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A W L II ' I I
IRE OF TEACHERS
Refuses to Propose Legis
lation to Advance tne
Salaries of Teachers.
RESOLUTION IS PASSED
Kormal School Head Leads
Fight for Adoption of
ROBERTSON IS ' HECKLED
Teachers Propound School
Questions When He Tories
to Explain Policy.
$j jluom.ed Press Slate Wire.
OKLAHOMA CITV, Feb, 20.
Following an uddress to (ho Okla.
fcoma, Education uociatl6n In con
tention hero today, by Gov. J, U.
A. Robertson, In which ho slated that
he did not favor tho Instituting of
Iho '( ml'l levy to provide higher
salaries for teachers, A. S. Faulkner,
hud of 'lie normal schools, led a
militant movonicnt for Increased pay
hlch met with npplauso nnd shouts
(hit "the tlmo lias como when" the
(etchers milst drop their suppliant
attitude und stand up nnd tell (ho
lovernor nnd hts legislature (hat w6
tint our rights nnd want them font.
Gh us a living or you won't have
iny teachers. 'What tho governor
opposes la tho least wo want."
The governor In his address said
Out whllo ho hcllovcd tho teachers
aero entitled to higher salaries, ho
ilia believed this was an Inopportune!
tlire for "such nn additional burden
on the taxpayers of the state, who
re now groaning under their load.
Just because (ho (cachers aro not re
telling nn adequate componM tlon
row we cannot runli In and Vndd
Mher taxis, especially nt this fcrlt-
mi time. 'And I am not
liibor Questions tip.
"If I should open Iho special scs
tion to this question J, should alio
hue to consider labor problems.
should be asked to act upon Indus
trial cotirt laws such as'Knnsas has
Juit passed, and representatives of
libor would flock here from All parts
of the state.
'Thero has been' too much experi
mentation with legislation in Okla
homa, (he possibilities of a long scs
tioit of this legislature nro fraught
lth uncertainty and danger. The
people are prone to read proposed
WelsHon hurriedly and approve it
nen it Is fundamentally wrong.
"What wo nocd now Is leaders with
Mole, brains and steady hearts, who
tin wait until tho people can ap
rn'jo the situation hud alt steady In
He boat un(ll this wave of psycho,
htical effects has passod. Wo cannot
afford to make plocemcal Icglshw
The governor was heckled when he
tttemptrd to explain his pardon nnd
vrole policy by teachers in tho uudl
Ve who brought up the, subject of
wring answers In arithmetic nnd the
Ffner.il thnrtagc of textbooks for the
Want Kitrn l,cvy.
At (hn business session which fol
tired a resolution was adopted pro
twins an amendment jo tho state
coiutltutlon which reads as follows:
"For (he purpose of maintaining
'"common schools of" tills stato tho
aie board of equalization shall each
jjir levy a tax on nn ud valorem
. In addition to nil levies as now
prodded by section nlno of urttclo 10
M the constitution, of not less than
Kills nor more (ban 10 mill, on
JJj taxable property within tho
Another resolution ndoptcd dc
Bndtd the vitalizing of the teachers'
Vu'1n am' ""rcnierH law, a con-f-itutlonal
amendmcn(,to provide far
"county unit plan In tho state, and
w adequate homes for teachers in
Mrs. Susan It. Fnrdyco of Shawnso
u beaten by II. O. Fnust. superin
vi ' ot rcl""'l thorp, for member-
,slP0n (he board of illrealnrs of (hn
"'lection and wns thi only wofnnn
ra "ie board.
a report of (he directors shouod
lib cla,,on Ili,J Krottii from 1.500
J'ti reorganization u year ngrf to a
"MM memborshlp of nearly 13.000,
,,,!!e,;rn 1 4.000 (eachers in tho
''.the report sHows.
Artsolutlon presented to (ho bus!-
"on asking (hat body to endorse a
Pan voted hv iv, o... i, ,,.!
u,?" Permit nil normal schools
ton 10 Plvc del'CC!, waa V"C(1
rentier George Wolild
Negotiate With Reds
tottAni ya Uefso ia In favor of
is.pace negotiations with
, WhTviL Bn Mlum Utvinoff,
'Uin j . ",a,lvo ,n serpen-
tl kr ii V ""I'lricu ay i-remicr
jmijr, accordlnr (o tho
un J-ar(S. Ianl Pimhii. nnrl
" V?.k i'rrlhe"". members of
fcte?1 d"'fVtlm at tho meet.
loaJL t 8UP"mo alllcft council in
kit .J . Ve no uwrlty to enter
Vrjer?5? 'l Proposal, and Premier
i e " ocen rpcaup tn in.
jBl'l&Uor" Missouri KAW.
kior Cartrr Bufc"-d, it
fcocTa,ii ll h 8 rnH1acy for the
"etnor of iiisaotf.
World's News Told
in Condensed Form
r.trttf. j,K, 50 ruymond l'olnears hn
been name,! Krenrh dnlert on th repr
tloni eoinmliilnn, Hei iuccwdi Chirlrt O A"
Jonart who reiljoeJ frum the tmmUWn
,. WASiIlN(TO.V,vKb. 20 fWrUrr t
Litis I'roildenl Tumulty miecT h' know ot
for the trial of the Irtrmiin war, nilltr.
XKWCACTI.E, lvThb. 20 Three girl,
were Injured and Ihrnc'imill bulUlni of
tne Oontl Powder company ero burned
bete today following an etploilon.
VAHIfNOTON-.mr -0. H J. Smith
or Ilenlion, Tnl, wti nominated tod
by Vreiident U'llion lb be- Unllwl RUIm
Itornry (or the eaitcrn dlttrktj of Teiai.
a.N!KW Keb. 20-Thn United
state (iriln nnrnofstlrtn nnnit.1l I....
that on .March 2 It will rename bujlng of
utiuiv ii rrnuiBr iiour oner pun"
after a impenilon ot aeixral nurehaio for
two monlbt. 1
WA81II.V0T0.r, M, 20. The fint
population flcurei for the lOSO.toniui will
le Itiund (omorrow night, Iho eeniui bu
reau aononneed this attefiioon. The flcures
for Cinelnoali end Waihinrlori, t). C. will
be announced. .
LONDON' . Veb. 20. A diplomatic Alt
Pa'ch iroin llerlln toly elates that "un
UoubtMljr" the forthcomlnf netotiationi
rejrardlne prlienen between Germany ami
kotiet Ruitla will denelop into peace ne
gotlilloiu. . i .
VJ'AtfinN'O.TOX, Feb. 20. Appointment
of Cipt. O, 1j. Carden of the United statoa
cpait pird and B. 1". Krckej brack of Heat
tie wnh , a foreign repreientatlvpi of
the .hipping board In guiitli America wa
announced today, ,
denial that the dVmoeratle tide wa eek
n; to delay the trraty in as to Inject It
into the presidential camtmlgn was made
by ffinalor HltclKock, the administration
leader, In tbe aenlte tb Is afternoon. .
TOSTO-V, Feb. 20. Xorthem New Kng
land today wai literally burled under enow
drifta from nine to IS feet high. N'earlyvall
of Maine, New JUmpahlre and Vernmnt
was trolleylen. Many railroad traLna were
stalled In drifts. Highways were impassable.-
iftXCOLN, Xeb., Feb. 20. The name ot
r.dward I L'dwards, governor ot w
.lersey as candidate for president on the
democratic ticket Is to be filed with the
Nebraska secretary of state within tho
next few days, according to announcement
tlAMVH, Tens. Feb. 20-.l)r. 4. A.
Poss of IuiTllle, Hy was elected- presi
dent of M)Uthorn Alethodltt university of
Dallas today after tbe board (uf trustees
had aocepted tbe resignation of Dr. It. 8.
Hyer, who was maoe president emeritus.
LONDON. Feb. 20. ttolihetlk forcen
have captured Archangel on the White
ses, according to a wlrolese dlspsteh from
Moscow today. The "whites" abandoned
the town and the troops Joined the Uil
faevlkl, the messago declares.
LINCOLN. Neb., Feb. 20. Friends of
William .1. Ilryan have begun tho circula
tion in Nebraska of petitions to plsre his
name on the democratic ballot of April '.'0,
as a candidate for delegate-at-large to ttho
democratic natlooal convention at San
TAIUS. Feb. 20. (Havasj-For the
first time aince the rciumption of diplo
matic relations between France and (lor
many. Dr. Wllbelm Mayer, tho German
charge d'affaires, was present today at a
reception to the diplomat! corps at the
Klyece palate. - -
WAHHINOTON. Feb. 20, One cent post
age for local or drop lettcra was ap
proved today by the areiato poitoftioe
oramltlee, which Incorporated the reduced
postage amendment of Henitora Dial, South
Oarollna. and McKellar. Tennenee. rtemot
crats. In the pol"ce appropriation bill.
WASIUNOTON, Feb. 20. Hearings on
the Kan) on bill to pravido for the estab
lishment of a national labor court will b
opened next week, according 'to an an
nouncement mdt by Senator Kenyon,
chairman of the senate' labor and edura
(ion f-ommittpr, today
FOIIT WOltTU. TraaT Feb, 20 rWndits
blew open safe in a bank at Aubrey, 40
miles north ot Fort Worth last night and
escaped with a Urge j.um in cash an,te
ruritirs, The previoul night a bank at
Khotae, near Aubrey, was robbed of sev
eral thousand dollars worth of Liberty
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20 The I70.000,-
000 powder plant st .Vitro. W, Va rot
only will be sold on the installment plan
for about $8,500,600, but the government
will throw In f 0,000.000 worth of loote
rnaterlalsfor good measure. Chairman Ors
ha rn of the house war investigation rora
nittte sain In the homo today,
ALniiot'Kitotn;. v. m ft in a
million dollar unlverahily for Indians anU
wi.iiuu.it,, vi iui c-faiiii-.i uiri ikaia
will be located In the southwest by tho
inter-church world movement, Dr. Ralph
K. Diffendorfer of New York, chairman of
the fnter-chnreh missions and survey de
partments, announced hern today,
WAt1IIN'llTON,'Feh 20T The bill to
aulhorfie isle of three large army camps
and -to providd for fulfillment of wartime
contracts for purchase 'and equipment of
numerous other military posts was finally
agreed to in ronference todsy and the
conference darft was agreed to by the
senate. The home Is eapeeted to act within
a few Hays. - . '
DDflLlN, Feb 20, -With a lank and two
armored srs. the mllitsry , today carried
out a raid near (irafton street, where they
are repotted to have made several arre.ta
The raid followed early morning fights Be
tween civilians and police, Jn which a
constable was killed and another nonstable
and a civilian Were wounded and several
persona were arreeled,
WASHINGTON," FelT lO.- "niue sky"
legislation to drive from .the mails and
stock markets sll wildcat securities, Is ea
peeted to come from the home Judiciary
committee wltbln two weeks. Chairman
Volsted has drafted a new bill, a romposito
of various plans of legislation that have
been submitted by members of the con
gress to deal with this evil,
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20 An amend
ment to tbe Vol it e r prohibition enforce
ment art permuting a referendum vote ny
the fieopla. on whether the isle of 3 7S
per rent beer and light wlnea shall be
permitted. Is proposed in a bill introduced
In the home by Representative Monahan
of New Jersey, lis will iosist upon action
on the but by me juaieiary commute.
LONDON. Feb. 20, The prince of
Wales' espreaaed desire to see Cslifornla
will be gratified this spring, according to
plans for tils Australian trip, announced
today. He will sail on the cruiser, Renown
early In March, reselling i-'in Diego, (lal.
March 31. Considerable time will be spent
In Californls waters, the Renown not sill
ing for the orient until early in April, i
OKLAHOMA Cm lb. SO.--Secretary
Last of the department of the interior will
not attend tae stste utilities convention
to be held here March P. 10 an, 11 but
will be represented by two technical es
parts front the bureau of mines, be said
today In a telegram to Ronresentatlve Scott
Ferris. The secretary ssld bis espeeted eirly,
retirement from the cabinet made It Im
possible for him to leave hli office at
tho tunc of the convention.
HOLD 2 SESSIONS
IN FIFTH DISTRICT
Embry Followers Go Out
When Hamonites Take
Committee Rules Against
Embry on Delegates Select-'
t ' cd in Oklahoma City.
NO STAND 0fJ PRESIDENCY
No Candidate Is Endorsed;
Two Set's of Delegates Go
Uy Assisted Trees 8U Wire.
OKIAIIOMA CITV, Feb. 10. Two
sots of dolegntcs, both tinlnstructed
as to presidential nomination, but
otto set- Instructed for Jnlto K
I In in on of Ardmore for republican
national committeeman and tho
other for John Kmbry of Oklahoma
Olty, woro chosen today by tho Fifth
district republican convention as the
resuii or a spin over tno seating of
uKianoma county delegation
which was awarded to Hamon by
tho district committee ami tho call
ing to order of tho convention by
District Secretary Chris Hockor of
Cleveland county, which tho Unibry
supporters said should havo been
called by Hugh Henderson of l'ur
cell, district chairman,
Tho Kmbry supporters withdrew
from ther convention nnd convened
In tho district court room of Judge
H. D. Old field, wherij four delegates
with half n vote each woro chosen
and resolutions condemning Hamon
wore adopted. Tho delegates elected
arof W. H. P. Trudgcon and Mrs.
Frank orthup of Oklahoma county
and Chris Madison and Mrs. J. O.
Pearson of Logan county. No alter
nnlcs wero selected, the delegate
iin-si-ni in tne national convention
bnlni- nltthnrivnrl trt r-t,at thn untn.'aT
of the wholo delegation. Charlos B.T
uoodw.n w.vs nominated presldenUa.
cuiivi-iiiiuii toniroiiea Dy
Hamon elected as delegates Seymour
a. Price of Oklahoma City and Fred
Hoed of Cleveland county, with Lin
coln McOulro of Murray county and
Mrs. Noillo Bcothorn of Oklahoma
county ns alternates. Hugh Hender
son of McClaln county was nomi
nated as. presidential elector by this
Tho Haninn convention olocted J,
H. Norton of Oklahoma county as its
chairman and, the LOmbry convention
olocted Johndams nf Inigan counfy
NEELY'S SLAYER DIES
A. A. TruskeU, Cliarged With .M tinier
of Oil .Mn it anil Trial Four Times,
StirvMimlM at Cnnoy, Kan.
INDUPHNDBNCB, Kan., Feb. 20,
A. A, Truskt(, slayer of John D, 8.
Nrely, oil man of Caney, Kan., died
a( (yiney today, according to word
' Tho killing of Ncoly took place
lanuary 7, 1911. nt Caney. following
i quarrel over an oil lease.
Truflkott was tried four times on a
chuYgo of milrdor. Tho first trial
resulted In a vordlct of second degree
murdor, but tho enso was remanded.
At til n second and third trlaLs tho
Jury cduld not agree. Tho fourth Jury
acquitted him on a charge of murder
on tho ground that ho was insane at
tno time or mo snooting. Truskott
then was sent to tho statu prison for
confinement In (ho ward for (ho
The trials nnd court nctlon nt-
traded muoh interest, anil Miss Eliza
Poarl Truskott of Kansas City, n
niece of Truskett, took up tho fight
to obtain the relcano of her unclo. A
bill was Introduced In (hn Kansas
legislature In 1916 to amend existing
statutes so tho governor and tho
board of corrections would have (ho
power to grunl paroles to thoso ad-
juilgetl criminally Insane.
t allowing pafcKigo or tno mil aiihs
Truskett appeared beforo tho board
ui uiiii luiiuiin in iM-uaiL iil nt;r iinuio,
with tho resul that Truskott was
given his freedom.
MORRIS WILLING TO HELP
Secretary of Stato Would Serve.
Soloiw Without Owl.
Dy Aieociated Press Slate Wire.
OKLAHOMA CITV, Fe.b. 20.- -Joe
H. Morris, secretary nf state, today
offered his servico to fjovcr.nor nob.
ertson to net as secretary of tho scn-
a(o during tho special scsflon. Ho said
ho wns going to cut down tno ex
panses of the session.
In offering his services, tho state
secrotar said that if, fho session is
shdTt he can till tho placn of senate
secretary, messenger nnd calendar
clerk. He held tho position of senate
clerk for threo consecutive sessions of
(ho legislature, s
U. D., C. GOES TO ARDMORE
Carter (Vtunty In-pnrlns (o Kntcr
taln (ho Old Veterans.
-rVltpMOltK, Feb, 20,At a iolnt
meeting of (ho Confodor.Ke Vo(erans
Hnd Daushtws of tho Contedoracy,
held hero today It was decided to
hold tho state reunion of these two
organlxatlons In Ardmore on Juno
9, 10 and 11
Ardmoro entertalrjed thr loint re
union in 1906 and again In 1911 and
tho olty will attempt to make the
1920 reunion Uie grcatuu ever held
In tho state. s
Baker Is Talked of
as Possible Choice
to Succeed Lansing
Newton 1. linker, STi'lnrj of War,
Secretary linker Is being talked of
as a possible successor to former Heo
rotury of Stato ltobnrt Uinslng, who
quit sftcr a. row with tho president.
In Washlnglon Mr. Baker's nnmn In
mentioned frequently In that connec
tion. Acting Secretary Frank I I'olk
Is montloncd, hut his health Is given
as n. reason why ho may not accept
if tendered tho appointment. Ambas
sador Davis nnd Ambarwador Wnl
Incc,, respectively of tho Loudon and
Paris posts, aro nlso mentioned.
THE OPEN SHOP
Ex-President Declares He
Is Notl Opposed to
Distinguished Speaker Says
Workers and Capitalists
Always Will Quarrel.
"I am for tho open sliop'," de
clared William Howard Taft In his
address 'at tho Convention hall here
last night In -which ho dlscusd
"Labor, bolHhevlsm, and tho soviet
system rf government" beforo nn
audlenco of savwal thousand.
"I am not opposed; to union labor'
ho continued, although In his 11
yoars of Judiciary experience ho had
acquired that reputation ho, said
from tho numerous Injdnotlotis thai
he had foajnd It necessary to Issue
againn labor leadors who had dis
regarded tho law und who had to bo
lodged in Jail.
"Unions wo have labor unions in
oftr soolnl order in this duy wo' can
not Justify tho situation to our work
ing men. Organization on ti p.irt of
tho working men aro imperatively
essential In order that uioy limy
-moot and deal with their esrmiloyers
on the tmo level," ho doclarod.
Tho formor president defined tho
"open rrliop" as tho whop in which
both union and non-union men
worked auoposod to tho olosed union
shop whoro a contract provUdod that
nono but union men ouuld bo hired
and as -opposed to tho clonev) non
union shop whoro the snnployor ro
fused to hire any but non-union
"In my Judgment tho only kind of
a shop that under our social system
ought to "have any placo in an
American community Is tho oncn-
shop in which neither union nor
non-union men aro denied their
legal right to labor," ho said.
According to tho speaker, efforts
lo end the controversy oo.ween cap
ital and labor will always be futile,
"Wo will always havo tho coMro.
versyylwUjveen the employers and tho
employes. Always will there bo that
question of how much of the prod
uct of labo? belong to thu omiiloy .-r
and how much to Uin inanavho does
tho work, Our effott houM not ne
wasted In nttempts to rrinovn the
dlcajTi'tnivUt, but we should direct
cup endeavors nt securing a Jiut,
peaceable, r-tlKfactory adjustment of
the adverse interests."
' Stimulated collectlvn hnriralnlnir
Lhe urged as the moans to that end.
declaring tnat inn ortcner tlk'it the
opposing groups -ramo tognther to
bargain and to discuss (heir griev
ances with each o(her tho ensler It
would bo to Improve tho understand-
ing between them, to remove tho sus
picion qc each for tho other, oilm
CONTINUED ON I'AOB ELEVEN.
Boundary Dispute Is
to Be Settled bu a
My Associated Tress Slate Wire.
OKLAHOMA CITV, Feb. 20,
Appointment of federal commis
sioners 40 take charge of the dis
puted Ited'rivcr oil properties until
claims of Texas and Oklahoma (o
(he lands havo been se((ed, will bo
appointed by tho United States su
premo emiirt on March 1 Attorney
Contra! S, P. Free Hug was advised
On the same da(e tho attorney
general of Texas .will flln his
answer In the court to the suit in
stituted by Oklahoma for posses,
slon of thn lands and settlement of
the boundary line between the two
utulcs, it was announced-
1 SHIP AGREEMENT
Flatly Denies He Made
-WOULD CREDIT HUNS
'Tentative Proposal Would, Ho
, imbursc Huns for Surplus
Over U. S. Losses.
BILL OFFERED TO STOP SALE
Measure Goes to Senate to
Defer Disposal Until Def
inite Policy Is Formed.
WASHINGTON, Feb. HO. Presi
dent Wilson flatty den led today In a
formnl communication to the nen
uto that ho had any agreement or
understanding with llrltlmi orflolals
regarding dh-imsltlon of the fleet of
former Ocrmnn liners - around
whlclt, jilncn they woro offered for
sale by the shipping l)iird, has
ragod a controversy Into which con
Kntii, courts and government agen
cies luivo been druvyi.'
"Thero is not nor has there beti
any nirreement frr uiiderstandlng be
twoen tho pri'sldent of the IJttllud
States and vfficlals of (lnvit llr-lnlii
oonconilng tho tsile nf uio ex-tler-inan
cssots III MimesHin of the
United Slates," Mr. Wilson said, re
npondlng specifically to a rt-solutlon
by Konntor llnuulegee, rvpublbim of
ConnoeJloul, adopted by tho Hcnal-o,
"nor Is thero any agreement or un
deTslnmlliiK with respect to what dls
ssl(ion shall be mado of (Jieso
Bhiim by tho IJnllLSl Stat,eM."
"I boll'ivo "tho ubovp inrorirKitlon
fully aiiirvscrs thu somite inqulty," ho
To Cmllt (iermaiw,
At the satno time, however, and
"In order that tho snnalo may by. In
posst-oslon'of all the Information
thero Is in nny way relating to tho
vohwIh In quu.ttron," thn prosldont
tru!iHmlU(l a copy of a hlthnrto un
imhllshed . tent.tUvo agreement
resumed in Pnrls that Germany
ovontoally would bo e'rorttted bofore
tho reprnt1ons comtmmion sliould
congress upprove, with any Htirpliis
valuation of the snips in excess of
OONTINUKD ON 1'AOKTWO,
FARMERS IN POLITICS
t -S. .
l'nwldnitlnl CnudlilnU-s Will lie
Qih-mIIoik (I on Agrlraillurnl Prob
leni Oklalioninii on Commit loo
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.- With
the appointment of a ixnnmlUrwt of
soven prominent farm organizations,
lesidors to draw, up a "platform, ' the
American 'farmer as ropresmtod in
the national board of farm organi
zations, served noUoo today on pres
ent and prospoctive prcsldenti.il can
dldales Uia( bo is d'UTfninei to par
ticipate actively In the coming cam
paign. Tho platform will comi-rlse
questions deslgnod to bring il un
mlslnkahly (he attitude of ea.-li mn
dldate uion matters which agTlcuI
turlsts consider of paramount 1m
if. S,- IlnFroU of Georgia, pMwiclent
of tho National Furmriv union, was
named chairman of the commttteo.
TJio oUior jnpmbors iircludo W. I.
Drummon, Oklahoma, roprenonllng
tho Intornntlomil Jarrn oongi-emi.
"Tlwi cKimmlttee, If I understand
tho temper of organised sgrlculaiire,"
Chairman Ilarr'-tt said, "will dumand
a most oomprchuinlvu and utimls.
taxable stntemamt of tint polllon of
each candidate on qutstlonH espe
cially relating to agriculture, Tho
farmers will not submit to camou
flage, moreover, Die committed will
try to determine beforo submitting
ilf findings to tho' fiirnmrn Just
what ability a atdldata may have
to carry out his pro-eloctlon prom
ises. Wo must get behind a strong,
faithful, long.vlslotied man. None
other will suit." '
EDITORS PLAN A SESSION
Oklahoma Pnihs .At-Mirln(l,ui to llnlil
CoiiH'iitlon May 7-H,
By Associated Press Rtste Wire '
OKIMHOMA CJTV. "Feb. 20.'
MjnberH of tlvo executive tiomnilttor
of tho Oklahoma Press association
havo been railed In tuent tho after
noon of February 2R, tit (tin office
of tjio stato iKiurd of affairs to pre-
tKiro a riiflirrnni nf et't-ntu for Oio
spring ccmvenlhm'at MoAlrster, K H
uronaun, socroiary oi ino association,
A gridiron "stunt" similar to that
presented byoorrespondonts nt Wash.
Ington, Is planned. Tho McAloHtur
convention will be held May 7 and 8.
TUIJSA, Olile. Maslraum, 7S: minimum
10; south winds; elear.
OKLAHOMA: Slturdsr and Sunday on
settled wMtnar, probibly rain or snow,
LOUISIANA' Saturday unsettled, wealh
r probsbly rsln In north portion, raider
in northwest portion Vunday probably
rain, somewhat colder
AKKANHAH: Saturday and f.'indsy an
settled westher, probably rain, colder,
KA8T TKXAf: Hstnrdsy cloudy, prob
ably local rains, colder lo north portion:
Sunday probably rain, colder.
WKHT TEXAS i rVaturday probably rain,
eseept rain or anow In tbe Panhandle,
colder In north portion; L'undsy ucseltlel
KANSCABi Unsettled and moch colder
n,u,ur mu.., n.mi;, iivu. Wiyf w it n SHOW
in north and west and snow o'r rain In
Engineers and Archive ns
Don't forget the luncheon at tbe Kenned r
Cafe Batuday, Advt.
House to Face Battle Today
on Rail Bill Fought by Labor
WASHINGTON. Fob 20 Until
sides lined up lit thn house today
for n big flghl tomorrow on tho
rnlli mid riorgnnl.itloii hill.
Debate was opened Informally
today by both supporters nnd op-
, ponenis oi me roiupromiiie, meiis
l ...... ....! ..rr..-i. ..e l.il,
IU ill,' iiiiiiii i-i,,i in i
worn ceitterod In rallying
strength. Silpporteis Mif the bill
were confident that the iMimpni
mlsn would win houso t'ltilorsetlieiit
by n niibstantt.il margin. Oppo
nents maintained 4ho voto would bo
The reilnifted hill Is opposed by
n mnjorlty of the democrats nnd
rby members friendly toward hilsir.
Thorn nro nlso mimn ropubllinns
opposed lo the gcnnml principles
of tho bill, but tho majority of
them favored tho inosaurn us It
stands, nnd expect with tho aid of
at least a scorn of democrats to
bring about final passage bcfiirj
Tin en democratic members were
the only ones to In lug thn subject
nf railroad legislation before tho
house today, their discussion scrv.
1'ig to Indlciitn thn final lineup.
New York Republicans
Adopt Platform at the
WANT TREATY ACTION
Immediate Ratification, With
Lodge Reservations Is
Ni:W VOH1C, Fob. 20. Carrying
out without chaiigu the program
mapped out by party Iculors, tho
Unofficial republican statu conven
tion cloned today hIIIi tho adoption
of u platforii) bitterly arraigning
thn national administration und with
the recommendation that ' United
States Senators Wadsworth tVnd
Caldor and NsUhon I.. Miller and
William lloycti Thompson bo elected
delegate at largo to tho national
oonvcntlon at thu spring pitmarlrs.
Thu convention was not marked
by a single discordant note.
John Lord O'Hrlan of llnffalo,
who was .elected permanent chair
man, delivered a brief address in
which hn caustically criticised (he
Twenty women, Including Mrs,
Floroncu Knupp of Syracuse, who'
was a candldatn for delegate at
largo until former Judge Miller, also
a rinldent of Syracuse, was inudo
a member of (Ue "big four" when
Mr. Hoot declined to servo, woro
munod as honorary vice chairmen,
Imnu'dlato ratification of the
treaty of penuo with Uio senate res
ervations retaining for tho 1'nltecf
States its right to withdraw from the
OONT1NUKII ON PAOK HI.
'SMILING JACK' HANGED
C'hlcngo (tuiininii Goon to Death and
Litre Up (o Nickname, lo l,as(
llcprlmc Is ltcfuwI,
CHICAGO, Fob, 20.--,Iohn "Sm'll
Ing Jack".0'ltrlerrr 2I-yenr-old gun
man, was hanged In Cook county Jail
thbi morning for (ho murder of
Patrolman Itlrhnrd Ilurke,
Tlio exoeullon wan delayed nearly
an hour when a lust minute request
was received from the grand Jury
asking to no fi'Hrlen. Tho Jurors re.
malnod in thn death chamber and
watched tho hanging.
O'llrlcn was convicted of shooting
the policeman In a gun battle In a
naloou. Hn droUicd In court that ho
w.im guilty, hut threo days ago
claimed that he hud plw.tdrd guilty
when tho late "Mossy" Knrlrht of
fered to get him off with a two
yenr sentence if ho would accept the
blamo to shield a relative of Knrlght,
Tho pardon board and Lieutenant
Ooverngr Oglenby refused to grant
a reprieve to investigate thn story.
" O'ltrinn lived up to his nlckn'uno
of "Smiling Jack' to the Inst.
Pcimsiilvama Crude Oil
Market Thrown Open
PITTS IJtTItGH. Pa. Feb. 20. The
market for Pennsylvania crurje nil
wns inrown wine open noro touay ny
tho announcement of the Joseph
Seep Purchasing agency that be.
ginning March i it would no longer
sell oil to Independent refineries. The
reason given was that It did not
have enough oil for its own business.
Hoover Must Declare
to Georgia Democrats
If He Is a Candidate
ATLANTA. Oa., Fob, 20. -The
name of Herbert Hoover cannot
go on Georgia democratic presl.
dentist preferential primary bal
lots In April unless he Is un
avoweil democrat, under a ruling
made by a subcommltlen of (he
stain executive committee. Pell.
(Ions in his behalf havo been re
ceived nnd tho committee, secre
tary was Instructed to write Mr.
Hoover and ask If ho could qualify
under the ruling that only thn
names of avowed democrats can
appeur un the primary ballot.
lleprcsentallve Illiintiin Tetas, de
luiuneed l.i I sir for Its altiudo
toward the bill; Itcprcscntatiw
lluddhton, AlnlKima, condemned
tho hill ns nssurlng thn defeat nf
hv member xollng for its pnssngf.
mid lteprecentntlvo Itnvhurn,
Texas, a member of thn Intnrstate
commerce committee thai framed
the bill, brought forth rontlnited
applause from both sides of tho
chamber by mnklug n strong ap
peal for adoption of tho conforonco
AiiNiverltig llepiesentntlvo Hud
dlrstou's attack, Mr. Itayburn dn
olared that It wns not the labor
section to which Stmnel Mumpers
and lalior loaders objected.
"Thern Is not n man In thli
country who could write a bill for
tho return of tho ronds that could
satisfy Gompors mid his assist
ants' Mr. itaylnirn declared. "It
hn been hard enough for the com
ntUtee to uiiseramhlo the situation
nnd It Is wroll for us to remember
the labor leaders know Mint If Iho
roads nro held for (wo years It
means what tho labor lenders want
- -government ownership, and gov
ernment ownership only,"
NOTE TO BE SENT
TO ALLIES TODAY
Wilson's Reply Is Expect
ed to Go to London at
SITUATION NOT ACUTE
Officials Do Not Think Pact
Will Havo to Ho With
drawn; for Puhlication.
fl t The Associated Tress,
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. Prcsl
dout WHhoii'h reply to Iho entente
pnmiliMfl on tho Adiltlo question
prolmbly -will go forward tomorrow,
Acting Secretary I'olk conllnued lo
study It today and after It ban been
put In the usual diplomatic form
und has been approved finally by
tho presldont It will bo coded und
put on the mhlos.
. Stato deiiattment officials stotd'
fastly rr-fflsed to discuss tno contents'
nf thn document, but a feeling of sat
isfaction was noticeable In adminis
tration circles and ft wns generally
understood that Mr Wilson has
mado an uiiiDqtilvocablo statement nf
the American government's position.
While further exchnnges on th
subject nro expected. It Is bcllSivod
.that with MtjO delivery of tho presi
dents note ny Ambassador Uavls
at London tho question will have
been removed from tho atguinontu
Although tho" premiers havo for
wurded to Jugo-Slavla In tho form of
an ultimatum (he settlement arrived
at without tho participation of the
United States, It In said they huvo not
e.limed tho way to a return to thr)
Paris agreement of December I), to
which tho United HtutcHMViKi a party.
In tltn general belief hero they hate
not overlooked suggesting that the
American government point tho wny
to the' rorrylnir out of nn agreomnt
which Itnly holds to bo unaccoptftblc.
Officials hero plainly do not re
gard (hn (iltustlon (in wit all aoute,
nor do they bnllnvn that a condition
will arlmi from tho 'exchanges In
which the United States ""11 1 luivo lo
consider whothor It can lwcoine a
party to tho treaty of Versailles. Tho
allied answer to (Iwi president seems
to havo clarified the atmosphere,
certainly to this "extent.
It wu definitely settled today that
exchanges will not be mado public,
at V-iist by Iho American govorn
menUuntll after tho president's note
nas lieen delivered to tho allies,
Whether they shall bo given out
liven will dciid upon the wishes of
the Ilrltlsh, Kronen and Italian gov
ernments. So far ns the United Ptales Is con
cerned, thero Is ny dtislrn lo with
hold thr notes. In fnat, some officials
are rather rtmger for lh liul'lleutldn
nil they believe full publicity will
strengthen thn American position In
Uio nines counlrlcH and clear nwny
any misunderstanding whloh may
have resulted from tho publication
there of only partial summaries of
the president's original communica
tion ACCIII'I' J'.WNH'S COLLHCriON
lrgllila llii-ehet. Paintings Valued
at .Million Dollaiy.
ItH HMOND Va Fob 20. Notl
ficatlon was sent lo Jurtgs Jutin
Marion Payne of Chicago tonight
that the state by not of the general
Hssomblj. accepted thn paintings Of
fered by him, which are valued ni
11,000. 000. The list Includes a Mil
rlllo, Heubeius, a Iteynolds und -10
other works. Tho olli-ctlon Is ex
ponts! to be housed In the confed
erate memorial Institute.
KVBUYI10DV3 AO 14 NT
for everything legitimate In every
lino of business. Tho World acts
for you and for your neighbor with
nbsoluto Impartiality through its
Want Ad columns.
Telephone Osag f5000 and nsk for
a World Want Ad hiker. Ordor your
Want Ad printed In The World and
within a few hours thousands of
renders In Tulsa and vicinity will bo
SERVICE IS VOTED
House Committee. Gives
Approval to Principle
METHOD NOT DECIDED
Details of Rill to Be Worked
Out Later; Proposal Wins
hy Narorw Margin.
DEFEAT IS SEEN IN HOUSE
Opponents of Measure Pre
dict It Will Never Pass;
Senate to Act.
WASHINGTON, Fob. 20.- -Hnl-verwi)
military training ns a pnr( of
thr.Vuttiru military policy of tho
t'nll'ifd States was approved In prin
ciple today by tho houso military
committee, whloh decided by a mar
gin "f two voles Unit the army re
organization hill should make pro
vision for ouch n plan, effective m
The close oommllteo voto of 11 to
9, coming ns a climax of a three
hour debate isf executive sewilcm,
was regarded as Indicative of tho
bltterflght to ho made in tho hous i
when thn rrorgunzallnn measure
irols (ho right of way. Opsncnts of
universal military training confl
dently predicted they would win out
whon tho pronoml reaches thn
house. The satiate also must vote
on tho IroubloHonio-question ns Its
reorganization bill, now pend'ns, In
cludes suoh a provision,
Nro Potent Ahead.
Opponents of tinlvornut training In
Mm commltte.n lUibato doolarcd re
porting tho propontl was usciees be
cause of thn ilemocrutlo caucus hav
ing gone on record nslilnsl it sntl
Willi many reputillcanH, including
Floor leader Mnndell openly against
tho Hclienio, Opinion ns to tho coun
try's reception of the plan varied
with tho sentiment of its supporters
No details of tho plan warn de
cided on by thn oomnilttce, this be
ing referred lo a subcommittee, tho
mujorlty of whom oppose tho pUn
In principle. Tho t-ommitlee refused
lo leave lh.o question of details to u
i)ommlslon of nine, Including threo
senators, threo nienibers of tho pub,
llo und threo lKrsons appointed by
thn president, but committed mem.
ncrs Indicated that the (subcommit
tee, mlirllt r r n n , I ...... t.
----- - uv v.tu uini r,i,i,ii
action bo followod by tho full com.
mn vn .u..ni....
With tho comm1tU)o doclsoon ns to
universal tralnlnir out of (hn v .'
tho mjbstnnco of tho tinny reorg.ln.
Izntlou bill practically was com
pleted. Tlio main duration awnitlmr
Bottlemcn( Is (ho future of (he na
tional guard, which oonvnilttrsern-ii
suld noon -would bo dlsitosod of, Iea-
irg oniy a ti.ia its. itdlng the text of
thn bill to bo -worked out
The vote In tho houso was along
bipartisan lines, throo , democrats
Joining with eight rpulillruns in
mittiw the training plit'n through,
l'our reinihllcans and flvo domocnits
opposed it. Those vollncfor gone .il
(raining were: Kn.hu, California.
Green, Vermoiiti Cragiw Peinnsyl
vanla; Hniif6rd, New Vork, Miller,
Washington; Morln, Pennsylvania.
James, Michigan, and Fuller. Mas.
sachusetls, republicans; uml CUld
well, New York; Olney, .Massiiichu
sotts, ajid Flshor, Tennesoe, domo
Those opposing wero: Anthony,
Kunsm; MciCenitle, Illinois; Hull,
Iowa, and Kmrrw. Ohio, republicans.
and Dent, Alabama; Klnlils. Ken
tucky, guinn, Mlsslsrtlirpl; Wise,
Georgia, and Harrison, Virginia,
TO PROBE "COFFIN TRUST"
Illy Cltltt-n MUh Gntrnior That
Solon liivrstlgnto ICmhnlmers.
Ily Assoclsted Press Slate Vlre.
OKIsAIIOMA CITV, Feb, 20 Leg
islation dealing with the alleged
'roffln trust" lit Oklahoma wns asked
of Governor Itoberlson today by Jl
A. Ilrlgg of Illy, who nsked thn gov
ernor lo submit this matter to tho
special session next week. Brings de
dares coffins aro so expensive "that
an ordinary man cannot afford to
Urlggs also suggests that tho state
ronvicts bo sent to work mnklhg cof-
uns. declaring inn state could sell
them nt a reasonable profit nnd do
better than making binding twine.
PROTEST NEW GASRATES
IVileriiiloii of Clubs nt Cnpllnl Op-
K)-s Higher Srheiliile.
fly Associated Tress Hlste Wire,
OKIHOMA CITV, Feu (I, A
protest wan filed today wUh 'ho ro
poratlon commission by i. e ex-- itive
tioard of tho dry fe' ration if
women's club against 'lowing (I
Oklahoma Uss Ac Uleri-i 'u nn in
crease In rates.
Tho pro teat as "t .r gal rompanv
has mado a big In'icaso ' rnle
without adequate si nice Wc agree
Mint a H, 10 or I,", per mm in rcim
might tie Lilr, bin we ivinno ree tin
Justice In allowing a mnr- tlun Sl
per oent Increase In price "
Itrfrrrndut" on S'uffrugr,
niCHMONI), Vn 1- i0 -The
Virginia stato senate tod, rdeil n
to 11 to refrr the tr i.r of I .tit I
ration of iho fedre i v r n -frag
nmendmert to thr vi ' ' at n son