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THE GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE
MONTANA'S BEST NEWS GATHERER "
GREAT FALLS, MONTANA. FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 14, 1922.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Canton b Cut Off
by Typhoon; No Loss
of life b Reported
Canton, via steamer to Hong Kong.
July 14.—(By the Associated Press.)—
A typhoon has cut off Canton from tel
egraphic communication with the out
aide world, demoralized river traffic
and done other damage. The lines of
the railway between Canton and Hong
Kong are blocked because of damage to
Advices from Hong Kong filed at
the same hour qp the above make no
mention of loss of life due to the ty
phoon, which apparently strack Can
8 T013 FUMBLE
Understood Vote to Be Taken
Without More Debate on
Washington, July 13».—After a
stormy session the senate agricultural
committee decided Thursday night to
postpone action on the Ford and other
offers for development of the govern
ment's properties at Muscle Shoals,
Ala., nntil next Saturday.
At that time the committee agreed
to vote without further debate on the
question of reporting one of the pro
posals to the senate for final consider
It is understood that of the offers
before the committee either that pro
posed by Henry Ford, or by Senator
Norris. of Nebraska, committee chair
man. would be reported out. The com
mitee's consideration Thursday night
centered principally on those two
offers, a wide division being apparent
within the committee.
Thirteen of the 16 committee mem
bers attended the session. Unofficial
reports, made following the committee
meeting represented the committee as
being five against favorable report of
the Ford offer and eight in favor.
Representatives of Henry Ford, the
Alabama Power company, and of Fred
erick E. Engstrum were called before
the committee's executive meeting and
remained closeted with the committee
men for about an hour.
J. W. Wort.hington presented a tele
gram from W. B. Mayo, chief engineer
of the Ford Motor company, who re
gretted that illness prevented his be
'*Mr. Ford's position with refer
ence to making modifications,'' the
message continued, "is clearly outlined
in his letter to Julius Kahn. It has
now been over a year since our offer
was submitted to the secretary of war.
We have waited patiently for definite
congressional action. We earnestly re
quest that the Muscle Shoals project
be disposed of at this session of con
Forbes Views Sites
Around Spokane for
Spokane. .Inly 13.—Prospective sites
in this vicinity for government hos
pitals for ex-service men were in
spected Thursday by Colonel Charles
R. Forbes, head of the United States
Veterans' bureau, who arrived here
from Tacoma, on a tour of the Paci
Colonel Forbes visited the F. Lewis
Clark estate on Hayden Lake, Ida..
30 miles east of here, and said that
he would visit Fort George Wright,
near here. Friday. H p said that
while he has not been informed of any
intention on the part of the war de
partment to abandon Fort Wright as
a military post, he wishes to be in
formed concerning its adaptability for
use as a hospital in case it should be
given over for military uses.
J. R. Milliken. assistant director of
the Veterans' bureau: L C. .Tesseph,
manager of the thirteenth district of
the Veterans' bureau, and other mem
bers of Colonel Forbes' party, inspect
ed the local branch of the Veterans'
bureau and the county tuberculosis
Fair Wage and Good
Work Explained as
in Hard Times
Portland. Ore.. July IS.—The part
employers and workers must play to
bring prosperity was described in an
address here Thursday by Ernest T.
Trigg of Philadelphia, president, of the
National Paint Oil and Varnish associ
ation. before the Pacific Coast regional
convention of the organization.
"It is the employers' responsibility
to see to it that in times of depression
when there are fewer jobs than there
ere men that the wage of the working
man is not cut down below the living
point." he said. "On the other hand
the employe should realize that there
is a point over which the wage rate
cannot go if our industries are to con
tinue and thrive."
"Runaway markets, either in the
cost of materials or services can only
the long run have a reactionary
effect which will be more disastrous toi
the people as a whole than any tem
porary benefit there may be in it."
Work at Washington
Washington, July 13.—Premier W.
T. McKenzie King and Minister Gra
ham. of national defense of Canada,
who were here Wednesday for a con
ference with Secretary Hughes on re
vision of the Rush-Bagot agreement
for restriction of armament on the
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence and
on other subjects of interest to the
two countries, participated Thursdav
in many conferences. Tbey met sen
ators, members of the house and other
officials and discussed subjects re
garding conditions in Canada and with
relations with the I'nited States.
They plai to leave for Ottawa Fri
STANDARD OIL MONOPOLY IN STATE, CHARGE
Government May Step in With
to Protect Road If State
IFF mi 101 Ml
MIEBS MES IEED
Harding Tells Receiver That If Governor Does;
Not Take Action Federal Men Will Be Sent in
Mm M CT T r» i
Necessary; Mayor of Texas Town Declares;
Soldiers Would Add to Present Difficulties.
DEVELOPMENTS OF THE DAY.
B. M. Jewefl, directing the shop
men's strike, said his men would not
b " T "„TV*
would not be called off until "justice
has been secured."
The war department ordered suffi
cient troops prepared to protect the
Missouri, Kansas & Texas lines, which
are in the hands of receivers ap
pointed to the United States court
Postmaster General Work notified
President Harding that 50.000 motor
vehicles can be used to transport the
mails if train service fails.
T empor a ry restraining orders were
(„„.j »u u.i ■ - r u r>_ "
lssuea to tue St. Louis & San Fran
railway K.« s„„,h. Art..
to the Chicago & Kastern Illinois and |
the Toledo, St. Ixmis & Western rail- ;
road at East St. Louis |
Four ompnn.es of the Missouri !
national guard were sent to Poplar
Bluff. Mo. to protect property and I
employes of the Missouri Pacific rail- 1
PRESIDENT ORDERS TROOPS.
Washington. July 13.—(By The As
sociated Press. I — President Harding
Backs Rail Strike
to Limit, Gompers
Washington, July 13.— Presidents
of International unions and of the
various American Federation of
Labor departments met here Thurs
day with President Samuel Gom
pers, to discuss the railroad strike,
and. according to a later announce*
ment, "to determine in what man
ner the most effective assistance
could be rendered."
"It was made clear to the con
ference by President Gompers," the
statement said, "that the full
strength of the American Federa
tion of Labor was behind the strike
and that every possible effort will
be made to bring about its success."
Prosecution Refuses to Call
i\te nu . .
Urf Charges Against Him;
Leaves the Stand. i
I-roo Angeles. July 13 —Arthur C.
Burch. co-defendant with Mrs. Mada
lynne Ohenchaln, on trial for the mur- i
der of J. Helton Kennedy, was called j
as witness by the prosecution Thursday :
but on objection of counsel did not
counsel objected to his ;
testifying unless the indictment against
him was dismissed. When the prose
cution stated it wouid not dismiss the
„ . .
liurcn. who ib charged with hnving
shot. Kennedy at the instigation of
Mrs. Obenchain, faced her from the
witness chair as she s at at the coun
sel table but no sjjçn of recognition
pasesd between them He renlied to !
question asking his name. after !
chain while he was in Foison prison. I
In one of them he said he was I
spending his leisure time writing a
romance in which there was to be "a :
girl, a cottage and a machine." The !
girl I have already picked," he wrote,
and followed it with a description of !
Mrs. Obenchain. The automobile he j
described as being of the same make I
as that owned by J. 1). Kennedy, father I
of the slain man. The letter ended: j
"My mind is constantly with you
and my thoughts are always of you. I
also dreams. And besides I am utterly i
lonesome and blue."
Th.e principal witness Thursday was !
Paul Roman, convict who previously !
testified that in several conversations '
at the county jail and in letters writ-1M.
ten to him while he was in Foison j
prison, Mrs. Obenchain sought to have I
him give false testimony for her.
The defense introduced two more
letters which Roman identified as hav
ing been written by him to Mrs. Oben
«took the first step Thursday toward
| backing up with the military arms of
iî he gemment his proclamation warn
j interstate commerce and the mails.
j Instructions were sent at his direc
i Major General^ John L.
Hines, commanding the Kighth army
> cor P s areii at San Antonio, Texas, to
P r<, P are 8 sufficient force of troops
fo S 1VP adequate protection to the
; L been attacked by
Deniaon Tex^' Part ' Cularly at
The war department advised C. E.
! Schaff of St. Louis, the receiver ap
„„.-„»„j u _ r- j ol * . *
call on the governor of Texas
| atr „ jn
; nro t^cHÖn fnr thA*rârirnnri*nr*«ri1>r"
| ties, he having reported that previous
! appeals to the state executive had
been been unheeded The receiver
I further was TromS tilt should his
1 appeal bring no protection from the
! state authorities, "the federal govern
ment is ready to afford protection and
ment is ready to afford p-otection and
will take action, if necessary, as soon
as you have a renlv from thp env
as you have a reply from the gov
No Reply Received
Secretary Weeks, who carried out
the president's instructions after a
conference at the White House, at
which he and Mr. Harding went over
an appeal from the receiver for fed
eral protection, had Thursdav night
received no reply from Mr. ' Schaff.
and. because of the necessitv of coin- !
municating with Governor ' N'eff of!
Texas, it was regarded probable th^t |
the ™ haff unable to advise j
the government before some time late 1
Officials, in announcing the gorern
ment's action, emphasized it was taken
because fhe Missouri. Kansas & Texas
was in the hands of a receiver armoint-i
ed by fhe federal court and conse- I
quently was under the supervision of
the federal government. \o official
statement was available to indicate that
the action was to be taken as a pres
ident determining the policy to be fol
lowed by the government in other ca«es
where violence and lawlessness aris
ing from the strike interfere with the I
two essentials as enumerated bv Presi
dent Harding in his proclamation
movement of the mails and maintenance
of interstate commerce. It is under
stoocl, however, that the president pos
sibiT will pass upon other emergencies
that may arise calling for the use of
troops where the question of fe-ieral
receivership is not involved.
MAYOR WANTS NO TROOPS
Denison. Tex., July The pres
ence of federal troops in Denison wouid
only aggravate the situation" growing
out of the strike of railroad shopmen.
Mayor weaver said Thursdav after
reading an Associated Press dispatch
»hat Secretary of War Weeks had or
jdered troops at San Antonio held in
i [ Ä ^ k . cuard duty on
■ Mayor Weaver previously had asked
(Governor Neff not to send state
; troops to Denison, declaring they were
! not needed
i r>*f;„;„io „<• i i > u
j ^ ay n ight ex tressed fe""' 0 "? ThurS "
: trouble if such action is taken.
Dallas. Tex.. July 13—State troons
will not be ordered out to nrotecr nron
ertv of the Missouri. Kansas & Texas i
railroad in Texas, "at this time". Gov
ernor Pat M. Neff said here Thürs
; tho rai|road strik<1 situtajon at
JEWELL DEMANDS JUSTICE
Chicago, July 13.—'The railway phop
NEFF NOT TO SEND TROOPS
! j • u. e. ,• . -
night il) a statement replying To the
rail executives' ultimatum of Wednes-I
The rail executives suggested that I
the strike be called off and the men re-'
turn to work after which differences ^
might be taken up before the I'nited !
States railroad labor board.
Mr. Jewell, in Thursday night's '
statement, intimated that the reason ;
the executives refused to meet shop'
crafts officers in an effort to mediate '
the strike, as had been suggested, wasi
that the railways hope to destroy thej
If such is the case, the statement
said, the railroads are "due to receive
a auddeu awakening; the American
! nlon * strike will not be called off. and
! 'he men will not be ordered back to
' work until justice has been secured",
writ-1M. Jewell, head of the railway em
j ployes department of the American
I federation of Labor, said Thursday
(Continued on I' »ce Iwo>
Governor of Province
Offers Land Donation;
and Other Assistance.
L . 7 7 ' ,
Magnate 1 hin ks Scheme
Would Tend to Put End
to Governmental Spats
Washington, July 13.—The Fordj
Motor company plans the establish
ment of a large plant for the as
sembling of its cars in Mexico, ac
; <i av f rom Mexico Ct r. Company rep
; resentatives, it was said, conferred re
cently with the authorities of the state
of Coahuila and business interests of
Saltillo with a view to the possible
selection of Saltillo as the location for
the plant. The governor of Coahuila,
it is said, has offered the company
all possible facilities. including the
donation of land, tax free, and other
"PACIFY WITH FACTORIES"
Detroit, July 13.—Henry Ford's!
plans to establish a large assembling
' P^nt ' n Mexico is but a step in
schetne to "pacify Mexico with fac
tories," revealed several 5 e ars ago.
! lu t r,n * f . h * last ^"° d of f 8train< \ d "
! iatIons between that country and the
! »"«t ™ hi * h
1 f uthor i f 7 ilf . Mr " * urdsc>:f " 1 m Dear
I born, Thursday.
Advices from Mexico City to Wa
. a .ivices rrom.uexicoi.iy to ,vasn
! "ngton saying Mr. Ford was desirous
of erecting a plsnt in Mexico were
oî erecting a plant in Mexico were
confirmed at the tord offices. It also
was recalled^ by persons close to the
! tories and give iur inruyir «1 mm
country sometiiing to do. Then there
| will be^ no more war there."
motor manufacturer that wheu in-j
vasion of Mexico on a large scale was
"Let me invade Mexico with fac
the people of that
It was learned that the assembly
P ! ®nt proposed may be but the first of
several to be established throughout;
!® out hern republb.
L 1 wa , s de<1 " red thaf . ' f negotiations
î°n a jy nnt carried out success
]' V ' first enterprise would be.
u ^ er .. wa ^ J,IS as 800n as ls P os
Hold Hardin? PrODOSal Wntlld,had
Set Aside Rule of Supply
Washington, July 13.—President
Harding's proposal for arbitration Tri
. . . ,
the coal mining industry in effect acts
to net aside the >aw ot supply and
demand which must eventually repu
late all industrial disputes. the
American Mining congress declared in
a statement sent to the White House
Thursday, and made public through
James F. t'allbreath, secretary of the
' wage leTols wou,d dissatisfac
I tion nn '°ng the non-union mines, un .
doubt<>dly 1,ia(lill S to strikes and thus
! cutting off the only reliable source of
Stating that (lie mining companies
did not attempt to speak for the coal
industry but that it did represent the
great western miniug industry. Mr.
Callbreath said, the congress consid
ered that "the nation's welfare de
mands competitive wage scales as the
result of actual bargaining rather than
a settlement induced by a suffering
P"' 1 '''' helpless under the intimidation
0 ^ and en, ' re '- v ^ or 'he benefit of men
limited linder the banner of the United
would be criminal."
,nw) t continued, "if the
°P Prafors and miners who have en
abled our industries to continue,
R b°uld now be sacrificed by a govern
m entai! order.
"A governmental guarantee of pro
,ection to PTer y individual in his right
to work wi " settle the coal strike
lne n Br e for all time. We appeal for
the enforcement of the law under the
Reopening of mines now on strike
except upon a competitive basis with
non-union mines in operation, would
he ruinous. the statement said.
"Moreover, such operation at high
filed. The proposal to open coal mines
at the war scale of wages may seem
temporary. but in effect it would lie 1
constitution and for protection of in
dependent workers. By no other plan
can a permanent settlement be
1865 Miss Carried
Little, Wore Much;
Other Way in 1922
Chicago, July 13.—The Civil War
Miss wore a dozen petticoats but
when she went traveling all she took
was a single carpet bag or a trunk,
while Miss 1922, who wears three
pieces of clothing and a pair of
shoes, needs 20 trunks and half a
dortn boxes besides.
This was the complaint of P. M.
Davis of Cincinnati, in a speech
Thursday, before the American
Transfermen's association. Mr.
Oavis, with 61 years of transfer
experience to his credit, ranging
from the old fashioned coach and
omnibus to the automobile, claimed
expert knowledge of the passing
whims of travelers.
Head of Chairmen Has
Cincinnati, O., July 13.— T. C. Car
, . .
roll president of Jï«er«l Chair
" of Wav BÄttertood ^ announced Thürs
ot rotnernooa, announced ! nurs
£» ^tonfcavmg forJ-uwrUl. that
carried in his portfolio requests
from a majority of the genera l cha ir**
m _ en £?_ B ™l h ^°_ od r 5. f ._¥_ aiD î^:
nnre of w and Sh Laborers that
hr rulI a meetinff of the General Chair
«»Kofistion «f uhif»h nlnna
men ' 8 association, at which plans could
| )e perfected to call off the job 44)0,000
maintenance of way workers.
, .. .. . ... .. .
j' 01I ' svl U p ^ Nashville in an attempt
Carroll, as president of the
General Chairmen's association, has
? aid : h . e „ wil ] »ij; 1 » officials of the
jMiievi n A- \ u c h V ! 11 o in on uffanmt
StTons"^ Vhe mafn7enauce'of ' way
wor |, ers
-j r egret that Mr. Orable and his
immediate associates called off the
i s , r5ke » Mr Carroll said, "but 1 do;
not wan ^ to appear as criticizing him;
or them. I feel, on the other hand.
"jthat the general chairmen should not
I take the law of the organization into
j their hands and cal lastrike. whether
j GRABLE HAS NO GRIEVANCE
j Chicago, July 13.— F. F. Grable.
.president of the I'nited Hrotherhood of
'Maintenance of Way Employes and
.Railroad Shop I/iiborers. arrived in
'Chicago from Kansas City Thursday
night, and held a midnight conference
with IV M. Jewell, head of the striking
; Air. Grable said thar he had been in
; conference with the chairmen of his
organization at Kansas City, that he
merely stopped in Chicago on his
way back to his headquarters at He
troit that he had no crievance at the
! present time to Take up wkh the Unit*
I ed States railroHd labor board and
thit his call on Mr Jewell was purelv
j In commenting upon a statement
imade by T. C. Carroll, president of
(; on p ra j Chairmen's nssociation of the
tra<-k workers, that a majority of the
general chairman of the brotherhood
|favored a walkout of the 4(^0.000 main
itenance men. Mr. Grable said that he
was having a hard time keeping his
men at work.
Mr. Grable added, however, thar the
(general chairmen had no power to
iimw m July 1
nvrrfed - however, at
[actually call a strike; all they could
'*1° would be to recommend such action,
The maintenance men voted to strike
against a reduction of wages ordered
by th elabor board, which became ef
•T conference be
a conference dp
tween members of the board and Mr.
(,rnble n,ld h,s executive committee.
. . ,
Rickarn and Antl
Stage Verbal Tilt
Jersey City, N. .T., July 13.-—Follow
ing a verbal battle which threatened
nt one time to develop into n physical
clash between Tc* Rickard, fight pro
moter, and Herbert Clark Gilson. coun
sel for the Anti-prizefight Church as
sociation. Rickard Thursday was grant
ed n license and permit to stage the
Benny Iveonnrd-Lew Tendier light
weight championship contest in this
city on the night of July 27.
State Lets $42,000
Helena, July 13.— (By The Associ
ated Press.)—Contract for eonatruc
tion of approximately six and a half
miles of traveled road immediately
west of Shelby, was let to Toole county,
the lowest bidder, by the state high
way commission, for $42,008, Thurs
day after noon.
Only Radical Change on
Part of Soviets Willi
Rnmor« Art* Afloat That
property can prevent the official dis- i
solution of The Hague conference. !
Foiiowing upon the action of the non- !
Russian sub-commission on private
SÄSairÄ t ad '.°?r*4' to i
continuing the meeting with the Russ
ians, the members of the credits com- ,
mission agreed Thursday afternoon to ;
inform the Russiau# Friday that a«;
the property negotiations bad failed
Thus another step toward a definite :
rupture has been taken, a joint meet
ing OB crédita has been fixed for Fn-j
h. H.™ ... .hick
Thursday that the Russians have
ceived instructions fromMoseow ad
mittinR of the resumption of the dis- ,
Today May Bring a
■ The Hague, July 13.—(By The As
| sociated Press.)—Only a radical re
treat. by the soviet delegates from the
stand they have taken on confiscated
puecint u \jr cvrassm iu
comment on this or similar reports,
„7^". one ^at at Fridays meeting
M^ KuLan® would submit a con
_^„ À * f
r ;i: atorv statement which might serve.
ag a baRiH for r0 newed conversations.
present plan of the European
experts is to call a meeting of'the full J
non-Russian commission Monday and
iuai ...... .....
Hatyn to arrange for passports for the
departure of'the Russian delegates.
are now being prepared. ..
One of the Russian delegates said , "
h M Livinoff had asked President j
« . .
i departure of'the Russian delegates.
of . . j mv t l
LnderstOOd lnat British Will
Be Next Nation to Meet
With U. S. Board.
' day at the treasury by__Secretary Mel
Washington. July 13.—Preliminary
negotiations for the funding of the
French war debt of $3,500.0tX>,000 to
the United States were begun Thürs
i Ion. chairman of the World* War "debt
j funding commission, and Je- V.
; Pnrmentier. director of finance of
' French treasury. This was the first
! direct contact between this country and!
| the allies on the subject of the war;
theUlebts. which aggregate $11.000.000.000.
The meeting of the French repre
I sentative with Mr. Mellon was con-j
| fined to a general discussion of the
j financial condition of France. M. Par
j mentier was informed thaf the com-|
, missiou desired statements as to the
j French budget for the present, past!
j and future years, the volume of ex
, p 0rt8 and imports, and the trend of
her foreign and general trade. W hen
the French statements are available
M. Parmentier is to meet with the full
Great Britain is expected to be the
wnsi««V .t- a "1 £' D < [ ef " nd,n R
1 *° '«f 1 . 008 - Although official advices
: nr# > lacking, information has been re
i ceived, it was said Thursday at the
treasury, indicating that Ambassador
°m d u S ' who wi " return here soon.
i • , a, "eompanied by British fin
lancial experts authorized to treat with
the debt commission. 1
j Must Turn Horse
Out to Grass and
Malden, Mass., July 13.—A sentence
to spend two nights in his horse's stall,
meanwhile turning the animal out to
pasture was imposed upon Raymond
W. Putnam of Wakefield, in the dis
| trict, court here Thursday. Putnam was
charged with having failed to provide
proper food and shelter for his horse.
Judge Riley snid that if the horse
•howed improvement at the end of two
weeks he would not set any further
TRAIN KILLS FIVE.
Hartford City, Ind., July 13.— Five
persons were instantly killed and three
were seriously injured Thursday after
noon when a Pennsylvania railroad
train hit an automobile at a crossing
ILL nuns OF COUNIRT
OF FEHL M F III
Petroleum Producer and Gasoline Consumer
Alike at Mercy of Position Perfected in 1920
and 1921 by Acquisitions of Indiana Company,
Reads Assertions to Congress; Seek Regulation
Washington, July 13.—Asserting that a 44 monopolistic sit
uation, with respect to gasoline prevailed over the entire coun
try ' due to the fact that an interlocking stock ownership in the
several standard oil companies" have perpetuated the very
monopolistic control which the courts sought to terminate, the
federal trade commission recommended in a report to congress
Thursday the enactment of legislation prohibiting "common
stock ownership in corporations which have been members of
the combination dissolved under the Sherman law."
Dealing specifically in the report with conditions in the gaso
trade in Montana and adjacent states, where the commission
dtjClared the crude petroleum producer and the gasoline consum
er were "both at the mercy of the Standard through a monopolis
tic position perfected in 1920 and 1921" bv acquirements of the
Standard Oil company of Indiana, the commission reported the
conclusion that conditions in other sections of the country are
not radically different."
, iT , ,, . , ,, ,
loday the entire country, the report asserted, is divided
into 11 Standard gasoilne marketing territories in which a
Standard marketing company is the dominating factor and in
which there is no real competition between the various Stand*
ard units. This monopolistic situation is possible under the
tenns of fhe g tandard on diMolu _*.
poses, supposed to be stranger, to
€flch oth(>r b(jt ^ a8 * jg
, pr|| j ]r known on in
__ i . . , »•.#*
tions whfch^has perpetm^d ^be've"
v ■ BaR ' ,e , r P ver
^,°T p ° llst .' r 7 nt , ro1 which the C0urt8
f ^ ^ terminate.
, f. ^^raission is of the opinion
a * situation cannot be effectual
J /. "*™f died «'"ting law and that
. ^ relief can be secured only
Exoeed Midwest Rates
.. - ,
, " pen tn^nibers
j ««»der the Sherman law."
r— ... . . _
Giving the results of an inquiry)
j made on the complaint of the Mon
I tana state railway commission regard
i ing gasoline prices, the commission re-!
ported that although the prices of high
grade rrude petroleum were lower in
I Montana and Wyoming than in any
! other crude producing states, the re
i finery prices of gasoline and kerosene
were "much higher than at mid-1
j continent refineries."
More than 00 per cent of the gaso
: line and kerosene refined in the entire
i Rocky mountain territorv. the report
says, is produced by the Mid - West
Refining company, which was said to
be owned by fhe Standard Oil com-j
pany of Indiana.
• tv . v.;_K _ , ,• •. w
in Montana and adjacent Rocky raoun
Äf" 1 .! 8 ;" :. h : ^ e i°.u.. S !L d :
dently due to the fact that the oil trade
in this region is practically monopoliz
ed by Standard Oil companies. This
monopolistic position was perfected in
1920 and 1921, when the Standard Oil
' '" d u n f- ? eeured contr °l of
a ^ Î? SD interest in the Sin( jair.
nil th £ * SinClair
Say Dominates Every Branch
"SinClair interests have recently ob
tained important leases in the Teapot
dome of the Salt Creek field in
Wyoming. Standard companies now
dominate every branch of the petro
leum business of the entire Re
-'While the marein between whole
^alp and retail gasoline prices at
numProlI8 points in Montana " tie re
port said- were found fo r>nge from
fire to 10 cents a gallon, these un
usually large margins. it was said,
were "in all cases obtained bv onlv the
Btna n Pr retailers." While the'wholesale
and retail prices of the large market
inp companies were found to be "un
u« u allv identified" qf nnint« tni-ine th*
sam e freight rates and "price changes
„ere made bv them at practically the
s am0 time." the report said, "no* evi
dence was found which indicated a con
spiracy among these large companies
of Rainbow Division
Minneapolis, July 13.—Reorganiza
jtion of the Rainbow division, which
fought in the A. E. F. during the world
war. will be one of the matters to be
considered hy the delegates to the di
vision's annual reunion to be held Tues
preliminary conference here
Thursday of regimental ewmaa«»fiers of
the division, Brigadier rtenerat Henry!
J. Reilley criticized three members of
the house war department committee.
He charged that they were crippling
the national defense of the United I
Brigadier General Reilley'a attack
was made on Representatives Daniel
R. Anthony. Jr., republican. Kansas;
Thorn — O. Sia&on. democrat, Mississip
çi. «HÜ wMmiii H. Stafford, republican.
I^io are m majority of the
Fl UM. B
Head of Sheriffs Condemns
Washington Law as
u t .
; Alene. Ida., July IS.—•
' Characterizing the pool tax law of th»
state of Washington as being respon
j sible for hundreds of acquittal* ia
8 ln fhat s,ate > S.
' ^* a - T "cattle, president of the North«
west Sheriffs' and Police association,
made a bitter attack upon the poll
t tax law in the keynote speech of the
1 J°' n * convention of the Northwest as
and the Idaho State Sheriffs'
* as f™ù at ' on ,, her, \ Thursday.
! , lhe P o1 ' tax law in Washington haa
j ' orc<> " upon the
upon the public and judical
system of the state a horde of irre
sponsible and incompetent jurors,**
I sa 'd May, "any man or woman who
! P avs th * PO" ta* is eligible for jury
duty. Young men of immature year«
«^ transients who have no int'erest
in U>« enforcement of the law are thua
called for jury service. For this rea
son. if for no other, the poll tax law
should be repealed or amended."
Mr. May also touched upon the
! parole system and the giving of sus
8 » id ^ Pf
sence of a suspended or paroled
criminal in a community had a bad
effect upon the youth of the com
! niunity and was a cause of juvenile de
linquincy. He also advocated
Bion system for peace officers.
He stated that 40 officers have en
rolled for the study of criminology
which will be opened August 1 in
Seattle under the auspices of the as
sociation. According to Mr. May the
institute will also offer extension
courses to officers unable to take the
Kentucky Guards Out
to Protect Coal Mine
Frankfort. Ky., July 13.— Thirty
five Kentucky National guardsmen
Thursday were ordered by Governor
Edwin P. Morrow to proceed to
Packard, Ky.. for guard duty at tht
mine of the Mashan Jellico Coal com
pany. The governor's action was taken
at the request of Whitley county of
ficials. Several weeks ago the tipple
at this mine, which employes about
six non-union miners, was burned.
Deputy sheriffs have been on guard
In some instances, it was said, non
union men have been run away from
the mine camp, in which 250 union
men also live and officials feared a
grave situation would develop without
The force ordered out will consist
of two machine gun squads and about
2»% men from Company L. 149th in«
fantry, at Stanford.
Boys Cut Six Days
Off Bicycle Record
Iios Angeles. July 13. — Clären«»
Wagner. 22, amateur bicycle racer,
completed the last lap of e trans-con«
tinental ride here Thursday. His timo
from New York was 28 days, four
hours and 15 minutes, which slices
more than si% days from the previous
pedaiiag record of 83 d*j&, <