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QMoat Newspaper ESTABLISHED 1873 Hoover Signs Tariff Measure Schall Wins Minnesota GOV. CHRISTIANSON ADMTS DEFEAT AS MAJORITY MOUNTS Ray P. Chase Wins G. 0. P. Gubernatorial Nomination From J. A. A. Burnquist INCUMBENT SWEEPS CITIES Also Carries Rural Areas in Which His Opponent Had Been Accorded Best Chance Senator Thomas D. Schall was re nominated by Minnesota Republicans In the primary election Monday and Ray P. Chase was nominated lor gov ernor, according to an election tabula tion by the Associated Press. Schall defeated Governor Theodore Christianson and Chase won from J. A. A. Burnquist, former governor. With 1,487 of the state s 3,698 pro cincts reported, Schall's lead was 42,- 226, the vote being: Schall 124,021; Christianson, 81,765; John F. Selb, wet, 12,488. Schall swept the three largest cities in the state, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth, by better than a 3 to 2 vote and also led In many of the dis tricts In the southern part. Governor Christianson, in receiving the news of the heavy Schall vote without sign of great concern, admit ted “there Is no doubt about the re sult.” He expressed gratitude for the voting support given him but declined to himmmw any plans for the future. His third term was governor expires next Jan. 1. Olson Is Nominated In addition to Schall and Chase those certain of winning nominations were: Floyd B. Olson, Farmer-Labor nom ination for governor. Grace Kaercher Davis, Republican nomination for clerk of supreme court. Ernest Lundeen, on the basis of fever b»t representative returns, led for the Farmer-Labor nomination for United States senator, indicating a three-cornered race for the senate in the fall as Lundeen has made an Issue of his insistence that he will not withdraw and support Einar Hoi dale, Democratic nominee. Figures from 1,362 precincts gave Lundeen 19,680, and Wefald 11,900. In the Farmer-Labor gubernatorial race the figures from 1,262 precincts were, Olson 26,682; Taylor 4,424. The closest race being run was that between Stanford King, former com mander of the Minnesota Department of the American Legion, and Henry Rlnes, chairman of the state commis sion of administration and finance, for the Republican nomination for state auditor. Repeatedly the lead changed with Indications the last precinct will have to be counted before the outcome is beyond doubt. When 1,651 precincts had reported Rines led with 72,912 (Continued on page nine) Judge-Clerk Heard in Trial of 42 Idahoans On Conspiracy Counts Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, June 17.—(A") —Further details of an alleged sys tem by which county officials of Wal lace, Idaho, collected penalties from bootleggers and made the collections appear on city records as traffic fines were sought from witnesses today by the government in its effort to con vict 42 persons on charges of viola tion of the prohibition laws. The trial of 42 individuals, includ ing city officials of Wallace, opened yesterday. L. I. Leighty, police Judge and city clerk of Wallace, testified operators of liquor dispensaries, gambling houses and questionable resorts were "fined” periodically. The money was given the treasurer and expended for the city’s expenses. Appropriation Made For Missouri River Washington, June 17.—(A*) —The senate Monday adopted a senate com merce committee amendment to the house rivers and harbors bill, author izing appropriation of $15,0000,000 in the next three years, in addition to unexpended funds for development of the upper Missouri river. S2OO Goes to Dogs; Then It Disappears « Fresno, Calif., June 17.—(A*y—Two hundred dollars went to the dogs last night under the following circum stances: Alex Roth, 24, received a telephone call qt a local service station where he is employed as operator. “This is Jack,” said the voice over the wire. “We have a tip there’s go ing to be a stick-up at the station to night. Better put the cash in the dog-house.” Roth thought he recognized the voice as that of S. I. Garrett, who is known as Jack and audits the books. So at 11 o’clock, Roth took the money out of the till and put it in the kennel. When closing time came he went to get the money. It was THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE ! Freedom of Feet Is | | Enjoined by Judge | Chicago, June 17.— (JF) —This Is a feeture story, the feet being Peter Freund's. Mrs. Freund, who doesn't live with him any more but who owns jointly with him the rooming house at 923 N. LaSalle street, has obtained an in junction against the feet. She made ‘it clear to Judge Sabath yesterday she did not wish to appear narrow-mind ed in the matter but she felt that there were certain places where her husband's feet should not be placed. Every time she passes 823 N. La- Salle, she complained, she observes the feet—sans shoes and socks— dangling gayly from the window of the front room. That, she said, is no place for one’s pedal extremities. It has a tendency to discourage prospec tive lodgers. No one, she said, likes to see feet dangling out a front window. Judge Sabath granted a temporary injunction. CASHIER IS FOUND LIFELESS IN VAULT OF M’CANNA BANK Suicide Indicated, Coroner to Determine; Books of Insti tution Being Checked McCanna, N. D., June 17—(/P)—Le roy H. Bngh, about 45, bank cashier, here, was found dead in the bank vault today, with Indications that he had taken his own life. The coroner was on his way here to determine the cause of death. Officials of the bank plan to make an Investigation of the books of the bank. Engh leaves his widow and two children. PRESIDENT EXPECTS TREASURY SURPLUS Foreign Governments Pay-Quar terly Installments to Reduce Debts to United States Washington, June 17. dent Hoover looked forward today to a very comfortable treasury surplus at the close, two weeks hence of his first full fiscal year as the nation’3 chief executive. Such an outcome was assured by quarterly Income tax collections and cash payments by foreign govern ments in reduction of their funded indebtedness to the United States. Treasury officials declined to pre dict the amount of the surplus, but there were Indications it would exceed $100,000,000. A total of $117,114,598.24 was re ceived in cash late yesterday from 13 governments. With approximately $500,000,000 In quarterly income tax payments re ceived, the nation’s total revenue for the fiscal year will be more than $4,000,000,000. A total of $3,470,000,- 000 had been received June 13, but expenditures to that time had been $3,712,000,000 leaving a deficit of $242,- 000,000. The foreign payments will have the effect of reducing the public debt. Nonpartisan Speakers Talk on Radio Tonight Three Nonpartisan campaign speakers will be on the air from KFYR, Bismarck radio station, to night from 9 to 9:45 o’clock. Congressman J. H. Sinclair of the third district will take the “mike” for 15 minutes, beginning at nine o’clock, and then will go to Mandan to ad dress a meeting there. Arthur E. Thompson, Nonpartisan endorsee for state superintendent of public instruction, will begin at 9:15 and continue to 9:30. C. y. McDonnell, candidate for re election as a member of the state railroad board, will close the pro gram, beginning at 9:30 and continu ing to 9:45. Final Report on Cannon Prepared Washington, June 17.—<VP) —A final report on the controversy between Bishop Cannon, Jr. and the senate lobby committee was prepared for presentation today in the senate. It consisted merely of the trans cript of the bishop’s examination which showed his refusal to answer questions about his 1928 anti-Smith activities. . No recommendations were contained. Kingford-Smith to Abandon Hunt For Adventure After Ocean Hop Dublin, June 17.— (Jf*> —When Cap tain Charles Klngsfard-Smith sets foot on the American continent at the end of his forthcoming transat lantic flight he will have comoleted his last aerial adventure. Keeping a pledge to his bride-to-be Miss Mary Powell, pretty daughter of a 'Melbourne, Australia, merchant, the intrepid air hero, who has flown across the Pacific ocean, will give up aviation after the Atlantic hop. New Businessman | W. J. JENNINGS Announcement that W. J. Jennings, Minneapolis, has been named mer chandise and sales manager of the A. W. Lucas department store was made today by A. W. Mundy, store owner. Mr. Mundy said Mr. Jennings will as sist him in the store management. Mr. Jennings has had wide and var ied experience in the general mer chandising business, having been store manager and buyer for some of the leading merchandising concerns In the Northwest. Mr. and Mrs. Jennings will make their home in the Rose apartments. CITY POOL OPENING EARLIER FOR CAlff Water Going In After Scrubbing and Flushing; Closed, Free, and Paid Periods Set The city swimming pool will be fill ed tomorrow for opening of the bath ing season there at once. Saturday it was scrubbed and flushed for the admission of - water. , v Coach Roy McLeod will nave'charge of the place again this summer, with the usual volunteer assistance and the aid of the Red Cross In life sav ing swimming training. The pool opening was hastened a bit by the earlier opening of the training camp at Fort Lincoln, as the recruits there are given the use of the pool Mondayi and Fridays. Certain periods will be free, others will be reserved for the C. T. M. C. Some will be closed and the remainder will be under an admission charge. Thursday, for instance, will be closed for cleaning the pool. Other closed periods will be 2 to 2:30- Monday afternoons, 10 to 12 and 2 to 2:30 Friday and Sunday forenoons. The C. M. T. C. periods are 2:30 to 3;30 Monday and Friday afternoons. Free periods are 10 to 12 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 'and Saturday forenoons, 2 to 2:30 Tuesday after noons, 2:30 to 3:30 Wednesday after noons and 3:30 to 5 Tuesday and Fri day afternoons. Charge periods are 3:30 to 9 p. m. Mondays, 5 to 9 p. m. Tuesdays, all Wednesday afternoons, 5 to 9 p. m. Friday afternoons and evenings, and all afternoon Saturdays and Sundays. Admission and service charges at the pool are to be: Above 16 Under 16 Admission 15 cents 10 cents Towel 5 cents 5 cents Checking baskets .. 5 cents 5 cents Woolen suit 15 cents 15 cents Cotton suit 5 cents 5 cents Free hours are for swimmers and bathers under 16 only. Between 5 and 7 every afternoon no juveniles will be admitted to the pool, that period being reserved for adults. President to Select ‘Committee of Month 9 Washington, June 17.—(/P) —The committee-of-the-month for June— that group “of outstanding men” which will advise President Hoover on merchant marine questions—is soon to be appointed by the chief executive. It is the fifteenth such body to be established by Mr. Hoover. He has now been in office 15 months. One member H. G. Dalton, of Cleve land, has already been appointed. The committee will review the pro posed sale of shipping board lines on the Atlantic and assist the president in reaching decisions on other ques tlins affecting shipping pedicles. MINISTRY QUITS Cairo, Egypt, June 17.—(IP)—Musta pha Pasha Nahas, prime minister, to day tendered his own and his cabi net’s resignation to King Fuad. His ministry was formed January 1 1930. He will sell the Southern Cross the "patchwork” plane in which he and other flyers have reeled approxi mately 70,000 miles in 750 flying hours, marry the girl of his heart and rest on his honors. Captain Kingsford - Smith revealed today that Miss Powell, whom he met last year on a mail boat going out to Australia, had excited the promise from him as a condition of their be trothal. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 1930 EVERYTHING IS READY FOR OPENING OF FAIR TOMORROW Ninety Horses Stabled at Local Track Ready to Participate in Speed Contests FINE WEATHER PROMISED Indications Are That Meet Will Be Most Successful Ever Staged in Bismarck The weather man has shown symp toms of ringing up a curtain of sun shine on North Dakota’s premier harness race meet here tomorrow, when some 90 speedsters, pick of the Midwest and Northwest trotting and pacing stables, begin a three-day con test of speeding mettle on the Bryan track. From their stalls, where they have been shedding the lumbago and charleyhorse of travel by van, the sleekly groomed colony of equine stars has been sending out a chorus of whinnies and neighs expressive of their nervous eagerness to start away with the stroke of the gong and fin ish with the flash under the wire which is to become routine for them the next three days. Drivers, stable hands, carnival ag gregations, hot dog nutritionists, bus iness men guarantors and Mrs. Cleona K. Bryan, the inspiring genius of the whole show, all have done their share to launch the speed meet and its trimmings of aerialism, dog acts, bur ial alive 6tunts and mere Midway plalsancerle. Tomorrow they swing Into their acts and activities, prepared to give the thousands of visitors expected here the biggest speed thrill Bis marck will see this summer. For, with three days of harness speed tests on the program, there is also a fourth day devoted to an almost Ro man amphltheatrical spectacle, when the final day of automobile speed contests is run, Saturday by the mod ern Ben Hur gas charioteers. This la the spectacular speed day of the meet, as the trotting and pacing are its classical days, catering to a sport ing instinct immemorially in the blood of both ClvtiTzed and savage man. Final arrivals at the Bryan grounds were the horses of Chantelois and Armstead, from Iron River, Wls Four of their six speedsters are pacers, Jay C. W., bay gelding, mark 2:07; Glenn C. Direct, chestnut gelding. 2:l6>A; Lucille Direct, sorrel mare, 2:10, and Anna Napoleon, bay mare, 2:14; while two are trotters, Peter Poem, bay gelding, 2:04; and Triumph Junior, roan gelding, 2:13. The Iron River string participated in the races at Fergus Falls Saturday and took tfiree thirds. Frank L. Bundy, of Hamline, Minn., also was a late arrival, coming in from the Twin Cities late Sunday night with six horses among them Bert Dewey, bay gelding, mark 2:07 >4; Walter Abbe, chestnut gelding, 2:09 1 4, pacers; and Silaxy, bay gelding, and Great Wisconsin, brown mare, 2:07, trotters. Running Races, Too The evenings at the grounds wiil be devoted to running races and both afternoons and evenings there will be carnival and other forms of show acts, some free. These include the Nagle dog show with 15 poodle and terrier performers; high diving acts, the startling new stunt of burial alive of the mysterious Flrnandow, the fast Russian wire walkers, the Novlkoff aeriallsts and the Plantation Four in singing and dancing* music. There will be band concerts daily. With fair weather apparently ahead for the entire show, the meet promises to give Bismarck and the Missouri Slope county sporting event of premier magnitude, the big gest thing of its kind in North Da kota this year again, as that of last year was. Mutilated Body Taken From Canal in Chicago Chicago, June 17.—(A 3 )—The head less body of a man, with hands and feet missing, was dragged from the sanitary district canal at Lockport, southwest of Chicago, yesterday. Ap parently the victim of a gang ride, coroner’s officials said the body had been weighted down in the canal for at least six months. Dirty Shirt Owner Frightens Chinese Chicago, June 17.— (IP) —Somewhere in Chicago there’s a fellow with a dirty shirt. Don and Bam Pang, Chinese laundrymen, said the man had a dirty shirt in his hand when he came to the front door of their laundry late last night and demanded admittance. “No washee midnight,” one of the Pangs told him. “Tomorrow you come, we washee good. No washee tonight.” The man with the dirty shirt dis appeared from the front but he re appeared at the rear. This time he had a hatchet. “I’ve got a dirty shirt,” he roared, “and I’m going to get it washed. Savvy?” The Pangs savvied sufficiently to run out the front door after a police man. He returned to the laundry with them but the man had gone. However, the police have a clue. They know the man had a dirty shirt. Senatorship Contes t Late Arrivals KITCHEN ATTACKED BY FORMER READ OF DAIRY DEPARTMENT Husby, in Radio Talk, Says ‘ln terests’ Dominate Agricul ture Commissioner Charging that the Independent ad ministration has failed to “put a con structive program across,” John Hus by, former state dairy commissioner, appealed to North Dakota voters in a radio address last night to support S. 8. McDonald, Nonpartisan candidate for commissioner of agriculture and labor. “Whatever victories the Nonparti sans have won in years gone by have been won by the farm vote, and what ever victories have been won by the I. V. A.’s have been won by the votes from the towns and cities of the state,” Husby said. “The question therefore that will be settled in this election Is whether or not the I. V. A.’s in the small towns looking for cooperative creameries and better marketing facilities are going to reelect Joseph Kitchen and a centralized-controlled dairy depart ment to act as a stumbling block for them or are they going to elect Mr. McDonald, who believes that cooper ative creameries are entitled to friendly and constructive support.” Husby stated further that “outside of what the Nonpartisans have done in establishing the state mill and elevator, not a single constructive thing has ben accomplished to give better marketing facilities, even after President Hoover and Chairman Legge of the federal farm board have specifically recommended that the solution of the whole movement must come from the well organized local units here at home. “Permit me to ask the pertinent question as to what Is wrong with at least one politicrl 'faction tn this state, seeing that It has not made a single move to put a constructive pro gram across. “Is it possible, therefore, that this faction is too boss-ridden and its leaders too closely allied with inter ests who are in opposition to any changes or interference with the pres ent marketing situation?” Husby declared that, while holding office under Kitchen he met “with the same kind of opposition as Chair man Legge has met in the farm board.” He charged that repeated attempts were made to ‘get’ him by a group representing “the large . centralized creameries of this state,” and for that reason he was not reappointed as state dairy commissioner by Kitchen. Anton Ness, Mandan Faith Healer Hurt in Auto Crash, Improves Valley City, N. D., June 17.— (JP)— Anton Ness, Mandan faith healer, seriously injured in an automobile ac cident near here Sunday, showed “much Improvement,” attending physicians said here today. The body of his son, Merle Ness, 14, who died from injuries received In the accident, is to be sent to Tracy, Minn., for burial. Two other children, Carol Ness, 13, and Paul, 9, received minor injuries. The elder Ness was brought to a hospital here where physicians said he would recover, although his in juries are serious. The accident occurred while Ness and his sons were returning from a fishing trip in Minnesota. ‘City of Chicago’ Has Been Up Almost 6 Days Chicago, June 17..—(/P)—The ‘•City of Chicago,” in which two brothers, John and Kenneth Hunter, are seek ing a new refueling endurance flight record, at 4:40 a. m. today had been aloft 132 hours—exactly five and one half days. Sky Harbor airport of ficials said the plane refueled six times in the last 24 hours. Indian Police Whip Nationalist Rioters Bombay, India, June 17.—(JP)—Al though troops have stood by ready for action they have not been called upon yet by the government in its cam paign of rigorous suppression of pick eting of foreign cloth-shops and toddy shops by Nationalist volunteers. The police, instructed to ‘‘handle demonstrators firmly," did so in the single disturbance reported yesterday and for the first time since the civil disobedience manifestations began, gave no quarter. They lashed a mob of 5,000 in front of one of the large European depart ment stores with short bamboo canes to which had been attached leather thongs—a new form of police equip ment. The disturbances lasted about four hours. Ten members of the crowd were injured. Twelve police charges were required to break up the mob. At the court houses they were treated summarily and sentenced each to four months rigorous imprison ment | Blind Man Nominated .y * Senator Thomas D. Schall was renominated for the senate by Minnesota Republicans at the pri mary election Monday, defeating Gov ernor Theodore Christianson. In the above picture Christianson is shown at the top and Schall at the bottom. LAUNCH DRIVE FOR ELROWOODS BRIDGE Score of Civic Organizations in Territory Are Taking Part ••in •Mr'."'**,*; if ;*?!'•* ’ * Elbowoods, N. C., June 17.—i/P) — Steps to centralize interest in and a demand for a bridge across the Mis souri river at Elbowoods were taken at a picnic yesterday. The picnic was sponsored by the Elbowoods Bridge association, recent ly organized, and which Hopes to ob tain federal funds to defray the en tire cost of the proposed structure. The site for the structure is on high way No. 8 running between Canada and the Black Hills of South Dakota. Chairman of roads and bridge com mittees of nearly a score of civic or ganizations in this territory constitute the executive committee of the bridge association. H. W. Case, Elbowoods, is chairman and R. J. Landwehr, Elbowoods, is secretary-treasurer. Speakers included R. P. Stanion, Fort Berthold Indian agent; Con gressman J. H. Sinclair; Staale Hen drickson, congressional candidate; Judge J. D. Harris, of Manning, and Senator J. P. Cain of Dickinson, who presided. “The Elbowoods bridge will form an Indispensable means of communica tion between the people in western North Dakota, north and south of the Missouri river who are isolated from one another nearly six months each year, because of the impossibility of crossing the river,” says a statement Issued by the bridge association. Farmers Union Hires Veteran Grain Expert St. Paul, June 17.— (/P)— Ben J. Dodge, specialist in the selling of spring wheat to flour mills of eastern and central states as well as to in terior mills in Minnesota, has been employed by the Farmers Union Ter minal association of St. Paul, M. W. Thatcher, general manager, an nounced today. Mr. Dodge, who has represented large grain firms in Min neapolis for many years, will have charge of spring wheat sales to mills outside of the Twin Cities. COLLISION PROBED Norman, Okla., June 17.—(A*)— County and railway officials today were investigating the collision near here last night of an interurban car and an automobile which resulted in the death, of five persons and the serious injury of two others, occu pants of the car. Detroit Kidnaping Ring Is Broken Up; 16 of 17 Members Arrested Detroit, June 17.—(A*) —A kidnap clique that has extorted hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom money during the last two years, today was broken. Seventeen men and women were members of the gang, police said; and of them all only one, Joe O’Roirdan, has evaded arrest. Eight of the 17 were arrested within the last two days by Detroit and state police; seven others already are in prison; one is dead—killed by his as sociates. The one killed was James Walters, night club operator, called the ••fin german'’ of the gang. Trouble Dogs Steps | Of Chicago Woman | Chicago, June 17.—(AP)—First band its, then assassins, and now burglars to vex Mrs. Lottie Brenner Dechow, divorced wife of the man who called himself Count von Buelow. While she was absent from her costly Sheridan Road mansion last night a thief entered and escaped with papers pertaining to her divorce suit. Mrs. Dechow told police she was “too tired” to determine exactly what papers had been taken. She said “it was probably the evidence against Henry.” Police began a search for Henry Dechow. He is at liberty under bond, charged with swearing to a false affidavit in applying for a license to wed her in December, 1928. Several months ago bandits, posing as census takers, invaded her home and escaped with $50,000 in jewels. Three weeks ago, someone fired into her bedroom. NEW JERSEY VOTERS CAST BALLOTS TODAY Prohibition Is Main Issue in Three-Cornered Fight for Senatorship Newark, N. J., June 17.— [JP) —The political eyes of the nation were cen tered on the New Jersey primary to day In which prohibition is the para mount issue and an ambassador, a former senator and a congressman are candidates for the Republican nomination for United States senator. Managers for Ambassador Dwight W. Morrow, former Senator Joseph S. Freylinghuysen, and Representative Franklin W. Fort, the Republican senatorial candidates, all predicted one of the largest votes in a New Jer sey Republican primary. They esti mated from 500,000 to 650,000 ballots would be voted. Prohibition became the chief issue when Ambassador Morrow opened his campaign with a declaration for the repeal of the eighteenth amendment and the return to the state control of liquor. Freyjlpqhuppa pmlouglv, had taken a positioJT favoring modifica tion of the prohibition laws under federal control. The day after Morrow opened his campaign, Fort entered the lists as a champion of prohibition. The State Anti-Saloon League and other dry groups rallied to his support. Farmer Who Tried to Starve Self to Death Suicides by Shooting Danville, Va., June 17.—(>P) —Frank W. Davis, 58-year-old farmer, who re cently broke a self-imposed fast which he continued for 26 days in an effort ,£0 end his life, Is dead from a shotgun wound through the heart. Davis was found dead In his cabin Sunday. The shotgun, which had stood at his bedside throughout his fast, was lying beside the body. A cord was tied to the trigger. Authorities said it was a case of suicide. He had only recently return ed to his cabin upon deciding to eat after authorities had taken steps to have him committed for observation to the western state hospital for the insane. Conscience Prompts | Motorist to Pay $5 j For Helping Boy Out | Wichita, Kas., June 11.—UP) —As a motorist struck and killed 10-year-old John Graham’s dog he noted a menacing shotgun in the boy’s grasp and hastily proffered a $5 bill. “Sorry, son, will that help any?” he inquired with a glance at the gleaming artillery. “Yep,” the boy said, “that makes $7 and its all profit too. Shep had taken to chicken stealing and dad gave me $2 to shoot him.” Claim Nationalists Win Battle in China Hankow, China, June 17.—UP)—Na tionalist government authorities to day asserted their forces south of Wuchang routed the invading Kwangsi province rebels, causing them to beat a disorganized retreat. The nationalist claimed their forces have retaken Yochow, and are rapidly approaching Changsha. Police say they have evidence to show that the gang participated in the kidnaping and murder of David Cass, son of Gerson Cass, wealthy re tired real estate dealer, last summer; the kidnaping of Fred Bergeman, de scribed as a retired Wyandotte boot legger; the slaying of William Gunn, merchant; the kidnaping of Max Plummer, Toledo hotel man, and of Matthew Holdreith Jr., Notre Dame student and son of a Detroit res taurateur. The families and friends of these persons paid large ransoms. In the case of young Cass the ran som was said to have been paid after the youth had been slain. The body was found later. The Weather Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday. Somewhat warmer tonight. PRICE FIVE CENTS BILL WHICH REVISES OLD RATES TO BE IN FORCE AT MIDNIGHT Old Structure Revised in 1,122 Instances; Administrative Features Changed EXPECT LITTLE CONFUSION New Regulations Will Be Dis« patched Immediately to Customs Officers Washington, June 17.—UP)—Presi dent Hoover signed the tariff bill to day. The law, revising the existing eight year old rate structure in more then a thousand Instances and overhauling the administrative features, takes ef fect at midnight tonight. Customs officials are prepared for the rush of ships to reach port and file their cargo papers in time to ben efit by the old rates. They also are ready to administer the new rates and bureau officials here expect little confusion. The bill was signed in the presence of Secretary Mellon, Francis X. A. Eble, commissioner of customs, and four of the six Republican conferees, including Senators Smoot, Utah, and Shortridge, California, and Represen tative Hawley, Oregon, and Treadway. Massachusetts. Senator Watson, Indiana, and Rep resentative Bacharach, New Jersey, the other two conferees, were not present. No Photographs Permitted No photographs of the ceremony were permitted. As the president af fixed his signature those grouped around him applauded and Repre sentative Treadway was the first to shake the president’s hand, others following. Ogden Mills, under secretary of the treasury, was notified immediately after the signing so that new regu lations could be dispatched immed iately to customs officials. Six pens were used in the signing, one each be ing presented to the four conferees present, and the other two being held for presentation to Watson and Bach araeh. ” >■* • - President Hoover had announced in advance of receipt of tjie bill he would approve it in the interest of business stability. He believes the revised flexible provision giving the tariff commis sion power to recommend rales for approval or rejection by the president will afford an opportunity ti> correct any unfair rates, go a long way toward the tariff out of politics and obviate the necessity for another con gressional revision “for many years to come.” Battled 17 Months The bill was signed one year, five months and id days from the day the iContlnued on page nine) Lloyd George Offers Aid to MacDonald in War on Unemployment London, June 17.—(A s )—David Lloyd George, head of the liberal party, has offered the labor government of J. Ramsay MacDonald complete liberal support “to secure a sound and depend able majority for emergency meas ures tp wage war on unemployment.” Three Killed, Fourth Wounded in Gun Fight Ravenna, 0., June 17.— UP) —Three men are dead and a fourth was at the point of death today, the result of a shooting affray in an alleged oootleg feud. All the bullets were fired by one man who turned the revolver on himself when he feared capture by police. Christianson Asks Aid For Victims of Storm St. Paul, June 17.—(J*) —Governor Theodore Christianson, Monday, is sued a proclamation calling upon the people of Minnesota to contribute to a fund being raised by the American Red Cross for the relief and rehab ilitation of victims of Friday’s tor nado which struck in southern Min nesota and Wisconsin. PARLEY DELEGATE ACCLAIMED Japan, June 17.— (JP)— Reijiro Wa katsukl, head of the Japanese delega tion to the recent London naval con ference, was triumphantly welcomed upon his return here today from Eng land. I Ships Racing to Evade New Tariff New York, June 17.— </P>— Merchant ships were racing toward American ports today in an effort to clear their cargoes through the customs house before the new tariff bill goes into effect, adding thousands of dollars in increased duties. Customs officials have been swamp ed during the last three days with ap plications for withdrawals from cus toms warehouses. Duties on goods withdrawn have to $18,000,- 000 since last Saturday. Importers said many ships which fail to reach port in time to file theh manifestos under the old law will b« diverted to other countries with theii cargoes, which would be sold at a loss here under the new tariff.