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OMAHA. KDNKSDAY, APRIL 19. 1922.
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Finance Committee Urged by
Conference to Report Bill
Man of Mystery Conducts
Own Case in Murder Trial
What Will the Harvest Be?
En da Hirers
Political f Ct'iifrr.
'ldrr if Pawnbroker Make
Lrariml Argument tu
Judge llie on
Questions His Captor
Die hum known t Otto Cole.
who id artiiiu aii hi own attorm-y
hi lii trial in district court "r the al
iiel inurdrr of lUrry Hahn, 414
.V'uth Tenth itrcet, March 2M. ent
calmly through a ktrmtiou afternoon
enterday until nearly the clotting
Colt declare he shot Malm in self-
No other trial here in recent year
ha drawn Mich a crowd. Every
' seat ul.cn and every available
lot of atanding room va occupied.
Abraham Bolker, proprietor of the
Krx hotel, a witness (or the Mate,
was bring examined by County At
torney Shotwcll. He started to tes
tofy that Cole held him up in the
hotel at S the morning of Febru
"I object 1" shouted Cole, rising.
Arguei Contested Point
He proceeded to make a learned
argument to Judge Leslie.
"This is only an attempt to preju
dice the jury against me," he said.
"t am presumed to be innocent until
I am proved guilty. I have never
even been charged with the holdup
' now being injected into the testi
mony.' "What have you to say on this
question, Mr. Shot well?" asked the
Only after the county attorney
had made a lengthy argument did the
court overrule the objection of Cole..
Cole Takes Witness.
When the direct examination of
Bolker was completed. Cole, the de
fendant, shot his first question at
"Do you remember what you asked
me the first time we met when I
was a guest at your hotel last De
'No," said Bolker.
"How often has your hotel been
"I don't know."
"And who is the person that used
to call you from the station and
sive ybu a number, either 66 or 100
when a raid was planned?" ,
"Never got any such calls," was
Victim's Brother Called,
. . Cole showed iio. emotion when
earlier in the afternoon, he cross
examined William Harm, a brother
of the victim of the shooting. BuV
Hahn displayed ' some excitement.
"What difference does it make if I
buy my goods from a jobber or
bankrupts," he replied -to one of
Cole's questions. The judge warned
him to answer.
Hahn testified that his brother was
a small man weighing only about
127 pounds. This was brought out
to combat Cole's plea of self-defense.
William Hahn kept a second
hand clothing and jewelry store at
418 South Tenth street. - ;
From Max Fox, 41$ 1-2 South
Tenth street, Cole, by skilful ques
tioning, drew the information that
Harry Hahn was not aa American
"He didn't sell revolvers for the
last five months because a law was
made not allowing him to sell them
because he wasn't a citizen," said
Shows Court Knowledge.
"The government doesn't issue
licenses to men to make moonshine
but they make it just the same, don't
they?" said Cole. .
When he was cross-examining
Isadorc Tesslar. tailor, 418 South
Tenth street, Cole showed further
knowledge of - Court procedure by
calling for the feport of testimony
taken at theinquest. By reading this
(Turj to Pate Two, Column Five.)
A . . A 1 - -.,.
vooney Be Freed
Lfer to Governor Stephens
y'trom State Prosecutor Says
.,. ' ; Testimony Was Perjured.
San Francisco, April 18. Another
step in the campaign to free The mas
.f. Mooney and Warren K. B'llings
from state' prison, where thty are
serving life sentence for a bomb ex
plosion here, was. taken today when
District Attorney .Brady addressed a
letter to Governor Stephens asking
that the men be pardoned. Brady's
action came as the result of his prom
ise in open court several months ago,
while a phase of the Mooney case
was being heard, that he would en
deavor to have the government lib
erate the men.
In his letter to the governor.
Bradv said that it was his belief!
that Mooney and Billings were con
victed 011 perjured evidence and
that their continued incarceration is a
reflection on justice as it is ad
ministered in California. He specif
ically attacked the testimony of
Frank C. Oxnian, Durkee, Ore., cat
tleman, and John McDonald, leading
witnesses for the prosecution in the
- The cases, which became world fa
mous and prompted a federal investi
gation on which a plea by President
Wilson in Mooney's behalf, was
based, following the explosion of a
bomb while a preparedness parade
was passing July 22, 1916. Ten peo
ple were killed and 40 injured. Moon
ey was sentenced to death, but the
sentence was later commuted to life
imprisonment. Two others were tried
and acquitted, one of them Mooney's
wiie, Mrs. ivena nioonrj.
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Road Worries of
Phelps County Are
Investigating (Committee Gets
to Bottom of Claim That
State Was Extrav-
I V. - agant:. : V
Holdrege, Neb.' April 18.--(Spe-
cial Telegram.) Road worries of
Phelps county occupied a full day of
the time of the committee investi
gating costs of state and county high
The committee thought lor a time
it had reached a county wherein it
could find relative costs of state
and county roads built under similar
conditions. It had been advertised
in letters that C. M. Miller, county
engineer, had built .a county road as
good as the federal aid' road at a
cost of $600 a mile, against $7,000 a
mile for federal aid roads.
The first thing the committee did
was to view the two roads. The
county road" runs directly out of
Holdrege for six miles, and meets
the federal road, wMch extends 10
miles. Both roads looked good.
County Road Was Old.
Upon investigation, however, the
committee learned that excavations
double those made for the county
roads were 'necessary for the fed
eral road; that where the county
was content with "V" shaped drain
age ditches, the government required
a square drainage ditch three feet
across; that the county road the
road nearest the town had been
kept in good repair for years, and
the, grade gradually fixed, while the
federal road, further from town,'
was rougher, hillier and more sandy.
Milter had only off-hand figures
on the cost of the road to present
to the committee. The state depart
ment had its figures available.
Miller admitted he couldn't build
the road built by the state at the
same price he claimed he built the
county road. He asserted, however,
the federal rdad could be built
cheaper than the state built it. ; ' .
"Mr. Miller, did you ever' build
a road under conditions similar to
those which faced the state on its
federal highway in this county?"
Senator B. K. Bushee asked. "No,"
replied Miller. ,
. Johnson Sums Up Conditions. '
"Gentlemen, here's the whole situa
tion in a nutshell," Mr. Johnson
said. ( When this department and the
county board signed the contract to
build this federal aid road here there
was competitive bidding. Everyone
was invited to bid. The county could
have bid on the job if it believed it
could do the work cheaper. .But it
(Turn to Pate Two, Colnmn Four.)
17th and Farnam
AT Untie 1000
This it the mysterious man who it
breaking all local precedent by plead
ing bis own case in hit trial in dis
trict court (or the murder of Harry
Haha He gave the name of "Otto
Cole," which he admits it not hit
real one. The sketch, by an artist
for The Bee, was made in the court
Below is the sketch of County At
torney Abel V. Shotwell. heading the
prosecution of Otto Cole.
Teapot Dome in
Will Be Opened
New Oil Company Will Build
Pipe Lineto Missouri and
Construct at Least
. Washington, April 18. Contracts
for the opening of the naval oil re
serves in Wyoming to private enter
prise, and the operation of those al
ready opened in California in a man
ner designed to. assure, tie navy
permanent storage of fuel oil above
ground, were announced today by
Acting Secretary of the Interior Fin
ney,, with the Mammouth Oil com
pany of Delaware and the Pan
American Petroleum company of
The contract with the Mammouth
Oil company, a new concern, of
which H. F, Sinclair of the Sinclair
Oil company is president, provides
for the tapping of the so-called Tea
pot Dome in naval reserve No. 3 in
Wyoming, the government to receive
graduated royalties ranging from
121-2 per cent to SO per cent for
the entire area of the reserve. Un
der the Pan-American petroleum
contract, handling and exchange of
crude oils from naval reserves Nos.
1 and 2, in California, is provided
for, involving the exchange of the
navy's royalty in oil from the Re
serves for fuel oil in storage at points
designated by the navy on the Pa
The contracts are in line with the
recently announced policy of the
government with reference to the dis
position of the naval oil lands
worked-out by Secretaries Fall and
Denby and instituting a departure
from the former policy of storing
naval oil in the ground. "
' Drill 20 Wells.
The Mammouth company will
drill at least 20 wells within a limit-,
ed time, Judge Finney said, and will
construct a pipe line from the Wyo
ming fields to existing pipe lines in
Missouri for the exchange of crude
for fuel oils for naval use. through
which navy specified bunker A oil
will be delivered at any point named
from Guantanamo, Cuba, to the
northeast corner... of the United
States. ; ' ' ;
A line of credit is providffd for the
exchange and storage of oil "with
out cash outlay by the government,"
at any point fixed by the Navy de
partment along the Atlantic coast.
The Mammouth company as lessee
of the field, shall, at its own expense
and without obligation on the navy's
part." provide gasoline, ' kerosene,
lubricating and cylinder oil at market
The pipe line when built-will be
a "common carrier" for all govern-'
ment oils which will be given prior
ity of transportation both from the
Teapot Dome and the adjoining Salt
creek fields over the use of the pipe
line by the lessee. The pipe line al
ready constructed with which the
new pipe line will connect. Judge
Finnev said, represent an -investment
of $115,000,000 and the contract calls
for an investment of. not less than
$26,000,000 in addition. t -,
A feature of the new scheme,
"not the least in importance," . offi
cials said, is the opening up to com
petition of the Salt Creek field, and
the probability of increasing the
price of oil from this field which
adjoins the teapot to the midconti
Through lack of competition be
cause of lack of pipeline and refining
facilities, it was pointed out, many
of the small independents were un
able to find a market for more than
40 per cent of their capacity which
was sold through an operating com
pany at a price usually much lower
tha- the midcontinent price.
"f .oult of lluo.
Sl ticrman Pact.
Germans Are Debarred
Paris. April 18.-(By A. P.)-A
high official of the government de.
dared this afternoon there was no
possibility of continuing the discus
sions at Genoa unless the Rusto-Ger-man
treaty was cancelled. Even if it
were annulled, he declared, the moral
effect would remain of two of the
parties to the Genoa conference ma
neuvering on the side to forestall the
Genoa. April 18. (By A. P.)
The allies have decided that Ger
many, having effected its own ar
rangement with Russia in the treaty
signed Sunday at Rapallo, is de
barred from further participation in
the discussion of the conditions of
agreement between Russia and the
various other countries represented
at the economic conference.
Under this decision Germany
would be excluded from membership
In the conference subcommittee on
Russian affairs. A notice embody
ing such exclusion was sent this
evening to the head of the German
Dr. Walter Rathenau, the German
foreign minister, in a statement made
to the Associated Press, protested
against the exclusion of Germany as
Prophets Predict Disaster.
Genoa. April 18.-fBy A. P.)
The consternation caused by the
German-Russian cnun included in the
treaty at Rapallo supplanting the
Brest-Litovsk pact showed no signs
of abating as the economic conlcr
ence delegates continued their de
On the contrary, as the different
national groups examined the text of
ihe new agreement and deiroeratca
on its possible effect upon the future
balance of power in Europe, they
w-ere impressed with the deep mi
! portance the signing of this separate
I pact was likely to have on the gen
erat poltical situation.
The prophets, who when the eco
nomic conference was first in
augurated predicted that it would re
suit either in great good or disaster
to Europe were inclined today to
take the view that the congress
seemed to be headed in the direction
of disaster, which only the coolness
of Prime Minister Lloyd George of
Great Britain and other conference
leaders could prevent Some men in
allied circles read into the Russo-
Gcrman treaty, and especially the
manner in which it was signed, a
future, alliance between these two
Apparently the Germans were
deeply 'disappointed at not being able
to take part in the private conference
of allied powers with the bolsheviki
in an endeavor to lay down the gen
eral lines of agreement before bring
ing the discussions into the confer
ence commissions, thus reducing the
chances of a break. ' '
French Cabinet Meets.
Paris, April 18. (By A. P.)
Premier Poincarc assembled his
cabinet today to consider the at-
tude to be taken bv France in case
Russia and Germany propose" to
maintain a separate arrangement re
garding the restoration of Russia. It
was decided to withhold announce
ment of the policy tentatively de.
cided upon until receipt from Genoa
of the action taken at the meeting
there today of the principal delegates,
called to consider, the treaty. .
Scored by France.
A French communique issued last
night says: , - . '
"The first consequence of Ger
many's support to Russia will be to
encourage the bolsheviki to resist
the demands of other countries, es
pecially the allies. If these countries
continue to press the Russians and
the Russians yield, the Germans will
have all the advantages without as
suming any inconveniences. On the
contrary, if the Russians do not yield,
th- Germans will benefit by their
more conciliatory attitude toward
the Russians and they can exploit
Russia at their will. :
"The German and Russian accord
creates in Europe a new groupment
of interests, and by the manner in
which it was prepared and concluded
it creates a new principle of division.
It would be derisive to say that it is
inspired by a true European spirit.
In reality it is a political maneuvre,
destined to increase the disorder a
maneuvre so plainly inspired by hos
tile thought, that Germany will cer
tainly not derive the profit it
- Serious Obstacle.
"Europe will again see what must
be thought of German loyalty, At
all events, France will not lose its
sangfroid and will not modify its at
titude. It will exact from the soviet
recognition of debts and restitution
of confiscated property, without
which there is neither public nor pri
vate morality, and France will treat
with the soviet only on this condi
"If the Genoa conference is to be
used secretly to build combinations
whereby nations seek to strike at
others, then it will be a serious ob
stacle to the re-establishment of au
era of confidence and peace."
John Foord, Hit by Auto, Dies
Washington, April 18. John
Foord of New York, veteran news
paper editor, died at Emergency hos
pital last mgnt ot injuries received
when he was struck by an automo
bile Sunday afternoon. His son, Dr.
Bernard U roord of Kerhonkson.
N. Y.. was expected here today to
take charge of the body.
Mr. Foord was 78. His most re
cent activity in the publishing field
was as editor of Asia.
No Coupons Are Necessary
for Trip-to-France Contest
Good Will Editor Suggests, That Towns Enter' but
One Candidate, Thus Making it Entirely Pos- ,
sible for Every Nominee to Win Tour
- r Abroad Keen Interest ShownV-
A glance at the-nominations al
ready made in the Omaha Good
Will election shows a widespread
A number of additional t names
have been sent in, but are being
held for the necessary endorsement
of two responsible parties. This
condition must be complied with as
it is impossible for the local com
mittee to investigate all the names
It is suggested for towns through
out the state that they enter and
sponsor a single - candidate to be
known as the candidate of their
city. In this manner it is possible
for every girl who is nominated to
secure one of the trips -to France.
No contributions should be solic
ited during the period of nomina
tion The voting -period will follow
the nominations and it is desired
that every candidate entered shall
have an equal opportunity to be
elected. Before the voting begins
ballot books will be distributed to
the candidates with full instructions
regarding the solicitation of funds,
disposition of money.' collected
through the efforts of themselves
and friends. The time of voting will
be short and meanwhile candidates
already nominated are securing the
support of as many friends as pos
sible. Hold Elimination Primaries.
In 'a number of industries . of
Omaha so many girls have expressed
their determination to win 01e of
the trips that it has been necessary
to conduct elimination primaries.
Woman Who billed
Husband Gets 1 0 Years
Lincoln, April 18. (Special.)
Judge Wijlard E. Stewart this aft
ernoon sentenced Willette E. Snooks,
convicted of second degree murder
for the killing of her husband, Cylde
Snooksto 10 years in the peniten
tiary. When Mrs. Snooks was brought
before the court to receive sentence,
she sobbed bitterly. She was alone
when sentence was pronounced. Ask
ed by the court if she had anything
to say, Mrs. Snooks was too much
overcome to speak. After the court
had pronounced sentence, she broke
into bitter sobbing.
Russ Envoy Held Immune to
' Subpoena in Semenoff Cage
Washington,- April 18. Boris
Bakhmeteff, the last accredited am
bassador from Russia to the United
States, is recognized as the repre
sentative of Russia in the United
States and as such enjoys the diplo
matic immunity which attaches to aU
envoys of foreign governments ac
credited to the United States, sec
retary Hughes declared in a letter
transmitted today to the senate.
The secretary's letter, addressed to
Vice President Coolidge and, after
reading in the senate, referred to the
senate labor committee which sub
poaenaed the ambassador to appear
at its Semenoff hearings, declared
that Mr. Bakhmeteff was "officially
received" as Russian ambassador by
the president July 5, 1917, and since
that time this government has recog
nized .him in that capacity and has
rccogafjcd no other ambassador.".
Omaha Bee Good Will Nomina
Miss Ester Brandon, 1111
North Lincoln avenue, Hastings,
Neb.; candidate of Hastings.
Miss Nan C. Godfrey, 726
North Forty-first street, Omaha;
candidate of employes of Or
chard & Wilhelm.
Miss Elizabeth Pace, 738 Myn
ster street, Council Bluffs, la.;
Candidate of a group of friends. -
Miss Agnes Hall, Missouri Val
ley, la.; candidate of Missouri
Valley. . -
Mrs. Carrie Ada Campbell, 71
Drake court, Omaha; candidate
of Y. W. C. A. workers.
Miss Myrtle M. Wood, ' Wa
bash, Neb.; candidate of Wabash
Miss Gladys Pauline Hitch
cock, 2107 Lincoln avenue, York,
Neb.; candidate of group of
Anna McNamara, 2420 North
Forty-fifth avenue, Omaha; can
didate of employes of M. E.'
Smith & Co.
Miss Bertie Bonham, Beaver
City, Neb., candidate of Beaver
These are a preliminary expression
of the earnestness of the girls who
expect to see' their , names formally
presented before the close of nom
inations. , J ' 1
In several of the department stores
(Torn to Vt Two, Column Three.)
Teachers of Lincoln
Escape Cut in Pay
Lincoln,. April 18. (Special.) The
Lincoln board of education today re
elected 500 members of the teaching
force in the elementary and high
schools of this city at the same salary
schedule adopted a year ago. - The
schedule contains these provisions:
Minimum for regular teachers, $1,000;
maximum for normal 'school
graduates, $1,600; maximum for
teachers with A. B. degrees, $2,000;
automatic annual increase of $100 per
year until maximum is reached. The
salary budget for the year is $712,000.
First Public School in
Denver Destroyed by Fire
Denver -April 18. Denver's first
public building, completed April 2,
1873. at a cost of $51,695, was de
stroyed today by a fire which swept
the Lindquisit building and spread
to the club building, doing damage
estimated at $200,000.
The school building was abandoned
in 1882 after being used but nine
years, later being sold to owners of
the club building.
Rumor That Omaha to Lose
. Army Headquarters Dies
Washington, April 18. (Special
Telegram.) Maj. Gen. Harbord,
deputy chief of the War department,
emphatically denied today that
was a movement on foot to remove
the Seventh army corps from Oma
ha as rumored. He said if anything
was done in that direction it would
be .to remove the headquarters to
Fort Omaha. Sr
Storm Broken in
32 Known Dead
Complete Reports of Destruc
tion Unknown, Due to Dam-,
age to Telephone, and
Telegraph Vires. -
By The Auocito4 Ptcm.
Chicago, April 16. Terrific storms
sweeping eastward across the coun
try, which in some parts of the cen
tral states became tornadoes, result
ed in at least 32 persons killed, two
missing, 320 injured and several mitt
lions of dollars damage to, property,
according to reports tonight from
the stricken areas.
The 320 listed thus far asi injured
include only those tn towns which
felt the full effect of the storms.
Scores of others in sections which
were not in the tornado belts were
hurt, and the total is believed to be
beyond the 500 mark..
Illinois and Indiana were hit hard
est, the list of known dead in Illi
nois being 11, while in Indiana 19
fatalities already have been reported.
The Illinois reports are believed to
be completed, but there are some
areas in Indiana from which no word
has been received, all lines of com
munication being broken.
Two persons were killed in Mis
souri while Kansas, Michigan and
Ohio sustained heavy property dam
ages. Tonight storms still were moving
eastward, but apparently had spent
their full strength, subsiding in most
places to snow, rain or hail, with
winds, which, while high, were not
of tornado velocity.
Tonight hundreds of families were
homeless, their houses demolished by
the storms, and Red Cross and other
relief workers had been rushed into
the devastated areas. Telephone and
telegraph lines' were down with the
result that complete reports of the
destruction wrought by the winds
and rains,' still were" unavailable.
Oakland Editor Seized ,
and Tarred and Feathered
Oakland, Cal., April 18. Philip
Riley, editor of the Free Press, a
local weekly publication, was seized
by three men late last night, taken
blindfolded. into the.hills back of the
city and tarred and feathered. An
hour later Riley appeared, hatless, at
the, Berkeley police station, escorted
by two patrolmen, where he reported
i Riley told the police he was taken
out of town into the hills and ordered
to strip. When his clothing was re
moved hot tar was applied to his
body and two sacks of feathers
poured over him. Then, he said, his
captors left him.
Editor Riley said he had no idea
who the men were, although they
were not masked, and had no idea
why they mistreated him.
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Br ARTHUR SEARS HENNINO
Oaiaaa Ha I wi4 Mir.
Washington. April 18 Hy a J to
I vote the caucus of republican tens
tort today went on record as favoring
soldier bonus legislation at this ten
sion of congress and requeued t!i
finance committee to report bill
to the senate "within a reasonable
Following this action, Secretary 01
the Treasury Mellon, arch opponent
of the bonus, made public a letter
to Senator McCumber, North Da
kota, showing that the government
will have a surplus instead of the
expected defiicit lit the fiscal year ot
1922, but will face greatly increas
ed prospective deficit in 1923.
Tariff Comes First.
The republican caucus failed to take
action to sidetrack the tariff bill in
favor of immediate bonus legislation
and approved the program to begin
the tariff debate on Thursday. Chair
man McCumber it in favor of giving
the bonus bill the right of way at
soon as reported by the committee,
but President Harding thinks the
tariff bill should not be displaced. No
action was taken as to the form oi
the bonus bill. The discussion de
veloped widely divergent views on
this point. No attempt was madf
to place the senators on record for
the bill as passed by the house.
Senator Lenroot, Wisconsin, spon
sored the motion putting the repub
licans on record for immediate bonus
legislation. It was approved bv
vote of 26 to 9. Thoe who voted
against the motion were: Senator.
Calder and Wadsworth, New York; '
Edge, New jersey; "Pepper. Penn
sylvania; Moses. New Hampshire;'
Nelson, Minnesota; Newberry, Mich
igan; Welton. Maryland, and Ster
ling, South Dakota. A number oi,
opponents of the bonus bill surh as
Senators Borah, Idaho; Frcli.ighuy-,
sen. New Jersy; Dillingham. Ver
mont, and Dupont. Delaware, were,
May Meet Thursday.
Consideration .of the bonus bill is
expected to be begun by the sr.a:?
finance . committee Thursday. .A
meeting of ihe .committee, scheduled
for tomorrow has , been postponed
because of the, absence of Senator.
McCumber, who has been m his
home state during the past few days.
Senator McCumber is expected back
tnmnrmw niffht i
Representatives of veterans' or
ganizations have been notified V
appear before the committee oil,
Thursday to express their views
to the house bill. " '
It is likely that , the bonus bill
will not be reported fro.r, tl.e finance
committee in less than two weeks
hior possibly a month.
t Some question has arisen as to tne
right of the senate to add any rev
enue provisions to the bonus bill in
view of the constitutional provisicn
which requires revenui: w(asi:res to
originate ill tin ho'ue It is Md
that the bonus bill in the form
passed by the house is not a revenue
measure. The suggestion has been
made that if it is considered desirable
to attach revenue provisions they le
placed in the tariff bill.
McG)imicks to Sail
Soon for Wedding
Omaha Bee Lcaaed Wire. '
(Chicago, April 18. "Mathilde Mc
Cormick will sail with her father in
a month. or two for her wedding
with Max Oser,," was the formal an
nouncement .today, by Howard A.
Colby, family friend and spokesman
for the Harold F. McCormick family.
, "Mr. Oser will not come to this
country," he added. "The wedding
will take place in Switzerland soon
after the arrival of Mathilde and her
"What 'of John D. Rockefeller, her
grandfather; has she secured his con
sent to a foreign alliance?"
"Oh, they'll probably . win him
over," said Mr. Colby, "but the wed
ding absolutely - is going through."
Miss Muriel McCormick, older sis
ter ."of Mathilde, made her, stage
debut today as the boy lover in Fran
cois Coppee's one-act play, "Lepas
ssnt." Inhabitants of the gold cast
flocked to Kimball hall in large num
bers to witness the play and the ap
plause was frequent. Mathilde and
her father had seats in the front row. .
Mrs. Edith Rockefeller. McCormick "
also attended. 1
Harding to Be Asked
Views on Irrigation
Washington, April 18. President
Harding's view on pending irrigation
legislation will be brought tomorrow
by delegations from the senate and
house, headed by Senator McNary.
republican, Oregon, and Representa
tive Kinkaid, republican, Nebraska,
cjiairmen respectively of the senati
and house irrigation committess.
One of . the principal points to b
discussed, it was said, was whethei
it would be possible to appropriate
$350,000,000 for western and south
ern reclamation and drainage proj
ects. . .'
Senate Makes Record in . -Amending
Washington, April 18. Senate!
clerks with a statistical turn oi
mind totalled up the amendment)
made to the Fordney tariff bill bj
the senate finance committee major
ty. They place the number at 2.05
which is declared to be somethin
of a record in senate rewritui; of
house bill. -