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""' MAlbCiM rAGES. coiaouBiTa ma uaiid wiu PRICE FIVE CENTS. jTtJESSES VJAfJTED TO wear Against looney being sought by court ffnited States Marsha Is Searching Here for Henry McCarty and 2 Children. ' Although the trail of John . Looney apparently hasi pown cold, the United' States government does not intend to have to institute a search for star witnesses in event the fugitive owner of the- late lamented RocI Is land News is ever brourrht Afl,u lr f ,'., a J"" iu oiauu trial on a charge of stealing an AiltnTvinKil M T A " : 1 1 .' T t , Schroeder first flistarf President has outlined the plan or Me Ditter for y"T women rn!t ItofL a I .a?slsnt action to his associates. He feels a?d cn.ildrei you taken the ad Inited btates district attor- thift his nartv m.t .. kV "ice given you seven rears n Hey at Peoria, has obtained in order of court frnm Frt. m-aI TiiW Tniiia ir;tvTQ erai Judge LOUIS i- ltzHenry , requiring Henry- McCarty, Joe JMCLaXtV. his ami. .nnH Margaret McCartV, a dauirh-Lcratlc ter, to furnish bonds of .si.-! WV eacn to guarantee their appearance in court against iiooney. Instructions to find the three jovcrnment witnesses and place tbem under arrest until bonds are properly furnished before United States Commissioner T. P. Sinnett, were received by. United States Marshal John Murray here this orning. Mai-shal Murray Immod Utely set out in quest of the Mc Carty family. Muj Be In Hiding. While it is believed that H.nn,1 IcCarty and his son are now in Wing. District Attornev Srhrrli rtota his fleoria office this. ftr.! noon told The Argus over Ion dis-' Wnee telephone that no difficuUy in ' Unding all three witnesses i , i Ikimfed tE 7i "eHSe.l.ls ."" Clrty. will be arrayed befoV;! rarnish surety it is said the mar ihal has orders to remand them to Jail until further order of court. .The action of the government, Mr. Schroeder explained, is Intend ed to insure the presence of these . I . (Continued on Page Two.) PICK FOUR MEN ON HERRIN JURY lorte Farmers and One Miner in Box; Judgre Rules Union Mem. bwrshlp Sot Challenge Cause. ' Marion, 111.1 Nov. 16. (By the Aaaociated Press.) Another panel f four prospective furors to try lie five men on trial on murder clarges in connection with the Herrin .ihine killings, was complet ed by the state today and tendered to the defense. One nanel of four already has been accepted by both raes. With only a score of 130 venire men remaining in the Jury box, ar jngements were going forward r the selection of 100 more pros pective jurors. Marion, 111.. Nov.-16. (By The Associated Prooa 1 SoWttnn of o hry to try five men in connection n the Herrin mine killings last loe was continued ln Williamson COIinty circuit mnrt Hiw1i.tr Aftap JjW days of questioning of venire men, four Jurors, three farmers and j coal miner were In the Jury Having .been accepted by both "e defense and prosecution, and "fee more Jurors tentatively ac cepted by the state, were to be ex- -uea cy the defense today. Judge D. T. Hartwell ruled that membership in the Mine workers' Union was not. sufficient we for challenging .veniremen, Mowing contentions by the prose cution thflt Vnn i PA W1.A wala "aers were contributing to the de aae of the men on trial by a one cent increase in their check-off. CUNO WILL HEAD BERLIN CABINET '"m! Manngvr of Usmbarg. 4ertcau Line to Form Ministry to Ssreeed Wlrth. . Berlin, Nov. 16. (By the Asso l4 Press.) Wilhelm Cnno, gen- manager of the Hamburg JjJlcan steamship' line, hss ac JTf1 the task of forming a cabl f w succeed the Wirth ministry, I M unofficially announced this HARDING FACES BIGGEST JOB OF POUTICALUFE Forcing Sfiip Subsidy Through Will Be Climax. '. BY DAVID LAWRENCE. (Copyright, 1U22, by The Argus.) Washington, D. C, Nov. 16. President Harding faces the climax of his gluteal (career. He means to force ship subsidy legislation through congress. Tha who'e pres- . 01 me .administration will be put into the fight. There wi'l be no recession. Within tha luct O A 1. . i him on' this administration measure or confess Its inability to cone with after-the-war problems. But Mr ! . !r, Prellctl0,a were - verified Harding is not going to regard the within a foot- Dut 00 attention was ship subsidy bm as vlnr LlP&ii tbeia- ure. He is makine a hid fnr itann. BPPort His feeling is that'""1.81 .V" 35 percent more flood .F Bituatlo5 waa cratic administration, assisted by Republicans and that both parties owe it to the country to straighten out the mess. The president is confident the' 0011168 ,n tne "" and meets a whole country Vill support the!flood ln tne Mississippi? Where ship subsidy, program when It un-'would you De In Beardstown? derstands te facts. He charges . wcere ,n Peonar that enemfes of the measure have1 Chicago Rouses Ire, misrepresented the cse. They are Questions .were fired at Mr. trying to prejudice the nation be- j Barnes until well after midnight! cause of its traditional opposition He told the drainage district farm to subsidies. But a pre-war sub-' ers that water diverted from Lake sidy and a post-war subsidy is a Michigan by the Chicago sanitary , . ' Jm. ln r- "araing's "n'n- tno LnlteQ btlea Kovern- "i??t.ta l Bubs.dliing-the fulPP'n8 oara. -Mr. Having ant 8hibplng board. rute,"" nnancia ouraen or f" Whl? W.IU C?St less - His PrPsal is to salvage the '" at. the idea being to enV ""a5IFI r!"!" V0?16 m KUICIUUIGUL I II UUIH I II M Mil 1 1 III II I III the aid given now, - Cost Would Be Less. The cost of the program would be less, Mr. Harding argues, than to continue to furnish the shipping board annually with the present ap propriations for government opera tion. And besides, the president (Continued on Page Nine.) INDICT SLAYER OFVENDEL BOY Deputy Sheriff Ed Heikes Charged - TTiUi A order of Earl Wendel, KJUed Sept. 12. Watseka, 111., Nov. 16. Deputy Sheriff Ed Heikes, son of Sheriff G. P. Heikes of Iroquois county, was indicted this morning by the Iro quois court grand jury, charged with the murder of Earl Wendel, son ol Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wendel, 1400 Divereey Parkway, Chicago. Wendel, a student of the Uni versity of Illinois, was killed Sept 12 on the Dixie i Highway, when it was claimed, the students "hogged the road .and resisted arrest With Wendel was O. M. Brady, of Joliet, when 'the students were driving from Chicago to Champaign. COMMITTEEMAN OF REPUBS INDICTED Butte, Mont, Not. 16. O. H. P. Shelly, national Republican commit teeman from Montana, and former prohibition director for that state, has been indicted on two counts by a federal grand Jury. He is charged with having accepted bribes during administration, of bis office. QUAKE IN CALIFORNIA. Riverside. Calif, Nov. 16. A slight earthquake shock was felt Four tremors were noticeable. T THE WEATHER J Fair tonight and Friday; .rising temperature. v Highest temperature yesterday, 39; lowest last night, 30. Wind velocity at 7 a. m., 6 miles per hour, , Precipitation, none. ' ' 13 m. 7 p.m. 7 a.m. "jester, yetter. Today Dry bulb temp. . .39 . 38 31 I Wet bulb temp.. . 35 33 30 Relative humid... 87 .64 86 . River stage at 7 a, m., 1.8; no change last 24 hours. Sunset today. 4:41 p. m.; sunrise tomorrow. 6:55 a. in. 1 ANDREW HAMRICK. Meteorologist GET READY FOR 'REAL FLOOD.9 FARMERS TOLD Barnes Warns Illinois Valley to Build Higher Dikes. Beardstown, III., Nor. 16 (By the Associated Press) The role of prophet was assumed by Mortimer G. Barnes, chief of engineers of the state waterway division here last night, when he cried out a warning to farmers of the Illinois alley to build their dikes higher and prepare for a "real flood." He was the chief speaker at a public meeting called by Senator Frank O. Hanson, chairman of the state legislative waterway commission. Mr. Barnes' description of condi tions in the valley, .especially at Beardstown which recently passed through lis, worst flood, 'drew fire from sqme of the farmers who suf fered l088. It Was jnttmatori K 1 one farmer that Mr. Barnes had come to Beardstown an a ranwun. tatlve of . the Chicago sanitary dis trict, which he denied with heat. "Sotting Jfew, He Says. "I am telling you nothing new,"J no tuujiujrea, -wnen i say it would I ?,tafe ?nBineers told you then how ?.gh your water woull come, and repeat to you now. You : ZT ' " "ul i28.n.2" world pT wil1 'w you what 1 your cnnces are. You must build ' your levees. three or four feet 'higher. What if another flood commission raised flood water last spring three feet higher at Peoria than it otherwise would have been. andxalse tt two and one-half feet at Beardstown. This provoked - a storm. "Now what would you do with Chicago TV- Mr. Barnes asked. "Would you prevent her from di verting more than four thousand feet a second from Lake Michigan into the Illinois? Would you cut her down to 1,000?" Half a dozen voices responded at once, "Cut her out altogether." "Let Chicago do like other big cit ies," one added. "Let her do like the big cities in Europe; like Ber lin, for instance." - In a few words Mr. Barnes ex plained that Chicago couldn't do as Berlm does with her sewage. une larmer, whose 1,400 acres were inundated by the flood, asked permission to interrupt Fanner Flays City. . "We do not - believe," he said, of land that most of us here have "that Chicago1 or any other city has la right to drown out 400,000 acres given our life s blood to redeem. For two weeks I fought in mud night and day to save property I gave my life to build up. Many of us lost our last cent in that flood. It's not right that Chicago should turn that water in on us and then not help us when we're drowned out' 1 - "That's what the Germans did to our soldiers in the Atlantic. The chances are if the state and Chi cago sanitary district pursue their present tactics I'm ruined. Finan cially ruined. 'And so is every oth er man on the Illinois river." . . . " o Ax to Grind." Superintendent W. L. Sackett, of the state division of waterways in terfered here to remind the as sembly that Mr. Barnes had "no ax to grind." - ELEVEN DROWN AS LAUNCH OVERTURNS . Quebec, Nov. 16. Father Tortel 11, a priest and 10 other ' persons were drowned when a launch over turned on the lake of Shelter Bay river, 30 miles from Bersimis, Que bec. . . DES MOINES MAN'S SLAYER MUST HANG Des Moines, Iowa, Nor. 16. Orrie Cross, convicted slayer of George Fostick. Des Moines grocer, must hang Nov. 24, Governor Kendall has declared.. FOOTBALL HURT CAUSES DEATH Gleitsv Shear bon, 14, Warerfy, III, High 8dMl Boy, Saeanfcs U Iiijuricfl. : Waverly. 111., Nov. 16. Hick school football caused the death of e- second Waverly nigh school Glenn Shear born, 14, substitute oa Glenn Shearborn. L substitute, on the first team, died of blood Boli onlng. caused by .infection of a wound on his left elbow, suffered in a game here last Saturday. MM lav; VJCTORIN ELECTIONS Latest Returns Show Con servatives Win More . Than Needed 308. BULLETIN. . London, So v. 16. (By the : Associated Press.) With only S constituencies missing at 6:30 o'clock tonight the re. turns showed the Conserva tives had elected 3 10 members of, the house of commons, or 32 more than a majority of the voting membership. The As. quithian Liberals had elected , 19 members, the Labor party 130, the .National or Oeorgeite Liberals 43, and other parties London, Nov. 16. (By the Asso ciated Press.) At 4:30 p. m. re turns from yesterday's elections showed the conservatives to have more than the necessary 30S for a majority in the new house. With only 70 divisions missing. they had elected 319 members, the Asquitfiian Liberals, 55; the Labor party, 120; the National Liberals, or Georgeites, 38, and the other parties, 13. . London, Nov. 16. (By the Asso ciated " Press.) Prime Minister Bonar Law had secured a majority of 12 over all the other parties in the new house of commons when the returns for 545 of the 615 divis ions had been received late this aft ernoon. , London, Nov. 16. (By the Asso ciated Press.) Winston Churchill, former secretary for the' colonies, was defeated for reelection for par liament from the Dundee division. ; London, fov. 16. (3 p. m.) (By the Associated Press.) With con siderably more than two-thirds of the returns ln, the conservatives were rapidly approaching the num ber of namA necessary, 308, for control of the new house of com mons. . Second Woman Chosen. London, Nov. 16. (Bv the Asso ciated Press.) The second woman to be returned to the new house of commons. Lady Astor being the first was Mrs. Margaret Wintring ham, the present member for the Louth division of Lincolnshire. Mrs. Wintringham . retains Her seat with 11,609 votes against the con servative candidates, Sir .Allan Hutchlngs, with 10,726 votes' Out of 33 women nominees only two had been returned up to this afternooif. - Major John Jacob Astor, son of the late Viscount Astor, was elect ed on the conservative ticket oTer tho liberal candidate. L. J. Stein. and the independent unionist. Colo nel Sir Thomas Poison in the Dover division of Kent. Bitterness Lacking, London, Nov. 16. On the whole the election was remarkable for Its good' humors. The old-time bitterness and flavnting of per sonalities were almost absent Party colors were worn very little, but. in one district one party went to tne length of coloring two miles of streets blue indicating to the electors their "path of duty.' Stories multiply of babies and "sucklings" who accidentally were enrolled on the registers, and who were taken to the polls to exercise their franchise, while never before was there 'such a crop of centen arians as tottered to the various booths ' yesterday." One of these veterans was Sergeant McCalle; saia to De tne last survivor or the siege of Lucknow, another was Frank Draper, reputed to have been a friend of Charles Dickens. BOY, 17, ADMITS HOLDUP KILLING Springfield Feilee Say William Cherry Confessed Murder of Ho. torssaa William Heter. ! Springfield, I1L, Not. 16. Comb ing the city for a boy with a long raincoat the police last night ar rested and secured an alleged con fession from William Cherry, 17, that he fired the shot Monday night that killed Street Car Motor man William- Heter. - In his dying .statement Heter left - this single clue by which Cherry was traced. Another alleged confesison by William Sturgis, also 17. corrobo rates that of Cherry. After rob bing the street car box and shoot ing the motorman the boys . said they went home and played cards until (lb. and then went to bed. They received $12.30 by' the rob bery; and spent $1 of it in a pool room, i'-.' . ' In making the confessions, the boys talked very coolly and without any sign of remorse, the police say. .-They said they had planned the robbery a week In advance and had started out Monday night to hold up the' first thing' they met Sturgis works at a moving picture theatre. She's 48, Mother of tS and , Grandmother of 12, and Has iei?er Heard of C. Chaplin BY HELEN HAVENER. Consolidated Press Correspondent (Copyright, 1922, by The Argus.) ' Portland, Maine. Nov. 16. Search for the leading feminine advocate of the "simple life" in Maine today brought to the front Mrs. Blanche Doyle of South Portland. .Forty-eight years old. 15 times a mother, with eight living children and 12 times a grandmother, she admitted that not. only has she never visited a movie but that she has no knowledge of who or what I Charlie Chaplin, "Doug" or "Mary" I or all the rest of the Hollvwood I stars are. And she insists that she has no desire to know. For Ave years she has lived with- two blocks of a motion Dicture In theatre. She has furnished funds I Jr sramicniiuren 10 ne enter- tained. But inouirv revealed that. no so long ago, when she was ask - ed whether "she liked Charlie Chaplin," she naively inquired in return whether he was a boy in the fort nearby whom she liked. "Enjoys" Mending. - According to the statements she furnished Mrs. Doyle believes her chief enjoyment would be "rocking the cradle," if, indeed, the cradle was not an obsolete institution. But he says she does ''enjoy" mendine and patching and trying to keep her HEW QUAKES ROCK CHILE DEATH ZONE IWghten 'People of San tiago; Many Bodies Still in Debris. Santiago, Chile, Nov. 16. (By the Associated Press.) Strong earth shocks were felt at 12:25 o'clock this morning in the Copiabo and Lazerna districts, where great loss of life was suffered in Saturday's quake, according to National Tele graph dispatches. The inhabitants of Santiago were much alarmed, early this morning, when a slight earth shock was felt here, the motion apparently being vertical. The tremor began 12:42 o'clock. , B" The director of a private meteor- i,inSiitnt l ! earia movement aw u ciock. auejdesceEd t0 use iu nie ijujuiicuuii ui me mwu aim Saturn. Relief Party Arrives. Dispatches from Copiapo report the arrival there of a medical and relief party, bringing a large stock of .food and medicines. The medi- J cal officers of the party found a , number of the injured lying in the j open air in the vineyards, as the nospnai, wnicn was mint in i4, ; A had been ruined. Other victims to the number of 40, mostly aged per- so, were huddled ln a motion pic- ture theatre, lacking proper ven-' tilating facilities. The patients were in need of most of the essen- t'als. These condition, however, , are stated to he snrnassed hv those in Vallenar, where bodies still remain ! Predecessors who operated with beneath the ruins, their condition I t'oalltlin forces, constituting a serious menace to!., To use his own word he simply the public health. The inhabitants, I eafte1 a vote of confidence. He without food, are living in a contln- p.ut ullnseIf forward not as asking ual state of terror, sleenine on the nearby hills. Breaking of the wa ter pipes has left the town with out water. Grateful to U. S. The news that President Harding is sending warships to Huasco with supplies was received here with expressions of gratitude on all sides. While doubtless the vessels can not arrive for another week, it j is considered certain. Judging from continued reports of the serious conditions and appeals for relief from the district, that the aid will be timely. Much appreciation was expressed for the offer of assistance from the American Red Cross, but so far as known no decision has been taken. It is understood the authorities, before accepting, are. endeavoring to ascertain more definitely the ex tent of the damages and the num ber of persons in need of assist ance. WALTER HOOVER UNDER ARREST World's Amateur Sculling Cham, plon Cbapred with Xanslaugh. ter, ResuK of Auto Crash. Duluth. Minn., Nov. H. Walter Hoover, world's amateur sculling champion, was arrested here today on a charge . of manslaughter, in connection with the death in an au-! tomobile accident of Herbert See- j ley, 55, of Madison. Wis. Hoover was re lea sea on nis own recognu-i ance pending -arraignment. three young children by her second husband out of mischief and in school. The three stalwart sons and- two daughters who are the living off spring of her first marriage long have been self-supporting, one hav ing followed the coldrs in the re cent war while the others are dom icled near her. , These later have married and set tled down and have an aggregate of 12 children to wham Mrs. Doyle points with pride.. Today she told of her life with her first husbaud, who was Captain Elmer Sanborn of Machiasport, and With whom she I voyaged on the seven seas Saw London, Paris. 1 Rvrv trnAnrn nnrt'vas familial- '. she stated, even London and Paris! away from the coast, having been th. n K. H.1:- vuui h,,t h .f,i v., ..fi1" PnY ve tner tight ; the sights of these days meant any- thing to her. A shadowy memory is recallod of a visit to a theatrical performance it might have been Ten Nishts in a Bar Room in New York some 24 years ago, and also of accompany- i begin penitentiary sentences within a few days for viola ing Captain Sanborn to a Boston ! tion of the Illinois esninnao-p art Irnnun tha 'v,n.. theatre. "But a woman's place is in her home," she said today, "and I intend to stay there. I neither have voted nor registered and I have no intention of doing so." . DEPUTIES FIND MUSSOLINI IS 'HARD-BOILED Tells Them He Comes to Receive, Not - Ask Favors. Rome, Nov. 16. (By The Asso ciated Press.) Premier Mussolini, in his initial address to the cham ber of deputies today, threw down the gauntlet to that body and in dicated in unmistakable terms that he was not there to ask favors but to receive them. "What I am doing today," the premier said, "is a formal act of courtesy towards you for which I do not desire any special expres sion of gratitude. . for too many years ministerial crises have been settled by tho chamber by political maneuvers, but for the second time the first was in May. 1915 the Italian nation has overthrown the cabinet and given itself a ministry outside of, above and in spite of parliament. - "Kevolution Has Rlgnls." "I leave to the melancholy wor fihinnpra nf snnAr-mnatitntiAnqiiam i . . wUUUluliiuaiioiu i the dissertations and complaints. rfVhts 7 wo,,l,i arid t th. t J woHdiyTnatam ZTlt Dut 1 say that revolution has its the highest ca- pacity, of the revolution of the 1 ue'"'e me reiauon or black-shirts to introduce it as t a I .the Proposed merger to the gen force of development, progress and j eral statute, including the newly balance in the history of Italy." enacted packers and stockyards The new premier acquainted par- controi art liament with his nrnirram nf inter. """"" acl- nal reforms. He explained briefly the government's foreign policy and ! demanded blanket authority for a ! free hand in the execution of fiscal and bureaucratic changes. Debut is Impressive. L',gnor Mussolini s parliamentary LtDUt j13 Premier was impressive, ! Though the number of Fascisti oepuiies only reached 31 out of more than 500. the new chief of tho ! 1 .'. " I (Cabinet exhioited no apologetic i lones wnicn was tne custom of his lne support or me cnamber, but as one who had summoned it to show cause why it thould not be dissolv ed and bound over to keop the peace for two years until 1924, when its duration would automatic ally expire, according to the Italian constitution. GREECE SEEKS REFUGEE AID Asks "Utmost Help" Front Every Tfation to Care for Hun dreds of Thousands. ' .Washington, Novf'- K. The Greek government is asking "the utmost help" from every nation in its efforts to care for the hun dreds of thousands of refugees which continue to pour out of Asia Minor as a result of the Turkish military successes, according to a cable to the American Red Cross from Dr. A. Ross Hill, director of Its Near East relief operations. The cable, graphically telling of conditions in the refugee camps, declared that' the fate of a million Christians, "driven into the sea by the Turks,? hangs largely on the "quick charity of America." for many other peoples are nnab'.e to Washington, Nov. It By direc tion of President Harding, Secretary- Denby ordered the rmlur. Cleveland and Denver to Huasco Chile, with food, clothing and medi- cat supplies lor earthquake vic- I time. CROSS LLOYD, OWENS, ENGLAND, SIM! TO DEGIN SENTENCES NOU Plea of Millionaire Communist for 30 Day Stay to Dispose of $i;8OO,0OO Estate Refused; Court Clerk Issues Mandate. Chicago, Nov. 16. A move to obtain a pardon from Governor Small of Illinois for William Bros Lloyd, weal thy Communist-Labor party leader, who with 17 others of fines, was declared today prosecutor in tbe case, to be under way. ; . William Bross Lloyd, Chicago millionaire-communist, and 17 others, including Edgar Owens, L. K. England and Perry Shipman, Moline and Rock Island radicals, will ' - ""r - " - - "0 tnrow law, adopted during the period of the World war. Chief Justice Floyd E. Thompson of the supreme court today directed clerk of the court to issue mandate to the sheriff of Cook county, in which the communists wero con victed, to execute sentence of the court. Lloyd is sentenced to an indeterminate term, a maximum of five years, and fined the maximum of $2,000; Owens was sentenced to a similar prison term and fine $1,000; England was sen tenced to prison but no fine imposed and Shipman was sentenced to a year in the Cook county jail. Last week the United States supreme court denied review of the case on writ of error. Lloyd then petitioned for a 30-day stay of sentence on the ground that it would require that time for him to direct disposition of his $1,800,000 estate before beginning his sentence. "Well, any man going to prison ought not to have that much," commented Justice Thompson. PACKERS GIVE MERGER PLANS TO DAUGHERTY Details Withheld; Ar- mour Remains in Washington. -';v Washington. Nov. 16. Decision with regard to the proposed ab sorption by Armour & Co. of Mor ris & Co.. another of the Chicago "Eig Five" packers, was reserved today by government officers be fore whom the matler was placed yesterday by J. Ogden Armour. Mr. Armour's proposal is being I carefully studied by officers of the ; departments of agriculture and jus- w .. . .,. . vasnlneton. Nov. 1G J. Ogden Armui". head of Armour & Co., re mained in Washington today pre sumably for further conferences concerning a proposal for merging his own company with that of an other of the "Big Five' Chicago ' meat packers. Mr. Armour's pro- Psal for a merger was laid btfore . ,llorney"uenera! Daugherty and i-iacreiary Wallace of the Hpnart-, Iment of agriculture yesterday, for j ,.a" rancisco, who was fined the purpose, it was assumed, of ob- 1'000- ! taming government approval. LM ol La'fa Men. j All details of the plan were with- Following is a list of those con jheid except those made known by victed in the Communist-Labor j Secretary Wallace, who, in a for-case: jmal statement regarding Mr. Ar- Indeterminate prison sentences ; mour's visit to the department.'0' one to five years: i l ouiH that t V. 1 . . ii I I,' U 1 1 . .-f ; I , i , , ... purchase of the physical assets oblational organizer, drafter of the another packing plant. The secre- ' party platform, tary sajd he had expressed no opin-J Kdgar Owens, Moline,' state sec ion but "will, of course, give it retary. - fullest consideration." j L. K. England, Mo'ne, t)l w mem-' Mention Wilson, Morris. bers of 6,ate com lniUee-T'nnff,-i h. I Nlel3 Kiar. Chicago, member of ernment circles mentioned as aihlo morion with oith. vpn . sible a merger with either WiUon & Co., or Morris & Co. In the case ' i of the latter concern, however, a statement Dy toward Morris, its' president, in Chicago, last night, indicated that the company was not participating in the confer ences here. The merger proposal put for ward by Mr. Armour recalled some what similar proposals laid before the government department recent ly by the heads of the Independent steel corporations. Mr. Wallace's statement indicated, however, that because of special lesrislation namely,' the packer control act t which is administered by the de-l partment of agriculture, the. pack-' ing maustry stood in a different position. MRS. PHILLIPS FOUND GUILTY Los Angeles. Cal. Nor. 16. A verdict of murder in tbe second degree was returned by the lnry tooay in the case of Mrs. Clara Phillips, charged with beating Mrs. Alberta Meadows to death with a I hammer. . ' to escape imprisonment and by Frank Comerford, special - ' f aawvvB uu Vlt V J V V- . uwens ana England for many years have been leaders in the So cialist party in Moline and this county. They were arrested in January, 1920, on complaint of the Cook county state's attorney, and a few days later Shipman was taken Into custody. Organization of the Communist Labor party in Chicago in Septem- i ber, 1919, is said to have been cause ; of the arrests. Owens was said to be prominent in the party , found ing and England, too, was reported to have participated in the Septem ber convention. , Shipman had a minor role in the undertaking. Owens is perhaps best known of the trio for his Socialist activities in this community. He has fre quently been a state, and county candidate on the Socialist ticket and England at one time aspired to the mayoralty in Moline' as Socialist candidate. Associate of John Reed. Moyd's radical associates inl .eluded John Reed, Harvard gradu ; ate. magazine writer, author ! first bolshevik envoy to the United : States, who died of typhus in Mos cow and was buried under tbe Kremlin walls. Several of those who were con victed with him are wanted in Michigan, where warrants'! have been issued charging them with at tending the Communist national convention held in the woods near Benton Harbor last August. The Michigan warrants name L. . Kat- terfield, Dighton, Kansas; Edgar uwens, aioiine, xii., wno received 0Ile to. tiTe .y.ear. itenees at the ca ma tima I loiol n .s.v.,4.. j same time Lloyd was convicted: ana Max "dactit ol Cleveland and pos-irool countv nronae-md-i '. coo,t coualX propaganda National executive committee and commit- tee. One year in the county jail: Samuel F. Hankin, member of the Cook county executive com mittee. Morris A. Stoler, James A. Meis singer, Charles Krumbein. and John Vogel, Chicago, members of county executive committee. - (CoiiCuaed on Page Nine.) I i WAR DEPARTMENT j WILL AID POSTAL SANTA CLAUSES' Washington, Nov. 16. The usual congestion of mail fscill ties experienced by the postofflce department throughout the country at Christmas time will be relieved this year, insofar as the wsr department can make Its machinery effective. Orders issued today by Major General Davis, adjutant-general of the army, to all commanding officers of corps areas directed them to hold all Motor vehicles "not actually needed for mili tary purposes" Tor use of the postofflce authorities during the holiday season. - .' it 7 J'