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It wasn't bad driving in a eloped car yesterday. See the many offers in today's Classified ads. Central Illinois Home NEWSpaper Since 1846 fcOTII YEAR. NO. 276. BLOOMINGTON, ILL, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 18, 1926.-TWENTY-TWO PAGES SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS d in . . u MM NICARAGUA REQUESTS UNITED STATES HELP IN RESTORING PEACE I. SHE IN COUNTRY Secretary Kellogg Issues a Warning New Government Gets Recognition. I B, Ailwlttrt PriH) W ashlnglon, Nov. 17. The spectre if a Mexicun-fostered bolshevlst In lemony intervening between the I .'nited Stales and Hie 1'a nainii canal ii is thrust Itself Into Auieiican-Mcx-i .:ni relations, already strained. This striking development in Latin-Am. rican relations, which has been h iteiing near the surface for several . ks, came to light today with an a I 'peal by Adolfo Diaz, new president . I Nicaragua for American interven-i ni to remore peace In tiiat country a:,. I formed the background of a u ;i ruing by Secretary Kellogg that interference from outside sources" in .Nicaraguan political affairs was :"wed with concern In Washington. 1'resident Diaz Immediately upon Ins recognition by the United State, which was extended today In the i nil of a note by Lawrence Dennis, American charge at Managua, sought .inerican aid aguiiiHt a liberal revo-lu'inii, supported by .Mexico. While the American secretary of mile did not go beyond "outside p urees" in explaining the recognition of Diaz as the constitutional had of Nicaragua, his warning was handed on official reports showing repeated gun-running expeditions fr.m Mexican ports to Nicaraguan tn! and Guatamala. ' Kallogg'i Statement. In his statement, Mr. Kellogg said li- hoped Diaz' overtures to the Nica- j niguan liberals, In which he prom ised general amnesty ana caninei I"sts and sought cooperation in ending the revolt, would be accepted as t ie revolution had creuted "a condition which Invited further Interference from outside sources; a state of affairs which must cause concern to every friend of stability in Central America." Another development In the sltu-tlon today was a call on 1'resident Ooolirtge by Charles Eherhardt, American minister to Nicaragua, who h is been In this country on leave. He will depart for his post soon. What action the Washington ad ministration will take on the Diaz request for Intervention was not forecast. It had not reached the state department tonight from Managua. I'ndoubtedly, however, It affords a hasls upon which could be founded employment of American naval forces in Nicaraguan waters to prevent the landing of arms from Mexico for the revolutionists should the Washington Kwernment deem the situation serl-(us enough to warrant that action. The develonments today served to dim-lose the reasons for the added erlousness with which Mexican-American relations have been considered here for the last ten days. For me moment, me quesuon oi iie.n;un Interference In Central American countries, presumably for the purpose of fostering radlcnl propaganda nd bolshevlst philosophy, has swept eff the stage other questions pending between Mexico and the T'ni'ed States such as the oil and land law and claims controversies. U. S. Is Watching. While there Is no sign as yet that ra.lnal theories similar to those of the Russian soviet regime have taken my deep hold anywhere In Central America, tha government cannot fail to he deeply concerned as to the purposes of Mexican Interference because of the geographical position of these countries, Intervening as they do between the United States and the Panama canal. Even In the diplomatic exchanges on t lie Mexican land laws there has eii Increasingly evident a feeling In high official circles here that at 'he bottom, American relations with llexlco are, have been and promise to continue to be clouded by opposing theories of government between tthkh it has been possible thus far to find a common meeting ground on lilch to rest understandings and -reements. The Weather Man INDICATIONS FOR TODAY Illinoia. Cloudy In south, mow In north Union Tlmnday; oolJw near Lake Mtriiigan; ftMw mottljr cloudy, proluhlj followed by "r' or riin; illghtly rmr. LOCAL WEATHER RECORD "nm.um, 88; minimum, 31. 7 i. m. 1 p. m. 7 p. m. 'Wmomeier 84 33 88 B"mMr 28.80 2.75 28.75 Cloudy ; nonlmrt nind; .88 Inch preripiu-; inchw mow. TEMPERATURES I.ownt Hilht Tiiexluy ,, T P.M. W.lnedJ. NWIil lots 60 r,( 4 a V''"nnrille no H SO Orlem 811 72 Al! - ' ' 41) 40 82 ii,"''''lti .',2 .10 84 "J" 44 4S 8t " 2 24 2S 2H 24 u ' ' rlH lco .... (15 (18 .'HI ""'"'li't 20 22 IN Today's P.ntagrapb Page Jjariculturs 18 oy Scout Section 16 jsaifiod Page , 21 J;0, Irvin S '. 4 Court 6 Editorial .'.'.'.7. 4 "-st Aid 5 Jun Shop 4 arden Hints 9 lm on Tax Reduction 5 Hnie and Community 9 "terview Editorial '. 4 "vestm.nts, Everyman's 20 Local Statistics 3 Karketa nd Financial 20 Normal . 20 E!8d'o 17 ailrod 5 fwisl Story . 14 Society 8 Ports 12-13 Iody's Views 4 wt Sid 20 Old Confederate Flag; If Found at Hannibal Hannibal, Mo., Nov. 17. VP) An old Confederate flag wrapped In a Chicago Times dated March 24, 1863, was found this morning by workmen In the wall of an old residence here which Is being remodeled. Records show the building was erected In the early sixties and It Is be'levod the f l.i k was put In the house when the house was being built. SNOW FALL BREAKS Storm Swept Five Midwest States, Causing Delay to Transportation. (By AiMclalad Praia Chicago, Nov. 17. Records for November snowfall were broken In the central west today as heavy snow swept into the corn belt from the northwest and moved eastward. Before nightfall St. Louis had more than five inches of snow; Sprlngtiold more than four inches, and other cities in the area proportionato amounts, more than ever measured so early in the winter. The storm touched Kansas, Mis souri, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana, and was spreading toward the Atlantic coast. Altho fairly low temperatures accompanied the storm, must of the snow melted as It fell. Some transportation lines reported slight Inconvenience and football teams practiced in the snow or In doors. At Kewanee, 111., snow shovels were pressed into service to keep railroads and highways clear. In many places the snow was carried by a drifting wind which gave It the proportions of a blizzard. Southwest Is Hit. Kansas City. Nov. 17. JP) The southwest got a touch of real winter today, when a strong northwest wind swept down, carrying snow to some sections. Snowfall was general over Missouri, where temperatures were below freezing, with a further drop predicted for tonight. Snow flurries were experienced In Kansas City. In Oklahoma, temperatures had dropped to around 80 degrees early tonight A light snowfall, the first of the season, fell at Tulsa, and Enid i reported "snow Teas felt the breath of winter. The thermometer stood at 40 at Fort Worth, with a freeze predicted tonight, and It was getting colder in the I'an-Handle, where freezing temperature already prevailed. Flurries of snow over most of Kansas accompanied the cold snap, but there were no reports of a heavy downfall from any section. Traffic Impeded. Jacksonville. 111., Nov. 17 P The more than four Inches of snow that fell here today seriously impeded traffic. Two state highway routes out of the city are reported blocked by huge drifts of snow and others are being kept open to travel with difficulty. Fifteen automobiles and a huge bus are tied up for the night In a drift about twelve miles south of here on route 3, and conditions on route 10, between Jacksonville and Springfield, are reported to be nearly as bad. At New Berlin, east of here, every rentable room la taken by stranded autoists. Seven Inches at Peoria. Peoria, 111., Nov. 17. (JPt Snow, which hag been almost continually falling here for 25 hours, surpassed all records of snow for this month since the weather bureau was established ere forty years ago. More than seven Inches has fallen. No damage has as yet been reported from utility companies, altho street car and train service has been slowed up considerably. Cashier's Body Found Jefferson City, Mo., Nov. 17. (JP) The body of James Dickinson, 63, cashier of the Farmers bank of Mo-kane. Mo., was found today on tli Missouri river bridge here. He had been shot thru the right temple. An opened pocketbook and a piece of Iron pipe, wrapped In a ruhber tube, were found near the body. The coroner silJ he believe Dickinson had been shot by robbers. Prince Carol's Marital Troubles Given Airing in French Court; Former Wife, Zizi, Wants Jler Rights Paris. Nov. 17. (IP) The obligations of former Crown Prince Carol of Rumania to his former morganatic wife, Mme. Zlzl Lambrlno and the status of their six year old son, Mircea, will be the subject of a judgment to be rendered next week ly the Seine tribunal. Tlls court with Mme. Lambrlno attending solely during her own lnw-yers'pliudings. devoted this afternoon to listening to the airing of Carol's marital woes, the reading of l.ls love letters to Zizi and his be-seedlings to Queen Marie to allow him to retain Zihl as his wife. Carol was not present, being represented by the ocinl's. deputy. M. Paul-Bon-cour. Zizi, whom her lawyer, Albert Salmon, styled Madame J. Lambrlno, "former Princess Von Hohenzollern" wearing a velvet mantle and blue lint twitched her fingers and rubbed her nose nervously while her attor ney went into the most intimate details of her romance with the crown prince. He read letters from Carol to Queen Marie beginning "Dear mama," nd insisting. 1 cannot nave iizi left In this ridiculous and equivocal i.osition and never could I admit that the child to be born out of our marriage should ' be considered Illegitimate." Queen Marie, the attorney declared, never replied. M. Salmon, in the course of his address to the court, DEBT RETIREMENT Bankers and Economists Prefer This Plan to Tax Rebate, Says Lawrence. MELLON PROGRAM WINS By David Lawrence. Copyright lftifil by tha lHy I'untairai. By Spaelal Leaied Wire. Washington, Nov. 17. l'resldent Coolldge now has definitely committed himself to the Idea of a tax credit which shall apply on income tax payments made next year. The president's view point officially expressed with that of Secretary Mellon but pointedly leaves the working out of details to the house of representatives whose constitutional function It is to originate revenue laws. There Is evidence that notwithstanding the position taken by both the president and the secretary of the treasury, many bankers and economists have written In to say that all the surplus should be uRed to retire the public debt Instead of being refunded. Majority For Rebate. While the number who represent this school of thought may be small in comparison to the larger number who want a tax rebate of some kind, the significance of these communications is that the matter of public debt retirement Is every dny winning converts. Hack of the Idea is the argument that every dollar of public debt retired means less interest charges and that as the fixed charges of tho government diminish the bud get requirements of the treasury will correspondingly be decreased. Similarly, the borrowing power of the American government Is enhanced so that funds needed for current requirements can be obtained from investors at relatively low rates of Interest another economy which is reflected in" a diminished cost of operation for the whole government But the president has taken his stand on the side of a tax credit. He has not indicated, however, how much shall go back to the taxpayer and how much shall go for debt retirement. A determined effort may be made by a gioup In congress to apply more money to debt retirement than has been contemplated. The trend of opinion In congress, however, Is unmistakably in the direction of applying all sums above sinking fund requirements to the rebate plan. President's View. Mr. Coolldge's view that the tax credit shall be given during the year 1927 either In one credit next March or a part In March and a part In June is based on recommendations from the treasury that this would be the simplest way to handle the opera. tion. To deduct at one time the entire 1250.000,000 rebate and there are some' suggestions that It may be higher would bring about such a shrinkage in next March's receipts as to require heavier borrowings by the government to take care of current expenditures for the months Immediately following. So the treasury would like to have the credit distributed. The taxpayer will probably not object very strenuously because he himself takes four Installments In which to pay his taxes. It has been suggested, however, that In the case of those taxpayers w ho pay their whole Hx bill at one time, the credit can be deducted in one lump. This nay opera'e In some instances as an Inducement to pay the government the whole bill In March instead t In June, September and Decem ber. The tax credit plan is gradually being clarified so that when congress takes It up. the chances are there will be little dispute on the method of applying the credit and the discussion will center on the percentage of the rebate and the problem of changing rates. Southern Illinois Coal Is Shipped to- England Horrin, 111., Nov. 17. W Two trainloads of southern Illinois coal, 4.000 tons each, which left Zcigler Monday afternoon via Centralia for New Orleans, consigned to the Bell and Zoller collieries for shipment to England, arrived at New Orleans today at noon, making the trip In 42 hours. This Is said to have established a record for such a shipment and is the second time In the history that coal mined in this section has been shipped to Europe. The previous record was 51 hours, 15 minutes, made a week ago. Woman Burns to Death St. Louis. Nov. 17. (JP) Mrs. The resa Niehaus, 66. who lived alone In second floor flat was burned to death todav . when her clothing caught fire, apparently from a candle. flayed the entire Rumania governmental system, asserting that the HohenzollernB had caused tho in-insertion In the constitution of a clause providing t-it no member should attempt to ifferest the presidents of the senate and chamber In having the nu'liflcution decree set aside. "The Rumanian parliament." he said, "Is elected under the orders of the monarcny." Mme: Lambrlno, her counsel explained, received Carol's letter of rupture of November 16, 1920. The prince wrote: "I am vanquished. Love of my country has forced my hand. I resisted to the Inst but circumstance beyond 'my control compel the decision." All Mme. Lambrlno obtained In the way of legal papers for Mircea, continued, M. Salmon, was his birth certificate making him out an illegitimate child. "She insists that he have the name of Hohenzollern from tha beginning of his school career." M. Salmon exclaimed, summoning Carol thus to regularize the situation and pay the bursar of the Lycee Michelet, at the same time, granting Mme. Lambrlno ten million francs, the amount of damages she claims for prejudice caused her. Asserting emphatically that Mircea was born before the. an nulment decree was effective which M. Paul Bonoour vigorously com- Five Students Expelled on "Floating University" Toklo, Nov, 17, Five students aboard the steamer Rynd-ham, the "floating university" organized for American college youths, have been expelled from the school on charges of misconduct and will be sent back when the ship reaches Kobe. The nature of their alleged misconduct was not specified and their names were not given. The action was taken by the students' council aboard the ship, which is on its way around the world. IS Long Sought Founder of the House of David Must Answer Criminal Charges. (By AuoclaUd Preci) Benton Harbor, Mich., Nov. 17. Benjamin Purnell, 69 year old "king" dethroned by state police early to- day from his House of David leader ship, was back In Shlloh temple, house of the cult, tonight; after being released under bonds totalling $120,000. Ho Is charged with criminal assault by two former girl members or the colony. Sought for more than three years as a despoiler of young womanhood under the guise of religious rites, the gaunt, long-haired king, who In llh'3 founded the colony from which it has been estimated he has derived i $200,000, was taken from his sleeping iL.ii.K-in ly ujiiuy uy mine puuce. The cult lender was forced to supply $10,000 on each of two capiases served In connection with damage suits started by the girl complainants. This was in addition to the two criminal bonds of 50,000 each. It was no dashing philanderer whom the police found when they entered the colony's administration building, instead, there was a feeble old man, hardly able to walk without assistance, a taciturn, silent man who admitted his identity and then ielt what more there was to be said to his wife. "Queen Mary." It was with "Queen Mary" that Purnell left the Kentucky foothills more than a quarter of a century ago to preach his strange doctrine that he is the bruther of the Saviour and that those who believe with him will be Immortal. The Purnells went to Detroit and became members of the colony of the notorious "Prince Mike" Mills. When Mills was sentenced to prison on charges involving women, the Purnells came to Benton Harbor and founded their colony. - , Two girls made the charges which prompted a worlilIdp ilWsTBrH tne man who once was denounced by Federal Judge John E. Slater as the man who "plated sin with the gold of religion." The girls, one 20. the other 2! years old, swore that Purnell had criminally assaulted them while they were members of the colony. "Blood purification rites'' was the explanation the "king" made for the liberties the sisters charce were taken, not only with them but with other girl members of the colony. Polics Given Tip. Four thousand dollars In rewards was the lure that brought a delinite tip to the authorities of Purnell'a wheieahouts. Kdwnrd Capps ol Men-ton Harbor, was the first to Intimate to the police that Purnell might be at the colony Mrs. Bessie Wood-worth, a former member, also told officers that Purnell was Inside the colony confines a year ago and that she had every reason to believe he still was there. Purnell also faces action by the state which seeks to disband tho cult. The state in Its court proceedings has branded the king as "a religious Impostor, a pious fraud and a bigamist." Purnell and "Queen Mary" also are charged in the state petition lor a receivership with converting thousands of dollars worth of property contributed by members of the colony to their own uses. Calls It "Frame-up." Benton Harbor, Mich., Nov. 17. (IP) "It's a frame-up," Benjamin Pur- j noil, King' ol Hie House ol U.ivi cult, told ihe Associated Press today following his arrest early today. "It's a frame-up," he repeated. "1 have done none of these things." The white-haired apostle denied he had remained at tho cumy (luiiir; the time he tuts been a fugitive from Justice. Mt. Vernon Merchant Dead Mt. Vernon. 111.. Nov. 17. tfP) G. K. M. Ward, 72, proprietor of one of the largest department stores in southern Illinois and twice mayor of Mt. Vernon, died at his home here last night after a prolonged illness. bitted M. Salmon concluded with an attack on tho Rumania monarchy, comparing It with the French dynasty of the eighteenth century. The attorney did not cite any letters from Carol to King Ferdinand but produced one from Carol to Zizi, in which he recounted that he had begged and pleaded with his mother to have the decree quashed, but un-availingly. M. Paul-Boncour's defense is based on, the incompetency of the French court to settle a question between Rumanian subjecis; on the fact that Mme. Lanibrinn never appealed to the Rumanian courts to offset the annulment; that Mircea, according to the strict legal viewpoint, could not he considered born within 300 days, of the nullity decree and therefore was born out of wedlock; relating to damages that there was no breach of promise Inasmuch na their marriage at Odessa, was legal until set aside, and furthermore that Zizi was receiving 110,000 French francs annually, which would go to Mircea in the event of her demise; and, tinally, that the roy-il Hohenzollern house deliberately winked at her in fraction of a signed convention, of a signed convention with the bank of Rumania In which she solemnly engaged not to bother the royalties under penalty of losing her whole fortune of 2,200,000 francs. CESS I Her Car, Enroute to Indianapolis, Was Forced Into Ditch at Grant Park. ALL ARRIVED SAFELY (By AiiociiumI rVeao Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 17. Marie, queen of Kurnania, was welcomed to Indiana tonight unmindful of the adventures that had belallen her children, 1'rlnce Nicolas and Princess lltuna, In an overland . drive from Chicago. None iiau informed the queen of the illness of the princess, wiiicn lor a time threatened a stop at a .ios-pital at Danville, 111. The royal children, aftei a series of mishaps on the rain-drenched roads of Illinois and Indiana, reached the Indiana capital In mud-encrusted motor em ' wllill! ,he cltV u,ul B,,i,e were voicing their welcome to Marie. The Ku manian travelers were reunited at a banquet and dance which culminated the stay in Indianapolis. The party was scheduled to leave Indianapolis for Louisville at 12:30 a. m. The- first to greet Queen Marie at Indianapolis, was Hilton V. Brown of the lnulanapolls News, who had crossed liiun Europe with her on the liner Leviathan. Mr. Brown was lemming from a trip thru Uussla. In the welcoming party at the tta-tion was a delegation of Rumanian women in native costume. Mirie alighted to hear a salutation In her native tongue. Places a Wreath. With the beams of giant spotlights illuminating the base of die Soldierj and Sailors monument, 1 looslerdom's tribute to its soldier dead of all wars,, rigul In a coat of gold cloth, placed a wreath at the base of the shatt. A winter drizzle fell thruout the trip around the city. At the city library the Rumanian queen received the city's welcome, Mayur John L. Duvall presenting her wltn a gold key. Here too she received u set of James Whitcumb Riley's poems autographed by ' veral of Indiana's contemporary authors. Responding to a presentation of a pair of hose woven in an Indianapolis mill from spun gold, Marie le-marked: "They are always welcome " Tne state's official salutation 1o the hist qu. en to visit Indiana was voiced at the state house by Oov-ernor Ed Jackson. Following an hour's rest at the Columbia, club, Aiarlekv.-5iila4. Ji-ana were guests at a banquet in the club. Presents City's Gift. Mr. Brown pr sented to her the city's gift of a gold bass-relief of the Indiana world war memorial plaza, following the banquet "This that I now present to you, In behalf of the city of Indianapolis. (Continued on Page 2, Col. 7.) ' Dry League Gets iusy Movement Launched To Combst Wet Campaign or Plank in 1928. Washington. Nov. 17. P A vigorous campaign to combat the "movement to nominate a wet candidate for the presidency and to Insert a wet plank In the national party platforms" has been mapped out for the Anti-Saloon League. The organisation's executive committee evolved three general project to meet the "challenge" of modificatlonlst forces "effectively" in the campaign leading up to the 1 928 presidential race. In this plan emphasis was placed upon efforts to reach "the Indifferent voter with information on the issues involved, and to arouse the non- voter to the ne. d for his exercise of the franchise to defeat the highly. erginlzed minority. It also contein plated Immediate expansion of the league's "educational" program which has been relaxed since ratification i f the 18th amendment and invigor ating of the organization's activities. Smith and Vare Cases Likened to Newberry's Washington, Nov. 17. (IP) IncI dentally calling attention to prospec tlve contests over the seating of Frank L. Smith of Illinois and William S. Vare of Pennsylvania as Republican members of the senate, the Democratic national committee sent out a statement today recording that only 12 of the 46 senators who voted to seat Truman H. Newberry of Michigan would remain in olllce after March 4, next. "Vare of Pennsylvania and Smith of Illinois, whose champaigns present a new 'slusi' fun.l problem, received small majorities In the recent elections by comparison with past Republican figures." said the statement. "A contest Is In prospect similar to that over the seating of Newberry. The G. O. P., which has the animal for an emblem, now has a white elephant on Its hands." Convict Describes Murder of Warden Klein at Juliet .Toilet, 111.. Nov. 17. (PI Another convict. Emll Ruth, eye witness of the murder of Deputy Warden Peter N. Klein of the Illinois stato penitentiary on May five, told details of the as: lult at the trial of six fellow convicts hero this afternoon. He corroborated the story told by Convict Larson. , Ruth said he was standing In the doorway of the vestibule In the solitary prison when he saw five convicts rush in nnd viciously attack Klein. Ho said he saw convict Stalesky hit Klein over the head with an Iron bar. and saw Bernardo Roa, another convict, pull a knife from Klein's chest. He did not see Roa lilt Klein, however. Tomorrow the prosecution may of fer further eye witness testimony. Child Dies of Injury St. Louis, Nov. 17. lPl After liv ing for nearly four months with a bullet hole thru her brain, Norma Christian, three, died today of cerebral absess Until a few days av.o, nnrfronnH hplleved she wnlllit rerover She was accidentally shot last July JO, by her sister, Ruth, five. FEDERAL JURY INDICTS A CHICAGO CITY JUDGE ON CONSPIRACY CHARGE Mrs. Jane Gibson Signs a Paper Relieving Hospital of Responsibility. (By AuoclaUd PresO Somerville, N. J., Nov. 17. A writ of habeas curpus for the appearance In court of Mrs. Jane Gibson, state's star witness In the Hall-Mills murder trial, will be sought If the authorities at Jersey City hospital, where she Is ill, refuse to permit her removal to Somerville tomorrow, Special Prosecutor Alexnnder Simpson declared tonight "I have been In communication with the hospital," he said. "The superintendent snld she could be moved, hut the dortors there are assuming the same attitude the Somerville doctors did and hanging an air of mystery to the thing." The last bulletin issued today by Dr. Charles Kelly, houso physician, announced the woman would not he moved today and that "another bulletin would be Issued tomorrow." The murder trial was halted today pending a possible change for the better In the condition of Mrs. Gibson. Mrs. Gibson collapsed In the court room on the first day of the trial and was taken to Somerset county hospital. Dr. Kelly said today while Mrs. Gibson was improving the mte of her Improvement was not rapid enough to permit her to be brought here to testify from a stretcher, as the prosecution plans. The defense has announced she will be cross examined severely. The defense intends tn call Mrs. Selome Cernner to discredit the ver acity of her daughter, Mrs. Gibson. Almost half of the 75 witnesses already called by the stele have been questioned minutely bv the prosecutor along lines to elicit testimony such as would buttress Mrs. Gibson's story as she has told It previously. The defense announces that It pnbahly will call 40 witnesses, Including nil three defendants. The state vlrtiinlly hns completed Its rase with only the woman firmer remaining to cup ths climax. Signs Release. Jersey City, N. J., Nov. 1 7. oP) The state s star witness In the Hall-Mills murder trial. Mrs Jane Gibson, tonight signed a release relieving the Jersey City hospital of all responsibility In rasp she suffers 111 results from her trip to Somerville tomorrow to testify. Mrs. Gibson will be taken Into the court room on a stretcher. Missouri Merchant Shot by His Former Partner Moberly, Mo., Nov. 17 P) George Sours, fil. a retired merchant was shot nnd killed here early today by Frark Forney. Sours'' former partner. A business squabble was blamed for the shooting. Armed with a revolver. Sours is alleged to have forced entrance to Forney's home and to have tired at Mrs. Forney but missed, nnd then ta have fired three times et Forney before Forney got his revolver from a drawer ami sent four bullets into Sours. Forney, who was wounded In the hand, said he thought the intruder was a burglar. Dr. Palmer of Davenport Denies Station Is Sold Davenport, Iowa, Nov. 17. W Dr. B. J. Palmer, owner of radio station WOC Davenport today put an end to rumors Which have been In circulation recently that the station was to be sold by vigorously denying that such a jilan was contemplated. Dr. r.-jlmer's statement was prompted by the report published In a newspaper In central Illinois that the station was about to change hands. "We have never had any intention of selling, renting or leasing WOC snd will contlntte to operate the station as long as the government permits us to do so," Dr. Palmer declared. Policeman Is Wonnded Carllnvllle, III., Nov. 17. M) George staats, 50, night policeman was shot and fatally wounded early this morning when he and another officer attempted to arrest two negroes wanted In Godfrey for robbing a special sgent, James Stelner. A posse of deputies and local residents after an all night search found no trace of the fugitives. Early Relief Legislation Demanded of Congress by Corn-Cotton Meeting (By AuoclaUd Pru) St. Louis, Nov. 17. Early legisla tion to "enable the farmers to control and manage excess supplies of crops at their own expense so as to secure cost or production with a reasonable profit," was demanded of congress In a declaration of principles adopted at the closing session here today of the Corn and Cotton States Conference. "We assert our conviction," the statement says, "that such legislation must function thru and foster co operative marketing." Outstanding points of the declaration are: Endorsement of the federal farm board plan sponsored by Frank O. Lowden, former governor f Illinois a plan similar In principle to the Mc- Nary-Huugen bill of hist winter to create a board with power to with hold surplusses and pro rate the cost among producers. Criticism of both political parties In congress for failure in the past to provide adequa farm relief. A demand fo mmediate reduction In tariff duties on such basic materials as aluminum, steel and chemicals, which duties. It Is charged, "afford shelter for price-fixing monopolies." A suggestion for congressional In Thanksgiving Dinner Costs More This Year Chicago, Nov. 17. IPi America's Thanksgiving dinner will cost about 1 173,000,000, It was estimated today by Miss Marie K. Johnson of the better health bureau here, some 119.000.000 more than It did lat fall. She reckoned the cost of the turkey and all the trimmings will average 16.40 a family. Fred Stanek Wins Contest at Fremont, Neb. Carl Seilcrs, III., Runner Up. (By Anoclatcd Preii) Fremont, Js'eb., Nov. 17. On the wind and snow swept corn field on the Joe Roberts farm, five miles from Fermont, today, Fred Stanek, Iowa's champion corn husker, added a line or two to Iowa's famous corn song by showing eleven of the best rorn buskers of the nation how to shuck corn to scamper away with the prize of the corn belt the national champion corn husking title. Working like a machine despite the tremendous handicap of snow and recent rains that robbed the cornstalks of their crlspness, Stanek shucked and husked 2S.2 bushels of corn in SO minutes, beating his nearest opponent by 2.9 bushels. It was a clean cut victory for the Iowa champion. Not only did he have the largest poundage but be had the least number of pounds deducted for gleanings. Here Is the result; Stanek, 28.2 bushels; Joe Sudik, Nebraska champion, 25.3 bushels; Carl Sellers. Illinois champion runner-up. 25.2 bushels; Otto Sorenson, Ne- I bra ska champion runner-up, 2a. 1 j bushels; Merle Pottross, Iowa cham-' pion runner-up, 25.04: Henry Muasa, South Dakota champion. 22.9 bush-I els; William Fry, Missouri rham-I pion, 22. 58 bushels: Bertha Nelson, I Minnesota champion runnectip, 22.5 bushels: Walter Schmidt, Minnesota champion. 21.8 bushels: Charles Budd. Indiana champion, 21.80 bushels: Elmer Williams, Illinois champion and 1925 national champion, 21.3 bushels, nnd Layton Roberts. Missouri champion runner-up, 19.1 bushels. Complain of Corn. Former Champion Williams, known as the "praying" husker. took his defeat In good spirits as did the others, but attributed his poor showing to the fact that the Nebraska corn is drilled corn snd different from th:it In Illinois, where the nations! contest was held last year. Williams still holds the world's record of 35.8, which he established last year. The Minnesota contestants also mentioned this handicap. Stanek said he had been defeated In three contests before he won the Iowa championship nt Grundv Center. Of all contestants, Williams was the most colorful. Before entering the fray the Illinois champion and his wife offered prayer for victory. "That's why I win. I pray like any Christian man." Williams ex plained as he pulled his bible- from his jatchel. While all other hunkers, with their drivers. Judges nnd gleaners wore heavy clothing Williams went nt his task bsreheaded, with his sleeves rolled up despite the downpour of snow. But he could not vie with the rest of the leaders. Five thousand persons witnessed the contest. Driver of "Vampire" Car Admits Running Down Man Dixon. 111., Nov. 17. 0P1 Vnnwnre mat tne man ne had run down on the Lincoln highway near here M"n day night had died until he read Tuesday evening's paper. Harry Trostle of Dixon, this morning surrendered to the police nnd admitted being the driver of the "JVampIre" car which struck nnd killed Frank Miller. 33, ex-service man, as the victim was walking on the pavement. Trostle said Miller and his employer. M. K. Mnrtln, were walking tn the middle of the road and he thought them would-be holdup fnen. U. S. Gunboat to China Toklo. Nov. 17. 4) The navy de. partment anonunced today It was sending a gunboat to Canton because of the increase of piracy In Chinese waters. vestigation or certain phases of agrarian legislation, particularly the inter-relationships which appear to give Industrial advisers, interested as dealers and speculators, a deciding voice, In the enactment and administration of agricultural legislation. A demand tor a permanent program for cotton and criticism of the plan ol the president's cotton commission, to withdraw 4,000,000 surplus bales from the market as "unequitable" and a "temporary expedient." A defense of the "bloc system" In congress and a request that senators und representatives from agricultural regions "organize themselves into an aggressive and effective unit, regardless of party, to express and work for the economic interests of agriculture." The closing section of the statement calls attention to the "spirit of unity and harmony which domiiiatc this conference" and the highly significant fact that representative farmers and farm organization leaders from south and north "had got together successfully for the first time." i The conference did not form any permanent organization. Two Captains Among Tnose Listed in Seventy-Five Indictments Returned. (By Anoclaud Pnu) Chicago, Nov. 17. A municipal Judge, two police captains, and a host of police and saloon keepers of Chicago were Indicted today by a federal grand Jury on charges of conspiracy to violate the prohibition law. Seventy-five indictments were returned and Identification of men and women named ranted from the secretary to chief of police Morgan A. Collins, to beer peddlers. The Indictments followed by several weeks the return of similar writs against seventy-nine Individuals, officials, police und gangsters of Cicero, turbulent suburb on which Chicago police otflclals have blamed the difficulty of enforcement. Fed' 41 1 officials did not reveal tha nature of charges against municipal Judge Henry M. Walker, Captain John Prendergast who Is chief Collins' secretary, and some of the others. Walker, however, attributed his irdlctment to his liberation of "minop rffenib-rs" while Chief of police Collins, who several weeks ago turned over his r'cords and promised coop-, eratlon to the government, expressed disbelief that the charges against Prendergist were based on fact.- A Varied Group. It was a cosmopolitan throne which today's Indictments named. Fred Rydzevskl, Jr.. son of the vice president of Chicago's board of local Improvements, was accused of arranging protection for saloon keepers and several politicians were Indicted as his aides. More than a dozen policemen, Including two sergeants were blamed (or aiding In protection of saloon keepers. A former police" woman was charged with having turned alcohol runner. Eight men were identified ns beer neediers. A former deputy sheriff was charged with having turned to operating stills. Two operators of a prominent south side retaurant wer n:imd, one ss a still operator. A bailiff of the municipal court was ind'eted, as was a former bailiff. Several were identified as former police officers, and were charged with being alcohol peddlers or collectors of graft. The saloonkeepers wire Identified In the charges as "protected" or as ' "specially protected." In both groups were several women. Other writs named men accused as alcohol dealers and peddlers and as makers of wine. Sprinkled among the names were those of "I olitjolnn j" charged with coen zance of protection and with a hand In arranging it. Olson's Statement. Edwin Olson, federal district nt-lorney. announced in making public the Indlctmets that before the law i. .li be enforced "the crooks holding positions In the Chicago police de-paiiment must be cleaned out." "We hope," he snld, "that the law abiding citizens of Chicago who are frantically appealing to the federal government for aid in local law enforcement realize this condition. This Investigation has had to contend with sinister obstruction of every conceivable sort. We are now going to tlve these terrorists special attention, to find out whether the I'nited States government is powerful enough to protect the regular processes of its course. "Dishonest police work hand In glove with political representatives of the criminal underworld aided many times by those who hold high positions of public trust and at times even the scales of justice that's Chicago's crime ring and Its crime cause." The district attorney's office promised several weeks ago when the Cicero officials and gangsters were Indicted for prohibition conspiracy, that they were not yet through, and the same promise was reiterated today. Not Finished. Olson indicated that the government has not concluded its probe of the connection of county officials and police with prohibition enforcement and that more Indictments within municipal borders may be returned. Officials would make no estimate of the amounts It alleges to have been collected for protection but said the ring had operated for several years. Most of the defendants are from the south side of Chicago. Inquiries -eato the liquor situation In south side suburbs outside the city limits are still unfinished. The writs allege four overt acts, charging conspiracy to manufacture, transport and sell liquor and to maintain a public nuisance. Each count enumerates 14 overt acts. Among these are an alleged tip by a bailiff to saloonkeepers of an Impending raid; a meeting between Rydzewski and Prendergast; numerous salts of alcohol and similar violations of the prohibition code. Bet You Wished Yesterday for a Closed Car, i Mighty tough driving wasn't It? Especially so In an open car with the wind swirling separate eddies of snow around each of your olfactory appendages. Be prepared for the next billiard, rad of the good closed cars that are on the market as offered In .today's classified ads. The Daily Pan ta graph "The Paper with the Classified Ads" PHONE 2460'

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