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Athens Messenger, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1928, Athens, Ohio A NEJF MESSENGER SERIAL, WRITTEN BY THE AUTHOR OF STARTS IN TODAYS SECTION NEW SERIAL STORY STARTS SUNDAY IN MAGAZINE SECTION FULL LEASED TELECRAPH WIRE REPORT OF THE UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATIONS WEATHER Fartly Cloudy sAndajr. Monday Unsettled, Rising Sunday. VOL. XXIV.-NO. 24. ATHENS, OHIO, SUNDAY, DECEMBER WtfWGM; fift Single In Spite of Reports From Washington the Para- guayans Fear Fresh Clashes. RESULT UNKNOWN Troops Are Leaving Asun- cion Daily for the Para- guayan Bolivian Frontier. By LOUIS JAY HEATH United Staff Writer. WASHINGTON, Dec ing: replies from Paraguay and Bo- livia to its notes of inquiry regard- ing a basis of settlement of the dis- pute betw cen the two countries, the Inter-American Conference on Con- ciliation and Aibitration continued here today on a general con- ciliation treaty. The revised draft of the treaty is Intended to strengthen the socalled Gondra Pact already ratified or adhered to by 16 Pan-American countries by authorizing inquiry commission -with powers to act as committees of conciliation Obligatory conciliation in the ol d agreement also is pro- vided In tin new treat} Both the Bolivian and Paraguay- an legations here today denied all knowledge of troop movements in the o countries. The Rollvlan legation stated it had nothing to confirm report that troapo were moving' on Ba- hla Negra and the Paraguayan le- itio-i said It understood troop ovcmepts had stopped by countries. Replies from the nations to the Pan-American onftrunce's latest conciliation pro posal sttll arc awaited here. Brighter Christmas in Mine Region of State As Work Is Increased State Mine Chief Gets Optimistic Reports From Coal Districts Through Ohio; Looks for Better Conditions. Santa Claus, Jr. Baby Left on Doorsteps Is '.Taken to a Hospital at Stcubenvlllc, Dec. 22 at Ohio Val- ley Hospital today weie car- mg for a baby boy found last night in a holly-decorated basket on the front 'porch of Mrs. Boulah Hanes' home. They have named the youngster Santa Claus Mrs. Hanes, widow and mother of five small children, has of- fered to adopt the baby it its mother cannot be found By GARLAND HICK. United Press Staff Writer. COLUMBUS, Dec. will be much brightei this year for hundreds of miners and their families in Ohio's coal mining sections, according to Jerome Watson, chief of the State Division of Mines. Destitution has been reduced consid- erably since last year, and with the current improvement in working and marketing conditions, a bnghtei outlook is seen for 1929, he said. Unemployment troubles m South- ern Southeastern Ohio regions aic not as acute, as many of the min- ers have taken up their tools and resumed work after an extended idle period. Many workers have moved into other fields and some ot the remainder have found othei BUENOS AIRES. Dec. Troops are leaving: Asuncion daily for the ParaRuayan-Bolivlan fron- tier, the Asuncion correspondent of La Presnn. wired his paper today. The contingents are being s up the Paraguay River by boat. Excepting for the continuous passage of troops through the and tin unusual activity In govern- ment departments the city has' ap- peared tranquil since the snoil of HCPS of the Tan-American arburi- tion and conciliation conference were accepted in the dispute with Bolivia. It was added The correspondent said that in spite of the reports frpm Washing- ton that the conference was mak- ing: satisfactory progress in its of- fort to adjust the dispute. the Paraguayans fear that the presence of Bolivian troops In the Gran Cha co district will provoke fresh clashes. He said that it was also believed that Bolivia will not ac- cept the points brought out by the conciliation conference. The general opinion expressed ,n well informed quarters "i Buenos Aires today was that the cinfcr- ence should compel countrt to withdraw Us troops from the in order that frosh clash- es might be averted Money Received Will Take Care of Much of Back Pay. FOR 22 DISTRICTS State aid checks have arrived for 22 of the 25 school districts in Ath- ens County, H. JR.. McVay, superin- tendent of schools, announced Sat- urday. The amount of state aid is doub- le the amount received In tho Installment, which will enable the teachers to receive most of theli back pay. Some teachers have not received any salary for two or three months, McVay said Though tho amount is hhort of the amount needed, it is believed there will be enough to pay all of the teachers a part of their salaries. The only districts not receiving: state aid are. Alexander, Car- thage, and York It is hoped these districts will be able to pay their teachers, notwithstanding the fact that they have no state aid. It evident that all districts will need state aid before the school term is, over next year, McVaj eaid line of work, .according to Jlanj de- "Daddy" Browning Ad- vertised and Riot Was Main Result, MANY ARE "LOST" MERZ. IS FOUND GUILTY BY JURY LATE SATURDAY LEGISLATORS IN BOOZE PARTIES, IT IS ALLEGED Bank Gets Grand Prize in a Draw MADRID. Banco Germanico prize of Christmas lottery held today. 22 h e won the first In the annual The draw was the bank would make no statement on Its winnings, the im- pression prevailed that the lucky ticket might have been purchased for a foreign individual or group Prices of the tickets for the lottery come high and groups of persons frequently pool their funds to buy a. single tickqt or part of one. THE ATHENS MESSENGER OFFIES A BOOKLET OF rASTBY AND PUDDINGS. by Famous Women Is a, booklet filled with more than 100 dessert recipes by famous ARierl- women, hostesses at oflleUl tables tn WuhiaKton. and leaders in other ana In jnany walki of life. This unioue collection oT Ideas for attractive deuertu and rales for mak- UiC them will'delight every house- wife Pies, cakes, puddings, ices, and many novelties in desserts and psstrles Presidents' wives are among the contributors to this collection 8ent to any reader for slic cents by our Watmngton Information Bureau Use the coupon. Frederic J. Bukia, Director, Attoini Messenfer Information Bureau, Washington, O. O. I enclose htrevlth BIX CENTS in cole or stamps for a copy of the DES- SERT sooKurr. Name Street 'Dry" Kansas Hears Charges of New Governor-Elect. TOPEKA, Kas. Dec Kansas legally dry more than 40 years, is threatened with a sweep- ing liquor investigation today, or- dered by Clyde M Keed, governoi- clect Reed asserted 'legislative liquor parties have have become a public menace in the capital of the nation's second state to adopt prohibition "These booze parties have grown unlil they have become a public ReeU faaid The pai ties, given by lobyists with inten- tion to influence legislation, are a matter of common knowledge and growing apprehension on tho part of good citizenship "Violation ot the prohibition laws is flagrant duiing sessions of the Legislature. After I take ottico January 14, I am going to at- tempt to enforce the dry laws es- pecially in regard to booze parties, staged by legislators." Nelsonville Man Who Shot Don McGill Is Con- victed. GuilU of shooting- with intent to kill was the veidlet returned against Peter Merz of Nelsonville, by the juiy which returned to the Athens Count} eourtioom nt 1 o clock Saturday aflernoon after an absence of foui houis was tiled on a ehiigc of shooting with Intent to kill and wound Don E McGilI, of Nelsonvlile, owner ol Uic Lick Run mine Beginning at 9 o'clock morning, the trial was concluded at 11 iO o'clock Saturday moinlng Approximately 40 witnesses called An attempt was made bj tin attorncjb of the clemndant to piove that Merz shot McGiIl in sclt-dt fcnsc McGill was shot in the light, leg as he dehcended the fiom his office on the afteinoon of June 8, 1928. McGill'h leg, winch was amputat cd following the shooting, and the trousers woin at the time were in- troduced trial Dr and Dr Rhojdei, of Columbus, who attended McGill after his injury, ere summoned to jiiesent testi- monv a-, to whcro the bullet enter- ed tho lesr lioth phjsluans said that the bullet entcied ftom the back indiciting that Merz shot nt McGill while the latter s body was tLi ned from him bentemo upon Merz will be de- cided bv the court at a later date pends entltely on miners' trade are again coming- to life after niatij j months of hibernation, following the general shut-down New faini-i lies are moving in and local mer I _______ chants repoit a favorable incieasci m business for the holiday reason N1TW YORK, Doc With the opening ot the Great iPast two persons were injured, Lakes Chipping in Tcbiuaij, became hysterical and faint- 6leadil> demand forjed, aud 100 children were separat- Ohio coal can be anticipated the jiom their mothers today in a ijlate mine cruel saji No better average coal than Ohio's ib mined in the- Lmted States, ho contends The bUle divisions tlguies liit mineb now in operation. This is a much larger number than w ere working last winter. Incomplete statistics show at least a 20 per cent mere ise in employment and the same peiiod A tol i1 ol iS- men are now woiluiio' in OJno mines Of this numb' i .shipping mines employ iJ ind wagon mines, as evidence during- the Cheriington. of Logan, Coolidge and Wife Will Take Vacation Dec President and Jlrs Coolidge will leave heic Chribtmr? Day foi Sap- clo Island, oif Brunswick. Ga to the holidajs on the Howard 13 Coffin estate, it as leained to- dav The President has not decided on the length ol his visit but It has learned at the White House ho is cons.idei Ing- piolonging his stay until after Januarj J. not that featured Edward "Dad- dj Brownings annual Christmas 'gift daj Browning had advertised tha he expected to give some piesents away today and Monda to thousands of New York chi: dren Several thousand were i HUP, which extended severa blocks in each direction from hi Broadway offices. rlhore was a crash just outside followed by screams and confusio as the <50 children, crowding to th front had gone through a plat glass window. Mothers fought t get their lots to safety. Police iound Mrs. Mary Talbo w ith her right leg twisted an gashed O gill of 12 tvas rushe' to a hospital with cuts and bruises Perhaps a children had cut by glass, persistently re malned in Hue. Roundup of tho 100 "strays began Slxtj lost children bundled oft to police btations t await claimants rorty were gathered up and delaine around a large yellow taticab, on which was attached a sign reading- "lost children. Are yours here? Police estimated "daddy" ha< given presents away t about the fatali- ties convey sympathy to amities Congratulations to Col- lins going caterpillar. We aie well on our waj to the ice barrier Thank you for the news Congressional Bob Frigid Weather and Snow Storms Have Taken Nine Lives; Three College Students Are Among Victims. CHICAGO, Dec. White Christmas for the Middle- west was forecast today as snow fell over most of the territory The snow storm started In Chi- cago and vicinity last night and continued early today. The mercury will remain low enough to keep the snow from melting before Christ- mas, the government forecast said Snow storms of varying degrees of Intensity were reported from Iowa. Kansas, Minnesota. Indiana, WiSJCOttfJla ff So far the snow lajen cold wave has taken a toll of nine lives, thiee of them in Chicago St touts re- ported two dead due to the stoirn. Three college students weie killed in an auto ciash In Mimica, Mich. An airplane pilot, Les McGinn, was killed yesterday at Huron. O whi'n his airplane was struck by tha storm Lower tcmpemtiirts ,ind have almost atampi d out the Influ- enza la the Middlawect, walci already WM oa Up Spectacular Welcome fo Statesmen in Brazil; Thousands Cheer for Him. By THOMAS L. SlOhES United Kress Staff Writer RIO DB JANEIRO, Dec. 23
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