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   Biloxi Daily Herald (Newspaper) - June 21, 1832, Biloxi, Mississippi                                 8 pagres  If yon do not receive yonr Herald  please phone before 6:30 p. m. 37—Biloii 90—Gnllport  The  Daily Herald  THE MISSISSIPPI COAST  Will Regret the Transfer of Col. W. D. A. Andersoa to Another Point.  ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE—NEA SERVICE  HERALD BUILDING, BILOXI  MISSISSIPPI COAST, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 21, 1932  HERALD BUILDING, GULFPORT  15c A WEEK—VOLUME XXXIV—NUMBER 265  expect carl marshall to takestand  Character Witnesses Continue to Testify In Reinstatement Hearing Before Chancellor Rus&ell.   t  Anti<-ipa'ing ! hp probable taking lit the witness stand of Carl Marshall, disbarred Gulfport and. Bay St. Louis imrrer in behalf of his own petition for reinstatement as a practising attorney in the cout'9 of tbf state, crowded courtroom at Gulfport this morning' sat through almost an inter minaide introduction ia rapid succes sion of charac-er witnesses introduced by attorneys for Mr. Marshall,  Virtually a repetition of the que* lions and answers given yesterday by nearly two score of witnesses marked the continual ion of the hearing thi morning before Chancellor D. M. Rus sell. The trend of all the testimony was to s'ww that the petitioner, ow ¡ag to his having rehabilitated hi character since his disbarment by the stale supreme court'last November for bis connection with the SS0.00O War reunite scandal, had earned his re admission to the bar and his rein statement as a practitioner.  All efforts of petitioner's counsel to steer clear of any question as to the accuracy or justness of the supreme courts action in disbarring Marshall were futile as on cross-ex a initiation, Webb Venable, president of the S'ate Bar Association, who is on behalf of that organization contesting the reinstatement petition, in terrogated witnesses as to whether they believed Marshall guilty of "blackmail and of false swearing tinder oath," the stamp put him by the supreme court in its judicial tie termination of .the disbarment case.  Some of these witnesses frankly admitted that they believed the high court was in error, s ine that he was "the goat" for someone else's wrongs and still others declared they did not believe him guilty of the charges.  Others of the character witness group, however, particularly those of the legal profession while admitting that they accepted the supreme courts ruling on the matter declared that "if he were guilty, he has been sufficiently penalized and should ' be reinstated."  TODAY'S WITNESSES  G. O. P. Chairman  The first, direct testimony that Mr. Marshall had ever admitted "any wrong doing' in connection with the W arrenniie scandal came this morning "frofn J. L. Taylor, Gulfport lawyer (Continued on page ten)  not concerned over protest  Mayor J. W. Milner Stale« That As Far As He Knew Saturday's Primary Was Fair and Orderly.  Jn speaking of the protest filed against his nomination a,« mayor of Gulfport in the primary held Saturday, Mayor .1. W. Milner said thi*» morning I hat lie was not very much concerned about it, for, as far as he knew, the election had been held in a fair and orderly manner and he did not believe there was any ground for a contest. ■  The vote he received in Saturday's primary was S40. or only 51 less than he received when he was nominated in the primary four years ago, h s vote at that time being 891.  Tie had bur two competitors in the previous primary and had three in the primary held Saturday. II" feels, he said, that his friends had stayed with him.  new taxes in effect today  Long Distance Messages, Automobiles and Accessories Among Many Items Ta.ved By Government.  Repeal of Dry Law Urged By Garner Who Announces Willingness to Enter Race  Everett Sanders, one-time Congressman from Indiana and former secretary to President Coolidge. now the chairman of the newly organized National Republican Committee, here is hdiown in a new portrait.  smn bids  are opened  Highway Department Has Many Proposals Offering to Supply Material For Next Six .Months.  Jackson, June 21— 04»)—'The shite highway commission today opened bids en approximately §500.000 worth of highway supplies and gravel-haul-ing contracts.  .More than 200 bids were submitted and opened before interested contractors in tiie legislative chambers of the new capitol. Reading of the huge pile of proposals probably will consume the entire day, members of the commission said.  Bids were submitted on the following supplies for six-month contracts; gravel, slag, crushed stone, road oils, tars, asphalt, gasoline, motor oil, tires, tubes, road signs, markers. Contracts for hauling maintenance material in the six highway divisions of the state also were to be awarded.  The commission, according' to E. D. Kenna, highway director, is in doubt concerning the state's budge: law regulation of the department, and indicated no contracts would be let until a definite ruling was made by the budget commission.  Whether the highway department must come under the newly enacted statute governing departmental budgets is expected to be determined within the next few days.  There is some question, according to members of the commission, as t^> whether the department falls under provisions of. the budget act in view of absence of a definite appropriation from the legislature. The budget act requires all departments and state institutions to s@bmit an itemized budget, to be filed quarterly, and prohibits expenditure of any appropriations until the budget is filed.  The highway department operates on revenues from its share of th? rate gasoline tax. which deteriuniei • s expenditures. Unlike other state departments, it is not dependent upon appropriations from the legislature.  Before submitting bids today a number of contractors made last rnin-;te visits to the offices of the state ax commission to pay the new §2."» privilege tax required before proposals can be submitted on highway work exceeding $3,000.  Washington, June 21.—OP)—Starting on their task of bringing the United States budget to a balanced basis'after two year« of deficits, a long list of federal taxes became effective today.  Jn some .cases these will not filter down to thf>" general public immediately as they are charged upon the sales of manufacturers or importers to retailer s, and therefore stocks on hand today remained clear of tax. Many charges, however, became directly effective on the consumer at the stroke of midnight.  Long distance calls, telegrams, cable and radio messages are now subject to various charges, generally ranging up fro in feu cents. The two cents lax on bank checks is now in force, exempting only receipt forms used by some institution? now in place of counter checks. So are a ten per cent charge on rental of safe deposit boxes, and stamp taxes on security issues, transfers and conveyances.  Admission tickets to theatres ■ and all entertainment, are now subject to the new tax, which begins at ten per cent on all those above 40 cents. A three per cent charge on the domestic and commercial electric light bill will be levied for one-third of this month to obviate meter readings today.  As soon as existing retail stocks are giuie, the consumers will meet the one-cent tax on gasoline and four cents on oil, and other taxes on tires and accessories, automobiles, trucks, radio sets, mechanical refrigerators, sporting goods, cameras, matches, candy, chewing gum, soft drinks, toilet preparations, furs and jewelry.  Altogether these levies are to produce S054.000.000 of the new tax law's SI,118.500.000 expected revenue during the fiscal year which begins July 1. The income and corporation taxes are in effect for the entire current calendar year, that is since last January 1. A tax on the use of boats will go into effect in  July. .  New postage rates, beginning with three cents for each first class letter, will not go'into force until July G-  Speaker of House Is Ready to Serve to Capacity Limit, He Declares  LEGIONPLANS CONVENTION  Memorial Service July 17 at 8 p.m. Will Mark Opening of Mississippi Legion Convention In Biloxi.  smith heads association  Greenwood Man Chosen President of Conservation Organization at Biloxi Meeting.  chlorine gas overcomes 85  I.eak In Tank Car Permits Fume« to Escape and Spread Into Industrial Plants Near By.  Mount Vernon. N. Y.. June 21— —Chlorine gas escaping from a tank car on a riding just over the New York city line wa< blown in a northerly wind over this city today and felled £5 mon and women.  Nine person« were taken to Mount Vernon hospital where it was said two of them had been seriously affected in the lungs by the choking and corrosive fume».  The victims were workers in industrial plants and warehouses on the southern edge of the city. As the poison gas swept over the city meu and women staggered out of factory building coughing and choking and clutching at their throats.  Hundreds of persons in homes in the neighborhood were reported to have been made ill, who did not report to poiic?.  The tank ear was on the Washine National Stamis. Inc., railroad siding. Quickly the leaky connection was "frozen" but great clouds of the gas had spread over the city and were held low by the humidity.  Telephone rail-» brought the Mount Vernon and New York city emergency police squad* to the scene. Gas company crews were also called and pul-niotors were used to revive the men and women who lay about on the grass.  Twenty employes of a grocery warehouse, 35 or a macaroni factory and 30 of a laundry were partially overcome.  An iuvestigtion was started by New York City and Mi. Vernon police to  Dr. F. H. Smith. Greenwood, was elected president of the Mississippi Association for Conservation of Wild Life at the cb se of the annual convention in Biloxi this morning. Other officers are; Dr. Clydie Evans, Columbia. vice president: J. Foley. Jr., Siarkville, treasurer; and Dr. Smith. W. F. Bond. Jackson. retiring president: F. H. Kiinbrough, Biloxi; P. W. Allen. Indianola: S. E. Morton. Brookhaven, and Miss Faynne Cook. Crystal Springs, executive committee.  An advisory board will be formed of one member of each civic organization in Mississippi and one member of each state department.  A. C. liny ward, representative of (he American Game Association, spoke at ;he final session.  The Mississippi Association for Conservation of Wild Life in convention in Biloxi at the Buena Vis-fa Ilotel this morning upon the recommendation of W. F. Bond, state superintendent of education, adopted resolutions urging that plans be made a: once for the protection of game and fish until the regular wardens .under the new law be put into office.  A motion also was passed t<> urge the hunters and fishermen of the state to purchase licenses at once to assist in carrying out the new program of work. It also was recommended that no fishing be allowed in fre^h water during the spawning season.  Resolutions of Miss Faynne Cook, secretary, favoring establishing of a school for game warden, establishment of wild life preserves and a state museum of natural history, were un-l animously adopted. It also was re-j comiueiTded that the association peti-j fion the Central Board of UniversM tie* and College to offer conserve ion ! courses in all normal schools making it a required subject of all science graduates. The furnishing of lecturers by the new state game and fish commission for service in camps of Scouts, Girl Reserves and 4-H Club work and also a portable museum were proposed by Miss Cook.  Dr. Hil! of the biology department  An elaborate program has been prepared and plans made for what it is hoped will be the largest and most successful convention ever held by the Mississippi department, American Legion, which convenes July 17-20, with headquarters at the Buena Vista Hotel. Registration bocrths will be maintained at the White House and Tivoli, also.  The official opening of the convention will be the memorial service at the Buena Vista auditorium Sunday July 17 at S p. in., when an impressive program will be presented and the public is cordially invited to attend.  At 8:30 a. m. Monday. July IS. flag exercises will be conducted in front of the convention auditorium by the junior boys and girls of the Legion and Auxiliary. Music will be by (Continued on page nine)  Washington, June 21.—ilP)—John N. Garner speaker of the House and one-time Texas cowboy, swung his political larkt toward the Democratic presidential nomination today with a statement urging repeal of the eighteenth amendment.  In a formal statement handed to newspapermen, the speaker said he had voted against the eighteenth amendment and added : "I have never believed it sound or workable and it should be repealed.''  Discussing the Democratic presidential nomination, he said California and Texas Democrats are sending delegations to the Chicago convention ''instructed to vote for my nomination for the presidency.  WILLING TO SERVE  '"Tliis has been done wi'hout my solicitation," he continued. "I appreciate the support of my friends and am willing to serve my Country and my party to the limit of my capacity."  The Texan discussed in his statement, other problems that have come to the fore, giving his position on them. It was regarded by his friends as in the nature of a "keynote" address.  He criticized "tariff barriers that are practically excluding the products of foreign nations;"' advocated relief measures "which go to the root of the trouble;'' restoration of international credit and confidence; and urged the collection of war debts to the extent of the debtor nations' ability to pay.  CUT COST ONE-THIRD  The speaker said that the cost of government, city, county, state and national, can and should be reduced not less than one third. He deplored an "increasing tendency toward Socialism and Communism" and advocated stem government measures to curb the spread of those doctrines.  Later, Representative McDufi'ie of Alabama, the Democratic whip and staunch supporter of Speaker Garner, tof^l newspapermen prohibition should be submitted to the people on the straight question of repeal.  "I believe there is sentiment enough in this country to justify submission of the straight question of repeal," said McDuffie, long counted among Southern dry forces.  "1 think the speaker's statement is honest, straightforward, manly and courageous. In these days and times thf» American people are not interested in pussyfoofers on any quest ion.  "No one has ever learned insofar as I have ascertained how President Hoover stands on prohibition.''  At that moment. Walter Newton, one of the president's secretaries was shown a copy of the Garner statement while standing in the  (Continued on page five)  sentencing of girl deferred  Judge White Recesses Court After Yielding Courtroom to Chancellor Russell for Marshall Hearing.  JOHN N. GARNER.  borah stirs up furore  Independent Republican Criticises Party Platform, IMank by Plank, Particularly Liquor Stand.  Washington, June 21.—i/PWSena-tor Borah, (R.. Idaho ) told the Senate today that Postmaster General Brown said to him in a private conversation several weeks ago that he expected to see the :  return of the saloon and would rather have that than present conditions-  • Washington. June 21.—(VP)—A furore of political questioning ring out today in the wake of Senator Borah's dramatic announcement that President Hoover will not have ..his support for re-election if he stands on the Republican convention's platform.  In the belief of many the senator's utterance yesterday bore an unspoken invitation to the president to write his own platform, with a strong personal prohibition stand, in the ad-dross accepting thé nomination which Mr. Hoover is to deliver' later in the summer.  Newspapermen who sought more explicit statements after the Senate speech, drew information that Borah had no intention of going into a third party movement. The idea developed that his thought was to ignore the presidential campaign and limit him-self(to stumping for dry members of Congress,  The full fury of his attack was turned on the resubmission plank, which he absolutely kicked aside, announcing he would not be bound by it for "a single moment." But he wa? no more kind to the remainder of the platform, maintaining that Ions before the election this "singular document'' will have been shoved aside in (Continued on page three)  Scores of women and girls assembling at the courthouse in Gulfport this morning to hear Circuit Judge Walter A- White impose sentence upon Marie Antionette Hartley. 19-year-old "girl bandit," who last week pleaded guilty to charge.« of robbery in connection with a daring night hold-up of a gasoline filling station and a grocery store at Gulfport. were disappointed when the Judge after empaneling jurors to serve for the week yielded his courtroom to Chancellor D. M. Russell for a 'continuation of the hearing on the Carl Marshall reinstatement petition and adjourned court until tomorrow morning.  Both the sentence of Miss Hartley and the trial of several cases scheduled for today were reset for tomorrow when the judge out of deference to the vacation chancery hearing recessed his court for ithe day.  Among the cas-s sheduW for trial tomorrow is that of J. S. Byrd. R. A. Murrah and Will Lawrence, charged with arson in connection wnth the burning early in May of an unoccupied West Beach residence.  RUSSELL CASE CONTINUED  Another continuance of the trial of Former Governor Lee M. Russell, jointly indicted with J. C. Walker and D. B. Allen on a charge of receiving deposits in an insolvent bank in connection with the failure four years ago of the Bank of Pass Christian, was granted by Judge White following receipt of a physician's certificate that Allen, one of the defendants. ' was seriously ill in Florida and unable to attend the trial.  This continuance came over the vigorous protest of District Attorney W. M. Colmer, who announced that the case had been continued from term to term for several court terms at rwpi.est of defendants and that the state had summoned its witnesses and was ready to proceed with the trial Allen, cashier of the bank at the time of its closure, it was pointed out,'was not only a defendant, but was a very material witness for the former governor.  Following is the personnel of the petit jurors empaneled for the week this morning:  Jury no 1—Jules Tiblier. J. M. Harless, Donald Demetz, R. Guil-lotte, Henry House. Geo. Tremnu'l, J. S. Randolph, Wallace Ladnier. Geo. Saucier. E. P.- Broadus, Fred Harris, A* Bellande.  Jury No. 2—Willie Malley, .Tas. -T. Farreil, ,T. E. Jones. C. E. Adams, A- F. Young, W. F. Rouse, Cha Thayer.  Three Judges Hear Freight Rate Case In Federal Court  A triumvirate of jurists, composed of Judge Edwin R. Holmes, of the Southern District of Mississippi: Judge" Rufus E. Foster of the U. S. circuit court of appeals, and Judge Wayg e  G. Borah of the U. S. district court for Eastern Louisiana, sat over this morning's session of federal court in Biloxi to hear ' the application for interlocutory injunction restraining an'order recently issued by the Interstate Commerce Commission authorizing an increase of approximately 95 per cent on fertilizer and fertilizer materials moving through the state of Mississippi.  Greek 1,. Rice. Mississippi state attorney general, brought the suit before the court in behalf of various •manufacturers and shippers of fertilizer in iuter.-tate and intrastate commerce, charging that the rates are excessive and illegal and as a result considerable business lias been lost by the parties affected. He also charged that the Mississippi rates were higher than those of surrounding states. A number of attorneys representing the Interstate Commerce Commission, tho United States government and various railroads named as defendants in the case, were present.  u s. to ignore plea for debt cancelation  Hugh S. Gibson Tells French Premier That Europe Must Cease to Spend Money For Armaments.  Plan Reduction In Number of Veterans Staying at Capital  Washington. June 21—(/Pj—Negotiations toward evaeiufrion of the larger part of the war veterans in the capital seeking payment «f their bonus certificates were initiated today by Pelham D. Glassford Washington superintendent of police.  Glassford said he had discussed with Waller M, Waters, the commander-in-chief of the veterans, a plan to reduce sharply the number now here, which is estimated at 20, • 000.  Waters was >aid to be inclined to favor the plan if permanent quarters were established f>>r the nucleus of the bonus army to remain in Washington until Congress votes a Ivnus.  The police chief said he did not know the exact number to be left, but indicated it would be comparatively small.  Despite the discussion* for evacuation. the veterans ''con tin tied their campaign for recruits. Four more recruiting officers were ,sent out. Two went to Jacksonville '«tid the others to Pennsylvania and New. Jersey.  Citizens' Bank Committee Statement  INDICTMENTS AGAINST  CALDWELL NOL PROSSED  Nashville, June  ; 21.—The state Monday rod pros*ed two indictments charging Roger Caldwell, former head of the defunct Caldwell and Company, witli accepting deposits in the Bank of Tennessee wh p n it was allegedly insolvent. Attorney-General Richard M. Atkinson said the state based its .action on "inability to obtain competent and creditable testi-mer.cy on which to make the cases."  VETERAN AMPUTATES  HIS TROUBLESOME TOE  Agency, Mo.. June 21——,lim next to tiie foot— had liei" so the  Giddeu's toe—the one toe on the right  him  great  bee;j  Ss-year-old man decided on a drastic measure, lie "would amputate.  Placing his bare foot on a board lie drove nails between each toe to hold them apart.' Then, with the blade of a putty knife poised on the first joint of the offending toe. he struck the knife with a hammer. The operation was a sun ess.  The Citizens' Bank Committee authorizes the following statement:  In the Herald of Jun e  IS there appeared a statement as follows:  "The report shows that taking in all receiverships in the United States from 1805 to October 31, 1931, there was paid on proven claims against said banks 77,0-4 per cent."  This figure was taken from the annual report of the Comptroller of the Currency for the fiscal year 1031, and appears on page '.2 of such report. The full wording of the paragraph in which this percentage appears. was not used, and is now quoted fully below.  "From the above it will be noted that the average percentage of all dividends paid on the aggregate of secured and unsecured claims proved against the 9S9 receiverships that have been finally closed, but not including the S4 restored to solvency which paid 100 per cent was 66.97 per cent. If payments to secured and preferred creditors, offsets and other disbursements as indicated above were included in the dividends paid in ibis calculation, the total disbursements to creditors would amount to S30-1.79S.302. or 77.04 per cent of claims proved, plus other liabilities paid bur not included in the figures above or j>roved claims, or $473,522,-157. In making the above calculation of percentages of payments, to secured and preferred creditors, no consideration has been given to those liabilities to creditors not claimed, as well as secured claims which wore proved and upon which dividends were paid but which were subsequently eliminated from the total of claims proved by reason of having been paid in full out of the proceeds of collateral collections. The consideration of such unclaimed items, together with secured claims proved but not included in the total" thereof set out in the tablp above, would reduce somewhat the percentage of payments to creditors as given."'  It will be seen from the above that the average return to depositors Lrc-m fill liquidations since 1SR5 includes both secured and unsecured depositors and the u-e of th° figures in Saturday'» Herald are misleading as they apply to the Gulfport situation inasmuch as the guaranteed return of 55 per cent applies only to the unsecured depositors of the Gulfport bank.  In offering 55 per cent over a period of three years it should be borne in mind that only the unsecured deposits are used, the secured deposits not being taken into consideration.  the suggested payment by' the new bank for account of the uusccured deposit of 55 per cent thewe will be quite a material change upward in the percentage paid, and ther e  is then yet to be considered the possible return from trusteed- assets, to say nothing of the earnings of tb P  bank for the three-year period, which have been allocated to the 45 per cent trustee« assets. The conclusion from the above is very obvious and to the effect that the creditors of the closed bank lrave been offered a very fair proposition.  It might be interesting to learn I bar "expenses incident to the administration of these 9S9 closed trusts, such as receivers' salaries, leg'il and other expenses, amount to S20.S31.-•107 or 3.93 per cent of the book value of ihe assets and stock assessments administered, or 6.7S per cent of collections from assets and stock assessments;" during the fiscal year ending October 31. 1931 (Page 32 of the report quoted.)  We quote again. Trusts closed in  1931, Page 34 of same report: "Expenses incident to the administration of these 91 trusts, such as receivers' salaries, legal and other expenses amounting to £2.484.670, or 4.50 per cent of the book value of the assets and stock assessments administered, or 8.37 per cent of collections from assets and stock assessments."  These figures are typical of the United States as a whole and represent an average of 9S9 closed reeeiv-ereships for the 66 year period, and 91 closed receiverships for the fiscal year 1931 and are certainly indicative of what can be expected as an average expense.  As per statement of March 31,  1932, the total assets coming into the hands of the receiver of the. First National Bank in Gulfport was $4,-003.827.45.  The new bank agrees to liquidate these assets at no cost other than legal and court fees. The saving to the depositor is apparent if the new bank plan is adopted.  AVorkers in the field have been furnished with data of an interesting nature in this regard.  As indicative of the fairness of the proposed figure of 55 per ceut for unsecured deposits, attention is called by the Citizens' Bank Committee to the fact that "collections from these assets (meaning assets coming into the 91 trust receiverships') including offsets allowed and collections made from stock assessments, as indicated by the receivers' final rei>ort, amount to 54.5 per cent of such assets and stock assessments.  It is the purpose of the committee to furnish full information at all  honor shown col anderson  District Engineer Praised For His Interest in Port of Gulfport at Farewell Banquet.  Appreciating the good things done and the kindly consideration given the Coast and especially the port of Gulfport, the many friends of Col. W, D. A. Anderson, lieutenant-colonel corps of engineers in charge of the Mobile office, tendered him a farewell dinner at the Ilotel Mark-ham at noon yesterday.  Accompanying Col. Anderson wore his assistants. Captain E. H. Digno-wity. executive officer, and H. I. Collins, both of whom have earned the thanks of the people of Gulfport and the Coast for the splendid manner in which they have cooperated in the conduct of affairs in the engineer's office.  The dinner was given under the auspices of the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, the secretary. B. C. Cox having charge of the affair. Mayor Joseph W. Milner of Gulfport was asked to serve as toastmaster on account of his close connection with port activities for the past eight years.  The mayor said in part /hat he did not like the idea of losing Col. Anderson from the district where he had given such splendid assistance but if the U. S. government saw fit to make a change, he felt constrained to express for the people of'the city the deep appreciation for the many successful efforts made in behalf of Gulf port's port and channel. Special mention was made of the work done by Col. Andeyson and his associates who made it possible to get the historic Constitution to come into the port.  This fact: alone had been largely instrumental in getting beneficial legislation passed by the state legislature giving tiie pdrt state aid for the first time. Mayor Milner said.  A close friendship was formed between Mayor Milner and Col. An-(Continued on page six)  world peace is emphasized  American - Japanese Society Gives Dinner For New United States Ambassador at Tokyo.  Tokyo. 'June 21. (¿P)—Viscount Ki-kujiro Ishii. former ambassador to the United States, enunciated a sort of Monroe doctrine for Asia tonight at a dinner for Joseph C. Grew, the new United States ambassador to Japan.  Giving an addres* of welcome to Mr. Grew before the America-Japan Society, the Japanese spokesman asserted that a Srave situation would be created if the United Sta.tes ever attempted to dominate the Asiatic continent.  Mr. Grew, in his first speech as ambassador, told the audience, which was composed of distinguished Japanese leaders, that America always and everywhere will uphold the structure of international peace.  "If I were asked." Mr. Grew said, "to which subject in the past fifteen year Americans have given the most thought and discussion, I unhesitatingly would say the efforts of the nations to build a durable structure of international peace."  He spoke directly after M. Ishii had referred to various predictions of a conflict between the United States and Japan, and had given his belief that an armed clash was possible only in two extremely improbable continences.  "First.'* M. Ishii outlined, "if Japan were foolish enough to attempt to unduly interfere in the Western hemisphere—when war would be inevitable."  Second, if American attempted to dominate Asia.  "But I am convinced." he went on, "that America's concern in the Orient is only the maintenance of peace in respect to her . treaties. Therefore the American intervention alluded to above is as highly improbable as Japanese interference in the western hemisphere."  'The vast majority of intelligent Americans "and Japanese.'' M. Ishii concluded, "know perfectly well the boundaries of their respective spheres of activity beyond which common sen  Geneva. Switzerland. June 21.—r'.'? 5 ) —Hush S. Gibson. America's representative at »he disarmament conference,. told Premier Herriot of France last night that, the United States will not listen to any appeal for cancellation of debts so long as Europe continues spending vasts sums for arms.  They met at Morges. a little town half way between here and Lausanne, and talked until jiast midnight.  Mr. Gibson tried to get M. Herriot and Joseph Faul-Boneour to accept the American disarmament plan for limiting effective arms, in addition to accepting some method of cultivating disarmament. Ho failed "to get a favorable response.  Then he called their attention to the meeting at Lausanne where the European delegates are tryinS to find their own answer to the debts and reparations puzzle before approaching the United States with an appeal foe cancellation.  He made it clear thai the American government cannot listen to any such appeal while Europe i<< spending enough money every year to meet the service on the debts due the United States.  M. Herriot said the French people already have made considerable sacrifices in behalf of world peace and that the present government is not In a position to support the American disarmament project,  tax may pass expectations  Revenue Officials Point That May-Charges On Credit Sales Haw Not Yet Been Paid.  Jackson, June 21.—(JP)—May returns from Mississippi's two per cent general sales and gross. income tax continued to trickle into the State Tax Commission office today swelling th P  total collected during June to $121,719.26.'  Little doubt remained today-; members of the commission said, but that the yield from the levy for May would exceed the legislative estimate of ?10P>.000 a month.  Collections to date are for cash sales only, it was said. The sales tax on charged purchases will not ba paid until July 15, date for filing returns for June business.  Also the figures do not include returns of utilities, all of which were granted 30-day extensions on their reports due June 15.  Yesterday ,">21,374.53 rolled into the state treasury from sales tax collections, bringing the total amount collected since May 1, to $129,105.39. However, only the tax collected during this month was paid under the new sales tax act. which went into effect May 1. Collections made in May were under the sales tax act of 1930, which levied a one-fourth of one per cent assessment.  Tobacco and malt tax stamp sales yesterday totaled .S3.S61.45, bringing the aggregate for 5  the month to $114,-399.50, and for the period beginning May 1, to S175,647.OS. The new to  bacco and malt levies became operate forbids seeking for futile ami j tive June 1. and sale of stamps under  vain purposes President Roosevelt denounced as fantstic any American attempt to interfere with Japanese expansion in Korea and Manchuria."  Mr. Grew's address was entirely friends in tone but insisted that American interest was in a durable peace nor. confined to the so-called intellectual classes x x x but one that extends from the highest officials to the lowest laborer.  TODAY'S  GAME «g  Find Drowned Body Of Missing" Youth  Hattiesburg. June 21.—UP)—After having been missing since last Saturday afternoon. Joe Boyd Windham, 21. of Fox Trot community in Covington county, was found drowned in a creek near his home last night by searchers-.  The young man had left home to visit a neighbor. When he failed to return Monday m<>rniiir, the search was started. A coroner's inquest found a verdict of death by accidental drowning.  NATIONAL  St. Louis .. 030 KU New York .. OOO 000  Dean and Mancuso; Mitchel and Hogan.  Homer: Manetta 4th.  Pittsburgh . . 200 000 Brooklyn . . 12o -_'00  the new act is exceeding all estimated. It had been estimated that the tobacco tax frotiid bring in around $100.000 a month. Already this month it has returned £114.399, the commission's figures »how.  The franchise tax yielded SI.760.9ft yesterday, for a total from this source since May 1, of 84,535.45.  Total collections from eight special b vie-s, including th,» sales tax and tho tobacco and malt taxes, for the first 20 days, of this month were $311.-361.vs', and for the period from, May 1 to June 20, .">411.447.81, according to today's figures.  Swift,  ^ pence r 3rd and Grace;  500 EMPLOYED  Rosedale. Miss.. June 21. (JP>-  Heiniaeh and Suketorth.  Homers: Stripp 1st: Heimach 2nd. Chagium pitching Pittsburgh 5th.  Chicago ____ 000 510  Philadelphia 200 001  Mulone and Hartnett; Beuge and V. Davis.  Homers: Klein 1st, Moore 4th. Hartnett 4th.  Hansen pitching Philadelphia 6th  Cincinnati .. 020 200 203—9 Iß 0  Boston ..... 010 300 001—3 7 0  Kolp and Lombardi; Brandt and Spohrer.  Homers: Wort iiington 4th; Herman 7th.  Cunningham pitching Boston Stu; Hargrave catching St is.  GASOLINE TAX YIELDS  Jakson. Miss., June 21—(¿Pi— May returns from gasoline excise tar collectons fell approximately $50,000 under April collections, according to figures compied today by state auditor Joe S. Price.  Price attributed the decrease-to heavy pre-tax stocks taken on by dealers prior to the increase in the levy June 1, from five and one half to six cents per gallon.  May returns, due in the auditors office before .Tune 2<K totaled .<432,-950.0!), as compared with S4S0,S55.S-3 for April.  Washington -Ap- i Cleveland  proximately 500 men have been given employment in levee construction projects along the Mississippi river by O. K. fly. Hughey Brothers. Dixie Construction and Aderholt Companies working at Sherard, Farreil and other points in Coahoma and Bolivar counties. No additional men are required. say the contractors, all units being filled. Enlargement projects will  U- ijLtioA -iamtarv 1.  Brown SeweH.  and  AMERICAN  . 102 .. 010  Sp.'tner ;  Russell and  Boston ...... « m h i  Detroit ...... ooo  Michels and Tat worth.  Sorrel! and Hay-  Philadelphia 001 00 Chicago . . . otto (M)  WaIberg and Cochrane; Gaston and Berry.  McADOO, SMITH IN ALLIANCE  Strange Combination of Old Enemiew Foreseen As Attempt to Defeat Nomination of Roosevelt.  By FRANCIS 31. STEPHENSON (Associated Press Stall Writer) Chicago, June 21.—UP)—Two old war lords of the Democratic party, and ancient enemies—Alfred E. Smith of New York and William G. McAdoo of California—are about to converge on the 1932 convention scene to combat, the threat of a new nud common foe. Governor Roosevelt of New York.  The Rodieveltijjns are putting every energy into a las: minute drive to nominate tho New York governor oa the first ballot. They are counting on £H) of New York's 94 votes and about twenty or twenty-five from Illinois to turn the trick.  The decision from New York is' expected tomorrow when .John F. C'ur-(Continued on page two^   

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