The Wichita Eagle from Wichita, Kansas on May 24, 1926 · 1
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V“'V “( -v r-t - - ' - '- j’ '" 'i'-‘ "': ‘ ’’’ -r ' - INSURMOUNTABLE A-B-O Net Paid Flrures on Wichita Dally Eagle ' Home-City Circulation 20769 Total Circulation - - 55219 t -ji -i VOLUME LXXX1 PRICE: In the City 3c Outaide City 5c WICHITA KAN MONDAY MORNING MAY 24 1926 TEN PAGES NUMBER 146 ! 1 L- -0 t U: -1 r A '1 K I n: r I i I MOODY GRABS MA’S BET V Political Circles Agog at Hot Row Between “Fergu son- ism” and Opponent “JIM” - IS IN CHARGE THE CHALLENGE 1 agree that If he (Moody) leads me by -one vote in the primary that I will Immediately resign without waiting until next year If he wlU agree to that if I lead him 25000 votes In the primary on duly 24 he will resign Immediately" DALLAS TEX May 23 (fffc— ) Ttxss politics is aipg following devel- ojnhents Saturday in the gubernatorial ciunpaign climaxed by a unique i 'challenge thrown out -by" Governor Miriam' A Ferguson to one of her opponents In the race and the other’s acceptance Ift her opening campaign speech at ’ Sulphur Springs the woman governor declared that if Mr Moody leads her “one vote in the primary I will lmme-y dlately resign 'without waiting until next year If he will agree that if I -lead him 25000 votes In the primary on July 24rhe will immediately re- - sign" x Hardly had the newspapers disseml- uated Governor Ferguson's challenge ' before Attorney General Moody co'un- 'tered with an acceptance in an ad- 4 ' dress last night at San Antonio 'i “War on Fergusonism" - “I -want to say that the public of -flees of Texas are not-to bo wagered r or bartered away or otherwise dls- posed of than Is provided in the con- situation and' In the popular will” ' - Mr Moody said "But this campaign -- is an Issue between Fergusonism and the rights of the people and so eager anf Z to rid ’tyx&s of everything they stand for that' X accepted the chal- lengs issued by Jim In his wife’s -''name Mr Moody has been the object of 1 Governor Ferguson’s political attacks during the campaign despite the fact - therq are six candidates all told la ' the race — three women and three men 'r- She has Ignored other candidates Jim Ron’s M’ Fight James E Ferguson formed gover-4 nor and -husband of the chief execu- 'tlvels in charge of Ma's campaign - and makes the -principal speeches In ’her behalf The principal issue in the campaign L -‘ between “Ma” and "Dan” is the high-" i- way question which arose - out of Mr - - Moody’s vigorous prosecution of cases j involving state highway contracts V(: Lynch ! Davidson one of the forml- dable candidates and well known lum - berinan and financier has centered ‘tils attacks almost wholly against : (Moody although he like other candl-dates has steadfastly decried “Fergu-soniam” ' REBUKES ATTITUDE Premier Baldwin Hits Miners and - Owners for Refusal of Settlement LONDON May 23— AP— Thrpugh his secretary Premier Baldwin : sent communications of equally stern rebuke to both the miners and mine owners: for the i impossible attltudo ttyey are adopting which prevents the government’s earpest attempt to effect a settIement-Uf the coal mining dispute ' ’ ’ The communications are In answer 'to the notice of the miners’ represen- t&tivfs that 'the government's -latest proposals could hot be! accepted the : men objecting -to the clause prodding for a reduction of wages and a lengthening of the Work day and the de-" clination r of the owners who con- tended that the premier's compromise suggestions would- limit freedom of administration and would not Increase the efficiency ofthe industry ! The premier1 at this stage gives no Intimation of what further if any -ateps the - government Intends to 'adopt and It is expected matters will simmer for the next few days over fhe Whitsuntide holidays He states quite clearly however that since both sides have rejected the coal com k mission's report the ‘ government no longer considers 'itself bound by the Commission’s recommendations : INVITE JIM REED Governors of Ohio anil Wyoming also : Asked To Address Demos James A Reed of Missouri Governor A- Vie Donohey of Ohio and Gov- ernor Nellie T Ross of Wyoming have ) company and tho Roxana Petro-been Invited to speak at the Kanws leura corporation The oil is flowing Democratic' conyention in Wichita a MW ond at S depth of 3420 May 23 according to Fred Robertson- featr -' - 'Kansas City Kaqv chairman of the' Several thousand motorists visited state Democratic committee J the well today “The meeting was not called for the purpose1 of' selecting candidates or - promoting p for office -and nothing of that will be done with my consent c proval" Mr Robertson said In a mes- t II’ Wl11 bVJone wth con"ent or ap" (S- sage to The Eagle' “Thfc purpose of the convention is to make plans for tho dissemination Z to tho people of Kansas of-the truth " regarding Certain things In Its state government and Its state politics as V j well -las to present to them an lm- portant message concerning their na-rtlonaj affairs WsT believe that If the ?: ’’ Attendance la sufficiently large we will : !be able to adopt land disseminate plans 1 and Information which will have a' “ tendency to wake iip the people of j thls state to a realization of why they ' ! Are unnecessarily burdened with heavy txes the chairman declared -v-'- STANLEY RAPAFORT Wiclilta ° boy of 10 wbo was killed at "Dead Man’s crossing” Saturday afternoon when the truck -which his father was driving was struck by a Santa Fe train Funeral services will be held at the G1U mortuary today at 3-Ptin with Rabbi Max Leiberman officiating MAN ON TRAPEZE KILLS BYSTANDER Heads Crashed Together as Man in Low-flying Plane Tried To Grab Hat CHARITON' IA May 23 — UP) — A trapeze performer suspended from a low flying airplane brought death to L H Johnson a spectator at an air circus hero today When the performer as a part of his act attempted!) take a hat from the head of Johnson standing in the crowd their heads collided - Johnson died' in a local hospital shortly after' the accident The performer Alva Murphy may recover In -spite of his condition he was able to climb to the wings of the plane after the accident Murphy's homo -was formerly at Arlington Ia i ALARMED AT CHOICE Calling of Presidential Election for Warsaw Is Considered 'Unwise POSEN POLAND May 2 — UP) — The decision 61 the Pilsudskl govern-' and criminals’’ ment to hold - a presidential election by the national assembly in Warsaw late this month has created a political situation fraught with many possibilities The Nationalist parties who are meeting- here express great amazement at the decision "It la beneath the dignity of the nation to have its representatives elect a new head of j the - republic in the place where so much blood had flowed” a leading conservative deputy told the Associated Pmi “The argument is being used that foreign countries will interpret the selection of Warsaw as an Indication that Warsaw again is perfectly calm and 'normal” he continued “yet we of the Right parses think that this view la too optimistic The ineradicable fact Is that Pilsudskl ovefurned the legal government at Warsaw He did It once and he may do It again if the new government does not suit him” l HOLD LITTLE HOPE FOR MISS BOOTH Salvation Army Commander "Continues To Grow Worse From Appendicitis NEW YbRK May 23— UP)— The condition of Miss Evangeline Booth commander of the Salvation Army In the United States tonight was an' nounced as growing continually worse She has-been suffering from appendicitis for severs! weeks her condition becoming so serious a 'few days ago that It was decided an operation would be dangerous 'She is at her 'horns near White Plains N Y Mussolini Points to Valor and Impor- tance of Sailors to Italy GENOA ITALY May 23 This medieval seaport today welcomed Marland and Roxana Get 2500 Barrel I Mussolini with a maritime display reproducer In Kay County I calling the festive occasions of the I PONCA CITY OKLA May 23 — UP) I middle ages when as mistress of the —An oil welT estimated at 2500 bar-1 Mediterranean It honored victorious rejta' dally was drilled In near Braman I Genoese - captains In Kay county today by tho Marland FUERS ARE KILLED i f ! BotU Are Crushed and Burned When - BIRMINGHASdALJU May 2£— UP) 1 — — Dennis Ckbbert 25 of Fairfield Ala and George Byess: 29 Bessemer Ala were burned to death late today when an1 airplane owned’by Cabbert caught fire and fell 2500 feet into a ? field near Bessemer Both men were burned and crushed almost beyond Identification CIRCUS MAN KILLED EIlCAGO May 28— (— John M? I ous condition In a hospital hers fol-trey v43 of Lincoln Neb-train-1 lowing a grade crossing accident at master of the Do Krekow Circus com-1 Wescott 10 miles north of hero today I pahy was fatally injured today when I when an automobile in which they ho felj between two cafs of the circus I were riding was struck by a Chicago train as it pulled Into tho yards hero Burlington and Quincy Ho died several hdurs later TRYTOSHOWTHAT 4 U S SENATORS CONSULT MEDIUMS I Capper Watson Fletcher and Dill Named in Testimony Of an Investigator HOUDINI BRINGS ‘SPIRITS I WASHINGTON May 23— Senators Capper of Kansas Watson of Indiana Dill of Washington and Fletcher of Florida frequently consult mediums for counsel and advice according to testimony Introduced at a hearing I this week before the house District of Columbia committee in which testi-! mony of r pi ritualistic seances held In j the White House and an official and heated denial played a major part Scores of mediums and clairvoyants were in attendance to combat the noted magician Harry Houdinl’s contention that all such persons were fakes” that there was no sound basis for spiritualism and that the so-called messages from the dead wpt spurious and designed as a moneymaking scheme to defraud the credulous Demanded Folice Be Called The session was unusually disor- ' A number of fraternity brothers had dcrly and came near winding up in a I gone to the bathing beach with Mad-free-for-all fist fight Cries of "Liar!” den this afternoon They had been In Fake!" and “Traducer!’’ were exchanged by Houdlnl and his assailants and the din reached such a point that members of the committee demanded that the -police be called After Houdlnl had denounced the clairvoyants mediums and fortune tellers operating in this city and had urged favorable action on ' the bill sponsored by Representative Bloom of New York prohibiting such practices the magician asked his assistant Miss Rose Mackenberg to take the stand She testified that Mrs Jane Coates a spiritualist had said: I know for a fact that table tipping seances are held at the White House with President Coolidge and his family” Four Senators Named The witness added: “Then she said that Senators Capper Watson Dill and Fletcher had come to her for readings” t Mrs Coates who was present as a witness ' interrupted the testimony with shrill cries of denial while Mme Marcia an astrologlst challenged the story told by Mlsp Mackenberg of the latter’s visit to the Marcia studio Houdlnl joined in the chorus characterizing the mediums and clairvoyants before the committee as "crooks The committee tried to restore order but failed and an adjournment was taken The shouting continued as the witnesses and audience filed into the corridors of the house office j building After the session Mrs Coates denied I heatedly that she had said seances were held at the White House declaring she had told Miss Mackenberg that they were held “under the shadow of the White House” Both Mrs Coates and Mme Marcia said they had not been visited by any members of the cabinet but that senators consulted! them Mrs ' Coates was disturbed by the I testimony regarding - White House seances remarking that she was in-1 ferested- in a claim bill that passed congress and was before I President Coolidge for signature from which she was to receive 925000 for 85 cows killed by the government on her family’s farm in Maryland several years ago She said she was going to use this money to “clean up” spirit-1 ualism and put it on a high plane "Predicted Harding's Death" Mme Marcia and Mrs' Coates sat I on the front row and asked permission to stand close to Miss Macken- j berg as the latter took the stand Mme Marcia told the committee some I time ago she had predicted the death j of President Harding and long before the election of 1920 had told Mrs Harding her husband would be presl-1 dent The two women took issue with I Miss Mackenberg at every point as the young woman told of her con-I sulfations with them Both Insisted I that they knew Miss Mackenberg was an Investigator and Mrs Coates- said (Continued on Page 3) LAUDS SEAMEN The premier who arrived early this morning aboard tho Steamer Esperla I to participate in the celebration tomorrow of the eleventh anniversary of Italy’s entry Into the World war was given a series of great popular I ovations ' He insisted however ' on transforming the outpouring of en- thusiasm into a glorification of the I I work of the sailors In whom ho de- dared Italy placed much of Its faith for the nation's future greatness FOUR ARE KILLED Mother Daughter and Two Sons Lose Lives In Smashup FORT MADISONJ IOWA May 231 — (A1)— Mrs G Stansbury her three-1 year- old daughter and two boys Robert Laws 7 and J Nell 9 are dead and Mrs A J Lawse and another of her sons Thomas eight are In a seri-1 Itnln T THE EDITOR SPEAKING: Moody accepts Ma Ffrguson’s challenge down in Texas The whole transaction is the rankest sort of a wager in a state which prohibits betting and which rigidly holds its citizens who have a talent for poker down to dominoes KANSAS ATHLETE IS DROWNED AT BEACH Hugoton Youth Prominent m Emporia Teachers College In Water 5 Minutes EMPORIA KAN May 23 — Despite desperate efforts made by several of his fraternity brothers to save him Harry W Madden 19 of Hugoton Kan was drowned while swimming at the bathing beach in the Cottonwood -river here this afternoon Young Madden who had gained some fame In college athletic circles Was a student at the Kansas State Teachers college here He was extremely popular in college circles and held a high record as a scholar according to his instructors the water for some time and a suggestion had been made that they leave the water and go for an automobile ride when Madden who was almost in the middle of the stream shouted for help r As he was a good swimmer' his friends thought he was joking until they saw him sink They swam to the spot where he had disappeared but were unable to locate the body fpr five minutes Then all first aid efforts failed Doctors who directed the efforts to resuscitate the youth said he apparently was stricken by cramps BIRD! IAN PLANS AIR TOUR OVER RIVER OF DOUBT NEW YORK May 23— (AD— R M- Dyott explorer and flyer disclosed his plans today for following the trail of Theodore Roosevelt through the Brazilian jungle and down the River of Doubt" Commander Dyott has the support of the Roosevelt Memorial association which is eager to obtain a film record of scenes through whiqh the ex-president passed on his way In 1914 In a wreck on one of the rapids Roosevelt was not only badly hurt but lost most of his pictures and equipment "There will be four white members of the expedition two ot them radio operators and about 49 natives" said Commander Dyott PILSUDSKI WILL SEEK PRESIDENCY Appeal to his Troops in True Napoleonic Style Is Plea For Patriotism WARSAW POLAND May 23— UP) — Marshal Pilsudskl who a little more than a week ago marched into Warsaw at the head of an army and Succeeded in overthrowing the government of President Wojcichowskl now is consolidating his power by effective changes in the officers corps Significant among these changes is the appointment of a new director of the officers’ academy which distinguished itself In defending the government when Pilsudskl started his movement Pilsudskl who after much persua-tion definitely agreed to be a candidate for the presidency of the Republic when the Naqpnal assembly meets for the election has Issued an appeal to his soldiers In truly Napoleonic style Addressing them: “Soldiers”’ he says: “I expect you to give the first example of patriotism to cease all factional strife and unite in love for your country If you cannot love me you all will at least have to respect me” In some quarters efforts are being made to have Pilsudskl openly declare himself in favor of General Sos-nowski commander of the Posen troops who while pro-Pilsudskl has powerful connections with the Posen conservatives ' who are against the Pilsudskl regime Sosnowski’s duties at present are being performed by General Hauser since Sosnowski Is suffering from injuries received from a bullet on May 13 SIX LOSE LIVES Two Women Three Girls and Baby Are Killed by Passenger Train FLINT MICH May 23— UP)— Two women three girls and a baby were killed' almost instantly here tonight when' an automobile was struck by a Fere Marquette passenger train just inside the city limits Coroner William II Loss said the machine apparently stalled on the tracks in front of the train The dead are: Mrs Agnes Jeffries and her daugh ters Ruth and Flora and Mrs Fay Mead and her infant son and Velma Mead a half sister of Mrs Mead's husband YOUTH IN LOVE KILLS SELF WARREN TA aiay 23— UP)— Believed to have been crazed by Infatuation for Gertrude Gifford 19 years old with whose parents he lived at Cutler’s Corners Pa Clarence McBride 23 shot and killed her today while she was on her way to Sunday school and then turned the weapon upon himself He died late tonight in a Titusville Pa hospital WOMEN BEARING BRUNT OF STRIKE IN SAVAGE CHEER! Children Half-naked and I Starving Brag of “Feasts To Keep up Pluck AVERAGE WAGE $550 MERTHYR-TYDFIL WALES May 23 — UP)— Tho grimly determined demeanor of the women of this mining village at the head of the Merthyr valley with ks largely Welsh population is a constant reminder that the women and children are bearing the brunt of the miners’ fight for what they consider a just wage Without grumbling and almost savagely cheerful mothers go about the task of feeding large families even though wages or strike pay is not forthcoming Where the average income is approximately $1050 weekly when the men are employed there now is $275 weekly allowance to the strikers’ wives from the county guardians There Is no strike pay anywhere in South Wales although the miners daily besiege union headquarters in the villages for relief Local strike committees say their funds are nearly exhausted Few admit the desperate condition but evidence is everywhere of hunger In the homes particularly among those children whose parents will not allow them 'to eat at the school soup kitchens These youngsters are forced wistfully to watch their- playmates satisfying their hunger while their own appetites go unappeased School masters tell of cases of children boasting of the splendid meals provided them when the neighbors know the families are living on bread margarine and tea In many cases children are unable to play in the stony school yards because their shoes are without soles Dozens of half-naked tots are to be seen in every village As a whole the miners’ children are badly clad some of them resemble small rag bags as they run along the roads cups in hand on the way to soup kitchens Miners who were not employed when the mines closed on May 1 are in better condition than those who were at work for they are drawing doles of 18 shillings weekly with five for their wives and two for each child The average is about $550 weekly This town and Penydarren adjoining with 15000 of their populations employed in the mines and steel mills are situated in deep ravines Fifty per cent of the populations were unemployed on May 1 Twjjmty-five per cent of the families here own their own homes paying an average of $50 yearly taxes PASSENGER KILLED Pilot and Another Seriously Injured In Attempt To Land Crippled Plane CHICAGO May 23— UP)— One passenger was killed and another and the pilot were seriously injured when the airplane which Pilot Campbell was attempting to land after a break In the controls was wrecked tonight near Hobart Ind 10 miles east of Gary The plane had been maneuvered to within 50 feet of the ground William Schieerer 22 of Gar) Ind was killed Hugh Campbell 28 of Toledo Ohio was the pilot and Elmer Johnson 16 of Hobart the other passenger i TF the campaign of Mrs Lamar Looney an Oklahoma state senator succeeds she will be her state’s next United States senator t Washington As a Democratic feminist she expects to reap much of the regular vote of her party and add to that the entire backing of the non-partisan women of the state DEMOCRATS URGE A CHANGE IN RULE Majority Would J abrogate Nomination by Twci-thirds Vote at Convention NEW YORK May 23 New York Times will say that there is a strong among members of the —UP)— The tomorrow sentiment Democratic national committee for the abrogation of the rule requiring a two-thirds vote to nominate a candidate for pres- J syncopated strains of ceaseless jazz as air obligato to the voices of temple worshipers which from time' t6 time ident in a national convention Telegraphic inquiries to the committee members were answered by 28 with 20 favoring such a change seven opposing it and one non-committal The newspaper will say that four I other members not answering previ-1 ously have stated they favored the change George E Brennan of Illinois declared not only for the abrogation of-the two-thirds rule but for the abrogation of the unit rule under which delegations chosen at state conventions Instead of elected at direct primaries are voted as a- unit- for the candidate favored by the majority of the delegation Those favoring abrogation were: Thomas J Spellacey of - Connecticut I Gertrude M Pattangall of Maine Jane A Newton of Rhode Island Joseph F Guffey of Pennsylvania Urey Woodson of Kentucky Mrs J T Bloodworth of Texas Mary Owen Graham of North Carolina Alice Cordell of Arkansas IsadorelNB Dock-weiler of California George E Brennan of Illinois Charles A Greathouse of" Indiana William' C Comstock of Michigan Joseph Wolf and Jessie E Scott of Minnesota J Bruce Kremer Per8°n may still be alive was re? celved by Captain M C Barnard of the Culver City police who said that he had seen the pastor shortly after the hour she was reported to have last been seen swimming In the' surf In part the letter read: "Mrs McPherson’s disappear-’ ance may be for a cause which will explain itsflf after she re- turns Well planned for reasons Her friends need not be surprised at her return which may be attributed to prayer by her followers” Patrol headquarters were opened In a building along the ocean front at Ocean park The appearance qt the patrol Indicated that hundreds of members of Angelus temple are giving their time to the work To each of the guards were issued typewritten instructions o u n i v i An unidentified man thought to1 cattle With i inoll Ivnives have been a volunteer aiding in the and Mrs J S M Neill of Montana S M Pickett of Nevada: Will R King of Oregon: and Mrs Burke II Sinclair of Wyoming Those against abrogating were: Patrick Quinn of Rhode Island Daisy McLaurin Stevens and Henry Minor of Mississippi Mrs Leroy Springs of South Carolina Mrs Benton McMillan of Tennessee Mrs Frank N Mann of West Yirgina Mrs James R Riggs of Indiana Lille D Bergey of Pennsylvania said: “I am of an open mind on the question" OLD FEUD FATAL TO MOUNTAINEER And Rocks Fought Arkansas Hills BATESVILLE ARKf May 23 i— UP) — A mountain fCUd of long standing reached its climax when George and of the congregation of Angelus tern-Alvie Moore and Charles and Robert Pie at a meeting following the morn-Llifebarger met in the village of Ing service The plan as outlined by Pleasant Plain near here last night Mrs McPherson's mother Mrs Mln-and fought with pistols knives and ®1® Kennedy calls for the girl now rocks Charles Linebarger was shot seven times and killed George and Alvie Moore were severely wounded while Robert Linebarger escaped unhurt He surrendered today Charles Linebarger is survived by a wife and six small children TWO HURT IN CRASHES Girl of 7 and One of 3 Injured When Cara Collide Sunday " - Margaret Biddle 7 sustained bruise i about the body and a badly cilt Up when the car in which she was riding with her parents collided with one driven by William Schelr of Goddard at Douglas and Glenn avenues’ Sunday morning Her injuries wer treated at Wichita hospital and she was uucen to her home at 210 Nonh Glenn avenue Louise Hood 3 34- Sherman ave - nue received a bruised forehead in an automobile collision at Elm street and Waco avenue Sunday afternoon She was riding with her father Guy Hood when the occuired : Lois HU1 623 North Water street was driving the other car figuring in the crash The Hood girl was taken to her home Although boto accents were reported to police neither driver was held under bond KANSAN KILLED IN CRASH INDEPENDENCE KAN May 23 — UP) — Tdm Hunter 55 Angola KanM was killed and Mrs- Edna' Paxson seriously Injured when the automobile In which they' were riding turned over last night after striking a cement cut vert one mile west of Angola i - ' V- v “SHE IS ASLEEP IN SEA” Evangelist Disappearance May Have Been Carefully Planned Says Letter DAUGHTER “CARRIES ON” LOS ANGELES CAL' May 23— UP) — Hundreds of her followers scores of police and thousands of the Idly and morbidly curious thronged to tha -beach today in search of the body of -Almee Semple McPherson pastor of-Angelus temple who dropped' from sight last Tuesday on the seashore of Santa Monica Neither the’bttdy nor any trace -of her was found With the cry of the thousands of her followers ringing in their ears “she is asleep in the sea” divers scoured the ocean bed Airplanes zoomed down to 'the wave tops their pilots peering into the depths and grapplers in boats raked the ocean floor Meanwhil crowds of the curious and sensation-hunters milled up and down the Water front and poured in by automobile and train every minute to add to the dense crowds that waited for "something to happen” But all to no avail If the body of the handsome woman who has 1 charmed and swayed thousands by her personality and religious Seal lay in the deep it was not revealed And throughout the dance halls of Venice the-r Sunday dance halls against which - the evangelist has' fought so vigorously beat out their rose in the melody of old fashioned hymns The usual Sunday services were held in Angelus temple with Roberta 15-year-old daughter of the missing a® Preacher of the toy While the- seashore was belnsr-combed smaller parties penetrated the canyons opening onto the shore on the theory advanced by Dr Gustave Haas former medical adviser of the evangelist that overwork had brought on a la pee of memory and that she was wandering demented in the wild Malibu hills ' At the services in AngeliisJ temple Roberta dressed in pure whits with a Bible clutched under one arm took her position at the altar to give the altar-call made famous at the'temple by her mother - “Praise the Lord! The Lord has given and the Lord has taken- away Blessed be the name of the-Lord" As she spoke the words men women and children wept audibly The church was filled to capacity with approximately 5300 persons -A letter intimating that Mrs Me- in search for the evangelist's body was drowned during the afternoon at Manhattan beach Plans for Roberta Semple -to succeed her mother were laid by members nearing her 16th year to become head-of the church when she Is 18 years old In the meantime she will take a large ' part in the work of the temple Many of the thousands of Wichltans who are praying that Almee -Semple McPherson may be returned safely to her evangelical work recall her words on death given at one of her-Wichita meetings in May 1922 - At that time she warned her many hear- ers to be prepared for death at all times Be ready for Vk® call of the Lord -t asleep at the I jjj times! switcha Lord iiable 'to call in the the night Always he I a position to - say 'Lord I am I ready'” when Mrs McPherson with the aid 4 I cf her mother Mrs Minnie Kennedy - ' opene her first meeting at the Forum Ion the afternoon of May 8 folloWers 1 from 22 states were on hasdto hear I hp message Kerchiefs were much to evidence at all times At the first Sunday meeting 150 converts were oh- : V j pr three weeks both ofterpoon and : nlfrht meetings were held and at times 'll poUc were called to handle the crowds at the Forum Thousands were turned awv from nme of the meeting 1 (Continued on Pag® 9 “ TIDE WEATHER KANSAS— Generally fair and con— tinned warm Monday and Tuesday becoming unsettled by Tuesday-" night ' OKLAHOMA' — Monday Increasing: cloudiness Tuesday -party cloudy to '-cloudy ‘ -u-- - f -I- a 3 Vf- 4 '-i I Sr 5i ) :i i-1 'V‘ wr'V'-i ! “ i : f - - -'I i‘ i V J ' Vit'' ' - j vf

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