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FEACE NEGOTIATIONS IN
SHANGHAI AREA SEEN • Continued from Page One> cry H Taylor. Japanese Admiral Kichisaburo Nomura and Japanc.-* Admral K"ichi Sliiosawa mad; statements to 'he United Press coi rei.pondent indicating they were mere hopeful of a settlement. Japanese Min ster Mnmo’u Shier ■ mitsu disclosed that procress nad been made tn Chineec-Japnmsc conversations involving mutual con cessions and lookmc toward with drawal of troops from both sides. CHINESE WILLING Mayor Wu Teh-Chen of Shangha Issued a statement reilerat nc the willingness of the Chines? authori ties to reach a peace agreement pro vidinc for a neutral area be race, the hostile armies It was learned that Gen. Chian Kai-Shek. Chinas ouistanding lead er and tormer he.ad of the govern ment, is en route to Shanghai, in dicating there will be no big-scale offensive. Furthermore, it was declared the Japanese leaders are convinced the? could undertake the long-threatened offensive only after more reinforce ments have been sent from Japan. Wide speculation was aroused by revival of discussions, similar to those during the 1927 trouble in Shanghai, concerning a formula under which Shanghai could be made a “free city" something like the city of Danzig in Europe, thus obtfatinc the dancer of “Shanghai incidents" in the future. Such a plan involves an ambitious project, but regardless of whether it materializes it was taken as an indication of the determination of Chinese and foreign businessmen to bring about a peaceful settlement. AIM nrt.iniAU iu im..u Admiral Momura was gc:.:al when he received the correspondent and spread out a massive ni3p of the Chapei war front. "We Japanese are not on speak ing terms with the Chinese here." he said crisply. "But in Nanking the Chinese and Japanese repre sentatives are able lo talk it out." He said Japan was not unmind ful of the enormous expense of fur ther military operations in China and added Japan is anxious for peace with honor. He said he pre ferred negotiations to force. The Japanese have indicated a willingness to withdraw from th Woosung and Chapei fronts into the settlement if the Chinese forces withdraw from Shanghai to a dis tance of five or ten miles. Already the brigade of General Shimomoto. which has been on the Woosung front, has returned to Shanghai leaving onlv marines in that area. U. S. ADMIRAL CALM Admiral Taylor, aboard the U. S S. Houston, was as cairn and steady as his ship. He appeared unwor ried. and said he considered there will be no necessity for evacuating Americans from Shanghai. He said he intends to sit tight and watch developments. Both Chinese and Japanese ap peared to be confronted with the problem of "facesaying'' in reaching a peace agreement. General Kin kichi Yueda. after an inspection of the war front, was understood to have notified Tokio that more troops were needed for a big offensive and it was believed the Japanese gov ernment had decided to give diplo mats another chance to reach a set tlement. TOKIO'S RErLY TOKIO, Thursday, Feb. 13. (UR)— Japan will reply Immediately to the League of Nations plea for peace in China, emphasizing that the Japa nese government will fully observe her international obligations. The Japanese reply will say: (1) The statement of the League of Nations council to the effect that China has appealed for peaceful settlement of the Shanghai warfare is contrary to fact. (2) Japan has never contravened her solemn obligations under the nine power treaty, the Kel logg anti-war treaty, or Article Ten of the league covenant. (3) Every nation must know that Japan is true to the cause of I. ..^--j IF YOU STICK, YOU’LL MEET ’EM IN VEGAS Small as it is in population compared with other cities of the world. Las Vegas is coming to have a reputation all its own as being a place where you'll even jally meet s >mcono you know. Latest Ci nvert to this belief is ce ,|,-k Ott of the city po ice department. Ott served with Battery I) of the Eleventh Fielt i.tilleiy in Hawaii in 1920 as a er..eant. Another sergeant was .larrv Jessie, of Peoria, 111., and 10 and Ott grew friendly during !:e term of service, though they later lost track of each other. .Not many nights ago Ott, on lis regular heat, strolled into one of the clubs. The first familial iace he saw was that of his buddy of ten years ago, Harry Jessie. ■ - ■ ’i PERSONAL I PRICE RETURNS ‘ Jack Price, clothier, returned yes terday from a three day business ! trip to Los Angeles. — VISIT BOULDER Henry A. Dennett and family, ac-; companied by his brother, Wilson J Dennett of Los Angeles, visited Bcuider City and the dam site yes- 1 terday. as the guests of G. F. Mont gomery. Union Pacific employe. — FATHER IS ILL Tom Adams, manager of Ward's Silver State Cash <S: Carry, yester day was informed that his father is quite ill in Utah. “SCOTTY” IN VEGAS "Death Valley" Scotty, pictucsquej character of the desert, passed through Las Vegas Tuesday on his way to Los Angeles, where he will visit for a while before going to Europe, where he intends to break the bank at Monte Carlo. ______ • FROM CEDAR CITY C. D. Petty and Karl Knell, both of Cedar City, Utah, are in Las Ve gas on business. COLLECTOR HERE Louis Spellier. federal tax collec . tor and his assistant, John Walters, arrived in Las Vegas yesterday and1 will remain here until Feb. 21. EDUCATOR COMING Marion Grant Bowen, director of! rehabilitation for the disabled, is ex pected to arrive here Feb. 22, to look over progress of the work in! this area. BANKS CLOSED RENO. Feb. 17. i/P,—'The Mason Valley bank and the Lyon County bank, both at Yerington, were plac ed in charge of E. J. Seaborn, state bank examiner, today. Directors of j both institutions voted last night to ■ take steps to conserve their assets. : BLIZZARD ABATES DENVER. Colo.. Feb. 16. (UP —An unexpected blizzard which blanket ed northern Colorado and Wyoming with snow, has abated. Consider able snow fell and was whipped into drifts by a driving wind especially in northeastern Colorado. her obligations and that she does not dare to betray rcli anee on surfi obligations as such action would be a sacri fice of her hono.r The reply to the league note, de scribed as the strongest communica tion ever framed by the Geneva leaders, was prepared after a day of conflicting reports concerning possibility of restoration of peace at Shanghai. First, the government authorized Japanese Minister Mamoru Shige mitsu and Japanese Commander Lieut. Gen. Kenkichi Uyeda at Shanghai to deliver an ultimatum to the Chinese troops demanding their withdrawal from the Yangtze delta on threat of action by the Japanese army and naval forces there. The instructions gave Gen 1 eral Uyeda w-ide latitude as to whether he shall actually deliver the ultimatum and as to setting the time of expiration. EL PORTAL NEVADA’S FINEST THEATRE Today, Friday and Saturday WALLACE BEERY & CLARK GABLE IN “HELL DIVERS” MADE WITH COOPERATION OF THE t\ S. NAVY. The Most Amazing Document of Romance and Terror Ever Placed on the Silver Screen. -also Paramount News f ‘NORMANDY VILLAGE’ FOR WOMEN’S PRISON ] u—:. .— HOOVERWOULD HOLD HOUSE CLEANING FOR U. S. Bv IIENRY F. MISSELWITZ I'nlted Prevs Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. Feb. 17. (UR)— President Hoover in a special mes sage to congress today attacked in efficiency. waste and extravagance in government, and asked author ity to reorganize the executive branch of the administration. The President said he wanted to eliminate numerous commis sions and bureaus which, he in timated. clutter up the nation’s government and impair its effi ciency. He espoused a program to put government on a business ■ basis, and save money. ‘ A patchwork organization com pels inefficiency and extrava gance,” the President said. "Effi ciency and economy can come only through modernization. A proper reorganization of ouj departments, commissions and bureaus will re sult not only in much greater ef ficiency and public convenience, but in the saving of many mil lions of dollars now extracted an nually from our overburdened taxpayers.” Mr. Hoover told congress in ef fect that the mushroom growth of numerous independent units in the government was tending to strangle the machinery of the ad ministration by bureaucracy. He recommended: 1—Consolidation and grouping of the various executive and ad ministrative activities under a' single-headed responsibility. Z—Adoption of the general princi ple that exeeutive and admin istrative functions should have single-headed responsibility and that advisory, regulatory and quasi-judicial functions should be performed by boards and commissions. Proposed changes, Mr. Hoover suggested, could be made "by ex ecutive order, such executive order to lie before the congress for 60 days during sessions thereof be fore becoming effective.” He stipulated the 10 major exec utive departments and the major regulatory and financial boards and commissions should of course be maintained, but he would transfer to them some of the work now be ing done by separate units which he feels overlap and thus produce inefficient and superfluous cost. The President said there had been "great expansion and diffu sion of authority amongst minor officials," and at th same time, "there is an unsufficient number of officials of definite and concentrat ed responsibility to the public.” He proposed creating several major posts, including: Public works administrator (new ofice). Personnel administrator (change from chairman of civil service). Assistant secretary for public health (new). Assistant secretary for education (change irom commissioner). Assistant secretary for merchant marine (new office). Assistant secretary for conserva Tasty Food Quickly Prepared For Busy People FOUNTAIN LUNCHES Las Vegas Pharmacy Fountain Light Lunch First at Fremont i ■I Women eonviets in California soon will be going “back to the farm" with the completion of this new prison for women only at Telia - chapi, Kern county. Designed in Norman architecture, it is locat ed on a IGOO-acre tract, which will be devoted to farming, gar dening and stock and poultry raising. Miss Alicia Mosgravr, below, former member of the San Francisco playground commis sion. will be in charge She plans to turn every w'oman convict into a housekeeper. CERMAK WILL CLOSE CHICAGO CITY INSTITUTIONS IF STATE LEGISLATURE FAILS TO HELP ■ ■ ■ CHICAGO. Feb. 17. (U.R>—If the Illinois legislature adjourns without , providing relief for the city of Chi cago. Mayor Antop J. Cermak threatened today to close all of Chi cago's municipal institutions. "Tell the legislature that if they j recess, the city will recess too,' said the mayor in a long distance ccm versation with Corporation Counsel William H. Sexton at Springfield. "Tell them I'll close public buildings and public institutions until they do give us relief.” Sexton is in Springfield fighting against adjournment cf the legisla ture before it passes relief measures for bankrupt Chicago. Miss Agnes Clohesy and Miss Kate Krauel, rep resentatives of the city’s school teachers who have received cnly a few weeks salary since last April, called upon the mayor to tell h;m they were considering walking out unless they receive their pay soon. Cermak said there was not a cent in sight to pay the teachers, many of whom are in desperate financial straits. "I am helpless." he said. "I would ! use special assessments money if I j could and go to jail for it, but I I don't think you will be paid ail, summer. "We need money for the employed as well as the unemployed. The banks dont seem to care; nobody seems to care. If relief Is not forth ccming, the responsibility will rest with the legislators." The legislature recently passed tax reform bills which will allow collec- f tion of assessments, due In some tion (new office). Assistant secretary for agricul- j tural research (change from pres ent assistant secretary). | Assistant secretary for agricul tural economics (change from di-t rector). The civil service commission would remain, the message said, but only as an advisory body to ! the new personnel administrator. ; The shipping board would remain, i but its functions in the future j i would be, as originally intended, j ' advisory. i BALDNESS And The Four Principal Dangers i(l) Alopecia—Natural or abnormal' hair deficiency. ! (2) Alopecia Areata — Baldness in circular patches. . (3) Alopecia Decalvans — Complete baldness. (4) Area Celci Alopecia Areata — A form of baldness leaving only J a corona of hair. Do not let any of the four prin cipal dangers take place. If you jhave Hair and Scalp trouble start i using at once 'Spain's Best 20th" | Radis-Capillus. 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Thirty-nine per cent of all ship ping companies operating under the stars and stripes are one-ship enterprises. ! VOU WILL be! 3 The center of 3 [Attraction at any Social Gathering, wearing one of our g g ADORABLE S NEW EVENING GOWNS o o D D o Moderately Priced . IQ I 301 O a d 2 BRACKEN APPAREL SHOP “THE DRESS HOUSE" O 423 Fremont Phone 471 O D D tr —i—1 ——. --—— ■ . ■ SCREEN LIFE IN HOLLYWOOD By HI BBARD HEAVY ir .- ■ " ■ — .. 11 l —Hi j HOLLYWOOD — That their ■•Frankenstein” will be one of the year's most successful films is as oig a surprise 10 the Laemmles of Universal, who produced it, as to the rest of Hollywood. The picture in which Boris Kar loff played the part of the monster was in e x p c n s i vely made and, even after its com pletion was re garded as very little more than —--— ■* All UlUIlktl \ IJI LLV e,t-CR-s grram picture re quiring subtle exploitation to put : it over. When it began attracting the crowds, the like of which movie- i land expects only for the best of its produce, the wive guys scratch wi their heads and probably said ' something like: "Why worry about what the pub lic wants? Wc might just as well go on malting pictures—and hop ing for the best. There isn't any formula.” HOW KAY RELAXES Kay Francis probably is film dom's best pulp magazine custo mer. Between dramatic or trying scenes in the making of a film she finds relaxation in the perusal of mystery stories, light fiction or tales of adventure. "Heavy reading requires such concentration,” she explained the other day, "that I wear myself out with it and return to face the camera as tired as if I had been working all the time. "But with this kind of material,” pointing to a lurid red and yel low cover, "reading is an actual relaxation.” Douglas Fairbanks, who seldom attends "premieres," departed from custom for the initial showing of “Union Depot," his son's newest picture. Mary smiled her way past the radio announcer as she and Doug entered the theater forecourt, but he was collared. So he obliged sincerely with: ••Delighted and excited.” WITHIN THE LAW A Hollywood firm has made gambling a profitable and lawful business. Although roulette wheels, chuck a-luck cages, faro tables, blackjack boards and other equally well known gambling implements are used frequently in pictures, no stu dio owns such equipment. Possession of gambling apparatus Is frowned upon by the California courts. So the smart gambling props are rented from a Holly- 1 wood company which specializes in providing such contraband, under a secial police permit. A police officer accompanies the gaming tables to the studio and stands by with studio police to see ihat the gambling shown is not the real article. If Mrs. Mark Condo will call at The Age office she will receive a free ticket, good for today only at El Portal theater. To the Taxpayers of the County of Clark: , For the last several months the Board of County Commissioners have realized the necessity of additional jail and court house facilities and have discussed the matter among themselves to a great extent. In 1931 a levy of seven cents was made for the building of the jail and addition to the court house which levy has raised a little over nine thousand dollars. The original legisla tive act provided for a one hundred fifty thousand dollar bond issue. Various estimates have been submitted to the Board showing that the additional jail facilities, court house and much needed law library room can be erected for about seventy thousand dollars, giving us ample jail facilities for years to come. Realizing the importance of this expenditure to the tax payers, the Board deemed it advisable to lay this proposition before the service clubs, the Chamber of Commerce and the public in general before definitely deciding what they would do in the matter. I)ue to the fact that nine thousand dollars is already collected and available for use, a seventy thousand dol lar indebtedness will constitute the remainder and it will be unnecessary to make another levy until the year 1935. In other words, if the bonds were sold this year, we would not have to pay any levy on them until the year 1935. The Board figured that the placing of a two cent levy this year, would take care of the redemption fund and interest fund until the year 1935. We would, therefore, appreciate it very much if the various organizations will go into this matter and ap point committees to confer with the Board so that they might get the expression of your members not later than the March 5th meeting. Below is a copy of the budget for the coming year upon which the Board is now working: Apportionment Sheet For 1932 General County State . 69 General County.265 Road Fund.18 Court House Bonds.04 Co. State Hi-way Bonds.145 Road and Bridge Bonds.025 Lincoln County Bonds.11 Farm Bureau.025 Indigent Fund.39 High School Bonds.03 County Schools.50 Pub. Sch. Teachers Ret. Sal. Fund.005 Emergency Loan .11 Court House Add. and New Jail.02 Puncture Vine Control ..005 Las Vegas City.-. 1.12 Las Vegas Gr. School..* .35 Las Vegas Gr. School Bonds...15 Bonds Ed. Dist. No. 2.30 Bonds Ed. Dist. No. 2 School .55 Total .:... 5.01 Very truly yours, W. N. Schuyler, Deputy Co. Clerk and Acting Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners.