductions, replying for the present neither "yes" nor "no" to the suggestion of immediate voluntary ten per cent. cuts. Making it clear that measures to relieve unemployment and to stabilize employment must be included in any agreement, the men "Invited and urged" the management to meet with labor leaders and negotiate to a conclusion" the pending issues. If the roads failed to accept this Invitation. the rail unions and brotherhoods authorized their leaders to take all necessary steps to protect the interests of the men "in existing . rates of pay and working conditions." PARIS. Dec. 11 (,)The League of Nations was looking for five unbiased men tonight to bring them the facts on the Sino-Japanese dispute in Manchuria. The council has appointed a committee compos of Chairman Aristide Briand, of France. Lord Tyre II or Lord Cecil. of Great Britain. Salvador de Madariaga, of Spain. and Erik A. Colhan. of Norway, to name the members of the neutral commission which will carry out the terms of its peace resolution. They are expected to be engaged for several days and they may have difficulty in selecting a personnel satisfactory both to China and Japan. each of whom KANE WEEPS DURING TALE OF DROWNING Professor Asserts Love For Wife, Of Whose Death He Is Accused. TRIED TO P r-ICUE HER, HF AT TRIAL , -c age's Bench Denial Of idsmen's Claims. By HEYWOOD BELL HAMPTON, Va.. Dec. 11 (A") With unrestrained emotion, Prof Elisha Kent Kane today described the drowning of his wife, answered charges of culpability with assertions of heroic efforts to save her. and shouted denials to the judge of allegations by her relatives that he cursed her bitterly. Tears came to his eyes as ne testified in his trial for murder that he loved his wife and told of swimming with her to shore in a frantic effort to save her after she had gone down twice in the waters of Chesapeake bay. APOLOGIZES TO COURT He leaped from te stand to rush to the judge's bench to shout denials of using profanity or that he had ever called lais dog bY the name of a Deity. He later apologized to the court for his outburst, stating that his he for the past three months had been extremely trying. "Pardon me, judge," he said as he resumed his at. "I have had to stand so much." Professor Kane occupied the witness stand for nearly three hours. During his cross-examination the court allowed the introduction of two letters exchanged between Kane and his wife during last summer, but overruled a motion by the prosecution for the introduction of the "Betty- Dahl letters by which the state hoped to establish a motive for murder. SAYS KIN HATED HIM --- With the exception of the mo!meat of excitement when lie bolted from the witness chair to deny the profanity charges, Kane gave his testimony in a calm, composed manner. He gaged at the Jury as he described his life with Mrs. Kane, admitted inviting a Mrs. Dahl to Fort Bragg dances and related that W. H. "Hop" Graham. his brother-in-law, hated him as a result of a quarrel over a motorcycle. The defense rested late this afternoon after hearing testimony from three more witnesses. Ithuttal tetsimony was started immediately, the defense reserving the right to examine one more witness, whose mother's illness precluded his immediate presence. Kane. in describing details of the drowning, said his wife shouted to him to watch and then slip (Continued on Page 3, Cot. 2) CREDIT SYSTEM Planned By Railroads As Aid To Business Upturn. WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (A'). Taking theft cue from the administration, railroad executives today recommended a credit corporation of their own to help needy lines over the business hill. The 240 rail leaders present intend to take back to their directors for approval a plan for the creation of a non-profit corporation under Delaware laws. Its pIlme purpose will be to collect mlney for distribution to financially weak roads. The funds would come from freight rate increases. estimated at more than 100,000.000 yearly. which the Interstate Commerce commission recently allowed the roads. Tlif directors will be asked to act on the agreement reached today before December 21 and if no bitch arises, the commission will be asked in turn to allow the raises to become effective soon afterwards. probably by January 1. Tornado Kills Two, Injures 3 Others TEXARKANA, Ark.. Dec. 11 (R) In hop, skip and jump fashion. a tornado skirted Texarkana early today, killing a man and a woman, and injuring several persons, three seriously. During a terrific rainstorm which followed several hours of sultry weather. the twister struck a mile north of the city at 2:30 a. tn. J. E. Harding, 50, a meat cutter, whose home was the first one hit, was removed dying from the wreckage. His two daughters, Francis, 9, and Anna, 8, were hurt, the former possibly fatally. Mrs. Harding, also injured, is expected to recover. League Looks For Five Probers To Carry Out Manchurian Plan will have a delegate on the commission. Those prominently mentioned include General Bernard Serigny, secretary of the French national defense committee: former Finance Minister Carlo Schanzer, of Italy. and Vittorio Cerruti, Italian diplomat. When Ambassador Charles G. Dawes left today for London he refused to comment on the prominent if unobtrusive role he has been playing in the league's work for the past month. Information from league quarters Indicated that Dawes prevented on several occasions in an indirect way the rupture of negotiations with the Chinese and Japanese representatives KNOXVILLE, TENN., SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 12, 1931. Lenz And Jacoby Add To Margin In Fourth Session Of Con test NEW YORK, N. Y., Dec. 12 Saturday) (AlSlams sent the lead of Sidney S. Lenz and Oswald Jacoby over Mr. and Mrs. Ely Culbertson up to 5,650 in a 12-rubber session ending at 12:47 a. m. today. The pair representing the "official" system on contract bridge in a 150-rubber test with the Culbertson system gained 3.835 points. 17 to 11 FOR LENZ & CO. The rubber standing became'll for Lenz and Jacoby to 11 for the Culbertsons, the twenty -eighth rubber going to the Culbertsons' credit because they had a larger point total, although Lenz and Jacoby got the rubber bonus. At one time the lead of the "ofilciarl pair rose to 6.800. Big tickets told the storY though Lenz and Jacoby thought the Culbertsons failed to take advantage of good cards several times they bad them. Here are the figures of the session's top card holdings: Lenz and Jacoby, 98 aces: 105 kings: the Culbertsons, 82 aces; 75 kings. THREE LITTLE SLAMS The "official" pair successfully contracted for three little slams In the fourth session and the Cul BURLEY SALES TOTAL S67,000 Nearly 197,000 Lbs. Tobacco Sold Here Friday. CLOSE FOR WEEK-END Farmers Still Warned About Getting Leaf Wet. Sales of approximately 197,000 pounds of burley tobacco on the local floors yesterday brought nearly 119.700 and boosted the total sales for the first week to around 626.000 pounds. yielding over 167,- 000 to producers. The market opened Wednesday, but is closed each Saturday, which left only three days of selling this week. "But wet tobacco is costing farmers thousands of dollars every day," Park Bernard said last night. A number of farmers voluntarily moved their tobacco yesterday, taking it home to dry. GETS $193 Willie Torlett of Englewood offered one Of the best crops of the day, selling 1,014 pounds tor 1193.7g. S. P. Mynatt of Luttrell and 11 K. Balinger of Corryton each sold baskets tor 23c. Mr. 31ynatt drawing 1121 for a basket and Mr. 'Winger receiving 1354.57 for his crop. "However, each. of these growers offered only dry tobacco," officials of the Western Avenue Warehouse said last night. Yesterday's average was about 10eBernard's floor was finished at 10 a. m. yesterday, after which the buyers moved to the Western avenue floor. However, the sickness of a buyer halted sales until after 11 a. ru., when a circuit rider for R. J. Reynolds was called from Tazewell. The Western floor will require all day Monday and possibly more to finish. FRIDAY SALES Sales amountd to about 31.000 pounds of burley on the Bernard floor No. 2 yesterday, followed by about 166,000 pounds at Western avenue. Besides not selling on Saturdays, the local markets will close with. others for a few days at Christniaa, probably for a week. warehousemen say. Dates for closing and opening have not yet been set, Trucks continue in long lines in the Henrietta avenue section while a large number are at the Western avenue floor in anticipation of emptying the house early In the week. Planters floor No. 2 is filled while Bernard's floor No. 2 is being quickly covered with the golden crop of the section. It is expected that the glut will cease following the holidays, the farmers now attempting to draw CAlbl for the holiday season. Business Outlook Reported Brighter NEW YORK, Dec. 11 ()The weekly mercantile reviews today reported that in most sections of the country business has shown up better than for many weeks. Dun's tomorrow will say: "Distributive trade this week In most sections of the country has been somewhat in excess of that for many weeks past. In large part this was the outcome of the unusual price concessions made by dealers in a determination to reduce Inventories at the close of the year." bertsons for one. On another occasion Lenz and Jacoby essayed a little slam, but picked the wrong make and were set a trick. The rubber plaYed out numbered those of any other session so far, and there was less bickering. although it looked once as if a pre-session argument would co-me to blows. In fact the combatants praised each other though remaining critical of bidding and play. In the fourth session Lenz and Ja,coby won 7 of the 12 rubbers. WHAT THEY SAY Jacoby said: "Under this barrage of points we have piled up Mr. and Mrs. Culbertson have behaved admirably. It was a real pleasure to play with them. They are taking the beating very gracefully. No one ever played a finer game than did Mr. Lenz in this session." Culbertson said: "The real test of a system or player is how they operate under extreme adversity the system and my partner came out from the drill with fine colors. Opponents held so many aces and kings that they seemed to be a bit demoralized by their good fortune. However. both Mr. Lenz and Mr. Jacoby were in excellent humor, and that is something." JAPANESE QUIT CABINET POSTS Wakatsuki's Regime Resigns After Long Criticism. GOLD BASIS IN PERIL Alarm Felt For Stability Of Currency System. TOKYO. Dec. . GQ).---Premier Reijiro Wakatsui's cabinet turned In its resignation today in the face of internal criticism agairkst its foreign and financial policies. Leaders of the Minseito (Government) and Selyukal (Opposition) parties went into conference at once to formulate a new ministry. and the present government continued until they had 'reached an agreement. The possibility that Japan might suspend the gold standard and levy restrictions on the exportation of gold wm foreseen in authoritative Quarters as one result of the turnover. Specie shipments to the United States since October have totalled 304.000.000 yen (151000,- OM and alarm has been felt for the currency structure. UNDER FIRE The Selyuksi party has pledged itself to abandon the gold standard if It comes to power, expressing concern over the continued outflow of the metal. It aliso favors a more rigorous 'policy in Manchuria, although that problem is sidetracked for the present by acceptance of the League's peace proposal. Three possible solutions in forming a new government were foreseen: Re-appointment of Premier Wakatsuki with a fresh list of ministers from ,the Minseito party; a wholly Seiyukal ministry under the probable leadership of former Premier Korekiyo Takahashi; a coalition cabinet of both parties without Home Minister Kenz-o Abachi, storm-center of the dissention. If Premier Wakatsuki is again called to the helm. it was predicted. he would again name Foreign Minister Shidehara and Finance Minister Inouye, both of whose official acts have been under fire. Mr. Inouye favors retention of the gold standard and opposes a gold embargo. Since the Wakatsuki ministry took over last April there has been outspoken criticism from without and within its ranks over its handling of the nation's affairs. Prince To Be Named As Private Citizen WARSAW, Poland, Dec. 11 CIP)--- Advices from Bucharest today said Prince Nicholas of Rumania received a visit from Minister of the Interior Argetoianu and was informed that King Carol had accepted his renunciation of his royal rights and declared him a private citizen. YOUR NAME IN THE NEWS Names make news and accordingly vou may expect plenty of news on the School Page of the Sunday Journal... More than 2,500 names will appear on the pageand among them may be yours. The Sunday Journal also will have a special page devoted to P.-T. A. news; a Boys' and Girls' page, and four pages of news pictures. Order your paper TODAY! Save Money On Your Food Readers of The Journal enjoy the privilege of perusing. the advertisements of Knoxville's leading Grocers and Meat Houses, Bakeries- and Manufacturers of food products. These messages printed on Friday and Saturday contain many specially priced articles of best quality. Save time and money by shopping in The Journal first and then "buy today's groceries on today's market prices." 3 CONVICTS DIE IN DASH FOR LIBERTY Leavenworth Warden Taken On Mad Flight Of Seven Desperate 'Men. SIEGE AT FARM HOUSE CLIMAXES GUN BATTLE Two Recaptured, Another Is Sough t; Warden Shot By Captors. LEAVENWORTH, Kas., Dec. 11 (11c1.Three escaped convicts trapped in a farm housewere killed, and three others were recaptured today after the sextet kidnaped and wounded Warden Thomas B. White of the Leavenworth federal penitentiary. Prison authorities, after a checkup tonight expressed the belief that a seventh prisoner, Earl Thayer, who was sent to the penitentiary from Oklahoma City for mail robbery with the convicts slain, also had escaped and is at large. Thayer could not be found in the prison. A coat identified as his was found near the farmhouse. Bloodhounds were dispatched in an attempt to pick up Thayer's trail. CASUALTI ES The death Will Green, George Curtis, Grover C. Durril, each under 25-year sentence from Oklahoma City for mail robbery. Each had served six years and eight months of their terms. The captured: Stanley Brown. sentenced from Fargo, N. D. for 15 years for robbing a post office; Tom Underwood, sentenced to a 25-year term from Duluth, Minn., for robbery of a post office witb firearms: Charles Berta, sentenced from San Francige-o, to a 25-year term for mail robbery. Berta was wounded. The convicts abducted Warden White from his office this morning at the point of guns and escaped through the prison gate. They terrorized the countryside west of here and took several hostages, besides Warden White, in their flight. - Officers and soldiers from Fort Leavenworth joined prison guares, sheriffs officers, police and armed citizens in running down the fugitives. DIE IN FARM HOUSE The slain men died in the farm house of E. C. Salsbury, 73, eignt miles - west -of 'Leaveworth -wh1l0 beAieged by a posse which ponred gunfire and tear gas bombs Into their place of refuge. -Officers were uncertain whether the men killed themselves on seeing that capture was inevitable, or had been fatally wounded by shots from the outside. Earlier the other three had been (Continued on Page 3. Col. 7) FATHER SLAIN Son Is Held After He Tells Of Farm Field Tragedy. (Knoxville Journal Special) CROSSVILLE. Tenn., Dec. 11, A on tonight was held in jail on a charge of slaying his father because the parent bad beaten the lads younger brother. Julius Wyatt, 21, interfered when Jim Wyatt, 50, the father, began to beat Julius's 12-year-old brother while the three were at work in a field in the Winesap community of Cumberland county. The father reached for a gun nearby and Julius seized an axe. crushing his father's skull. Then he went home and waited for the officers. That was the story he told the officers when they came several hours later to take him to jail. The scene of the tragedy is about 16 miles southeast of Crossville. 6heriff Baxter Slicegood and three deputies investigated the slaying. Miss Noble Denied Right To Join Actor SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11 (A') Finding herself literally a "woman without a country," Miss Ruth Noble, screen actress. today gave up plans to join Sessue Hayakawa, film actor, in his native Japan. Naturalization officials said they would oppose on grounds of moral turpitude, any attempt on her part to become repatriated. Miss Noble, who is the mother of Hayakawa's son, sailed from Los Angeles on the same vessel on which the Japanese actor started for Japan a few days ago. She disembarked here, to attempt to settle passport difficulties and was unable to sail when the liner left, although she had purchased a ticket to the Orient. Members ' of The Knoxville Journal football team, which plays the News-Sentinel in a charity game at 2 p. tn. Sunday at Smithson stadium, decidel yesterday that its &hare or the proceeds will be turned over to the Christmas fund raised each year by the local chapter of Elks. Harry Hyman, who has charge of the fund. readily accepted the offer and praised the players for the bit they are doing for charity. TICKETS ON SALE Tickets for Knoxville's battle of the century have been placed on sale at Weaver's cafe. the Athletic House and Blaufeld'a. Ad men and reporters of the papers Nude Sun Bathers Protest Flights In Big Dirigible ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. 11 (A').The annual dispute between aeronauts and nude sun bathers here is on again. Complaints were filed with city officials today demanding that operators of the Goodyear Rubber Co.'s dirigible, "Reliance," be prohibited from flyihg over the municipal solarium. The petitions alleged that men and women sun bathers were exposed to the gaze of the dirigible's passengers. Pilot S. H. Sheppherd denied that he made a practice of deliberately flying over the solarium. He said passengers usually taken over the recreation pier make specific requests to Ise taken over the recreation pier which is near the solarium. Besides. he said the ship flies so high sun bathers cannot be discerned from the wooden benches on which they lie. Police Chief R. H. Noel made a flight with him today and concurred in the assertion. The City Attorney said there was no law against an airship flying anywhere the pilot pleased over St. Petersburg and no violation of Department of Commerce regulations was found. HOOVER PLEADS FOR HIS PLANS Congress And Nation Asked Tolinite In Support. PROSPERITY IS GOAL President Says Program Has Remedies For Ills. WASHINGTON., Dec. 11 (A7) .--- P r esi d ent Hoover tonight appealed to congress and the nation to throw their united support behind his program for setting , America on the path to prosperity. "It is a non-partisan program," he told newspapermen gathered about his desk, "I am interested In its principles rather than its details. I appeal for unity of action for its consummation." 'DEFINITE PROGRAM' The recommendations to 'which he referred were contained partially in his message to congress. Others he has expounded over the last few months. Some are already la effect Some await congressional action. Tonight he drew them all together and massed them in what he termeda definite program for turning the tide of deflation!' ' Reading at times from a prepared statement, which he held steadily and from. which he departed often. the President spoke swiftly but in a low even tone. "The broad purpose of this program," he asseted. "is- to restore the old job instead of create a made Job, to help the worker at the desk as well as the bench. to restore their buying power for the farmers'. productsin fact. turn the processes of liquidation and deflation and start the country forward all along the line. OUTLINES PROGRAM "This program will effect favorably every man. woman and child not a special class or any group." Reiterating past statements so that the country might have them all "thoroughly in mind." Mr. Hoover outlined the avenues of aid in brief as follows: 1. Drastic reduction of federal expenditures and a temporary tax I ncrease. 2. unemployment relief by united local action. 3. Continuance of part-time employment. 4. Strengthening of the Federal Land bank system. 5. Assistance to borne owners through banking extensions. 6. Partial return of deposits in closed banks. 7. Enlargement of federal reserve bank discount facilities. 8. Creation of an emergency reconstruction finance corporation.. 9. Assistance to all railroads by nrotection from unregulated (ContInued on Page 3, Col. 8) 0 Murder Is Charged In Death Of Couple CONROE, Texas. Dec. 11 (A')-- A murder indictment was returned late today by a sPecial grand jury here against Ricks Hill. operator of a motion picture machine in a small traveling show for "le axe slayings of two members of the troupe. Hill. Sheriff Ben Hicks believed, was In or near Woodland. Miss. He was believed by the Sheriff to have gone to that town several days ago, shortly after the killings. Ad-vices from Woodland had said authorities there were searching for the suspect. The indictment named the victims as L. H. Brownlee, 5Syear-old head of the show, and Martha Smith, 35, his employe. Previously they had not been definitely and officially identified. Journal To Give Charity Game - Share To Elks Christmas Fund are also selling tickets and will be very glad to sell them. The tickets will also be on sale at the stadium before the game starts. Although the weather is still unsettled both teams are going right ahead with preparations for this greatest of all football spectacles and have announced that they will play, rain or shine. A ready response greeted the sale of tickets yesterday and a large crowd is expected, especially if the sun shines. Fans are looking forward eagerly to the swiftness and faultless execution of plays that will prob (Continued on Page 3, Col. 5) PRICE 5 CENTS DEBT CHANGE DRAWS FIRE IN CONGRESS Mellon Comes To President's Aid As He Opposes Cancellation. ACTION ON MORATORIUM LIKELY TO BE DELAYED Administration's Prop osed Revision Stirs Probe Of Conditions. WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 W.As menacing opposition to President Hoover's proposal for revision of war debts burst from Capitol Hill, Secretary Mellon tonight gave assurance that the administration was opposed to cancellation. During the day there came from leaders of both partiesmany high In the councils of the administrationfirm declarations against further debt relief for Europe under existing conditions. - INQUIRY IS ASKED Secretary Mellon said in a statement President Hoover's recommendation to congress for recreation of the World War foreign debt commission carried no implication of cancellation. He said, however. it was the duty of responsible officials to investigate the ability of the debtors to pay the money due this country under the present world-wide economic situation. He cited the financial status of Great Britain and other European nations and declared: "These instances should suffice to demonstrate that to stand on the letter of our bond, and to -refuse to investigate or to consider the facts. is to fail in our responsibility to the American people whom we represent and to the debtors whose capacity to pay we ourselves undertook to determine." PARLEY ARRANGED - His statement followed closely an invitation of Undersecretary Mills of the treasury to back up with facts and figures for congressional leaders the statement of President Hoover that some European nations would not be in a position to pay their debt obligations after expiration of the moratorium. Mills arranged for a conference tomorrow, summoning Democratic leaders and some of his own party (Continued on Page 3, Col. 4) Today's Journal PAGE Cab driver robbed, slugged-. 12 Officers squabble over liquor raid 3 Editorials 4 Sports 9 Comics 8 "Today" 4 "Seen & Heard" 4 "City Girl" 12 "New York Day by Day" 4 "Nancy Page" 5 "Gay Talk" 8 "Hambone" 4 "Boners" 9 I THE WEATHER TENNESSEE Partly cloudy, slightly colder Saturday; Sunday increasing cloudiness followed by rain. KENTUCKY Partly cloudy and colder Saturday; Sunday increasing cloudiness followed by rain. (Data compiled at the local office. lJnIte4i States Weather Bureau. Brownlow building. for. The BLn."6- vine Journal.) Friday, December 11. 7a.m. 7 p. m. Barometer 30.04 22.97 Dry bulb 49 64 Wet bulb 48 61 ReWaVe humidity 91 81 Wind E-1 SW-5 Weather Cloudy. Clear. Highest temperature today .... 66 Same date last year ' Si Lowest temperature today 46 Same date last year 46 Mean temperature today 66 Same date last year , 48 Normal temperature this date 41 Same date last year 46 Mean temperature today Same date last year 48 Normal temperature this date.- 41 Accumulated excess in temperature since January 1 (degrees) 73S Precipitation for 24 hours ending 7 p m. today (inches). .01 Total precipitation since March 1 (inches) 3236 Total exoess in precipitation since December 1 (inches) 1.66 Sunrise 6:38 a. m Sunset 4:22 p. m. HOURLY TEMPERATURES 4 a. m 46 12 noon. 56 5 a. in. 48 1 p m. 57 6 a. m 50 2 p m. 63 a. in. 49 3 p in. 64 8 a. m 50 4 p m. 66 9 a. m 53 5 p m. 6,5 10, a. na 53 6 p m 64 11 a. m 54 7 p. ra. 64 -- RIVER FORECAST The Tennessee river at Knoxville will rise slowly during the next 35 hours. , WEATHER CONDITIONS ELSEWHERE WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 ( AP 1-- Weather bureau records of temperature and rainfall for the 24 hou.rs ending 8 p. m.. in the principal cotton-growing area and elsewhere. Station. Miem. Wri'm. Prec. Asheville 72 42 .00 Atlanta '70 50 .00 Birmingham 75 58 .00 Chicago 58 44 27 Cincinnati '70 44 .53 Denver .44 24 .00 Detroit C2 40 12 Jacksonville 80 6-6 .00 Kansas Cltv 5-5 50 .08 Little Rock 72 54 .62 Los Anizeles 5-5 45 .34 Louisville 70 48 .51 Memphis 70 58 .00 Miami '78 74 .00 New Orleans . 84 ee ,On New York 48 40 .02 Richmond 65 40 00 St. Lout. 66 ' 50 aa San Antonio 74 64 00 San Francist-o .. 50 42 .22 I C t R CU LATtOra pronnel satisfactory Dot ,,,. 4..,7,,,N4 I esn to i L'hinese and Japanese represental I letic House and I China and Japan. each of whom! dyes II 131aufeld'a. Ad I Antonio ... 4 64 II men and reporters of the papers, 1 Sa.o (Continued on Page 3, Cot. 5) San Francist-,o 50 41 r,1 .22 , - f 4 . ; t. , t & , t railroads I '' ''''' ' '' - - ---- - --- - -- " in this section within the next two ed it didn't have ho mo spitals and freight rate increases. estimated at mall. probably for a week. ware- 0,-no 000 yearly. housemen say. Dates fo r closing or three weeks. according to sta . ,-,e, than 10 0 . y. tistics coiled by various busi- other that we now con- ress heads and courts and compa- ster. 'So now unemployment relief ny. Investment bankers. . institutions Bider necessary.' said Mr. Demp- ' becomes anotber'governmental serv- officers when they came several en criticism from without lua seized an axe. crushing his i'--6'. Partial return of deposits in , outspok . and within its ranks over its hand- alaich the Interstate Commerce and opening have not yet been set. ling of the nation's affairs. commission recently allowed the roads. The directors will be asked to Trucks continue In long lines in the Henrietta avenue section while 1r6 a large number are at the West- O. Prince To Be Named father's skull. Then he went home and waited for the officers. That was the story he told the hours later to take him to jail. 7. Enlargement of federal re- closed banks. serve bank discount facilities. Partly cloudy and coieer saturday; Sunday increasing cloudiness fol- lowed by rain. (Data compiled at the local office. United States Weather Bureau. !: - When the government was start- 1 i. i ... t Brownlow building. for. The Kno- ! . 1 UNITY IS DOUBTED ice. It will be only temporary, of act o n the agreement reached to- er n avenue floor in anticipation of zen The scene of th tragedy Is . Assistnce to a - As Private Citizen 9all 1 GREENVILLE, -S. C. Dec. 11 (IP) (Continued on Page 3, Col. 6) day before December 21 and if no emptying the house early In the con8.strCurcettaotnionfinoafnacne ecomreporgreanticoyn.res about 16 miles southeast of Cross- by nrotertion from unregulated vine Journal) day, Deoember 11 . week. Planters floor No. 2 is filled WARSAW, Poland, Dec. 11 CIP)-- 7 a. m. 7 p. m. Dr. 'W. J. McGlothlin, president o bitch arises, the commission will while Bernard's floor No. 2 is be- Advices from Bucharest today said vine. Sheriff Baxter Slicegood Barometer 30.04 22.97 of the Southern Baptist convention. Rail Labor Bodies be asked in turn to allow the ing quickly covered with the golden Prince Nicholas of Rumania re- and three deputies investigated Dry bulb 49 64 . ! - crop of the section. It is expected ceived a visit from Minister of the raises to become effective soon today expressed the opinion that the slaying. !Continued en 3, Cot. 8) Wet bulb 48 61 i. t--endinz proposals for a uniorl. of Offer To Negotiate afterwards. probably by January 1. that the glut will cease following Interior Argetoianu and was in- a,a 'sr IL i Denied Murder Is Charged Relative humidity 91 81 , . : te Southern Baptist convention nd the Northern Baptsts re un- CHICAGO, Dec. II o the holidays, the farmers now at-Wind E-1 SW-5 ai a A')Organ- tempting to draw C ed his renunciation of his royal . likely to advance to a stage be- lied railway labor offered tonsht Tornado Kills Two, iday season. Albl for the hol- formed that King Carol had accept- All 1SS Noble In Death Of Couple Weather Cloudy. Clear. i ghest temperature toda . y ... 66 ' 'i yend fraternal cooperation and to negotiate with the managements rights and declared him a private Right To Join Actor CONROE, Texas. Dec. 11 UM-- ,Same date last year ' 51 crrnfidence" the problem of wage reductions. Injures 3 Others citizen. - SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11 CIP) A murder indictment was returned Lowest temperature today 4-6 replying for the present neither TEXARKANA, Ark.. Dec. 11 (A) Business Outlook Finding herself literally a "woman' late today by a special grand jury same date last, year Mean temperature today 4-6 5-6 i TREED Or CHARGES "yes" nor "no" to the suggestion In hop, skip and jump fashion. a Reported Brighter YOUR NAME without a country," Miss Ruth here against Ricks Hill. operator same date 1,1st year , 48 . , ' of immediate voluntary ten per PEORIA. III., Dec. 11 (Al.Ted - y p tornado skirted Texarkana early Noble, screen actress, today gave of a motion picture machine in a Normal temperature this date.- 41 cent- cuts. " - Newberry. Chicago "public enemy" today, killing a man and a woman , Making it clear that measures . NEW YORK, Dec. 11 UP)---The IN THE NEWS i up plans to join Seesue Hayakawa small traveling show for "le axe Acctumeuslianted Jexcessuaryini (tedemgperas; 731 film actor, n his native Japan. slayings of two members of the , and reputed Capone associate, alma to and injuring several persons, three ' relieve unemployment and to weekly mercantile reviews today Preciptation for 2A, hours end- ten other defendants in an alleged stabilize employment must be in- seriously. During a terrific rain- reported that in most sections of Names make news ... and Naturalization officials said they troupe. , ing 7 p. tn. today (inches). .01 conapiracy to supply many Illinois storm which followed several hours 02 accordingly you may expect would oppose on grounds of moral Hill. Sheriff Ben Hicks believed, - 1 . eluded In any agreement, the men - e country business has shown up better than for many weeks. plenty of news on the turpitude, any attempt on her part was in or near Woodland. Miss. He Total precipitation since March 1 (inches) ., 32.fr6 and Iowa communities with boot- ot sultry weather. the twister leg liquor. were acquitted by &lull- "Invited and urged" the manage- struck a mile north of the city at School Page of the Sun- to become repatriated. was believed by the Sheriff to have Total excess in precipitation in- federal court today. Fourteen ment to meet with labor leaders 2-30 a. In. Dun's tomorrow will- say: "Dis- day Journal... More than Miss Noble, who is the mother gone to that town several days since December 1 (inches). 1.66 other defendants were convicted. and negotiate to a conclusion" tributive trade this week In most 2,500 names will appear on of Hayaltawa's son, sailed from ago, shortly after the killings. Ad- Sunrise 6:38 a. m. Sunset 4:22 p. m. the pending issues. If the roads J. E. Harding, 50, a meat cutter. sections of the country has been the pageand among them Los Angeles on the same vessel vices from Woodland had said au- HOURLY TEMPERATURES 1 LICENSE TS REFUSED failed to accept this invitation, the whose borne was the first one hit, somewhat in excess of that for may be yours. The Sunday which the Japanese actor start- thorities there were searching for m. 4 12 xs n. 5 - on 4 a 6 oo 6 1 -o ! I - 1 . . 1,,....." I CUMPLETE NEWS , THE JOURNAL -if Prints the Most Ne , ws Local t 14 0 0,es, 0 '3' , 1 blP 1-- i Report of the - , , . - - : ' 1 4 ; I I 1 ' I 1 ) e ) ASSOCIATED PRESS State, National and interna f. i - ''' ' 1 1.111 ! 1 ) I1 (CPN-Leaviki.bitt:Ili 14 lit, i tionaland Prints Most --,,,- , , -,,, 40 , ' 4 1 iffs-,Y ,7 , 3 6 5B YD al- ey sa 8 ei nd thWeirYesear. of it First. ,11 . , Roo- U. S. Pat- 011. . VOL. XXXII NO. 13-1 . PRICE 5 CENTS . KNOXVILLE, TENN.. SATURDAY MORNING, DECE3IBER 12, 1931. Brpadcast Banned h ession tit Co test n 14-ourt n In Big Dirigible D Buy BERLIN, Dec. 11 QP).--Adolt DuRING TALE! ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. Hitler. Germany's No. 1 Fascist, DIE TM DASH 11 UP).--The annual dispute be- DRAws FIRE ApronAntg Anti nudA 141111 i I 1 1 11 1 SHOPPING 11 1 DAYS TO CHRISIllAS I I I I I I I tare and raInfall to the 24 nou.rs - 7 - - I I PARIS. Dec. 11 (A')The League will have a delegate on the corn-li IL 4"1,," wild ending 8 p. m.. In the principal cot- i , . . l' -11.).."'' I ----"---e------: - I I of Nations was looking for five 1 mission. Those prominently men-1 I - .. t ...... .. . . ---..:. unbiased men tonight to bring tioned include General Bernard - -- 1. c ,-;-..,----.--s, - 1- Readers of The Journal enjoy the. nrivi ournal football team. hich plays very glad to ell them. The s lecre nf .01 VILLA. LI wL 0 NJL .1 At V .1-1.11,-41, T Lill! CLI tl 0.40,(.1 13,CLALLIS LI, 1,L v.,. ca,AL,a s tongrowing areas and elsewhere. J w be station. M'x the News-Sentinel in a charity tiekets will sIsh he on sale at the Asheville 'al. Mri'm. Pre. c 72 42 00 I --4di--1 - I I loaem Lae L.4115 111,-P-6134, 1 I 4Jy 1 y UI 1.1.111 e LIL LI I I - - -- r - - I Itct TY1 CA t 2 "ri yn Slinti fa V &if STrtith- ,,,, ..,4, a I in 50 I I dispute in Manchuria. 1 national committee: for- I I perusing. the advertisements of Knoxville's leadine- II d - &hese d. . ''"a I b Ukig JUJU LAJ ttl a iarc; - g(m stiLium, ti Arid I vpstpreav 1 , I Birmlngham - ..".fr . . The Council has appointed a mer ,t-inance Minister Carlo Schan-r e y or ,,,, ' ''' --- ---th .ilatnougri Ine weezner is b Liti chleagó 58 44 .27 - committee oomposed of Chairman zer, of Italy, and Vittorio Cerruti, Groc b ers and Meat Houses, Bakeries- and manufac- that its &hare or the proceeds Christm w unsettled both teams are going Cincinnati 70 44 1 - 83 - - ,, - Arit an, o rar t th side Bridf France. Lord Italian diplomat. right ahead with preparations r Denver .44 2.4 .00 . turer of food prodc on uts. These messages printed e turned ove o e as fo ted fund raised each year by the local 1---, . . . . -4. Tyrell or Lord Cecil. of Great When Ambassador Charles G. s this greatest of all football spec- Detroit s2 40 .12 t hapter of Elks. 80 66 .00 ,t --...... -- - Britain, Salvador de Madariaga, of Dawes left today for London he Friday and Saturday contain many specially priced c Harry Hyman, who has charge Kansas Cltv 58 50 .08 . " - snain and Erik A. Colban. of I refused to comment on the prom- they will play, rain or shine. A - ::.t- -.), th f ueadp Little Rock 72 54 .62 . , .7". or-way, to name e members oft inent if unobtrusi articles of best quality. o the fnd. r ily acceted the pla ve role he has tacles and have announced that Jacksonville ready response greeted the sale 1 , - N ffer and aised thers f Los Ance es 5,5 48 .34 , 4 , - .'..i'a- P the neutral commission which will been playing in the league's work o p 70 48 .51 carry out the terms of its peace for the past month. Information Save time and money by shopping-, in The Journal the bit they are doing for charity. of tickets yesterday and a large Loul,,ine crowd is expected, especially if memphls 70 58 .0n resolution. from league quarters Indicated TICKETS ON SALE . the sun shines. Miami -78 74 .00 . New Orleans 84 s ,0 s ,1 gioes-r 'FREEZE t)P. They are expected to be en- that Dawes prevented on several first and then "buy today's groceries on today , mar- 'rickets for Knoxville's battle of Fans are looking forward eager- 7,4 4a . ew York 4n .n2 KEEP YouR gaged for several days and they occasions in an Indirect way the ket prices." the century have been placed on ly to the swiftness and faultless 51,..00D sale at eaver's cafe. the Ath- execution of plays that will prob- 4n no may have difficulty in selecting a rupture of negotiations with the - 66 0 ' 5 aa AM'S PI(DeltV lei W sRtic.huomounici. ..... 66 , -----.1 ,.(4.(.,-.r., hd-rti, erf (mt.... .r.-t t.n.-.,.... from...0.r... lath. 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