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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - May 20, 1923, Galveston, Texas Subscribers edition this paper has been delivered to a subscriber in the City of Galveston. Subscribers edition this paper has been delivered to a subscriber in the City of Galveston. 82d 40. Galveston. Texas. Sunday. May 20. Two pages Texas oldest established 1842. Davidson in favor of sloshing appropriations baptists take Strong stand against dancing l c. C. Denies latter Road s i new York is scored for re Effort to secure in i pealing its enforce trance at Gulf. Trunk line Railroad would have brought increased shipping to Ort. Special to the news. Washington May of the International great Northern Railroad by the Frisco systems Pur Chase of the former s capital Stock. Was disapproved by the interstate Commerce commission today holding that the transaction would not be in the Public interest. The Frisco s application was filed with the com Mission late last year shortly after reorganization of the two companies had been effected and Drew both approval and opposition from Many quarters in Texas. A great number of commercial and shippers organizations in the Texas territory traversed by the railroads filed resolutions in support of consolidation. Others notably Palestine made known its vigorous opposition to the Deal expressing fear that it would be relieved of the general offices of the International and its machine shops Over which there has been considerable litigation. The state of Texas through the attorney general s department recommended to the commission that in event the application was granted it be conditioned that it was not to create consolidation of the two companies. One of the chief protests filed with the commission was by the Missouri Pacific interests represent ing that the International had been constructed to form a continuous line from the St. Louis Gateway to Houston. Laredo and Gulf ports in connection with the Missouri Pacific and the Texas Pacific and that for forty years the International had been used As n. Through route. Out of this constant use. The intervener contended there had been created a Channel of Trade in Competition with the Frisco and with Shorter mileage both to san Antonio and Houston. Importance of the proposed acquisition by the Frisco is revealed in the fact that it has no outlet to the Gulf of Mexico and does not reach Houston. Galveston and san Antonio. To was shown that the transaction would have Given the Frisco Entrance into these Commer Cial centers an outlet to the Gulf at Galveston and a connection with Railroad systems of Mexico at la redo through its operations cover ing Texas and surrounding states and portions of the Southwest. Another order by the commission granted authority for the Santa be to acquire control of the Dodge City it Cimarron Valley Railroad of southwestern Kansas by lease. The extends from Dodge City to Pikhart. N distance of 120 Miles and a Branch line of fifty four Miles thus bringing a new Section in touch with the Gulf at Galveston. Ment code. Next meet flt Stlot change in Laws relating to exclusion of chinese recommended. By associated press. Kansas City to. May Southern Baptist convention in ses Sion Here today selected Atlanta a. As the place for the convention next year endorsed the establish ment of a Seminary for negroes in Nashville tenn., and approved plans for the erection of a hos Pital in new Orleans la. dances were characterized As disgusting exhibitions mob violence whether by persons masked or unmasked was declared to trample in the dust every human and prohibition Laws were endorsed in a report of the so Cial service commission adopted to night by the convention. On the question of dancing the report said in part the Ever present and Ever inso Lent dance evil continues the lat est form of nauseating excess which this destroyer of uie modesty and morals of manhood and womanhood has gone is the disgusting exhibitions popularly known As Mara Thon such exhibitions serve to show in a new Light the incurable evil of an indulgence which in its very nature is fleshly and sinful. Our. Pastors ought everywhere to speak in the most emphatic terms concerning such the recent action of new took in repealing its enforcement code is a. Disgrace to that state and an insult to the Federal the re incoming and retiring officials continued on Page 3, column 1. The weather. For Galveston and sunday unsettled with scattered showers Little change in temperature. For partly i Loudy to Cloudy scattered showers. Monday generally fair for West and monday generally fair. For and monday partly Cloudy to Cloudy probably scattered showers. Winds on Texas ate southerly. Joking grandpa. Grandpa was Little the Fellers would play jokes on people he said they d stretch a string Over the sidewalk to Knock the hat off a e head. Or maybe they d take old Penny and heat it real sly Elln hot an put it. Where people would fee it an nil make a run for the spot. Think it of Callin that Jolln a string to Knock off a Man s hat hot pennies an to the doorbells and silly or Jokin like that by once to sawed Uncle will s chair legs an when he sat Down with it squeak he went Leht to bed in a hurry an did t get up for a week. There was the giant fire crackers we put in the bucket of Coal. So where the stood when they burned pm was Only n smell and a Hole an one time we ragged Little Horace How a Indian plays. An locked him up tight in the Garret an Momchow for Irot him three Days poor Ujj Randyn Callon that joklnc1 Tho Way that the Tuffy Boya do an bet if Ever they Raught pm at such tricks they Larru Ped pm too Harry Lee Marriner. I m going to Start in by giving Galveston a clean beach1 front and then Well work right on through the must this was the statement last night of Henry Wisrodt new chief of police who will take charge tomorrow when asked concerning the policy of his department when he assumes control. My men Are going to hit the Ball and rid Galveston of All und Esir or. Wisrodt declared. Well Start at the Beach front so that Gal convention will be held at Galvez june 15 and 16. I the Texas retail dry goods association will meet in Galveston june 15 and is at hotel Galvez for a two Day session when approximately 200 representatives of the largest dry goods establishments in the state will be in attendance. This announcement was made by h. A. Eiband of Eiband s. Executive chair Man of the annual meeting. The convention was originally scheduled for june 12 13. But because of the convention of the Texas pharmaceutical association at the hotel was deferred. Or. Eiband will be assisted by the following local committee Clark w. Thompson president of the Clark w. Thompson company Rob Ert i. Cohen or. And Robert i. Co Hen or. Of Robert i. Cohen a Henry Block and Louis Paskowitz of Dav Idson dry goods company. Matters pertaining to the dry goods Trade will be threshed out. Or. Eiband said. The meeting will be especially noteworthy this year in that addresses will be Given by Lew Hahn managing director of the National retail dry goods association and by Grandison a. Bar num merchandise manager of d. H. Holmes co. Of new Orleans both Well known in National dry goods Circle. An attractive program is being prepared. The Texas retail dry goods association was first organized in Galveston june 17.1920. And held its first annual convention in Dallas nov. 10 and 11, 1920. Its second and third meetings were held in Houston and subsequently. Officers of the association in clude Arthur l. Kramer president of a. Harris co., Dallas presi Dent s. Hirschberg Goldstein Migel company first vice president Waco r. M. Key h. Brevard company. San Marcos second vice president George s. Cohen Foley Brothers dry goods company. Houston treasurer John l. Peeler. Masonic tem ple Austin general counsel. Directors include h. C. Meacham. Fort Worth Arthur l. Kramer. Dallas j. W. Scarborough. Austin w. F. Graham Beaumont h. A. Al band Galveston Ralph Provine Parin j. E. Reguls Del Rio b. A. Fain. Brownwood Herman Coker. Marshall h. M. Russell Pilot Point Lewis m. Smyth. Us Wilde h. H. Lan Darr. Dallas. One year term s. Hirschberg. J. H. Merritt Mckinney Gilbert. Lang. San Antonio Gcorge k. Cohen. Houston Abe Marks Sherman r. M. Key san in rep mrs. L. Tick non fort Worth p. V. Allen. Ennab a l. Milter. Orange j. L. Buss Yoa Kum f. C. Woodward. Santa Anna. The executive committee includes Arthur l. Kramer. Enl Man r. M. Key and George s. Cohen. Up at the pm Hall. Photo by Maurer. City officials retiring and incoming were lined up after thursday s meeting at the City Hall and photographed. Bottom Row. Left to right a. P. Norman fire and police commissioner r. P. Williamson commissioner of waterworks and sewerage i. L. Mccarthy commissioner of finance and Revenue Baylis b. Harriss. Mayor president Charles a. Keenan re tiring mayor president and de m. Owens commissioner of streets and Public property. Top Row. Eft to right w. B. Evers. Fire marshal Henry o Dell recorder of the corporation court George e. . Re timing commissioner of waterworks and sewerage j. A. Johnstone City building inspector c. A. Holt or. City Robert i. Cohen jr., City treasurer Warren Jones Harbor master John d. Kelley. City Secretary John h. Gernand retiring commissioner of streets and Public property and w. L. Willard City tax assessor and collector undesirables must to is statement of police head cleanup to begin at once Blind houses or. Emphatically that he was going to eliminate them. New appointees expected to assume duties to Morrow. Estonians and visitors will not have some of them will be closed. Opera my. Policy will be to give Galves ton a clean the new chief de a Claret know most u daily once hours at the Ables and my men will be Given in sections to rid the City of them Hau from o clock until or. Wisrodt declared that clock each he announced i yesterday. Or. anxious mayor Baylis e. Harriss will Mairi the City tigers bootlegging activities policy shops and gambling Dens must go j to have anyone cal1 on him hours and he will be pleased them a on City at the new regime. We Are going after the Bawdy houses later he asserted and to rub elbows with procurers and others of that class us they have been do. There Are a pretty Good sized Bunch of undesirables Tion in residential districts or in hotels will not be the new police chief indicated to fairs. It is expected that All new appointees who have been duly elected by the incoming Board of City com missioners will assume their duties in town at the present time and we he paid infest the Beach front particularly would be one of the first that the activities of procurers who tomorrow. Several Heads of depart Are going to swoop Down on them things cleaned up under his admin 1 asked what his department would is ration. Do with Bawdy houses Blind tigers we will not tolerate them in Al Bootleg Gers. Policy shops and Gam i he reiterated. Mainland residents see pure food show Success delights and club Heads with an attendance for the week of approximately . Galveston s first annual pure food show and Industrial exhibition conducted at Twenty fourth Street and Avenue c by the Galveston advertising club was brought to a close last night yesterday was Mainland Dur ing Large number of visitors from the Mainland were shown exhibits of Galveston manufactured food products. Winners in the baby show yesterday afternoon were Charles Omar Hart 3827 Avenue 9 months old. First prize for boys r. Z. Lowe jr., 3615 Avenue a 3 years old. Second prize for boys Jeanne Dozier 3209 Avenue r. 13 months old. Prize for girls and Jeanne Elma. John. 3320 Avenue a 25, months old. Second prize. Seventy five babies were enrolled in the contest and the winners were chosen by voting each woman pres ent casting a ballot at last night a. Musical pro e filled at the next meeting of the from Oard. When Complete slates will be display to annual pure food show and Indus trial exposition which we Are cer Tain to stage next year. The show next year will be a far greater exhibition from every the Galveston advertising club will hold a Jubilee luncheon at hotel Galvez tomorrow at o clock and All Galveston business men Are urged to attend. Prominent speak ers will be heard and a delegation of six from the Houston advertising club will be present. Houston rivals Reno with More than 200 divorces in one Day special to the Houston. Tex. May j. P. Harvey of the Eightieth District court is believed to have exceeded his own record of 175 divorces Gram under the direction of h. H. Granted in half a Day when today Levy was conducted with a Large 209 unhappy married folks appeared attendance present. The exhibition was brought to a close with a dance beginning at 9 and ending at 11 j o clock. J the first annual pure food show and Industrial exposition has been a Success far beyond All expectations of the Galveston advertising stated g. B. Clarke president of the club last night. The splendid co operation of the press and Public during the week just closed practically assures the repetition of the exhibition another year and on a much in Ger scale. Similar shows have been held in All of the principal cities of the country with Success. The show inv Oracle comment the state. It Marks has attracted from All Over a new link in the co operative spirit of Galveston ans and Lins been a real get together Between manufacturer and consumer. As an advertising medium it has been of great Bene fit. I feel Safe in saying that there is not a member of the finl Mcston advertising club who in not look ing Forward keenly to the second before him and obtained decrees. Many of those divorced during the Day walked directly into the of fice of county clerk Townsend to apply for licenses to marry again. Before his office had closed for the Day or. Townsend had issued forty five licenses. This came near rival ing the record for his office. Last Christmas eve fifty licenses Scro granted her in one Das. The courtroom was crowded As it has Seldom been for it was the first divorce Clay which judge Harvey has held in some time. The decrees were granted during some periods at the rate of one every forty seconds. Edith wilmans of Dallas the first and Only woman member of the Texas legislature dropped into the courtroom and watched the procedure. Car of potatoes so Topi cd from pm mail to the no non. Tex., Juny 19. The first ear of this Benson s crop of Irish to to toe was loaded and shipped to in Lens yesterday aft Martin local buyer. Ments Are yet to be appointed but it is believed that these offices will be b nominated. Several of the new beads the City Hall and gone Over the duties or. Their new offices preparatory to taking then Over monday. Many the new appointees have already qualified with the City Secretary and Bonds to the amount of have been filed with the Secretary the american indemnity company is the surety of Wal Willard recently elected City tax collector and assessor. Mart h. Royston had As his Bonds men j. A. Pearce and . I Arnold. The Bondsmen for Henry Wisrodt. Chief of John Sealy and s. J. Levy. Sureties for Richard h. Westerlage chief of the fire depart ment Are de Mccarthy and John Sealy. Or. A o. Sappington City health physician has As his Bondsmen Rob Ert 1. Cohen sr., n. Ballich w. N. Fritter and John l. Darrouzet. W. B. Evers who retains his Posi Tion As City fire marshal has As Liis Bondsmen Sam a Levy and a Goerlich. The Bondsmen for j. E. Johnstone City building inspector Are Jim col-1 Lier and e. A. Cordray. Others Are expected to qualify to or. Harriss expressed satisfaction with the co operation which he is receiving from the citizenship at Large and Hopes with this Loyal sup port to achieve much to the Prog Ress and development of the City he said. Confederate. Of tears old Dies at Gonzales special to the news. Gonzales. Tex., May Kimble Wood. 96 years old. Died at his Home Here at 3 o clock this morning. He is survived by Sens. Jim Wood of Gonzales. Lucious Wood of Runnels Tex., and four daughters and Dula Wood and mrs. R. C. Botts and mrs. W. B. Jackson nil of Gonzales. He was a half brother of the late judge Denman of san Antonio. Convention 10 hold first Assembly tomorrow morning. With a Large number of visiting delegates already registered at hotel Galvez and others due to arrive on All trains today the joint Conven Tion of the. Men s and the retail clothiers association of Texas will to go into Active session tomorrow morning. A. M. Waldrop of president of the state retail clothiers association will arrive tonight for the opening session. It is expected that 300 delegates from All Over the state will be in attendance during the three Day convention. The retail clothing business from advertising and win salesmanship and other aspects will be gone Over thoroughly by the clothiers and speakers of prominence from within and without the state will be heard. Fred Voiland of Topeka kan., National president of the retail clothiers association a recognized authority on retail merchandising. Will be one of the principal speakers. The retail. Clothiers association is composed of retail clothing Deal ers from All parts of the state while the men s apparel club contains in its membership the travelling who offer goods to these retailers. Both Are. Connected with National organizations. Prominent speakers. Other speakers will be Max David son president of the Oklahoma re Tail clothiers association who will address the salesmen tuesday morn ing at o clock. F. Whitney of Boston. National president of the apparel club and known As a Force Ful speaker will make talks during the convention As will Aiso r. A. Holmes first vice president of the Crofut a Tina up co. One of the old est manufacturers of i Ine hats in America. He is also vice president of Dobbs York and presi Dent of the p Elham Sun publishing company publishers of a. Suburban newspaper and editor of the hat Man one of the oldest House organs in the country with worldwide circulation. He is advertising manager of the Crofut Knapp co. And Dobbs co. His talk will be common sense in an address on textile manufacturing in Texas and the co relation of the producer and retailer there will be delivered by judge George m. Thurmond of Del Rio. A number of other interesting talks will be made by various National authorities on matters relating to the retail business. The convention will open Tomor urges Quick action by legislature in finishing its work by associated press. Austin Tex., May of appropriations made by the legislature approximately and enactment of an income tax Law was proposed by lieutenant governor t. To. Davidson As a Means of meeting a prospective state deficiency of during the next two years in a statement issued tonight. To enact Many More Revenue measures would be Detri mental to Texas industries the lieutenant governor said. The following reductions in appropriations were proposed general educational Bill Rural Aid Emer gency school Aid reclamation and flood control and departmental appropriations the latter could be accomplished Davidson said by the governor trimming Down travelling expenses and other miscellaneous appropriations to state departments. Davidson estimated that an income tax would bring in annually and other Revenue measures already passed the Senate president urged speedy action by the present legislature to prevent an extended session. Colquitt says responsibility of keeping appropriations in existing revenues up to be special to the no we. Dallas Tex. May that governor Neff ought to bring appropriations within existing reve Nues by the free use of the veto Power former governor o. B. Col Quitt has Given out a. Statement in which he declares that the present legislature has appropriated to higher education alone More than was appropriated for All state Pur poses in the first two years of his administration and that there is available to the free schools without help from the general Revenue and without further tax legislation More Money per capita than . The text. Of. The statement follows the governor can trim approx Ria As to bring them within the Revenue. And Means of arriving at what the Revenue will be under sex is available to. Him. He has the Power to veto any part or All of. Any appropriation Bill if the amounts Are excessive or for any other reason. In 1895 Culberson vetoed the entire appropriation be cause it exceeded what he believed was sufficient and As finally passed for the two years of 1895 and 1896. Rates were then fixed by the. Legislature and the democratic. Governor and legislature had As critic a. Very aggressive populist party which made them slow to make extravagant appropriations. The Austin dispatches. Say the appropriations As passed carry a to Tal for the higher institutions of learning of for the two years beginning sept. 1, 1923. This is More than the thirty second legislature appropriated for the first two years of my administration sept. 1, 1911. To aug. 31, 1913. For All purposes. During the a. The thirty third Legisla Ture covering Rny second term vast appropriations were made and i toed Over of them aria yet. I believe the state affairs were efficiently Inopportune to increase head Burden of taxation a. A Home vice president of the National Bank yesterday Cei Ved a Telegram from a , president of the Austin Clearing House association suggesting the in advisability of increasing the Al ready heavy Burden of taxation in Texas and urging the Bank to make similar representations to other Banks in this state senatorial Dis said he would communicate with the other Hank s. Following is tiie. Telegram received from or. Wroe the legislature has appropriated this exceeds any other previous appropriation by More than this also exceeds the available Revenue by More. The legislature is confronted with two alternatives either re Duce the appropriation or increase taxes. We deem it Inopportune at. This time to increase the already heavy Burden of taxation. It appears. Important that senators and representatives be advised of the. Views of the business men. And Tai payers in their respective districts. Will you. Undertake to get in communication with business men arid taxpayers in. Your senatorial District with a View of having them com continued on Page 10, column 2. He was a member of the masonic Lodge for a great Many years. He was one of the okie St Confederate veterans Here. He was born in Randolph county North Carolina april 1s27. Came to Texas in 1s52, two Row morning at hotel Galvez at and o clock with the registration ets county of do Legates and the distribution of i. Misses Bodecs at h o clock the first ses Sion will be opened with a. M. Wald Rop of Bryan presiding. Mayor to in pc speech. After the opening prayer by mgr. Tames m. Kirwin v. G., mayor Bay Lis e. Harriss will deliver the address of Welcome which will be responded to by Waldrop. The remainder of the Day will be Given Over to the rending of reports and on various Dur ind to Fjon Zales county in 1ss4. Funeral services will be conducted at the family residence at 4 o clock tomorrow afternoon. Rev. W. N. Carl pastor of the first methodist Church conducting the i services after which interment i i be made in the masonic cemetery. In the afternoon the women or the party will be Puesan at a card party Given by the men s a Parr club. The entertainment feature s out lined for the convention embrace a wide Field run sin from a Noat ride around the liar or tendered by commercial association to several banquets and dances. Dur continued on Page 4. Column 5. Graduated Levy hanging from to proposed in Bill. By associated press. Austin Tex. May Bald win Bill proposing an occupation tax on moving picture establishments Heaters and other amusement houses was reported favourably by the House Revenue and taxation com Mittee late today. The Bill proposes a graduated tax ranging from to annually according to size of town. Three other measures by Baldwin seeking to tax circuses travelling shows and carnivals were considered but not acted upon and were set for Public hearing next. Tuesday As was the Coffee Bill proposing a 6 per cent tax on Gross Oil production. Representative Baldwin announced monday he will introduce another Bill levying a tax on soft drink dealers. Neither tie Louse nor Senate were in session this afternoon. The House convened for a Short time this morn ing to permit introduction of Bills and routine business. The reclamation and flood control appropriation was brought up again when representatives Price and Bonham today introduced a Bill pro posing to repeal the reclamation Bill. The new Bill would appropriate annually to the water Board for this work and 000 and to the reclamation department for the next two years. Measure virtually same As Bill passed by Senate last session. By associated press. Austin Tex. May regarding the Dinkle income tax Bill were ironed out and the Bill won. Its first Victory when it was re ported favourably by. The House Rev Enue committee today. The Bill was sent to the Printer and will be ready for consideration next monday morn ing. Members of the lower Branch. Stated tonight an Effort will be to push the Bill to final passage in the House Early next week. It also is generally believed the Bill will. Meet with Success in the Senate iut that it is practically the identical measure passed by the upper House during the last session. All persons and corporations subject to the Federal income tax will be subject to a tax under the Dinkla Bill. State and Valorme tax is made a deduction under the Bill As is the1 intangible tax. Gross receipts taxes Are made in an item of expense Only. The tax scale under the Bill f Ovi lows up to 2 per cent 000. 3 per cent 4 per cent i 5 per cent 8 i of it up to 10-per cent and Over 12 per cent. Exert up Tiona Are made for incomes of single persons up to and for married persons. It was reported today that representative Pope will make an Effort to Amend the Bill similar to that passed by the House in the last so Sion test suit of tax be instituted by associated press. Austin Tex., May test suit of the newly enacted Cowen Gaso line tax act placing a in per gallon tax on wholesale dealers and import ers of gasoline will be filed in Travis county District court next week it was announced Here today. The suit will be supported by in dependent refiners of the state it was said As a menus of testing the legality of the act before it becomes operative. Flood Nattses stills to float into hands of Law i special to the a ivs. Beaumont. Tex., my rain yesterday worked a hardship More or less on everybody in its Wake even the shinny makers. Ers a Short distance outside the City limits on the Houston Road arc Luijt out two perfectly Good stills result of the flood. Evelyth Lafr floated or sunk yesterday and the stills they floated into the hands of the Law. Deputy Shuf iff Artie Pollock took them into Tody on Calder Avenue about six or seven blocks past eleventh Streff i

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