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North Dakota’*
Oldest Newspaper
ABLISHED 187*
Hoover Will Seek Renomination
Cold Wave Holds North Dakota in Its Grip
ALL STATE POINTS
REPORT HEADINGS
' BELOW ZERO MARK
Lower Middle West and East
Prepare For Sharp Drop
in Temperature
CAPITAL MINIMUM IS 11.4
Snowplows Work to Open High
ways In Minot and Dick-
inson Districts
Weather men in the lower middle
west and east took a look at reports
from the Northwest Thursday and ad
vised their neighbors to get ready for
some real winter.
North Dakota, Monona, Wyoming
and the Canadian provinces had proof
that the Old Man of the North had
not entirely lost his grip Wednesday
night when the mercury skidded below
zero. Lander, Wyo., was the coldest
spot reporting to the local weather
bureau, the temperature there being
24 below.
The minimum in Bismarck was 11.4
below zero, reached at 8:30 Thursday
morning. A brilliant sun then began
to make itself felt and the mercury
began to rise, approaching the zero
mark at noon. The coldest spot in the
state was Minot with -16, but nowhere
in the state was it above zero. The
forecast was “not so cold" Friday.
Snowplows were working in the
Minot and Dickinson areas, snowed in
Wednesday, with prospects that most
of the nudn roads would be open by
Thursday night. The highway de
partment forecast was that U. S. No.
10 would be opened from Fargo to
Beach and U. 8. No. 2 was expected to
be opened from Minot to Michigan by
3 p. m. A plow was working from
WiUiston toward Stanley but there
was small prospect that the road from
Stanley to Minot would be opened be
fore Friday. U. S. No. 83 from Bis
marck to Minot was to be opened by
noon. It was badly drifted south of
Minot.
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Open In East
Roads southeast of Minot were be
lieved to be open to motorists who
didn't mind a bit of shoveling now and
then.
In the lotver middle west, Winter
was pawing the spring flowers out of
his whiskers and preparing to get
tough.
All season he has acted like a hot
house geranium In that district In
stead of a fierce fellow with hair on
his chest. Grass has sprouted where
snow should fall. Zephrys have sung
where blizzards should howl. Rain
bows have sparkled In skies that
should be choked with dead gray
clouds. The plough has slid through
soft soil that should be frozen rock.
But Thursday winter sounded* off
that he was about to take the upstart
spring for a ride.
In the midwest, where the old
blusterer is usually up to his hips in
snow at this time of year, the world
was around to put an extra shot of
anti-freeze in the radiator and take
the comforter out of the mothballs.
It will be colder, winter hissed, add
ing sotjo voge, “but not terribly cold.'
In eastern America where spring
romped Wednesday as winter slept
there was talk of colder days ahead,
starting by Friday.
-Athletes Disappointed
Winter’s dereliction was felt keenly
at Lake Placid, N. Y.. where interna
tional athletes, specialists in winter
sports, watched a 60-degree breeze
wipe away the Adirondack snows and
whip mountain streams, usually froz
en to narrow rivulets, into flood wa
ters. When winter pays strict atten
tion to business he generally lays
down a zero cold there at this season.
In western New York, plough horses
were at work two months early, and
honey bees hummed gaily, as though
they might know something.
Exceeding Washington’s 75 degrees,
Hagerstown, Md., took off its coat and
went around in a par-shattering 78.
Floods and wicked, winds brought
trouble and death to parts of the
south where the death list of Tues-i
day’s twister reached 11. The New
Mexico Indian country worried bveri
the consequences of a new sonwstorm
which blocked roads and threatened j
losses among Navajo herds.
Although flaunted in the east, the
midwest and south, winter cut capers
in California where, according to the
records, he Shouldn’t. At • Santa.
Maria, north of Los Angeles, snow
fell for'the first time in halt a cen
tury. in the California citrus belt the
thermometers read as low as3B above.
Angry storms whipped. Ariadna, cut
ting Prescott and Flagstaff off from
outstide traffic..
Winter was In top form in Drum
heller, Alberta, where he wrote ! a
minus 33 in the thermometers and
made the Drumhellers like It.
* Montana Continues .
* Effort to Get Doss
Helena, Mont., Jan., 14. yPi—A
second set of requisition papers seek
ing return of Howard J. Dess tram
Minneapolis, Minn., to Billings were
issued Wednesday by Qovernpr Bflck
son. ■
These are based, oh a grand larceny
complaint in which Does is accused
of unlawful appropriation of $2,000
trust shares valued at 88M0Q. *
Dow is at liberty on $3,000 bond.
Minneapolis police said Doss in
dicated hewoukl fight extradition.
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IN HONOLULU SLAYING CASE
Lieut. Thomas Mattie (left) was charged In Honolulu with the slav
ing of a Hawaiian native, Joseph Kahahawal, one of five defendants In
a criminal assault ease in whieh Mrs. Mattie (right) was the victim.
Mrs. Masala’s socially prominent mother. Mrs. Granville Fortescue. also
was held. This picture of the Massiea was taken at their wedding In
1927.
Murderer of Former N, D.
Woman Sought in Capital
Seek Negro Believed to Have
Grudge Against Mrs.
Agnes B. Usley
Washington. Jan. 14. —(/P)—The
search for the murderer of Mrs. Ag.-.es
Boeing Ilsley, wealthy Middleburg,
Virginia, sportswoman, and her maid,
Mrs. Mina Buckner, Thursday cen
tered in Washington.
A small automobile, apparently the
only thing stolen after Mrs. Ilsley and
her servant were beaten to death in
Middleburg early Wednesday, warf
abandoned.
Police, searching for George Craw
ford, negro, former employe of Mrs
Ilsley, picked up a negvo soon after
wards. He. gave his name as Melvin
Crawford and after questioning offi
cers said he was not the man sought.
Search Virginia Area
Meanwhile members of the socially
prominent set of Mlddleburg aided po
lice in an intensive search of the Vir
ginia Blue Grass country on the
theory Crawford might have turned
back after leaving the car.
Crawford, ex-convict, has relatives
in Washington and police detained
William Thomas, a nephew, for ques
tioning. He denied having seen his
uncle. Police however, said they had
been told the man they wanted was in
Philadelphia and police there h&d
been notified.
Suspicion centered on Crawford af
ter it became known that Mrs. Ilsley
had sworn out a warrant charging
him with robbery of her house and
that she had told friends she feared
the man.
Found By Brother
Mrs. Ilsley, widow of a Milwaukee
banker, was found dead by her broth
er, Paul Boeing. He had spent the
night at her big red brick mansion,
to protect it from further robbery,
while she and the maid occupied the
cottage nearby. Until last Sunday the
big house had been rented to Katrina
McCormick, daughter of Mrs. Ruth
Hanna McCormick, former member of
congress and internationally promi
nent socially.
' Mlddleburg is a center for’horse
loving • society. Estates, many with
private race tracks and steeplechase
courses,, dot the surrounding land
scape. The fox hunts there draw in
ternationally known sportsmen and
women. A member of the Mlddleburg
Hunt club. Mrs. Ilsley kept a string of
hunters and until recently, show
horses.
Dr. Oscar B. Hunter, Washington
pathologist, reported that an exam
ination showed conclusively that
neither had been assaulted by their
slayer. > !
: Mrs. Ilsley was,a native of Minto.
Walsh county. North Dakota. She
was the daughter of Mr. and Airs.
Julius W. Boeing. Fargo, now on an
extensive tour of the south. Mrs.
Ilsley once was an assistant home
demonstration, leader at toe Nortu
Dakota Agricultural college. Subse
quently she was special demonstrator
for the Cheney Silk Mills and a fash
ion writer for Harper’s Bazaar.
Heiress Guilty of
2nd Degree Murder
Flint, Mleh., Jan. 14.—<*)—Mi*• 1
Helen Joy Morgan, 27-year-old heir- 1
ess, was convicted Thursday of sec- #
oad-degree murder for the slaying ■
last April 33 of Leslie Casteel, her {
garage mechanic sweetheart, and im- j
mediately was sentenced to serve '
from 30 to' 35 years in prison,
Mias Morgan, who sersaraed denials |
of prosecution charges it the dose of <
tbs trial Wednesday, remained calm <
as the sentence was pronounced. 1
A circuit court Jury returned the <
verdict after four hours and 40 mln- i
utes deliberation. . / , 1
, Casteel was shot to death on a lone
ly read near e esmetery. Miss tier- <
gan told the peUbe she shat him as i
they struggled fqr possession of a pis- <
fcol with which he had threatened her <
while they sat in an automobile. i
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THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE
LAVAL PICKS YOUNG
MEN FOR IMPORTANT
PLACES ON CABINET
Pitrrs Cathala, 38, and Achilla
Fould Promoted From
Undersecretaries
Paris, Jan, 14.—(iP)—Pierre Laval,
one of the youngest of French pre
miers, began his preparations for the
coming international conferences
Thursday with a new cabinet of
youth.
The new cabinet, the 87th under
the third republic, was approved by
President Paul Doumer Wednesday
night. In place of the veteran Aris
tide Briand, foreign minister for the
last six years and called the “peace
maker of Europe,” M. Laval himself
will occupy the foreign office as well
as the premiership.
For minister of war to succeed the
late Andre Maginotr, the premier* se
lected his former mentor, Andre Tar
dleu, noted French Journalist and
disciple of the late M. Ctemenceau,
tiger of France.
On the shoulders of these two will
fall the chief burden of the coming
reparations and disarmament confer
ences.
To succeed himself in the impor
tant post of minister of interior, M.
Laval selected 38-year-old Pierre Ca
thala, a disciple of himself and M.
Tardieu, and to follow M. Tardieu as
minister of agriculture he picked
young Achllle Fould. Both these lat
ter were undersecretaries in the bid
cabinet.
M. Briand, veteran of many con
ferences, prepared, meanwhile, to go
back to the serenity of bis farm at
Coeherel, and his fishing, in an effort
to mend his broken health, quitting
the stage of politics on which he has
played a leading role for SO years.
CHIAN TRAPPER
HAS DEFIED POUCE
Holds Off Eight Mon For 15
Hours With Riflo Firm;
Believed Demented x
Edmonton, Alta., Jan. 14.—<**)—Be
yond the arctic circle, near the mouth
of the broad Mackenzie, mounted po
lice planned anew Thursday attempts
to capture a hermit trapper accused
of wounding a constable.
One expedition to Mb lonely cabin
up the old Yukon trail from Aklavtk.
N. W. T., was thwarted when' the
trapper, Albert Johnson, greeted It
with rifle fire.
8i held eight men off tor 15 bouts.
The posse withdraw when Its supplies
became low. Another patrol Vas be
lieved making the trip to the cable
Thursday.
Officers believe the trapper Is de
mented. His Isolated cabin site en a
brush covered promontory. Hastily
constructed bombs were thrown at
the cabin, wrecking the dbor,, and
Johnson then moved totunnel bo*
neath the floor and continued . his
or* • . /.w •;
The man was accused of Shooting
Constable A. W. King, when King aha
Constable R. Q. McDowell went to his
oaMn several days ago to Investigate
complaints of Indians their trap linos
were being tampered with, .
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BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1932
WILTON MAN TAKES
PREMIER PRIZE IN
SLOPE BIRD SHOW
S. R. Livergood’s Barred Rock
Entry Selected as Grand
Champion Exhibit
OAKES MAN WINS PEN CUP
Mrs. Frank Josephson, Wash
burn Wins in Turkey Divi
sion With Yearling
Tt> McLean county and S. R. Liver
good of Wilton go premier honors in
the 13th annual Slope Poultry show
for a Barred Rock pullet, selected by
the judges as the grand champion of
the exhibition Thursday morning.
The bird was selected as the finest
entry in any class entered in the
show.
Barred Rocks also captured the
pen championship, with R. C. Peter
son. Oakes, winning group honors
with an entry of.three birds.
The grand championship carries
with it the award of a silver cup of
fered by the O. H. Will company, a
gold medal offered by the American
Poultry association, as well as a blue
ribbon proclaiming it the finest
single entry in the show. %
The winning pen entry will receive
a silver cup from The Bismarck Trib
une for the best group exhibit.
Washburn Turkey Wins
A yearling bronze turkey, owned by
Mrs. Frank Josephson of Washburn
walked away with the championship
in the turkey division.
A. L. Nordquist, Underwood, vet
eran exhibitor at Slope Poultry shows,
won first honors among the Medi
terranean breeds with a White Leg
horn cockerel. /
In the division featuring English
breeds, a Buff Orpington cockerel,
owned by N. 8. Trouser and Howard
Goehring of Hsaelton, was selected as
the finest in the class.
La Verne Irish of Bismarck cap
tured first honors among the Ger
man breeds with a Hamburg cockerel.
A mallard drake, owned by Mrs.
Amos Robidou, Bismarck, walked off
with honors in the miscellaneous
class.
Special awards, offered by the
American Poultry association to its
member exhibitors, went to Trauger
and Goehring for a Jersey Black
Giant cockerel.
Attendance Drops Off
The sudden drop in temperatures
in the last 34 hours has caused at
tendance to drop off sharply, accord
ing to officials of the show.
Farmers find it difficult to get into
town under prevailing conditions, P.
W. Starkle, show secretary, said
Thursday morning in an appeal to the
residents of Bismarck to support the
undertaking by attending.
The Slope show is one of the most
notable projects undertaken by farm
ers in the western part of the state in
recent years, Starkle said. and de
serves the support of the townspeople.
It has been instrumental in creating
a widespread interest in fine poul
try and has worked to the advantage
of the entire state.
Dinner Friday Night
Several hundred prises will be
awarded to exhibitors at a dinner to
be held Friday night when officers of
the 81ope Poultry association will be
elected.
O. J. Weisner of Smith Dakota State
college, who judged the entries, was
working with a corps of assistants
tabulating results ■ Thursday after
noon. Judging was done by number
only to insure absolute impartiality,
Weisner said, and considerable work
must be done before results can be
accurately tabulated.
A compilation of names of prize
winners was expected to be completed
late in the afternoon.
Ribbons of first, Second, third, and
fourth places in each division have
been attached to pens so that specta
tors may know which fowls took
prizes, Weisner said.
MOTHER DIES IN FIRE
Momence, 111., Jan. 14.—(ff) Mrs.
Charles Royce, 44, mother of five
children and five-year-old Dora Den
ton were burned to death as fire des
troyed toe Royce home Thursday. Six
others in. toe house escaped.
Difficulties Eliminated By New,
Simplified Treatment For Anemia
’ Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 14.—(P)
—A new and simplified treat
ment foe pernicious elim
inating many of the uncertainties
and {Ufficultle* of preaent treat
ments, has been perfected by re
search scientists at the Univer
sity 1 of Michigan. \ /
The new treatment. Involves ln
tratenons Injection of, concen
trated Uvsr extract -ami obviates
the necessity of frequent doses
' of Uver, ltier extract or substi
. lutes. administered by mouth.
‘ against which patients rsbsL
Jbcperimsnis wading to this de
■ velopment were carried on during
t the hist several at th*
Thomas Btm ft ion Me
morial insaSSftwhSSal Re
search at the University of meh
| iSpfase I foSacs^sa? 1 Cyrus o ?!
. eturgte. i The Institute was en- <
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Gandhi’s Wife Calm
In Prison
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Mrs. Kasturbla Gandhi, above. 61-
year-old wife of Mahatma Gandhi,
showed amazing serenity when she
was imprisoned with two other promi
nent Indian women leaders. She was
arrested within a week after her hus
band entered jail at Yerovda afe the
British government’s first move
against renewal of his civil disobedi
ence campaign.
J. WISHEK, PIONEER
OF SOUTHERN N. D„
SUCCUMBS IN CITY
76-Year-Old Veteran of Ashley
District Dies After Linger
ing Illness
J. H. Wishek, 76 years old, of Ash
ley, pioneer and leading citizen in
South Central North Dakota, died
here Wednesday night after a linger
ing illness. He had been under a
physician's care for more than a
year, suffering from a complication
of diseases. Diabetes was said to be
the principal cause of death.
Mrs. Wishek and a daughter, Mrs.
N. H. Ofsthun. Los Angeles, Calif.,
were at his bedside when the end
came. (
Funeral arrangements will be an
nounced later after it is determined
when sons and daughters living at a
distance will reach here.
Max, Paul and John Wishek, who
had been in Minneapolis, reached
Bismarck Thursday. Max and Paul
live at Ashley, where the former is
state’s attorney of Mclntosh county,
while John lives at Wishek, which
was named after his father.
Since retirement of their father
from active management of his ex
tensive business interests several
yafs ago, Max and John have di
rected the operation of these enter
prises.
Although he had been in failing
health, and under a physician's care
for a year, Mr. Wishek did not be
come critically ill until 10 days ago.
Came to State In 1884
He came to North Dakota in 1884
and took an active part in develop
ing the territory and state. He ac
quired heavy property holdings and,
at the time of his death, was inter
ested in many commercial enter
prises and had large farm holdings.
He was bom April 17,1855, at War
ren, Pa., and when a child moved
with his parents to Ohio. In his
youth he became a stone mason and
worked for several years at that
trade to earn money to attend the
University of Michigan, from which
he was graduated as a law student
in 1178.
Settling at Marion, 0., he prac
ticed there for five years and for a
part of that time served as mayor of
that city. Then he came to North
(Continued on page Seven)
POLISH PAPERS SUPPRESSED
Warsaw, oland, Jan. 14,—(A*)—Sever
al provincial newspapers were sup
pressed Thursday for publishing a re
port that the verdict of the trial court
at Brest Lltovsk, where 10 deputies
and former deputies were sentenced
to prison terms Wednesday on charges
of sedition, was not unanimous.
dewed by Mrs, Thomas H. Simp
son of Detroit for study of per
nicious anemia.
The intravenous .. extract of
liver Is necessary for patients
Who are too ill to take dsedlcine by
mouth. Liver extracts for intra
venous use have been prepared
previously by others, but because
of the presence of'Certain un
known substances, there are se
rious reactions such as hsartarTir -
chills and fall of blood pressure.
S l^p%^ng a So^eS^a^ttS
1 now reactions, *vrir t l f*w! i> a*Til
daw extract is 161* 81 times more
patent than the extracts given by
Stole’s Democrats
Meet in Valley City
Endorsement of Governor
Franklin D. Roosevelt Ap
pears as Certainty
MURRAY ALSO MENTIONED
H. H. Perry, Ellendale, Most
Prominent in Race For
National Committee
(By The Associated Press)
Democratic party leaders said they
looked to the North Dakota Democra
tic convention, opening at Valley City
Thursday, to bring Gov. Franklin D.
Roosevelt of New York into the open
as a-presidential candidate.
A majority of the delegates to the
convention were Instructed to vote for
Roosevelt.
Roosevelt will be asked by a resolu
tion of the convention, said Fred Mc-
Lean, Grand Forks, secretary of the
party, to announce his candidacy so
his name may be placed on the North
Dakota presidential preference ballot
at the March 15 primary.
George T. Murray of Berthold said
he Intended to present the name of
his brother, Gov. William "Alfalfa
Bill" Murray of Oklahoma as a Demo
cratice presidential candidate.
Ellendale Man Prominent
H. H. Perry of Ellehdale, chairman
of the state central committee, loom
ed as the most prominent candidate
for the national committeeman. J.
Nelson Kelly of Grand Forks, present
committeeman, did not attend the
meeting Wednesday because of the
serious illness of his son at Grand
Forks. *
Miss Nellie Dougherty of Minot is
national committeewoman. The cen
tral committee selected New Rockford
as the meeting place for the conven
tion to name a state slate of candi
dates. The meeting will be held at
the call of the secretary.
McLean said the date to be chosen
for the next convention will be late in
April or early in May.
Assuming the convention will en
dorse the New York governor, Mc-
Lean said petitions will be circulated
immediately after the convention to
place the candidate’s name on the
ballot of the North Dakota president
ial preference primary March 15.
Those Attending Listed
Present at the committee meeting
were John Magill of Verona, William
Schuette of Hankinson, B. S. Otis of
Wyndmere, A. G. Kennedy of
Crete, A. C. Pagenkopf of Dickinson,
P. W. Lanier of Jamestown, Lee Darl
ing of Kenmare, G. S. Wooledge of
Minot, Mrs. M. A. Hildreth of Fargo,
Mrs. Daugherty, Mrs. A. Chilton of
Towner, John Heillng of Valley City,
W. J. Dienert of Eckelson, J. L. Page
of Bottineau, Elias Porter of Calvin,
H. H. Perry of Ellendale, K. O. Vick
of Sheyenne, John Hinkel of Tuttle,
J. W. Berkhelmer of Niagara, I. E.
Hackett of Grand Forks, George E.
Duis of Grand Forks, Dr. R. H. Lea
vitt of Carson, W. J. Ketzman of Wil
low City, W. E. Glotzback of Ana
moose, W. L. Johnson of Ashley, T.
Leßoy Evans of Halliday.
Prohibition loomed as one of the
Issues which would cause fireworks on
the convention floor. The convention
(Continued on page Seven)
BABE RimS
$70,000 CONTRACT
Bambino Wants SBO,OOO For
One Year or $70,000 For •
Next Two Seasons
New York, Jan. 14.—(A*)—Babe Ruth
Thursday received a one-year con
tract from the New York Yankees
calling for $70,000, a reduction of $lO,-
000 from his salary of the last two
years, and promptly sent it back un
signed. He said he would accept a
two-year contract for that sum.
“I think I’m worth the other $lO,-
! 000,” the Babe said, “and I’m sending
1 the contract beck.
He said he did not plan to com
-1 munlcate with Colonel Jacob Ruppert,
. Yankee owner, and that the next
move was up to the Yankee owner.
He left the inference that a one-year
contract for SBO,OOO would be all right
Ruppert said: “I do not think we
can do better than a one-year con
tract at $70,000. I haven’t talked with
Ruth at all as yet We will discuss
the matter and I am sure we can
reach an agreement quickly. We have
never had much trouble doing so be
fore.”
The amount offered for 1932 Is
the same Ruth received for the three
year period of 182 T-28. Prior to that
he had a ffoe year agreement at 882,-
500 annually. „ Thus, in the last 10
years, the Bkbe has collected more
than $089,000 In pay cheeks.
The reduction Ruth has been asked
• to take. aavrantlag to 12% per cent
compares with the 40 per cent cut for
Bill Terry of Hie Giants and mors
than 71 per bint for Hack Wilson.
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HERBERT HOOVER, 3RD
Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 14.—(/P)
Herbert Hoover, third, was “not out of
danger" Thursday according to a bul
letin by his physicians, but his con
dition showed a slight improvement.
The grandson of the president under*
went a sinus operation last Saturday.
NEGRO ATTACKS AM)
KILLS YOUNG WOMAN
Convict, Psychopathic Patient,
Believed to Have Been Mo
tivated By Jealousy
Bellefonte, Pa., Jan. 14.— (Jf) —An
inquest in the death chamber of
Rockview penitentiary Wednesday
night established that Fred Collins,
37, negro convict and psychopathic
patient, killed Betty Hlckok, daughter
of a prisdn doctor, because of
jealousy: '
Collins said he resented “atten
tions’* the 22-year-old daughter of
Dr. A. L. Hickok, head of the prison
psychopathic ward, had given an
other negro prisoner, Henry Maline.
Both were trusties employed as ser
vants in the Hickok home.
Seemingly unmindful of his fate,
Collins halted the inquest once to
point across the death chamber and
say:
“If that is the electric chair, that
is what I want.”
He said he had planned the slay
ing for some time but had no oppor
tunity to carry it out until Wednes
day. He surprised Miss Hickok in
the bathroom and after attacking
her, he nearly hacked her head off
with a butcher knife.
He removed his shoes and slipped
from the house to go direct to the
prison office and confess.
Officials believed the “attentions”
referred to by Collins were nothing
more than minor acts of kindness Miss
Hickok often did for the prisoners.
FIND LABOR LEADER
GUILTY OF MURDER
William Hightower Convicted of
Slaying in Kentucky Coal
Field Disorders
Mount Sterling, Ky., Jan. 14.—(A*)—
William Hightower, Harlan county
labor leader, was convicted of mur
der conspiracy charges by a jury in
circuit court Thursday. His sentence
was fixed at life imprisonment.
The verdict was the same as that
given William B. Jones, secretary of
the miners union at Evarts, of which
Hightower was president. Jones, first
of neatly 30 defendants in the case,
was convicted Dec. 10.
Hightower, 77, was a coal digger 40
years. The jury deliberated about
two hours and 40 minutes.
The trials, 10 of which were sent
here on change of venue, followed
clashes in the Harlan county ooal
fields, culminating in fighting at
Evarts in which four men were killed.
Hightower, Jones and others were
charged with having plotted the
deaths of deputy sheriff-mine guards
In furtherance of their attempts to
unionise the southeastern Kentucky
coal fields. All denied the charges.
Mussolini Indicates
Reparations Policy
Milan, Jan. 14.—(ff>—Italy’s policy
for the Lausanne conference was in
dicated Thursday through the medium
of an editorial in the Popolo Dltalia
by Premier Mussolini nailing on Eu
rope to cancel reparations demands
and assuring that, in such a case, the
United States would refuse to appear
as the Only “profiteer of the waf."
“Face to face with the act of a
Europe which had demonstrated it*
conquest of the sense of distinction
between victor and vanquished.” the
editorial -the
would not have the oeurace to In
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PRICK FIVE CENTO
POSTAL HEAD SAYS
LOCAL (MMS
TO GOVERN PLANS
Postmaster General Brown Re
garded as Likely Suc
cessor to Fess
SET FOR PROMPT ACTIOR
No Decision Reached Regarding
North Dakota Presiden
tial Primary
Washington, Jan. 14.—</P)—Post
master General Brown announced
Thursday that President Hoover was
candidate for renomination on the Re
publican ticket.
The postmaster general, who in
political circles is considered the most
likely successor to Senator Fess as
chairman of the Republican national
committee, said local conditions would
be met in each state as to methods of
entering the president’s name in the
races for delegates.
He said no decision had been reach
ed as to whether Hoover’s name would
be entered in the North Dakota pri
mary March 15.
“No decision will be reached in
these matters until the time comes
for action,” he said. “When that time
comes prompt action will be taken.”
HOUSE WILL BALLOT
ON RECONSTRUCTION
PROPOSITION FRIDAY
Administration-Backed Measure
Has Passed Senate By
Overwhelming Vote
Washington, Jan. 14. —(P)—The
house Thursday agreed to vote Friday
on the $2,000,000,000 reconstruction fi
nance corporation bill already ap
proved by the senate.
Secretary Mellon was charged
Thursday by Representative Patman
with a part in the credit extension to
Colombia arranged by New York
bankers at about the time a large oil
concession was granted the Mellon
owned Gulf Oil company.
Mellon also was charged by Patman
with using his control of public build
higs to further the use of alumnium.
The Texas Democrat opened his
second day of argument before the
house judiciary committee on his
resolution to impeach the treasury
chief by exhibiting a copy of “The
Federal Architect,” a treasury pub
lication.
“It is no secret that Mellon controls
the Aluminum Company of Ameri
ca,” Patman said. “And it is known
that where aluminum is used there is
no chance of competition.”
Anti-prohibitionists in the house
prepared to concentrate behind a
constitutional amendment restoring
control of liquor manufacture to the
state, while the federal government
would keep jurisdiction over interstate
shipments.
Committees from both the Republi
can and Democratic blocs that oppose
the present laws agreed to submit the
proposition Friday to the full groups
headed by Representative Beck. Re
publican, Pennsylvania, and iinthl
cum. Democrat, Maryland.
The amendment would be approved
in the state constitutional conven
tions instead of by the legislatures.
The .house commerce committee re
ported favorably a bill to permit
North Dakota to build a free highway
bridge across the Missouri river near
Garrison.
Former N. D. Doctor
Dead in Minnesota
Winona. Minn., Jan. 14.—(jR—Dr.
Charles H. McDonnell, 54, for seven
years Winona county physician, died
here Tuesday. He came here in Sep
tember, 1924, from Hankinson. N. D.,
where he had practiced 18 years.
A heart attack, superinduced by
over-exertion in helping resuscitate
Albert Ward, a neighbor, overcome
by carbon monoxide gas fumes, was
given as the cause of death.
Dr. McDonnell was a member of
the Masonic lodge at Fargo and was
a Shriner. His widow, a son, and
daughter are left.
Billiard Men Will
Fight State Rides
Minot, N. D, Jkn. 14.—Call for *
meeting of billiard parior owners and
operatora, to be held here Jenuary 19
and M. has been teenad. The object
of the ngienftatten ie to oppoas fur
ther legislative reetrtctlons eg their
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