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Unsettled weather tonight and
Thursday, probably snow tonight.
Association Stands to Lose About SIO,OOO a Year on Any
Plan of Settlement Based on Method Provided by Law
For Payment For Houses, Because Interest Charge Will
Exceed Receipts From Home Buyers, According to
Figures of the Association Knotty Problem Before
Legislature in Settlement of the Affairs of Association.
Unless the legislature takes steps to wipe out the loan
made by the Bank of North Dakota to the Home Building
Association the association will, under any plan of settle
ment based on present laws, lose approximately SIO,OOO a
year in addition to operating expenses.
The question facing the legislature is this: Interest on
the loan and accrued interest to Dec. 31, 1922, from the
Bank of North Dakota loan is $26,467.56 a year. Payments on
50 homes on $4,000 a year as provided in the 20-year amor
tization table would be $15,990.00. There would be on this
basis, assuming all payments would be made as provided by
law, an annual deficit of $10,447.56 a year.
* yhis would, of course, be reduced if the loan were re
duced or avoided if the loan were written off the bank books.
Stale offic als had hoped to have,
tin- matter a.' amounts to be paid for
homes built by the Home Building
Association settled by the t me the
legislature convened, but the sa P Tt * m *
court decision directing Distr.it
judge Pugh to take additional testi-
J.ny upon spec fled point, probsb'y
will make it impossible to get a
court decision to establish this untl
the session has adjourned. -
The liabilities of the
are- orig nal loans of $413,i16.1b
from the Bank of North Dakota at
the rate of 6 percent, the hrst loan
being made on October 10, 1920,
accrued interest, no interest having
been paid the bank, of $27,409.90 to
jw., 1922; the appropriation ot
SIOO,OOO made by the leg slatar ®» ® nd
unsvettled claims of about $2,000.
Assets of Association
The assets of the association con
sist of the state’s equity in the nou
ses built by the association. This js
placed on the books at $330,000. As
fixed by Judge Pugh’s decis on it
was $171,000. Other resources, in
cluding notes, accounts, receivable,
furniture and fixtures are estimated
at $50,000.
It was estimated by Governor Nes
tos that defic t would be $250,000 to
$315,090, varying in accordance to
any decision handed down by the su
preme court.
There were 50 home buyers. Ol
these seven are keeping up their pay
ments, but n amounts based upon
the estimates they claim were given
them as the cost of the houses. For
ty-three are not paying anything,
awaiting the act on of the courts.
Disputed claims include a $1,500
claim of the Rapid City Plaster Co.,
a South Dakota firm; about SSOO by
the Barrens Manufactur ng Company
and other claims of about SSOO.
McClintock House Sold
One house, that of John N. Hagan,
was abandoned. Another, built by
R. M. McClintock in Fargo, was not
accepted by him. Payments made by
him were refunded. This house, listed
on the books of the association as
costing $7,300.00, was sold to the
highest bidder, Mrs. Anna Johnson,
for $5,210.00. She pad $1,210.00 in
cash and is paying the remaining
$4,000 under the amortization plan.
The provision of law which, in
opinion of officials, makes the Home
Bu : lding law inoperative, is that
bonds cannot be issued until one-half
the cost of the house is paid. This is
construed to mean until one-half of
the $4,000 to be paid in 20 years
under the amortization table, is paid.
Thus bonds could not be issued un
tl 10 years after the house was
The law provided for a cash pay
ment and permitted the payment of
$4,000 in monthly installments ex
tending over a period of 20 years.
These payments would be $28.65 per
The legislature may be asked to
amend the law to permit the asso
ciation to permit either a longer
amortizat on period, or a higher
amount to be paid than $4,000. This
for the reason, it ’is stated, that
many persons for whom homes were
built say that if the court decision
should require them to pay a higher
amount than they expected, they
could not pay the cash difference be
tween $4,000 and the cost fixed. i
Jamestowp Club
Holds Meeting
Jamestown, N. D., Jan. 10.— The
annual meet'ng of the Jamestown
Chamber of Commerce was held last
night, at which William Hall was
named president. Andy Haas was re
elected secretary for the tenth time.
President Coulter of the Agricultur
al College spoke.
Hail did less damage in North Da
kota last year than it did the year
before according to figures announc
ed at the capitol.
The state auditor’s office yesterday
finished issuance af hail warrants
for $2,650,575. These compare with
$3,606,027 for last year; ' ’
Mrs. Minnie Craig Objects to
Deserting Assembly for
Mandan Meeting
Bills Repealing License Law,
Creating City Planning,
Among Those Introduced
Bills providing for repeal of the
state pool hall license law and per
mitting cities to create city planning
commissions were among the eight
bills to be tossed into the hopper of
the house of representatives yester
day afternoon. The repeal measure
was sponsored by Rep. Trubshaw,,
Barnes county, and the city planning |
measure by Rep. Jardine, Cass coun- j
ty, on request of Fargo people. i
Rep. Paul Johnson, Pembina, who
is collaborating with former Justice j
Robinson of the supreme court, con-!
tributed four more bills to the light
grist of the house, while Rep. Jack
son, Ramsey, introduced one< and
Reps. Cart and Anderson of Burleigh
introduced one jointly.
The house, with its program still
in the making planned to attend a
meeting of the Missouri Slope Irriga
tion association.
Mrs. Craig Objects
Rep. Mrs. Minnie Craig, Benson
county, protested against this pro
posal to end the Wednesday session
early, declaring she had come to
Bismarck to attend an “economy ses
sion” and that she hadn’t seen much
economy. She declared she was op
posed to “fiddling around and spend
ing the state’s money” and that she
didn’t believe in attending any ban
quets during the session.
Several male members of the house
corteously but definitely, expressed
belief that since the problem of ir
rigation has been widely discussed
and may be the subject of bills intro
duced, the members could with pro
fit attend the Mandan meeting at a
time when routine work would per
mit. Four gallant representatives,
however, voted in the negative when
a division was called for by the
Among those who favored accept
ing the Mandan invitation were Reps.
Anderson and Harrington of Bur
leigh, Twichell of Cass, and Elmer i
of Morton, who put the motion. j
For City Planning
The bills introduced by Rep. Jar
dine would permit city councils or
I city commissions, to consist of three
members appointed by the mayor
serving without pay and holding reg
ular meetings. It would be the duty’
of these commissions to investigate
matters of city planning, to gather
data from their own and other cities
to make maps and plans dealing with
location of buildings, parks and sim
ilar public improvements* and to
make a report to city commision.
The city commisoii, or council, would
have authority to adopt the recom
mendations for * the betterment of
the city with relation to traffic,
beauty, utility or preservation of his
torical landmarks, to direct the de
sign and location of statuary and
other works of art which might be
come the property of city, and
the location of bridges, viaducts,
street fixtures and other public imv
provements. j
Power to Enforce Orders
Power to enforce orders is given
the city governing body upon adop
tion of such report of a city plan
ining commission. However ,power
1 (Continued on Page Throe)
NEA Staff CorreKpondent. j i
Chicago, Jan. —E lizab ct h j
("Roney”) Sullivan, 21, who police)
say is confessed queen of a bandit
gang of eight sleek-combt-d youths,!
bemoans the loss of her pear-han- J
died automatic while in ja 1 here pre- i |
liminury to facing a score of robbery |
No big Amazon, this holdup 1
tigress de luxe, clad in her up-to-the
minute regalia. She i ; n fragile slip,
with wide staring eyes and a mouth
that intrigues even as it pouts.
From behind the bars of the jail
here Elizabeth told the story of
her life —how she first took up
banditry in quest of thrills and con
tinued it to secure money to fill her!
hope chest to bo used when she was
to wed her alleged bundit heik.”
She said:
“I wanted excitement like most girls
do. I wanted to wear the latest
clothes and be a flapper up to the
i “All cay long I worked in my I
mothers candy store and life looked'
pretty stale inside the little shop!
! when I watched the automobiles|
j filled with women all dolled up pas»i
:by and me with only .one glad rag!
'to my name and no pLce to go. j
“About a year -r-o I met Glen. lie!
\ got to be my sheik'find we planned J
to get married some day, although!
hei not 21 yet.
Both of us decided in order to I
bring up a family properly and live!
in these modern babygrand apart j
ments we’d have to have lots of coin j
and the only way left for us to get:
it quick was with a gun.
Needed Cash.
“Maybe I was working for my |
hope chest. Glen and his bunch!
were swell dressers they used; to•
hang around mothers shop in the:
afternoons when they got out of)
high school and often they told me i
that I could have the swell clothes
they had too, if I’d only go out
with them. They said they’d show
me how to get them.
“But the clothes really weren’t
what I wanted so much as it was a
nest-egg for me and Glen to set up
in a little love joint of our own with
the preacher and all the trimmings
to go with it.
“The first job I pulled was on the
sidewalk. I had watched the rest of
the gang and Glen work when they
took me along and decided I could
do as well.
“On my first job it was a man,and
a woman I stuck up. I held the gun
and one of the boys went through
their pockets and the woman’s hand
bag. It netted us about 200 iron men
i and some jewelry.,
Leads to More.
“That one seemed so easy that 1
decided to go in-.for the thing ir.
earnest. During the day folks
j though I was a sweet young' thin»,
| and it thrilled me to think of lead
ing a double life.
“Well, after we had been at it
several months with the money com
ing easy and going the same way,
Glen and I both decided to put off
the marriage act for a while till we
got the lay of the land better. At
times I was in dread of being cap.
tured, but the cops all are a bunch of
“With a few glad rags myself and
I the rest of the gang dressed in
proper cake-eating fashion. We
were never suspected.
“I’m telling all this because 1
don’t care what happens to me and
the ouly thing I’m sorry for is be
cause it will hurt m y mother. The
gang would have been caught long
ago if it hadn’t been for me, though.
She Was “Sheba.**
“I was the leader and I made
them .obey orders —after they elected
me tneir Sheba. Men haven’t any
brains anyway—it takes a woman to
pull the cool and brainy stuff.
“Several times I had to use my
gun on my own gang and threaten
to shoot them for getting funny
j when we were in tight pinches. They
often showed the yellow feather.
‘‘But my sheik, Glen, was brave
•(Continued on page 3.)
London, Jan. 10. —The British, gov
ernment has granted France permis
sion to move troops through thi
British occupied territory along the
Rhine in pursuance of the French
plan fo.r occupation of the Ruhr.
A bill making It unlawful for
any person to appear oultside
any building in North Dakota
“wearing a mask, regalia or oth
er head-covering so worn as to
conceal the features and prevent
recognition of said person or per
sona” waa introduced in the
state senate this afternoon by
Senators Sperry and' McCoy.
Fine of $25 to SIOO, or 10 to
$0 days jn jail, or both, would
be the penalty for violating this
law. *
The MU la regarded as inspir
ed by the Ku Klux Klan activ
Increase in Number of De-!
pendent and Delinquent
Boys Is Found Cause
Superintendent Defends Ming
ling: of Delinquents and j
■ ■" ■ ■■
A great increase in the number ol
dependent and delinquent boys and|
girls sent to the State Training j
school here durinfr the last year and
a half is the primary cause of Over
crowded conditions there which led
to the joint legislative committee in
vestigation of the school yesterday.
On June 30, 1921, there were 50
boys and 12 girls in the school. To
day there are 143 boys und 43 girls,
| according to W. F. McClelland, who
is in charge of the school.
The dormitories in the two build
ings occupied by the boys are jammed
full of beds. One room about. 45
iby 25 feet contains 36 bods; one
j room about 30 by 15, 15 beds, and
I another about 45 by 25, 31 beds.
I These are placed together in almost
I solid rows with aisles about nine
j inches wide between the rows. The
, boys climb over the top —or the bot
tom —when they go to bed.
! Some of the boys have been sleep
ing in school rooms, officers’ rooms
and in the basement of the main
At the girls cottage each or nearly
each of the girls is provided with a
room —these are very narrow and
small —with the exception of one
j room which contains five beds.
! Are Too Crowded,
j Both the -main or administration
J building and the cottage of the small
| er boys has one “day room,” where
the lads have to keep all their
clothes, toooth brushes, etc. These
too are crowded, according to Mr.
McClelland, one room of 20 by 22
j feet holding all the belongings of
about 90 boys.
Another criticism which has been
made against the training school as
now situated and constituted has
been lack of adequate land on which
the boys might farm.
The school has about 752 acres of
lan, mostly in the hills which lie
just behind the school, Mr. McClel
land says, and of this only about 160
acres are tillable an insufficient
amount. Some hay is grown on rent
ed land, twenty miles down the rivet,
and this has to be baled and ship
ped to the school. During the years
of drouth the problem of feed was
a considerable one, the superintend
ent adds.
Another critioism has been that,
due to crowded conditions, delin
quents and dependents, boys and
girls live in separate fiuildings. This
is especially bad, some investigators
have said the school is sup
posed to harbor subnormal juvenile*
among others.
With this Superintendent McClel
land does not agree, however.i “Talk
of these boys and girls being sub
normal or abnormal is bunk,” he de
clared. The appearince of most ot
the boys and girls about the school
would seem to beur him out in this
for rthey were for the greater part
wholesome looking and intelligent
Two Kinds, He Says.
“Teddy Rossevelt never said a truer
word than that ‘there are two kinds
of boys—tall and short’” he added.
“There aren’t any good or bad boyd.”
There has been sbme criticism of tin?
location of the school because of the
freshets which flood the land ab'out
the institution in the spring, and
which have flooded basements there
in the past,
Thjs condition could be remedied
by raising the buildings on high
(Continued on Pact Three)
With Agricultural College Not
Completed Total Amount
Near $7,000,000
Last Days Pruning Gives
Present Status Balance
With Two Years Ago
Expenditures totalling about $6,-
813,000 have been recommended thus
far by,the budget board accord ng to
unofficial figures compiled yesterday
by W. J. Church, a member of the
board. These figures include all state
department nppropriat ons as well ns
appropriations for some such other
matters as state fairs, bounties, etc.,
they also include all oif the state in
titution reconimendat ons except that
for the North Dakota Agricultural
college which will be announced soon
It is expected that th s will be near
Mr. Church’s recapitulation showed
that all the institutions except the
agricultural college had requested a
total of $5,931,000 and had reee ved
recommendations for $3,600,000, a
cut of $2,331,000.
Cut Institutions
The institution reconimendat ons
for the next two years are actually
about $444,000 less than they were
for the last two, he adds. The state
departments are about $400,000 more.
Half of the $444,000 saved in this
manner has been recommended for
expenditure in the education depart
ment where plans are to give more
state aid to rural and h'gh schools,
the Benson county member of the
board continued.
The bonus is one item of expense
wh ch must still be taken care of,
Mr. Church said, and is not included
in the foregoing figures. Delinquent
interest and money for state indus
tr'es must also be provided.
Departments Raised
The budget board lopped about
$900,000 from requests of the various
stutc departments and miscellaneous
state expense items for the b'ennium
1923-25 in its recommendations to
the legislature, according to figures
made public by D. C. Poindexter,
state auditor.
The total recommended, however,
—53,213,018—s about $400,000 over
the present appropriation.
The miscellaneous items include
such matters as wolf bounty and
numerous others which find no place
under other headings.
Among the increases is an item of
about $200,000 additional for rural,
graded and high schools, according
to Mr. Po ndexter.
Kail Dept. Amount
The hoard of railroad comm ssion
ers were granted about $35,000 more
than for the last biennuni to permit
them to employ a public utility attor
ney; telephone supervisor and addi
tional engineer ng and accounting
talent so that it may funct on ac
cording to law.
The item of miscellaneous re
funds is a new one, according to Mr.
Poindexter to provide £or handling
of deficits in accordance wth the
The item of game and fish appears.
The money for this is taken from
the hunting licenses collected by
this department.
(Continued on Page Three.)
Accept City Commission’s
Invitation to Help Bring
About Settlement
Directors of the Association qf
Commerce, in meeting last night, d s
posed of much business and made
plans for future activities of the
It was reported that a commttee
of business men named by the as
sociation had raised funds to aid the
Burleigh County Holste'n circuit in
maintaining a superintendent during
the winter, the money being sub
scribed by business men.
The Burleigh county delegation to
the legislature met, and various mat
ters of leg'station were d’seussed by
the business men and the legislators.
The A. of C. directors accepted the
invitation of Ahe city commission to
sit with in asla committee in endea
vor'ng to find a solution to the wa
ter question in Bismarck.
It is probable the directors will
hold a meeting with the commiss'on
ers in a short time, and then /endea
vor to hold a meeting with the of
ficers of the Water company. A/ter
obtaning the views of both sides,
the A. of C. directors may urged a
joiht conference or propose a plan
for settlement.
Belgian Correspondent Says
it Is “As if Enemy Position
Is to be Attacked
Send Trains With Soldiers
Berlin Reports no Further
French Advance
Paris, Jan. 9.—ln a note deliv
ered to the German embassy,
France announces assumption of
Germany's coal Interests In the
lthur district at 4 p. m. today.
The formal notification took
place practically without demon
stration no spectators hut the
usual attaches being present.
Raids were made in the com
munist districts for the leaders
charged with stirring up revolt
against the French troops ol oc
cupation in the Khur valley. In
e short while five leading com
munists were arrested.
Amsterdam, Jan. 10—The morning
newspapers assort that nine divisions
composing 120,000 men will partici
pate in the French Ruhr movement.
German railway author tiqs, it is
announced, have received orders to
hold 73 military trains in readiness.
It is sa d here the French hrre
will occupy the railways, bridges and
viaducts as well as the mines and
manufaetur ng plants in order to
guard against any sabotage by Ger
man workers.
The newspapers comment the
French are preparing “as if an en
emy position were to be attacked.”
Advance Not Reported
Berlin, Jan. 10.—No further ad
vance by the French was reported
from any po nt in the unoccupied
area early today. The troops which
arrived last night at Muelheim, 15
miles _ northeast of Dusseldorf and
at Speldorf nearby have been w th
drawn in the direction of Duisburg.
Belgians Move
Brussels, Jan. 10.—The first Bel
gian troops to be put into motion for
cooperat on with the French in oc
cupying the Ruhr entrained here in
four trans for Aix JLa Chapelle.
They totalled 1,800 men.
Tanks for the Ruhr have left di
rectly from Ghent.
The troops from Brussels comprise
infantry, machine gunners, cavalry,
and transport service men. The men
were selected from various regi
ments for their proficiency.
The commander- n-chief is Gener
al Borremans.
(By the Associated Press.) *
Paris, Jan. 10.—The time for lift
ing the curtain in the latest act of
the post-war drama —the French in
vasion of the Ruhr —was still a sec
ret today although the actors were
in their places with their parts well
learned under the tutelage of the
French military command. Every
preparation for the final order to
“go ahead” has been made with clock
like precision.
The concensus of opinon here
this morning was that the advance
would not begin until midnight to
night or early tomorrow.
Various reasons were offered in
support of this belief, chief among
them being the fact that the foreign
office had not received Premier Mus
solini’s reply to M. Poincare’s pro
posals that Italy join France and
Belgium in formally notifying Ger
many of their intention to impose
penalties. Notice that the troops
would leave their concentration
point for Essen tonight or in the
morning was expected to be forth
coming after the Italian premier’s
answer was received.
It was generally understood the
plan as it is stood today called first
for sending engineers into the Ruhr
to take over certain mines. These
experts will be. adequately but not
ostentatiously escorted by the mili
tary. It is thought that the dis
traint will be increased in proportion
to Germany's failure to give satis
(By the Associated Press)
Cologne, Jan. 10.—The French
Rhine flotilla stationed at Mayence
will trnive to Duesseldor, Ruhrort and
Duisburg tonight.
Santa Monica, CaL, Jan. 10. —Fun-
eral arrangements for Alfred G. Wal
lin, late chief justice of the North
Dakota chief supreme court, who died
here yesterday, are dependent on ar
rival of a daughter, Mrs. George
Sikes, of Chicago. The ashes will
be sent to Chicago it has been an
Withdrawal to be Carried Out in Orderly Fashion and Imme
diately, It Is Indicated—Transport Ready to Sail for
Europe—Bearing of Resolution of Senate on Decision of
The President Is Not Made Apparent by Announcement
Of Decision in Regard to Forces in Germany.
Washington, Jan. 10. Withdrawal of American troops
from the Rhine was ordered today by President Harding.
In announcing his decision the state department said the
President deemed the time expedient for the recall of forces
now at Coblenz.
The American forces remaining in that area number
about 1,000 men and it was indicated that the withdrawal
order would be carried out as soon as the American com
mander, Major-General Allen, could make the necessary ar
rangements for winding up finally the affairs of the Army
of Occupation.
Girl Testifying in Bastrop In
vestigation Tells of Visi
tors at Night
Claimed They Refused En
treaty of Mother to Per
mit Girl to Remain
Rastrop, La., Jan. 10—Add e May
Hamilton, known ns “daughter of the
Klan,” declared on the fitness stand
in the opening hearing investigat on
into the slaying of Watt Daniel and
Thomas Richards she was forced to
leaye her home near Mer Rouge and
was deported from the state by the
“Klu Klux Klan.”
She named Dr. B. M. McKoin, for
mer mayor of Mer Rouge, aqd “Pink”
Kirkpatrick as two of the party of
men who she testified came to her
mother’s home one n ght and took
her away and put her aboard a train
for Little Rock, Ark., the home of
her sister.
The young woman gave her age as
“How do you know the Ku Klux
Klan sent you to Little Rock?” Geo.
C. Guyon, who began the questioning
of the young wontan asked.
“Because Dr. McKoin and ‘Pink’
Kirkpatrick and about six others
came to my mother’s house about
10:30 o’clock at night and told me
they were go ng to send me away.”
“Do you know positively it was
Dr. McKoin?”
“Yes sir, I recognized Dr. McKoin
who was masked but he was the only
one doing any talking.”
“They came to the house and pull
ed their guns and told my mother
that Addie May will have to leave
town tonight. My mother asked them
what for.”
“Because,” said Dr. McKo n, “Ad
die has been lead ng an immoral
“My mother said: ‘why don’t you
send others away ?”
Dr. McKoin said: “we are going
to.” My mother got down on her
knees and pleaded but they made me
leave. They told me that if any
body showed their heads at the door
they would blow them off,”
“They made me leave without a
“Dr. McKoin struck my mother
when she made a final plea for me
tp be allowed to remain. My mother
attempted to shove them out of the
room. She begged them to let her go
to the depot. They refused. They put
me in an automob le and Dr. McKoin
gave me $7.00 for fare to Little
told me f I did not catch
the train I would be tarred and fea
thered next day.”
Grand Forks, Jan. 9, 1922. — Bur
leigh county ranks fifth among the
counties of the state in the number
of representatives at the University
of North Dakota. At present there
are 16 people who make their home
: n the county who are attending the
Univers'ty. All of these people are
from Bismarck.
Besides those people who make
their home in the county at present
there are six who are graduates of
Bismarck high school but who are
at present living in somet other town.
The total list follows:
Wallie Dirlam, Uni and Versie
Frazier, Charlotte Logan, Sylvia
Sells, Christine Huber, Mildred Fra
ser, Eugene Kilmer, Jerome Conway,
Lester and Morris Deihl, James Kil
ey, Robert Muir, Georj£ Russ, Mar
vin Thorstenson, Arthur Lucas, Ag
nes Parsons. Pauline McFarland, Al
bert Cook, Clement’ne Bronsofi, Paul
Fe'se and Chas. Burke.
•J* A resolution fuvoring such a with
j drawal wus adopted Saturday by the
i senate but it was not apparent today
how far t had contributed to the
President’s decision or how far the
administration had been influenced
by the situat on brought about by
the French movement into the Ruh
■ valley.
Date is Uncertain
The date of actual withdrawal ol
the forces will be left to the war
department where t was said that
American evacuation of the Coblenz
• zone would be conducted in an order
ly fashion.
Officials of the state and war de
partments refused to make any ex
plnnat on of the decision to recall
Major-General Allen and his force
other than to repeat that it was con
[ sidered expcd.ent to complete at this
tme American withdrawal from
Secretary Wcekß of the war depart
ment was called to the White House
early today and the purpose of the
government to withdraw the troops
was disclosed before his return to
the war department.
Transport Ready
It was learned that formal orders
had not as yet .been sent to General
Allen to begin the homeward move
ment although he has knowledge of
tlfe plan fo;- early evneuation and ia
prepared to move on short notice.
1 As an indication that nc time
would be lost it was made known
that the transport St. Mih el woul
leave New oYrk today or tomorroi
to bring home the bulk of the Rhim
forces. A few small detachments w
he left for a short time to close i
final settlements involved in tl
| withdrawal.
I Secretary Hughes also attende
! the conference at the White Hous
; w 'hich preceded- the disclosure tha
j the troops were to be wthdrawi
| practically at once.
1,089'-MEN ON RHINE.
Washington, Jan. 10.—The Amer
ican force; on the Rhine which for
sometime have been confined to the
city of Coblenz and vicinity con
prised 107 officers anj| 1,080 men, it
was stated in a Coblenz dispatch to
the Associated Press on Jan. 7.
The forces were made up of 41 of
ficers and 850 men of the Bth infan
try and in additional quartermaster,
signal corps, engineers and motor
repair units.
( By the Associated Press.)
( oblenz, Jan. 10.—The orders for
the withdrawal of the American
troops from the 'Rhine, the news of
which became known through a dis
patch from the Associated Press of
fice ut Paris, caused much excite
ment as it spread among the men of
the American army forces here.
Many of the men were depressed
by the decision as it meant the end
of the pleasant army life here, with
incomts something like 3,000,001'
marks annually and upward for the
Many Legislators Attenc
• Slope Association Meet
ing find Banquet
Many members of the legislature
went to Mandgn this afternoon tc
attend the meeting of the Missouri
Slope Irrigation association.
The meeting began in the Com
mercial club rooms this afternoon at
2 o'clock, and wds to culminate in
a banquet at the Lewis and Clark
hotel at 6 p. m.
Data was to be submitted by ex
perts on the feasibility of Slope ir
rigation projects. It is probable the
legislature will b® ksked to provide
money for ene demonstration project
on the Slope, or ut least-for the pre
liminary surveys. , >
Among tka were to bo
State. Engineer W. H. Robinson; Geo.
McMahon, assistant state engineer in
-chagga of irrtustlbu; Tag Commir
sioner Converse ated Judge Chriptia
son. ~ /
Representations freih several SI.
cities were expected*

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