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READ NEWS WANT ADS EVERY DAY. THE HUTCHINSON NEWS Final Edition VOL. LI H.; TWELVE PAGES. (Ktttbllthed July 4, 1872) HUTCHINSON, KANSAS; TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1924 NO. 150. PUBLICATION OF INCOME RETURNS , IS HELD LEGAL K. C. Publisher. Freed by U. S. Judge of Charge. IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL Freedom of Press Hampered by Clause Prohibiting Publication of Data. COOLIDGE BUDGET CALLS FOR FRESH GOVERNMENT CUTS Reduction of $59,225.72 in Expenditure* for 1926, Estimated In Message to Congress—Only Big Increase is For Agriculture. Washington, Doc. 2.—TIio cost of running tha federal government In tho fiscal year 1926 was fixed by President Coolidge, in the annual budget sent to Congress today, at $3,7i!»,519,S46.4R' or a reduction of 569,225,031.72 from the estimated expenditures of the eurront yeur. - The estimates for tho principal expenditures for the next fiscal year lis compared with estimated expenditures for the present twelve months follow: (By Tho Associated PrewO KnnBa9 City, Doc, 2— Federal Judge Albert S. Ileovcs today BUR-' talned tho demurrers ct Waller S. Dickey, owner and editor of tho Kansas City Journal-Post, and Ralph Kills, general mannglng odl- tor, to Indictments charging alleged Mogul publication of federal income tax returns. The clause In tho law holding that publication of Incomo tax returns was i'.legal, Judge Reeves said in effect In announcing his decision, Ms In violation of the first amendment to the federal con:'.llu. tlon relative to the freedom of the press. Actual Return! Not Published. Judge IteovoR «ntd there had been no publication of income tax returns on the part of tho newspapers of tho defendants, but that publication was made from a prepared list of tax payers uml the amounts of their tnx which may have been different from or the same as the actual returns themselves. The Dlckey-Bllls case was the first to coma to trial of several tost cases brought by the government In various purts of the country for alleged Illegal publication of income tax returns. It also was the first caso in which individuals were Indicted Instead of newspapers or publishing corporations. Violate* Constitution. * Arguments wore heard by Judge Iteevos yesterday on the demurrers filed last Friday. The defendants, in the demurrers, recognized the truths contained in the indictments returned about a week ago, but challenged the sufficiency of the charges. Defense counsel contended that it was the Intent of congress lo make public tho amounts of income tax paid and that newspapers were within their rights in publishing what had been made public. An utiuck also was launched on the validity of tho ••• provision' In' the law prohibiting publication of income tax returns on tho ground that It violated tho constitution of tho United States. That the law clearly set forth provisions prohibiting the publication of Incomo tux returns or any part of them, was the contention of C. C. Madison, V. s. district at torney. who argued tho case for the government. " Congress Exceeds Powers. "In Iho inslaut case." Judge Hooves' decision said, "the publication gave tho names of taxpayers and tho amounts paid by tlicni. This information liad already been yielded to tho public as a list of .taxpayers with the amounts paid and had been mado nvallablo for public inspection. The power of congress to enforce the payment of tho tax had been mado effective and had been concluded and with the final exercise of tho chief power granted to congress, the incidental »powerB would of necessity •be at an end. Congress would havo no authority to exorcise an Incidental power which lu a measure Involves local regulation after it bud fully enjoyed unci exhausted fts main power ami lintl gathered all the benefits accruing therefrom. Open to All or None. "Hut. It may be argued that such publication Is prejudicial to the tax payers, This may be true and if the congress had attempted to suppress all publications, lis act probably could have been made effective, but In this case the congress attempted to rcgulalo the manner of the publication of tho lists. This was clearly a usurpation of power, it. was not "an incident to its power to tnx but obviously an attompt on tho part of congress to say 'In what manner the peoplo should uciiuire information made available to them. MorCr over, if tha enactment is susceptible to the construction given It by counsel for tho government, the net "woubi be a clear transgression upon tho first amendment to the constitution which forbids an abridgment of tho freedom of the press. "In this view tho court Is con strained to hold that tho enactment IR violative of the first amendment to the constitution und void in law." Government to Appeal. Washington, Dec. 2.—Tha government Is prepared to appoal from the decision of Federal Judge Albert L. Reeves in KanBns City today, in the income tax publication case. It is plnnned lo havo tho case lakon to Ihu .supreme court, but •tho method has not been determined, pending a study of tho case by tho attorney general. No formal comment was mado hero on tho decision. Public debt (Interest) Public debt (reduction of principal) Post Office Department U'nr Department Navy Department tutorial' llepnrtmf.nt Treasury Department Agriculture Department Commerce Department Justice Department State Department .Labor Department Veterans' Hureau Shipping Hoard Interstate Commerce Commission .. Tariff Commission Vcrleml Trade CoinmlsHlon Vocational Kducatlou Hoard White House Kxeeutlvo Offices .... Senntn • House .• •• District of Columbia 192S ..J33O,«UO,O0O .. 4S4,706 ,i ;in ., B3*,37r>.0OS .. 3nS .fi51.S3l> .. 289 .7S3,'.I78 .. 2B7.7S5.B9l! .. 103.S47.741 .. 140.082,7r,0 .. 22.741.1)1 < .. 24,017, S22 .. in .130,0r .2 ,. »,33 'i ,2lil) ., 405,700.0110 .. 24.330.(100 .. 4,513,600 721, ram ••>r,o,oo» S .222 ,270 439 .0UO !,G&l>,iMI» 0,395,751 .. 32,335.527 1926 JS65,000,001) 471,511(1.4111 013.1145.195 347,1511,591 313,207,257 291,31U,1II3 JSIl.MH.lllU 7S.017.1SU 25,812.555 22,1129,010 10.2111,750 S,070,340 4S1.957.S9S 30.311,01)0 1.011.804 013,210 l.OtO.000 7,324.000 411.3117 5,654,87!) 0,405.038 30,354,115 In analysing the estimates sub-1 mitted the president said: Defenses Adequate. For the national defense the estimates amount to 1549,000,000, which is (20,000,000 less than tho amount available this current fiscal year. Theso figures do not Include non-mllltary items of the war and navy departments. Tills reduction Is made in accordance with my belief that wo can have adequate national defense with a mure modest outlay of the taxpayers' money. Further study may point tho way to additional, reduction without weakening our national defense, but rathor perfecting t. This nation Is at ufince with tho world. We no longer have international competition in naval construction of major units. We aro concerned primarily with maintain- Ins ndoquate preparedness. We should have adequate preparedness in 1026 within the limits of tho amount recommended. "Aside from tho Important factor of training personnel our national defense 1 B largoly an Industrial problem. Today the outstanding Weakness in tho industrial situation as it affects national defense Is tho, Inadequacy of facilities to supply air service needs. The airplane industry In thfs country at the present time Is -dependent- 1 almost eutirely upon government business. To strengthen this Industry is to strengthen our national defense. For the air service of Uio urmy and navy, and the air mall service, the estimates, including contract authorizations, amount to $38,045,000. This contemplates an expenditure with tho Industries of *1S,287,000 for tho procurement of airplanes, engines and accessories. The remaining 12O,r>D8,QO0 Is for maintenance, operation, experimentation and research. The amount of $:IS,945,000. however, dues not include all that, will be available for this fervicc In 1320. Amounts contributing to tho air service carried In other estimates, and usable war supplies, will make a total available conservatively estimated at $65,000,000. "The amount requested for n«- tlotm! defense Includes $I5D,!1S,000 for tho Army and Navy Reserves, National Guard, Citizen's Military Training Camps, and other clvllinn training activities. Continue Submarine Building. "There is also included In the national defense estimates }T,444,0OO for increase of the Navy. This will provide for continuing work on tho fleet submarines under construction and for beginning work on two of tho tour remaining fleet submarines authorized In the lillti program. With regard to the Navy estimates, legislation is now pond- SOUNDS WARNING AGAINST WASTE OF OIL SUPPLY U. S. Geologist Urge* Need for Conservation. GARS GREATEST USERS Indications Point to a Constant Increase in Motors— 1925 Surplus Greater. lng which provides for additional vessels. Including gunbonts for use on the Yangtze river. Further estimates for increaso in tli3 Navy are dopondeit upon the enactment of this legislation. It wi'.l also be necessary to request of Congress legislation increasing ,.t authorized cost of the two airplane carriers now under construction. If this be granted It will require funds for tho next fiscal year not proved In tbe estimates contained in this Budget. Rivers and Harbors. "For rivers and harbors $511,237,000 is recommended. In this Is included $40,000,000 for maintenance and improvement of existing river and harbor works, $10,500,000 for flood control on the Mississippi and, Sacramento Rivers, and $5,437,600* for the iteration and mnlntalnon- ence of canals and tho removal of wrecks and other obstructions. Of the $40,000,C )0 for maintenance and improvement of rivers and harbors, $21,973,915 is for new work and $17,24i,575 Is for maintalnen- ance. This will make possible material progress on the roost Important projects approved by Congress. "It is estimated that $0,541,590 will bo needed to complete Dam No. 2 at Muscle Shoals. Of ti .l3 amount, $3,501,200 will bo required this year. This will be covered by a supplemental estimate for 1025. The balance—$3,040,300 Is pravK- od for In these estimates. , 'There ts included in tbesa ns- tlmates $50,000,000 to ba set aside in tho adjusted service cortiflcato fund established under tho World War adjusted compensation act of May 19, 1924. This is for the second, payment to the fund to he mado January 1, 392G. For the first payment, duo January 1, 1925, $100,000,000 Is Included In tho deficiency bill now under consideration hy Congress. Tho applications from veterans so far have Been below the estimated number which tho retards indicate as entitled to tho beuofits of the act If the two appropriations recommended are made, It is estimated thero will bo a sufficient amount in the fund on January 1, 1(126, to meet the demands of tho act, Should the number of applications increase beyond what present experience indicates, as probable, there will bo amplo time to submit a supplemental estimate for the additional amount necessary be- foro that date. Against Federal Aid. "For federal aid to states the estimates provide In excess of $109,000,000. Those subsidies are proscribed by law. I am convinced LET US HOPE THE RESCUE IS NOT TOO LATE Now York, Dec. 2.—A warning against tho "prodigal wasto of our store of oil," was sounded by Dr. Julian D. Soars, In an address prepared for delivery today to the fuel division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in session hero. "The vital fact remains," according to Dr. Sears, who is administrative geologist of tho United States goological survey, "that our supply Is not Inexhaustible and when ono.o extracted It Is gone for- over.'' Tho national demand for crude oil In 1924 probably will amount to about S03,000,000 barrels, Dr. Sears said. Estimates of supply, how- over, are much less certain, A Greater Surplus. Imports of oil. Dr. Sears est!' mated, will remain about the sumo as for 1923, at 90,000,000 barrels. Domestic production, however, will probahly drop from 732,407,000 barrels produced last year to not more than 720,000,000 barrels, nnd perhaps as low as 710,000,000 barrels. Thus the national supply, 810,000,000 barrels for 1921, would be slightly In excess of tho demand nnd reserve stocks in January, 1925, would bo larger than those on hand at the beginning of 1924, Predictions of a shortage of oil supply, according to Dr. Scars, are based partly upon tho inefficiency of present methods of production and use. It Is estimated that when the average field is "exhausted" at least SO per cent of the original oil content still is left in the ground. Number of Cars Grows. Automobiles are by fur the greatest consumer of gasoline," according to Dr. Sears' report. "Tho phenomenal rlso In the number of automobiles In this country would have caused an acuta shortage in tho supply of fuel had not Improved refining methods greatly Increased the yield of gasoline from each barrel of crude. "Future growth, of automobile registration may lfe confidently expected-; the 'saturation point' predicted some years ago, 1ms long since been passed, and now a total of 30,000,000 cars Is suggested as a possibility." Consumption Figures. Last year the railroads of the United States consumed 45,000,000 barrels at fuel oil, just a liltla loss than was used py our merchant vessels; electric plants consumed nearly «s much; gas manufacturers consumed about 22.000,000 harries of gas oil, aud other industries about 125,,000,000 barrels of fuel oil." Tho navy, according to Dr. Senrs, is consuming about 0,000,000 barrels of fuel oil every year. "Thero can bo no reasonable doubt," ho suid, "thut as a whole, the country's need for petroleum will continue to mount steadily in tho future as It has in tho past." KORETZ MAKES CLEAN BREAST OF HIS FRAUDS Master Swindler Tells History of Operations. TO TAKE HIS MEDICINE Chicago Man Will Offer No Defense and Wants to Begin His Sentence. of th, . wl! (Continued on Page Six.) Nominations in Order for Kansas Wheat Girl Prepare your ballots for nomina-, lions for the Knnsas farmer's daughter who will represent tha Hutchinson district"as candidate; for Kansas Wheat C.irl. Nominations should be made on the ballot given herewith lu tho Hutchinson News, and which will also appear In the Hutchinson Herald tomorrow morning. These ballots will bo printed daily up to and including Friday. Tho nominations will close Friday night at midnight. It costs nothing to make the nomination. It isn't necessary to send in any subscription to the News of Herald. This isn't a subscription contest. All thut is asked is that the nomination be sent in by subscriber to the News or Herald, and that the name of the person sending the nomination bo signed on the blank, Tho candidate mnst ba a Kansas farm girl, under 22 years of ago Nov. 27, 1924. Sho must havo lived on a Kun sas furm at least two years prior to Nov. 2,, 1924. (Attendance ai school or college during that timo will not bo regarded as losing residence on a Kansas farm). Nominations muBt be signed by the subscriber making them. Thu nominations will close at midnight, Friday, Dec. 5. Those in thu mail before then will be accepted. Names of the twenty lending candidates lu the News-Herald contest will be printed in Tho News next Monday anil the Herald Tuesday morning. WRIT OF ERROR IN FAHY CASE Former Postal Inspector to Get Review But Must Go to Prison Now. Quizz Doctor About Murder of His Wife Changes In Postal Rates Contemplated Washington, Dee. 2.—Changes in rates of postage for certain classes ot mall along with the proposed readjustment of pay of postal em­ ployes are expected to receive early consideration lu congress as a result of tho comprehensive report on the cost of carrying und handling tho various classes ot mall which postmaster general, New was ready to lay butore congress. Tha exhaustive compilation of costs was understood to show accurately the loss incurred by tho government In handling certain classes of mall and those which ait; yielding a profit. The cost, ascertainment now completed i the first such comprehensive survey since 1911. It was brought about by questions raised in congress threo years ago as to whether newspaper and magazine rates were bearing their proper shnro of cost and also as to the adequacy ot parcel post rates. (By Tht: Associated Presd) Chicago, Dec. 2.—Tho federal circuit court of appeals today denied the appeal of counsel for Wm, J. b'aby and Jtmies Murray^ under 25 year sentences for tho HoiYdoiif',' 111., $2,000,000 mall robbery, for a writ of supersedeas. The court granted a writ of error which will permit review of the enso by the court of appeals early next spring, but ball was refused and they must start serving their sentences at the Atlanta penitentiary, It was ordered. Their departure will ho delayed a few days lo permit conferences on their appeal with their attorneys. Fnhy, a former postal Inspector, and Murray, a west side politician, were the only ones of tho mall robbers to stand trial. The others, tho four Newlons, Brent Glasscock and Bert Holliday, will be sentenced Saturday on their pleas of guilty. They were tho actual robbers of tho Chicago, Milwaukee und St. l'aul train while Fahy, it was charged, furnished the Inside information and Murray planned the hold-up. Ilirmingham, Ala., Dec. 2. —Dr. George T. Edwards was arrested this afternoon In connection with the death of his wife, who was drugged nnd slain as she slept in tile Edwards home eorly today, according to announcement by Sheriff T. J. Shirley. Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 2.—Dr. George T. Kdwurds, was bulug questioned this aflernonn at a Fairfield hospital tn connection with tho death of his wifo who was drugged and slain curly today, ac- .curding to announcement by Sheriff T. J. Shirley. It was stated that a guard was l>elug maintained over the physician, who is suffering from a wound in the left hand which ho told polico was Inflicted by 11 burglar who killed his wife anil then attacked him. DEFICIENCY BILL PASSES SENATE Measure Held Up at the Last Session Adopted—Old Trouble Settled. CANADIAN GROWER IS GRAND WHEAT CHAMP. Chicago. lice. 2.—J. C. Mitchell, Dahimla, Sask., today was named grand champion wheat exhibitor ill thy htiy und grain show held in connection wilh tho 25th annual International livestock exposition. HI* exhibit of hard red spring wheat was picked from among 5iri specimens. Canada has won the wheal championship thirteen times In It years of competition. Mother Hurls Twin Babies From Window, Jumps After Them New York, Dec. 2.—Throwing her threo weeks old twin babies from the third floor of an Upper Mudl- sou avenue apartment house today, Mrs. Bessie Katz,' 2S, then jumped after them. One of tho babies died and tho other, and tho mother suffered fractured skulls, from which physicians did not think they would recover. Despondency which followed n nervous breakdown was responsible lor thu woman's net. The other tivin died a .short Lime after reaching tho hospital. Mrs. Katz, whoso condltlou was critical, was under arrest charged wilh homicide. FEDERAL AID FOR COWLEY CO. ROAD. DEATH TOLL IN RED OUTBREAKS IS FIFTY Washington. Dec. 2.--Fitly persons were killed iu Iho Uprising at Hoval, Esllumla yesterday and several leaders of tho movement already have been executed, said a dispatch today from American con-, sulnr officers, Admiral McKean Elevated. Washington, Dec; 2.—Hear Admiral Josiuli McKean, now commandant of thu Maro Island navy yard, has been selected lo command the scouting floel with the rank of vice admiral. Washington. Dec. The deficiency bill which failed of passage last session, was passed today by the senate. Tbe bill carried $lsn ,(l00 ,(Ki0 and affected practically every depart men! of thu governu ent. It included among other things iho funds /or administration of the bonus :ict. TliB Spanish Springs irrigation project, the fight over which sto|i peel all business in the senato last June, was eliminated from tho in terlor department apprupriul ion bill as presenied today to th house. Against, a budget, estimate c '551111,(101). for (lie project, the com mlttee decided to cut off the entire amount for which Senator Plttuian, Democrat. Nevada, ha:: fought stubbornly, and which led him to conduct tho filibusier, which resulted at. Iho lust session In the failure of ;ec"ral appropriation bills. Just prior to the reporting ot tho bill to tho house. Senator Pltumin had announced in the senato Hint satisfactory arrangements for the project had been included In tho measure and for that reason he withdrew bis project; which at (he last session tied up the deficiency appropriation bill. Big Department Reduction. A Kitnl of $238,1100,11011 or $"1,000- Chicago. Dec. J Leu master swindler and autlio fiayano River Oil hiihlil plead guilty tomorrow and his C»K. will b« completed hofora the no! nf Iho week. States Attorne;. Robert. K. (.'rnwe, .announced t,,da> Chicago, Dec. L<'o Kurd? Promoter of fake oil SCIITCM : which his relatives and friend-* '> \estcd 5.2,1)00,000, brought bat' y".- terday from Halli'ux. N'. S.. to far,his victims, wants to "cot It over with as soon as possible." I have done wrong. I :vanf to bo punished. I'm going to pie .K miilty and take iny punijlimen 1 . was quoted ns saylug sfier b-- had made what stutos altorne ^t- said was a clean brenM. o? hi- iperatitms, cxtendinc: over a peri".; of IS years. To Offer No Fight. Wilh his assets dwindled twelve one dollor bills and the soiled nnd wrinkled suit he wore-, the erstwhile lib,.ml spender anc llayano oil stock salesman said J10 did not expect to interfere with tiie ot justice in any way. Four indlctmenls, ihree of them hnrging defalcations of S-t.u.'.' each, and the fourth £..'.s.<•"•'. lb: i.fith tho operations of a coni.- denre game, have be n returned against Koretz. Bach carries a penalty of from 1 to 11 years In prison. Foderul authorities sal,! they would bo satisfied wilh the state conviction nnd T .ould issii" a capias for his arrent on a tedera: Indictment charging uso of tin- mails to defraud to he serve,! on him It he leaves either a Jail or penitentiary. Tells of Start. An accident, he told states a'tor ney Crowe, start,>d Ills penchant os I'an-Amerlcun nil Block scheme. He was a victim ot a similar scheme In which lie induced friends lo Invosl. Jlil.ono In swamp lands, represented as valuable llm- berlumj. He added oil dlM -ovi'iic to timber as an added halt, an--' soon had difficulty in keep .iK ci-.!- turners away. Ills first Illegal i|n»J.«, he prosecutors, were in fake IIIO;-T gages. As ;t penniless law schon graduate he needed money. \ client brought some lo invest ami Koref. said ho sold him a Val,. la|.-r selling utlier-, in order 1,1 avoid detection. Iir -tee- tiv. : a guarded him in a hotel roue- last night, afler a day of i|n.-~!ion iuc hy prosecutor-'. Atinrn.-y;- f,.n Hie Chicago Title and Trust 1 on, pan>. receivers, and th,- I 'edi-ra rt 'l'eree in bankruptcy planned •• question him Inday. Attacks Methods of Enforcing Booze Law Washington. Dec. 2.—Kuiewinr recommendations for transferrin.: prohibition enforcement In the il>- partnieut. of justice or creating a new depart meat lor II. direct h under thu president, Clarence Trill- Wilson, general secrelarv of th< Methodist Kpist-opul Hoard of Temperance. Prohibition and Public „.,, , ., ,, . , .Morals, (old (he board at Its an­ nuo loss Uian I lie amount made | mm i WEAmER LLOYD GEORGE IS LIBERAL CHAIRMAN (By The Associated Press) , London, Dec... 2.—Former Premier Lloyd Cleorge was today elected us sessional chairman of the liberal members of jiarliament after a long and lively meeting of the liberal purli-.imontariun.s. The election which was not unanimous, does not af[(iol/ex-premier Asuulth'* leadership of tbe liberal party, •csgrdlng to party men. Kansas Wheat Girl Nominating Petition 1 nominate Miss. Kansas, a Kansas farm girl, as Hutchinson News-Herald candidate for The Kansas Wheat Girl to carry the sack of wheat and the message. "Kansas Grows the Best Wheat In the World," to President Calvin Coolidge, January 29, 1925. Name. ' (Mail to Wheat Girl Election. Editor, Hutchinson News-Herald) Coolidge Won't Go Home For Holidays Washington, Dec. 2.—President Coolldgd authorized the announcement today that ho has no Intention of visiting his homo at Plymouth, ' Vt„ during tha winter months The statement was made in connection with reports current in Vermont that ho would spend tho holidays thero with his father. Mr" Coolidge hopes, on the other liand, to liavu his father spend tho Christmas season at tho while house. WEATHER AND ROADS Kansas City—Clear, roads good. Emporia—Part cloudy, roads good. Sitlimi—Par: cloudy, roads good. i.'Dffeyvillc-Cloudy, roads uuod. I'i;i-uiirc-• Pari, cluuily. loads ?.ood. Ariian^a-i CitJ CUmdj. o:.d., KOTM. Wichita—Cloudy, roads good. Ottawa—Part cloudy roads good. Topoka—Cloudy, roads good. Topeka, Kan., Dec. 2.—The state highway commission today approved federal aid, to Iho extent of J15.000 a mile for'nine and u half miles of road between Arkansas City and Winfield. The total federal aid allowed would bo $142,500 or approximately one-halt tho contemplated cost. Aid was also granted- iar building the Summit streot bridge over tho Arkansas river aL, Arkansas City. The commission allowed $-10,000 ] on this project. ] ESTHONIA "REDS" j SEIZE TWO PLANES Kansas—Partly overcast tonight and Wednesday, probably rain In southeast portion; warmer in southeast portion tonight. Oklahoma — Tonight partly cloudy, warmer; Wednesday, unsettled. available last year, was carried hi the interior department. supply bill us H -porUs! today 10 iho hims". Kirst of the appropriation bills to receive eominiitoo approval, its figures were well under the budge', estimates. Oiitslniidliig differences from tho bill passed last year aro reductions of 525,500,000 for army and navy pensions, mado possible by a shrinkage lu (he number of pensioners; ?1,-.Idi'i,cod (or reelamailoii service: ^1,11*111,1100 (or the Indian service ami S'lnd.ijno under the g'-n. oral laud office. .\n iin-i-cas,. of i $(H2 .rt(m was shown for the Alaska railvoad. Washington, ijec, 2. —Congress today gathered up some of Iho meeting here today Jliut; had yet. lo meet "the fin. tempo' ance man iu the ministry ur tl: ; - laily who was .-ailsl'ied with it: way the prohibition law was li .-in enforced." Among the difficulties Or. Wll sou enumerated was the use of the words ''intoxicating liquor" In th constitutional uim-ndincnl. It wa Indefinite and difficult of defini lion, he said, and lie added tha 1 had tile words "alcoholic beverag* been ll-ed it would ]:.ive saved years of litigation, prohibition a ;o ills. |.ir. Wilson lobl tin board. .-Iioidd be placed under civil s, rv ice because, he said, ".^uiie of 11-.• • wor .sl appointments have been b> wet and disloyal senators who have purposely obtained appointments of notoriously wet. univiiahle and TEMPERATURE READINGS I PRESIDENT AGAIN I HOST TO SENATORS AS '.' tcrlng . .. bank biiiU!bi£ -1 P. M 0 r. M S ('. ,\1 10 p. 111 l:! Midnight , 2 A. M. 1 by l!w : aisl'sna at llic j-'n^t Maximum, 54; 1 A. M. ... C A. M. ... S A. M. ... I 'I A. M. .. . Noon .... 2 V. it. ... Minimum, :pl TAe Cheerful Cherub, Roval, Ksiboula, Doc. S,—During ; yesterday's attempted coup which.' wna suppressed with a heavy loss i of llfo after two hours ot fighting, I communists- occupied tho military ! nlrdomo, from which two airplanes I were forced to fly toward Russia.! One. however, descended at Narva.' . i Promotion for Judge Hand. Washington. Dec. '1. • Kodcra' •it'due Learned Hand of 'ie- South ern dl&lrlrl of ..New Vor... v, at- noi^lnuted by Prosldenl Coolidge today to bo United Staten circuit judge, second circuit, I looso ends uf legislation left . ..... dangling by its adjournment last I disreputable men to bo proliibiilo I June, und prepared to got down to | enforcement, officers." ! work on the appropriation bills. ' The second day of the now ses- . siou saw the president's annual I budget message, proposing npprup- e; v. sis- i rint Ions of f:l.72!«.r.l«.ll4K for I lie .Naicjaai | m .jjt. f(»ral year, d'dlvered by ines- „, I scucer and read lu both senut house, the Interior bill, carrying .'in !'523S,()(IO.00O, placed In a position j*' for immediate consideration In tho "IMI house, anil a deficiency bill which lost out at the. close, of last session passed iiUpost. without debate lu rlie senute. Mr. Coolidge's annual massage We.-s.ltK cf purse- cr we-eJtk cf hetrt — I know which one I'd choose. . The thing? of truest worth in life. Are those we cannot lose.. A a-oingloll, ijec. '1- i ,v-:;i.-la! lo ! ue>-i wa-, discussed inlortnally by l'ivs and j deui Cuolld'-e a', a breakfast c:r. ference with a croup nf lt> pubic can senators. The meeting was the second of a series (lie prssl- dent proposes to have with senate and house li-mli-rs. Senators present at today's >•<;; foiyiiee included Capper. Kutir-u- . . i'hlpps. Colorado; (lib:!,., N-vsul:. in iho stale of tli" union will be I || ;in -i is. (ikluhoma: MeK'u.ev. ii nois; .McNarv. (Ir-.^on: Kev'-N..W Hampshire: I'M.'.-. Sen .'• ; Willi-', f lino; Kri; -t. K< • J ilicks; Kikliin. We-L Vir?;»U, lla- ! iieiawur" and (Ivuslin-. Idaho. A oilier giotip has ben; i);v!i"d ••• 'have breakfast toinurro,s wi'.H C sent I he apilol to- ONLY 24 SURVIVORS OF MEXICAN WAR Washington, iiec. 2. —UoatU erased iho names of 2i Mexican war j president, voterniis during the year and there remain today on tho government ONE pension rolls only 24 soldiers who J served in tho war that ended 7'1 ! KILLED, ONE HURT IN RAIL COLLISIO' •ars a (O. ir.ivois i- Tho lb" F:csli F.a't 'lqual .r:. I'.aia'. la. .1 - -, a. I » - . ': oai-ilHluale .- bo.-!,.. ). i\,, at Wouosobo, Three per -a killed. cra'-lied nit'.' 1 lie- r< ar of : in- tiain Ucar Jackouu tuday.

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