GETS HIS APPOINTMENT. Richard T. Looney of Houghton is Finally Named Referee in Bankruptcy. After serving as referee In bankruptcy matters for the northern division of the United States court for the western district of Michigan for several months under temporary appointment. RIe.hnrd T. Looney of Houghton received notice Saturday of his permanent appointment to that position. Mr. Looney was made temporary referee at the time when R. O. Pearl of Marquette nn forced through his failing health to be relieved of the duties -f the position in order that h- might regain his health. Judge Loyal E. Knappen. then the presiding Jurist of the district, making the appointment. The appointment e,f Mr Looney romes from Judge Arthur Re-nnison. who haji succeeded to the bench in the western district of the federal branch, vice Loyal E. Knappen. resigned. Mr. Looney's first case as referee after his permanent appointment will be that of Frank Terry which will begin at the Poo tomorrow morning, it being one of the biggest cases of this kind ever handled In the state of Michigan. The failure of Mr. Perry will no doubt create a sensation in the Soo. in which city he has lived and had his headquarters for the riunrter of n century that he has been in the lumbering business in the upper peninsula and Canada. During this time he has owned mines In Canada and fleets of vessH. as well as railroads and lumber camps. Through his operations in the Elm River district about twelve years ago he Is known to many Houghton .and copper country people. Mr. Perry's petition states that his liabilities amount to nearly a million dollars. The condition of the lumber mark" t Is generally assigned ns the caue of his failure.