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B1EWS " BD.C.H. I mm THE WEATHER 10,300 (Member A, B C) COPIES FAIR AND OONTIJCrED mnij HKAVT FROSTS AT NIGHT; LIGHT NORTHERLY WINDS. nil iwsmte lf If any agreement comes out of the conference between Arizona and California Colorado River com missioners at Los Angeles today It will only le because the Arizona representatives recognize that Congress Is about to take action, leaving Arizona entirely out of consideration. Also, It might bo because as an extra consideration, California commissioners offer more than is fair, although every indication from Washington is to the effect that Congress will act, recognizing that California has offered all that is fair to get an agreement. Three times during the last 18 months Californlans have gone to Phoenix to make tenders and attempt to work; out agreements, always without success because Arizona wanted no agreement that did not recognizo Arizona's right to levy unlimited royalty on power developed, and that did not give Arizona an unfair proportion of the water to be stored at Boulder Canyon. Now when it seems that action by Congress is certain, with the order to proceed with the construction of the dam at Boulder Canyon as a result, Arizona suddenly asks for mother conference. That may bo in the hope of causing further delay, If that is its purpose, delay is unlikely. If it. is to try to get California to make unfair concessions, It rni?ht be hoped that will also fail. ( The California commissioners last week summarized the history of their differences with the Arizonans, in answering a telegram from the chairman of the House committee which Is considering the Swing-Johnson bill. Senator Ralph Swing and other members ot the California commission wired: "Our offer provides for approval of the Colorado River compact: Arizona proposal ignores compact. "Our proposal recognizes perfected rights: Arizona proposal disregards such rights, as well as existing appropriations and present use of water from river. "Our proposal divides available water substantially equally between Arizona and California, while Arizona proposal allots substantially one-third to California and balance to Arizona. "Our proposal guaranteed to Arizona, a minimum tax on physical properties at Boulder Dam amounting to approximately $500,000 per year, and like amount to Nevada. Arizona proposal reserved to that state, tho right to tax all property find Impose unlimited royalties." Q Of course it. is already In the m-ord at. 'Washington, on the niitiior'.ty of Secretary Hoover, that no power royalties will be permitted or considered. Tho Coolldge administration Is absolutely against that, thus largely eliminating one of the Arizona contentions. Their demand for water has no more to justify It. The Californlans proposed that all established water rights In the river bo recognized largely the water used in Imperial valley, that enough to irrigate land In Nevada below the dam be allotted to Nevada, and the remaining stored water be divided "fifty-fifty" between Arizona and California. Arizona rejected that absolutely. If her demands are as unreasonable today, there will be no agreement at Los Angeles. jj The eyes of tho nation will be turned toward a jury room in Washington this afternoon. Tho conspiracy charges against Doheny and Fall, who havo been on trial at the capital city for six weeks, will be given to the jury for determination this afternoon. As In the ' Senate Investigation and through all of the trial, at the finish that $100,000 loan ot Doheny to his old-time prospector friend is the crux of tha case, and the jurors will retire with the inquiry of the attorney ringing in their ears: "Why any note if that $100,000 was a bribe?" rt Warrants for the arrest of Or-mislon finally reach Chicago, although tho I-os Angeles district attorney's offico evidently fears it may need something stronger, for it Is again dragging the threadbare MtTherson case before a Los An-. gcles grano" jury, lu V.c hope of securing tiidictmeuts against Ormis-ton, an unusual confession or the weakness of warrants based on the district attorney's Information. fjj There might be another angle to thfi case. There Is no love lost bclween Governor Richardson and District Attorney Kcyet, and before extradition papers are granted making a demand upou the Governor of Illinois, they lijcust be approved by (lovernnr Richardson.. The Los Angeles members' ot the district attorney's stiff might reasm that the flovemor woi'.Id be more Influenced by a grand jury Indictment, hence . (Continued On Page Two) VOL. LIX. NO. 106. , Wis" kill it, A Exchange Explains MMY COOPERATION Issue Statement of Reasons Causing Withdrawal From Regulating Shipments CEASE WEEKLY MEETINGS Dezell Claims Competitors Had Taken Advantage of Citrus Conferences Revealing: the reason the direc-lors of the California Fruit Growers' exchange took formal action on Dec. 1 to withdraw the exchange from the conferences at which the distribution of the orange crop had been made, Dana C, King, orange sales manager of the exchange, yesterday made public the detailed attitude of the organization. The statement of the "reasons that the exchange ceased participating in these conferences," was issued by John I. Cumming, manager of the San Bornardlno county exchange, the district organization of the exchange, of Rlalto. Mr. Cumming was Instructed by telephone by Mr. King to make public the full statement of E. G. Dezell, general manager, made on Dec. 3 to exchange managers. Charges Lack Of Cooperation "It was a case of cooperation In which the exchange was doing all ot the cooperating," said Mr. Cumming, by way of briefly summarizing the situation from the exchange viewpoint. The Sun yesterday made public the fact that the conference agreement had been abrogated. The news came as a surprise and shock to the industry generally, for there' had been no wide dissemination of the Information as to the action of Dec. 1. It had been the practice at the 'informal conference' held each Tuesday, generally In Los Angeles, for the shippers to determine how much fruit would be Bhtppcd during tho following week. That the exchange can not be criticized for the resolution directing that the exchange cease participating in these conferences was tho tenor of the statements by leading exchange representatives yesterday. Other shipping agencies described as "some exchange competitors" took advantage of the conferences, it is charged In the Dezell statement-Voted Against Weekly Parley Following is the full statement made by Mr. Dezell and for the first time given the press yesterday: "At a meeting of our directors In October, in a discussion of the citrus fruit distribution and marketing problem and the endeavors of some exchange competitors to induce growers and shippers to withdraw from the exchange on the ground that they could thereby avoid Interference with their operations by the exchange distribution plans and be able to ship all (Continued On Pago Four) Charleston Taking English Popularity (By Associated Press) LONDON, Dec. 14. The "Charles-ton" has become. so popular that Charles B. Cochran, tho theatrical manager, is organizing a Charleston ball at Albert hall. "Tho Charleston," he says, "Is more Iran a hobby. It i a disease rampant throughout the country. Peoples are not content to dance It to Charleston music, but do it to the fox trot, one-step, and even the wait melodies." HOLD LACK OF BEHIND MOVE 24 -Pages Three Sections ML! (GETS (ML Frazier Not Suited With Peace Offer ' (By Associated Press) . WASHINGTON, Dec. 14. The well laid plant of Republican leaders to bring Senator Fraziar, the North Dakota insurgent, back into the party fold have gone slightly awry because he was not given his former rank on all committees. Frazier's disappointment over hi committee assignments hat disturbed those who were instrumental in getting the Republican conference to vote unanimously today to welcome him back into the councils from which he waa ejected two years ago because he supported Robert M. La Follette for President. Senator Frazier declared he had been led to believe that he would get hit former rank on all of hit committeet, but that he had been to placed on only one, Indian affairs, and left low down on the list of othera. He made the discovery late today but declined to tay what he would do about it. Riverside Utilities Board to Take Issue With Company on Stock Contention RIVERSIDE, Dec. 14. Suit opposing contention of Riverside Water company that Riverside cannot own stock In any corporation, which would include stock in that company, will be filed as result of action taken at a meeting last night of board of public utilities. Common council will, be asked to approve action of the board. Directors of the water company have gone on record in favor of wiping out S:00 shares of "floating stock" from the organization's book., which includes many shares owned by the city. The following resolution presented by S. C. Evans was adopted by the board: "That the city attorney be and is hereby authorized and directed to file suit against the contentions of the Riverside Water company that the City of Riverside cannot own slock in any corporation, which would include stock In the Riverside Water company owned by the City of Riverside, and take away property belonging to the City of Riverside without due process of law: also that the city attorney institute and defend any suit brought for cancellation of any stock owned by the city in the 6aid company; that the cost of such proceedings be paid from funds provided by trie utilities board; and that the city council be asked to approve such action." Increase of minimum amount of! water was authorized from 1000 1 cubic inches to 1500 cubic inches,' f nllnu'i m r f ao4 I rrn4 inn V C. Ui.a. Bowen. Search for Couple j Started by Police (By United News) LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14. Fearing they had met with foul play, police and county authorities be-ban a search tonight for Miss Catherine Johnson, 19, and her fiance, Artemus Lane, 19, both students of the University of California, at Los Angeles. According to a report made to the sheriff's office by Miss Mildred Porter, a friend, the couple left Orange in a small roadster early Monday but failed to appear for classes at the university. ' i Friends doubted that the couple; had eloped. j CITY TO FIGHT ITER CLAIMS BOULDER In HYSTERIA HIT CONFERENCES AS CAUSE FOR START TODAY LEASES TRIAL California and Arizona Will Make Final Endeavor to . Adjust Differences POWER TAX BIG . PROBLEM Doubt Whether California to Renew Royalty Offer as Previously Extended In a final effort to adjust the differences of California, Arizona and Nevada in the Colorado river project, commissioners of the three states will meet at the Blltmore hotel In Los Angeles at 10 o'clock this morning. State Senator Ralph E. Swing of San Bernardino, chairman of the California commission, left yesterday morning to participate In the conference by California members in advance of the trl-state session. He made no statement. The Arizona and Nevada delegates were en route to Los Angeles last night. May Not Renew Royalty Offer Whether California will renew its offer to ' permit Arizona and Nevada to tax the power to the extent of half a million dollars each per year Is uncertain. Members of the House irrigation commission at Washington, Secretary Hoover and other government officials are outspoken In opposition to any provision by which Arizona will collect a royalty on the power. There has been some suggestion that Arizona be ceded a block of power, subject only to payment of tho cost of the power development. Assemblyman A. C. Finney of Brawley, member of tho California commission, issued the following statement: "So far Arizona offers no concession from Its proposal of a year ago. Those proposals definitely eliminated consideration of the Colorado river compact which we insist must be recognized. The Arizona proposal boiled down means Arizona will get six million acre feet of water for new land and California 300,000 acre feet "Arizona would also control all power. California violated all precedent and brought criticism from eastern congressmen and senators for suggesting a royalty on power to Arizona and yet we did offer it In the interest of harmony. I have grave doubts that the future California commission will renew the royalty offer and time has shown that wo used poor judgment in making it." In his telegram urging that an agreem, t be reached between the three states. Congressman Smith, (Continued On Pago Four) N. Y. Church Site Sold for $7,000,000 for Skycraper Use (By Associated Press) NEW YORK. Dec. 14. Another of Fifth avenue's lariU marks Is to give way before the advance of the skyscraper. Temple Emanu-El, at the north-cast corner of Forty-third street, conceded to be one of the most Valuable parcels of real estate of Its size In the world, has been sold to Joseph Durst, vice president of the Capital National bank, at a valuation of $7,000,000, almost $370 a a square foot. Mr. Durst plans to erect a 40-story office building on tho site when he gains possession In May, 1928. The temple was purchased from the congiegatlon last January by Benjamin Winter, real esate dealer, for $6,500,000. mw Shipping Pact Abrogation FMJID) CASE TOEMvY Counsel for Fall and Doheny Dramatically Strikes at Government's Claims SAYS POLITICS LOOM OUT Final Arguments Scheduled This Morning and Jurors Then Get Case By RAYMOND CLAPPER (United News Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Dec' 14. The young Jurors In the Fall-Doheny oil consplraey-jtrlal were urged to save the vo defendants from be ing mads' victims of political hysteria when Frank J. Kogan, chief defense counsel, made his closing argument today. The case probably will go to the Jury about noon tomorrow. "The government prosecution was born ot political hysteria to get these two men," Hogan declared. He spoke nearly all day, using all the devices of skilled oratory, shouting, whispering, throwing letters and papers on the floor as he read them, appealing to the sentiment of the Jurors. Calling attention to Mrs. Doheny, "the little woman, soft spoken, true and tried," who took the stand for her husband, to Doheny, "who offered the life of his only son to his country during the war." Government's Counsel Flayed He attacked Owen J. Roberts, chief lawyer of the government, as a "Philadelphia lawyer," and said It was he, not Doheny, who was dealing In bunk. Finally Hogan brought the late President Harding Into his argument. "I wish I had the strength," he said, striking a dramatic gesture, "to break In twain the traducers of Harding's memory. "We have a silent witness. I summon from his sacred tomb In Marion, Ohio, the figure of Warren G. Harding to appear before you. I quote his very words." Hogan then read Harding's letter to the Senate approving the oil leases. Hogan, physically, is the opposite of the gigantic Roberts, Ho paced back and forth before the Jury, shaking his finger and speaking with vehemence, often pointing directly and hurling rhetorical questions at individual Jurors. Attention of Jurors Held The jury . listened intently to Hogan as it had to his opponent, Roberts, on the preceding day. Doheny and Fall scrutinized the faces of the jurors during the argument, trying to read In them some Inkling of their Impending fate. Doheny's family was in court. Including a littlo grandchild who played on his knee during the re- (Contlnued On Page Four) Abandoned Auto Is Evidence Girl Met Foul Play on Road (By United News) SONOMA, Cal., Dec. 14. Fear that Miss Emma Trautbetter, prominent Sonoma society girl has met with foul play has been expressed following the finding of her abandoned car on the highway near this city early today. The missing girl's hat was on the floor of her car and tracks of another automobile swerving to within a few feet of where the Trautbetter machine was found abandoned ed, authorities to believe she mar I ccn kidnaped. IS a te a am Orange Ranchers in Exposed Districts Prepared to Fire Smudge Pots Against Frost Warning of Low Temperature of 26 Degrees Broadcast by Federal Meteorologist Warned by Albert W. Cooke, fed eral meteorologist, that the tem perature would drop to 26 degrees, ranchers in the "exposed" districts throughout the valley at 2 o'clock this morning were prepared to light smudge pots, If necessary, to protect the citrus fruit crop against frost and freezing. Smudging, if at all necessary, would be scattered, the meteorologist forecast, stating that the minimum temperature would be recorded "just before sunrise." Slow Falling Temperature "It will be a slow falling temperature," Mr. Cooke said in a statement issued early last night, "with the minimum temperature occurring just before sunrise. The 26-degree minimum will not continue long enough to effect damage to the crops generally, but some firing of smudge pots may be necessary In exposed districts." The minimum of 26 degrees, the meteorologist predicted, would be recorded in the Redlands, Rlalto, Bloomlngton and Colton districts. Slightly higher temperatures, rang Ing from 27 to 29 degrees, were forecast for the Highland and Fon tana districts. The temperature, If It dropped to the minimum predicted by the meteorologist, was the coldest of the year: Riverside Will Get 27 Degrees In Riverside la3t night, a low temperature of 27 degrees was forecast. Ranchers, who had filled their smudge pots on Monday night, were relieved, however, when a light wind blowing through the groves raised the temperatures. LS ARE T (By Associated Press) NEW TORIC, Dec, 14. Thirty-three defendants, Including the mayor and the chief of police of Edgewater, N. J., a United States customs Inspector and a New York City marine police Bergeant were indicted today for conspiracy to violate the federal prohibition law. The Indictments were the outgrowth of eight months' Investigation of the landing of a $2,000,000 cargo of liquor from the rum runner Eker In April, last, and the alleged $43,000 bribery of agents and police. Mayor Henry Wishel and Police Chief James Dinan, of Edgewater; Edward A. Ritz, a customs inspector, living In Union City, N. J.; John J. Lowery, sergeant of the marine division of New York; Cecil Kinder, Clifford Kinder and D. Turner of Chicago, two detectives, members of the Eker's crew and others, were named In tho Indictments. Mayor Wissel, Assistant United States Attorney Herman T. Stich-man said, was alleged to have received $50,000 and Sergeant Lowery $20,000 from the rum running. Smaller amounts were said to have been paid to other defendants. Mining Camp Taken Off Railroad Stop SAX FRANCISCO, Dec. 14. Dutch Flat, Placer county, appears to have gone the way of all good mining camps. The Southern Pacific company applied to tho state railroad commission today to remove tho old town from its list of winter stopping places "becauso of lack of business." Permission U discontinue 'the agency from No vember to April, Inclusive, was granted. Month Copy WEDNESDAY MORNING, The siren Installed on the Red-lands Heights Groves, Inc., packing house in Redlands would be sounded when the temperature dropped to the danger point or it appearing that smudging would be necessary to protect the fruit against frost, It was announced. The temperature at Rlalto last night was 40 degrees at 7 oclock, but this raised to 44 1-3 degrees at 9 o'clock. At 3 o'clock' in San Bernardino, SS degrees was reported. This, however, was In the downtown district, which is somewhat protected against the lowering temperatures. Pomona District Gets Warning Floyd Toung, federal metorolo-glst at Pomona, predicted temperatures of from 29 to 27 degrees In that district last night He predicted some smudging but no gen-eral firing In the groves. The cold weather of yesterday extended throughout the length of the 'state. Sacramento reported 27 degrees on the outskirts of the city and temperatures ranging well below the 40 mark were reported In various districts of Southern California, High and Low At Redlands Low temperatures of 28 degrees tho mark forecast by Mr. Cooke on Monday were recorded at Red-lands at dawn yesterday. And, oddly, a maximum temperature of S3 degrees was reported In the hills south of Redlands, within a few miles of the district where the min imum temperature was recorded on the official government thermome ters. S BILL PUTS FIRE (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Dec. 14. The bulky $60,000,000 Rivers and Harbors bill finally got before the Sen ate today and Immediately drew fire from western Senators. Formal reading of the measure, usually dispensed with, had been completed when the day closed. There was considerable debate and Senator Willis, Republican, Ohio, leader of the opposition, gave warning that more discussion of Its pro visions was In sight. While the Senate at the last ses. slon agreed to vote on the bill not later than next Tuesday, it was pointed out today by some oppon cnts that the number of amend ments, which may be offered, is not limited and each Senator Is allowed 13 minutes on each amendment aft er Tuesday. Senator Curtis of Kansas, the Republican leader, joined Senator Reed, Democrat, Missouri, In de manding that the House provisions for improvement of the Missouri river without cost to the ' property owners be re-inserted In the bllL Senator McNary, Republican, Oregon, described the administration of rivers and harbors Improvements as "cruel and ruthless" so far as the west was concerned. He said eastern harbors and rivers always had received, "preferential treat ment." RAILROAD DISCONTINUED SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 14. The Mount Tamalpais and Mulr Woods railway, famed as the "crookedest railroad In tho world." Is to yield to the competition of the automobile. Directors of the road, meeting here today, decided to discontinue the service next summer and to replace It with a toll road up the mountain and Into the Mulr grove of Redwoods. , G)(f DECEMBER 15, 1926 -' " . . RULE IN EAST Large Part of United Statei and Canada Subjected to Sub-Zero Temperature EXPECT RELIEF TONIGHT International Falls Claim t to Be Coldest Spot When 38 Below Recorded (By United News) NEW YORK, Dec. 14. The intense cold wave that has been racing down from the frozen north for the last 24 hours has now enveloped the greater part of the Unit KIII6 WINTER BEGINS HARSH ed States and Canada. At least 20 persons have been killed by the extremely low temperatures and the . weather bureau predicts ; there will be no relief before Wednesday night. Striking down across the central Canadian border Monday night on ' the wings of a blizzard the cold has penetrated the south to the Texas coast. Below freezing tempera- ,,j turea are reported from Houston. ' Sub-zero temperatures overspread the midwest and Rocky mountain regions which were heavily blan- keted by snow. , r East Feeling Winter's Grip In the east, the mercury was skidding downward at an alarming rate. . Charitable institutions were ' flooded with relief calls. Chicago and other cities 1b that , region reported police stations wer being kept open all night to accom- ; ' modate the homeless. - Snow drifts 20 feet high halted highway traffic, caused the closing of schools and threw railroad , trains oft their schedules In Mln- . nesota. ' . . In the Rockies the snow Mocked many mountain roads. Temperatures ranged from 10 to 25 degrees ; below zero. Air mall planes made ' forced landings or failed to start .; their flights through the swirling ' snow. t Even Kansas and Oklahoma ex-; perlenced zero weather. . The same , was true in the northwest, in Ore- ' gon and Washington, where four", deaths were reported. i ' Few Districts , Escaping Cold ? ' ( Southern California, Florida and f portions of the Gulf coast were the -only parts of the country not suf : ferlng from the unusually early arrival of winter. Upper Dixie came In for Us share when the cold pene-' 1 trated to Georgia and the Carolina. ' , . The Atlantic coast from New York to Maine which had been enshroud- ' , ; ed In a thick fog for 13 hoars saw ' V the murky mist dissipated by ley. winds from Toronto. At nightfall, ', .' the mercury was reported dropping : rapidly but the skies had cleared,' ,f 1 much to the relief of half a dozen ocean liners which had been fog-' v ; . marooned In ths New York hTf - . ." bor. .,' i ' ' Deaths In the wake of the storssa . , extended from Tacoma, Wash t New England. There were- rour . , deaths in the northwestern part of. f the United States, five jo wester--" '7Su ' Canada, two in Colorado, one r.JS WJ ': in Minneapolis and St.. Paul,, " W Paul, m ' Wy In Chicago area and three east. Minnesota Town . . .. ' J :l'fr -TJ Gets 38 Below 7;.f. 7.T International Fans, Mm a., e-(, f "f srnational falls, Mina tVt K7 Z 'rli ecord low temperature. J iC.rV -4. A i fj degrees' below J i -y T. J kston,-Mlnn, had 14 f-.; i fij r, while at U.V. Mt 1 7. i g A the record mark Crookston, below, (Continued ( 1 i t

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