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Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - February 22, 1934, Ada, Oklahoma THE ADA WEEKLY NEWS VOLUME XXXillADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1934 NUMBER 47 VETERANS BILL IN BOIH HOUSES House Expected to Pass Bonus Bill; Senate Considers Pensions HOUSE PUSSES TU SUL Senate Works on Independent Office Appropriation Bill washington! Feb. 21    (AP) The senate today voted to loosen the federal purse-strings somewhat for government workers while the house, by insisting on a 3-cent rat** for out-of-town letters, sought to k***;> in tha* parse some $75,000,000 obtained im-Dually from the present postage ra tes. Each branch has to pass on what the other did, before the legislation can get to the White House. Opposed to restoration of the entire lf* per cent of pay that was cut, the president is expected to sign today's provision for putting back one-third now and another third in July. The attempt for a 2-cent mail rate was on the lax bill, a while before its passage. Advocates of larger treasury payment- to veterans, aglow over success of the house maneuver to force a vote March 12 on payment of the bonus, captured th** senate forum for the votes on bigger disability benefits. The naval construction measure had to yield its senate place for the $588,000,000 independent offices appropriation bill with its veterans and federal pay controversies. In the ho’!-**. Representative Fish ( R-NV I blocked immediate consideration of the emergency airmail bill. A committee report on I BOY KIDNAPED. LUTER RELEASED HEGG. Feb. 21.—(.V)—Two well-dressed but rough-appearing men who kidnaped Ray Blakely jr., 16, late last night from in front of his father's abstract office were sought today. The youth was tied to the steer-I log wheel of his car when it was abandoned near Brookston, Tex., .ll miles south of Hugo. He chewed the rope and reported the abduction to officers at Paris, Tex. He was not harmed. Blakely reported the two men got into th** rear seat of the car and at the polnt of a pistol forced ] him to drive southward. One of I Direct Hit! Ruin, Death in Vienna i IN FITTS ABEA Burst of Leasing Reported Extending Into Coal County Now INDIAN TRACTS SOLD One Pipeline Started, Another Reported Planned Into Field Instead of a lessening of inter-rendezvous |esl jn tj)f> j.*jps area between high points of the development of the the men was drinking heavily,] Blakely said, adding that the con-) venation between the pair indi-! rated they had a somewhere in Texas. I pon leaving tit** boy tied,    tile    fiei<jt there has been    a    sudden captors transferred to another    cat    burst of attention for that    part of winch drove up. The car keys    ^oaj countv which has    been mark- were thrown away by the kidnapers but the youth bad a duplicate key aud drove to Paris. ied out as an extension of the ; field. j Westheimer-Daube hfive already .centered some attention with a jblg block of acreage and building ] of a rig just across the line, in JC NE SE of 18-2-8, six miles due east of the Manahan well. Almost overnight th** eastward extension of the area regarded as probably good for oil and gas be- --- ’came “hot” and today reports in- Believes Ruling to Cut Off dies ted that individuals and com-Moncy for Materials Will patties are rapidly blocking acre Be Modified OF MORE FUNDS Dies Alone; Long Search Required to Locate Body in Ravine MOURNS HERO KING Immortalized Name by Stand Against German Invasion In 1914 (By The Associated Press) All the world combined today in mourning for Albert I, king of the Belgians, killed Saturday night in a fall while mountain climbing. Belgium, bowed with grief, prepared to crown Albert’s elder son as Leopold III. Only the presence of Crown Prince Leopold assuaged the little nation’s grief, for the Belgian nation looks to Leopold, ^     "tt____re___~r~    I    n0W >’ears I cl, as a worthy I ®    successor to his beloved father. Leopold, like his father, served with the Belgian troops in the World war and gives evidence of Vivid evidence of the horror of Vienna lies in this picture, showing being as democratic as tile late (Photo copyright, 1934, by NEA; Bardane transmission over Western Union Cables.) Ja'je over in Coal county. Tuesday, at a sale of Indian oil leases for the Five Civilized and Coal the sale „ Tribes, only Pontotoc WASHINGTON, I* eh ..I (AI I 'county offerings saved —Ona! MOS!..; of Oklahoma said ifrom'complete failure, today after conferences with the! More U)an lialt ot thp iea)!pS of civil works administration today fered failed to get a a direct hit by a shell on the Karl Marx Hot, huge municipal apartment building. The gaping hole above the arch is surrounded by smoke of the explosion, while a great crack in the archway appears beneath. The Karl Marx Hof was occupied and defended by Socialists, who resisted Dollfuss’ Fascist attempts to expel them. The apartments, among the world's finest and most modern, were turned into a shambles by government artillery. believed reconsideration would he he given have trials in until the gram. Mosier. bid. Top a decision which would price was paid by the .Shasta Oil company of San \ntonio. Texas, limited expenditures for    ma- for 50 acres of    Mamie Thohm, in that state to $475,000 j22-2-6,    west of    the    new Manahan I end of th** CW A    pro-,test in    18-2-7,    the    tract bringing • $53 an    acre. city manager of Okla- Sales included tracts in 15-2-6 INA MOVES TO MURRAY LOSES NEW QUARTERS! ANOTHER ROM boma City, explained th** adminis- and 16-2-6 in Pontotoc county, tration’s recent grant of $475,000 four and five miles west of the Iliad been interpreted by its of fief- Manahan well, jals to he the sole amount of fed- Active developments include Pay-(oral expenditure for materials further waiting for completion of N o w in federal Bull din: Administrator Ordered to Slash Work Rolls Supreme Court Clears Way For All State Officials to Draw Full Salaries OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 20. burn investigation into public I that could be made, despite the j tankage and a real test for the; utilities control and ownership fact at least $1,00,000 would be Manahan well which was brought showed 15 individuals connected I required to complete payment for in last Friday; announcement of    I with IOO or more companies. (materials for existing projects for plans for pipeline connections    lPrs jn tde new federal building. !    —The Oklahoma A statement by Representative j which contracts already had been with the field, and rumors of new Rayburn (D-T«*x t sa it! interlock- j made.    !    locations. The Manahan may not Pontotoc county’s civil works administration now occupies quar- WIFE AND HIMSELF CHICKASHA, Feb. 20.—UP*— Charles Fisher, 29, a prominent farmer of the Dutton community, killed his 26-year old wife and committed suicide late last night while their daughter, Juanita, l l, clad only in her night clothes, ran a quarter of a mile for aid. A coroner's jury reported that the wife died of shotgun wounds inflicted by her husband and that Fisher died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The daughter told investigators that lier mother sent her for help when the first shots were fired from an automatic pistol, following a quarrel between the parents, Fisher fallowed Juanita to the back door, working his pistol, which apparently jammed. The girl ran to the home of C. EL Campbell, a neighbor, without dressing. A second child, Carl, 5, was asleep in another room when the officers and neighbors entered the home, and found the bodies. monarch. Love of the dead king    md confidence in -the new appear to have united all tile political factions of Belgium in the hour! of trial. Socialists, Liberals and Con-] H. L. Hickman, Superintendent, On Ground to Start Laying Line 65 MEN TO BE USED Completion of Project Expected With From IO to 15 Days Work (From Tuesday's Daily) The Oklahoma Pipe Line rom-* pa ny is preparing to tap the Fitts field, IO miles southeast of Ada. at once. H. L. Hickman, superintendent of the construction, is already on the ground and will bring in 65 men to rush the completion of the job. Part of the men are expected in this evening. The line will run from tile Jack-Lloyd field, three miles east of Ada, to the Manahan well eight miles south. It will be four-inch pipe and will put the oil from the field into the pipe line at Francis. A four-inch line already extends from Francis to the Lloyd field. This is the best answer as to what the oil men think of the new' r— . .    ~r    X    )    field, those interested in the de- tnthusiasm for Organization vejopment say. It demonstrates Reaches New Peak, Drive Planned that the Oklahoma Pipe Line is willing to spend money to get the oil. r ,    -    ..    ,    .    The    pjpe    line    company    has    a Leaders of the county organi-]trunk UnP through this county. servatives stood side by side injzation of the League of Yoi>]g|cominp across the Canadian river mourning, only the Communists I Democrats have been surprised ^(northeast of Francis and running expressed dissatisfaction wi t h the interest evident among’jn a southwesterly direction en-the succession to Hie throne and .younger voters of the county, and, tirely across the county A pump their declaration, calling on are responding with plans for ai station is in operation at the workers to refuse recognition to vigorous campaign to secure'southeast edge of Francis and an-Leopold,    was ignored    by other ] memberships and to outline plans    other near Sulphur, political factions.    j for activity for the members. A; it will take only IO or 15 days Sovereigns of other countries total of 120 members was an- to complete the line into the new or their representatives, states-j nounced this morning.    I oil territory Mr. Hickman states, men, and delegations    from all] Friday morning at 7 o’clock    No time will be lost,    and    oil walks of    life prepared    to go to volunteer workers, of whom there    ■ should be going into the    conimer- Brussels for the funeral servicesjare many, will assemble at the!cial world from the new well soon Thursday    and the coronation Fri- office of Dennis Petty, attorney,    after the first of March. flav    | I who is the new president of the throughout    most of I county organization, before start- day Flags supreme Europe flew at half staff, a special messenger service was estab- ing directorates “ar** common in the utility companies of one sys tem, dealing in power and uas." A senate committee modified the resolution asking data on KRA officials* personal financial interests, in a manner that presaged senate adoption. WASHINGTON. Feb. 21.—’T> Lacking any single major problem to take all his time, President Roosevelt applied himself today to such divergent subjects as mass productions of homes and better liquor for the public at lower prices. He had a select committee at work on whether congress should be ask»*d now* to haw the treasury aid a long program for private i home bonding. Its advocates claim increase of volume, through means of credits to build, would make possible small, comfortable homes at half the present cost. Other aides tackled how to crush the bootlegger. That survivor of prohibition is still active, judging from what was said at the presidential press conference this morning, and liquor imports are far below what was looked for to J provide an ample supply. Why prices are so high is being investigated. Other situations held congress. The house put in a last day of talk on the $258,01*0.000 tax tightening bill, with passage a certainty. Senatorial business remained the treaty-! I rn it navy measure, with debate skipping all over the lot. Hugh S. Johnson’s appeal for a critical appraisal of NKA came in for its share of private discussion. Effects of this novel move will be watched when the hearings get going next week. Swojie Offers Recommendation It was Gerard Swope of General Electric who provided today’s I chief of the I’nited Slates weather main NKA angle, lf work hours I bureau, was asked while before are to be shortened, he told the the house appropriations commit-house labor committee in object- tee about the percentage of acing to the Connery Id-hour-week J CU racy “of your forecast.” bill, it should be under the Blue I “Through a ion- number of Eagle setup. Any such shortening years,” Dr. Clark replied, “with in his view should lie “as a per- j as accurate a check or verification centage reduction in the number las we can get on them, they are Mosier said, however, he had 1,0 ready before Thursday to turn reason to believe the administra- the How into the tanks tor an ac-^ tion would permit a re-interpreia- curate gauge. lion that would allow payment for The Oklahoma Pipeline comp-' materials for which commitments. any is starting work at once on a have been made, and the us** of 4-inch line from the Jack Lloyd the $475,000 for purchase of ma- field east of Ada to the Manahan j trials on projects approved after welt, and it is reported the Texas Feb. 15.    Pipeline company is planning a “With this interpretation,” he carrier from its main line neat ^ said, “we can go along fine, com- Coalgate. pleting all existing, projects and At the Aldridge hotel, hotbed of ' even putting under way a few new negotiations, more maps were in ones sufficient to exhaust the evidence today than in recent $4 75,000.’.’    weeks. Mosier described the original in- \{ almost every turn some op-terpretation as “palpably un- erator was unrolling a map, was sound” and said “$5,000,000 pointing out some spot to a listener or was looking for a place to ing on a membership campaign The local drive will take place! Four rooms on the third floor courL rebuffing Gov. Murray a have been taken over by the CWA, third rime, today issued a unani-the moving of equipment taking I mous opinion apparently clearing place Tuesday and today,    J    the way for all state officials In one office is the headquar- whose salaries are fixed by stat-ters of Bunyan E. Hennigan, j Ute to claim full pay. county administrator.    The    governor    backed    general Around the corner and down pay cuts voted bv the legisla-jthe military leaders of Germany,]young Democrats willnot'’take the corridor is the long room or- tUre and has fought in the courts headed by President Von Hinden-;    .    nrimarv J lished in Brussels to convey tele-tFriday and saturday, with 400 grams and cablegrams or condol-j re<varded as a Ukeiy figure for) cnees to the sorrowing royal fam- the total here. Later, units will ily in the palace.    |be    organized    in    Allen,    stonewall, Belgium’s allies of the World]Francis, Roff and Bebee. wat noted with satisfaction thats    members    of    the    league,    the and has fought in the cupied by the social worker, Mrs. {0 uphold them, losing two pre worth of unfinished monument to the program would be left standing” if it obtained. “They took the erroneous position,” Mosier said, “that we had not made commitments for materials except where they had actually been delivered. Fnder that view, municipalities that bought IOO sections of sewer pipe, to he delivered a few sections at a time, would be held not committed to purchase of any of the pipe except that which had been delivered.” Discussing administration claims that Oklahoma had not paid its share of materials cost, Mosier spread a map. as they separated into groups of two to four men, engrossed* in their dealings. HIL Dora Webster Cox, and part of the clerical staff. More of the staff is located farther down the hall, and at the west end of tile corridor is the entrance to a fourth office which houses, among other activities, engineering headquarters. Hennigan this morning stated that duce to 775, a drastic slash in the pro gram of gradual the entire CWA. Selection of those to be elimi nated is in the department head-J ed bv Mrs. Cox. who with her vious decisions to judicial officers. Today’s ruling was regarded as extending the victory to executive department office holders. The new decision upheld that of special District Judge Earl Foster of Oklahoma county, who en ii it un me- iuuiiiiuk Man denied the governor’s application he had been directed to re- for an injunction»to revent state _theC\\A .workers from 1452 AmlUor Frank CartP‘r from issu. ,,    .any    part in the primary races, \ir^ himself, were among those (other than to become informed telling on the respective qualifications of candidates and to vote, but who sent messages their grief. RESTRICTED HERE Limitations on Buying Material, Reduction of Forces Slow Program By albert wilson (Associated Press Foreign Staff) BRUSSELS, Feb. 19 — UP) Belgium mourned today her hero-king and prepared for the coronation of his sorrowing son. Albert I, King of the Belgians and the commander-in-chief of County CWA activities have expect to take an active part for] been slowed down for several the Democratic ticket in the gen-;days while the county adminis-eral election next fall.    jtrator,    B.    E.    Hennigan,    sought Pontotoc county is large delegation to the state convention of Young Democrats at Chickasha tomorrow. Those who go from Ada will return prepar- elimination of “‘5,_* *warrants to statejand suffering, it stood provided by the in officer tution. Justices declined to say whether the ruling opened the way for their army when, ragged, ill-fedjed to place their full strength in sending a;for more definite interpretation of the regulations that are at present serving to restrict work here. His working force on various projects has been sharply eurtail- off the-the membership drive to follow.led because of later restrictions const!-1 forces 0f Raiser Wilhelm during] Petty this morning stated that]on purchase of material neces-' the World war, was killed late monthly meetings wilt be heldjsary for projects already approv- ICUI cit**d Oklahoma City, which said had paid more than 4 0 crnt. he per WASHINGTON. Feb. 20—(AP) The weather man isn’t really a Pail! Hughes, East Central Teacher college entrant in the intercollegiate peace oratorical contest held Monday night at ’Norman, was awarded second place. This award included $3" J cash. J Claudia Fay Moore, student ot Oklahoma College for Women at Chickasha, won first place and I $50. Third place went to James i Peters, of Central Teachers college, Edmond. j Hughes was an outstanding de-j ; bater and orator while attending Ada high school, and is continuing his forensic activities since it was organized. OKLAHOMA IN LINE FDD DELIEF F had guesser look at the statistics ’ becoming a student in East Cen-and see whose guessing is off. itral. His home is in Ada. Dr. Charles C. Clark, acting HILLS SUSPECT HELD of hours ratio of codes tin What iii all codes, ke< lours of work same as at pr** influence this ping the between ?ent." position can command has y< t to be de-, veto ped. Various house members are intent on pressing* such major legislative proposals, after that chamber has assented so long to strict rules on administration bills later modified in the senate. Talk to some representatives privately and they tell you: “We’ve been put on the spot by the senate getting away with it. Now we’re going to put the senate on the spot with Hie bonus bill.” That’s one aspect of the petition forcing a vote March 12 on cash bonus payment, giving the representatives a chance to record themselves in a way they calculate should help in November elections. Only one-third of the senate faces the polling then. Should both branches pass the bonus bill, tile certain subsequent \eto is not now expected to be overridden. Answering reporters who (Continued on Page 4, No. 3) from 85 to 90 percent correct. That is for th** forecasts from 2 4 to 36 hours in advance.” And that accuracy percentage) includes Dot It rain and temper- Pratjng an automobile without alure forecasts.    proper license, was held at MUS SA LL I SAW.    Feb. 20.—(.TV- Only one of the 17 “small fry” captured in    last    week-end's mighty manhunt in -he Cookson Hills today remained In custody. Oyster Hugging, accused of op- TEXAS BANK ROBBED Kuril Through Vault Door With Torch: (let $8,000 GEORGETOWN. Tex., Feb. 21. ip—The First National Bank of Schwertmer, 20 miles northeast of Georgetown, was robbed of $8,000 today. The robbers entered through the front door, burned through a three inch steel door of the vault with an acetylene torch and made a hole in the strong box about five inches square. They fished out $1,970 in cash and $5,000 in Liberty bonds, treasurer's warrants and valuable papers through the opening and fled. F. L. Tegge. cashier, reported the burglary to officers when he went to work. kogee. Five others held there had been freed. At Sallisaw, officers today announced the remaining four suspects of the eleven rounded up in the vicinity had been released, because of lack of charges or evidence against them. assistant, Miss Louise Allen, have Carter lo issue full payments to been assigned the task of person-!^11’, elected officers, but it was ally investigating the resources j indicated the opinion would be a of men on CWA work rolls.    guide if th** auditor asked the at- The federal ^ -employment ser- torney general how he should vice remains at tile same quarters proceed. in Convention Hall occupied since In sustaining the lower court's decision, the supreme court cited its recent ruling that the constitution made an automatic appropriation for two criminal court judges. Murray sought the district court injunction after a special   __j    supreme court, appointed by OKLAHOMA    CITY,    Fell.    17    — | Lieut.-Gov. Robert Burns, had or- <.P>—Oklahoma’s relief machinery jeered full payment of salaries to awaited today only the touch of the regular supreme court jus-an administrator, to be designated j rices. by federal authorities in Wash- The governor asked that Cart-ington, to swing into operation er not only be restrained from again.    ]    issuing warrants in full to the Although Will    Rogers,    congress-] justices but to all other officials man-at-larue. telegraphed State -md employes. Foster held he was Treasurer Ray O. Weems that the without, jurisdiction, in so far as national relief administration is, the justices were concerned, and planning to designate an “existing heid adversely for Murray as to state agency” to administer funds elected *tate officials under the new setup, the opinion District court judges have ask-* prevailed that this authority will|ed tde supreme court for a spe- be taken from the state capitol. chai ruling as to their salaries. Rogers asked if Weems would    ___________^_______ _ accept. The treasurer said he will agree to act as custodian for tile funds, but not as administrator. Carl Giles, state civil works director, and Frank Buttram, chair-; man of the state reocvery committee, appointed to coordinate recovery activities, still are suggested for post. Saturday in a fall while moun-jfor the county organization, and tain climbing.    that special occasions will he ail lt was his* favorite sport, and! nounced later, open only to menthe was an expert; but a bit of]hers and specially invited guests, trost-bitten rock broke in his’    "4c hand and he plunged 36 feet to HOTEL NEAR HOT death. They found him where lie had fallen, ten hours later. Death must have been instantaneous. At all events the 58-year old king did not suffer. His skull was fractured. With all the pomp of royali Springs Hotel, in the resort sect-ceremony the state funeral of Al-}ion 12 miles north of here, was bert I will be held Thursday, reported destroyed by fire this Within 24 hours of Hie obsequies, morning. Kate Smith and other Crown Prince Leopold will be-]radio notables were reported 111 HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Feb. IO. - CT) — The Mountain Valley Tax Commission Opens War On “Spiked” Beer CASH FOR DEPOSITORS Security liank cit Ada to Pay Dividend of Five Per I’cut OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 21— (.Th— Two dividends were issued I by tile banking department today One, a fifth dividend of five per cent totaling $8,980, went to depositors of the Security State Bank of Ada. A third dividend of ten per cent, amounting to $12,485 was issued to Farmers J State Bank depositors at Temple. OKLAHOMA CITY. Feb. 20.— the administrator’s j CP*—Opening a drive against “spiked” beer, the Oklahoma tax A likely appointment, however, commission today cited six Tulsa at least to get the relief machine beer dealers to appear for hearing action under the new setup, ings to defend their licenses. is C. J. Birt, federal fieldman.    With    the commission exercis- Birt declined to discuss this ing authority to revoke licenses prospect, however.    for violation of the 3.2 percent CATHOP PRIEST    j    alcoholic content provision of tile DI KS AT I.K.AVKWVOKTH ] b'.er. law\ Melven Cornish, cora-LE A VEN WORTH. Ran.. Feb. | nnsslon chairman said the hear 21. — CP)— Monsignor Bernard ' in&s be next week. Stephen Kelly, 6 7, for 25 years rector of the Cathedral of the Im- Dealers cited already have been i convicted in Tulsa municipal court of boosting the alcoholic ; content of their brew, Cornish said. maculate Conception here, died at his home today. He had been ill several months. Monsignor Kelly took a keen j interest in municipal affairs. He j    * devoted a great amount of Ills j WASHINGTON, Feb. 21—(/P)— time to educational matters and I Representative McKeown (D-the Improvement in the parochial Okla.) introduced yesterday a bill schools. His advice and co-opera- to authorize an additional judge tion were sought by many outside his church. for the eastern Oklahoma federal court district. come, at the age of 32 the fourth king of the Belgians—Leopold ill Prince On Vacation Prince Leopold and the princess were vacationing at Adel-boden, switzerland, when word of j guests of the hotel. Details were very meager as the hotel is located in an isolated spot with no immediate communications possible. Last reports said the large the king’s death reached thern.|frame structure of over fifty The prince, tired by a day of J rooms, famous because of its o-skiing, was sound asleep when cation on the site of the Moun-there came a pounding at the tain \ alley mineral springs, na' door, urgently summoning to the almost burned to the groum am telephone    *that the sunmler home of August It was thus, in that the young prince learned he ed. The office of the county CWA headquarters is to move this week to quarters in the new federal building as soon as desks and other equipment can be obtained. At present, it was said at Hon-nigan's office today, the instructions for reducing the CWA working force call for elimination first of those who have several relatives at work. Next will come farmers, who are to be released to start their late winter and spring farm activities. After that a steady weekly reduction in number of workmen has been planned, with more information expected here soon on numbers and manner of their selection. cWit,*rland I Schaffley of St. Louis, in the lear of the hotel, aiso was destroyed. must prepare to be king. He went at once to the quarters of his consort, and broke to her the news. They started for Brussels immediately, arriving here early today. The crown prince abd princess, the former Princess Astrid of Sweden, 28 years old, hurried to the royal castle at suburban Laeken. Like Queen Elizabeth prostrated by grief, the prince and princess remained hidden today in the castle behind the guarded, grilled fence, while a throng milled about outside. HELD WITHOUT BOND OX MURDER CHARGES CHICKASHA, Feb. 21.—CD— Herman Hickam, 18, who came here from Portales, N.M., to visit his sister and brother-in-law, was held today without bond to face a murder trial for the fatal shooting February 14 of H- G-Warren, his brother-in-law’s landlord, at the Warren farm soth-east of here. The shooting climaxed a quarrel over some plowing and Hickam contended it was accidental. 31 r. Schaffley is president of the Mi. Valley Springs Co. Kate Smith, songbird of radio and stage, had arrived there cnly Sunday for at least a two weeks’ rest. OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. IO.— (.P)—Moman Pruiett. veteran attorney, was free under $1,000 bond today under a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon following a shooting in the office of C. D. Peck, another attorney, here yesterday in which Peck was wounded slightly. Pruiett contended Peck first struck him with an iron rod, but the latter said this happened after Pruiett had shot him in the arn\. The shooting. Peck said, followed his refusal to pay Pruiett $50 the latter contended was due him as a fee. Americans, it is predicted, will drink 440,000,000 gallons of beer this year. That’s encouraging for the pretzel business. TULSA, Feb. 19.-— UP) — After withdrawing a letter of resignation sent in last Thursday, H. L. Standev.en, assistant manager of the Oklahoma Home Owners’ Loan corporation, returned to his desk here today. Standeven’s action followed receipt of a telegram from William H. McNeal of Washington, director of tile national organization, suggesting that he reconsider. Standeven had offered his resignation to attend to his personal affairs, explaining he had accepted the post only as a temporary move. He was president of the now bankrupt Exchange Trust company. Ben O. Kirkpatrick of Tulsa, slated to succeed Standeven, had not left the offices of the Guaranty Abstract company, which he heads. TOPEKA, Kan.—Just a little matter of fifty cents stopped the wedding bells as they were about to ring out. On applying for a marriage license, a couple was informed Fy a clerk in the office of the probate judge that the charge would be $3.50. “Nothing doing,” heplied the prospective groom, as he and his fiancee started out, “I know where I can get one for $3.” ;