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Oldest Newspaper TABLISHED 1873 Hold Suspect in Local Robbery Southern Farmers Fighting Floodwaters I REINFORCE LEVEES TO PROTECT HOMES AT GLENDORA, MISS. Dozen or More Families Are Forced to Highlands Near Monroe, La. SITUATION HELD ALARMING Rivers in Area Still Are Rising as Many Breaks Occur in Dykes Glendora, Miss., Dec. 29 (JP) — Hastily reinforced barriers, hourly weakening under the steady batter ing of flood waters, Tuesday alone protected the lowlands around Glen dora from the menace of the swollen Bayou Cassidy. Meanwhile, the Bouef river, backed out of its natural course by the over flowing Ouachita, drove a dozen or more families from their homes near I Monroe, La. Rivermen called the situation alarming as flood fighters, who were able to bridge a gap in the Bafou Cassidy levee system Monday, strove to meet and hold off the increasing rush of water. One hundred convicts from the penal farm at Parchman were pressed into service to combat the threatened smashing of the weak ened dykes along an 11-mile front in this section when the flood reaches its expected height Tuesday. Weak spots developed at half a dozen points. The 20-foot crevasse here Monday spread water over half this little Tallahatchie county town. The Bouef around Monroe was registering a rise of two inches every 24 hours. The Bouef empties into the Ouachita southeast of here. The land in southern Monroe is low and there are no protecting levees, but flooding of this section had caused no appre hension for the city proper. CALIFORNIA IS DIGGING OUT OF SNOWBANKS San Francisco, Dec. 29.—(/P) —With further rains and snows forecast for Tuesday, California literally “dug out,” so far as roads and railway lines were concerned, from the havoc caused by storms of the last few days. Southern Pacific train movements over the Sierra Nevada, hampered by snowsiides in two different places, were reported under way. Four deaths, three in traffic, were attri buted to the storms. Some highways were clogged by landslides as a re sult of the week-end's heavy down pour. Gardner Hale, noted New York painter, was killed when his auto mobile plunged from a mountain road near Santa Maria. In Long Beach, more than 500 fam ilies were driven from their homes by rising waters. 70-MILE GALE IS WHIPPING THAMES London, Dec. 29.— (JP) —A 70-mile gale whipped up high tides in the Thames Tuesday and left dwellers along its shores fearful of a repeti tion of the disastrous floods of 1928. The storm also was charged with partial responsibility for the loss of several seamen’s lives in a collision between the steamer American Trad er and a tug. Nine men were believed to have drowned as a result of the collision, which occurred in the lower river, in what is known as “Galleon's Reach.’ The tug sank immediately. The gale and the spring tides raised furious seas along the coasts, and snow and hail accompanied the wind, which blew hardest in the north. A northwest gale lashed Mersey Estuary, rolling up tremendous waves which prevented a number of ships from sailing. Heavy snowstorms oc curred in Scotland, North Ireland and Wales. Obtain No Clues to Hit and Run Driver Bottineau, N. D., Dec. 29-—(^P) — With no clues obtained as to the identity of an automobile or truck driver who struck and fatally injured Hugh “Scotty" Anderson on a high way near Bottineau Saturday, an in quest into the death was to be con vened here Tuesday afternoon. Anderson’s body, which was found in a ditch near here Sunday, is held at a local funeral parlor as authori ties seek kin of the dead man. Acquaintances of Anderson have told authorities they believe he had a brother and sister residing in Can ada. He was a native of Scotland, v Anderson is thought to have been walking along the highway toward Bottineau when he was struck and knocked into the ditch. PREDICT BETTER BUSINESS Chicago, Dec. 29.—(/P)—Better busi ness in general for 1932 was predicted Tuesday by 11 leaders in various lines. “Their views, published in the January issue of Commerce, official publication of the Chicago Association of Commerce, w r ere based on the belief that better management will result from the experiences of the past THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE Rivetless Steel Bridge Hailed as Engineering Feat This new bridge, across the Buyra river in Poland, has b ecome an object of interest to the whole scientific world. For although, it was built of steel, there is not a single rivet in it. By a special process, all parts have been welded together in a solid piece. Magnitude of ‘Open Your Heart’ Work Shown in General Chairman’s Report JACOBY QUITS AS PARTNER OF LENZ IN BRIDGE MATCH Resignation Comes After Mu tual Criticism in Monday Night Session New York, Dec. 29.—<AP) —Oswald Jacoby resigned as partner of Sidney S. Lenz early Tuesday after much mu tual criticism in a session during which they cut 250 points off the lead of Mr. and Mrs. Ely Culbertson in the prolonged test of rival systems of oon tract bridge. Psychic bids by Jacoby toward the end of the session touched off the fireworks. Prior to that Jacoby ac cused Lens of making misplays which enabled the Culbertsons to fulfill con tracts. Referring to “rotten" bids by his partner, Lenz at first said there was no possibility of Jacoby returning to the match and Jacoby said he could not go on being publicly criticized by Lenz, “especially when the criticisms are to cover up errors of his own." Came a prolonged conference in secret, friends of each trying to make peace. The upshot was an announce ment that Lenz would have a new partner Tuesday night, presumably Commander Winfield Liggett. Jr., and that Jacoby would be back in the match later. The Culbertsons won five of eight rubbers of the session, their plus be ing reduced to 16,840 largely because Culbertson went down 1.400 points once in a lump. The rubber stand ing three rubbers past the two thirds mark, became 59 for Culbertson’s side and 44 for Lenz’s. Mrs. Culbertson Back Mrs. Culbertson returned to the match after a holiday absence. Prior to the session Jacoby express ed the opinion privately that it was impossible for the Culbertson’s lead to be overtaken. He figured he and Lenz must win at least 36 of the re maining rubbers. It so happens the session involving the most criticism of partners also saw the most brilliant playing of any of the 14 sessions, each side made end plays, so that opponents were forced to lead away from kings up to ace queens or the like. Culbertson made an exit play, unnecessarily playing a king in order to prevent opponents from forcing him to lead. He also made a triple squeeze play. The psychic bids of Jacoby, the im mediate cause of the resignation, were on a hand in which his only face cards were a king and a queen. He bid one no trump over Mrs. Culbertson’s one spade. Culbertson doubled and Ja coby then bid two clubs, having only four clubs, the highest of which was the eight spot. Culbertson read the bids as psychic and bid two no trump. Mrs. Culbertson raised him to three and they made five. In another hand Mrs. Culbertson made one no trump when she could have been set and in the same rub ber Culbertson made three no trump on a contract for two when he could (Continued on page Seven) Old-Timers May Say ‘Pooh, Pooh’ But 1931 Was Warmest Year in History Washington, Dec. 29.—f/P) —The fellow who kept repeating through most of 1931, “Gosh, it’s hot," really had something to talk about Official records of the weather bureau show the year now closing as the warmest on record for al most every state. While generally there was an excess of high temperatures, there also was a noticeable lack of dis turbing and costly weather phenomena, such as the wide spread droughts of 1930, severe tropical storms and tornadoes and devastating floods. J. B. Kincer, meteorologist, termed the excessive warmth the outstanding feature of 1931. Two bad drought spots, how ever. spotted the year’s weather map. The first occurred in the Thousands of Articles Given to 546 Needy Persons and Families The vast amount of relief work ac complished by the Bismarck Ameri can Legion's 1931 "Open Your Heart’* campaign was revealed Tuesday in a report made by Milton Rue, general chairman. The campaign, conducted through out the month preceding Christmas, was greater in every respect than the inaugural "Open Your Heart” drive staged by Lloyd Spetz post No. 1 a year ago. Articles of clothing, food, and oth er essentials distributed among 546 needy families and persons in Bis marck and the surrounding territory ran into thousands. The campaign had a deficit of $255.99 after cash expenditures total ing $1,235.96 had been made, the chairman reported. Cash donations to the drive, made voluntarily by per sons in this area, totaled $650.51 while $585.45 was realized by the campaign on the huge Charity Ball staged by the Legionnaires. 678 Donations Made Cash contributors totaled 172 while 506 persons and institutions donated clothing and other items. Most of the relief work was con ducted In Bismarck or Its immediate vicinity, but no requests from needy persons in the Capital City area went unanswered. Relief projects undertaken by the campaign were listed by Rue as fol lows: Bismarck, 344; territory im mediately adjacent to Bismarck, 61; Menoken, 17; Sterling, 16; Regan, 14; Mandan, 13; Baldwin. 9; Wing. 8; McKenzie and outside of state, 6 each; Wilton and Moffit, 5 each; Hazelton and Timmer, 4 each; Brad dock and Cannonball, 3 each: Good rich. Burt. Fargo. Glencoe, and Stew artsdale, 2 each; Britton, Price, Tap pen, Tuttle, Killdeer, Dunseith, Stras burg. Huff, Sanger, Hague, Dawson, Hensler, Ryder, Linton, Arena, Rug by, Driscoll, and Welch Spur, 1 each. Shoes and Coat Needed Seven hundred thirty-one pairs of shoes and 140 tons of coal were two of the chief items in the list of essen tials given to the needy. Other dona tion items were listed as follows: Overcoats 317; hats and caps, 379; overshoes and rubbers, 292 pair; suits, 249; dresses, 359; sweaters and jackets, 118; socks and stockings, 312 pair; blankets and quilts, 21; shirts, 267; gloves and mittens, 201 pair; under wear, 347; trousers, 205; baby clothes, 91 items; nightgowns and pajamas, 40; coveralls and overalls, 141; pillows, 4; dishes, 6 items; baby carriages, 4; iContlnu;d on page seven; Tolna Youth Dies Of Skiing Injuries Tolna, N. D„ Dec. 29.—</P>—Roy Hand, 18, son of C. J. Hand of Tolna, died Monday from injuries received when he fell from skiis while being drawn behind an automobile Sunday night. He received a broken arm and internal injuries. He was a freshman at Macalester college in St. Paul and was spending the Christmas recess at his home here. He was born at Benson, Minn., in 1913. and came here with his parents in 1917. His twin sister, Grace, is a student at Valley City State teachers’ college. Funeral services will be held Thursday. % spring in Montana, northwestern North Dakota, and South Dakota. Thousands of farmers required assistance when their feed crops were destroyed. About the time fall rains re lieved this drought, another be came acute in the southeast. The northern half of the coun try was comparatively warmer than the southern half, with the greatest excess centering in the Northern Great Plains States— North and South Dakota and Minnesota. Huron, South Dakota, was rel atively the hottest place in the country, taking the year as a whole. The accumulated excess of temperature up to December 1 was 2181 degrees, or an average of 6 degrees above normal every day. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1931 Late News Bulletins (By The Associated Press) PIONEER SUCCUMBS Sheldon, N. D., Dec. 2.—UP)— Daniel Torfin, 72, pioneer settler and large landholder in Ransom county, died at his home here Tuesday after a lingering illness. Torfin was a representative from the 14th district in the North Da kota legislature In the session of 1915. TRAFFIC TOLL IS 114 Fargo, N. D., Dec. 29.— f/P) —Deaths by cars In North Dakota sine? Jan- 1 stood at 114 Tuesday, 21 more than at any previous time during the three-year tabulation conducted by the Fargo Forum. In 1929 and 1930 fatalities in car accidents totaled 93 each year. LABOR CHIEFS MEETING Cleveland, Dec. 2.— 1/P) —The 21 representatives of 1.250,000 rail road employes were called to gether Tuesday to determine a date for negotiations on unem ployment and the railroads’ plan for a 15-per-cent wage cut. ENTERS PENITENTIARY Lawrence Osman, convicted of manslaughter in Ransom county, be gan serving a five year sentence in the state penitentiary here Tuesday. Prison officials said he will be as signed to work later. PLAN THIRD PARTY Washington, Dee. 29.—(AV-Re publican Independents are seri ously considering a third-party movement in 1932 in the event the Republican and Democratic conventions fail to nominate a man to their liking. The group comprises the senate Independ ents who are opposed to renom ination of President Hoover. ONE DAY’S NOTICE Washington, Dec. 29.— (fP) —The In terstate Commerce commission Tues day authorized railroads west of the Mississippi river to put rate increases into effect on one day’s notice. FAKGOANWILLSEEK DISTRICT JUDGESHIP Monson Says His Hat Is in Ring For Election to Place on Bench Fargo, N. D., Dec. 29. —(>P) —Leigh J. Monson, Fargo attorney, former judge of the Cass county court and a candidate for district judge at the last election, announced Tuesday that “his hat is in the ring" as a candidate for the district judgeship at the 1932 election. In the coming election the six year-term feature inaugurated by the last legislature for district court judges, will become effective for the first time. There are three Judges to be elected in the first judicial dis trict which consists of the counties of Barnes, Cass, Grand Forks, Griggs Nelson, Steele and Traill. The 1931 session of the legislature passed a law that, at the coming election, the candidate for judge re ceiving the highest vote will be elect ed for a six-year term, the man re ceiving the next highest will be named for a four-year term and the man receiving the third highest the two-year term. Thereafter, every two years the voters of the first Judicial district will elect but one judge and he for a six year term. In the past local district court judges have been named for a four-year term and have always come up for election in presidential years. A. of C. Meetings Set for Next Week Informal Conferences Will Be Held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Evenings WILL DISCUSS PROBLEMS Members Will Have Opportunity to Express Opinions, Make Suggestions Annual conferences of members of the Bismarck Association of Com merce will be held next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, it was announced Tuesday by H. P. Goddard, secretary. The conferences will be held at 7:30 o'clock in the meeting room adjacent to the officers of the Burleigh county agricultural agent. Monday evening, all members of the association whose names begin with A, B. C, D, E, F, or G. will meet. Those whose names begin with any letter from H to O, inclusive, will as semble Tuesday evening while those whose names begin with any letter from P to Z. Inclusive, will meet Wed nesday evening, Goddard said. Directors in Charge Directors of the association who will be In charge of the conferences are: Monday—J. E. Davis, A. J. Ar not, and James Trimble; Tuesday—H. J. Duemeland, O. V. Bowman. Dr. J. O. Arnson, and Harry Woodmansee; Wednesday—Dr. R. S. Towne, George Duemeland, and Carl Nelson. The conferences will be Informal. The object of them is to give every member an opportunity to express his opinions and to make suggestions re garding the association’s program for the next year. This will give the directors Ideas re garding the wishes of the members and will assist them in arranging projects for the coming year, God dard said. ‘Duty’ to Attend The secretary declared it the "duty” of every member to attend the con ferences. He pointed out that it is "no more than fait" for members, who have made the directors respon sible for the administration of the or ganization, to "help those directors" with constructive suggestions. The annual meeting of the associa tion will be held shortly after the middle of January, Goddard said. A definite date for this meeting has not yet been selected. PINE RIVER, lit, IS TERRORIZED BY BOLD BANDIT GANG Gangsters Enter Homes and Take Residents Captive; Loot Stores Pine River. Minn.. Dec. 29.—(/P) — Bandits terrorized this community of 410 persons for two hours early Tues day, slugged the constable, menaced other residents and looted several stores. Using the ruse they were on official business for Sheriff F. E. Little of Bralnerd, six men, one of whom car ried a machine gun, went to the Frank Marsh home at 3 a. m. Marsh was forced to direct them to the home of Constable Ole Houg ward. He resisted their efforts to hold him and was floored by a blow as a raider struck him with his gun. When he revived he was forced to accompany the group to the Horrigan drug store and to where Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Horrigan and Mrs. Horri gan's sister live. The Horrigans were routed from their beds and Horrigan was forced to open the cash drawer of the drug store. The thieves took S2OO in cash and then left a guard with Mrs. Hor rigan and her sister, while they marched Marsh, Hougward, and Hor rigan to the Harold HUI home. Hill and his wife were ordered from their beds and lined up against a walk The robbers took Mrs. Hill's $l5O diamond ring and Hill's large hunting rifle. Adding Mr. and Mrs. Hill to their squad of prisoners, the raiders forced Hill to open his hardware store and safe and took S2OO and some jewelry. Then the bandits marched their prisoners back to the Horrigan home, leaped into their car and fled toward Bralnerd. Before departing, the raiders locked the four men in the basement of the Horrigan home and the three women in a bedroom. GERMAN BANKER DIES Berlin, Dec. 29.—(AP)—Arthur von Gwinner, 76, vicepresident of the board of the Deutsche Bank, died Tuesday. He was internationally known and aided in the reorganization of the Northern Pacific railroad and other ventures In the United States. ACCUSE INDIANA SHERIFF Portland, Ind., Dec. 29.—YAP)—Ac cused of complicity in four eastern Indiana bank robberies, Sheriff Ira Barton of Blackford coun y was placed under arrest at Hartford City Monday night and brought to the Jay county jail here. KITCHEN, PALMER WILL KEEP POSTS ON STATE BOARD Attorney General Holds Invalid Law Removing Them From Administration Body Two ex-offlcio members of the state board of administration, who are elim inated from the board after January 1 by a law passed by the 1931 legisla ture, will continue to serve on the board on the ground the law was not passed constitutionally, it was an nounced Tuesday. The cx-officio members are Miss Bertha R. Palmer, state superinten dent of public instruction, and Joseph A. Kitchen, commissioner of agricul ture and labor. The rest of the board is composed of three appointive mem bers. The attorney general, previous to the passage of the law by the legisla ture, ruled in an opinion that a two thirds vote would be necessary to pass the law. The act was subsequently taken up by the legislature, and pre siding officers held the act adopted, although it lacked the two-thirds ma jority. Holding that the law is unconstitu tional, Attorney General James Morris ruled that the act does not affect the personnel of the board. Approved By People The board is organized under sec tion 1 of chapter 71 of the laws of 1919. At a special election held June 26, 1919, the act was referred to the people and was approved by a vote of 59,749 to 51,894. Section 25 of the constitution pro vides that “no measure enacted or ap proved by a vote of the electors shall be repealed or amended by the legis lature except upon a yea and nay vote upon roll call of tw'o-thirds of all the members elected to each house.” Morris ruled the law, to be amended, must have the two-thirds vote of all members of each house of the legis lature. In considering the amendment to eliminate the ex-officio members, the senate voted 28 for, and 20 against, one member being absent and not vot ing. In the house the vote was 60 for and 50 against, with three members absent and not not voting. To pass the act by a two-thirds ma jority, it would have been necessary to obtain 76 votes in the house and 33 in the senate. Last February, during the legisla tive session, Mrs. Minnie Craig, a member of the house, inquired of the attorney general whether a two-thirds vote was necessary to pass the law. Shaft Ruled in February Harold Shaft, assistant attorney general, at that time ruled that “chap ter 71, session laws of 1919, having been referred and approved by a vote of the electors, it is my opinion that ; the same may not be amended except upon the vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house.” Recently, Ernest G. Wanner, execu tive secretary of the board of ad ministration, requested a ruling on the act, declaring that: “It is a no torious fact that there is a grave pos sibility that this law is unconstitu tional and it did not receive enough votes in the state legislature to pass it. Naturally this board is concerned as to how it shall proceed after the end of this year.” Morris, in his reply, called atten tion to Shaft’s opinion, declaring that “this office holds that chapter 265 of the session laws of 1931 is unconstitu tional for the reasons disclosed in the opinion of Mr. Shaft.” Since it is unconstitutional, Morris said, it does not make any change in the personnel of the board of admin istration. The two ex-officio members said they would abide by the attorney gen eral’s decision and continue to act on the board. TO TEST DRUNKEN DRIVERS Chicago, Dec. 29. —UP) —A standard ized test is being prepared at the crime detection laboratory of North western university to determine the exact degree of intoxication of auto mobile drivers who are tipsy when they are involved in accidents. John D. Rockefeller Is Lively Host At Annual Party For His Neighbors Ormond Beach, Fla., Dec. 29. UP) —John D. Rockefeller, the mul ti-millionaire, laughed at the an tics of a toy goose that lay gold en eggs at his annual Christmas party here Monday night and chuckled while guests sang “Good Times Are Coming.” “That’s the spirit we need,” he commented at the conclusion of the song. “That’s what will make us all smile.” The goose that laid the golden eggs was one of the presents dis tributed to Rockfeller and his 130 guests by a Santa Claus in the person of Sam Galloway, Daytona Beach, Fla. The 93-year-old multi-million aire was the center of the party ■ •> Where Storms Rage | Two storms were reported raging in Finland Tuesday. The position of the country is shown on the map above. 1 One was the output of King Boreas, who staged a blizzard. The other was a storm cf ballots by which the Finns hoped to decide the 13-year-old prohibition question. ANOTHER Cirr FALLS AS JAPANESE ARMY CONTINUES ADVANCE Yellow Men Drive Westward From Tienchuangtai and Capture Panshanhsien BULLETIN (By The Associated Press) Marshal Chang Hsueh-Liang, deposed governor of Manchuria, at Peiping has ordered his forces at Chinchow to withdraw south of the great wall of China. (By The Associated Press) Driving westward from Tienchu angtai. the Japanese column which entered Taw’a yesterday captured Panshanlisien Tuesday after an aerial bombardment. At the same time a brigade started from Mukden to Hsinmintun, a move ment interpreted as the beginning of an advance down the Peiping-Muk den railway to join the force from Tienchuangtal at Kowpangtze, a junction more than half way from Mukden to Chinchow. Down at Nanking, Eugene Chen, a leader of the Cantonese faction, was made foreign minister in the new Chinese government headed by Lin Sen and of nine other cabinet ap pointments six were given to mem bers of the Canton group and three to the Nanking faction. Reports from Tientsin said it was believed there that Marshal Chang Hsueh-Llang was preparing to with draw his Chinese army from Chin chow to a point south of the great wall. Japanese airplanes flew back and forth over Chinchow Tuesday night and, although they dropped no bombs, the frightened people expected an attack any moment. —General Jiro Tamon’s second Jap anese division resumed its advance in column early Tuesday morning and encountered a force of 3,000 Chinese at the village of Tatienchiayen. The Chinese fled toward Panshan hsien, seven miles to the northward, after a brief conflict. Japanese airplanes reported Japan ese cavalry, scouting ahead of the main force, had reached the banks of the Hsuantai river, four or five miles north of Panshanhsien, by mid day. The expedition passed the night in Tawa and surrounding villages, occu pied Monday. After two hours of steady progress along the railway, the infantry en countered and dispersed 1,000 Chinese guerillas at the village of Palitze. It then continued to Tatienchiwen where the conflict was severe, al though brief. The Japanese artillery entered the action, completing the rout of the Chinese. The Japanese air scouts returned to their base at Tashihchiao and re ported a heavy concentration of Chi nese regulars at Panshanhsien. They said they saw a troop train of 22 cars arrive at the place and that Pan shanhsien and nearby villages were crowded with Chinese troops. activities. It was a noisy, con fused and gay affair. Children squealed with delight as they received all kinds of pres ents. The spacious west sun porch of the casements resembled a department store Christmas rush as they unwrapped their packages and tossed the paper around. But Rockefeller enjoyed it all. Several years ago his an nual parties were almost exclu sively for children. The party continued well into the night and as it closed Rocke feller led the crowd in singing: “God Be With You Till We Meet Again.” That has always been the clos ing song of the Rockefeller Christmas parties. The Weather Snow or rain tonight: Wednes day cloudy; colder. PRICE FIVE CENTS ACCUSED OF TAKING PART IN LOOTING OP DAKOTA BANK HERE Efforts Will Be Made to Bring George White Back From Long Beach, Cal. IOWA OFFICIALS WANT HIM Charged With Being One of Gang Which Staged Hold- Up Aug. 7, 1930 A man suspected of participating in the robbery of the Dakota National Bonk and Trust company here Aug. 7, 1930, is being heid in Long Beacn, Calif., it was announced Tuesday by J. E. Davis, president of the local banking institution. He is James Leo Murphy, alias George E. White, known to police as "the Turk.” Efforts will be made to bring him to Bismarck to face charges of rob bing the local bank, Police Chief Chris J. Martineson said. Martineson has spent several months trying to locate White and has sent many letters and telegrams to police officials in the western half of the country in the search for him. Charles Whittey, Jr., customer who was in the bank at the time of the robbery, identified White as one of the robbers from a photograph last June 3, Martineson said. Martineson said he holds warrants for the arrest of five men. including White, on charges of robbing the bank here. Long Beach police believe White is a resident of Bismarck, according to an Associated Press dispatch. “He has been through the Dakotas and Min been through the Dakotas and Min nesota a lot,” they said. White re fused to say he lived in Bismarck. White told police he was wanted at Calumet, la., for bank robbery and said he was willing to return there ‘because I can beat that rap.” Then he added, “I’m not going to go if I can help it, because If I do there's something else I did In that section that I couldn’t beat.” He refused to explain what he meant by this statement and police declined to say whether anything had been found connecting him with the robbery In Bismarck. White was arrested in Long Beach Dec. 11, while, police said, he was wandering along a street in an intoxicated condition. He is serving a 30-day sentence for theft. Police said he stole articles from stores and sold them to others. PROHIBITION LAW IS SUBJECT OF BALLOT BY FINNISH VOTERS Citizens Use Skis, Skates and Sledges in Two-Day Par ade to Polls Helsingfors, Finland, Dec. 29.—OF)— Skis and skates and sledges, reindeer and automobiles, slithered and squeaked over Finland’s snows Tues day as the voting portion of the coun try’s 3,500,000 people moved out to have its say on the 13-year-old prohi bition law. Old Boreas blew a roaring blizzard down from the north Monday as a fanfare to open the voting—but prob ably kept thousands of country peo ple at home because of impassable roads. The polling places opened at 9 a. m., but the blizzard made voting a real sacrifice of personal comfort. Snow plows cleared a way for trol ley cars, automobiles and pedestrians, and hardfisted laborers wielding shovels kept the sidewalks open at the voting booths. With such bad weath er neither side was surprised at the small turnout, but both predicted a heavier vote when the offices and stores closed. During a brief but intense-campaign an unusually strong interest has been aroused on both sides of the question and observers here looked for a heavy poll during the two days—Tuesday and Wednesday—unless the weather is extremely severe. The blizzard and the falling baro meter Monday chilled the fervor at prohibition headquarters. The pro hibitionists count on the farmers and workers to keep the country legally dry. At the same time, in the warm headquarters of the “antis” hopes rose with the tempo of the storm outside. The issue is not a flat alternative. The voters will decide whether the law is to be continued, repealed, or modified to permit medium strength wines and beers. The referendum is not self-effective. The decision will be merely advisory to the legislature, but the legislature is expected to follow its dictates, if the verdict is decisive. Democrat Is Named As I. C. C. Chairman Washington, Dec. 29.— UP)—' Claude R. Porter, a Democrat, Monday was elected chairman of the Interstate Commerce beginning Jan. 1. He succeeds Ezra Bralnerd, Jr., of Oklahoma, chairman for the last year. An lowan, he has been on the com mission since 1928. for the year