The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 230, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 20, 1923 Page: 1 of 16
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'Building - Permit! laaued
. f Monday" . .
Number el permit 25. ; '
Total TfJua. $31905.
Total value jm far tilt year
Waathar- Houston and '
. Vicinity .
Tuesday Generally fair.
.. i.1 1 V .Li if. . rlv f i. ssa1'i " M P
;; -l in t i In ij
' .1 j ?J
' f. -CHE was a 17-year-old gm
i w? . aJ earntn? 115' a . wek as a
f fftthographer. The typewriter
J ikty$ whirred with - her wbrfc
sipd she hummed" a ott little
" fane. . A knock comes at the
v' Ydoor and there enter a team
l' '. Worker of" the Houston Cdm-
"fcunity Chest. . lA
' f The Rirl listens patiently to
l ' .4?' .la .u. foil.
V'He speaks of the good the
; liioney will do the things it
I buy and the happiness it
vU bring. 7"" v . .
4.-rt"ni pledge $10' 4he girl
y laid simply. a. . ;
' -Bot my dear that la too
; mOch for one of your means to
: pledge" the worker exclaimed.
V- ateppirtg back. v -;
."Qh you don't understand"
i the girl's voice broke and tears
3 carmc in ncr eyes yu
ou aon t
know how I've been
llore by the Chest J owe all
' .-'.have today my business edu-
V ction the new home where
V Jny mother and my sisters and
brothers areto the Chest. We
were once destitue and then
-jjood people came to us and
"Jielped us up again; put spirit
V.-back into my soul and those
' ' people were workers using
Community Chest funds."
;? ir And while the girl signed
$t card pledging $10 the
" ' vjprker was silent becausehe
understood. And the work-
. ' t heart was light and his
yes sjtarkled when he left
ithat plajce 'where a 17-year-old
. girl had bared her soul.
' r ' '
v -The above story was told at
the first luncheon Monday of
"V. the Community Chest workers.
:p More than 35ft jwr preseojt.
' ' andaliftiimJg1f-v
hours work had been- put in.
the sum of $10000 had been
collected by the Jive divisions
working for the chest.
"We have put our faith in
Houston" J. W. Slaughter
executive chairman of the
. drive said "and if the f ity does
as well during the mam drive
as it did during the preliminary
. gifts committee campaign we
will come out all right.'
There's still $183000 to get
for the chest.
"i To reallr. the need that is the
' Point. .
At the lilonday meeting 'another
worker got up and told ot the ef
fect a little explaining had ac-
It was at one ot Houston'a in-
. ' dustrlal plants. The company had
20 employes making $150 and less
:'. .a month and It was decided to or-
v . r ganlu a 100 per cent club for the
V- " cbest. When the collections were
. all In there was only $40 collected.
;.t The manager of the plant called
'..T them all together and "explained"
" a few things.' He told of the pur-
4 "i poee of the cheat how It would di-
. ride this money among 24 cbartta-
; bla organiaatlons in Houston. Or-
c.' ganlxatlons that touch every phase
" . - of human misery and want He
f' "described it all very plainly
f Affcnd then asked that they take
" .mother try.
7"On the second count the aum ot
1175 was collected.
- "It only avery one knew what
' that 17 -year -old stenographer
. knows" one otfloial aald. "It wonld
' not be so hard to maae people
Althourh the girl and her mother
and sitters and brothers are now
on the road to happiness the girl
has not forgotten those dark hours
(Cont'd on I. 2 Col. 5.)
- Associated Press Report
. .WASIDNOTON. D. C. Nov. 1.
'Eat Tx": Tuexday and Wednesday
J eaerally fair coeftr-in aertkweat
jouMaa: Tneaday and Weddeaday
'.faaerally fair. -
. "-ArkDi: Tnedsy and Wednesday
- ..feaerally fair cooler ia west portioa
. ! .Wednesday.
T v Oklahoma and West Texas: Tues-
:u : j and Wednesday generally fair
'-. - .aeoler Wednesday.
. v 7TllrtwT BjjlWln-JMrt nadi art ftlf t
In ml Ta rjonh to hey and s
V Lowet Mond mornln II.'
TPrtdpitttlon fram ts.au Snnday Ut 1
i.'. Mo"iT nc- .
i ! 'f SoariM lit a. at; tanwt I:t4 p. m.
V.Moon rif l: a. .: 1:11 a.
i - CMiprUT mrd at HonMoa Nor. li
'up ii ii. i i
U: 5; SOLOliS t?EAK
Nineleenth ' - Anhtial Sei
."i.t -J..'" ..'l iii .V'l'..' 'f. u ...
t; v. slon Opdis at Rice i
Addresses by eminent men in sup-
port of the intracoaiital canal project
featured the first dav'a MHtdnn of th
Intracoastal Association of tooisianai
...J 1..-... ...u:..L. m. T
u amis vuit:u uivi juuuaay morB-
tnt In the Kice hotel for its nin.
teeath annual convention with about
Idll drlexatw prenout.
Among the speakers at the after-
noon session were . United States
Senator Joseph II. Kansdell of Uu-
isiana president of the Kational Jtiv-
ers and Harbors conference for '18
years and a consistent friend of riser
and harbor development in tfia South
Henator Kansdell was Introduced
by Tom Ball. The senator declared
that "In my judgment there never
was a time in the. history of the na-
tion that we needed better trans-
portation facilities si badly aa we do
He declared that the amount of
freight which railroads are called on
to carry doubles every ten years that
the .railroads of American can not ex-
pect to keep pace with this increase
that the panic of 1907 was caused by
rail congestion and that the only
possible solution of the problem is
through development of inland canals
and barge service.
"tVe.must get this project extend-'
ed from five to nine feet and I want
to say to you that the people in the
take Charles territory are ilninv
their bit by paying" for the extension f
or jo reet or a greater portion of.it"
be stated. "I do not think that you
men have been doing you best If
you set out to do your best I know
thst you can accomplish this pur-
oose." O. S. E. Holland president of the
"-"loeiation. introduced Oonr-nmn
john N. Osrner of the fifteenth con
gressional district. Mr. tiarner stat-
ed that when he first went to con-
gress he succeeded in reintroducing'
theoriginal infracostal canal bilL
Congress has undergone a decided
change in its attitude towards water-
way legislation be declared and 'no
longer regard it as "pork barrel"
Congressman J. J. Mansfield Tesa
member of the rivers and harbors
committee declared that co-operation
hi taking the place ot eompatition be-
A. M. Locked vice president of
the board of waterways or Iew Or-
leans K. A. Peden. chairman of the
port commission of Houston and sev-
eral others spoke at the afternoon
I hiring the morning session a tele-
(Cont d on Pg. fi. Col. 1.) '
INTO CHURCH GET
SILK FLAG LIGHTS
Thieves broke into I he (lemeus
Memorial Kpiscopal rhurch through a
window took a silk flag and pole
given to Kev.-T. J. Windham the reo-
tor. by the Klks lodge on Flag da;.
1K2". and walked off carrying the
minister's vestments and all of the
large electric lights and fixtures in
The loss became known Monday
night although the deacons who dis-
covered the robbery Hunday morning'
had reported to the eitv detective de-
fl'arlmeat immediately. Kev. Mr.'
Wliinhsin said that the total loss will
mount to more thmi 1."0.
"For 14 yesrs I left the doors of
my ohnrrh unlocked hilt lately 1 have
boiled the doors." he said. '"The
latest robbery is the third in the past
few months. On the other two oc-
casions the thieves did not csrry off
much apparently being frcightened
away by passers-by."
In connection with the rnbberj
Rev. Mr. WindHam called attention to
the fact that a letter presented to the
city council Monday from Rev. W.
Payne Stanley a negro preacher ask-
ing police protection for the St. Clera-
ena Episcopal church is not from his
JUDGE MOVES FAIR SEX OUT
OF JUR y'S 'SYMPA THY' RANGE
Associated Press Report.
FORT WORTH Texas Nov. 19.
Weeping women will piuy no part in
the verdict of the jury now hearing
the Dr. Frederick A. Cook case in
federal court as far as it is in the
power of Judge Killits to prevent it
Monday with the beginning of ar
guments in the case when it could be
expected that government attorneys
would not be guided hy the veneer
of the parlor Judge Killita instruct
ed mat all wivea or other letnale rela-
tives of the 12 defendants to move
back of the trial railing ia the court
The court said that emotion held
aa place la a lawsuit and if there was
an emotional scene it should be as far
removed from the lurr aa noeaible. A
spadal place was reserved s for the
women on the front row ot beaches
used by the spectators.
Among the older womea is Mrs.
Maria Ceok divorced . wife . of . Dr.
Cook. Her demeanor I apparently one
of unconcern.-. Bitting with her Moo-
day waa Mra. & B. J. Cox who until
that tine had sat beside her defend-
ant husband inside the railing' daring
me raie sa us oetn in US qoart
room. Mr. .Cox freyueuUr smiled
acmes at her husband y-r-'' -: v
; John B. Pratt ouensd the amtmenra
for the government. He apoka for
foar Hours bat hi an that timo be sai
ls yoicev-v' v:
many vhaant tarn to
ill 1 N i in. n iiiiiriiii! "
E.K. CLARKE CASE
RESET FOR DEC. 17;
CASE IS DP
U. S. Attorney to Defend
Dry Officer; Smith
Interest in federal court proceed
ings. centered in the E. Y. Clarke
Mann art trial switched Monday to
the Keller nines trial when the
Clarkc-case was postponed to Decem
ber 17 by agreement between the
former imperial wizard's attorneys
ami District Attorney H. M. llolden.
The llines case will he called tor
trial Wednesday morning. The de
fense will be coudurted hy Mr. llolden
id his assistants while the prosecu
tiou will be in the hands of State Dis
trict Attorney J. IJiaie Smith.
Mr. llines has expressed a desire
to fciand trinl as quickly as possible
and H is not thought likely that a
contimiaure will be asked by the de
The prohibition agent is charged in
an indictment returned by the Harris
county grand jury with the murder
of F.mory Hicks Uarrisburg deputy
constable a few weeks ago. The
shooting took plaee on the Harris
burg road where Mr. llines snd his
I rother were transferring s losd of
liijuor from a seised car to their own
muchtne. The case was transferred
from State to "federal court by Judge
J. C. Hutcbeaon Jr. who granted a
writ of habeas corpus which request-
ed the rxalfsfer on the ground that
the defendant waa a federal offerer
engaged in the performance of his
duty at the time of the slaying.
In the writ it was indicated that
Mr. Hints' defense will be that he
shot to save his own life and that of
hia'brother. It is expected that only
(Cont'd on Pg. 3 CoL 8.)
Dr. Cook his co-defendants snd their
Operation as he reviewed the evidence
which has been introduced duriug the
rive weens ot using testimony.
One by one he took the 12 defend
ant and outlined the parts he said
tney piayett tn the organisatioa of the
Petroleum Producers' association. II
fitted them all into the general scheme
which tn indictment alleged existed.
Pratt did-not "make a speech but In
s quiet tone took the evidence aad ex-
plained to the jury why he thonght it
proved that the defendants sre gultv..
The attorney devoted a great deal of
time to reviewing what he alleged wa
a direct attempt oar the part of Dr
Cook to steal the Allied Oil compa-
ny outright.' v-
Durin tola sntir arralenmmt TW.
Cook aat and calmly gased ayonad the
conn room or maaa notes on a pad be
held In his haad. .
The real oratory la expected o .
telop Tuesday. Former Senator Jo
seph WeMon Bailey and Harry Zwte-
iel. United : States district attorney
will bt th last two attorneys to apeak
.Former Senator Bailey fs defending
Dr. Cook and is txpected to aiaka oa
of tke supreme efforts ot a lifetime
filled 'with public speaking.
Mr. Zwfeftl win close for the gov-
eramaafe .' j
Wednesday morning Jndge Jfjrata
wlB cbarga the Jury. . He bis said that
ne am not nunc u a tooa idea tojtend
leliberationa af the
ne jory o"' or oei
end t a i j a an
GOVERNOR V ."
1 Sf -yi i
V & ti
LEADERS OF NEW
Progressive to Select
. Candidates at Meeting
Associated Press Report
CHICAGO. Nov. 19 A national
convention of progressive political
organisations to nominate candidate
for president and vice president In the
name of the progressive party farmer-labor
party or such other name as
progreesive voters may have estab-
lished in various States will be held in
St. Paul or Minneapolis next May SO
progressive leaders meeting here to
launch a third party decided tonight.
The convention according to the
resolution providing for its railing
will have as its key-note the abolition
of special privilege. Special privilege
waa defined as "the unjust economic
advantage by possession of which a
small group controls our natural re-
sources transportation industry and
credit stifles competition prevents
opportunity of development of all
and thus dictates the conditions under
which we live."
Pledges af Wide Seeps.
The resolutions pledged support to
sny candidate endorsing the party
principles in writing and invited all
progressives and -progress organiza-
tions to join in the movement.
Among the principles for which the
progressives will stsnd and endorsed
in the resolutions were the following:
Public control of uatural resources
by taxation of all land values includ-
ing (and containing coal. oil. gas
miueral deposits large ater powers
and lar7A fmnirrial timliA
"in order to prevent monopoly and
speculation to aid industry and to
force idle lands into use.' Public
ownership of railroads canals snd
pipe lines Including distributing snd
terminal facilities and all necessary
means of transportation "in order to
give toe same service to all nsera
Qovernraental banking by which the
government would enter the banking
business reserving the sole right to
issue currency and determine the
amount to be Issued and establish a
(Cont'd on Pg. 2. CoL (1.1
SOUGHT FOR NEW
r Applications fur five building per
mits loiaung i:n.i.i jor a - mptier '
dance hall bath bouse swimming pool
and gate at the new "Iiua park"
amusement enterprise on Hoimon
avenue were filed with A. J. Denhaui
structural engineer for the cay. Mon
bimultaneously the attorneya for
(he Houston Amusement nark in
corporated promoters of the enter-
prise appeared before the city coun-
cil with an application to cancel fees
amounting to $.150 on the permits.
Issuance of the permits is held np
while the members of th council vis-
It the site of the proposed park to
determine whether or not four street
dedicated to the city be given back to
(n owners oi tne property en each
aide. Should the council give the
atreeta to the amusement nark pro-
moters baildioc ODeratioa '- would
tart Immediately after iaarutucs at
thapamitfc the attorneys Mid. . .
Toe- council wtu id By Wednes-
iff afternoon. Acting . Mayor Ot i. I
. M ( '
ALLIES PATCH HP.:.
MOTHER TRUCE; :
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Agreement Beached on
- Note to Germany; Peri-
ally Threat Omittp
Associated Press Report
s PARIS Not. 19. The allies after
declaring in various ways their deter-
mination to disagree on the enforce-
ment of the allied military control in
Germany hesitated when the moment
came for the break today and in a
final .effort to avoid rupture patched
up a compromise text of a note to
Germany which was submitted to the
The French cabinet approved the
cdurse taken; but Great Britain and
Belgium bad not been heard from
when the council of ambassadors met
at A o'clock for its evening session.
Hence the crisis goes over until to-
The gravity of the decision the am-
bassadors were called upon to take
waa reflected in the extraordinary
precautions taken to surround the de-
liberations of the council with secrecy.
Then French newspaper men were
marooned In one wing of the foreign
office while the ambassadors were
notified that they should make their
entrance at the other end. As for
the foreign correspondents. Including
the American and British they were
excluded from the building altogether.
Harriett U Optimistic.
But the Anglo-Saxons though
obliged to shiver IsJh cold ran while
on watch were the first to penetrate
the secrets of the council. They dis-
covered the scheme to introduce the
ambassadors at the far end of the
foreign office and whileawaitlng their
arrival' were gratified by cordial
salute from Genersl Msngin whose
early morning visit to Premier Poin-
care was much commented upon in
view of the present tension.
Myron T. Herrick the American
envoy was ia appearance the only
optimist smong the ambassadors. Vis-
count Isbii of Japan grave and taci-
turn aa usual entered tire building
.without looking to the right or left
Lord Crewe or (jreat Hritain was
solemn and pre-occupied and appeared
unaware of the presence of any spec-
tators Bsron Avexsano of Italy and
Jules Cambon. representing France
escaped all observation by entering
from the rear but Baron Gaiffier
D Hestroy of Belgium although eri-
ou had a smile for the newspaper
mea and nosed far the photographers.
expressing the bene that they would
do Better by btra than nravtootrly.
The atmosphere around the foreign
office generally waa that nf impending
trouble. American Ambassador Her-
rick one of the first to arrive and (he
first to leave was also the first to
announce that there wonld be no break
today and the Auglo-Saxon press
(Cont'd on Pg. 2. Col. 3.)
U. S. BRINGS SUIT
. ASKS $2-000000
Associated Press Report.
WASHINGTON. Nov. in. Swift &
Co.'s daim of $1")(K)(M)0. alleged to
be due from the -government on s war
time contract for army bacon will be
met with a counter claim approaching
$2000.0(10 for over-charges which the
department or justice asserts wss
made by the T'hicago packing concern
in some of its dealings with the gov-
ernment. The government's brief in the case
which the deiartmeitt announced to-
night was ready tor Sling In the court
of daim. accuses (be packing concern
of fraud and numerous other offense
in dealing with the government and
asserts it vioiateuits food administra-
tion license by tsking greater profits
thsn the license permitted during the
wsr. The Swift clsim. the govern-
ment brief asserts represents "built
up" charges many of which were im-
proper snd c o n t s i n "aggravated
losses" and "pyramided" production
costs. All efforts by the government
to. determine the production costs
have fsiled the brief sdds and it says
it doubta whether the true damages
if any ever can be sscertslned.
Announcement of the department's
move in ihe Swift case evoked for-
mal statement from (J. F. Swift the
company' vice president emphati-
cally denying that the packers' profits
were exesssive. The statement says
the government failed to take bacon
for which it bad contracted and is
now making an effort after a lapse of
four years to offset damages claimed
hy the firm. Mr. Swift ask that pub-
lic judgment be reserved until the
court's decision has been rendered.
Healing with the question of profits
which it asserted the packing bouse
had taken the government's brief de-
clares thst Swift & Co. hsd embodied
"improper elements snd items which
sre exorssive and exorbitant'' in com-
puting Its costs. Many of them the
brief adds were based on factors
wholly unrelated to the production of
the commodity but tended to incresse
ss a result the smount which rbe pack-
er received as profit under th 2
per eent limitation imposed by tke
food administration license.
City's Attorney to Make
Statement on N. Y. Trip
City Attorney Sewall Myer said
upon nia return from New York Mon-
day night that be will give out a state-
ment outlining the condition of Hous-
ton's beaded indebtedness this mora-
Ing. While hi New York he Inter-
viewed John C Thomson municipal
bond -legal expert retsrdinc th lit
ter's approval af the tl.2Sfl.000 in
authorised unissued Hoattoa bonds.
-H. A. Gilea city controls r. mad a
recent trln to New York for tbe warn
ptn-awv and It was at hla torteafioa
that - Mr atyar viatted aSv. Tboawosi I
WALTON FOUND GUILTY ON
11 COUNTS; OUSTED FROM
OFFICE B Y41 TOO VOTE
Political Career of Ex-Governor
Has Been a Series of Sensations
Associated Press Report.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Okla Not.
1. J. C. Walton waa elected gov
ernor of Oklahoma last November
and took the oath of office Janu
ary 8 of tbla year. From the time
be entered the race for toe demo-
cratic nomination his public life
baa been a aerie of sensation.
Flying by airplane from Okla
homa City to Shawnee to accept
the Indorsement of the Oklahoma
farmer-labor reconstruction league
he Jumped into the spotlight and
remained there without intermis
Backed by the farm and labor
groups represented by the recon
struction league Mr. Walton
plunged into a campaign for the
democratic nomination the like of
which had never been aeen in Okla-
homa. A motor caravan containing a
jaza band and a concert singer
whisked the candidate from on
Oklahoma village to another. The
train waa preceded hy an announc-
er who gathered a crowd on a
downtown corner Just aa Mr. Wal
ton and hi party would enter the
The campaign waa bitter. Wal-
ton was branded a radical. The
reconstruction league waa alleged
to be an offspring of the non
BEN MM DIES
SUDDENLY IN ROOM
AT HOUSTON HOTEL
Succumbs to Attack
Soon After Return
From New York
Ben Kiam 00 president and owner
of the Magnolia Loan and Building
uoaopany and promiaeut realty dealer
and capitalist of Houston died sud-
denly in bis room st the Rice hotel
at 1 :40 p. b. Monthly. With his wife
he returned Sunday sfteruoon from
New York where he hsd Jjieut tbe
isst two mouths visiting his brother
Ud Kiam. formerly of Houston.
According to hla son Victor he
complained of feeling ill when be ar-
rived in town and a physician was
summoned. Although the latter found
nothing seriously wrong with him be
decided to remain in his room Mon-
day. Death is believed to have been
due to beart failure and a weakened
coudition brought on by an attack of
pneumonia some tiuie ago.
Mr. Kiam was born at Liberty
Texas. He moved to Houston when
it was tittle more than a village und;
st it h the exception of two years spent
at New Orleans he resided here until
the time nf his death lie look a
leading part in tbe development - of
residence proierties and during the
Inst few months lie was engaged in
improving and marketing a new addi-
tion west nf Houston Heights.
He is survived by his wife Mrs.
Cora Kiam: his son. Victor who re-
sides in Houston: his brother Kd of
New York snd four sisters Mrs II.
W. Prince of Houston Mrs. M. M
lei y of (islveston. Mrs. Ben l.iux of
Pallas and Mrs. Carrie Mrt'lay of
The body was sent to New Orleans
hy the Velheimer l'ndertaking com
pany at I) p. in. for burial.
Mingus Business Block
Swept by $40000 Fire
Associated Press Report.
MINGI S. Texas. Nov. 10. An en-
tire block in the heart of tbe busi-
ness district here wss destroyed by
fire which originated early today. re:
suiting in estimated loss of S10.OOO.
A drug store owued by J. M. Iloss
a hotel a barber shop snd s tsilor
shop were completely destroyed. The
total loss is only about two-thirds
covered by insurance.
Fire fighting apparatus from Thur-
her was sent here and the Teias snd
Pscific Itailroail company set csrs of
water on the trsck nesrest the fire.
The automatic pump of the Tbur-
her fire department pumped the water
out of the tanks and within two hours
the fire was under control.
POST-CARROLL SHOW FOREST
OF FLOWERS OPENS TONIGHT
Texas avenue will be like a boule-
vard in the tropica this morning with
pslm lesves sprouting from every
lamp post. Signs will guide the curi-
ous ones to the city auditorium
where once insids the visitor will be
surrounded by s veritsble forest of
tbe prettiest flowers iu South Texas.
For tonight the opening of The
Poet-Carroll flower show will be cele-
brated. Kxhibita were in place late
Monday while booths were given final
touches and all was made ready late
Monday night for the grand opening.
In addition to the elaborate array
nf blossoms the florist hss srrsnged
a musical program to Include sooth-
ing tunes of the old masters snd blsr-
irg iass of today. There will be a
Flower Girl rhorons under direction
of Mrs. C. II. Darnell with a score
of Houston' beauties who srill daace
singing and tossing flowers from oae
end of tbe auditorium to the other
during the entertainment...
The eowplet taunoal program fol-
partisan league of North Dakota.
Old-line democrat protested that
Walton was an interloper seeking
to ride Into office on the votes of
democrats to whoae party he bore
Walton however maintained hla
democratic affiliations denied the
charges of radicalism and stood
out flat-footed for the farmer and
laborer. He waa opposed by R. H.
Wilaon State superintendent of
public Instruction and Thomas H.
Owen . former chief Justice of the
State supreme court.
Walton waa nominated by a sub-
stantial majority his strength com-
ing from the small towns and tbe
rural aections. Muskogee waa the
only large city that gave him a
Hla campaign for electron was a
repetition of the primary fight.
Many democrats still charging him
with radicalism aligned themselves
with the republicans In an effort to
elect John Fields editor of an agri
cultural journal. Walton waa elect-
ed but he trailed hla ticket by
many thousand votes.
For a time sfter be rested m Cuba
but the public did not loa eight of
him for while he was away plans
went forward for a monster celebra-
tion to be held in connection with hi
inauguration. Word went out that a
(Cont'd on Pg. 2. Col. 1.)
SCORE VICTORY IN
ALIEN LAND CASE
Supreme Court Decision
Forbids Aliens to Hold
Associated Press Report.
WASHINGTON Nov. 10. Th. Pa-
rffte Coast fetates w complete vic
tory in tbe supreme court today in
their efforts to prevent Japanese
from acquiring any control over or in
terest in agricultural rands.
Having a week ago sustained the
validity of the alien land laws under
which aliens ineligible to citisenship
ere prohibited from owning or leas-
ing sgrk-ultursl land the court today
took tbe final step to make such legis-
lation completely effective by holding
in tbe construction of such laws the
intention of the States must be care-
fully considered and that any transac-
tion which would have the effect in
any reasonable contingency of giving
such aliens any control over agricul-
tural lands equivalent to ownership
and leasiug must be construed as pro-
hibited. In testing out the alien land laws
of California and Washington attacks
were directed not only through pro-
osed leases as in the two cases de-
cided last week but also through
"cropping" contracts and attempts by
ineligible aliens to acquire stock in
companies suthorixed to buy sod sell
In a short decision by Justice But-
ler the court declared that the State
may forbid indirect as well sh direct
ownership and control of agricultural
and by ineligible aliens being limited
in the extent of its prohibition only
hy the treaty rights guaranteed in
eligible aliens. The treaty with Japan
could not be interpreted he stated as
conrsiiimg any limitations to the re-
strictions which the States could im-
pose upon the ownership or control of
agricultural lands by ineligible aliens.
Southern France Feels
t Shocks of Earthguake
Associated Press Itepnrt.
PAKIS. Nov. 1! An earthquake
early today shook -the eastern portion
of Southern France along the Spanish
frontier in what is railed the Garon-
ne basin or Kastern Pyrenees caus
ing lighting futures to vibrate doors
to swing and dishes to rattle and
cracking many wails in Perpignan
which seemed to be the renter of the
disturbance. No other serious dam-
age and no loss of life was reported.
Toulouse was Ihe northern most city
to report the shock which lasted sev
"Funiculi -Funicula" (I.uigi Penza)
sung by Mrs. Ioma Campbell: "Poet
and Peasant" overture played by Jo-
seph Itragers and choir of violins:
"Say It With Flowers." by Flower
Girl chorus led by Mrs. Darnell; orig-
inal com poait ions played by Segar El-
lis Houston composer sud pianist:
"Ive Senda a little Gift of Roses.'
uug by Miss Mary Templin; "Isle of
Sweethearts" sung by1 trin Mr. and
Mrs. C. H. Darnell aud John Willard
of Chicago; "Ohannsouette" -Hass).
played by Mr. Bragers; "Land of the
Sky Bine Water" (Cadmair). played
by Mr. Bragers; "Hose in the Hud"
(Foster sung by Mrs. Darnell;
Sextette from I.ucia." played by vio-
lin choir: "Gypsy lxve. Song." sung
by Mr. Darnell: "Say It With Flow-
ers" by ensemble chorus
The same program will be given
Thursday and Friday nights the
Wednesday uight program being in
charge of the Circle 11 Glee dnb un-
der direction of d A. Hammond nf
th Houstoa Conservatory of Music. -.
PRICE 5 CENTS
tl. p 1
Verdict Follows Quick
Close of Hearing With
Governor Offering lo-
Defense to Charges t
Defense Lawyer Laughs i
Aloud as He Asks for
Rehearing; Appeal 'to
U. S. Court ' '
OKLAHOMA CITY Dkl '
Nov. 19. I. C. Walton fiftK
governor of Oklahoma was rA
uiuvu irum omce tonignt'py
unanimous vote of the Stater
senate court of impeachment!
alter nis trial on rharcM f
corruption in office neglect of "i
luiy moral turpitude and cen1
eral incompetency. -Hi-
A tormal verdict ordering
the removal was. returned after '
tne executive had heen fmnf
guilty of 11 of the 16 charges
uicaciucu. l nc VOtC WaS 1 .
Six of the orifrinal 22 charges
constituting the impeachment:
bill were dismissed by order oi
The court by a standing?
vote denied a motion for sv
new trial which
Walton's counsel filed imme-.'
diately after the verdict was
Guilty on First Cqunt. .
The trovernor'a removal
though not formally ordered
unm alter a verdict had beerj
returned on each charge was
made certain shortly before 4
o'clock when the court with
out a sjissentintr vote fan ml '
him guilty of abusing his par '
aon ana parole authority. . t-Forty-one
only one of the total .member-
ship of the body voted (of;
conviction on the clemency
charge the first to be voted
upon. Senator Jack Barker .
who has voted consistently in
the governor's favor through-'
out the 16 davs of trial.
absent when the final roll waa
..Tb. articles of Impeachment ararsj '
filed hv th lnw. ItAj... (. .k. . - .!
legislstnre which lesa than two months
sgo ine executive at the height of his
Por bad dispersed by military fovea.
With tbe removal of Governor Wal-
ton. Lieutenant Governor M. E. Trmpn
becsme governor of th State. Trapp
hss been lieu tr Dan t governor during v
two four-year administrations and had
been acting governor since October 23 i
when the senate suspended Governor
Walton following the filing of the fan- '
peacbinent charges against him.
The vote on the pardon and parol . '
charge which determined th removaL
followed with surprising suddenness
sfter the elimination of the last wit- v
K-W-Mariana president af tha
Marland Refining company had barely ' '
left 'he stsnd wben W. E. Disney. "
chsimian of thm Imim kAi - -
agrr which conducted the protect!-
tion announced that H tAnM
concluded. T .
Artlcla 19 First .
A few nrflHfnlnar m.nMM ..a
j u tji wnif
then a motion waa maita t wn ;..
on article 19 the clemency charge
Tbe court simtsined th motion ami
me prosecution summed up briefly t
the tpstimnnv intrnAtimA In MMHn-21 I. :
of the charge.
orking with a speed that had ba-
come unusual in tha trial tbe court -
then took up the roll call Tha eham-
ber was intensely quiet as on senator '
sfter soother arose and voted "aye "
mny with voice that were kept
steady with difficulty.
Twenty-eight vote wer accessary
to convict and aa tbe clerk read down
the list- each nam rA AAlw- i
vote against the executive the tea-
sion increased as the decisive vota
drew near. i :
Senator O. D. Tweedy of Arnett waa '
the 28th man on the roll With the .
determining vote in his power he arose Ji
snd told the conrt he would vote "ne"' ..
unles riven anthnritv later tn i
A pause ensued then a voice broko '
tbe stillness. '
"All right go ahead and vote." A
"Then I vote "ave." Senator Lead? ' '
said and as the words left his lips v
a hurst of applause cam from the 5
When the roll was complete the
clerk read the result and Chief Justice 'r
J. T. Johnson of the State supreme
court who presided at the trial tr '
noiinrrd the verdict. '
finiltv. as charged in article s
the chief iimtice sairl Afnre iniil.iifl. .
greeted his words and brought a hasty
reprunanu irom tne marshal ot the
KonHf who threatened to clear tha
galleries if the order of the court i
aghin was disturbed.
Succession of "Gullties."
Then followed in raniif succession t I'
verdicts on each of the retnainina ' -
Those on which the governor was'
convicted in the order or voting weref i ;i
That he exceeded bis pardon and
parole power in order to permit bia
friends to collect large fees. Vote 41 1
That he placed hla personal chauf-f
feur on the State health department
payroll. Vote .15 to-8. . v .
That he padded tha State payroll '
by employing many mrsoh to wlora
he owed political debts. ; Vota 3$ to
8. ' -.'. -i '..'.. .''
That be prevented the assembling '
I s (Coot d OS
icontd n ry. x i j :y
j.'jtj. i"Vu ' ' iTr
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