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pU. ll'l.i 1 ]f-r- V't. 0 ,V Mi E E N I N E IT I O N VOLUME 16. Action On Extra Territorial Rights Postponed Until Tomorrow Question 01 Domestic Control jOf Chi nese Railroads 'Is Brought Washington, Nov. 28.—(By ,the As sociated Press.)—A resolution declar ing for relinquishmerit of foreign post office privileges in .China was adopted today by the nine powers sit as a committee on Pacific and Far Eastern questions. I The date of January 1, 1923, was set for the abandonment of foreign postofflcea and this was agreed to by •Jl the powers represented except Jjl pan, whose representatives asked for time to hear from their government. The Japanese delegates,- It was said, aid not object to January 1, 1928 as the date for abandoning their post offices. but felt that they did not have thfe' Authority to agree to that date without referring the matter to Tokio. Defer Action. The nine powers committee de ferred final action uYitil tomorrow on the question of extra territorial rights in, China. The Principle of closing for eign courts in China. It Was said, was agreed to' but consideration of the formal resolution went over. Chinese representatives at today's meeting brought up the domestic con trol of Chinese railways. The ques tion, however, went over for con sideration at another meeting of the full nine powers' tomorrow morning. The- Chinese railway question, ac cording to Chinese representatives, would necessarily 1—olve OBium. had ljeen |«nt" into China throtighi the foreign' postal system^ 'A'xiy.: x'igti Mtoc PreKBts Resoladon. yfehatfcr, iot the American det^sattbn today, presenteAijme .resolu tirtiw dealing with Chitfme' postoffloes i«rtd foreign extra territorial rights. The, latter. resolution was discussed, 9 jjfd it.'V.aa' said there was general as aent^ta the plan of the sub-committee of YFhlch Senator Lodge is chairman," for ali international commission', of jurists' to go to China and study Chinese ^durt' administration. Sena tor ledge's sub-cothmittee was called^ to meet later in the day to draft the final forih of the resolution. In adopting the resolution for abandonment of fbreign postofflcea the committee decided to add a provision for adherefice to the plan of other na tions, not represented in the confer ence,- haying a few postoffices In China, Denmark, Sweden and one or two other nations were said to have postal ^stations and the resolutions weird broadened to provide for* adher ence of such nations to the agreement for closing foreign postoffices. Delegates expect the Japanese gov ernment to give its assent to January 1. 1928, as the date for closing its postoffices in China. Thersttb-committee headed by Sen ator Underwood of the American dele gation^"appointed to deal with Chinese customs will meet tomorrow to begin its study of the question. '. Reports Denied. Washington, Nov. 28.—(By the Associated Press,) —Published re ports alleging use Of harsh words by Premier Brland of Franco while in Washington against Sen atpr Sohanzcr, head of the Italian armament oonferenoe delegatlmi, were' formally denied in a state ment made today by Chairman HoltfiM at a meeting of the con ference committee on Far Eastern and Pacific questions. Ihe reports which have led to much' comment In Europe and to demonstrations against. the ryc«»ch In Italy wck«. •, I i:-. )..",- n-i-Kf-,} i*+fj V-' -v. I 1 the matter of Sharituner which'is regarded as one of the big problems with which the Washington conference may have to deal, so far as Far Eastern affairs are concerned. The resolution adopted-by the arms conference today relating to postal agencies In China provides that for eign postal systems there shall be abandoned on a date to .be finally agreed, upon later and on condition that the Chinese government shall maintain agreed upon later and on condition that the Chinese govern mentsha'l maintain an "efficient Chi nese postal service." A provision is also included under which the Chinese customs authorl ties will be permitted to examine pos tal matters passing-through the for eign postal agencies in' order, to deter mine 'Whether dutiable jr contraband KOk3» are coming.'.into the 'country, through postal chanppls. .. f, yfhe latter* provUWoft .is Understood to ha.ve been- incited as' a result of charges toy Chineii a^UthoHties that said It Mr. Hughes to be absolutely without foundation. 4Te also was under stood to have declared thaf the relations between (he French and Italian delegatlorts within the conference had been most friend ly.'" AC Bria^d. Mr. Hughes asaert cd, had jaied no worfls whatever Ottt tapl 0?e offense to Italy In any .'manner. 9*nc Vivlanl, pres ent Soad .of the French dele«a tkm speaking after Mr. Hughes, a-'so denied the reports. Questions Answered. Wa^hirigton, Nov. 28.—r(By the As Hopiated Press!)—American nav^l ex pertA' presented to the Japanese and British offlcars today detailed answer* to queiitiona presented last week as to the American naval reduction pro gram. The full membership df, the technical commission of the arms confer^hce waa not in session. The pxtensive ^examination' of flg ureS of all three powers as to existing navftl' strength of each country has not reunited in any change of the orig-j tnal'flifut-es In Secretary Hughes' pro vo&L. It was said authoritatively tp day ncrihlstafces ln calculation had been,revealed during the discussion by the ettMWtS. The data submitted today by the American group had to do, it .was un derstood, with questions asked by the jstM|iteiKi,'as to the exact meaning of certain paragraphs of the American rfeftiMstity* plan. The speclflc mature of the paipta involved i*ras not Revealed, own. howevar. that the Amer- Berts teal that they have been jibow that tKere exiats no rea Shan«e any of the tonnajpe estl- ablet Mifi thr«a. .1 nowera upon tie AmeriQ§n plan' was based and' it'M Mfra^ed1 \that during the tOonttnued on,U vrt- !A- A'2m1 i4 -t.,.':.5, FOR RELINQUISHMENT RIGHTS IN CHINA WILUAMS PROBABLY WILL BE BACK IN CHARGE OF GOPHERS Minneapolis, Nov. 28.—Dr. H. L. Williams, for 22 years coach of foot ball at the University of Minnesota, probably yrill be back in charge of the Gophers next year and James Paige, chairman of the athletic board of con trol, will retain his position for an other year at least and will probably be chosen president of 'the western conference association Saturday at Chicago. This was the turn in. the athletic upheaval at the university which ap peared almost certain this morning, when it became known that alymni committee on athletics will stiomit recommendations pr the fulfillment of Dr. Williams' contract calling for another yedr. 1 MOSfWBK LOOT IS FOUND Lad Confesses to Travellers On Train That He Parti cipated in Robbery. Boston, Nov. 28.—Police announc ed today that Johri Dubok of Scran ton, Pa., arrested last night in a room in Everett, where $20,000 was flo-und, had admitted It was part of the loot in the $28,000 payroll robbery outside the shoe factory of A. G. Walton & Company at Chelsea, last Saturday! He admitted he was one of the robber band, he said- James Luna of Oliphant, Pa., ad mitted driver of the bandit car, was at a hospital for -treatment iOf a wound inflicted by the bask messen ger. The messenger of the First Nation al bank identified Dubok. tie prom ised police to aid in locating the $8, 000 not yet recovered, which he said was hidden in Chelsea. Turns Over Loot. Detroit, -Mich., Nov. 28.—Mistaking for detectives two fellow travelers on a Michigan Central train arriving here -this forenoon, John Petkewics, 17 years old, confessed to them that he had participated in the $28,000 payroll holdup outside the A. G. Wal ton & Company ,, shoe factory at Chelsea,., Mass., last, Saturday. Petke wics turned- oyer tip ithe two.. -citizens $5,000 in ctehAwhich he said was his ghare of the loot obtained .in the holdup. EQUITY EXPECTS HrttEST ,,v JFIGHf IN HISTORY "TGau Claire! Wis., Nov. 28.—Three campaign headquarters were in full blast here today prior to the opening of the annual convention of the Wis consin Union of the American Society of Equity here Tuesday.-- The advance guard of the 1,000 del egates or more who will be here were /Uready on -the ground and ready for What old campaigners in the ranks of the Equity predict will be .the hottest and moat exciting .convention in the history 'bt the organization. J. N. Tittemore, former president of the society, was the first man on the ground. H^ denied reports that he was gloing to inject himself ln-to the proceedings as a candidate for president, but admited he was prepar ing to -put a third, or dark horse can didate in the field. President E. C. Pommerening open ed headquarters at a hotel this morn ing and^the entire official family of •Equity officers and directors are quartered there with him. Although they anticipate a hard fight, the Pommerening forces say they are confident of victory in the election on Wednesday. & PARTY tt .,Jffi£ANIZlNG FOR CAMPAIGN IN 1924 (Herald Special Service.) Bismarck, N. D., Nov. 28.—The North Dakota state committee of the proposed Liberal party was named at a conference here today presided over by J. A. H. Hopkins of the committee of 48. J. W. Deemy, Mrs. C. G. Boise and J. H. Calderhead of Bismarck were named chairman, vice chairman and secretary, respectively, of the, committee. Resolutions were adopted whereby the conference adopted the name of Liberty party for the 1924' campaign in North Dakota. 1 The Nonpartisan league administra tion in North Dakota was praised andi resolutions declaring Frarier, Lemke and H&gan were defeated in the re call election through misrepresenta tion called upon one of three to be candidate for United States senator next year. Nelson, Mason, who was secretary to Frazier, presided at the meetingajy 50,000,000 BUSHELS OF GRAIN PLEDGED U. S. GRAIN GROWERS St.' Paul, Minn., Nov. 28.—r-More than fifty million bushels of' grain have been pledged by farmers in eleven states to the U. S. Grain Grow ers, Inc., tg be marketed through co operative, channels, according to a weekly summary published by the or ganization today. The statements say contracts have been received from 26,997 farmers, including 266 from farmers in Minnesota. Secret Indictment y* ,, Returned In Inquiry Of Boilding Trades New York, Nov. 28.—The federal rrand jury investigating the building trades today returned a secret indict ment to Judge August N. Hand, During the inquiry it waa under stood that witnesses who had testified before the .Lockwood legislative com mittee at the time it was examining the allfeffed plate and -window floss Tomhlne, had been heard. W& -. vjjL NORTH DAKOTA'S •'. GREATEST iS4*' GRAND FOIjEKS, A Unique Program. Members of the marshal's party, after the program here h&d been con cluded, declared that It was the most original which they had encountered in the course of their tour, and the one 'which they would longest re member. The smoking of the peace pipe was the cllmai of the ceremonies at tending on Marshal Foch's visit. Pic ture the stage of the Bistaarck audi torium filled on one side with the seried ranks of the American Legion in their somber olive drab uniforms, and on the other with a party of In dians in full panoply of paint and feathers, while alone in the center the veteran marshal of France and the aged Indian chief. The one in his Simple uniform of horizon blue and the other In all his barbaric splendor of"costume,#crowned with his war bonnet which reached to his feet. As the chief advanced with the decorated peace pipe in his hand the Indians raised a weird chant to the accompaniment of a eipgle tom-tom. led by an aged squaw seated in the center of the group. Old Indian Speaks. V. Marshal Foch is Made Indian Chief When h«S Welcomed To North Dakota By Governor Nestos And Phillip Bangs, Commander Of North Dakota Legion Marshal Deeply Affected By Ceremonies. (By Staff Correspondent.) Bismarck N. tfov. 28.-3hief 'Charging Thunder^', who is also a marshal of France, and Chief Red Tomahawk of the" Standing Rock Sioux Indians smoked the pipe of peace together at the Bismarck* audi torium yesterday while over 2 #00 people, all who could crowd into the building, cheered them. Marshal Foch and his party were the guests of the state of North Da kota for an hour and a half yesterday, during which time the marshal had added temporarily to his many honors that of being appointed state com mander of the American Legion, Commander Philip R. Bangs of Grand Forks resigning in his favor during his stay in the city. Then, amid profound silence, the old Indian spoke, his words being translated by an interpreter. "My "friend," said he, "when the cornerstone ofj thft big red house on the hill (the capitol) was laid I came here because Ifelt that I was part of the governmentvOf the country. Now-., I have come to see a great war chief*! "We will smoke the pipe of peace I together. JEjfer* it is," extending the richly adornejtKjpipe. SWs bowl Is of stone, as flVrii as the peaoe which unites lis, Its as the path of travel ,t-«p*th .. %Kkc Feaco is as straight, we shall: He lighted tite'pipe, whiffs and passed it (o thq marshal who repeated the cerpnony. It waa then passed, to -'Major A. E. drewj a with which the pipe was attorned. "Let these feathers, the color of blood," said he, "remind you that our young men shed their blood with yours over the water." Fodi Deeply Affected. Marshal Foch was plainly deeply affected and replied, his' words also being interpreted. "I thank you for this honor. I know the record which the American Indians who fought in France made, and I am here partly to greet the (Continued on page 17). "', rrf, •/j. f, v' 1 •*,$•£* Visits State Capital Billings, Mont., Nov. 28.—Marshal Foch will, be made a chief of the Crow Indian tribe today at the Crow agency here. The'marshal's special train ar rived here early this morning and, after a brief, atop, was switched 'to the Crow.agency, south of here. The Foch party will first visit the Custer battlefield, also the scene of the battle of the Little Big Horn in the present League of Nations." VJj. v-u. t-" Mandan, who advanced to receive it. Northern Ftersia have been granted to.the Standard Oil company ton fifty Now," continued the old Indian, "We give you a name and that name shall be 'Charging Thunder,' and when' the thunder storms roll across the prairie from the west we shall think of you." He paused for a moment,, and then n^n- visits Here—A. Bacon President 6f the Minot Display Adver THE MOST POPULAR MAN IN THE WORLD homornh* LoridtJn, Nov. 2'8—A despatch ta (he years.,- The newspaper adds that it is reported that the Persian government will- receive 12 per cent of the gross profits. tislng company, was in Grand Forks today attending to business affairs, and visiting his son. Warren Bacon, 'a student at the state university. Mr. Bacon marked the Roosevelt highway trail through the state of North Da kota. (DEAD CARRIER PIGEON FOUND. St. Cloud, Minn.. Nov. 28.—A dead carrier nlgeon banded 29188 A and 1748 A N was found on the campus of the state teachers training college here this morning. The bird had been shtt. PU£* l$sj$& 3 P., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1821. Marshal Foch Arrived In Billings .... ARBUCKLEON STAND HAKES MANVDENIALS Says Miss Rappe Took Sick WhUe in His Room in Hotel St. Francis. On the Return trip a brief stop will' Jured Virginia Rappe, saying that he be made at Billings qhortly after noon. had invited nto one to the party but En route to Butf.e a brief stop also Mrs. May Taube. will be. made at Bozeman. From Butte the special. train will proceed: to St. Gives His Story. Maries, Idaho, which, will be jrfached Arfruckle said he had an engage Tuesday, and thence to Spokane,' ment 'to go out with Mrs. Taube a Wash.4 ,ti few minutes after Miss Rappe is al leged to have been injured by htm. ,4 HARDING'S PLAN FAVORED BY THE BRITISH PRESS London, Nor. 28.—(By the Assodr Names Of Alleged Slackers Published [i-j In Soldiers' Paper Denies Inviting Anyone to Party With Exception of Mrs. May Taube. 811,1 Franoisco, 1876, will be viewed. Then will follow ^ufckle took the stand today in the the induction of the'French .soldier as manslaughter case against htm. ,Ar a chief of the Crow Indians'. Several I buckle said he came to San Francisco hundred members of the tribe will rrom participate in the ceremonies, which stopped at the Hotel Francis. He will be in charge of Chief. Plenty aamed the guests at the party in Coups of the Crows. I which he ib alleged to have fatally in- sick. 1 Nov. 28.—Fatty Ar- Los Angeletf September 3 and Bhe'w'Kn*^8 DAYLIGHT MOVIES on the bathroom floor very I assisted her. "She was holdyig her abdomen and I gave her some water. "While I assisted her. Miss Prevost *»d lothers entered the room. I went ated Press.)—President Harding's Into another room, and when I came suggestion for a continuing series of back Miss Rappe -was on the bed tear-' international conferences, the conclu- ing her clothing." sions of which would be observed un-j Arbuckle said he was dressed in a der .a "gentleman's agreement" 1s bathrobe and underclothing. The given prominence in the morning bathrobe was introduced and he iden newspapers, but there is little com- tified It. ment on-It. I "I helped her to the bed." Ar- The Westminster Gazette', looks buckle continued. "She said that she hopefully for the development from I had dizzy spells often Then I went such a series of conferences of some back to the bathroom When I re new association of nations, which Will turned Miss Rappe was on the fl'oor 'embody and extend the authority of rolling and\moaning. I placed lAr on the bed again. "Mrs. Delmont, a guest at the par ty, told me to leave Miss Rappe," Ar buckle testified. "I to"d Mrs. Del mont to 'shut up' or I would throw her out of the window." Carried Miss Kappc Out. i. lv, Arbuckle told of taking Miss Rappe Duluth, Minn., Nov./ 28.—Names of: from the room and into another room 78 alleged "slackers" residing in St. with the assistance of Harry Boyle, Louis. Lake. Cook, Carlton. Itasca assistant manager of the hotel, and Koochiching counties are publish- The door leading from his room to ed in the .current issue of "The ..Nor- the corridor and a window of the them Legionnaire." official American room were open he said Legion publication, of northern Min- "i dlj not hear Miss nesota. hurt me' or anything that could be More names, will be published, each «, understood." he testified. month-as tnejhare supplied by General' Om&r Bundy, commander tf the Ninth Army 'Corps. 1 STANDARD OIL CO. GETS CONCESSIONS IN NORTH PERSIA R^ppe -he He denied having forced Miss Rap- "V™ .-SSS& %ST&£\SSSi tte denied testimony by ^orgard,.. janitor of the Culver -City, for 10:60 a- m. Ar,buCkU few London Times'from Sahara, Asiatlo .-. ., Turkey, date.d Friday, says the Time^ I-a.- A ,^!''^ testimony followed a fu of Mesopbtania understands from a by the defense to have Wejch .of reliable source that oil concessions In t—h„c, the testimony of Ignatius H. McCarty, finger print student, admitted. His testimony was desired to loffset tes timony by E. O. Heinrichs, finger print expert, regarding finger prints on the doors of Arbuckle's rooms in the Hotel Francis. Declares Them Strangers. Arbuckle says he did not know Mrs. Delmont previous to September 5, the date' of the party in which MiS8 Rap pe is alleged to have sustained her injury. During the party Miss Rappe telephoned to a Mrs. Spreckles, he said. This is believed to be Mrs. Sidi Spreckles, widow of John D. Spreck les, Jr. Arbuckle never saw Alice Blake, a guest of the party, In his life before the affair, h£ said. Miss Zeh Prevost, another guest, also wm a stranger to him, he said. Arbuckle testified in a loud, clcar (Continued on Page 5.) & HUGHES •f -w1 ,. Of »vf ii :i' is 2 t. D* MAH I HQCHe^j ArfA casc the Key to .I^iss Rappe S room. j'HiS) A.n®iit«nr!B nf rimth nn ttio r„uin dlrect examination was finished at By MORRIS 5i,".vfV'.* w' fc*tv BRITISH FORESEE SUCCESS FOR THE ARMS CONFERENCE Washington,- Nov. 28.—(By The Associated Press)—The Brit ish armament oonferenoe delega tion through an authorized spokesman took occasion today to let It be known there is every reason for the belief that the arms oonferenoe will be a suc- "Doabts have been expressed in some quarters as to the satisfac tory progress of the oonferenoe," said the British tpokceman. "I have good authority for saying that the American, British and Japanese are all optimistic and quite satisfied as to the progress made. The subjects referred to committee arc under discussion and there seems to be every prob ability that their reports will be made at an early date. The con ference is in committee stage and Is very vigorous." POSSIBLE, SAYS INVENTOR VICTOR Davenport, la., Nov. 28.—It will no longer be necessaryto sit In the dark in the movies, ac cording to A. F. Victor, secretary of the National Society of Motion Picture Engineers, who today an nounced the invention of a ma chine which he says will permit daylight motion pictures. Mr. Victor's invention reverses the present order of movies. The light, instead of being reflected from tlic rear of the theater, Is now reflected behind the screen. It is now possible to leave full daylight In the room and yet have perfect pictures on the screen. LANDRU MURDER TRIAL STARTS ON FOURTH WEEK Versaillest, Nov. 28.—(By the Asso ciated Press)—/The Landru murder trial entered its fourth and final week today with the summing up of Prose cutor Godefroy. He went over the evidence presented in the case of each C^en ^vf80"^x" Tomorrow Attorney Morp-Giafferl counsel for Landru, will make his, plea in behalf of the accused. The expected to go to the jury Tues- A-.sentence of death on the guillo tine. and nothing else, will satisfy the prosecution, Prosecutor Godefroy. in formed-''-the court. M. Godefroy .described Landru as one of the most astute and clever murderers of all time. He acknowledged the Inability of the prosecution to prove the manner Landru had adopted for the slaying of his alleged' victims. Recalling the incredulity with which accounts of the case were at first received by the public, which "refused to believe that human na ture could fall to such depths of de pravity," the prosecutor ridiculed the theory advanced in some quarters that the case had been "propped up" by the authorities-in April. 1919, to dis tract attention "from the painful de liberations over the peace treaty which failed to bring to France the promised fruits of victory." Landru listened unmoved to the prosecutor's scathing arraignment.' NEW PROPOSAL ON PURCHASE OF MUSCLE SHOALS IS EXPECTED Washington. Nov. 2 8Government officials in touch with the negotiations of Henry Ford for purchase and least, of the Muscle Shoals, Ala., nitrate and water power projects said today they expected to receive soon from Mr. Ford a modified proposal, probably a complete substitution for that now under discussion. OFFICERS EXCUSED IF THE WRONG HOUSE HAS BEEN SEARCHED Washington. Nov. 28.—Prohibition agents who raid the wrong house after exercising the usual care cannot be' held to blame, Prohibition Commis sioner Haynes in effect held today in exonerating E." B. Henson, a special agent, from charges preferred by Mayor Stewart of Savannah. Ga. LOWEST WHEAT CONDITION. Topeka, Kans., Nov. 28.—The low est wheat crop condition in the his tory of the state was reported today by Secretary Mohler of the Kansas board of agriculture in his first re port on the new wheat crop. Condi tion was given as 58.6 per cent of normal. Acreage reported, 11,280,000, was the third largest ever sown. Lack of moisture was given as the cause for the condition. UERZOG TRIAL STARTS. Milwaukee, Wis.. Nov. 28.—The opening today of the trial of Bert P. Herzog, formerly in charge of the enforcement of prohibition in Mil waukee, charged with accepting I bribes, was occupied with Jury sclec tion. Herzog is charged with /'accepting $16,500 in bribes for not reporting the transportation of six carloads of liquor. VTVTANI TO RETURN HOME. Washington, Nov.' 28-.—(By The As sociated Press.)—Rene Vivianl, head of the French delegation at the arma ment cohference, has engaged passage to return home on the French line earner Pants, sailing .December 14, provided the work of the conference has been concluded by that time. v': WEATHER FORECAST. Minnesota: CXoadjr and WHff tied tonight and TaiadarL some what .warmer in east portion to night, North Oakota: Partly ctondy tontKfct and Tucodaj: somewhat colder In eitfwae west portion to night and te «ar ml E E N I N E IT I O N BUILDERS' ASSOCIATION COST 60 PER CENT OVER ESTIMATE f5* *rf Y$f NUMBER 270. SOME COST MORE THAN DOUBLE THE PROPOSED PRICE Financial Statement Shows That Association Has $91,145 Deficit. Several Persons For Whom Homes Were Built Re-' fuse to Pay. (By Staff Correspond Bismai'ck. N. D-. Nov. 28.—Fifty residences erected- by the North Dar -kota Homebuilders' association have cost on the average over 60 per cent more than the estimate furnished by officials of the association to the buy ers at the time the building of the houses- was ordered. In many cases the final cost is more than double the original estimate which the unfortunate buyers expect ed would at least approximate the final cost. These facts are brought out by a study of the records of the associa tion and comparison of the sheets showing the original estimate, and those showing the actual cost as now determined. The financial statement as of Oct. 31, last, also show that the associa tion now has a deficit of $91,145 and this will be greatly increased unless the home buyers can be compelled to pay for their homes at the cost as now apportioned. There is a general refusal to .do this at present and the outcome of any court action which might be launched to enforce collec tion is doubtful. It is quite possible that a compromise may be found necessary. May Increase Greatly. If this is the case the final deficit of the association on the work now completed will be nearer $260,000 than $100,000. In regard to the immense increase in the costs of the houses as shown by the final figures. J. B. Adams, now manager of the association, claims that the fault lies with J. B. Baker, formerly superintendent at construc tion for the association, who was in capable of making correct estimates, and in faulty accounting work. In connection with the accounting work, he claims that. he was instruct ed when he became manager to leave that side' of the business in the hands of the Equitable Audlt Co. of Fargo and St. Paul which has been closely connected with the Nonpartisan league «.nd its subsidiary concerns. About .$23j|Op hjis„heen paid -to the concern for its auditing work for the Home Builders' association, Mr. Adains claims. A Typical Instance. William Lemke's house in" Fargo concerning which there has been much dispute seems to furnish a typ ical instance of the methods used in handling the affairs of the associa tion. The records show that the original estimate of the cost of the house, and the extras ordered -by Mr. Lemke was $14,500. This waa made-in the sum mer of 1920. In June, 192X, a check up waa made by the Equitable Audit Co., according to Mr. Adams, an£?the report showed that the state's share in the house ex pense was only in the neighborhood of $4,000. Several months later however a re check was made by Mr.' Adams, the latter claims, and he discovered thai in the previous audit some $5,000 worth of material paid for by thR state had beer -rlooked or at least omitted with .• result that the state was found have invested in tho house a total of $9,371.55. although it had been coral "Unfitly claimed that the law which provides that no more than $4,000 might be furnished by thu state for any city residence had been complied with at all times. Makes fall Settlement. Mr. Lemke was unaware of this fact however, Mr. Adams claims, until he himself informed him of it a few weeks ago. Since that time Mr. Lemke. has made a full settlement with th state, and the title to the house is in his wife's name. R. M. McClizitock. managing editor of the Fargo Courier-News, however, is declining to pay up on the basis of the final estimates, although he has been stuck to a much smaller degree than many others. The original esti mate on his house was $4,850, the records show, while the final cost now assessed against it is $6,584.71. As it happened, however, the house was begun before Mr. McClintock had deposited one-fifth of the estimated cost as is required by law, his deposit having been only $900. According to Mr. Adams he now claims that this marl's Ihf deal not binding, and will not accept Ui- house which has been completed, end is standing idle. Ilagan Moves. J. N. Hagan, )'o, iier commissioner "f rgrlculture and labor, has also moved out of his .house which, cost $8,889 instead of $5,433 as originally figured. and has told the state that it may keep the house at that price. Court action will probably be neces sary to collect from him. Tax Commissioner George Wallace was also among those heavily stung His house's cost is now figured at $11,031.57, more than double the orig inal estimate of $6,250. C. B. Rosen' of Bismarck is now being asked to pay $13,715 on an original estimate of $5,600. The examples given are typical. A complete list comparing the original estimates and Ana} costs of the houses erected by the state will be found at the conclusion of this article. Situation is Sertoas. Taken in conjunction with the de ficit already mentioned the situation Is serious as it will probably be im-. possible to collect the full amount ein most of these houses. There are several factors entering' Into -this deficit iof $91,145,73 already admitted by the management of the1 a a 1 The first of these is loss on matariat* purchased by the aasodaUop at peak prices, and then sold at a conjldftr-. able loss when It was found ni l—i to raise money by any and alt meaa*. One example of this aort was revealed at Grand Forks durtng the frafct *um4 mer. The total loes incurred fay thel association from the cum taut th* manager at (Conttatted on imc*'-!?)'