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4 North Dakota's jR Oldest Newspaper ESTABLISHED 1873 CAPITAL RECEPTION TO HONOR PARTY'S RETURN TO STATES Explorer's Welcome at Wash ington Will Rival Lind bergh Fete in 19jf SHIP SAILS UP POTOMAC Ceremonies Will Be Topped by Speech of Greeting From President Washington, May 10.—(JP)—Back from his conquest of Antarctica, Rear Admiral Byrd and his crew of stalwarts neared the capital Friday to 4 receive a reception second only to the one Washington gave Lindbergh In 1927. Top hats and gold braid glistened as officials in brilliant array awaited the arrival of the rust-scarred ship Bear of Oakland bearing the aerial explorer of two poles on the last lap tf his journey up the Potomac. Up bright and early after a night spent at the dock of Quantico, Va., 40 miles down the river, the party planned to arrive at the navy yard here at 4 p. m., Eastern Standard Time, for ceremonies topped shortly before 5 p. m. by a speech of welcome by President Roosevelt. President Will Speak Besides the president, Secretary Swanson, congressional leaders, Gov ernor George E. Peery of Virginia and high navy officers led the wel coming delegations. Cannons were loaded to roar a 13-gun salute to the commander of the men who faced the rigors of little America for 14 months. Byrd, the only man to fly over two poles, was ready to tell the nation of the hardships endured to bring back scientific data from the ice barrier. Garbed in a grey sweater, he had paced the deck part of the night, nervously puffing cigarettes and per haps composing the speech of reply to the welcoming addresses by the president and Governor Peery. Ar rangements were made for nation wide broadcasts of the speeches. The expedition carried to the capital a cargo potentially the most valuable to science ever brought to the United States. Records Will Tell Story Hn thousands of photographic plates, instrument records, sheets of figures, charts, graphs and maps is written the real story of the second trip of Pear Admiral Richard E. Byrd and his men to the bottom of the world. While much of the scientific record can be told as facts, such as that seismic soundings indicated the Ross Ice shelf rests on solid land rather than water, some of the data will re (Continued on Page Two) Late News ALLEGED KIDNAPERS NABBED Des Moines—Arrest of five persons which the state bureau of investiga tion said were Involved in four kid napings, six robberies and two shoot- tags in South Dakota, Iowa and Min nesota was announced Friday. Four are held at Sioux City and a fifth at Minneapolis, State Agent Paul Gru ber said. JAIL BREAK PLANNED St. Paul—Sheriff Thomas J. Gibbons disclosed he had discov ered an apparent jail break at tempt at the county jail here, where several Bremer kidnap de fendants are being held during their trial. 8heriff Gibbons said a prisoner had scraped mortar from between enameled bricks on the second floor corridor wall and dug out an aperture. A sil ver spoon handle was the tool used. BACK NRA COMPROMISE Washington—In an effort to wind up the congressional session by early June, senate Democrats in conference decided to stand by the finance com mittee's proposal to extend NRA only until April 1,1936. PLAN NEW BANCO CASE Fargo—The Fargo Forum learn ed from authoritative sources that the state of Minnesota is preparing for trial of another Banco case defendant, E. W. Deck er of Minneapolis, president in 1931 of the Northwest Bancor poration. The trial is scheduled to begin about June 1. ARGUSVILLE jELEVATOK BURNS Fargo—The National Atlas eleva tor at Argusvllle burned to the ground Thursday night. About 5,000 bushels of grain were destroyed. The loos has not been estimated. pEBT ACT HELD INVALID Pallas—Federal Judge William H. Atwell held the Frazier-Lemke farm mortgage moratorium act unconstitutional. Electrocuted Convicted of killing a prison u a a y o n a i o n (above), one of the southwest'* moat elusive bad men, died In the electric chair at Hnntsville, Tex. shortly after midnight last night He followed Joe Palmer, his part ner In crime, to the execution chamber. FROM N. D. TO JOIN FIGHT FOR AAA TAX Representatives ef 26 County Associations to Leave Sun day for Washington Fargo, N. D., May 10.—**)—Repre sentatives of county wheat growers associations from at least 26 North Dakota counties will leave Fargo Sunday for. Washington, to join with producers from other states in a fight to retain the processing tax feature of the AAA act. The movement was delared to be a "spontaneous uprising of wheat farm ers to protect ihe processing tax fea ture of the act, which probably will mean the difference between 30 cent wheat and $1 wheat" by Roy T. Landblom, president of the Cass County Growers' Association, who with E. G. Nicolai of the LaMoure County Association and Frank Hei mes of the Barnes County Association are heading the North Dakota On-to Washington movement. Mr. Landblom reported the North Dakota farmers learned that delega tions will be present in Washington on May 14 from other states repre senting other wheat growers, cotton growers, tobacco growers, hog and corn producers. The delegates from the various counties will include: Cavalier, Nat Crockett, Langdon Grant, Theo. Christensen, Carson Hettinger, E. H. Yomaka, Mott Nelson, P. E. Holm, Lakota LaMoure, E. G. Nicolai, La Moure Dunn, Wilbur Bailey, Kill deer Stark, Hans Jesperson, Dickin son Adams, Theo. Ostenberg, Het tinger Burleigh, Axel Soder, Bis marck Bowman, L. Rosenthal, Rhame Bottineau, S. M. Nichol, Bot tineau Mountrail, Henry Peterson, Stanley Pembina, J. C. Stewart and Charles Fleming, Drayton Barnes, Frank Heimes, Valley City Cass, Roy T. Landblom, Fargo Dickey, A. 8. Marshal. Ellendale Logan, E. C. Kru ger, Napoleon Stutsman, E. J. Dul leau, Pingree Ransom, W. H. Eross, Milnor Grand Forks, R. E. Hatt Grand Forks Mcintosh, Harry Low ers. .. Reservations have been made for delegates from Slope, Sargent, Griggs. Ward, and Morton counties, in addi tion to the foregoing, but names of their delegates have not been an nounced. Mission Conference Returns All Leaders Designating St. Thomas as the 1936 meeting place and electing all offi cers for another term, the North Da kota Conference of the Woman's Home Missionary society of the Meth odist Episcopal church late Thursday afternoon concluded a two-day an nual meeting held at the McCabe M. E. church in this city. The slate of conference officers in cludes: President, Mrs. L. C. Dahl of Minot vice presidents, Mrs. H. J. Emple of Cando and Mrs. Glen Cas sady of Dickinson recording secre tary, Mrs. J. W. Frisbie of Makotl corresponding secretary, Mrs. R. A. Lowe .of LaMoure, and treasurer, Mrs. E. C. Anderson of Fargo. Dfpartment secretaries returned to their positions are: Mrs. H. R. War burton of Devils Lake, missionary edu cation Mrs. A. L. Lane of Valley City, Christian cltixenship Mrs. A. E. Hooke of Hettinger, spiritual life Miss Jean Wilson of Fargo, Wesleyan Service Guild Miss Elizabeth Spick ler of Pleasant Lake, young people Mrs. M. L. Lillestrand of Bismarck, juniors Mr*. C. M. Schmlerer of Mi not, supplies Mrs. R. L. Burton of Jamestown, conference members and mite boxes Mrs. O. A Psillum of Rugby, Lenten offering, *nd Mrs. J. Jacobson of Mott, thank offering. Desperado's Air of Bravado Dis appears as He Walks to Electric Chair 1 SAYS CRIMINAL CAN'T WIN Manages to Walk to Death Un aided But Old-Time Con ceit Is All Gone Huntsville, Tex., Mas 10—(#)— Raymond Hamilton, exhibiting even in his last minutes a shell of the vicious conceit that helped make him a ranking public enemy, died meekly Friday in the electric chair. He followed Joe Palmer, his part ner in the slaying of Major Crowson, prison guard, to the execution cham ber. Palmer was pronounced dead at 12:08 a. m. Hamilton, strapped into the chair at 12:19, was dead at 12:27. The electrocution of the 22-year old gunman closed a crime career that began with sneak-thlef opera tions in his teens and developed swiftly to bank robbery, kidnaping, prison breaks and murder. Nervous As End Nean Hamilton's death was in marked contrast to his talk. He bragged he never would be taken alive, but he surrendered meekly when Bill Decker, Dallas deputy sheriff, shoved a pis tol in his ribs in a Fort Worth rail road yard a few weeks ago. One of his last acts was to send a word of thanks to Decker for not shooting him that night. He still had a bit of swagger left when he was captured, and told questioners the Texas prison would not hold him. It did hold him, de spite two previous breaks, one en gineered by the late Clyde Barrow, Hamilton's former gang chief, lie gave no trouble, and the best he could muster toward keeping up his show of bravado was a sickly smile and a brief flare-up of defiance for law enforcement in general. So nervous did Hamilton become late Thursday as his hopes of escap ing death faded one by one that prison officials feared he would be unable to go unaided througn the ordeal. Declares Crime Doesn't Pay He managed to do that, but his face was ashen and his attempt to smile little more than a brief grim ace as he entered the execution chamber. "Well, goodbye all of you," were his last words as the dea.h mask was adjusted after the electrodes had been applied and he had been strapped in the chair. MHow about giving some advice on (Continued on Page Two) CITY SELECTED FOR '36P.E.0. Mrs. Hutchinson of La Moure Elected President at Friday's Business Session LaMoure, N. D., May 10.—/P—Mrs. Mabel S. Hutchinson of Chapter M, LaMoure, was elected president of the North Dakota P. E. O. Sisterhood at a business session of the state con vention here Friday afternoon. An invitation extended by Mrs. Bertha Thompson of Chapter N, Bis marck, to hold the 1936 meeting there was accepted by the 58 voting dele gates. In addition there were 50 vis itors in attendance. Other officers elected are Mrs. Katherlne Goddard, Chapter I, Ellen dale, first vice president Mrs. Iva Anderson, Fargo, second vice presi dent Mrs. fnay Taylor, Chapter E, Fargo, organizer Mrs. Lulu Selke, Chapter S, Mayville, recording secre tary Mrs. Grace Shanberger, Chap ter L, Kenmare, corresponding sec retary Miss Hazel Nielson, Chapter A, Valley City, treasurer. Announcement was made that North Dakota delegates to the Yel lowstone Park convention will be Mrs. Cora Johnson, Dickinson Mrs. Alice Black, Fargo Mrs. Inez Scothorn, Mandan Mrs. Alice Johnson, James town Mrs. Bertha Thompson, Bis marck Mrs. Hazel Ferguson, Park River Mrs. Edna Moran, Grand Forks. "Fifty Years in PEO" by Ella Clay ton Smyth of Bismarck was read by Miss Laura B. Sanderson, also of Bis marck, as a feature of the program which included exemplification of a model meeting by Chapter O, Oakes. Decorations of Yellowstone Park scenlcs in miniature, a model decor ated by Mrs. Grace Mulr and a re plica of Old Faithful Inn constructed by Mrs. Georgia Rlbble were fea tures of the B. I. L. banquet Thurs day night. Miss Vida M. Jones, treasurer of the supreme chapter P. E. O., spoke on "Looking Through the Looking Glass." Other program numbers were by Mrs. Jessie Howell Dunphy, Ellendale Mrs. Marjorie Stlckney Natchwey, Dickinson Mrs. O. L. Ju berg, LaMoure Mrs. Alice J. Black, Fargo and Edfield Odegard, La Moure. THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, MAY 10,1935 Slope Seeding Is Progressing Rapidly Admiral Byrd and Crew Return From Antarctica Bank Act Passes House Faces Delay in Senate LARSEN'S PLAN FOR STATE TAX SURVEY Proposals Embrace 12 Points Including All Forms of Gov ernment Activity A broad comprehensive plan upon which the state interim tax survey commission will base its investiga tions during the coming two years, to build a new taxing structure, was submitted Thursday to the commis sion at a meeting here. The plan, embracing 12 major points, was presented to the commis sion by Dr. Spencer A. Larsen, Grand Forks, consultant of the commission. Dr. Larsen has taken a leave of ab sence from the University of North Dakota to act as commission consult ant. Every phase of governmental ac tivity will be Investigated and exam ined under the plan of Dr. Larsen. His plan proposed: Appraisal of services provided by the government, with a view to ef fecting economies. Study of govern mental expenditures for a number of years past, of county, state, villages and cities, townships and school dis trict. Study ef Tax Delinquencies Scanning of governmental receipts amounts received from various sources and kinds of taxes from 1928 to 1935. Study of tax delinquencies. Reports on the net debts of state, counties, cities, villages, townships and school districts, together with per capita net debt. Compilation of figures revealing North Dakota's resources and income from agriculture, trades, industries, professions, labor and public utili ties. Determination of the present dis tribution of tax burden upon various classes according to benefits received and ability to pay. Changes to bring about more equit able distribution of the tax burden and a better balanced tax system. Possible improvements in adminis tration of tax laws. Establishment of a uniform system of accounts and re ports. Scientific methods of assessment and collection of levies. Surveying soil of the state, to de termine present value for taxation purposes. Kienholx Makes Report Presented to the board also was a study by Ben Klenholz of Fargo, field agent for the bureau of crop esti mates, which revealed a downward trend in farm income during the pe riod 1924 to 1934. His report was part of a general plan of the commission to seek a definite determination of the income status of North Dakota citizens. In an effort to formulate recom mendations relative to costs of opera tion of state schools of higher learn ing, the commission will ask all heads of the various institutions to meet with the commission May 21 and 22 at the state capltol. At that time, Dr. Larsen said, in stitution heads will be asked to pre sent studies of costs in their schools, with a view to depicting duplication. "There can be no question but that such duplication as exists must be re moved," John Sullivan of Mandan, member of the commission, explained. "Such a study will be of great aid to us." Asked to attend the next meeting of the commission will be heads of the University of North Dakota, the state agricultural college and of all normal schools in the state. All members of the commission ex cept State Senator John Brostuen and Rep. W. J. Godwin of Mandan were present at the meeting. Welfare Board Is Meeting at Capital Members of the state welfare board were meeting Friday at the state cap ltol to complete their organization and take up the question of appoint ments to county welfare boards which will have charge of relief under the system provided for In a new state law. The statute requires that such county boards shall consist of five, seven or nine members with not less than one or more than two to be members of the board of county com missioners. Appointments to the committees are to be made by the county commissioners with the con sent and approval of the state body. In most cases, county commission ers have been asked to submit ap proximately twice as many names as there will be members of the board, thus giving the state organization some latitude for the exercise of its supervisory powers. H. C. De Puy, Grafton, la chair man of the state board with Frank Milhollan, Bismarck, as vice chair man and Frank Webb, Grand Forks, as secretary. 8. D. BANDITS GET 9MM Pukwana, 8. D., May 10.—(4*— Burglars burned a hole in the safe of the First National Bank here with an acetylene torch some time early Friday morning and escaped with cash and bonds estimated at $6,000. Eccles Defends Measure as Es sential to Recovery In Sub Committee Hearing APPROVED 271 TO 110 Leaders Predict No Further Ac tion on Monetary Bill for Several Weeks Washington, May 10.—The congressional battle over the house approved omnibus banking bill shift ed to the senate side Friday, with Marriner S. Eccles, governor of the federal reserve board, testifying that public control of national credit and monetary policy was essential to promote recovery. He denied the measure would make the reserve system a "football of party politics or an engine of infla tion." Testifying to the senate banking sub-committee headed by Senator Glass (D.-Va.), one of the framers of the reserve act and a vigorous op ponent of the sections giving the re serve board greater powers, Eocles said: "The proposals made in this bill are definite and limited in scope and arise out of the experience of the past 20 years. They are not revolu tionary they do not alter the funda mental character of the federal re serve system, or the regional na ture of its organization." Not a Political Measure "There Is nothing in this bill that would increase the powers of a po litical administration over the re serve board," he added. The house passed the bill Thurs day, 271 to 110. Leaders predicted there would be no action on the bill on the senate floor for several weeks, but they fore saw a bitter controversy Immediately before the Glass sub-committee. Glass and his colleagues planned to hear Wlnthrop W. Aldrich, president of the Chase National bank, and Francis M. Law, former president of the American Bankers Association, next Tuesday. Aldrich was among the signers of a statement issued by the hankers' as sociation recently, approving sections of the bill dealing with deposit in surance and some technical changes in the banking laws but suggesting changes to minimize the possibility of what critics have envisioned as po litical control over the federal reserve system. Banks Express Opposition Generally, banks already heard by the Glass group have expressed op position to the federal reserve pro visions of the bill. Opponents ap parently reserved their strongest at tacks on these sections until hearings began on the senate side of the capitol. House passage of the bill came after that body had smashed down a pro posal by Rep. Cross (D-Texas) to make the federal reserve system a central government-owned bank. The vote of northwest representa tives on passage of the banking bill follows: Minnesota For: Ryan, Buckler, Kvale. Against: Andresen, Chris tlanson, Knutson, Lundeen, Maas, Pittenger. North Dakota—Against: Burdick, Lemke. South Dakota—For: Hildebrandt, Werner Wisconsin—For: Boileau, Cannonn, Gehrmann, Sauthoff, Rellly, With row. Against: Amlie, Schneider. Duke of Manchester Gets 9-Month Term London, May 10.—(IP)—The duke of Manchester Friday was found guilty in the old Bailey of obtaining money under false pretenses and sentenced to nine month-, imprisonment. The 59-year old peer, who earlier testified that his financial road had been rocky during recent years, show ed no emotion as sentence was pro nounced. His attorney indicated an appeal would be filed immediately. Nodding to the judge at the pro nouncement of sentence, Manchester walked slowly across the room, pick ed up 'his overcoat and without look ing back proceeded downstairs to a cell. Testifying Friday in the case which arose from his pawning of jewelry allegedly not his property, the Duke said "I have been bankrupt twice." The Duke denied any intent to de fraud when he pawned the Jewelry belonging to the estate of his late American-born mother. He declared he had paid interest on the pledged gems and kept insurance in force with the purpose of redeeming the articles, adding that he had the money la his pocket to do so. Nestos to Speak at Boy Scout Conclave Former Governor R. A. Nestos of North Dakota will be one of the prin cipal speakers at the 25th anniversary meeting of the national boy scout council to be held at Chicago, May 16 and 17, according to information re ceived IWday in Bismarck. Nestos has been askkl to address a luncheon meeting on the opening day of the convention, his subject being "Twen ty-Five Years of Scouting an Ap praisal." EXACT LOCATION OP 46 NAVY PLANES IS Information Is Not Made Public by Officials No Fear Felt for Safety AT ONE OF THREE POINTS Weather Conditions Lend Cred ence to Belief of Inter mediate Stop Honolulu, May 10.—(IP)—In grim wartime fashion, the navy Friday clamped censorship on All communi cation sources to hide the where abouts of 46 seaplanes—the greatest fleet of aircraft ever to make a long ocean flight. The planes, participating in the gi gantic 1935 war games of the United States fleet, roared away from their Pearl Harbor base Thursday for Mid way Island, 1,323 miles west of Hono lulu. Then the navy halted all com mercial communication. It was believed the aircraft, to avoid a storm which swept over Mid way, may have alighted at one of two barren little islands this side of their destination. Rain was falling and a 24-mile wind was blowing at Midway when the airmen began taking off from Pearl Harbor at 7:18 a. m., (12:48 p. m., eastern standard time) Thursday, lending credence to the belief the planes might have stopped at some Intermediate point. There is no means of communica tion between here and the shoals and since radio silence is maintained at Pearl Harbor there is no immediate way of determining the air fleet's whereabouts. 10 to IS Hoars Necessary Ten to 12 hours had been estimated as the time necessary for the flight to Midway Island. The takeoff went without a hitch, and despite the silence of officials in revealing whereabouts of the armada, there was nothing to indicate any fears were felt lor its safety. The changing position of the 46 ships, as they sped over the track less Pacific where no other plane ever had ventured, was believed known to forces of the United States navy, now maneuvering in a 5,000.000 square mile triangle of the North Pacific in their 1935 war games. Somewhere in the triangle bounded by Hawaii, tne mainland and the Aleutian Islands, the 153 ships of the fleet are carrying out training prob lems, of which the flight was only one phase. It was learned the planes will be away from here about one month, giving rise to '.he belief some of them may continue northward from Mid way to the Aleutian Islands, about 1,700 miles farther. REDUCED TO $11 AAA Announces Reduction to Farmers Has 800,000 Bush els in Northwest States Washington, May 10.—(IP)—A reduc tion from $1.60 to 81.40 per bushel in the price for durum wheat supplies held as part of the seed conservation program was announced Friday by the agricultural adjustment adminis tration. It was recommended by the seed conservation committee of the AAA to enable growers to obtain t.seed at prices comparable to commercial prices for durum wheat which has de clined since government purchases were made last fall. The AAA said it has approximately 800,000 bushels of excellent quality durum seed in storage in the produc ing areas of North Dakota, South Da kota, Minnesota and Montana. Orders have been placed by farmers for approximately 600,000 bushels of this, but planting has been delayed because of snow and rain. Under the seed conservation pro gram, undertaken last fall to prevent dissipation of specially adapted var ieties of seed, the farm administra tion said it has acquired and is now distributing rapidly approximately 19,000,000 bushels of seed grain in cluding durum, spring wheat, barley, oats, flax, and grain aorghupis. Compromise Reported In Lumbermen Strike Seattle, May 10—(/P)—Offering rays of hope for a settlement of the spread ing Pacific northwest lumber strike, now involving 27,000 men, a reported "compromise strike settlement plan" was voted upon Friday by union men. An unofficial report said the prin cipal'concession by the operators was an Increase of the minimum wage to 50 cents an hour. The present code minimum is 42tt cents an hour. The sawmill and timber workers' union, an A. F. of L. affiliate, has de manded 75 cents an hour, a 30-hour week instead of 40 hours, and union recognition. Welcomed Home RICHARD E. BYRD After 14 months at Little Amer ica In the antarctic, Rur Admir al Richard E. Byrd ana his stal wart crew Friday were welcomed home with a reception at Wash ington. Elaborate ceremonies planned in their honor will be topped this afternoon with a speech by President Roosevelt. CROUP COORDINATES PROGRAMS IN STATE Members of Special Council Committee Review Progress at Meeting Here A os-ordination of the work in all departments of the North Dakota re covery administration was sought Friday by members of the state co ordinating committee, of the national emergency council. Meeting here on call of R. B. Cum mins, chairman, the committee mem bers reviewed progress and programs in each department, ironed out ir regularities in the work and provided for the elimination of overlapping programs. Present at the meeting were Clar ence H. Plath of Fargo, member of the land planning committee Howard R. Wood, labor compliance officer W. K. Wilson, executive assistant, na tional recovery administration A. D. Mckinnon, technician, emergency conservation work Thomas H. Moodle, state director, federal hous ing administration John Goodman, representative, Federal Deposit In surance corporation F. W. Hunter, associate director, national reemploy ment service H. C. Knudsen of Devils Lake, state engineer, public works administration A. B. Larson of Mandan, secretary-treasurer, Produc tion Credit association W. D. Lynch, of Devils Lake, legal adviser, public works administration W. Ray Reich ert, district manager, Home Owners' Loan corporation John Thorp of St. Paul, general counsel, farm credit administration Donald Murtha, as sistant United States attorney J. T. E. Dunwoodie of Fargo, AAA state agent on compliance S. R. Day of St. Paul, vice-president, Federal Land bank and M. O. Steen, project di rector, biological survey. FHA Director Attends Guy H. Harvey, ninth regional di rector of the federal housing ad ministration, who arrived here Thurs day night from the head office at Sioux Falls, S. D., also was present at the meeting. "North Dakota ranks second only to Minnesota on the basis of organiza tion progress and initiative in the work accomplished by the housing program throughout the region which comprises North and South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana," Harvey said. He said it was remarkable the way the state has come back since the heavy rains ended the prolonged drouth. "Today there is a great need for home construction in the state. Business firms and financial institu tions can do a lot to further the pro gram," he said. Refinancing of mortgages and new home construction permitted under Title II of the housing act has shown a 100 per cent Increase in the last three weeks and the modernization permitted under Title 1 also made a very satisfactory showing in this state, Harvey said. Harvey lauded the work of Cum mins, under whose direction the housing program was set In motion, and Moodle, appointed later to direct the state administration of the fed eral act. Harvey announced that a national Model Home Week will be held start ing June 15. Major North Dakota cities which will take part in this program are Dickinson, Mandan, Bismarck, Jamestown, Fargo, Grand Forks and Minot. SCHOOL STRIKE WINS Elgin, 111., May 10.—(IP)—Elgin high school's 1,400 pupils were back at their desks Friday, victorious in a strike against the school board. The board agreed to retain T. A. Larson in his position of assistant principal and to renew the contract of Athletic Coach C. E. Adams for another year. These were the two principal demands of the strikers. The Weather Showers probable tonight and Satur day warmer tonight cooler Saturday. PRICE FIVE CENTS OPERATIONS IN FULL SWING AFTER DELAY DUE TO LATE RAINS Hankinson to Fullerton Area Reports Work More Than 80 Per Cent Complete MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME Soo Survey Shows Operation# Fully Under Way in East and Central Sections Grain seeding in central and west* ern North Dakota is much farther advanced than generally is supposed, according to a survey made Friday by the Soo railroad in territory along its lines. Indications are that cases where work has been delayed are receiving more attention than those in which it has progressed normally, the rail* road's agents reported. The status of wheat seeding In the area follows: Hankinson to Fullerton, 90 to 90 per cent, decreasing westward. Kulm to Burnstad, 50 per cent. Kintyre to Ruso, 65 per cent, ex cept from Falkirk to Underwood and Kongsberg to Drake where it is 80 per cent. Ashley to Pollock, 78 to 90 per cent, increasing southward. Douglas to Sanish, 50 to 86 pet cent. The survey showed seeding in full swing In the eastern and central parts of the state and becoming gen eral in the northern sections. RANSOM DEAL TOLD William Vidier Resumes Witness Stand to Relate Money* Changing Activities St. Paul, Mag lO^-O^P)—Reswnitig the witness stand la federal court in his own behalf, William Vidier, 28 year-old Chicago bookmaker, fHday was cross-examined by the prosecu tion in an effort to break down h|| story that he did not know monef he exchanged at various bankp was raQ* som paid for release of Bdward Ok Bremer, St. Paul banker. Vidier, on trial with Arthtu (Doot Barker and six others, for conspiracy to kidnap the banker related in detail his money-changing activities and testified Thursday he received the 85 and $10 bilk from John J. (Boss) Mo* Laughlin, also a defendant. The "bookie" denied he knew th« origin or character of the ransom and said he was told by Philip Delaney, who accompanied him and McLaugh lin during his trips to banks, that the money probably came from funds used to pay workers in a political campaign. When arrested in April, 1934, Vidier had $3,000 Bremer ransom money in his possession. He said the first knowledge he had of the character of the money was when Melvin Purvis* department of justice chief in Chi cago, told him the night of his arrest that it was Bremer ransom. On the stand, Vidier recited how he exchanged thousands of dollare on five different days, going to various Chicago banks. He said he ex changed money in the same banks several times and on one occasion at tempted to exchange the bills in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago but was told by a uniformed guard that the federal reserve deals only with banks and not individuals. Thomas W. McMeekin, attorney* announced that Delaney, former Chi cago bartender and close friend of McLaughlin for many years, will take the stand in his own defense as soon as Vdler finishes his testimony. File Arguments for Hauptmann Reversal Trenton, N. J., May 10.—(JP)—Bruno Richard Hauptmann's counsel, as signing 193 reasons for reversal of his conviction of the Lindbergh baby kill ing, stressed Friday the state's "vary ing theories" of how the child was killed and the state's "inflammatory summation" to the jury. Egbert Rosecrans, counsel fos Hauptmann, filed Friday with the clerk of the court of errors and ap peals, the defense arguments for re versal. The court will hear the ap pear June 20. The grounds parallel the Sharges of error in the trial, which were filed several weeks ago, and include the al legations that the trial was a "circus maximus," that a "hysterical mob spirit" prevailed, and that Cot Charles A. Lindbergh's daily presence "unduly Influenced" the jury. Parent Held After 5 Deaths in Family Brooklyn, N. Y., May 10.—W) Frederick Gross, 49, mild-mannered bookkeeper for a Manhattan Chemi cal company, was held for question ing by police Friday following five mysterious deaths ip his family since March 39. Gross was picked up for question ing early Friday by Brooklyn detec tives after an analysis of the vital or gans of two of his daughters who died April 20, showed traces of aa obscure poison.