The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 38, No. 12, Ed. 1 Sunday, April 16, 1922 Page: 1 of 58
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; YES OR NO
V . Soviet Delegates at Genoa
- must uive uerinue
r- CANNES PACT
Auoclatcd Prau Report. a
GENOA April 16. Tb Ruln M
'"tXn wer told 8turdy to anwr
dnnltely- "yei". or "no." to
- whether they will put1 Into prmetloe
" the condition! of the Cannes resolution
and the niaranteea eontillned-In the
London experta report according- to a
- French .communique taiuea aupeequent
j to the adjournment of a lencthjr meet-
ing between the allied leadera and the
vJt seemed Impossible said the French
tsaement to gat anything tangible
5 front the soviet delegates who astotf-
' lahsd the allied representatives by de-
manding 10004000000 gold rubles as
-j the amount due Russia because of
foreign intervention. This Is two and
a half times greater than the amount
the allies claim from Russia. ' -4
-'-An Italian statement regarding the
- meeting was mora optimistic. It points
J out that .the subject dlsoussed wsrs
6 vaster In scope than was dreamed of
4 when the Genoa conference originated.
" "Thla says the statement "is an
- attempt to bring about the eo-exlst-enos
In the world of finance economy
. ";; and commerce of two opposite regimes
capitalism and communism. This
V morning the experts were struggling
". In kingdom of figures .and in the
afternoon the allied leaders took ths
f discussion back into the kingdom of
The bolshevik delegates have been
asked to expedite the. discussion as
' much as possible and the conversation
wU be resumed as soon as possible.
C; '.The bill was made up said the dls-
patch for damagaa suffered In Rus-
Kolehak. Tudsndltch and Wrangel
and fU.000000000 - for other' dam.
.' ages. Including the loss of Bessarabia
to Rumania. The dlspstch added that
k the soviet delegates claimed that while
' jeoognlslng Russia's pre-war dabt they
were creditors to the allies and not
' Prime Minister Iioyd George the
; Havas dispatch asserted. Informed the
- Russians that their claim was unad
' mlssable and was contrary to all rea
son and Justice. It said he requested
' them to reconsider and bring In a re-
ply favorable to the allied demands
otherwise there waa no object In con-
tinuing the Genoa conference' so far
as Russia was concerned.
FINE WEA THER
V With weather promised to be In
keeping with the occasion ths Joyous
i uplrlt of Easter will prevail in Houa-
j ton today.
3- Special Easter services will be held
Vtkhv morning and tonight In practl-
Ideally all city churches. Masses ves
per services and special Easter music
will feature .the church observance of
v Throngs of Saturday night shoppers
predicted the customary Easter prom-
.. enade -today. '
Straw- ats worn by men will be
very much In evidence today haber-
dashers reporting all sales records for
straws having been broken Saturday.
- One -men's clothier stated he sold over
'MO straw hat Saturday afternoon.
Even the stranger within the city
: will be reminded that today is Easter.
The day win be observed with a "Fel
krwshlp Tea." at ( p. m. Sunday at
the voung Men's Christian aasocla
tlon to which all young men who are
strangers In the city are Invited. Rev.
. William D. Ryan pastor of the South
End Christian church will deliver aa
.Easter message. His address will be
followed bjt a sooial hour for the
Xi. S. Recoonizes New
' Guatamalan Government
. i Associated Press Report. :
'- WAgHtNOTON April U. ReCosni
tlon was accorded the new government
of Ouatetnate Saturday 'by the United
States. - i i .
Announcement of the action of the
American government -was made by
the state department. .'. . . .
J WEATHER FORECAST
i ' 'Associated Press Report
I. WASHINGTON April l.- oust on
and vicinity: aunaay unsettled in-
creasing cloudiness; warmer Monday.
Eat Texas: Sunday Increasing
doadiaess warmer except In north-
west; Monday unsettled col.'er except
i West Texas: Sunday unsettled cold
-erV In westv portion; Monday Walr
colder in soutneasc. j
Oklahoma: Sunday Increasinj eloudi
Bess i warmer; .Monday unsettled.
Louisiana: Sunday partly cloudy
warmer la northeast portion; Monday
unset tied probably scattered ahowers.
colder la north portion. - -
Bishwsy BeheHa Beed sre iatprerlag
but comma heavy end. uansieable .aleag
tee lever Bran intt aad lewara Besa-
awmt. - . ...
- TeBpentBT lilnwl sad enciphatlea
'St HesMoa for tbe' 14 bear eaded ai I
p. a. Saturday MaaiansBV 14 : aaiamiaai
i no sreciiritatwa. - v -
' v Ammpberic preware af Heastea at 1
p m. J tO. ea level readiag.
Svrie S:t4 a.av: s set 4:f0-e. .--Tbe
follow me- a the naanisihs retard
Heeetes for Aera li: -
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relative baeiMrtv J per cent. ' -.
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aaiidky ii set cea. .
- ";' TOPAY VKNtS.' ' ; .
ptnektea Axeea iecttras at tUce
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COFFEE RATE CDT
Commission -Takes U p
Proposals to Change
Associated Press Report.
WASHINQTON. April IB. Proposal
of trans-continental railroads to mod
Ify present freight schedules Jn Rocky
Mountain and Paoltlo coast territory
to meet water competition In the
coast-to-eoast and coast-to-gulf trade
were analyzed' exhaustively Saturday
In a report made to the interstate
commerce commission by fcxamlner
DIsaue who recommended thst the
roads' applications bs rejected1 In part.
but granted In . several particulars.
The report. If accepted by the com
mission will guide final decisions tlx
ing the new status of rates.
On: the main proposal by which rail
roads seek to establish lower rates
from Eastern producing territory to
Pacific coast ports than they main'
tain from the same points of origin
to Spokane 8aU Lake City Reno and
other cities In lnter-mountaln terri-
tory the examiner proposed that the
commission deny the necessary au
under the long and short haul clauss
of the Interstate commerce act auch
rate standards may not be established
by railroads without commission ap
proval and the examiner held that the
commission was not able yet to snow
that the sea carriers had affected the
traffic situation sufficiently to Justify
aa exception. -
Favorable recommendation how
ever waa given on railroad applloav
tione for power to grant the lower
rates to Pacific coast ports on sul
phur from Louisiana and on coffee
moving through Galveston and New
Orleans. On east Wund traffic in
wool from Pacific coast ports It also
was recommended that the carriers be
allowed to give lower rates than on
wool shipment to the same destina-
tions from Inland points and the sin-
gle application of the Southern Paci-
fic line for -the right to make similar
adjustment on canned goods shipped
from California territory
i it was recommended further that the
applications for tower rates) on sisal
from gulf ports to the Pacific port
STORM ROCKS PIT
Associated Press Rftport
CHICAGO. April ' IS. With "shorU'
trusallna desperately to cover; a
speotacular rise In May wheat Satur
day precipitated one df the wildest
scrambles seen on the board of trade
aince the daya of the war markets
The flurry which sent May wheat
up SU to cents resulted according
to reports from a titanic struggle for
the control of millions of bushels of
The market opened dull and with'
out any premonition of the storm
which soon was to rock tha pit to Its
foundations. It became apparent
early however that there was no big
supply of wheat for sale and the con'
geatlon and excitement Increased as
advance ran into stop loss buying
Eastern and export Interest became
more aggresslvs ss thsy saw the em
barraasment of the "bears" and aa a
result of the competitive buying or
ders rushing. In from outside points.
the Meal pit short were caught In a
vise their struggle to cover being
shown In a late ally of I to 4 points
on top . of the Mg early advance
Meanwhile rumors told of frantic
efforts being made to rush wheat from
tha Missouri river market to Chicago
to. apply ' an salea. ' However . the
"bulls" or. ."Ionia" were said to be
banking aa the sbortsgs of storags
space to accommodate thld shipped
grain; thla being expected te handicap
tha affarta of tha ".hart." t I
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certain interest were said to havsj
l.tOO.000 bnshels of wheat at Kansas 1
Clty which they were trying to bring
Into Chicago- In addition. Cassel hot-
torn were Said' to' have bean char
tared for tbe transportation of 104.-
sue Dusneie from Duluta to Chicago
which It wafe said might mean the
moving of soma Minneapolla wheat to
Officials at the beard of trade how
ever acoffed at all of these stories.
pointing to ths rigid rule of the board
Republicans Postpone .
. ' Action on Bonus Bill
.Aaeociated Press Bepart.
WASHINGTON. Anil 11 Baeaoa
or tha abseaea from Washington of
Chairman MeCnmbar. the raeetlnr at
senate n nance aemmlttee repubnoaas
planned for Moaday to consider pro-
eednta in the handling of the o Idler
bonus bin has been peataonad. It aroa.
ably 'win be held about tha middle of
aext week. .... .
- wnmars aesu-o mat tne I
aTt!r aeaT ilSHI1! I
aa tae beans is known te coiacide with I
tha desire of some rapobHeaa leadera I
President Harding's eeeire that tha
bat Senator MeCwnaer aaa tald
tors that aa hoped to have it kMf
MB reported within a week. Tt
bis pian to nave ute tariff bill mi
w ennsj ins Dsaaa. aui te a
sMvaral swbatttata plans' for ta
house MB with tu barik ioaa pfovietoa
hsva been dlsrasssd thfornaaHy ameag
irwnew asmraniae repaoaoaaa bat 4a-
dlcatloas are that amsjortty of them
lea a jowara tne aooas out with a poe-
stMe cUminattoa or ameadmeat af the
asaa lanaiin section- .
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1 1 attic ' 1 hrouch i unne!
Shows Increase of 60
1" Per Cent
In lour .years trafllio through the
North Main .street subway baa- In
creased W per cent according to fig
ores compiled by City Engineer J C.
McVea after a "traffic count" at. the
tunnel April 11.
A classification of the traffic shows
the largesf Increase In the number of
automobile trucks .ana auiomooues.
The Increase In tracks amounted te
1U per cenWwhlle automobiles In
creased 110 per cent '
Pedestrian traffic through the tunnel
shows a M par cent decrease. All
horse-drawn vehicles' and 'bicycles and
motorcycle decreased In number ac-
cording te the tabulation.
The count was made as a result of
the discussion which has arisen ever
the location of a sidewalk In the new
subway and to show how - much the
tunnel wouWrhw used. The engineer's
department frequently makes traffic
counts at different street Intersec
tlon. - Such figures .give the city coun
cil a basis of selecting permanent
pavement gravel or shell for streets
m that neighborhood show whether or
not additional Improved streets In the
neighborhood are necessary and give
the police department a basis for reg
ulating traffic m that seetion.
Such a count. Mr. Mcyea's report
says was" taken at Main' street and
McKlnney avenue on March t. Dur
ing the day U.790 vehicles of all kinds
passed. The heaviest of this traffic
came between I and ( p. m. and I and
t p. m. The traffic at this point prob-
ably will decrease as additional streets
are built paralleling with McKlnney
avenue and Main street Mr. McVea
As the Main street . subway Is the
chief connecting link between the
business district of the city and north
aide trafflo through the funnel prob
ably will Increase steadily he says.
No count was made of pedestrians
at McKlnney avenue and Main street.
pedestrian trafflo was estimated at
the subway because of the sidewalk
gome resident of north slds con'
tended the sidewalk In the new sub'
way should be on the west side while
engineers recommended t be. placed
on the east slds for safety.
The count at. the north end of the
tunnel showed a total of SZt persons
passing through; MO of these usei the
west walk while S used the east
walk. The greatest pedestrian traffic
was between 7 and I a. m. when 171
persons went .through the tunnel.
Mr. McVea' figures besides show
I Ing which sidewalk Is -used ttie meat
I showed the rapid growth of Houston.
In Mil the count waa
8. This count showed M0 auto-
mobllss using the tunnel while tha
count this year showed 4441 autoroo-'
biles passing through. Four hlindrCd
and twenty-three trucks went through
in' mi and HIT this year. On Jan-
uary n. Hit street cars numbered
SIT while the count this year shewed
411. Ukflgures showed a deoreaae la
horse-drawn vehicles from 174 to ill.
Twelve saddls horses paased through
January tt while no saddle horse waa
Ighted this year. Pedestrian traffic
In 1118 numbered 187 while this yedr
tt was only MS. Including mlsesl-
lanaous vehicles the total trafflo in
114 waa Mat. while this vaar It waa
VIED SCENES Oil
" Associated' Press Report.
NEW TORK April U. The year's
record for a short day on the stock
exchange was aroksa by Saturday's
wild session m which ' tOO.OOO shares
of stock changed hands the first hour
and 4M.100 : th second a total " of
094600 shares. '.
That despite the fact that the ses
sion waa sandwiched In between two
market holldaya and that many of the
operators who were responsible for
ths large volume of trading earlier in
the week were away for Easter.
She volume of business waa so mil
that tbe ticker throughout ths day
waa from li to 10 minutes behind In
recording tha ; transaction: Trader
who bougnt or sold stacks la amounts
of. less thaa 100 shares found It prao-
iuiikiu.. w dhui connrma-
tlon of their trades.
T aaol0B.-tthat the govwa
I ajar ft h tfkam H I HsIai I nil aamm s
"7 h. wVi. An urT...i.
dr!op ""f Wronl ll " reult-
la the boom. Nearly every stock in
tha -oil group reached Sinew high
mart tor iszx. Koultrment snares.
steels motors and other industrial
shared la tha upward movement. -In
all 40 stocks reached aew marks for
ins year. - ;
Legion Post Planinns
protest in Uraff Case
Associated Proas Report.
SAN . BENITO. ' Texas April II.
Tha Jacksoa post of the American Le-
glaa here la planning to (aaa steps.
I as aanouneed Saturday. In. pre-
test against tha tentative order vae.
terday of Federal Judge Hutcheson of
Houston Texas releaslna A. A. Hal
Btfeke of Saa Benito aeateaced to Ave
years of labor- ia a court martial at
BrowarrlUe i Texas. - for svadlna the
aran ww. .
K0 Convention to
Hear UcmOCratlC Left
AasocUted Press Report.- '
TOPEKA. Baa.. AarO li. Savaral
national Sgaraa of tha duammm mt.
ty have beea invited to sasak la tha
denaocraUo.. State convention at Hatch-
ibsob jsay ia -emeers of tha State
central asennatttee aanaanoad .awtnr.
day. ' WUllasa O. MeAaoa. former sec-
retary of the treasury; CardeS HaO.
ekan-maa af tha national democrat l
comatHtee. sad James M Cos praai-
dentlal aemlnaa jnt lfJO are among
taosa lavited. . t r-n j .. . t
"BIfi 11AVY" WINS
BY WIDE I1AR6IN
IN HOUSE -VOTE
Amendment Adopted at
Heated ' Session Puts
. NaVat 66.b00 ;
AssoclatedTr Report. .
WASHINGTON April 16 With near
ly SO votes to spare "big navy" men
put through tha house Ssturday by. a
vote of 177 to 410 an amendment to
the till nava bill Increasing ths en
listed force from 47000 to 14000. .
Shot st from all sides ths. blU ai
framed by the appropriation commit
tee and opposed by President Harding
wabbled at times like a frail craft-
then went down by the head. There
are other sections of course (to be
taken' uo next week but the blr fls-ht
waa on the enlisted provision.
The. vote was In committee of tbe
whole. When the measure reaches the
upper house proper a demand will bu
In order for a' record vote but the
wide margin by which the amendment
won means .according to most leaders.
that the result will stand.
Soma administration leaders assert
ed Saturday nlgbt that the letter pre
sented Friday from the president urg
ing that the force not be reduced be
low 10000 swung the tide In favor
of the amendment which was offered
Jointly by Representatives McArthur
Oregon and - Representative Vara
Pennsylvania both -republicans.
Fighting to the last. ' holdlna hi
grounds through four ootid hours of
debate. Representative KeUey of Mich-
igan In charge of the bin took the de-
feat when a roar rising and growing
wept ths chamber as the march of
members down the aisle for a man to
man count showed that the amend-
ment had won. -
When the moment came for a vote
on the 14000 amendment the question
was put and there waa a loud shout
of "ayes" and an even louder shout
of "noes." No presiding officer could
have decided which side wss. stronger
In numbers. So great waa the bel-
low of the "noes" 4 hat Representa-
tive Vara on tha winning aide Jumped
to his feet with a demand for a ris-
ing rote. ' Before this could bs called
the whole house slibutod for tellers.
and In a moment members wars
Jammed at the head of the center
aisle waiting for a chance to crowd
through and be counted.
Every seat filled the galleries Joined
In the tumult. Guards who had kept
the crowds in order during the day
let them shout as thsy pleased.'
just before the vote was announced
the house halted a moment to parr
mlt Representative IswhaAeM Setaa
entt Texas who baa been IlL to be
untod wrthnut.gnlns Ihnangh tha at..
aaai oi going down the aiale In th
Wheel chair. In which he has been at-
tending nous seaeldn. . .. . - i
Representative Kelley. as chairman
of the subcommittee which framed
the' bin. With Its provisions for a navy
with aa enlisted strength of 17.000
men less than a navy under the arms
conference treaty should have op-
ponents claimed had the last word in
the long debate. Half of ths house
stood as he started to speak. As the
gavel tapped the warning that hU
time was 1 up the chairman swlntlnc
away from the point he was seeking to
drive home namely that the demand
for the Increase osme from navv yard
Let m say this ws must not nar.
mlt 'any group of Individuals or any
combination of toealltiea to throw
themselves across the psth of the
world In tbe goal of w-lifc roaTea
and peace as set by p UsT armament-
Breaking fato ihmMbm.U toward
the close. Chairman-! Madden of tbe
appropriations committee said he
wanted to wanirepubllcan that If
the right verdict did not come on the
vote. It would come In November
when tbey would be forced to expjaln
why they had failed to brine about
economy one of the objects hoped to
oe oDtmneo ny tne arms conference.
Mr. Madden asserted the amendment
as adopted would add 140000000 In on
tump aum to tne total of I2U.000.000
cameo in tne bill.
Representative Padgett of Tannes
see the former democratic chairman
of the naval affair committee which
formerly prepared the naval hiiia
made one of the principal argumsnts
iur mi increase aatertlog the effi-
ciency of tbe navy could not be main-
tainsd without It. Ths movement for
the Increase .an the republican - aids
was in tne hands of Mr. McArthur
Mr. Vara and Representative Rogers
After adopting the Vsre amendment
the house without division adopted
on offered - by Representative Mo-
Arthur Increasing from $01000.00 to
(107000000 tbe amount carried for
pay oi tracers ana enlisted mrs-ia
the next flscal year.
Farm Loan' System Does
Record Business in March
i Assoclatad Pros Report
WASHINGTON. Aorll lf-On.
tlon of th federal farm loan HUni
wer dectered to have reached record
proportions during March by Cora
mlseioner Lobdell of the farm loan
"oaro u a statement Issued Sstor
day. . " i t -.
Federal land bank durine-' MM.h
the statement showed closed rt7
loans aggregating I22.tt0. while
uia joint stock Und banks closed Mi
oans . aggreaatlna U.7M.42i. a tttl
-rThea loans.' said Commlaslonar
Loooeu -were widely dirtrltxired. and
th placing of thla amsunt of money
airectiy in uie nana of farmer In a
Sing month mast be a substantial
contributing factor la Improving the
Mexican Troops Hold ; '
'. x Keview at ' Matjurif)rm
ewuiuf rrsss aeparv -
BROWN SVILKfc. Texaa. 'AarO
Th Arat review. auuieaverB and SeM
Vents of Mexteaa troop an thla jart
af ta taraar sine th baginalag ef
tha' Maaar revatatlos U years a
took aiaea- la Matamoro. apposite
hare Saturday.'. Tha aeeasten wss th
rant ef Mspoctlosi of Jeaoetn Anauw.
tenunandet ( tht H MtUkoa. a.
Tons of iWater Twisted
Churned and Hurled
; . Skyward '.
Associated Press Report.
new TORK: April 15. The horyof
a gigantic waterspout which chased
tho Cunard liner Carmanla half a
huur and thsp suddenly subsided when
It was almost upon ths hard-driven
ship was told by officers and passen
gers whsn she arrived
tar Rest' "'
a round trip to the Near
The Una wan about soo mile out of
New York when th spout was sighted)
At first passengers aajd It appeared
as a slight disturbance of water about
eight miles south of her starn. Then
the waves were twisted and churned
and hurled skyward- with terrific force
In an ever-lncreaalng volume while
myriad color . played through the
angry maes of watsr.
For a Una they said. It stood still
w hile Captain Q. W. MeUon niter pro-
nouncing It a big waterspout ordered
the liner ahead at full apeed. At al
most the same moment the spout
seemed to take wings and rush after
tne Dig snip.
Psssengers crowded aft. Smoke
belched from the ship's funnels while
tha Carmanla strained every atom of
her strength to Oscape. As the spout
traveled it grew larger. It widened
rapidly and towered high In ' the air
throwing off tons of spray.
At first passengers thought It Just.
a wonderful phenomenon. They began
to bet on Its speed on whether It could
catch tha boat or pass It. Then as It
towered in the Carmanla' waka gain
ing rapidly It suddenly accurred to
the passenger that It carried certain
death with It that th race was one
Th spout continued to gain until
It was almost en ths ship. Ths nas-
aengers liuddled awe-atrtcken along
th decks wafthlng the oncoming
mass of watsr. It had only to reack
out for the ship and It subsided a
suddenly as It had risen. Five min
utes later there was nothing to show
there had been any disturbance of the
Frederick Pratt Standard Oil com
pany official aaid it was tha most
terrific. but at the same time the most
wonderful . sight he had ever seen.
Captain Melson smiled when he was
ssked about It.
I'll never tell what would have
happened. If It had . caught us" he
said. "In fact. I never aouid have
told.i"Wi weata hava.-been liatad ..
mfsslna oB ths marina ta.1..- t
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Aasoclated Pre Report.
NEW YORK April li. Father and
Mother Knickerbocker Saturday night
were laying out their tog for the
Easter parade on . the avenue Fifth
avenue of course
Father wasn't worrying about his
costume. It would be Just the usual
cutaway and topper with the addi
tion or a apotless necktie-and 'perhaps
something new In the way of A .walking
But mother wss frankly Just . lit tl
nervous. Stylemakers havs bean cat-
ting funny capers this season and sh
wasn't quite surs whether her new
tailor-made would be th lightest of
right things or that she had selected
th correct color for bar bonnet.
Fashion experts whan aaked what
would be the predominating. shads on
the avenue shrugged their shoulders
it thsy were Parisian or muttered. "I
dunno" if they -were American. All
In all they were Inclined to think the
famous old thoroughfare was going to
look Ilk a rainbow.
Judging by shop windows. It Is go-
ing to be the gayest brightest most
multi-colored procession Now York has
ever known. Canary purple and Ver-
million; periwinkle blue Mlnosa yel-
low and Jsde green all were on dis-
play and the frocks were a gay as ths
And If there" was variety in color
there certainly waa variety la call No
two modistes seemed to agree an the
correct length for skirts and ' th
stockings well "gorgeous" seimed
the word to describe them.
t- Footwear too had a way of break
Ins; away from the happy mean 'and.
Indeed It seemed a bit doubtful as
to whethsr thers waa any mean at
an. There were the staid old "lies"
behbid the glass and In with 'them a
variety of slipper and sandalg stashed
Ilk th Jackets of ths gallants la tbe
days of the cavaliers.
First Air Mail Plane 1
Equipped With s .Radio
Associated Pros Report.
WASHINGTON April K.E. W.
Hamilton Lee. piloted one of th air
mall machines the Tit ttillea 'from
Chl'oago to Washington Friday ' In I
hour and 2 minute aa average apeed
of 110 miles an nous to have It equip-
ped with radio sending aad reeelvlag
telephones. It was' made known "Fri
day. Lee's plane Is th ' first af tbe
transcontinental airships te be equip-
fit which It Is plaaned ta Install on
W in wail ' . . I .
Portuguese Flyers to
. . - . g '
' Leave Cape Verde I
- Aseoctated Fraos Eepert. . t .
RIO JANEIRO Aprq ".TaCer-
respondent of tbe Cerreto D Maaba
at Fernando D orooha saya-he Is
raaably toformed taat. weather per
ms tidg the Portuguese aviators wb
are attempting a Bight - from Portu-
gal te South Amelia win depart Sen'
day freva the Cape Three Istanea far
the third leg ef their Journey. ' Fsras
do De Keronha Jg the stoppiag ptoc
far thla tog. ' ' .
: iTQ DALLAS EDITOR
Ku Klux. Made Politica
Trap by Designing Poli
; ' ."ticians He Says '
. 'Houston Post Special.
AUSTIN Texas April lS.-Railroad
Commissioner Karl B. Mayfleld who
Is runnlag fof United State senator
I In a lenghty reply to tha editor of tht
I Dallas New give hi views on tht
Ku Klux iOart. Commissioner May
Id states that' th question of th
Ku Kiux Klan was mad an Issue In
pontic by a certain element In Dallas
for th purpaa of setting trap and
that he Mayfleld would not walk Into
Commissioner Mayfleld's reply to th
Dallas editor follows:
"Sdltor Dallas News
"Dear Blr: Whsn your
propounding .to mi certain question
concerning an organisation known as
ths Ku Kiux Klaaf was received I was
In South Texaa In tha Interest of my
candidacy for United States senator
and sines my return home I have been
engsged In Scottish Rita work In our
Spring re-unlon which explains- th
delay In replying to you.
"Permit me to state that I aanounc
d as. a candidate for United States
senator last July for the" expreassd
purpose of undertaking to preserve th
life of our State railroad commission
so that It oould glvs the people of Tex
as relief from the exceeslvs freight
rata and pas senser fsre placed upon
the oommeroe of our state by the In
terstat commaro commission at
."Never before In the history of our
country have question of such far
reaching Importance confronted ths
people. On' aooount of. exorbitant
freight rate and low prices th farm
srs' wheat kafflr corn and mllo mats
havs rotted on the plains of the Pan-
handle the truck grower' fruit and
vegetable have decayed In the field
of South Texaa all th way from Lare-
do to Brownsville; peaches and water-
melons have been fed to the hog
throughout Cast Texas; the ranchman
drives his cattle from one ranch to
another rather than ship them by rail;
and In some parts of Texas farmer
have burned corn (or fuel during the
pact winter montha. The backs of ths
people art bending and breaking bs-
aeatil the burden of federal taxation.
Five- and three-quarter million men
I " women In -our ominarp are out of
I mployjnentw and' million of Iramt
grants are knocking at th gat of
America am sajnatn.i Th deflation
policy of th . federal rassrvs system
neaaa correction. ' Co-operative mar'
I doting and lntermadlat grsdUg and
adequate financing of our fgrrhsra and
live stock men call for poagrssslonsj
I elor'hIla) a war-ridden ahd bank-
rupt world is crying far permanent
"In these perilous days of recon-
struction with theee mlgtjty problems
challenging our moat patriotic thought
and consideration designing politician
would brash aside these .Important
question wth on stroke of ths hand
and have tha sanatoria! contest de-.
elded upon a alngis lsu which every
on must admit has no pis In th
nan for United State senator. Tha
repent agitation about the Ku -Kiux
Klan 1 confined largely to ths city of
Dallas ahd Js .nothing more nor leas
than a political fracas raised by Dallas
politicians for the purpose of boosting
the candidacy of a certain Candidate
tor tbe United States senate. I refuse
t walk. Into their trap.
"For 11 year our State has been
tarn from center to circumference by
bitter personal mud-sUnglng cam-
paigns and ths senslbl aober-mlnded
people of Texas think wa hsvs had
enough of that -kind of polities. My
candidacy for th exalted office of
United Statee aanator from Texas has
beea pitched upon a plat form of prin
ciples that effect the Interest snd wel
far of our people and there It will re
main. My course he been mapped
out and I do not propose to deviate
froao.lt- Whet) I go to Washington aa
im oegi. united .state senator from
Texas I will go as a democrat lo rep-
resent th boot lntrt of all th peo-
ple of our Stat.
"Th'paramount Issu In th aensto-
rlal contest today I whether the peo-
ple af Texaa will send someone to th
uneu aiaie senate wno win make a
fight for the repeal of the new trans-
portation act and for the restoration
of 'th rats-making powers to ths Stat
commissions Ths attention of tha
people of our Bute 1 now riveted on
that question never before and I
therefore most respectfully decline to
If ' led lata a controversy concerning
an Issue over which the United States
has no Jurisdiction and which design-
ing politic lana have ralatd for th sola
purpose of beclouding the real Issues
in th senatorial contest."
Thrones Hear -
May field Speak'
. -' .. Houston Post Special.
! LOMOVIETW. Texaa. April If. Hon.
Bar! 8. Mayfleld. candidate for United
States senate spoke two hours here
this evening In Oh district court
room to an overflow audience among
which were many ladies. Mr. May'
SeM reiterated . hia former platform
sad spserhos snd wss - cheered t
- Standing room wa at a premium.
Rnv SrfMlf rlhtr Are
r : a it s. mmt mm
. SameA K hit Wnrlrl
- Associated Wss Keport. '
code ef tbic i tna
mniiirt A - asT
CH1CAOO April 17 The boy scoot
same the world
over.' Local boy scodt headquarters to
relating how a . Bttle Turk acout ia
const aatinopi louna a valuable hand-
bag treated until be found the. own.
er and thaa refused th reward.
: The tastdsat waa relayed from C; T.
Lama bey scoutmaster ef Hhudsle
tO.. now 'oartoar af tha Mediterranean
fadiag at Constant! nopt March It
b wa aief by a- targe format loa af
Tarklaa Jtaasteav Oraeiaaand Armea-
aa boy acemta. A tody la the party
toot handbag containing 1M la
' ...... ... ; 1-.-
in Eliding pmm
Chairman Outlines Program Under Consideration;
Budget'Sct Aside for City's PartWork Storied
To Insure Big Success of 1922 Fair. ' k:j-j.
A larga Uken ti heart of the city a parmanest erpooltlon glto sad
tha axnndlturTo( aDDroxlirrataly
ground 1 tbe program outlined
Houston Fnrniannt nxposition ooaru. - ; - j
Deflnltg plans tor Ul city
also. In majclng up Its annual not of appropriations tne city sat saioe
a budget of 175000 for th permtnemt' exposition. ThU with an addi
tional 1S0000 to De) pain in py
Resolution' by Texa
Chamber of Commerce :
Congressional Investigation of the
activities of the War Industrie board
and almllar organisations created dur
Ing the war period la called for la
resolution adopted here Saturday by
the directors of ths Texas Chamber ef
Denartmenta having to do wita
mobilising Industry for war purpose.
negotiating or placing contract or
disposing of- surplus material - up
pllea or equipment should oome with
In th scop of ths Investigation the
"As a rssult of the unites aiaier
nartlclnatlon In the. world war tna
nation' . honor and accumulated
wealth have been mortgaged through
bond Issu and other forms Of IB'
debtedness to an extent that eoon
omlsts sstlmats will tak M years or
more to dlscharg." th resolution
. "The nation' industry ana proaac
Ing labor now being 'bound put' to
meet th "obligation tha. incurred.
miilul te know and mar Broner-
ly demand an accounting from thoa
charged with or aooepttng reeponal.
bllity In connection with - Incurring
tha tremendaous mdeatedaes ;
end that the Integrity Judgment and
forssight of ail such my b fleisr-
mlnsd" the director declare.
Other resolutions adopted naturaay
Include the recommendation on the
repeal of the law exempting govern
ment bonds aad certain other secur-
ities from taxation and endorsement
of the poaltloa of tbe National For-
lgn Trad council In advocating and
demanding that definite policy aply
Ing to foreign -loan and foreign la
vestment ' bs determined and ad'
Th director runner resoivea tnet
ths federal departments of State and
Commerce be urged to formulate such
rules and regulations th connection
with foreign loans and foreign Invest'
ment as will best protect Americas
producers labor and manufacturer.
The director put tbe Texaa Cham
ber of Commerce on record as favor-
Ing a proper developmeert and con
servation of all Texas wild life and
endorsed the Bmlth-MeNary bill now
pandlng before Congress which pro
vldes for federal aaslstance In land
The meeting Saturday was presided
over by J. n. Pullman president. Fol
wing the meeting tha director were
the guest of the Houiton Chamber of
'ommrrre en a boat ride down the
hip channel to Osiena station and
re I urn
Included among those attending the
meeting were: John B. Hughes Dal-
le; Morris Stern Sen Antonio; H.
Krmpner . Galveston; f. C. Smith
Houston II. C. Eargle Beaumont;
V. 8. Pawkstt San Antonio aad
Joseph Z. Oeorge Dallas.
Associated Press Report
NEW YORK April IS.. General
Oregorto Semenoff former ataman of
the Siberian Cossacks now ths butt
of east std hooters and cat-callers
spent another day In . th Ludlow
atreet toll where he Is heM In default
of bail on a clvB warrant while
crowd milled about waiting for a
chance to see him. and bowl out their
anger and hatred.
Moat of the-day the general ahowed
no alga that tne crowd s presence
disturbed him. But he refused to
exercise. To do so meant 'he would
have to go Into the courtyard. While
hundreds of persons on nearby roofs
shouted at every move he mads.
Hs aat alone oa a bench under
wsU. But In the middle of the after
noon a not addressed to Semenoff
waa toaaea from a roof by a child. It
was taken to him. All It contained
was a Cloture of himself but ' th
general tor the first time show
something of the flaahlna answ vrtta
which he ha been credited aa '
or tne coeaacks. Hs threw the wis.
tur to ths ground aad stamped oa to
then went Inside the Jell. .
Efforts of hi lawyer to fat aonds-
avn or to free him oa a wrh of
corpua failed again! The general win
havs to spend Easter Sunday la toil
aad hto attorney aaid k may have te
re mam Mere even longer i - - -
Wfseoruiiea rvess Maport. -ASHOfOTON-.
' Aaeti ll.r'h..
Improvwaaont of tha Lake WuKImm
Ship canal Seattle.' at. aa eaaua
set te the federal government of t.-
OOOj to reeeemrieoded In a rapert traaa-
mtaa today Aq rwngrsa ay. army )
14.000000 - in xpogltlon buildings sua
by Thomas Fliuman chairman of th
portion or tna worg were announceq
Jauuaiou ciiixens uuring mo uoii mw
ramoDUU moans tnai aciuai worn m.
conitractlrx .tha building ana lay-
Ing out tha grounds will begin this
summer. . u" v.ir..-' .
It wilt be impossible to hold th-
131 xpoltlon m th nw and prma-
nent grounds but Mr. Flax man y
that the 111 Houston Fair and Xx- .
position will ti conducted along lines
that bid fair to 'rival 'even th Saa
Franelaoo. world' exposition of a few '
year .ago.. .'' '
Negotiation leading up t ta as-
tabllahmaat ef a permanent Houston :
exposition were started flv years ago -under.
the administration of Mayor Bea
Campbell. Th decuiton to create a
permanent fair waa made at S meet'
Ing hld. March to HIT when plan
were submitted by Engineer Kessler
civic betterment engineer.- Thomas '
Flaxman waa mad chairman' of tha
permanent board. Jam Shelton waa
elected vice chairman and th other
member of th board ar Mr. Edward
Hodges Mrs. Hortens ward Oecer
Lang Frank B. McCardy and Cf .
Kirk. . -. A.i
. Th ptUlon submitted to tho city
raquesting th organisation Of a per .
manent fair had more than M.000
slgnatura. . It Is regarded as tha mpst
profusely signed public document ever
tendered tha city council. . Ia fact Its
signers wsrs Houston residents of
such promlnencs that former ' Mayor
Ben Campbell lmmedlatsly deemed Its
worthy of spontaneous action and a
th city's expanse brought Hr. Ktai.
lor to Hoaatoa to work' oat the plana
aa adopted by tae board 'i .'.- -Houston's
fair has alwaya been th
envy of other Texaa cities. With th
establishment of the. permanent fair.
Houston will have added an annual
attraction that It Is hoped to make
as popular la futar years as' th fam.
ou Nw Orleans merdl aras or tha
Batfl f Fkrwar and flasta da tan Ja '
elnto San ; Antonio. . ' .:.:'
. Tne new tair grounqs can aa rea cnes
In a lO.minut walk from tha heart of
the tlty basin dUttrieC Crowds
attending Juy ttr will be relieved of
the burdeMome aad aevr-ndlng wait
to street oars sr athar traaapertaUos
laguiisa anin. aiuaaus . ; .
The panxaartenlr eTround will
eatod hamedlaUly west af th
oatd hamedlaUrj! wt af th City
park And rl)l ovr approslmataly llf .
acre AwsmMnad bridge and dang.
la te ha contruete4 to replace th
present Sabine (treat brtdge. Tbe dam
Is to be a part ef th exaoattlaa plana.:
tt will be constructed with flood gates
will serve to Impound surBdsnl
watar to form a lake M0 feet wide oa
mile long and sight feet in depth. .
At regular Interval the water will
be flooded from- the dam and used ta
automatically flush out the- cbaanel
through ahd below' the city. This la
Itself is on of the etvto Improvement
feature recommended primarily by
Knglneer K easier la hi original plana.'
Th channel below the city ha long
been regaraog as . a stagnant "peok
standing aa a menace to the health of
the people residing la the vicinity off
According ta present plana a board
of trusteeav-of which Ben Campbell M
chairman will assume the active man
gement of th fair. Thla board was
created during the latter part of 111.
and Its Initial duties call for the or-
ganlsatlon of a corporation which will
tae th land from th city. Be-
s!dr Mr. Csmpbsll. other member -
th board ef truataes are . W. C.
Munn W. s. Cochran. Harry 8. Foa
and 1. C. Bradley. . -
During th next few months se-
cording to Mr. Flaxman. thl board!
to offer for sale. . alack aenatmtlnif
to 11(0000 or mor. Mr. Flaxman la
confident that ths stock will be taken
Immediately. The fact that the pet I- .
tlon asking for the permanent ex
position bore ths signatures of U.OOO
prominent citlssns. is regarded aa ut- -Orient
evidence to "member of th
board to predict th actual construc-
tion work to start within th. past
few montha . ... . 1
Th trustee are to assume an re-
cponslblllty of raising money to im-
prove the grounds and begin th eon-:
strucllon of permanent buildings. Th
isaeo from th city will extend ever
period of 00 yrs.
Internationally famous . attraettona
have been algned for th 1U1 fair and '
exposition which win be held at the
temporary grounds la th eaatern nart
of the city November 0 to It Inon'
Thla will be the lhfa '
expoeltlon.' N. L. Blxler known
throughout the satire United Statea
aa an efficiency expert In conduct tag
fairs and similar attraettona. will ar.' '
rlv ia Houatoa Wednesday to assuia '
Cont;d on Pg. 4 CoL 1.) s . V
Aviator Ask Rehearing:
In Omaha Contest Case
- Assoaiatad Pre Repon. r'" ;l
'NSW TORK. April It Fifty avia-.
Uon. oAcial and Anna Saturday petli '
Honed Mha-Aer Oub of America tf
reopen- hearings te determine th win- i -er
of the aviation efficiency tost '
bold at Omaha last November. P. B.
White of Tulaa. Okie. waa declared
winner by . the Aero Club of Omaha
which conducted the 'contest. Upon
tho appeal of John M. Larsen a con-
testant th aero dub recently inves-
tigated his charges that there was'
freed -ta th decision and returned
verdict statin thst th club waa an
sbls t make aa award. . .- ; '
Assoclatad lVs ReporU' j..'-.
WASHINOTON. " Xprfl It As
P. 'lover' annoanced hta realgn
a tht ' farm toaa board ft
next week. - Mr. Lever -haa be-i
member ef the -board ainoe An
111 when he resigned; aa men)- ?
the : house ' frova 'South. iro .
accept th xsjetabersaiA. '
. . . ' Jr. V - : f
" ''W.r- t.v'.-'l ';-' i .
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