Chickasha Daily Express (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 292, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 28, 1922 Page: 1 of 8
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A i:C"Z PATZ3
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dally from U UnlUd PrM Aaao-
Tonight partly cloudy. Wednes-
day unsettled and inner.
Maximum (I. Minimum. ST.
Chickaiha Oklahoma Tuesday March 28 1922.
MEATY IS UP I SE
STATE TAX LEVY
ILLEGAL IS RULE
Supreme Tribunal Say Mill Lavy
Wrong; El Reno Caaa Mad
Tet; Plaintiff for Injunc-
VICTORY FOR CARTER
AND PARKINSON VIEW
They Voted Agalnit Governor; Levy
Involved 8um In Taxea Aggre-
gating Million and Half;
Won't Be Collected.
Illy Til t'nitnl Print.)
uKiunumn iny Aiurcn z. .no
1921 stale tax levy (if Ity mill wan
declared Invalid In a decision hand-
id down by tlia stato supreme court
The opinion wa given In the case
of tho Kl Reno Wholesale Grocery
i (impuny against the Can ml inn conn-
I' treasurer. The yrocery concern
tpplled to tho supremo court for an
injunction against the county treas
urer preventing him from collecting
the slate tax and the supreme court
In tta ftm-lHlnn vrnitlpj lha Intuit
Governor la Defeated.
The ruling of the court Is rcgird-
cd as a .victory for State 'Auditor
Frank Carter and Inspector Prank
Parkinson over Governor Robertson
and oilier members of the stale
board of equalization who voted in
favor of the Ity mill levy. Carter
and Parkinson opposed the levy.
The state board of equalization
voted fur levy after being Informed
that there was U'.ien money enough
In the state treasury to defray ex-
penses for the year with the possi-
bility that there would be a surplus
of 1000000 at the end of the year.
Governor Robertson advocated pas-
sage of the levy so that the state
might have .monpy.. enough on hand
to care for appropriations which
might be voted by the stato legisla-
ture which was then not In session.
Soon alter the levy was votod cor-
porations throughout the stato
launched legal attacks against It.
ouestionlng Ha legality. By mutual
agreement among the corporations
the El Reno case was made a test
and the Issue carried o the highest
Will Not Collect Tax.
The court In Its decision today
also took occasion to define the
powers and jurisdiction of the state
board of equalization. The court
defined the duties of t're board as
a body that Is to meet compute tha
expenses of the state according to
leglslatuie appropriations add 20
per cent to this amount for delin-
quencies substract money In the
fctate treasury and visible Income
from all sources from the expense
amount and arrive at a levy accord-
ing to the remainder and the state
valuation. The supreme court based
its jurisdiction in the matter on the
power granted It by the 1921 legis-
r-The 1mill levy amounted to
about $1500000 In taxes It was es-
timated at ' the state treasurer's of-
fice. This sum will not now be col-
lected under the court ruling. .
The decision was written by Chief
Justice John B. HarrUon. Court at-
taches agreed that those who have
paid the tax wttaout protest cannoi
recover tho sum expended. At the
state auditor's office it was said a
large part of the tax has already
been collected. .
AGGIE BOARD PLACES A
QUARANTINE ON CATTLE
Oklaihomar City. March 28. The
state board of agriculture has placed
a quarantine against certain Texas
and Arkansas counties to pevent
shipment of cattle from those coun-
ties into Oklahoma. Diseased cattle
lias been reported in the sections
under quarantine It was said.
TO START TODAY
(By The United PreM.) ' '
Oklahoma City March 28. Trial
Of Johin Harris accused of being a
member of the band which lynched
Jake Brooks negro packing house
employe hero during the packing
employes strike recently was to
open .In district court here today.
Seven members of the band have
pleaded guilty and are now serving
life sentences In the state peniten-
I mliA etnta la AVnail in lino
some of tha convicted men as wit-
nesses In the trial of Harris.
MANY ARE GRILLED AS
TO FIXING OF JURIES
(Hy Th. I'nltrd Pnm )
Chicago March 28. Ten men and
a woman were grilled today In ton
noction wlui alleged "fixing" of
Juries that trio J labor leader here
recently. Tho person were seliod
during raids at midnight and their
Identity was not disclosed.
According to detectives they were
quizzed concerning alleged Irregu
lurllles In tho trial of Kred Walsh
acquitted of murder.
Hearing on Armour Mlatletoe Yards
Qualifies Expert Hog Feeder;
If Decision Favorable
(By Tlit I'lilted Prrw.)
Kansas City Mo. March 28. B.
T. Uridgeford who qualified yester-
dajr as a hog feeding expert was the
first witness on the stand at resump
tion of hearing before Judge B. T.
Miner of the complaint of the Kan-
sas City Live Stock association
against operation by Armour and
company of Its Mistletoe Stock Yard
In Kansas City Kansas
His testimony concerned tho prac-
tice of Armour and company of feed
ing hogs shipped In by furmors. He
contended that the farmer leaped
the greatest benefit when he fed hogs
a mixture of corn and water which
added from four to six pounds to
their weight. He said that this prac-
tice of feeding was not followed at
the Mistletoe yarda by Armour and
company and that In his opinion
shippers lost pay for from four to six
If a favorable decision Is reached
by Judge Halner on the Live Stock
associations complaint Armour and
company probably will be forced to
abandon the Mistletoe stockyards.
J. O. Foster a hog salesman was
called to the stand. He. testified to
selling a car of 141 hogs for Ed and
Lynn Hallam of Canadian. Okla.
which had a seven bushel Med of
corn and water for a "fill" of 720
pounds. On questioning by chief
Gore of the department of marketing
practices Foster said he fed his
tiogs up to 15 bushels of corn for a
"fill" If they would eat that much
before being sent to the scales.
FRUIT CROP DUE
NEW FRDST TEST
(By The United Presi.)
Oklahoma City Okla. March 28.
Oklahoma's budding fruit crop which
last night narrowly escaped damage
by frost will tonight be" given an
other test for its hardiness weather
bureau observers here predicted to-
day. Temperatures ranging from 34 to
40 degrees will prevail throughout
the state tonight and In some sec-
tions may go lower the observers
The minimum temperature here
last night was 38 degrees. Freezing
temperature or slightly above would
prove disastrous to the state's fruit
crop now agriculturists agreed.
ONE OF BLAZEK SISTERS SIAMESE
TWINS WOULD LIVE ONLY FOR SON
AS SISTER IS THREATENED DEATH
By CARL VICTOR LITTLE.
(United' Press 'staff Correspondent.)
Chicago March 28. Rosa Blezek
struggled for life today as her Siam-
ese twin sister Josefa faced death.
The twins 43 years of age are
the only one extinct known to the
medical profession. Josefa was In a
stupor at the West End .hospital.
Rosa at her side prayed for life.
Rosa would gladly follow her sis-
ster to death were It not for Frantz
a bright eyed 12-year-old son . she
told Dr. Benjamin H. Breakstone
Chicago surgeon and writer.
"Mother love has triumphed over
sisterly affection In this case" Dr.
Dr. Breakstone Dr. Edward Cu-
nat and obher physicians today were
still uncertain whether the death
of Josefa would mean Rosa'a death
Surgeons have not yet given up
tope for Josefa who is suffering
from jaundice. Her chances for
life however are alight they agree.
An X-ray to determine whether
tbe sisters can be separated It one
KING GALLS FOR
Lloyd George 8ummond to Palace;
King Consldera Fort he omlng
Irish Parley Great Import-
ance to All Britain
SIR JAMES CRAIG OFF
TO MEET FREE STATER
Though for Time He Would Refuse;
Said Ready to Meet Repreienta-
tlve on Any Kind of Bail
Work Out Plan.
N (tly Hi t'nltnl IW.)
Belfast Murch 28. Sir Junior
Cialg lelt (here today for London t
attend a conference on tho Irish
(lly The I'liiled Prew.)
Belfast 'March 28. "Sir James
Craig may refuse to meet Michael
Collins (irifflth nnd other freo state
leaders ut the London conference on
Lue Irish situation ho Indicated to
day In his speech to the Ulster pur
Craig declared "Ulater Is always
ready to present her case to Ihr
liritit;'.i government because she ha!
good ease" he specified par
tlcularly that be had been Invited
to meet officials of the British gov
eminent making no mention of the
free state leaders.
Lloyd George Summoned.
(By The United Preite.)
London March 28. King George
summoned Premier Lloyd George to
Buckingham Paluce for an audience
this afternoon. ' .
It was believed his majesty wished
to consult with the prime minister
before the arrival of Michael Collins
and Sir James Craig from Ireland.
The king Is understood to place
great Importance upon the forth-
coming Irish conference. '
The critical Irish situation has
been further complicated by Collins'
outspoken attack upon Sir James
Craig whom be accuses of bad faith.
The Ulster premier was to reply In
Belfast this afternoon to Collins
Martial law may be declared In
the disaffected areas of Belfast be-
fore the end of the month Jt was
admitted here today. Upon the but-
come of the Irish conference depends
action by Great Britain.
Fire Damage Belfast.-
(Dy The United PreM.)
Belfast March 28. Belfast was
swept with Incendiary fires today.
Four serious conflagations before
dawn kept firemen and military
A bomb was hurled into a crowd
attracted to the largest fire and
three spectators were wounded.
The Ulster parliament met to con
sider the situation. A strons state-
ment from Sir James Craig regard-
ing Michael Collins charges of bad
faith was expecled.
RAILROAD WORKER DIES
RESULT AUTO ACCIDENT
(Ity The United Presi.)
Shawnee Okia. March 28. G. B.
Lantrip railroad worker is dead and
E. C. Lower another railroad em-
ploye is injured as- result of an au-
tomobile accident here. The auto-
mobile In which they wore riding
overturned pinning both men be-
dies has never been taken accord-
ing to Dr. Breakstone. Efforts to
part them will bo made If Josefa
dies the doctor said.
'Rosa smiled wanly- as she talked
wIUi her son Frantz. Occasionally
she would glanco at her sister as
doctors forced medicine IntoJosofa's
Josefa and Rose were born in
Austria. They traveled with shows
in Europe for a decade. ' The sis-
ters arrived in the United States a
Rosa's husband was killed in the
"It's the strangest case in medical
annals" said Dr. Breakstone. "Many
Siamese twins have been born but
they seldom reach maturity. 'We
cannot even dare forecast what will
be the result if Josefa dies. Rosa
may have td follow (her sister in
death. She may not. We are going
to do our best to save ber life."
According to Dr. Breakstone's ob-
servation -Josefa possesses the game
love tor Frantz as does Rosa the
600.000 COAL MINERS CO
ON STRIKE APRIL 1ST
: - J
Officials of tho United Mine
Workers of America have Issued
an order calling out fioo.ono
miners in the bituminous and an-
thracite fields on Btriko. The
ordor Issued to the miners was
signed by John L. I-ewls as
president upper ami William
Green secretary lower.
Nine Masked Bandits Enter Million
aire'. Home While Family at
Dinner; Get Liquor Jewelry
(Hy The United PreM.)
Chicago March 28. Invasion of
the mansion of ArUmr W. Cutten
multi-millionaire broker by nino
masked raiders who soized $"0000
worth of property was- Chicago's
boldest crime in years police suid
The bandits smashed their way
nto Cuiten's homo situated in the
center of an SwO acre . estate near
Downer's- Crovo and locked the
family and servants up in a liquor
Jewelry ' and silvorwnre were
scooped up in sacks. One hundred
cases of pre-war whiskey were load-
ed on a truck.
Servants pursued the bandits with
shotguns L'lt an escupe was made.
Immediately after the robbery which
occurred at the dinner ilvour last
night Cutten offered a reward of
?10C0 for capture of tha raiders.
M JAP Fill
(Hy-'The United Press.)
Shanghai Cl)ina March 27. Aa
attempt by two meiiybolioved to have
been Korean revolutionists to as-
sassinate Baron Tnnaka of Japan
today resulted in ti'.ie injury -of both
of the would-ba assassins the cap
ture of one of thorn and the injury
of six other persons three of them
Baron Tanaka who was embark
ing for Japan after having paid an
official visit to the' Phillipplno
Islands escaped uninjured.
(By The United Prone.)
SENATE: Continues con-
sideration of treaties.- '
HOUS15: Vote scheduled
on army appropriation bill.
Labor committee considers
conVict labor bill.
Rivers and harbors com-
mittee consldera bill prohibit-
ing oil pollution of waters.
I E S
START TO CLOSE
Ohio Mine Closing In Preparation
for Strike April 1; Owner Say
Want to Be Ready; Relief
ILLINOIS UNIONS ANCLE
FOR TRUCE WITH OWNERS
Conference be Hold Wednesday In
Chicago; Farrlnuton Sent Invita-
tion to Section; May Draw
Othor St.-.tel In.
' (My Tlie I nil "I l'ri-.l
Columbus (). March 2S.-Cinl
mines In southern Ohio - b 's in to
close down today In preparation fur
nation wide strike of blliitnlnous
miners April 1.
Four larro oicri"oiiH In tho Hock
ing Valley field stopped early today
and will mil reopen until tlin con-
troversy Is ended mlnn owner' an
nounced. Oilier mines w ill bo sliut '
down this week they said.
The Sunday Creek Coal Company
announced that Its mini' N'limber in
near GlouchcHler has suspended oper
ations today u ml in Perry County)
tho Gasoline and Keystone mines
N'o. 3 ami S were bile. Tim Htrippiug
operations of the threo Perry coun-
ty mines normally produce 2ut) cars
of rout n diry.
Operators declared they wero
anxious to have all of their mines
loseil before Saturday so as to be
ready for the threatened xtrtkft.
Preparations for the Htrlke In
southern Ohio wore few. The men
have worked but a few days during
tho year and a Ktrlke will change
their status hut little. Relief work-
nrs already are busy throughout the
(lly The t'niliil Prrw.)
Chicago Murch 28. Conference
between roal operators and union
officials to be held hero tomorrow
may serve as the "opener" of nego-
tiations for a tiuce to prevent .Hie
threatened mine wrr April 1 It was
viewed hero today.
Preparations were under way for
the meeting between Frank Karrlng-
ton bead of tho Illinois union miners
Farrington In accord with an
agreement made with mine owners
suggested the date of tho conference.
The operators Immediately accepted
the proposal of the union chief.
It was not expected In mine circles
here that peace would come directly
out of the conference but it was
believed peace feelers would be
thrown out which may result In
wage negotiations of a wider scope
before April 1.
Farrington it was pointed out.
can't consistently make peace tomor
row. He told John L. Lewis and
other officials at the recent Clove-
land conference that Illinois miners
would stick with the others.
However operators and union offi-
cials of Illinois In the conference to-
morrow may make plans for drawing
unions and operators of other states
Into a meeting to discuss a general
(liy The t'niteil Pre.)
New York March 28.-i-The miners
will fip'.it the check off issue to a
finish in negotiations wllh anthra-
cite operators which were continued
this afternoon at tho Union League
club Thomas Kennedy miners lead-
AMERICAN DRY AGENTS STRIKE AT .
BOOZE FLOW AT ITS SOURCE SAID
TO BE IN WEST INDIAN ISLANDS
(By The liniteil Press.)
Havana March 28. American pro-
hibition enforcement agents are in
Havana today determined to cut off
at its source the stream of booze
flowing from the West Indies to the
Led by Colonel Nutt chief of the
narcotic division of the United
States treasury department six se-
cret agents are making a thorough
investigation of booze smuggling
operations. From Cuba they plan to
go to other West Indian islands from
which liquor is shipped to the main-
The prohibition enforcement of-
ficials may establish a bureau Siere
so it will be easier to keep Close
watch on the shipment of liquor to
the United States.
Colonel Nutt was in consultation
with American Consul General
Hurst yesterday. He stated much
valuable Information bad been re-
ceived with regard to the smuggling
of liquor and drugs. '
After finishing their work "here
Colonel Nutt and hia aldea are re
SOLDIERS' HOSPITAL TO
CARE FOR STATE BUDDIES
(Ity Th I'mtnl Fr )
Oklnhnma City March 21. After
the Milo milliter hospital at Mus
kogee Ik completed no ' mora Okla
''Ionia veteran of the world war re
quiring medical attention will be
sent In poverntnont bopllal out
Mldu the stale II. I). Kelt of the
Hi in j Soldier Relief rommllon
announced ho hm been advised. The
MiiHkiiKee hospital I exiMctnd to be
completed within a year.
BY W FORCES
Ohio Prohl Agree to Co to Political
Mat With Deer An Utue of
Campaign; Volstead to
Ill) The I mlrtl I'm)
i'oliiniluis (). M-in-li 18 StU'
diy forces today accepted the rlml
Io'ikp of null pr drihltloiiint toniaki
the beer and llclit wine question an
issue In the coming political cam-
pl.lKll. James A. White suiierintendent
of Hie nntinaloon league In a state-
incut today on the submission of a
prei'iised Male const itiitlonal amind-
met't to permit 2.7" pur rent beer
nnd other beverage In the home
declared "It make the wet and dry
iicMt!u" u proml.ient one In Ohio
Won't Oppose Volstead.
(lly Th t'uileil Pr )
Minneapolis Minn. March 28.
Theodore ChrMenson will not op-
pose ItprcHentalive Andrew Volstead
In l:e republican district convention
In tho seventh district Frldoy.
Ilo has requested friends not to
present bis name becauso the liquor
question has been mitdo an Issue.
ITo announced that he took the same
stand on tho question as Volstead
and that hn withdrew "for the good
of the party."
As a result of thl.i withdrawal
Volstead will have a clear field and
will undoubtedly receive tie unani-
mous endorsement of IJio conven-
tion. Swerden has an area of 170170
(Ry Tim t'nited Prem.)
Elkhorn Wis. March 28. Miss
Mercedos Hicks Carroll college stu-
dent who jumped Into Lake Geneva
in an attempt to die because ber
fiance eloped with a girl chum was
recovering at her father's home hero
James Spence and James Kinney
boatmen saw Miss Hicks plunge In-
to tho lake. TCey rowed out to
rescue her but she fought them off.
"I want to die" she cried. They
finally succeeded In drawing her
into the bout.
Friends of the girl thought she
had tried to commit suicide when
she learned that Burton Wells of
Klkhorn had eloped to Rockford
III. witih Miss Grace Flack a chum.
ported to be planning to go to Nas-
sau in the Bahamas from which
large quantities of liquor are said
to bo shipped to America. Tiiey
may also take In Bermuda.
As a result of investigations to
date the invading' dry agents learn-
ed that $1000000 worth of gin Is
now on a liner enroute to New York.
The name of this steamer has been
cabled to' America.
KILLED OVER A WATCH.
(By The t'nited Preen.)
Omaha Neb. March 28. Harry
Ham 34 proprietor -of the National
Jewelry and Clothing company was
shot and killed this morning by
Otto Cole of Burlington Kan. fol-
lowing a dispute over a watch which
Cole had pawned to Hahn several
days ago. Cole was captured after
an exciting cfiase. He v confessed.
"I lost my head in the argument"
he said. .
Patagonia produced 1500000 bar.
rela ot oil last year.
TO CLEAR SLATE
Debet to Limited and Vote May
Come Within Week; Paolflo Pact'
Dlepoted of With Pinal
TARIFF QUESTION NOW
LOOMS FOR HEADL1NER
East Agalnit West; Farm tloo
Againtt Big iutlnet Over Tariff
and Hid; Capper I Tak
log an Active Part.
ny Th I iiIImI I'rva.)
Washington. March US. Article
on and two of tho naval treaty
wore adopted without debate. Detn-
xru tic aenutor. foreseelnc ratifica
tion of the treaty Immediately un
less Komelhlng wu done to Hop It
demanded a quorum and temporarily
Hulled the senate prog reus
fly LAWRKNt'K MARTI.V.
(United Prc Staff Correspondent.)
Washington Murch 28. The flve-
1 vnr naval limitation treaty 'Wa
tu en p today by the senate.
Desire of administration 'adora
to get all the tre. Vi rapidly dis-
poned of an that Important pending
leglHlatUm may be pained In tlttra
for nn early summer adjournment
will (end to limit debate and may
bring about a vote on the navy
treaty within a week.
The four power Pacific treaty wa'
finally disposed of today when both
the supplement to It and the decl-.
ration whlcli' .accompanied It were)
ratified 73 to 0. '
Made by Delegate.
The naval limitation- treaty - wan
mado by tho delegate to tha arm
conference and not by technical na-
val experts and so while It may not
entirely- suit tho experts it doea
represent the policy of the United
State sgovernmont. Senator" Lodga'
said In reply to attacks on the pact.
Lodge replied- specifically tocoh-
tentlon by Senator Reed Missouri
that tho -treaty if carried out' would
leave the United Stutes helpless be-
foro the British navy. Reed said
his conclusions were based on ex-
pert opinions and compilations. -
Tariff Fight Line Up.
(lly The United Prm.)
Washington Murnh 28. West
against east; farm bloc against big
business was the way the tariff
light over the hides wool and other 1
schedules was lining up today. 1
Senator Capper Kansas head ot '
the farm bloc let It be known that
the republicans of that group will ba
for the hides schedules.
On the other hand sources assc
elated wlti'a Senator Lodge repre-
senting a shoe factory district In-
dicates that his constituency includ-
ing labor unions Is anxious for a
fight against the proposed 15 per
cunt tax on hide imports. j
Capper told the United Press that
the farm bloc republicans will ' un-
doubtedly be & unit against any ef-
fort to put hides on the free list but
be added that the bloc for the sake
of harmony is not going solidly into
At today's meeting of the senata
finance committee it was decided to
fix a duty ot $9 a ton on magnesite
a Pacific coast product required lni
Kie steel business.' Dyestuffs are
yet to be settled.
K. K. K. IS DENOUNCED.
(Dji The United Prem.)
Beaumont Texas March 28. At a
law enforcement meeting which
overflowed the American Legion'
hall here last night several speak-
ers denounced tbe K. K. K. and call-
ed for the suppression of that or-
ganization. In resolutions passed
th meeting called for the arrest of
night riders and urged officers to
take all measures to put down law-.
lessness. . - ' '
(By The United PreM.) i
' Kansas City Mo. March 28. A
defective switch today was believed
to ha vos caused the derailment and
overturning of the engine ot a Kan-
sas City Southern freight train Just
north of Pittsburg Kans. last night.
H. R. Flinn engineer waa pinned
beneath the engine and killed. Harry
Herron brakeman also was killed
and Roy Landgy fireman waa re-
ported seriously Injured
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