The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 230, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 20, 1923 Page: 2 of 16
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THE HOUSTON POST: TUESDAY MORNING1 NOVEMBER 20 1923
J OF EX-GOVERNOR
-HAS BEEN STORMY
"" (Confil from J.)
karbecue Uroulrl he held at' the State
-. fair irouiids in Oklahoma Citjr that
OTxiM surpass anything f the kind
veraeen n the Vailed State.
Ob January ft and 10 the promise
u mod' good. More than UXVIXX)
sermon thronged th srumid. Heard
Walton take his oath of office .under
I loud speaking device datired and
Hide iiirrv anj topped it off with a
Mil of barbecue r-nteii nloiijc suiokinc
The new ft.n eruor iiUinged t once I
into h whir win cf eer. He mip
.;..) t il- ;.isitiire a nroarain
tnokitig to he betterment of cuttdi-!
ui of farmers iiu! Isboreis A Kiafe j
l ilnnt m i a tHte svstein oi
a'arehouses were inehiile.l 'n the pro
tram he suM-sted. About half tin-
aws he .propn-l were eo:ictiil.
Changed School System.
ImiM'ilia'eMv i''er a.liociiiir.ent of
the legislature early 111 April 'he gov
rrnor m !; reoouti'nt nig the
SoarJs of control of S'nte schools an. I
arstiturtons. A number of . ml iry
agricultural school came first then
tbe Oklahoma A. ami M. college Ti e
State university f.i!'.el -eeo. ami
protest was an;id throughout the
?;ate. This i- aeeentii.ited ln
lr. St'-a'ton l1 Hroi-ks re.guei -
presiileri 4 tne 1'rn ersitv of i i;.la-
noma nui Ir. .1 It. r'.kii.!c was
removed us pn ' 'lit of tie A. ami
Vliile ti vfest w ' '' height
Walton rtivri iieorje HVit. an
rgan'.7.er tre reim-tni.-.on league
ast his or. .nn-i aign manscr f..r a
tiiie during !. race as president of
the tgr.eu::::ra! college. The Amer-
ican l.ego.u had bee:: otitwken in
k oBosi!ion to Wi!-n. alleging that
ae tun cipresii a wish to "shoot a
hole tbroi:;V eiery American Legion
knit on I see ." Wilson denied the
His n; r 'iiTr'tit net stubborn
e oi rilll-
resistare- tLe part nt t
ine mrr u .""Tr v '.. I
HTer. s.-ai mi i ;t- io-ui.1 .1111.
y ioini s'udents and Stillwater resi-
aears -arse o....... v .vj .u
earned feir protest erson!y to the;
Walton rnt them with a conn in
junction re-i:n to their homes and
with the lhe:il that if there was any
Amirl'Sl in connection with Wil-
mii'c rrTi: a the collere he would
-send ti. fat' nal guard up there anl
tell yen -o go to bed and when
to ret in
v v.oi naa iri ed on-1
der the natch';! eyes of a party of
national c-ar.l officers who aeciun-
pamted ht:i to S-iHwater.
The Am-- -hl Legion continued its
cpposMi : to W 'i..n. acd after about
n rot fnenf-y he was re-
aaored. Wj t.e again reconstituted the
board of T' the college re-
miviiu: ". niher who had voted
for Wilson. Th.s action was taken
in Muskogee. .re ihe executive hadj!'" '.r"u' "v" " 'H' ;
gone last .1 u . f.Oowir.g an announce-
ment by I'r A F Iiarenport. State
health oommisnorie-. that be was
threatened with a break down and
Assailed ay Legne.
With W.lson's remoral came a dr-
anatic break with the reconstruction
league. The Oklahoma Leader so-
cialist news-paper and the mouthpiece
of the league aswiled the governor
Ul "traitor'' tu the fann-labor move-
ment. Walton replied that he had
met abandoned the farmers and labor
ers but tiiat be had become con
Tinced thjit the
leaders of the recon-1
l- ilJ - . ... nrAuan . f h i
imak and tie of the workers.
Ia a few day? he issued a call for
''couriol of composed of repre-
entarrres of reeogniied farm and
taaor orcaniiations. win ti n" I
nouncement that he proposed to place
the destH.y of ;h farm-labor move-
anent in Oklahoma in tbe hands of
these men. The council met. but took
no action and the idea was forgotten
In the maelstrom of events that de-
scended upoti the State soon after.
With dj forewarning announcement
was iade from the executive's office
on Jui.e I'i'i that he had .ieclared mar-
tial law i. i Ln. ..I"" (s.unty. He ex-
plained that toe c-in was necessary
to curb inaked outrages il the coun-
ty. Martial in however was lifted
after about two weeks.
Throughout July the governor made
it known that he was continuing the I
fight or. mobs several times annonnc-
tne that be was "ready to put the!
entire State under martial law" if it i
became n-sessry Aid then on An
gnsi 14. Ti.ia ootin'y went under the .
control of the Natiot.al Guard A
militarv omr "f in-piirr wa set up
for more than two ;
Three Men Sentenced.
sen' e! i
pen iTent iary
: ..!:;. to r
. u.- we-e tiletJ in civil
more rhnn a score of
a'-d in testimony before
f.feinal. The court was
lever and various legal
-- i.r.iwn in its way.
protest can.e from the
S'nte when the governor
others the n il ta-y
obstae'. s w -A
press of t e
urn of baheas corpus
and for a t r:" j laced a military censor
in th niices .f th Tulsa Tribune
and the ll-tinetta I'ree Ijnce. The
censors w er.- -etr.nved shortly and the
habeas cory'"- ur.-nion was never
brought to a et in court prisoners
being released before a date set for a
hearing or a w --it of mandamus in the
Ktate iiprer.:e court to force Adju-
tant General I! II Markl.am to re
On September l-". a' "i:d-ight. the
executive issued a pr-'oiaruatinn plac-
Jhe Sherwin-Williams Co.
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inn the entire State under martial law.
He declared the Ku Klnx Klan wat
responsible for the lawlessness that
he charged existed to atich an extent
that a stale of rebellion and insur-
rection" held away in Oklahoma. '
Military courts were set up in Okla-
homa City and later in Shawuee and
Sulphur. The Oklahoma t'ity police
department was taken over by the
military but returned when it was
understood. Mayor O. A. tarsal
threatened to call all his officers off
the atreets and leave the polirinf of
the city to the guard authorities. The
next day the governor ordered nia-
cliijie guns iraijuM on a fraud jury
rooVi at the Oklahoma county conrt
hoise where a rnnd jury was to as-
semble to invrstiiMte charges that he
had misused StHte money.
Solons Caliad Session
imposition t" hi ivure grew strong
ami :i group of State representatives
si for a special session
t the hou.-e to consider his action.
A majoritj oi tne iuuse niemuersnip
signed the .-all ami Ule date for the
meeting was set for September M.
I lie governor serveu imuir uim m
session would not ne permuted anu
earned out his order by use of the
National lliianl. The solons were dis-
perse! inetl. but with the threat of
There followed a week of legal
maneuvering in connection with a spe-
rial State election which the governjr
had called for Oct. 1! Campbell Rus-
seil. former chairman ( the State
corporation commission ard .1 bitter
political eSiemv of the governor had
circulated a petiltou for a cunstitu
tional amendment to permit ine iegis- iou.ieD; II. t. Cohen Houston; J.
lature vo meet without call by the j p Hensler. Hempstead: Arthur
governor for impeachment session. I lowell. North Znlch: J. B. Harris.
The initiated petition was approved by i Yoakum ; Joe B. Miles. Weimar- Joe
the secretary of State and was ap-1 l.vett. Helmic: J. Webb How-ell
parently readv to go on the ballot j Itryan; C. S. Sewall. Houston: Joe
with five other questions which the ( hns.in. Dodge: John McLeod. Oil-
governor had ordered submitted pre-1 alaska ; Ben S. Hurwiti. Houston: X.
vnuisly. M Wyeough. Madisonville: William
tioernor Walton declared that the I K. McKinnon. Schulenhurg: H. Olle.
Hnssell measure would be kept off Kalnia; J. C. Caihouu Oakland:
i of the ballot. The question was not
' settled until late Saturday night pre-
i ceding the Tuesday on which the elec-
tion was to be hejd. Then with a last
minute court decision the election was
' ordered Jo proceed with the '.(gisla-
I tive amendment on the ballot.
I Xnmee (lovernor Walton issued
'rprlmat'on in'lI'n"p3T postponing .
'the election and calling another for.
n.-h fi i.i l-;..i.. I
6 at which legislative
amendment would be mbniitted alom . 1
He issued a statement that the en- j
Iirp f of )ls su((1 jw whidi
numbd ..m woul( k. iu
the field to bar the October 2 r?c.
tion and that the whole of the Okhi-
! hmi national guard which with
j volunteers he declared numbered 73.-
WXl. would be on duty to prerent riot-
Sf' election board howerer.
reiusfj t)) IDe election ana ou
the daT before the polls were to open
I the governor reconstituted the State
board which at once sent out orders
: to abandon plans for the election.
: County boards also were reconstituted
in a number of cases. I
Throughout the State generally 1
however officials who had been or- ;
dered to stop the election gave no j
I heed to the governor's order. Shr- j
October '2 dawned the State was ready
for an election unprecedented in the
history of the nation. Special de
puties guarded every ballot box in the
State and in but few instances the
special police of the governor failed
to appear. The day passed quietly in
the shadow of tragedy. That night
the guard was maintained with re-
doubled vigilance while the ballots
The vote was overwhelmingly in
favor of the legislative amendment.
On the authority of the election a
enfl was issued by a majority of the
... .... ...
lruc ""1"' O UUl UUIJJUi liai"
ton interrupted their plans bv sum
moning them in extraordinary session
for October 11.
rr-L .' L. . l .1 1
conned h. a ItftteienT" I
fering to resutn if the legislature
woullj plsl bill which nf dratwi to
nn1k .Dlt rurh the Kn Klnv Klan
SeveraJ such bills were introduced
and were pending when the impeach-
ment trial ended.
The call for the session was ac-
cepted as the approach to the climax.
i No one doubted that an effort wjuld
: be made to impeach the governor and
I there was no surprise when the low-
er house presented 22 articles of im
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E. Y. CLARKE CASE
RESET FOR DEC. 17;
(Cont'd from Tg. i.)
a few witnesses will be Introduced
and indications are that the trial will
not last long.
I Wllen the Clarke case was called
for irinl District Attorney II. M.
Holdin announced that while the gov-
eminent was ready he hnd agreed tc
a iKstponement in order to give tin
law firm of Clark and Henry time
to tamiliarixe themselves with the
charges against the former imperial
wiiard. 'lhe Houston firm will assist
Sydney Smith of Atlanta in conduct-
ing the defense.
It. Iy. Henry former congressman
l equested Judge Hutchesou to grant
them time to pursue certain lines of
investigation which they deemed es-
sential to the defense's interests.
Mr. Clarke entered plea of not
guilty. He refused to talk to news-
The government's charges against
the former klau official are to the
effect that he transported Louise
Martin from Houston to New Orleans
! for immoral purposes. The girl was
j not in court but other government
I witnesses were present
j The jury chosen Monday includes:
S .1 l-.Bi-e Ilmiuton- .1 II Vitnelt
I'aul Dansby Bryan: Ben XI. Levy
Houston: W. O. Morrison. Heni-
stead; W. L. Sory. Livingston; J. D.
Chestnntt. Houston; W. K. Farnuhar.
Navasota: Walter Hoski. (armine;
I 1 om J Katjo Houston. D. B. Lacy
! and C. R. Yanch. bvth of Houston.
affairs in order.
K. I'eden a
. i .
were ext-tised t. get their business
member of the e -
Ljr summoned for ntit iurv dutT.
was excused br the court when he
stated that he wa. bu-rv with C.erm.n
relief work hating accepted the
rate chairmanship of a national cant-
paign to raise a fund for hungry chil-
dren. The Jury was excused until 10 a. m.
ALLIES PATCH DP
(Cont'd from Pg. 1.)
representatives naturally had the news
The compromise reached it was
learned later followed closely the
suggestion discussion before the meet-
ing of the council. This was that the
ambassadors send Germany a protest
against the lack of facilities for the
military control mission but without
mentioning what the allies might do in
case (lermany refused to give the re-
The ambassadors chose two alterna-
tive texts which they proposed to
submit to their governments for ap-
proval. Both of these teits make it
clear to the Germans that the allies
mean that the military clause of the
treaty of Versailles shall be carried
out and that the inter allied military
control mission in Germany shall be
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peachment to the senate for trial.
The articles charged corruption in
office wilful neglect of duty incom-
petency and offenses Involving moral
It was only after the executive had
failed to obtain aid from the State
supreme court and the I'nited States
district court that the impeachment
trial started November 1.
Box it is NOT
WALTON IS FOUND
BYYOTE OF 41-0
(Cont'd from P. I.e.
of grand jury by the use of military
measure. Vote 39 to 1.
That he suspended the right to the
writ of- habeas corptiS'Thiriiig the pe-
riod of martial law in Oklahoma. Vote
40 to 1.
That he issued A $10000 deficiency
certificate for the State health depart-
ment iu violation of taw when no de-
ficiency in funds existed. Vote 37 to
That he issued a deficiency
certificate for $4000 for a State ne-
gro orphans home in order to provide
salaries for two negrq barbers whom
he ordered placed on the payroll of
the institution. Vote 40 to 1.
That he attempted to prevent a
State election October Vote 117 to
That he exceeded the legal limit of
election expenses in obtaining nomina-
tion to office. Vote 1'8 to 13.
That he solicited gifts and contribu-
tions for exjvensea of his office after
he was elected. Vote 41 to 0.
I illlllllllllOUS. I
That he is generally incompetent.
Vote 'M to 4.
The charges on which he was ac-
That he used his official position to
obtain personal property and credit.
Vote 2. to IS. (Lacking the neces-
sarv two thirds majoritv to convict !
That he received a $0000 bribe to
approve an appropriation for a State
business academy. Y'ote "J1 to 14.
That he refused to permit the ex-
ecution of the law providing capital
punishment. Vote 1 to Qn.
That he illegally named large mini
hers of known criminals and irrespon-
sible persons as State police. Vote 4
That he illegally named Charles II.
Baskin. a member of the State leg-
islature as a district judge. Vote l'J
No Defense Made.
The trial ended with no evidence
having been presented for the defense
the court previously having voted ni
proceed with the hearing when Gov-
ernor Walton unexpectedly- withdrew
with his oouusel after annouio-iiig
that he no longer could stand "the
humiliation of an unfair trial."
The board of prosecution completed
presentation of its testimony today
with the defense as a unit absent
from the senate chamber.
A member of the governor's legal
staff however was in the g -tilery
throughout the day and when the roll
call on the charges was started he
took his place at the defense table
entering exgept.oiis to each vote of
guilty as it was announced.
After the formal verdict ordering
the governor's removal had been ren
dered. F K. Riddle chief of the de
fense counsel entered tip chamber
and presented the motion for a new
Throwing a great sheaf of papers
on the clerk's desk Itidil'e said:
"I hereby petition this court foi
permission to present application for a
As he made this statement. b
laughed aloud then walked to the de-
fense counsel table and sat dowu. still
Immediately after denying tbe pe
tition the court adjourned.
Lieutenant Governor Trapp who be
came governor through the action of
the court himself has gone through
an impeachment fight. Articles seek-
ing his removal in lfrjl. on-charges of
corruption in office were stricken hy
a senate impeachment court wfiicl
voted '27 to It! to quash the charges
The impeachment was in eoonectior
with alleged private bond transaction-
made by the lieutenant governor in
With the close of the impeachmen'
trial today counsel for the depose.'
executive renewed their plans to carry
tfte'ffltht to Urn' federal courts am'
completed preparations fir ft re-bearing
Wednesday in I'nited Statea dis-
trict -ourf he re'-of an application fm
a retroactive restraining order which
would act aside the action of the ta-
peachmeut court "
The hearing will mark the second
attempt to obtain federal Intervention
in ttie case a previous application for
a retraining order argued at tawton
Okla. having been denied by Federal
Judgo John II. CotteraL
Defense attorneys aifjiounced today
that if Judge Cotteral again declines
to assume jurisdiction a lie did in
tbe Ijiwton hearing they are prepared
to go at ouce to the I'nited States
supreme court where they will ask a
writ of supersedeas which would re-
store! the governor to'bffica pending a
final decision of his appeal. They
said they would not hone for a de-
cision before March at the earliest.
The Call of the
(Cont'd from Bg. 1.1
when she faced black despair. She
remembers with what relief the
workers of the Chest came and
gratitude will always remain in her
"Wouldn't yon buy coffee every
other day for a person In need?"
Was the way the workers at Dallas
put it aocording to Burke Baker
director general of the Houston
Community Chest campaign who
visited Dallas Saturday and Sunday.
Such a question has resulted In
Dallas collectlns all but $35000 of
the amount of $475000 what they
went out for. The drive will end
this Saturday it was sail!
The industrial employes of Dal
las contributed a grand total of
$HH).000. This is aliout $8 a head
and is considered a wonderful
If all the true stories that have
been told fai! to soften your heart
if you persist In believing; It's ajl
bunkum and there is no way in the
world to convince you give to spite
Dallas. Give because you want the
Dallas mayor to have to come to
Houston csn still beat Dallas on
this drive. If Houston can collect
the total $400000 hy this coming
Saturday night. Dallas will be
beaten. For Dallas has been much
longer collecting her quota and
the apreement was the city col-
lecting; the greatest percentage in
th shortest time should be the
letnner. the losing city sendiitg its
Tiayor to the winning city and the
sights of tbe "taown" shown to his
Engineer to Complete
Budget for 1924 Today
City Knginecr .1. ('. McVca will
have his lirjl budget ready to hand
t City Controller 11. A. Giles fur
tabulation today. Mr. McVes return-
ed Monday from Atlanta Oa where
he si k last week before the Amer-
ican Society for Municipal Iniprjve-
menl Mr. Mi'Vi'u's subject before the so-
ciety was the Angna Maclachlan pro
j p.'.. of (. li y.lratinit activated sliulze
in Houston. He is a member of the
J committee on tliis subject of which
Lai.ijiloii IYarse of Chicago ' chair-
I man ami T. Oinlkley Ilntton of Mil-
I uaukce is the other member.
Thirty States were represented at
the Atlanta meeting which was at-
tended by more than OKI men from
tins country Canada and Cuba.'
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valuable secrets of Nature are hidden. And
man to live must seek and find them.
To build health and nourish the body it is necessary
to choose those foods which contain the hidden but
essential elements that create energy and strength.
It has been found by health authorities that the
food element Dextrose is essential for supplying
warmth to the blood and vigor to the nerve and
tissue cells. And it is the high percentage of Dextrose
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LEADERS OF HEW .
(Cont'd from Pg. 1.)
sufficient number of banks to meet
the needs of the people through which
borrowing facilities with government-
al regulation might be available to all
oUizeus requiring capital for "produc-
tive enterprises." ' j 1
4 All Caaal RbjMa.' j
Equal rights economic legal and
political for .all cltiaena and all civil
rights. Including free apeeeh free
press and peaceable assembly as
guaranteed by tha constitution.
Tbe conference also endorsed the
action of a progressive meeting held
In St Paul last week and confirmed
the selection by Chicago conferees of
S. J. A. Hopkins of tha committee
of 48 and Dorr H.' Carroll of North
Ihikbta also representatives of the
organisation composing the Chicago
conference on the'' national commit-
tee which includes William Mahoney
member of the State committee of the
farmer-labor party Minnesota H. J.
Telgan and William H. Sehaper. This
committee is charged with calling the
A legislative committee waa au-
thorised to co-operate with progres-
sive members of congress in drawing
up bills providing for public owner-
ship of railroads control of monear
and credit through government and
co-operative banks public control of
natural resources preservation of all
civil rights guaranteed by the consti
tution prevention of judicial abuses
and election law reforms.
To Back Any Nomina.
In a statement at the end of the
conference Mr. Hopkins who left to-
night to hold a similar conference in
Shorty is back with
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who has delighted
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I MY- V f t i V-
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that it is a physical impossibility to
nominate any candidate on either of
tne old party tickets who it ciccteo
will unfalteringly deelsre war on the
Wall ftref t clique. '
"It is equally fmposmole to inject
into the republican or democratic
platfWnns any sincere guarantee hav-
ing this same object in yiew.
'To do so would De to aisooey ine
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