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OMAHA, FRIDAY. DECEMBER 16, 1921.
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Slrikc Leaders Move to T Iirow
Barricade Arouud All llie
South Side Packing
No Violence Is Command
"Tighten up the pjeket line, stop
everyone going into the packing
plants; try to persuade' them to stay
out, but don't resort to violence."
This was the order, issued by lead
rs of the butcher workmen's union
ii ouin jiue at noon yesicruay.
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Leaders declared that strenuous ef
forts to keep men out of the plants
had not been made up until now.
iccause "the presence of common
labor in the plants was just an added
bill of expense to the management.
Reports troni general managers
that the plants were operating with
lull crews has been detrimental to
the morale of some of the "weaker
'strikers, however, hence the order
to tighten up the picket lines, say
the union leaders.
Mass Meeting Called.
A mass meetmor will be held at the
Butcher Workmen's hall at 2:30
this afternoon. The speaker will be
it. M. Wells of Seattle, former pres
ident of the labor council there, A
meeting for Bohemian strikers was
held at the Bohemian hall, Twenty'
first and U streets, last night, when
a Bohemian speaker discussed the
situation. : ' - 1 '
Violence marked the .beginning -of
yesterday in the pack:ng house strike
zone on me jsouui aiae. roncc nui
squads, were called out as early as
5 o'clock and detachments were
rsshed from the South Side station
on a rapid succession of calls until
Sam Sesto. 608 North Sixteenth
street, was going to his work on a
sewer job at 6:30 when a gang of
five men met him' at Thirty-fourth
and U streets. ;
, "Here's a dirty packing house
worker."- one of the ganr saW.-Sesto
told police. The gang then knocked
him down and beat him to insensi
bility. He was found later by a
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jTerrib'y Beaten. .
.At the station his head was found
to be terribly beaten and his nose
Word spread among the Italian
1 residents and a crowd of 25 of them
gathered soon, demanding that police
apprehend the men responsible for
John Roberts, 2645 V street, was
arrested at Twenty-seventh and . Q
streets when he pulled the trolley
(Turn to l' Three, Column One.)
Less Than $5,000 Left
New York. Dec. 13. The will of
Lieut. Col. Charles W.' Whittlesey,
filed for probate yesterday, disposes
of an estate of less than $5,000. The
will is dated November 22. 1921, and
bequeaths to a friend, George G.
AlcMurty, who was second in, com
mand of Colonel Whittlesey's "lost
battalion" of the Argonne fighting,
the written demand of the German
officer commanding tht troops which
had surrounded Whittlesey's force
for his surrender.
To his friend, former classmate
and law partner. George B. Pruyn,
named , executor, he willed his
French legion of honor medal. The
document .exempts his brother, Mcl
7ar M., from a financial obligation
to him and the residue of the estate
is then bequeathed to his mother,
Mrs. -Anna fc. Whittlesey-ot ntts-
Cleveland Milk Wagon
Drivers' Strike Settled
Cleveland. Dec. 15. The strike of
approximately 800 milk wagon driv
ers, which went into effect six weeks
ago, was settled late yesterday, when
the Telling Belle-Vernon company
agreed to accept the proposal of the
city council committee which provid
ed that the company take back 50
per cent of the men immediately and
the others when vacancies occurred.'
The men voted to accept the prop
Child Sets Home on Fire,
Then Saves Baby Sister
Faterson. N. J.. Dec. 15. Abra
ham. Greenbaum. 4, set his house on
fire yesterday, but made amends" by
rescuing his 5-months-old sister.
Abraham was playing with
matches during bis mother's absence
and dropped one into some waste
paper. When the fire spread, he
dragged his sister from the blaze
and was trying to Ket her down the
stairs when firemen arrived.
Allies Forbid Exportation
Of German Coal to Neutrals
Berlin, Dec 16. (By A. P.) Ac
cording to the Taegliscbe Runds
chau, the reparations commission has
sent to the German government a
note tantamount to an order for
complete prohibition of the export
of German coal to neutral countries.
Spanish Cabinet Resigns
Libson, Dec. IS. The cabinet,
headed by Major Pinto as premier
and minister of the interior, his re
signed owing to the dissension prevalent.
Germany Unable to
Paris, Dec. 15. (By A. P.)-Ger.
many will not be able to meet in full
its reparations payment of 1,000,000,
000 gold marks falling due January
15 and February 15 and has so in
formed the allied reparations com
mission. A moratorium is not asked for by
Germany in its note, which merely
lays Germany's financial situation be
fore the reparations commission is
evidence of Germany's inability to
meet the installments, each of 500,
(XKMXX) gold marks.
Neither is anv release from its
obligations requested by Germany,
which apparently has left the matter
entirely in the hands of the commis
sion. The commission probably will'
meet immediately to consider the
note, which will he referred to the
allied governments. .
Chinese Offer to
Pay for Railway
Amount Fixed at 53,000,000
Gold Marks Plus Amounts
Of Improvement Sub- .
jeet to Tokio's Approval.
Bjr The AnnwUitrtl 1'rran.
Washington, Dec, 15. Subject to
Tokio's approval, the Japanese dele
gation today accepted the Chinese
offer to pay 53.000,000 German gold
marks for 'the Kiao Chow Ttinanfu
railroad in Shantung, plus what
Japan has made in permanent im
provements but less deterioration.
When the - conversations between
the two delegations was renewed to
day the Chinese offered to buy the
railroad outright in cash, but the
Japanese, it was said, raised ques
tions as to why this course was pro
posed, pointing out that alt other
railroads in China had been built
with the aid of foreign loans.
The Chinese delegates replied thai
the Chinese consortium was ready
to finance the restoration of the rail
road and' China's desire was to make
use of this in order to 'do away with
'foreign control. " . ' '
. M K ifanihara 6f lliQ Jiipamic. dele
gation said after the meeting suffi
cient progress had-bcen made toward
a settlement of the Shantung ques
tion, but would give no details.
:.Froti) the Chinese, however, it was
learned that after the provisional ac
ceptance of the Chinese financial
offer for complete Chinese control
over the railroad, the discussion
centered on the mode of payment.
No decision was reached and the
discussion will be continued tomor
row. The amount agreed on virtually is
the valuation placed on the road, ex
clusive of the adjacent mines, by the
reparations commission set up under
the treaty of Versailles.
I he question of coal mines and
certain iron ore fields involved in
the disputed railroad remains to be
settled, but according to the Chinese,
probably will not be reached until
the method of payment of the road
proper is agreed upon.
New Altitude Record
Made by Bombing flane
Washington, Dec. 15. A new al
titude record for two-engined air
planes has been established, accord
ing to othcers ot tne army air serv
ice, by Lieut. Leigh Wade, at
tached to McCook field, Dayton, O.
An official report received here
esterdav stated that on December
8 he reached the height of- 25.600 feet
in a bombing plane, equipped with a
"suDcr chartrcr," when his gas sup
ply gave out and he was forced to
Dallas Nurse Is Charged
With Murdering' Negro
Dallas. Dec' 15. Following the
killing of Ras Cookey, 40, negro por
ter in the Federal- building rest
room here Tuesday, "Miss Jeahanne
Lamore, 26, nurse, was charged in
federal court yesterday with slaying
the negro with "malice aforethought
within and. on 'property owned and
occupied and under the exclusive
jurisdiction of the United States gov
ernment." Miss Lamore is alleged
to have shot Cookey twice when she
claims he attempted to assault her.
" She was given a hearing and her
bond set at $2,500. She went to jail.
Genevieve had told her
mother that our best
people are quite polyg
amous. Gen evieve's
mother called in the
professor for consulta
By Grace Torrey
A BLUE RIBBON story about
oncoaveational girl ia
Next Sunday's Bee
Secretary Mcrs Admits Dif
ficulties Have lleeu Kncouii-
tored in Getting Organiza
Details in the contracts of the
United States Grain Growers, Inc.,
which arc at present confusing many
formers of Nebraska, will be worked
out gradually as ' the organization
grows in strength and in experien "e,
declared Frank Myers, Chicago, sec
retary of the national organization.
at special session of the Nebraska
Farmers' Cooperative Grain and
Live Stock association, which was
held yesterday afternoon in the Rome
The special session was called by
President J. S.' Canady at the in
stance ot some of the members, fol
lowing adjournment of convention
Of the 400 delegates to the state con
vention, however, less than 60 re
mained to hear Mr. Myers describe
the workings of the proposed organ
Hopes to Profit by Mistakes. '
"As with all large organizations
we are finding that there are many
details in our program and contracts
that will have to be worked out on
a practical basis," Mr. Myers said
"We will make lots of mistakes as
the work is just in its infancy, but
we hope to profit by those mistakes.
"We could not hope to launch a
big organization in perfect working
order. Already .we have found 't
necessary to revise that portion of
our contracts which provided penal
tics for those members who violate
their contract by selling grain to
non-member elevators. "
The penalties were fixed in the
contract when grain was bringing- a
big price. Prices are low now and
we could not hope to enforce the
penalties as they now stand.
"It is the plan of the Grain Grow
ers to" sign up as many farmers tie
vators as possible and to, establish
a representative of the Gram Grow
ers in every farming .community.
Terminals in all big grain centers
are to be either built or bought. The
program outlined will take time and
iots of money. '
"Farmers can be of great assistance
to us by not organizing local
branches on their own initiative.
They should wait and be organized
bv organizers ot the corporation
This will bring about a more unified
Favor Omaha Terminal.
In resolutions adopted at the
morning session the farmers express
ed sympathy1 with the natonal mar
keting plan, and also favored the es
tablishmcnt of a terminal in Omaha
where grain for the nat'onal organi
zation could be handled. According
to Mr. Myers, 400 cars have been
handled by the organization.
An endorsement of the Grain
Growers' organization could not be
asked at this convention because of
the many annual conventions of co
operative organizations when come
For more than two hours. Mr.
Myers answered questions involving
practically every phase of the plan
of the Grain Growers. ,
Jn discussing the Finance corpora
tion of $100,000,000 which was or
ganized to finance the Grain Growers
and then later abandoned by the cor
poration, Mr. Myers declared that
(Turn to rage Three, Column Five.)
President Approves Plan to
Care for Graves in France
Washington, Dec. 15. President
Harding gave full approval yester
day to plans drawn under super
vision of the Fine Arts commission
for the beautification of American
military cemeteries in France, Eng
land and Belgium. I
Following a conference with the
president, Charles Moore, president
of the commission, said he found the
latter in sympathy with plans for the
raring of soldiers' graves. Mr.
Moore explained that $800,000 was
necessary for the work to be done
Marine Guard Who Killed
Man May Face Court-Martial
Washington, - Dec. 15. Secretary
Denby announced yesterday that
Marine Mail Guard Hanson, who
shot a civilian in Wisconsin while
guarding a mail train recently, would
be tried bf a naval court-martial if
investigation shows warrant for a
Chile Denies Reports
Of Clash With Peru Troops
Santiago, Chile, Dec. 15. Chile
todav officially denied a report from
La Paza, Bolivia, that Chilean and
i Peruvian troops had clashed on the
! frontier between those two coun
j tries. Denial also was made of a
report that Chile had declined to
: arbitrate the Mauri river ' contro
1 versy with Bolivia. . '
County Officials Order
i Lynching Tree Cut Down
I Fort Worth. Dec 15. Fort
I Worth's lynching tree, to which two
, persons have been hanged by mobs
! in the last year, was ordered cut
dmvn this morning by county ofh-
rials. It was only a short distance
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Debate on Irish State
London, Dec. 15. (By A. IM
The House of Commons this after
noon resumed its debate on the
Anglo-Irish agreement, the feature
of the early proceedings being an ad
dress by former Premier Asquith
heartily commending the treaty for
the acceptance of the house,
Mr. Asquith declared the pact gave
to Ireland the fullest measure of
local autonomy and preserved to all
Irishmen their full share of free eiti
zeuship throughout the British
Mr. Asquith sai dthc proposal was
the essence of dominion self govern
ment and he had been preaching
dominion self government for the
last two years.
While siitmortine the trca.lv. he
contended it should have beeii made
before, in time to avoid the tragedies
enacted since armed conflict began
During the debate in the House
of Commons on the Irish agreement
today Andrew Bonar Law, unionist
leader, announced himself in favor
of the agreement.
Dail Eireann in
' On Treaty Points
Supporters of Collins and
Griffith Declare Ratifica
tion of Irish Free
Dublin, Dec. IS. (By A. P.)
Hope that the Dail Eireann would
be able to reach a vote on ratifica
tion of the Anglo-Irish treaty in a
public session tomorrow was ex
pressed by Michael Collins, one of
the advocates of ratification, as the
dail went into another secret session
at 6 o'clock this evening.
Dublin Dec. 15. (By A. P.) As
the Dail Eireann met today for the
continuation of its secret session it
was declared by supporters of
Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith
that they and the other signers of the
Irish peace agreement now felt cer
tain of an ultimate majority in favor
of the treaty. -
- They, declared no prominent per-!
protested against ineir action in
signig an agreement with ihe British
cabinet. President De Valera's ob
jections were stated to be to certain
details of the treaty, which he thinks
would have been improved if it had
been, resubmitted to him and the
Dail cabinet before it was signed.
As to Mr. De Valera s position
with regard to the treaty, it is assert
ed that when the government's pro-
(Turn to rase Two, Column Two.)
Solution of Axe Murders
In New Orleans Is Seen
New Orleans, Dec. 15. Possible
solution of the killing of Michael
Pepitone, one of a series of ax mur
ders that stirred New Orleans two
years ago, is- seen by the local po
lice in the death in Los Angeles of
Joseph Mumfre at the hands of Mrs"
Esther Albane, Who was I epitcne s
widow. Developments . yesterday
were said to presage an exhaustive
inquiry into events between the two
While Mrs. Albane did not sav
that Mumfre killed Pepitone, she did
assert, according to Charles A.
Jones, chief of .police of Los An
geles, that she killed Mumfre be
cause he attempted to extort $500
from her and threatened her with
death. She said he also threatened
her husband, Albane, who has been
missing since October 27, 1921.
Fepitcne was murdered as he
slept by the side of his wife Octo
ber 27, 1919, shortly after the mur-
der of her husband. Mrs. Pepitone
married Angelo Albane, who had
been arrested in 1916 with Joseph
Santa Claus Denounced
In Speech by Minister
"Santa Claus is not only a myth,
but a lie a lie invented by the devil
to keep from impressionable minds
of children the real reason for
Christinas presents which is to com
memorate the giving by God of His
only Son to be the Redeemer of the
world," Rev. O. D. Baltzly told his
Bible class at Kountze Memorial
church Wednesday night.
"There are no white lies," he said.
"A lie is never justifia' '-. The phy
sician is not justified in giving his
patient false hopes. By so doing he
may deprive him 'of time to set his
house in order."
Debs May Be Pardoned
By Christmas Holidays
Washington, Dec. 15. Attorney
General Daugherty today began con
sideration of recommedations to
President Harding in connection with
the extension of executive clemency
to 197 war law offenders in order that
as many as may be freed might have
the benefit of the Christmas holidays.
Whether the case of Eugene V.
Debs, socialist leader, would be in
cluded among cases submitted to
President Harding for action. Mr.
Daugherty said he could not sav. but
One Man Killed, 14 Injured
In Illinois Central Wreck
Chicago, Dec. 15. One man was
killed and 14 persons were injured
last night in a colHion between two
Illinois Central trains. The collision
occurred when a northbound tram
was sideswiped by a southbound sub-
Anaconda Copper Mining
Company to Take Over
American Brass Slock.
Xew York, Dec. 15. A deal in
volving two of the most important
metal producing and refining com
panies in the country was virtually
completed today, when the largest
individual stockholders in the Ameri
can Brass company agreed, subject
to minor condition, to sell out to
the Anaconda Copper Mining com
Terms of the . Anaconda com
pany are $150 cash and three shares
of stork for rrtie sharp of American 1 .
Shares of, the latter company re
cently were quoted at $275 in the
open market, but the offer of Ana
conda is equivalent to. $300 on the
basisof today's quotation of $50 for
Acquisition of American Brass,
the largest individual consumer of
copper, by Anaconda, the largest do
mestic producers of copper, will
tend, it is believed in trade circles,
to strengthen that industry. De
tails of the deal were worked out
today, after six months of. active negotiations-
The participants were C. F.
Brooker, chairman, and J. E. Coc,
president of the American Brass
company, and J. D. Ryan, chairman,
and C. F. Kelly, president of, the
Anaconda Copper Mining company.
Over 40 per cent of the stock of
the American Brass company was
represented at the meeting, but the
actual sale is contingent on the ac
ceptance of Anaconda's tetms by
not less than 51 per cent of the
$15,000,000 outstanding stock of the
American Brass company.
Tax Payers Will Receive
Checks for Over Payment
Washington, Dec. 15. Changes in
treasury procedure obviating the fil
ing of claims by taxpayers for re
fund and abatement of federal taxes
were announced tonight by Commis
After December 15." Mr. Blair
said, "taxpayers will not be advised
of their privilege of filing a claim
for the refund of taxes which have
been paid in excess of amounts le
gally due, but instead will receive a
certificate of over assessment and a
check in correction of the error, or
if the assessment is outslsnding
against the taxpayer for income or
excess profits tax. the over payment
will be applied as a credit against
the assessment and the balance im
Bankers Reaffirm Stand
Against Soldiers' Bonus
Washington. Dec. 15. The ad
ministrative committee of the Ameri
can Bankers association yesterday
reaffirmed opposition to the soldiers'
bonus bill, voiced at the annual con
ventions of the association last Octo
ber in Los Angeles. The resolution
adopted at the convention declared
"economy in government demands
the elimination of all unnecessary ex
penditures." but added "that for our
soldiers who are disabled as a re
sult of the war ws urge the fullest
compensation and care on the part of
i the government."
U. S. Court of Appeals Orders
Recast of Order Union
Officials , Claim De
' Chicago, Dec. 15. Officials of the
United Mine Workers tonight pro
fessed to see a signal, victory in the
decision of the United States court
of appeals today, which ordered a
recast of the injunction banning the
checkoff system of collecting union
The case was remanded to
fudge A. B. Anderson of Indiana
polis, who issued the injunction.
Judge Anderson was ordered to
issue a preliminary injunction along
lines outlined by the appellate court
while the case is being reheard. The
appellate court took the case under
advisement several weks ago and is
sued an order suspending the orig
inal injunction as it related to the
checkoff, pending a decision.
The court of appeals found the
Anderson injunction faulty because
it was too general.
The injunction issued by Judge
Anderson was obtained by coal op
erators of Kentucky and West Vir
ginia, -who claimed , dues collected
through .' the ', checkoff system i by
which operators deducted- union
dues from the miners pay were be
ing used to organize the nonunion
fields they operated.
The appellate court held that the
injunction was in error in "not lim
iting the prohibition of sending
money into West .Virginia to be
used there in aiding the promotion
of interfering acts." - ;
It held the circuit court also in er
ror in enjoining the performance of
the existing checkoff system' in the
central competitive field, claiming
that companies in the field were not
even listed in the original bill.
Negro Held for Murder .
In "Hot Tamale" War
Joe Weston.' negro. 1111' South
Fourteenth ' street, was charged
Wednesday night with hacking to
death Ely Lewis, negro, 1317 Mason
street, at a party held by hot tamalc i
peddlers at the home ot William
Houston, negro, uiu jones street,)
one evening last week. Lewis died .
Wednesday night in St. Joseph hos
pital. Weston and Lewis were mem
bers of two competitive "hot tamalc
rings." one headed by Houston and
the other .by "Hattie." a negress
well known to police. On the fatal
night the rival peddlers of the two
factions had declared a truce for the
party but during the evening the
truce was broken by someone who
sank an axe several times into the
head of Lewis., .
Amber Found in B- C
Vancouver. P.. C. Dec. 14. Hun
dreds' of tons of despised cu'm from
the Coalmont Collieries in the Nicola
valley of British Columbia ha turntd
out on an expert examination to
contain amber. This is bebeved to
be the first amber discovered on the
North American continents Sample
sent to Ottawa and New York have
icen pronounced good amber
" Will Get Cheeks
December Maintenance Pay-
ments to Be Forthcoming,
Prospects of a gloomy Christmas
for some 500 disabled ex-service men
in - Omaha were d'spelled yesterday
afternoon by a telegram from Con
gressman M. P. Kinkaid that main
tenance checks for December would
be forthcoming. The teleeram. ad
dressed to the state commander of
the American Legion, William
Ritchie, jr., read:
'"Emergency appropriation for re-
habil tation of disabled ex-service
men has been enacted." .
Word that the ex-service men tak
ing vocational training here would
receive no checks for the period De
cember 1-15, due to the fact that the
appropriation had been exhausted
and congress had forgotten to vote
a new one, was sent to Con McCar
gcr. local manager of the veterans'
bureau, . last Friday. Many of the
trainees and their famil'cs are de
pendent entirely upon the mainten
ance checks for' their support and
prospects looked dark for the cx
Action of congress yesterday is ex
pected to insure a merry Christmas
for the former soldiers, their wives
Report on Crop Estimates
Postponed to December 28
Washington, Dec. 15. An
nouncement of the year's acreage,
production and value of the coun
try's important farm crops, to have
been, made today by the department
of agriculture, was postponed until
December 28. Additional time was
found necessary by the crop report
ing board -to revise the estimates
on the basis of the census bureau's
statistics as is done each 10 years.
Senate Votes Xmas Recess
From Dec. 22 to Jan. 3
; Washington. Dec. 15. The senate
today adopted the Curt's' resolution
that congress adjourn for its holi
day recess from December 22 to
January 3. ' The resolution now goes
to the house where favorable action
Nebraska: Fain turning to snow,
and much colder FViday; fresh to
strong northwest winds; Saturday
fair, colder in east and central por
tions. Icwa: Rain in east, and rain turn
ing to snow in west portion Friday;
coider in west port:ori; Saturday gen
erally fair and colder.
Hourly Temperatures. '
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Japan to Retain Superdread
naught Mutf-u and United
States to Keep Two Ship
Of Maryland Class.
Britain Will Build Two
Hy Th AMM-lilnl Pro,.
Washington, Dec, 15. Agree
ment of the "Big Three" naval
powers on the "S-5-J". naval ratio
plan was officially announced late
today at the' State department.
Under the. plan, Japan retains the
superdreadnaiiglit Mutsu instead of
the old battleship Sctsu, and the
L'nitcd States retains two additional
ships of the Maryland class instead
of the Delaware and North Dakota,
will build wo supcrdrcadnaughts
will build two siiperdreadnaughs
similar to the Maryland and Mutsu
types but of greater tonnage, scrap
ping four old battleships of the
original retained list .suggested by
the American plan. '
The agreement includes a status
quo understanding on fortifications
ot the t'acilic islands in open waters
and exclusive of Hawaii and islands
off the Japanese, Australian and
New Zealand coasts.
With these exceptions the agree
ment coincides with the original
plan of limitations, but questions
as to submarines, possible modifica
tions of the 10-year naval holiday
and tonnage allowances in air craft
carriers and other auxiliary types
are reserved for consideration by
the new naval committee of 1'
which held its first session today.
The agreement also provides for
a maximum limit in tonnage of cap
ital ships to be built m replacement
at 37,000 tons, American measure
ment, and for an ultimate tonnage,
ratio between the three powers at
the end of the, 10-vcar ' holiday as
follows: Great Britain. 525,000 tons;
the United States, 5J5.0U0; Japan,
315.000 tons. .- r
The original American proposal
fixed a maximum of 35,000 tons and
provided for 50(1,000 tons each for
the United States and Grea Britain
and 300,000 tons for Japan.
Ships of the Marylai. 1 class' to
be retained by the United States will
be the Colorado and Washington.
Ships to be scrapped by Great Bri
tain to compensate for its two new
battleships, the King George V, the
Erin, the Centurion and the Ajax.
Under the agreement during the
10 years the United States will have
18 capital ships aggregating 525,850
tons, Great Britain, 20 ships, aggre
gating 582,050 and Japan, 10 ships,
aggregating 313.000 tons.
This represents a total of 56,200
tons for Great Britain more than
the United States, which was al
lowed, the announcement said, be
cause of the age of the older British
The official announcement said
that the agreement was "dependent
on a suitable agreement with France.
?nd Italy," as to their naval ratios,
but that ratio as between the
three big powers was not to be
?ffectcd by the French and Italian
United States to Scrap 820,000 Ttons.
Under the final arrangement the
United States will scrap the same
(Turn to Pani Two, Column Onr.
Bank Robber Killed;
Davenport, la., Dec. 15. One rob
ber was shot and killed and his com-'
panion captured in an attempt to
rob the Stockmans Savings bank at
Long Grove. Ia.. todav. While one
bank employe was handinsr out cash ,
another employe killed one of the
State's Attorney Defends
Indictments in Small Case
W'aukcgan" III., Dec. 15. (By A.'
P-) Indictments against Gov. Lem
Small, Lieut. Gov. F. E. Sterling and
Vernon Curtis, jGrant Park (III.)
banker, charging them with embez
zlement of state funds, conspiracy
and operating a confidence game, were
defended today by C. Fred Mortimer,
state's attorney of Sangamon county,
in the opening argument of the state
in opposition to the defense motions
to nuash the charees.
The indictments, he told the court,
were properly drawn and returned by
a legally selected grand jury.
Legion Urges Five-Year
Suspension of Immigration
Washington, Dec. 15. Suspen
sion of immigration for five years
was advocated before the house im
migration committee by J. T. Tay
lor, vice chairman of the American
legion legislative committee, who
said the Legion had gone on record
in opposition to the admittance into
the United States of any aliens ex
cept husbands. . wives and minor
children of naturalized citizens.
Fires Sweep Italian Towns.
15ol.eano. Italv. Dec. 15. tKv A.
J$i P.) Fiies which have swept virtual
ly the entire valley of Sesto. in the
tipper Adige region have burned
several v.llages and rendered liun-
dreds of persons homeless. So!dirr
t,.l."j . . .u a ,
nave helped to get the flames under