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AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-NINTH YEAH 12 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 7, 1919 12 PAGES VOL. XXIX., NO. 2 tin THE 1 P ate j gl 0 OB WEIMAR ASSFMRIV nVfalllULi miiinnn-rmf nnw Q nrAnVUAHriljT bn! I y siLnU I PEHET IS II IS FAKING HIS Honorary President Of .j JolAriol Connmlfr T.Anmin! iiuwuuai MgvUllbj JJCCtgUG About 3,000 German Leaders Gather Ample Prepara tions Made Police And ' Military Protection Pro vided Constitution Or League Of Nations First Subject. Making Utmost Effort To Have Allies Believe He Is Broke Military Occupa tion Favored Until Last Payment Made Let Him- Go Slowly. Republican A. P. Leased Wire AVKIMAR. Wednesday, Feb. . 5. Weimar today is filled with the most notable throng that probably ever as sembled in this beautiful little German city. Some 3.000 German political leaders, ranging in repute from such well known men as Chancellor Ebert 1'hillip Scheidemann, Count von Urockdorff Rnntzau, the foreign sec retary, and Mattius Erzberger, to the humblest and hitherto unknown fig- ures, from every corner of the former empire, have been gradually assembl ing here and are ready for the open ing tomorrow of the first German na tional assembly. All Arrangements Made Special trains for the last two days have been pouring passengers into Weimar, until the city is filled to over flowing. Yet so thorough and careful had the arrangements for the as sembly been made that virtually every one who arrived had been given ac commodations by nightfall yesterday. fcich person not only had his living quarters definitely assigned to him in advance, but his eating place as well. Weimar fortunately possesses an un usual number of good, although small, hotels. Virtually all of these were requisitioned by the authorities en trusted with the. task of making the preparations for the assembly. They took similar action in the case -of many private and spare rooms in residences. The Weimar Wohnungs rath or residence bureau, then took up The task and allotted living quarters to specified groups, such as the min isterial party, the members of the as sembly and the correspondents, keep ing each group together as nearly as possible. Protection is Ample Weimar is strongly policed with cavalry and infantry. Mounted troops are constantly on patrol to prevent a. possible spartacan atUck. The government has occupied the beautiful, ancient but recently renov ated theater, where the assembly will he held, and which has already been transformed into the appearance of a legislative chamber. The telegraph service was busy today putting th final touches on the tremendous extra wire facilities, for the accommodation oC both the newspapermen and the 1 legates to the assembly. Although the constitution for the new republic undoubtedly will be one of the first subjects brought up, there are some who would like to push to tjie fore the discussion of a league of nations, and there were predictions in :mp. quarters today that this subject might have first consideration. anion IRK FOR IDLE BISBEE, Ariz., Feb. 6. Follow ing a meeting tonight of the community labor board for Co chise county, at which estimates showing a surplus of approxima tely 1200 laborers in the county, were presented, a telegram ad dressed to Governor Thomas E. Campbell was prepared, asking that he use his influence with the state legislature now in session, to have an emergency bill passed, in cluding road and reclamation work projected for some time. The tele- , gram will be circulated Friday and signatures of organizations and prominent citizens secured, in order to add force to it. - NEWS EPITOME FOREIGN Peret says the Huns are pretending bankruptcy to avoid heavy indem nities. , Mysterious presence of gas in rail road tunnel is fatal to passengers. London railway strike is ended. German assembly is ready to meet at Weimar today. DOMESTIC Seattle strike begins, with the entire! city in a state of paralysis and United States troops on hand to guard against possible trouble. " Bryan suggests U. S. own trunk lines and states own distributing roads. Elihu Root justifies the activities of the (National Security League. 'Biggest revenue bill' in the history of the world is ready for action. Heney investigates political contri butions of the packers. LOCAL PARIS, Feb. 6. (By The Associated Press) Germany is making utmost ef forts to have the allies believe that sho is nearing bankruptcy, declared Raoul Peret, chairman of the budget commit tee of the chamber of deputies, and former minister of justice, in discuss ing today the financial problem facing the peace conference. The first meas ures of the conference, along financial lines, he added, should be to take meas ures to prevent Germany from declar ing herself an insolvent debtor or a bankrupt state "Then." rVret continued, "we should immediately fix the amount of our ac count against Jermany. which she must be made to pay to the full limit of her financial ability, without consid eration for her feelings. It will be time enough then to decide about the meth od of payment. She may pay either in capital or in yearly installments. "I do not believe that Germany at the present time is in the position to pay a large amount in cash. NYe must not demand from her too heavy pay ment now. so as not to place her in a position where she might argue that we are strangling her and killing the goose that is to lay the golden egg. Use Military Until Paid "Whether the installments we shall demand from Germany be twenty, thir ty or forty billions of francs yearlly, depends entirely on our decision after an investigation, as to what amount Germany will he able to pay. These payments would be guaranteed by cus toms tariffs decided on at the confer ence, reserving for ourselves the right to raise such tariffs, should Germany fail to meet her obligations. "This would act as a means of coer cion, because I do not believe that, we should occupy Germany with a mi l tan force until her debt is paid. It is ray opinion that once, our armies of occu pation return from Germany, all meas ures should be taken to make .occu pation unnecessary. "I believe in the creation of a finan cial society of nations, and that all ex penses incurred by each nation should be put in a common and an interna tional tax, levied imon all, until such debts are paid. Neutrals should be included in this fnancal society of na tons, especially those neutrals who profted by the war. As a matter of fact we are fighting for the neutrals as weil as for ourselves, for had the German pan-Germanist dream been realized, it would not ave been long before Hol land, Sweden. Norway, Denmark, Switzerland and other neutrals would have felt the weight of Germany's iron fist." Just Enough Raw Material Discussing the question whether Germany should be permitted to im port raw material, so as to enable her to resume her manufacturing industry, M. Teret said: "I do not believe that all importa tions of raw material to the Germans should be forbidden, because their in dustry would then be at a standstill and they would be unable to pay. Nei ther do I believe that they should b3 permitted to import without limitation. Leeause, with their lower wages, longer working hours and undepleted supplies of machinery, they would be able to undersell any other country on th market, which would be nirt" as g - a calamity as being unable to pay. However, it will be a long time befor any European country can export any raw material, and the question mainly interests America. ''I should suggest that preferential treatment be given th? allied countries, as France. Belgium and Serbia have suffered the greatest damage. Raw material from America should be sent to these three countries first, the over flow being allowed to revert to Ger many, so as to enable her to keep her machinry working without enabling her to undersell us. Is Momentous Problem 'The financial problem is the most momentous one. before the peace con ference, and I am greatly surprised that it has not been considered before this The first thing usually done when a societv is founded, is to elect a treasurer. Thus, if a -ociety of nations is founded, a treasurer should at once be appointed by the creation of a fi ranWal society of nations. The solution of the problem, to my mind, is the foundation of a financial society of na tions, in which the. expenses of everv belligerent opposed to Germany shall be compiled into one sum. An inven tory of Germany's resources should then be made, and she should be made to pav by every mark she can get together. Then there should be inter national tax, including the neutrals, to make up the balance," -i :' -V52S4 ':' i i .... : v,fcjMka& BiccEQTnnimiiir UIUULUI IILILIIUL BILL IN WORLD READY FOR V01E ELIHU ROOT 70,000 Strikers Now Paralyze City's In-! dustries Street Cars Stopped AH Schools Closed Theaters and Res taurants Do Not Open Newspapers Suspended Elevators Not Running. SEATTLE. Wash.. Feb. 6 United States troops from Six Billion Measure Report-1 Camp Lewis are quartered tonight in Seattle and Tacoma, ed JYLucn Dissatislactionj to stand ready tor any emergency, as army oilicers said Noted Will Probably todav, resulting trom the general strike tins morning ot Pass With Slight Revision Liquor Heavily Taxed For Short Life Remaining PDLITIGftL GIFTS OF MEAT PACKERS ROOT SUPPORTS SECURITY LEAGUE TEST CHART Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. Elihu Root, honorary president of the National Se WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. The six billion dollar war revenue bill, the greatest tax measure in the history of the world, was formally presented to day in the house and will be called up Saturday. It had been six months in the making, had been passed once by the house and had been revised twice to meet the transitions from war to peace, and from a "wet" to a dry" nation. Representative Kitchin, democratic leader, expects the house to approve the measure agreed to by senate and house conferees before adjournment Saturday night, and Senator Simmons, chairman of the senate finance com mittee, will present it in the senate as soon as the bouse has acted. Appro val by both houses is confidently ex pected by leaders of both parties. The completed measure will not be sent to France unless the. president's departure for home is delayed well beyond the date now set for his sail ing. The president is expected to sign the bill soon after his arrival here. eurity league, today told the special I In the meantime the internal revenue committee investigating the league's political activities, that in his judg ment congress had failed to support President Wilson's war program, until the people reacted to its attitude and demanded whole-hearted co-operation. The people he said were "so dead In earnest" about prosecuting the war to the fullest, that congress had to lend its support. Mr. Root' made a general defense of the league in putting forth, during the last congressional campaign, its chart sliowinsr how members of congress had voted on important war measures, and said that he so resehted the imputation that the league had been organized In the interest of munitions makers and others benefitting from the war, that he could not think of strong enough terms in which to make a satisfactory denial. Defends League Action Defending the action of the league in opposing the election of Henry Ford, as senator from Michigan, Mr. Root said that It was ' of, the greatest im portance to the successful prosecution of the war," that Mr. Ford be defeated. The league considered Mr. Ford a pa cifist and an opponent of the war, Mr. Root said. He added that Mr. Ford went to the 'very verge" of disloyalty, i he did not actually "go over." Mr. Root stated the league had care fully avoided taking any part in poli tics and that its sole purpose had been to educate the voters regarding' the records of their congressmen, so that they would elect for the next congress only 100 per cent Americans, who could be depended upon to do everything needed toward winning the war. The congressional "acid test" chart had proved very valuable in the educational campaign he said. ' Opposed Mayor Thompson The nomination of Mayor William Hale Thompson of Chicago, as senator from Illinois, was opposed by the se curity league, Mr. Root said, because the league considered it would be a serious blow to America if he should be elected. He stated the league had opposed Miss Jeanette Rankin, repre sentative from Montana, as a candidate for senator for that state, because she had voted against the declaration of war. Mr. Root admitted that the league might have been unfair in calling mem bers of the house disloyal who had op posed pre-war legislation the league favored, but who had supported the ad ministration's policy after the war was declared. He defended the general purpose of the chart, however, saying that any part of the American people had a perfect right to criticise any ot its public servants. o bureau is proceeding with preparations for collecting 1919 taxes on the basis of the schedule as contained in the measure reported by the conferees. Considerable dissatisfaction with several conference provisions was evi dent at the capital today, after copies of the final draft had been distributed, but leaders generally predicted the ul timate enactment of the conferees' re port. Some debate in thesenate was forecast, but this was not expected long to delay final approval. ' Liquors Pay Heavily About one-third of this year's esti Henry Veeder Admits Many Contributions Claims Swift Deplored Necessity Of Donating Gov. Col quitt Of Texas Benefactor Wishes Practice To Stop Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. Feb. S Political campaign contributions and legislative activities of the five big meat packing concerns were inquired into today, during the cross examination of Henry Veeder. counsel for Swift and com pany, by Francis J. Heney, before tin senate agriculture committee, which Is considering legislation for the regula tion of the meat industry. Mr. Veeder testified his company 43,000 union men, in sympathy with 25,000 shipyard work ers who walked out January 21, to eniorce demands tor increase of pay. Major John L. Ilayden commands the contingent of 800 soldiers in Seattle and Brigadier General Frank B. Watson has under him, in Tacoma, 36 miles from here, two battalions and a machine gun company. Equipment of the soldiers included 200 hand grenades, Major John Mc D. Thompson of theTamp Lewis intelligence depart ment said. Baker Authorizes Troops AliVmritv fnv Vif 1KP nf frnm wtic rvanTfrl In- f-snz-.vs- tary of War Baker on advices from Governor Ernest Lister I fnd9 of Representative Taggan or e A , i- rri j ci i Kansas in 1913, and ?2S0 to Represent or the situation m lacoma and Seattle. at,ve Rodenburg of minois. in 1912. Thirty-five thousand union men in the vicinity of 1 VVTr t. veVderUieV: Seattle emit work todav, labor leaders said, but in Tacoma ! 8ta,temcnt sa"in& that the -50 con- x , ' t i,i . tribution referred to in connection with response was nor so general, ana tne principal unions in volved there were the carmen, timber workers, barbers and retail clerks. Street cars stopped running in Seattle, schools closed. restaurants and theaters closed their doors, newspapers j KmSo ecl"" suspended, ana otiier industries ceased operating, lwelve ? v, became governor of .Texas th 1 i AT.V111 v ij? following year. Bills for "expenses soup Kiiciiens were esuiuusiiea y culinary uiiious, 10 ieea strikers and others who depend oil restaurants for meals. Patrons of the kitchens were lined up and served in mili tary "mess" fashion. Barber shops closed and elevators stopped running. Telegraph Offices Open Only emergency telegraph business from Seattle was handled by the telegraph companies. The telephone sys tem continued in service. Mr. Rodenburg's campaign, had been Paid to a committee "working in ber half of the Rodenburg primary law in, Illinois." and had not been for Mr. Ro denburg's own campaign. The witness also told the commit- for m the bin, which uniformly foi-J Xo disorder has resulted from the strike, Mavor Ole Hanson or Seattle said. The city government is prepared for anv cmersrencv. he added, and ten thousand extra police will be deputized if necessary. No disorder has been reported from Tacoma. -Presence of a provost guard of armed soldiers on the streets of Spokane, it was stated by Major A. M. Jones, commanding officer at Fort George Wright, near there, was due to the strike troubles at Seattle and Tacoma, and was ordered by himself in response to requests by the, Spokane civil authorities. Oakland Faces Trouble lowed the original house plan and the peace time modifications of the senate and provides that the bulk of revenues shall be secured from incomes, cor porate and 'individual, and war excess profits. Large revenues also are "ex pected from intoxicating beverages un til July 1, when prohibition legislation becomes effective. Estimates of the exact revenue re turns in prospect vary. Unofficial es timates published today place the yield at about JS,0S6,000.D00 this year, and $4,150,000,000 in 1920. Estimates prepared by committee and treasury experts, indicating prospective returns this year of about $6,070,000,000, com pared with about $4,370,000,000 from existing tax laws, will be made public tomorrow by Representative Kitchin. The $6,070,000,000 for this year is based on prospective taxes for the fiscal year ending July 1, next, including six months revenues from intoxicating liquors. Returns for the present calendar year are estimated by the experts at about $5,788,000,000. Emphasis was laid tonight by con ferees on the retention, for the benefit of business interests, of virtually all of the so-called relief provisions or "cushions," in the income and war ex cess profits schedules. Regarded among the most important of these is a new conference amendment, allow ing rebates in taxes to business in terests suffering shrinkage in value of their merchandise, as shown by in ventories, together with allowances for losses in construction of war buildings. o ROOSEVELT'S CAPTOR KILLED Trial of Mrs. Glenn for killing hus band set for March 13. More fancy prices are paid at second day of stock sale at state fair grounds. RURLINGTON. Vt., Feb. 6. Chris tian Donhauser, the German aviator who ' shot down Lieutenant Quentin Roosevelt over the German lines on the western front, was killed January 13 last, according to word which came to day from Ben Fraker, who wa sta tioned at a flying field in Germany, and who claims to have witnessed the death of the German. He says that the latter's plane became uncontrollable and plunged, to the ground. TEN MILLION POUNDS COPPER SOLD 18 3-8 TUNNEL 13 5T ERIOUSLY fatal 1 RECEPTION SAX FRANCISCO, Feb. 6. More than 1,500 machin ists, employed in 85 shops, went on a strike here today, as a result of a controversy with their employers involving the Macy basic wage scale, retroactive pay and Saturday half holidays. The walkout does not affect shipyards. Between 2,500 and 3,000 men rated as "helpers" to other crafts struck in the Oakland and Alameda shipvards for the right to be classed as journeymen mechanics and to secure an increase of from $4.64 to $6.40 a day. The Oak land boilermakers Jiave declared a "holiday" tomorrow, to vote on a strike for a flat wage of $1 a nhour. Executives of the Pacific district council of boiler makers, embracing 12 unions along the Pacific coast, an nounced today that eight of the unions had voted to strike on February 10 for a $1 an hour wage. - SOLDIER ill STRIKERS WARN PUBLISHERS LONDON. Feb. 6 The electrical I trades union has addressed a letter to the newspaper publishers' association informing that organization that unless the newspapers controlled by the mem bers of the association are more sym- I Vifit i, Imvavd 4a ctriL-aro iti m,li gill to take schools out of politics iis),e(i articles, the trade unionists em passes house. j ployed in newspaper offices will be Three ef four airplanes that landed , cnnPj upon to act . as censors, and to in Phoenix Sunday depart on aval with articles which give offense to flight to coast. 1 the strikers. PARIS. Feb. 6. Two railway coaches, recently handed over to France bv Germany played a most im portant part in a puzzling accident on the Paris-Metz railroad line last night, in which five persons lost their lives. Sixteen' persons were injured. A train bound for Metz had entered the tunnel at Nanteuil, when the pas sengers occupying the two coaches handed over by Germany, began to experience trouble in breathing caused by strong obnoxious gases. The passengers smashed the win dows. When the air came in contact with the gases, the coaches became a mass of fire. The passengers fled Into the tunnel. A train going in the op posite direction crashed into them and five were killed. Of the sixteen injured, all of whom were treated at the hospital at Chateau Thierry, eight suffered only from the effects of asphyxiating gases. An official statement given out by the railroad company says: "The fire in the coaches was not due to any defects in the lighting or heat ing apparatus, nor to a hot box. The presence of the obnoxious gases is still unexplained. Both coaches were con sumed by the flames." NEW YORK. Feb. 6. Ten million pounds of copper was sold here today by large and small selling agencies, when the former reduced the price from 23 to 18 cents a pound, with small lots selling as low as 18 cents, according to conservative estimates. While the trading, the first of any con sequence since the signing of the armistice, was. not heavy, copper deal ers asserted that it marked the begin ning of business on a peace scale. The abandonment of the 23 cent price, which in December succeeded the rate of 26 cents agreed upon for the war period by the producers and the government, was coincident with an announcement in Butte. Montana, that the big copper companies had re reduced wages a dollar a day, in con formity with the understanding be tween miners and employers, that pav w-ould be based on the selling price of tne commodity. The two reductions were regarded as significant, in view of the statement at a conference of miners and depart ment of labor officials at Washington, in the early part of the week, that the sudden termination of the war had left the country with a stock of one billion pounds, in contrast to an officially estimated accumulation of less than 100,000.000 pounds a year ago. As far as could be learned, the new price applied only to domestic busi ness, the Copper Export association still quoting the commodity at 23 cents for shipment abroad. However, it was thought a committee of the association now in Europe might revise the export price after conference with foreign buyers. SUFFERING T DELAY USE MOTORS FOR EMERGENCY LONDON, Feb. 6 In view of the possibility of the strikes endangering the food supply of Ijondon. the railroad control board, under government in structions, has completed a scheme to useijnotor transport in bringing food front the provinces. Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. General Pershing cabled the war department today denying reports that mail to ana from the American expeditionary forces had become congested at French rail heads. The general said there was no delay or accumulation of mail for the United States troops, and no accumulation of correctly addressed mail arriving in France for the soldiers. General Pershing said there were 1,210 sacks of incorrectly addressed mail at the central army postoffice in France naw being redir-ectcd, while only 126 sacks of dead letters had been shipped to the United States during January- The incorrectly addressed mail at the central office, he said, "could be placed in one American j car." General Pershing quoted from a re port made to him by Coloned Howe, director of the postal express service, which said that "first class malt moves on scheduled passenger trains and reaches present rail heads of army of occupation in six days from time of arrival hi France." Regarding the outgoing mail, Colonel Howe said it required an average of four and one-half days for mail dis patched from divisional rail heads to reach the Bordeaux terminal, and an average of 2.20 days for mail dis patched from mixed post-offices on lines of communications, to reach that terminal. "Bordeaux terminal." . said Colonel Howe, "reports their floors cleared of raail after each shipment to the states. If there is any delay in mail from France, other than these figures show, It Is on the water or elsewhere. ' Mayor Hanson said the troops prob ably would be assigned to co-operate with the police in keeping order and in guarding public utilities. Street cars were-not operated today after ten o'clock, when the conductors and motormen ran their cars to the barns. Presidents of the outlying sec tions of Seattle tonight used many and various forms of vehicles to reach their homes. Horses and buggies ap peared on the streets, and old, decrepit automobiles were brought from retire- j ment. Municipal street cars will be operated on the city lines as soon as Chief of Police J. F. Warren can pro vide one, and possibly two, truckloads of police to go out with every car, it was announced by superintendent Murphine of the municipal line Seattle was lighted by electricity early tonight, the firemen and en gineers at the municipal light plant having refused to obey their union's orders that they strike. Only one Seattle newspaper ap peared on the streets today and re ports said it was printed in Tacoma. The newspapers were tied up by the strike of stereotypers, truck drivers and newsboys. Urges Papar to Publish Seattle police said they were ready for any emergency. A big truck car rying a machine gun, and wiiti sand bags built up around its edges, stands at the police station. Three former army lieutenants have been assigned to the truck. A statement issued by the strike committee of the central labor council, which is directing the strike, said the walkout was a success. All lines of industry in which union workmen are employed were crippled, the statement said. Steamship operators and others were worried over the handling of fresh fish shipments due from Alaska, and fruits and vegetables coming from Califor nia, because of the strike of the long shoremen, who defying their interna tional officers have virtually tied up in connection with a school bond elec tion at National City, Illinois, and the election of a tax assessor named Mon roe, at the same place, were paid, Mr. Veeder said, because of the large prop erty inteersts of the packers in that town. Mr. Veeder saJd It was not the policy of Swift and Company to give finan cial aid to office seekers and that ev erything possible was done to avoid it. When Senator Gronna of North Dakota asked why the packers did not report candidates seeking contributions, Mr. Veeder said the packers would be glad if there was a law prohibiting "office holders from asking us for money." Pro Rata Political Gifts In reply to questions, the witness said it was the practice of the five big packing firms to oppose jointly legisla tion in Washington and state legislat ures, which they considered adverse to their interests. Several states were allotted to each company for supervision, he said, and the expenses paid pro rata, when there was necessity for action. As a rule these costs were assessed, according to the witness, on the basis of the volume of beef business done by each company. Masachusetts, New Jersey, Texas and Pennsylvania, were among states in which Mr. Veeder said the packers had conducted legislative activities. Replying to Senator Gronna, Mr. Veeder said he supposed the contribu tion to Mr. Colquitt's funds In Texas was made "at the request of a citizens' commtttee." A letter which he wrote to a local agent in Fort Worth, Texas, said: "It was agreed to ray Capps and Canter on account of Colquitt's cam paign fund, $2,000 and I am today in receipt of a request from Dunham asking that we make payment of one third of $1,000, now called for on ac count of the fund." "How do you look upon a creature cheap enough to ask contributions from the packers?" asked Senator Gronna "We try to avoid these things and think they should not be done," re sponded Mr. Veeder. "I think the fact we have been solicited only two or three times, indicates how little of this is done." Senator Gronna said he was con vinced by correspondence that had been produced before the committee, that there had been men in congress who should have been in the peniten tiary. Hoover Is Protected He added he had written Louis F. Swift, president of Swift and company, that "unless the packers changed their ways of doing business they might find that some day they were not in the packing business." Mr. Veeder testified that in 1916 he spent $20,000. and the same amount the following year, to oppose anti-oleomargarine legislation in congress. Several firms, he said, contributed t the fund. Efforts were made to ascertain tho opinions of members of congress but not to influence, said the witness, who resented Mr. Heney's "reading the worst meaning possible into letters." referring to packers' opposition to the Borland resolution. While Mr. Veeder was testifying be fore the senate committee, W. A. Glasgow, Jr., coansed for the food ad ministration, flatly denied before the . house interstate commerce commis sion that "Food Administrator Hoover had favored the packers, as charged by Edward C. Lasater of the National Livestock association's executive com mittee, and former head of the food administration's livestock and market division." Mr. Glasgaw also defended tl a year men employed by the food administra tion, who had been accused by Mr. Lasater of carrying out the policies of the big packers. Mr. Glasgow said he never had come in contact wtih a more loyal and conscientious group of men. J. B. Wilson, representing the Wyo ming Woolgrowers' association, read resolutions from Montana, Wyoming and Idaho cattle growers' organiza tions, opposing any legislation designed to regulate the packers. The resolu tions said such legislation would have a harmful effect upon the industry. (Continued on. Page Two) , GETS WEEK'S REPRIEVE SPRINGFIELD, Feb. 6. Governor Lowden late today granted a reprieve of one week to Albert Johnson, sen tenced to be hanged tomorrow, in or der to permit the supreme court to review the case on a writ or error. The writ was granted on the alleged refusal of the trial judge to permit inquiry into Johnson's sanity.