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_ ____ —Attorney General of Alaska John Rustgard. b MEMBER ASSOCIATE!' PRESS VOLUME XXVIII. NUMBER 10. SEWARD, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1932. PRICE TEN CENTS MELLON CONCEIVES Jl NEW TAX PLAN TO SOAK" THE PUBLIC Ik AGED BILLIONAIRE SECRETARY OF U. S. TREASURY OUT LINES NEW IDEA WASHINGTON, B. C„ Jan. 13, (IP)— The outline of the Administration to increase a plan to provide $390, 000,000 this year and $920,000,000 next, was presented to the House by Secretary Mellon. Corporation taxes would be in creased to 12V2 per cent to net $27,000,000 for the current fiscal year and $60,000,000 in 1933. Individual income taxes have normal rates of 2. 4 and 6 per cent with surtaxes beginning with one per cent on incomes over $10. 000 graduated up to $30,000; seven per cent on those between $100. 000 and $200,000; 40 per cent on those above $500,000 as compared with the present maximum of 20 per cent on incomes in excess of $100,000. Personal exemptions would be lowered to $1,000 for single per sons and $2,500 for one having de pendents with credit of $400 for each dependent. MORE RIOTING BOMBAY. India, Jan. 13. — Further rioting occurred in this city and also in Calcutta when po lice clashed with a group of Nat ionalisst who were holding a mass meeting in protest of the British rule in India. Many were injured in the fighting which ensued and all those arrested. 30. were women. A Calcutta dispatch said seven ar rests had been made there during disorders. CHICAGO. Jan. 13. (^—Federal Judge James Wilkerson, the former school teacher who helped to crush ! the most notorious gang in the United States, was rewarded by President Hoover in announcing his advancement to the Circuit Court ;>f Appeals for the Seventh District. Hoover said it was a part of the recognition due to Federal officers ior breaking up the Capone gang’s j activities. Judge Wilkerson said I nothing except that gained a repu- j "ation from legal decisions alone. LONDON, Jan. 13. (/P)—The firm stand taken by the United States with regard to enforcing the terms of the Nine-Power Treaty and the Kellogg Peace Pact has completely absorbed the diplomatic circles of London. The action of the United States s warmly supported and there is much discussion here as to whether there will be any material results from the forthcoming disarmament conference as long as the Manchu rian conflict remains unsettled or whether the conference will be de ayed. GENERAL BAD WEATHER (By Associated Press) A tornado killed a Mexican wo-! man and her baby on a plantation at Eagle Lake, Texas. Nine per sons, were injured by a tornado and heavy rains caused earth slides on highways and railways in Idaho, j Washington and British Columbia. Chinook winds melted snow in ! Idaho and Montana. OREGON LEMS NATION LAUNCHING ROOSEVELT FOR PRESIDENT DRIVE' PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 13. (/P)— | Oregon led the nation in formally i launching the candidacy of Frank- j lin Roosevelt for the Democratic; Presidential nomination at Chica- j go at the convention in June. George F. Alexander, president of the Roosevelt - for - President League of Oregon, filed with the! Secretary of State petitions to place ! Roosevelt’^name on the Democratic | Presinedtial primary ballot. FACES LIQUOR CHARGE SEATTLE. Jan. 13. (/Pi—A charge , of possession of liquor was filed against Ahira Pierce. His bond was | placed at $500. Pierce’s home was raided this week when authorities i said several varieties of liquors were found and seized. ini mm in CITY OF BELFAST FOR MURDER OF 1001 BELFAST. Jan. 13. (JP) — Eddie j Cullen, young naturalized U. S. I citizen, was hanged for the slaying of Achment Musa, a Turk, fulfill ing the death sentence imposed af- ! ter his conviction December 10. Musa, a promoter and companion ' of Zaro Agha, who claims to be the j oldest man in the world, was found ; slain in a field near Carrick Fergus, j Cullen was arrested and convict- j i ed of the crime. An Ulster cabinet considered the case. Governor Duke : AbercGrn said he saw no reason why a reprieve should be granted. Cullen was in good spirits and regaled the warden with stories of Hollywood and New York where he once worked as a film projectionist. KEEPS HIS LEAD LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13. (A3)— MacDonald Smith, twice winner of the Los Angeles Open Gold tourna ment, kept his lead in the $7,500 match here, when he made a 68 in the second round for a total of 137. UNITED FRONT WARSAW, Jan. 13. (JP)—A united \ front by France, Poland and Ru- 1 mania at the Geneva World Dis-( armament Conference was fore-! seen with the arrival of Rene Mas sigli, French arms expert, to confer with Polish authorities and the Ru manian Foreign Minister, Prince Dimitri Ghika. The three countries j are military allies. BULGARIA CAN’T PAY BELGRADE, Bulgaria, Jan. 13, (A5) —Bulgaria has joined her voice to tha tof Germany in saying that she cannot pay her war debts. Will MEN WILL NOT STIC VIOUT1 WOMEN RACE FEELING CONTINUES TO RUN HIGH IN CITY OF HONOLULU HONOLULU, Jan. (Jp)—Devel opments in the kidnapping and slaying of Joseph Kahahawai, a i young Hawaiian, accused of having ! participated in an attack on Mrs.1 Thomas Massie, 20-year-old daugh- 1 ter of Mrs. Grace Fortescue and wife of Lieut. Thomas H. Massie of the United States Navy, which has caused demands for a Congres sional invesitgation into the gov ernment of the Hawaiian Islands, are still continuing to mount up. Kahahawai was one of five men accused of criminally attacking Mrs. Massie last September, and he was lured from a court room into the street .seized and carried off in an auto. The body was later discovered in an auto in which Mrs. Fortescue was riding with Lieut. Massie and E. J. Lord, an enlisted man of the Navy. Kahahawai had been shot through the heart. His body had been stripped of its cloth ing and wrapped in a sheet, Kahahawai and his four compan- j ions had previously been brought to trial on assault charges and the jury failed to agree. This out come of the case precipitated ill feeling in Naval circles and caused Rear Admiral George Pettengill, commander of the minecraft of the ! 14th Naval District, to warn mem- i bers of the Pacific fleet that Hono lulu was an unsafe place for the wives of Naval officers. A second attack on a white woman, a little; over a week ago, intensified public feeling and caused Governor Judd to instruct the Hawaiian National Guard to cooperate with the police in cleaning up the city. Support for Lieut, Massie, the youthful submarine officer, who is : charged with the murder of the young Hawaiian, was seen in a | strongly worded statement from the Chief of Naval Operations at Washington. The Navy Department announced that the Pacific fleet would not visit during the annual maneuvers next month of Hawaii. “American men will not stand for the violation of their women under any circumstances,” Admiral Wil liam V. Pratt said, “for this crime. They have taken the matter into their own hands repeatedly when (they have felt that the law has Tailed to do justice.” Admiral Pratt instructed the Commander-in-Chief of the fleet, Admiral Schofield, stationed at San Diego, to carry out the winter train ing exercises off Hawaii as planned but to deny liberty to the ship’s crew on Oahu Island. At Honolulu, a heavy Marine guard was established on the U. S. warship Altoon to prevent Honolulu civil authorities from boarding the vessel to question Mrs. Grace For tesque, Lieut. Massie and E. J. Lord, regarding the kidnapping and mur der. Efforts of the civil author ities to board the Altoona were re buffed repeatedly and Navy officers said that the three defendants would remain on the ship until it was determined whether civil au thorities would try them on charges of murdering Kahahawai. One Navy officer said that no BODY IS FOUND CANNES, France, Jan. 13. (JP)— The body of Thomas Clark, 67, New York, was recovered from the har- i bor under circumstances which! sent the police on the trail of an unidentified woman in black, who was seen with Clark before his dis- i appearance. Clark’s body showed no indication of violence, but hisi jewelry and identification papers I were missing. RESPONSIBLE FORM OF GOVERNMENT PLEOGEO FOR BURMA OY BRITAIN I LONDON, Jan. 13. (/P)—Premier ) Ramsay MacDonald, at the con-! elusion of a session of the Burmese j Round Table Conference, pledged j Burma a responsible form of gov- ; ernment by evolutionary process if Burma decides at a national elec- j tion to separate from India. Great Britain will grant her a.j constitution providing for a Legis-, lature and a Governor, The latter j | is to be appointed by the British Crown and who will exercise wide and reserved powers in dealing with foreign affairs, defense and fi-( nance motters. MacDonald also warned Burmese j delegates that Great Britain, when i challenged as in India today, ‘'can j never abrogate its duty to govern.” LEARNED JUDGE IS | FORGED TO RESIGN OWING ADVANCED AGE; | WASHINGTON, D. C„ Jan. 13.1 !</P)—Oliver Wendell Holmes’ resig- j | nation from the Supreme Court of j Justice was accepted by President j j Hoover. | Justice Holmes said in his, letter j to the President that the condition j of his health necessitated his ac- j tion. “The time has come when I; must bow to the inevitable.” Justice Holmes will be 91 on: March 8. His strength has been markedly lessening in late months and he frequently needed the help of court pages or fellow justices to take his seat or rise after a session was ovef. Justice Holmes was named to the bench by President Roosevelt on December 4, 1902. His son, Oliver Wendell Holmes, is a noted author. STRONG WIND BOULDER CITY, Nev. Jan 13. (/P) —Temporary houses eredted by workers employed in the construc tion of the big Boulder Dam have been badly wrecked by a 75-mile gale which swept through here. One carpenter is reported missing. Las Vegas also reports that she suffer ed somewhat from the strong gale. chances were being taken for pos sible reprisals on shore where race feeling is running high. Meanwhile a first degree murder charge was filed against A1 Jones of Pearl Har bor, an enlisted man, who illegedly stood guard at the Massie home while Kahahawai was being killed. Later attorneys for the Navy men said that they would waive rights for a Naval court-martial and would appear in civil court for trial. IS LESS THAN HAD A YEAR AGO; 8160,000 ADDED TO FUND ON JANUARY 2 Although the Territory’s cash^re - [sources at the end of 1931 showed ; a sharp shrinkage from a year | previous, there was still a siezable i fund in the toe of its old sock on January 1, this year, and more had l been added to it on the following iday, it was revealed at Juneau by | the financial statement issued cov - ering the month of December by W. G. Smith, Treasurer. The gross cash balance was shown to be $298,920.92 on December 31. There were outstanding warrants in the sum of $33,557.08, leaving a net balance of $265,363.84. Of the latter sum, $47,870.26 was in special funds and could only be applied for specific uses. In the general and public school current funds there was $217,493.58. On January 2, according to a memorandum furnished by the [Treasurer to the Governor’s office, approximately $160,000 was added to the net balance. This money comprised $80,000 from the Alaska Packers Association for payment on its taxes for last year which are estimated at $107,000, and fish trap license taxes and minor accounts from other sources. All cannery and salmon pack tax es become due on January 15, and are required to be paid on or be fore March 15. JAPANESE ALIKE WITH TOKYO, Jan., 13, (/Pi—A Mukden dispatch hints of an alliance be tween the Japanese and White Russians, who are under the lead ership of General Seminoff. who many years ago was ousted from Russia by the Reds. Seminoff, who is reported to be heading the movement, is at pre sent in Mongolia and is inciting Mongolian leaders to attempt to pry loose from China. Another message from the Man churian war front tells of the am bush of a detachment of Japan ese cavalry by Chinese irregulars in which 32 Japanese were killed and the survivors nearly all wound ed. IS. HIM WILL NOT SEEK REFLECTION LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 13. (#) j—In an election held to fill the | unexpired term of the late Senator Caraway, the State Attorney Gen ral considered the selection of the widow, Hattie, as assured. Women all over the State cam paigned for her. Governor Par nell is regarded as the probable candidate at the regular election next fall. Mrs. Caraway is not expected to seek reelection.