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MT. VIRNON, 0, FRIDAY; DIO. 22, 1922-No, 102
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German Overtures Tkrongk
American Channels Gir-
Exchanf t Of View Between
Berns, and Pari. Is
Br Thc Associates Picss)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 Ocrman
overtures, through informal channels
(or American intervention to obtain a
revision of German reparations sched
ules, reported In London dispatchee
of Tho Associated Press, throws the
flret light on tho -method 'by which
..American Influence Is being drawn in
to tho now attempt at tho final adjust
ment of tho vexing reparations prob
The next step to bo looked for Is an
indication of tho French attitude on
the German proposal that an Ameri
can economic commission review Ger
many's' present situation and estimate
her capacity to pay as a basis for a
new reparations treaty.
There is. reason to believe that pre
vious reports from Berlin are of a
character to justify hope that if the
'French prove agreeable .to the pro
posed plan for reparations revision,
no insurmountable "obstacles would, re
main in the way of an agreement as
to tho specific amount Germany could
and would pay. .
A stumbling block to such an agree
ment, officials hero and In Berlin are
said to have felt, has been the lack of
a channel for informal preliminary
t. exchange of views between Berlin and
Paris. o '
Change Plea To Manslaugh
ter And Is Sentenced By
Jndf e Ahem -.
' (Br Thc'Assouatcd Psess)
AKRON, Doc. 21 Daisy Pitts. IS,
Cuyahoga Kails school girl, brought
her trial for tho murder of Tony Mar
cclla, her suitor; to an abrupt end to
day by pleading guilty to a charge of
manslaughter. Tho p'rosecution. ac-
xepted. tho plea and Judge Ahem at
once imposed a suspended sentence
T'to the'Marysvillo reformatory. Tho
Tgirl will return to school.
, On tho witness stand yesterday, tho
Ij&sKr! adhered to her story that she kill-
' ,d,4he roan'because ho had threaten
,'cd her 11 fo She said she shot him last
1 August when he approached' her with
;- revolver in his' hand.
Main Plant Of 'Williamson
Heater Company Is ,
(Br TMS AUOCUTID NESSt
.CINCINNATI. Dec. 21 Firo late
last night destroyed two of four build
,ings .comprising tho main plant of tho
Co. at Oakley, a
suburb of this city.
The loss i3 est!
mated 'at f 100,000.
DRY NAVY PUTS BAN
1 ON YULETIDE CHEER
;' (8T Tie ajsociaieo nun
NEW, VORK, Dec. 21 Tho dry
sip: claims to havo won its Christ-
mas' battle with tho fleet of rum run-
.. ... .
ners mat reccpuy set oui irom tno
Bahamas. t0 storm New York.
Tea days ago1 prohibition officials
reported that from 100 to 300 craft of
various sizes were lying off the Jer
'sey and Long Island shores, ready to
."flood "the city with Illicit, YuleUde
Today1 only tliree boats, were said'to
I'.he lolling off tho tbree-'mile limit, and
ru ';. '-. ' ' l.i i. i i
me -ory. navy as. iiuinus uku uj
rcMtl auydrematic attempt to runth?
A 51.11 FIRE
TO CALL CONFERENCE
lr tms Anocurta rstt
WASHINGTON, Dae, 21 The navy
appropriation bill, with tha house pro
vision requeatlnf the president ta ,cM
another naval disarmament eenfer
enca to limit construction of veeeei
Under KMXXJ tons, was reported today
to the senate.
Scholars 01 Grade. Schools
Give Fine Concert. In The fc
High School AatUteriiua
A delightful musical event 'of the
.season was tho Ckritmas Carol con
cert given Wednesday evening at the
high school auditorium bytiw pupils
of tho fifth, sirth','. seventh "aa'd eighth'
grades of the city schools under the
direction of Miss Winters supervisor
of music i v .
A large audience heard the excel
lent program presented .by' the young
The -progranr consisted of carols by
the boys' and girls' choirs, and by a
mixed choir. Costumes were used to
carry out the effect in the various
The accompanists were Helen Her-
ron, William Wing and Helen Cleo-
land violinists, Pauline Ashcraft; Mar
garet Winters, Marianne Pyle and Na
omi Dubinaky. i
The singing of the A young folks
showed excellent training under Miss
Winters who. had complete, charge of
tho program. ' ",
Hooded Raiders May Inter
fere With Search Bent
' Made By Soldiers
(Br the Associates rEl
MERE ROUGE, La., Dec. 22 The
search of Louisiana national ''guards
men in the waters of .Lake LaSonrche
for tho bodies of two alleged victims
of hooded raiders is so far unsuccess
ful, it was learned today;
A second detachment, of tho state
troops left' today for jthoi lake, and
rumors were curreht,;Uu& opponents
of the state invostlgaUo?i:,ot tho kid
naping of five men lastr!Ajugust were
planning to interfere with the search.
Capt. W. W. Cooper, commanding
"officer, was reticent regarding the
movement of tho troops.
House Committee h
(Br THe AstflcuiEo ,hw)
CINCINNATI,- Dec. 20r-Undaunted
by tho cold weather, Chester R. Book
waiter, school teacher, is getting a
houseboat .ready to float down the
Ohio- river to tho Mississippi, then
through the Gulf of Mexico, and oth
er southern waters. Book-waiter
built tho boat at .his homo near New
Madftion, Drake county, last summer.
It has "all the comforts of home," ho
said. He hauled It here on a motor
Tho cruising homo has threo rooms
and an engine room in the .forepart.
It is equipped with a gasoline engine
capable of making, 10 miles an hour.
Tho decorating of tho interior was
done by Mrs. Bookwalter, also a for
mer school teacher, and her 10-year-old,
aon, Myron. The craft Is 32' feet
long and fline feet wide.
After entering tho Gulf of Mexico,
Bookwalter expects to turn the n'oso
of his boat toward the Florida coast,
where he and his tanuV will snend
some time. They will not return until
(Br me assqciatio ratsi)
L03 ANGELES, Dec; 21 Improve
ment was reported today in the con
dition -of Wallace Reid, motion pic
ture actor, whose recent, break-down,
according, to relatives, camo after ho
quit the use ot-d'rugB'.and liquor." The
latest report issued from his! fiedside
in Hollywood, sanitarium stated his
! temperature anrt rnsblration were noli
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DirectoT-General of the. Movies, has
taken nn. active hand," is revealed in
Morning SejHtn Of Near East
Conference Comes To
. An Abrupt Ending
(Br THCAiiecuTto mm
1 LAU3AN?fE, Dec. 21Ar wprtly al,
tprcn.tiaBr between- ePjretrdcrVenf seK
6s pf;0 reecojani-Rlia "Nur Bey, Turk
ish Nationaliet" ddjegate caused Sign
or Montaona, prosjdcht of tho Near
East ccmfcTenca cbmmisfrion on mi
norltlcs. to "abruptly ' adjourn this
morning's Session of the. commission.
The dispute wai over tho question
of llbert y'of ilmnilgration.
M. VenlzeW bitterly 'attacked tho
Angora government and protested'
against,, tHp alleged deportation r of
Greeks' by "'thousands from Anatolia.
City Officers And Employees
To Receive Monthly Checks
. City Auditor H. C. Gates announced
his purpose; Thursday of playing Ban
ta. Claus .to those of the city officers
and' employees, who-are. on the month
ly salary basis. To these he will is
sue their monthly pay, check, noxi'Sati
urday, December 23, one week1 in ad-
-vanco of the time it normally will be
This consideration on the part of
Auditor Gates wiU.makc it possible
for the recipients of his consideration
to have money with which to do
Those; employees who aro on the
day and hour basis wll bo given pay
checks only for the time they actual
ly have given the city.
Senator Kryder Of Henry Co.
and Sen. Rowe Of Cleve
land Are Candidates '
(Br The Associated Piess)
COLUMBUS, Dec, 21 Republican
membors, of the stiitp senate, hpro
for the caucus of majority mombers
of tho body, today were, prepared for
a spirited contest for tho presidency
pro tern., which carries with It tho
majority floor leadership. ''
Senator, Kryder of Henry county
and Senator Rowo of'Cloveland wore
mentioned us the candidates likely to
Both men are said to:. favor co
. PLAY SANTA GLAUS
FIGHT IS ON FOR
NT PRO TEM
HXW 5CAKDAIiT BTIM-MOVHJ
the annoudcement that Wallace Reid,
famous movie, star, is hovering be
tween life and death in Lbs Angeles,
KENYON ACAY ENGAGE
NE FOOTBALL COACH
GAMBER, O. Dec. 21 Although it
has .not v been officially announced,
Kcnyon college is'said to be dickering
with a former Ohio State player to
succeed Gus King as coach of thc
Gambler eleven! next fall. King was
signed, fortwo years and will be paid,
it is, undors'teod.J'whbther ho serves
or not during the next season.
His probable , successor is a man
who has earned an enviable rcputa.
.'tlon for coacbiait'one of tho best Ugh
'schoot eJeircfr:'li:OhWtbo; last'two;.
Indian Burying ftrouni
Ha Been Unearthed
'(Br THE ASS0CIATE9 PUSH
CINCINNATI, Dec. .20 I&cavations
on the site of 'Mariernont, a proposedi
model Village near here,, lead to the
belief that tho' territory was an ex
tensive burying ground. Gcorgq Metz
of Harvard, and C. J. Livlngopd, rcp
resontatlvo of tho Emery estate, arc
oxploring tho ground.)! So far - they
havo turned up a- skeleton, believed
to bo that of a Shawneo. Indian, and
several implements and thc like.
On the plot where tho villago is to
be constructed stood a fort occupied
by a tribe of Shawn ep Indians about
200 years ago, Tho fort was located
'on the crest of a'bluff overlooking the
Littlo Miami, river district; which at
that tlmo was a .thickly sylvan ter
ritory. Harvard university has. conducted
research work for many years 'in-this
neighborhood'' in an effort, to find a
trnco of the Shawnee Indian tribe
that migrated through this section.
Dr. G. Mote, father of Georgtv Mets,
unearthed a skeleton on tho ground 60
years ago, the first find. The rtastern
college has sent several expeditions
Human bones, trinkets and thc 1.1k 0
have been unearthed as leveling of
the bluff progresses. Tho skeleton
found by the younger Metz was com
plete except tho skull. The prosump
tion was, that tha. head of the Indian
had been crushed In botUe. Tho teeth
woro said, by Mr. Livincood to bo in
0 remarkable state of preservation,
and -the arm and leg bones wcro in
Efforts arn being directed to .finding
some of the weapons of the aborigi
nes, that' may havo been burled with
their owners,. Becauso of the good
condition of the skoleton tle theory
Is advanced that weapons of tho In
dian warrifirs would he Intact. The
earth where tho skeleton was found
is said to possess ..preserving powors.
Anything unearthed otitlio site oM
Mariernont. w(U be placed in a muse
um, w(hlch Is to, bo part of thp model
(Br THt-Associated puss)
PARIS, Doc. 21 Tho cond(tioif
Mmo. Sarah Bernhardt, continued
show improvement today, and it is
expocted,that-ln a few days sho will
bo able. to, resume her theatrical work.
Interrupted, by; a sudden. atlackiolill-1
in. an effort to break himself of the
drug habit. Reid is married to Doro
thy Davenport, and they have one son
"Wallace," Jr., and an adopted daughter.
STEAMER GOES DOWN;
NINE LIVES ARE LOST
French Steamer Collides Withj
Norwefian r reif hter fcar
' ly TWs Morainf
(r THC ASSOCIATED PtlJS) -
ST. JJAZAIRE, Franco, Dec. 2i
Thejtoasti,ug steataej,rlntiliS' floua
deredj, earlytoday with" tho losa-of
nine men 6? tho crow, aftor havingJ
Deeq ramraea ana cut in two by tho
Norwegian', freighter Asturias. off St.
Nar'airo shortly after? midnight
The Veintllis had JusV cleared the
outer harbor when, she!' collided with
to Norwegian boat, which was in dis
tress, floundcrihgl in tho 'heavy sea
and trying to makp St Nazalre.
Tha captalh'on'd enginoors of the
French boat succeeded in -swimming
ashbro, Jjutitho cnliro crow of nine
men wentdown with tho. craft ,,
Escape With 88 Cases Of
Bonded Liqoor Valued
- At $16,000
(Br Thc Associates ntssi
BARNSTOWN, Ky., Dec 21 Keep
ing threo guards cornerod in tho office
by laying down a barrage of- pistol
fire," bandlta attacked tho T. W. Sam
uels distillery, near here, before
dawn today, broko locks and escaped
with 68' cases of bonded liquor In a
motor truck, tl Is said a dozen men
Tho liquor was valued at $1,000.
Kirs!, warning of tho attack came
to tho guards when a fusillado of
shots shattered windows and punc
turcd doors in the office where tho
.watchman stayed between rounds.
Tho guards laid 'flat on tho floor
and maintained that position for near
ly au hour whllo frpquent bursts of
nring crasnert tnrougft tho. windows.
Only when tho work of looting tho
warehouse had been completed and
tho shooting jnibsjdod did they ven
ture to call aid.
, (8-The ASSOCIATED PI(SS)
PGORIA, llC Dec. 21 Au attempt
to Joot (Uo) W.oolper distillery -was
frustrated, oarly today by" Ruards who
fought off a- gang of 10 men after a
gun light ) j
When the guards asked tho men
their business, tho raiders opened firo
which was returned, puo man was
seen to stagger back as it hit The
bandits fled in their car and a truck.
I ! !
WILL GO TO COLUMBUS
Quito a largo number of teachers in
the' Mt Vernon schools will go to. Co
lumbus next week to attend the! ses-
ctr.na fit tha HntaTlla1ial AibaMa.
ON A DISTILLERY
STEPS TAKEN TO BAR
t Tut AuaeiATEfl TttuT
ALLIANCE, Dec. 21 Rev. Otto
Zechiel, president of tho Altiancd Min
isterlal association, declared that
"Fatty" Arbuckto'a pictures will not
bo shown in this city If it is possible
to prevent them. Soverol pastors In
torview'cd take tho samo oUsA, feel
ing that it "Patty" wants to "como
bock" "la him do it in some other
Attendance At Howard Far
mers' Institnte Under Nor
mal On Wednesday
Iteports brought from tho Parmera
Institute at Howard, opening Wednes
day; were to tho effect thatjthe Christ
mas holiday shopping appeared some
what to have affected the, attendance
on tho opening day. While the num.
ber present in the afternoon-and even
ing -was materially greater than in
tho morning, the total attendance was
noticeably under normal.
The sessions of the institute were
held In the I. O. O. F. hall. The first
of the state, lecturers to cotne.befoiie
tho institute was W. McD. Stono" of
Atwatcr, Portago county. lie talked
on the subject of "Advertising Farm
Products." In substance he., made the
point that advertising deve)p9M a
demand for a product. Through,' stim
ulation of interest thc.'peoplo will con
sume more when tho farmer learns to
advertise his' products.
At the afternon session Mr. Stono
again spoko discussing "The Need, of
Agricultural Limo."t Ho holds that
those forms of lime commonly classed
as cheapreally are the most cm$ow
leal. This includes finely ground
'George 'H.Tbtthff addressed tho in
etltuteat the afternoon sesalos, also,
speaking on "Winter Eggs." In this
talk, addressed- primarily: to poultry
keepers tho speaker, advised feeding
plenty of the eight 'kind of ej; pro
ducing feed. He advised the ration
recommended by the Ohio State Uni
versity: 'This feed is made up in the
following proportions: 100 lbs. bras,
100. lbs. corn meal, 100 lbs. middlings,
100 lbs. beet scrap or tankage. The
chickens also should be given, a small
nmount of grain. Dry mash should fee
constantly before them.
In tho discussion Phil Hall recited
his experience in soil liming. He baa
found it highly beneficial.
At the evening session Mr. Stone
gavo a very interesting and ablo lee.
turo on "Sun Up for tho American
Farmer." In this bo made clear ho
is an optimist and. not a pessimist.
The sessions of tbo institute contin
ue through Thursday.,
Defeat Is Adaiinistered To
Harvard, 20 to 3; Mida
' fan Bests CorneD
Two games of basket ball were
played Wednesday evening by four
teams of. the Houso basket ball ledguo
at the Y. M. C. A.
In tho first Michigan had to go the
limit in defeating Cornell by a score
of 14 to 6. . Princeton had somewhat
easier going with Harvard being the
victor in that competition by 20 td 3.
Prinecton is ono of tho two teams in
the league up tothis time to have a
clear record of victories.
Jay Scoles, of Buckeye City; who
sustained a fractured skull by falling
against a gas engino near Millwood
Tuesday afternoon, is reported to do
in a serious condition today and his
Christmas programs will be carried
out in most of the grade schools Fri.
day and school, will be dismissed. in
tbo. atternoon'jfor tho '.tiolidays, con
vening again Jaiia,ry2;! . ', i .
ill'at hia :
Of TO me
U. S. Harness Company Of
Raasen, W. Va., To Be
Naattfl A Defendant i
Bridgeport Brass Cejnnaay,
The Coapany i
(Br Th Associates paessi
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 Civil or
criminal suits, one or both, against,
tho the U. S.' Harness Co. of Radson,
W. Va. will bo roady for institution
by tho .government within 20. days,
CoL Henry T. Anderson of, Richmond,
Va., a special assistant to the attor
ney general, testified today before the
hous'a JddicaLry commlUec.
Mr. Anderson stated that the gov-,
ernment would bring'.sult against tho
Bridgeport Brass Co. unless therj: was
an agreement for settlement of tho
war claim of tho government at a
conference to bo held next month.
C. Frank Reavis, another special as
sistant to the attorney general, told
the committea that action, civil or
criminal or bdth, soon would bo start
ed against tho Thomas-Roberts Co. of
Philadelphia, whjch purchased quan
tities of government surplus canned
ALL TAXES CAN BE i
Cery Treasurer McDonald
AjanoojaKos flan In Effect
Same As Last Tear
County Treasurer Cnarles McDon
ald announced this morning that in
order- ta accommodate tax payers the
plan would be adopted this year as
last whereby property, owners, can
send in their signed blank checks and
tho proper amount of thB tax will bo
filled in by clerks' at tho treasurer's
Mr. McDonald stated the pian was
in operation last year and -proved
most-successful. and a convenient ono
for the 'tax payers.
So far tax paying- has been slow-.
but yesterday was a fair day for tho
receipt of tax money. Treasurer Mc
Donald expects a big. rush after Christ
mas. ,, . .tar THg ASSOCIATES PSS
COLUMBUS. Dec. 21 Thomas J.
Duy, chairman of tho state industri
al commission, lato yesterday de
clined the position of director of in
dustrial relations, which had been
tendered him by Governor-elect Dona
hey, saying ho prefers to remain a
member of the commission.
STUDENTS HAVE A
(Dr THE A150CIAIED MESS) ,
COLUMBUS, Dec 20 After sever-. .
al months of diligent, rehearsal, tho
Students' Symphony orchestra, said
to be tho second of its kind in' tho
country, will present (ts. first concert
during the latter part" of this montlu
Tho, orchestra, whose' membership
consists of" student musicians, Is, con
ducted on a similar basis wlth'thaV.
of tha Chicago Symphony orchestra.
which was known as the first musical
organization of its kind in the coun
try. Tho Cincinnati body was formed
ln.. ..- .. .. :. -' .. :- tf
Pi BY CHECK
DUFFY TURIKS DOWN
iujh, jeur unuer we uirecuon or Ivan i
ivwucr, uirucior oi musicrat Uieuw- '
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