The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 103, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 16, 1921 Page: 2 of 16
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; LI ASKED BANDITS
I V HOLD DP CLERKS
K ESCAPE WITH LOOT
IS DISCUSSED AT
DINNER AT BRAZOS
Houston Merchants . Ex-
change Honors Chas. P.
Shearn and John E. Bishop
SELL BONDS HERE
TO PURCHASE GAS
IS AGAIN HEAD OF
L. J. Hart Re-fleeted Presi-
dent F. M. Law of Hous-
ton Vice President
of railroad headquarters in PsOas Is fol-
lowed by 4hr roads. v ." - . ' ;
Tha officials in answering ta sheriff a
petition which was adopted at their
meeting in Amarillo last Thursday em
ihatically declare that bo. special privl-
eges will be granted. Railroads having
general f fires here sr
the Texas and
racific ai)d. Missouri ;
is snd Texan '
Of Texas. y itsi'J (:
THROW HIDES OFF
TARIFF ffiEE LIST
Bill to Impose Ad Valorem
Duty of 15 Per Cent Pass-
ed by Big Majority
Wttboivt wasps - fir .trees.- woM-oi"
PLANT SAYS MAYOR
(Continued from Par One.)
S district lasting several hours failed to
'throw any more Ejht od the sensational
-'iVThs train departed from the Grand
Central station on time with all the
tiers involved excepting Henry the
local clerk on board.
Tells of Robbery.
V. C. Henrr. the terminal chief wss
reluctant to talk about the robbery Kri
day night. He did say. "Jones another
paper clerk and myself were in the far
end of the car when the masked bandits
entered and we did not know just what
wax happcniDR. There were three others
Smith. Tayl.ir and Sandford. between u
and the oar door. The first thing that I
knew was some one saving 'Throw up.
Put them up don't keep them too high.'
I looked around and saw three men
tall man and two others that were low
and heavy set. All three had black masks
on. The tall man held a gun on Jones
and myself and one of the others lined
the other three clerks up and held a gun
on them. The other robber went to the
lockers and beaan roinr throuch them
and picked up a package. From where
k . 1 was standing I could not see whether
. 'I ne wok anyuiuig eie or not.
f V: 4 lt seemed to me that rher were in the
car three or four minutes. When they
got ready to go one of the robbers made
Sandford open the other door and the
three left through it. They did not go
out the same door they entered.
I was so eicited I don't know just
what I did when the robbers had gone
I .went over to the depot and notified
the nolire of the rnbherr. That is about
f all I know of what took place.''
I Mail Superintendent
Thinks Loss Is Small
Associated Press Report.
FORT WORTH Texas. July 15. S.
M. Gaines district superintendent of the
railway mail service. Friday night stated
J that he had not learned of the exact
ibviuji riuiru iiuiu uic inmpiuu iuiu
Texas Central mail car at Houston. He
declared that he had received no accurate
advices but learned that registered bank
package and registered mail pouch con-
tained only small amounts of money.
DP SHIREY CENSURE
i. i n
) (Continued from Page One.t
tX and as acting chairman of the publicity
- committee. That when the committee
met to consider giving out a statement
I to the press "that Kagget argued that it
. - was best not to make what transpired in
. ' tke meeting public and drafted the state
ment saying that Sbir-v had been exon-
erated. Promise to Repay Moaey.
Both Mr. Greenberg and Mr. Rossiter
aid that Shirey and Young both being
concerned in the financial affairs of the
hospital fund had made statements that
they would repay to the legion any part
of the sum named if it was found that it
had been wrongfnUy used. These mat-
ter they said were now in the hands
of subcommittees wftirh would probably
report shortly before the annual conven-
tion they understood.
Several questions were asked regard-
ing some of the eipenset shown in the
audit of Hmrey s accounts among which
were two checks one for fciOO and an
Other for $200. for expenses of Shirev
and State Adjutant Scruggs to El I'nso
and Juarez. One check it was dis
closed by the audit was for $300 for
penses in Juarez."
A check disclosed by the audit as be
tas; dram-n by Shirley for $1000 is mark
ad "expenses of trip to New York" and
la followed by three checks one for JLVtO
one for $3(10 and another for $500 drawn
to favor of hotels in New York and
Washington and marked "expenses in
ew lork and "expenses in Washing
ton. Other checks for considerable
amounts are shown in the audit marked
expenses particularly one for the Am
ericanization meeting at Galveston which
was ior a considerable sum.
Vueations were asked regarding the
passage of the hospital bill through the
last legislature to which the members
of the executive committee were unable
to answer. It was brought out that the
e of John W. Youcg to whom Hhirley
had loaned $5000 of the hospital funds
sum woose resignation had been demand
J e oy Itossiter at the first meeting of the
executive committee and which Young
TCiuara 10 give mat loong was repre
fcented as a state com mitteemsn hv (in.
way C. Heavens of Dismuke post at the
f meeung ot tne committee at Dallas.
iSemvens holding Young's nroir. Kusai.
ter said that he hag" fought allowing this
proxy at the meeting but had been de-
" Oreenburg told of prcM-nting a stihsti
toco motion to tne committee censuring
Shirley and asking that he be removed
from office but his motion received no
second. "I made my fight and lost." said
ureenoerg not wishing to fight the
wnoie committee 1 voted with the ma
Jority on the final vote on Shirley
"Personally I believe that all the of
implicated should be thrown ont
' out 1 cn 1 fllht the whole com
aittee as an individual" he said.
Oaater Move Fail.
Jtoasiter when asked if the findings
ar nmjuTr rommiuee were per
ally satisfactory to him." replied
"Personally no: but I vni.H mith th-
jority as I found I could get nowhere on
any motion to oust Shirley Young and
Tuesday Bight the post will consider
resolution outlining its action in the
mailer oi tne action taken by the eiec
stive tptmnittee at the meeting at Ial
mm a special meeting having been called
oy vne commander tor that purpose at
;ov pjn.. wuiy 1U. Tne action to be
taken by the post at this meeting will be
max may pernaps. vitally affect the
iDixtre ot tne post and the entire legion
in. Texas it is declared. Notice of the
meeting will be sent to the entire mem-
bership and they urged to attend as it
wiu ae one ot tne moat important
that Dismuke post has ever taken.
NEW YORK. July 15. A divorce for
raweuiy obtained by his second wife
three years ago prevented Rudolph
friml a composer of light operas from
heing made'an Amerieaa citisen. Justice
rtnch of the supreme coo if said Thurs-
day that be would have to rinv Friml's
application for dtisenship for that res-
Ma. He is a native of Csecho-Slrvakia
r It was suggested that the plaintiff re-
ww his application in two years lis is
sew married to his third wife.
.fetonta Obtains and TreOemarfca
f ; and CopyrlsMa Registers
HARDWAY & CATHEY
0 feaitsa 47M Houston Teae
Various phases of the grain business
and problems confronting Houston grain
dealers were discussed at a dinner ten-
dered by the membership of the Hous-
ton Merchants Exchange to Charles P.
Shearn and John E. Itishop. ex-president
and president of the exchange at the
Brazos court Friday night.
J. V. Nehaus a director in the institu-
tion acted as toastmaster in the absence
of 1). S. Cage. Mr. Nrtihautt reviewed
the history of the grain unit briefly
stating that the Houston Merchants r-x
change had been organized about two
years ago when the business depression
was at its highest point. Many difficul
ties had to be overcome but the ex
change continued to grow. The grain
unit is the only branch of the institution
to be developed so far Mr. Neuhaus as
serted however other units are expect
ed to be organized in a short time
Mr. Shearn Opens Speeches.
Mr. Neuhaus called upon Mr. Shearn
to open the list of speeches. Mr. Shearn
responded by telling of aid he had re
ceived from other members of the ex
change without which he stated the in
stitution could not have been made a sue
cess. The Merchants Ki change has been
made a permanent factor in Houston
"the empire citv of the South. Mr.
Shearn was profuse in his praise of D.
W. Michaux. president of the Houston
Chamber of Commerce telling of the
good work the chamber executive was
performing. The ex-president also laud
ed Houston's ship channel which be said
was due largely to the service rendered
by ( aptain Sinclair Taliaferro. Mr.
Shearn implied that better times were in
John E. Bishop the second president
of the exchange was the next speaker on
the program. Mr. Bishop is also presi
dent of the Texas Grain Dealers asso-
ciation. The executive chose as the key-
note of his talk the important service
rendered hv the Houston Merchants Ex
change. Telling of the progress being
made by the organization. Mr. Bishop
said that the exchange which is pattern-
ed after the Memphis and St. Ixmis Mer-
chants Exchange is on a substantial
paying basis. The grain inspections
which are performed by a licensed grain
inspertor J. H. I'pschulte are increas
ing and this factor aids materially in
placing Houston grain business on a
Fosctioa ef Isspoctors Told.
The functions performed by the inspec
tor are of such a manner that business
disputes between Houston grain dealers
and shippers are practically eliminated.
Mr. Bishop urged that all grain dealers
have their shipments covered by official
certificates issued by the chief inspector.
As a step toward aiding other units in
organizing. Mr. Bishop stated that the
exchange is at present negotiating with
the Western I'nion to obtain quotations
on the market from Kansas City.
Mayor Oscar Holcombe spoke on co-
operation between the administration and
the citizens of Houston. Mr. Holcombe
said in substance that Houston is in a
position to offer competitive service with
other ports and that wish productive oil
fields in our immediate vicinity and the
civic organizations pulling together
Houston should become a metropolis.
Mr. Neuhaus introducing .Mr. Michaux
as the next speaker said that the may-
or's statements on co-operation applied
to the exchange.
Askt Criticism for C. ef C.
Mr. Michaux stressed the fact that the
Chamber of Commerce was the public's
organization and that the only practical
way of bettering the service rendered
by thst organixation was to criticize it.
Mr. Michaux also said that the greater
competition Houston had the larger and
better city it would be. The industries
that are knocking at Houston's door will
eventually be admitted. This will increase
the population appreciably and bring an
aaumonai amount oi wealtn into circula
tion in Houston.
v.apiain laiiaierro. introduced as one
who had labored sincerely to obtain deep
water for Houston recalled the days
wnen an appropriation of $12000 was ob
tamed for a channel 9 feet in depth. The
captain urged Houstonians to take ad
vantage of the opportunities offered by
iois uciiuy ana develop it. ( antain
Taliaferro also said that the elevators
snould be erected on the channel so that
r-on tioustou may compare with Gal
veston and Texas City in this respect
Officials Tell of CosdJtioak.
B. E. Clement of Waco president of
the National Grain Dealers association
and former president of the Texas Grain
Dealers assoc s; on. chose as his subject
rasiuess conditions at present. Mr
lament said Sv way of comparison thst
i: : . i .
m-i:i is in Tne ousiness man as proper
uiois are to rne laboring man and with-
out the proper extension of credit the
nnsiners man can be greatly discouraged
-Mr. t lement spoke highly of the
c:ia-ncters of botn Sir. Shearn a!d Mr
E. F. Crow of the South Texas Cotton
Oil company addressed the gathering on
the vegetable oil industry. Mr. Crow
gave a number of sound statistics which
illustrated the value of cotton seed from
which by-product vegetable oil is made.
To show the importance of the industry
which mnst be reckoned with Mr. Crow
said that there were 232 mills for the
production of vegetable oil in Texas. The
valuation of these mills U ulaced at tw .
000.000. and It was said that 18.000 wage
earners are employed by them. Two
Hundred and one of these mills are con
ironed by leians 18 are operated by
packing houses and the remaining 13
are loregn owned. The entire numbei
is owned by 168 separate owners.
Tells of Hooitos Plaat.
F. J. Beckers vice president and sen
eral manager of the newly constructed
Houston MJ and) Elevstor company
which is located at Manchester on the
snip channel said that his plant is about
ready to begin production. The new mill
is employed in manufacturing flour from
wneat. tne plant is capitalized at $600
000 all of which is subscribed by Hous
ton people accordins to Mr. Reckrr.
Sixty-five men are to be employed in the
J. C. Reader closed the evenings' Dro-
gram with s talk that sent the members
or tne exchange home in a good humor.
(Coatinued from Page One.)
would be eliminated and mean a having
of that much which ia no inconsiderable
amount. The reporta show that the com-
pany is earning approximately 7.5 per
cent on it investment Both this 7.6
par cent and the 8 per cent are now
being paid by gas consumers or a total
of 10.5 per cent which would be saved
them under municipal ownership.
Again ine plant and system
cwned by the city would not pay any
txea either on real estate or franchise
taxes and no federal or State taxes. An
other saving. The sum total of these
would mean a considerable saring in op-
erating cost which is now paid by gas
consumers all making for cheaper gas
and providing money for betterments
and improvements as they become neces-
sary as the city is not in business for a
profit I hsve been assured thst the
plan is feasible and it has met with ap
proval from those with whom I have
discussed it; however these matters will
be left to the committee I shall name in
a Tew days probably Monday to inves-
tigate and report upon."
Ceiacilsiea Favor Perch ase.
Couneilmcn who discussed the matter
are a unit for the purchase of the gas
company and are favorably inclined to
the mayor's idea. "We are going to buy
the gas plant; you can rest assured of
that. ' said one of them Friday "and I
anticipate no trouble in raising the nec-
essary funds. The valuation of the plant
will come later and it will not be that
fixed by the company either but a fair
value both to the company and the city."
Manager F. D. Murphy declined "to
comment on the question of the purchase
of the plant saying that he had not con-
ferred with the owners and the matter
was with them. President Bsker of the
company is out of the city. Many phone
messages and com m cuts of approval have
been received by both the mayor and
council since the move to buy the gas
plant became known it was announced
at city hall.
I fl GENERAL AGENT Lll
IjMl Southland tlfe Insurance fZZ
WHEN BONUS BILL
(Continued from Page One.i
didn't want to go outside to settle something."
Bare knuckles or pistols and coffee at
sunrise appeared close at hand.
Senator MK umber leaned to his feet
and moved across the chamber toward
Senator Ked. Senator Williams of Mis-
sissippi democrat came down the aisle
between the two senatorial gladiators
bent on stopping the bout. Senator Tom
Watson of Georgia assumed the role of
second to Senator Ueed. He hurried to
the side of the Missourian charging that
Senator McCnmber had been insulting in
his speech and had been the aggressor.
McCuaber Extends Olive Branch.
Senators moved up to get ringside
seats while the vare president pounded
for order. Suddenly however. Senator
McCumber held out the olive branch lie
proposed that he and Senator Keed ex
umine the stenographic record of the
bout. The record was read and peace
negotiations proceeded apace. Senator
Ueed admitted Senator McCumber's re
marks did not sound so bad as lie
thought and he apologized.
"Anything 1 have said offending the
dignity of the senate." said Senator Ileed.
"I am glad." said Senator Robinson
the senators have concluded not to go
"The outside is so large" said Senator
Kced "that it is a very safe place to
Before the final roll call was taken on
Senator Penrose's motion to recommit
the bonus bill the senate voted down an
amendment offered by Senator Kenyon
of Iowa definitely instructing the finance
committee to report the bill back to the
senate on the first Monday in January.
The vote was 60 to 7.
Senator Pitunan of Nevada democrat
gave notice that regularly once a week
he would more to discharge the finance
committee from consideration of the
bonus bill and endeavor in this way to
bring it again before the senate.
ASSASSINATION RUMOR DENIED.
Associated Press Report.
I)XTON. July 15. The Pohsh pr-ss
bureau here denies that there has been
an attempt to assassinate President Pfl-
fcudski of Poland.
Houston Poet BpeciaL
COLLEGE STATION Texas July 15.
lu an all day session here Friday the A.
and M. college board ot directors effected
its own reorganization including the elec
tion of officers and appointment of com
mittecs. let contracts for the erection ot
an agricultural and a mechanical engi
peering shop building and passed strong
resolutions sgainst any change of policy
in the administration of home demon
L. J. Hart of San Antonio member of
the board since 1911 four years vice
president and present encumbent in the
president's chsir was re-elected to head
the board: F. M. Law of Houston was
re-elected vice president and S. G. Bau
ey A. snd M. college secretary was re
elected secretary of the board.
Charles h. Marsh of Beaumont and
Mrs. J. C. George two of the new mem
bers recently appointed by Governor
Xeff. were- present for the first time
Judge J. M. Wagstaff the third new
member was not present other members
present were L. J. Hart president; Jonn
T. Dickson of Paris; W. S. Rowland of
Temple and F. M. Law of Houston.
Building Contracts Let.
Mr. Marsh was appointed on the exe
cutive building and auditing committees
and also on the 1'ralne lew State rsor-
mal and Industrial college committee
Mrs. George was made a member of the
committee on branch colleges.
Watiiiger Brothers of Austin were
swarded the contract for the erection of
both buildings other firms receiving con-
tracts lor hearing lighting snd plumbing
were: Hill Brothers company. Waco:
Dixie Heating and Ventilating company.
Houston: Martin & Wright r.lectrical
Co.. San ArTonio and J. L. Martin of
Austin. The buildings are to be erected
omplete in every respect according to
plans ami specifications.
1 he rignt Audit company ot aan
Antonio was awarded the contract to
audit the books of the A. and M. college
and its branches after the close of the
fiscal year. September 1.
In a brief report of the A. and M.
college and the branch colleges for the
scholastic year of 1920-21. submitted
to the board of directors at their 'meet-
ing held here Thursday President Bix-
xell said the problems of the college were
largely financial that reports from deans
and directors showed that otherwise sat-
isfactory conditions prevailed throughout
the entire system.
Many New Problems.
He said the unprecedented growth and
increasing attendance in all schools and
departments of the system had created
very difficult problems for the adminis-
"It was hardly to be expected that our
colleges should escape many of the fi-
nancial difficulties and uncertainties that
exist in the commercial world" he said.
"Our problems have not resulted from
uncertainty as to what this group of
schools should do but from not knowing
what we will be permitted to do. In
other words the anxieties of the present
moment grow out of the uncertainty of
adequate and dependable financial sup-
port. Nevertheless. I believe 1 can as-
sure you that with the financial re
sources avsilable every administrative
officer working under your direction has
made the wisest pdVwblt use of till re-
sources at hand and endeavored to ad
minister nis scnool division or depart-
ment intelligently and efficiently."
He said the total enrollment at all
schools in the A. and M. system during
the session of 1920 121 was X'tlT. divided
as follows: A. and M. college. 1K4S:
John Tarleton at Stephenville. 34;
Grubbs Vocational college Arlington.
301; Prairie View State Normal ami In-
dustrial college at Prairie View. 820.
Fort Worth Attorney Is
Forced to Rob Own Home
Associated Press Report.
FORT WORTH. Texas. July 15. Ray-
mond Buck city prosecuting attorney
here was forced to rob his own home
late Friday afternoon when a negro
burglar entered the Buck residence
placed a large revolver ngsinst the at-
torney's side and ordered him to help
search the house. Buck told the polio'
Friday night that he did not "intention-
ally turn robber but circumstances were
of such nature that I couldn't resist."
Blue name Wick Oil Stove
"Made like a can range" the oil stove
has come to occupy a permanent all-the-year
round position in the household.
Dealers will find In the "LORAIN" a sat-
isfactory stove in every respect to offer
their cuatomera. Write today for catalog
Peden Iron & steel Co.
k.WTOSIIO. FT. WOi
(War Tax 11c)
Saturday and Sunday
(War Tax c)
Limit Same Day
Lv. Grand Central Station
X Dally except Sunday
Additional Train Sunday Only Leaves 5:30 P.M.
Returning Learet 11 :00 PJM.
Associated Press Report.
WASHINGTON July 15. Hides raw
green and pickled were thrown off the
Fordney tariff free list Friday night by
the house which voted 152 to 07 to im-
pose an ad valorem duty of 15 per cent
to be followed by another amendment
taxing all leather products including
shoes. Kigbt republican members of the
ways snd means committee which framed
the bill voted for free hides and Repre-
sentative Garner of Texas ranking dem-
ocratic committee member and in charge
of the general fight against the bill was
counted with republicans voting for the
There were many breaks from strsight
party lines on the first contested section
of the measure but finding therneelves
with votes to spare republican leaders
forced an early adjournment over the
democratic demand that the bill be read
Representative Hawley of Washington
republican member of the committee in
pleading against the duty declared the
farmers by a tariff would get less than
they were now paid and that $81000000
would be added annually to the nation's
shoe and leather bill. He wss joined -by
Representative Burton republican Ohio
a former member of the senate who told
the house that the 1'ayne Aldrich bill
did not put one cent of tax on the side
of the cows.
Texas Sheriffs May Not
Be Allowed 1 Cent Fare
Associated Press Report.
DALLAS Texas July 15. Sheriffs
and other peace officers of Texas will
not be allowed to ride on I-eent fare or
on free passes if action taken by officials
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f rum in ROBS a double. straunth flavor.. Jl - T
you'll find only in B0B81 . n'. ' 1 y
saWasWsattlins il illaallllllaas Ill II "l IIHIWSH Mill 111 I II sail II III III j -
Automobiles Cripple I. T. A. Policy. Holders-
Chas. B. Oeaaaa Hbpstoa
Mrs laoemnltj ; Ijr dUaMlttv eaased by
paiy'reriatUr l" eC tfat ha
an H6oetoa Tenf. fraetare
lacerated m-jUp. bm Inert thigh l
I violently to the scoand. seal
We write high class rlak anleodM eetaManHeai seliey at-
tractive rat. Fall laferamation aa request
International Travelers Association
The La rout Aocldent and Health Association In the South
Price Cross President DALLAS. TEXAS Ben Haughton See'y.Traaa.
T. H. DIXON. Houston Representative Phono Taylor 1503
Prompt deliveries made from our stock of
square and round bars. Save monoy by
having your bars and column spirals shop
fabricated by us.
HORTON & HORTON
Phons Preston 1303.
Plenty of Smart Styles in Every
Kind of Braid in Sakowitz Bros.
Offering our entire stock at great reduc-
tions. None reserved. Every braid and
shape is represented and reduced for
$3.00 Straws reduced gJJ
$5.00 Straws reduced As) QP
$7.50 Genuine Panamas and Bang- d J QP
koks reduced to w40)
$9.00 to $l 1 .00 Panamas and Bang- d Q
koke reduced to bUOl)
Union Suits Mercerized
madras breezy square and
plain mull; not a garment
I 1 a a
in this showing sold tor
Union Suits In satin
stripes mercerized basket
weaves silk mixtures and
blue striped madras. These
are high grade makes; for
merly sold $3.00
I1UIW A J A
Men's Shirts In good
serviceable materials ; neat
stripes and fancy stripes in
svery wanted color. Very
Nothing like these offered in
years. The materials alone will
testify to their superior quality
all cool serviceable materials;
fine madras and soft pajama
cloth ; in white solid colors and
fancy stripes; made plain or with silk frogs and
pearl buttons; some are braided trimmed.
Men's Shirts Of fine
woven madras durable cord
materials in neat figures
and striped patterns; some
with separate collars to
Special Sale Silk Grenadine
Not the ordinary $1.00 kind but fine
quality silk grenadines that would
be good values at $2.00. It's the
greatest value you've ever been of-
fered in the new narrow shape ;
thrown green black and navy with
white bias single or double stripes.
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