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   Daily Las Vegas Optic (Newspaper) - April 2, 1928, Las Vegas, New Mexico                                Community Wclfw lo ildp in Building if Greater City is liic Optics Aim WKATIIKtt today and tomorrow temperature lihh low nights low 25 ASSOCIATED TUKSS SERVICE 60 NO 129 Greater Vegas New Mexico Monday April 2 1928 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS FARM iRFI IFF TIP A L 2JL xi CHAMP1QNSOF EARLY ACTION McNaryHaugcn Bill Will Be Given House Senate This Week Passage Planned PROPOSAL CONTAINS SAME CONTROVERSIAL PROVISION Reason for Veto by Coolidge at Last Presentation Unchanged Sides Are Divided ACTIVITIES OF KU EUX KLAN ARE ARED IN DEPOSttlOK TAPN FROM FORMER CHIEF NOW LIFE PRISONER Washington April 2 AD Opening the farm relief battle in the Senate today Senator Watson of Indiana a Republican presiden tial candidate took direct Issue President Coolidgc on the controversial equalization fee pro vision AL JOLSON HAS HIS NOSE DOCTORED WAS MARRED BY A PUNCH Chicago April 2 JoLsnn has taken his nose to thedoctor for bcaulificallon The comedian appeared last nurhl at the theater where he is playinp with an improved proboscis provid ed by a ChicaRo specialist During a sparring match with Jack Dcmscy ten years ago JolKOri took too Inn o dodce A bruLsc left a black spot which has now been removed Washington April 2 relief bugabop of the administra tion and a possible football in the prcconycntion campaigns of both po litical parties was the unfinished business today in the Senate in the form of the bill at Is a much different measure than that which President Coolidge vetoed last session but itstill carries the controversial equalization fee dis agreement over which extends parti cularly into the ranks of the Repub lican presidential fold Fee Unconstitutional President Coolidgcsays the equaliza tion fee is unconstitutional This prin ciple of taxing farm products to raise funds for marketing surplus crops however bears the endorsement of Prank O Lowdeh ofIllinois and Senator Watson of Indiana two Re publicanpresidential candidates Vice President Dawes also has indicated his favor toward the principle The issue has become a sore spot between President Coolidge and his cabinet on the one hand and Repub licans from Ihc farming slates of the northwest on the other These states have Indicated favor toward Mr Low den in the approaching contention The cabinet of course has supported Mr Coolidge the situation thus pre sented Is a little different from that of last session when Democrats as well as Republicans were split on this farm relief proposal Bill Modified Senator McNary Republican Orc Kon new chairman of the Senate agri culture committee and coauthor of the measure has greatly modified the bill now presented to meet he says the objections voiced last president The equalization fee now would be resorted to only when the emergency fund of to be created prov ed insufficient to meet the demands for withdrawing surplus crops from the domestic market Unlike the old pro vision in other respects the fee would now be made applicable to any com fftrm board set up under it would be Cfv PPowcrcd to use these funds in emergency situations It has been the contention of Secretary Jardinc that this machinery was sufficient to meet MANY WELL KNOWN MEN BARRED FROM D A JLJS SHOWN Boston Woman Denounces Faith of Organization in Revealing List of Unfavored Persons Boston April 2 black list of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Massachusetts stood re vealed today by one of the leading members of the organization who at the same time denounced the policy under which it existed and intimated that a fight against it would be car ried ot the floor of the national con vention In a speech to the Boston Ethical societyMrs Helen Tufts Bailie yester day mentioned prominent persons and organizations that for onereason or another have come under the ban of the D A R Mrs Bailie is R direct descendant of Anne AdamsTufts a revolutionary heroine The blacklist Mrs Bailie said was obtained from a member who said the original compilation was Ip the hands of Mrs Stephen P Hur of Milton state chairman of the D A R com mittee on national defense Mrs Kurd declined lo comment I am speakingnot simply as n D A R said Mrs Bailc but as a citi zen who protests against the whole system of espionage unnucndo and as persion flourishing in more than 70 patriotic orders Persons barred by the list from ap pearing before chapters of the or ganization in tills slate include Dean Roscoc Pound of the Harvard law year by the school President Mary E Woollcy of Mount Holyokc college Prof Felix Frankfurter of Harvard Federal Judge George W Anderson of Boston W E Dubots negro novelist Clarence Dar row Rabbi Stephen S Wise Norman Hapgood Dr David Starr Jordan William Allen White Frank P Walsh the Rev E Tailmadge Root executive secretary of the Massachusetts Fcd modity cratlon of Churches The bill would permit loans to farm Others unwelcome vs speakers nc coopcraUve associations from the I cording to Mrs Bailie are persons revolving fund and tho publicly associated with the Young Mens Christian association the Young Womens Christian association the National Catholic Welfare Council the national child labor committee and many college students liberal clubs Tho blacklist she said also has other persons who are objectionable because Michigan City Ind April 2 API A new KJan exposure which officials spoke of RS the first real unmasking of the KU Khtx Klan is continued in a deposition given at the Indiana state wnitenttary by David C Slenhfiison a lifer who once was head of the In diana Klan Those whom the Klan could not bend lo Its purposes were broken Stephenson deposed Several women were maintained and used lo trnpimen who opposed the Klan he said Judg es and legislators were controlled ho added and mob violence destruction of Catholic churches and whipping parties were authorised The deposition was taken in Stcph cnsonfi cell yesterday under the direc tion of Van C Barrickman Pittsburgh attorney who in a federal court action Is seeking an injunction restraining the Klan from any activities in Penn sylvania on the ground that it is a public menace United States Senator Simeon D i Pess of Ohio was one of those whom 1 the Klan sought unsuccessfully to get I iii itspower Stephenson testified Pess Hover became a iacmbcr of the Klan and efforts by tho Klan to ruin him were futile Stephenson added flhc efforts to frame those whose einnity the Klan had aroused was said adding that William JSimmons founder and for mer leader of the Klan and himself wcro among the victims Causes of rioting at Mer Rouge La Hcrrih III South Bend Ind and oth er places were discussed by Stpehen son though what if any Klan connec tion he ascribed was not made public A portion of thedeposition was with held until presentation at the court1 hearing set for April 9 in Pittsburgh Support of judges was obtained the i deposition dccited by the Kians prom1 ising 5000 lo a candidate in return for his promise to be guidedby the Klan The purpose of obtaining control of legislators he said was to create a situation wherein HIS HONOR PRINCE OF WALES TUMBLES FROM HORSE AGAIN Iliiwlhurn Durham 1C n p I ami April 2 rnmprling in the Welsh Riiartjs cup rncc at the brigade steeplechases today tho IrineB of Wales was thrown twice TJjr second time his horse Miss Muffet was apparently barfly hurt being unable to rise The prince apparently was not hurl and quickly scrambled to his feel hut i was some time before Miss IMuffcl her wind and pot up Wales then remounted and nxlc back tu the paddock So far as records now show the prince has a total of 2li falls In cluding todays two The list tip to and including 1021 shows 12 1025 one 192G two lif one of which he fractured his collar bone and in 1927 three in one of which he sprained his left1 wrist Thus far in 1028 he has been thrown eight times i His First Flight at 115 SACRED 1DER Chinese Vigilantes Making Prog ress in Freeing BanditTorn Provinces of Raiders TWO DOLLAR REWARD IS OFFERED FOR EARS could be passed any bill satisfactory to the Klan and from which it later could obtain financial returns Each Recruit of Strange Army Is Put Through Grilling Test Be fore Being Accepted Chunking Province China April 2 Buddhistic Broth klansman travelled all over the United States burning Catholic churches The black mask of the Klan he stud was the of ficial attire for ail nets of mob vio and feather parties and so forth Asked as to his idea of how much money had been taken in by the Klan during tho years between its organiza tion and his own severance of relations with it Stephenson replied that be tween fifty and sixty million dollars would be reasonably accurate At the peak of its activities in 1922 he said tho Klan had 315000 members in Indiana 350000 in Ohio 300000 in Pennsylvania 60000 in New Jersey and 300000 In Now York and the north eastern states Wisconsin had about 60000 members and Michigan about as many as Indiana Counsel for the Klan entered formal objection to nearly every question asked of Stcpheason who is serving a life tcr mfor the murder of Madge Ob crholtzcr Way Is the name of a new order of vigilantes in this banditravaged province that has been making such City Bureau Thomas Sloan who at 115 is perhaps the oldest man in this country took his first airplane ride the other day and seems to have enjoyed it as this picture Bhows Sloan was boni in Ireland la 1812 and came to America in 1826 Howas an athlete la his youth and hag expe rienced very little twice iu tha1 last three years he has been Injured ia automobile accidents LAY OF LAND TO BE REVEALED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES IN MICHIGAN WISCONSIN NEW YORK surplus crop and price the farmers troubles The new measure would give president power of appointment of theor communistic sympathies NINETYFOUR SURVIVORS OF STUMBLE DERBY TODAY TRAVEL ON TO TUCUMCARI Newkirk N M April 2 Wilh 10303 miles of the race behind them ninetyfour survivors In the trnnscou tinental marathon moved toward Tu cumcari today their thirtieth control a distance of 36 miles Arne Suomlncn Detroit who main the they arc considered to have Socialistic taincd the lead for scvcni days drop board subject lo confirmation by the bcmtc whereas the old bill proposed to limit selection of the board lo nom inationsput forward by the farm or ganizations This was strongly opposed by Mr Coolidge To Make Report Early this week Chairman Haugcn in Housc agriculture committee win report a companion measure to the Housc setting it in place for early action there Recalling passage of the bill last ses sion farm leaders are confident of an other victory in both branches which win put the issue up to the presi dent While Mr Coolidge has not ex pressed his views intimations have me from the White House that he would not sign any bill carrying the Continued en Pfcje two Boston harbors two of the most virulent groups of blucklistcrs screened under organisations with highsound ing names declared Mrs Bailie In California Illinois and other states I ped back into fourth place for Sun days trek from Santa 3tosa to New kirk with a timeof Soumlncn however still holds first place with an elapsed time of Ed Gard ncar Seattle negro took the lead in out thai one of the commanders of the latlcr lins offnrcd a reward of apiece for their cars Called sacred soldiers for short they arc making their authority felt in this territory of the upper Ynnglsc a thousand miles from the sea They recently surrounded and slew with swords spcars and daggers 800 looting stragglers from a wandering army of soldier brigands that had been terror izing the countryside Theyalso pro leclcd an American cargo steamer looted while she was three days and refused from being aground tor pay for it The sacred soldiers use rifles but their success in getting the upper hand over the armed brigands is attributed to their declarations that they arc di vinely appointed to their task They wear red turbans red puttees a wide red belt and a red sash across the shoulder on which Chinese characters loll their sacred name i They had no trouble getting the ri fles away from the 800 soldier brigands They broke llir wrapont up and throw them in Ihe rivnr with a declaration to their follow citizens that foreign arms hnvc been the curse of China for years Wr were better off in the days of the empire when we never saw a rifle Only fur signalling do weuse rifles Each candidate for the sacred ar my undergoes a severe lost tgujjee if there arc similar blacklist factories Sundays Jap covering the 322 miles They are alike in that none of them from Santf Rosa in His work In the open but surreptitiously elapsed time is Olllt Wan through patriotic and militarist socle1 tincw New York was second into ties which readily become their dupes In an elapsed time and circulate privately of course lists of Andrew Payne of Clarc of undesirables or doubtful speakers more Okla ran third in and organizations To what classes belong the men and women so branded They are educators professors college presi dents clergymen of all denominations advocates of peace workers for im provement in industrial and economic relations and social betterment in Continued on Face Two CALLES LEAVES MEXICO CITY Mexico City April 2 Presi dent Calles has left Mexico City with the intention of spreading Holy Week visiting various cities Dispatches from Vera Cruz said that he unexpectedly arrived there late last night and was welcomed by the authorities his heart is all right He Iff taken into a temple where he kneels before idols A sacred solrilor strikes him a heavy blow with his sword If he is not injured he Is accepted but if he is cut there is said to be something wrong with the heart the lest in re ality depending upon whether it is de sirable lo slrikc with the edge or the flat of the sword Being accepted the candidate lakes an oath and a piece of red paper on which arc written some secrets of the sacred He is then declared immune from bullet wounds and knife wounds and this the soldiers seem to believe So far as is known none of the sacred soldiers has lost his ears The captain of a foreign steamer said that some Chinese soldiers aboard his ship had four sacks of human ears for which they were seeking the reward f but they were said to have been cut from the heads of innocent farmers FRANCE MAY TAKE DAWES PLANS FOR DEBT SETTLEMENT Poincarc Government Favors Pro posals to Wipe Out Obligations of World War More Rapidly Paris April 2 that the Poincarc government is iously considering a proirased plan whereby railroad and industrial bonds turned over by Germany as guarantee of payment of the Dawes plan annuity might be commercialized so lhat Prance and other creditors of Germany may realize cash on them hns been given by Premier Poincare Speaking ak Carcassonc yesterday the premier said that with proper re gard for French security and rights lo reparations France would willingly accept when the time comes arrange ments which by marketing of the bonds will permit our recent nllics Germany and us to sctllc our dcbls more rapidly The scheme which has been under consideration for the past three years has been delayed by various difficul ties the first of which was to obtain an understanding with Germany by which her permission would be ob tained io make the bonds negotiable on flicopen market The railroad and industrial obliga tions under the Dawesplan are now in liie form of two pieces of paper whereby German railroads and in dustries are pledged for the payment of reparations Berlin April 2 Poin carc K speech at Caronssonno yesterday Is favorably received by German offi cial and diplomatic circles which re gard it as a distinct step forward OF ANCIENT CITY FLEE TO MS New Tremors Strike After Claims ing Heavy Life Toll and De stroying Property Saturday FORTY ARE DEAD AND 136 INJURED PROPERTY RUINED Thousands Are Left Homeless as Dead Are Buried Immediately in Keeping Moslem Custom Constantinople April 2 other series of earthquake shocks struck the historic city of Smyrna this morning increasing the terror of the population of whicn wasbarely recoV ering from an earthquake Saturday whichcaused heavy loss of The first today a slight one was felt at a m and this was followed by a succession of eigh shocks which sent the boldest who had re turned to their houses fleeing to the hills again Geysers Terrify The appearance of geysers in the Gulf of Smyrna added to terrlfying phenomena which had marked the preceding quake and spread further panicamong the populationwhich is camping in the fields and hills Latest reports placed the dead at forty and the injured at 136 A total of 1070 buildings have been destroyed and thedamage 000000 The population of Smyrna the streets many all fearing to reenter their homes in search of clothing Official accounts said thatat na 28houses and 10 shops were Ished and 193 mosques 86 shops four schools five factoriestwo motion picture theaters one hospital and a clock tower yesterdays quake At Karshlquaya 16 houses were stroyed arid 100 damaged Many Homeless There were several victims at ball where every housfe was In A thousand homeless persons among the debris According to lem customi they burled their dead Washington April 2 April shower of ballots that will give a better indication of whcih way the wind is blowing for those who aspire to the highest office of the land began today in Michigan and will continue tomor row in Wisconsin and New York These arc but three of eight slate presidential preference primaries and moro than u score of party conven tions listed on the months political calendar which when lorn down will add considerably to Ihc 215 Republican mid Democratic delegates Ihus far chosen to ihn Kansas City and Hous ton conventions These figures represent less than onnfifUi of the 1089 delegates votes in ihc Republican convention and less than onesixth of the 1100 in the Democratic gathering During April however delegates lo the Kansas City convention will be increased by 555 or more than half of the total conven tion vole while those bearing creden tials to Ihe Texas cily will be raised or a little loss than half Ihe total Democratic delegates Only 319 Republican delegates and 464 Democrats will remain to be select ed in May nml early June when the April primary md convention slate is dispensed with Herbert Hoover and Governor Smith of New York had no opposition facing them in the Michigan primary today Thus car the former was were killed and taken prisoners in a battle with erai troops yesterday at Palenque I The insurgents were stated to havefJ mediately Then they turned t toward Mecca and Allah waiting with Oriental tion for what might befall them as in tcrmittenttremors continued Several villages around Torbali were destroyed Five were uninhabitable and four were badly damaged In one of these villages 150 houses were razed and forty persons Injured In another eight persons were killed and 16 in jured Ten persons were killed at Baindir Three mosques and several other buildings were damaged at MJnnen hettc At Karabruno and six other places several houses were destroyed ELEVEN INSURGENTS ARE KILLED AND 3 CAPTURED IN FIGHT WITH FEDERALS Mexico City April 2 of its HO Democratic delegates all of whom are to be chosen later at party conventions Tomorrow 52 delegates equally di vided umong Democrats and Repub licans will be selected in the primaries been commanded by a widely known chieftain named El Catorce The insurgents were strongly andH RepublicaVrdisj but finally were forced to trict dnlpKales and 8G Democrats exJdraw elusive of deloKnlcKatlarRC who will Other engagementsalso were be named later in the month will be ported at Union de San Antonio and chosen in the New York primaries The Republican drlcgntion at large al ready has been designated Democrat ic delegates will be ntiniid April 17 Thut will bi all tho primarier for at thri this wrck but next Tuesday the delugr absence of usual references to Ger manys war guilt a subject on which the preihicr has spoken many times Government circles hope that the French premier will soon enlarge con cretely on a suggested conference for regulation of the war debts and repa rations and arc pleased at his empha sis on Europes economic solidarity The Bocrsc reaction to the speech was favorable REBELS KILL PKOFESSOIl Mexico City April 2 Jourblanc professor of medicine at the National university and a servant accompanying him on horseback wore both killedi apparently by bandits Sat urday evening not far from vaca on the Mexico CltyAcapuco highway state of Morelos of presidential preference ballots will be loosened again in the Illinois and Nebraska primaries Then after H respite of a couple ot weeks the down pour will strike Ohio where the death of Senator Willis IMS complicated tho political situation in both major party ranks and Pennsylvania and Massa chusetts A primary also will he held April 34 in Alaska whon two delegates to Kan sas City and six lo Houston will be chosen A tolal of 195 Republican delegates will be approved In party conventions In Kansas Kentucky Rhode Island Idaho North Carolina New Mexico Colorado Connecticut Delaware Okla homa Michigan and Arizona By the same method 120 Democratic delegates will be chosen in Mninc Utah Okla homa Washington New York Iowa Rhode Island Kansas and Porto Rico at Refugio ranch The casualties ware not stated but the insurgents weredis persed One band about was reported fleeing into Guanajuato WEATHER U nsettled tonight and Tuesday probably rain or snow In west portion colder tonight and in east portion Tuesday New fair tonight nnd Tuesday little change in tem perature vv West partly cooler in the Panhandle Tuesday fair cooler in north portion Temperatures Highest and lowest last night 42 Chicago pei T Paso KansasCifcjr Angeles Orkins New York Oklahoma City   

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