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EDITION STOCK MARKET NEWS PAGE FIVE VOLUME 35 KLAN IS ACCUSED IN FLOGGING U. S. Officials Deny ‘lron Hand’ in Nicaragua Affairs CRITICS ASSAIL NAVAL ACTION II SEIZING! PORT Only Meant to Safeguard American Rights, Says Official Spokesman At White House FLAY CENSORSHIP BULLETIN MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Dec. 28 (AP) —Os 400 soldiers of the conservative government for ces covering the retreat in the three days fighting with the Liberals at Las Perlas, on the coast, many were killed while the others were surrounded and captured. Advices rdtrhed here tell of the tierce battle which 1,000 conservative troops fought against 1,500 Liberals, 300 of whom are alleged to have been Mexican soldiers and officers. Finding themselves hard pressed, a retreat was ordered and 600 of the conservatives retired to El Bluff, leaving the • others to cover the retirement. j, The covering forces disputed every inch of the way but could not withstand the skill fully directed attacks of the LHrerats. WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (AP) The trouble in Nicaragua aroused new reverberations in Washington today, stirring the White House to make public explanations of its policy and bringing into sharper definition the points of controver sy between the admihistratidn and its critics. Replying directly to some of the protests against the landing of American forces on Nicaragua soil, the White House spokesman declar ed the United States had no other object than protection of American life and property, and was taking no hand as between the two Nica raguan factions who are contend ing for control of the country. Later in the day Secretary Kel logg of the state department, and Secretary Wilbur of the Navy, went hurriedly to the White House where they remained closeted for a long time with President Cool idge. Sucasa Envoy Protests The development set in motion many reports of important develop ments in the embattled little Cen tral American republic, but when the conference was over the White House and Mr. Wilbur remained silent while Secretary Kellogg said the conversation had related to China. Meantime the envoy here of the unrecognized Sacasa government at Puerto Cabezas sent to the state department a formal protest against the operations of the American forces landed in the Puerto Cabe zas district. Among other things the protest accused Rear Admiral Latimer, the American naval commander in Nic aragua waters, of setting up a cen sorship in violation of the inter national law. Both the state and navy department denied that they knew of any such a step. One of those who looked upon the day’s developments with par ticular curosity was Chairman Borah of the Senate foreign rela tions committee. The administra tion policy in Nicaragua has not appealed to him very strongly but lie is withholding a decision. De spite assurances given him repeat edly in talks he has had with Sec retary Kellogg. Mr. Borah is mak ing a personal investigation and until it is completed he will not decide whether to ask congress to go into the whole subject after the holidays. I • S. Landing Explained The White House pronouncement today was directed at charges emanating from Central America and elsewhere that the real pur pose of the American landing forces was to strengthen the hand of President Diaz, who has been 'recognized by the L r uit*-d Stale- as > A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE - ?? —■ SIX PAGES SOUTHERN PACIFIC NAMES NEW TEXAS AND LOUISIANA HEADS NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (AP)—A. D. McDonald, vice chairman of the executive committee of the South ern Pacific company, now stationed in New York, today was elected president of the Southern Pacific lines in Texas and Louisiana to succeed W. R. Scott, who died re cently. H. M. Lull, of Houston assistant to the president of the lines, was elected executive vice president. Mr. McDonald, who will have general control and supervision of the company’s affairs, is a Texan. His association with the Southern Pacific lines in Texas and Louisi ana began in the accounting de partment 25 years ago. After sev eral years at Houston, he was Water Parleys At Los Angeles To End On Jan. 2 LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 (AP) Delegates to the tri-state confer*- ence on proposed Colorado river developent istill were mulling over estimates of perfected rights, the amount of v'ater available from the river and the acreage it must serve as today’s session closed, ac cording to a statement issued by Charles P. Squires, of Nevada, chairman and sole spokesman of the meeting. These figures are sought as a possible basis for di vision of the water between the states. The conference is in executive session this week as a result of charges by the Arizona represen tatives that their point of view was not set forth by newspapers. Only three days of this week re main in which the conference, which last week deadlocked on the question of the amount of royalty which California is to pay Arizona for power derived from the pro posed Boulder Canyon dam, may reach an agreement. The Califor nia conference body, named by the last legislature, ceases to exist January 3, 1927. During recess periods both Cali fornia and Arizona delegations are attempting to reach a set of fig ures which can be used as a basis of w r ater division, Squires said. Mother And Baby Strangling Victims KANSAS CITY, Dec. 28 (AP) Mrs. Germania Harpin, 28, and her 8-months-old baby were found choked to death here tonight on the second floor of their home. The husband of the woman, Marions Harpin, is a French war veteran. Harpin told police he had re turned from work at a few minutes after 6 and found the bodies of his wife and baby dead amid the scene of a terrific struggle in an upper room 4 He called police at once, he said. Bloodhounds were summoned and set upon the trail. The bodies had been cold several hours, it is be lieved. constitutional ruler of that coun tuy, and to cripple the activities of the Sacasa group, recognized by Mexico. The spokesman for the presi dent said that in making the land ing Admiral Latimer had follow *ed the usual policy of the United States in Central America, mak ing his contacts with shore at such points and in such a manner as to prevent harm to American life or property by either of the combat ants. It was denied specifically that the American marines and bluejackets at Puerto Cabezas had interfered with the Liberal lead er, Sacasa or the members of his cabinet. Sacasa has been given a house for his own use by the Braggmans Bluff Lumber com pany, an American hardwood con cern in the Puerto Cabezas dis trict. the White House has been told, and he and his .lieutenants are at lihertj to carry on there as they --tern WINSLOW, NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA,WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1926 transferred to San Francisco where he became auditor of the Southern Pacific company. Later he was sent to New York as deputy con troller, and in a few months be came controller. On January** 1, 1925, he became vice chairman of the executive committee of the Southern Pacific company. Mr. Lull first was associated with the Southern Pacific lines in the engineering department in San Francisco in 1906. Eleven years later he was appointed division en gineer of the Southern Pacific lines in Oregon, and in 1920 went to the Texas and Louisiana lines as chief engineer, occupying that position until his appointment last October as assistant to the president of the lines. Embezzler Sends Victims $30,000 After Ten Years SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 28 (AP) —More than ten years ago Lester Welch, brilliant young San Diego attorney and politician, and who was also prominent socially, dis appeared and with him went $20,- 900 that had been entrusted to him by clients. At first it was feared he had been a victim of foul play, but later he was traced to Central America. Complaints charging him with embezzlement of the funds were then issued by the dis trict attorney’s office. Today Attorney James O’Keefe received a draft for $30,000, repre senting the embezzled funds and in terest from March, .1916* from Wdlch* transmitted through a friend in an eastern city. With the draft there came a message from Welch stating that he was sliding the money in order that his victims might be reimbursed. Four of the victims, all women, are to receive checks from O’Keefe. The fifth, a man, is believed to have left San Diego and no trace of him or any relatives can be found. Welch, when he left San Diego, was about 30 years of age, and abandoned a wife and young son. They have since left San Diego and are believed to have joined him. O'Keefe today refused to tell from what city the $30,000 draft came or to reveal the name of the friend who acted for Welch. The em bezzlement charges made against Welch will he dismissed within a few days, it is believed. Decks Are Cleared For Next Legislature PHOENIX Ariz., Dec. 28 (AP) —The eighth state legislature which convenes in special session next Monday and in regular session January 10 will he composed of 19 state senators and 52 represen tatives. Os the 19 senators, 17 are Demo crats and 2 are Republicans, while in the lower House, there will be 43 Democrats and 9 Republicans. There are no women members of the Senate but in the House, three representatives are women. They are Mrs. Vernettie O. Ivy from Maricopa county; Mrs. Nellie T. Bush, from Yuma county; and Gladys Walker from Santa Cruz county. Mrs. Bush and Mrs. Ivy have ser ved in the lower house in former legislatures hut Miss Walker is serving her first term. Condition Os Fall Reported as ‘Good’ EL PASO, Texas, Dec. 2S (AP) —The condition of Albert B. Fall, former secretary of the interior, who is ill at his home here with pneumonia, was described “very good" in a bulletin given out to night by Dr. H. T. Salford. The bulletin stares that Mr. Fall appeared to offer “good re sistance” to the disease, which "in all probability is an influenza pneumonia which ua-_ . miLei iu BROADWAY TOLD TB GLEAN STAGE ORFAGEGENSOR All Theatrical Managers Called In By Mayor And Warned To End Salacious Shows ‘PLAY JURIES’ FAIL NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (API- Theatrical producers of the great white way were told today that if their stages were not immediately cleaned of immorality with a thea trical broom they would be scour ed spotless with legal scrubbing brush. Summoned to city hall by Mayor Walker the producers were told of numerous complaints concerning current attractions and were in formed that they themselves could take the corrective measures if they acted quickly. Otherwise, they were told, the" official censor would become an actuality to stalk the playhouses with a critical eye and with the power of the law behind it. Leading Managers Tailed All the prominent producers called in by the mayor attended the conference except Sam H. Har ris, who is in Connecticut. George M. Cohan came down from Mon roe, N. Y., to listen to the may or’s ultimatum. Other producers present were Lee Hubert, Ar thur Hopkins, William A. Brady, Daniel Frohman, Edgar Selwyn, David Belasco and John Golden. After they had ljeft Mayor Walker admitted newspapermen and tpld them of his plans. “If they don't do something themselves,’’ he said of the pro ducers, “censorship will follow, much as I am opposed to that. “I understand that the real ar tistic shows cn Broadway are starving to death and that some fly-by-night salacious productions are selling out nightly. Many of the complaints are about undress ed condition of some of the musi cal shows. “Play Juries” Fail “I don’t want to assume an alarming attitude hut something must he done. They are dumping in New York shows that could not get hookings on the road.” Mayor Walker expressed the opinion that it is impossible to obtain convictions where police of ficers make arrests of individuals on the ground that their perform ances are salacious. The play goes on, he said, and the players are usually acquitted. Juries, he decided, refused to act a.s censors and so the only re course if the producers refused to "see the light” he believed to be legislation creating an official cen sor. Such legislation, he said, he would have enacted if the produc cers did not act. “But how about the citizens play juries appointed by District Attor ney Banton as an unofficial ad junct of his office?” a reporter asked. "Have they proven a flat fail ure?” "Figure it out for yourself,” the mayor replied. He would say no more. Prince Carol Traced To French ViHage NICE, France. Dec. 28 (AP) Former Crown Prince Carol, of Rumania, according to information ! 10111 1 heoule, a small village near Cannes, dined there at the Hotel Beaurivage, Saturday night. He " as accompanied by friends from Paris and all left by automobile Sunday morning. The party’s des tination was unknown. Since hvi departure Carol has not been seen on the Riviera. The onh proof of his appearance in ibis region was liis identification by means of a picture by the hotel people, to whom he made pay ments. definite course.” It is hoped that within a few days the former gov ernment official will be out of danger, the bulletin concluded Sues Dry Chief sfsfsfd Frederick C. Baird, former Pitts burgh prohibition chief, whom General Andrews once called “the perfect prohibition chief.” was al together imperfect in the way he paid his help, according to Miss Marion L. Bennett of Pittsburgh. She has sued him for pay which she says is due her for work she did for him. Fists Fly During Texas Hearing In Rev. Norris Case FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 28 CAP)—A fistic encounter between O. E. Carr, city manager of Fort Worth, and Marvin Simpson, at torney, followed a declaration by Carr today that he believed the at torney was involved in sending a man to Mayor H. C. Meacham with an offer to kill the Rev. J. Frank Norris, Baptist minister, who faces a murder charge. Carr asserted the attorney and Dr. Norris sent a man to Mayor Meacham in an effort to trap the official, who is assisting in the prosecution of Dr. Norris. The city manager made his charge while Simpson, attorney for the minister, was taking Carr’s deposition in a $150,000 damage suit brought -against Dr. Norris by the 14-year-old son of D. E. Chipps, lumberman, who was shot and killed by Dr. Norris in the study of the First Baptist church here last July. Tells of Mystery Visit Carr testified that a man visited Mayor Meacham, a close friend of Chipps, and offered to kill Dr. Norris for SSOOO. The mayor, Carr said, rejected the offer and said he would be willing to-spend an equal amount to save the pastor’s life. “Why didn’t you have the fellow arrested?” Carr was asked. “Because I thought Simpson sent him.” the witness replied. “If you think that, you’re just a liar,” shouted Simpson, springing at Carr. The attorney was quieted, but af ter Carr had finished the deposi tion, Simpson demanded to know if the city manager “still believed” it. He struck Carr a staggering blow. Carr, with his overcoat on. fought hack until the two were separated. Would Withdraw Remark Before leaving the stand.- Carr admitted to Dayton Moses, associ ated with Simpson in Dr. Norris’ defense, that perhaps he “should withdraw” the remark as applied to Simpson. Mayor Meacham in a deposition declared there was no organized effort to push the prosecution of the minister on the murder charge. He freely admitted that he had given SIB,OOO for the employment of special prosecutors in the case. He said he was interested in the prosecution “because Chipps was killed while taking my side.” The lumberman was slain when lie went to Dr. Norris to protest against attacks being made by the preacher on Mayor Meacham and the city administration. Dr. Norris’ trial is set for Janu ary io at Austin. ABED MARINER TELLS BE BEING LOST ON PACIFIC Coroner’s Jury Frees Him In Death Os Companion Whose Flesh He Ate To Keep Alive PAL WENT INSANE LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28 (AP) Eli S. Kelly, 69 years old, fisher man, gaunt and enfeebled, told a coroner’s jury today a story of adventure at sea unrivalled here in many years. He w T as exonerated for responsibility for the death of his companion, James S. McKinley, 63, strips of whose flesh Kelly ate to sustain life after the two had drifted more than eight days in a •21 foot boat and McKinley had died of thirst and exposure. Kelly himself hear death was picked up on Santa Catalina is land where his boat drifted three days after McKinley’s death and taken to a hospital. His clothing hung loosely on his big frame, for he had shrunk from 210 to 120 pounds since he and McKinley set out on their first and last fishing trip together. Engine Goes Dead His son, Kelly testified, purchas ed the yawl which had been a life boat aboard the yacht of Zane Gray, novelist. With McKinley’s assist ance a motor was installed, a lic ense obtained and the two embark ed at a point near Redondo beach. When they had reached a point 16 miles from shore the engine went dead and they were never able to start it again. The storm which developed sev eral waterspouts on Santa Monica bay on that day broke over them before they were able to hoist sail and huge combers deluged the small craft. “McKinley was a clumsy man— a big fellow and he couldn’t handle himself very well,” Kelly said in ex plaining how his partner had fallen in the boat and broken one of the gallon water jars. “I knew our life depended on the little water he had in those jars,” he continued, “but I couldn’t con vince McKinley of that. He drank on the first day out all but one pint of the water we carried.” Story Shooks Jurors Kelly's description of the days that followed shocked the jurors. McKinley insisted upon drinking (Continued from Page 1) salt water, he said. On the third day the old man (Continued on page 6) 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 'f , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4*4 , 4 , 4’ 4* t Youthful Bandits J l Say Young Woman .t * Led In 16 Holdups * * * 4* CHICAGO, Dec. 2S (AP)— ❖ 4* Four youthful robbers who 4* ❖ employed a toy water pistol ’l* 4* as their only weapon in 25 4* 4* Itfddups during the last month * 4* today accused Mrs. A lino Re- 4* 4* nuzzio, a pretty 21 year old 4* 4* girl-mother, of being their 4* leader. She confessed to hav- 4* 4* ing taken part in 16 of the "fr 4* robberies, “just to get a thrill 4* 4* out of living.” 4* 4’ The fifth boy member of the •> 4* gang lay dead as a result of 4* 4* the holdup of Robert Ray, a 4* *> postal clerk last night. Two 4* 4* of the gang accompanied by 4* 4* the girl robbed Ray of sl7. 4' 4* When they turned to flee, Ray 4* 4* shot and killed John Renzio, 4* 4- 18. * "*■ The girl and Tony Oliver, 4* 4* 18, were captured later and 4* 4* today Tony Pinto, 17, Victor 4* 4* Pinto, 18 and Dan lanello, 18 4* 4* were arrested. 4* Almo is the wife of John % 4* Rehuzzio, a taxicab driver, + 4* who refused to live with her, 4* 4* he said today, when she be- 4* 4* gan to seek “outlaw thrills and 4* 4* ran around.” They have a two 4* 4* months old baby. 4* 4* 4* 4* *4*4*4*4*4*4r4* 4* 4* 4* 4 1 (5c PER COPY) For Ileana? Here is the most recent picture of Crown Prince Umberto, of Italy, who, according to rumor, may marry Queen Marie’s last eligible daughter—Princess Ueana. ' Both Sexes Held Accountable For Petting Parties MILWAUKEE, Wis., Dec. 28 (AP) —lt is easier for the great “com placent majorities” of university campuses to criticize old conven tions, than to expend the energy to construct and develop new ideas of the modern times, the national Christian Students, Conference was told today. The speaker, Dr. A. Bruce Curry, New York City, chairman of the conference, made the criticism of the “complacent majorities” in his opening address. This followed the' statement of Dorothy Richards of New York, graduate of Depauw university, who said smoking by women was all right as far as she could see and expressed the be lief that there was no moral ques tion involved. She condemned pet ting as immoral and denounced sororities. Dr. Curry said those students who were inclined “to try any thing seriously”' should be cheer ed, as there is “more hope in them than in the complacent majorities who seem blissfully unconscious” of their books of the present era. Many a youth, he said, are over whelmed by “perlexing questions of religion, the standards of liv ing,” and by the “weary, tragic browbeaten world” but if they would exert themselves, they could follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and in them would “find away out.” • Somewhat along the same trend as Dr. Curry, Miss Richards said Christianity should lie popularized and that she believed Christianity was slipping on some university campuses nor was morality fash ionable. “The intellectuals’ of the class room arc not reading the bible, but prefer Mencken, she explained, as a sort of mental fashion. “I can see- nothing wrong in smoking, but I can see a great deal of wrong in petting. ... I be lieve the sex desires of young men and young women are much the same. Why shouldn’t we he frank?” * This situation, she said, could he explained, by saying: “No, thank you, I’d like to, quite as much as you, but. you know it isn’t the thing for either of us.” o U. S. Airmen Will Quit Tampico Soon MEXICO CITY, Dec. 28 (API- Major Davguc, Captain Mae Daniel rjf,d Lieutenant Weddington, the U. S. Army flyers who visited Mexico City and presented to President Calles a goodwill letter from Presi dent Coolidge, left this afternoon for Tampico. They hope to re sume their pan-American flight by Friday at the latest. CITY EDITION Subscription Rates: One Year $6.00 Six Months 3.25 One Month 60 NUMBER 17 LAWYER BEATEN BY HOODED IS; REWARD POSTED Georgia Governor Warns Martial Law Will Be Ordered If Courts Fails To Act CHARGE IS DENIED ATLANTA, Ga. Dec. 28 (AD —The flogging of Wimberly E. Brown, an attorney, by a band of hooded men near Lyon.;, Ga., Fri day night brought Com Governor Clifford Walker today a warning that martial lav. will be declared ‘if the regular processes of (he courts tail to curb these outrages ’ and Nathan Bedford For n, herd of the Knights c,!’ the K . K> Alan in Georgia issued a state ment terming: the incident “an un- speakable outrage ” Those in the band “wore rob s in imitation of the Klan regalia, but were not in any sense Klans men”, Mr. Forest said, and.added, that the Klan will offer a reward for the apprehension of those in volved. Declaring in a formal statement that “mobs with heads covered with flour sacks shall not rule in Georgia,” Governor Walker offered a special reward of SI,OOO for the first of a member of the masked band and called upon “every patriotic citizen” of Toombs county to cooperate. Meanwhile Judge R. N. Hardman at Louisville, Georgia, called the Toombs county superior court and grand jury into special session be ginning January 17 to investigate the whipping. Mr. Brown assisted in the pro secution of five alleged members of a hooded band that fatally wounded Willie Wilson last July. Wilson whose name had been linfl ed with accusations of syrup thefts was fired upon by members of the band who forcibly entered his home and with the apparent in tention of kidnaping him. Those tried in connection with the at tack on Wilson were acquitted December 3, Crown said today a crowd of men “wearing Klan regalia” seized him on a street corner in Lyons, • ook him about two miles into tlu country and beat him so severely with loathe! straps that, ho has since been under a physician’s care They also warned him, he said, that unless he moved from the county within ten days he would be killed. According to Brown the only statement members of the mob - made to him \yas that they “would teach me to prosecute the Klan” and to write articles for a Macon ! paper, which Brown believed re j ferred to hi,s prosecution of the Wilson case and an article in a Macon paper after the trial. Mr. Forest declared in his state ment that there is no klan in Lyons and l't-vfr has been. “1 sent an investigator te the scene when the attack came to my attention,” he said, “and ■ am informed that the mob wore flour sacks over the:; heads and had white robes bearing f lie lettfJi.: ‘K. IC. K.’ That is not I the Klan costume and never bse; | been. The !<7an rob ',s are white I with an emblem on the breast, but. |no letters.” j o AIUIV CLICKS DELAYER TAMPICO, Mex., Dec. 28 (AP) j Because of a heavy norther, which |has been blowing since early this | morning, the IT. S. Army av’aio; | were unable to make progress with the installation of a new engine on one of the machines. The four | planes, it was explained, would be I ready to hop off for Vera Cruz j Thursday, but it is certain no . - | that, they will be delayed until j Friday at least. ; 4* 4* 4* 4> 4* *> ❖-b -?• »> >, * The Weather 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* »> .•}> * 4* 4, i Arizona sttul New .Mexico: Wed, | Thursday, fair; | < hatme in f ntperaiure. WINSLOW By Lomut<>*y H. FOC'TS S;mh! Ee Weather Observer | i!ittli 'leniporntiire ;j( ! Lb’.v Temper tturc 1 So precipitation.