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Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - December 27, 1934, Ada, Oklahoma THE AD A WEEKLY NEWS VOLUME XXXIVADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1934 NUMBER 39 A column of talk more or less about the news of the time. By Members of Staff 5T1FIELDJIDS    ^ MMJGMENT    Roosevelt Suggests Program To Marland Much - Wanted M a n Taken Near Comanche in Surprise Capture Early Tuesday NEAD FAYETTEVILLE Th* lined for ti* works in th* rive rn gigantic program bring out-by tis*' federal government e wide variety of public1 in tile Mississippi valley and Alkalies it*-ii ami W hit* if carried I or wa Stanfield, deputy I . S. on bis return from tak-in the rapture near Co-early Tuesda> of Ennis much-wanted man, de-as “tae prettiest raid i to corn-entire asouth went ars. IJe-s of pow-poriation pie! ion, may clumse til* poet of tile south and : within the next few y« velopment of new source « r, opening of new tram systems by making several rivers navigable, increasing the value of land by extensive projects of flood control ami irrigation and providing new sources of water supply for municipalities directly affect the lives and property of million'- of persons in tbi- section. Of course, the projects VHI cost btl-'* sums of money Out if they are as economically valuable as the reports indicate, the country will be amply repaid for the investment in future veals. Perhaps lite "meteor" seen headed toward Hie earth by persons in ! i cee states yesterday was just some belated Christina' Ii reworks. Alien marshal, int: part mane I ie Smiddy, scribed it ever saw. Smiddy was wanted for questioning in connection with several bank robberies, including the recent double job at Okemah, according to Stanfield, who has had a w arrant for Sin aid v s arrest since July. Dwight Brantley, of the department of justice, was iii charge. He had several of his agents, some officer* I rom Oklahoma county and Stanfield. About daybreak Biantlev ___PONCA CITY, Dec. 26—CP) —t This question, a controversial Arkansas University F acuity A plan for civil service legislation (one in Oklahoma, was referred by I affecting employees of all state de- .Marland to his revenue and lax-partments and institutions is be- ation advisory com nu Ut \ which ; ing prepared by Brookings Bisti- already is considering i similar tute experts. Governor-elect Mar-1 proposal made by the municipal land announced tonight.    league. Member Identifies Stone as “Probably A Meteor” ar- How last can man fly? You know back in tin* early days of scientific speed development, some man figured that a human being could not go through the atmosphere more than 15 miles a ii hour. His theory was that such rapid flitting through tile a i r would do something to his breathing and that the human being would die. Well, that theory has been knocked into several cocked hats. We thought when trains ran ♦IO miles an bour, however, that they were going fast. And then along (Attle the airplane and flew IOO miles an hour. And now a Frenchman. Raymond Del mot t«, has flow n J21 miles an hour. That im ans more than 5 1-3 miles a minute, or a mile in b*<s than 12 seconds. How much faster man can go only time and science will determine. For you who are mathematically inclined we suggest this problem: lf the Frenchman** plane had been a mile from you. how* far was the plane actually in advance of where it •cerned to be? In other words. how far had the plane advanced when the vision had reached you. A small item in the day s news tells of the offering for sale, to pay delinquent taxes, of the cabin made famous by Harold Bell Wright as the home of Old Matt and Aunt Molly in the novel, "Shepherd of the Hills " No buyer came along with an offer for the property which through reading of tin* novel has been made known to hundreds of thousands of readers. Heal life all to frequently plasters a setting of common, everyday affairs over scenes that have he* ii touched with the romance of the imagination, leaving us t*i wish that such spot could lie kept apart, even as they are kept in memory of the reader. ♦ iIIH .Mussolini has accused Ethiopia of various misdoings and misstatements, following a scrap between armed forces of italy a n d Abyssinia recently. Now it is Ethiopia** turn to talk back and new charges against Italy are t I; e result. The Africans claim that the Italians are building a motor road through Ethiopian territory that they have occupied a settlement in that country and that Italian planes fly over an important cities in Ethiopian a time when feeling b two nations are doing talking now and t holds disturbing possi ranged his men about a farm home several miles from Comanche, then went into the house. When Brantley entered. Smiddy dashed lur another room where he had left his pistols, said Stanfield. hut there the latter was I waiting with a sawed-off shotgun, I a weapon all respect at close range, and Smiddy submitted to J art est. Several pistols, three rifles and other weapons were found in the • house, which was a regular arsenal. Smiddy is said to he one ol th** last of the old Clark-lnseil group. FLETCHER WIEL Poll of National Committee Shows 43 of 48 Members Supporting Him at the already tottery p world. territory ten se. Tilt* some loud t* situation hilities for ac** of I Ii e den in *ral inter been higher in I president to a congress in what resident Roo -age t ban e\ cit have to say when congress vi nes on January J. While commonly understood that hi not go into detail in revealin bio of th VV CO it WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.    </P A movement to force Henry' I*. Fletcher out of the chairmanship of th*- Republican committee ran into a stone wall today when it became known that a jwdl of tin* committee showed 4 3 of the 4k states’ representatives against the reorgunization move. A concession of defeat in tills movement lor what Senator Borah and others call "liberalization" of the party’s high command came from a lead**!* in the attempt, Senator NA*' of North Dakota. Hi* said "nothing ^ati he done to liberalize tin* national committee until ms.** To fore** a meeting of the national committee for the purpose. 10 states must be represented on a petition. In view of the poll s results, observers saw little chance ilia* Fletcher's critics could force 11 itll out before 1936. The canvass was conducted by some of th** committee members and all hut five states -Minnesota, Montana, Idaho and tin* two Dakotas had been heard from Inst night. Tile members conducting the canvass were ‘"aid to believe that not more than two of these states would favor an immediate reorganization. Hence Hie lim up would he Hi to 2. Horah had contended that a n organization iii DEJ6 would be too lap* Fletcher was said to have challenged his foes to committee meeting under state rule if they had the they claimed. Asked what he would Horah merely said: "I know' what I d do if I had the power. I d elect another national committee." Falling th** whole affair "silly in the extreme, ’ Senator Couzeus of Michigan, was quoted by the Washington Post as saying: "I was convinced from the start they couldn't gi*t anywhere. Senator Borah offered tut** for what he was replace." WITNESSED IN THREE STATES Many Who Saw Phenomenon Believed It To Be Flaming Airplane Falling FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.. Dec. 2k I’ Tile phenomenon witnessed today by residents of northwest Arkansas, northeastern Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas a trail of smoke across the sky following a sound as of an artillery bombardment vvas said by Dr. Davis Richardson of the I'm versify ol Arkansas faculty to im "probably a meteor.** i A fragment identified by Dr. Richardson tonight as a portion of grey stone meteorite strucx the' round on the farm of Ray Bristow. Bristow dug Hie stone out if a pasture a few minutes aller it landed and brought it here. The stone was still warm win n Bristow recovered it. It was about ti inches in diameter. weigneJ 5 pounds and was buried 2 I 2 feet in the ground. OKMULGEE, Okla.. Dec. 26 <.P A "ball of fire" which streaked across the sky today was reported seen In three states at the same time —11:55 a. rn. Persons in four cities reported seeing the phenomenon, two reporting that a blazing plane had crashed, other* describing the object as a meteor, trailed by a plume of smoke. Tom Lyle, former Okmulgee fire chief, living five mile* west of Okmulgee, reported that he a n d members of his family saw a flaming airplane, big and "aluminum colored,’ and that apparently it crashed within a few miles of his I ! olm*. A search was fruitless. No • planes were reported missing, ! Witnesses at Pittsburg,, sail! a huge meteor,plain Iv visible, and traveling iii a southwesterly direction, left a long trail of smoke which lingered in the -kv for more than half an hour. They said it appeared to be about JO -outh of Pittsburg, which Meanwhile, President Roosevelt, in a letter to Marland, suggested a three-point legislative program affecting municipalities. The pro-g r a in, approved by Marland, would enable cities to obtain full benefit of an additional public works program should one I)** authorized by congress. Tile president also asked Marland to study the advtsibility of amending the state constitution to permit cities and towns to is-u** bonds for construction or improvement of municipal light a il power plants and water and sewn systems. President Roosevelt would leave to ciiies the question of wha:Ii >r the bonds should ii** paid from income from tile proj *c;s or I y taxes. suggested pre* 150 miles northeast of Ok- miles about mulgi At Springfield. Mo., L. TE Hilliard, foreman of a bridge gang, working between Crickett and Bergman, Ark , reported "a bu*n-im. airplane fell apparently t nee or four miles away." Hilliard said tin* plane vvas a mass of flames and left a trail of smoke His crew likewise searched vainly for the object. Some children at Musko about 40 miles east of here, reported having seen “a ball of fire in the sky ” hut their account at first was discounted. The child 'en said the object was north and -u t of Muskogee. The president’s gram provides: 1. Creation of non-profit-making public benefit corporations or agencies to provide for electrification of rural communities with the assistance of the federal government. 2. Simplification of procedure for authorization and financing by municipalities of public works projects. For example, by permit ing sales of bonds privately to the federal government. 3. Authorizing municipalities to engage in slum clearance, including condemnation of necessary lands and construction, operation and maintenance of low cost housing, to make contracts and l ater into contracts with the goveru-1 merit in connection therewith. Alleged That Government Underbid Private Manufacturers of Arms * STARTS NEW TRAIL Senate Committee Surprised at Weakness Found in War Department Oklahoma City Judge Renders Important Judgment on Mortgage Clause OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 21. j FP)—District Judge George A. Henshaw held today that mortgages containing a one-year forfeiture clause are usurious if the I total of interest and commission exceeds IO per cent of the loan. Judge Henshaw's ruling, based upon a Texas supreme court decision construing a part of the Texas constitution, later incorpo- POSSIBLE mil L But Sheriff and Others Capture Another Man and Big Outfit Sunday (From viomlay'M tinily ) Clyde Kaiser can do a fair job of running down a man cross country and through the brush, knit Sunday a young fellow outdistanced him and made his escape while Sherif! Kaiser, Deputy Sheriff Ah is Jones and Deputy r. s. Marshall Allen Stanfield captured a still north of Centrahoma. The stripling vvas the watch- LOSI Elim IO GIRL Mildred Roberts, 8, Dies of Injuries After Gas Stove Explodes 41 'rom Monday’* Daily) Burn* received Sunday after-fleeing noon when a gasoline stove exploded at Fittstown, Mildred Roberts, 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Roberts, of Sapulpa, died at a local hospital this morning at 11 o'clock. .Mildred    received emergency big j    treatment    at Fittstown, after I which she was rushed by ambu lance to    Ada, but treatment the t bos good held task of he essay-half-mile his lead man and when the officers drove j proved ineffective and the burns up he hollered, blew v igorously | ended fatally. on a horn similar to those used in calling dogs, and tore out for other parts. To Kaiser fell catching him and od to do for a but the pursued and finally Hr give up. The officers brought in a 150-gallon copper cooker, Hie biggest in "store” here for the tine* being; disposed of about Id gallons of whiskey and a considerable quantity of mash and arrested a man who gar as Cecil Williams. sheriff had to Funeral services will be held at .Sapulpa Tuesday afternoon ai J o’clock, Criswell Funeral Home in charge. Mildred is survived by her parents and several brothers and sisters. She was spending Christmas xvitli a sister, Mrs. J. I I). Lackey. I. I MOSS GATHERS his name COMES FOR ALL WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 -(.Pl — In a Yuletide message, Harry Im Hopkins said today that Northwest Arkansas residents christmas can not come until •Hound Rogers also reported sight-{jill poverty has been banished ing i lie object    and said it    vvas    ac-    from the earth, companied bv    a roar like    that    of    Describing Christmas as the distant guns.    birthday "of one who disliked I rank Brice, weather observer poverty and injustice and thought tor th** University of Arkansas!that we are our brother’s keep- force a tile I 6- strength do now. bureau near Rogers, was one of the witnesses. \t all points where the phenomenon was leported. skies were cloudless. \V The no sufisti-seeking to S to 1)1 action * ;n a g Uh! will „ bis cd for I* gis-e\ pelted to ay I Ii** t ’lings essential in v it is unite dominant which is now ir* pared, will be social seam! unemployment. He OOO TONS OF FOOD : pollen lathe outline * ii ii*’ ronsj,! I lie se dis tiers food notes of I in ing cu Tit y II a s assembled a tremendous amount of information and h a s studied this earnestly iii working out his ideas ult t Tie is ni l a1 w s most riled time aw that t message. Fau t you imagine some of I he tall talking done in home* in the Saar by former ii-sid* tits of that region who were given tree transportation from ti *• I S. in order lo vote on January 13 on whether’ that region will ~o to Fiance or Germany ? Because thev were resident* of the Sans on a certain date they are entitled to vote ami S the Germans are making it possi-j bl* Tor them to do so. Some admitted they frere making the trip mo •• to -♦*♦- relatives than to wit*-Tiny got to c«*lt erat*- ( !. r i -: ma < vv11Ii their hum* folks tim those! interviewed were frank to say that i ac lo; peiLuahtiil UVUI& iucit £ nu WASHINGTON. Der 21. JP> Almost ti PO tons of food went into Oklahoma front the federal surplus relief corporation during November to care for the needy unemployed. Harry L. Hopkins, federal relief administrator, announced that 1.172,234 pound* of food and 3k,'tun gallons of syrup wa' distributed th roil gl that state’s emergency relief administration. in addition, Hie surplus corporation gave Oklahoma 180.585 yards of tow eling. 136.994 yards of sheeting and 150.x.*) I yards of comforter covering. Tile food allotments were composed o! 70.235 pounds of fresh beef. 680.000 pounds o; lie** (the ninth largest alme nt in Hie state totals). 336.not) pounds of butter and I Ko,unn pounds of sugar. ■¥ Sports reviewers have called St. Louis the country’s sports capital. But only he kind of cannat that doesn’t mean money, so far as the Browns and Fardtnals are concerned. ABBINGTON. Dec. 2 I-<.Picot ton spinning industry was reported today by the census Du -reau to have operated during November at !» BO per cent of capacity. on a single shift basis, compared with ‘*7.1 per cent during Get citer tins year and 1*6.3 per c* nt during November last year. Spinning spindles in place Norn her 30 totaled 30,0**0.436 of which 25.050.77s were active at, cine time during the month, compared with 30,8S2,57<» and 25,-005,4X0 for October this year. and 30 8x1.'*04 and 23,42b,348 for November last year. * _ College Student Hurt When Struck By Car Wednesday * Iron* ’J Ii ii rsila 'n |)ail> I Miss Iona Bino, East Central a liege student from Coalgate^ was given emergency treat men: at the Ada hospital late Wednes day aft* r she had been accidentally knocked down by an automobile. .Miss Bion was said to have been crossing Francis avenue near the college when she was struck by a ear driven by Fa*! Spangler of Ada. Spangler aided In obtaining medical assistance for the injured girl, who suffered a sprained ankle and bruises. None of the injuries are believed to lie serious. Greatest returns for tile amount im “st* d N* ws Classified Ads. er,’’ the relief administrator asserted that “the deeper significance of Christmas etui not be taken away from the destitute/’ “It means more to them even than to those who have known no discomfort, xxx "Today there are more men and women In America than there ever have been before who believe that poverty is wrong and that it is Unnecessary. “There are more people pitting their wits against it and fighting it with no intention of Florida and southern California are threatened with a competitor in all Hie year fruit production in Pontotoc county. R. L, Moss, who lives eight miles northwest on Route 2, brought in Tuesday apples he gathered Tuesday morning in his orchard, tlse apples being the second crop this year from the same trees. The apples are the striped June variety, and th** trees ni.i-ttired a full crop in June and another this fall. The latest crop did not contain as large apples us the first crop, but they matured properly and Mr. Moss and his family have been enjoying June apple pie here in December. MOS. 8. F. HARKRIDER WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 1. FP) I Senate investigators of the arms trade said today they have uncovered evidence that the United States government has “engaged in the international munitions business" by selling arms to foreign nations in competition with private manufacturers. They said they planned to air this at hearings in January. One bit of evidence already collected by the committee purports to show that in 192D the war de-| partment sold rifles and ammunition to Mexico, over the protest of the Winchester Arms company, which was trying to make j the sale. The government was said to have underbid tile private company and won the contract. This incident came as a surprise to the investigators in view, t they said, of previous indications that the military departments of i the government had cooperated closely with American arms firms j ; in making foreign sales. I Committee members said this was not the only case of government sales of arms and ammunition abroad. Munitions companies were said to he resentful of similar activities on several i occasions. This is one of many trails th** I committee investigators will pick I up Wednesday when they resume work after Hie Christmas holiday in preparation for hearings planned for January. Hopeful of a new $100,000 appropriation, or at least $50,000 the committee intends to turn tor the first time to the activities of bankers, shipbuilders and steel manufacturers, it also will continue its study of plans for another war. Chairman Nye, iii a statement published today said the committee hearings had already disclosed "frightful weakness’’ iii Hie war department’s mobilization plans. The evidence, Nye said, shows the department would "turn the country over to the business interests during the next war." "In the plans,’’ Nye asserted. "the chance still remains large to repeat the game played for protit iii the last war.” Decisive Action May Follow Termination of Naval Treaty With Japan ALASKA IN-LINE Nearness to Japan Makes Outlying Islands Ideal Location For Base rated iii the Oklahoma constitution, is expected to have a wide-* spread effect upon prevalent mortgage loan practices. The decision was handed down in a foreclosure suit by W. B. Bickering, executor of an estate, against Ruby L. and Roswell M. Taylor, for $5,000. The mortgage given to secure the note provided that foreclosure proceedings could be instituted if (any of the interest or commission .charged for the loan was in de-\ fault at the end of the first year. | As commission, a $350 cash charge was made, and a second mortgage of $1,000 was taken In | addition, Hie note bore 6 per cent interest. J Declaring that “where a mortgage on real estate to secure a note and Hie mortgage provides in (default of interest that it may be I foreclosed in one year, such a! mortgage in reality is a mortgage for one year only,” shaw held that tin* commission a moitgage,ception of senator J.idse Hen- Idaho - he sai(I plus the second mortgage and in-1 terest, totaled more than IO per* cent "and is tainted with usury.” 1 Hugo Man Also Seriously Injured in Accident Near Holdenville MOFFETT PREDIOTS El (From Sunday"'* Daily) Mrs. Edna Frances Hark rider, aged 45, died Saturday morning, about 4 o’clock, iii a local hospital where she had been under treatment for several days. Funeral services will be conducted from Keith’s Funeral letting up th <ji fight until not only our new poverty but our Chapel this afternoon at 2 30, old poverty is beaten out. "When that day arrives, Christmas will cone for the first time into the lives of those who have never known it, as well as return to tbojse who ha\e lately lost it. More Building Starts in Ada, More Planned Rev. L. R. Wilson and Rev. J. C. Currie, pastors respectively of the First Christian and First Methodist churches, officiating. Interment in Rosedale cemetery. Deceased was the wife of B. F. Hark rider, business man of Ada. The Hart:liviers have resided here about 2" years and Mr*. Harkrider had a large circle of friend* who join her family iii mourning her loss. .Surviving are her husband; motlier, Mrs. John Foley, Fort Worth; t w o sisters, Mrs. Jewell _    , .    ,    Bowel], Amarillo, Tex., and Mrs, to ie su pp I > ut ins Henry Hamlett, Santa Monica, Cal.; three brothers, Guy and Lee Foley of Fort Wort Ii. and Foley, Wewoka, and nephew, ley Harkrider. New construction it) Ada’s industrial sect loin includes buildings to house tvo oil which are haying erected accommodations on North Broadway, north of the Frisco tracks and the National Supply company warehouse. The Singer Pipe company is moving a building bere. It will b« of sheet metal construction, j Frick-Reid Supply corporation is preparing to erect a building of sheet metal tjype and estimated to cost $2,800. Construction of private homes is going forward rapidlv here, and rebuilding and modernization of \ce Fo- i I The ; called h ours EFTS THUET CIUS older horned is keeping many, blazes workmen busy. Soon after the first of the new year, it is Relieved, construction work can begin on the new build- Ada fire department was out three times in a few Saturday to extinguish with little or no damage reported at any of them. Grass fires at 3**5 South Francis and at 70 4 East Eighth street commanded the fire-fighter’s at- inu which voters recently ap- tentldn just before noon. Short!) proved in a bond issue election tojaHer noon they were called to replace the bld Irving ward school Ninth street and Rennie avenue building.    I    to    save    a small shed. MIAMI, Flu., Dec. 22.—OB-Activity of the federal housing administration eventually will sound the death knell for "loan sharks," James A. Moffett, chief of the administration, declared i here today. I Moffett, who is here with his family for a vacation aboard the yacht Ridou, said he based his | statement on the belief that : character loans from bankers would be the rule, rather than the exception, in the future, i "The average American pays his bills,” he said, “and bankers are fast becoming educated to this fact through the EHA operations. I "Tile situation eventually will evolve itself into a condition where a man can go to a hanker, outline his earning power. I offer character references and procure the requested loan—and, on the recognized legal interest rate, without the thousand and one embellishments of investigation and other charges.” Alexander Bound Over On Internal Revenue Charges <lr»m Sunday"'* Daily) Joe Wheeler Alexander, Sulphur, was bound over to United States district court here Friday afternoon after a hearing before U. S. Commissioner W. C. Edwards. Alexander had pleaded not guilty to charges of violation of the internal revenue law. The defense attempted to show that IO gallons of whiskey found in a room allegedly rented by Alexander did not belong to him. Bond was set at $3,000 in accordance with an order from the district court setting the minimum bail for cases of this kind. Alexander was removed to the federal jail at Holdenville by U. S. Marshal Allen Stanfield Friday evening. *8 — The case of Hie yawning house wife of Morrison, 111., was the more unusual in light of the fact that husbands generally do the yawning. (From sunday’m Daily) Jess M. Nance and son, Haskell. of Ada, were in a serious condition in a Holdenville hospital last night after suffering dangerous head injuries in an automobile crash late Saturday. Both were believed to have suffered skull fractures. Perry Flemings of Hugo, driver of the car which collided with the Nance car, was unconscious for several hours after the accident. He also suffered severe head injuries. Twenty stitches were taken to close face lacerations. Flemings’ son was only slightly ’injured and two Hugo school teachers, who were riding in the Flemings car, were uninjured and went on to their homes at Okmulgee, according to information received here last night. The accident occurred at Ham Town corner, a highway intersection eiuht miles east of Holdenville, about 4 belock Saturday afternoon. Mr. Nance is principal ut Egypt school, about five miles northwest of Ada in this county. He was formerly superintendent at Lamar, Okla., and was on his way there to spend the Christmas holidays. Both the Nance and Flemings cars were demolished. BY DOUGLAS It. VORNELL (Associated Press Staff Writer) WASHINGTON. Dec. 21 -EP) A move to increase American fortification in the Pacific was described today as virtually certain to develop in congress after Japan formally scraps tilt* Washington naval treaty. A possible naval base and an inland air base in Alaska already are being discussed on Capitol Hill. Anthony J. Dimout!. Mask a’s democratic delegate ft) congress, said he planned to press for action on a measure to establish an air base. Both Alaska and the coast states and perhaps Canada, he •added, would welcome stronger fortifications also in Hawaii and other Pacific possessions. "Every senator and representative from west of the Rocky Mountains, with the possible ex- Borah of ould vote to strengthen American fortifications iii the Bact fie.” Lea Comments From Representative Lea (D., Cal.) cadie the comment: “Japan’s prospective action has made it clear that we must depend on ourselves for defense and not on international agreements/* Dimond said he believed tho navy would not hesitate to set up an operating base in Alaska if it could get the money. He declared he planned to discuss an air base for the territory with war department officials. He has Fairbanks and Anchorage in nr’ml as likely sites. Meanwhile there was no official comment here on the. approaching notification that Japan is abrogating the Washington treaty. The capital heard with interest that the Japanese etn-! peror had affixed the imperial seal to the documents. It expects Ambassador Hirosi Saito to deliver the announcement to tim state department on or before Saturday. Official circles did not say anything, either, about tin* attitude of the Japanese press which pictured the United tales as lie villain of the naval talks drama. Delegate Ditnond said experts had advised him an air base Iii Alaska would be desirable from j two standpoints: It would give (the army experience in subarctic flying and with sufficient planes would enable the United fates to repel almost any attack that could be aimed at it by was of the territory. He added that lo* was not looking for any invasion from Japan. IMRIE COEDIT FOR BUILDING I STATE FAD 0E0IN0 WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.—</PT A statement that building and loan associations have failed to meet legitimate needs for financing home mortgages was made in an article published today in the Federal Home Loan Bank Review. The article, written by H. F. Cellarius, secretary of the United States Building & Loan League, said the associations have an op-j portunity to take over most of the home financing of the country. "The 3,000 member institutions," it added, "have a line of credit with the Federal Home Loan Bank system of $250,000,-0**0. They are now using only $87,000,000 of that sum.” Robbers Slug Farmers and Seize Bonds STAFFORD, Kan., Dec. 24. El*) Three masked robbers shot sand dangerously wounded two well-to-do farmers, slugged a third man and escaped with $24.-1 OOi* in bonds from a farmhouse near here early today. August Reiter was stint in the abdomen and his brother Otto was shot in Hie head. John Schriner, a neighbor whom the robbers compelled to summon the Reiters, was i knocked unconscious when the linen rsisted the intruders. Schriner regained consciousness and summoned aid after the robbers had found the hidden valuables and escaped. OKLAHOMA CITY. Dec. 2 1. -*.F) Scott Ferris. Democratic national committeeman and chairman of Governor-Elect Marland/a advisory highway committer*, announced today lie had reported to Marland that Oklahoma has a tremendous highway problem. Ferris outlined the problem as follows: "We lack 200 miles of having one-third of the designated federal highways in the state with ail-weather, hard-surfaced roads. "There still remains after 25 years of effort, 5,000 miles of state highways yet unsurfaced. "More than I OO,"OO mil**s roads are still in * of mud and dirt.” State Highway Detours To Get Some Attention OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 24— CPV— There are OO miles of detours in highways in Oklahoma, most of which will he eliminated by spring, Charles Wilson, star** highway engineer, said this week. Of these the longest is a 17-mile jog around a construction job on II. S. Highway No. 277 and state Highway No. 5 in Cotton county. The next longest detour is from Heavener east to the Arkansas line on II. S. No. 27**, Wilson said. This distance is 16 miles. Five of the detours are within incorporated cities and cause th** motorists little difficulty, the engineer said. * -------- Sports reviewers have called St. Louis the country's sports capital. But only tile kind of capital that doesn t mean motley, so far as the Browns and the Cardinals are concerned. ;