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PLATTSBURGH DAILY PRESS \For Pittsburgh and Clinton County, First, Last and Always\ VOL. XXXVIII. No. 34. Plattsburgh, N. Y., Saturday, September 24, 1932 PRICE 3. CENTS. PREPARING TO MEET MONDAY Manchurian Issue Over- shadows AH DeVALERA PRESIDES Disappointed Those Who Expected to Hear Anglo-Irish Talk GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 23 . (ff)—The League of Nations coun- cil, preparing for a meeting of the League assembly on Monday, gave its attention today to matters of relatively minor importance, but behind the official proceedings the Manchurian issue over-shadowed everything else. • President Eamon de Valera of the Irish Free State presided and will preside as acting president When the assembly convenes. He disappointed spectators who had come expected him to inject the Anglo-Irish dispute into these dis- cussions. The council heard reports on the conflict between Bolivia and Para- guay over the Gran Chaco and devoted to set up a committee of three to cooperate in efforts to restore peace. Support was pledged to the work of neutral American republics which are trying to end the hosti- lities but the council agreed that the only legal instrument of peace binding both Paraguay and Bo- livia is the League covenant. At the request of Japan formal discussion of the Manchurian issue .has been deferred. The Lytton re- port ' on the Far East is being translated now, but it probably will not be published for another two weeks and; will not be presented to the assembly perhaps until Decem ber. This will give Japan time to study the document and to send a special representative from To- kyo. LODGE BOOKS ADMITTED IN DAVIS TRIAL Senator Charged With Vio- lating Lottery Laws AGENT TESTIFIES Theodore G. Miller Who Refused To Testify Previously Pro- duced Records NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (IP) —On court order overruling a recalci- trant witness' refusal, a contract and eight cardboard crates of re- cords and cancelled checks were produced as evidence today in the federal court room where Senator James J. Davis is on trial for vi- olating lottery laws. Then, as court attaches were piling the bulky boxes on court room tables, the prosecution ra- pidly elicited testimony from a United States department \of jus- tice agent, Jacob Heftier, that $100,000 of profits from the Moose 1930 charity ball and alleged lot- tery went to the Moose organiza- tion department. It is the government's contention the Pennsylvania senator was him- self the organization department of the fraternal order; his official title is director general. Theodore G. Miller, alleged head of the Moose propagation depart- ment who refused to testify pre- viously because he is also under indictment in the case, produced the records. Lightning Kills Boy Football Player NEW YORK. Sept. 23 (AP) —Eighteen boys in a football \huddle\ on the athletic field of Woodmce Acadmy were fell- ed by lightning today. One of them never regained conscious- ness and died a few hours lat- er. The hoys were holding \skull practice\ with Thomas N. Bar- rows, headmaster of their school on Long Island and al- so their coach. Some were backed up against a wire screen and they all had their heads together, their arms around each other, forming a perfect circuit for electric shock. Ambulance surgeons revived Barrows and all of the lioys but Edward Fox, 18, and John Jacobs, 11. Young Fox died but Jacobs was expected to recov- er. CURTIS OPENS HIS CAMPAIGN IN KENTUCKY Vice President Stresses Tariff and Agriculture ALSOTF. C. Congressman M. H. Thatcher Who Seeks Senate Post Also Speaks A copy of the contract read the jury set forth terms of agreement between Miller to INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION ONUPSWING Federal Reserve Beard States in Monthly Review DURINGAUG'UST HOPE FOR SWIFT AGREEMENT IN INDIA FAILS Gandhi Passes 78th Hour Without Food Employment Increase Brought >Abou( By Large Additions To Forces In Textile Mills WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (IP) — The federal reserve board in its the ! monthly industrial review, today and I said increased activity at textile Bernard C. McGuire, also- named | mills in August sent upward the in the indictments, on which the j government contends the charity ball and alleged lottery were con- ducted. It contained Miller's assertion fthat in making the contract he - The oontente of the report has had the \knowledge and consent' been guarded but it is believed to f of the supreme council of the Loy- be so worded as to leave room for argument by both China and Ja- pan. One of the most important questions it will raise, presumably is whether the League will employ the concerted action prescribed in the covenant for enforcing its will. From time to time while the Lyt- ton commission was in the Orient there were indications Japan might consider resignation from the League if the assembly should take, a firm position against the Japanese military policy in Man- churia. Some authorities here say this would be impossible, for a League member cannot legally withdraw while it is in default of its en- gagements, and a member in good standing can retire only after two years notice. It is predicted in some quarters that Japan will not withdraw but will continue its objections the manner In which the League had proceeded on the Manchurian question, and that Japan will con- tinue to ignore the rulings of the League. These questions, in the opinion of many authorities are the out- standing issues before the League at the moment, of the gravest im- portance for the future of the League and the peace of the •world. Sir John Simon, head of the British delegation, called tonight on Foreign Minister Von Neurath of Germany, seeking to bring him back into the disarmament con- ference. Before and after the visit he conferred with Joseph Paul- Bouncour, the French representa- tive, Both declined to comment and there was an impression that the deadlock: over Germany's demand for arms equarlty remains very ob- stinate. WHITEHALL WOMAN DIES FROM BURNS WHITEHALL, N. Y., Sept. 23. (IP) —Mrs. Irving Wood, 24, died to- night in a hospital at Tlconderoga from burns caused by fire which de- stroyed her home and that of a neighbor. The fire began when Mrs. Wood poured gasoline on the kitch- en fire, believing the fluid was kero- sene. Fire Chief John O. Inglee was burned on both hands while fight Ing the fire, volume of industrial production considerably more than the usual amount. Wholesale prices advanced dur- ing August, and the general lev- el prevailing in one first three weeks of September was higher than in recent months, while em- , ployment at factories increased al Order of Moose and its direc- s u g htly more than usual. The tor-general, James J. Davis.\ j board said the industrial output The prosecution had predicted it incr ease in August was 2 per cent would make this point to prove j O f the 1923-25 average. Miller was in effect the agent of Davis in the project. The defense has indicated it will contend Davis knew about the charity balls but was ignorant of a drawing for cash prizes in con- nection with them. Heftier, the government agent, said the records he examined show ed the propagation department took in $1,057,728.75 from the 1930 charity ball, of which only $150,000 went to the Mooseheart Charitable Orphanange, and $100,000 to the organization department in' three checks. The checks were made out to the organization department, he said and endorsed over to the Fidelity Trust Company of Pitts- burgh by Fred W. Jones, treasurer j of the department, and also said by the government to be an agent of Davis. Then followed rapid testimony by the agent that Miller, McGuire and Rodney H. Brandon former supreme dictator of the lodge got sizable \cuts\ from the profits. The agent said records showed that the 1931 charity ball brought $1,217,175.24. Of this amount, he said dis- bursements included $150,000 to profits; $100,000 to Mooseheart; $106,600 to McGuire of which he said $100,000 was profit; $79,737 to Miller, of which $60,000 was profit and $409.78 to Vincent Johnson, who previously entered the trial story as connected with the pro- pagation department. He explained that the $750,000 figure for McGuire's share from the 1930 project was \all profit\ but that a total of $190,198.89 was turned over to him. Miller's $32,- 745.43 was only about half profit to him, he said. ALBANY, N. Y.. Sept. 23 (JP) — Alexander J. Smith, 50, a lecturer on Irish affairs, died late today in the garage of his home, of carbon monoxide poisoning. His wife heard the motor of his automo- bile runnng behind the closed ga- rage doors, and discovered Mr. Smith dying. Mr. and Mrs. Smith came to Albany five years ago from the Island of Valencia, Ire- land, where they were married. \Activity at cotton, woolen, silk and rayon mills increased from the low level of other recent months by considerably more than the usual amount and there was also a substantial increase in ac- tivity at shoe factories,\ the board said. \Output of automobiles, how ever, declined further and produc- tion in the steel and lumber indus tries showed none of the usual seasonal increase in August. Dur- ing the first three weeks of Sep- tember there was a slight advance in steel output.\ The board found that the em- ployment increase was brought about by large additions to work- ing forces in textile, clothing and leather industries while in the au- tomobile tire and machinery In- dustries and at sar building shops the number iinployed decreased further. ATTEMPT TO FIRE SCHOOL FRUSTRATED Night Watchman at Elm St. School Makes Discovery CAN OFGASOLINE Three Youths Near Side of Build- ing Flee Upon Seeing Watchman What police believe was an at- tempt' to fire the Elm Street School last evening was frustrated by the night watchman. About eight o'clock the night watchman came out of the cellar and started wfalkin'g |around the building. He noticed three youths near the west side of the building and the trio upon seeing him drop- ped a can and fled. The watchman called police head BOWLING GREEN. Ky., Sept. 23 (/PI—The Republican campaign in Kentucky got under full sway today when Vice-President Charles Curtis and Congressman Maurice H. Thatcher of Louisville address- ed a gathering of western Kentcky followers in the armory auditorium here. After their speeches, Mr. Curtis and Thatcher, who is seek- ing the senatorial seat now held by Alben W. Barkley, Democrat, left for Hopkinsville for adresses tonight. The auditorium, which has seatin groom for only 800 persons, j was packed to the doors and an overflow crowd stood outside. Agriculture, the tariff and the reconstruction finance corporation were stressed by the vice-presid- ent, who is seeking re-election with President Hoover. Thatcher touched on prohibition, the econo- mic depression, the tariff and la- bor. Declaring agriculture and manu- facturing are mutually dependent on each other and are without conflict of interest, Curtis said the two ''should go hand in hand.\ \The one enriches the other, the one trades with the other; there is no conflict of interest,\ he de- clared. Speaking In that part of Ken- tucky which depends largely for a livelihood on agriculture, tobacco, livestock, stone quarrying and oil, the vice-president had an atten- tive audience. After passing President Hu>verV moves to stabilize currency when Great Britain went off the gold standard, Curtis told his hearers: \Impair or destroy our ability to manufacture, strike down any of our great manufacturers, and the farmer would be the first to seri- ously feel the loss. Dismiss the army of operators from work shops and send them to great unoccupied and fertile lands of the west, and the farmer would not only lose just so many consumers or cus- tomers, but more than that, he would find them among his com- petitors in the field of produc- tion\. Since the World War, he con- tinued, Congress has been trying to. solve the farm problem, but much remains to be done. For years, he said, he believed a national cooperative system would help solve the problem. \Such a system, properly or- ganized and conducted, would en- able the farmer to get a better price for his products and at the same time do no injury to those who deal honestly in buying and selling farm products, while pro- tecting the farmer against those who will not give him a square deal,\ he added. \I have not commented on Gov- ernor Roosevelt's farm relief plan,\ Curtis said, \because he has submitted none. He refers to sev- eral plans that have been discuss- ed for years and leaves them for further discussion.\ The president's running mate then told of the work of the re- constructio nflnance corporation, explaining that it had relieved 3,- 600 banks and trust companies, a large number of them in compar- atively small communities. Thatcher, stating that he is dry in his personal attitude to- ward prohibition, said he stood on the prohibition plank of the Re- publican platform. An enthusiastic reception was given here when the vice-presid- ent arrived, and another was ar- ranged at Hopkinsville. Prom Hop kinsville, Curtis and Thatcher will go to Louisville for a few hours of conferences tomorrow before leaving for Danville and Lexing- ton, where they are to speak to- morrow afternoon and night. quarters and Officer Clifford Flem- ming was sent to the scene. When the patrolman reached the school, the watchman handed him a five LEADERS CONFERRING Began Hunger Strike to Prevent To Prevent Separate Electo- rate For Untouchables Baby Found Playing With Rattlesnake TULSA, Okla., Sept. 23 (AP) —Betty Lou McCarrolI, just sixtoje nmnoths old, found a new playmate on the floor of her ho.me at Bixby, Okla. An agonized mother found the baby playing with a small rattlesnake, which was killed. Physicians said the child would recover from a bite on the hand. COOLIDGE MAY HEAD RAILROADS National Railway Commis- sion POONA, India, Sept. 23 (JP) — Disquieting news that the Mahat- ma M. K. Gandhi had taken a sharp turn for the worse came from Yeroda jail tonight after the nationalist leader had gone for 82 hours without food in pi'otest against the electoral system devis- ed for India nlegislatures by the British government. The Mahatma was afflicted with nausea and giddiness. His voice was becoming more feeble and it was with difficulty that he kept his eyes open. Physically he was distinctly weaker. The news of his condition re-j ROOSEVRT OUTLINES NEW INDIVIDUALISM Addresses Commonwealth Club, Non Political Organ- ization of Businessmen TRANSPORTATION Commission to Make a Thorough Study of Problems NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (IP) —For- mation of a National Railway com mission .headed by former Presi- dent Calvin Coolidge, was tmder- stoo din Wall street today to have been virtually completed and a for mal announcement was expected within the next few days. The commission, which is to make a thorough study of the national transportation problem with the view of later recommend- ing congressional action to eradi- SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23 (JP) [ cate the existing sore spots, is to —Governor Roosevelt, Democratic j be sponsored, it was said, by the presidential candidate, addressing! Na tional Association of Mutual the commonwealth club, non-po- litical organization of businessmen suited taa^uddenTrightened'da'sh! to the jail on the part of political leaders representing the caste Hin- dus and the untouchables, who were conferring about electoral scheme of their own in the hope that It might prove acceptable to the Mahatma. The particular point in the Brit- ish electoral scheme to which the Mahatma objected is the establish ment of separate electorates for the depressed classes. The repre- sentatives of the untouchables and the caste Hindus had reached a point when they went to the pri- son tonight at which the Mahat- ma's advice was imperative. The feeble and wasted mystic re- ceived them, heard their stories and made suggestions of his own. The meeting took place under a Mango tree in the prison yard and Tutted 40 minutes. The negotia- tions will be resumed tomorrow. Strong hopes were expressed that it would be possible tomorrow to sign an agreement and cable it immediately to Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald. The effect of this optimism was clearly visible in Mr. Gandhi. Call ing upon his reserves of nervous energy, he threw off his earlier weakness and conversed excitedly with his intimates until a late hour. Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru has sub- mitte da compromise plan which calls for joint electorates for the higher caste Hindus and the untouchables with safeguards for the later. Both sides have agreed on that part of the plan which concerns primary and final elec- tions for untouchable representa- tives to legislatures. The spokesman for the untouch- ables, however, insists on the pro- vision of fimds for educational fa- cilities, the right of appeal to the viceroy and appointment of un- touchables in the government ser- vice. i sume the function of economic regulation only as a last resort, The faot that the three boys fled upon seeing the night watchman and dropped the can of gasoline convinces the police that an at- tempt had been made to fire the gallon can of gasoline which one j school which is of wooden struc- of the boys had dropped. > tare. Savings Banks, other large finan- cial institutions, insurance compa- nies and important public organi- zations. While the details of teh propos- to be tried only when private Ini- ( e(J i n <j U j ry are t> e i ng ra ther close- tiative, inspired by high respon- j y guarded, it was variously re- sibility, with such assistance and ported that agreement balance as government can give,] has finally failed.\ \I feel that we are coming to hod reached on the following: been 1 The commission will be non- partisan and free in every respect a view through the drift of ourj and wil l a(! t upon lts own i ntia . legislation and our public think-! tive in conducing the railway in- ing in the past quarter century that private economic ipower is, to enlarge an old phrase, a public trust as well,\ asserted the candi- date. \I hold that continued enjoy- ment of that power by any indi- vidual or group must depend up- on the fulfillment of that trust.\ Mr. Roosevelt added: \The men who have reached the summit of American business life know this best; happily many of these urge WEATHER Eastern New York: Fair Satur- day and Sunday; cooler Saturday. General Temperature NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (IP)— Maxi- mum temperatures and weather conditions at 16 United States cities today: Albany—78—Part Cloudy Atlantic City—76—Cloudy Boston—80—Clear Buffalo—68—Clear Chicago—62—Clear Denver—72—Cloudy Miami—84—Clear Minneapolis—66—Clear New Orleans—86—Clear New York—82—Cloudy Philadelphia—88—Cloudy San Antonio—78—Cloudy San Francisco—72—Clear Savannah—84—Clear St. Louis—72—Clear Washington—86—Rain quiry. 2. The commissioners will re- ceive no salaries nor other com- pensation fo rtheir work but will contribute their services as a pub- lic duty. , , 3. The railroads themselves will have no part in the formation of] the commission nor its activities and will be asked to furnish in-j formation only, through testimo^ ny and statistics. 4. The commission will partlcu- is „ , . > representing rio one organization' The New York governor made Q ^j party . that Xdamen- his first public appearance since ft jg QR feeha]f he arrived last night at the com- pubUo an(J ^ thousands „, se . monwealth luncheon. He ™^ holders effected by the op- speak a second time at ta Ci* erations rf ^ cKBJm Auditorium at 8 p. m. tonight Af- 5 The e s terward he mil entram for LOB' be pmmed by ^ J.^ Angeles. . J sponsoring organizations, and the \Every man has a right to Me,; lnitial smn to ^ j and this means that he also has*., ,._ _ a right to make a comfortable liv- ing,\ Roosevelt told his lunc audience of 1,200, all men. purpose may be as much as j 000 .although this has not been ac- tually decided. WIRE BRIEFS WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (IP) — An earthquake, described as ra- ther sharp and centered about 5,- 500 miles from Washington in an'' unascertained direction, was rec- orded today on Georgetown Uni- versity seimographs. WOMAN MILK < FARMER BEGINS OWOIQUIRY Find Out Why She and Neighbors Cannot Make a Living ••; NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (#)— S scientific woman farmer from up* per New York state came to the city today to find out first-hand why she and her neighbors can- not make a living in the dairy business. Mrs. Kirk H. Mers, of Baldwins- ville, N. Y.—B. S. al Cornell and M, S. at Iowa State College— re- counted what she had found arid what she knew before she came ta a suite of the Hotel Algonquin. Back home in Onondaga county, she said, the farmer was receiv- ing one and a half ents a quart for milk that W\ 1 - selling here for 12 to 15 cents a quart. The farm- er's selling pritv lias been stabile ized at 5 cents a quart, she re- called, and the Cornell School ot Agriculture had fixed 6 cents as the lowest figure at which the, cost of productio ncould be met. \The farmers are in a bad way] in my locality,\ she said. \The milk check, the one thing they da pend on for running expenses, is going down so rapidly it seems to be approaching the vanishing point. \I think the only salvation lot the farmer is to increase the price of milk. Failing that. I think a large percentage of farmers will soon be off the farms and depend- ing on the government for thels daily bread and butter.\ Mrs. Myers, here at the behest of hte emergency committee of the New York milk shed, opened her accounts to support her con- tention that the price of milk must be stabilized at a legitimate mark or hundreds of farmers in her own county will be forced to the wall this winter. She and her husband Mntlj! own and operate a 200 acre plafc 10 miles north of Syracuse. They bought the land at $30,000 in 1920 and have added $10,000 in tha most modern equipment since. They haev a herd of 28 milk atfro now and their products are ex- pected to defray the fixed charges of a family of four. Of late their milk check bai averaged $90 net profit a month. Their fixed charges for a similar period amount to at least $120. SIMLA, India, Sept. 23 (JP) — The British government banned from India today the book \The Strange Little Brown Man, Gand- hi,\ by F. B. Fisher, published in New York, no translation, reprint or substantial reproduction will be allowed in the country. LONDON, Sept. 23 (IP) — The Prince of Wales will visit north- ern Ireland in November to rep- resent the king at the opening of the new parliament buildings at Belfast, it was officially 'announc- ed tonight. NAPLES, Italy, Sept. 23 (IP) — Former Mayor James J. Walker, of New York, decided today to sail Sunday for Genoa where on Tues- day he will embark on the new It- alian liner Rex which will take him home again. RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 23 (IP) —A woman identified only as \Santa Dica\ was reported today in federal dispatches from the nor them front to be leading, federal volunteers against the Sao Paulo GANANOQUE, Ont., Sept. 23 (IP) rebelS- —Plans for construction of an \ international bridge over the St. CHICAGO, Sept., 23 (#).—Repub- Lawrence river advanced another lican National campaign headquor- stage today when engineers start-ters announced tonight Elihu Root, ed a survey of the Canadian ter- former secretary of state, has ac- minal's site. The proposed struc- cepted the position of honorary ture would span the river be- president of the National Hoover- tween Ivy Lea, Ont., and Collins Curtis Lawyers' Association and Landing, N. Y., a short distance will take an active part in the west of Alexandria Bay. campaign. MILK SHORTAGE INN.Y.CTTY THREATENED NEW YORK, Sept. 23. (IP)— New York City was threatened tonight with stoppage of the stream of milk flowing in from upstate at the rate of nearly 4,000,000 quarts a day. The emergency committee of the New York Milk Shed, reputed to represent 1,500,000 dairymen in New York, New Jersey, Vermont and Pennsylvania, has been informed that producers in various sections CITY FATHERS MET LAST NIGHT At the meeting of the Common Council held last evening, Mayor Leander A .Bouyea presiding, Peter Blessing, a former sergeant in the Twenty-sixth Infantry regimental band, appeared before the Council with the request to form a city band comprised of boys too old for the Plattsburgh boys band and other musicians. He stated that he had already organized a band in Au- Sable Forks and Ticonderoga. Mr- Blessing in his request wanted the city to partially spoisor the band and furnish some of the equipment, of this state have vowed to strike j Mr. Blessing was informed that unless independent wholesalers cease cuttng prices and the price is stabilized at a living minimum. George N. Alton, secretary of the committee, was conferring with de- legations of farmers and negotiat- ing with independent dealers in an attempt to avert the stoppage of from 35 to 40 per cent of the daily supply to this point. \We are trying to do everything we can to prevent a strike\ he said. \But the farmers are desper- it would be impossible for the city to-pay any of the expenses. Local law No. 5 was adopted which provides that taxes unpaid on the tax roll grants the respective own- ers an additional period of 30 days without fee. Instead of the survey being made on September 1st it will be made on October 1st. ter area, pledged that \matters will be satisfactorily adjusted.' The larger wholesalers were less ate. They have been reading about pessimistic than the farmers re- the western strikes and we don't' presentatives. Sheffield Farms ant! know if we will be able to hold them; cipated no interruption of their sup in line.\ jPty an d Borden's said there was He expected the crisis would come before Monday, he said, on the basis of the ultimatum served no serious danger of a shortage, a wholesale price of a cents .. ana a WJ10lesa i e pMce or a cents h L ! m lll™ ee \\L! J I™ 6 ^. 51 !> quarfc - Ttx™ Slms ia Brooklyn Adams Center giving the United Milk Products Company, which wholesales the bulk of milk in the were said to be buying at as low as one and a half cents and selling at 4, 5 and 6 cents. From Buffalo, came a statement Brooklyn area, 24 hours to increase - its buying price. from Senator Parley A. Pitcher, W. A. Barshee, president of Unit- chairman of the legislative commtt- ed, telegraphed from the midwest | tee investigating the situation, to that he would be in Pierrepont Ma nor Sunday for a conference, and Harold A. Wilder, manager of two United plants in the Adams Cen- tlie effect that the state could do little to help the farmers because theirs was \more an economic prob lem nan a legislative one.\ • . | \-•r \•

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