VOT, "VO ISJilQ Entered at Portland (Oregon) JXj. J-iX-V JlVJ. 1 0,.J 1 Postoffice Second-Class Matter. PORTLAND OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL, 2, 1920 26 PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS FOUR INDICTED FOR HIGH COURT "LEAK" HOOVER LINES UP FOR RESERVATIONS COMMITTEE RAIDS LABOR DEPARTMENT TuZSss nmiL MILK PRICE MARINE ACCUSED OF TRICKING SCULPTOR SUFFRAGE FORGES FAIL IN DELAWARE CUT 1 CENTS HERE EX-S12CKETARY IS CHARGED DEPORTATION' PAPERS SEIZED FOB INVESTIGATION. $5,000,000 DEBIT HELD RE SULT OF FIXED PRICES. WAR STATUE DECLARED EX TENDED FOR DOUGHBOY. WITH DISCLOSING DKCISIOX. HAILROAD OWNERS QUIT WAGE PARLEY $1,000,000,000 Rise Is Flatly Rejected. PUBLIC VOICE IS DEMANDED Negotiations Now Will Go to Wilson's Board. BODY NOT YET NAMED Railway Committee Head Declares Burden, to Full Ultimately on Public, Is Too Great. WASHINGTON. April 1. Wage negotiations between the conference committees representing the railroads and the unions were broken off to night when the railroad representa tives declined to continue considera tion of demands which have been esti mated to total $1, 000, 000,000, unless the public received a voice in the pro ceedings. Under the provisions of the trans portation act, the wage controversy now will be referred to the railroad labor board, which is yet to be ap pointed by Tresidcnt Wilson. The law provides for three representatives of the public Whiter Announces Decision. E. T. "Whiter, chairman of the rail way executives conference committee, announced the decision In a statement which said the two eides were in dis agreement as to the provisions of the transportation act. The union repre sentatives were said to hold that the law contemplated an agreement be tween the railroads and the employes prior to any opportunity for partici patlon by the representatives of the public. The railroad committeemen held that such an agreement might be reached, but they did not believe that "congress ever contemplated that i controversy involving eo great an ad dition to transportation costs and in which the public is therefore so vitally interested should be disposed of by direct negotiation." Cost Burden Held Too Great. Mr. Whiter's statement said in part: "The representatives of the rail roads take the position that they could not assume the responsibility of adding such a burden to the costs of transportation, which are necessa rily borne by the public, without the full knowledge and consent of the public, through its representatives and that they must therefore decline the resqucsts and let the entire mat ter bo disposed of as provided in the transportation act. "This me:eris that the controversy must De submitted to the railroad laoor board appointed by the presi r I p n t in a M'nrili n .. . Willi inn trmu of the law, on which the public will have ttirce representatives, the em- j ...... uu us rauroaa man- agemcnts three Data on Subject Sought. "We invited the committee repre senting the employes to join with us in the formation of a committee to prepare data on the various aspects of the subject which we feel must ultimately be presented to the labor board in any event, with a view to expediting the disposition of this dif. flcult problem. They declined to join with us in the formation of such a committee. They have announced their intention of appealing to the labor board." In support of the position taken by the management conferees that con gress did not intend a large increaso In transportation costs should be made without consent of the public. Mr. Whiter eaid section 307 of the transportation act giving the labor board power to suspend a wage agreement is likely to require sub stantial readjustment of freight rates. He also pointed out that the law enjoins the concurrence of one member of the public group on the labor board in any Important case to make a decision effective. At the office of B. M. Jewell, chair man of the railway employes' con ference, it was, said the unions had no comment to make on the rupture or the wage negotiations. Estimate is Meld Conservative. Notifying Mr. Jewell that the man agement conferees must decline the wage demands and submit the con troversy to the tripartite board ere ated by the transportation act, Mr. w hitter wrote that a very conserva tive estimate of the requested wage increases which must be met by increased rates was more than 11,000,000,000." Trust statement," he said, "is based on the requested changes in the rates of pay and no attempt has been made to estimate the cost of changes in rules which would further materially increase the total. Con federation of your request and the basis upon which they are predicated has convinced our conferees th; there is no intermediate ground which could be reached that in itsel would not represent an aggregate sum so great as to be beyond the pos gibility of our reaching a settlement ' WASHINGTON, April 1. Guaranty provisions of the new railroad law will cost the government approxl mutely $175,000,000 for the six month iConcludsd oa rase 2, Column l. First Indictment of Kind Accuses Defendants With Conspiracy to Defraud V. S. WASHIXGTO.V, April 1. For the first time in history, a criminal in dictment was returned today against persons alleged to have obtained ad vance information of a supreme court decision for the purpose of stock- market speculation. Ashton F. Embry, former secretary to Justice McKenna. was named as the man who disclosed the substance of the highest court's forthcoming de cision in the Southern Pacific case last November. He waa said to have received $600 for the information, whereby the other defendants. E. Millard Mayer Jr., a New York brok er, Barnett E. Moses, lawyer of Washington, and James Harwood Graves, former assistant attorney in the department of justice, were en abled to sell ""short" BOO shares of Southern Pacjfic, on which a profit of imi.bo was made. The indictment returned In the Dis trict of Columbia supreme Court after months of investigation by the de partment of justice charged specially conspiracy to defraud the United States of its report of secrecy sur rounding opinions of the United States supreme court prior to public announcement by the justices in for mal session. It recited that "from time Immemo rial" the custom was to deliver all opinions so that all citizens might and did have equal opportunity to be in formed concerning them "to the end that the court should continue and be regarded as an impartial and public tribunal administering and declaring public law In a public and general manner without favor, ... as one Ashton F. Embry then and there well knew." The indictments were returned un der the penal code, which provides tljat upon conviction each of the par ties to the conspiracy shall be fined not more than S10.000 or imprisoned for not more than two years, or both. Supreme court officials said the indictments were the first ever re turned in connection with charges of a leak In the supreme court. Re ports of leaks have been circulating a number of times, but unofficial in vestigation showed them to be with out basis. The secretary to one of the justices was reported to be giving out advance information regarding decisions about 15 years ago, but the charges were never substantiated and no action ever was taken. AGED SKELETONS FOUND Prehistoric Boy and Girl Hidden in Recess of Volcano. SANTA FE. N. M., April 1. The skeletons of a boy and a girl were brought to Santa Fe today and are being exhibited preparatory to being sent to Washington, D. C. Investi gators declare these human re,lics were overwhelmed in a prehistoric volcanic eruption. A statement was given out by Amado Chaves, former mayor of Santa Fe, that the skeletons were found in a white stone house, in good state of preservation, discovered a hidden recess in the volcanic badlands of western Valencia county, near San Rafael, by a native sheep owner last week. The existence of this white house among the lava beds has long been a tradition and expe ditions from Washington have in vain Bought It for years. The house was partially submerged by the hardened lava and was reached with great difficulty. GEORGIA DROPS WILSON President's Name Withdrawn From Preferential Primary. ATLANTA, Ga., April 1. The name of President Wilson, which had been entered by petition in the Georgia presidential preferential primary, has been withdrawn by action of a num ber of signers of the petition. The time limit for entries expired today at noon and official announce ment of the candidates who had been certified revealed that President Wil son was not among them. Attorney-General ralmer, Thomas E. Watson, former candidate for pres ident on the populist ticke, and Sen ator Hoke Smith were the only candi dates whose n,ames will appear on the ballot. MAD BULLKILLS OWNER Harry Davidson, of Beaver, Torn' to Bits in Corral. TILLAMOOK, Or., April 1. (Special.) An angry bull today killed Harry Davidson, Beaver rancher, its owner, and tore the body to bits. No one wit nessed the killing, which occurred in the corral of the Davidson farm, but parts of the body were found by Clinton King, who lives near. . Mr. King was compelled to shoot and kill the bull before he could enter the corral to rescue the body. PACKER PAYROLL STOLEN $15,810 Is Taken by Three Men In Motor Car. KANSAS CITY, April 1. Three men in a motor car today neld up two mes sengers from the Drovers National bank, robbed them of 145.840, repre senting the payroll of Swift & Co., and escaped. The men had not been captured to-nijut. Washington Herald Givp Straight Out View o CANDIDATE RIK PAPER ''Perfectionists" and "Isola tionists" Scored. POLITICAL WRECK FEARED Editorial Appears Under Caption Dealing With California Primary Quarrel. j OREGON IAN NEWS BUREAU, Washington, April 1. Some plain speaking on the peace treaty is in dulged in today by the Washington Herald, of which Herbert Hoover, can didate for the republican presiden tial nomination, is one of the owners. Whatever the Herald says on the treaty is accepted in Washington as the voice of Hoover, because he is credited with shaping the paper's pol icy on politics. It is not difficult to ascertain by this editorial that Mr. Hoover aligns himself definitely with the reserva tion group in the senate which sought compromise ratification. Neither the Wilson stand-patters nor the Borah-Johnson irreconcilables will be pleased by the Herald's discussion of their position. Those who are following the presi dent in his demand for the ratifica tion of the treaty without amend ments or effective reservations are dubbed "perfectionists" by Mr. Hoover's paper and the group led by Senators Borah and Hiram Johnson, variously characterized heretofore as "irreconcilables," "battalion of death," "the wreckers" and "the spoilers" are rechristened "isolationists." "Heservationlst" View Given. In speaking for the Hoover group which are designated as "reservation ists," the Herald says: . "The reservationists view the treaty and the league, taken In the large, as being as good instruments as can be obtained in a world where agree ment is purchased only by compro mise, but think that for the safety of American interests certain reserva tions should be insisted upon. What these reservations should be, natur ally enough opens a wide field for difference of opinion. Practical states manship here again justifies concilia tion and compromise. No treaty or the league will stand unchanged throughout the ages, both being in strumentalities for immediate and practical purposes." The "perfection ists," the editorial says, are those (.Concluded on Page 4. Column U. ) MR. JONES HAD SPENT THE EVENING FIGURING OUT if ; : : i 11111 - O. I 1 T I A. I ScVCE.,TO.li.!! J I mi 1 nL f Swa if iL : m,s.ums. : k3 r u,. 'H" ; II : . ji -v "ease of Hundreds of Alleged .v . - . ... I xtcus J to uses .Department oi ; Justice and Officials. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Washington, April 1. Aroused by the recent action of Louis P. Post, acting secretary of labor, in ordering the release of a large number of alien radicals held for deportation hearings, representative Albert Johnson -of Washington, chairman of the house immigration committee, and two oth er members of the committee Rep resentatives Raker of California and Vaile of Colorado descended on the department of labor this afternoon and seized all papers relating to the deportation cases. Not only were pa pers taken in the cases of the rad icals released without hearing, but also the papers in the cases of aliens ordered deported but who escaped by Acting Secretary Post's cancellation of the deportation orders. The radicals Involved in 'the cases were several hundred in number, taken on wholesale raids conducted in all the large cities of the country some time ago by the department of justice. Their release by the depart ment of labor has caused considerable friction between the departing ts of labor and justice, and it is under stood that the attorney-general's of fice has for several days been seeking a way to block the department of labor efforts to set the alleged "reds" free. Whether the Johnson subcommit tee of the house Immigration commit tee acted upon a suggestion from the department of justice could not be learned tonight. As the papers in the cases were too bulky to be re moved forthwith, W. A. Blackwell of Seattle and an immigration Inspector from the same city, who were here testifying before the immigration committee in deportation cases, were placed in charge of all the documents. They were directed to make a digest of the papers for the committee. A raid on an executive department of the government is a new thing in Washington, but in this case it is not surprising in view of the storm of criticism that has been rising for some time against the department of labor and its lenient if not altogethet friendly attitude toward all brands of communists, bolshevists and an archists. A thorough Investigation of the inner workings of the immigration service is expected to follow with a VliVw of folding out how It is " that radicals from all parts of the country concentrated at Ellis island at great expense to the government for depor tation have been set free after their banishment was ordered. NOTED MEDICAL MAN DIES Dr. William Martin, ex-Navy In spector, Passes Away. SAN FRANCISCO, April 1. Dr. William Martin, 71, medical inspector of the United States navy, retired died here today. Dr. Martin was noted for his work in combating yellow fever in Florida in 1874 and subsequent years. Congress Asked for Reimburse ment- Spokesman Attacks Hoover and Barnes. WASHINGTON April 1. Grain dealers from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Illi nois appealed today to the house agricultural committee for legislation reimbursing them for losses claimed to aggregate $5,000,000 in 1917, due to the fact that tne price of wheat was fixed at 60c lens than the current market price. Herbert Hoover, former food ad ministrator, and Julius Barnes, presi dent of the government grain cor poration, were declared by the aeal ers to be responsible for the losses. "We used every diligence to find out the attitude of the grain cor poration and the food administration, but got little information." declared B. E. Clements, president of the Texas Grain Dealers' association, and spokesman for the dealers. "We were told that there was no authority for fixing the price, but after it was fixed we were told we ought to have known that they were going to fix the price." "Congress would never have en acted the food control law if it knew that price fixing was planned." Mr. Clements said the grain deal ers had vainly asked an Indorsement of their proposal by Mr. Barnes, who told them that they "ought to have known" that a price was to have been fixed by the government. "But you did rely on Hoover's and Barnes' statements?" asked Repre sentative McLaughlin, republican! Nebraska. "We took them to be men of their word," replied Clements. Lee G. Metcalf, representing the Illinois Grain Dealers' association, said if there was ever another corn corporation when he was buying grain he would "get a oulja board. E. J. Smiley, representing Kansas and Nebraska dealers, declared Mr. Hoover's announcement In August, 1917. of a necessity to reduce the price of bread grains was "Infamous. No action was taken by the com mittee. FOOLS' DAY JOYFUL ONE Walla Walla Sees Slump in Im porta nt Food Products. WALLA WALLA, Wash... April 1. (Special.) April fool's day brought Joy to Walla Walla, three important food products slumping. Bread dropped from 11 to 10 cents a loaf; butter declined 5 cents pound, and eggs fell to three dozen for 1, the lowest price in two years UNION PICKETS STOPPED Missouri Court Denies Right to Interfere With Business. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 1. The supreme court of Missouri ruled against the right of a labor union to picket a place of business. The opin ion was handed down here today. HIS FISHING TRIP Dairymen and Distribu tors Will Comply. COMMISSION MAKES REPORT 'roducers' Margin Reduced One and Half Cents. DISTRIBUTOR LOSES REST Eucli bide Previously Pledged to Abide by Decision Stop page of Oversupply Urged. Two cents a quart was knocked off of the price of milk to the consumer in Portland by a decision yesterday of the milk-price commission, appointed by Mayor Baker. The milk producers will bear l'i cents of the reduction, while the distributor will bear the other half cent. The price to the producers under the new scale will be 13.20 a hundred pounds, instead of the 13.90 they have been getting. Both producers and distributors will abide by the decision. The new price to the householder will be 13 cents a quart where mid-month payment Is made. Otherwise it Is 14 cents. The decision of the milk commis sion appointed only last week by Mayor Baker did not meet with the absolute approval of either the offi cials of the Oregon Dairymen's league. representing the producers, or the dis tributors, although both factions have been pledged to place, the new price into effect at onde. Overaupply Stoppage treed. Not only did the milk commission, composed of Dr. E. H." Pence, chair man, William Cornfoot and John Y, Richardson, reduce the price of milk Dut, in addition, made pointed rec ommendations for the stoppage of oversupply of milk in Portland by the league., thus causing a surplus, and high prices. The cor-nisir.n also rec ommended savings tu be effected by the distributors to cover the reduc tion made In the price of milk. The milk commission, after sur veying the facts given it by both the producers and distributors, de termined that a reduction in the price of milk from the producer waa possible because of the abundant grass supply during the next three months and that a portion of the re duction oould be easily assumed by the distributors, who, the commission feels, are in a position to effect suf ficient economic in the distribution and handling of -milk to offset the loss. Redaction la SonBly Wasted. Some plan whereby the surplus milk can be reduoed in Portland has been recommended to officials o theDre gon Dairymen's league, it being pointed out that the present league plan of obtaining new members is enlarging the surplus and causing a loss which must be assumed by all members of the leagrue and which the commission feels is one of. the primary causes for the high price of milk. The distributors accent the deri - sion of the commission," announced M. Work, president of the Port-1 could easily find fault with some points of the decision, but we recog nize that the commission made as thorough a study as was possible and, having agreed to live up to the de cision, we are now eady to do so, even If by so doing we will be forced to assume a loss for a time." Sarflrlent Xtdy Doubted. "We do not believe that the milk commission made sufficient etudy of facts to ascertain the real cost of producing milk for Portland con sumption," said Albert S. Hall, as sistant manager of the Oregon Dairy men's league, discussing the report and recommendations of the commis sion. "Of course the league will abide by the decision, but we feel sure that the new prices established will place the dairying Industry serving Port land in jeopardy. The cost of pro ducing this milk is 80 cents more than the selling price set by the commis sion." Report Piled With Mayor. The findings and report of the com mission filed with Mayor Baker yes terday is as follows: The undersigned, appointed ' by your honoT to consider the matter of a fair price for milk to Portland consumers for t the three months, April 1 to July 1, 1920. concerning the same beg to submit the following as our findings: We recognize the extreme difficulty In arriving at an ascertained and sclontiflc ground upon which to base a statement of a fair price to all parties Involved. Noth ing but an exhaustive survey by a com petent and fair-minded expert of th whole range of practice at business man agement by milk producers, and bis bal anced conclusions, could warrant a state ment as to the cost f production of milk to the producer. Conditions are so variable, as with many other articles of production, and the data are so far beyond the reach of your com mission's means, or of any save of tbe most expert nature, that we find ourselves pressed to accept two considerations which seem conclusively to base our finding. First, that there can be a reduction made in the present price charged for milk to the consumer. - Second, that this reduction will en cnurK and enable the consumer to use ICuaciuiicd ou l'i-s 11, Caluuiu . Not Only Did Corps Win With "Help of God," But Now It Claims Masterpiece. (Copyright by the New Tork World. Pub lished by Arrangement.) PARIS, April 1. (Special Cable.) A wartime controversy between the marines and the doughboys has been revived over the question as to wheth er the statue entlitled "Crusading for the Right,' said to be the first sculp tural classic of the war produced for America and which is soon to be erected in heroic proportions in a public square in Washington, symbol izes the doughboy or the marine. Colonel James Moss, author of West Point textbooks, who bought the copyright of the statue, declares that tHe marine corps Insignia on the hel met got there by mistake, saying the artist. Haphael Peyre. now in New York, so informed him. "Not only did a few marines, with the help of God, win the war." Colonel Moss says, "but now they are claim ing the first sculptural masterpiece in token of our part in the war, in which the chief figure is a typical marine rather than a doughboy." Colonel Moss says that when the artist applied to General Hart for a soldier to pose as a model, 100 men were lined up, among them several marines. Peyre explains that when he made his selection he had never heard of the marines- and he supposed the man chosen by him was like the other Americans. It did not occur to him to pu(, the marine insignia on the helmet until the marine model sug gested it, and he did so, supposing the insignia merely a divisional mark. Although he promptly removed the insignia when he learned what it meant, it appears that the statute to be erected in Washington will bear the marine insignia, as it is under stood. WOOD LEAD 2773 VOTES tnorfieial Returns From 5 4 South Dakota Counties Public. SIOUX FALLS. S. D.. April 1. Un official returns from 64 of the 64 coun ties In the state on the general pri mary election of March 2Z. for repub lican prasideiuial indorsement as announced this afternoon by the sec retary of state at Pierre, show Major Genera! Leonard Wood, 26.202; Gover nor Prank O. Lowden of Illinois, 2-.-543; United States Senator Hiram W. Johnson of California. 23,429. Gen eral Wood received the majority In dorsement for presidential preference the state convention, held Decem ber 2 last, while Governor Lowden was the minority choice and Senator Johnson filed as an independent can didate. United States Senator Miles Poindexter of Washington was also an independent but polled a compara tively small vote, figures on which were not included in the secretary's announcement today. Indications are that the official count would probably be made Satur day or Monday. No figures on the democratic vote were announced. FEDERAL BONUS RESTORED Senate Passes Bill Giving $2-10 Annually to Workers. WASHINGTON. April 1. The 240 annual bonus for federal employes who have not participated in general mage Increases was restored by the J senate today in passing the Icgis- 1 lative. executive and judicial appro- 1 prlatlon The senate also authorised an in- ' ment over hoUB! "Cures and refused to sustain tne house in abolishing the sub-treasury system. INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS The Weather. T RfT BR DAY'S Maximum temperature, 4S degrees; minimum, 3i degrees. TODAY'S Rain; southerly winds. Foreign. Gambling at Monte Carlo wilder than ever. but patrons have air of depression. Page 3. National. Hoover lines up for reservations in edi torial of own paper. Page 1. Republican resolution to declare war ended rouses democratic cnairman. rage a. Wilson says terms of armistice rule U. S troops In Oermany. Page 7. Sub-committee of congress raids depart ment of labor, seizing deportation pa pers. Page 1. Four Indicted for supreme court "leak.1 Page 1. Grain men allege loss of $5,000,000. Page 1. Railroad officials quit wage parley. Page 1. I Domestic. Suffrage resolution decisively defeated In Delaware house. Page 1. Stepfather alaln to save her honor, says St. Louis girl charged with murder. Page 2. Wood Is first choice In poll of New York. Page 2. 8000 marine workers at New York strike. Page 4. vw York assembly, by overwhelming vote. expels five socialist members. Page 11. Pacific Korthwest. Northwest college presidents discuss sal ary problems. Page 18. Sports. Beavers get fright when busher slams homer tor four runs. Page 10. Coast promoters beseige Walker with fight offers. Page 16. Commercial mad Mariae. Grain corporation offers to cancel resales of wheat. Page 23. Chicago corn up on bullish wheat-crop estimates. Page 25. Small turnover in Wall-street stock mar ket. Page 23. Portland and Vicinity. I. W. W. attorney siyt Juror tru?pected of prejudice. Page 28. Portland miik price reduced 2 cents a quart. Page 1- One man killed, one wounded in poolhall shooting; slayer surrenders. Page 10. Lodge for vlce-prewident to save Oregon from disgrace. I'age a. Residents of IrvinKton object to proposed location of telephone exchange. Page 13. Mo'int McKinlcy sinking, cay explorer. fa.e -0. Amendment Voted Down by House, 26 to 6. ANUS CHEER ANNOUNCEMENT Suffragists Quit Chamber Sadly, Some in Tears. MARYLAND ACT SURPRISE Injunction to Prccnt Proclama tion Until Courts Pass on Val idity of Amendment Sought. DOVKU, Del., April 1. The ratifica tion resolution to make Delaware the S6th state necessary to write the woman suffrage amendment into the constitution of the United States went down to defeat in the house of rep resentatives today. The vote was 22 to 9. but before the result was an nounced three members charged from yes to no in order to move for recon sideration, and one member who waa not down as voting asked to be re corded in the negative. This made the official vote 26 nays to 6 ayes. Kighteen affirmative votes were necessary to adopt the resolution. After the vote the house adjourned until Monday. In a parliamentary sense, according to the rules of the legislature, the suffrage question Is not dead for the special session, but legislative leaders generally conceded that the hope for affirmative action in both houses is a forlorn one. sVope ?t Wholly Uoaf. An identical ratification resolution k still in the senate, where suffrag ists claim a majority of one. After the Aote was announced there was great cheering among the men and women opponents of equal suf frage. Anti-suffrage members were surrounded by enthusiastic women who showered them with congratula tions and red, roses, while suffragists. wearing the yellow daffodil, sadly walked from the chamber, some of them in tears. Mrs. Florence llillts. president of the suffrage state organization, said: "We have a majority in the senate. We will try to shove the measure through that body and then strive to have the house act favorably on the joint ratification resolution. We are discouraged but we are by no means licked." WASHINGTON, April 1. Action of the Maryland legislature in directing the attorney-general to seek before the supreme court an injunction re straining the secretary of state of the United States from proclaiming the federal suffrage amendment, if it should be ratified by 36 states, until its validity is established, was said tonight by the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage to be a novel step in American legal pro cedure, which might affect the presi dential election in November. Court Derisioa Desired. Miss Mary G. Kllbreth, president of the association, raid Maryland's action meant that for the first time tho validity- of a proposed constitutional amendment would be passed on by tho courts before it was made a part of the nation's fundamental law, instead of afterward, in which it is strikingly different from the prohibition amend ment, which is in effect while being contested bitterly in the supreme court. "If the suffrage amendment were proclaimed on mere 'official notices' as the state department recently in formed our association it might do," Miss Kilbreth said, "the entire presi dential election might be thrown Into the courts on account of the doubtful legality of ratification in various ref erendum states and in others where legality is being contested. Other Kighta Uuestioned. "The resolution authorizes not only an injunction to prevent proclama tion, but also sues to take up the en tire question of validity, from the power of congress to submit such an amendment to the right of a legis lature to ratify it without the consent of the people. "While the action of Mississippi and Delaware proves that there is no im mediate danger of 36 states being counted for the amendment, Mary land now has erected a stone wall of legal defense against federalized woman suffrage." NEW ORLEANS, April 1. Woman suffrage leaders here predicted to day that Louisiana would be the 36th state to ratify the federal suffrage amendment. The legislature meets May 10. RALEIGH, N. C, April 1. Gov ernor Bickett said today that the North Carolina legislature would not be called in special session until early In July. The governor recently an nounced he would ask the special ses sion, which will be convened to act on 'tax legislation, to ratify the fed eral woman suffrage amendment. Corn Stores In Danger. LINCOLN, Neb.. April 1. If the rail roads do not furnish cars immedi ately much of last year's Nebraska corn crop will be spoiled, according to representations made today by ele vator Interests and farmers to tliu state raiiw ay cumuiissiou.