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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. ,50 NO. 197.
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OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1921!
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J. B. Howell, Afler Boasting
Smith Not Opposed to II. R.
No. 1, "Astounded"'
Committee Has Hearing
Lincoln, Fob. 1. (Special.)
Astonishment, anger, and chagrin
registered successfully on the face of
K. '. Howell, manager of the Oma
ha Metropolitan water district, at
a hearing today before the commit
lee on cities and towns when J. A.
C. Kennedy counsel for the Nebras
ka Tower Co.. read a letter from
Mayor Ed P. Sn.im of Omaha de
claring the mayor's absolute opposi
tion to house roll No. I. the water
district's electric light bill.
Time and again at the hearing
todav and at a hearing last week
Howell, with his arm extended and
his finger pointed at officers and
attorneys for the Nebraska Power
Co., shouted: "You will .never get
the mayor of Omaha to take any
hand in legislation against this bill
. . , . i , .. "
tins year as lie uici two ycais au.
Tt was the third utterance of this
defi today which brought Kennedy
to his feet.
"I will read for the benefit of Mr.
Howell and members of the commit
tee a letter from Mayor Smith to
- Representative T. B. Dysart," Ken
Mayor Against Bill.
Howell drew hack astounded.
Various expressions flashed with
machine gun rapidity across his face.
The large audience which filled the
room was tittering, with many ap
plauding. Finally, Howell grinned
lor just a second. Then, he leaned
against a desk and his fingers nerv
ously playing on his lips, as Kennedy
'read one driving argument after
another of the mayor of Omaha
against house, roll No. 1.
. Briefly the mayor's letter covered
Omaha wouldn t profit as a
whole with two competing plant
where city council already has
power to regulate rates.
To create a competing plant
would entail years of expenses and
the tearing up of paved streets for
' conducts, at a great cost to tax
. The water board might cut rates
to big downtown ' concerns and
force the Nebraska Power Co. to
serve the small property owners,
as the water board couldn't, and
thereby force the company to raise
ratei to small property owners..,
II. R. No. 1, would force city
' to get street lighting juice from
the water board, no matter what
the competing: .rate might be. ,
"I admit I am astounded," Howell
Then he indulged in scathing de
nunciation of Mayor Smith's alleged
(Turn to rae 8ven. Column Bte.)
Berger Scores Wilson
For Refusal to Grant
Pardon to Eugene Debs
Milwaukee, Feb. 1. Criticizing
, President Wilson for refusing to
commute the sentence of EugciK V.
Debs, Victor L. Berger, in a state
ment issued, expressed hope that the
new administration would take
favorable action in the socialist
cases in general.-
"The decision of the supreme
court in the Chicago socialist cases
shows that there are signs of sanity
returning to some of the depart
ments of our government," he said.
' "Sanity will not return to the White
House, however, so long as Wood
row Wilson holds sway there.
"It is not too much to expect,
nevertheless, that the 4iew national
administration will sec the prosecu
tion of the socialists m general a Ha
of Eugene V. Debs in par.icutor, in
the proper light."
Japanese to Fight.
V ; . Alien Property Bill
" Lincoln, Feb. 1.--(SpeciaD The
alien property bill, similar to the
California law, introduced by Repre
sentative E, S. Davis of Lincoln
county, will be considered before the
house" judiciary committee Thursday
Copies of letter written to Rep
resentative Davis from A. S. Allen,
county clerk, relative to large quan
tities of land owned in Lincoln
cotinty by Jnpanesc and charging
members of that race with dodging
personal taxes were placed on desks
. of members todiy bv Davis.
It was reported that Japanese will
appejr before the committee to plead
for their property rights.
Union Foundry for 30 Years
Adopts '"Open Shop" Policy I
Deafer. Feb. 1. The Queen City i
foundry of Denver, a union shop for '
,0 years, today began operations as
:,n "open shap" under police pro
tection, according to an announce
.iiicnt by George' Cordingly. general
..manager. The action taken by the
Queen City company will be fol
lowed by nearly all the foundries in
the state, according to officials of
the Colorado Foundrymen's associ
ation. Murderer Escapes From
Utah State Penitentiary
C ,1. 1.1. -:.. T?..l.' 1 C 1. A
- odii i-ahe vuy, fi'U. i. i iauh. uc
jPratio. convicted in 1916 of com
jp plicity in the murder of Eugene
Allen, a grocer at Bingham, Utah..
l V P. 11 Hi 111. VV1 IVS UlBtH.
k the sentence being later commuted
to life imprisonment and last
f , November tc five years imprison
ment, escaped from the state prison
last night. .
Text of Mayor
Omaha Chief Executive
Transferring. Municipal Electric Light Po?
From City Council to Water Board.. ,
Lincoln, Feb. 1. (Special.)
Mayor Ed P. Smith's letter to Rep
resentative Dysart, in which the
Omaha chief executive declared his
opposition to House Roll No. 1, the
metropolitan water district's elec
tric light bill, follows: . ,
"Two years ago, when a similar
measure was before the legislature,
I took somewhat of an active part
in opposing it, but because of the
pendency before Hie city council of
the application of thc Nebraska
Power company for an increase in
rates, I have thought it proper to
take no active part in the contro
versy at this time. But since you
ask my opinion, I see no reason why
I should not give it.
"I believe in municipal ownership
of public utilities such as the electric
light plant, and when the time is ripe
for the city to take over this plant,
either by purchase or condemnation,
I. will lie in favor of its acquisition
bv the city. As long as it is operated
by private ownership, I am in favor
of strict regulation of its rates, but
I do not favor House Roll No. 1
for the following reasons:
Evils of Duplication.
"First: Where the power to regu
late exists in the city council, as it
now does, I do not believe the city
of Omaha would profit by having
two separate organizations or com
peting companies furnishing the
same service to the people. I do
not believe it would be beneficial to
Omaha to have two street car com
panies, two electric light companies,
or two gas companies, each
occupying our streets and com
peting with each other for business.
We learned by experience that two
telephone companies were neither
desirable nor profitable. Two com
panies, each seeking to perform the
same public service, will necessarily
result in a duplication of equipment
Crown Forces in
Youth Killed 'in Dublin When
Auxiliary Police Fire
On Congregation Leav
By JOHN LESTER.
CMeaco Tribune Cable, Cpvrrll t, 19!t.
Dublin, Feb. 1. Col. Maurice
Moore, who commanded the Lon-
pughtraogerj in the.. South African
war, was arrested by the military" at
his home in Dublin today.
In recent years the colonel has
taken an active interest in the na
tionalistic movement, and was con
nected with the nationalist.volunteers
ia the early days of the war. He is
a brother of George Moore, the fa
Lord Diuisany will be court-mar
tialed this week charged with al
leged illegal possession ot ammuni
tion. The king's bench today unani
mously decided that they were pow
erless to stop the execution of Jos
eph Murphy, condemned to hang in
Cork jail. But the bench held that
the court-martial had erred in bar
ring the examination of military wit
nesses on testimony previously given,
and recommended that Murphy be
given air opportunity to make further
application under the army act, and
that a reasonable time be granted
for this purpose. . Murphy's execu
tion, at present, is fixed for tomor
row morning. - '
Bloodhounds were used in Dublin
yesterday by crown forces following
the finding of a man's cap at the
scene of an attack on military at
Tercnure. The hounds took auxiliary
police on a long trail, in which they
crossed two thoroughfares, the scent
finally ending at a vacant house,
with no results.
When the congregation was leav
ing the Catholic cathedral in Dublin,
last night, a half dozen shots were
tired by auxiliary police. Thomas
Ivory. 13, who was standing near the
cathedral steps, w as shot through the
brain and instantly killed. .
Dissolution of Eastman
Kodak Company Ordered
Buffalo, Feb. 1. Federal Judge
Hazel entered an order in the case
of the United States against the
Eastmas Kbdak company under the
Sherman anti-trust law. directing
the dissolution of some of the com
pany's lines. The corporation with
drew its appeal , to the supreme
court yesterday. '
- The decree 6rd.-rs.the sale of the
Premo factory and the Century,
Folmer and ' Schwing factory in
Rochester and the Aristo plant in
Jamestown. These lines represent
an investment of approximately $3,
786.000 and the total sales in them
in 1920 totalled more than $7,000,000,
it was said.
Woman Serving Life,
Freed by Confession of
Another, Dies in Pen
Raleigh, N. C. Feb. 1. Sarah
Wyckoff. 76, is dead today in the
.state prison after -12 years' imprison
ment, during which she five times
declined a pardon, after she had
lived to learn that a death bed con
fession had completely exonerated
her from the charge for which she
Forty-two years ago Sarah Wyck
off entered the state prison to
serve a life sentence, as the convict
ed accomplice in the murder of her
husband in the mountains of North
Carolina. The convicted principal,
a negro,' was hanged. Three years
ago irom the mountains came wtrd
that a deathbed confession had ab
solved the woman of connection
with the tragedy.
Tells Why He Opposes'
and a duplication of overhead ex
pense, all of which must ultimately
be paid bv the consumers.
"Second: For the water lioard to
lay conduits and wires throughout
the entire city, would take years of
time and tremendous expense and
would be a waste of money; to lay
these conduits and wires through
out the business section of our city
(and all admit there is where they
would first seek to furnish light
and power), would necessitate the
tearing up of miles of pavement at
very great cost to the taxpayers of
.the entire city, to say nothing of the
annoyance resulting therelrom, and
only a small portion of our taxpay
ers could hope to profit thereby if
the service were furnished only to
the downtown district.
Who. Would Profit?
"Third: If the water board fur
nished light and power at reduced
rates to the downtown district', as
it is probable they would, the big
downtown stores, the large hotels,
'and the office buildings would be
the ones that would profit by this
reduction in rates; but to take that
business away from the Nebraska
Power company, leaving it with the
same investment, the same under
ground system of distribution and
practically the same overhead ex
pense that it now has, might so de
plete its revenues that an increase in
rates to remaining consumers would
"Under those conditions, that in
crease would fall on those in the
outlying business districts, the
smaller stores away from the busi
ness center of the city, and on the
people who use electricity for light
ing thejr homes. The department
stores, big hotels,' office buildings
and large consumers of electricity
for advertising, might, profit by
fTurn to Face Six, Column Two.)
Farmers Will Be
Asked to Donate i
Corn for Relief
Nebraskaus Urged to Help in
Contributing 500,000 Bush
els of Grain for Hungry
The starving kiddies of Armenia
hold out their hands to the world,
begging piteously for food. The
farmers of Nebraska have been giv
en. an opportunity, to fill those little, ;
scrawney hands with food by donat
ing corn for their relief. .
Dr. J. E. Kirby, Des Moines, rep- j
resenting the National Near East Re
lief council in Illinois. Iowa, Ne
braska, Kansas and Missouri, was in
Omaha yesterday conferring with
D. Burr Jones, state secretary and
director of the. Near East Relief
Today they will ask all farmers
of Nebraska to help in donating o00.
000 bushels of corn to be converted-
into corn food products to be
shipped to orphanages, hospitals and
hungry kiddies in the near east.
Last week Dr. Kirby directed the
shipping of 160 tons of corn to
Constantinople, where it will be dis
tributed through the famine district.
All Corn Used for Food.
All corn donated by the farmers
in this district will be used as food.
Not one pound will be sold. Dr.
D. Burr Jones will handle all the
shipments of corn and will furnish
any information to farmers inter
ested in the proiect. His office is
at 321. Railway Exchange building,
All corn donated, from western
Iowa and Nebraska will be convert
ed into edible ci-reals by the Miller
Cereal Co. of Omaha. The cost of
conversion. 15 cents a bushel, trans
portation and shipping to Armenia
will be born by the relief com
mission. ' ;
All farmers, who can donate
enough corn to make up a carload,
are asked to notify D. Burr Jones
in Omalia and be will direct ship
pin? to Omaha.
The corn in each car should cither
be all yellow or all white, and does
not require sacking.
When it has been milled, it is
put through a process which extracts
the greater portion of moisture. It
is then sacked in 10-pound sacks and
thesei sacks wrapped in burlap for
President Howard of the Ameri
can Farm Bureau is heartily in fa
vor of disposing of the excess corn
supplies of the 1 middlewest in' this
manner. He has appointed Cai!
Vrooman, former assistant ferretary
of agriculture, to represent the na
tional farm bureau in making the
anneal for corn to the farmers.
4 lie jio.n i iu Kl i" Cci iuau oi
eorn from Nebr&sVa within the next
five or six weeks. Dr. Kirby says.
The corn product.-, when hipped
Ti.. :.. ,. . inn i j
to Armenia go to feed 112.000 starv
ing children in 222 ornhanapes and
the inmates of oO hospitals. Besides
these institutions there arc several
hundred feeding station and 100,000
Russian refugees who fled into Ar
menia when. General Wrancrle's
armv was destroyed, to he supplied.
There are 600 American men and
women in Armenia directincr the
work of relieving the hunger of Jews
and Christians of the famine-stricken
Montana Copper Company
To Suspend Operations
Butte. Mont.. Feb. 1. Zinc onera
tions of the Anaconda Copper Min
ing company, will be suspended to
night, according to an annouccment
by the company.
Seven hundred men'. 400 of them
at Great Falls, and 300 in its smelter
here, will be affected. Accumulation
of large stocks of zinc was the rea
son assigned for the shut-down. -
Stenographer Jumps to Her
Death From Douglas Street
Bridge to Missouri River t
Brother Explains Cause
: In the icc-covorcd waters of the
Missouri river the final chapter in
another broken romance was writ
ten at 7:20 yesterday morning.
While employes of the smelter
stared amazed a girl calmly climbed
over the guard railing of the Doug
las street bridge and leaped into the
river to her death.
Through an Omaha & Council
BlurTs street railway commutation
book, which was found in her purse,'
the girl was identified as Miss Alice
Hatch, 28, 921 Avenue A. Council
Disappointment in love was given
as the cause ot the girl's act by co
workers at the Fairbanks-Morse
company, w hore she ' was employed
as a stenographer, .md by her .broth
er, Lcroy C. Hatch, Oakland court,
Inmate of Asylum.
Miss Hatch was committed to the
state insane hospital at Clarinda on
October 22, 1914, by the Pottawat
tamie county insanity commissioner,
sitting at Council Bluffs. Informa
tion was filed by Charles D. Camp
bell, her consin, who is now a city
alderman. Dr. J. M. Barstow con
ducted the medical examination
which resulted m her commitment.
Later she was paroled into the i
custody of Mr. Campbell upon the
recommendation, of Dr. Max E.
Witte, superintendent of the state
hospital.. ' On February 28, 1916, her
parole ivas extended for six months
p.nd on March 27, 1916, the received
her final discharge from the institu
tion. No 'inquest will be held in the case,
according to Henry Cutler, coroner.
Body is Recovered.
Th-mutilated body of the dead
girl was picked up from the ice in
the river Hdv Emergency officer
Buglcwicz and Motorcycle Officer
Emery, who. carried her to a shack
on the east side.
She had missed the stream of
water in the center of the river by a
!-cant 10 feet. Her life had been
crushed out by the force of her fall.
Both legs, arms, spine and her skull
Smelter employes who saw the
girl's fatal leap notified C. E. Har
vey, 3116 Avenue D, Council Bluffs,
who ran to thclwydge and told Jesse
James, 1716 , Avenue B, Council
James notified the bridge tollman,
who summoned police, and then, in
company with Harvey, ran to the
river bank, where they were joined
by Officers Buglewicz and Emery.
Engaged to Beloit Man.
Leroy C. Hatch, the girl's brother,
said she had been engaged to Sanr
' (Turn lo Pare Two. Column Two)
Missing Teacher Found
In Her Own Apartment
In Hysterical Condition
Miss Lucile Erazin, .24. public
school teachcer who mysteriously
disappeared Monday morning, was
found in a wall compartment in her
flatat the St. Claire apartments yes
terday morning by her sister, Miss
Elizabeth Erazin. and Miss Marie
Hiber, another. .teacher.
Police, Pinkerton detectives and
friends had conducted an unavailing
24-hour search for the missing girl.
She had lain in the compartment,
which is low and contains an under
slung bed. the entire time, in the
opinion of her sister, who says she
was not feeling well and probably
hid there rather than alarm her.
The girl was in a hysterical con
dition and gave no cxolanation of
how or when she entered the wall
May Tighten Regulations
For Sacramental Wines
- Washington, Feb. 1. New regula
tions covering the use of sacramental
wines lor the coming Jewish holidays
may be issued by the internal revenue
bureau, as a result of a conference
between bureau officials and a delega
tion of rabbis from various parts of
the country. Spokesmen for the
delegation said prohibition enforce
ment officers had expressed a wil
lingness to, adopt any reasonable
regulations consistent with theN en
forcement of prohibition laws.
Sheep Growers of Utah
Reduce Shearers' Pay
Salt Lake City. Feb. 1. The
Utah Wool Growers' association an
nounces that it will pay shearers this
year 9 cents a head for very sheep
sheared and will charge $1 a dav tor
boarding the shearer?. The shear
ers' .union announces thai it will
ieek to have contracts calling for
12. cents per head of sheep with
employers providing the board.
Man Who Sought Family
With Children Rents Home
Pine niuff. Ark.. Feb. 1. -The
home of Thomas Ashcraft, banker,
which he advertised yesterday he
would rent only to a family with
children, the rent to be reduced in
proportion to the number of children
was leased yesterday to a family
with six children.
Sugar Prices Hit Lowest
Mark Today for Last 2 Yearn
New York, Feb. 1. Fine granu
lated sugar was quoted at 7'A cents
a pound by several large refiners in
the local market today. This price
represents a decrease of a fourth cent
and is the lowest price quoted for
This Ground Hog Sees His Shadow
By Thief Loses
j; Fight for Life
Wife Is at Bedside at Hospi
talMurder Charges WilL.
Be Filed Against
Detective Arthur Cooper died at
2:45 yesterday afternoon in the
Clarkson Memorial hospital.
At his bedside when the end came
was, his wife.
Detective Cooper was shot in -.a
revolver duel with Norman "Nels"
Johnson, confessed burglar, last
Friday night at Eighteenth and
His wounds were in the abdomen,
wrist and leg.
Late Monday afternoon he went
into convulsions, which left him un
conscious until his death.
His comrades on the police force
were notified at noon yesterday the
end was near and if they wished to
see their friend alive again they
should go to the hospital.
A number of the officers took ad
vantage, of the warning.
Funeral services for the . officer
who died in line of duty have not
been arranged, but will probably be.
in charge of the police department.
File Murder Charges.
Johnson, who fired the fatal shot
which killed Cooper, is held for
trial in the district court on' two
charges of burglary.
Murder charges will probably be
filed against fiim today, according
to the county attorney. j
Efforts will be made by the po
lice department to send Johnson
to the electric chair. Acting Chief
of Detectives Jack Pszatowski de
clared yesterday afternoon, im
mediately after the report of the of
In Many Gun Battles.
Detective Cooper was one of the
best-liked men in the department.
He was known as the most ret
icent chap on the force and had
no enemies from the head of the dc
He had been in more gun battles
with criminals and desperate char
s.ctcrs in Omaha than any other of
ficer now on the force.
He was promoted to detective
three' years atro when he captured
Roy Green of Council Bluffs dur
ing a running gun fight through the
He is survived by hi
wi't'e and 1
7(1 Ttatlipal Dpnnrtps
Sail from United States
New York, Feb. 1. Seventy '
radicals, including several women,
ordered deported to Russia, lett here
today aboard the steamship Esthonia
tor Libau, Latvia. From there they
will be -sent by rail at government
expense as far as Riga and thence
across the Russian frontier. Most
of the radicals were sent to the
Ellis island . immigration station
from Boston and Philidelphia, where
they have been held.
New York. Feb 1. The hoard oi
directors of the American Hide and
Leather company passed the regular
quarterly dividend of 1-U per cent
on prciered stock. This rate has
been paid since January 2, 1920.
Mrs. Harding Opens
New Clothes Campaign
From New York Hotel
New York, Feb. 1. Mrs. W. G.
Ha-rdi. Jjegan - selecting the . coji
tents of her White House clothes
cabinet today. She did not go shop
ping, but conducted a hotel suite
campaign for clotUes. Modistes,
tailleurs. furriers and jewelers fol
lowed one another into-her rooms,
where she pent nearly eight hours
inspecting their offerings.
Scores of fabrics, gowns, hats and
a few models were taken to her
suite, but the crowd that momenta
rily expected Mrs. Harding to ap
pear, for an automobile ride or shop
ping tour waited in vain.
Style dictators predicted that the
laws of fashion will be blue after
March 4. That is flic favorite color
of Mrs. Harding.
Mrs. Hai ding also made it clear
that there will-be no foreign frills
in her wardrobe. "I'm 100 per cent
American," she said. Her jewels
also were "All American." the
favorite being colonial types.
Son of Wealthy Tacoma
Man Kidnaped by Lone
Bandit; Gains Freedom
Tacoma, Wash.. Feb. 1 Arthur
Rust, 20, son of W. R. Rut, wealthy
Tacoma resident, was kidnaped here
today by a lone bandit and forced,
at the point of a revolver, to write
a note to his father for $25,000 ran
som, according to reports to the
Rust later was found bound in
a garage on the tide flats below the
city. He said he had accepted a
stranger's invitation of an auto
mobile ride to work, and immediately
was driven to the garage where he
was tied with a rope and a heavy
blanket thrown o.ver his head.
After binding the boy, the . kid
napers, police believe, left to sum
mon a messenger to notify Rust's
father. While his captor was away
the boy said he chewed a"hole in
the blanket aaid attracted the at
tention of a negro, who called the
The messenger who took the note
to Rust's father was arrested. The
tlder Rust, head of the big Tacoma
smelter, sard he would have paid the
French Deputies Defeat
Strict Economy Program
PaKc. Feb. 1. The Briand cov-
rrnll,cnt fa'lfd to obtain cqinpliance
by the chamber of deputies with the
government's economy program in
its first parliamentary assault fii
made by Finance Minister JJ.'Utiier,
when he opposed efforts to raise the
agricultural appropriation tor -regional
offices from 15,000,000 francs
to last year's figure of 22.200,000
francs. The deputies insisted on a
larger sum. however, and the min
ister finally consented to the in
crease. Southern Pacific to Lay Off
1,200 Men on Saturday
Sacramento., Cal., Feb. 1. Twelve
hundred men employed in the South
ern Pacific railroad shops here will
be laid off on February 4, owing to
a slump in business, it was an
nounced today by A. D. Williams,
superintendent of motive power for
Harding Asks for
Special Session of
Wilson Requested to Convene
Body So It Can Confirm
Cahinet and Other Ap
pointments. Washington, Feb. 1. A request
from President-elect Harding that a
special session of the new senate be
celled for March 4 to confirm cabi
net and other appointments to be
made by tne incoming executive was
conveyed today to President Wilson.
Such a session is customary when
there is a change of administrations,
and it usually lasts only a week at
most. The request was made i
through Senator Underwood, demo
Nearly a score of new senators
were elected last November and in
order for them to be here by March
4 the call for the special session
I would have to go out lt days or
more m aavance ot that date. Alter
the present session ends the new
senate would meet ond the new
members would be sworn in. The
senate . then would be ready to act
upon Mr. Harding's nominations.
The call for the special session of
the new congress will be issued by
Mr. Harding after his inauguration.
Jr is expected that this session will
begin either late in March or early
Robher Steals $22,000
Jewel Bag on Pullman
Atlantic City. N. J., Feb. 1. The
police of Atlantic City, Philadelphia
and New York, together with rail
road detectives, are searching for the
robber who stole $22,000 in jewels,
the property of Mrs. M. R. Gano of
Philadelphia, last Friday while she
was on her way here in a Pullman
car from Philadelphia.
The jewels were in a beaded bag
and Mrs. Gano had gone to the
washroom in the car. She laid the
bag down on the stand and a minute
or two later left the room, forget
ting the bag. As soon as she dis
covered her loss she hurried back,
but the bag had disappeared.
Confessed Wife Murderer
Is Sentenced to 50 Years
Algona. Ia.. Feb. 1. L. T. Benja
min, confessed wife slayer, was sen
tenced to 50 years in the state prison
today by District Judge D. F.
Coyle. Sentence was passed after
Benjamin had repeated a confession
made last week. Benjamin said his
wife had accused him of interest in
other women and in anger he had
seized a hammer and struck her.
Fair and colder Wednesday.
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lo 3d hours tram tmiiprratum .is fol
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Strong Sentiment for Reduc
tion in Present Strength
Shown in Dehate on An
nual Appropriation Bill.
lly Ttie AuMiiliilril rre.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 1. Tak
ing up the $328,000,000 army appro
priation bill, the house in its debate
today showed it was ready to fight
any attempt to put the enlisted per
sonnel above 150,000, provided in the
measure. Chairman Anthony of the
appropriations subcommittee, de
clared that in reducing the amount
provided for the army's maintenance,
it had responded to public demand
and effort to end "waste and extrava
gance that has characterized the mil
itary establishment for the last few'
The chairman was interrupted by
a vollev of nuestions. indicating
srroug support ior an rmv ui uu.
Oflfl men and amiroimitel v 14.0U0
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Guarantees Reduction. )
At ' A .,t!m,r l...:clf,4 tlit'c tMtniliri w
.,ii niiinuii, IH3I3LVU IIH3 iiniuiv .
would be sufficient, that the national
guard would become an invaluable
adjunct if given the support and sym
pathy of the War department, and
that there would be no difficulty in
bringing down the present total by
T,,t ip 1
"After March 4, I can guar.uitei:
that the army will be reduced," tie ;
In fixing the maximum, he de
clared it had been agreed upon after
careful study of the country's actual
needs, adding that the United States,
was better prepared than any other,
nation to fight, as it had ammunition
on hand that it could not use in 20
Discussing civilian eipployes. the .
chairman said: .
"If this bill is passed, the War de
partment will be called on to per
form a surgical operation that will
rid it of 40,000 civilian employes."
Big Appropriation Asked.
The total cost of the military es
tablishment this year was $494,000.
000, he said, while for the next fiscal
vcar the department had asked for.
Representative Sisson of Mississip
pi, ranking democrat on the sub
committee, declared that in adopting
a resolution directing the secretary
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ji war hoi io recruit dcvouu io.uwu,
congress was not' prevented from
insisting on a less figure. He said
there were too many civilian cm-,
State Department to
Leave Jap Question to
Washington. Feb. 1. State de
partment officials indicated that t'.io
i-olution of the qvestion growing out
of the enactnu nt-of the California
anti-alien land law would be left to
the Harding administration.
Officials said the present negotia
tions between the American and Ja
panese governments were designed
to effect a bcrtnanent settlement of a
question which had been open for
nearly 30 years and that a final set
tlement probably would require con
siderable more time than was left to
the Wilson administration. w
Conversations between Ambassa-.
dors Shidehara and Morris, which
were concluded last week with the
submission of their reports and rec
emmendatioris to their government,
plight have to be reopened, it was
indicated, after the respective gov
ernments had studied the agreement
Daniels in Favor of
Washington, Feb. 1. Secretary
j Daniels has given hi approval to a
I bill by Senator Phclan. democrat.
California, autiiotizmg the president
to embargo petroleum exports. The
Phclan bill is pending before the
senate naval committee and with the
endorsement of the Navy depart
ment head, ,thc California senator
said he would press the measure-.
In reply to an inquiry from Chair
man Page of the committee. Secre
tary Daniels said:
"I am in" hearty accord with the
provisions of the bill, and I am of
the opinion that the enactment of
this legislation is highly desirable"'
Texas Governor Attacks
Suspended Sentence Law
Austin, Tex.. Feb. 1. flntn'.lir
; repeal of the law providing for sus
pending sentence wa recomcndctl
to the legislature by Governor Nei"t
in a niessagc"Ielivered todav. lie
declared tlic law was a "conven ent
vehicle" by which a great number
of criminals escape punisnmcnt and
characterized it as "the incubator
of professional sriminals."
To Select a State Flag
Lincoln, j cd. I. ( spcciaH Ap
pointment of a commission to select
a state flag for Nebraska and present
the emblem to the next legislatnre
for lcgaUadoption as the "Nebraska
state flag." is proposed in a bill in
troduced in the lower house by Rep
resentative Williams of Fillmore.
Nashville Firm Fined
Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 1. The
Nashville Railway and Light com
pany was fined $2,000 in a case in
which it was alleged to have violated
the statute providing for the separ.i
tion ot the raccoon street ep
case will be appealed to
court for a test oi
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