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nn ON A REPXTB1 AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-NINTH YEAR 12 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY MORNING, MARC!H-3irl919 12 PAGES VOL. XXIX.. NO. m MINISTER SMS tHU NDT BANKRUPT Conditions Could Be Worse All Safe So Long as Pos sibility of Work Remains Will Try to Pay Debts New Tax System to Help Finance Commis sion Now on Way to Paris RERUN, Thursday, March 27. (By The Associated Press) Germany is not bankrupt, because she has the possi bility of work, Dr. Schiffer, German minister of finance, told the correspon dent today in discussing the financial situation. "But." he continued, "she -.vill become bankrupt so far it is pos Bible to say at present whenever the possibility of working is taken away. - "The financial outlook simply dis appears into nothingness in case of an unfavorable peace that does not give us an opportunity to recover our equilib rium." Dr. Schiffer repeated the German plaint that delay in making peace in creases the danger of bolshevism, but expressed optimism for the future if Germany is able to obtain food and raw materials. The minister said that special inducements in the form of a lighter taxation or immunity from cer tain taxes would be offered to foreign, especially American capital "In any event," he said, "no Ameri can or other fureignner not a resident of Germany will be subject to property taxes. Similarly, Germans resident abroad will be free from property tax. Americans and other foreignners will be immune from the ten per cent tax whic h it Is planned to impose upon in vestment capital." The finance minister pointed out that American investment was especially favorable under the present rate of exchange. Debts Piled Up High After remarking that the new Ger man taxation system must await the peace treaty, the finance minister said that Germany was faced with the pay ment, first, of its before-the-war debts and credits granted by neutrals; second with internal war debts, loans in sup port of war sufferers and so forth and third, until the indemnity was definite ly established there could be no taxa tion legislation beyond general out lines, j Dr. Schiffer insisted upon the neces sity of paying old obligations owing to the urgent need of credit with which to rehabilitate the country. He declared that every known means of raisnig money would be resorted to. especially through direct and indirect ! taxes. The minister said he wanted to warn the public that taxation would be extended to a degree hitherto unknown in Germany and in a frankly anti-plutocratic way. He said that income property would be taxed heavily both for the purpose o fraising money and for the economic effect on prices, be cause the minister believes that prices will fall as the purchasing power of the mark decreases. Finance Commission To Paris BliELIX, Thursday, March 27. (By The Associated Press) The German financial commission will leave Wei mar for Versailles tomorrow at noon, equipped with the fullest instructions tnd powers. It hopes to arrive at noon Saturday. Versailles is believed to have been chosen for the place of meeting with the allied financial experts, because the members there will escape any un pleasantness they might be subjected to in Paris. Part of the German press, however, considers the choice of Ver sailles as an indication that the dele gates will not be allowed to participate as equal negotiators. Some of the papers maintain on the other hand, that the entente has no such intention. since such a move would upset things from the start. These journals point out mac me economic council repeated ly has met at Versailles. The press in part is convinced hv the loan of the entente invitation that the German financial commission will be given questions of considerable im portance to work upon and that it will be regarded as n rciruhr on.i r,Qr,.. ent financial and political connecting nun neiween tne economic council and me iierman peace delegation. It is anticipated that important r; nancial and economic questions which will start immediately on the arrival of the commission will lead directly to Kenumeiy political negotiations with ! which the peace commission will deal.! TO BACK IRELAND IN PARIS WASHINGTON. March 28 Pass ports were granted by the state de partment today to Frank P. Walsh, for- I mer Joint chairman of the war labor brard; Edward 1 Dunne, former gov ernor ot Illinois, and Michael K. Ryan, former Pennsylvania public service commissioner, who are going to pre sent Ireland' claims at the peace con lerence as spokesmen of the Irish race convention held last month at Phila delphia. -o DEMPSEV STAGES EXHIBITION DETROIT. .March 2S.-Jack Demp sey boxed six exhibition rounds with Terry Kellar, of Dayton here tonight The aspirant to the heavyweight title extended himself at no time but suc ceded in keeping Kellar at a safe dis tance throughout. Dempsey weighed 197, slightly more than he plans to carry in his forthcoming titular match. NEWSEPiTOS1E DOMESTIC National Suffrage association closet convention with plea to beware of bolshevism and endorsement of the league of nations. New York now has an airplane police force. Senator Poindexter declares league of nations idea is similar to world wide rule ambitions cherished by lormer kaiser. FOREIGN Hun minister insists that Germany is not bankrupt, and will be all right and pay her debts if she is allowed to work. Ultimatum to Germany from French says armistice will be considered broken if Polish army is not al allowed to pass through Danzig to , its own country. New York Adds Air Squadron To It's Police Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEW YORK, March 28. Plans of the New York police department for a "cloud cop section material ized today when 26 American, British and French aviators were sworn in in the office of Deputy Police Commissioner Rodman Wanamaker as members of the po lice reserves. Colonel Jefferson -de Mount Thompson, who will command the police aviation squadron, said the squadron probably would take the air by June. According to Colonel Thompson, the squadron when completed will comprise 150 men, including fliers, mechanicians, supply officers, medical officials, a chaplain and cooks. . - . Landing places will be at Gov ernors Island, Van Cortland park and .Sheepshead Bay. Later he said, landing places probably will be constructed on the tops of high buildings. Both land and seaplanes will be used, he said. SLUES DEFEAT USHKI HUNGARY JOINS LONDON., March 28. (By The As sociated Press) A dispatch from Omsk announces that Admiral Kol chak's army, as a result of a brilliant attack and much hard fighting, has recaptured the town of Ufa, which recently was occupied by the bol sheviki. The dispatch adds that the Red Army is threatened with envelopment. STOCKHOLM,- March 25. (B French Wireless Service) The bolshe viki continue to fall back along their entire western front north of the.Pri pet marshes, according to a report from Kovno. It is expected that Vd na, the capital of Lithuania, will soon be evacuated by, the bolsheviki. Lenine's Hand In Hungary Seen BUDAPEST, VIA (COPENHAGEN, March 28 (By The Aociated Press) Bela Kun, the Hungarian foreign minister, in an address to delegates of the old Communist party on the change in regime, declared that with inception of united revolutionary ac tion the moment had arrived to liqui date the Communist party. The soviet constitution, Bela Kun continued, was heirtff wnrkpd out nn instructions by l.enine, the Russian holshevist premier, but that l.enine had declared it was unnecessary to copy the mistakes of the Russian rev olution. A dictatorship, the foreign minister added, "did not necesartly signify terrorism, which was only one of a dictatorships weapons to be used when needful. Bela Kun's resolution dissolving the communist party and forming a united proletarian party was carried unanimously. By a government order former min isters Alexander Szfnak and Joseph Szfenzi have been lodged in prison. Mere Handful of Troops Needed BERNE, March 28 (French' Wire less Service) Two thousand resolute French or British soldiers would be able to put down the new Hungarian government and restore order in "that country. Prince Ludwig Windish Graetz, former member of the Hun garian cabnet says in an interview in the Geneva Journal. The prince declared that the new government does not represent any thing outside of Budapest. Want Missions To Go? BASED, March 28. (Havas) The Hungarian soviet authorities have de clared themselves ready to guarantee the safe departure of the allied mis sions, notably the French, according to a report received here from Bud apest. o TO W OTHERS Republican A. P. Leased Wire DES MOINES. March 2S. Investi gation of the Rathbun pardon case entered a newphase late today when the Iowa house judiciary committee heard testimony regarding the setting aside of the pardon and consequent imprisonment of Ernest Rathbun. The testimony centered around the alleged "bargain" between the Rath buns and state counsel, which resulted in young Ratlibun's consent to impris onment and, according to previous testimony before the edmmittee, was followed by the quashing of certain indictments against Rathbun's father and brother and his attorney, George Clark. Most of the testimony was given y A. C. (Burt) Johnston, of Ida Grove, special prosecutor in the Rathbun trial and who, other witnesses have said, first suggested the alleged 'bar gain' to the Itathbuns. H. W. Byers. committee counsel, severely scored Johnston, Attorney General Havener and Clark for their Tart, in the agreement, charging Johnston with "saving Clark and sending young Rathbun to the peni tentiary." . "That boy is being 4ie!d illegally in the penitentiary," Byers shouted at Johnston, "and could be released on his own demand." When asked if he did not think it unfair to have deprived Rathbun of his freedom to "save" others, Johnston declared he "had never considered the pardon legal and therefore did1 not consider that Rathbun had been legally free." It has been brought out, according to the testimony of the foreman of the Ida county grand jury, that indict ments voted against Clark and the father and brother of Rathbun. were I not returned after Attorney General Havener had acquainted the jury of I the "bargain" anil had recommended quashing the indictments. SHOW UP BARGAIN TO JUL tttlHDIH GEiM-POLISH IHtl TIE ARMISTICE Allies Demand That I'oL ..... Army Be Passed Through Danzig Denied Huns Deny Truce. Conditions Require It Feeling in West Prussia Continues Bitter - BERLIN, March 28. (By the As sociated Press) The Lokal Anzeiger publishes a statement that it under stands that a suspension of the arm istice with the entente allies is pos sible. ' PARIS, March 28. (By the Asso ciated Press). News was received here today that the Germans are in creasing the garrison at Danzig. This is taken as indicating an intention to resist whatever disposition the peace conference may make of the port. BERLIN. March 28. (By the Asso ciated Press). General Nudant, rep resenting Marshal Focfi, on Wednesday submitted a note to the German gov ernment demanding a passage through Danzig for the Polish divisions under General aller, w-hich tre a part of the allied army, and permission for their further march to Poland to maintain order. The note added that any refusal would be regarded as a breach of the armistice. The German government, after ex haustive deliberations by party lead ers, laid down its standpoint in a reply which asserts that according to the armistice treaty, it was only obliged to grant the allies free access to the Vistula, to maintain order in terri tories of the former Russian empire. The note refers to incidents during the journey of Ignac Jan Paderewski, the Polish premier, "who grossly violating the hospitality accorded him on Ger man soil, gave the signal for revolt aid civil war and who, when he was in Danzig in December. 1918, said: 'If the Polish divisions from France and Italy should be in Danzig, then Danzig and all West Prussia would he Polish.' " Feeling Runs High Proceeding, the note refers to nu merous demonstrations by the German majority in West Prussia who wish to resist Polish attacks by force and says that by such civil warfare, the German eastern front against Russian bolshev ism will be endangered. In conclusion the communication asks "for information as to the com position and strength of General Hall er's army, the date of its landing and transit to Poland, and what guarantees the allies could offer that General Haller's array, or. a portion of. it, will not participate in Polish demonstra tions or a possible insurrection of the Polish minority. Chaplain Warns of Bolsheviki NEW YORK, March 28. Rev. Sta nislaw Iciek of Duluth, who served as chaplain with Poland's army in France, representing the Polish na tional depot of Chicago at Warsaw, ar rived tonight on the steamer La Tou raine from Bordeaux, asserting all of Eastern Europe was in danger of fall ing in wilh the bolsfcevists. , "Unless the. allies at once send home the 60,000 to 8t-.000 Polish troops in France," said Rev. Iciek. "and send war material and supplies for the array in Poland, there is a grave danger that the Russian bolsheviki will overrun .the country'. If this happens bolshevism will have control of all eastern Eu rope." The La Touraino brought, besides 279 cabin and 1S2 steerage passengers, 18 Red Cross nurses. S3 casual officers and 396 enlisted men from virtually every state in the union. U. S. and Britain Agree? LONDON. March 2. Reuters Paris correspondent says that he-learns that the American peace delegates are pre pared to agree with the British dele gates on their view concerning the Po lish corridor to Danzig. PGiFIDEXTEB FAVORS ALLIANCES BUT IMF LEAGUE AS PLAPiNED Republican A. P. Leased Wire ST. LOUIS, March 28. Comparing the ideas of the proposed league of nations with the ambitions of the former emperor, W i 1 h e 1 m of Germany, United States Senator Miles Poindexter of Washington, in an ad dress before members of the City club today advocated the formation of al liances as a substitute for the pro posed covenant. "The kaiser sought to set up a world government," Senator Poindexter de clared, "and there is not a doubt that he believed it was for the best inter ests of mankind. He proposed to en force peace and to suppress the strug gling aspirations for freedom. Like wise, the constitution of the proposed league proposes to enforce peace, to put the world in a straight jacket and expressly provides that the members of the league shall guarantee the ter ritorial and political integrity of all the members against attack. ' "Instead of joining -the league, America can enter alliances with na tions that fought the war with her and the result would be the same as that promised by the league without the possibility of surrendering American sovereignty. "The Monroe doctrine is essentially American and therefore it is impossi ble to spread it all over the world, as this super-government, the league of nations, proposes to do.' The senator declared the proposed interference of the proposed league with the self-determination of the va rious countries' peoples would be a cause instead of a prevention of war. AGED SHIP MAN DEAD - PORT CHESTER. N. Y.. March 25. Captain AVilliam Dixon Burnham, a director of the American-Hawaiian Steamship company and prominent in maritime circles, died today aged 71 years. Army Pet-Lion Tries to Chew Trainer's Head DOUGLAS, Ariz, March 28. John Grear, an animal trainer with a carnival company, was at tacked and seriously injured to day by a mountain lion whose cage he had entered. The puma sprang upon the man, knocked him down and was chewing his i isd when driven off by other at tendants armed with iron bars and pistols loaded with blank cart ridges. Grear was rescued by Loftus, a circus clown, who enter ed the cage for him and was taken to a hospital. The mountain lion as a cub, was presented by Mexicans to General John J. Pershing when he was in Mexico in command of the Ameri can punitive expedition against Villa. The cub grew up in the army and recently was sold by soldiers at Nogales, Arizona, to the carnival. Separation from a kitten which had been his play mate at Nogales, is said to be re sponsible for developing savage traits which culminated in his at tack cn the trainer today. U. REPEL IN? M.TW Republican A. P. Leased Wire . JUAREZ, Mexico, March 28. Fran cisco Villa told an American prisoner in his camp that "he was ready to shoulder his rifle and aid the United States his neighbor to repel a foreign in vasion whenever needed," according to the American, who has just arrived at the border after being a prisoner of Villa and the home guards in western Chihuahua for 10 days. He declined to permit his name to be used but is known here and throughout Mexico as a reliable man. The American told a thrilling story of the arrest of himself and his com panions, they being taken before Villa personally and the conversation he had with Villa and Felipe Angeles, who was to have started a new revolutionary movement in conjunction with Villa soon. "After we were taken to Villa by the rear guard of his headquarters com mand, we were taken before Villa per sonally after Felipe Angeles had apol ogized because he and Villa had eaten all 'the breakfast," the American said. "Villa shook hands, told us not to worry as we would be well treated and that he had no intention of harming any ot us. In the big adobe room ad joining the corral, 1 had a long talk wilh Angeles, who praised the American de mocracy and said that was the kind of government Mexico needed as there was loo much difference between the high and low classes in Mexico. It was during this talk that Villa, passing by, stopped to tell me that he was ready to shoulder a rifle should the United States be invaded by a foreign force, as we were neighbors and should stand together." After being released and given a safe conduct through villa's lines, thel American was again arrested by the home guards who are organized to pro tect their homes from banditry. Their families were hiding in the mountain canyons while they guarded their homes and ranches. While the Ameri can was held at Namiquipa by the home guards, they hanged three "paci- ncos because they had looted their nomes during their absence. The ref ugee said the home guards and Villa had an unwritten truce and neither force bothered the other. o OB DETROIT M INDAYLI6HTsGET VMI1TU (IE urn huh iiiiu DETROIT, March 28. Herding 14 persons, including several women pat rons, into the lavatory and the vault of the West Side Branch of the Com monwealth State bank here, six un masKed bandits today robbed the in stitution of $10,000 in cash and unreg istered Liberty bonds which officials say may exceed $65,000 in value. Fifty thousand dollars in currency had been removed from the branch to the main office only a few hours before the hold-up, according to J. W. McCausey, president. Two of the men stood guard outside the enrince while four ent-ied the bank with the man at their head, waving a sawed-off shotgun. Charles D. Mooney, cashier, and Paul Mallick, his assistant, were ordered from their cages and with several patrons forced to stand with upraised hands while the bank vault was being rifled. They were then ordered into the vault to gether with four of the patrons and the big steel door closed. Eight other persons, among them two women each with a baby in her arms, were ordered into the lavatory. The bandits gathered up all the cur rency in sight and escaped in a big touring car. Their machine was seen to turn wet on Fort street. The the ory of the police is that they were headed for Toledo and authorities of towns on the highway between that point and Detroit, were immediately notified. lt was several minutes after the bandits left before the lavatory artd vault were opened and the imprisoned persons released. o ARMY HEALTH GOOD WASHINGTON, March 28. Health conditions in the army at home and abroad continue satisfactory, accord ing' to a report issued today by the surgeon general for the week ending March 21. The report stated that there was no unusual prevalence of disease at any camp or station within the United States and that the non-ef-fect-I ive list in the expeditionary forces had I continued to dec line and was lower than similar rates in this country. T UUFFH HEf DECKS FOA LFJGKOFUIS Urge Measures to Lessen Bolshevism Menace Big Celebration for Missouri Victory Other lie-solutions Republican A. P. Leased Wire j ST. LOUIS March 28. The Na tional American Woman Suffrage as- ! sociation today adopted resolutions endorsing the league of nations and urging the United States government I to bring about "prompt redress of all safeguard against revolution by violence. , With the adoption of a long list -if resolutions the convention proper practically closed its sessions, the for mal adjournment to be taken tomor row noon after .a morning session of the League of Women Voters, com posed of delegates from presidential suffrage states. Heading the list of resolutions was one calling upon the 66th congress to submit the constitution amendment for nation-wide woman suffrage to the states at the earliest possible moment. Others included: Recommendation that the govern ment recognize the fitness of accept ing the services of professional wom en for work which their training and experience have well qualified them. That congress establish the women in industry service as a permanent women's bureau in the United States department of labor. That government residence halls for women be placed in the hands of women. That congress give military rank to army nurses. Urging the estalishment at Wash ington of a national department of education with a secretary of educa-. tion in the cabinet. The full resolution referring to bol shevism without mentioning it reads: "Whereas, revolution is rife in Eu rope and may spread to America, and: "Whereas, we desire trfiat all needed improvements in the I nited States shall be made by 'peaceful means in stead of by violence and bloodshed, therefore be it: "Resolved, that we urge our gov ernment to bring about prompt re dress of all legitimate grievances us the removal of the sense of injustice I is the surest safeguard against revo- llution by violence.' The mass meeting tonight developed into a. celebration in honor of Hie passage of the suffrage bill by the Missouri senate today. As at the af ternoon session, the meeting was transformed into a bedlam of shout ing, applauding suffragists when the news was announced. Order was restored by Dr. Anna Howard Shaw when she urged the women , to sing the Doxology. The 2,000 persons in the hall sang it. Buttons bearing the inscription, "I am a voter" were distributed among the Missouri members. Miss Helen Fraser of England, and Governor Henry Allen of Kansas, were the speakers. Miss Fraser made a plea for fi nancial assistance for Europe and e clarecl the only remedy for bolshevism is constructive reform, the building of a better society and the greater spread of justice. She declared Germany shows nn signs of contrition nor repentance ant that the indemnity asked of her can be paid by that country in five years. U-BOATS START FDR U.S. WASHINGTON, March 2S Five sur rendered German submarines will leave England tomorrow for the United States, manned by American crews and convoyed by the American sub marine tender Bushnell. They are ex pected to arrive in American waters late in April and will be displayed at porta to be selected in connection with the next Liberty loan campaign. ' One of these craft, is the U. S. 11", a sea-going mine layer which during the war planted mines along the American coast. Two of them are the U B-S8 and the U B-14S regular sub mersibles of the smaller type. Another is the U C-97, one of the small mine layers and the fifth is the U-lll, the standard German U-boat. Later, it is expected, one of the big cruisers submarines equipped with deck guns will be sent over. Adverse winds at this season and the unfamil iarity of the American crews with the machinery make the date of the ar rival of the ships uncertain. Crews for 'the submarines were assembled in England, most of the men being sent from the United States. PLANE FORCED TO LAND ' ANDELUSIA. Ala., March 28. The DeHaviland bpmhing plane enroute to Houston from Elizabeth, N. J., made a forced landing nine miles from here today and a result of damages the flight will be positioned probably two weeks. None of the crew or passeng ers were injured. TODAY County Highway Commission; After Preparation of Two Months, Submits Program to .Board of Supervisors of Maricopa County for Bond Issue of $4,000,000 to Be Used with $500,000 Offered by Federal Government in First Comprehensive Plan of Good Roads Building Yet Presented; Only the Best of Highways Contem plated and Eoads to Traverse Every Part of Culti vated Area of -County After two months of preparation by the county high way commission, that body yesterday submitted to the board of supervisors a program for a complete ldghway svstem for Maricopa countv which will cost, when fully carried out. $4,500,000. Of 'this amount, $500,000 will be derived from the federal government and the rest is pro posed to be raised by a bond issue of $4,000,000. The bonds, if authorized by the A'oters, will be sold in blocks of $500,000, as monev mav be needed for highway eonstruction. The plan contemplates nothing but hard- slvPfnf.wl rruuls nf ;i il'nrflbli tvi)P of varviriP" Width t.O llieefc the needs of traffic in the various parts of the county. , As will be seen from the map on another page, pre pared by the commission, the system covers the entire set tled portion of the valley, and the roads are so distributed that in the least-settled portions no section of land will be more than a mile and a half from a paved highway. In the more thickly-settled parts no resident will be moru than half a mile distant from a hihwav. I.SI1ITH FEDERAL FID 5 FHJHDS Definite Plan Proposed to Act Avith City, County or State, Official Explains When Asked by 1). R Heard - In speaking of the good roads move ment which is sweeping the country, and the -large amount of federal co operation which has been made possible by the act of congress passed just be fore adjournment, providing for the ex- ' Penditure ot 52o,uoo,OiM! by the iecierai government Between now ana June 1921, in co-operative road building throughout the nation, Dwight B. 'Heard, president of the State Good Roads association, who Pad a confer ence in Albuquerque last Thursday with E. S. Wheeler, engineer in charge for Arizona and New Mexico, of the fed eral bureau of good roads, made the following statement: "In 1916 the principle of federal aid in good roads construction throughout the nation was approved by the passage of the Bankhead bill. This bill pro vides for co-operation in road building with the various states on a 50-50 basis. "The friends of federal co-operation were much disappointed that the Page bill, which largely increased the co operation of the federal government, failed to pass at the session of con gress recently adjourned, but fortun ately the friends of federal aid suc ceeded in attaching a rider to the post- office appropriation bill which passed just" before adjournment, and which provides lor a material increase in the amount of federal aid. under the gen eral plan of the Bankhead bill. ' . Defines Post Roads "The Bankhead bill provides that when federal aid is given, it shall be for use on rural post roads. The bill which has just been passed provides that rural post roads shall be construed to mean any public road, the major por tion of which is now used or can be used, or forms a connecting link not to exceed ten miles in length, of any road or roads now or hereafter used for the transportation of the United States mail. "It provides further that payments shall be limited on the part of the federal government to the expenditure of $10,000 per mile exclusive of the cost of bridges. "For the purpose of carrying out this fine co-operative plan the sum of $50, 000,000 of federal money for the fiscal (Continued on page two) ENGLAND TO EXPORT . NO MORE GOLD COIN LONDON, March 28. An order in council issued this evening prohibits the export of gold coin or bullion any where. WASHINGTON, March 28 The new British order in council- prohibiting the export of gold will not affect this country, in the opinion of officials here conversant with the international situation. , Transfer of gold between the allies virtually ceased when the United States entered the war, credits being arranged to eliminate the ne cessity for transport of gold from one country to anotherFor many months gold imports into the United States have averaged only a few millions. It was not believed here that the new order would change the aetual situation at all, since it has been un derstood that gold shipments were prohibited by agreement among finan cial interests. Add to Original Plan The work of the commission consti tuted of Eugene Hackett. chairman: A. F. Jones, secretary. C. C Green, P. T. Hurley and J. G. Peterson, was begun early in February on the basis of work that had been started by the former highway commission whose operations were arrested by the war. That com mission had prepared a map showing; a system of 132 miles of paved roads. Nothing more had been done by that commission, and in the meantime three members of it had resigned. It was the belief of riie commission thaMhe system should be enlarged, and. a tour of the county was made. It is said that the commission traversed every foot of the county highways and other roads not yet recognized as coun ty roads and with the data thus ob tained prepared the reconstructed map which embraces 272!i miles of paved highway, adding 140 miles to the sys tem as designed by its predecessor. Early in its deliberations the com mission recognized the need of addi tional legislation in order that ihe special road districts . might be taken c are of. There are three such districts, two of which are bonded. Road Dis tricts Nos. 1 and 2. The former em braces Central avenue, and the other, the McDowell road. As District No. 3, in the Glendale count it. had never been bonded, it offered no obstacle. Objections Overcome The people of these special road dis tricts had previously been opposed to a bond issue for a county highway sys tem, cn the ground that it would im pose upon them double taxation. That objection was met in a bill introduced into the late legislature, known as Sen ate Bill 140, which provided, among other things, that the proceeds of a bond issue votecj for road purposes might be used in part to take up the bonds of special road districts. This bill was passed in the closing hours of the legislative session and was ap proved by the governor. The law also remodels the plan somewhat for calling and holding road bond elections. As soon as the bill was approved, the county highway commission began the preparation of its report to the board of supervisors. The report was altered and improved from time to time and was not put into its complete form un til yesterday afternoon when the mem bers of the board of supervisors met the commission in the offices of the latter in the Taxpayers' rooms at the corner of Wall and Washington streets. The report was read and the members of the board having informally ex pressed their satisfaction with it. it was adopted "by he commission and later was formally presented to the board of supervisors ot the offices vt the latter. Expect Little Opposition Speeches were made by Mr. Bowen of the board and Chairman Hackett ot the commission in whic h both voiced the enthusiasm of the board and the commission. It is the belief of the com mission, from such canvass as it has made of the iieople, that little opposi tion will be offered to the bond issue. tnougn many persons believe that the issue is larger than is necessary. The supervisors, however, on the recom mendation of the commission will not offer the bonds for sale except in such amounts as the progress of the work will require. The voters of the special road districts are said to be strongly in favor of the plan. It will be observed that the map ap parently lacks two important thorough fares, one leading out of Phoenix to the east and southeast and the other, to the northwest. But as. they constitute sections of the state highway they are not included in the plan. Messrs. Bradshaw and Peterson of the board of supervisors said that the consideration of the report would bo begun at once and that possibly by next Monday the board would be ready to issue a formal call for the bond election The election will be held 20 days after the issuance of the call. The following is the report of the county highway commission as sub mitted yesterday: Report of Commissioners To the Honorable Board of Supervis ors, Maricopa County, state of Arizona: In compliance with the requirements of Chapter, SI, Session Laws of Ari zona, 191 j. and of the acts supple- , mental thereof and amendatory there- i to. the undersigned, the Highway i Commission of Maricopa, county-aaX . Y '