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Ogden Standard-Examiner (Newspaper) - April 3, 1929, Ogden, Utah WEATHEB UTAH Unset-. tied tonight and Thursday: colder in north portion tonight. IDAHO and unsettled to- night and Thurs- day: continued mild. Warmer Fifty-ninth 259 HOOVER TOLD OIL PROGRAM HURTS WEST'S DEVELOPMENT Text of Letter Sent By Three Governors Is Made Public flTY. UTAH. WEDNESDAY EyEHDta, APRIL A THOUGHT When' the unclean spirit Is gone out of a man, lie walkcth through dry- places; seeking and flnd- etli Matthew. Men scanning "the surface count the Wicked happy; they see not the a, bad man's LAST EDITION CONFERENCE SOUGHT Plan Injures States And Does Nation No Good, Claim DENVER, April conclusions of the conference be- tween the governors of Wyoming, Utah and Colorado held here over the week-end, on the government's oil conservancy policy are em- bodied in a letter to President Hoover, signed by the three state executives, released to the press. The governors "respectfully but in great earnestness urge upon" President Hoover that "whole- hearted co-operation between the several states and the United Status" on the matter of public lanfls policies is to be desired and suggest that changes in these policies should not be made with- out conference and consultation. "In approaching the problem of conservation of the oil resources of the nation we have carefully re- viewed the facts and come to the definite conclusion that the new policies as applied to public lands under order No. 338 of the secre- tary of'the interior will have little or-.no effect -upon the problem of conservation or over-production, but Trill have a disastrous effect upon the development and progress of the oil producing land the letter asserts. NO OVER-PROIUJCTIOX. The governors reached the con- clusion that there Is "no overpro- duction of oil in the Rocky Moun- tain that there is "no waste of oil in the Rocky Moun- tain and that "the inter- ests of the Rocky Mountain states will-.be seriously by the oil; conservancy policy. The letter is signed by Gover- "of --'Colorado, Governor Frank C. Emerson, of Wyoming and. Governor. George H. of Utah. ____ TEXT OF EETTER. of the letter to Presi- dent Hoover follows: Denver, .Colorado, March 30, 1920. "Honorable Herbert Hoover, president of the United States, D. C. "Dear Mr. President: "The governors of the states of Colorado, Utah and -Wyoming as- sembled in Denver, Colorado, on March 30. 1529, for the purpose of discussing the situation created by the announced policies of the president relating to exploration of the public lands for the production of oil. The governor .of Montana wished to attend the conference but was unable to arrange his plans to meet at the time selected. The governor of New Mexico ad- vised that ho was satisfied with the announced policies of the. ad- ministration and was not interested in attendance at the conference. These five public land states. are those-most interested- Ini the oil resources of the Rocky Mountain "w'-OPERATION FAVOKED. "Following a thorough of -the entire subject, the three governors attending the conference very respectfully, but in great earnestness, urge upon you, as president of the United States that much good can. come through whole-hearted co-operation be- twceen tho several states and the United States, in the formulation of any policies concerning the pub- lic lands. Wo feel that changes of policy, or proposed new Policies vitally affecting the welfare of the individual states, should not be made without conference and con- notation with those charged with the duty of protecting and ad- vancing the interests of their people. We have, an earnest de- sire to be helpful and w 1 gladly give our aid to. any policy that may be soundly based upon the good of the nation, if the benefits conferred outweigh any detrimen- tal effect upon the states con- cerned. Upon the other hand, we believe we .will be Justified m ex- pressing opposition to a policy that would seem to cause material in- jury, to our states without ade- quately contributing to the solution of a national problem. F RENEWED. "In approaching tho problem of the conservation of the oil re- sorces of the nation, we have care- fully reviewed the facts, and we have come to the definite con- clusion that tho new policies as applied to tho public lands under order No. S3S of the secretary of The interior, will have little or no effect upon the problem of con- servation or over-production but win disastrous effect upon tho development and progress of the oil. producing public land states. "That the principal reasons for these conclusions upon our part wav be presented to you, we are Pleased to submit for your con- sideration the .following informa- tion which seems to us authentic and pertinent to the subject. "1 There is no over-production ot oil in the Rocky Mountain states. (A) Ready market in areas nat- urally supplied by these states 'Is found for all production, a (B) Trend' in production is downward, and amount of crude Big Bill Is Big Boss In Windy City April The forces of Mayor "Big BUI" Thompson won nine out of tho eleven aldermnnic positions dccJded by voters yesterday and thereby retained a firm grip on tho city council for the next two years. Tho victory In tho February 20 election, coupled with that of yesterday, gives tho mayor- ana supporters on his "Ameri- ca first" platform 36 out of the 50 votes iu the city council, two more than are required to pass appropriation ordinances. The voto was light and the election was 0110 of tho most mild-mannered In years. The only violence reported to police was tho slugging of Policeman William Hankc, investigator for the state's attorney's office, who tried to disperse a crowd ot loiterers near a polling place. INQUEST JURY FINDS DEPUTY KILLED WOMAN UNNECESSARILY Law Enforcers Didn't Obey Law, I lliriois Hearing Discloses HUSBAND IS WITNESS Son Says Mother Was Telephone When Shot To Death STEINS RAISED IN TOASTS TO WETJflCTORIES Wisconsin Voters Instruct Their Legislature To Repeal State Law By WILLARD K. SMITH United Press Staff Correspondent MILWAUKEE, Wis., April by a tremendous ma- jority In this once famous city of wrewers, the "wets" of Wisconsin today had succeeded in rolling up a ruling vote of "yes" on two anti-prohibition proposals. In 1S10 of the state's 2771 pre- cincts, the people voted 211 126 to in favor of repealing the state prohibition laws and in 13o7 precincts they cast 19S.S42 votes in favor of legalizing per cent beer ajjtLJ. against By W. SULLIVAN United Press Staff Correspondent GENEVA, 111., April Accused by a. coroner's jury of kill- ing Mrs. Lillian De King "unneces- sarily" in a dry raid on her home in Aurora, Deputy Sherif: Roy Smith Jaced manslaughter charges today. Eugene Boyd Falrchild, on whose word that he boufi-ht liquor from Mrs. De King a search warrant was issued for. the fatal raid, also faced possible perjury charges. The jury ;ld that his affidavit was false. Coroner Herman J. VIerke pre- pared a warrant today for Smith, who is recovering in Elgin of a wound inflicted by Gerald De King, 12-year-old son of Mrs.'De King, after .the raider had killed the boy's mother. MANY WITNESSES Deposition of Falrchild's case awaited results of a conference be- tween State's Attorney George D. Carbary and Assistant Attorney General Charles Hadley, 'an. ob- server at the inquest for the state. The coroner's jury verdict was an anti-climax to one of tho most ex- citing days in Geneva's history. Every witness to the shooting ir tho De King home the night of March 25 was permitted to .tell his story, the recital being punctuated by laughter and cheering from 30( spectators who crowded the council chambers of'the city hall. Repudiating his first story -that he had bought a-.pint of moon- shine from.Mrs.-De King, -Fairchild admitted a -friend, Philip .Johnson actually: had obtained; the liquor whHbihe jfcad'-remained approximately five to.one in favor of both proposals. Thus the Inhabitants of Mil- waukee and the industrial cities clown the !ake shore between here and Chicago were raising their empty steins-today In a toast to the abolition of all bans on their be- loved, beer. The state dry law remains on the books but the vote means that.the people have asked the legislature to remove it. The legislature had asked the advice of the voters and now is bound to comply with the popular vote. Wet majorities wero piled up early in the cities. Rural sections and villages increased their dry vote -over that registered in the beer referendum'of 1026, but more than ever before turned out to the polls in many communl- JURUCQUITC EUGENEGROVER Railroad Man Escapes Penalty For Slaying Home Breaker (Continued 011 JPass Two.) SALT LAKE, April Eugene Grover, former railroad brakeman, charged with the slay- inc of F. W. Wickers, was acquit- ted by a jury in district court hero today. The jury, instructed by the court to bring in any one of six verdicts ranging from ac- quittal to first degree murder, de- liberated 11 hours before returning the not guilty finding. 'Grover was charged with first degree murder following1-'the slay- ing of Wickers iti a. downtown, hotel here December 28. Grover charged Wickers with .creaking up his hom'e and carrying on a clan- destine affair with Mrs. -Grover.. The case went into the jurors' hands at noon yesterday, and failed to reach a verdict at o'clock last night they were locked up un- til deliberations began again this morning- During the trial, Mrs. Grover took the stand in her husband's de- fense and testified to her relation- ship with Wickers. -----------H----------- SALT LAKE LOOKS FOR COUNTERFEITERS SALT LAKE CITY, April agents, aided by po- lice and county authorities, are searching for a counterfeiting gang reported to be "raising" bills to and ?20 denominations, one of the spurious bills coming to the attention of police early today. Police questioned a woman whc last night proffered a bill which had been tampered with for some purchases at a newsstand. CITY RE-ELECTS TWO ACCUSED MEN LEADVILLE. Colo., April R. J. McDonald and Alderman William E. bojth oC whom must face trial in federal court on charges of conspiracy to violate the prohibition were re-elected to their posts in the mu- nicipal election .here Tuesday. Johnson .icmu the said'-hei'-couldttt.re- call whom -he bought the liquor from, but-was certain' it was .not Plane Forced Down In Cannibal Pygmy Land CTDNEY, N. S. W., April of tlie missing Southern 0 Cross- aviators today hoped for a, fortunate circumstance to over- come the. otherwise -almost.certain hopelessness of their plight Onlv extreme good fortune, most thought, could culminate In the CharlesKingsford-SmithKTiis.pilot, Charles- T TJlm and 'the two' them who Sunday flashed a mysteri- ous message to- the -world' 'and disappeared Bomewhere east, of ended with to charactenstic "cheerio" they, Jailing motors on their plane and a heavy rainstorm which 'obscured- me., ground from their yiew They their position as "about 100 miles east- of then sank 'into the-vastnesa of the Australian by wild, uncivi- lized of them cannibalistic, pygmies. Two aeroplanes were employed in flights over the country Where the missing men may have landed, while a river launch wa? In route to Drysdale. mission station. Native runners were dispatched into the Interior for such information as they might gain The principal hope lay in the men's-having been able to reach isolated stations .where they might have found succor. Prohibition Bureau 'o Point Out Where Dry Law Is Ignored Commissioner Doran to' Use Additional Enforcement Funds to Show "Present Conditions; He Believes Long Fight For Observance. of Volstead Act Is About Won. April of Prohibi- W tion Doran announced for utiliz- ing additional funds for the enforcemepjof prohibition laws o -nritorA Dublic a complete were neafing point outHne of the dry situation. public a complete "The bureau "will-endeavor to show, exactly what are the present Dorai said. "In states where there is no local co-operation, where officials are lake warm or where public sentiment is adverse to the enforcement of the law, these facts'will-be shown. k- If there is hearty C9-operation between local and 1 :ies and if convictions are frequent in in all courts, .that xl JLJ .JLJiOA.U. Joseph De-King, .husband of the slain woman and, himself. clubbed by Smith, retold-the- the nigh't.' He said he ordered the raiders from his home when thej appeared the first time.earlier, in the.evening and was repeating the order when he was clubbed ftom the rear by Smith, who joined .the raiding squad on the second visit Gerald Ds King, who.shot, Smitn with one of his father's revolvers when he saw his mother fall deao. told in boyish language about th ecause of the.necessity of repairing bridges which were burn- d by a small band of federals who managed. to skirt the rebels while the battle was in progress: at Jimenez. (By'Tho-'Assoclatcd Press.) Trapped within, the city of Jim- enez, rebel' troops- under General Escobar today. Were reported, des- perately seeking a way of retreat to the north'-while powerful federal forces 'steadily closed In on them. Bridges leading out of Jimenez were burned by the federals sev- eral days ago and a retreat by rail appeared almost Impossible; feder- al planes bombed the rebels inces- santly. Definite and .clearcut victory in, the two days of violent fighting- for possession of Jimenez was claimed by the-government which has hopes that the- federal victory presages the collapse of the rebel movement in Chihuahua.. XOSSES REPORTED General Calles, reporting tho "vic- tory, said that "extermination" of the rebels was only a question of hours. Rebel losses haye been placed at about ,600.; .the federal losses have not been announced, although Gen- eral Ortiz, commander of the feder- al, cavalry, is known to have lost 2 5 dead in a battle with 13 O'O. rebels sought to cut a. _ttr' 1-' Lion o-r.. handling of lacll- can'; well take the- form bf .cor- N. T., Eugene Leonard, -his -Lavina, and his. son, 4, -.'were burned .-to. death'- .today'. .when'.- .destroyed- their home- at .Chila .'Station, near here.. -The' mother, '.Mrs. r'd; 35, and .Cleta, a 12-year-old were' seriously injured when- they jumped' from .'an, upper floor. DEES A HERO .-'was barn when the fire; -'of which was1, rushed to'the first floor .ablazer .and; her daughter-junHled- before .-they: could' be :which a neighbor-had-erected.'4.-'; Deaplte warnings porations created- by" these associa- tions and Downed; 'and managed- by them, and: -with capital -from the board, under, such restrictions as the board :shbuld: be authorized to apply.- "Of these restrictions, it would seem to me desir'ableVto insist that no operations should' be supported which -would .stimulate increased production, because by adding to a surplus we would defeat all reliefi" PRESIDENT ACCEPTS CLUB WORK OFFICE CHICAGO, April President Hoover 'has accepted the honorary, chairmanship of na- tional committee- on boys'- and girls club work, which directs, the-, or- ganized agricultural activities of 4-H. clubs. He '.announced his ac- ceptance in a, letter received .today 'by Thomas -E. Wilson, Chicago and. functioning chairman of '.the committee. "The- work. of the 4-H clubs, is President Hoover wrote. "It about a more: economic production of al' agricultural is improv ing rural .'home's; it is-developins rural leadership, moulding charac ter and building citizenship. "Therefore; I accept with pleas ure the honorary chairmanship o the' nationar.committee- on boys and girls'- club has. f fl- its .-purpose the extension .of th membership- of- -the. tha additional of boys an shares; said, were; sol -iii. Los -Angeles..-; Mexican -rebels-are .payinj aylatbrs: leas at t'o'.the wars .i- "Lbms'ky- sa'ys'h -'has made- years-andV saved It, Federals Punish Rebel Forces In Trap At Jiminez BEAT OFF REBELS IN BATTLEf NAGO ndian Cavalry Fights- In Pioneer Style But Fire Is Too Heavy NACO, Mexico, April 3. forces success- fully repulsed the initial assault on this, city today. After two hours of bitter fight- ng'.in which casualties appeared to be high among the .attackers, the nsurgent cavalry withdrew to a. safe distance' from the. entrench- ments. The rebels', mostly ''Yaqul-.-.'.and Mayo Indians, came to-'.-within a 'ew hundreds yards, of thie-TTederal ines' surrounding- Naco before-'they were 'driven.. .back, the-; intense rlfle-Vand machine" gun.1 fire: Approximately--.10 Q6 were in'the-'attacking party. '.Many-were observed'' to- although an -ac- curate.; check of the dead was im- possible. Federal' headquarters vised that federal "casualties were al- iho'ugh unchecked. No.bullets.crossed to the Amer- ican side. of. the line.'' This correspondent witnessed the clash "from a "roof top within the :ederaT entrenchments. The' charged fast at the entrenchments. Rebel horses crumpled to the ground as they were struck by. the withering' rifle and' machine gun fire." The rebel ijlc cavalry, composed mostly of Yaqui arid Mayo Indians, fought in the approved Indian style. They circled the federal trenches in ever- narrowing. circles. With the rebel and federal force: less than 1000 yards- apart, the battle became one of Intense rifle RITESIRSDAY Will Be Held Three O'Clock In Masonic Temple Funeral services. for. Judge James N.. KimbaU'will be.-held at 3 o'clock'Friday, afternoon In the Masonic-temple under-the auspices; of -Weber lodge No, 6. 'Free and Accepted Masons, with Royal J. Douglas acting .as worshipful; mas-. ter. The address-will be given, by Rev. JV W. 'Hyslpp .of the Church of the Good Shepherd.-The. body may .be viewed in the Kirken- dall-Darling iriortuary afternoon and also on. Friday morning.-until 12 o'clock.- The body may then be-viewed In the'Masonic temple' from In- terment wfll" be made in the Moun- tain" ,_- The'following have .been select- ed Judge Tillman' D. Johnson, Parley L. gap .through' his ranks. The', rebel" version' of the ba-ttle was'. lacking, telegraph lines to the north of Jimenez were inter- rupted. "j-estefd'ay." afternoon reported' the capture of 1000 federals "and the de- of were sta- tioned. ;-4n--- their 'trenches awaiting the assault. The rebels appeared -to .greatly outhumbeivthe defenders. Observ- ers estimated the advancing troops numbered -more than 1000. 1 WOMAN' FOUND SHOT: IN MOTOR CAR COLUMBUS.: Ohio. April'.- -Welsh, -oudltor of Mirilng': cbinp.'uiy here, and Eleanor -.'Porter, stenographer'ln. the offices, were. found 'shot an.au-. -tompblie. near 'New Albany; of believe' 'JWelshishotitherslrlithen turned the through .the head was "snOt autombblla HPho 'TWfl." by: bullets. 'middle! of .The mar ;the 3 K) ups, .'disposing of Narcotics. V.-VThe ..--.r---. ofnylolatlnff--t Harrison jiarcotic filed jst" Jones by a federal aarcotlc
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