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JThe Bismarck Tribune An Independent Newspaper THE STATE’S OLDEST NEWSPAPER (Established 1873) Published by The Bismarck Tribune Company, Bismarck, N. D., and en tered at the postoffice at Bismarck as second class mail matter. GEORGE D. MANN President and Publisher. Subscription Rates Payable in Advance Daily by carrier, per year $7.20 Dally by mall per year (in Bis marck) 7.20 Daily by mail per year (in state outside Bismarck) 5.00 Daily by mail outside of North Dakota 6.00 1 Weekly by mail in state, per yearsl.oo Weekly by mail in state, three years 2.50 Weekly by mail outside of North Dakota, per year 1.50 Weekly by mail in Canada, per year 2.00 Member of Audit Bureau of Circulation Member of The Associated Press The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of ell news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this news paper and also the local news of spontaneous origin published herein. All rights of republication of all other matter herein are also reserved. (Official City, State and County Newspaper) Foreign Representatives SMALL, SPENCER. LEVINGS & BREWER (Incorporated) CHICAGO NEW YORK BOSTON The Joke of the Season One of the biggest jokes of the year was that played on the railroads of the country by the Interstate Com merce Commission in its recent de cision on their application for an in crease in freight rates. The carriers asked for a 15 per cent boost in all rates on the theory that they needed the money. They put financiers, accountants and bankers on the stand to prove their dire need. They offered testimony by others to show what might happen to railroad securities if relief were not granted. And over and through it all ran a plea for help for those carriers who were not financially strong. The smaller and weaker railroads, the I. C. C. was told, needed help badly. The joke, curiously enough, came when the federal body agreed with this contention. At. the same time that it denied the application for the general increase in rates, the com mission authorised the railroads to.j levy surcharges on certain shipments for a limited time. j Advance news of thus leaked out; and caused a boom in railroad shares in the stock market, but when it be-, came known that the I. C. C. hadj attached a string to the offer, the railroad financiers were not so jubi lant. The tripping cord was a require ment that the railroads pool their earnings from the surcharges and| distribute them in such a way as tO| help the weaker systems. The larger railroads didn’t like it, and now they are seeking to modify the proposal somewhat so that it will rest more easily on their stomachs. The joke lies in the fact that they pleaded so earnestly for the small and poor lines that the I. C. C. be lieved them—to the exclusion of oth er evidence which the more power ful railroads had offered in hope cl benefiting themselves. Four Billion Feet Recommendation that the lumber Industry reduce its stocks of finished lumber by four and a half billion feet during the coming year has been made by the timber conservation board, a body appointed by the fed eral government to study the status of the nation's forest industries. Its job was to investigate and an alyze all factors of lumber produc tion, marketing and consumption in the hope of both benefiting the in dustry by giving it more information about itself and of conserving the forest resources of the nation. Since the lumber industry ranks high among the enterprises of the na tion, the recommendations of the i board are of interest to everyone. Here they are: “First—That as rapidly as pos sible stocks in the hands of lum ber manufacturers be reduced to the extent necessary to reestab lish a reasonable balance between stocks and demand. For the in dustry as a whole the reduction of stocks during the next year should be approximately four and ’one-half billion feet. “Second—That to the extent to which financial and commu nity exigencies will permit, lum ber production by individual manufacturers be limited to such volume as will accomplish the recommended reduction of stocks. “Third—That consideration be given to the need and to the means of deferred financing which will stimulate additional prudent building, especially farm business buildings and small homes. “Fourth—That the industry consider the practicability cf con solidated sales organizations which offer sound prospects of added economy and flexibility in production and distribution; and, especially in the Pacific north west, tho economic advantages cf regional consolidations of owner ship and operation. “Fifth—That the timber con servation board make, or cause to he made, further periodic sur veys and reports on current and prospective lumber supply and demand, with suitable recom mendations." The reasons for the recommenda tions are embodied in a report con taining 22 pages of printed matter land some 20 tables. They comprise Dakota a vast body of information which should be valuable to the public gen erally as well as to men in the lum ber business. For instance, on the second page of the document given over to “sup porting evidence" we find this: “Farm communities normally consume over one-third of the to tal lumber cut or over one-half of that used in building construc tion. The present condition of cash farm income by states is shown in Table 20. The estimated income for 1930-31 is 68% of the last five-year average. The ra tio of prices received for farm products to prices paid for com modities used in living and pro duction on the farms is shown in Table 19. The August, 1931, ratio of 59 Is the lowest recorded since 1910 and indicates a steady decline since 1928. These tables show no facts warranting the an ticipation of substantial increase in farm building during the bal ance of this year or, in fact, dur ing 1932, notwithstanding the general need throughout the ag ricultural areas for extensive farm building. “The substantial reductions in costs of building materials have as yet not been generally fol lowed by comparable reductions in other building costs. Until the readjustment of other elements of building and home ownership costs shall have been more large ly commensurate with the con tinuing decline in building ma terial prices, substantial general increase in ordinary building is not expected. The small dwel ling field still offers the best po tential lumber market in build ing. Both farm and small home construction generally, however, await the development of more economical and convenient fi nancing and in many areas a further adjustment of building costs. Increased demand for lumber for building purposes is not expected during the first one half of 1932.” After perusing this report, the lum ber men of the nation will be thor oughly conversant with the fact that they can expect little prosperity un til the fanners of the nation again are in position to come into the mar ket and buy the things they need. Lei Prisoners Help Ordinarily, one does not expect prisoners in a state penitentiary to take an extensive part in reforesta tion programs. Yet Pennsylvania’s prisoners have just put through an amazingly complete forestry project, and the state has 84,000 new trees as a result. All over the nation people have been planting trees to celebrate the bicentennial of George Washington's birth next year. More than eight million trees have been planted, un der the guidance of the Americau Tree association; and the Pennsyl vania convicts have had a big part In it all. Prisoners at the Western peniten tiary have planted 30,000, many of them along a state highway. Those in the state's Eastern penitentiary have planted 54,000 trees—and -the work i§ still going on. Here is a wise program for convict activity that other states might prof itably copy. Editorial Comment Editorials printed below show the trend of thought by other editors. They are published without regard to whether they agree or disagree with The Tribune's policies. Enforcing Prohibition (New York Times) A summary of the Prohibition Bu reau's first year under the jurisdic tion of the Department of Justice shows statistically the results of a vigorous effort to enforce the law. Agents of the bureau arrested 62,902 alleged violators of the Volstead act. They seized 21,373 distilleries and stills. They confiscated 38,158,431 gallons of beer, spirits, wine and mash. They prosecuted 59,805 cases in the courts and succeeded in ob taining convictions in as many as 85.9 per cent of them. Unfortunately for the unremitting efforts of the bureau, these towering figures do not mean that the Eight eenth Amendment was any more nearly enforced at the close of the fiscal year than at any previous time since its enactment. Year after year the government has published fig ures of this sort, without achieving appreciable success in shutting down the sources of illicit liquor. In the eleven years since prohibition be came the law of the land, the govern ment has actually arrested no fewer than 681,342 persons. It has seized 300,913 distilleries and stills. It has confiscated 291,042,414 gallons of beer, spirits, wine and mash. But it has net prevented the country from be ing flooded with inexpensive liquor. As rapidly as one source of supply of an illegal traffic has been closed, a new source has welled up to take its place. The difficulty lies in the demon strated fact that local sentiment in many populous communities Is op posed to strict enforcement. The government was able to obtain con victions in 85.9 per cent of the cases which it prosecuted during the last fiscal year. It owes this success, how ever, to the fact that it obtains con victions primarily by means of “bar gain-day” arrangements, which per mit violators of the law to escape with nominal penalties. As the pres ent report of the bureau shows, the average fine imposed last year was $154 and the average jail sentence a few months. The principal pays the fine. One of his agents goes to jail. It is easily enough arranged, and considerably less expensive than the system of high license fees which pre vailed in New York and other states before the war. A farm survey in eastern North Da kota showed that approximately 25 per cent of the revenue from a flock of sheep was from the sale of wool. With ordinary prices for feed and wool, the wool clip will about pay the cost of maintaining the flock. At the recent Bowman county fair a total of 591 exhibits were shown by 4-H club members. These Included 200 head of livestock, 31 crops exhib its, 292 displays of foods club work and 68 exhibits of clothing. ITALIAN FRONT FALLS On Oct. 29, 1917, the Italian front collapsed and the Austro-German army reached the outposts before Gems of~ DEGIN HERB TODAY Rich old MRS. JUPITER la robbed aad murdered daring aa engagement party abe la gWlag for her aeeretnry. MARY HARK NESS. Mary's aenpegraee brother. EDDIE, la aappoaed to bars been In the bouee nt the murder hoar. DIRK KUYTHER. blae-blooded young lawyer. Mary's flaaee, ad vises her to keep silent aboat having arranged to meet Eddie secretly, antll he can loeato tho boy. Eddie has disappeared. Mary prevents a maid, BESSIE, from telling BOWEN, police re porter for the Star, aboat Eddie's aappoaed visit. Dirk telepkonea that be baa found Eddie aad will • take her to see him that after “®#"' W* overaleepa and Bowea Mary to the readesvoaa. Eddie Is raa down by a ear aa he crosses tbs street to meet Mary. Delirious la the hospital, be mum bles aboat a fly. NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY CHAPTER IX T7DDIE did not recover conscious* ness sufficiently to tell his ver sion of the story before be died. There were hours of suspense, for he was young and dying did .not come easy to him, even with a frac tured skull. Bowen drew Dirk aside out of Mary’s hearing and let his wrath explode. “I tell you I saw it! It was mur* der—pure murder! Two feet fur ther over, and they’d have got me, too. By God, to get that guy I’d turn this town upsido down!” “Get away!” “Clean. I tell you It was all care fully calculated to the minute. Who* ever it was took a big chance, swingiug around under those L pillars. Just as he turned the cor ner be flooded the carburetor and the number-plate was hidden by smoke.” “But why should anyone want to kill the boy?” Bowen shrugged. “I’ve got an Idea he knows something about this Jupiter killing.” Ruyther looked at blm sharply.* “Ah, the kid didn’t do It. I don’t mean that,” the reporter answered. “I’ll bet my hat this was a profes sional job. Somebody did the Jupi ter job and bung It on Eddie. And when be went to tell, they got him. That's how I figure it” Dirk turned away, savage with regret. If he’d been punctual, Ed die might have been living yet He was convinced the thing was an accident Newspapermen lived with sensation until they saw It where it did not exist. If be bad been disposed to think that someone bad wished Eddie's death, the antagon ism he felt for the other man made him veer to the opposite view. • • • tje could not have explained the AA stiffness that came into his manner when talking to the news paperman but It was strongly root ed and came from two causes. An aversion to publicity was bred in the conservative bones of the Ruy ther clan. And there was some thing more, something about the way the absurd fellow’s gaze fol lowed Mary that stirred all that was proprietary in Dirk’s love. Bowen pursued bis questioning, too absorbed In speculation to no tice the other’s stiffness. Already a plan was forming in bis mind, and If he found enough confirma tion of his suspicions, well—he might be on the trail of a bigger story than be had thought. “How did you get in touch with Harkness, by the way—do you mind telling me?” he asked thought fully. “I confess be had me think ing him guilty—until I saw this. Too plain to miss.” “Why,” said Dirk, hesitating, “he called me up this morning. He really said very little. Said he had tried to reach Mary but the line was busy and he couldn’t wait So he called me Instead. I said, ’Where THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29.1931 The Big: Shot! Udine, where the Italian headquarters were located. Cormons, on the plains about seven miles west of Gorizia, was captured and the armies of the central powers approached the frontier of the Italian coastal region. .But the Germans were repulsed by the French near Chaume and Cour rlers Wood on the western front. The first war prisoner taken by the United States expeditionary forces (a are you?’ and he said ‘l'll tell you when I see you.’ Then he told me to bring Mary and meet him at the corner you took her to at 4 o’clock sharp. It IM been there on time! But—” he gulped down the fact of hia mother’s responsibility for the tragedy—“but I was—detained.” “How did he seem? Frightened? Hurried? Anything queer about it I mean?” "We—ell,” Dirk considered, dis liking the reversal of roles In which be found himself. He was usually the Interrogator himself. On the other hand, he knew that a refractory witness does himself no good, so he answered courteously enough. “I got the Impression he didn’t want to be overheard, perhaps. I couldn’t say there was anything more than that in his manner. Nothing very damning In that I should say. Quite natural under less peculiar circumstances than these. I was just about to ask him for an explanation when he seemed to—become harried, suddenly. He said *1 can’t talk now,’ and added what sounded like—’the fly’s buzz ing around,'—and hung up. Sound ed rather zilly. I wonder what be meant?” He broke off suddenly, remembering that he was talking to a reporter. “Some kid stuff, probably. Very likely meant noth ing at all.” Bowen masked the Interest this information had for him. “Ob, very likely. Funny, though—he’s been talking about a fly in there.” He nodded toward the door of the hospital room. The door of the hoy’s room opened a crack, and a nurse beckoned. “Mr. Ruyther? Please!” Dirk pushed hurriedly Inside, where there was the sound of hushed sob bing. The nurse closed the door, shutting herself and Bowen out. “He’s gone,” she said. Bowen said, “Where’s the nearest ’phone?” and bolted. TN the weeks that followed Eddie’s death the one thing happened that Mary had never dreamed could happen. That was that nothing happened at all. The days went by as usual and there was no news of the sort she wanted to hear. The private Investigators hired Marjj shook her head, *7 cant forget Eddie just j ret." • • • German) died in an American field hospital in France from wounds in flicted by a United States patrol. In eastern Europe, Germans with drew from the Werder peninsula. I Quotations 1 ♦—■ - « No matter how important or big the offender, history shows that he is by Mr. Jupiter to study his wife’s murder—they were the two men who had been hired to protect her and had failed so dismally—were joined by two of their confreres. But the search led nowhere. There were numerous Lorimors in town, even a few aluminum-fitted “special jobs,” but they were all in the pos session of well-to-do citizens with the most unassailable reputations. The car that had dealt the death blow had vanished off the face of the earth. Probably, they reck oned, locked In a private garage somewhere, where it would remain until the affair should have been forgotten, whence it would emerge repainted. And. unless there was a tip-off, might go undetected alto gether. It it had been a “hot” car (that is, stolen), it would have been found deserted. The fact that It was privately owned added to the strength of the rapidly growing theory—now that the first flush of indignation had passed—that Ed die’s death was an accident, and not, as George Bowen of the Star, alone among the metropolitan news-writers, insisted, caused by a “murder car.” At last even Bowen bowed to the strength of opposite opinion, ap parently, for he stopped chiding the police department for its imbecility, and even stopped writing any more about the case. None was happier at his sudden silence than Inspector James Kane. • • • lAfI'ARY had fed her starving hopes '“J- on his persistently optimtstlc stories. When they stopped, she felt alone as the champion of a lost cause. Mr. Jupiter was preoccupied, living withdrawn from all contacts except his daily consultation with the private detectives. Dirk was kindness Itself; there was something so gently*protective, almost paternal, in his attitude to ward her nowadays that she was deeply touched by every new manifestation of his tenderness. But he was trying a case In court and had no time to give to a per sonal Investigation. He was loath to talk about the subject, even. His whole intention during their brief hours together seemed to be to draw her mind *away from past grief. He wanted to abandon their plans for a formal wedding, and be eventually caught.—Amos W. W. Woodcock, prohibition commissioner. # * * You must season statistics with judgment.-—Walter S. Gifford. # * * Civilized man is subject to so many inhibitions that he is rarely free or happy.—Rev J. ft Hardwick. * * # The overwhelming majority of American people want even more pro hibition than they have today.—Rev. Dr. P. Scott Mcßride. ♦ # # If you get. you’ve got to give.— j Theodore Dreiser. # * * Whenever I do indulge my sense of humor, it always gets me into trouble. —Calvin Coolldge. Idmm New York, Oct. 29—Although Max Steuer and William Untermeyer oc cupy the spotlight as Manhattan’s most prominent legal lights, still the legends and truths concerning a cer tain William Fallon go on. Just this morning a note came to my desk announcing that the cinema would use Fallon as a film story char acter. And Gene Fowler has done a biography titled, “The Great Mouth piece.” ■' Without having ever known or seen Mons. Fallon, I think he would have liked the notion of being perpetuated in the movies. He appears to have been a showman unto himself; a law yer who was a consummate actor with Broadway as his stage and its people as his clients. One of the favorite yarns concerns his love for Gertrude Vanderbilt. She showed no great inclination toward returning his affection, so one day he urged her to come to court to hear him plead a case. Nicky Arnstein, one-time spouse of Fannie Brice, was on trial. And Fallon was making a double plea; for his client and the heart of a girl. He was successful in both instances. Then there’s the famous story of his own trial. Bribery had been charged and Fallon represented himself in one married at once. But Mary shook her head. "Wait," •he counseled. "You don’t want a weeping bride. And I can’t forget —Eddie—just yet.” He had to be content. He was no more successful in inducing her to leave what Bowen’s somewhat lurid newspaper persisted in calling the "Murder Mansion,” and come to stay at his mother’s house until the wedding. "I’ve promised Dr. Jordan to stay until Bruce Jupiter comes home,” she said. Presently the daily "conferences” with the detectives stopped, and one day there were no stories in any of the papers relating to the Jupiter murder, except one small routine item, headed "Jupiter Murder Probe Lags, No New Developments Expected, Says Kane.” Mary knit her over this. She resolved to go to see the in* spector herself, and ask him what it meant. Up to this time the newspaper stories had given the Impression that the murderer was Just about to be caught. "Solution of Jupiter Murder Mystery Near,” said the headlines , and "Kane Promises Quick Justice for Killer of Multi* Millionaire’s Wife.” This sudden change of attitude amazed her. Kane greeted her ns usual. He was walking up and down, looking out the window, now and then paus ing to look at her expectantly. That air of his puzzled her; it had from the beginning. He sat down op posite with an air of "Well, what have you to tell me?” She showed him the newspaper article. "Oh, sure,” he said. “We never had a chance from the beginning. Nothing much we can do but wait.” "But you kept telling the news papers that you were about to find the murderer!” she reproached him. Disappointment made her bold. "Why did you say that, if you didn’t think so?” Kane struck the newspaper con temptuously with the back of his hand. "Oh, you’ve got to give 'em some thing to chew on,” he said. "Far as I’m concerned, the case is closed. We don’t know the whole story, but we know—enough.” (To Be Continued) Daily Health Service INHALING BENZOL FUMES DANGEROUS TO WORKER Persons With Heart, Lung or Kidney Trouble Should Avoid All Occupation With Benzol By DR. MORRIS FISHBEIN Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association Benzene A? benzol is one of the most important industrial poisons. Formerly naphtha and benzene were used in place of benzol. Benzol is used largely as a solvent in extraction work, as for extracting oils and greas es. The largest commercial use, aside from gasoline, is for manufacturing rubber cement and other rubber arti cles, brake linings, artificial leather, lacquers and paint and varnish remov ers. Obviously in such work there is great danger of inhaling benzol, and there is plenty of evidence that the Inhaling of fumes has poisonous ef fects. There is destruction of the blood cells and there is besides this an action on the nervous system which brings about muscular tremors, twitch ings, exhaustion, paralysis, rapid pulse, disturbances of the breathing and the vision and a very low temperature. Benzol affects women, of course, as well as men, and an investigation in New York state showed that out of 79 women exposed to benzol fumes, 32 per cent had already changes in the of the most dramatic trials on record. He was, of course, acquitted. Back of all this was the story of a lad who rose from the New York streets to the status of a great actor lawyer—a story that is repeated year after year. Some become builders of skyscrapers and some become govern ors, statesmen and great bankers. The sidewalks of New York appear to spawn ever-fresh material for the high places! * # * A 1 Smith, of course, has become a symbol of the “sidewalks of New York,” and a sterling example of how far a pavement kid can climb. Or you can take almost any of the merchant princes of the big town and trace them back to humble beginnings. The theater, in particular, points to the struggle of its outstanding figures. A 1 Woods, they’ll tell you, once popped out of doorways selling side walk trinkets. The Erlangers, Ham mersteins and Shuberts came up grad ually from the bottom. David Belasco was a poor kid from the west coast who came to town as a “ham” stage manager. Weber and Fields were products of the old Ghetto. So were Berlin and Cantor and Jessel and a score of oth ers. And New Yorkers never cease boast ing of their native sons and daugh ters, largely because so many famous folk come from other sections of the realm. # * * Harlem, even as Greenwich Village, wearies of being Identified with orgies,, rent parties and high life. The negro section of New York keeps up an unending propaganda for the poets, artists and composers whd make the black belt their home. Just now the huge negro settlement is try ing to discover an aviator of conse quence and a fund is being donated toward a negro flyer willing to hop the Atlantic. (Copyright, 1931, NEA Service, Inc.) f BARBS } 0> ■■ ■ » With all this yelling about subsidiz ing, looks like there’s no way for a football player to get through college without an education. * * * Inexperienced investors who daily about the curb are likely to find them selves in the street. a * a Legion resolutions notwithstanding, beer doesn’t seem to be any nearer. # * # The Princess Eugenie rage flopped just in time to save friend h&sband buying a new derby. * * # Several aviatrixes are planning flights across the Atlantic. None of them has asked a man to go along in case they run out of gas. * * * Many a golfer gets a birdie at the 19th hole. (Copyright, 1931, NEA Service, Inc.) Turkey Crop in N. D. Is Smaller This Year A 1931 turkey crop in North Dakota seven per cent smaller than ( last year is indicated by the October report of the United States Department of Ag riculture just released by the federal | agricultural statistician's office at Fargo. This is the second successive THIS CURIOUS WORLD CMff A GRB/SX AOMXR6R Op I I ’ AtlLjbN. He eoRROUiSO IM) affteof WC | j | CAMEOOUH IN N. jp SMH-Wis To CARRY Cv . ANp HAS A CARR|d>M*UK£ 000(1 aTTSacT Them . blood which indicated benzol poison ing. Because of the great danger from this preparation, the National Safety Council has urged, wherever benzol is used, that it be used in enclosure or under conditions which would prevent contact with the fumes by the worker. It is also suggested that at least once a month every worker in the Plant where benzol is used be given a thor ough medical examination with partic ular reference to examination of the blood. No one who has the slightest sign .of disease of the heart, lungs, or kid neys, who has a tendency to bleed, who has anemia, or any other disturb ance of the blood should under any circumstances engage in an occupa tion where he comes into contact with benzol. Because of the danger connected with the use of benzol, great chemical industrial manufacturers are already hard at work trying to find a sub stitute to replace benzol as a commer cial solvent. Furthermore, its use in industry is already beginning to de crease, but it is well for those who are in contact with benzol to realize their danger and to guard against it ac cordingly. year in which the crop has been smaller than for the preceding year. The 1930 crop was estimated to be 12 per cent smaller than that of 1929. Hatchings in the state were poor, due to low fertility of the eggs. Of the young turkeys hatched, there was a somewhat larger proportion saved than in past years, due to the favor able weather conditions. However, comments from reporters indicate that dogs, crows, coyotes and weasels caused considerable destruction in tur key flocks, and that Blackhead is more prevalent. Turkeys are not in as good condi tion as they were at this time last year, due to feed shortage in a con siderable section of the state. Com ments indicate, however, that grass hpppers have furnished a valuable feed supply in many localities. Of the marketable birds, 47 per cent will be ready for the Thanksgiving market compared with 49 per cent last fall; 39 per cent for the Christmas market compared with 37 per cent in 1930; and 14 per cent for later marketings, the same as last year. stickers A IN HIS® «••••• GRAY, WATCHING THE MOONBEAMS •••••• PLAY OH A KEG THAT JH THE BUSHES LAY. THE LEAVES, WH A •••••• > TOOK UP HIS SCWC.’ "THOU •••••• THE BRAVE ! THOU •••••• THE STRONG; *7O THEE DOTH •••••• OF CHEAT BATTLES EE LONG. FRIEND OF TUB ••••••/ TO THEE 1 SIMC f "AND'HAIL THEE AFAR AS JOHN BARLEY CORN, KING. “ There are eight words missing in the above verse. The missing words are composed of the same six letters, differ ently arranged. Can you supply them? , ■ rt Flapper Fanny SayS: HCG. U. S. POT, orr. j),,, Cf/i School spirit is usually bottled up for the football season.