The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 316, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 14, 1924 Page: 1 of 14
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Cavalry . Leader Prepares
." To Attack Stiburb of
; i Mexico City Report of
. i levolutionisu
National Railways Halt
'. ftaisenger I rathe in
K' Pace of Conflict; New
Tampicot Move On
fl A T .VF..Tc)N. Texas. Feb
13-iPHssen- traffic on the
'National Raifways of Mexico
bis been ordered stopped ef-
fective this ifaprning according
V advtr rivl here todav
. 1 ' - - cL .
' "b AdolfcgJ'mn?Ar.clel cony
sm. "ifte eraeras issuea dj
r Jhi fuanafement advices said
i. ' V The suspension of traffic is
to DC etlectlve until turtner no-
tice nnra1 Marrial Cavazos
t rebel cavalry leader with a
"Naxge and well equipped force
" '-.ipg to attack Pachuca a sub-
... lirh nf Mexico Citv. about twe
hours rail journey from- the
jiational capital Jiminez saia.
' V A IL; V-d- WAA-aVlsvai AMMntMriMI
' ( rebel force in the Stata of Tam-
. ' amines wud a -tipw io nuwi
' f ainbt Tampicav is in progreis ac
vordiaf to the aibel consul.
'cT. . . l Jtaaolataa Press Resort:
Met lean eonapat announced today
that ttJmd. jgFSenortjthat the rah
f unbosY Zarafoea and . th eou-erted
I jcruiser Tamulipas has surrendered
C Wanren Named
' For; Mlcfli Rt
' i.wtsfl Praia Rcoort.
; NfcW fOWCr f bl8.-Cbrt B.
. and on ol the comimioner (
- rpFMent4 the UnHtd 8tt at til
netotiauop lo luo ""'i":
toUy oa teport Jhat he w to b
aMMinted ambaaBor to Mexico.
Tnaidtf ef Mr. Warreit nld how-
rtr. tnat aa oaa oeen nmru w
Trenident Ooolldg and Bacreury of
8tale Hucbft toccept the post but
that he felt he Ai4 not care to take an-
otherblie position. Should he be
further preaaed Jo accept it wa; Bald
- he might do so from a aenie of vnb-
lie daty. Mr. Warren'a friend added
- that the Mexican ambaaaadonhip had
aot heea of ferad to any other person.
The former: ambaasador who at-
tended the Lincoln day dinner here
last Wht will $o to Waehington on
' PLAN PROGRAM OF
. PHOHE COHYENTIOS
Itouston Poat Special. -WACO
Texas fib- 1$. Members
of the prof ram committee of the Tex-
as IndeaeBdent Telephone association
headed by R. B. SOB of Tyler presi-
dent af the Stata organisation and
Keaeral satoar ; of tie Gulf States
Telephone company met this after-
noon in the office here of U . Oard-
aer.'aecrctary of the Texas Indepen-
dent Telephone association and secre-
tary at th; Texas Telephone company
Waco to-arrange die progrhm for the
next convention. .The meeting this
yearwjU be hek In Fort Worth
March 4821. ;
The iaecond day and half of the
klwl Kam Lam allAtt tn m arhnn!
for operators and other female in-
' dependent telephone employes tn the
" most loteresunf wstures oi ue siaie
. gatbarlDf . .".-4-
C. n TtkArinaf nretsrr of the
TJnited SUtaa Independent Telephone
. association oi voicago asa n. n.
Hubenthal-. Oklahoma City Utilities
aassoojatlon eagiaeer are two of the
out-et-State man who hare accepted
HP til iav oiaiEV oiiiciMis it uc ran
: is ComptrolleirLipn A. Smith.
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State Department Cuts
ii i ' r i .
. rconauran reiauons
V Assocfcted Press Report. '
WAHHIXOTON. Feb. 12. DIdIo-
AaAU MlaMnna KaHvAAR thA UnitA
. Stt landrthe' toTemment of Hon-
duras hae' been severed by the state
' department- '
- The te was' taken becansa of the
SaIImm a. rhpM nAliflMt ImMianm In
1 Boadnraa to reaen an afreement.ua-
dar ' which ' cMstitntional forersment'1
Ka-mawaI tow i a I ii fill ami.
v ua i rv nnwn iwver
t j ; - SO Wi-AlXWWAj
. "Hf'nMirfM Post SneciaL '
. BKAtMONT Texas Feb. 15.
.-i WItar J." Crawford. wMely-know gt-
. -.' tornejr la oangerousiy ill at bis aome
itoowlnf-ajli operation today. His
ektBdkfcm'waa prenoiiacad critical to-
In Tut 's Tomp
Carter .Disagrees Withl
Egyptian Of ficials Fol-
Associated Press Report.
LUXOR Efypt Feb. 1& Owing
n shit ha characterised aa the dis
courtesy" of the Egyptian public
works department Howard uarter
head of the' excaratioa work closed
Tutankhamen's tomb Wednesday and
abandoned operations. It is under-
stood the crisis was precipitated by
the refusal of th Egyptian gorern-
ment to permit the wires of the ex-
cavators to visit the tomb Wednesday
The following notice was posted in
the tall of the Winter Palace hotel
"Luxof February 13.
' "(Win to the imoossible re
strictions and discourtesies on the
part of the public works department
and Its antiquity section au my col-
laborators in protest hare refused
to work any further upon scientific
investigation of the discovery of the
tomb of Tutankhamen. I am there-
fore obliged to make known to the
public that immmediately after the
press view of the tomb between 10
o'clock and noon the tomb will be
dosed and no further work will be
I8icned "Howard Carter."
The news that Mr. Carter had de-J
cided to close toe tomb came lice
(Confd on Pg. 2.)
GET CONTRACT ON
Southmore Bid Accepted
By Council Others
Tha Routhmora storm sewer eon-
tract which baa bunt fir in tha erty
connett chamber fo game tim ymti
awaIaa! that 4tr - MrtnefirlnA da-1
Flftt-blif on M wafcW-
memwoon oi-uo7jmisuv v
ts4 a '-declare 4bjarev X I
Mm Blda wara advartikM and enlv
two were received th elbr engineer-
ing department' and a Dallas con-
rrrn't. Tha latter wag mora than
fGO000 la excess of th pnmwt.
ThfM tM LOW.
Mr. MeTea told the eoundl Wednes
day that he had figured th South-
more project on th samA basis a eon-
tractor would be expected to figure it
and allowed the earn profit.
Mayor Oscar Holeomba expressed
the belief that tne tng meering de-
partment had submitted too low a bid.
Commissioner Allie Anderson said the
Commissioner Anderson. . made
motion that an (jutside engineer be
employed to supervise th work. The
motion died ior lack of a second.
Com mission A WR. Britton made a
motion tatt toe oonjraotors assooia-
tion be asked to put a supervisor over
the wrk. nobody seeonaea it.
Both Mr. Britton'and Ma. Ander
son explained t that they were not
"looking . out for tha contractors"
Had Saved 120000.
Mr. McVea nointed out Wednesday
afternoon that the city engineering
department took a sewer contract
about three years ago when private
contractors would not submit reason-
able bids and saved the municipality
"I have every confidence' that under
anything but the); most unusual condi-
tions we can install the Southmore
system and make a good profit on tbe
job" be declared. The profit would
accrue to tbe city.
Tbe storm sewer will serve the
region around the "Sap" track.
Southmore and Brays bayou. It is
estimated that 300 days will be re-
Suired to complete the contract. Pre-
mlnary work already has been start-
ed by the city engineering department.
Materials will be bought through the
city purchasing agent.
Tne contract is one of the largest
ever undertaken by tbe dty. The
saving to taxpayers in case Mr. Mc-
Vea's estimates are correct will be
Patman Is Appointed
Fifth District Attorney
Th Heastea Pest
AUSTIN? Texas. Feb. IS. State
Representative Wright Patman of
Casa county waa today appointed dis-
trict attorney of the fifth judicial dis-
trict of Texas by Governor Keff. This
appointment is effective February 15.
The aoDointment of Patman followed
a conference between the governor and
Hid urumpton wno declined tne place.
Crumoton was annoioted iudae of the
newly created Texarkana court which
waa Jield unconstitutional by the su-
preme court two weeks ago. Crump-
ton gave aa his res son that it waa
possible the litigation over tbe Tex-
arkana cenrt might be adjusted.
League' Seeks American
'For .Hungarian rosihon
Associate; Press .Reports
CINKVAJ Feb. 13. Various Amer
ican financial .experts whose '.name
ark not disclosed are beisg sennded
by.'th league of nations a to whether
they would a crept the position of high
enmmiaamnrr la Hunearv when tbe
league's financial -reVaaatructien plan
is dejuutely asdertaita. ;
WILSON IS GIVEN
TERM IN OIL CASE
Federal Grand Jury Re-
convenes to Investigate '
Sentencing of one man to the peni-
tentiary issuance of a fraud order
against another and reconvening of a
frand jury to investigate other oil
rauds were developments Wednesday
in the government s probe into the
operations of alleged fraudulent oil
R. V. Wilson waa sentenced to the
penitentiary for a year and a day 'by
Federal Judge J. jC. Hutclieson Jr.
He was connected with the Kauger-
Comanche Oil company one of those
involved in the Blue Bird Oil corpora-
.Postmsster Roy Nichols announced
that a fraud order had been issued
against William Davits and his com
pany tbe Mexia-Kxtension syndicate.
Daviea waa convicted in the first Blue
Bird esse. The fraud order extends
to all personal mail addressed to him
ax Houston; to all mail addressed to
him aa trustee of the company and
to all mail addressed to the company.
In his instructions to the grand
jury Judge Hutcheson indicated that
the oil probe in Houston is far from
being ; completed.
"Only a small portion of tbe fraud
casesi under investigation are ready
for oresentation to the grand jury
he aaid. "But a majority of these
nrohablv will be considered hi the
grand jury that will La called during
the latter part of the spring term
which begins February 23."
The court cautioned th probing
body to indict in the oil fraud cases
if -the evidence warranted Mien a pro-
cedure but not to Indict If such evi-
dence was not offered. .
"The .responsibility is yours to de-
cide. As has been aaid 'the duty is
eurs the consequences ara Uod's.' "
A. number off routine matters will
be pretested to the grand jury hy As
sistant District Attorneys tua It.
Warnken and Horace rioule.
ft ! Axneded that the crand lurv
will snaka it apr by the. en of
Aasodated Press Report.
JACKSONVILLE Fla Feb. 13.
Miners and operators formally ex-
changed proposals for the next soft
coal wage contract in their sub-committee
conference here today. It was
intimated that a majority of operators
favored a three year renewal of the
present scale. There la some senti-
ment among small operators outside
the conference room especially among
thoae from Illinois for a reduction
in the present scale and also some
opposition to a long term contract
' Reduced from 63 to 21 members
the miners and operators joint com-
mittee empowered to draft a tenta-
tive wage agreement for bituminous
miners of tbe central competitive
held went into an executive session
here this morning.
The majority sentiment among
operators was said to be in favor of
yielding to the miners' demand that
the present wag contract be renew-
ed but that none favored signing
for four years as the miners request
A majority nf operators it was de-
clared would favor a long term of
three years or would sign for one
year but would bold out against
either four years or two years.
What course tbe discussion would
take this mornine was not known.
President John L. Lewis of the TJnit-
ed Mine Workers of America said the
miners were primed for anything. Be
side IOa terms or yesrs and the wage
scale it was declared likelv that the
joint sub-committee might take up the
problem of "conditions."
Associated Press Report.
SAVANNAH. Ga. Feb. 13. Col
onel Joseph Simmons founder of the
Ku KJux Klan. who relinquished his
office in that body following the pay-
ment of royalties he held will or-
ganize the "Knights of the Flaming
Sword" In Atlanta on Febnurr 9
tbe date set for the first Georgia
gathering according to an announce-
ment made today by Homer F. Geig-
er neaa or tne local order of tbe
Knights of Kamelia-
Mr. Geirer attended the orraniu-
tion session held in Jacksonville at
which Colonel Simmons presided be
mid. Freedom of eoeech. and free
dom of action will be the main theme
ef the order be said.
North Dakota Bank
Under State Operation
Aasodated Press Report
MINOT. N. D Feb. 13. Tha
Scandinavian-American bank of Mtnot
with deposits of approximately $330.-
000 today was placed under opera-
una of tne special aeposita act upoa
erdera of the State guaranty fund
commission. : Continuous withdrawal
of deposits resetting in . depleted re-
serves was given as the reason for
the action. The bank is ooen to re-
new deposits which are guaran
teed under tae special deposits act 1
Probe of Valley
Associated Press Report
WASHINGTON Feb. 13. Inquiry
into charges of fraudulent land opera-
tions in Texss was ordered today by
the senate in adopting a resolution
offered by Senator Heflin democrat
Consideration of the resolution was
blocked by Senator Harrold republi-
can Oklahoma intil be had beeD
given permission to insert in tbe rec-
ord a number of editorials from Texas
papers desling with the proposal.
"Mr. Cresger is not a member of
this' body" said tbe Oklahoma sen-
ator "and has no other way to be
heard at this time. He requested me
to insert these editorials as illustra-
tive of the other side of the matter."
The inquiry to be conducted by the
senate post office committee will be
directed especially into operations of
the Alamo Mind and Sugar company
of which R. B. Creager. republican
national committeeman frani Texas is
SANTA FE ENGINE
Accident Occurs Near
Lubbock; Third Man
Is Run Down
Houston Post Special.
LUBBOCK Texas. Feb. 13. En
gineer O. K. Plumtree and Fireman
Tim Cronin were instantly killed at
8:35 a. m. Wednesday when the loco-
motive pulling No. 01 crack Santa Fe
California express exploded 19 miles
south of Clovis N. M. Track Over-
seer E. R. Foster was killed some
time lster when a special train bear-
ing railway officials to the scene of
the wreck hit his motor cm in a cut
ten miles out of Slatoa. The cause
of the boiler explosion baa not been
The train on of the best on tbe
Santa Fe ' system waa running on
schedule time lust a mil and a half
out of a switch named Lariat when
a fearful nfeaiafleiirred. brlnviiw
J train to eodden stop and hurling.
au passengers out or tneu aeata. r
'" tra M-irn frasmnih ealki
Tbe mangled form
of Tbe engineer
and fireman were found by the first
rriruK sweeping -ateam is oe-
keved to bve prevented th wreck-
age from catching fire.
Little damage was don to the
track or the balance of the train.
Baggage clerks and expresa messen-
gers were badly shaken up but not
Two wrecking trains were dis-
patched to the scene and special
trains were sent out from Slaton
Clovis and Amarillo. Tha train con-
tinued the trip passing through Lub-
bock less than two hours late.
Division Superintendent Anton left
Slaton in a Special train immediately
after receipt of a message announc-
ing the explosion. Division officials
and engineers were on the train.
Aa the special train rounded a
sharp curve and entered a deep cut
the motor car on which Track Over-
seer Foster was making a regular
track inspection was struck and the
man instantly killed. It is believed
that he had beard the whistle of the
approaching train but thinking that
it was a slow freight had delsyed
getting his cer off the trsck intend-
ing to make a switch just a short
His mangled remains were brought
to Lubbock where an inquest was
held by JusticeV of the Peace John-
son. Mr. Foster was 60 ytars of
age and is survived by a wife a son
and two daughters.
WARS IN U. S.
Associated Press Report.
FRESNO Calif. Feb. 13. Aboli-
tion of tong wars in the United States
and establishment of a system of tong
schools will be considered at a con-
vention of the Bins Kong Tong.
which has been called to meet here
April 3 according to an announcement
by Yiok Fun secretary of the Fres-
no division of the tong.
Yiok said about 200 delegates are
expected to attend.
If the project -can be financed Yiok
said a school will be established in
each division of tbe tong.
Mexican Boy Seriously
Hurt When Hit by Auto
Alfonso Gomei four-year-old Mex-
ican was seriously injured at H-.'M
p. m. Wednesday when an automobile
driven by an unidentified person
struck him while the lad wns playing
in front of bis borne at 2408 Runnels
' Neighbors took tbe number of the
car and handed it to police officers
who are searching for tbe owner.
The body waa taken to St. Joseph's
infirmary In a Wall and Stabe com-
pany ambulance. He is badly cut
about the face and bruised about the
body. Although consrious authori-
ties say he may be suffering from a
January U? S. Exports
Total 394 Million
Associated Press Report.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 13. Exoorts
from the United Rtstes during Janu-
ary were $3fM .000.000 and Imports
20f000X10. leaving s fsverable bal-
ance of trade for the month of $05-
000000. . .
REFUSE TO HAMPER
Conservatives Will Let
CAPITAL LEVY IS
Associated Press Report
LONDON Feb. 13. Former Pre-
mier Stanley Baldwin iadicated today
that the conservative opposition was
unlikely to take any action that would
hamper tbe Macdonald cabinet in ne
gotlating with France.
Mr. Baldwin as leader ot tne oppo
sition opening the debate in the house
of commons today on the pronounce
Sent of policy which Prime Minister
acdonald made yesterday said he
gathered from the premier's statement
that Great Britain was In process of
either negotiating or entering into
fresh negotiations with France.
"And at a time like this" he added
"no opposition will willingly raise any
question that might make the duty of
the government more difficult."
Former Premier Asquith following
Mr. Baldwin referred to the latitude
the government had given the guard-
ians of the Poplar district of London
in distributing relief to the unem-
ployed and said he wished to say in
the most unequivocal terms that
unless the government could see Its
way to reconsider the action of the
ministry of healtH in this respect there
was not the least chance of that ad-
ministrative act receiving the coun-
tenance or approval of the house.
John R. Clynes lord privy seal
today told the house of commons that
the government could not approach
such a question aa a capital levy under
conditions where no national approval
had been given to a device ot this kind.
French Pleased With 1
Associated Press Report.
PARIS. Feb 13. Prime Minister
Macdonald' speech in the British
bona of commons yesterday created a
(Cont'd on Pg. J.)
I7nnrr.nT7lTT could not m confirmed as special gov-
YllH THkI I. eminent rauasal. th president iwA
I vU lliaV VJJ under advlarsaeat a proposal to with
Associated Press Report.
ST. LOUIS Feb. 13. The body of
Edward Linehan 10 years old reputed
member of the "Egan" gang and mail
robbery suspect wss found early this
morning lying In a getter In the norta
western part of the city. The body
nad been riddled with bullets.
The body neatly . covered with an
automobile robe was found .by two
policemen. Fresh automobile tracks
were discovered near the scene and
police expressed the belief he had
been murdered elsewhere and bis body
brought to the spot where it was
Linehan. together with Ray Renard
and "Red" Smith alleged police
characters was to have appeared in
the federal court at Springfield III.
today to answer a charge of having
robbed a postal messenger at Toco-
bontas. 111. ot HUIXI(). The case
had been continued until Monday how-
ever. Linehan'i murder followed closely
upon o police drive against criminals
and their associates snd the piecing
of 14 police captains on probation for
30 days with orders to "clean up"
CHECK UP PARTIES
Associated Press Report.
ST. LOUI8. Feb. 13. The convex
tion of "progressives" called to meet
at Cleveland July 4 by the national
conference for progressive polities'
action was timed to enable the dele-
gates to take inventory of the work of
the democratic and republican nation-
al convention which will be prior to
the Cleveland meeting it was ex-
The delegates were departing for
their homes todsy ss the business of
the conference which opened bere
Monday was completed last night a
day earlier than expected.
Before adjourning the convention
adopted a platform tbe preamble of
which declared the oil scandal was
"merely the latest of a series of colos-
sal public betrayals." adding that
"this corruption of control must be
Shoals Action After
Taxes G. O. P. Agree
WASHINGTON Feb. 13. Republi-
can house leaders are willing to have
tbe bouse take up Muscle 8 boa Is legis-
lation immediately after tbe vote on
the tax bill Until today the tenta-
tive program called for consideration
of the Johnson immigration bill be-
fore the MeKensie Mnsctf Shoals
Women Control Plans
For C. of G. Convention
BROWXWOOD. Tela. Feb. 13.
On the various committees which bare
ra band all local matters pertaining to
tbe WestTeiaa chamber of commerce
convention here in May.-there are 84
men 'and 102 women.
BANKER MENTIONED SALE
OF HARDING'S PAPER TO
FORCE PROBE HE CLAIMS
Buyers of Harding's Newspaper Say
Vanderlip's Charges Are Ridiculous
Associated Press Report.
MARION. O.. Feb. 13. Roi
Moore who. with Louis H.
of Salem O. purchased the Marion
(Ohio) Star from President Hard-
ing today emphatically denied that
their purchase of the Stsr waa in
any way connected with the Teapot
"I hesitate" said a statement Is-
sued by Mr. Moore "to dignify Mr.
Vandelip's Ossining speech which
apparently tries to implicate the
sale of the Marion Star in tbe Tea-
pot Dome scandal with denial If
Mr. Vanderlip was a newspaoer
man he would edit his copy and
watch his facts more closely.
"If the Teapot Dome bunch could
have manipulated the purchase of
the Marion Star for $550000. which
was tbe price paid for it they would
have found it a very good bargain
but they did not buy it.
"The control ot the Star was
bought by Louis H. Brush and my-
self as indiyidusls the Herding
estate still holding a large amount
of stock in the company. We regard
it as worth all we paid for it which
NOMINEE TO AID IN
Coolidge Takes Name of
J. A. Garfield Under
Associated Press Report
WASHINGTON. Feb. 18. Another
upset in l resident Ooolidgs's plans for
prosecution of tbe oil leas suit
Mewed in prospect today at both the
senate and ita oil committee resumed
aenate and Ue on committee resumed
consideration of the Teasing muddle.
draw bis name ana nominate jamea jx.
Garfield of Ohio in his place.
Opposition also developed to Atlee
Pomerene of Ohio the other attorney
selected by Mr. Coolidge snd it ap-
peared possible that hia name too
would be recalled.
Rsiil te Ceelldi.
On the senate floor Senator Robin-
son democrat Arkansas replied to
the president's recent ststement on
Secretary Denby and asserted that
sooner or later public opinion would
drive out of office all of those con-
nected with the leasing transactions.
The oil committee heard further
testimony regarding the payments
made by Harry V. Sinclair to a great)
in Denver which had asserted coa-
flicting claims to portions ot Teapot
Dome. Karl C. Schuyler a Denver
attorney telegraphed the committee
he had correspondence in his posses-
sion that would be of value in the in-
quiry and be was asked to bring it
John Leo Stack the Colorado oil
operator who waa a member of the
Denver group was cross-questioned
at 'ength about the motives behind the
negotiations with Sinclair. He also
contributed an assertion that officiala
of the Pioneer company one of the
Standard Oil subsidiaries had told him
a week before Teapot was leased that
Sinclair was to get the contract.
President Coolidgt's New York
speech in which he referred to the
oil disclosures led Senator McKellar
democrat Tennessee to mske a re-
newed demand in the senate for im-
mediate court action. The senator said
Mr. Coolidge's proi.ilse of prosecutions
would be approved by every one and
"Everybody knows ihst IJobcny and
Sinclair bribd Fall and that Fall ac-
cepted tbe bribes and yet no indict-
ment has been found against any f
the three. Why the delay? Tbe dis-
trict attorney should move st once.
Every one knows there is ample
ground for indictment."
Dauiherry Case Held Up.
At the same time the resolution
providing for a senate inquiry into
the failure of Attorney General
Daughtrty to tnke atiorj looking to
the nroseeution of Doheny. Sinclair
and others bv Senator Wheeler demo-
crat Montana but at his request it
was lsid on tbe tsble for considers-
Without eitended debate the senste
sdopted two resolutions by Senstor
Dill democrat. Wsshington. asking tbe
rltate department for correspondence
relating to oil concessions in foreign
countries. One related specilicaiiv to
tbe Colombian treaty wntcii lay in a
pigeonhole for many months and was
ratified in 1921 after Secretary Fall
bad urged it.
In the house uepresentsiiTe .iewi.
H.mnrnl Alabama renewed bis
charges of irregularities in connection
with the income tax payments oi
Harrfr F. Sinclair and Edward I
Doheny republicsns objected thst Mr.
Jeffers hsd refused to say on what
specific ground his charges were
based and be replied that if a special
investigating committee were created
be would produce proof that there ia
"graft and rottenness" in the tressury
Japanese 25 Million
Pound Loan Subscribed
Associated Press Report.
TX)N'DON. Feb. 18. The Jsnanese
government loan of' 25.000.000 at r
per cent has been fully subscribed it
is announced. The lists dosed at noon
figure incidentally has never been
available for Mr. Vanderlip's in-
vestigation. "Had Mr. Vanderlip taken the
trouble to consult the records in the
probate court of Marion county and
ascertain the facts he would not
have made himself so utterly ridicu-
lous. If all the Teapot Dome scan-
dal is based on information so
ridiculously and unnecessarily falne
as Mr. Yemielip's Ossining speech
it should be very encouraging to the
CLEVELAND Feb. 13. Louis H.
Brush part owner of the Marion
O.. Stsr. late todsy sent the follow-
ing telegram to Vnited States Sena-
tor Frank B. Willis of Ohio at
"I hope you will Insist tUt the
Senate oil Investigating committee
subpena Frank A. anderlip to
Washington to corroborate his
statement at a diuner in Ossining
N. Y.. last night relative to the
Herding ssle of the Marion Star.
His statemeats are not only faUe
SEN. ROBINSON SAYS
Public Opinion Will
Force Cleanup After
Associated Press Report
WASHINGTON Feb. 13. A pre-
diction that pnblic opinion will tare
President Coolidge to remove every
official connected witg. the- oil reserve
lease was mad today by Senator
Uobinsoay- JUkansgl the democratic
leotjBgep t.tM PMsident'i x;.
fuaal to accept the senate a advice and
immediately ask for the resignation
of Seeretary Denby.
Senator uoblnaoa read his etat-
meat on the senate floor alter Sen
ator Lodge Massachusetts the repub-
lican leader had obtained permission
to print tbe president's reply to the
senate In the record.
Oralaag ef Dome.
When the oil committee resumed !Ts
hearings this morning J. L. Stack
who testified yesterday was cross-
examined by Chairman I .enroot. He
emphasised tha danger of drainage of
Teapot Dome by wells which would
be opened on tha land surrounding
tbe naval reserve under the action
which tbe interior department had
taken in 1020 when the rights to oper-
ate on such lsnd had been sold at
"In 1020 it was common talk among
oil men that the reserve was being
drained" he ssjd.
He declared that he had never
thought of seeking to obtain a lease
to the entire reserve but was only
trying to arrange for the privilege of
drilling offset wells to prevent drain-
age of the entire reserve. His ad-
vances to obtsin sn arrangement had
been rejected in 1017 by Admiral Grif
fin and Commanders Stewart Wright
Ksaw of BacklsB.
Taking issue with George Creel
who also testified yesterday. Stack
said the former chairman of the com-
mittee on public information did know
that E. L Doheuy was associated
with him in the efforts to get
lease to drill offset wells in Teapot
"I may not bsve told him tbe money
I psid him came from Doheny" said
Htsck. "but he knew I had none and
that Mr. Doheny was backing me."
Stack ssld the $3000 he paid Creel
was the amount named by the letter
as the grub stake he would need
Creel was employed he said because
he knew the officials in Washington
and was to represent the syndicate in
the national capital.
Doheny sought to get the titles of
the Pioneer Oil company in the Salt
Creek field. Stack continued but they
miiy-dallied ' with him. Then I)o-
hmjr Rough t ..to get the title of th
Mid-West Refining company.
(Cont'd on Pg. 2.)
Mart Railway Employe
Is Killed by Train
Houston Post Special.
MART. Texas. Feb. 13. Aaron
Dabalas of Fort Worth employed at
Mart by the I. A G. N. railway was
instantly killed Sunday night when
run over bv a train in the local yards.
Dabala ana two other employes of the
road were wslking down tne track the
two companions of the dead man step-
ping off at the aproach of the train
and motioning to Dabsla to do like-
wise. It is believed be thought tbe
train was on another track. His body
was badly mangled.
Deceased came to Mart from Port
Worth snd the body wss sent to that
place for burial.
House Approves Power
Of Finance Corporation
Associated Press Report
WASHINGTON. Feb. 1S.R
unanimous vote the house today paased
a aenate Dili to extend unM Decem-
ber 31. next the power ef the war
finance corporation to make loans.
The measure now goes to Ihe preai
dent who recommended the leglsla
Frank A. Vanderlip-
'Glad to Tell Rumors'
About Marion Star
Financier Subpoened .
Sensational Speech Gets
Quick Action From In-
vestigators Who Seek
"All the Facts" -
Associated Press Report. i1'1'
NEW YORK Feb. I3.--W
Frank A. Vanderlip when iu '
formed today that he had beer '
summoned to appear before ;
the senate oil committee said S " ''
"111 be glad to tell what f-
know about the circumstance
surrounding the sale of the latt j
President Harding's news "
paper." j f
Mr. Vanderlip said today.'
discussing his speech of last 1
night that he had ho pro4f of "
the rumors that were current '
for months regarding the Ma
rion newspaper. 1 J!
"My purpose" said Mr.
Vanderlip "in bringing it to ' '
public notice is to encourage v - '
an investigation of gossip con- ' 1
cerning a dead president gos-
sip which is outrageous it ur-
true. ' v.
"1 have made no formal request '
President Coolidge for auch aa iavts-
tigatlon. H might say that it ia e
hia business and it may feot be but it
seems to me that a newspsper geuM "
best conduct th inquiryif th pub- -liahars
abandon their policy 4 aUaac
toward gossip which they faareard.
I bava no auoA Qurea 1 - ' '
... ..! iav. QesBdsjfc c.
"Bat I bsve profound faith in th . '
honesty and coursga ol President '
Coolidge and his ability to dean very
dirty house. W should frr. hits .wag-'
sympathy and patience and .act crkt- IV
das blm yet He probably fehV that ' .
be came to his office by an accMest' '-
ot death and that he sbonldV continue ." .'
the cabinet and policy to whick -"
fell heir. i .
"The committee failed to call aall '. v
to testify not because they wrr ?
afraid he would not talk bat b0Us
they were afraid he would talk tea
much. I don't think Senator Walsh t
was a party to this and do not Include
him In my statement that several of '
his associates were undesirable in .
vestigators of any moral question. I
think he Is extremely acute and almost 1 ''Y
fanatically high minded."
Associated Press Report.' .a
WASHINGTON. Feb. 13 A gnu"
poena for Frank A. Vanderlip to pp':-'-pear
before the senate oil committee A
waa issued today by Chairman Le -
root. He will be asked about refer' r
ences he made in a speech at Oseirn v
ing. N. Y:. last night to the oil la- . -quiry
and ts the source of funds need '
last year to purchase a certain
.Via rion newspaper." f t
Mr. Vanderlip is summoned for 10 .
a. m. tomorrow but Chairman LeaK H
root said he did not know whether -h ' V
would be the first witness called.
Senator Walsh said that those wh"' I
furcbased The Star fnra President
Isrding would not be called before
the committee at least until after ilt '
Vanderlip had been heard. i f' vr
The reference about which he wiQ v
be particularly questioned were those . .
relating to the ssle "of certain' r
Marion newspaper." . "
"I think it ia Inevitable that SaV '.
Vanderlip will be called" aaid Resw '
stor Walsh democrat Montana after :'y '
reading sn account of Mr. Vanderlip';
address. Other membera of the eeae-f
mittee expreaaed a similar view.
"Mr. Vanderlip bss given rircnlg- jf
tion to the story about Th Marios '-
Star." Senator Walsh aaid. -Moreover
he has eherged that the com-'. .
mittee declined to hear Mr. FaU fur-
ther because be was ready to 'peers' '
snd to lead to acta of high officiala I
which the ommittee did not dare
into. Naturally we shall want' to t-
question him on that matter a his).
charge involves all of ns." !'
Mr. Vanderllp'a address erected y
something of a sensation both or tbo ..
capital and in other official ooartar1 '
Tbe time of bis appearance before the
committee has not been determined.
but the subject Drobablr win h taken . .
up by tbe committee tomorrow. -
SENATE TO READ? )
COLOMBIAN PACT i-
-' j ' '
Associated Press Reportr- f
WASHINGTON. rK lsA-T .
senate today sdopted a re sola tion of '1 v
Senator Dill democrat. Waasdnateev
calling upon the state depejUaeet for -1
ropiea of all diptoaaatie mirraas) V
deace in connection with the. anjete's .
ratification of the Col ihiaa treaty.
which waa arged bv former Beeretary .
FsIL ' r ;r '..
A second ieohttlo to Senate Diu
calling for similar reports -firge the'
state department aa to coaaarastka-
tions it may have bad cooevrsuag oil
concessions or laaa-a ra Btaa-other
countries also waa adopted.1
A.- & f '
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