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Independent (Newspaper) - February 26, 1928, Helena, Montana
The Helena daily Independent sunday morning february 26, 1928 feb. More than an hour today the Senate Teapot dome committee grilled the son of Henry m. Blackmer self exiled Oil magnate but obtained virtually no additional information As to the formation and operations of the Continental trading company. The son Myron k. Blacker car of Denver a vice president of the mid West refining company asserted that he had no knowledge of the Continental Deal aside from the fact that his father once chairman of the Boardo the Midwest had told him he was interested in the Continental and had made s750.000 in prof it out of it. Young Blackmer declined to ans wer questions on Only one Point that was his own speculations As to whether his father in refusing to obey subpoenas from american courts and taking up his residence in Paris was not More concerned in protecting others than he was in his own status. Chairman Nye who did the questioning on this Point finally decided that he would not press it. Hammered by Walsh earlier in the examination How Ever senator Walsh Democrat Mon Tana the committee prosecutor Ham mered Young Blackmer vigorously in an Effort to develop that the witness had discussed the Continental trans action with Robert w. Stewart chairman of the Board of the stand Ard of Indiana who now faces sen ate contempt charges for his refusal to Tell what he knew about the Dis position of Continental Liberty Bonds. Blackmer frankly said he had talked with Stewart about the litigation involving my but insisted to senator Walsh later that the Continental Deal had not figured in these conversations. After Blackmer was excused Robert Rae new York agent of the Dominion Bank of Canada which acted As agent for the Continental company in All of its american Oil transactions cleared up the mystery As to the identity of the brokers from whom the Bank bought in Liberty Bonds for the Continental. To summon agents the Bank Ledger sheets showed the names of some of the brokers. But others were omitted from it Rac supplied the names and the com Mittee which adjourned subject to the Call of the chair will summon agents of these brokers in an Effort to obtain the serial numbers of these Bonds by Means of those numbers it Hopes to be Able to Trace the Bonds after they passed out of the hands of the Continental. It is by this route that the committee Hopes ultimately to get Back to the connection be tween these Bonds transactions and the Teapot dome Oil lease. Continued from Page one Reed is merely destructive that he wants to destroy existing militant conditions of the missourian replied Ever time you want to change any thing you must alter or destroy existing conditions. If a Man is thirsty and takes a r rink of water he destroys thirst. It he finds rascals looting the ballot and insists that they should not be permitted to receive the fruits of their scoundrel ism he destroys their Hopes. He May even be characterized a prosecutor. Nevertheless there Are some of us who believe that the destruction of evil leads to the preservation of Rood that the highest kind of constructive statesmanship consists in maintaining the integrity the maj esty and the greatness of the United states of America. Progress always changes Progress Means change in the Light direction and Many of the changes have been demanded in recent years in my Humble opinion been changes in the wrong direction. It that be True then he who seeks 1o tin do the change to extricate the country from the morass of Semi socialism in which it is being involved to bring the government Back to sound policies to return the states their just Powers and duties to drive the Crooks rafters Ard scoundrels from Washington to produce decency and honesty in elections he is for Progress Progress Back toward he old High ground Progress away from danger. Nevertheless it is destructive and he who accomplishes the task must always be in a sense a prosecutor Reed made Clear that he intended to follow the Campaign he had mapped out for his Western trip in his journey further West next week. Meets leaders the senator s visit Here coincided Mith a meeting of the democratic state Central committee and leaders from All parts of the state were on hand when he arrived at noon. This is the Home state of Albert b. Fall former Secretary of the Interior who is awaiting trial on charges of conspiracy to defraud the government in the leasing of the naval Oil reserves to Harry Sinclair. While again assailing that action of the Harding administration Reed re trained in his prepared address from of fail s name. Denver feb. Flo fat Tunnel penetrating 6.2 Miles under the Rocky mountains and the longest Railroad bore on the North american continent will be officially opened at noon tomorrow the state officials from Colorado and Utah heading a special formal program in Honor of the historic ent. A special train carrying people representing All of life will leave Union station Heie at a. M., running in four sections. At the Tunnel s Entrance the four sections be hitched to Gether and the first passenger train to posts under the Continental Divide ill Start on its memorable run after the ceremonies at Kast Portal o been ceremony of dedication the dedication ceremonies will Start at 12.15 p. A. When gov. William h. Adams of Colorado assisted by former gov. Oliver ii. Shoup Tho former armed with a Olden headed Sledge Hammer and the latter with a Silver will drive the last Spike a Gold one into the ties signifying the official completion of the Road. Mayor John f. Bowman of Salt Lake City spec Ial representative of gov. George ii. Bern of Utah who could not attend will represent that state and will make an address. Ma5 or and mrs. Bowman arrived in Den ver this afternoon to make ready for the trip. Tho Cut on the Tunnel will Cut off 27 Miles of travel Over the Divide and the Road when completed to Salt Lake City will Cut the distance Between Denver and the Pacific coast by 181 Miles. The run of the first passenger train tomorrow will establish a regular daily passenger schedule through the bore. Winter Book choices by Laufer continued from Page one Rines will Likely hereafter guard Money and valuable mail shipments in the Chicago area. Chicago feb. Men held up a grand trunk train in the southwestern outskirts of Chicago cowed Crew and passengers with a fusillade from sawed off shotguns dynamited the mail car and escaped with being sent from two Chicago Banks to two in Harvey 111., nearby Industrial Center. Of the Money was a consignment from the Chicago Federal Bank to the first National Bank of Harvey and was being sent to the Bank of Harvey by the first National Bank of Chicago. The funds were to meet the payrolls of four Harvey manufacturers which pay by Check. An encore. Less than a year ago the same train was held up within two City blocks of where it was today and upon that occasion virtually the same amount of Money was the robbers loot. Today s ship ments strangely totalled that Fig ure but was sent by another route. The train was halted at St. Maria a not a scheduled Stop to permit one passenger with a ticket to that Point to alight. Six men disguised in Khaki coveralls and masks dashed upon the train. Five of them carried sawed off shotguns and began firing indiscriminately while the sixth rushed to the end of the mail car and placed a bomb which blew out an opening in the end of the car. Two of the robbers herded the Engineer and fireman to the rear of the train while the other three acting under orders of one identified As the Leader because he wore a White mask while the others wore Black sprayed the steel sides of the coaches with shot gun slugs. Mail clerk beaten. John Kelly Veteran mail clerk who was in charge of the car robbed last year offered resistance despite the terrific concussion he suffered when the car was dynamited and was beaten insensible. George Peters of Battle Creek Mich., the other clerk in tha car was overpowered and with Kelly was bound and gagged. Tveith the clerks disposed of and the four robbers outside effectively subjugating Crew passengers and passersby the two robbers who invaded the mail car calmly but swiftly searched among the mail sacks until they found the Money pouches. They walked towards the station the gang Leader whistled shrilly and the men guarding Crew and passengers Joiner them. All dashed to a closed automobile parked nearby the pouches were tossed in and within 12 minutes from the time Tho Tram ground to a Stop the Holdup had been perpetrated and the robbers had escaped. The alarm was not spread quickly because All Telephone wires in the Vicinity had been Cut but Chi Cago detectives and Post office inspectors soon were at the scene. Tho train s destination was port Huron Mich., and its Crew was reached at Valparaiso ind., and told to return to Chicago to assist in the investigation. The train was made up of three baggage cars ahead of the mail car and two passenger coaches Back or it. Look Oor for a. E am Earl. Sane filly has ux3m Tryb classic p66ret Cour 6bl.ajomt futurity also although the Kentucky Derby is off in the Dis Tant future those who Lay their dough on the line Are already plunging on reign. Count this sturdy racer of mrs. John d. Hertz of Chicago looks to be the one for the coining Kentucky classic. Mrs. Hertz has another heavily backed Winter favorite in Anita Peabody the Gallant Little filly that was one of the outstanding winners of last year but mrs. Hertz says she won t run her filly unless reign count fails to Start. Of course dope is against Anita Peabody win Ning. Only once in history of the Louisville race has a filly won in 1915, when regret paraded Home ahead of the Field. Winter Book favourites Don t win always but that s not worrying the ones who want to get the longest Odds possible and who Are getting Down on the most Likely Winner at this time. Brooks in sea with air plane from Page one signed to float was said to be capable of doing so provided its tanks were partially empty and the sea was Calm. W. K. Seitz City manager said the plane passed Over Melbourne flying at about 100 feet Elevation and apparently in trouble with a Northwest wind at its Tail. The he said seemed to be Hunting a place to land. Then he headed out to sea and about a mile out suddenly nose dived into the water. That part of the Craft which Rose to the surface after the crash showed no signs of life and approaching dark Ness soon hid the wreckage from the City manager said he was confident the Little plane was that of Brooks. Brooks took off from Titusville for Miami a Short time before the plane plunged into the sea Here. Virtually All Hope that the aviator would be found alive was abandoned As the hours slipped by. It was pointed out that if he had managed to jump Clear of the plane when it crashed he either should have been Able to swim ashore or been picked up by one of the speedy boats that streaked to the scent. The sea was relatively Calm at the time. Ford Het Icem. Fort Myers fla., feb. Henry Ford indicated deep concern tonight Over the failure of Harry Brooks to arrive at Miami and the report that the plane resembling his Ford Olivver had fallen into the sea off Melbourne. He would make no comment. Detroit Mich. Feb. Harry Brooks 25, who is believed to have piloted a Olivver air plane into the Ocean off Melbourne fla., tonight was a protege of Henry Ford. The Olivver plane was for the most part a product of his own design and with it he firmly believed he would Lead the Way to wards bringing about successful manufacture of a plane within the reach of persons of Ordinary financial circumstances. Brooks was chief test Pilot of the Stout Ford air plane company and gained International prominence when be piloted mrs. Evangeline l. L. Lindbergh col. Charles a. Lindbergh s Mother to Mexico and return. He had been employed by the Ford company about four years. More than a year ago he developed and built at the Ford factory his first air Olivver which was larger than the plane in which he is believed to have fallen tonight. The original Small plane was powered with a three Cylinder engine whereas the latest departure in Small aircraft has a two Cylinder motor. Brooks an unassuming and modest youth could be found practically any Day at the Ford Airport either in a ship or tinkering or planning with a new idea. He lived with his parents in Birmingham Detroit suburb and flew both to and from work each Day in his Small Olivver ship. His father Joseph Brooks a fiddler in Henry Ford s old time dance band was responsible for his entering tie Ford. Motor company employ. Many states revise their Hunting Laws the season of 1928 is to be one of wide Protection for game animals and Birds. The Legislatures of several states have made almost Complete re vision of their game Laws restricting shooting to avoid danger of local extinction of certain species and to in sure maintenance of an ample Breed ing Stock. The Federal government too has taken important Steps in pursuance of its policy for the pro vision of wild animal refuges and the Protection of migratory Birds. North Carolina has made perhaps the most significant Advance. Heretofore seasons and restrictions there have varied so widely from county to county that even Veteran Hunters could scarcely Tell when and where they might shoot. What was Legal in one place might not be Legal in either direction a few Miles away. This Maze of regulations however has now been replaced by a state wide game Law establishing state wide seasons and uniform require ments for licenses bag limits and methods of Hunting. Arkansas Flor Ida Indiana Maryland and Washington have also made marked pro Gress in the conservation movement. Some conservation measures. Though the seasons in a few states have been lengthened and the bag limits increased the reverse is True in general. The tendency toward limitation of grouse shooting is particularly notable. Legislation has closed the season in Michigan Minnesota Ohio and South Dakota and in the province of Alberta Canada. The season has been decidedly limited on ducks geese Brant and Wil son snipe were reduced in Florida and four Days rest a week were prescribed for several lakes. On All game Birds and animals in Florida except Deer and Turkey the season has been shortened and Laws con forming with the Federal regulations concerning game Birds materially shortened the seasons in Indiana. Protective measures were taken in Oklahoma for Quail ducks and geese Nebraska reduced the daily limit on waterfowl and new Mico that on ducks. Similar measures were taken by Pennsylvania for Quail and Wood cock and by South Dakota for geese and Brant. Shore Birds that May be shot. Recent Federal Laws concerning themselves Csc Cialli with yellow legs and Woodcock. The season was closed on yellowlegs until August 16. 1929, a measure in which Canada is co operating. Thus the Only Shore Birds that May be taken in the next two Hunting seasons arc Wilson snipe or Jack snipe and on Woodcock the bag limit was reduced six to four a Day. This Bird it is said is holding its own in new England and on other portions of its Range but in some places its numbers arc decreasing. Of other game squirrels and bears came in for most attention. Ohio has declared open season on squirrels Only in alternate years and has reduced the limit from five to four a Day. Oklahoma has reduced the daily bag and inaugurated a closed season on squirrels. Penns3 Luvania North Carolina and new Mexico have Cut Down the season on bears. Some states on the other hand have passed measures encouraging the Hunter. An Elk season was established in certain counties of Washington and a Bull Moose season in certain counties of Maine. However important is Protection by restriction on Hunting an even More pressing need at the present time it is said is for refuges for game in their accustomed habitats. Drainage of marshes and lakes and the inroads of commercial develop ments into Breeding and feeding grounds have had disastrous effects which state and Federal agencies arc now trying to counteract. Wild life finds Protection on All the lands reserved for National Parks and monuments and in addition Sev Enty six Federal game and Bird reservations have been created five of which have been stocked with big game. Recent executive orders have established Federal Bird refuges on Johnson Island in the Pacific Ocean the Columbia River in Washington the Savannah River in South Caro lint and Mckay Creek in Oregon. In Alaska the Curry game Bird and fish Refuge is a new development the Bureau of biographical Survey is now acquiring land for an important Refuge on the upper Mississippi. Investigations for similar purposes Are being made at a Falleur Lake Ore. Lower Klamath Lake calif., and the Bear River marshes great Salt Lake Utah. Western sportsmen Are collaborating in the projects to the specific end of securing a sufficient Supply of fresh water by Means of Dike construction and other improvements to prevent the fur ther Alkali poisoning of ducks and to maintain food supplies that have been destroyed by the influx of Salt and alkaline Waters. Refuges and Public shooting grounds have also received consideration from individual states this year. Florida Indiana Missouri North Carolina and. Utah have shown themselves particularly Active in authorizing their conservation commissions to investigate and recommend parcels of land suitable for such purposes. In in 1tie next my Salt Lake City Utah. Feb. Advertising Campaign to make Home building As popular As the buying of Lux uries was proposed by Frank t James of Chicago representing the National retail lumbermen s association. Addressing the Western retail lumbermen s association or. James declared the plans of the National organization for raising Money for the four year Campaign were already far advanced and probably would be put under Way Neit fall this is the third advertising Campaign announced at this convention by representative organizations of lumbermen including a Campaign by the National lumber manufacturers association and a Campaign sponsored by the West coast Lum Ber Bureau. Or. James address was made a the closing session of the Conven Tion of the lumbermen at which Krank c. Kendall of Spokane was elected president and Butte Mont chosen for the 1929 convention other officers and directors of the organization were also elected Anc in the evening 13 Kittens were initiated by the concatenated or Der of Hoo Hoo. There arc More than churches in new Tori City. Reduce of buys a Nash february1, Nash announced reduced prices. Now Yon can buy a full 5-passenger Nash six Sedan for Only f. O. B. Factory. Prices on other models Are accordingly Low. Throughout the length and breadth of the motor car Industry you la find no value to compare Keith Nash for Nash is the car with exterior and Interior style and Beauty which made it the Center of i interest at every Al motor show of the year. Nash is the car with the Nash 7-bearing for smoothness and greater Power. And Nash is the car with the Tabu far trussed Frame for extra strength 4-wheel brakes for extra steel Springs plus Shock absorbers front and rear for greater Riding a heavy duty transmission for super durability. When Yon boy your new car remember this buys full 5 passenger Fash Sedan we Hare it on display. Leads the world in motor cab value Helena Nash motor co 15 Placer phone 983 continued from Page one Chrysler the evening some observations on a splendid resume of the scout movement was delivered by judge l. L. Callaway chief Justice of the supreme court. The program of entertainment opened after the dinner was Over. Snappy boxing bout two Young scouts Sam Begovich and Jimmy Demars gave a Snappy exhibition of boxing for three two minute rounds with Dick Coe As ref Eree and their lameness and spirit won them great applause. City at Torney Lester h. Loble introduced the scouts who were the City officials policeman and firemen for a Darin a humorous talk and said it was the Best City government Helena Ever had had and predicted that 25 years More or less from now some of the boys would hold the officers As men. He also said the boys had put i More prisoners in the jail yesterday than the cells had held for two years. And that the cells were so crowded that when a door was opened to put in one prisoner five would fall out. The City attorney told him one Pris Oner demanded a writ of Hareas Corpus but did not get it. Great applause marked the introduction of the boy officials. Thanks to workers or. Kaufman remarked upon the size of the gathering and then said that the scout organization desired to thank All who had contributed to the Success of the occasion including the ladies of the churches j who had baked the pies and served the meal Eddy Gallivan who had attended to the cooking and catering at a possible loss professor Thayer the City officials who had made it possible for the boys to run the government the committee of arrange ments for their Good work chief scout executive to Udvare who had worked hard on the program the officials of the scout organization 75 in number and those who participated in the evening s program. Jack Quinn one of the two Eagle scouts of Helena delivered on interesting talk on the scout motto be he was loudly applauded. John Compton another scout gave a fire producing demonstration. By Means of friction he produced a flame in one minute. Troop 9 then gave a first Aid demonstration. It aided a victim who had a bad Cut on the Temple a broken Arm and a sprained foot. The Temple was bandaged. The foot was treated the same Way. The Arm was put in splints bandaged and then encased in a Sling. After that the patient was carried off the stage in a Stretcher in a four Man carry. A splendid address in his splendid address on observations on judge Callaway talked chiefly to the men and it was a most instructive and illuminating talk. It must have sold the boy scout movement to every listener. He opened by saying that in his opinion the movement was the great est event in his time or in the lives of any present. 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B. 10 current Federal excite lax. Chr Tler dealers in position to extend the convenience of tone to menu. 1153 Smith motor co. 439 Fuller ave. Phone 357 form was made at Mafeking South Africa by the troop there after the Boer War. He told of How the scouts came to be organized Here through the experience of William Boyce the Chi Cago publisher with an English scout in London. Boyce asked the boy to show him some place on a Street and when he offered the boy a tip the latter said he was a scout and not allowed to take tips for such a service. Boyce much interested went to the scout Headquarters met Badin Powell and and later introduced the movement Here. The speaker went into Many Fea Tures of the scout movement the ideals upon which it is founded the oath of the scout and Many others. At the conclusion he turned to the boys themselves and spoke to them repeating the admonition of Field marshal Haig who told the scouts to always play the game to defend the country when disparaged and to seek to perform Public service. Split brim. A new Green Balli bunt hat has its wide brim split and rounded in at the front and bound All around with Matching Satin. Cont Nond from paste mrs. Henry Ward Beecher wife of the famous american preacher had an objection to actresses and held aloof from an introduction to miss Terry. Eventually the two a House party. Miss Terry s Charm captivated the preacher s wife who kissed her when they parted. Dame Ellen spends most of her time in the country and enjoys motoring very much. Her Daugh Ter miss Edith Craig is her de voted companion. Her son Gordon Craig formerly an actor writes about the stage. Of late years miss Terry has interested herself in charities particularly in Aid of Blind infants for whom she raises Money by charging autograph Hunters a shilling for her signature. The United states has canal rights in Panama and Nicaragua
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