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MAGAZINE SECTION BREWSTER HERALD Vol. 32 BItEWSTEH I tIlt2LD Friday, November 18, 1932 No. 27 II I Ill I I i . News Review of Current Events the World Over P.':3idential Campaign Closed in Lively Fashion--P, ecov, ery in Industry Seems at Hand--Plan for Disposal of Farm Surplus. By EDWARD AST and furious were the gyra- tions of the candidates and their active supporters during the closing .week of the campaign, and every known argument was  i brought to bear on the 47,000,000 quail- fled voters of the .i!iiiiii .Vnlted States, of whom the experts be- lieved nearly 40,000,- 006 would go to the ! polls. The electors seemed Ioth to yield to excitement but were dogged and de- termined, and prob- Herbert ably had made up Hoover their minds long be- fore as to how they [Would cast their ballots. Tile results :of thelectlon will be known to most of the"readers ot this column before it reaches them, so predictions are not in order. t President Hoover's final effort In his campaign carried him to Spring- field, Ill.| SL Louis, Me.; Gary, Ind., and then up to St. Paul, Minn. On the route he made many platform speeches, but his main addresses were In the cities named. The tour constituted Ills last attempt to -'apture the 69 electoral votes of Illinois, Indiana, bllssourl, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin; and his arguments wer also directed to the agricultural vote of Ohio, Nebras- ka, Kansas, Michigan and the Da- kotas. Before leaving Washington for the Middle West the Preshlent had Bpoken vlgor)usly in New York city, Phlladelphht, and other points In the East, and had made an especial ap- Deal by radio t the voters of Cali- fornia, his home state. Governor Rooevelt's main speech of the week was delivered in Bos- ton. A driving rain storm and his desire to get back quickly to Albany led him to disappoint altlng crowds ln ]Hartford, Br|dgeport, and other ltles of the New England area. The final days of the campaign were pent hy the Demo- cratic candidate close to home. but he did ot cease to talk to the electorate. Since his nomination he had visited 37 states, Franklin D. the only ones omitted Roosevelt being seven in the solid Democratic South and Nevada, [North Dakota, South Dakota and lnnesota. PEAKING to his S00 associates on the New York citizens committee f the emergency ,unemployment re- lief committee, Myron C. Taylor, chair- man of the United States Steel cot-- l)oratlon, declared that the general industrial situation was more prom. lstng than it had been for two years, Xle said it warn quite evident "that re- covery from the low point of last summer has appeared" and that this Z'ecovery "is definite and progressive." His brief address was made at the committee's first meeting preparatory to the launching of the $15J}00,000 drive for funds from the public for nemployment relief. Encouraging, too, was the news from Jefferson City, Me., that the citizen's relief and unemployment committee of St. Louis told Governor Caulfleld that mild weather and an pturn in industry made it unneces- sary to use any of the $209,0(}0 ap- ]portioned to St. Louis by the Recon- struction Finance corporation for re- lief in September. E. C. Steger, a di- rector of the committee, said unex- Dected increases in orders, particular. }y in tile garment and shoe indus- tries and In railroad shops, with much highway work In progress, made avaU. able rellf funds adequate UST at a time when corn and wheat were selling on the market at the lowest prices on record, there as staged In Kendall county, Illi. nols, a demonstration of a plan that mflght wipe out In two Years the en- tire surplus of farm products, accord- Ing to the county farm bureau and ]. J." Oroetken of Aurora. It simply Is the mixing of ethyl alcohol dis- tilled from corn and other products With gasoline for motor fuel, the pro. ortlon of alcohol being I0. per cent. Besides using up the grain surplus, it .Was pointed out, the move would aid materially in conserving the natural :supplies of petroleum In the United States, now being consumed at a rate that ie "reducing the national supply t an alarming pace" W. PICKARD The demonstration tended to bear out research reports which have been compiled from several European coun- tries and by the American government on the value of ethyl alcohol as a mo- tor fuel. Two and one-half gallons of alcohol are obtained from a bushel of corn, two and one-fourth gallons from a bushel of wheat, while barley, pota. toes, beets, cantaloupes, and other sur. plus products produce high yields. At present the use of such alcohol, even when rendered poisonous and soluble in gasoline, is restricted by the pro- hibition laws as well as by the com- plications of state and federal gas taxes. HARGES that private contractors on federal flood control projects along the lower Mississippi river were mistreating negro laborers, menthmed In tills column some weeks ago, led Presi- dent Hoover to ap- point a comndttee of three negroes and one white man to make immediate inquiry into the situation. The men named were Dr. Robert R. Moton, preshlent of Tuskegeo institute; Judge James A. Cobb of Dr. R.R. Washington, D. C., Moton and Eugene Kntckle Jones, executive sec. rotary of the Urban l.eague of New York, representing the negro race, and Lieut. Col. U. S. Grant, representing the United Stares army. A White House announcement of the appointment said the Chief Execu. tive had asked this committee "to make a thorough and impartial In- ,qulry as promptly as possible" and report the results of the investigation to him immediately. ONG and efficient service for the State department was recognized and rewarded when tbe President selected F. Lament Belln of Waverly, Pa., to be ambassador to Poland. He succeeds John N. Wlllys of Toledo, who resigned not long ago to resume his business duties. Mr. Belln is a veteran In the United States diplo- matic corps, having served In the era- bassies at Peiping, Istanbul, Parls, and London, and as chief of the State de- partment division of protocols and In. ternatlonal treaties. He resigned the llqtter post In March, 193L NNOUNCEMENT was made in New York of the engagement of Miss Elleabeth Reeve Morrow,daugh- ter of Mrs. Dwight W. Morrow and sister-in-law of Col. Charles A. Lind- bergh, to Aubrey Nlel Morgan, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Morgan of Brynderwen, Wales. The date for the wedding has not been set. Miss Morrow and Mr. Morgan met while her father, the late Senator Dwlght W. Morrow, was attending the Lon- don naval conference in 1930. She and her mother had accompanied Senator Morrow to London. Since that time Miss Morrow has visited In England, having passed three months in the summer of 1931 In Europe. TRICT censorship keeps from the world most of the news concern. ins the warfare between Bolivia and Paraguay over the Gran Chaco, but It Is known that the fighting continues with Increasing fury. The minister of war at La Paz has an- nounced that Gem Han Kundt, 3erman military expert who organized and trained Bolivia's m d e r n army, has consented to lead that army against the Paraguay- ans. The latter ap- Gem Hans pear to have comps- Kundt tent commanders, also, and have shown no signs of yield- ing to their opponents. The Argentine war ministry at Buenos Aires stated that many deserters from the Bolivian forces operating In the Gran Chaco were entering Argentine territory ENERAL election day in Cuba was marked by many instances of violence, the worst of which was the explosion of a powerful dynamite bomb in a theater in Santa Clara. Five of the 600 persons In the build. lng were killed and many Injured. In. vestlgators sald-the crhne was com. ranted by Conservatives in retaliation for what they claimed were govern- ment controlled elections. President Machado's Liberal party candidates were returned overwhelm- ing victors In the voting, in which two senators, 72 representatives, and offi- cials of most Cuban cities were chosen. It was estimated that 80 per cent of the eligible voters did not vote, either through lack of Interest or because they heeded the pleas of the opposition to boycott the election. EATH claimed two especially well known Americans. They were Horace Kent Tenney, Chicago attor- ney who was prominent In his profes- sion, and liarold MacGrath, whose novels ald short stories had pleased millions of readers. F THE disarmament conference, whose bureau resumed work Thurs- day In Geneva, does not wind up in utter failure, much of the credit will go to Norman Davis, representative of the United States. He has been exceedingly busy in European capitals, trying to reconcile the views and demands of tbe various powers. Especially was he In- terested in tile new French plan laid be- fore the bureau, which calls for the adoption Norman Davis of an army conscript system and the writ- ing of new security treaties. In a conversation with Premier Herrlot and Minister of War Paul.Boneset, Mr. Davis said the United States was unable to commit itself to the use of force In defense of the Kellogg pact outlawing war. though it accepted the idea of consultation in case of viola- tion of the pact. M. Herrlot told Mr. Davis that his proposal for the substitution of pro- fessional armies with short-term con- script forces did not apply to the Unit- ed States and was confined to conti- nental Europe, excluding even Eng- land. It was believed In Berlin that this proposal might induce Germany to re- sume participation In the disarmament conference provided the other powers agree that all agreements reached shall apply equally to all the signs. torles, including Germany. APAN has Its hands full wlth Man- chukuo and the Chinese irregulars that are operating there in an effort to overthrow the puppet state. The situation in the northern half of Man- chukuo was reported to he especlally dangerous, the Japanese hold on the important city of Tsltslhar being im- periled. Two bloody battles were fought about one hundred miles north of that point and though the Japanese claimed victory in both, they lost a good many men, and were troubled by the discovery that Manchukuan troops were revolting and Joining the Chi- nese. This revolt, the Japanese ad- mitted, was spreading. In addition to the thrust from the north, the Japanese control was threatened from the northwest by Gen. Su Ping:wen and his Chinese irregu- lars, who for some weeks have occu- pied the city of Manchull on the Sl. berlan frontier. H AVINO made only one campaign speech, over the radio, in which he made but one promise, to respect the constitution, Arturo Alessandrl was elected President of Chile Formerly a radical he had shift- ed toward the Hght and was supported by the moderate ele- ments. He obtained a large plurality over Col. Marmaduke Grove, radical candi- date and three others. Alessandri's victory was a very happy one for the veteran poll- A AMssandr! tlcla whose six year election in 1920 was cut short by a revolt and dictatorship In 1924 and who lost the next general election in 1931 to Juan Esteban Mentors. blartlnez Mera, liberal was elected President of Ecuador; and Tlburclo Carlas Andlno was successful in the Honduras elections. ICE forces of London had their expecte(l troubles with the army of unemployed tLat gathered there to present clalm to parliament. There were frequent clashes between the Jobless horde ann the authorities and on one occasion the "army" tried to "storm Buckingham palace. It also at- tempted to Invade the house of com- mons aad was _riven back with diffi- culty after desperate fighting with the police, who art armed only with batons. W. A. L. Hannlngton, com- munist leader of the hunger march. ers, and several others, were arrested and locked up. Chicago also had a parade of the unemployed, but the unfortunate men there were orderly and were permit- ted to submit their needs to Mayor Cermak through a committee. O, t931. Wmtertt Newspaper Union. WASHINGTON NEWS " ITEMS OF INTEREST Brief Resume of Happenings of the Week Collected for . Our Readers, THE MARKETS Portland Wheat -- Big Bend bluestem, hard wheat, 52c; soft white and western white, 42c; hard winter, northern spring and western red, 41c. Hay--Buying prices, t. o. b. Port and; Alfalfa, Yakima, $12.00. Butterfat--20c. Eggs--Ranch, 26c. Cattle--Steers, good, $4.50@5. Hogs---Good to choice, $3.75@4. Ltmbs---Good to choice, $4.25@4.50. Seattle W'heat  Soft white and western White, 49c; hard winter, western red and northern spring, 42c; bluestem, 41c. Butterfat20c. Eggs--Ranch, 26c. Hogs---Good to choice, :$3.25@3.75. Cattle--Choice steers, $4.50@5.25. Sheep---Spring Iambs, $3@30. Spokane Cattle--Steers, good, $4.50@5. Hogs---Good to choice, $3.35@3.50. Lambs--Medium to good, $3@3.50. A quota of $26,645 has been set up by the Walla Wails community chest. The lumber mill and yard of Wood & Iverson, Inc., located at Hobart, was destroyed by fire of undetermined origin. Rain last week was welcomed by Big Bend wheat growers. It was of in- estimable value to fall grain, consid, erablo acreage of which was sown in October. The taking of eastern brook trout spawn has been started by the state game fish department from Owhi and the Twin lakes within the Colville reservation. While dressing a duck Mrs. W. S. Woilever of Wlckershain, Whatcom county, found a gold nugget the size of a large grain of wheat in the giz- gard of the bird. Alfred P. (Dad) Rhoads, 90, civil war veteran and resident at Cheney for 16 years, died last week. His death leaves only one civil war veteran sur- viving at Cheney. Henry Wagner, 25, was drowned tn the swollen Chehalls river at Doty while attempting to salvage logs for firewood. Wagner's boat filled with water and capsized in midstream. Ellen,Wheeler of Brady made a suc- cessful experiment in the raising of citron this year, it Is reported at Mon- teaano. Three pIants bore eight ma- tured citrons and several that did not mature. Roy Ernest Roberts, 34, Steptoe, died on the operating table at St. Ig- natltts' hospital In Colfax of a pus infection of the throat, caused by han- dling wheat treated with copper car. bonate A crew of engineers of the bureau of public roIs is now located at Met- aline Falls working on the three miles i of new highway to be built this fall from the Canadian line toward Metro line lnalls. ; Aroused by a 50 per cent increase in insurance rates, the city council of i Vancouvertook steps recently to reme- dy the defects in the fire department so the city can get back in the class 6 rating. The state supreme court has upheld the right of Washington apple grdw- era to ship No. 3 grade apples in stan- dard boxes anwrappers. The Judg- ment of the Yakima superior court was reversed. The north National avenue plant of the Chehalis Shingle company is run- ning overtime wih one machine. Up- wards of 20 men are employed by tile company in the crew at the plant get. tig out bolts. The Pateros school district has held a second election and has passed a 9-mill school tax levy by a vote of 156 to 72. The first election, last October, resulted in the defeat of the levy by a vote of 58 to 55. George Marshal, a farmer of the Union Flats district, near Pullman, had his pelvis fractured when he was caught between a house he was mov- ing and the bumper of a truck that was being used to shove the house. Marshall had a tractor hooked onto the house pulling and the truck 1ush. ug. Fred Ackley, 85, employee of the Davis Lumber & Box factory at Gold. endale, was instantly killed when hie car leg the road at Staker Canyon 18 miles southwest of Goldendale on the Satus Pass highway. Many of the farmers on Union Flat are letting the idle men come to their places and cut wood. Some ask that the men burn their own brush, one or two ask them to cut wood on shares, and still others let them cut and they themselves burn the brush. Although they may not receive their grazing fes this year, Yakima Indians have voted against accepting a 50 per cent reduction, as proposed by the fed- era1 Indian department. The vote was close, with the 10 cents per acre fee favored by a vote of 32 to 27. Warren Nickell, 15 years old, has filed suit in the superior court at Se- attle against J. E. Sinclair, principal of the Federal Vay school, near Des Moines, and ths school district, alleg- ing that Sinclair beat him so severely that he had to be given hospital treat- ment. Elmer Seaton has announced that rates for his ferry over the Columbia river near Neapelem, for passenger autos and trucks have been cut from 75 cents to 50 cents. The change was authorized by the state department of public works and took effect Novem- ber 7. Opened only last week, the new Yale steel suspension bridge over the Lewis river was closed again when word that a fill leading to the bridge on the Clark county side of the river had washed out was received. The fill codld not be permanently repaired until the rain ceased. At the region conference of the Vv'ashtngton Education association ot Yakima, N. D. Showalter, state super- intendent of schools, scored attacks directed against education by "dis- gruntled taxpayers who fail to realize that what once were considered frills are now necessities." Court action to recover $44,751 on surety bonds furnished by the Union Indemnity company to cover part of $280,000 in state funds on deposit in the American bank of Spokane before it closed has been instituted in the Thurston county superior court by At. torney General Dunbar. Users of gasoltne purchased for tax- exempt purpdses are entitled to gas tax refunds on quantities lost through evaporation, according to an opinion by Attorney General Dunbar. As long as gasoline is not used in motor ve- hicles, Dunbar held, refund claims must be paid on the full amount pur. chased. Legislation to set aside a huge block of state timber on the Olympic penin- sula as a "sustained yield" forest will be introduced at the coming session of the legislature If passed, the state will receive an annual income of $500,. 000 by rotation cropplngs. At present there Is about 40 years' supply of tim. her in the state. With 76 meals served last Saturday and an equal number on Sunday the community relief kitchen Is again In operation at Walla WaUa. Transients will be given two meals, then speeded along, but local unemployed single men will be given tickets good for 14 meals at a time, these to be paid for in assigned work. Thirty-seven tracts of land in diking district No. 5 at Woodland will be of. fared for sale by County Treasurer H, D. Renner November 19 at the court- house at Kelso. Sixteen of them are now owned by the county and will be offered at resale with the amount of taxes the county has against them set as the minimum price. Construction of the Grand Coulee dam will be the foundation of 100 years of expansion and prosperlty in Wash- ington, Idaho and Oregon, declared James O'Sulllvan, executive secretary of the Columbia River Development league, in an address before the Joint meeting of the commercial clubs of Omak and Okanogan, at Okanogan. The cry council of Endicott, wlth all members present except Council. men Meineke and Stanfield, decided not to hold a city election this fall, owing to the expense. The council- men believe they can use the money to better advantage in city affairs. The councilmen whose terms expired agreed to hold over until next year. Four feet of snow in Paradise valley now covers the winter playground un- der a blanket of white. The Snoqual- mie and Blewettpasses were being kept open by crews of workers with shovels and sweepers. Reports from the park indicated that the highway to Paradise valley will be kept open aa far as Canyon rim, two miles from Paradise, ALABAMA NEGROES SAVED FROM DEATH Supreme Court Rule in the Scottaboro Case. Washington.The United Stat Su- proms court reversed the decision of the Alabhma courts in the internation- ally agitated Scottsboro case, in which seven negro youths were sentenced to death for attacking two white girls. By a vote of seven to two, Justices Butler and McReynolds dissenting, the court set aside tbe death sentence and ordered a new trial on the ground that the defendnnts had m)t been fairly tried in the first instance. Thirteen persons were arrested and a pollceman was sent to a lzospltai earlier In the day as tile result of a brisk clash on the Capitol grounds be- tween a group of demonstrators and police. The group, comprising about 100, marched up Capitol hill toward the Supreme court to demand freedom for the colored men condemned to death ai Scottsboro. Capitol authorities had told tile dem- onstrators nhead of time that they would not be permitted to parade. There was a short but sharp struggle. Nlgbt sticks rose and fell. In a few minutes most of the marchers were headed back the way they came. The injured policemen, George Walker, was attacked outside the en- trance to tbe Capitol grounds. He was heaten and kicked, but returned to his post after first aid treatment. The Supreme court also again up- held the right of private citizens to protectlou from unlawful search and seizure under the national prohibition laws. By a 7 to 2 decision the court held Invalid a search warrant based only upon an affidavi stating that the signer saw cans being hauled In and out of a Newport(Ky.) house and.that he smelled the odor and fumes of cook- Ing mash coming from the dwelling. William Grau, the petitioner In the case, contended that prohlh]tlon en- forcement agents entered his home armed only with the contested war- rant and seized certain articles which were later admitted as evidence against him by the lower courts. He protested the validity of the warrant and the admlsslblllty of the evidence seized, as well as the validity of the affidavits on which it was based. More Than Thousand Die in South Cuba Hurricane Camaguey, Cuba.--More than 1,000 persons wore known to have been killed, police said, by the .hurricane which swept over southern Cuba. The entire province of Camaguey was lald waste and the town of Santa Cruz del Sur on the south coast was llteraIIy annihilated. Pollce descrlbed the dlsaster as the greatest In Cuban history. Hundreds of injured were being cared for in Im- provlsed hospitals and as trains came in from the provlnce bearlng the in- Jured It was estimated that the total death toll might reach 1,800. Mayor Umberto Rodrlguez of Cama- guey said his Information from Santa Cruz del Sur was that 1,500 were dead and that only 300 persons in the town escaped unscathed. The mayor said a 20-fot wall of water was driven five leagues inland by the terrific wind and that not a single house was standlng in the town. One survivor said many persons were washed Into the sea, Girl and Two Men Die in Plane Crash Boston.--Mlss Frances Burnett of Southboro and Boston, heiress to the Burnett vanilla millions; Frederick Lothrop Ames, millionaire society sportsman and aviator, and Frank Proul, clubman, were killed In a plane crash at Randolph. Chicago.Carl A. Bayer. sixteen-year- old student pilot, and hls sister, Anna, seventeen, wre killed when a borrowed plane In which the boy was showing his sister his skill as an aviator crashed from a height of 500 feet at Oak Lawn. Liberal Victory in Nicaragua Conceded Managua, Nlcaragna.--The election of Dr Juan B. Sacaea, the liberal can- dldate, as president of Nicaragua in the election was conceded by Presi- dent Jose Marie Moncada, who sup- ported the conservative candidate, Adolfo Dlaz. Brazil to Deport Chicago Flyer Seized as Rebel Rlo de Janeiro, BrazlL---Orton Hoo- ver, the Chicago aviator, who was ar- rested at Camps Grande on Decemher 11, durlng the recent Sao Paulo rebel- lion, will be deported to the United States. He has been detalned at Rio de Janelro since October 20.