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EDITION STOCK MARKET NEWS PAGE FIVE J VOLUME 35 POISON LIQUOR STIRS MELLON Colorado River Conference Deadlock Looms Again ARIZONA PLANS 10 00 OH Will NEVADA ENVOYS California Commission To Automatically Die But Others Hope Parley Can Proceed DIFFER ON MONEY LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (AP) The tri-state conference on pro posed Colorado river development closed today’s session indicating but small hope that an agreement would be readied with but one more day for deliberation. The conference will adjourn to morrow night to permit delegates to return to their homes for New Year’s day and Monday the Cali fornia delegation, named by the last, legislature, ceases to exist. Representatives of both Arizona and Nevada will return next week in the hope that some delegates for California will be named to con tinue the conference, according to Charles P. Squires, of Nevada, chairman. Previously the conference reach ed an agreement on water distri bution but it is to be binding only' in event that a second compact on power and royalty payments he en acted. It was this question of power on which the delegates de bated today and .which will occupy the conference tomorrow, Squires said. Senator Johnson Elated WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (AP) Advices from Los Angeles that the tri-state conference on the Colora do river development had reached a tentative agreemnt on appropri ation of the waters of the: Colorado river, between the states of Cali fornia. Nevada, and Arizona, eli cited enthusiastic comment today front Senator Johnson, Republican, California, who is joint author with Representative Swing, Repub lican, California, of a measure to aufhorize the Boulder Canyon dam project. "If the reports of harmony are correct,’’ he said, "I am pleased, in deed. f am interested not so much in any agreement which the conferees will reach as I am in whether the accord means abso lute elimination of the objections which Arizona has raised to the details of the project.” The Swing-Johnson bill has been reported by the House irrigation committee, and awaits action by the House. O- New Common Carrier Licenses Out Monday PHOENIX, Dee. 30 (AP)—The I siiite corporation commission next I Monday will begin the issuance of ! automobile licenses for common ' carriers in Arizona, it \va,s announ- i ced today. The plates designating the car j on which they are to be placed to j he engaged in the common carrier j business will be exchanged free of J charge to all licensed operators for the regular 1927 plates and a certificate showing that the re quired fees have been paid for the year to the county assessor. The new carrier plates will be the same j size i\> the regulation licensed plate and will have black letters on an orange banekground. Western Auto Supply Shows Big Increase LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (AP) Earnings of the Western Auto Supply company, which has 150 stores in eleven western states and Honolulu, are approximately $14.- 000.000 for 1926, an increase of $3,000,000 or 27 per cent over last year, officials of the company an nounced here today. o- CENVER GETS CHARTER PITTSBURGH Pa., Dec 30 (AP) —The University of Denver was granted a charter by Phi Kappa, na tional Catholic fraternity, at Git third annual con''.atLai Let. iu..a. A PAPER FOR THE jfArioM SaASSOCIATED «BS LEASED WIRE«<. SIX PAGES New York Hotels Prepare For Record Celebrations NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (AP)—Ho- | tels, whose banquet halls will at- | tract thousands of celebrators to- i morrow night, announced today that all plans for the biggest and most festive New Year’s observ ance in New York history have been completed. All that remains, their managers said, as they scrutinized seasonal decorations and gave the final word to the chefs, is for New York to turn in early if it wants to get a running start into 1927. No curfew law. although it now is on the statutes, will interfere, according to Mayor James J. Walker, who announced that for this “special occasion” the three o'clock closing of night clubs and restaurants with music “is all off.” Private parties in homes, cases, clubs, and halls, will contribute to the indoor feature o7 the celebra- !• tion. SEVERE QUAKES BATTER DISHES IN WASHINGTON SPOKANE, Wash., Dee. 30 (AP) —Violent earth tremors, which sent alarmed persons running from shaking buildings, were felt thru out central Washington at 10 a. m. today. The disturbance centered around Entiat in north-central Washington where a chimney was shaken off a house on one of the main streets' and many residents reported that furniture and dishes in their homes were severely shaken. The tremblor was- felt in Yakima shortly before ten o’clock this morning. Employes in various of fices in the Federal building there, reported that their desks were moved back and forth by the shock. Other Yakima residents within a radius of five miles from the Fed eral building also reported notice able shocks. A shock lasting two minutes was recorded by the seismograph at the University of Ganzaga, at 9:57 a. m. It’s center was located 500 miles away. A few minutes later resident-i of Yakima and Wenat chee felt the tremors. Similar light earth shocks were felt here Dec. 4 when western Washington and western British Columbia were visited by earth quakes. Occupants of buildings in Wen atchee ran out onto the streets when the tremblor started furni- I lure vibrating and dishes rattling. ■i ‘ ° j Flood Toll Raised To Eight NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 30 (AP) —in Mississippi, in the Big Black river swamp, near Jackson, more than a dozen automobiles were reported under water by a flood inspection party which re turned to Jackson from the flood area tonight. With Mississippi's flood death list standing at eight, two bodies having been recovered from Big Black river, members of j the party said the death list might : he increased when the water sub- j sided enough to reach the auto- j mobiles. The bodies of the two negroes were found recently in an auto mobile in the Big Black river swamp when the top of the ma chine was cut open by divers. o. Extreme Cold Wave Grips Florida Coast I JACKSONVILLE FLA. Dec (AP) j —Florida today experienced the j coldest weather of the winter, re ports from several parts of the stats showing temperature,s of near freezing this morning. While the weather moderated during the day a heavy frost was forecast for the coast tonight and a heavy killing frost in the interior except the ex- | treme son'll yor'ion WINSLOW, NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1926 Ten dollar cover charges will be | the standard price at the big ho | tels, with here and there an ex tra five added for an “imported novelty for the ladies,” or because the dancing will he supplemented with a tableau. Orchestras will syncopate the seasonal festivities in five restaur ants in the Waldorf-Astoria, and in sixteen other rooms from cel lar to roof. At the Hotel Plaza, 2,500 New Year’s eve guests are expected to sit down to the $lO dinner. The Ritz-Carlton has boosted its cover charge to sls, and announced to day virtually all possible' reserva tions had been made. At the Astor hotel all 29 ban quet rooms will be used, and the grand ballroom will be the scene |-of a special supper and dance ac | comodating 3,000. Snowbound rlyer Lives Three Days On Barreled Beer SAN DIEGO. Cal., Dec. 30 (AP) —Marooned for three days with his airplane in deep snowdrifts on top of a mountain 12 miles south east of Mexicali. Mex., during which he subsisted on barrelled beer was the unusual experience of W. J. Barrows, a pilot of the Ryan Air Lines who returned to San Diego today. , Barrows is believed to be the first southern California aviator to be snowbound. He said one ex perience was sufficient to last him a couple of winters. Barrows was one of three pilots from San Diego engaged in the transportation of barrelled beer from Mexicali to Tiajuana by air plane. Piloting a small plane, he landed his ship on a plateau 4,000 feet above sea level where the beer was delivered in trucks. At that time, Barrows said there was three feet of snow on the plateau, with a snowstorm in progress. Be fore the trucks could reach him over the almost impassable roads from Mexicali, the snow had piled so thick about bis plane he was unable to take off. The aviator remained with his ship until this morning when the snow had thawed sufficiently to permit him to again take to the air. o New War Due Inside Two Years, Sun Says j -■ „ " PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 30 (AP) I —Another great war within two years, caused by the culmination of | !”■ period of sun spot activity, is j j among the possibilities, according I 1° Professor A. Tchijovsky of the University of Moscow. His paper, sent from Russia, was read today before the Meteorologi cal section of the American Asso ciation for the Advancement of Sci ence by Professor V. P. Dcsmitt, lecturer on meteorology at Colum bia university. The Russian declared that all j | great wars had followed periods of ; intense sun spot activity. o HEILMAN BUYS COLUMBUS CINCINNATI, Dec. 30 (AP) August Hermann, president of the Cincinnati Nationals announced to day that the offer to purchase the Columbus, Ohio, American associ ation baseball club, had been ac cepted. The Columbus club will be used | as a farm for the development of 1 young players. COLORADO MAN HONORED DENVER Colo., Dec. 30 (AP)—| Governor Clarence J. Morley an- j nounced this afternoon he would j appoint William T. Lambert of j Sedalia. Douglas county, to the state civil service commission. Lambert was speaker of the last House of Representatives. He will on January 1 take the place now held by William V. 'Roberts of Fort Collins. i KEYES INSISTS HE'LL GO LIMIT IN AIMEE CASE Mrs. Wiseman’s ‘Turncoat’ Testimony Will Not Halt Prosecution Entirely, He Says NEW CHARGES NEAR LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (AP)— The next step in the Aimee ple McPherson case, whether it will be dismissal of the conspiracy charges against the evangelist and her three co-defendants or the filing of new charges, remained un decided as the second county grand jury to investigate the affair clos ed today’s session. A bewildered public, vainly at tempting to follow the intricate case, was further puzzled tonight by a statement by District Attor ney Asa Keyes emphatically deny ing that the case against Mrs. Mc- Pherson, her mother, Mrs. Kennedy, her former radio engin eer, Kenneth G. Ormiston, and Mrs. Lorraine Wiseman Sielaff. would be dropped. Yesterday, the prosecu tor declared that the dismissal of the conspiracy charges was immin ent due to changes made in her story by Mrs. Wiseman, who dou bles as one of the defendants and also a star witness for the state. He then branded Mrs. Wiseman as a “turncoat” and “perjurer,” tell ing “a new story almost every day.’ Keyes Makes Statement Keyes’ statement, today was: “Emphatically, I will not drop this case. While Mrs. Wiseman has changed her original story in l part, it is not diametrically oppos ite to that she told on the witness stand during Mrs. McPherson’s pre liminary hearing. Instead, it is more of an elaboration of the vague parts of her previous testimony.” The grand jury will resume it’s inquiry Tuesday and court attaches forecast that the present conspir acy to obstruct justice charges may j be dropped and indictments for per- j jury and subornation of perjury j substituted. Roland Rich Woolev, Mrs. Me- I Pherson’s former personal attor-1 ney, was the first witness heard by j tlie grand jury and he was follow- j eel by Leonard Hammer, also a member of the evangelist’s legal staff, at the time of her prelimin ary hearing. Denies Wiseman Charges Wooley said he had been excus ed from the oath of secrecy and told newspapermen that his testi mony had been a detailed denial of the new story of Mrs. Wiseman that it was he who engaged her to manufacture evidence to clear Mrs. McPherson,, whom the state con tends was at Carmel with Ormis ton during a part of the time she says she was in the hands of kid napers. Attempts were made in the grand jury room, Wooley said, to ques tion him concerning negotiations with Mrs. McPherson for the pay ment of his hill against her for legal service. Keyes then had de clared that these negotiations had nothing to do with the present in vestigation. Attorney Oscar Law ler, who handled the fee payment negotiations for Wooley, said when asked whether there had been a break with Mrs. McPherson when he offered to settle the bill, said that was “Wooley’s business.” Hammer was called to corro borate Wooley’s testimony that lie had advised the evangelist to have nothing to do with Mrs. Wiseman- STATE SlvYLliii ItKPOHTS PHOENIX, Dec. 30 (API —Hur- ing the fiscal year ended June 30. 1926, a total of 3589 weights and measures in the state were inspect ed and sealed as correct, said the report of the state sealer of weights and measures, filed today with Gov ernor Hunt. Fees collected tot alled $988.80. Inspections were made only in those cities having no sealer of weights and measures. *************** * Holds Whip Hand l 4- ************* * '*mm HEAR ADMIRAL LATIMER in Charge in Nicaragua ‘KING BEN’ WILL GET JURY TRIAL IN GIRL ATTACKS BENTON HARBOR, Midi., Dec. :3d (AP) —gome time after the Feb ruary term of circuit court opens I here, Benjamin Franklin Purnell, one-time railroad tunnel watchman and more recently “King” of the House of David colony, “will be ] brought before a jury to answer charges of having criminally at tacked a former young woman member of his cult. Justice Ara Weldon so ruled To day after completion of the tran script of testimony at the arraign ment of the aging cult leader on charges brought by Mrs. Bessie Woodworth. For the fifth time since he was surprised by state police in a mid- I night raid on his colony in Novem ber and arrested after a four-year search, Purnell came into justice court. As on each previous sion, the “King” was carried in on a stretcher borne by bewhiskered followers of Benjamin’s faith. Likewise, as on previous occa sions the little courtroom, was jammed, the crowd of curious ones flowing over into the corridor. At the conclusion of today’s finale to the police court proceed ings in the Woodworth charges, Purnell, clad in the same fur-col lared overcoat and cap he has worn on each earlier appearance, was carried back to his colony, his $125,000 bail being continued. Os this amount SSOOO covers the charge ou which today’s action was taken; the remainder is to guar antee His further appearance in, justice court on similar charges brought by Gladys Bamford Rubel and Ruth Bamford Reed, also for mer colony members and two capias actions. Midenettes Prefer Title To Pay Raise PARIS, Dec. 30 (AP)—Striking midinettes on the rue de la Paix ara demanding one franc more per day and insisting that they invent ed sewing. This means, if they win, about 20 francs per day—less than a dollar. This might have been arranged. But when the employers retorted that sewing was invented 100,000 years ago by the Aurignaceans, the midinettes wanted to quit despite the increase in wages. "We are the little girls who in vented sewing and we don’t intend to have Aurignaceans take this title away from us,” said the spokeswoman of the midinettes. “We waive the increase in salary, hut we want to be known as the girls who invented sewing!” Os German invention is a small umbrella that can be folded into the top of a vanity case. LATIMER LIFTS CENSORSHIP IN NIHAGUAiR Simply Intended To Keep Neutrality, He Declares; Wounded Soldiers Are Being Neglected CITY IS HOSPITAL WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (AP) The dispute whether an American censorship had been established on radio stations in the Nicaraguan neutral zone was settled today when the state department an nounced that one had been in ef fect but had been lifted. The department said it had just been informed by Rear Admiral Latimer, in'command of American forces in Nicaragua, that a censor ship had been established at Puer to Cabezas and Rio Grande Bar “to maintain the neutrality of the zone by preventing the sbnding out of military instructions or informa tion by either side” in the faction al strife in that .country. “The admiral’ reported further,” said the departmental announce ment, “that all censorship on radio stations in the neutral zone has been removed by his direction.” Until the announcement was made, state department officials had insisted they were without in fornititiuii of any censorship, as charged by Dr. T. S. Vaca, repre* sentative here of the Sacasa Liber al faction in Nicaragua Wounded Men Neglected MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Dec. 20 (AP) —The Cuyamel Fruit com pany's power barge arrived at Bluefields today from Las Perla,:; with 71 wounded liberal troops and 58 wounded conservative troops, many of them in a serious condi tion. Some of the soldiers had suffered from their wounds for two or three da vs without medical attention. Bluefields is df s< lH ed as one huge hospital, and the American navy doctors will assist in taking care of th > most serious cases. The killed on both sides are estimated at 70. though exact figures cannot be obtained". Many of the dead are lying half buried on the beach at Las Perlas. o— State Gasoline Tax War Goes To Trial WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (AP).— Motion of Oregon and Washington urging the supreme court to dis miss cases challenging the validity of their laws imposing gasoline taxes upon dealers and license fees upon the operators of auto mobiles were opposed today by motor companies and individuals who brought the suits. Briefs were presented contending that the court in consolidating and advan cing the cases for hearing on Janu ary 3 had decided that the contro versy was within its jurisdiction. ‘White House’ Cake Gift To A1 Smith ALBANY, N. Y. Dec 30 (API- Personal friends and political sup porters of Governor Alfred Smith in all parts of the country joined today in celebrating his 53rd birth day and the fourth occasion when that anniversary was preliminary to his induction as head of the state government. Congratulatory messages came in unusual number from out of slate points to suppliment the flood which attested the governor’s po pularity within New York —chara- cterized by his ardent adherents as “Al’s bailiwick.” The gifts too, while in the main of personal character, represented a large territory. One drawing particular attention of politically inclined guests at the executive mansion was a cake in the shape of the White House. It was baked by the governor's own cook, how ever. (5c PER COPY) *************** t Wotta Fine, Brave * l Idea This Is—And t t New Year Upon Us * * —— * 4* PHOENIX, DEC. 30. * 4* (Associated Press) * * Four hundred bottles of ini- * * ported liquors, brave with * :* gold medals won at interna- * j* tional expositions were de- + * canted today for the exclusive * * refreshment of Phoenix sew- * j4* er rats. Seized two years ago * i * by prohibit ion agents at Globe, * |+ tliey had done their duty here * * as mute witnesses in the Uni- * * tei.l States district court and + * were destroyed by judieiiil or- + * dev. * 4* Twenty-two copper stills, * * ranging in daily capacity from * 4* live to 20<l gallons, were hack- * * ed full of holes and carted to * * tiie junk heap where they will * * bo sold ns old copper for the * * benefit of the United States * * Veterans Bureau. The prohi- * <• bit ion force, convinced that it * is never wise to trifle with the * 4* most peaceful appearing of 4* * pints, once it has passed the * + stake of adolescence, carried + * thirty casts of explosive home * * brew to Hie bed of the Salt * * liter, where filthy were de- * 4* foliated by pelting them* * against rocks. * ************ 4* * * Crazed Axe-Man’s Victims Hunted in California Town WHITTIER, Cal., Dec. 30 (AP) —Search for the bodies of four persons whom authorities suspect may have lx.en slain by George Hassell, now held in Texas for the confessed slaying of his wife and eight step-children near Farwell, I Texas, v. as being made here today by the police. The quadruple murder is be lieved to have been committed ten years ago and the bodies of a wo man, thought to have been the first wife of Hassell, and her three chil dren, were buried beneath a house on the outskirts of Whittier. Po lice are perusing old city records in an attempt to ascertain the Hassell address at that time. Police here were notified that Mrs. George Hoffman, of Pitts- i burgh, Pa., had told Texas author i ities that a Mrs. George Ha,ssell j disappeared from Whittier ten | years ago. Hassell, according to the report to the Whittier police, I boasted in his confession® of the Texas slayings that he had killed “a woman with whom he lived” and her three children in Califor- j nia at about that time. He is re- i ported to have confessed that he j slew them with an axe and buried , the bodies in the cellar of their j home but could not remember the j address. In the Texas slayings, Hassell j also confessed using an axe against some of his victims, shoot- I ing and choking the others. Photo Is Only Clew AMARILLO, Texas, Dec. 30 (AP) —The name “Maggie” on the back of a photo is the only available clew to the identity of four per- rons George .J. Hassell confessed to slaying in California, the New,s is advised by it’s Farwell corres pondent. Hassell has thus far failed to divulge the names of his purport ed victims, whom he said lie kill ed about ten years ago. Several pictures were found, the corespond ent said, but .only one bore a Condition Os Fall Is Considered Grave El, I’A SO, Texas Dec. 30 CAP) —Late reports on the condition of former secretary of the interior. Albert 15. Fall, sick at h'.s home of pneumonia, were that he was showing practically no improve ment following his turn for the worse earlier in the day. His physician has no formal re port for some time, indicating that Fall's condition is grave. CITY EDITION Subscription Rates: One Year $6.00 Six Months 3.25 One Month 60 NUMBER 19 U. S, DRY CHIEF ASKS GRANGE IN 192/FORMULA Chemists Told To Search For Something That Will Taste Bad And Won‘t Be Fatal DEATH QUIZ OPENS WASHINGTON, Dc. 30 (AP)-- Prodded by Secretary Mellon, gov ernment chemists turned again to their test tubes today in an effort to find some denaturant for indus trial alcohol which is not poison. Realizing that such alcohol is seeping into bootleg channels, Mr. Mellon is not willing to poison drinkers to enforce the prohibition law. He W’ants the alcohol dena tured so that it will lie too dis tasteful to drink but at the same time not poisonous. The chemists, however, are not so enthusiastic about finding a non poisonous ingredient. If industrial alcohol is to he made nauseating they feel it must contain a small portion at least of wood alcohol which they declare is the least in jurious denaturing ingredient. New Formula January Ist Mr. Mellon believes that a quan tity of two to four per cent of wood alcohol will not prove very in jurious. He is not alarmed over the new formula which goes into effect January 1 containing 4 per cent of wood alcohol instead of the customary two per cent because this formula will not contain the pyrodine used heretofore. Complete enforcement of the pro hibition law is an unreasonable ex pectation, the treasury head declar ed today, and some people are go ing to continue to drink whatever they can get. He wmnts tire sub stitutes and industrial alcohol so treated that drinkers will he warned by the taste and smell, that it is not good. Mr. Mellon does not believe that the numerous holiday alcoholic deaths resulted from denaturing alcohol but rather that probably too much drinking was responsible. Even before prohibition he recall ed, there were deaths from the use of poisoned alcohol w’hich was re sorted to by some dishonest deal ers and drinkers. Many Deaths In Fust James M. Doran, chief of the pro hibition chemists, went today In Philadelphia and New York but of ficials would not say that he was investigating the numerous deaths from alcohol in these cities recent- As to industrial alcohol, Secre tary Mellon is of the opinion that its leakage into bootleg chanme’ls has proved one of the main prob-? lems of enforcement, as a result of the shutting off of the sources of supply from rum row and domes tic distilleries. A special squad has been ordered by Assistant Secre tary Andrews, dry chief, to block this source of supply; In a prohibition review’ and pro phesy, W. H. Stayton, national chairman of the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, refer red to the use of poisonous dena turants in alcohol and declared that the “definite movement away from fanatical restrictive legislation, es- pecially in the field of prohibition enforcement, will witness decided acceleration in the coming year.” ‘Snooping’ Fund Hit “As the year closes,” he said, “the drys aie showing signs of peration as they endeavor to main, tain their fast slipping hold ojv congress. They have lost out i't the effort to secure a large appro priation for ‘snooping’ and sj . in", which means that the people’,; money, while much will go to per petuate the prohibition force for (Continued on Page 2) * ❖ * * * ****** * * * * * Ike Weather * ********** ***** Arizona and New Mexico Fr:- diy and Saturday lair, not much charge in temperature. WIN'SLOIV 15y Court :>sy H. J. OU TS Santa Fe Weather Observer High temperature „';s Low Temperature ‘j No precipitation.