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Billings Weekly Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1925, Billings, Montana THE BILLINGS WEEKLY EDITION VOL. 20. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1925. PRICE FIVE CENTS PROHIBITION DELUGES CONGRESS House Elects Nick Longtvorth Speaker and Restores Pickling Rule Co-ops, No Export President REPEAL House Attains Speed of Mid-Session First Day and Prepares to Get Quickly at Work. Dee. color- ful nnd turbulent scenes In the house and utter iralm In the senate, the sixty-ninth, conpress got under Monday, its first nnd long session. A small group or insurgents started the fireworks in the house. Init, despite their opposition anrl that nf the Demo- crats, the Ltenuhlicnn majority rolled up with the CoolfrlRC landslide of moved on. to victory in every test of strength. Nicholas Longworth of Ohio, former Republican floor leader, was elected speaker' In a (hreo-cornered race in which tho Democrats mijiiiortod F. .1. Garrett of Tennessee, their floor chief, and insurgents rnst their ballots for Henry Alleji Cooper of Wisconsin., The vote was: Ijonpworth. 229; Garrctt, 173; Cooper, 13. Five voted present. Ixingworth was nominated for the in by Representative Haw ley of Oregon, acting "by the direction of the Republican caucus-11 Heprcsenta- ttve Carter of Oklahcma named Repre- sentative Garrett of ''Tennessee.' the ronilnce of tho Democratic caucus, and Representative Frcar, Wisconsin, nomi- nated Representative Cooper, insurgent, of' that state, The Insurgents voted for Cooper, who led the La FolleUe nttack on President Coolidge and his policies at the Cleve- land Republican convention last year. Voted for Cooper. Those voting'for Cooper were: Heck, Brown. Frear. Lamport. Nelson, Peary. Schaffcr. Schneider and Volgt, all Wis- consin Republicans, Qvall, Independent, of Minnesota; La Guardia, Socialist of New Yorki Sincln.fr. 'Republican, North Dakota, and Wefald, Farmer-Labor, York. Long worth. Cooper nnd Garrelt all voted "present." aa did Berger, Socialist, Wisconsin, and Carrs. Republican, of Wisconsin. When i his election was announced, the successful nominee was brought in on the Arm of .Ills .Democratic opponent, while tho members stood and applauded. Garrctt then Introduced the new sneaker vrkli this eulogy: "lie t.v- intellectually and tempera- mentally fitted. He is a wise and gifted character and a gentleman beyond re- proach. He stands splendidly equipped to succeed the long: line of hfs worthy prcdccessorf." His Policies. In Ills inaugural address Mr. L.ong- "worth divided tha duties of liis office into two and political. "The first T propose to administer with moat 'rigid he snld. "The political side, to my mind, involves a question of parly "service. I believe it to be the duty of the sneaker, stand- ing squarely on the platform of his party, to assist as he properly can the enactment of legislation In accordance with the declared principles of Insurgent Rule Repeated. With the organization preliminaries over, the next test of strength on a proposal of the Republican leaders to amend thft rules RO ns to make more difficult the discharge of a committee' from tho consideration of the legisla- tion referred to It. Here again, the Republicans won, Init by a narrow margin, the. vote being 208 to 136. Several of the regulars Jolhed with the Insurgents and Democrats In onposii the amendment. With almost a momentum the hoiiso put the -new tax reduction bill at tho heail of Its callendar and prepared to get to work at once. Meantime, the senate, after Its cus- tomary manner, was organizing leisurely and putting off its decision regarding tho recognition to be given Republican insurgents on Us big committees. In the house that IPFUC had been settled the open revolt of the Wisconsin group against the party slate of the house leaders. But even without that delegation, the Republicans' had voles to spare for the election nf K of Ohio, son-in-law of Theo- .dore Roosevelt and Republican floor leader In the last session. Hundreds of Bills. As the Gcsslon proceeded hundreds o: proposals for legislation flooded In to pile up on the clerk's desk. The Ihree women members of house all wero von the floor the session of Massa chuselts nnrl Mrs. Kahn of California on thfl Republican side, and Mrs. N'orton of New Jersey with the Democrats. Pending election of the speaker, th JkousC wi Tyler tho roll of the slates and the presence of a quorum At the sama moment Vice Frcslclen Daws, fresh from a country-wld speaking campaign in favor of chang of senate rules. WAS opening formall tlto new suasion of the senate. Whll many of the senators appeared In long tailed formal dress, Mr. Dawca wore double-breasted blue suit. Eighty-nine senators were prenei -Three new senators, I-fi Follettc of Wls (Continued en Pifle 4.) RANGE THRIVES BEST ON NATIVE GRASS, NURSED Oyden, Dec. "Under west. ern range conditions, it Is not pos- sible to depned upon seeding to Improve or maintain the carrying capacity of the C, L, For- sllng, director of the Great Basin experiment station at Ephraim told grazing experts from the west- ern forest service districts In a grazing conference that opened here Monday. "The pfants which-occur naturally upon our western r.ingcs are best adapted to. growing conditions, much more so any plants which may he he said. 'It is nee- essary, therefore, to control and handle the grazing so that native forage plants will not be destroyed." may be best (tone by har. monizing use with the prowinn re- quirements) of such plants, tt hu been found that too early use In the spring and over-grazing are the principal causes of range dcterlor- ation. By withholding grazing until several' weeks -of growth has oc- curred on the .spring ranges, regu- lating the number of stock and ap- plying deferred and rotation grazing most of thef difficulties in maintain- ing the carrying capacity of th ranges will be overcome." Mother of Child' Says SeconcLHusband Who Gave Lacl Away Isn't Father; Case Is'Here. Helenn, Dec. efforts ex- ng over a period of years prove isucceasful In restormj; to her her son ines 4 Reed Thompson, who, she a! was .ibrtuctffl Ity lomas. Thompson." Maggie Ma> lonrijisoii Monday obtained from tlii oMa.na Minrc-rne court a vrit o ,hcas corpus requiring that the bo: 0 brought before Judge GoUdard In LC district court, for Yellowstone coun- at BlUings, December 17, to dcler- ilne who have bis custody. The youngster Is now reported to be 1 JjiUrel. The petition which the rlt was granted -says that In 1323, .her usband, Thomas Thompson, gave his onsent, as the hoy's father, to a. pur- orted adoption- by Ills sister and her Mr, and Mm, W, K. Hrucherl. Irs. Thompson insists that the hoy is son ot 'her first husband, that his urname is layman and that Thompson ad no rlfjht to pose as the boy's father the'adoption proceedings. She save Mailed Scurrilous Af fidavits.to Get An- other Ousted. Cleveland, Dec. Albi Sidney Gregg., author, lecturer, an superintendent of "the 'American Civ Reform unidn. WHS -foimil guilty In fed oral court. Monday, of sending obscen matter througli the malts. The verdict was returned by a jur about four-hours after trial t a charge of mailing a "Jane Doe aff davit" to members of the Oevelan congregation hi an effort to oust pastor from his pulpit for alleged proper advances to a parishioner, w! had sought his advice. Tlte jury delil prated only a few mhuites. Mr, Or egg was found guilty on a throe counts In Hie Indictment, lii :mnt carries a sentence uf five ,yea i prison and a fine, Judge Paul Jones announced, jud merit would be passed Wednesday. Crcgi? formerly held pastorates 'ncomii and COOL1DGE GOAL SOUND REVIVAL AGRICULTURE Warns Farm Bureau Federation Launching Government in Business by Handling Soil Products Would Be Dangerous; Fixing Prod- uce Prices Implies on All .Commodities Says. Chicago, Dec. that co-operative marketing with governmental encouragement offers the best possible solution of the farmers' problem, President Coolidge intends to give-the movement his active and energetic as- sistance. He is opposed to-proposals that the government sell and buy farm products or fix prices directly or indirectly. Further he believes present tariff duties benefit the farmer and should not, be-revised. Outlining his views on the agrir cultural situation and proposed remedies in an address Mon- aid to long differences. ENGINE BLOWS KILLS TWO. Klkton. Md., Dec, gineer and fireman of local 49, Balti- more Ohio railroad, were Instantlj killed, Monday night, when the boiler o1 their locomotive exploded just an the train pasFed Chllds station, four mltc: north rof here. PA RAN WINS DECISION. V.MO ______ Tenn., Dec. Mornn. Xew Orleans, gained the decisio over Jimmy I .alining of Scammon, Kan In n slow eight-round bout here Monda night. EPOSED BOY EMPEROR OF CHINA HAS PN'EUMONIA Toklo. pec, re- orts frorn Tientsin, China. 5ay that Isuan Tuns, the deposed Iwy emperoi f China, is dangerously ill with pneu monla. hft boy emperor, H5un Tuns, lent! and last Manehu monarch to reign in China, abdicated when the republic wa. ;Ct up In 1912. Ho remained hi Peking, however a pension by tho governmen until February of thl.-n year, when h took up his residence in Tientsin. In the November he ha ucen evicted from the Imperial palac In the Forbidden City, by orde of Fcnp Yu-Hslang, tbe "Christian who succeeded Wu Pel-Fii in con trol of that cnpital. SEEK TO OUST SEATTLEJMAYOR Pealt'e. Dec. for 1m peachruent of VMwIn .T. mayor of Krattlo, was presented to 11 olty council, Monday, by citizen and was unanimously referred to I' Judiciary A special meflti1 of the council then set lor TUP day. ork from the moving Khc Id them of her trips tti St. Xarairc. ordeaux. Ay re, Cuors. I'ierrcfeu and Ha fa clothe hiFt three aviation If sho grtatly relished her The information she acfjiiired Is rani y French authorities to be quite in- fcnslvn. FIGHT UPON NYE NOWASSURED V art merit of agriculture, having pre- pared v.hai is believed to be an. adequate bill emticrtying these principles which will ho I'lresentcd to the congress for enactment. I propose actively and ener- getically to assist the farmers to pro- mote their welfare through co-operative marketing." Warns of Price Fixing. As to proposals for the organization of corporations through which the gov- ernment directly or indirectly fix prices or cnROgre hi buying and selling farm produce, tiie president made this observation: "This would ho dangerous undertak- ing, and as the emergency is not so acute, it ?.C'ems at present to have lost much of Us support. Xo it is disgulFCd the moment the eovernmcnt in buying and telling by that act it fixes prices. tt would apparently de- Ftroy m-operative association and all other marketing machinery, for no can cdmpot'J with the government. Ultimately it would end Hie independ- ence which ihe far men; of this country enjoy as a result of centuries of strug- gle and prevent the exercise of their own and control In cultivat- ing- their land and marketing their product. Mixed With Politics. "Government control cannot lie di- vorced from control. Tho over- whelming interest of Ihe consumer, not i 5-nuillcr in (crest of the producer, would lie sure to dominate in the end. Unless we fix corresponding prices for other commodities a hinh fixed price for agriculture would merely stimulate overproduction that would end In com- ashington, Dt-c. lc.it ions mt the tiiiestlon of renting Gerald 'ye. as Fenstor from North Dakota nil c sctltrd only after a fight on the floor f the senate dftvelopfil, Monday, when became known that Senator Cloff, Vest Virginia. KcnuMk'Jin. who clegntecl hy the. senate elections com- nlltoe to Kuhmtl an npinlnn. will report hot Xye's appointments illegal. attractive this proposal u'as al first thought, careful considera- tion of it has led to much opposition on the part of the farmers. They rear lize'MiiU even thft United States gov- RULES APPOINTMENT ILLEGAL. BiKTimrck. X. D.. ney General George Shafor, of Xorth Dakota. Monday, ruled that Governor Sorllc had no right to appoint Gerald TV <yc as United Slates senator from this state to succeed the lato Kdwin I.adtl. BEST DAYS DUE MINE Ktllogp, Idaho, Dor. iiounceiuent, Is made by An- Stanley A. Boston, gfeneral manager of the- Bunker Hill SutUvan silver-lead mine, that tho great ore body of tlin property, which already has produovd more than worth or ore during the 40 years of its development, has bnen en- countered in its nominal condition on the lowest level of the mint1. The lowest level Is l.SOfl below the surface and mining men interpretPd Iho announcement as Insuring many added years of opernllon, wHh eorro- 'large returns. crnwcnt is not strong enough, either dirccli' or tiulirectly, to fix prices ceiiisiantly guarantee suc- cess. They arc opposed lo sub mil ling themselves to the control nf a great bureaucracy. Thoy prefer the sound policy of maintaining their freedom and tlicir own initiative as Individuals- or! to limit them only ns they voluntarily' form group associations. They do not wish to put tho government into the farming business. Have Other "If the price fixing and tariff rc- vlsSon do nut seem to he helpful, them are other proposals Vhat do promise. Im- irovcmcnlF. Vnv financing the farmer we arc developing tbe farm loan and Intermediate credit banks. These hava put out about of loans tt mode rale about fann- ers. In addition there Is the general banking system, national and alato. All of these nponrlrs need to give moro informed attention to farm needs. They need moro energy In administra- tion. They should be equipped In sup- ply not only credit Init pound busi- ness advice and the farmers to a. much belter extent learn to use al these a flat guarantee for his first ftpjiearancn on the screen. In addition to this. Grange paid for partlcipatlnR In tho 9-to-7 victory sroreil for the Bears "over the Xcw York Giants Sunday nt tlie Polo grounds before a crowd of and received JIQ.OOO more from metropolitan business concerns obtaining his Indorse- ment for sweaters, dolls, caps, tobacco nnd souvenirs. Drew a Yard. Grunge pained about 150 -yards flur- inK short nflprnoon's work against ihe so that his shure of the ;alc receipt.s represented for each yard he advanced. The amount he re- for his game here was nearly double that for any previous engage- ment hud brought, his total estimated revenue from tvctual playing to about All told. Grange hEis accumulated close to half a in HI ion dollars since he loft tlie University of Jlllnois two weeks ago and joined professional ranks. Has Babe Ruth Beaten. The remarkable power at- tached to name and prowess has had no in professional alhktic mnks. Not even Uahe Ruth in his palmiest days as the Idol of baseball fans, commanded the financial return of Grange. Ruth's nnmial salary with the Vatikets for several years has been while other Interests are not heileved to have increased this beyond 5110.000 for any single season. G range's n ie contract wa s n rgo- tlalcil hip manager, c. C. Pyle. with K. Khallrnbcrger. president of tho Arrow Hclwrrs corporation of Vorfc. Ked will start work on hK first picture aln.ut. March 1. 1326. after romploiing a transcontinental tour with the Ijcars. Nsxl Game In Boston. Followinp tha In Washington Tuesday Grange and his team rnatos jcurney to for a tauUe with Washington, Dec. streams of prohibition bills, the and the smaller'dry, flowed into., the house hopper Monday. The wet proposals .ranged from measures for repeal of the eighteenth amendment and the Volstead act, to legal- zation of light beer and wine. The dry ones, all designed to strengthen enforcement of prohibition, covered a sim- ilarly wide range, embracing bootlegging and diplomats and many in between. Both Sides for Civil Service. At one point, the two streams met, Representative Tinkha.rn, Republican, sachuettes, a wet, and Repre- sentative Cram, Republican, Michigan, a dry, both intro- ducing bills to place enforce- ment agents under civil serv- ice. In general they merged quietly into the prohibition hubbub that has stirred the capital for more than a with statements assailing the the op- position. Representative Hill, Repub- lican, Maryland, wet leader, presented several leading off with a joint resold- tion for repeal of the eight- eenth amendment, stipulating that it be referred to state convention instead of legisla- tures to compel a popular vote on the Issue. Urges Repeal Dry Edicts. He also introduced a measure to give .stales ihe power to defino. "intoxi- cating iiijutir" under thy eighteenth amendment, and. another to legalize beer and KepreFentiilive Dyer. Republican. Missouri, sought repeal of the National prohibition act and. In lieu of thai, put forward a. proposal for light alcoholic; beverayes. Various other beer, wine' and cider bills of varying degrees of wetness were introduced. Into the dry channel. Representative Stalker, Republican. Xew Vnrk, re? Introduced: hfs Ijfll to provide liuth fine and Imprisonment for commercial vio- la ters of the Volstead act. leaving "social" transgressors open merely to fine "or'1 iniprisomnent. "or" This was reported last yrar by ihe judiciary committee by a vote of 11 to but was not acted upon hy the house. Would Even Dry Up Diplomats. Two bills and a resolution tiofMsruul to strengthen prohibition enforcemeiit were Introduced hy Hepresentiitive Blanlon, Democrat. Texas. One would authorize the president tr) use iirmy and navy, state militia and the olhor forces of the government in the smuggling of lirtuurs, n a rooties and aliens into thi country. The 'jtlicr would provide fcr impenchntent ami icmoval from office of any of- ficer of the government, i.f Judiciary, senator. and officer or LstcU man o t ho a r i: iy navy and marine corps, who 1'Hirhasf J Intoxieating liquors from a !j His resolution would prohibit foreign diplomats from Importing hiti'XioatUig liquors. the iitt-ainrollcrs Wtdnes- dr.y. Twenty-five games, altogether, remain on the liars'- schedule, the itinerary tftking them to l-'lorida and thence across the country to the Pacific coast, where tlie lour will wind up about the middle of February, COURT FORGES BIBLE READING UPON SCHOOLS Oreeley, Colo., Dec. ripht of public .-school authorities In the stalo of Colorado to have passages from the Itible read "without comment" us a part uf HIG school held in a decision announced in district court here. Monday, by Judge Holier t O. Smith. The decision was In the cap ft of Charles U Vollmar, Catholic parent of twa pupils of the schools of th Plaltevillo, Colo., independent school district, sieiiiusl the school hoard of the district. The court sustained a drmurrCT of KILLED BY TRAIN IN FOG, 25 HURT Se.iltte, person was killed and 25 hurt, Mimdny, In a heavy fog which fur two diiys hung over the Pacitie William llcckman. IS, died an hour. aftor a train strui-k htm near his home at Simmer. 30 milt.' youth of here, In Vancouver. R 2ri were Injured when a bus collided with a street car. BILLS LAUNCHED FOR HOME FOLKS Ore. lative l.eaviti. Montana, in- a bill in the Monday. to iiuthcrizo seorctarj' "'f njjrlculturo to hiftliwny de- l-arcinor.ls in consiruotiou of leading to iiallonitl (Continued on 2; Col. school hoard to a complaint by Vollmar j nnd aionu which sought to restrain the Uouroscntnllvfi Uintftr. RcpuWlcati. lhe to

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