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WAR ON CLAN WILL
'BE BEGUN AT ONCE
WILL ATTEMPT TO IMMEDIATELY
SUPPRESS ORDER IN LOUISI
ANA AS FAR AS POSSIBLE
OLD STATUTE ,7SURECTED
Whether Assembly Or Parade Would
Come Within The Prohibition Of
The Statute Must Be Determ
ined By Circumstances.
New Orleans.-Acting on the opin
Ion of Attorney General A. V. Cooco
that Ku Klux Klan parades are in vio
lation of a state law, (Gov. John M.
Parker has announced that he would
attempt "immediately to suppress
the order in Louisiana as far as pos
The opinion of the attorney general
made public was the result of a re
cent inquiry of the governor if an
old statute enacted to prevent unlaw
ful gatherings in the adys Immediate
ly following the Civil War had been
repealed and whether in the attorney
general's opinion it would apply to
masked assemblies and parades.
The opinion held that "any organi
zation, the purpose of which is claim
ed to be to regulate and correct the
administration of public affairs and
to suppress supposed or real violations
of law, accompanied with usual dem
onstrations calculated to alarm the
public, such as for instance, parades
(particularly where the participants
* are masked) would in my opinion
constitute a violation of act number
seven of the extra session of the
General Assembly of 1872."
After quoting the above act, the at
torney general said in his reply:
"Whether an assembly or parade
would come within the prohibition
of the statute presents a question of
fact which might be determined by
the circumstances of each case. Cer
tainly if the attending circumstances
are $uch as would alarm or in any
manner disturb the public peace, the
partlctpantq would clearly be amen
able to prose tition."
Governor Parker declared he would
act immediately upon the opinion of
the attorney general and make efforts
to suppress parades or public meet
lags of robed members of the klan.
-. obroe..-A. L Kilpatrick, cashier
of the Louisiana Bank and Trust
Somp0n, which- was closed recently
- - li' State flank lzaminer L. L Thorn
S', a j has Issued a statement that a
eoflmlttae representing the- bank and
t.p!,ch~ta National and Central
"., h lap,]sak and Trust Companies
'v~e~inMg on a proposition whereby
? i]lvlthe deposlto]s may be
// - ;The Louisiana Oil Refin
e rmay has purchased oil and
rr hts on 160 acres in section 18
tI4lOt Onachilta parish from Har
0 h town was struck rec
Vl, aseer rainstorm .and high
1# serim'ous damage was done,
. fenCes and a small tenant
1S7.-.-Ma~i *11 send ever
AOboel t~eaher In the parish to
j gg .coivtiou at New Orleans
drilling near this city, has
;tM& thb had found gas-at
i9.e, t~os are tielug delay
=toe ethe fineslt in years,
A cloudburs occurred herei
ding: a ,peat deal of dam
1I, uov and throughout Lin
daipd to th teofte
Je::t, tq'".tre for thaee
tobg etectedl on this
t"f considered one of the
$ to T/-lndlusve,
at. i.& Washin.gton was re
K u taesfr Shrvport
1f'lun a follows: City
-' .5*;= Out7 $821,000, per
*.I; .,t~te .$1$4.O00,. per cap
wfo 18-19-I of ,tore.1
# I ut~lporgnsed by 1e
iaaanOng the plans
eat of delegttes to
bi bo ,ld heref
f$t~s undg for ;a I
Monroe--A wind and rati storiu
that swept Monroe recently put moar
than 300 telephones out of commission
according to reports from the local
Hammond.-The Hammond State
Bank of this city bought the $145,000
bond issue of the Cit yof Hammond.
There were eight biders for the bonds.
Monroe.-The North Lcuisiana Ag.
riculturl Society elected the follow
ing offir:ýrs: I. T. thamilton, presi
dent: I. L. Peevey, viie-irosidcnt;
Sidney S,,wart, secretafy-treasurer.
Monroe.- building permits issued
in one day recently aggregated $75,
d 000. Most of the permits were for
Crowley,-Roy Denton, field manag
er for tht' Magnolia Petroleum Com
pany, says indications point to oil
in paying quantities in the Crowley
Shreveport.-Mayor McFord and
Parish Health Officer Heath have re
s quested the co-operation of all citi
zens in the annual clean-up cam
paign just launched.
, Monroe.-J. W. Smith of Monroe,
" architect for the Winn parish Board
a of Education, announces that plans
" have been started for the new Sikes
school building to cost $45,000.
y Monroe.-J. B. Vaughn, superin
D tendent of the Leonidas Barkdull
Faulk free clinic, reported 187 pat
i- ients treated during the first three
months, (luring which treatments ad
e ministered numbered 770
Shreveport.-The 12-inch main con
necting nearby gas wells with Shreve
e port has broken and 8-inch lines are
being used temporarily. The result is
that the city's gas pressure has been
r Monroe.-Farmers are being urged
to attend a meeting April 15 at which
it is proposed to organize a sweet
potato association. Paiish Agent
Stratham has arranged for farmers
to pool their purchases of nitrate.
Point a la Hachie.-E. Carriere of
Bootherville was drowned while at
t'fmpting to cross the Mississippi riv
er, in a small boat.
Lafayette.-Plans for extending
the work in this section was decided
at a conference of agricultural agents
of St. Martin, Iberia, St. Landry and I
'Crowley.--Crowley will be well rep
resented at the meeting of the
Knights Templars to be held in New
Orleans this month The local
knights are members of the Payen
Commandery in Lafayette.
Crow'sy.--The local lodge of Elks
installed" officers recently. Colonel
John P. Sullivan, chairman of the
national committee on membership,
was invited to speak,
Monroe.--The Court of Appeal for
the Second Circuit of Louisiana con-
vened here Monday, April 10, with
-Judges Charles V. Porter, D. N.
"Thompson and Rt. B. Dawkins on the
Shreveport--Building permits is
sued here during the month of March
represented $477,627 in value, an in
crease of $188,848 as compared with
' Shreveport.-Work on seventy 55,
0O0Lbarrel storage tanks for the Stand
ard Oil Company has been started.
The tanks are being erected near
SDo QmIlncy.--The Wright and King
miastrgis, composed mainly, of local
talent, is touring neighboring townus.
The show was staged here Mlarch 16
Newport.-Members of Neill 'Grif
fin Post, American Legion, were giv
en.a banquet recently by the members
of the Woman's Auxiliary.
Baton Rouge.--The East Batont
Rtouge police jury has advertised for
bids to place 100 carloads of gravel
on the intersecting roads of the parish
at an early date. The Jury has ap- i
,pliedto the State Highway Depart-b
rant to take over the main highways i
and supervise the hard surfacing.
St. James.,-Small planters in this t
section are complaining of the seed
cane being badly damaged by the re.
cent rains. What little corn was
planted is reported lost. 411 field
work is behind.
Abbeville.--The police Jury of Ver
,millon parish has called an election
for May 9 for the purpose of voting
upon a proposed bond issue of $500,000 i
to be used for° road purposes in Din-u
trat No. 2, comprising Wards 1, 3,o
Baton Rouge.-Bidu for the erectiont
Of the hog barns that are to form part
of the Greater Agricultural Collegeg
were opened April 13 ii th govern-.
or's office- More than 100 acres willo
be devoted to hog ruliong at the new
Monroe.-Monroe and West Monroe
pastors are planning a campaign to
be followed by an election to vote onl
the question of whether pool rooms
be allowed in the city, according to
an announcement by Rev. Frankg
Tripp, president of the Pastors' Al
hreveport.--Displays in tihe annual
style revue which opened here Apr. 5,
with all merchants invited to partcic.
pate, were judged by display mena
f roni Dallas, Houston and Fort Worth,
Franklifl,--The Texas 011 Company
Shas purchased a site here for the erec. 0
l ion of a flew oil filling station, The
"Mezcali Petroleumn Company recentlyi
0MoU ,s no "retaling at. 18 centUd
SECRETARY OF LABOR DAVIS HAS
COME FORWARD WITH COM.
TO COMBAT RED PROPAGANDA
(1 Has in Mind the Establishment of a
Broad Educational System-Need
for National Archives Building
Capital as Convention City.
By EDWARD B. CLARK
Washington.-It has recently been
y pointed out that this country has let
the alien newcomer roam about" the
country to find a job and find a home,
[l and to become a citizen pretty much
without help or guidance. He cane
i- over here in the steerage and he needs
i- steerage still. He is still a child in
our ways, with no knowledge of the
immense new privileges he enjoys.
Secretary of Labor Davis wants Uncle
Sam to keep track of that juan-not
s to regulate him, but to help him, to
s teach and encourage him. He wants
Uncle Sam not in the attitude of a
policeman but of a friend, a true uncle.
lHe wants to see every school In the
country devote its after hours to the
e schooling of these prospective and
receptive new citizens. We need to
know how they are forging on as wage
earners and as members of our free
society, he argues. ,We need to know
the whereabouts of these people if it is
only to protect them from the insidious
s poison of red propaganda, which from
1 personal knowledge he feels to be an
ever-present danger. We need all the
educational machinery we can organize
1 to battle this evil influence, Secretary
I Davis says.
t He would have every immigrant reg
t ister, wherever he is, every year--got
in order to spy upon him, but only to
be sure of his safety, so that we can
reach him to teach him. Just as Amer
[can citizens pay a poll tax for the
privilege of voting, Secretary Davis be
lieves the new alien should pay a nom
inal fee for his certificate of registry.
A very small fee from several million
i ldlens would amply provide the De
3 partment of Labor, he estimates, with
I funds sufficient for the upkeep of a
broad educational system, such as he
has in' mind-to run our schools as 1
schools of citizenship for these older
Seeks Bureau of Recreation.
One of the most effective ways of
making citizenship attractive to all, to
newcomer and to old-timer, broadens
out of his plan of registry and revenue.
IHe is going to ask congress to give him
authority to set up a bureau of recrea
tion for all America. He intends this
bureau to be dedicated to the proposi
tion that "recreation is the big brother
That bureau should be shaped, ac
cording to his vision, so as to bring
wholesome and healthful amusement
Iinto the lives of our people. As soon
as times improve he intends to push
practical plans toward that end. Such
a bureau of recreation would naturally
belong under the wing of the Depart
meat of Labor, because the great
ranks of the American people are the
workers, he' sa~ys. Their lives have
been dull enough, and he knows all
this, because he, as an immigrant,t
worked as puddler in the iron and steel
Secretary Davis quotes his friend
John Golden of New York, th~e promi
Dent theatrical producer:
"This bureau would grasp wIth its
kindly, encouraging \hrms every pos
sible recreative movement of thle av
erage people. Its powerful and wise op
erations cannot help but make for bet
ter citizenship and a happier people."
Need for Archives Building.
The long-admitted 'necessity for a
national archives building, to housef
the priceless historical records of the
United States government, w~ch now
are scattered throughout the various
governiment departments, and' storedI
in both government-owned and rented
buildings, where there is a grave fire
hazard, is again urged upon congress,a
with the prospect that the present con.
gress will finally act upon thIs impor-.i
tant matter, which has been recoin-.
mended by thle highest government
officials of both political parties fore
more than a decade.o
William Howard Taft, the present I
c~hief Justice, when he. was Presidentb
sent to congress a message in 1912e
stressing "the ~necessity for the erec
tion of a building to contain the pub
lic archives." As Chief Executive e ie
impressed upon congress that "the
unsatisfactory distribution of rec- i
ords, the lack of any proper index or
guide" to their contents, is well known I
to those familiar to the needs ofJ
the government in this capital." With
this message he transmitted to .con
gress correspondence he had had withv
Prof. J. Franklin Jameson, directorg
of the department of historical re-.
search of the Carnegie institution of *
WVashington, in which Professor fJame
son urged action, as a tnerber of a s
committee ..appolnted by th~e exeen- I
tive council of the A meriean Ristori-.
cal association, to bring the matter to '
the attention of the President and con
Representative Sizneon D. Fees 'of t
Ohio, chairman of the house corn-.
mittee on education, recognized as t
one of the greatest st~udents of his. a
tory and political science and goay t
ernmental research in this country,
six years ago delivered an extensiveb
address In the house, setting forth t
the importance of early action to safe- t
Tlhe Quirinal is one 'of the seven[
fiii ;u'ponm which Rome itunds; it wt }as
•d~icated, by the ancient Roimans to 74
ahei was bnllt iilthe B Ixteth+ copn- I
ttf-i by, the, Roman. Cthtlc huZe rch, in
guard the fundamental documenits and
historical papers of the nation, through
putting thent In a model building,
where they will be accessible to his
Difficulties in the Way.
An act of March 4, 1913, passed in
response to President Taft's message,
as amended by the act of .June 28,
1116, in consequence of Representa
tive Fess' speech, authorized a site
and building of a permanent honii for
the national archives, but it proved
that the site was not to be acquired
until after the approval of the de
signs and estimates for 'the building
by a commission consisting of the vice
president, the speaker of the house
of representatives and the secretaries
_ of the Treasury, War and Interior de
Owing to the character of this legis
lation it has not been possible to pre
pare other than typical plans, the arch
itectural treatment being largely de
pendient upon the location and sur
roundings of the site to be subse
Official reports made to congress
showed that papers of inestimable
value are now stored In numerous out
of-the-way and inaccessible places. It
has for more than a decade been the
unanimous conviction of all who have
looked into the situation that all pos
sible means for the proper care and
protection of valuable official docu
ments under existing conditions are
now being utilized, and their manifest
Inadequacy demonstrates the urgent
necessity for an archives building.
The additional security against loss
or destruction of official papers, the
economy In time and labor resulting
from the greatly improved facilities
for examining the same, and the con
sequent increased efficiency in the pub
lic service would all appear to be
strong arguments in favor of the
speedy construction of the building. In
addition, it is pointed out that the con
struction and occupancy of the pro
posed building would release much
space which is greatly needed to re
lieve congested conditions in depart
It develops that the supervising
architect of the treasury told the house
appropriations committee that he
doubted if there is sufficient authority
to make the appropriation. There
seems to be an honest difference of
opinion in congress on that point, al
though the majority view Is that there
is sufficient authority.
Capital as Convention City.
The numerous advantages of the na
tional capital as a convention city. for
business organizations were impressed
deeply on the minds of several hun
dred delegates to the midwinter meet
ing of the National Association of
Real Estate boards during their stay
in this city as guest of the local
Don D.. Goss of Chicago,Allrector of
research for the national association,
whose duty it is ordinarily on such
occasions to precede the delegates to
thle meeting place and brrange for the
convention, on arriving here found
that officials of the local board had
.made complete arrangements for the
entire series of sessions.
Every desire of the visitors was an
ticipated and met in advance through
a well-arranged program of hospitality
and entertainment, in which all the*
members of the board and a good
many of their wives took part.
Many of the delegates did not hesi
tate to state that the banquet tender
ed the executive committeemen by the
local realtors eclipsed tiny function of
the kind ever participated In by the
committee as a wvhole. The elaborate
souvenir menus, containing, colored
photographs of the armistice day illght
ing effects and af the Lincoln memor
Ial,'- were preserved as a memento of
the affair by the guests.
Auditorium Is Great Need.
In desiring to cater to every want
of the visitors, representing ieadlirg'
realty interests of the country, the
local board had in mind something
more than being considered an able
host. The knowledge that in the near
future Washington will be equipped
with an auditorium capable of accom
modating the entire membership of the
National Association of Real Estatte
Boards In annual convention wvas an
Impelling motive, it is understood.
*Washington has never been selected '
as the convention 4place of the whole
organization, due to lack of auditor
ium facilities here, it is pointed out.
The convention last year in Chicago
was said to have been the largest gath
ering of business men in the history
of the country. Only ctites with halls
large enough to hld the vast assem
blages of realtorp have been fortunate
enough to be selected[ as the annual
The" convention this year will be
held -in San Francisco, beginning. May
31 and lasting through the first week
in June. An idea of "the program of '
such a convention is given in the fol
lowing announcement concerning thie
"Few addresses are to be made be
fore the general sessions of the. co'
vention. In fact there will be. few I
general sessions. The treater part of
the program will b~e taken up with
•conferences on lmporLnt subjects,
such as financing building, cIty zoning,
subdivisiond, far'm lands, state yegu
latlons and similar subjects. It 'is to
be known as a dotted line conveotlon, 1
wvhich to a realtor means 'brass tacks'
or business first.
"Among the entertainment features
that have been, arranged by the Sanc
Frncisco board are a boat trip aroundg
the bay to various, points of interest
a'nd out through the Glolden Gate into t
the Pacific; an oriental bail, a featuie
of whIch will be a dancing contest 'to
b participated In 'by realtors andk
their families, and after tite closf' of
the convention d' go1 tburnament,
PA IN A ADWAY' "
absent daughter, "I am sorry ,,n ,,,
your'eea~on short, but you',,,a to: -
eCII on4 rim"fght o' !our pa fell off '
a J16td off ty this nio rn~iig tril Isfeel.
lug •terk~ble Th'e :doti as Just be~n
, reyeand, :,: Ie.,.yk It. will take
?t feo5~~j tP
TIME TO MARKET
Much Activity in Texas Fields
in Making Preparation as
INNCREASE SHOWIN IN ACREAGE
s Growers and Shippers Enthusiastic in
Stating That Department of
Agriculture's Service Is of
(Prepared by the United States Department
There is great activity in the Texas
on1ion0 fields these days in preparation
for the rapidly approaching larket
ing season. The comutuercial acreage
planted to Bermuda onions is esti
mated by the United States Depart
t meat of Agriculture at 12,117 acres,
and it is forecast that 11,522 acres will
be harvested. This compares with
10,503 acres harvested In 1921.
As heretofore the Department of
Agriculture will maintain a field sta
tion at Laredo to keep the, growers
t and shippers informed of market con
t ditions generally throughout tile coun
try." Cnrlot shipments, available sup
plies, prices, weather conditions, and
the many factors that affect the mar
keting of onions will be reported to
the growers daily.
Financial success In producing and
marketing Bermuda onions is possible
only when the economic relation be
tween the northern-grown winter stor;
age crop and the perishable Bermuda
crop is taken Into consideration, say
federal marketing experts. The Texas
t crop is marketed in a period of two
months, and the highest type of mar
keting efficiency is required. There
may bu: a large carry-over of northern
grown Ftorage onWons; the markets for
the Bermuda crop are a long distance
from producing points with consequent
high costs for transportation; bad
weather may quickly impair the qual
ity of the stock; the crop may be
larger than the country can consume;
and toward the end of the season
there is competition from other early
Service of Great Value.
The results of years of study of the
scientific production and.marketing of
onions is available to the growers, and
producers and shippers are unanimous
in stating that the department's serv
ice has been of great value to them.
Federal market reporters located in
large consuming markets, such as St.
Louis, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Chi-n l
cago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New
York, and Boston, report daily to the
Laredo office local market conditions,
such as supply, demand, and prices.
Fo arratngementsowit the vaiosxail
onion-producing section is divided intoI
,three districts: The Laredo district,
consisting of Webb county, the upper1
counties, comprising Dimnmit, Frlo, La
Salle, and Zavalla counties; and the
Gulf Coast district, embracing the ter
ritory contiguous- to the St, Louis,
Brownsville & Mexico and the San An.
tonlo & Arkansas Pass railroads. TheI
tipper counties usuitlly furnish fully 50
per cent of the shipments, the remain
ing districts'25 per cent each.
Shipments arie made to every statte
'in the Union'east of the Rocky.. mio~n
tains, the principal markets being 1~gw
York, Pennsylvania, Tlltnois; Missouri,
Ohio, and Massachusetts. New York
alone has taken In the past as nmuch"
as 20 per cent of the entire earlott
movement. Laredo is the shipping
center for approximately onie-third of.
the onions fromn'Ue ehftf''.esetioim arid
headquartdr's of rctr(atliky.alU b~ers'
and operators are there, liocated.
Seed From Cmntry IlandL .
The majority of the grqwersob'talh
their seed from the Canary Islands;,
large quantities .of seed are also ob
tained 'from Californila. "Th.e s~ee is,
planted by drill -, between., Augpst. 15
and September 20, and th&d pl~lnts re
~main in the seed. bed-60 tO 70 .days'
before transplanting tothe~fleld. C~eat
Scare is, exercised In transplanting; TheC
ground Is plowed, thoroughly disked
and ,harrowed, tiue roots .and tops bf
the plants are cgrefully trinmned, .and
only well-rooted plants are selected.
In caring for the .crop. it is essenthil to "
keep the soil moist, and to avoid, by
frequent shallow cumltivations,' ctack- *
lug or baking. Harvesting begins
around April 1 In Webb county and
continues to about May' 15, ,T'he har
west season In the-,Upper countfies-Is
five to ten days later. Practically the
entire crop Is grown under Irrlgation
from the Rio Grande rIver in Webb
county; from arteaiaxi wells and the
Neneees river in the upper counties.
crop ohf the eandy lands. On the sandy
TO PREVENT DISEASE
Norduke Is Highly Recistant to
Four Other Varieties, Marvel, Norton,
Columbia and Ariirgtor, Are Also
Loss Is Avoided.
(I'repared by the Uinited States Department
In the course of work tn the eie,
tion of tulnatovs that will resist the
wilt iisea",e, w1hi.h caiust' a lalrge ali
nual loss in the lonlatic-licning states,
hlie United Staites Depart mien of Agri
t'il t iire has d(eeloped a variety called
Nutrduke, sinililr to Stone, lbut highly
l'resistant to wilt. Four oiter wilt
resistant varieties have already been
lproduced, known its the Marv'el, which
is a medium earlly tomalilto 5ihlected
flfrom Merveille des llarihes, hearing a
heavy crop of siiioith red fruit; Ilie
Norton, selectedl from Stone, producing
i a heavy yield of hlarge, smo oth, solid
red fruiit, which ripens slowly, and
therefore ships well; and C.holiimia
and Arlington, medium late varieties,
selected fromi Cireater Balitmore.
The Marvel is an excellent variety
for forcing, for nmediuim early trucking,
and for home gardening. The (ohlunm
bia, like the Arlington, which has been
I temporarily withdrawn for puritica
Field of Staked Tomatoes.
tion, because of mixtur'es found In the
seed in 1920, is better for canning than
for the table, because of its somewhat
flat shape, which does not permit slic
ing as successfully as some of the
rounded tomatoes. The Norton and
the. newer Variety, the Nordt~ke, are
late tomatoes, excellent for canning,
for home gardening, and late' truck
lng. The Norduke shows the higihest
resistance to wilt of any tomato, and
also some resistance to the leaf-spot
Wilt-resistance strains of tomatoes
are developed by selecting from a va
riety which -possesses moderate resist
antce, indvivhluais which show higher
Sresistance. This resistance can be coin
'bined with other desirable qualities in
ot'mer varieties by crossing. Seeds fromt
resistant strains have been distributed
through state experiment stations to
canners and others for testing, andi
some of the varieties are now being
carried in the catifiogue lists of seed
Value as Source of Protein for Live
Stock I-las Been Demonstrated
The value of tomato-seed prtess cake
as a somfrlce of protiln, feed for live
'stock has been demonstrated by a
series ot experiments recently con
ducted in the protein investigation
'laboratory of the bureau of chemistry,
United States Department of Agricul-.
ture. It has been previously estimated
l)y the department that over 2*JO0 tons
of tomato seeds are largely wa'lted an
nually as a by-product In the manu
facture of catsup and oth~er products
by the tomato pulping plants in th'
United States. Tomato seeds contain
approximately 22 per cent of a valu.
able oil. The press cake which re
mains after expelling the oil contains
about 87 per cent of protein, wh!cb.
'chemleal and nutritional 'experiments
have .shbwn to be of. high food value.
Young ahlino rats were ted on a (liet
in which tomato-seed press cake fur,
nished the onlv.Wsource of protein, the
.diet having been made adequate in
other t'spects by the addition of the
other ess~ntia1 etary factors. On this
diet the rats were enabled to gOtv at
the normal ratei showing that the pro
teins of the tomato seed contain alt of
the amino acids essential to the growth
of animals. It was also found that the
pres*i cake .contains isufftelent amount.
of tle 'a~ter i~olubie, "or anti-beri.bari
RiAPE GOOD .SUMMER PASTURE
Taikes High Rank for Furnishlng.~uc.
,ul~l1)l leed for Hoigs or Shee~p
*-. ,. -Easily Grown..
-.Among the.'crops:. which can liet
grown for succulent pasture for hogsr
or' sheep during the summer and~ faill
months, rape takes high rank, It
furnishes .abundant food which Is
greatly relished by those animals: it
Is easily grown and .cnn he sowvn most
any time in the sprilng or early sumnier
after there is flo further danger of
.s,ev:ere fro~st. It wIll endlure severs
frost in the fail and can be pastured
late provided stock is kept off when
it is frozen.
YOUNG FOWLS FOR BREEDING
Best Plan to Always Balance Youth
on One Side and Well-Seasoned 1
Stock on Other.
Generally .t~o-year.d~l. hens and
eocks -n~ike the, best : breeders. Or,f
pullets should 0be mated to wvell-see:
seoned cock birds and young cockereis
ihould e wtale to weli-matu~d~be t
vaye bl.lanve you eath C l one !ido.
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DECLARES THAT HOUSE I1
FRUSTRATES BASIC AMER;t,
JAPANJESE NAVY [1 SUPERI
Underlying Principle On Which
Of Navy Must Be Dctermini
Is Its Relative Strecngtn To
England And Japan,
Washington.-The proloal Ot
House Appropriations Comi ittee
a navy in 1923 of 67,0uu, min
6,356 officers was vigorously atta
today in a minority report -,igned
five Republicans and one i~emoc
and in statements issued by Rey
sentatives Britten of Illinois and N
Arthur of Oregon, Republi'an me
bers of the House Naval ('oramitteg
A reduction of the naval forces
the United States to the extent re
mended by the committee v, ould
nore the basic naval policy set do
by the arms conference, the min
report declared, asserting that an
listed personnel of 80,000, with 6,
apprentices would he nctessary
keep the United States abreast d
Great Britian and ahead of Japan.
Representative Britten said that If
the bill "had been framed by Britshi
and Japanese delegates" with the fa.
tention of wrecking the America
navy, "they could not have more delli
erately reduced the United States to
a third rate power," while Represent
ative McArthur said a canvass he had
made gave him hopes of the adoption
of an amendment providing 80,4O
"For the first time in its history('
said the minority report filed by aftf
members of the Appropriations Com.
mittee, "this country has adopted a;
naval policy. It means equality with.
the strongest. If that policy now it
disregarded by adoption of the navy
bill, we will sink to the rank of a
third rate naval power, with litti
voice in any future world councils..
No one doubts that the potential 'su
periorfty of the American navy wal
the controlling factor in the negdt~.:
tions of' the recent conference. Had
our delegates negotiated a treaty? that
placed this country below Great Bri,
tian and Japan In navy strength, they
would have been denounced as tray,
tors--not a single vote of the senate
would have been record~ed in its fa<.
vor--yet this bill proposed to place
this country in that very position."
'The report was signed by Repre,.'
sentatives Tinkham of Massachusetts,
,Vare of Pennsylvania, W~ason of New .
Hampshire, Magee and Husted of
New York, Republicans, and Gallivan
of Massachusetts, Democrat.
,"The underlying principle on which
in future the strength of our navy
must be determined is Its strength
in relation to Great Britian and Ja
pan," the report said. "This is the
policy of the 5.5-3 ratio, that Is, equal
ity with Great Britian and 5.3 of the
strength of Japan."
Plan To Utilize Lignite
St. Paul, Minn'--Development ofi
immense lignite fields in North Da
kota will be launched shortly by Ii
corporation composed of St. Paul.i
Minneapolis and Des Moines men, R:t.~
was announced by Carl Jager, St.,!
Paul chemist, who Is one of tho~ti
heading the project. ,
Landslide I. Noted
Hood River, Ore.-What is believet
to be a landslide of consld&rable pro..,!
portions is visible on Mount Adams tu'
Washington, across the Columbia riv'i
er from here.
SMountainside Sliding -'
Los Angeles.--A landslide about 1II
acres across in area Is moving d~wl
a mountainside near the head of TO'
pango Canyon, about 0 miles from
.,No Duty On Petroleum '
Washin~gton, D. C.--The Senate 1I'S
nance Committee has voted aganin<./i
including a duty on petroleum lr'i~
portatlonh In the fourthcoming tMt.
1ff bill, it has been learne&, ii
Greek Princess III
Athens.--Princes Elizabeth, wife o.1
Crown Prince George, is seriouslY 0ll
of typhoid fever. '
T ~Advise Orangemen -
* Clas.Mj Gen. Arthur S1~
Flood has been appointed military a4s
visor to the Ulster government,'#I'
has been announced. The general lis
a distinguished military record. 0*:.
served" in the .Boer war and the 3/:.I
ropean war, notably in the Gallipl~l!
D'Annunzio At Parley -'
Genoa.--Gabrielle d'Annunzio ii- i,,
participate In the coming intO~i
tional economic cofrneast
representative of Italy's seamen'": :
Americans Are Attacked >!.
Cairo, Egypt.-- (l~h'hs ro(,Cived h0?
are to the effect that Rus.sell Reed CC
New York, his wif"e and O'ild 354"
several other Ame 'iann~ woere f i
on by a party rof handlt: whi le
toring from Jerusalem t' .Teric
None of the party was inn rd.
SMuch Cane t'est:'ove'1 $
Havana.--Su.gar cane a iuregatilnt
!1,590.000,000 tons trad let ' lestroyCC
by fire in the cane hi(,d- ut* to MBaCb
., Acc~ept AIl~es ' Terms . ..'',,
Paris --The Ar.go'; ~overnrent's dy
'ficial acceptance of thc' r,,cent artl~
foreign ministers. crult~ndtcn,.
Sthe evacuation of Snnyrna 1)y,
Qreeks, :has been received at .
l~rench Foreign Otfice. -;