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Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - September 28, 1932, Bluefield, West Virginia Wwt Virginia:    thwart    and    costar followed by clearing In Watt portion Wodnaaday; Thuraday fair. Virginia:    thwart    Wtdntaday, cool* ar Wadnaaday night} Thuraday fair and somewhat cooler. IhtefMib jpailt) rlriTniph & IV wiotSPREAO auganic reforma are not adopted during the neat hun-drat ytare dr to, our wettern CMM* aition it inevitably daatlned to « , , alow And gradual decay. —Major Leonard Darwin* af, ten #f Charlet Darwin, lb Volume XL. No. 200. Bluefield, W. Va., Wednesday Morning, Sept. 28, 1932.—Ten Pages Price, Fire Cents COOLIDGE, SMITH ON BOARD TO MAKE RI I LR OMO Formation Of Non-P artisan Commission Is Announced By Sponsors FOLLOWING ad Aerial mc# With dAAth, Attendants are shown trans farting Private Robert R. Hall, U. 8. army mechanic, from the military air ambulance which rushed him from Rantoul, III.,, to Washington, D. C. Hall broke hie back In sn automobile accident and it wan found naceanary to take him to the Walter Reed hospital In the capital. An army surgeon accompanied the stricken man on the flight. RECOMMEND SOLUTION FOLLOWING INQUIRIES Bernard M. Baruch, Clark Howell, And Alexander Legge Are Member* Of Committee; Institutions Holding Securities Inaugurate More York, Sept. 27. (ZP)—Formation of a non-partisan railroad commission headed by Calvin Coolidge, with Bernard M. Baruch, Clark Howell, Alexander Legge and Alfred K. Smith as members was announced formally tonight by Walter Bennett, president of the Emigrant Induatrial Savings bank, one of the Institutions sponsoring the survey. In the written statement, Bennett said: "The following named committee of well known cit liens has been invited to survey the transportation situation In this country, and to report such recommendations for relief and betterment, as may appeal to the committee aa wise: “Calvt* Coolidge, chairman. "Bernard M. Baruch, vice chairman. | "Alfred ll Smith. “Clark Howell, of Atlanta. * “Alexander Legge, of Chicago." There followed a list of approximately thirty life Insurance companies and other organisations sponsoring the committee. * “The letter of invitation.’' the statement continued, “extended by the foregoing organisations and in effect constituting the committee’s terms of reference is a follows: AM Prevents Breakdown “The present financial position of the railroads of the United States is a matter of grave concern. Collen tively the greatest and most important industry of our country, the railroads have operated in this year tat staggering deficits. Only wise and timely federal ald has averted the financial breakdown of Important systems. * “ This situation touches every cttl zen. It affects directly the security of wage and employment of the *1,500.000 railway workers. • • • It has given rise to a severe decline in the value of thesis,500,OOO,OOO of railroad obligations and shares, and has occasioned concern to institutions which hold such obligations among their assets, representing in part the savings of that thrifty por- * Hon of our population which is to be found among the policy holders of Insurance companies. ,    Important Task “‘We, the undersigned organiza tion, representing many of the inter eats concerned, believe that there is no more Important present task than a thorough and satisfactory solution of the railroad problem, as an in-tegr#l but th# most urgent part of the entire transportation problem. We beg that you examine all phases of the problem and recommend a solution which, with due regard for the public interest, will insure an opportunity for the railroads of this country to operate on a business basis, to the end that there may be a stabilisation in the employment of wage earners and in the values of investment made in behalf of in-lur&nc# policy holder* and aavlngs (Turn to Page Two) BRITISH CABINET WILL FAGE CRISIS Believe Present Lineup Can Be Saved Only By Postponemen Of Tariff Proposals Made A Ottawa HURRICANE SWEEPS| IPUERTO RICO ISLE London, Sept. 27. (ZP)—Great Brit aln'a year old national government faces a fateful session at No. IO Downing street tomorrow, with major re-shuffling of the cabinet considered a foregone result but with every indication that Ramsay MacDonald will remain as prime minister, It was the political concensus to night that the present administra tlon lineup could be saved only I Mr. MacDonald postponed the tariff proposals growing out of the Ottawa •imperial conference until after the economic conference to be held early in 1933. This administration lineup includes Stanley Baldwin * leader of the conservative party -home secretary, Sir Herbert Samuel foreign secretary, Sir John Simon and Philip Snowden, Viscount Ickornshaw, in the key .positions. Because of conservative oppogi #tlon it was believed unlikely that the prime minister could delay in .presenting the Ottawa tariff proposals. Therefore hie task seemingly resolved itself into replacing Mr. Snowden, Sir Herbert Samuel and half dozen liberal ministers who bara refused to swallow their free trade principles. Any such program of replacement would mean acceptance of the new empire protection as a basic fiscal -- gp|pKH" nc ‘ ASSASSINS' SHOTS FELE FOUR CUBAN POLITICAEEEADERS President Of Cuban Senate And Three Opponents Of Machado Slain HAVANA IS PLACED UNDER RULE OF THE MILITARY lf Killing Of Oppositionists Said To Be Act Of Retaliation; Participant In Unsuccessful Revolt In August 1931 Is Wounded rn More Than 200 Persons Killed And At Least 1,000 Reported Injured DESTROYER SAILS WITH ■NEEDED MEDICAL SUPPLY Governor Seeks To Provide Food, Shelter For Thousands Of Homeless; Observer Covers Stricken Area In Plane; Red Cross Acts (By The Associated Presa) A hurricane yesterday dealt swift death to several hundred persons and Inflicted mlllione In property damage ae it swept acrose the island of Puerto Rico. Early last night the huge "doughnut wind’’ carrying velocities up to two miles a minute along Its outer edges and an absolute calm In the center, was pursuing a relentless north northwestward course toward the Island of Hawaii. The 9 p. rn. advisory of the United States weather bureau at Washing ton said the center of the disturbance likely would pass near Port au Prince this morning. Father Gutter rex Lanxa of Belen observatory, Havana, at 8:30 p. rn, last night said the center wail over Samana bay, in northeast Santo Domingo. Father Lanza’s advice would indicate that Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican republic, would escape the brunt of the winds. Santo Domingo dispatches at 8:30 rn. said high winds and heavy rains had swept the city but no material damage was done. At San Pedro de Nacorls, 70 kilometers east of Santo Domingo city, 70 houses were destroyed in the late afternoon. U. S. NAVY BALLOON WINS BENNETT RACE Basel, Switzerland, Sept. 27. UP) The U. S. navy balloon waa tentatively declared winner of the James Gordon Bennett cup race tonight and second place was accorded the other American entrf, “Goodyear No. 8“ The navy bag, carrying Com mander T. G. W. Settle and Wilfred Bushnell, was credited with exceed-ing the distance of the Goodyear entry, with W. T. Van Orman and R. J. Blair aboard, by IDS kilometers (about 91 miles.) The French entry, "Petit Mousse” was third and the Polish "Polonia 1 fourth. Last to come down of the sixteen balloons which started here in the classic race on Sunday afternoon the navy bag landed at IO a. rn. today on the Polish-Latvian border near Vilna. The bag was slightly damaged in the landing. Van Orman, making a bid for I third successive victory in the Ben nett race, brought the Goodyear balloon down at 9 p. rn. last night near Bagotoji, 20 miles from Kaunas. Others were grounded at various points in Poland, Czecho Slovakia, and upper Silesia. CRISP IS NAMED ON TAMARO Georgian Is Appointed To Tariff Commission To Fil Democratic Vacancy; To Re sign House Seat San Juan. Puerto Rico, Sept. 27. (ZP)—More than 200 persons were killed and at least 1,000 were injured in the hurricane which swept across Puerto Rico today. Governor James R. Beverley estimated after receiving casualty reports from police authorities. The governor directed the emergency committee to seek first to provide food and shelter for the thousands of homeless Insular funds to carry on this work were promised tomorrow by the chief executive. How mach the insular government can give the committee, or how great is the need, I do not know at this time,” the governor said after an inspection trip. He instructed all government offices to open tomorrow and carry on. “We must have everybody go to work." he said, “as though nothing had happened—only more so. The mayors of the towns which were stricken called on the governor and were instructed to supply emer gency relief for 48 hours. Some of the mayors asked for caskets with which to bury the dead, but the governor dented their re quests, asserting that burial was i problem for the municipalities. “The insular government’s duty Is to help care for the living,” the chief executive said. Lines Down Communications were so ham pared tonight that it was still im possible to say how much of the island suffered from the storm Woodfin Buttem, the governor’s secretary, covered much of the north coast this afternoon by airplane, re turning with a suggestion that the disturbance had passed to sea just west of the capital. Col. R. R. Lutz the insular police chief, however, was of the belief that the range was far more extensive than this. The police chief had positive reports that 23 were killed at ATeciba much further west than San Juan and also on the north coast. The plane was unable to cover the Areciba area owing to continued rain Rafael Yeve Jr.. assistant general policy of the national government     w    _____________ AU day conferences were held at! manager of the Fajardo Sugar com the prime minister's Downing afreet residence. Cabinet members and party leaders arrived and departed, some of them through the big. black door of No. IO and others by the labyrinth of passages which makes (Turn to Tags Two! pany, arrived In the capital late to day from Fajardo, after a most fa tiguing journey of eight hours He reported 39 dead at Fajardo and said he would estimate the dead he tween Fajardo and Carolina alone, a {Turn to Last Page! Washington, Sept 27. (ZF)—Repre sentative Charles R. Crisp, of Geor Ria, th# Democrat who last session led the unsuccessful battle for manufacturers’ sales tax, today was appointed to the tariff commission by President Hoover. He will fill the Democratic vacancy created by the recent death of Lincoln Dixon, of Indiana, who once was a member of the powerful ways and means committee of the house, Crisp was its ranking Democratic me mb cr last session, but abandoned his chances for reelection to the house to seek, unsuccessfully, a aen ate seat. Crisp gained prominence several years ago as a member of the war debt funding commission, but be came conspicuous during the last session of congress when as acting chairman of the ways and means committee during the formulation of the new $1,000,000,000 tax law, battled in vain for the sales tax against an overwhelming coalition of Republican independents and Democratic liberals. Althought the house defeated his original proposal, charged him with the responsibility of bringing out another bill, which it adopted. ‘I plan to resign my seat in the house from the Third Georgia district and take un my new work with. in about fifteen days,” Crisp said, after the White House announcement of his appointment. His term in the house would have expired next March 4. The nomination to the new post will have to be confirmed by the senate during the coming short session of congress. The White House statement noted that the tariff commission was a "bl-partisan body of six members, not more than three of which can be a member of the same political party" and that the appointment was to fill a Democratic vacancy, thereby “preserving the bi-partisan character of the commission." Havana. Sept 27. (ZP)—Havana was placed under military rule tonight after an outburst of political violence had resulted In the assassination of Clemente Vasques Bello, president of the Cuban senate, and of three prominent members of the opposition to the administration of President Machado. In a message to congress the preeldent explained that military rule had been Invoked “as a preven rive measure against reprisals by friends" of the slain men. He urged that associates of the victims remain calm. The killing of the oppositionists was described by Investigators as an act of rataliatlon for the slaying of Dr. Vazquex Ballo, a strong Machado supporter, who had he lived, probably would have been the next president of Cuba. A fourth member of the opposition wa* gravely wounded Tbs oppositionists slain wars three brothers—Representative Con zalo Freyre de Andrade. Guillermo Freyre de Andrade, an attorney, and Leopoldo Freyre de Andrade, an en glneer. Representative Miguel An*el Aguiar, who participated in the unsuccessful revolt against the Machado government In August 1931, was shot four times. Dr. Vasques Bello was shot as he was driving away from his estate, EH Bohlo, which adjoins the country club. There were IO bullets kl his body. He died before his chauffeur, Julio Suarex, who had been wounded could drive him to camp Columbia Military hospital. The Freyre de Andrade brothers were attacked in the Vedado suburb They died almost instantly. None of the assailants was cap tured. The widow of the senate preeldent and his daughter. Magda now are In the United States. One of his broth ers, Jose Manuel Vaquex Bello, is Cuban consul general In New York city. A son and another daughter also are among the survivors. The body was taken tonight to the national capital to lie in state until the funeral tomorrow, which will be attended by virtually all high government officials. Firearms experts expressed the opinion that sub-machine guns had been used In the assassination. JOHN N. GARNER DECLINES DISCUSS BONUS QUESTION New York, Sept. 27 (ZP)—Speaker Garner, in a press conference dls-cuseion of possible legislation before the next congress, said tonight he had made no statement on the bonus question “and I don’t intend to make any.” He declined to discuss the subject further. Meanwhile, one of Governor Roosevelt’s campaign aides said he expected the presidential noimnee would make known his stand on the payment of the bonus not long after his return from the West. It already had been announced at Democratic national headquarters that Roosevelt probably would confer on the subject with Ralph T. O’Neil, former American Legion commander and now head of the campaign veterans* bureau, upon his return. “With the possibility that the two houses will be in control of the Democrats at the December session,” Garner was asked, “will you seek modification of the Volstead act at that timer "We’ll come to that when he meet It” he replied with a chuckle. “I’m standing on the party platform.” The day was filled with another round of political conferences for the vice presidential nominee. As he packed his bags preparatory to departing tor Washington, he said: “I’ve talked to so many party leaders today I can’t even remenv ber all their names. I’ve been rushing from one floor to another of headquarters until I’m duty.” JUDGE WEBSTER THAYER. I who presided st famous Sacco-Vanxettl trial, escaped uninjured when a bomb explosion wrecked his borne at Worcester early yesterday morning. SACCO-VANZETTI JUDGE IS TARGET Jurist la Trapped In Bedroom By Smashed Furniture, Timbers; Police Throw Guards Around Homes Of Participants In Trial Of Radicals LEVYING DORIES HELO RESPONSIBLE Townsend Places Blame On Local Government Units For High Rates Now Prevailing; Cites Multiple Levies Clay, W. Va., Sept. 27. (ZP)—Local government unite were held largely responsible by T. C. Townsend, Re publican gubernatorial nominee today, “for the high levy rates now prevailing." Addressing a Republican rally here, Townsend said that for “three years I have publlcally held that limitation of levies by constitutional enforcement can be the only work able method of curtailing govern mental expense and relieving the tax burden which weighs heavily upon the home and land owner. "Utile** we can correct the trouble where It really is, by putting control of the public money In the hands of the people, who can say to the public spending bodies ‘you may go so far and no further without constitutional direction by the people’ we are merely straining at the gnat and swallowing the camel." Townsend said "the real fault with the present unbalanced tax system’’ wa* due to legislative sanction of a total of 59 different kinds of Isviee which may be laid by the spending bodies in the state. The legislature, he said, is supposed to control levy limitations "but experience ha* ehown u« that legislatures of the past have failed utterly to stem the rising tide of the coct of operating our county courts, boards of education and municipalities. These are In a large measure responsible for the high levy rate* now prevailing to which past legislatures have granted one increase after another without regard for a limit." The Republican nominee aaked that he be given an opportunity to put the levy limitation principle into effect after the amendment is voted upon in November. Home Of Judge Webster Thayer, Who Presided At Famous Trial, Bombed MRS. THAYER AND MAID ARE SLIGHTLY INJURED REDUCTION IN COST OF SCHOOLS SHOWN 50 RAILROADS REPORT EARNINGS IN AUGUST MEMORIES REVIVED Charleston, W. Va., Sept. 27 (ZP)— Memories of the days when states battled states were revived here today as the United Daughters of the Confederacy opened their annual state convention. Honor guests were Mrs. W. E. R. Byrne, of Charleston, president general of the national organization and Mm. John J. Corn-well, of Romney. The delegatee were guest* tonight at a reception given by th* St. Al bane chapter. New York. Sept. 27 (ZP)—The first fifty railroads to report for August had total net railway operating in come of $17,244,000 compared with $24,655,000 in August, 1931, a decrease of 50.2 percent. For tbs Aret eight months the aggregate net railway operating in come of these roads was about $89, 001,000 or about 58.9 percent lower than the $218,710,000 reported for the period last year. N.&W. INCOME SHOWS INCREASE IN AUGUST Worcester, Mas*. Sept. 27 (ZP)— The Sacco-Vanxetti cum crashed back Into puromtnence today ax a bomb pan tally wrecked the home of Judge Webster Thayer, who presided at the trial of the two radical*. Mrs. Thayer and her maid, Mi** Jean Ashe, were slightly Injured by falling debri* while the Judge wax trapped in hts bedroom by smashed furniture and woodwork. Six houses In the Immediate vicinity of the Thayet residence were damaged badly while wlndowa in a ecoro of home* In the exclusive Weal Side district were broken by the force of the bleat. Word of the bombing wax the signal for police of Greater Boston communities to throw guards around the homes of President A. Lawrence Trowel!. of Harvard university: former Governor Alvan T. Fuller and all witnesses, jurors and official* who participated in the famous trial of Sacco and Vanxettl. Meanwhile state and Worcester police directed thetr efforts toward determining the kind of explosive used. State expert* were hurried to Worcestar from Boston to aid the local authorities. Captain Charles J. Van Amburgh, state explosives expert, said he believed it probable that dynamite was used although he was unwilling as yet to make a definite statement on the cause. Early Morning Attack The explosion happened shortly after 4 o'clock thla morning. Judge and Mm. Thayer were sleeping on the second floor of the house and Mie* Aahs in a finished attic. Mm. Thayer was sleeping In the last room hut one toward the rear of the house while her husband was In a front room. The force of the explosion ripped away the entire hack of the house and caused the Thayer garage, once a barn, to collapse. Plaster and woodwork plunged down on the sleeping Mrs. Thayer and a door from the back room was hurlad on ton of her. Judge Thayer literally blown from bbl bed. Amid falling wood and tumbling furniture he tried to reach the door to go to his wife’s ald but his room was each a wreck that he could not force his way out. Miss Ash# was trapped In her attic room aa the stairway leading up to It, was blown up. Trapped By Wreckage A police cruising car wa* tim Amt to reach th* scene and the officer*, after aounding an alarm of fire, searched the hou«e and found Mrs. Thayer, her head cut. trying to (Turn to Page Two) NEW TRAIL FOUND IN MOONEY CISE Charleston, W. Va., Sept. 27. (ZP)— B. L. Bowman. «tatist!cian for the state department of education, In a compilation announced today, show* a reduction of $1,311,199.71 in th* coat of «chools during the school year ended in 1932 aa compared with the previous year. Bowman’* figures *1*0 showed that the enrollment Increased 9.289 during the school year to a total of 423.711. The major decrease In expendl lures was a drop of $839,278.43 to a total of $1,858,462 in new building coats. Other changes were: Elementary teachers salaries, decrease $178,407.58 to S11.841.71S.48; high school teachers, decreaae SSS,056.61 to $6,978,21* 60: elementary maintenance decrease $362,418.57 to $2,488,686.8* and high school maintenance. decrease $111,043.54 to $2,-252,444.53._ von papen Ibis MILITAJISM HINT Levels Charge Against France In Reply To Herriot’s Decla ration That Germany Plans To Arm For the fourth consecutive month, net income of the Norfolk and Western Hallway company ha* shown a substantial gain, it was learned yesterday with announcement that August Income amounted to $1,272-,316.86, an Increase of $175,052.56 over July, In July, the increase over June was $12,000. The gains were accounted for by increased revenues from freight, passenger, mail, express, and other transportation. Simultaneously, operating expenses were increased, with larger amounts being expended on such items aa maintenance of way and structures, equipment, transportation and traffic. Freight traffic, which brought In revenues of $4,535,689.96, increased over July’s flgUT*. $283,059.94. Passenger traffic showed its first gain in several years, the Increase over July being $6,868.88. Much of this was due to well patronized excursions, official* said. Total passenger revenues for the month were $263,554.37. Also under the classification of revenues comes "other transporta Hon.” which gained $6,714,73, and “In'cident&l and Joint facility,” which Increased $1,300.97. The total Increase of revenues was $297,944.52. The railway Increased Its operat lng expenses to $2,859,691.51, or $124,425.86 more thun In July. Entries under this classification showed the following gains: Maintenance of way and structure, $27,184.89; main tenance of equipment. $62,880.87; traffic, $4,103.52; and rail line trans portation, $28,276.62. For the first eight months of this year the railway’s total net income has been $7,749,599.28; operating revenues, $39,099,584.43: and operating expenses, $25,595,399.48. Fans Of Section Invited To Attend Baseball Party In accordance with a custom of several years’ standing, the Daily Telegraph and Sunset News will provide baseball fans of Bluefield and vicinity a vivid description of the world series beginning this afternoon in New York. A public address system was in. stalled in front of the plant yesterday and this will be augmented by a player-board painted upon a large window, which will be visible frem Bland street. Each play will be re- 1 produced on this board white * de tailed account of the game will be announced through the amplifiers. The play-by-play account of the game will come to the newspaper over The Associated Press leased wire and will be relayed to the as sembled fans almost instantaneously The public Is Invited to attend these world series “parties," which begin at 1:30 p. rn. pastern stand ard time) for the New York games Fans are requested not to hamper the service by congregating in the editorial room* during the period play ie in progress Berlin, Sept. 37. (ZP)—A charge of militarism was levelled against France today by Chancellor Franz von Papen in a reply to Premier Edourd Harriot of Franca, who declared in a speech Sunday that Germany was planning to rearm. "When M. Harriot complains that we are teaching our children the art of killing, he seems to overlook entirely that the military training of youth has been carried on systematically by France for years, constituting one of the most essential points of her army reform,” the chancellor said. On the other band our gymnastic movement ha* no military character but is solely for gymnastic education and to teach youth the spirit of companionship.” The chancellor made these statements in the course of an interview in which be dented the accusations made by M. Herr lot at Gramat France, on Sunday and reiterated Germany's demand for equal treat meat in arm*. Pleading for world disarmament, Herr von Papen admonished France that peace never can be realised In Europe so long as a single state la degraded to the status of a second class nation. Only when the peoples have rec. ognized the real core of the problem,’’ bs continued, “will they try further for the undemanding which at present is threatened by the unwillingness of statesmen to negotiate.” Mountaineer Says He Carried Suitcase Containing Bomb Which Exploded During Preparedness Day Parade Portland, Or#., Sept. 27 UP)—Th4> Oregonian tomorrow will carry I signed statement by Paul M. Calli coit#*, well-known Portland mountaineer, in which he declares hie belief that he is the man who placed the suitcase bomb in the San Francisco Prepardneaa day parade July 22, 1916, which cost tan lives and sent Tom Moonay and Warren K Billing* to prison for life. The Oregonian will quote Cameo t tee as saying he acted aa unwitting agent in the case, his statement affirming that he was promised and paid $5 to carry a suitcase from Oakland to San Francisco on the day of the Preparedness parade. It was this suitcase, according to Calllcotte’s belief as expressed la the Oregonian’* story, which ex ploded at 2:06 a. rn., that day, kill ing ten persons and injuring forty two others, an act of which Mooney and Billings were convicted of hav ing perpetrated. The suitcase was placed In the exact spot where the explosion oc curred at Steuart and Market streets, the Oregonian quotes Calli cotta as stating, and was placed only a few minutes before the explosion took place. Callicotte was 16 years old at the time, and had no idea of the con tents of the suitcase, the Oregonian summarizes his statement. He was interested solely in making the $5 The Oregonian says he went volun tartly to police headquarters tonight and laid hi* story before Chief of Police Leon V. Jenkins and Chief of Detectives Harvey G. Thatcher. They said his statement would be invest! gated and the Information will be placed in the hands of California authorities. The Oregonian said Callicotte# was asked why he had not made his statement sooner, and was quoted as having given the reasons that his parents, then living, were devout Seventh Day Adventists, and would have been hurt with the knowledge he went to parade on the Adventists' sabbath; that he eumed from newspaper accounts of the bombing and trial that Mooney and Billings were leaders in the plot; that because of his youth he was afraid to have know hie participation, although he knew he was innocent of r.ay criminal intent that subsequently he was worried about the affair but hesitated tnek int a statement while bls parents were alive. He was quoted aa saying he now was prompted to make the statement to “got it off bis chast.” CURTIS HEADS FOR OKLAHOMA AFTER CHARLESTON MEET Vice President Closes Two-Day Campaign Trip In West Virginia VISITING SPOKESMAN PRAISES PRESIDENT HOOVER’S REELECTION TO SAFEGUARD GAINS Topeka. Kas., Sept. 27. (ZP)—Re-election of President Hoover was held out tonight by Dr. Daniel A. Poling, chairman of allied forces, as a way to "safeguard the gains mad# under prohibition.” The head of the organisation supporting prohibition chose the home city of Vice President Curtis for the opening speech of a series of 201 he plan* to deliver In thlrty-on* states. “The issue.” Dr. Poling said in a prepared address, “is not the eighteenth amendment, but freedom of conscience.” Flay» Competitive Tariff Advocated By Democrats; Advocates 40-Hoar Week For Working Men; Attends Opening Of Kanawha River Look Charleston. W. Va.. Sept. 27. (ZP)— Vice President Charles Curtis closed a two-day campaign trip In West Virginia tonight with an address outlining relief measures of the Hoover administration and praising the Republican tariff. This country, he said, was the last country “to feel the effects of th# world-wide depression and will be the first to recover from the depression under the leadership of Prest, dent Hoover.” He said that there had been nineteen periods of depression in this country in the last 125 years but that the nation “came out of each depression more powerful than aver.” Discussing the tariff. Curtis said that “a competitive tariff for rav-enue” advocated by the Democratic platform and the Democratic presidential candidate. Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt “will not help a single working man. farmer, mine or factory In the United States." The vice president referred to this congressional district which Is represented by Representatiro Jo* L. Smith, Democrat, saying “a district ith so many Industries Is entitled to have a representative who does not stand for a competitive tariff but who stands for a protective tariff.” Referring to the chemical industry of the Kanawha valley, he aaid, “I want to see the time when this will be the greatest chemical pro. during section in the world. It cannot be done under a competitive tariff for revenue but it can be done under a protective tariff.” Outlie e« mad Meas ares Curtis outlined a number of relief measures enacted during th* Hoover administration, including th* Reconstruction Finance corporation, the home loan bank and tha farm loan bank. He reiterated his opposition to cancellation of war debts. Immediately after the rally Curtis hoarded a train for Oklahoma, where be will make a series of speeches Thursday and Friday. He will speak at Enid on Thursday night and at Ponca City, Muskogee and Pawhuska, on Friday. T. C. Townsend, Republican nominee for governor, preceding the vice president, oralsed President Hoover, stating that "during the present unprecedented depression throughout the world," providence as In other critical periods In the history' of the country, “gave th# American people the matchless leadership of Pres!, dent Hoover." Walter S. Hallanan, Republican national committeeman, who presided at the rally, likewise praised President Hoover and his administration. referring to the president aa the leader of the economic rehabilitation of the world.” Halla-nan said that West Virginia, which he described as "one of th# states dependably Republican” was “loyal to Hoover and Curtis In 19% and (Turn to Last Page) INCREASED CARLOADINGS ■SHOWN IN RAIL REPORTS Chicago, Sept. 27. (ZP)—Executives of half a doxen railroads today issued statements recording increased carloadings and Interpreting It to portend economic improvement. Car loadings for the week ended September 17 gained 17 percent over th# preceding Labor day week the sharpest advance in four years. The Burlington road reported that for the first time since 1925 September carloadings on the line were higher than the total for August. Massilon. O.. Sept. 27. (ZP) — The Republic Steel company open hearth plant here has increased ingot production to 25 percent of capacity, th# highest level of operations In several months. -# Chicago—International Harvester company official* announced they have contracted for a million yards of heavy grade cotton duck fabric-enough to supply all the binders and combines the firm could manufacture in a year. George A. Ranney, vice president, said he believed cotton has reached its lowest point and that good business principles com pel purchases now. New York—Dow Jones and company predicted today General Motors would finish 1932 with its post tion backed by working capital in an amount close to that held at the start of the slump. Improvement in retail sales was given as the reason. TRAIN, ENGINE MEN WILL BE RECALLED DAVIS DEFENSE WITNESSES]! E ARO Mayor Broening Of Baltimore ■Says Accused Told Him Of ■Dropping Contract With The ■Loyal Order Of Moose Salt Lake City, Utah. Sept. 27. (ZP) Railroad officials here today an nounced approximately 285 train and engine men will be recalled to work in Utah and southern Idaho within the next few weeks, to move the sugar beet crop. The roads include the Oregon Shortline, the Los Angeles and Salt Lake. the Denver and Rio Grande Western and th* Salt Lake and Utah railroad*. The work la expected to last (ox two mouths. New York, Sept. 27 (ZP)—Former Mayor William F. Broening, of Baltimore, stepped briskly to the witness stand In the Davie federal court lottery trial today, and related how Senator James J. Darts told him he had relinquished hi* contact ae organizer for the Loyal Order of Mooee. "Bill, old boy,” Broening eald Davis told him, "the work; la too much for me." Broening, who has been a member of the Moose ainee 1910, wan hailed by the defense ae Important proof of their contention the Pennsylvania aenator, indicted ae * leader in alleged gigantic fraternal lotteries, had given up active work in the Moose order before the lotteries were held. The former mayor eald at a Connell meeting of the Mooee ta Sharon. Pa.. Davis announced he wan going to give up his work in the Mooee organisation department, because of his many duties, and was turning It over to Fred W. Jones and Joseph Jenkins. Did he say work or contract," interposed Judge Frank Coleman. “It wee contract." said the Mayor promptly. It has been shown Davis, who th# government contends was himself the "organisation department," had a contract with the Moose to ori is# new lodges, and get in Hist fees for hie pay. The mayor’s few minutes of testimony came at the close of all-day questioning of Fred Jones, drat witness for the defense, who I us I a cad ke and Jenkins had an oral agreement with Davis to bvftr his contract for $600,000. Yesterday and th!* morning Jones explained on -th* stand that MBs# $173,300 the Pennsylvania senator, la {Turn to Paa*