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THE HEARING OPENS 59 BILLS D DAUGHERTY SPLIT FOR BEER WITH OTHER MEN k COMMITTEE BEGINS ON PROPOSAL TO LEGALIZE BEER HEARING tWO HUNDRED THOUSAND For Proponents Says Vol. stead Act Could Not Have Been More Favorable to Bootleggers Gaston B. Means Testifies Before vestigating Committee That Information Was Received From Smith Counsel , Washington, Proponents of modification of the prohibition laws were given the first word Monday by the house judiciary committee in begin, ning hearings on proposals to permit the manufacture and sale of 2.75 per cent beer under the eighteenth amendment end have Bills seeking the same been Introduced by fifty-nin- e representatives and it is expected that pro. ponents, including Samuel Gompers, American Federpresident of the ation of Labor will be given the entire first half of the week to present their case before the opponents, headed by Wayne B. Wheeler, general counsel for the Antisuloon league, obtain a rehearing. Julian Codman of Boston headed the delegation of proponents appearing. He was selected to conduct the presentation of the arguments on be. half of the joint legislative commutes of the American Federation of Labor, the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, the Constitutional Liberty league of Massachusetts and the Moderation League, Inc. Mr. Codman told the committee that "the fact that the Volstead act in its present form cannot be enforced has already been proven to the satisfaction of most intelligent and unbiased men." "No law ever written into the statute books of the nation," he debeen so universally "has clared, scorned and fluted by many of the Tery legislators who passed it. Under these circumstances it can hardly be a matter of surprise that the average man treats the law both with ridicule and 'contempt. "It is absurd to speak of all laws as having equal obligation. Every one knows thut it is far worse to commit robbery than it is to exceed the speed limit or to commit arson than it is to break the Volstead law. "The only people who will benefit by leaving the law as it is ore those who are making money out of it, and it is these people, who, under the cloak of morality are its most ardent supporters. "The time has come to admit that more law enforcement is not the cure, and to correct our mistake by remedial legislation. The enactment of a bill to permit the manufacture and Bale of a beer of low alcoholic content will le a step in the right direction. "As the law stands today, from the point of view of the smuggler, the bootlegger and the corruptionist, it could hardly he. bettered If they had drafted it tlicmselves." Summing up the "evils arising from" the Volstead act be said "it failed to has wholly prevent the drinking of alcoholic beverages, has failed to decrease crime ha( increased increased .corruption, drinking, has lias promoted bootleggers and smuggling to an extent never before known in the history of the world has spread illicit distilling over this country until no part is free from the taint and bus taught our people to make wine and spirits in their own homes." . Grand Jury Indict Senator Knutson Washington. Representative Harold Knutson of Minnesota and Leroy M. Hull of Washington, arrested on serious charge recently on a Virginia road, were indicted Monday by an Arlington county, Virginia, grand jury. The trial date was set for April 30. Only ten minutes were required by the prand jury to return the indictment after the last witness was heard. Wales Plays Baccarat The Prince of Wales won a total of two dollars phiylng baccarat at the Tomiuet Casino here. 1I- - play, ed at the table with the smallest minimum stake. Afterward ho said laughingly to Ms friends: "I cannot fford to gamble much you know." Paris. Committee Discharged Washington, A sufficient number of house members Monday signed a petition to authorize the discharge of the commerce committee and to bring to the house floor the Hartley Mil providing for the abolishment of the railrond labor board. Favors Reclamation Change Immediate revision Washington, of the reclamation law among the lines indicated in the report of Scrre. tary Work's fact finding commission was recommended to congress !y President Coolidge. In a special message the president declared adoption of a "definite policy" toward Reclamation projects to be Imperative and asked that "permanent relief for iters rather than temporary extension fn reclamation payments, be authorized lr law. S, NEPHI, UTAH MINORITY ASKS Off the Concrete mmlotr ---4 JUDICIARY TIMES-NEW- W(7H IffR i and mC ' ,H eR,sou tar a couPLe line KING OF UTAH IS OPPOSED TO SIGNING REPORT ON CASH BONUS BILL DOL. LARS CUT BETWEEN FORMER ATTORNEY AND SMITH Republican Leaders Consider Clear 'For The Insurance Measure of Proposed Act In- Jess Smith "split" New York bootleggers for whisky permits wltn former Attorney General Daugherty, Gaston B. Means, former departmnt of justice agent told the senate committee Daugherty investigating that smith had informed him. The bootleggers were demanding return of the money, Means said, and Smith told him that he could not return it because he had split it with GEM STATE ERECTS Daugherty. "Everybody knew that Jess Smith and Mannington were splitting with EPIDEMIC BARRIER the attorney general only on whisky withdrawals. Everybody knew that Jess Smith and Mannington were working with Daugherty to get whis- UTAH, NEVADA, OREGON AND ky permits," Means said. WASHINGTON LINES TO Alleged irregularities in the sale of BE GUARDED German property seized in the Philippines during the war by the alien property custodian also were related Game Warddns and Other Officers to the committee Wednesday by Geo. Told to Permit No Persons or W. Strock, department of justice acAnimals to Cross State countant. Line Seized property was sold at ridirelow to sometimes culously prices, ceivers appointed by the custodian to Boise, Ida., Idaho deputy wardens administer them. Strock said. On one occasion President Wilson Inter- and deputies of the state department vened to set aside a sale, in which of law enforcement were last week Francis Burton Harrison, then gov- pressed into service by the order of ernor general of the Philippine is- Governor C. C. Moore to help in the lands, acted as agent, Strock testi- fight that is being made to keep the fied. foot and mouth disease out of Idaho. Strock said that despite his repeatinstructions to guard They have ed reports to the justice department every entrance into Idaho from the no attention was paid to the alleged states of Utah, Nevada, Oregon and irregularities and no prosecutions Washington and to permit no persons have ever been brought. or animals to pass unless they comCharges that the private secretary ply with Idaho's quarantine proviof Governor Harrison proposed to sions. These duties are placed on German prisoners interned in the is- the deputies in addition to their relands that they could be released if gular work. they would agree to sell their propThe decision to press the deputies erty were also made by Strock. into services was reached at a con. ference of state officials with Governor Moore, attended Clara K. Young Seriously III by It. F. Fort Wayne, Ind: Clara Kimball Thomas, state game warden ; F. A. Young, screen and stage actress, was Jeter, commissioner of law enforcetaken sudddenly ill while appearing ment; Dr. Wendell R. Smith, director at a local theatre and the curtain was of animal industry ; John Thomas, lowered in the midst of the second Idaho National committeeman, and S. act while physicians were sent for. E. Blaine, assistant attorney general. She was removed to her suite in a loDeputies of each o'f the stats decal Tiotel. The physicians said her partments were notified of their adcondition is regarded as serious, al- ditional duties by the heads of the though they refused to explain the respective departments and furnished nature of the illness. It was inti- with copies of the Idaho quarantine mated that Miss Young will be forced against the movement of California to cancel her engagements. She is products into the state. They will have orders to disinfect touring the country in legitimate from California, every car traveling production. give the operators a certificate stating that the car has been cleaned and D. & R. G. W. Placet Rail Order disinfected and place a sticker on the Denver, Colo. T. H. Beacom, receiver for the Denver & Rio Grande wind shield to notify other deputies. Western Railroad has announced the Deposed Bank Head Dies placing of orders for approximately The Kansas City, Mo. John M. Moore, $ 1,000,000 worth of steel rails-- . rails will be used to continue through- deposed president of the Fidelity out the year, the receiver's plan for National Bank and Trust company the rehabilitation of the road, insti- of Kansas' City, accused of embezzltuted several months ago and which ing $600,000 of the bank's fund, by the end of the month will repre- died here Friday. Moore was stricksent an expenditure of approximately en Friday after discovery of his alsaid $1,500,000. Physicians leged defalcations. he was suffering from acute diabetes. They denied rumors he drank Noted Outlaw Put to Death Little Rock, Ark. "Diamond Joe' poison. Moore, physicians said, haa state of coma since Sunday. Sullivan, last of the Southwest's no- been in a officials delayed steps toBanking went in to his torious outlaws, death his ward pending outprosecution the electric chair here on Good Fricome of his illness. day without an outward sign of the "yellow streak" attributed to him by Bill Delays Oil Answer underworld associates. Los Angeles. Revision of the government's suit to annul the E. L. La Follette Recovers naval oil leases in reserve Washington. Senator La FolletCe Doheny 1 will delay filing of an answer of Wisconsin has so far recuperated No. month. Attorney from his recent attack of pneumonia for possibly another one of Doheny's Olin Wellborn, Jr., able as to be to take short rides into United Press. The told the counsel, the suburbs. He expects to return y period set for the to his desk at the capitol within a original thirty-dareply expired Wednesday night, but week or ten days. changes in the government's bill, requested by Attorney's1 Pomerene and Walton Is Freed the suit for Presi Oklahoma City. Judge A. S. Wells Roberts, handling caused the postpone dent Coolidge demurrers of J. C. Walton, ment deposcil governor to five charges of concerting public funds and freed Sleuths Turn Entertainers Walton of all charges in state district New York Prohibition agents used court here. theatrical methods to carry out two Bandits" Take" $5000 raids. Posing as1 cabaret entertain bandits In ers, they made three arrests in a Seattle. Wash., Four an automobile stopped another ma- Broadway chop house. Then deftly chine containing F.arll Addcll, pay- applying burnt cork and changing master, and Tbor. Wnldal, accountant their make-up- , they raided an inn In of the Pacific Lighterage company, (Via neirrn Kpction of Harlem and sr. here and cscaied with $.V)00 payroll roatprl thn two nronrietnrs and five waiters. funds. Washington. 200,000. obtained from sus-taine- Prince Has Big Time at Cabarets Paris. The Prince of Wales con. tinues his nightly Invasion of Paris snd has selected two hleh society Americans to assist him. They are Mr. and Mrs. Fred l'.ate of Chicago. Bate Is attached to the United States ' unofficial delegation. reparations While Parisians flocked from dancing place Wednesday place to dancing night the prince explored the Mont. ' and Mrs. marte district with Mr. Hate. SENATE TO ACT I wwk Bonrno Church Council Appeals to Lodge Cbalrnin Lodge of Washington, the senate committee on forelim re lations haa been requested by the International Justice commission on and good will of the federal council a date for the of churches, to set hearings on the proposal for I'nlted States participation in the world court In making this announcement said friends of the the commission that It proposal were "determined shall not be permanently sidetracked." WILL HOT RECALL JAPANESE ENVOY NIPPON PRESS BELIEVES PEACE IN PACIFIC NEAR BREAK-- . ING POINT Tokio Will Await Action of President Before Finally Coolidge Determining Her Attitude Tokio, Japan, There is no present intention of the Japanese government to recall M. Hanihara, Japanese ambassador to Premier Washington, Kiyoura formally announced last Fri. day. had been Possibility of his recall discussed by the Japanese press as a result of his letter to Secretary of State Hughes on the American Japanese exclusion measure. Prince Regent Hirahito began taking a lively interest in the situation. meeting, the Following a cabinet Ixrd Steward prince regent called Chlnda to the palace and questioned him at length on the situation. Chinda told the prince he was hopeful of an amicable settlement Later Foreign Minister Matsui went to the palace and submitted a detailed report to the prince regent. It was stated on reliable authority that Japan is awaiting settlement of Immigration quotas in the American senate and to see whether President Coolidge will veto or sign the bill before finally determining her attitude. Meanwhile, according to this source tile government thoroughly sustains Ambassador Ilanihara's note. as to the While such discussion final attitude of Japan continues, the Some divided. newspapers remain continue demanding immediate drastic action while others suggest the wisdom of awaiting developments. , Tokio, Talk of military erftlon as a result of the t'nlted Suites' exclu- sion legislation is ridiculous, however much congress has wounded Japanese pride. Lieutenant General Ichlsuke Tsuno, vice minister of war said in an interview with the Yomiuri. "It would be folly at this juncture," he continued, "to follow the Chinese stones at the and throw example Amorffan embassy. This would he a We must take boomerang to Japan. this experience as a bitter but beneficial pill which may cure our internal Ills and disunion." Japanese newspapers. In their comment on the exclusion provision of the immigration bill, nhow a general refusal to bolleve that Ambassador Ilanihara's letter greatly Influenced the senate's action. The JIJ1 Shimpo, which Is typical, says the letter only furnished an excuse for Japan's enemies. Americans the newspaper says, should consider the difference of the degree of the Insult congressmen Insist they received from the ambuss, dor and the Insult which exclusion means to Japanese. Actors Strike Probable New York The probability of an actors' strike on June 1 became stronger when the Producing Managers' Association issue a statement accusing the Actors' Equity association of desiring to "boss" the stage anil reiterating its determination not to agree ro a closed equity shop. The equity last Thursday announced that it had terminated neand gotiations with the managers rejected compromise proposals. Dempaey Manager In Jail Jack Kcarni, ios Angeles, Cat., Internationally known boxing promotof Ileavywelcht er and manager Champion Jack Pcmpsey. whs bulged In the city Jail hcre on a charge of Kitrns being drunk ami disorderly. was arrested at Sixth and 'iwer trets. He was .sitting in a larife automobile with five other men. The oflfcers, In reortlng the arrests, said that when they accosted the party with oaths snd they were answered threats Notes News From All Parts of UTAH " have been orLogan, Calf clubs Richmond and ganized at Lewiston, Smlthfleld by R. L. Wrigley. county Fifty boys and agricultural agent. girls were enrolled in the three clubs Way and will have grade and pure-bre- d Senate Democrats Washington. have gone on record for a ash and insurance bonus bill in a minority report of the finance committee made public by Senator Walsh, Massachusetts, although it was indicated on the floor Saturday the party would support the pending straight insurance bill "to insure enactment into law of a bonus measure." The report declared such a plan would cost the government about $1,000,000,000 less-- than the pending bill, but if it failed to command support the minority members would vote for the committee measure. Six of the seven Democrats of the committee signed it, Senator King, Utah, refusing because he is opposed to any bonus bill. Republican leaders Saturday considered the way clear for passage early in the week of the straight Insurance bill. Their assurance was based on statements of Senator Robinson, Arkansas, Democratic leader, that the Democrats feared Republicans, would vote to sustain a veto by President of a cash and insurance measure. Senator Watson, Repub-lican- , Indiana, and other Republican leaders said they would vote to override a presidential veto of the straight insurance plan. The Democratic plan would allow a choice of full cash payment or a twenty-yea- r endowment insurance policy, whereas the committee measure would provide for the insurance policies with cash payments only to those veterans not entitled to more than $50 in adjusted service compensation. Both measures would allow compensation on the same basis $1 a day for home service and $1.25 a day for overseas service, exclusive of the first sixty days. Funds for payments under the Democratic proposal would be obtained, the report explained, through issuance of $1,500,000,000 additional bonds under the second Liberty loan act. Support of the American Legion was given Saturday to the straight insurance Commander proposition, in a message to senQuinn declaring ators that the Democratic substitute would endanger enactment of any bill, since it could not be passed over a presidential veto. Explaining the purpose of the substitute, the minority report declared: "An adjusted compensation bill is not to give the soldiers an increase in compensation because of the dangerous and hazardous service no one wants or could be sufficiently paid for that It is to give the soldiers who offered their lives with their service in the late war, a compensation that will more nearly approach that which was paid the lowest common laborer who remained at home, secure from the dangers of war and whose compensation was increased from 100 per cent to 300 per cent It is to meet in part the economic loss that absence from home and opportunities for participating in the financial gains made by those at home caused those in the service to lose. Colorado Banker Killed Colorado Springs. Colo., Watson I. Shaw, r..--, president of the P.ank of Fountain, a town south of Colo, rado Springs, was shot and killed at his home on 'u ranch near here about midnight Saturday after he is said to have attacked Henry Hill a ranch hand employed by Shaw, when tbo former was asleep. Police had been (ailed to the scene, Hill was removed to a hospital. H sustained a fractured skull and physicians are doubtful that be will recover. Plane Drops Thousand Feet San Francisco Lieutenant John W. W. P.enton. I'nited Mates army avl. stor and a young woman passenger. In a commercial airplane, fll 10(10 feet Into San Francisco bay, but esA coast guard llfi. caped uninjured. resetted Itenton and bU saving cr.-companion and the plane was towed ashore. Baseball Fans Crushed Four baseball fan were Boston, crushed and trampled when a portion of a gate, to the bleachers at Fenway park gave ay under pressure from the crowd awaiting to gHln admittance to the afternoon game between the Ited Sox an the Philadelphia Athletics. All four victims were removed to hospitals two of them badly hurt. One man suffered several fractured ribs snd a boy f 10 suffered a fractured knee. calves. Salt Lake, Resources, of ninety, five state banks at the close of business March 29 totaled $102,3'30,589.71, as compared with $103,021,581.28 Dec. ember 31, 1923, or a net decrease of to the quar$000,991.57, according report Issued by terly consolidated Seth Pixton, state bank commissioner. Salt Lake Millions of tons of slack wasted in Utah coal which, is now may be utilized by an invention per. fected by George W. Love of Mohr-lanInventor of a process by whijjjf d, the dust is combined with asphalt to form a fuel. Salt Lake Motion by the defense for nonsuit in the action brought by C. Frank Emery, Fred Gygi against former Salt Lake county sheriff, for was $20,000 damages, granted by Judge W. M. McCrea. An instructive pamphlet, . Ogden, entitled "National Forests of UtaV has been issued by the forestry service of the United States department of agriculture and is being distributed through the district office here. Th information, contained In the pamphlet is particularly valuable to tourists and motorists who wish to use the forests for recreational and traveling purposes. for the new Richmond, The site seminary which will be built in con. nection with the North Cache school has been the plans appurchased, proved and the ground staked off. Work on the building will begin immediately so that it may be ready school year. for the 1924-192- 5 The 573 smeltermen of Midvale, the United States Smelting, Refining and Mining company of Midvale who went on strike April 12 for a 50 cent a day increase in wages have gone back to the work and accepted 25 cent increase offered by the company. The company promised tho cent increase workers that the 25 would remain in effect the year around and would not be reduced as customary In the fall when labor is plentiful. Salt Lake, At the total cost of $110,000, of which $10,000 is to be paid down and the balance in annual installments of $10,000, the city com. mission has from J. P. purchased Moran barns, Moran, contractor the yards and machine shops at Eighth South and Third West streets. The new acquisition . is to be used as barns and shops for the city street snd waterworks department. Salt Lake City. For the second time the city commission has rejected bids for reconstruction of the air mail hangar at Woodward field, and voted to do the work itself. Bids have been above the estimate of the city engineer each time submitted and the city decided that if it cannot get the contractors' to bid within the estimate of the engineer, the city anil do the work itself. Prove H. O. Jackson, president and general manager of the National Pump company, one of the newest Industries in Provo, filed suit in the Fourth Judicial district court against Thomas F. Picrpont, Provo business Bian, for $100,000 for alleged defamation of character. The effect of Ogden. :he embargo on shipments of cattle and foodstuffs from California is now being felt in Ogden, due to tho situation of this city as the terminal Pacific and its Importance as a railroad center. Mcab. In past years San Juan eounty dry farmers have had an ex-e- s of trouble contending with the numerous prairie dogs, which devastated the grain fields. This year tho farmers are making an early start m the fight against the pwts, using tho poison method to exterminate the unwelcome guests. Under the direction of B. .V. Palmer, district crop inspector poison baits are being prepared and distributed through tho farm bureau at cost. of the Southern Salt Lake City. It is probable that the Southwest corner of the capitol grounds, at the intersection of Second North street will be selected as the site for the Memorial building which Utah is to erect in honor and memory of the soldiers, sailors and marines who have participated in the several wars and which was determined upon by the legislature of 1921, when the committee was authorized to negotiate a loan for prelimiary work, the structure when completed to cost about $2,000,000. It may not be YOUR job to clean up that vacant lot near you. Unless someone does it, what a blot it is in your neighborhood. Be a sport, help clean It up. .