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THE YALE EXPOSITOR. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 27. 1919.
Lansing Governor Sleeper has ap
rointed Arch. Marshall, of Bear Lake,
I.Ianistee county, as a member of the
board of control of the Traverse City
.State hospital, to succeed William
Lansing Announcement Is made of
the resignation of George A. Prescott,
Hate food administrator, from the of
fice of director in the Michigan-Colorado
Copper company, owing to press
ure of official and private business.
Lansing Resolutions asking the leg
islature to pass immediately the bill
making permanent the Michigan Btate
.ronstabulary were unanimously adopt
ed by the State Association of Su
Kalamazoo Belief that the United
States faces an unprecedented period
of prosperity like that which followed
the Civil war, was expressed by near
ly all speakers before the Michigan
Ketail Hardware Dealers' convention
Muskegon Prompted by circum
stances attending the murder of Dr.
I. M. J. Hotvedt, the Board of Com
merce has drafted resolutions urging
the legislature to pass a law requir
ing presentation of a license before
i. revolved or firearm can be sold.
Houghton The schools of Paines
dale, including the Painesdale Model
high school, which is attended by pu
pils from the entire south range dis
trict, were closed by the township
health officer because of a serious re
currence of the influenza epidemic.
Houghton An unusual tribute was
paid to Dr. C. T. Ferries, mayor of
Houghton, who had announced his in
tention to retire. A committee of busi
ness men and women asked him to
take the office for another year. He
onsented, and three other candidates
Lapeer Mrs. John McCurdy, 35, of
North Branch, was accidentally shot
and almoBt instantly killed when a re
volver which her husband was hand
ling exploded. The bullet severed one
of the large arteries near the heart
She was formerly Miss Edna Harris
and besides her husband .leaves six
children, all under 14.
Port Huron Thirty-one barrels of
cider sent an aroma through the cor
ridors of the city hall that recalled
the old musty ale odor of the bygone
wet regime. The cider was taken in
raids conducted recently on elg.it
former saloons. Samples are now
being analyzed at Lansing. Warrants
will be issued if the report indicates
an excess of alcohol. j
Lansing Edward A. ' Schilling, of
Detroit, was re-elected president of
the Michigan Society of Architects, at
the annual three days' convention of I
that body which closed here. A. E. I
Munger, Bay City, was named first
vice-president; J. N. Churchill, Lans
ing, second vice-president; C. F. J.
Barnes, Detroit, secretary, and Alvin
E. Harley, Detroit, treasurer.
Detroit Losses in the Wayne Sav
ings bank robbery, Wayne village,
when checked up from the reports of
patrons and reported to Sheriff Coffin ;
amounted to $10,000 In securities,
mostly Liberty bonds. All the valu
ables taken were in private deposit
boxes and the only way to determine
the loss was by individual reports.
The robbers have not yet been appre
hended. Ypsilanti The Michigan Oratorical
league contest will be held in Pease
auditorium March 7, with representa
tives from Adrian, Alma, Albion, Hills
dale, Hope, Kalamazoo and Olivet col
leges. The women's cones will be held
in the afternoon and the men's in the
evening, the winners to receive gold
medals. Winners of the men's contest
will enter the interstate contest in
Port Huron A. E. Stevenson, Dem
ocratic state chairman, announced
that a woman would be nominated on
the state ticket for superintendent of
public instruction. Miss Cynthia
Green, of Charlotte, is mentioned as
the probable candidate. Mr. Steven
Hon said he believed the office shou-ld
be filled by a woman. He added wom
en will participate in all Democratic
county conventions held in the state.
Ferndale The village commission
has adopted the 155.000 budget for
1919, proposed by President Turnbull.
Of this amount, $12,500 is required to
pay one year's interest, on the $151,
000 water, sewers and town hall bond
issues, together with a principal pay
ment. The budget includes $3,000, the
cost for one year for 106 additional
street lights, which, with the present
township lighting system, on Wood5
ward avenue, will give Ferndale a
complete lighting system. Power will
be furnished by the Edison Illuminat
Rochester. Officers who searched
the poolroom of Bert McCafferty, f
Highland Park, here had their trouble
lor their pains as no liquor of any
kind was found. Th incident, how
ever, resulted in circulation of a story
that Mr. McCaftrty had been arrested
and was facing t barges of bootlegging
Deputy Sher.'J Krank Stone Issued a
ttatement that no liquor had been
found and that n charges against Mr.
McCafferty were thought of and that
there had been no arrest. Jams
Renshaw, Jr., was also reported to be
involved in the case.
St. Helen A grand Jury has been
called by Judge Sharpe at Roscommon
to investigate charges of irregulari
ties in county affairs.
Pontiac Damage amounting to $4,
000 was done to the plant of The Por
tlac Packing company by fire starting
in the smoke-room. Nearly a ton of
meat was destroyed.
Iron " River Three men were cap
tured in a raid on anarchists by state
constabulary and sheriff's deputies
here, were given 90-day sentences.
Considerable anarchistic literature
was found in trunks of those con
victed. Ionla--The Ionia county stock breed
ers organized an association here re
cently electing Thomas Martin presi
dent, A. Minty vice-president, Fred
Brickey secretary-treasurer, and a
board of directors. They intend cata
loging their stock for a sale in this
city in the spring.
Flint Interrupting their trial on a
charge of writing threatening letters
to extort money from. Mario Planosi,
Italian grocer, Noni Scalio, Crispeni
Fautanus and San Bundanios changed
their pleas to guilty and were sent
enced by Judge F. W. Brennan to one
to two years in Ionia.
Lansing By 90 to 52 votes, the
house passed the bill introduced by
Representative Jacob Chew, of Charle
voix, designating Octber 27 as Roose
velt day and Liberty day, to be ob
served in public schools by reading
the Declaration of Independence and
other patriotic exercises.
Port Huroi F. R. Fenton, of De
troit, active director of the Michigan
Fourth Liberty loan drive with the
Seventh Federal Reserve district,
opened the St. Clair county drive for
the Fifth loan with an address before
the Port Huron Chamber of Commerce.
The county organization for the drive
was also formed at this time.
Lansing Charging that the condi
tions at the Industrial Home for Girls
at Adrian have been misrepresented
through what they term as a "one
sided investigation," 32 officers of the
institution have signed a letter ad
dressed to Governor Sleeper, protest
ing against the "secret methods of
Prussian military Junketeering."-
Flint Fred A. Aldrlch, treasurer of
Dort Motor Car company and treas
urer of Durant Hotel company, has
been re-elected president of the Flint
Board of Commerce. Prosecutor Roy
E. Brownell is first vice-president and
Glen R. Jackson, department store
manager, second vice-president. E.
B. Llndabury remains as secretary.
Lansing Railroads, telephone and
car loaning companies who contribute
to the primary school fund will have
to settle this year at the rate of $20.18
for each $1,000 of assessed valuation.
This is the average rate of tax in the
state as figured by the tax commission.
On this basis the primary school fund
should be over $6,000,000 or very close
to it. t
Saginaw Facing the economic prob
lems of the reconstruction period, the
retail grocers and general merchants
of Michigan met in Saginaw. There
was a general tone of optimism among
the merchants although many of them
admitted that the business in food
stuffs is ticklish. President W. J.
Cusick, of Detroit, in his annual ad.
dress said prices will seek normal
levels eventually, but when is a ques.
Lansing Representative Lynn J.
Lewis, of Van Buren county, chairman
of the house committee on liquor traf
fic, introduced a bill in the1 house
which is intended to remedy defects
in the existing liquor laws. Accord
ing to Representative Lewis, the bill
would put' real "teeth" in the liquor
laws by giving law enforcing officers
the right to search without a warrant,
any place where it is suspected liquor
is being kept or stored, excepting a
Ann Arbor Never in the history of
the University of Michigan have there
been more old students entering at
the beginning of the second semester
than are entering this year. They are
back In unifrms of all kinds, and
with all sorts of titles, from private
to captain. Some of the men wearing
the uniforms of the army and navy
are entering the university for the
first time, having dropped their high
school work for military duty. There
are soldiers, sailors and aviators, and
even a lieutenant of the French
. Kalamazoo An organization of far
mers, factory workers and discharged
soldiers was formed at a mass meet
ing called by the Kalamazoo Trades
and Labor council. A committee head
ed by City Commissioner Truxton Tal
bot wan appointed to complete the or
ganization in all townships of the
county. Elimination of the middle
man through government supervision
and co-operation between producer
and consumer were demanded at the
meeting to keep down the' cost of liv
ing and assure producers a' "just com
pensation." Flint Convicted in circuit court of
a revolting crime against his nine,
year-old daughter, William Ames, 3,
was sentenced to not less than 50 uor
more than 100 year3 in MarqueU
prison, with a recommendation of life.
Judge F. W. Brennan scored Amos
unmercifully, declaring the case wn
the worst he had encountered In all
his career. Ray Bradley, boarder In
the Ames home, who pleaded guilty
to a similar charge, has also been sen
tenced to Marquette for life, while
Edward Baker, the child's uncle who
pleaded guilty, got two to ten years.
WE STATE TICKET
MEETING LARGEST EVER HELD
IN STATE MANY WOMEN
WERE AT CONVENTION.
G.O.P. DEMAND AMERICA FIRST
Senator Elect Truman Newberry Re
ceives Round of Applause. Gov.
Sleeper After Good Roads.
Members of state Board of agri
culture: L. Whitney Watkins,
11 Jackson and Mrs. Dora H. Stock
Regents of the University of
Michigan: Benjamin S. Hanehett,
of Grand Rapids and Dr. Lucius
L. Hubbard, of Houghton.
Justice of the supreme court:
Russell C. Ostrander, Lansing and
John E. Bird, Adrian.
Superintendent of public in
struction: Fred L. Keeler, ML
Members state board of Educa
tion: Frank Cody, Detroit.
Lansing. When the future looks
back upon the Republican state con
vention of 1919 it will regard the
nomination of candidates for stae
officers as the least important phases
of that gathering.
Convention, the first spring state
convention in the United States, was
the first held since the closing of tha
world war and It emphasized above
everything else the utter Inability of
the ruling party of a great Republican
state to reconcile its ideas and views
of Americanism and patriotism with
those expressed by the chief execu
tive of the nation.
in unmistakable, even hot language,
the Republicans of Michigan, men and
women alike, declared that America
came first, that the chief, executive of
the nation In pursuing visionary aud
Impracticable idealistic objects was
sacrificing the interests of America to
the dream of internationalism.
America's Duty is at Home.
This great convention, the largest
held by the Republican party In many
years, and the first in basis of absolute
equality, with equal voice, declared
solemnly that the nation's greatest
duty lies at home; that the dangers
to American liberty and American
prosperity are of more Importance
than the settlement of the distant
questions in which America has no di
The resolutions, extremely com
prehensive in scope, recite In frank
language the attitude of Republican
Michigan toward the administration
that is bending every effort to bolster
its hold on the national government.
Newberry Defense , Applauded.
This Justification of the costs of the
Newberry campaign committee's ef
forts to place their candidate on some
where near a par with his world. wide
advertised opponent at the fall elec
tion, was greeted with a tremendous
outburst of applause.
The ever-popular "Pat" Kelley also
made a speech, although not on the
program. The calls of the convention
were so insistent that Chairman Read
halted business and Congressman
Kelley made a brief patriotic address.
Charlotte Woman Honored.
To Mrs. Murl H. De Foe, of Char
lotte, wife of Senator De Foe, fell
the honor of being the first woman in
the state to assist in the drafting of
a Republican platform.
Governor Urges More Roads.
"Michigan's greatest present need
is good roads and then more good
roads," Governor Albert E. Sleeper
told the convention this afternoon.
With good roads, he said, the com
monwealth would become the great
est tourist state In the union.
A tribute was paid by the governor
to the women of Michigan in welcom
ing them to their first political con
vention In the history of the state.
. The governor reiterated his belief
that the state constabulary should be
Of the proposition to bond the state
for $50,000,000 for permanent high
ways, which will be submitted to the
voters at the election In April, the
"This Is a big proposition, but $50,
000,000 Is a small sum compared with
the total valuation of our state, and
It is not intended that the whole
amount shall be spent at once. It
will be spread over a generation. In
the meantime it will not take long for
a lot of it to come back to us, if we
build the right kind of roads.
"I am also of the opinion," Gov.
ernor Sleeper added, "that our pro
hibitory liquor laws need strengthen
Ing. I hope the legislature will tales
the necessary action."
Investigate Wheat Charges.
New York. Chief Magistrate Mv
Adoo, presiding over the district at
torney's Inquiry Into milk distribution
advocated an Investigation by con
gress of charges that "rotten and
mouldy" wheat had been forwarded to
Belgium through the relief comml
si on, ultimately causing many death.
The magistrate said that the accusa
tions, made by Raymond Smith, an.1
Alfred W. McCann, a fooj expert,
as witnesses before him wcro so grave
as to demand a thoroug'; sifting.
SENTENCE FOR DISLOYALTY
VICTOR L. BERGER.
Chicago. Federal Judge Iandis im
posed a maximum sentence of twenty
years in Ieavenworth prison on Vic
tor I Berger, congressman-elect of
Milwaukee and four other socialist
lor conspiracy to obstruct the draft in
violation of the espionage act.
AMERICAN TROOPS IN BERLIN
Their Duty Will Protect Transports of
Food Which Is Needed Badly.
London. American troops have ar
rived In Berlin and been quartered In
different hotels, says a dispatch to .he
Exchange Telegraph from Copenhagen
quoting the Extrabladet's Berlin cor.
respondent. The troops are said to
belong to the "113th New York regi
ment" and their duty will be the pro
tection of the expected transports of
The need for revlctuallng Germany
Is really urgent, according to the re
port Just made by a group of 14 Brit
ish officers, who conducted a special
official Investigation of the situation.
The officers declare that the country
is living on its capital as regards food
supplies, and that either famine or
bolshevism probably both will en.
sue before the next harvest, if outside
help be not forthcoming. The need
for fats is especially urgent.
"The social and political condition
of Germany is sufficiently stable,"
says the report, "to guarantee orderly
distribution of food, but, so long oa
Germany, has not signed peace, it
would be inadvisable to remove the
menace of starvation by a too sudden
abundant supply of food."
Unemployment and the cost of liv
ing are on the Increase. The number
of unemployed in Berlin is reported
to be more than 200,000, and is in
creasing by 5.000 a day. In- llalnburg
the number of unemployed Is 72,00');
Munich, 32.000; Ieipzic, 22,000.
ELEVEN MILLIONS FOR FORTS
One Item Covers Further Tests of
John Hays Hammond's Radio Torpedo.
Washington. The fortification ap
propriatlon bill, carrying $11,199,291.
was passed by the house without a
record vote' and with but one Incon
sequential amendment. It now goea
to the senate.
Repeals of previous appropriations
aggregating $1,819,000 are provided for
in the bill which leaves a net charge
against the treasury of $9,380,291.
Proposed appropriations in addition
to fortifications are for other work?
of defense, and for armament thereof
and for procurement of hravy ord
nance for trial and tcrvlce for the
fiscal year 1920.
The subject matter embraces the
sea coast defense of continental Uni
ted States, insular possession's and the
Panama canal, and also the field artil
lery and field artillery ammunition for
The bill carries an appropriation of
$417,000 for further tests of one unit
of the John Hays Hammond radio
8,000 COSTA RICANS MOBILIZE
One Hundred U. S. Marines end Police
Only Defense Force.
Washington. Eight thousand Costa
Rican troops have been mobilized on
the border between Costa Rica and
Nicaragua and threaten the invasion
Dispatches to the NIcaraguan legv
tion announcing this threat to the
peace $f Central America, said the
leader of the troops was Julian Irias,
premier of Nicaragua under the
Zelaya government, overthrown by ri
volution 10 years no.
Daylight Saving Bill Adopted.
Washington. After adding an
amendment for the repeal of the day
light saving act, the senate agriculture
committee ordered favorably reported
the $31.000000 annual agricultural ap
propriation bill with committee
amendments approximating $5,000,000.
The daylight saving amendment wts
proposed by Chairman Gore and was
adopted by unanimous vote. Cha'r
man Lever, of the house agricultu
committee, Introduced a bill somewhat
AFTER HOURS OF PROTESTING,
FINALLY SIGN UNDER
NEW TRUCE STOPS HINDENBURG
Agreement Prolongs Armistice Inde
finitely, But gives Allies Right
to Break Off Truce In
Paris. Germany again has bowed
to Foch. The armistice renewal was
signed at Treves after the German
commission, headed by Dr. Mathias
Erzberger, had tried to the last to
bergain, quibble, protest and even
"Sign on the dotted line," was the
answer ol Foch to all these attempts,
and finally, as the time of grace was
almost up, Germans, still protesting,
signed. The agreement prolongs the
armistice indefinitely but gives the A!,
lies the right to break off the truce on
three days' notice if Germany does
not religiously live up both to the
letter and spirit of the terms.
ladeed, there are rumors of a cab
inet crisis due to signing of the new
agreement. Count von Brockdorfff
Rantzau, foreign minister, a man of
proved liberal and antl-Junkerist
tendencies, but pledged to a program
of "peace without humiliation," saw
that program endangered by yielding
to Allied demands on the armistice
renewal, and is said to have threaten
ed to resign.
Hindenburg, still the commanding
figure in the fatherland, from the mili
tary standpoint, is curbed by the new
agreement, for it stipulates the offen.
slve against the Poles must be dis
Under new terms for renewal of the
armistice, as presented to Germans by
Marshal Foch, Germany must abandon
all offensive movements against the
Poles rand alsd must prohibit ne
troops crossing the Russian frontier
at a certain line
CLEMENCEAU FATALLY SHOT
One of the Bullets Penetrated Lungs
and Physicians Fear to Operate.
Paris. There is no escaping the
fact that Georges Clemenceau is !n
serious condition. The bullet that was
supposed to have sped clear through
the flesh of his back from shoulder to
shoulder was found to have taken no
such harmless coure. It penetrated
his lungs. X-rays taken early traced
it and "disclosed Its precise location,"
according to a bulletin issued by the
lour doctors who are the premier's
mortal allies in his battle with death.
The worst of It is that no effort can
be made for the present to extricate
the bullet. The patient's condition
la such as to make such an attempt
too perilous. Emission of blood Is con
tinuous and, nt last accounts, his tem
perature was rising.
All this pertains only to his physi
cal condition. Mentally he is as keen,
as courageous, and as confident as
ever. If, Indeed, It be true that mind
rules body, Frahce's "grand younif
man" will pull through.
The first round of the life and death
struggle Is .over, and the second has
begun. It is the period fore-shadowed
In these recent dispatches as the
one to be feared most the period of
the reaction. But it has set In only
physically and perhaps the thread that
constitutes the "great divide" Is this
aged gladiator's almost superhuman
Liberty Loan April 21 or Early.
Washington. Scores of telegrams
reaching the treasury Indicate exist
ence of a widespread misapprehension
that the Victory Liberty loan had been
abandoned or modified materially by
decision in the house ways and means
committee to authdrlze Issuance of
notes Instead of bonds. Thiii prompt
ed Secretary Glass to reiterate that
the campaign would be held as plan
nod, that It would begin April 21, or
possible earlier, and that it would be
popular in nature.
LETTER FROM THE
AEP. LYNN J. LEWIS INTRODUCED
M08T DRASTIC LIQUOR LAW
YET BEFORE HOUSE.
NO LIQUOR ON HOTEL PROPERTY
State Officers Can Search Anywhere
But Private Dwellings Where
Liquor Is Suspected.
By William Lee Calnon.
In an effort "to put teeth Into the
dry laws", Rep. Lynn J. Lewis, chair
man of the house liquor committee,
has introduced the most drastic
amendments to the present prohibition
law of the state. The first amendment
makes possession or transporting of
any intoxicating liquid of any charac
ter Illegal. Then follow provisions to
empower Btate officers to search any
where they desire, except only in pri
vate dwellings, for suspected liquor.
Any and all baggage, whether grips,
suit cases, packages, or trunks may
be searched. So may trains, boats,
automobiles, wagons, railroad baggage
looms, checking rooms and all sorts
of places where things are stored. If
the amendments are enacted Into law
any person carrying liquor among his
personal belongings in hand baggage
or trunk will have the whole grip or
trunk pplzed and confiscated by the
state. letter the baggage may be sold
to the highest bidder at public auction,
so the owner would have to bid high
est to get his baggage back, minus
the liquor which caused Its confisca
tion. Automobiles, boats, wagons and the
horses or other animals drawing them,
also could be confiscated by the state
Jf any of the vehicles carried any
liquor. Cider and fruit Juices that
are allowed to ferment in order to
make vinegar are exempted. Hotels,
clubs and other public or semi- public
places are forbidden to have any
liquor en their premises for any pur
pose. Another bill by Rep. Lewis designs
to raise the salaries of several of the
employes of the food and drug depart
ment, the salary of the analyst being
placed at $2,000 per year; the four
chief Inspectors, $2,000; and the other
Senator Brennan has Introduced a
bill to have the governor appoint a
commission to make a study of all the
laws of Michigau which affect women
and to make recommendations for re
pealing or amonding existing laws,
where necessary, to accord with wo
men's new standing as voters. The
bill suggests that the commission be
made up of two women and two men,
one of the latter being the attorney
general or one of his assistants and
the other a state officer. The commis
sioners are to serve without pay, but
their expenses--, including clerical hiro,
would be met by the state. A report
to the 1921 legislature la asked by the
Drain laws are beginning to be pro
posed in considerable volume and the
drain committees of the two houses
of the legislature are collecting all
the proposals to consider together and
endeavor to make as conveniently as
possible all necessary changes. The
two latest proposals for drain law
amendments were Introduced in the
hous by Reps. Olmsted and Howe.
The first would have the board of
county road commissioners pay direct
ly all the cost of carrying drains
across highway. The second would
permit five freeholders to petition for
widening and deepening of drains.
Laws concerning the production and
marketing of milk have become so nu
merous and so scattered through the
statute books of the state that Sena-
r Scully has come forward with a
'.1 to modify the. milk laws and con
holldate them into one general law.
The bill alo would create a dairy di
vision in the food and drug depart
ment of the state and give it general
power over all matters pertaining to
milk production and distribution.
As a means of preventing thefts of
automobiles. Rep. Daprato has intro
duced a bill to require that when a
second hand car is sold the person
selling it must furnish the purchaser
with a certificate from the office of the
pecretary of state showing the car
number, factory number, etc. A fee
of fifty cents would be paid for the
certificate. The bill does not include
farm tractors in Its provisions.
Dentists who have practiced their
profession for 25 years or longer, but
who are not college graduates and
therefore are without the diplomas
now required for registration as dent
ists in this state, would be allowed to
register and continue their practice
under the terms of a bill Introduced
by Rep. Chew, of Charlevoix.
Rep. Warner has Introduced a bill
that provides where a husband and
wife are Joint owners of a mortice
or other contract affecting personal
property, the ownership passes solely
to the surviving one, in case ot the
death of the other
The Oregon plan of conducting
primary and general elections has
been placed definitely before the Mich
igan legislature In a bill introduced
by Senator Herbert F. Baker, of
Cheboygan. The bill would repeal the
existing laws under which the recent
senatorial contest was fought out last
summer and fall In this state.
Tho chief feature of the Oregon,
plan is the absolute elimination of all
advertising by parties and candidates
in newspapers, on billboards or any
other way heretofore in use in Michi
gan. Candidates would have to set
forth their claims to recognition in a
campaign book that would be put out
by the secretary ot state and mailed
by the latter to every registered voter
In the state.
Each candidate for U. S. senator,
congressman, governor, secretary of
state, auditor general, attorney gen
eral and state treasurer would be per
mitted to engage as much as five
pages in the book, at a cost of $100 a
page In the primary campaign. In
the election campaign the candidates
would be limited to two pages each,
at $250 a page, but each party wouid
have 15 pages in which to set up it
claims. A candidate's expenditures in
either campaign would be limited to
50 per cent of a year's salary of tho
office sought and expense statements
would have to be filed within ten days
after the primary and ten days after
Exceeding the expense limit would
make a candidate liable to $500 fine?
or two years In Jail. False statement
In the campaign book would make the
candidate liable to lose the office or
nomination. Libelous statements in
the book would be liable' to $1,000
Senator Baker also introduced a
bill to amend the present law -so as
to permit a candidate to spend an
amount equal to one year's salary of
the office sought. The present law
limits the candidate to 25 per cent of
the year's salary in the primary and
the same in election campaigns.
Efforts of farmer senators to bring:
out the MacNaughton Joint resolution
to amend the constitution so that the
fctate may bond for $5,000,000 to build
terminal warehouses, again are una
vailing, at least for the time being.
The attorney general, when appealed
to, declared it unwise and confusing:
to try to amend one section of the con
stitution in two places at one elec
tion. The voters already will h'avt
one bonding proposal to ballot on in
April the $50,000,000 good roads plan.
It again is definitely settled that the
warehouse project will remain in com.
mlttee until April, at least It might
be revived then In an affort to have it
submitted to a vote in the election of
Bills to establish moving; picture
censorship In Michigan have bean.
coming in from all sides of late. Near
ly all follow the same lines. The la3t
one introduced was offered by Sena
tor Condon. It provides for a board
of three censors, one of whom may be
a woman. The chairman of the board
would get $2,000 a year; the secretary,
$1,800 and the third member, $1,500.
They would bar only sacrillgious and
Immoral films. Violators of their or
ders would bje subject to $25 fine for a
first offense and to $100 or thirty days
for a second. They would have the
right of appeal to the circuit court
from the censors' findings.
Rep. O'Brien would prohibit by
means of a bill he has put in, the es
tablishing or maintaining of any other
county, office in connection with the
office of county treasurer. Rep. Saw
yer has introduced another bill which,
would require that no one but an at
torney may be chosen as a Judge of
A bill to appropriate $180,000 for the
farm extension work of the Michigan
Agricultural College for tho next two
years h?s been introduced by Rep.
Ross. The senate has passed the bud
get appropriations for the four state
normal schools, the first regular appro
priations to go through either body.
Rep. Brown, of Detroit, wants tr
amend the marriage laws sq that a
girl under 18 years of age, must not
only produce the written consent of
her parents in order to obtain a mar
riage license, but also' must furnish a
certificate from the board of health or
other authorized source showing her
False or misleading statements in
advertisements regarding seeds of all
kinds used in agriculture would be
made a misdemeanor under a bill in
troduced by Rep. E. G. Read, of Kala
mazoo county, and would subject the
fake advertiser to a penalty of $100
fine or six months In Jail.
Rep. Coleman has introduced a bill
that would require all eggs sold in
Michigan for domestic consumption to
be sold by weight only and not by
the dozen. A penalty of $10 fine or
ten days In Jail is provided for any '
one who violated the provisions of the
Rep. Ross has Introduced a bill to
abolish the state fish commission and
transfer all its powera and duties af
ter July 1 next to the public domain
commission. . ,
Senator Watkins has Introduced a
bill that would prohibit private banks
In towns of less than 5,000 people un
less they have at least $5,000 capital