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MAGAZINE SECTION BREWSTER HERALD tr VOL. 32 News Review of Current Events the World Over J. D. Rockefeller, Jr., Comes Out for Prohibition Repeal ---Republicans Fashion Moist Plank--Shouse Is Democratic Bone of Contention. By EDWARD OHN D. ROCKEFELLER, JR., threw a man-sized bomb into the camp of the prohibition forces with his announcement tbat he had come to tile conclusion that the eighteenth amend- ment Is a failure and should be repealed. Htmself a teetotaler and, with his father. a liberal supporter of the Anti-Saloon league for years, Mr. Rockefeller In a let- ter to Nicholas Mur- ray Butler ctmlalend- ed tile latter's anti- John D. Rocke. prohibition plank and feller, Jr. urged its adoption by both the Republican and Deumcratlc parties in their no, tlnal conventions. He declared the aih]s of prohibition had not been achieved, and said that "drinking gem erally has increased; that the speak. easy has replaced the saloon and that a vast army of lawbreakers has been recruited and financed on a co. lossal scale." :Upon these reasons of "unprecedent. ed crime Increase and the open dis- regard of the eighteenth amendment which 1 have slowly and reluctantly come to believe." Mr. Rockefeller based his present stand. He declared that "tile benefits of proMbitlon are more than outweighed by Its evils." After approving In detail Doctor Butler's proposal for repeal and state control of the liquor traffic. Mr. Rocke- feller expressed a hope that the "mil- lions of earnest workers in behalf of the eighteenth amendment" would con- tlnue their efforts In SUllport of "prac. tical measures for the promotloti of genuine tenll}erance." Of course the wets were Jubilant over Mr. Rockefeller's statement, and tbe drys trled without much success to mtnhnlze Its effect hy contradicting his assertions concerning the success of the prohibition "legislation. NCOURAGED by the Rockefeller pronouncement, leaders of six na- tlonal antlprohlbitlon organizathms, met In New York and formed a "unit- ed repeal council" with tl)e purpose of placing In both the Republican and Democratic platforms planks calling definitely for the repeal of prohibi- tion. Pierre S. du Pont was elected chairman of the council. ANY anxious hours were spen by administration chiefs and James R. Garfield over tlle form in which the Republican pruhlbltion phmk should be cast, and a conference par- ticipated In. by Post- master General Wal- ter Brown, tile Presi- dent's political advis- er, and a dozen sena- tors finally approved a resoluUon whicb states that, wblle the Republican party stands for enforce- ment of all laws and abhors the saloon, It Senator Borah recognizes the right of the people to pass upon any/ [or- tion of the Constitution and tlterefore favors the prompt re-suhmlsslon of th elghteenth amendment to the people of the several states acting through nonpartisan conventions. This naturally did not at all suit tile wet Republicans and they prom- ised that the Issue would be fought out in the convention. Tile tentative plank was derided as utterly evasive and deplorably weak. On the senate floor Senator Borah, dry, and Sena tor Tydlngs of Maryland, wet Dento- trot, took turns poking fun at the proposed resolution. Borah said it was "the rarest combination of hypoc- risy and Insincerity ever heard of," and Tydlngs called It "the blggest piece of sham, bunk and camouflage ever seen assembled In 150 words." NDIANA Republicans In state con- ventlun went wet despite the agonized pleadings of the prohlbltlml- ists, A phmk was adollted calling for submlsshm to the people of a repeal proposition on both the national and state dry laws. It was not a Strong declaration In favor of such repeal, but it sufficed, ltaymond Springer was nominated for governor and Sen. ator Jim Watson was renmnlnated by acclamation. PEAKER CAItNI.;it'S $2,,(H).0tLt) relief bill was rushed tllrm gh tile house by an allnost s.lid Democrati[.L vote aided by Itelnlbllcang. W. PICKARD The rest of the Republican' members paid heed to President Hoover's de. hunclatlon of tile measure as a gigan- tic pork barrel and voted in the nega- tive. It Is hard to understand how Garner and Ills associates can Justify spending so nluch time and effort on this measure in tile face of their ex- pressed conviction that It would never get through the senate or past the [)residential veto. The senate, indeed, showed at once tlmt It intended to smother the bill. Leaders of both par- ties In tile upper bouse prepared to push through a noncontroversial hill permltthlg the Reconstruction Finance corporation to lend up to $300,000,0{t0 to states for relief purposes. Tills was Just one section of tlle senate Democratic relief program, the re- mainder, Involving a $500,0{10,000 b.nd issue for public works and a $1,000,- 000,000 expansion of the reconstruc- tion unit's capital, being left for later conslderatlon. HEN President Hoover signed the new revenue bill, he said many of the taxes imposed hy it were not as he desired, which mlhlly ex- pressed the oplnlon of countless Amer- icans eoncernlng that bodge-podge measure. However, bad as It Is in many respects, the act will, under cer- tain conditions and wlthln certain lira- Rations, balance the federal budget at the end of the fiscal year 1933, provld ed congress enacts the necessary ec.n pray legislath)n. The senate almost re- Jected the c0nfereuce report on the revenue bill bcause the tax on elec- tricity was made lo fall on tile con- sumer instead of on tile companies. One hill cutting tim costs of governlnent was passed by the sen. ate after it had been mangled. De. signed at first to save $238.0o(),tt00. It was anlended so the s'tvlnt will be only $ ] L'(I,000,000. An inllmrtant change wus tile sullstltnthm of tile en- forced furlough plato for federal em- ployees for the I0 per cent pay cuts previously adopted. Tills was reject. ed by the house. RANKLIN ROOSEVEI,T'S support- ers, having decided to run the Dem- ocratic national conventhm to suit themseh, es, amtouneed that Jouett Shouse wouldn't do as permanent ebalr- man, though lie had been selected by tile Smlth-Raskob faction and presumably had been accepted by Roosevelt. i1 ey de- clared instead that they would try to put Senator Tllomas J. Welsh of Montana In that poslthul, which he held eight years Jouett Shouse ago. Mr. Shou.e, how. ever, ntade It known thai he and hts friends would fight to the last dltctl. so there Is a prospect of a firm-day battle In the convention that will pro. vide fm a test of strength between the Roosevelt and anti-Roosevelt forces. Mr, Shouse sald that Governor Roosevell expressly consented to the plan to make blm pernlanent chair- man. "Not even remotely was any kind of condition attached to the governor's assent; otherwise I should not have been a party to It," said he. "Any speech I may make before the cunven. tlon will be my own and will not be censored or Inspired by any candidate. The presiding officer of the' conven. tton should represent no faction and sbould decline to assist or obstruct tile fortunes of any candidate." ORE seriously affecting Roose- celt's chances was the problem of Mayor Jhnmy Walker of New York, put up to him by tile Hofstadter In vestigatlng committee and Its counsel, Sam- uel Seahury, tile gov. ernor's Inveterate foe. The report of the conmllttee makes it necessary for the gov, ernor to decide wheth- er or not tlle reefer shall be removed from office, and It is he lleved he will take some action a day or 8. Seabury so before the Demo- c r a t I c convention meets. Presumably, If he ousts the mayor he will rouse tile wrath of Tamnnlny Hall- whlch might cost hlm the vote of New York In tile electl,m but undoubtedly would add to Ills strength elsewhere, for Tallllniln IS not admired outshle of tile nletrop,dls BBWSTEIt Governor .Roosevelt made a strate. glc move when he demanded tha! Sea. bury quit talking and submit to him the charges and evidence against Walker at once. He let it be known that he would give the mayor unlim. ited opportunity to defend himself and his administration, but said he would demand that Walker prove tllmseif fit to be mayor of New York. Walker en gaged Dudley Field Malone as his chief counsel. G EN. CHARLES GATES DAWES suddenly and unexpectedly sent to President Hoover his resignation as president of the Reconstructhm Fi- nance corporation, to take effect June 15. He denied rumors that there had been any friction between hhn and Eugene Meyer, Jr., chairman of the board of tile corporation, and averred he was qulttlng the post merely be- cause he wished to resume Ills bank- Ing business in Chicago. In Ills letter to the President General Dawes said he felt he could do tills now that tile budget lind been balanced and "the turuing point toward eventnal pr,sper it)' seems to have been reached." OWA Republicans at last bare grown weary of Senator Smith W. Brookhart and ilave put an end, at least fur the preent, to his political Sen. Brookhart career. In tile prl- marles they decisive. ly rejected hlm, se letting as his succes- sor ltenry Field of Shenandoah, a aura. eryman and a novice In politics who owns a radio station. Field had been making a vigorous speaking 0campaign In which he attacked Brookhart especially for neglect- I n g h I.s senatorial duties to nmke chautauqua lectures and for nepotism. Hc pledged hhnself not to take any of hls flintily to Washing. ton and fasten them on the federal pay rolls. The Democratic senatorial nominee was I.ouls Mnrphy, who defeated for- mer Selmtor Dmliel Sleek. In North Carolina ttle Democrats turned against one of their hmg-thne leaders, Senator (alneron Morrl,on. who was defeated for tile nonduatlon hy Rollert It. Reynohls, almost a new- cooler In politics. Morrison Is Irene dry and lteynolds is an advocate of prohibitlon repeal. Neither of them had a majority of votes cast, so bolh, will be candhhtles ug,dn in the run- off. prhnary on July 2. Two others who polled a considerable vote prom- bed to throw their support to Reyn- olds. Franklin Roosevelt won a sweeping victory in the Fh)rida Deumcratic prl- mary, "Alflllfa Bill" Murray getting only a small vote. Mark Wilcox of West Pahu Beach, running on all anti- prohibition platform, defeated Ruth Bryan Owen for tile congressional nomination in the Fourth district. VflSCONSIN'S conservative Repub. v v Ilcans In eonventlon at Madison nominated a ticket witil the purpose of puttln a crhnp In the reghne of the La Follette dynasty. John B. Challple of Ashland was put up for the United States set,ate in opl)osttlon to Senator Blaine; and forater Gov. Walter J, Kohler was nontlnated for govern,,r to run against Gov, Phil I.a Follette who seeks to succeed himself. AMUEl. INSUI.I. of Chicago, wbo for nllny years has been one of tile country's leading public utlIltles nntg. antes, has finally fallen umler [Inan- clal stress and has beeb forced to re- Sign as head of iris great utilltles con.: cerns and also as ofiicer or director ot many other corporations with which be has been assoelated. Resides his nmney troubles Mr. Insull Is Ill poor health. He is soon to sail for Europe and It Is understood he wlll reslde In Enghmd, where he owns a home. Three of the blg corl)orathms he built up, it is sald, will unlte in paylng hhn nn annual penslon of $18.000. HILE has become a "soclallstlc re. republic." The government of Preshlent Montero was overthrown by a military and socialistic Junta In a coup d'etat that was almost bloodless, and the leader of the movement, Carlos Da- vlla, former ambassa- dor to the United States. was Installed as provlslonnl presl- dent. CoL Marmaduke Grove was made mln. Ister of defense and Immediately hod to get busy suppressing t a eounter-rew)lutlon Carlos Devils In the southern part of the country. It was authorltatl ely stated In San- tiago that the establlshmen! of the so. elallst regime created no Immedhlte danger for Amerlcan Investments in Chile except those tied up In the $375,- 000,0() Cosavh nitrate combine which, It was understood, wouhl be nation allzed. ((. 1932, Western Nvwupapr Union.) IiEILM.,D Friday, June 24, 1932 WASHINGTON NEWS ITEMS OF INTEREST Brief Resume of Happenings of the Week Collected for Our Readers. THE MARKET8 Portland Wheat -- Big Bend bluestem, bard winter, 62; soft white and western white, 52c; hard winter, northern spring and western red, 50c. Hay--Buying prices, f. o. b. Port land; Alfalfa, Yaklma, $14.50. Butterfat--Pound 12@14c. Eggs--Ranch, 13@14c. Hogs---Good to choice, $3.75@4.00 Cattle--Choice steers, $6.00@7.00. Lambs--Spring, $3.75@4.00. eatle Wheat--Soft white, western white, hard winter, 52; western red, 51c; uorthern spring, 51c; bluestem, 61e Eggs--Ranch, 17@18c. Butterfat--Pound 15c. Hogs--Good to choice, $4.10@4.25. Cattle--Choice steers, $6.00@6.25. Sheep--Spring lambs, $3.75@4.10. Spokane Cattle--Steers, good, $6.00@6.50. Hogs--Good to choice, $3.60@3.75. Lambs--Good to choice, $3.50@4.00. With the numbers of orchard work- ers being increased, unemployment at Kennewick has taken a decided drop. The Junior band of Brewster, under A. W. Ruodi, Omak, gave its first sum- mer evening concert in the park last week. Lewis county's new rock crushing plant on Olequa creek a short distance north of Vinlock, is now fully equip- ped and operating. Depositors of the Dryden State bank, closed last January, received their first dividends June 16, according to W. K. Yost, receiver E. E. Yarnell has started his saw- mill north of Chewelah. Twenty men were put to work for a 90 to 120 day run, according to Mr. Yarnell. Twelve-year-old Hazel Lows of Oak Point was carried beyond her depth by the current while swimming in the Columbia river and was drowned. The state supreme court has upheld the legality of the ballot title to the so-called "state game" initiative meas- ure to be voted on in November. His neck broken when the car hit a viaduct, Elwood Zyph, 18, of Ritz. ville, who was riding in the rumle seat, was instantly trilled lat week. Chief Garry of the Spokane tribe of Indians, a friend of the white man in pioneer days, is to be honored by hav- ing a Spokane park named after him. The WalIa WaIIa school board has refused the request of a large number of citizens to reestablish the home economics department in the high school. Mrs. W. I. Crawford, 36, died last week at Yakima of burns received when grease, spilled over the front of her dress while she was frying dough- nuts, ignited. Farmers at Othello are putting uP cheat grass hay. This is the first time cheat has been converted into hay in that section. It is said to be an excellent feed. The cherry harvest has started at Clarkston and soon the Bing, Lambert and Royal Ann harvest will be on in full swing. Tho fruit is reported to be extra good this year. City Clerk George A. Allen, 79, oi Medical Lake, who came there 10 years ago from Valleyforll, died last week. Fox six years he edited the Medica Lake Enterprise and practiced law. An airplane pilot, Roy Johnson oi Yakima, and his two passengers re- ceived fatal injuries when Johnson's barnstorming plane went into a nose dive 100 feet in the air near Quincy. Mrs. Lulu Schwartz of Walla WaIIa has been named president and Mrs. Edith Orsborn of Yakima state warden for the Rebekah assembly at the state convention In session at Everett re- cently. If property owners of Walla Walla do not object too much the city plans to construct about three blocka of bulkhead along the north side of Mill creek, east of Wildwood park, thle summer. Charles Haines is dead at his home on Walker's prairie at the age of 71 years. He was one of Stevens coun. ty's oldest settlers and has served as a resident deputy aherlff for more than 30 years. A swarm of bees stopped a train at Omak the other day. The busy insect had stored wax on the triple valve which controls the air brakes, and all brakes set. Testamentary gifts made to endow hospitals operated primarily for chari- table purposes and on a non-profit basis are exempt from state inheri- tance taxes, according to a ruling of the state supreme court. Wheat crop conditions in the Walls Wallg valley continue about normal. With normal growing weather this month an excess of 5,500,000 bushels Rmy be harvested. Harvest season will be later than usual. Considering the number of students graduated from the Bellingham Nor- mal school each year, the state legis. lature has been parsimonious in Its appropriations for the school, accord- ing, to President Fisher. Net receipts from the 5-cent gast line tax have averaged $843,000 a month during the past five mouths. The average is considerably less than the 1931 legislature's estimate, which was $1,000,000 per month. Lloyd Ford, who has been in buM. ness at Chelan 20 years, has been elected presid,nt of the Miners and Merchants' bank, to take the plac 0 of J. A. Van Slyke, president for 31 years, who died suddenly last week. Digging on the canal tha will be a part of the $360,000 pumping unit No. 2 of the Wapato irrigation project was started last week. The canal will be 12 miles long and will carry water to 6700 acres of sagebrush land. The Pacific hotel and the old Daugh- erty & Wilcox saloon and dance hall in what Is known as "old town" New. port are being torn down for the lum- ber. Both places were notorious in the early history of Newport. "TimberV' The familiar call will ring on July 2 and 4, at Longview, when the Longview Rolleo woods events will he held at Lake Sacajawea park. A greatly enlarged program is being planned for this year's eelebra. tion. Louis Enlerson, 11, fell from' his mother's cherry tree iu Yakima and fractured his skull so severely he is not expected to survive. The limb on which the lad was standing gave way and he was thrown to the cement walk. The ice cave six miles above Chelan on tile Wenatchee-Oroville highway will be set aside as a park if the Che- lan county commissioners act on a petitlon presented by the Lake Chelan Rotary club. The land belongs to the county. An 8 per cent dividend and a pay- ment of half a cent a bushel on grain purchased from members has been de- clared by the Pullman Grain Growers, Inc., at the annual meeting of stock- holders. The dividend applies to stock of $25,770 subscribed by 246 members. The Cowlitz County Dairymen's as- sociation, which recently established its plant at Kelso, is installing a 1000- pound capacity butter churn, and will make about a ton of butter daily. Cheese-making equipment installed a short time ago is operating to capac- ity. The city council of Chewelah has decided to allow water, light and sew- er users discounts of 10 per cent on accounts paid before the 15th of the month and a 5 per cent discount on old bills if paid before June 15. The action is due to unemployment condi- tions. Assured co-operation of the city of Wenatchee, boosters for the Mount Stuart water project are completing plans for an exhaustive sur':ey to de- termine the feasibility c f furnishing domestic water to the Valley through a 32-mile pipe. The cost is estimated at $800,000. Rltzville's once-famous rodeo may be revived this fall, if plans are ar- tied out. Outsiders have rented the fairgrounds and will have full charge of the round-up. The dates have ten- totively been set for August 19, 20 and 21, between the Ellensburg and Pen. dleton shows. Raymond's new "oyster money," se- cured by proofs of claims on the de. funct Raymond bank, is legal tender among South Bend merchants. The merchants, at their monthly associa. tion meeting recently, voted tu accept the "oyster money" at par for all put. chases or payments on account. Thieves who stole the bulletin boards from in front of the White Temple Baptist church at Walls Walls ,either got religion or were frightened, or something, as the board returned qs mysteriously as it was taken. The thieves were In such a hurry to replace it that they left it upshle down In tho case, i NO. 4 G. O. P. DEFINES ITS STAND ON LIOUOR Convention Vote, 681 to 472 Against Repeal. Chlcago.--A four-hour forensle bat- tle ended wlth the Republican Natloa. al coventlon declarlng for modifica- tion of the Eighteenth amendment. By a vote of 472 to 681 the conven- tion rejected the minority report from the resolutions eommlttee proposing to commit the party to unqualified re- peal of national prohibition. Then by a viva voce vote the con- ventlon adopted the platform includ. ing the prohibition modification plank. This plank proposes a new Constitu- tional amendment permitting states to be exempted from the Eighteenth amendment. Such states would be al- lowed to restore the mant, facture and sale of intoxicating liquor subject to the power of the federal government to forbid the restoration uf the saloon nnd hnpose their restrictions on the liquor trafltc. In states electing to re- nutin dry the federal g,wernmeut wonh] continue to enforce prohlbltlon and would protect such states from Inq)ortath)n of llquor from the wet states. Illlnols voted, 45 td 15 for repeal; (hull of vote unrecorded) New York, 76 to 21; Ohio, 42 7-9 to 11 2-9; New Jersey, 35 to 0; Indiana, 28 to 3; Mich- Igan, 25 t,) 151; Wisconsin, 22 to 5; Pennsylvanht, 51 to 23. The prohibition phmk was de- nounced by some wet delegates as a plan under which the wet states wuld be forever at the mercy of congres- sional- caprice It would, said the wets, make a travesty of the pretense of restoration of state rlghts. So accep, table was the pl'mk to the drys, howewr, that they made no flgllt on the floor of the convention ivgainst the proposed modification of ffS.tlona] prohlbltlon. Jap Parliament Agrees on Inflation of, Yen Tokyo.--I'arlianmnt coml)leted the tasks rot which It was convoked in special session recently, dt apl)rolnq- ated funds for the supl)ort of the army campaign in Manchuria during tile rennthider o," thls year. Increased several tariff sclmdules and enacted new currency control let.dslatlon. The new currency control bills glve the government wide powers to I)re- vent the flight of capital abroid, raise the lhuit of the Bank of Japan's note issue to 800,000,000 yen ($250,000,(}00 at current rate of exclmnge) and per, mlt currency inflation. Cut Appropriation for German Jobless Relief Berlln.--The governnlent of Chan- cellor Franz yon Papen approved an emergency decree by which It hopes to save $124,000,000 a year by cur- tailing Jobless relief, and to raise $95,000,000 through new taxation. The Jobless dole will be reduced 23 per cent and will be pahl for only 13 weeks instead of 20, Unnnirried Jobless i)ersons have lleeu recelvlng $9 a montl{, The Von l'apen cal)inet proposes to -\\; reduce this to $7. The reductions will not halance the uneniploynlent relief budget. They leave $95,000,000 uncovered. North Carolina Court Upholds Lea Sentences Ihllelgh, N. C,--The North C:wolina Shpreate court uphehi the convict.hms of Lnke I.ea, Nashville (Term,) l)ublish- er, and Wallace B, Davis, former Ashu- rills (N. C.) banker, for violation of state banking laws. The court also adh'med the conviction of Luke Lea, Jr. Lea faces a sentence of six to ten years' lmprlsonnmnt. Davis, who was president of the bunk, was given a sentence of four to six years, and young Lea an alternative sentence of $25,000 fine, phts costs, or two to four years In prison. House Adopts Proposal for Home Loan Banking Washlngton.--TIm last of the admia- lstratlon's rehabilitation proposals that to establish a federal home loan banking systeInwas passed by the house and sent to the senate. The bill wouhl create from elgilt to twelve home loan banks, eapltallzed at not less than $5,000,000 each. Tbe government would be liable---through the Reconstruction Finance corpora- tlonfor subscrlbhlg up to $125,000,. 000 of the capital. German Sprinters Set New 400-Meter Record Kas,,lel, Germany.The Gerntan Olympic sprint team of Koernig, Bof chaungen, l,, and Jonath, bet- tered the world's record for the 400 lneiers rehty, running tile dltanee tu 40.6 seconds. The listed world's rec- ord Is 40.S seconds.