Into Drug Swindle
What Did He Do His First Day/
NEW YORK, Doc. 21. (UP) —
Participants in the frauds which
mulcted McKesson and Robbins
of millions of dollars went even
so far as to commit murder, As
sistant Attorney General Brien
McMahon, who is in charge of the
manifold federal investigation,
asserted today. He suit! activities
of Philip .Musica. who as Coster,
masqueraded into the control of
the 8»» million dollar drug firm,
had extended to murder cases in
2 MAJOR BATTLES
LOOM ?0R CONGRESS
(Continued from page one)__
nection that M. W. Thatcher, na
tional legislative representative of
the Farmers' Union, and David
Lasser, president of the Workers'
Alliance, called on the president.
Thatcher urged a farm bene
fit program of at least $800,000,
000 and proposed that it be finan
ced by increased estate and in
come taxes. He added that his
organization. representing be
tween 400,00 > and oOO.OOO farm
ers, was "standing pat" on the
1038 farm act as the basis of
bringing parity income to farm
AGE PENSION BOOST
LEFT TO CONGRESS
WASHINGTON. Dec. 21. (UP)
President Roosevelt yesterday in
dicated that he would, shift to the
new congress responsibility for
any increase voted in the maxi
mum $15 a month which the gov
ernment is authorized to divert
to states to finance old age as
There has been considerable
agitation among congressmen al
ready here for the session which
begins on January ;i for a sharp
increase in the size of the gov
ernment's donation. Under the
present law the maximum amount
which the government may con
THURS., DEC. 22
Try a Delicious Branded
Western Tenderloin Steak
French Fried Potatoes
Drink and Dessert
12 Noon 9 P. M.
.Moot St. Louis E<tes XII, who took a sunbath at the ajre of 2 days.
His mother, shown with him, was up and around two hours after
the birth. The Estes family of California eat only raw foods, climb
trees for exercise. The father of 12 children is 72.
tribute to an indigent person is
SI5 monthly. Because the govern
ment is required only to contrib
ute an amount to match the
state's grant, hut not to exceed
$15. the system is not uniform
and the aged in some states re
ceive less than the maximum of
The president said at his press
conference today that he would
not recommend specifically to
congress that the size of the gov
ernment's participation he in
creased. The legislators legally
may do so without a White House
recommendation, but the chief
: executive still would be able to
I exercise veto power.
He cautioned reporters not to
speculate on the possibility that
he would recommend to congress
all proposals contained in the re
port of the social security advis
ory board. This agency recom
j mended that the scope of the law
' be expanded to embrace an addi
! tional ">.000.000 persons and sug
jrested other revisions.
The report did not touch on
the subject of old age assistance.
CHEAP ON TWO DAYS
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MONTREAL, Dec. 21. (UP) —
The Wilges of barbers and the j
price of haircuts here are being1
regulated by the °overnment.
The Quebec labor department
has approved a collective labor
agreement for barbers and beau-1
ly parlors setting a minimum'
charge of 35 cents for adults';
haircuts on Wednesday, Thurs
day and Frida" 25 cents on .Mon
day and Tuesday, and -10 cents
on Saturdays and Christmas and |
New Year's eves. A shave cost
20 cents any day of the week. I
It costs 7 cents a mile more to |
drive at 90 miles an hour than it.
does to drive at 40 miles an hour. J
I. W. ALLEN'S
IS A REAL
Santa Claus Event
We are to move to our new home on Main and Fifth before the New Year and
therefore have slashed prices right and left on our newest and best merchandise
We don't want to move our stock to our njw store, so have combined our Removal
Sale and Christmas Sale into one great big event. *
SELECT PRACTICAL CHRISTMAS
GIFTS AT ALLEN'S FOR LESS MONEY:
I Handke rchiefs
I House Coats
I Luncheon Sets
I Linen Guest Towels
I Bedroom Shoes
THEY ARE HEADED FOR
10 Pet. Off on All Shoes
Collar Grip Pins
Belts and Buckles
25 \ Off o^TOff
ALL MEN S | W A [ I I'M SILK AND WOOL
HATS *• "• nLLLlX DRESSES
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Believed To Be
PACIFIC GROVE. Cal., Doc.
21. (UP)—This city is believed
to lead the United States in ta
An examination of .350 ordi
nances enacted since the city was
incorporated in 1S89 veveal that
some of the things that are still
To sell liquor.
To drive an automobile faster
than 10 miles an hour.
To dance.the tango.
To ride a, bicycle on the side
walk. , •
To wear %nen's slacks—if you
are a woman.
To stay out after 8:30 in the
evening if vou are under 18.
To play baseball in the streets.
To fire either air guns, sling
shots or even snap rubber bands.
To close the blinds if you stay
at home in the evening.
To practice fortune telling,
palmistrv, phrenology and medi
um or crafty science.
To play music after an early
hour in the evening.
I ST. PAUL'S |
ST. PAUL'S, Dec. 21. — A
Christmas .^patf.'am! wHI be pre
sented by the Young People's
Service league of St. Paul's Kpisi
copal church Christmus eve at
7 o'clock. Gifts yill also be dis
tributed .at that lime.
Friends of Miss Pauline Browu
will'"be .triad to know that, she is
recovering after ' a gun shot
wound inflicted by herself
through her right hand.
Miss Kathcrine Lyda h«s re
turned home after spending- a fe\v
weeks at Fairview with Mrs. Bub
Guffey, who has been ill.
Funeral services were' held Mop
day at the Kdneyville Methodist
church for Hilliatd. Lyda who died
suddenly at his home in Indiana.
A Christmas, tree will.be held
at the Barnwell Baptist church
Christmas eve at 2 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. .1. .1. Freeman and
son, Jay, and daughters, Mrs.
Charles Lominac and Miss Frances
Freeman and Mr. .and Mrs. Gay
Lyda and children visited Mr. and
Mrs. llarley Freeman Saturday
evening:. Mr. Freeman is recover
ing from a serious illness.
Miss Pearl Freeman has accept
ed a position with the Chipman
LaCross Hosiery mills.
Mr. and Mis. Fred Lyda and
little sou have moved into their
Miss Grace Brown of Dana,
spent a few days recently with
her sister. Miss Beulah Brown.
C. C. Freeman has almost com
pleted a new barn on bis farm.
MARK WEDDING DAY
ON TWO CONTINENTS
BUTTE, Mont. Dec. 21. tUP)
The silver wedding anniversary of
Mr. and Mrs. E. Russell Smith
was celebrated simultaneously .jn
two places several thousands of
While tne couple, were enter
taining relatives and friends at a
dinner in Meaderville, other
friends and relatives of Mrs.
Smith in South Africa, where the
marriage took place 25 years ago,
attended a re-enactment of the
marriage scepe as it had taken
place in a church in Kimberly.
Three Million Squore
NAiles of Desert
STAGGERING to the imagination
^ is the vast sprawling Sahara,
the great desert of North Africa.
It forms the western part of *
wide desert tract which extends
from the Atlantic ocean through
Egypt, across the Red sea and
through Arabia to Mesopotamia.
Some of its boundaries have never
oeen entirely defined. ((
Roughly, geographers haile es
timated its area at more than
J,500.000 square miles, or approx
imately the area of Europe less
Scandinavia. Its greatest" length
is 3200 mile's and its widest part
varies from 800 to J40f milps
Some of it lies below sea \level
but more than half stands' 1000
Ceet above the contour line and at
one point the altitude reaches
Heat, of course, is intense. Sum
mer temperatures of 122 degree*
have been registered on jthel •
mometers not directly exposed tc
the rays of the sun. 'Ofteh dur
ing the hottest nights the tem
peratures do not mqch fa\l tyelow
104 degrees, but the sumrp^r,"aver
age is 77 degrees. -The'Highest
recorded temperature, taken ir
the western Sahara, was 132!8 de
grees. There is a cool season wher
the temperature is much lowei
and during one or two nights ir
the year the ground may aptuall}
freeze in ^ornc portions. w
From the earliest times com
merce has thrived across th$ tor
fid Sahara. Salt and date palms
are the chief products of trade
today. 6n«v salt and ivory and
fopper were carried. In the dim
days of early man. scientists be
lieve the Sahara region was a
grassland or steppe.
The ereat desert is shown here
on a 1938 stamb of Algej-ji.
iCoovrlahl. 193S JCEsii'vlcl. Idol)
SNOW AND FOG ARE
-- t/SHERING WINTER IN
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/Continue*! from paso one),
the Polish frontier.
j More than 600 of the refugees,
; living in a virtual No-Man's-Land
with scant protection from the
cold, were stricken and 10 were
reported to have j?one mad.
I Rumania reported 10 deaths,
Hungary five, France six, and
There were many deaths along
the Danube, and in Czechoslovakia
The gale blow with added fury
along the English Channel early
todav, tying up many cross-chan
nel boats in their poj-ts and pre
venting thousands of travellers
from reaching their destinations
on holiday journeys.
So jntense was the cold in north
ern France that turkeys froze
while being driven to railroad
yards for transport to Paris for
the Christmas trade. Rural church
b^lls froze and the lingers were
unable to sound "Angelus."
Kadio stations throughout Eu
rope went silent when the cold
snapped antenna wires.
CREW, BARGE MISSING
SAIN'T JOHX, X. B., Dec. ii.
(LP*.—One of two 2-12-ton hop
per barges which sailed from
Saint John early this month for
Southampton, England, with
crews of 20, was reported missin;,
in the Atlantic last night.
With all the resources at the
command of the United States
army, they turn out about 250
pilots a year. Of this number on
ly a few become what experts
call real military airmen.
■/ • EDITOR 19 BURIED
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NEW ORLEANS, Dp. 21.—
(UP)—Daniel Decatur ■ Moore,
69, prominent southern newspa
per man, was given burial yes
terday, an illness of two weeks
having ended in death Monday
night. .. .
.Moore who ran awny from his
home in Moscow. Tex., because he
preferred the typewriter to the
pulpit, was the former editor of
the New Orleans Times-Picayune
and of the defunct Fort Worth,
! Tex., Record.
He was appointed collector of
interna! ,evCn„, in 7^
ident Uooseveh u»
yean, later becausi tPS
ator Huey p. | lh* U>
his confirmation. Hi,
The new landTTT^
ord is 894.1 17 miles
hy a (tei'man Hi-ini ,
plane. Mtln^l i
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