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Temperatures Fall Below
Zero in Many Sections;
Drifts Block Trains
and Schools Close
CHICAGO, Dec. 13, (AP)—Win
ter clamped on its bitterest grip
today, accompanied by zero wea
ther and heavy snow.
A cold wave whirling across the
northern United States sent tem
peratures tumbling to the zero
mark and buried the northwest
ern plains under a fall of snow
which impeded traffic and caused
accidents and death.
. Tonight the fall in temperature
made itself felt across Illinois,
Indiana, Ohio and Michigan, and
the first below-zero weather of the
winter was promised before morn
ing in all the central states. To
the west, over the area crossed
earlier today and last night by the
storm wave, thermometers record
ed temperatures ranging from six
below zero in Sioux City, lowa, to
31 below zero at Wilder, Montana.
Half a dozen points in Minnesota
anil the Dakotas reported twenty
degrees or more under the zero
Aged Men Freeze
Deaths attributed to the storm
tonight at eleven. Aged men were
frozen to death in Minnesota and
lowa, overcome by cold near their
homes, while Colorado reported
two deaths and Montana one, in the
storm, to increase the total from
tile four deaths in the Pacific
Northwest and two in Canada re
ported earlier today.
Drops of 45 degrees in tempera
tures were reported from many
communities. At Yankton, South
Dakota, the temperature fell 66 de
grees in 18 hours, and the weather
bureau l'orcast drops of forty to
fifty degrees tonight in parts of
Illinois, Michigan and Indiana.
Minnesota, where drifts ten feet
deep, were reported in places, pas
sengers of a train bound for the
Twin Cities waded a mile thru
the snow when the engine was de
railed, to get to a relief train. A
car ferry, aground on the rocks in
Lake Michigan near Milwaukee, un
loaded part of its cargo in a bit
ter northwest gale, trying to free
itself, while four vessels stood by
to rescue the crew of 53 men if the
storm prevented recovery of the
Schools Ordered Closed
Schools closed for the day at
Watertown. South Dakota, and Du
luth, and other communities plan
ned to adjourn the schools tomor
row if the cold weather continued.
The weather bureau forecast
snow for part of the Great Lakes
region and predicted the mercury
would rise somewhat in the near
northwest by late tomorrow.
Stornt Sweeps West
With zero weather general over
(Continued on Page 4)
C o ° c ° SHOP6ARC
/ — f\ ! SToRe HOUR
The early shopping helps a lot.
The sooner you are through,
The more you’ll know you’ve helped the folk
>Vho have to wait on you.
people g3_—
Perish as Severe Cold Wave Grips Country
| Now —Let The Wind Blow! |
Ethel Hays, well-known artist, recently drew a sort of combination
skirt•tind-hloomer arrangement whereby windy days and high street car
steps woaM be robbed of all their terrors for the rolled-hose sox. (Tara
How, film actress, saw wtlie sketeh and liked it. Hiie ? s shown here
wearing the wlia-tdo-you-cpll it.
Night Marshal: R. L. Neill figur
ed in a thrilling hand-to-hand bat
tle late Sunday night with an
armed, drink-crazed Navajo Indian
in which he narrowly escaped be
ing shot, according to testimony re
vealed yesterday afternoon in the
court of Judge J. B. Drumm, where
Marcus Kensua, the Indian, was
placed on trial.
Neill declared that he was sum
moned by a woman who said that
an intoxicated man was raising a
disturbance west of the ice plant
and just inside the city limits.
Neill went to the scene at once,
leaving word for Frank Holloway,
taxi driver for Frank L. Riley, to
Kensuaw, who is said to be an
interpreter at the Leup-p agency,
was found and submitted willing
ly to arrest, Neill said. After the
two had walked a short distance,
however, the Indian, according to
Neill, suddenly whipped out a .25
calibre automatic but in drawing
the gun pulled his holster also and
was unable to get it loose in time
to fire. Neill drew his own gun
and struck the Indian across the
head with the Hutt, seizing the
smaller weapon at the same time.
At this point, Holloway arrived
with his car, and assisted Neill in
taking the prisoner to the jail.
Kensua was given a sentence of
ten days and a fine of SIOO by
Judge Drumm, the sentence being
Neill declared last night that if
reports from Superintendent Rob
erts, of the Leupp agency, indicat
ed that Kensua is incorrigible, a
charge of assault with a deadly
weapon would probably be pre
ferrde. The charge upon which
the Indian was fined was carrying
concealed weapons.
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NICE. France, Dec. 13 (AP) A
| tank containing chemicals for the
! manufacture of chlorine exploded
iat St. Auben, a few miles from
Nic. today, tilling Ft persons and
injuring 30,
Girl Bank Bandit’s
Wedding In Secret
Bared By Husband
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 13 (API
Rebecca Bradley, 22 year old Texas
university graduate and alleged
bank robber, is the wife of Otis
Rogers, young Amarillo lawyer,
Rogers revealed tonight.
Previously" the girl, who is
charged with having robbed the
Farmers National bank of Buna,
Texas, last Saturday, had denied
s'nc was married. She had been
working as a stenographer in the
office of Attorney General Dan
Moody, governor-elect, upder her
maiden name.
Rogers came here to defend his
bride. The announcement of the
marriage was made in a statement
by Rogers given out in the pres
ence of his wife and John Gofer.
Jr., Austin attorney, retained to
defend the alleged girl bandit.
Mrs. Grace E. Bradley, mother
of the girl, said the announcement
was a complete surprise to her.
At a hearing this afternoon at
San Marcos, Justice of the Peace
A. M. Ramse'y denied bail and or
dered the girl remanded to jail.
She had been released previous
ly, however, on a writ of habeas
corpus and bond of $5,000, and
since Judge George Calhoun, of the
53rd district court will not pass on
this bond until tomorrow, she was
allowed to return to Austin to
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13—Dis
trict Attorney Asa Keyes, John B.
Marble, foreman of the county
grand jury, and a deputy district at
torney were cleared of charges of
dereliction of duty" in superior
court here today. Judge Arthui
Keetch dismissed charges brought
by E. \Y. Hotchkiss of Seattle, on
the ground that the complain* did
not state sufficient Cause.
\ttacks Heart of Defense
in Scathing Attack On
Motives Involved in
Lease Deals
The government today began its as
sault upon the structure of defense
testimony in the Fall-Doheny oil
conspiracy trial.
Owen J. Roberts, special prose
cutor, began the concluding argu
ment for the government with a
vigorous three-hour plea for con
viction of Albert B. Fall, former
secretary of the interior, and Ud
ward L. Doheny, veteran California
oil man. for conspiracy to defraud
the government in the leasing of
the Elk Hills, California, naval oil
He hurled verbal hand grenades
at. the heart of the defense case
with pointed emphasis upon Do
heny’s SIOO,OOO loan to Fall on
Nov. 30, 1921, upon the “war scare
patriotic motive” as a factor in
the Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, oil stor
age plan, and upon the "veil iV*-e
--crecy” which shrouded the negotia
tions between Doheny and the cab
inet officer prior to the signing of
the Pearl Harbor contract on April
25, 1922.
Scouts Patriotic Motive
Touching on the defense conten
tion tHat Doheny bid on the Pearl
Harbor project because of anxiety
over the strategic situation in the
Pacific in 1921, Roberts said in a
slow, deliberate voice:
“Patriotism, bunk! They were
after the busines. It’s so much
The competition which the de
fense contended preceded the Do
heny awards was described by the
prosecutor as “an illusory sort of
“I don’t think there was an iota
of real competition,” he told the
“This doctrine,” said Roberts, al
luding to Doheny's testimony that
he saw nothing wrong in his loan
to Fal, “is subversive to all gov
ernment, inevitably subversive to
honest government of any kind.”
Attacking the defense contention
that the leasing policy precluded
collusion between Doheny and Fall,
Roberts said that all contracts wer e
negotiated and “then carried out
to Secretary Denby for his rubber
stamp signature—that’s all there
was to that.”
Case Nears Jury
The concluding arguments began
after three hours of heckling and
quibbling between counsel over 76
tenders of instructions for the
jury, which probably will receive
the case Wednesday noon.
Fifteen of 28 suggested prosecu
tion paragraphs and £0 of 48 de
fense tenders will make up the de
tailed instructions. The customary
defense plea for an instructed ver
dict of acquittal was summarily re
jected by Justice Adolph A. Hoehl
ing, presiding.
Half of the government's allot
ted six hours were consumed bv
Roberts. The defense will use the
entire court day tomorrow, and
former Senator Atlee Pomerene
will conclude for the prosecution
Wednesday morning.
Reading of the instructions will
probably require an hour or more.
Roberts followed his assault up
on the patriotic motive with a re
reading of Doheny’s testimony that
he believed the Eik Hills reserve
| might yield a profit of $100,000,000.
WATERLOO, lowa., Dec. 13 (AP)
Refusing to surrender to a cor
don of police, formed about the ho
-1 tel to which he had been traced.
! Wilfrid Delormd, Savage Mills
| blacksmith, committed suicide here
! this afternoon after killing a con-
I stable and wounding the son of a
I sheriff.
Delorme, wanted on a charge of
pointing firearms at a neighbor,
! fled his home when lie learned po
i lice were trailing him.
Beauty Pays
It was decidedly worth while to
Miss Clarice Barry to he adjudged
the most, beautiful October bride
of far-away Sidney, Australia. The
honor carried with a prize of $5,000
not to speak of a free trousseau,
bed-room suite, piano, honeymoon
lour and some odds an deads. .Miss
Barry hakl been a government sten
Ashes and Dead
Men Tel! Tales?
-“Not In Gallup
(Special to The Daily Mail)
GALLUP, N. M., Dec. 13. The
withdrawal of Judge Eli Clark
from his battle for a recount in
Arizona and ;his hint of “irregular
ities” in some of the counties, finds
a parallel in New Mexico except
that in at least one county in this
state a recount is impossible for
the simple reason that the ballots
were burned.
About 11 o’clock a. m., Saturday,
Dec. 4, 11. W. Yersin, representing
six democratic candidates in the
recent election, entered the county
clerk’s office to file contests for
hem. He was then informed by
the deputy clerk that the ballots
had already been destroyed. Air.
Yersin was skeptical, not believing
that it had been done, knowing
that under the lav/ the time for fil
ing contests would not expire un
til Dec. 6th.
It is reported that the ballots
were burned Saturday morning,
Dec. 4, before the clerk's office was
open. As the county clerk’s office
does not open until 9 a. in., the
burning of the ballots occurred be
fore this hour. One citizen residing
near the courthouse states that he
saw the deputy clerk burning the
ballots and that it was. before 9
The democrats allege more than
250 illegal votes cast for the re
publican ticket in this county but
with the ballots destroyed they
cannot go into‘court and sustain
their allegations.
TRENTON, N. J., Dec. 13 (AP)
—Several persons were reported
killed or injured when a fast'line
Reading railroad train overturned
tonight near the Hopewell station.
The station agent said over the
telephone, that three cars left the
tracks and were badly damaged.
Ambulances and doctors have been
rushed to the scene.
ARIZONA: Generally fair; nut
much change in temperature.
M W MEXICO: rnscttlcd with
snow north; rain or snow and
cold! r south portion, Wednesday
mostly fair.
By Courtesy H. J. Coins
Santa Co Weather Observer
Highest temperature ’»•">
Lowest Temperature - l
Snowfall 1 1-- inches
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Representative Hayden
Has Indian Supply Bill
Amended to Push
Coolidge Dam
g. o. p. Flans set
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, (AP)—
Boulder Canyon dam legislation
was given a preferential status on
the senate’s program today by Re
publican feaders. They decided it
should be taken up after the rivers
and harbors bill, which comes up
tomorrow, the Gooding railroad re
fund measure and the Capper
Ti tith-In-Fabric bill are consider
The program was outlined by the
Republican steering committee
which decided that after the Bould
er Canyon dam bill, the Senate
should take up the proposal to
settle French spoliation claims,
which has been pending fifty years.
With only minor changes, sec
tions of the Interior department
supply lull providing $12,599,000
for the Indian bureau, were ap
proved today by the House.
It adopted an amendment by
Representative Haskins, Democrat,
Oklahoma, to provide $5,000 in
stead of SI,OOO for the competing
commission to the Five Civilized
tribes of Oklahoma, and refused
to eliminate $15,000 with which to
pay Indian court judges, as pro
posed by Representative Frear,
Republican, Wisconsin.
An amendment by Representative
Hayden, Democrat, Arizona, which
was accepted, would authorize the
interior secretary to employ con
sulting engineers in construction
of Coolidge dam in Arizona.
State commissions of Nevada,
Arizona and California on the
California on the Boulder Canyon
dam project were urged today to
work for a definite agreement by
Chairman Smith of the House irri
gation committee, which is now
considering the Swing-Johnson
Representative Hayden, Demo
crat, Arizona, said that the com
mittee was unanimously desirous
that the state bodies arrive at a
satisfactory agreement among
First Snowstorm
Os Winter Covers
Winslow Streets
Winslow was visited Sunday by
the first snowstorm of the winter
a total of one and one-half inches
being registered here by H. J.
Fonts, Santa Fe weather observer.
The snow began falling shortly
before eleven o’clock Sunday night
and within thirty minutes the
streets were blanketed. The high
wind which prevailed throughout
Sunday abated- somewhat after the
snow started but there was still
enough to make driving difficult
even on city streets.
The flakes continued intermet
tently throughout the night but
within a comparitively short time
after the sun came out yesterday
the snow had melted and the tem
perature which ran dow n as low
as 24 degrees cante up to 55.
Motorists from Williams and
Flagstaff reported a driving snow
storm in those sections through
out Sunday morning and well into
the afternoon.
Much of the mud and slush on
the paved streets of Winslow was
removed by employes of the city
engineer’s office yesterday with the
sprinkling system.
Taking up reclamation bureau ap
propriations, the House today ap
proved funds recommended for pro
jects at Yuma, Arizona, Orland,
California, Grand Valley and I’n
compahgro. Colorado, and Boise,
* Aimee Is Nearly *
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4* polled by Aimee Semple 4*
4* McPherson, Los Angeles evan- 4*
4* gelist, as a written in candi- 4*
4* date for various offices at 4*
4* stake in the last month's elec- 4*
4* tion, was announced today. 4*
4* Mrs. McPherson showed her 4*
4* greatest strength in the race 4*
4* for Justice of the State Su- 4*
4* preme Court, 12 ballots being 4*
4* cast for her in that case. For 4*
4* Governor she received nine 4*
4* votes, for Chief Justice three, 4*
4* for Lieutenant-Governor, one, 4*
4* Controller, one, and State 4*
4" Board of Equalization, one. 4*
4" Other write-in candidates 4*
4* who received scattered votes 4*
4* include Charles Chaplin, An- 4*
4* dy Gump, Kenneth Ormiston, 4*
4* Mary Pickford and Will Hays. 4*
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Wallace Beery
To Visit Here
On State Tour
Northern Arizona, long a Mecca
for tourists of every state, has
drawn another Hollywood celebrity
to view its famous scenery. Wal
lace Beery, screen star, with Mrs.
Berry and their son, stopped in
Flagstaff last night on a tour that
will include the most famous of
the northern territory’s scenes.
The party was met at Flagstaff
by a private car, and will be taken
to visit rOaibi and other Navajo
and Hopi villages. After the In
dian reservations have been cover
ed, the Beerys will stop in Wins
low, enroute to the Painted Desert
and Petrified Forest.
Grmiston’s Arrest
Awaits Arrival Os
California Papers
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. 13
(AP) —Robert E. Crowe, state’s
attorney for Cook county, Illinois,
will order the arrest of Kenneth
G. Ormiston, wanted as a defend
ant here in the Aimee Semple Mc-
Pherson conspiracy trial as soon
as the papers arrive in Chicago, he
told E. J. Dennison, deputy district
attorney over long distance tele
phone here today.
Dennison said he believed the
fugitive radio 1 mail would he in
custody before night as postal of
ficials had informed him that the
warrants charging Ormiston with
perjury and conspiracy to obstruct
justice would arrive in Chicago late
The former Angelus Temple ra
dio operator, though located in
Harrisburg, Pa., several days ago,
has not been placed in custody
Dennison announced he would
a-ik the county grand jury tomor
row to facilitate the radio man’s
Nine witnesses have been sub
poaened to appear before the jury.
The trunk seized in New York re
cently «containing feminine wearing
apparel, part of which’ the district
attorney says belongs to the evan
gelist, will he exhibited to thejur-
“Kkfoapped” Groom
Returns To ¥/ed;
Accuses Woman
CHICAGO, Dec. 13, (AP) —Twen-
ty-four hours later than they had
expected Dr. William Frenzel; an
oculist and Miss Barbara- Truello,
his assistant, were married here
The marriage originally s (;t lu: '
Sunday night, was delayed by the
absence of the groom who re-ap
peared today and said he had been
kidnapped and drugged to prevent
his appearance at (lie ceremony.
Dr. Frenzel first, attributed the
kidnapping to a former woman em
ployer, he said later that it had
been engineered hv another wo-
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Witnesses Are Summoned
From All Parts of State;
Expected to Testify
in Failure Case
PHOENIX, Dec. 13 |Al>) The
failure of tlie Bank of Winslow
will be investigated by a Navajo
County Grand Jury beginning
Wednesday, it was announced here
today by Andrew T. Hammons,
state superintendent of banks.
Humors persistent for sometime
that the affairs of the defunct Bank
of Winslow, which failed in 1924,
are to be made the target of a
grand jury investigation were rife
yesterday following the calling
of the first Navajo county grand
jury in five years
The rumors gained hipid head
way in court house and legal cir
cles after it became known that
many of the witnesses suhjoenaed
to appear before the inquisitorial
body when it convenes in Holbrook
Wednesday are people who have
been identified in one way or an
other with the band's failure.
Witneesses from all parts of the
state as well as several now re
siding in New Mexico have been
summoned. County Prosecutor P.
A. Sawyer, refused to either deny
or affirm the rumors.
It was also reported unofficially
that the state attorney general's
office is to take a hand in the in
quiry, and that a representative
will appear before the grand jury.
The order calls the grand jury
into session at !) a. m. Wednesday
at Holbrook and all witnesses sum
moned have been ordered to appear
at that time.
Efforts to connect the witnesses
summoned with other cases were
to no avail and it is considered
that nothing hut a new move in
the bank case t an account for their
presence at this time.
Fate of Blackburn
In Hands of State
Supreme Court Now
PHOENIX, Ariz., Dec. 13 (AP)
The fate of Charles J. Blackburn,
Mesa rancher, convicted and given
the death penalty, for (lie murder
of Miguel C. Bernal, his business
partner, was placed in the hands
of the state Supreme Court here to
day at the conclusion of an all-day
hearing of oral arguments of an
appeal made by Blackburn to the
cou rt.
The decision of the supreme
court rests upon whether he had a
lair and impartial trial in the Gra
ham county Superior court last
February. Blackburn v/as sen
tenced to hung at the state prison
April 23. 1920, but obtained a stay
of execution as a result of ap
PAIiMA, Mo„ Dec. 13 (AP) —A
slight earthquake occurred here at
5:05 p. nr. today. Buildings were
! jarred but no damage was report
i ed. Parma is iti New Madrid
I county in the southeast portion of
i the state.
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