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Fair tonight and Wednesday
moderate temperature.
ESTABLISHED 1873
SINN FEINERS RAID THEATRES. STEAL
ANTI-SALOON
LEAGUE MEET
WAS BEST EVER
Delegates Begin Business Con
fere nee to Discuss Counsel
Offered Them
WORK IS COMMENDED
Congressman But horn! Says
Eighteenth Amendment
Must Be Maintained
Chicago, Nov. 10. — (A*) —The ofTi
> ial sessions over, the Anti-Saloon
league convention today begins a two
day business conference of state su
perintendents and field workers, and
discussions of the wealth of <'Oiir<( I
received during the cm vet.; ".i I mu
notable men in public life and high
governmcnt officials. In resolutions
adopter! last night, the convention
pledged the efforts of the league to
have prohibition enforcement nffiiials
i laced under the civil service and de
clared for a law to have all liquor,
pre-war and post-war, declared ille
gal.
The convention was made the scene
of a heated controversy over prohibi
tion enforcement conditions Penn
sylvania, in pointed references to Sec
retary Mellon of the treasury, Pro
hibition Commissioner Haynes and
Commissioner Blair of the Inicriud
revenue department. Pincltot of
Pennsylvania asserted those officials
w« re responsible for conditions which
pel milted the diveision of large
amounts of alcohol into bootleg chan
nels. particularly in Philadelphia and
Pittsburgh; Commissioner Haynes,
m a telegraphed reply to liov
enior Pinehot, which came after he
lad lift tin- convention, asserted that
tiie prohibition department was .-cok
ing to avoid a clearly indicated judi
cial ruling on suspension of with
drawal permits, and that many of the
■impended permits later were re
volt (I.
The “enforce meat crisis" conven
tion was one of the most important
ever held by the league, said Wayne
I! Wheeler, general counsel, today.
Never has the league had at ono time
such a sweeping commendation from
1 public and leaders in commercial life,
lie said.
In a “keynote’' speech tit the clos
ing banquet, representative H. K.
Katlmnd of Illinois declared that
‘the eighteenth amendment must and
hall Ik* maintained" and lu* hoped
for America to continue her world
leadership, not only in I in.'tiu'ittl,
coin me iv ia I and industrial life, but
*'mo; t of all ax a moral leader."
DRY AGENTS
ARE WORKING
IN ST. PAUL
Investigation of Alleged Li<i*
nor Conspiracy Has Reen
Under Way 5 Weeks
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 10.-- (/P) —The
St. Paul Pioneer Press says
that five agents of the United States
treasury department have been in ist.
Paul for more than five weeks inves
tigating an alleged liquor conspiracy.
The probe, the newspaper says, is
part of a nation-wide investigation of
a gigantic liquor distribution system
extending from Philadelphia to St.
Paul. Federal inquiries are being
made in other cities, including Chi
cago, Milwaukee, Cleveland and Phil
adelphia.
Eventually hundreds of conspiracy
and bribery charges will be sought
before soim* federal grand jury, ac
cording to the Pioneer Pres.
In their five weeks' secret probe
here, says the Pioneer Press, the
agents have questioned a dozen high
public officials as well as a number
of alleged liquor dealers. Records of
liquor cases in the northwest prohi
“ bition enforcement offices and the po
lice department of the Twin Cities
and Duluth for the past three years
also are being scanned.
I Weather Report I
• *
Temperature at 7 a. m -K
Highest yesterday 5'J
Lowest Inst night -7
Precipitation to 7 a. m • • •
Highest wind velocity 1-
WEATIIER FORECAST
For Bismarck and vicinity: Fair
tonight and Wednesday; moderate
temperature.
For North Dakota: Fair tonight
and Wednesday; moderate tempera
ture.
Weather Conditions
The pressure is low over the west
ern Canadian Provinces and high
over the New England States. Tem
peratures have risen in the Missis
* * sippi Valley and Great Lakes region
and moderate temperatures prevail in
all sections. Rain occurred along the
western slope of the Rockies and in
the north Pacific coast states while
elsewhere the weather is generally
f a ir.
Weekly Crop Reports
' > i The week opened with mild temper
ature. followed hy severe cold weath
er which somewhat delayed outside
work; latter part was piild and rapid
progress was made. Threshing is
practically completed and corn pick
ing is well advanced. Much highway
work is under way. Livestock are in
good condition..
ORRIS W. ROBERTS.
Official in Charge.
THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE
)NCE 'POO OFTEN
(leorge "Dutr'i" Anderson, top, lie
at the end of hi- trail on n cold -la
in the .Muskegon, Mich., morgue. I’h
notorious murderer and mail hand!
met death from hi.- own gun in th
hands of Detective Charles llamiaoiu
lower, who was al-o killc 1 hi th
duel. Tin* photo of Anderson wn
t akell at I lie mnrg■Ul , .
PROGRAM FOR
CORN SHOW IS
ANNOUNCED
Show Will Bo Best Yet Held—
Excrybodv Enl husiaslit*
Over 11s Features
I'he North Dakota State Corn
Show, which will be held in P>'.-marck
November IT, IS, llt and ‘JO, will be
the best show of its kind so far put
on in Hie state its well as the
best alt ructions that lias been staged
in Bismarck this year, in the opinion
of a number of local men who met.
at the A-.social ion of ('onimerro rooms
last evening and completed plans for
the big event. Committees were
formed to make final arrangements
for the show and their duties were
out lined.
Every one of the many men present,
at last night’s session was very enthu
siastic over the show, after hearing
the complete program outlined and a
determined effort is being made to
get every loyal, public spirited citizen
of Bismarck to get behind the affair
and be a booster for it. “While it is
a state show, Bismarck is responsible
for its success,” said one man pres
ent, “and the success or failure of
the enterprise depends almost entire
ly on the enthusiasm which is shown
locally.”
F. L. Conklin spoke before the reg
ular weekly Kiwunis club meeting
today in the interests of the show
ami another speaker will appear be
fore the Roturiuns tomorrow.
Complete Program
The program for the four days of
the show has been arranged as fol
lows :
Tuesday, Nov. 17
10 a. in. to 12:30 p. ni. Visit exhib
its. (Admission free.)
2:110 p. m.-Band concert: Prof.
Sorlien’s “Yellow Flint” Band. For
mal opening of show.
A. G. Sorlie
High class vaudeville Comedy jug
gling, talking, singing and dancing.
The clever Michclson and Graves com
bination. N
8:00 p. m. —Concert: Twelve Piece
Sweet Clover Orchestra.
Play: Zona Gale’s “Neighbors.”
Musical Novelties by a Tall Corn
Stalk (good ones).
Spectacular Corn Pageant--!00 peo
ple. Indians in Costume.
Vaudeville stunts.
Miehelson and Graves. -
Wednesday, Nov. 18
10:00 a. m. to 12:H0 p. m.—-Visit ex
hibits. (Admission free.)
12:15 ]». ni.- Kiwanians Banquet to
all Exhibitors and other invited
guests.
After Dinner Talk Pres. Charles
Donnelly.
2:30 p. m. —Concert, The Sweet
Clover Orchestra.
The Master Illusionist, Professor
Swift, in his thrilling act, saw
ing a human body in two parts in
plain view- of the audience.
(Continued on page three)
»;• ——
I Football Game
j Here Tomorrow i
Arrangements were near- i
ins completion at press time j
today for a football game in |
Bismarck tomorrow between j
the Bismarck and Ashley high i
school teams, it was praetic- i
ally certain this afternoon that I
the Ashley team will come hero j
Ifor tl)o game, which will he j
played at the hall grounds im- j
mediately after the close of the !
Armistice Day exercises at the |
Liberty Memorial building. !
DELEGATES AT i
RADIO MEETING:
ARE KEPT BUSY 1
j
Sonic E\|K*rts Want Lower
WaVv 1 Lengths Liven to
Commercial Stations
AMATEURS ARE OPPOSED
Dispuic Over Royalty on
Copt i' ht Music Occupying
(’or* Mtlct ahk* Time
Washing mi Noe. in. IA 3) t’om
ivi tv'-- « f ti. 1 .ninth national radio
roufer nr" v ; at t«i work today on the
specie. 1 problems assigned to their
study, with overcrowding in tin*
broadcasting field and the relations
between broadcasters and nm*ic c >py
rights overshadowing all other q'jos-
I lions before the delegates. The nine
committees, named by Secretary
Hoover at the opening session of the
conference yesterday, were scheduled
to m.il.e their preliminary rejiorts. af
ter separate meetings, to a lull meet
mg of the conference later in the day.
Another matter to which the dele
gate- are giving their attention is a
proposal by a number of radio ex
perts that the lower wave lengths be
tween 150 and 200 meters, now used
: by amateurs, he placed at the disposal
’of folium r -ial broadcasting stations.
, Opposition to this already has de
veloped among both amateur radio
broadcasters, and many owners of
commercial binadeasting stations who
are against any ehange in present
wave length allocations, at least un
til further international radio con
ferences next year.
The dispute between radio broad
casters and copyright owimi- al
ready has come sharply to the front
in the conference discussion- with
both sides asserting they will take
their cases to congress during the
coming session to obtain legislation
to protect their rights.
Want Itnynllv Basis lived
The broadcasters, through Haul 11.
Klaugh of New York, executive sec
retary of the National Association of
Broadcaster:., has propased that the
conference recommend legislation es
tablishing a fair basis for payment
of royalties to copyright owncis by
broadcasters.
In immediately opposing this plan
M. (’. .Mills of New ‘York, representa
tive of the American Society of Com
posers, Authors and Publishers, de
clared ii would amount to congres
sional price- fixing. Mr. Klaugh re
plied, however, that there was ur
gent need of a fixed lui..is ol royalties
in order that broadcasters might feel
a security from uncertain royalty
charges.
The conference has also passed
strong sentiment in favor of limiting
the number of broadcasting stations
to prevent further congestion of the
ether, with many favoring a reduc
tion in the present number of sta
tions.
BLAZER TRIAL
NEAR CLOSE
Doctor Unable to Distinguish
Del ween Right and Wrong,
Alienists Say
Littleton, Colo., Nov. 10.—The trial
of Dr. Harold Elmer Blazer, who is
charged with the murder of his 34-
year-old daughter, the “child woman”
who never grew up, neared its final
stages today as the defense prepared
to summon its last witness and the
prosecution likewise was prepared to
close its case with two rebuttal wit
nesses.
Defense counsel for the country
physician executed a surprising about
face movement yesterday when it
dismissed the defendant himself from
the witness stand without diving in
to its announced plan of contending
that the “human husk” Blazer slew
had no soul and that it was no crime
to take her life.
On the contrary, H. \V. Spangler,
defense counsel, diTw from the phy
sician the statement that he believed
in immortality, and that lie believed
his daughter had a soui.
Told About “Spells”
Lewis Mowcry, chief of defense
counsel, indicated, however, that his
filial wolds might seek to justify his
client’s act, by calling up the ancient
law of nature the survival of the
fittest.
Blazer was on the stand the great
er part of the time yesterday and of
fered his side of the case in a scries
of answers that told of the “spells”
he suffered and of his fears that
Hazel might become a “burden on
some one else” and his “abhorrence”
of having her placed in an institu
tion in case he died without leaving
adequate provision for her mainten
ance.
Two Denver alienists testified late
yesterday that Blazer was unable to
“distinguish between the right and
wrong” on the day the crime was
committed.
12 Cases Ready
for Federal Court
Grand Forks, N. D., Nov. in.— (A*) —
Twelve cases of alleged illegal entry
into the United States are scheduled
to he brought before the federal dis
trict court at Fergus Falls, Minne
sota, today by the Grand Forks dis
trict officials of the United States
immigration department.
•If the criminal actions are dismiss
ed under the ruling recently laid down
by the circuit court of appeals at St.
Louis, the aliens will he held for de
portation, according to the immigra
tion officials.
BISMARCK, NORTH TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 10. 1925
Patrolman Killed
by Bomb Explosion
Which Wrecks Home
Chicago, Nov. in. (Jp) - ~\ bovdi <>\.
plosion that, partly wrecked hi.- home,
a two story flat, and shuttered win
dow- :.nd juried le ideiiee ; for
blocks, lasi night killed Patrolman
t ltd M. Sch la i twhile lie was
fixing the fuinaee in the ha senmid.
I nalde In ascribe a motive, tile po
lice believe he was a victim of a plot
against <‘api. fra McDowell, vigorous
prosecutor of bootleggers and ruin
runners, his next door neighbor.
Schmitz, was employed on fratfic duty.
Death from shock may he another
result of the bombing. Mrs. Mary
Maloncv, <52. recovering from a seri
ous operation, was sitting at the win
dow of her home near by when the
ex| 10-ion *cnt the glass into her face,
ml she sutfered a dangerous eollap
NORTH M. E.’S
IN FAVOR OF
UNIFICATION
1 ttli 1 Is Hi,315 for and 811 j
Against—Southern Metho
dists Still Voting
j
Chicago, N’ov. |h. h4 y >-. The North-]
e:ti Methodist church lias voted for
unification with the Southern Metho
dist;. The vote has been tmdci way i
fur Months and pn.--.nge by the con-j
.-1 it ut ional majority necessary wa
announced today as for, ami
Ml against.
The Southern .Methodists are till
voting, with tin* re-ult -dill in doubt.
I)r. It. ,1. Wade, secretary of the
general conference of the Northern
Methodist Episcopal church, who
made the announcement, said that al
though the constitutional in a iorily
had been passed on the votiA of U>o
conferences, til conferences of lii.s
church had not yet officially reported
their, votes.
“If there should he a two-thirds
majority in the .Methodist Episcopal
church South for unification," his
statement said, “then the Methodist
Episcopal church would call a special
general conference to meet with tho
general conference of the Methodist
Episcopal church South, which meets
in its regular session in May, H)2li.
“The Methodist Episcopal < hurch,
according to the official vote, has def
initely decided for unification and it.
is assumed that the majority of votes
will continue to lie very large. Should
a two-thi m.i majority In* secured by
tin* Methodist. Episcopal, South, and
that is more probable at (lie present
time than for some months past, the
breach earned in IS 1 would he heal
ed and the two churches would be
come one.’’
official tabulations of (ho Southern
church vote, ns made public Sunday,
showed 2,5" I for unification, and
2.U51 again. -I, the former being NTH
votes short of a constitutional nia
jority on the vote to date.
Attempt to
Kill Rumanian
King Thwarted
Vienna, Nov, 10. — A Communist at
tempt to assassinate King Ferdinand
of Rumania has been thwarted. Lying
in wait at a country inn for the king
to return from hunting, a band of
Communists was captured by troops
after repulsing gendarmes with re
volvers and hand grenades yesterday.
Advices today from Galatz, Rumania,
describe the affair. One soldier and
one gendarme were wounded.
COUNSEL ADMITS
CLIENT HAS SOME
COLORED BLOOD
White Plains, S'. V’., Nov. 10. <A a )
Counsel for Mrs. Alice Jones Rhine
lander, being sued for annulment of
her marriage to Leonard Kip Rhine
lander on the ground of fraudulent
representation of her race, today ad
mitted in open court that their client
had some colored blood.
The admission was made by Leo
Parson Davis, chief of defense coun
sel. He said:
“The defense counsel withdraws
previous denial as to the blood of Ill
defendant and to shorten the trial
admits that the defendant has sumo
colored blood.”
Davis then asked Supreme ('our;
Justice Morschauser to instruct tin
jury .to disregard that portion of tin*
outline of the plaintiff’s case, made
yesterday by Isaac N. Mills, which
referred to the mental development
of young Rhinelander. He also ob
jected to the portion of Mr. Mills’
outline which cast reflections on the
Vgood name” of the defendant. Jus
tice Morschauser refused to instruct
the jury on these points, holding that
they were relevant.
Local Kiwanians
Will Attend the
Tri-state Meet
E. B. Cox, P. E. Byrne and George
Shafer have been elected by the local
Kiwanis club as delegates to the con
vention of North and South Dakota
and Minnesota clubs in St. Paul Fri
day, December 13. The convention
will he concluded with a dancing par
ty at the St. Paul Athletic club Fri
day evening with the St. Paul Ki
wanis dub as host. Cabaret enter
tainment also has been provided.
The program for the day will open
with a breakfast at 8 o’clock, followed
by addresses by William Green of
Fargo, past governor of the district,
and reports of the lieutenant gover
nors of the various states* Mayor
Arthur E. Nelson and Charles F. Col
lison will also speak.
Durkin, Chicago Gunman, Would Be in
Jail If It Were Not for Loyal Woman
i;v i:m j. umitoNs \
NK\ Service Writer
• lnea-'o. Nnv. to. This is (lie story j
of a gii! who loved a murderer.
The inniiliTcr isn't an ordinary
man. Hi dating and resourc.*l‘uine>-:
have (arm’.l for h.i.i the ti b' of " I lie j
Mink." 11. i. wanted in more citie 1
than lu can eminl on tin- fim.’ers of!
his two bands. Hr has killed seven!
men.
And the gill isn't an ordinary girl.i
oil her.
(In at least one occasion it was!
her nerve and ingenuity that saved]
hill) from tin’ grip of the law.
The man i, s Maitiu •). Duikin, the;
man who wear- a bullet ••tool' vest ]
and who shoots last and accurately'
w hell he is cornet ( it
Ihe girl i Betty Wernc*-. who had
i separated from her b u-ha ml i.nd who]
j was fit t attracted to Durkin hec.'iu.-e
lie wijs kind to her hahv.
Held ill Jail
Duil.ii) is now the object ot a- in
tensive a man-hunt a- has tilled Chi-1
] eago i*i years, and Betty e being held!
. in jail in the hope that soma sort |
i of information as to his whereabouts;
I may be pumped out of her. Thu a far. i
] none has.
| Durkin’s specialt yis stealing *svi‘ ■»-
j mold! *s. and ii has led him into all
' kinds of t rouble.
I 'Several months ago he - hot i fa ler- j
Jal pr hibitiou agent to dentil here.
| (’lad ni his hullet-pi iiof v est, I'.’ur-j
J kin lei the agent fire three or f.iurj
j shots at him at close range; then he!
] laiigln’ii ami killed the agent,
j Tiicn. a week ago, Durkin was trap-]
j pe l by a squadron of police in anj
| a part ment. Hi' shot his way to free
■dm.', killing one policeman,
j Bat till* most romantic of hi many'
(•seam - came about a veer ago. when (
i ho had been arrested in a California!
J town after lie had .-hot a couple of,
( policemen who had caught him -tea! <
, ing an auto.
It was Betty who saved him.
i ('apliiied aftei a hot iliasc lie was,
] taken to the ««lfit f the chief ot ]
j police for quest inning,
j Ret'y Impelled along a little later |
'and stood in the hallway of tli" sta
tion and danced a shimmy.
, lltr antics attracted the entire I
| force from duty, and after a few for-]
(■ward gestures, writhes and wriggles
she wa - urcessful in reaching the |
door to the chief's oll'ice.
t With mu* swift motion slie pu-he 1 j
| it open lieli>te the hypnotized police
force realized what she was about. i
Floe to Safety
Tin* door then shimmed to and
j rtnight with its automatic lock.
When i was finally hattcrid dowim
j Betty and Marty wee well on their]
way to safety.
Betty i- now in a jail cell here.
She is arc that Durkin will never
he taken at b a t nut alive.
1 “He wa.- good to me and kind to
those he liked," says Betty. “Hej
r.'itlly didn't want to be bad, tail folks
'were ai ' afraid of him because he
wasn’t afraid of them."
today every policeman ami fader
a I oll'ice i ml In* land It .t Imi n in
alluded to hoot Dm kin on sight
. and tin a * | lie Ii on Ii i in, if In- l till
| a I i VC.
j Till* orders are In limit him ill lln*
. bead and not low. r down, because of
the armored vest i ti.it the killer
wear.-,
1
SOCIALISTS
THREATEN TO
DEFEAT PLAN
Uale of Premier Painleve’s
Financial Policies Is Still
Very Uncertain
Paris, Nov. 10. </P) After three
days of laborious discussion the fi
nancial committee of the chamber of
deputies .-till is far from having
reached a decision on Premier Pain
-1 eve’s proposed measures to restore
the finances of tin* country.
The government yesterday gained a
slight advantage when the committee
rejected by a narrow margin the idea
of a capital levy, but at the same
time it appears to have lost the sup
port of the socialists, who are chag
rined over rejection of their remedy
and threaten to vote against the
government’s entire plan when it
emerges from committee.
The fresh lift in tile left bloc cre
ated considerable commotion in tin*
lobbies of parliament where certain
of the deputies consider the govern
ment’s chances of obtaining a major
ity for its project are becoming more
and more problematical. Several
prominent men, notably M. Franklin
Bouillon, the radical leader, are ad
vocating the formation of a national
administration in which all shades of
public opinion are represented as the
only possible reunion of the crisis.
It is noted in parliamentary circles
that the suggestion of a lottery lom
is gaining adherents. A daily draw
ing of prizes is being suggested.
PROPOSAL FOR CAPITAL
LEVY IS REJECTED
Paris, Nov. It). (A 3 ! Efforts to cl
foct a compromise between tiie con
flicting elements in the Painleve ma
jority failed this morning, and the
bloc of the left is now thought to be
disrupted beyond repairs. A cabinet
meeting has been called for 5 p. iii.
to consider the situation.
The socialist leader. M. Blum, de
manded a vote in the finance commit
tee of the chamber of deputies on the
socialist proposal for a capital levy.
The committee rejected the propos
al, lrt to 12, upon which M. Blum de
clared the left bloc was dead. He
said he would bring the question up
in the chamber of deputies and oblige
the various groups to assume their
responsibilities before the country.
CAPITAL LEVY ON
S FAT lIMTIES DfiFE AT El)
Paris, Nov. 10 - (/P) A capital levy,
described as a 15 per cent tax on se
curities, was defeated today in the
finance committee of the chamber of
deputies which -is studying Premier
Painleve’s plan for financial restora
tion of the French treasury.
(Continued on page three)
Above, Hefty Werner as she looks in In r cell in the < liicago jail; below
Martin .1. Durkin.
'| lii vc t ha dt lie. led the charge that Durkin i- -till alive solitevvlu ri
uJ‘ a shotgun aimed point blank. in a jd:u •• to vvl.i. h lie vani In d. a. In
It i. one of tin principal reasons ilvvays v.itii lie alter a new killing
Aged Resident
of Minot Dies
Minot, N'. D.. \..v. H'. '-4’) .1. J •.,
White of Minot, ■ ie l l s.'i, r'ivil :i *
veteran and :i brother of I’niicdj
State's Trcasur *r I rani. White. < 1 i<•*l j
at his home in Minot last night, a-|
a result of hanlenine. of the arterie-.j
He had been ill for several month'.
Funeral services are to be held in!
Minot tomorrow afternoon at 2 p. m.j
from the Presbyterian church. with i
the Rev. W. C. Hunter officiating.
Tile body will l>e taken to Stillman:
Valley, Illinois, his old home, lo
ti urial.
SCIENCE HAS
FOUND EXISTENCE
OF STRONG RAYS
Madison, Wis., Nov. !•*. t^ 3 ' Se’>-
enee has established the existence of
new rays, stronger than ultra X-rays
and 1.000 time- greater in frequency,
with ionization the same at all times
of the day or night and of 10.000,000
volt variety.
They were partly described by Hr.
K. A. Millikan of the California In
stitute of Technology to the conven
tion of the National Assembly o!
Scienee here. He has studied them
since the world war, bogilining where
German scientists quit, and making
various test,*.
The rays, unnamed, are due to at
oms passing over to other atoms, with
the sun having no effects on the ac
tion. he said. They appear through
out space, bombard the ear th I rum
all directions at all times and have
extraordinary absorbing power.
Electroscopes taken aloft in bal
loons on mountain tops and immersed
in mountain lakes, were used in mak
ing tests whereby certain factors
were eliminated and the existence of
the rays determined, he said.
With Dr. Millikan’s utterances as
the first thrill before it, the conven
tion today speculated on the possible
result in'the light of scientific dis
covery that might accrue to the world
from the address of I‘rofessor A. A.
Mochelson of the I'niversity of Chi
go on “The Velocity o‘. Light.
Prof. - Mochelson on similar occa
sions in the past lias made new and
startling statements in the field of
science. He- intended to discuss his
recent experiment at Mount Wilson
to determine the velocity of light to
the highest degree of accuracy.
RELIGION IN COMMERCE
Des Mhiries, la.-, Rev. Harry H.
Koontz, who has turned from the
pulpit to the world of commerce,
is finding practical Christianity
through the medium of salesmanship.
“I get more religion out of the
world practicing salesmanship than
1 could if I studied theology 20
years,” says Koontz.
INCOME TAX
LAW CASES
TO BE HEARD
Standard Oil Company lie
fuses to Pay—Method of
Assessment Attacked
Two eases involving interpretation
of North Dakota income tax laws by
federal courts are ,-latcd for decision
this winter, it was said today at the
office of the state tax commissioner.
Iloth cases involve the Standard Oil
company and both are of the same
nature snee they involve the right to
assess income taxes on the basis of
the method of keeping books ap
proved by the state tax commissioner.
The first cane will be heard by
three federal judges sitting in a body
in St. Paul about November 20 and
is entitled the Standard Oil company
vs. T. H. H. Thoresen, state tax com
missioner. and George F. Shafer, at
torney genera i.
Deduct ions Disallowed
When the Standard Oil company
filed it' income tax' return for 11*23,
the tax commissioner’s office chal
lenged its accuracy, refusing to allow
certain deductions made by the com
pany. The Standard Oil company re
fused to pay and the present ease
was the result. The legal point at
issue is whether or not the 11)23 tax
lav. under which the state tax' com
missioner acted is constitutional.
Taxes for 11)21 have not been paid in
full, according to the tax commission
office figures, since an attempt to
collect what the state considers full
payment was deferred pending the
outcome of the present ease.
The other ease h;ts been set for
hearing January 13 in the federal
court of appeal for the eighth dis
trict at St. Louis, it involves the in
terpretation of the 1919 income tax
law; the forerunner of the present
law which was amended in 1923. The
amount which the Standard Oil com
pany refused to pay in this case was
$77,000, making the total amount di
rectly involved in the two cases $89.-
000 in addition to taxes for 1924 and
subsequent years. In the St. Louis
case the state is appealing from an
adverse decision given bv Judge Mill
er in the federal court here.
SYMBOL OF WELCOME
Honolulu.—“ Aloha Tower,” Hono
lulu’s municipal waterfront edifice,
is rapidly being rushed to comple
tion. The Tower is being liuilt to
serve ns a symbol of welcome to in
coming ships and to house customs
and waterfront officials. When
completed the structure will be 17b
feet high and capped by a huge
timelrall with the word “Aloha”
across the front face. “Aloha”’ is
a Hawaiian expression of greeting
and farewell.
FINAL EDITION
PRICE FIVE CENTS
FILMS
YPRESBATTLE
PRINCE PHOTOS
TAKEN BY GANG
Demonstration Relieved Duo
In Extremists Anti-Rrit-
ish Sentiment
A(J A INST THE PARADE
Headquarters; of Armistice
Day Committee Raided—
Records Are Stolen
Dublin. Nov. 10. 1/4 3 ) To undying
anti-British sentiment among the ex
treme Sirm Fciners, which scorns to
have been especially roused by the
, preparation- t<> revive the Armistice
May scene which surprised and tinker
ed them in 1021, is attributed a series
i of armed raids on two moving pic
ture shows and the headquarters of
the Armistice celebration committee.
The moving picture shows raided
were “I'he Hattie of Y pres," and a
film showing the doings of the l’rinee
of Wales on his recent tour of Africa
and South America.
Jn both house the films were seized
and taken away by the raiders.
At the movie house where the bat
tle picture was being shown several
men, all armed, did the work.
At the point of revolvers the man
ager was compelled to return the
money of the spectators, after which
the men made their way out of the
,theatre.
.Men Mashed and Armed
It was tit Kingstown that the pic
ture of the J'rinco of Wales was stol
en. Here the job was done in five
minutes. The gang paid admissions
to the show. They donned masks,
then drew their revolvers and made
a dash to the operating room. They
quickly overpowered the staff ol the
theatre and escaped through a hack
door.
The raid on the offices of the Brit
ish Legion, headquarter of the Ar
mistice day committee, succeede I
: through the same methods. The men
i entered in a group, pointed their re
volvers at a clerk, searched the of
i fiees, seized the books containing
j names of the collectors of the “Inlan
ders poppy fund" and made their wav
out of the building.
| The Republicans held a meeting
hi-t night to protest against the Im-
I periaiist spirit which is about to man-
I ift*st itself on Armistice day.
Would Slop I’roccssH.n
; Mrs. F. Shecky Skeffington, irt. a
speech, said the Republicans vvollld
I not tolerate the street- of Dublin be
i ing desecrated by such a procession
I -is (hat of last year, nor would they
1 allow the union jack be Haunted
in the faces of Dublin's eitizeua, She
I appealed to all those present to to
loperate in preventing the prt.cession.
iChurch Votes iri
I Favor of Killing
Diseased Member
Denver, Nov. 10. </P) The hoard
of director of a Denver church lias
[officially voted in favor of a "warm
I blooded execution” for Harney Haugh
j t*y, prominent attorney and politician
j who is suffering from a malignant
disease, providing Haughey is found
| to be incurable and desirous of dy
ing, and a way can be found to tar.e
! such action legally.
The directors voted on the question
at the request of Haughey, who lies
in a hospital while physicians battle
for his life. Haughey i- a member
of tin* institution the Liberal church
- which, aoordcing to its bishop,
, Frank H. Rice, has members in every
j state in the union.
Hishop Rice announced that the di-
I rectors voted "an ofticial act ot the
j church" favoring “the warm blooded
killing, based on our love and affec
tion l'or Barney Haughey.”
1 Haughey is H 7 years old and was an
(independent candidate for mayor of
Denver at the last election.
Bank at Grygla,
Minnesota, Closed
tst. Raul, Nov. in. (/P) The Citi
zen-’ State Bank of Grygla with de
posit- aggregating $7”>.()0(l, was closed
today because of lack of reserve, A.
J. Yoigel. commissioner of banks, an
'nounced. Guy N. Rotter is president
and J. T. Reterson is cashier.
Mr. Yeigel also announced that the
Farmers' State Bank at Rerham has
i absorbed the First National bank of
that place, giving the institution com
: billed resources of SoOD.OUIi. I lie
State bank had a capital of $20,000
[while the First National had a capital
I of $2.”>,000. H. F. Thoelke is president
jof the combined bank and A. lb
Schvvarzrock is cashier.
Plans for Sanish,
Williston Bridges
Nearing Completion
Work on the plans for the two new
bridges over the Missouri river at
[ Willistori and Saltish rapidly is being
[ completed and should be finished by
j January 1, it was said at the state
I highway department today.
In a recent report to the state high
i way commission Chief Engineer H. C.
Frahm said that good bridge engi
: neers are scarce and that three now
[ men have been employed to work on
the plans. One of these already is
( on the job and the others are ex
' pected in the near future.
The work of drawing the plans has
| been taken over by the state highway
[ department instead of letting the con
| tract to a private engineering firm as
i was the ease with the Liberty mem
orial bridge between Bismarck and
Mandan. Drawings are being made
from y field data obtained earlier in
the year by survey parties. Because
of lack of room in the highway de
partment offices the senate chamber
at the state capital has been turned
over to draftsmen for their work.

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