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Weather Cloudy and slightly colder tonight; Thursday partly cloudy and colder. 'gfem^tta The Alert Merchants of Ogdensburg are advertising regu- larly in the Ogdensburg Journal. The ones who are getting the business and keeping It are advertising. Fig- ure It out lor yourself. , N. 4. Journal Established 1855 Republican Established 1830 OGDENSBURG, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1932. PRICE THREE CENTS Japanese Ptan to Bolster Military Force InManchuria Woman Lifer Freed PLANTOTMIN 100,000 MEN FOR SERVICE Modern Airplanes, Tanks and Heavy Guns Are Planned—Basic Changes To Be Effected in Mili- tary System Tokyo, Dec. 28—(AP) — Plans to bolster Japan's mili- tary strength in Manchuria •were announced today by the war office. Basic changes in the nation's entire military establishment and. its administration also were to be effected. Modern- ization of arms and equipment and the training of at least 100,000 officers and men in their use were important phases of the reform plan. More Fighting Equipment It was announced that, al- • though the number of units would he but slightly increased, the quality of equipment of Japan's forces in Manchuria would be greatly improved. More airplanes tanks, heavy guns and motoriz- ed units and improved methods of communication would be pro- vided. For this purpose, the forces remaining in Japan proper would he reduced as much as possible. Funds needed for the readjust- ment were included in the army's 44S,000,000 yen budget for 1933-34 announced November 25. (This is about p94,OOO,Q0.0). \ Th'e^waf office statement said, although the empire* was in the throes of a world depression, fur- ther postponement of army read- •justment was impossible \in view • of the present crisis.\ The war office declared its pur- pose was non-aggressive and that Japan was merely trying to close a gap by which it hitherto had lagged behind the military pro- gress of other world powers. A war office spokesman said Japanese forces in Manchuria at present were under 40,000 men but that readjustment in the course of the blennium will make the strength from 60,000 to 65,000 well-equipped troops. \Although Soviet Russia's at- titude toward Japan is at pre- sent entirely friendly, it is im- possible to forecast the future,\ the spokesman said. \Therefore we must bring our forces in Man- churia to a state of efficiency, modernization and mechanization, ocnial to that of the Red army.\ • SEEKING TO HALT GVE CROWDING OF SOVIET CITIE Moscow, Dec. 28—CAP)—A step to relieve the great over-crowding in the large cities of the Soviet Union had been taken .today with an order by the central executive committee for the immediate adop- tion of the passport as a means of identification for citizens. Every man and woman over 16 .hereafter must have a passport in '\• \which the holder will be classified according to the part he plays in the life of the state. The purpose is to weed out those classes such as.the Kulaks, or in- dependent farmers; disenfranchis- ed elements, criminals and others not engaged in recognized socially productive tasks or those not ac- tually necessary to the life of mrai- * icipalities, and gradually to force their exodus to the provinces to relieve the present serious housing and food shortages in all large cen- ~\ ters. The new order is applicable im- mediately in Moscow, Leningrad, Kharakov, Odessa,. Kiev and Vlad- ivostok, and later will he extended to the entire country. Those unable to produce the re- auired passports after compulsory municipal registration beginning in ten days will be subject to fines * and exile from the cities. NOW THAT'S SETTLED Steubenville, O.—Warnings of fire hazards In connection with the Christmas season, issued by Fire Chief Edward Green, were faithfully observed by everyone but firemen. The only blaze oc- , curred in a firehouse where fire- 'vThen, engaged in a controversy as to whether their Christmas tree was infla-imable, applied, a match to find out. I t was. f <S^- Gold Rush Under Way In Historic Mining Locality Victoria, B. C, Dec. 28—(AP) —A gold rush was under way today to the historic old mining locality between Cottonwood and Bakerville in the Cariboo district of. British Columbia. More than 150 claims have been located within the past two. or three weeks. Gold Commissioner J. P. Scar- lett at Bakerville has reported that such is the activity that the land upon which the mining of- fice stands, and the cemetery at Bakerville, have been staked t <S> PRESIDENT MAY TRAVEBYRAIL TO SPEED TRIP Hoover's Fishing Party, Still Fishless, To Move to Deep Sea Waters By John F. CHESTER With President Hoover in Flor- ida Inland Passage, Bee. 28 —(AP)—President Hoover's fish- ing party, thus far fishless, push- ed farther southward today to- ward the deep sea game fishing grounds off lower Flordia. Held to slow cruising yesterday afternoon because of shallow wa- ters in the Flordia east coast ca- nal, the president expected to make a Cecision by the time Day- tona Beach is reached today, whe- ther to take i train on south or continue aboard ship. In, any event, a refueling^ stop for the depleted Hoover fishing fleet was set for Daytona, with an immediate start onward to- ward Fort Pierce if the water transportation is to be continued. Coast guard officers accom- panying the presidential party have received reports of low wa- ter in the inland passage below New Smyrna, where the route op- ens into Mosquito Lagoon haul over canal and the Indian Riv- er. At the reduced speed ordered for the presidential flotilla yester- day, nearly two days would he required to reach Fort Pierce by water with Palm Beach still some distance away and the sail fishing grounds off Miami still farther removed. During the cruise from St. Au- gustine yesterday, speed was slowed at times to barely one mile an hour, with sailors heav- ing the sounding lead constantly to avoid running the TJ.S.S. Se- quoia, flagship of the flotilla, on a shoal. The route lay through a nar- row, winding passage at some points barely 50 feet from shore to shore. The department of com- merce yacht Kilkenny, which is of deeper draft than the Sequoia, at times came to an almost com- plete stop. One of the coast guard cutters accompanying the party haa min- or engine trouble during the day and turned back. Another boat was dispatched from Fernanclina, Fla., to replace it. ' During much of the day the president worked at an impre- vised desk on the Sequoia, giving consideration to war debt and other problems and answered mail placed aboard during a brief stop at St. Augustine. Man Loses Life In Hotel Fire Mr*. Bessie Shackford After serving 18 years in state's prison for the murder of her hus- band, Mrs. Bessie Shackford, 49, is shown outside the penitentiary gates at Concord, N. H., following her release. She killed her elder- ly husband in 1914, after becom- ing infatuated with a young man who worked on their farm. Sen- tenced to a lif e term, Mrs. Shack- ford was pardoned Christmas eve by Gov. John Winant, owing to excellent behavior while in prison. <S> What Congress Is Doing Today Senate In recess until Eriday. House Continues consideration of agriculture supply hill. <^- SEABURY URGES NEW CHARTER FOR NEW YORK Pittsburgh, Dec. 28—(AP)—One unidentified guest was asphyxiated,, another was seared by flames and three firemen were injured today when fire broke out in the Seventh Avenue Hotel in downtown Pitts- burgh. About 150 men, women and child- ren in various stages of undress escaped to the street, after being awakened by the hotel telephone operator, Ge'orge Hutter. The asphyxiation victim was found dead in a corridor on the fifth floor. His body was burned almost beyond recognition. He was about 60 years old. Dense clouds of smoke rolled from the building as excited guests, many of them near panic, raced down steps or fire escapes. Some, dazed by smoke, were led from the building. Fire Chief Richard L. Smith estimated the damage at $15,000. Move WouldfCut Cl&ws of . Tammany — Says Em- ^ ergerjey Requires -Prorript • Action to-Aid' the People New York, Dec. 28—(AP)—Sam- uel ' Seabury's farewell ' denuncia- tion on graft and waste signalled the start today of a new move to trim the claws of the Tammany tiger. Several civic organizations plan- ned a drive with Seabury's sug- gested new charter as their battle flag—to remake the.city govern- ment from the mayor's office to the white wing's broom and wrest away much of Tammany Hall's power. Sees Need of Relief Presenting his final report aft- er 28 months of prodding at the body politic, Investigator Seabury said conditions uncovered consti- tuted \a real emergency requir- ing prompt measures for relief from the legislature of the state.\ Summing xip the \cost of cor- rupt party government,\ he said the \selfish and unsocial motives of the group in control\ recently brought \what should be, finan- cially speaking, the strongest city in the world to the verge of de- fault.\' It was saved by bankers' loans after the city government agreed to slice $40,000,000 off the budget. He suggested passage by the legislature of a new charter to re- place the present voluminous one which in an annotated edition with supplements, makes a three- volume work weighing seven, pounds. Highlights among the changes he recommended were: A single city council, of a- bout 25 members, elected'by pro- portional representation to re- place the board > of • estimate, the board of aldermen and the sink- ing fund commission.-^' 2. Election of the mayor and comptroller on -a non-partisan ballot under a system, of prefer- ential voting; the mayor should be required to prepare an. execu- tive budget like the state's. 3. Abolish borough presidents' offices and vest their duties in a commissioner of public,works ap- pointed by the mayor; . consoli- date city departments into ele- ven, • including education. 4. Prepare -an administrative «ode to supplement the new char- ter. ' - 5. Create a commission of in- quiry to keep . close watch over all city departments and a non- partisan civil commission. 6. Employes of the • city. should be forbidden to take part in po- lities, except to vote. Influenza Kills 7 At Tupper Lake Tupper Lake, Dec. 2S—(AP)— Influenza has claimed the lives of seven local residents in the last 48. hours, including Mrs. Paul E. Martin, wife of the mayor, and Mrs. Marie Caruso, 91, one of the | village's oldest residents. SALES TAX OUT STATE LIQUOR VIOLATORS GO FREE AS DEMOCRATS TACKLE BUDGET Party Leaders Drive for Economy — Fixed Ex- penditures Under Scru- tiny — Beer Tax Drive Takes on Momentum Washington, Dec. 28— (AP) — Means for balancing the feder- al budget without resorting to the sales tax were sought anew to- day by the Democratic leader- ship in Congress. Emphasis was placed on econ- omy in appropriating govern- ment funds. Fixed expenditures amounting to more than a bil- lion dollars annually came under closer scrutiny. The drive to le- galize and tax beer took on ad- ded strength. These developments followed word from Albany that Presi- dent-elect Roosevelt was \horri- fied\ by published reports that he had endorsed the general manufacturers sales tax as a budget balancer. Previously house Democratic leaders had said they would ap- prove such a levy it necessary to even the government's income with expenditures.. But when Speaker Garner was informed, of Mr. Roosevelt's attitude, he said that \kills the sales tax for this session, anyhow.\ Carrying on the campaign tor quick passage of the major ap- propriation \bills the House .today continued consideration of the ag- riculture department supply mea- sure. This.was the third to come before it. Those three bills have been cut $425,724,000 under the current year and are ?33,637,000 less than the president's budget asked. The senate .was in. recess un- til Friday, but Chairman. Norris. of the senate judiciary committee attempted to musted a quorum of his group to begin formal consi- deration of the Collier 3.2 beer hill, which already has _ passed tie house. Meanwhile, a subcom- mittee of the judiciary group \was making a study of its constitu- tional phaseX\\^ — i \ lr ^- s ~^vis->rJ The Democrats have -mad* le- galized beer with a $5 tax ore each barr.el as main attacking point of their drive to balance the budget, enact economy, measures pass a farm relief bill and adopt a resolution -for\ repeal of the eighteenth amen.dmeirt and thus avoid the Immediate calling of a- special session after March 4, MAN AND WOMAN HELD IN BRUTAL MURDER OF GIRL Norwood, Mass., Dec. 28 — (AP)—A 50-year-old pedlar and a 38-year-old unemployed widower faced arraignment in Dedham District Court today In connection with the slaying of nine-year-old Aneayl Keras, whose body was found in the cellar of her home. Ahmeed Orsman, the widower, occupied a tenement in the Keras house. Aljie Orsman, the pedlar, lived nearby. Both, neither of whom is related, were charged with murder. Allie had been originally charg- ed with being an accessory. After several hours questioning, howev- er, Assistant District Attorney Edmund Dewing, of Norfolk coun- ty ordered the charge against the pedlar changed to murder. The body of the child, the daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Keras, was bound by a piece of rope in a burlap bag. It was hidden beneath a woodpile in what police describ- ed as Ahmeed's section of the cel- lar in the Keras house. The medical examiner had not yet reported on his autopsy but. police said it was apparent Anealy had been criminally as-\ saulted. Details r ipf the ' slaying, were withhllaV^emling the ^medical examiner's\ -report! .\ -.V. • '^ Steel-barred jail doors throughout the state of California open for violators of the Wright state liquor act, repealed by voters at the last election, as Gov. James Rolph hands out several hundred I Christmas presents in. the form ' of freedom. Sheriff Eugene Bix- . cailuz of Los Angeles county . warns his prisoners jprior to re- leasing them not to let their ex- , uberance bring them back. . Insull Wins Battle Against Extradition From Greece to U.S. Freed When Greek Court of Appeals Rejects Extradi- tion Petition — Report Further Proceedings Against Him in Greece Will Be Impossible Athens, Dec. 28—(AP)—Sarnuel Insull, liberated yester- day after the courts rejected a petition for his extradition to America, returned today to his note! from the hospital \where he was taken shortly after his arrest several weeks i^go, - - To Ren^Ttt.Hfnd*«rrf*e<y-—•—' \Thank God the truth was proved,\ he exclaimed to a corre- spondent as.he \went to luncheon. He said he would remain in Greece Indefinitely, living at the hotel for the time being until Mrs. Insull can come down from Paris. Chicago, Dec. 2S — (AP)—The fight to bring back Samuel Insull Sr.„ from Greece to the United States-to face his accusers is t o go on, but there was a big ques- tion mark.today as to the method of procedure. This was indicated by the pro- secution which accused the for- mer utilities czar of larceny and embezzlement on which the Greek court of appeals at Athens refused yesterday to order his extradition to the United States on the grounds that the deposi- tions failed .to support the allega- tions. ' i There was a possibility that State.'s Attorney Thomas J.\ Courtney would: ask the state de-^ partment at \Washington to ' re- quest the Greelr „ government to- deport Mr. Insull. to. some coun-. try. from which 'he ipight, be ex-' tradited,\ but,'lie,declined.,to' give' a'definite answer, to this phase of the*,case. . .\. ' Athens, Greece, Dec. 2S—(AP) —Further proceedings cannot\) •be 'taken in Greece against Sam- uel Insull on the. same charges' on which a court' ruled yesterday\ he was unextradita'ble,, a legal authority said today.. \ ] , The decision was binding on Greek executive authorities, .bar-\ ring them from, . further steps should they be so inclined, it was asserted. . , ' , By The Associated Press LOOK OUT, YE LONGHEADS Beloit, Wis.—America is get- ting to be a nation of roundheads. \In the process of intermar- riage of peoples the 'roundheads' dominate,\ says Professor Paul H. Nesbit of the department of anthropology at Beloit college. \In this way the 'roundheads' \are tending to stamp out the 'long- heads.'\ And the co-eds are no excep- tion. The professor looked at the heads of the female first-year stu- dents and found that nearly 80 per cent Of them were \roundheads.\ The professor's method of esta- blishing whether a person is a •roundhead' or a 'longhead' is by the \ratio between the length and width o<\the skull, referred to as an index. If the fraction is .75 or below the skull is a \\long- head.\ If it is .80 or more the sl&ll ' is classified as a head.\ \round- ELBOW GREASE DOES IT Battle Creek, Mich.r-R. J. Cort- lett and Sons, coal and lumber dealers, have a new building and a whole lot fewer unpaid bills on their books. Customers with un- paid bills were permitted to work them out wrecking the old plant and building the new. Some new customers even established credit that way. WHAT, IN JAIL? Joilet, III.—New Year's whoopee is going to be at a low ebb at Joilet .penitentiary for some of the inmates. Guards confiscated eight gal- lons of home brew made of fer- mented potatoes and concealed it in cans and bottles hung in ven- tilating shafts. FERRIES HAVING DIFFICULT TIME ON LAKE ONTARIO Rochester, Dec. 28—(AP)—Bat- tered by stormy waves, delayed by gales and even hauled out of the mud by locomotives—it's all in a winter's day work for the in- ternational car and passenger fer- ries on-Lake Ontario. Today the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad ferry Ontario No. 2 is shipping a new propeller in dry- dock at Coburg, Onfc., after the latest pf a series of stormy inci- dents that have overtaken the big lake steamer. She limped slowly out of Rochester yesterday with one propeller damaged after two locomotives had been sent to pull her off of a mud bar. - \That Lake Ontario,\ says Cap- tain C. E. Redfearm, \she's a fighter. The ocean itself can't be much worse than Lake Ontario in a 'winter storm.\ The-Ontario No. 2 plies regular- iiy .between- Rochester and Coburg, a* distance of 60 miles. On-Decem- ber\ 12 -she ran.\into the season's first s.torm. • ! . *•' Late at night, hours lovei'due, she had- -not reached Cobuirg and con- 'c§rn was felt. She finally arrived, six-hours late, at 2'a. mv, her pas- sengers weary from-tine tossing. '••\Winter gave us every kind of weather on thdt-trip,\.said Captain Redfearn\. -\Wind raiBi, snow and sleet.\ - Three days later another storm swept-the-lake, and ilhe. Ontario No. '2 was driven- 60 miles off her course. She reached Coburg 12 hours^late. - ' ' . -•> Last Monday another storm brought a . climax to the. vessel's troubles.. The captain decided not to subject her again to Lake On r tario's battering, and turned back toward . port. Almost • a . cable's throw from her dock, however, she was> swept UROU the mud bar. Thrashing, and straining, the 'ship was unable to work clear, Finally the coast guard passed cables- to two locomotives on a track nearby, and after working all day they hauled the vessel clear. Buffalo Woman Dies At Age Of 107 Buffalo) N. Y., Dec. :2S—(AP)— Buffalo's oldest resident, Mrs. Ann \Wilson who recently advised young people to \work hard and often if you desire to live long,\ is dead at the age of 107. A resident of this city for 91 years, Mrs. Wil- son came here in the days Buffalo was a frontier town from County Mayo, Ireland, crossing the ocean in a sidewheeler, propelled by steam in calm weather, but depend- ing on the wind for propulsion much of the time. Roosevelt Turns Thumbs Down on General Sales Tax France And Germany Sign Agreement Berlin, Dec. 28—(AP)—A Fran- co-German agreement continuing the principal features of the 1927 pact was signed today by Bernard Von Buelow, undersecretary for foreign affairs, and Ambassador Francois-Poncet of France. The agreement provides among other things for mutual revisions of certain tariffs as well as easing of Germany's stringent decree against taking or* sending more than 200 marks a month per person into a foreign land. An additional 500 marks a month will be permit- ted Germans traveling in France. 3 AGED WOMEN PERISH IN FIRE, MANY INJURED County Poor Farm Home Razed by Flames in Mich- igan — Victims Trapped Stanwood, Mich., Dec. 28—(AP) —Three aged women inmates were burned to death, a dozen per- sons received minor burns and cuts, and 30 more fled to safety early today when fire destroyed the Mecosta county poor farm home near here. The dead were identified tenta- tively as Lela Wilson, Rosetta Smith and Emma Waldon. Atten- dants at the poor farm who cai'- ried msny of the inmates to safety were unable to reach them on the second floor before the fire swept the entire- building. • ' - Of the inmates of the institu- ; tioh, at least a\ dozen Teceivsd,] : minor-injuries, as-they fled from the blaze which started it. the boiler room. They were removed to a hospital at Big Rapids for treatment and shelter. \An inmate, awakened at 1 a. m. by smoke, gave the alarm. Fire de- partments from Stanwood and Big Rapids responded, but the flames swept rapidly through the three- story brick building. , The three women, attendants said, were trapped in their rooms on the second floor. SOUTH AFRICA VIRTUALLY OFF GOLDSTANDARD Cape Town, Unipn of South Africa, Dec. 28 — (AP) — Finance Minister Havenga declared in an interview this morning: \We are virtually off the gold standard.\ Banks will have to \exchange on a new basis,\ he said. Commercial banks were dealing in exchange during the morning-at last Satur- day's- rates but transactions were limited to 50.pounds sterling. The Reserve, bank, however, was pre- pared to do business in amounts up to 100 pounds sterling. The government organ Die Vad- erland said today: \The Union has •been forced off the gold standard. We are in the same position as Great Britain was in September, 1931.\ . A dispatch from Pretoria, South Africa, said yesterday Premier Hertzog's cabinet decided to retain the gold standard and to stop the export of gold from the Union. An official statement said there had been abnormally large purchases on the exchange and withdrawals of gold for hoarding. In a later dispatch, last night, the South African government was quoted as denying any reported in- tention of going off the gold stan- dard and as using all means to combat influences which might lead to such a development. Old Hotel Razed In J>25,000 Fire Cohocton, N. Y., Dec. 28—(AP) — The five story Warner Hotel, long a Steuben County landmark, was destroyed by Are early today with a loss estimated at $25,000. • Andrew F. Adams, the owner, Was the only occupant. Apparatus from Naples, Maylaud, Atlanta and Avoca aided in the flght which seriously lowered the town water supply. Water was pumped from the Cohocton riverj half a mile away. a Mail and furnishings from the postoffice on the ground floor were the only articles saved. The build- ing also included the Warner op- era house. OPPOSED TO ITS PRINCIPLE Presdient - Elect's Friends Report His Attitude on Such a Plan—Concludes Confab With Davis Albany, N. Y., Dec. 2'8— (AP)—^-Friends of Presidents elect Roosevelt, who let it be known late yesterday that he •was \horrified\ at news re- ports that he had instructed Speaker John N. Garner to re- vive the general manufactur- ers* sales tax plan, have port- rayed Mri Roosevelt as oppos- ing any such principle of gen- eral sales taxatioki. Roosevelt Mum The. New York governor him- self remained silent today on the report which was issued from Washington by a news agency. Nor did he issue any comment on the declaration of Speaker Garn- er, the vice president-elect, that Mr. Roosevelt's opposition to the sales tax would \kill\ any at- tempt of- Congress to revive it \at this session anyhow\. Meanwhile his advisers reveal- ed for the first time what they said was his attitude toward the tax. They made it clear that'Mr. Rposevelt- considers sales tax plans as belonging to two cate- gories, the general - manufacturers sales tax .plan and the tax on special' commodities -such -as- the JederaT taxes now \being collected on gasoline and tobacco. In gen- eral, however, they indicated Mr. Roosevelt is opposed'to any sales tax principle. Mr. Roosevelt declined to say at his .press conference late yes- terday whether he would seek to influence the Democratic majjor- ity in the house regarding the sales tax proposal during the short session. The question of sales taxation was not discussed by the New' York governor during any of his speeches in • the presidential cam- paign. His position was revealed by his associates while he was in conference late in the day with Senator Robert Bulkley, Ohio \ i Democrat, a member of the sen- \j ate committees on commerce, . manufactures and currency- Reading the Washington report which his friends said \horrified\ him, Mr. Roosevelt said he had not been in touch with Speaker Garner since last week, when he invited the speaker to visit his home at Hyde Park soon after he .goes out of office as governor De- cember 31.- During the day Mr. Roosevelt concluded his- conversation with Norman H. Davis, who was sent by President Hoover as an Amer- ican; delegate to the disarmament conference at Geneva. Professor Raymond I. Moley of Columbia. University, one of Mr. Roosevelt's economic advisers, was present during part of the conversation with Davis, who outlined a plan for an approach to the restora- tion of world confidence based up- on disarmament. COL LINDBERGH'S SBTER-IN-LAW TO BE WEDDED TODAY Eng!ewood,'N. J., Dec. 28—(AP) —In a, simple ceremony, with only relatives and • a few intimate friends attending, Miss Elisabeth R. Morrow, daughter of the late Senator Dwight W. Morrow, will-\! he married today to Aubrey Neil Morgan of Cardiff, Wales. Dr. Carl H. Elmore, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Engle- wood, will perform the ceremony at 4:;30 p. m., a t the home of Mrs. Morrow here. Dr. Thomas Guthrie Speers, pastor of Brown Memorial Presbyterian church of Baltimore, will assist Dr. Elmore. Miss -Constance- C. Morrow, sis- ter \of-the bride, will be her only attendant and Brig. General J. J. Morrow, the bride's uncle, will be best man, Miss Morrow will be given away by her only brother, Dwight - W. .Morrow Jr. Miss Morrow who is a sister of Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh, met Mr. Morgan in London in 1930 when she was with her father at the London Naval conference. The couple's engagement was announc- ed last month. The Morgans will live in Wales,

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