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   Charleston Daily Mail (Newspaper) - April 1, 1930, Charleston, West Virginia                             CLOUDY WEST occasional light rain In north portion, slightly cold- er In north west portion and warmer In extreme east por- tion tonight; Wednesday cloudy and slightly colder. FINAL EDITION VOLUME CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 1, 1930 14 PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS IN NAVAL PARLEY IS Definite Advance in Last 24 Hours Claimed by Spokesman EFFORTS CONTINUING Experts Seeking Solution of Deadlock MEETING IS PLANNED Henderson and Briand are to Dismiss Matter LONDON, April t. labor government was defeated in the house of lords today when the lords, by a vote of 60 to 13, ac- cepted a technical amendment to the Scotland drainage bill. The defeat followed two reversals in the house of commons hat month, but it was not considered of major im- portance. LONDON, April 1. British naval conference spokesman announced today that ''distinct prog- ress" was made during the last 24 flours toward finding a security form- ula satisfactory to Great Britain and France. announcement represented a change from the gloom which per- vaded conference circles yesterday over the. Anglo-French negotiations In which Great Britain has en- deavored to satisfy French desire for a guaranteed security in ex- change for reduction of the French naval program. It was understood generally that tho two delegations had reached an impasse. The difficulties of the situation, however, did not prevent the ex- perts continuing to hammer on this :omplicated political problem with the apparent that they have begun to see some light. Meetings are continuing, and Por- ts; n Sacretary Henderson of Great Britain and Foreign Minister Briand oC expected to get together to discuss the situation. Britten Offers Plan WASHINGTON, April 1 Chairman Britten of tho house na- committee, has devised a plan or a. three-power naval reduction .reaty which lie urgea that the Vme-ricftn delegation to the London propose us a means of Measuring sincerity of Great Britain. British acceptance or rejection of his plan, he said, would soon show whether "England is on the square." Jills proposal was- made in a statc- nent issued for publication today. He walled upon the delegates of the United States to "stop talking about impossible consultative! pacts and lay cold fijures on the table." Fcss Joins Opposition Senator Fess, Republican, Ohio, a member of tho foreign relations committee, last night added his ob- jection to a consultative treaty to that already expressed by several of his eolltagues-.. Terming such a pact "clearly he said it "would be difficult for us to agree to consult In matters Involving na- t'.cns of the; Mediterranean without bfdng morally committed, which would unwise." Britten proposed that America the battleships Florida. Utah, and Arkanscs, and Eng- land the battleships Benbow. Iron Duke, Miflborough and Emperor of India, with Japan retaining her pres- ent 10 bittleships. This would give the United States, he said, 14 battle- ships, with a total tonnage of England IS ships of 501.430 tons total ani Japan 10 with .'92.40U tons. Cruiser Program Turning to the cruiser problem, he that tho United States, Great Britain, and Japan, complete the construction of all vessels of this category now authorized, with England scrapping her 15 oldest cruisers. "Our deAroyer tonnage of ,13 could te scrapped down to meet the British tonnage of and Japan coUd retain her 129.375 he .'aid, "or it might be agreed that Enyland could build up our L'US.JOO tons HO as to insure her superiority ove. tho combined French and Italian tons." The submarine tonnage of Amer- ica and Great Britain, he added, Is (Continued on F'agc Five) EIVEKS AND WEATHER "Act t; same, year." The month of April took its annual bow Tues- day accompanied by warm sunshine and a light spring breeze. The month of March wont out like a U.nib contradicting the. ancient say- Ing-. "In a lamb, out like a Hon." The fYst day of March came in like a lamb and did not bec'T.io leonine until late in tho evening. Sun rises Sun tets Moon rises Temperatures Max. Monday. SNAP rtH'f AOUK6 SOUNO Miii. Monday 26 7 a. m. Tues- day u4 a. in. Tuesday lllver Stages The Kanawha at K a n a w h a Falls, U.U feet, f a 1 1 i n g; at Charleston. 7.1 feet, pool. The New at 1 Union, feet, falling; at Radford, 1.3 feet, lislng. The Ohio at Huntington. l.r; feet, falling; at Cincinnati, ji.i falling, at Pittsburgh, 11.7 pool. The Gyral. up river; dam 10, clam 5, o'clock. down, the Kumsey, o'clock. WIDOW OF RICHARD WAGNER IS TAKEN BY DEATH, AGED 92 YEARS Was Daughter of Liszt, Famous Composer, and Did Much in Advancing Musical Genius of Famous Husband; Mother of Four Daughters and Son the the had tho BAYREUTH, Germany, April 1. Cosima Wagner, 92 years old, widow of Richard Wagner and daughter of Franz Liszt, celebrated com- posers, died today. She had been ill for a long time and as long as a year ago was said to be unable to sec, to hear or to leave her bed. Daughter and wife of two of'the world's greatest musicians-, Cosima Wagner held a. unique place in the musical world as the builder of Richard Wagner's worldwide lepu- tation. She played an even greater role than King Ludwic II in promoting i tho genius of Wagner. To her i sympathetic assistance as much as 'to the Bavarian king's llnancial patronage, it was felt that thu world owed the King operas, "The Meistersinger" and Directed Festivals After her husband's death in Fran Wagner devoted all her ability and energy to tho conse- cration of his memory by tho great Bayrcuth festivals, Sho achieved financial an well as artistic success In the festivals and continued to di- rect them personally until the later years of 'her life when she turned tho task over to her only son. Siegfried Wagner. Frau Wagner was born in at Bellagio. on La.Ue Cumo. daughter of Franz Liszt and Countess Marie d'Agon It who left her husband in Paris for celebrated pianist. A-3 her mother was a gifted writer, widely known under tho name of Daniel Stern, Cosima spent her childhood in an environment of musical and literary people Thus, at the age of 13, she first saw Kichard Wagner. Her parents having separated, Cosima was sent to Germany to grow up under the care of Frau von Buelow. At 19 shu was married to her guardian's son, ITau.s von Buelow, director of the "Weimar or- chestra. A fcv.' years later she again met Richard Wagner, (he- man who was to dominates her life. Although )ioi legally separated from von Buolow until the second romance of her life began in when she '.eft. him for Wanner. Mother of 5 Children Thereafter for IHi years, before as well as after her marriage tu Wag- ner at Luztrno in 1S70. she presided over musical salons ihat have. few equals in history. Always a bril- liant rind posses- sing a striking personality. Frau Wagner, in spite of her thin, al- most angular figure ami somewhat masculine features, had ,-i rare. charm and fascination for all with whom she camo in contact. Sho was tho mother of throe daughters by von Buelow, while the son Siegfried, and a daughter Eva. were born of her marriage to Wag- ner. Eva Wagner became the wife of tho English writer. Houston Stuart Chamberlain. Enfeebled by her advjtn-od Frau Wagner during her latter vas confined much of the time to her bed. She had lost her sight almost completely and v- few people her chil- dren ami occasionally of her numerous grandchildren. One of tho rare to thu- rule was General Ludendorff, to whom Frau Wagner and her son at ono time wero accused of having sums, for tho rncmurehistir cause. FRAU WAGNKR TO SEEK REVIEW IN CAMP CASE Toothman Says Petition Being Prepared for Supreme Court Action A. H. Toothman, an attorney for a group of taxpayers in an unsuc- cessful effort to have O. "Emerson Camp, convicted Kanawha county .superintendent of schools, removed 1'roni office, reported Tuesday that it petition was being prepared for presentation to the state supreme court for a writ of ccrtiorari for a review of tho action of the state board of education in dismissing the ouster case against Cain p. Too'-hman said that lie believed the action of the state board, in dis- missing charges oC misuse of office and incoiiipetency preferred againsrt Camp, to bo subject to a court review and that wuuld rn- quest a crrtiorari writ by the su- preme court. Hr-. also asserted that hu was, en- titled to his salary of SJ35 lor the month of March principal of the junior high school. Camp hus refused to countersign the check on account of Toot.hman's ab- sence from scholastic duties during Camp's trial in intermediate- court and in the- hearing before the btate board of c-ducatlon. Toothman explained Tuesday that a teacher in tho Midway school, qualified to act as principal during his absence, had substituted for him and that, therefore he was entitled to receive his full salary of for March. The substitute teacher would bo paid from tho check for the time he was absent from .school, the at- torney said. Camp no comment to mako in connection with the; check Tuesday. BLUEFIELD YOUTH IS IN JUREDIN_ PRACTICE Duke University Sophomore Placed in Hospital DUKHAM, X. C., April 1 Biaim> Perry, Lll years old, Blue- field, V.-j.. Duke university sophomore, was in Watts hospital hero today unconscious from an in- jury received in spring football practice yesterday. How lie received hirf injury was unknown. Coaches said he made no complaint that ho was injured during the practice but as he left tho field llnad Coach James De- Hart noticed he appeared to be dazed. Deliart examined him and ordered his removal to tho hospital where ho lapsed into unconscious- ness. Plivsi'-ians said his condition was caused by a. cerebi-al hemorrhage. BOILEDJN OIL Chinese Bandits Torture Dis- trict Magistrate SHANGHAI, April 1 ther dispatches today confirmed scattered reports that bandit armies wore conducting a virtual reign of terror In several provinces of China south of the Yangtso river. From Hankow came information that the bandits who last Thursday raided and looted the city of Yuan- chow, western liiangsl province, be- sides capturing three missionaries, boiled th'ft district magistrate in oil, killed it Chinese Christian pastor and forced tho residents to pay Mexican "good will money" beforr they departed. SNOW IN_CHIOAGO Lusty Downfall is Given City on April 1 CHICAGO, April 1 man weather's April fool antic In Chicago was another snowstorm. The know began with a light flurry bellowed into a lusty down- fall to catch workbound recuperating from its worst March snowstorm in history. HAWKS KKSCMES FLIGHT TUCSON, Ariz., April t Captain Frank Hawks transcontin- ental glider flight was leaumed to- day when his tow plane led the "Kaglet" off the Tucson airport and headed for ii! Paso, Tex. OKLAHOMA CITY IN PERIL FROM GUSHER Fire Feared an Well Continues to Run Wild OKLAHOMA CITY. April 1. (AP) Dt.-fying nirin's puny efforts to re- strict its to-.vering strength, the Mary Sudik No. 1, v.ild oil gusher of Iho Oklahoma City field, today hurled :i constant rnonaco of thousands of barrels of oil hundreds of into the :iir. All suggested precautions w-ro being taken against the possibility oE an outhreak of tho grim terror of tho oil lire. on the of a 80-mile gale, petrok-um- laden spray from what is termed tho largest sweet, high gravity well in the world, yesterday showered over tho countryside to the north of tho gusher. Gravity of the .situ.it ion was de- creased during tho nigh', when the wind lessened. A sudden flash of flame, igniting the oil. would carry disaster and loss lo the citizens of Oklahoma City, who after years of effort final- ly have proved that an extensive pool of "Ikjuid gold" lies at their door. As a rt-stilt of ycstf-rd.'iy's hitfh wind, housewives in South Okla- homa City wore wnrtvd to close tho windows of their home.s. SEARCH IS RESUMED FOR RES_T_OF BODIES Mine Rescue Workers Still in Kentucky Plant KlUTTLli) ISLAND, Ky., April 1. workers, endangered last, night by a failure.- of a power lino which halted a vital exhaust fan drawing lethal grises from the Pioneer Coal company's mine, today resumed search for 10 of the 10 men entombed Saturday by an ex- plosion. With tlK- tiriding of the bodies of six yi-sterday, cnly a forlorn hope was he-Id that any of the others was alive. COMPLAINT AGAINST SUNDAY DISMISSED LOS ANGELES, April 1 (AP) Felony charging Geoi-fjfc Sunday, son of Evangelist Billy Sun- day, and Maurino LaSalle, Holly- wo'od modol, with marital Infidelity, wf-ro dismissed in municipal court yesterday. In moving for dismissal. Deputy District Attorney George Stahlman. said Mrs. George Sunday, who caused tho complaints to ho filed last November, no longer wished her husband pronccuted. Sunday is In Chicago whero he was arrested last week. LOCKIiJ IS ON 1'AIUS. April 1 J. Locke, noted British novoll.st. un- derwent an operation today. He was taken ill some time ago but regalm-d his strength and the operation was understood to be under good condi- tions. Brookharj: Proposes Restrict- ing Power to Nullify Acts of Congress RESOLUTION OFFERED Unanimous Vote Required in Declaring Laws Un- constitutional and isuch WASHINGTON'. April 1 A joint resolution proposing to re- straint tlic power of the supreme court In nullify acts of congress was introduced in the -enatp. today by .Senator Brookhart, Republican, Iowa. T) provides that, tho court may hold laws unconstitutional only by a unanimous voi.e Instead of by majority vote as at present. A joint resolution to suspend the interstate commerce commission's authority to approve any unification or merger of railroads was intro- duced in the- senate today by Chair- man C'JuzeiiP, of the senate inter- state commerce committee. Couztiis' resolution would suspend such authority until congress has passed legislation "to protect promote the public interest in consolidations." Legislation Suggested The? resolution taid no further iiii-rgi.-r .--lit'iild he approved until legislation r-.-in be exacted to; 1. Cover operations of holding compiinios. Provide- for i'drquatc protec- tion of the public interest through additional authority conferred upon the commission. U. Provc-nt wldi spread injuries tn eonimunllieb through decrease and disruption of (heir transporta- tion service. Ch'.-ck uniioi ry, unc-om- losses railroad em- future- that t-.'-nsolidalions au- thorised t-hal! projin.-i; better or more L- u n o m 1 v I transportation service and pufcilivu advantages to tin.- public. The imcrf-tato commerce cominis- Hidn's recent approval of a merger of tlio Nurthi-n and Northern WL-S cited as one will "substantially and restrain '.-.omiiotitlon tu the Korth- wr-st from the Twn Cities to tho 1'ai-itic c'.'a.-t and. it i.s charged, s-.TknisI v injure the growth prosperity many i.-innmunitius along th" Jiiies of ihObc i-ailf.'1 Th-.- same Uind i..f jockeying fur ycctionul advantage that character- ized Die lit-t few -.veelii- of .senate tariff debato .started today in tho house. Under an agrf-em -nt reached >'es- terday tlie ring committee, tho houbt will vole separately on tho sugar, lumber, thinglc and ce- im-rit rat---: of th< I hill. Ff ot" districts pri.iclui.-ing thi-f-u corimudlllcs aro to keep i hi: lilghost rites in the bill, a brotherly spirit gn-c-aiid-tuke l.i e eultivated assiduously be- fori; ii-ua.tr vot's aro taken. Middle epublieans, who want the luwct-t r.Ue0, pos-j-'iblc i-n the. items, dc- inanded th-; v.-pa ra e votes. Uepn'1- ft'-ntativi'.-.- ..f di.str els which will lienefit t.---uii liigli t.irifi wanted to .'tvuid dif'-el expi of opinion   a failure. Senator Tydlngs, Democrat, Maryland, today re opened the con- troversy over (he wH ar.d drv ques- tion. He cited a number of which he contended showed that prohibition jirmed a failure and placed tho figures in the congres- sional record. These- were- given as showing the number of arrests for drunkenness in cities, excluding Chicago, from Ifil I to l'JL'7. In 10H the number was placed at which decreased to In 1020, tho year tho prohibition law went (Continued on Pfign Five) Heavy voting, Influenced by im- portant issuer, '.vas reported Tues- day in tho towns of South Charles- ton and rft. Albans as cltlzena of those two municipalities went to the poll to choose administration of- ficials for tho next two years and for one year, respectively. The election South Charleston, following ono of the bitterest political campaigns the towns has ever experienced, growing out of the railway crossing bond issue con- troversy, distinguished by a rush of voters lo the polls, while !n tit. Albany a three-cornered fight brought, a. heavy vote. Election offlclils emphasized that thrro was unuinal public interest and anticipated tho heaviest voting in recent years. In South Charleston. :i. Republican ticket led by Mayor Albert V. Fitz- who has served two terms as mayor, was bel ig opposed by a. Democratic ticket headed by L.. II. superintendent for tho Charleston Interjrbun railroad com- pany. Voters of Albans faced an unusual situation in being compelled to choose from candidates on three separate tickets. OH G. d. P. Ticket The b'outh Charleston Republican ticket included '.he names of K. C, Jarrell, for city recorder; O. J. Owen.s J. W, tligginbotham, K. M. Graham, Mat Kigle. U. II. .Hudson and Charles Neat has candidates for the. city council. Opposing .Demo- crats were N. U. Henderson, for city recorder: Verno Stratton, 'W. N. Morgan, K. C. Johnson. Frank Paul. George Surbaugh and L. II. Rogers, candidates for tho council. The three tickets In tho field at St. Albans wero tho Citizens, the Peoples and Independent. Claude L. Smith, an attorney with offices in Charleston, was seeking reelection on the Independent ticket with J. Shcff Moore and Wr. Wa.de Uarshbarger for the city council. Tho Citizens, t ckot was headed by WHHtim for mayor, and .1. W. Holloran and J. II. Dunlup for i.-ouneilmen. Asher M. Johnson, president of the Johnson U'o Cream company, headed the Peoples ticket, on which Mr. Hotloran also was a candidate for cily council with J. O. Murray. Kleetion officer.'; in iho St. Albany wt-rc R. Ualstead and 0. A. S-'peeiit, clerks: M. M. Kirby, Ben Mc'.Hieo and George Patterson, ;.t city hall precinct; C. upborne, C'kc-y Miller, clerks; il. L. Murray. Mr-. U. S. Jarrstt .-incl Marcus Blaker, commissioners, at CentiMl scho'il vt'eclriiM; Harvey Harris and II. K. Taylor. clerks; David McQueen. J. I', smith and Fred Litton, commissioners at the Hansford school precinct. IJ.vpoets Hcitvy Voto Mayor iSmith repuned that St. Alban.s has a voting population of frum I.SO'J tu persoiihandth.it from all indications Tuesday the vote would be heavy. The mayor charged that tbc big Issue in tho campaign grew out of thu construc- tion of an underground crossing by the Chesapeake and Ohio railway at Third and subsequent at- tempts by the railroad to closo all other street Thl.s charge vas denied by mem- bers of tho two other parties In the election, who reported that II was "just a regular annual election." Mayor .Smith rnrther asserted that tho Citizens tii-k ;t was in agreement with the O. rind O. while tho Peoples party had attempted to sidustep tho rt-al issue- in tho election. Klectlon officials In the South Charleston contest were named by thu city council at a meeting Mon- day night. The Republican officials follow: Precinct No. Armor hotel, II. B. Clay, elerk; A. Daubentspeck and Clownio Hopkins, commission- ers; precinct. No. city hall, Ralph Mathcws, elerk: T. C. Ulklns and Dayton Henson, commissioners; precinct No, Montrosc-, L. C. Mas- soy, clerk; Louie Cablish and Thomas Kntsmlnger, commissioners. The Democratic officials Cor precinct No. 1 aro E. C. Smith, clerk: W. G. Moore, commissioner; (Continued on Page Five) Labor Head Favors Proposed Federal Unemployment Relief Measures BEFORE COMMITTEE Idleness Situation Serious, Fed- eration Chief Tells Senators CAME APRIL FOOLS' DAWN BUT WHERE'S YESTERYEAR JOKER? "Biggest Fool at Last" is Reporter Who, When Last Seen, Was on Way to Bite a Dog; Decadence is Viewed With Alarm by Patriarchs WASHINGTON, April t William Green, president of the American federation oC labor, de- clared that one worker out, of every four in trade and industry was job- less in February, when he appeared today before the senate commerce committee to give his version of the unemployment situation. Green, who speaks for tho ranks of organized labor, indorsed the bills ot Senator Wagner, Democrat, New York, calling for appropriation of more than for a. per- manent federal program to relieve unemployment whenever it occurs. The February figures are the most serious of tho three years for which the labor organization has collected statistics, Green aaid. Huge Loss Estimated In tho building trades, -43 per cent were unemployed in February, he said. Total wage to Industrial workers .have dropped 1-1 per cent since the stock market de- cline and the volume of the railroad workers fell 12 per cent, he said. "We estimate that wage earners were out of work in the month of February, 19oO, and that they lost over in Green continued. "Since un- employment was nearly as high in January and March as in February, those out of work lost well nigh in the first three months of 1930. "One billion dollars worth of wealth created by our wage earners and spent for the products and serv- ices of our industries in three months would undoubtedly be more than sufficient to turn the tid'j of business from recession to advance. "Tho unemployment figures of the federation show that among our membership during the past 27 months unemployment did not fall below 9 per cent for all trades and rose as high as 22 per cent. This is indeed a grave problem. "Since October, unemployment has increased from 11 to 22 per cent, due to a business depression. Trade and industry depend very largely on wage earners for cus- tomers. When this income is cut down, the effect on retail trade ia immediate." Green attributed the trend to many obvious causes, Including the increasing uso of machinery to re- place men and "the mortgaging of wages" by installment buying. Submits Program A I'ompreliontlve program was submitted by the labor leader, most of it embodied in the Wagner bills. The program included the following recommendations: 1. Establishment of a federal agency to kijop closo track of em- ployment conditions and authoriza- tion tor an unemployment census. 2. Creation in industry of stabil- ization systems to regularize em- ployment on a busts similar to the recent contract between the Bilti- moro and Ohio railroad and its shopmen. Organization of a federal em- ployment service to help the unem- ployed lind jobs. 4. Vocational training oppor- tunities for workers displaced from their trade by installation of ma- chines. d. A long range program of pub- lic works construction to take up slack employment in dull seasons. "Labor is fully persuaded unem- ployment can bo eliminated as a so- cial and economic problem." said Green. "Wo have organizations necessary to contribute to Us tolu- tlon and are ready to cooperate In working out constructive methods. Unemployment is the most serious drain on industrial progress and a serious social waste." POLICE ON GUARD AT FORD FACTORY Unemployed Seeking Work are Causing Disorders mOTROIT. April 1 small detail of police WHS assigned to the pates of tho employment offices of thfi Ford Motor company today to prevent a recurrence of disorders yesterday when a group of about men sought, employment. Kf.ports that the company wa.-s re- employinn home of Ks workers brought the crowd to the gates. Five men were arrested as dis- orderly persons and a few others Miffered minor bruises from stones thrown by tho unemployed brt'ore police dispersed the gathering. ------------1 M.UVSON AT ADELAIDE ADELAIDE, S o u t h Australia, April 1. by bliz- zards of the Antarctic, the ship Discovery, with members of thi Sir Douglas Mawson expedition, re.i'-hed here today. 1'ADLOCK IS APPMED BOSTON. April 1. Judge Klfshii Browster today or- derrd padlocked for ono year a mez- zanine floor In the Elks hotel whore federal prohibition agent.-' re- cently raided a bar room and cafe. Looking t whole lut tike any other day, April Fools' day cl.-iwnod clear and warm Tuesday .is it was exported tn Old cltixfiis viev.-od with alarm this t'nci. hoar them ifU III the good nld day.-, when tho sun we nt down in the morning and came up In the evening on April 1. Modern science, however, appar- ently had overcome this irregularity Tuesday. As a matlt-r of fact, difficulty was encountered on .ill stdf-s by the sockf-i- for April Fool's day Mioayn- craslf-s. Mayor Wf-rlz was at tho farm Klrangf; about A.s- sossor T. Newcomer wan sighted chatting amiably with a farmer from district in a courthouse, corridor (and nothing strange about Henry A. Walker, president of tho county court, .somi.-tinu'H re- ferred to as tin courthouse sphinx, prufessi.-d he knew no m-ws, and his .statement could hardly be described' as critricb A report from Kanawha school that a little girl, T years old, had discovered soap in a piece of candy given to her by n little boy. 9 years old, was proven false. Similarly untrue were reports that an elderly gentleman in Quarrier street had stooped to retrieve a disappearing pockethook, and thnt a West side dude had boot-'d. with disastrous effect, ppr HP. i hat harboring a brick. All untrue. The only known prac- tical joke was on the April Fools' day reporter who, when last was on his way to bite a dog. EnS A BtVERS m; in is Store People's Slum Kurniturr H. Cnpltnl Virgin Ian MinrcltnneoiK Harlow "Fuiii-rnI Walter K. YOUHB in s 11 Til tie's leo Invfdtors Syndicate Portland foment AKH'II Natlonnl Uoird of radt-rwrltors Apnnlnfhliui Kloclrlc I'uwor Co. Laird's Office Supplies W. T. .loluiRon Komi Son Ire O................... Tint lest nil Rntnll Credit AKK'H..... Axhloy Bronrt Cp "Rolsum" Galperln's MutUc ftf.............. n n 7 14 3 0 BEFORE COMMITTEE WILLIAM GREEN LACKING IN CHEST FUND DRIVE -----1------ Clean-Up Committee Will Try to Get Balance; Final Luncheon Held The community chest drive is go- ing "over the top." That was the prediction made Tuesday noon at the final luncheon meeting of workers in tho Scottish Rite temple when Arthur B. Koontz, general chairman, announced that a "clean-up committee of 20 men would go after the subscriptions of every prospect, not yet seen and bring in needed to fill the chest. Reports from workers in the various campaign divisions sub- mitted Tuesday brought tho total subscribed to the chest up to '-'17. Contributions reported on Tuesday totaled "The campaign is going over the Mr. Koontz told the workers. "Many prospects have not yet been seen, owing to absence from the city or other reasons, and tho drive was retarded last week on account of the bad weather, "Several thousands of dollars are yet to come in from industrial plants and special gifts contributors. It will take some work to clean up the drive and I want 20 men for a clean- up committee, including vice chair- men in the drive." Miss Bell Grove, executive secre- tary of tho chest, lauded the loyalty of tho campaign workers and said that them was no doubt but what the vet needed to fill the chest would be subscribed. The directory of contributors will be revised and an analysis of the work of tho various divisions will be made at tho close of the campaign, Miss Greva said. "We're going over the top if we'll just stick to It a little Miss Grevo asserted. Tho drive will be continued and the special "clean-up committee" will make an Immediate check of the list of thoso who should give and will go after tho subscriptions not yet reported. Miss Greve and Mr. Koontz called attention to the fact that many prospects who have always given to the chest have not seen by workers this year. Miss Greve cited an instance in which a woman had called her office and wanted to know whether the chest had too much money. Chest officials Tuesday urged that all those who have not been seen by campaign workers and wish to make a contribution to the chest call tho chest offices in the public library building. VIA IS CANDIDATE Democratic Congressional Nom- nation Sought HUNTINGTOX, April 1 R. Via, former Cabell county prose- cuting attorney, today announced his candidacy for tho Democratic nomination for congress from tho fourth West Virginia district. Via seeks tho nomination for the regular term, not the vacancy left by the death of Congressman James A. Hughes. i SEARCH FOR PLANE IN RIVER RESUMED HUNTINGTON, April 1 The aearch for an airplane reported to have fallen in the Ohio river near Greenup, Ky., last Saturday, was resumed today when Lewis Stone, manager of the Huntington airport, sent tw6 men to Greenup in a motor launch. Stone said he had been in- formed that a plane had landed at Manchester, O., for fuel, and find- ing none suitable, had taken off for Huntington. No plane reached here, he said. Four Greenup residents reported they saw an airplane fall in the river but a search failed to reveal one. BOOTH TARKINGTON'S EYE BEING TREATED BALTIMORE, April 1 Booth Tarkington, noted novelist, today entered the Wilmer Eye insti- tute of Johns Hopkins hospital for a renewal of treatments begun more than a year ago to save his sight. Tarkington was a patient at the in- stitute for several periods last year, and, in March, 1929, an operation %vas performed which Dr. William H. Wilmer called a remarkable suc- cess and after which he held out hope that the sight of the author's right eye would be completely re- stored. WEST VIRGINIANS HURT INDIANAPOLIS, April 1 Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Dotson, Parkers- burg, W. Va., were recovering at St. Vincent's) hospital hero today from injuries received in an automobile accident, on the national road near here. Hospital attendants said neither was injured seriously and they probably would be discharged soon. JAMES M. HEAD DEAD BOSTON, April 1 Marshall Head, twice mayor of Nashville, fell dead at a Democratic banquet in the Hotel Statler here last night. In 1903, he was mentioned by the late Wil- liam Jennings Bryan as a possible Democratic candidate for the presi- dency. Controversy Over Challenge Clause Causes Row at Committee Hearing ASK PURE BALLOTING Safeguards in Voting Laws Needed, is Argument KANAWHA GROUP HIT Senator Says Elimination is Advocated Here The house of delegates Tuesday afternoon, before adjourning until 2 p. m. Wednesday, passed the fol- lowing two resolutions: One, petitioning the governor to amend his call to the legislature so that the legislature may consider a resolution to empower him to issue and to sell in road bonds at his discretion. This amount is. all that remains of the 000 authorized in 192S for that purpose. The second, asking the appoint- ment of a committee of three per- sons from each house of the legis- lature to draw up rules in regard to the final decision on the revised code. The joint legislative code devoted all of its session Tuesday morning to discussing pure elections and got nowhere. After more than an hour of debate which brought out party lines, sep- arated the Republicans and Demo- crats, and caused the throwing of partisan charges back and forth across the chamber, the committee recessed until 3 o'clock when the de- bale was to be resumed. Meantime both houses of the leg- islature convened at 3 o'clock with shofrt sessions in prospect. The question of pure elections arose after Senator W. S. Hallanan obtained the floor and began a dis- cussion in support of a motion which he said he made last Thurs- day. The motion, he said, was to strike from the code chapter on elections the present provision for challenging questionable voters dur- ing an election. Senator H. P. Henshaw. Demo- cratic floor leader, protested .that tho committee already had voted against reconsideration of the chal- lenge at its session last Thursday and he did not recall that Senator Hallanan had made an additional motion to strike out the right of challenge. Senator B. H. Hiner also said he did not, recall hearing such a motion made. Several others ex- pressed the same view. No Motion Found By Clerk Mr. Henshaw asked that the clerk of the committee go into his records and read the motion. Clerk M. S. Hodges and others made a diligent search of the records but the motion was not produced. Nevertheless Speaker J. William Cummins, pre- siding, announced that the "chair rules the motion "was made and that Senator Hallanan had a right to speak to it." Mr. Henshaw Insisted that ho wanted the motion read so "I will know whether he is talking to the motion or making- a political speech." Again and again Speaker Cum-' rains ruled that the motion had been made and Mr. Hallanan pro- ceded with his address. Senator Henshaw interrupted again to say that he understood the week-end had been spent in drum- ming up support for elimination "of the right to challenge from the and he asked for time in which to drum up support for his effort to keep the right of challenge. His motion to postpone further con- sideration until 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon was lost. As the joint legislative committee convened the political air was tense with reports concerning the pos- sible fate of the document. Threats Reported Threats came from several sources. There were reports that certain members of the house of-" delegates, disgruntled because of their inability to collect expense money from the state, had decided to remain at their homes and let the code take care of itself. There wero other reports that some of the Democrats planned to oppose adoption pf the code if the chapter on elections was allowed to include changes in present law which they consider would be detri- mental to their party's welfare. This mental to their party's welfare. While political observers specu- lated over the outcome, others were engaged in the task of trying to find a legal way to pay expense money to the members of the house. The 88 requisitions for as manv checks of each still were at office of State Auditor Edgar C Lawson Tuesday morning and while (Continued on Five) DAY'S WORST STORY By WILL ROGERS OU flnd a lot of men are creat hits with women thev married to. They are so cute the other women say. Well, Mrs. Sadd had that kind of a husband. One day at her bridge party, one of the women says to her "Oh, Mrs. Sadd, -everybody likes your husband so well! He's such a kid. Just a regular boy, ain't "Yeah, I reckin he is a regular "Well, you know what I mean He likes to play games, don't he'' And ain't he even playing at make- believe a good deal of the "Yeah that's right, he pSays at make-believe. He makes believe he's president and I'm the house and he vetoes all the bills that J   

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