The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 56, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 30, 1923 Page: 2 of 18
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- r THE HOUSTON ; POST: AVEDNE
V 1 I 1 C
.. CHOPS SEEK:
TO PROVE cms
- TRUE IH OIL CASE
" fContM from Pg. I.)
admitted had been sent through the
nail In furtherance of selling their
stock. The papers Included "high
powered' oil circulars and a pamph-
'This Wit told of the achievements of
. the Lees In the aavs or m u-
. nt r.nral Robert F-. le.
concluding with a list of the alleged
; gsoKCtcal successes m icui
Robert A. Lee.
V Circular Referred to Civil War.
- ' The circulars referred numerous
' .llmea to General Robest E. Lee at
"MtuinaarV RidEe and Gttysburg.'
" and other famous battles of the Civil
' "waft One stated that "Tankeea and
- rebels alike" had purchased stock in
' . tda.LM Interests OH companies.
" '. Several of the t irculars were not sd-
' mitted as ex-Menc against the tie
fondant General'' Lee. Judge Benja
' r min. Bledsoe holding that where the
"defendant Lee had not said he had
' ." known of the cirrulsrs belns sent
through the mails they could not be
" used against him. All. however were
' ixlintttMl aroinst Shcrwin and
' Schwarz Mr. Snvnson testifying that
tbee had told him the papers were
.sent to investors througn tnc maw.
jt Mr Svenson also said the defen
' rimnt Tj. had tcH him when he
' '- " tSwenson was Investigating the mat
aer -that there were some statements
In the circulars that were not cor
' rect. He cited the numerously men-
' tioned statement that General Robert
' E. Lee hail visited the defendant
V Lee's home during the latter? hlld-
J hood and admonishing him to forever
- . bold the name of Lee sacred and to
' honor it at a!l times. Mr. bwenson
J testified that the defendant Lee told
; him this statement was uicorreti. a
''1 he did not rememNr the gr?M South-
i era general ever visiting his home.
' The defendant Lee a!si told the in-
4 specter according to his testimony.
that he had not signed the -circulars.
. - but ther had been seut out ovtr a
printed signature of his. He difl. how-V-f
ever furnish a picture of himself to
' . he used in the pamphlet entitled. "The
Honor of the Lees."
Contract Is Admitted.
Mr. Swenson testified that the de-
frndant Lee tcld him in November.
"-Wt. that he had nothing to do with
Ota management of the Lee Interests
i companies bot merely allowed the use
s ef his name for SU 50 per week. On
tft cross examinatioo hy Mr. McLean
v Mr. Swenson testified he saw a con-
1 tract between Sherwin. Schwarz and
Lee wherein Lee was to receive 10
c ' per cent of the profits or oil made by
Miss Alice M. Kane of Koxbury.
w ' Mass.. was the second witness called.
" ' Sha testified that she had first heard
of the Lee Interests by letters sent
err through the mail. She invested
'. fie in the first company. 1200 in the
: - eeAmd company and loOQ in the third
'company she testified.
Later she sent securities to General
Lhl she said being induced to do so
:' ay two men rrbo called on her claim-
- bur to be representatives of General
Lee While she d!d not state the
i. f exact amount of the securities before
cetsrt recessed at nocn. she said they
f valued them at $4iol for the express
i company which w-tj "a little mere"
than they were worth.
. Misa Kane satd she was impressed
with the Lee Interests propositions
1 because she felt that anything con -f
'.'-'trotted by "descendants of such an
.Vv honorable fam:!y" must be all right.
' Mte was also impressed with the in-
' ter-twined American and Confederate
flags cn the stationery of the com-paniea.
-BUSINESS MEET OF
: HEW COMMITTEES
' (Cont'd frcm Pg. 1.)
Vnt serious thought of Ktwanians as
- The report aNo called attention to
the promotion of the spirit of national
hrotliej liuess in ihe observance of
"Camadian Day" and United States
Houston Glee Club
Continuing In the fore of other Ki-
wania musical organizations the
clkampJon Houston Glee club enlivened
- oavenUon proceedings Tuesday at
Atlanta with several matchless pro-
'gnma according to messages received
A departure from straight conven-
Uoa entertainment was made Tuesday
. morning when a concert was given at
i the home for disabled war veterans.
followed by an offering at the home of
. th" Friendless In the afternoon. At
p. m. another radio concert was
given from the station of the Atlanta
Th Atlanta Rotary club was
r harmed with Houston's Kiwanie Glee
Club wSen a short program was given
t ' luocJwoB tRdere4 ItlagatMi at
aeon. ' ji j r i .
i Word has com hack to Ho-aatoa
that the wunnoMW t the Magnolia
City singers to comply with all re
quests for concerts hag made theaa
th moat popular tnaaical organlaatlon
at the ooavantion. The charity con
oarta for Atlanta's tmfortunates has
evoked much favorable comment. It
Is declared. . '
Tfaa most popular of the Loaa Star
delegatioh In tha area of the Atlanta
children are Frederick Leon Webster
and Card Elliott who since their ar-
rival in Atlanta hav mad a round
of tha children's homes and organi-
sations entertaining with songs and
SAYS SHE'S BACK
TO CLEAR NAME
Keep Ycur Screen
t Door Closed
J and Check
i J l".n9WARECO. W
k&mrotf harowajw Mouag
ften CMslned said Tradamario
aad Cpjrris)Ms Hssiatarsd
rr.n ' Haartes Texas
ng - A
(Cont'd from Tg. 1.)
climbing over tbe roof of the tail to
gain access to tha window but trial
was as much as she would teii about
Mrs. Phillips declared sha was not
in communication with her husband
all the time after she had made her
escape and left the Impression that
he knew nothing concerning It. Her
sister. Miss Etta May Jackson joined
her In Mexico City and went with
Carsen and Mrs. Phillips to Honduras.
She returned today and when Mrs.
Phillips was taken to the prison ac
When Mrs. Phillips left Los Angeles
she went to 6t- Louis and came here
from the Missouri city. She had set
V era Cms Mexico as her goal and
upon reaching there after tha short
stay here while waiting for a steamer
she and Carsen went to Mexico City.
There she said Carsen. because of
his drinking and other escapades be
gan to attract attention to them and
hev decided to move further south
nally landing In Honduras.
Mrs. Phillips waived extradition to
the United States and exhibited a car-
bon copy of the waiver witnessed by
he American consul. The Honduran
supreme court had issued a decree
ordering her release but she refused
take advantage of it saying sha
had determined to return to California
to prove her innocence.
Mrs. Phillips and her guard will
leave tomorrow at noon aboard the
Southern Pacific Sunset Limited and
will arrive In Los Angeles Saturday
N.Y. SENATOR URGES
CALLING OF WORLD
ECONOMIC PAR LEY
R. S.t Ctpeland Declare
' ! U. S. Booked as Lead-
er of Nations
AUTO DEALER TOLD
TO ENTER POLITICS
FOR BUSINESS' SAKE
(Cont'd from Pg. 1.)
Tou have been picked out as a bunch
Mr. Williamson Is Bexar county rep
resentative in the legislature-
One of the features of this morning's
session was an illustrated lecture by
R. Mogge. of Chicago. He is the
merchandising director for the Auto-
motive Equipment association. His
talk was on the "ask them to buy
campaign." Following the address.
wo motion pictures along this line
Associated Press Report.
RALEIGH N. C. May M An Im
mediate business and economic oonfer-
nca to inoluda U nations and from
which would be barred all political dif
ferences and intrigue was advanced
as the one possible solution of tangled
world afaftra by United States Senator
Royal S. Copeland of Now York In an
addresa today at the annual oom
men cement exercises at the. North
Carolina -State college. Particular
stress was laid on world conditions as
they affect tha American farmers.
"We ar living in a fool's paradise.
Senator Copeland declared. "In cer
tain lines in America we have pros
perity but the idleness of ths rest
of the world should warn us that our
prosperity is likely to ha transient."
Tha present trouble of the world is
not tha fear of war ths speaker as
aerted but It Is tha discontent bora of
Idleness. "What the world needs." he
said "Is work. It needs to restore
peace to obliterate tha scars of the
great war to wipe out hatred to calm
the fears and agitation of the world's
mind: there must ba found a way to
put the world back to work."
President Misses Chance. "
Turning to the world court as pro
posed by President Harding Senator
Copeland said "I feel that the presi-
dent has misaed his opportunity to
give the world a whole loaf instead of
a crust" and added:
"To say nothing about the rest of
humanity our own country can not
be satisfied with this single sugges-
tion." "Can a world court" he asked "heal
broken hearts feed the hungry give
work to those who would labor and
wipe out the hatred of all the races
of men? Will the world court revive
business restore commerce and Insura
Benator Copeland said:
"President Harding has said ha will
have nothing to do with the league of
nations. But no statesman or humani-
tarian should forget tha elementary
prooltiM of xlstsDce. problems which
ar Dressing won us day-by day.'
vThe business 'Hnduatry.T ths com-
merce of the warU. mart b ra-estab-IIbImmL
- What statesman should do II
-Beam to me. ia to find -the least com
moa 4enomlnator upon which they can
agrevand then prqoeea w asms
nL1' mMmlii trttuhlea hr tha eC-
'rasld formula - W - " '-'"' H
Leadership iff United Itatss.
Evan If tbe atatimsnt of the domi.
natlng group Mataat entrance Into
soms sort of an assoclatlca of nations
la America to shirt the leadership the
wprld locks to us to assume?
- "en .though we should assume the
enrrectneaa of Mr. Harding s oeirai
that America is unwilling to enter Into
a permanent political alliance with
nations across the ocean are we on
this account to ba purely negative la
our national attitude? -'
"My immediate appeal Is for sn at
tempt at economic agreement regara-
leas of Domical dlffloultles and in
trigue. The moat Utter opponent of
tbe league of nations oan not object to
the consideration of ths plan of the
economic rehabilitation ef the world.
The most ardent supporter of the
league after three- years ef deferred
hope and endless disappointment can
not object to a brief departure from
tbe original program
"We are Hying in a fool's paradise.
In certain lines in America we have
prosperity but the Idleness of the rest
of the world should warn us that our
prosperity is likely to be transient. We
must not disregard the warnings of the
feconomio experts. All ths signs Indi
cate approaching rinanlcal commer-
cial and industrial depression. It is
the duty of statesmen to anticipate
events and to escape national disaster
by early and effective action. 1
"In my opinion the surest gnarantee
against this Imminent peril is the call
ing of an Immediate economic confer
ence. Such a conference should not
be limited to the major nations.
Purpess of Move.
"Let it be understood that such an
arrangement aa I propose when it is
made Is for a limited time and for a
single purpose the rehabilitation of
world's industry snd commerce. Ne
other consideration should be permit
ted to mar Its purposes."
Discussing the lack of prosperity
among the farmers and Its causes the
New York senator said he was sur
prised recently by a letter sent to a
New York newspaper by a Virginia
fanner in which was given a compari-
son of good values on the farm and
labor engaged In the building trades.
This statement" he said ' shows
that it takes 65 1-2 dosen or 73 eggs
to pay a plasterer for one day of eight
hours work: It takes 17 1-2 bushels of
corn or a year's receipts from half
an acre to pay a bricklayer one day;
It tt- 11 chickens welghtf) - three
pounus each to pay a palnteV for one
nay's work h New Torkt it takes 42
pounds ef bntter ar the output o( It
vows fed and milked -for" hours ta
pay plumber 114 day and U takes
a hog weighing 17t pounds; represent-
ing eight months ot.JedlruT and oars
to pay carpenter ; tor one 'day'
One ef tha remedies for tha farm
situation he proposed waa the educa-
tion of the farmer in the moat modern
and efficient methods of coaduotlng
hi industry -i
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; (Cent d from J?g. 1.)
went ear record today as opposed t6
complete repeal ef the 1 60000 recla
mation 'and flood control appropriation
wbea It 'voted down the Melson amend
ment to tha J3onhan bill which pro-
posed Tsdutka of the appropriation to
Opposition to reduction of the
t3MM rural aid school appropria-
tion and ta reduction of the per capita
school apportionment below tit a year
also was voiced by the house when n
adopted a substitute resolution for that
Offered several days ago by Represen-
Adjournment of the present session
Immediately without attempting to en
act further revenue measures is pro-
posed ta subcommittee report to the
Joint ways and means committee
drawn a today and signed by Sena-
tars Xievta Clark Darwin and Ridge -way.
The report would request the
governor to veto such Hems as he
dearae advisable to tiring the appro
prlatloos' within the available revenue.
. TM report further .declares that
later thla year or nt rear vhtq It
Is determined waelasr her wlU be a
deficiency tbe governor should call
the legislature Into another session to
meet the emergency. ' '-
The Wood bill te-separata Insurance
and banking department approprla.
tiona was passed finally by ths senate
today. Consideration ef the v coffee
gross oil production ta.bllraa post-
poaed by asreemeat.' '- .
MORE TESTS HADE
(Cont'd frdm Tg. I.
Mr. Brltton should have a gravel sur-
face eljtit Inches thick. ' .3"
' -. Ooum Quality of Graved ." -
On all four streets hordertnguth-
mqre school the Inspectors found con-
siderable dirt andelay mixed with the
gravel. Some doubts' were -espressed If
the gravel would pro to be of good
quality If It was examined closely. On
all four of tha streets an abaundant
growth of grass and weeds was foand.
On Cradword there were two young
willow trees thriving the largest about
three feet high midway between the
crown of the street and the gutter.
Citlsens who accompanied Mr. Brltton
rppeatedly demanded an explanation of
how verdure could take-toot and arrow
It was learned at the city's engi-
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Southmors school have been. -down
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